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  • Sam Smith Announces Tour and L.A. Show

    Downtown Lobby
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    After an amazing show at the Greek Theatre this past summer Sam Smith has planned out his next North American tour with another Los Angeles date listed on the schedule. The singer-songwriter will be coming to town early next year on Friday, January 30th at The Forum. That’s a pretty huge leap for Sam Smith who has gained some major popularity since the release of his debut album In The Lonely Hour earlier this year. You can see the full tour schedule after the jump below.  Tickets to see Sam Smith perform at The Forum are scheduled to go on sale to the general public starting on…
  • 'Walking Dead' Actress Helps Rescue Colombian Sex Slaves

    RollingStone.com: News
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Actress Laurie Holden has moved on from killing zombies on television to fighting sex traffickers in real life. The former Walking Dead star was recently involved in an undercover sting operation in Colombia to take down a notorious sex trafficker. According to ABC News, the mission, dubbed Operation Underground Railroad, was the......
  • Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'

    RollingStone.com: Music
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The Foo Fighters' weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." "All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined," guitarist Pat Smear joked, to which Letterman replied, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" But the real highlight comes when Smear admits what he'll miss most about the Late Show is announcer Alan Kalter. Watch Dave Grohl's Surprise…
  • Sleepio is an App That Will Coach You Through Your Sleep Deprivation

    Paste - Recently Added
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Sleepio is an App That Will Coach You Through Your Sleep Deprivation
  • 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single

    Musicgoat
    Corey Koehler
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever think to sell your music by the single? Or have you ever think about re-releasing some of your album cuts as singles? If not you should be. Why? Aside from the fact that fans are starting to shun albums, here are 4 pretty good reasons.. 1) You Stay Relevant Assuming you are not god, […] The post 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single appeared first on Musicgoat.
 
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    Kings of A&R

  • Night Riots & Step Rockets to perform at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory

    deankings
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Two bands to watch including Night Riots & Step Rockets will perform at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this Monday on October 20th. Night Riots has been building a buzz receiving love from critics including MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, All Things Go, NYLON, AV Club, Rolling Stone, Filter + more. Their new single “Contagious” can be heard here. Contact: amber@bigpicturemediaonline.com  Step Rockets who we featured as a top 8 emerging artist continue to build momentum after creating much noise with the song Kisser which hit #1 on Hype Machine and with over 700,000 Soundcloud streams.
  • Rags & Ribbons

    deankings
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Buzz Track: Magnesium Dream Portland alternative act Rags & Ribbons has become a Kings favorite. They play melodic rock anthems driven by classically-inspired piano. Progressive and post-rock influences by way of Queen, Muse, MEW and Sigur Ros color these intricate pop songs, expressing desire, yearning, regret and joy like only pop can. For this relatively new band they scored a big win opening for the successful Alex Care US tour. This is a band to watch. Contact: ragsandribbonsmusic@gmail.com
  • Say Say

    deankings
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Buzz Track: Animal Kings favorite Say Say will perform the KROQ “Locals Only” at The Slidebar in Fullerton, CA. Nov 13th. The single Animal is currently being played on KROQ, and they plan to release new music on October 21st. This indie pop duo could be compared to Capital Cities offering an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop. Say Say started out as a solo project for Reiter in January 2013 but quickly became a passion for Gurtis, who’s DJ background helped to complete the sound. Say Say is a Kings artist to watch. Contact: aaronemorgan@gmail.com
  • Every Idea is a Good Idea – Tom Sturges

    deankings
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Every Idea Is A Good Idea is the most useful book I have read in a very long time. It is a book you won’t want to put down, but that you absolutely must. You must stop reading so you can process and maybe even record the thought bursts that undoubtedly explode, setting off a ripple of “thought harmonics.” It has large margins so you can do exactly that, actually. One moment you’re reading about the natural genius of Itzhak Pearlman and then suddenly you have figured out how to fix the broken gate in the back garden without spending any money. You’re reading about…
  • Plaid Brixx

    deankings
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Buzz Track: Chemistry Plaid Brixx has become a Kings favorite and the band has been added the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon. They will perform October 22nd, at the Living Room. Their debut EP, Chemistry, which was co-produced by lead singer Chris Duggan and producer Richard Baronenk was highly received by Artist Direct where the band exclusively premiered the lyric video for the title track. Duggan has worked and studied with well-known industry figures such as Grammy Award winner Carl Glanville (U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb) and Neil Perry (Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And…
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    AltSounds

  • WATCH | Foo Fighters - 'Something For Nothing'

    Jack Stovin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Following in from their audio release for 'Something From Nothing', Foo Fighters have released an official video. Check it out in the player above. The track originally showcased on Zane Lowe's show last week. 'Something From Nothing' is taken from the new album Sonic Highways which is out on November 10th. Sonic Highways is their eighth album, and features eight songs recorded in a different city in the U.S., as the band travelled across country to some of the most iconic studios in the country to make this record. The creation of the album is detailed on an HBO series that followed Dave…
  • AltSounds Exclusive Download: J.O.S - Big Boys Don't Cry

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    From the heartland of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Marshall Amps and The Ealing Club comes J.O.S. Formed in the birthplace of British rock in 2011, J.O.S. are a four piece band from Ealing, comprising of school friends John O’Shea, Rosie Botterill, Anna Thomas and Joe Steward. Having faced insurmountable odds, this is a band that has seen it all and survived it all. At the heart of this band is their unified belief, both in each other and the music they play. Lifelong Guns N’ Roses fans, this is a band that grew up in the heyday of Nirvana and Oasis, and remember a…
  • Live Review: Chet Faker SOLD OUT Show @ Webster Hall, New York October 16th 2014

    Margaux
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Days later I am still swooning from Chet Faker’s impressive sold out show at NYC’s Webster Hall on October 16. Rising to popularity over the past few years with a viral cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” collabs with Flume and Say Lou Lou, and the Thinking In Textures EP, Chet Faker is now out touring in support of his first full length album Built on Glass. The obvious reference for his sexy brand of electronic-meets-soul music is James Blake, but the live performance of Australian writer-singer-producer (a.k.a. Nick Murphy) showcased a wider range of sound and strengths that…
  • LISTEN | AltSounds Approved #14

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    So a few hours later and I am back with the next AltSounds Approved and am officially caught up with the most killer new music AltSounds can recommend to the world. Much like AltSounds Approved #13, #14 is a hefty playlist at 34 songs long as essentially it is a few weeks worth of recommendations. That said, it's worth the time investment as there is all sorts of awesome music in here from disco, electronica, chill, metal, punk, rock, world, dreamy indie, pop and even a few tracks bordering on classical. There's nowhere else you can listen to a playlist and be subjected to as much amazing,…
  • LISTEN | AltSounds Approved #13

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    So much for every week huh? Well the intention is still rife in me, that said, the end of September and first half of October have just been ridiculously busy for me work wise. I travelled a bunch, worked on some great projects but generally had no time for anything else. The AltSounds Approved #13 playlist is much larger than #12 because it essentially has two and a half weeks worth of choices in it. #14, which I will be working on later this evening will be much the same size as #13, at which point I will be caught up and can hopefully post these recommended features weekly as promised.
 
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    VideoSift.com

  • Beautiful Aerial Drone Footage - Doesn't Always End Well

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    YT: New GoPro 4 Black Destroyed...in 4k!
  • The Newest Game From 'Surgeon Simulator' Makers

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Dorkly: I Am Bread is the newest title from the developers behind the baffling and hilarious Surgeon Simulator - a game that tasked you to perform surgeries on patients with only the barest amount of control over your hands. This time around, you'll be in control of a sentient slice of bread, who flails around a house, desperately trying to toast itself. Somehow Bossa Studios has outdone themselves - who would have guessed being a slice of bread would be crazier than surgery?
  • AFTERGLOW - Lightsuit Segment

    Hiddekel (/music/member/Hiddekel)
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering.
  • Foo Fighters - "Miracle" - David Letterman

    Zawash (/music/member/Zawash)
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Consequence of sound: Wednesday night’s episode of the Late Show with David Letterman featured a full gamut of emotions, from funny to exciting to bittersweet. Marking the third night of Foo Fighters’ week-long residency on the late-night show, Letterman first employed his musical guests for a quirky faux commercial for the law firm of Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, Shiflett, Smear, & Associates. Later, the band hit the stage for their latest all-star performance. This time, they were joined by swamp rock legend Tony Joe White for a stomping rendition of “Polk Salad Annie”. Letterman seemed…
  • "The Walking Dead" Intro...But With Drunk People

    mintbbb (/music/member/mintbbb)
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    dorkly: 'Drunk people are pretty much the closest equivalent to zombies we'll ever see in the real world - they stumble around, barely able to walk in a straight line; they can't really speak, so much as slur words and occasionally groan; and they just want to eat (usually more Taco Bell than human flesh, but whatever). And so Marca Blanca used stock footage of drunk people in place of the sights of the zombie apocalypse that normally fill up the intro to The Walking Dead. And ya know what? It's kinda perfect. '
 
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    Unreality TV

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell Still In The Running For Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE

    Damen Norton
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Let’s play a quick game of movie trivia.  Think long and hard about this one, folks.  Are you ready?  Okay – what do Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Joaquin Phoenix, Oscar Isaac, Ewan McGregor, and Oscar Isaac all have in common?  There are technically two answers to this question.  The first answer is, obviously, they’re all talented, handsome movie stars.  The second less common answer is that they have/are all rumored to be in contention for the title role in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange film.  It’s a list that has…
  • Tom Hardy Circling Villain Role In X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

    Damen Norton
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    In recent weeks, comic book movies have dominated the news cycle due to the heavy volume of hot titles in production right now.  Both Marvel and DC Comics have big projects on the way, with DC especially busy after the revelation of a massive new slate of films which include two Justice League movies, Aquaman, The Flash, and the long-anticipated Wonder Woman movie.  Marvel has assembled all the pieces necessary to unveil their plan for a “Civil War” film, which will see Iron Man face off against Captain America in Captain America 3, a move that has caused many a…
  • WATCH: Chris Hemsworth Battles Whales In First Trailer For IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

    Damen Norton
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    When he’s not dressed in a cape, blonde locks flowing, wielding a hammer of the gods, fighting alongside super soldiers and Iron men, Chris Hemsworth still can’t seem to stop playing heroes.  Whether he’s a huntsman, helping Snow White battle a psychotic and evil queen, or a race car driver who supports his adversary after a serious injury, Hemsworth just loves to play the good guy.  As far as I’m concerned, that’s terrific.  He’s a wonderful actor, and playing Thor has made him a household name, and a bona fide movie star.For his next film, he has…
  • Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie Close To Signing on For DC Comics’ SUICIDE SQUAD Film

    Damen Norton
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    DC Comics and Warner Brothers are definitely winning the media war over Marvel lately, when just the other day, it was revealed that their long, upcoming slate of projects featured a slew of titles that we didn’t even know were in development.  We finally learned that Jason Momoa is definitely playing Aquaman, Ezra Miller is playing The Flash, and we will get not one, but two Justice League films over the next 4 to 5 years.  Not bad.  What was most curious though was the film slated to release right after their next project, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.That film is The…
  • Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead Role In GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Damen Norton
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Scarlett Johansson is one of the brightest stars working in Hollywood.  She’s one of the most talented young actresses in the business, she’s breathtakingly beautiful, and she had a more diverse filmography by age 30 than most actors/actresses have ever had in their whole careers.  She’s tackled romantic comedies (He’s Just Not That Into You), award-winning indie dramas (Lost In Translation), and even comic book movies (The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier).  And if Dreamworks has anything to say about it, she’ll add live-action anime adaptations…
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    Stereogum

  • Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”

    Stereogum
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The internet went into a frenzy on Friday when word got out that Sleater-Kinney’s new career-spanning boxset contained a surprise new song on a 7″ emblazoned with a mysterious date: 1/20/15. We still don’t know what’s going down on that day, but the new song has made its way to the web. It’s called “Bury Our Friends” and it kicks a whole lot of ass. Listen to it below. Read More...
  • Drake – “How About Now”

    Stereogum
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Earlier today, a teenager from Marietta, Georgia uploaded a new Drake track onto Soundcloud. It’s unclear how he got a hold of it, but it’s undeniably Drake and undeniably good. The track was quickly pulled from SoundCloud, which means that it’s probably legit, but we don’t know much about it right now. It could be from Views From The 6 or a leftover from Nothing Was The Same. The songs samples Jodeci’s “My Heart Belongs To You.” Listen below.Read More...
  • Damon Albarn Prepping New Gorillaz And The Good The Bad & The Queen Albums

    Stereogum
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Damon Albarn gave some status updates on the various projects he’s involved in. He said that he’s prepping a new Gorillaz album and is “in the process of reactivating” the group for a potential 2016 release date. It would be the first album for the virtual band since 2011′s The Fall. He also said that a new The Good, The Bad & The Queen album is completely written and just needs to be recorded. When asked about Blur, Albarn didn’t have many concrete plans, but did say this: “I would imagine…
  • Watch TV On The Radio Debut “Could You” In Santa Barbara

    Stereogum
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    TV On The Radio debuted a new song at their show in Santa Barbara on Friday night. It’s called “Could You” and it will appear on their upcoming fifth studio album, Seeds. They also played their new single “Careful You” live for the first time. You can watch video of both below. Read More...
  • Watch Arcade Fire On CBS Sunday Morning

    Stereogum
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Arcade Fire was profiled in a segment on today’s episode of CBS Sunday Morning. They interviewed Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, and a few of the other members make an appearance when they stop by a Montreal-based Ukrainian church where they’ve played shows. They also visited the band’s old apartment, which has since turned into their recording studio and performance space. Watch below.Read More...
 
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM To Report Q3 Results

    Spencer Osborne
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    File under….Thank God…. SiriusXM will announce its Q3 results on October 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  This news is welcomed because SiriusXM has been drifting downward for a couple of weeks now and perhaps the good quarter that the company will soon announce can be enough to apply the brakes on this slide.  SiriusXM already announced higher subscriber guidance, and the company likely had a very productive quarter with financials as well.  While the exponential type revenue growth we have seen in the past may be flattening a bit, the stability offered by SiriusXM is something that…
  • Liberty Media Would Love To Own SiriusXM But Wont Chase It

    Spencer Osborne
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    This week the subject of Liberty Media buying out SiriusXM raised itself again when Greg Maffei stated, “Sirius holders wish they took the deal”, referring to a proposed deal at the beginning of 2014 that had Liberty effectively paying about $3.86 per share to get the half of the company it does not own.  Since that offer SiriusXM has not seen that type of stock price, and the equity currently is trading in the $3.20’s. The initial deal made a great deal of sense but had same passionate opponents.  In most cases, those oppsed to the deal did not really understand the…
  • September Auto Sales Deliver 1.24 Million Vehicles

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Auto sales in September came in at 1.24 million units.  This was up 9% from last year, but well below what we saw in August, which delivered 1.58 million in sales and a SAAR of 17.5 million.  The SAAR for September was 16.4 million.  Charts of the auto sales figures are available to SiriusBuzz Premium members. Analysts are expecting 2014 sales to come in at somewhere near 16.4 to 16.5 million.  This is possible if 4 million to 4.1 million in auto sales can happen in Q4.  Last year Q4 delivered 3.8 million units.  Year over year numbers we have experienced in 2014 have been such that…
  • SiriusXM To Appeal Turtles Lawsuit As Turtles Set Sights On Pandora

    Spencer Osborne
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Fresh off of a legal victory in a lawsuit against SiriusXM, the Turtles are setting their sights on Pandora with the exact same claim.  Meanwhile SiriusXM has vowed to appeal the lawsuit.  SiriusXM’s CFO David Frear stated at an investor conference that the company would appeal, but the argument is not that artists should not get paid. “I think everybody should get paid, and I think everybody should pay, but to get there, there needs to be a change in the laws. And it shouldn’t be coming from the bench. It should be coming from the legislature.” The letter of the law has many…
  • Opie & Jim Norton Stay At Sirius XM

    Spencer Osborne
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The waiting is over and Opie and Jim Norton have announced that the pair will remain at SiriusXM.  The news came out with a bit of confusion for some listeners because of the difference in meaning of “resign” and “re-sign”.  The duo re-signed.  The moment is somewhat bittersweet in that it means that Opie and Jim Norton will not be reunited with long-time but fired partner Anthony Cumia. Details of the new contract are not widely available, but on the “Opie With Jim Norton Show” both hosts stated that they got what could be determined as…
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • Henry Lee

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

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

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

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

    McGuinn
    1 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: Peg & Awl – Click To Play This is a traditional song that chronicles the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the shoemaking craft. In 1801 a cobbler would spend all his time doing manual labor with his primitive tools “peg and awl” to create shoes. But by […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • The Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Hyperdub, Julio Bashmore, FaltyDL, and More

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Throughout the week, a whole lot of material gets posted here on XLR8R. And while we know—and love—that some hardcore readers will eagerly pour over every single news story, interview, podcast, video, and MP3 download that appears on the site, we also realize that for most people, it's impossible to see everything, which means that some quality XLR8R content is likely to get missed in the hustle and bustle of everyone's daily lives. In the interest of making it easier for everyone to catch up, every Friday we present The Lowdown, a weekly wrap-up of the top 10 tidbits from our site. read…
  • Legowelt and Willie Burns Launch Bizarre Online TV Show; Watch the First Episode Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Dutch synth specialist Legowelt and Brooklyn DJ/producer Willie Burns have let loose the first episode of Relics of the Past, a peculiar online TV series which sees the two artists starring in and providing the show's soundtrack. read more
  • Night & Tickets "August Morning in My City"

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    For the final MP3 to appear in our Downloads section this week, we're taking a bit of a left turn in order to dive into some refracted tape manipulations from Night & Tickets. Though we don't know much about the outfit—other than that it hails from Vladivostok, Russia—we do know Night & Tickets' Actually I Really Hate Summer cassette will serve as one of four tapes to appear in the Constellation Tatsu label's "Fall Batch" of releases (all out on November 1). read more
  • Check Out a New Mix from Mount Kimbie

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Ahead of a slew of upcoming DJ dates in the UK and Europe, Warp duo Mount Kimbie has shared a new mix. read more
  • B-Tracks Inaugurate Regular Expression Label with New EP; Preview It Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    The Boston duo of John Barera and Soren Jahan (known together as B-Tracks) has announced plans to drop a new four-track EP, Work It Out, later this month. The release will be the first on new Berlin label Regular Expression, and deals in the same kind of airy, sweeping house that's characterized B-Tracks' previous outings to date. read more
 
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    Popdose

  • Blu-ray Review: “Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection”

    Scott Malchus
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m always suspicious of these specially packaged Blu-ray collections, especially ones that are obviously repurposing previously released discs. However, the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection is definitely one of the finer box sets I’ve come across. The release comes from Universal Studios and covers eight of Spielberg’s films for the studio. Included  in this set are the brilliant restored version on Jaws that came out a couple of years ago, E.T., Jurassic Park, and its sequel, The Lost World. What makes the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection special is the other four…
  • The World’s Worst Music Snob Can’t Get Laid

    Dave Lifton
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    I can rarely predict where a column about music is going to raise my ire next. I’ve all-but stopped reading Lefsetz recently in the name of self-preservation, and on those rare moments when I bothered to open his e-mails I’ve simply laughed at the awfulness of the first few paragraphs before deleting. Fortunately, there is my sister, who is usually awesome and I love her dearly. But right now she’s dead to me. Yesterday, she tipped me on to a column that’s appearing in today’s New York Times Magazine. She tagged me in the Comments section of its Facebook post…
  • The Friday Five: October 17, 2014

    Michael Parr
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: “Keep Me” by Brendan Benson (from What Kind of World, 2012) As much as I dug The Raconteurs’ debut (TITLE) I assumed…
  • About The Kinks Debut (1964)

    Dw. Dunphy
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    The top three bands of the British Invasion are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and…tied for third, The Who and The Kinks? In articles like these where you are supposed to project a voice of authority, you’re not supposed to speak in subjective, first person terms. However I find this an impossible strategy. Although history has seemed to devalue the legacy of The Kinks, I can’t go along with it. Depending on the day, The Kinks are far more influential to me than The Who, which may be an act of rock sacrilege. On better days, The Kinks beat the Stones too. Ray and Dave…
  • CD REVIEW: Arrica Rose & The …, “Wavefunction”

    Rob Ross
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The word “concept” album took on a negative connotation by the end of the ’70’s.  However, this isn’t the ’70’s and concept albums are a good thing.  It’s nice to have an album be threaded together with songs that tell stories – to read like a novel.  Such is the case with Wavefunction, the new album from Los Angelinos Arrica Rose & The … (yes, “The Dot Dot Dots”).  This collection was designed as an album (as opposed to CD or digital), so the idea was to have a different mood for each side, yet tie it together…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • Album Review: Kele - Trick

    Gerrit Feenstra
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s funny to say it, but in the last half decade of Kele‘s work, Bloc Party’s comeback LP Four is an outlier amongst an otherwise continuous show of strength in another direction. Sure, Four gave Bloc Party fans another great record to rotate out in their stash, but since the band’s electronic-heavy third LP, Intimacy, dropped back in 2008, frontman Kele Okereke has kept plenty busy with other projects. 2010 saw Kele’s solo debut in The Boxer, an LP with a smorgasbord of sounds you might expect from late aughts Kele armed with an MPC (the lead single…
  • Music That Matters Podcast: Summer is Gone

    KEXP
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Allah-Las // photo by Bebe Labree Besch Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 430 - Summer is Gone Summer is gone but the music never stops. Here’s another sampling of tunes from Midday Show host Cheryl Waters to usher you into fall. Featuring new songs from Owl John, J Mascis, Pete Molinari, Modern Kin, Ty Segall and more! Tracklist: 1. Ylja…
  • Friday Music News

    Britta Plyler
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    photo by Victoria Holt Every once in a while, James Blake will use his weekly BBC Radio 1 DJ residency to debut a new song. Yesterday he unveiled his track “Building It Still,” a synth heavy number that’s reminiscent of Blake’s older material. It’s just a little tease of what he’s been working on with Justin Vernon and Kanye West for his new album. [Stereogum] Foo Fighters have shared another new track from their upcoming album Sonic Highways (out November 10). “Something From Nothing” was recorded in Chicago and will be featured on their HBO…
  • Video Roundup: Bob Dylan Revisited

    Janice Headley
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    photo by John Shearer This weekend, Bob Dylan and his Band will sing out from the beautiful stage at The Paramount for a three-night engagement, from Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 19th. The Seattle dates actually kick off the North American portion of what’s being called Never Ending Tour 2014, a joking reference to the fact that Dylan has been on the road relentlessly since 1988. One thing that’s surely “never ending” is Dylan’s influence. He’s been called “The Voice of a Generation,” and that voice has resonated for nearly half a…
  • Friday on My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP Sessions!

    John Richards
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    John Richards with Strand of Oaks // photo by Renata Steiner (view set) It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. There are so many people behind the scenes here at KEXP that make the station the unique place that it is. This includes, but is not limited to, our amazing video team are the people who have made our live sessions look as wonderful as they do. It’s difficult to only list only three, but here are a few of our favorite recent live sessions…
 
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    Create Digital Music

  • An Entire Building in Stockholm Just Became a Game Board

    Peter Kirn
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Not satisfied with producing hundreds of records and working with a litany of famous names, sound artist / composer / musician Håkan Lidbo several times a year embarks on some novel experiment in sound and interactivity. In the latest, he’s worked with smart lightbulbs from Philips to transform an entire building in Stockholm into your very own personal game board. They’re calling it the world’s biggest Master Mind game, and who are we to argue? The idea is, windows become pixels, and you play online to try to guess the color code of your opponent, in a game of wits. You…
  • Traktor DJ for iOS Adds Audiobus to Connect to Other Apps – And It’s Not Alone

    Peter Kirn
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    The tidy toolbar at the bottom shows Audiobus connectivity. Here’s a case where the iPad version of a DJ app has surpassed what even the desktop version does. On Windows and Mac, Traktor is a powerful app for DJs, to be sure. But there isn’t an obvious way of routing DJ mixes through external effects or connecting it to other production tools. On iOS, now there is. Native Instruments quietly added Audiobus support to its popular iOS DJ app, which opens up the ability to route sound from the DJ tool to other apps. Why would you want such a feature? Recording mixes probably…
  • Learn to Use Komplete 10′s Real Gems – Those Great New Reaktor Instruments

    Peter Kirn
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Just because there’s a nice marketing angle doesn’t mean that it has to be the story for you. And that’s been true of NI’s big, splashy product launches. Sure, there’s the epic-looking Traktor Kontrol S8 hardware launched this week – but you tell us you might be just as pleased with a compact controller or an update to the iPad app. And Maschine Studio does wonderful things with its big screens – but the MK2 still has great pads, costs less, and fits in a backpack. And then there’s Komplete 10. Yes, NI is keen to talk about its light-up series…
  • Massive Traktor Kontrol S8 Controller is Here – Now Who’s it For?

    Peter Kirn
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Kontrol S8 is now standards bearer for Native Instruments’ DJ line. It’s such big news, you might hear about it outside the world of DJ tech followers. You’ve likely seen it already – this may be the most-leaked, most-teased DJ product in history. But now that it’s fully revealed, the S8 is almost certain to fan the flames of an ongoing debate: Just what is digital DJing, anyway? First, we can at least work out what the S8 is. It’s an audio mixer with control surfaces on both sides. It’s hardware made specifically to sell software (or the other…
  • Learn to Jam with Just One Synth Voice: MeeBlip + Ableton Push vs. Gustavo Bravetti [Video]

    Peter Kirn
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Ableton Live and Ableton Push afford new ways of working, allowing you to put loads of parameters beneath your fingertips. Of course, the means of doing that may not be immediately obvious, behind the dance between grid, encoders, and automation envelopes. Leave it to Montevideo-born, virtuoso dance music maestro Gustavo Bravetti to show us how it’s done. Gustavo pairs the MeeBlip SE, the enhanced “digital freak” original version of our synth, with Live and Push. To connect the hardware with automation of the external synth, he uses a Max for Live patch for the MeeBlip…
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  • Staff Recommendations: 10-19-2014

    Jason Tate
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well. Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.BlakeThe debut Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness album is very nice. So is Light Years' EP Temporary, albeit in a much louder way.Jake JenkinsOn a huge Copeland and My Chemical Romance kick.Keagan IlvonenCopelandAlex DiVincenzoOctober means lots of monster movies.
  • Brand New Performs "Good Man" Live [Video]

    Jason Tate
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Hit the replies to check out Brand New performing "Good Man" (Untitled 1) live in Atlanta.
  • BADBADNOTGOOD Teams Up With Ghostface Killah For New Album

    Jake Jenkins
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD will be putting out a new record called Sour Soul on February 17th next year, and every track on the album will feature Ghostface Killah. Hit the replies to stream a new track from the record titled "Gunshowers."
  • DJ Scout (Issues) Posts New Song, "Enigma"

    Jake Denning
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    DJ Scout (Issues) has posted a new song called "Enigma", which you can check out in the replies. You can see Scout in action during Issues first U.S. headlining tour - dates can be viewed here.
  • Mark Hoppus vs All Time Low

    Jason Tate
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Looks like Mark Hoppus is in the studio with All Time Low.
 
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  • Tyga Responds To Criticism Of Him Reportedly Dating Kylie Jenner

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    (AllHipHop News) The rumored love affair between Tyga and Kylie Jenner has led to a lot of negative reactions. The fact that Tyga is 24 and Kylie is 17 does not sit well with some people, and of course those critics use social media to share their feelings on the matter. [ALSO READ: Has Lil Wayne Blackballed Tyga?] One example of that online criticism is an Instagram user’s message to the California based rapper. @smartchik78n posted the following scolding comment on one of Tyga’s IG photos featuring his son King: Nasty a– pedophile..your career and family is worth losing…
  • Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Gives His Account Of Michael Brown Shooting

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    (AllHipHop News) Over two months ago 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Up until this point, Wilson’s side of what took place that day has not become public, but the New York Times is reporting to have information about what Wilson told government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter. [ALSO READ: Two New Witnesses Confirm Michael Brown Was Shot With His Hands Up (VIDEO)] The Times reports: The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown…
  • DJ Premier To Produce An Entire Album With Loaded Lux

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    (AllHipHop News) Veteran producer DJ Premier is already on pace to drop a joint project with Royce Da 5’9” as the duo known as PRhyme. The legendary board master also announced he will team with battle rap icon Loaded Lux for a full album as well. [ALSO READ: DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ Announce New Group Album Under The Name PRhyme] “I was like, ‘Yo, we gotta work on a project,'” Premier tells RapIsOutOfControl. “We haven’t put it out there, but we’ve been having verbal meetings about doing an album project together, and we’re…
  • Chance The Rapper’s Brother Arrested For Aggravated Battery

    Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    (AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper’s brother was arrested for allegedly punching, kicking, and stomping a drunk man at a college party in Chicago last month. According to DNAInfo, Michael Taylor Bennett is accused of attacking the victim after the man stepped on his foot. [ALSO READ: Chance The Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, August Alsina & More Discuss XXL Freshmen List & Hip Hop Culture (VIDEO)] The incident was apparently captured on video by partygoers, and that footage was used to identify Bennett. The 18-year-old turned himself in to police and was charged with aggravated…
  • Trinidad James ft. Young Scooter & Twista – “Def Jam” (Remix)

    @JakeCrates
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Think It’s A Game Records artist Trinidad James drops the remix to his track “Def Jam” after he was released from the historic label earlier this year. Despite his release from Def Jam, Trinidad has been steadily releasing material, this time getting the assist from Young Scooter and Twista on the Jonboi produced track. Filed under: Music Tagged: Def Jam, Trinidad James, Twista, Young Scooter
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  • Soundcast Ep. 75 - Top 10 2014 Summer Scores!

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Follow Tracksounds's board 2014 Best Soundtrack Cover Art on Pinterest. Yes.  We are on Pinterest! So what are we doing there?  Oh ... just keeping track of, what we consider, the best soundtrack cover art work for each year.  We'll be adding to it as the year goes, so if you're feeling "pinny," please do follow usthere and give some of our pins some "like-age" on the covers you agree are among the best of the year.Of course, it is possible that we might miss some great art out there...whether it is for a CD release or vinyl.  Heck.  It might even be for a…
  • In Context - Need for Speed by Nathan Furst

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    "Way" back in March of 2014, a rival to the Fast And Furious franchise made its debut.  NEED FOR SPEED, directed by Scott Waugh, was marketed to give us a slightly retro-street-race movie from what the Fast And Furious franchise has evolved into.   Boasting real cars, in-camera effects, and a host of drool-inducing automobiles, NEED FOR SPEED looked to bring the popular and historic game franchise to the big screen in a big way.  Brought on to score the film was previous collaborator, NATHAN FURST, who worked with Waugh on Act of Valor (2012).Missing out on its theatrical…
  • Snowpiercer (Soundtrack) by Marco Beltrami - Review + Audio

    8 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Frozen Motionby Richard BuxtonBased on the French graphic novel LE TRANSPERCENEIGE, SNOWPIERCER marks BONG JOON-HO’S English-language debut, and the last of the South Korean film industry’s big three directors (Bong Joon-ho, Kim Jee-woon, Park Chan-wook) to venture west in recent years. Though its release was subject to substantial delays outside Asia, Snowpiercer is nothing less than a riveting, refreshing, and downright entertaining science-fiction action film from an immensely talented director.SNOWPIERCER, set in a grim dystopian future aboard a self-sustaining train without a…
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Soundtrack) by John Powell

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    How to Score a Sequelby Edmund MeinertsJOHN POWELL took the film music world by storm when his utterly fantastic score for DreamWorks’ best film, the atypically mature and ambitious HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, hit shelves in early 2010. It netted an unlikely but thoroughly deserved Academy Award nomination (why it didn’t win – especially considering what did that year – is beyond me) and set the bar into the stratosphere for the film music of the 2010s, a bar that hasn’t been reached by any score since. The score represented the high point of a period of very strong production for…
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    Engine 145

  • Paul Craft Passes Away; Little Big Town Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Just two weeks after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft passed away last Saturday at the age of 76. Read the obituary Peter Cooper wrote for The Tennessean. Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay recently shared the passing of Jimmy Sizemore on his Facebook page: “I just found out that Jimmy Sizemore passed away on October 14, 2014 at the age of 87. Along with his father Asher, Little Jimmy (as he was known), first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry on September 24, 1932. They remained a part of the Opry until leaving in 1942. According to Opry founder George D.
  • Roots Watch: Indestructible Lee, Monumental Lee, Jerry Lee

    Barry Mazor
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I don’t want no headstone on my grave,” Jerry Lee Lewis informed us from his undisturbed piano bench on stage at the Ryman, October 4th.  “I deserve a monument!” He was still toying with the keys, and had just finished wailing the bluesy Charlie Rich song “Don’t Put No Headstone on My Grave,” as he’s been doing regularly since he first recorded it for his “London Sessions” record of 1973. He’d been enjoying, just then, a remarkable half-decade comeback as a mainstream country star, then returned to rock with the likes of his hit version of “Chantilly Lace.” As…
  • CMHOF to Open Tanya Tucker Exhibit; Lester Flatt Honored with Historical Marker; Reba to Headline “Dawn Sears and Friends” Benefit Show

    Juli Thanki
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open a new exhibit, Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend, on November 14. It’ll run through May 2015. David Cantwell’s No Depression piece on Lee Ann Womack is lengthy, but well worth your time. For one of his remaining Tennessean columns, Peter Cooper wrote about Scott B. Bomar, author of Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock. Get your first look at Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils; the new brew made its debut Wednesday in San Antonio. Tony Joe White joined The Foo Fighters to play “Polk Salad Annie” on Letterman the other…
  • Friday Five: Earl Thomas Conley

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Earl Thomas Conley turns 73 today. The birthday boy has been getting some recent mentions in the media following Blake Shelton’s namedropping the ‘80s superstar in his new “Good Country Song” and describing Somewhere Between Right and Wrong as his favorite album of all time. Conley released 10 studio albums and charted 18 Number One singles over the course of the 1980s. Is that enough to earn an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame? Here are five of my favorite ETC tracks; what are yours? 5. “Once in a Blue Moon” This song was on his first Greatest Hits album,…
  • Stringbean’s Murderer Gets Parole; Aldean Tops Billboard 200; JD McPherson Releases Covers EP

    Juli Thanki
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    John A. Brown, one of the two men convicted in the 1973 murders of Stringbean and Estelle Akeman, has been granted parole. The Tennessean reports that Brown, who had been up for parole six times prior to yesterday’s hearing, when he appeared “before five of the seven members of the Tennessee Board of Parole. Four of them voted to grant his request for parole, enough to secure his release.” Brown and the other man convicted of the murders – his cousin, Doug Brown — were both sentenced to two life terms; Doug Brown died in 2003. T Bone Burnett will present Rosanne Cash with…
 
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  • SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.19: GRAB BAG

    O-Dub
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.19: Grab Bag by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudA mix of old and new joints for this episode. I was overdue for a grab bag post anyway so this seemed more…efficient. But for real, next post (I hope) will be a long-awaited break down of a slew of tracks I’ve gotten in over the summer.
  • BLIND ALLEY – ALTERED TAPES REMIX

    O-Dub
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Folks know that “Blind Alley” is one of my all-time favorite breaks.1 Just wanted to say that Altered Tapes does a killer little edit, apparently by remixing the original multi-track stems with a little BDK thrown in for good measure.In fact, it might be the very first example of how I learned what a “break” (as in sample) was. ↩
  • SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.18: DONNY HATHAWAY SPECIAL

    O-Dub
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.18: Donny Hathaway Special by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudThanks to Emily Lordi, I realized that 10/1/14 would have been Donny Hathaway’s 69th birthday and in tribute to one of the great ones, I did a whole show around Hathaway-related recordings, including a few rarities and a slew of classics.
  • SHADES OF SOUL: EP 2.17, END OF SUMMER

    O-Dub
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.17: End of Summer by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudForgot to post this two weeks back but I heralded the end of the season with a combination of songs I first learned about over the last few months plus a few personal favorite tracks to send summer off into the sunset. Enjoy! (And I’m back on the air 2pm PST on Friday, Oct. 3).
  • DO YOU LIKE 7″S? (OF COURSE YOU DO)

    O-Dub
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    My dude Hua Hsu, when he’s not being name-checked in the New Yorker, has a grip of really good condition soul/funk 7″ cheapies for sale. 5-for-$20 is a fantastic deal, especially for titles like that Diana Ross and the Supremes joint or James Gadson’s “Let the Feeling Begin”. (I’d also cop that Jesse Anderson if you don’t already have it).
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    JamBase

  • Photos | Treasure Island 2014 | Saturday | San Francisco

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Images by: Sterling Munksgard Treasure Island Music Festival :: 10.18-19.14 :: Treasure Island :: San Francisco, CA Saturday marked the first day of this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, which featured the likes of Outkast, Janelle Monae, Zedd and M0. The festival continues today with performances from Massive Attack, Alt-J, TV On The Radio and more. 10/18/14 - Treasure Island Music Festival - Saturday @ Treasure Island (San Francisco, CA) View Photos JamBase | Treasure Island Go See Live Music!
  • Video | Dave Matthews & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Diamonds

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Dave Matthews filled in for Paul Simon in more ways than one last night in New York City as he led Ladysmith Black Mambazo through a version of the group's Graceland classic they had originally recorded with Paul - "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes" - at Carnegie Hall. Paul Simon was originally supposed to be Ladysmith's guest last night as part of the South African group's Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Friends performance, but Simon pulled out for undisclosed reasons and was replaced on the bill by Matthews. Dave and Ladysmith Black Mambazo were joined by one of the evening's other guests…
  • Cover Alert | STS9 Covers First Tube By Phish In Philadelphia

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last night STS9 shocked and awed fans in Philadelphia by opening up the evening's second set with a spot-on combination of their own "Moonsockets" and "First Tube" by Phish. Sound Tribe came out of the gates with the Phish instrumental and weaved "First Tube" into "Moonsockets." Eventually the band made a return to "First Tube" before finishing "Moonsockets." Our friends at Endless Boundaries have pointed out stellar video of the sequence thanks to stealthvids9: STS9's first full tour with new bassist Alana Rocklin moves on to Boston's House Of Blues tonight. Be sure to check out the first…
  • Phish Honors Hendrix In Seattle | Setlist & The Skinny

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Written By: Ben Greenfield On Saturday night, Phish played the second show of Fall Tour 2014 at Seattle's Key Arena. This was the band's first trip to the former home of the Seattle SuperSonics since November 27, 1996. Coming off the heels of a strong tour opener on Friday night in Eugene, Oregon; Phish sounded less sure of themselves in Seattle, but still managed to reach some powerful peaks before the night was through. Loading View on Instagram The first set opened with "Cavern," a tune that had only opened one other show in the previous 20 years. Next up was "Wilson" - a safe bet, given…
  • Phil RAD | Lesh & Joe Russos Almost Dead New Years Run

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    We're not the only ones who have taken notice of the raw, primal spin Joe Russo's Almost Dead puts on their interpretations of the Grateful Dead. Bassist Phil Lesh is also a fan and will end 2014 and ring in 2015 at a venue he's become very familiar with this year - The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York - for what's been dubbed "PhilRad." This marks Lesh's first New Year's Eve performing on the East Coast since way back in 1969. Phil Lesh will team with Joe Russo's Almost Dead at The Cap on December 30 and 31. The upcoming performances are presumably part of the deal Phil struck with…
 
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    BLABBERMOUTH.NET

  • New Orleans Tops FOO FIGHTERS' List Of Favorites On The 'Sonic Highway'

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    FOO FIGHTERS recorded its upcoming album, "Sonic Highways", in eight U.S. cities, including Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The Pulse Of Radio asked bassist Nate Mendel which of the eight towns that FOO FIGHTERS visited was his favorite. "It's New Orleans, 'cause it's such a unique town and we — we just had fun there really, is what it came down to," he said. "It wasn't a studio, we were in the Preservation Hall, which seems like it's a movie set — it doesn't even seem like a real building. And yeah, we just did things that…
  • AMON AMARTH's JOHAN HEGG Could Hold World Record For 'Sleeping The Longest'

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Piper of KidsInterviewBands.com conducted an interview with vocalist Johan Hegg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH on October 19 at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if he could hold a world record, what it would be for, Hegg replied: "Probably sleeping the longest. My family is always complaining I always sleep all the time. Too long." Piper also asked Hegg: "If I asked one of your teachers what you were like as a kid, what would they say?" He replied: "Ah…. Probably that… Depending on which teacher you asked. [laughs] Some might say I…
  • SICK OF IT ALL's CRAIG SETARI: 'We Were Always Primarily A Live Band'

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    SROMaginc.com recently conducted an interview with bassist Craig Setari of New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the hardcore scene has changed over the years: Craig: "It used to be very 'do it yourself'; it was a real homegrown vibe, it was all your friends. The people that were there were there because they spent time, effort and their own money to be involved in this — meaning that they bought the records, they tracked the records down, they went to the shows, they drove, they…
  • OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says It Was 'A Mistake' To Perform So Many New Songs On 'Heritage' Tour

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    On October 11, guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by UK's Metal Hammer at Roundhouse in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how OPETH went about choosing which songs to perform live on the current tour, Mikael said: "It can be difficult with setlists. We sat down [this time], and I think we were drinking a lot of wine, so nobody had any perception on how many songs we were writing down, basically. And we have eleven records now; if we go on a tour for a record, we wanna promote that record a little bit more than the…
  • SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN Says ELOY CASAGRANDE Is 'Definitely One Of The Best Drummers Out There'

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Cutter of Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Derrick Green of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked about the latest addition to SEPULTURA's lineup, drummer Eloy Casagrande, Derrick said: "He's been playing for many years. He started when he was seven years old. He joined us when, I believe, he was 19 or 20. He's from Sao Paulo. Yeah, he's a kid. That's his nickname — 'The Kid'. [Laughs] He's incredible. I mean, it's something you really have to witness live. I think…
 
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  • Damon Albarn Eyes New Gorillaz Album for 2016

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Damon Albarn spent much of 2014 touring in support of his first proper solo album Everyday Robots. Next up for the prolific singer: Reigniting two of his most well-known side projects. In a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn revealed that he has his sights set on 2016 to......
  • Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Opens Up About Heart Procedure

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Back in August, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a California concert, simply blaming "an illness" for the nixed show. However, TMZ reported drummer Joey Kramer was dealing with "heart complications" that required immediate surgery, adding that he "had heart issues in the past." In a new interview, Kramer reveals that TMZ had the......
  • Watch Arcade Fire Talk Family, Early Gigs on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Arcade Fire recently wrapped up their long, cover song-heavy Reflektor world tour, but before they said goodbye to the road, the group's Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler chatted with CBS Sunday Morning for an introductory profile on the Grammy Album of the Year-winning band that still has people asking "Who......
  • 'Walking Dead' Actress Helps Rescue Colombian Sex Slaves

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Actress Laurie Holden has moved on from killing zombies on television to fighting sex traffickers in real life. The former Walking Dead star was recently involved in an undercover sting operation in Colombia to take down a notorious sex trafficker. According to ABC News, the mission, dubbed Operation Underground Railroad, was the......
  • Little Big Town Join the Grand Ole Opry

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Little Big Town's journey to the Grand Ole Opry came full circle Friday night, October 17th. A sold-out crowd was on hand to watch the platinum-selling group become the Opry's newest members a full 15 years after the "Day Drinking" singers first appeared together on the esteemed Opry stage. The......
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  • Damon Albarn Eyes New Gorillaz Album for 2016

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Damon Albarn spent much of 2014 touring in support of his first proper solo album Everyday Robots. Next up for the prolific singer: Reigniting two of his most well-known side projects. In a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn revealed that he has his sights set on 2016 to release a new Gorillaz album, the animated band's first disc since their 2011 iPad-recorded LP The Fall. Damon Albarn Performs 'Everyday Robots' for Everyday Robots In addition to the continued adventures of Murdoc and 2D, Albarn is eager to get back into the studio with the Good,…
  • Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Opens Up About Heart Procedure

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Back in August, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a California concert, simply blaming "an illness" for the nixed show. However, TMZ reported drummer Joey Kramer was dealing with "heart complications" that required immediate surgery, adding that he "had heart issues in the past." In a new interview, Kramer reveals that TMZ had the story half right: While the drummer did admit to having an angioplasty, he never had reoccurring heart problems, Ultimate Classic Rock reports. See Aerosmith Take the Ice Bucket Challenge Together "The likes of TMZ and some other [media outlets]…
  • Watch Arcade Fire Talk Family, Early Gigs on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Arcade Fire recently wrapped up their long, cover song-heavy Reflektor world tour, but before they said goodbye to the road, the group's Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler chatted with CBS Sunday Morning for an introductory profile on the Grammy Album of the Year-winning band that still has people asking "Who is Arcade Fire?" While CBS Sunday Morning hasn't posted the complete Arcade Fire segment, the show did share three web extras that feature the Butler brothers talking about performing together growing up, the emphasis they put on…
  • Little Big Town Join the Grand Ole Opry

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Little Big Town's journey to the Grand Ole Opry came full circle Friday night, October 17th. A sold-out crowd was on hand to watch the platinum-selling group become the Opry's newest members a full 15 years after the "Day Drinking" singers first appeared together on the esteemed Opry stage. The official induction followed the group's surprise invitation earlier this month from fellow Opry cast member Reba McEntire. Watch Little Big Town Get an Opry Surprise In 1999, as young hopefuls in country music, the quartet of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook made…
  • Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The Foo Fighters' weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." "All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined," guitarist Pat Smear joked, to which Letterman replied, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" But the real highlight comes when Smear admits what he'll miss most about the Late Show is announcer Alan Kalter. Watch Dave Grohl's Surprise…
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  • Damon Albarn Eyes New Gorillaz Album for 2016

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Damon Albarn spent much of 2014 touring in support of his first proper solo album Everyday Robots. Next up for the prolific singer: Reigniting two of his most well-known side projects. In a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn revealed that he has his sights set on 2016 to......
  • Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Opens Up About Heart Procedure

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Back in August, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a California concert, simply blaming "an illness" for the nixed show. However, TMZ reported drummer Joey Kramer was dealing with "heart complications" that required immediate surgery, adding that he "had heart issues in the past." In a new interview, Kramer reveals that TMZ had the......
  • Watch Arcade Fire Talk Family, Early Gigs on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Arcade Fire recently wrapped up their long, cover song-heavy Reflektor world tour, but before they said goodbye to the road, the group's Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler chatted with CBS Sunday Morning for an introductory profile on the Grammy Album of the Year-winning band that still has people asking "Who......
  • 'Walking Dead' Actress Helps Rescue Colombian Sex Slaves

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Actress Laurie Holden has moved on from killing zombies on television to fighting sex traffickers in real life. The former Walking Dead star was recently involved in an undercover sting operation in Colombia to take down a notorious sex trafficker. According to ABC News, the mission, dubbed Operation Underground Railroad, was the......
  • Little Big Town Join the Grand Ole Opry

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Little Big Town's journey to the Grand Ole Opry came full circle Friday night, October 17th. A sold-out crowd was on hand to watch the platinum-selling group become the Opry's newest members a full 15 years after the "Day Drinking" singers first appeared together on the esteemed Opry stage. The......
 
