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  • Watch First 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer With Revamped Beyonce Song

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived in all its scintillating hyper-sexualized glory Though if you're hoping for a montage of steamy footage from the boudoir and/or BDSM dungeon you'll have to settle for a fleeting few snippets at the end Still it's got plenty of exposition if...
  • Miranda Lambert, Kiss, the Band Perry, Usher to Rock Brooklyn in Style

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry will be in good company at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th as the annual Fashion Rocks TV special welcomes a who's who list of stars from the worlds of music and fashion The two country artists will perform alongside Afrojack Duran Duran Jennifer...
  • Weezer Bring 'Back to the Shack' and the Lightning Strap to 'Fallon'

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Weezer brought a whole lot of 1994 — complete with crunchy riffs "woo-ooh-ooh"'s and of course the lightning strap — to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday where they christened their new track "Back to the Shack" with its television debut The 40 Best Records from Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year While an Ace Frehley bobblehead...
  • Meet the Musician Who'll Record a Song About Your Life in 20 Minutes

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a nondescript alley in downtown Manhattan Brooklyn musician Grey Gersten sits inside an abandoned elevator shaft that's been converted into the surreal art museum Mmuseumm He's behind a movie theatre-style ticket booth surrounded by various instruments drum machines and recording equipment asking strangers intimate questions such as "Did you...
  • 18 Things You Learn After Two Long Days With Lana Del Rey

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There's only one person it seems who doesn't find Lana Del Rey a confounding mystery "I know everything about myself" Del Rey says in her first Rolling Stone cover story on stands now "I know why I do what I do" In many hours of interviews for the story conducted...
 
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    Kings of A&R

  • Sam Mooney

    deankings
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Sam Mooney is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Brookhaven, Mississippi. Hailing from a place where music is so deeply connected to the culture, Mooney’s musical heritage is of blues, rock, soul, and country. Mooney recorded his debut EP at BlueSky Studios in Jackson, Mississippi with producer Casey Combest. The EP was released on July 15th with the first single from the album, “Heartbreaker“, which quickly rose to #19 on the Singer-Songwriter iTunes Charts. Contact: sammooney601@gmail.com
  • The Fall Four

    deankings
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    The Fall Four are a brand new pop band from Chicago, IL. The band recorded in Los Angeles to record with producers Mudrock and Khris Lorenz (Plain White T’s, One Direction, T. Mills) and then to Minnesota to work with James Harley (Prince). Despite the fact that they’ve only been together for a few short months, they have already released a music video for their first single “Wake Up“, which has been added to rotation in all Journey’s shoe store locations nation wide. The band has quickly started gaining a following on social media and on May 24th, they played…
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  • Kid Runner

    deankings
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Buzz Track: Move Within their first year, Kid Runner has gone from bedroom demos to National TV commercials, and the momentum hasn’t stopped there. Their huge synth hooks, shout along anthems and energetic live show has landed them opportunities to perform with Capital Cities, The 1975, X Ambassadors, and more. With a new EP set to be released this summer 2014, it’s safe to say that it’s been an amazing start for this up-and-coming alternative pop band. The band has opened for X Ambassadors, The Griswolds, Capital Cities, Twenty One Pilots, and The 1975 among others. They…
  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

    deankings
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have just released their much anticipated new EP,By My Side. The EP features six original songs showcasing a unique blend of instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have been touring for three years and have performed at Newport Folk Festival,Carnegie Hall, the Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Philadelphia Folk Fest, Stagecoach, New Orleans Jazz Fest and a host other venues and festivals across the country. They have over 24 million YouTube hits and have appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the BBC and the Today…
 
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    AltSounds

  • Hannah Peel reveals exclusive unreleased track 'Invisible City'

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Award-winning artist Hannah Peel is pleased to present her new EP Fabricstate. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter first came to recognition in 2010 with her critically lauded solo EP Rebox, a unique collection of 80s covers played on a music box, followed by her debut album The Broken Wave in 2011 to further acclaim. Through the successes of these two releases she then formed The Magnetic North, a collaborative project with Simon Tong (of The Verve and Gorillaz fame) and Erland Cooper (Erland and the Carnival). Continuing her solo work, the Fabricstate EP is another emotive and skillful…
  • Palace share video for 'Veins'

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Following Palace’s impressive 47,000 plays on SoundCloud for debut track ‘Veins’ in just two weeks, and the critical praise to match from tastemakers Clash, DIY and NME, the London-based band are happy to share it’s video today. Directed by Eddie Wrey, the clip was shot in an abandoned school just outside London and matches their cinematic sound. They also announce a headline show at the intimate setting of St. Pancras Old Church on October 15th. Tickets are now on sale via https://parallellines.ticketabc.com/events/p/ The gig is to celebrate the release of their debut EP Lost In The…
  • Punk legend Duncan Reid returns with new Big Heads album

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the ‘Ramone’ nom-de-plume. Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid is one of those people. As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation. Fast forward to…
  • Skrillex Joins Flow Festival 2014

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Skrillex, one of the foremost influencers and revolutionaries of electronic music today, is the latest addition to Flow Festival's Friday line-up. Further additions to the schedule, which is released in full on the festival website today, include High Wolf and St. Lucia. Organised on the second weekend of August in Finland’s capital Helsinki, Flow is thrilled to confirm Skrillex, an electronic music pioneer who follows his own path without compromises. It has been said that his music became the lifesaver to a troubled electronic music scene which was drowning in a retro daze, with his…
  • Morning Smoke release ‘In Euphoria’ Mini-Album

    Nuno Saque Ferreira
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Morning Smoke’s debut mini album is a significant calling card for a hotly tipped young band and charts what the band have achieved to date. Art Rocker tipped them as a band to watch in 2014, whilst Q Magazine praised their sound as “Existential moping rarely sounds this filling” and their track ‘DYWD’ from the album was recently voted track of the week on the review show by Radio 1 listeners. Edith Bowman subsequently described them as 'Ian Curtis backed by the Foals playing the 4AD back catalogue'. Morning Smoke are young 18-19 year olds, but play with a maturity and expertise…
 
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  • Katy Perry’s Next ‘Prism’ Single Is “This Is How We Do”: Listen

    Bradley Stern
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    The news you’ve been waiting for is finally here, KatyCats! After coming in with a “Roar,” loving us “Unconditionally” and riding on a “Dark Horse” with Juicy J and throwing us a “Birthday” bash, The Prism princess is returning with a surefire summer anthem: “This Is How We Do.” Earlier this AM, Miss Perry premiered the retro video game-themed lyric video for her sparkling, Klas Åhlund & Max Martin-produced Prism uptempo jam, which puts a colorful spin on her oh-so-silly lyricism. “YO! Impress all ur homies &…
  • Nicki Minaj’s NSFW “Anaconda” Single Cover: See Her Sexy, Nearly-Naked Butt In The Porn-Leaning Pic

    Robbie Daw
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    What we have here is Nicki Minaj clearly realizing that her previous single, “Pills N Potions,” barely scraped its way to #24 on the singles chart. So if you buy her follow-up, “Anaconda” (out July 28), it’ll make you think of your d*** (see: the song title) and her a***. Incentive! See Nicki’s thong-clad butt in full size below. Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel
  • Beyonce Gives “Crazy In Love” A Dramatic Makeover In Full ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Trailer: Watch

    Bradley Stern
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    “Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh…” Beyoncé is just full of surprises. On Sunday, the Queen of Unannounced Visual Albums unexpectedly dropped the tantalizing teaser for the hotly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey, everyone and their grandma’s favorite introduction to BDSM. The brief tease also supplied us with a few notes of what sounded like a dark and mysterious reworking of her 2003 debut solo single, “Crazy In Love” — and now, we’ve got even more of the song to enjoy. This morning, the full Fifty trailer hit the web and, steamy flirting…
  • Justin Bieber Posts An Album’s Worth Of Song Snippets On Instagram: Listen To All 11 Clips

    Robbie Daw
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Justin Bieber, more famous these days for drag racing, egging houses and making racist jokes on camera than for his music, has revealed that he’s actually been cobbling together songs for what one would assume is a new album. He did so via the time-tested news outlet of Instagram, where the tatted-up heartthrob posted a grand total of 11 new song snippets last night. Many of them are R&B slow jams, one is a dance number, there’s a dash of reggae-lite, two are cutesy guitar-pop ballads and one prompted a certain Belieber to comment, “Fvck me Justin!!” If you…
  • Ariana Grande’s Grandfather Dies After Losing His Battle With Cancer: Morning Mix

    Rachel Sonis
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    :: “Break Free” songstress Ariana Grande paid tribute to her late grandfather with a series of tweets. He passed away from cancer on July 22. [MTV] :: To celebrate her golden 22nd year on Earth, Selena Gomez went to St. Tropez for her birthday vacation with gal-pal and model Cara Delevinge. The paparazzi followed suit, getting too close for comfort and causing Selena to demand some much-needed R-E-S-P-E-C-T. [Gossip Cop] :: After dumping rapper Big Sean back in April, Naya Rivera just got hitched to actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. What can we say — girl moves quick. [Oh…
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    INDIEMUSICNEWS.COM - INDEPENDENT NEWS NETWORK

  • Old and Entitled In America

    Natasha Sapp
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Unfortunately it only gets worse from there; none apart from elderly people at least 50 and above can be more catty, petty and mean, prone to throwing downright temper tantrums and often videotaped having exaggerating reactions to fender benders, being asked to follow standard rules of public order like waiting their turn in a line....spotlighting who has an exaggerated sense of self importance, thinks they don’t have to tolerate anything they don’t like, exactly whom is incapable of handling routine life scenarios in an expectable way, socking to many. Read More
  • HILARY DUFF SIGNS TO RCA RECORDS

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    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    RCA Records. Her first single “Chasing the Sun”, written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad and produced by Toby Gad, will be available at all digital music providers on July 29th. The single …Read More
  • Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens Announce US Co-Headlining Tour with Beartooth, This Wild Life

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    This Fall just got a whole lot better, because two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today are headed out on the road together, and Rockstar Energy Drink will present …Read More
  • Ceiling Of Anvers Signs To Famined Records

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Famined Records is excited to announce their newest signing, Ceiling Of Anvers from Turin, Italy. Along with the signing announcement, this four piece metal outfit has released a brand new single, titled “L.I.F.E.” off their …Read More
  • G.R.L. – Self-Titled

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    G.R.L.’s debut self-titled EP brings forth what was once here before, back in the 90′s the Spice Girls along with the rest of the pop mania took force. Now it’s crept it’s way back into …Read More
 
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  • Grandpa Bustin Out The Moves

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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
  • Custom-Made 3-D Earphones

    MrFisk (/music/member/MrFisk)
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Weird commercial fits like a glove.
  • Rhett & Link - I'm On Vacation

    Harbinger (/music/member/Harbinger)
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    As I can't afford a vacation this year this'll have to do...
  • "Let It Go" from Frozen sung as 21 Disney & Pixar characters

    blackfox42 (/music/member/blackfox42)
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Disney and Pixar Sings Let it Go. Youtube: "With so many covers of Let it Go coming out, people may forget the original Disney magic that this song has, so what better way to preserve that magic with other Disney and Pixar characters singing the song! So enjoy this Disney and Pixar Mashup! Performer is me, Brian Hull and the audio is recorded and produced by Seth O'Neal"
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    enoch (/music/member/enoch)
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    no description needed...cunt face
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    Stereogum

  • Twin Peaks – “Strawberry Smoothie”

    Stereogum
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    Twin Peaks are putting out a new album next month, featuring the great title Wild Onion. We’ve already heard one song, “Flavor,” and now they have another one to share. “Strawberry Smoothie” packs so much great sound into less than two and a half minutes, from satisfying guitar riffs, some “woo woos,” and a good shouted chorus all building to a surprisingly pretty finish. Listen below.Read More...
  • Chance The Rapper Teases New Music In Video

    Stereogum
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Last year, the Chicago rap weirdo Chance The Rapper released his starmaking Acid Rap mixtape, one of the most important tapes in recent memory, and it seems like he might be ready to follow it up. A couple of months ago, Chance shared the new song “I Am Very Very Lonely,” and now he’s got a short video for the song, which he co-directed with Austin Vesely. The video, which shows dancers in silhouette grinding up against each other, ends with this cryptic message: “I’m Coming Over, August 8.” So: New mixtape? New song? We’ll find out soon enough. Check…
  • Hear Beyoncé’s New Version Of “Crazy in Love” In The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

    Stereogum
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Today the trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey was released and comes soundtracked by a new version of “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé. While the original is one of the most explosively positive pop songs ever recorded, this new one is dark, ominous, and a really strange inversion. It’s a big enough deal that the official trailer for the film even ends by advertising the new version of the song. Also, as somebody who knew almost nothing about Fifty Shades Of Grey watching this trailer, doesn’t it just seem like a rehash of Secretary, but minus all the humor, intelligence,…
  • Watch Chilly Gonzales Deconstruct Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” In His Latest Pop Music Masterclass

    Stereogum
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    A few months back, Chilly Gonzales sat in front of his piano to deconstruct “Get Lucky” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” for German radio station 1Live. He’s just given “Fancy” the same treatment and also gives the weirdest pronunciation of “Azalea” I’ve ever heard. “I’m not sure I ’like’ this song, but I am convinced it is a masterpiece in reduction. There’s just so little in this song.” (He means musically, but the way he talks, he probably doesn’t think much of the lyrics either.) He…
  • Jessie Ware – “Share It All”

    Stereogum
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Jessie Ware’s Tough Love title track showed the UK singer has not lost a step since 2012′s tremendous debut Devotion. “Share It All,” the second song Ware’s shared from the new record, is a gently simmering love ballad that reminds me of a slowed-down take on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” This woman has absolutely mastered her aesthetic, and she’s got the songs to sell it. Listen below.Read More...
 
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM In Hot Water Over Mailing Envelopes

    Spencer Osborne
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    SiriusXM has had its share of spats with consumer advocate groups regarding marketing practices over the years.  There have also been a handful of lawsuits centered around people receiving unwanted communications from the satellite radio provider, and suits complaing that SiriusXM is obtaining personal information about car buyers.  This latest lawsuit takes the cake though — SiriusXM is being hauled into court for allegedly stealing the patented envelope design of CCAH. You may not have heard of CCAH, but you have likely seen their envelopes.  The company designs and markets their…
  • SiriusXM Announces More Share Buy-Backs

    Spencer Osborne
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
     SiriusXM has announced that its Board of Directors has approved an additional $2 billion common stock repurchase program.  In total, the share buy-back program now carries an overall value of $6 billion. The announcement did not state whether Liberty Media, the majority holder of SiriusXM share would participate in the program, but did list it as an option. If Liberty does not participate its ownership percentage would increase as shares are removed from the market.  I anticipate that Liberty Media and SiriusXM will negotiate some transactions that could buy back shares from Liberty.
  • Live Nation Partners With Yahoo To Air Concerts

    Spencer Osborne
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    If you thought that Liberty Media’s interest in SiriusXM and Live Nation would bring about some synergistic qualities you may well be wrong — at least at this stage.  In a deal announced Friday, Live Nation is broadcasting an impressive 365 concerts on it Yahoo! channel on Yahoo Screen.  The concept is simple.  Live Nation has some desired music content video and Yahoo provides the outlet for it.  The deal brings added exposure to both companies.  Meanwhile SiriusXM is remaining a service dominated by satellite streaming of music while not seizing web based opportunity. The…
  • Jenny McCarthy To Join SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    SiriusXM announced today that Jenny McCarthy will host a live, limited-run, one-hour weekly series exclusively on SiriusXM starting on Wednesday, July 16 on SiriusXM Stars.  The satellite radio provider is ramping up the talk content pressure by adding compelling content that differentiates itself from other services. In her new series, Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, McCarthy will use her trademark humor and outspoken style to discuss topics such as parenting, sex, dating and marriage; inviting celebrity guests and friends, as well as the audience to jump into the conversation…
  • Opie With Jim Norton?

    Spencer Osborne
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Today marks the first day that the Opie and Anthony Show has aired a live show since the firing of Anthony Cumia.  This weekend I noticed that the channel art on my iPod registered the channel as “SiriusXM TALK” instead of the Opie and Anthony Channel.  That switch has not made it to the SiriusXM website as yet.  What I noticed this morning is that the show was titled “Opie With Jim Norton”. Though I only got to listen to the early part of the show this morning, there is certainly a bit of sadness in the air.  Opie and Jim were the subject of the rantings of many…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Hard Times of Old England

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

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

    McGuinn
    1 May 2014 | 4:58 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Take A Drink On Me – Click To Play In 1970 the Byrds recorded “Take a Whiff on Me” for our “Untitled” double record set. “Take a Drink on Me” is a variation of that song. John Lomax stated that its origins were uncertain. I’m playing 7-string acoustic […]
  • The Lazy Farmer Boy

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

    McGuinn
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:37 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Engine 143 – Click To Play Because I will be in Shanghai China on March 1, and not sure what Internet availability will be there, I’m releasing this a day early.”Engine 143″ is a famous Carter Family song preserved in the Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • Stream a New Track from Jessie Ware

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Ahead of the release of her sophomore album Tough Love, UK vocalist Jessie Ware has posted up a new bonus track, co-written by Romy from The xx. read more
  • Mickey Pearce Reveals Upcoming EP for Swamp 81, Streams Title Track

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    After dropping a free mixtape earlier this year, UK bass wrangler Mickey Pearce has revealed plans to issue a new EP, Instructions, via Loefah's Swamp 81 label next month. read more
  • Vessel Details New LP for Tri Angle; Stream the First Single Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Following on from his standout debut album from 2012, Order of Noise, Vessel (a.k.a. Sebastian Gainsborough) has unveiled the details of a new LP, which is due out via Tri Angle this September. read more
  • Stream Submerse's Upcoming Debut Full-Length, 'Slow Waves'

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    After rising to the surface a few years back with a unique brand of melodically rich 2-step, UK producer Submerse has evolved his craft in recent years, folding new sounds into his productions while leaning towards a denser sonic palette. Now, the London artist's debut LP, Slow Waves, is set to arrive next week via Project: Mooncircle, but before then, the record can be streamed in full exclusively on XLR8R. read more
  • Bondax Readies Mix Album

    XLR8R Magazine
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last month, Bondax shared a new single, "All I See," and now, it seems that its release will be accompanied by a mix album from the UK duo. read more
 
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    Popdose

  • CD REVIEW: Tommy Wallach, “I Meant It To Be Sweet”

    Rob Ross
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    I Meant It To Be Sweet is the sophomore release from Tommy Wallach, a Brooklyn-based published author-turned-singer-songwriter.  His first completed novel to be published, We All Looked Up, will be released next March and he’s now on album number two.  Certainly a man who lives to write in any forum. The album’s opener, “Cold As Christ” is a neat piano shuffle with tight harmonies and as-expected, literary lyrics; it has a near-wry Christmas-y feel.  “Misanthrope” is an interesting acoustic piece that uses a passage from a piece of classical music (the…
  • Holy YouTube! Fifteen Videos Inspired by the Batman TV Show

    Tony Redman
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Legions of Bat-fans can now rejoice because, after years of wrangling between studios, individuals, and estates of individuals, the seemingly impossible has happened: the 1966 Batman television show will finally be available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital download. If you don’t believe me, check out this promo and see for yourself. There’s going to be a big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con today with more details as to what to expect from these sets and what extras will be included. But until then, here are a few videos to help get you in the mood. 1, How It Began: Here’s the screen…
  • Soul Serenade: The Staple Singers, “Let’s Do It Again”

    Ken Shane
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    It’s that time of year again. Beginning on Friday, some of the world’s greatest musicians will descend on Newport for two of the longest running and most prestigious festivals in the world. This weekend the Newport Folk Festival is in town, and next weekend is the 60th (!) annual Newport Jazz Festival. I’ll be covering both for Popdose, so be on the lookout for those stories. There are several artists playing the Folk Festival this year who I am excited about seeing. Chief among those is Mavis Staples. I’ve seen Mavis many times, including several appearances at the…
  • CD REVIEW: Sarah Jaffe – Don’t Disconnect

    Justin Vellucci
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    There’s a set of lyrics on the new Sarah Jaffe record, out with much anticipation next month, that sums up the whole over-produced and uneven affair. “Most people tell you they’re different / Most people tell you they’re onto something new,” she coos on the third song, “Some People Will Tell You.” “I do what most people do.” Sad. And too true. Jaffe no longer seems interested in art and heartache or, for that matter, the art of heartache; she now belongs to the rubber-stamped and homogenized masses. Jaffe’s self-released debut EP and the follow-up, 2010’s Suburban…
  • ALBUM REVIEW: Wakey! Wakey!, “Salvation”

    Rob Ross
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Salvation is the first new album in four years (second full-length) from Brooklyn-based Wakey! Wakey!  Led by lead singer Michael Grubbs (once a regular on CW Networks’ “One Tree Hill”), this piano-driven pop has a radio-friendly, big sound.  From the moment this album kicks in, it grabs the listener with its anthemic stylings and soundtrack-friendly vibe.  Opening track “All It Takes Is A Little Love” is just such a number as it reaches out and seizes you by the throat.  “Through The Night” has a nice, synth-fed melody and rich vocals;…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Video Roundup: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014, Part One

    KEXP
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    photo by Dave Lichterman (view set) It’s almost time to shut down the streets of the neighborhood for an amazing weekend of music: Capitol Hill Block Party 2014! This year’s line-up features a great range of artists, both local and visiting, many who’ve stopped by the KEXP studios before! In fact, the list is so long, we’ve split it up into two posts, so enjoy part one of our Video Round-Up featuring Block Party special guests:
  • Song of the Day: Trampled by Turtles - Are You Behind the Shining Star?

    Janice Headley
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo by Morgen Schuler Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Are You Behind the Shining Star?” by Trampled by Turtles from the 2014 album Wild Animals out now on Banjodad Records. Trampled by Turtles - Are You Behind the Shining Star? (MP3) Their seventh studio album may be titled Wild Animals,…
  • Live Video: Sharon Van Etten

    Jim Beckmann
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    photo by Charina Pitzel (view set) If Sharon Van Etten were a different person, her brutal honesty would be too much to bear. On her terrific new album, Are We There (read our review of it here), no painful moment, self-critique or regret is too deep to share... and there are real depths in her songs! But just as her songs never dwell in melancholy, Sharon herself is such bright light and an entrancing beauty in sound and spirit that she’s a joy to hear and watch perform. Plus, she’s one of the goofiest and most spontaneously funny people you’ll ever meet. In fact,…
  • Wednesday Music News

    Janice Headley
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    photo by Sally Gray Mahon (view set) If you were listening to The Midday Show on KEXP yesterday, you may have heard DJ Cheryl Waters present the US debut of a new song from SBTRKT, featuring guest vocals from Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. If you missed it (or just wanna hear it again), you can now stream the track “New Dorp, New York” below, off the upcoming release, Wonder Where We Land, out September 23 via Young Turks. [Spin] Mere days after their KEXPNow Streaming Video session, The Hold Steady took the stage on Conan. Watch their performance of “I Hope This Whole Thing…
  • Song Premiere: EDJ - For The Boy Who Moved Away

    Jim Beckmann
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    We were afraid when Eric D. Johnson announced the demise of the beloved indie pop band Fruit Bats that we’d heard the last of him. But as he put that project to bed, during a recent in-studio, he assured KEXP listeners he’d be back with more music. We just had no idea how soon! Barely six months since the final Fruit Bats shows, Johnson is back with a solo project under the moniker EDJ. More personal than Fruit Bats, EDJ songs are, in his own words, “simple stories, some about losses, a few about disappointment and regret, but also of hope and perseverance”. Earlier…
 
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    Create Digital Music

  • Akai Posts Sound Video of $199 Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine – Hungry for a Review?

    Peter Kirn
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Now we know what Akai’s drum machine plus simple bass synth sounds like. And no surprises – it’s a simple, classic-inspired analog drum machine with a basic synth. And yeah, you’re probably going to want to consider one, certainly at this price. (We’ll just be pitting it against the KORG volca beats, which we know we love.) Akai has posted an official, if preliminary and unlisted, video to their account, and made the presence known to readers of their forum. So, this is the real thing – just not quite up to the usual marketing video material, though…
  • Polyrhythmus is an Insanely-Great, Free Generator of Rhythms, Arpeggios

    Peter Kirn
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Polyrhythmus is the machine generator of notes and rhythms many of us have long dreamt of. It does Euclidean rhythms – symmetrical divisions of time that beautifully produce common polyrhythms (not just for nerds, but modeling a lot of popular rhythms – see the research of Godfried Toussaint). It’s also capable of making other rhythms. It can be polymetrical or polyrhythmic. It’s … also an arpeggiator. It also automates parameters and MIDI Control Change messages. It has loads of modes. It’s modular. It’s dynamic. It’s amazing. It’s a…
  • A Dreamy Video, Remix with Loscil, and Other Christina Vantzou Gems

    Peter Kirn
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Christina Vantzou. Photo: Renaud Monfourny. You know that feeling, on a hot day, of someone running an ice cube down the back of your neck? Or perhaps, going deeper, the dream of plunging into a frozen lake? That visceral, primeval emotion, that chill that prickles the hairs on your head – that might start to describe the eerily-lovely wonderlands of Christina Vantzou. Brussels-base artist Vantzou was the visual imagination behind The Dead Texan (with Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie), releasing an epic audiovisual masterpiece that paired cinematic ambience with video realizations.
  • Watch KORG’s littleBits Transformed into Badass Keytar

    Peter Kirn
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Right in the manual, KORG suggests that you might turn their magnetic modular system, the littleBits Synth Kit, into a keytar. But this is a sort of “attach all the modules to a bit of wood” affair. Meanwhile, in Japan… Pantograph is an art/design agency and animation house (site link – Japanese only). And when they got their hands on the Synth Kit, they did it up properly. Think beautiful, multi-colored cases, proper playable ergonomics – and a blinking light-up KORG logo. The results are enchanting: If you want one of your own and you’re passing through…
  • Production, Beyond the Track: Mad Zach on Collaboration, Combining Tech and Technique [Interview]

    Peter Kirn
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    “Producer”: in electronic music, this used to mean some person who makes tracks. Today, some special electronic musicians go way beyond that role. They’re combining skills partly because it means diversifying income, but also out of a real love for doing a variety of stuff. They’re holed up in the studio making music, sure – but they’re also finding collaborative ways of doing that, often online, and sharing skills and sounds as they develop them. It’s a more open, connected approach to electronic musical practice. And Mad Zach is a great example.
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    AbsolutePunk.net - News

  • AP.net Interview: The Summer Set

    Jake Denning
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    You can read our interview with The Summer Set here. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be writing for a brand new record immediately after the tour is done, shooting for a Spring 2015 release.Legendary came out in April of 2013, I’d love to have a new record before April of 2015 just to say we got it out in under two years, that’s really my main reasoning. I want to shorten the “two year album cycle” to about a year and a half, I’d love to have it out in February.
  • AP.net Interview: This Wild Life

    Jake Denning
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    You can read our interview with This Wild Life here. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be releasing more video content in the fall, as well as writing new material. The band will also be one of the opening acts on Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil's winter co-headling tour.We’re going to do a really large U.S. Tour in the winter that isn’t going to allow us to do any fall touring because of Warped Tour’s radius clause. So we’ll be home and we’ve discussed doing some different things. We’re definitely going to put out more video content in that time, we’ll…
  • Staff Content (07/24/14)

    Jake Denning
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    "Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!" Staff ReviewsWolves In The Throne Room - Celestite (Jake Jenkins)Staff InterviewsThis Wild Life (Jake Denning) The Summer Set (Jake Denning)
  • MNEK Posts New Video, "Wrote A Song About You"

    Jake Denning
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Head to the replies to check out MNEK's brand new music video for "Wrote A Song About You". Expect to be hearing a lot more from him in the future.
  • Video Interview With Yellowcard

    Jason Tate
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Hit the replies for a video interview with Sean and Ryan from Yellowcard.
 
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    AllHipHop.com » News

  • Wiz Khalifa: Young Thug’s “1017 Thug 2″ Mixtape Cover Was “Funny As Hell” (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    (AllHipHop News) No Ideas Original and apparently neither are any photos. In a recent interview with VladTV, Wiz Khalifa addressed the uncanny similarities between Young Thug’s 1017 Thug 2 mixtape cover and a photo of Wiz himself. On July 10th, Young Thug released his mixtape 1017 Thug 2 with cover art that resembled Wiz Khalifa. Khalifa initially responded to the comparisons on his personal Twitter account on July 14th: Young Thug is actually Wiz Khalifa’s body and Young Thugs Head. Thats what Young Thug has been this whole time. — We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) July 11, 2014…
  • Coolio: I Am Not Signed To A Porn Site But I Have A Song Called “Play With The P*ssy”

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    (AllHipHop News) Coolio wants a few things to be clear: he’s not signed to a porn site, he has nothing ot prove to anyone but his banker and he doesn’t watch porn because he can make it himself. In a recent interview, Coolio denied rumors that he signed to PornHub and will be releasing an album through the porn site. On Tuesday (July 22nd), TMZ reported that Coolio had signed a deal with porn site PornHub to release a new album through the site. According to Coolio in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, TMZ fabricated the story and not only is he not releasing an album through…
  • Nas Speaks On Discovering His Ancestry Via PBS Series “Finding Your Roots”

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    (AllHipHop News) Throughout his career Nas has used his music to explore and present historical information he felt was relevant to his listeners, so it’s not surprising the Queens emcee took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about his own family history. [ALSO READ: Fashawn Discusses “The Ecology” LP, Getting Aloe Blacc To Rap & Chatting With Nas About “Ode To Illmatic”] Nas was able to accomplish that personal reflection thanks to the PBS series Finding Your Roots. The show’s host and executive producer, Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University,…
  • Rich Homie Quan Explains Why He Slapped A Man At His Concert

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    (AllHipHop News) When news first broke that Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan slapped someone at a recent concert in Wisconsin, the original reports claimed Quan’s recation was sparked because a fan was trying to get on stage with him. The “Type of Way” performer now says that was not the case. [ALSO READ: Rich Homie Quan Slaps Fan During Concert (VIDEO)] “The person that tried to rob me was not one of my fans. My fans are loyal to me,” Quan told TMZ. “I did what anyone else would do if they were being robbed.” Quan’s explanation is different…
  • Questlove Addresses Claims Iggy Azalea Represents “Culture Vulture-ism” In Hip Hop

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    (AllHipHop News) With her single “Fancy” dominating the season, Iggy Azalea has become a main topic of conversation in rap music over the last few months. For some, Iggy represents the “Elvisization” of Hip Hop. For others, she is a symbol of how far the culture has expanded. [ALSO READ: Radio Stations Were Required To Play Iggy Azalea & Other Artists’ Songs At Least 150 Times] Hip Hop veteran Questlove was asked if he was “pro- or anti-Iggy Azalea” in an interview with Time. The Roots drummer used the opportunity to share his thoughts on the…
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  • Oscars - Interview with John Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Gustavo Dudamel

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    On July 21, 2014, The Academy held a special event "Behind the Score: The Art of the Film Composer" at LACMA's Bing Theater.  Below you will find six wonderful excerpts of a panel discussion with composer John Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Gustavo Dudamel - hosted by Tavis Smiley.They address questions such as: "What is the power of  film music to connect us to characters in film?"  "What they, as composers, wish for the audience to take away from the movies they score and the music they write."  "How do subtitles in a film effect your composition?"
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Soundtrack) by Henry Jackman - Review + Audio

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Listen to this Review!Oh Captain, My CaptainReview by Christopher ColemanApril isn’t supposed to be a month for blockbuster movies. Captain America isn’t supposed to offer one of the better stand-alone entries in The Avengers series of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and Henry Jackman isn’t supposed to be the one carrying on Cap’s musical story. Yet all these things are.When last we left CAPTAIN AMERICA he, along with his new Avengers crew, had just saved New York and likely the rest of the world in the process … unless you count his brief Loki-channeled, cameo in THOR: THE DARK…
  • There Be Soundtracks in those Collector's Editions

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Order: 1886 - Composer UnannouncedExpected release date February 2015The next-next-gen consoles have been out for while now, but an ongoing complaint has been the lack of triple-A titles to be released for either the Xbox One or the Playstation 4.  We know.  We know.  They are on the way.  One great thing about being able to still buy our games in physical form is the opportunity to pony-up some large coin and occasionally pick up a collectors/limited edition release of that game we simply can't resist - that we just want to totally immerse ourselves in.  And…
  • Soundcast Ep. 74 - Summer Catch Up

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Ep. 74 - Summer Catch UpThe Soundcast crew reconvenes with guest, Kristen Romanelli (Film Score Monthly), to get caught up on the first half of the Summer of 2014 big movies and big move scores:  The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Edge of Tomorrow.Episode Highlights00:00 - Summer Catch-Up Mix00:55 - Welcome to the Summer08:10 - Feelings about the first-half of the Summer13:22 - The Amazing Spider-Man 225:00 - Godzilla44:30 - X-Men: Days of Future Past60:39 - Maleficent72:45 - Edge of Tomorrow86:17 - What's left of the Summer96:00 - Find and FollowMusic…
  • Composer Commentary: The Good Wife by David Buckley

    27 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    In our recent SoundCast interview with David Buckley, we mentioned a brand new feature ... a special COMPOSER COMMENTARY.  We figured ... why should DVDs and Blu-rays have all the commenting fun?  David Buckley was kind enough to sit down and comment through five of his compelling pieces found on his recently release soundtrack for THE GOOD WIFE.Track 1 Commentary - The Good Wife (Theme)Track 6 Commentary - "Partner Vote Sting"Track 8 Commentary - "Plaintiff's Partita"Track 11 Commentary - "Felon's Fugue"Track 19 Commentary - "Countdown to Execution"We hope you will take a listen…
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    Engine 145

  • Compass Records to Release Jean Ritchie Tribute; Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers HoF Exhibits to Open in August; Ralph Stanley Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

    Juli Thanki
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Ralph Stanley, Al Pacino, Annie Proulx, Robert Reich, and Robert Ballard: the world’s most interesting dinner party or a few of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ newly elected fellows? (It’s the latter. Stanley, Pacino, et al. will be officially inducted into the Academy on October 11.) “Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ it Country” will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 29 and run through March 2015. (via press release) The HoF’s Kenny Rogers exhibit, “Through the Years,” will open on August 15. A day later, Rogers will participate in a…
  • Album Review: Kelley Mickwee — You Used to Live Here

    Juli Thanki
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    Though she’s resided in Austin for several years now, for her debut solo album, singer-songwriter Kelley Mickwee returned home to Memphis, not just physically (recording in a home studio set up in a midtown mansion that used to belong to the late historian Shelby Foote), but sonically as well. Mickwee quickly sets the scene on the soulful opening song “River Girl,” as she sings, “I come from the cotton, I come from the mud / And I know what this river can do when she floods.” You Used to Live Here is quite different from Mickwee’s output with the currently on hiatus Americana band…
  • George Riddle Passes Away; Shel Silverstein Biopic in Development; Swift, Church to Play iHeartRadio Fest

    Juli Thanki
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    George Riddle, one of George Jones’ Jones Boys and the writer of songs like “Hall of Shame,” passed away. He was 78 years old. Robert K. Oermann wrote an obituary for Riddle that’s published at MusicRow.com. Variety reports that there’s a Shel Silverstein biopic in the works. The film, currently under development by Wonderland Sound and Vision, will be based on Lisa Rogak’s biography A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein. Here’s Low covering “I’m on Fire” for Dead Man’s Town, the forthcoming Americana salute to Springsteen’s Born in the USA. Happy…
  • Hot Rize Announces New Album; Bloodshot Compiles 20th Anniversary Sampler; Record Releases

    Juli Thanki
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Hot Rize will release When I’m Free, their first studio album in 24 years, on September 30. Listen to one of their new songs, “Blue is Fallin’,” here. There’s a video interview with Rodney Crowell on Yahoo’s Ram Country. Paul Thorn is the American Songwriter Writer of the Week. Randy Lewis wrote a fine feature on country music’s international appeal. Reba’s got a new video for “Pray for Peace,” and she’s giving away the song on her website. The July 31 issue of Rolling Stone includes a lengthy piece on Old Crow Medicine Show. Emmylou Harris sure could (and probably…
  • Jerry Douglas Announces Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Album; SiriusXM Launches Y2Kountry; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Ali Lohan, younger sister of Lindsay, is reportedly getting ready to launch a country music career. The internet was abuzz over Tim McGraw’s intentional/unintentional swipe/slap of a fan that got a little too grabby at one of his concerts. JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams will release Standing Tall and Tough on Mountain Home Music August 19. Closer Weekly interviewed some of Randy Travis’s friends who suggest that the singer will make a full recovery and get back on the stage. Chuck Dauphin interviewed Sammy Kershaw about his George Jones tribute album, which comes out tomorrow.
 
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    Soul-Sides.com

  • BAD RAP EDITS

    O-Dub
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    I’m sympathetic to the fact that record labels were under pressure to create clean edits of rap songs, especially in the 1990s. It may seem quaint now to read about C. Dolores Tucker or the Parents Music Resource Center in an era where any kid can listen to songs on YouTube and experience 1000x the profanity…and that’s just in the comments (*rimshot*). Nonetheless, creating radio edits was good business, a nod to DJs to let them know that it’d be safe to play this new single without the FCC getting on their ass.However, clean edits are an art. Some artists simply…
  • SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.13: SUMMER JAMS FEAT. MILES TACKETT

    O-Dub
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Shades of Soul EP 2.13: Summer Jams feat. Miles Tackett by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudFor my latest Shades of Soul (summer) episode, I invited Miles Tackett (FB/Twitter) to join. Folks know him best as the founder of Breakestra and for the very long-running weekly Funky Sole party. He’s got a new album out: Fool Who Wonders and I invited him in to talk about the album, his career and a few of his favorite summer jams.
  • POCKET GEAR

    O-Dub
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    A random post that’s (mostly) not music related but I was thinking about the things that I rely on most at any given time of the day and I narrowed it down to four items I literally don’t leave home without.•iPhone 5S. ‘Nuff said. I don’t rotate the music enough but I keep a playlist that’s strictly “new arrivals + favorites” that ends up being very handy when I come up with my “year end” posts.•Quirky Wrapster. Because those %)!!)( iPhone earbuds always get tangled in my pocket otherwise).•Big Skinny card holder wallet. I’m…
  • ERIC DUCKER ON THE STORY BEHIND “PISTOLGRIP PUMP”

    O-Dub
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    “Pistolgrip Pump” is one of my favorite L.A. hip-hop songs and now Eric Ducker has written a thorough history of how the song came to be (and truly, the many ways in which it could have NOT come to be). Great music journalism at work here.(Also a sobering reminder of how the song ended up defining Volume 10′s style as something that was actually quite different from what it actually was. Listen to practically anything else on the album and his Good Life bonafides are instantly obvious).
  • CULLING THE COMPS

    O-Dub
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    One main “summer project” has been to finish purging my collection. I recently got to the box that held most of my soul/funk/jazz/Latin compilations and I was surprised at how few of them I felt the urge to keep.Back when I had a weekly radio show on KALX FM (1994-2004), these kinds of comps served multiple purposes. First and foremost, they helped fill those 3 hours of airtime every week; you figure your average album may only have 2-3 cuts you’d want to play but almost by nature, a well-curated comp is meant to be chock-full of awesome tracks.But even more importantly,…
 
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    Official Om Records Blog

  • Body Language Hit the Road in September for 20+ dates

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Big news in Om land today! Body Language have announced a new EP and a September Tour of over 20 dates. Check it out here and be sure to stock up on their tunes HERE! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:38:19 +0000
  • Listen to the Om Records Classics playlist on Spotify

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Omies! We’ve decided to take a trip back through the catalog and pull out what we consider to be classics. Did we miss your jam? Drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter or in the comments below. Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:40:41 +0000
  • New Groove Armada EP Coming in September

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Electronic music pioneers Groove Armada return to the dance-floor with their new six-track EP ‘Love Lights the Underground’ (coming September 9th on Om Records). Fans of their classic DJ sets around the globe will be pleased to hear the rumbling bass lines and heady underground vocals soaring across foot stompers destined to keep dance floors moving. Keep an eye on om-records.com for premieres starting in August. Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:07:05 +0000
  • New Blackbird Blackbird 'Love Unlimited' Single

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    The big day is here! Blackbird Blackbird ‘Love Unlimited’ is out worldwide, pick up the single HERE and get the exclusive b-side ’Waikiki. Check out the video and more fun goodies below. Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:42:16 +0000
  • New Blackbird Blackbird 'Love Unlimited' Video

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    Great news Blackbird Blackbird fans, Om is gearing up for a brand new single for the standout track ‘Love Unlimited’ on July 8th. Here’s the world premiere video for the track directed by Larkin Donley and Govind Rae! Check out the feature on SPIN and pre-order the single HERE and get the exclusive b-side ‘Waikiki’ ‘The clip, directed by Larkin Donley and Govind Rae, details the beginning of a slow motion romance, and when our two stars eventually touch it unleashes some pulsing polychromatic imagery that functions as pretty salient visual analog to…
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    JamBase

  • Robert Hunter Clarifies Reasons Why He's Touring

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    On Tuesday, Digital Music News published an article about Robert Hunter that gained the attention of many Deadheads with its headline of "Grateful Dead Lyricist Forced to Tour to Pay Medical Bills." The article used quotes from Hunter's 2013 chat with Rolling Stone to insinuate that Hunter is touring strictly to pay off his medical bills, leading a number of fans within the Grateful Dead community to start organizing Kickstarter efforts to help the lyricist. Put those wallets away, because Hunter took to his Facebook page to clarify his current situation. Here's the text of Robert Hunter's…
  • Couch Tour Alert | RockyGrass Festival

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    This weekend the RockyGrass music festival returns to Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO boasting a lineup that includes Hot Rize, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucy Thunder and many others. While tickets to the festival sold out way back in January, there's an option to listen in to the action at RockyGrass. Radio station KGNU is offering a live continuous stream from the RockyGrass stage at AfterFM.com. The audio webcast runs tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. MT tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. MT on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10…
  • Jack White Plays Longest Set Of His Career In Chicago

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last night at the Chicago Theatre, Jack White treated the capacity crowd to a mammoth 29-song, near three-hour show that included a variety of material from throughout his career. White dedicated his longest set yet to Windy City institutions such as Muddy Waters and Chess Records according to the Chicago Tribune. The Third Man Records founder debuted covers of Robert Johnson's "Stones In My Passway" and "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix at the historic venue last night and performed The White Stripes track "Blue Orchid" for the first time since July 31, 2007. Jack also debuted the live…
  • Farm Aid 2014 | Jack White, Neil Young, Dave Matthews & More

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    This year's Farm Aid benefit concert will take place at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC on September 13. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John Mellencamp will each perform at the benefit. Jack White, Tim Reynolds (who will perform with Matthews), Jamey Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young and Insects vs Robots are also set to perform at the event. The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held in 1985 and there has been a total of 26 Farm Aids over the years. Last year's concert was held at SPAC in…
  • Flashback | Roger Waters Reunites With Pink Floyd In 2005

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For just about 25 minutes on July 2, 2005 the eyes of the music world turned to London's Hyde Park, where Roger Waters performed with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright for the first time in 24 years at the Live 8 concert. The Pink Floyd reunion set consisted of "Speak to Me/Breathe/Breathe (Reprise)," "Money," "Wish You Were Here" and "Comfortably Numb." Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place at 10 locations scattered across the globe on July 2, 2005; which were organized with the aim of drawing attention to the plight of the poverty-stricken. Gilmour announced…
 
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    BLABBERMOUTH.NET

  • SUCIDE SILENCE's MARK HEYLMUN Talks To TheRave.tv (Video)

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    TheRave.tv conducted an interview with guitarist Mark Heylmun of California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE before the band's July 18 concert at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can now watch the chat below. SUICIDE SILENCE's new album, "You Can't Stop Me", sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous album, "The Black Crown", opened with 14,400 units back in July 2010 to land at No. 28. SUICIDE SILENCE's 2009 CD, "No Time To Bleed", registered a first-week tally of 14,000 to…
  • ACCEPT: First 'Blind Rage' Trailer Available

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    The first of three trailers for "Blind Rage", the new album from German/American metallers ACCEPT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on August 15 (postponed from the previously announced July 18) via Nuclear Blast. Like its two predecessors, 2010's "Blood Of The Nations" and 2012's "Stalingrad", the new effort was helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Goldsworthy. "Blind Rage" standard version track listing: 01. Stampede 02. Dying Breed 03. Dark Side…
  • AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Teams With MODO EYEWEAR For His Own Line Of Glasses

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    Coastal.com, which is said to be "the largest online contact lenses and prescription glasses retailer," is now selling the official Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH) glasses. Priced at $89, Steven Tyler 401 Gunmetal eyeglasses are boldly modest. This sophisticated semi-rimless style boasts a dark satin gunmetal metal construction, paired with distinguished rectangular shaped lenses. The temples are a rich tortoise acetate, embedded with a Steven Tyler logo by the hinges and at the tips. Tyler is best known as the frontman of the iconic rock band AEROSMITH and for his distinctively outrageous sense of…
  • ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist JOHN 5 On His 'Onstage Nightmares' (Video)

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    Total Guitar magazine met with ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 at the U.K.'s Download festival in June and asked him what the worst thing was that has ever happened to him while playing a show. Check out his response below. John 5 digitally released a new solo single, "This Is My Rifle", on June 17. The track is taken from his eighth solo album, "Careful With That Axe", to be made available on August 12 through 60 Cycle Hum. The effort features Rodger Carter on drums and Matt Bissonette on bass. Zombie's first-ever concert film, "The Zombie Horror Picture Show", came out on May 20. The set…
  • DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI Is 'Totally Settled' In His Role Behind The Kit

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    TeamRock Radio conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere festival, which was held July 4-6 at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how drummer Mike Mangini is settling in nearly four years after joining DREAM THEATER as the replacement for Mike Portnoy, Petrucci said: "He's totally settled. Yeah, he is just really, really on it 100 percent. This is our second album with him and second world tour, and he's one of the family and just… He has a lot to handle on his…
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    RollingStone.com: All News

  • Watch First 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer With Revamped Beyonce Song

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived in all its scintillating hyper-sexualized glory Though if you're hoping for a montage of steamy footage from the boudoir and/or BDSM dungeon you'll have to settle for a fleeting few snippets at the end Still it's got plenty of exposition if...
  • Miranda Lambert, Kiss, the Band Perry, Usher to Rock Brooklyn in Style

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry will be in good company at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th as the annual Fashion Rocks TV special welcomes a who's who list of stars from the worlds of music and fashion The two country artists will perform alongside Afrojack Duran Duran Jennifer...
  • Weezer Bring 'Back to the Shack' and the Lightning Strap to 'Fallon'

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Weezer brought a whole lot of 1994 — complete with crunchy riffs "woo-ooh-ooh"'s and of course the lightning strap — to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday where they christened their new track "Back to the Shack" with its television debut The 40 Best Records from Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year While an Ace Frehley bobblehead...
  • Meet the Musician Who'll Record a Song About Your Life in 20 Minutes

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a nondescript alley in downtown Manhattan Brooklyn musician Grey Gersten sits inside an abandoned elevator shaft that's been converted into the surreal art museum Mmuseumm He's behind a movie theatre-style ticket booth surrounded by various instruments drum machines and recording equipment asking strangers intimate questions such as "Did you...
  • 18 Things You Learn After Two Long Days With Lana Del Rey

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There's only one person it seems who doesn't find Lana Del Rey a confounding mystery "I know everything about myself" Del Rey says in her first Rolling Stone cover story on stands now "I know why I do what I do" In many hours of interviews for the story conducted...
 
