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  • 8 Things on Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service That Aren't on Spotify

    Colin Stutz, Billboard
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Tidal exclusives from Rihanna, The White Stripes and more
  • The Best Beatles Wallpapers

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The [&hellip(Visited 59 times, 1 visits today)
  • The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Pink Floyd – the greatest progressive rock band of all time and one of music’s most successful bands, have sold over 250 million albums around the world, spaned for 14 studio albums. They gaining early recognition for their psychedelic rock music with ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’, and for their focus on experimentation [&hellip(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)
  • Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Copy of Adimiron’s Timelapse

    Axl Rosenberg
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Tell me what this silly logo says, win a copy of the latest release from these Italian Stallions! The post Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Copy of Adimiron’s Timelapse appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Here’s EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The CD That Comes FREE With RS200

    Rock Sound All Updates
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Yeah, we know the issue before it comes out tomorrow, but we're SO excited about this. Continue reading on Rock Sound »
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    Kings of A&R

  • Maudlin Strangers

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Maudlin Strangers who have become a Kings favorite will hit the road. The tour begins June 18th in Santa Ana CA, which takes the band all the way up to Seattle and back, wrapping up in their hometown of Los Angeles on July 1 @ The Echo. “Hays and his songs can join the world of electro-pop artists who quickly go from mixtape CDs to sold-out rooms.” –BuzzBandsLA.  While Indie Shuffle says “It’s dark indie rock in its purest form, layering eerie synths with faint raindrops in the background”.  Check out the latest track Penny. Maudlin Strangers is a band to watch. Contact:…
  • Chirping

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Stockholm-based indie four-piece Chirping released the new track A Warning of Sorts which be be available on April 20th. They sound a bit like The Vaccines, The Drums, The Strokes and have been compared to the likes of The 1975 and Bastille. Indie Shuffle says “A recipe for how to craft a great indie pop song”. Chirping have previously had material aired on both BBC Radio 2 and Absolute Radio, and are planning a UK tour for later this year. Dates and venues of which are yet to be confirmed including a variety of UK and Swedish festivals. Contact:,
  • Night Riots

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Kings favorite Night Riots continue to build a buzz with their most recent single Contagious which went #1 on SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt 18 Countdown. Night Riots will be hitting the road with The Mowgli’s and Hippo Campus this spring. The “Kids in Love” tour kicks off tomorrow, March 25th, in San Francisco, and wraps up on May 7th in San Diego. The band has received praise from Earmilk, KROQ, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club and Filter. Produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk), “Howl” was released on January 20th via Sumerian Records. Contact:…
  • Sarah McGowan

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Buzz Track: When I Come Home Singer-songwriter Sarah McGowan just released a new single ‘When I Come Home’ that comes off her debut EP, Indian Summer. The title track was described by Songwriting Magazine as a “languid, aching, folk-tinged ballad” and tells the tale of a love lost while Pop Matters says, “Featuring what might become the official surf rock jam of Brooklyn, Sarah McGowan’s Indian Summer is an EP filled with ebullient sing-alongs and hooks aplenty.” Sarah performs regularly in NYC including the Bitter End, Red Lion, Pianos and Arlene’s…
  • Boh Doran

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Buzz Track: Electric Love Indie pop singer-songwriter Boh Doran released a new video for the track Electric Love. Influenced by the classic soul and rock writers of the 60s and 70s and laced with a blend of retro groove and modern indie pop production, Boh explores the deeper and sometimes darker side of the human heart. The collaboration with producer-writers Ethan Mentzer (The Click 5) and Jon Kaplan (New Politics, Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World) is set for an early 2015 release. She has a residency at Ham and Eggs in LA and has received praise from Radar Online, Glamour Magazine,…
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  • WATCH | Angelique Kidjo Ft ZZ Ward - 'Bomba' (Velly Remix)

    Jeremy Daniel
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    'Bomba', from Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy Award-winning album, Eve, has been remixed by Maurice“Velly” Conaway with vocals by ZZ Ward. Produced by Pat Dillet and mixed by Tony Maserati, the track is out now via TuneCore and is available for purchase on iTunes—with all of the artists donating 100% of their royalties to humanitarian aid programs in Kenya. The song was also made available in Austin during SXSW exclusively through DropKloud, the new app for sharing exclusive content with fans. "'Bomba' is the name of a traditional item of African women’s clothing," explains Kidjo, "and the…
  • LISTEN | Jaga Jazzist - 'Starfire'

    Jeremy Daniel
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Jaga Jazzist is led by sibling trio, Lars, Martin and Line Horntveth. The band formed in 1994, when Lars was only fourteen years old. In their two decades of existence they've released five studio albums, one live album, five EPs (CD and vinyl), one live DVD and now a box set. In December 2012, Jaga’s main songwriter, Lars left Norway and moved to Los Angeles. Inspired by the space around him, the size of the sky above him, the endless light flashing past as he drove round the city at night, he began composing the new suite of works. One of these suites in particular--the title track taken…
  • Sponsored Video: Wilkinson Swordplay

    Jack Stovin
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    We’re constantly saturated with video adverts on the television, and now that YouTube has decided to play a 5 second (or worse, the 30 second ones that you can’t skip) after every video you watch on your computer, it’s no wonder that we have sort of stopped paying attention. Every now and again though, you do actually stumble upon an absolute gem of an advert. Something that makes you sit back and watch, and actually take it all in. We found this great little short film/love story advert for Wilkinson Sword. It’s only just been released, and it’s racking up a pretty decent…
  • SXSW 2015 Recap: Part 2 [In Pictures]

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Wednesday at SXSW: I started off my day by heading to the Laneway Festival day showcase, featuring the likes of East India Youth, Kate Boy, Spring King, and The OBGMs. Kate Tempest was a high standout of the early afternoon, blowing everyone away with her unique poetry reading/hip-hip. Even as someone who is usually more hesitant when it comes to rap music, her performance was moving and powerful. If she doesn't become a star in the years to come, then there is something majorly wrong in the music industry. Later in the afternoon, I just happened to be checking Palma Violets' Facebook page,…
  • Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Release Loin Des Hommes Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Jack Stovin
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    The latest ravishing score by Cave and Ellis is for director David Olehoffen’s Loin Des Hommes (Far From Men) and is released through Goliath Enterprises on 18th May 2015. Loin Des Hommes was a triple prizewinner at the Venice film festival (2014) and stars Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb. Adapted from a short story by Albert Camus, it is a powerful tale of divided loyalties and colonialist violence during Algeria’s war of independence. With its mesmeric drones, pointillist piano jabs, weeping strings and nerve-jangling electronics, this is one of the duo’s most emotive and experimental…
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  • Dick Durbin Decrier or Distraction: Who Has the Better Understanding of Race in America?

    Natasha Sapp
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    In this climate Dick Durbin’s comments are ill-timed, out of line, a distraction; anyone paying attention will say the opposite, they are precisely timed, in tune with the American people’s sentiments on issues dealing with race, how people who are something other than white are treated by authority, viewed by other ethnicity citizens. Far better than the post racial mythology day dream largely republicans, those opposed to voting rights portions of the civil rights act, affirmative action are clinging to, falsely convinced we’ve moved past the need for such things. Read More
  • Inside All That Matters: Marc Vincent, President, Sennheiser Greater China

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Inside All That Matters: Marc Vincent, President, Sennheiser Greater China
  • ReverbNation And SESAC To Nurture Emerging Artists

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Strategic Relationship That Provides A Path For ReverbNation Artists To Become Part Of The SESAC Community
  • Ill Nino Announces The Civil Unrest Tour

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Ill’Nino will be headlining The Civil Unrest Tour which will feature an assortment of special guests throughout it’s run. Joining the line of Ill’Nino will be Kittie, 36 Crazyfists, Davey Suicide select dates), Motograter, Thira, …Read More

    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Japanese “Trauma Techno-Pop” band URBANGARDE have released a series of LINE stickers for the popular messaging app featuring imagery from their catalog of mind-bending, counter-culture videos including “Sayonara Subculture”, “Sakura Memento”, and “Tokai no Alice”. …Read More
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  • Owl Dance Off

    newtboy (/music/member/newtboy)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    A burrowing owl shows off it's moves.
  • Batman Good Or Bad Debate (Hank and John Green) Songified

    eric3579 (/music/member/eric3579)
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Watch videos in comments for the actual discussion.
  • The Door Opener: Science by The Dull Eyed Llamas

    oritteropo (/music/member/oritteropo)
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:39 pm
    YouTube description: Music can open doors. Literally. Here's a machine that shows how. This Rube Goldberg machine took almost 1 year to build, and 2 weeks of intense troubleshooting and filming to finish. It's amazing what one crazy musician can build in his living room. I wanted to show my students that you can make a pretty fancy machine out of cardboard and popsicle sticks, straws and dowels, found objects, duct tape, and perseverance. Et voila! This video is dedicated to my last year's kindergarten class, Rm. 102, for whom I was originally building it. And to Jane, who can now have her…
  • Joyous String Quartet - Smooth Criminal

    oohlalasassoon (/music/member/oohlalasassoon)
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Joyous String Quartet has been playing together since 4 years old. I think I had perfected nose picking by their age. F**kers.
  • Sound System Bass Shreds Phone Book! ...

    ant (/music/member/ant)
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
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    Unreality TV

  • WATCH: Justice Is Blind In New Trailer For The Marvel Netflix Series DAREDEVIL

    Damen Norton
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    NETFLIX.  Just the very mention of it brings a smile to my face.  Why, you ask?  Well, for $8 a month I have instant access to a slew of hit TV shows and movies, as well as new original series like House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black.  It also gives me an excuse to embrace my introverted nature, and spend the better part of my spare time binge-watching these shows ad nauseam.  If this sounds like an official endorsement of Netflix, well, then yeah, it definitely is, but it’s on my own accord.  What I’m getting at is that the media giant is exploring new territory…
  • Miles Teller Signs On For True Crime Chronicle THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE STOPWATCH GANG

    Damen Norton
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    On the heels of his incredible performance in Damien Chazzelle’s masterful music drama Whiplash, Miles Teller is now one of the hottest young stars in Hollywood.  The actor has spent the better part of the last 5 years building up a pretty solid resume of work that includes acclaimed indie dramas like The Spectacular Now, targeted comedies like That Awkward Moment, and big-budget tentpoles like Divergent and its recent sequel, Insurgent.  At age 28, it appears he’s on track to take Hollywood by storm.For his next role, Teller has signed on for a true-life crime drama that…
  • Chris Pine Rumored To Be In Talks For THE GREEN LANTERN

    Damen Norton
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Whether indie Hollywood likes it or not, superhero movies generate big dollars for studios, and through “trickle-down financing”, allow for smaller films that don’t make as much money to get made.  Now, it’s not as if small films are without merit.  The opposite is true.  The artistic quality of indie films outweighs large tentpole blockbusters substantially, and to say otherwise is completely absurd.  Though, indie filmmakers often voice their disdain for the genre every opportunity they get, which is about as elitist as one can be.  So, big name stars and younger actors…
  • Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bruce Willis Join Woody Allen’s Next Project

    Damen Norton
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    I think Woody Allen is one of the best filmmakers of all time.  Obviously, that’s not a popular opinion to have these days, given the embattled writer/director’s alleged behaviors with his former step-children, which if true, are absolutely horrible.  But, it’s hard to deny the brilliance of films like Annie Hall or Radio Days.  There’s a nuanced touch to each of Allen’s films, and in recent years, he’s been more active than ever, delivering almost 1 film for each of the last 6 or 7 years.  He’s always working, and while it’s okay to…
  • Sony Expanding GHOSTBUSTERS Franchise With Channing Tatum and Former Marvel Collaborators

    Damen Norton
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Sony is making moves to regain your confidence.  After suffering a very public scandal with a massive email leak that revealed some very unkind words about some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, the studio is shifting gears to put the public back in their corner.  They’ve appeased fanboys across the world by allowing Marvel to use Spider-Man in their grand cinematic universe, and Sony Chief Amy Pascal recently stepped down to go back into producing.  One project that has garnered them a fair amount of disdain is their decision to move forward with a new Ghostbusters film…
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  • Active Child – “Never Far Away”

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Active Child -- the recording project of electronic musician Pat Grossi -- took a nice, long break in between the release of his 2011 debut and its followup. In that time, he put out one new EP and mostly stuck to behind-the-scenes work. Grossi's back later this year, though, with a new album called Mercy. We've already heard lead single "1999," and now he's shared "Never Far Away," a track that's equally as smooth. Everything that Active Child does has a glossy sheen, and this one in particular slinks along with a pleasantly soulful bounce. Grossi's overlapping vocals add some urgency to the…
  • Stream Young Fathers White Men Are Black Men Too

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Young Fathers won the Mercury prize in 2014 for their album DEAD, but honestly the more interesting thing about them is that they're a rap trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Listening to previously released singles like "Shame" and "Rain Or Shine," the closest comparison I came up with was TV On The Radio, or maybe Shabazz Palaces due to the gloomy, frenetic pace. But 'G' Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi, and Kayus Bankole freely mix hip-hop with industrial noise and even crunchy Passion Pit-pop elements in a way that sounds completely their own. Their new album is called White Men Are Black Men…
  • Palma Violets – “English Tongue”

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    British rockers Palma Violets have given us their upcoming album's title track/lead single, "Danger In The Club," and a video for that song, too. Today, they share the second single, "English Tongue," continuing to infuse their scruffy garage rock with tinges of other genres and decades. The track's title is a bit misleading because frontmen Samuel Fryer and Chilli Jesson employ a slight mumbling drawl reminiscent of Southern American folk, howling over Billy Joel-esque piano chords sitting low in the mix underneath big guitar strums. Yet it's easy to imagine the group vocals being sung in…
  • Carnie Wilson Reveals How Wilson Phillips Ended Up On “FourFiveSeconds”

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Somehow in the whirlwind that was the "FourFiveSeconds" drop we all missed an important tweet: FUN FACT!!!!! Wilson Phillips singing backgrounds on the new Rihanna song #FourFiveSeconds #Total#Honor— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) February 10, 2015 Read More...
  • Avid Dancer – “Not Far To Go”

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Jacob Dillan Summers is an ex-Marine who was raised on a diet of Christian music -- not a combination you stumble upon often. Add in his drum corps championships, and his musical project Avid Dancer starts to make sense. The latest track from his forthcoming debut album 1st Bath is "It's Not Too Late." It's built on seriously sculpted rhythms and blissed out guitar work, but the vocals barely rise above a whisper. Imagine the sensitivity of Sufjan Stevens with a grooving, psychedlic backbone in place of sparse acoustics. Listen below, and if you like what you hear, check out his previous song…
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  • SiriusXM Releases New iOS App – Version 3.0

    Charles LaRocca
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    There is hope for all of you SiriusXM iOS app users as your favorite satellite radio provider has finally sunk some thought and resources into their online listening experience. This new app boasts features including speedier tune times, synced settings across devices, enhanced search, personalized recommendations, and social integration. Although it may not be touted as a bullet point feature, gone are the days of using your pinky finger on those tiny little touch targets as the new app features large clickable areas that leave room for the fattest of fingers. Finally no more miss-clicks and…
  • Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy Team Up With SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    You might be a Red-Neck!!!  SiriusXM announced today that standup comedy superstars Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will lead their own 24/7 comedy channel on SiriusXM to be called Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will not only contribute, but serve as executive producers of  a new channel of exclusive comedy material that listeners will not hear anywhere other than at the comedy stars’ live comedy shows.  Comedy channels have been a staple on Sirius XM since its inception.  They oft provide a needed break from news programming…
  • SiriusXM Prices Offering For $1 Billion In Senior Notes

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    SiriusXM initially announced an offering of $750 million in senior notes to be due in 2025.  Within hours, the number grew to $1 billion in senior notes at an impressive 5.375% that would come due in 2025.  It could be that the appetite for these notes was such that the company saw the ability to raise the stakes a bit. SiriusXM has been very good about debt over the last few years, and has been adept at maintaining a good debt to EBITDA ratio.  The company has massive revenues, and frankly, borrowing money at a bit over 5% is likely a very wise move.  SiriusXM has used such debt…
  • SiriusXM Sues To Protect Consumers

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    In an interesting development, SiriusXM has sued “John Doe” in an effort to protect consumers from what appears to be a fraudulent scheme by a party that uses a similar phone number to that of SiriusXM’s customer service department to get consumer information, and take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. SiriusXM’s customer service line is 888-539-7474 The John Doe number is 800-539-7474 SiriusXM alleges that consumers that dial the John Doe number are being asked for personal information, being promised gift cards, and other services.  Consumers mistakenly think…
  • February Auto Sales At 1.25 million

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Auto sales in February were up over January, and up over what was seen last year, but overall there was disappointment in the air.  With record snow fall in many parts of the country,  auto sales were bound to be impacted.  Overall, auto sales were a bit above 1.25 million and had a SAAR of 16.2 million.  Analysts were looking for a SAAR of 16.7 million. For SiriusXM, the numbers that were delivered were still decent news.  The satellite radio provider garners most of its subscribers from the trials offered to consumers when a new car is purchased.  About half of the cars sold last…
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  • ALBUM REVIEW: The Who, “My Generation”

    Rob Ross
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    With The Who’s 50th anniversary here, Universal, the owners of The Who’s catalog, have seen fit to bring out vinyl reissues of the band’s landmark first three albums.  Geffen Records in the United States have been assigned the back catalog and have chosen to issue the “original” British edition of their debut, My Generation for the first time in the U.S. market.  Cover art and track-wise, it differs from the American edition, The Who Sings My Generation.  A very quick label history as to the permutations:  The Who were originally signed to American Decca…
  • Suburban Metal Dad #422. “Sushit.”

    D.X. Ferris
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to enlarge.  Right?! Tell us in the comments section!
  • The Three Strike Rule: HBO’s Latest Documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”

    Scott Malchus
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Unless you’ve been without your Internet connection for the past couple of months, you’re aware of Alex Gibney’s documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. It premiered at Sundance in January and has become a hot topic on news blogs ever since. Gibney has directed some of the most thought provoking documentaries in the past decade, including Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and 2007’s Taxi to the Dark Side, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Turning his sights on the Church of Scientology,…
  • The Friday Five: March 27, 2015

    Michael Parr
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka (from Home Again, 2012) Filling the void left by Bill Withers’ 30 year absence from the…
  • Hot New Tracks: Muse, Charli XCX, Christine Martucci, Jessica Domingo, X&Y, Vinyette

    Keith Creighton
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    In honor of Net Neutrality, there is just about something for everyone in this week’s round-up of hot new tracks: MUSE • Dead Inside After getting their Queens of the Stone Age on with ‘Psycho‘, the first release from their upcoming concept album, Drones, MUSE scales it back a notch with follow-up ‘Dead Inside’. This trippier, more logical follow-up to the dubsteppy feel of their last album, still sizzles. The video borrows a bit much from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Give it Away’, but so long as Marvin Gaye’s family doesn’t detect…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Out This Week 3/31

    Janice Headley
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    This week in new releases, we hear from several artists who’ve been dormant for a while. Sufjan Stevens returns with his majestic new album, Carrie & Lowell, named after his mother and stepfather and partly inspired by his mother’s death. Several KEXP DJs have already hailed it as a contender for “Album of the Year,” and KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, “it’s a powerful, deeply poignant album with a spare sound combining finger-picked acoustic guitar, occasional piano, atmospheric synths, hushed vocals and unflinching, autobiographical lyrics of love,…
  • Tuesday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    photo via Shelflife Records Australian shoegaze outfit Flyying Colours‘ latest offering “Running Late” is a bright combination of hazy instrumentals and stunning vocal harmonies from Gemma O’Connor and Brodie Brümmer. The band’s brilliantly titled upcoming LP, ROYGBIV drops on May 12 via Shelflife Records. [Stereogum] My Morning Jacket will drop their seventh studio album, their first since 2011, on May 4. Today they’ve debuted The Waterfall‘s newest single “Spring (Among the Living)” along with a visualizer video. This track showcases a…
  • Midnight in a Perfect World: President Bongo

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    President Bongo, The cheeky alias of Reykjavik-based DJ/producer Stephan Stephensen, is one of the founding members of veteran electronic group GusGus. With nine studio albums to date, GusGus’ iconic sound has shifted from the influential 4AD label and now finds a home on revered German label Kompakt Records, signaling the band’s shift towards a stronger club/dancefloor sound that still retains a sleek synth-pop touch. For his entry into the Midnight In A Perfect World series, President Bongo coolly pieces together a spacious and sexy tech-house mix with a hypnotic touch that…
  • Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Initial Lineup Announced!

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Summer just got hotter, as the Capitol Hill Block Party has announced the first wave of bands playing their annual festival, scheduled for July 24th through July 26th in Seattle. The sidewalks are gonna sizzle with headliners like TV on the Radio, The Kills, RATATAT, Toro Y Moi, Built to Spill, and more! 2015 PARTIAL LINEUP: RATATAT • TV On The Radio • The Kills • Toro Y Moi • Built to Spill • The Julie Ruin • Broods • Wye Oak • Flatbush Zombies • Jamie XX * • Giraffage * Shabazz Palaces * DIIV • Com Truise • Deafheaven • Wet • Shannon And The Clams * Unknown…
  • Song of the Day: Sóley – Ævintýr

    Jim Beckmann
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    photo by Jim Bennett Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Ævintýr” by Sóley from the forthcoming album Ask the Deep, out May 12, on Morr Music. Sóley – Ævintýr (MP3) It takes a special talent to turn a morbid or frightening idea into sublime sensation. If it were a craft, Icelandic…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Abletinder Puts Dating Right Inside Ableton’s Max for Live

    Peter Kirn
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    From the wonderful tomcosm, at last we have a Max for Live plug-in you knew was waiting to happen. Functionality: Abletinder Live is a real time hook up service for producers and DJs looking to meet that special someone. Once the patch is open, you are presented with a selection of other users who are currently online, allowing you to either “Like” or “Nope” them. When you first run Abletinder Live, it quickly gathers various information about your production habits and finds appropriate matches from our growing database off current online producers and DJs. If you…
  • These Students Put Out Fires with The Power of Bass

    Peter Kirn
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The next time you’re facing a life-threatening fire in, say, your kitchen, you may simply shout, “where’s the drop?” George Mason University engineering seniors Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have made a fire extinguisher that works entirely using sound. If you haven’t seen it making the social media rounds yet, of course, it’s worth posting here. Not only is it absurdly cool to watch, but it’s the latest reminder that music, sound engineering, and science can go hand in hand. That is, music is made of sound, and the study of sound overlaps with…
  • The Ghost of Friedrich Nietzsche Reviews Tidal Streaming

    Peter Kirn
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    After a press event briefly quoted famed philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, I’m pleased to announce that the Ghost of Friedrich Nietzsche today will make his review of Tidal, the new streaming service. It’s a surprise, of course – the master of perspectivism doesn’t normally take time out of his day for something like this! So I’m honored. Here’s Fred: Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. Did you see how they ripped off…
  • Now littleBits Modules Play with MIDI, USB, CV: Videos

    Peter Kirn
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    littleBits’ Synth Kit began as a lot of fun. Snap together small bare boards connected by custom magnets, and you can create basic synthesizers, or mix and match more exotic littleBits modules light light sensors. No soldering or cable connections are required. But while you could use various littleBits components, your options were comparatively limited as far as connecting to other gear. That changes today with the release of new modules for MIDI, USB, and analog Control Voltage (CV), ranging $35-40 each. There are three modules, each made in collaboration with KORG: You can also buy…
  • This is the Only Thing You Need to Know About “Hifi” Tidal Streaming

    Peter Kirn
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    So, in case you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new “hifi” streaming service called Tidal. Don’t waste your time watching the weird press event with Madonna and Daft Punk, congratulating themselves like they’re at the Grammies. Don’t let yourself be mesmerized by the desaturated music video in which Jay Z’s friends all get together to drink champagne and talk about “making a stand.” Don’t worry about the European startup that made the tech, or sweat the pricing. Don’t even hand over your credit card in order to start a free…
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  • Royal Thunder’s Crooked Doors Reviewed in Latest “Critical Condition” Video

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Crash Thompson gives Royal Thunder's latest his patented entertaining video review treatment. The post Royal Thunder’s Crooked Doors Reviewed in Latest “Critical Condition” Video appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Copy of Adimiron’s Timelapse

    Axl Rosenberg
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Tell me what this silly logo says, win a copy of the latest release from these Italian Stallions! The post Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Copy of Adimiron’s Timelapse appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Thy Art is Murder Announce New Album, Holy Bore

    Axl Rosenberg
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One of the bands with the least fair popularity-to-talent ratios announces their next colossally successful failure. The post Thy Art is Murder Announce New Album, Holy Bore appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Best of SXSW 2015: Vanishing Life

    Vince Neilstein
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The supergroup of sorts features Quicksand's Walter Schreifels (vocals), Rise Against’s Zach Blair (guitar), ….And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s Autry Fulbright (bass) and Jamie Miller (drums). The post Best of SXSW 2015: Vanishing Life appeared first on MetalSucks.
  • Exclusive Track Premiere: “Mr. O” by Kings Destroy

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Pentagram loves 'em. Yob loves 'em. You're gonna love 'em! The post Exclusive Track Premiere: “Mr. O” by Kings Destroy appeared first on MetalSucks.
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  • Ciara Shares "Jackie" Album Art And First Tour In Six Years

    Ryan Dennehy
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Ciara's new album Jackie is on the way, and she's shared the album artwork, which you can check out in the replies alongside her first tour dates in six years.
  • Koji Stream "Fury"

    Jason Tate
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    A new song by Koji, called "Fury," can be streamed and purchased here. Submitted by blackmold
  • Music For Indiana Against IRFRA

    Jason Tate
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    A variety of record labels in and around Indiana have penned an open letter against the IRFRA law. The full letter is in the replies. We join the chorus of Indiana residents and businesses calling on Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana General Assembly to repeal the IRFRA. Additionally, we appeal to our state government leaders to enact legislation clearly protecting the civil liberties of LGBT individuals to assure that none of our employees or neighbors may be discriminated against due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Hear 15 Seconds of a New The Story So Far Song

    Alex DiVincenzo
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Story So Far posted a 15-second clip of a new song on Facebook.
  • Contest: 'Dark Roots of Thrash II' Tour Giveaway

    Jake Denning
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Testament, Exodus, and Shattered Sun are heading out on the 'Dark Roots of Thrash II' tour, one of the biggest thrash metal tours of the Spring. If you're into loud guitar solos, this is the tour to be at. To get everyone excited for this tour, we're giving away a ton of merch from all three bands, which you can check out in the replies, as well as all tour dates and VIP options.
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  • Chase Chill – “Broke Boys”

    Jake Crates
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Representing Chicago, IL, Chase Chill is latest upcoming talent out of the Windy City. When it comes to Chase’s approach, the upstart rapper is known for his eccentric yet relatable, every-day mindset. When you combine that with a one of a kind grunge, on top of his cool and calm delivery, you realize Chase has created a buzz worth noticing, especially after making an appearance on Lil Bibby’s Free Crack mixtape. With the current climate of the rap game taking such influence from the Drill genre as it is, Chase Chill teams up with producer Don Robb for his infectious new single…
  • DJ Smokey – “How I Feel” ft Zoey Dollaz and MMG’s Young Breed

    Jake Crates
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Poe Boy Music Group’s official DJ, DJ Smokey drops his first single off of his upcoming album Everything I Want which is set to release this summer. The first single “How I Feel” features New 90s recording artist Zoey Dollaz and MMG recording artist Young Breed. The production on the record comes from Poe Boy Music Group producer Freeway TJay. “How I Feel” will be available on iTunes April 7th distributed via Ariston Records 2015. Filed under: Music Tagged: DJ Smokey, Young Breed, Zoey Dollaz
  • Arizona Fetti ft. Lex Luger – “Momentum”

    Jake Crates
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Bred in South Side Chicago and Hampton Roads, VA Arizona Fetti has been rapping and making moves in the streets since his late teens. While the origins of his name have nothing to do with where he is from, he is now residing in Atlanta, GA and thriving in the constanstly bubbling rap scene of ATL. Since arriving in ATL, Arizona Fetti has developed quite a resume having performed songs with Doe B, LEP Bogus Boys, Lex Lugar and Young Buck. Along with many other popular acts that circulate the VA and Atlanta studio scene Arizona Fetti is preparing to release songs throughout the summer. With a…
  • Tour Life Episode 2 With PRhyme, Boldy James & Your Old Droog

    Jake Crates
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Roll along on the road with legends DJ Premier and Royce, as they promote their PRhyme project. Add in Boldy and Your Old Groog and we have a nice run of shows from DC to Baltimore with guest appearances from Statik Selektah, Royce’s younger bro and others! Check out the coverage here:Filed under: Videos Tagged: Boldy James, PRhyme, Your Old Droog
  • Tre Ez – “Hating Ova There” feat Rocko

    Jake Crates
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    As Memphis up-and-comer Tre Ez prepares for the April 14th drop date of his Bigg V and Bigga Rankin  hosted project, “1st 48″, he unleashes this follow-up to his “Credit Score” remix featuring Trina. Rocko just happened to be in the same studio as Tre and Co on da Track were laying this down out and felt compelled to chime in. The two go in on anyone not up to their standard of swag, ensuring the terminally uncool remain in the haters section. Tre Ez fans will soon be able to get an earload of “Credit Score” ft. Trina on their…
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  • Superhero Soundtracks by the Golden State Pops Orchestra

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Golden State Pops Orchestra PresentsSUPERHERO SOUNDTRACKSAt The Warner Grand TheatreSaturday, April 18th, 2015WHAT:A superhero is not a superhero without tights and a cape…or a rousing theme song!  The Golden State Pops Orchestra brings these iconic melodies to life in Superhero Soundtracks!  This exhilarating adventure through the soundtracks of favorite heroes includes a special segment of the concert dedicated to the recent Marvel blockbusters Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Avengers.  Other music to be performed includes themes from Superman, The Dark Knight,…
  • SoundCast Interview - Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest)

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Interview - Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind Forest)Marius and Gareth sit down for a detailed discussion about Ori and the Blind Forest—the game, the score, and the incredible stories behind its four-year development cycle. Naturally, they stray off topic too, tackling the future of game audio, the role of library music in modern scoring, the power of game music concerts, and the amazing resource that Twitch has become for gamers and developers alike.Episode Highlights00:00 - Intro & musical background04:20 - Getting the Ori gig06:52 - Long development time for the game and its impact on…
  • SoundCast Ep. 80 - The 2014 Cue Awards

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Episode 80 - The Cue Awards 2014 The 7th Cue Awards are finally revealed!  Christopher Coleman, Marius Masalar, Edmund Meinerts, Richard Buxton, Thomas Medina, and Steven Sharrat, are joined by award-winning composers and record industry professionals to accept their awards.  All eleven award categories are announced as well as the winners of The Genius Choice Vote!  Additionally, Richard Buxton's spotlight on scores and composers from Asia returns with The Monkey King Award.Episode Highlights00:00 — Opening and Welcome to the 2014 Cue Awards04:08 — How the Cue Awards…
  • SoundCast - Bonus Track - Superhero Rumbly Bumbly

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Bonus Track - Superhero Rumbly BumblyThe crew welcomes Steven Sharrat (Tracksounds contributor) to his first SoundCast and talk recent superhero film news, rumors, and composer gossip including: Danny Elfman on the Avengers, Hans Zimmer on introducing themes for Aquaman and Wonder Woman, John Ottman on X-Men: Apocalypse and Philip Glass joining with Marco Beltrami on The Fantastic Four.Episode Highlights00:30 — Those Menacing Avengers03:30 — Hans Zimmer: Aquaman and Woman Wonder themes03:28 — Danny Elfman: Music to Avenge By?18:59 — John Ottman: X-Men Apocalypse21:00 — Philip Glass…
  • IFMCA Announces 2014 Award Winners

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2014 IFMCA AWARDS; HANS ZIMMER, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT TAKE TOP HONORSFEBRUARY 19, 2014 — The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2014, in the 2014 IFMCA Awards.The award for Score of the Year goes to composer Hans Zimmer for his work on the Christopher Nolan-directed epic science fiction odyssey “Interstellar”. IFMCA member James Southall called the score “one of the most impressive creations of Zimmer’s career” and felt that the film…
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    31 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Pro-Era: F A Rap Critic (Cinematic Music Group, 2012, Peep The Aprocalypse) I’d say something but I’m scared to. No, seriously though, hook aside, this song doesn’t sound like it’s about rap critics. I’m so confused. (Nice use of Meth though). 365 Days of Soul, #96

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Earl Sweatshirt: Huey (Tan Cressida, 2015, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside) We interrupt the alphabet aerobics to play you something off of Earl’s latest album. All calliope beats, everything. 365 Days of Soul, #95

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    O.G. Style: Catch ‘Em Slipping (Rap-A-Lot, 1991, I Know How To Play ‘Em Just because you were on Rap-A-Lot didn’t mean you couldn’t be flipping jazz samples back in ’91. (This whole album is absolutely worth copping). 365 Days of Soul, #94

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    NhTBoyz: 6 In the Mornin’ (NhT Boyz Music, 2010, Power Triangle) First off: unexpectedly good video, esp. with all that ambient shit at the beginning. Second: those first set of verses, where he’s playing on S.F. puns, are just golden. “Grabbed my .40 and my 9 like I’m from Frisco Let his ass Fillmo’ like he from Frisco Left from red for his gold like he from Frisco.” East Oakland, represent! 365 Days of Soul, #93

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The Mudkids: Another Journey (Surf, 2000, 12″) Always loved how this one sounded; that guitar (steel?) loop is so distinctive and the track’s got this great energy to it. I ran into one of the group’s main members in a record store in Indiana circa 2002; I think I had forgotten they were even from Indy until that moment. 365 Days of Soul, #92
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  • Led Zeppelin Release New Interactive Video

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Led Zeppelin have shared a new interactive video for "Brandy & Coke," the previously unreleased rough mix of their song, "Trampled Under Foot," which originally appeared on their 1975 album Physical Graffiti. The early recording that was given the working title “Brandy & Coke” appears on the recently released deluxe reissue of Physical Graffiti. The band partnered with interactive video production company Interlude to create the new video which can be viewed at Having just celebrated the 40th anniversary of its landmark release, the video takes viewers inside…
  • Warren Haynes To Guest With Meter Men & Page McConnell

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Huka Entertainment has announced an addition to the The Meter Men and Page McConnell concert set for Saturday, April 25 at The Joy Theatre in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. Allman Brothers Band/Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will be the quartet's special guest for a night filled with Meters classics. [Photo by Sterling Munksgard] The Meter Men and Page McConnell finds original Meters members George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli joined by the Phish keyboardist. Earphunk will kick off the festivities. Haynes will not perform with Page & The Meter Men on Friday, April…
  • Video | Taz & Band Team With Robert Randolph For Whipping Post

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    While most focus was on Billy & The Kids at The Capitol Theatre on Friday night, the Grateful Dead drummer's band wasn't the only group to perform at the venue. Lions On The Moon, a band filled with young and talented musicians, opened the action at The Cap. [Photo by Andrew Blackstein] Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, an immensely talented 12-year-old guitarist who's collaborated with a bevy of legends over the past few years, stars in Lions On The Moon. Taz's fretboard fireworks were on full display for a cover of The Allman Brothers Band's "Whipping Post" that featured special guest Robert…
  • Happy 60th Birthday Angus Young | Live AC/DC Treasure Trove

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    AC/DC founding guitarist Angus Young turns 60 today. The Scottish-born, Australian-raised rocker is as recognizable for his blistering guitar licks as he is for the donning his trademark Ashfield Boys High School uniform while performing on stage. Along with his brother Malcolm, the Young brothers developed a signature hard rock sound that defined what would become one of the world’s most popular bands.Though AC/DC has sold hundreds of millions of records in their long career, Angus’ onstage antics remain nearly as recognizable as the Aussie rockers’ many, many hits.  The acdcVEVO…
  • Disc Jam Announces New Location & Electron Addition

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier this month Disc Jam organizers announced the lineup for this year's 5th annual festival. Today, the festival's producers have detailed a location move for Disc Jam as well as a lineup addition. Disc Jam will now be held at Gardners Farm in Stephentown, New York just over the border from Massachusetts. Citing the need of a long term home for the event, Tony Scavone, owner of Disc Jam Presents said, “We simply outgrew our last venue and are very excited to be making this move which will allow us the space to grow the event for years to come. We have signed a 3-year agreement and have…
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  • PARADISE LOST's GREG MACKINTOSH On 'The Plague Within': We Wanted It To Sound Like No One Else In Metal

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will release their 14th studio album, "The Plague Within", on June 2 (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The CD was recorded at Orgone Studios (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH) in London with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano. Regarding the musical direction of "The Plague Within", PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh told U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine: "It could be a bit of a Marmite album. Sometimes it's nice to do albums that are expected, in a way, but for a career like ours, it's important to do certain records and songs…
  • DEF LEPPARD Announces 'Hysteria On The High Seas' Cruise

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    DEF LEPPARD has announced the inaugural "Hysteria On The High Seas" sailing January 21-25, 2016. You and DEF LEPPARD will set sail from beautiful Miami, Florida, sailing four nights on the elegant MSC Divina. Your days and nights will be filled with music, theme nights, and special events. During your Caribbean adventure, the ship will be stopping at Half Moon Cay (a private island), Freeport, Bahamas, and you will spend a full day at sea… Be prepared to get wet, wild and ready to rock! The Divina is pure luxury and whether you choose a luxury suite in the private and exclusive MSC Yacht…
  • AC/DC Bassist CLIFF WILLIAMS Puts Fort Myers, Florida Mansion On Market

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    According to Naples Daily News, AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams has put his 13,223-square-foot, seven-room south Fort Myers, Florida mansion on the market. The rocker is asking $6.95 million for the house, which he purchased in 2010 for $5.1 million. The home sits on 2.5 acres and features seven full bathrooms, two half bathrooms and two guesthouses. Back in 2010, Williams listed his Savannah, Georgia townhouse and a Fort Myers, Florida home. The Georgia townhouse was said to be a restored home that was originally built in 1872. Williams and his wife bought the home in 2006 for $1.5 million to…
  • JUDAS PRIEST: Limited-Edition 'British Steel' Coffee Coming Next Month

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of JUDAS PRIEST's classic album "British Steel", Dark Matter Coffee and JUDAS PRIEST present the ultimate hesher coffee. On Tuesday, April 14, the coffee and cassette combo will be unleashed via the Dark Matter Coffee web site and its three Chicago retail locations. Each bag of "British Steel" coffee will come with an old-school cassingle, featuring "Grinder" and "Snakebite" (while supplies last). Says Dark Matter Coffee in a press release: "The Great Halls of Metal were fashioned by JUDAS PRIEST — in their studs and leather with everything faster, heavier…
  • ALL THAT REMAINS Singer PHIL LABONTE Recalls Signing Fan's Penis

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    In a brand new interview with, ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte was asked to recount his weirdest fan interaction. He said: "There was a time that I signed a dude's dick. That was really weird. This dude was, like, 'Sign my dick.' And I was, like, 'No I'm not signing your dick.' And he was, like, 'Come on! You've gotta sign my dick.' We were shooting a DVD, and they got a shot of this guy on the DVD, but I was, like, 'I really don't want to sign your dick.' But then I was, like, 'Fuck, alright.' It wasn't easy, because it was all flaccid and probably sweaty. I didn't…
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  • Watch Ad-Rock Offer Teens Advice on First Kisses, Breakups

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Having already added actor and master sandwich crafter to his post-Beastie Boys résumé, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is getting into the advice game. The beloved rapper became the latest musician to take part in Rookie's "Ask a Grown Man" series, tackling tried-and-true teen topics from kissing to breakups. Horovitz's first adorable nugget of advice urges a young...
  • Janelle Monae Flows Through New Song 'Yoga'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Janelle Monae delivers a dexterous flow on "Yoga," a new track with rising MC Jidenna that's set to appear on The Eephus, a new compilation EP featuring tracks from the various artists on the R&B futurist's Wondaland label. Monae's characteristically pristine vocal talents are on full display on "Yoga," as she flips familiar...
  • Hear David Duchovny's Moody Alt-Rock From Debut Album

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    David Duchovny will release his first album of music, Hell or Highwater, this spring. The record contains 12 songs that the X-Files and Californication actor composed himself.  Preview a Cure-like instrumental section of "Hell or Highwater" and the record's upbeat, indie-folk-leaning "Another Year" below. The title track is out now; the...
  • Watch Mad Max Cause Destruction in 'Fury Road' Trailer

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Three decades after Thunderdome, the saga of "Mad" Max Rockatansky will continue with Mad Max: Fury Road, which just released a mind-boggling new trailer stuffed with explosions and catastrophic high-speed calamity.  Mad Max: Fury Road finds Tom Hardy portraying the titular road warrior — made famous by Mel Gibson — who joins up...
  • Boston Red Sox 2015 Preview, by Scotty McCreery

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Scotty McCreery drawled his way onto the scene as the winner of "American Idol's" tenth season, and in the years since, he's established himself as a genuine country hitmaker, and one of the biggest baseball fans in a genre loaded with them. But had the whole country crooner thing not worked out,...
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  • Watch Ad-Rock Offer Teens Advice on First Kisses, Breakups

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Having already added actor and master sandwich crafter to his post-Beastie Boys résumé, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is getting into the advice game. The beloved rapper became the latest musician to take part in Rookie's "Ask a Grown Man" series, tackling tried-and-true teen topics from kissing to breakups. Life After Beastie Boys: Ad-Rock Looks Forward, and Back Horovitz's first adorable nugget of advice urges a young girl to overcome her first-kiss fears and plant one right on her new boyfriend. "Go ahead and kiss! Go ahead and do it!" he exclaims, adding…
  • Janelle Monae Flows Through New Song 'Yoga'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Janelle Monae delivers a dexterous flow on "Yoga," a new track with rising MC Jidenna that's set to appear on The Eephus, a new compilation EP featuring tracks from the various artists on the R&B futurist's Wondaland label. Watch Janelle Monae's Cameo-Filled New Vid Monae's characteristically pristine vocal talents are on full display on "Yoga," as she flips familiar melodies on their head, intricately layers her voice to create a dense spectrum of harmonies and relishes the ridiculousness of the track's infectious refrain, "Baby bend over / Let your booty do…
  • Hear David Duchovny's Moody Alt-Rock From Debut Album

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    David Duchovny will release his first album of music, Hell or Highwater, this spring. The record contains 12 songs that the X-Files and Californication actor composed himself.  David Duchovny on the End of 'Californication' Preview a Cure-like instrumental section of "Hell or Highwater" and the record's upbeat, indie-folk-leaning "Another Year" below. The title track is out now; the full LP is due out May 12th.  "Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it's still a shock when I think about how all this music happened," Duchovny said in a…
  • Watch Blake Shelton's Steamy New Video for 'Sangria'

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Blake Shelton lets a woman — and a few glasses of fruit-filled wine — go to his head in "Sangria," the third single from last year's Bringing Back the Sunshine. Written by Josh Osborne, J.T. Harding and Trevor Rosen, the song pays tribute to two age-old country traditions: getting buzzed and getting busy.  See Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's Surprise Duet When it came time to film a music video, though, Shelton — who's been married to Miranda Lambert since May 2011 — chose to let an actor play the lead role. Smart move. It's a fairly steamy clip,…
  • Zayn Malik Goes Solo, Gets Moody on 'I Won't Mind'

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Producer Naughty Boy has previewed Zayn Malik's first solo track following the singer's split from One Direction. Zayn Malik Breaks Silence Following One Direction Split "Let the music do the talking, guys," tweeted the producer. The tweet linked to a Soundcloud demo titled "I Won't Mind," which has since been taken down. The track is softer and more acoustic than Naughty Boy's usual work, which includes the dance track "La La La" featuring Sam Smith. "You'll never be mine," sings Malik in a sweet falsetto over an acoustic guitar. The surprise release followed a brief Twitter…
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  • Watch Ad-Rock Offer Teens Advice on First Kisses, Breakups

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Having already added actor and master sandwich crafter to his post-Beastie Boys résumé, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is getting into the advice game. The beloved rapper became the latest musician to take part in Rookie's "Ask a Grown Man" series, tackling tried-and-true teen topics from kissing to breakups. Horovitz's first adorable nugget of advice urges a young...
  • Janelle Monae Flows Through New Song 'Yoga'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Janelle Monae delivers a dexterous flow on "Yoga," a new track with rising MC Jidenna that's set to appear on The Eephus, a new compilation EP featuring tracks from the various artists on the R&B futurist's Wondaland label. Monae's characteristically pristine vocal talents are on full display on "Yoga," as she flips familiar...
  • Hear David Duchovny's Moody Alt-Rock From Debut Album

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    David Duchovny will release his first album of music, Hell or Highwater, this spring. The record contains 12 songs that the X-Files and Californication actor composed himself.  Preview a Cure-like instrumental section of "Hell or Highwater" and the record's upbeat, indie-folk-leaning "Another Year" below. The title track is out now; the...
  • Watch Mad Max Cause Destruction in 'Fury Road' Trailer

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Three decades after Thunderdome, the saga of "Mad" Max Rockatansky will continue with Mad Max: Fury Road, which just released a mind-boggling new trailer stuffed with explosions and catastrophic high-speed calamity.  Mad Max: Fury Road finds Tom Hardy portraying the titular road warrior — made famous by Mel Gibson — who joins up...
  • Boston Red Sox 2015 Preview, by Scotty McCreery

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Scotty McCreery drawled his way onto the scene as the winner of "American Idol's" tenth season, and in the years since, he's established himself as a genuine country hitmaker, and one of the biggest baseball fans in a genre loaded with them. But had the whole country crooner thing not worked out,...
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    NME News Feed

  • Justin Bieber working on new album with Kanye West and Rick Rubin

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Justin Bieber has revealed he's recording a new album with input from Kanye West and Rick Rubin. In an interview with USA Today, the singer called the sound he's working on as "different", asserting that "people will be shocked" with what they hear. "I'm finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick," said Bieber. "I'm not rushing it, I'll just wait until it's totally done." When asked what the music will it sound like, the 21-year-old responded, "I don't want to say 'it's different', because that's what everyone says. But it is different, it's a grown-up version of Justin and I…
  • Run The Jewels share 'clean version' of 'Run The Jewels 2' album

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Run The Jewels have shared a "clean version" of their recent album 'Run The Jewels 2'. The rap duo, who are also releasing a remix LP of the full-length made only from cat noises, have dropped this new censored version via Twitter. El-P wrote: "if for some reason you want a copy of the clean version of RTJ2, here it is... "who the hell would want that, el???" DJs who work at places that don't allow uncensored music, for one. calm down." Download it now via Mediafire. Meanwhile, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page could be teaming up with rap duo Run The Jewels, after the two acts met at this…
  • Azealia Banks becomes Medusa in 'Ice Princess' video – watch

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Azealia Banks has released a new video for the track 'Ice Princess' that sees the rapper transformed into the mythical Greek figure Medusa. In the CGI-heavy clip, Banks sports venomous snakes in place of her hair and, later, rides a giant snake herself. Click above to watch. 'Ice Princess' is taken from the Harelmite's debut studio album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste', which was released last November. She was recently on the cover of the April issue of the long-running adult magazine Playboy, which was shot by acclaimed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. Earlier this year, Banks and Lupe Fiasco…
  • 'The X-Files' actor David Duchovny announces debut solo album

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The X-Files actor David Duchovny has announced plans for his debut solo album. Consequence of Sound reports that the actor will release the 12 track "folk-rock" LP 'Hell or Highwater' on May 12. Preview a number of tracks from the album in the videos below. In a press release, Duchovny states: "Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it's still a shock when I think about how all this music happened. What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I've ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone." The…
  • Glasgow's Arches venue set to close following police raid

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The Arches music venue in Glasgow looks set to close following a police raid over the weekend. As BBC News report, the club was shut down on Saturday (March 28) when 26 drug and alcohol-related incidents were recorded by police, and a woman was found unconscious at the venue. Glasgow City Council's licensing board will consider revoking the venue's alcohol license on Wednesday (April 1), which would effectively force the entire club to close. Chief Inspector Mark Sutherland released a statement regarding the news, stating: "I am committed to ensuring the safety of those who socialise within…
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  • Lower Dens takeover: George W S Trow – Within the Context of No Context

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Basically the most important piece of prophecy since Revelations. Nobody has ever thought so deeply and so comprehensively about American civilization, nor written the product of that thinking with such terrifying clarity. — Jana Hunter, Lower Dens “Romance is coming back, Warren.” “You know what’s coming back? Everything; then it’s going away for good.” Laurie Anderson talking about Trow and the book: [more Lower Dens x gorilla vs. bear takeover posts can be found here]
  • Lower Dens takeover: A Different Kind of Tension