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    GORILLA VS. BEAR

  • video: Shabazz Palaces – Motion Sickness

    Chris
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
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  • Young Ejecta – The Planet

    Chris
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Preview the glowing new 6-song mini-album from the duo formerly known as Ejecta: Young Ejecta – The Planet is coming January 2015 on Driftless…
  • Leon Bridges – Coming Home

    Chris
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been way too long since we were blown away by someone from around here, but we feel like these brilliant throwback soul jams from Crowley’s Leon Bridges are pretty undeniable. We don’t know much about Bridges at this point, and it’s hard to believe that this kid channeling a young Sam Cooke comes from our own backyard, or anywhere, but we can’t escape the promise of greatness we keep hearing in his timeless songs. Recorded in Fort Worth and produced by Austin Jenkins + Josh Block of White Denim; download “Coming Home” + “Better Man”…
  • download Ellie Herring’s Aquatraz mix

    Chris
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Download an adventurous, very deep lil’ pre-CMJ-warm-up mix from one of our favorite new producers/eternally shining cave diamond, Lexington’s Ellie Herring. Ellie says the mix is made up of “sounds that remind me of a lot of things I’ve
  • Baby’s All Right x Gorilla vs. Bear // CMJ 2014 showcase

    Chris
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    We’re teaming up with our friends at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn to bring you this very special late night CMJ party on Thursday, October 23. Starring Saint Pepsi, TOPS, Tei Shi, Lydia Ainsworth + Ellie Herring. Doors / fog machine at 11 PM. Get familiar via the playlist below, and get your tix HERE.
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • Jungle Fire :: Tropicoso

    Satisfied '75
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Since 2011, Los Angeles based Jungle Fire have been cementing their reputation with incendiary Afro/Latin/funk performances via gigs at small local clubs to sharing festival stages with the likes of Shuggie Otis and The Budos Band. Now, the rest of the world is about to get a taste thanks to their debut LP, Tropicoso, on […]
  • SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35)

    Satisfied '75
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    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. Our latest installment of Maison Dufrene aired today during hour two. Download it, HERE… SIRIUS 360: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Jack Nitzsche: The Lonely Surfer / Oscar […]
  • The Who :: Who’s For Tennis?

    Satisfied '75
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Nevermind Lifehouse — this is the Great Lost Who Album. Originally intended as a stopgap release between The Who Sell Out and Tommy, Who’s For Tennis was shelved in 1968. All of the tracks have been released in one form or another over the years, but the wonderful blog Albums That Never Were has pulled […]
  • The Hired Hand :: Soundtrack (Vinyl Reissue)

    Satisfied '75
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Opening and closing out the third installment of Maison Dufrene are two slow-paced, brooding, psychedelic Americana tunes that may have left you scrapping for a source. If that is indeed the case, hopefully the following will clear things up. Put frankly, Bruce Langhorne is a genius. Not only is he the namesake for Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine […]
  • Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985

    Satisfied '75
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    The steady hand of Canadian musicologist and curator Kevin “Sipreano” Howes has been present in many of Seattle-based label Light in the Attic’s key releases, but his newest project for the label, the mammoth collection Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985, is not only his most personal, but also one […]
 
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  • What's going on Monday? (Tom Vek, Wampire, Free Time, Jimmy Eat World, Dead Congregation, Dads & more)

    brooklynvegan
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Wampire @ Bowery Ballroom 2013 (more by Jonathan Bernstein) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Tom Vek, Future Punx, Doprah @ Baby's All Right Tom Vek's style -- jittery, syncopated, danceable postpunk -- is as distinctive as his voice, and he hasn't futzed with it too much over his 10-year career. Having released his third album, Luck, earlier this year he's over for a few US shows this week. Tonight's also got Future Punx who are worth Wampire, Wannabe Jalva, The Peach Kings, Monogem @ Brooklyn Bowl Portland band Wampire,…
  • Erasure on tour, released a remix, played ACL Live w/ Superhumanoids (pics, stream & dates)

    brooklynvegan
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    photos by Tim Griffin Erasure @ ACL Live -- 10/18/2014 Though openers still haven't been announced for Erasure's two big New Year's shows at Terminal 5 in NYC (tickets), a variety of artists will be alternating as support for the English synthpop duo for the rest of the year. A non-Hare Krishna group called Shelter, a group called Nights, Chad Valley and Superhumanoids are among those sharing the bill with Erasure over the nest two months. The latter are on tour with them now and opened the show last night at ACL Live in Austin. They'll do the same at the same place tonight (10/10). Pictures…
  • What's going on Sunday? (Zola Jesus, Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield, Tyondai Braxton, Arto Lindsay, more)

    brooklynvegan
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Zola Jesus at Catalpa Fest 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Zola Jesus, Martin Rev, Lee Bannon @ Webster Hall Zola Jesus' new album Taiga is her first for a bigger label (Mute) and her most accessible, but it's still the Zola Jesus we know and love. Cool support at this show from Suicide's Martin Rev and electronic producer Lee Bannon. Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield, Slutever, Girlpool, Libbie 2000 @ Silent Barn This is a cool bill all around with the always-fun Radiator Hospital,…
  • Porches released a single, add DbA CMJ show, finishing 2-night run @ Baby's (where Cashmere Cat was added tonight)

    brooklynvegan
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Porches with Greta Kline @ Baby's All Right (via beccaliebert) Porches played their first of two nights at Baby's All Right last night (10/17), part of the the Baby's ongoing, pre-CMJ one year birthday party. The band were also celebrating their new Terrible Records single which you can pre-order on vinyl and listen to now below. The new song "Forgive" features a guest appearance by Greta Kline who also plays in Porches and leads her own project Frankie Cosmos who opened last night, but switches the order and headlines Baby's after Porches play tonight (10/18). After Frankie Cosmos, you can…
  • Pond played Bowery w/ Doctopus & Fascinator (pics + new track stream), play Rough Trade tonight

    brooklynvegan
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    photos by P Squared Photography Pond @ Bowery Ballroom 10/17/2014 Australian head trippers Pond will drop their sixth album, Man, It Feels Like Space Again, in January via Modular and you can stream first taste "Waiting Around for Grace" below. North America can get a bigger taste, though, as Pond just started their North American tour with fellow countrymen Doctopus, and are currently halfway through a two-night stay in New York City, having played Bowery Ballroom last night (10/17) with Aussie ex-pat Fascinator on the bill as well. Pics from that show are in this post and the same lineup…
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  • Premiere: Anna Vogelzang’s ‘Amarillo’ + Her Custom BlackBook Playlist

    Mathias Rosenzweig
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Main image © anda marie photograph Every now and again, a folk-pop artist emerges with a universally warming sound that takes over the airwaves and attracts everyone from tweens to full-blown adults, using smart and often G-rated lyrics over heartening melodies. Think along the lines of Ingrid Michaelson and Brandi Carlile. Enter Anna Vogelzang, a banjo/ukulele/guitar/kalimba player currently touring to support her EP Driftless, an album filled with songs she wrote in 2014 as a part of a song-a-week project called “RealWomenRealSongs.”  Today we’re pleased to premiere…
  • Kick Off the Weekend with Ultra Chic Swede Shopping Available Stateside

    BlackBook
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Images via & Other Stories Stockholm import & Other Stories has finally arrived stateside — this is the shopping we’ve been dreaming of. To take full advantage, we’ve rounded up our faves from the AW14 collection. The sheerest, lightest, mauve cashmere top out there, a mirrored bag, delicate jewelry, and boyish shoes… gang’s all here. Click away and get your weekend shop on right now. Clockwise from left: Sheer Cashmere Top, $55; Stud Leather Loafers, $195; Lykke Li Slippers, $150; Fuzzy Sweater, $100; Cube Bracelet, $29; Mirror Pouch, $22 The post…
  • Puppies, Pregger Blake, and Funky Hats: The 7 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week

    Emily Ovaert
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
      Loading View on Instagram A bright fun fall outfit.  Loading     View on Instagram I don’t normally pay attention to key chains, but these are pretty cute. Loading     View on Instagram Mmmm sweater weather. Loading   View on Instagram Pharrell hats taking over. Loading   View on Instagram Blake Lively looking stunning as per usual. Loading   View on Instagram Looking forward to doing this all weekend, sans ballgown, but close enough. Loading   View on Instagram Everything about this looks cozy. The post Puppies, Pregger Blake, and Funky Hats: The…
  • Tilda Swinton the New, Cool, Quirky Face of Nars Cosmetics

    Emily Ovaert
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Image courtesy of Nars Nars has a history of picking cool, quirky campaign models to accompany their equally cool cosmetics line (past models include Charlotte Rampling and Daphne Guinness). This is especially true for Tilda Swinton, who will be the new face of Nars and featured in four portraits running from January through April. “I love [Tilda’s] bold style and really admire her work,” Nars told WWD. “As an actress, she brings such strong personality to the camera, and as a woman, she lives the experience of transformation and expression.”     The post Tilda Swinton…
  • Trailer Roundup: Angelina Jolie, Paul Schrader, Laura Poitras, Ron Howard + More

    BlackBook
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    With a slew of new trailers premiering every week, here’s a look at some of the films we’re most anticipating. CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence…
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    Digital Music News

  • AT&T and Beats Music Are Going Through a Breakup…

    Nina Ulloa
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Recent developments suggest that Apple is shutting down/re-branding/merging Beats Music with iTunes Radio. It looks like this development has affected Beats Music’s partnership with AT&T. The partnership allowed AT&T customers to sign up for Beats Music through a family plan at a discounted rate. Now, AT&T’s dedicated website for this partnership redirects to the AT&T homepage. An AT&T employee reportedly told MacRumors that the wireless company is no longer offering Beats subscriptions, which is also evident when looking at AT&T and Beats Music’s…
  • PONO Is Coming to a Vehicle Near You…

    Nina Ulloa
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Pono has raised millions of dollars through crowdfunding for their music players, music store, and audio format. The company has been in crowdfund-mode since SXSW this past March. Now it looks like we’re getting somewhere… The PonoMusic store is online, officially launched on October 17th, but you can’t buy anything yet. There’s no official date for a fully functional launch. Pono expects their store to eventually have over two million tracks. It currently has around 600,000 tracks. Neil Young told CNBC’s Mad Money that they’re working on…
  • How Many Managers Does It Take to Save an Industry?

    Paul Resnikoff
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    paper bag, wet.  (photo by evan p. cordes (cc by 2.0))   If the major labels have cratered, who gets to fill the void? Perhaps artist managers, a group that sometimes finds itself babysitting artists, and other times investing in multi-billion startups (music or otherwise).  Enter the freshly-steroided Maverick, a name that old-timers will remember as the label originally co-founded by Madonna and helmed by Guy Oseary. Now, Maverick will bulk into a consortium of various management groups from various genres, with Live Nation Entertainment joining the fun. So far, these guys suck at…
  • Warner Acquires Spotify Playlist Site Playlists.net…

    Nina Ulloa
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    WEA (a division of Warner Music Group) has acquired Playlists.net, a site that curates and aggregates Spotify playlists. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. CrunchBase says that up until now, Playlists.net had raised a total of £600,000 ($765,000) in funding. The site claims to have 1.5 million users per month. Playlists.net will continue to operate as a seperate company based in England. The company’s founder Kieron Donoghue says: “We were approached by WEA earlier in the year to discuss ways in which we could collaborate and it became apparent that there was much…
  • Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Grooveshark…

    Paul Resnikoff
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    A federal court just found Grooveshark guilty of massive copyright infringement.  So why is Google now making it easier than ever to search Grooveshark?   As part of its new ‘sitelinks search’ enhancement that allows users to deep-search sites like Twitter and YouTube, Grooveshark has somehow made the shortlist.  Which makes quick, direct searches for favorite artists easier than ever.   Like this: Just this morning, Google agreed to remove the Pirate Bay from the list. The post Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Grooveshark… appeared first on Digital Music News.
 
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  • Foster The People Added To CMJ 2014 Lineup

    webmaster
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    With only a few days until 1300 artist swarm New York City for CMJ Music Marathon 2014, CMJ has another exciting surprise in store for attendees: Foster The People, who are currently touring behind their sophomore album Supermodel, will make a stop at Manhattan’s historic United Palace Theatre on Friday, October 24. CMJ badgeholders can cap off their CMJ experience by catching the California pop/rock icons live in concert at the Friday show. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to snag a badge! See the full schedule and download the CMJ 2014 app for more updates. The post Foster…
  • What’s Cookin’ With Yellerkin?

    Zac Coe
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    We recently caught up with CMJ 2014 performers Yellerkin, and they were nice enough to make us dinner! The Brooklyn experimental pop duo’s Adrian Galvin and Luca Buccellati showed us a thing or two about whipping up a tasty, spicy pork and vegetable stir fry. While they were at it, they told us a little bit about the creative process behind their upcoming EP. Head to Yellerkin’s CMJ 2014 artist page to check out their CMJ dates, and stay tuned to cmj.com/marathon for all things CMJ 2014. Directed by Ted Maroney. The post What’s Cookin’ With Yellerkin? appeared first on…
  • Radio Round-Up: Jobs, Fundraisers And Zombies

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Radio Round-Up, wherein we take a look at what is happening in college radio. Looking for a job in radio? Distiller Promo is hiring a radio promoter at their Portland, OR office. These types of jobs don’t come around often, so if you are on the job hunt check it out. WHFR, Henry Ford College’s radio station, is hosting their 7th annual record sale this coming Sunday, October 18. Entrance to the event is free for Henry Ford students and costs $1-5 for the public, but all proceeds go to support the station. WUSC, at the University of South Carolina, just kicked off their annual…
  • Staff Picks: Track Of The Week

    webmaster
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    As if we haven’t said it enough, CMJ Music Marathon is happening next week. During that week, CMJ-related content will take over this site, so let’s hope these four tracks of bedroom chills, backpack rap, smooth soul and southern rock drawl are sufficient to ease you into the upcoming madness. Angelo De Augustine – Old Hope Some 22-year-old L.A. ghost-folk prodigy, this isn’t up or down my usual alley, well maybe down, like the down parts, the parts that put on Kurt Vile or Chris Bell when grocery shopping seems a luxury and you notice the sun is setting way earlier…
  • Q&A: Omar Husain, Head Music Director, CJLO

    Carrie Brothers
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In the wake of their 15th anniversary and as part of their first annual fundraising drive, CJLO at Montreal’s Concordia University, compiled an album of local artists covering their favorite songs by fellow Montreal-based musicians. Shortly thereafter, they released a double compilation of songs recorded during in-studio performances. We recently sat down with CJLO’s head music director, Omar Husain, to discuss the albums, their inspiration and what else may be in store for the future. Tell us a bit about what the You Are Related compilation is and how you came up with the idea…
 
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    hypebot

  • Spotify Adds Discounted Family Plan

    Bruce Houghton
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Spotify this morning announced Spotify Family, a new set of plans that allow up to five family members to use Spotify Premium at 50% off. 1 to 4 additional users can be added at $5 per with each getting their own Spotify Premium account including playlists, recommendations and individual listening history.That means a family of five pays $29.99 per month. Spotify Family will roll out over the coming weeks. Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 40 million active users, and over 10 million paying subscribers. And in celebration, Spotify offers: 
  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Google Revamps Music Search, Spotify Adds Family Plan, UMG vs. American Airlines & More

    Bruce Houghton
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    MONDAY 10.20.2014 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web   CLICK HERE  Updated Continuously @ Hypebot's More News Tab 
  • No Ban Here: Beats Cashes In On LeBron James Homecoming With New Commercial [VIDEO]

    Bruce Houghton
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
  • REWIND: The New Music Industry's Week In Review

    Clyde Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    SoundCloud Reveals Operating Loss of $29.2 Million In 2013 Twitter Partners with Soundcloud To Add Music, Audio To Tweets, Adds iTunes Audio Cards with Buy Option Are ASCAP, BMI Obsolete? #1 Music Publisher Sony/ATV Preparing To Exit Apple Unveils iTunes 12: Major Redesign, New Features YouTube By The Numbers: 1B Visitors, 6B Hours Watched Monthly & More Stats MORE: Hypebot's Music Industry News and Jobs Clyde Smith Exits Hypebot Crowdfunding For Musicians Relaunched, Music Biz Blogs Updated American Music Awards: The Full List Of AMA 2014 Nominees Orchestras Create New Opportunities As…
  • Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

    Clyde Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Bandcamp CEO on The Best Way To Support Artists, Bootstrapping A Profitable Startup 3 Underexplored Opportunities Your Band Should Investigate Steve Rennie On The New Music Industry: It Really Is Easier But The Tough Didn't Go Away Bandcamp Tests Patreon Style Artist Subscriptions, Adds Unlimited Video If You Only Pay Attention To What's Happening In Your Music Genre, You're Missing What's Happening MORE: Josh Urban's Planetary Jam Sets The Stage For The 2nd Kindness Exchange & You're Invited 7 Powerful Facebook Features That Bands Overlook Grimes Shares Tips On Being The Boss Of Your…
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  • 2014 AES Convention: shrinking opportunities in music audio

    Raquel Fernandes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Checking the website for the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in Los Angeles, I took note of the swipes promoting the event. Each heading was framed as follows: If it’s about ____________, it’s at AES. The slide show contained nine headings that are to be a part of the upcoming convention (in no particular order because you start at whatever point in the slide show you happened to log-in to the site). Archiving & Restoration Networked Audio Broadcast & Streaming Product Design Recording Project Studios Sound for Picture Live Sound Game Sound The list was interesting…
  • An interview with Tracey Laird

    Alice
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In honor of the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the longest running live music show on television, we spoke to author Tracey E. W. Laird, author of Austin City Limits: A History, about the challenges the show has faced, the ways that it has adapted to a rapidly changing music industry, and what makes ACL perennially appealing to viewers. What is the biggest challenge that Austin City Limits (ACL) has faced over the years? One of the show’s biggest challenges for the first 25 years was funding. In the ups and downs of the public broadcasting world, largely dependent on fundraising…
  • In person online: the human touch

    Raquel Fernandes
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    What is the human touch in online learning? How do you know if it’s there? What does it look and feel like? My epiphany on this topic occurred when a student told me “I thought I would have done better if I had a real teacher.” This pronouncement triggered a cascade of questions: Why didn’t she see me as real? Because we weren’t in the same physical space? The physical separation of instructor and students creates a psychological and communications gap, and the missing element is the perception of people as real in an online environment — the human touch. Did she think the…
  • An inside look at AMS/SMT Meeting

    Raquel Fernandes
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In about a month, the American Musicological Society will again gather to confer, listen, perform, and celebrate. Our Annual Meeting this year will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city. We meet from Thursday to Sunday, 6-9 November, downtown at the Wisconsin Center and the Hilton Hotel. This year we are joined by the Society for Music Theory in what promises to be a very special meeting. AMS Photo of 2009 Annual Meeting The program committees of the AMS and SMT have been hard at work assembling a rich selection of papers spanning a wide array of topics, from chant and medieval…
  • Temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and Bond

    KatherineS
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Today, 5 October, we celebrate James Bond Day, and this year has been a great one for 007. In January, both song and score for Skyfall won Grammys, and 18 September marked the 50th anniversary of the general release of the film Goldfinger in UK cinemas. Shirley Bassey’s extraordinary rendition of the title song played a key role in its success. In these extracts from The Music of James Bond, Jon Burlingame recounts the stories behind some of the great title songs. Goldfinger More significantly, the public seemed to be paying equal attention to Goldfinger’s bold, brassy Barry score.
 
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    Netlabels & News

  • Alex Cahe - My Call [Nu-Logic065]

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

    Quetzal Contla
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
     Transmission 13 nos presenta su trabajo musical, esta vez mediante Assembly Field recordings, un netlabel dedicado al ambient, la experimentación y la música producida por medios electrónicos.En Time Will Pass You By nuestro artista ha plasmado una serie de pasajes sonoros fusionados en un solo tema de larga duración. Listo para disfrutar.http://assemblyfield.blogspot.mx/2014/06/af11-transmission-13-time-will-pass-you.html
  • México a Cielo Abierto

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
     Documental sobre la minería a cielo abierto de Blackfire Exploration en México y Chiapas.Dirección: Andrés DCOhttp://otrosmundoschiapas.org/materiales/2011/10/mexico-a-cielo-abierto/
  • In Vitro - Axolotl [SI-27]

    Quetzal Contla
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
     Nuestro amigo In Vitro en el pasado mes de Marzo lanzó un nuevo álbum titulado, "Axolotl", para el netlabel Sillage Intemporel. Como es de esperarse los trabajos de este señor son una incertidumbre, ya que siempre sondea universos sonoros muy diferentes. En esta ocasión nos presenta diez temas de paisajes sonoros, entre secuencias tímbricas y percusivas, empapado de un fuerte concepto experimental. Impecable. -Reseña tomada de Música Selectionhttp://sillage-intemporel.bandcamp.com/album/axolotl
  • El Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina, OCMAL

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Fotografía CC-BY-SA-2.0-de de Reinhard JahnEl Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL) es una articulación de +40 organizaciones con el objetivo de defender las comunidades afectadas por la minería.Cuenta con una base de datos, noticias, Mapa del uso de Cianuro en América Latina, Mapa de Criminalización de la Protesta Social por Oposición a la Minería y otros proyectos. http://www.conflictosmineros.net/
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Beethoven essay

    Alex Ross
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Deus Ex Musica. The New Yorker, Oct. 20, 2014. Also in this week's issue, a column on Anna Netrebko at the Met and the NY Phil's Nielsen series.
  • Miscellany

    Alex Ross
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Geoff Edgers, formerly of the Boston Globe and newly arrived at the Washington Post, has a richly detailed, wrenching piece on the Atlanta Symphony lockout. It seems to me that the conduct of the Woodruff Arts Center, and in particular its murky financial dealings, demand a serious investigation.... A retrospective of the work of filmmaker Bill Morrison, who has collaborated so memorably with John Moran (The Death Train), Michael Gordon (Decasia), and Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Miners' Hymns), among others, opens at MoMA next week. There will be film-concerts with Dave Douglas, Maya…
  • Two views of a new building

    Alex Ross
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
  • Pittsburgh visit

    Alex Ross
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    I spoke at Carnegie Mellon last night, in the Humanities Center's "Music: Mind, Machine, and Milieu" lecture series. Many thanks to David Shumway, Richard Randall, and others for hosting me. This was my first visit to Pittsburgh since 2000, when I saw Mariss Jansons lead the Pittsburgh Symphony in Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra. Two strong recommendations: Caliban Books, where I picked up as many books as will fit in my luggage; and Crested Duck, where we ate after the lecture. I'm no professional foodie, but the latter seemed pretty extraordinary. Above, a musical…
  • Ann Cleare

    Alex Ross
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The Irish composer, currently a student of Chaya Czernowin's at Harvard, will be featured alongside Chiyoko Szlavnics and Øyvind Torvund at a Yarn/Wire concert at ISSUE Project Room tomorrow night.
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Thomas Rhett shares some exciting news...

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    He's not only back in the studio...he's PUMPED he's back in the studio. And guess what?! So are we! Because that typically means new music and the only thing better than Thomas Rhett music is NEW Thomas Rhett music...who's with me?! Are YOU pumped to hear he's back in the...
  • Nashville kicks Kip Moore's butt..

    Ashley Anne-Helene
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    I guess there comes a point in anyone's life when you realize you're not as young as you used to be. And even Kip Moore isn't immune to that. Especially when you're out in Nashville after a successful Ryman show. Although...in my humble opinion Kip didn't look too rough considering...
  • Reba McEntire has a special announcement coming this week

    Shannon
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Look out everyone, Reba's got something up her sleeve. Last week the singer took to Facebook to announce in a video that she has a special announcement for fans coming this week on Tuesday. Post by Reba McEntire. Most fans commenting on the Facebook post seem to be hoping her...
  • LeAnn Rimes' Christmas EP cover is quite lovely

    Shannon
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Introducing your newly crowned Ice Queen. Just in time for Halloween, LeAnn Rimes is releasing a new Christmas EP called "One Christmas: Chapter 1." The EP will feature 6 songs and is the second holiday release of LeAnn's career, the first being "What a Wonderful World" (2004). It is also...
  • Dustin Lynch sent to the hospital by rogue beer can

    Shannon
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Dustin Lynch's face injury - People.com Dayumm. Looks like someone needs to work on his beer-can-ducking stage moves. At his Friday night show at MulletFest in (ironically) Niceville, Florida, someone had the nerve to throw a beer can at Dustin Lynch's lovely, lovely face that unfortunately found its mark. "I...
 
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  • Helix

    Oliver Chesler
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    There is a new iOS game I am in love with called Helix. It’s kind of like a mix between the a game on Magnavox Odyssey 2 called UFO and anything from Jeff Minter. Acid colors, awesome soundtrack and very good arcade play. “It all makes for a wonderful arcade experience. The twist is rich enough that everything feels fresh, and there’s something almost painfully addictive about the game as well.” – pocketgamer.co.uk For more info: itunes.apple.com/us/app/id562550427?mt=8
  • Daniel Miller in his Berlin Home

    Oliver Chesler
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Ah, two of my favorite things: Berlin and Daniel Miller. Slice (also based in Berlin) visits Daniel Miller in his home. I love seeing which Eurorack modules he has, the art on his walls and just hearing him talk all things Depeche Mode and anything else! “Daniel Miller has earned his place among the most influential figures in the music business from the last three or four decades. Throughout his career, Miller has often showed great vision and an excellent taste in music; he founded the legendary Mute Label, discovered and produced Depeche Mode, signed classic acts like Throbbing…
  • Waves 23 Suicide Tribute Mix

    Oliver Chesler
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    W?VES 23 – 12/10/2014 SPECIAL SUICIDE TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK ICONIC LEGENDS by W?ves on Mixcloud Here is a DJ set and interview that covers the recent release of the “Special Suicide Tribute To New York Iconic Legends” album. I did one of the covers for the song Rocket USA. Enjoy the listen and you can hear my remix and order the album here: link 1. Suicide – Johnny – 1977 2. Novo – Cheere -2014 3. Simi Nah – Diamonds Fur coat, Champagne – 2014 4. Black Egg ft Hausfrau – Dream Baby Dream – 2014 5. L.A.A.G. – Rain of ruin -2014 6.
  • Sunglasses at Night Event

    Oliver Chesler
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    I (The Horrorist) will be DJing tonight in Manhattan. The event is called “Sunglasses at Night” and it will be at Leftfield (87 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002). The dress code is “sunglasses” although you can certainly join us if you want to come with your naked eyes. Tonight will be more on the fun side meaning I will not be playing the normal dark EBM or Industrial. Tonight is everything else 80s like some lighter New Wave, AOR, Breakdance, Freestyle, etc… The event takes place in the basement room. So please join me and have some fun! “Dresscode:…
  • Oliver Chesler’s Recording Studio 1995

    Oliver Chesler
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    I was looking through some old photos last night and I came across a photo of myself in my studio in 1995. It was in this room I wrote the first Things to Come Releases including One Night in NYC and many of the early Industrial Strength Records I recorded. This studio was in my mother’s basement. Her bedroom was just above it. Looking back I realize how funny it is that I was screaming my head off down there. I do remember I was going to a wedding and thought, “OK I look cool lets take a photo in the studio.”. So hah please look past my uncool look and let’s see what…
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    The Boot

  • Pat Green Says He's Ready to Release a New Album — He Just Needs a Label

    Gayle Thompson
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Pat Green has a new album ready to be released -- he just hasn't decided how he is going to get it in the hands of his fans. The Texan has been on several labels, including Universal Republic, BNA and, most recently, Sugar Hill Records, as well as released some of his records independently, and he says he still isn't sure what he'll do with his latest set of tunes. Continue reading…
  • Lucinda Williams Discusses Turning Dad's Poetry Into New Song 'Compassion'

    Gayle Thompson
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Lucinda Williams' latest album, 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,' was a daunting undertaking. The two-disc project covers myriad subjects and styles, from religion to her childhood to her almost 40-year career in country music. But of all the 23 tracks, perhaps none is quite as poignant as the song 'Compassion,' which is based on a poem by her father, famed poet Miller Williams, and inspired the title of the album. Continue reading…
  • Darius Rucker Discusses Being a Black Man in Country Music

    Hannahlee Allers
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Darius Rucker was the first black man to chart a No. 1 on the Hot Country Chart since Charley Pride. Rucker says that Pride helped pave the way for him as a black man in the genre. Continue reading…
  • Alabama Interview: Country Legends Discuss New Gospel Album, 'Angels Among Us'

    Sterling Whitaker
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Alabama are one of the best-selling country acts of all time. The country legends have sold more than 75 million albums and singles and placed 43 No. 1 singles on the Billboard charts, earning broad crossover appeal. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Continue reading…
  • Ray Scott Releases 'Drinkin' Beer' Music Video

    Gayle Thompson
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ray Scott has released the video for his debut single, 'Drinkin' Beer,' from his latest self-titled album. The comedic tune shows the singer living up to the song's title while on his porch, on a lake, and even sporting a denim mini-skirt, but it's all in good fun. Continue reading…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Book Notes - Anne Valente "By Light We Knew Our Names"

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Anne Valente's magnificent debut collection By Light We Knew Our Names is filled with lyrical stories of family and coming of age. Publishers Weekly wrote of the collection: "Family looms large in the 13 stories in Valente's debut…the warmth and fluidity of…
  • Book Notes - Isabel Quintero "Gabi, a Girl in Pieces"

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Myla Goldberg, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Freshly told in a diary format, Isabel Quintero's Gabi, a Girl in Pieces is one of the year's finest young adult novels. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Readers won't soon forget Gabi, a young woman coming into her own in the face of intense pressure from her family,…
  • Shorties (Peter Mendelsund on Book Design, An Interview with Lucinda Williams, and more)

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Fresh Air interviewed author and book designer Peter Mendelsund. PopMatters interviewed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. Nick Hornby listed the top 10 unfinishable novels at the Guardian. The band BrooklynVegan interviewed Ariel Pink. All Things Considered examines Macon, Georgia's endangered musical history. Author Jac Jemc interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown. Delta Spirit visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Librarians chose the best teacher characters in children's literature. The duo Royal Blood broke down their debut album track-by-track at…
  • Daily Downloads (Young Tongue, Ought, and more)

    david
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Hello Strangers: The Hello Strangers album [mp3] Las Animas: "Like Honey" [mp3] Little Cinema: "When You Think of Me" [mp3] from Adventure Miracle Sweepstakes: "Maker's Script" [mp3] Robbie Santis: Seasons EP [mp3] Selja Sini: Back Home EP [mp3] Various Artists: A​-​F Records & Commonwealth Press 2014 Free Sampler album [mp3] Victoria Bouton: Howling with Wolves album [mp3] Young Tongue: "Heavy Metal Thunder" [mp3] from Death Rattle (out November 11th) Free and legal live…
  • Shorties (David Mitchell Interviewed, Stuart Murdoch on Every Belle and Sebastian Album, and more)

    david
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Bookworm interviewed author David Mitchell. Flavorwire interviewed Stuart Murdoch about every Belle and Sebastian album. The Story Prize blog interviewed author Justin Taylor. The band Rainer Maria is reuniting for an NYC New Year's Eve show. The Almost Live at Mellowpages podcast interviewed NY Tyrant publisher Giancarlo Di Trapano. Stereogum listed the best Mekons songs. Biographile recommended biographies of American "upstarts, rebels and renegades." The Quietus interviewed singer Candi Staton. Flavorwire listed the best 50 movies about writers. The A.V. Club recommended entry points into…
 
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  • The Drake paper doll

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    It's Music and Fashion week here at CBC Music, so what better time to unveil another edition in our popular paper doll series (if you haven't already, check out our Bowie paper doll). This time, we decided to keep it Canadian with one of the country's biggest musicians: Drake. Now, while Drake isn't exactly the most fashionable musician, it's not for lack of trying. Cosby sweaters, Miami gigolo silk blouses, MJ-inspired all-white, retro tuxes, vintage North Face jackets, Drizzy has tried it all, to varying levels of success. Now it's your turn to help him out by dressing up your very own…
  • Junk in the Trunk: Drive’s Daily Blog for Monday October 20

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 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: "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas JUNK IN THE TRUNK: 100 mind-blowing facts: REAR-VIEW MIRROR: Three times a week, Rich Terfry looks back in our Rear-view Mirror at a great song from the good ol’ days. Today, we celebrate "Where Are They Now Week" with Norman Greenbaum and "Spirit In The Sky." One of the biggest one hit wonders of all time is Norman…
  • Shad, Agnes Obel, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, more: songs you need to hear this week

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    We've started a new series, suggesting the songs you need to hear right now. Staff from CBC Music, Radio 2, 3 and Sonica will all chime in with tracks they just can't get out of their heads, be it a reimagined cover via banjo greats or an inkling of how Nancy Sinatra and the Black Keys would've sounded like together. Let us know in the comments if anything really catches your ear — or if you have new song suggestions. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, ‘Railroad’This, in simplest terms, a husband-and-wife duo comprised of maybe the two greatest banjo players in the world.
  • A century of fashion and music: 100 looks for 100 years

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    When we think about the evolution of fashion, there may be no better mirror than that of music, particularly popular music. Technology goes way faster, literature goes slower, art keeps its own pace, but music and fashion tend to operate in sync, feeding off each other, growing and receding in equal measure. To celebrate this rich, symbiotic relationship, I’ve delved deep into the archives of our modern era (1914-2014) in search of the best-dressed or most stylish musicians and their music. From Irving Berlin to Mamie Smith, Glenn Miller to David Bowie, Blondie to Beyoncé, you’ll find…
  • David Baskeyfield wins first prize at 2014 Canadian International Organ Competition

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Thirty-year-old David Baskeyfield from the United Kingdom has won first prize at the 2014 Canadian International Organ Competition, following his third round performance of Mozart, Willan, Isoir, Alain and Widor on the Casavant Frères organ at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal. Baskeyfield's first-place finish comes with a cash award of $25,000, the $5,000 Polly Bales Memorial Prize, a recording contract with ATMA Classique, as well as management and career development support over the next three years. The $5,000 Royal Canadian College of Organists Prize for best interpretation of a…
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    Music News Net

  • Mark Knopfler Announced New Solo Album Plans

    Administrator
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Music News- Mark Knopfler will follow up his moody, seafaring-focused 2012 album ‘Privateering’ with his ninth solo release that will be called ‘Tracker’ Final release date is still tbd but it's due sometime in early 2015. The former Dire Straits...
  • David Bowie Returns with New Tune, Sue...

    Administrator
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Music News- David Bowie returns with a brand new tune, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”. This marks Bowie’s first new material since last year’s albumThe Next Day. The new song was recorded by the (still) Thin White Duke...
  • Neil Young Announces Storytone

    Administrator
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Music News - Neil Young has announced a November 4 release, out via Reprise Records. Entitled Storytone, the set has ten new tunes, recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra, choir and Young. This time he took...
  • Neil Young Announces Storytime Album

    Administrator
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Music News - Iconic folk-rocker Neil Young has announced a November 4 release, out via Reprise Records. Entitled Storytime, the set has ten new tunes, recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra, choir and Young. This time...
  • Jim Urie Announces Retirement from Universal Music Group Distribution

    Administrator
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Music News- Jim Urie, the last of the music industry distribution giants, has announced that he will be retiring from Universal Music Group Distribution at the end of this year. Mr Urie joined the company as executive VP/GM in 1998,...
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • 33 – Street Performing Tips: How to Make Money Busking

    Bob Baker
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Do you have what it takes to busk? To play for tips out in public places? This week Billy and Bob share their best street performing tips. Learn where and when to play, how to attract a crowd, and what to do to earn more money. What do YOU think about our street performing tips? 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 Stitcher. Click here…
  • 32 – Kickstarter Best Practices: How to Crowdfund Your Next Music Project

    Bob Baker
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    So you’re seriously thinking about using Kickstarter or IndieGogo (or another fan-funding site) to raise money. Time to jump in and collect all the money, right? Hold on! There are a lot of things to think about before you start a crowdfunding campaign. Billy and Bob cover the basic elements you need to know and have in place before you go public with your campaign. What do YOU think about our ideas on Kickstarter best practices? 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…
  • 31 – How to Fan Fund Your Music WITHOUT Kickstarter

    Bob Baker
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Crowdsourcing and fan funding are all the rage. Sure, you could use Kickstarter or IndieGogo to raise money for your music project. Or … You could get creative and use these often overlooked ideas to inspire fans to support you and your music with financial contributions. One duo raised $1,700 on their own with a small fan base. What could you do? What do YOU think about our ideas on fan funding without Kickstarter? 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)…
  • 30 – Niche Music Markets: How to Dominate Genres and Themes

    Bob Baker
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Would you rather be a small musical fish in a big pond or a big fish in a musical lake of your own making? That’s what Billy and Bob cover this week: Niche music markets and how to rule over them. From funny golf songs and music for yoga … To creepy Christmas tunes and Irish drinking songs for cat lovers … Your “Music Marketing Monday” hosts show you how to dominate a category by serving highly targeted audiences. What do YOU think about our niche music markets discussion? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using the hashtag #MMMchat. Better yet, leave…
  • The Cure for Social Media Overwhelm

    Bob Baker
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’ve had it! Have you ever shouted these words in a moment of utter frustration? I know I have. Or maybe for you it was “Oh, come on!” or “Are you kidding me?” I’m talking about the confusion that overwhelms you when trying to figure out how to use the Internet to promote your music. Everybody raves about all these wonderful tools at our disposal … But where do you start? Which social media sites do you focus on? Do you really have to be on ALL of them? One blog post or expert says “You must be on Facebook or the world will come to an…
 
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    Artists House Music

  • Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ Can I...

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

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

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

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

    cathyweeks
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ A new class of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is rolling out, including “.nyc”!  This is a new domain for New Yorkers.  Here is a bit of information about the new .nyc domain from the official website: http://www.nic.nyc/about/   Who Will Own .nyc? Any New Yorker whose work, ideas and creativity are based in the City. Locals who provide services, products or content to fellow New Yorkers. Companies, organizations and individuals wishing to showcase the value of their location online.
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    Next2Shine.com

  • Watch List: Teza Sumendra, Representing R&B On the Other Side of the World

    Isaiah Jackson
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Soul and R&B has chosen a vessel to bring its sound to a country where Pop and Rock are the major influences. Teza Sumendra is the first of his kind that we have ever come across – an Indonesian singer gifted with the tone and vocal conviction that is incontrovertibly in favor of R&B. His... ....
  • Join Us: ASCAP & Next2Shine Present: Champagne Social (NYC)

    Andrew C
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    We joined forces with ASCAP & BKLYN1834 to bring you the CMJ version of “Champagne Social”. We've been quietly building a community of music enthusiasts, that gather in LA & NY to discover and appreciate talents performing before them. This ethnically & socially diverse crowd shares... ....
  • Music Video: Unbuttoned - Listening To Me

    Mark J
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    With their music being an absorbingly progressive and creatively bold amalgam of pop, r&b, hip hop and electronic influences, Toronto's Unbuttoned are building a name for themselves both north of the border and beyond as their multifaceted alt-r'n'b sensibility continues to persuade listeners... ....
  • BJ The Chicago Kid impresses fans with Good Karma and Soul Of A Woman

    Andrew C
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    No stranger to the music industry, BJ The Chicago Kid has already worked with Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Usher, Mary J. Blige, and Jamie Foxx. Turning the tables around, BJ's built up his credibility and is being titled as "Next" by NY's Hot 97 monthly... ....
  • The First Flush Of Love Has Andy Allo 'Tongue Tied'

    Mark J
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Effervescently talented and artistically diverse, Cameroon-born Andy Allo is forging her own musical path with an eclectically influenced dynamism that is driven by her genre-defying determination to push boundaries in the search for new musical horizons. Having traversed both the self-described... ....
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  • Ixxy - FKA Twigs- Ache 2 (Reimagined by Izzy)

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    It really doesn't matter how many followers you got on SoundCloud. More followers cannot ever equal "better" – it can only equal more popularity (and there must have been some real popular bad decisions throughout human history, I'm… (in post FKA Twigs' 'Ache', reimagined by Izzy from The 405. More by this artist at )
  • Suburban Living - New Strings

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Words: Manuel Lemus A lot of good things have been happening lately to Philly-based musician Wesley Brunch, better known as Suburban Living. Ever since the Virginia native left Virginia Beach, things have been looking up. He recently signed… (in post MP3: “New Strings” – Suburban Living from The Grey Estates. More by this artist at )
  • 27 club - CHLØË BLACK

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    "Leave a good looking corpse behind / pay the price and get your name in lights" - Chloe Black knows what it’s all about on her rattling new single 27 Club that basically speaks for itself and puts… (in post PREMIERE - stream: Chloe Black - 27 Club from disco naïveté. More by this artist at )
  • Nathan Ball Music - Echo

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    London/Cornwall-based alt-folk musician Nathan Ball sets the tone for his forthcoming debut EP with the thunderous first single “Echo”. (in post Listen: Nathan Ball - “Echo” [Premiere] from The Line Of Best Fit. More by this artist at )
  • Imi Fal - Hymn for the Waiting

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    A year ago I wrote about Imi Fal and his ambient, beautiful daydreaming-music. Since then he has released the album “The Man Who Sat Down” and after that also a few individual tracks. On the two last ones… (in post Imi Fal – “Hymn for the Waiting/Sonder” from Meadow Music. More by this artist at )
 
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    Consensus

  • Qualities Essential For A Successful Company – Integrity And Honesty

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Summary: Though record constructing is an innovative Web advertising and marketing approach, you can use it even if you are an intermediate or novice in Web marketing. Your success, right after all, is dependent on your challenging work. Follow these 4 listing developing commandments for newbies, and you should be fine. Once you have your key phrases, you will want to have them in the title of your post, the first sentence of the article and throughout the write-up. Obtaining about a 2%twenty five keyword density in your post is about correct. You don’t want to over things your post…
  • How To Do Web Advertising For Your Freshly Born Internet Site?

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    Utilizing an Web advertising product is 1 of the greatest ways of publicizing your business. There is a wide range of versions current so you may possibly uncover it tough to pick the appropriate one. Considering that each design has its importance, publishers are likely to give you a listing of every product obtainable. You are very likely to locate PPC or Pay for each click amongst the list. When looking for a ppc management services you ought to be searching for a handful of important factors. Firstly, you will want to know that they totally comply with Googles conditions and problems. If…
  • How To Come Up With The Huge Notion

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    I arrived throughout an post recently describing a presentation presented by Seth Godin referred to as 14 Developments that No Marketer Ought to Overlook. In it, Godin provided insights on the remarkable quantity of interaction channels open up to entrepreneurs these days and advice on how to properly utilize them. Those are merely excuses. Road blocks and struggles are one thing everybody bargains with. It’s part of the common human problem. It’s up to us to conquer our own road blocks. Later, I known as my buddy Kathy. I defined about the video clip and about my track notion-…
  • The Cabbage Soup Diet Plan: How To Drop Ten Pounds In Seven Times!