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  • Miranda Lambert, Kiss, the Band Perry, Usher to Rock Brooklyn in Style

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry will be in good company at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th as the annual Fashion Rocks TV special welcomes a who's who list of stars from the worlds of music and fashion The two country artists will perform alongside Afrojack Duran Duran Jennifer...
  • Weezer Bring 'Back to the Shack' and the Lightning Strap to 'Fallon'

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Weezer brought a whole lot of 1994 — complete with crunchy riffs "woo-ooh-ooh"'s and of course the lightning strap — to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday where they christened their new track "Back to the Shack" with its television debut The 40 Best Records from Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year While an Ace Frehley bobblehead...
  • Meet the Musician Who'll Record a Song About Your Life in 20 Minutes

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a nondescript alley in downtown Manhattan Brooklyn musician Grey Gersten sits inside an abandoned elevator shaft that's been converted into the surreal art museum Mmuseumm He's behind a movie theatre-style ticket booth surrounded by various instruments drum machines and recording equipment asking strangers intimate questions such as "Did you...
  • 18 Things You Learn After Two Long Days With Lana Del Rey

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There's only one person it seems who doesn't find Lana Del Rey a confounding mystery "I know everything about myself" Del Rey says in her first Rolling Stone cover story on stands now "I know why I do what I do" In many hours of interviews for the story conducted...
  • Hear an Unreleased James Brown Performance From 'Get on Up' - Premiere

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    A year after the James Brown singles "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)" reached the top spot on the R&B charts the funk and soul legend returned to Number One with his somewhat tongue-in-cheek ode to the fairer sex the ballad "It's a...
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  • Watch First 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer With Revamped Beyonce Song

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived in all its scintillating hyper-sexualized glory Though if you're hoping for a montage of steamy footage from the boudoir and/or BDSM dungeon you'll have to settle for a fleeting few snippets at the end Still it's got plenty of exposition if...
  • Miranda Lambert, Kiss, the Band Perry, Usher to Rock Brooklyn in Style

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry will be in good company at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th as the annual Fashion Rocks TV special welcomes a who's who list of stars from the worlds of music and fashion The two country artists will perform alongside Afrojack Duran Duran Jennifer...
  • Weezer Bring 'Back to the Shack' and the Lightning Strap to 'Fallon'

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Weezer brought a whole lot of 1994 — complete with crunchy riffs "woo-ooh-ooh"'s and of course the lightning strap — to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday where they christened their new track "Back to the Shack" with its television debut The 40 Best Records from Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year While an Ace Frehley bobblehead...
  • Meet the Musician Who'll Record a Song About Your Life in 20 Minutes

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a nondescript alley in downtown Manhattan Brooklyn musician Grey Gersten sits inside an abandoned elevator shaft that's been converted into the surreal art museum Mmuseumm He's behind a movie theatre-style ticket booth surrounded by various instruments drum machines and recording equipment asking strangers intimate questions such as "Did you...
  • 18 Things You Learn After Two Long Days With Lana Del Rey

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There's only one person it seems who doesn't find Lana Del Rey a confounding mystery "I know everything about myself" Del Rey says in her first Rolling Stone cover story on stands now "I know why I do what I do" In many hours of interviews for the story conducted...
 
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    GORILLA VS. BEAR

  • new Jessie Ware – Share It All

    Chris
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    [co-written with Romy Madley Croft of the xx]
  • Redinho – Playing With Fire

    Chris
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    [taken from Redinho's debut LP, out in September on Numbers]
  • Lewis – Romantic Times preview + pre-order

    Chris
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    “IT SOUNDS THE SAME WITH THE SYNTH FLOWING OVER TOP OF HIS INCOHERENT VOICE. BRILLIANT!“ Thanks to Hipinion for somehow brokering the liberation of this painfully short (alleged) preview of Lewis‘ unheard, only recently discovered second album, Romantic Times, released just two years after L’Amour to zero fanfare. This one’s already commanding bids of over $1600 on ebay with almost 4 days left to go. The legend gets deeper / more ridiculous… UPDATE: …and there it is: pre-order on pink vinyl + preview every track on the album via the magicians at Light…
  • You’ll Never Get To Heaven – Adorn + Caught In Time, So Far Away

    Chris
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Thanks to our friends DIANA for the heads up on London, Ontario, analog dream-pop duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven, and the group’s entrancing and elegant new EP, Adorn. Listen to the record’s gorgeous title track, and the every-bit-as-lovely opener “Caught In Time, So Far Away“, which sounds a bit like Chromatics at their most haunting and ethereal, below. Adorn was originally self-released by YNGTH earlier this year on cassette, and will get new life on limited 12″ later this summer via Montreal label Psychic Handshake (edit: get it here); listen to EP in…
  • TOPS – Way To Be Loved

    Chris
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    “Way To Be Loved” is the opening track from TOPS‘ excellent new LP Picture You Staring, out September 2 on Arbutus.
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  • Tony Joe White :: Black Panther Swamps

    Satisfied '75
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Tony Joe White turns 71 today – a good excuse as any to put on one of his many excellent platters. I recommend 1971’s self-titled Tony Joe White. Cut at Sounds of Memphis Studio and Ardent Recording Studio in Memphis for Warner Brothers, it’s thick, greasy, and sticky, a potent blend of country, R&B, and […]
  • Cotton Jones :: Wax Hand Asleep In A Glove

    Satisfied '75
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The reissue of Cotton Jones’ 2009  Rio Ranger EP includes the previously unheard “Marula” – a breezy, cantina waltz. The track, which can be streamed here, finds frontman Michael Nau singing and scatting amongst hazy, mercury vibes, which include trumpet, mandolin, and strange, shapeless backing chants. It is yet another example of the band’s singularly […]
  • I’m Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die…A Medley

    Satisfied '75
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ease back. The following is a journey through the rich musical culture of the American South – from Louisiana jazz and gospel to R&B, folk and blues forging a path from Mississippi to North Carolina. I’m Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die :: A Medley Percy Mayfield – Louisiana Mahalia Jackson – Abraham, Martin and […]
  • Nina Simone :: Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) – Alternate Version

    Satisfied '75
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” is a strange, haunting thing. Largely carried by Cohen’s monotone, yet slightly lilting voice and sparse guitar accompaniment, the song evokes a dark, ambiguous feeling. The angelic backing vocals and seraphic strings that periodically emerge give the song a heavenly relief – a bittersweet release of giving yourself into a formless and […]
  • Wax Wonders :: Bettye LaVette

    Satisfied '75
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Betty LaVette has been a powerful force in soul music for over fifty years since her 1962 debut recording which was cut when she was 15 years old. Betty was born in the small town of Muskegon, MI, and grew up in Detroit, which is where she was discovered by Motown raconteur Johnnie Mae Matthews. […]
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  • Gap Dream & Part Time releasing split 7" and touring together (dates, stream)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    by Bill Pearis Gap Dream -- aka onetime Cleveland resident Gabe Fulvimar who now lives at Burger Records HQ in Fullerton, CA -- began making '60s-ish pop but delved into dancier territory on 2013's underrated Shine Your Light. Gabe gets further into the groove on a new single, "Strong Love," which is one side of a split with Part Time that'll be out soon on Burger. That's the cover art above and we've got the premiere of "Strong Love" in this post. You can pick up the single at the merch table on Gap Dream and Part Time's late summer tour which hits NYC for two shows: September 4 at…
  • How To Dress Well releases bonus track, "Let U Know" (listen)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    HTDW at Slipper Room in June (more by Chris La Putt) How to Dress Well released his excellent third album, "What Is This Heart?" this past June and he's now released a bonus track from it, "Let U Know." According to press release, "[main member Tom] Krell insisted that this song come out before his next single from "WITH?" because, as he put it, "in singing 'Let U Know,' I discovered the title of my album and a lot of its meaning -- I needed this song to be heard by people, even though I couldn't find a place for it on the album proper." Listen below. His tour hits Irving Plaza in September…
  • Title Fight sign to ANTI-, working on new LP; This Is Hardcore begins today

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Title Fight at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) Title Fight have launched a new Instagram account where they announced that they've signed to ANTI- and are currently in the studio working on a new album with producer Will Yip (who did their last LP, the new Braid, and a ton of other stuff). This now makes them labelmates with The Antlers, Simian Mobile Disco, and Dr. Dog. Their upcoming dates include Philly's This Is Hardcore this week (making them the only band on both TIH and Coachella this year) and Riot Fest Chicago and Toronto in September. This Is Hardcore kicks off…
  • Neutral Milk Hotel played two nights in Prospect Park, despite rain delay on Wednesday (setlists)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Last night's rainy NMH show (photo via @brooklynvegan instagram) Indie rock legends Neutral Milk Hotel almost didn't complete a 2-night Brooklyn run in a rainy Prospect Park last night (Wednesday, 7/23). It was the latest chapter in the huge reunion we waited so long for, but are now spoiled by. It doesn't seem like it was three-and-a-half years ago when the elusive Jeff Mangum first surfaced at a private loft show. Since then Jeff has continuously toured and played numerous festival and NYC-area shows, first solo and then with the whole band. Right before these shows was Pitchfork Fest, and…
  • Jessie Ware releases "Share It All," co-written by The xx's Romy Madley Croft (listen)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    by Andrew Sacher Jessie Ware at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Robert Altman) You've already heard "Tough Love" from the new Jessie Ware album of the same name, and she's now released another single from it, "Share It All," which appears on the album's deluxe version. It was co-written by The xx's Romy Madley-Croft (and produced by Jessie's frequent collaborator Julio Bashmore), and you can definitely tell it was written by an xx member. Check it out below. Jessie also has an upcoming tour which hits NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Ticket info for all dates HERE. She will also…
 
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  • Hi-Five: Flume x Kanye West, Lorde Gets Remixed, Slow Magic + More

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Captain Capa – Arsenic German electronic group Captain Capa use heavy emo influences from bands like Jimmy Eat World to add some teenage angst to standard synths. If you’re lucky enough to attend the Warped Tour, you can catch them rocking out on the EDM stage. Flume Ft. Kanye West – Insane (White Panda) Flume’s recent collaborations with the industry’s hottest acts (first Lorde and know Kanye) officiate his place as one of the leading producer’s out. White Panda, another major contender, takes a stab at “Insane,” making a more club-friendly version of the track. Lorde –…
  • Be in a Kate Moss Dream

    BlackBook
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Kate Moss photographed by Mert and Marcus for Stella McCartney FW14. All images courtesy of Stella McCartney. She’s the girl of our dreams, and now Stella McCartney has tapped into hers — Kate Moss fronts the latest Stella campaign lensed by Mert and Marcus, also appearing in a dreamlike campaign video called Kate Dreams, set to the sounds of Fred Gibson. Watch the film here — better than getting caught napping at your desk. The post Be in a Kate Moss Dream appeared first on BlackBook.
  • Get a Taste of Lars von Trier’s Director’s Cut of ‘Nymphomaniac’ With a New Poster + Image

    BlackBook
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Were Volumes I and II of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac not quite enough for you? Well,  after premiering in Berlin this past winter, the 5 1/2 hour long director’s cut of the combined films will now be headed to the Venice Film Festival. And with that comes a new image and poster for the erotic odyssey of a feature, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stacy Martin. Check out the new images below and catch up on the film with our interviews with Gainsbourg, Martin, and Uma Thurman. The post Get a Taste of Lars von Trier’s Director’s Cut of ‘Nymphomaniac’ With…
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds + Devendra Banhart and the Concerts You Should Be Attending This Week

    Katie Chow
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    THURSDAY, JULY 24. If you’ve been looking for summer romance but found yourself wildly disappointed by the quality of your prospects, then the Scottish indie rock duo Honeyblood has just the song for you in “Super Rat.” The perfect ode to disgusting dudes is a standout track from their self-titled debut album, just released on FatCat Records. They’ll be opening for their countrymen Teenage Fanclub in the latest installment of the RiverRocks series of free concerts. 6pm, Hudson River Park, New York, NY. For a different kind of British export, head down to Mercury Lounge…
  • 38 Films to See This Weekend: Jarmusch, Ophuls, Godard + More

    Hillary Weston
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” according to Tom Robbins, but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves into the following two days of leisure, and what better way to indulge in that leisure than heading to the cinema. And this weekend, there are more than enough wonderful films showing around New York for you to disappear into. Whether it’s your favorite Jarmusch, the essential Godard, or a…
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  • C2SV Music and Tech Conference Returns to Silicon Valley…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    C2SV (Creative Convergence Silicon Valley) Music and Tech Conference will be returning to Downtown San Jose from September 10th – 14th. C2SV began in 2012 and is modeled after conferences like SXSW and NXNE. It was founded as a way for Silicon Valley to celebrate their tech and music scenes. The conference is young and relatively small, but has pulled in some big names in the past. Last year, Steve Wozniak, John McAfee, Robert Scoble (Rackspace), and Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese) spoke at the conference.  This year’s speakers haven’t been announced…
  • Moogfest Will Now Be Held Every Two Years…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Moogfest has announced that the festival will become a biennial event. The most recent incarnation of the festival took place at the end of April in Asheville, North Carolina. From 2004 – 2008, Moogfest took place in Manhattan. In 2010 and 2011, the festival moved to Asheville.  2014 saw the return of Moogfest, and the next event will happen in 2016 in Asheville. Moog spent $3 million on the 2014 festival, and ended up losing $1.5 million on it. Mike Adams, President of Moog Music Inc., told the Asheville Citizen Times: “We had to look at the financial health of the company. We…
  • CBS Local Acquires Eventful…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    CBS Local Media announced that they will acquire event discovery website Eventful. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed. CBS says this acquisition will give them more marketing opportunities, and they will target digital, broadcast, and live events. Eventful will also have access to CBS content. Eventful helps users discover concerts, movie showings, sports events, comedy shows, and other local events.  The site also has a “demand it!” feature that lets users request specific events for their cities.  Eventful has 21 million registered users. CBS Local…
  • Google “Laughing” at $10 Billion Spotify Pricetag, Sources Say…

    Paul Resnikoff
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Yes, Google is kicking the tires on Spotify.  But they’re outright ‘laughing’ at a price tag of $10 billion, which is what both investors and major labels are hoping to draw.  “[Google might] buy it for a few billion, max.,” a source close to the on-again, off-again discussions told Digital Music News this morning. “But they’re laughing at $10 billion, or even half that.”   June 11th, 2014: “The Major Labels Are Trying to Sell Spotify for $10 Billion, Sources Say“ Part of the reason why Google has the upper hand is that…
  • Executive Shuffles: Spotify, Pandora, AEG…

    Nina Ulloa
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
      Spotify’s Vice President of Europe, Chris Maples, has left his position. Maples has worked for Spotify since 2011; no reason was given for the departure. Pandora has hired Lars Murray as Vice President of Industry Relations.  Most recently, Murray was Vice President of Digital Media at Columbia Records. Lee Zeidman has been promoted by AEG to President of Staples Center, Nokia Theater L.A. Live, and L.A. Live – i.e., the spaces where the venues are located. Zeidman was Staples Center’s first full-time employee.   Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and…
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  • CMJ Charts: July 22, 2014: Alvvays Is Most Added

    webmaster
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    TW LW ARTIST & TITLE LABEL 1 2 JACK WHITE Lazaretto Third Man 2 1 PARQUET COURTS Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture? 3 3 WHITE LUNG Deep Fantasy Domino 4 6 HOW TO DRESS WELL What Is This Heart? Weird World 5 4 A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW Sea When Absent Lefse 6 5 ANTLERS  Familiars Anti 7 7 BLACK KEYS Turn Blue Nonesuch 8 25 LULUC Passerby Sub Pop 9 20 BRAID No Coast Topshelf 10 8 ORWELLS Disgraceland Canvasback 11 15 BLACK BANANAS Electric Brick Wall Drag City 12 9 LANA DEL REY Ultraviolence Polydor-Interscope 13 24 TOTAL CONTROL Typical System Iron Lung 14 11 OLD CROW…
  • Mermaidens (95bFM) and Kinda Ira (WEFT)

    Carrie Brothers
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Mermaidens (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 95bFM in Auckland, New Zealand and WEFT in Champaign, IL.   Mermaidens on 95bFM Dark, sultry percussion and dreamy vocals are layered over fuzzy surf guitar on Bones, the first EP from the New Zealand-based trio, Mermaidens.   Bones…
  • Listen: Ryan Hemsworth – “Gods” Feat. UV Boi

    Lizzie Plaugic
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    About one minute into this song you get one of those iPhone text message jangles bubbling to the surface. Bloo-doo-doo. It’s a little disorienting, because up until that point, Ryan Hemsworth and UV Boi were sticking mostly to pink-ish mouth-noise beats and stormy, thumping percussion. Later, the phone noise comes back in like it’s having a lil tech seizure. Guess they called this track Gods ’cause it’ll have you saying, “holy shhhh!”   The post Listen: Ryan Hemsworth – “Gods” Feat. UV Boi appeared first on CMJ.
  • Watch Narduwar Interview Yung Lean

    Lizzie Plaugic
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The best Narduwar interviews are the ones where everyone seems to be having fun and Lydia Lunch isn’t mad the whole time. Even though Swedish rapper Yung Lean’s crew is known as the Sad Boys, they all fell on the fun end of the spectrum when Narduwar caught up with them in Vancouver. The interview below includes the typical Narduwar fanfare like gifts, odd stories, personal secrets and atypical stuff like when Yung Gud talks about his fat Drake dream or when Yung Lean turns the tables on Narduwar and gives him a gift. Watch it below.   The post Watch Narduwar Interview Yung…
  • Listen: Nicholas Nicholas – “Cave”

    Lizzie Plaugic
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Brooklyn Brooklyn band band Nicholas Nicholas (actually the project of a dude named Chris Masullo) is dropping a new cassette next month via Miscreant/Frenchkiss. The cassette, Wrong, was mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Foxes In Fiction/Orchid Tapes) who seems to be everywhere these days.   Another thing that’s everywhere (transitions!) is Masullo’s voice in this new song, Cave. There’s like 30 of him filtered through half industrial percussion, half iced-out guitars and looped around until it sounds like a bedroom choir in a…cave. Listen below.   The post…
 
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  • News : WATCH: The Apache Relay #RethinkMusic with Ploom in Nashville

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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Check out The Apache Relay's new single "Katie Queen of Tennessee" performed in Nashville for Ploom's #RethinkMusic Session!  Many thanks to Laguintas for providing the libations!   Photo by: Melissa Madison Fuller
  • News : LOOK: Sea Wolf & More At KCRW’s Red Bull Sound Select Show Tomorrow

    info@filtermmm.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
      July 23 will host the seventh chapter of Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Los Angeles—a monthly live music event that highlights local artists on the up and up, as well as one headliner. This Wednesday’s show is sure to be a noteworthy one: with FILTER favorite Sea Wolf, Oregon-born psychedelic artist White Rainbow, and ambient LA natives, Rare Times, set to play at the legendary Sayers Club.    Tomorrow night the doors will open at 8pm. There's no presale for this 21+ show, so make sure to get their early because it's first come, first served!   You…
  • Exclusives : People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Shabazz Palaces: An Interview

    info@filtermmm.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
  • News : LOOK: Ready For The Weekend w/ Gap Styld.by And RAC

    info@filtermmm.com
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    In the midst of this summer heat, we have more great looks to keep you cool all season long in our Gap Styld.by series. We've been hanging out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and featuring their styles. For this one, we caught up with RAC's André Anjos once again!Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
  • Exclusives : Getting To Know: White Fence

    info@filtermmm.com
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
 
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  • Shoutcast Launches Hosted Web Radio Service With Monetization Options

    Clyde Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yesterday Radionomy officially relaunched their Shoutcast service. Of particular note is the introduction of a new Shoutcast streaming service that gives webcasters free streaming and monetization options among other features. A downloadable version of Shoutcast with some of these will be released later in the year. The big thing to keep in mind is that music broadcasters apparently have to license their broadcasts themselves making this a poor service for those who just want to plug and play. Radionomy's new Shoutcast Streaming Service will definitely be a boon for those music broadcasters…
  • What A Digitally Native Music Consumer Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Analyst Mark Mulligan and MIDiA Research have published a new report looking at the music attitudes and behavior of Digital Natives. Natives and Immigrants demarcate the digital world, according to the report. But while Digital Immigrants carry the baggage of their analog past, Digital Natives have only ever known ubiquitous connectivity and content; and that results in very different behaviors. "While the slow down in digital revenue growth revolves around spending transition of high spending Digital Immigrants," concludes the report, "it is the attitudes and behavior of the Natives that…
  • How To Get Your Band's Music Tagged On Facebook

    Guest Post
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Jamie Davis-Ponce from the Sonicbids Blog. Last month, Facebook rolled out a new automatic audio tagging service a la Shazam, allowing people to use their smartphone microphones to automatically identify, tag, and share the music around them. From a musician's perspective, this is essentially a new way for fans to quickly identify your songs, share them with friends, and make purchasing tracks more seamless. For music marketers, the ability to track what music people are listening to creates new possibilities for learning about consumers' listening habits and targeting ads. However,…
  • Facebook By The Numbers: A Quick Look At Impressive New User Stats

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Americans spend an average of 40 minutes a day on Facebook, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  And while Zuck didn't quite share his math to back up the claim, the impressive numbers revealed during yesterday's Facebook earnings call made his boast seem plausible. Here's an overview 829 million daily active users on average in June 2014 654 million mobile daily active users on average in June 2014 1.32 billion monthly active users as of June 30, 2014 1.07 billion mobile monthly active users as of June 30, 2014 Approximately 81.7% of our daily active users are outside the US and Canada…
  • Alligator Record's Bruce Iglaur Wins Digital Music Innovation Award

    Bruce Houghton
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
     Airplay Direct has named industry veteran Bruce Iglaur, President & Founder of Alligator Records, as the recipient of the first Iconic Innovators award. The award was created to recognize innovators in the realm of digital music in the industry. The award will be given yearly to the member of Airplay Direct who best embraces the vision and opportunities that digital innovation in the Music Industry has and continues to create, the company said. As a part of the award, AirPlay Direct is honoring Mr. Iglauer with a $50,000 AirPlay Direct 'Marketing & Awareness' Campaign for his and…
 
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  • Echoes of Billie Holiday in Fancy Free

    Alice
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York, he was unknown, much like the artists he worked with at the time, who would also gain international recognition. Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War looks at the early days of Bernstein’s career during World War II, and is centered around the debut in 1944 of the Broadway musical On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free. This excerpt from the book describes the opening night of Fancy Free. When the curtain rose on the first production of Fancy Free, the audience at the old Metropolitan Opera House did not hear a…
  • Roll over, Rimbaud: P. F. Kluge, Walt Whitman, and Eddie and the Cruisers

    Julia Callaway
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Kirk Curnutt Ask folks who came of age in the 1980s what they remember about the movie Eddie and the Cruisers and one of the following responses is likely: It spawned the great rock-radio staple “On the Dark Side” and briefly made MTV stars of the improbably named John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. It was such a shameless Bruce Springsteen rip-off that Boss fans considered it as sacrilegious as devout Christians do Jesus Christ Superstar. It had a whiplash-inducing twist ending that Roger Ebert called “so frustrating, so dumb, so unsatisfactory that it gives a bad reputation to…
  • Debussy and the Great War

    Alice
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Eric Frederick Jensen When war was declared in the summer of 1914, Claude Debussy was fifty-one. Widely regarded as the greatest living French composer, he lived in Paris in a fashionable, elegant neighborhood near the Bois de Boulogne. Politics had never held much interest for him, and as the movement toward war increased in both France and Germany, Debussy’s focus was on more personal matters. He worried about his growing debt, a result of consistently living beyond his means. And he was frightened by his lack of productivity: in the past few years he’d produced only a…
  • In remembrance of Elaine Stritch

    LaurenH
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Oxford University Press is saddened to hear of the passing of Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. We’d like to present a brief extract from Eddie Shapiro’s interview with Elaine Stritch in November/December 2008 in Nothing Like a Dame that illustrates her tremendous life and vitality. “What’s this all about, again?!” came Elaine Stritch’s unmistakable rattle of a voice, part Rosalind Russell, part dry martini, part cheese grater, on the other end of the phone. I was taken aback. After all, we had spoken the day before and the day before that. On the first call, she had told…
  • Songs for the Games

    DanP
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Mark Curthoys Behind the victory anthems to be used by the competing teams at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which open on 23 July, lie stories both of nationality and authorship. The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted the music antiquary William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915) to investigate the origin and history of ‘God Save the King’. While the anthem had become ‘a sacred part of our national life’, Cummings could find no reliable trace of single authorship of its words, though concluded that the aptly-named organist and court musician John Bull (1559×63-1628) had…
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    Netlabels & News

  • Tracing Arcs - I see you [iD.063]

    Quetzal Contla
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
     LP resultado de la colaboración entre un gran netlabel, en este caso, iD.EOLOGY, con uno de los grupos mas emblemáticos del netaudio, los Tracing Arcs, imperdible.http://www.ideology.de/id063/
  • Ramón Fernández Durán, El Estado en el Mundo durante el Siglo XX

    Quetzal Contla
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Destrucción de Leviatán. 1865 grabado por Gustave DoréClaves para entender el mundo del siglo XXI.Del auge de la estatalidad, a la crisis y reconversión del Estado.http://www.rebelion.org/docs/95826.pdf
  • Goteo.org

    Quetzal Contla
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    En relación a otras plataformas de crowdfunding existentes, estos son los aspectos destacados de Goteo:Común, abierto y libre: Potenciamos proyectos que apuestan por el procomún, el código abierto y/o el conocimiento libre, poniendo por tanto el acento en la misión pública, favoreciendo la cultura libre y el desarrollo social. Licencias libres y/o abiertas: Los proyectos que quieran cofinanciarse con la ayuda de Goteo deben permitir a través de licencias, la copia, comunicación pública, distribución, modificación y/o explotación de parte o de la totalidad de cada creación.
  • Sergi Boal - Cercle [AT036]

    Quetzal Contla
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:08 pm
     Cercle, es en palabras del propio autor, su trabajo mas personal y espiritual. Hablamos de Sergi Boal, guitarrista barcelonés.http://www.acustronica.com/cercle.html
  • cultura.rwx

    Quetzal Contla
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:47 pm
    cultura.rwx es la mejor revista sobre cultura libre en español que haya visto jamás, una pena que se haya quedado en el número dos. Prefiguración del estado copyleft.http://culturarwx.net/
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Finding Major Kramers

    Alex Ross
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Longtime readers of this blog will recall sporadic posts on the subject of encounters between Richard Strauss and American soldiers in the years of the occupation of Germany. One time I pleaded for information about Major John Kramers, who is mentioned in Strauss's diary. As I report in this New Yorker blog post, I finally know more about him. The bitterwseet ending to a longtime obsession.
  • For Elaine Stritch

    Alex Ross
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The seemingly indestructible diva has died at the age of eighty-nine. Sarah Larson remembers her on the New Yorker website. Stritch's immortal versions of "The Ladies Who Lunch" have been widely shared, so I thought I'd feature this clip from her final run of Café Carlyle shows, in which she singles out one of her most ardent fans. (Levine famously went to see Elaine Stritch at Liberty fourteen times.) The recent documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me captures her splendidly.
  • Recent work

    Alex Ross
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Shattered Passage. The New Yorker, July 7, 2014. The Met's Klinghoffer Problem. New Yorker website, June 25, 2014. Blockbuster. The New Yorker, June 23, 2014.
  • Midsummer hiatus

    Alex Ross
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:19 pm
  • Midsummer miscellany

    Alex Ross
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The NYPhil Biennial may be winding down, but the schedule will remain lively through much of June. Opera Cabal stages Georg Friedrich Haas's ATTHIS at the Kitchen, June 12-13; the same weekend, Chelsea Opera presents Copland's The Tender Land. Alexandre Lunsqui is the featured composer at the Chelsea Music Festival. The Early Music Festival NYC, a new initiative under the direction of Jolle Greenleaf and Donald Meineke, has a rich week of concerts June 13-19, culminating in a reprise of the Green Mountain Project's legendary Vespers 1610. Caramoor is offering this summer a Garden of Sonic…
 
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Maddie & Tae release music video for 'Girl In A Country Song'

    Shannon
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Now here's a great way to start your Thursday morning. Maddie & Tae's anti-bro-country tune, Girl In A Country Song, now has a music video and it's pretty glorious. I mean come on, it has scenes like this. What more could you want? Check the video out below or over on NPR if that doesn't work.
  • Randy Travis to release new album August 19

    Shannon
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Great news for Randy Travis fans! The singer is releasing a new album. Randy Travis’ new album Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am is set to be released August 19th and is available for pre-order on iTunes now. Fans who pre-order the album will get “Don’t Worry 'Bout Me” as a special instant download. Two more songs will be available each week following the...
  • Awww! Hillary Scott's little girl turns 1

    Shannon
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Photo: Facebook Awww. Look who's mobile! Can you believe it's been a year since Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott gave birth to her sweet little Eisele? Crazy how fast a year goes by these days. Lady Antebellum to release new album, 747, in September Hillary took to Facebook yesterday to show off her little girl, writing, "Our sweet girl is 1 today! She woke up singing...
  • Chase Rice addresses criticism, Maddie & Tae's new track & 'Ignite The Night': Exclusive

    Jason Scott
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Chase Rice is somewhat of an indie success story. Having been an independent artist, he slowly (but surely) built a loyal fan base by delivering in his live shows and singing about real life in his songs. With his single "Ready Set Roll," now a bonafide Top 20 radio hit, he speaks about the good times, as a way to escape the ho-hum of a...
  • Shania Twain to end Las Vegas run in December

    Shannon
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Not many performers have impacted Las Vegas quite like Shania Twain, including a ride down the famed Las Vegas Strip with a stampede of horses to bringing her legendary country-glamour to fans around the world, but today Shania announced the end of her two-year residency SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with the final show set for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014....
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    Heavy Metal Addiction

  • KISS – 40 (2014) review

    rhodeislandrock
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    KISS – 40 (2014, Universal/Island Def Jam) CD 1 Nothin’ To Lose Let Me Go Rock ‘N Roll C’mon And Love Me Rock And Roll All Nite (Live) (from Alive!) God Of Thunder (Demo) (from The KISS Box Set) Beth … Continue reading →
  • Linda & The Punch – Obsession (2014) review

    rhodeislandrock
    25 May 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Linda & The Punch – Obsession (2014, Escape Music) What A Shame Cold Cold World Welcome To London Wake Up Dreaming Of You Nothing Of Anything Bite Looking Out For Number One Kill The Lights Lost For Words Love Kills … Continue reading →
  • CD Scavenger Hunt – March 2014 update

    rhodeislandrock
    2 May 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Another late update but I’m catching up…..here’s the hunt for March….. Newbury Comics House Of Lords – Precious Metal (2014) – $14 Battle Beast – s/t (2014) – $12 KXM – s/t (2014) – $10 GWAR – Battle Maximus (2013) … Continue reading →
  • CD Scavenger Hunt – February 2014 update

    rhodeislandrock
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    It’s the end of April but here’s the February purchases…..late as always! Newbury Comics Primal Fear – Delivering The Black (CD/DVD) (2014) – $15 Red Dragon Cartel – s/t (2014) – $13 Def Leppard – Slang (2CD Deluxe Edition) – $14 … Continue reading →
  • Lover Under Cover – Into The Night (2014) review

    rhodeislandrock
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Lover Under Cover – Into The Night (2014, Escape Music) A Fight Into The Shadows Miracle Toy Soldier Crushing Stones Life Is Easy Playboy No 7 The Game Is On Fantasy Man Closer To The Truth No Place Like Home … Continue reading →
 
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Maya Lang "The Sixteenth of June"

    david
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Maya Lang's debut novel The Sixteenth of June is a clever reworking of james Joyce's Ulysses set in modern Philadelphia. Booklist wrote of the book: "Lang’s clever first novel tracks three twenty-somethings… They all find some resolution by the end of the day,…
  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - July 24, 2014

    david
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:48 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. Motor City Burning by Bill Morris Set in the chaos of the Detroit race riots, this searing novel follows disillusioned young civil rights activist Willie Bledsoe, who finds himself in the crosshairs of a driven white cop who suspects him of murder. A rich and thrilling read from an acclaimed author. Pure Green Magazine #8 This latest issue of the…
  • Shorties (Curtis Sittenfeld on Alice Munro, Underrated Pop Albums, and more)

    david
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Author Curtis Sittenfeld discussed the works of Alice Munro at the Wall Street Journal. Flavorwire listed underrated pop albums of the past 20 years. The Guardian listed the top child narrators in literature. The Quietus interviewed Luke Turner of Mogwai. The Almost Live at Mellow Pages podcast interviewed author D. Foy. Pitchfork is streaming the new Hooray for Earth album, Racy. Emma Straub listed the top 10 vacations in history at the Guardian. The Quietus profiled singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard. Author Sean Michaels discussed theremins and music blogging with the Los Angeles Times.
  • Daily Downloads (Strand of Oaks, Marah, and more)

    david
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Edwards Crossing: Edwards Crossing EP [mp3] Go Life: "I'm Not Really Here" [mp3] The Gromble: "Don't Stand a Chance" [mp3] from Jamie Lono and Noble Heart: Jamie Lono and Noble Heart EP [mp3] Mandolin Orange: Live Tapes EP [mp3] Manican Party: "Rakim (Dead Can Dance cover)" [mp3] Melt Like Clouds: Sun Drip album [mp3] The Pharmacy: "Strange" [mp3] from Spells (out August 12th) Strand of Oaks: World Cafe Session EP [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Marah: 2014-07-12,…
  • Book Notes - Susan Scarf Merrell "Shirley"

    david
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Susan Scarf Merrell's Shirley is a brilliant homage to both the life and works of author Shirley Jackson, a psychological literary thriller as captivating as it is fascinating. Booklist wrote of the book: "Jackson has always been one of the more intriguing and…
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    CBC Music RSS

  • This video perfectly explains why playing music is great for your brain

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    When musicians perform, they may look calm and relatively in control. But it turns out that inside their brains, there are fireworks going on. According to a new animated TED-Ed video, when people listen to music, several parts of the brain are activated; when musicians play music, they light up practically every area of the brain at once. Scientists have found that playing music increases communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which makes for better problem-solving and boosts memory. Musicians also have a higher level of executive function, which helps with…
  • PS I Love You wants you to hear these 9 songs

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    PS I Love You's third album, For Those Who Stay, just came out July 22nd. It's impressive to think that just four years after releasing their debut, PS I Love You is now three albums in, making the Polaris Long List with every album so far (we'll find out if the new record makes the cut next year.) A few things have changed with this new record, one being frontman Paul Saulnier has relocated to Toronto, the other: this is their first proper studio record. It was recorded in Kingston at The Bathouse. One of the best ways I've heard it described so far is "Maybe it's the sound of leaving home…
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Thursday July 24

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. REAR VIEW MIRROR: Every week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. This week, Johnny Cash with "Ring of Fire". When Johnny Cash took a chance and recorded a song in a style very much outside of his usual sound, the gamble paid off. The song became the biggest hit of his career. The idea came to him in a dream. LISTEN AUDIOListen to Rich give the story behind "Ring of Fire" by…
  • 10 pieces of baroque music everyone should know

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    You've heard Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Handel's Water Music far too many times and now you're ready to dig deeper into the world of baroque. But where to start? Baroque music is dramatic, filled with moments of surprising dynamic contrast and, at times, dazzling displays of virtuosity. If you listen to music by baroque masters like Bach, Corelli or Rameau, you're almost certain to hear a harpsichord, along with viola da gambas, lutes, cellos, violas and violins with strings made from sheep guts. Underneath it all, the bass line (called basso continuo) is not so different from a walking bass…
  • 10 album covers with secret hidden images

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    For years, bands have been hiding images in their album covers because they figure people have better things to do than find their weird secret pictures. Well, joke’s on them. I don’t have anything better to do. Here are 10 of them explained in one video. Follow Dave Shumka on Twitter: @daveshumka
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    Music News Net

  • DEEP PURPLE Announce August North American Tour

    Administrator
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Heavy metal legends, Deep Purple, fresh off a European tour to support their 19th studio album NOW What?!, are heading stateside for a North American concert tour! The run kicks off August 4 in Scottsdale, AZ (full tour...
  • Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Says a Tour Will Happen

    Administrator
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    MUSIC NEWS- Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi recently gave fans new hope that the reunited heavy metal rockers will continue on after revealing there are plans afoot to tour again. Iommi, who has been battling cancer since 2012, recently hinted...
  • The Who Announce Their "Hits 50!" Tour, Their Last

    Administrator
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Music News- The Who have announced that they are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and next, by embarking on a The Who Hits 50! tour, which frontman Roger Daltrey says "is the beginning of the long goodbye."There is no...
  • Gregg Allman Hospitalized

    Administrator
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Allman Brothers Band founding member Gregg Allman has reportedly checked himself into a hospital for an undisclosed illness, forcing him to cancel or postpone several upcoming concerts. Mr Allman's official site and Facebook made no mention of the...
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse Bassist Billy Talbot Suffers Mild Stroke

    Administrator
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    MUSIC NEWS - Neil Young & Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke and will be unable to join Crazy Horse on their upcoming European concert tour. Though Talbot's doctors expect him to make a full recovery,...
 
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 21 – How to Ruin Your Music Career

    Bob Baker
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    This week the boys play both Good Cop and Bad Cop as they point out some horrible examples of missed music marketing opportunities. Billy reveals the worst practices he witnessed after observing dozens of bands at Summer Fest, while Bob shows you how to avoid these costly errors and do things right. How many of these harmful mistakes are YOU making? Listen and find out! What do YOU think about these worst practices examples Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode:…
  • Music Marketing Ideas: Are These Too Outrageous?

    Bob Baker
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Here’s one from my music blog archives that deserves repeating … I’m not sure exactly what triggered it, but recently my mind started popping with creative, off-the-wall ways to promote your music. So I jotted down some notes and am sharing them with you in this article. I’ll let you determine whether these are truly “outrageous” music marketing ideas. But one thing is for sure: They certainly aren’t the traditional things that most musicians think about when they do marketing. Ready? Here we go … Outrageous Music Marketing Idea #1 … Turn…
  • July Music News: Twitter Power User Tips, Empowered Artist Update, and More

    Bob Baker
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    If you’d like some power user tips on how to use Twitter for music marketing, I’ve got a couple of great links for you below. But first … You can still support the Empowered Artist Movement Phase 1 of the campaign is over, but you can still support the movement and book launch … bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement I am so grateful for the 116 people who contributed to the June 2014 crowdsourcing (aka fan-funding) campaign. More than $4,300 was raised through that initial effort. However, it fell short of my funding goal. So I will continue to offer the same…
  • 20 – Seven Ways to Use Twitter for Music Marketing, Part 2

    Bob Baker
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    This is what happens when Zombie Boy meets Buzz Man! Last week Billy and Bob shared some valuable insights into using Twitter for music marketing. On this episode, Bob (who has 14.4K followers) runs through his top Twitter power user tips while Billy fights off sleep – yet he still manages to add a lot of semi-coherent value to the conversation A must-hear podcast! What do YOU think about our Twitter advice? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MusicMM. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen…
  • 30 – My Best Advice for Long-Term Creative Success – and Bloopers!

    Bob Baker
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Finally, we’ve reached the last segment in the 30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist series. And I saved my best piece of advice for this final lesson. I must have been a little loopy from recording 30 straight days of video – about three and a half total hours of content. There’s even a blooper reel at the end. Please watch and let me know if I went too far. Should I be embarrassed? I’ll let you decide This is the final installment in a series of daily videos and audio podcasts that cover “30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist.” It’s part of a month-long…
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    Artists House Music

  • Trademark: to keep bands called THE SUPREMES from popping up in every State

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

    cathyweeks
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ A new class of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is rolling out, including “.nyc”!  This is a new domain for New Yorkers.  Here is a bit of information about the new .nyc domain from the official website: http://www.nic.nyc/about/   Who Will Own .nyc? Any New Yorker whose work, ideas and creativity are based in the City. Locals who provide services, products or content to fellow New Yorkers. Companies, organizations and individuals wishing to showcase the value of their location online.
  • One can love chicken & Bob Marley tunes (ONE LOVE trademark dispute settles)

    cathyweeks
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.  http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ The ONE LOVE trademark dispute between Bob Marley’s estate and Raising Cane’s chicken finger restaurant raises some interesting trademark and copyright issues. According to Louisiana newspapers, the trademark dispute recently settled on undisclosed terms; however, the issue at the heart of the dispute is interesting.  THE ISSUE: Trademarking someone else’s song title for restaurant services.  THE STORY: In 2005, Raising Cane’s chicken finger restaurant obtained a USPTO registered…
  • How to use the ®, TM, SM, © symbols for trademark and copyright

    cathyweeks
    21 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ The ® Registered Trademark Symbol Once a trademark is federally registered with the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office), the coveted ® symbol can be used. While use of the ® symbol is not required, it is highly recommend. Using the ® symbol lends credibility to a registered mark.  Additionally, it puts potential infringers on notice of the trademark owner’s rights and makes it easier for the trademark owner to collect certain damages in the event someone infringes these rights. The TM and…
  • Federation Bells Call For Compositions (nice ring to their Terms & Conditions)

    cathyweeks
    12 May 2014 | 9:54 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ The Federation Bells park in Melbourne has lunched an open call for composers to submit compositions to be played on a fascinating instillation of 39 bells. The Federation Bells are a (recently refurbished) collection of 39 bronze upturned bells mounted on poles in a grid arrangement at Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne. They can be played using a sophisticated electromechanical system, in which internal hammers strike the bells, triggered by simple MIDI commands. Submitted compositions can be heard…
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    Next2Shine.com

  • Music Video: Daley - Look Up

    Mark J
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    U.K. r&b/soul sensation Daley has been busy in recent times following the release of his 'Days + Nights' album earlier in the year, hitting the road with the velvet soul of his voice on a U.S. tour and then going on to share a stage with Maxwell, while also finding the time to stop by... ....
  • Watch List: Ddendyl Lays Her Heart On The Line And Asks For 'More'

    Mark J
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Having made Shakira turn her chair on The Voice earlier in the year, Washington D.C.-based singer/songwriter Ddendyl recently stepped into the ishlab studio in New York for Nycrophone.com's 'Acoustic Gold' to further showcase the dreamily beautiful sensitivity and expressively sultry instincts that... ....
  • Music Video: Brandyn Burnette - Thanks For Nothing

    TheNext2Shine Music
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It was 2011 and when we first featured Brandyn, and just this year we witnessed his growth as a talent on our live platform in Los Angeles. Now, after penning and working with Busbee, Ari Levine, Kojak, Diane Warren, Emanuel "E-Man" Kiriakou, MKTO, Evan Bogart, Martin Johnson, Lauren Christy, Kara... ....
  • Aurora Wilde Marks A Moment Of Transition With The Poignant 'Aurora Wilde: The Acoustic EP'

    Mark J
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Artistic expression is an evolutionary process, always ebbing and flowing, never standing still, and for Texan singer/songwriter Karen Eubanks the never ending quest to try and grasp the often nebulous notion of an authentic artistic voice or sensibility saw this year bring a new moniker, Aurora... ....
  • Watch List: Jacob McCaslin Is Faced With A 'Crossroads To Nowhere'

    Mark J
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Upon listening to talented Seattle singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Jacob McCaslin, it soon becomes obvious that his effortlessly instinctive musicality channels the bluesy, natural soulfulness of influences such as John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, with fluent,... ....
 
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  • Kieran Peter Gallimore - Old Wounds

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    This acoustic beauty from Kieran Peter Gallimore has been soothing my soul for the last couple of weeks so it felt like the perfect song to strike back into action with after a week of going missing. I’m… (in post Kieran Peter Gallimore – Old Wounds from We Close Tonight. More by this artist at )
  • Patrick Baker - Lies

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Everytime when glaze upon for tracks where Patrick Baker has been involved as vocalist, I didn't paid so much attention on his own contributions.Wrong. That's all I have done wrongly so far, so everything has been out of… (in post Patrick Baker from CLICK AND LISTEN IT. More by this artist at )
  • Jessie Ware - Share It All

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Jessie Ware’s Tough Love title track showed the UK singer has not lost a step since 2012′s tremendous debut Devotion. “Share It All,” the second song Ware’s shared from the new record, is a gently simmering love ballad… (in post Jessie Ware – “Share It All” from stereogum. More by this artist at )
  • Dirty Art Club - One Nine Seven Three

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Although only a year old, this track by the Dirty Art Club sounds like a deep groove cut from the late 70s. Titled ‘One Nine Seven Three,’ this track features a solid r&b rhythm section with waving synthesizers… (in post Dirty Art Club – One Nine Seven Three from Casablanca Sunset. More by this artist at )
  • Imaginary Sons - Talkie Talkie

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Imaginary Sons have a new song from their upcoming album. It’s called ‘Talky Talky’ and the band is giving it away on CD at The Camel on Thursday, July 24. The new album will be out possibly in… (in post Imaginary Sons Release “Talky Talky” at the Camel from Richmond Playlist. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

  • CreateSpace to Close Digital Music Store MP3 Distribution to Amazon

    RouteBot
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    CreateSpace will no longer distribute MP3s beginning October 15, 2014. We are constantly evaluating our service catalog and have decided to discontinue support for MP3 as we work to provide our customers with the most cost effective and valuable services. Only the MP3 offering will be discontinued. We’ll continue to support the programs for CDs, DVDs, Amazon Instant Video, and paperback books. You can read more information here. If you are a CreateSpace artist then please get in touch and RouteNote will offer you a much better deal for your Amazon distribution!
  • Zwette – Rush (feat. Molly)

    RouteBot
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
  • Zomboy – Outbreak (Ft. Armanni Reign) (Official Video)

    Tom Newman
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Zomboy, known for his ultra heavy dubstep, electro house, drum and bass, glitch hop, drumstep, moombahcore sound, has released his new music video ‘Outbreak’ in preparation for the similarly named album, due for release on 4th August, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
  • Philips Fidelio M1BT – Wireless Headphones with Great Sound Quality

    Tom Newman
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    As digital sound quality progresses towards high res audio playback, with lossless compression and an increase in demand towards near vinyl sound, this calls for some serious headphones to be engineered. Traditionally bluetooth headphones have been a significant cut bellow the rest. Philips believe they have created the best sounding bluetooth headphones for a relatively reasonable price. Philips Fidelio M1BT – great sounding, great looking, great build quality, comfy, easy to use, what’s not to love? The dark blue-grey colour, leather headband, soft faux-leather/memory foam on…
  • How do I get my YouTube Channel verified?

    RouteBot
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    YouTube review a variety of factors in order to determine eligibility for name verification. If your channel qualifies, you will automatically receive a name verification badge on your Google+ page or profile over time. Name verification for Google+ is available to a wide range of businesses and organizations. To ensure your eligibility for verified checkmark, channels should: Be connected with a Google+ page or profile Your Google+ page or profile must be authorized by your commercial entity, organization, brand, or product. If the channel is connected to a Google+ page, the page must…
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • 3-Step Process To Singing In Tune: Listen, Mime, Sing!

    Judy Rodman
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
      A basic requirement of the singing voice is the ability to sing in tune.  Otherwise you must be content to make a joyful noise! I have tried several things in my vocal coaching and have settled on a three step process that is amazingly effective, even with people with some ear damage or who have been told they were tone deaf. Focusing on active listening, it trains the processing chain to be 'ear-to-brain-to-vocal cords' instead of just 'ear-to-vocal cords'. It's great for beginners, but also is very effective for experienced singers who want to correct pitch problems and gain an…
  • Is My Vocal Coach Wrong?