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    This album has really informed my playing and thinking about music recently, specifically the way they take a simple idea and push it and push it until it sort of breaks into something new. I feel connected to the way this album uses punk and pop, desperation and exuberance in an honest way that still feels refreshing to me decades after its creation. — Geoff Graham, Lower Dens [more Lower Dens x gorilla vs. bear takeover posts can be found here]
  • Lower Dens takeover: David Wojnarowicz

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Along with people like Kathy Acker and Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz worked to bring gay culture out of its campy, self-mocking state and turn it into something that could stand beside as opposed to in opposition to straight culture. His is also one of the queer and AIDS activism stories that helped open my eyes to the nature of oppression in the US. The last line of his collection of writing, Close To the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration: “Smell the flowers while you can.” — Jana Hunter, Lower Dens [more Lower Dens x gorilla vs. bear takeover posts can be found here]
  • Lower Dens takeover: Ernest Becker – Escape From Evil

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    We’re all running from something, which Becker identifies as death without meaning or legacy. That the source of so much of our culture ought to lie in fear is both sad and eminently forgivable. There’s nothing more human than this. Our music tries to sound how it might feel to forgive this essential fault in ourselves and in all of us. — Jana Hunter, Lower Dens [more Lower Dens x gorilla vs. bear takeover posts can be found here]
  • Lower Dens takeover: David Bowie live at Nassau coliseum (1976)

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    The light of Bowie’s stardom often obscures the names of his formidable side people. In this celebrated live show (listen to the full show here) it is impossible to ignore the energy and inventiveness of Carlos Alomar, George Murray and Dennis Davis, the core of the band which helped cement his reputation in the seventies. — Nate Nelson, Lower Dens [more Lower Dens x gorilla vs. bear takeover posts can be found here]
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  • Ryley Walker :: Primrose Green

    Satisfied '75
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    We were big fans of Ryley Walker’s debut LP on Tompkins Square last year, but his latest, Primrose Green, shows that the Chicago singer-songwriter was just getting started. A whole review could be devoted to calling out Walker’s vintage influences — Pentangle, Van Morrison, John Martyn, Tim Buckley, just to name a few. They’re obvious […]
  • Laura Marling :: The Aquarium Drunkard Session

    Satisfied '75
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    The Aquarium Drunkard Session: Previewing five songs from her just released lp, Short Movie, Laura Marling cut the following session for us last December in Los Angeles. The set airs Friday on the SIRIUS show — first taste for AD readers, below. Laura Marling :: False Hope (Aquarium Drunkard Session) Laura Marling :: How Can […]
  • Michael Angelo :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

    Satisfied '75
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Michael Angelo’s self-titled 1977 LP is an earnest fusion of post-Beatles psychedelia and “out there” lyrical incantations, but reflecting on its 2015 re-release by Anthology Recordings, the Kansas City songwriter would like to clear up one popular misconception: “To this day, people hear the album and they say, ‘Were you doing LSD?’ And no, I […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 381: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Oliver – Off On A Trek ++ Linda Perhacs – Paper Mountain Man ++ David Wiffen – Never Make A Dollar […]
  • John Renbourn :: 1944 – 2015

    Satisfied '75
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    We lost a great musician this week — English guitarist John Renbourn. Whether duetting with Bert Jansch, creating a masterful folk-jazz hybrid with Pentangle, or playing all on his own, Renbourn was the epitome of taste, style and subtlety throughout his long career.Like his brother-in-arms Jansch, he’ll be memorialized as a “folk” player, but Renbourn […]
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  • Asthmatic Kitty, Secretly Group, Joyful Noise & other Indiana labels protest Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    an album that came out this week on Asthmatic Kitty First Wilco cancelled an Indiana show in protest of the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (which could legalize discrimination against the LGBT community), and now a handful of record labels with offices in Indiana are protesting too. Asthmatic Kitty, Secretly Group, Joyful Noise and more have signed a letter titled "Music for Indiana," which reads:We are a group of independent record labels and music businesses based in Indiana. We are deeply disappointed with the recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and…
  • watch Beastie Boys' Ad Rock offer love/relationship advice in Rookie Mag's "Ask a Grown Man" series

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz, who has gotten back into acting with a role in comedy While We're Young, is the latest participant in Rookie Mag's "Ask a Grown Man" advice video series, where grown men answer questions on love and relationships from teenage girls. Watch the onetime Beastie Boy offer his advice, below... Continue reading "watch Beastie Boys' Ad Rock offer love/relationship advice in Rookie Mag's "Ask a Grown Man" series" at brooklynvegan
  • Blind Idiot God released their first album in 23 years, played a release show (full set video), schedule another show

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Experimental instrumental rockers Blind Idiot God's career dates back about three decades, to when they released their Martin Bisi-produced 1987 self-titled debut on SST. Two Bill Laswell-produced albums followed, Undertow (released in 1988 on Laswell's Enemy label) and Cyclotron (released in 1992 on John Zorn's Avant label), and then the band's studio output stalled for 23 years -- though they did record the song for the opening credits of Alex Winter's 1993 film Freaked with huge B.I.G. fan Henry Rollins on vocals -- until they put out their fourth LP this year. The album's called Before…
  • 'StarTalk' coming to the Apollo & cable TV; Eugene Mirman performed w/ 'Bob's Burgers Live,' has more upcoming dates

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Startalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman is coming to the Apollo Theatre on May 28. Tickets are currently on StarTalk presale (password = COSMIC), there's an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/1) at noon, an Apollo presale starting Thursday (4/2) at noon and tix go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/3) at noon. StarTalk will become a weekly late night talk show on the National Geographic Channel starting April 20. That will have a wide variety of guests and each episode will feature a minute-long rant from Bill Nye (a la Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes). The show will be…
  • Revelation Records vets Burn reuniting for Black N' Blue Bowl (with Glassjaw's rhythm section)

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Gavin [Van Vlack]: Everything is very instantaneous now, and you can access almost anything with the flick of a finger. Not to sound pretentious, but there's a craftsmanship that goes into songwriting and the performance, and that's what separated Burn from other bands. We crafted our songs differently than other people did theirs. Everything; from the way we dressed, to even our social conscience was just our own. Chaka [Malik]: Plus hardcore itself just lets you express emotions and feeling that otherwise maybe aren't safe to display or even access. Gavin: This whole thing is a catharsis;…
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  • Shop Fall’s Super Hot Embellished Trend Right Now

    Jen Schnepf
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Photo: Julien Boudet/ We’re still on a fashion high from the fall runway shows — yes, it’s hardly begun to be spring, but we’re already chomping a the bit for newer and better, and who isn’t? That’s why we’re bringing one of fall’s hottest trends to you right now: Embellished and bejeweled pieces showed up on the runways from Armani Privé to Fausto Puglisi to Givenchy for fall, but each of these gems is available right now, so get ready to shine bright like a diamond. Clockwise from left: J.Crew bucket hat; Mary Katrantzou…
  • Hal Hartley Returns With the Intelligent and Sexy Satire, ‘Ned Rifle’

    Hillary Weston
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    “The opportunity that novels have to tell a story and delve deep into subject matter and reference a number of different things, I’ve always wanted to make movies that could do that,” says pioneering independent filmmaker Hal Hartley. For over thirty years now, Hartley has been writing, directing, and producing an intelligent and offbeat body of work. From The Unbelievable Truth and Trust to Amateur and The Book of Life, his films are narratively varied yet stylistically unwavering, with a brilliant cadence unmistakably his own. With his signature affinity for deadpan delivery and…
  • The Best Film Events, Series, and Retrospectives Happening in New York This April

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Although the season has been playing coy thus far, tomorrow begins spring’s transitional month and will hopefully relieve us from the frozen hell of elongated winter. When just the thought of going outside is enough to chill your bones, it’s a comfort to know that there’s always a warm cinema somewhere in close proximity to give you an escape from the outside world. Amidst spring and summer releases on the horizon, it’s a treat to slip away into the past for a bit and catch up on a wealth of rare and fantastic work that isn’t playing at your local multiplex. From IFC Center and…
  • Premiere: Stream La+ch’s New Album, +

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    From one year to the next, the Internet becomes more and more like a breeding ground for new, rising music producers, with free streaming sites like SoundCloud providing a platform for anyone and everyone to release art. Most of our favorite discoveries have been made from the increasingly democratic dispersion of music, such as one of 2014’s most rousing breakouts, La+ch. The Toronto-based producer’s track “You Are My Summer,” written with fellow sideways collective member Coleman Hell, racked up millions of plays upon release, demonstrating a solid interest in the…
  • Martha Stewart Is EVERYTHING While Roasting Justin Bieber on Comedy Central

    Alyssa Shapiro
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    If you missed Comedy Central‘s roast of Justin Bieber last night, all you really need to see are five minutes of absolute gold — offensive, embarrassingly hilarious gold — perpetrated by former inmate Martha Stewart. This five minutes has it all: Attacks on Shaq (and his mom), racist jokes, prison jokes, and, like any good appearance by Martha, mating calls. Enjoy. Probably with headphones. martha Photo: Justin Bieber photographed by Joe Bielawa via The post Martha Stewart Is EVERYTHING While Roasting Justin Bieber on Comedy Central appeared first on BlackBook.
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    Digital Music News

  • YouTube and Coachella Have Updated the Livestream Experience

    Nina Ulloa
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Twitch exclusively streamed all of Ultra Music Festival this past weekend. Last year Ultra streamed on YouTube, but this year the festival said “we don’t tolerate mediocrity” and switched to Twitch. Well YouTube’s live streaming plans for Coachella are far from mediocre. A variety of artist performances will broadcast via Coachella’s YouTube channel. The live stream is sponsored by T-Mobile. Not surprising, as T-Mobile is very focused on reaching the hip, music-loving customer. Three different Coachella live streams will be viewable on any device that can access…
  • Executive Shuffles: ReverbNation, Cumulus Media, Rightscorp, Arising Artist

    Nina Ulloa
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Tommy Page of Cumulus Tommy Page has been hired as SVP of Brand Partnerships at Cumulus Media. Page was previously VP of Artist and Brand Partnerships at Pandora. Simon Perry has been promoted to CCO of ReverbNation. Perry was previously VP of Creative. Martin Moulton has been hired by Arising Artist as General Manager. Moulton has been working as a top level music marketer for 15 years. Rightscorp has joined the Media & Entertainment Security Alliance‘sAdvisory Board. Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp says: “As an industry leader in combating copyright…
  • Cooking Vinyl Boss: “A Lot of Artists Think the World Owes Them a Living”

    Paul Resnikoff
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    from a recent Wall Street Journal article on Spotify compensation… Critics of Spotify’s compensation have homed in on the 0.6-to-0.84 cent the streaming service said is a reasonable estimate of what it pays per play. (The company actually has a formula that relies on ever-changing variables for getting at that figure.) But Spotify has released another number worth noting: $2 billion. That’s the amount the company late last year said it had sent to rights holders globally since its inception in 2008. Cooking Vinyl co-founder Martin Goldschmidt says those focusing on the tiny payments…
  • Now Your Facebook Fans Can Get a Notification When You Have a Nearby Show

    Nina Ulloa
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Facebook recently beefed up their video features, a plus for artists.  Facebook videos get around 3 billion views a day, but it used to be difficult to share those videos on other platforms.  Now, artists can easily embed Facebook videos on other platforms, and there are better analytics as well. Artists have been pretty upset that they can’t reach all of their fans through Facebook without paying for advertised posts.  What if you want your fans to know about an upcoming tour? Now, your fans can subscribe to events located near them. The photo above shows where the new…
  • What Jay Z and Tidal Need To Do To Truly Change The Music Industry

    Ari Herstand
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    Yesterday, 16 of the biggest names in music gathered together on a stage in New York City to announce their new, artist-owned, streaming service Tidal: Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay (who videoed in), Calvin Harris (who also videoed in), Alicia Keys, deadmau5, Jason Aldean, J. Cole and Madonna. Jay Z acquired the Swedish streaming service (and parent company Aspiro) earlier this month for $56 million. Of the 16, Alicia Keys was the only one who spoke to the small audience at Skylight at Moynihan Station.
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  • Q&A: Brendan Biesen And Ben Wittkugel, WIUX Special Events Directors

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    WIUX Special Event Directors Ben Wittkugel (left) & Brendan Biesen (right) WIUX at Indiana University in Bloomington, has been hosting Culture Shock, an annual music festival showcasing local artists, since 1986. At its core, Culture Shock is about bringing together the campus and community in support of student-run radio and local music. As the event has grown over the years it has attracted headliners with bigger names, and this year the line-up includes Foxygen, TOPS and Twin Peaks in addition to a diverse selection of local bands. Culture Shock will be held on April 11 at Dunn Meadow…
  • Q&A: Colin Hanks And Sean Stuart Talk Tower Records Doc, ‘All Things Must Pass’

    Annie Lesser
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Last Tuesday, March 17, the Colin Hanks-directed and Sean Stuart-produced film All Things Must Pass premiered at the SXSW film festival. The film focuses on the rise and fall of Tower Records as told by founder Russ Solomon and many of the original employees and business partners of Tower. With archival footage of Elton John spending hours looking for the prefect record at Tower Sunset to the store’s first expansion aboard in Japan to the stories of employees writing off cocaine on their expense reports as Hand Truck Fuel, this is a story with deep roots. CMJ got a chance to hang with Colin…
  • Tommy Wallach @ Joe’s Pub: Friday, March 29

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    People poured into Joe’s Pub Friday evening, antsy to get glimpse and perhaps chat with the singer/songwriter, Tommy Wallach before his set. There was an air of excitement amongst fans, which can be attributed to the fact that Wallach rarely plays shows. However this was a night to celebrate not only the release of his album, We All Looked Up but his book as well, entitled the same. Published by Simon and Schuster, the book has been well received among literary critics and the hype is building as Paramount Pictures has already optioned it as film to be released next year. The teen fiction…
  • Inner Oceans (OpenAir) And Louise Le Hir (KXCI)

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Inner Oceans (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 OpenAir in Centennial, CO, and KXCI in Tucson, AZ. Inner Oceans on
  • CMJ Chart Recap: March 24, 2015

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Modest Mouse – Photo by Ben Moon In Chart Recap we take a look at what’s happening on the CMJ charts each week. Check out the CMJ Radio 200 top 20 for the week. CMJ NMR Subscribers can login to view the complete charts. Spring has arrived, although less apparently so than we would like in New York. In college radio, this transition to Spring means things slow down a little bit on the charts as music directors head out for spring break. But this season also means there are lots of heavy hitting albums making a go of it in college radio right now. So when you take lots of…
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  • The Music Industry’s 6:1 Ratio

    Guest Post
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    One of the many things that the digital revolution has done to the music industry is to create and accentuate a number of imbalances. Imbalances that will either change, become the foundations of the next era of the music business, or both. Guest Post by Mark Mulligan on Music Industry Blog In fact there are three key areas where, coincidentally, the lesser party is 6 times smaller than the other: Digital music revenue share: A common refrain from songwriters and the bodies that represent them (music publishers, collection societies etc.) is that everything starts with the song. And of…
  • Bandposters: Design, Print, And Ship Promo Posters In 90 Seconds Or Less

    Laura Schneider
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Bandposters is made for artists, managers, labels, and promoters to design, print, and ship posters directly to venues and other locations all in 90 seconds or less. With a newly updated suite of tools and new features, Bandposters makes the headache of event promotion hassle-free for $15 per gig, always.  Bandposters has added these key features for a seamless user experience:  Full Drag-and-Drop Editing Capabilities: Add photos and text, move them around with ease, change fonts and colors and opacity and more. No more template limitations or manual Photoshopping. Unified Tour Date Search:…
  • Will Jay Z's Tidal Service Have a Hard Knock Life?

    Kyle Bylin
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    In this episode of the Upward Spiral, a music business podcast, Cortney Harding and Kyle Bylin discuss whether Jay-Z's Tidal will have a hard knock life in the crowded subscription music market. The Upward Spiral Podcast Subcribe on iTunes Send Us Email ___ Kyle Bylin is a user researcher at SoundHound and author of Promised Land: Youth Culture, Disruptive Startups, and the Social Music Revolution. Related articles Jay Z Bid To Buy Aspiro's WiMP & Tidal Music Services Blocked By Shareholders Minority Shareholders Shift, Approve Jay Z Acquisition Of Aspiro's Streaming Music Services…
  • Bullpen Ventures Sizes Up Project Music For $100,000 Investment

    Laura Schneider
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    Project Music, the nations only music and technology business accelerator, has caught the eye of local investment group, Bullpen Ventures.  Operating in partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and the Country Music Association (CMA) the 8 Project Music startups received $30,000 in seed money and are currently participating in the fourteen week music accelerator.  The stakes have been raised by Bullpen Ventures who recently committed a $100,000 investment to one team following the 2015 Startup Showcase.  “We are excited about the Project Music cohort and look forward…
  • 5 Things Decision Makers Expect From Your Band's Online Presence

    Guest Post
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    The music industry is a very symbiotic one. Artists, journalists, publicists, and labels all depend on one another to stay afloat. Is your band's online presence catching the attention of industry decision makers? Guest Post by Tyler Allen on Sonicbids Blog Artists depend on entities for coverage, distribution, and support, and entities depend on artists for quality content for their label, blog, or magazine. In some cases, these outlets make investments in artists, whether it be a financial investment from a record label or a branding investment from a media outlet. Think about it: if I…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • Beethoven’s diagnosis

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Since Beethoven’s death on this day 188 years ago, debate has raged as to the cause of his deafness, generating scores of diagnoses ranging from measles to Paget’s disease. If deafness had been his only problem, diagnosing the disorder might have been easier, although his ear problem was of a strange character no longer seen. It began ever so surreptitiously and took over two decades to complete its destruction of Beethoven’s hearing. Deafness, however, was but one of many health problems that plagued Beethoven throughout his lifetime. He suffered with intermittent episodes of abdominal…
  • Gaye vs. Thicke: How blurred are the lines of copyright infringement?

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    In 2013, R&B singer Robin Thicke became a household name. “Blurred Lines” was Thicke’s fortuitous soul-disco-funk-influenced “pop” collaboration with producer Pharrell Williams and rapper Clifford Harris, Jr. (aka “T.I.”). It became the top-selling single of the year globally (selling over 14.8 million units), spent the longest time at the top of the Billboard’s Hot 100, set the all-time record for reaching the largest US radio audience, and also reached no. 1 in 80 countries. Since then, however, “Blurred Lines” and Thicke’s overwhelming success have been eclipsed…
  • Female composer Clara Ross’ overlooked success

    Brittany Hobson
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    What were the first musical instruments to be regularly played in public concerts by entire orchestras of British women? The answer may surprise you. From the mid-1880s until the First World War, hundreds of “Ladies’ Guitar and Mandolin Bands” flourished throughout Britain, including several consisting entirely of female members of the aristocracy. Their performances (often in the country’s most prestigious concert halls) were enthusiastically reviewed in the press, their repertoire included symphonies, orchestral overtures, and operatic excerpts, and the largest bands often had more…
  • The street where she lived: My Fair Lady at 59

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Fifty-nine years ago this month, My Fair Lady made its debut on Broadway to a rapturous critical response. It became the longest-running musical to date, and was a landmark in the genre. Yet the road to the Mark Hellinger Theatre was long and arduous. The musical is based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, of course, but Shaw was against allowing anyone to set his plays to music (Noel Coward was amongst those he turned down). After Shaw’s death in 1950, though, suddenly a musical Pygmalion seemed possible. However, nobody could get it to happen. Rodgers and Hammerstein, riding on the…
  • A Women’s History Month music playlist

    Raquel Fernandes
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    In honor of the countless phenomenal women who have shaped the music industry, we’ve pulled together a playlist highlighting our favorite boldest and brightest female voices who have made a lasting impression in music. “Piece of My Heart”, “Misery’n”, and “Ball and Chain” by Janis Joplin “Whenever I listen to Janis Joplin, I’m always mesmerized by the gritty and unadulterated roughness that characterizes her music, allowing her to exude both toughness and vulnerability at the same time. It makes all of her music feel so raw and beautiful and…
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    Netlabels & News

  • VA - Boxbeats Vol. 4

    In Vitro
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Cuarto número de las destacadas compilaciónes de beatmakers orquestadas por Phonophanatic collective.
  • Bass and Space

    In Vitro
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Image by ESO  Bass and Space es un blog que selecciona los mejores lanzamientos de entre el vasto océano de publicaciones de netaudio. Se enfoca principalmente en géneros electrónicos profundos sin renunciar a otros propuestas.
  • VA - Some Great Universes In One Place [MI-62-CP1]

    In Vitro
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Publicado en 2013, este es el primer compilado del netlabel francés conocido ahora como Murmure Intemporel, dedicado a publicar musicas tales como ambient, electroacústica, postconcreta, experimental y souundscapes. Aquí se incluye música de Ars Sonor, Cousin Silas, In Vitro, LöW, Sonologys y Zreen Toyz entre otros.
  • Unsplash

    In Vitro
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    de Keith MisnerTodas las fotos en alta resolución publicadas en Unsplash están bajo una licencia Creative Commons Zero, lo que quiere decir que usted puede copiar, modificar, distribuir y usar con cualquier propósito, incluyendo los comerciales.Diez fotos nuevas cada diez días.
  • Morguefile

    In Vitro
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    by Efi21  Contiene un amplio stock de imágenes y fotografías de uso libre en altas resoluciones, gracias a la contribución de muchos artistas. Útil para ilustradores, diseñadores, creativos y educadores. Permite copia, modificación y distribución. Se invita a que indique el crédito cuando sea posible.
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • General Bernheim and the accordionist

    Alex Ross
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:36 am
    Postcards from Brussels.
  • Birth of a nation

    Alex Ross
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:34 am
  • Quatuor Ébène

    Alex Ross
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    An indirect view, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
  • Boulez, Slonimsky, Raksin

    Alex Ross
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    This Betty Freeman image, captured in 1992, appears in an online collection of Los Angeles Philharmonic photos. One senses that the conversation is off to an awkward start; perhaps it will warm up shortly. All three men had associations with Frank Zappa, as it happens. In 1989, Raksin moderated a discussion between Boulez and Zappa; the LA Times account of the event is amusing. Previously: For David Raksin, Do not laugh at Faery.
  • Listen to This en français

    Alex Ross
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    My translator is again the brilliant Laurent Slaars.
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  • Guess Who Danielle Bradbery Was Recently Writing with?

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    If you pay attention to Danielle Bradbery’s social media accounts then you know one thing is for sure, she is busy in the studio. She recently debuted a potential new song called “Friend Zone” while she joined Miranda Lambert’s tour for a stint. But she was back to the grind …
  • Brooks & Dunn To Reunite At ACM’s!

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Off the heels of announcing the Vegas residency, we find out Brooks and Dunn will be performing together. on the same stage. at the same time. Eeeek….major fangirl moment! And for some added excitement we found out who else was just announced for the ACM’s big 50th Anniversary celebration! So far …
  • David Nail cuts Brothers Osborne song!

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    I don’t know what’s cooler the fact David Nail cut a Brother’s Osborne song or the fact they were so excited about it! The guys took to their Twitter to announce not only did they write the song but they would be lending some vocals to the track as well. …
  • ACM’s like their Pop/Country Collaborations

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
      Last year we had Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande hit the ACM stage and this year….Nick Jonas? Now to be fair he is joining Dan + Shay and they’re practically pop anyway so this makes perfect sense, but geez what is up with these pop collaborations? You think they’re …
  • Catch Jason Aldean in “Affordable” New Streaming Service Tidal’s Video

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
      Jay Z has launched an affordable music streaming services to take on Spotify called Tidal and Jason Aldean is one of the pioneers involved in it. Oh and by affordable, I mean $20.00 a month which according to Jay Z is no different than forgoing a $6.00 bottle of …
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    wire to the ear

  • Nitzer Ebb Modular

    Oliver Chesler
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Here’s a Nitzer Ebb modular patch so authentic it could easily be from the Belief era. morphiclab303 has some good taste in modules with a Stepper Acid, DrumDokta2, Turing Machine and some Frequency Central stuff all going to work here. Bon & Doug if you read this take notes because this is what we want you to be doing ok? “stepper acid driving frequency central 100m modules in a nitzer ebb style great snappy fcuk adsr, drums provided by the dokta2″ – morphiclab303 For more info:
  • Breathe (The Horrorist Remix) – Resistor

    Oliver Chesler
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Breathe by Resistor A few months ago I was contacted by the band Resistor to do a remix for a song called Breathe. Resistor is an EBM band from Bogota Colombia. Since I had a great time there when I performed there and my friends Delectro, Modernista and Equitant were also doing remixes I said yes. The release is on Black Leather Records which is owned by Victor Lenis aka Cute Heels. Victor is a bit crazy but his music is always great. I did the remix almost entirely on my now large Eurorack modular. The drums are Tiptop Audio 808s sequenced by a Tiptop Circadian Rhythms. I layered the snare…
  • Karel Goldbaum – Sex Telephone

    Oliver Chesler
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Great new 113bpm track called Sex Telephone by Karel Goldbaum (Warsaw, Poland). I will be playing this one in my upcoming DJ Sets for sure. “Welcome to an another new face on the label: Cowshed Records’ owner, music producercomposer and film creator Karel Goldbaum from Poland. Sex Telephone is a slow but rough and hard techno track that lives from distortion and overcompression. The both remixes come from END 519 and Mike Creepman. 2 different versions round out this release, one straight 130bpm techno and the other is a more relaxing version.” – 9Volt Records For more…
  • Daren Ho at Generations Unlimited

    Oliver Chesler
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Last Saturday night I went to Long Island City to see Daren Ho perform. For this event he was doing a Eurorack Modular performance. The event which took place next to PS1 at a venue called The Print Shop was also a showcase for Generation Records. Generation was a store and record label in the East Village. Throughout the 80s they released noise artists including most famously Conrad Schnitzler’s work. Conrad who is from Berlin was also a member of Tangerine Dream. I got to meet Ken from Generation and I bought a Generation Unlimited Cassette “No Borders”. I bought 3…
  • A Little Cheer – The Horrorist

    Oliver Chesler
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    I am working on my new album so I haven’t had much original music to play for you. Therefore, I decided to knock out a quick Merry Xmas song for you! Just one take using a Korg KR-55, Roland SH2 and Shure SM58. Enjoy! “Christmas time is here. It’s time for a little cheer. All my friends are drug addicts. All out of luck. They wont make it through next year. And no one really cares. Brooklyn is a toilet. Your’e swimming in. No gifts for you this year. Santa knows where you’ve been. Christmas time is here. It’s time for a little cheer. New York City snow.
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - T.C. Boyle "The Harder They Come"

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. T.C. Boyle is a master at exposing the American psyche in his fiction. His new novel The Harder They Come is yet another stunning example, an engaging portrait of family, violence, and anarchy. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Boyle's...hypnotic narrative probes…
  • This Week's Interesting Music Releases - March 31, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    Sufjan Stevens's Carrie & Lowell is the week's premiere release. Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, Lower Dens' Escape From Evil, Ryley Walker's Primrose Green, and Simon Joyner's Grass, Branch, & Bone are other albums I can recommend. Death Cab for Cutie's Kintsugi is also out today. Archival releases include a reissue of Ride's OX4 album and the 32-track The Best Of The Grateful Dead. What new releases are you picking up this week? What can you recommend? Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? This week's interesting music releases: Andrew Bird: Weather…
  • Shorties (Leslie Jamison and Catherine Lacey Interviewed Each Other, Sylvan Esso Played a Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Authors Leslie Jamison and Catherine Lacey interviewed each other at the Huffington Post. Sylvan Esso played a Tiny Desk Concert. The shortlist for the 2015 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction has been announced. Sound of the City explored Sufjan Stevens' musical ties to New York City. Jon Ronson talked to Morning Edition about his new book So You've Been Publicly Shamed. The A.V. Club reconsidered Townes Van Zandt's album Live At The Old Quarter. Electric Literature interviewed author Kazuo Ishiguro. The band Walk the Moon visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Salon…
  • Daily Downloads (Field Mouse, A Forecastle Festival Compilation, and more)

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Field Mouse: Hold Still Life album [mp3] Interludio: Raiz album [mp3] Jon Bayley: Lonely Dove EP [mp3] Lindsey Luff: Long Gone EP [mp3] Modern Suspects: Colorado Sampler 2015 EP [mp3] Rachel Jane: "Come Away" [mp3] Various Artists: Forecastle Festival Mixtape 2015 album [mp3] Wild Ones: Keep It Safe album [mp3] Zach Winters: 2015 Sampler album [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Pile: 2015-03-19, Austin [mp3] search for more free and legal music downloads at…
  • Book Notes - Dale Herd "Empty Pockets"

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Dale Herd's Empty Pockets collects nineteen new and sixty-four previously published stories from one of America's masters of the form. The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote of the book: "Whether in his blending of the traditional and the experimental, or in distilling…
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  • Watch Walk off the Earth's dusty video for ‘Rule the World’

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Canada's YouTube stars, Walk off the Earth, are back with their next viral hit. "Rule the World" is the latest video from the Burlington, Ont. band, and it features a 360-degree camera setup, dance crew and a whole lot of colourful dust. Check it out below, and look for a new album from Walk off the Earth this summer, and a North American tour starting in May. LISTEN audio Listen to CBC Music's Adult Alternative stream
  • Watch: Beastie Boy Ad-Rock gives relationship tips to teen girls

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Where was this kind of advice when we were growing up? Here is Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, giving relationship advice to teenage girls. He is the latest sage enlisted by Rookie for their "Ask a Grown Man" series. In this webcam video, Horovitz responds to romance questions submitted by teens. He uses his 48 years of experience to help a young couple work up the courage for their first kiss, as well as offering help about breakups and insecurities. Horovitz joins Rookie's list of musical advisors, including Run the Jewels, Karen O and Girl Talk. LISTEN audio Listen to CBC…
  • Classical music helps cats cope with surgery, study says

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    If your cat needs surgery in the near future, you may want to see if the veterinarian has read the latest research about the use of music to help felines cope with general anaesthetic. The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published a study on March 30 called "Influence of music and its genres on respiratory rate and pupil diameter variations in cats under general anaesthesia: contribution to promoting patient safety." The study concludes that the use of music during surgery promotes automatic nervous system activity and "may contribute to allowing a reduced anaesthetic dose, minimizing…
  • What's your favourite music for Holy Week?

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Some of the most intense and moving sacred music in the Western classical canon has been written for Holy Week — the days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. It's hardly surprising, considering the dramatic nature of the story of the Passion of Jesus Christ. What music do you return to? Is it Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah? One of the Passions by Bach or Heinrich Schütz? Or maybe Allegri's Miserere? Let us know in the comments below. And watch for the return of CBC Music's 24/7 Classical Easter stream, which runs from 12 p.m. ET on Maundy Thursday, April 2, to 12 p.m. ET on Monday,…
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Tuesday March 31st 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Each day, Rich Terfry and Radio 2 Drive wraps up your day with music and stories about the interesting things going on in the world. Rich's pick - Techno jam made with pizza delivery man:  Junk In The Trunk:  Life hacks for cats Fritz can't catch Jerk of the week
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    Music News Net

  • The Rolling Stones Reveal Summer North American Tour

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Music News- As expected, The Rolling Stones have announced a 2015 North American concert tour. The legendary rockers have revealed a fifteen date tour dubbed the "Zip Code Tour" hitting cities the band hasn't played in years. The tour kicks...
  • Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner Suffers Heart Attack

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    Music News- Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship co-founder, guitarist Paul Kantner has been hospitalized with a suspected heart attack. Kantner, who now fronts an updated version of Jefferson Starship, is the only member to have been a part of every...
  • Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner Suffers Heart Attack

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Music News- Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship co-founder, guitarist Paul Kantner has been hospitalized with a suspected heart attack. Kantner, who now fronts an updated version of Jefferson Starship, is the only member to have been a part of every...
  • Monsters and Men Announce June "Beneath the Skin" Release

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- OF MONSTERS AND MEN have announced June 9, 2015 as the release date for their long awaited second full-length album, Beneath The Skin [Republic Records]. The critically acclaimed multiplatinum Icelandic quintet also debuted the first single “Crystals” today...
  • Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear Release News

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Skelton Crew, the highly anticipated debut album from Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be released May 19 on Glassnote Records via Uni. Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 53 – How to Use Craigslist to Book Music Gigs

    Bob Baker
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Yes, you read that right. Craigslist! It’s not just for buying and selling your old gear and finding dates. Billy explains how he recently started using this free site to find paying gigs, as I pull all of the juicy details out of him. What do YOU think about using Craigslist for music gigs? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio player: 2) Download the MP3 3) Click here to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or on…
  • 51 – Mind-Expanding Music Marketing

    Bob Baker
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    This episode is all about generating breakthrough ideas. Billy and I deliver some passionate advice on going beyond lazy, knee-jerk thinking (including some tough love for musicians who have creative amnesia). Use these tips to come up with blockbuster ideas you can use to promote yourself better and grow your music career. What do YOU think of our discussion on Mind-Expanding Music Marketing? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this…
  • Four Productivity Hacks for Musicians

    Bob Baker
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    This is an excerpt from my new book, The Five-Minute Music Marketer: 151 Easy Music Promotion Activities That Take 5 Minutes or Less. Here are some of my favorite ways to set goals, be more effective, and create habits that will accelerate your success as a musician: 1) Choose today’s Top Three Personal development coach Tony Robbins is famous for encouraging people to take “massive action.” I understand the intention behind it. It’s generally great advice. But the thought of taking “massive” action can also intimidate a lot of people. To me success comes about as a result of…
  • Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars

    Bob Baker
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    I’ve been keeping this under wraps … until now. Here’s the big news: I am super excited to be one of 23 people who contributed chapters to the new book, Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars. The book was just released this week by Entrepreneur Press. In it you’ll find a terrific collection of online experts who share their best social media and online marketing strategies. And what great company I’m in! Other contributors include Brian Clark and Sonia Simone from Copyblogger, John Jantsch of Duct Tape…
  • 46 – Should You Run Paid Ads to Promote Your Music?

    Bob Baker
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    Here’s a good question, submitted by a listener named Morlok. As you’ll discover on this epsiode, there’s no one right answer. But that didn’t stop Billy and I from sharing our perspectives, along with some important decisions you need to make BEFORE you start running any paid advertising. What do YOU think about our on running paid ads to promote your music? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave us a digital voicemail here … There are three ways to enjoy this episode: 1) Listen now using this streaming audio…
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    Artists House Music

  • Quote Brahms: Any ass can see the similarities with Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. program notes for a recent concert of Brahms Symphonies No. 1 & 3 contained an admission by Brahms that the “big string section” in the finale of his first symphony was similar to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”  Evidently, when Brahms was confronted about the resemblance, he replied, “Any ass can see that.”  I’m not sure how this quote has managed to survive almost 200 years, but it’s a fascinating example of an admission to copying another artist’s work. [Today this would be an…
  • If you would like to watch full performance: Master Class with...

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    If you would like to watch full performance: Master Class with the Late Clark Terry - The Performance
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. SELMA:...

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. SELMA: Filmmaker turned inability to use MLK speeches into creative “advantage” Two enthusiastic thumbs up for the movie SELMA and the creative script that uses accent, aura, scripture, lyrics of gospel songs and original text instead of historic speeches.  Before seeing the movie, SELMA, I read that the speeches given by Dr. King in the film were written by [the talented writer, producer, director and distributor] Ms. DuVernay and were not the historical speeches given by Dr. King. Dr.
  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Emailing...

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. Emailing folks about your services & products? Is your email compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act?  Are you gearing up to email your customers, clients and/or colleagues about your products and services? Keep in mind that commercial email messages are regulated by The CAN-SPAM Act.  The good news is that compliance with the legal requirements outlined in the Act isn’t difficult.  Here is a short excerpt from the CAN-SPAM Compliance Guide for Business issued by the FTC Bureau of Consumer…
  • GhostTunes: Garth Brooks launches iTunes competitor and releases his new album

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

    Mark J
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Following his recent MistaJam and BBC 1Xtra-premiered 'So Lost' single, emerging U.K. singer/songwriter Ady Suleiman returns to further demonstrate the outstanding, eclectically inspired talent that has marked him out as one to watch - he has opened for Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Mvula and Liane Le... ....
  • Watch List: Ella Eyre Encourages That We Are More 'Together'

    Mark J
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    With her leonine mane, ferocious energy and powerhouse vocals, BRIT School-educated U.K. singer Ella Eyre cut a distinctive figure in 2014 as she vaulted herself from a #1 collaboration with Rudimental to making her own mark on the music scene with her soulfully underpinned and eclectically... ....
  • Watch List: Lauren Ruth Ward Says 'It's Your Fault'

    Mark J
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Infused with a smoky hush that lends the weight of an old soul to the tender, maturely poised and lullaby-like vulnerability of her distinctive, sensitively gritty voice, Lauren Ruth Ward here showcases the kind of talent that had the crowd at one of our Los Angeles showcases last year hanging on... ....
  • Our Top 15 Artists from SXSW 2015

    Helen Owolabi
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    After several days of sweat-inducing heat, pouring rain, delicious BBQ, and an overload of amazing music, Austin's powerhouse of a music festival finally came to an end. From raucous rappers to peppy pop acts, and everything in between, here's our roundup of our favorite artists from SXSW this... ....
  • 6 Essential SXSW Newbie Tips

    Helen Owolabi
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    After a 6-hour plane delay, sets from over 40 different acts, and lots (and lots) of BBQ, the N2S crew survived their first SXSW experience. As newbies ourselves, we’d like to share a few tips with those who might be interested in making the pilgrimage down to Austin next spring. Food Trucks Galore... ....
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  • KlangTherapeuten - A Million Times (feat. AlexChristov)(Original Mix)

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    KlangTherpeuten (which features one half of the MYNGA duo) are back with another original single slated for release April 9th. Calling in some help from Alex Christov on the vocals, ‘A Million Times’ features a wide vary of… (in post KlangTherapeuten – A Million Times (feat. Alex Christov) from Salacious Sound. More by this artist at )
  • Time Released Sound - Mystery track #1

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Much as he did on Trust, Colin Herrick invited a number of artists who had previously contributed to Time Released Sound to send in a track inspired by spring. But this time there’s a twist: only Herrick knows… (in post Various Artists ~ Haru from a closer listen. More by this artist at )
  • Lower Cut - (Some Random Summer) Rain

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Thanks again to the readers who make the site what it is with the global eclectic mix of developing musicians. The readers choice for band of the month for March is… …from Greece – Lower Cut. Off My… (in post Band of the Month – March 2015 – Readers’ Choice from Emerging Indie Bands. More by this artist at )
  • Built By Titan - AIR (feat. Jason Eskridge)

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Get ready for the YMR Premiere of ‘AIR’ from Built By Titan. This rip roaring dance track is exactly what you need to get past the hump day and beyond. If you’re not familiar with Built By Titan,… (in post YMR Premiere: Built By Titan – AIR (ft. Jason Eskridge) from Your Music Radar. More by this artist at )
  • Rebecca Clements - Pure Wasted

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    “It’s about losing someone you're with to the strong stuff. Making a play on words of 'Pure Wasted', pulling together the idea of a pure substance and a pure love, both are equally as toxic. " (in post Stream Rebecca Clements' gripping new song 'Pure Wasted' from The 405. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Tidal – Full Video of the Press Conference

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Here is the full Tidal press conference.
  • Sony PlayStation Music Goes Live – Powered by Spotify (RouteNote Artists Will Have Their Music Automatically Into PlayStation Music in all Markets)

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    Sony is today going to be launching their new PlayStation Music – its Spotify integration with PS3 and PS4 consoles. The update is now live for users across 41 major markets. With PlayStation Music, you can stream music from Spotify and leave it playing in the background in the middle in of a game, creating a personal soundtrack of sorts. Sony have made it very easy to quickly change the volume of the music while playing your games and also skip or pause songs without ever leaving the game. If you want to stay focused on the gaming experience before you, you can also pair your iOS or…
  • CYH – Exclamation (Outertone Free Release)

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
  • Exclusive Interview: Billy Woodford – Founder of NoCopyrightSounds (NCS)

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    NCS is one of the most popular record labels and promotional channels on YouTube. NCS Founder – Billy Woodford was nice enough to answer some of our questions to give you a bit of an insight into him and his label. Q: What is NCS and how did you start? NCS is a music collective with a service. We allow our music to be freely used for the public on YouTube & Twitch with no copyright issues and their monetization capability fully intact. Q: You currently have over 1.5 million followers on YouTube – Why do you think it grew so fast and how do you stand out from the pack? First…
  • SoundCloud for Desktop Goes Flat: New Design is Live

    Tom Newman
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    Out with the old and in with the new. Ever since SoundCloud redesigned its iOS and Android app last year, with the fresh, modern, flat design, it seemed the desktop site had been left in the dirt and forgotten. With a new update, the site gets some welcome flat design tweaks, with some nice additions adding to the functionality. Old New The top bar loses the gradients, for solid colours. Icons are redone to suite the modern style. Old New The bottom play, pause, skip, previous bar, has been stretched across the page, with an additional slider to scrub through a track. As before, this bar…
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • Listening to Tight Voices? Danger: It can Tighten Your Own

    Judy Rodman
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Whew.. even just looking at this pic makes me cough...Be careful what you listen to. You know that phrase 'you are what you eat'? Well, your voice tends to mimic (be) what it hears (consumes). If you stop and think about it, the way a baby learns to talk is by listening to other voices. Not only does the child learn language, he/she also learns and assumes the inflections, tone, rhythms and other nuances and characteristics of the voices it hears most often. These different vocal tone and nuance choices are created not only by the shape, density and size of the larynx and resonators…
  • Vocal Strain: What is it? What can you do about it?

    Judy Rodman
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Vocal Strain- Never Again!What is vocal strain?Vocal strain, like any other strain, is the overuse or misuse of the vocal cords. Only 1/2" to 1" long in adults, these little bands easily can be overblown. After just 20 minutes of screaming at a ball game, blood blisters can begin to form on them! The mucosal lining covering the vocal cords becomes irritated and inflamed, the sound of the voice becomes harsher, less controlled; you can even lose your voice completely for a time. You know it when you do it, don't you? Strain your voice, that is. Sometimes you want to pretend you didn't...
  • Vocal Performance and Acting Technique: Making Choices

    Judy Rodman
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The colors your voice chooses determines the message heard.Masterful vocal performance and great acting have many parallels. For one thing of course, acting usually involves the voice to some degree. But did you know that to use the voice effectively requires certain acting skills? The third cornerstone of Power, Path and Performance vocal training involves a deep understanding of acting technique. Without it, the voice is useless.ActingIf you've ever had a good acting coach or director, you will remember that acting is very much about making choices. Even with a script and directing…
  • Numb Singing Or Speaking Voice? Question: What Are You LOOKING At?

    Judy Rodman
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
      This is yet another post I want to do on eyes for the voice. Bare with me, but as a vocal coach for singers and speakers, I talk a lot about eyes. This is because the sound of your voice can be dramatically changed by what the 'windows of your soul' are focused on. Even a great blind singer speaks with eye language, moving tissue behind and around the orbs of the eyes. Like an athletic event, when the eye is unfocused, movement creating vocal sound is, too. Like a camera eye must choose its focus, you must learn to choose your message delivery point, zoom in like a laser and block out…
  • What's Wrong With Your Vocal Warm-up?

    Judy Rodman
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Happy New Year! In keeping with the season of resolutions, you decide you're going to do vocal warmups before your performances this year. So you found some, but you discover they are, at best, not effective -- or at worst they actually cause tension, fatigue or even strain! What's wrong? Here are some possible causes:You are doing the wrong exercises for your voice.Self-prescribing can get you into trouble. Just like pharmaceuticals, there are tons of vocal exercises touted on the internet, on CDs and DVDs, and suggested by well-meaning friends. While there are certainly different exercises…
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Grabbers

    Jørn Tillnes
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Grabbers Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Grabbers by Christian Henson. At a glance: 22 tracks 63 minutes of score Geek Score: 90.9 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 36.53 Album Excellence: 58% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Grabbers is a 2012 Irish-British monster film directed by Jon Wright and starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey. Ciaran O’Shea and Lisa Nolan, members of the Irish Police Force Garda are volunteering for temporary duty on a remote Irish island. Weird things are happening there like mutated whale…
  • Soundtrack Review: Encontrados En NYC

    Jørn Tillnes
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Encontrados En NYC Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Encontrados En NYC by Sergio Pena. At a glance: 15 tracks 47 minutes of score Geek Score: 88 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 22.3 Album Excellence: 47% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Entcontrados En NYC (Met in NYC) is a Spanish 2013 drama film directed by Daniel Zarandieta and starring Hector Gonzalez, Tappy and Oscar Ibanez. Three friends in their early thirties are tired of their meaningless lives in Seville so they end up travelling for two days to New York where they will…
  • Soundtrack Review: Just Visiting

    Jørn Tillnes
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just Visiting Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Just Visiting by John Powell. At a glance: 26 tracks 33 minutes of score Geek Score: 92.3 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 24.37 Album Excellence: 74% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The 2001 comedy Just Visiting is directed by Jean-Marie Poiré and starring Jean Reno, Christina Applegate and Christian Clavier. A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the…
  • Soundtrack Review: Planet Of The Apes (TV)

    Jørn Tillnes
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Planet Of The Apes (TV) Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Planet Of The Apes by Lalo Schifrin, Richard LaSalle and Earle Hagen. At a glance: 112 tracks 127 minutes of score Geek Score: 77.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 30 Album Excellence: 24% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The cult science fiction film The Planet Of The Apes from 1968 created enough excitement for some executives to re-develop it for TV. It premiered September 13, 1974 on CBS starring Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton and Mark Lenard. CBS Ordered…
  • Soundtrack Review: The Toy Soldiers

    Jørn Tillnes
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Toy Soldiers Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Toy Soldiers by Nathaniel Levisay. At a glance: 11 tracks 39 minutes of score Geek Score: 83.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 12.6 Album Excellence: 32% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Toy Soldiers is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Erik Peter Carlson and starring Najarra Townsend, Constance Brenneman and Chandler Rylko. It’s a movie set in the 80s and the director wanted to make a movie that sounded and felt like the 80s. It’s a drama movie about these…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival 2015 Promises ‘Woodstock-y’ Vibe

    Fahama Sawant
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    Come Easter weekend, the hills of Kasauli – a sleepy, off-the-map town in Himachal Pradesh – come alive with the sound of music. For the past three years, the hill town hosts the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival (KRBF), an event that has seen performances by some of Indian indie’s biggest exports including Soulmate, Indus Creed and Indian Ocean. This year, the festival will be held from April 3 to April 5 and will take place at the picturesque Baikunth Resorts, the same venue as the previous editions. “I was winding down one weekend with some friends in Kasauli, and we…
  • Begum Releases a Video, Launches Monthly Art-Politics Debate

    Priyanka Singh
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    I love talking to the Begum boys because their response to the simplest of things is abundant with oddities. The last time we spoke, we had the most pointless conversation, where none of my questions received a straight answer. Earlier this month, the Delhi-based experimental rock band released a new video for ‘Marry Me’, a track off their debut album Bagh that released last year. I wanted to speak to Karan Singh (on drums and keys), who directed the video for ‘Marry Me’ along with Suryakant Sawhney (vocalist of Peter Cat Recording Co.). So I sent across an email to Begum’s…
  • HVOB Kick Off Short India Tour Today

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Austrian deep-house duo Her Voice Over Boys aka HVOB will kick off the Indian leg of their on-going world tour today. The tour, which has been put together by Wild City in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum, is in support of their upcoming sophomore album Trialog, which is scheduled for a mid-April release. Comprising Anna Müller on vocal and production duties, Paul Wallner on production, and Alexander Schuster on drums (live), HVOB will drop by Delhi and Bangalore today and tomorrow respectively. Check out the poster, along with the full schedule below. Dates March 19,…
  • Colaba Point Continues Their Foray Into Ambient Electronica

    Ritwik Deshpande
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Those of you who were around during the days when musicians categorized each other as members of either the ‘pro rock scene’ or the ‘am rock scene’ might remember an alt-rock quartet called Human Abstract. Coming from an era in which using this font was considered to be a good idea, the band was a perfect proponent of a guitar-driven rock scene whose sole purpose seemed to replicate the manufactured aggression of the early noughties alt-rock/nu-metal boom. It’s hard to imagine the erstwhile guitarist of that band, Rohan Kadam, drifting away from crunchy,…
  • What alt-J in Bangalore Taught Me About the Power of Live Music

    Uday Kapur
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    I have never really seen an audience, as a collective unit, so completely emotionally invested in a live music performance. I had heard about the gigs that took place at The Mezz and Turquoise Cottage (I grew up in Delhi); gigs that played a formative role in the lives of many artists, journos and scenesters. But I’d never actually experienced a show, or a performance like that, in the city. It was only in 2013, when I caught And So I Watch You From Afar’s set at the 2013 edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, that I realised why live music could be such an alluring and powerful…
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  • TODAY: Sundays @. . . Branded Saloon

    Rob Fields
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    The Women’s Future Month edition of Sundays @. . . happens today.  Join us and hear work from Marci Blackman, Bernice L. McFadden, and Regina Porter.  Info below and on Facebook!
  • Black on Hulu: Lucas Bros. Moving Co.

