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  • Review: FKA Twigs - LP1 [Album]

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    BenG_Writes
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    An interesting stage persona can make all the difference to a singers career. Prince may be a brilliant musician, but it's hard to separate the legend of his music from his eccentric style and inability to retain a moniker. The thing is, sometimes a quirky persona can cloud a genuine talent, and when the artist image begins to unravel the music is put on the back burner. That's why artists like Prince are so prone to 're-invent' themselves every few years, it helps bring the focus back onto the music. With interesting personas becoming more infrequent in modern music, it's refreshing to see…
  • Style: Nike Taps Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design For New “Nike Court” Collection

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    Morgan Witt
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design has been tapped by Nike to introduce its latest range of sportswear apparel with the Nike Court Collection for the U.S. Open. Nike Court is fueled by their overall design philosophy of “future heritage.” A respect for the past to innovate for the future. Leveraging a palette of deep navy blue […]
  • Tiptop Audio MA808

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    Oliver Chesler
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    I would dare to say the only thing electronic drum wise out there better than a real Roland TR-808 is the Tiptop Audio Eurorack drum modules. The reason I say that is each module actually gets the sound right but is also controllable in a creative modular environment. It’s not just the sound they get correct. It’s also the pressure or chest feel. Tiptop gets it right. The fact that you can then take these sounds a throw them into Euclidean sequencers, Echophons, Plague Bearer’s etc is just fantastic. They just released the MA808 which emulates the TR-808s Maracas. $99 USD.
  • Slow Motion Movie Supercut

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    Lilithia (/music/member/Lilithia)
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Vimeo: The ultimate slow motion movie supercut. 113 films in 6 minutes from Olympia (1938) to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Edited & Produced by Leigh Singer. Films Featured (in order of appearance) Raging Bull (1980) – MGM/UA Mean Streets (1973) – Warner Bros. Apocalypse Now (1979) – UA/Zoetrope Donnie Darko (2001) – Metrodome Dredd (2012) – Entertainment Film In The Mood for Love (2001) – Palisades Tartan Elephant (2003) – HBO/Fine Line American History X (1998) – New Line The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – Buena Vista Bad Boys (1995) – Columbia TriStar Chungking Express…
  • 10 Soccer Movies that Rise Above the Clichés

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    27 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    10 Soccer Movies that Rise Above the Clichés
 
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  • Colin Huntley

    deankings
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Buzz Track: Best I Never Had Colin Huntley has become a Kings favorite and is an emerging singer/songwriter & guitarist based in Austin, TX. He released his first EP “ECLECTIC” in December, 2012, and his second EP “Best I Never Had” was released March 2014 along with the official music video for the lead single Best I Never Had. The band also released “Live At Roots” with 10 original songs recorded at Roots-Bistro in Georgetown, TX. Colin is currently writing material with members of Blue October. Colin is an artist to watch. Contact:…
  • Sonata Kay

    deankings
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Buzz Track: World War Sonata Kay is a London-based singer/songwriter. She is currently recording her debut EP and playing live shows in and around London. This single was produced by Phoenix Keyz, who produced tracks for YMCMB, StarTrak Ent and more. Her sound is best described as an infusion of Soul and Urban Pop. She has performed at The Garage in London, as a supporting act for GJan, as well as other venues such as The Abbeys Tavern, The Corner Shop, and The Boogaloo. The next show is 9/21/14 at Paradise in Kensal Green. Contact: sonatakay.music@gmail.com
  • The Silent Scene

    deankings
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Buzz Track: Collecting Hearts The Silent Scene who hails from NY refer to themselves as an electro-house/indie-dance/ pop band. They recently their first five song EP. The band is a former Disney Idol winner, and was backed by Disney when they were younger and were recently featured on VEVO’s homepage for their latest video release, “Collecting Hearts.” They were also featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy”. The Silent Scene is an artist to watch. Contact: fearlessmurf@gmail.com
  • The Top 13 Steps to Take Now to Book More Gigs

    deankings
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    The Ultimate Self-Marketing Checklist for Musicians The Top 13 Steps to Take Now to Book More Gigs Being a working artist is pretty similar to owning your own business – except as an artist, you’re the CEO, the salesman, and the assistant…not to mention the actual product being sold. But one of your most important roles is that of marketer. You could have the most earth-shatteringly beautiful voice or play the harp like an actual angel, but if no one knows about you, you won’t go far in profiting from your amazing talents. If you’re like most creative people, you’d much rather…
  • Lazy Lee

    deankings
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Lazy Lee is a Canadian electro/pop band from Montreal.  With members coming from different musical backgrounds including pop, rock, funk, jazz, R&B, gospel and electronic music, the blend that emerged from this collaboration is a unique sonic signature that defines the group. Their first album entitled Electromagnetic Circus, produced by Luc Tellier (Simple Plan, The New Cities, The Mission District, The Playdates, Colorsound, Marie-Mai),  is part of the “Best of 2013″ according to BRBR-TFO. Check out the track Full Circle. Contact: media@lazyleemusic.com
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  • Review: FKA Twigs - LP1 [Album]

    BenG_Writes
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    An interesting stage persona can make all the difference to a singers career. Prince may be a brilliant musician, but it's hard to separate the legend of his music from his eccentric style and inability to retain a moniker. The thing is, sometimes a quirky persona can cloud a genuine talent, and when the artist image begins to unravel the music is put on the back burner. That's why artists like Prince are so prone to 're-invent' themselves every few years, it helps bring the focus back onto the music. With interesting personas becoming more infrequent in modern music, it's refreshing to see…
  • WATCH | Lust For Youth - 'New Boys'

    Jeremy Daniel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Copenhagen trio Lust For Youth share their video for ‘New Boys’. The track is taken from the band’s International LP, which was released earlier this year via Sacred Bones Records. Speaking about the video, director Frederik Valentin said: "For the narcotic summer vibe tune "New Boys" I saw no other option than making a video featuring my 11-year-old kid brother, presenting the Danish nature and the innocent beauty of his adolescence. To do so my brother and I spent our first vacation together. On our way, we filmed at numerous locations all over Denmark. We traveled from the North Sea…
  • Review: Simon Waldram/Halaka - Swalaka [Album]

    steffers
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    I rarely buy cassettes these days. In the 80s, they were virtually all I bought as I only owned a cassette player. Occasionally, I make an exception – this time it was for new cassette label Phase Velocity’s debut release. I originally became aware of Simon Waldram after he liked some photos I took of a fellow singer/song-writer/acoustic guitarist. I gave some of his earlier songs a listen and liked his voice and overall sound, but it was his limited edition release on his own label which is a split tape of tracks by himself and American noise rock band Halaka entitled Swalaka that…
  • Review & Photos: Milky Chance @ KOKO, Camden [Live]

    ShenSalih
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tuesday 26th August. Kate Bush's first gig in 35 years. Was I there? No. Instead I was at Koko watching Milky Chance. Do I wish I'd seen Kate Bush instead. Yes. Do I think that any of the hipster crowd of Milky Chance could identify Kate Bush in a line up of various shrubbery? No. They'd be too busy picking out a new pair of thick rimmed glasses to match their aztec print t-shirt. Crowd-busting aside (see what I did there? Probably not). Milky Chance are talented, there's no denying that whatsoever. Their take on the DJ/Vocal duo thing is really interesting, throwing into the mix guitars from…
  • AltSounds Exclusive Premiere: WATCH | Glass Delirium - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

    Chris MUG5 Maguire
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Since conception, Glass Delirium has been exploring the depths of what it means to create. They are a progressive alternative rock band with roots in classical, jazz, pop, metal, and soundtracks. Crafting a marriage between the marketable and the experimental, every song they write spins a web of individuality that radiates passion and pulls you by your heartstrings deeper into the stylistic niche they have developed. Today we are lucky enough to be able to premiere Glass Delirium's brand new video for their cover of Journey's "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)." Glass Delirium's "Separate Ways…
 
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  • Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her Boobs In Less Censored Nude ‘V’ Magazine Pic

    Mike Wass
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Miley Cyrus recently posed nude for V magazine and the world makes sense again. I mean, there’s only so many scary selfies and semi-disturbing pet pig pics you can flick through without missing the diva’s scandalous unclothed antics of 2013. Earlier today (August 28) she posted a preview of the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed shoot but it was heavily censored. Happily, she just shared a more explicit version. While the 21-year-old’s boobs are still covered, this time by well-placed smiley faces, it’s still fairly confronting. She looks gorgeous (and the bed of stuffed animals…
  • Iggy Azalea Turned Down The Chance To Work On Ariana Grande’s Debut LP ‘Yours Truly’

    Mike Wass
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Iggy Azalea turned down the chance to work on Ariana Grande‘s debut LP Yours Truly because she mistook the pint-sized diva for a child. “She reached out to me for her first album,” the “Fancy” hitmaker revealed in an interview with Grammy.com. “And I didn’t do it even though I thought she was amazing because I thought she was much younger than what she is.” “When I realized she was so close to my age, I was like — wait you’re an adult!” the Australian rap queen continues. “I felt that my music was kind of so risque and…
  • Electric Youth Perform ‘Drive’ Soundtrack Hit “A Real Hero” Live On Camera For The First Time: Watch

    Robbie Daw
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Ryan Gosling noir thriller Drive is the type of movie that doesn’t leave your head for days (weeks, years…) once you see it, and a large part of the film’s draw is its addictive electro-pop soundtrack — in particular, College and Electric Youth‘s dreamy tune “A Real Hero.” Cut to three years later, and Electric Youth, a Canadian duo consisting of real-life couple Bronwyn Griffin and Austin Garrick, are releasing their debut LP Innerworld on September 30. Ahead of that, the pair and their touring band recently shot a live video in a Toronto studio where…
  • Lil’ Kim Drops A Short But Sweet Remix Of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”: Listen

    Mike Wass
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Motherhood hasn’t mellowed Lil’ Kim one iota. The Queen Bee returned with a vengeance by scalping Nicki Minaj in scathing remixes of Beyonce‘s “***Flawless” and Rae Sremmurd‘s “No Flex Zone”. Today (August 28), she turns down the hate on a short — it only goes for 55 seconds! — but enjoyable overhaul of Iggy Azalea‘s summer smash “Fancy”. “Fly girl I should have my own airline, Chanel belt couple thousand on my waistline,” Kim raps over that unmistakeable beat. “I might waste money but I don’t waste…
  • Redfoo Returns With “New Thang”: Watch The Sexy Sax Man-Featuring Video

    Mike Wass
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    If you’re still mourning the loss of dance legends LMFAO (and, let’s face it, who isn’t?), new music from afro-toting frontman Redfoo is balm for the soul. “New Thang” is being promoted as the lead single from the 38-year-old’s debut LP — what does that make Australian chart-topper “Let’s Get Ridiculous”? — and features the talents of Sexy Sax Man. Despite being the latest in an increasingly long line of “Talk Dirty”-inspired sax-heavy club anthems, Redfoo’s party jam is impossible to hate. (Feel free to try, though).
 
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  • Robin Williams’ Other Lasting Legacy

    Natasha Sapp
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Robin Williams’ other lasting legacy may well come from his death, as tragic as it is; his other lasting legacy just might be, for the better of the world, changing the face of depression, deepening our awareness of clinical depression and its realities.Read More
  • Slipknot Reveals Album Details and Releases New Song and More!

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Slipknot’s upcoming fifth album entitled “.5: The Grey Chapter” being a possible prequel to the previous albums, is out via Roadrunner Records on October 21st 2014. The album’s artwork, tracklisting and new single off this …Read More
  • WAYNE STATIC Announces Co-Headline Tour with Powerman 5000

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    WAYNE STATIC the founding member and leader of Evil Disco innovators Static-X will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headline run with Powerman 5000. American Head Charge will provide support on most dates. …Read More
  • American’s Mike and Jim One Frightening Duo

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    American are a frightening enigma, one of those musical projects that were birthed at the outskirts of everything, at the very edge of existence, within a remote wasteland of complete anti-human introversion and detachment. Nothing …Read More
  • FOR TODAY RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “MOLOTOV”

    rocknmetalwriter
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    For Today have released their new video for the song “Molotov”. Check it out HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News
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  • 80's soft Rock anthem for the Hound: Glory of Thrones

    DerHasisttot (/music/member/DerHasisttot)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    "@bonecage & facebook.com/bonecage Get this track free at http://thebonecage.bandcamp.com I love Game of Thrones, and the Hound has always been my favorite character. Also, I like Peter Cetera and sweet 80s anthems. This is a song about the Hound set to the greatest song ever made used in the best movie ever made about some badass Karate fighting."
  • Minor Key Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Morganth (/music/member/Morganth)
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    What happens when you take a peppy 80's song and put it in a minor key. Hauntingly awesome!
  • Slow Motion Movie Supercut

    Lilithia (/music/member/Lilithia)
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Vimeo: The ultimate slow motion movie supercut. 113 films in 6 minutes from Olympia (1938) to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Edited & Produced by Leigh Singer. Films Featured (in order of appearance) Raging Bull (1980) – MGM/UA Mean Streets (1973) – Warner Bros. Apocalypse Now (1979) – UA/Zoetrope Donnie Darko (2001) – Metrodome Dredd (2012) – Entertainment Film In The Mood for Love (2001) – Palisades Tartan Elephant (2003) – HBO/Fine Line American History X (1998) – New Line The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – Buena Vista Bad Boys (1995) – Columbia TriStar Chungking Express…
  • The Emmys 2014: Weird Al Yankovic Performs Show Themes

    Lilithia (/music/member/Lilithia)
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    YouTube: Weird Al Yankovic and Andy Samberg put a literal twist on the theme songs of the year's biggest nominees at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • Elephants Boogie to Bach

    PlayhousePals (/music/member/PlayhousePals)
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    I don't know how savage these beasts are but Bach seems to hit the dancing groove spot! YouTube: Me warming up for my performance of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI. I decided to go outside and play a bit for Kelly and Viola, 44 and 45 year-old elephants that have lived together for most of their lives. I found out that elephants REALLY like Bach...
 
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    Stereogum

  • The Weeknd – “King Of The Fall” Video

    Stereogum
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The Weeknd shared one-off track “King Of The Fall” earlier this year to promote the announcement of a five-date tour with ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko. Just a few weeks before that tour is set to begin, he’s shared a video for the song. It’s a typical Weeknd affair, featuring slick production values and pretty girls, all while Abel Tesafaye walks around in slo-mo and pretends to be an innocent observer even as his lyrics betray otherwise. Watch below.Read More...
  • Watch Killer Mike Talk Ferguson On Fox News

    Stereogum
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Killer Mike is one of the great interviews in all of popular music, as he showed in a recent CNN appearance, in which he talked, with great eloquence and emotion, about the fucking absurd police presence at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. But Mike also appears to know how to tailor his message to his audience, and he came off just as well earlier this week, when he was interviewed on Fox Business Network (by the former Alternative Nation VJ Kennedy!) to talk about the police presence in Ferguson. Mike’s father is a former Atlanta police officer, and on Fox, he talked about how the…
  • The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

    Stereogum
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ariana Grande’s sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children’s TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is — a compendium of conservative yet youthful takes on a wide range of styles with a relatively hip slate of guests including the Weeknd, Big Sean, and Childish Gambino. As the stylistic gulf between the sassy, brassy “Problem” and the EDM-poppy “Break Free” hinted at,…
  • Sea Oleena – “If I’m”

    Stereogum
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Sea Oleena will soon release an album titled Shallow, though her new single, “If I’m,” sounds anything but. It’s a wonderfully atmospheric piece that stretches the definition of a singer-songwriter to its most ambient and spacious limit. Oleena’s work has been deservedly compared to Grouper’s most song-oriented material, but “If I’m” weaves in some snapping beats and sharp strings, building tension without releasing it too soon. Where you might expect the song to finally boil over, it moves instead into an even lovelier ambient comedown,…
  • SOHN – “The Chase”

    Stereogum
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    SOHN is a British-born and Vienna-based dance producer who got some shine for remixing Disclosure and who released his debut album Tremors earlier this year. Today, he’s shared a non-album loosie called “The Chase,” a warm, bubbling synth-soul track with some lovely adult-contempo vocals and a strong sense of atmosphere. Give it a listen below.Read More...
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    SiriusBuzz

  • Anthony Cumia Launches Podcast Show

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Embattled radio host Anthony Cumia has launched his podcast show and subscribers can now hear the opinionated host any time they want.  Cumia will do 4 shows a week live from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Better yet… it is no longer just radio.  That’s right, the Anthony Cumia show is recorded in HD for your listening AND viewing pleasure. Cumia was fired from SiriusXM just prior to July 4th for a series of Tweets he sent on his personal time involving a confrontation with a woman in Times Square.  The Tweets were said to have racial and violent undertones.  Cumia was the…
  • SiriusXM To Launch Pitbull Channel in 2015

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    SiriusXM announced today it has joined forces with global music superstar Pitbull to create a channel featuring music by the international pop star as well as his personal musical selections.  The move is the latest in a series of exclusive content offerings that the satellite radio platform uses to differentiate itself from its competitors.  The new channel will be curated by Pitbull and will feature music from across multiple genres exclusively for SiriusXM listeners.  In addition, the channel will be anchored by a weekly show hosted by Pitbull himself.  If you have not figured it out…
  • Liberty Media Now Controls 56% of SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    The ownership of Liberty Media in SiriusXM has been able to increase even while the company sold shares back to SiriusXM.  This happened because SiriusXM is in the midst of a share buyback program that has the company buying up shares in both the open market as well as private agreements.  SiriusXM’s stock has been in a funk ever since early this year when Liberty floated a buyout offer that the media giant ultimately pulled off of the table.  Previously Liberty Media ownership in SiriusXM was at the 53% level. If Liberty Media does not participate in the $2 billion in share buybacks…
  • July Auto Sales Strong, But Below Expectations

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    The headlines for auto sales in July of 2014 will read in a disappointing fashion, but the reality is that overall we saw a 9% gain over last year.  Expectations were for a gain of about 11%, which is why the street seems to feel that the sales in July were a miss.  The industry sold almost 1.43 million cars in the month, and July was actually about 11,000 units better than June. For satellite radio, the numbers for July were very positive.  The mid summer action in the new car channel has been a big boost in seeing the installation of more radios than we have seen in years.  If SiriusXM…
  • SiriusXM Kicks Off NFL Training Camp Season Coverage

    Spencer Osborne
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    SiriusXM will kick off its 10th annual SiriusXM NFL Radio Training Camp Tour today, July 25, broadcasting live from all 32 NFL teams’ training camps and giving fans the most comprehensive radio coverage available as the 2014 NFL season approaches.  Football has been a satellite radio staple since the early days of the service and the coverage offered is something that passionate fans of football have gravitated to for years.  Seeing the top caliber coverage continue is a testament to SiriusXM as well as the NFL. SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts will broadcast live on location from each…
 
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    Roger McGuinn's Folk Den

  • 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 […]
  • Take A Drink On Me

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

    McGuinn
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    How do I download this Mp3? Mp3: The Lazy Farmer Boy – Click To Play Another fine song from The Anthology of American Folk Music. I emulated the performance of Buster Carter and Preston Young, staying in the same key and tempo. It’s a tale of a misunderstanding between a corn farmer who has lost […]
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    XLR8R News and Features

  • RBMA to Launch Video Game Music Documentary Series Featuring Flying Lotus, Kode9, and More; Watch the Trailer Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Ahead of the Red Bull Music Academy's fast-approaching 2014 session in Tokyo, Japan, the academy has unveiled plans to launch Diggin' in the Carts, a documentary series that will "explore the secret history of Japanese video game music." read more
  • Todd Osborn Preps New EP for Running Back; Hear a Track Now

    XLR8R Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Todd Osborn has kept himself rather busy this year: he's issued records for FaltyDL's Blueberry imprint, Running Back's "official unofficial" bonus beats sublabel, and delivered a 7" as Superstructure earlier this month, while still having a 12" for the Acoustic Division imprint on the way next week. Adding to his recent flurry of activity, the Michigan-based producer has revealed plans to return again to Gerd Janson's Running Back outpost with the Put Your Weight on It EP. read more
  • DJ Spoko to Release Debut LP via Lit City Trax

    XLR8R Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    South African DJ/producer and pioneer of the "Bacardi house" sound, DJ Spoko will release his debut LP via Lit City Trax next month. read more
  • Blâme "Haunted"

    XLR8R Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    French producer Blâme (who also serves as half of the CDBL duo) will debut on the Parisian [Re]sources label next week with the three-track Paranoid EP, a record said to showcase the artist's "flair for techno breaks, acid basslines, and instrumental grime." Pulled from the record is "Haunted," a track whose heavy-handed percussion tones are laced with a dubwise roll, leaving them to chug between thick layers of clouded chord stabs and streaks of acid manipulations. Out on September 1, Blâme's complete Paranoid EP can be streamed after the jump. read more
  • Hear a Track from Maxmillion Dunbar's New EP for The Trilogy Tapes

    XLR8R Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Originally announced back in January, Maxmillion Dunbar's Drizzling Glass EP for The Trilogy Tapes label will (after some unexpected delays) see its official release next week. To reintroduce the effort, the imprint is now streaming EP cut "Jubilee" in full. read more
 
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    Popdose

  • CD REVIEW: Living With Elephants, “Home”

    Rob Ross
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    This beautiful, other-worldly sophomore album from Living With Elephants is an emotional and spiritual uplift.  The Ulster County, New York quintet’s second album Home is ten tracks of heart, warmth and is as cerebral as it’s audible; it gave me time to think.  And I love it when a piece of music can do that – when it can reach into you and genuinely touch you.  This is music for the spheres. The word “melody” is going to be used frequently here, so be aware…  Starting with the gentle lilt of “Soon” with its piano and warmly understated…
  • Soul Serenade: Bettye Swann, “Make Me Yours”

    Ken Shane
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    As the noted orator Snoop Doog once said “with my mind on my money and my money on my mind.” Money must have been on Betty Jean Champion’s mind when she was a kid in Arcadia, Louisiana and it took on a whole different meaning when she began recording for Money Records in the ’60s. She not only got a record deal, but a new name to go along with it, as Betty Jean Champion became Bettye Swann. Some people say that Swann was a member of a group called the Fawns that recorded for Money in 1964. Swann herself has denied this, saying that she was in a group in Arcadia at the…
  • CD Review: The New Pornographers, “Brill Bruisers”

    Dw. Dunphy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    One of the challenges of reviewing an album like The New Pornographers’ latest, Brill Bruisers, is that older, more jaded critics will gloss over the meat and merit of the work and take on the project as a rally call. It’s pop music…with guitars! Vocal harmonies! A decent budget and distribution! These things, so often equated in the mind as some sort of shift in the popular music tide, are not. That allegiance to believing it is can cloud objectivity when just sitting down and listening to the songs, unfiltered, as they are. And still, it’s a darn fine album.
  • A Popdose World Premiere: Sun Culture ‘Young Blood’

    Keith Creighton
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    You know the story… boy meets record label, record label sees handsome face and dreamy eyes and can smell the sweat dripping from millions of teenage girls, boy can actually play music and write good songs, girls opt for generic tuneless audio product from Justin Bieber who sells as many calendars and perfumes as he does records. Boy parts ways with label and life goes on. Thankfully, in this day and age, you don’t need a major label to keep making great music and upping your game — and Chase Coy’s latest project, Sun Culture, is testament to that. Sun Culture’s…
  • MINI ALBUM REVIEW: Brett Harris, “Mr. Sunshine”

    Rob Ross
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    It’s simple:  Brett Harris is Durham, North Carolina’s best kept secret that’s not so secret anymore.  A gifted multi-instrumentalist with an impressive resume, Mr. Harris releases his new four-song e.p., Mr. Sunshine, on September 9th.  Just for whetting your appetites, he’s played with The dB’s as keyboardist and guitarist; he’s also been part of the touring company that performs the Big Star 3rd and now #1 Record albums in concert.  I don’t think I need to go further.  Most importantly, he is a wonderful singer and songwriter and this E.P. is…
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    The KEXP Blog

  • KEXP Suggests: Other Stuff at Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival

    Janice Headley
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Yeah, yeah, sure — The Replacements, Wu-Tang, Elvis Costello... Everyone knows how amazing this year’s musical line-up is for the 2014 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, but, Bumbershoot has always been more than just the tunes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the art exhibits, lectures, and comedy shows you can check out in-between the great bands. Don’t live in Seattle, or can’t make it to Seattle Center? Let KEXP bring Bumbershoot to you: all weekend long, we’ll be broadcasting live from our “secret” Music Lounge stage, with live…
  • Thursday Music News

    Janice Headley
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    photo by Dave Lichterman (view set) James Mercer and Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Broken Bells, share a new video today for the track “Control,” featuring archival footage of space travel and alien encounters. No J Mascis cameo though. Check out the video below, and watch them perform more songs from the album After the Disco in the KEXP studios here. [Pitchfork] No, drummer Jon Wurster didn’t get a new hairstyle — that’s Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins joining Bob Mould on stage last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the temporary trio perform the track “The War”…
  • Review Revue: Gary Heffern - Bald Tires in the Rain

    Levi Fuller
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    If I were a better blogger, I would have gone into KEXP armed with the Bumbershoot lineup and found an album from one of the many fine bands playing at this weekend’s festival (Negativland, say, or maybe Jonathan Richman) so as to bring you a remotely topical post for this week. Instead of that, I picked this album more or less at random, so I hope you will enjoy it on its own merits. Gary Heffern was not a name I was familiar with - although it turns out I have typed it at least once before, as someone joked on the cover of Tom Waits’s Frank’s Wild Years that it…
  • Live Video: Strand of Oaks