    Judy Rodman
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OK so it happens. Experts disagree. When it comes to vocal technique, how do you know if what you've been told is right?First, here are three reasons voice experts may tell you different things:There is more than one way to help you do deal with that vocal issue.There is more than one way to explain the corrective technique, creating the perception that you are getting conflicting advice when you are not. One (or both) the 'experts' are wrong!Here are two reasons the right vocal training might not work: You are not understanding the technique being suggested, or you're not  applying…
  • Vocal Scooping- How To Get This Style Trick Right

    Judy Rodman
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Scooping a note is a style thing. It's like salt, though... a little goes a long way and a lot can hurt you in many ways!First: Why do we scoop notes? For style purposes. Certain genres are by nature 'scoopier' than others.To help reach a note. Yep. Admit it.How to tell you scoop too much (too often, too deeply) when you sing:Your listeners get seasick.Your producer gets agitated.Your pitch swims like a warped record (lps, you know... 'vinyl').Your pitch is sliding around so badly the tuner pulls it to the wrong note.The actual melody is lost in the peaks and valleys of scoops.You can't…
  • Songwriter Vocal Strain: Hazards of Singing While Writing Songs

    Judy Rodman
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    Unless the song is an instrumental, the act of songwriting requires a lot of singing during the creative process. Many times your passion for the piece will take you the extremes of your vocal range. If you are a songwriter or co-writer who creates melody lines, you may have experienced vocal fatigue while writing. It's not usually imminently dangerous for your voice as long as you have good recovery time the next day, but if your voice is important to you, why risk more vocal strain than you have to? And if you write a lot... you could be heading for some chronic vocal issues.Causes of…
  • Why Eye Language Matters To Your Voice

    Judy Rodman
    17 May 2014 | 8:15 am
    As vocal coach, one of the quickest ways I can improve someone's voice is to get the person using eye language when they speak or sing. Here's why:Your eyes, eyebrows, eyepads all communicate messages. Actors learn this early... especially film and TV acting with closeups. Consider how masterful actors like Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Jack Nicholson silently and instantly tell you something by a slight rise or fall of one or both eyebrows, widening of the eye, squint at the edge above upper cheek.This eye and surrounding tissue movement creates not only silent messages, but…
 
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: The Railway Man

    Jørn Tillnes
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Railway Man Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Railway Man by David Hirschfelder. At a glance: 20 tracks 66 minutes of score Geek Score: 70 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Railway Man, a powerful true story about captivity, hate, love and revenge comes to life with David Hirschfelder’s captivating score. The opening cue says it all really. ‘The Railway Man – Opening Titles’ is very serious, but it has flavors of war, of Japan and in a sense…
  • Soundtrack Review: In Your Eyes

    Jørn Tillnes
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In Your Eyes Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score In Your Eyes by Tony Morales. At a glance: 20 tracks 43 minutes of score Geek Score: 87 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 18.92 Album Excellence: 44% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Tony Morales is getting himself about in the last couple of years and this is the first time I’ve heard a romantic comedy score from him. Should be interesting. The whole concept of the movie is interesting, but then you’d expect nothing less with Joss Whedon writing the script. The opening cue…
  • Soundtrack Review: Coherence

    Jørn Tillnes
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Coherence Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Coherence by Kristin Øhrn Dyrud. At a glance: 16 tracks 59 minutes of score Geek Score: 47.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album excellence: 0% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Coherence is an interesting low key sci-fi flick by the looks of it. I hadn’t heard about the composer before, but her name seemed Norwegian and yes, turns out she is. As a Norwegian, this is the first time I have heard about her, and that doesn’t exactly dampen my excitement. The score however is…
  • Soundtrack Review: Cold In July

    Jørn Tillnes
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Cold In July Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Cold In July by Jeff Grace. At a glance: 13 tracks 46 minutes of score Geek Score: 98.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 43.72 Album Excellence: 95% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Cold In July seems like a brilliant thriller that is certainly added to my need-to-watch list. What you might find surprising, not knowing anything about the film is how the score by Jeff Grace sounds. See, the movie is set in the 80s as you can probably guess by the opening track ‘Wait’ by White Lion,…
  • Soundtrack Review: Planetary Annihilation

    Jørn Tillnes
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Planetary Annihilation Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Planetary Annihilation by Howard Mostrom. At a glance: 26 tracks 62 minutes of score Geek Score: 97.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 55.47 Album Excellence: 89% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Planetary Annihilation is a new RTS funded by Kickstarter and it looks really cool. On the team they have got Howard Mostrom who created the score for the game. I really don’t know what to expect. I’ve heard my share of RTS scores, but never heard a Howard Mostrom score.
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    The Graham English Blog

  • iGrahamEnglish is just GrahamEnglish

    graham@grahamenglish.com (Graham English)
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Whatever you do, don’t put your blog in a subdomain unless you really know what you’re doing. And don’t sweat it when you abandon a blog because every moment is new. Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or subscribe by email. The post iGrahamEnglish is just GrahamEnglish appeared first on The Graham English Blog.
  • Cleaning Up My Act

    graham@grahamenglish.com (Graham English)
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I’m doing some housecleaning and moving a lot of the content on this blog to my artist site: grahamenglish.com I’ll keep the blog up but this site will have a new purpose shortly. Let the suspense build. The post Cleaning Up My Act appeared first on The Graham English Blog.
  • Logic Pro Mixing, Metering, And Loudness Explained

    graham@grahamenglish.com (Graham English)
    14 Jun 2013 | 11:53 am
    Logic Pro Mixing, Metering, And Loudness Explained: http://t.co/WuJhwHQ0IJ — LogicStudio (@LogicStudio) June 14, 2013 The post Logic Pro Mixing, Metering, And Loudness Explained appeared first on The Graham English Blog.
  • Attention Musicians: Comfortably Avoid Hearing Loss With Custom Fitted Earplugs

    graham@grahamenglish.com (Graham English)
    28 Feb 2013 | 5:28 pm
    My Sensaphonics custom ear molds arrived today (ear molds? gross.) and they feel amazing. I mentioned buying some Etyomotic Music Pros after demoing them at NAMM 2013. I thought it was fitting that I saw a link to this infographic today. On day 1 of NAMM I had my hearing tested and faired well. My hearing isn’t perfect from years of standing to the right of loud drummers. But I’m within a healthy range for a guy my age, maybe even a guy 12 to 16 months younger. Nostalgia for pre-teen hearing aside, I would probably be in a lot worse shape if I never used earplugs. The main point I…
  • NAMM Notes 2013

    graham@grahamenglish.com (Graham English)
    31 Jan 2013 | 11:57 am
    In no particular order, here are my highlights from NAMM 2013. Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation Inc. Bought fitted ear molds for my Etymotic Music Pro earplugs. The 3D Active In Ear Monitors are on my wish list. Vintage Vibe LLC Clavinet remake! It’s called the Vibanet and it plays and sounds better than the real thing. I can say this because I’ve owned a Clavinet D6 for over a decade now. They’re also making Clavinet strings which is a huge relief because the only Clav strings out there suck. I paid a lot of money to get mine restrung in 2011 and the crossover in string…
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    Beat Lawrence

  • Brother Ali et al. at Granada Theatre

    Beat Lawrence
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Brother AliBambuAppearing at Granada Theatre (Lawrence, KS) on Sunday, September 14, 2014 …read more    
  • RL Grime at Granada Theatre

    Beat Lawrence
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    RL GrimeAppearing at Granada Theatre (Lawrence, KS) on Friday, November 21, 2014 …read more    
  • The War On Drugs et al. at Granada Theatre

    Beat Lawrence
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The War On DrugsThe Barr BrothersAppearing at Granada Theatre (Lawrence, KS) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 …read more    
  • The Gallery at Jackpot Music Hall

    Beat Lawrence
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    The Gallery Appearing at Jackpot Music Hall (Lawrence, KS) on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 …read more    
  • Tobacco et al. at The Bottleneck

    Beat Lawrence
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    TobaccoThe Stargazer LiliesAppearing at The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS) on Saturday, September 13, 2014 …read more    
 
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Review: Spectral Insight – Spectral Insight

    Ritwik Deshpande
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    The trouble with prog-metal is the template it provides is inherently restrictive. The current wave, best characterized by the sound that’s often called ‘djent’, has reached a point of saturation — it seems like just about every brave new sonic possibility has already been explored and then some. The monolithic bastion of this sound, Meshuggah, perfected it years before scores of bedroom projects attempted to tame it by introducing melodic and ambient flourishes. Towards the end of the last decade, when these bedroom projects mutated into full-fledged bands, they…
  • In Conversation with Ashish Avikunthak

    Priyanka Singh
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ashish Avikunthak indeed looks the part. Dressed in a dhoti and kurta, greying hair tied into a tight bun, and a moustache that drops all the way down to his lower lip, if someone was to point at him and tell me that he is an ‘experimental’ filmmaker, I’d quite easily believe it. However, he is quick to disagree. “I’m not a filmmaker. I am a film artist.” Rati Chakravyuh, Avikunthak’s latest work and his third film, is a 105-minute long, single-shot feature movie, wherein the camera is locked in a spiral motion. The script of Rati Chakravyuh was memorised in the span of one…
  • Watch: ‘We All Fall’ – Karsh Kale

    Indiecision
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Earlier, we wrote about Sony’s Project Resound campaign being revived for a second season. The consumer electronics giant was rearing its head away from Bollywood and towards a segment of artists that’s more familiar to the readership of this webzine. Aiming to help you ‘upgrade your ears’, Sony promised four original tracks by four ‘faces of purity’, the second of which dropped on July 14. ‘We All Fall’ re-explores several themes that have formed the basis of Karsh Kale‘s career — from music’s catalytic ability to trigger…
  • Weekend Events in Delhi and Bangalore for Metal Fans

    Indiecision
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Good news for Indian metal fans – two metal events with lengthy lineups will take place this weekend in Delhi and Bangalore. Doom Over Bangalore, the official pre-party for Bangalore Open Air, will be held on Saturday, July 12, in the country’s metal capital and the next day, the political capital will host the Outrage Festival at its branch of the Blue Frog. The lineup for Outrage includes heavy metal heavyweights Undying Inc. and Zygnema, Third Sovereign and Escher’s Knot, apart from relatively newer bands such as Aberrant from Shillong and the Delhi-based Colossal…
  • Chaos Theater: There Really is No Spoon

    Neha Mathews
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Two years ago, I sat in a room with a motley group of friends trying frantically to follow seemingly nonsensical clues found in the room of a murdered man, all to to save the city from imminent annihilation. One particular girl was confused about why the cake was a lie. Was it a hint? I’d lost my father and brother to Portal a couple of months ago, I knew better. We continued to shine the UV light torch on the pages of a tattered diary, scouring for actual hidden hints among random pop-culture references. The apocalypse was coming and all we needed to do at that point was solve a basic…
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    Addicted To Vinyl

  • Matthew Sweet On The Legacy Of “Girlfriend” + His Upcoming New Album

    Matt Wardlaw
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    For the past few years, Matthew Sweet has been celebrating his classic ‘90s release Girlfriend with a series of full album performances. The shows which initially came about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album’s release proved that Girlfriend remains one of the more well-crafted releases from the decade. It holds up well, which as you probably know, is not something that always is the case when you’re listening back to albums past. It’s fun to look back, but now Sweet is beginning to take steps towards writing and recording his next album which is slated to be released in…
  • Live From The Cleveland Agora…

    Matt Wardlaw
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's Tuesday afternoon and I'm minutes away from phoning Matthew Sweet for an interview when I happen to hit Twitter on my phone and see a breaking story that Hank LoConti, longtime owner of the Cleveland Agora has just passed away at age 85. The news hit me like a ton of bricks because Hank was always a guy who was so full of life that it was hard to imagine that he could actually be gone. He was someone that when you met him, you would be surprised to find out how old he was, because he always looked at least a decade younger than he actually was. And yet he had been sick, battling lymphoma…
  • This Ain’t No Cheap Trick…

    Matt Wardlaw
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    I had the chance to speak with Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen for this week's issue of Scene. The band is in town Thursday night for a show at the Hard Rock Live. Check out Rick's thoughts on pizza and more right here. In that same issue, you'll also find a conversation with Rachel Bolan of Skid Row. The '80s metal dudes keep on rollin' and they'll be at the Cleveland Agora on Thursday night as well. So if you were looking for something to do Thursday evening, you've now got a couple of options!  
  • Continuing Journeys

    Matt Wardlaw
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    #98032918 / gettyimages.com I got a chance to speak with Journey guitarist Neal Schon for a piece that ran  in this week's edition of the Cleveland Scene prior to their upcoming show here in the area on Tuesday evening with Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power. As is often the case, writing that story sent me to the music stacks to pull out some Journey. I was going to Buffalo to see Blue Rodeo and wanted to load in some tunes for the car. It's funny, for a long time, there wasn't really a lot of live Journey available officially beyond the well known (and for many people, the essential)…
  • Chicago’s Robert Lamm On Winning Over The Critics, New Music + 47 Years Of Rock And Roll

    Matt Wardlaw
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Earlier this year I had a chance to speak with Robert Lamm, founding member of Chicago, the legendary "rock and roll band with horns." The veteran keyboardist/vocalist is always an engaging chat and on this particular occasion, there was plenty to talk about. The band had just performed on the Grammy Awards, melding the old school with the new during their performance with Robin Thicke. They had also just put the finishing touches on Now, their 36th release (which happens to be in stores now as you're reading this). According to Lamm, they've already got another album on the schedule, which…
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    Audio and Sound

  • Electric vs. Acoustic Instruments

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

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

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

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

    editor
    19 Jan 2014 | 9:35 am
    When choosing any kind of quality audio equipment, there is, of course, a number of features you need to keep your eye out for. Same goes for headphones. You can [...]
 
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    YouTube: Music

  • Hashtags: #AwkwardBreakUp

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hashtags: #AwkwardBreakUp In honor of the season finale of The Bachelorette, Jimmy reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #AwkwardBreakUp. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starri... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 355522 5491 ratings Time: 03:01 More in Comedy
  • Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster Jimmy challenges Kevin Hart to conquer his fear of roller coasters while they're hanging out at Universal Orlando Resort. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show S... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 14553828 100963 ratings Time: 04:20 More in Comedy
  • Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone Jimmy and Emma Stone square off in a lip sync battle and Emma shows she's not afraid of lightning fast lyrics. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jim... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 26541838 220968 ratings Time: 07:26 More in Comedy
  • One Direction - You & I

    OneDirectionVEVO
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    One Direction - You & I Pre-order the You & I single bundle including a remix from Liam Payne now! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/1DYouAndIPreOrder?IQID=ve Taken from the album Midnight Memories out now! Amazon: http://smar... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 68737945 1243243 ratings Time: 04:05 More in Music
  • Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

    EnriqueIglesiasVEVO
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona Enrique Iglesias wants to see you dance! Make a video inspired by his song "Bailando" (the English OR Spanish) versions and you could win tickets and get the VIP treatment on his SEX AND LOVE... From: EnriqueIglesiasVEVO Views: 212302877 826621 ratings Time: 04:47 More in Music
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    NewMusicBox

  • An Rx for Improvisation

    Jenny Undercofler
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Improvisation offers valuable educational applications and allows students to get their feet wet in the world of new music without being tied down to some of the technical challenges inherent in much modern repertoire.
  • James Lee III—Don’t Miss a Chance

    Molly Sheridan
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Whether inspired by history, Biblical texts, or purely sonic ideas, Baltimore-based composer James Lee III's music explores a landscape rich in color and rhythmic texture.
  • Charlie Haden (1937-2014)—One of the Greatest

    Carla Bley
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Death sucks, not for the person who dies—it's mostly a rational solution—but for the people who live on with the absence of a favorite living, breathing creature. There is a creepy scrawled note on my desk with “call Charlie” crossed off. For the past few years, we had been talking about making another Liberation Music Orchestra album.
  • Sounds Heard: Dan Becker—Fade

    Alexandra Gardner
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    This selection of chamber works composed between 1993 and 2008 suggest that Becker has an "on/off" switch resulting in either intensely energetic music, or in work of concentrated repose. There isn't a lot in-between, but clearly such extremes suit the composer.
  • Why “Don’t Play for Free” Is Not Enough

    Daphne Carr
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot about this over the last two weeks because I felt that this was an unrealistic route to change. Here are some reasons why I think that the statement isn’t sufficient to address the problem of unpaid gigs.
 
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Live Music Streams and Streaming

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

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

    traexs
    14 Jun 2014 | 9:59 am
    There are many crowd funding services serving the music scene already. This specialization again is refined by a number of new services, which have specialized in the financing of concerts. Mostly the idea is to sell tickets to ensure the success of an event. At first there is muzico. This is the latest of the […]
  • Online Radio with House and Techno Music

    traexs
    30 May 2014 | 9:06 am
    The online radio pure.fm exclusively plays electronic music of the rather progressive genres. This includes house and techno music, mainroom house, deep house and nudisco. All radio streams of the site are free and who always wants to hear the latest shows gets information by the schedule displaying the transmission times of the latest radio […]
  • Mobile Music Subscription Service

    traexs
    16 May 2014 | 6:56 am
    bloom starts as a pure mobile music subscription service. This means currently bloom is only available as an app and not for the computer. Like the other music subscription services bloom has a huge library of 22 million songs and tracks to choose from. Users may select their favorites and download these tracks on their […]
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    The Black Gospel Blog

  • Stellar Awards Telecast Taping Moves to Las Vegas for 2015

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Marks30th Anniversary Milestone with New Date and LocationIn Las Vegas, NevadaTelecast Taping Moves West to Las Vegas' Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015; Travel and Ticket Packages On Sale Beginning July 26FP/PR -- Chicago, IL -- The biggest night in Gospel music, The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone.   The show's producer announced today that the telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a new…
  • TBGB Pick of the Week: July 21, 2014

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    “I Believe”Dr. Marcus Cosby & the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Mass ChoirFrom the 2012 CD Oh to Be Kept By Jesus (Anniversary Edition)Available on Amazon.com“I Believe” is a robust, stadium-sized praise anthem and assertion of personal belief from the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir of Houston, Texas.  The orchestral flourishes come courtesy of the Nashville String Machine.The passionate song turns out to be the final recorded solo for the church’s music minister, the late Henry “Hanq” Neal.  A Fort Wayne, Indiana, native and former member of the…
  • Chanel - Trin-i-tee 5:7 According to Chanel

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    ChanelTrin-i-tee 5:7 According to ChanelObsidian Records (release date: June 17, 2014)By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogChanel’s solo debut, Trin-i-tee 5:7 According to Chanel, deserves the superlative “CD Most Likely to Be Released as Vinyl.”  The art design by Shamael Lataillade focuses on paisley-bracketed images of Chanel Haynes Schwartz and a record player so old it still bears the 16 speed.  The CD is deigned to look like a 45 rpm record, and indeed the songs, all with one word titles, are radio-sized and have the punchy drive of 1970s and 1980s soul hits. …
  • Andrea McClurkin-Mellini - Higher

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Andrea McClurkin-MelliniHigherCamdon Music (June 17, 2014)www.camdonmusic.comBy Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogSister of gospel star Pastor Donnie McClurkin, singer-songwriter Andrea McClurkin-Mellini is no newcomer to gospel music.  She was a member of the McClurkin Singers and a charter member of the New York Restoration Mass Choir.  She penned the title track to the family’s 2007 Gospocentric album, We Praise You.  Still, Higher represents her first full-length solo album, and it is an accomplished debut. “God Can,” written by Pastor Donnie, is the…
  • Birmingham Gospel Singers Bring Old Spirituals to a New Generation (WBHM - Your NPR News Station)

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Birmingham Gospel Singers Bring Old Spirituals to a New Generation (WBHM - Your NPR News Station)
 
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    Pample Moose Garcinia Cambogia

  • SOLUTION FOR LOSING WEIGHT, BURNING FAT AND INCREASING MUSCLE MASS: FORSKOLIN AND GARCINIA CAMBOGIA

    bryan
    28 Jun 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Forskolin (FS) is a compound found in the plant Plectranthus Barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). It has many uses. It is popular among people interested in health, fitness, and bodybuilding. It is frequently used with Garcinia Cambogia to lose weight, reduce body fat, and to increase muscle mass. Forskolin (FS): FS is used for treating a variety of health conditions, such as heart disorders, IE… high blood pressure, angina, and heart failure, as well as respiratory disorders, such as asthma and COPD. It is also used to treat allergies, eczema, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), blood…
  • Keeping Weight Off With Herbal Supplements

    bryan
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    In an outstanding I will be going to looking at something with this increasing a problem for final trying the Dukan program. It can be disheartening to be on a weight loss program you think isn’t working. If this could sign up for you, then read within. Yoga is superb for shape and is pointed in order to raise blood air degrees while enabling your blood to flow more openly with your body. If you take Amazon best garcinia cambogia and do Yoga, you will slim down, along with probably are couple of years for any life along the way! Some doctors even use garcinia extract as the laxative…
  • Learn How To Lose Weight With Extreme Weight Reduction Coach Chris Powell

    bryan
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:12 am
    For example, I love donuts. The times in lifestyle when I just could not say “no” to themselves. I would wind up binging to them + I should eat 3 to 4 donuts easily at a lot of. Rule #8 Unless you might be embarking on induction phase of the Atkins diet -which some may argue is particularly controversial diet- know not all carbohydrates are unpleasant. Carbohydrates are used as fuel, and when you thinking about being capable of maintaining healthy variety of energy, you will need them. Now of course there are what might be considered dr oz bad carbs, like sugary snacks, white…
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    bryan
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Joseph Fat Joe Cartagena is a rapper who everyone can relate to when it will come to sound. The hip hop entertainer has seen his time with the charts and the fans love him, but lately he is being famous for losing a hundred passengers pounds. Joseph Fat Joe Cartagena shared on Friday with CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he no longer has diabetes after taking off the weight. Soak home air cleaners . jujube or Indian plum leaves for hours. Strain the water morning and consume on a clear chair stomach. Will probably prove valuable in curing weight. Rule #5 Do not…
  • Five Hust-Mave Herbs for Healing Your Body and Mind

    Allison Daughtery
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Mental health and physical health are so closely intertwined that properly addressing the ailments identified in one often requires also addressing potentially unidentified ailments in the other. In many cases, the most effective way to restore optimal health to both body and mind is to supplement with adaptogenic and other herbs that help balance both systems simultaneously and naturally, without causing harmful side-effects. Here are five must-have herbs that may be exactly what your body needs to achieve optimal mental and physical health: 1) Turmeric. Turmeric, the primary active…
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  • Film: Desillusion Magazine & Nixon Present “Hotel Nowhere – Kamchatka”

    Morgan Witt
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    One of our favorite lifestyle brands (and neighbors here in San Diego), Nixon, organizes an annual surf contest in various remote locations around the globe. Previous trips have taken the group to the artic conditions of the Lofoten Islands, Norway, and the incredible landscapes of Iceland. Ten of the top European surfers invited to The […]
  • Music: Jungle Launch Debut Album With Official Video For “Time”

    Morgan Witt
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:49 pm
    British funk collective Jungle have unveiled another highly entertaining choreographed dance video in promotion of their recently released debut album of the same name. The latest is for their incredibly infectious tune, “Time.” Check out the band performing the tune at this year’s Glastonbury. This time around, Oliver Hadlee Pearch, who’s directed Jungle’s previous videos […]
  • Tech: Pioneer Unveils The PLX-1000 Professional Turntable

    Morgan Witt
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Pioneer is set to pick up where Technics left off when production of the legendary Technics SL-1200 turntable tragically ended. Although most club DJs made the transition to Pioneer’s CDJs in recent years, there has been a well documented resurgence in consumer consumption of music in vinyl format. Hence an increasing demand from ‘audio-files’ for […]
  • Music: Paradis Share Long Awaited New Single “Garde Le Pour Toi”

    Morgan Witt
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    It’s been a couple of years now since falling in love with French duo (Pierre Rousseau & Simon Meny) Paradis‘s “Hémisphère” EP. A little over a year ago the band escaped Parisian city life to hunker down near the mountains in the South of France to write a debut album after two well regarded EP’s. […]
  • Film: Dean Bradshaw & Dersu Rhodes Present “The Hat Maker”

    Morgan Witt
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Venice, California based hat maker Nick Fouquet‘s handcrafted pieces have been getting some serious air time of late. Pharrell Williams wore one of Fouquet’s custom hats on stage during the epic Grammy Awards performance with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers. Madonna also wore Nick Fouquet hat during her appearance on the show. Add a feature […]
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  • A much needed hiatus

    Peter Lee
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    One of the worst things a blogger can do is not post anything for days or months. Then after those months have passed, you see the obligatory "Sorry it's been so long since my last post! Things sure have sped by! I promise to do better!" And then...nothing.It becomes as empty and desolate as real estate in Detroit. This hiatus was not due to the fact that I was too busy, or forgot. This blog entered my head every day. But I had briefly lost the will to write. I have been working on a novel for almost 10 years. It was historical fictional / alternate history involving a real rock n roll band.
  • 30 Worst Taylor Swift Lyrics

    Peter Lee
    28 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Finding bad lyrics to Taylor Swift songs is like shooting fish in a barrel - it's easy, you end up with way too much to take home and it's a messy job. During my recent textual analysis of Swift's lyrics, I found a plethora of bad lines - some that made me laugh out loud, and some that made me cringe. She doesn't use a lot of different words, nor does she use various themes. In fact, a few appear over and over: She's always standing in the rain. People are always throwing rocks at her windows. She drives around with boys in the middle of the night, or argues with them in the middle of the…
  • Taylor Swift’s Lyrics: A Textual Analysis

    Peter Lee
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Taylor Swift has always been applauded for her songwriting - it's rare, especially in country music, for singers to actually write their own songs, especially at the tender age of 15. But now that Swift is 24, she has about a decade of songwriting experience. What does she write about? (Duh - ex-boyfriends) Has her songwriting improved? I undertook a quick textual analysis of her lyrics, complete with word clouds, to see what it is Swift actually writes about. Since Swift has released four albums, I divided the albums into a timeline of two albums each: 2006-2008, and 2010-2012, to measure…
  • Brainwashing My Kids: Is it Failing?

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

    Peter Lee
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago on Saturday - one of those morose anniversaries that make people reflect on his legacy and the sadness that accompanies any suicide. Think of the unwritten songs, the continued legacy that Nirvana could have continued to impress upon rock music. Few really know what despondency and depression fuel thoughts or attempts at suicide. Cobain was depressed, even though he was at the pinnacle of rock music. And we all lament his passing. But his legacy is waning. Even during his life, he spawned several copycat groups (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), and after his death, it…
 
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  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
  • The Real Truth About SEO Success

    Simon Ashton
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s be honest, on the ladder of trustworthiness, search engine consultants fall somewhere between lawyers and members of Congress. But nobody seeks us out at parties for our stories or makes Netflix shows set in the world of SEO. No, instead you have two choices when it comes to SEO. You’re either the nerdy Poindexter, sitting alone at his computer, muttering about meta descriptions and H1 tags, or worse, a snake oil salesman, promising the world that if you’ll just spend thousands of dollars on some magic formula that never quite seems to be finished, you’ll win the Internet.
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Food Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    By Eleanor Pierce One of the things I find most exciting about this time of year is farmer’s markets. See, I live in Central Oregon, where the High Desert climate limits the growing season, so these open air markets are really a summertime affair. And from the first local strawberries to the last of the summer corn, they just make me happy. And honestly, so do some of the other not-so-healthy foods of summer, from snow cones to burgers and brats. I guess I’m just an incorrigible foodie. So naturally, while I was rounding up a few of my favorite news items for this week’s FeedBlitz:…
  • Social Media Crisis: Stand Up to Your Critics

    Ann Marie van den Hurk
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Ann Marie van den Hurk When Honey Maid released an ad touting their #thisiswholesome campaign in mid-March 2014, they joined other brands such as Cheerios and Chevrolet in showing the diversity of American families today. They also joined those brands in having to manage a social media crisis. These brands are reflecting the changing face of American families. Families which no longer resemble the ideal put forth in Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving paintings. In a New York Times article from the fall of 2013, it was pointed out that, “Families are more ethnically, racially,…
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  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
  • The Real Truth About SEO Success

    Simon Ashton
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s be honest, on the ladder of trustworthiness, search engine consultants fall somewhere between lawyers and members of Congress. But nobody seeks us out at parties for our stories or makes Netflix shows set in the world of SEO. No, instead you have two choices when it comes to SEO. You’re either the nerdy Poindexter, sitting alone at his computer, muttering about meta descriptions and H1 tags, or worse, a snake oil salesman, promising the world that if you’ll just spend thousands of dollars on some magic formula that never quite seems to be finished, you’ll win the Internet.
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Food Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    By Eleanor Pierce One of the things I find most exciting about this time of year is farmer’s markets. See, I live in Central Oregon, where the High Desert climate limits the growing season, so these open air markets are really a summertime affair. And from the first local strawberries to the last of the summer corn, they just make me happy. And honestly, so do some of the other not-so-healthy foods of summer, from snow cones to burgers and brats. I guess I’m just an incorrigible foodie. So naturally, while I was rounding up a few of my favorite news items for this week’s FeedBlitz:…
  • Social Media Crisis: Stand Up to Your Critics

    Ann Marie van den Hurk
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Ann Marie van den Hurk When Honey Maid released an ad touting their #thisiswholesome campaign in mid-March 2014, they joined other brands such as Cheerios and Chevrolet in showing the diversity of American families today. They also joined those brands in having to manage a social media crisis. These brands are reflecting the changing face of American families. Families which no longer resemble the ideal put forth in Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving paintings. In a New York Times article from the fall of 2013, it was pointed out that, “Families are more ethnically, racially,…
 
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  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
  • Joint Cafe + Workspace in Bangkok

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Working in a shared space - in a café or a rented-by-the-hour office - is nothing new, but sometimes a concept pops up that is worth a second look. Now into its third week of life, Joint Café + Workspace in Bangkok stands out in its whiteness. We will not speculate on what it will look like after a few months of coffee spills and foot traffic, but for now, it appears inviting like a new notebook, all ready to be filled with people, ideas and inspiration. The space, designed by Thailand’s 56th Studio, is located on the 12th floor of the Asia Hotel’s car park building.
  • 800 m2 Office In An Old Cable Factory - Poland

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are now officially suffering from office envy and the object of our feelings is located in Poland, in a former cable factory in Zabłocie, a post-industrial district in Kraków. It was designed for the web technology consulting firm u2i by architect and urban planner Justyna Friedberg of Kraków-based Morpho Studio. The obvious breathing room – so often lacking in offices – is clearly evident here. White, ash wood, natural light. Somehow we can imagine thoughts flying freer in a space like this, with this much openness and light.   The real gem of the 800…
  • Luke Shadbolt Ocean Photographs - Purchase Here

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Do you really think there is an interior environment that wouldn’t be made more beautiful, more tranquil, more cool with the addition of a peaceful image of ocean scenery? We don’t think so. Without a doubt, the cure for the visual noise and image overload in our lives comes in the form of a stunning photograph by Luke Shadbolt of the central coast of NSW in Australia. The picture seem like an oil painting, but it is in reality an expertly composed photograph. Imagine a quiet beach, a soft morning breeze on your skin, the scent of the ocean, the sound of the soft waves. This image…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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  • RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    RocKorea Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock June 4-5 2011 Seoul, Korea-May 11, 2011-International recording artist Lance Reegan-Diehl and his eclectic company DEELEEBOB Entertainment with Softindustry Development, will be kicking off RocKorea, Midan City Concert - A Tribute To Indie Rock on June 4, 2011. The concert will feature acts from Seoul and the surrounding area, it will run all day and night into the following morning. Midan City will be the biggest international Indie rock show of 2011 in Korea.   The area is gearing up for one of the longest live Saturday night…
  • Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album Suite Emotions

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album “Suite Emotions”   New Orleans, LA –September 29, 2010-On October 5th, 2010 rock guitarist Dean Shoultz is set to release his second solo album Suite Emotions on his new label Taylor-Jordan Entertainment.  In addition Dean will deliver 5 Tracks from his new album Free of Charge just by joining his mailing list at www.deanshoultz.com   “Dean Shoultz is a rock guitarist, who can tear up the fret board - yet his musical compositions transcend a single instrument or style.  To…
  • Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Michigan Rockers Black Note Graffiti Release Self-Titled Indie Album Ann Arbor, Michigan-November 12, 2013-Black Note Graffiti is made up music veterans Rick Ortiz on vocals and guitar, Adam Nine bass guitar, Kurt Keller percussion and Kris Keller guitar and vocals. Previous incarnations of the band include Krescent 4 however Ortiz is the most recent addition to the lineup. The Michigan based rockers recently released Volume 1 of their new project. They recorded 20 tracks and decided to split it up into two volumes. BNG is proud of the new recording and it is their first self-produced…
  • Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Ed Maly Keeps On Rolling With New Hot Texas Tunes Release Fountain of Youth   Sugar Land, Texas-January 18, 2011-Ed Maly’s personality comes shining through again on his eighth and latest album Fountain of Youth. The title of the CD is perfect for Maly and his down to earth blues rock.   Maly offers up 20 tracks of warm, humorous and inviting blues rock on Fountain of Youth. The artist is hard not to like because of his homegrown Sugar Land style and approach.   Once again the new recording is released on Maly’s Hot Texas Tunes and it features Maly’s band…
  • Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Lance Reegan-Diehl Introduces The Player Signature Swing Guitar Line Seoul-Korea-October, 8-2013-When Lance Reegan-Diehl met the owner of Swing Guitars a partnership was born. Lance was asked to provide a design of a guitar that he would like to play. After his many experiences modifying guitars he found it natural to sit down and sketch out some designs. The end result was a newly designed Swing Guitars and Lance’s own signature line. The guitar players role as a firmly established studio and live player in both Korea, Japan and in Asia, has positioned the artist to be very visible.It…
 
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  • NE and AR Jake Owen Pre-Sales

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the dates below startingTOMORROW - July 15th at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an activejakeowen.netFan Club account. Not an active jakeowen.net Fan Club Member?Sign up nowand dont miss out on its benefits! Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour dates: Sept. 11, 2014 - Fayetteville, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion Oct. 18, 2014 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena For a complete list of tour dates, visit theEvents Page. From www.jakeowen.net
  • JAKE OWEN TO BEACH IT ON NBC’S TODAY SHOW MONDAY

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Dont miss Jake this coming Monday, July 14th on the Today Show! The chart-topping singer will be performing his gold-certified, #1 Party Anthem ,"which marks his fifth #1 single at Country radio and fastest selling hit to date, along with fan-favorite Life of the Party. Both songs are featured on the talented singers latest album DAYS OF GOLD (RCA Nashville), produced by Joey Moi. To watch, tune in to NBCs Today Show this Monday, July 14 at 8am. From www.jakeowen.net
  • JAKE OWEN IS “BEACHIN’” AT THE TOP OF THE COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    NASHVILLE, TN (July 7, 2014) Hot country starJake Owenbrought the ultimate beach party to a new level this week with his GOLD-certified smash landing at the #1 spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. The infectious party anthem marks Jakes fifth #1 single at Country radio and fastest selling hit to date. is from the talented singers latest albumDAYS OF GOLD(RCA Nashville) produced by Joey Moi, which also includes the lively fan-favorite Days of Gold. In celebration of the golden times of summer, fans can post their photos and videos on Instagram or Twitter with…
  • 4th Of July Freedom Sale!

    3 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Hey Jake fans! Its 4th of July weekend, and Jake wants to help you get beachin. For this weekend only, get 25% off everything in the Jake Owen Store (excludes memberships). Also, spend $75 on your order and it ships for free (domestic only)! Dont miss out! Head over to the store and get your Jake Owen merch today! From www.jakeowen.net
  • Georgia & Missouri Jake Owen Fan Club Pre-Sales!

    23 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the dates below starting Tuesday, June 24th at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active jakeowen.net Fan Club account. Not a member? Join Today Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour dates: 9/6 Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena 9/18 Cape Girardeau, MO @ Show Me Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From www.jakeowen.net
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  • Jennifer’s “It’s Your World” Featuring R. Kelly Available Now

    rmgtarek
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Jennifer’s brand new single “It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly is available now! Let’s get the party started by downloading your copy on iTunes or Amazon today. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Listen To Jennifer’s “It’s Your World” Featuring R. Kelly

    rmgtarek
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Did you miss the premiere of Jennifer’s new track “It’s Your World” at the BET Awards? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Hear the full version featuring R. Kelly below! Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Exclusive First Listen!

    rmgtarek
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Take a listen to exclusive snippets from Jennifer’s upcoming album including “Dangerous”, “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” & “It’s Your World” right here! Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Watch Jennifer Hudson’s BET Awards Performance

    rmgtarek
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Jennifer worked it last night during her BET Award performance! In case you missed her perform “Walk It Out” and debut her brand new track “It’s Your World” watch her live in action below. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
  • Tune In to The BET Awards This Sunday

    rmgtarek
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:05 am
    Set those DVR’s to tune into the BET Awards this Sunday night, June 29th at 8PM EST on BET to watch Jennifer perform live and find out if Jennifer is taking home the “Centric Award” for “I Can’t Describe” featuring T.I.! Shazam Jennifer’s performance to hear the official song, featuring another Chi town legend and unlock exclusive content. See Jennifer perform live on the BET Experience stage after the show with Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz! Get tickets HERE. Spotlight Settings Feature In Frontpage Spotlight:  No read more
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  • The 9 Best Animal and Music Videos

    Viola da Voce
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Today, I watched an adorable video of  a guy playfully using his cat as a mute for his euphonium. As a musician and an animal lover, I’m a sucker for videos like these. It inspired me to search for even more videos of animals enjoying and making music. Here are the nine best videos I […]
  • 2Cellos Plays Mumford and Sons By a Croatian Waterfall

    Viola da Voce
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    2Cellos (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser) has just released a cover of Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait”. The duo filmed the video on a bridge in front of some spectacular waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Check out the gorgeous music and breathtaking scenery below.
  • Breakdancing and Bach Blend for Bombastic Performance

    Viola da Voce
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    When you think of J.S. Bach, you probably wouldn’t imagine a troupe of breakdancers dancing to his music. But that unlikely combination is exactly what audiences got to witness at the Red Bull Flying Bach performances this past weekend at the Civic Opera House. Contrapuntist and I attended the Sunday, June 22 performance, and  the […]
  • The 5 Worst Airline Fails against Musicians

    Viola da Voce
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall of the ensemble Time for Three recently made headlines when US Airways denied them access to the plane because the musicians refused to stow their violins in the hold at the request of the staff.  De Pue and Kendall fought back with a video which to date has […]
  • COT’s ‘Clever One’ and ‘Emperor of Atlantis’ Balance Fantasy and the Grotesque

    Viola da Voce
    3 Jun 2014 | 3:41 pm
    All authentic fairytales balance the fantastic with the grotesque. Chicago Opera Theater‘s current double-bill of German one-act operas, Victor Ullman’s The Emperor of Atlantis and Carl Orff’s The Clever One, are no exception. Both works, written in 1943, satirize oppression and dictatorship from vastly different points of view. Ullman wrote Emperor during his imprisonment at […]
 
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  • How to Make Good Friends After College

    bethanymcilrath
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    A few tips on how to form thriving friendships after graduation. When we’re younger, friendship comes naturally. We have school friends, club friends, church friends, family friends, etc. The relationships we develop in our youth are usually fairly straightforward. Then we grow up, and our friendships do, too. Our friends move on. We move cities and get jobs. We have less free time than we did in college.
  • Map Shows America’s ‘Happiest’ and ‘Unhappiest’ Cities

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research recently unveiled their “Unhappy Cities” study which compiles survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about life satisfaction across America, and evidently, those Duck Dynasty dudes are onto something. For the surveys, the CDC asked residents around the country to self-report their own levels of overall life satisfaction, then adjusted the results for income, age, race and gender. When the results were calculated, the state of Louisiana was home to the top five happiest cities in the country, with Lafayette, leading the…
  • ‘Bibliotheca’ Project Seeks to Redesign the Bible as a Work of ‘Great Literary Art’

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Book designer Adam Greene wants to turn the modern, printed Bible into a visually beautiful, easy-to-read, redesigned work of art. Greene’s Kickstarter has raised more than $750,000 for the intensive project that—by drawing inspiration from the dimensions of the Ark of the Covenant—turns the Bible into a re-organized, four volume series, each the size of a contemporary novel. As he explains, the vision of the Bibliotheca project is taken from the history of scripture: The literature of the Bible was experienced by its ancient audiences as pure literary art—written or oral—with none…
  • Prisoner's Lethal Injection Execution Lasted Nearly Two Hours

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Yesterday in Arizona, convicted double-murderer Joseph Wood “gasped and snorted” throughout an execution that lasted nearly two hours. Leading up to the lethal injection, Wood’s attorney had attempted to have it stayed because prison officials would not reveal where they acquired the combination of drugs used. Ultimately, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have stopped the execution. Many drug companies do not want the association with capital punishment, and prisons are, in turn, increasingly hesitant to reveal their drug suppliers. Arizona had never…
  • Here’s What a Real-Life Darth Vadar Car Looks Like

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hot Wheels toymaker Mattel has just unveiled what’s possibly the world’s most villainous sports car. The modified Corvette—that is inspired by Darth Vadar’s sinister looking helmet and was made with the help of the Star Wars team—will also be made into a series of toys. Unfortunately, the actual car won’t be sold, and if you want to see it in person, you’ll have to a make a trip to Comic-Con ...
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  • The philosophy of great customer service

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

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

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

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

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

  • Good Party Songs Over 1000 Listed

    DJ White Hawk
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over 1000 good party songs listed! Well worth checking it out. These are not all top but they’re for sure “feel good party songs”. This is a very long list, so it’s in the alphabetic order. This was sent to me in a comment and it was really too long, so I checked it out more(...) The post Good Party Songs Over 1000 Listed appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top DJ Forums List

    DJ White Hawk
    12 May 2014 | 12:47 am
      Feeling lonely as a DJ? Come and join some of these DJ forums. Communities on a global scale, you’re bound to find some good stuff for DJs. And contribute too. Lots of DJ tips and tricks can be found. Remixes too! From other DJs. Honest reviews on the latest DJ equipment by DJs.  (...) The post Top DJ Forums List appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top 100 Trance Songs 2014 List

    DJ White Hawk
    3 May 2014 | 5:39 am
      The Top 100 Trance Songs 2014 List is compiled by DJ W.H, and it’s a work in progress  EDM trance playlist with updates. You can download most of these tracks from Beatport. And also if you scroll down you’ll find a link to a YouTube playlist, where you can check the sounds out. Enjoy!(...) The post Top 100 Trance Songs 2014 List appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top House Songs 2014 | EDM Track List

    DJ White Hawk
    28 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
      The Top House Songs 2014 is work in progress track list. Beef up your house music library and have a good sized selection of EDM tracks. Most of these can be found at Beatport or Soundcloud for downloading. Okay let’s hit the list!   (image creator Danilo Rizzuti) / FreeDigitalPhotos.net     Top House Songs(...) The post Top House Songs 2014 | EDM Track List appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • 12 Helpful Tips For A DJ Beginner

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

  • 2014 iHeartRadio Festival Lineup Announced: Taylor Swift, One Direction, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Paramore, Calvin Harris and More

    Jayvee
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Credit: Getty Images via iHeartRadio   The official lineup for the fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival has just been announced and (as we’ve come to expect) features the biggest names and current chart toppers in pop music including: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Paramore, Lorde, Eric Church, and Calvin Harris, among others. Festival organizers are also promising surprise guests at the event, which will take place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on September 19th and 20th. And also always, lineups are subject to…
  • Maroon 5 Announces New Album “V” and Releases Official Cover Art and Tracklist

    Jayvee
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Maroon 5 has released the official tracklist and cover art for their upcoming fifth studio album titled V. The album, which features their latest single “#Mpaps,” is due out on September 2nd via 222 Records / Interscope. According to press materials, V brings the band back to its home as it features the return of original keyboardist Jesse Carmichael after a two-year hiatus alongside frontman Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer/percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton. The 11-track album and 3 “B-sides” feature production…
  • First Listen: Singer-Songwriter Blake Mills Releases “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” Featuring Fiona Apple and Jon Brion

    Jayvee
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Renowned guitarist, songwriter, and producer Blake Mills has premiered two new songs: “If I’m Unworthy” and “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me,” featuring Fiona Apple and Jon Brion.  Both songs have been floating around for well over a year as Mills performed them live with Fiona Apple during their 2013 collaborative: “Anything We Want Tour,” so it’s exciting to finally hear the studio versions of both. “If I’m Unworthy” features sparse instrumentation that smacks against Mills’ raw vocals. What impresses with this…
  • Video: Singer-Songwriter Hozier Covers “1 Thing” By Amerie and Releases New Single/Music Video “Sedated”

    Jayvee
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Credit: Hozier Facebook   Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has followed up “Take Me to Church,” the title track to his 2013 EP, with the release of new single and music video for “Sedated.” While promoting “Sedated” internationally, Hozier dropped an unexpected cover of Amerie’s 2005 single “1 Thing” during a recent appearance on London’s Transmitter music channel. It’s a must hear for sure as the Irishman puts his unique spin on the R&B hit. Hozier is set to return to the U.S. this fall with a new string of tour dates…
  • Video: Bleachers Perform “I Wanna Get Better” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

    Jayvee
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Bleachers, the new project from Jack Antonoff of fun., recently stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform lead single, “I Wanna Get Better.” The single appears on Bleachers’ full-length debut album, Strange Desire, which is out now. The 11-track album also includes already released single “Shadow” as well as featured collaborations with Yoko Ono and Grimes. Bleachers are currently on the road in support of Strange Desire and will play select cities and festivals across the U.S. through October. The tour currently boasts 22-show dates, but there’s a…
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    As The World Spins

  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (July)

    DJ Hotsauce
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    It’s been a busy past 2 weeks so I’m just now getting around to uploading this month edition of my radio mix show for German station Puls. Below you can stream the full 2 hour set of my show which comes on every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm at www.deinpuls.de
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (June)

    DJ Hotsauce
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:46 am
    Like each and every month you can now stream my 2 hour radio mix set for German station Puls. The show comes on every first Saturday of each month at 10 pm. You can tune in live at www.deinpuls.de
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL tonight @ The Earl

    DJ Hotsauce
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Red Bull Sound Select returns to the ATL tonight, June 12th @The Earl in East Atlanta Village. Tonight will be showcasing Jeff The Brotherhood, Turf War and Small Reactions. Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term initiative celebrating local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, passionate fans, and tastemakers who shape the scene. Every month, Red Bull collaborates with local curators to promote emerging talent by teaming them up with prominent artists. The resulting showcase blends genres breaks the music industry mold by bringing exposure to those who deserve…
  • SUMMERSHOT Beach Open Air Mixtape

    DJ Hotsauce
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:13 am
    On July 26th I will be playing the “Summershot Beach Open Air” in Bodman in the Bodensee area in Germany. To build up the hype leading up to the event me and the fellow DJ’s completing the lineup joined forces and put together this mixtape podcast for you guys. Listen to the whole mix below and check out more details on the SUMMERSHOT Beach Open Air here.
  • ShowMeYourShoes.de Launch Party – May 31st

    DJ Hotsauce
    31 May 2014 | 5:08 am
    Catch me at the ShowMeYourShoes.de launch party tonight, May 31st here in Munich, Germany and don’t forget to check out the sneaker art exhibit starting at 7pm.
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    piranha bay

  • There will come a day when we attain representation and fair treatment as a rule rather than an...