    Rob Fields
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome back to Black on Hulu! We’ve been wanting to change things up a bit as offers a wide variety of programming to spend your free time carousing, so what better way than to occasionally view some of their animated fare.  On my review of childhood animated favorites such as Bravestarr, SilverHawks, and Defenders of the Earth (see something on that one soon), I came across this gem of show that unbeknownst to me was a  part of the Fox network’s Saturday late night Animation Domination High-Def from 2013 to June 2014 (a block of programming akin to Comedy Central’s Adult…
  • How a Lonely Month in Paris Reawakened My Muse

    Rob Fields
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Here I am at JFK Airport, waiting to board the plane to Paris. This is the first in a 3-part series on the author’s writing life in Paris On October 14, 2012, I stepped off the plane at Charles de Gaulle Airport to embark on the most preposterous and cliched goal a writer could have: to spend my days roaming the streets of Paris in order to reawaken my muse. Let me back track a bit. There are some things you need to know about me. One, I’m a scaredy cat. Two, I’m a scaredy cat. And three, everything scares me shitless. The dark, basements, insects, spiders, spiders, planes, germs,…
  • Sundays @. . . Reading Series Returns –2/22

    Rob Fields
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Just in time to celebrate the series’s second anniversary, we’re back!  And at a brand new location in Prospect Heights!  Yes, change is good.  Go ahead and mark your calendars, since we’ll be here on the 4th Sunday of every month (minus a few obvious vacay breaks; more on that later, tho). We’re thrilled to kick off things with two authors with new books out in the world, and one whose book is slated for release next year: LaSHONDA KATRICE BARNETT is the author of the novel Jam on the Vine and a story collection, and is the editor of two volumes on music and the…
  • REVIEW: “Losing Ground”: An intimate look at a black woman’s long-awaited film

    Rob Fields
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Anticipation and longing. That’s what so many within the black independent film community have been feeling ever since the seminal film Losing Ground was directed by Kathleen Collins. Some folks had known Collins, who died at age 46 in 1988. Others had moved in her orbit as students, or as crew on the set of her film. Across the decades, scholars and curators and filmmakers alike have referenced Collins’ groundbreaking film about a black woman intellectual with an artist husband on a quest for sexual liberation. Everyone knew about this mythic film. But almost no one had seen it.
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    Addicted To Vinyl

  • A Quick Look Inside The New BoDeans Album, ‘I Can’t Stop’

    Matt Wardlaw
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    The BoDeans came rolling through Cleveland last fall for a mother of a show that featured legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff behind the kit. At that time, I spoke with longtime BoDeans vocalist/songwriter Kurt Neumann and I was interested to find out what it was that was bringing them through town. As it turns out, the tour had been planned to support a new album that had been pushed back to a 2015 release. I Can't Stop is that new album and you can finally get your hands on it as of April 21st. With that in mind, I figured that I'd dig out that interview with Kurt, since he talks quite a bit…
  • Del Amitri Reissues, Free Tickets For You

    Matt Wardlaw
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    In an interview with ATV pal R. Todd Richards, Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie spoke about his latest solo disc, Lower Reaches, which was released earlier this year. He also indicated that there are plans to put out expanded reissues of the band's last two albums, Some Other Sucker's Parade and Can You Do Me Good? For those of you who already picked up the expanded reissues of Waking Hours, Change Everything and Twisted, you'll know that this is good news. Those reissues were packed with nearly all of the appropriate B-sides from the period...and even as somebody who had personally…
  • Del Amitri’s Justin Currie Explores The ‘Lower Reaches’ With His New Album

    Matt Wardlaw
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    It’s been a good year for Del Amitri fans. The Scottish alternative rock group played a series of highly anticipated reunion shows in support of expanded reissues of three of their finest albums from the ‘90s, Waking Hours, Change Everything and Twisted (with each album adding a second disc of bonus tracks). Prior to that, frontman Justin Currie had spent a month in Austin, Texas, working with producer Mike McCarthy on songs that would eventually land on the solo album Lower Reaches, which was released first in the U.K. late last year prior to receiving a U.S. release in the…
  • Photos: Wilco @ Akron Civic Theatre, September 2014

    Matt Wardlaw
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    It's hard to believe, but this year marks the 20th anniversary of the band Wilco. They've recently announced plans to celebrate the anniversary with a pair of releases, including the first-ever best of compilation from the group and also a collection of rarities that they say, "We're pretty sure you're gonna love." They're also on the road playing a few shows to celebrate the milestone and as if that wasn't enough, frontman and creative mastermind Jeff Tweedy will release his solo debut under the banner of Tweedy on September 23rd. Here's a sampling from the Tweedy album, a tune called…
  • Interview: Howard Jones On Retro Futura + Continuing To ‘Engage’ With His Audience

    Matt Wardlaw
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    For fans of ‘80s pop music, the current Retro Futura tour is a dream bill, featuring a lineup of Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves), China Crisis, Midge Ure of Ultravox fame, Howard Jones and Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey. I had the chance to see the tour when it came through Cleveland last week (at the Performance Arts Center at the Masonic Auditorium) and it’s probably the best genre package tour I’ve ever seen. It was a thrill to see Howard Jones touring with a level of production that you usually only get to see if you’re seeing one of his shows in the U.K. Beyond that,…
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  • Jazz Remixes

    Ethan Hein
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Jazz is all about repurposing pop and folk material for new expressive ends, and the greats were remix artists before the term existed.
  • ASCAP Announces 2015 Morton Gould Young Composer Award Winners

    NewMusicBox Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Selected from an application pool of more than 600 submissions, 28 young composers (plus an additional seven accorded honorable mention) will be recognized at the annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at Merkin Concert Hall in New York on May 21, 2015. The award-winning composers share prizes of over $45,000.
  • Remembering Tod Dockstader (1932-2015)

    Tom Steenland
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tod Dockstader’s electronic music composition, for most of his life, was always an avocation, something he did part-time, outside of his day job, earning him little income. Being an outsider without academic credentials, Tod was denied grants and access to the major electronic music centers. Yet fans of his music included Federico Fellini, and Pete Townshend.
  • There’s This Thing Happening: The New York Avant Garde Festival and Its Audience

    Caitlin Schmid
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Composers and performers who participated in experimental music festivals of the 1960s are relatively easy to find and talk to if you want to track them down. After all, many of them went on to established careers in the arts, and they have gigs and websites and email addresses. But audience members? People who just wandered in off the street? That’s a little more difficult. Where do you even start?
  • In search of Musical Integration Between the United States and the Rest of the Americas

    Álvaro Gallegos
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Today, across South America, one finds dozens of tourists from all over the world (including many from the United States) who wish to explore the richness of the region. But within the world of notated music, the situation is the opposite. In fact, we can no longer talk about Latin American as a single unit, given the lack of information that exists between its different countries.
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    Matt Collins » Blog

  • New “The Hardest Part” Lyric Video!

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    I realized recently that it has been nearly 10 years since I wrote and recorded my first CD as a solo artist, “Short and Sweet.” (What!?) I wanted to share some of these songs in a new way, so I thought I’d do some lyric videos. This is my first attempt with one of my favorite songs from the record, “The Hardest Part.” This is a song about change and how difficult it can be at times…especially when you are taking your life in a new direction. I hope you enjoy! – Matt PS. Check out the awesome background vocals from my brother, Bo Collins…he came…
  • Heading to Greece!, Free Song Download and More!…

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Heading to Greece Big News!! I am extremely excited to be heading to Greece next month to play music for almost 3 weeks! For those of you who know me well, you know that my faith in Jesus Christ is a huge part of my life. In fact, I aim for it to inform and inspire every aspect of my life and career. (I know that I have not always lived this out, but that is the beauty of the Gospel — in all of our weaknesses, Jesus forgives those who ask for it and saves those who believe He can make them a new person.) I am proud to be going to Greece as part of a tour with Proclaim! International as…
  • The Nashville Sessions CD and Digital Dowload Now Available!

    29 Mar 2013 | 8:34 am
    Matt’s New EP is now available for sale! CDs and Digital Downloads are now ready for your consumption… To order a physical copy of the CD please click the PayPal button below the album cover…and to order your digital downloads, see the widget below. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to write a quick review on the iTunes page Thanks so much for your support!  Enjoy the Tunes! The Nashville Sessions, Vol.1 EP…
  • Starlight Songwriting Sessions

    12 Feb 2013 | 8:14 am
    Hey Everyone!  I’ve been doing a lot of songwriting with my good friends Brock Berryhill and Evan Coffman at Starlight Studios in Orlando, Fl. It’s been a lot of fun to write for someone other than myself…we’ve been able to step out of our “box” and just try to write some good, catchy songs.  Brock Berryhill played all of the instruments and most of vocals for these demo tracks (Yes, he’s a talented dude!) If you enjoy some pop-influenced country songs, have a listen and let me know what you think!
  • Want Some FREE Music?! I Thought So.

    6 Apr 2011 | 7:40 am
    I’m in a great mood today, and I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me and my music over the years. Please enjoy these songs for FREE and Pass it along to everyone you know Just Click the link below for the free tunes (6 tracks total)
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Concert Videos

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Completely dedicated to concert videos is Qello. According to the website the service is operating the largest database of concert videos and other music documentations. Included are historical documentations back to 1920 and up to date videos. Of course the music tastes changed during time and so there are historical jazz and swing sessions included more
  • Free Psytrance and Electronic Music Downloads

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    If you are in electronic music, ektoplazm will please you. It is a completely free platform offering free downloads and streams of modern electronic music. Having started with psytrance today ektoplazm lists nearly all genres of up to date electronic music including downtempo, goa, techno and ambient. The about page tells, that the founders aim more
  • All Music Information on the Web in one Place

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    The Musikki platform aims to connect all information about music and musicians within its single service to serve both music fans and the industry. Musikki is calling itself a living platform bringing together the worlds knowledge about music. To do so the service has developed an own algorithm to gather all the information on the more
  • Personalized Music Streams from Music Blogs

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am has launched bringing another music streaming service with personalized music experience. Personalized music streams are nothing new, but is different. Instead of machine generated personalization the choice happens by choosing music blogs and feeds by users. By this the service is at the same time a tool to access music out of the more
  • Pop Punk and harder

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Pop Punk must be some kind of a mixture of brit pop and post punk or fun punk, as I do remember a term. This is what IDOBI Radio is streaming on the internet. But there is more rock. The online radio has three streams and the other ones are dedicated to metal and hardcore more
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  • Sampling: Wavetables

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); In the 17th article of our series, we initiated you to sample-based synthesis and wavetables. Let’s get a deeper look at this particular form of sound synthesis. Read the Article
  • Bit by bit: the sample-based synthesis

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); Sample-based synthesis may sound an unusual technique, but it’s more common than expected. Think Wavetables for instance… Read the article
  • What is additive synthesis?

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); After removing elements, let’s layer signal for another popular type of audio synthesis, namely the additive synthesis… Read the article…
  • All about subtractive synthesis

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The most popular type of sound synthesis is, undoubtedly, the subtractive synth. Evidently, it’s the first we’ll review in our 15th episode. Read the article
  • Flanger, phaser, chorus, Ring modulation and PWM effects in sound synthesis

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A few weeks ago we introduced the basic effects used in sound synthesis, this article introduces you to some more: Flanger, phaser, chorus, Ring modulation and Pulse Width Modulation. Read the article… SynthGear Tagsnews
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • Jor’Dan Armstrong – 52 Weeks of Summer

    Bob Marovich
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Jor’Dan Armstrong 52 Weeks of Summer Power Move Management (release date: March 31, 2015) By Bob Marovich If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is nigh upon you. Jor’Dan Armstrong’s new CD, 52 Weeks of Summer, is an aural siren signaling the warmer, better days ahead, literally and figuratively. Armstrong’s songs are meant to be entertaining, breezy, and spirit-inspired, aimed at a young demographic wanting to pray and play. “With this project, I wanted people to know that you can have fun and still be a Christian,” Armstrong says. “52 Weeks…
  • JGM Pick of the Week: March 30, 2015

    Bob Marovich
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
    “Forever I Will” Lonnie Hunter feat. Structure From the forthcoming Tyscot CD #GETITDONE Recently signed to major gospel label Tyscot Music and Entertainment, the Stellar Award-winning singer, choir director, Radio One show host, former male model, Air Force veteran, and native Chicagoan Lonnie Hunter wasted no time getting a new single to market. Written by Davie Moore, “Forever I Will” is the first single release from Hunter’s forthcoming Tyscot album, #GETITDONE. It is a dramatic, radio-friendly contemporary ballad reminiscent of Kirk Franklin’s early…
  • Namibia: Gospel Queen, Rebecca Malope, to Lead the Pack MTC Gospel Concert

    Bob Marovich
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm
    allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience via Namibia: Gospel Queen, Rebecca Malope, to Lead the Pack MTC Gospel Concert. The post Namibia: Gospel Queen, Rebecca Malope, to Lead the Pack MTC Gospel Concert appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Erica Campbell, Ricky Dillard & New G Win Big at 30th Stellars

    Bob Marovich
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Photo Credit: By Bob Marovich Erica Campbell of Mary Mary and Ricky Dillard & New G needed push carts to carry home their hardware from the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, televised in Las Vegas yesterday evening. The Stellar Award is the top honor for artists performing in the African American gospel music tradition. Campbell and her CD Help earned a combined eight Stellars, including Artist of the Year, CD of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary CD of the Year. Dillard & New G represented the choir sound with four Stellars,…
  • Evangelist Valerie Griffin, New G Member, Dies

    Bob Marovich
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    J. Matthew Cobb of HiFi Magazine reported the loss of Evangelist Valerie Griffin, a former member and lead singer of gospel choir Ricky Dillard & New G.  More details will be available as they are forthcoming. The post Evangelist Valerie Griffin, New G Member, Dies appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
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    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound -

  • #DailyDoseOfAwesome (3.31.2015)

    Morgan Witt
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    WHO WE’RE FOLLOWING Jennifer Grace Fashion Editor @ A photo posted by Jennifer Grace (@thenativefox) on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:22pm PDT Lil Tunechi Yep. Lil Wayne has joined Instagram. A photo posted by Lil Wayne (@liltunechi) on Mar 26, 2015 at 4:15pm PDT Rob Draper Freelance designer, illustrator & letterer. A photo posted […]
  • Music: Watch Teaser Videos & Today’s Press Conference For Jay Z’s TIDAL Music Streaming Service

    Morgan Witt
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Late Sunday night/early Monday morning the buzz began. The Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profile pages for some of the world’s biggest music acts began getting replaced with solid aqua blue images along with the hashtag #TIDALforALL. The highly coordinated joint promotional effort was to support today’s announcement of Jay Z’s TIDAL subscription-based music streaming service. […]
  • #DailyDoseOfAwesome (3.27.2015)

    Morgan Witt
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
    WHO WE’RE FOLLOWING Holly Parker A photo posted by Holly Parker (@hollyparkerphoto) on Mar 21, 2015 at 2:22pm PDT Robbie Crawford Photographer, GoPro Ambassador, and Digital Artist A photo posted by Robbie Crawford (@robbiecrawford) on Mar 21, 2015 at 2:43pm PDT Grant Brittain Been shooting skate photos for 36 years. A photo posted by Grant […]
  • Film: Watch Trailer For Craft Beer Documentary Series “Kings Of The Craft”

    Morgan Witt
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    There are countless reasons why living in San Diego is a blessing. Hard to find much downside. Over the past decade, our sleepy beach town has become world renowned for the amazing craft beer being produced here. Now a mecca for the craft beer scene, passionate beer lovers visit from around the world to visit […]
  • Music: Hudson Mohawke Shares New Single “Very First Breath” Featuring Irfane

    Morgan Witt
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    A week or so ago, Hudson Mohawke shared a somewhat disturbing teaser trailer for his forthcoming new album “Lantern.” The forthcoming LP will feature a host of vocal talent including Miguel, Antony, Jhené Aiko, Irfane, and Ruckazoid & Devauex. Now we get a first taste of what is to come with a stream of the […]
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    Hooks and Harmony » Hooks and Harmony

  • Desert Island Discs: ‘Disintegration,’ the Cure

    Peter Lee
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    If you're ever deserted on an island, with little hope of rescue, you'd want albums that would keep your spirits high and help you hope for the future. So I have to admit that Disintegration would make a lousy album to have with you; within two weeks you'd hang yourself from the nearest palm tree, or bash your head in with a coconut. Disintegration is spooky, sometimes angry, but most of the time it's extremely depressing. The BBC described it as "taking a long bath in someone else's despair." That being said, it's one of the best albums of the late 1980s, it cemented the Cure as The Goth…
  • Album Review: ‘Pop2!’, Dana Countryman

    Peter Lee
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The subtitle for Dana Countryman's second solo album, "Pop2!", is "The Exploding Musical Mind of Dana Countryman." While that may seem a bit self-serving for an album title, it's apt: Countryman's mind is exploding with music from the 1960s and 1970s. He seems to have found a formula for the prototypical 70s soft-rock song, and he applies it to most of the songs on the album. The album's opener "Baby, I'll Be Your Star," is pure sugary pop in the style of Eric Carmen and the Raspberries with a touch of the Left Banke (hear the harpsichord?). Complete with three-art harmonies, saxophones and…
  • Lesley Gore: 1946-2015

    Peter Lee
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Most of the obituaries for Lesley Gore, who died Feb. 16 at the age of 68, listed "It's My Party" as the classic teen angst song, long before Taylor Swift or Debbie Gibson tried the same thing. But honestly, I've never really paid that much attention to the lyrics outside of the chorus. Ah, the chorus. That moving chorus with the chromatic steps up and down the scale breaks your heart. Raising just one note by a half-step creates tension and sadness in the song - more than any words about Johnny and Judy could achieve. It was a classic girl group song - so much so that Phil Spector wanted it…
  • The Return of the Explorers Club

    Peter Lee
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Winter's waning, but Jason Brewer of the Explorers Club has a bad cold. His voice is shot, and on the second leg of this two-show tour of the Southeast, he'll need an interpreter. The interpreter is Wyatt Funderburk, one of the newest members of a revamped Explorers Club that has changed with each album. The band has almost completed its third album, slated for release in late summer. Brewer met Funderburk, who was already an Explorers Club fan, on Facebook, and the two used to trade spins on the now-defunct When Brewer moved to Nashville, he asked Funderburk to be in the new…
  • Grammy Shmammy 2015

    Peter Lee
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Last night's Grammy awards show bored many viewers. Maybe it's because there was very little controversy (Hi, Kanye! You're back!) and few bizarre performances. It was just a straight-up pop music show, interspersed with Sam Smith and Beck going onstage to accept awards every 15 minutes. Yes, many of the songs performed were low-key, but who cares? They were still full of power and emotion, and for a few exceptions, the musicianship was better than any Grammy show I've seen in a while. The Best: 1. Poor Hozier. The emerging artist from the UK performed his song "Take Me to Church" and was…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
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  • TCH launches CJ Hendrys 50 Foods in 50 Days Gourmet Experience in Melbourne

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The work of an extraordinary artistic talent such as CJ Hendry deserves and demands more than plain white walls for its showcase.   That was the approach The Cool Hunter took right from the beginning with her meticulous hand-drawn art work.   TCH first introduced her in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Art Hunter experience in conjunction with Jaguar.   This was followed by her first solo presentation, a four-day exclusive art and food reception at a private luxury residence in Sydney.   Following that successful sell out debut, TCH has just launched CJ Hendry’s 50…
  • Interactive Floating Flower Garden

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last November, TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, installed a large-scale retrospective of its work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The two main interactive digital art exhibitions of the retrospective – “Digital Art” that toured the world in 2014, and “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” experience park for children – have been so popular at the Miraikan that the show has been extended till May 1, 2015. In addition to the two exhibitions, the…
  • Gold Souk Building, Beverwijk Bazaar - The Netherlands

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two basic ideas – one gold and one black - result in dramatic impact in the new Gold Souk building at the Beverwijk Bazaar in The Netherlands. Rotterdam-based Liong Lie Architects had the cool opportunity to design a brand new hall for the gold dealers and goldsmiths that offer their wares each weekend at the Goudstraat (Goldstreet) at the Eastern Market of the famous Bazaar.   The designers based the uneven shape of the building on a raw piece of gold. They covered the façade with gold-tinted panels with a triangle pattern. The panels are placed in different orientations so…
  • Humming Puppy Yoga Studio, Prahran, Melbourne

    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Humming puppy? That’s quite a kooky name for a luxe Melbourne yoga studio – the humming is a nod to the Arup audio engineer designed sound system that delivers an exquisite hum soundtrack around the yoga studio; the puppy is a nod to the ubiquitous downward dog yoga pose. Clients leave a nondescript inner-city Prahran side street, climb a set of industrial stairs into the studio (known here as a shala) and enter a cocooned space where every detail of the design – custom lighting, soundtrack and interiors is geared towards preparing yogis physically and mentally for their…
  • CJ's Hendry's 50 Foods in 50 Days Series On Hermes Plates

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Solitary confinement, food, high end design, prisoners on death-row, final meals, twenty-four hours, and fifty days. It sounds like the subplot for a quirky action film yet instead it’s actually an artistic collision of the senses, represented through beautiful one-of-a-kind hand drawn art. “50 foods in 50 days” is CJ Hendry’s newest collection and it’s a bold endeavour for an artist who continues to deliver the unexpected. At first glance it is French designer plates and mouth-watering foods. However, the collection is so much more than just an exploration of…
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    Muzik Reviews

  • Module 1 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    What is music theory? Music note Timbre Tone and Semitone Guitar notes and piano notes Music scales C major scale guitar Degrees and music intervals Augmented, Diminished and Perfect
  • Module 2 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Octave  Definition of chord Music Intervals – another view Bar lines Guitar fingers Arpeggios Chord names Chord symbols Tonality
  • Module 3 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Music theory terms Chromatic scale Improvisation in music  Relative minor and major Modes Pentatonic scale Blues definition Blues scale  Harmonic Function
  • Module 4 – Music Theory

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Subjects: Tritone | Deceptive resolution Chord inversions Modulation Target notes Octave Displacement | Chromatic approach notes | Chord progressions | How to use chord progressions
  • Module 5

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Kinds of cadences Circle of fifths Secondary dominants Extended chord Suspended Chords Disguised Chords Tone vs Tonality Closely related Keys Scales application
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Washington State Fair Pre-Sale

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Just announced! Jake will be performing at this years Washington State Fair, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get a first shot at tickets before they are available to the public! Want pre-sale access? Purchase your membership today! Starting Tuesday, March 24 at 10am PDT, fan club members will have exclusive access to concert tickets for the following show: Sept. 24 - Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair No password is required to purchase your pre-sale tickets. Simply log into your active account, and visit the event listing above. For a full list of upcoming dates, head over…
  • Crawford County Fair Pre-Sale

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Jake Owen Fan Club! Jake has announced that he will be performing at this years Crawford County Fair in Meadville, PA. Fan club members will have a chance to purchase concert tickets before the are available to the public! Not a memeber? Join today! Starting TUESDAY, March 17 at 10am EST, members will have exclusive pre-sale access for the following date: 8/22 - Meadville, PA @ Crawford County Fair No password will be required to purchase your tickets. simply log into your Jake Owen Account and visit the event listed above. For a full list of upcoming dates, please visit the…
  • Win a MEET & GREET with Jake!

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Sign up for your chance to win a Meet and Greet with Jake Owen on the The Big Revival Tour! In order to attend the Meet & Greet with Jake Owen, you must have tickets to the show. Winners will be chosen randomly once registration closes, and you must be a current Jake Owen Fan Club member at the time of the show. Ready to win? Sign up today! Need contest access? Become a fan now. From
  • Tulsa and Ottawa Pre-Sales

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Another twoThe Big Revival Tour dates have been announced, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get a first shot at concert ticket before they are released to the public! Starting Wednesday, March 4 at 10am local venue time, members will have exclusive pre-sale access for the following shows. No password is required. Simply log into your active account, and visit the desired tour listing below: May 14 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center August 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Center Not a member? Join today! For a full list of upcoming concerts, please visit the Events Page. From…
  • 5 Date Fan Club Pre-Sale

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Jake Owen has just announced 5 more shows this Summer, and fan club members will have first access to concert tickets before they are available to the public. The newly added dates include 4 more The Big Revival Tour stops plus a headlining performance at the Champlain Valley Fair in Vermont. Starting Wednesday, February 25 at 10am local venue time, Fan Club Members will have pre-sale access tot he following concert dates: June 4, 2015 - Evansville, IN @ Ford Center July 23, 2015 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center August 6, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena August…
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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • Awesome Police Officers Give Family a Car Seat Instead of a Ticket

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:37 pm
    When Jason Pavlige and James Hodges—police officers in Michigan—pulled over a family for a traffic violation, they decided to take a different route than just slapping the driver with a ticket. The report was called into the police when a woman was spotted holding a 10-month-old in her arms in the passenger seat instead of in a car seat. The officers talked to the family and found out they didn’t have enough money to buy a car seat, so Hodges left Pavlige with the family and went to buy one. Then they helped the family install the seat. “The father was, I think, almost in shock,”…
  • Disney Is Making a Live Action Version of ‘Mulan’

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Who needs new movie scripts when remaking old ones is so profitable? Following the success of new adaptations of classic children’s movies like Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella, Disney has announced that a live action remake of their late-‘90s hit Mulan is now in the works. The film joins big-budget, live action adaptations of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast in the new-ish line-up of old Disney movies being remade for a fresh generation of parents to spend money taking their kids to see ...
  • Sufjan Stevens Reflects on God and Death on ‘Carrie & Lowell’

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sufjan Stevens’ new album is an honest, emotional look at loss, faith and lament. Sufjan Stevens is indie rock's closest thing to a saint recording music in the new millennium. For unbelievers, he's a Christian voice worth listening to due to how well he weds innovation, intelligence and authenticity in his songwriting. For those of faith, the same applies with the added bonus that he speaks the language of belief in a vocabulary just foreign enough to shed light on new nooks and crannies. On his newest offering, Carrie & Lowell, he proves yet again how powerful his messages are no…
  • Google Has Turned Map Locations into Massive Pac-Man Levels

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Google is getting their April Fools Day festivities off to an early start by turning Google Map locations into Pac-Man levels. Just click on the Pac-Man icon in the bottom left corner and say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon ...
  • Don't Use Prayer as a Middle Finger

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Saying “I’ll pray for you” shouldn’t be a drop-the-mic moment. Let’s say that I’m looking to get away with murder. (Sure, it’s a strong metaphor, but you’ll get the idea.) ... If I have a cute, fuzzy, smiley face pillow, and in a reckless fit of rage, use it to suffocate someone, does it still count as a crime? I’d surely imagine so. Do I get a pass because the weapon of choice is an otherwise beneficial, sweet, rather life-affirming object? I’d expect not. If my hateful violation of another is covered in gooey sweetness, is it any less heinous, any less…
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    DJ White Hawk

  • Top Alternative Songs 2015 | Modern Rock Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Last updated on 27th March, 2015The ‘Top Alternative Songs 2015′ is going to get you a-rockin’! I bet you’ll find some cool new rock songs to dig. A work in progress playlist being updated every month till the end of 2015 so don’t miss out. You’ll also find a YouTube link down at the bottom. […] The post Top Alternative Songs 2015 | Modern Rock Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Latin Songs 2015 | Salsa | Merenque | Bachata

    DJ White Hawk
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Last updated on 24th March, 2015The Top Latin Songs 2015  playlist consists of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue Mambo and  Samba versions from the year 2015 only. The last Latin playlist was good so please do check it out. Scroll down to hit the 2015 playlist. Enjoy.    Image courtesy of Aleksa D at   Top Latin Songs 2015 […] The post Top Latin Songs 2015 | Salsa | Merenque | Bachata appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Hip Hop R&B Songs 2015 | Urban Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Last updated on 21st March, 2015The Top Hip Hop R&B Songs 2015 is a work in progress list. I’ll update every month with new popular tracks. I must warn you that some of these songs can be explicit. Okay scroll down to hit the playlist!   Image courtesy of Stuart Miles /   Top Hip Hop […] The post Top Hip Hop R&B Songs 2015 | Urban Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Top Dance Song Remixes 2015 For DJs

    DJ White Hawk
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    Last updated on 12th March, 2015The Top Dance Song Remixes 2015 For DJs is a curated list of dance remixes on popular songs. So if you’re looking for these kind of songs then don’t miss this! I’m positive you’ll find some cool tracks for your playlist. These club dance remixes are meant for DJs but it’s […] The post Top Dance Song Remixes 2015 For DJs appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
  • Popular Country Songs 2015 Playlist

    DJ White Hawk
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Last updated on 7th March, 2015Do you need help on finding new country songs? Yes? Then hop on! The Popular Country Songs 2015 Playlist is a work in progress list of song and artist titles, updating throughout the year 2015. You ‘ll find country styles like Line Dance, One Step, Two Step (slow or fast), Ballad, East or West […] The post Popular Country Songs 2015 Playlist appeared first on DJ White Hawk.
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  • Lady Q Productions present El Conjunto Imagen
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    musica de salsa musica del Conjunto Imagen Lady Q Productions present El Conjunto Imagen Once again, elegant dancing at the famed GoldCoast Ballroom. This is a Lady Q Productions. Lady Q will be presenting directly from New York, el image de la Salsa, El Conjunto Imagen. Master of Ceremony for this event will be ‘El Principe’ Jesse Ramirez. At the controls will be DJ Sammy Rodriguez. more info: GoldCoast Ballroom 1415 Lyons Road Coconut Creek FL, 33063 Info & RSVP: 754.200.8464 954.701.7997…
  • ProduccionesGuaguancoInt – Abril 30, 2015
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
      ProduccionesGuaguancoInt dice: Para Salseros con Criterio Formado   Un arroz con habichuelas no es lo mismo que un Arroz con Habichuelas ,,,, si no contiene los ingredientes correcto y bien medido…..  Lo mismo con los Eventos, si los ingredientes correcto no están, la cosa no saldrán igual… Los ingredientes para este evento, compuesto por Producciones Guaguanco Int. esta ‘By The Book’ … asegurado de convertirse en un evento Exitoso… Vamos estar en vela por los eventos de Producciones Guaguanco Int. … Exito esta seguro, y todos gozaran…
  • Salsa Warriors – Spring 2015
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    musica de salsa musica de los salsa warriors salsa de boricua legends Hey, can you throw a party ? Sure you can. Rent a location, hire a DJ, and you’re off and running. Point is, anyone can host a party, but only few can pull it off as a successful EVENT. And that my friends is what the Salsa Warriors do. They host some of the the most successful Salsa Music events in New York City. They know the music, they live the music, and they most certainly know what the dancers want. Kick Ass Salsa Music, that when the last song is played the dancers still want more. Along with the Top Notch DJs…
  • The Ultimate Violinist, Ali Bello
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    The Ultimate Violinist, Ali Bello Violinist, Composer, Arranger From New York’s Tipica 73, to modern fusion bands like Alfredo Naranjo y El Guajeo, Ali Bello excels and shines. Comfortable with his music as he is with his violin. His violin playing, hot and cool at the same time as it can be witnessed when he’s performing with Eddy Zervigon’s Orquesta Broadway and/or with Grammy winner bandoneonist Raul Jaurena or collaborating scores with flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortés. He has also infused his playing into the popular rhythms of R&B, performing live with The Roots, Beyoncé,…
  • Salsa Warriors March Madness Salsa Party 2015
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Salsa Warriors March Madness Salsa Party Go deep, go to the roots, discover what is all about. Salsa Warriors say it all. Together, in unity, in their collective understanding was what Salsa music is all about will once again put on display the BEST Salsa music in the Planet. New York has always been looked at, for the newest, hippest, hottest trending happening in the world. Well NOW, they are looking at The Salsa Warriors in the same light. In search of the best danceable Salsa Music, the Hottest Salsa bands and musicians, the hipness in what is known as ‘Salsa Lifestyle’ ? Salsa…
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    The Round Table Online

  • Photos: Brandon Flowers Performs Solo at Webster Hall in New York City

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Credit: Ed-G   Brandon Flowers (The Killers) brought his Sunset Strip vibe to Webster Hall in New York City this week to perform songs from his forthcoming solo album The Desired Effect. The Killers frontman, who was dressed in full on lounge singer lamé, performed lead single “Can’t Deny My Love” and “Dreams Come True” from the new album along with “covers” of his band’s hits including “Mr. Brightside,” “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine,” and “Human.” Ever the showman, Flowers even worked in a cover of…
  • Photos: Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Elle King, Elijah Wood at The Raptor House at #SXSW

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Credit: Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images for Raptor House   SXSW 2015 kicked off last weekend with celebrity-filled parties. Raptor Group, Roc Nation and Live Nation have once again partnered for the fourth annual Raptor House to show how technology has impacted media, music, sports, and entertainment industries. The showcase features a highly curated group of thought leaders across varying industries for intimate panel discussions, networking, deal making, and live music. Some of this year’s Raptor House performers included Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Elle King, Melanie Fiona, Black…
  • Listen Now: Beat Radio and Kid in the Attic Release “Invisible Cities” and “Roles Reversing” Split 7″ Vinyl

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
      Brian Sendrowitz, frontman for indie pop band Beat Radio, truly believes that music should be a communal experience. And while it’s been nearly two years since Sendrowitz dropped Hard Times, Go!, he’s back with a split 7-inch vinyl shared with friend Maia Macdonald’s new band, Kid in the Attic. The limited edition split 7-inch vinyl was pressed with only 250 copies via Sendrowitz’s imprint, Awkward for Life, and includes Beat Radio’s song “Invisible Cities” and Kid in the Attic’s “Roles Reversing.” Get your first listen to Beat…
  • Photo Gallery: Echosmith Performance from Webster Hall in New York City, February 27, 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Credit: Ed-G   Last Friday, the siblings Sierota, better known as Echosmith to all the “Cool Kids,” performed to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall in New York City. The pop band is currently on tour in support of their 2014 release, Talking Dreams, and appear to be riding high on breakout hit “Cool Kids” and current single “Bright.” And of course, TRT’s very own roving reporters Ed-G and Bridget B were in the audience to catch all the action. See photos of Echosmith performing at NYC’s Webster Hall below. Thanks again to Ed-G and Bridget B…
  • Kacey Musgraves Announces New Single “Biscuits” Release Date

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Two-time GRAMMY award winning country artist Kacey Musgraves will release a new single, “Biscuits,” to country radio March 16th. This will be the debut single from her upcoming Mercury Records Nashville sophomore album which follows up GRAMMY “Best Country Album” and ACM “Album Of The Year” winner, Same Trailer Different Park (album review). “Biscuits” was written by Musgraves, Shane McAnally, and Brandy Clark, and will be available at iTunes March 17th. “I’m very proud to be kickin’ things off with Biscuits! I think it’s the perfect preview to the…
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    As The World Spins

  • Calvin Da Coordinator – Real Atlanta Mixtape Vol. 1

    DJ Hotsauce
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Oomp Camp’s own DJ Calvin Da Coordinator returns with his latest Mix “Real Atlanta” featuring new music from Big Korey & Jaytez and a bunch of dope blends and mixes. Check it out below and download it here.
  • Straight Up! Chapter 1 – Mixtape

    DJ Hotsauce
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:38 pm
    On Saturday, March 14th me and Dj-Silence aka CUPSWITDAICE are kicking off a new monthly event titled “Straight Up” at Crux in Munich, Germany. To give you guys a little taste on what “Straight Up” is all about we put together this 70 minute mix of all new rap & r&b bangers.. Play it, like it, share it and then turn up all the way at “Straight Up” next week Saturday! More info on the event can be found here.
  • DJ HOTSAUCE RADIO MIX / January 15

    DJ Hotsauce
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    Below you can stream my entire 2 hour set for my monthly radio mix show on German radio station “Puls” from January. You can listen to my show live every 1st Saturday of each month at 10 pm CET.
  • Red Bull Sound Select ATL / Jan 17th

    DJ Jelly
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In June of 2013, Red Bull, CL, and a handful of Atlanta promoters joined forces to shine a light on local music through a series of live shows, and by connecting bands with their audiences via the Sound Select site. All proceeds made at the door go directly to the local acts, while Red Bull covers the headlining acts to bring more exposure for the locals. Thus far, the series has included performances by Lee Ranaldo & the Dust, Black Lips, Juicy J, Madlib, Aesop Rock, Tobacco, Shabazz Palaces, DIIV, Little Tybee, the Rock*A*Teens, and many more. This year, for CL‘s January showcase,…
  • DJ Hotsauce Radio Mix / December 14

    DJ Hotsauce
    3 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    This past month my monthly radio mix for German station PULS was converted into a new years eve pre-party special. So instead of airing the first Saturday of the month like usually it aired on Dec. 31st accompanying everyone on their new years celebrations. The mix includes the regular dose of twerk and trap edits, new and classics rap and r&b songs and a couple of other surprises. You can stream the mix in it’s entirety below.
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    Piranha Bay

  • OSS Design Breakdown: Meteor

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    This is part of a series of posts on the design of open source projects. This isn't about the actual OSS product, but rather about the documentation around the project, the project's website, and the onboarding of the project. See the first post in the series on Semantic UI. Project Name: Meteor Website: TL;DR pros: Well documented, and well written documentation Good site architecture Easy to follow tutorial Clear references to suggested reading material Simple but clean site design A forum for community discussion cons: A bit of a hurdle when it comes to contributing…
  • Connecting To People (And What Assumptions to Make)

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    or Just Because Something Doesn't Apply To Me, Doesn't Mean it's not a Valid Concern When I recently critiqued a job listing site for forcing a "Full Name" on a user when signing up, someone thought an appropriate retaliation and refutation of my complaint was that I wasn't mononymous myself (an appeal to hypocricy/tu quoque?). Aside from the various reference materials on how to approach user names and personal names on the web (including a W3C reference article), it's surprising how often websites still force people to use their full names when doing so is completely unnecessary. Certain…
  • Slack is the new Social Network

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:17 pm
    In the past few weeks I have joined two different Slack groups with about 2000 users each. Within the context of transient & ephemeral communication - communication that ultimately disappears - free Slack groups fit a niche somewhere between IRC (super transient) and Reddit (pretty static comparatively). There have been a lot of words spilled about why ephemeral communication is the future of social media. I don't think I need to add to the mountain already out there. Within the context of chat vs. commenting, Slack is real-time and immediate. I'm not aware of as many words spilled on…
  • OSS Design Breakdown: Semantic UI

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    This is a first in hopefully a series of posts on the design of open source projects. This isn't about the actual OSS product, but rather about the documentation around the project, the project's website, and the onboarding of the project. It's a personal exercise in seeing what is out there, what works, and how contributors are trying to get other people involved. They're inspired by Beautiful Open, which is a great website, but I was disappointed by a singular focus on UI, without criticism. Project Name: Semantic UI Website: TL;DR pros: Beautiful UI Lots of…
  • Some Rambles About Geekdom

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Note: This post was originally taken from a conversation thread a year ago. I stumbled across it in my 'to write about' folder, and with some minor tweaks, here it is. Forgive the style, I was in a Chomsky mood at the time. There's a post that accomponies this that has some quick thoughts on geeks and media. Geekdom is interesting because there's no set definition of the word geek, so it's easy to apply to any large category of people that don't fit whatever the norm is, and whoever society wants to outcast at the time. Most popularly geeks are people who are outliers in school / college, and…
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • After a 15 Year Feud Spurred by a Bald Joke, The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Are Touring Together

    Moze Halperin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Good news for everyone: those who wished the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson would stay where they belong (the 90s) will be happy to know that at least — by just announcing they’ll be touring together — they’ll be containing their musical output to joint concerts; meanwhile, those who are glad to see Manson and Billy Corgan still producing music will get to experience them at the same time (though “double the fun” doesn’t exactly seem like a term that could apply to a Pumpkins/Manson concert called “The End of Times Tour”). The idea of a…
  • Jay Z’s Tidal: Can Music’s Celebrity 1% Save Its Other 99%?

    Jillian Mapes
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Yesterday, during the star-studded press conference announcing the relaunch of music streaming service Tidal, I was reminded of a figure cited by world-renowned economist Paul Krugman less than two weeks ago. On a panel about the future of music’s celebrity economy, alongside Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire, Krugman noted that the bulk of music industry revenue is increasingly going to the kinds of artists who can fill arenas. And as of yesterday, it’s the superstars at the highest echelons of that list — your Beyoncés, your Coldplays, your Kanyes — who want to save…
  • Kanye West Is Working on Justin Bieber’s Next Album

    Jonathan Diaz
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Now that he’s been roasted, Justin Bieber is emerging from the ashes with some exciting news for Beliebers and nonBeliebers alike: his next album is in the works, and he’s recruited Kanye West and Rick Rubin to tailor his sound, or enlarge his musical bulge, if you will. Bieber apparently had another album in progress that he scrapped, claiming the project didn’t represent where he was as a person. He also claims he’s changed the crowd he associates with and is attempting to repair his relationship with his mother, Pattie Mallete, and manager, Scooter Braun. He told…
  • Janelle Monae and Jidenna Sexualize Yoga in New Collaborative Track

    Moze Halperin
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    In anticipation of the compilation EP Wondaland Presents The EEPHUS, Janelle Monae has released a collaborative track with Jidenna about… yoga (it’s also called “Yoga”). But should you worry that this could indicate Monae losing her edge in arbitrary favor of wellness trends, fear not: the song is far from tranquil and is actually far more sexually charged than much of Monae’s work; it features the hilarious lyrics, “Baby bend over/Let your booty do that yoga…/You cannot police me so get off my areola.” The EP from which the song hails will…
  • Mac DeMarco Performs “Let Her Go” on ‘Conan’

    Jonathan Diaz
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco made a rare appearance on Conan last night. The goofball indie rocker played his upbeat and easygoing tune “Let Her Go” (from his album Salad Days), clad in his customary cap. And while this performance may have lacked his band’s customary “raunchfest” antics, one of the players still paid tribute to their reputation by appearing shirtless. Check out his infectiously catchy performance below:
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    Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

  • 58 Years of Rock and Pop Music Through the Years

    Melvin AhChing
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Flashback Friday| iTunes Playlists Starting today I will be posting links of mixes that I currently have on my iTunes app for Mac OSX. These mixes show up in the PLAYLIST tab and column in iTunes and are transferred to my various iOS devices.The first mix is a year by year synopsis of songs that I liked from near the start of the rock era to today. The mix list changes occasionally but as of this posting date this is what the mix is.Video link to some of the music on this list.YearTitleArtist1957 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley1958 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran1959 Sweet Nothins Brenda…
  • Song Stuff - From Scrivener's Friday 5 Blog

    Melvin AhChing
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    I answered these questions on my Friday 5 Answers blog. Since they were music related, they can also be cross-posted to this music blog, which makes this I believe, the first new entry for 2015.The questions come from Scrivener's Friday 5 blog. People respond and post answers on their own blogs.1. What’s a song that reminds you of your parents?I wasn't at their wedding, but I think "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" was featured then.... way back in 1955. My Dad liked jazz music, big band... Lawerence Welk stuff. He also liked Hawaiian music, Arthur Lyman, Don Ho, The Four Amigoes and even some…
  • 10 Minute Documentary: Buy Sell Trade

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

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

    Melvin AhChing
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Their Technology from King Deluxe on Vimeo. Addition to the previous post... their video. Very cool.
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - SOCIETY HAE

  • British Urban Film Festival announces Spring Season 2015 line-up

    British Urban Film Festival
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    BUFF unveils bank holiday weekend line-up of programming starting May 1st.   The British Urban Film Festival looks ahead to Spring Season 2015 with the announcement of a stellar line-up of cinema and television premieres for audiences to enjoy during the May bank holiday weekend.  BUFF will show two nights of cinema premieres at Genesis Cinema in Mile End Road starting from Friday 1st of May followed by a Sunday night TV premiere on Community Channel on 3rd of May. As part of the agreement, viewers will get another chance to watch the Sunday night premiere on Bank Holiday Monday. Jessica…
  • Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan & Marlon Smith announced as British Urban Film Festival script judges

    British Urban Film Festival
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    The British Urban Film Festival can reveal today that Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith have been unveiled as script judges for this year’s live script reading competition. The climax will take place once again at Channel 4 headquarters on Friday 18 September as part of BUFF 2015.  Daniel and Marlon will be presiding over this year’s competition entries (together with the writer & director Julius Amedume) from which 3 will be shortlisted for a Channel 4 BUFF award in addition to their script being performed.  Daniel and Marlon are two of Screen International’s Stars of…
  • Couturieres of TeKay Designs brings royal style to the Heights

    Urban Fashion Network
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    New York Fashion Week was elevated to 292 feet in the Heights of Manhattan this season... that is, the uptown Washington Heights district. On February 12th, TeKay Designs, a Houston, Texas based fashion label presented it's formal designs of evening and bridal gowns during the Uptown Fashion Week showcase in New York City. The invitation-only event was attended by fashion enthusiasts and dignitaries such as Manhattan's district 10 Councilman, YDanis Rodriguez and the Executive Director at City University Of New York (CUNY) - Hostos Community College, Ms. Seny Taveras. The United Palace…
  • Film Producer Damian Jones joins board of British Urban Film Festival

    British Urban Film Festival
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    With preparations for this year’s 10th anniversary already in full swing, organisers of the British Urban Film Festival have today announced the star signing of film producer Damian Jones to the board. Jones is a BAFTA-winning producer and has produced over twenty feature films including Adulthood, The History Boys, Welcome to Sarajevo, Gridlock'd, Millions, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, The Iron Lady, Fast Girls, Powder Room and Belle. Jones is currently producing Dad's Army and The Lady In The Van, based on the play by Alan Bennett. He is the founder of DJ Films and was…

    British Urban Film Festival
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Submissions are now open for BUFF 2015. The 10th British Urban Film Festival has started it's search for films and scripts in earnest with the countdown to the 2015 British Urban Film Festival already in full swing. Submission Guidelines: Scripts:  must be no less than 20 pages and no more than 60. Films must be no less than 3 minutes and no more than 120. The early bird deadline for 2 submissions is 11.59pm, Friday 29th May 2015 (Fees are non-refundable at £59). Single submissions are also non-refundable at £59. The final deadline for submissions is 5.00pm, Monday 29th June 2015…
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

  • The Makeup Show: 7th Anniversary in Los Angeles

    Nadia Guardado
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    If you love makeup, want to sharpen up on your skills and have a really good excuse to buy more makeup then I know you’ll be at the 7th annual Makeup Show Los Angeles March 28th & 29th.
  • My Acumen’s Matt Snell Interview on the New Album

    Editing Admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    We used ten different guitars, ten different amps we make the guitars sound different from each other. Because song is a vibe, each song is a mood.
  • Dauzat St. Marie Return to L.A. With ‘Falling Again’

    Editing Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    With Dauzat St. Marie, Heather and Mat have harnessed powerful vocals to a timeless rock sound without sounding dated or trite.
  • NAMM 2015: A Meeting Of The Masses

    Nadia Guardado
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    NAMM 2015 has come and gone but it’s something people will be talking about for days on end. It is one of the most hectic but entertaining experiences someone in the music industry can experience in their lifetime.
  • Stitched Up Heart

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Mixi formed Stitched Up Heart in the aftermath of a not so desirable forced solo gig with Geffen Records as a result of her winning a Fuse TV reality show, Redemption Song in 2008. Mixi prefers to be fronting a band and only did a single and video for Geffen. If you haven’t heard Mixi and her band which is comprised of James Decker on drums, Meritt Goodwin on bass, Luke Man on guitar (and are currently in discussion about adding a second guitarist) they are far from the pop princess that Geffen wanted her to be.
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • ISIS Continues to Exterminate Yezidis, Yet Mainstream Media Muted in Coverage of Atrocities

    Elvan Katmer
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:39 p.m. EDT, 09 March 2015 IRAQ, Nineveh Province – Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine based in Paris, France which pilloried religion (Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), the racist rants of extreme right entities like the nationalist National Front Party (NF), among other topics, and professed to be both secular, atheist, […]
  • The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi