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    19 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    It is difficult for so several of us to deal with our weight. We can all acquire excess weight, that is easy. But it requires a concentrated effort to shed it. For several to lose ten pounds would solve their bodyweight predicament. But the issue is how do you drop these surplus lbs . and enhance your wellness in the process? At breakfast you get half a grapefruit, one slice of toast, two teaspoons of peanut butter, and tea or coffee, black. For lunch, fifty percent a cup of tuna or chicken, one slice of How To Lose 10 Pounds or cheese, black coffee or tea. For supper, two slices of lean…
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were (New Album)

    Tom Newman
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Ben Howard releases his new album ‘I Forget Where We Were’. Purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon.
  • Awesome Melodic House – Itro – Home

    RouteBot
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Itro is an Outertone artist with a bright future. Here is his latest track Home. Enjoy!
  • Taylor Swift Shake It Off Music Video Parody – Ana Ivanovic Shake It Off

    RouteBot
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
  • Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy

    Tom Newman
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Alina Baraz & Galimatias release their new track ‘Fantasy’ on Soundcloud. A great track to put on in the background with it’s ‘electronic’ ‘chill’ feel. If you like what you hear, you can purchase the single on iTunes here.
  • Calvin Harris & R3hab – Burnin’ Demo

    Tom Newman
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Calvin Harris recently released a demo from his latest collaboration track ‘Burnin’ with the help of R3hab. We have already heard some of the latest singles set to release on Calvin’s new album, which follow the much loved electro-pop we’re all familiar with. Although we are only treated with less than 2 minutes of audio with this demo, it show Calvin is exploring some heavier drum & bass and house styles. The single’s available in full on October 27, with his new album ‘Motion’ set to release on 31 October.
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

  • Singing While Old: How Vintage Voices Can "Rock"

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

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

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

    Judy Rodman
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Your songwriting is a form of intellectual property, and as such, it falls to you to protect it from theft. There are different levels of protection you can use.There is the paper and electronic trail... dated lyric sheets, worktape recordings, emails to cowriters, etc. NOTE: The 'poor man's copyright' (sending your song through certified and unopened mail to yourself) has long been debunked as useless.Also... it's a good idea, as suggested in this article at professorpooch.com, to include the little circled 'c' copyright symbol and the name of the owner of the song in any lyric you share…
  • Singing Low Notes at a Recording Mic: The Ninja Technique

    Judy Rodman
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    This will be short but powerful post with a professional tip I have learned to sing my lowest notes in the vocal booth. For the first time, I'm including a little impromptu video from my webcam to illustrate. Simply put your hand on your sternum over your heart and gently press. It should cause your chest to open, not closed!) If you're doing it properly, you'll be getting taller, not shorter. Make sure your head stays back, don't let it bow forward.You should find a resonant, rich, not hooty low note much easier to sing, and more controllable, too.Did you try it? What did you notice?
 
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Nightcrawler

    Jørn Tillnes
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Nightcrawler Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Nightcrawler by James Newton Howard. At a glance: 28 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 71.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 8.72 Album Excellence: 17% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Welcome to another installment of The Big J’s Sundays where I feature reviews from one of the big J’s, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, James Horner and James Newton Howard. Nightcrawler is the new thriller everyone is talking about. Directed and written by Dan Gilroy and featuring a…
  • Soundtrack Review: Igor

    Jørn Tillnes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Igor Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Igor by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 23 tracks 62 minutes of score Geek Score: 85.2 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 27.5 Album Excellence: 44% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Igor by Anthony Leondis is an animated movie about a different kind of Igor. The score is by Patrick Doyle and is part of Patrick Doyle month. I’m thinking dark and funny animated movie scored by Doyle and that gives me great pleasure. It can’t be bad, surely!? Is Igor Russian by any chance? I always thought he…
  • Soundtrack Review: Runers

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Runers Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Runers by Andrew James Livingston. At a glance: 23 tracks 57 minutes of score Geek Score: 88.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 29.55 Album Excellence: 52% Buy or stream? Buy How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Runers is a top-down rogue-like dungeon shooter where you explore a vast underground labyrinth and face fierce monsters and bosses. The score is composed by Andrew James Livingston. I’ve never played this games, but I have seen it in action and heard the music in context. When you listen to the score…
  • Soundtrack Review: Nanny McPhee

    Jørn Tillnes
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nanny McPhee Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Nanny McPhee by Patrick Doyle. At a glance: 20 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 70 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 13.03 Album Excellence: 26% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Nanny McPhee by director Kirk Jones is the latest score I review in Patrick Doyle month. Nanny McPhee is a comedy first, fantasy second about a nanny who is also a witch and there’s lots of magic involved in the film, but what about the score? Well, it’s silly for one, or at least in parts but…
  • Soundtrack Review: Annabelle

    Jørn Tillnes
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Annabelle Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Review of Annabell by Joseph Bishara. At a glance: 26 tracks 51 minutes of score Geek Score: 88.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 23.52 Album Excellence: 46% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? You might have heard of Annabelle if you have ever seen James Wan’s The Conjuring where she was one of the Warren’s old war stories of a possessed doll by that name. Well she got her own movie and Joseph Bishara who did the score to The Conjuring and other horror movies like Insidious and…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Stray Dog to Set Up Jam Room at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender

    Indiecision
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    The rest of the world, warts and all, disappears when you’re at a festival. You soak in the acts, immersed in the music, floating in joy, when somewhere down the line, all problems set sail for a different planet. The whole idea of similarly trouble-free strangers sharing space together only adds to that positivity, that communal atmosphere which encompasses ‘a festival vibe’. And we hope to increment that vibe at all four Bacardi NH7 Weekenders this year, with a dedicated jam room that the folks at Stray Dog will be setting up. It’s aimed at giving anyone and everyone the chance to…
  • Nucleya, Karsh Kale, Monica Dogra and Others Play Lee 125

    Indiecision
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Denim brand Lee turned 125 and to celebrate, they threw a party at a stadium. We were there and got you some pictures from the mad evening.
  • The Aussie BBQ Will Hit Mumbai and Delhi this November

    Indiecision
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Over the last two years, the Aussie BBQ has brought some phenomenal Australian acts like Karnivool, Jinja Safari, Big Scary and Spoonbill to a venue near you. This year will be no different. You’ll have a chance to catch psych-tinged alt-rockers Cloud Control (pictured), anti-folk songstress Sarah Blasko, garage-rock troublemakers Money for Rope and dance deconstructionists Peking Duk at the Kolkata and Bangalore editions of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (buy tickets here). But in case you’re from Mumbai or Delhi, and find yourself unable to leave your city, you can catch all four…
  • Everything You Need to Know About #Lee125

    Indiecision
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Last month, we told you about denim brand Lee’s impending party to celebrate its 125th anniversary. The celebration will take place tomorrow (October 11) at National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) 30,000 sq. ft. indoor stadium. It’s a free gig and the lineup consists of nine artists who will represent five eras of the denim brand with five different genres of music. There are five sets of collaborations spread over the course of the evening, with Ez Riser and Saba Azad kickstarting the event at 5pm. While Ez Riser, the solo project of KRUNK boss Sohail Arora, creates music you’re…
  • Further Down the Electronic Route: Jon Hopkins Talks About His Craft and Dosas

    Ritwik Deshpande
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    “It’s very crucial,” says Jon Hopkins, talking about the importance of imperfection and circumstance in his music. “It tends to enhance the elements that sound a bit irregular and a bit wrong — it makes you realize that you’re listening to something that’s not looped. It’s repeating, but that’s happening naturally. There are changes occurring all the time which define the narrative and guide the listener into that new space.” On last year’s Mercury Prize-nominated stunner Immunity, Hopkins used four-to-the-floor techno rhythms as metric spines around which he let loose…
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    BoldAsLove.us

  • SEE IT: Newly restored cult favorite ‘Stations of the Elevated’–Oct 17—23

    Rob Fields
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
      New York City always has a certain romanticism to it.  In addition to it never sleeping and being the town where many of your wildest dreams can come true, there is also an aesthetic viewpoint to the city that whether it is the present pristine look or the rough and tumble 1970’s, there is an unmistakable power in its beauty. This is often best captured in moving images and filmmaker Manfried Kirchheimer understands the beat of urban life this better than most. That vision is shown in Stations of the Elevated, his 1977 filmed (released in 1981) documentary. Beginning this Friday for…
  • Black on Hulu: Bill Cosby in I SPY

    Rob Fields
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
      Something special happened in 1965.  This something special had nothing to do with The Beatles, or James Brown, the space race or politics but it still changed the future for the better in a very significant way.  That year, a well-known young comedian jumped from telling his observational and introspective jokes on stage and became a bonafide actor whose presence and vision would change the television landscape. When Bill Cosby first graced American televisions screens as Alexander Scott on I SPY as an American secret agent traveling undercover overseas and posing as a professional…
  • Toshi Reagon’s 4th Word* Rock* & Sword Festival: 9/14-9/21

    Rob Fields
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    @biglovely1 Toshi Reagon is another force of nature, and we’re all better for her presence as an artist, organizer and friend.  Today kicks off her fourth annual women’s festival that consists of nine (9) events that focus on various women’s health and LGBT issues, as well as cultural nights that celebrate the creativity and brilliance of women.  Special guests this year will include Sting and Patti Lupone, not to mention a lineup that includes Tamar-Kali, author Jacqueline Woodson, Hanifah Walidah, Joan As Police Woman, and Stephanie McKay, to name only a few.  Killer,…
  • Bold As Love X Brooklyn Book Festival: 9/16/14

    Rob Fields
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Yes, we’re back for the the fifth year in support of ringShout’s Brooklyn Book Festival event this Tuesday!  Once again, we’re thrilled to support a great lineup of writers who are writing the world. Bridgett M. Davis (Into The Go-Slow) Saeed Jones (Prelude To Bruise) Elizabeth Nunez (Not For Everyday Use: A Memoir) Lauren Francis-Sharma (‘Til The Well Runs Dry) co-hosted by the Franklin Park Reading Series $6 cover (includes 1 drink) About ringShout: A Place For Black Literature Founded in 2007 by a group of writers, editors, and booksellers, ringShout is dedicated…
  • Afropunk, Black Diversity, And What Marketers Need To Know

    Rob Fields
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This article originally appeared on Forbes.com on Thursday, August 21, 2014 In his book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness,author and MSNBC host Toure noted:“If there are 40 million black people, then there are 40 million ways to be black.” Of course, marketers can’t be expected to understand each individual in a group.  Nor should they only look at an undifferentiated mass.  It’s smarter to begin exploring movements and networks.  When it comes to diversity within the black consumer segment, Afropunk or black alternative culture, is worth a serious look. If numbers hold, 60,000…
 
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    Audio and Sound

  • Best Music Albums to Test Audio System

    editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Being an audiophile does not just mean you are constantly dragging audio equipment into your listening room, while you drown in cables and stress over whether your amp is good [...]
  • Electric vs. Acoustic Instruments

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

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

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

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

  • One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio)

    OneDirectionVEVO
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One Direction - Steal My Girl (Audio) Steal My Girl is the first single from One Direction's fourth album, FOUR. Steal My Girl is available to pre-order now in the UK, and out now everywhere else: http://smarturl.it/1DStealMyGirliT.... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 10691257 306352 ratings Time: 03:48 More in Music
  • One Direction - Fireproof

    OneDirectionVEVO
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    One Direction - Fireproof Fireproof is a track from One Direction's latest album, FOUR which is available to pre-order now : http://smarturl.it/1DFouriTdlx Music video by One Direction performing Fireproof. (C) 2014... From: OneDirectionVEVO Views: 4903425 162513 ratings Time: 02:54 More in Music
  • Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine Jimmy challenges Adam to a friendly game of random musical impressions, like Michael Jackson singing the Sesame Street theme song. Subscribe NOW to The Tonig... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 14310597 81367 ratings Time: 05:02 More in Comedy
  • Epic Patty Cake Song (I'll Think Of You)

    Kurt Hugo Schneider
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Epic Patty Cake Song (I'll Think Of You) We did it!! One Take! We shot this all of the little Canon Vixia Mini X :1 Check out this playlist showcasing a bunch of creators making stuff on the Vixia! ... From: Kurt Hugo Schneider Views: 5294931 76985 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Music
  • Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster Jimmy challenges Kevin Hart to conquer his fear of roller coasters while they're hanging out at Universal Orlando Resort. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show S... From: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Views: 18989884 127667 ratings Time: 04:20 More in Comedy
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • New Album Release: The White Whale

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

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

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

    Heather
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  In my last two posts I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when it comes to idea generation, the need to capture ideas when they bubble up and the most efficient and effective way to do this; and using GoodNotes and Adonit Mini stylus on the iPad to mark up scripts. No. 3: Marked up scripts are easier on the eye for an overworked sound…
  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale': Part 2

    Heather
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  How to paperlessly mark up a script In my last post I talked about priming the subconscious to do the heavy lifting when it comes to idea generation, and the need to capture ideas when they bubble up, as they are wont to do at the most inopportune times (in the shower, in the crisp aisle at the Co-op, in the wee small hours…) My favourites are Evernote and a…
 
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    NewMusicBox

  • Boston: A Fight for Love and Glory—Pipeline! at 25

    Matthew Guerrieri
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Boston loves its exemplars—those acts that either are so singular as to make (and, sometimes, break) the mold, or that so fully embody a sound, or a genre, or an attitude, as to aspire to a kind of universal standard.
  • Hindustani Music: Let It Go

    Reena Esmail
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    When I began to study Hindustani music, I treated the recording of each lesson the way I would have treated the score of a Beethoven sonata, meticulously learning and memorizing each phrase, with all its subtle twists and turns. It took me years to realize that most Hindustani musicians do not practice this way.
  • Three Musicians Among 2014 USA Fellows

    NewMusicBox Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Alison Brown, Daoud A. Haroon, and Meshell Ndegeocello are among the 34 newly announced United States Artists Fellows. Each will receive an award of $50,000.
  • Lainie Fefferman: Strength In Numbers

    Alexandra Gardner
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    "I like things that are minimal, unexpectedly simple, and surprisingly powerful… In math and music I think it's really striking how you can take these tiny little ideas, and they can explain huge reactions."
  • Sounds Heard: Christian Wolff—Pianist: Pieces

    Matthew Guerrieri
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    In Wolff’s music, one might say that the implied history of each piece, the fact of its composition, its notation, its interpretation and performance, is elevated to the point where it is not just present, but it is, in fact, how the piece is experienced. Every sound is a reminder of its own origin.
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    TRAEXS.COM Music Video News

  • Infographic about the Evolution of Music

    traexs
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Today music is very manifold. How manifold opposed to the former 200 years is shown by a nice animated infographic. This shows the development in time as well as the various interdependencies of music styles. By choosing a year the relevant interdependencies are shown as well. Of interest is the background of the infographic. It […]
  • Soundcloud offers new Partner Features to Musicians

    traexs
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The music sharing platform SoundCloud has revised it partner program lately. To the existing Free and Pro versions a Premium version has been added. The premium version offers musicians again further options compared to the pro versions. A main feature is the ability to sell music on the platform. This up to now has been […]
  • DJ Techno Live Sets

    traexs
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    If you like techno, Techno Livesets may become a favorite service to you. The site plays live dj sets directly uploaded by djs around the world. The site has the following rubrics: techno, techhouse, house and minimal techno. Additionally videos are available, an online radio and toplists. Last but not least the site is very […]
  • Live Music Streams and Streaming

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

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

  • Filter it Out!

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

    Esther
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); VCO, DCO, LFO, the sixth episode of the Audiofanzine Synthesis Series explains all these weird, yet unavoidable acronyms. Let’s oscillate!
  • Make Some Noise!

    Esther
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402419230000-0'); From wave to noise, Audiofanzine takes this new step in the fifth article of our Synthesis series. Jump in with us!
  • In Search of the Perfect Wave

    Esther
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Fourth episode of our series of educational articles about Synthesis. Today we’ll look into the main waveforms that are usually adopted as the basic ingredients of any respectable sound “lab.” Read the article
  • What’s the Frequency?

    Esther
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    The third episode in our Synthesis Series explains everything related to the frequency, its highs and lows. Read the article
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • Evang. Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse – The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago

    Bob Marovich
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago TREWWORKS Music Group/Deznell Music Group (2011) www.cdbaby.com/cd/nelsonlarkinsgodsposse By Bob Marovich It is always a pleasure to hear a live gospel quartet album that truly captures the excitement of a group having church. Such an album is The Kind of God We Serve by Chicago-based Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse. Although the group’s name gives the impression that it is a contemporary small choir, make no mistake: Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse is a rompin’, stompin’…
  • Casey J’s Leap of Faith Lands “Fill Me Up” on Billboard Chart

    Bob Marovich
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Bob Marovich of the Journal of Gospel Music interviews Casey J, whose “Fill Me Up” is currently in the Top 20 of Billboard‘s Top Gospel Airplay Chart. The post Casey J’s Leap of Faith Lands “Fill Me Up” on Billboard Chart appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • “All We Need Is Love” – Totally 4 Him feat. Doug Williams & Stan Jones

    Bob Marovich
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    “All We Need Is Love” Totally 4 Him feat. Doug Williams & Stan Jones T4HBless@gmail.com Totally 4 Him, a young male quartet from the Full Gospel Church of God in Lumber City, Georgia, calls its style “quartemporary:” quartet music with a contemporary twist. The group’s national debut single, “All We Need Is Love,” illustrates the singers’ commitment to genre-bending by combining quartet harmonies with an island beat and smooth pop production. The Caribbean flavor gives the song’s inspirational we’ve-got-to-love-everybody theme a Bob Marley feel. The…
  • BMI to Honor Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace, and Anointed Pace Sisters

    Bob Marovich
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    NEW YORK, October 16, 2014 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, is set to salute gospel leaders Israel Houghton, LaShun Pace and The Anointed Pace Sisters at its 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in Atlanta. The event, which was previously held in Nashville, is slated for Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Ga.). Gospel music’s premier songwriters, brightest stars and leading industry executives will attend the invitation-only event, which is part industry celebration and part…
  • Episode 85: JGM Music Hour

    Bob Marovich
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
              Click on the image above to begin the program. Playlist for Episode 85: God Is Great – Leap: David Daughtry Just For Me – Monica Lisa Stevenson Take It Easy – Soul Messengerz The Blood Medley – Kathy Taylor Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Tammy Smith Your Grace – Marilyn Dunn Always – Gladys Knight Purify Me – Zie’l I Shall Live – B. Chase Williams & Shabach My Inspiration – Angela “Missy” Billups Deep Down – Kendra Smith Mighty God – Valerie Woodard Made It Through the…
 
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    Art, Culture, Design, Fashion, Sound - strictlysocial.com

  • Design: “VHS Series” Pro Models By 5BORO NYC

    Morgan Witt
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    New York based skateboard and apparel brand, 5BORO NYC, generated a lot of buzz for their “VHS Series” pro model decks when they were unveiled at Agenda a couple of months ago. Inspired by the packaging from the VHS tape brands like Maxell, Sony, JVC, TDK, and Fuji from back in the day, the designs […]
  • Tech: TRAKTOR Introduces The KONTROL S8 All-In-One DJ System

    Morgan Witt
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    With the future of Pioneer’s DJ product line in question as a result of being acquired by investment company KKR, it was only natural for the competition to step up their game quickly. Native Instruments has been taking some market share of the digital DJ space with their TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. They’re also making […]
  • Film: Brett Novak Presents “Joe Moore: A Short Skate Film”

    Morgan Witt
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Filmmaker Brett Novak has served up another stunning skate film. This time around showcasing the fancy footwork of UK based pro Joe Moore. Shot in Leeds, Novak captures footage of Moore’s absurdly technical skating. His board and body control are insane. Novak does another stellar job of capturing the beauty of skating through high production […]
  • Tech: Be The First To Experience “Plastc”

    Morgan Witt
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    It was only a matter of time that a competitor would emerge to give Coin a run for it’s money. Especially considering the bumps in the road that Coin has experiences in getting it’s payment device in consumer wallets. This week, Plastc Card was introduced to the world. Based in Silicon Valley, founders Ryan Marquis […]
  • Music: Watch Official Video For Pharrell’s “Gust Of Wind” Featuring Daft Punk

    Morgan Witt
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Pharrell hit the world with a teaser for the official video for “Gust of Wind” just before the weekend. Fast forward a few days and the full clip is here. The latest off his debut artist album “G I R L” features Daft Punk on robot vocals. Overall, the song isn’t super exciting but the […]
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    Hooks and Harmony » Hooks and Harmony

  • Guilty Pleasures: ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’

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

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

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

    Peter Lee
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    I admire Andrew Curry so much, but I'm also envious. When he wants to do something - when he has an idea, a dream - he acts on it, jumps over every barrier that faces him, overcomes the impossible and in the end comes up with a finished product that is polished and admired by pop music fans worldwide. His first project, "Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock," was funded through Kickstarter and brought indie pop artists together to perform covers of those AM radio hits that helped shape my love of pop music - Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend," Robbie Dupree's "Steal…
  • ‘Happy’ Autumn, everyone

    Peter Lee
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    My favorite time of year. Autumn. I've been waiting for the feeling I got in Fall 1988 to go away - some mixture of anticipation, loneliness and yearning for something I hadn't found yet. Nine months out of the year, I'm fine. But each late September, it creeps back into my psyche, and I'm returned to Berry College, a homesick, lonely student trying to find his place in the college and in this world. I write about this every year, starting with my original post introducing this mix. Fall has become a ghost haunting me, but it's a welcome ghost. These feelings - no matter how painful or sad…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
 
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  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    Music Industry Newswire

  • Atlanta-Based Valiant Horizon Announces Debut Full-Length Album on the Label from German Electronica Producer Marian

    Jesse JJ Jame
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Valiant Horizon is excited to announce the release of 'On The Move' - which is the first full-length album on Valiant Horizon by German electronica producer Marian. As evidenced by a number EDM recordings already produced, Marian is set to take off in today's quickly expanding electronica and dance music market. Inspired by multiple musical genres, he fits nicely in a number of spaces with his music including progressive house and minimal techno.
  • Gwinnett Choral Guild Debuts New Mass to North America

    Jesse JJ Jame
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    GWINNETT, Ga., Sept. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Gwinnett Choral Guild (Guild) will present 'A Diminished Mass' by Scottish composer Alan A. Craig at Duluth First United Methodist Church on October 18, 2014. The performance places the traditional liturgical texts in a modern setting.
  • New Album from the Buckeye Politicians was 39 Years in the Making

    Jesse JJ Jame
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Of the terrifying statements a musician can hear, 'Your master recordings have been lost' has to rank among the most gut-wrenching. But that's exactly what occurred to the Buckeye Politicians after recording their album in 1975. It only took four decades to make good on the promise of their musical vision, but 'now they're back with the crunch of rock, the rhythms of soul music, and the punch of a horn section,' states their long-time manager, Herb Gart.
  • Caroline Glaser to release EP ‘Better Days Vol. 2′

    Jesse JJ Jame
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Caroline Glaser became a fan favorite on Season 4 of NBC's 'The Voice,' it was just the first step of many she hoped to take on a long, successful road in the indie music world. Now, two years on from the show, the young singer-songwriter from Saint Louis, Mo., will be releasing her second EP, 'Better Days. Vol. 2' on September 16.
  • New Performing Arts Company Art-In-Relation announces West Coast Premiere of ‘Frankenstein The Musical’ in Long Beach

    Jesse JJ Jame
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jonas Sills and Ray Buffer have created a new performing arts company in Long Beach called Art-In-Relation (AIR). Art-In-Relation's first production, 'Frankenstein The Musical' will open October 23 at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre inside the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach. The two producers also appear in this powerful production, as Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, respectively.
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  • Dune Villa in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If we had only one word to describe this residence, we’d use harmony. If we’d have just two, we’d use harmony and elegance. Luckily, we can use many more, and timeless is a third word that comes to mind immediately. Architects Geert Bosch and Annemariken Hilberlink of Berlicum, Netherlands-based HILBERINKBOSCH architects designed this timeless gem for a couple whose children have already left the house. The villa is located in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a village of expensive estates surrounded by forest in the Dutch province of Utrecht. The key to the harmonious elegance of the…
  • Le Mistral Gift Shop in Tokyo

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like its namesake, the Paris-Nice express train of the 1950s, Le Mistral gift shop in Tokyo is precise and orderly. With its navy blue base color and strict visual rules reminiscent of a dapper railway uniform, the interior is an effective vessel to display the tightly (strictly) edited selection of gift items from around the world. Designed by Jumpei Matsushima of JP architects, the 61 square-meter (656 sq.ft.) shop is also thoroughly Japanese in its sparse coloring and its neat and exact (precise)  division of space in ever-repeating rectangles. By giving clear rules (in both meanings…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
  • Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 7)

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dolomites, Italy The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park by Brazil (Pic - Massimo Vitali) Chamonix Mont Blanc (Pic - Isabelle Jouvie) Cathedrals Beach, Galicia, Spain Loggas beach, Corfu island ~ Greece Lofoten, Norway Winnats Pass near Castleton Derbyshire, UK Amsterdam (Pic - Sander Fennema) The Seven Sisters Waterfall in Norway. View the previous listings on our Amazing Places page here  
  • Seafolly X Panama Collaboration

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Australian swimwear brand Seafolly leads the 2014 call of summer by collaborating on a music video with Australian artists, Panama. In a brand first, CEO Anthony Halas chose to launch the Seafolly summer collection in an original, distinctive format showcasing international ambassador Martha Hunt in a music clip directed by Daniel Askill.   The music video for Panama's new single "Stay Forever" follows Martha Hunt and a number of girls living in colder climates who are suddenly drawn to water and the irresistible Australian summer. The girls make a magical underwater migration…
 
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    Juan Carlos Hernandez - Stage and Jazz Photographer

  • #Théâtre #photo #Genève "Les Démons" de Dostoïevski adapté par José Lillo,jusqu'au 18.10.2014,photos Juan Carlos Hernandez

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Je vous invite à aller assister à cette pièce au Théâtre du Loup à Genève. La première a eu lieu hier, mardi 30 septembre  et sera jouée jusqu'au 18 octobre.J'ai eu la chance de couvrir et d'assister au filage en tant que photographe et j'ai hâte de découvrir cette adaptation en tant que spectateur.Voici quelques photos ainsi qu'une interview très intéressante du metteur en scène José Lillo de 8 mn sur Radio Vostok (écoutez ici). Il y parle de la pièce, de sa génèse, de sa contextualisation dans notre époque, de Dostoïevski et, cadeau bonus, à  la fin, il lance…
  • Please donate to the Arthur Blythe Parkinson's fund #jazz #help #crowdfunding

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    15 Oct 2013 | 3:52 am
    Hi folks,A jazz legend needs now the help of all the jazz community.How to help ? just click here please : http://gusttsilis.com/arthurblythe/Arthur Blythe at the Sud des Alpes, AMR, Geneva, Switzerland, 01.20.2005Don't forget to visit my other blog "Juan Carlos Hernandez - Life Photographer" Amazon.com Widgets
  • #jazz Nouveau CD du Marc Perrenoud Trio #photo

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    29 Sep 2013 | 3:01 am
    "Vestry Lamento" (Challenge Records International), le 4ème CD du trio du pianiste suisse Marc Perrenoud est sur le point de sortir. Pour avoir assisté à un concert présentant leur nouveau répertoire lors du Festival "Les Athénéennes" à Genève en mai 2013, je ne peux que le recommander chaudement. Ce soir-là, ce trio télépathique nous avaient donné le bonheur d'écouter une musique vive et douce alternant compositions originales et relectures novatrices de standards du jazz.Marc Perrenoud Trio au Festival les Athénéennes, mai 2013 Don't forget to visit my other blog "Juan…
  • allez voir "Shopping & Fucking" de Mark Ravenhill par Antea Tomicic, #théâtre La Gravière de #Genève #photo

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    22 Sep 2013 | 1:10 pm
    Chers lectrices et lecteurs,J'ai eu l'honneur et le plaisir d'être le photographe de l'adaptation de "Shopping & Fucking",de l'auteur anglais Mark Ravenhill, mis en scène par Antea Tomicic, et vous invite à profiter jusqu'au 29 septembre 2013 des dernières représentations de cette troublante oeuvre à La Gravière de Genève. (vous trouverez tous les détails - réservations, horaires,distribution, ..- en cliquant ici ) .Tout le bien que j'en pense a été magnifiquement exprimé par Dominique Ziegler : "Courrez à La Gravière, voir la pièce choc de la…
  • So proud of my dear friend and amazing singer Emilie Weibel #jazz #photo #newtalent

    Juan Carlos Hernandez
    21 Apr 2013 | 8:05 pm
    I met her in 2005, a chance! We were both at the show of Roy Ayers in Geneva, Parc La Grange. I was there to take pictures and she was there to enjoy the work of a musician who always inspired her. With this common love for music, we became very good friends. At that time, Emilie was already fond of Jazz and improvisation. I encouraged her to pursue her dreams and to go to New York where she could meet with the best musicians. After years of hard work (she studied with Gretchen Parlato and Ralph Alessi among others) and with her rare talent and original style, she is now making…
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Jake Owen to Play Stagecoach Country Music Festival

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

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

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    From Rolling Stone - By Joesph Hudak - Sept. 4, 2014 Jake Owen knows exactly what you think of him. "A lot of folks think Im just the guy, Im the fucking beach bum," says Owen, 33, seated in a booth at Rotiers restaurant, a Nashville burger-and-shake joint dating back to the Forties. Dressed in a stained short-sleeve work shirt and shorts, he certainly looks the epitome of the "right on, dude" Moondoggie. With his Vero Beach, Florida, roots, long hair and stoner speech "I have done my share of weed," he offers its a justified observation. One his sun-and-sand singles "Barefoot Blue Jean…
  • Tallahassee, FL Fan Club Pre-Sale

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jake is coming to Tallahassee, FL on October 24, and Fan Club Members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the show! Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, September 2nd at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active Jakeowen.net Fan Club account. Not a member? Join Today Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days Of Gold Tour date: 10/24 Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L Tucker Civic Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From www.jakeowen.net
 
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  • Jennifer's SiriusXM Heart & Soul Session

    spensa
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Jennifer performed "Bring Back The Music"" & "It’s Your World" from her new album JHUD during her "Up Close & Personal" event on SiriusXM Heart & Soul. Click here to watch now or watch below! Language United States Tweet
  • NecoleBitchie.com's Intimate Conversation With Jennifer Hudson

    spensa
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Jennifer sat down with NecoleBitchie.com for an exclusive interview to discuss living in Chicago as opposed to living in Los Angeles or New York City, how her best friends keep her grounded, how she's changed as an artist since the beginning of her career and more! Watch Part One of the interview to kick it off, and then check out even more in Part Two of the NecoleBitchie.com interview! Jennifer’s latest album JHUD, including "Walk It Out" ft. Timbaland, "Dangerous," "It’s Your World" ft. R. Kelly and more, is available now on iTunes & Amazon Music. Language United States Tweet
  • Jennifer Hudson Joins Human Rights Campaign’s "Americans for ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬"

    spensa
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Jennifer Hudson joins Human Rights Campaign’s "Americans for ‪#‎MarriageEquality‬" and will headline HRC’s National Dinner on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Washington DC! Learn more by visiting www.HRC.org/JenniferHudson. Jennifer Hudson discusses her longtime support for ‪#‎LGBT‬ equality and her new partnership with HRC in the video below. Click here to see Jennifer on the cover of HRC’s EQUALITY magazine and to read the exclusive interview! Language Undefined Tweet
  • Exclusive Behind The Scenes With Jennifer Hudson On Set “Walk It Out”

    spensa
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Head to the set with Jennifer! Go behind the scenes with JHUD on set of her “Walk It Out” music video. Special appearances by Jennifer’s husband David Otunga and choreographer JaQuel Knight. Language Undefined Tweet
  • Jennifer Hudson Launches “Its Your World” Remix Contest

    spensa
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Jennifer has teamed up with Indaba Music and wants to hear your creative side, Team JHUD! Language Undefined Tweet
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    Contrapuntist

  • “Breaking Ice” Concerts to Benefit an Orphanage in Awassa, Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

    Viola da Voce
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If there’s any character from a musical who needs to spend some quality time on a psychiatrist’s couch, it’s the Phantom of the Opera. That’s exactly where the Phantom finds himself in Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City’s latest episode of Dr. Opera. Do they discuss Phantom’s obsession with Christine? Or maybe his […]
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  • Chris Tomlin

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    This week we talk to one of the most prolific songwriters and worship leaders of our day, Chris Tomlin. Of course we talk to him about his upcoming album, but you won’t believe some of the OTHER questions we ask him! We also talk to author and theologian, Peter Enns about his new book, “The Bible Tells Me So,” and we relive some classic church lock-in memories.
  • Classic Movie Scenes Recreated With Legos Because Why Not?

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Meet 15-year-old aspiring filmmaker Morgan Spence, who was recruited to be part of Lego artist Warren Elsmore's Brick Flicks project. Spence has edited together a series of iconic movie scenes—from Singin' In the Rain to Wayne's World to Titanic—using Legos. Everything is awesome, perhaps, but Spence is doing his part to make them all a little more awesome ...
  • Nigeria's Kidnapped Schoolgirls Will Finally Be Released

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    It's been nearly seven months since Boko Haram kidnapped roughly 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, launching the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. Today, Nigerian officials announced they had reached an agreement to secure their release and implement a ceasefire between the Nigerian military and the terrorist group. "Commitment among parts of Boko Haram and the military does appear to be genuine," a Nigerian security official told Reuters. "It is worth taking seriously." Boko Haram raided Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria in April, taking nearly 300 schoolgirls with them when they left. Some 50…
  • The Black Keys Are Not Into U2's iTunes Giveaway

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    U2's bombastic, free Songs of Innocence release is the sort of thing that sort of forces you to have an opinion (the album was forced onto your hard drive, so, why not?). Some people saw it as the way of the future. Some people saw it as a grand gesture from a big band. Some people felt like the music was, well, forced on them. And then there's Black Keys drummer and noted Belieber archfoe Patrick Carney, who says the giveaway hurt U2's reputation. Apple's delivery method, "devalued their music completely," Carney told The Seattle Times, and said the deal "sends a huge mixed message to…
  • 9 Things Everyone Should Do When Reading the Bible

    bronwynlea
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    A few simple habits to build into your Bible reading. Very few of us have the inclination or interest in diving into three years of seminary education in order to get a better handle on the Scriptures. However, every believer should long to get a better grip on the Bible. The good news is that it does not require a graduate education to do so.
 
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    Derek Sivers

  • How to change or build your career

    Derek Sivers
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I get emails from many people wanting to change or build their career. I always recommend the best book on the subject: “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. Here are a few of its best points: Forget passion and purpose Forget “follow your passion” or “find your true calling”. Stop thinking like that. Here’s why: Words like “passion” and “purpose” are dangerous because they sound huge and romantic. If you think you haven’t found your passion yet, you’re probably expecting it to be overwhelming — to hit you like lightning. Looking for your passion,…
  • Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset

    Derek Sivers
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most important concepts I’ve learned is the difference between the “fixed” mindset and the “growth” mindset. It’s a little bit like “nature vs nurture”: People in a fixed mindset believe you either are or aren’t good at something, based on your inherent nature, because it’s just who you are. People in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions. This sounds simple, but it’s surprisingly deep. The fixed mindset is the most common and the most harmful, so it’s worth understanding and…
  • I love being wrong

    Derek Sivers
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Most of the time I feel smart, successful, and driven - like I’ve got it all figured out. But last month my wife and I broke up after four years of trying to make a bad match work. It knocked me on my ass, hard. I’ve never felt so wrong. I vulnerably called on friends for help. Amber reminded me to pull my head out of today, and think long-term again. Jeff told me to get my swagger back and hook up with every hottie in town, just relishing the moment. Ariel said I should really accept and feel this pain, instead of moving on so fast like I always do. Each different perspective made me…
  • The philosophy of great customer service

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

    Derek Sivers
    17 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From now on, when I say I hate something, remind me to add “… today” to the sentence. Here's why: Tom Waits The first time I heard Tom Waits was this performance on David Letterman. I hated it. I hated it passionately. I complained to my friend that it was the worst thing I'd ever heard, and it must be some kind of joke. The second time I heard Tom Waits was a year later, when my roommate played me “Singapore”, and I hated it just as much. I still thought it must be some kind of in-joke. Maybe it's a dare, like hákarl? Someone wouldn't actually listen to this for pleasure, would…
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  • La Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Sonora Ponceña‘s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014 Excerpt from Descarga.com Interview with Papo Lucca by John Child : HERE LUCCA, Papo (and Sonora Ponceña) (b Enrique Arsenio Lucca Jr., ’46, Ponce, Puerto Rico) Exceptional pianist (also plays vibes, tres, synthesiser, flugelhorn, percussion), one of salsa’s most ingenious arrangers and producers, composer, musical director of Sonora Ponceña (Son Orchestra of Ponce) since ’68. His father Enrique ‘Quique’ Lucca organised two trumpet-led Orquesta Internacional ’44, renamed Sonora Ponceña…
  • Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Sonora Ponceña’s 60th Anniversary Concert – 2014   La Sonora Ponceña has been entertaining audiences for six decades and featuring the piano virtuosity of Papo Lucca, will be returning to Lehman Center to celebrate its 60th anniversary! Tickets: $100, $85, $75
  • Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz – Miami 2014

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County are true to their “Vision” and “Mission” when it comes to the ARTs. To me, it’s always in the presentation, and the Arsht Center exemplifies this. “Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz” will be a night of excellence, excitement, and enjoyment. Excellence in the presentation of Celia Cruz’s music, Excitement in seeing and hearing such a diverse gathering of talented latin female musicians, Enjoyment in hearing live, once again many of Celia’s HITs..  Miami the city…
  • Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Salsa – The Music of Celia Cruz http://www.arshtcenter.org says: Lucrecia, Xiomara Laugart, Aymee Nuviola, Celia Cruz All Stars

With her contagious personality, unique style and inimitable voice, Celia Cruz broke through barriers, frontiers and generations. The fusion of the different rhythms she mastered came to be known as SALSA and three heirs to Cruz’s legacy will perform her hits accompanied by a group of musicians who played with the Queen during her illustrious reign. ¡Azúcar! CUBA BEAT A celebration of Cuban music, its genres and its creators. Immerse yourself in the…
  • TIPICA 73 con Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto – 10.25.14

    admin
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    The Reunion – Jose ‘El Canario’ Alberto trae a La Tipica 73 Born in 73, with a “typical” configuration of a Cuban charanga with violin. TIPICA 73 has been everything but typical. They soared to popularity with the young hip tren setters in the 70s, which are looking looking for the different, new, exciting sounds. That’s what TIPICA 73 delivered, and continues to deliver EVERY TIME they reunite. This time around the ORIGINAL musicians will get together for one unforgettable night of remembrance, with all of their hits. Hats off to Lehman Center for putting together…
 
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    The Round Table Online

  • Cover of the Week: Hobbie Stuart Covers Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”

    Jayvee
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    UK singer-songwriter Hobbie Stuart returns with a moving cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” The video features a pensive Stuart performing the song in solitary with only the support of an amped guitar. While Stuart has often covered Sheeran’s songs in the past, including, “A-Team” and “Sing,” this is easily one of his best interpretations. “Thinking Out Loud” just happens to be one of my favorite tracks off Sheeran’s sophomore album X, so props to Stuart for doing it justice and then some. Watch Hobbie Stuart cover…
  • Videos: Singer-Songwriter Hozier Performs “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene” on Saturday Night Live

    Jayvee
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Last night, singer-songwriter Hozier was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live as Bill Hader returned to host the comedy show that made him famous. The Irish soulman performed his breakout hit “Take Me to Church” and then returned with “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene.” Both songs appear on Hozier’s self-titled LP, which is out now. Watch Hozier perform “Take Me to Church” and “Angel of Small Death & the Codeine Scene” on SNL below. SNL returns October 25th with host Jim Carrey and musical guest Iggy Azalea.
  • Tony Lucca Announces Pre-Order for Two Singles: “Delilah” and “Imagination”; Official Release Date October 21

    Jayvee
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca has posted two singles, “Delilah” and “Imagination,” for pre-order via iTunes with an official release date of October 21st.  Both singles are slated to appear on his new, self-titled studio album, due out January 27, 2015. From the sound of both singles, Lucca has embraced his new Nashville roots and has put forth a more southern-tinged rock album. Yes, he’s plugged in and amped up, leaving behind his trademark melancholy acoustic sound (for now) in favor of sheer power and raw emotion. And it sounds real good thumping through…
  • Singer-Songwriter Matthew Fowler Releases New Single “Everything That I Could” and Announces CMJ 2014 Shows

    Jayvee
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Photo by James Dechert   Back in February we introduced you to Matthew Fowler, the then 19-year-old singer-songwriter, by way of his debut album Beginning. Now, the young singer-songwriter has premiered a new single, “Everything That I Could,” which was penned during a recent tour stop in Pittsburgh. Fowler explained the inspiration behind the tune to CMT during an interview. He said,  “It was pretty cold; snow was falling and I was all bundled up, which was a joy compared to the constant humidity and heat of Florida.  At the time, I had been experiencing a bit of…
  • Jamie Cullum Signs With Blue Note Records; New Album Titled Interlude Set for 2015 Release

    Jayvee
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Credit: Jamie Cullum Facebook   Jamie Cullum, the best-selling jazz artist in U.K. history has just signed to Blue Note Records. The label will release Interlude, Cullum’s seventh studio album, in the U.S. on January 27, 2015. The album marks a shift to straight-ahead jazz and a return to interpretation from an artist who has made a habit of bending genres, writing original material and bringing new sounds and new listeners to the music. “To get where you want to go, sometimes you have to go back to where it all started,” explained Cullum. “Interlude is a celebration of my love…
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    As The World Spins

  • Suck My Mix: Calm Before Comet

    DJ Jelly
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I am still recovering from last weekend’s explosive festivities. Outkast’s return to Atlanta was better than Santa Clause and his reindeer on Christmas Eve! I found a spot and planted myself awaiting the titans forever known as the “ATLIENS.” It was well worth the wait. Here’s a recap: First, let’s rewind back to the beginning of that much anticipated morning which happened to be the grand finale of an explosive 3 day weekend. In true “G” form Andre and Antoine, 3000 and Big Boi, left their egos at the door and shared the stage with the who’s who of the…
  • Suck My Mix: Rittz – Next To Nothing

    DJ Jelly
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    I want to start this post by speaking truth to power for our champions and some of our most important forefathers of the Atlanta music scene, Organized Noize! They and Outkast are celebrating 20 years in the game this year. Organized Noize’s groundbreaking produced opus Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik would be the starting point of Atlanta’s triumphant reign in popular music? Indeed, this year’s Hip Hop scene in the ATL shows we are still influencing pop culture. Whether it’s an extended stint on New York radio or the pill popping dance phenomenon TRAP , still the South…
  • Scarface at A3C’s Redbull Sound Select Showcase

    DJ Hotsauce
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    The yearly A3C festival is about to kick off in Atlanta in about 2 weeks. One of the main events there will be the Red Bull Sound Select event which will once again be curated by our own DJ Jelly. The event will be held on October 11th at The Basement in East Atlanta and will feature southern rap legend Scarface, The Outfit, Go Dreamer and Goldyard. Our own DJ Hotsauce will be in the building as well holding down the 1s and 2s. Join us for an exciting night in music as Sound Select present hip hop legend Scarface at The Basement featuring support from The OutFitt Tx, Go Dreamer and Goldyard.
  • Royce Rizzy – Determination EP

    DJ Hotsauce
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    The young’n Royce Rizzy, who we have been following since we first met him in Japan when he was 16 years old, has just released his new EP titled “Determination”. This serves as his first official release since singing with RCA/SoSoDef records. The EP ist hosted by SoSoDef head honcho Jermaine Dupri and the homie Don Cannon. Check out the new tracks by one of the up and coming talents in Atlanta below and make sure to follow Rizzy on his journey here.
  • DJ Jelly @ Down n Durty / August 16th

    DJ Hotsauce
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    All of our ATLiens, come check out DJ Jelly alongside Sofa King & Jay Envy at the Graveyard in East ATL for Down n Durty tonight, August 16th! You know it will be super turnt up. I myself will be back in the ATL in October for A3C. Can’t wait to kick with all the homies and longtime friends. I will have a couple of gigs as well, more on that soon, so keep checking back!
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  • "What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the..."

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    “What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the rhetorical weaponry and siegecraft of an internet comment section brought to bear on our culture, not just at the fringes but at the center. What we’re seeing now is a rehearsal, where the mechanisms of a toxic and inhumane politics are being tested and improved. Tomorrow’s Lee Atwater will work through sock puppets on IRC. Tomorrow’s Sister Souljah will get shouted down with rape threats. Tomorrow’s Tipper Gore will make an inexplicably popular YouTube video. Tomorrow’s Willie…
  • Figuring Out Compensation for Open Source Projects

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    After OpenFarm ran a successful Kickstarter campaign1, we realized we could suddenly pay the people contributing to our project. Like any open source project, OpenFarm has core contributors and casual contributors. Unlike most open source projects, we’re a community that will rely heavily on contributors from outside of the programming tribe. OpenFarm aims to be community driven - not just a website - with people contributing who have never programmed a line of code. This is a challenge, and I love it. On the other hand, we’re interested in exploring what it means to be an open…
  • "In order for a social media service to succeed at advertising, they need to do something that I..."

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    “In order for a social media service to succeed at advertising, they need to do something that I don’t think a lot of services are doing: they need to carefully examine the social economy of their service. The people who are making the decisions about what ad products to introduce on the service need to understand, completely and thoroughly, what it is that their content creators want — and then they need to deliver it. To avoid driving away their content creators and reducing the amount of content they have available to sell, social media sites are going to have to start caring a hell…
  • "A venture-capital funded startup is a temporary company that has to convince enough people into..."

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    “A venture-capital funded startup is a temporary company that has to convince enough people into using their platform so that they can make good on the exit they promised their investors at the very beginning. It is the opposite of a long-term, sustainable business.” - Aral Balkan, Ello-goodbye
  • In this culture we are socialized to believe that really important people have a right to be...

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In this culture we are socialized to believe that really important people have a right to be self-absorbed, to think their needs and concerns are more important than others’. Third World Diva Girls, Yearning. bell hooks Yep. 
 