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    There will come a day when we attain representation and fair treatment as a rule rather than an exception, but until then, we need to let our peers know when and where they will be safe and appreciated. If tech wants to continue to advance scientifically and economically at its historical rate, it will need to advance culturally first. We are supposed to be the cutting edge, after all. "Females" in Open Source A series of really well written articles in this Model View Culture issue on Open Source. Super excited about this magazine, and so happy it is happening. 
  • "98% of people have strong, unconcious biases. The other 2% are lying."

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    “98% of people have strong, unconcious biases. The other 2% are lying.” - Refactoring the Mirrortocracy
  • "Israelis in Sderot recently gathered with popcorn and plastic chairs to cheer missile bombardments..."

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    “Israelis in Sderot recently gathered with popcorn and plastic chairs to cheer missile bombardments across the border. In the divide between the world of order and the world of disorder, it seems, there are plenty of disorders to go around.” - Burn Before Reading (on Thomas Friedman and Israel), The Jacobian
  • Buy / Rent Calculator

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Buy / Rent Calculator: Take a second look at whether you really want to buy a home, and when it actually becomes beneficial to do so.  This is a beautiful and useful visualization, that makes you think twice about what many people consider The American Dream.
  • "The truth is, one of the problems in talking about this stuff is that saying “women and men are the..."

    28 Jun 2014 | 4:13 am
    “The truth is, one of the problems in talking about this stuff is that saying “women and men are the same” is not the same as saying “women and men are equal.” Equality is not predicated on absolute likeness, nor should it be. Asserting that women and men are equal speaks to there being no fundamental differences between their capacities to learn and achieve, to their deserving the same pay for the same work and the same right to vote and the same opportunities. Women and men don’t have to be the same to achieve equality, and they are not. We’re different—and there’s nothing…
 
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • Why Weird Al Yankovic, the Anti-Troll, Is More Relevant Than Ever

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    When it comes to chronicling pop music trends, Weird Al is as dependable as Now That’s What I Call Music! compilations. Every few years, Yankovic offers up new parodies that pack a light enough punch that even grandmothers and children under the age of ten can appreciate the humor. But it was not until this week, 31 years and 14 albums into his career, that Weird Al scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. As even casual followers of chart history know, an album reaching No. 1 has as much to do with its competitors during its debut week as it does with the LP’s…
  • Watch Weezer Perform “Back to the Shack” on “The Tonight Show”

    Jillian Mapes
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Earlier this week, Weezer released a nostalgic new single, “Back to the Shack.” In quite the tidy manner, the SoCal quartet hit the Tonight Show yesterday to give “Back to the Shack” its TV debut. Frontman Rivers Cuomo is never going to let fans forget about his KISS obsession, so the Ace Frehley bobblehead that makes an appearance feels very appropriate. “Back to the Shack” is off Weezer’s forthcoming ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, out September 30.
  • Is Pornhub the New iTunes? Links You Need to See

    Moze Halperin
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    While Coolio signs a deal to release all his music through Pornhub – and in return gets to use the resources of Pornhub’s female “talent” – Pharrell releases a video “empowering” women… by having them dance for him. Those items and more, in today’s links! Have you ever tried to watch a music video, and porn pops up out of nowhere? Like (slightly hotter versions of) New York cockroaches, porn lurks in every crevice the web. Leave it to cultural revolutionary Coolio to turn the norm on its head: now, while you’re trying to watch porn in…
  • Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

    Moze Halperin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. “Lucy” by Helium One pleasant side effect of hearing/seeing the ad for Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy everywhere I go: I get the excellent Helium b-side “Lucy” in my head. Mary Timony, fresh off Wild Flag and busy with Ex Hex these days,…
  • 20 Underrated Pop Albums From the Last 20 Years

    Jillian Mapes
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    By its very nature, pop is the least underrated genre of music — if you define underrated-ness by commercial success alone. Sure, a pop star may not live up to sales projections and be dubbed a flop for selling hundreds of thousands of copies, but there’s also the critical side of this specific coin. Many well-performing pop albums — in comparison to their lauded lead singles — get no critical love upon release and little consideration for the pop canon down the line, despite being embraced by the music-buying masses (see: Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne). Of course,…
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • 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…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - July 13, 2014

    Melvin AhChing
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    First Aid Kit and "My Silver Lining" acoustic version.First Aid Kit Captures the #1 SpotMel's Weekly Top 20 - July 13, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 22 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 13 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 44 Riptide Vance Joy 55 Night Like This LP 96 Fever The Black Keys 37 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 68 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 109 Try Colbie Caillat 1110 Paris Magic Man 1211 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz 1512 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 713 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 814 Maps Maroon 5 1915 I Love You (But I Hate Your…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 29, 2014 and July 6, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Catching up with Mel's Weekly Top 20....OneDirection Nudges Into the #1 SpotMel's Weekly Top 20Week of July 6, 2014.This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1 Love Runs Out OneRepublic 22 My Silver Lining First Aid Kit 33 Fever The Black Keys 14 Angel in Blue Jeans Train 105 Riptide Vance Joy 66 Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 47 Girls Chase Boys Ingrid Michaelson 58 Raging Fire Phillip Phillips 79 Night Like This LP 1310 A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay 1111 Try Colbie Caillat 1612 Paris Magic Man 1413 Me and My Broken Heart Rixton 814 All Of Me John Legend 915 Back To the Earth Jason Mraz…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 22, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    "Fever" Holds at #1 For a Second WeekThis WeekTitleArtistLast Week1Fever (2nd Week @ #1!)The Black Keys12Happy (From "Despicable Me 2")Pharrell Williams23Girls Chase BoysIngrid Michaelson44Love Runs OutOneRepublic85Raging FirePhillip Phillips36Me and My Broken HeartRixton77All Of MeJohn Legend58We Won't Go HomeThe Colourist69My Silver LiningFirst Aid Kit1910RiptideVance Joy1411A Sky Full of StarsColdplay1312Night Like ThisLP1513ParisMagic Man1714Mmm Yeah [feat. Pitbull]Austin Mahone915SaltBad Suns1016West CoastLana Del Rey1217Heaven KnowsThe Pretty Reckless2018Love Never Felt So…
  • Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 15, 2014.

    Melvin AhChing
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Black Keys Capture the #1 Spot with "Fever"This WeekTitleArtistLast Week1FeverThe Black Keys72HappyPharrell Williams13Raging FirePhillip Phillips34Girls Chase BoysIngrid Michaelson65All Of MeJohn Legend26We Won't Go HomeThe Colourist47Me and My Broken HeartRixton98Love Runs OutOneRepublic139Mmm Yeah [feat. Pitbull]Austin Mahone1010SaltBad Suns1211Love Never Felt So GoodMichael Jackson & Justin Timberlake1112West CoastLana Del Rey513A Sky Full of StarsColdplay1714RiptideVance Joy1615Night Like ThisLP1916Best Day of My LifeAmerican Authors817ParisMagic Man2018Says She Loves MeAer1419My…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - SOCIETY HAE

  • Seconds Out for the British Urban Film Festival Premiere of 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali'

    British Urban Film Festival
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The British Urban Film Festival has scored a major coup in its coverage of the event after securing the UK festival rights to screen the premiere of critically-acclaimed documentary 'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' in the opening weekend of September. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, #TrialsOfAli examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience as he found himself at the centre of America's controversies over race, religion, and war. #BUFF2014, supported by Channel 4, will premiere "The Trials of…
  • Learn How to play Pharrell Williams’ Happy – piano video tutorial part 1

    Ugo Onwutalu GradeMusicWorld.com
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Many people feel the need to play advanced, note-perfect versions of their favourite songs. After consulting with our subscribers and followers of Grade Music TV, we found out that simple tutorials of a song in it’s most basic form appeals more than learning fancy chords, quaver runs or complex rhythms that might have appeared in it. As such, our video tutorial of Pharrell William’s song ‘Happy’ is a far more simplified version of the video we made performing the piece a few months ago. As always, do let us know what you think and how you feel the tutorials could be improved. Regards…
  • Chelsea Davis Ft TY And Nieman Marcus - Voices

    Artist Notice
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:29 pm
    +Chelsea Davis releases new music featuring Lima, Ohio rappers TY, and Nieman Marcus titled "Voices." Dmkrecords of Russells Point, Ohio made the beat. Related articles Nieman Marcus Covers TWU Magazine Shots Fired At Lima, Ohio Rappers Nieman Marcus - 419 To The 662 LP Nieman Marcus Hosts The 'Art Of Fashion' Tonight!
  • British Urban Film Festival signs new rights deals through to 2017

    British Urban Film Festival
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The home of urban film coverage in the UK will continue to host its flagship event under a new rights deal which takes effect from July 2014 with the UK premiere of 'Music for Mandela' – marking the festival's return to free screenings for at least one day per year. BUFF will also screen 1 film season per year online, on-air and in cinemas having successfully launched the Spring Season in April 2013. The next season is scheduled for December 2014 with the launch of BUFF Africa Season in association with The Africa Channel UK. Today's announcement comes after months of negotiations with…
  • The City of Dallas Embraces African Fashions and Cultural Heritage

    Urban Fashion Network
    2 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    L to R: Publisher Tosan Aduayi, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs and Regina Onyeibe (The City of Dallas Africa liaison officer) On May 16th, 2014, the City of Dallas and Trendy Africa Magazine co-hosted the second Dallas International Fashion Event to spotlight global fashion and the cultural heritage of Africa, including a mix of Asian and European cultures. The event was a platform for international relations. Held at the Dallas City Performance Hall, the evenings lineup featured dancers, entertainers, dignitaries, and international fashion designers. L to R: Florence Ita Giwa, Senator of…
 
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • Doyle, Abomination Across the Nation

    Scotty2hotty
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    I spoke to Doyle recently and aside from being a super chill guy, what you get is that he is chomping at the bit to get out there, touring, playing and the adrenaline he gets from the fans. The project of Doyle was the brainchild of his along with his band mate and songwriting partner, vocalist Alex Story (Cancerslug).
  • Dead End Sky

    Scotty2hotty
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    There is a difference between joining a band and forming a band. A well-known mainstay in the L.A. music scene, Zemanek, has been involved either directly or indirectly with some huge names in the local, national and global metal scene from his work as the initial vocalist in 5FDP, to his direct connection with former band mates that include Matt Snell (5FDP, My Acumen)...
  • Blindfold the Devil

    Groovey
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Metal’s latest addition to national touring circuit Blindfold the Devil just finished a massive North American trek with Stitched Up Heart taking BtD’s brand of melodic thrash to the masses. The tour which was sponsored by Hollywood Music was a complete success for the band and their fans except when the band almost died horribly by launching into a several hundred foot ravine in their RV.
  • Glass Delirium Announce Concert of the Summer and Live Video Shoot on August 30th at the Gothic Theatre

    Editing Admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    It’s pure dynamic energy that will be captured in a live video shoot by DOMO Media Productions who are known for their work with Sumerian Records, Upon A Burning Body, Born of Osiris and many more.
  • Sleepaway Camp 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release Brings a Week of Celebratory Signings, Screenings, and Live Acoustic Performances by Deron Miller of CKY and Jonathan Tiersten of Sleepaway Camp

    Editing Admin
    27 May 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition of Sleepaway Camp is being released today by Scream Factory and with it comes four not to be missed events that include a screening, a signing and two separate musical performances by Jonathan Tiersten and Deron Miller of CKY and World Under Blood.
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    The Daily Swarm

  • Bobby Shmurda Isn't Good for Hip-Hop...

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    From Rap Rehab: While watching the video for “Hot N****” by Epic Records’ newest artist Bobby Shmurda, I could hear a voice in my head repeatedly cry out, “the music industry hates Black people.” Out of countless amazingly talented unsigned artists waiting for their big break, why would a record company sign yet another half-ass artist whose message is all about death, murder, guns, and more death? It couldn’t possibly be about all the money they project making off this Youtube one-hit wonder since the past couple of years have shown us that viral video stars like Trinidad James…
  • FKA Twigs: From Backup to Main Attraction...

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    From Pitchfork: FKA twigs, the 26-year-old singer and producer born Tahliah Barnett, paces around her Manhattan hotel room on an evening in late June, impatiently refreshing her email on her iPhone. The Londoner is waiting for Nabil Elderkin, the in-demand director behind videos like Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids” and Nicki Minaj’s “Lookin Ass”, to send her the final cut of the visual for her new single “Two Weeks”. While recording her upcoming debut album, LP1, Barnett inched toward artistic autonomy, teaching herself how to use the software necessary to produce or co-produce many…
  • Flying Lotus Announces Next Album, 'You're Dead!'...

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Flying Lotus officially announced that his new album, You’re Dead!, will arrive October 7th in the U.S. and October 6th in the UK via Warp. The L.A.-based producer also let slip the dates of his upcoming tour. Via Pitchfork: 07-25 San Diego, CA – Casbah08-16 Mexico City, Mexico – Ceremonia Festival08-17 Somerset, WI – Summer Set Music Festival08-24 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest10-09 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre10-10 Miami, FL – III Points Festival10-11 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle10-12 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle10-13 Washington, DC…
  • Kendrick Lamar Has 40 Songs Ready for Next Album; Dr. Dre's In There, Too...

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    With the immense out-of-nowhere success of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, the world is wondering how rap’s new king would follow up the effort. Fear not, for Kendrick doesn’t slack off. In a new interview with Complex, the TDE artist revealed that he has around 30 to 40 songs recorded for his new album. And among them, there’ll be a few joints featuring production from Dr. Dre: Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As…
  • 700 Indies Band Together to Launch 'Fair Digital Deals' Campaign...

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Over 700 indie labels have joined forces to support a new initiative that would make the process of digital revenue and accounting much more transparent. Among the labels backing the new program are Domino, Sub Pop, Ninja Tune, the Beggars Group, which represents 4AD, Rough Trade, and Matador, and Secretly Canadian. Via Billboard Biz: Included within the ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ are five key points that signatories agree to abide by. They are: 1. Ensure that artists’ share of download and streaming revenues is clearly explained in recording agreements and royalty statements in…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Ze Frank: Are you human?

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts
  • More of the Crazy S**t People Search for on Google

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    via dailyinfographic
  • Carmela

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Sulky Boy~
  • Wander With Me

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Wander With Me is a nostalgic and youthful short film between two young mods in a run down working class seaside town. A town where trade, population and morale has dwindled, their relationship is stretched as the girl ponders it over at the water front. Directed by Jon E Price
  • meanwhile @ work

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • International Volunteer Series: Two Amazing Young Men Serve in Gumbo, South Sudan

    Olivia Elswick
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 02:38 a.m. DST, 23 July 2014 GUMBO, South Sudan — In this final installment of the International Volunteer Series, I invite you to get to know Michael Gotta and Patrick Sabol, friends from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, now living together in Gumbo, South Sudan after feeling called to […]
  • Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies

    Ayanna Nahmias
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has […]
  • Council Orders Indian Girl to be Raped as Punishment for Her Brother’s Crime

    Allyson Cartwright
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:58 p.m. DST, 15 July 2014 SWANG GULGULIA DHOURA, India — A 13-year-old girl in a rural Indian village was condemned to be raped by the head of her village as a punishment for her older brother. The girl’s brother, according to CNN, attempted to rape a married woman, […]
  • Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]
  • Meet Our Journalists

    Ayanna Nahmias
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias is the Editor-in-Chief. She is passionate about international affairs, geopolitics, and human rights and writes articles with an emphasis on women’s rights and child advocacy. She is working on her first novel and was interviewed about growing up in Africa as the daughter of a radical, Islamist expatriate on Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Click […]
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  • Hilary Duff Signs to RCA Records – New Single ‘Chasing The Sun’ coming July 29

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Hilary Duff  is back. She signed a record deal with RCA records. Written by Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves and Toby Gad, her new single “Chasing the Sun” will be releasing  at all digital music retailers July 29. The accompanying music video will premiere the same day on Vevo. Duff said in a statement via Billboard : “I couldn’t be more excited to join the RCA family. I love my team there and feel so lucky to be in the company of their talented artists. I came to them with my vision for the album and it has been a real labor of love, but something I am so proud of.
  • Shemar Moore to Return to ‘ The Young and the Restless’ for two Episodes

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Big News ! Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore will return to TV #1 Daytime Drama, The Young And The Restless, for a special two-day guest appearance,  Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Shemar Moore, who appeared as a series regular for 11 years (1994-2002 and 2004-2005), will reprise his role as the charismatic Malcolm Winters, a portrayal that earned him a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000. During his two-day return, Moore will reunite with longtime friend and…
  • Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall Series Premiere ROCKS DIY Network’s Ratings

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    DIY Network’s newest celebrity renovation series Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, which premiered with back-to-back episodes on Saturday, July 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, garnered a .21 P25-54 rating – a more than 100% increase over the same time period last year. The series features singer/songwriter Daryl Hall of the American musical duo Daryl Hall and John Oates – recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees – as he puts down his guitar and picks up a hammer to renovate a quaint 18th century home in Sherman, Conn. Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall attracted more…
  • Rise Against Debut Video for ‘I don’t Want To Be Here Anymore’

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Rise Against have debuted today the official video for their track ‘I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore‘. The song is taken from their 7th studio album The Black Market out on Interscope Records. The clip addresses the violence around the world and at home with some statistics. It speaks for itself. Congratulations to Rise Against who debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart sold around 53 000 copies of The Black Market in U.S. Buy “The Black Market”: http://smarturl.it/TheBlackMarket Purchase “I Don’t Want To Be Here…
  • Angus & Julia Stone Debut Grizzly Bear

    Sylvie Lesas
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Angus & Julia Stone  have debuted new track Grizzly Bear. The song is taken from their forthcoming and highly anticipated Rick Rubin produced album “Angus & Julia Stone” out August 1st (American Recordings/Republic Records). The melodious and up-tempo, Fleetwood Mac-esque track was written and recorded in California and was brought to life thanks to Rubin’s ears and direction in the studio. As described by Rubin himself, it is the Sydney-born, Californian based siblings own “poetic depth” that carries and makes this album and track so very special. Stream…
 
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Pitchfork Festival 2014 Photo Diary & Wrap-Up

    Abby Yemm
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Pitchfork Festival proved to be Christmas in July for us. It was one sweet, wild ride of a weekend (that felt more like fifteen minutes) of beautiful music, warm Goose Island beers, and fantastical people watching (sunflower prints, septum piercings and candy-colored hair all in heavy rotation). It was the coolest kids of the moment (Kendrick Lamar, Perfect Pussy, Avey Tare) meets the alt beauty queen “it” girls (St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Grimes) meets indie’s enigmatic legends (Neutral Milk Hotel, Slowdive, Beck). All photos by Charlie Shields. July 18th: Day One…
  • Single Serving: Blake Mills – Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me

    Josh Henderson
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Human beings make mistakes. That’s essentially the statement Blake Mills is making with the incredibly self-aware “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.” This is a beautifully written, impeccably produced and most of all, honest, folk record. And it certainly doesn’t suffer from having longtime collaborator Fiona Apple and musical mastermind Jon Brion helping out with vocals and instrumentation, respectively. Take a listen and get excited for his upcoming LP. Heigh Ho is out September 16th courtesy of Verve/Record Collection. Preorder the limited edition double LP here.
  • Single Serving: Phantogram – Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)

    Matthew Hickey
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Here’s a remix worth a few minutes of your time (or maybe even a few hours). Future Islands take Phantogram’s “Black Out Days” and give the tune a whole new profile with darkly-lit synths and a slinking bass line. The result is both soaring and mysterious. Take a listen. Phantogram is heading out on tour in support of their sophomore effort VOICES. You can see a full list of tour dates here. You can score a copy of VOICES on vinyl here.
  • Single Serving: Osca – Blood

    Bastien Rayno
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    London-based four-piece Osca return with a new and complete version of their infectious debut “Blood” produced by Mikko Gordon (Femme, Atoms For Peace). “It’s about feeling in limbo and holding-on in hope of reassurance” explains frontman Jack Kenworthy who wrote the track back in the Autumn of 2013. The track is scheduled to appear on a 4-track debut EP out very soon through the wonderful Duly Noted Records (The Night VI, Paperwhite, Black Honey). Take a listen below.
  • Single Serving: Spoon – Inside Out

    Matthew Hickey
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    We got a new Spoon jam for you this morning, but (fair warning) this isn’t the type of tune you’d normally expect from the band. It’s got a dreamy crystal palace-like vibe that glistens brightly with sparkling, feather-light harpsichord accents. In fact, the whole song would probably float away to the heavens if it wasn’t being held to the ground by a chugging rhythm to accompany frontman Britt Daniel as he sings, “there is intense gravity / I’m just your satellite / time’s gone inside out.” You can preorder They Want My Soul now in…
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  • Welcome Landr.com as our new MSI:HITLIST sponsors.

    Ian Husbands
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    All of us over in the MSI: Lab would like to welcome our new MSI:HITLIST sponsors, Landr by MixGenius from Montreal in Canada, and also congratulate them on recently winning the SXSW V2Venture Culture & Technologies Award for their innovative software. LANDR is the world’s first intelligent drag-and-drop instant mastering service which can help you sound […]
  • MSI: Episode 166 – Jimmy Star

    MSI Lab Tech
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This is episode 166 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Jimmy Star, host of The Jimmy Star Show and director of operations at Monarchy Records.
  • Song of the Week for 07-13-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    This is episode 166 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Jimmy Star, host of The Jimmy Star Show and director of operations at Monarchy Records. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Against The Wall by Kirby Howarth 2. Celebrate by Miss Money 3. Top Of The World by Saturn
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner July 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    This is the July 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. July 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Regulation Nine, Jakob22, Elcaset, The Breaches and Lemmon Tree.
  • MSI: Episode 165 – Leigh Heggarty

    MSI Lab Tech
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This is episode 165 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Leigh Heggarty, guitarist with the RutsDC.
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  • MONDO Batman ’66 Variant Screen Print by Martin Ansin

    Larry Fire
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    MONDO dropped a couple of fun surprise Batman Day releases tonight, including this awesome Batman 1966 variant screen print by Martin Ansin. Batman (1966) by Martin Ansin 24″x36″ screen print Limited to 175 pieces $75. It sold out immediately upon release
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D Arriving On Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on October 14 & Digital HD September 23rd

    Larry Fire
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    X-Men Unite! The only way to save the future is to go into the past. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you back in time to stop the end of the world with X-Men: Days of Future Past on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on October 14 and Digital HD September 23rd. Featuring a massive collaboration of legendary actors and the return of director Bryan Singer, “the very best [film] of the franchise since the first X-Men” comes to life in amazing fashion that you’ll have to see to believe (Stephen Rebello, Playboy). A heroic all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender,…
  • IDW Announces Orphan Black Comic Series

    Larry Fire
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black. “Orphan Black, in addition to being a captivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season has expanded the series in exciting new directions, that has only increased the amount of stories we’ll be able…
  • MONDO Announces 75 Years of Batman Gallery Show Opening On October 24, 2014

    Larry Fire
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    MONDO Gallery just announced a 75 Years of Batman Gallery show in Austin, Texas that will open on October 24, 2014 and run until November 15th. To whet your appetite MONDO will release this Joker print by Jason Edmiston at Comic Con this week. Follow @MondoNews for on sale info and more info about the upcoming Dark Knight themed gallery show! The Joker Artist: Jason Edmiston Edition of 225 18″ x 24″ $45
  • DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile

    Larry Fire
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Shown below is the DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile which will be sold this week by LEGO (booth 2829) for $39.99. Released in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Batman franchise, the LEGO set comes with the classic TV Batmobile with a 1960’s styled Batman and Robin minifig.
 
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  • Watch: Kiesza, ‘Hideaway’

    Dustin
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Kiesza recently stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman. In her network television debut, Kiesza performs the title track from her new EP, Hideaway. “Shooting the video seemed impossible,” Kiesza tells Rolling Stone. “I had less than three days to learn five completely new dance styles. Almost everyone told me that we couldn’t do… The post Watch: Kiesza, ‘Hideaway’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Lane 8, ‘I Got What You Need (Every Night)’ [feat. Bipolar Sunshine]

    Dustin
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Check out this track with Lane 8 and Bipolar Sunshine. Also, don’t miss Lane 8‘s collaboration with Lucy Stone. The post Lane 8, ‘I Got What You Need (Every Night)’ [feat. Bipolar Sunshine] appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: Imogen Heap, ‘Run-Time’

    Dustin
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Imogen Heap has released a new track off her forthcoming album Sparks, due out this fall. Imogen is also producing electronic gloves that allow people to interact with their computer remotely via hand gestures. Although the funding of the Mi.Mu Kickstarter campaign was unsuccessful, the Mi.Mu gloves still represent an exciting evolution in music composition.… The post Listen: Imogen Heap, ‘Run-Time’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: Goapele, ‘Hey Boy’

    Dustin
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Born Goapele Mohlabane in Oakland, CA, this singer grew up in a socially conscious and politically active family. At an early age, Goapele attended the Berkeley Arts Magnet School where she led a pre-teen peer support group. She also became involved in various groups and organizations that combated racism and sexism. Goapele latest single is… The post Listen: Goapele, ‘Hey Boy’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Priemere: Kiesza, ‘Giant In My Heart’

    Dustin
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Take a listen to the latest single from Calgary’s Kiesza. In January 2014, her other single, ‘Hideaway’ was released and soon after Kiesza moved to London. The track was recorded in just over an hour; just before Kiesza was due to get on a flight. The post Priemere: Kiesza, ‘Giant In My Heart’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
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  • #Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Greg Miller with “Call of Duty” @ William Turner Gallery Santa Monica this Saturday, July 26th

    David Alexander Willis
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Greg Miller – Pool Painting, 2014, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 48″x 60″ William Turner Gallery To view the digital catalog for Greg Miller – Call of Duty click here Greg Miller – First Kiss, 2014, Acrylic, Collage, Resin on Panel, 60″x 48″ From the release: “The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present Call of Duty, an exhibition of new paintings by Greg Miller. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short film by the artist, entitled, “The Pool.” Hollywood Film Noir references abound in this newest body of work from neo-pop…
  • #Art #Opening #LosAngeles – Japan Diaries: Formento & Formento Exhibition Opening This Thursday July 24th @ Fahey/Klein Gallery Los Angeles

    David Alexander Willis
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    FORMENTO & FORMENTO Japan Diaries July 24, 2014 through August 30, 2014 Reception for the Artists: Thursday, July 24, 7 – 9 p.m. From the release: “In the fall of 2013, Formento & Formento embarked on a journey through Japan to create their newest ongoing series, Japan Diaries. The highly staged and melodramatic images are inspired by theater, 1950′s Japanese cinema, the photographs of Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama, Edo woodblock prints, and the erotic imagery of Ero Guro paintings. As outside observers, the Formentos’ stylized images explore the…
  • Photo Gallery: Blacklickorish Latex @ Hive Gallery downtown Los Angeles

    David Alexander Willis
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Angel Dark in Blacklickorish Latex @ Hive Gallery Los Angeles Here are a few (impromptu, please keep that in mind) shots from a very interesting night of latex and naked clowns this last Saturday night at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. The gallery space has monthly group shows and a number of contemporary luminaries have shown work there over the years, so if you’re interested in picking up art from the superstars of tomorrow, you can find out more about upcoming events here. Contact Blacklickorish Latex designs here. Believe me, this is just the start of the imagery, you can…
  • #LosAngeles #Photography #Opening – June 28th @LethalAmounts w Paul Zone w ‘Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground’ book release @ Lethal Amounts Los Angeles

    David Alexander Willis
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:53 pm
    There are a couple punk rock photography shows coming up at the Lethal Amounts storefront in downtown Los Angeles. Edward Colver has “Idle Worship” with rare and unseen archival shots from the golden era of punk on July 26th, while this event from Paul Zone on Saturday, June 28th celebrates his new book, “Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground”. You can preview pages from the book here. p.s. #fbf – Here’s a pic of me taking a pic of Edward Colver taking a pic that Edward Colver made of Henry Rollins at the Annenberg.
  • #LosAngeles #Art #Opening – @BrandiMilne + Kazuki Takamatsu @coreyhelford Gallery Culver City June 14th + 21st

    David Alexander Willis
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:15 am
    I’ve covered Milne’s wonderfully imaginative works several times before, you can see that here. Takamatsu is one of my favorites, you have to see his monstrously sized works in person. The gradations he uses as ‘brush strokes’ so to speak are far more impressive to the eye when you’re not viewing them on a computer screen, the pieces are made almost luminescent. From the release: Two names — Brandi Milne and Kazuki Takamatsu, both Internationally collected artists with a huge popular following in LA. These exhibits promise to be the highlight of the art…
 
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  • VIDEO: Tim Godrey – Amen

    QuietNoise
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    NEA Award 2014 nominee for the best Gospel artiste of the year category, Tim Godfrey is here with the very first visual off his sophomore double album iWorship and The Audience Of One released last month. The video is of crisp and clear picture and it’s for the album’s leading single titled AMEN. The video was shot on a location in [...]
  • Mr Songz(Harrysongs) – Kolombo (Prod. By Amir)

    lalaboiy
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Mr. Songz does know how to make really good tunes.  Checkout this new song from the Five Star Music recording artiste, it’s titled ‘Kolombo’! Harrysong a.k.a Mr. Songz brings another hit titled ‘Kolombo’. The new single sees serious African percussions from Producer Amir accompanied by Harrysong’s impressive crooning and infectious lyrics. ‘#Kolombo’ is produced by Amir for [...]
  • Blink – Put My Hands On It

    QuietNoise
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Sydink8 Records presents Blink, he comes through with this new tune “Put My Hands On It” off his upcoming project “Live From Lagos”, this is a decent effort from him, the tune got my head bobbing Listen to Put My Hands On It and share your thoughts DOWNLOAD
  • KUSH X Flavour X Morell – Let’s Live Together | OST Half of a Yellow Sun

    Ovie O
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Great movie! I watched it over the weekend, and I enjoyed it. Catch it whenever you can. “HALF OF A YELLOW SUN OFFICIAL THEME SONG PREMIÈRES TONIGHT.Half of a Yellow Sun the movie is finally here! But before the long-anticipated movie is released next month, we present to you, the official theme song for the movie titled “Let’s [...]
  • B-T-S VIDEO: SHiiKANE – SugaKANE

    Ovie O
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Watch behind-the-scenes footage of UK-based Naija girl group, SHiiKANE on the set of their previously posted single SugarKANE, produced by P2J, and released via SHiiKANE‘s label Mama A Records. The video was produced by SHiiKANE and directed by @DirectorTeekay. Styled by @SHiiBrit Hair by @SignatureByDesign Makeup by @OtsBeauty Photography by @SignatureByDesign & @LaNur_MFT *O.O*
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  • New Music: Smokey Robinson and John Legend: “Quiet Storm”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    You might be saying, “Whaat! This classic didn’t need NO help!” And we might’ve agreed with you if Smokey Robinson hadn’t commissioned John Legend and blessed this remake. We also must admit that John Legend’s piano adds a lil’ flavor here. This track is featured on the forthcoming album Smokey & Friends. Smokey & Friends features duets from Smokey Robinson and other artists such as James Taylor, Sir Elton John, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, and Mary J. Blige, John Legend, John Mayer, Miguel, Aloe Blacc, JC Chasez, CeeLo,…
  • New Music: Chris Brown: “New Flame” Ft. Usher and Rick Ross

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Yes, you are still rocking with Grown Folks Music. At any time, any artist of any age and genre can make a record we like. Don’t know whose idea it was to put Chris and Usher together and bridge the gap a bit but this isn’t bad… until the guest rapper feature. It takes away from the fairly nice vocals from both Chris and Usher and the flow of the melody, but until that part… it works.
  • #Now Playing: Amy Winehouse: “You Know I’m No Good”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Remembering Amy Winehouse on the anniversary of her death.
  • #Now Playing: George Clinton: “Atomic Dog”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Happy Birthday to the Funkmaster George Clinton!
  • New Music: Malia – “Sunny Day”

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    22 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Great sound and song from Malia. “Sunny Day” is a track from Malia’s eponymous EP done in collaboration with The Internet. Looking to her quite a bit more from this artist. There’s a purity and richness of sound that pulls this listener’s ear in and beckons for more. Check it out and share!
 
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  • Kimbra Adds L.A. Show

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    We recently mentioned that the Australian songstress known as Kimbra would be performing down in Santa Ana for a show at the Observatory, but now we have info on a local Los Angeles date. Kimbra will also be headlining a show over at The Roxy Theatre on Thursday, October 23rd in support of her upcoming album The Golden Echo. Empress Of will also be on and to open for both of these shows.  Tickets for both of these Kimbra shows will be going sale starting on Friday, July 25th at 10am and will be going for $20.00 plus additional service fees. Secure your tickets through the links below and get…
  • The Rentals Schedule L.A. Show

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Rentals have a very special Los Angeles show in the works which will bring Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius - vocals), Ryen Slegr (Ozma - guitars), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet - strings) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys - drums) all on to one stage with Weezer’s Matt Sharp. You’ll be able to see The Rentals when they take the stage on Friday, September 5th at The Fonda Theatre. We strongly suggest you check out their single “Thought of Sound” below and get a tate of their upcoming album Lost In Alphaville. Tickets to see this stellar lineup at The…
  • SBTRKT Announces Tour & Two L.A. Shows

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    We’re looking forward to finally getting a new full length album from SBTRKT this year when he releases Wonder Where We Land this September. The London based producer also announced a huge North American tour which will bring him into Los Angeles or not just one but two nights at the Belsaco Theater on October 15th and 16th. You can check out SBTRKT's full tour schedule and his new single “New Dorp, New York” below. Tickets for both SBTRKT shows at the Belasco Theater will be going on sale starting on Thursday, July 31st at 10am through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices are set…
  • LIGHTS Announces Tour & L.A. Show

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    The lovely LIGHTS will be releasing her next album Little Machines this September and will be going out on a massive North American tour in support of the new record. The tour will bring LIGHTS into town for a headlining show on Tuesday, November 11th at The Fonda Theatre. You can check out her full tour schedule HERE. Get a taste of her new album and take a listen to LIGHTS’ new single “Up We Go” below. You’ll be able to get your tickets for LIGHTS at The Fonda Theatre when they go on sale starting on Friday, July 25th at 10am through AXS. Ticket prices are set at…
  • Shiny Toy Guns Coming To The Echoplex

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Shiny Toy Guns are heading back out on the road for one last tour in support of their 2012 album III, and Los Angeles is on the schedule for a show. They’ll be coming into town later on this summer for a show on Sunday, September 7th at the Echoplex. There’s no new music from Shiny Toy Guns just yet but there is a new remix of “Somewhere To Hide” which you can stream below. Tickets to check out Shiny Toy Guns over at the Echoplex will be going on sale starting on Friday, July 25th at 12 noon through Ticketfly. Ticket prices are set at $21.00 plus additional service…
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  • Becoming a Great Musician

    Rick Goetz
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    This interview was originally published in September 2012.   Danny Barnes is a banjo player and a songwriter who has been a working musician for over 30 years. Widely known as one of the world’s most innovative and versatile artists, he mixes non-traditional music like rock fusion and jazz with electronic percussion instruments, still rooted in the traditional bluegrass, country and folk music for which his instrument is known. A lifelong music “fanatic” in every sense of the word, he decided he would make a career in music at 10, when, deeply inspired by the many records his…
  • Music Piracy Plant, Garth Brooks and Fair Digital Deals Declaration News, July 20, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    The largest illegal music pressing plant in Europe was shut down by police. Also, the industry questioned whether Garth Brooks can successfully forge a comeback. And over 700 indie labels signed the new Fair Digital Deals Declaration.   Huge Illegal Music Plant Shut Down in Germany The biggest pressing plant for pirated music in Europe was shut down last week. According to the BBC, a “significant” amount of pirated CDs and vinyl records were taken by police. DVDs were also discovered and taken. An unnamed suspect is being investigated in the country’s southwest. Sales of physical…
  • Recording Studio Technology, Auto-Tune, and Linda Perry Project News, July 13, 2014

    Rick Goetz
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Experts reported that the next big music industry disruption will be in the recording studio. Also, The Huffington Post explored how auto-tune has really affected musicians. And producer Linda Perry discussed how fear has held artists back in the current climate.   Will Revolution Come to the Recording Studio? The Digital Age has brought disruption to the way music is consumed and distributed, and according to Tyler Hayes of Fast Company, music production is the next area that will change dramatically. Music creation software has been updated so that there are less expensive and more…
  • Crowdsourced Songwriting

    Rick Goetz
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Terry Derkach is a songwriter, producer, mixer and the co-founder of Hookist, a month-long songwriting event where established songwriters, music legends and rising stars collaborate with die-hard fans and musicians to build an original song together, line-by-line. With a music career spanning more than 20 years, Terry started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager. He officially got into the music business as an intern at Media Sound studios in New York City, where he fine-tuned his craft working with legendary producers and mixers including Bob Clearmountain, Kevin Killen and…
  • Digital Music Revenue, Streaming Music and SoundScan Mid-Year Industry Report, July 7, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    Business Insider reported that only one-third of revenue in the global music business comes from recorded music. Also, entertainment reporter and music fan Ted Gioia listed what consumers really want from their streaming music services. And Billboard summarized Nielsen SoundScan’s Mid-Year Music Industry Report.   Digital Music Still Transforming Revenue Sources A chart from music business analyst Mark Mulligan revealed that recorded music now makes up only 36% of musicians’ revenue stream, according to Business Insider. But overall music revenues have only gone down three percent.
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  • Brantley Gilbert And His Cheap Sweepstakes

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    23 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Brantley Gilbert And His Cheap Sweepstakes This fall is shaping up to be a big one for BG Nation. On Sept. 19, in Austin, Texas, Brantley Gilbert kicks off the second leg of his “Let It Ride Tour.”  His tour ends Dec. 6 with a show in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Highlights of his upcoming outing include Brantley Gilbert in Worchester on Sept. 27, Brantley Gilbert in St. Louis on Oct. 17, and Brantley Gilbert in Anaheim on Nov. 22. Opening for Gilbert will be (depending on the date) Aaron Lewis or Tyler Farr.  Lewis picks up the bulk of the work as he’s on the…
  • Will Legalization Of Marijuana Affect Artists Like Wiz Khalifa

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    21 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Will Legalization Of Marijuana Affect Artists Like Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa and his “Under the Influence of Music Tour” kicks off July 24 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  The 22-date trek ends Aug. 24 when Wiz Khalifa visits Irvine, California and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Taylor Gang members should look for Wiz Khalifa in Toronto on July 29, Wiz Khalifa in Mansfield on Aug. 2, and Wiz Khalifa in Tinley Park on Aug. 5. Khalifa is bringing along a bevy of talent including Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Sage the Gemini, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, IAMSU, and DJ Drama.  The…
  • The Australia Pink Floyd Show Touring As Real Pink Floyd Releases New Album

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    13 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The Australia Pink Floyd Show Touring As Real Pink Floyd Releases New Album In October, rock legends Pink Floyd will release their first album in two decades. News of a fresh opus came from a tweet by David Gilmour’s wife.  It was confirmed by one of the band’s backup singers, Durga McBroom-Hudson.  That’s not exactly Woodward and Bernstein but much more reliable than NBC News.  Either way, you’ll find mention of a new oeuvre on Pink Floyd’s Web site. The new album is being called The Endless River and will consist mostly of “ambient and…
  • 10 Rock Stars Who Wrote Broadway Musicals

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    12 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    10 Rock Stars Who Wrote Broadway Musicals Kinky Boots, the musical that came out of nowhere, is now on the verge of playing everywhere.  Well, it’s on the verge of playing in a lot of U.S. cities.  The musical’s first national tour begins Sept. 4. The Kinky Boots tour opens in Las Vegas at the Smith Center.  The Tony Award winner will be in Sin City through Sept. 14.  After that, the tour visit Tempe, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle. Los Angeles welcomes Kinky Boots to the Pantages Theatre from Nov. 11 to Nov. 30.  For those that really like to plan…
  • Trace Adkins Touring Despite Personal Struggles And Strife

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    10 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Trace Adkins Touring Despite Personal Struggles And Strife In a recent Clickitticket article, I waxed poetically about how performers feel more at home on the stage than anywhere else.  I wrote that in reference to Marc Anthony and his many girl troubles but the sentiment also applies to country music superstar Trace Adkins. "It's good to be back on the road. That's what we do. That's my life. I'd die if I'm not on the road." – Trace Adkins Trace Adkins and his band, the Sarepta Gentleman’s Club, returned to the road in early June.  Adkins and company will live out of…
 
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  • “Where can I find a book or website (really anyplace) that shows ABSOLUTELY every scale. for example….enigmatic, altered, neopolitan, hungarian, ukranian, phygrian.”