    Jim Beckmann
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    photos by Renata Steiner (view set) For creators and fans alike, music has always provided catharsis, relief and healing. But Few artists tap so directly into that power as Tim Showalter, whose project Strand of Oaks goes so far as to name its most recent album Heal. Like pages from a diary, the Philly-based songwriter’s lyrics delve into moments of crisis, frustration and, ultimately, inspiration that couldn’t be more true to life, since they are his own – basically “comic book origin stories”, as Showalter says in his insightful interview with the Morning…
  • Song of the Day: Rubblebucket - Carousel Ride

    Jacob Webb
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    photo by Shervin Lainez Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Carousel Ride” by Rubblebucket from the 2014 album Survival Sounds on Communion Records. Rubblebucket - Carousel Ride (MP3) Although the number of genres their music touches on is too long to effectively list in one sentence,…
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    Create Digital Music

  • Like Music From Another Planet: India’s Exploding Electronic Scene, in Videos, Sounds

    Peter Kirn
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Welcome to the 21st Century. One day, you’ve got no radio, and you’re dubbing music onto cassettes – if you’re rich. The next, you’re part of a wired global music phenomenon dancing to avant-garde electronic noises made by machines – and you’re learning how to make those sounds yourself for an audience back on the other side of the planet. (Hey, I’m just a Kentucky boy. I find this all futuristic, too.) Yet it may be the ones in denial about this phenomenon are some of us who have been living in the big cities – New York, Berlin, LA,…
  • Beautiful New Music from tehn, the Maker of the monome [Interview]

    Peter Kirn
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Brian Crabtree, alongside partner Kelli Cain, nicely exemplifies a lot of this site’s raison d’être over the the past ten years. Artmaker and toolmaker are indistinct roles; they’re both flipsides of the act of making. The monome, the invention for which Brian is best known, is at first blush nothing more than a box of buttons. It’s even lifeless until connected to a computer. But in its design is a statement that draws a thread from the design of tools to the design of music. Ideas about compositional technique are embodied in the software; notions of aesthetics are…
  • Meet Those SoundCloud Premier Partners, Advertisers – And Look Back 5 Years Ago

    Peter Kirn
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    SoundCloud’s On SoundCloud program, which includes the ability to add optional advertising to your content as a revenue source, is initially available only to Premier partners. Premier is a new, invite-only membership level that has extra features the rest of the community doesn’t get – though, as with advertising, SoundCloud says most of those features will eventually be available to all paid users. But just who are those Premier partners getting the list? SoundCloud sent over the complete launch list to CDM so we can all have a look. It includes some big names (Sony, BMG),…
  • The Riser Synth Makes it Easy to Make Ridiculous EDM Rises, Drops; Try it Free

    Peter Kirn
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    The Riser, the new synth from German developer AIR, isn’t shy about what it’s for. This is a synth to make rises and drops aimed squarely at EDM fans. Dial up presets, turn some knobs, and sync up absurd rhythmic builds, like pumping chart-topping performance-enhancing drugs into your music. What makes it interesting is, it’s a synth. It isn’t another sample library, so you can actually control the results and make something original. And if that’s what you want to do, you can do it right now for free – sort of. There’s a 2-week unlimited demo version…
  • These Apps Use Quicker Interfaces To Encourage More People to Use Sound

    Peter Kirn
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Convincing musicians to make use of sound is easy. And electronic musicians are even content with stunningly-complex interfaces, in exchange for deep control of sound. But what about everyone else? Users on mobile are certainly uploading sounds. Part of the intense interest in SoundCloud even outside music and audio audiences is simple to explain: the site is ridiculously popular. By 2012, it had reached 10 hours of uploads per minute. And once sound is uploaded, it attracts listeners. As of last fall, users had skyrocketed from 200 to 250 million users in just a few months. That’s…
 
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    AbsolutePunk.net - News

  • Dia Frampton & SILAS Collaboration Song

    Ryan Gardner
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Hit the replies to hear a new collaboration between Dia Frampton, of Meg & Dia, and Silas. This song comes from Silas' upcoming EP.
  • Whirr Premieres Another New Song

    Keagan Ilvonen
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Head to the replies to stream another new track from Whirr called "Lines."
  • AP.net Podcast: Transitioning From Transit (Episode 49)

    Jason Tate
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    "Have any thoughts on that Drew?" "Nope." That might be my favorite running gag in the AbsolutePunk Podcast, but it unfortunately rings a little too true this week. Due to some technical issues, Drew wasn't able to join us for our recording, so you'll have to deal with just Thomas and me. This week we look at a variety of topics: Follow-up from last week and looking at a few questions and comments we saw. Things like do we love music based on merit or past love for an artist? Does all music from our formative years hold up or does it get more of a critical "pass"…
  • "Let There Be Gwar" Trailer

    Alex DiVincenzo
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Gwar manager Don Drakulich directed a documentary about the early years of the band. Watch a 9-minute preview for Let There Be Gwar in the replies.
  • Exclusive: Quiet Country Audio with Sleepy Hahas

    Alex DiVincenzo
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Quiet Country Audio is kicking off a new season with Sleepy Hahas. The Buffalo, NY-based "psychedelic glam gospel synth pop" group took a break from working on their new album to perform four new tracks.
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    AllHipHop.com » News

  • Trinidad James: I Didn’t Need Def Jam When I Signed With Them (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    (AllHipHop News) Gold backs up the American dollar but it could only back up Trinidad James for so long before Def Jam dropped him. Trinidad James explains why he did not need Def Jam when he signed with the label in 2012 and his future plans. On August 2nd, Trinidad James announced that his two year tenure at Def Jam Records and released a song entitled “Doin’ Me”. On the song he raps “I did it everybody else way, I’m back to doin’ me” hinting at giving up control of his career during his stint with Def Jam. In a recent interview with MTV, James I…
  • 2014 Global Spin Awards Will Be Televised On REVOLT TV

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    (AllHipHop News) Revolt’s the channel, they’re the DJ’s. Earlier today (August 28th) it was announced that Sean Combs’ REVOLT TV has acquired exclusive television rights to the third annual Global Spin Awards. Created by Bad Boy Records exce Shawn Prez, the Global Spin Awards celebrates the DJ with a night of performances, awards and speeches. In a press release regarding the REVOLT TV partnership, Prez: I couldn’t be happier to have one of the biggest names in music television, REVOLT TV, be the exclusive broadcast partner of the 3rd Annual Global Spin Awards.
  • DJ Clark Kent Talks Stealing His 1st Turntables During 1977 New York City Blackout + MORE

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    (AllHipHop News) On July 13th and 14th of 1977, most of  New York City was without light, but DJ Clark Kent still had his thirst for DJ’ing. In his recent interview on Juan Epstein podcast, the legendary producer/DJ/sneakerhead, Clark Kent explained how the 1977 blackout started his DJ’ing career. Over 3,800 people were arrested and $1 billion in damages were incurred in the two day blackout due to looting and arson. Brooklyn was one of the areas in New York City hit the hardest and according to Clark Kent, he was one of the lucky not arrested: In 1977 when the blackout…
  • Beyonce’s Father Claims Divorce Rumors and Jay Z/Solange Fight Were “Jedi Mind Tricks” (VIDEO)

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    (AllHipHop News) Beyonce: word class dancer, legendary singer, master Jedi. In a recent interview, Mathew Knowles alleges that his daughter’s recent negative press has been constructed by Beyonce and her team to trick everyone. Knowles appeared on 104.1 KRBE’s Roula & Ryan and did everything but say that Beyonce orchestrated the negative publicity regarding her marriage and her husband’s fight with her sister by claiming all of it was “Jedi Mind Tricks”. When asked if Solange’s infamous elevator fight with Jay Z at the Met Gala in May, Knowles hints that…
  • Suge Knight Released From Hospital Following Shooting

    Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    (AllHipHop News) Good to be home. Yesterday (August 28th) Suge Knight returned home after being hospitalized for four days following a shooting altercation this past Sunday (August 24th) in West Hollywood. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina informed the New York Daily News that Knight was going to be questioned again regarding the shooting yesterday. Knight has reportedly been uncooperative with the police investigation with a law enforcement official informing the news publication that “we doubt he’s going to tell us anything. That’s typical in…
 
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    Tracksounds (The Blog)

  • 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…
  • Music Has Always Sounded Bad!

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    MUSIC HAS ALWAYS SOUNDED BAD!  A Response to "The Distortion of Sound"by Christopher ColemanMany of you reading this would likely agree that there are a few problems within the music world today.  Whether you ask the consumer, the critic, or the creator, they'll all give you a list of things that could be improved ... and some that must be improved for the sake of the long-term well-being of the industry.  The 2014 documentary, THE DISTORTION OF SOUND,  directed by Jacob Rosenberg, written by Michael Abell and Kevin Gentile and featuring interviews by artists like:…
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    Engine 145

  • Marty Raybon Rejoins Shenandoah; Lee Ann Womack, John Legend to Tape CMT Crossroads; Bob Dylan Announces Tour

    Juli Thanki
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Lee Ann Womack and John Legend will tape an episode of CMT Crossroads that’s scheduled to air on September 26. Marty Raybon has rejoined Shenandoah after 17 years; the newly reunited band will go on tour beginning in late October; they’re also working on some new music. On Tuesday, the mayor of Hendersonville, Tenn. declared it Connie Smith Day. This honor came 50 years after the release of Smith’s debut single, “Once a Day.” Little Big Town and Darius Rucker will announce the nominees in several categories for this year’s CMA Awards on Good Morning America September 3.
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup Revealed; Stream New Lucinda Williams, Hal Ketchum Songs; Jim Lauderdale Documentary Due in September

    Juli Thanki
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    There’s a feature on Mac Wiseman in the new issue of Country Weekly; you can also stream a song from his new album here. Dolly Parton is going to appear on The Foo Fighters’ new HBO series, Sonic Highways, which premieres October 17. Stream the title track to Hal Ketchum’s forthcoming record, I’m the Troubadour. Our pal Jeremy Dylan’s Jim Lauderdale documentary, The King of Broken Hearts, (“one of the most engaging music documentaries of the last few years,” says some dork) will be officially released on September 15. Trisha Yearwood’s new single, “PrizeFighter,” will also…
  • Album Review: Paul Thorn — Too Blessed to Be Stressed

    Juli Thanki
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    The phrase “feel-good album” conjures up memories of subpar songs about people bravely fighting cancer or disability while dispensing wisdom. Good thing you can always rely on Paul Thorn to keep things from getting too mawkish. The soulful singer-songwriter is in fine form on his new album, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, which manages to be uplifting without descending into sap, cliché, or lyrics about kids dressed as bags of leaves. Where the track listing of his last album, 2012’s What the Hell is Goin’ On, was largely covers of songs by artists like Ray Wylie Hubbard and Buddy and…
  • Americana Awards Performers Announced; Lyle Lovett Plays Letterman; New Album Releases

    Juli Thanki
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Ranger Doug reads more than you, is bored to tears by Gertrude Stein. Little Big Town unveiled the cover of their next album and announced several dates on their “Pain Killer Tour.” Read the introduction to Steve Lowenthal’s Dance of Death, a biography of John Fahey. Jason Isbell, Rodney Crowell, Valerie June, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Patty Griffin, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal are among the artists slated to perform at the Americana Honors and Awards Ceremony on September 17. Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Elizabeth Cook, and Todd Snider are on the list of presenters. The Band…
  • Austin City Limits to Stream Nickel Creek Taping; Emmylou Harris Cancels Show; New Music Videos

    Ken Morton, Jr.
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    The door definitely remains open for Taylor Swift to return to country music according to radio consulting firm Albright & O’Malley & Brenner’s “admittedly unscientific” poll of of 60 country music station programming executives. Mike O’Malley writes that, “By more than 4:1 the panel hoped that Taylor Swift would cut another country song in the future with 30% feeling country radio would miss Taylor. 17% said they didn’t think they would play any new Taylor Swift songs now that she’s ‘gone pop.’” Peter Cooper called out those…
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    Perfect Porridge

  • A Goodbye Letter Celebrating 10 Years of Perfect Porridge (2004-2014)

    Greg Swan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    As of August 2014 this site is going into archive mode. Thanks for the last decade of awesomeness! Here are some closing thoughts… When I started Perfect Porridge back in 2004 the world was a much different place. OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” was #1 that year, for starters. Ugh. But MySpace was emerging as a more important music distribution (and marketing) tool than the legacy big dogs, like Rolling Stone. But the majors didn’t have that figured out yet. Indie and underground bands were finally able to find listeners, build fan bases and advertise concert dates using these new…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of Songs

    Greg Swan
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    via Anatomy of Songs.
  • New (old) Earl Greyhound EP!

    Greg Swan
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    I’ve seen Earl Greyhound at least twice – at SXSW (2006) and the 80/35 Festival (2010). I’m a fan of their brand of blues-soaked, psychedelic rock and was excited to check out their new EP, Beyond Seasides, which is actually the band’s very first recording. So this is going back to 2003, when Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear) was the band’s drummer. I was surprised that the tracks here are way thicker, denser than the more modern material. It usually goes the other way around. Here ya go: Besides Seasides by Earl Greyhound
  • Live coded algorithmic electronica (algorave) in St. Paul this Friday

    Greg Swan
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    Mike Hodnick (aka Kindohm), whom we profiled in May (Decoding Algoraves: Live Coded Audio coming to Minneapolis), is set to perform at Bedlam Lowertown in downtown Saint Paul this Friday at 7 p.m. Since our interview, Mike has been working hard to hone his craft and identify some choice venues to be among the first to host the emerging genre’s introduction to the metro. I’m super psyched that this type of music is making its way to the Twin Cities and hope there is some good support from the experimental and software development community for these first few gigs. And Bedlam is a…
  • VIDEO: Metallica’s Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)

    Greg Swan
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
 
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    Soul-Sides.com

  • SOUL SIDES VOL. 4

    O-Dub
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Soul Sides Vol. 4 (The Proper Version) by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudWhen I sat down to brainstorm Soul Sides Vol. 3, I actually came up with tentative tracklistings for three future volumes. I didn’t want to drop all three at once since I knew, with the benefit of time and perspective, I would likely make tweaks here and there. So I sat on Vol. 4 and it’s only been over the last month or so that I’ve revisited it and, indeed, ending up making all kinds of changes to my original playlist.As a reminder, the goal with these new volumes was to try to replicate the…
  • DEE EDWARDS: I CAN DEAL (BUT WITH WHICH VERSION?)

    O-Dub
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Dee Edwards’ “(I Can) Deal With That” is one of the best crossover ballads I’ve ever heard but for the longest time, I had no clue that there were two versions on De•To, from the same year1 It was Nydia Ines Davila (long-time Daptone PR chief), who schooled me to the fact that the two versions are based around the same master recording. What I assume to be the second mix (based on matrix numbering) is basically the original mix + strings + a tambourine and (to my ears), it’s mixed better 2.I already owned V2 (w/ strings) and because I was impulsive and had some…
  • SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.14: SUMMER JAMS FEAT. DJ SOFT TOUCH

    O-Dub
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Shades of Soul, EP 2.14: Summers James with DJ Soft Touch by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on MixcloudClifton, aka DJ Soft Touch, might damn well be the best dressed DJ in town (provided, it might be a low bar but seriously, Clifton is dapper). He’s a long-time resident at Funky Sole but also DJs at both the Standard and Ace Hotels (downtown), Rubbish in North Hollywood, and many other parties around the city.He put together a pair of sweet sets for our summer song series (my actual spins marked by an *):*Ronnie Foster: Summer Song (remix from The New Groove) Style Council: Headstart for…
  • IT’S COMING…

    O-Dub
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    As I ask too often, I beseech your patience as I’m juggling a slew of summer projects…one of which is Soul Sides Vol. 4. Just need to put some finishing touches on it but I should have it out sometime next week. To whet your appetite/tide you over, here’s what I most likely going to be the first song:Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band: Express Yourself (alt. mix) From Puckey Puckey (Rhino Handmade, 2010)Here’s the background on the song. Always loved how the song itself opens and it made sense to open Vol. 4 with it as well.(As with Vol. 3, no vinyl,…
  • BAD RAP EDITS

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

  • Maxxi Soundsystem joins forces with Thrilogy for first Om release

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    As the son of British jazz pioneer Trevor Watts, a career in music really was the only choice for Sam Watts, AKA Maxxi Soundsystem. Over the last few years the Brighton based artist has risen up the ranks to become one of the most sought after performers on the international circuit, clocking up an impressive list of club and festival appearances. In tandem with his DJ career, his club-focused productions have been signed to a number of influential and highly regarded labels including Defected, Hypercolour, Moda Black, Maceo Plex’s Ellum and the mighty Nervous. On his first single on OM…
  • Jason Bentley / KCRW Metropolis Groove Armada Premiere

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    YES! That’s right! Omies, we’ve got a very special radio premiere scheduled for ya. Tune into Jason Bentley’s Metropolis on KCRW this Sat night from 10PM-Midnight PST to hear a special premiere of the new Groove Armada ‘Love Lights the Underground’ EP. CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE EP For those that missed the premiere, check it out below: Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:15:07 +0000
  • Blackbird Blackbird featured on SiriusXM Chill's Music Discovery Week

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Here’s some stellar news to kick off your week! Blackbird Blackbird will be featured on SiriusXM Chill next week as part of SiriusXM’s New Music Discovery Week. These are the artists deemed “Chillworthy” and will be highlighted on air all week – KYGO / SATIN JACKETS / KRONO / THOMAS JACK / BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD & LONDON GRAMMAR. Tune in to Chill ch 53 all week! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE! Posted by Gunnar Hissam in News on Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:16:54 +0000
  • Mushroom Jazz - Spotify Playlist

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Awwwyeaah Omies! We’ve started an official Mushroom Jazz playlist on Spotify. Check it out, let us know what you think. Follow it, we’ll be adding to it. Posted by Gunnar Hissam in Music on Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:46:29 +0000
  • Body Language Hit the Road in September for 20+ dates

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

  • Happy Birthday Jack Black | Tenacious D At Higher Ground '01

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Today marks actor/musician Jack Black's 45th birthday. While the Santa Monica native might be best known to the mainstream for his roles in such movies as King Kong and School Of Rock, it's his role as the front man of comedy- rockers Tenacious D that will always hold a special place in our hearts. It's been a quiet year for The D, but they'll return to action at their own Festival Supreme event on October 25 in L.A. To celebrate JB's birthday, let's look back at one of our favorite performances in Tenacious D history. On September 28, 2001 Jack Black & Kyle Gass brought The D to Higher…
  • Moon Taxi | Fall Tour & Live In Austin EP

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Road warriors Moon Taxi have recently announced one of the lengthiest tours of the coming fall season dubbed "Animal Style Tour." The band will be on the road for most of September through early November and will visit cities on both sides of the country and many points in between. Moon Taxi have also revealed the coming release of new live EP. The Nashville rockers have teamed with BitTorrent to create a BitTorrent Bundle that will include the new EP - Live In Austin - which features five live tracks. Starting on September 5 fans will be able to download, in exchange for your email address,…
  • New Year's Eve | Jason Isbell To Team With Shovels & Rope

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    We've reached that time of the year when musical acts start to reveal their New Year's plans. The latest announcement comes from rocker Jason Isbell, who will ring in 2015 at The Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY. Americana act Shovels & Rope will open the festivities. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, September 5 at noon ET. VIP and Travel Packages are currently available via CID Entertainment. Watch footage of Isbell covering "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" at a recent show via DCRangersFan:
  • Tour Dates | Head For The Hills Fall Tour

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Colorado bluegrass quartet Head For The Hills have added a number of dates to their fall touring itinerary. The band soon heads out on tour for a September run and returns to the road after a Halloween performance in Bozeman, MT for a handful of shows in November and December. Head for the Hills’ tour will visit the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, Colorado and the Southwest. Included among the dates are appearances at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass, Roots on the Red at Bluestem Amphitheatre and the Boats and Bluegrass Festival. Here's a look at the…
  • Flashback | Dickey Betts Sits In With Tedeschi Trucks Band

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    For a short period in 1999 and 2000 Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks shared the stage as the two guitarists in the Allman Brothers Band. Betts was dumped by fax in 2000 and was quickly replaced by Jimmy Herring and then Warren Haynes. The two one-time band mates were reunited last year when Betts sat in with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on September 21. Dickey emerged towards the end of the TTB's main set for renditions of Allman Brothers classics "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" and "Blue Sky," (with "Franklin's Tower" tease!) both of which were penned by Betts.
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    BLABBERMOUTH.NET

  • DOPE Signs European Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV for the European territory. The band's new album, "Blood Money", will be released in the spring of 2015. Comments Steamhammer A&R representative Georg Schröder: "We are proud to release the upcoming DOPE album within Europe. "Since their album 'Group Therapy', which was released in 2003, this band is one of my absolute faves when it comes to industrial metal! Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to bring the new album, 'Blood Money', to Europe." DOPE's music video for the track "Selfish" can be seen below. Directed by…
  • ASKING ALEXANDRIA: 'Moving On' Video Released

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA just completed its most successful and high-profile tour yet as part of the main stage on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band's new music video for the track "Moving On" gives everyone a small glimpse into the musicians' lives on and off that stage. It's their most honest and unfiltered video offering to date. Comments ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce: "For the first time in our careers, we are showcasing ourselves in the most sincere light possible. No drugs, no partying, no script and no bullshit. It's just the five of us…
  • MORGOTH: New Song 'God Is Evil' Available For Streaming

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Reactivated German death metallers MORGOTH have just released a seven-inch EP/digital single titled "God Is Evil" featuring two brand new tracks. The song "God Is Evil" can now be streamed below. Comments the band: "Finally, after 17 years, we have some new tunes to share with you. "We are excited about the nearing release of the 'God Is Evil' single, which contains the title track as well as the song 'Die As Deceiver'. These two brand-new songs are meant to be a first teaser for our upcoming album, 'Ungod', which we will be recording later this year for a release early 2015 via Century Media…
  • BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD And KEITH NELSON Speak To MULATSCHAG About 'F**k' EP (Video)

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Austria's Mulatschag recently conducted an interview with Josh Todd (vocals) and Keith Nelson (guitar) of Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY. You can now watch the chat below. BUCKCHERRY has just released a new EP, simply titled "Fuck", via the band's newly established F Bomb imprint. A six-song EP that unapologetically rattles the speakers as much as it will the censors, the record features six balls-to-the-wall tracks that erupt with gritty riffs and sharp-tongued lyrics, including the radio single and riotous cover of Icona Pop's hit song "I Love It", which the band naturally cranks to 11 and…
  • EVERGREY: EPK For 'Hymns For The Broken' Album

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for "Hymns For The Broken", the new album from Swedish metallers EVERGREY, can be found below. Not too long ago EVERGREY was almost dead. Long live EVERGREY. Yes it's true, one of the most original metal bands to come out of Sweden almost called it quits. It wasn't a decision vocalist/guitarist Tom S. Englund had spent hours or weeks brooding over, but as time passed following the band's "Glorious Collision" album from 2011 he felt less and less inspired to continue. Perhaps it was the splintering of the band lineup in 2010 — which saw Henrik Danhage (guitars),…
 
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  • Late-in-life Errol Flynn leers in 'The Last of Robin Hood'

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Aging star with sagging ego, pliable young beauty eager to please, obsessive stage mother willing to facilitate — the tale in "The Last of Robin Hood" is as old as Hollywood itself.
  • 'Cantinflas' is buoyed by Oscar Jaenada, hampered by Hollywood

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    In the Hollywood hierarchy of stardom, Cantinflas, the beloved Mexican comic actor, was like a streaking comet — white-hot and short-lived. Though well established in his homeland, he was a relative unknown to most in this country when he burst on the scene, costarring with David Niven in...
  • 'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    No one brought more panache to wised-up crime, crime with a wicked sense of humor, than the late Elmore Leonard.
  • 'May in the Summer' an engaging look at a wedding quandary

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A diverting slice of romantic confusion and family pressures set in Amman, Jordan, writer-director-star Cherien Dabis' "May in the Summer" tells of a New York-based Palestinian American author (Dabis), whose trip to her childhood home to plan a wedding and visit her divorced parents exacerbates...
  • 'The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears' is a murky mystery

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Writers-directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani first garnered attention in 2010 with "Amer," a film that paid homage to giallo, the Italian horror of the 1960s and '70s. They revisit the subgenre with "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears," and though this work seems fairly...
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    RollingStone.com: News

  • Lee Ann Womack, John Legend Meet at 'Crossroads'

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Nashville is growing on John Legend. Following his June performance with Hunter Hayes and Jennifer Nettles at the CMT Music Awards, the R&B star is headed back to Music City for another country collaboration. He'll team up with Lee Ann Womack for an episode of CMT's Crossroads, the unique performance......
  • ZZ Top Cancel Tour After Bassist's Injury

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    ZZ Top have called off the rest of their tour with Jeff Back, since the Texas trio's bassist, Dusty Hill, required immediate medical attention after slipping and falling on his hip while on the band's tour bus. The cancellations begin with tonight's scheduled gig in Clarkston, Michigan, though Beck and his band will still......
  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Rival Sons, Robyn Hitchcock and Elvin Bishop

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    There is no running theme in this outing, aside from the strong new music that has come through in late summer – warm, chunky blues from veteran guitarist Elvin Bishop; Communion, a four-sided conceptual blast from the Canadian power-pop band Sloan – and a lot of names starting with R: the......
  • Woman Killed by Bus at Burning Man

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    A woman was killed at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert after falling under a moving bus just after midnight on August 27th. According to USA Today, the bus was transporting passengers around the festival when the accident occurred. The woman, whose name was not yet released,......
  • Manning Money: What Peyton's NFL Fine Could Buy in the Real World

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The NFL fined Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,268 on Thursday for a penalty he received during the team's last preseason game, after he got in the face of the Texans' D.J. Swearinger and told him, rather matter-of-factly, "Fuck you." It was the first unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the cool-headed QB had received in......
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    RollingStone.com: Music

  • Lee Ann Womack, John Legend Meet at 'Crossroads'

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Nashville is growing on John Legend. Following his June performance with Hunter Hayes and Jennifer Nettles at the CMT Music Awards, the R&B star is headed back to Music City for another country collaboration. He'll team up with Lee Ann Womack for an episode of CMT's Crossroads, the unique performance...
  • ZZ Top Cancel Tour After Bassist's Injury

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    ZZ Top have called off the rest of their tour with Jeff Back, since the Texas trio's bassist, Dusty Hill, required immediate medical attention after slipping and falling on his hip while on the band's tour bus. The cancellations begin with tonight's scheduled gig in Clarkston, Michigan, though Beck and his band will still...
  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Rival Sons, Robyn Hitchcock and Elvin Bishop

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    There is no running theme in this outing, aside from the strong new music that has come through in late summer – warm, chunky blues from veteran guitarist Elvin Bishop; Communion, a four-sided conceptual blast from the Canadian power-pop band Sloan – and a lot of names starting with R: the...
  • Young Jeezy Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Gun Charges

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Young Jeezy pleaded not guilty to illegal gun charges stemming from an Augusr 24th incident where police found an AK-47 aboard Jeezy's tour bus following a Wiz Khalifa concert in Mountain View, California. Jeezy and five members of his entourage were arrested and charged with illegal gun possession; all the...
  • Kim and Kelley Deal Talk New Breeders Songs: There Are 'Five That We Can Play'

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Twenty years ago this month, the "classic" Breeders line-up played their final show. The intervening years saw the band reconfigured in various arrangements, but none harnessed the Kim and Kelley Deal-helmed magic of Last Splash or yielded a platinum hit like "Cannonball." After a spate of Last Splash anniversary events and reissues,...
 