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    Flavorwire » Music

  • The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels

    Jillian Mapes
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    So many big songs out this week. So. Many. Take a deep breath and start here. Taylor Swift — “Out of the Woods” Allow me to direct you to the 1,000 words I wrote on the brilliance of “Out of the Woods” earlier this week. – Run The Jewels — “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” feat. Zack De La Rocha When was the last time you rocked out to Rage Against the Machine’s Zack De La Rocha vocals? If you’re my friend group, it was last weekend at karaoke (what is it with men nearing 30 and “Bulls on Parade”?). But for most,…
  • Justin Bieber Is Paying Floyd Mayweather to Punch Him in the Face

    Shane Barnes
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Justin Bieber is so tough, everybody. He has tattoos. He has so many visible abs. He makes really tough music. And now, he’s going to be even tougher, because Floyd Mayweather — undefeated professional boxer — is giving Justin Bieber boxing lessons. It’s worth noting that, as can be seen above, the two have “known” each other since as early as 2012. This kid already walks around thinking he is a tough guy — because, right, he is — but now he’s going to be walking around like he’s an even tougher guy, one who has world-class boxing lessons and so is…
  • Listen to “Push: Feeling Good on a Wednesday,” ‘South Park”s Fake Lorde Song Performed by Sia

    Moze Halperin
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    It keeps getting weirder! South Park’s extended Lorde parody — which, with each episode, systematically makes Lorde seem less like Lorde — manifested in a full-on “hit” single on last night’s episode. The song, titled “Push: Feeling Good on a Wednesday” which, according to Pitchfork, is actually allegedly performed by Sia, of course sounds nothing like Lorde. Because it sounds like Sia. But as South Park’s way of asserting that their Lorde parody is a Lorde parody (and not a someone-else parody) is by having the hairy faux-charicature…
  • Dave Grohl Sets His Rock Savior Schtick Aside for Solid Storytelling in HBO’s ‘Sonic Highways’

    Jillian Mapes
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Forty minutes into the first episode of Dave Grohl’s eight-part HBO docuseries, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, he starts singing out a heavy baritone guitar part to Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen in the most dramatic of manners, waving his hands like a marching band conductor. (Grohl, it should be noted, was just seen wearing a T-shirt with Nielsen’s face on it.) He breaks eye contact with the underrated guitar great just twice in the ten-second exchange, instead looking right at the camera as if to make sure there was footage of him directing yet another one of…
  • Flavorwire Premiere: Soft Vision’s D.H. Lawrence-Inspired “Rocking Horse Winner”

    Jillian Mapes
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last month, Austin drone-pop duo Soft Vision released a striking 7″ called “Feel It Coming On”; its B-side was a song called “Willy Loman,” named for the protagonist of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Now the harmonious synth act, comprised of Kelly Winchester and Bradley Barr, offers up the opening track to their self-titled debut EP, out next week on Acoustic Division’s new pop counterpart, Hi-Definition. It, too, finds its inspiration in one of 20th-century literature’s famous working-class families: D.H. Lawrence’s 1926 short…
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    Hollywood Music Magazine

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    19 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
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    19 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
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    Feed Me Indie - The Best New Music from Indie Rock Cafe

  • Band of the Week – Baltimore’s Indie Pop DIY Band Joy Classic

    indierockcafe@gmail.com (Indie Rock Cafe)
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Baltimore DIY band Joy Classic pumps out catchy, feel good psych pop sounds layered with bright guitar hooks and twangs, reverb-soaked vocals, and punchy bass lines on standout songs like “Ya Know” and “Blossom.” We know when we’ve hit upon a talented, promising band when it’s difficult to pick just a couple of songs to [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Evaline

    indierockcafe@gmail.com (Indie Rock Cafe)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – Ivy Dye

    indierockcafe@gmail.com (Indie Rock Cafe)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – S. Walcott

    indierockcafe@gmail.com (Indie Rock Cafe)
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
  • Bands You’ve Gotta Hear – The Bellegards

    indierockcafe@gmail.com (Indie Rock Cafe)
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    The Bellegards – Selden, New York: This is the second featured band in the latest edition of the popular series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured The Airplanes, the first band in this latest installment of seven DIY and indie bands you’ve likely never heard before. The Bellegards, an indie rock trio [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe
 
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    The Curious Brain

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    thebrainbehind
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
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    thebrainbehind
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    GHOSTBUSTERS proton streams from Joey Shanks on Vimeo. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the of the GHOSTBUSTERS, Joey Shanks tried to recreate the proton streams from the film. So geeky I love it
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
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    Evigshed Mag

  • Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword October 19, 2014

    Sylvie Lesas
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Sunday Interactive Crossword is here with a blend of general culture, entertainment, music, and more . Have fun. Solve it online on the website below or print it here. As usual, it ‘s free. Sunday Evigshed Interactive Crossword features are as follows : Printable PDF Link (here) Timer Save Solution Reveal (letter)
  • Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter Album Review

    Sylvie Lesas
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Slipknot release October 21 their 5th studio album .5: The Gray Chapter, the first material since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Grey. The record tells the story of the band for the last four years. The lyrics deal with a wide range of their emotions ranging from anger, guilty, denial and acceptance since Paul Gray is dead. The album is at the crossroads between Iowa and Vol.3 : The Subliminal Verses. The riffs are ferocious. The attacks are brutal. The entire record finds the band walking, between ruthless aggression and emotion in a punchy blend of creativity. . 5: The Gray Chapter delivers…
  • Cooking Eggs Catch Available now for Android/iOS/Kindle Fire

    Sylvie Lesas
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Cooking Eggs Catch is your new arcade game to play on your devices. The game is available on AppStore (iPhone/iPad), Google Play  Kindle Fire. Hector wants to make the biggest birthday cake yet. He needs a lot of eggs. Unfortunately, the red “bubbles” bombs invaded the kitchen. Move the bowl to catch as many eggs before times runs out . Don’t forget to collect money to pay off Minky the banker and get extra time. Instructions – Drag donuts towards the white arrows to get extra health (+15) ! – Avoid the “bubbles” bombs (-50 $ if they hit you) or tap…
  • Sweet Jelly Available now for Android/iOS/Kindle Fire

    Sylvie Lesas
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Sweet Jelly is a match game, available now  for IOS (iPhone/iPad) , Android and Kindle Fire devices. The goal of the game is to match the animated little characters of the same color before times runs out and get high score. Test your memory and logic skills. Features – Touch/Drag and Drop – High Score Easy and addictive, beat your own score. Grab your copy. Sweet Jelly is available  on the AppStore Google Play Amazon.
  • Play Lunch Bug online or on your devices

    Sylvie Lesas
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    Created by independent game company Lost Decade Games, Lunch Bug is a unique turn-based HTML5 puzzle game . It features advanced strategy and endless gameplay. In Lunch Bug, the goal is to feed berries to adorable creatures called lunch bugs. Each turn, a random piece is given to the player to place on the board. Every piece has unique properties that, when placed on the board, affects the other pieces in interesting ways. Addictive gameplay that creates a unique experience and offers endless challenge! Features include: – 20 challenging levels – Unlockable Endless Mode…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Houndmouth – Casino

    Matt Dillon
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This may be my longest post to date…..okay well it’s only my third post, so that’s not saying much. First – a little #historylesson for ya here. So there used to be this website called “We Are Hunted,” basically it was a chart for emerging artists, an indie top 100 so to speak. Well long story short it no longer exists; the site was bought out by Twitter and well, if you visit it all you get is a link to Twitter music……lame. Before any of that happened I found this band on there called Houndmouth and their song “Pennetentiary.” After…
  • Single Serving: Crying – Batang Killjoy

    Josh Henderson
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    If you’re in need of some seriously fun melodies combined with epic video game sounds, you’ll want to press play on the latest offering from Crying. And that description merely scratches the surface of the band’s sound. The delicate vocals of lead singer Elaiza Santos float underneath the calculated yet chaotic mix – creating something that is as enjoyable as it is challenging. “Get Olde / Second Wind” is out November 18th on Run For Cover Records.
  • Single Serving: Monster Rally & Jay Stone – Cognac (feat. Brandon Rayson)

    Matthew Hickey
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Exotic rhythm manipulator Monster Rally (a.k.a. Ted Feighan) is back and this time he’s brought friends. His latest, Foreign Pedestrians, is the first collaborative release between the LA-based producer and Oakland-based emcee Jay Stone. On the album’s smoky lounge set first single “Cognac” Feighan lays out a funky, sax-sampling vibe for Stone and guest emcee Brandon Rayson to spill out juicy narratives about chasing girls, sipping on IPAs, and noshing on vegan donuts. The whole thing has a nice old school vibe to it that we’re totally feeling. Get your…
  • Interview: Visuals

    Jeffrey Silverstein
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Berlin-via-NYC songwriter/guitarist/producer Andrew Fox, aka VISUALS is no stranger to the world of Turntable Kitchen. A Pairings Box alumini, Fox has stirred our attention via his brand of psych-experimentalism since the release of his 2013, Darkside produced EP. As VISUALS, Fox’s songwriting is lionhearted. Transcendental and deeply soothing, there is a backbone to his compositions oftentimes absent in the realm of electronic music. Ahead of an upcoming full-length, we caught up with Fox at home in Berlin to speak about working with the Other People crew, staying healthy on tour,…
  • Single Serving: Josef Salvat – Open Season

    Matt Dillon
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    When I heard Josef Salvat‘s “Every Night” for the first time last year my finger developed some sort of compulsive disorder, it kept hitting repeat…..repeat….repeat, repeat, repeat. The song was, relaxing, cheerful and encouraging; I just couldn’t get enough. New songs eventually fade on the ears and we all move on to the next great beat, but I couldn’t wait for his next song to pop up on my Soundcloud stream. Fast forward almost a WHOLE year later I happen scroll past the “In Your Prime” EP and so begins my new addiction. “Open…
 
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    Music Scene Investigation

  • MSI: Episode 179 – Nick Andrew

    MSI Lab Tech
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This is episode 179 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Nick Andrew, guitarist, composer and author.
  • Song of the Week for 10-19-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This is episode 179 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Nick Andrew, guitarist, composer and author. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Clockwork by Abandon Tradition 2. Fortune Teller by Counterpoint Culture 3. Boom Bangin’ by Yung Kali
  • MSI: Episode 178 – Suzy Chase

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This is episode 178 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Suzy Chase, Panelist of the Year for 2013 and #1 Soul music podcast.
  • Song of the Week for 10-12-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This is episode 178 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Suzy Chase, Panelist of the Year for 2013 and #1 Soul music podcast. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Alright On My Own by Mo Blishen 2. Finite Bodies by Rhyn 3. Avoulete by SolXray
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for October 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    This is the October edition of MSI:Hislist, where MSI: Song of the Week artists compete to be selected as Band/Artist of the Month. They compete for prizes and PR packages from our sponsors and partners. October 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: The Thick, Stage Republic, Grant Harrison, Phono Emergency Tool.
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    firewireblog.com

  • Cartoon Network To Air LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered On October 27, 204

    Larry Fire
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cartoon Network announced that LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered will debut on the channel on October 27, 2014. The story centers on Batman, who is reluctant to become part of the Justice League and prefers to work alone. However, when the heroes begin to disappear, The Dark Knight must get down to work and save his comrades.
  • Special Look At Disney’s Feast

    Larry Fire
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Disney’s Feast premieres in front of Big Hero 6 in 3D on November 7, 2014. “Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
  • Toys R Us To Host LEGO Batman Bat-Signal Build Event On October 18, 2014

    Larry Fire
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Toys R Us will host a LEGO Batman Bat-Signal build event on October 18, 2014. What’s noteworthy about this set is that it comes with a rare Batman printed dish piece that has only appeared in LEGO DC Super Heroes The Batcave (6860). The event runs from 12PM – 2PM but make sure to get there an hour or two early. The giveaway at each store is limited and these events seem to getting more popular each time. In-Store LEGO Event: Event intended for children ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to…
  • Apple Introduces iPad Air 2

    Larry Fire
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Apple today introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. Now just 6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound, iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver and space gray, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with just the touch of a finger and make purchases easily and securely within apps using Apple Pay. Pricing & Availability iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come in three gorgeous metallic…
  • Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac With Retina 5K Display

    Larry Fire
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Apple today unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in your photos. With the latest quad-core processors, high-performance graphics, Fusion Drive and Thunderbolt 2, iMac with Retina 5K display is the most powerful iMac ever made—it’s the ultimate display combined with the ultimate all-in-one. Pricing & Availability iMac with Retina 5K display begins…
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    Go Metric

  • The Other Night at Quinn’s -- Peter Evans and Sam Pluta

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

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

    Go Metric
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Friends engage in any number of activities when they get together. Some compare monocles. Others debate Night Ranger vs. Styx. We dig spinning punk rock records and talking about them. This is what it sounded like one afternoon in August...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s — Man Forever & Mike Gamble

    Go Metric
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By Mike Faloon | Photos forthcoming Despite my allegiance to shows at Quinn’s, I need some bait on the hook before I decide to go. Weeknight shows in Beacon involve a bit of juggling on the home front and I...
  • The Other Night at Quinn’s – Josh Rutner Trio

    Go Metric
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    By Mike Faloon | Photos by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh / Studio MBK “I don’t get no respect.” – Rodney Dangerfield * * * I was Rodney-ed twice when I bought the latest Bob Mould record. The first from a clerk in...
 
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    EchoDust.com

  • Listen: Gwen Stefani, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

    Dustin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    Gwen Stefani, No Doubt front-woman and current The Voice coach, has released her latest single ‘Baby Don’t Lie.’ The post Listen: Gwen Stefani, ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: ODESZA, ‘Say My Name’ (RAC Mix)

    Dustin
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Check out the latest remix from RAC. He takes on a single from ODESZA, a duo consisting of Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches. The post Listen: ODESZA, ‘Say My Name’ (RAC Mix) appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: AlunaGeorge, ‘Supernatural’

    Dustin
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    The last track we word from Aluna Francis and George Reid was off their 2013 album Body Music. Check out the latest from track from AlunaGeorge above. The post Listen: AlunaGeorge, ‘Supernatural’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: Gold Fields, ‘Hold Me’

    Dustin
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Check out the latest smooth song from Gold Fields. ‘Hold Me’ is tropical, electronic, house song that was created in Ballarat, Australia. The post Listen: Gold Fields, ‘Hold Me’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’

    Dustin
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Adam Englefield & Jacob Manson of Bristol’s Blonde premiered a new version of their track ‘I Love You’ late last month. The post Listen: Blonde, ‘I Love You’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
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  • K.O – Son of A Gun | South Africa

    Demola OG
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    One of my favorite rappers in South Africa, K.O returns with a new single titled Son of  A Gun, follow up to his hit single Caracara. Listen and Enjoy! The post K.O – Son of A Gun | South Africa appeared first on notjustOk.
  • #MyNotJustOk Song of the Week: SOBEE – Shake Body

    Ovie O
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    #MyNotJustOk Song of the Week is a new feature we’re adding to NotJustOk.com in order to cater to our ever-growing community of artists, labels, fans and music listeners. On this segment, we will put up a song by an up & coming artiste that’s getting lots of Page Views, Plays AND/OR Downloads on our newly launched [...] The post #MyNotJustOk Song of the Week: SOBEE – Shake Body appeared first on notjustOk.
  • White Nigerian – Tsun Sani ft. Morell (Prod. Brace)

    Ovie O
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    “Known as Abuja’s Biggest Artist And for his hit songs Dirty Wine featuring Tekno, Taka Rawa featuring JJC, Very Ok featuring J-Martins, White Nigerian just dropped this new single called Tsun Sani which means “They Know” in Hausa. He featured MORELL on this track who is also known for singing most of his songs in [...] The post White Nigerian – Tsun Sani ft. Morell (Prod. Brace) appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: Olamide Performs @ Felabration 2014

    DonBoye
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    King Baddo Olamide was at the ongoing Felabration last night and once again he proves he’s the voice of the streets, he totally shut down African Shrine VIDEO: Olamide Performs @ Felabration 2014 The post VIDEO: Olamide Performs @ Felabration 2014 appeared first on notjustOk.
  • VIDEO: General Uddy – Kembo ft. Papy Messages

    Ovie O
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Nigeria meets Congo on General Uddy‘s previously posted song “Kembo” featuring Papy Messages. Watch the video below. “General Uddy is here, with a “first of its kind” Afro-Makossa jam rendered in Congolese and Calabar (Efik) languages. On this brand new one, which is produced by the supremely talented Blaq Jerzey – the Esama of beats, General [...] The post VIDEO: General Uddy – Kembo ft. Papy Messages appeared first on notjustOk.
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  • Symptoms of Ebola – You should be aware of this !

    boss
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Now that another care giver has been tested positive in Texas, its frightening to know that Ebola is only door steps away from a global epidemic. Here are the symptoms of Ebola that you should be aware of : Fever Greater than 38.6c or 101.5F Severe Headache Muscle Pain Weakness Diarrhea Vomiting Abdominal Pain Unexplained bleeding or brusing Symptoms may appear 2 – 21 days after exposure to the virus Average is 8 – 10 days Recovery from Ebola is only dependent on patient’s immune system and the immune response. Those who do recover, will have anti-ebola antibodies in their…
  • The Most Amazing Coin Trick By A Kid

    boss
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    You have may have seen tons of coin tricks but non comes close to this kid. I have watched this video multiple times and it very hard to determine how they hell he does it or where he stores the coins. He is a true master in the making. According to members of the community, here is what they say regarding this trick – From the beginning, he has the coins in his right hand, he exposes his left hand, then makes the first switch. After the first trade-off into his left hand, he moves two stacked in sight, and drops one of those into his right hand while saying “let me show you a…
  • This guy knows how to Cosplay

    boss
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This guy really knows how to wow people . He is ‘every’ Johnny Depp in just one cosplay. Public Reaction: I hope he’s walking around quoting all the movies intermittently. “Why is all the rum gone? I thought this was shish-ka-bob.”
  • The amazing Dan Bilzerian converts to Islam

    boss
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    To say Dan Bilzerian is larger than life is an under statement. As an actor and a poker player, Dan Bilzerian has brought tears to millions of men around the world by show of his wealth, lifestyle, money and hot women. Dan is a military veteran, professional poker player , cofounder of Victory Poker and owner of every amazing car in the world. When Dan is at home, beautiful women cook his food, clean his house and serve as dumb bells during his work out sessions. But all of that is changing. Dan Bilzerian is converting to Islam. According to our sources, Dan recently had an afternoon nap in…
  • This guy’s grandma gets it !

    boss
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Meet Jeff – a loner from the state of California. He bought his grandma an ipad a few months ago and introduced her to Reddit. Today was his birthday and this is what his grandma got him .. Public Reaction: I want to smoke with your grandma. Probably rolls her joints with quilted papers and packs bowls with utmost care. I bet she has some old slang I’ve never heard, when the bowl was done she’d say something like “the streetlamp’s out.” Then we’d eat some home cooked meals and listen to the oldies. Can someone face swap him with the cat?  
 
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    Grown Folks Music

  • #Now Playing: D’Angelo: “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine”

    DJKKC<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/me-copyright-melissa-D2-150x150.jpg" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Dig it.
  • New Music: fDeluxe (The Band Formerly Known as The Family) Drops AM Static Album Today

    DJKKC<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/me-copyright-melissa-D2-150x150.jpg" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    fDeluxe, the band formerly known as The Family (remember “Screams of Passion?) drops a new album of funky covers today called AM Static . From The Press Release: Minneapolis funk veterans fDeluxe, the band described by The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, as “one of his favourite groups of all time”, drop their new album AM Static on October 18, 2014. Funded by the group’s loyal fanbase via a successful PledgeMusic campaign ‘AM Static’ was produced by longtime collaborator Oliver Leiber who also serves as lead guitarist in the band’s acclaimed…
  • How Grown? Grown Enough to Read More Books Than Blogs

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Yes, the irony. I know. But seriously, always consider the source. There are some great blogs out here and terrible books and vice-versa. The Grown Folks Challenge is to always interrogate the source and to have more than one source of information, like oh I don’t know try several reputable sources. But more important than that is the realization that what we take in always comes out, sometimes at the least opportune moment. So if all of your opinions are formed by the less than reputable blogs with their link-bait and gotcha journalism, then your interactions both online and off will…
  • New Music: Timothy Bloom: “Stand in the Way (Of MY LOVE)”

    GFM<br><img src="" alt="GFM" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    GFMites! Want you to get your eyes and ears on some newness from L.A. based crooner Timothy Bloom. With a cameo from the great Herbie Hancock, a catchy and evocative musical hook and a visually enticing mini-drama how could one lose? Well Timothy Bloom is definitely not losing and displays many of the reasons why he has been recognized by VH-1 as one of their Artists “You Oughta Know”. Timothy Bloom is out on tour now!
  • GFM Spotlight Interview: Steven Russell Harts (of TROOP) Talks New Solo Project, TROOP Reunited and Today’s Music Industry

    DJKKC<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/me-copyright-melissa-D2-150x150.jpg" alt="DJKKC" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Steven Russell Harts, lead singer of the group TROOP– yes Grown Folks, that TROOP– took time out to talk with Grown Folks Music. We chopped it up about his current solo album The Wedding Singer and the remix of the first single, “Shelter Deluxe” (Listen to it here). We also talked about the current situation that R&B music finds itself in, TROOP’s recent episode on the TV One series Unsung, and the return of TROOP. Read the interview below and enjoy. GFM: Let’s jump right, in. You have a solo project out (called) The Wedding Singer. The first single is…
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Hot Chip (DJ Set) & The 2 Bears Coming To Avalon

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Pretty much all of Hot Chip will be coming to Hollywood next month, but not to perform as a band but as a DJ duo and one of the members side projects. Alexis Taylor and Al Doyle will be spinning a set as Hot Chip while Joe Goddard will be with Raf Rundell as The 2 Bears. We should also mention that The 2 Bears also put out a pretty stellar album last month. Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang and Magic Touch are also on the bill for this night which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 29th at the Avalon in Hollywood. Tickets for this DFA/Hot Chip night at the Avalon are available to…
  • Sam Smith Announces Tour and L.A. Show

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    After an amazing show at the Greek Theatre this past summer Sam Smith has planned out his next North American tour with another Los Angeles date listed on the schedule. The singer-songwriter will be coming to town early next year on Friday, January 30th at The Forum. That’s a pretty huge leap for Sam Smith who has gained some major popularity since the release of his debut album In The Lonely Hour earlier this year. You can see the full tour schedule after the jump below.  Tickets to see Sam Smith perform at The Forum are scheduled to go on sale to the general public starting on…
  • Third Caribou Show Announced

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Damn L.A. you guys really want to see some Caribou! We previously mentioned that he will be performing for two nights at The Fonda Theatre on February 27th and 28th. But if you waited too long to score those tickets then you’re outta luck because they’re completely sold out. But you’ll get a third and final chance to see Caribou on Thursday, February 26th at the same Hollywood venue. Don’t sleep on this one people. His album Our Love is easily one of the best of the year. Tickets for the third night with Caribou at The Fonda Theatre will be going on sale starting on…
  • MSTRKRFT To Play DFA 1979 After Party

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Death From Above 1979 are currently touring in support of their new album The Physical World and have a couple local shows coming up in November. But one of those shows will get a very special treat afterwards with MSTRKRFT taking the stage to keep the party going into the later hours. As we know JFK plays for DFA 1979 and is also a part of the MSTRKRFT duo. This night will be happening on Thursday, November 13th at the Observatory in Santa Ana. No word if their LA show at The Regent on November 14th will also get the same bill addition, but we hope so. Tickets for The Death From Above 1979…
  • Contest: Poliça @ The Roxy Theatre

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Poliça will be making their way to Los Angeles this week for another headlining show as they continue touring in support of their second album Shulamith/. They’ll be taking the stage on Thursday, October 16th at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood along with Web of Sunsets who will be on hand to open up the night. Tickets are still available to purchase online now through Ticketfly for $22.50 plus any additional service fees. But we do have a few tickets to giveaway to send a few readers to the show for free. All you have to do to get these tickets to see Poliça at The Roxy is send us a…
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    Music Consultant

  • SoundCloud Music Licensing, Music Tax Credits and U2 Free Album News, October 12, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    SoundCloud failed to strike a licensing deal with major record labels. Also, the music industry announced it is seeking tax breaks for music creators in New York. And U2’s free album giveaway on iTunes was a major marketing win, despite initial user complaints.   SoundCloud’s Negotiations with Major Labels Failing Popular audio streaming service SoundCloud hit a snag while trying to license music from major labels last week, as its negotiations with Universal, Sony and Warner broke down. According to the Financial Times, the three major record companies are waiting for SoundCloud to…
  • Working with Digital Music Distributors

    Rick Goetz
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    This interview was first published in December, 2013.   Chris Mooney is the Director of Artist Promotions of the one of online music distribution service TuneCore. Chris got his start in the music business at his college radio station. After graduation, he moved to New York City and began to work at record stores, then interning at record labels. Throughout his career, he has worked at music marketing companies and labels including Rhino Records and spinART. TuneCore was founded in 2005 and offers musicians and other rights-holders the ability to place music with online retailers. At…
  • Lady Gaga, Pandora Lawsuit and Ello News, October 6, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Lady Gaga sued the songwriter who sued her for plagiarism to recoup legal fees. And the music industry filed another class action lawsuit demanding artist royalties from Pandora. Also, the new ad-free social network Ello picked up steam.   Lady Gaga Suing Songwriter for Millions in Legal Fees after Plagiarism Win Lady Gaga filed court documents last week in order to recoup $1.4 million in legal fees from Chicago-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Francescatti, who sued her for plagiarism, reported the Daily Mail. Francescatti sued the pop superstar in 2011, alleging her hit song “Judas”…
  • Songs and the Music Publishing Market Part II

    Rick Goetz
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This interview was originally published in July, 2011.   Matt Pincus is the founder and CEO of Songs Music Publishing,  a New York City- and L.A.-based publishing firm. In Part I of this interview, Matt talked about his history in the music industry and the evolution of Songs, the publishing industry and synchronization licensing. In Part II, Matt delivers some advice for artists, songwriters and producers who are interested in going after publishing deals and offers some projections about where he thinks the publishing industry is headed in the future.   Musician Coaching: What…
  • Beats Music, SiriusXM and Japanese Music Industry News, September 27, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Apple denied published reports that it would be shutting down Beats Music. Also, SiriusXM was ordered by the court to pay The Turtles for all recordings released prior to 1972. And Japan reported that 85% of its music sales come from the sale of physical CDs.   Apple Not Shutting Down Beats (According to Apple) Apple was set to shut down streaming music service Beats Music earlier this week, according to reports published earlier this week, confirmed by five top-level employees at both Apple and Beats. However, Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr refuted these claims on Tuesday telling USA…
 
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • The Who And Their 50th Anniversary Timeline

    My name
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Who And Their 50th Anniversary Timeline It’s little sad.  Roger Daltrey calls The Who’s upcoming North American tour “the beginning of the long goodbye.”  Okay, maybe it’s not that sad.  The Who have had a pretty good run, and they’re definitely well beyond their prime.  Still, it pulls at the heart strings when one of the all-time greats hangs them up (or at least threatens to). The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a lengthy trip around the New World.  The first leg begins April 15 in Tampa, Florida and ends May…
  • Melissa Etheridge Banned From Book Store For Being Too Sexy

    My name
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Melissa Etheridge Banned From Book Store For Being Too Sexy During her upcoming tour, you’ll be able to hear any song Melissa Etheridge wishes to play.  The singer-songwriter kicks off a 25-date trek of the U.S. on Nov. 2.  It ends Dec. 12.  Look for Etheridge to perform all over the country including venues in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Houston, and Los Angeles. When the curtain goes up, you can rest easy that the “Man” won’t be there to unplug her amp or silence her microphone.  You can’t say the same thing when you’re…
  • Steve Wonder Isn’t Blind Says Conspiracy Theorists

    My name
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Steve Wonder Isn’t Blind Says Conspiracy Theorists I love conspiracy theories, but I don’t think any of them are true. Let me explain exactly what I mean.  I believe in conspiracies.  Two dudes that share half a dozen wine coolers and make plans to produce an electronic, funk, dubstep, grindcore, rock opera have committed a conspiracy (not that I would know anything about that).  But those aren’t the kind of conspiracies I’m referring to when I say “I love conspiracy theories.” The conspiracy theories I’m referring to are the biggies:…
  • 2014 Playoff Preview: Royals Run, Tigers Hit, Nationals Can Do Everything

    My name
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    2014 Playoff Preview: Royals Run, Tigers Hit, Nationals Can Do Everything The two wildcard games that kicked off the 2014 MLB playoffs were examples of the best and the worst the postseason has to offer. The Kansas City Royals outlasting the Oakland Athletics in a 12-inning, 9-8 game is why we watch baseball.  Conversely, the San Francisco Giants manhandling the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 was an excuse to leave our living rooms and go clean out our sock drawers. That’s the MLB playoffs.  You never really know what you’re going to see.  That’s especially true in…
  • Hunter Hayes Names Tour And Irks This Blogger

    My name
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Hunter Hayes Names Tour And Irks This Blogger I have a bone to pick with Hunter Hayes. This proverbial mandible has nothing to do with him being the country Justin Bieber or the male Taylor Swift. It has nothing to do with him just turning 23 (on Sept. 9) and already having two number one country albums and a number one country music single to his name… or that he’s already launched three headlining tours with a fourth on the way… or that he’s been nominated for four Grammy Awards. I’ve made peace with the fact that my 23rd year on this planet was spent…
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    Madd Mix

  • Quit Guessing At It And Use These Article Marketing Methods To Succeed

    Madd Man
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    By using article marketing correctly, you will greatly increase the traffic to your site. Many business owners are confused about how article promotion works, though. Take the mystery out of article promotion by reading the following advice. Even if you are pushing a product, your articles should be fun to read. Create your own style and make sure your readers find it friendly and warm. While the most technical of topics may seem formal, they’ll actually be more effective if they’re not. Do not alienate your readers with boring content. nullDon’t pack too much into the…
  • Quit Guessing At It And Use These Article Marketing Methods To Succeed

    Madd Man
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    By using article marketing correctly, you will greatly increase the traffic to your site. Many business owners are confused about how article promotion works, though. Take the mystery out of article promotion by reading the following advice. Even if you are pushing a product, your articles should be fun to read. Create your own style and make sure your readers find it friendly and warm. While the most technical of topics may seem formal, they’ll actually be more effective if they’re not. Do not alienate your readers with boring content. nullDon’t pack too much into the…
  • A Madd Mix of selected articles to educate and entertain.

    Madd Man
    27 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    MADDMIX.COM knows how to educate people by posting several articles that can help them understand things much further. One of the topics that you can find on the Website is about music and they elaborate music more than a rhythm that we usually hear every day. There are many things that can influence us and one of those things is music. Music can be considered as one of the biggest influences in our life. It can change the life of a person in different ways. Aside from the musicians who choose to follow their dreams and make music, there are other people who are also influence by music. Some…
  • Never Miss A Conversion Again With These Article Syndication Tips

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

    Neal
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    New sax video lesson showing what difference a single blue note can make in a melody. The melody, which is likely familiar, is played without the blue note and then with it added in. Understanding blue notes is important for musicians! If you’re interested in more, follow this link What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone? (grooving/playing in the pocket) Related Posts:How to Figure Out Happy Birthday on Tenor SaxophoneHow to Figure Out Happy Birthday on Alto SaxophoneSaxophone Notes & Diagrams QuestionHow to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone,…
  • Embouchure & Front Teeth While Playing Saxophone Question

    Neal
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Question: Hello, I’m a beginner in saxophone and have a very specific question about the involvement of front teeth while playing the saxophone. After around a month of practicing I had an unfortunate accident and 2 of my front teeth (one central and one lateral incisor) are broken. I didn’t get implants but did root canal treatment, which means the nerves are taken already, but the vibration of the sax when I want to practice still makes them hurt. There is no medical solution to this, and I’d like to ask a more functional question: Should I go ahead and try different…
  • How to Play Europa (first phrase) on Saxophone. By Santana, famous version by Gato Barbieri

    Neal
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Try learning this phrase of the melody by ear, first note is given. You can learn one key or both keys. Santana version: Alto: E A B C B A G F Tenor: A D E F E D C Bb   Gato Barbieri version: Alto: B E F# G E D C Tenor: E A B C A G F Related Posts:Gato Barbieri Last Tango in ParisHow to Play Zelda Theme by Kōji Kondō on Saxophone, first…How to Play Fly Me to the Moon on Sax by Bart Howard (first…How to Play Saxophone – First Phrase of Nature Boy by…How to Play Chameleon by Herbie Hancock on Sax (first…
  • “How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone?”

    Neal
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Question/conversation: How do you get a loud sound (on saxophone) without losing a good tone? Sincerely, Sarah Jordan What mouthpiece and reed (type and number) are you using? -Neal I use a Yamaha  mouth piece ( alto), A 1, and a 2 Rico reed Sincerely, Sarah Jordan What you could do right now is try a harder reed, 2.5, maybe 3. -Neal Mouthpiece/reed setup Let’s look at the space between the reed and the mouthpiece. The reed vibrates in that space. The more air you put through the horn, the more the reed will vibrate and the more sound you will create. Limit There is a limit to how much…
  • Neck Pain on Saxophone? Video and links for Sax Harnesses

    Neal
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Backstory I’m from Johannesburg South Africa. I’ve always been keen & interested in learning to play the Sax, since listening to the likes of Stan Getz & Fausto Papetti. Being from a musical background I’ve cultivated a good ear for music and rhythm. I am a pensioner aged 70yrs but still willing to learn. I received my sax on my 50th birthday and still cannot “put it together” as you so tactfully put it. As judging from what I read and mail from people you have a good sure to learn method. Thank you, Connie Jansen Question: What is a Harness and what does…
 
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  • Watch: Olly Murs performs ‘Wrapped Up’ on X Factor Australia

    Geraint
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Olly Murs will no doubt bring this exact performance of ‘Wrapped Up‘ to X Factor UK, but if you can’t wait, here it is on X Factor Oz.
  • Watch: Jessie J does ‘Bang Bang’ while Maroon 5 perform ‘Animals’ on X Factor UK

    Geraint
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Thank goodness for the guest slots on X Factor‘s Sunday evening show. Jessie J and Maroon 5 – who last night performed ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Animals’, respectively – were far more interesting than any of the contestants…
  • Listen: Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding ‘Outside’

    Geraint
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Calvin Harris’ fourth album ‘Motion’ is released on November 4th, and you’ve probably heard quite a bit of it already (Under Control, Blame, Slow Acid, Summer – the hits keep stackin’ up for old Calvo). Anyway, here’s a bit more of it: ‘Outside’ featuring Ellie Goulding. You *might* remember their ‘I Need Your Love‘ collaboration from last year…
  • Video: Union J ‘You Got It All’

    Geraint
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here’s Union J’s ‘You Got It All‘ video, then…
  • Preview: Calvin Harris ft. Gwen Stefani – ‘Together’

    Silvan
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    It’s a good week for Gwen Stefani fans: not only did her comeback single ‘Baby Don’t Lie‘ appear online, but Calvin Harris shared a 15 second snippet from his track with the No Doubt frontwoman: ‘Together‘. ‘Together’ is taken from Harris’ forthcoming album Motion and includes the singles ‘Summer’ and ‘Blame’.
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  • Review: Filthy Fox Festival Survival Kit

    milkyteakid
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Review by Hester Smale The Filthy Fox Festival Survival Kit is a pretty cool box of things to keep warm, keep clean and wee in! Yep, you read that right. It’s a small package but delivers everything needed to make a 3-day festival seem a bit less grimy! I took it to Beautiful Days with my husband and three month old baby, so sadly the condoms were not so useful, but waking up and using the waterless body wash made me feel human. You just slap it on, lather it up then towel it off, leaving you much refreshed. The toilets at this festival were not as vile as others, but still not the most…
  • Spotlight On… Southern

    milkyteakid
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Every now and again you come across a band that is worth taking note of, worth spending some time listening to, and worth keeping track of. Southern are that band for me at the moment. They’re sultry, gritty and a little bit dirty. The Belfast-born, Liverpool-based brother and sister band Thom and Lucy, are crossing genres and finding a place in the current music scene. Southern have unveiled the stunning video for their new single ‘Where I Want To Be’, which is released on the 18th August. This new single is fronted by the Thom sung ‘Where I Want To Be’, a track that…
  • Chrissie Hynde Releases New Song with Neil Young

    milkyteakid
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    On 15th September we will see a new release from legendary Chrissie Hynde called ‘Down The Wrong Way‘. It also features another legend in the form of Neil Young on guitar! Not too bad, ey? Chrissie said, “I know Neil, I’ve toured with him and he’s always been so sweet and friendly to me. But when you’re talking about one of the Gods, it doesn’t seem like something you’d do to just pick up the phone and call someone like that. But then I thought, I should do, because he’s a friend of mine. Neil came down, plugged in and played the song and everyone’s mind was…
  • Album Review: Ske-Dat-De-Dat… The Spirit of Satch by Dr. John

    Tom Caswell
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Review by: Tom Caswell Photo: Bruce Weber I haven’t heard an album packed full of so much groove and style in a while, this is something special. I’m not the biggest listener of Dr. John but ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat… The Spirit of Satch‘ got me hooked from the very start. Dedicated to one of Dr. John’s main influences, Louis Armstrong, ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat‘ is nothing but a joy to listen to from the second it starts to the second it ends. The opening track, ‘What A Wonderful World‘, is obviously one of Louis Armstrong’s signature tracks and it’s often…
  • Shura Releases ‘Just Once’ New Follow Up Single to Hit Debut

    milkyteakid
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    We first became aware of singer, producer and video editor Shura back in April, when her debut track ‘Touch‘ was a great success with a positive Internet reaction and over 1 million plays. Radio 1 and 6Music played ‘Touch‘ a fair few times without the need of a radio plugger, and she’s presently unsigned. Just goes to show the power a good song matched with an interesting video has. Her new song ‘Just Once‘, is just as good and sticks to her smooth electro style. Info on a video to accompany it is still to come, so I wonder what style it will be in…
 
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  • Concert Review: Ty Segall at Thalia Hall in Chicago, September 23  

    Hugh Scott
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    By Bob McMahon Photos by Lee Klawans Ty Segall has diversified his sound in recent years. The ever-prolific musician, normally known for fist-pumping garage rock, pulled a Sea Change with last year’s haunting, mostly acoustic Sleeper, and this year’s 17-track behemoth Manipulator found him adding flourishes like strings to an attack that increasingly draws from different permutations of 20th-century guitar-based music. But you’d be forgiven for not noticing this at Tuesday’s Thalia Hall concert. Segall wisely picked a set heavy on his most balls-out rock songs and emphasized the most…
  • 27 WAYS INTO THE DESERT

    Hugh Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Desert Noises w/Modern Kin The DUCK ROOM  September 28th, 2014 Utah-based rock group Desert Noises don’t do things the hard way. They take their time getting into town, setting up their gear, opening up a main riff. They enjoy themselves. There’s no rush about them or sense of impending doom, no fear of rejection. They’ve been playing together since their teens and they’re very comfortable on stage and off, both with each other and their fans.  And they’re young as hell. Probably not so young as other indie bands that burned bright quickly only to fade away (The RedWalls come to…
  • Pokey LaFarge brings the Central Time Tour home

    Hugh Scott
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    It felt like a mid-summer evening in San Francisco.  That is, it was cold and misty.  The unseasonable chill did little to dampen the crowd as it’s hometown hero, Pokey LaFarge, his band and a bunch of other like-minded musicians swung through town on the “Central Time Tour”.  The lineup up is curated perfectly to sync with LaFarge’s now well-known sound, style and attitude.  Don Flemons, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops played MC for the day and there is not a more perfect choice for the job. Flemons is no FM radio DJ struggling to cram catchphrases into…
  • What Would the Community Think? Cat Power’s surprise benefit show at The Firebird

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Text by James Kane  Photos by Gretchen Robinette Cat Power’s Chan Marshall arrives in St. Louis to raise funds and spirits for the community protesting the death of Michael Brown I just handed in a sizable cash donation to a Ferguson church near Canfield Apartments — revenue from two impromptu benefit shows by Cat Power and The Dirty Delta Blues Band held Sunday, August 24 in St. Louis at The Firebird. Chan Marshall, Cat Power’s singer, songwriter and creative center of gravity, wanted to deliver the proceeds personally on Monday, but we arrived to find the worship hall locked up and…
  • INTRODUCING: Beauty Pageant

    Hugh Scott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Noise annoys. That’s what your mom says. But apparently, Beauty Pageant didn’t get the memo. From oil drums and hubcaps to amplifier feedback and screams, the collective utilizes everything in their power to create a sonic landscape that toes carefully the line between harmony and chaos. In an age where the digital reigns supreme and recordings run rampant over Bandcamp and SoundCloud, the scant releases by Beauty Pageant serve to emphasize the importance of live performance, a give and take between artist and audience that would be lost in a room full of microphones. The group’s…
 
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  • Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways Premieres on HBO

    Stephen Maloney
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. The Foo Fighters passed through New Orleans as part of their Sonic Highways project in May, and we’re set to get a look at the finished product as the first episode of the documentary series premieres on HBO. Photo by Julia Pretus The Foo Fighters managed to play a secret show at Preservation Hall, which Jonathan Pretus profiled for OffBeat in the aptly titled post “The Foo Fighters Rock Preservation Hall.” In addition to New Orleans, the band stopped in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., recording…
  • Prospect.3: Notes for Now Begins October 25

    OffBeat Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on OffBeat.com. On October 25,  Prospect New Orleans’ “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will kick off with a ribbon cutting and second-line parade, all set to begin at Washington Square Park. P.3 will be an ongoing event, consisting of several shows and art installations at various universities, museums, and art galleries throughout the city. The festivities will run until January 25. The event contains a variety of works from over 50 artists from around the globe, at 18 venues around town. Prospect New Orleans, the international contemporary art biennial, will host a…
  • Music Bubble

    Jan V. Ramsey
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Posted by Jan V. Ramsey on OffBeat.com. I’ll bet that if you read OffBeat and this blog that you tend to live in what I call “the music bubble.” We are the people who love local music, local musicians. We don’t give a damn whether the musicians we love are in the top 40 or in rotation on a commercial station, or on the Billboard charts, or whatever. The music bubble probably surrounds Orleans Parish, because any time one ventures into most of the surrounds, the music live music “scene” includes mostly cover bands. Nothing against cover bands; they are great for weddings and for…
  • 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Schedule

    OffBeat Staff
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Posted by OffBeat Staff on OffBeat.com. The 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will take over Lafayette Square from October 15-17, bringing the best in local food and international blues masters to the heart of New Orleans. 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Full Music Schedule: Friday, Oct. 17 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Little Freddie King 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Ana Popovic Photo by Elsa Hahne Saturday, Oct. 18 St. Charles Ave Stage: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm King James & the Special Men 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm Papa Mali 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the…
  • Selwyn Birchwood to Make New Orleans Debut at Blues & BBQ Fest

    Stephen Maloney
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Posted by Stephen Maloney on OffBeat.com. Selwyn Birchwood, the 2013 Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge winner, is set to make his New Orleans debut at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival this weekend. Photo by Len Umhoefer Birchwood, a Tampa, Florida, native, said he’s looking forward to coming to the city for the food and music. He even has some local favorites he’s eager to check out on their home turf. “It’s actually my first time even visiting,” Birchwood said. “Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington is one of my favorites. I met him last year. We were…
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt

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

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

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

    Kelvin Cook
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    This sounds like it might be good, i'm amazed by the sound of Mud Morganfield, he sounds just like his dad.For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters)
  • John Coltrane Tee Shirt

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-ShirtJohn Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com
 
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  • Epic. Dark. Modern. Heavy: Mitch Marlow Produces Two New Releases for Megatrax with A Serious Rock Pedigree

    Megatrax Crew
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mitch Marlow might be known for his time with Filter or He Is Legend, but with the release of two new Megatrax releases, (MX298) Top Charts 4: Epic Dark Rock and (MX299) Top Charts 5: Modern Heavy Rock, he joins the ranks of our pedigreed producers. Writing, mixing and engineering most of the cues on these albums, Mitch (along with Megatrax CCO & Executive Producer of these albums, JC Dwyer) took the lead with an incredibly talented group of artists from Fuel, Filter, Smile Empty Soul, Bleeding Through, Orgy, Domenica, Godhead and more. Says Mitch, “We wanted it to sound like a legit…
  • Song Bites 8: Radio-Ready Urban Sounds Ready to Rock You NOW

    Megatrax Crew
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Producer Christian Salyer knows what’s hot, and his latest entry in the Song Bites series for the Beat Bites catalog is so good, you won’t believe this isn’t a playlist of chart-topping radio hits. We caught up with Christian to learn more about this release, featuring soulful R&B, hip-hop, pop, and dance songs, and more. Megatrax Blog: What characteristics define the Song Bites series, versus Sugar-Free Beats or Movie Munchies? Christian Salyer: Song Bites series features full Songs with Vocals based on what’s hot in modern radio and urban-based culture. The songs are written to…
  • YOU ASKED FOR IT! Executive Producer Ron Mendelsohn Sounds Off on Megatrax’s Latest Client Request Album

    Megatrax Crew
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The sixth installment in our You Asked For It! (YAFI) series just dropped on Megatrax.com. Featuring eclectic client requests ranging from TV sitcom styles to patriotic anthems, well known tunes, Russian marches, links, stingers and more, this album is inspired entirely by client requests. Here’s what Megatrax’s Executive Producer, Ron Mendelsohn, had to say about it.   Megatrax Blog: For those who aren’t familiar with it, what is the YAFI series? Ron Mendelsohn: This is our client request series. The entire series consists of special requests from clients that have come in…
  • Randy Hart on Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Tom Douglas

    Megatrax Crew
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Nashville is the home to songs.  Many generations of the art and craft of songwriting have lived here for many years.  If that’s a limb I’m going out on, it’s a very sturdy one.  Without naming specific classic and timeless songs that were born here, or making the case that this town is not turning out “just country” music, I want to introduce you to one of this year’s inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Tom Douglas. I met Tom many years ago when I was a music publisher and Tom had recently arrived here.  Since then, he has had many…
  • 12 Myths and Misunderstandings About Clearing Music