    Neal
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Question: Where can I find a book or website (really anyplace) that shows ABSOLUTELY every scale.  for example….enigmatic, altered,  neopolitan,  hungarian,  ukranian,  phygrian. -Brent Carraway My response: Probably the most comprehensive book is by Slonimsky. The thesaurus of scales and melodic patterns. Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns John Coltrane among others learned some things from this book. If you don’t yet know your major scales, it’s not necessarily something you need right now. But if you know your major scales, minor scales, diminished scales,…
  • Saxophone Tuning Guide

    Neal
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    You want your saxophone to play in tune and blend with others. But you may notice that you’re sometimes out of tune, possibly only on certain notes and would like to fix that. The problem Playing out of tune immediately sticks out in a bad way. Even people who are not musicians often can tell if a singer or musician is quite a bit out of tune. Because of the way the saxophone is built, tuning one note (even perfectly) does not ensure that all other notes will play in tune. Low C could be flat, middle C could be in tune, high C could be sharp without adjusting anything on the saxophone.
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  • How to Play Under the Sea Intro on Saxophone

    Neal
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Composed by Alan Menken. Won the Academy Award for best original song. Great melody, influenced by the Calypso style. Under the Sea Sheet Music. One time I was playing with a jazz combo and our bass player Fred did ‘Under the Sea’ for his solo, it worked pretty well. Learning small pieces of melodies and throwing them into your solos can be something that is fun and the audience will enjoy. Try learning this by ear. First note is given, E on tenor sax and B on alto sax. For tenor sax and soprano sax there are no sharps or flats. For alto sax and bari sax there is one C#. Related…
  • “Does it make a difference on what reed you’re using? (on saxophone)”

    Neal
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Does it make a difference on what reed you’re using? I have a 2 1/2. Should I be trying the lower and higher numbered reeds? Plastic? What about mouth piece? (playing for one month) -Jamie My response: Yes. The reed plays an important role in how you sound and how it feels to play the saxophone. I imagine that the 2 1/2 reed probably feels like a lot of resistance for you right now. My recommendation would be to try a 2 or 1.5. Not below that, almost definitely not above 2.5. The lower number means the reed should be softer and will bend more easily, which requires less air. The…
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  • Tony Visconti & Special Guests Perform David Bowie Album Live

    milkyteakid
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey, are performing together for the first time since 1971. Yes… 1971 – that’s a total of 43 years! It’s worth going to see it just out of pure curiosity. Fronting the band is Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 and on saxophone and guitars is Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman. Back on 22 February 1970 David Bowie took to the stage with The Hype to perform what is widely accepted to be the first Glam Rock performance. The Hype represents a turning point in David Bowie’s career; a hugely…
  • Brett Dennen Interview & Session

    milkyteakid
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:42 am
    Filmed and Edited by Erica Edwards In the historical and legendary Denmark Street, we met up with American songwriter, Brett Dennen to talk about his music, touring, drawing skills and more! Hanks Guitar Shop was the setting for our intimate interview and acoustic session, and with walls lined with guitars, it was the perfect place. Brett Dennen hails from Northern California and talks a lot about growing up in the mountains and being drawn back there when writing new music. Already on his 5th studio album, it must be an inspiring place to create. I saw him perform at the o2 Academy Brixton…
  • Frankmusik Interview & Session

    milkyteakid
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Filmed & edited by Erica Edwards at Metropolis Studios We had the pleasure of being in a beautiful studio to witness a rare talent recently. Our fantastic friends over at Metropolis Studios sorted us out with a gorgeous studio to film our interview and session with Frankmusik. I had met the musician and producer before but it was great to sit down with him and chat about his latest piece of work, By Nicole. We also had the opportunity to hear an acoustic piano version of Dear Nicole from the new album, one that has not been performed live in that way before. So sit back, relax and take…
  • Live Review: John Butler Trio @ o2 Brixton Academy

    milkyteakid
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Photos by Maren Farra It was my second or third time seeing John Butler Trio and this time it was at the o2 Brixton Academy with a sold out crowd. Brett Dennen took the stage on acoustic guitar with another guitarist to warm up the crowd, which he did well. Incidentally, I did a session with Dennen the following day and saw close up what a talented songwriter he is. The trio of band members were more than ready to take the stage and filled the venue with an incredible sound for a three piece band. This show felt like it had more of a loud and rocky edge to it compared to previous ones –…
  • Yuna Interview & Session

    milkyteakid
    8 May 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Filmed by Ed Sillars We met up with Malaysian singer songwriter, Yuna when she was in London for a quick fly by visit and a few shows. I have to say that the crowd at the small basement venue were definitely excited to see her perform in the city and they knew all the words, sometimes even singing over the top of her. Yuna gets lost in the music when she is performing and it’s clear that she really loves being creative and having music as a career. It’s not all she does though – along with working with Pharrell Williams in the studio, she owns her own lifestyle stores in…
 
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  • New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: July 24 – July 30, 2014

    Joseph Irrera
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Posted by Joseph Irrera on OffBeat.com. Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of July 24 – July 30, 2014 featuring: Charlie Dennard, Mike Dillon Band, Gristle Candy,  James Singleton Quartet, Panorama Jazz Band, Treme Brass Band, Steely Dan, and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   July 24July 25July 26July 27July 28July 29July 30   THURSDAY, JULY 24 Maple Leaf: the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. and guest (FK) 10:30p Preservation Hall: Preservation…
  • Buffa’s Gets the dB Blues

    Stephen Maloney
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant has come down with a case of the “dB Blues” over the pending lawsuit brought against the bar by neighbor Sidney Torres IV. In a new song written and recorded by regular Buffa’s performer Ruby Ross called “dB Blues,” Ross laments the ruckus caused by Torres’ lawsuit, which is seeking to revoke the bar’s mayoralty permit: “I know that the city has limits Which they tried to enforce out on Bourbon and can’t But I guess that we pissed off the neighbors And we never knew, we never knew” Ross goes on to…
  • An Outsider’s Perspective

    Jan V. Ramsey
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Posted by Jan V. Ramsey on OffBeat.com. Sometimes it’s so useful to see your universe from an outsider’s perspective. An old friend sent me some pages from the New York Review of Books that reviewed Richard Campanella’s Bourbon Street: A History and Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. I’ve started reading the latter, but stopped about 50 pages in because I think my Katrina PTSD kicked in and the whole horror seemed to be resurrected in flashbacks. It’s a hard read, at least for me, but it’s still on my list. Nathaniel Rich, the author…
  • Jamal Batiste Drums His Way Into James Brown Biopic “Get on Up”

    Stephen Maloney
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. Local drummer Jamal Batiste is set to make waves on the big screen as the legendary James Brown’s drummer John “Jabo” Starks in the James Brown biopic Get on Up. The long awaited screen adaptation of the Godfather of Soul’s life story will premier on August 1, and Batiste is ready for his close up. John "Jabo" Starks and Jamal Batiste. As a member of the musical Batiste family, which has far too many members spread throughout the New Orleans music community to count, Jamal Batiste was already keeping himself busy with his Unorthodox…
  • Omar Sosa Brings the Caribbean to New Orleans on July 26

    David Kunian
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Posted by David Kunian on OffBeat.com. Pianist Omar Sosa’s music combines the best aspects of jazz and Cuban music. Born in Camaguey, Sosa trained in classical music and percussion at the same time his dad was listening to jazz. “My dad listened to African-American music every Sunday. He’s sit on the couch and have his little drink and listen to Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson,” laughs Sosa over the phone from the Bay Area, “I’d say, ‘what is this?’ and he’d say, ‘This is heaven.’” Sosa was particularly impressed with the…
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  • Doves members Jez and Andy Williams form new band Black Rivers, stream new track ‘The Ship’

    Luke Glassford
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Following their last album Kingdom Of Rust in 2009, famed Manchester three-piece Doves went on what they called an ‘indefinite hiatus’. Lead singer Jimi Goodwin is well into a solo career, releasing his own album Odludek earlier this year and is currently busy on the festival circuit. Now Jez and Andy Williams, the two brothers […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Doves members Jez and Andy Williams form new band Black Rivers, stream new track ‘The Ship’
  • Kele Okereke to release new solo album ‘Trick’ in October

    Luke Glassford
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has announced today he will release a new solo album called Trick on 14 October. The new album, the follow-up to his 2010 solo effort The Boxer, is the first new music from the Bloc Party camp since their ‘Truth EP’ last year, and the first album since 2012′s Four. […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Kele Okereke to release new solo album ‘Trick’ in October
  • Listen: BANKS – ‘Beggin For Thread’

    Luke Glassford
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    Timed nicely to coincide with the UK tour she announced yesterday, BANKS has given us a further glimpse of her upcoming debut album Goddess by streaming new track ‘Beggin For Thread’. Like the previously released title track, ‘Waiting Game’, ‘Brain’ and ‘Drowning’, ‘Beggin For Thread’ has the dark and smoky atmosphere but is a little […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Listen: BANKS – ‘Beggin For Thread’
  • BANKS will play four gigs in the UK in November – ticket details

    Luke Glassford
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    LA singer BANKS releases her highly-anticipated debut album Goddess next month, and will follow that up with a short run of shows in the UK in November. BANKS has today announced the following dates: NOVEMBER 17 – Birmingham Institute 19 – Glasgow O2 ABC 23 – London O2 Academy Brixton 25 – Manchester Ritz O2 […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - BANKS will play four gigs in the UK in November – ticket details
  • Johnny Marr announces new solo album ‘Playland’ will be out on 6 October

    Luke Glassford
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    After famously delaying a solo career for about 30 years after the demise of The Smiths, Johnny Marr has announced the release of his second less than 18 months after the first one. The new album is called Playland and will be released on 6 October. It follows Marr’s debut solo album The Messenger which […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Johnny Marr announces new solo album ‘Playland’ will be out on 6 October
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  • The Barr Brothers: ‘Half Crazy’ & ‘Even the Darkness Has Arms’

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Brad and Andrew Barr have been my favorite guitarist and drummer, respectively, since their time in New England trio the Slip. Now, with Sarah Page on harp and Andres Vial on keys, the Montreal quartet’s new set as the Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator, arrives this fall. They’ve long pushed the envelope, unlocking genres from jazz to folk and world music, from psych-rock to at least one notable nod to classic rock. This outfit, though, is more bent on extending the traditional singer-songwriter palette. Case in point, new cut “Half Crazy” is described as…
  • Jeff & Spencer Tweedy Share 4 New Tracks

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s new record isn’t due for two more months, but nearly half of the “solo album performed by a duo” is here for early spins. It’s called Sukierae, written by the Wilco frontman and conceived “from the very beginning” with his son on drums as the tunes took shape. Each cut so far delivers solid results, from the settled, Sunday afternoon number “Wait For Love” to the very Whole Love-esque “I’ll Sing It.” Their most recent preview, “Diamond Light Pt. 1,” stands out most,…
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Bad Man

    admin
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    Will Oldham quietly released a self-titled record last fall under his longtime moniker Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, available only at shows and now directly from his site. Taking a foray from his label, Drag City, and any smidgen of internet hype, Oldham avoided announcements or even putting the LP up on iTunes. But now we have something official to share: “Bad Man,” an exemplary cut from the record, which is spare and left bare in solo-acoustic form. In keeping with the understated release, director Claudia Crobatia made a video that’s simple yet enigmatic.
  • St. South: ‘Slacks’ Video

    admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Following a pair of killer singles — “Slacks” and “Get Good” — Fremantle, Australia’s Olivia Gavranich finally has a St. South EP on the way. There’s a new official clip for the former, too: Director Laura Pennell recruited twins Pauline and Tarlina Fowler for scenes that open up the cut to deeper interpretation while not distracting from its inherent easy charm. If you haven’t caught St. South yet, above is a fine introduction. The Cadence EP is due later this year.
  • Watch Bill Callahan Play A Pocket Party

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:24 pm
    I’ve seen Bill Callahan play a church and an old movie theater, but it’s rare to catch him at a house party, in France no less. This set went up in April, somewhere along the Dream River tour, yet without the band he brought along for most of it. In his own words, “The lighting is perfect. I can see the spit flying out of my mouth.” Any fan would love this stuff: Bill in a jovial spirit, slightly awkward in the intimate setting, singing solo-electric (not common except for this clip), and taking one request, an off-the-cuff run through “Drover.” He…
 
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood - Full Album

    Kelvin Cook
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Here we go with some of the good stuff.  SRV is a guitar God and we lost him way too soon.If you enjoy this then please support Blues music by buying at.  Texas Flood0:00 Love Struck Baby2:23 Pride And Joy6:04 Texas Flood11:25 Tell Me14:14 Testify17:39 Rude Mood22:19 Mary Had A Little Lamb25:07 Dirty Pool30:09 I'm Cryin'33:51 Lenny
  • Thelonious Monk Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Thelonious Monk - CBS Overdye T-ShirtThelonious Monk hits the keys during his famous 1963 CBS Recording Sessions in a stylized violet photo graphic on the front of this premium black, 100% cotton t-shirt. Presented by and featuring a photograph by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, with distressed overdye print and soft, reinforced construction for authentic vintage style and quality, this is a a truly stunning tee - any Monk fan's Dream.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
  • Muddy Waters - After The Rain - Full Album

    Kelvin Cook
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Here is one of those rare finds that a Blues fan will enjoy.  This Album has never been converted to mp3s so you'll have to get either the vinyl or the CD.And as always if you like the music, then buy it.  After The Rain (Deluxe Edition)Published on Sep 14, 2013I Am The Blues 0:06Ramblin' Mind 4:49Rollin' And Thumblin' 09:38Bottom Of The Sea 14:30Honey Bee 20:13Blues And Trouble 24:32Hurtin' Soul 28:56Screamin' And Cryin' 33:36
  • Tye Tribbett Gospel - What Can I Do

    Kelvin Cook
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Lately I've been checking out more of the Grammy nominated Gospel acts out there.  According to Wiki;Tyrone "Tye" Tribbett (born January 26, 1976) is an American gospel music singer, songwriter, keyboardist, choir director and founder of the Grammy-nominated and Stellar-Award winning gospel group Tye Tribbett & G.A. (short for 'Greater Anointing.')I really enjoy the energy that this song has.
  • Angelina Jordan sings Jazz Music

    Kelvin Cook
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    When someone says, "Jazz is a dying art form", I think of this little girl.  Proof that the great music will live for a long time to come!
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  • Because 4th of July

    Andy Fenstermaker
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Elliott Smith is one of those artists that never really goes away. He slips into your playlist from time to time and today is no exception. Because 4th of July. It’s Independence Day. Couldn’t help but share one of the songs that made me fall in love with his music. Don’t think it’s about 4th of July itself, but hey, it’s called “Independence Day” so it’s worth sharing (though, you could also argue that Elliott Smith songs are ALWAYS worth sharing, and you’d also be right). The post Because 4th of July appeared first on FensePost.
  • Rose Windows Return with ‘There Is A Light’

    Andy Fenstermaker
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with a new single (also on Sub Pop) for “There Is A Light”. Others have traisped this arena before, as recently as the now popular Edward Sharpe — this blend of West-meets-East influenced folk-rock, this yearning for a more obscure and visionary sound. I didn’t make the…
  • Belgian Fog Breaks the Mold on new MP3 “Before You Ever Talked”

    Andy Fenstermaker
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:17 am
    I always get a bit giddy when I get a new unsolicited email from Robert Dale. It always precedes a new track. My fourth such email communication with Mr. Dale was no exception. And here, two days later, I am quite chuffed to present the fourth song by Dale’s project Belgian Fog: “Before You Ever Talked”. Belgian Fog’s new track is a slight departure from what I’ve come to expect from Robert Dale. First, the song is early; previous tracks have been about six months in between, yet here we are less than four months since we premiered “Loveless Way”.
  • Axxa/Abraxas: Not Your Average Stoner Pop

    Andy Fenstermaker
    23 May 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Axxa/Abraxas is the moniker of one Ben Asbury, a man creating psychedelic stoner pop that very much fits the vein of Captured Tracks, who released the band’s self-titled LP back in what looks like early March. I’m just now catching wind of this album, and it has taken me by storm. By that, I mean this: Axxa/Abraxas has absolutely dominated my iPod the past week, and there are a few key reasons why. First, the music Axxa/Abraxas creates blends an assortment of pop sub-genre traits: psychedelic, jangle, stoner. These styles all work well on their own, but it takes a special talent…
  • Where Has FensePost Gone?

    Andy Fenstermaker
    20 May 2014 | 7:05 pm
    I can count on two hands the number of posts FensePost has published in the past two months. The same for the two months before that, and on back for likely six to eight months. For a blog that once prided itself on near daily posts for seven years, this is far from the norm. So, where has FensePost gone? After seven years of continual posts, exhaustion set in. I got burned out. Blogging as I once knew it and did it — a focus on album and song reviews, artist and music video features, and the occasional interview — grew stale and tired. Something needed to change. So, rather than…
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  • Episode 22 Of Lil Wayne’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” Series [Video]

    Danny M
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Check out this week’s “Weezy Wednesday’s” installment, which is another trailer for the upcoming “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour that is set to begin on August 8th at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in New York. Click here to watch episode 21 of “Weezy Wednesday’s” and here to view a list of dates and locations for the tour!
  • Lil Wayne Goes On An Early Morning Skating Session With The Grizzly Gang Skaters [Pictures]

    Danny M
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Last week, Lil Wayne went on a skateboarding session with Grizzly Gang’s Chance Eldridge, Dan Abadi, Dave Bachinsky, Derek Medina, Jake Dooley, and Shuriken Shannon. Weezy F Baby skated around the streets at 4AM for an early morning session. You can view 3 more photos after the jump below!
  • DJ Mustard Has A Collaboration With Lil Wayne, Lil Boosie, YG & Big Sean Called “Face Down”

    Danny M
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Producer DJ Mustard has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming album, 10 Summers, due to be released on August 12th. On the project, there is a song called “Face Down” that features a dope lineup – Lil Wayne, Lil Boosie, YG, and Big Sean. Who is excited to hear this collaboration
  • Watch A Trailer For The “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” Tour [Video]

    Danny M
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    An animated trailer created by Capcom has surfaced online to promote the forthcoming “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour, which will kick off in Buffalo in just over two weeks. Weezy F Baby previously explained that on the tour him and Drizzy will be performing their hits back and forth with each other to get “the crowd to go crazy”, as well as confirming “it’s a battle type thing”. You can watch the trailer after the jump below and view the full list of tour dates here!
  • Lil Wayne Plays Lil Twist A New Song Out Of His Maybach Possibly Off “Tha Carter V”

    Danny M
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    X17 Online caught footage of Lil Wayne playing his Young Money artist Lil Twist a new song out of his Maybach in the parking lot at the Glendale Sports Complex in California on July 19th. Weezy F Baby and Twizzy were both in Glendale to support Chris Brown and watch his Kick’n It For Charity celebrity kickball match. You can view two pics of Tune at the event here, as well as a clip of him arriving here. There is no word just yet on if this unreleased track will appear on Mr. Carter‘s upcoming Tha Carter V album, but there is a high chance it could. Hit the jump to check out the…
 
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  • Doves members Jez and Andy Williams form new band Black Rivers, stream new track ‘The Ship’

    Luke Glassford
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Following their last album Kingdom Of Rust in 2009, famed Manchester three-piece Doves went on what they called an ‘indefinite hiatus’. Lead singer Jimi Goodwin is well into a solo career, releasing his own album Odludek earlier this year and is currently busy on the festival circuit. Now Jez and Andy Williams, the two brothers […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Doves members Jez and Andy Williams form new band Black Rivers, stream new track ‘The Ship’
  • Kele Okereke to release new solo album ‘Trick’ in October

    Luke Glassford
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has announced today he will release a new solo album called Trick on 14 October. The new album, the follow-up to his 2010 solo effort The Boxer, is the first new music from the Bloc Party camp since their ‘Truth EP’ last year, and the first album since 2012′s Four. […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Kele Okereke to release new solo album ‘Trick’ in October
  • Listen: BANKS – ‘Beggin For Thread’

    Luke Glassford
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    Timed nicely to coincide with the UK tour she announced yesterday, BANKS has given us a further glimpse of her upcoming debut album Goddess by streaming new track ‘Beggin For Thread’. Like the previously released title track, ‘Waiting Game’, ‘Brain’ and ‘Drowning’, ‘Beggin For Thread’ has the dark and smoky atmosphere but is a little […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Listen: BANKS – ‘Beggin For Thread’
  • BANKS will play four gigs in the UK in November – ticket details

    Luke Glassford
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    LA singer BANKS releases her highly-anticipated debut album Goddess next month, and will follow that up with a short run of shows in the UK in November. BANKS has today announced the following dates: NOVEMBER 17 – Birmingham Institute 19 – Glasgow O2 ABC 23 – London O2 Academy Brixton 25 – Manchester Ritz O2 […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - BANKS will play four gigs in the UK in November – ticket details
  • Johnny Marr announces new solo album ‘Playland’ will be out on 6 October

    Luke Glassford
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    After famously delaying a solo career for about 30 years after the demise of The Smiths, Johnny Marr has announced the release of his second less than 18 months after the first one. The new album is called Playland and will be released on 6 October. It follows Marr’s debut solo album The Messenger which […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Johnny Marr announces new solo album ‘Playland’ will be out on 6 October
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    Click & Dagger

  • NME C86 Re-Issue Party, London

    LoriStarke
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:48 pm
    The official flyer A few of us might remember the compilation cassette tape put out by NME called C86, which introduced us to bands with weird names like the Soup Dragons, Stump, the Mighty Lemon Drops, Half Man Half Biscuit.  In the words of NME  “The album, first released on a cassette with NME in 1986, went on to inspire a generation of indie bands and features music by Primal Scream, The Pastels, Shop Assistants and The Wedding Present among many others.”  It was re-issued with a lot of extra fun and previously unreleased bits on a 3 CD box set this month.  To celebrate,…
  • The Fall, Still Crazy After All These Years

    LoriStarke
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Mark E. Smith While Click & Dagger were in London this month covering the NME C86 re-issue, we were lucky enough to catch the Fall, still going after all these years! The show was in the poshest venue ever, under the stadium for Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, thus called Under the Bridge. You know what Mark E. thinks of “more cowbell?” Here’s what he thinks of it… All I said was “more cowbell!” He smashes it on the ground! He smashed the high hat into the drum kit. He nicked the mike for the kick drum, but later donated his own, tossing it in through the hole. The…
  • Stockholm Visits Seattle: I Break Horses

    LoriStarke
    22 May 2014 | 6:50 am
    Maria of I Break Horses (photo by Valerio Berdini)   When people come together, they can be the most destructive of forces, or the most creative.  Maria and Fredrik,  whose band is I Break Horses, are a wonderful example of the latter. I had the honor of talking with I Break Horses and Rival Consoles prior to their recent show at the Crocodile in Seattle. It’s not something they like to advertise or publicize, but Maria and Fredrik are unified in real life as a couple. They live together in Stockholm, Sweden, a city they describe as the most beautiful city, a place we MUST visit.
  • Android Amaker “I’m The One”

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

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

  • What I Learned at a Pat Pattison Songwriting Seminar

    Corey Koehler
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    I’ve been writing songs for over 30 years now, not many, what you’d call “hits” but enough to keep my passion alive. A few years back I came across a book called “Writing Better Lyrics” and I must say it turned me around on the subject of songwriting quite a bit. You see, I’d been […]The post What I Learned at a Pat Pattison Songwriting Seminar appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 3 Mistakes Bands and Musicians Make with Email Marketing That Cost You Money [Teleseminar]

    Corey Koehler
    22 Jun 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Want to find out if you are costing yourself new fans and music sales with poor email marketing practices? Want to learn a few simple tactics to improve your email marketing and increase the amount of new fan sign-ups and sales you get? Good, because I am going to show you how this Tuesday night […]The post 3 Mistakes Bands and Musicians Make with Email Marketing That Cost You Money [Teleseminar] appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Crowd-funding For Your Marketing Dollars… Like These Musicians

    Corey Koehler
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    Many musicians turn to Kickstarter, indiegogo, PledgeMusic and other crowd-funding websites to pay for the recording of new music. But have you considered focusing your ask instead on merch and marketing? Meet Dustin Sisson Dustin Sisson, a musician and sound engineer at a recording studio in Madison, Wis., is helming a new progressive-rock project called […]The post Crowd-funding For Your Marketing Dollars… Like These Musicians appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • Singing Tips: Are Dairy Products Screwing Up Your Singing Voice?

    Corey Koehler
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    If you sing, you have probably experienced that feeling of sticky mucus accumulating in your throat. It is annoying, uncomfortable, and can be a real pain in the ass if you are getting ready to walk out onto a stage for a performance. It leaves you wanting to clear your throat with a powerful “AHEM” […]The post Singing Tips: Are Dairy Products Screwing Up Your Singing Voice? appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • MFF006 – Why Bands and Musicians Should Have Blog

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

  • Mash Up Tracks with the Traktor Pro 2 Beatmasher 2 Effect

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    What does the Traktor Pro 2 Beatmasher2 effect do? The Beatmasher2 effect samples and then loops 1 bar of audio. The individual effect parameters control how the sample is mixed with and synchronized to the original soruce of audio. Each time you turn the effect on a new bar of audio will be sampled and loop until you turn the effect off. Therefore it is important that you start with the effect off. You should also set the Dry/Wet to 100% before turning the effect on to avoid possible phasing issues. Remember that you are not looping the original audio source. It will keep playing in the…
  • Secret Large Deck View in Mixvibes Cross DJ 3

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Enlarging a deck Click on the Deck Letter for the particular deck that you want to enlarge. Double clicking on the A in Deck A will slide the mixer controls to the right and hide Deck B. An arrow will appear where Deck B once was. Click the arrow or double click the A on Deck A to show Deck B and restore the default view. The same applies to Deck B. Double clicking on the B in Deck B will slide the mixer controls to the left and hide Deck A. An arrow will appear where Deck A once was. Click the arrow or double click the B on Deck B to show Deck A and restore the default view. Enlarged Deck A…
  • How to Start VJing with Resolume Avenue 4

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What is Resolume? Resolume is an application designed for mixing videos and is one the programs commonly used to create visuals at nightclubs and festivals. Developed in The Netherlands, Resolume is currently on version 4 and comes in two configurations: Avenue and Arena. For the purposes of this video, and most likely all future videos, we will be focusing on Resolume Avenue. Both configurations share a set of core features with additional capabilities found in Arena for more advanced control of projection, lighting, systems, and timecode. Resolume is not restricted to only mixing video. You…
  • How to Mix Tracks from Soundcloud in Mixvibes Cross DJ 3.2

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:15 pm
    No setup required The best part about the integration of Soundcloud and Mixvibes Cross DJ 3.2 is that there is no setup required. As long as you have the Cross DJ 3.2 update installed, you are ready to begin. On the left hand side of the track collection is a new button labeled Soundcloud. This button will open up the Soundcloud browser. You can Connect to Soundcloud, which is really just a fancy way to say “Login”. Logging in gives you access your uploaded tracks, favorites, and stream. It is important to note that you don’t need to log in or even have a Soundcloud account…
  • How to Use Playlists in Mixvibes Cross DJ 3

    contact@thedjpodcast.com (thedjpodcast.com)
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    What is a playlist? A playlist is a grouping of tracks. Each playlist acts independently of your track collection as tracks can added or removed from a playlist at any time without being removed from your track collection. You can use playlists to separate your tracks any way that you would like. They are the perfect tool for preparing tracks for an upcoming DJ set or podcast episode and becoming even more useful as you increase the size of your track collection. Creating a playlist There are two ways to create a new playlist. The first way is to select any number tracks from your track…
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    Ryan's Rock Show

  • Here’s Another ADEBISI SHANK Song – “World In Harmony”

    Ryan Minic
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    Just a few more weeks away before the new album from Adebisi Shank comes out. The band’s forthcoming record, This is the Third Album of a Band called AdebisiShank, gets put out in mid-August, and we’ve gotta say: these songs keep getting better and better. The latest from Wexford, Ireland’s raddest band is called “World In Harmony.” You can listen to that below. This is the Third Album of a Band called Adebisi Shank will be released on August 12th through Sargent House.
  • Listen to RED FANG’s New Acoustic EP

    Ryan Minic
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Red Fang will give your beard a run for its money. And this new EP will make you feel even more manly. The band released an acoustic EP from a session they did in London a few months back, and it’s comprised of songs that appeared on their albums Whales and Leeches and Murder the Mountains. Friday the band will kick off a month-long European trek, making numerous festival appearances overseas before heading back to the States to play Bumbershoot in Seattle at the end of August. Here’s a stream of the EP in its entirety. TeamRock.com presents an Absolute Music Bunker Session with…
  • Beartooth to Tour with Pierce The Veil & Sleeping with Sirens

    Ryan Minic
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Beartooth will be going on massive US tour this fall supporting Pierce The Veil and Sleeping with Sirens. The trek will cross the entire US and will run for a month. Here’s how it goes: Nov 05 Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater Nov 07 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater Pomona Nov 08 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre Nov 09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater Nov 11 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavillion Nov 13 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater Nov 14 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom Nov 15 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues Nov 16 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Nov 19 Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall at Lancaster…
  • Being As An Ocean, Vanna, & My Iron Lung are Touring Europe

    Ryan Minic
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Heads up, Europe. Being As An Ocean, Vanna, My Iron Lung, and Crooks will be heading your way this fall. Here’s how the schedule goes: Nov 20 Leipzig, GER @ Conne Island Nov 21 Oberhausen, GER @ Resonanzwerk Nov 22 Liege, BEL @ 6k Fest – Salvation Night Nov 23 Paris, FRA @ Divan Du Monde Nov 24 Birmingham, UK @ The Oobleck Nov 25 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange Nov 26 Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Nov 27 Manchester, UK @ NQ Live Nov 28 London, UK @ Underworld Nov 29 Dorderecht, NLD @ Bibelot Nov 30 Hamburg, GER @ Logo Dec 01 Prague, CZE @ Futurum Dec 02 Wien, AUT @ Arena Dec 03 Stuttgart, GER…
  • Circa Survive & Pianos Become The Teeth to Tour

    Ryan Minic
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Circa Survive and Pianos Become The Teeth will be doing a short run together in September. They’ll be hitting up a handful of spots in the Midwest and surrounding areas. Here’s how it goes: Sep 06 Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Sep 07 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room Sep 09 Newport, KY @ Southgate House Sep 10 St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room Sep 11 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe Sep 12 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • LISTEN: “Jaded” by GRMLN

    Tricia Callahan
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    GRMLN is the product of 21-year-old Yoodoo Park. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Park has lived in southern California since he was a little boy.  His music reflects the duality of his identity and his recent interest in following a sect of Hinduism, Krishna. “Jaded” is Parker’s first single off his sophomore effort album, “Soon Away,”  which is a far cry from his ethereal sound heard on his first album.  “Soon Away” is a more hard-hitting album than his first, and “Jaded”–off his most recent effort–is no exception. The rolling drums…
  • Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway Dress in Drag for Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys”

    Meets Obsession
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway go drag in Jenny Lewis’ latest video for her hit song, “Just One of the Guys.” Both Stewart and Hathaway appear in the video wearing white suits while pretend playing instruments as part of the band. For a moment, we totally get Josie and the Pussycat vibes, but only for a minute. Eventually, both switch to wearing Adidas tracksuits and fake mustaches while showing off their best dad dance moves.  Brie Larson and Tennessee Thomas also star in the video.  Check it out (it might just be Kristen Stewart’s best acting performance).
  • LISTEN: “Tennis Court” by Menace Beach

    Tricia Callahan
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Menace Beach, the noisy pop duo from Leeds England, consists of Ryan Needham and Liza Violet. Following their well-received EP,  “Lowtalker,” the pair are set to drop a double-A sided single through Memphis Industries label on September 1. “Tennis Court,” a standout song among the two tracks on the double A-side, echos with intentional distortion and static. The balance of the vocals–Violet’s feminine, angelic voice, and Needham’s raspy and apathetic yet mesmerizing croons–create a grungy melodic track that has us happily hooked.  Take a…
  • LISTEN: “Shadow Song” Featuring Owen Pallett by Foxes in Fiction

    Tricia Callahan
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Toronto, Ontario native Warren Hildebrand, who performs under the stage name Foxes in Fiction, started his music ventures humbly during his sophomore year of high school. He used sound collages to express his drugged, angst-ridden haze, and his debut album,  “Swung from the Branches,” was born.  The album’s 2010  release inspired Hildebrand to work full-time, and, as a result, he started his own Orchid Tapes record label. After taking a four-year hiatus from making his own music, Hildebrand has returned to release his sophomore album effort,  “Ontario…
  • Your Summer Music Festival Survival Guide

    Tricia Callahan
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Packing for a music festival is much more than packing for a traditional vacay. Festivals can range anywhere from one day to an entire week, and preparation for the big kid multi-concert event can be daunting. No matter what you want to bring, you have to ask yourself this very important question: “What are you willing to lose?” You are certainly bound to sweat. A lot. You’ll find yourself  jumping up and down at the thrill of the first chord of your favorite song, you’ll likely be faced with the extreme weather (whatever it may be), and you’ll probably run into a great…
 
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    From the front of the choir

  • It’s summer – where have all the choir gone??!!

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The evening’s are lighter, the weather is warmer, the songs are amazing, the singing’s as good as ever – it’s summer!Sunday school by Ansel AdamsSo where has everybody gone? Why are people not turning up to choir?Many choirs find that over the summer months attendance becomes very patchy. Even though members might have paid for the whole term in advance, not everyone turns up to every session.In fact, it can seem like a totally different choir every week!Why the lack of attendance?Many older choir members have children and grandchildren spread across the globe and take the opportunity…
  • Never let the fake perfection of pop singers put you off singing

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    A Britney Spears recording has recently escaped into the wild which demonstrates that without Auto-Tune her singing can be less than perfect (Experience the shocking power of Britney Spears without Auto-Tune – which may have been removed by the time you read this!).© Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.comShock horror! Pop singers are only human so don’t be put off by their apparent perfection — it’s all smoke and mirrors.once you reach the top you can only go downOf course well-known pop singers have some talent or they wouldn’t have got where they are. But they’re not…
  • Regular weekly choir or drop-in singing group? – the pros and cons

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Some choirs and singing groups meet frequently, often once a week, requiring a high level of commitment. Others meet less frequently and work on a drop-in basis with no requirement to attend every session.The OK Chorale, SuffolkThere are advantages and disadvantages to each kind of group. Here are some pros and cons.Most choirs meet regularly and require a high level of commitment, especially if they are performing choirs. Members tend to stay for many years and the choir as a whole grow and develop over time.Other singing groups require far less commitment and allow people to drop in as and…
  • If you’re looking for new singers, don’t expect them to come to you

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    You’ve put your fliers out, spread the word, mentioned it on Facebook, but still you find it hard to recruit new singers.photo by Indra Hardi SaputroIf you’re asking someone to try something unfamiliar, you need to make the effort to take it to their home territory – don’t expect them to come to you.When people join something new, they expect to walk into a room of people like themselves.If you’re the only black person in a room of white people or the only woman in a room full of men or the only 20 year-old amongst the over 60s, then you’ll probably feel a little out of place.If…
  • Singing – the more you do it, the worse you get!

    23 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    You work on a song in choir week after week, but slowly things seem to get worse. You worry about getting the words right, you can’t seem to remember the second part of the melody, your voice stops hitting the high notes.photo by Alex ProimosWhat’s going on? Here’s what I think ...When we first start to learn a new song everything is fresh and unknown, we have no expectations, what comes next is a mystery. It’s all very exciting.Then gradually we become more familiar with the song and our head starts to get in the way asking awkward questions like:what if I forget the words? will I…
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    Little by Listen

  • The 10 Best Acts at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

    Wes
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    As fellow LxL’er Todd wrote Monday, regardless of what you think of Pitchfork, the hipster music mecca, their annual festival at Union Park in Chicago is bar none the best thing they do.  This year’s fest was largely dominated by shoegaze and hip hop acts, but the real theme that emerged is the female dominance of the fest, just as women are also dominating the larger landscape of what’s going right in music today. Five of our top six acts
  • Jack White Show Review: July 20, 2014

    Austin
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Jack White The Fabulous Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO July 20, 2014 I had never seen Jack White before in any of his iterations, so anyone out there that has seen him can probably understand my exhilaration seeing him for the first time Sunday.  I expected it to be wonderful for a number of reasons, including my love of his entire catalog personal accounts from others.  I guess even with soaring expectations it is still possible to be awed. The
  • Liverpool Legends Show Review

    Wes
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Liverpool Legends June 30th, 2014 Caravelle Theater, Branson, MO Even in a town best known for their love of country and gospel music, the Beatles cannot be denied. We went on a family vacation with my parents to Branson, Missouri, aka the “Christian Vegas”, and enjoyed the unique and odd experience of seeing the Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band presented by Louise Harrison, George’s sister and a Missouri local. It was a pleasure hearing such a wide-ranging set of
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Recap

    Todd
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
      In all of its infinite and pretentious wisdom, there is hardly any doubt that Pitchfork has become one of America’s leading sources for modern music recommendations and critiques. Love or hate their opinions, it is true. And regardless if they seem to leave a bitter taste in your mouth every once in a while, they do manage to do one thing very right: Pitchfork Music Festival. Three short-but-not-too-short days in the city of Chicago with a solid lineup of
  • Tweedy Show Review

    Wes
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tweedy (with Sound Opinions Live) July 17th, 2014 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL As the resident (and only) Wilco fan on this blog, I feel it’s my civic duty to bring you the Tweedy beat. What better way to do that than coverage of Jeff Tweedy (frontman of Wilco) and Spencer Tweedy ‘s (Jeff’s 18 year old son and drummer) interview and performance last night. The show was for Sound Opinions – one of the best radio shows/podcasts around – and
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Introducing: ATTU

    Tim Dickinson
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    I’ve been in need of something uplifting after what I’ve spent the last couple of weeks talking about, and despite the sun hiding behind the clouds today north London electro-pop four-piece ATTU are just the relief I need. The band have an EP coming out on Beatnik in a couple of months, but for today it’s all about their latest video We Are Ordinary People. What starts as a wistful track set to scenes of the band and their friends awkwardly standing at various sites around the capital soon breaks into a crescendo of joy, sunshine, and dancing in the streets. Introducing:…
  • Kwabs – Pray For Love EP

    Francisco Torres
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Kwabs has definitely been one of the most exciting new acts to emerge recently and if he didn’t make it in time for the BBC Sound of 2014, probably we’ll see his name in next year’s poll. If you have any doubts about this man being a top quality singer, just take three minutes of your time to hear “Last Stand”, an incredibly touching melancholic tune with a kind of epic undertone. This track,which is included in his debut EP, was produced by SOHN who appears again in the production credits for Kwabs’ new work. The latest result of this collaboration is “Something…
  • Jamie T – Don’t You Find

    Tim Dickinson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    Everyone’s favourite Londoner Jamie T has finally returned with a new track after a five year absence. There have been consistent rumours of new material over the years, and our friends at EMI were generally not-committal but always promised something new was on the horizon. I wasn’t expecting such a long wait, but finally one of the artists that got me started writing this blog is back with new material. Don’t You know is a little more downtempo and melancholic than we are perhaps used to, and Jamie’s voice is wrapped in warm strings, but there is no doubt that his…
  • Introducing: SAF

    Patricia Tavares De Oliveira
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Paris-London power duet SAF and their most recent EP Nailstorm will send shivers down spines. With a savory mélange of mordant rock sonorities and unadulterated candour, SAF demonstrate they can leap from one genre to another with praiseworthy adroitness. Consisting of Archive’s Darius Keeler and French vocalist Marianne Elise, SAF is something of an oddball on the music scene – crow black-haired revolutionaries with talent in profuse abundance, reminiscent of the White Stripes’ vibrant mess. To cap it all off, these two like to cloud the issue with their sometimes dark, sometimes…
  • Danjasop – Wino Rider (Premiere)

    Francisco Torres
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    There are quite a number of exciting pairs of producers operating at the moment, but not many of them actually share their life with one another like husband and wife, Kelly and Caleb Ellis, that make music under the name of Danjasop. The songs of their forthcoming debut EP have just the right ingredients to make any party worthwhile. We can find a slightly suggestion of the kind of latin rhythms that Mala went on searching in Cuba ( “Long D Tom”) and smooth electro-pop with better drops than Grimes’ Go (“Qwenstafari”) in less than sixteen minutes of music. The title track and…
 
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    colcifer

  • Frequency Modulation – It’s Not So Bad Part III: Synthesizing Brass

    colcifer
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    FM can produce quite nice brass sounds and, in this tutorial, we’ll be synthesizing a very 80s trumpet. Just as in tutorial two, I’ll have you set your amp and filter envelopes first, so that we don’t have to interupt any FM-y goodness for them. For the amp envelope, use a ~15ms attack, very snappy decay, and very high sustain. The filter envelope should have a ~20ms attack and a medium sustain. You can leave the decay and release stages at their defaults. Now, for the FM-y goodness: You’ve probably read that trumpets produce a complete harmonic series (if you…
  • Frequency Modulation – It’s Not So Bad Part II: Synthesizing Bells

    colcifer
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    It’s not for nothing that FM is famous for bell sounds. In this tutorial, we’ll create a sound along the lines of wind chime We’ll create and initialize a Thor and remove the analog oscillator and filter. For a bell, we’ll want to turn down the sustain levels in the envelopes and raise the release times to around the same value as the decay times. For flexibility, we’ll apply FM via the matrix. Create two FM pair oscillators and route the second to the first (don’t forget to turn down the FM amount knob). To find the right ratio, just keep hitting the up…
  • Frequency Modulation – It’s Not So Bad Part I: Introduction

    colcifer
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    I don’t claim to be an expert in FM; I don’t claim to be especially good at it, for that matter. I do claim, however, that FM is not as hard or scary as you might have heard and I hope to prove this over the course of three tutorials. From my tinkering with FM, I have come to the conclusion that it is difficult to learn because of the dirth of good user interfaces, rather than any property of the method, itself. The trouble is that FM synthesizers is that they, by necessity, have more parameters that need to be set than most others; presenting them all intuitively is difficult.
  • Three kHs ONE Tips

    colcifer
    19 Dec 2013 | 6:26 pm
    I’ve had the ONE Re since before it was released (I was a beta tester) but I’ve never said much about it, here or elsewhere. I thought I’d make up for lost time and share a few tips that are off the beaten path. 1. The sub oscillator doesn’t have to be a sub oscillator. The initial patch sets the sub oscillator’s octave to -1. This is is very sensible but it will lead some to overlook that it can be set all the way up to +5. Using the sub oscillator’s unique tones in higher octaves greatly expands the range of sounds that you can create. (I’ve found…
  • Dylan Stratocaster Sold

    colcifer
    6 Dec 2013 | 3:21 pm
    The guitar that was the subject of an older article has been auctioned for $965,000.
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    Feast of Music

  • Deltron 3030, Kid Koala and Nomadic Massive at Celebrate Brooklyn

    Nick Fallon
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    by: Nick Fallon On Saturday, Deltron 3030 played a free show at the Prospect Park Bandshell as part of the ongoing Celebrate Brooklyn Series. The group, which consists of Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala, were supported by an eight person string ensemble, four backup singers, a four person horn section, bass, drums and electric guitar. Montreal based multicultural/multilingual group Nomadic Massive opened with a set showcasing their great live energy. Using only turntables and vinyls, Kid Koala followed with a solo DJ set that set the stage for hip-hop the way…
  • FREE TICKETS: Portishead Tribute at LPR (CONTEST ENDED)

    Melanie Wong
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    NOTE: This contest has ended. This Thursday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m., composer-pianist Brittany Anjou leads the second annual tribute to Portishead's Roseland NYC Live album at (le) poisson rouge. The epic event includes a chamber orchestra, DJ, and some of NYC's most adventurous vocalists.  Catch the show with a pair of free tickets, courtesy of FoM!  For your chance to win: 1. Email free@feastofmusic.com    -OR- 2. Tweet #FreeTickets #PortisheadTribute @feastofmusic  (and don't forget to follow us!)   -OR- 3. Head to our Facebook page and COMMENT on our…
  • Preview: Grateful Dead Lyricist Robert Hunter at City Winery July 21-23, Aug. 2

    Jim Rosenfield
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    In their heyday, which never ended if you're a Deadhead, the Grateful Dead were distinguished by great tunes, long jams, and exquisite, poetic lyrics. Lyricist Robert Hunter, the silent member of the band, will perform some of the Dead's iconic songs over the next few nights at City Winery.  More than a wordsmith, Hunter was integral to the band, particularly in their mind-bending, culture-changing early years. This is an historic event for anyone who loves rock history and wants to revisit those far-off but forever influential times. Tickets and info on the City Winery website.
  • Tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger at Damrosch Park

    Peter Matthews
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I really wanted to be at today's all-star tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger, happening right now at Damrosch Park, but there are too many other things to do. At least I can watch it from home, courtesy of this live webstream provided by Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Check out the incredible full lineup below. A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger, featuring: Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, Paul Winter Consort, Martha Redbone, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, Guy Davis, Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters, David Amram with Adira & Alana Amram, Tiokasin…
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    KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography

  • Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES Land FOCUS of NY Cover

    Kenal Louis
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES captured by Kenal Louis Photography is an art form I enjoy very much because like traditional painting and drawing, it allows me to be creative as well as expressive with my camera. Along with being expressive and creative, I also get the pleasure to meet and... The post Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES Land FOCUS of NY Cover appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Abstract Art Drawings Called Wave Of Thoughts

    Kenal Louis
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Abstract Art Drawings Post modern and contemporary art is flooded with various styles of art through traditional mediums. The interpretation of abstract art is something that is wide open and have been  expressed several ways visual artists in the 21st century. Art was used for many religious purposes and political... The post Abstract Art Drawings Called Wave Of Thoughts appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Soulful Female Vocalist Ashley DuBose

    Kenal Louis
    29 May 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Soulful Female Vocalist Presented On Kenalsworld There are musicians and vocalists that are so moving, when they open their mouth to sing that beauty comes out. This talented musicians have been seen by many people nationally and is a talent that I believe will one day hold a Grammy Award... The post Soulful Female Vocalist Ashley DuBose appeared first on KENALSWORLD | Kenal | Art | Design | Music | Photography.
  • Story Of Justin Jay Beatz

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

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

    Eric
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    For years, bands have been hiding images in their album covers because they figure people have better things to do than find their weird secret pictures. Well, joke’s on them. Dave Shumka admittedly didn’t have anything better to do. Here are 10 of them explained in one video. Check out
  • Facebook’s Revenue Soars On Mobile Ad Boom

    Eric
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    Facebook’s flourishing mobile ad business helped the social network to report impressive second quarter results. Revenue was up 61% to $2.91 billion, as the company’s profit more than doubled to $791 million. When Facebook started selling mobile advertising space in 2012, not even the keenest optimists could have predicted how
  • Guy Decides To Talk To Some Baby Goats; Hilarity Ensues

    Eric
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Baaaaaaah!
  • A Death In Springfield? Krusty the Clown?

    Eric
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    From Uproxx: The list of deceased Simpsons characters is surprisingly long. There’s Frank Grimes, Maude Flanders, Bleeding Gums Murphy, and Mona Simpson, of course, but don’t forget about Aunt Gladys and Shary Bobbins and Mr. Pinchy. Plus, all those many, many Ralphs. Those were all devastating deaths, but they’re nothing compared to the “Yellow
  • Why it’s important to know the blood types of video game characters

    Eric
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    From AV Club: The folks at OutsideXBox have shed some light on why Japanese game developers thought such information was important. In Japan, it’s believed that a person’s ABO blood group is an indicator of their personality. People with blood type A, like Chun Li, are marked as hardworking but stubborn, while
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  • LEADER OF THE PACK: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING NUMBER1 IN HIP HOP

    Ron Grant
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    SoSoActive.com When Yeezus speaks, the people and the press take notice. Having remained relatively quiet since his nuptials to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West has broken his silence in a recent GQ Magazine interview on everything from the reception of 2013’s Yeezus album to his desire to be a top designer in the fashion world to the tabloid wedding of the decade. But for Hip-Hop fans, the most important piece of information divulged by Yeezy probably had to be him seemingly conceding the top spot in Hip Hop to none other than October’s Very Own, Drake. Interviewed for the July issue of GQ by…
  • Round 2: Mayweather VS. T.I.

    Trish Guidry
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    SoSoActive.com Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and husband rapper T.I. (left) courtesy of blogs.ajc.com and world champion Floyd Mayweather (right) courtesy of ?streetz945.com “I was f**king his b***h!” This past Friday, undefeated world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather felt the need to air out some dirty laundry involving Blurred Lines rapper T.I.’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. Earlier this year rumors began circulating about the couple of thirteen years about their intentions to split. Rumor has it that T.I. not only cheated, but impregnated another woman. After the rumors submerged of the…
  • Black Jesus: The TV Show

    Trish Guidry
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    SoSoActive.com Black Jesus artwork courtesy of Junkyemonkeys.com As if Kanye West didn’t create enough controversy with his Yeezus album, Cartoon Network’s latest stint titled “Black Jesus” is sure to generate chaos. Rumored Yeezus album artwork. Left: Kanye West on a crucifix and right: an assumed disfigured melted Jesus piece. Courtesy of Idolator.com From the creator of the hit television series “The Boondocks”, Aaron McGruder teams up again with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim to release the new half hour series.   Black Jesus is a show that places Jesus on Earth, and of all…
  • Sunday Best Season 7 Episode 4 Recap

    jonsilva
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    SoSoActive.com With it being Sunday means it’s time for Sunday Best. Last week, we’ve witnessed ten of the twenty contestants sing their heart out to move one step closer to becoming the season seven winner of Sunday Best. This week we hear the back half of the twenty and ten singers go home. The first up tonight was Brittany Jones with Jesus is the Best Thing, which was, at best, average. McClurkin and Yolanda gave her their kudos while Sheard, whom opened up the show with a powerful performance, wanted more. That’s the problem plaguing these past two week; we have twenty great…
  • Sunday Best Season 7 Episode 3 Recap

    jonsilva
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    SoSoActive.com Sunday Best Season 7 Episode 3 To clear some things up, I thought Sunday Best was like every other talent show where the judges would pick those who are right and would then narrow down the choices to 20. That’s not how it works and I do feel as though they didn’t choice the right people to go through.With that being said, ten of the twenty singers performed tonight with Kristen Jamison kicking off the show. Sunday Best Season 7, Episode 3 kicked off with Kristen Jamison singing A Little More Jesus. Her performance was average at best; she didn’t move me the way she moved…
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  • Listen! Owl John – Stupid Boy

    Pete
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison returns with another new song from his Owl John side project. And he decided to name a track after me – how kind. The song is called Stupid Boy, and is a short, simple number. There’s not much to the song, but there’s beauty the song’s simplicity. Check it out […]
  • Listen! Anjou – Sighting

    Pete
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    In my quest to discover any and all kinds of post-rock, ambient, and experimental instrumental bands in the early 2000s, I found Labradford, who I quite enjoyed. Two guys from that band, Robert Donne and Mark Nelson, have formed Anjou, and are making all kinds of cool sounds and songs. Of course, I’m only basing […]
  • Listen! Banks – Beggin for Thread

    Pete
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    Banks will be releasing Goddess later this year. As she did with her EPs, she is not afraid of sharing, as she’s already given us track like Brain and Goddess. Our latest visit to the Banks (sorry) is with the song Beggin for Thread. We don’t have gloomy, well-produced synth pop, but a more upbeat […]
  • Listen! Laura Doggett – Phoenix

    Pete
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    SOHN is back at it again, popping on the producer hat and applying his skills to another talented artist. After helping BANKS, SOHN has given his hands and ears to Laura Doggett, and the track Phoenix. A simple, melodic, and original intro leads into some strong vocal work, on top of often sparse production. Hailing […]
  • Weekend Music: Tensnake – Pressure (Special Request Remix)

    rich
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    UK producer Paul Woolford has demolished (but in a good way) German producer Tensnake’s track Pressure. Do not listen to this through anything but your best speakers.
 