    Ayanna Nahmias
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. EDT, 28 February 2015 AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif – Yesterday, U.S. citizens awoke to ‘news reports’ that a YouTube video of a dress that changed colors had received 25+ million hits. People spoke about it on elevators, argued their selection of colors in cafeterias, shared and watched the video on their […]
  • Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

    Vineeta tiwari
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]
  • Chapel Hill Atheist, Craig Hicks, Executes Muslim Family Over Parking Spot

    Ayanna Nahmias
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 20: 15 p.m. EDT, 14 February 2015 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Three young people were murdered execution style on Wednesday, February 11th. The community and subsequently people from around the world were shocked by the news that these young Muslims had each been shot in the head. They were […]
  • Neo-Nazism, Roma, and the Baby in the Middle

    Ayanna Nahmias
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:06 p.m. EDT, 09 February 2015 MAKO, Hungary – In America, racism is identified primarily as a ‘black’ and ‘white’ issue. It is considered a systemic problem that evolved out of slavery and continues to be promulgated by people on both sides through ideology, lack of education, and plain hatred. […]
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Emperors and Elephants Release a Teaser Video

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Emperors and Elephants Release a Teaser Video Emperors and Elephants have debuted a sneak peek of the video for their single Change. The song is taken from their album Devil in the Lake which will be re-releasing on May 5th with 9 bonus tracks that will include acoustic takes and demos of the songs. Emperors and Elephants have been touring steadily since the release and will continue to tour throughout 2015 including playing Rock Fest 2015 in Cadott, WI on July 18th. Upcoming Tour Dates: April 4, 2015    Moline, IL                       Rascal’s Live April 7,…
  • Hollywood Undead Day Of The Dead Album Review

    Sylvie Lesas
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Hollywood Undead Day Of The Dead Album Review Hollywood Undead release today their fourth studio album Day of The Dead via Interscope Records. The set of song is a collective effort harmonious and dissonant, odd and unique. Day of The Dead is clearly without boundaries. Hollywood Undead reveal more of themselves on the whole album. There is also much anger and intensity on this record probably because of their bad experiences with the music industry (their former label A&M/Octone closed up their doors..). It is fierce, thrash, aggressive but also light, dark,  funky, hectic. They…
  • X Ambassadors Release New Single “Renegades”

    Sylvie Lesas
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    X Ambassadors Release New Single “Renegades” X Ambassadors have released a new song celebrating all the forward thinkers of the world who refuse to fall in line with anyone else.  Renegades is their anthem.  .. Listen to Renegades HERE or below. For a special acoustic performance of Renegades filmed in Norfolk, VA click HERE. The Brooklyn indie rockers will join Milky Chance on tour this summer featuring stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Los Angeles and more. For a complete list of tour dates see below. X Ambassadors are currently working with Grammy-winning…
  • Ariana Grande Announces New Tour dates and cities for Summer 2015

    Sylvie Lesas
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Ariana Grande Announces New Tour dates and cities for Summer 2015 Ariana Grande is currently on tour on her The Honeymoon Tour which kicked off on February 25, 2015 and has been an overwhelming success with sold out dates throughout the first leg. The Honeymoon Tour Summer run will kick off July 16, 2015 at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla. and visit nearly 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in Nashville, Montreal, Las Vegas, Toronto and more. Prince Royce will be a special guest on all dates on the tour. Tickets for the summer run go on sale Saturday, April…
  • Milky Chance Announce 2015 Summer Tour Dates

    Sylvie Lesas
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Milky Chance Announce 2015 Summer Tour Dates Milky Chance have added a string of summer dates in the U.S. These dates add to the first leg of their tour, whose 39 dates sold out immediately, along with confirmed festival appearances at Coachella, Sasquatch, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and Squamish Valley Music Festival. Pre-sale tickets for their new summer tour dates go on sale at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, March 31st, via, with public on sales to follow on Friday, April 3rd. Tickets are available HERE ! .with stops to follow at legendary venues such…
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    May Music News

  • Mar 17, RAKANS

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    If you Google “RAKANS”; you will find two different synonyms. Whether it’s “The highest level of knowledge and enlightenment” or “One of hell’s doors”
  • Mar 16, Drum Noatation Software

    16 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Is it possible to produce drum notation by playing it e.g. software that will write out what I'm playing I have a competition and the judges want a copy
  • Dec 27, Drum Tab Key

    27 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    I purchased a drum tab for Brooks and Dunn, My Maria.Would you explain the symbol drum key legends as they seem to be different than what i am accustom
  • Jul 23, Measuring Drum Heads Sizes

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Dear Question Answerer, I have recently bought a new drum set and my drummer friend said that i should replace the heads. I have 10/10.5/16.5 diameter
  • Jun 19, Hawaiian Sheet Music for Hawaiian Guitar

    19 Jun 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I don't have a question, I just wanted to respond to the question asked about how to find Hawaiian Guitar Music. Have they tried Ebay? I personally have
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Bells Atlas – Future Bones

    Matthew Hickey
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Our friends in Oakland’s Bells Atlas are returning this May with a brand new EP titled Hyperlust. They’ve dropped the EP’s first single “Future Bones” earlier today, and it’s quite a looker. Constructed like a technicolor tapestry of shimmering ambiance, clattering percussion, and sultry vocals, it’s both mesmerizing and distinctive. You can pre-order the Hyperlust EP from their Bandcamp. It’s scheduled for a May 12th release.
  • Single Serving: Ben Khan – Zenith

    Matthew Hickey
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Ben Khan is set to release his sophomore EP 1000 on 11th May via his own Blessed Vice imprint. Here’s the second cut from it titled “Zenith.” Khan crafts a gently dirty guitar ballad that flits between new wave, funktronica noises and soulful futurisitic R&B-pop cherry-picking from each genre for a blend that seems effortless. Khan describes the story behind the track as: “A superhero goes to die by lying on the sun, ashamed of what he has done, he begs his love for forgiveness so he can return. But his fate is sealed, and he slowly burns to death. What he has done is…
  • Mastering the Art of Ice, and a Classic Mint Julep

    Jeffrey Levy
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Water is never listed as an ingredient in cocktail recipes, and yet it exists in almost every single one. Many people don’t think twice about why drinks are served with different types of ice — big blocks, spheres, small cubes, crushed ice, or maybe even none at all. And yet, there’s a reason for each selection. Ice is used to chill the drink as well as dilute the ingredients. Depending on the cocktail, you may want to add more ice to dilute the drink over time as it’s consumed. The type of ice used will dictate how quickly the dilution happens. The logic goes something…
  • Single Serving: The Acorn – Influence

    Laura Stanley
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    After a five year break, Ottawa’s The Acorn have returned with a surprisingly fresh new sound. Doing away with their previous folk-rock selves, in their new song “Influence” The Acorn instead pair electronic elements (that groovy pulsing synth!) with an acoustic guitar. It’s an unexpected combo from the band but wholly welcome. “Influence” will appear on the band’s record Vieux Loup due out May 19th via Paper Bag Records. 
  • Single Serving: Oscar Key Sung – Skip

    Matthew Hickey
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This new single “Skip” is a fine example of Oscar Key Sung just doing his thing (i.e. making damn fine music). It’s a slick but stuttering electro r&b jam with a groove. Enjoy. His new EP Altruism drops May 1st.
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 197 – Quiz Show

    MSI Lab Tech
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    This is episode 197 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This week we did something a little different. Today was the first ever MSI: Quiz Show.
  • 3/22/15 Clean-up

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    ....amazed at how good these artists are.
  • MSI: Episode 196 – Tom Chianti

    MSI Lab Tech
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This is episode 196 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Tom Chianti, producer and recording engineer.
  • Song of the Week for 03-22-2015

    MSI Lab Tech
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    This is episode 196 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists was Tom Chianti, producer and recording engineer. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Be Careful by 24th Element 2. Dance Party 99 by Jon Oh 3. Vice City by Off Orbit
  • Clean-up 3/15/15

    19 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Sometimes I don't agree with the panel....
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  • Funko & Vinyl Sugar Announce Batman Dorbz

    Larry Fire
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Funko and Vinyl Sugar have announced a Batman Dorbz. Set for release in July, the series of 3-inch cute vinyl figures boasts Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and the Penguin. They’re available for preorder now from Entertainment Earth and other retailers.
  • Imaginary Artisan Packaging For Popular Junk Foods

    Larry Fire
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Cartoonist Dan Meth has created a hilarious series of imaginary “artisan” package designs for popular junk foods. Some examples include a Slim James hunter’s sausage and the exquisite rolled fruit confection found in the pâtisseries of Montmartre: Fruit par la Metre.
  • Adam West & Burt Ward Announce New Animated Batman Feature Film

    Larry Fire
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the television series, Adam West will voice Batman in an animated 90-minute feature film, to be released in 2016. Burt Ward, who played Robin on the show, will also lend his voice for the film. The two announced their participation in the project during a Batman panel at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend. No further details were revealed.
  • Vertigo To Release Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition This Fall

    Larry Fire
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Fans of Neil Gaiman have much to rejoice about this Fall as the New York Times bestselling author will release two spectacular collections in time for the holidays. he Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition hardcover by Neil Gaiman and artistic luminary J.H. Williams III makes its debut this November. The collection will be comprised of the six previously released issues (look for issues #5 and #6 later this year), which tell the story of Dream before the events of The Sandman, including the spectacular gatefold featured in the first issue. In addition, there will be extra exclusive material…
  • IDW Announces Onyx By Chris Ryall & Gabriel Rodriguez Coming In July 2015

    Larry Fire
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Revealed today at the IDW panel at Emerald City Comicon, Onyx is set to debut in July from the team of Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez. Here’s the official description: “Onyx’ tells the tale of a female metal-suited warrior who comes to Earth on a quest to either save the planet or destroy it. It’s up to a team of super-soldiers to figure out which before it’s too late, and before a much greater threat overwhelms both them and the planet itself.” Comics readers will be introduced to Onyx in a standalone 5-page story, Onyx #0, that will be included as a free bonus story…
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn's: Ben Monder

    Go Metric
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK “If I walk quiet I hear the bird’s pretty tune High in the hills Me and this beautiful moon” Kim Deal, “Beautiful Moon” *** Winter hates jazz. That’s the...
  • Are You Receiving Me? #62 – Night Birds

    Go Metric
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Night Birds Monster Surf 7” EP Wall Ride There are many ways to know that the weather's improving. Thermometers, calendars, and odometers can help. Overlooked, however, is the arrival of one of those “These songs will go on every playlist...
  • Are You Receiving Me? #61 – The Safes

    Go Metric
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Mike Faloon Safes Record Heat Wee Records Luther Perkins played guitar in Johnny Cash’s backing band throughout the fifties and sixties. His style was laid back. Some called it lackadaisical. When asked about his approach Perkins responded that other...
  • Jason Kao Hwang’s Sing House

    Go Metric
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:39 am
    By Mike Faloon “We are not two, we are one” – “Strangers” The Kinks *** Andrew Drury picks up a small, metal object, part of a sink faucet he got from a construction job. He leans over his floor tom,...
  • Bill Monbouquette - Sox Hurler & Maestro of the Mic

    Go Metric
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Bill Monbouquette has left us. This bums me out. I never knew the man during his prime. He'd played his last game before I was born. I met him long after the sun had set on his playing days (1958-1968),...
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  • 9ice – Aiye Familete Kintuto (Prod. by ID Cabasa) + Sugar (Prod. by Puffy Tee)

    E G O
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    9ice is back!!! The talented and culturally versatile music maestro – 9ice (Alapomeji), is back into the music scene again after a long hiatus. With full force, he is dropping two new massive tunes that reminds us of his much missed rhetorics when it comes to singing and delivering good music. Enjoy ‘Aiye Familete Kintuto‘  produced by ID Cabasa and ‘Sugar‘, produced by Puffy Tee and let us know your thoughts. Listen up! - @eomoregiee AUDIO DOWNLOAD: 9ice – Aiye Familete Kintuto (Prod. ID Cabasa) AUDIO DOWNLOAD: 9ice – Sugar (Prod. by Puffy Tee) The…
  • VIDEO: Danagog – Koba ft Lil Kesh

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    “HKN Music & Twenty20 Media presents Danagog featuring Lil Kesh in “Koba“! After scoring high with Bamidele feat. Davido, Danagog releases the visuals for his 3rd official single under the HKN imprint which has already gathered more than 50,000 digital audio downloads since its broke into the internet a few weeks back! Here’s the very clean & exciting video – Directed by Mex for Pixel Chaos Media! It features Dance routines from rave groups “Dance Na The Main Thing” & “GGB (Girls Got Bold)“. It also features cameo appearances…
  • VIDEO: Kiss Daniel (notjustOk Hype)

    Demola OG
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    NotjustOk hype will feature the future potential heavy hitters in Naija music. Any material featured in this category will be from an unsigned OR up & coming Nigerian/African artiste/producer/record label that boasts of nothing but promising content. There will only be ONE post a month in this category. If you have or know of anyone’s music that you feel is a hit or any good, please send an email to the official notjustOk email ( with a link to their page or where we can download the song. BETTER YET, send in the artiste’s song(s) as mp3 attachments along with a…
  • VIDEO: Brymo – Ję Lé O Sinmi

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Off his critically acclaimed album ‘Tabula Rasa‘, Brymo just released the video for his ‘Ję Lé O Sinmi‘ track. The ex-Chocolate City artiste is on high with his album getting so much good reviews from the point of release and also welcoming his first baby 3 days ago. Watch below and enjoy. - Lalaboiy The post VIDEO: Brymo – Ję Lé O Sinmi appeared first on notjustOk.
  • F78 Weekly News: Featuring Brymo, Majid, MayD, Dame Dash, Dj Xclusive, Kanye west & Diamond

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Here is the latest episode of Factory78 weekly news featuring former Chocolate City Records artist Brymo announced birth of his son, Ghanian actor Majid Michel does not believe in Homosexuality, South African Kwaito artist accuser broke down in court, Mayd accused of beating his baby mama, and Dame Dash and Kanye team up and buy Karmaloop. “Silvastone” in our 78 degrees segment. Finishing with Factory78tvs top video picks of the week featuring Aramide, Diamond Platnumz, VTEK, Iceprince Zamani & Dj Xclusive.  - Lalaboiy The post F78 Weekly News: Featuring Brymo, Majid, MayD,…
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    Grown Folks Music

  • GFM Spotlight Interview: Jeff Bradshaw Talks about His New Live Album and Making the Trombone Cool

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Grown Folks Music caught up with Mr. Trombone (fellow Philly native Jill Scott gave him that moniker) Jeff Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw talked with us about his new live album– Home: One Special Night At The Kimmel Center, his mission to make the trombone cool at an early age, what Grown Folks Music is and why he’s such a natty dresser. Read and enjoy. GFM: Let’s talk about this forthcoming project. You have a lot of heavy hitters involved with this project. Tell us about the album and how you got all of those people to do the recording at one time. JB: This is my third album.
  • #NewMusic: Esnavi – “Think About It”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Readers of GFM should be familiar with the sound of Esnavi(pronounced es-nah-V) from the fantastic work on the project that we became acquainted with her on Exit EWell, we’re excited to post here the first single “Think About It” from her next project due out later this year. Soulful and sassy “Think About It” is a declarative cautionary tale that is presented in a manner that marries music and storyline in a manner that demands your sonic sensibilities stand at attention. Hit the link below to listen to “Think About It” to understand what I’m…
  • #GetGrown – Kelly Price ft. Stokely “Not My Daddy”

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Originally published 2011 What’s that I hear??? Real R&B music? I’ve been throwing subtle hints over the last two years that I have been writing here at GFM that the music, this music was on its way back. Of course we all know that great music, great musicianship and great writing didn’t really go away but with so much garbage masquerading as R&B it is very easy to fall prey to the Jedi-Mind tricks. These mind games are a product of the economic perception of what sells and what doesn’t. The blame doesn’t fall just at the feet of the corporate-run…
  • New Music: Marvin Sapp: “Yes You Can”

    DJKKC<br><img src="" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Check out new music by Pastor Marvin Sapp– “Yes You Can”.
  • Brand New Heavies-Stay This Way

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Happy Friday!
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Hot Natured To Play El Rey

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Hot Natured is definitely on our list of “must see acts” on this years Coachella line up. But if you’re not going to be around the Empire Polo Fields next month, you’ll get a second chance to see Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love and Luca C together as Hot Natured when they perform at the El Rey Theatre on Thursday, April 16th which is right before they head back to the desert for round 2! If this is a name that you’re not quite familiar with just yet, then check out the sample mix below that features 5 tracks off of their album Different Sides of The Sun.Tickets to see Hot Natured…
  • Florence + The Machine To Play The Ace Hotel

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    We thought all of the local shows by Coachella billed acts were already announced! Looks like there are still coming out and with the festival just around the corner! Now we have details on Florence + The Machine performing a gig here in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 15th at the Theater at The Ace Hotel. This is between her scheduled Sunday appearances at the desert fest. Great venue to see Florence do her thing live. That’s not all there are a few more announcements coming for other Coachella billed artists. Stay tuned.As for tickets to see Florence + The Machine at the Ace Hotel,…
  • Contest: Kitty Daisy & Lewis @ El Rey

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    Kitty Daisy & Lewis just released their new album The Third today and will be coming into Los Angeles for a show to get your weekend started off right! The band will be performing at the El Rey Theatre on Friday, April 3rd along with Gemma Ray who will be opening up the night. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through AXS for $16.50 plus any additional service fees. But we’ve got your hook up to get in and see Kitty Daisy & Lewis for the low low price of free!If you want to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Kitty Daisy & Lewis on April 4th,…
  • Milky Chance Announce Tour & L.A. Show

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    In less than two weeks Milky Chance will be performing at this years Coachella Festival, but the band have already announced their touring plans for the rest of the summer which includes a show here in Los Angeles. The band will be making their way to The Shrine Expo Hall on Tuesday, August 4th along with X Ambassadors who are also on the bill to open up the show. You can see the full tour schedule after the jump below which also includes a San Diego show on August 3rd. Tickets to see Milky Chance at the Shrine Expo Hall will be going on sale starting on Friday, April 3rd at 10am through…
  • Contest: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Wilshire Ebell Theater

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers will be joining Jessica Lea Mayfield this week to sing the songs of Elliot Smith and we want to send you to the show for free! They’re scheduled to perform on Tuesday, March 31st at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices have been set at $45.00 plus additional service fees. But we’ve got your free tickets in, so lets get to it.All you have to do to score these tickets is drop us ane email. Contact us at and include your full name and contact…
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    Music Consultant

  • The Beastie Boys Sampling, Megaupload and Google+ News, March 29, 2015

    Julia Rogers
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    The Beastie Boys prevailed in a long-running lawsuit over samples used on Paul’s Boutique. And the U.S. government officially won its civil forfeiture case against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom. Also, Adweek discussed why Google+ is on its way out.     The Beastie Boys’ Sampling Lawsuit Finally Over A long-running copyright lawsuit over samples used on The Beastie Boys’ album Paul’s Boutique finally came to a close this past week, reported Billboard. TufAmerica filed legal action on May 3, 2012, one day before member Adam Yauch’s death.   District Judge Alison Nathan…
  • Leveraging Music Discovery for Your Band

    Rick Goetz
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Daniel Sander is Head of Business Development and Marketing at A lifelong music lover, he started out as a songwriter and musician, but ultimately decided to study finance and entrepreneurship in college. After spending several years in the finance world, he felt pulled to reconnect with his passion for music and took his current position at   Daniel talked about how works and what sets it apart from other ad networks. He also shared some information about how the service can help artists of all shapes and sizes build a real fan base, improve the…
  • Rhapsody and Twitter Partnership, Pandora vs. BMI and UMG vs. Indie Artists on YouTube, March 22, 2015

    Julia Rogers
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Rhapsody formed a new music-sharing partnership with Twitter. Also, Pandora and BMI awaited the results of a big royalty lawsuit. And an issue between and indie artist and Universal Music Group (UMG) called YouTube’s takedown policies into question.     Rhapsody Making its Entire Catalog Available via Twitter Rhapsody announced a partnership with Twitter that will make its entire catalog sharable and playable via the platform, according to Music Week. The news broke at the SXSW music festival last week. Rhapsody is the first streaming music company to offer totally licensed…
  • A music lawyer’s point of view

    Rick Goetz
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview was originally published in 2010. While the industry has changed a lot in the past few years, this information is still relevant to the current climate.   I recently sat down with my friend Ron Bienstock of Bienstock & Michael, P.C. to talk about getting a music business off of the ground from a legal point of view.  Ron is a very experienced entertainment lawyer who has worked with Billy Joel, Simple Plan, Dream Theater, the Goo Goo dolls and numerous instrument and music equipment manufacturers.  Ron is also one of the more talented bass players I have ever met and…
  • Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, Instagram Carousel Ads and “Blurred Lines” Verdict News, March 15, 2015

    Julia Rogers
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The New York State Assembly added a $25 million music production initiative to the 2015-2016 budget. Also, Instagram beefed up its advertising capabilities for brands. And experts discussed how the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit verdict will impact major aspects of the music industry.     NY State Assembling Approving Major Music Tax Credit New York assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced a partnership, the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, with the music coalition New York Is Music on March 11. The initiative will add $25 million to the the 2015-2016 state budget…
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  • Kelly Clarkson Is Hated And Here’s Why

    My name
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Kelly Clarkson Is Hated And Here’s Why What’s wrong with Kelly Clarkson? Why is she popular music’s whipping post? Clarkson is like the anti-Beyoncé.  While you can’t say anything bad about Beyoncé, you pretty much have to say something bad about Clarkson. Since becoming a diva, Clarkson can’t get anyone but country music artists to sing with her.  Pop and rock acts don’t want to touch her with a ten-foot microphone stand. "I honestly would collaborate with a lot of people, but everyone usually says no," Clarkson told BBC Radio 1 in…
  • Ten Reasons Why You Should See The Eagles In Concert

    My name
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Ten Reasons Why You Should See The Eagles In Concert If you own Hotel California on vinyl, or bought Eagles concert tickets when the band featured Don Felder (or know who Don Felder is), then this article isn’t for you.  That doesn’t mean you should stop reading—not at all, you might learn something—but I wanted you to be prepared for what follows.  This article is intended for young music fans who think the Eagles are nothing more than a band their (grand)parents listen to. Eagles just announced a new round of concert dates for the United States.  The…
  • Shania Twain Lost $145 Million During Her Retirement

    My name
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Shania Twain Lost $145 Million During Her Retirement "This is going to be a big, big tour for me because it's going to be my last." The above quote is from the “Queen of Country Pop” Shania Twain.  The best-selling female artist in the history of country music has pretty much been on the sidelines for the past decade.  She’s returning in 2015 with her ultimate concert tour and an album. Twain hopes to release her first new studio album in 13 years on her 50th birthday.  Eilleen Regina Edwards from Windsor, Ontario breaks the half-century mark on August 28. Her…
  • Madonna, Madonna Tours Still Relevant

    My name
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Madonna, Madonna Tours Still Relevant Journalist Emily Jupp, writing for The Independent Web site, recently asked is Madonna still relevant? The full title of her tome was “Is Madonna still relevant? Making an ass of herself at the Grammys may have signalled the end of the queen of pop.” In her article, Jupp documents several superficial reasons why Her Madgesty is no longer relevant. Of course, just asking if someone is relevant makes them relevant.  No one is asking if Grahame Skinner* is still relevant. One of Jupp’s premises for Madonna’s irrelevancy is her…
  • Daniel Tosh Is Really Offensive And Really Funny

    My name
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Daniel Tosh Is Really Offensive And Really Funny Daniel Tosh launches “The Great Nor’Easter Tour Of 2015” on June 9 at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, Maine.  The tour culminates June 27 at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.  In total, the funny man will visit 16 cities in the northeast corner of the country. Fans should also look for Daniel Tosh concerts in Albany, Providence, and Buffalo. Tosh’s stand-up act is so popular that I found three articles about the comic adding shows to his itinerary: >>Daniel Tosh Adds Second Rochester…
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    Pop Sirens

  • Ciara unveils artwork ‘Jackie’ + announces first leg of The Jackie Tour

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Jeans is the new black. After Rihanna’s love letter to the fabric, Ciara now poses in nothing but a pair on the beautiful cover of her forthcoming album, Jackie, named after her mother. The cover was unveiled via her website and comes in colour (standard edition) and black and white (deluxe edition). The R&B singer has […]
  • Don Diablo remixes Madonna’s ‘Ghosttown’ (official remix)

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    The first official remix of Madonna‘s new single ‘Ghosttown‘ has arrived, courtesy of Dutch DJ Don Diablo. The DJ alluded to a collaboration of sorts last week via Twitter, and now the remix has arrived on Madonna’s YouTube channel. In other news, Madonna performed the single with Taylor Swift on acoustic guitar at the iHeartRadio […]
  • Will Young premieres video for ‘Love Revolution’

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Will Young premiered his new single ‘Love Revolution‘ on Friday and today he’s bring us his colourful video – directed by Chino Moya – in which he takes he plays a 1960s ad man preaching about love. The single is out now and uses lyrics from Andrew Martin’s ‘Share The Love’, which was later samples by […]
  • Meghan Trainor performs ‘Dear Future Husband’ at iHeart Radio Music Awards

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    Meghan Trainor performed her retro – both in sound and attitude – track ‘Dear Future Husband‘ at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.
  • Kelly Clarkson performs ‘Heartbeat Song’ live at iHeart Radio Music Awards

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    Kelly Clarkson performed her single ‘Heartbeat Song‘ at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. The performance was quite simple, but we’re rather liking her heart shaped stage and the backdrop projections.
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    Eleven Magazine

  • The March ’15 Issue is out!

    Hugh Scott
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    CaveofswordS, Blank Generation, Crazy XXX Girlfriend and lots, lots more Check it out online
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout OUR Generation

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    If any city in the country is ready for a new state of racial relations, it’s ours. Could Blank Generation’s mix of hip hop and rock music show the way forward? Hearskra-Z & Loose Screwz are Blank Generation Photo by Jarred Gastreich {All photos take at The Contemporary Art Museum} By Hugh Scott When the spotlight fell on St. Louis last year, it harshly highlighted existing racial disparities in the city and the region. As much as these problems have been getting earnestly discussed within the St. Louis music world, the usual big gap between conversation and reality remains. Which is…
  • Hello world, I’m your wild girl

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Now that Crazy XXX GirlfrienD is here. STL just got a lot more interesting by Denmark Laine Photos by Chris Renteria There are those who claim the Lemp Brewery is haunted, and I’m inclined to agree. The ancient ruin of a German beer factory looks like the ideal hangout for a serial killer to set up shop, stacking bodies like cordwood. “No, no,” a friend assured me, “They’ve renovated. Turned it into recording studios and rehearsal space.” But when I first caught sight of the abandoned warehouses, bleached gravel courtyards and black smokestacks looming out of the darkness, I…
  • Signal In The Noise

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    2015 is shaping up to be a big year for CaveofswordS, with a new member, a new label, and a new album,  by Grant Barnum I have traveled down unfamiliar streets in the night, and have been beckoned underground by avoice: female, warmly inviting, yet icy in tone. Together we descend into darkness, and the temperature drops. Behind me, the yellow lights of the street dim as we approach a room. I can sense its depth, though the ceiling presses down on us. New lights – deep, dreamy blues and dancing reds — glow and shimmer, casting shadows over objects that do not belong together in this…
  • Cherokee Nights

    Hugh Scott
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    By The Rev. Daniel W. Wright It’s a balmy fall evening in Forest Park, September 7, 2014. I’m at LouFest, enjoying the spoils of some write-up work, walking blissfully out of the Euclid Records with my freshly purchased copy of the Kinks’ Muswell Hillbillies, when a feeling hits me. As great as it is to be reaping the rewards of writing, something in my gut says that this is not where I belong. My mind says I should stay, but my heart won’t budge on the matter. I guess these are the things that separate good men from rich men. I turn from the two huge stages and the evening’s…
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    Offbeat Magazine

  • The Cube, Squared

    Jan Ramsey
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Photo: Kim Welsh This is what I’m starting call the week of “the cube”: on Wednesday the Jazz Fest announced its stage schedules, and on Wednesday, the French Quarter Festival put out their official brochure with their stage schedules. If anyone is interested in coming to New Orleans for the music, well, festival season is coming upon us pretty fast. Concurrent to the first weekend of Jazz Fest (April 22-26) is Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, and that’s a whole other world of music. Look, I didn’t get into publishing a music magazine for nothing: music permeates…
  • Exploiting The Creative Process?  

    Jan Ramsey
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Robin, Pharrell and Marvin. Who gets the credit? (Photos: In case you have been paying attention to anything beyond Tom Benson’s psychological profile, or the arrest of creepazoid Robert Durst in New Orleans, another significant thing happened last week. Popular performers and songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were sued over their hit 2013 song “Blurred Lines” that the defendants—the family and estate of Marvin Gaye—say was plagiarized from a Gaye tune, “Got To Give It Up.” The court ruled in favor of the Gaye family. If this verdict stands…
  • Are More Visitors Really What We Need?

    Jan Ramsey
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    We love visitors to the city. We really do, despite the fact that some come to New Orleans with pre-conceived expectations of it being “party city,” and then proceed to drink to excess (drinking to have recreational fun is NOT the same as drinking to excess), trash the city streets, and acting like—shall we say boorish—while they are here. I wonder how often if those types of tourists are those sorts of people who come back to New Orleans again and again. The visitor who come back to New Orleans repeatedly are those who are entranced more by the flavor, culture, music and charm of the…
  • Startup New Orleans

    Jan Ramsey
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    The local media is touting the fact that New Orleans is a hotbed of activity for startup businesses. Entities like the Idea Village really kicked this movement into high gear, and various and sundry angel investor groups are now looking into investing in startup companies. For example, the New Orleans Startup Fund’s website asserts that New Orleans is far exceeded the US average on business startups per 100,000 adult population. It’s true. There are so many new businesses that have recently started here, and no wonder: the city is recovering economically; there’s a new huge teaching…
  • Curmudgeonly Thoughts on Krewe Gras

    Jan Ramsey
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Mardi Gras is over, thank goodness. Here are a few curmudgeonly comments. It’s fun to view the parades, appreciate the beauty of the costumes, laugh at the drunks, catch beads ‘n’ crap, dance to the marching bands and Mardi Gras music, visit with your neighbors, meet new people in the crowd. But. I have to tell you that Mardi Gras can be a royal pain in the ass. People in New Orleans accept it, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t bitch about it. Traffic is horrendous, and God help you if you make a wrong turn and get stuck in a queue that’s backed up because of a blocked-off…
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  • Music Video Review: “The Nights” by Avicii

    Asif Mumtaz
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Avicii’s music video for “The Nights” has quite a story behind it. It showcases story of a videographer Roy Kramer. Roy, who is already a huge YouTube star for his adventure videos, agreed to contribute his life footage for Avicii’s music video when asked by Nick ‘Ras’ Furlong. Ras is Avicii’s collaborator and both have […] Read the full post at - Music Video Review: “The Nights” by Avicii
  • Music Video Review: “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony

    Asif Mumtaz
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    The Fifth Harmony premiered their music video for “Worth It” on VEVO on 28 March 2015. The track, which is third single from band’s debut studio album titled ‘Reflection’, has a catchy tune but resembles much to Jason Derulo’s hit “Talk Dirty”. Still the track manages to pull itself from ordinary as it shows great […] Read the full post at - Music Video Review: “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony
  • New Single: “Nibble” by Samantha Grabeel

    David Watt
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Samantha Grabeel is an upcoming singer, songwriter, actress and a ballet dancer. The Los-Angeles based talented singer recently released her debut single titled “Nibble” which is already gaining decent momentum. With closer to 10k followers on Facebook and a growing Twitter account, she is getting a lot of views and fan love. She has been […] Read the full post at - New Single: “Nibble” by Samantha Grabeel
  • The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”

    David Watt
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    The Dead Betties took seven years to release a new single but it was worth the wait. The new single titled “The Way We Live Now” is one of the most amazing singles that you will listen this year. It is leading single in their forthcoming self-titled album. The name of this title single came […] Read the full post at - The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”
  • Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”

    David Watt
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:06 am
    Everafter came on the scene in Autumn 2010 in East London when brothers Alexis Daperis and Stefan Daperis and their friend Tim Wiltshire decided to start a power rock group. The band was able to book their first gig at The White Hart Lane Hotel in February 2011 in South London. The next two years […] Read the full post at - Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”
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  • Cillie Barnes: Facework

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    There’s something in the frustration opening this track that feels incredibly rare nowadays — a break from the usual wound-in-hindsight poet. Plenty of songwriters pen cathartic cuts (“Ballad in Plain D” comes first to mind), but catharsis in real time, without affording oneself such wit of the staircase, is rare. Cillie Barnes’ “Facework,” which was recorded with Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott in Omaha, opens her new EP out next month.
  • PHOX Debut ‘Never Lover’, Play Tiny Desk Concert

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    From an instrumental standpoint, Wisconsin’s PHOX could bang out tight-knit whimsy all day, but then Monica Martin’s voice comes in, bringing with it a much-needed layer of light emotive tension. Simply put, they’re a fun band and a fitting way to ring in the new season. “Never Lover,” a springtime swoon that would fit well on their self-titled debut, was unveiled for Minnesota’s North Shore Sessions this week. Both this session, which finds Martin moving in and around the house’s performance space, and their new Tiny Desk Concert…
  • Emily Barker: Little Deaths (The Toerag Sessions)

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    London’s Toe Rag Studios — complete with an EMI REDD console formerly housed at Abbey Road — is one of the best under-the-radar studios around. Anyone who’s heard the White Stripes’ Elephant knows its vintage charm, but the other secret weapon is owner Liam Watson, a skilled engineer with a knack for catching timeless cuts on a 2-inch tape machine with just a handful of microphones. Of course, the main ingredient in all this is the talent in front of those mics, and this take from Stroud, England’s Emily Barker would sound great in any room.
  • Will Oldham Joins Bonnie Stillwatter + Hamilton Leithauser Covers ‘Trudy Dies’

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Will Oldham is often depicted as an enigmatic, headstrong solo artist, which seems to be true in part. But don’t forget that he’s also one of the most open-minded and prolific collaborators around. In the past year alone, Bonnie’s teamed up with Dawn McCarthy, Mark Kozelek, Santiparro, Doug Paisley, and many, many more, with each project leaning just as much toward his partners’ sound as his own oeuvre. The latest collaboration is with Watter, a post-rock outfit featuring members of Slint (Britt Walford), Grails (Zak Riles), and King Crimson (Tony Levin).
  • Gabrielle Papillon: Ain’t No Bitter

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    The Tempest of Old by Gabrielle Papillon There are some new tunes over the past decade for which I can’t help but imagine a Johnny Cash American series version. “Ain’t No Bitter” — Gabrielle Papillon‘s fine new piece of foreboding redemption — could be among that canon. Recorded in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, producer Daniel Ledwell infuses the cut with equal parts darkness and light; a theme of the record’s multi-textured yet inherently warm palette. There are many other standouts on The Tempest of Old, from the gothic dirge…
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    Megatrax Blog

  • Contemporary jazz guitarist Mordy Ferber talks with our Cary Ginell (Part 2)

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    (Click here for part one of this interview with the legendary Mordy Ferber!) Mordy Ferber in the Megatrax Studios Q: When you are creating, is your approach different, depending on whether you’re playing acoustic or electric guitar? A: In the beginning, I was influenced by so many things that I grew up with – classical music, jazz, modern jazz, Israeli folk – you don’t know it until you write the music, and if you say “it’s melodic,” where does the influence come from? Before I moved to the States, I was listening to standards. But I love to write music on my nylon string. I…
  • Q2 Planning for Music Budget and Branding Needs

    10 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    It seems like yesterday when you were prepping for the May book. But now, it’s happening again. The good news is, it’s not too late– or even probably too expensive– to consider an audience-endearing campaign. Whether you’re a station that’s in a dog fight for the #1 position, or a perennial #3 or 4 that needs to do something (anything) to make some noise, you probably don’t have to look far to have something to crow about. New on-air talent, even old on-air talent, the most accurate weather forecasting, your investigative team that should be a superhero character, you…
  • Contemporary jazz guitarist Mordy Ferber talks with our Cary Ginell (Part 1)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Mordy Ferber in the Megatrax Studios Guitarist Mordy Ferber has been a presence on the music scene for more than a quarter century. Born in Israel in 1958, he learned to play guitar when he was a boy and soon joined a rock ‘n’ roll band, touring Israel playing covers of songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and others. In 1981, he got a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and started to play more jazz. Since moving to New York City in 1990, he has been a stalwart presence in television and film in addition to the studio and the classroom, teaching master classes in…
  • ¡Baile al ritmo de Mariachi!

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Megatrax adds another authentic regional Mexican album to our Sensación catalog with SN015 Mariachi. The tracks on this energetic release featurine trumpets, violins, guitarron, vihuela and vocal yells perfect for dancing, festivals, celebrations and more. Produced in response to a growing demand for Regional Mexican styles, these gorgeous Mariachi arrangements from Byron Brizuela & Enrique Carbajal, will have appeal beyond Hispanic radio and TV. And with this new release, Sensación is now the largest and finest collection of Latin music in the world—one we will continue to add to in…
  • Rock Around the Clock with BIB036, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Black is Blonde, the edgy catalog produced by our partners at Intervox, is back with two new releases this February, and their new rockabilly album, BIB036 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels, will shake, rattle and roll you. Featuring 33 full tracks of authentic throwback rock and roll, this album will make you want to “Turn the jukebox on, shake your pelvis, feel like Elvis.” With all the variations included on the Rock/Pop, Rockabilly, Vocals (with Lyrics), Electric Blues, Comedy, Rock ‘n Roll, Blues Rock, Big Beat/Mashup, Stride/Boogie and Surf Rock full tracks, you’ll have 132 total tracks…
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    Lil Wayne Fansite | Weezy Blog

  • Lil Wayne To Perform At Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao After-Party In Las Vegas

    Danny M
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Lil Wayne will be attending and performing live at Foxtail Pool Club inside SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Nevada on May 2nd. If you didn’t know, this is the same night as the long awaited boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. There is no word just yet on if Weezy will be in attendance at this fight, but he will be at the nightclub from 10:00PM to 4:00AM PST. If you wish to go, you can order your tickets online from this website here. The prices vary from $110.00 to $330.00!
  • Lil Wayne & Torey Pudwill Go On A Skating Session For Red Bull [Video]

    Danny M
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    We saw pictures on Saturday, now here is some footage of Lil Wayne going on a skateboarding session with Grizzly Gang’s Torey Pudwill at his private indoor skate park in Miami, Florida on March 27th for Red Bull. At the end of the clip, Weezy sarcastically says that Torey killed it so much that he can now have ownership of the skate park, but the room with the stripper pole in still belongs to him. Hit the jump to watch Pudwill and Tunechi show off their skills!
  • Lil Wayne Attends & Performs Live At GILT Nightclub In Orlando [Pictures & Video]

    Danny M
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    On March 22nd, Lil Wayne hosted a party at GILT Nightclub in Orlando, Florida for a stop on his current “Release Partiez” tour. He was joined at the club by Mack Maine, Hood, Marley G, DJ Nasty, Lil Twist, and others. You can view more photos and check out a recap of Weezy chilling, as well as performing “Coco“, “Fingers Hurting“, and “Truffle Butter” live at GILT Nightclub below. The DJ also went throwback and played “I Feel Like Dying” and “Fuck Tha World“, which was cool to see! Tunechi will next be making an…
  • Lil Wayne Reunites With Mannie Fresh On Stage At Red Bull Guest House 2015 [Pictures]

    Danny M
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Yesterday, Lil Wayne performed live during Red Bull Guest House 2015 at the Sagamore, The Art Hotel in Miami, Florida. During his set, Tunechi also reunited with Mannie Fresh on stage and they performed “Go DJ” live together for the crowd. You can view plenty more photos of Weezy at Red Bull Guest House 2015 after the jump below! Photo credit: ASTR, Bryan Linares, Danielle Hein, Derick G, J Mac, Jaimie Pepping, Linnea, Lucy Oro, Madeline Taylor, Matt Medved, Mr. Mauricio, Natascha Van Dyk, Ricardo Mor, Sam Baum, and Terran Seratte.
  • Lil Wayne Has A Skating Session With Torey Pudwill & Erik Bragg In Miami [Pictures]

    Danny M
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Lil Wayne had a skateboarding session at his private indoor skate park in Miami, Florida yesterday. He was joined by Grizzly Gang’s Torey Pudwill, Erik Bragg, and others. You can view a couple more photos from the skating session below. Don’t forget that Weezy and Mannie Fresh will also be performing live at Red Bull Guest House 2015 later today!
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  • Music Video Review: “The Nights” by Avicii

    Asif Mumtaz
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Avicii’s music video for “The Nights” has quite a story behind it. It showcases story of a videographer Roy Kramer. Roy, who is already a huge YouTube star for his adventure videos, agreed to contribute his life footage for Avicii’s music video when asked by Nick ‘Ras’ Furlong. Ras is Avicii’s collaborator and both have […] Read the full post at - Music Video Review: “The Nights” by Avicii
  • Music Video Review: “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony

    Asif Mumtaz
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    The Fifth Harmony premiered their music video for “Worth It” on VEVO on 28 March 2015. The track, which is third single from band’s debut studio album titled ‘Reflection’, has a catchy tune but resembles much to Jason Derulo’s hit “Talk Dirty”. Still the track manages to pull itself from ordinary as it shows great […] Read the full post at - Music Video Review: “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony
  • New Single: “Nibble” by Samantha Grabeel

    David Watt
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Samantha Grabeel is an upcoming singer, songwriter, actress and a ballet dancer. The Los-Angeles based talented singer recently released her debut single titled “Nibble” which is already gaining decent momentum. With closer to 10k followers on Facebook and a growing Twitter account, she is getting a lot of views and fan love. She has been […] Read the full post at - New Single: “Nibble” by Samantha Grabeel
  • The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”

    David Watt
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    The Dead Betties took seven years to release a new single but it was worth the wait. The new single titled “The Way We Live Now” is one of the most amazing singles that you will listen this year. It is leading single in their forthcoming self-titled album. The name of this title single came […] Read the full post at - The Dead Betties Releases New EP “The Way We Live Now”
  • Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”

    David Watt
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:06 am
    Everafter came on the scene in Autumn 2010 in East London when brothers Alexis Daperis and Stefan Daperis and their friend Tim Wiltshire decided to start a power rock group. The band was able to book their first gig at The White Hart Lane Hotel in February 2011 in South London. The next two years […] Read the full post at - Everafter releases new album titled “Everything is One”
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  • US Monthly Online Radio Listeners, 2013-2019 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Although marketers realize digital radio has inherent limitations as a rich media or video medium, they are experimenting with novel ways to use the channel. Brands including Sony PlayStation, Anheuser-Busch and Procter & Gamble have tested a concept in which they “own” an hour of time on Pandora. If the listener opts in to an advertising message at the beginning of a session—say, watching a video ad—the next hour of listening is ad-free. Automakers have particularly close affinities with digital radio because of the streaming apps’ native integrations with in-dash players. BMW…
  • Online Radio Reach & Consumption, 2008-2015 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Some 44% of Americans aged 12 and up listen to online radio on a weekly basis, up from 36% last year and 33% the year prior, according to the latest annual “Infinite Dial” report from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Moreover, the percentage of survey respondents listening to online radio (defined as listening to AM/FM radio stations online and/or listening to streamed audio content available only on the internet) on a monthly basis cracked the majority threshold for the first time, reaching 53% of the 12+ population, up from 47% last year. No surprise, then, that a recent report from…
  • Music-Fans’ Attitudes Toward Concert Sponsorship, October 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    For many, there’s nothing like listening to some good music while unwinding from a stressful day, getting amped up to head out for the night or cruising in the car. Indeed, in an October 2014 study from GroupM ESP conducted by GroupM Next, US internet users ranked listening to music as the most important activity in their lives, at 22% of respondents. Meanwhile, watching television and reading came in second and third, at 21% and 20%, respectively. Based on the study, consumers want their music live, too, with one out of every two respondents saying they had attended a live concert or…
  • US Radio Revenue Trends, 2013 vs 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Increases in off-air (+16%) and digital (+9%) revenues were almost enough to offset decreases in spot (-3%) and network (-4%) revenues last year, as overall radio revenues slipped by 1% to slightly more than $17.5 billion, per the RAB. Auto dealers/dealer groups/manufacturers comprised the top-spending category, but cut spending by 2%. Four of the top 10 categories increased spending: #2 communications/cellular (+1%); #4 healthcare (+4%); #5 professional services (+4%); and #8 insurance companies (+3%). Meanwhile, AT&T ranked as the top-spending advertiser, followed by Comcast Xfinity…
  • Primary Way People Get Unstreamed Music By Age, September 2014 [CHART]

    David Erickson
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Teens are more loyal to streaming services than consumers of other ages, based on September 2014 polling by Nielsen Audio. When asked about the primary way in which they accessed music not available for streaming, US teen internet users said they found something else to listen to and waited for the original music to be available for streaming, compared with an average of 51% among all respondents. When they did go beyond streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, teens weren’t interested in paying—despite Piper Jaffray’s finding that MP3s, often paid for, grabbed the biggest portion of…
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    Ryan's Rock Show

  • REFUSED Announce Spring Tour Dates

    Ryan Minic
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Refused will be embarking on the Freedom USA 2015 Tour later this spring, hitting both the West Coast and East Coast. Here’s the schedule: May 24 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival May 25 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory May 26 West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre May 28 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall May 29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Loung May 30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile May 31 Chicago, IL @ Double Door Jun 01 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair Jun 03 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom Jun 04 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Jun 05 Washington, DC @ Rock and…
  • ’68, A LOT LIKE BIRDS, & I THE MIGHTY to Tour

    Ryan Minic
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    ’68, A Lot Like Birds, and I the Mighty are touring together in April/May. Here’s how it runs: Apr 29 Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone Cafe Apr 30 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse May 01 Lynchburg, VA @ Liberty Mountain Skatepark May 03 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (Showcase Lounge) May 04 Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martiniere May 05 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual May 06 Columbus, OH @ Woodland Tavern May 07 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
  • TOE Announce North American Tour

    Ryan Minic
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Toe will be going on a North American tour in July. Here’s how it rolls: Jul 02 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex Jul 03 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent Jul 05 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge Jul 06 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl Jul 07 Seattle, WA@ Neumos Jul 08 Boise, ID @ Neurolux Jul 09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge Jul 10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater Jul 11 Lincoln, NE @ Vega Jul 12 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall Jul 13 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club Jul 14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer Jul 15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall Jul 16 New York, NY @ LPR at Le Poisson Rouge Jul…
  • ex-FOR TODAY Guitarist Says Frontman is in a Cult — a “Spiritually Abusive Situation”

    Ryan Minic
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Remember back in early 2013 when former For Today guitarist Mike Reynolds made headlines for posting homophobic tweets? He ultimately got kicked out of the Christian metal band after a huge public outcry. Well, the guy who said homosexuality was a sin and that there’s no such thing as a gay Christian is back in the news — this time he’s calling out frontman Mattie Montgomery for being in a cult. It gets weirder. Reynolds made a lengthy post on his personal website titled “Is Mattie Montgomery in a Cult?” And to give you the Cliffs Notes version, he basically…

    Ryan Minic
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    The Contortionist are headlining a US tour this May with CHON and Auras. Here’s how it goes: May 09 Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown May 10 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater May 11 Colorodo Springs, CO @ Black Sheep May 12 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad May 14 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall May 15 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar May 16 Dallas, TX @ Trees May 17 Memphis, TN @ The Abbey May 19 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar May 20 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five May 21 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall May 23 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club May 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Voltage Lounge May 26…
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Sweet Streams: NEW Music by Joywave, Dick Diver and Dreamers

    Meets Obsession
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Because we love you (and because we’re on a mission to save you some time) we searched high and low for all the new music you need to add to your play list. Here are all the sweetest songs and bands we’re crushing on this week. Take a listen below. Bad Dreams by Joywave  (feat. Mick Jenkins & Little Simz) Tearing The Posters Down by Dick Diver Wolves by Dreamers
  • LISTEN: “Innocence” by Electric Youth

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

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

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

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

  • Should your choir perform live? – arguments for and against

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    When I started my most recent community choir The OK Chorale back in 2011 I decided it wasn’t going to be a performing choir.Brighton Vox, photo from inevitably, over time, we have ended up giving local concerts. Not all choirs perform though. Let’s look at the pros and cons.reasons not to perform with your choirtoo much focus on product rather than process – most singers enjoy the process of singing and learning together rather than having to always be aware of how good the finished product will be.   always rehearsing, no time for fun – it’s…
  • How ill do you need to be before you cancel a performance?