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  • Lee Ann Womack, John Legend Meet at 'Crossroads'

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Nashville is growing on John Legend. Following his June performance with Hunter Hayes and Jennifer Nettles at the CMT Music Awards, the R&B star is headed back to Music City for another country collaboration. He'll team up with Lee Ann Womack for an episode of CMT's Crossroads, the unique performance......
  • ZZ Top Cancel Tour After Bassist's Injury

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    ZZ Top have called off the rest of their tour with Jeff Back, since the Texas trio's bassist, Dusty Hill, required immediate medical attention after slipping and falling on his hip while on the band's tour bus. The cancellations begin with tonight's scheduled gig in Clarkston, Michigan, though Beck and his band will still......
  • Fricke's Picks Radio: Rival Sons, Robyn Hitchcock and Elvin Bishop

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    There is no running theme in this outing, aside from the strong new music that has come through in late summer – warm, chunky blues from veteran guitarist Elvin Bishop; Communion, a four-sided conceptual blast from the Canadian power-pop band Sloan – and a lot of names starting with R: the......
  • Woman Killed by Bus at Burning Man

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    A woman was killed at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert after falling under a moving bus just after midnight on August 27th. According to USA Today, the bus was transporting passengers around the festival when the accident occurred. The woman, whose name was not yet released,......
  • Manning Money: What Peyton's NFL Fine Could Buy in the Real World

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The NFL fined Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,268 on Thursday for a penalty he received during the team's last preseason game, after he got in the face of the Texans' D.J. Swearinger and told him, rather matter-of-factly, "Fuck you." It was the first unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the cool-headed QB had received in......
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    GORILLA VS. BEAR

  • new Ariel Pink – Shower Me With Lipstick

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    [photo by faith silva] Not sure where this video comes from, but here’s a last minute contender for your late-night jam of the summer: a new & improved, Don Bolles-produced version of Ariel Pink‘s “Shower Me With Lipstick“, very possibly taken from his just-finished forthcoming LP for 4AD:
  • video: Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    [directed by Tim Saccenti]
  • listen to TOPS’ new LP Picture You Staring

    Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    TOPS‘ Picture You Staring is out next week on Arbutus [via Dazed]
  • video: Grimes – Go

    Chris
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    [directed by Roco-Prime, aka Grimes + her bro Mac]
  • listen to SOPHIE’s Boiler Room LA set

    Chris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    So many new SOPHIE jams in this set. Not sure we’re ready for GvsB IV: THE ACTUAL SOPHIE DRESSED AS A SECURITY GAURD PULLING THESE THOTS OFFSTAGE FROM THE DJ BOOTH THIS IS TRULY PERFORMANCE ART — HOMELESS YOUTH (@BOYTWEETSWORLDX) August 23, 2014 Thank u @SOPHIEMSMSMSM and @DRINKQT for being the highlights of tonight. Will I ever be that happy again? #RBxBR — save draft (@oliviajc) August 23, 2014
 
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    Aquarium Drunkard

  • Levon Helm :: Take Me To The River (1978)

    Satisfied '75
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Uh huh. Levon Helm :: Take Me To The River
  • Wax Wonders :: Chicago Soul, Part Two

    Satisfied '75
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    When soul music aficionados get together and start talking music, the inevitable question of preference between ‘Detroit vs Memphis’ almost always seems to arise, to which my response is ‘YES, both please! But don’t forget about Chicago’. The well of Chicago soul 45′s is practically bottomless, and the majority of the hundreds of records recorded […]
  • Jerry Garcia Band :: March 22, 1978 – Sebastopol, CA

    Satisfied '75
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran’s Hall In late 1974 the Grateful Dead were battening down the hatches and taking refuge from the storm of popularity that had pushed them into larger venues, stage setups and crews. As the age old saying goes ‘more money, more problems’. Jerry had slinked away to the comforts […]
  • Television :: Piccadilly Inn – Cleveland, July 25, 1975

    Satisfied '75
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    One hell of a night in Cleveland. Television played its first out-of-town shows deep in the heart of Ohio in the summer of ’75. The opening band was Rocket From The Tombs, a band that would soon splinter into Pere Ubu and Dead Boys (You can hear the RFTT set from this night on the […]
  • Castanets :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

    Satisfied '75
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    It’s been 10 years since Raymond Raposa’s Castanets released Cathedral, a powerful work of skeletal folk and dread. Since then the songwriter has been consistent – releasing a string of Castanets albums, each one stretching out in strange and wild ways, incorporating skittering electronics, booming dub, and ambient noise into Raposa’s blues and folk explorations. In […]
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  • Xiu Xiu playing shows, including NYC one-off w/ Yvette

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Xiu Xiu at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe) Xiu Xiu only has a few tour dates coming up at the moment, but one of those is a one-off in NYC happening on October 18 at Glasslands. He's promising Xiu XIu songs from 2002-2004 and 2014, which means we can count on material from this year's Angel Guts: Red Classroom and plenty from the much-loved early period of his career. Strong support comes from locals Yvette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/29) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, with a stream from his 2002-2004 period, below... Continue reading "Xiu Xiu playing shows,…
  • The Boomtown Rats reformed, playing NYC and Boston (dates, tickets on sale)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Like Madness and the Jam, the Boomtown Rats generally matched considerable Anglo-European success with near-total American commercial obscurity. Despite a string of intelligent, irresistible pop singles and intricate, skillful, unpredictable albums filled with assorted musical styles and sounds, the only US hit the Rats ever had was the morbid ballad "I Don't Like Mondays." While their albums are not uniformly excellent, the band's commitment to quality and growth, plus singer/songwriter Bob Geldof's magnetic personality, help elevate even lesser efforts to listenability, and much of their…
  • Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue & Oneirogen played Union Pool (pics)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    photos by Greg Cristman Falls of Rauros @ Union Pool - 8/27/14 Two excellent New England black metal bands joined forces in NYC last night (8/27), as Maine's Falls of Rauros and Masachusetts' Obsidian Tongue played an Invisible Oranges-presented show along with NY-based experimental metal composer Oneirogen at Union Pool. The two bands were well-paired, as both deal in the rustic-sounding atmospheric black metal that is associated with the pacific northwest, and both do it very well. Falls have a new album on the way and treated the crowd to some of that, as well as old stuff too. More…
  • Lansing-Dreiden, Connan Mockasin, Quilt, Weyes Blood, La Hell Gang & more playing Mexican Summer shows this fall

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    photos by PSquared Lansing-Dreiden / Weyes Blood at Mexican Summer Five, 2013 Mexican Summer threw the two-day Mexican Summer Five fest in Red Hook last year to celebrate their half decade of existence. This year, they'll be doing it again, albeit on a slightly smaller scale with two back-to-back shows at Williamsburg venues. On October 15 at Glasslands its Jorge Elbrecht's Lansing-Dreiden, who have only played a handful of live shows ever. (Jorge is also in other bands like Violens and the new Coral Cross.) Also notable is the first US show by Chilean psych rock outfit La Hell Gang, whose…
  • GWAR documentary coming (watch the 9-minute trailer)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    by Ian Chainey GWAR at the Housecore Horror Fest in Austin, 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell) Style Weekly dug deeply into GWAR this week and for good reason: the band have had a year like few others. Certainly, the sad news of Dave Brockie's passing will be the lasting memory for many, but after their downs, GWAR also had their ups. They've released a mountain of atypical merch and marketing ideas -- some good, some not so much. They're going back out on the road with Decapitated, Corrosion of Conformity, and American Sharks. When they've played Oderus-less, they've looked in good form. And now…
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    BlackBook

  • Mayor Bill De Blasio to Host Fashion Week Party at Gracie Mansion

    Sara Spruch-Feiner
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    “The de Blasios do the #MermaidParade” via Mayor de Blasio’s Instagram BdB x NYFW is no predictable collaboration. But sure enough, Mayor Bill de Blasio, of model-eque proportions himself (he’s 6’5”!) is hosting members of the CFDA at Gracie Mansion next week for a cocktail party. The mayor has been vocal about his support of the NYC garment industry. Earlier this year he spoke at the CFDA Fashion Incubator about his commitment to the continued growth of the fashion industry in New York. In keeping with his promise, he appointed his deputy mayor for housing and…
  • Fresh New Way to Collect Art

    Matthew Grumbach
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Prints, sculptures, photographs, paintings — these are not the items you would typically find in a Community Supported Agriculture share, but a new program has mimicked the farming model, offering collectors locally-sourced bounties of art. Jill Allyn Peterson and Dianne Debicella founded the Brooklyn Community Supported Art + Design (CSA+D) and organized the first New York City art share season last fall. Brooklyn CSA+D is part of a nationwide project advancing a new way of collecting art that connects shareholders with artists and designers in their communities. The art world is no…
  • Staycation Sensation: Warwick Hotel Signature Suites

    Ken Scrudato
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Above: The Modern Art Suite Although it’s the least ambitious getaway you’ll ever take, a staycation (as some or other travel marketing operative decided to brand it) should at least find you having the good sense to leave your “regular crowd” behind. After all, where’s the adventure in just lifting your patootie from your regular spot at The Top of the Standard, simply to take the elevator a few floors down to your tiny rented room? To really get away from the unsettling speed of contemporary metropolitan existence, we also highly recommend a little era-shift be included in the…
  • Happy Birthday, David Fincher!

    Dane Mainella
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    From his “bungled masterpiece” Alien 3 to his cult-classic churning collaboration with Brad Pitt, to his latest Ben Affleck movie Gone Girl (premiering at the New York Film Festival in a month), David Fincher has been continually taking the thriller genre to new heights for more than two decades now. One of the more technically savvy directors in the game today, viewers can always count on his films to be a dazzling cinematic experience. Celebrate David Fincher’s 52nd birthday today by revisiting classic moments from some of Fincher’s best work. Then go see…
  • 31 Films to See This Weekend: Rohmer, Herzog, Nicholas Ray + More

    Hillary Weston
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves into the following two days of leisure, and what better way to indulge in that leisure than heading to the cinema. And this weekend, there are more than enough wonderful films showing around New York for you to disappear into. Whether it’s your favorite Rohmer, classic Ray and Herzog, or anther round of “In…
 
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    Digital Music News

  • Now You Know Everything About Music Managers…

    Steve Gordon
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
      The following comes from music industry attorney Steve Gordon, who just published the 4th Edition of The Future of the Music Business (check out the book at futureofthemusicbusiness.com). Managers have never played a more important role in the music business than today.  And if your musical career has reached a certain level, you probably need one. But What Is a Music Manager, Anyway? A good manager should be able to advance the career of his client.  Among the things that managers traditionally do are providing advice on all aspects of an artist’s professional life, using his…
  • SeatGeek Gets $35 Million in Funding from Nas, Peyton and Eli Manning, and More…

    Nina Ulloa
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    SeatGeek is a ticket search engine. They search “dozens” of other ticket sites and present the results, the way Kayak does for travel accommodations.  Users can sign up for personalized recommendations and ticket alerts. The company says they’re on track to hit $13 million in ticket sales in August. SeatGeek has announced that they’ve raised $35 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Accel Partners. Other participants include Causeway Media Partners (a sports investment fund led by Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck), Peyton and Eli Manning, Nas, Melo7 Tech…
  • Executive Shuffles: Merlin, TourGigs, Peret…

    Nina Ulloa
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    TourGigs has named filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch as Creative Director.Clinch is a three-time Grammy nominee and has filmed Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, and many more. Ryan McWhinnie is Merlin‘s new Director of Legal and Business Affairs.  McWhinnie was previously at media law firm Harbottle & Lewis. Elsewhere, the “father of the Catalan rumba” Peret has died as a result of lung cancer.  The Catalan rumba is described as being a mix of flamenco rumba, Cuban music, and rock and roll.  Peret had been…
  • DMW Week Announces Speakers Across Music, Video, and Tech…

    Nina Ulloa
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Digital Media Wire Week NYC 2014 encompasses music, video, and games. The event consists of DMW’s music forum, television forum, and games conference. DMW Week takes place September 8th – 10th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The keynote speaker at DMW Music will be Dennis Kooker, President of Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales at Sony Music Entertainment. Kooker will be interviewed by Fred Davis of The Raine Group. Other speakers include Fool’s Gold Records Co-Founder Nick Catchdubs, Ted Cohen, Fame House CEO Mike Fiebach, Toolshed Founder Dick Huey, and many more.
  • The Cop That Killed Napster COO Milt Olin Will Not be Charged…

    Paul Resnikoff
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Subpoenaed phone records from Verizon Wireless now show that the officer, Deputy Andrew Francis Wood, was actively texting with his wife in the moments immediately before mauling former Napster executive Milt Olin.  In total, nine separate personal text messages were recorded in the minutes leading up to Olin’s death, including one message recorded less than one minute prior. Olin was cycling on the curvy Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles on the afternoon of December 8th, 2013, when officer Wood veered into the bicycle lane and struck Olin, killing him almost immediately.  Olin was…
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  • Listen: The History Of Apple Pie – “Jamais Vu”

    Zac Coe
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Photo by Joseph Whalley On September 30, London indie pop outfit the History Of Apple Pie will release their second LP, Feel Something, on Marshall Teller. Taken as a demand, there’s some power to that title, and so far everything we’ve heard from Feel Something hits just as hard. The first taste of the record, Tame, moves along with a jaunty piano, but is also undercut by a palpably dark, psychedelic undercurrent.   The second single, which the band unveiled earlier today, is Jamais Vu. Like Tame, Jamais Vu finds the History Of Apple Pie largely abandoning the shoegazey…
  • CMJ Charts: August 26, 2014: FaltyDL Is No. 1 RPM

    webmaster
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    TW LW ARTIST & TITLE LABEL 1 1 SPOON They Want My Soul Loma Vista 2 2 JENNY LEWIS Voyager Warner 3 3 ALVVAYS Alvvays Polyvinyl 4 5 RAVEONETTES Pe’ahi Beat Dies 5 6 TWIN PEAKS Wild Onion Grand Jury 6 4 WHITE FENCE For The Recently Found Innocent Drag City 7 7 BEAR IN HEAVEN Time Is Over One Day Old Hometapes-Dead Oceans 8 9 WYTCHES Annabel Dream Reader Partisan 9 8 SHABAZZ PALACES Lese Majesty Sub Pop 10 J MASCIS Tied To A Star Sub Pop 11 20 FKA TWIGS LP1 Young Turks 12 15 ROSEBUDS Sand + Silence Western Vinyl 13 11 MUFFS Whoop Dee Doo Burger 14 14 SPIDER BAGS Frozen…
  • Listen: Mister Lies – “Deepend”

    Lizzie Plaugic
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Photo via via Mister Lies, the bedroom project of Nick Zanca, is following up its 2013 LP, Mowgli, with a release on Orchid Tapes. The new album will be called Shadow, and if its first single is any indication, the LP will see Zanca drifting from his space-glitch instrumentals of the past and shifting to a softer, internalized sound. Deepend features shyly pained vocals from Zanca that sound as if, at any moment, they might tear in half. Shadow drops this October. Listen to Deepend below.   The post Listen: Mister Lies – “Deepend” appeared first on CMJ.
  • Wannabe Jalva On Porto Alegre, Brazil

    webmaster
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Photo by Biel Gomes In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Felipe Puperi of psychedelic space-groovers Wannabe Jalva, clue us to the sitch in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their new album, Collecture, will be out October 15. Porto Alegre is well known as the capital of Brazilian rock. That explains a lot about what kind of bands and genres predominate here. The city is full of great people and great music. There are only a few record stores and not too many venues (except huge ones), which makes it difficult for new…
  • Trance Farmers (KCPR) And False Pterodactyl (WWVU)

    Arielle Parnes-Katz
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    False Pterodactyl (via Facebook) Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s picks come via KCPR in San Luis Obispo, CA, and WWVU in Morgantown, WV. Trance Farmers on KCPR A little bit of twang and a lot of dreamy psych-pop helped these L.A.-based dudes float right up the charts to the No. 10 spot on KCPR’s Top 30 Chart this…
 
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    FILTER Magazine

  • News : LOOK: Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Los Angeles. Feat. Headliner Tanlines, SISU, and Roses

    info@filtermmm.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
      Red Bull has another awesome Sound Select LA show coming up at The Sayers Club, on Wednesday August 20 to be exact. Beloved Hollywood record store Amoeba Music will curate this show, featuring indie-electronic duo Tanlines as headliners, with support from dream-pop SISU, and The Smith’s-inspired Roses. RBSS is a monthly live music event that highlights local artists on the up and up, as well as one headliner. This show will be the second of three to be held at The Sayers Club. Don’t miss it!   The doors open for this 21+ event at 8pm. RSVP here for…
  • News : LOOK: Drowners to Headline Dr. Martens 2014 #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour

    info@filtermmm.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
      Dr. Martens, the infinitely cool shoe company, will continue to celebrate freethinking individuals with a 21-city tour, featuring the indie NYC-natives Drowners, as the headliner. From September to October, the tour will stop to play in intimate venues that will unite music and shoe lovers. Rejoice! Buy your tickets and get the tour dates right here. Check out the trailer for the #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour, and take a listen to the Drowners, below!Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
  • News : LOOK: Check Out ACL’s 2014 Schedule Early Thanks To App

    info@filtermmm.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
      Austin City Limits Festival has just come out with an iPhone and Android-compatible app for your utmost convenience. Create a custom schedule (a day early of the official website), familiarize with up and coming artists, or just ogle at the lineup while you shake with excitement…either way, everything you need to know about the festival is at the touch of a high-res screen.   Get all the info and download the app here! 
  • News : LOOK: Casual and Comfy at Home w/ Gap Styld.by and SZA

    info@filtermmm.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Another set in our Styld.by series. Here’s the gist: we get together with Gap and hang out with some of our favorite artists during an ordinary (or, in some cases, extraordinary) day and feature their styles. Sounds good, right? Continue reading at FILTERmagazine.com
  • News : WATCH: The Apache Relay #RethinkMusic with Ploom in Nashville

    info@filtermmm.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Check out The Apache Relay's new single "Katie Queen of Tennessee" performed in Nashville for Ploom's #RethinkMusic Session!  Many thanks to Laguintas for providing the libations!   Photo by: Melissa Madison Fuller
 
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    hypebot

  • Tango Adds Channels For Rhapsody and SoundCloud

    Clyde Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Back in June the Tango messaging app/platform launched Tango Channels to offer special content partners an organic way to reach Tango users. Initially such major music brands as Spotify, 8tracks and Vevo were included. Tango's Channels are off to a strong start and more big music names are coming on board. You can now find channels for Rhapsody and SoundCloud among a growing group of music channels. Tango is a popular messaging app and, as many are discovering, such apps can seem a bit impenetrable for marketing purposes given they feature private communications. But part of the power of…
  • Pandora Joins Google Play Music, musiXmatch and YouTube On Google Glass

    Clyde Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Remember when Google Glass was a thing? At least to us media people? As Google Glass has gone from hard to get to available if you can afford it, it's mostly dropped out of music-related news. But yesterday Pandora launched a Google Glass app aka "Glassware" bringing the incredibly popular web radio service to Glass users. Pandora announced Pandora for Glass yesterday on their blog. Here's a mockup of what the app shows: Pandora for Glass was created at a 72-hour company hackathon: "During the Hack-a-thon this spring, one team developed a hack for Pandora on Glass. It was such a hit that we…
  • Twitter Opens Analytics Dashboard To Your Band

    Clyde Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    It's important to know what's happening with all that social media activity that so often seems to be an act of faith. Twitter's making it easier to keep up with the reach of your tweets on Twitter by opening their Tweet activity dashboard to all users. Previously available for advertisers and whoever Twitter deemed special enough to verify, Twitter's analytics may tell you some things you didn't know but leave you wanting more. Given how many analytics products there are and how many of those have third party solutions to the problem of surfacing and displaying the most important…
  • Join Hypebot's Free Labor Day Online Meetup This Friday - Monday

    Bruce Houghton
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Shameless Plugs Allowed Starting tomorrow, join us for Hypebot's free online networking party.  We've been doing these online meetups occasionally for years and are always impressed by the results. Instead of how many million dollars Dr. Dre just pocketed, we want to hear what you are working on and perhaps hook you up with others in the music industry.  We'll open a thread at the top of the Hypebot homepage on Friday morning.  Related articles Join Hypebot's Holiday Networking Party & Introduce Yourself To Our Community Introduce Yourself To The Hypebot Community Introduce Yourself…
  • SeatGeek Raises $35 Million From Big Name Investors: Nas, Peyton Manning & More

    Bruce Houghton
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Ticket search engine SeatGeek today announced it has raised a $35 million Series B round led by Accel Partners. Causeway Media Partners, a sports-focused investment fund led by Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck. Also participating in the round were rapper NAS, Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning, and Melo7 Tech Partners. SeatGeek says it will use the $35 million financing to grow its team, expand its product and accelerate marketing, particularly on mobile. Accel Partner John Locke will join the company’s board alongside company founders Jack Groetzinger and Russ D’Souza and David…
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    OUPblog » Music

  • United Airlines and Rhapsody in Blue

    Raquel Fernandes
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    As anyone who has flown United in the past quarter-century knows, the company has a long-standing history with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The piece appears in its television advertisements, its airport terminals, and even its pre-flight announcements. However, the history of United’s use of the piece is far from straight forward. This brand new safety video offers a compelling case in point: Like recent videos by Air New Zealand and Delta Airlines, United’s safety briefing is designed to keep our attention as it reiterates the standard safety announcements that we know all too…
  • Celebrating Julie Andrews

    OwenK
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This month marks the 50th anniversary of Disney’s beloved film Mary Poppins, starring the legendary Julie Andrews. Although Andrews was only twenty-nine at the time of the film’s release, she had already established herself as a formidable star with numerous credits to her name and performances opposite Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, and other leading actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Mary Poppins would earn Andrews an Academy Award for Best Actress and serve as a milestone in a career that continues today. Herewith are some of our favorite songs from Andrew’s illustrious career.
  • Getting to know Anna-Lise Santella, Editor of Grove Music Online

    VictoriaD
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Meet the woman behind Grove Music Online, Anna-Lise Santella. We snagged a bit of Anna-Lise’s time to sit down with her and find out more about her own musical passions and research. Do you play any musical instruments? Which ones? My main instrument is violin, which I’ve played since I was eight. I play both classical and Irish fiddle and am currently trying to learn bluegrass. In a previous life I played a lot of pit band for musical theater. I’ve also worked as a singer and choral conductor. These days, though, you’re more likely to find a mandolin or guitar in my hands. Do…
  • Salamone Rossi, Jewish musician in Renaissance Mantua

    VictoriaD
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Grove Music Online presents this multi-part series by Don Harrán, Artur Rubinstein Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the life of Jewish musician Salamone Rossi on the anniversary of his birth in 1570. Professor Harrán considers three major questions: Salamone Rossi as a Jew among Jews; Rossi as a Jew among Christians; and the conclusions to be drawn from both. Salamone Rossi as a Jew among Jews What do we know of Salamone Rossi’s family? His father was named Bonaiuto Azaria de’ Rossi (d. 1578): he composed Me’or einayim (Light of the Eyes).
  • Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue

    Alice
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    What is a classic album? Not a classical album – a classic album. One definition would be a recording that is both of superb quality and of enduring significance. I would suggest that Miles Davis’s 1959 recording Kind of Blue is indubitably a classic. It presents music making of the highest order, and it has influenced — and continues to influence — jazz to this day. Cover art for Kind of Blue by the artist Miles Davis (c) Columbia Records via Wikimedia Commons. There were several important records released in 1959, but no event or recording matches the importance of the…
 
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  • Cao Sao Vang - The Soft Side Of The Spoon [SHB022]

    Quetzal Contla
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
     Tercer producción de seis que ha hecho Eugene Chebykin bajo su alias Cao Sao Vang para Shufflebrain. Un beatmaker delicado y arriesgado a la vez.http://shufflebrain.net/releases/r022
  • Música Selection

    Quetzal Contla
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
     Música Selection es un sitio con reseñas originales de netaudio en español, excelente gusto e introducciones cortesía de Triangular desde Argentina. http://musicaselection.blogspot.com/
  • El Pressentiment

    Quetzal Contla
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    El Pressentiment son hojas de agitación, el arma con la que Espai en Blanc quiere intervenir en el actual combate del pensamiento. En este combate se decide quién y cómo construye la realidad. Hoy la realidad se descompone y se hace imprevisible pero a la vez se rehace sobre y contra nosotros. Nadie sabe qué pasará. Los discursos políticos son intercambiables. Sólo los presentimientos tienen fuerza y permiten tomar una posición. Buscamos presentimientos valientes, insospechados, veraces… liberadores. El Pressentiment también eres tú: descárgalo, imprímelo, distribúyelo,…
  • James Kibbie - Obras completas de Bach para órgano

    Quetzal Contla
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
     James Kibbie es Profesor de Órgano en la Universidad de Michigan, ha ejecutado el catálogo completo de obras para órgano de Johann Sebastian Bach en órganos barrocos de Alemania, las grabaciones se pueden descargar directamente desde:http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach/index.htm
  • Tracing Arcs - I see you [iD.063]

    Quetzal Contla
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
     LP resultado de la colaboración entre un gran netlabel, en este caso, iD.EOLOGY, con uno de los grupos mas emblemáticos del netaudio, los Tracing Arcs, imperdible.http://www.ideology.de/id063/
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    Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

  • Art and politics, Strauss and Pound

    Alex Ross
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    As If Music Could Do No Harm. New Yorker website.
  • The L.A. Phil at the Hollywood Bowl

    Alex Ross
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Under the Stars. The New Yorker, Aug. 25, 2014.
  • Schubert in brief

    Alex Ross
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Unfinished Symphony. The New Yorker, Aug. 11, 2014.
  • A Fine moment

    Alex Ross
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:47 pm
    A Kyle Gann list of American symphonies got me thinking about my own favorites in the genre. Certainly, I'd second many of Kyle's choices. Two additions: William Levi Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony, a neglected delight, and the piercing Symphony (1962) of Irving Fine, whose centenary will arrive at the end of the year. (Contrary to the caption in the YouTube upload above, Fine himself is the conductor.)
  • Wagnerism alert: Penny Dreadful

    Alex Ross
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    My thoughtful husband alerted me to the fact that on a recent episode of the Victorian-Gothic series Penny Dreadful the Wild West character played by Josh Hartnett is so overcome by the strains of Tristan und Isolde, not to mention several glasses of absinthe, that he is inspired to begin making out with none other than Dorian Gray (portrayed by Reeve Carney, previously a singing Spider-Man). "I'd ask if you had heard of Wagner," Gray asks, "but you'd pretend you hadn't." Opera Fresh has more coverage of the show's saucy operatic goings-on.
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    NashvilleGab - Country music news and Nashville celebrity gossip

  • Girl In A Country Song = Girl Power

    Ashley
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    In a time when female vocal presence on the country charts is questionable...along come two pretty blonds armed with guitars and a catchy song to prove there is still some girl power left. They broke into the top 25 recently which was a pretty amazing feat. But an equally amazing...
  • #ThrowbackThursday with Alan Jackson...