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  • Pharrell’s muddled message on ‘Come Get It Bae’

    Dan Turkel
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pharrell released a new video Wednesday for “Come Get It Bae” off his recent LP “G I R L” (hereafter “Girl”) featuring Pharrell directing a video shoot (or something) of a bunch of attractive girls dancing. There’s little to say about the song itself. The production is effectively all hook: A microscopic guitar riff and accompanying fuzz-bass looped ad nauseam, plus a shouted “Hey!” every single bar for the entire song.It’s almost as if Pharrell realized how little thought was necessary to make a pop song today since “Blurred Lines” succeeded with the exact same…
  • Helado Negro releases ‘I Krill You’ video

    Dan Turkel
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Ecuadorian-American producer Roberto Carlos Lange has been releasing tracks as Helado Negro since about 2009, but he’s already made himself something of a staple in the widely variegated scene that is “electronic music.” Earlier in the month, Lange released “I Krill You,” a single off his upcoming “Double Youth” LP. The track layers high-pitched, fast-paced drum sounds on top of a plodding, deep bassline, sandwiching Lange’s powerful-yet-restrained vocals in between. The track is much more than just a dance beat. Layers come in and out, play with each other and complement the…
  • Roses shares video for ‘It’s Over’

    Dan Turkel
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Roses is a Los Angeles-based trio making dreamy, jangly pop tracks like new wave never left. The band features former Abe Vigoda guitarist Juan Velazquez alongside Marc Steinberg on vocals and keyboards and Victor Herrera on bass. But Velazquez has done anything but stick to his sound from Vigoda, dropping the “tropicali punk” sound for a much more relaxed, summery vibe.Today Roses released a new video for the single “It’s Over” off their upcoming EP “Dreamlover.” The video, directed by Cassandra Lee Hamilton, features a host of young neo-hippies dancing and/or frolicking in a…
  • SBTRKT shares new song ‘New Dorp New York’ with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

    Alex Moore
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    SBTRKT has announced a new album “Wonder Where We Land,” scheduled for release in September.The new record follows a flurry of activity for the British producer and electronic wizard. Earlier this year he released a whole series of EPs called the “Transitions” EP series. He announced the new album will see collaborations with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, Warpaint’s Emily Kokal, Jessie Ware and more.You can now hear Koenig’s contribution on “New Dorp New York,” which is kind of like SBTRKT’s…
  • Confirmed: Weird Al Yankovic is No. 1 on the Billboard chart

    Alex Moore
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    After being locked neck and neck in a dead heat for the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending July 22, Weird Al Yankovic surged ahead of Jason Mraz on Tuesday to clinch his first ever number-one album with “Mandatory Fun.”With less than 24 hours to go on Monday night, website Hits Daily Double was reporting a lead of just 9 units over Mraz—a statistical tie. But Tuesday morning the site, which polls retailers to produce real-time analytics tracking on album sales, was reporting that Weird Al had moved ahead by 1,200 copies, and by Tuesday evening Al had his…
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  • Interview: Courtney Pine

    TheEditor (online)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    NO musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty years than Courtney Pine C.B.E. The groundbreaking multi-instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. Fresh from sell out shows across the US, Canada and Europe, headline slots at Bestival, Love Supreme and Greenbelt Festivals here in the UK, Courtney is back touring his critically acclaimed, ‘House of Legends’ set. This, his 15th studio album to date sees Courtney return to the…
  • REVIEW: Danuta Reah ‘Last Room’

    TheEditor (online)
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    The Last Room opens with a harrowing, hardly-bearable-to-read description of a pregnant woman being raped in the Cote d’Ivoire in 2005. I started the novel on 10 June, the first day of the Global Summit to End sexual violence in war, so this short chapter was immediately topical. “When I wrote the book, I had been reading about the civil war in Cote d’Ivoire”, remembers author Danuta Reah. “It seemed to epitomise what we have since become more aware of. I wanted to make a victim of this kind of appalling sexual violence (and I was by no means as graphic as I could have been…
  • Weezer share first single in three years

    TheEditor (online)
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Weezer fans it’s time to get excited… The band will reveal their new single ‘Back To The Shack’ today, to be released on 22 September. The ebullient and hook-laden track is taken from their anticipated new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, released on 29 September 2014and sees the Californian four piece back to their best. The band will also play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Wednesday 23 July for the song’s television debut.  Since forming in 1992, Weezer have released a myriad of celebrated, chart-topping albums, selling over 13…
  • Travel: Stockholm’s Summer Gems

    TheEditor (online)
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Whilst most people venture to Sweden’s capital in the atmospheric depths of a Nordic winter, there’s no doubt that Stockholm’s hedonistic summer vibe can be addictive; there’s even an ABBA song dedicated to it. From wild swimming, kayaking and island-hopping by boat in the archipelago by the day, to open-air bars and concerts by night there is always something to keep everyone busy. If you’re a night owl, then you’ll find that even the nightclubs of the Swedish capital head outdoors at this time of year. There’s no better place to soak up this unique atmosphere than by staying…
  • Johnny Marr Announces New Solo Album ‘Playland’

    TheEditor (online)
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    News has broken from the Johnny Marr camp as he announces the release date for his second solo album ‘Playland’, on October 7. Last year, the legendary guitarist for The Smiths enjoyed a monumental start to his solo career with an abundance of critical acclaim for his Top 10 debut solo album ‘The Messenger’. Meanwhile, his shows were celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths plus others from his extensive back catalog. Marr’s answers this with the release of ‘Playland’, which…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • The Strictly the Best edition of Access Granted this Friday: DJ Kash, Craig Lion, and JahLion Sounds

    Kahlil Wonda
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Strictly the Best edition of Access Granted this Friday with DJ Kash, Craig Lion, and JahLion SoundsFiled under: events, Hip Hop, reggae Tagged: Access Granted, Atlanta, Club Pisces, CraigLion, dancehall, dj kash, Friday, Jahlion, parties, reggae clubs, v103.3fm
  • A$AP FERG Featured on Brand New REMIX from Bunji Garlin

    Kahlil Wonda
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Bunji Garlin is making a BIG noise this summer with his new album “Differentology” dropping on RCA August 12th in the US (International album release dates vary). Bunji Garlin – Truck On D Road – Artwork The new remix single “Truck On D Road” featuring A$AP FERG is taking the original song to an even wider audience. Related articles A$AP Ferg Joins Bunji Garlin “Truck On D Road” Listen to Bunji Garlin’s “Truck On D Road (Remix)” f/ A$AP Ferg A$AP Ferg to Play Second-Ever Ceremonia Festival in Mexico Bunji Garlin –…
  • The No More War Riddim, featuring Gyptian

    Kahlil Wonda
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Artwork for the No More War Riddim, For an uplifting experience, check out these singles from the new “No More War” riddim, in stores now.   Related articles Brand New Official HD Video for Gyptian’s hit song “Overtime” Music Review: Romain Virgo and Gyptian Gyptian Drops New EP Entitled SLR Sizzla Kalonji: “Make it Right” on the Reggae Land Riddim Stream: Gyptian, “Overtime” Crop Over 2014: June Bomb Riddim (2nd Edition) – Various Artistes Riddim Commission Ft. Eve | ‘Why Would You Stop’ [Music] Filed under: News,…
  • Fall In Love With Trinidadian Diva Fay Ann Lyons

    Kahlil Wonda
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, EDM and dance music elements are all undeniable. #487659175 / gettyimages.com #487659197 / gettyimages.com #487659129 / gettyimages.com #487659131 / gettyimages.com #487659115 / gettyimages.com Related articles Bunji, Fay-Ann on BET today Bungi Garlin Invades Atlanta Bunji, Fay-Ann slam ‘disrespect’, pull out Jazz…
  • Various Artists: Pacific Reggae Vol. 1

    Kahlil Wonda
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Reggae is universal, and that certainly includes the west coast of The United States and the islands of the Pacific ocean.  If you are a reggae lover, you will not be disappointed by this various artists compilation from VP Records, “Pacific Reggae Volume 1.” Various Artists: Pacific Reggae Vol. 1 Artwork Related articles Homegrown Northwest Reggae Festival // July 25-26 in Carnation, WA Cool up & join the Musical Heatwave in today’s monthly Reggae MD Global Listening Party California Roots Music & Arts Festival on the (5/23-5/25) Calling All Reggae Lovers Various…
 
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  • The Castle Walls

    aftertheshow
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Castle Walls is a new (Twitter followers thus far: 13) brother/sister band from NYC. “Pushing Daisies” blends a steady driving drumbeat with male/female vocal overlapping and gentle folk guitar strumming. Listen for yourself below!
  • “Blue”

    aftertheshow
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Nice video of First Aid Kit playing “Blue” from 2012: Trivia: First Aid Kit sing background vocals on the new Jenny Lewis song “The Voyager” — from the record of the same name that just came out today!
  • Interview: Des Ark

    aftertheshow
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I spoke to Aimée Argote of Des Ark yesterday about her new record Everything Dies, knowing when a song is done, and touring as a vegan. People in Los Angeles, catch Des Ark play next week (7/24) at Origami Vinyl in … Continue reading →
  • Alvvays

    aftertheshow
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Excited for Toronto band Alvvays to release their debut record next week? If so, watch Alvvays play their track “Archie, Marry Me” this morning at Studio Q:
  • Interview: BEACH

    aftertheshow
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Karen Mould (aka B*tch, Capital B) is a violinist, singer, actor, filmmaker, poet, and runs Short Story Records. She answers questions about her project BEACH, gives insight into older songs like “Traffic,” and discusses the intersections between creativity/artistic truth and technology. After The … Continue reading →
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  • Jason Biggs Jokes About the Malaysian Airline Plane Crash

    Dianne Franc
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:46 am
    American Pie actor Jason Biggs recently tweeted a joke saying, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?” and that didn’t make a good impression to his followers. He was just trying to make the situation light but followed up with a very empathic tweet saying, “In all seriousness, tho- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh. It’s saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover.”  We think it’s just all the wrong timing that he…
  • Dragon Ball Z Movie on 2015

    Dianne Franc
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    To all Manga and Anime fans, Dragon Ball Z is finally going to be a reality in the silver screen next year! According to Shueisha’s V Jump Magazine, the movie is set to be released on 2015 Spring time. Akira Toriyama is the creator of the movie and we can all expect that it’s probably going to be epic. But not to keep your hopes up, he originally intended to have the story like that of the series but now made a statement that he made a different take on the storyline and the writing of the movie. And in case you are wondering, no it’s not going to be real actors on this one. It…
  • One Direction’s Harry Styles is Leaving the Band

    Dianne Franc
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    If you want to know the truth about it, then you better read on especially if you are a huge fan of this group specifically Harry Styles. Well you won’t be able to help but think that he is going to a different direction when he has decided just recently to put up his own publishing company without the boys. He now has his own company called HSA Publishing LTD along with account Alan McEvoy. He is the same person who has helped the band to be established back in 2010 and now he’s working alone with Styles for their new company. Styles has also been spotted to be recording solo in…
  • Indie Music Artists like Ed Sheeran on the Rise

    Dianne Franc
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Since the underground and indie music scene has been rising lately, we would like to be the one who shares with the latest music that is out there that are so good that you won’t help but download them and have them on your car speakers. Yes the mainstream is still dominating the scene, but the indie music crowd is seriously even becoming more recognized now not only because of their independence but because of they are really that good! They are so good that they are now gaining fans, recognitions and even tours that they don’t even need the help of record labels. Although some…
  • Big Bang Theory Stars Still Don’t Have Their Contracts

    Dianne Franc
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    If you’re a big fan of the hit US sitcom the The Big Bang Theory, then you are one of those anticipating their return on this new season. There is only 2 weeks left before their scheduled production and the network still can’t seem to get a hold of these actors for the contract signing. The Hollywood Reporter said that the production could be delayed if they don’t get to show up right on time for their scheduled deals. The show is definitely going back to run especially with the high demand of people requesting for it to be back already. If you haven’t seen the show,…
 
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  • Jessie Ware releases "Share It All," co-written by The xx’s Romy Madley Croft (listen)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan by Andrew Sacher Jessie Ware at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Robert Altman) You've already heard "Tough Love" from the new Jessie Ware album of the same name, and she's now released another single from it, "Share It All," which appears on the album's deluxe version. It was co-written by The xx's Romy Madley-Croft (and produced by Jessie's frequent collaborator Julio Bashmore), and you can definitely tell it was written by an xx member. Check it out below. Jessie also has an upcoming tour which hits NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
  • Dum Dum Girls touring this fall, playing Brooklyn Bowl on Devil’s Night (dates)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Dum Dum Girls @ Prospect Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield) Dum Dum Girls have been on tour for pretty much all of 2014, and just played Pitchfork in Chicago last weekend. The ladies will be taking deserved break for the rest of the summer -- only playing a few select festival dates -- but will hit the road again this fall surrounding their appearance at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Those dates include a requisite stop in NYC, playing a Devil's Night (or Mischief Night, if you prefer) show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 30. Tickets go on sale…
  • Lily Allen Shares Glastonbury Tribute Video for ‘As Long As I Got You’!

    JonAli
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's BlogJon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogCheck out the premiere of Lily Allen‘s latest music video for “As Long As I Got You“! The track serves as another promotional single off her third studio album Sheezus, which is available everywhere now via Regal and Parlophone Records. The 29-year-old English singer is seen walking around this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the brand new clip, where she reflects on her past experiences at the big festival where she met her husband Sam Cooper. “Glastonbury has always been a huge part…
  • The xx playing Guggenheim International Gala pre-party

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan The xx at Radio City in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield) The last time The xx played NYC was when they played 25 shows for 40 people each at Park Avenue Armory in March (which Geoff Rickly paid $2000 to see), and their next show here will also be an unconventional one. They'll perform at the pre-party for this year's Guggenheim International Gala benefit which happens November 5 from 9 PM to midnight. There's a benefit dinner the following night which honors 2014 Guggenheim exhibition artists Carrie Mae Weems, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene (in…
  • Pitbull Premieres New Single, ‘Fireball’ featuring John Ryan!

    JonAli
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's BlogJon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogFollowing his GRL-assisted hit “Wild Wild Love,” Pitbull premieres it’s official follow-up entitled “Fireball” featuring John Ryan! The track will serve as the official lead single off his upcoming eighth studio album Globalization, which is scheduled to be released this fall via RCA Records. Produced and written alongside Pitbull, Andreas Schuller, John Ryan, Tom Peyton and Ilsey Juber, “Fireball” is another upbeat pop jam from the hit-maker driven by a killer chorus, a…
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  • Jessie Ware releases "Share It All," co-written by The xx’s Romy Madley Croft (listen)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan by Andrew Sacher Jessie Ware at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Robert Altman) You've already heard "Tough Love" from the new Jessie Ware album of the same name, and she's now released another single from it, "Share It All," which appears on the album's deluxe version. It was co-written by The xx's Romy Madley-Croft (and produced by Jessie's frequent collaborator Julio Bashmore), and you can definitely tell it was written by an xx member. Check it out below. Jessie also has an upcoming tour which hits NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
  • Dum Dum Girls touring this fall, playing Brooklyn Bowl on Devil’s Night (dates)

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Dum Dum Girls @ Prospect Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield) Dum Dum Girls have been on tour for pretty much all of 2014, and just played Pitchfork in Chicago last weekend. The ladies will be taking deserved break for the rest of the summer -- only playing a few select festival dates -- but will hit the road again this fall surrounding their appearance at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Those dates include a requisite stop in NYC, playing a Devil's Night (or Mischief Night, if you prefer) show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 30. Tickets go on sale…
  • Lily Allen Shares Glastonbury Tribute Video for ‘As Long As I Got You’!

    JonAli
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's BlogJon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogCheck out the premiere of Lily Allen‘s latest music video for “As Long As I Got You“! The track serves as another promotional single off her third studio album Sheezus, which is available everywhere now via Regal and Parlophone Records. The 29-year-old English singer is seen walking around this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the brand new clip, where she reflects on her past experiences at the big festival where she met her husband Sam Cooper. “Glastonbury has always been a huge part…
  • The xx playing Guggenheim International Gala pre-party

    brooklynvegan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan The xx at Radio City in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield) The last time The xx played NYC was when they played 25 shows for 40 people each at Park Avenue Armory in March (which Geoff Rickly paid $2000 to see), and their next show here will also be an unconventional one. They'll perform at the pre-party for this year's Guggenheim International Gala benefit which happens November 5 from 9 PM to midnight. There's a benefit dinner the following night which honors 2014 Guggenheim exhibition artists Carrie Mae Weems, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene (in…
  • Pitbull Premieres New Single, ‘Fireball’ featuring John Ryan!

    JonAli
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's BlogJon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogFollowing his GRL-assisted hit “Wild Wild Love,” Pitbull premieres it’s official follow-up entitled “Fireball” featuring John Ryan! The track will serve as the official lead single off his upcoming eighth studio album Globalization, which is scheduled to be released this fall via RCA Records. Produced and written alongside Pitbull, Andreas Schuller, John Ryan, Tom Peyton and Ilsey Juber, “Fireball” is another upbeat pop jam from the hit-maker driven by a killer chorus, a…
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Can Music Heal?

    Daniel Broniatowski
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    “Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from G-d is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and though shalt be well.” (Samuel XVI:16 According to […] Related Posts: The Value of Music Education Playing the Violin Like a Singer Instrumental Music Instruction and the Brain Why Music? The Benefits of Music Lessons The post Can Music Heal? appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • The Value of Music Education

    Daniel Broniatowski
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    In June, 2014, a Harvard University/Boston Children’s Hospital study was published in plos.org stipulating that children who have had regular musical training are at an advantage in a wide variety of disciplines in school. According to the Waco Tribune, ‘their findings indicate that playing an instrument seems to promote the brain’s “executive functions,” which contribute […] Related Posts: Instrumental Music Instruction and the Brain The Purpose of Music Lessons How to Choose a Violin Teacher Can Music Heal? The Benefits of Music Lessons The post The Value of Music…
  • Maestro Musicians Performs at Boston Beer’s Brewlywed 2014!

    Daniel Broniatowski
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
    On June 18, 2014, Maestro Musicians was again a major participant in the Boston Beer Company’s annual celebration of marriage. For those of you who don’t know Boston Beer, they are the folks that brew Sam Adams Beer. On that hot Wednesday morning, our string trio serenaded the crowds of people who lined up at […] Related Posts: Maestro Musicians Plays for Boston Beer Company’s… Book Boston Wedding Musicians Bloch Baal Shem Suite Pachelbel Canon What does a Wedding Quartet Cost? The post Maestro Musicians Performs at Boston Beer’s Brewlywed 2014! appeared…
  • How to Play the Violin

    Daniel Broniatowski
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Hello violin players and classical music enthusiasts! My name is Dr. Daniel Broniatowski and I am a violin teacher and performer based in Boston, MA, USA. You have most likely come to this page because you were looking for information about how to play the violin. I have taken the liberty of posting around 30 […] Related Posts: Learning to Play the Violin 1/3 Learning to Play the Violin 3/3 Learning to Play the Violin 2/3 Violin Lessons Online FAQ The post How to Play the Violin appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Robby and Betsy’s Wedding Music

    Daniel Broniatowski
    30 May 2014 | 12:29 pm
    On Sunday, May 18, Maestro Musicians played the wedding music for Betsy and Robby’s ceremony at the Marriott Long Wharf in downtown Boston. The couple requested a string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello). Betsy and Robby wanted a mellow, contemporary feeling as the guests entered the wedding hall and we started with What a […] Related Posts: Jewish Wedding Music Wedding Ceremony Music Samples Protected: Hear Us (Password Protected) Lindsay and David’s Wedding What Brides Say The post Robby and Betsy’s Wedding Music appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
 
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    Beta Site

  • Freak of the Week 1

    I.A. Entertainment
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you need solid rock performances that will inspire, create and drive your creations to the next level then you need I.A. Entertainments Freak of the Week 1. Thick electric guitars, driving bass, and grooving drums serve as the backbone to this 5 kit collection that captures the vibe and the drive of today’s most popular rock groups. Each kit contains a full mix, alternate variations of each instrument, fills and leads. Will be available for distribution in August but available on this site within a couple of weeks.
  • Free Cover Track

    Jojo
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Originally did this track quite some time ago because I wanted to do this cover for the ex but shes a trip so I said forget it. Was one of my favorite songs back in the days. Very talented group from Los Angeles A.K.A. The Flys- Got You. Free to use, dissect or whatever. It includes everything but the vocals.
  • All American Rock Con Kit

    I.A. Entertainment
    31 May 2014 | 5:31 pm
    In the process of getting this con kit out soon. Full set of songs with all the breakdowns for producers, song writers, and composers to create and inspire professional rock tracks at it’s finest. I’ll post a demo soon and will for sure update this post. Take a look around this site and you will see that we still have much to complete. So we’re pretty much busy at the moment but once we’re done.. This con kit is out!JoJo
  • Mogols New Single: Everybody

    Wengy
    28 May 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Mogol just released his new single along with a new site and video.
  • What’s going on?

    JoJo
    2 May 2014 | 11:59 am
    Ok I think its been almost 16 hours non stop in coding, design and getting something to eat every now and then. It’s about time that I have some free time in finally getting this out of the way. The way I’m building and designing this site is pretty much as a music shop and store. I write some music. jam with the fellows for a while then record vocals. Then “Bam” I have a completed track. Then of course at times I’ll just write the music, record it and then consider it as an added track for a construction kit or for what ever. Of course when I have the free time to do these things.
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • Sefiya – Ur Ma Faya Ft. General Pype

    identical
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    “Sexy singer SEFIYA has taken her music up a notch in this sensational dancehall/ragga tune “Ur Ma Faya”. The song produced by maestro producer Del B features Nigeria’s ragga/dancehall king, the 7 star General Pype. Body To Body is a sensual R&B tune by the pretty singer. Produced by El Mcee, Body To Body is a soothing tune to relax with. Listen and enjoy.” AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Sefiya – Ur Ma Faya Ft. General Pype appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: SHiiKANE – SugaKANE | B-T-S

    identical
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Mama A Records UK/Naija Girls Group SHiiKANE drops the Behind the Scene footage of there recently released tune “SugaKANE”. The video was produced by SHiiKANE and directed by @DirectorTeekay. Styled by @SHiiBrit Hair by @SignatureByDesign Makeup by @OtsBeauty Photography by @SignatureByDesign & @LaNur_MFT VIDEO DOWNLOAD The post VIDEO: SHiiKANE – SugaKANE | B-T-S appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Mojeed Ft. Kamar – Well Well (Prod. LeriQ)

    identical
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    960 Music Group/Aristokrat Records rapper, Mojeed, releases his newest single “Well Well” featuring R&B singer and label mate Kamar. Produced by Leriq, “Well Well” is the second single off his upcoming mixtape: “Westernised West-African”, scheduled to drop on Monday, July 28th, 2014. “Well Well” comes after a successful appearance in Leriq‘s Comment Tu’Tappelle mega hit which featured Burna Boy, Dammy Krane and Ozone and the release of his single, “No Time”. Mojeed had been rapping as a solo artist since after his group OMG split in…
  • Dammy Krane – Amin

    identical
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • Beginners Tips - How To Tune The Ukulele

    Barry Maz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    An absolute back to basics tip this one - video guide on tuning the ukulele.I do get irritated that when absolute beginners ask about tuning, they are often just met with someone shouting 'GET A CLIP ON TUNER' to them and nothing more...Good luck!copyright www.gotaukulele.com
  • iUke Piccolo Mini Ukulele REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Back with another ukulele review, and an instrument that has actually been around for a little while now - the iUke Piccolo mini ukulele.A little while ago I reviewed another piccolo uke (the John Daniel Pixie) and in that made reference to the iUke and the fact that I didn't really like it that much. That was based on me having played a couple briefly at uke festivals and nothing more. The UK distributor, Stones Music, got in touch and (rightly) suggested that I actually test one for a while and write up a fuller review. So here we go.The iUke is a solid topped piccolo or sopranino scale…
  • Stop With The Ukulele Rules

    Barry Maz
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    Just some things to mull over for you... Was merely considering the beauty that has been created by variances in the use of instruments to make music. Often it seems that people don't want that for the ukulele...The GuitarThe ViolinThe PianoDrumsStop telling people that you MUST play the ukulele this way or that. It's just a musical instrument.... Play what YOU like and what YOU want. Without development and variety on musical instruments I for one think the world of music would be a very one dimensional place.Thank you!copyright www.gotaukulele.com
  • The Biddulph Ukulele Day 2014!

    Barry Maz
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    I love a ukulele event, especially a new one - and Biddulph Ukulele Day in the UK on July 12 was just that.Held at two locations in Biddulph town, the event was organised by the Biddulph Ukulele group and was aimed at bringing some tuition, guidance and plain good old fun to the town.Things kicked off with workshops from two of the UK's finest players and teachers - Phil Doleman and Peter Moss, and the day then developed into an open mic, mass jam session at the Biddulph Town Hall. Phil and Peter then took to the open mic stage later on in the day to perform a blistering and unrehearsed set…
  • Comic Book Hero - Mike Hind / Uncle Elvis

    Barry Maz
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Now this is a great song - written and performed by Mike Hind - also known as Uncle Elvis, a much loved player in the ukulele world and beyond.( DIRECT LINK )copyright www.gotaukulele.com
 
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • Pedestrian dies after being dragged 8 blocks

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Area of accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – An elderly man was struck and killed after being hit by at least two vehicles late Wednesday night. According to officials, at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, an elderly man was in the middle of the road when he was hit by a car in the area of Meadowview Road and 21st Street. A second vehicle, a Honda CRV, then struck the victim and dragged him for at least 8 blocks before the driver realized what had happened. The victim has been identified by the Sacramento Coroner as 90-year-old Russell Victor Johnson of Sacramento. According to the coroners…
  • Fresno Women arrested for credit card fraud

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Porcha BushCredit: Turlock PD Ashley FambroughCredit: Turlock PD TURLOCK, CA – Two women were arrested in Turlock on Monday after attempting to withdraw funds with a fraudulent debit card and fake ID. According to police, 26-year-old Porcha Bush and 18-year-old Ashley Fambrough, both from Fresno, were arrested on Tuesday outside of a Wells Fargo Bank with more than 30 fake credit cards in their possession. Apparently Bush had entered the Wells Fargo Bank and produced a fake ID and fraudulent debit card in an attempt to make a withdrawal. When the teller attempted the transaction the card…
  • Cal Expo shuts down ATM – Man arrested for fraud

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    SACRAMENTO, CA – An ATM machine that was being used to steal unsuspecting consumer’s credit card information has been shut down at Cal Expo. According to Cal Expo police, 21-year-old Darius Deangelo Evans was arrested on a felony warrant issued by the San Francisco Police Department. Evans used the stolen information to make purchases at the Bloomingdale store in San Francisco. Evans stands accused of creating credit cards in his name using stolen account numbers he retrieved from an ATM machine setup at Cal Expo, spending thousands of dollars on electronics, clothes and jewelry.
  • The Go Go’s take on Thunder Valley

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Go Go’s Perform at Thunder Valley Casino LINCOLN, CA – The 80s were back at Thunder Valley Casino Resort as the Replay America tour arrived featuring the Go Go’s, Patty Smyth of Scandal, Martha Davis and The Motels and Naked Eyes featuring Pete Byrne. Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes The show kicked off at 6:30 p.m., a full half hour later than planned. Originally Cutting Crew was to be on the tour, but they had problems getting Visas issued in time to make the tour. Opening the evening was Naked Eyes with founding member Pete Byrne. Fellow founding member Rob Fisher passed away in…
  • 2nd body found in Sacramento River

    Randy Miramontez
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    SACRAMENTO, CA – A body was discovered Monday morning near the I Street Bridge in the Sacramento river and now a second body has been discovered near Garden Highway. The two incidents do not appear to be connected. According to Fox40, the second body was found in the Sacramento River Monday around 5:30 p.m. near an area popular with the homeless. Recovery crews had to use special equipment to pull the body out of the water due to the steep terrain. The coroner has not released the identities of either body. The first body is believed to belong to a white male in his 30s and the condition of…
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    Bnovamusic | The Home of Bossa Nova

  • Interview with Dave Holmes

    Briank7
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The man trying to spread Brazilian music across Europe. We sat down to have an interview with Dave Holmes. Dave Holmes Bnovamusic:We know that you are already involved in another genre of music, namely electronic music. What made you decide to become a bossa nova artist ? Dave Holmes: After a long break from playing Samba percussion in a group called Toque Tambor, I attended the first ever ‘Encontro’ in the UK centre for Carnival Arts, where many fantastic Samba percussionists from around Europe and Brazil performed. I came away with a real surge of energy and a feeling that I had…
  • The Drums of Bossa Nova

    Briank7
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    There are many unique characteristics that define this beautiful genre and in this article first published in “Easy Does It” we highlight the drums of bossa nova. Marketing has gone truly global. At least for those of us living in the Western world and glued to a screen with access to the internet, there are trends that everybody seem to subscribe to, at least for a minute. Right this minute, there are two trends leading to Brazil, one the biggest in the world, the other just a musical footnote. The latter is about the 50th anniversary of the release of Getz/Gilberto (never mind…
  • Album of the week: Let Your Love Rise – Fabiana Passoni

    Briank7
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Fabiana Passoni displays her  known strengths and reveals some new ones on her latest release, “Let Your Love Rise.” Imagine a sunny afternoon at the beach in seclusion or with an intimate acquaintance and a bottle of Cachaça (Brazilian achohol). Now imagine the perfect soundtrack to go with that experience and what you might get is Fabiana Passoni’s “Let your Love Rise.” A collection of songs released more than 1 year after her previous record the excellent, “Dim the lights.” The song that shares the title of this EP is an original song and Fabiana’s performance is…
  • Such a good night for bossa

    Briank7
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is such a goodnight for bossa Not much information is available about the The Charlie Steinmann Orchestra.  What we do know is that group did in fact release one song of particularly notoriety entitled, “It is such a good night.” This go lucky tune has riveting melodies and bright vocals with the kind of light-hearted lyrics that defined the mood on the beach of Rio in the 1950′s. The song features many pop elements but is widely regarded as a bossa nova song primarily. The bossa elements are all present so we can accept that. What better way to bring in the summer than…
  • Nicola Conte releases Free Souls

    Blake64
    29 May 2014 | 11:14 am
    Italian producer Nicola Conte has released his latest album entitled “Free Souls”. The album represents and exploration for the producer as he turns his talents to the genres of Soul and Afro-Soul coupling with his Jazz and Brazilian influences . Released by Schema Records the two entities come together for the 13 track release. Free Souls Known for his work in the latin , jazz and Brazilian music spheres the is Conte’s 8th full album release to go with a number of compilation albums. Among those to team up with Conte on his current release are: Bridgette Amofah ( featured…
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • 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 www.clubcookiesmk.com
  • EDM JULY 2014 MIX - intheorious

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

    DJ Intheorious
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    This is a mix by my self and Walshy. You'll Be Expecting Nothing But Fresh Current R'n'B, Hip-Hop, Bashment, Deep House & Afrobeats. For Ticket Info Hit Walshy or myself Up Via Twitter Or Direct Message Me On Here. Twitters: @DJWalsh_ @DJintheorious Hope You Enjoy The Mix, Please Leave Any Feedback Or Feel Free To Ask Me Any Questions. @officialdjwalsh Tracklist:
  • Bashment Summer Mix 2014

    DJ Intheorious
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Summer Bashment mix with tunes im playing n the club right now. Hear me play these tunes at: Oceana Watford - Friday Cookies and Cream Milton Keynes - Saturday Liquid Windsor - Sunday Tracklist Kalado - Bad Inna Bed [Raw] Macka Diamond - Dye Dye - [Raw] Gaza Slim - Mama Said (RAW) Vybz Kartel - Hold Me (Hurt It Up) [Raw] Aidonia - So Good (Raw) Chronixx - Behind Curtain RDX - Pum Pum Medley [raw] Chris Brown - Show Me vs Toasted - intheorious edit Konshens - Big People Ting (Raw) Vybz Kartel - Pussy Me Say [raw] Aidonia - Boom Flick [raw] Konshens - Anyweh Mavado - Bruk Out Sean Paul - Do Di…
  • Funkystepz Mix

    DJ Intheorious
    27 May 2014 | 5:32 am
    LOVE these guys productions. So done a lil mini mix full of my fav tunes. Hit subscribe if you wanna hear more as soon as they come out. Twitter - @djintheorious iTunes - DJ Intheorious www.intheorious.co.uk Tracklist Coming later today
 
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    Musiclipse

  • John Legend, Nach and Anni B. Sweet star in the new ad for San Miguel

    AlexandreG.
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    As is tradition with the beginning of summer, San Miguel presents his new commercial for the season. With a choral song that keeps the “goodroll” trend of recent years, the quintessential beer brand presents its new campaign. Again, the beer maintains the concept that has given many hits, framing it within his now famous claim: [&hellip(Visited 3 times, 3 visits today)
  • Radiohead New Album Recording to Begin in September

    AlexandreG.
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood has unveiled the group’s plans to meet up and start rehearsing and recording the new album in September. To NME he said: ‘We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it’s sounding’. This will be the ninth studio album of the band led by Thom Yorke [&hellip(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)
  • Top 5 Best Metallica Albums

    AlexandreG.
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Metallica are one of the most influential metal bands in rock history. They brought thrash metal to the mainstream and in the process became one of the biggest bands in the world. See what are, definitely, the Best Metallica Albums ever.     5 – ‘Kill ‘Em All‘ – (1983, Megaforce) Metallica’s original line-up featured [&hellip(Visited 150 times, 4 visits today)
  • Pink Floyd To Release First New Album (‘Endless River’) in 20 Years This Fall

    AlexandreG.
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It’s been 20 years since the last Pink Floyd album came out, and apparently David Gilmour is ready to get the band on track again. The report surprised fans and was first advanced by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, via Twitter: ‘Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River,’” Samson wrote.     [&hellip(Visited 89 times, 2 visits today)
  • The Best Arctic Monkeys Wallpapers

    AlexandreG.
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Arctic Monkeys were formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield and became today one of the U.K.’s biggest bands of the new millennium. They have incorporate the sounds from bands like Franz Ferdinand, The Clash, The Strokes and The Libertines into a new sound of their own, like a danceable indie-rock type. [&hellip(Visited 776 times, 17 visits today)
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    The Record Stache

  • Pollimer – Art Is Heart

    Matt
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Next up in our series of exclusive mixes, is Art is Heart. The goal for the series is to get a glimpse into what inspires the artists that I write about, and to find out how what they listen to influences their own sound and style. With Art is Heart, Pollimer delivered in full. Listening to this mix, I can hear exactly how the music that he has been listening to has shaped his own sound as he worked on his Find Me EP. Pollimer pulls together an hour of songs that are bursting with atmosphere. Throughout the mix you’ll hear music from POLIÇA, Active Child, Sylvan Esso, MØ, and a…
  • The Sweet Five #92

    Matt
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    if you’re sitting at your desk, at home – wherever and you need a pick me up – The Sweet Five is your hit. Whether you’re into the hippest of hops, or the indie-ist of rocks – The Sweet Five has music that will make your Grandma feel good about herself. The Sweetest Five tracks of the week are below! Ella Henderson – Ghost So Ella Henderson is eighteen years old, but has the voice of a 35 year old woman who has been singing the blues for fifteen years. Ella Henderson, finished sixth on X Factor Britain when she was sixteen. Ghost is a beautifully haunting…
  • Premiere: Neo-Safari – Electric Feel (MGMT x Henry Green Rework)

    Matt
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard MGMT’s massive hit, Electric Feel. It’s pretty awesome that the song has continued to stay so relevant, considering that it came out almost 8 years ago in the fall of 2007. That might as well be 80 years since music is so quick to come and go on the internet. People are still recording covers of Electric Feel, and producers are still remixing the track. Neo-Safari went a step beyond the typical remix. The producer remixed a remix of a cover of Electric Feel. Hopefully that makes sense. There’s so much separation here,…
  • Premiere: Brin McClory – Far Out Places

    Matt
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Brin McClory first caught my ear with his debut single, Forever 21, a year or so ago. It was just way too catchy to ignore. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one who noticed, because the song earned over 65,000 views on YouTube. After spending the past year perfecting his sound, while building up a dedicated fan base, Brin is now preparing the release of his debut EP, Far Out Places In anticipation of the project, director Tyler Yee was brought on board to oversee the making of the title track’s visuals. The music video features McClory on a joyride through the desert with an…
  • PLOY – The End of Time / Hold On

    Matt
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:33 pm
    PLOY have kicked off an exciting new series for the month of July called Summer Songs. I had every intention on getting their first track, The End of Time, posted last week but life happened. I’ll try to make up for it now. Hold On is the second single in the line-up, and I have to say that these are some pretty strong offerings, so far. These tracks are essential summer listening. Both songs in the series completely radiate the warm feelings of the season in their own way. The End of Time has a chilled out tropical synth vibe, where Hold On is more of a hopeful love song that is…
 
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    Right Chord MusicRight Chord Music | Right Chord Music

  • Best Of Amazing Tunes No. 6 Siren Lines – Feed The Fire

    rightchord
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Siren Lines are from Sydney and comprise Garry Taulu, Jake Smithers Cain Taylor, Dean Andersen and Alex Dimitrovski. It’s still early days for this band but we find them really promising, It’s great to hear Amazing Radio giving this track airtime. Siren Lines have the backing of the A&R Department, a company set up by Matt O’Connor the former Head of A&R at Warner Music Australia, so clearly they are in good hands. The A&R Department is a rich breeding ground for new Australian talent, we’ve previously featured another of their artists Meg Mac on our FSOL…
  • Episode 91. Lost On Radio

    rightchord
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:04 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, simply because they don’t have the budgets or support to secure daytime air-play. 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…
  • First Signs Of Love 114. Golden Coast

    rightchord
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:31 pm
    As the blazing hot sun continues to beat down on the UK, the debut single from Californian duo Golden Coast   seems like the perfect soundtrack. This is pool-side party music at it’s finest. With danceable drums, sunny synths, verby guitars and just enough rasp in the falsetto to offset the levity. The duo is made up of Steven Mudd and Denny White who you might recognise from previous appearances on our Lost On Radio Show.  The duo made the trek from the mountains of Colorado and the San Jacinto desert to Los Angeles nearly a decade ago, met in college (classmates and friends with Brent…
  • Artist of The Week. Jacko Hooper

    rightchord
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Singer-songwriter Jacko Hooper, is a thoroughly modern musician. From recording music in his Brighton bedroom, to a youtube following of over half a million, his rise to recognition is quite astounding. New generation musicians are building their careers on the web, a technique the likes of Ed Sheeran and Lewis Watson mastered. Now, Jacko Hooper is next in line. Click here to view the embedded video. Dedicated to his loyal online fans, Hooper’s début EP ‘For You’ offers a collection of timeless alternative folk songs. Support for the EP was established through innovative web site…
  • Frasier Banks – Riding Free

    rightchord
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    Released via Dyne Road Recordings, Frazier Banks delivers the coolest track since Mikey Rocks by The Cool Kids. ‘Riding Free’ will blow your minds. Click here to view the embedded video.
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    Hamptons DJ

  • Southampton Commons 2014 Annual Holiday Party

    Paul
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    It’s really been a strange summer, and the one constant is the annual holiday party at Southampton Commons.  It was a relief for me to get back to work after a two week hiatus.  I hope the rest of my summer improves.  Here is my set list i rocked.  Opened up with some big band […] The post Southampton Commons 2014 Annual Holiday Party appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • 6/21/14 #Birthday Party Fadi Zaya Wainscott

    Paul
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Birthday Party for Fadi Zaya Birthday parties are great in the summer time.I was really looking forward to this birthday party for multiple reasons.  The kind of music, and people renting the house for the weekend.  It’s usually a great combination for a great party and I knew it.   When i found out that […] The post 6/21/14 #Birthday Party Fadi Zaya Wainscott appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • 6/20/14 Silo fundraiser Ronkonkoma

    Paul
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Silo Fundraiser in Ronkonkoma I was approached late to do a fundraiser in Ronkonkoma for Silo.  It’s been a crazy week.  As many of you may know Long Island Dj School was honored in a article in Newsday (read here) this week which led to flood of messages on my facebook page and many phone […] The post 6/20/14 Silo fundraiser Ronkonkoma appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Fundraiser Joesph Holmes North Sea FD 5/24/14

    Paul
    26 May 2014 | 11:39 am
    Back to do another fundraiser for our friend Joseph Holmes who had some unfortunate health problems related to renting a building for his business.  When i heard the story I said yes immediately.   Knowing what i know about the North Sea Fire Department and their extended community i knew that this was a cause […] The post Fundraiser Joesph Holmes North Sea FD 5/24/14 appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Fundraiser Relay for Life 2014 Southampton High School

    Paul
    26 May 2014 | 11:28 am
    This fundraiser is unlike any other. It’s twelve straight hours 6pm-6am. Luckily i have dj and friend Sam Santiago to help me get through the event. And even if you split it 50 50 six hours is still long a gig. So I would classify this as a dj marathon. It’s not just about Dj’ing […] The post Fundraiser Relay for Life 2014 Southampton High School appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
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  • In Memoriam Charlie Haden

    surf
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Sad news arrived us at the end of the last week: Charlie Haden, one of the greatest jazz bass players, has passed away at the age of 76.  Charlie Haden was born back in  1937 in Shenandoah, Iow, at a farm. At the age of 14, he began to play the bass. This instrument became his way of expressing his impressions, feelings and thoughts. In his music, you can still listen the folk and country music he listened to when growing up at his parents farm. But fortunately, he did not stick to only this kind of music, instead he developed an afection to classical music and, of course, to jazz music.
  • Is Jazz Worth Anything In Modern Society?

    surf
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Last Summer I had the opportunity visit some european cities and noticed that in every big city, there still are street musicians. They have been part of the urban landscape since the first cities were founded, becoming popular in the 20th-century-cities, e. g. the belly organ players typical for Berlin, Germany. And they are still around. But what kind of music do street musicians play? Do they play jazz? Well, most likely they won’t. As to my personal observations, most of them are singers with a guitar. And they don’t perform jazz repertoire, they usually play Top Ten hits or…
  • Sustainable crops

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

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

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

  • Laughter is the Music of Life

    Edward Reid
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Weird Al Yankovic"There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life".William OslerWhat is very valuable, but attainable without paying any price? There may be several things that fit as an answer, but the one thing that comes to my mind quickly is…
  • Musical Laws of Attraction

    Edward Reid
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    TankSeveral years ago I capitalized on an opportunity that arose to promote music for an independent record company. It was a wonderful experience and I got the chance to meet many more folks in the radio and music industries. Always interesting was the interaction with non-industry music buyers; those who just voiced their opinion of what they like or do not like. Recently I recalled one of the conversations with a young woman regarding one of the groups I was promoting. She listened to the single released by the group at the time, and I asked what she thought of all aspects of the record.
  • Just a Seventeen Year Old Girl

    Edward Reid
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    ZendayaTiming is very important. Especially when publishing a blog about entertainers in the music industry. October of last year I tentatively scheduled a post featuring young Disney triple threat artist Zendaya, fresh off the release of her new album at the time. In the eleventh hour I decided to make a change and went with a more prominent story. The decision paid dividends as Zendaya is really trending much more today, even more than her successful run to second place on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Last month, June 16, 2014 to be exact, it was announced that Zendaya would play Aaliyah…
  • Native Son of New Orleans

    Edward Reid
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    Trombone ShortyNew Orleans is a city unlike any other in the US. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that there is not another city like New Orleans in the world. With residents who understand and appreciate the historical value of everything from architecture to natural landscape and definitely the arts, New Orleans remains vibrant despite suffering devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.When you look at the title of this post there are hundreds of people that could fit the bill, especially when it comes to music. One of the foremost New Orleans musicians today might be Wynton…
  • Forever Divine

    Edward Reid
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    Sarah VaughanIf you have children, there is no time like the early stages of life. I am speaking of children from the ages one to four years, who learn so much during that short period. Of course, they also do and say some of the most precious things and we all remember them fondly with detail. There is one story I would like to tell about a young toddler that should bring smiles to your faces. It involves a child just shy of his second birthday, full of life possessing a brain like a sponge. As with most children, this child also loved music and started to express favorites. One of them was…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • The 27 Foot Long Speaker

    Bobby Owsinski
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Audiophiles can be quite obsessive, and when you're an engineer it can make that obsession even worse. In the 1930s engineer Roderick Denman built a huge loudspeaker into the roof of his house that faced straight downward into an octagonal listening area that he used for the flare of his giant horn, which extended some 20 feet. There he placed a few reclining chairs. Basically, you were sitting entirely inside the speaker when you listened!In order to get the best frequency response from the horn, it had to be large and straight. Many horns of the day were curved, which provided great low end…
  • Mastering Compression Tips And Tricks

    Bobby Owsinski
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Many engineers overlook the attack and release controls on a compressor but they can affect the sound more than you think, especially during mastering. In the latest edition of The Mastering Engineer's Handbook, I outline what these controls can do when used across a full mix either during mixing or mastering."The key to getting the most out of a compressor is the Attack and Release (sometimes called Recovery) parameter controls, which have a tremendous overall effect on a mix and therefore are important to understand. Generally speaking, transient response and percussive sounds are affected…
  • How The Ancients Used Sound

    Bobby Owsinski
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    There's a little-known scientific field known as archaeoacoustics that studies the sound of historical environments and its effects on the human body. These environments can vary from ancient temples to caves, but it's been discovered that they all have a similar quality - a resonant frequency between 70 and 130Hz.Most of the cavities that archaeoacoustics study are spiritual in nature, and the theory is that the exposure to the resonant frequency of the chamber has a physical effect on human brain activity, even to the point of triggering a different state of consciousness without the use of…
  • New Music Gear Monday: UAD Valley People Dyna-mite Plugin

    Bobby Owsinski
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    There are already so many cool compressors and limiter plugins available that you'd think there was none left to either invent or emulate. You might change your mind after hearing the new Universal Audio/Softube emulation of the Valley People Dyna-mite limiter/gate though.The Dyna-mite was an interesting hardware device released by the short lived Valley People Inc in the 80s, which was the brainchild of the great audio designer Paul Buff. It was perhaps the least expensive pro unit available at the time, mostly because it was supplied in a plastic box instead of a 19 inch rack mount. It did…
  • Eric Clapton "Layla" Isolated Guitar And Vocals

    Bobby Owsinski
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here's a rare treat. It's the isolated lead guitar and vocal track from Derek and the Dominos (Eric Clapton's band with drummer Jim Gordon, bassist Carl Radle, and keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, and supported by guest guitarist Duane Allman) hit "Layla" from the band's one and only album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.What you'll hear is a combination of a number of tracks - one of the rhythm guitar tracks in the chorus, the lead in the verses and choruses, the slide lead solo at the end of Part 1, one of the slide leads in Part 2, the end acoustic guitar, and the Leslie guitar at the end.
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    GroundFloorGo

  • Aeroplane Flies High- Honey EP

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Liverpool grunge power trio Aeroplane Flies High wear their influences on their sleeves. Named after one of my favorite b-sides from The Smashing Pumpkins, the band combines distorted fuzz, pounding drums, and husky yet harmonious vocals to produce a revitalized alternative rock sound.Their latest EP, Honey, builds on the sound they unveiled on their debut song, Blossom: gut jiggling, homemade pedal-fueled fuzz that sounds like Foo Fighters' rock-outs covered in basement dust. Buy digi here // stream in full below:
  • Wild Balbina- Sisters Before Misters 10"

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wild Balbina is a 4-piece garage/fuzz pop group from Vigo, Spain that just released a helluva 10" on Elefant Records. Building off their signature youthful energy, Sisters Before Misters journeys through garage pop, Riot Grrrl, and surf while incorporating influences like NME’s C86 and the recent west coast sound.Sisters Before Misters by Wild BalbinaTheir wildly magnetic melodies ride the reverb and distortion and the short-but-sweet song structures make playing the album over and over feel like second nature.Sisters Before Misters by Wild BalbinaGrab the digi
  • Crosss- Spectre

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I've been sitting on this track for a couple of weeks now (busy) but have been playing it every day since discovering it.  Crosss is a trio from Halifax that mash elements of grunge and metal to create a moody sound loaded with dirty, driving guitars. Spectre is from their recent split 7" with New Brunswick psych-punks Astral Gunk via Pleasence Records, and immediately hooked me in with its guitar crunch and spooky yet melodic vocals. Compared to the rough-around-the edges tracks on their debut album Obsidian Spectre, this single shows off a tighter and more accessible sound that a lot…
  • 2 New Songs from Basketball Shorts and Surfin' Mutants Pizza Party

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here are two more upbeat cuts from the forthcoming split from Austin-based party punks Basketball Shorts and one-man-Canadian-punk-band Surfin' Mutants Pizza Party set to release July 22nd on Fleeting Youth Records (cassette/digital). Surfin' Mutants Pizza Party's self-titled track sounds like a long lost theme song to an awesome 90s cartoon. It's both anthemic and buoyant as Julien Maltais's gravely croon rides and grinds the pileup of twisting guitars and pulsing drums with ease. Basketball Shorts' Candy Boys is yet another Shorts song that will worm through your head all day as lead singer…
  • TOONS- TOONS

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I'm diggin' this new tape from Brooklyn's TOONS featuring members of Lost Boy ?, Baked, and The Actuals. Made up of Matthew Gregory, Davey Jones, Brian Wess, and Ryan Foster, TOONS blend Pavement-like pop quirk with subtle nods to cowpunk and 90s alternative.TOONS by TOONSWant You Back stood out to me with its driving guitar swirls and repetitive vocals that avoid monotony by being catchy as hell. Old Flame Records, the label that put out the cassette, want you to listen to Milkn (below), which is equally as catchy and asks the ever important question: where did all this milk come…
 
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 58 - Adam Schlesinger

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

    Sodajerker
    15 May 2014 | 3:52 am
    Songwriter Eg White, the pop powerhouse behind songs like 'Chasing Pavements' (Adele), 'Leave Right Now' (Will Young), 'Once' (Diana Vickers), 'Nothing's Real But Love' (Rebecca Ferguson), 'You Give Me Something' and 'Wonderful World' (James Morrison), joins Simon and Brian for a chat about his creative process and the life of the professional songwriter. Eg also discusses the music he has made for himself, such as his solo album Adventure Man, and the critically acclaimed Eg & Alice album 24 Years of Hunger
  • Episode 56 - Chris Difford

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

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

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

  • Top 10 Guitars for Girls

    Musician Makers
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Top 10 Guitars for Girls appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Types of Guitars

    Musician Makers
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Types of Guitars appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • Music Programs to Consider for Children

    Musician Makers
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Music Programs to Consider for Children Some people say that music is dying out and that our little ones will not be able to learn about how great it is. Even if your local schools are cutting down on music classes, you can consider looking to these sources to find a music program right for your child. Summer Camps Your children love to play outside during the summer, but they also like to create their own music and play some instruments. Look for summer camps that offer programs in music. These camps might be entirely based around music where children are working on their skills from the…
  • Guitars of Legend: That Rock and Roll Sound

    Musician Makers
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post Guitars of Legend: That Rock and Roll Sound appeared first on Musician-Makers.
  • A Visual Compendium of Haircuts in Popular Music

    Musician Makers
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The post A Visual Compendium of Haircuts in Popular Music appeared first on Musician-Makers.
 