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been laid up for the past 10 days with a nasty bout of ’flu. For the first time in my 18-year career I’ve had to cancel a choir concert.In this case it was an obvious decision, but how ill do you need to be before you cancel a performance?It comes to us all at some point, whether we’re singers or choir leaders – a performance is looming and we become ill.If it’s a head cold or something else mild, it’s just an inconvenience and we soldier on. But what if it’s something worse? How can we tell if we should go ahead or cancel?Here are some questions you might want to ask to…
  • When you don’t feel like singing, that’s the perfect time to do it – sing yourself happy!

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Many of us wait until the mood hits us before we do something. But often the doing something is what changes our mood for the better.The saying “Don’t sing because you’re happy, be happy because you sing” hits the nail on the head. Here’s why.Whether you sing in a choir, are a professional singer or a community choir leader, there will be days when you don’t feel like doing it.Like many of you, I’ve been fighting off a series of bugs over the last few months and it’s left me feeling low and unmotivated. I just want to slob in front of the TV and veg out. World go away!But I…
  • Copying music – how to stay on the right side of the law

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I get regular emails from people asking questions about songs and copyright. I’m certainly no expert, but I have written a few articles that you might find helpful.I’ve also just discovered something called The Code of Fair Practice which (in the UK only) allows people in certain circumstances to get around copyright issues.UK copyright lawI’ve written about songs and copyright before:in my series of seven articles called Songs and Copyright,   and more recently in the post Choirs and copyright: a beginner’s guide for the bewildered. If a musical work is in copyright (which it…
  • Less is more: don’t feel you have to teach or learn new songs all the time (by Betsy Sansby)

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Many choir leaders end up feeling like song factories because we feel that our singers crave novelty. If we don’t keep giving them new things, they might leave.One World Community Choir conducted by Betsy SansbyActually most singers in a choir welcome singing the old, familiar songs and find it hard learning new stuff all the time. It’s important to find the balance.Many choir leaders end up feeling like they’re a song factory, churning out song after song, week after week. It all ends up feeling a bit like a production line.But we bring this upon ourselves! We feel that unless we’re…
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Warpaint live at the Apollo, London (Gallery)

    Chloe Newman
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    LA four-piece girl gang Warpaint, comprised of vocalists/guitarists’ Theresa Wayman and Emily Kokal, drummer Stella Mozgawa and Jenny Lee Lindberg on bass and backing vocals, show London why you’d want to be a part of their gang. All four walk on stage silhouetted against a smoky ethereal blown up backdrop of their self-titled album cover artwork, an image of a ghostly amalgamation of all four members faces. The stage is playfully decorated with a floor running neon light, interweaved through all four’s posts amongst their musical wires, with hanging coloured light bulbs framing the…
  • Funktionslust – A Different Street

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    In advance of their debut EP, A Different Street, due for release next month London-based duo Funktionslust have released one of the most urgent, exciting electronic tracks I’ve heard in a very long time. There’s rich, R&B vocals from Sage Redman layered over fast-paced, skittish beats, booming bass, and electronic grooves that twist and turn in and out of tune, in and out of time, developing into a vital skewed-pop ride. I’m pretty obsessed right now. Funktionslust – A Different Street was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’re getting the new week started right with a new jam from Kazy Lambist, that is just cool as fuck. Hailing from Montpellier, Kazy Lambist produces exquisite, laid-back disco with an electro edge that is perfect for getting you in the mood to dance. And DOing Yoga is just that – a song to soundtrack strutting your way down the city street as the afternoon sun smoulders across the skyline as the night begins to open up before you. Doing Yoga is out today on the increasingly impressive Opening Light. Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Festivals 2015: Ticketbis guide to the best London music festivals

    12 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    London has one of the best music scenes in the world, and while when most people think of music festivals they think of getting swallowed in the Glastonbury mud, there is a wealth of options in the capital as well. We’ve put this list together in collaboration with Ticketbis, which offers an after-market exchange where you can sell tickets they no longer want or buy tickets for sold-out events for which you missed the deadline – and we’ve all missed the boat on a tickets at some point. Here the dates for the diary… Field Day (6-7th June) Since its inception in 2007, Field Day…
  • Mt. Wolf – Hamburg

    11 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Mt. Wolf‘s resurgence over the last few months continues with another slice of ethereal beauty in the form of Hamburg. Red brought the band back from the wilderness after a year’s absence, and Hamburg has once again stolen our hearts with its soft caress and subtle beauty. Both tracks will be featured on their upcoming Red EP, which is due for release on the fantastic X Novo label on 13 April. Catch Mt. Wolf live at Cecil Sharp House, London on 15 April Mt. Wolf – Hamburg was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
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    Feast of Music

  • Preview: Big Ears Festival in Knoxville

    Peter Matthews
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    I've hinted at this in some previous posts, but I'll be headed down to Knoxville, TN this weekend for the 4th edition of Big Ears Festival, which Rolling Stone has called "the classiest, most diverse festival in the country.” With good reason: encompassing everything from experimental and new music, to industrial electronica and indie rock, the festival is the brainchild of veteran Knoxville promoter Ashley Capps, best known as the driving force behind Bonnaroo and the Forecastle Festival. This year, the artists in residence are the Kronos Quartet, who will be playing no…
  • Tristan Perich's Parallels with Meehan/Perkins Duo

    Peter Matthews
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    I first heard Doug Perkins and Todd Meehan - otherwise known as the Meehan/Perkins Duo - perform Tristan Perich's Parallels at MoMA in 2013, as part of MoMA's Soundings exhibition. The performance, which was held outdoors in the Summergarden, combined tuned triangles, hi-hats and 1-bit electronics in an ecstatic, trance-inducing swirl of sound.  Over the past year and a half, the Meehan/Perkins duo has performed Parallels multiple times, refining their technique and honing their chops. They performed it again last night at Gowanus' Sky Gallery to celebrate the CD…
  • For Pierre @90

    Peter Matthews
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Pierre Boulez, NY Philharmonic, 1975 from Répons (1981-84)
  • Ear Heart Music: Arkora and Duo Scorpio at Roulette

    Peter Matthews
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Above, members of Arkora performing Toronto-based composer Benton Roark's Songs from the Rainshadow's Edge for soprano, narrator and chamber ensemble last night at Roulette, part of this year's ongoing Ear Heart Music series. Opening was Duo Scorpio (harpists Kathryn Andrews and Kristi Shade), playing music they've commissioned from Andy Akiho (Two Bridges) and Nico Muhly (Fast Dances), along with Toru Takemitsu's rarely performed Bryce, featuring EHM director Amelia Lukas on flute.  The Ear Heart Music Series will close out the season - and its 6 year run -…
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    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More

  • Heart Illustration Series Created Through Lines and Contrast

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Heart Illustration Series by Kenal Louis In 2014 I created a series of drawings inspired by the heart. The thought process was to illustrate a collection and sequence of drawings that reflected the various types of hearts. Over the past years the heart have been perceived in a different way... The post Heart Illustration Series Created Through Lines and Contrast appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Featured Musician | Doug Crawford – Nothing Without You

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Featured Musician on Kenalsworld Doug Crawford is a Hip-Hop artist from Canada who delivers music that is both mainstream and pure expression. Doug has toured relentlessly across North America, and has opened for numerous internationally recognized names such as Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Ludacris, The Game, Warren G, Mobb Deep,... The post Featured Musician | Doug Crawford – Nothing Without You appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Oil Painting Blending Used To Create Kami On The Runway

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Kenal Louis’s Oil Painting Blending | Kenalsworld During my time in Omaha one of the events I always enjoyed attending was Omaha Fashion Week. The event since 2012, when I first begin to attend it have grown significantly. The designers selected, models and teams put together to get the event... The post Oil Painting Blending Used To Create Kami On The Runway appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Get Rid of the Blinders | Horse Racing Photography

    22 Feb 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Top Tips for Horse Racing Photography Every year, hundreds of thousands of people gather to watch prized horses compete in races that not only test their limits, but the skills of their jockeys and trainers as well. These races often become not just sporting events, but social and fashion events... The post Get Rid of the Blinders | Horse Racing Photography appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Contour Line Drawing Art Piece Entitled Zodiacs

    14 Feb 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Contour Line Drawing – Zodiacs Creating line art is a form of therapy for many artists. Some are aware that they create illustrations solely with lines as a way to get away from the world, but there are other artists that think it’s only an expression. The following contour line... The post Contour Line Drawing Art Piece Entitled Zodiacs appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
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    That Eric Alper

  • James Brown takes control as fans rush the stage.

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968, rioting broke out in cities across the country. James Brown had been scheduled to perform at the Boston Garden on April 5th. Boston Mayor Kevin White had initially wanted to cancel all public events, including James Brown’s
  • Kendrick Lamar’s new record and whether album release dates matter anymore

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    On last week’s episode of The Thrill, Maclean’s pop-culture podcast, Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson discussed Lamar’s new record as it related to surprise albums. Do album release dates matter anymore? And how much can they help an album? Listen to that segment below.
  • Leonard Cohen Gets It Right On Doing Your Art For Purpose, Not Profit

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    It [has] to do with two things. One is economic urgency. I just never made enough money to say, “Oh, man, I think I’m gonna get a yacht now and scuba-dive.” I never had those kinds of funds available to me to make radical decisions about what I might do
  • Monkey shows human how to crush leaves

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    A monkey signals a human to hold out his hand so it can provide some dry leaves. Through the fence, the monkey proceeds to help close the human’s hand so he can successfully crush leaves. This human learns a new and valuable life skill. What? You knew how to do
  • Flowchart: What romantic movie should you watch?

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    The romance genre is brimming with adventure, plot twists, heartbreak, joy and—hopefully—a happy ending. But with so many options to choose from, it’s not easy to find the right flick for your movie night. Unless, of course, you have Shari’s Berries’ fun and fabulous flowchart. You can pine for Ryan
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  • 10 Meghan Trainor Facts Every Fan Should Know

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am Meghan Trainor Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images priligy que es She has the two most irritating songs on the radio right now but they’re catchy as all hell. Meghan Trainor, the voice behind All About That Bass and Lips Are Moving, is taking the world by storm in just a short amount of time. All About That Bass was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year, while it didn’t snatch up any awards – thank God, by the way – Trainor has taken it in stride. I really wouldn’t know but she is in rotation at least twice every hour. Let us dive in and learn ten things about…
  • Gay Code Sheds Light On LGBT Community

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am With MTV at the forefront of teaching a whole new generation on how to act socially, the do’s and don’ts of a relationship, and the no-goes of personal hygiene. Yes, Guy Code and Girl Code are not only ‘teaching’ a new generation about everything they ‘need’ to know about becoming a man/woman living the in the 21 century, but both shows are doing it in an entertaining way. I prefer to watch Girl Code; it’s like lifting the veil on the secrets of the opposite sex. It’s not a perfect representation of the new generation of girls into women, but does give a…
  • VIDEO: Damon Dash Interviews with the Breakfast Club

    Kayla D
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am If you don’t already know, Damon Dash was the Co-Founder of Roc-A-Fella records, a record company most prominently known for discovering two of the most legendary hip-hop artists of our generation: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Dash, along with Jay-Z, went on to sell Roc-A-Fella Records to Def Jam in 2005. The seeming to be dynamic duo split ways leaving that relationship to wither and cause much speculation to whether there was “beef” between the two. During the split, a rising emcee by the name of Kanye West had just been discovered by Dash and ultimately decided to…
  • Mimi Faust Promises the Best Season of ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Yet

    Kelland Drumgoole
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm Mimi Faust promises that the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is going to be the series’ best so far, according to an article in the Franchise Herald. In January, Faust boasted about the new round of episodes to reporters outside of her 45th birthday celebrations at the No. 8 nightclub in New York City. She confirmed that Margo Simms, the wife of her ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith, will be joining the cast. Faust also sealed her guarantee on this season’s quality by stating, “The upcoming season is going to be nuts so stay tuned.” It’s…
  • Fresh Music: Little R.O.C. Nine ‘I Need A Prayer’

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:58 pm I Need A Prayer single cover Whenever you hear a great song, you have to turn up the volume to not only hear the words but to also feel the music. That’s universal, not just for hip-hop and R&B. Any song that comes up on the radio, whether I can relate to it or not, that I can feel is worth it’s weight in gold. Our very own Kelland, who owns So So Active, released a new single on iTunes and Google Play. Describing this style as a cross between “Darius Rucker with… soul, gospel, and hip-hop,” I Need a Prayer conveys all the heartbreak and pain in the everyday…
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  • Listen! Roots Manuva – Facety 2:11 (prod. Four Tet)

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    New music from Roots Manuva and Four Tet appeared online today, courtesy Big Dada Sound. Lots of vocal samples at play here… and here’s a fun game: what is the lyric in the main hook? (My guess: “Boat Race”).
  • Weekend Music – March 27

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Here’s another big pile of music to turn up loud and get to know this weekend. Dig it. 1. Brodinski f. Bloody J – Us. Sounds like some sort of symphony of terrible machines playing R&B. 2. Denver’s Gila Monsta – Hyperbolic Grind Chamber (Ha!) Does the title sound heavy? Well, it is. 3. Palate cleanser: […]
  • Watch! Jamie xx – Loud Places (featuring Romy)

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    He’s a few months early, but Jamie xx has made his case for summer jam. The producer and member of The xx has announced a solo album, In Colours. From this album comes a video for the jam I am talking about – Loud Places. Loud Places features Romy Madley Croft from The xx on […]
  • Listen! Ghost Loft – Overflow

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    A couple of summers ago, we posted a dreamy, minimalist track by an artist out of Los Angeles called Ghost Loft. Good news for fans of that first track – we have some more new stuff. By we, I mean Ghost Loft specifically – I am just the medium. The track has some slick, horn-filled […]
  • Listen! Waters – What’s Real

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    What’s Real? That’s a question I ask my robot girlfriend every morning as I look at her. It’s also the name of the new song by Waters. The band note that the song is “about ditching your fake friends and getting some real fucking friends.” See you later, robot lover, hello real friends! The track […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • The most hipster Metallica banjo cover ever

    Cher Martinetti
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The amount of times you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Hey, I’d love to hear a banjo cover of a Metallica song” is probably zero, because why would you ever want to hear such an obvious affront to metal? Well, get ready for some head banging, bluegrass goodness, because this banjo cover of Metallica’s 1991 mega-hit Enter Sandman is pretty fucking metal. And yes, all those words were really just in the same sentence. The only thing that makes this impressive feat even more metal is that it’s all done by one guy known as Banjo Guy Ollie ( best name ever) and…
  • How most musicians die, organized by genre

    Joe Veix
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Dianna Kenny is exploring various bleak stats about the how long most pop musicians live (they don’t all die at 27, it turns out), and how most of them actually die. Here’s a chart from the latter article, organizing cause of death by genre. To the extent that you can actually take this data as meaningful (correlation  causality, obviously), if you’re a blues musician, you might want to cut back on eating cheeseburgers every night, and folk and jazz musicians might want to get their moles checked out. [h/t Kottke]
  • Azealia Banks transforms into Medusa, rides snake in ‘Ice Princess’ video

    Jamie Peck
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Azealia Banks continued the promo cycle for her long awaited debut full-length “Broke With Expensive Taste” on Tuesday with the release of a music video for single “Ice Princess.” And what a video it is. Directed by We Were Monkeys, the clip uses eye-popping digital animation to turn Ms. Banks into the ice royalty of the title. And not just any ice royalty; Medusa-like ice royalty, the perfect imagery for AraabMuzik’s chilly, hard-edged production. In a motif slightly reminiscent of Nicki Minaj’s “One” lyric video (but far enough removed…
  • A map of every location in every Tom Waits song

    Joe Veix
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Tom Waits has written over 500 songs (at least according to AllMusic’s count). Most casually reference different locations. So, to solve a problem that didn’t really exist, Jonas Nordström created a site that pins every location mentioned in Waits’s lyrics to a map. If you click a pin, it expands to show the reference. Here, for example, North Dakota: And another, for Japan: As for what this map could actually be used for, who knows — maybe to help plan a Tom Waits roadtrip? Or, most likely, to kill five minutes at work. [h/t Boing Boing]
  • Smashing Pumpkins share video for ‘Drum and Fife’

    Jamie Peck
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    The Smashing Pumpkins (or whatever group of hired guns the artist formerly known as Billy Corgan is currently referring to as such) shared a music video for “Drum and Fife” off “their” recent album “Monuments to an Elegy” today, and it’s everything you’ve come to expect from the “group” at this point: high production values, an “issue-raising” theme, and a sound straight out of the Zwan outtakes bin. Directed by Ahlander + Antiga, the clip shows a group of children playing war games in the desert until someone starts…
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    Unshredded Magazine

  • New Creative Space For Soho Artists

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Opening on Greek Street on Tuesday 14th April, Soho Revue is a brand new creative space in the heart of London’s Soho designed to reclaim Soho’s artistic status by creating a credible platform for emerging creative talent. Soho has lived through many transitions; from its grimy beginnings as the centre of London’s sex industry to showcasing some of the best restaurants and bars London has to offer. The change hasn’t pleased everyone and there are fears Soho is losing its edge. Soho Revue wants to get a bit of the old Soho back and its diversity of talent matches the diversity of…
  • Eurostar Reunites Cézanne Treasures After Over 100 Years

    18 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    THE Courtauld Gallery and Eurostar have collaborated to bring together the cupid statue from Cézanne’s famous masterpiece ‘Still Life with Plaster Cast’ and the artwork itself for the first time in over 100 years. The cupid statue was carefully transported by Eurostar to London from Cézanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence, and is on display alongside the original masterpiece from 18th March in The Courtauld Gallery, which houses the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK. The reunion marks a countdown to the start of a new year-round Eurostar service to Lyon and the South of France…
  • Howard Marks Announces One-Off Event at Kentish Town Forum

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Howard Marks & Friends is a very special one-off event at the Kentish Town Forum on the 27th February 2015. Following last weekend’s Observer Interview in which Howard revealed that he had inoperable cancer, many of his friends have come together to celebrate an extraordinary life with the man himself. Screen legend Rhys Ifans, who memorably immortalised Howard on celluloid in the film adaptation of Mr Nice, will be joined by members of the Super Furry Animals, including Daf’s latest project The Earth, Cian Ciaran and Bunf, who will all be performing throughout the evening. There will…
  • Interview: Adam Cohen

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    THERE has long been a perception that the children of famous parents have it easier than most, but when your father is little short of a living legend, the towering comparative comes with a unique curse. As the son of Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen has always faced a battle to be taken seriously as a singer-songwriter and not just one that’s in the industry off his father’s legacy. In 1998, aged 26, he released his first, eponymously titled solo album which made little impact. Six years later, he resurfaced as the frontman of a rock band, ‘Low Millions’, that never quite made it,…
  • Travel: Bruges

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    By Gemma Brosnan LONG thought of as a Sleeping Beauty reawakened, Bruges is an unspoiled late medieval fairytale made up of tangled streets, narrow canals, handsome squares and charming old gabled houses. Unfortunately the secret got out many years ago—tourism has long been the principal industry here – encouraging a constant crush of admirers, but the preservation orders and bylaws very strictly ensure that the centre maintains its ancient allure. Brussels may be the bustling gateway capital thirty miles away, but Bruges was once the artistic and commercial hub of the whole European…
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Welcome To Jamrock live 3-20-15 from Studio No. 7 *audio download*

    kahlil wonda
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Episode 45 – Welcome To Jamrock live 3-20-15 DOWNLOAD Welcome to the first reggae lover podcast episode of Spring 2015, marking the show’s one year anniversary. I have nothing but appreciation for those of you who listen to and support my podcast. I am in the process of moving and setting up a new studio to be able to continue producing this content so there have been some delays, but that will be over soon. Expect more unique mixes and informative updates to come your way on a weekly basis right here. This mix was…
  • Singer Jah – Roots, Reggae & Culture

    kahlil wonda
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    2008 winner of the Magnum Kings and Queens competition Singer Jah has now teamed up with Swedish producer Lance-a-lot.  Check out his new single entitled Roots, Reggae & Culture. Producer: Lance-a-lot Label: Lance-a-lot Production/SwingkidsFiled under: News, reggae Tagged: Jah, Jamaica, Lance-a-lot Production, Magnum Kings and Queens competition, Reggae & Culture, roots, Roots reggae, Singer Jah, Sweden, Swingkids
  • Rico Vibes and Natural Vibes Sound Invades Atlanta’s *Rocksteady* ~April 5~

    kahlil wonda
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    #RocksteadyATL April 2015 Be there Easter Sunday April 5th as veteran selector Rico Vibes from Natural Vibes sound and Da Flava Radio.Com returns to the Sound Table for a special classic Reggae music set alongside Highlanda Sound System and DJ Passport.  Doors open at 7pm, music turns up at 8pm, and admission is complimentary all night.  Early arrival, as always, is strongly suggested for #RocksteadyATL.Filed under: events, Food, reggae Tagged: Atlanta, Da Reggae Scene,, dancehall, lover's rock, Natural Vibes, Rico Vibes, rocksteady, Roots reggae, The Honorary Citizen, The…
  • Live from Rocksteady at the Sound Table [download]

    kahlil wonda
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Hear what happens at the Sound Table in Atlanta as I deliver a mixture of selections from brand new to deep foundation including roots reggae, dub and lovers rock tunes.  About 28 minutes into the audio Atlanta-based dancehall artist, Dreggae, is well-received by the crowd as he interacts and performs three of his brand new one-drop songs.  I follow with more musical selections and Rocksteady promises to remain a consistent event each month on 1st Sundays in Atlanta. DOWNLOAD Visit my Soundcloud for the full, raw, audio…
  • Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March

    kahlil wonda
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March, featuring ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ with music by Highlanda Sound on Friday March 20thFiled under: events, Food, Hip Hop, News, reggae, Uncategorized Tagged: Highlanda Sound, music, Roots reggae, Studio No 7, SUITCASE SERIES, Welcome to Jamrock
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    The Lofty Oaks

  • #R40 – Primer

    The Lofty Oaks
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    The Lofty Oaks will be attending the #R40 Tour in May. A full review will follow including set lists, visual experience, sound quality, overall experience. Some are reporting that this could be the last tour of “This Magnitude” (whatever that means) At this point I would be happy with a Rush tour of “Any Magnitude”. I have been a following fan for over 37 years. I have enjoyed and valued every musical moment the boys have produced from the first moment I saw them on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert late one Saturday night in 1977 to today’s build up for the #R40…
  • Saints of Silverado – The Lofty Oaks

    The Lofty Oaks
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    One more song done….  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Guitar, Instrumental rock, Music, Progressive rock
  • Rush R40 Live

    The Lofty Oaks
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    North American Tour 2015 Click the photo for more details on locations and dates. Internet rumors have it that this may be the final full scale tour in the history of the band Rush. We can only hope this to not be true but something tells me this is a not to be missed tour event. I will be making plans now. See you at the show! Filed under: Miscellaneous Tagged: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Rush (band)
  • Please Read Important Announcement

    The Lofty Oaks
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    A message from the council of “The Lofty Oaks” regarding the sociopolitical status of the forest. This very important information has come to our attention. We simply must defend our personal honor in the matter. The society of “The Lofty Oaks” has been made aware of the existence of the “Union of the Maples”. As evidenced by this admittedly rather slick t-shirt design available at the Danforth & Pape T-shirt company. As an official spokesman for “The Lofty Oaks” we strongly deny any rumor, innuendo or claim that we are intentionally…
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    After The Show

  • Alvvays: Hidden Studio Session

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Alvvays play “Adult Diversion” for Hidden Studio Sessions — great sound and video quality:
  • Interview: Isaac Jaffe

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Isaac Jaffe is a composer, performer, and Head of Research at TuneSat, a company that uses audio fingerprint technology to monitor TV channels and websites for unlicensed music. After The Show: You juggle so many projects – composing music for … Continue reading →
  • Colony House

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    A live Brite Session performance of “Silhouettes” by Colony House:
  • “Perfect Vision”

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The UK 7″ version of “Perfect Vision” by Cheerleader:
  • Knox Hamilton

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    “Work It Out” by Knox Hamilton:
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    Eat Yo BeatsEat Yo Beats

  • You’ll Never Guess Who Sang Backup Vocals for Rihanna’s ”FourFiveSeconds” Track!

    E! Online (US) - Music News
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Click here to read the full story: E! Online (US) - Music NewsYou hear "FourFiveSeconds" on the radio all the time, but you probably didn't realize there are more famous voices on that track besides Kanye West, Paul McCartney and...
  • Ciara Reveals Official ‘Jackie’ Album Cover & Announces New Tour!

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's Blog » Jon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogCiara goes topless and looks stunning in the official artwork for her sixth studio album, Jackie! The cover shot by Francesco Carrozzini and creative directed by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani is simple, sleek, and sexy – I absolutely love it! To coincide with album cover reveal, the 29-year-old singer has also revealed that she is going back on the road for the first time in SIX years (damn girl) with The Jackie Tour. The month-long U.S. trek kicks off May 3 in Chicago and stops in cities…
  • Azealia Banks Gets Animated for ‘Ice Princess’ Music Video!

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's Blog » Jon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogAfter going interactive for her “Wallace” visual earlier this month, Azealia Banks gets fully animated in the music video for her latest Broke With Expensive Taste single, “Ice Princess“! Directed by We Are Monkeys, the CGI clip sees the Harlem rapper channeling Medusa with venomous snakes in her hair as she rules a ice kingdom. She gathers her army of ice warriors and rides a giant serpent through the sky while battling robotic ninjas and its all a little too literal for my taste. Some…
  • Last Call For TomorrowWorld Payment Plans With Just 10% Down Payment

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Click here to read the full story: As people from around the globe prepare for TomorrowWorld’s inimitable event in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia at the end of September, the festival continues to look out for its fans as they’ve announced that it’s the last call for their payment plans with a 10% down payment. Whether you’re still in school grinding out your work study job or not, this news is important for those who’d rather drop relatively small amounts of money each month than pay the full price at once. Beginning tomorrow at 5pm EST, the down…
  • [Future] Lido & Canblaster – Superspeed

    Ash El Gamal
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Click here to read the full story: The Music NinjaShortly after announcing their collaborative EP last week and dropping the first single “Rush Hour,” Lido and Canblaster returned yesterday with the title track from the upcoming release. “Superspeeed” keeps the back and forth between the young, talented producers alive as they create a bouncy gem with vocals that help enforce the project’s name. Once again, Lido and Canblaster display a unique approach to composition striking a balance between relaxing soulful elements, glitchy breakdowns and club ready bass…
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  • Ciara Reveals Official ‘Jackie’ Album Cover & Announces New Tour!

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's Blog » Jon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogCiara goes topless and looks stunning in the official artwork for her sixth studio album, Jackie! The cover shot by Francesco Carrozzini and creative directed by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani is simple, sleek, and sexy – I absolutely love it! To coincide with album cover reveal, the 29-year-old singer has also revealed that she is going back on the road for the first time in SIX years (damn girl) with The Jackie Tour. The month-long U.S. trek kicks off May 3 in Chicago and stops in cities…
  • Azealia Banks Gets Animated for ‘Ice Princess’ Music Video!

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's Blog » Jon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogAfter going interactive for her “Wallace” visual earlier this month, Azealia Banks gets fully animated in the music video for her latest Broke With Expensive Taste single, “Ice Princess“! Directed by We Are Monkeys, the CGI clip sees the Harlem rapper channeling Medusa with venomous snakes in her hair as she rules a ice kingdom. She gathers her army of ice warriors and rides a giant serpent through the sky while battling robotic ninjas and its all a little too literal for my taste. Some…
  • Last Call For TomorrowWorld Payment Plans With Just 10% Down Payment

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Click here to read the full story: As people from around the globe prepare for TomorrowWorld’s inimitable event in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia at the end of September, the festival continues to look out for its fans as they’ve announced that it’s the last call for their payment plans with a 10% down payment. Whether you’re still in school grinding out your work study job or not, this news is important for those who’d rather drop relatively small amounts of money each month than pay the full price at once. Beginning tomorrow at 5pm EST, the down…
  • [Future] Lido & Canblaster – Superspeed

    Ash El Gamal
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Click here to read the full story: The Music NinjaShortly after announcing their collaborative EP last week and dropping the first single “Rush Hour,” Lido and Canblaster returned yesterday with the title track from the upcoming release. “Superspeeed” keeps the back and forth between the young, talented producers alive as they create a bouncy gem with vocals that help enforce the project’s name. Once again, Lido and Canblaster display a unique approach to composition striking a balance between relaxing soulful elements, glitchy breakdowns and club ready bass…
  • Will Young Preps New Album ‘85% Proof’ with Comeback Single, ‘Love Revolution’!

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Jon ALi's Blog » Jon ALi's Blog | Jon ALi's BlogIt’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Will Young, not to worry though, he’s making up for lost time with the release of his new single, “Love Revolution“! The track is the British singer’s first in four years following the release of his stellar 2011 Richard X-produced album Echoes. It is also the lead single to be taken from his forthcoming sixth album 85% Proof, which is due for release in the UK on May 25. Produced by previous collaborator Jim Eliot, “Love…
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  • What the? A New Site?

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Wow! Finally had some time this week to put the site up. Still working on it as you can see but I should have everything up and running by next week.
  • Free Cover Kit

    1 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    riginally 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.
  • Freak of the Week Con Kit

    30 Nov 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Yea it’s still available. It will also be available to purchase on this site to soon.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Leading ukulele blog for the beginner

  • Got A Ukulele Spring Competition - Win a Moselele Electro Concert!

    Barry Maz
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Time for another competition giveaway courtesy of Got A Ukulele and the fine folks at Moselele. Yes, you can win yourself a Moselele solid bamboo electro concert complete with gig bag!I do try to mix up how to enter my competitions, so this one is available on Facebook.  You may have seen my recent review of this model of uke - Well - now one could be yours!!RULES1. Go to the Got A Ukulele Facebook Page at Like the Facebook page3. Find the competition post with the…
  • Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - A Main Stage Preview

    Barry Maz
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Well, only about a couple of months to go before one of the worlds most 'feel good' ukulele festivals takes place in Huddersfield. Time, I think, for a preview of some of the leading acts on show this year.The trouble with this post though, there are so many acts performing this year, that I couldn't possibly feature them all in one post. Your browser and your internet connections wouldn't thank me.... So first up, let's take a look at some of the headliners for 2015.Manitoba Hal BrolundA regular in the headline slot in festivals all around the world, and a top end performer. Hal has a…
  • What Do You Mean by 'Over Built' Ukuleles?

    Barry Maz
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:22 am
    You may have noticed me use the term 'Over Built' when describing my thoughts on particular ukulele models. What do I mean by that and why should you be concerned?Martin T1K - an example of a well made, thin resonant solid wood ukulele. Bags of volume!There are a variety of factors that come in to play that influence how a ukulele is going to play and sound, and it certainly goes beyond the usual suspects that people focus on of 'solid tone woods and strings'. You see no matter how nice a piece of tone wood has been used in the construction of the instrument, it is always going to let you…
  • Should You Worry About Solid Woods Opening Up on a Ukulele?

    Barry Maz
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    In the world of stringed instruments, particularly guitars, if there is one topic that seems to create more disagreement than any other, it's the concept of solid wood tops 'opening up' with time. So in what may prove to cause exactly the same sort of debate, lets look at that concept with ukuleles.First up, if you are playing a laminate or plastic uke, then this doesn't apply to you. Nothing wrong with those ukes, it's just that they will never open up with time by virtue of their very nature, as I will explain below. I'm certainly not excluding you for any other reason than that, and I too…
  • LR Baggs Venue DI Pre-amp - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    I've spoken before on Got A Ukulele of the benefit of a pre-amp box if you are plugging in to an amplifier. Last time we looked at this model from Fishman which is rather good. Time to look at what may be considered a luxury option, particularly with a price tag of around £300. The LR Baggs Venue DI. But does that cost make sense?I've been a fan of LR Baggs gear for some time, particularly their Gig Pro series of belt clip pre amp boxes. They just sound incredibly clear and natural with acoustic instruments and far more so than any many other pre amp boxes which can still leave the ukulele…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • Hit and run kills bicyclist

    Randy Miramontez
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Suspect vehicleSacramento PD Area of accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday evening by a hit and run driver of a Cadillac Eldorado. According to Police, a man in his 40s was struck Tuesday at approximately 6:44 p.m. on Sully Street near Marlin Spike Way. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle described as a 1993 to 2002 silver Cadillac Eldorado, with tinted windows. The victim suffered critical injuries from the collision and Sacramento Fire Department personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. Detectives believe the…
  • 2 arrested for attempted murder in North Sac

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Armando PachicanoSacramento PD Eduardo CortesSacramento PD SACRAMENTO, CA – Two men were arrested Sunday for attempted murder after a domestic dispute erupted in a North Sacramento home. According to the Sacramento Police Department, 19-year-old Armando Pachicano and 20-year-old Eduardo Cortes were arrested for the attempted murder of a 23-year-old woman. On Sunday, at approximately 1:14 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department received a 911 call regarding a report of a woman who had been assaulted. Further reports indicated the sounds of screaming near the 2200 block of Grove Avenue.
  • Medieval mace used to kill dog and attack owner

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Travis LanningSacramento Sheriff SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – A man is being accused of killing a dog and then attacking the owner with a mace (ball with spikes). According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a woman in her 50s was walking a friends dachshund when a man approached her from behind and he said he was going to kill her. Deputies who were driving on Garfield Avenue near Auburn Boulevard just after 4 a.m. Monday morning, came upon the woman and her attacker, who was later identified as 34-year-old Travis Lanning. The victim told deputies that she was walking her dog when…
  • Teen fatally shot in South Sacramento

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Area of shootingGoogle Maps SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A 19-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night in a South Sacramento neighborhood. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:40 p.m., deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots being fired from area residents in the 7600 block of Southbreeze Drive. Arriving officers located a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jose Rodriguez, of Sacramento, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Rodriguez was declared dead at the scene. Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the motive…
  • One dead in solo vehicle accident

    Randy Miramontez
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Area of fatal accidentGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A 23-year-old man is dead after the truck he was driving ran off the side of the road in a rural part of Sacramento County. According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, Brandon William Jakaboski, of Rio Linda, was killed in Sunday evenings accident along Highway 99 near Elverta Road in Sacrament County. According to California Highway Patrol, at around 7:15 p.m. the truck Jakaboski was driving, ran off the right shoulder as he was traveling southbound on Highway 99, causing the vehicle to flip over. Jakaboski was the lone…
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  • The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Pink Floyd – the greatest progressive rock band of all time and one of music’s most successful bands, have sold over 250 million albums around the world, spaned for 14 studio albums. They gaining early recognition for their psychedelic rock music with ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn’, and for their focus on experimentation [&hellip(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)
  • Brit Awards 2015: Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are the biggest winners

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    The night at O2 Arena have a competition between Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran over who can win the most important awards. Ed Sheeran eventually picked up the two biggest awards of the night. With his second album, ‘X’, Sheeran beat competition from George Ezra and Sam Smith to claim the best album gong. The singer-songwriter, [&hellip(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)
  • Grammy Winners 2015: Sam Smith Wins 4 Awards, Including Song Of The Year

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The British singer  won four Grammys, including Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist. In Los Angels, the 57th annual Grammy Awards, saw the 22 year old singer won three of the top four prizes, losing best album of the year for Beck’s ‘Morning Phaze’ – this album was also [&hellip(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)
  • The Best Beatles Wallpapers

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The [&hellip(Visited 59 times, 1 visits today)
  • The 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    In this post, we’he listed 10 albums that we’re looking forward to hearing most than anything else this year. Some of these albums have definite release dates others are subject to change. See below 10 albums that we hope they help keep music in good shape:   10 – Faith No More – (TBA) Faith [&hellip(Visited 82 times, 3 visits today)
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  • Kendrick Lamar Gives In-Depth Break Down Of ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ With MTV’s Rob Markman! (Video)

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Rob Markman has been covering the new rap elite since nearly each artists humble beginnings, from Big Sean to J. Cole and more. After recently jet-setting with Big Sean in promotion of his ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ LP, Rob now has a sit down with TDE’s Kendrick Lamar to discuss hip-hop’s most talked about album. There has been constant controversy around the release of the album (with a mysterious Wal-Mart advertisement with a release date), and Lamar leaking the album a week early from the announced date. To get us up-to-date on K Dot’s new critically-acclaimed…
  • Schweinbeck & Tha Cool Club Present: The FanBase w/ Eldorado, Lil Bankhead, Maurice Garland, B Rich & Fort Knox (April 2nd)

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Atlanta, on April 2nd 2015 Schweinbeck & Tha Cool Club Present: The FanBase with Eldorado, Lil Bankhead, Maurice Garland, B Rich & Fort Knox. Taking place at the Department Store (487 Edgewood Ave. Atl,GA) join Eldorado, Lil Bankhead, Maurice Garland, B Rich & Fort Knox for a open discussion panel and a live open mic featuring performance from Zuse, Runway Richy and more. The event kicks off at 9:30pm and entry is only $2. The open mic begins at 10:30 and their is a $25 fee to sign up. See you Thursday!
  • Indiana Rome – Master P (Video)

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Indiana native Indiana Rome has been grinding and his hard work is certainly paying off. The St. Louis “DOPE DEALER” teams up with All Def Digital to release the video for his hit record “MASTER P”. Hit the link below to check the visual then head over to iTunes to download the single. DOPE DEALER 2 COMING SOON!!!
  • Janelle Monáe & Jidenna – Yoga

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Atlanta native Janelle Monae is gearing up for an album release from her collective Wondaland. With Wondaland’s new project on the way, today Janelle Monae and Jidenna has release their latest collaboration entitled “Yoga”. Listen to “Yoga” below.
  • Air Jordan 1 Mid Girls Lola Bunny (Photos)

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Jordan Brand is continuing with their Looney Tunes theme with their upcoming Air Jordan 1 release. On April 4th, Jordan Brand will release a special Air Jordan 1 for woman the “Air Jordan 1 Mid Girls Lola Bunny”. These wheat, white and pink Air Jordan 1’s will retail at $90 and they will feature a Lola Bunny “Hare” jumpman logo on the tongue of the sneaker. Checkout the pictures below and let us know if these are a grab or pass!
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    The Record Stache

  • Lazer Guided Melodies #27

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Sounds from nowhere. Music whispering like the breeze. Lazer guided melodies. From time to time, our friend Agte. Mulder compiles a handful of select shoegaze, dream pop, and post rock songs. The result is the Lazer Guided Melodies podcast series, titled as an homage to the band Spiritualized’s 1992 album of the same name. If you speak Spanish, you’re in luck! Agte. Mulder records his podcasts entirely in Spanish, but if you’re unfamiliar with the language, don’t let that discourage you from listening and enjoying the music. The songs are still English (mostly). Do the words really…
  • Work Drugs – My Billie Jean

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Work Drugs has been consistently providing us all with an excellent (and plentiful) stream of music throughout the years and they are showing no sign of slowing down. The band may have a couple handfuls of albums to their name and more memorable singles than you can shake a stick at, but My Billie Jean just may have charted itself as my favorite release of theirs. It’s got that classic, Work Drugs sound that’s bursting with laid back nostalgia, but the new track also comes with a chorus catchy enough to find its way stuck in your head long after listening. Skeptical? Feast your…
  • GUEST PLAYLIST: Liam Goodrum-Bell (Tape Runs Out)

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    We recently premiered the debut single from Cambridge indiepop-folk outfit Tape Runs Out, called Friends, which drops on March 30 on Ear to Ear Records on, which Creation Records’ founder Joe Foster describes as “a new Welsh/Canadian label in the spirit of Creation and 4AD and just as obsessed as that!”. We mentioned this label earlier in relation to a stunning free-download shoegaze compilation they’ve issued.  Since then, we’ve enjoyed some banter with the band’s front-man Liam Goodrum-Bell, who presents us a very personal playlist today. Also, grab the band’s free EP while…

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    By Meta Mae Hoepfner-Homme (MindCoup Radio) I am very honoured to be able to interview the highly intriguing Shauna McLarnon, who is proving to be increasingly worldly and colourful with experiences, having lived in a variety of vastly contrasting places- from Whitehorse to Ukraine. This seems to add dimension to the music, a certain hue, wisdom, and depth. Shauna is the lovely voice of Ummagma, a dreamy, ethereal, rhythmic electro duo. She, along with her husband Alexx Kretov, have created a ton of beautiful music, which has been remixed in so many ways, each one equally as cool as the last.
  • Jens-Ulrik Kleemeyer – Shitfaced

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Jens-Ulrik Kleemeyer is no stranger around these parts. We’ve been championing the singer/songwriter’s music over the past few years, as well as the Danish band he’s in Green Lives (so glad their album The Years is finally available here in the United States). Jens-Ulrik caught my ears back in 2012 with a soul exposing sound that nestled itself somewhere between Peter Gabriel and Coldplay. His music has the ability to come off as laid back, low tempo piece of spacious guitar folk that could break out into a sprawling, epic that makes sure every inch of your speakers…
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  • First Signs of Love No. 146 – THANDI

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Introducing ‘Star-Crossed’ the début single from Londoner THANDI. Not content with just writing the track, she also co-produced it, directed the video and self-released it, exactly the kind of artist we love to support on Right Chord Music. On Star-Crossed THANDI weaves blissed out fragile R&B vocals with creeping electronic beats, which infuse the track to produce something both original and enthralling. Heart-break has never sounded so beautiful. The verses are tinged with bitterness and disappointment and her production echoes the disorientating feeling in…
  • Band of The Week. Beartown Zodiac

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Former First Signs of Love featured band Beartown Zodiac return with their début album ‘Star Map Home’ and they are rightly installed as our Band of The Week. Beartown Zodiac have evolved from the solo project of songwriter David Bird Hawkins to a dynamic four piece of indie-popsters ready to realise the early promise of his imaginative song-writing. Star Map Home by Beartown Zodiac Star Map Home was released on their own label The Burrow Bournemouth. The eleven tracks flirt with the quirky side of indie pop exploring wanderlust and homecomings, popular culture and a Zombie…
  • Best Youth – Melt

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:29 am
    Portuguese duo Best Youth are proud to announce the release of their forthcoming début album, ‘Highway Moon’, set for release on 30th March. With a sound best described as a clash between electronic indie rock and dream-pop, vocalist Catarina Salinas and Ed Rocha Gonçalves (guitar, keys, synths, programming, vocals) recently released new single ‘Red Diamond’, along with its gorgeous B&W accompanying video, directed by the multi-talented Gonçalves. Click here to view the embedded video. Now available as a limited free download, the LP’s opening track showcases Catarina’s…
  • Yorkshire Rats – Glory Days

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Leeds punks Yorkshire Rats have a new album ‘Sea of Souls’ it’s out now, released 24th March on Indelirium Records. Formed in 2004 by Don Mercy (ex-Abrasive Wheels, ex-Billy No Mates) Yorkshire Rats released a rabble rousing 7” and a hooligan fuelled EP and after supporting Rancid in 2006, went on extended hiatus. Now, they’re ready to get back into the ring and fight their way to the top of the punk rock food chain, with their endlessly catchy, hook-laden sing-a-long punk rock anthems which seem destined for eternal glory and to become the stuff of folk legend.
  • Cotton Claw – Grainy

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    COTTON CLAW is a project that brings together four acclaimed French producers: Lilea Narrative, Zo aka La Chauve-Souris, YoggyOne and Zerolex. One year after releasing their lauded debut EP ‘D U S T E D’ with remixes from Slugabed, Kelpe and Julien Mier, Cotton Claw are back with their first full length LP ‘V O L U T E S’. 12 brand new tracks composed by 8 hands where the 4 producers come together once again to demonstrate the Cotton Claw signature sound. Fluffy, granular, elegant, dense, intense, powerful and bright, VOLUTES manages to inject all these elements with their own…
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • There Is No Time Like The Present

    Edward Reid
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Kat DahliaWhen I was younger my dad said the words I chose for the title very often. Like so many others, perhaps many persons before him, they used the words when it came time for some accomplishment. The wise saying also was an impediment to procrastination. It helped anyone to focus on a goal without wasting time. Another way to look upon these words is great things happen when they should. Ready or not, when the time comes, musical stars burst upon the scene. Earlier this year I happened to read an article in The Examiner that highlighted the point that this most likely is the year many…
  • Creating Music With Substance

    Edward Reid
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Arika KaneEvery once in a while I like to let all of you know about the music in my digital library. Of course, like most music non-specific genre bloggers, I listen to a wide variety of music. It is necessary in order to provide the best commentary possible. However, many ask me what type of music, or artists, I choose for my individual listening pleasure. Well, my listening habits still tend to be quite varied, but I do have my favorites. One artist that has found her way into my listening preference is Arika Kane. Not to be confused with Erica Kane, the character portrayed by Susan Lucci…
  • Doing It My Way

    Edward Reid
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jacob WhitesidesFor many of you who regularly read the Weekly Music Commentary, you might remember three weeks ago I spoke about the negative thoughts my friend expressed regarding young singers today. At the time I did not try to change his thinking. One reason was I did not feel any evidence would really make a difference for him. If I had him listen to some examples he probably would just push them aside as more of the same. I learned a while ago that it is difficult for people to change beliefs, especially when they are based upon appreciation of art. Another reason I decided against any…
  • Listening To The Fans

    Edward Reid
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Ne-YoThe world today has changed from what it was several years ago. Today, everyone seems to find it necessary to multi-task at all times. I have heard many friends say “there just are not enough hours in the day for all the things I need to accomplish”. We all are now equipped with smartphones, tablets, laptops, several e-mail accounts, and a plethora of social media accounts and all require constant attention. If you own a business, amplify all of this times ten. The entertainment industry is no different as musicians of today find themselves very busy working to complete several tasks…
  • The Happy Horn Will Be Missed

    Edward Reid
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Clark TerryLast week, as I logged into my computer I saw the headline that caught my attention: Legendary Jazz artist Clark Terry dies at 94. As I read the news item, it seemed almost surreal. Clark Terry lived so long I began to believe I would never see such a headline. Nevertheless, we are now faced with the reality of the loss of another great artist. Since I read about Clark Terry’s death, my thoughts went back to my childhood, long before my teen years to time spent with my father. My dad, a jazz trumpeter himself, introduced me to the music of Clark Terry long before I began to study…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • Producer/Engineer Steve Albini On Recording And The Music Business

    Bobby Owsinski
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Producer/engineer Steve Albini has long been both an interesting and controversial voice in the recording and music business for his tell-it-like-it-is approach. He's very smart and insightful, so he's always a pleasure to listen to.Here's a video from a 2010 appearance at Leeds Metropolitan University where Steve shares his views on a number of subjects, including the music business, his approach to recording and producing, interaction with artists and bands, and even a little of his involvement with Nirvana. Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help…
  • New Music Gear Monday: Exponential Audio Excalibur Modulation Plugin

    Bobby Owsinski
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you're not already familiar with Exponential Audio plugins then you should be. The brainchild of former Lexicon chief engineer Michael Carnes, the first two products, the R2 and PhoenixVerb, give you that great Lex reverb sound at a very reasonable price.Now Michael has come up with something completely different with his new Excalibur modulation plugin. It's a multi-effects unit with a modular synth-like architecture that allows you to  quickly and easily configure both traditional and non-traditional effects.If you're not up to building your own effects chain, Excalibur comes…
  • Engineer Dennis Moody On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    We celebrate the one year anniversary of the Inner Circle podcast with my very first guest, engineer Dennis Moody.Dennis is unique in that he does both live sound as well as works in the studio, and he does both extremely well.In fact, he's a favorite engineer of the some of the best drummers in the world, including Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Michael White and the late Ricky Lawson, among others. When these drum gods want their drums recorded right, they call Dennis.On Inner Circle #1 I spoke to Dennis primarily about concert sound, but this time around we focus on the studio, especially his…
  • 38 Special "Hold On Loosely" Isolated Vocals

    Bobby Owsinski
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some artists and bands are lucky enough to get one iconic song that will continue to be played on the radio even decades after it was popular. 38 Special's "Hold On Loosely" from the bands Wild Eyed Southern Boys album (their 4rth) is just such a song, and today we'll take a listen inside to the isolated lead vocal. Here's what to listen for.1. Take a listen to the reverb. There's a lot of it on the vocal (which you don't hear in the mix), and it's pretty short and delayed. Reader Bruce Coffman wrote in that it sounds a lot like a gated reverb from a Lexicon 224 with the diffusion maxed out…
  • The New AES 3D Audio Standard

    Bobby Owsinski
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    You may not be aware of it yet, but 3D audio may be the next big thing. What is 3D audio, you might be asking yourself?It's what will accompany the graphics in the new virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, the Microsoft HoloLens or Sony Project Morpheus. In an immersive graphics world our normal 2D audio just isn't enough, so that world has to be expanded to 3D to keep up with the visuals.In staying on top of the trend, the Audio Engineering Society has introduced a new standard called AES69-2015 which provides a framework for binaural and 3D personal audio products. This format…
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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • Thurl Ravenscroft--Pay As I Go (1955)

    Cas Countz
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
         Thurl Ravenscroft is a name that doesn't conjure up images of a star, but his voice became an indelible sound in the ears of children for over 50 years....      Thurl spent much of his time as a singer, with The Sportsmen, then after World War II, The Mellomen. That group in particular were very successful singing backup vocals with a host of stars from pop in the early to mid-1950's, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Elvis as well as a large number of ads for radio and television.       His deep base…
  • Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends--Snow Queen (1967)

    Cas Countz
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
         Roger Nichols, Muccay MacLeod and his sister Melinda MacLeod comprised the group, "The Small Circle of Friends". Signed to A&M records, Nichols composed several songs with Tony Asher, fresh off of his working with Brian Wilson on the album, "Pet Sounds". Looking back, the songwriting lineup was impressive with songs by Van Dyke Parks, Lenny Waronker, and Randy Newman. One of the shining songs on an album of strong ones was "Snow Queen" written by Jerry Goffin and Carole King.     Over 45 years after it's release the sounds so familiar even…
  • ABBA--Waterloo (1974)

    Cas Countz
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
         It seems as if every 10 years or so a new generation discovers ABBA. They were one of the best selling groups in the world in the 70's, although revisionist historians would suggest they were much bigger in the states than they really were (They only had four top 10 hits here, one of those climbing to the top). The first wave of nostalgia towards the group occurred shortly after their last album in the early 80's. The latest one, which corresponded with the stage production and movie "Mamma Mia", continues the trend that has allowed the group steady sales although…
  • Turning a 60's pop band into a cookin' 70's R&B group in about 50 (or more) steps.