    Ashley
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Since Summer is almost over let's celebrate this one time mega summer anthem! Alan Jackson's Chattahoochee is probably STILL some people's summer anthem even though it was released back in '92...now that's a heck of a song! Take a listen below:
  • Hey, College football fans...Brad Paisley has something to tell you!

    Ashley
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    So if you counted...you know Mr. Paisley made mention of 18 mascots in the song "Country Nation" from his new CD Moonshine in the Trunk. So, it only makes sense he's the face of College Colors Day this Friday. He's partnering with 12,000 U.S. retailers to encourage fans to wear...
  • Kenny Chesney could teach a "How To Tour" seminar according to this gal...

    Ashley
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    So Miranda puts on a pretty massively entertaining show and apparently it's Mr. Entertainment himself, Kenny Chesney, that she says she owes some gratitude to! “When I was on the Kenny tour,” she remembers, “ his crowd and his crew and his everybody has his spirit, which is, ‘I love...
  • You'll never guess who LeeAnn Rimes is throwing shade at..

    Ashley
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    At first it sounds random that LeAnn Rimes would have an opinion on Justin Bieber, but actually who knows more about growing up in the industry that the Blue singer. LeAnn rose to fame at just 13 years old so she's been around the block with all the temptations a...
 
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  • EBM BLITZLICHT

    Oliver Chesler
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    So as I mentioned in a previous post I have a tour coming up in Europe next month. Since I will be stationed in Berlin I decide to throw my own event on Wednesday, September 17th. It will take place at 1820 Club (Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 39-41). The event is called EBM BLITZLICHT and it will be five EBM, New Beat, Industrial, Synthpunk DJ Sets. If you’re in Berlin you must come and hang out! Booked to spin: Petra Flurr, Denard Henry aka Sonic Architect, DJ Death B, DJ Andi and yours truly (The Horrorist). “A Night Of Old School Ebm, New Beat, Industrial & Synthpunk!!” For…
  • Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay

    Oliver Chesler
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay // Official Trailer from Amélie Ravalec on Vimeo. I am very much looking forward to the release of a film called Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay coming out later this year. It is a documentary on how early Industrial music came to be. Check out the trailer above and the great Test Dept DJ set! “Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay traces the origins of Industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.” –…
  • Tiptop Audio MA808

    Oliver Chesler
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    I would dare to say the only thing electronic drum wise out there better than a real Roland TR-808 is the Tiptop Audio Eurorack drum modules. The reason I say that is each module actually gets the sound right but is also controllable in a creative modular environment. It’s not just the sound they get correct. It’s also the pressure or chest feel. Tiptop gets it right. The fact that you can then take these sounds a throw them into Euclidean sequencers, Echophons, Plague Bearer’s etc is just fantastic. They just released the MA808 which emulates the TR-808s Maracas. $99 USD.
  • Noystoise NT02

    Oliver Chesler
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Whenever a new Noystoise creation comes out I usually post about it. They are just so beautifully hand crafted. The latest NT02 would be nice in a live set up. It is available now for $260 USD. “The NT02 consists of a square wave VCO with chorus/delay, a white noise generator, a ramp LFO, and individual 12db resonant lowpass filters for the VCO and white noise generator. the pitch of the VCO is controlled by one axis of the VCO joystick, while the other axis controls the delay time of the chorus. the chorus circuit is basically just your typical PT2399 delay chip setup, except there is…
  • The Horrorist Live August and September

    Oliver Chesler
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    I have a lot of live shows and DJ gigs coming up. Here’s a few that are happening this and next month: August 29, 2014 – Gigors (Near Lyon), France – The Freakshow Festival http://www.freakshow-festival.com/ September 12, 2014 – London, UK – One Night in London City https://www.facebook.com/events/1452944798292460/ September 13, 2014 – Stockholm, Sweden – Special event with Flexiwave! Link and more info soon! (DJ SET) September 17, 2014 – Berlin, Germany – Special EBM event! More info soon! (DJ SET) September 20, 2014 – Stuttgart,…
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    The Boot

  • News Roundup — See Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Outtakes, Chris Young Learns 'Knife' Lessons

    Angela Stefano
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Boot rounds up the day's top stories from our news partners. Continue reading…
  • Brad Paisley Talks Guitar Riffs

    Gayle Thompson
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    After pushing the boundaries of country music with his previous album, 'Wheelhouse,' Brad Paisley returned to his roots for 'Moonshine in the Trunk,' making an album that had his fans foremost in his mind. Continue reading…
  • Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood Featured in Upcoming Foo Fighters Doc

    Gayle Thompson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Foo Fighters already had a close country connection, as lead singer Dave Grohl worked with the Zac Brown Band on their latest album, 'The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1,' but now the entire band is embracing the Nashville music scene. Continue reading…
  • Merle Haggard Says Modern Country 'Isn't Entertaining'

    Gayle Thompson
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Merle Haggard's first single, 'Sing a Sad Song,' hit the Top 20 more than 50 years ago, in 1963. But while the California native has stayed busy -- and popular -- throughout the last five decades, he admits he doesn't have much in common with the artists who are currently topping the charts. Continue reading…
  • Humming House Release Live Album

    Hannahlee Allers
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Nashville-based folk-Americana band Humming House has released 'Humming House Party,' a live album inspired by the Beach Boys' 1965 release 'Beach Boys Party.' Continue reading…
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    Largehearted Boy

  • Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - August 28, 2014

    david
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Chez L'arabe: Stories by Mireille Silcoff Already garnering much praise and comparisons to such literary giants as Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler and Mavis Gallant, Mireille Silcoff’s debut collection of linked short stories is not to be missed. Inspired by the author’s own once-debilitating health struggles, Silcoff intertwines the lives of others…
  • Shorties (A Murakami Meal, Bruce Springsteen's Children's Book, and more)

    david
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    A Portland chef has created a nine-course meal as an homage to author Haruki Murakami. Bruce Springsteen has co-authored a children's book. PopMatters previewed September's new music releases. The Daily Express listed the best books about serial killers. Paste listed the best garage rock songs of all time. PopMatters listed essential 1980s alternative rock albums. Vulture recommended last-minute beach reads. Sound of the City explained why celebrating album anniversaries is pointless. Morning Edition profiled comics legend Jack Kirby. Robert Plant talked to the Telegraph about the demise of…
  • Daily Downloads (Liz Frame, Monsoon, and more)

    david
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Dylan Jakobsen: Stateline EP [mp3] Josh Hoover: Sampler album [mp3] Liz Frame: "Sooner" [mp3] Rice Cultivation Society: "Cellphone" [mp3] Robyn Cage: Tales of a Thief NoiseTrade Sampler album [mp3] Steve Combs: "Rockford" [mp3] Two Bears North: "Come Ocean" [mp3] Various Artists: 2014 [PIAS] America Label Sampler album [mp3] Various Artists: The Song Movie Soundtrack album [mp3] Free and legal live performances at other websites: Monsoon: 2014-08-15, Athens [mp3] search for more free and…
  • WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - August 27, 2014

    david
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week. WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities needs us to be, which currently means carrying everything from fiction to nonfiction to absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough…
  • Shorties (John Darnielle on His New Novel, A Haruki Murakami Quiz, and more)

    david
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    The L Magazine interviewed John Darnielle about his new novel, Wolf in White Van. The Guardian shared a Haruki Murakami quiz. Metro Weekly listed the 50 best alternative albums of the '90s. Prospect noted an increase in literary fiction that features time travel. BBC Music reviewed Kate Bush's first concert in 35 years. The Other People podcast interviewed author Austin Kleon. NPR Music is streaming the new Interpol album, El Pintor. Flavorwire listed fall's must-read books. SPIN listed the 100 best alternative rock songs of 1994. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+,…
 
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  • Beyoncé and Taylor Swift's feminism for the win

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When music news has much larger social implications: powerful, famous women embrace feminism, and feminism wins. WTF! earns an exclamation point. Beyoncé “Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Beyoncé proudly standing in front of the word FEMINIST, towering and burning brightly behind her, is an iconic image, and it comes courtesy of the VMAs. More than just a gesture, it’s an action. It’s declarative, powerful and purposeful. And it was broadcast into millions of homes around the world and viewed…
  • Watch Chad VanGaalen’s animated "Monster" video

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    I like to joke that Chad VanGaalen is my favourite wizard, but perhaps Consequence of Sound's review of his latest album, Shrink Dust, put it best: "It’s like if Dali and Kafka got lost at an MGMT concert." To best illustrate the creative and complex world VanGaalen reveals to his fans, watch the video for "Monster," which he directed and animated. If you missed Chad VanGaalen's performance at the 2014 CBC Music Fest, you can watch it here.
  • Exclusive: check out this interactive, fan-shot video of Tegan and Sara’s "I’m Not Your Hero"

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    On Saturday, June 14, we brought the second annual CBCMusic.ca Festival to Burnaby, B.C. As part of the event, we asked fans to record various songs through the festival, and then upload their videos, to help us build an interactive fan-shot video with our partners, WeShot. The third interactive video is now up on our special microsite (note: designed for use on desktop only). Watch this unique video of Tegan and Sara's "I'm Not Your Hero" here. The interactive video lets you can switch between camera angles to view it from the point of view of the audience who was there to capture it live.
  • Throwback Thursday: Arkells play 'Rock the Casbah' on Strombo

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Last week, we dug into the archives of Radio 2's The Strombo Show and pulled out this amazing recording of Stars covering Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time." It turns out that The Strombo Show is a gold mine andall types of magic happen in the converted maintenance closet that is its home. For '80s week, we decided to bust out some more footage of a modern band playing an '80s classic, so here are Arkells covering "Rock the Casbah." LISTEN audio Listen to CBC Music's '80s Channel Check out CBC Music throughout the week for more stories like these: The 50 best Canadian songs of the ’80s…
  • Backstage Pass Season 2 - New look! New host!

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    CBC Music Backstage Pass returns to the national airwaves on Sept 5th 2014. We've got a brand new look, a new show format and a brand new face. Talia Schlanger is the new host of Backstage Pass. She also helms CBC radio 2 weekend mornings and is a passionate music lover. On Sept 5th Talia joins the BSP team to spear head the new show format that will spend more time focussed on telling the stories of a single Canadian musician, band or music event.  What can you expect in season two of Canada's most talked about late-night music show? Backstage Pass will continue to bring you you the biggest…
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    ACountry | ACountry

  • 2014 CMA Awards Nominees To Be Announced September 3

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

    Jarrod Vrazel
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Hunter Hayes announced  the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour following a performance on the Today Show’s Toyota® Concert Series this morning (August 22).  Kicking off kick off October at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA, Hayes will be joined by special guests Dan + Shay and The Railers. During the TODAY Show performance, Hayes entertained the massive crowd gathered in the plaza with his current Top 30-and-climbing single “Tattoo” as well as the No. 1 smash hit “I Want Crazy” and moving fan favorite,…
  • Garth Brooks Adds 11th Chicago Concert

    Jarrod Vrazel
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Garth Brooks has added a new concert to his Chicago dates - the eleventh show will be at 10:30 pm September 5.  Tickets for the new show go on sale Saturday August 23 at 10 am. “After seeing how happy everyone was in Atlanta about ticket access, I feel whatever the problem was has now been fixed,” Brooks said. “I would like to put on one more show in Chicago so people that wanted tickets and could not get in the system, now have a chance to see the show and get their tickets at face value and NOT have to go through the scalper/broker systems if they don’t want…
  • George Strait The Cowboy Rides Away Live Album

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    George Strait's new live album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium, will be released September 16, 2014.   Featuring hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, the album features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and  George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.    The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year,…
  • George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away TV Special on CMT

    Jarrod Vrazel
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away television special premieres on CMT Augusut 29 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Filmed lived from his final concert in Dallas, Strait is joined onstage by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and George "Bubba" Strait, Jr.  George Strait : The Cowboy Rides Away is an historical account told through the music from the superstar’s storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his incredible 60 No.
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    Music News Net

  • ZZ Top and Jeff Beck a Forced to Cancel Tour Due to Dusty Hill Tour Bus Injury

    Administrator
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Music News- ZZ Top and Jeff Beck have been forced to cancel their performance tonight (8/27) at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit due an injury suffered by ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill while on his tour bus! Apparently Hill...
  • Neil Young Files for Divorce from His Wife of 36 Years, Pegi

    Administrator
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    MUSIC NEWS- Neil Young has reported filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and one of his frequent musical collaborators. A petition for dissolution of the marriage was filed by Mr Young in their hometown of...
  • Billy Bragg Performs Special Live Set in Fergurson MO

    Administrator
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Music News- Billy Bragg performed an impromptu show in Ferguson, MO on Tuesday (8/19). The British singer-songwriter was performing in nearby St Louis when he made the quick trip to the city, which has been in the headlines after the...
  • Aerosmith Cancels Gig Due to Drummer's Health

    Administrator
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Music News- Aerosmith was forced to cancel their gig last night, Wednesday as Joey Kramer, their drummer, has a heart condition and may require surgery reports TMZ. The group cancelled their Concord, California Sleep Train Pavilion concert. Members of their...
  • Kings of Leon Forced to Cancel Gig After Bus Accident

    Administrator
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Music News- Kings Of Leon were forced to postpone a New York State gig over the weekend after drummer Nathan Followill broke his ribs in a tour bus accident. The Sex On Fire band were traveling to their concert in...
 
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    Bob Baker » Indie Music Promotion

  • What’s Your “Internet Influence Index”? (3i)

    Bob Baker
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Do you ever wonder how you’re faring in the realm of Online Reach and Influence? Maybe you need to stop and take a snapshot of where you stand. I call it your Internet Influence Index (or 3i for short). A 3i is a listing of your current number of friends, followers and other statistics that indicate how well you’re connecting with customers and fans online. It’s a quick measurement of your Internet presence. I refer to it as a snapshot because, if you’re proactive at all online, the numbers will be in constant flux – hopefully in an upward direction. Some day I…
  • 26 – Music Publicity 101: Media Exposure Fundamentals

    Bob Baker
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    You spoke. Billy and I listened. This week we tackle music publicity, one of the top vote-getters in the recent Music Marketing Monday podcast topic poll. In this episode your hosts define “publicity” and “media.” I cover the abundance of media “outlets” available to you and the many ways you can get free exposure, based on my 10 years at the helm of a music magazine. By the way, you can still vote for the topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes. Just click this link to cast your vote! What do YOU think about our take on music publicity…
  • 25 Artists and Marketing Experts Give Their Best Advice on How to Promote a New Album

    Bob Baker
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Seattle-based artist and blogger Solveig Whittle just published a monster post on how to promote a new album. She and her partner, Stevie Adamek, are getting ready to release their new CD, called Fire and Other Playthings. What better way to get promotion ideas than to tap into the minds of 25 successful artists and marketing experts (including yours truly). Here are a few nuggets that Solveig gathered: From Don Harrison – www.NetworkOrDie.com Drop the hard sales pitch and redundant self-promotion. Identify a potential problem and explain how your music is the solution. Instead of this:…
  • 5 Lessons the Music Industry Can Learn From TV

    Bob Baker
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
      “Of all the lies told to musicians, here’s the biggest lie of them all: you have to give your talent away for free.” That’s how Ted Gioia starts off the article of his I just discovered yesterday. Give it a read for a refreshing perspective. Here are a few more gems from Gioia’s piece: Creative people in a wide range of fields keep hearing the ridiculous mantra that “content wants to be free.” The music industry is the worst offender. Many label execs tell artists that musicians shouldn’t expect to generate income from their recordings.
  • 23 – Time Shifting for Musicians

    Bob Baker
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    To succeed as a musician, sometimes it seems you literally have to work it 24/7 and be in more than one place at the same time. On this episode, Billy and I show you how to do just that - appear in multiple places simultaneously, while magically bending your past, present and future. Neil deGrasse Tyson would be proud (except for the part where I sort of curse in the intro). But seriously, tune in and get turned on to the many ways you can shift time and multiply your online marketing efforts. What do YOU think about our time-shifting advice? Leave a comment below or do so on Twitter by using…
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    Artists House Music

  • 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.
  • One can love chicken & Bob Marley tunes (ONE LOVE trademark dispute settles)

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

    cathyweeks
    21 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    Blog post submitted by: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M. http://iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/ The ® Registered Trademark Symbol Once a trademark is federally registered with the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office), the coveted ® symbol can be used. While use of the ® symbol is not required, it is highly recommend. Using the ® symbol lends credibility to a registered mark.  Additionally, it puts potential infringers on notice of the trademark owner’s rights and makes it easier for the trademark owner to collect certain damages in the event someone infringes these rights. The TM and…
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    Next2Shine.com

  • Music Video: Ephemerals - Things (Part 1)

    Mark J
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    A 'soul family' of talented musicians out of Soho, London, the Ephemerals are in the business of making music that is bound to prove the antithesis of their moniker in terms of its enduring appeal, their collective musical sensibility grounded as it is in the timeless instincts of classic r'n'b,... ....
  • Kandace Springs Is Drawn By The Allure Of The 'West Coast'

    Mark J
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    From playing local clubs in her native Nashville to winning a record deal with an on the spot live performance for Blue Note Records President Don Was, to her upcoming appearance on Letterman, the smoothly articulate and intuitive soul of Kandace Springs dextrous voice has seen her check off... ....
  • Music Video: Alexia Coley - Drive Me Wild

    Mark J
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    With her retro soul sound being informed by her background as a big band jazz singer and having honed her performance chops on West London's live music scene fronting the Rotten Hill Gang, Alexia Coley was someone we knew we had to keep our eye on after she appeared on our radar in 2012. Combining... ....
  • Music Video: Myles Sanko - Forever Dreaming

    Mark J
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    U.K. based soul singer Myles Sanko is clear about what his motivation is when it comes to making music, saying 'my intention is to produce music with a feel good vibe and lyrical content that makes my listeners think'. Inspired by the likes of Bill Withers, James Brown, Al Green and Otis Redding,... ....
  • Music Video: Ester Rada - Monsters

    Mark J
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    We were hugely impressed by Ester Rada's captivating and infectiously compelling debut album, the self-titled release an enchanting, entertaining and thought provoking collection of songs born of her intelligent and literate songwriting and her eclectically influenced and progressively creative... ....
 