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    Inthejunkyardmusic

  • DZ Deathrays unveil ‘Less Out Of Sync’ video

    Inthejunkardmusic
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    DZ Deathrays @ Old Blue Last Australian duo DZ Deathrays have unveiled the video to current single, ‘Less Out of Sync’  featuring two evil whippersnappers embarking on a hellish runaway birthday. Due out on August 18, coinciding with the album release, ‘Less Out of Sync’ is the final track to be revealed in the build up to their eagerly-awaited new record, and continues to expand the duo’s ever-evolving sound palette. DZ Deathrays play Shacklewell Arms on August 18. Go check them out!  
  • NEW: FKJ – ‘Higher in Love’ ft. Damon Trueitt

    Inthejunkardmusic
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Picture it. You are driving in your car to the beach with all you friends singing extremely loud… this is the soundtrack to this Kodak moment. FKJ a.k.a French Kiwi Juice has collaborated with singer Damon Trueitt to provide the world with an electronic, soul fuelled track. It seems as if a new age of R’n’B is dawning with FKJ’s latest E.P. ‘Take Off” laying down the path on the way to this defining moment. The soulful voice of Damon Trueitt enduring the groove of FKJs production work and it infects your whole body and releases an unstoppable smile across…
  • Listen: The Mercy Beat – ‘An Act of Mercy’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    ‘An Act of Mercy’ has been knocking around the internet for a while now, but truth be told we’ve only just heard it. ‘An Act of Mercy’ is taken from the L.A based collective The Mercy Beat’s forthcoming debut self-titled EP. If you like 80’s inspired pop, laced with synth-led hooks and euphoric harmonies then ‘An Act of Mercy’ should be for you. ‘The Mercy Beat’ EP will be released September 1st on French indie label OSKAR Recordings. Listen to ‘An Act of Mercy’ below: By Michael Jamison
  • Fear of Men announce UK tour

    Inthejunkardmusic
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    Fear of Men has announced they’ll be hitting the road in September and October for a bunch of UK and European dates. The three-piece who released their debut album ‘Loom’ earlier in the year will kick their UK leg off at the Southsea Festival in Portsmouth on September 20, before wrapping things up with a headline show at Concrete, London on October 2. Their full autumn itinerary is as follows: SEPTEMBER 06 Soundrive Festival – Gdansk, Poland 19 Heart of Glass / Heart of Gold Festival – Ruoms, France 20 Southsea Festival – Portsmouth 25 The Hope – Brighton 26 Epic Studios –…
  • NEW: Velociraptor – ‘Sneakers’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Brisbane twelve-piece (yes twelve) Velociraptor have unveiled ‘Sneakers’ the title track from their forthcoming debut album. Everything we’ve heard from the Aussie band previously has been undeniably catchy and instantly likeable. ‘Sneakers’ does nothing to change that with its garage pop tendencies taking inspiration from the likes of The Strokes and The Vaccines. They are a band that have a sound that would go down well here in the UK should they decide to part from their Queensland base. Velociraptor release their debut LP ‘Sneakers’ on August 15. By Michael Jamison
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • Folkarria Eco Festi-Bal 2014 | Spain

    Této Parvanov
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    We may complain about the weather in England, but at least it produces a green and pleasant land. Through the window of the bus as I leave Madrid I see a spectacularly bleak landscape, reddish-brown lumps of earth exploding ungraciously out of the ground, a few straggly plants struggling to survive on their sides. I’m on my way to Torres de la Alameda, an outlying municipality of the city, for its annual ‘eco festi-bal’, Folkarria. Bals are big on the continent. There is a whole network of bands playing across Europe specifically for organised ‘bals’ or dances. These take place in…
  • Dengue Fever | Cambodia & USA

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

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

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

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

  • "Last Gallon"

    memgiem
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Listen To This new #rap "HomeTown" #share #rt #hiphop #iran http://tindeck.com/listen/hasy RelatedHafenratte – The Harbour Rat – Dark In Hamburg Maybe following The post "Last Gallon" appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • GROW YOUR OWN ROCK BAND: The Fame

    Christopher Russell
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    Think you’ve got what it takes to start a band? Find out in our five-part blog series GROW YOUR OWN ROCK BAND, The post GROW YOUR OWN ROCK BAND: The Fame appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • MALIBU - DEBUT EP (UNSIGNED)

    Malibu
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Belgian producer and musician, MALIBU was born from the love shared by the British New-Wave and the warm House drops coming from The post MALIBU - DEBUT EP (UNSIGNED) appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • RAC new music!

    laintern23
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    https://soundcloud.com/drpepperstudio RelatedGirl In A Room Antiqcool   I find it quite difficult to describe myself as an artist, and the music I The post RAC new music! appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
 
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    Inthejunkyardmusic

  • DZ Deathrays unveil ‘Less Out Of Sync’ video

    Inthejunkardmusic
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    DZ Deathrays @ Old Blue Last Australian duo DZ Deathrays have unveiled the video to current single, ‘Less Out of Sync’  featuring two evil whippersnappers embarking on a hellish runaway birthday. Due out on August 18, coinciding with the album release, ‘Less Out of Sync’ is the final track to be revealed in the build up to their eagerly-awaited new record, and continues to expand the duo’s ever-evolving sound palette. DZ Deathrays play Shacklewell Arms on August 18. Go check them out!  
  • NEW: FKJ – ‘Higher in Love’ ft. Damon Trueitt

    Inthejunkardmusic
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Picture it. You are driving in your car to the beach with all you friends singing extremely loud… this is the soundtrack to this Kodak moment. FKJ a.k.a French Kiwi Juice has collaborated with singer Damon Trueitt to provide the world with an electronic, soul fuelled track. It seems as if a new age of R’n’B is dawning with FKJ’s latest E.P. ‘Take Off” laying down the path on the way to this defining moment. The soulful voice of Damon Trueitt enduring the groove of FKJs production work and it infects your whole body and releases an unstoppable smile across…
  • Listen: The Mercy Beat – ‘An Act of Mercy’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    ‘An Act of Mercy’ has been knocking around the internet for a while now, but truth be told we’ve only just heard it. ‘An Act of Mercy’ is taken from the L.A based collective The Mercy Beat’s forthcoming debut self-titled EP. If you like 80’s inspired pop, laced with synth-led hooks and euphoric harmonies then ‘An Act of Mercy’ should be for you. ‘The Mercy Beat’ EP will be released September 1st on French indie label OSKAR Recordings. Listen to ‘An Act of Mercy’ below: By Michael Jamison
  • Fear of Men announce UK tour

    Inthejunkardmusic
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    Fear of Men has announced they’ll be hitting the road in September and October for a bunch of UK and European dates. The three-piece who released their debut album ‘Loom’ earlier in the year will kick their UK leg off at the Southsea Festival in Portsmouth on September 20, before wrapping things up with a headline show at Concrete, London on October 2. Their full autumn itinerary is as follows: SEPTEMBER 06 Soundrive Festival – Gdansk, Poland 19 Heart of Glass / Heart of Gold Festival – Ruoms, France 20 Southsea Festival – Portsmouth 25 The Hope – Brighton 26 Epic Studios –…
  • NEW: Velociraptor – ‘Sneakers’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Brisbane twelve-piece (yes twelve) Velociraptor have unveiled ‘Sneakers’ the title track from their forthcoming debut album. Everything we’ve heard from the Aussie band previously has been undeniably catchy and instantly likeable. ‘Sneakers’ does nothing to change that with its garage pop tendencies taking inspiration from the likes of The Strokes and The Vaccines. They are a band that have a sound that would go down well here in the UK should they decide to part from their Queensland base. Velociraptor release their debut LP ‘Sneakers’ on August 15. By Michael Jamison
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    grooveonfire.com

  • Egon – “Rock Mix”

    Flash
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Egon (of Now Again fame) has put out a nearly 50 minute mix using odd and obscure rock and roll records from around the world, much like Madlib does on his recently released Rock Konducta album. As Egon puts it, “This is a mix of late 60s to mid 70s rock music from all over the world: America to Germany to Japan and everywhere in-between. It’s the type of rock Madlib used for the Rock Konducta records, and is a mixture of the incredibly rare and random dollar bin finds that makes crate digging in the rock idiom so much fun.”
  • Jonwayne vs. Dilla – “No”

    Flash
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    After releasing this gem last week, Jonwayne is back at it again with “No” which finds the emcee throwing down some rhymes over a J Dilla beat. Another winner from the emcee/beatmaker from Los Angeles who can seemingly do no wrong these days.
  • Stream The New Shabazz Palaces Album “Lese Majesty”

    Flash
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Last week I posted a new track from Shabazz Palaces off their upcoming Lese Majesty album, and now you can stream the record in full thanks to the good folks over at NPR Music. Stream it here.
  • Doley Bernays – “Prey”

    Flash
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    A nice new track from Doley Bernays. The Bronx emcee has a new EP Bond Place Hotel due out August 26th.
  • Jonwayne – “Special Herbs Medley”

    Flash
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Jonwayne does his thing over twenty DOOM beats in just under five minutes. Ya know, because he can.
 
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    Style of Sound

  • Xeno and Oaklander | Sheen

    John Noi
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Brooklyn Duo Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo from Brooklyn, NY. This summer, Xeno and Oaklander bring their minimal electronic sounds to Ghostly International with new album ... Read More The post Xeno and Oaklander | Sheen appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • JBAG – Through Blue (radio edit)

    John Noi
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Just in time for summer comes JBAG’s new single ‘Through Blue’ featuring the singer of Polish electronic band Kamp! Following in the footsteps of last year’s mighty ‘Mogadisco’, ‘Through Blue’ ... Read More The post JBAG – Through Blue (radio edit) appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • BEAMS | Feeling That The Feeling’s Right on CSCN

    John Noi
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    BEAMS is more than a rather nice department store in Tokyo. It also happens to be the name of the electronic project of 21-year old multi-instrumentalist and producer Zack ... Read More The post BEAMS | Feeling That The Feeling’s Right on CSCN appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Foreign Boy | HiNrg Dance Like A Light Track

    John Noi
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    We’re getting excited about ‘Dance Like A Light,’ a high energy italo X nudisco track taken from the debut Foreign Boy release on Nude Disco Records. The track is filled with ... Read More The post Foreign Boy | HiNrg Dance Like A Light Track appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Magic Eye | Babylon (James Booth Silk Remix)

    John Noi
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Magic Eye recently came out with their excellent hazy guitar release Babylon on Not Not Fun Records and when James Booth (100% Silk) decided to do a remix of ... Read More The post Magic Eye | Babylon (James Booth Silk Remix) appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and “Treasures Roadhouse”

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

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:41 am
    It took awhile, as worthwhile projects always do, but the video for my song “Now It’s a Taqueria” (from my CD “Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”) is finished and just aching to go viral. At it’s most basic, the song is just… Read more → The post Behind the Video: “Now It’s a Taqueria” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #136: Bev Barnett’s Social Media Balancing Act

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Bev Barnett (time = 47:30) So you’re an artist. You have something to say. You need people to know about it. You promote yourself online. How do you choose between the obvious: FaceBook,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #136: Bev Barnett’s Social Media Balancing Act appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Nina Goes Home. No, Really.

    admin
    15 May 2014 | 8:56 am
    Cute little dog. Fairly spunky for an old girl. We’ll find her a home. How hard could that be? Or so we thought way back in September. This week we found a home for Nina, our first senior foster dog.… Read more → The post Nina Goes Home. No, Really. appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #135: Austin Producer/Songwriter Gurf Morlix

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

  • Go West, Young Woman

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

    snapshotsandneedledrops
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Whale! Port Stephens, NSW, Australia I had mixed reviews the first time I heard this song: loved it to start, but then found the constant repetition off-putting. I brushed it aside as a non-starter for Snapshots– only to have it slowly invade my subconscious over the next two weeks. Now it plays all the time– both in my head and in my apartment. I’ve found it ideal for hanging laundry, preparing lunch, cleaning out the cupboards… This lo-fi track “Whale” is from Brooklyn band Yellow Ostrich. It features tribal-like beats and increasingly layered vocals. It…
  • Beats on Repeat

    snapshotsandneedledrops
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
      We’re branching into something a little different at Snapshots and Needle Drops today. Beats on Repeat will be the periodic (re: whenever I feel like it) publication of my weekly musical obsessions. These are songs that I just can’t stop hitting replay on; the tracks I can’t get out of my head and, for whatever reason, will not get a Doodledrop of their own. Beats on Repeat will be featured pretty much solely on Snapshots and Needle Drops’ facebook page. So get on it. This week’s picks: 1. “Take Me to Chruch”by Hozier Seriously, what is up,…
  • Ria Sia

    snapshotsandneedledrops
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Toronto Pearson International Airport, dawn, New Years Day 2013 Sia’s smash-hit “Chandelier” and its incredible music video have infected the internet with a healthy dose of power vocals, phenomenal dancing and mainstream-busting unconventionality. If you happen to be one of the 12 people who have not seen the video yet, I’ll link it through after today’s track(s). All this talk of Sia, however, reminds me of a remixed version of her 2004 “Breathe Me” that I became obsessed with in university. Clocking in at nearly six and a half minutes long, it was…
  • The Gloaming

    ebembo
    5 Jun 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’m a big fan of Sofia Coppola. Her films are so atmospheric.  Her first feature-length film, The Virgin Suicides, has such a hazy aura; you can almost feel the humidity. What adds to the film’s uneasy ambience is the soundtrack by Air. When I see stills from the film, I can already hear the opening lonely piano notes of “Playground Love” in my mind. Virgin Suicides was one of the first films that made me realize that certain lasting images would forever be linked to songs in my memory. One of Sofia Coppola’s trademark shots is of sunlight filtering through tree branches. Whenever…
 
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    Uke Song of the Month

  • The Other Best Way to Get Better at Playing Your Uke

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    It is far better to practice uke a little every day than to the once-in-a-while marathon session. Every day practice keeps the skills that you want to work on, more in mind. It also keeps your physical skills closer to hand, so you don’t have to re-learn every time you pick up your uke. So here are 5 Tips for Learning Uke in 5 Minutes. 1: Buy a cheap uke so you can take it with you everywhere and not worry about it Great choices: Makala Dolphin Bridge Uke: link to collection at Amazon Diamond Head Ukes: link to collection at Amazon (these are a little cheaper, and I like them a…
  • 23. “Baby Your Mother” ukulele song

    Danno Sullivan
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    This is not really a song to sing to your mother on Mother’s Day. This is a song that your mother wants you to be singing to yourself and your siblings on Mother’s Day. The debt of love you owe her, you can’t repay. Crikey. Really? Never? Am I doomed? I can’t go on like this, with a debt of love I can never repay. But–the song lets us know, we can do the next best thing: Go take her in your arms and kiss her tears away. Don’t let it bother you that she only has tears in the first place because she loves you so much, and you are not there. So, learn…
  • The best way to get better on uke–guaranteed

    Danno Sullivan
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    You know my motto: “Learn to play songs on your uke by actually playing songs on your uke.” The logic is simple. If you’re just playing scales and learning chord shapes, it won’t be long till you’re bored out of your gourd. (Dibs on that for a song title). Of course there’s a time and a place for scales and chord shapes, but you can learn an awful lot of that stuff while playing actual songs–songs that you enjoy. That’s the whole point of The Out-of-Copyright, Old-Time Ukulele Sheet Music of the Week Club–get some great songs into your…
  • 22. “Poor Papa” (ukulele song)

    Danno Sullivan
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:28 pm
    “If you take a wife / you’re out of luck for life. This song is billed as “the greatest comic song in years,” but, whew, it is a very grim comedy indeed. I’m expecting a follow-up hit, Rampaging, Axe-Wielding Papa.” –your pal, Danno SONG: Poor Papa YEAR: 1926 WRITTEN BY:  May Singhi Breen (arranger), Harry Woods (composer), Billy Rose (lyricist) Week 22 Member Download Here’s “Whispering” Jack Smith singing “Poor Papa” This is the first version of this song I heard, and it includes the verses as well as the chorus.
  • 21. “Song of the Wanderer” (ukulele song)

    Danno Sullivan
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    “Don’t be put off by the cover art showing a creepy dude lurking in shadow down by the river in the spooky old woods. Presumably, he is only “The Wanderer,’ not a serial killer.” –your pal, Danno SONG: Song of the WandererYEAR: 1926WRITTEN BY:  May Singhi Breen (arranger), Neil Moret (composer) Week 21 Member Download Annette Hanshaw sings “Song of the Wanderer.” A lot of these songs are done by dance bands and the vocals don’t kick in till halfway through. With the singers like Annette, though, they usually come in right at the top of…
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    Music Imperium

  • Tony Millions - Under 21: The Mixtape

    mike kw
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Tony Millions - Under 21: The Mixtape
  • Marzs - Never Gonna Change

    mike kw
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    Marzs - Never Gonna ChangeDownload Here:https://soundcloud.com/marzs/marzs-ne...the soul never changes :)Mixed @ Elevate Sound StudiosProd. Midi ZooreetahFollow Marzs - Instagram - @MarzsssFacebook - Facebook.com/MarzsMusicTwitter - @Marzs_0_0Youtube - www.youtube.com/user/mario00140
  • Clay James ft. Charlise J - Pimp With A Bass

    mike kw
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Clay James ft. Charlise J - Pimp With A BassNew Leak From Upcoming mixtape "Southern Playas." www.datpiff.com/Clay-James-Messia…xtape.628186.html
  • Young Grust Rich Fam - Seen It All

    mike kw
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    Young Grust Rich Fam - Seen It AllYGRF takes a shot at Jeezy & Jay-Z's new single.
  • Zulu Faz - Common Kingdom

    mike kw
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Zulu Faz - Common Kingdom
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Field Mouse, John June Year, Stereo Confession

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Paul Schomer #70. Quite the milestone. Fly-over rules for the last few posts and this week is no different with in-progress campaigns from Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Creve Coeur (kidding about Creve Coeur, just don’t get a chance to use it much…). As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates — some well-deserving bands on here that need a little help… - – - – - – - – - – - – - –…
  • The Newman Brothers, Flannel Graph, Softly, Dear

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Paul Schomer #69. No joke. Time for a brief mic check about what happens here. Each week I troll music crowdfunding campaigns in search of audio gold. Whenever possible, I embed tracks from two bands currently crowdfunding. I also embed another track by an artist or group with recently released crowdfunded music. That’s about it. These musicians are all creating new music, in many cases debut efforts. It’s a safe bet that you have never heard of them or their music. If you find a new favorite song, my work is done. I try not to write more than a paragraph or two and keep the focus…
  • Gold Dust Lounge, Wes Kirkpatrick, Golden Animals

    admin
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Paul Schomer #68. If you heard my SiriusXM segment today (7/3), here is a list of the artists Bob Edwards and I spoke about and played. JAMES TILLMAN EP: Shangri La http://jmtill.bandcamp.com/album/shangri-la-ep INVISIBLE HOMES ALBUM: Song for My Double http://invisiblehomes.bandcamp.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/song-for-my-double/id890463377 LED TO SEA LP: Into the Darkening Sky http://ledtosea.bandcamp.com/ DOGHEART Free Downloadable Single “Dead Love” http://dogheartband.bandcamp.com/ CROCODILE EP: Crocodile vs. The Mutant Aligators from Space…
  • Carsie Blanton, Nettles, Hannah Kaminer

    admin
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Paul Schomer #67. Update: My latest new music segment with Bob Edwards will air this weekend on public radio stations around the country, so if you’re looking for links to the artists I spoke about and played, here you go: JAMES TILLMAN EP: Shangri La http://jmtill.bandcamp.com/album/shangri-la-ep INVISIBLE HOMES ALBUM: Song for My Double http://invisiblehomes.bandcamp.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/song-for-my-double/id890463377 LED TO SEA LP: Into the Darkening Sky http://ledtosea.bandcamp.com/ DOGHEART Free Downloadable Single “Dead Love”…
  • Wild Hands, Lili Blessing, Lewis & Clarke

    admin
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Paul Schomer #66. Deprived of wi-fi in Manchester, TN, I was unable to post last Thursday from Bonnaroo, so my apologies to any who came here within the last seven days looking for new. Business: My latest new music segment with Bob Edwards will air this weekend on public radio stations around the country, so if you’re looking for links to the artists I spoke about and played, here you go: JAMES TILLMAN EP: Shangri La http://jmtill.bandcamp.com/album/shangri-la-ep INVISIBLE HOMES ALBUM: Song for My Double http://invisiblehomes.bandcamp.com/…
 
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    Guitar Coach | Guitar Coach Magazine

  • Freshman Guitars: Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can you learn Perfect Pitch? A new scientific study aims to find out.

    Christopher Sutton
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Can you learn perfect pitch, or must you be born with it? How effective are the methods? A new scientific study aims to find out. Learn all about it here. Continue reading →Related posts:Perfect Pitch Is Not Magic Absolute Pitch Meditation How musical are you? Find out with this new test!
  • A Learned Natural Musician Explains Unintentional Ear Training

    Christopher Sutton
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    If you weren't born a natural musician, that doesn't mean you can't become one. Learn how singer-songwriter Marc With a C trained his ears in this interview. Continue reading →Related posts:From Solo Musician To A Band That Works (or “How Marc Became A Potato”) Have An Okay Time With Claire And The Potatoes: The Songs The 3 chords every musician should know
  • Recording, Mixing and Mastering Your Way to a 60s Throwback Sound with Claire and the Potatoes

    Christopher Sutton
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Learn the equipment and techniques which gave Claire and the Potatoes the distinctive throwback sound of their new album in this interview with Marc Sirdoreus. Continue reading →Related posts:Have An Okay Time With Claire And The Potatoes: The Songs Listen to Les, Part 2: A Recording Revolution Sound FX Secrets, Free Whisper Sound Effects & DIY FX
  • From Solo Musician To A Band That Works (or “How Marc Became A Potato”)

    Christopher Sutton
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Why do some bands make it big and others fail? Find out what makes for a good band dynamic in this interview with Marc Sirdoreus of Claire and the Potatoes. Continue reading →Related posts:Have An Okay Time With Claire And The Potatoes: The Songs Quit Monkeying Around! Five Tips For A Better Band “I Just Know How To Play, Man!”—Musical Vocabulary for the Self-Taught Musician
  • Have An Okay Time With Claire And The Potatoes: The Songs

    Christopher Sutton
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    Orlando-based singer-songwriter Marc Sirdoreus is best known as Marc With a C, writing and performing catchy and distinctive indie pop music. His latest project sees him performing in a 4-piece band, Claire and the Potatoes, along with Leslie Rising, Guy … Continue reading →Related posts:The Drama Continues… Five More Tips For Creating Dramatic Moments In Your Songs How to learn from thousands of 3 chord songs How to write better songs (…by developing your ears!)
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    The Daily Soundtrack

  • After These Messages…

    Alex Lupica
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    I think most of our readers remember Saturday morning cartoons, regardless of what incarnation they took. Often they were legitimately silly: I recall shows based off MC Hammer as a superhero, for example. I don’t remember all the exact shows I’d watch on which day, but I was a classic 80s kid in a lot of ways: plenty of Masters of the Universe, Thundercats and Silverhawks when I woke up early enough, later years featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, tuning into the half live-action Super Mario Super Show. These were the bricks of my childhood. I could sit here all night…
  • Orange 9mm – Failure

    Alex Lupica
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some time this afternoon, a number of my professors will be gathering to discuss a thesis I have written. My academic life is not quite in their hands, but it feels like it; I’ve put a lot of time into it, neglecting other obligations (you, dear readers, for example). Of course, I’ve also neglected IT. It’s my first large-scale piece of writing, clocking in at nearly 40 pages (believable if you read my entries here often). As such, many factors come up that one doesn’t expect. There’s cohesion, for example: one has to make sure different ideas make sense in the…
  • Melt Yourself Down – Fix My Life

    Jeff Bennet
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I was in 4th grade, my mom presented me with an ultimatum.  “Pick a musical instrument, you’re gonna learn how to play something.”  I suppose my disinterest in sports coupled with my interest in Super Nintendo had her worrying that I’d end up an after-school shut-in.  Whatever the case, I did not resist.  I wanted to play a musical instrument – the coolest musical instrument. Drums. The able percussionist; the rhythm-keeper; the sick drum solo guy; me. Not me.  Mom kiboshed my drumming ambition.  “Too noisy”.  I called an audible and went…
  • Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

    Alex Lupica
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone says Elvis is the king. I don’t disagree so much as I think they got the last name wrong.This is not, however, an argument over Elvises (because there is no argument). This is about my sister. Today is my sister Emily’s birthday. I have plenty of musical memories attached to my sister, because we grew up together and had similar musical influences/stories early on. We made “assorted” tapes together with the family, mixes culled from my parents’ extensive record collection. We grew up on Sesame Street, the Elephant Show, and Wee Sing. She was in chorus, I…
  • Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You

    Alex Lupica
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    #9 on the countdown: worst songs ever? Carly Rae Jepson connection We’ve been building up to some big things based on what we love here. We’re attempting to showcase what means the most to us for any number of reasons, and sometimes we’ve lucked out and had it resonate (indeed, last week we saw some record traffic through one of our most obscure tracks). This will not be one of those days, as we continue our countdown of what may well be the worst songs out there. As usual, let us consider the modern culprit. Today, we examine Carly Rae Jepsen’s earworm “Call Me…
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    this is our jam

  • {THROWBACK} "my old school"

    stacey
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    In the weirdest of musical fates, both of my alma maters have mention in the same song. And when I heard that song play at Trader Joe's the other day, I came home and listened to it three more times. Because nothing says school pride like Steely Dan hating your school.Go Atoms/Tribe Pride forever (my Virginian version, apparently, of Texas forever).
  • wild party is my jam

    krista
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    In a Soundcloud browsing miracle, I've come across up-and-coming Texas band Wild Party. Their song "When I Get Older" is so optimistic and catchy with an infectious youthful spirit that leaves me craving more. I definitely want to be at whatever party these guys are throwing next.
  • new music from guster? yes, please!

    stacey
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    I have a very soft spot in my heart for Guster, who is coming out with a new album in 2015. They just released their first track off of it, "Long Night," which has all the poppy beats of a Guster song that you love with a few 2014-ish updates. Check it: And it's also sent me down a Guster music spiral this afternoon, which is pretty perfect. Major props to these guys for always finding a way to keep their music new and exciting.
  • of monsters and men is back!!

    stacey
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    There's been an Icelandic-shaped hole in my heart, and Of Monsters and Men is finally filling that. This long interview with them on NPR's World Cafe Live (which is basically in my backyard, nbd... one thing I'll definitely miss about Philly) is so darling and lovely and Icelandic.Plus, they played "Silhouettes" (from The Hunger Games!!) for the second time EVER, and I'm obsessed. I, for one, can't wait until they release their next album. Until then, I'll return to my over-listening of My Head is an Animal.
  • harts // haerts

    krista
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Oh boy! We've got a great round of compare and contrast for you. This week, we're comparing Australian soul singer Harts and Brooklyn indie pop band Haerts.Harts is the newest musician on our radar and his soulful falsetto and disco beats are insanely catchy. He is our dream combination of the voice of Prince paired with the music of Chromeo with that certain je ne sais quoi that we only get from Australian artists. Seriously, Prince himself has said that Harts "reminds me of how I was at that age." Hit play below and see what we're talking about and fall in love instantly.Next up is Brooklyn…
 
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • Is Rap Music?

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Is Rap Music?  Let’s see.  One accepted definition of music is, “An art form that presents sound and silence.  Its common elements are pitch governing melody and harmony, rhythm made up of tempo, meter, and articulation, dynamics or variable sound intensity, and the qualities of the sounds called timber and texture combined into any one of many well-structured  formats.” (1) A working definition of Rap, or Hip Hop, is, “A sub-culture of music developed into it’s own genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic sound that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech…
  • “White Room” Transcribed

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

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

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

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

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Katey Laurel / Maura & Pete Kennedy / George Ensle

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The July 14, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Katey Laurel performing "Hurricane," Creativity Corner insight from Maura & Pete Kennedy, and a Laugh O' The Day with George Ensle. 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 - Bettman & Halpin / John Dillon / Greg Brown

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    The July 7, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Bettman & Halpin performing "Stiff Upper Lip," Creativity Corner insight from John Dillon, and a Laugh O' The Day with Greg Brown. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Richard Thompson / Don Richmond / Arlo Guthrie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    The June 30, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Richard Thompson performing "Turning Of The Tide," Creativity Corner insight from Don Richmond, and a Laugh O' The Day with Arlo Guthrie. 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 - Over The Rhine / Viv Nesbitt / Dr. John

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:23 am
    The June 23, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Over The Rhine performing "Jesus In New Orleans," Creativity Corner insight from Viv Nesbitt, and a Laugh O' The Day with Dr. John. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Hungrytown / Danny O'Keefe / Willy Porter

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am
    The June 16, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Hungrytown performing "Don't You Let Me Down," Creativity Corner insight from Danny O'Keefe, and a Laugh O' The Day with Willy Porter. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
 
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    Tauseya - Lyrics in Your Language

  • 雅 -MIYAVI- - Justice

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Dead man in the back street Passers by don't even look Shady guy robs a family Cops don't care what he took T......
  • 雅 -MIYAVI- - Horizon

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Imagine nothing in the morning light If the World ended we had one last night So every man has danced through history A......
  • 雅 -MIYAVI- - Chase It

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Just run n run n run n run till you fall dead Once the guns bang x2 out in yo head It's a race You gotta chase we......
  • 雅 -MIYAVI- - Secret

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Unzip it girl Drop it down Get on the sheets Let's play it loud, some music Once the beat hits I'll take you ......
  • 雅 -MIYAVI- - Cry Like This

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    In the blazing daylight The sun burning down on me Feeling like we're slaves Again again again We see the daily st......
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    Crooked Manners

  • The Best Cooking Channels on YouTube

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

    Michael
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I am a huge fan of the Paul Scheer/Rob Corddry style of parody that risen the past couple of years. Shows like Children’s Hospital, NTSF:SD:SVU, and Burning Love are all exceptional send up of their respective genres. Hulu saw the success of the series and commissioned the original series The Hotwives of Orlando with Paul Scheer serving as producer. The series was created by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Danielle Schneider who also plays Shauna Maducci the quintessential angry Italian trophy wife. The rest of the cast include Kristin Schaal (Flight of the Concords), Casey…
  • Best Reactions of Lebron James’ Homecoming

    Sam
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Even if you’re not an avid NBA fan, you’ve probably heard that Lebron James aka King James aka Bron Bron is making a valiant return to his hometown of Akron, Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat, Lebron earned himself some championship rings, friendships, and a shit-ton of money. He also earned himself a fair amount of haters who are now all kicking themselves for burning jersey’s and forever ostracizing King James. The Internet was abuzz late last week with (mostly) celebratory tweets, posts, and…
  • Who the Hell is Haywyre?

    Ty
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    We’re not entirely sure who Haywyre is but … wow. What has us so blown away is this remixed version of the classic Michael Jackson cut, Smooth Criminal. Check it out below … ‘Impressive’ doesn’t really cover it, but there you go. As mere bystanders it’s impossible not to note that it takes some serious chops to take on a classic work of pop straight from the MJ catalog — dare we say, for you EDM fans out there, this track might even top the original. There seems to be a growing opinion out there to label electronic musicians as void of talent…
  • Soccer World Cup Beer Glasses

    Ty
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    While soccer World Cup fever might be dwindling down here in America, despite the American legend that is Tim Howard, you can still celebrate the season with these amazing beer glasses. That’s right, drink away the memory of those two extra time goals by Belgium while enjoying one of their finest exports, a Belgian beer. These novelty glasses are modeled after the official World Cup trophy, which just might be as close as Americans get to hoisting the trophy for a long time. But hey, if you’re Belgian, German, French or even a little bit Dutch — you still have potentially…
 
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    Where It's A-T

  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Acoustic Guitars, Part 2

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    This is the tenth installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed Part 1 of this blog on Acoustic Guitars, you can read it here. *This post is a continuation of Part 1…   Life on the road. Mic choice can get a little […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Acoustic Guitars, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Drop the Mic with A-T

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Have you ever witnessed a mic drop? It’s a victorious moment, one of personal definition and momentous achievement. Did you just school the haters in their own schoolyard? Drop the mic! Did you just bust the fattest freestyle flow anyone has seen or heard since the’80s in Harlem? You better drop the mic! Basically a […]The post Drop the Mic with A-T appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Robert Bigelow’s Tips on Mid-Side Mic Recording

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Robert Bigelow’s Tips on Mid-Side Mic Recording Continuing our series of Livestream sessions at NAB 2014, we return to Robert C. Bigelow for a new discussion on mid-side microphone recording. While hardly a new technique, many engineers shun mid-side because they don’t know how to properly execute this technique. Luckily for us, veteran sound mixer/editor […]The post Robert Bigelow’s Tips on Mid-Side Mic Recording appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Acoustic Guitars, Part 1

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    This is the ninth installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed his latest post – Part 2 of his series on Dynamics and Effects – you can read it here. I know…you are probably thinking, acoustic guitars in metal and hard rock?! Yep, […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Acoustic Guitars, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • NAB 2014 Ask Me Anything Interview with Robert Bigelow

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    To continue our series of Ask Me Anything sessions from NAB 2014, here are the highlights from our sit-down with Robert C. Bigelow. Robert Bigelow is an audio mixer, sound editor and live music recordist for film and TV with over 20 years of experience. His recent projects include NCIS: New Orleans, Star-Crossed, Chef and […]The post NAB 2014 Ask Me Anything Interview with Robert Bigelow appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Beyonce and Jay Z to bring 'On The Run' tour to the UK

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Beyonce and Jay Z want to bring their 'On The Run' tour to the UK. The superstar and her rapper husband, who kicked off their tour at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens last month - are said to be planning to add a final UK date to their schedule which is currently set to end with a two-night stint at the Stade de France in Paris, this September.  It is believed the performance will take place in London in Autumn with tickets for the surprise show becoming available just weeks before the event.  A source told The Sun: "Jay Z and Beyonce will play a stadium in…
  • One Direction to headline The iHeartRadio Music Festival

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    One Direction will headline this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival. The boyband will be joined by acts including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, and Lorde, on the main stage at the annual event which will take place over two nights at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on the 19th and 20th September. Coldplay, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, Zac Brown Band, Paramore, Train, Eric Church, Calvin Harris, Bastille, and Steve Aoki have also been confirmed to play at the star-studded gathering. Ryan Seacrest will once again return as host for the music…
  • Duncan Reid and the Big Heads announce second album plans

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Punk rocker legend, Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid will return with his new album ‘The Difficult Second Album’ on 17th. Duncan Reid and the Big Head’s second album will be the follow up to 2012’s ‘Little Big Head’ which was received to stellar reviews and so in turn promises to deliver the same brand of melodic, harmony laden pop punk that became in the first offering. The album is said to be 12 tracks dealing with close shaves in Rio, hen parties in London, growing old disgracefully, and hugging, combine to give a unique view of life. Prior to the album’s release, the band will perform…
  • Kate Tempest to headline Hull's Freedom Festival

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Hull’s Freedom Festival, the three day arts and culture extravaganza, has announced its full line-up ahead of the festival taking place between the 5th-7th September. Hotly-tipped rapper Kate Tempest will headline the festival after a summer of storming to nationwide success with her appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude with an appearance scheduled at Reading & Leeds festival coming before the end of August. Kate’s headline performance will be on the new Bridge Stage at the festival. The stage will showcase emerging local artists, including Life and The Hubbards whilst being…
  • Rise Against announce world tour

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Rise Against have announced a world tour in support of their new album ‘The Black Market’.  The UK leg of the tour will begin in Sheffield on 3rd November before dates in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton before finishing off London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 10th November. Following the UK dates, Rise Against will continue to tour across Europe. Support for the tour will come from California punk rockers Pennywise and up and coming punk band Emily’s Army. The band’s new album ‘The Black Market’ was released on 15th July.  “It’s a pretty simple and…
 
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • Free Online Classes with Audio Engineer Kris Crummett

    Katie Reilly
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Kris Crummett, veteran audio engineer who has worked with bands like Issues, Sleeping With Sirens and more, will host back-to-back CreativeLive courses next month, "Flawless Vocals: Recording, Editing & Mixing" on and "Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear" in August and will feature actual Pro Tools sessions from Rise Records chart topper, Issues.  The classes are free to watch live. In the past 10 years, Producer/Engineer Kris Crummett has worked with hundreds of bands and labels around the globe. He prides him himself on his ability to work efficiently…
  • How To Write a Killer Cover Letter: Ask Not What The Company Can Do For You

    Katie Reilly
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."- John F. KennedyIt's a profound and famous quote about the responsibilities that come with citizenship, but it can also be applied to job searching by changing a few key words: "Ask not what the company can do for you, ask what you can do for the company." So what does mean? It means that if you're writing your cover letter all about why you want to work at that company and what you hope to gain you're doing it wrong. Sure, HR people want to know you are genuinely passionate and excited…
  • Communications Internship with The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in Los Angeles

    Katie Reilly
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The communications internship will consist of working with the Communications Director and the Communications Coordinator – New Media on a range of projects for both the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares that involve public relations, marketing research, social media networking and the Foundations' Web sites. Tasks will be administrative as well as project-based and the time commitment would be 20 hours per week. Candidate must be able to receive academic credit.The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of…
  • Design Internship with Creative Spotlights in New York

    Katie Reilly
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    DescriptionWe are creating an ebook to help inspire and empower artists. It is made from interviews we have done with 100s of people in the music industry over the past four years. We are seeking an intern to assist with the creating of the ebook in indesign. In exchange for helping us we will give you free career coaching, since the cowriter Emily is a certified life and business coach.We will also write you a recommendation on LinkedIn and connect you to as many people as possible.ResponsibilitiesAssists in the design and development of our e-book Responsible to incorporate current…
  • Internships with the Future of Music Coalition in Washington, DC

    Katie Reilly
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines, interprets and translates the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy. FMC achieves this through continuous interaction with its primary constituency - musicians - and in collaboration with other creator/citizen groups.FMC works toward its mission through three program areas: Research, Education and Policy. We organize public discussion of issues that impact musicians and the public at large, making sure to include a variety of voices…
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    CEM: Music News, New Music, Pro Audio Gear, Mixing, Mastering, NAMM, and more!

  • Album Review: Sia's "1000 Forms of Fear" Showcacses Vulnerability

    Nina Mohan
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    "1000 Forms of Fear" appears to be born out of Australian songstress Sia Furler’s attempt to cope with her wild success. It’s a refreshingly exposed album, if a bit aware of the greatness of its own ambitions. The first song is the single “Chandelier”, co-written by Jesse Shatkin. With a relatively short introduction and verse, its launch into a soaring chorus doesn’t feel totally earned, but certainly sets the tone for the whole album. Sia creates an interesting contrast by enveloping the bare lyrics in with an epic feel. Whether it’s the slow, pounding chorus of “Big Girls…
  • Concert Review: Little Tybee Brings Sweet Southern Sound to Tin Can

    Nina Mohan
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This weekend, Atlanta-based folk rockers Little Tybee graced the tiny stage at Tin Can Ale House in San Diego, lit coolly in front of blue and white hanging Christmas lights. After a brief sound check, singer Brock Scott’s light tenor sailed over the audience and immediately hushed the crowd. The rest of the band joined him in a dreamy tune.The band’s sound is often deemed “orchestral pop” despite featuring only one traditional orchestra instrument – the violin, played warmly by Nirvana Kelly. Perhaps they get this identifier because of the precision with which they execute their…
  • Blake Shelton Announced as Headliner for 2015 Kicker Country Stampede Festival in 2015

    Steven Fies
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Lee Brice & More Bring CountryStampede to CMT Hot 20 Countdown on July 12MANHATTAN, KS – Thousands of country music fans flocked to Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Kansas, and soaked in performances by some of today’s hottest country music stars, including Luke Bryan, Eric Church and more, at Kicker Country Stampede 2014. If you missed the action this year, tune into CMT Hot 20 Countdown on July 12 (11:00am ET/PT on CMT) to catch the highlights and see interviews with and performances by Stampede artists Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett…
  • Summer NAMM 2014 - Show Schedule and Insights

    Steven Fies
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Summer NAMM 2014 is just around the corner, and if it's anything like last year, it is sure to be plenty of fun for exhibitors and attendees alike.  With fantastic nightlife and a city that appreciates music and industry like no other, it is a special event to take part in.With my upcoming move to Austin, Texas in just a few short weeks, I am unfortunately unable to attend the event this summer.  However, I send my good friends Anthony and Kimberly off with many congratulations, as their San Diego Music Studio has been named as a NAMM Top 100 Dealer again this year. …
  • Weight of the Sun's new hard rock album: COMMONS

    Steven Fies
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Weight of the Sun - Commons (2014)The making of this album is truly a long story, and I'll do my best to give you my perspective in a concise format.  It goes all the way back a full seven years to when Rob Jones, the bass player, originally started a version of the band with some other guys.  Over the course of time, several members came and left, the music evolved, and even the name changed.  Now we are known as Weight of the Sun, but the band was previously called Chanauk up until early 2014, when we all decided it would be in our best interest to change the name to…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Merchandise – New Music + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Merchandise – New Music – www.telegraph.co.uk Florida quintet Merchandise are a nerd’s perfect indie band, says James Lachno Continue Reading On www.telegraph.co.uk » 'The Voice' is on fire: Alicia Keys to coach Team Pharrell – www.today.com “The Voice” is getting another set of powerhouse vocals. Grammy-winning songstress Alicia Keys […]
  • News: London Grammar announce rescheduled 2015 tour + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Parody songs: five of the best – www.guardian.co.uk Open thread: following Weird Al Yankovics recent Robin Thicke and Pharrell spoofs, wed like to hear your nominations for the best and worst parody songs ever releasedWeird Al Yankovic, the king of the parody song, released his 14th studio album last […]
  • Phil Lesh to Play Three Night Run at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Get On Up! Watch The Super Bad Trailer For The New James Brown Biopic – www.mojo4music.com The Mick Jagger-produced film is due out later this year. The post Get On Up! Watch The Super Bad Trailer For The New James Brown Biopic appeared first on MOJO. Continue Reading On […]
  • Jack White covers Jay Z’s “99 Problems” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Primus drummer suffers heart attack – www.music-news.com Tim Alexander, drummer for the band Primus, suffered a heart attack on Thursday. Continue Reading On www.music-news.com » The Drums – Magic Fountain – www.electric-banana.co.uk 4/5 What’s this? The Drums have been off the radar for a while now, but all of […]
  • Check Out This Footage Of A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rapping + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Lana Del Rey To Sing About Beach Boys’ Dissolution On Brian Wilson’s New Album – idolator.com Initially, Brian Wilson raised eyebrows when he revealed his new album‘s featured artists, which include Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel and now fun.’s Nate Ruess. Now, according to those close to him, his Lana […]
 
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  • David Suzuki goes on ‘final’ speaking tour with musicians in tow + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kele Okereke announces new album – www.music-news.com With his sterling solo effort, “The Boxer”, Kele swapped out the angular guitars and anthemic choruses of Bloc Party and headed straight Continue Reading On www.music-news.com » Aussie pop star is top of the Tube – www.couriermail.com.au TROYE Sivan has two million […]
  • Top 10 Merge Records Releases + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Tyler Bates composes for a musical Marvel 'Galaxy' – www.usatoday.com Musician has found kindred spirits with directors and rockers alike.          Continue Reading On www.usatoday.com » LIGHTS Announces New Album ‘Little Machines’; Drops New Single "Up We Go" – www.alterthepress.com LIGHTS has announced her new album is titled Little […]
  • The BIG Cosign: Five Reasons You Should Listen To TeeFLii Right Now + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Backstreet Boys Postpone First-Ever Shows in Israel – abcnews.go.com The band pulled out “due to the security situation” and will reschedule shows. Continue Reading On abcnews.go.com » Lorde’s “Tennis Court” Remixed By Twerk-Master Diplo: Listen – idolator.com Lorde’s hit track “Tennis Court” first got a stunningly spacey remix by Aussie […]
  • Adam Levine Behati Prinsloo tied the knot in Mexico + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:03 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ed Sheeran beats Morrissey and scores 2014’s longest-running number one album – www.independent.co.uk Ed Sheeran is 2014’s longest-running number one album, according to the UK’s Official Charts Company. Continue Reading On www.independent.co.uk » Critic’s Notebook: Jazz in July Celebrates 30th Season at 92nd Street Y – www.nytimes.com This summer’s […]
  • Katy Perry is pure spectacle at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kasabian Frontman: “Running Over My Dad Was The Worst Day Of My Life” – musicfeeds.com.au Feeds: Kasabian Bringing You The Latest Aussie & International News – Reviews And Interviews Continue Reading On musicfeeds.com.au » Lana Del Rey To Sing About Beach Boys’ Dissolution On Brian Wilson’s New Album – […]
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  • Adele's 1-year-old son wins lawsuit against paparazzi + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   David Suzuki goes on ‘final’ speaking tour with musicians in tow – www.thestar.com Neil Young, Feist, Emily Haines, Bruce Cockburn, the Barenaked Ladies and Margaret Atwood are among the guests on the Blue Dot campaign tour. Continue Reading On www.thestar.com » Why Ásgeir Is Iceland’s Next Big Musical Export […]
  • 5SoS ‘Bigger than One Direction’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Critic’s Notebook: Tanglewood Holds Its 50th Celebration of Contemporary Music – www.nytimes.com In its 50th year, the Festival of Contemporary Music has focused on the work of Tanglewood Music Center fellows, young and old. Continue Reading On www.nytimes.com » Art + Soul Oakland, Redwood City PAL Blues festival should […]
  • Sound of Style: SZA’s Pitchfork Festival Style + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Richie Sambora: Bon Jovi's 'pace was bit too much for me' – www.today.com Continue Reading On www.today.com » Ted Nugent concert canceled at Native American casino – www.foxnews.com The Coeur d’Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city […]
  • New Music: The Weeknd – ‘King of the Fall’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Rixton Tops The Singles Chart With Me And My Broken Heart – www.mtv.co.uk Manchester band bags their first number one with debut single… Continue Reading On www.mtv.co.uk » Watch A 14-Year-Old King Krule Apply To Play At Glastonbury – musicfeeds.com.au Feeds: Glastonbury, King Krule Bringing You The Latest Aussie […]
  • Against The Current Release Cover of Paramore’s "Ain’t It Fun" + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 Seconds Of Summer New Song "Mrs. All American" Surfaces Online – www.alterthepress.com A new 5 Seconds Of Summer song titled “Mrs. All American” has surfaced online, which can be streamed below.The track is taken from the band’s self-titled debut album that drops on July 22nd. You can read […]
 