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

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

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last year Geronimo! announced they'd be breaking up after seven years, three full lengths, and three EPs as a band, but before they go the Chicago based trio wanted to release their final batch of songs they wrote together. In true Geronimo! fashion, the band continue to prove they only get better with each new release, the fine wine of Chicago fuzzy alternative influenced post-punk. Buzz Yr Girlfriend: Vol. 4 - Why Did You Leave Me? is the result of those final songs, a ripping and agressive burst of shredding guitars and stampeding rhythms. The walls may be closing in on Geronimo!'s…
  • Mumblr & Soda Bomb Announce April Tour

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    To celebrate their acclaimed debut album, Full of Snakes, getting the vinyl treatment, Philadelphia's Mumblr is preparing to hit the road this April with their noisy friends from Long Island, Soda Bomb, who are about to release their latest record, Wanna Jam? (April 7th, Broken World Media). Check the dates/tour poster link above/below.Mumblr has a new video for "Got It" from Full of Snakes and a brand new song, Champion, from their forthcoming album set to release later in 2015. Soda Bomb released a video for their single, BRAINBUSTER and are currently taking pre-orders which include t-shirt…
  • Loose Tooth- Pickwick Average

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Loose Tooth is a Philadelphia bred foursome that mix jerky guitars with morphing rhythms and emotive pop vocals that dip in and out of a loud-quiet-loud dynamic. Their debut release, Easy Easy East, shows a band finding their sound as a four piece and falling in love with it. Lead singer Kian Sorouri brought in new band newcomers Christian Bach and Kyle Iaganella after the release of their 3-track demo and couldn't have been happier with the improved results heard on the new record. "[They] shred the hell out of LT's old demo tracks and give them an entirely new feeling," Kian beams.
  • Van Dale- Speak Yellow

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Speak Yellow is Van Dale's second single from their forthcoming S/T album due out March 31st on Fleeting Youth Records. The track is about being persecuted by the outside world for who you love and simply letting nay-sayers know that you refuse to comprehend their language.Pre-Order Cassette Here
  • Free Album: Cool Mutants- Surfin THC

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of my favorite releases of the year so far comes from an Evansville, Indiana based punk foursome, Cool Mutants, who pump out buzzed punk/pop that demands for repeat listens.Surfin' THC is a stellar collection of slacker anthems for landlocked stoners that sounds like The Ramones -- bloated on Pizza and kief smoke-- surfin' waves of fuzz-blown guitars. "Be Dumb" and "I'm Not Worried" are the standout songs below.Free DownloadSurfin THC by Cool MutantsSurfin THC by Cool Mutants
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 68 - Miranda Cooper

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
    Pop mastermind Miranda Cooper of Xenomania talks about her songwriting process and the various techniques used to write hits like 'Round Round' (Sugababes), 'Sound of the Underground', 'Love Machine', 'The Promise' (Girls Aloud), 'Left My Heart in Tokyo' (Mini Viva), 'Love etc.' (Pet Shop Boys) and 'The Boy Does Nothing' (Alesha Dixon). In addition to speaking about her successful writing partnership with Brian Higgins, Miranda also talks in detail about her early career as a dancer, performing as one half of pop duo T-Shirt, and solo as Moonbaby.
  • Episode 67 - Tom Robinson

    16 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    Singer-songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson talks about his approach to songwriting and the stories behind classics like '2-4-6-8 Motorway', 'Glad to be Gay', 'Bully for You', 'Martin', 'Power in the Darkness' and 'I'm Alright Jack'. Tom also talks in detail about his early life, his experiences co-writing with Elton John and Peter Gabriel, and his plans for a new album.
  • Episode 66 - Sondre Lerche

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    Norwegian pop powerhouse Sondre Lerche joins Simon and Brian to talk about the writing process behind songs like 'You Know So Well', 'Sleep on Needles', 'Two Way Monologue', 'Heartbeat Radio' and 'I Cannot Let You Go'. Sondre also speaks in detail about the influence of Prefab Sprout on his work and the writing of his recent album, Please, including the stunning single 'Bad Law'.
  • Episode 65 - Dan Wilson

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    From his days as the frontman of alt-rock band Semisonic to his latter-day career as a solo artist and co-writer of songs for some of the world's biggest artists, Dan Wilson has proven himself to be an extraordinary songwriter. In this episode, Dan chats with Simon and Brian of Sodajerker about the songwriting processes behind 'Secret Smile', 'Closing Time', 'Chemistry', 'One True Love', 'Someone Like You' (Adele), 'Not Ready to Make Nice' (Dixie Chicks) and more. Dan also describes the writing of songs from his recent solo album, the excellent Love Without Fear.
  • Episode 64 - Jeff Daniels

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    Actor, singer-songwriter and playwright Jeff Daniels is the guest for this special holiday episode. Jeff joins Simon and Brian to talk about his songwriting process on songs like 'Grandfather's Hat', 'Allen Parkway Inn', 'The Dirty Harry Blues', 'The Michigan in Me' and 'Mile 416'. Jeff also talks in detail about his new album, Days Like These, and the ways in which his acting and writing inform his music.
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  • The Maccabees announce May UK tour

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    The Maccabees have announced a small run of headline UK shows for later this spring. The four-night jaunt will take in cities such as Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (April 2) from 9am – here. The Maccabees will play: May 2015 11 Birmingham, Institute 12 Glasgow, ABC 13 Manchester, Ritz 14 London, Coronet TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Festival No.6 announce latest additions

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, and James Bay are amongst the latest acts to join the Festival No.6 bill. Other notable acts announced today include – Gaz Coombes, Badly Drawn Boy and Jane Weaver. Discussing the latest additions, Festival No.6 director Luke Huxham said: “We’re delighted to reveal our second wave of artists and we still have so much more to come including our third headliner, more live acts and Michelin starred chefs for this year’s banquets. We’re confident this year’s line-up is going to be our biggest and most diverse yet.
  • Kid Wave preview new track ‘Honey’

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
  • The Vaccines return with ‘Dream Lover’

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    The Vaccines are back with their new track ‘Dream Lover’. ‘Dream Lover’ is the second track to be previewed from the bands forthcoming third studio-album ‘English Graffiti’ after its lead-single ‘Handsome’ was dropped last-month. Take a listen to ‘Dream Lover’ below the bands upcoming tour dates. April 1 Manchester, Albert Hall 3 Portsmouth, Pyramids 4 Bath, Pavilion 5 Folkestone, The Leas Cliff Hall 7 Norwich, UEA 8 London, Brixton Electric TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • James Bay announces UK & Ireland tour

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    James Bay has announced details of a run of UK & Ireland headline dates for later this year. The ‘Chaos And The Calm’ singer will kick things off at Manchester’s 02 Apollo venue on September 23, before rounding things off the following month with two Ireland shows. The recent BRIT’s Critics’ Choice winner will play the following dates: September 2015 23 – Manchester O2 Apollo 24 – Glasgow O2 Academy 27 – Newcastle O2 Academy 28 – Leeds O2 Academy 30 – London Brixton 02 Academy October 4 – Cambridge Corn Exchange 5 – Brighton Dome 6 – Bournemouth Solent…
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    Weekly Podcast

  • ARTIST FEATURE: The Unravelling

    Christopher Russell
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Calgary duo The Unravelling have been described by Pure Grain Audio as “overflowing with a bloodthirsty passion” - a pretty fitting introduction The post ARTIST FEATURE: The Unravelling appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • ARTIST FEATURE: Heather Powell

    Christopher Russell
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Drama degree, armed forces, head of a military theatre company, recording artist - it’s hardly a standard trajectory. But Heather Powell’s unusual The post ARTIST FEATURE: Heather Powell appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • ARTIST FEATURE: Vince Grant

    Christopher Russell
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    If it’s candour you’re looking for, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Vince Grant offers that in spades. “I’ve suffered from depression my whole life,” The post ARTIST FEATURE: Vince Grant appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Hyacinth

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    My most recent track, inspired by the mythical relationship between the Greek god Apollo and his young male lover Hyacinth. As the The post Hyacinth appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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  • The Maccabees announce May UK tour

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    The Maccabees have announced a small run of headline UK shows for later this spring. The four-night jaunt will take in cities such as Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (April 2) from 9am – here. The Maccabees will play: May 2015 11 Birmingham, Institute 12 Glasgow, ABC 13 Manchester, Ritz 14 London, Coronet TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Festival No.6 announce latest additions

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, and James Bay are amongst the latest acts to join the Festival No.6 bill. Other notable acts announced today include – Gaz Coombes, Badly Drawn Boy and Jane Weaver. Discussing the latest additions, Festival No.6 director Luke Huxham said: “We’re delighted to reveal our second wave of artists and we still have so much more to come including our third headliner, more live acts and Michelin starred chefs for this year’s banquets. We’re confident this year’s line-up is going to be our biggest and most diverse yet.
  • Kid Wave preview new track ‘Honey’

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
  • The Vaccines return with ‘Dream Lover’

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    The Vaccines are back with their new track ‘Dream Lover’. ‘Dream Lover’ is the second track to be previewed from the bands forthcoming third studio-album ‘English Graffiti’ after its lead-single ‘Handsome’ was dropped last-month. Take a listen to ‘Dream Lover’ below the bands upcoming tour dates. April 1 Manchester, Albert Hall 3 Portsmouth, Pyramids 4 Bath, Pavilion 5 Folkestone, The Leas Cliff Hall 7 Norwich, UEA 8 London, Brixton Electric TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • James Bay announces UK & Ireland tour

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    James Bay has announced details of a run of UK & Ireland headline dates for later this year. The ‘Chaos And The Calm’ singer will kick things off at Manchester’s 02 Apollo venue on September 23, before rounding things off the following month with two Ireland shows. The recent BRIT’s Critics’ Choice winner will play the following dates: September 2015 23 – Manchester O2 Apollo 24 – Glasgow O2 Academy 27 – Newcastle O2 Academy 28 – Leeds O2 Academy 30 – London Brixton 02 Academy October 4 – Cambridge Corn Exchange 5 – Brighton Dome 6 – Bournemouth Solent…
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    Style of Sound

  • Discordance 60 Minute Electro Mixtape for Golden Pleasures

    Style of Sound
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    For the latest edition of Golden Pleasures, London collective Elektra Complex present the Brighton’s own Discordance. The duo have been making a name for themselves with recent releases electronic, italo and techno releases at Sub:Sonic Records as well as Nein Records. The post Discordance 60 Minute Electro Mixtape for Golden Pleasures appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • A Special Offer for SOS Coffee Drinkers – £1 Coffee Sampler from Pact

    Style of Sound
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Fresher, better-tasting coffee, delivered to you as you need it. That’s what Pact does and we think you’re going to love it - for just a £1. The post A Special Offer for SOS Coffee Drinkers – £1 Coffee Sampler from Pact appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Look What We Found | 1hr Melodic Techno Mix from Koen Schepens

    Style of Sound
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    If you're a regular reader, you'll know that we're a fan of the melodic techno mixes that get played each month via Cinematique Visions on Proton Radio. This month's featured artist is Koen Schepens. The post Look What We Found | 1hr Melodic Techno Mix from Koen Schepens appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Where to Go this Weekend: The Long Now in Berlin

    Style of Sound
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    One of the spring events we've been looking forward this year is “The Long Now” taking place at Berlin's Kraftwerk from Saturday. The post Where to Go this Weekend: The Long Now in Berlin appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Watch Sound Waves Extinguish a Fire

    Style of Sound
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    “Two engineering students from George Mason University in Virginia have stunned their professors by inventing a fire extinguisher that uses sound to put out flames. By blasting a fire with low frequencies between 30 and 60 hertz range, the extinguisher separates oxygen from fuel, explains inventor Viet Tran, who built the device with fellow student Seth Robertson.” The post Watch Sound Waves Extinguish a Fire appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Behind the Video: “She’s My Superpower”

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    This was a fun one, but it took awhile to wrangle it into a proper live video. “She’s My Superpower”, the opening track off my “Starlite…” record, is an upbeat love song, and it’s propelled along by Steve Kritzer’s mandolin.… Read more → The post Behind the Video: “She’s My Superpower” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #144: Nashville Songwriter/Guitar Slinger Will Kimbrough

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Will Kimbrough (time = 26:21) Here’s the second of a two-part interview with Nashville singer/songwriters Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough. In this second half, we’ll focus on Will’s new CD, “Sideshow Love”. (If… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #144: Nashville Songwriter/Guitar Slinger Will Kimbrough appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #143: Nashville Songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Brigitte DeMeyer (time = 23:35) Here’s the first of a two-part interview with Nashville singer/songwriters Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough. In this first half, we’ll focus on Brigitte’s new CD, “Savannah Road”. How… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #143: Nashville Songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Three MacDonald’s, Tears, and Laughter

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    There’s a new venue in town, and it’s quite the cool, artsy place. The Haute Enchilada, behind the WHOLE Enchilada in Moss Landing, has a new performance space. It’s very cool, and it’s in the capable hands of Bourne Archer,… Read more → The post Three MacDonald’s, Tears, and Laughter appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #142: “Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions”

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Click here to listen to”Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions” (time = 20:33) We’re kicking off 2015 at “Songs and Stories” with a quick episode and a preview of upcoming projects – a show at Moss Landing’s The Haute Enchilada on January 24,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #142: “Drive-Ins and Mountain Lions” appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Uke Song of the Month | RSS Feed

  • Advanced Ukulele Strumming–SIMPLIFIED

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Yesterday, I gave you a tightly worded how-to for basic strumming and singing. Now, if you’ve got those basics down, and can strum a song with a simple pattern easily—that is, second-nature easily, then you can spiff it up without even thinking. In fact it’s better to NOT think. Let your instincts control you, you […] The post Advanced Ukulele Strumming–SIMPLIFIED appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • How to strum ukulele and sing at the same time

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    A lightening fast tip to help you sing and strum at the same time. The post How to strum ukulele and sing at the same time appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Ukulele Chords: How to Make E chord and D chord on uke

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    D and E are two of the most hated and feared chords on the ukulele. Here's a quick tutorial on easier ways to play D chord and E chord on ukulele. The post Ukulele Chords: How to Make E chord and D chord on uke appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • How to correctly pronounce “Ukulele” ??? My epic battle with Jake!

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    How to avoid sounding like a prat, a poseur, or a cultural appropriationist when pronouncing "ukulele." The post How to correctly pronounce “Ukulele” ??? My epic battle with Jake! appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • The PROCESS of learning ukulele

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    So what PROCEDURES can you start implementing today to make your ukulele playing easier tomorrow? The post The PROCESS of learning ukulele appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
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    Ashley J. Saunders

  • Carl Verheyen – Arranging for acoustic guitars

    Ashley Saunders
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    I’m a massive Carl Verheyen fan. He has a really different and unique approach to harmony. Carl recently posted this video, which gives a great insight to how to arrange for acoustic guitars.   Check it out and what arrange tricks do you use?   Carl Verheyen – Arranging for acoustic guitars is a post from: Ashley J. Saunders - Educational Music Author
  • Gear 2015

    Ashley Saunders
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    I’ll try to be brief, but it’s about gear, so it might actually not happen!   In the last 6 months, I’ve purchased and sold a number of things: mostly pedals, but also a new guitar.   Guitars I’m still using the Les Paul goldtop, Duo Jet and the Rockingham – which I still love (and i’ve been using it a lot for teaching as well!). I have added a Tele to the fold – It’s a cheap one and is prime for a project. My first real live auction buy!   However, I’m suffering from a lack of time – like we all are, and so it might…
  • Billie Jean [Unbelievable Cover!]

    Ashley Saunders
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    Billie Jean [Unbelievable Cover!] is a post from: Ashley J. Saunders - Educational Music Author
  • Not Listening = Over Playing

    Ashley Saunders
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    I’m as guilty of this as much as anyone – so, I’m not trying to be judgemental – just helpful.   The reason behind this post is simple, YouTube keeps suggesting people’s covers of tunes I’ve just seen. Now if I love the original then I’ll be sure to check out the the cover. The problem with this is that most people are over playing, this leads me to hit the back button within 30 seconds of the clip starting.   It’s not that they haven’t spent hours listening, learning and perfecting the tune.   It’s often that they haven’t listen to the tiniest and…
  • How To Get More Gigs As A Guitarist

    Ashley Saunders
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:20 am
      Just some more tips to help you get more gigs as a guitar. A few weeks back I covered how to get more gigs for you band but this one is for you!   – Learn to play what the song needs not what your ego wants to.   – Learn the importance of not playing.   – Understand the role of dynamics in music.   – Become a team player, keep you ego in check and remember who you’re working for.   – Have a rig you can plug-in and play quickly and easily. This saves time and effort.   – Learn percussion and some basic keys or even take…
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Questions about Music Crowdfunding?

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I shut this blog down in the fall of 2014, but I still seem to get emails about how to run a successful music crowdfunding campaign. If you have questions, feel free to send them along, but I always recommend that people have a look at the Launch & Release web site — the guys there are the pros from Dover when it comes to this stuff. Follow their guidance and there’s no way to fail.
  • That’s a Wrap: Music Crowdfunding is Toast

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

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

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

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

    Sevak Kirakosyan
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Improving your ear for music can help you learn foreign languages, and vice-versa. Find out how this works and how to train your ears more effectively for both. Continue reading →Related posts:Learn Music Like You Learn A Language: Naturally! (Victor Wooten) Pop… or just popular? Dance… or just good to dance to? Take the genre test! Starting to Sing: Learn to sing even if you have a bad voice or can’t sing in tune
  • Starting to Sing: Learn to sing even if you have a bad voice or can’t sing in tune

    Christopher Sutton
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Starting to Sing is the new all-in-one guide to learning to sing easily, accurately and confidently - even if you have a bad voice or can't sing in tune. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Tune Your Voice to Different Instruments Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune
  • Open Your Ears to the Contradanza

    Andree-Ann D.
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    The Cuban Contradanza is an interesting and varied musical form using latin rhythms. Learn how to understand and recognise it when you hear one performed. Continue reading →Related posts:Open Your Ears: Musical Bridge to Burma Open Your Ears to 60×60 Open Your Ears: Creation Multimedia Oratorio
  • How To Tune Your Voice to Different Instruments

    Jenny Green
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Every musical instrument has a different characteristic sound, or "timbre". As a singer, to sound in tune with them you must learn to adjust your own timbre. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune How To Love Your Own Singing Voice Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up!
  • How to Use Your Vocal Registers Effectively

    Jenny Green
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Your voice has multiple registers and learning to use each effectively will improve your voice and fix those "problem notes" in the middle of your range. Continue reading →Related posts:Vocal Control: and How To Improve Yours 3 Singing Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitching The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice
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  • The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

    Mark Armstrong
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    First, I should note: I am not related to Jennifer Armstrong. But! I have followed her writing closely over the years — first during her years at Entertainment Weekly, and more recently as the author of books like Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (Simon & Schuster), which offered a definitive history of the classic TV series. Her blog also happens to be a must-follow on She gives glimpses into her current work (she’s doing a Seinfeld book next) and she’s refreshingly transparent about the business (and hard truths) of being a freelance writer in 2015. I spoke with…
  • New Themes: Saga and Satellite

    Caroline Moore
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s take a look at our two newest free themes, Saga and Satellite: Saga Saga, designed by the talented Justin Tadlock, is a theme tailor-made for writers, by a writer. The theme’s impeccable typography and attention to detail make for an enjoyable reading experience, and with support for large featured images and multiple post formats, Saga is flexible enough to be used as a photoblog, a personal journal, or a tumblelog. Read more about Saga on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes! Satellite…
  • Press Publish Livestream

    Andrea Middleton
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Kathy Cano-Murillo will present on how she became A DIY Success. Press Publish, the very first blogging conference organized by, will be held in Portland, Oregon, this Saturday. (Psst! We’ll be in Phoenix hosting Press Publish on April 18th, 2015.) Erick Prince-Heaggans will present Around the World in 80 Posts. Because this is the first event of its kind, we’re eager to get as much feedback from attendees as possible. And since it’s not always easy for people to travel to attend conferences, we’ve decided to bring Press Publish Portland to you (or at least to your…
  • This April in Blogging U.: The Return of Writing 101!

    Michelle W.
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What is Writing 101? Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll get an assignment that includes a writing prompt and an optional “twist”; prompts are your topic inspiration for the day, while twists push you to experiment with writing techniques and tools. Who else is…
  • New Themes: Resonar and Scrawl

    Takashi Irie
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m pleased to present two new free themes designed especially for longform writing. Resonar Designed by yours truly, Resonar is an elegant blog theme with full-screen Featured Images. It’s perfect for blogs about fashion, food, or design, and the layout works especially well for longform features with large images. The combination of gorgeous images and beautiful typography creates posts that make an immediate visual impact. Read more about Resonar on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes. Scrawl Scrawl,…
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • New Album: Josiah Williams (@JDeanWilliams) – “Rerouting”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Josiah Williams, Hip-Hop/Rhythmic Soul artist from Peoria, IL, release his official Christian Rap album, “Rerouting,” which is now available via iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Amazon, Google Play and much more. As a young, African-American male, he…
  • VERSED Online PREMIER: ChAyo Nash (@Chayo904) – “Uppers” Ft. @TPAIN

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      Florida’s hottest upcoming Rapper/Producer teams up with the sunshine state legend T Pain for his first official single off album Sex, Drugs, and Sushi Vol. II. DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL OR OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY AFTER INTAKE. “Uppers”  is…
  • FEATURED New Music: Brenton (@YoBrenton) – “A.D.O.T.S”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      The NY/MIA Emcee Brenton returns with some melodic tunes for 2015.  A.D.O.T.S. is an unreleased track from Brenton’s 2012 mixtape, The Brenton Brown Affair, which features production from Skitzo (Of The R.E.G.I.M.E.), who collaborated…
  • New Music: Michael Gadiva (@MICHAELGADIVA) – “JUST DO IT”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      In an age where music follows a cookie-cutter format, it’s quite rare to find an artist who blends raw talent with a unique sound. New artist  Michael Gadiva  not only displays those gifts, but presents them in stunning fashion. A native…
  • New Music: Don Meeno (@DonMeeno) – “West End”

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
      Back with the second installment of his weekly series #MeenoMondays, Toronto-based artist Don Meeno returns smoother than ever with another fresh recording titled, “West End.” With a classic jazz-laced instrumental courtesy of fellow Toronto…
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  • Son Lux announce their fourth album ‘Bones’, out June 22nd

    The Accidental Journalist
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    It’s a day of important announcements for fans of Son Lux. The band have announced their fourth full-length album ‘Bones’, out June 22nd via Glassnote Records, a new single ‘Change Is Everything’ (which you can hear in all its glory below) and two headline tour dates, one in New York, June 9th at Bowery Ballroom and one in Los Angeles, July 9th at ‘The El Rey Theatre’, plus a series of intimate European pre-release shows including a special event at London’s ‘Edition Hotel’ on May 5th. With the recent announcement that…
  • ALBUM REVIEW : The Soft Moon – ‘Deeper’

    The Accidental Journalist
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Dark, brooding and sullen … probably not the most uplifting of starts to this week’s album reviews on GIGsoup. Nevertheless, welcome to the wonderfully obscure world of Luis Vasquez (aka The Soft Moon) and album number three ‘Deeper’, out today via Captured Tracks. The follow-up to 2010’s self-titled debut and 2012’s sophomore release ‘Zeros’, this new material is as synth abundant as its predecessors, while still retaining the infectious early 80’s feel that seems to be a mainstay of Vasquez’s work. For ‘Deeper’ the artist cleverly combines old and new perfectly…
  • ALBUM REVIEW : Ralegh Long – ‘Hoverance’

    The Accidental Journalist
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    An LP full to the brim with slow to medium paced piano ballads may not be to everyones taste but Ralegh Long’s debut LP ‘Hoverance’ seems completely fitting on this wet, wind-swept Sunday morning. This beautiful 10 track release oozes tranquility and leaves one with an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. The fact that ‘Hoverance’ exists at all is quite remarkable. I for one thought we may have heard the last of Ralegh Long, considering it has been nearly 3 years since the artists last release proper (the Gift EP’s) but the London based artist has managed…
  • ‘The Slow Readers Club’ album number 2 about to show all why they’re music journalists favourites

    The Accidental Journalist
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    If you haven’t been fortunate to experience the charm, great songwriting and brooding Manchester sound of ‘The Slow Readers Club’ yet, then that could be about to change with the news that the follow up to 2011’s self-titled LP is about to land (via Extenso Music). The Slow Readers Club release their highly anticipated second album ‘Cavalcade’ on Monday April 14th and if current single ‘I Saw a Ghost’ is anything to go by then we’re in for a real treat. Already credited as one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from…
  • Unapologetic indie-punk from Sheffield’s ‘Nai Harvest’ + New LP and tour dates

    The Accidental Journalist
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Sheffield duo ‘Nai Harvest’ have returned with a new single (listen to ‘All the Time’ below), a series of tour dates and news of an April album release. The new single is a frantic three and a half manics of indie (seasoned with a little punk for good measure) and follows last years ‘Hold Open my Head’ EP and a series of live dates that brought this guitar laced band to the attention of gig-pigs the breadth of the UK. The duo (Ben Thompson and Lew Currie) also dropped ‘Sick on my Heart’ earlier this year and both tracks give us a clear…
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    this is our jam

  • {PLAYLIST} best of march 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Spring has sprung, and 2015 is chugging right along -- and March is over already!! We here in the TIOJ offices have kept ourselves quite busy this month. In March, we:Caught plenty of shows, including some from: The Travelin' McCourys; DRKWAV; Secret Someones, Little Daylight, and Jukebox the Ghost; Milo Greene; Odessa and The Lone Bellow; Milky Chance; and Misterwives!Checked out the first Sofar Sounds show in DC in years!Chatted with Odessa before her DC show.And in March, we were listening to: "When I Get Older" - Wild PartyLoved discovering this perfect indie band and had…
  • "old thing back" is my new obsession

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    It may not be super intuitive that a Biggie Smalls song and heavily featuring Ja Rule would be a 2015 hit, but believe me, you haven't traveled back in time. Once you listen to "Old Thing Back" you'll understand that this new remix is a modern keeper.DJ-turned-music producer Matoma really outdid himself with this one.This song only gets better with the third, fourth, tenth, thirteenth listens...
  • {RECAP} misterwives

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    On Saturday night I grabbed Caleb (and later a glow-in-the-dark headband-wearing Jurg) and headed to U Street Music Hall to spend an evening with rising Brooklyn stars MisterWives. (Sadly other rising star BØRNS had to cancel their appearance due to sickness -- get well soon!)The female-led five-piece kicked off the show with a salute to the crowd and the infectious title track off their debut album Our Own House. Pretend you were there with us with the video below!The band continued to wow the crowd as they expressed the perfect balance of humility, talent, and unbridled fun. With perky…
  • {GIVEAWAY} dan deacon @9:30 club

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dan Deacon is one of the most incredible performers to see live (evidence here) and we think you need to witness it for yourself. So, we're giving you away a pair of tickets to see him live at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, April 11!! (That's right, Saturday night -- the best night for a Dan Deacon concert experience.)Now get ready to groove and enter via Rafflecopter below.a Rafflecopter giveawayCan't wait to win? Grab tickets here!
  • show your colors, girl!

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Turn the volume up, press play, and have a wonderful uplifting start to your week thanks to the darling Genevieve!Seriously, I've listened to this song eight times in a row. It's so happy.
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Jaclyn Steele / Joan Osborne / Jason Luckett

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    The March 23, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Jaclyn Steele performing "Dodged A Bullet," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewingJoan Osborne, and Jason Luckett performing "Stack of 45s." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Groovespeak / Rickie Byars Beckwith / Natasha Borzilova

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    The March 23, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Groovespeak performing "Can't Turn Back," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Rickie Byars Beckwith, and Natasha Borzilova performing "Wilder Days." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Gretchen Peters / ToddTijerina / Eric Bibb

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    The March 16, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Gretchen Peters performing "Five Minutes," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing/ ToddTijerina, and Eric Bibb performing "With My Maker I Am One." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Robb Murphy / Jesse Winchester / Over The Rhine

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The March 9, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Robb Murphy performing "The Mysteries Of The Heart," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Jesse Winchester, and Over The Rhine performing "Drunkard's Prayer." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Paul Fogarty / Carrie Elkin / Tracy Newman

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The March 2, 2015 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Paul Fogarty performing "600 Days Of Pain," John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt interviewing Carrie Elkin, and Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements performing "You Loved Me Better." Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians…
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    Crooked Manners

  • Game of Thrones pre-Season 5 Guide [Many Spoilers]

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Ed. Note: Emma Watson is not actually on the show, but still, Emma Watson.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting for the new Game of Thrones season since roughly the moment the last one ended. But that was like a year ago, and now, thankfully, mercifully, it seems that HBO has blessed mankind once more with a bounty of GoT episodes slated to begin April 12th. In anticipation of the new season, here is a laymen’s run-through of the major houses. House Lannister So when we last left the Lannisters, Tyrion (the imp) was shooting and killing Tywin (his father, the…
  • Think tank study gets to bottom of Math & Science Majors dropout rates

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    As the Wall Street Journal reports*, The National Bureau of Economic Research has put its top men on the case to discover why Math and Science departments at universities around the country are suffering from higher dropout rates than their liberal art counter parts. Doctors Ralph and Todd R. Stinebrickner have read the tea leaves and the results may shock you: Students don’t like failing classes. Todd R. explains the phenomena, “Students knew science was hard to begin with, but for a lot of them it turned out to be much worse than what they expected…What they didn’t expect…
  • Smartwatch pioneers Pebble surpass the 2000% funding mark

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    Pebble Time, a new smartwatch from the makers of the original Pebble, has been launched again on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform.  Given the success of the original product on Kickstarter, CEO Eric Migicovsky decided to go back to the company’s roots. So far, Pebble has raised over $10.3 million from more than 47,000 backers and has funded its goal in excess of 2,000%.  More astounding than those numbers however, is the short amount of time it has taken the company to achieve these results.  The campaign was launched Tuesday, February 24, a mere two days prior to writing this…
  • Bionics To The Rescue

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The world of bionics has been making great leaps forward in the past few years to the delight of many. One of the biggest and most impactful advancements has directly benefitted those who have suffered through many years of life without the use of one or more of their limbs. Over the past few years, we have seen biotechnology advance to the point of testing inventions that would allow for paraplegic people to finally walk again which is an amazing feat for the human race. Recently however, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have made huge advancements to a bionic prosthetics project that…
  • The Future Is Here

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Technology is an ever evolving industry in our world today and the possibilities seem to be endless. One of the biggest advances in technology recently has been the advent and implementation of 3D printing. 3D printing has an endless number of uses ranging from making basic toys, all the way to now building cars. Yes, you heard it here first, Local Motors unveiled their new 3D printed “Strati” electric car back in September at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. The new two-seater was created in just 44 hours using 3D printing technologies which also reduced the number of…
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    Travel Hymns

  • Top Seven Reasons to Fly First Class With Kids

    Travel Hymns
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Image from Flickr   Much has been said about the benefits of the first class flights. These benefits become even more apprehensible when flying with kids. Here are top 7 reasons to choose first class when flying with children provided by No Waiting for the Bathroom This is really important, as kids are very impatient. Indeed, children are not good at waiting and standing in a queue is a real torture for most of them. Besides, even a potty trained child risks to wet the pants when waiting for too long. Having a quick access to the cleaner bathroom is also…
  • Financial Tips for Travelling Abroad

    Travel Hymns
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Planning a Trip Abroad? Hopefully the other posts on this site have inspired you to do so, and if so, you are very welcome! However, before you jet off to that island getaway you’ve been dreaming of, I feel it necessary to let you in on a few secret travel tips known only to the “travel illuminati” (the traveluminati? No scratch that) to help you keep an eye on your finances. Foreign Currency When thinking of travel finances, this is the first one that should spring to mind. Most travellers tend to leave exchanging their money to the last minute, believing that they don’t want a…
  • MMMF 2015: Day 1 Rocked!

    Travel Hymns
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    This weekend is a great time to hang out in the shade. (Read: it’s too damn hot to be caught in the sun.) That’s why you’ll find us chilling out under the leafy green with our sketchbooks at this year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Well, that’s when we’re not in the press pit with all the other sweaty bloggers and legit journalists dancing a jig or bouncing around. Either way, we are psyched that our favorite home-grown music festival has finally arrived!!! Yesterday was epic with Passion Pit headlining. I gotta say that the sound was a little too…
  • ANOTHER MMMF 2015 Pre-Report!

    Travel Hymns
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Tickets are selling out at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015!  As a music festival junkie formally trapped in the barren land that was once Phoenix, Arizona, I could not be prouder to boast that I now live in a land of Music festivals! Yes, this is Phoenix! That being said, you better get your tickets before you miss the best shows this year!   12 years ago McDowell Mountain Music Festival started with a bang (and pushed through the terrible recession) to become the premier music festival in the Southwest it is today. Before 2004 there were attempts, both lame and noble, to bring…
  • Things for Campers to do before and after the shows at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015

    Travel Hymns
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    As a local and long-time finder of all things cool in Phoenix, I have some tips, tricks and secrets to share with those driving in and/or camping in Downtown Phoenix for the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. What to do before and after you go in to the Festival First, let’s get you oriented. The campgrounds are south of the festival grounds (across East Moreland Street between 1st and 2nd Streets). Everything listed here is walking distance from the campgrounds. Here’s the map! Morning: For those earlier hours before the show starts (that’s to say gates open at 11am, shows start at…
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    Where It's A-T

  • #ATlovesSXSW: Highlights from A-T at SXSW 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    After an inspiring and exhilarating week in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it’s safe to say South by Southwest 2015 was a huge success! Our team hit the streets and met with tons of musicians and music lovers from all over the world (even #ATMicMan was out on 6th Street with us!). During […]The post #ATlovesSXSW: Highlights from A-T at SXSW 2015 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • A Look at A-T’s System 10 Stompbox

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Calling all guitarists! Audio-Technica’s System 10 Stompbox puts professional wireless technology right at your feet! This high-fidelity digital wireless system (2.4 GHz range) offers advanced 24-bit operation, easy setup, and clear, natural sound quality; not to mention three levels of diversity assurance – frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically […]The post A Look at A-T’s System 10 Stompbox appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Can I Remove the Power Module from my Microphone?

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Question: Can I remove the power module from my microphone? Answer: If a microphone includes a power module, then the power module is absolutely a necessary component for wired operation. The power module cannot be bypassed by reterminating the microphone with just an XLR connector. By doing so, you will cause damage to the microphone when […]The post Audio Solutions Question of the Week: Can I Remove the Power Module from my Microphone? appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • An Interview with Joe Chiccarelli at the AES Show 2014

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    On day two of our Ask Me Anything Livestream Events at AES 2014 we sat down with GRAMMY Award-winning producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli. Joe Chiccarelli started his career as a musician and then, as many in the business do, became an assistant engineer, in Los Angeles. While working in the studio, Chiccarelli was given the chance […]The post An Interview with Joe Chiccarelli at the AES Show 2014 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At SXSW History

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    The greatest minds of the country all meet at one mega event: South by Southwest (SXSW). Comprised of music, interactive and film festivals and conferences in the trendy city of Austin, Texas, SXSW is a force to be reckoned with. But how exactly did this convergence of artistry and tech come to fruition? SXSW dates back […]The post How Did We Get Here? A Look Back At SXSW History appeared first on Where It's A-T.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Adam Lambert insists he's "here to stay"

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Adam Lambert has insisted that he is "here to stay" and that he'll "fight" for his career.  The 'Trespassing' hitmaker has opened up about his journey in the music industry so far and has revealed that he isn't the kind of person to just give up when it gets tough.  When asked if he has ever been overwhelmed by fame or if he has been tempted to quit, the vocal sensation confessed that he is in it for the long haul and won't give up. He stated: "Not yet. I'm in it to win it - I'm here to stay. I'm…
  • Madame Tussauds won't remove Zayn Malik waxwork

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Madame Tussauds have reassured 1D fans that they won't remove Zayn Malik's waxwork from the One Direction display and have hired a tissue attendant for teary fans.  The wax figures of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, were first unveiled to the public on the 18th April 2013 and have remained together since. Marketing manager Matt Clarkson has insisted that the waxwork of Zayn Malik there to stay: "I want to reassure fans that we will absolutely not be removing Zayn from our One Direction line up. All…
  • The Riptide Movement announce new single ‘You And I’

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Dublin-folksters The Riptide Movement have announced a new single ‘You And I’, which is set for release on the 25th May 2015.  ‘You And I’ is a rabble-rousing, rock ‘n’ roll anthem, with stomping rhythms and huge choruses.  The feather-filled video for the track was shot in New York at the end of 2014 while the band were playing a run of US live shows, where they were greeted as the Emerald Isle’s newest heroes. The Irish-rockers have continued to catch the attention of the global stage by…
  • The Maccabees reveal new single and tour dates

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    The Maccabees have revealed their new single 'Marks To Prove It' and their plans to tour in May. The rattling rock effort is the first taste of the London quintets fourth studio album which is due for release later this year. Having finished recording their album in February, the band said: "We thought we finished it a year ago but now it's magic." The album is the follow up to 2012's Mercury Prize nominated album 'Given To The Wild' and is rumoured to be a much bolder offering to its predecessor.  Fans who can't wait to hear tracks from the highly…
  • James Blake '1-800-DINOSAUR' club nights to tour next week

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    James Blake is taking his 1-800-DINOSAUR on the road next week for a series of club shows. The freestyle parties will head out for 3 dates in April; starting in Bristol on 9th April before heading to Manchester and London. In order to cover the fruit costs, tickets are £5 all night. 1-800-DINOSAUR which by day is an emerging record label, moonlights as a club night boasting eclectic music, cosy venues, laid back promotional policies and a lot of fruit. Started between James Blake and Dan Foat, the heralded club nigts and enjoyed long running residencies in New York, Paris,…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • How to Network As an Intern

    Katie Reilly
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    I have a secret for you: Most people are willing to help students and interns. In fact, interning is a perfect excuse to meet with and learn from as many people in an organization as possible because people will generally be willing to sit down with you, discuss their role and how they got it, and give you advice on reaching your own goals. But, I have another secret for you that may not make you quite as happy: No one is going to make this happen for you (unless you have a really incredible manager, in which case go thank that person immediately).Photo by Andrew Hitchcock (CC by SA 2.0)See,…
  • Intern FAQ: Should My Resume Have an Objective?

    Katie Reilly
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Most career websites and advisors will tell you to put  an "objective" -- a statement explaining what your goal is -- on your resume but is that really necessary?Flickr user Flazingo Photos (CC-BY-SA-2.0)Not only is it unnecessary, it's a waste of space and you should take if off your resume immediately.Your goal is to get the job that you're applying for and if you've applied for that job so there's no reason to say it. Everything that takes up valuable space on your resume should serve the purpose of convincing the hiring manager that you are right for the position and nothing else. In…
  • Free and Discounted Access to NAB Show

    Katie Reilly
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show is the largest electronic media trade show in the world and it's taking place April 11 -16 in Las Vegas. It focuses on professionals with a passion for bringing content to life on any platform. This year, it includes a keynote speech by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a panel about The Walking Dead and a discussion with a cinematographer from American Sniper and much more. The show hosts many networking events, educational sessions, and even a career fair. So, if you're interested in radio, film, digital media, mobile technology and…
  • Internship with Roulette in New York City

    Katie Reilly
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Roulette Intermedium, New York’s premier space for the promotion and presentation of contemporary experimental performing arts, seeks interns to support the organization’s administrative offices and busy concert schedule. Roulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates, providing working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists. Roulette operates with a small staff and our interns will interact with all departments on a regular basis. Responsibilities will range from event production…
  • Social Media and Community Management Internship at Creative Spotlights

    Katie Reilly
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    To the new and experienced artist alike, the arts + entertainment industry can seem impenetrable and at times impossible to navigate.The life of the artist demands supreme confidence, the right network, ideal branding, the right marketing plan and key knowledge from mentors in order to succeed.Creative Spotlights is here to help you create your own path through the labyrinth that is the entertainment business. How do we do this? We provide the following services with coaching and a marketing plan to fully support your creative career.We are seeking a social media intern who wants to work with…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Review: Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The Problem With Mainstream EDM Festivals – John Digweed, AC Slater and Paul Van Dyk discuss the issue with modern dance shows with MTV News. Continue Reading On » The Maine Stream New Album ‘American Candy’ – The Maine’s new album American Candy is out now […]
  • Wretch 32 to preview album at Late at Tate Britain + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Madonna & Taylor Swift Rock The House In Joint Performance – Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards teased a surprise during Madonna’s performance, and a surprise she did deliver: Taylor Swift turned up to play acous… Read more: Madonna, Taylor Swift, Madonna Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift Madonna, Ghosttown, Madonna Ghosttown, […]
  • Destiny’s Child Perform “Say Yes” at the 2015 Stellar Awards + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   ‘Desperation takes over’: former East 17 star tells of his long battle with depression – As Brian Harvey speaks out on mental health, music industry is urged to protect its artistsThe former lead singer of the 1990s band East 17, Brian Harvey, considered suicide last month, has been […]
  • New Music: Remy Ma – ‘Truffle Butter (Remix)’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify – The new system will not have a lower price than its competitors, and won’t offer a free version supported by ads. Continue Reading On » Lulu: I've got something to shout about again – IT […]
  • Death Grips – “I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States” Video + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Soul man Paolo Nutini gets the blues – SCOTTISH soul man Paolo Nutini got emotional when he saw Rodriguez play and doesn’t mind if you cry at his shows. Unless it’s because it is a bad show. Continue Reading On » Sigma, Wretch 32, Lawson & More […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie Buzz

  • Noel Gallagher lost millions looking for a new oasis + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Duchovny’s journey of discovery – David Duchovny is enjoying the learning process that comes with his debut album. Continue Reading On » Nick Offerman, Wilco cancel Indiana shows because of new Religious Freedom Act – The indie rock band Wilco has canceled a concert in Indiana […]
  • Roadie Tunes Your Strings Accurately in Seconds, No Beer Required | VIDEO + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Houston soul band The Suffers playing Letterman tonight in New York City – On Monday night Houston soul band The Suffers will be the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Continue Reading On » Jay Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and More Stars Introduce Tidal […]
  • Fifth Harmony Debuts “Worth It” Video: Watch + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The 17 Most Creative Bikinis Of Ultra 2015 – Check these pics of the best bikinis of Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Continue Reading On » Video: Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – ‘Worth It’ – Fifth Harmony bring the girl power in the sexy video […]
  • Katy Perry’s Hair Is Staying Black Because She’s Mourning The End Of Her Prismatic World Tour + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Iggy Pop: Be careful with drugs – Iggy Pop says that when David Bowie wants something he always gets it. Continue Reading On » Lulu: I've got something to shout about again – IT was 1964 when she had her first hit single but the singer […]
  • All Time Low Team Up with Mark Hoppus on New Song "Tidal Waves" + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   News: Brian Wilson knocked back a cameo from Frank Ocean on his new album – The Beach Boys don’t do RAP. Continue Reading On » Dad Rock podcast: Blood on the Tracks at 40 – Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie News

  • ArtsBeat: Blue Note Jazz Festival to Mark Fifth Anniversary With a Wide-Ranging Lineup + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   The Knocks’ “Collect My Love” Featuring Alex Newell: Listen To The Disco-Tinged Tune – Idolator Interview: Clean Bandit The UK group talk their Grammy win, going on tour & '90s house music! MORE >> The Knocks will always have you ready for the dance floor, and their latest single […]
  • The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams announces solo album, premieres “Woman (Oh Mama)” — listen + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Could Olivia get Sia back on stage? – CHART-topping pop recluse Sia has set out a mythical list of demands to tour again. Could Olivia Newton-John be the person to get her back on stage? Continue Reading On » Before They Roast Him, Kevin Hart And Ludacris […]
  • Brian May says Freddie Mercury biopic announcement was a joke + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Curtains come down on Kochi Biennale after 108 days – The second edition of the 108-day-long Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), billed as country’s biggest contemporary-art festival came to a close as the sun went down in this Kerala port city on Sunday. … Continue Reading On » […]
  • New Video: Boosie Badazz Feat. Bando Jonez “Black Rain” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Iggy Pop: Be careful with drugs – Iggy Pop says that when David Bowie wants something he always gets it. Continue Reading On » Zayn Malik to release solo album on Cowell's label: report – Zayn Malik has flown solo from One Direction – but that […]
  • COUPLE ALERT: Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris spotted in Nashville together + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ben Gibbard Performed an Acoustic Cover of Guided by Voices' 'Tractor Rape Chain' – Death Cab for Cutie are on the cusp of releasing their new album, Kintsugi, and, while making the publicity rounds this week, frontman Ben Gibbard stopped by SiriusXM to record a live session… Continue Reading […]
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    Soul You Know

  • Is Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp a Butterfly too soulful?