    Megatrax Crew
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    A guest post by Amanda Krieg Thomas I want to get this out of the way first. Music clearance is a fluid process, highly dependent on negotiation and relationships. Very little of what I am about to tell you is true 100% of the time. That said, I’ve worked on a wide range of projects and often come across misconceptions that are 95% false and detrimental to the creative process. A few come up so frequently that I’m convinced there is someone going around to film schools and production companies actively spreading the same incorrect information. As a filmmaker, an educated approach to…
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  • Dream Police to release “Hypnotized” Nov. 11 on Sacred Bones

    Andy Fenstermaker
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    I have made it no secret that The Men‘s 2013 LP, New Moon, was among my favorite releases of the year. It marked a new pinnacle for the band, in my opinion; an arena slightly more accessible to the common listener and a bit more in line with my own personal tastes. Unfortunately, this year’s Tomorrow’s Hits hasn’t quite gripped me as much as its predecessor. Enter Dream Police and their forthcoming album Hypnotized. Dream Police is a project containing members of The Men — Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi — and it has a similarly forward-leaning style of…
  • Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam

    Andy Fenstermaker
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    After a far-too-lengthy hiatus, I have returned. And my gaze first turns toward prolific rocker Ty Segall‘s new LP, Manipulator. Last year I became a bit obsessed with early T. Rex, as in the stuff they released pre “T” under the guise Tyrannosaurus Rex. In particular, the album Beard of Stars. Around the same time, Segall gave us Sleeper, an almost entirely acoustic album that very much channeled Marc Bolan in his early days. This was quite the departure for Segall, but also an instrumental period leading toward Manipulator. Now, I haven’t done my research — I…
  • Darlings Tease New LP with “Centuries of Light”

    Andy Fenstermaker
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I have loved Darlings since they released their debut LP, Yeah I Know, back in 2009. Their subsequent EP and singles were equally pleasing to my ears. Then, in 2012, they released their sophomore LP, Perfect Trip, which easily trumped their prior releases. Now we have the first tease of what’s to come. It’s a song called “Centuries of Light” and it’ll be off the band’s third LP, which is called… well, we don’t even know what it’ll be called yet because the band hasn’t decided. I dig the sound. With each new release, Darlings stray a…
  • Because 4th of July

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

    Andy Fenstermaker
    22 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    One of my favorite new artists of 2013 was Seattle’s Rose Windows. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, on Sub Pop was a luscious array of mildly psych-induced folk rock fronted by Rabia Shaheen Qazi exotic vocals. It continues: Rose Windows have now given us a first taste of life beyond The Sun Dogs with a new single (also on Sub Pop) for “There Is A Light”. Others have traisped this arena before, as recently as the now popular Edward Sharpe — this blend of West-meets-East influenced folk-rock, this yearning for a more obscure and visionary sound. I didn’t make the…
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  • Colin Tilley Talks Directing “Krazy”, “Senile”, “No New Friends” & “Look At Me Now” Music Videos

    Danny M
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Music video director Colin Tilley recently chopped it up with XXL about directing Lil Wayne‘s “Krazy“, Young Money‘s “Senile“, DJ Khaled‘s “No New Friends“, and Chris Brown‘s “Look At Me Now” visuals. In the interview,, Colin explained how he came up with the idea to put Tunechi in a white family for the “Senile” video, as well as remembered how Tune shocked every one on set of the “No New Friends” video when he walked out of his trailer rocking a XXL tall tee during a mid-tape right before his…
  • Billboard Confirm Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” Album Will Drop In 2014, Say It Will Sell Around 500K In First Week

    Danny M
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Billboard recently wrote an article about if we will ever see a music artist sell over 1 million copies of their album in the first week again. With the digital sales down to a new low in 2014, Billboard do not believe it will be done again even though two artists who have done it before both have albums dropping before the year ends. These two artists are Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift, who will be releasing their Tha Carter V and 1989 projects in 2014. Billboard have said that Taylor‘s album is projected to sell 750,000 copies in the first week and Wayne is projected to sell around…
  • Feature Friday #39: Mannie Fresh – Wayne’s Takeover 2 (Feat Lil Wayne)

    Danny M
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    After picking part 1 for last week’s “Feature Friday” edition, it’s only right that this week’s “Feature Friday” installment is Mannie Fresh‘s “Wayne’s Takeover 2” track featuring Lil Wayne. Just like part 1, “Wayne’s Takeover 2” is more of a solo Weezy record as Fresh is only talking on the outro. The song can be found on The Mind Of Mannie Fresh album that was released back in 2004. “They call me Weezy F Baby, women wanna suck all on my pacifier; And if she tell ya she didn’t, homie that’s…
  • Young Thug & Lil Wayne – Take Kare

    Danny M
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    London On Da Track recently announced that Lil Wayne will be featured on the upcoming Rich Gang 2 album, due to be released in November, and today the song has been released. It’s a Young Thug and Weezy F Baby collaboration called “Take Kare“, which was also produced by London On Da Track. Thugger has mentioned numerous times that he has unreleased music with Weezy, so I’m sure this won’t be the last collabo we hear from them. You can stream “Take Kare” after the jump below, read the lyrics here, and purchase the single off iTunes here!
  • Lil Wayne To Be Featured On A Pimp C Posthumous Album

    Danny M
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Pimp C‘s wife, Chinara Butler, has issued a statement about an upcoming biography on her husband that is being worked on by Julia Beverly. In this statement, Chinara mentioned that there is a Pimp posthumous album currently being worked on that will feature Lil Wayne, Bun B, E-40, Too $hort, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and others. You can read what Pimp C‘s wife said about the upcoming project below. Would you be excited to hear another Pimp and Weezy F Baby collaboration? Pimp C’s estate has several projects underway that we know his fans will…
 
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  • 9 Effective Networking Tips For Composers

    Corey Koehler
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo: The very thought of stepping outside the comfort of your studio can be daunting for a lot of musicians. We spend so much time tweaking snare drums, and gawping at expensive gear that we can’t afford, that it becomes too easy to forget that there’s a whole world outside filled with people that may […] The post 9 Effective Networking Tips For Composers appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • U2, iTunes and Christian Hair Metal Frontman Michael Sweet

    Corey Koehler
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Stryper’s Michael Sweet says the U2 – iTunes marketing approach for their new album “devalues music.” It is an interesting take on the whole U2 – iTunes promotion. You can read all about here: http://musicenthusiastmag.com/stryper-michael-sweet-on-u2-album-marketing/ I wonder if he – and Sharon Osbourne who is also mentioned in the article – would have turned Apple […] The post U2, iTunes and Christian Hair Metal Frontman Michael Sweet appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single

    Corey Koehler
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever think to sell your music by the single? Or have you ever think about re-releasing some of your album cuts as singles? If not you should be. Why? Aside from the fact that fans are starting to shun albums, here are 4 pretty good reasons.. 1) You Stay Relevant Assuming you are not god, […] The post 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Music by The Single appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • 5 Tell Tale Signs a Company Would Hire You To Compose Their Music

    Corey Koehler
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    If you’re looking to get into making music for media, there are a few things to consider before you start deciding who to contact in the search for work. It’s good practice to spend some time considering which companies would be most likely to need your services as a composer. This can end up saving […] The post 5 Tell Tale Signs a Company Would Hire You To Compose Their Music appeared first on Musicgoat.
  • High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America

    Corey Koehler
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Are you willing to pay twice as much to stream audio in lossless? You may not be willing to but there will be people who are and as a musician, you need to keep your eye on this. I was reading this article by Bob Leftsetz about high quality audio streaming and had a few […] The post High Quality Streaming Audio Coming To America appeared first on Musicgoat.
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  • STRUCTURES to go on Hiatus After their December Farewell Tour

    Ryan Minic
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:29 pm
    It’s been quite a run for Structures since their formation back in 2009. Now, five years after their inception, the band have decided to pull the plug — at least for the time being. The band announced that they’ll be going on an indefinite hiatus. This is not an easy decision considering how much we have put into this band since it’s inception in 2009, however we all feel that a healthy break is necessary for each of us for various personal reasons. We are all on good terms and have made this decision collectively. The group will embark on a Canadian farewell tour in…
  • MODERN LIFE IS WAR are Touring UK/EU

    Ryan Minic
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Modern Life Is War are going overseas early next year for a UK/European trek. Here’s how the schedule looks: Apr 10 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control Apr 11 London, UK @ Underworld Apr 12 Paris, FRA @ Nouveau Casino Apr 13 Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof Apr 14 Leipzig, GER @ Conne Island Apr 15 Vienna, AUT @ Arena Apr 16 Cologne, GER @ Underground Apr 17 Eindhoven, NLD @ Dynamo Apr 18 Kortrijk, BEL @ De Kreun
  • SLAVES to Tour with GET SCARED & FAVORITE WEAPON

    Ryan Minic
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Slaves will be going on a headlining tour in November/December with Get Scared and Favorite Weapon (ex-Woe is Me). Here’s how it rolls: Nov 22 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Nov 24 Dallas, TX @ The Door Nov 25 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Nov 26 Houston, TX @ Walters Nov 28 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall Nov 29 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum Nov 30 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Dec 02 Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom Dec 03 Richmond, VA @ Broadberry Dec 04 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Dec 05 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground Dec 06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose Dec 07 Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz PDB Dec 08…
  • The Ghost Inside – Dear Youth

    Dorothy Gilbert
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Release Date: Nov 17th The Ghost Inside – Dear Youth (Epitaph) Track Listing: 01. Avalanche 02. Move Me 03. Out Of Control 04. With the Wolves 05. Mercy 06. Phoenix Flame 07. Dear Youth (Day 52) 08. Wide Eyed 09. My Endnote 10. The Other Half 11. Blank Pages
  • Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God

    Dorothy Gilbert
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Release Date: Nov 11th Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (Profound Lore) Track Listing: 01. Fist of Fury 02. The Lash 03. Predators 04. Shoulder Meat 05. Simia Die 06. Never Enter 07. Promise 08. Aarows to Our Hearts
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Kim Gordon Breaks The Silence with New Memoir

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

    Israel Daramola
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    THE WHO Nas, Jabari “Jungle” Jones, Q-Tip, Large Professor, Pete Rock THE WHAT “NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC” captures the creative process and evolution of a young Nas in his entrance into rap success and Hip-Hop legend that came about through his debut Illmatic. Twenty years later, Nas returns to his childhood home in Queensbridge, to share stories of his upbringing, his influences and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 19. THE BIG DEAL Illmatic is a classic album. Even if I’d never listened to it enough times to make my head explode,…
  • Best in Covers: Johnny Depp’s “Mother,” Arcade Fire’s “In The Air Tonight” and More

    Tricia Callahan
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Whether it’s to launch a new artist, to gain “street cred” or to show off your eclectic music interest/influence, it seems like covers are becoming a thing these days. From huge pop stars (Miley Cyrus) to movie stars (Johnny Depp), here are five of Obsessed’s  favorite covers this week. Lorde Covering Kayne West “Hold My Liquor” Who wouldn’t trust something coming from the lips of New Zealand’s youngest queen of songwriters? Changing an auto tune-centric Kayne West track to a breezy powerful storm is something only Lorde is capable of. Ryan…
  • Kanye West Teaches a Class About Fashion Design

    Meets Obsession
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Proving that those who can’t, teach — Kanye West spent last Friday at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College sharing his fashion knowledge to eager students as part of his court-mandated community service. For real, Kanye is teaching, y’all. And while we were imagining what his syllabus might look like – FR     Sept 19:  1   How I Discovered the Black Leather Jogging Pant and everything else MN   Sept 20:  2   Imma Let You Finish that Patternmaking, Girl TU     Sept 21:  3   How to Dress Your Reality Star Girl WD   Sept 22:  4   How to be Shakespeare in…
  • Class Of 2013: Meet DC’s Best In Punk

    Tricia Callahan
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    For some, it’s an enigma: loud, crass, tastelessly tasteful, and all things anti-authority and anti-establishment. Not easily defined, punk gained ground in a 70s England, when music, DIY fashion and anarchy defined a generation. Propelled by hardcore punk band Bad Brains and Ian MacKaye, who owns DC-bred record label Dischord, the relationship between Washington, DC and punk – particularly hardcore and the straight-edge movement – is closer than you might imagine. In the 80s, MacKaye gave birth to the straight-edge movement through his band Minor Threat. Born out of frustration…
 
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    From the front of the choir

  • Is one of your choir sections thin on the ground? 10 ways to find more singers to fill the gaps.

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of us are in choirs where a particular section needs bolstering. In my case it’s a lack of altos, for others it might be too few tenors.Here are 10 ideas for beefing up a particular voice part.Before you go to the trouble of trying to find singers from outside your choir, you might find that the people you want are right under your nose.1. recruit from withinDo a range test for the whole choir. You can make this a fun journey of discovery. I did it once and a soprano discovered that she had an amazing tenor voice, and one of the tenor women found she could singer higher than any of the…
  • Keep it to yourself! – why colds, singing and choirs don’t mix

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    ’Tis the season to be poorly. A warm rehearsal room is the ideal place to spread coughs and sneezes, especially with all that deep breathing and standing close together.Sneeze by James GathanySo what should you do when you come down with a bug: soldier on or stay away? It depends how bad it is. Let’s look at your options.Everyone gets sniffles of varying degrees at this time of year, perhaps you even get man flu.If it’s just a cold then you’ll usually manage to drag yourself into work and maybe even have enough energy to haul your poor sick body along to choir. “What a loyal choir…
  • Using feedback forms for choirs and singing workshops

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    You get what you ask for, so be careful how you seek feedback!photo by Howard LakeWhen designing feedback forms, less is more. Here’s why.When I first started my own residential singing weekends I knew that I needed feedback to help me improve the next time, especially if I’d not used a particular venue before.I started by copying feedback forms that other course venues and workshop leaders use. Often these consisted of lots of boxes to tick and plenty of detailed questioning.I soon realised that most people hate filling these things in and really don’t spend much time thinking about…
  • How to get your choir to pay attention to you (and stop chatting!)

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    At the beginning of each choir session it’s as if the singers have not seen each other for years. They’re chatting away having a fine time of things.photo by barçalunacyTrouble is, you’ll have to put an end to that in order to get started. How do you get their attention with all that noise?Lots of socialising and chit chat is a sign that you have a really cohesive group (see If there’s too much talking in your choir, something must be right) and such socialising should be encouraged.But there’s a time and a place for everything (tea break? pub afterwards?) and you need to get…
  • How to sing – 10 habits of successful professional singers

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In my recent post How to sing – the definitive guide, I pointed out that lots of people Google “How to sing” instead of just getting on and doing it.Garðar Thor Cortes by DavidIf you’re serious about singing and want to get on with it, here are 10 habits you can develop which come from successful professional singers.1. listen Listen to yourself, to others, to singers you love, to music you’re not familiar with. Develop your ear. See also Singing is all about listening.2. be patient Like any other skill, being able to sing doesn’t happen overnight. Some people think professional…
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    The Blue Walrus

  • Gengahr – Bathed In Light

    Tim Dickinson
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Walrus favourites and obscure indie-psych four-piece Gengahr are back with another track, Bathed In Light, which forms the flipside of the bands debut single Powder. Bathed in Light is a breezey, dream-like sequence that always feels on edge of heading into a psychedelic nightmare, but the band manage to reel it in and keep the track as a slice of spooky indiepop. Powder is getting a limited 7″ release by the fine folks at Transgressive on 27th October, but you can buy the MP3s now at iTunes. Photograph by Steve Gullick Gengahr – Bathed In Light was originally published on The…
  • DrDr – Struggling

    Francisco Torres
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Brighton electronic trio DrDr are back with a four track EP on Glyph Recordings. Struggling is the follow-up to Take It Lying Down released last year and clearly shows that the group has evolved to a much more mature sound. This is best expressed in the seemingly meticulously care they’ve put into the title track. First, there’s Donna Curson’s emotional delivery finely articulated with that cowbell-like synth in their customary deep house setting. As the song appears to draw to an end – with the same loop that’s heard in the beginning – it unpredictably…
  • Premiere: Neighbour – Taste Me

    Tim Dickinson
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Walrus favourites Neighbour have kindly given us the premiere of the video for their latest jam, Taste Me. It’s a blissfully hazy indie pop lullaby set to visuals mostly edited from bizarre trashy Japanese game shows, where the participants are doing everything form jamming bananas in their eyes to chomping down on loo paper. “Just lick it up and taste me” indeed. You can catch Neighbour live tonight in Bedford where they’ll be playing with Telegram at Bedford Esquires. Premiere: Neighbour – Taste Me was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
  • Halos – Dust

    Tim Dickinson
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Some days you search for hours to find a new gem, a new track to scratch that itch of music discovery, but sometimes the tracks just appear in your Facebook feed because one of your friends has started a new project and it is exactly what you’re looking for. And that’s the case with Halos, whose first song, Dust, appeared online a couple of days ago. The trio want to keep everything under wraps for the time being, leaving us with just a glimpse of their sound to make an impact with its heavy reverb and trip hop beats. There’s elements of soul, funk, and electronica here too,…
  • It’s All Happening’s Half Dayer at The Windmill, Brixton

    Jacinta
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Deep in the dark corners of South London situates everyone’s favourite elaborately decorated pub, The Windmill. Half tiki bar half vintage elegance this venue is not much to look at in terms of its aesthetics but it does have its quirky charm. A rare gem south of the river this venue has a nice intimate feel for gigs and for another year running plays host to It’s All Happening’s Half Dayer. With an eclectic line up to cover everyone’s tastes buds, Walrus favourites and lo-fi surf rockers Best Friends head up this year’s line-up. Playing alongside are 2014 ones to watch…
 
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    Feast of Music

  • FREE TICKETS: The Joshua Light Show at NYU Skirball

    Robert Leeper
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    On October 23-25, NYU Skirball welcomes back The Joshua Light Show, “the most psychedelic light show of all time" (Rolling Stone). This year's 3-day festival of liquid light visuals features an impressive lineup of modern musical luminaries ranging from the ethereal synthpop of Glasser, to the cosmic jazz of The Bad Plus, to art-punk pioneers Television. Individual show information here.  FoM is giving away 5 10 pairs of tickets to Glasser's show on 10/23 at 10pm. To win: 1. Email free@feastofmusic.com with the date and show you'd like to attend  -OR- 2.
  • White Light Festival: Basil Twist's "The Rite of Spring"

    Peter Matthews
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Ruth Fremson/The New York Times In 1998, I was working at the downtown arts center HERE when Basil Twist's Symphonie Fantastique premiered in a small black box theater in the basement. Billed as a "puppet show," I remember being skeptical about seeing Berlioz' hour-long masterpiece turned into some kind of phantasmagoria. It was unlike anything I've ever seen: using just a backlit water tank, Twist used a mix of feathers, glitter, slides, dyes, and other objects to conjure "a concert of forms." It was like watching a live version of…
  • Gotham Chamber Opera Revives Martinu...Again!

    Robert Leeper
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    by Robert Leeper Photo Credit: Richard Termine Despite frequent comparisons to the now-defunct City Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera has managed to avoid all of the baggage that comes with filling City Opera's void. The 13 year old GCO has made itself an essential part of the NYC opera landscape by continuing to do what it's always done: produce underperformed, high-quality chamber operas.  In 2003, the then two-year old company presented a double bill of short comic operas by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu, to critical acclaim. Fast forward 11 years, and they have come around…
  • Africa Now! Festival Highlights the Music of South Africa at the Apollo Theater

    Steven Pisano
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    by Steven Pisano Photo by Steven Pisano The vibrant music presented at Saturday’s “Africa Now” concert at Harlem's Apollo Theater was strong evidence that music in contemporary South Africa has gone far beyond the more traditional isicathamiya and mbube singing styles popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo thirty years ago. Emceed by the legendary trumpet player Hugh Masekela, the evening was a showcase for the 3rd annual “Africa Now!” festival produced by the World Music Institute, one of the country’s leading presenters of world music. Jumpstarting the show at the…
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    Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More

  • Jazmine Sullivan Forever Dont Last – Songwriting Challenge

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

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

    Kenal Louis
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Introduction To The Event Where do I begin? On September 14th of 2014 I hosted my first and largest solo art exhibition. It was a success for me as a creative person and I believe for the community I reside in. On August 9th of 2013 I moved into the... The post Thankfulness and Gratitude For Supporting My Vision appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • Avant-garde Fashion Designers Make A Statement At OFW

    Kenal Louis
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Avant-garde Fashion In Omaha The evolution of what fashion is becoming and will become, is unpredictable. Fifty, one-hundred and maybe two-hundred years from now, what we consider as avant-garde fashion may be normal day wear. I am sure that this thought offend some people because they are not open to... The post Avant-garde Fashion Designers Make A Statement At OFW appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
  • EDM Music – Knight and Shining Armor | Kenal Louis

    Kenal Louis
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    EDM Music- Knight And Shining Armor “Knight and Shining Armor” is an EDM Music (Electronic Music) song I wrote a little while back, but never released. One because I never had enough resources to create and record music. Sometimes even the fear that I would not write something like this... The post EDM Music – Knight and Shining Armor | Kenal Louis appeared first on Kenalsworld, Art, Design, Feature Musicians & More.
 
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    SoSoActive.com

  • A Bad Case of ‘Bride Brain’

    Riley Mc Daniel
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    SoSoActive.com Have you ever heard of “bride brain?” It is much like “baby brain,” where a pregnant woman kind of loses all brain capability—memory is shot, can’t focus, mistakenly puts the dirty laundry in the fridge and the milk in the washer. Get the picture? Bride brain is the same—minus the baby in the belly. smartbrideboutique.com cialis pills eli lilly I used to pride myself on my incredible memory; tell me something once and I’d remember it, no problem. Once I got engaged and the wedding planning was at full force, my brain turned to mush. I couldn’t remember…
  • Life After Graduation

    Riley Mc Daniel
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    SoSoActive.com thesentinel.com Congratulations! You’ve graduated! You’ve survived grueling lectures, endless study sessions, and sleepless nights. Now that you have that crisp diploma in hand documenting all that you have accomplished, what do you do now? I wish I could tell you. I’ve been wondering the same thing since I graduated in November. That’s right—almost a year ago. WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE? pinterest.com My diploma and all of my achievements have been sitting in a pile getting dustier by the day, mocking me. I only spent thousands upon THOUSANDS of dollars to get my…
  • Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg Exchange Words in Troubling Internet Dispute

    jonsilva
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    SoSoActive.com What’s going on with Snoop and Iggy? What may have started out as schoolyard teasing has definitely escalated into something more fowl and dangerous. When Snoop posted this photo on Instagram, it didn’t take too kindly to Iggy whom responded with tweets. She responded with a trio of now deleted tweets: Iggy’s set of tweet regarding Snoop Dogg that has since been deleted Not exactly the type of beef one would consider to be on the level of Tupac and Biggie but the barrage of disrespectful memes posted by the over 20 year veteran on his Instagram account is out of…
  • Dear A&F: You Stink

    Riley Mc Daniel
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    SoSoActive.com theimpersonals.com Dear Abercrombie & Fitch, You stink. Quite literally. Every time I walk by your doors, your odor overwhelms my senses and initiates a headache so terrible that it’s as if my skull will crack open. Why do you feel the need to dump cases of cologne in your store? Exactly what is your goal here? To weed out the weak-sinused people? WHO EVEN SHOPS IN YOUR STORES? Do they all lack the ability to smell? And what about your employees? If gas masks aren’t part of the employee dress code, then surely there must be a fresh oxygen room in the back. What is it…
  • New Kanye West Album May Be Near Completion

    jonsilva
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    SoSoActive.com If anyone is excited for a new Kanye West album, it’s me. At first when Yeezus dropped last year, I thought it was schlock with nothing more than a dark image for the sake of being dark. After a few more listens I realized the genius behind the album and is still in my rotation of songs on my phone. Now, according to Rolling Stone, a new Kanye West album is on the cusp of being released. In a profile with Malik Yusef, he states the new album has, “20 finished songs.” He goes on to add that the G.O.O.D. Music camp isn’t going to release the names of the tracks because,…
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  • Listen! Cold, Cold Heart – Wolf Eyes, You’re Staring

    Pete
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Some more music from the post-rock world. We have an act from the UK called Cold, Cold Heart (named after my ex-girlfriend, apparently). They play a mix of guitar, EBow, slide guitar, bass, 6-string bass, piano and synthesizer in their instrumental mixes. They have a track called Wolf Eyes, You’re Staring (a title that I […]
  • Weekend Music – Middle of October Playlist

    rich
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Et voila. 5 new tracks to turn up as loud as you can this weekend. 1. A glorious new tune from Bonobo’s upcoming new album. 2. Then things take a darker turn… this is a track from BBC1Xtra presenter Toddla T and Mélé. 3. If you’re a fan of Metalheadz-era drum and bass, check out Sacramento’s […]
  • Listen! Forever Cult – Yasmin / OceanOceanOcean

    Pete
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Two tracks for you to check out from the band Forever Cult. Yup, it’s some double A-side action for you, which is not as kinky as it might sound. The Huddersfield, UK band just played Leeds and Reading festivals in the summer, and return with tracks Yasmin and OceanOceanOcean. I think they’re missing the fourth […]
  • Listen! MONO – Cyclone

    Pete
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    More post-rock instrumental music by a group that excels at it. The band are MONO from Japan, and they’ve already dropped Where We Begin. If you recall, they are releasing TWO ALBUMS on the same day. A darker one, and a lighter one, which should be interesting given their atmospheric aesthetic. The new track is […]
  • Listen! Aquilo – I Gave It All

    Pete
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    Dream pop at its finest. 6 months ago, we posted an EP by a male duo known as Aquilo. They return with a great new song called I Gave It All. The song is sparse, with sprinkles of subtle yet excellent production. The dreamy, soothing vocals are a real stand out. Do yourself a favour […]
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    Death and Taxes » Music

  • Bono explains reason for constantly wearing sunglasses—terrible sunglasses still a mystery

    Alex Moore
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    After turning U2 into rock and roll’s most hated band by shoving their new album “Songs of Innocence” into everyone’s iCloud accounts, Bono is getting real with fans. Earlier this week he issued an apology in a video Q&A the band was holding via Facebook, acknowledging that putting their album on everyone’s phone was a bad idea. “Oops…I’m sorry about that,” he said plainly, citing “a little bit of megalomania.”Now he’s come out and revealed the human side behind one of his more iconic pillars of douchery: his…
  • James Blake debuts new track, ‘Building It Still’

    Alex Moore
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    James Blake debuted a new track on his BBC Radio 1 residency. Called “Building It Still,” the tune is nothing like most of what Blake offered up on last year’s “Overgrown.” In place of the precision and pathos of “Retrograde” is a much more oblique, albeit inventive soundscape that can’t help but recall Thom Yorke’s new album “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.”Stereogum notes Blake has been working with Justin Vernon and Kanye West on his new record—so who knows, maybe this is just an diversion along the way rather than a first peek…
  • 2014 is first year ever with ZERO platinum-certified records

    Joel Freimark
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    While there were certainly a number of great albums you need to have from this year, 2014 will mark the first year since its inception in 1976 that no artist’s album will be certified as platinum from sales. The award is given by the RIAA to mark one million units sold, and with only a few weeks remaining in the year, no album is even remotely close to making the threshold.The two records nearest the magic number are Beyonce’s self-titled album and Lorde’s “Pure Heroine,” but neither have even crossed the 800,000 mark, with sales of both having tapered off months ago.
  • Chance The Rapper shares new song, ‘No Better Blues’

    Alex Moore
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    “I hate to lose, I hate to try I hate to win,” Chance The Rapper says in his news song “No Better Blues.” The song, credited to Chance and his band The Social Experiment, is a litany of all the things he hates. One assumes it’s facetious (or at least partly facetious) but it comes across like an opposite-world version of that viral YouTube video of the girl in the mirror rattling off all the things she loves. Compare and contrast below.And…
  • Band sends bobble heads of themselves to space with GoPro

    Alex Moore
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Tiny Moving Parts thought they’d make a video to promote their new album “Pleasant Living.” The concept they came up with was pretty great: They’d launch bobble head figurines of themselves into space with a weather balloon, and capture the trip with a GoPro. Simple, voyeuristic—it had all the right ingredients for a viral video. But the story they ended up with was even more interesting: They lost contact with with the device two hours into the flight and spent months looking for it, only to get a call from a bean farmer who found it 50 miles away. The band…
 
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    Highlanda Sound System High Quality Reggae Music

  • Reasoning with Buju Banton: One-Drop Gargamel Mix

    kahlil wonda
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In tribute to the the great Buju Banton aka Mark Myrie, Episode 27 of the #ReggaeLover podcast features conscious one drop collaborations, singles and songs from albums: Mr. Mention, Voice of Jamaica, Til Shiloh, Inna Heights, Unchained Spirit, Too Bad, Rasta Got Soul, and the Grammy award winning Before The Dawn. Download Podcast Episode (right-click and select “Save link as…”) http://traffic.libsyn.com/reggaelover/27_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3 #117310944 / gettyimages.com http://traffic.libsyn.com/reggaelover/27_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3 Related articles Buju Banton Could Be Released…
  • Foundation Roots, Reality and Culture

    kahlil wonda
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    In this episode, I present some essential Roots reggae cuts, mostly from the 1970s. These songs deal with the everyday lives and aspirations of the artists concerned, including the spiritual side of Rastafari and the honoring of God. The featured artists provide social commentary and deliver lyrical themes including spirituality, resistance to government, black pride and repatriation. You will hear Studio One classics, gems from Tuff Gong, Exterminator and Volcano, plus quintessential Trojan recordings, among others. The full track list is posted below. Enjoy the musical mix! Download Podcast…
  • Seductive Songs: The Ladies of Lovers Rock Reggae Today

    kahlil wonda
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/reggaelover/25_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3 Download mP3 (Right-click and select “Save link as…”) First, let me set the mood.  Pour some libation, dim the lights, and spark a candle or some incense.  Then turn up this unbelievably sexy audio to be experienced with that special someone in your life.  I’m proud to present the first all-female vocal mix in this Reggae Lover Series. Definitely a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated reggae industry, these starlets represent for empresses everywhere as they perform their songs of love over…
  • Little Pinchers New Single ‘JUST WANNA LOVE YOU’ #TopRated #LoversRock

    kahlil wonda
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Little Pinchers has released another new single, this one entitled “Just Wanna Love You.” The “Just Wanna Love You.” download is available below .   Atlanta-area residents are in for a treat on Sunday, October 5th as eloquent singer/songwriter, Little Pinchers will host Rocksteady – the classic reggae monthly event at The Sound Table.     Related articles ROOTS REGGAE, LOVERS ROCK and DUB at ROCKSTEADY hosted by LITTLE PINCHERS – Oct 5th #ATL Tomorrowland live sets arrive in time to relive weekend one Relive the magic with live sets from…
  • Modern Hit Songs on Classic Studio One Riddims

    kahlil wonda
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/reggaelover/24_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3 DOWNLOAD MP3 (Right-click and choose “Save link as…) Welcome to another episode of the Reggae Lover Podcast. This installment takes us on a Studio One rhythm excursion, but instead of the original vault classics, here I feature songs produced and released in the last two decades. This mix highlights some of the best new recordings on remade versions of defining riddims recorded at Studio One such as “Answer,” “Love Me Forever,” “Vanity,” “Cuss Cuss,” and more. Studio…
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    The Lofty Oaks

  • Impulse Resistor – New Song

    Carter Biel
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Instrumental rock, Progressive rock
  • New Album – The Lofty Oaks – Illusions of Grandeur

    Carter Biel
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    It’s LIVE! Download the entire CD Collection here *FREE*  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Album, Free Music, Instrumental rock, New Music, Progressive rock, The Lofty Oaks
  • New EP Coming Soon….

    Carter Biel
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Album Cover Art – Front Album Cover – Back Enjoy a new song. Opening track from “Illusions of Grandeur” by The Lofty Oaks  Filed under: General Music Posts Tagged: Album Cover Art, New release, New Song, Progressive rock, The Lofty Oaks
  • Arrythmia / Gallardo LP 560 – 4

    Carter Biel
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I hope the fine folks at Lamborghini don’t mind that I pilfered their awesome promotional video and matched it up with one of my songs. I like the pairing of the driving rhythms of the song and the fantastic footage of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 – 4. After all the purpose of the promotional video is to promote the product to the widest audience possible. I am just helping them do that. So as an added bonus if you buy the Lambo mention my name and I’ll throw in a free “The Lofty Oaks” CD. Or if you buy a copy of “The Lofty Oaks” CD I’ll…
 
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    After The Show

  • Psychic Love

    aftertheshow
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Psychic Love is a “dream grunge” band from Echo Park. “Mirrors” is one of those songs which has a music video that actually strengthens the song — the visuals enhance the audio:
  • Luna: “Malibu Love Nest”

    aftertheshow
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    “Malibu Love Nest” by Luna:
  • Faded Paper Figures

    aftertheshow
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    How does Faded Paper Figures still have time and energy to be a band, let alone tour and continue to release new records on a steady schedule (2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014)? The trio, with members on both the east and … Continue reading →
  • The Gromble

    aftertheshow
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    The Gromble is a band from Southern California that makes fuzzy, gauzy indie folk/rock. Check out two tracks, “Slam” and “Don’t Stand A Chance” —
  • Vance Joy Cover

    aftertheshow
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Last week, Taylor Swift did a nice cover of “Riptide” by Vance Joy on BBC Radio 1:
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    Emag.co.uk

  • Karrueche Tran’s real reason of accusing Chris Brown of cheating

    Emanuel Espejon
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:49 pm
    There’s been inconvenience in relative heaven of late — Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have been throwing allegations at one another, and Hollywoodlife.com can uncover EXCLUSIVELY simply why Kae blamed Chris for tricking. Chris Brown, 25, and Karrueche Tran, 26, were trucking along pretty easily all late spring after his discharge from jail. On the other hand, after an emotional Instagram from Karrueche and a similarly pointed Instagram feature from Chris, it would seem that they’re still in the forested areas. As beforehand reported EXCLUSIVELY, Karrueche had blamed Chris for…
  • Lets celebrate braless day in Hollywood

    Emanuel Espejon
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Superstars Braless — A-List Stars Celebrate ‘No Bra Day’ Kim is the monarch of going braless and wearing amazing set patterns! On Oct. 11, the exquisite Keeping Up With The Kardashians star ventures out with hubby, Kanye West, 37, shaking a delightful charcoal pencil skirt combined with a skintight ash topwhere you could totally see her areolas! On Oct. 9, North West’s mother ventures out in an alternate brave and uncovering look while going to the Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics dispatch at The Grove in LA. Kim shook a risqué dark dress with set patterns in the front which…
  • Kesha vs. Dr. Luke

    Emanuel Espejon
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Kesha is suing her long-term maker, Dr. Luke, for sexual, verbal and physical ill-use, which he counters is false and commensurate to blackmail. So who’s coming clean? When it came to Kesha suing Dr. Luke, the pop vocalist had “a great deal of fear,” her attorney, Mark Geragos, said on Good Morning America today. Be that as it may the 27-year-old did simply that, and Lukasz Gottwald practically instantly countersued the vocalist, refering to blackmail, criticism and rupture of agreement. Nevertheless, “she’s solid,” Geragos said, noting that “when I…
  • Kendra Wilkinson to divorce Hank Baskett?

    Emanuel Espejon
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Is Kendra Wilkinson beginning to lose trust in the certainty she recovered in her marriage? Sources say she is right now slanting to a division from Hank Baskett. Afresh. While promoting Kendra on Top Season 3, reality star suggested in a couple of converses with that there was guarantee for bargain, consistently singing the recognitions of Hank. This came as a bit of a stun, given that he undermined Wilkinson with Ava London, notwithstanding you required to accommodate her credit for giving this a chance to play out. Really, that was before the break of the Hank Baskett-Ava London phone gets…
  • Amanda Bynes parents, are taking legal advice from Shady Pal?

    Emanuel Espejon
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Sam Lutfi acknowledged a key part in building the ploy that arrived Amanda Bynes in treatment, yet is his proceeded with relationship in her undertaking clarification behind concern? As effectively reported, Amanda Bynes was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold at a Pasadena mental recovering office a week earlier in the wake of flying again to Los Angeles from N.y. Her pal Sam Lutfi, who was once Britney Spears’ manager and particularly joined to that star at the time of her 5150 hold, was instrumental in getting her there. Clearly, Bynes is a long way from satisfied about the vast majority…
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    Uploads by MiguelBueno

  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 6 (DARKNESS & ORGANIC TISSUE)

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 6 (DARKNESS & ORGANIC TISSUE) Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! We finally destroy the organic tissue!! From: MiguelBueno Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 20:09 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 5 (KIDNAP & MURDER)

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 5 (KIDNAP & MURDER) Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Brennenburg is even scarier than I expected! From: MiguelBueno Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 18:48 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent- Playthrough: Part 3 (LIGHT FETISHES & MAGIC DOORS)

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent- Playthrough: Part 3 (LIGHT FETISHES & MAGIC DOORS) Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Do I seem scared? I agree! Every time I record these I am in the middle of a dark room, alone with headphones. You should watch em' l... From: MiguelBueno Views: 25 2 ratings Time: 18:48 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 2

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 2 Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Part 2 is here of Amnesia: The Dark Descent! \o/ Prepare yourself for a lot of screaming, cursing and crying! I really hope you'll jo... From: MiguelBueno Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 16:24 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 1

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 1 Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Alright it's finally here! \o/ Prepare yourself for a lot of screaming, cursing and crying! I really hope you'll join me in this adve... From: MiguelBueno Views: 14 1 ratings Time: 21:34 More in People & Blogs
 
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  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 6 (DARKNESS & ORGANIC TISSUE)

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 6 (DARKNESS & ORGANIC TISSUE) Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! We finally destroy the organic tissue!! From: MiguelBueno Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 20:09 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 5 (KIDNAP & MURDER)

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 5 (KIDNAP & MURDER) Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Brennenburg is even scarier than I expected! From: MiguelBueno Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 18:48 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent- Playthrough: Part 3 (LIGHT FETISHES & MAGIC DOORS)

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent- Playthrough: Part 3 (LIGHT FETISHES & MAGIC DOORS) Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Do I seem scared? I agree! Every time I record these I am in the middle of a dark room, alone with headphones. You should watch em' l... From: MiguelBueno Views: 25 2 ratings Time: 18:48 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 2

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 2 Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Part 2 is here of Amnesia: The Dark Descent! \o/ Prepare yourself for a lot of screaming, cursing and crying! I really hope you'll jo... From: MiguelBueno Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 16:24 More in People & Blogs
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 1

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent - Playthrough: Part 1 Thanks for SUBSCRIBING! Alright it's finally here! \o/ Prepare yourself for a lot of screaming, cursing and crying! I really hope you'll join me in this adve... From: MiguelBueno Views: 14 1 ratings Time: 21:34 More in People & Blogs
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    Record Shops

  • Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon  OpenMade a trip to Portland Oregon this summer, and visited a number of record stores.  Thought Mississippi Records was the best.  A small shop, but a lot of great records (and plenty of traffic in the store). Good selection, many genres and, most important for the discerning record collector, cheap prices. They also sell vintage equipment, and have a record label.  And you can give a listen before you buy.Portland is a very friendly record store town, with a number of good ones to choose from.  Portland's stores also have chipped…
  • Song of the Day

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Gomez - GirlshapedlovedrugToday's song of the day is Gomez - Girlshapedlovedrug.  Sunny alternative pop from 2005's How We Operate, Gomez is a British band (ok, some members now live in the US) which does not feature anyone named Gomez.  Go figure.  But the song is light, airy, and cheerful.
  • Song of the Day

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Libertines - Can't Stand Me NowToday's song of the day is the Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now.  From 2004's The Libertines, the band was fronted by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, and one never knew how long they could stay together.  Two albums worth seems to be the right answer at this point.  This was their most successful single, reaching no. 2 in the UK, and produced by Mick Jones of Clash fame.  Its indie rock, with influences of punk and garage - the guitars are not polished, nor are the harmonies - but the two sing well together, and this song describes their touch…
  • Song of the Day

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Rolling Stones - Gimme ShelterToday's Song of the Day is the Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter.  Written largely by Keith Richards, it features one of his best guitar riff intros, which is quite a feat given the many great intros he has written.  The chick vocal is by Merry Clayton, who tells quite a story about the recording session.This is from 1969's Let It Bleed, and to me has always symbolized the end of the 60's - gone are the tight harmonies of mid 60's AM pop, the love power of 1967, and the psychedelia that followed,  It is replaced by dark images of the Vietnam war,…
  • Song of the Day

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Band - Unfaithful ServantToday's song of the day is one of my favorite songs by The Band - Unfaithful Servant.  From 1969's classic album, the Band, it is a sad ballad sung by Rick Danko, featuring a great guitar solo from its songwriter Robbie Robertson, and a nice horn chart.  The album generally featured songs about the South, circa the Civil War, as is this one, which tells a tale of an affair between the Unfaithful Servant and his mistress.  The Band was a great, if too short lived group, that featured three separate lead vocalists.  Nowhere are they better…
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out

    identical
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Checkout this brand new video from DJ Spicey Featuring Skales, CDQ and Hakym. The official video of the previously released track “Ball Out” directed by SAMKLEF comes as s surprise to many. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=http://goo.gl/GI0Fgs] The Song VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIDEO: Dj Spicey F/ Skales, CDQ & Hakym – Ball Out appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: Tilla – Caro (OMG!)

    identical
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel AQUILA RECORDS PRESENTS: TILLA – CARO (VIDEO) Earlier in the week, the brand new single from superstar singer TILLA, “Caro (OMG!)”, was released to a very resounding reception from fans and critics alike. Aquila Records isn’t sleeping on the hype as it today officially releases the visuals for the hot and banging single! The video was shot by ace director Clarence Peters’ Capital Dreams Pictures on location in Lagos, Nigeria. In other news, Tilla will be performing at the Mavin Concert in Manchester on Tuesday 21st October and London on Thursday…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Omo Akin – Ijo Oloti

    identical
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel OmoAkin never stops working and continues to drop new material. Just last week we saw the visuals to the mind-blowing Dance track SureTETE. Now he is here again with his Official new Single with a viral video this one is titled Ijo Oloti. OmoAkin on this song sounds like he wants to get us Dancing till Next Year, Big Up’s to the StarNation SuperStar. Dj’s are gonna Love this one,with a Mind Blowing instrumental and fantastic vocals… I rate this song A+ . Instagram: @OMOAKIN … Twitter: @itsOMOAKIN - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download…
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover)

    identical
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel Straight from the north Kheengz gives us a cover of Ghana’s leading rap artist Sarkodie’s “illuminati”, he entitles his own cover of Obidi’s “Balling”. Stream/Download the Viral Video below: - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=http://goo.gl/5h7hV3] The Song VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover) appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post VIRAL VIDEO: Kheengz – Balling (Illuminati Cover) appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Lyric VIDEO: P-Square F/ Don Jazzy – Collabo

    identical
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Curated From: 9janimi Channel This is the word by word lyric video for P-Square’s track, “Collabo”. Now you can open your mouth wide and sing the song with confidence. Enjoy it. - Stream/DL VIDEO DOWNLOAD [download link=http://goo.gl/RQEZq6] The Song Lyric VIDEO: P-Square F/ Don Jazzy – Collabo appeared first on 9janimi Channel. The post Lyric VIDEO: P-Square F/ Don Jazzy – Collabo appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
 
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    GOT A UKULELE - Ukulele blog for the beginner

  • UkePunk - Punk Police - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    I've been looking to writing this one up. The first album from Lancashire's (Ramsbottom's to be precise) own ukulele punk outfit -  UkePunk, with Punk Police.UkePunk are a trio consisting of Paul Davies (UkePunk himself, songwriter and uke player) with Andy Moore on Bass and Murf on Percussion. All three performers provide vocals, with UkePunk taking the lead.UkePunk - Paul Davies centre. Credit: UkePunkI've been looking forward to it because (and he may not know this) since before I starting this site I've enjoyed watching Pauls videos on YouTube. In fact, the band go back to 2009, and…
  • Parts Of The Ukulele - VIDEO

    Barry Maz
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Back to absolute basics for a moment - one for people yet to buy their first ukulele. Time to look at the various parts of the uke.Enjoy!copyright Barry Maz and Got A Ukulele
  • Online Ukulele Shopping and the Setup Myth

    Barry Maz
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    On of the most common pieces of advice you will see being given to any ukulele beginner is to always try the instrument out before you buy it. But that really isn't always possible for some people and they revert to buying online. Are there any pitfalls here? What can you expect?The opening piece of advice is completely sound. Despite what uke you have your heart set on, playing a few ukuleles in a shop may well change your mind, and it will also allow you to inspect the build, consider how it plays to YOUR fingers and ears. It certainly vastly reduces the chances of  issues later on.
  • Get Plucky With The Ukulele by Will Grove-White - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    There have been a few ukulele books published over the last few years (dang, even I wrote some), but when you hear that a performer from the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain is writing one, then my ears pricked up. He will KNOW what he is talking about. I've been lucky to have a look at an early copy and can tell you now that it comes highly recommended.Get Plucky ( A reference to the inspired cover of Get Lucky that Will put out, complete with chicken noises) describes itself as a Quick And Easy Guide To All Things Ukulele. And that word 'All' is kind of important here. Sure there are…
  • The Mersey Belles - INTERVIEW

    Barry Maz
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    It has taken us a little bit of time to get this one together (my fault!), but I have been wanting to feature the Mersey Belles on Got A Ukulele for some time now.The Mersey Belles are Danielle Laura Perkins (Nancy) and Lindsey Stainthorpe (Pearl) who have seen an astronomic rise in their fan base over the last year or so, performing with style and verve. They describe themselves as 'cousins who take you on a trip down memory lane,  infusing the ukulele with fabulous renditions of all the old classics from the 20's, whilst making songs from the 21st century sound better than they do on…
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    Spanglish Noise