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    Soul You Know

  • Check out this hip-hop joint: Elle Araminta- Plastic Principles

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Did you ever hear a song that's smooth with a classic boom-bap, jazz and hip hop feel with meaning? Well, femecee/songstress with Pennsylvania origins (from the Dutch county of  Lebanon to my hometown Philly) and now based in Northern California, Elle Araminta and that track I'm talking about is her latest single Plastic Principles! Writing by Elle Araminta and produced by Spends Quality (CFO Recordings) Plastic Principles focus on the "fake" stereotypes that both men and women are subjected to thanks to the media!If you like Plastic princples, Elle Araminta is set to release her debut…
  • Season premiere of RnB Divas LA Season 2, Full Episode 1

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Before I discuss the Lil Mo Show R&B Divas LA, let me share with you why I didn't entertain R&B Divas ATL reunion shows. Simply put I had no interest in it because I was over the drama and I was ready for the LA cast to start ASAP...Back at it again, R&B Divas LA Yes, the divas stepped their game up in LA with two new cast mates that I adore, Chrisette Michele and Lela James for season two of R&B Divas LA. On the first episode, the divas were getting acclimated and putting together another show (we all know what happen last season right?). So far so good, but when…
  • I'm feeling this: Common feat. Vince Staples Kingdom + new album release

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    I had to switch it up for this week's new album release! I discovered one new album release worth discussing along with a video from the album that I'm feeling, so let's get started..Chicago Grammy award winning hip-hop artist, actor and humanitarian Common released his tenth studio album titled Nobody's Smiling. According to Common, the thirteen track album concept was in part due to a conversation with producer No I.D. (co-producer of Nobody's Smiling) about the ongoing violence in Common's hometown of Chicago!One of my songs that I like from Nobody's Smiling is the lead track titled…
  • Porretta Italy loves Soul music

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Courtesy of Porretta Soul FestivalWhen you think of Memphis Tennessee soul music the things that comes to mind are good soul music from Rufus Thomas, Issac Hayes, Otis Redding, and Stax Records, but how about Porretta Italy! Located in the Northern section of Italy, Porretta Italy hosts their annual Soul Festival (July 17-20, 2014) that pays a tribute to Otis Redding and features classic R&B, Funk and Soul musicians from the USA (mostly Memphis, TN)!. Porretta got so much love for the Stax legends, they even have a street named after Otis Redding and a park named after Rufus Thomas.In…
  • Week 7/15: New RnB/Hip-Hop album releases- Marsha Ambrosius + Madlib

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Hello everyone, I got two new album releases for this week that you need to listen to and purchase..British R&B and Soul songstress Marsha Ambrosius released her second solo album Friends and Lovers today to much fan fare.. I for one can say I love Marsha's latest album and I can listen to it the whole way through.. A few songs that are "earworthy" are Spend All My Time featuring Uncle Charlie (Charlie Wilson and the official 2014 baby making song "69"!California experimental producer and multi-instrumentalist Madlib released his second installment of Rock Konducta! The 20 track…
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 7th July 2014

    Emubands
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    First up this week are Blessa, a five-piece dream-pop band from Sheffield. Following up on their first single ‘Between Times’, their debut EP ‘Love Is An Evol Word’ further perfects their dreamy, romantic swoons, lusciously topped with singer Olivia Neller’s poetic vocals. Next up is brownbear with their brand new single ‘Dead or Alive’. Fresh from supporting The Libertines at their reunion shows at both Hyde Park in London and the Barrowlands in Glasgow, the four-piece from Ayrshire have also played festivals such as Liverpool Sound City, Tiree…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 30th June 2014

    Emubands
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    First up this week is the brand new single ‘New Romance’ from the critically acclaimed East London musician and producer Azekel. Described by some as progressive R&B, Azekel fuses R&B with electronic music seamlessly, delivering an exhilarating, electric production with deep beats and distorted synths whilst he flexes his soulful falsetto. Next up is Algernon Doll with a song from his third album ‘Omphalic’. Over the last year Algernon Doll, aka Ewan Grant, has been supported by the likes of NME.com, Mad Mackerel, Radar Scotsman, God Is In The TV, For Folk…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 23rd June 2014

    Emubands
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    First up this week is a track taken from three-piece fuzzy garage band Deathcats’ debut album ‘All Hail Lubo’. Fresh from playing at this year’s goNORTH festival in Inverness and due to play both Wickerman and the T Break Stage at T in the Park, Deathcats have been turning heads in Scotland and beyond with their rippin’ blend of garage rock and energetic pop. Catch them live tomorrow, 27th June at Bungalows & Bears in Sheffield. Next up is Strange Skies with their new single ‘Invisible Woman’. A three-piece blues rock band from Aberdeen, Strange…
  • Live At Captain Tom’s – Episode 3 – 28th June

    Emubands
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:26 am
    Live At Captain Tom’s is a free online music TV show, streamed live from the 3,500 sq.ft. Captain Tom’s studio complex in Aberdeen, Scotland. The show will highlight the best bands and artists from the music scene in Aberdeen, playing LIVE to the whole world. Promising “a sort of cross between “Later… with Jools Holland and Wayne’s World”, each episode will be hosted by Scott Ironside, a local comedian/musician & Magenta Lust, with each show featuring up to 10 awesome acts playing live alongside interviews and features. The show can be viewed online at…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 16th June 2014

    Emubands
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:38 am
    First up this week is a track from The Lake Poet’s debut EP ‘Honest Hearts’. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland, The Lake Poets, a.k.a. Martin Longstaff, has supported the likes of Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Daughter and Jake Bugg, has played sold-out shows at prestigious venues such as Union Chapel, Roundhouse and The Sage Gateshead, as well as major festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park. His recent single ‘April’ was added to Radio 1’s daytime playlist and Martin’s music has been championed by BBC Introducing leading to rotation on XFM and…
 
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    DIY Conspiracy

  • Upyr, Reka & Celeste Live in Sofia or 160 Hearts Beating as One

    Angel S.
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The 19th of July was a weird Saturday wondering if it should stick to being rainy or not. With the Upyr, Reka & Celeste show we’d been setting up, and most importantly awaiting, for quite some time we were kinda sure the colors of this summer night would be as black as they can get. A...
  • 52 Hertz with a First Vinyl

    Angel S.
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    After an awesome awesome demo tape the Würzburg emo slash punk slash cat worship sect 52 Hertz are now streaming their brand new EP ‘Somnolence’. It’s so summersih, melodic and hazy that you should be already playing it and sharing it with your friends (and cats). The stream is below, the artwork was made by Stefan Ćirić from...
  • Ecotopia Biketour 2014

    Mittens XVX
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Ecotopia Biketour is an eco-mobile and do-it-yourself community that has been practicing aspects of activism, alternative ways of organizing and sustainable living throughout different areas of Europe for over 20 years. The Biketour is for anyone interested in DIY, environmentalism, activism, veganism, community life and learning experientially from cultures, from challenges, and from each other. Ultimately, it...
  • A Bunch of Newbies You Should Check Out!

    Niki G.
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    For quite some time I’ve been thinking to start such series of posts featuring demos and debuts. I will be posting links to bands I have recently discovered. I’ll be featuring my 50 cents on all my discoveries but will those newcomers make their way among your favorites it’s totally up to you. For sure there won’t...
  • Forward / Teargas – Burning Spirits 2014 EP

    Mittens XVX
    5 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    Artists: Forward / Teargas Title: Burning Spirits 2014 Release: EP / Digital Year: 2014 Label: Hardcore Victim, Punk And Destroy, Havoc Records “Burning Spirits” is the term attached to the distinct style of bands performing after 1988 at the long-running live event series under the same name held at a small Tokyo club called Shinjuku Anti Knock. The unique style of bands like Death Side,...
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    East Coast Digital Radio - Music And MixtapesEast Coast Digital Radio - Music And Mixtapes

  • #EP Fame School ‘Level Up’ (@WeAreFameSchool)

    The Shadowking
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Fame School presents the first debut project after their 2 singles RNS & Already Know. Produced entirely by slimmy neutron the project features troy ave & Neako be on the lookout for more videos to come off this project and visit www.fameschoolacademy.com Listen Below
  • [Mixtape] Bank, Blunts & Reups 4 Hosted By @ThatsShawtyLo – @CartuneNetwerk @DJDirtyYella @DJKrill

    The Shadowking
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Cartune Netwerk, DJ Dirty Yella & DJ Krill Bank – Blunts & Reups 4 (Hosted By Shawty Lo) Track Listing 1. Shawty Lo – ATLaska 2. Quavo Feat Lil Durk & Ca$h Out – Skinny 3. Tana Feat K Camp – To Da Next 4. Young Thug Feat TI & Zuse – Eww Eww Eww (Remix) 5. Tracy T – Chasin’ A Check 6. Dose Feat Young Scooter – Worth it 7. Yo Gotti – Errybody 8. Lil Bibby Feat Kevin Gates – We Are Strong 9. Wiz Khalifa Feat Rick Ross, Nas & Schoolboy Q – We Dem Boyz (Remix) 10. Que Feat August Alsina – Diamonds 11. Cam’ron Feat Nicki Minaj – So Bad 12. King…
  • #Mixtape @DamondBlue1 – The Golden Era

    The Shadowking
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Golden Era” mixtape by Damond Blue. This 15 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape is a collection of freestyles from Damond during the time when he was educating himself on music. Damond M. Blue, a native to Baltimore’s Eastside where most youths are drawn into the violence and drugs in the streets. Losing his father at the tender age of three, Damond channeled his emotions into writing music rather than anger. As he grew older he was drawn to the lifestyle of the streets, nice clothes, cars, women, and it wasn’t until he witnessed the death of a close…
  • Caskey (YMCMB) pres. “Eargasm! 13″ Mixtape by @dawhizzkid (Shadyville/Future Star Djs)

    The Shadowking
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Another smashing major mixtape of the popular “Eargasm!” series hosted by Caskey (YMCMB/Cash Money) and Yink The Captain feat. unheard Remixes, Tracks and new Heat by Ace Hood, Future, Asap Rocky, Kendrick Lamar + many more! This WhizzKid Media Premium Mixtape is released in cooperation with Shadyville, Future Star Djs + more! Listen To Mixtape Below Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by DatPiff.com
  • #Video @Sunshinegillz – ‘Hold Up’

    The Shadowking
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Joshua Gill, also known as Sunshine Gillz, is a rap artist from southern California on the borderline of Los Angeles and Inland Empire. Growing up, music has always been a big part of his life, especially his father was Gillz biggest motivation to pursue his passion. Sunshine Gillz prefers to measure his “success more by what [he’s] doing, rather than what [he’s] getting”. If more people are listening to his music, being positively influenced by it, or being inspired to pursue their own dreams, then he feels successful. He was first influenced by the artists his parent’s listened to…
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    Slightly Off Key

  • New Music Fix 7.21.14 – Morrissey, Luluc, and Fred Hersch!

    slightlyoffkey
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Here’s what I’m checking out this week… MORRISSEY – WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS  It’s painfully easy for rock legends to phone it in as they get older.  In some cases it seems that all they have to is show up and “the people” go wild with enthusiasm.  Thankfully, Morrissey never jumped on that bandwagon. World Peace Is None Of Your Business is an adventurous album (lyrically and musically) which find the former Smiths frontman in top form.  It’s not the next Louder Than Bombs – but that’s a good thing!  The only thing…
  • ¡Discover! – Sun Club

    slightlyoffkey
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    After writing about Appomattox in my last ¡Discover! feature,  I was determined to explore other styles this week – perhaps write about an up-and-coming folk or jazz band.  While my stalwarts are still delivering (did I mention how good Joshua Redman’s new album is?) I failed to find an emerging artist that really stopped me in my tracks. Then I heard Sun Club, and quickly forgot my original plan… From the first note of their EP, Dad Claps at the Mom Prom,everything just seemed to work.  Rather than an amalgamation of carefully crafted elements, the band truly…
  • New Music Fix 7.14.14 – Counting Crows, Keith Jarrett and Jungle!

    slightlyoffkey
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Editors Note: Jazz legend Charlie Haden passed away on July 11, after the following post was written but before it went live. He was truly a master at his art, and his death is a tremendous loss to the musical world. My condolences to those who knew him. COUNTING CROWS – PALISADES PARK As a rule, I generally don’t review singles. That being said, the prospect of a new Counting Crows album is enough to make any reasonable man bend his own principles. While the new album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, isn’t due out until September 2nd, the Crows have graced us with…
  • ¡Discover! – Appomattox

    slightlyoffkey
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    For my very first posting of ¡Discover! I could think of no one better to feature than New York’s own Appomattox – namely because it seems like everybody here but me has been “discovering” them for quite a while (seriously Ecker, get with the program.) Appomattox – the band, not courthouse… Categorizing themselves as “distorted pop” – a deceptively complex designation – this unsigned Brooklyn trio has gained praise from artists such Mike Watt of the Stooges and Nels Cline of Wilco. Of course none of that praise would matter if the music itself didn’t seriously…
  • New Music Fix 6.23.14 – Willie Nelson, Lana Del Rey and Joshua Redman!

    slightlyoffkey
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    WILLIE NELSON – BAND OF BROTHERS I can’t tell you what a relief it is to see that the Red Headed Stranger still has his writing chops. For me – and perhaps most of my generation – Willie Nelson has always been more of a cultural icon than creative artist.  Sure, we’re familiar with some of his big hits,  but we rarely give a thought to the sheer volume of truly amazing songs he’s written over the past fifty years (both for himself and for others).  While Band of Brothers doesn’t come close to filling this educational gap, it’s not a…
 
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    Melody Fusion : 10 Most Recent Blog Posts

  • June 2014 Contest Winner!

    1 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    June has been a riot! This month's contest "Post the Most Tracks" has definitely made some musical waves on Melody Fusion. We've enjoyed watching members crank up the volume and share all this music with our membership. 
  • July 2014 Contest: "Post the Best Master Class"

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:35 am
    For the month of July 2014, Melody Fusion will host the contest: "Post the Best Master Class".  
  • Count Down for June Contest

    24 Jun 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Melody Fusion is running monthly contests to entice our members in sharing their love for music and their accomplishments. We reward the winner with a fun prize and lots of acknowledgements!  
  • Manage Your Email Notifications

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:51 am
    We continue to make Melody Fusion's site better and better! Our programmers have been working around the clock to get this latest improvement out: Manage Your Subscriptions. 
  • Daddy-O Brings Back Smooth 50s Sounds.

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:26 pm
    If you like Elvis, the 50s vibe, or just want to get away from the hard edge of life for a few minutes you have to check out Daddy-O, a Boston-based group that features original, 50s-inspired, rockabilly music.
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Smoke Season Releases “Badlands” Video

    CourtneyL
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Los Angeles indie-Americana duo, Smoke Season recently unveiled the music video for their new single, “Badlands.” The video was shot in the desert of Joshua Tree, CA and plays like an old Western movie. Stocked with Western staples such as revolvers, card games, cowboy boots and jean fringe, this video doesn’t disappoint. The duo’s haunting and sultry vocals create the perfect musical soundtrack for a drive through the desert. They chant, “There’s only bones on the dusty road.”
  • The Student Loan Releases New Album, “Moonlit Toasters”

    SueD
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Portland Oregon based The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project known for their fun and funky originals, quirky covers, and knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor.  Moonlit Toasters is The Student Loan’s fourth independent release, recorded by prolific producer, engineer and session player Billy Oskay (Foghorn Stringband, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary) at his Big Red Studios in Corbett Oregon and produced under the auspices of revered Portland guitar extraordinaire Scott Law (Banjo Killers, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Darol Angers Republic of Strings). Moonlit…
  • Eight Dollar Mountain Releases New Album, “Tied To The Tracks”

    SueD
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:57 am
    Rising from the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountain range of Southern Oregon comes Eight Dollar Mountain, an exciting, high-energy bluegrass quintet. Tied To The Tracks (Release date: June 25, 2014) the band’s third release  was produced by Vince Herman, the incomparable lead man of the progressive “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” band Leftover Salmon.  Herman, a recent transplant to Oregon from his longtime home amongst the prolific Rocky Mountain bluegrass scene, lends his energy, creative style, and finely tuned ear to the production helm. Recorded at The Studio at Pacifica in Williams, Oregon…
  • Fireproof Giant find ‘A Place to Start’ with debut EP

    lizzie
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    Hot off the Circus, the EP is now available from bandcamp.com  Having been described as a “terrific four piece band” (The Times) whose music is “intense, haunting and pulsating” (The Independent), it is sure enough that Fireproof Giant are experiencing a whirlwind of recognition with the release of highly anticipated EP ‘A Place to Start’. The EP has a refreshing, poignant sound with honest lyrical and musical influences. The soulful, charming vocals make for a relaxing composition which leaves the audience truly captivated. It is no surprise the EP is receiving such positive…
  • Colin Clyne rides the ‘Merry Go Round’ – latest single on June 30th

    lizzie
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    Upbeat acoustic roots tune taken from album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ – released 21st July Scotland born folk singer-songwriter Colin Clyne, a versatile acoustic artist as comfortable spinning off an upbeat folk ditty as a heartrending dose of roots melancholy, returns this summer with excellent single ‘Merry Go Round’, taken from album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’. The single, a straight, driving example of how to write an acoustic folk track with true momentum and subtle harmonies, mixes Clyne’s Scottish folk heritage with a touch of Americana in the vocal arrangements –…
 
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    Spinning Platters

  • Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Chad Liffmann
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    It’s always darkest before the ‘Dawn’. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the follow-up to the surprising and emotionally resonant 2011 reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we are treated to another slice of the 50-year-old Planet of the Apes universe that had, until now, only been hypothesized.  Part of the consuming mystery surrounding the original 1968 Planet of the Apes ending was […]
  • Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 7/10/14-7/16/14

    Dakin Hardwick
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Another weekend in July. Another excuse to hang out in some of the Bay Area’s under-appreciated parks. Last weekend’s Burger Boogaloo was amazing. This weekend brings us Phono del Sol. A one day event that brings the absolute best in indie rock to it’s natural habitat- The Mission. I’ve gone every year, and at $25, […]
  • Show Review: Tove Lo with DJ Aaron Axelsen and Miles the DJ at Rickshaw Stop, 07/03/2014

    Jessica Lachenal
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    Before that show, I had no idea why I enjoyed Tove Lo so much. On the surface, she looks just like another Ke$ha-inspired glitter party clone. But standing in the middle of Rickshaw Stop, somewhere between the whiskey, vaporizer smoke, and bendy straws, it hit me. Somewhere in that crowd, in all those eyes glittering […]
  • Film Review: Life Itself

    Carrie Kahn
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Moving documentary explores life and death of film criticism icon If you have even a passing interest in film history, you owe it to yourself to see director Steve James’s new documentary about renowned Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert. While James makes a few questionable directorial choices, the film succeeds as both […]
  • Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 7/3/14-7/9/14

    Dakin Hardwick
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Historically, July has been a dead period for big music festivals. Recently, however, we’ve seen two amazing festivals pop up. Next week is Phono del Sol. This week, however, is the positively epic Burger Boogaloo! There is going to be 50 years worth of the finest garage bands ever in Mosswood Park, near MacArthur Bart […]
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    One For The People

  • Tracks: FEWS - The Zoo

    Phill Walker
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    "...demonic basslines and...unnervingly dulcet vocals" - Sweden x America duo FEWS return with "The Zoo".It's been nearly two years since FEWS burst into our ear-waves with "10 Things", "If Things Go On Like This" and their penchant for creating DIIV-like guitar riffs and atmospherics - not that they should be pigeon-holed like that, of course.Read More »
  • Introducing: Honne - Warm On A Cold Night

    Wayne Flanagan
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    "...smooth, sultry R&B with an electronic edge": Introducing London duo HonneWhispers of Honne's arrival have been going around for months, but finally, the London duo are here, armed with debut single "Warm On A Cold Night".Read More »
  • Tracks: Menace Beach - Lowtalkin'

    Phill Walker
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Leeds' Menace Beach unveil "Lowtalkin'", the other side of their upcoming double a-side.In comparison to "Tennis Court", the other track from the double a-side, "Lowtalkin'" is far more frantic and impatient in its manner, style and delivery - you could even say in every way.Read More »
  • Video: The Black Angels - The Flop

    Phill Walker
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Black Angels unveil live video for "The Flop" from current EP, Clear Lake Forest.We haven't mentioned a drop from The Black Angels since they first unveiled "Diamond Eyes" back in March, but the band have now released Clear Lake Forest and "Diamond Eyes", along with "The Flop", both feature.Read More »
  • Tracks: Pale Seas - Wicked Dreams

    Phill Walker
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Ahead of their Places To Haunt EP release, Southampton's Pale Seas unveil "Wicked Dreams". I'd like to say don't ask us why we've neglected to feature Pale Seas till now, but to be quite frank, it's down to a mixture of our hatred of hype and a general dislike for their previous work - new track "Wicked Dreams" is so fucking brilliant though, all previous opinion has gone out the window, thank god for versatility and experimentation.Read More »
 
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    Festival Mag

  • Reload 2014 preview: Don’t you want me baby?

    Scott McBride
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    Well Reload festival. You had me at Soul ll Soul, never mind all the other amazing and somewhat retro acts […]The post Reload 2014 preview: Don’t you want me baby? appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Beacons 2014 preview: A bit of everything

    Jonny Chadwick
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Around three years ago, I swapped my life in a small, working class North-East village for the somehow appealing world […]The post Beacons 2014 preview: A bit of everything appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Latitude 2014 preview: Not Just a Thinking Person’s Festival…

    Kes Phelps
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    The line up at Latitude last year was possibly the strongest and most eclectic to date. We wore 3-D specs […]The post Latitude 2014 preview: Not Just a Thinking Person’s Festival… appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Tech-Fest 2014 preview: No snobbery

    Scott McKenna
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    UK Tech-Metal Fest, now there’s a name I bet you’ve never heard of. But that’s okay, as I’m here to […]The post Tech-Fest 2014 preview: No snobbery appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Sonisphere 2014 review: Exceptional fun

    Scott McKenna
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    If there is one piece of advice that I could have taken on board as I look at my slightly […]The post Sonisphere 2014 review: Exceptional fun appeared first on Festival Mag.
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    dizsoundz.com

  • Nicki Minaj – Anaconda (Single Cover)

    DS
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    Check out this official cover for the upcoming single from Nicki Minaj titled Anaconda. Out on July 28th via Young Money, Cash Money and Republic Records.
  • Pitbull – Fireball Feat. John Ryan (Single Premiere)

    DS
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Pitbull releases his brand new single titled Fireball. Features guest vocals from singer John Ryan. Song is confirmed as the lead single from his upcoming eighth studio album Globalization, scheduled to be released this fall via RCA Records.
  • MNEK – Wrote a Song About You (Video Premiere)

    DS
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    British artist MNEK releases his new single called Wrote A Song About You. Watch the official video now. MNEK is working on his debut album, set to premiere later this year via Virgin and EMI Records.
  • Rixton – Wait On Me (Single Premiere)

    DS
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    English band Rixton releases their new single Wait On Me. Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall, Lewi Morgan and Danny Wilkin are working on their new project. Available for download on iTunes only is US.
  • DJ Mustard – 10 Summers (Album Cover + Track List)

    DS
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    DJ Mustard unleashed the cover and track list for his debut album called 10 Summers. The project will be released on August 12th via Google Play for free for the 1st 2 weeks before going on sale. 1 Low Low Feat. Nipsey Hussle, TeeCee and RJ 2 Ghetto Tales Feat. Jay 305 and TeeCee 3 Throw Your Hood Up Feat. Dom Kennedy, Royce and RJ 4 No Reason Feat. YG, Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle, and RJ 5 Giuseppee Feat. 2 Chainz and Jeezy and Yo Gotti 6 Face Down Feat. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, YG and Boosie Badazz 7 Down On Me Feat. 2Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign 8 Can’t Tell Me Shit Feat. IamSu! and AKAFrank 9 Tinashe…
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    Beats Music Now

  • YouTube Music Service Controversy Update

    dangellert
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Last month, YouTube flatly stated they would block videos from independent record labels they could not reach a deal with. After an uproar in the music community, YouTube has not blocked any videos so far and is allowing more time for negotiations. Since this slight change in attitude, more than 800 Independent labels have formed a pact seeking fair treatment from music streaming services. Initiated by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) - the organization that represents the interests of the global independent music community – they issued a Fair Digital Deals Pledge that labels…
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    ‘Madrecita Querida’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Pop Latino genre. Love songs for Moms, in Spanish. Looking for just the right way to be sentimental and emotional with a Mama? Play this playlist that includes The Gypsy Kings to Christina Aguilera. Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Madrecita Querida‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
  • Bop.fm Wants To Feed All Music To You

    dangellert
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Beats Music, along with a few other streaming services, has been feeding music into the Bop.fm interface since March of this year. As their tagline above implies, Bop ultimately wants to be the network that lets you play and share any song, any time from any music streaming service. It’s an ambitious (and elegant) goal. Bop is going in the right direction as today they announced raising $2 million from Charles River Ventures. Bop may be in a prime position to expand their business as music streaming services are launching seemingly every month – potentially adding confusion for…
  • On-Demand Music Streaming Increases 50% – Tech Companies Sharpen Their Offerings

    dangellert
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Nielsen and Billboard released their mid-year music industry report. On-demand streaming audio is up 50% – the largest percent change in all the categories covered. The chart below says it all: Current Music Offerings It is no surprise the biggest tech companies are positioning themselves to capture the streaming market within their ecosystems. Here is where they sit today: Apple offers iTunes Radio, Beats Music (recent purchase) Google offers YouTube, Google Play All Access, Songza (recent purchase) Amazon offers Prime Music (launched last month) Microsoft offers Xbox Music Facebook…
  • On-Demand Music vs. Internet Radio explained

    dangellert
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The general public is still confused about how on-demand streaming music is different than Internet Radio. Beats Music and Spotify are on-demand streaming services. Pandora and iHeartRadio are Internet Radio services. On-demand streaming means you can immediately play the music (song or album) you search for. Internet Radio allows you to search for a song, artist or genre, but then will play a continuous stream of songs similar to your search criteria. Eventually it may even play the song you searched for. This is often referred to as a lean-back listening experience. On-demand streaming is…
 
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Versus You // Moving On // Out Now // Bomber Music

    Sian Bedford
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Versus You are back, after a 5 year break, with their fourth studio album, 'Moving On'. The new record will be released on 21st July after the band recently signed to Bomber Music in the UK. Sticking to their roots, this album is the perfect punk rock album. 'Moving On' is a solid collection about travel, friendship, tough times and serious issues; delivered with direct lyrics and catchy 90's punk riffs. Fans of Green Day, Blink 182 and Sum 41 will definitely find a new friend in Versus You. Albeit not ground-breaking, 'Moving On' does stand out with how blunt some of the lyrics are. The…
  • LIVE // British Sea Power // Gala Theatre, Durham // 17. 07. 14

    Anastasia Connor
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    A rock band. A brass band. A theatre. It all sounds very odd and seemingly incongruous. Well... not if the band in question are British Sea Power, who are no strangers to the unusual collaborations and the less obvious settings. BSP's latest project, Sea of Brass, was unveiled last week at the Gala Theatre in Durham, as part of Brass: Durham International Festival. It is a creative venture powered by the musical arranger Peter Wraight (Matthew Herbert Big Band) and some of the best brass bands across the land, including Durham's own NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women…
  • SBTRKT announces new album – listen to the first single!

    neverenoughgoats
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Producer/songwriter SBTRKT has announced new album 'Wonder Where We Land' will, er, land on September 22nd on the Young Turks label. ‘Wonder Where We Land’ follows the British musician's (real name Aaron Jerome) well-loved self-titled debut album and a recent interim release of six instrumentals ‘Transitions’. Since the release of his debut long-player in 2011, SBTRKT has found his feet in an ever-evolving sea of producers, becoming globally-renowned as one of the most unique artists and performers right now. The album is available for preorder. Check out the first single to be…
  • The Pierces offer new track ‘Creation’

    Aimee Davis
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    And now for something completely different...The Pierces. A bit like Fleetwood Mac but with a bit more sparkle and indie-folk-pop; hear their new track 'Creation' and be excited by a duo who clearly know how to simply make lovely music together. A follow up from their 2011 breakthrough album, 'You & I', 'Creation' is the title track from the new album out on 1st September as is the latest single from sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce. The Alabama-born siblings now reside in California and the relocation can be heard on their radiant new record. "Being there must have affected our…
  • Spoon Unveil Video for ‘Do You’

    Paige Bromley
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spoon have released the video for the first track to be taken from their 8th album 'They Want My Soul'. Following from a hiatus the music world, the band are back in action. After completing a few projects, including a successful  Britt Daniel session for Lauren Laverne on BBC6 Music, the announcement of a new single has been hotly anticipated by fans. Directed by Hiro Murai, the video takes an unexpected turn towards the end - but you'll have to watch it below to find out what that is!
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  • Top 10 Pop/Rock Albums Ever

    Francesco Settesoldi
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Here's a personal list, these are my ten favorite Pop/Rock Albums ever. The list is random and not in order of preference, as I put all of those albums on the same level.1 - What's the story Morning Glory? (Oasis) - Epic2 - Pablo Honey (Radiohead) - Strong3 - Blur (The Best Of) - Brit Pop4 - Let go (Avril Lavigne) - Pop/Rock - I love this album5 - Nevermind (Nirvana) - Epic6 - Unorthodox Jukebox (Bruno Mars) - More Pop than Rock, but really good album7 - Parachutes (Coldplay) - My favorite from Coldplay8 - Nimrod (Green Day) - The best Punk/Rock ever9 - My World 2.0 (Justin Bieber) - This is…
  • Mindfulness and non-striving with John Kabat Zinn

    Francesco Settesoldi
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    I think this video with John Kabat Zinn perfectly explains the benefits of being in the moment by not striving for anything else. If you're not in the moment NOW, when?! Of course, it is not enough to know these things theoretically, you 'gotta practice them in order to fully realize the meaning of them.Make sure to check out John's Guided Meditations, I find them pretty effective. One thing I like about this program is the absence of music and external sounds, the only thing you hear is his voice guiding you to bring awareness to your breathing and to different parts of your body.(We all…
  • More Easy Songs to Sing and Play with the Guitar:

    Francesco Settesoldi
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Hello, after writing a list with five easy songs to sing and play with the guitar, here are five more songs to practice. Enjoy them!!  - Rape Me (Nirvana) - Lucky Man (The Verve) - Creep (Radiohead) - Zombie (The Cranberries) - It's my life (Bon Jovi)   RELATED ARTICLESTop 5 easy songs to sing and play with the guitar5 Popular Guitar Songbooks for BeginnersTop 10 Pop/Rock Albums Ever Top Rated Guitar Lessons Books Make sure to Subscribe to my Newsletter to get the latest updates
  • Rock Blues Songs: here are 5 Masterpieces

    Francesco Settesoldi
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Hello everyone, here's a list with five Rock/Blues masterpieces worth listening to. Enjoy it:- Layla (Eric Clapton)- Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)- Mary Had a Little Lamb (Stevie Ray Vaughan)- Rock'n Roll (Led Zeppelin)  - Sunshine of your love (Cream) RELATED ARTICLESTop 5 Blues Albums4 Blues Guitar Licks for Beginners (Video Tutorial + Tabs)More Blues Guitar Licks for Beginners (and Intermediates) Blues Guitar for Beginners: How to Get Started 5 Reasons to Play Blues GuitarMake sure to Subscribe to my Newsletter to get the latest updates
  • 5 Popular Guitar Songbooks for Beginners

    Francesco Settesoldi
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Here's a list with five popular guitar songbooks for beginners (and also intermediate players):Led Zeppelin -- Complete Lyric & Chord SongbookEric Clapton: Guitar Chord SongbookEagles - Guitar Chord SongbookNirvana - Guitar Play-Along Volume 78 - Book+CdThe Beatles Complete Chord Songbook       RELATED ARTICLES Top 5 easy songs to sing and play with the guitar! 5 Reasons to Play Blues Guitar Top 10 Pop/Rock Albums Ever  Top rated guitar lessons books (accordingly to Amazon) Top 5 Grunge Songs Make sure to Subscribe to…
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  • BADE ACHHE LAGTE HAIN - SONY TV serial tittle song lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Serial : Bade Achhe Lagte HainSerial tittle song lyricAaa...Aaa....Bade achhe laggte hainYe Dharti ye nadiyaa ye raina (Aur...)Aur TumBade achhe laggte hainYe Dharti ye nadiyaa ye raina (Aur...)Aur TumDheere-dheere haule-haule chupke se ab hogaKehte hain ye pyaar jise hum na jaane kab hogaDheere-dheere haule-haule chupke se ab hogaKehte hain ye pyaar jise hum na jaane kab hogaBade achhe laggte hainYe mausam, ye Baatein, ye Uljhan (Aur..)Aur Tummm...Bade achhe laggte hainYe Dharti ye nadiyaa ye raina Aur Tum...Aaa...Aaa....kuch jaana, kuch anjaana sa muujhko woh laageSaari raina sapna banke…
  • Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon - zee tv serial tittle song lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Serial : Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam doonSerial Tittle song lyricJo pehle huaa naaAb hone laga haiDil humko jaga karKyun sone laga hai?Ye ishq hai yaa kuch aur haiYa bas khaali-khaali shor hHaiYe ishq hai yaa kuch aur haiYa bas khaali-khaali shor hHaiHo isko main kya kahun?Kya kahun? tu hi bata...Iss pyaar ko kya naam doon? ... [x4]Tujhko dekh karTujhko dekh karAankhein muskuraane lagti hainTujhko mill karDhadkne gungunane lagti hainAisa hota hai kyunMujhko khabar nahinPehle kabhi huaa Aisa asar nahinJo mere dil ke paas haiNaye jaadu naye ehsaas hainHoye aise mein kya karunKya karun tu hi…
  • Ea Tharam Illali - Maa tv Serial tittle song lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    Serial : Ee tharam illaluSerial tittle song lyricNe oohalu na upiraya..priyaa Na yadha ankitamma chayanna priyudaaaaaa.....Paradhalu tholagi pace chiluka chara nennu priyaa aa aaa....Nedhanne.. ooo priya nedhanne....Kanti papalla venta nevu unduOo na priyaa aa aaa...Oo na priyaa aa aaa... Manchu vannallo janta todundu Oo na priyaa aa aaa...Oo na priyaa aa aaa... Ne kanulu chuuusaa aaa kalalooo naaaNejam mayina.... ashaiy..... nenna charunna....Na edha laya neva na sakiyaNa madhi kovala koluvayina na chaliya..Paradhalu tholagi pase chiluka charukunna Priyaa aa aaaa ne…
  • Choti Bahu - Ze Tv Serial Tittle Song Lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Serial : Choti bahuSerial Tittle Song LyricBaware naina bhare rahe raat bhar Ooo Baware naina bhare rahe raat bhar Soye jage, Jage soye Jaane kis baat par Man khush bhi hai, bechan bhi Uljan kaisi dil rain ki Ab tu hi aake bol Kanha, Gaante sari khol Tu jo kahde chal jaaon is aag par Chal jaaon is aag par Man chahe pankh laga kar, Sari khushiya yeh paa kar Kahi uud jaoon In muskano pe mera, adikar kya hai ye sochun Main dar jaoon Haste kadamose jo badu jaoon Kahi raahon main na kho jaoon Ab tu hi aake…
  • SAPNE SUHANE LADAKPAN KE - Ze Tv Serial Tittle Song Lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Serial : sapne suhane ladakpan keSerial tittle Song LyricChup ho gai kyun sari baateKahaa kho gai teri aahateIs pal kese samjao mainMil na saki kyun teri chahateMerei in aankho se dhere dhereDekho bahene lage haiSapne suhaneSapne suhane ladakpan keDiya aur baati ho jeseJud gaye the lamhe kuch eseHui khata kya main jaanu naJo ho gaye juda humseAankho se dhere dhereDekho bahene lage haiSapne suhaneSapne suhaneSapne suhane ladakpan keSapne jo dekhe the vo tute haiJodu main ab use kaiseRootho ge mujse ese yun tumSocha na tha kabhi maine.
 
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    How to Sing Better

  • Technique vs Style

    Andy Barnes
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    In this post, I wanted to explore the importance of learning a good technique and how it can apply to singing style. We all know that there are different styles or genres in singing. From pop to classical/operatic, rock to R&B, country to gospel, and all variations in between. There is a myth that singing training or technique only applies to the classical or operatic singers, and singers from other styles and genres won’t benefit from learning how to sing correctly. Well, today I want to bust this myth, so let’s get started. What’s So Important About Technique…
  • Learn How To Sing Natures Way

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:19 am
    Did you know that there is a natural way to sing with an open throat? That’s right, we are all born making sound naturally.Did you also know that your voice doesn’t have to deteriorate as you age. In fact, my singing teacher’s teacher was quite happily singing high C’s well into his 90′s and right up until the day he died. Most people seem to think that as you get older that you won’t be able to sing as you did when you were younger, but it’s a myth, your voice should get better with age, not worse. What’s The Problem I think we all have heard a…
  • How To Get Better At Singing – The Bottleneck Octave

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:58 am
    Most singers will spend much of their career learning how to successfully navigate the bottleneck octave, trying to achieve a smooth transition from one end of their range to the other. You may have heard this concept referred to as the “mix”, or mixing/blending the voice. What ever name people will give it, they are essentially all talking about the same thing. In this article, I want to answer the question of how to get better at singing by exploring the bottleneck octave, defining what it is, why it is the cause of so many problems and how we can learn to smash through it. What Is The…
  • How To Improve Singing Power And Tone

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:46 am
    I don’t think I would be incorrect in saying that the majority of singers out there would love to know how to improve singing power and tone. In this article, I want to focus on the concept of resonance and how it applies to the human voice and how we can use it to answer the question of how to improve singing power and tone. Lets get started shall we. How to Improve Singing Power and Tone By Understanding Resonance I had an epiphany one day during a singing lesson when my teacher was explaining something to me. The revelation was this – the human voice is essentially a wind…
  • How to Improve Your Voice Quickly and Naturally Using Support

    Andy Barnes
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:22 am
    The concept of support in singing is foundational, and yet in my experience, it is very difficult to find any real explanation on what support actually is and how to employ it properly. My first singing teacher taught me that support was “pushing out”, and other singing methods say that you don’t need to worry about support at all. In this article, I will basically explain what support is and why it is the “cornerstone” or foundation of correct singing technique. Whether singing or speaking, correct support is the first port of call in answering the question of…
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    MusikFace

  • How To Promote Your Music

    MusikFace TV
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    From Tom Robinson’s Youtube Channel: This is an audio recording of the opening session on “Attracting press, radio and online coverage” presented by Tom Robinson, covering the following topics: • How do you get your music to press, radio and blogs? • What goes in a press pack and what are people looking for? • Physical vs. digital press pack • Is your track right for the radio? • Setting realistic expectations • Release formats — tracks vs. singles vs. EPs & the pros and cons of physical • The pros and cons of hiring PR & Plugging specialists •…
  • How To Be A Rapper And Get The Crowd Hyped Up

    MusikFace TV
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    From AMC Theatres’s Youtube Channel: This clip comes from Something From Nothing documentary. From the video description: Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling, to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the…
  • How To Take Care of Your Voice

    MusikFace TV
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    From HowCast’s Youtube Channel: ::Video transcript:: Learn how to take care of your voice in this Howcast online singing lesson featuring singer Anya Singleton. Hi. I’m Anya Singleton. I want to talk about how to take care of your voice; some basic things to do. The main thing is you should think about how much you’re using your voice. Think about strain; it’s really easy for us to strain our voice. If we go to a party, for example, and it’s loud and the music’s loud, it’s really easy to scream over music. You want to think about in your daily life,…
  • How To Sing From Your Diaphragm

    MusikFace TV
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    From Superior Singing Method’s Youtube Channel: Superior Singing Method is a complete online vocal training video course which allows you to: -maximize your vocal skills lightening fast -develop yourself into a stand-out, professional sounding vocalist -learn and review videos online 24 hours a day Make sure you watch my video review above for the full story! You can grab your copy of Superior Singing Method here: http://www.superiorsingingmethod.com/
  • How to Create Personal Branding for Musicians

    MusikFace TV
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    From Pegasus Media World’s Youtube Channel: Nance Rosen speaks on personal branding at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles California for the American Marketing Association.
 
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    Music Universe

  • London Grammar reschedule Australian tour for March 2015

    musicuniverse
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    London Grammar have been forced to postpone their up coming Splendour in The Grass side shows due to illness. To ensure fans won’t miss out, they will return to Australian in March 2015, so everyone hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates. Statement from London Grammar: “With great sadness we have to announce that we have postponed our upcoming trip to Australia this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last trip to Australia was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently provide the level of…
  • London Grammar cancel Splendour and The Presets step in

    musicuniverse
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Only a couple of days out from the start of Australia’s favourite music festival Splendour in The Grass, news broke out this morning that London Grammar are no longer able to make it to Australia for the 2014 event. London Grammar sent the following statement to their fans… “It’s with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last visit was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently deliver the level of…
  • Bombay Bicycle Club announce Australian tour

    musicuniverse
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    UK band Bombay Bicycle Club are heading to Australia’s East Coast for headline shows this Spring. Following the February release of their latest album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, this tour will be Bombay Bicycle Club’s first Australian dates in almost two years. Growing up in North London, the foursome of Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Suren de Saram and Ed Nash signed a record deal shortly after leaving secondary school, releasing their guitar-driven debut, the NME award-winning, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose in 2009. In 2010 they released follow up album, Flaws, reaching top…
  • Foals to replace Two Door Cinema Club at Splendour in The Grass

    musicuniverse
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    Splendour In The Grass has announced that Two Door Cinema Club will no longer be able to make the trip to Australia. Expressing their disappointment in a statement issued to Splendour, Two Door Cinema Club explained that band member Alex Trimble had been hospitalised, and thus the group would have to cancel their scheduled appearance at Splendour, which was to be their only Australian show this year. “It is with a heavy heart that we are going to need to cancel our upcoming trip to Australia for Splendour in the Grass,” the band wrote. “Alex collapsed at Seattle airport on the way…
  • The War on Drugs to headline Meredith Music Festival 2014

    musicuniverse
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    Philadelphia's The War On Drugs is coming to Australia to headline the 2014 Meredith Music Festival. The War On Drugs released their most recent album Lost In A Dream earlier this year, their first in three years. Lead singer Adam Granduciel and the rest of The War on Drugs have visited Australia several times including the most recent Falls and Southbound festivals. Knowing fully well that their new album will feature in this year's Best Albums of 2014 list, we're beyond excited to hear the band’s new material in a live setting and are sure fans will feel the same too. Also with…
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    d3bris.de

  • What makes tattoos permanent?

    Deb
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    What makes tattoos permanent? Ever wondered how tattoo ink stays permanent? It has a lot to do with the immune system. The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. That’s some old ink! And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and macrophages (you’ll see) that go into making tattoos stand the test of time. Lesson by Claudia Aguirre, animation by TOGETHER. (Source: TED-Ed)       The post What makes tattoos permanent? appeared first on .
  • The St. Vincent Hype Train

    Deb
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:48 am
    The St. Vincent Hype Train We cant keep our mouths shut any more. Someone needs to speak out about the truth about now. Ok, listen. We were the biggest Fans of Anne Clark of St. Vincent since she started her solo career. Her first albums Actor and Strange Mercy was simply great and she was maybe even an under rated artist at the time. These 2 Videos showed her HUMBLE awesomeness…   And then… she followed up with an Epic album with Legend David Byrne of Talking Heads (Love This Giant, 2012). But then something happened. She finally got acknowledged and invited by many artists…
  • Stateless trailer by Dirty Beaches

    Deb
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    Stateless trailer by Dirty Beaches Great News! Dirty Beaches are soon to release a new album! We are looking forward to the next sounds of Alex Zhang Hungtai! Here´s the Trailer for his upcoming release Stateless: STATELESS trailer by Dirty Beaches from Alex Zhang Hungtai on Vimeo. Upcoming instrumental album excerpt STATELESS by Dirty Beaches. COMING SOON FALL 2014 via Zoo Music Records. Video shot by Alex Zhang Hungtai   Alex Zhang Hungtai (born September 4, 1980, Taipei), known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, is a Taiwanese-born Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec. Dirty…
  • Basement Jaxx New Twerking Robot Video

    Deb
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Basement Jaxx New Twerking Robot Video We are lost for words…but well. Yeah, just look at the damn video! If you stick with this video until the end, you’ll see more than just thrusting robot legs and misted rubber buttocks. Watch as the robot brings two scientists closer together, and at the very end, glimpse into an apocalyptic world where twerking butts wander the empty streets.(Source:  Pitchfork)   Official music video for Basement Jaxx ‘Never Say Never’, from new album Junto out 25th Aug. Pre-order from here and receive ‘Never Say Never’…
  • So How About Some Spray Cake?

    Deb
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    So How About Some Spray Cake?   Spray Cake is organic cake batter you spray from a can. You can prepare and bake a single cupcake in less than 60 seconds. Two Harvard students are working to patent Spray Cake, which releases cake batter out of a dispenser that works like a whipped-cream can. The accelerant in the can releases air bubbles inside the batter, eliminating the need for baking soda and baking powder so the confection is ready to eat almost instantly. It takes 30 seconds to bake a cupcake in the microwave, and only one minute to bake a full cake.(Source: TIME Magazine)  …
 
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    Rockshot

  • Live: LeeFest 2014

    Rockshot
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    When you live in South London, Kent or Surrey, one of the nicest things to do a Friday evening in the summertime is to pop up to Highams Hill Farm and make a visit to LeeFest.  The site is undoubtedly at its best. The hay bales are fresh The Wondersands beach has freshly raked sand,... The post Live: LeeFest 2014 appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Video: Sinéad O’Connor. Take Me To Church.

    Rockshot
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Sinéad O’Connor will release her brand new single ‘Take Me To Church’ as the first single to be lifted from her new album ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss’. The album will be released via Nettwerk Records on August 11th 2014. The artwork for ‘Take Me To Church’ features Sinead looking as amazing as she... The post Video: Sinéad O’Connor. Take Me To Church. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Video: Röyksopp & Robyn: Do It Again.

    Rockshot
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    The video for ‘Do It Again’ was shot in Mexico by award-winning Danish filmmaker Martin de Thurah. The short film is called ‘Our Hearts’ Desires’ and is set in an unspecified era where a revolution is in the making. It tells the story of desire, ecstasy and forbidden love. Says de Thurah, “‘Do It Again’... The post Video: Röyksopp & Robyn: Do It Again. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary.

    Rockshot
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Apple Corps Ltd, White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career — the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney,... The post Rock Media: Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary. appeared first on Rockshot.