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  • Mickey - Mickey 'Holding Hands'

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Acid Stag Acid Stag - Australian music news, reviews, videos and streaming Belgium producer (and Friday Mixtape regular) Mickey, has delivered his latest offerings today, a double A-side EP called LA Anyway, featuring the two brand new disco-flavoured… (in post Mickey: LA Anyway EP [Double A-Side] from acid stag. More by this artist at )
  • The High Learys - Clear My Mind

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    I tried so hard not to say that this blog needs a little more cowbell. It looks like I failed miserably. Anyway, tonight I ended up listening to this new Cowbell album that is out now Damaged Goods.… (in post Cowbell & The High Learys from One Chord to Another. More by this artist at )
  • nineinchnails - Copy Of A (2013)

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Sunday night less than 24 hours after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Bay Area, Nine Inch Nails sent shockwaves through the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Of course, this unreal show was just another day’s work for… (in post A Night in Reznor’s World: Nine Inch Nails Rules the Night at Shoreline from SFCritic. More by this artist at )
  • Lukasz Lach - HARDER

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Lukasz Lach sent over his track Harder of which he also included the video. The song is like a weird procession to an unknown place. The video produced by  Marie Lou Desmeules a Canadian director, takes it to… (in post Lukasz Lach "Harder" from Indiehere. More by this artist at )
  • QT - Hey QT

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    QT - "Hey QT". Ten thousand CDs, boiled in a crucible. The material is opaque, gelatinous, silver; it oozes like sponsored swill. Pour the quivering polymer into a mould. Put the mould in a gyroscope. After seven days… (in post MAGNIFICENT, PULPED from said the gramophone. More by this artist at )
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    RouteNote Blog

  • Zach Lieberman’s ‘Play the World’ Piano

    Tom Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    A Google event hosted in New York ‘Dev Art’ last month, saw developer Zack Lieberman’s world connect piano. Zack’s passion behind radio, and the ability to be able to tune into a number of stations around the world at any time, lead to the build of this keyboard. On pressing a single note, the computer will search all stations within a certain region for similar sounding frequencies being broadcasted live. Depending on where the region is, it will play through one of many speakers. As he states in the video below, although the note can be distinguished, you will never…
  • JABRA Sport Pulse Wireless – Heart Monitoring Earbuds

    Tom Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:17 am
    Joining the likes of SMS Audio and Intel, Jabra will be releasing its own heart monitoring earbuds, but unlike competition, without the wires. The earbuds will talk wirelessly via bluetooth to a specialised Smart Life app on your phone. IP55 waterproofing, the earbuds should run for 5-6 hours on a single charge, with heart monitoring continuing after battery depletes. The app will include a bunch of workout features, giving you heart rate zone goals and allowing you to determine your VO2 Max level which Jabra claims is 98% accurate compared to proper specialised medical gear. The earbuds will…
  • LFO Monsta – Avalanche [Outertone Free Release]

    RouteBot
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Download here: https://soundcloud.com/outertone/avalanche Outertone Spotify Playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/routenote/playlist/17ejoHEt4JP4JC5iTjfcVn Follow LFO Monsta: https://soundcloud.com/lfo-monsta Follow Outertone: Website: http://outertone.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outertonemusic Twitter: http://twitter.com/outertonemusic SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/outertone Anyone can use the music (even commercially) on their YouTube videos or any other media creation. The only requirement is that you must correctly attribute (credit) Outertone and the artist by a link to…
  • Nev Plays: Arty – Up All Night (Launchpad Cup Song)

    Tom Newman
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Nev’s back again with another amazing Launchpad cover of Arty’s new single ‘Up All Night’, featuring a cup… trust me!
  • Clean Bandit – Come Over VIP Remix

    Tom Newman
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    Clean Bandit have released the VIP mix of their latest hit Come Over featuring Stylo G and Cecile.
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    Judy Rodman - All Things Vocal Blog

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

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

    Judy Rodman
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    OK so it happens. Experts disagree. When it comes to vocal technique, how do you know if what you've been told is right?First, here are three reasons voice experts may tell you different things:There is more than one way to help you do deal with that vocal issue.There is more than one way to explain the corrective technique, creating the perception that you are getting conflicting advice when you are not. One (or both) the 'experts' are wrong!Here are two reasons the right vocal training might not work: You are not understanding the technique being suggested, or you're not  applying…
 
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    Soundtrack Geek V2

  • Soundtrack Review: Decoding Annie Parker

    Jørn Tillnes
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Decoding Annie Parker Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Decoding Annie Parker by Steve Bramson. At a glance: 17 tracks 28 minutes of score Geek Score: 77.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.32 Album Excellence: 8% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Breast cancer is a serious thing and this movie is based on a true story. For a subject like this, there could have been massive amounts of score to tell the story, but it’s only about 28 minutes and perhaps that’s enough. What Bramson get to tell in 17 cues feels right.
  • Soundtrack Review: We Are The Freaks

    Jørn Tillnes
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We Are The Freaks Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score We Are The Freaks by Vincent Watts. At a glance: 10 tracks 29 minutes of score Geek Score: 84 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 10.33 Album Excellence: 36% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? This is the kind of movie I want to see more of. Well maybe not, but it’s set in 1990 so that’s a big plus. I miss those days, particularly the 80s and hopefully we’ll have more producers and directors who miss it too so they can make movies set in those days. Musically, nothing…
  • Soundtrack Review: Test

    Jørn Tillnes
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Test Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Test by Ceiri Torjussen. At a glance: 16 tracks 36 minutes of score Geek Score: 82,5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 9.78 Album Excellence: 27% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Appearances can deceive. I was looking at the coverart to Test and thinking that this isn’t very inspiring, but better give it a go. As the opening cue ‘Dawn’ plays, I’m thinking there might be something here. It’s a short but very nice and relaxing synth pad cue. ‘Big Smile’ puts…
  • Soundtrack Review: Jacob

    Jørn Tillnes
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Jacob Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Jacob by Iain Kelso. At a glance: 27 tracks 68 minutes of score Geek Score: 81.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 19.58 Album Excellence: 29% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Jacob seems like the horror version of “Of Mice And Men” judging by the trailer. The film is scored by Canadian composer Iain Kelso. It’s a film from 2011 but Howlin’ Wolf Records has just released the score. From the beginning, the music of Jacob seems hopeful, only touched upon by darkness in the…
  • Soundtrack Review: United Passions

    Jørn Tillnes
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    United Passions Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score United Passions by Jean-Pascal Beintus. At a glance: 33 cues 60 minutes of score Geek Score: 65.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.38 Album Excellence: 4% Buy or stream? Stream How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? I’m a passionate fan of football and has been for 25 years now. I’m not a big fan of FIFA however which this movie is all about. It was found back in 1904 in Paris and it has a long but troubled history. The movie tells the story of how it came to be and beyond. I hope the movie is…
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    Beat Lawrence

  • Upcoming Show: Kawehi at the Bottleneck

    Beat Lawrence
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Saturday, August 30th. 9pm The Bottleneck Lawrence’s Kawehi blew up after Vimeo featured her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box”. She’s been making the rounds around the country and now is back and ready to put on a show for us!
  • Coming Soon: Attic Wolves at the Jackpot

    Beat Lawrence
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Saturday, August 30th. Jackpot Music Hall 8pm Been hearing good things about KC’s Attic Wolves and this Saturday, August 30th, is a chance to check them out! They’ll be at Jackpot Music Hall with Nellie Pearl and Drifters by Midnight. Show starts at 8pm!  
  • New Music: The Hush Now

    Beat Lawrence
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    The Hush Now is from Boston, MA and features singer/songwriters Noel Kelly, Barry Marino, Adam Quane and Pat MacDonald. The band is set to release their fourth studio album in September 2014 entitled Sparkle Drive    
  • Video: The War on Drugs “Under the Pressure”

    Beat Lawrence
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The War on Drugs will be at The Granada Theater on Saturday, October 11th.
  • New Music: Sunbears!

    Beat Lawrence
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jacksonville, FL’s psych-pop outfit, Sunbears! will be releasing their latest album, Future Sounds, on November 11. The group will be featured in the Flaming Lips-curated Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album (along side MGMT, My Morning Jacket, Phantogram and Miley Cyrus). Artist -  Sunbears! Album - Future Sounds Release Date - November 11, 2014 Label -  New Granada Records 01. Future Sounds 02. He’s A Lie!, He’s Not Real! 03. I’m Feelin’ Low 04. Don’t Take Too Many Things 05. Overspiritualized 06. How Do You Go Forward?? 07. Now You’re Gone…
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    Indiecision: Music Magazine: Indian indie music News, MP3s, Interviews, Videos, Giveaways, Awesomeness

  • Red Bull Tour Bus to go Off The Roof

    Indiecision
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    This time last year, the Red Bull Tour Bus etched skid marks into asphalt for the first time in history. The bus had more in common with Optimus Prime than its primitive brethren — not only was it capable of transporting entire bands and the sum total of their gear all over India, but it could also transform itself into a stage on the fly. It hosted the likes of Scribe, The Supersonics, Parikrama, Swarathma and The Dualist Inquiry Band and covered a total distance of 17,000 kilometres across the country. In order to mark the one year anniversary of the bus, the good folks at Red Bull are…
  • Baiju Dharmajan Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for New Video

    Indiecision
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    South Indian guitar god Baiju Dharmajan wants your help to make the video for his new track, ‘Kaithola’. Keeping the South Indian guitar god tradition of resurrecting folk songs as electrically amplified rock anthems, ‘Kaithola’ is a Malayali classic which talks about feelings of maternal love and loss. The production of the video has currently been put on hold. It requires a total of Rs 3.5 lakh to execute — an amount that Baiju and his team intend to raise through a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign allows you to pledge amounts anywhere between Rs 200 to Rs…
  • SICKFLIP Releases New EP, Video

    Indiecision
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Mumbai-based electronic music producer Sarvesh Shrivastava (also a part of Mental Martians) is in love with Ladakh. His last EP titled BIPOLAR (stream it on the NH7 Audiolizer), released under the moniker SICKFLIP, was inspired by this land of high passes. Last week, Shrivastava dropped his third EP – The Ladakh Project – which is not just inspired by Ladakh, but created in the middle of its environs. He undertook a 15-day trip to Ladakh, along with The Outbox Project, to assemble a record that reflects its topography from Shrivastava’s perspective. The Outbox Project is a…
  • Control ALT Delete 6 Announced

    Indiecision
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    September in Mumbai is synonymous with Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Things get loud, and how. No matter how often you bear the brunt of maddeningly repetitive Nashik Dhol patterns and embarrassing trance remixes of Marathi pop chartbusters, longtime residents will attest to the fact that there’s no getting used to it. However, the good folks responsible for Control ALT Delete are pulling a Captain Planet yet again, and are working hard to provide a viable alternative. Control ALT Delete 5 had enough metal to fill an armoury — nine of the country’s most ferocious metal acts…
  • Sifar Release ‘Dil Ki Sadaa’ for Free Download

    Indiecision
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    We had last spoken to Delhi-based Hindi rock band, Sifar, when they’d released a video for their track ‘Chhattis Baar Suna’. That was also the time when we were told that they have dropped their plan to release another album, and instead, would continue putting out singles. This was back in 2012. However, last December, they released their second full-length titled 2 (stream here), a follow up to their debut album, 1 (stream here). Last week, the band released a single, ‘Dil Ki Sadaa’, for free download. It has been composed and produced by Amit Yadav, the vocalist and guitarist…
 
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    BoldAsLove.us

  • 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…
  • WATCH: Tamar-Kali — “Pearl” (album version)

    Rob Fields
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    @tamar_kali Good news, my people! Our favorite hardcore warrior soul goddess is back with the official album version video for “Pearl”.  For those of you new to Tamar-Kali, the song is from her fantastic Black Bottom album.  Some of you will recall that she previously released a J Mage remix of the song that features the oh-so-dope Jean Grae.  The album version video precedes tomorrow’s release of the Black Bottom Revue Live EP, which was recorded during her band’s spring tour.  You can pre-order via her bandcamp page and get the previously unreleased song…
  • LISTEN: Angela Johnson — “Black Boy Lullaby”

    Rob Fields
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    “This is not your average run-of-the-mill lullaby,” sings Angela Johnson on this powerful song that reflects the fears and hopes of black mothers (and fathers!) everywhere. We all know there’s a point at which our boys are no longer “cute” kids, but perceived as threats.  In fact, there’s been research that shows black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in the same light of childhood innocence as their white peers, but are more likely to be mistaken as older.  Of course, this has huge implications for the ways we parents prepare our boys to move…
  • Bridgett M. Davis’s Trip “Into The Go-Slow”

    Rob Fields
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    We are thrilled to announce that our books editor and Sundays @… curator Bridgett M. Davis will have her second novel, Into The Go-Slow published on Tuesday, September 9 via Feminist Press.  Her debut novel was 2004′s Shifting Through Neutral.  Here’s a quick synopsis: In 1987 Detroit, twenty-one-year-old Angie passes time working in a mall and watching sitcoms with her mom. But beneath the surface, she is consumed by thoughts of her sister’s death years earlier in Nigeria. Ella had introduced Angie to Black Power and a vision of returning to Africa. On impulse, Angie…
  • REVIEW – “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

    Rob Fields
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    There’s a feeling that you get from a photograph. Multiple feelings. These stem from emotional or physical connections to the subject, to the setting, angle, tone, imagination, and even size of the photo. This is regardless of it being from 100 years ago or one day ago, on paper or on a digital screen. Yet, one can imagine that for most people it is how the photo reflects who you are that brings the most distinct feelings. However, when dealing with the African-American and African diaspora, the problem is that the way many of us perceive ourselves is defined by the hegemonic forces of…
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    Heather Fenoughty

  • 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…
  • What I’ve Learned (so far) from Scoring ‘The White Whale’: Part 1

    Heather
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    I’m in the process of scoring The White Whale for Slung Low. It’s on in September, 4th-13th. Tickets are free but there aren’t many left… call The Carriageworks Theatre on  0113 2243801 for the last few remaining.  Here follows a series of posts about the useful little things I’ve learned whilst working on Slung Low’s The White Whale. Parts 2 and 3 to come… Give the subconscious as much time as possible to do the idea-generating heavy lifting. Some time is good. More is better. Once I’d gotten over that discomforting blank page feeling…
  • Women, Money, Success and The Bechdel Test

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

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

    Dean C. Minderman
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    While localities and regions may be less important in terms of a specific shared sound or group of influences (although that’s still a possibility, too), I’d contend they remain essential as accumulations of a “critical mass” of resources and opportunities to collaborate.
  • Style Points

    Matthew Guerrieri
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Looking around, listening around, culture is as stylistically non-hegemonic as I’ve ever experienced. But parallel to that is a kind of greater semiotic compartmentalization: the vast majority of cultural artifacts I encounter keenly announce their stylistic allegiance early and often.
  • Dying From Exposure

    Isaac Schankler
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    What is not problematic on an individual level can become catastrophic on a larger level, and I worry that we are rapidly ruling out pretty much every scenario that would allow a typical musician to make a living.
  • What Are We Afraid Of?

    R. Andrew Lee
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    It's important to put your best face forward professionally. We're all hustling for gigs, and it doesn't make sense to do anything but make yourself look as appealing as possible. But perhaps there is another layer to it.
  • The Media and the Message

    Dean C. Minderman
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Knowing the specifics about each media outlet in your area can help you to target your communications more effectively. And there’s no real reason one has to choose between traditional and social media; a comprehensive communications plan should include both.
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  • “Everything Must Change” – Dottie Peoples

    Bob Marovich
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    “Everything Must Change” Dottie Peoples DP Musik Group (2014) www.dottiepeoples.com “Everything Must Change” is Dottie Peoples like you are not used to hearing her. Dottie doffs the traditional pulse for which she is so well known and goes Nina Simone on this slow inspirational ballad about that which is inevitable. Indeed, Simone recorded the song in the 1970s, although the original was waxed by Quincy Jones, featuring the song’s composer, Benard Ighner, on vocals. Dottie does a fine job with this contemplative song.  She transitions from jazzy chanteuse to fiery evangelist when,…
  • Kenneth Slaughter, Wings Over Jordan Choir Vocalist, Passes Away

    Bob Marovich
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Here’s a link to a fascinating article about Kenneth Slaughter, vocalist in the original Wings Over Jordan.  Rev. Joe Willams of Philadelphia informed JGM today that Mr. Slaughter just passed away.  Mr. Slaughter was one of the last of the original Wings Over Jordan singers still living. Kenneth Slaughter & Wings Over Jordan. The post Kenneth Slaughter, Wings Over Jordan Choir Vocalist, Passes Away appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • “More of You” – Canton Jones feat. Darlene McCoy

    Bob Marovich
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    “More of You” Canton Jones feat. Darlene McCoy From the CD God City USA (2014) Cajo Records By Libra Boyd, Guest Reviewer Gospel Music Fever In one of several collaborations from his newest release, God City USA, singer/writer/producer Canton Jones teams up with songstress and radio personality Darlene McCoy for a moderately-paced Christian hip-hop performance of “More of You.” McCoy kicks off the track’s opening verse with a melodic declaration of adoration and submission before sharing the mic with Jones for a harmonic duet of the chorus: “Just give me…
  • JGM Pick of the Week: August 25, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm
    “A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands)” Rance Allen Group Tyscot Records (2014) www.tyscot.com A gospel trio that was blurring the barriers between the music of Saturday night and Sunday morning in the late 1960s, the Rance Allen Group returns to the funky style that brought them national attention with “A Lil’ Louder (Clap Your Hands).” From the thudding bass line to Rance’s trademark shouts of spiritual ecstasy and sanctified scatting, the song encourages every listener to get on up and worship. Dance, clap your hands, stomp your feet, raise your voice, and scream, sing the…
  • Sherry Songbird – Made For You

    Bob Marovich
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Sherry Songbird Made for You Family First Productions (2014) www.sherrysongbird.com By Bob Marovich Singer-songwriter Sherry Songbird’s sophomore release is an EP called Made For You. The six selections are sunny vertical praise songs written by Songbird, and the understated instrumentation, led by acoustic piano and guitar, spotlights her light but passionate soprano. Set to a robust string section, the title track expresses the joy of accepting Christ. Although the rests in the music pause too long for comfort, and the tempo could be quicker, Songbird delivers the lyrics with appropriate…
 
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  • Style: Nike Taps Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design For New “Nike Court” Collection

    Morgan Witt
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design has been tapped by Nike to introduce its latest range of sportswear apparel with the Nike Court Collection for the U.S. Open. Nike Court is fueled by their overall design philosophy of “future heritage.” A respect for the past to innovate for the future. Leveraging a palette of deep navy blue […]
  • Music: Watch Producer YOUNGr Craft Stellar Live Bootleg Of Tiga’s “Bugatti”

    Morgan Witt
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Not much out there about London-based producer YOUNGr but he’s crafted a series of impressive one-take live bootleg versions of tunes from the likes of Chris Brown, Calvin Harris, MNEK, and Pharrell. As you’ll see, the multi-instrumentalist leverages a slew of studio tools to sample and live loop including a Korg Pad Kontrol, Ableton Live […]
  • Music: Listen To Ryn Weaver’s Stellar Debut EP “Promises”

    Morgan Witt
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Music’s new mystery girl (meaning, there are only a few pictures of her floating around on the web unless you give her a follow on Instagram) is an incredibly talented (not to mention incredibly beautiful) 22-year-old singer/songwriter named Aryn Wüthrich. After deciding college wasn’t for her, she focused full time on music. Along the way […]
  • Style: DEADSTOCK Set To Be World’s First Coffee & Sneaker Gallery (Kickstarter)

    Morgan Witt
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Portland, Oregon is ranked Top 3 in cities for coffee shops in the United States. It also happens to be next door to the center of the sneaker universe as Nike’s global headquarters is just a few miles away in Beaverton. So it makes sense that someone would eventually take the reigns and find a […]
  • Music: Watch Todd Terje’s Epic Live Performance From Norway’s Øya Festival 2014

    Morgan Witt
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and producer Todd Terje (Terje Olsen) blessed the crowd at his native Norway’s Øya Festival with an epic one-off big band live performance. The seventy-five minute headlining set includes hits such as “Ragysh” and “Inspector Norse” as well as tunes from recently released cosmic disco masterpiece, “It’s Album Time.” Good lord this […]
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  • Athens, GA: 25 years later

    Peter Lee
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Twenty-five years ago, Athens, Ga. was the king of the alt-rock/indie-rock/college rock scene. (Gen Y folks: It was the Seattle of the 80s.) With bands such as R.E.M., Pylon, and the B-52s gaining national attention, artists flocked to the city hoping to get noticed. I happened to be in college during that time, and I was like a kid in a candy store. Every Friday night you could find some up-and-coming band that was "the next R.E.M." It was a place of excitement and innovation. Michael Stipe sightings were frequent. It was a wonderful place to be. Now, R.E.M. have broken up, the B-52s are…
  • A much needed hiatus

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
 
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  • 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…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
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  • St Cecilia Restaurant - Atlanta

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Texas-born, Atlanta-based chef-turned-restaurateur, Ford Fry, continues to enrich Atlanta’s dining offering. Earlier this year, his Rocket Farm restaurant group opened its fifth restaurant, St. Cecilia, in The Pinnacle building in Buckhead, in the space previously occupied by Bluepointe. To design the establishment that has room for nearly 200 in total, Fry selected Meyer Davis Studio http://www.meyerdavis.com/about/ of New York, established in 1999 by Will Meyer and Gray Davis. Fry has used the same studio for his King + Duke restaurant. Meyer Davis’s work on prestigious retail…
  • Trocadero Apartment by Francois Champsaur

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are not quite sure how long we can stand feeling this envious but, for now, our envy is directed sharply at the owners of the gorgeous 500-square-meter (5,382 sq.ft) Parisian property, recently overhauled by designer François Champsaur. The Marseilles-born, Paris-based designer was faced with a double challenge. The family has owned this apartment for generations, yet Champsaur’s brief was to make it “unrecognisable,” as he is quoted as saying in a magazine article. Also, the apartment is located in the Trocadéro neighbourhood with views of the Eiffel Tower…
  • Samovar Tea Bar - San Francisco

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although there is not a samovar in sight – neither anything resembling the ornate boiler of tea water - the two-month-old Samovar tea bar in The Mission area of San Francisco is most decidedly dedicated to tea. This is the fourth Samovar in owner Jesse Jacobs’ little empire (the other three are also in San Francisco), and clearly different from the others which are more traditional tea houses. The Mission Samovar is a feast for the eyes and soul in its fine minimalist balance. What is NOT there makes this altar of tea-time contemplation so incredibly beautiful. The antidote to the…
  • Science Cafe Library by Anna Wigandt

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A science and engineering museum’s café project inspired interior designer and photographer Anna Wigandt to create a cool space for enjoyment and study, but she also invented a few products of her own. The Science Cafe & Library is located in Wigandt’s home town, Chişinău (formerly known as Kishinev), the capital city of Moldova on the river Bîc. The main features of the self-serve café and library are the jigsaw-puzzle table and the book displays. The table’s inspiration, according to Wigandt, was German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s 1596…
  • Weekend Music Playlist 20

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
 
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    Jake Owen - News

  • Mankato, MN Pre-Sale

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Exciting news Minnesota! Jake will be coming to the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato on October 17th, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the date below starting Tuesday, August 26th 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: 10/17 Mankato, MN @ Verizon Wireless Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From www.jakeowen.net
  • Illinois and Indiana Pre-Sales

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Heads up Jake fans! 2 More concerts have just been announced, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the dates below starting Tuesday, August 19th at 10am local venue time. No password is needed, but you must have an active jakeowen.net Fan Club account. Not a member? Join today! Be the first to purchase tickets for the following Days of Gold Tour dates: 9/20 Rockford, IL @ BMO Harris Bank Center 10/10 Terre Haute, IN @ ISU Hulman Center For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From www.jakeowen.net
  • UPDATED - Milwaukee, WI Jake Owen Fan Club Pre-Sale!

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Heads up Wisconsin! We apologize for the inconvenience, but the pre-sale time for this event has been changed. Jake will be coming to Milwaukee on October 16th, and Jake Owen Fan Club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets for the date below starting Wednesday, August 13th 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: 10/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Events Page. From…
  • JAKE OWEN DEBUTS “WHAT WE AIN’T GOT” ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! TUESDAY, AUG. 5

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    NASHVILLE, TN (August 4, 2014) Country star Jake Owen will debut his brand new single What We Aint Got on ABCs Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow, Tuesday (8/5) at 11:35P ET/ 10:35P CT. Jake will also make a special appearance on E!s Chelsea Lately and perform his latest #1, Platinum-certified smash on ABCs CMA Music Festival: Countrys Night to Rock the same night, Tuesday (8/5). What We Aint Got will hit Country radio airwaves nationwide August 11th and is featured on the talented singers latest album Days Of Gold, which also includes the lively fan-favorite Days of Gold and top selling song of the…
  • JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    ENCINO, CA (July 31, 2014) Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets priced at $40.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, August 1, 2014. This is Owens first time hosting the event…
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  • Watch Jennifer Hudson’s Fuse TV Interview

    spensa
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Jennifer sat down with Fuse TV’s Trending 10 and spoke about her new single “It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly, what it feels like to hear one of her songs on the radio and more! Watch it all below.  Language United States Tweet
  • Listen To “Dangerous” On VEVO

    spensa
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Language United States In case you missed the premiere of Jennifer’s new track “Dangerous”, take a listen on VEVO below.  Tweet
  • Watch Jennifer In The Making Of “Dangerous”

    spensa
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    #TeamJHUD check out the first unlocked video of the making of Jennifer’s new track “Dangerous” off her upcoming album Language United States Tweet
  • Calling #TeamJHud

    adminn
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Alright #TeamJHud it’s time to unlock some video content!! Just start using the #TeamJHud hashtag and enter here for a chance to win an autographed CD or an exclusive #TeamJHUD shirt!! Language Undefined Tweet
  • Listen To Jennifer’s New Track “Dangerous” On Rap-Up

    spensa
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Language United States Rap-Up premiered Jennifer’s new track “Dangerous” today! Take a listen below and be sure to pre-order your copy of JHUD today.  Tweet
 
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    Sarah's Musical Kitchen

  • Southwest Chicken & Black Bean Nachos

    Sarah Sellers
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Yesterday was pretty glorious…and by glorious, I mean lazy! I’m usually gigging on Sunday afternoons and after a late night gig on Saturday it can be pretty exhausting. Since I had the day off yesterday I figured I would do absolutely nothing and get some rest. So for dinner I opened up some wine and the refrigerator and threw some ingredients together for this delicious plate of nachos. I’m notorious for buying too many groceries so this was a perfect recipe to use up some leftover chicken, beans and veggies. I spent a little more time adding ingredients to each chip…
  • Red Wine Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese Tartlets

    Sarah Sellers
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    I’ve been out of the kitchen for quite a while and I have seriously missed it. This lovely little recipe landed in my inbox from my favorite blog, The Simply Luxurious Life, and I was instantly inspired. I didn’t change a thing and it turned out absolutely delicious. I’m obsessed with caramelized onions and the flavor of the wine soaked onions and thyme paired so beautifully with the tangy goat cheese and flaky puff pastry. It’s the perfect appetizer or mid day snack. I ate one cold the day after and the flavors were so bold and scrumptious! So add this to your list…
  • Lana Del Rey Brought the Fandom to Grand Prairie, Texas [Review]

    Sarah Sellers
    26 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Disclaimer 1: I am a Lana Del Rey fan Disclaimer 2: I am a singer When I first heard Lana Del Rey’s breakout single “Video Games” I have to admit…I wasn’t completely sold, but I was definitely intrigued. Her seductive tone and alto range was different and refreshing next to the powerhouse vocal stylings we’ve seemingly come to expect from female pop vocalists. She’s no Beyonce or Ariana Grande, she’s Lana. And the throng of screeching teenage girls at Wednesday night’s show proved that Lana doesn’t need to prove herself to anyone.
  • Little Girl of Mine

    Sarah Sellers
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Originally posted on Saturday Soul: Life happens and sometimes it happens rough.  It’s like being out on the sea when a storm blows up and there is no where you can go or hide.  You simply have to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm.  Life is like that.  Many years ago I went through a terrible divorce that tore my family apart.  And like any divorce where children are involved, my beautiful babies suffered for the mistakes of their grownup parents.  My daughter was only 10 at the time and my son was a young 13 year old.  We were ripped apart.  The pain was nearly…
  • New video! The Way You Love Me – Acoustic Performance!