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Is that a judge on the ground???I remember you was conflicted, misusing ya’ influence, sometimes I did the same, abusing my power full of resentment, resentment that turned into a deep depression. Found myself screaming in the hotel room, I didn’t want to self-destruct… The above words are repetitively heard throughout Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly! The sixteen track album (including two interludes) sound comprises of soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop thanks to producers, Fly Lo, Pharrell, Taz Arnold, Soundwave and more..K.Dot (aka The young, and wise beyond his years…
  • Young, Gifted and Soulful: Listen to Trè Samuels new track Midnight Medusa

    10 Mar 2015 | 8:55 pm
    “Nightmares make you feel alive, you’re in a discomfort zone and your instinct shifts into survival mode. It’s kinda what its been like for the last 2 years - not the nightmare part (laughing) but the surviving” -Trè SamuelsIf Cookie and Lucious Lyons were in need of raw talent to add on their Empire roster, they would go crazy after listening to Trè Samuels (yes, I love that show)!Hailing from Melbourne Australia, the fifteen year old "future soul and dream rock" singer/songwriter is the latest talent signed to the Australian independent label Creamy…
  • Exclusive interview with Jazz/RnB songstress Shayna Steele

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hello my music lovies! I am excited to share my first interview of the year.. I had a chance to have a "soul-versation" with the talented musician, songwriter and actress Shayna Steel. We discuss Europe, her latest album "Rise" and more... Check it out!Miss Keta M.: Hi Shayna, thank you taking time out of busy schedule for his interview! 2015 is your year, you released your second studio album Rise and currently on an international tour, congrats! As you perform through various city/towns in Europe, do you have a favorite city/town you love performing in and if so why? Shayna Steele: Hi!
  • Listen to Tamia's new RnB track - Sandwich and a Soda

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Canadian RnB/Soul songstress (and Grant Hill's wife) Tamia new flirty track Sandwich and a Soda gives you a insight on how to treat your man! The intro to Sandwich and a Soda features Tamia's inciting vocals laying down the road map of what she got in store for her man as a bass guitar provides the background track.As the song progresses, the beat becomes uptempo and Mrs. Hill goes in! She singing about "riding her curves in the Chevy Nova" and when she is done, "she will fluff the pillows and bring him a sandwich and a soda"!Hey, I guess after all that riding and chauffeuring, who got time…
  • Classic soul: Christina Aguilera- Loving Me 4 Me

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Hey my music lovies! Did you ever hear a song you have not heard in a while and once you hear it, past thoughts (good or bad) flood your brain like a overflowing sink (I couldn't think of anything else that overflows don't judge me, lol)? I have those moments very often when I listen to music, but thanks to Pandora and my co-workers, I can't get Christina Aguilera Loving Me 4 Me out of my head...Recently, my co-worker played an RnB/Soul music station on Pandora. If you know Pandora, you choose one artist and they play fifty other artists similar to artist and genre. While I'm doing work and…
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    EmuBands » News

  • TIDAL Adds 8 New Territories

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Hi-Fi streaming service TIDAL has expanded to 8 new territories – Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia and South Africa. The latest expansion follows the addition of 5 other European territories in January, after initially launching in the UK, US and adding Canada shortly afterwards. If you would like to get your music on TIDAL, you can do so with EmuBands – just click on ‘Join Us Now’ on the right hand side to get started. Make sure to select the ‘WiMP’ contract when adding your release, and your music will be made available on TIDAL (if…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 16th March 2015

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    First up this week are award winning alt-folk-pop duo The Daydream Club (aka. Adam Pickering and Paula Walker), with their new single ‘Saltwater’. Having enjoyed significant support and features from the BBC (TV and Radio), Rolling Stone, Acoustic Magazine, Burberry, Vogue and CoS among others, the UK based duo have an innate gift for captivating audiences with their onstage chemistry, personable charm and seamless harmonies. Next up is digitalanalogue with a track from his debut album ‘Be Embraced, You Millions!’. The brainchild of Ian Turnbull from Edinburgh-based…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 9th March 2015

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    First up this week are Edinburgh-based alternative rock quartet The Winter Tradition with their brand new single ‘All Back Home’. Since releasing their first album ‘Gradients’ to critical acclaim in 2013, The Winter Tradition have gone on to further cement their reputation as one of the UK’s most realised and urgent bands around, receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC Scotland, XFM and BBC6 Music, sharing the stage with the likes of Enter Shikari, The Xcerts and Flood of Red, and have also played sold out shows across some of UK’s best venues, including…
  • Win Tickets to Wide Days 2015

    11 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    EmuBands have teamed up with Wide Days to offer you the chance to win a pair of Regular Convention Passes to Wide Days 2015, to be held at The Pleasance in Edinburgh on Friday 10th April, with evening showcases also being hosted at the Electric Circus. The event presents a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from people working in the industry – confirmed speakers so far include representatives from record companies, booking agents and journalists, with panels to be held on the subjects of the costs of making an album, the future of income streams for musicians, how festivals play a…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 2nd March 2015

    8 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    First up are Glasgow-based four piece Tijuana Bibles with their brand new single ‘Sun Chaser’. Born and bred in Glasgow, but with more in common with the swampy blues of Louisiana, Tijuana Bibles are a mix of grungy sludge-based riffs and groove-laden rhythms. After releasing their ‘Wild River EP’ in late 2013, the band played a slew of shows in 2014, selling out the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, appearing at T in the Park, Wickerman and Belladrum festivals, supporting the likes of Deap Valley, Alabama 3 and The View, as well as…
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • Why do white DJs make all the money?

    Stone Crazy
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Stone Crazy:Cool blog to read. Originally posted on Not Your Jukebox: I occasionally get to see what search terms lead people to Not Your Jukebox. A couple of weeks ago, the question of “why do white DJs make all the money” led some curious soul to this site. After an initial chuckle, I realized that this is actually a damn good question. When you look at the top earners, per Forbes magazine, 15 of the top 16 are white. The one non-white is Steve Aoki, and well… close enough. So why is there so little diversity when it comes to the top earners? Why didn’t techno legend Carl Cox even…
  • 2014 in review

    Stone Crazy
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.
  • Christmas Booty

    Stone Crazy
    24 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    As I don’t write much on this blog like I used to, it still attracts visitors. Thanx for the continued support and Happy Holidays.
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • Label feature: Full of Nothing

    Angel S.
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:48 am
    I’ve been following the Russian label Full of Nothing (FON) for quite some years already and a curious thing is that I never actually wrote a review of their impressive (not so much in terms of quantity, but as of quality) output. One reason is because they manage to present each and every record so perfectly that you...
  • VA – Kontingent I

    Angel S.
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    Artist: VA Title: Kontingent I Release: Digital  Year: 2015 Label: Kontingent Records (BG) The last time I remember seeing Kontingent Records around was maybe in 2000 (and something), mostly publishing stuff by Bulgaria’s alternative band KPD-0. Now it seems they’re back. Ran by Ivan Shentov himself (krāllār, Ънален Диспут and former KPD-0 mastermind) they have now headed...
  • Trenchgrinder – Demo 2015

    Mittens XVX
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Artist: Trenchgrinder Title: Demo 2015 Release: Digital  Year: 2015 Label: DIY Bolt Thrower is still a favorite band among the crust punk milieu and Brooklyn’s Trenchgrinder proudly wear their influence on their sleeve. There are only 3 songs on their new demo but they all revolve around the 4-minutes mark, so 12 minutes in total is a fair...
  • Lawine – Lawine ’15

    Mittens XVX
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:09 am
    Artist: Lawine Title: Lawine ’15 Release: Digital  Year: 2015 Label: DIY Fugazi-influenced anarcho-punk from Nijmegen, Netherlands. The lyrics don’t fit into the cliché crust punk’s political sloganeering about war and destruction but are rather snappy narratives that seamlessly merge the personal and political. It’s a fun record to listen to and those into the more politicized part of the European...
  • Comasummer & E.U.E.R.P.I. live in Sofia

    Angel S.
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    I’ve always felt like contemporary underground music in Bulgaria has been lacking figurativeness and freedom. Mostly whenever you go to a concert you can’t really find yourself surprised, you are offered a shape, a standard for a specific genre, rarely really going beyond. So when few months ago I noticed the first signs of Comasummer I...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • New Mixtape: @Johnjunius6 – The Genesis of John Junius

    The Shadowking
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:44 pm
    New Mixtape: John Junius – The Genesis of John Junius “The Genesis of John Junius” Mixtape by John Junius. This mixtape speaks on varies events that occur in the recent past that transformed John into the aggressive Artist that he is (John Junius). Shout out Kimaudio Studios, his family. This project is dedicated to the haters that contributed to his transformation. Listen To Mixtape Below
  • New EP: @Eskeerdo – Eskeerdo

    The Shadowking
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    New EP: Eskeerdo – Eskeerdo Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the “Eskeerdo” EP by Ekseerdo. Eskeerdo is a Cuban-American recording artist, rapper, and Grammy award-winning songwriter from Hialeah, FL. His first recognition in the music industry under the name Xplicit, a member of the platinum production and writing tem The Monsters & The Strangerz. Link
  • New Music: @Therealkiss – ‘In The Streets’ Ft @JamissAmerica Prod By @duanedarock

    The Shadowking
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Jadakiss – In The Streets Ft Jamiss Prod By Duane DaRock Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the “In The Streets” Single by Jadakiss featuring Jamiss (Produced by Duane DaRock) Listen To Track Below
  • Boosie Badazz – Every Ghetto, Every City, Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

    The Shadowking
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Boosie Badazz – Every Ghetto, Every City, Vol. 1 (Mixtape) Boosie and his Bad Azz Music Syndicate drop the new 19-track Every Ghetto, Every City, Vol. 1 mixtape. In addition to numerous features from the Syndicate members, you’ll also find two new tracks featuring Migos and 50 Cent. Download And Stream Mixtape Below
  • New Music: @TonyYayo – ‘Southside’

    The Shadowking
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Tony Yayo – ‘Southside’ New freestyle from G-Unit’s Tony Yayo called “Southside”.
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    One For The People

  • CT15 #8: Communions - Out Of My World

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Former stable mates of Iceage if you will, (used the same rehearsal space back-in-the-day) Communions return with "Out of My World", the first track to feature on their Tough Love self-titled EP and follows-up their "So Long Sun"/"Love Stands Still" double-a side from last year. Oh and it's out 8th Certified Track of the year - easily.Read More »
  • Tracks: Astronauts, Etc. - I Know

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    We've not featured Astronauts, Etc. since they first broke onto our scene with "Mystery Colors" back in 2012. Latest track "I Know" is pretty much impossible to ignore though.Read More »
  • Tracks: Shana Falana - Go

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Off the back of their staunch break-out track "Heavenstay", Shana Falana unveil "Go", the next track to feature on their upcoming LP, Set Your Lightning Fire Free.Read More »
  • CT15 #7: Jamie xx - Loud Places (ft Romy)

    Phill Walker
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Wasn't going to rush out to post this one, the amount of hype that comes hand in hand with Jamie Smith is madness, so pretty sure another rushed post from us isn't going to make much difference to his exposure levels. Having said that, "Loud Places" featuring Romy Madley Croft (The xx) is pretty special considering the collaboration and style switch from what we're used to from The xx.Read More »
  • Video/Album Stream: Yumi Zouma - Alena/EP II

    Phill Walker
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Yumi Zouma come back with a new video for "Alena", the sequel, if you will, to the video for "Catastrophe".Read More »
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    Festival Mag

  • To Kill a King, Prides, Formation for Latitude’s Lake Stage

    News Desk
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    The Lake Stage line-up has been revealed for the 10th anniversary edition of Latitude. Curated by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, The […] The post To Kill a King, Prides, Formation for Latitude’s Lake Stage appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Future Brown, Ratking, TALA and more for Field Day

    News Desk
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Field Day has confirmed the fourth wave of acts for the ninth edition of the metropolitan festival. Making her first ever […] The post Future Brown, Ratking, TALA and more for Field Day appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays & The Levellers to headline Beautiful Days

    News Desk
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays and festival founders The Levellers will headline this year’s Beautiful Days Festival. They will be joined on the […] The post Dropkick Murphys, Happy Mondays & The Levellers to headline Beautiful Days appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Luxury Glastonbury camping + ticket packages on sale tomorrow

    News Desk
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Final packages for luxury camping in Glastonbury go on sale 12th March until 7th April 2015. If you haven’t yet […] The post Luxury Glastonbury camping + ticket packages on sale tomorrow appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Snoop Dogg and Rudimental to headline Lovebox

    News Desk
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Snoop Dogg and Rudimental have been revealed as headliners for this summer’s Lovebox. Taking place on the 17th and 18th […] The post Snoop Dogg and Rudimental to headline Lovebox appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Ciara – Jackie (Album Cover)

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Ciara announced her sixth album is titled “Jackie”. Project will be released in May via Epic Records. On this album she was working with Dr. Luke, Rock City and Cirkut. More info soon. Confirmed songs: 1. I Got You 2. Dance Like We’re Makin’ Love 3. I Bet
  • Blur – The Magic Whip (Album)

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    British rock band Blur is ready to release their eighth studio album “The Magic Whip”. Project will be published on 27th April 2015 via Parlophone Records. 1. Lonesome Street 2. New World Towers 3. Go Out 4. Ice Cream Man 5. Thought I Was a Spaceman 6. I Broadcast 7. My Terracotta Heart 8. There Are Too Many of Us 9. Ghost Ship 10. Pyongyang 11. Ong Ong 12. Mirrorball Lonesome Street Go Out
  • Madonna – Ghosttown (Don Diablo Remix)

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Queen of Pop Madonna releases official remix for her song “Ghosttown”. Single is remixed by Don Diablo. Artwork is fan made.
  • Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Rihanna is back with her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money”. Song is produced by DePuTy. Written by Rihanna and Bibi Bourelly. This one will be featured on her highly-anticipated eighth studio album, to be released this year via her new label Westbury Road Records/Def Jam.
  • Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – Bloodstream (Video)

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ed Sheeran connects with Rudimental to remake his song “Bloodstream”. First version was produced by Rick Rubin but the band added additional drums.
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    Beats Music Now

  • 2014 Streaming Music Statistics

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Music Industry revenue statistics have been released for 2014. Read the RIAA full report here. Streaming music continues to be an ever-growing piece of the music industry. Highlights include: ⬥ Paying subscribers to on-demand music services in the U.S. have tripled since 2011. ⬥ The difference between digital downloads and streaming revenues has narrowed – streaming is approaching $2 billion while downloads have decreased to $2.6 billion. ⬥ United States paying subscribers grew 26% to 7.7 million in 2014. The whole pie looks like this:
  • Beats Music Reported To Pay 1.8 Cents per Stream

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    David Harrell is a musician in the indie rock band the Layaways which has self-released four albums. He reports that Beats Music payed out an average of 1.801 cents per stream from his December 2014 CD Baby account. His graph below shows the difference between the current Beats Music payout and average Spotify payouts (0.428 cents) for the last few years. It is not surprising Beats Music is a higher rate. Spotify averages two tiers of users — paying subscribers (high rate) and free users (low rate paid by advertising). Spotify’s average payouts will naturally be lower than Beats…
  • Apple Launching Music Streaming Service Without Beats Music Branding

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Apple will be launching their iTunes music streaming service in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). According to music industry sources, the Beats Music branding will disappear and the service will be “based on technology acquired from Beats Music, including curated playlists, cloud-based libraries…” The current price point is $7.99 which is $2 less than the current Beats Music subscription. iOS and Android will be supported on the mobile side while the service will be integrated into iTunes for Mac users. There has been no mention of web browser support.
  • Led Zeppelin On Beats Music

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Led Zeppelin catalogue now available on many streaming services incl. @Spotify, @Rdio, @Deezer, @Rhapsody, @GooglePlay, @TIDALHiFi & more. — Led Zeppelin (@ledzeppelin) February 24, 2015 … and Beats Music. For those who care, Led Zeppelin now has most of their albums streaming on Beats Music. About a year ago, Spotify announced they were streaming the Led Zeppelin catalog. Spotify had an exclusive… up until now. With the release of the remastered 40th year anniversary version of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin opted to allow most streaming services to carry their catalog…
  • Apple Hires DJ Zane Lowe

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    DJ Zane Lowe has announced his new employer will be Apple. He will be leaving the BBC Radio 1 after 12 years of nurturing his radio show to be a loud enthusiastic romp through new music discovery. His candid interviews of some of the biggest names in music are top-shelf also. Neither Apple nor Lowe have said what his position will be. The speculation that Apple is seeking big talent in the music-influencer category is an obvious one. As we’re waiting to see what Beats Music becomes, adding Lowe to their arsenal of curators is nothing short of a victory. Hiring Lowe may be an indication…
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Tidal’s streaming platform: the day the music died

    Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service has set the internet alight with this kick-in-the-nuts to the industry, a ruse to make rich artists get paid even more whilst further alienating pretty much everyone who has never had a number 1 hit. See the awkward press conference video above. Tidal has been announced as the world’s newest music streaming subscription service, that’ll set you back $20 a month – a long-shot in a market where Spotify is considered expensive. Parading a clique of chart illuminati buddies including Kanye West, Madonna, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Beyoncé and…
  • New acts announced for Love Saves The Day 2015

    Dan Vaughan
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Love Saves The Day 2015 has added big names to its line up and announced stage details. About Love Saves The Day: 23rd- 24th May ¦ Eastville Park, Bristol Tickets: from £33.45 Website: Love Saves The Day 2015 has added a host of new names to its festival roster, including dance legends Groove Armada. ‘Numbers’ label co-founder Jackmaster and Bristol’s own RnB singer, Raleigh Ritchie, will also play the festival, as will dub, reggae and roots heavyweights David Rodigan MBE, Horace Andy and Jah Shaka in an special all-day session from the epic Channel…
  • Cheerleader announce new EP details

    Aimee Davis
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Following their successful shows at this year’s SxSW, Cheerleader will release ‘The Sunshine of Your Youth EP’ on May 18th via Bright Antenna Records. A collection of four songs, which epitomises Cheerleader’s gorgeous, hazy pop including the title track which is Cheerleader at their anthemic best; shimmering guitars, killer melodies and an infectious chorus: The EP is a taster of what’s to come on the band’s debut album to be released later this year. The band is currently supporting The Wombats on their US tour. They’ll play UK shows later in the year.
  • Two Cartoons stream EP in it’s entirety

    Aimee Davis
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We featured their title track ‘Lost Boys Club’ earlier this year and now Two Cartoons are streaming the whole EP in all it’s glory. After selling out the launch party for the EP last week, it includes title track and lead single, ‘Lost Boys Club’ which perfectly harnesses the surf rock vibes of the likes of Wavves, whilst managing to firmly stamp their own authority on the genre. Two Cartoons are New Zealand duo Isaac and Bradley whose playful, yet excellently executed song-writing shines through on tracks such as the energetic summer anthem, ‘Horizon…
  • Review: The Cribs – ‘For All My Sisters’ (out now)

    Alex Stott
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Review: The Cribs - 'For All My Sisters' (out now)3.9NEN RATINGA lot has been said for British bands being able to consistently come up with the goods, and the anticipation of a new The Cribs’ album was no different. How many can say they have been able to keep existing fans happy as well as bring commercial success? Well, for The Cribs, the latter is not nearly as important as staying relevant and true to where it started. It is has been 11 years this month since their debut heralded in a new take on British indie to match contemporaries at the time such as Libertines, but are they…
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    Guitar Lessons and Equipment

  • How to play the Guitar.

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    How to play the guitar?                            First rule, there are no rules.What's the point in formulating rules that may limit your natural creative flair? It' s obvious that most people play an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar (i won't talk about classical guitar for it is not my core competence) following a standard setting. But if you go to play it differently, and you can obtain an interesting sound, do it! A few tips can be given to you by others, but ultimately no one has written in…
  • 2 Classic Blues Solos for intermediates and advanced players

    Francesco Settesoldi
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Today I'd like to mention 2 Classic Blues Solos for intermediates and advanced players. Star slow, gradually increase speed.- Help the poor (Robben Ford's version): very bluesy and jazzy, not for beginners in fact only advanced players can play it really good, but you can start at your own level. The solo is not only based upon the pentatonic scale so there are a few interesting variations.- Mary Had a Little Lamb (Stevie Ray Vaughan) : typical pentatonic solo but super fast and good to improve with bendings and dexterity, Vaughan being one of the hardest players to play at original…
  • 5 things that won't help you while playing the guitar.

    Francesco Settesoldi
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Here are 5 things that will NOT  help you while playing the guitar:1 Thinking about other things and staying with you head in the clouds". This does not mean that you have to stare at your neck and "control" every movement, but exactly the opposite.It is much more like being "in the moment" and enjoying what you are doing, trusting that your mind and your body will play on autopilot (because of practice), but at the same time being aware of what you are doing. 2 Have a strong hand. It is good to have strong fingers when you are pressing the strings (here's a tool to improve your…
  • Guitar: 4 songs to practice Bar Chords

    Francesco Settesoldi
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
     Here are 4 great songs to practice Bar Chords:- Smells like teen Spirit: one of the first I learned- Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), one of the first I learned- Basket Case (Green Day) : more advanced, massive use of bar chords (power chords)- How You Remind Me (Nickelback) : massive use of bar chordsMake sure Subscribe to my Newsletter to get the latest updatesYou can surf the Categories section (right sidebar) to find more of articles like this.If you are a Guitar Teacher/Guitar Artist and you want me to review/advertise your valuable product, click…
  • Good guitar tips for beginners

    Francesco Settesoldi
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Here are 4 books with good guitar tips for beginners:Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for BeginnersGuitar For Absolute BeginnersHow To Play Guitar: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners - Level 1Justinguitar.Com Beginner's Guitar Course (Book & 2 Cds)The Guitar in the image is a Gibson Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar, Silver Burst, direct link is not supported so click on the link and you'll be redirected on Then, type the guitar's name and you'll be able to see its features. Make sure Subscribe to my Newsletter to get the latest…
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  • Utama Vilain (2015) - Telugu Movie Song,Lyric and download.

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    Movie : Utama Vilain (2015) Starring : Kamal Haasan, PoojaDirector : Ramesh AravindMusic :: GhibranLyrics :: Kamal Haasan, Ramajogayya ShastrySong 1 : Lavve Lavva  {mp3}              Lavve Lavva {lyric}                     Lavve Lavva  {download}Song 2 : Kaanuke Bondu Malli {mp3}              Kaanuke Bondu Malli  {lyric}                   Kaanuke Bondu Malli {download}Song 3 :Thandhanatthom…
  • Naa Rudhirapu Oka - Song Lyric from Utama Vilain (2015) Movie

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Music : GhibranLyrics :: Kamal Haasan, Ramajogayya ShastrySong LyricNaa rudhirapu oka gunamNa pranam vedilenchena Oka kanam varokarene bagavanAnta barencha galana tholu Ku rande aa bagune vecharinchadham Tamare nadune sri naduneSesuvudu nayi vandanamTandrulaku ra ra budata raChara val guravay na suwarnaMane makshanamuna sunandaLelalu kalara ra ra budata raMaku asammatam may sagaAa swaram pay japenchu namamNasteka maykala nenna dayvamaneVesvama goshencha heranya Puthruday narahari nadudaya Takshanama aa tapu dede naNama smaranamu chayunu Vere vala murthyum jai…
  • Srushiti Niyamam - Song Lyric from Utama Vilain (2015) Movie

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Music : Ghibran Lyrics :: Kamal Haasan, Ramajogayya ShastrySong LyricSrushiti niyamam evarediKayam maranam galeke araDeepam laga mayam pranamGagana gantapula laka prakaramLokama oka mate banthe mate banteOooo mate banthe ne chute tiregaPrate oka bante antam ayipoda Maha taaajamu suryude tajamuKuda maro yugamuna basmammu Kada....kalege malega nelayamuAndu uuduku dravamu cheguruMaluchu paregi podame urudu Ruksham tana maranamu tonaNatunu vetanam velunta nennuPolena vaktheke usuru osuguta Kartavyamu anuko nedi antuVedega vamsa dhara vyapteChandate varamu kaga Rase…
  • Thandhanatthom - Song Lyric from Utama Vilain (2015) Movie

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Music : GhibranLyrics :: Kamal Haasan, Ramajogayya ShastrySong LyricThandhanatthom neku anketamEe vellu pata aha ee villu pata Andukova kalamma talle....Tana tandana antu 7 swarala Laku ragam kate.. (x1)Oru nedha me dapu bajaru koteBanjarupu... vejara malam thooooChendhantu gaja kate cheru antuDandala kate (x1) ajunaku pasupadhaAsthram pogena nada pogena adaApudanta ada bothunna....paynaNenge kenda nala madhyana vellabuVerudu avatharam asaa lokalu machateOraye brammaye (x1)thanthom (x1)Aaaa karnugala davudane namaDhagunay vedhamay taselu ganche Nada tanuvu anuvanuvu siva…
  • Kaanuke Bondu Malli - Song Lyric from Utama Vilain (2015) Movie

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Music : GhibranSinger : PadmalathaLyrics : Kamal hassanSong LyricKaanuke bondu malli kayvasamKavugele akala..dhahama...Ardanam AaaaardanamKaanuke bondu malli kayvasamKavugele akala..dhahama...Ardanam AaaaardanamKaanuke bondu malli kayvasamKavugele mela mela verahamayAlalayi kadalelo pranayama payanamuAyi parugede padava nay kalanuGanete karegi mayithe matakuMay dahamay talapu vedanu Edanu takaga maya manmaduDene coola saranu kanukayiKayvasam kavugele akala..dhahama...Ardanam AaaaardanamMapala malayunam manasula Pana vayaga mavunamay chaladaMohamay kala boyada sarasa galamSangita…
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    How to Sing Better

  • 3 Things I Disagree With Speech Level Singing About

    Andy Barnes
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    Speech level singing, if you haven’t heard of it, is a technique that teaches that singing should be as natural and easy as speaking. Now, I think we can all agree that speaking is a natural and easy thing to do, and while I do believe that you can sing freely and easily, there are some things about singing that differ greatly to speaking, which we will explore later on. While speech level singing has certainly been around for a while (at least 30 years), and there is no doubt it has benefited many people, there are gaps in speech level singing itself that I would like to address in…
  • 5 Tips To Blitz Your Audition For The Voice

    Andy Barnes
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    We have all heard of the TV show “The Voice”, with the novel idea of having the judges only listen to the voice during the audition while not being able to see the contestant. Even though there are several steps that a singer will need to take to just be able to sing for a blind audition, in this article I want to share 5 tips that I believe will help you to blitz the actual blind audition, whether you are chosen or not. There are many factors on why some singers are chosen and others are not. I have seen some very good singers with great voices and vocal technique get rejected in…
  • Learning To Sing Does Not Need To Take Hours A Day

    Andy Barnes
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Did you know that learning to sing does not need to take up hours a day? Did you also know that you can actually improve if you practice the right things for 15 minutes a day? If you didn’t, then I hope you find this as good news. In this post, I want to talk about the things you need to learn and practice, so you can start on your “learning to sing” journey if you haven’t already. So, let’s get started……. Learning To Sing – Correct technique The first thing you need to do is to learn correct technique. I have talked about this endlessly in a…
  • My Top 2 Breathing Exercises For Singing Effortlessly

    Andy Barnes
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    In this article, I want to cover my top 2 breathing exercises for singing which will help you to sing effortlessly. It’s obvious that breathing is absolutely fundamental to singing, but you would be surprised a how many singers do not breathe correctly when singing, and it can cause all kinds of issues, such as running out of breath during a phrase etc. Before we get into the exercises, I want to cover what actually proper breathing is, so that when you get to the exercises, you are practicing the right thing. So let’s explore my top g=breathing exercises for singing. What is…
  • Learn How To Sing Better For Girls And Increase Your Range

    Andy Barnes
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:49 am
    In today’s post i want to focus on the topic – how to sing better for girls. I have previously written a post that talked about how to sing better for guys, but today it’s the girls turn. If you find you have a limited vocal range, and you struggle to hit those high notes, then this could be the article for you. Even though male and female voices do differ, both sexes suffer from the same fundamental vocal issues, and they both have to learn how to mix the voice correctly in order to achieve a consistent vocal line. Lets get started then…… How To Sing Better For…
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  • Jarmel Reece – Judgment Day

    Team Musik
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    About Jarmel Reece: JudgMent Day; This video summarizes the history of St.Louis in a four minute song. This is the launch video to be able to create awareness for this very creative song and Jarmel Reece up coming album Chest not HangMan. This song also gives insight on the state of the city after the Michael Brown situation had occurred. We have also shoot the real video. The Song starts off with Malcolm X “Who Taught You to Hate” speech. Controversial lyrics Why Music Inspires Jarmel Reece: The way it reflect every part of the world with millions of different perspectives…
  • BINK$ WIN$TON – Nickels Dimes & Dubs

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    About BINK$ WIN$TON: My name is BINK$ WIN$TON and I’m from Oakland Ca. Recently I’ve been featured in MURDER DOG MAGAZINE and placed as a TOP 5 finalist in the Jack’N For Beats/Who Got Bars Competition in Oakland (sponsored by Jack Daniels and Atlantic Records). This video is the promo video for the single off of my upcoming EP “StartUp Money.” Why Music Inspires BINK$ WIN$TON: With music you can do more than just entertain. You can get messages across that could otherwise get lost in conversation. People feel music, and more times tha not emotion can be more…
  • Grey – BIBINI NI BA

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    About Grey: GREY is a Ghanaian rap artist, He is the HIPLIFE general. His music is a symbolic reflection of passion, energy and all the social and economic realities of his personal experiences in life. He is like an outlet or voice for the victims of some realities of life, such as, love, hate, poverty and riches. Originally born YAW KARIKARI ANTWI in Accra in the early 1980’s to parents madam AKUA OYE, who is a retired caterer in Accra, and Mr. KOFI KARIKARI.GREY’S father has been unknown to him up till date, it is for this reason also, that he has greater inspirations in music, the…
  • CuzOH – The Real

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    About CuzOH: “My mind in space communicating with satellites station,” well something like that. That was one of the first bars from CuzOH’s new EP entitled, “Cuz I Can.” After hearing those lyrics I knew I was in for something different. Different in the way it will be something that I have to listen more than once not because of beats but because of actual lyrics. CuzOH’s lyrics show an ambition to be something better in hip-hop and bring forward a sound we have been missing for a little while now. On my favorite track on the album, Cuz raps about the regular rap subject matter;…
  • Raf Z feat. Marigold – Everything I Do

    Team Musik
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    About Raf Z: Raf Z is a Toronto-based producer who has been lurking in the shadows of Toronto music scene for the past few years. Although he’s been known to mess around with many different styles of electronic music, club music seems to be his preferred weapon of choice. Why Music Inspires Raf Z: The best part of being a musician is the ability to change people’s mood. You can make them feel sad, happy, motivated, sentimental, etc All within a span of a few minutes or seconds. It’s a great power and it’s what motivates me to write. Follow Raf Z: Website: none…
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    Music Universe

  • Bloc Party are no longer Bloc Party

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    Bloc Party aren’t the Bloc Party that we all used to know. 10 years after the release of their breakthrough record Silent Alarm bassist Gordon Moakes has confirmed that he has officially left the band. “I’m not involved in the latest incarnation of Bloc Party. I’m now focussing on Young Legionnaire.” Young Legionnaire are a British three-piece who released their debut album Crisis Works in 2011. It follows the departure of drummer Matt Tong in 2013 and now leaves frontman Kele Okereke and guitarist Russell Lissack as the only two original members. It’s yet to be announced…
  • Muse announce ‘Drones’ will hit shelves on June 5th

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Muse will release a new album, titled Drones, on June 5th. Drones is the upcoming seventh studio album for the English stadium rockers. Singles Psycho and Dead Inside have already dropped and after listening to both of them on repeat, we’re very excited to hear the new album. When asked recently about the themes of the album, frontman Matt Bellamy suggested there were themes of deep ecology, the empathy gap, and World War III. “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse,” says Bellamy of the record. “The world is run…
  • Vivid LIVE 2015 announce massive lineup

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    Vivid LIVE‘s huge 2015 lineup has been announced. Joining  Morrissey (announced last month), will be performances from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns, TV On The Radio, The Drones, Flume and The Preatures. This year’s Vivid LIVE will include 10 nights of Australian exclusive performances in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, also featuring shows from Bill Callahan, Squarepusher, Royal Headache, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Dress Up Attack! and more. FCX will celebrate 10 years of the Future Classic label, with two shows featuring sets from Flight Facilities, Seekae, Hayden James,…
  • The Black Keys cancel 2015 Australian tour

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    Blues rockers The Black Keys have cancelled their upcoming Australian leg of their Turn Blue World Tour, including their appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest. The cancellation of The Black Keys 2015 Australian tour follows a shoulder injury sustained by drummer Patrick Carney in January this year while body surfing in the Caribbean. The injury promoted the band to cancel their European dates, and while they hoped to resume touring by April, they have now announced the recovery process will take longer than hoped. “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April…
  • Mumford & Sons Announce Third Studio Album ‘Wilder Mind’

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Mumford & Sons have announced that their third album Wilder Mind will be released May 1st, 2015. And it will be without their signature banjo sound. Wowza! Recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine), Wilder Mind features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demo’d at Aaron Dessner’s (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn. Wilder Mind marks a significant departure for the young British band from their previous records,…
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman in new Movie Trailer ‘Last Knights ‘

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman in new Movie Trailer ‘Last Knights ‘ In Select Theaters & On Demand 4/3! Academy Award® Nominee Clive Owen delivers an electrifying performance as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master (Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman) in this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance. Last Knights is an upcoming action film starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman in the lead roles. It centers on a band of warriors who seek to avenge the loss of their master at the hands of a…
  • Watch new video from Smashing Pumpkins “Drum and Fife”

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Watch new video from Smashing Pumpkins “Drum and Fife” Here’s what Billy Corgan had to say about the video in a press release: I asked, albeit in an allegorical way, for the video to represent what our returning soldiers are going through with PTSD, and I feel that the directors captured that with poignancy. I couldn’t be more proud of the message we’re sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting. Music video by The Smashing Pumpkins performing Drum + Fife. (C) 2015 Martha’s Music   On March 25, 2014, Corgan announced he had…
  • Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announces solo album ‘MG’ +Video

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announces solo album ‘MG’  +Video Depeche Mode co-founder Martin Gore will release a solo album next month, now sharing a video for one of its tracks. ‘MG‘ is the second lone full-length from Gore and follows on from 2003’s ‘Counterfeit²’. The 16-track instrumental LP will be released on April 27 via Mute. First, watch the video for ‘Europa Hymn’ below. ‘Europa Hymn’ is the first taste of ‘MG’ – Martin Gore’s upcoming 16-track electronic instrumental album – out on 27/28…
  • Suicide Squad Director Teases a Trip to Arkham Asylum

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Suicide Squad Director Teases a Trip to Arkham Asylum Release Date: August 05, 2016 Director: David Ayer Written By: David Ayer Cast: Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Will Smith Synopsis: A government agency recruits some of the deadliest villains in DC Comics lore to embark on dangerous missions. This film will be a continuation of WB’s shared DC cinematic universe. Pre-production continues on Warner Bros.’ upcoming Suicide Squad and director David Ayer has released another image from the set, this time teasing a trip to DC’s most…
  • YES! Deadpool: Official image of Ryan Reynolds in costume

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    YES! Deadpool: Official image of Ryan Reynolds in costume   Meet Ryan Reynolds’ take on Deadpool – and here’s the first official synopsis for the X-Men spin-off too… Well, if you were one of those who said you’d never believe a Deadpool movie was happening until you saw Ryan Reynolds, in costume, on the eve of production, then this is your moment. The Deadpool movie is definitely, definitely happening. Ryan Reynolds has Tweeted the first official look at himself in the Deadpool costume, and given that that’s what you came for, let’s start with…
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  • Live: Ian Siegal @ The Jazz Cafe.

    Simon Reed
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    Ian Siegal could well be the most accomplished blues musician you might possibly have never heard of. Born in Fareham in 1971, it’s been said that if Siegal had been performing and recording in the 1960s, his name would likely now resonate alongside such luminaries as Joe Cocker and Van Morrison. Given the hatful of... The post Live: Ian Siegal @ The Jazz Cafe. appeared first on RockShot.
  • Festival: Forgotten Fields @ Eridge Park.

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    The creative minds behind Kendal Calling bring you Forgotten Fields, a ground breaking new festival, Forgotten Fields, at Eridge Park in East Sussex. Celebrating 10 years of Kendal Calling, the Cumbrian team are launching a show in the South of England their vision that captures the heart and spirit of the original festival, and condenses... The post Festival: Forgotten Fields @ Eridge Park. appeared first on RockShot.
  • Rock Media: Christina Martin. It’ll Be Alright.

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Canada’s Christina Martin has announced she’ll be returning to the UK for 5 UK shows this Spring, to support the release of her fifth studio album, ‘It’ll Be Alright’ out April 20 on her own Come Undone Records Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus,... The post Rock Media: Christina Martin. It’ll Be Alright. appeared first on RockShot.
  • Rock Show: Squeeze. Cradle To Grave.

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    Squeeze, the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, are to play an extensive UK tour in the autumn – their first, as a band, for three years. As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as Cools For Cats, Up The Junction... The post Rock Show: Squeeze. Cradle To Grave. appeared first on RockShot.
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  • Fruit Bomb Share ‘Normcore Girlfriend’ From Art Is Hard’s ‘Family Portrait Pt. II’

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    At the end of April, Bristol/London bloody awesome indie label Art Is Hard Records will release their second Famiy Portrait compilation album. Back in 2012, the first iteration of this release featured the likes of Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Keel Her, and Gum. This one, creatively titled Family Portrait pt. II, will feature music from self proclaimed “butt punx” Bruising, shoegaze/dreampop group Living Hour, Brighton post-punks Abattoir Blues, and surf fuzz quartet Fruit Bomb. Following the release of Living Hour’s ‘Steady Glazed Eyes’ and Abattoir…
  • 10 Free Songs You Need To Download

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Once a week (or more often if we’re feeling frisky) Overblown gathers together the best free music we’ve uncovered that week all in one place for your downloading convenience. Think of us as the Kwiki Mart of music downloads, a vending machine of aural pleasure, a takeaway of tuneful melody. Enjoy!   Phone Home – ‘Bean’ Let’s be entirely fair here, post-rock has been done to death. The most adventurous bands of the genre are past their best, and the newcomers are often derivative of second tier bands from the first wave. This is what makes Phone Home…
  • Listen To ‘Damn, Gravity’ By OKAY KAYA

    Jamie Coughlan
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    I’ve mentioned this before, but, in the modern world of tweets and instagram, mystique is solely missing. This makes 23-year-old OKAY KAYA a refreshing prospect. There’s not really too much information about her. She grew up in Norway, play in her brother’s metal band, relocated to New York, and creates some delightfully ethereal and melancholic music. The music and video for her track ‘Damn, Gravity’ is a beauty. The video’s like a less party centric version of ‘1979’ by The Smashing Pumpkins. In fact, perhaps this is the post-party video. The…
  • Wolf Alice @ Oran Mor Glasgow, 23/3/2015

    Siobhan Smith
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    As far as I’m concerned, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs back catalogue playing as an opener to any gig is a sure fire sign that I am in the right place. Fever to Tell and It’s Blitz back to back, set the scene perfectly for the entrance of London grunge-pop-folk-rockers Wolf Alice, who take to the stage in Oran Mor, on the first night of their UK tour. Attracting a mixed crowd in Glasgow’s middle class West End, Oran Mor isn’t my favourite venue. A beautiful church with a converted basement is perfect in theory but alas, the floor just isn’t quite sticky enough for my liking. The setting…
  • Pinact Interview ‘Totally Lost in New York’

    Martin Wilson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    As make or break moments go, Glasgow punk duo Pinact’s arrived with a bang in their fledgling career. I’m chatting to Corrie Gillies, the band’s chief songwriter and right now the news is all good. They’ve recently announced the release of their debut album Stand Still And Rot on Brooklyn label Kanine Records, home of Grizzly Bear and Surfer Blood. There’s a glint in Corrie’s eye that suggests he’s got things just where he wants them but it could all have been very, very different. Fight or flight, where others would have withered, Corrie chose to fight. It’s Autumn 2014 and…
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  • Rukkus’ 30 Favorite Music Festivals

    Rukkus Admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Being the live music junkies we are, the Rukkus team has been to over 100 music festivals across the country – some major ones and some smaller ones that you might not have heard of. No matter what the size, we’ve compiled a list of our all time favorites – the one where we danced, laughed, and cried of joy at until the wee hours of the morning. Check ‘em out below: #1: Outside Lands The San Francisco-based Outside Lands music festival is held annually in Golden Gate State Park. 2014 headliners included Kanye West, The Killers, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Food…
  • 10 Most Exciting Fans To Watch The Game With

    Rukkus Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    After a good game, we never fail to praise our favorite athletes for their hard work, but what we sometimes forget to do is pat ourselves on the back for being such loyal fans.  This list goes out to all of the dedicated fans out there who stick by their team regardless of  the score.  Cheers! 10. Boston Red Sox Fans Good times never feel so good when you go to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. Red Sox fans are notoriously faithful to their team and we bet most of them can tell us their teams lineup in their sleep. To date, the Sox hold eight world series titles. After the Red Sox broke the…
  • Rukkus’ 100 Favorite Places To See Live Music

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    In this day and age, you never know where the night can take you. I’m sure we’ve all ended one night or another thinking to ourselves–how did we end up at this random spot where the music was way too loud and the food way too mediocre?! Luckily for you, the Rukkus team scoured the country for the best places to listen to live music while enjoying a cold drink. So next time we hope you won’t find yourself standing in a corner at an overpriced club drinking a $47 appletini. Cheers! #1: Moonshine Flats If you can’t decide between a country hoedown and crazy dance…
  • Rukkus is giving away $250 in sports tickets!

    Rukkus Admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Rukkus is giving away $250 in tickets to any sporting event you want! ‘Tis the season and Rukkus is spreading the holiday spirit by giving away $250 in tickets to NFL, NBA and NHL games. Here are the ways to enter: Send us your Super Bowl favorite or write a sports-related haiku about the season this year and send it to (+1 entry) Tweet “I just entered to win $250 in sports tickets from #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) Tag us on Instagram at a sporting event with the hashtag @jointherukkus #jointherukkus (+1 entry) The contest will officially begin on…
  • Rukkus is Giving Away $200 in Concert Tickets

    Rukkus Admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    We’re giving away $200 in concert tickets So you can go see the artists you love for free. Don’t miss the Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, or James Blake tour just because your pockets are empty – join our giveaway. It’s super easy to win. Here are the ways to enter: Shoot us a quick email at with a four sentence poem describing your favorite live music experience (+1 entry) Tweet “I just entered to win $200 in concert tickets from #jointherukkus” (+1 entry) The contest will officially begin on November 17th and end at 3pm on December…
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    Vonj productions

  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 16 “Time to Change the Game”

    vonj productions
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj. TIME TO CHANGE THE GAME Is it you or is it me there’s no story’s in the papers is it you or is it me on the TV screens pretenders is it you or is it me jokers on the radio now this is personal exploitation exaltation money is the name of their game Mantra It is time to change the game It is time to pave a new way Second part That was then this should be now put true…
  • Dignified Fridays presents: Song of Thought

    vonj productions
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Greetings brothers and sisters, on this day I present a song off the VNA album, Song of Thought. I hope you enjoy this along with the weekend. Love Vonj
  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 15 “Sonic Boom”

    vonj productions
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj. SONIC BOOM Frozen in time The twenty first century cries All they can do is look back and listen to historical recorded reels Lessons unlearned while disregard is nearly mastered So let me take you to another dimension where vision is a capable sound There’s a vicious red already canned in a factory you’ll be bought and sold unless you break the ice and set your mind…
  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 14 “One International”

    vonj productions
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj. One International Jamming in a wasted land Jamming for to make a change Jamming in a wasted land Jamming for to numb your pain Disconcerting how humanity judges in generalisations if we made that decision to change our ways we would end this division don’t you know Mantra One International (x3) Second Part Jammings going to cure the land from the disease of greed and…
  • Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 13 “Nothing lasts Forever”

    vonj productions
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
         These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written  these       pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj.                                                    Nothing lasts forever                                               I reminisce when I was a child mamma pushed my swing high towards the sky I want to see my face behind the shinning light Country side where we lived back then not a care in the world I…
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    iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A

  • Janelle Monáe & Jidenna – Yoga – Single

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    American psychedelic soul and R&B singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe is back with a brand new single! The single is Yoga, collaboration with Jidenna. The single was composed by Janelle Monáe Robinson, Jidenna Mobisson, Nana Kwabena Tuffuor, Nathaniel Irvin III and Eleanor Tannis. It was released on iTunes on Mar 31, 2015 via Epic Records. Tracklist: Yoga DOWNLOAD | SUPPORT The post Janelle Monáe & Jidenna – Yoga – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Pia Mia – F**k With U (feat. G-Eazy) – Single

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    F**k With U is a brand new single by American singer/songwriter Pia Mia Perez, aka Pia Mia. The single featured vocal from G-Eazy. The single was produced by NicNac and co-written by Pia Mia, G-Eazy, Bobby Brackins, Nicholas Balding, Mark Kragen and Jazelle Rodriguez. It was released on iTunes on Mar 31, 2015 via Wolfpack and Interscope Records. The music video premiered on Mar 31, 215, directed […] The post Pia Mia – F**k With U (feat. G-Eazy) – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Kat DeLuna – Bum Bum (feat. Trey Songz) – Single

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Bum Bum is a brand new single by American R&B singer/songwriter Kathleen “Kat” Emperatriz DeLuna, aka Kat DeLuna. Trey Songz featured on this single. It was released on iTunes on  Mar 30, 2015 via Global Music Brand and Entertainment One U.S., LP. Tracklist: Bum Bum (feat. Trey Songz) DOWLOAD | SUPPORT The post Kat DeLuna – Bum Bum (feat. Trey Songz) – Single appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Wale – The Album About Nothing

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    The Album About Nothing is the fourth studio album by American rapper Wale. The album was released on March 31, 2015, through Maybach Music Group and Atlantic Records. Tracklist: 01 The Intro About Nothing 02 The Helium Balloon 03 The White Shoes 04 The Pessimist (feat. J. Cole) 05 The Middle Finger 06 The One […] The post Wale – The Album About Nothing appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
  • Hollywood Undead – Day of the Dead (Deluxe Version)

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Day of the Dead is the fourth studio album released by Hollywood Undead. It was released on iTunes on  Mar 31, 2015 via  Interscope Records. The titular lead single of the album, Day of the Dead, was released on October 21, 2014. The second single from the album, Usual Suspects, was released on February 17, 2015. The […] The post Hollywood Undead – Day of the Dead (Deluxe Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone | iTunes Plus M4A.
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    Words and Riddims »

  • Age Gap Relationships – When is the Gap a Problem?

    Chantel'e Marie
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    The Words & Riddims team discuss age gap relationships. This topic was inspired by the rumoured relationship between Kylie Jenner and Tyga. Age Gap Relationship The post Age Gap Relationships – When is the Gap a Problem? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Is it Cool to be a Jamaican in the UK?

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Once voted as the 3rd coolest nationality in the world, Jamaica’s are known for their easy going and laid back attitude. During this Words & Riddims show we discuss the changing dialect and accent of the British youts… How much has Jamaican culture influenced the UK? Are Britons young trying to act Jamaican? Jamaican Culture in the The post Is it Cool to be a Jamaican in the UK? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Immigration Street Radio Show Discussion

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Channel 4 is no stranger to controversy, broadcasting documentaries designed to evoke up emotions and opinions.  Recently I published a post on‘Things We Won’t Say About Race – That Are True’ but prior to this, in late February, it was ‘Immigration Street‘ which caused a major storm within the media. Listen back to the Words & Riddims The post Immigration Street Radio Show Discussion appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • How Should We Tackle Football Racism?