  • Jayma & Dalex – De Frente

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

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

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

    Joseph
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    After over a year of silence, Spanglish Noise returns out of the blue with a hot new track by two artists we’ve been following since the beginning: Youtube cover singer-turned bachata sensation Eli Jas and Toronto’s king of style, Fito Blanko.  We find them today enjoying the support of their record labels, Eli Jas at Top Stop Music and Fito at Pitbull’s label Mr. 305 inc.  What that means for listeners is that you can look forward to some nice videos and eventually the albums. Deseandote was originally featured on a 5-track Valentine’s Day EP that Eli Jas…
  • Twin Cities Event: Brenda K Starr @ Insert Coins (June 13, 2013)

    Joseph
    4 Jun 2013 | 10:38 am
    Latin Crossover sensation Brenda K Starr is coming to Insert Coins on Thursday June 13th 2013 for what promises to be an exciting evening of salsa (and possibly R&B/Pop).  The New York singer, born to a Jewish father and Puerto Rican mother, made an early name for herself in the 80s and 90s R&B/pop market – notably an influential figure in the rise of a little-known backup singer named Mariah Carey – but her move into Latin Tropical music is really the defining moment of her career.  For those of you whose Spanish might not feel very strong, Brenda was in a similar situation…
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    Celebrity Examiner

  • 2 arrested in fatal Rancho Cordova shooting

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested two men in connection to the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man at Riverview STEM Academy School in Rancho Cordova. Arrested on murder charges were 18-year-old Kavon William Cry and 19-year-old Omar Lee Talley. Homicide Detectives believe the suspects were not known to the victim when they encountered each other on Ambassador Drive at approximately 10:45 p.m. last night. Detectives believe there is still one outstanding suspect in the case. Rancho Cordova Police Officers responded to multiple calls reporting shots…
  • Fatal shooting at Rancho Cordova school

    Randy Miramontez
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A man was shot and killed late Saturday night at the Riverview STEM Academy School in Rancho Cordova. According to police, at approximately 10:45 p.m. last night, Rancho Cordova Police Officers responded to multiple calls reporting shots fired in the 10700 block of Ambassador Drive. Read: 2 arrested in fatal Rancho Cordova shooting Area of shootingGoogle Maps Arriving officers discovered a male in his mid-20’s suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. Sacramento Sheriff Homicide Detectives responded…
  • CHP Sergeant arrested on child pornography

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    VACAVILLE, CA – A California Highway Patrol sergeant has been arrested after investigators discovered child pornography in the officer’s personal vehicle. The Vacaville Police Department began their investigation back in August after an unknown person was believed to be downloading child pornography in Vacaville and the neighboring cities of Suisan and Fairfield. The investigation led to a search of 49-year-old Eric Lund’s vehicle. Police found an external hard drive containing multiple child pornography videos believed to have been downloaded from the internet. Lund was arrested and…
  • Possible gas leak shuts down Rancho Cordova school

    Randy Miramontez
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    File Photo RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Williamson Elementary School in Rancho Cordova has cancelled classes Friday after a strong odor of gas was detected in the area. This has been confirmed by Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson Brandi Ehlers. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and PG&E responded just after 11 a.m. Students were already evacuated from the building by the time fire crews arrived. It all started at around 10:15 a.m. after the power went out at the school, this according to the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District. Staff at the school smelled a strong gas odor…
  • B.B. King falls ill cancels remaining tour

    Randy Miramontez
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    BB King performs at Thunder Valley CasinoClick for more images The legendary B.B. King was forced to cancel the remainder of his current tour after falling ill following a shortened performance at Chicago’s House of Blues on October 3. The 89-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was scheduled to play another eight shows this year. According to his reps, King did not feel well enough to continue his performance at the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct 3. He was immediately evaluated by a doctor and diagnosed with dehydration and suffering from exhaustion whereby causing the eight…
 
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • Deep VS EDM

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

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

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

    DJ Intheorious
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Hiphop Bashment AFrobeats Mix for Cookies and Cream Milton Keynes Saturday night. Cookies & Cream, 3 Savoy Crescent MK9 3PU Milton Keynes, United Kingdom www.clubcookiesmk.com
  • EDM JULY 2014 MIX - intheorious

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

  • The Best Daft Punk Wallpapers

    AlexandreG.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter the ‘humans’ behind the French duo Daft Punk, reached significant popularity in the late 1990s after releasing its critically acclaimed debut album ‘Homework’. In 2001, the release of ‘Discovery’ was even more successful, driven by the club singles ‘One More Time’, ‘Digital Love’, and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’. After [&hellip
  • Cesária Évora and Paul McCartney Songs Chords

    AlexandreG.
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Hooray! I have found what I was looking for. Fantastic chords for the song “Scared” by Paul McCartney. I have found chords on other websites before, but they were never quite right. The ones on here, however, are perfect and sound exactly as Sir Paul McCartney would play them, with all the nuances. I definitely recommend [&hellip
  • Stream AC/DC First Single ‘Play Ball’ From New Album ‘Rock Or Bust’

    AlexandreG.
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    ‘Play Ball’ will appear on AC/DC’s new album ‘Rock Or Bust’ and can be heard in full above by our great friend Youtube. As expected, the sound is the same as the band got us used to with their hard-driving guitar and Brian Johnson‘s amazing voice. The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and mixed [&hellip
  • The Best Black Sabbath Wallpapers

    AlexandreG.
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Formed in Birmingham in 1968 Black Sabbath began to  incorporate occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics, but Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define [&hellip
  • Black Sabbath to Record New Album and Final Tour Next Year

    AlexandreG.
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Black Sabbath will return to the studio early next year to record their last studio album of his career. The respective tour presentation will follow-up. Following the global success of their most recent album ’13’ – the first Sabbath album since 1978 to feature Ozzy, Iommi and bassist Geezer, was No. 1 in the U.S., [&hellip
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    Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more

  • Smokey Johnson – Shake It

    DJ V.I.P. (@djvip510)
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The next best artist coming out of Queens NYC, Smokey Johnson drops another single off the I AM NOT A RAPPER!…The Beginning mixtape dropping October 21 this Tuesday on Datpiff and SoundCloud.
  • Rayven Justice – Slide Thru (Remix) Ft. Waka Flocka

    Julie
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Rayven Justin’s “Slide Thru” was released almost a year ago and has resurfaced thanks to some Waka Flocka. The rapper brings some southern heat to the Cali track. Listen below.
  • Teyana Taylor Performs At Howard Homecoming (Video)

    Julie
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    This weekend many celebrated Howard University’s homecoming. Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Migos, Lauryn Hill, Fabolous, Wale and more took to the stage to perform for students, alumni, professors, and more. Teyana Taylor also took to the stage to perform “Maybe” with Yo Gotti and Pusha T. Watch below.
  • Papa Roach – Warriors Ft. Royce Da 5’9

    Julie
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Papa Roach, who delivered hits such as “Last Resort” and “Broken Home” are working on a comeback album. The Cali group enlists some hip hop help on their latest track, “Warriors” by teaming with Royce Da 5’9. F.E.A.R. is due out January 27.
  • Asia Sparks – Hot Chick (Prod by Jahlil Beats) (Official Video)

    Brandon Wyche
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:40 pm
    With her new mixtape, Spark Up Vol 2 Murder She Wrote dropping on Black Friday, Asia Sparks releases the official video for “Hot Chick.” The record is a freestyle over the Jahlil Beats produced “Hot Nigga” record. Not many freestyle videos get the producer of the original track in the video, but Asia got Jahlil in this one, so its official. Watch the official video below. We recently sat down with Asia Sparks, checkout her interview with HHS1987 below.
 
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    The Record Stache

  • Wanderlust Playlist – The Sublime North

    Matt
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    A few weeks ago, when Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize with her album Animism, Canada’s annual award for the country’s best full-length album of the year, it got me curious as to what other talent might be found in the North – both in Canada and beyond. I mean, that’s some pretty strong Arctic fire-power to be able to beat out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco, among others. Tanya Tagaq, who is from Nunavut, admits, “It feels like I dial in another frequency. I go to places where I surrender to all that terrifies and excites me.” It sounds like it…
  • BAILE – Head to Heart

    Matt
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    It’s been a long wait, but BAILE‘s debut EP is finally here. We were recently treated to a couple of tracks (Don’t Worry and Manic) when the From the Depths EP was announced, and now we’re getting to hear Head to Heart. Much like the rest of BAILE’s catalog, this new one features a nice, chilled out vibe with a hypnotic instrumental and moody vocal samples for added atmosphere. I think it might actually be BAILE singing on this one, which is new to me after a long string of remixes. I’m digging it. The From the Depths EP is out now through Color Station.
  • Halsey – Hurricane

    Matt
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    So I’ve been slacking, because this new Halsey single released almost a week ago and I missed out on it. Following songs like Ghost and New Americana, Hurricane has its own distinct sound yet fits in nicely along with the previously mentioned tracks. Halsey’s style is completely drenched in contemporary youth culture which makes her music so universally appealing. Listening to one of her songs is like scrolling through a random Tumblr feed. You never know what’s going to roll past your screen next. There’s just layers upon layers of influences and styles mixed into…
  • The Sweet Five #100

    Matt
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Curated by Stephen I remember starting this journey for The Record Stache a couple of years ago now. Thinking about what would be a cool idea every week, that’s when The Sweet Five started. I based the whole concept around Frank Ocean’s track The Sweet Life (which of course featured in the first ever edition). It was something that I could contribute week after week, with different types of music for everyone to enjoy. Today marks one hundred editions of The Sweet Five, and I couldn’t be prouder of getting to this milestone. So I thought I would treat you, with The Sweet…
  • Video Premiere: Huge Shark – Line of Life (Ummagma Remix)

    Matt
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    We’re kind of dishing up a double scoop of ‘firsts’ in this article – first, we are introducing you to Huge Shark, who we have never written about previously and second, you will see the new video for her latest single, created by celebrated Scottish videographer and photographer Robin Johnston.  First things first – who is Huge Shark? This is the solo project of Valerie Polichar, a San Diego-based solo artist with a leaning towards synthpop, but with an ‘old spirit’ feel in her voice à la Máire (Moya) Brennan of Clannad, Órlagh Fallon, Enya, Loreena McKennitt or Rita McNeil…
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  • Cash + David. Bones

    rightchord
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Cash + David return with Bones, icy cool vocals cut through subtle electronics beats. Bones follows the London electronic outfit’s break out track ‘Funn’,which picked up a tonne of blog support (top 10 on HypeM) plus tips from the likes of NME.com, Sunday Times & Guardian and Radio spins at Radio 1/6Music, followed by ‘Pulse’, a No.1 on Hype Machine, also spawning a remix by San Fran psych duo Peaking Lights. This is also the first time the duo have stepped out from behind their musical aliases. Who knew a RCM favourite Liz Lawrence was the…
  • Artist of The Week – Jerry Williams

    rightchord
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Jerry Williams is a singer-songwriter from Portsmouth. We were fortunate enough to watch her play at a recent industry showcase night. Clearly we aren’t the only ones impressed by this talented 18-year-old. Her debut four track EP ‘A Hairdressers Named Sids’ is available now on iTunes or for streaming on Spotify. Her bright as a button vocals, shine over her delicate plucked acoustic guitar. Her Facebook page proclaims Jerry is “an 18-year-old girl who would happily write songs all day, everyday, forever” and that certainly comes across on the EP. Even the…
  • NEW! Visit Our T-Shirt Shop

    rightchord
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    We’re working with Makr to produce a range of super limited edition Right Chord Music t-shirts. Each design will be available for one month at a time. We’ll been rotating the designs each month to keep things fresh. Click the links below to order your t-shirts. Click the T-Shirt tab on the front page of RCM to keep updated on the latest designs. Here is our current selection. First Signs Of Love We’ve turned our weekly new music feature into a t-shirt. I Discover Here at Right Chord Music we celebrate and champion new music discovery I love RCM A shameless slice of self…
  • Best of Amazing Tunes No 18. Soak

    rightchord
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Each week our very own Nick Kavanagh delves into Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Tunes’ vault to find and profile one new track or artist. Soak [Bridie Monds-Watson] is a singer-songwriter from Derry in Northern Ireland. ‘B a noBody’ is her latest single released in September 2014. Previously she had 2 EP’s out in 2012 [Sea Creatures & Trains] and one earlier in 2014 [Blud] She has a beautifully distinctive voice with a great talent for writing memorable songs. Listen on Amazing Tunes.
  • Deptford Goth – Two Hearts

    rightchord
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    With the release of his second album Songs just three weeks away and his ICA show having sold-out within a few days, former RCM artist of the week Deptford Goth has today announced news of a second London headline show early next year, performing at Heaven in late February. Upcoming UK live info below: Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – ICA **(SOLD-OUT!)** Thursday 26 February – LONDON – Heaven tickets Deptford Goth has also just revealed a video to ‘Two Hearts’, the first to be released from the album. Beautifully shot along the coastline, the video was directed…
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    Ed Sullivan Show

  • Remembering the Life of Ed Sullivan

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Forty years ago today, Ed Sullivan, who hosted the show that bore his name for over two decades, passed away from esophageal cancer. Ed Sullivan, born a New Yorker in 1901, was for many years part of an elite circle of Broadway columnists who was read by insiders and outsiders alike. In this capacity he made connections with some of the top names in show business. Having already broadcasted on radio, this put Sullivan in a good position to move into the new medium of television. He developed his program, initially called Toast of the Town, with his producer Marlo Lewis and was originally…
  • RIP Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    All of us at The Ed Sullivan Show and SOFA Entertainment are deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary comedian Joan Rivers. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joan got her start playing the café’s of Greenwich Village before becoming a staple of television in the 1960s. She made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, first with Jack Parr, and then with longtime host Johnny Carson, becoming a staple of late night television. Joan Rivers had a very special relationship to The Ed Sullivan Show. Not only did she make 19 appearances on the program, she also wrote lines for another beloved…
  • Happy 70th Birthday Diana Ross!

    admin
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am
    The Ed Sullivan Show would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to the first lady of Motown, Diana Ross! Many musical acts broke into the mainstream on the Sullivan stage. Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the names that come to mind. As big as those performances were, there was a group that made more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than all of those acts put together. With 18 appearances, Diana Ross and The Supremes stood tall above all other pop performers as one of Sullivan’s most ubiquitous guests. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the teenage Ross…
  • The Beatles in America

    admin
    28 Jan 2014 | 5:55 pm
    On Sunday February 9th, 1964, at 8pm, the course of the music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television. That night, history was made as these British sensations with long hair performed scorching versions of some of their greatest songs at the time, including “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and their latest hit, “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”  On Sunday February 9th 2014 the world will celebrate The Beatles 50th anniversary of this unforgettable night that changed America.
  • The Beatles: 50 Facts for the 50th Anniversary

    admin
    13 Jan 2014 | 6:41 pm
    1. John Lennon met Paul McCartney at a Liverpool church fair where Lennon’s band The Quarrymen were playing. Paul would join the group shortly thereafter. 2. Though not widely known, Stuart Sutcliffe was an original member of The Beatles, playing bass in the group’s early years. John Lennon and Stuart were art school friends and after he sold one of his paintings was encouraged to buy a musical instrument: either bass or drums as the band was in need of both. 3. John Lennon met his first wife, Cynthia, at art school in Liverpool. They married on August 23rd, 1962. John was 21 and Cynthia…
 
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    Weekly Music Commentary

  • 43 Years and more?

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

    Edward Reid
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Joe SampleI don’t like to start a post with words about the death of another musician. Nevertheless, as with any life experience inevitably death will come. We did lose a legendary and brilliant jazz artist September 14, 2014 in Joe Sample. As a key member of the Jazz Crusaders, Joe Sample along with the rest of the group placed a deep footprint upon the jazz community. I never knew any of the Crusaders to be particularly loquacious, as they all seemed to be humble artists who let their music do most of the talking. Joe Sample did his share of interviews though, always the gentleman, always…
  • Carrying Her Memory With Us

    Edward Reid
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    G.R.L.In our everyday experience of life, the absolute worst tragedy has to be death. Of course, accidental or sudden death that catches us off guard, may depress us a little more than death after a long illness. We also might view the death of children with more sadness than the death of older ones. However, most persons I speak with on the subject are particularly disturbed by the death of young, promising musicians before their talent is fully realized. It seems as if we all were deprived of something and someone very special. I’m sure we all can recall countless talented people who were…
  • More Than a Chance Meeting

    Edward Reid
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    SomeKindaWonderfulA person can never have too many friends! When you really sit down and give it some thought, you find that the statement makes a lot of sense. In fact, it might even be true when thinking about associates, and/or acquaintances. Of course most of us understand the difference between real friends, and those we associate with via school, workplace and sometimes business. Sometimes I reflect upon my high school years as I approached graduation. The feeling of happiness and accomplishment were tempered because I was moving far away from home, where high school classmates and even…
  • Open Communication or Private Thoughts

    Edward Reid
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Keyshia Cole"If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!"Wllliam Makepeace ThackerayA few years back there were several entertainment companies searching for female vocalists throughout south Florida. Interestingly, most of the major recording companies wanted to sign artists that required very little development. Nonetheless, there were several management companies that wanted artists who possessed enough talent that would…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • New Music Gear Monday: Harrison Lineage Preamp

    Bobby Owsinski
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    So many huge hits of the 70s were cut on Harrison consoles that we're all familiar with the sound even though we may not know it - AC/DC's Back In Black, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, and Michael Jackson's Thriller just to name a few.While Harrison no longer makes its iconic 32C series desks that those albums were cut on, it has re-released the preamps from that console, as well as those from other Harrison consoles as well with the new Lineage Preamp.The Harrison Lineage is actually an 8 channel preamp that has a pair of preamps from each of the various eras of Harrison consoles. You get:2…
  • AES Wrap Up On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you want more detail on the last week's AES Exhibition, check out the latest episode of my Inner Circle podcast. There's a more in-depth conversation about the most interesting gear that I saw during my travels around the show.No commentary on music or the music business this time, just gear, gear and more gear!Remember that you can find the podcast either on iTunes or at BobbyOInnerCircle.com, and now also on Stitcher.  Help support this blog. Any purchases made through our Amazon links help support this website with no cost to you.
  • The Beatles "Octopus's Garden" Isolated Vocals

    Bobby Owsinski
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    It's time for a look inside another classic hit. This time it's the isolated vocals from The Beatle's masterpiece album Abbey Road with the Ringo centerpiece "Octopus's Garden." Let's take a close look at the vocals. The quality isn't that great (it sounds like it's the isolated center channel derived from a vinyl record), but you still get the idea.1. Ringo has an interesting vocal trait in that the end of each phrase is always a little flat.2. The vocals are bone dry.3. Listen to the vocal double on the B-section. It's not very closely matched, but still does the job.4. The harmony…
  • Roger Linn's New LinnStrument

    Bobby Owsinski
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Roger Linn, the creator of some of the modern drum machine with the LinnDrum and later the MPC60, is at it again. Roger has developed a brand new instrument that is as much a human instrument as it is electronic with his new LinnStrument.A few years ago Roger was awarded a Technical Grammy for his lifetime achievement in truly groundbreaking designs, and he's trying to revolutionize the industry once again with his new instrument as much as  the LinnDrum did back in 1982.The LinnStrument goes beyond what a typical synth keyboard can do in that it's touch sensitive, so if you wiggle your…
  • AES Show New Gear Wrap Up - Part 3

    Bobby Owsinski
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here we are at the last of the AES Show wrap up reports. Today I'll look at outboard gear and miscellaneous cool stuff that defies a category. First up, outboard gear.dbx show its 676 tube channel. It's a really good looking box with a tube mic pre, a 3 band parametric EQ and 162 compressor built in. The price is a reasonable $999.Pulse Techniques has brought back the entire Pultec line. If you always wanted to own a particular Pultec piece but didn't want to pay the vintage prices, here's a way to get a brand new one. Pulse Techniques claims these are all built to the original design…
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    The HoodStash | Downloads daily

  • AKA - Levels (iTunes Explicit Version)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Levels (sometimes stylized as LEVELS) is the second studio album by South African rapper AKA, released by Vth Season. It is the follow-up to his debut release, Altar Ego. The album was made available a week before its originally announced July 8 release date on June 30, 2014. The album's release was preceded by the singles "Jealousy", "Kontrol", "Congratulate" and "Run Jozi (Godly)" which features K.O of Teargas. Originally slated for physical release on July 8, 2014, the hard copies of the album were later released on July 28, 2014 due to manufacturing issues. Production was handled by AKA,…
  • MarazA - Peripheral Vision (EP)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    The Peripheral Vision EP serves as a prelude to MarazA's much anticipated 1st full-length album, Tunnel Vision. #PeripheralVisionEp features Da Kid X and Smashis of Cashtime Fam, Yanga of Young Legend Films, Kash, Farx, Jei, Mav Da Villain, and 4Front. All songs recorded and produced by MarazA, at Dionysys Studios around the country. whether or not you like, dislike, or remain nonchalant to the beats, the features, or the bars, there is one thing you will not ever deny is true; Peripheral Vision is the embodiment of the musician he have cocooned into, and you HAVE to be with him when he takes…
  • E.L – The B.A.R (Best African Rapper)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    E.L finally dropped his LP and I’m late as usual. I’ll admit, I wasn’t looking forward to it due to my Afrobeats hangover. Thankfully I was mistaken, and pleasantly surprised. This was all hip-hop without a whiff of Azonto. In his words, “your mean muggin’ don’t mean nothin.” With a title like Best African Rapper (B.A.R), this is E.L at his most assertive, cocksure best. I don’t know about the self-assigned Best African Rapper title, but E.L. sure does make a compelling argument for that proclamation. He employs the copious amounts of bluster typical of rappers as he finds his…
  • Kwesta – DakAr (iTunes)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    The self proclaimed King Of African Rap dropped his second full length offering DaKAR (Da King Of African Rap) yesterday after much hype & waiting. Its been over a year since the release of his smash hit lead single Boom Shaka Laka. To his credit Kwesta uploaded the full album to Soundcloud to allow fans to listen & review the project before its release. Many fans wondered what direction this project would take following Kwesta’s decision to part ways with ButterBing last year. We did a short track by track review of the project on twitter. Which you can read below.Download Here
  • Cassper Nyovest - Tsholofelo (iTunes)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Tsholofelo is the debut studio album by South African hip hop recording artist Cassper Nyovest, released digitally via iTunes on July 18, 2014 and physically released on July 31, 2014 under a distribution deal with Kalawa Jazmee Records and Universal Music. Tsholofelo, which means "hope", is named after Nyovest's younger sister.[5] Work on the album began as early as 2011 and continued on through 2014. It features guest appearances from HHP, Okmalumkoolkat, Bucie, iFani, Riky Rick, Bass Mdlongwa, Ntukza, Kyle Deutschmann, Tshego, Anatii, Skales (credited as Young Skalez), KayGizm from Morafe…
 
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    Rock and Roll Omnibus

  • Playlist for Sept. Week 4, 2014

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

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

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

    Cas Countz
    6 Dec 2013 | 8:36 am
         A funny thing has happened to the Omnibus over the last two months...     In September of this year, I put the Omnibus aside for some time. We had moved to Southern Mississippi to assist with the care of my wife's mother. My desire was to continue teaching piano to children, which was what I had been doing in Nashville. For whatever reasons, I miscalculated my ability to quickly grow the same business down here, and found myself in the unenviable position of looking for work. The radio show was the first to go, and then about a month later it was…
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers--Oh Happy Day (1969)

    Cas Countz
    27 Sep 2013 | 8:39 am
          The advent of You Tube has brought an entirely different avenue for people to become music stars. In the early days of rock music especially in the US, artists would become popular in their local area, put a record out, and hope that a national chain would buy the contract so that the artist would get national exposure. This was the way that the Edwin Hawkins Singers would do it as well, the story behind this great song is even more interesting.     Edwin Hawkins was a prodigy, having taken over as the keyboard player in his family's gospel…
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    GroundFloorGo

  • Washer- Rot

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Washer most likely released the best cassette of 2014 with their Big Head EP.Full of quick punk punches, post-punk bends and curves, and darting Grass is Green-like guitars, Rot shows Washer growing up fast, building on the sound showcased on their debut EP but adding more muscle in key places.  The song is from the Big Ups/Washer split due out 11/9 via Exploding In Sound and East Coast Basements And Bedrooms.
  • ScotDrakula- O'Clock

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Melbourne, Australia-based trio ScotDrakula haven't put out a bad song yet.This is why I'm pumped to hear what they've done on their forthcoming debut self-titled LP that's set to release later this year. O'Clock is the first taste and it goes down like an almost frozen hefeweizen on a scorching afternoon. With a Deer Tick-esque groove on steroids, SD's latest makes you want to fly down dusty rural roads and leave reality behind.
  • Foe Destroyer- Chasing the Rain (Video)

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Chasing the Rain is from Foe Destroyer's fantastic and highly underrated 2013 self-titled debut. Read out review here. 
  • Dirty Dishes- Thank You Come Again

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Dirty Dishes serve up a slab of beautiful juxtaposition on Thank You Come Again as loud bursts of feedback and heavy guitar fuzz grind and weave in and out of lead singer Jenny Tuite's honeyed vocals. It's gaudy grunge; bright and meaty with a repetitive hook that will whirl around your head for weeks. No need to mention the 90s, but it does have a kid that grew up in that era feeling good.Guilty drops early 2015, on vinyl/digital via New Professor and cassette via Exploding in Sound.
  • The Nuclear Family- S/T EP

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Sydney, Australia-birthed four piece The Nuclear Family combine shards of grunge and punk to create visceral noise bloated with angst and apathy. The Nuclear Family by The Nuclear Family Their recent self-titled EP is rabid from start to finish as dusty drums cloud over gnashing guitar scuzz and brash madcap wails. Mindless and Radiator are where the band shines most. Both are aggressive throaty freak outs, unrelenting and powerful, which seems to be the band's strength. The Nuclear Family by The Nuclear Family MORE!Grab a free download of the EP here.
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    Free Kittens & Bread

  • Doughnut Poem

    Chase Spruiell
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    I never write anything humorous so here is a poem about a doughnut.NUT FOR DOUGH what you’re missingmakes me wholeyou fill up myentire soulyou know your wayaround a heartyou pump mine upbeyond the chartsyou put my health in partial dangerbut I am partial to your flavorwhen I think of copsI think of youyou gave breadan attitudesprinkle, sprinklea chocolate twistyyou come in different formsto get meI’ll not renouncemy giving inif I’m the sinnerand you’re the sinI’d try to say I’m notcrazy butyou’re my doughand I’m your nut
  • Ask The Dust by John Fante

    Chase Spruiell
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    John Fante’s Ask The DustI was turned onto John Fante around 6 months ago when I attended a show at Strange Brew in Austin, TX to see a local solo artist by the name of Matt The Electrician. Matt, The Electrician, was dually playing with a country-ish solo artist by the name of Joe Pug. Matt would play a song, then Joe would play a song, then they would have some conversation, then Matt, then Joe, and the night continued on in this fashion. Somewhere in the midst of one of their conversations, Matt gave Joe a gift.  The gift happened to be a book by John Fante. In explanation of the…
  • Rusty Metal Plates (a poem)

    Chase Spruiell
    4 Mar 2014 | 2:31 am
    I have been writing a lot of poetry lately. This is a reflection of the fact that I have been reading the shit out of Leonard Cohen and Federico Garcia Lorca, but also because a writer feels obligated to write. I will most likely have a book of poems by the end of the year. Here is one of the poems I have written over the past couple of weeks. It is entitled, "Rusty Metal Plates."The space betweenmy charming metal frameand your innocent way of lovingis becoming thickThe empty spacesomehow finds a wayto become emptierwhen it thinks of usAnd with that emptiness comes a reality that seems too…
  • Transgender Dysphoria Blues

    Chase Spruiell
    17 Jan 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Against Me! will be officially releasing their new album, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" on January 21st of this year. You can stream the album exclusively on NPR's website: http://www.npr.org/2014/01/12/261095666/first-listen-against-me-transgender-dysphoria-bluesI have been listening to the album nonstop as I do with every new Against Me! album. After the first listen, I have to admit, I wasn't terribly impressed. Although, this might just be a romantic personal trait that I have because the first time I ever heard Against Me! I did not enjoy it and now they are my all time favorite…
  • Puppet On A String

    Chase Spruiell
    3 Dec 2013 | 12:31 am
    Things have been picking up for Free Kittens & Bread. We are playing shows and making babies. Here is a video from our show at Cherrywood Coffeehouse in beautiful and benevolent Austin, Texas. Happy Entrails!
 
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Episode 61 - KT Tunstall

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kid Wave unveil ‘Gloom’ video

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Kid Wave have aired the visuals for their upcoming single ‘Gloom’. Directed by Raquel Aly, the video sees the London based quartet perform ‘Gloom’ set against a book-laden backdrop, with cuts-scenes to a mystical jug of sorts. Check it out below: Gloom will be released via Heavenly Recordings on Monday 24th November 2014. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Pond announce new album details

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Pond has announced details of the follow-up to their psych-tastic 2013 debut ‘Hobo Rocket’. The Aussie quintet will release their new LP, titled ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ next January (23) here in the UK. Check out the track list for ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ below: Waiting Around For Grace Elvis’ Flaming Star Holding Out For You Zond Heroic Shart Sitting Up On Our Crane Outside Is The Right Side Medicine Hat Man It Feels Like Space Again. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • George Ezra announces February 2015 UK tour

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    George Ezra has announced he’ll be hitting the road next February for a small run of UK dates. The five-night tour includes a huge show at London’s Brixton Academy on February 20. Tickets for all dates go on sale from 9am this Friday (October 24) February 2015 17 Bristol, Colston Hall 18 Birmingham, O2 Academy 20 London, O2 Academy Brixton 21 Manchester, O2 Apollo 22 Glasgow, O2 Academy TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: The Franklys – ‘What You Said’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    London based all-girl quartet The Franklys have landed on our radar with their fiery new single ‘What You Said’ Don’t be fooled by the tracks less than frantic opening intro, as soon as ‘What You Said’ kicks-in you see what the band’s all about, raw attitude as they pile-drive through 3-minutes worth of compelling garage-rock, with close to the bone lyrics and an insatiable energy that’s hard not to like. Take a listen below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Aquilo – ‘I Gave It All’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    Every now and again a track lands in our inbox that doesn’t necessarily fit the ITJYM mantra. but strikes such a chord with us we have to get it online. Today we have one of those courtesy of Lancastrian duo Aquilo’s stunning new single ‘I Gave It All’. If colossal ballads are your thing then ‘I Gave It All’ is not to be missed. From its opening piano-led intro you feel their strained emotions flowing through the remorseful track. Tom and Ben’s dual vocals are powerful and at times simply stunning. In short ‘I Gave It All’ is a near perfect…
 
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    Weekly Podcast

  • Sam Tumblin

    Sam Tumblin
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Sam Tumblin is a singer, songwriter, blogger, and author from Laplace, Louisiana now residing in Eunice, Louisiana he calls home. This artist The post Sam Tumblin appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It"

    Yelpy
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, singer-songwriter Yelpy has set his sites on the bright lights of LA. With his unique style The post Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It" appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It"

    Yelpy
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, singer-songwriter Yelpy has set his sites on the bright lights of LA. With his unique style The post Singer Songwriter Yelpy Releases Debut Single "Feel It" appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Creature People

    RawGuruRecords
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    I've been driving around the country for a few months.  Playing on Venice Beach lately and enjoying the West Coast. I'm not The post Creature People appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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    Inthejunkyardmusic

  • Kid Wave unveil ‘Gloom’ video

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Kid Wave have aired the visuals for their upcoming single ‘Gloom’. Directed by Raquel Aly, the video sees the London based quartet perform ‘Gloom’ set against a book-laden backdrop, with cuts-scenes to a mystical jug of sorts. Check it out below: Gloom will be released via Heavenly Recordings on Monday 24th November 2014. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • Pond announce new album details

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Pond has announced details of the follow-up to their psych-tastic 2013 debut ‘Hobo Rocket’. The Aussie quintet will release their new LP, titled ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ next January (23) here in the UK. Check out the track list for ‘Man, It Feels Like Space Again’ below: Waiting Around For Grace Elvis’ Flaming Star Holding Out For You Zond Heroic Shart Sitting Up On Our Crane Outside Is The Right Side Medicine Hat Man It Feels Like Space Again. TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • George Ezra announces February 2015 UK tour

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    George Ezra has announced he’ll be hitting the road next February for a small run of UK dates. The five-night tour includes a huge show at London’s Brixton Academy on February 20. Tickets for all dates go on sale from 9am this Friday (October 24) February 2015 17 Bristol, Colston Hall 18 Birmingham, O2 Academy 20 London, O2 Academy Brixton 21 Manchester, O2 Apollo 22 Glasgow, O2 Academy TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: The Franklys – ‘What You Said’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    London based all-girl quartet The Franklys have landed on our radar with their fiery new single ‘What You Said’ Don’t be fooled by the tracks less than frantic opening intro, as soon as ‘What You Said’ kicks-in you see what the band’s all about, raw attitude as they pile-drive through 3-minutes worth of compelling garage-rock, with close to the bone lyrics and an insatiable energy that’s hard not to like. Take a listen below: By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Aquilo – ‘I Gave It All’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    Every now and again a track lands in our inbox that doesn’t necessarily fit the ITJYM mantra. but strikes such a chord with us we have to get it online. Today we have one of those courtesy of Lancastrian duo Aquilo’s stunning new single ‘I Gave It All’. If colossal ballads are your thing then ‘I Gave It All’ is not to be missed. From its opening piano-led intro you feel their strained emotions flowing through the remorseful track. Tom and Ben’s dual vocals are powerful and at times simply stunning. In short ‘I Gave It All’ is a near perfect…
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment

  • Pioneers in Music (Thanksgiving Special)

    Siren D
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    By Siren D Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s the time of year we are reminded to reflect on the things we are thankful for in life (I have many to choose from, living here in Canada).  Music is always a thought in my head, whether its conscious or subconscious, it’s never too far away in my mind, so while giving thanks, I thought about those ever important people who were the pioneers in their musical genre. Its hard to call any one individual the founder of a type of music as music is as old as mankind itself. We may never know who the original creators were but we can…
  • JIM BYRNES IN MAPLE RIDGE

    Rob
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
  • DIVAS

    Rob
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
  • COUNTRY QUEENS

    Rob
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
  • 10 MAKEUP WEARING ROCK STARS

    Siren D
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    By Siren D It’s nothing new to see some of our favourite Rock Stars sporting makeup. Over the years, we have seen some of the most talented and recognized people on the planet decorate their face with cosmetics. From a bit of black liner around the eyes to entire faces covered in the stuff.  Some only wore it once or twice or once in a while, while others, it seems, have made it their schtick, to the point that they wouldn’t be recognized without.  Ive compiled a list below (in no particular order) of a few that came to mind.  Do any of your favourite musicians don the…
 
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    grooveonfire.com

  • Stream The Bishop Nehru & MF Doom Album “NehruvianDOOM”

    Flash
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    NehruvianDOOM pairs the young emcee Bishop Nehru with the legendary MF Doom. You can stream it now over at Pitchfork here.
  • Madlib – “The Beats”

    Flash
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Madlib continues his very productive 2014 (Pińata, Rock Konducta) with his first original film soundtrack, The Beats, featuring his original compositions from the Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton. The 10-inch vinyl release (also available digitally) has ten instrumental hip-hop tracks done as only Madlib can. The vinyl will be released with two different covers, so cop yours over at Stones Throw now.
  • Jonwayne – “Kenan and Kale (feat. Scoop Deville)”

    Flash
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Jonwayne continues his assault on your aural senses with the fifth installment of Wayniac Monday, this time it’s “Kenan and Kale” featuring a guest spot from Scoop Deville. The dude just keeps killing it.
  • DJ Shadow – “The Liquid Amber EP”

    Flash
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    After a short break, I’m back today with some exciting news, the great DJ Shadow – one of the original pioneers of beat-making – is back with The Liquid Amber EP,  the opening shot from his new Liquid Amber label. The EP features two brand new tracks plus a remix of the classic “Six Days” by Machinedrum. Nice.
  • Roy Ayers Mix

    Flash
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Here is an absolutely killer Roy Ayers mixtape done up by Fruitman as part of the Beck’s Rhythm Series. Get this one up and primed for whatever you have planned this weekend and then keep it in heavy rotation. Amazing and highly recommended.
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    Style of Sound

  • Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt

    John Noi
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Rather enjoying the ‘Autumn Leaves’ mixtape from Tokyo’s very own Boys Get Hurt. The mix is reminding us of just how good this weekend was and hopefully your’s too. Tracklisting: ... Read More The post Autumn Leaves Mixtape by Tokyo’s Boys Get Hurt appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video

    John Noi
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0nCT1abcgU People of Nothing is a cold wave/indie music project started by Parisian Florian Chombart. Following the release of an EP through the French indie label Anywave in 2013 and a ... Read More The post People of Nothing | Haircut the Grass Video appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Track of the Week: Man Made by London Electronic Pop Trio BAY

    John Noi
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Normally when we hear about three-piece acts we tend to think of bands with a singer/guitarist, a bassist and a drummer under some indie moniker. Fortunately Bay from Croydon, London ... Read More The post Track of the Week: Man Made by London Electronic Pop Trio BAY appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Exclusive SOS Interview with KITSUNÉ star Danglo

    John Noi
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    If you listened to our last Autumnal dance mix you’ll certainly have noticed the first track which comes from Londoner Danglo. We recently caught up with Danglo ahead of the ... Read More The post Exclusive SOS Interview with KITSUNÉ star Danglo appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Off Land | Quinarian Album Sampler for fans of Pete Namlook

    John Noi
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness,” once wrote John Steinbeck, and so in this post we move away from music ... Read More The post Off Land | Quinarian Album Sampler for fans of Pete Namlook appeared first on Style of Sound.
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    Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither

  • Songs and Stories #139: Keith Greeninger’s “Soul Connection”

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

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

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

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    September 6th 2014 Update: Brad’s “Pom With an Edge” attitude worked in his favor. He met his new forever family and their THREE Springer Spaniels on Saturday afternoon. The female of the pack is a little territorial, so she and… Read more → The post Brad. The Foster Dog. Returns. appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
  • Songs and Stories #137: Bourne Archer and “Treasures Roadhouse”

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

  • Night of Triffids

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

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

    snapshotsandneedledrops
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Festival-goers waiting for the headliner acts on the main stages I’ve been sick for over a week now. Runny nose, headache, sore throat, hacking cough: sick. My voice swings from sounding like a suffocating chipmunk to Beast (à  la ‘Beauty and the’), if Beast smoked 4 packs a day. I’m doing everything right: resting, drinking hot lemon water and honey, eating well, taking vitamins, going for short walks…. nada. The Beast is here to stay. However, after a weekend of seeing masses of selfies and status updates, I’ve decided that my body is in protest for…
  • Welcome to My Zoo

    ebembo
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I’m a sucker for a good bass line. This song by Glass Animals – an indie rock band from Oxford, England – delivers. When you grow up living with a sibling who plays the bass guitar non-stop, you cannot help but develop an ear for new, distinctive, groovy bass riffs. In fact, it is to your advantage to recommend new tracks to your sibling, otherwise you’re just stuck listening to “Aeroplane” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on repeat. I also love all the background noises on this song. Listen closely! Maybe it’s the fact that I’m writing this in the middle of the Quebec…
  • Go West, Young Woman

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

  • The Lake Song

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

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

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

    Danno Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    “Hey, let’s jam.” Do those words strike fear into your heart? Does your little internal ukulele player start saying things like, What if I don’t know the song? What if I don’t know the chords? What if I don’t know the strum pattern? What if someone looks at me and says, “Take it!”? Yes, there is much to fear when ... Read More The post Uke Players: Scared to Jam? appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • Learning Tab on Your Uke–here’s a fun place to start

    Danno Sullivan
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    A quick tutorial on reading uke tablature, and especially, playing melody and chords at the same time! Free instructional video and tab download. The post Learning Tab on Your Uke–here’s a fun place to start appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
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    Witherspoon

  • New Instagram pic from Salem

    Les Witherspoon
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Greetings.Just wanted to push newest Instagram pic out there. Lovely time.LoadingEarly morn Salem. Peace & calm. View on Instagram
  • Witherspoon Merchandise ETC

    Les Witherspoon
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Greetings.Got a nice email back from my fav blogger Jan L who liked her new Witherspoon T that we sent her.  Always happy to hear good news from someone. If interested check out our Merch site below;http://witherspoon.dizzyjam.com/Thanks again for visiting.
  • Sally's Song music video now on youtube

    Les Witherspoon
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Greetings to all.We are happy to announce that our cover of SALLY'S SONG from the excellent film Nightmare Before Christmas is now on Youtube and available for immediate viewing pleasure.So hope you enjoy it. We loved putting it together as we are huge Burton fans.Thanks again.
  • Brand new merchandise site

    Les Witherspoon
    6 Jan 2014 | 10:55 am
    Greetings and a merry new year to everyone!!Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a brand new merchandise site up;http://witherspoon.dizzyjam.com/And one of the first designs is our Witherspoon logo;The design for apparel is black on white and not with the colors above, but it still looks very cool.So check it out.
  • Youtube Video for COME LITTLE CHILDREN from the film Hocus Pocus

    Les Witherspoon
    9 Oct 2013 | 6:11 am
    Greetings.Below is new Youtube video for COME LITTLE CHILDREN from Hocus Pocus!!Might be a little early but, Happy Halloween to all!!
 
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    Music Imperium

  • Garry With Two R's - Dolla Signs

    mike kw
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
  • DJ Skroog Mkduk - Paper Chasing

    mike kw
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
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  • LAWS -WE GOT THIS

    mike kw
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
  • HooksVentura - Zone

    mike kw
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
  • Dj Constantine - Happy Tonight (Shaw-t EDM mix) ft. Beta One, Turbulence & Dudsymil

    mike kw
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Dj Constantine - Happy Tonight (Shaw-t EDM mix) ft. Beta One, Turbulence & DudsymilFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/djConstantine1Twitter:https://twitter.com/djconstantineInstagram:http://instagram.com/dj_constantineSoundCloud:https://soundcloud.com/constantine-musicWebsite:www.djconstantine.comEDM / Reggae Producer - Constantine AKA Dj Constantine has had the most listened to live club radio broadcast in North America for over a decade - Over 3 million clubbers have heard him spin live and Millions more on the radio.With incredible vocals from Reggae superstar Turbulence and Dudsymil,…
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • That’s a Wrap: Music Crowdfunding is Toast

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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.
  • The Red Telephone, James Harris Moore, Summer Underground

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Paul Schomer #74. A relatively pleasant week in the wilderness. The return of a mid-90s Boston pop band, a singer/songwriter guy out of Charlottesville, and something completely different different from the big city. That’s the idea this week, so listen up right. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting me use photos and allowing me to embed your wonderful, original music. Let me know if credit is due for photos. On to campaign updates — some well-deserving bands on here that need a little help… AAAALLLLMOST > REINA DEL CID: $12,584 of $20K, 11 days. >…
 
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    EasyEarTraining.com

  • Vocal Control: and How To Improve Yours

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

    Christopher Sutton
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Announcing SingTrue: the new iPhone app which trains your mind, ears and voice to help you become a pitch-perfect singer and creative, confident musician. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up! Announcing our new iPhone app: Step and a Half!
  • Becoming a Singer: Lessons Learned

    Nick Long
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Singing is something every musician should consider a core part of developing their musicianship. Nick explains why studying with a teacher is often the best course. Continue reading →Related posts:Isn’t it time you learned to sing? Why every musician must be a singer too Learning to Sing: The First Lesson
  • Music Or Words: What Makes A Song?