    Sarah Sellers
    23 Jan 2014 | 6:00 am
    I am soooo excited to share my new single with you guys on Valentine’s Day. I am absolutely in love with this track and since the origins of the song started with an acoustic guitar and vocals, I thought I’d put together an acoustic version for you guys. I had a blast shooting this at the beautiful Majestic Theater in Dallas with the amazing Justin Goode, Steven Reeves and of course, Josh Goode on guitar. Check it out, let me know what you think in the comments below and don’t forget to download the single on Valentine’s Day!
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  • 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 […]
  • Lyric Opera to Premiere ‘Bel Canto’, Based on Ann Patchett Novel

    Viola da Voce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will be premiering Bel Canto, an opera based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel of the same name, as part of its 2015-16 season. The company recently held a workshop with the opera’s composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz in attendance. Sir Andrew Davis conducted the workshop, while members of Lyric’s […]
  • The 9 Best Animal and Music Videos

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

    Viola da Voce
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    2Cellos (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser) has just released a cover of Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait”. The duo filmed the video on a bridge in front of some spectacular waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. Check out the gorgeous music and breathtaking scenery below.
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  • NFL Commissioner Creates New Domestic Violence Policy Following Ray Rice Criticism

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A few months back, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faced widespread criticism for suspending running back Ray Rice for just two games following a domestic violence incident. In a letter to team owners obtained by ESPN, Goodell now admits, “I didn't get it right.” Surveillance camera footage after the incident showed the Baltimore Ravens player dragging his unconscious fiancée off an elevator following a dispute in which he violently assaulted her. Rice was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. This week, after suspending Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon for an entire year for…
  • WHO Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Could Eventually Infect 20,000

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been growing steadily worse over the past few weeks, and the World Health Organization said the outbreak could eventually reach over 20,000 cases. So far, 1,552 people have died from the virus. The total reported number of cases stands at 3,069, 40 percent of which have occurred in the last three weeks. But WHO has speculated that actual numbers of those infected could be much higher than those reported. Already, it’s the largest outbreak in history. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director-general for emergency operations, told the Associated Press…
  • Stop Obsessing About the Proverbs 31 Woman

    l.oquist
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Why viewing the Proverbs 31 woman as the ideal is missing the point. I see this phrase violently clinging to many social media bios of young, (typically) single Christians: “I want to be/I am looking for a Proverbs 31 woman.” Every time I read this, something inside me cringes. To preface things: I believe in the Bible. I love it, I read it and I actively try to do what it says.
  • 15 Augustine Quotes That Helped Shape Modern Christian Thought

    jessec
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    On the anniversary of his death, here's a look at some of Augustine of Hippo's most powerful ideas. Even though he though died on August 28, 430, the writings of Augustine of Hippo remain as theologically relevant and spiritually insightful as they did 1600 years ago. The man who became a beloved-Bishop and would eventually be remembered as Saint Augustine, had such a dramatic conversion to Christianity at the age of 33, that he explored the philosophy of Scripture with a passion that led him to write hundreds of sermons and some of Christianity’s most influential books. Here’s…
  • Science Has Officially Determined that Mozzarella Is the Best Kind of Pizza Cheese

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Scientists at the University of Auckland have finally done the world-altering research humanity has long demanded: Their new study, epically titled, “Qualification of Pizza Baking Properties of Difference Cheese and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” has definitively determined that mozzarella is the best kind of cheese used for making pizza. For their research, which was published in the Journal of Food Science, the food scientists watched as pizzas cooked with a variety of cheeses via “cameras and special software” to analyze and measure things like blistering, browning,…
 
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  • Doug Beavers on Salsa-101

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Doug Beavers , the Johnny Appleseed of Latin Music !   When you talk about music, It’s not just about the music. It’s about the cultivation, the preservation, and the presentation of the art. And if your talk about Salsa music, your are talking about our culture, our heritage and our life style. Doug Beavers a multi-talented musicians, doesn’t just concentrate of the technical side of his instrument, he embraces music with a 360 degree point of approach, that allows him to transcend his skills as a musician beyond the performing stage. He writes, composes, arranges, teaches music,…
  • Harry Trinidad presents Salsa in The Catskills 2014

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Salsa in the Catskills in 2014 Harry Trinidad’s Catskills Events is all about Good Times, Fond Memories, and AWESOME Salsa music. Treat yourself and maybe your family to a mini Salsa vacation. Lots of fun things to do during the day at The Catskills, then dance the night away with Grammy Award winner, Eddie Montalvo Salsa band and the sophisticated sounds of the New Swing Sextet. Then sleep and relax in one of the pampered rooms at The Catskills. A win win event for the whole family.. visithttp://www.salsainthecatskills.com for MORE info. HIGHLY recommended ! Salsa-101 400 Granite Road…
  • Salsa in the Catskills in 2014

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Salsa in the Catskills in 2014 400 Granite Road Kerhonkson N.Y. Harry Trinidad 914.469.9301 Carlos Santiago 917.553.4398 email: TRINIH2@comcast.net email: CSANTIAGO2009@aol.com Friday August 15th > Sunday August 17th Eddie Montalvo New Swing Sextet Join Carlos Santiago as he teams up with Harry Trinidad from Salsa Picante Productions for the 5th annual Salsa in the Catskills Weekend Spectacular. Live bands, Grammy nominated “The New Swing Sextet” and Latin Grammy winner “Eddie Montalvo and His Big Band” New rock bottom price starting at only $350 per person based on…
  • Frankie Morales – Leña al Cuero (NEW Single release)

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Piano – Chiemi Nakai Bajo- Maximo Rodriquez Trombone- Jose Davila Baritone & Tenor Sax- Carl Corwin Trumpet- Anibal Martinez Conga, Bongo & Campana- Carly Maldonado Timbal- Chino Nunez Coro’s- Willie Ruiz, Yoko y Eddie Rosado Composer Noel Vargas/ Arranger Willie Ruiz VMP Records Note: This is a downloadable file from SoundCloud, thanks to Mr. Frankie Morales !     ***** The meaning of ‘follow through’:   to continue a stroke or motion to the end of its arc The stroke or motion is the recordings Frankie Morales has participated in, or produced…
  • Concierto, SONIDO BESTIAL, a KAMBUCHE & Latin Fire Production

    admin
    24 May 2014 | 10:53 am
    Foto courtesy of: http://www.eldiariony.com/Richie-Ray-y-Bobby-Cruz:-50-anos-de-pura-salsa KAMBUCHE presents Concierto, SONIDO BESTIAL One of Frank Sinatra’s most memorable iconic song is “I Did It My Way” . It’s a song that many like to adopt as their song, as a way of signifying that their life, contributions and deads meant something and made a difference.. Well that is exactly what Richey Ray & Bobby Cruz have done during their 50 year career, if not their whole lives, they’ve been doing it their way ! Fifty five years ago Richey Ray , a classically trained pianist from…
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    The Round Table Online

  • CMJ 2014: Official Lineup Includes The Kills, Gerard Way, Cold War Kids, RAC and More

    Jayvee
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Exciting news as the initial lineup for CMJ 2014 has been released and it includes some heavy-hitters like the Cold War Kids, Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance), RAC, and The Kills. CMJ takes place in New York City on October 21st through October 25th and boasts a diverse lineup of buzzworthy new acts, emerging talent, and some CMJ veterans. In addition to the aforementioned artists above, CMJ will also feature: Slowdive, Bombay Bicycle Club, Courtney Barnett, San Fermin, The Horrors, Dusky, Matthew Dear, Moon Duo, Twin Peaks, Reigning Sound, Pro Era, White Fence, Sam Roberts…
  • Photos: RAC, Martin Garrix, Delta Rae, Eminem, Sam Smith and More from Lollapalooza 2014

    Jayvee
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lollapalooza has come and gone (again), but we’re just starting to sort through all the awesome photos TRT contributor Ed-G captured throughout the weekend in Chicago. Let’s put it this way — so many photos, so little time. Below are some of our favorite shots from the weekend of artists like: Sam Smith, Eminem, Martin Garrix, RAC, Phantogram, Lykke Lie, Kiesza, Foster the People, and Delta Rae.
  • Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix, and Bassnectar Headline Something Wicked Festival in Houston

    Jayvee
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
        The official lineup for Something Wicked Music Festival, Texas’s largest Halloween themed electronic dance music festival, has been announced courtesy of Disco Donnie Presents and NightCulture. Headliners include Bassnectar, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix and Kaskade. The two-day event kicks off with Bassnectar and Dillion Francis at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday October 25th. Then Kaskade and Martin Garrix perform on October 26th. In addition to the big-name headliners, the lineup includes over 40 acts such as: A-Trak, Art Department, Borgore, Bro Safari, Cedric…
  • Photo Gallery: The Antlers Perform in LA for Pandora Presents

    Jayvee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Antlers performs onstage during Pandora Presents The Antlers at StubHub’s Next Stage at Mack Sennett Studios on August 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Pandora)   On Friday, August 15th, The Antlers put on a free concert for an audience of Pandora listeners in Los Angeles. The concert was invite-only courtesy of Pandora Presents music series and attendees were treated to a limited-edition event poster, open bar and the opportunity to see the trio perform at Mack Sennett Studios, the legendary Old Hollywood studio. Peter…
  • Javier Dunn Releases Lyric Video for New Single “Just Like Dreaming”

    Jayvee
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Just over a year after the release of his full-length album, Trails, singer-songwriter Javier Dunn gives us a new single, “Just Like Dreaming.” On “Just Like Dreaming,” Dunn continues to explore the electro-pop influences and techniques that he experimented with on previous singles “Couple of Drinks” and “Here’s The Thing” from Trails. The swirling layers of synths, which constantly rush behind Dunn’s etheral voice and background ad-libs, give the song a hazy vibe we can’t seem to get enough of. One listen is not nearly…
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    As The World Spins

  • 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!
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (August)

    DJ Hotsauce
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    You can now once again stream my entire 2 hour set for Puls from this past Saturday below. Also make sure you tune in live every first Saturday of each month.
  • DJ Hotsauce PULS Radio Mix (July)

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

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

    DJ Hotsauce
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Red Bull Sound Select returns to the ATL tonight, June 12th @The Earl in East Atlanta Village. Tonight will be showcasing Jeff The Brotherhood, Turf War and Small Reactions. Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term initiative celebrating local music and the people who push it forward: hard working artists, passionate fans, and tastemakers who shape the scene. Every month, Red Bull collaborates with local curators to promote emerging talent by teaming them up with prominent artists. The resulting showcase blends genres breaks the music industry mold by bringing exposure to those who deserve…
 
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  • 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. 
  • On Traveling (Part 2)

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:17 am
    After I published my first post on traveling1, I got some feedback, thoughts, and questions from a couple of people who read it. I decided it was only fair to them and myself if I properly conveyed the conversations we had as a result, while also giving me more of an elaborate way to respond to these comments. Travel allows you to see exploitation happening, but this requires also a host of other experiences, e.g., education, lived experience of oppression, some kind of dialogue about it or coming-to-consciousness of wider structural forces. Most people don’t have access to that, even…
  • "A lot of them tried to tell themselves they were still punk as fuck, but it’s hard to morally..."

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    “A lot of them tried to tell themselves they were still punk as fuck, but it’s hard to morally reconcile the thing where you listen to Fugazi on the way to your job where you help find new ways to trick people into giving up their data to advertisers. Most people don’t even bother. They just compartmentalize.” - Everyone I Know is Brokenhearted
  • Diversity of the cultural ecology is a desirable state of affairs, especially in opposition to the...

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Diversity of the cultural ecology is a desirable state of affairs, especially in opposition to the accelerating trend toward the uniform digitalization of all sensory experience, wherein an electronic “reader” stands between experience and observation, and all manifestation is encoded identically. Wabi-Sabi, Leanord Koren It is shocking how homogenous pop-design has become on our screen. There is certainly interesting stuff happening, but those fall more within the sphere of art than of design, and it makes me wonder. 
  • There will come a day when we attain representation and fair treatment as a rule rather than an...

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

  • Rivers Cuomo’s Harvard Life Seems Ripe For TV

    Jillian Mapes
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Yesterday evening, Fox announced that it had given a put-pilot order to a sitcom called DeTour, from Psych creator Steve Franks. You may be wondering: what’s a put-pilot, and why should I care until this show actually gets a series order? Well, first off, a put-pilot is the kind most likely to reach your TV: a network must pay a hefty fee if they do not air the pilot. And secondly, you should care if you’re a music fan: Franks’ inspiration is the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, specifically the singer’s 11 years of on-and-off study at Harvard, and Cuomo…
  • Listen: The Game, Diddy, Rick Ross and An All-Star Cast With a Song for Mike Brown

    Tom Hawking
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    A couple of days after the release of 50 Cent and G Unit’s incendiary “Ah Shit,” a superstar cast of rappers and singers have combined to record a more reflective song about the shooting of Michael Brown and the events of the last couple of weeks in Ferguson. The track’s called “Don’t Shoot,” and it’s credited to The Game, with a featured list that goes like this: Diddy, Rick Rozay, 2 Chains, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT. It’s not bad, either.
  • Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

    Moze Halperin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. Chumped Full Disclosure: I know Chumped, so I’m probably biased here, but I’ve also been to enough high school basement shows to know that being friends with someone rarely equates to liking their music. I would whole-heartedly recommend Chumped to…
  • Watch: Grimes’ Video for “Go” Reimagines Dante’s Inferno

    Moze Halperin
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    If you have enough time in your day, you can carefully search the club/desert/GOT-ish imagery of Grimes’s new video for “Go” for all of Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of hell. The music video, directed by Grimes and her brother, Mac Boucher, is a contemporary remake of the first third of Dante’s epic Divine Comedy (surely Dante, purportedly a major Grimes fan, foresaw the collaboration when he penned Inferno). Of course, if you don’t have enough time in your day, you can simply watch it once and enjoy the superficial stimuli of masked dancers and the…
  • Ariana Grande, The Diva In Training Wheels

    Jillian Mapes
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Earlier this year, after some minor shade, pop starlet Ariana Grande felt the need to publicly address the real issues: the reason she always wears her hair in a high ponytail or half-pony. “I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first four years of playing Cat,” Grande wrote on her Facebook, referring to her character on two different (now-canceled Nickelodeon series), Victorious and Sam & Cat. “As one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair… my real hair is back to brown and I wear extensions, but I wear it in a ponytail because my actual hair is…
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  • Channel 4 pick 'Driftwood' and 'Sunny Boy' to receive network TV premieres

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

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

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

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

    British Urban Film Festival
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The home of urban film coverage in the UK will continue to host its flagship event under a new rights deal which takes effect from July 2014 with the UK premiere of 'Music for Mandela' – marking the festival's return to free screenings for at least one day per year. BUFF will also screen 1 film season per year online, on-air and in cinemas having successfully launched the Spring Season in April 2013. The next season is scheduled for December 2014 with the launch of BUFF Africa Season in association with The Africa Channel UK. Today's announcement comes after months of negotiations with…
 
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    thebrainbehind
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
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  • Back to School Trends

    thebrainbehind
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
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  • Why are Stars Star-Shaped?

    thebrainbehind
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    from MinutePhysics
  • Charles Bukowski. Uncensored.

    thebrainbehind
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    In 1993, candid conversations between Charles Bukowski, his wife, and his producer took place in Bukowski’s home during the recording session for his classic Run With the Hunted.Animation by Drew Christie
  • Slow Days

    thebrainbehind
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Let You Go by Tape Waves By Tape Waves! Enjoy
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Greed is the Hardest Task Master

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 19:07 p.m. DST, 21 August 2014 Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling. “I must have a holiday,” he said to himself one day, and he […]
  • War Porn: The Death of James Foley

    Ayanna Nahmias
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 20 August 2014 ALEPPO, Syria — We have become a world of sensates, who require more and more input only to receive less and less gratification. We live in a world, and in fact this website and the millions of others like it, inhabit a sphere dedicated […]
  • Boko Haram’s Latest Attacks Target Boys

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:59 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 DORON, BAGA, Nigeria — Sunday, Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of boys from the Nigerian village of Doron Baga. During the raid on the village, suspected Boko Haram dressed in police and military uniforms burned several houses and terrorized citizens […]
  • The Lost Children of FARC Guerrilla Fighters

    Allyson Cartwright
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 BOGOTA, Colombia — On the heels of a grandmother’s reunion with her missing grandson after his kidnapping by the Argentinian army 36 years ago, a wider secret is beginning to unravel. Government and guerrilla forces alike in South America have, for decades, stolen infants […]
  • Beloved Actor Robin Williams, 63, Kills Himself

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:40 p.m. DST, 12 August 2014 TIBURON, California — Robin Williams, stand-up comedian and star of movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was declared dead at his residence on August 11 at 12:02 pm. Fans were shocked to learn that the man who caused so […]
 
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    Evigshed Mag

  • The Brittany Murphy Story To Premiere on LifeTime , September 6

    Sylvie Lesas
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Credit : MarVista Entertainment The Brittany Murphy Story will make its worldwide premiere , Saturday Sept. 6 at 8 p.m ET/PT on Lifetime. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, The Brittany Murphy Story follows the actress (Amanda Fuller, Cheap Thrills, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing) and her mother, Sharon (Sherilyn Fenn, Magic City, Boxing Helena, Of Mice and Men, Twin Peaks), as they gamble everything in a move to Hollywood, determined to make young Brittany a star. Quickly landing a breakout role in the ’90s hit Clueless, the 17-year-old continued her rapid climb to fame,…
  • Doctor Who Comes To Minecraft on Xbox

    Sylvie Lesas
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce a deal with Microsoft Studios and Mojang which will bring Doctor Who – the world’s longest running science fiction drama – to ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’. From September 2014, Minecraft players will have access to a range of Doctor Who assets which will allow them to change their avatar to resemble their favorite characters from the show. The first pack – priced at just $2.99 in the U.S. (or £1.99/€2.85/$2.95AUS) – will include a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor as well as five other Doctors, each of their on-screen…
  • Watch Charming Liars Lyric Video for “Fingers Crossed”

    Sylvie Lesas
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Charming Liars recently released the lyric video for their latest track ‘Fingers Crossed’. The song is taken from their EP “We Won’t Give Up“which is the follow-up EP to “New Disorder“. “We Won’t Give Up” features five tracks of anthem-driven, pop-infused alternative rock that showcases the band’s steady growth over the last year. The band also teamed up with legendary producers Bob Rock (Metallica, Offspring, Black Veil Brides) and John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers) for the recording of the EP. Lead…
  • Behind-The-Scenes Photos – Usher ‘She Came To Give It To Me’ feat. Nicki Minaj Video

    Sylvie Lesas
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Usher debuted yesterday the video for his latest track, the funk-disco soul anthem ‘She Came To Give It To Me‘ featuring Nicki Minaj. The video was directed by Philip Andelman. The track is taken from his forthcoming studio album coming this fall. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the song was co-written by Usher, Pharrell & Nicki Minaj. The single  is available for purchase on the digital retailers : Buy on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SCTGITY Buy on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SCTGITYAm Listen now on Spotify: Usher – She Came to Give It to You Here are two photos from…
  • MisterWives Announce Full U.S Tour Supporting Twenty One Pilots This Fall

    Sylvie Lesas
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    New York City’s MisterWives will be on the road all fall supporting twenty one pilots on a huge nationwide tour. This week, This week, the band kicks off a run of dates with Bleachers, which will include a performance at this year’sMade In America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31st alongside Kings of Leon, Pharrell, Grimes, and more. After wrapping up their trek with Bleachers with a hometown show at Webster Hall on September 4th, they’ll join up with twenty one pilots beginning September 5th in Columbus. The tour will hit notable venues around the country along the…
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    Indie Actuary

  • Song of the Day: "Mirage Year" by Strand of Oaks

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Kind of a janky video of some guy playing the song on vinyl on to video, but the song is the business.For the first half of the song it's a slow ballad, and then it explodes at 3:03 just after intimating, "Oh, life can bring you down" a few times. It's clear based on the album title, Heal, and the lyrics from this song, and the forlorn bearded man looking right on the album cover, and him not wearing a shirt that he's going through something. I appreciate the rawness used to bring me along on the journey. Thanks!High quality audio can be found here.Lyrics:I was in a haze, and you were in…
  • Song of the Day: James Vincent McMorrow "Cavalier"

    2 May 2014 | 10:03 am
    James Vincent McMorrow's "Cavalier" captures a mood.Here's the lyrics:Speak until the dustsettles in the same specific placeLight refused to goDrink it from a cast and iron plateinstead of cold milkwas offered unripeInstead of silenceconsidered cravenNothing made it seemhidden where the aging soil was purePressed against the creaseMountains become fragrant at the sourcehow can you stand thisexotic angleI read it somewhere that they would lie stillI remember how cloth hungflexing with the forest clungHalf waist and high raised armskicking at the slightest formI remember my first loveI…
  • Best of 2013: 10 - 1

    13 Feb 2014 | 11:49 am
    This is it. My top 10 albums from 2013. I really enjoyed these albums and am so glad to share them with you. Enjoy!10 Deafheaven Sunbather Deafheaven is some sort of metal, melodic instrumentation thing. Every time they came on, I found myself nodding my head and smiling. It didn't matter if it was growly screaming metal or melodic instrumentals. Something about it just worked. Here's the title track "Sunbather":And here's one of their melodic instrumentals:Facebook Fans: 63,270Standout Tracks: Sunbather, Irresistible, The Pecan Tree, Please Remember9 Arcade…
  • Best of 2013: 20 - 11

    27 Jan 2014 | 1:04 pm
    How to describe the Best of 2013: 20 - 11. In looking over the list, it is clear to me that I really dug into these albums. I got to know them. I know many of the tracks on the album, and got into them. I've thought and thought about their rank, and really agree with their rankings.20 Mikal Cronin MCII Mikal Cronin is a recommendation from my friend Aaron. It is upbeat, solid rock from a Los Angeles native.Facebook Fans: 13,669Standout Tracks: Weight, Peace of Mind, Change, Piano Mantra19 Fort Frances Breathing Room & Harbour EP's Fort Frances put out two EPs in 2013. Breathing…
  • Best of 2013: 21 - 40

    16 Jan 2014 | 9:45 pm
    After reviewing 50 albums and adding the findings into a spreadsheet with some fairly complex formulas, I'll provide the top 40. In reviewing the albums that fell in the 40 - 21 slots, it seems that most albums fell into one of two categories:Category 1 - A few great tracks, a few terrible tracks.Category 2 - Some good tracks, but evenly, consistently ok through the album.So, here they are!40. Major Lazer Free the Universe"Bubble Butt" is an infectious, crass and fun song. Just don't watch the video.Standout Tracks: Bubble Butt39. Phoenix Bankrupt! This album was pretty disappointing. I…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Evy Jane – Worry Heart

    Matthew Hickey
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for a new release from Evy Jane (a.k.a. Vancouver duo Evelyn Mason and Jeremiah Klein). In fact, it’s been over two years since they became one of TK’s favorite up-and-coming projects based on the strength of their debut tracks. Unfortunately, their output since that time has been relatively meager. Thankfully, they prove to be well worth the wait. Their new EP Closer dropper earlier this week and it’s stunning. Seriously, take a listen to a pair of tracks from the EP below. “Worry Heart” in particular is a…
  • Single Serving: Cass McCombs – Night Of The World

    Matthew Hickey
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Enigmatic songwriter Cass McCombs and iconic 90′s rockers Meat Puppets just announced a co-headlining tour through the good ole’ United States. To commemorate the occasion they’re releasing a split 7″ single which features a pair of brand new songs by McCombs, “Night Of The World” and “Evangeline,” alongside a pair of covers by the Meat Puppets, “(Hey Baby), Que Paso” (originally by Texas Tornados) and “Cathy’s Clown” (by The Everly Brothers). The single will be available starting October 28th on Domino…
  • Zammuto – Anchor

    Matthew Hickey
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you ever took an advanced art class, you probably had one person in your class who was lightyears ahead of everyone else in terms of both innate talent and creativity. This was the person who had the most insane/ambitious ideas for projects and somehow always – always – executed them flawlessly. I have a suspicion that Nick Zammuto, the frontman for the band Zammuto and formerly of The Books, was that insanely talented kid in any art class he ever took. After all, everything about Zammuto’s new record Anchor is a demonstration of restless creativity and talent.
  • Balsamic Eggs with Peaches and Prosciutto

    Kasey
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I first moved to San Francisco in 2005, I hadn’t made up my mind about it. I wasn’t coming home, specifically, nor was I moving to a city I had long dreamed of living in. In fact, I wanted to stay in San Diego after college but it didn’t feel like the place to grow into my career. I knew I didn’t want to move back to the Northern California suburbs where I had gone to high school, and New York felt a little too far from home. So I landed in San Francisco because it felt like the ‘right’ decision. I spent about a month living in my parents’ house and riding the train to work…
  • Single Serving: VÉRITÉ – Weekend

    Bastien Rayno
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Following her impressive debut single “Strange Enough,” New York-based indie pop and sensitive starlet VÉRITÉ returns with her new second-ever sparkling effort titled “Weekend” produced by Elliot Jacobson. VÉRITÉ explains the track by noting: “Weekend winds up sitting in a weird place for me, caught between the exhilaration of ‘you could bring me to life’ and the reality that we were only fooling ourselves into thinking we were alive while we distract ourselves from reality.” She is currently working on her first EP. Take a listen to…
 
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  • MSI: Episode 171 – James Anderson

    MSI Lab Tech
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    This is episode 171 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists James Anderson, audio producer with BigFish Media.
  • Song of the Week for 08-24-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    This is episode 171 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists James Anderson, audio producer with BigFish Media. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Freedom Blvd. by Johnny Profane 2. On Wheels by Raggy Bones 3. Ascend by Zenthesis
  • Song of the Week for 08-17-2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    This is episode 170 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Jon Hodgson, audio engineer with GForce Software.
  • MSI: Episode 170 – Jon Hodgson