    Chantel'e Marie
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Catch up on the Words & Riddims Radio Talk Show from Thursday 19th February 2015 where we discuss Chelsea FC racist football players and how best to tackle the situation. Also should Black people support a football team that has a long history of racism? Racist Chelsea Football Fans – Live Radio Discussion (Football Racism) The post How Should We Tackle Football Racism? appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Shaggy ‘Number One Lesbian’ features Lesbian in New Music Video – Picture

    Chantel'e Marie
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Music & Culture During a recent interview on America’s Shade 45 program, Shaggy spoke candidly about his career and Jamaica’s perceived stigma towards homosexuals. The conversation picked up socially due to the deejays comments about being ‘the number one lesbian.’ “Sweetheart let me tell you something, you talking to the number one Lesbian. Ain’t nobody love more The post Shaggy ‘Number One Lesbian’ features Lesbian in New Music Video – Picture appeared first on Words and Riddims.
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  • First Listen: Empire’s “Porsha” @TaRhondajay Drops a New Track “Juice”

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Fox’s Empire’s “Porsha” is more than just Cookie’s sassy assistant, she is a talented rap artist that goes by the name of “Lady Herion”. Ta’rhonda Jones aka Porsha gets inspired by the hood classic film “Juice” for her cover and Omar Epps delivers every time with this photo. This is a first listen so let us know what you think! Does Lady Herion have the juice? The post First Listen: Empire’s “Porsha” @TaRhondajay Drops a New Track “Juice” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • Fresh New Sound: @SangoBeats & SPZRKT Creates a Whole New Modern Gospel Sound With “JMK”

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Sango Beats is a fresh new sound for Mahogany MindVerse and we are so excited to be exposed to him. This track “JMK” is phenomenal with SPZRKT amazing vocals and powerful choir sample. This might just catch your spirit, This is so soulful! The post Fresh New Sound: @SangoBeats & SPZRKT Creates a Whole New Modern Gospel Sound With “JMK” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • R&B Vocalist @Klathelyricist Speaks Truth in New Song “Tomorrow”

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    K’la the lyricist has made a huge statement since her release of “All Your Love” on Island Def Jam. Her latest work conveys that she will not be controlled and will stay true to her soul. Also that she is more than just a lady stoner, This girl has SOUL & speaks life in all of her songs. Her last two mixtapes have been so empowering to people across the globe and will continue with songs like “Tomorrow”. One of her greatest strengths in her music is that she is a talented story teller. K’la talks about a young mother who struggles with bills, her…
  • New R&B: Alex Isley Takes Us to “Labrea”

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Look how far you’ve come from where you came from, look how far your going…. Our Songstress blesses our ears with another gem. “LaBrea” reminds us of our dreams, aspirations and goals. This is smooth r&b ladies and gentleman, check it out! The post New R&B: Alex Isley Takes Us to “Labrea” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • Underground R&B Princess @Rochelle_Jordan Releases Album “1021”

    29 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    I do it for my day ones, day ones. R&B’s Underground princess, Rochelle Jordan released another smooth masterpiece titled “1021” just in time for the holidays. The 13th track album includes hit singles “Follow Me” and “Lowkey”. The Toronto singer also did amazing work with her remix mixtape “Killah” and blew our minds with “Playa 4 life” We admire this young lady’s hustle and drive to continue making feel good music for us to bump in our cars on a late night. Rochelle Jordan is an MMV favorite so we ask that you…
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    Bizarre Culture » Music

  • BLOC 2015 – A Perfect Start To The Festival Season | Review

    Bizarre Culture
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    After a 4 year hiatus, spent putting on nights at their wonderfully intimate warehouse space in Hackney Wick, Bloc finally made their much anticipated return to Butlins in Minehead. And a glorious return it was.    Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann Attending a festival at a holiday camp is a very unusual feeling. For any that have been to a Bloc weekender before (or to any of its Butlins-based-brethren, such as the now defunct ATP), it’s a welcome feeling indeed. It recalls vague memories of sneaking away from the family on camping holidays to drink cheap cider with the older kids four…
  • Need to Hear: Seekae – The Worry

    Alex Durham
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    We’ve become hopelessly obsessed with the title track on Sydney trio Seekae’s 2014 album The Worry. A hugely satisfying combination of dark eighties dance rhythms akin to the Drive soundtrack, smooth and jaunty stylistic confidence, and a delayed introduction of a simple organ pump, make this track one of the most exciting things to happen in 2014 – and so far this year too. Sorry we’ve served it a bit late, but it’s  still piping hot. Get the album on digital here. The post Need to Hear: Seekae – The Worry appeared first on Bizarre Culture.
  • An Interview with Kruse & Nuernberg

    Brent Minderler
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    We had the chance to speak to Florian Kruse and Nils Nuernberg, aka Kruse & Nuernberg, producers and DJs from Germany. They have just released their new EP Lost N Free from OFF Recordings. They teamed up with British singer/songwriter Brolin, who has delivered beautiful, melodic vocals to the title song. The EP also features remixes from the likes of ED ED and Sasse, who have maintained the essence of the original song whilst adding the influence of techno. Our take: Lost N Free, a dark, lush layering of synths driven by an enigmatic and moody build-up, is a set of tastefully produced…
  • Introducing: Shift Work

    Navz Sangwan
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Self-professed electronic music chancers Mark and Johnny, aka Shift Work, are making big soundwaves on the scene. Somewhere among their ‘Scaled to Fit’ EP release through Optimo Music, their live performances at some of the UK’s favourite dance venues, continuing to impress their growing brigade of followers and creating a new EP – they found the time to talk to us about creativity in London, cheese analogies and HG Wells. Their interview technique balancing ironic distance and frankness is almost as captivating as their remixes, and we really like their stuff. Crank this…
  • Grimes releases music video for unheard track ‘REALiTi’

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Last year Claire Boucher aka Grimes scrapped the record she was working on, saying her new material “sucked, so I threw it out and started again.” “It upsets a lot of my fans, and I get why it upsets them,” Grimes told The New York Times, and so she started afresh. In her description of the video, Grimes writes: “Since this is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a…
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  • 10 Essential Sets at What The Festival

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Admit it. You’ve either hit up What The Festival in the past and plan on going every year for the rest of your life, or you’re dying to attend and have lost a fair amount of sleep over it. That’s just the type of festival this is. The now fourth-year event held in Dufur, Oregon from June 19-22 has become synonymous with overly stacked lineups, billing a diverse array of artists from across the globe each year. 2015 follows a similar path, looking to please lovers of electronic music with a variety of individual preferences.
  • Break Science, The Floozies, Umphrey's McGee join The Werk Out 2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    In the the densely populated festival world, The Werk Out is managing to not only produce a diverse lineup, but deliver exactly what its fans want. With a blend of funk, jam, and electronica, the boutique midwest festival is any live music fan's dream.
  • [PREMIERE] Rygol vs Willdabeast - Pick Me Up [FREE DOWNLOAD]

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    As if Willdabeast didn't have enough on his plate lining up the 20+ piece Michal Menert Big Band for its April 24th Red Rocks date with Savoy, today the trumpeter and producer debuts his new track with Denver's Rygol, a glitch-hop beatsmith with a head for the Mountain Music of Colorado.
  • [PHOTOS] Kalya Scintilla and Eve Olution 2720 Cherokee STL March 27 2015

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Photographer Michael Miller (STL Homegrown Productions) visited the transformed 2720 Cherokee in St Louis, MO for Kalya Scintila and Eve Olution along with special guests Spankalicious and Alejo for a totally unique night of music on March 27, 2015.
  • Resonant Frequency crafts 30-minute Road to Euphoria Vol 5 mix

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    We've been bumping Resonant Frequency in the office since our premiere of "Like You Like It" last week. Seems our worlds are colliding a bit, because the Austin, TX trio of guitarist Vince Seidl (Diamond Cuts), bassist Landon Reichle (Lando), and drummer Ben Slade (Local Color) assembled the Road to Euphoria Vol 5 mix, which dropped today. 30-minutes of all original tunes follow the powerful opener we premiered. The three-piece is able to repurpose vintage funk into a funktronica setting, and blast the whole thing off on stage.
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    TurnStyle + » Music

  • Tidal for all or just Jay Z’s celebrity pals?

    Guest Writer
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news By Emily Harrison The music industry is an ever-changing beast. Once upon a time the only way to hear a new single or album was to tune into the radio, or head down to a local CD store, but with the rise of the Internet comes the rise of online music. New ways of accessing music are readily available. Streaming – whether the music industry likes it or not – is the future. Yesterday saw a new contender take aim at Spotify’s throne. At the helm of Tidal is Jay Z, a perfect leader…
  • Trey Songz pulls the Trigga: Review

    Guest Writer
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news By Safraz Ali After a lengthy spell away from the UK, Trey Songz treated his fans in London to not one, but two appearances this past weekend. The first was alongside Nicki Minaj as a ‘very special guest’ but it was the second show last night that made headlines. Trey blessed his Angels – and male fans – with a riveting performance that was well worth the ticket price. If you’ve seen Trey before then you know what to expect; throwbacks, guest features, lengthy…
  • Kanye West is a real rock star

    Guest Writer
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news By Ugne Vaske A large number of Glastonbury fans have expressed their disappointment at Kanye West being announced as headliner at this year’s festival on the Pyramid stage on Saturday. Glastonbury is well known for being a contemporary rock and guitar music festival while many others are usually filled with more mainstream, popular music performers. More than 125,000 people have signed the petition against the rapper headlining the festival, though according to its organiser…
  • Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, east versus west

    Guest Writer
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news How privileged are we to see two hip hop heavyweights competing for the crown? Safraz Ali takes a look at the origins, differences and sales of Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole It was The Notorious B.I.G. versus Tupac Shakur in the 90s. It’s J. Cole vs Kendrick Lamar today, a real east versus west clash. The pair are legends in their own right and the music speaks for itself. J Cole’s Cole World: Sideline Story went straight to number one selling an unprecedented 218k in its first…
  • Tinashe – Amethyst: Review

    Guest Writer
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
      Follow @Turnstylelife or like Turnstyleplus on Facebook for the latest fashion, music and tech news Tinashe has released her fourth mixtape, Amethyst, as promised, following her Aquarius tour. Turnstyle writer Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky takes a listen. She goes back to her effortless atmosphere creating roots with the seven track mixtape, named after her birth stone. Amethyst is the sassy sister to her 2013 Black Water mixtape. By the sounds of it Tinashe was doing a lot more than we were over Christmas – she recorded the entire thing in her bedroom during the Christmas…
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    Email Marketing Tips

  • What to Write in Your Broadcast Emails

    Kristen Dunleavy
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Have you ever been so excited about your latest project that you just wanted to scream about it from the rooftops? Well, consider broadcast emails your business’s megaphone. Broadcasts are perfect for delivering your company’s news, whether you’re announcing a new product, promoting a limited-time sale, or keeping readers in-the-know with your latest email newsletter. That’s the big difference between broadcast and follow up emails. A follow up email series contains evergreen content that you send to people at any time of the year, but broadcasts are for time-sensitive information…
  • New in the AWeber App: Follow Up Stats!

    Kristen Dunleavy
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    You know how you can use the AWeber app to easily check stats on your broadcasts and subscriber engagement, all on one dashboard? We listened to your feedback, and we’re excited to announce that you can now keep tabs on your follow up series, too. Just tap the “Follow Ups” icon within the AWeber app, and you can check open rates on each follow up email. In addition to follow ups, we’ve made it easier to check your sent and scheduled broadcasts too. Just tap “Broadcasts” in the navigation bar. Why keep tabs on your follow up emails? If you’re using a follow up series…
  • Boost Your Subscriber Rate With AddThis + AWeber

    Olivia Dello Buono
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    So you want to grow your email sign ups and drive traffic to your website (and who doesn’t?), but maybe you’re feeling lost about how or where to start. There’s good news: Lightboxes and welcome bars can be a great addition to your current marketing efforts and they’ll help you do just that! And now there’s an easy way to implement them into your digital marketing toolkit with the AWeber and AddThis integration! Engage Your Audience in Minutes How does it work, you ask? By tapping into the power of your WordPress site, AddThis can help increase your audience engagement and extend…
  • Building Customer Loyalty: 3 Tips To Get Customers To Stay

    Olivia Dello Buono
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Imagine for a second that the check engine light in your car comes on. It’s time for a tune-up. After a brief Google search, you discover a service station nearby that’s offering a deal for first-time customers — and they have free coffee. Score! You’ve landed on what seems to be a gold mine. Consumers these days know how to find exactly what they’re looking for online. And why shouldn’t they? With a world of information at your fingertips, hunting down the perfect pizza joint, hair salon or coffee shop is easier than ever. Now that consumers have so many options, it can be…
  • The ASCEND 2015 Lineup Is Here

    Olivia Dello Buono
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    We built ASCEND around the modern marketer. The jack-of-all-trades, so to speak. You’ve got your hands in everything from content to SEO, email to social. And you need a conference that can keep up. As self-proclaimed conference junkies, we’ve been there (and have the badges to prove it). We made note of what works and what doesn’t to create that once-in-a-lifetime experience that we would want to attend. We learned a lot hosting our inaugural event last year, and now we’re back to bring you even more of the content you loved. It’s ASCEND 2015. The Lineup What happens when you put…
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    9janimi Channel

  • VIDEO: KCEE – Limba

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel 5 Star music artist Kcee blesses us with the official video to his latest single "Limba" that song that dropped about 24/48hrs ago now has a video. Watch! - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [download url=] The Song VIDEO: KCEE – Limba appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Wale x Don Jazzy x Olamide x Reekado Banks – Allelu

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Wale promised a release and he stood by his word, this time he makes "Allelu" with his Nigerian brethren the likes of Mavin Records Chairman Don Jazzy, the YBNL General Olamide aswell well as rising Mavin Pop star Reekado Banks. Listen! - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio] The Song Wale x Don Jazzy x Olamide x Reekado Banks – Allelu appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Aina More F/ Morell & Boogey – 5th Seven

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel "Following her recent win at this year’s The Big Music Project, presented by Capital FM and the BRIT Awards, emerging female London Hip-Hop artist Aina More is proud to debut her brand new single ‘5th Seven’, which features World Music rising star Morell and new face of Nigerian Hip Hop Boogey, and is taken from her forthcoming sophomore EP For People With Short Attention Spans. Produced by Morell, ‘5th Seven’ sees Aina More in storytelling mode as she tackles various issues from love, lust, and jealousy, to religion and youth culture, with a rather…
  • Kid Konnect F/ Lex, Mojeed & Tec – Dictator Rap

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Ace Producer Kid Konnect hired Lex, highly rated Mojeed and Tec of ShowDemCamp for "Dictator Rap", and murder was the case. - Stream/DL AUDIO DOWNLOAD [audio src=] The Song Kid Konnect F/ Lex, Mojeed & Tec – Dictator Rap appeared first on 9janimi Channel.
  • Shuley Dee – Amem (Prod. D’tunes)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel "Shuley D is Nigeria’s fastest rising female musician to look out for in 2015. She hails from Imo State; a graduate of theater arts of university of Abuja Nigeria, her direction is deeply rooted in Reggae, New Age and High-life, she’s blessed with talents, beauty and a unique style of music. Her Major influences are Faze, J.Martins, Flavour, Timaya, Onyeka Onwenu, don jazzy, oriental brothers and Weird MC, she is currently signed to (MC) Records, she put pen to paper in December 2014, her Brand new hit single Amem, produced by D tunes is a fusion of Afro hip…
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    Modern Granola

  • Sushi Veggie Roll with Gochujang Dipping Sauce

    S Lauren
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I am a huge sushi fan. I love the flavorful nori seaweed, the interesting texture of rice, and the fact that they require chopsticks and very large bites. Like little jewels, sushi feels like a treat. A treat that I can now make on my own everyday, if I so choose, in the form of a sushi veggie roll. The perks of making your own sushi veggie rolls are many. I enjoy rolling them up and being surprised at the shapes and designs that are revealed when slicing them into sushi bites. As long as I have nori in my pantry I can enjoy the revelries of sushi. In my sushi-making years, I have come up…
  • Black Bean Wrap with Carrot Slaw

    S Lauren
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I was raised on sandwich wraps. They sustained me during my finicky elementary school years where they consisted mostly of pesto sauce and pepperoni slices. I was the subject of wide eyes and questioning glances as I lifted a sandwich wrap out of my lunch box when the other kids had two slices of bread with peanut butter in the middle. I felt brave and adventurous for eating something that was exotic to the other kids. Nowadays, sandwich wraps are old news. They’re found at delis, cafés, and restaurants alike. Why? Because these guys are perfectly portable. And this black bean…
  • Coconut Cookie Bliss Balls

    S Lauren
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s 3:00 in the afternoon. I’m feeling a tad sleepy, and a lot like I need a snack! Is this universal? In every time zone is there an enormous cry for nourishment voiced by a million people every time the clock strikes 3:00 pm? In these snack-attack moments, I have found there is nothing more lovely than having a secret stash of already prepared snacks waiting for me. Like a friend in the fridge. I already talked about the magic of leftovers, but what I love about cooking snack food, is that they are created with the beautiful intention of being around for a bit. I love to…
  • The Spring Beauty Bowl with Chermoula

    S Lauren
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    It feels good to be back in the swing of things here at Modern Granola! The first official day of spring is just a breath away, and that means spending much more time outdoors. I love to cook, and I really love to eat, especially when it comes to things like this Spring Beauty Bowl, but I don’t want to spend several hours a day every day cooking for myself. I’ve come to know leftovers as a timesaver and a fun-time space-maker. The Spring Beauty Bowl recipe makes more than one bowl. It will probably make 4 stout servings, but I’m doing you a solid favor here. What could…
  • Leprechaun Lassi Green Smoothie

    S Lauren
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    I didn’t grow up celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I distinctly remember being 4 years old and choosing green corduroy pants for the holiday at preschool because I didn’t want to get pinched. I don’t blame me. Little preschool fingers are disarmingly strong. I also have a vague memory of going leprechaun hunting at one point, but I have never resonated with the more adult, green river, green beer brand of celebrating. Though Irish blood runs through my veins, I never really connected with St. Patrick’s Day. But I think it’s high time that changed, because…
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    SongHits Philippines

  • Kitchie Nadal gets married

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    MANILA, Philippines – Another singer tied the knot before the end of February. Singer-songwriter Kitchie Nadal married her foreign boyfriend Carlos last February 26. On Facebook, Kitchie thanked those who made her autumn-themed Christian wedding very special, such as coordinator Chinkie Uy Agregado, videographer Jason Magbanua, and Mango Red for the photos. Kitchie is well known for hits like “Wag na Wag Mo Sasabihin,” “Same Ground,” and “Bulong.” Source: Visit her SongHits profile:
  • Sarah G. Valentine’s Day

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    “Wala naman pong plano kasi pareho yata kaming may trabaho on Valentine’s Day. May live po kami for ‘The Voice,’ tapos wala, hindi kami magkasama,” Sarah said at the press conference of her newest endorsement, San San cosmetics on Thursday, February 12.   What’s important  Sarah, who is not asking for any gift from Matteo, added that they celebrated Valentine’s last year, but not on February 14 itself. “Ang Valentine gift lang talaga, ang importante lang is pagmamahalan, iyon lang sa akin,” she said. Matteo and Sarah try to spend…
  • Sam Smith wins Song of the Year Grammy

    11 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    LOS ANGELES — Sam Smith on Sunday won the Grammy for Song of the Year for “Stay With Me” — his second win among the four most prestigious categories on the music industry’s biggest night. The 22-year-old singer, who was virtually unknown a year ago, has enjoyed a global following thanks to the tender ballad about a one-night stand.
  • Tom DeLonge Leaves Blink-182

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    After longtime guitarist tells bandmates he’s taking break from group “indefinitely,” Blink-182 carry on with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. Tom DeLonge, longtime guitarist and co-vocalist of the punk trio Blink-182, has left the group, his bandmates announced in a statement Monday. Suspicions began when the band revealed that Alkaline Trio guitarist/singer Matt Skiba was recruited to join Blink-182 at the group’s upcoming headlining set at drummer Travis Barker’s eighth annual Musink Festival on March 22nd in Orange County, California. Soon after,…
  • Blind Filipina Girl Sings Like Mariah Carey!

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Katchry Jewel Golbin, despite her being blind, has touched everyone’s heart with her musical talent!
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    31 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    During April 2015, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Chamilia, a Swarovski Group brand, will donate five percent of proceeds from its “Autism Puzzle Piece” charm to the Autism Research Institute, the primary organization supporting efforts to understand and treat this condition. The brand became interested in supporting these efforts after learning that autism affects one in 68 people under the age of 21 living in the U.S. The figures are on the rise – this is an increase from the previously estimated five in 10,000 children reportedly affected by the condition before 1990. “The…

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Denim Dreams – Photography by Jennifer Massaux for The Untitled Magazine. This page: X shaped rings by Vita Fede. Stud earring by Year of the Hare. Scorpion rings by Nora Kogan. Left: Over sized tee by Tattoos and Eyeliner. Ear cuff by Brute. Earring and rings by Vita Fede. Silver ring by Year of the Hare. Right: Overalls by Cheap Monday. Mood ring by Nora Kogan. Chain necklace by Brute. Step box charmed necklace by Year of the Hare. Left: Denim shorts & suspenders by Mango. Rose gold ring by Maria Black. Crown rings and step box ring by Year of the Hare. Necklace by RJ Graziano.

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    Warner Bros. Records recently announced they’ve signed a global recording contract with Duran Duran. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on a new studio album, their 14th to date. The first single: “Pressure Off” from their upcoming release features critically acclaimed singer / songwriter Janelle Monáe. The new album also includes guest appearances by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Canadian Juno-Award winning newcomer Kiesza. Produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark…

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Jeppe Hein “Please Touch the Art” Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC May 17 2015 – April 17, 2016 Please Touch the Art is a new exhibition from Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The collection features 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Engaging visitors through pieces that are both accessible and surprising, the show includes three distinct bodies of work: Appearing Rooms, a series of “rooms” formed when water shoots up from the work’s gridded base forming “walls” that appear and disappear throughout the day; a large new…

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 13 to 24 May 2015. The face of this year’s festival is Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman. She was a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism. She changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood took her, but never lost sight of her quintessential grace and simplicity. This year’s poster captures the actress, who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman, and starred opposite Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck, in all her beauty, her…
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    Musicblog - The Niche Cache

  • The Girl's Video Of The Week - Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)

    Scott Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    RTJ’s latest visual effort accompanies their frantic and bouncy track Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k) and like much of their output, is a distinct political statement.This completely black and white video beautifully illustrates the futility of violence; A powerful message made even more poignant by its 2 main characters – the white cop, and the young black man. Run The Jewels have been key players in the ongoing debate within music/culture about race and police brutality. (Kendrick even mentions Killer Mike on his track Hood Politics from To Pimp A…
  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (Diggity Doc)

    Scott Miller
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Kendrick Lamar has a pretty good track record. Section 80 was enough to build some buzz, not only in Los Angeles but around the world, it was good enough to have the world eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first album, which happened to come with a certain Dr Dre on board. Good Kid Mad City is widely known as a classic, such is Kendrick's skill on the mic whether spitting fire or telling stories. You get a bit of everything with Lamar but unlike those Jack-of-All-Trades/Masters-of-None types, Lamar is an actual master in every aspect of hip hop poetry.To Pimp A Butterfly takes that to…
  • A Week In Hip Hop

    Scott Miller
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    It's hard to argue that hip hop isn't in a nice wee spot as Kendrick Lamar's album continues to sizzle, but you'd be forgiven for breezing over the releases of Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshit. Both Bronson and Earl dropped albums this week and as you would expect with these two, absolute fire. Bronson did a bit of press for the album, get some insight in this convo with the Breakfast Club We posted the first video off the album on Wednesday but if ya missed it, here it is. All round funk, creative vibes oozing everywhere and Chance The Rapper makes a very cool appearance as well. If…
  • Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

    Nick Robinson
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Josh Tillman is good at lots of things. He’s a gifted songwriter, a wonderful singer and a compelling performer. He’s witty and intelligent. Insightful and entertaining. Basically any time you see him pop up in some interview or on a talk show or some silly youtube promo vid at Whoopdedoodah Fest 2015 or whatever, it’s essential consumption.He did this thing on tour where he lowered a cutout image of a giant iPhone in front of the screen for people to frame their candid concert snaps with. He has his own perfume. FJM’s debut album (2012’s ‘Fear Fun’) was released with a full…
  • The Beast Is G-Unit

    Scott Miller
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:17 pm
    One thing about being a 23 year old who loves hip hop is that I came into my love of hip hop when the business was peaking. While the 90's were definitely the good old days with 90's hip hop serving me very well to this day, when I was moving into my teen years, certain artists and a certain brand of hip hop was on the radio.Many, including myself to a certain extent, look at this period from 2000-2008 or so as a bit of a low period for hip hop but whatever. 50 Cent broke on to the scene while I was at intermediate school and after a few weeks I knew all the words to 'In Da Club'. If you were…
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  • Memphis May Fire at Cone Denim Entertainment Center - Greensboro, NC - 3/11/2015

    Elise Hines
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    With Warped Tour creeping up on us ever so quickly, a lot of bands are dropping new albums and hopping on spring tours to fine tune their sound and stage presence for the summer’s big draw. We got the incredible opportunity to cover Palisades, who were part of the first round of Warped Tour announcements in December. Dance Gavin Dance were also added to the Warped Tour roster in February, and shortly after we attended the Cone Denim Entertainment Center stop of the Take Action tour, Memphis May Fire was also added to the 2015 Warped Tour roster. This monster lineup drew a huge crowd to Cone…
  • The Bouncing Souls at Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC - 3/15/2015

    Barry Knain
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    It’s been a while since Sunday Matinee punk shows were in vogue, but thankfully the Lincoln Theatre was able to host The Bouncing Souls [♫♫♫♫♫] on the last date of their tour. In a packed to the brim event, all walks of life gathered together to catch a glimpse of these punk rock veterans. Tension was building and sounds of the crowd chanting and stomping their feet with hopes of getting the band to take the stage sooner were getting louder and louder.  Bouncing Souls Lincoln Theatre Bouncing Souls Lincoln Theatre Bouncing Souls Lincoln Theatre…
  • Album Review: Lieutenant - If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For a Week

    Jacob Brintle
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    If you've listened to the Foo Fighters in the past, you're familiar with their rock sound. What you may not know, however, is that bassist Nate Mendel of that oh so famous rock band has released his first solo album under the moniker Lieutenant, and it's probably not what you would expect. The sound is very chill with moments of indie pop. Think coffee shop soundtrack. The album is called If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For a Week, which is possibly the longest album title of all time. While this album itself is very even in terms of levels with plenty of dynamics in the…
  • Winter Jam at PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC - 3/13/2015

    Ash Starkweather
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A huge crowd swarmed Raleigh's PNC Arena early to catch some of their favorite Christian acts at Winter Jam 2015. The tour sells out virtually every stop, and families and friends all gather early to grab their general admission seats for every show on the tour. The chatter in the crowd grew louder and more excited as the line wrapped around the arena before the doors opened.Veridia [♫♫♫♫] started the night off with a four song set promptly at 6pm, so most of the crowd missed a lot of their set before finding a seat. The band's set was solid and included…
  • The Gaslight Anthem at Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC - 3/04/2015

    Jay Beadnell
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    New Jersey punk rock champions The Gaslight Anthem returned to the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh for the first time in almost two years. The crowd, composed of a mixture of frat boys, punks, and bikers with their girlfriends, filled the floor in front of the stage an hour before the first band was scheduled to even take the stage.  The Scandals [♫♫♫♫] out of Bayonne, NJ kicked off the show. They're a straight up, working class rock and roll band with heavy punk influences. Their fast paced driving songs with front man Jared Hart’s gravel throated voice made them a…
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  • Hegel H100 (8 Ohm 2x120W)

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Nokta hatasız çil , kutusu köpükleri herşeyi ile eksiksiz.Fiyat kategorisinde rakipsiz bir anfidir.Kendi patentli teknolojileri olan bir markadır. Oldukça müzikal ve detaylı olmasının yanında yüksek damping factor ile baslar üzerinde güzel bir kontrol sağlıyor.8 ohm da 120w , devasal hoparlörleri bir kenara bırakacak olursak düşük omajlı olsa dahi çok geniş bir yelpazeden seçeceğiniz hoparlörleri sıkıntız sürecektir. Üzerinde bir de usb dac barındırıyor , pcnizi direkt bağlayarak müziğin keyfini çıkartabilirsiniz. Bir çok hi-fi dergi ve site…
  • Bluenote S3 Signature

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Temiz durumdadır , kumandası mevcut. Fiyatına göre oldukça keyifli bir sesi vardır (Türkiyede dinleyenler tarafından lambalı cihazlar gibi çaldığı tarif edilir) İtalyan zerafetinin en güzel örneklerinden biri. Bluenote firması signature anfilerinde , eşleştirilmiş yüksek kaliteli transistörler ve özel üretilmiş transformatörler kullanır.Bu da ses ve sahne konusunda daha iyi bir sunum sağlar. S serisinin en üst modelidir.Güncel olarak 2800 euro mağaza satış fiyatıdır. Orta segment cihazlar arasında Türkiyede tutmuş , sevilmiş bir üründür.Yerli…
  • Yulong da8 dsd dac

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    Cihazla ilgili internette bolca yazı bulmak mümkün. Siyah renkte ve sorunsuz. ess 9018 chiplerin en başarılı uygulamalarından biri harika bir usb arabirimi ve hiç fena olmayan bir kulaklık anfisi var. satışı yok. İstanbul&#039;da dileyen dinleyip test edebilir.
  • Definitive PF15TL

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Definitive PF15TL+ Üstün sinema ve stereo performansı. Hem Aktif hem de Pasif olarak kullanılabilir. Çok temiz ve tamirsiz.
  • JBL Synthesis Sinema Takımı

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    4 Adet JBL Synthesis Cinema 8330 1 Adet JBL Synthesis Cinema 8340 JBL Synthesis serisi Gerçek Sinema hoparlörleri 4 adet 8330 (Front Left, Right, Surround Left, Right) 1 Adet 8340 (Center). Orjinal duvar askı aparatları ile birlikte. Hem Stereo&#039;da hem de Sinema&#039;da tartışmasız üstün performans (Stereo için ayrı, Sinema için ayrı sinyal seçeneği). Güncel olarak satılan sinema hoparlörleri ile karşılaştırmamanız tavsiye ederim. Satışta olan seri JBL&#039;in Synthesis sadece USA&#039;de üretilen ve en üst sinema hoparlörü serisidir. Gerçek…
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    NickFever - Music Production

  • NI Compressor and EQ Help Sheet

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    The Native Instruments Komplete bundle comes with several compressors and EQs. So, I made a 1 page reference sheet that highlights each plugins particular forte according to Native Instruments. The following plugins are on the helpsheet: SOLID EQ, SOLID DYNAMICS, SOLID BUS COMP, VC 76, VC 2A, VC 160, PASSIVE EQ, VARI COMP, ENHANCED EQ.
  • BPM to MS

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    BPM to MS conversion is fairly simple. Here are both the equation and a calculator.
  • What's your favorite soft synth?

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    We want to know what is your favorite soft synth? There are so many different software synthesizers! We want to know your favorites... your "go-to" soft synths.
  • Melodic Minor Scale

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Melodic Minor Scale Many people don’t know there are multiple minor scales. We’ll focus on the Melodic Minor scale here. The melodic minor scale is often used when singing is involved because it is easier to sing than the harmonic …
  • How to EQ - Music Mixing technique and tips - EQ Music

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    Audio equalization – EQ Music When you listen to music, you may not notice the effects of audio equalization right away. However, the sound of music can be enhanced through equalization which is one of those music effects that can …
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    Best Car Speakers HQ

  • Best Wakeboard Tower Speakers
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Looking for some new and better wakeboard tower speakers for those times you’re out on the water? We are here to help you find some of the best marine wake tower speakers for the money. Marine speakers are specially made for being out on the water and being able to get wet. These types of wakeboard speakers are slightly more than your typical car speakers because they are made for outdoor and are waterproof and can handle just about all weather conditions. Below we have created you a list of some of Amazon Best-Selling and Top Rated wakeboard tower speaker’s money can buy. The Ultimate…
  • Car Amplifier Wiring Kits – 2, 4, & 8 Gauge Wire Kits
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Having the right and best gauge wiring kits is just as important as the amplifier, subwoofer, box, and deck. They call it a call audio system because everything work and rely of each other. Having the recommended amp wiring kit to support the power from amplifier to subwoofer is crucial. Without having the proper wiring kit you won’t get the true power or sound of your audio system. Not sure what gauge speaker wire to buy? Check out below the chart to see which gauge wiring your need for you system. Without further due, here’s some of the top recommended amp & subwoofer wiring kits.
  • Motorcycle Helmet Speaker Kits with Bluetooth
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Sometime it’s nice to be able to listen to music on a beautiful summer day while riding your motorcycle. Having some motorcycle helmet speakers is always nice to have when on the open road cursing around. There are several helmet speakers you can choose from but not all of them have good quality and are actually worth the money. So we have dedicated this page here to help bikers find the best motorcycle speakers for the money. Without more being said, let’s check out some of the top rated speakers for motorcycle helmets below. Top Rated Helmet Speakers for Motorcycles PictureHelmet…
  • List of Top 6×9 Speakers to Buy
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Having a good pair of 6×9 speakers for your car can enhance the bass and music without having a subwoofer and amplifier. So we have decided to make a page to help people find the best 6” x 9” car speakers with the best ratings and reviews for the best price possible. Below we have made a list of the top 6×9 speakers that sound good in any car. So if you’re looking to make an upgrade in sound quality and bass, I would recommend checking out these speaker reviews we have rounded up. The Ultimate 6×9 Speakers Guide Picture6x9 SpeakerPriceRating Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694…
  • Best Car Stereo with Bluetooth of 2015
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Having the best Bluetooth car stereo can make your life much easier while driving and being on the phone at the same time. You don’t want to be that person without a Bluetooth car stereo that puts you and other lives at risk whiling driving on the phone. Having a car stereo with Bluetooth really comes with its advantages and is relatively affordable for just about anyone. Without further due, let’s take a peek at some of the best-selling stereos with Bluetooth built-in. Top Car Stereos with Bluetooth Reviews 2015 PictureStereoPriceRating Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver with…
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    PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews + Brazilian Indie Music in One Place

  • This is the Breathtaking Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer You Were Waiting For

    Tag Brum
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Beautiful mayhem. The post This is the Breathtaking Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer You Were Waiting For appeared first on PUNCHLAND |Music News + Interviews + Brazilian Indie Music in One Place.
  • TIDAL Doesn’t Make Any Sense

    Tag Brum
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    TIDAL is the artists’ answer to streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and Pandora. According to Jay Z’s earnest speech, this is something that we the people, wanted. TIDAL costs $20 a month which is the same price I pay for Spotify and Netflix. That’s how much I’m willing to pay for shit. The other aforementioned music streaming services though saw a growth in their earnings. Something that CDs don’t even know what it means. The point of streaming services and I’m going to include iTunes here, because some of its functionalities are similar,…
  • Chief Scout Talks Influences, Career, and Music at SXSW

    Gabby Mata
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:23 pm
    I kinda woke up in a haze on Saturday. I had just moved into my friends place for the weekend and due to the rain the prior day actually had a full nights rest. I guess I had so much sleep drunkenness that I completely blanked on the time of my interview with Chief Scout. Much to my surprise, his manager asked to move on later in the day thus saving me. I made it to The Side Bar and texted Jon that I had arrived. There was more people in that tiny little patio than I had seen all week. There was a showcase, Athens in Austin and Dana Swimmer was playing. Jon told me that their bass player…

    Kirstie Plasencia
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    A new, multi-channel audio format has been unveiled at WMC (Winter Music Conference) in Miami called Stem. The great thing about it is that it allows DJs and live performers to interact with different musical elements of a track independently by accessing four different ‘stem’ parts such as the bass, drums, melody, or vocals. Doing this introduces new performance possibilities and enriches the listening experience for fans. Stems can also create new revenue streams for music labels and online retailers to grow their business. The format is very easy to use and accessible to all types of…

    Kirstie Plasencia
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:53 pm
    After tearing up SXSW in Austin, the Nashville band Turbo Fruits were excited to announce their national tour, and new album No Control. The tour kicks off in Brooklyn and will take them all over the country with bands Eternal Summers and Surfer Blood. As for their album, they wanted to touch on more serious themes, while still staying true to their light hearted, funny side. The album is set to be released on April 20th. As if a new album and tour wasn’t enough, today Turbo Fruits is sharing a new song “No Reason To Stay,” produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. You…
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  • Kill la Kill

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    This is the first time I write about anime in my blog, but this one is worth to mention: Kill la Kill (キルラキル) directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi is everything you were looking for: It is extremely (really!) fast paced, with great different animation styles, (similar to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), very well curated music and a splash of colors that you would not […]
  • Mixtape No. 2

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    It is almost Spring and along with it the music fests, parties and beach trips that we love (even if I’ll be stuck at my place studying all Spring and Summer); that is why I decided to make a brand new mixtape; unlike my Mixtape No. 1, this one is faster paced with many techno and bass beats to […]
  • Gabriel Moreno (Illustration)

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    Gabriel Moreno, is a painter and illustrator based in Spain, I liked Gabriel because he is -in a nutshell- what I like about illustrators, black and white images with color splashes, great detail, suggestive but not explicit, creative but within the limits of perspective and understanding, easy to digest. He has a website and Facebook site where you can […]
  • Alexis Ren

    21 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Alexis Ren (1996), is an American model of German/Russian descent, she is currently based in LA signed with Nous and Chic Model Management agencies, it looks like she will be one of the big “top models” in a couple of years. She is definitely my new favorite; sorry Emily Ratajkowski and Emily Didonato you have been dethroned :) […]
  • Mixtape No. 1

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    *Model: Alexis Ren If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that I basically post whatever I see and like in magazines, books or online (mostly online). Based on that premise, I have decided to create my first Mixtape with the songs I have been listening for the last couple of months (some of […]
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    Reschad Oliver

  • 14 songs to make your work awesome

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Directed by Michael Yearby for Playground Music iTunes: Google Play: Website: Share and play the playlist, from Reschad Oliver’s first studio album “Pharaoh” Facebook: Twittter: @Reschadoliver Instagram: @Reschadoliver
  • The Marijuana Effect

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    It’s been a year since Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Do you think Marijuana should remain legal for use? Let me know by posting your comments below.
  • The Responsibility is Yours?

    6 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    I had and interesting discussion with a friend of mines about being born in sin & bondage vs. the responsibility of the person. We started our discussion defining terms like the sovereignty of God, the human condition and slavery & bondage. As we explored the topic he formulated some good points about being born in sin he stated “Due to us being born in sin, it’s not our fault”. He explained when someone is in bondage they are chained to it, they are forced to do its will, our minds in-turn have no other options but to choice it. I disagreed, I said I can empathize with the…
  • Debate w/ Macklemore about Race in Hip-Hop

    30 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Macklemore talks about how white privilege played a part in his success. He also gives his thoughts on the current state of the Hip-Hop culture and how he fits in it. Do you think race plays a part in the success of Hip-Hop today? Also, is Hip-Hop to mainstream?
  • In the Studio

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    The studio is calling me! Time to create great music from my heart. I think you guys will enjoy the direction I’m going to take for this project. You see my inspiration to make great music!
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    Twilight Notes

  • Adam Foster- True Romance

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    My first official single release came out Monday on Soundcloud- extremely proud to finally get this out into the world.  Take a listen below and grab your free download here.   It will be out on itunes, beatport, amazon, spotify and every other music retailer next week so if you’re inclined to buy it you can do it then. All love, Adam
  • Ciara- 1,2 Step (Joe Maz & Adam Foster Remix)

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Take a listen to this future house rework of Ciara and Missy Elliott’s 1,2 Step by Joe Maz and Twilight Notes founder Adam Foster.  Grab the free download below and get amped for the weekend.
  • Sundaze- March Spotify Playlist

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    New Spotify playlist up now from Adam Foster for March with some of my favorite top down, soulful, breezy, laid back sunday tunes. Featuring artists like David Bowie, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Jimmy Edgar, Big Boi, Toots & the Maytalls, MF Doom, Ghostface, James Brown, The Kills, The Meters, London Grammar, Kendrick Lamar, Laura Welch, TV On The Radio, and more…  
  • Manila Killa Remixes Sevyn Streeter + Chris Brown

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    I first heard this absolute stunner of a remix during DJ Enferno’s live set last week at Vibe Las Olas, the nightclub that I run as music director.  It’s always fun to bring in guests from out of town to see what kind of tracks they’re playing- apparently this wild, sweaty, future Rnb is killing it in clubs across the country.  Manila Killa’s Jersey club version of this duet by Chris Brown and newcomer Sevyn Streeter is a step forward in a genre I never gave much thought to. Enjoy.
  • Gorgon City- Sky High

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Brand new single out now from Uk duo Gorgon City, one of our favorites from this fresh wave of UK producers.  Unlike many of the album cuts, this track features no featured singers, just subtle, suggestive vocal samples throughout.  Love this track- wide open and sky high.
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    Day in the Life of a Commercial Musician

  • 5 Reasons to Avoid Using Free Royalty Free Music

    Michael Musco
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    I've been spending a lot of time recently researching techniques to get better SEO results for my website Musco Sound. Part of this process is looking at what potential customers are saying and what type of re-occurring themes are occurring. One of the biggest questions I see online are "where can I get free music for..." followed by people sharing free music resources. You might think this makes me mad, but really it doesn't. A lot of the times I just feel bad because going after free music for any type of project has the potential to end badly.You would think that a lot of this type of…
  • Deconstructing an Approved Stock Music Track

    Michael Musco
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    A lot of times when a new music producer asks me to listen to their music, I have noticed a fairly common issue. In a broad sense it's a problem with the mix but more specifically it is more the levels and sounds of different instruments. I was guilty of this too, and it takes a little time, experience and practice to understand what sounds good alone, and what sounds good in a mix.Sometimes I like to think of it as a musical caricature problem. What I mean by this is that if you think of a kick drum, and the sound of a kick drum, how does it sound to your ears. A lot of newer producers want…
  • RevoStock Stock Music Marketplace Review

    Michael Musco
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    In the world of stock media Revostock is a big player.They host a large array of high quality stock media including a huge collection of after effects and motion templates, stock video, music for productions and sound fx. They are arguably on of the best marketplaces for after effects/motion templates and stock video, but as a musician my main focus is on their music category.I have been a music contributor with Revostock for a number of years, and they are a great agency to work with. The management team has character, and to me that is a very desirable quality. Revostock as a marketplace…
  • The Music Industry Isn't Broken...It's Changing

    Michael Musco
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    I hear a lot of talk about how the music industry is dying, and maybe it is. That doesn't mean music is going away, or that musicians will stop existing. Musicians have existed for hundreds of years and from the time of Beethoven till now musicians just have to adapt to the change. From my perspective this is the best time EVER to be a musician. The walls that were put in place by the big labels and high level industry players are being broken down, and the opportunities that indie musicians have are enormous. This is a great time in the history of music to be a musician, so maybe the current…
  • An AMAZING eBook to Read

    Michael Musco
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    It is not every day where I read something and am blown away, but today that happened. A couple days ago I was browsing through the forums of the Music Library Report and a thread caught my attention. To be honest I don't really remember what the topic was about, but it was something that interested me enough to click it. Anyway, the conversation in the thread mentioned Emmett Cooke, and the eBook he wrote in a very positive way. It got me interested enough to do a quick google search to try and track down Emmett's eBook so I could read it myself.Once I found the eBook and Emmett's…
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    South Bay Event's Blog

  • South Bay Weekend: Modern Times, The Curious Savage, Drink & Draw, TAM, Lunafest & Sunday Funday

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    If you quote lines from the movie “Point Break” in your sleep and before you gas up at CostCo, be sure and mark your smartphone for Friday April 3rd when Point Break Live! drops in on the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. Point Break Live! is a spoof of the 1991 blockbuster classic starring Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, the Zen-surfing leader of a gang of bank robbing adrenaline junkies called the Ex-Presidents, and Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover FBI Agent. Can you Keanu? more info Point Break Live! a live, interactive reincarnation of movie Point…
  • LUNAFEST, Award-Winning Short Films Return to Redondo Beach

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    LUNAFEST, an award-winning, traveling film fest for women by women makes its ninth pilgrimage around the nation this year to at least 150 cities. Established in 2000 By LUNA, makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for women, LUNAFEST is that rare grass-roots looking, corporate charity fixer that packages women’s issues, independent cinema, and local charities into what it calls a “fundraiser in a box.” Any individual connected with a group that empowers women can host LUNAFEST in their city. To be considered as a host for Lunafest, one must first fill out an application. Over 950 films were…
  • South Bay Weekend: Halftoberfest, Hammerland DIPA, Marilyn Monroe, Remembering the Pontiac, Beach Clean Up, Treasure Hunt, Movie Under the Guns & More

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    So it’s the first day of spring and not many in the South Bay will notice a change in air pressure or degrees Fahrenheit, maybe a switch in dress colors from dark to white, but nothing really catchy indicates leaving winter behind around here, day or night. Don’t let the slow destruction of your NCAA March Madness bracket topple weekend fun, get out and enjoy that same-old spring sun. Below are a list of South Bay Events happening this weekend. Sunbathers on Redondo Beach HALFtoberfest at Alpine Village: Friday, March 20, 2015 – 8:00pm – Close Alpine Village is…
  • El Segundo Brewing Co. Celebrates Gold Medal

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Life is good in Mid-Western South Bay west of Sepulveda Blvd. and down-wind from the Hyperion Water Treatment Plant where El Segundo Brewing Company is riding a golden wave of praise and taste. ESBC recently won a gold medal at the 15th Bistro Double IPA Festival last February in Hayward, CA. for their Hammerland Double IPA. A total of 63 Double IPAs and 34 Triple IPAs were judged at Bistro Festival and the list of participating brewers was a quality turn-out with pours from the likes of Bear Republic, Sierra Nevada, Golden Road, Russian River and many others. Also, one of ESBC’s more…
  • South Bay Weekend: St. Patrick’s Parade, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spring Fashion Show, Craft Beer = Pi Day, A Tribute to Pearl Jam, Leprechaun Dash, Cherry Blossoms & More

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    The death of one of Ireland’s most popular super-heroes St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, comes to life this weekend all across the South Bay. March 17th is believed to be the day St. Patrick died and therefore represents the only day wearing green head to toe seems fashionable. One Emerald Isle tradition that’s been a joy to watch year after year takes place this Saturday, March 14th in Downtown Hermosa Beach. Since 1995, what began as a group of Irish-Americans celebrating their heritage has morphed into a great ‘hometown’ local event drawing thousands to the streets of…
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    The Word Is a Bell

  • Our Blue Night

    Rene V
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I heard your strange song playing throughour blue nightGood and tender, heart-strong inventionsplucking lightThe strings that tie me to the moonYour creation swoons across season.This flightOur love... yes... that wild born stars sing so welland mightPlay my name with yours on heaven's eternal radioForever, forever, playing our blue night: The kiss that was,on the lips of every crooner,The kiss that was our blue night 
  • So Many Pages To My Story, A Voice

    Rene V
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    There are so many pages to my story I'm not ready to write. So many places I can't go. It's like cleaning out an attic; I started with a few easy to reach places, simple stories. Then someday I'll work my way to the darker, bug infested corners looming at the edges my mind. Waiting for their time. And then there are some memories, some pages, no matter how difficult they feel, that refuse to remain unwritten.It came to me yesterday like a whisper. While I was listening to the rain during the late-night quiet of my house after my wife and son had fallen…
  • After The Last Note

    Rene V
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    After the last note, I took a breath. Two big lights came on above the audience pointing in on us: the band, the full stage, our gear, the interview chairs, the desk with the famous blue late-night coffee mug positioned at the edge. A camera swung between me and the audience. It had only been one song. A few minutes. A few heartbeats. Not even long enough to get nervous.It's so much easier for me to take any big performance, show, festival, TV, if I can focus on one spot. One person. One object. My Drishti. Play there and only there. Let the crowd…
  • Our First Offical Meeting with a Record Label, Whats It Worth

    Rene V
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    for what its worth My brothers and I had driven up to Austin from San Antonio early in the morning. Feeling high. Feeling invincible. Though the traffic was bad. Though the sky was ready for rain. Though we had a hard time parking. All I was thinking was, 'this is happening... this is really happening.' Our first official meeting with a record label for at a small hotel along the river. Abe checked his phone for the last text, "He's in the brunch area...""brunch area?" it sounded so un-rock-n-roll to me.The concierge pointed us down a long narrow…
  • Big Red, Histroy The Way We Want It

    Rene V
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    big red history the way we want it"How'd she feel about you doing that?""She knew what I was about... Hell that's the thing about border towns man, everyone knows you before they meet you besides... it was party... but that's not even... I mean the next day... the next day got crazy."Our table's crammed with food and wrappers, mostly burgers and the five of us lounging back in chairs bolted to the floor. Good days. My brothers, my cousin, and Dan. All family. We'd already finished half our second record in three days.Of course we were prepared, and that didn't hurt. We had our songs arranged…
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  • Best Bass Headphones and Earbuds in 2015

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    There’s more to being a bass head than just having the best bass headphones: Even if you have something that delivers the most power, it could still be insufficient to rattle your brain the way you want it to. This is because you need to power up these accessories in the right manner in order to achieve the best results. This means that while focusing on buying a good bass heavy set would be ideal, you also need to focus on the quality of the amp that you’re using. In this report, we’ll be targeting the first aspect by helping you to find your ideal product. The only issue here is that…
  • 20 of the Best Headphone Brands in 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Throughout our previous guides and reports, we’ve regularly spoken about the list of the best headphone brands created by Time magazine last year. But, we’re going to come out for the first time to say that there were some elements of this article that we disagreed with. The problem is that creating such a complicated list is an almost impossible task. Why? Simply because we’re all different! Some people are into audiophile-quality sound and love to spend big on a pair of world class cans while others ridicule this will to spend such vast sums of money on something that they see as just…
  • Best Headphones for Metal Music in 2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Finding the best headphones for metal is dependant entirely on which type of music you listen to! This is because there are so many subgenres which can easily complicate things. It’s actually a fact that this genre is one that regularly falls victim to some hasty assumptions. While we can agree that this music can be quite intense, it doesn’t mean that the listener enjoys screaming for no reason and worships death! This is exactly what most people believe. This genre of music is actually incredibly beautiful and you can only realise that through the skill, technique and intensity used to…
  • Best Headphones for Classical Music in 2015

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Buying the best headphones for classical music isn’t exactly common: Generally, not many people wish to buy something for a specific type of music. Despite this, it’s all different when it comes to this genre. You see, there’s just something about classical music that takes your breath away. The detail, the passion, the creativity being demonstrated on the stage – it really is inspiring. A lot of people tend to be reminded of a wide number of aspects including the history, the pillars of emotion and our community! Those that fall deep into the music are the same ones that possess the…
  • Best Headphones under 150 Dollars: 2015 Guide

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:36 pm
    We can argue that the best headphones under 150 dollars are still within an affordable price range! While some people opt for cheap headphones, others go for high-end premium accessories. However, there are also those who’d like to keep their spending in the middle by looking for affordable sets which are associated with excellent quality. This guide is ideal for that latter group of peo