    Sophie Figgis
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    What makes a song: is music the most important part or is it the lyrics? And who deserves legal credit and royalties for the songs a band writes? Let's find out Continue reading →Related posts:What makes a song? It’s not as simple as it sounds. Avoiding the status quo – alternative song structures Does your song need some DRAMA?! Add these 5 techniques to your song-writing toolkit.
  • Learning to Sing: The First Lesson

    Nick Long
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Learning to sing can be daunting. Experienced musician Nick Long recently started learning and here he shares his top tips from his first few singing lessons. Continue reading →Related posts:The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan) Isn’t it time you learned to sing? Learn to sing in tune: with Tune It Up!
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    WordPress.com News

  • New Theme: Penscratch

    Caroline Moore
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today we have a brand new free theme especially for writers and bloggers! Penscratch Penscratch is a clean, sophisticated theme for sharing your writing. Whether you’re working on an analytical essay, an anthology of poems, or a piece of long-form fiction, Penscratch makes for a pleasant reading and writing experience all around. Choose between a one- or two-column layout by adding widgets, add links to your favorite social networks, customize your home on the web with a site logo or header image, or add fancy pull quotes throughout your content. Penscratch is also responsive, ensuring…
  • Starting Next Week: Blogging 201

    Ben Huberman
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Blogging 201: Branding and Growth starts Monday, October 20. If you’re a recent alum of Blogging 101 looking to build on the skills you’ve developed so far, or a blogger looking for new ways to grow your site and its audience, this is the course for you. What will Blogging 201 cover? We’ll introduce tools to increase your traffic within WordPress.com as well as through other platforms, discuss ways to develop a coherent, effective brand for your blog, and show how to use your archives and your site’s stats to build your readership. During this two-week course…
  • Around the World in Nine Photos

    Krista
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you love stories from around the world? Check out the work of the following nine photographers on WordPress.com and allow your imagination to take you away… Nathanael‘s monochrome photo of the Star Lite Motel in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, conjures images of wayward romances and clandestine meetings. We loved the marquee’s message, “Forgive and forget its human to err.” (sic) which offers an almost haunting absolution. For more of Nathanael’s work, check out his blog, G’Nat’s Eye View. Photo by P. Nathanael Gough The image below, by UK…
  • Add Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to Your Site

    Min Wei
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The content you publish on your site is the result of a lot of behind-the-scenes activity — and we’re not talking only about drafting posts and pages. Emails, meetings and events, documents and spreadsheets: as business owners and publishers you have a lot to juggle. We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google to offer our users the incredible power of Google Apps for Work right in their WordPress.com dashboards. A powerful suite of tools With the Google Apps for Work integration you’ll be able to set up your own custom email address based on your…
  • Back to Blogging: Ten Themes to Inspire You Right Now

    Cheri Lucas Rowlands
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Carving out your very own corner on the web is important to you. You may be a brand-new user on WordPress.com — if so, welcome! — or a veteran blogger returning to an old habit. Recently on the Verge, Lockhart Steele, the editorial director of Vox Media, talked about getting back to blogging. On a noisy internet with many platforms, some are bringing their blogs back from the dead and reclaiming their personal turf. But for me, the web ecosystem will always be bloggy at its core. I’m looking forward to being a part of it again myself. – Lockhart Steele No matter…
 
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    AudioCred: Indie, Rap, Rock Music Blog

  • 5 Components Of Your Wind Instrument You Don’t Want To Skimp On

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Wind instruments make up a large portion of bands and orchestras. This large family of instruments is generally broken down into two large subsets known as brass instruments and woodwind instruments. Brass instruments include instruments such as trumpets, tubas, and trombones. Woodwind instruments are comprised of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, and flutes. Each family has a distinct look and sound. Each instrument has its own role to play in the overall band or orchestra. Regardless of the instrument you play or wish to play, there are some key components that you don’t want to…
  • So How Does A Clarinet Mouthpiece Work?

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    The clarinet is a wind instrument that is part of the smaller subset of woodwind instruments. The clarinet is a long cylindrical tube with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell at the other. The body is covered with tone holes and keys that are use to create certain notes. Before we identify how the mouthpiece works, it is important to understand the mouthpiece and all of its components. Components of the Mouthpiece Mouthpiece – The mouthpiece of a clarinet is a solid piece often made from ebony, crystal, or wood. Each material lends itself to a different sound. For example, ebony is often…
  • Easy Damptey – Daylight Robbery

    Chris S.
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    As a Ghana native residing in Canada, filmmaker, painter, and songwriter Kojo “Easy” Dampton has witnessed firsthand the hostile injustices of racial oppression and violence against his own people, as well as other minorities the world over. His debut album, Daylight Robbery, touches upon these very experiences through stories of inequality, persecution, hope, and love of oneself and others with gripping song-based compositions and spoken word passages that attempt to call attention to and salve such frustrations. All that being said, the man knows his way around a mic and a piano –…
  • FEATURED New Music: @DYLANJENET – “What don’t you understand”

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
      At the young age of 16, Dylan Jenét is the true epitome of when music meets art. The incredibly and multi-talented teen is from the Hamptons, NY was discovered by not only an entertainment Icon, but one of the most prolific set of ears in the…
  • FEATURED New Music: Dale J. Evans (@dalejevans1) – “It’s in your praise”

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
      Dale is a Rapper/Singer: Gospel Rap, Contemporary Gospel, Inspirational R&B Music; Songwriter and Producer: All I can say is, once I was lost but now I’m found!! The Lord has been soooo good to me. Through all my trails and tribulations I’m…
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    GIGsoup

  • EP REVIEW : Rhodes – ‘Home EP’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Tense nervous headache? Tough day in the office? The kids are still up and it’s gone 20:30? I think i may have just the thing for you and for once it doesn’t come in a bottle. 25 year old Hertfordshire musician Rhodes is set to release his second EP ‘Home’ on October 19th and it’s soothing content is just the tonic for such day-to-day dramas. While the tracks offer a sense of tranquility they also lend to a fairly sombre affair. There are no tracks here that demand slick dance floor moves or a jagger-esque stage swagger but clearly that’s not what…
  • Heaven show announced for Deptford Goth + new video for ‘Two Hearts’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Following the sell out of the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) show in a couple of weeks (Wednesday 19th November), Deptford Goth has announced a new London show at Heaven on Thursday 26th February 2015. Tickets are on sale now. In celebration of his second LP ‘Songs’ being released in a matter of weeks, Daniel Woolhouse (Mr Goth) shares a heartfelt video to accompany current single, ‘Two Hearts’. Co-directed by Daniel and Aneil Karia you can now view the video in all it’s break-of-dawn glory (above). ‘Songs’ will be released on 3rd November 2014 and is the follow up to…
  • Weaves share new single ‘Shithole’. Listen to it here

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Toronto pop eccentrics Weaves premiere their most immediate single to date ‘Shithole’ (out 20th October 2014, via Buzz Records). Having only released one EP and playing live as a band for little over a year, Weaves have quickly become an internationally buzzed about band. They were recently chosen as Rolling Stone’s “Band To Watch,” and have shared the stage with Constantines, Tune-Yards and Austra, playing such venues as Massey Hall and The Phoenix. Their critically acclaimed debut EP was produced by Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals) and…
  • BOOM! : Varick – ‘We All Know the Rest’

    Paul Smith
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Varick’s first EP titled ‘Boundless’ is set to release on November 4th of this year. ‘We All Know the Rest’ is taken from the EP and has the privilege of being todays GIGsoup Track of the Day. The track has a wonderful 90’s-esque synth sound with a sold beat that builds to chaotic and breathtaking climax. Throughout are the delicate vocals and and attention to detail that make this such an addictive release. Keith Varick has been composing and playing piano since the age of 6, eventually studying music theory and composition. He later left college and moved…
  • BOOM! : OhBoy! – ‘God, Look after the Quiet Kid’

    Paul Smith
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    This new track from ‘OhBoy!’ didn’t so much as creep under the radar at GIGsoup, it actually flung the radar across the room and damn-right demanded to be heard. ‘God, Look after the Quiet Kid’ is the first track to be taken from the bands ‘EP#2′ which is set to be released on the 20th October 2014. It’s a wonderful 3 minutes of distorted pop-rock that has musical swagger all of its own, and is quite easily the hottest track around at the moment. The band are also developing a ever-growing fan-base with their exciting live shows, and their own…
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    this is our jam

  • weekend thoughts...

    krista
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happy Friday, loves! We hope you have a lovely fall weekend full of apple picking, sleeping in, and re-discovering all of your cozy socks hiding in the back of your drawer. Your Weekend Jam: We know that it’s almost the weekend, but Justin Stein’s gonna give us a little “Loving On The Weekday” because he’s persuasive like that. TIOJ Thoughts:REJOICE! Friends is coming to Netflix! Reasonable responses to sexually suggestive song lyrics.Hipster and Musician-themed Halloween costumes for the kiddos!A pep talk from Kid President and Grover.How well do you know The…
  • kylie minogue reprises one of my favorite songs!

    krista
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Flight Facilities' "Crave You" is one of my most favorite songs, so it is with extreme delight that I share the news that miss Kylie Minogue will be reprising the song acappella! If this teaser is any indication, this new version will be great. (Her "craa-ave" at the end of this video is goosebumps-inducing!)And just in case you've never heard the original...
  • {PLAYLIST} wild jams

    stacey
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Things are getting wild over here! Over time, we've found that wild is quite the frequently-used word when it comes to our favorite bands and song titles... and the only commonality that these songs/bands share may be our love for them.real life mufasa viaBrave the wilderness this weekend, and take a listen below:Holler at us @thisisourjamdc if you have other "wild" and crazy songs to add to this list!
  • {THROWBACK} "billie jean"

    krista
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    I don't know how this Civil Wars cover of "Billie Jean" has missed me for two years, but better late than never, right?And to make it a true Throwback Thursday, Michael Jackson's original in it all of its moonwalk-premiering glory:
  • the piano guys are my jam

    stacey
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    The music I listen to at work now consists of two songs: "Happy" by Pharrell and "Let It Go." So I gladly welcomed a slight variation to the latter of those two songs with this piano mashup of Vivaldi's "Winter." The Piano Guys are the perfect musical accompaniment to studying, cooking, or dealing with small children.
 
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    The Standing "O" Project Singer/Songwriter Podcast

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Tracy Newman / Sam Baker / Leni Stern African Trio

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

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The October 13, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Grant Peeples performing "Searching For A Sign," Creativity Corner insight from John Dillon, and a Laugh O' The Day with Arlene Kole. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - The Keller Sisters / Michael Shenkman / Herbert Gronemeyer

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    The October 6, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features The Keller Sisters performing "The Rock Bottom," Creativity Corner insight from Michael Shenkman, and a Laugh O' The Day with Herbert Gronemeyer. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Heather Pierson / Eric Maisel / Trout Fishing In America

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    The September 29, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Heather Pierson performing "The Hard Work Of Living," Creativity Corner insight from Eric Maisel, and a Laugh O' The Day with Trout Fishing In America. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Ben Taylor / Viv Nesbiott / Janis Ian

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    The September 22, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Ben Taylor performing "America," Creativity Corner insight from Vev Nesbitt, and a Laugh O' The Day with Janis Ian. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at…
 
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    Crooked Manners

  • The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl: Buying a Turntable, Used Records, and More

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

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

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

    Sam
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Celebrities including Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll, Chris Hemsworth, and more adorned the San Diego Comic-Con this past week, as Marvel fans gathered in the H Hall to catch a glimpse of what’s to come from the comic book colossus. As 7,000 fans crowded into the ballroom, they had no idea they’d be able to catch a glimpse of the upcoming Marvel films, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” along with getting to talk with a panel that included most of the cast from the new flick. Fans were most excited to see things like Captain America’s shattered shield, new armor for the Hulk,…
  • The Best Cooking Channels on YouTube

    Michael
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    With shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown becoming wildly successful cooking has become a bigger at-home hobby than ever before in the United States. With the advent of the internet, virtually anyone can become a decent cook. A couple days ago the the community of r/cooking on Reddit compiled a list of the best cooking channels on YouTube to help amateurs become Gordon Ramsays themselves! Here are the top choices. Food Wishes with Chef John I have been watching Chef John for ages. The first time I ever made homemade pizza I used his California Pizza…
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  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)

    Scott
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I want this remix played at my  birthday party, my wedding, my funeral…. everywhere. I want this song playing always. I’m not particularly hot on DJs. Don’t get me wrong, I listen to Tiesto when... Read more
  • Kendrick Lamar – i

    Camille Dehne
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    K. Dot is back on the map with his newly-released single, “i.” After nearly two years of silence, Kendrick Lamar graces us with an upbeat, soulful song that is destined to be at the top... Read more
  • iLoveMakonnen – Tuesday featuring Drake (Remix)

    Camille Dehne
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    If you missed it, the one and only Drizzy Drake jumped on iLoveMackonnen’s “Club Going Up on a Tuesday” this week. At this point, Drake can jump on any song and make the girls swoon.... Read more
  • TY SEGALL – SUSIE THUMB

    Scott
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    And we’re back…… after a brief hiatus SSBD is happy to once again be a part of the Austin music interwebs. And lucky us, SSBD’s return just so happens to coincide with a fresh release from... Read more
  • SXSW Wishlist

    Scott
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:48 pm
    As the tech nerds begin to pack their bags (which are presumably ten pounds heavier in koozie weight) its time for Short Sleeve Button Down to turn its attention to the part of SXSW that... Read more
 
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    Where It's A-T

  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 1

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    This is the fifth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank discusses adding analog aspects to digital recording. If you missed Frank’s previous post on the role of the music producer, you can read it here. For a great while now, people have been making music digitally. Whether they transitioned […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: Getting the Best of Both Worlds: Digital with Analog, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 1: Bruce Danz & “Shirt”

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    This year at Summer Sonic we got the chance to sit down with legendary sound engineers Bruce Danz and Dave “Shirt” Nichols We love sharing knowledge from industry veterans, so check out part one of our interview with these guys below! First of all, what show are you involved with? What do you do for […]The post Audio-Technica’s Summer Sonic 2014 Interview Part 1: Bruce Danz & “Shirt” appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 2

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    This is the fourth installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank continues to discuss the role of the music producer. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. When a project is coming together, and principal tracking is basically there, a producer’s ear can really benefit the artist. […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Pensado’s Place Co-Hosts Among ‘Ask Me Anything’ Guests

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    We are just days away from the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES) in Los Angeles! Mark your calendar for October 10th and 11th and join us for our “Ask Me Anything” Livestream sessions! Our lineup of guests is set, and we’re very excited, to say the least. One of the highlights from this year’s […]The post Pensado’s Place Co-Hosts Among ‘Ask Me Anything’ Guests appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 1

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    This is the third installment in guest blogger Frank Klepacki’s series on music production. Today Frank examines the role of the music producer. If you missed his previous post on the evolution of video game music technology, you can read it here. When you hear that someone “produced” an album for an artist, what exactly […]The post Frank Klepacki Blog Series: What It Means To Be a Producer, Part 1 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
 
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    TravelGrom

  • Belle and Sebastian at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel

    Lilian Min
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    With a career about to settle into its second decade, the Scottish indie folk outfit Belle & Sebastian are the kind of band whose... The post Belle and Sebastian at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Karen O at the Masonic Lodge

    Lilian Min
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    When Karen O announced that she’d be doing an album exclusively in the vein of her “Her” Oscar-nominated ditty with Ezra Koenig of Vampire... The post Karen O at the Masonic Lodge appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Outside Lands 2014: 9 small-print acts you don’t want to miss

    Evan Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    TravelGrom contributor Lilian Min breaks down the 9 “small-print” acts to catch at Outside Lands this weekend. Keep an eye on these artists, you’ll be... The post Outside Lands 2014: 9 small-print acts you don’t want to miss appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • Outside Lands Tickets: 5 Places still selling tickets

    Evan Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Want to go to Outside Lands? Well, there is bad new and there is good news. The bad news: continuing on the trend for... The post Outside Lands Tickets: 5 Places still selling tickets appeared first on TravelGrom.
  • The Next Big Music Festival, Governors Ball

    Sean Panganiban
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:37 pm
    -TravelGrom contributor Sean Panganiban went to New York for the next big thing: Governor’s Ball. Here’s how it went down.- The 4th annual Governors Ball... The post The Next Big Music Festival, Governors Ball appeared first on TravelGrom.
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Foo Fighters reveal 'Something From Nothing' music video

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Foo Fighters have returned with the ‘Something From Nothing’ music video; the first track from their upcoming album ‘Sonic Highways’. The album ‘Sonic Highways’ is set for release on 10th November whilst the band’s documentary of the same name premiered in the US on Friday night (17th October). The album was recorded in 8 different cities around the US with the lead single and first episode of the documentary being focused in Chicago. The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers recorded in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C., with each…
  • Neil Diamond adds extra London date to 2015 tour

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Neil Diamond has announced an extra date at London’s O2 Arena as part of his tour of Europe which is coming next Summer. The iconic rock / pop singer songwriter will now round off his tour in London on 16th July; two days after his first date at the O2 Arena. Beginning the tour in Germany in mid-June, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will play in 11 cities around Europe, including his first show in Paris since 1978. Neil Diamond will begin the UK dates with his first ever show in Belfast on 30th June ahead of dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham with the final dates of the…
  • Veronika Vesper reveals her debut single 'Suffocate'

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Veronika Vesper has revealed her mesmerising debut single ‘Suffocate’ which is due for release on 26th October. The classically trained singer contrasts dark electronic layers of drum ‘n’ bass against symphonic space pop whilst addressing the courage and determination needed to break from outside constrictions in her first offering. ‘Suffocate’ is complemented with a visually striking music video which shows the songstress displaying both sides of her personality from the feisty and hardcore to gentle and serene in the juxtaposed monochrome masterpiece. The concept behind the song…
  • 5SOS star Ashton Irwin leaves hospital

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Ashton Irwin has been discharged from hospital after having his appendix removed. The 5 Seconds Of Summer star underwent surgery at a medical facility in his native Australia on Tuesday (14th October 2014) after developing appendicitis. The operation was a success and he has now been allowed to return home to recuperate but he will not be well enough to travel to the UK for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday (19th October 2014) and will be taking a break from the band's commitments in Britain and Japan. The 20-year-old drummer recently took to Twitter to tell his three million followers he…
  • Foo Fighters unveil new track 'Something From Nothing'

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Foo Fighters have returned with ‘Something From Nothing’, the first track from their upcoming album ‘Sonic Highways’. The album ‘Sonic Highways’ is set for release on 10th November whilst the band’s documentary of the same name premieres in the US tonight (17th October). The album was recorded in 8 different cities around the US with the lead single and first episode of the documentary being focused in Chicago. The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers recorded in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C., with each location chosen because of…
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    Intern Like A Rockstar

  • Internship Opportunities in Video, Marketing, Audio, or Non-profit with Roulette in New York

    Katie Reilly
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here are several great opportunities at a cool performance space in Brooklyn for anyone interested in audio engineering, non-profit work, marketing and communication, or video. If you're not familiar with Roulette check out some of their fantastic press such as this piece in NY Mag and this one in the New York TimesRoulette offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates throughout the year. This unique opportunity provides working knowledge of a non-profit music venue with access to some of the world’s most exciting contemporary composers and…
  • Internship with Syndicated Radio Show Cafe Nashville

    Katie Reilly
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cafe Nashville is an internationally syndicated, country music radio show broadcast from Music Row in Nashville, TN. We're looking for an intern with a passion and proficiency with computers and the internet, from blogs and social media to web and graphic design.Required:- Commit to 2-3 days a week- Experience in web design (preferably through education)- Can take ownership of a job/task and follow through to completion - Posesses copious amounts of patience - Lives in or near Nashville, TN- Social media savvyPreferred:- Photoshop/graphic design experienceTo…
  • 5 Reasons Email is Essential to Online Marketing

    Katie Reilly
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    In the world of twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, it may seem like email is old news akin to saving your work to a floppy disk (and if you don't know what that is then that only further proves my point). That assumption though is, frankly, wrong and if you're not taking advantage of email for marketing, you should reconsider. Email is a powerful, cost effective tool that gives you the power to reach your fans directly and easily. Here's why you should be using email:Ownership Do you recall when MySpace was the most popular social networking site? Countless brands and musicians…
  • Internship Opportunities with TheIndie.biz

    Katie Reilly
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    TheIndie.biz is looking to fill 3 internship positions as follows: BloggerAre you a creative writer that loves music and technology? Do you want to shape the changing landscape of the music industry by providing thought provoking facts, and personal truths about new artists, new music, and digital media? We are looking for ambitious writers that are opinionated, and honest to join our team of bloggers. If you are looking to build your brand as a blogger and a writer then this is the team for you.Radio Program CoordinatorSo you have an ear for music, but have you really put it use? We are…
  • Free Online Classes with Audio Engineer Kris Crummett

    Katie Reilly
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Kris Crummett, veteran audio engineer who has worked with bands like Issues, Sleeping With Sirens and more, will host back-to-back CreativeLive courses next month, "Flawless Vocals: Recording, Editing & Mixing" on and "Tracking & Mixing with Outboard Gear" in August and will feature actual Pro Tools sessions from Rise Records chart topper, Issues.  The classes are free to watch live. In the past 10 years, Producer/Engineer Kris Crummett has worked with hundreds of bands and labels around the globe. He prides him himself on his ability to work efficiently…
 
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  • 3 Mastering Engineering Problems Created by the Source Mix

    Steven Fies
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Common Issues with Audio Mixes from a Mastering Engineer's Perspective (and how to fix them)All Types of Audio MixesSince I began Mastering at the beginning of 2008, I have had just about every kind of music and mix you can imagine come across my desk.Some songs were produced with big budgets at expensive studios with knowledgeable engineers, some were made entirely on a laptop with headphones, and everything in between.  I’ve heard fantastic mixes come from both ends of the spectrum and I’ve seen some issues that can plague mixers of all types.Occasionally these issues cause…
  • Rise Against at RIMAC Arena

    Chris Hicke
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of seeing Rise Against as they toured the US in support of their new album “The Black Market.” I saw them with a friend at the RIMAC Arena on the UC San Diego campus with a friend. On tour with Rise Against was Touché Amoré and Radkey, two bands I’d never heard of before this tour was announced.First up on stage was Radkey, a three piece band of brothers, Dee Radke (Guitar/Vocals), Isaiah J. Radke III (Bass/Vocals), and Solomon Radke (Drums). The music itself was pure punk, high tempo songs made up largely of power chords, though several songs…
  • The Science Behind the Proximity Effect with Microphones

    Steven Fies
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Understanding The Proximity EffectDon't get too close...!The Proximity Effect describes how bass frequencies build up as we bring cardioid or bidirectional microphones closer to a sound source.  Many dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones fall into one of these categories.  Primarily affecting frequencies below 100 Hz, up to 16 dB of proximity-related boost can occur when the microphone is placed very close to the source.This apparent bass "boost" results from a combination of two things: the deliberate decrease in microphone transformer output at high frequencies, and the…
  • The Importance of Acoustic Sound Diffusion in Recording Studios - 5 Reasons

    Steven Fies
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Why Sound Diffusers Are Often Better Than AbsorptionThe EpicVerb AERO4, a QRD Acoustic DiffuserThe importance of sound diffusion in recording studios cannot be overstated enough, in my humble opinion.  However, too many of us opt for absorptive treatment when confronted with a choice between the two.  Home studio enthusiasts in particular are susceptible to overdoing it with too much acoustic absorption.  Since we are taught that rectangular (or worse, square/cube) shaped rooms create all sorts of acoustic problems, we have this knee-jerk reaction to attack it with oodles of…
  • Featured Artist - Flights Over Phoenix

    Steven Fies
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Flights Over PhoenixFlights Over Phoenix is an alternative rock band originally from Boston, MA and now residing in Los Angeles, CA.  The first thing that grabbed me with their music was the extreme musicality in Keith Longo's vocals.  His voice contains a natural richness and tone that steps out of your speakers to greet you right at the beginning of "Find You in Heaven."The next thing that stood out to me was the incredible production quality of their audio mixes, which is something I'm always sensitive to.  As you listen through to all their material, you can tell they…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie Buzz

  • Korean Official Commits Suicide After K-Pop Concert Disaster + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Swift ‘calls in feline matchmaker’ – www.music-news.com Taylor Swift reportedly no longer trusts her instincts when it comes to men. Continue Reading On www.music-news.com » Taylor Swift Teases New ’1989′ Single Release on iTunes – idolator.com Welcome to New York? Taylor Swift has been teasing song lyrics from her […]
  • The real reason Bono wears sunglasses all the time + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser who founded group dies – www.foxnews.com Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Continue Reading On www.foxnews.com » U2's Bono Reveals Why He Wears […]
  • Inside Donald Trump and Russell Brand's Twitter War + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   South Korean fans plunge to their death as grate gives way at pop concert – www.theglobeandmail.com Officials said the victims were standing on the ventilation grate while watching an outdoor performance by girls’ band 4Minute Continue Reading On www.theglobeandmail.com » Full-tilt boogie on Foo Fighters song – www.smh.com.au Nirvana […]
  • New Music: Rass Kass & Apollo Brown Feat. Royce Da 5’9″, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont “Giraffe P*ssy” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 years later: 'Balloon Boy,' family still search for fame – www.usatoday.com Falcon is 11, part of a metal band dubbed The Heene Boyz          Continue Reading On www.usatoday.com » Kesha accuses Dr. Luke of sexual assault in lawsuit – www.nydailynews.com Pop singer Kesha says she was drugged and […]
  • New Music: Rass Kass & Apollo Brown Feat. Royce Da 5’9″, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont “Giraffe P*ssy” + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   5 years later: 'Balloon Boy,' family still search for fame – www.usatoday.com Falcon is 11, part of a metal band dubbed The Heene Boyz          Continue Reading On www.usatoday.com » Kesha accuses Dr. Luke of sexual assault in lawsuit – www.nydailynews.com Pop singer Kesha says she was drugged and […]
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream & Indie News

  • Korean Official Commits Suicide After K-Pop Concert Disaster + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   Hamish and Andy’s diva demands – www.couriermail.com.au HAMISH and Andy have revealed a long list of demands that must be satisfied before they would take on a high-profile breakfast radio gig. Continue Reading On www.couriermail.com.au » Korean Official Commits Suicide After K-Pop Concert Disaster – www.spin.com Just a day […]
  • Pearl Jam pays tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens with performance of “Light Years” — watch + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Pearl Jam pays tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens with performance of “Light Years” — watch – consequenceofsound.net Though best known as the keyboardist of Jack White’s touring band and longtime member of The Mars Volta, Isaiah “Ikey” Owens collaborated with a countless number of musicians and bands over his career. So when […]
  • Labrinth plays new music on Later… with Jools Holland + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Mastodon explores the heavy side of life in 'Once More Around the Sun' – www.latimes.com It’s not every rock band that can be comfortable and accepted at both the Mayhem and Coachella music festivals, playing for metalheads at one, and new music connoisseurs at the other. Continue Reading On […]
  • Afroman released a pro-legalization remix of ‘Because I Got High’ + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Afroman released a pro-legalization remix of ‘Because I Got High’ – www.washingtonpost.com Even stoners have to grow up sometime. In the case of Afroman, the Grammy-nominated rapper whose claim to fame is the 2001 classic “Because I Got High,” growing up means rejuvenating his weed anthem. Afroman has released […]
  • Alecia Moore is leaving Pink + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Ariana Grande Talks Diva Rumours: 'Calling Me A B**ch Is Inaccurate' – www.mtv.co.uk The pop star has addressed various rumours that claim she’s a bit of a diva… Continue Reading On www.mtv.co.uk » Miley Cyrus Is Tastefully Naked For V Magazine – www.mtv.co.uk The twerking ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer covers […]
 
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    Soul You Know

  • New hip-hop music: Spends Quality- Feel This

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    North California's hip-hop artist Spends Quality released his latest track titled Feel This. The laid back, get your body moving track has a 90's hip-hop flow that displays Spends Quality calm flow urges your body to "move dip pop lock and slide".Check out Spends Quality's Feel This (produced by Byrcon) and tell me if you are feeling this track in the comment section! The track is also available for free download via Soundcloud!
  • Erykah Badu singing for change in NY, 3 dollars and six dimes to be exact

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Funk/Soul/Electronica musician and fashion icon Erykah Badu (aka Low Down Lorretta Brown, bka Manuel Maria Mexico and too many other aliases to mention) took the New York streets for social experiment!On October 10, 2014 around 8 p.m. Erykah Badu went to Time Square to do something different, sing for money! Donned in her trademark elongated hat, a black sweat suit with gold chains that would make Slick Rick smile, Erykah decided to go incognito by taking off her hat and putting on reading glasses with the granny chain!After 10 minutes of singing and running up to people asking for moolah,…
  • Brand new Soul- Check out Siji's latest music video- This Must Be Love

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    On a previous post, I spoke highly of this song stating that I could not wait to hear the full track! Well, the wait is finally over as British singer Siji released a new video for his latest soulful tune This Must Be Love today! Directed and produced by Siji & Oluwaseye, the video displays Siji singing the beautiful lyrics to his hit tune!This must be love pushing dark clouds aside Said it must be love got me scaling great heights Some kinda special just the way I feel inside - Siji, This Must Be LoveLook and listen to Siji's latest video This Must Be Love and sound off on…
  • You gotta listen to Sunburnt Soul Choir soulful remake of Divinyls Pleasure and Pain

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Did you ever listen to the first few seconds of a song and got a feeling that the track is going to be good? Well I felt this vibe when I first heard the Sunburnt Soul Choir soulful rendition of Australian rock band Divinlys' 1985 classic Pleasure and Pain from their upcoming album Divinlys Reworked!   The Sunburnt Soul Choir comprises of twenty two talented musicians (including creator Ginger Van Handley, rapper REMi, Kate Kelsey-Sugg, The Aussie quintet Vaudeville Smash & Hailey Cramer) from various parts of Australia (Melbourn and…
  • New music video - Pharrell Williams want you feel that Gust of Wind

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Grammy award winning producer, singer, and The Voice judge Pharrell Williams is continuing his successful stride with his latest single Gust Of Wind from his latest album G I R L. To be honest, when I first saw the video, I immediately feel in love with because not only is the video appealing to the eyes, the song is soulful and Pharrell has such an amazing voice! Let's not forget that Daft Punk background vocals gave the song that "disco electronica" added vibe to the track!  The video for Gust of Wind features Skateboard P (do he still goes by that name?) in the forest in the company…
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 22nd September 2014

    Emubands
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    First up this week is London-based singer/songwriter Roxanne de Bastion, with the title track from her new EP ‘Seeing You’. Originally from Berlin, Roxanne packed a bag and her guitar, and left for London back in 2007 to pursue a career in music and hasn’t looked back. Since recording and self-releasing her debut album ‘The Real Thing’ with producer Gordon Raphael (The Stokes, Regina Spektor) in 2013, Roxanne has been invited to speak and perform at various worldwide music industry events, as well as touring extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the United…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 15th September 2014

    Emubands
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    First up this week are experimental hip-hop group Hector Bizerk with the title track from their brand new EP ‘The Fish That Never Swam’. The first of a quartet of EPs to be released over the coming months, Hector Bizerk have been going from strength to strength over the past year, racking up support slots with acts as diverse as The Libertines, Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, Alt-J and Jurassic 5, winning ‘Best Hip-Hop’ at this years Scottish Alternative Music Awards, as well as being shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award with their second album…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 8th September 2014

    Emubands
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    First up this week are Glasgow nine-piece post-indie pop-folk band Skinny Dipper with a track from their brand new EP ‘Masks’. Dubbed as an ‘almost a girl band’ – there are eight girls and one boy – Skinny Dipper are a supergroup made up of members from an array of well renowned Scottish bands, including Blochestra, Randolph’s Leap, Kill The Waves, Aerials Up, Quickbeam and Trapped In Kansas. Join them live tomorrow night, 12th September 2014, as they launch their stunning EP at Stereo in Glasgow, with support from label mates Call To Mind and…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 1st September 2014

    Emubands
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    First up this week are The Holy Ghosts with their brand new single ‘Little Kickstarter (feat. Texan Angels)’. Formed in Edinburgh back in 2012, The Holy Ghosts have been making inroads in the Scottish music scene ever since, from being named Best Newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2013, to supporting the likes of Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), The Proclaimers, Alabama 3, as well as supporting Rock ‘n’ Roll stalwarts Status Quo in front of 5,500 people. Catch them live supporting Big Country at Perth Concert Hall on 28th September. Next up are Skerryvore, a…
  • Store Updates: Rdio & Blinkbox Music

    Emubands
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Music streaming service, Rdio has announced its change to a ‘freemium’ model, allowing consumers to access music for free, supported by advertising. Available in 60 countries, Rdio has joined the likes of Beats Music, Spotify, and Rhapsody by adding a free tier to its pricing structure. The free version is available in 20 countries as of today. “What we’ve learned collectively over the last few years,” said Anthony Bay, Rdio’s chief executive, “is that the most successful models are freemium models.” Rdio have extensively updated their app. For paying subscribers, the new home…
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • Idiot Murderer Sentenced to Life for Killing Unarmed Teenager Over Loud Music

    Stone Crazy
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Today, murderer Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison. Here he is crying like a pussy when he was found guilty. Back in November 2012, he killed 17 year old Jordan Davis. When Dunn pulled into the parking lot of a convenience store, he heard loud music playing from an SUV. Next, he looked at his fiancé. “I hate that thug music,” he told her. Dunn asked the black teens in the SUV to turn the music down. The music was turned down. Yet, Davis said turn it back up, and it was. Then, Davis and Dunn argued. Then, idiot Dunn fired numerous shots and killed an unarmed Jordan Davis. I am…
  • The Sanford Strangler: A Shocking Florida Tale!

    Stone Crazy
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Once upon a time, in the infamous Florida city called Sanford, there lived a young man named Harrison. A time existed when Harrison loved gangsta rap, especially 90’s gangsta rap. He requested the music all the time. Many people already know about George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. For awhile, Zimmerman wasn’t arrested. During the time civil rights leaders marched peacefully through Sanford, Harrison changed. He turned anti-rap. If you look at the second quote, you’ll see something about hip hop based around violence,…
  • Ich danke Ihnen, Deutschland!

    Stone Crazy
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    For some reason, I kept getting a lot views from Germany. Aus irgendeinem Grund hielt ich immer eine Menge Ansichten aus Deutschland. I don’t know why that happened. Ich weiß nicht, warum das passiert ist. I thank Germans for viewing my blog. (I don’t speak German. I’m using Google Translator.) Ich danke für das Betrachten Deutschen meinem Blog. (Ich weiß nicht Deutsch sprechen. Ich bin mit Google Translator.)  
 
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • Comrade Black / Profane Existence

    Mittens XVX
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    The Profane Existence Collective was formed in Minneapolis, USA, in 1989 as a resource for the worldwide activist DIY punk community. Over the years Profane Existence has published a magazine, released numerous records, and ran a large distribution operation. The slogan “Making Punk a Threat Again!” became a call to grassroots political and DIY punk activism...
  • Listen to “Casualties of a Rape Culture” by Appalachian Terror Unit

    Mittens XVX
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The thrashing mountain punx of Appalachian Terror Unit are back and give full vent to their rage. Their new LP “We Don’t Need Them” is to be released on the legendary Profane Existence. The band has revealed a song from their upcoming record available for free at their bandcamp page. The “Casualties of a Rape Culture” single...
  • RAGANA – Unbecoming

    Angel S.
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Artist: RAGANA Title: Unbecoming Release: CDr / Tape / Digital  Year: 2013 Label: DIY I came across RAGANA totally by chance, I’m pretty certain I can give this encounter to YouTube recommendations haha. Anyhow, I saw a live video of this very intriguing atmospheric doom duo, which impressed me both for the music these two girls played and for its unpretentiousness...
  • Farewell to Run With The Hunted

    DIY Conspiracy
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    With great sadness we have to face the fact Run With The Hunted is no more. After hundreds of shows all around the globe and two albums that will certainly be remembered (the latest one reviewed on DIYconspiracy here) we say goodbye and wait for whatever new those outstanding musicians will decide to transform their energy and...
  • ATTA – s/t

    Mittens XVX
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Artist: ATTA Title: Self-Titled Release: LP / Digital  Year: 2014 Label: DIY ATTA is delivering some of the best crust I’ve heard in a while. This band has a lot of going on in their sound managing to combine many elements of straight up crust and hardcore into heavy hitting, punch you in the face self-titled demo record. I’m getting...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • [Album] @KadeshFlow “Gateways”

    The Shadowking
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    After a year and a half long hiatus that included finishing his MBA and moving from Alabama to Kansas City, Missouri for work at the world’s largest healthcare IT firm, Kadesh Flow returns with his first full fledged hip hop project titled “Gateways”. Kadesh once again takes the reigns on the production end with a lending hand from Atlas, Richie Branson, and Killing Spree. Mister Wilson, JFKratez, and a2z also lend blazing verses to the fifteen track project. Stay up to date with Kadesh on his website www.kadeshflow.com, which also contains all his social media links. Listen To Album…
  • [Mixtape] @Grizzy_James – The Conversation

    The Shadowking
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Grizzy James is a rapper new to the scene representing both Chicago, IL and Long Beach, CA that dropped his first mixtape “Sleep Walking” to the public in the month of Febuary 2014. Entering his sophomore year of College, Grizzy is overly enthusiastic about his next projects after receiving such good feedback on his debut mixtape “Sleep Walking”. Grizzy James has decided to show his gratitude to his new fans by creating “The Conversation EP” while in the works of “Sleep Walking 2” to let them know that he hasn’t forgotten about the love and support that he has received from…
  • [Video] @Tarique112 – ‘Bad Guy’ feat. Jungle

    The Shadowking
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bad guy is the first single from the evolution mixtape,i got inspired for this video when i watched scarface,he stood up and he said i will be the bad guy,take a look at the bad guy,i felt like as an artist thats how i feel,i just dont mind being americas bad guy,i dont mind doing the dirty work that alot of others wont do,it just fits very good with my type of music.this song is by me tarique feat jungle Watch Video Below
  • [Music Video] @Unique509 “Oh Lord”

    The Shadowking
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Unique is the self proclaimed “Dopest in the Northwest”. He also says that he is ready to be at the top of the game and become the “Dopest in Hip-hop”. Unique’s fan base continues to grow everyday because of his descriptive imagery, colossal punch lines, and intelligent word play. Not to mention a deep voice inflection that at times resembles the late Tupac Shakur and a flow that has the slight bounce of a modern Notorious B.I.G. (not a typical comparison for a white rapper I might add). His lyrics tell stories of overcoming obstacles, staying motivated, and trying to rise above the…
  • [Album] @Sickbirdmusic – Wild Kingdom

    The Shadowking
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Sick Bird is an alternative Hip Hop artist in Chico, California. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Sick Bird moved to California in high school. While in high school he recorded an unreleased album as Jel the Fresh Greenery. Largely self-produced, Sick Bird has always had a passion for beats and rhymes. Wild Kingdom, the fifth solo album by Sick Bird, was released on September 9th, 2014. The album features slamming production from Remix, Ransom and Sick Bird. Hard rhymes and sick beats come together for another head banging release! Check out the album stream on ReverbNation, SoundCloud and…
 
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    Slightly Off Key

  • Thom Yorke’s Self-Release is Out of Touch With Consumers

    slightlyoffkey
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s no secret that Thom Yorke actively hates the music industry. After ditching his record label in 2007, he’s since accused Apple of trying to “destroy music” and Spotify of being the “last desperate fart of a dying corpse.” Perhaps it was naïve on my part, but I had really begun to think that there was nothing more Yorke could do to surprise me—that his musical misanthropy had reached some kind of bitter plateau. Then he released his new album through BitTorrent. Yes, that BitTorrent. The album, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” finds Yorke shunning literally every…
  • U2 and Apple: What Does It Tell Us?

    slightlyoffkey
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    On September 9th, iTunes made history by pushing a free U2 album to it’s over 800 million users. Since then, it’s been painfully obvious that the Internet is not a fan. Reactions have ranged from the disappointed to the outraged to the just plain weird (Tyler, The Creator somehow managed to compare the album to herpes), and Apple has been forced to provide instructions for deleting the cursed object off your phone. While I admit that its tempting as a columnist to simply add to outraged noise – especially given my association with a rival streaming service – I’d instead like to take…
  • New Music Fix: Counting Crows and Delta Spirit

    slightlyoffkey
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland After years of waiting – 6 to be exact – Counting Crows have finally released an album of original material! While that in itself would be enough to warrant a review, it’s important to note that not only does the album exist – but that it’s also quite good.  Songs like “Palisades Park” and “Possibility Days”display a musical adventurous not seen since 1999’s This Desert Life, while tunes such as “Scarecrow” and “Elvis Went To Hollywood” are simply catchy as…
  • Kendrick Lamar and the Dangers of Sampling

    slightlyoffkey
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow me on Instagram and Twitter! It turns out you might want to think twice before making that mixtape—just ask Kendrick Lamar. Last week it was reported that two jazz musicians—Eric Reed and Willie Jones III—were suing Lamar for using unauthorized samples in his 2011 hit “Rigamortis.” According to Reed and Jones, “Rigamortis” is nothing more than a looped sample of their own tune “The Thorn,” which was released on their 2010 album, The Next Phase. While lawsuits over samples are nothing new, this particular one grabbed my attention…
  • New Music Fix 8.21.14 – Shovels & Rope Come Back Strong!

    slightlyoffkey
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
      For more music, mischief, and mayhem, follow @Offkeymusicblog on Twitter and like Slightly Off Key on Facebook!  A band’s first album might grab your attention, but only their second can prove whether your attention was worth it. Thankfully, Shovels & Rope doesn’t let us down! Swimmin’ Time finds the duo exploring much darker subject matter than on their debut2012’s O’ Be Joyful.  Somehow though, even with songs such as “Evil” and “The Devil Is All Around,” they manage to top   the energy of their previous record.  The…
 
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Kate Callahan Stuns With New EP, Aha!