    MSI Lab Tech
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    This is episode 170 of MSI:, where independent artists submit music for expert review by our panel. This weeks guest panelists Jon Hodgson, audio engineer with GForce Software. The following three songs were reviewed. 1. Imminense by Eddie Nashton 2. Dishwater Blonde by Jennifer Westwood 3. Rotterdam by Pete Jackson
  • MSI:Hitlist Winner for August 2014

    MSI Lab Tech
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This is the August 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. August 2014. The artists appearing on this months Hitlist are: Breath Of Grey, Miss Money and Still Changing.
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  • Funko Announces Big Hero Six Pop! Vinyl Figures

    Larry Fire
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Get ready for the upcoming movie release with this super colorful and super cute Pop! line! From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung),…
  • Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set

    Larry Fire
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    2014 is Marvel’s 75th Anniversary and the comic book company is celebrating its Diamond anniversary with the release of the limited Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set ($500), which will collect the first volume of ten of Marvel’s inaugural comic book series from its Silver Age heyday plus a surprise 11th volume. Each titanic tome in this limited-edition boxed set features a newly designed cover treatment and interlocking spine artwork, and the slipcase itself is patterned after stately Avengers Mansion. Also included in an Alex Ross poster signed by…
  • James White’s Solo Exhibition Celscapes To Open At Bottleneck Gallery On August 29, 2014

    Larry Fire
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Please join Bottleneck Gallery on Friday, August 29, 2014, as they open James White (Signalnoise)’s solo exhibition, Celscapes. Here is how the artist describes the exhibit: “Being a child of the 1980s, Saturday mornings were spent in front of the television with a bowl of cereal watching all of my favourite cartoons. What always struck me about those classic shows, such as Spider-man, Masters of the Universe, Scooby-Doo and the Superfriends were the beautifully hand-painted backgrounds. Sadly, that form of animation has faded away. Celscapes is a celebration of those classic…
  • Official Poster For New York Comic Con Features Batman By Francis Manapul

    Larry Fire
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year and he’ll grace the official poster of this October’s New York Comic Con. The striking image is by DC Comics is by artist Francis Manapul. It takes the Caped Crusader out of Gotham and sets him over a gritty map of the five boroughs — his original home when he was created in 1939. The New York Comic Con drew more than 130,000 people to the Javits Center last year. This year the show is Oct. 9-12 and will include a weeklong pop-culture festival held throughout the city.
  • Automatic

    Larry Fire
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter or an empty windshield fluid reservoir — is hardly an effective way of remaining in-tune with your car. But with Automatic ($100) you can finally decode that uninformative light, letting you know what kind of help your car needs and potentially saving a trip to the mechanic. And that’s not all it does: helping improve your car’s fuel economy, alerting emergency response in case of a crash, and automatically remembering where you…
 
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    French Music Blog

  • Shy’m | Crossover French R&B Chick

    Celeste
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Shy'm is the French equivalent of Beyoncé or Rihanna (take your pick), which basically means she's a former R&B chick who now enjoys broad crossover appeal. Shy'm is the French equivalent of Beyonce or Rihanna (take your pick), which basically means she's a
  • Tal Makes French Pop that Inspires

    Celeste
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The French singer Tal is a young Urban Pop star known for her optimistic songs and authenticity. She's been celebrated as a fresh and vibrant voice in French music, largely because she focuses on universal themes of hope, courage, and brotherhood rather than trite love and
  • Archimede Makes Pop Rock Franglo-Saxon Style

    Celeste
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    With a sound that seamlessly combines British Pop with French Rock, the band Archimède bridges the gap between the musical past and present and between the two nations that inspire their music. Brothers Nicolas and Frédéric Boisnard create songs imbued with The Beatles' Pop melodies, the catchy
  • Stromae: Dance Floor Provocateur

    Celeste
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    If there's an artist of the moment, it's definitely Stromae. (Pronounced STROH-MAI, it's "maestro" with the syllables inverted.) The enigmatic performer is often compared to another Franco-Belgian singer-songwriter, Jacques Brel, for his realist subject matter -- even if it is delivered over a killer dance beat.
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    EchoDust.com

  • Watch: Hilary Duff, ‘All About You’

    Dustin
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hilary Duff has has released a lyric video for her latest single from her forthcoming coming album and has made it ‘All About You.’ Last year Hilary revealed the album would have an “indie dance feel.” Do you think she followed through? The track is now available on iTunes. The post Watch: Hilary Duff, ‘All About You’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Nao vs. A. K. Paul, ‘So Good’

    Dustin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Check out the second track to emerge from London’s Nao, serving some delicious electronic R&B. The post Nao vs. A. K. Paul, ‘So Good’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Watch: The Making of Imogen Heap’s ‘Run-Time’

    Dustin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Check out the video for Imogen‘s single ‘Run-Time,’ off her recently released album Sparks. Watch the video below to learn more about how the song was created using an app she is helping develop which builds custom songs for jogging. The post Watch: The Making of Imogen Heap’s ‘Run-Time’ appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: 20syl, ‘Ongoing Thing’ (feat. Oddisee)

    Dustin
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    France’s 20syl collaborates with Oddisee on this track, now available on iTunes. The post Listen: 20syl, ‘Ongoing Thing’ (feat. Oddisee) appeared first on EchoDust.com.
  • Listen: Bondax, ‘All I See’ (Darius Remix)

    Dustin
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Darius spins a new take on Bondax‘s latest track. ‘All I See‘ will released September 7th. The post Listen: Bondax, ‘All I See’ (Darius Remix) appeared first on EchoDust.com.
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    notjustOk - Nigeria's Number One Music Site

  • Fliptyce x May D – Give Your Love To Me

    DonBoye
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    “FLIPTYCE released his first official single “Gimme some more”featuring yemi alade months ago “Give your love to me” feat MayD is the second official singleFliptyce and MayD has made great hits together , this is a great effort from both parties and it will follow the trend.The video will be shot in ATL  this summer while [...]
  • VIDEO: Cheekuh – Loke Loke

    Ovie O
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    “The new single “Loke Loke” from Nigerian 1st fully digital record label 2Digits Records signee CHEEKUH, was rated as one of the most epic love story song of the moment and barely few weeks to it released online. The song that leads as the most downloaded song on Notjustok’s new music portal ‘MyNotJustOk.com” is complimented with [...]
  • LEAK: Orezi – You Garrit (Remix) ft Wizkid

    DonBoye
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Alhaji Orezi has been on a run of form lately constanly churning out club bangers, with his Shoki still topping charts across the country, here is the remix to You Garrit and it features star boy Wizkid, this tune is about to tear clubs apart.   DOWNLOAD
  • KKTBM – Money ft. Yung6ix, Cynthia Morgan, SD, Tesh Carter

    Ovie O
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    “KKTBM brings their second single of their upcoming EP “THE NEW GOVERNMENT” while they prepare to drop their new Video for previously released single “JSTKNW” the label are not willing to starve the hungry KKTBM fan base who are salivating for new materials. MONEY which is the title of the new single features buzzing Female [...]
  • HCode – Bamboo ft. Trigga MadTonic | Fire You

    Ovie O
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    R.I.P HCode. Producer X is a compiled playlist of the lastest works produced and performed by Harold Obiajulu Mordi aka HCode. This compilation was set to be released by H Code but unfortunately, he passed on before he could do so. Producer X was released on his birthday (17th of May, 2014) to honour his memory and [...]
 
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    Grown Folks Music

  • From Facebook August 28, 2014 at 02:00PM

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    On this day in 1993, Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘River Of Dreams.’ Joel claimed most of the music came to him in his sleep, hence the title. The singers second wife, one time model Christie Brinkley, painted the album cover which was later voted worst album cover of the year. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1x8s7e9
  • From Facebook August 26, 2014 at 08:00PM

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Tonight’s SMOKEY ROBINSON CD Giveaway Contest TRIVIA QUESTION: WHAT OPERA INSPIRED THE SONG “TEARS OF A CLOWN”? The FIRST person to answer to the question correctly under this post will WIN the NEW CD from MOTOWN LEGEND MR. SMOKEY ROBINSON: SMOKEY & FRIENDS! The album features duets with JOHN LEGEND, ELTON JOHN, MARY J. BLIGE, ALOE BLACC and more ! ***The WINNER MUST BE OKAY WITH SHARING HIS/HER MAILING ADDRESS (VIA OUR INBOX) WITH Grown Folks Music*** via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1x8s7e9
  • New photo from Facebook August 24, 2014 at 03:00PM

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    24 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    CD GIVEAWAY CONTEST: WIN the NEW CD from MOTOWN LEGEND MR. SMOKEY ROBINSON: SMOKEY & FRIENDS! The album features duets with JOHN LEGEND, ELTON JOHN, MARY J. BLIGE, ALOE BLACC and more ! THE RULES: We will ask a SMOKEY-RELATED trivia question here on our FB PAGE on TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014 AT 8PM EASTERN/5PM CENTRAL. The FIRST PERSON to answer correctly under the posted question will win! The WINNER MUST BE OKAY WITH SHARING HIS/HER MAILING ADDRESS (VIA OUR INBOX) WITH Grown Folks Music. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1x8s7e9
  • New photo from Facebook August 24, 2014 at 12:30PM

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    24 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    On this day in 1963, Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a US No.1 album and single in the same week. Wonder was at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius’ and had the No.1 single ‘Fingertips part 2′. This was also the first ever live recording to make No.1. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1x8s7e9
  • GFM Top 40 Week Ending 8/23/14

    Ivan Orr<br><img src="http://grownfolksmusic.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/IOrr3.jpeg" alt="Ivan Orr" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Curated by you, the GFM Family! Enjoy your day as you get down with the sounds of GFM!!!
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    Downtown Lobby

  • Contest: Made In America Festival @ Grand Park

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    This weekend will give us an extra day off and a reason to party all weekend with the first ever Made In America Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. The lineup is full of radio friendly favorites like Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Weezer, Metric, Kendrick Lamar, Capital Cities, Imagine Dragons and so many more. Set times have recently been announced so attendees can start planning their days. Check out the set times after the jump below.  MIA will be taking place on August 30th and 31st at Grand Park in the middle of Downtown LA. Each day will kick off at noon and go until 11pm with three…
  • Photos: FYF Fest 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Photos by Chris Alvarez FYF Fest has come and gone and some are still nursing some serious hangovers. Even though we were promised the “best weekend of summer” the festival received an onslaught of criticism after a problematic first day. We know you guys have read all of the problems already. So we wont try to beat a dead horse. The entrance was understaffed which led to a massive line that wrapped around the block and had festival goers waiting an average of 2 hours to get into the venue. Remember all of those acts you wanted to see early in the day? Yeah… not gonna…
  • Contest: Phantogram @ Fox Theater

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Phantogram will be making their way to Pomona next week for another local show in support of their second album Voices. They’ll be in town on Thursday, September 4th at the Fox Theater along with Tobacco who will be on hand to open up the night. If you waited to pick up some tickets for this Phantogram we’ve got some bad news. This show has completely sold out and tickets are going for almost double the face value online. Luckily we secured a couple of tickets to send some of our readers to the show for free! You want these Phantogram tickets? All you have to do is enter our…
  • Ryan Hemsworth Heading To The Fonda

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    After playing a stellar set at FYF Fest this past weekend Ryan Hemsworth has already announced with plans to return to Los Angeles for his very own headlining show. The “Sucker For Punishment” tour will bring the Canadian DJ/producer to town on Friday, December 5th at The Fonda Theatre. If you haven’t caught Ryan Hemsworth during his previous visits, you’re not going to want to miss this one. In the mean time check out one of his latest tracks streaming below. Tickets to see Ryan Hemsworth at The Fonda Theatre will be going on sale starting on Friday, August 29th at…
  • HARD Day of The Dead 2014 Lineup Announced

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    HARD have just announced the lineup for the 2014 edition of Day of The Dead and at a new location. The roster is jam packed with some of the biggest names in the scene and includes Pretty Lights (Live), Diplo, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 vs Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, GTA, Jimmy Edgar, Motez, Friend Within, Cashmere Cat, Lxury and so many more. Chck out the poster for the full Day of The Dead lineup. The other news coming out of HARD is the new venue that they will be using for this event. They’re not going back to Whittier Narrows Recreation Area like thy did for HARD Summer, they’re…
 
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    Musician Coaching

  • Making a Hit Song, Iggy Azalea Adult Website and Mobile Music App News, August 24, 2014

    Rick Goetz
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    An A.V. Club music writer compared the trajectory of a hit single 20-years ago to how the process works today to show how the music business has changed. Also, an adult webcam site offered two big-selling female artists multi-million-dollar deals. And a report revealed that Americans are only regularly using a small number of specific music apps.   Making a Hit: The Difference between 1994 and Today A look at the rise of the hit “Found Out About You” by Gin Blossoms 20 years ago showed how much the music industry has changed since then, said David Anthony of A.V. Club. The first…
  • Surviving the Label System

    Rick Goetz
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Brad Roberts is the three-time Grammy-nominated, ten-time platinum-selling lead singer/songwriter of the folk-rock band The Crash Test Dummies. Brad got his start in music after earning a bachelor’s degree with honours from University of Winnipeg in 1986, when he began performing in a house band for the Blue Note Café under the name Bad Brad Roberts and the St. James Rhythm Pigs, the band that eventually became The Crash Test Dummies. He began writing his own songs and introducing them to the rest of the group. He wrote “Superman’s Song,” The Crash Test Dummies’ first hit after…
  • Spotify and BandPage, Global Album Release Date, and Talent Agencies Act News, August 17, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Spotify and BandPage teamed up to sell both merch and experiences to music fans. And the global music industry considered establishing a universal weekly release date for new albums. Also, the California Labor Commissioner made a decision that could change contracts between producers, artists and record labels.   Spotify Partnering with BandPage Spotify and BandPage announced on August 13 that they would be incorporating BandPage’s digital storefront into Spotify, selling both merch and experiences to the streaming music service’s 40 million users. The partnership will also give over…
  • Touring, Beats Acquisition and UK Copyright Law News, August 10, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    A long-time band manager laid out the challenges of touring in the modern music business. Also, an industry analyst presented the real challenges of Apple’s acquisition of Beats. And a law is passed in the UK making copying of music fans’ private collections legal.   The Perils of Touring in the Modern Music Industry In the old-guard music industry, an artist became a known quantity by performing live shows. As Patrick Hess of Huff Post pointed out, the live show “dictated an artist’s credibility and artistic ability.” He recently spoke with a veteran music manager who has been…
  • Music Industry vs. Ford and GM, Radio Broadcasting Royalties and Live Nation News, August 3, 2014

    Julia Rogers
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Alliance of Artists & Recording Companies (AARC) sued Ford Motor, General Motors and two other companies for alleged breach of a 1992 copyright law. And the Department of Justice continued to review radio broadcasting royalty rates. Also, Billboard looked at why so many are investing in Live Nation.   Music Industry Suing Ford, General Motors, Others Ford, General Motors and two other companies have been sued by the AARC over missed royalties, according to BloombergBusinessweek. The organization alleges that Ford’s “Jukebox” ad GM’s “Hard Drive Device” can save audio…
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    ClickitTicket Blog

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Vs. Santa Claus

    My name
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra Vs. Santa Claus Those unfamiliar with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra usually scratch their heads when they peruse the progressive rock band’s touring calendar. For example, on Dec. 20 Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs in Boston and San Antonio.  In fact, TSO performs two shows in both cities.  How is this possible?  Air travel is fast nowadays but not that fast. It’s possible because the Trans-Siberian Orchestra splits into two touring bands.  These bands are called TSO East and TSO West (the geographical titles are mere guidelines and…
  • Jason Derulo Wiggles His Way Onto List Of Artists Who’ve Been Seriously Injured

    My name
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Jason Derulo Wiggles His Way Onto List Of Artists Who’ve Been Seriously Injured Jason Derulo is a member of many clubs.  He’s a member of the singers-slash-dancers club.  He’s in the guild of singers who have sold more than 30 million singles.  And he’s been initiated into the society of artists who had their debut single peak at number one.  Derulo is also a card-carrying delegate of the hard-working alliance, the great physique union, and the dynamic live performer fellowship. Derulo is a member of another club.  Induction into this club,…
  • The Black Keys Touring With Cage, Bugg And Vincent

    My name
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The Black Keys Touring With Cage, Bugg And Vincent It begins Sept. 5 in Columbus, Ohio and ends Dec. 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm of course talking about the North American leg of The Black Keys’ “Turn Blue World Tour.”  The indie rock duo is hitting the highway to promote their eighth studio affair, Turn Blue.  Their oeuvre hit the streets in May and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.  It was produced by the band and Danger Mouse (who also produced El Camino). Turn Blue Track Listing1. "Weight of Love" 2. "In Time" …
  • What You Need To Know About The 2014 Oddball Comedy And Curiosity Festival

    My name
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    What You Need To Know About The 2014 Oddball Comedy And Curiosity Festival The 2014 Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival will keep fans in stitches through Sept. 21.  On that day, the traveling comics will tickle funny bones in Austin, Texas.  This is the second time in as many years that Live Nation and the Web site Funny or Die has launched this cavalcade of roving hilarity. Yet, in many ways this is the first year that the tour has really been what organizers have envisioned: a comedy version of an itinerant rock festival. In 2013, the Oddball Comedy Festival was more of a…
  • Florida State Poised For The College Football Playoff

    My name
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Florida State Poised For The College Football Playoff The good news about the 2014 college football season is it will end with a playoff.  For the first time ever, four teams will compete for the national championship.  This year the semifinal games are scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015 and will be hosted by the Rose and Sugar Bowls.  The national championship game is set for Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (home of the Dallas Cowboys). The bad news about the 2014 college football season is it won’t end with the seemingly arbitrary selection of two teams to…
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  • Saxophone Altissimo Discussion

    Neal
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    A few of my students have thought they were were playing altissimo on saxophone, when that wasn’t really the case. Notes that use the palm keys are fairly high and may be difficult to play, especially for beginning sax players, but that doesn’t make them ‘altissimo’. At some point after you have been playing saxophone for a little while, you may hear this word, ‘altissimo’. Maybe it’s thrown into a conversation you hear, something like, “Man, then the sax player hit that altissimo C and it wailed”. Pretty soon, you start to get the idea…
  • What are your questions about bluesing out on saxophone? (grooving/playing in the pocket)

    Neal
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    One time I was talking to a friend who also plays saxophone. We had both gotten the Charlie Parker Omnibook a few years into playing. But even though we were reading and playing ‘correctly’ (for the most part), it didn’t sound quite right for either of us…….. Fill out the form below the video to get more information and stay updated, Related Posts:What a Trombone Player Can Teach You About the Charlie…How to Play Saxophone – Blues for Alice, First Phrase…KT Saxophone Before/AfterHow to Play a Charlie Parker Line on Tenor Saxophone –>>Steps
  • What are your questions about saxophone altissimo?

    Neal
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Thinking about making a class on altissimo. There are some lessons on getting started with altissimo in Saxophone Tribe, but this would be a class just on altissimo. Fill out the form if you’re interested. Thanks! Related Posts:“I can play by ear and go from Low To High Altissimo .>>StepsPure Imagination on Tenor SaxophoneSaxophone Altissimo DiscussionAlto Sax Solo Over Red Clay – Neal
  • Protected: Frankenstein Sample of Rhythm Class

    Neal
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Related Posts:Frankenstein Melody on SaxophoneProtected: Saxophone Foundations SampleWorking on Rhythm – St James Infirmary –…What are your questions about rhythm?Struggling with Playing by Ear on Saxophone?
  • Frankenstein Melody on Saxophone

    Neal
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Looking at the second phrase of ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ by Duke Ellington. Comparing how Ella Fitgerald sang it to how a student of mine in Saxophone Tribe played it at first. To see the second half of the video, go here and follow the instructions. Related Posts:In a Sentimental Mood on Saxophone -NealProtected: Unlocked Sax Lesson #1Working on Rhythm – St James Infirmary –…How to Play Saxophone – First Phrase of Nature Boy by…Duke Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean a…
 
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    Pop Sirens

  • Watch: Grimes premieres ‘Go’ video (featuring Blood Diamonds)

    Geraint
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    We love the spooky sound and arty visuals for Grimes’ return single ‘Go‘ – check out the video above. We’re still glad that she released herself after it was turned down by Rihanna…
  • Miley Cyrus covers the rebel issue for V Magazine

    Geraint
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    V magazine have dubbed their fall edition the ‘Rebel issue’, so who better to feature on the cover than Miley Cyrus – who looks surprisingly modest on the cover.
  • Watch: Usher premieres ‘She Came To Give It To You’ video (featuring Nicki Minaj)

    Geraint
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    The post-VMA music videos are coming thick and fast, with Usher the latest star to ‘drop’ some visuals. Obviously Nicki Minaj is in it. Duh. Watch ‘She Came To Give It To You‘ above.
  • Listen: Ella Henderson previews ‘Chapter One’ (Album Sampler)

    Silvan
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Ella Henderson‘s debut album ‘Chapter One‘ is shaping up to be one of year’s hottest releases, especially with X Factor returning to UK screens this weekend (and the fact that most people have forgotten about the last winner, Sam Bailey). The sound of her debut is part Adele, part Leona Lewis and has already spawned the UK number 1 single ‘Ghost‘, with second single ‘Glow‘ likely to follow in its footsteps. ‘Chapter One’ is released on 22nd September in the UK, and you can preview snippets of the songs above.
  • Listen: Eminem ft. Sia – Guts Over Fear (new song)

    Silvan
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Eminem and Sia have teamed up once more, this time for a contribution to the soundtrack to The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington. ‘Guts Over Fear‘ will also appear on a two-disco compilation, ShadyXV, which celebrates the15th anniversary of the rapper’s label, Shady Records.
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    Milky Tea Kid Music Blog

  • 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…
  • Tony Visconti & Special Guests Perform David Bowie Album Live

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

  • Billy Bragg’s surprise show! (Video)

    Hugh Scott
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Earlier this week Billy Bragg played an inpromptu show with Joe Purdy at The Royale in support of the protesters in Ferguson and of course, LoFi StL was on hand to document it. Here is “Keep The Faith”
  • Black James: Like A Passing Ghost

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    By K.E. Luther The mysterious music of multimedia electronic artist Black James exists in some self-defined space between dance floors, gallery walls, and wide night skies. K.E. Luther travels to Knoxville TN listening for the Appalachian roots of Black James’ new album, Mountain Boy. By the time I reach Knoxville, Tennessee, the sun is already beginning to set, the tufted clouds turning orange and purple at the horizon. I roll down the car windows and breathe in the mountain air: honeysuckle, freshly mown hay and the cold, limestone smell of the Tennessee River. The evening is warm, but…
  • Barnstorming Iowa

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Codfish Hollow could change your summer plans Codfish Hollow Barnstormers grew out of a barbecue in 2009 when the founder of the website Daytrotter.com, Sean Moeller, found himself in a conversation with the Los Angeles band Local Natives. Together, they hatched a plan to start a barn tour and less than a month later, former St. Louisan and current Iowa City resident Caleb Engstrom, Chicagoans Catfish Haven and Local Natives came together for the first ever Barnstormer concert in the Barn at Catfish Hollow. Since then,the Barn has attracted a who’s who of both established and up-and-coming…
  • Records breaking records

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The mad vinyl science of Jack White Jack White has a knack for reviving the dead. Call him a contemporary rock’n’roll Dr. Frankenstein, his love for the outdated, forgotten aspects of our culture has lead him to be one of the pioneering figures in modern-day vinyl production. It’s no secret that vinyl is making a drastic comeback in the music industry. Record sales have been climbing steadily since 2007, and Jack White’s Third Man Records has been at the forefront of this triumphant return. In the age of digital music, vinyl collecting is one of the ultimate statements of love for…
  • Astral Place

    Hugh Scott
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    At its heart, Astral Place is about friendship. Becca Moore (guitar), Grace Hong (vocals), Karen Mandelbaum (drums), and Christine Stavridis (bass) went to art school together, and now they live together in Asstral Place, their home in South City. They’re a tireless creative organism that chews up the raw material of life on Earth and turns it into prints, games, zines, plush skulls, photographs, films, illustrations, and computer programs, dusted usually with at least a trace of gold glitter. Astral Place (one “s”) is their first foray into music, and played its first show earlier this…
 
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  • Henry Butler Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9, Viper’s Drag (Impulse)

    Tom McDermott
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Posted by Tom McDermott on OffBeat.com. Henry Butler is an unquestioned virtuoso, the player who’s pushed the New Orleans piano sound forward the last 30 years. Like James Booker or Art Tatum, he needs no accompaniment to mesmerize an audience. From this viewpoint, Butler’s best albums are arguably his solo performances: Blues and More, Vol. I and PiaNOLA Live Butler has recorded several other projects, of course, in duos, trios and quartets. No one can deny that sidemen like Jack De Johnette and Charlie Haden provided stellar moments on Butler’s early recordings. It’s wonderful that…
  • Carsie Blanton, Not Old, Not New (So Ferocious)

    Robert Fontenot
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Posted by Robert Fontenot on OffBeat.com. Sex sells in almost any form of popular music, but it’s a rare bird who can create a truly sensual atmosphere that works as more than just marketing strategy. Carsie Blanton does just that with Not Old, Not New. Other than the 45-second coda she wrote herself, the whole album consists of nothing but jazz covers from an ancient time when our dirtiest thoughts were merely implied—at its best, censorship as poetry. Most of these 10 artifacts take a slightly more subtle approach than Julia Lee’s 1950 strut, “Don’t Come Too Soon” (“You’re…
  • Brad Webb, Making Faces (Independent)