    CourtneyL
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Proving that obstacles can become a thriving motivation is the folk singer Kate Callahan. Her collection of work on her latest EP “Aha!” stands above her previous work, as her voice soars and captivates from start to finish. Her voice is the perfect juxtaposition of simple beauty and elegance. Not only can you hear the emotions behind each word but you can feel it as well. Backing up to her personal story, Kate was the victim of a skiing accident that left her struggling to do everyday basics. Hearing the heartbreaking words from the doctor that she had plateaued was the catalyst…
  • Cody Pennington dares you ‘To Be Me’ with new EP

    lizzie
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Stylish five song acoustic collection out now having been released August 16th A singer-songwriter who was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but now residing in Suffolk, Cody Pennington is an acoustic guitar based musician with a taste for a classy turn of lyrical phrase and some effective instrumental melodies. Nominated at the NMG awards for ‘Best Male Solo Artist 2014’ this year, he’s clearly an artist on the rise, a journey that will no doubt be aided by the release of his new, stylish five song EP. With an extremely personal song writing style and autobiographical lyrics that speak of…
  • Singer-songwriter River Child set to ‘Start Over Again’ with debut EP

    lizzie
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Ex-busker takes to the studio and creates a gem – released 3rd November Based in North London, River Child is a solo singer-songwriter who specialises in classy, soulful indie/folk. With an off kilter, rare and distinctive voice, he is an ex-busker who has swapped the streets for the studio after getting some incredible feedback for his live performances. For a taste of what River Child is all about, here is the title track from the EP, a treat of jangling guitars and that affecting vocal: Watch the new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZNj892kqss&feature=youtu.be Listen…
  • Marca Cassity Releases “Songs from the Well” with Support from Osage Nation Foundation

    SueD
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Marca Cassity’s fourth independent release, “Songs from the Well” (Release date: Oct. 7, 2014) is a tribally-funded collection of 11 folk rock spirit songs, that delivers a positive message with Native nuances that speaks to overcoming hardship through resilience, in connection to nature, humor, love, compassion, spirituality, and heritage. The album, recorded at world-renowned Bay area based Fantasy Studios, and produced by Julie Wolf (Indigo Girls, Carly Simon), features guitarist Adam Levy (Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones), bassist Paul Olguin (Mazzy Starr) and drummer Dawn…
  • The Oly Mountain Boys Release Bluegrass Concept Album/Box Set “White Horse”

    SueD
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    As lovers of traditional bluegrass, The Oly Mountain Boys have a deep admiration for the songs written by Bill Monroe and the pioneers of bluegrass: Ralph Stanley, Don Reno, Jimmy Martin, and Earl Scruggs to name a few. For their fourth album, “White Horse” (Release date: Sept. 25th 2014) they wanted to draw from the history of place, as their musical forefathers did before them when they wrote their classic bluegrass tunes. Based in Olympia Washington, the Oly Mountain Boys reside beside the sea at the southern end of Puget Sound, and in the shadow of towering Mount Rainier and…
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    One For The People

  • Tracks: Gengahr - Bathed In Light

    Wayne Flanagan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    "Bathed In Light" is another track that adds to Gengahr's fast rising reputationI always say that the sign of a good band is when they produce a superior b-side (these things are kind of redundant nowadays - RIP 'the music industry' - but you know what we mean). Gengahr are indeed a band of that nature, as "Bathed In Light" confirms in some style.Read More »
  • Tracks: Honne - All In The Value

    Wayne Flanagan
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    London duo Honne step things up a gear with new song "All In The Value" East London duo Honne found a more than fitting debut with the recent "Warm On A Cold Night". New one "All In The Value", however, is the real deal that perfectly shows off their undoubted talent.Read More »
  • Certified Track: Nothing - July The Fourth

    Phill Walker
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Philadelphia's "heavy-shoegaze" Nothing, return with "July The Fourth" from a split release with Whirr.It's really hard to dislike Nothing, especially when they're probably the only band out there, who've managed to take the pretty drab at times shoegaze and show us that there's life beyond those very rigid but powerful walls-of-sound. After listening to "July The Fourth", debut LP Guilty of Everything sounds even more like the beginning of a progression, likely to be every bit as epic as the music they're currently making.Read More »
  • Video: Contrast - Drum Machine

    Wayne Flanagan
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Hi again Australia! Been a little while since we featured some from down under, so that's definitely a poor effort on our part, given their southern hemisphere's knack of producing some of the best music from the last couple of years.Read More »
  • Video: Merchandise - Telephone

    Phill Walker
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Merchandise unveil video for "Telephone" from one of this years best releases, After The End.It seems like new video day today, first Wampire and now Merchandise with this self directed video for After The End joint, "Telephone".Read More »
 
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    Festival Mag

  • Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx and more for Snowbombing 2015

    News Desk
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Snowbombing has announced the first wave of acts for 2015. Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim have […]The post Rudimental, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx and more for Snowbombing 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • The Slow and Painful Rise of the Festival Fascists

    Kieron Bain
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    There is a new danger at Britain’s festivals. Serious party heads, intent on having fun are being assaulted with the […]The post The Slow and Painful Rise of the Festival Fascists appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Registration now open for Hideout Festival 2015

    News Desk
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Registration is now open for the hotly anticipated fifth anniversary of Hideout Festival. Due to continued demand for tickets and […]The post Registration now open for Hideout Festival 2015 appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Public voting for the 2014 UK Festival Awards is now open

    News Desk
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Many are hoping to be crowned the best of what this summer had to offer at the eleventh edition of […]The post Public voting for the 2014 UK Festival Awards is now open appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • CLOSED – Win a pair of tickets for Joshua Tree Music Festival

    Kes Phelps
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Festival Mag has teamed up with Joshua Tree Music Festival to offer one lucky reader the chance  to win a pair […]The post CLOSED – Win a pair of tickets for Joshua Tree Music Festival appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Iggy Azalea – Reclassified (Album Cover + Tracklist)

    DS
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Def Jam decided to re-release Iggy Azalea first album. Project is titled Reclassified and will available in stores from November 24th. Album will also include five newly-recorded songs. 01. We In This B*tch* 02. Work 03. Change Your Life 04. Beg for It Ft. Mø* 05. Black Widow Ft. Rita Ora 06. Trouble Ft. Jennifer Hudson* 07. Dont Need Y’all 08. Rolex 09. Iggy SZN* 10. Fancy Ft. Charli XCX 11. Heavy Crown Ft. Ellie Goulding* 12. Bounce *new song
  • Supreme x Nike SB GTS

    DS
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Nike SB and Supreme join forces again for their new GTS shoes. The whole top is in Supreme’s signature color that includes white appearing on the outline of the Nike Swoosh logos on the side and back heel. GTS’s feature the classic Supreme box logo on the insole, Nike SB logo on the tongue and an embroidered Supreme on the heel. There’s no info about the release date.
  • Slam Dunk x Jordan Brand Collection

    DS
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Slam Dunk and Jordan Brand join forces for this limited collection. The Sakuragi’s illustrated pack features Air Jordan VI, Jordan Super Fly 3, a white tee with a sketch of the player and a black cap with an embroidered “10″ on the front and a red tee with Sakuragi’s player number with “Shohuku” on the back. Collection will be available in selected Asian stores from October 18, global release is planned for November 1.
  • The Weeknd – Often (Remix) Ft. ScHoolboy Q & Rick Ross

    DS
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The Weeknd gets TDE’s ScHoolboy Q and MMG’s Rick Ross on official remix for Often.
  • Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire (Album Cover)

    DS
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Rick Ross unleashed official artwork for his upcoming album Hood Billionaire. Out on November 24th.
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    Beats Music Now

  • ‘Beat by Beat’ Album Commentary With Banks

    dangellert
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The new album by Banks, ‘Goddess‘, has two versions on Beats Music — the normal release with just music, and what Beats Music calls the ‘Beat by Beat’ version which has a commentary by Banks for each song. Exclusively on Beats Music, the Beat by Beat albums are good added value for fans. Magic! and Common are the other two artists that have Beat by Beat album versions on Beats Music. I wrote about them a few months ago.
  • AT&T and Beats Music Partnership Has Ended

    dangellert
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    When Beats Music launched in January, they had an exclusive deal with AT&T offering subscribers individual and family plans ($9.99 and $14.99 for 5 accounts, respectively). Conveniently, payments were processed through your AT&T phone bill. The offering ended today (see AT&T chat thread below). Beats Music no longer offers a subscription through AT&T. The Beats Music website no longer has an option to subscribe through AT&T and it appears the 5 account Family Plan for $14.99 is no longer available either. The current Beats Music offering is $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
  • Audio Quality Rising On Music Streaming Services

    dangellert
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    As Deezer and Tidal begin to enter the U.S. streaming music market, they both have set themselves apart by offering higher quality audio. Most music services are streaming music at 320 kbps, whereas their offering will be flac files at 1,411 kbps (essentially streaming at CD quality). Whether this strategy enables Deezer and Tidal to get a substantial customer base is yet to be determined. Yet offering much higher quality audio might nudge the existing services (Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, etc.) to start moving toward streaming higher quality audio too. This would be a big victory for the…
  • What Is Baboom?

    dangellert
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Baboom is a music streaming service that is planning to launch in early 2015. Based in New Zealand, it is entering the streaming space with hopes of offering a distinct service — a cross between iTunes and SoundCloud. It is unclear weather CEO Grant Edmundson or CFO Tony Smith is responsible for this quote describing their upcoming offering: Baboom’s distinctive design is a world away from the cookie-cutter streaming music services,” he said. “The platform will be open to artists of all kinds, will support high-quality FLAC files, faster downloads and analytics that have…
  • Music App Charts

    dangellert
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Top Grossing iPhone Apps (Music): Pandora — #1 Spotify — #2 Beats Music — #3 Trending Android Apps (Music): Pandora — #1 Soundcloud — #2 Shazam — #3 Top Grossing iPhone Apps (All Categories): Pandora — #3 Spotify — #10 Beats Music — #35 Top Free Android Apps (All Categories): Pandora — #3 Spotify — #12 Beats Music — #212
 
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    Never Enough Notes

  • The Gromble // EP // Out now

    Alex Stott
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    4.0Overall ScoreDazzling self-titled EP from California’s The Gromble brings the warmth and fuzz of the west coast with a dark undercurrent. As EP’s go, this has to be one of the better ones out there in terms of style and production. You would hardly believe this is from a band who are still working on their debut album as we speak. On first listen you would assume they have been around a while already, ok they were formed back in 2009, but they already feel like a band well established. The Gromble take their name from a character certainly from my childhood, the popular…
  • Southern release single ‘Cool Kid’

    Samantha Sadler
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    3.8Overall ScoreMove over, there’s some new indie kids on the block. Fresh from supporting the likes of Jake Bugg and Bastille, the trio fronted by siblings Lucy and Thom Southern have unveil new single ‘Cool Kid’. Liverpool-based Southern have been kept busy throughout 2014 with touring and packing out the Festival Republic tent at Reading Festival. With their debut album expected in Spring 2015 ‘Cool Kid’ gives us that glimpse of what we can expect. The single isn’t the usual ‘blues-folk’ that featured on their debut EP; it sounds much more…
  • 10 actors with their own bands

    Peter Gilbert
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Actors in bands: so we’re familiar with the idea of musical theatre, or opera, or Mamma Mia staring Pierce Brosnan (I know…odd). We’re familiar with actors singing in their films…but what about actors singing in their own bands? Here are some well known faces who throw their (sometimes) incredible talents into music, as well as the art of pretending to be someone else! Ryan Gosling: Dead Man’s Bones Gosling is well known for his performances in Gangster Squad and The Notebook, but he’s also half of the acoustic rock group Dead Man’s Bones. The…
  • Hyde & Beast launch their own ale and give away free beer to fans

    Becky Elian
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hyde & Beast head out on their UK tour later this October, with a decent stock of beer to match. The Sunderland duo have launched their own Czech style lager called ‘Train To Nowhere’. These 330ml bottles of strong, flavourful ale are also available on cask in selected pubs throughout the lad’s native North East. What’s more, the guys will be giving free beer away at every gig on their upcoming UK tour. Fans just need to pop over the to Hyde & Beast merchandise stall before the show starts and give their name to be entered into the Train To Nowhere Beer Draw.
  • Quiet Marauder release new single alongside Halloween-esque video

    Sammi Walsh
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cardiff based Quiet Marauder have been getting us in the Halloween spirit (no pun intended, ha) with the release of their new single, teamed up with a positively spooooky music video! The single, ‘Every Time We Think Of One Another (A Petal Falls From The Flowers On Our Grave) was released on the 13th of this month and can be found on the band’s debut 111 track, yes you heard me, 111 track album ‘MEN’. Brought to us back in January this year, it proved to be such a hefty project that it has even been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records under consideration…
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    GuitarDude

  • What are the best picks for guitar?

    Francesco Settesoldi
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Are you wondering what are the best picks for guitar? Well, Dunlop picks are the best ever! Period. Okay, I'm kidding. This is not an absolute statement for everyone, however this is what I use. I remember when I used to spend time choosing picks at the store. Right now, I already know what I am going to choose:Oh, and If you are like me and you never seem to be able to find your picks, this is highly recommended! It is probably one of the most useful things in the world, no wonder it is a bestseller ! This Blog is updated almost on a daily basis, so make sure to come back often to read…
  • The value of setting small goals

    Francesco Settesoldi
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    I find setting small goals extremely useful. The word "small" is not even accurate, as achieving small goals is simply the path to achieve bigger ones. Think about the guitar playing, for example. I started with small goals, and the I developed better skills in time. Whatever I am practicing the approach is always the same.Now, pay attention to your feelings! Anytime you feel like you are struggling, it means that the step you are trying to make is too big. It's like push-ups. Once I've done 100/120 push-ups, my job for the day is done. It makes no sense to do anymore than that, I've found it…
  • Guitar Lessons #7 : How to play the A Minor Chord

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, in this guitar lesson we are going to see  how to play the A Minor Chord
  • Guitar Lessons #6 : How to play the G Major Chord

    Francesco Settesoldi
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hello, in this guitar lesson we are going to see how to play the G Major Chord!
  • 5 Reasons you are Failing with the Guitar

    Francesco Settesoldi
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you feel like you are failing with the guitar, or not improving as fast as you would like to, it might be for the following 5 reasons that I'm going to tell you down below. But first of all, check out my new channel, where I'm uploading videos for beginners and intermediate players. My lessons are for all of those people that have been playing for 0-5 years. Don't freak out if you see that the lessons are in Italian Language! My lessons are very easy to understand and they are visually based. Unless you are retarded (and I know you are probably smart), you will be able to understand the…
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  • Aadu bhayya aadu - Song Lyric from INDRUDU(2014) Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger :  Vandana Srinivasan, Al-RufiyanSong LyricAadu bhayya aadu mooda vachaPadu mudavacha adirala tiyalanta oka ragamAndham undi chudu manche adu paduUnda natu unda natu vayi talamSaptam metam marchayi raShartu collar agaray raSuka suka kotayii ra party ke vachay raBoomay nuvu palincha raAkashana galinchara santhoshana panchay raSaradhalay chasay raIntine dhati bayataku raIntine taka taguvatho raGudu pagili... kodi vasthundi....Katu batu dhatitana sukam vasthundiMusukuna manusu tho emi vasthundi....Nenna annadi wodanu rarapu waiting listanu raNadu matharama…
  • Pilla O Pilla - Song Lyric from INDRUDU (2014) Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : Vandana Srinivasan, Al-RufiyanSong LyricNe ashalu na chavina vasta neravarchaaa naaaaNe kosam andayivani kuripinchaaa naaaNe parra kori kori palikena padhavulaaa Aligay ani ela thalupanuuuu Pilla O Pilla vadi ashalu avi chinavulaPilla O Pilla nuvu vinta chalaaaPilla O Pilla vedi korkalu neku talisinava laokati oko okati nuvu estha chalaaaNenu pasi papadina chasi Kana oollo upastha laKammani kavu gillilonaaaNenu banisanu chesthaaaaNuvu adivi poochina poovaiMuula kanchay nennu kavale kasthaaGala taketha nennu dhani kaidha chesthaaaNuvu anta…
  • Indrudu (2014) - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Movie : Indrudu (2014)Starring : Vishal Krishna, Lakshmi Menon, Iniya...Director : ThiruMusic : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Megha Song 1 : Yelelo {mp3}                Yelelo {Lyric}Song 2 : Aadu Bhayya Aadu {mp3}              Aadu Bhayya Aadu {Lyric} Song 3 : Pilla O Pilla {mp3}               Pilla O Pilla {Lyric} Song 4 : Hrudhayam Ninnu Veedadhe {mp3}              Hrudhayam Ninnu Veedadhe {Lyric} Song 5 :…
  • Hrudhayam Ninnu Veedadhe - Song Lyric from Indrudu (2014) Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Megha                      Vijay Prakash, Jai Srinivas,Gana BalaSong Lyric Aakasham anchullo nannegura veshavePilla naa gundelnemo kose nee navveKannullo nee kosam o meda kattaneNuvvochi vaalangane kovela-yyindheHrudayam ninnu veedadhePraanam ninnu veedadheNuvvu leni daarilo aduge padadheThalapu ninnu veedadheTharime kala veedadheNinu kanani naa madhe maate vinadheKada praanam pothunna aa nimusham Nee vollokchi vaalipoyi kanu moosthaNuvvu choose choopokate saripodha Ne…
  • YELELO - Song Lyric from Indrudu (2014) Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Music : G.V.Prakash KumarSinger : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Megha , ChorusSong LyricYelelo ooha thullinnadhiEy dhikko manasu vellinadhiThalupe theruchukoni gaale veechinadhiManase murisenu raroSpruha unna lekunna spruha thappi padi unna Arere andhulona labhamedho undhi raNiluchunna veluthunna nilavaleka padipoyaArey adhrustham vachi thalupu thatti pilicheraKulike bommkila geechindhi evaru raKaala kalisi vachi vintha edho jargeraDisa maare disa maare jeevithame maarinadhiGuvvai eguruthunna pattukondi ra aa...Natthala innallu muduchuku padi unnaKotthaga lechi vadiga nadavagalanu ra Naavala…
 
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    MusikFace

  • 40 Perfect First-Dance Wedding Songs

    ShannonR
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    [contextly_auto_sidebar id="PkSxJeZCK0lEYE8Hd3Kre09o0ssrbapa"] Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding (either in “real life” or mentally when they were ten) knows that there are about a million little details to consider. Where should the ceremony take place? What colors do you want to use? Should you rent a limo? Should your maid of honor cover up that huge tattoo of Mick Jagger on her back or find a dress to match it? Good luck with that. One thing that doesn’t have to be stressful is the choice of first-dance songs. It doesn’t much matter what your favorite group…
  • Life Is A Series Of “Happy Mistakes” For Heffron Drive

    Lucille Barillae
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Courtesy Big Machine Records Heffron Drive has emerged from the shadow of Kendall Schmidt’s Nickelodeon spotlight and has become one of the foremost bands to watch in 2014. The duo of Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt were a musical unit prior to Schmidt’s star rising with both the band and television show, “Big Time Rush.” The band was originally formed in 2008 after Kendall and Dustin met each other by chance and realized they lived on the same street, Heffron Drive. Subsequently, Belt signed on as BTR’s touring guitarist, and Heffron Drive became a side project.
  • All Grown Up: Young Artists Who Made It Big

    Jennifer Sharp
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
      What do One Direction, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Bow Wow have in common? They were young music artists who made big names for themselves. Some of the young artists on this list even redeemed themselves after tremendous public downfalls.  These young artists are all grown and are taking the world by storm.  Continue reading to find out who has made the list. 1.) One Direction                         One Direction became a worldwide phenomenon after being formed on the seventh season of X Factor UK in July 2010. The group is…
  • 5 Songs That Are A Lot Darker Than They Seem

    ShannonR
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    [contextly_auto_sidebar id="SmtpkKlybFaWBXLQAaXF4rEs1J9Ur0TW"] I find it interesting how easy it is to think a song is about love or something equally ‘bright” when it’s really anything but. Some of the songs we hear are pretty blatant when it comes to what they were about; it’s not too hard to see what Inner Circle’s “Girl, I want to make you sweat…and if you cry out, I’m gonna push it some more” is referring to. Others, however, are not so simple. A lot of the time we don’t listen to the lyrics-we just sing along with the beat. That’s…
  • The Seven Most Controversial Songs Of All Time

    AnthonyArrieta
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    We expect that our music stars break some limits and boundaries–from Elvis Pelvis’s moves to Miley Cyrus behavior.  But sometimes, they go even beyond what most people expect from them. We have compiled songs that have become almost legendary because of their themes, sensitive topics, or because people just saw more than what the authors intended.  In any case, the controversies around them are something we won’t easily forget. 1. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (The Beatles) 60’s music and drugs–you don’t need to be a genius to see a relation.
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    Music Universe

  • Tkay Maidza drops first single ‘Switch Tape’ and announces tour

    musicuniverse
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    One of the hottest talents in the country right now is Tkay Maidza and she’s about to get even hotter! The talented young Adelaide MC and everyone’s favourite tiny-rapper with a dinosaur–large voice Tkay Maidza has just dropped a brand new single Switch Lanes ahead of her debut EP Switch Tape released 24 October. This will be preceded by an exclusive mixtape set to feature a bunch of collabs, new tunes and from what we hear, even a SBTRKT cover! Fresh from rocking stages at the Listen Out festival, Maidza will be travelling the country once more this November and December,…
  • Golden Plains 2015 lineup announced

    musicuniverse
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Aunty Meredith has confirmed the acts that will take the stage at the ninth edition of the Golden Plains music festival in March 2015 and it includes the kings of disco, the Village People! We all know how good the lineup for Golden Plains 2014 was, well Aunty has revealed that the UK’s Aldous Harding, travelling band of brothers The Felice Brothers, songwriting genius Stephen Malkmus, African rockers Bombino as well as Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, punk-folk poppers Twerps and Australian golden girl Courtney Barnett will all take the stage for Golden Plains 2015. Also sharing the…
  • INTERVIEW: Dream Theater

    musicuniverse
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Dream Theater are widely-regarded as the undisputed kings of progressive metal, but the genre-defining pioneers have had to embark on a rocky road over their 30-year existence to get to the top. The band have been thrown their fair share of curve balls over the journey, but the one they were confronted with four years ago dwarfed anything that the famed instrumental section from their classic song ‘Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper’ could throw up. Forget the turbulent decade of the 90s which almost saw constant bickering with record labels bring about their premature demise…
  • Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals reform for Bluesfest 2015

    musicuniverse
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015 organisers have unveiled the festival’s massive second lineup announcement. Organisers have revealed that their highly-anticipated “premiere reunion” is festival favourite Ben Harper teaming up with his old mates The Innocent Criminals. What will be the group’s only Australian performance, the reunion will end a seven year break from performing together. After first playing at Bluesfest in 1996, Ben Harper has since played the festival another seven times, including a headline slot at Bluesfest 2013. Other acts on Bluesfest 2015′s second lineup…
  • Spoon announce 2015 Australian tour

    musicuniverse
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Spoon are returning to Australia in 2015 for an all headline tour. Last here in 2010 for Groovin’ the Moo and prior to that in 2008 for the national Big Day Out and Sydney Festival, Spoon rated the Artist Of The Decade (the best-reviewed band – on average – for the 2000s) by the aggregation site Metacritic, return this time is in support of their latest and greatest album They Want My Soul – like its predecessor, Transference, a top 4 debutant in the mainstream US charts. Featuring the singles ‘Do You’ and ‘Inside Out’, They Want My…
 
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    DEbris-Randomness & Leftovers

  • Listen: Gwen Stefani´s new Track: ‘Baby Don’t Lie ‘

    Deb
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
      First preview from her coming album. What do you think? Comment below or connect with us on Twitter!   Stefani’s new song, released digitally through Mad Love/Interscope Records and co-written with its producers Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, is her first new solo effort since sophomore album Sweet Escape bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 back in 2006. The official video, directed by Sophie Muller (Shakira, The Killers, Blur), will get its full debut Tuesday on Vevo. Artwork for the song was shared over the weekend. Also! Check out our 10 Useless Facts…
  • Breaking News! This Woman Will Play Robin In the Coming Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Deb
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
      According to this article in the Daily Dot: OK Batman fans, prepare yourselves: Jena Malone may be playing Robin in the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Jena Malone, known best for her role as Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games, could be the first female Robin to hit the silver screen. Malone has been seen on the WB set sporting a new red hairdo, which may allude to a Carrie Kelley cameo. This all comes from a report by local news station WILX-10 which caught up with an extra during the filming of Batman V Superman at Michigan State University. The anonymous extra, if…
  • Check out this awesome Cthulu inspired Kickstarter Game!

    Deb
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
      The robot apocalypse gets complicated when tentacle monsters crash the party. Humans are the resource in this epic strategy game. (Click here to get to the Kickstarter Page!) Want to know more about how Human Resources will play? Check out this update. Some big names in games love our pitch! Jerry Holkins of Penny-Arcade has some interesting stuff to say about Human Resources here.   Want to destroy the world? Get in line. Human Resources is a PC real-time strategy game that puts you in command of apocalyptic factions vying to conquer the drifting remains of a shattered Earth.
  • SJ: Marvel’s Civil War vs. DC’s Justice League!

    Deb
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Marvel and DC both dropped HUGE news this week! We break down the superhero showdowns in Civil War and the Justice League of America.     Become a Screen Junkie! ►► http://bit.ly/sjsubscr Watch more Screen Junkies Show ►► http://bit.ly/SJSPlaylist   Marvel Worldwide Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American publisher of comic books and related media. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide’s parent company. Marvel started in 1939 as Timely…
  • GMM: 17 Extreme Pet Homes

    Deb
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
      People have built some incredibly redonkulous homes for their pets!      Rhett & Link, best friends since the first grade, are a comedic duo known for their wildly popular comedic songs and sketches on YouTube, their viral low-budget local commercials, their innovative weekly half-hour variety show, The Mythical Show with Rhett & Link, and their daily morning show, Good Mythical Morning. Their weekly audio podcast, Ear Biscuits, focuses on intimate discussions with other creators who are making their mark in new media. Rhett & Link’s YouTube channels have a…
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    Rockshot

  • Rock Media: Abbey Road Rare Out-takes Auction.

    Rockshot
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Rare outtakes and the final cover shot for The Beatles Abbey Road album will be auctioned at Bloomsbury Auctions’ Photographs & Photobooks sale on Friday 21st November. The set of six photographs commissioned from Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan (1938-2006) as possible designs for the album’s front cover – together with the Abbey Road street sign... The post Rock Media: Abbey Road Rare Out-takes Auction. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Interview: TedZed. Something Wizard.

    Sara Jenkins
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Strolling down Wigmore Street, London in the sweet September rain Sara Jenkins met up with electronic wiz-kid TedZed. Causing something of a stir in certain circles he is a man of many talents and his songwriting is described as having a touch of Bolan, Rundgren and Drake. TedZed has recently signed to BMG and so... The post Interview: TedZed. Something Wizard. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: The Anchoress. One For Sorrow.

    Rockshot
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Every so often we come across an artist with a style that just oozes appeal. This is a super-duper video and her sound is tickety-boo. Mansun singer songwriter Paul Draper is producing the new sound. Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress says: “The video is is feminist manifesto of sorts. It’s made up of vintage... The post Rock Media: The Anchoress. One For Sorrow. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Highasakite. Darth Vader

    Rockshot
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Having recently announced a US tour and appearance at London’s Ja Ja Ja Festival, Norway’s Highasakite have revealed a the video for new single ‘Darth Vader’. The track is taken from their award-winning debut album ‘Silent Treatment’, released earlier this year through Propeller Records. Directed by Joshua Ficklin, the video celebrates the recklessness of youth... The post Rock Media: Highasakite. Darth Vader appeared first on Rockshot.
 
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  • Yuck @ The Lexington, London 18/10/2014

    Jamie Coughlan
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    One thing you can rely on at The Lexington is the Islington pub’s ample choice of delicious alcoholic beverages. My favourite is Flying Scotsman. It is most definitely not YUCK. Ahem. Tumbleweed. Apologies. Speaking of Yuck, you really have no choice but to admire their perseverance. It’s not every band that could survive the departure of a founding member, singer and songwriter as the London based shoegaze/indie/noise rockers did when Daniel Blumberg left the group in April 2013. Not only did Yuck survive, but they also returned with a slightly stylistically different second…
  • Best Gigs In London – 20th to 26th October 2014

    Jamie Coughlan
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    DUMB @ Old Blue Last, London 21/10/2014 Part of the recent resurgence in guitar centric indie bands (see Peace, JAWS, Swim Deep), DUMB are an uptempo, good time band heavily indebted to 80s and 90s American alternative rock. They released their debut EP Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out in August to much acclaim from all the usual suspects. Their gig at the Old Blue Last is FREE. Do it.   Gregory Alan Isakov @ Bush Hall, London 21/10/2014 Folk musician Gregory Alan Isakov is an interesting guy. Speaking to him earlier in the year, he told me all about how he balances his love of horticulture with…
  • London’s The Drink Announce Debut Album

    Jamie Coughlan
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Dark folk trio The Drink have just announced their debut album Company, due for release 1st December via Melodic. The band, whose members are Dearbhla Minogue (also of The Wharves), Daniel Fordham, and David Stewart, have been compared to Throwing Muses of a more folk based Warpaint. Personally, I immediately thought they sounded very much like a version of Minogue’s other band that has never heard of the Breeders. The band have the quite significant honour of impressing independent record store Rough Trade to such a degree that they stocked their first two handmade EPs. The first time…
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson Announces Score For Stephen Hawking Biopic

    Jamie Coughlan
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Having been fans of the Icelandic composer’s work, we can imagine that it is an integral part of the film, titled The Theory of Everything, which will see release in the UK on the 1st January 2015. The film, which apparently focusing on the romance between Stephen and Jane Hawking, stars Eddie Redmayne (epic name) and Felicity Jones. James Marsh directs. Watch the trailer above. “I’m a big fan of James as director – ever since I saw Man on Wire (James Marsh directed documentary) years ago – and I have also always been fascinated by Stephen Hawking, both as a…
  • Loveskills Covers Smashing Pumpkins’ “Luna”

    Jamie Coughlan
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Smashing Pumpkins ring leader Bill Corgan has never shied away from his love for 80s electro pop, and so it should come as no surprise that Brooklyn based producer Loveskills’ synth pop cover of “Luna”, from Smashing Pumpkins’ 1993 opus Siamese Dream, translates perfectly from a slow burning alt rock classic to a jittery synth covered pop jam. I wonder if BillCo would enjoy it. What do you think? The track is the opener on Loveskills’ upcoming EP, Pure, which is slated for release on November 4 2014 via Brooklyn label No Shame (Black Taxi, Pompeya, Felix da…
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    Vonj productions

  • Dignified Friday’s – For the record & your enlightenment

    vonj productions
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    From now on, each Friday until I release my next album I will be going back to my archives and unleashing a free track ONLY to be promoted Via vonjproductions.com This weekend I begin with a track titled “The word” first put out in 2011 on my album (Dignified methods of disturbance) Re released on the self titled album Vonj… enjoy people
  • Civilization

    vonj productions
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I Speak love yet again to all the readers out there, hoping that whatever comes forth from the very depths of my soul will be absorbed into your hearts and minds for your elevation. People wonder why I choose to remain positive, one of the reasons is because I am one who loves a challenge, and it would be way too easy for me to express bitterness, as negativity surrounds us all, but too many people have allowed society to get the better of them. I choose to be like an oasis that will not let the dry desert sand consume it. Our low spirits have caused the world to remain in regression, and now…
  • Rear Inlay story, VNA

    vonj productions
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A CLOSER READ Only 2 Days Left until the album is launched. Stay In the groove Vonj http://www.vonjproductions.com
  • VNA Teaser

    vonj productions
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    It is the countdown to the release of the album V.N.A. Out this weekend 30th august. Just thought I would drop a track out to all my people ahead of time. Song of power Give thanks Vonj http://www.vonjproductions.com
  • VNA album

    vonj productions
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Indeed a new album Out {30th august 2014} Are you people ready??
 
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    Producer Empire

  • Tritik releases tkDelay Public Beta for Mac & Win

    Andrew
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Tritik has released a public beta of tkDelay v1.0, a new delay plugin for Mac OS X and Windows, available in Audio Unit and VST plug-in formats. Key features: Host-synced and free delay times. Infinite feedback loop support. ​Reverse mode. Frequency shifter (per channel). Band-pass filter. Delay times modulation (one LFO per channel). Filter’s frequency modulation (LFO). Overdrive. File based preset system. Intuitive and resizeable UI. 64-bit compatibility for both Mac and Windows. During the beta period, tkdelay can run in demo mode without any features limitation, and is available…
  • Free FilterCrusher from Audio-Assault and Bedroom Producer Blog

    Andrew
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Audio-Assault and Bedroom Producers Blog have released FilterCrusher, a free dual filter effect built around a tube simulation circuit, for Mac OS X and Windows in VST and AU plug-in formats. FilterCrusher features a pair of resonant filters (high pass and low pass) which operate individually. Due to their transparent sound at the lowest resonance setting, the two filters can be used for cleaning up the top and bottom end of audio tracks. At higher resonance settings, they can be used for various creative purposes such as filter sweep effects, boosting certain regions of the frequency…
  • Bitwig and Arturia joining forces to bring Producer Packs

    Andrew
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bitwig and Arturia released a bundle containing Bitwig’s Studio software, Arturia’s Key Lab controller, the Mini V Synth plugin and the Analog Lab Synth plugin. The Producer Pack as this bundle is called is available in 3 versions the difference being made by the Key Lab version included. There is a 25 key version and 49 key version and a 61 key version. Prices for this bundle, in the same order as above, are $349, $399 and $499 which makes the bundle a must grab. If you were to buy things separately with the small 25 key version of Key lab the whole pack would cost well over $800. That…
  • Novation announced Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface and USB Hub

    Andrew
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Novation has announced Audiohub 2×4, a combined audio interface and USB hub designed for electronic music production. Pricing and release date have not yet been announced. Audiohub 2×4 provides a low latency stereo input, four high quality audio outputs and a loud headphone output, all in a compact and tough aluminium case with 96kHz, 24-bit ‘Focusrite Sound Inside’. Its integrated USB hub powers up to three USB devices simultaneously, meaning a single power supply can power an entire setup, and connect everything to a computer (or even an iPad with a Camera Connection…
  • How to make money with your home studio

    Andrew
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This is an article mostly for the newcomers of the whole idea of home studios, however I think there is something for everybody here and that being said let’s get into it. A general rule of thumb is that whatever you do, strive to do it at the best of your abilities and you already surpass most of your competition. In the last past couple of months I was constantly disappointed by various professionals because they either literally had no idea what they were doing but capitalized on the fact that neither did the client or just did a poor job to rush to the payment and the service left a ton…
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    iTunes Zone

  • Trayce – You Know (feat. Show Banga & Rayven Justice) – Single (2014)

    elniwalker
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, R&B/Soul Released: Sep 22, 2014 ℗ 2014 Trayce DOWNLOAD | ituneszone.org The post Trayce – You Know (feat. Show Banga & Rayven Justice) – Single (2014) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Alvaro & Van Dalen – Oldskool – Single (2014)

    elniwalker
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Genres: Dance, Music Released: Oct 13, 2014 ℗ 2014 Doorn / SpinninRecords.com DOWNLOAD | ituneszone.org The post Alvaro & Van Dalen – Oldskool – Single (2014) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie – Single (2014) (iTunes Version)

    John Kingman
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Artist: Gwen Stefani Single: Baby Don’t Lie  (2014) (iTunes Version) Baby Don’t Lie is a new single of American singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani. It was released on iTunes on 20 Oct 2014. DOWNLOAD The post Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie – Single (2014) (iTunes Version) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • Nelly – M.O. (Deluxe Edition) [Explicit] (2013)

    elniwalker
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Released: 27 September 2013 ℗ 2013 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. DOWNLOAD | ituneszone.org The post Nelly – M.O. (Deluxe Edition) [Explicit] (2013) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
  • R3hab & NERVO – Ready for the Weekend (feat. Ayah Marar) [Don Diablo Remix] – Single (2014)

    elniwalker
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Genres: House, Music, Dance Released: Oct 13, 2014 ℗ 2014 Spinnin’ Remixes / SpinninRecords.com DOWNLOAD | ituneszone.org The post R3hab & NERVO – Ready for the Weekend (feat. Ayah Marar) [Don Diablo Remix] – Single (2014) appeared first on iTunes Zone.
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  • News: Aidonia & JOP Launch Scholarship Worth $300,000

    Chantel'e Marie
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Helping the Youths Dem Last Friday the ‘One Voice Foundation’ and ‘Sheldon Lawrence Scholarship’ was launched by Aidonia and JOP as an educational venture. The $300,000 Jamaican Dollars, initiative for Maxfield Park primary school in Kingston, will be assisting a handful of bright students with their education. Whilst four will receive $20,000 book vouchers annually, one exceptional student will also gain The post News: Aidonia & JOP Launch Scholarship Worth $300,000 appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Rockerz Presents…’They Don’t Know’ Back to Basic Dancehall Workshops

    Chantel'e Marie
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    It almost goes without saying that dancing is a major part of dancehall music. How we move to the riddims and interact with the baselines, are key to what separates dancehall from any other type of music. In its rawest form, dancehall can turn the shyest wallflower into a dancing dynamite, with the potential of The post Rockerz Presents…’They Don’t Know’ Back to Basic Dancehall Workshops appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • EBOLA VIRUS Statistics: Separating Fact from Fear

    Chantel'e Marie
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Whether you are following the news or looking at social media, the EBOLA VIRUS has become the spotlight. From reports of zombies about the place, to people refusing human handshakes, our irrational thoughts have taken over…. This is after all ‘the worst Ebola epidemic since it was first identified in 1976.’ The news speaks about West The post EBOLA VIRUS Statistics: Separating Fact from Fear appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Autumn 2104: Dancehall Music Video’s

    Chantel'e Marie
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    It’s been a little while since I published a bashment dancehall 2014 music video list. Truth be told, I’ve just been enjoying the Words & Riddims autumn reggae vibrations list and preeing the dancehall scene from afar. Now that October has set in I wanted to share some new tracks. It’s that time of year The post Autumn 2104: Dancehall Music Video’s appeared first on Words and Riddims.
  • Dancehall Anthem: Champion – Yellow Man ft Various Musical Stars

    Chantel'e Marie
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Yellow Man’s new song Champion features various legends in dancehall music. Whoever said there’s  too many wars and not enough collaborations in dancehall, needs to think again. Yellow Man known for countless hits during the 80s and 90s, has teamed up with a bag of Jamaica’s finest artistes, for his hit new song/video. This is the The post Dancehall Anthem: Champion – Yellow Man ft Various Musical Stars appeared first on Words and Riddims.
 
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  • Charlotte Hip Hop Still Rising, Mike Lovehall Releases “Night Drive”

    Leona Taylor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Win or lose. We Tried… Love Never had a chance with Us…   Mike Lovehall returns to our playlists and proves his self again with the smooth “Night Drive ” mixtape. His new work includes fan favorites like “Playing in the Wind” and the feel good track “Sunset”. The five track-listed mixtape holds a lot of weight for the city of Charlotte. Lovehall is always dedicated to providing his fans quality music at the perfect time. Play this for that Night Drive   The post Charlotte Hip Hop Still Rising, Mike Lovehall Releases “Night…
  • THIS IS HIP HOP: The Light In the Addict Feat. Action Bronson & Black Atlass

    Leona Taylor
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    via Hotnewhiphop.com   Party Supplies recruit Action Bronson and Black Atlass for “The Light In The Addict”. Action Bronson and Party Supplies have proved themselves as an unstoppable team with the Blue Chips series. Despite plenty of great production collaborators, Bronson always seems most at home on the unique work of Supplies, and their new track is no exception. Technically a Party Supplies-fromted record, both Bronson and Black Atlass provide vocals, but as usual Action is the centre of attention here. His colorful rhymes quickly turn to a bluesy croon, which he…
  • R&B New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid x “Soul of a Woman”

    Leona Taylor
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    There is nothing like a man singing his heart   The post R&B New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid x “Soul of a Woman” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • JUST R&B: @_LenaChanel x “On My Mind”

    Leona Taylor
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Indie R&B is the new black.. The beautiful Lena Chanel releases another smooth track off her upcoming project “Vivid”. Check this soultress out and let us know what you think! The post JUST R&B: @_LenaChanel x “On My Mind” appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
  • Get Hip to: Raleigh’s Own, R&B Singer CJ Allen @Sohandsome Hot Mixtape R&Gz II

    Leona Taylor
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Raleigh native, CJ Allen released his anticipated mixtape “R&Gz II” and it is a certified banger! The project contains 7 tracks plus features from artists like Shanice Monee, Mikey Moretti, Plus Almighty, & Crystal Diamond. CJ does his thing for ladies with tracks like “fantasy ride” and “FMH”. Get Hip to CJ Allen soundcloud: cjallen919 twitter: sohandsome   The post Get Hip to: Raleigh’s Own, R&B Singer CJ Allen @Sohandsome Hot Mixtape R&Gz II appeared first on MahoganyMindVerse.
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  • Live review: Blonde Redhead @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

    Alex Durham
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    A two decade dance Anyone who waited patiently for the release of Blonde Redhead’s September album Barragán, with a mixture of heady expectancy and churning anxiety, may understand my comparison of the initial experience to a detached, sombre waltz with flaccid art pop. After experiencing the band’s performance huddled together with several hundred at a sold out show in Islington’s Assembly Hall, Kazu Makino, Amadeo and Simone Pace have managed to convince me – and those who shared the experience – that it was a dance worth committing to. Though Blonde Redhead span 21…
  • Syro adds another impressive chapter to the work of Aphex Twin: an album review of Syro

    Stephen Felgate
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Falling into the category of musicians-who-once-released-albums-on-a-semi-regular-basis-only-to-stop-abruptly-coming-back-decades-later, is now Aphex Twin. After about 13 years of what seems to be a stint in solitary confinement, Syro was released, much to our excitement and appreciation! Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, is the latest to emerge from what was such an uncharacteristic break from the world of electronic music. Having released 5 albums in the decade prior, Syro is his first release since 2001’s Drukqs. After such a long break from recording and releasing music it’s…
  • Thom Yorke Releases New Album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Via BitTorrent

    Bizarre Culture
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Radiohead Frontman Thom Yorke has released his second solo album,Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, via BitTorrent. The audio and video for “A Brain in a Bottle” are available for free download, while the full album costs $6.00. The album will also be available on vinyl and in a box set. Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is Yorke’s solo follow up to 2006’s The Eraser, and his first album since last year’s Atoms for Peace LP Amok. Yorke praised the Torrent system saying, “The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’…
  • Stream Midland Sparks Debut EP Rundrum

    Bizarre Culture
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Rundrum EP by Midland Sparks Rundrum is the debut EP by Midland SparksThe three tracks are seemingly an experiment in electronica as Midland Sparks try to establish their sound, which is a mix of forceful and fast-paced industrial sounds, sometimes ethereal chord progressions, lulling beats and maybe a siren or two thrown in there for good measure. The style is formed around the basics of drum & bass music, drawing influences from a plethora of genres such as footwork, halfstep, hip hop, trap etc.; it exists seamlessly in the 170 BPM tempo bracket to create a sound that is fast, fresh…
  • An Interview with Tkay Maidza

    Bizarre Culture
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    18 year old Tkay Maidza is an upcoming Australian hip hop artist who just collaborated with Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok to produce a song called ‘Finish Them’. Tkay launched into Adelaide’s music scene last year and she’s already making waves around the world with her catchy sound. We had the chance to talk to Tkay about her background, influences, upcoming projects and future plans. What was it like growing up in Australia? How did your environment shape your musical preferences? Growing up in Australia was fun; I was totally oblivious to everything. Not a lot goes down in…
 
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  • Building an App on iOS 8 still compatible with iOS7

    mDecks Music
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    My new app 20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra has been available on the App Store for over a week now. We’ve had many downloads apparently with no issues. Yesterday a user wrote us an email saying the app was crashing right after launching. I knew right away it had something to do with the user’s device or IOS. I downloaded the app from the App Store on an iPad running IOS 7.1.1 and the app crashed right away. I tried it in XCode with the iPad 2 simulator and the app run perfectly but, as soon I connected my iPad with IOS 7 and run it from XCode the app crashed again…
  • 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free with in-app purchases ready for sale.

    mDecks Music
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    After 12 days waiting for review, 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free version 1.2 is now ready for sale. The user has now the option of purchasing a preferred groove module. For example: If you’d like to access all the Rock & Pop grooves only, you may do so by purchasing only that module. I think this will be a nice feature on the free version since the user already has access to two grooves for every single style. They can try them and choose the style they want to work with first and then when they are ready they can download the next module. Apple does send you a nice email with all…
  • The importance of the In-App Purchase Screenshot

    mDecks Music
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Yesterday, after 14 days, a new version of our music app Rhythmic Vocabulary for All Instruments Vol. 1 was Rejected by the review team on Apple. This version of the app has an in-app purchase where the user can buy Vol. II within the app. I made two mistakes when submitting the app for review: I forgot to upload a in-app screenshot, which is not optional and it is said to be used in the review process only. I did not add the In-App Purchase on the main screen for the app submission In the email from Apple, they described generic problems with in-app purchases but they do not tell you…
  • 20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra is ready for sale

    mDecks Music
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Today, after 13 days waiting for review on the App Store, our new saxophone app “20 Saxophone Tricks of the Trade by Mario Cerra“ changed it status to in Review. Just a few hours later it was processing for the App Store and is now Ready for Sale. As I’ve explained on the recent post: How to find out the App Store Average Review Time, developers can submit their App Store review waiting time by tweeting using the hashtag: #iosreviewtime …which I will tweet in a few minutes
  • 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free is waiting for review

    mDecks Music
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Today we submitted the new version of 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves Free. I added 4 modules that are available as in-app purchases,using the method I described on my previous post In App Purchase 60 Top Hat Piano Grooves is a great piano app for piano students and players who want to improve their comping technique in many different styles. We will see how long it takes… Tagged: app developer, app store, ios developer, iosreviewtime, music apps, piano app, waiting for review
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  • [TOUR DIARY] David Satori recaps first nights of Creature Carnival

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the most anticipated concert events of the fall is finally in full swing. The Creature Carnival tour featuring Beats Antique, Shpongle, Emancipator, and Lafa Taylor kicked off its monthlong tour in Madison, WI and Fargo, ND earlier this week, and heads into St. Paul, Minnesota tonight, with two huge performances slated for Chicago's Riviera Theatre this weekend.
  • Suwannee Hulaween 2014 reveals its schedule!

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    With two weeks left to go, Suwannee Hulaween has released its 2014 schedule, with an emphasis put on a few overlapping sets as possible. Which is frankly a difficult task considering the inordinate amount of talent filling the fall festivals' bill. Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), Emancipator, and so many more decorate this monster roster, along with seven total sets from hosts The String Cheese Incident. A silent disco also lets the music go late, some of our absolute favorites like Thibault, Ployd, and Marc Freccero.
  • The M Machine get silly with Just Like, OWSLA EP out 11-11

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Just so you don't get the ideas that The M Machine is all post-apocalyptic, dystopian space nightmares and concept albums about silent era Nietzschean German film, the Bay Area shows us its sillier side with "Just Like," the title track from the band's forthcoming OWSLA release, slated for a November 11th drop.
  • [PHOTOS] Kill The Noise crushes Club Nokia in LA (Oct 11, 2014)

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Photographer Juliana Bernstein caught Kill The Noise at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on October 11, 2014.
  • Papadosio, EOTO headline Hoopla in the Hills March 26-29, 2015

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fall tours have only just started to take off, but our thoughts are turning to festival season, already. The 9th annual Hoopla in the Hills today announced its headliners, and a lot of our favorite electronic acts have made the first round. Papadosio will be headlining the jam-heavy festival for two-nights. The band from Ohio returns to Pataskala, just 20 minutes east of Columbus, shortly after headlining Resonance on the same grounds two weeks ago. The location at Frontier Ranch is a new one for the longstanding festival, which boasts a massive indoor tent for its main stage, which will keep…
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  • Learn to be a Drummer – The three “P’s” (Part 1)

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Learn to be a Drummer: The three “P’s” (Part 1) Part 1. Pride by Brian West This article will help you learn to be a drummer.  You will be the first one to load into a gig, and the last one to leave. During the set up time, you are meticulous—taking inventory of parts, and instruments, […] The post Learn to be a Drummer – The three “P’s” (Part 1) appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song By Bob Clayton Soloing on guitar is a blast, but when presented with a new song or guitar backing track, how do you know what to play? The purpose of this article is to explain how you can start soloing to just about any song within […] The post How to Play Guitar Solos to Virtually Any Song appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling”

    Preston Scott
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling” By Cal Coleman Let your ear, your instinct, and your soul be your guide. I am going to talk about some of the intangible parts of music in this article rather than just mechanics. I want to focus on how to create the “feel” when learning […] The post Learning the Bass Guitar – “Listen for the Feeling” appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • My First Gig as a Bass Player

    Bob Clayton
    15 Jun 2013 | 3:22 pm
    by Bob Clayton The other day a friend of mine  named Charley asked me to play bass guitar for him at a small party.  I explained that I’m really more of a drummer and guitarist and that I’m not all that great on the bass.  In fact, I had never played bass with other live […] The post My First Gig as a Bass Player appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
  • How to Solo on Guitar to Virtually Any Song

    Bob Clayton
    19 May 2013 | 10:16 am
    Soloing on guitar is a blast, but when presented with a new song or backing track, how do you know what to play? The purpose of this article is to explain how you can start soloing to just about any song within seconds. The post How to Solo on Guitar to Virtually Any Song appeared first on Best Backing Tracks.
 
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  • Turnstyle Tunes

    Sam Moir
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
      New or old, great or, well, slightly dodgy. Here’s what the Turnstyle office have been getting down to this week. Hoggy says: Going back a few years for some relaxing beats from Massive Attack. Rich says: A classic which never gets old! Luke says: A perfect end-of-summer indie–pop tune full of strained female vocals and jangling guitars from Canadian band Alvaays. Adam says: This haunting but catchy vocal from the powerhouse that is Kelis will pack out the halloween dance floors. Out the end of November. Michael says: The Godfather of Grime is back with a bang. Tom says: A…
  • Pick of the Weekend: XOYO Loves

    Sam Moir
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
      Saturday sees one of biggest dance acts of the 90s headline the third XOYO Loves event of the autumn. Groove Armada will also be bringing some of the biggest dance talents of today to Electric Brixton in south London. Chris Malinchak, the producer behind the number two hit So Good To Me, has been announced as a special guest for the party. Food Music head honcho and deep house don Shadow Child complete the line-up alongside young guns Bodhi and Casino Times. Malinchak, Turnstyle tip for the night, plays the show as the last date of his European tour ahead of the release of his new…
  • Young Guns: Liv

    Sam Moir
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
      Who is she? Liv first came to our attention just over a week ago when we stumbled upon her first upload, a track called Come A Little Closer. The track has been played nearly 25,000 times on SoundCloud. What’s her story? Born to an English-South American f