    David Kunian
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    Posted by David Kunian on OffBeat.com. There is a certain timelessness to Brad Webb’s Making Faces. The music, although recorded in 2013, could be from any time in the last 40 years. It’s modern, but still swinging and recognizable, jazz. For a drummer-led record, Webb stays in the background, meshing well with his band. And the band puts on fine performances. The forward groove of the opener “Patience” allows saxophonists Brad Walker and Reagan Mitchell to play with and against each other in a beautiful and soaring exchange. The next tune, “Doppelganger,” also has the…
  • Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power, On the Corner of Hope and New Orleans (Independent)

    Geraldine Wyckoff
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Posted by Geraldine Wyckoff on OffBeat.com. Vocalist Antoine Diel quietly, though with great expressive elegance, opens On the Corner of Hope and New Orleans with a heartfelt rendition of the moving “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” Accompanied solely by the lovely guitar of Daniel Schroeder, it is instantly apparent that Diel is a man of great talent and soul. Born in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and raised in Los Angeles, the New Orleans resident reveals his experience in operatic and theatrical settings while showing his full embrace of his new hometown. This comes through most…
  • The Cons and Prose, Famous Last Words (Independent)

    Cate Czarnecki
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Posted by Cate Czarnecki on OffBeat.com. Rik Slave, the magnetic lead singer of New Orleans rock ’n’ roll outlet the Cons and Prose, seems like he would be a good person to go out and grab a beer with. The band’s latest record is the booze-tinged Famous Last Words, and Slave’s got a few choice ones for his audience. The album wastes no time kicking things into high gear, opening with the driving guitar and bass lines of “Big Time,” a tune about the expectancy of finally making it. The inspiration for Famous Last Words pretty much gets right to the point with simple and relatable…
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    All-Noise music news and reviews

  • Single Review: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora

    David Watt
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    “Black Widow” came out just at the right time for Iggy Azalea as her first studio album ‘The New Classic’ released days after the single released online. Rita Ora contributed and sang the hook while Katy Perry helped Iggy Azalea with the song by letting her ‘take’ it. Katy Perry’s tried and tested success formula […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora
  • Single Review: “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz

    Asif Mumtaz
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    “Am I Wrong” is ‘just right’ for a top chart position. This uplifting song has plenty of African rhythms and supportive lyrics, something that has gone missing from top 40 pop hits. Listening to “Am I Wrong” is a great experience for anyone who has been missing the depth from popular music. “Am I Wrong” […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review: “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz
  • Single Review – “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift

    Asif Mumtaz
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Taylor Swift has hit the No.1 spot on American charts once again with her latest single “Shake it off”. Swift performed her latest self-empowerment anthem on this year’s MTV VMAs held on August 24. “Shake it off” broke many records in terms of sales, air time, and album sales as it became the best ever […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review – “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift
  • Singles Review – “Boom Clap” by Charlie XCX (+YouTube Video)

    David Watt
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Charlie XCX is a popular British singer and song-writer. She is now enjoying huge success even in the USA with her latest single “Boom Clap”. This thunderous love song has already featured in featured film “The Fault in Our Stars”. “Boom Clap” is also enjoying top position in various music charts around the world, including […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Singles Review – “Boom Clap” by Charlie XCX (+YouTube Video)
  • Single Review – Ariana Grande “Break Free” Feat Zedd Is a Smash Hit

    David Watt
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ariana Grande is probably the biggest thing that has landed in the pop industry this year. She became an instant hit with her inescapable single “Problem”. Her latest single “Break Free” is a surefire smash hit that will rule the charts for coming weeks. In fact, the single has already started climbing up the charts […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review – Ariana Grande “Break Free” Feat Zedd Is a Smash Hit
 
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    SqueezeMyLemon

  • 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
  • Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues (The Best Of) (Full Album)

    Kelvin Cook
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    I love going back and looking at the wonderful blues musicians of the past, man the gems that you can find. Consider one Charles Brown, a master bluesman in my mind.  While some others may be better known, few can say they were as good.Mr. Brown had a big mellow tone, and his piano work was top notch.  This album shows how influential he was.  You can hear the evolution of the blues in some of the songs that were covered by others.As always, love the music, support the music, buy the music. Driftin Blues: Best ofNotes from YouTube;Extremely underrated Blues man and hard to find…
  • Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

    Kelvin Cook
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is just one of those videos, that's too good to pass up.  I bet I watch this it least once a month, can't really say that about every video that I post.  But man this is so good...And as always if you like the music then support it by buying it. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe CD Edition)Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)00:27 We're Gonna Groove (James A. Bethea, Ben E. King)03:40 I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)10:36 Dazed and Confused (Jimmy Page)26:09 White Summer (Page)38:32 What Is and What Should Never Be (Page, Robert…
  • Samantha Fish: Black Wind Howlin

    Kelvin Cook
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I've got Samantha Fish's latest album "Black Wind Howlin" on constant play right now.  Man I don't really know where to start with this young lady.  Love her guitar work, love her voice, and love her songs.  She is new and fresh, and I'm sure she will have a long storied career because she is coming out of the gate smoking hot.She is a very talented singer, songwriter and blues guitarist, hope to see more good stuff from her in the future.
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  • Front Row Footage Of Lil Wayne & Drake Performing Live In Holmdel, New Jersey

    Danny M
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Lil Wayne and Drake performed live in Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center on August 26th for a stop on their joint tour. A reader of LilWayneHQ.com, Jake Jarvis, has uploaded some dope front row footage of the two Young Money rappers performing at the show, which you can check out below. Weezy and Drizzy can be seen performing “Believe Me“, “The Motto“, “HYFR“, “Started From The Bottom“, “Money On My Mind“, “Pop Bottles“, “Drop The World“, “Bandz A Make Her Dance“, “0 To…
  • Lil Wayne, Drake & Detail Work On Music At The YOLO Estate [Video]

    Danny M
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Wild Moguls have released some footage that they filmed at the YOLO Estate in Los Angeles of Drake, Lil Wayne and Noel “Detail” Fisher working on music, as well as having a little party with a few females and champagne bottles. The date of when this footage was filmed is currently unknown, so we don’t know if this studio session was for a previous Weezy and Drizzy collaboration, or a new song that has not yet been released. You can watch the rare clip after the jump below. Drizzy Drake also shows that he can throw a American football into a basketball hoop with no problem at…
  • Lil Wayne & Drake Perform Live In Holmdel, New Jersey On Their Joint Tour [Pictures]

    Danny M
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Yesterday, Lil Wayne and Drake took their joint tour to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The winner of the concert was Drizzy, so that now means he is back in the lead with 7 points against Weezy‘s 6 points. Click here to watch some footage of Drizzy Drake bringing out Bobby Shmurda during his set last night to perform “Hot Nigga“. The two Young Money rappers are next taking their tour to the Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach tonight. You can view more photos from the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour stop in New Jersey after the jump below, courtesy of…
  • Producers Mannie Fresh & Key Wane Discuss Their Involvement With Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V”

    Danny M
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    On the black carpet at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Los Angeles on August 22nd, Hip-Hop Wired caught up with producers Mannie Fresh and Key Wane to ask them about their involvement in Lil Wayne‘s forthcoming album, Tha Carter V, due to drop on October 28th. Mannie mentioned that him and Weezy are trying to recapture Tha Carter I sound on the fifth installment of his Tha Carter album series: “If you know Tha Carter I, then you know Mannie Fresh and we’re just trying to recapture that sound.” Wane explained that he has heard some stuff from C5 and even though…
  • Lil Wayne & Drake Perform Live In Mansfield, Massachusetts On Their Joint Tour [Pictures]

    Danny M
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Last night, the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour made a stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center. Tunechi was victorious on the evening, which brings the score back to a tie at 6-6. During the concert, Drizzy gave his MTV VMA acceptance speech for winning “Hip-Hop Video Of The Year” with Tune aka Common on stage. Click here to watch footage of that. Weezy F Baby and Drizzy Drake will next be performing on their joint tour at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey tonight. Hit the jump to view more photos of the Young Money rappers performing in Boston,…
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    All-Noise

  • Single Review: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora

    David Watt
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    “Black Widow” came out just at the right time for Iggy Azalea as her first studio album ‘The New Classic’ released days after the single released online. Rita Ora contributed and sang the hook while Katy Perry helped Iggy Azalea with the song by letting her ‘take’ it. Katy Perry’s tried and tested success formula […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora
  • Single Review: “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz

    Asif Mumtaz
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    “Am I Wrong” is ‘just right’ for a top chart position. This uplifting song has plenty of African rhythms and supportive lyrics, something that has gone missing from top 40 pop hits. Listening to “Am I Wrong” is a great experience for anyone who has been missing the depth from popular music. “Am I Wrong” […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review: “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz
  • Single Review – “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift

    Asif Mumtaz
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Taylor Swift has hit the No.1 spot on American charts once again with her latest single “Shake it off”. Swift performed her latest self-empowerment anthem on this year’s MTV VMAs held on August 24. “Shake it off” broke many records in terms of sales, air time, and album sales as it became the best ever […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review – “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift
  • Singles Review – “Boom Clap” by Charlie XCX (+YouTube Video)

    David Watt
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Charlie XCX is a popular British singer and song-writer. She is now enjoying huge success even in the USA with her latest single “Boom Clap”. This thunderous love song has already featured in featured film “The Fault in Our Stars”. “Boom Clap” is also enjoying top position in various music charts around the world, including […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Singles Review – “Boom Clap” by Charlie XCX (+YouTube Video)
  • Single Review – Ariana Grande “Break Free” Feat Zedd Is a Smash Hit

    David Watt
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ariana Grande is probably the biggest thing that has landed in the pop industry this year. She became an instant hit with her inescapable single “Problem”. Her latest single “Break Free” is a surefire smash hit that will rule the charts for coming weeks. In fact, the single has already started climbing up the charts […] Read the full post at All-Noise.co.uk - Single Review – Ariana Grande “Break Free” Feat Zedd Is a Smash Hit
 
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  • SIRENS AND SAILORS’ Van Broken Into in Europe — EVERYTHING Stolen

    Ryan Minic
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    This is really, really shitty. Sirens and Sailors had their van broken into while on tour in Europe and had literally everything stolen…even their toiletries. “[W]e are overseas in completely foreign territory feeling more helpless than ever,” the band said.  Every single dollar we brought with us, every single penny that we have earned over the past month of touring overseas has been stolen. Licenses, credit cards, essential medical supplies, laptops, electronic equipment, even down to our toiletries, GONE. In a matter of minutes, our livelihood has been taken from us. Our…
  • Hear More New (Old) MINUS THE BEAR – “Cat Calls & Ill Means”

    Ryan Minic
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    We’re all about the month of October, particularly because we can’t wait to get our paws of the new Minus The Bear rarities album. Titled Lost Loves, the record will include tracks that were recorded throughout the band’s 13-year career that never got put out on any of their previous releases. This fall the band will hit the road to support the album, and they’ll be taking along O’Brother, Young Widows, and Mansions on separate legs. So far you’ve already heard their track “The Lucky Ones.” Here’s another called “Cat Calls & Ill…
  • Watch NO DEVOTION’s New Video + They Announced a Bunch of US Dates

    Ryan Minic
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    No Devotion, the new band featuring former Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly with ex-members of Lostprophets, made their live debut last month overseas. The band previously announced their first US tour for this fall, which includes some dates supporting Neon Trees. Now the band have beefed up their itinerary, and will be on tour the entire month of October. You’ve already seen footage that we posted from their debut shows in the UK, but here’s a new music video for “Eyeshadow.” Revised dates for their fall tour are below. No Devotion tour dates: Sep 29 Bakersfield, CA @…
  • …And We Explode with BLACK MAP (Dredg, Far) in October

    Ryan Minic
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    You know that band Black Map we’ve been talking about that features members of Dredg and Far? They put out an EP called Driver earlier this year and they’ll be soon coming out with their debut album. Brace yourselves. The band’s forthcoming album is titled …And We Explode. It’s a twelve-song record that was recorded with producer Aaron Hellam, who had worked with The Trophy Fire in the past. Singer/guitarist Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire) said: “The goal was to create a band that was really heavy and simultaneously beautiful. Mark [Engles of  Dredg] and I were…
  • GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA (Dillinger, Mastodon, QOTSA) to Record with Ross Robinson

    Ryan Minic
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    Let’s talk a little more about The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman. You know Giraffe Tongue Orchestra? It’s a project that features Weinman with Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, ex-Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, and Queens of the Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore (One Day As A Lion, ex-The Mars Volta).  Anyway their music has been a long time coming. And as it turns out, the band will be entering the studio very soon (this week?) with producer Ross Robinson. We’re not sure how many songs they’ll be recording, but we’ll keep you…
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    Obsessed Magazine » Music

  • Who We’d Cast in Martin Scorsese’s The Ramones Movie

    Meets Obsession
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    So if you haven’t heard yet, Martin Scorsese is making a bipoic about the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band on earth, The Ramones.  Although there is no news  on production or release dates, the possibilities alone excites us. Really, if a movie were made about The Ramones, we’d want it to be directed by the great Martin Scorsese. Then we started thinking, who would Scorsese cast? Our excitement soon turned into horror as we imagined Martin Scorses’s favorite muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, acting in a role as Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee or Tommy…or any part, for that matter.  Not to say that…
  • LISTEN: “In Stillness We Remain” by Woman’s Hour

    Tricia Callahan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Woman’s Hour is a four-piece mellow electronic pop band based out of Kendal, London. Their new single, “In Stillness We Remain,” off of their debut album “Conversations,” musically soothes while confronting the unrest of a relationship. The song’s retro beat leans toward ’80s soul with tones that are reminiscent of XX and Warpaint. Lyrically, it asks the age old question: “Are you going to stay?” Lead vocalist Fiona Burgess’s lyrics offer bits of advice to her unsure lover,  “If I were you, I’d dance around the…
  • Sweet Streams: New Music by Zulu Pearls, Bishop Allen, The Juan Maclean and I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

    Tricia Callahan
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    You can almost feel the autumn air and the crinkle of dry leaves under your feet, and what better way to transition into a new season than with new music?  On that front, Obsessed Magazine has totally got you covered with a few new tracks to add to your late summer listening list. Safe Things by Zulu Pearls The Berlin duo, Zulu Pearls, offers a power beat and simple sentiments that make “Safe Things” a tasteful relax jam. The bright guitar reminds us why surf music is so celebrated and how even the calmest of souls may not “want the safe things.” Why I Had to Go by…
  • Sweet Streams: NEW Music by Literature, Kevin Morby, LOVE INKS, And Terry Malts

    Tricia Callahan
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Ahead,  newly-released sounds that we’re crushing on this week. New Jacket by Literature Literature has  just released their album “Arab Spring.”  On it, bursting from the ground with ballad power gusto is a fresh new single called “New Jacket.” Housing the jingle jangle of every hipsters’ 1960′s frug dance moves,  Literature has a special something that hasn’t been heard since Vampire Weekend. We Did It All Wrong by Kevin Morby Breaking from his bands The Babies and Woods, Kevin Morby is set to release his own 7″ single through…
  • LISTEN: GRMLN Covers Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”

    Maggie Stamets
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    GRMLN has released a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” that will appear on his upcoming album. The cover has stripped the original ballad and shrouded it in heavy guitar and hallows vocals. It adds a new dimension to the 1983 hit by removing the pop-vibe and adding in GRMLN’s own vintage pop-punk sound, that when combined with the over-processed, garbled quality of production makes this piece differ greatly from the original. GRMLN is the brain-child of Yoodoo Park, a 21-year-old guitarist and vocalist who is set to release his second studio album, Soon Away, on  September…
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  • Spoon – They Want My Soul

    Andy Whorehall
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Dougie is a problem for the white people in my neighborhood.  He was released from the Winnebago County jail for the umpteenth time around the same time Spoon’s “They Want My Soul” was released this month (August, 2014).  He’s a professional beggar and troubled soul; left to rot by a corrupt Illinois state system that feeds its own pattern of ignorance by shutting down mental institutions such as those that would take care of people like Dougie vs. forcing him to beg again until the point of being arrested once more or delivered to any said hospital for immediate…
  • Top 5 Songs For Eating a Pan Pizza To

    Andy Whorehall
    15 May 2014 | 7:07 pm
    There are many songs from many genres and there are many types of pizzas.  Here are the top 5 songs to eat a pan pizza to today.  Tomorrow could be different.5.  Gorillaz – “Kids With Guns”4. Chubb Rock – “Just The Two Of Us”3. Harry James Orchestra – “I’m Beginning To See The Light”2. Aretha Franklin – “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”1. Old 97′s – “Barrier Reef”Now go on and leave your top 5 songs to eat a pizza to in the comments section below, or feel free to disagree by turning this…
  • The Felix Culpa Reunite

    Chip Copeland
    15 May 2014 | 3:26 pm
    New Music Coming and Wicker Park Festival AppearanceWell, well, well… it looks as though The Felix Culpa are reuniting to release some new music this year and are performing at the Wicker Park Festival.This comes directly from their website:Hi there. We said in 2011 that we would write music and play some shows again if it made sense to us. Though we are spread across the country, it suddenly makes a whole lot of sense. For starters, we’ll be making noise for you at Wicker Park Fest in Chicago. Also, new music this year on No Sleep Records. Stay tuned, -CulpaSuspiciously absent…
  • Bloom – Quitting

    Kevinade
    15 May 2014 | 7:44 am
    “When the winter ends, I’m leaving to find home that I believe in. And when the petrea blooms I’m leaving,” sings vocalist/guitarist Max Anderson on “I Was Watching, Too,” the opening track Bloom’s Quitting. The song’s kinetic dissatisfaction serves as an effective and familiar greeting to fans of emotionally-charged indie rock from the Midwest. This invigorating opener concludes with a wonderfully harmonized realization: “There’s not a single petrea within a hundred miles of the state I live in.”Though the lyrics on the first track give a magnetic power to a warm…
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce New Album, New Song “Jackson”

    Sock Monkey Sound Music and Culture Podcast
    14 May 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Cymbals Eat Guitars are releasing their third album LOSE  August 26 on Barsuk Records. Their 2011 sophomore release Lenses Alien is a great listen brimming full of energy and passion, something that LOSE will surely possess as well considering that frontman Joseph D’Agostino has stated that the album was written after the loss of his friend and collaborator Benjamin High. John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) helmed the production once again for the band.The band has also announced some tour dates as well:8/20 New Haven CT – Bar Night Club 8/21 Kingston NY – BSP…
 
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  • How to sing – the definitive guide

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How to sing” is one of the most common requests I get. The answer is simple: open your mouth and let the sound out.photo by SpekoekI’m not being facetious, it’s as simple as that. But when someone asks that question, they’re usually hiding a deeper one. Let’s look at what they really want to know and see what the answers are.Most people arrive on my blog via Google. And many of those searches begin “How to ...”.“How to be a good singer”, “How to know if you can sing”, “How to become a better singer”.So when someone asks “How to sing”, this is what I reckon…
  • How many breaks should you have on a singing weekend?

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    People pay good money to come on a singing workshop and want to sing as much as they can.But everyone needs a break. How do you find the balance between singing and time off?singing weekend timetablesWhen I first started to work at Farncombe Courses I was asked to create a timetable for my singing weekend. In every spare slot between meals and sleeping I simply put “singing”.One of the tutors then said to me: “Aren’t you going to give them a break?”My response was that people had paid a lot of hard-earned cash to come away on a singing weekend so I needed to give them as much…
  • Where do you find all your songs?

    11 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is a question I’m often asked at my singing workshops, especially by people starting out as choir leaders.photo by James VaughanThere is often the assumption that I must have travelled to all the countries that I teach songs from and maybe even speak the languages. Not true!I usually tell the story of my first choir back in 1997 when I had just a handful of songs – enough to last one season. I was worried what would happen when I ran out.I needn’t have worried: I soon managed to accumulate so many songs that even now – after teaching around 700 songs over the intervening 17 years…
  • Your job as a choir leader is to disappear

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In David Zweig’s recent book he talks about Invisibles: people who are unseen when their job is done perfectly (who only draw attention to themselves when things go wrong).It got me thinking that most of a choir leader’s job is invisible to the wider public. So why not just disappear when the next concert rolls around?“For most of us, the better we perform the more attention we receive. Yet for many ‘Invisibles’ – skilled professionals whose role is critical to whatever enterprise they’re a part of – it’s the opposite: the better they do their jobs the more they disappear.
  • If some singers want more and some want less, then you must be doing something right!

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I aim to please everyone in my choirs and singing workshops. I know it’s an impossible task (see Keeping a choir happy – you can’t please everyone), but still I try.photo by DurhamDundeeBut how do you know when you’ve got the balance right and you’re keeping the majority happy?I always ask for feedback at the end of my singing workshops and I occasionally hand out feedback questionnaires to my choirs.Here are some typical responses:the warm ups are too long/ too short the harmonies are too hard/ too easy you are too strict/ too laid-back I want more/ less songs in English you teach…
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  • Zola Blood – Meridian

    Tim Dickinson
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    …Aaand we’re back. After a brief and unannounced hiatus from the blog (mostly due to weddings and wars) I thought it was about time we got back on the new music train, and how better than with a new track from Zola Blood. Nearly two months ago I was waxing lyrical about the downtempo electronica of Zola Blood’s debut track Grace, and with their next release they introduce a laid back dance groove beneath the heavily reverbed vocals and ethereal electronica. Zola Blood are set to release their debut EP Meridian in October, with their first live show at London’s Shacklewell…
  • Introducing: D’Alva

    Francisco Torres
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Photo by Vera Marmelo I could say that Outkast’s forthcoming album has come out earlier than expected in the shape and form of #batequebate (available for free download!) by D’Alva, but it would be a surprise if both André 3000 and Big Boi would give up rapping in favour of ever so vicious choruses in Portuguese. But I can assure you that your time would be well spent listening to D’Alva’s debut album. If you have already done that and didn’t enjoy one bit of it, I definitely think you should give it another chance, perhaps some other time. So, just like…
  • Summer Rooftop Mix for Mixradio

    Tim Dickinson
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    We’ve done a fair few summer mixtapes over the years, with our Summer Days Through the Folkish Haze series pretty popular, so when the fine folks at Mixradio asked me to put together a mix of some of my favourite tunes this summer to be highlighted on their app, I was happy to oblige. The sun is out here in London, and if there is ever a time to have a chill-out and make good use of our urban space this is it. If you’re on Windows Phone then grab the Mixradio app to listen to this playlist and save it to your phone for offline listening for free, or for those on other devices you…
  • Introducing: ATTU

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

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

    Peter Matthews
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Cellist Maya Beiser wants to change the way people look at rock music. Or, more accurately, music in general. Raised in Israel, Beiser was groomed for a career as a concert soloist until she had an awakening of sorts at 15, when she heard Janis Joplin for the first time. "It blew my mind," Beiser says. "It was this revelation, that someone could be so raw and give it all." Not long after, Beiser moved to the States where she embarked on a more unconventional career path, first as a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, then as a globetrotting soloist whose…
  • Mostly Mozart Concludes with Mozart's Requiem

    Angela Sutton
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:13 pm
    by Angela Sutton Lincoln Center photo With a partially apt, partially grim choice of programming, Saturday's final concert of this year's Mostly Mozart Festival began with a melding of works by J. S. Bach (chorales from the St. John Passion) and Swiss composer Frank Martin - five chorales serving as interstices between Polyptyque's six movements. Martin's Polyptyque, a 1973 Menuhin commission based on Duccio di Buoninsega's paintings of the Passion at the altar of the Siena cathedral, features a solo violinist with double string orchestra in a taut but pungent…
  • ICE Ends Their Mostly Mozart Run with Mixed Program

    Emre Tetik
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    by Emre Tetik  Armen Elliot for The New York Times For the third time this week, the International Contemporary Ensemble (a.k.a., ICE) appeared at the Park Avenue Armory's Board of Officers Room Thursday night with a program of recent and not-so-recent works. First up was Dai Fujikura's Minina (2013) for woodwind quartet and hammered dulcimer, a colorful ensemble inspired by the birth of the composer’s first child. With their lively body movements, the players themselves seemed to embody the character of a child. Claire Chase, ICE’s artistic director, opened with a broad…
  • Saturday in Long Island City: Kevin Saunderson at PS1/Small Black at The Lot LIC

    Peter Matthews
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    After a roundabout subway trip from Brooklyn due to the out of service G Train, I found myself in a vacant lot in the shadow of Long Island City's Citibank Tower on Saturday, where a band was setting up to play just as the sun was going down over Manhattan. I was at The Lot LIC: a new outdoor venue on the corner of 43rd Street and Crescent Ave, which has been hosting bands every Saturday afternoon since August 2. A modest crowd lounged around an inground "pool" (actually an art installation) eating food from M. Wells and beer from Coney Island Brewing while Brooklyn…
 
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  • 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 Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • 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 Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • Afrocentric Art Inspired by African Culture

    Kenal Louis
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Afrocentric Art Entitled Afrocentric Escape | Kenal Louis The following drawing “Afrocentric Escape” is part of a series of Afrocentric art drawings, that I started to create in 2014.  Following the motion of my consciousness, I draw lines without thinking or worrying much about the direction of the lines. I... The post Afrocentric Art Inspired by African Culture appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • kickstarter Art Campaign Visual Arts By Kenal Louis

    Kenal Louis
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    kickstarter Art Campaign | From Visual Arts To Music Where do I begin with the kickstarter Campaign? Well, I could start from the very beginning, where art bloomed within me when I was a child… but that’s going too far back. I will instead start where the thought for creating... The post kickstarter Art Campaign Visual Arts By Kenal Louis appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
  • Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES Land FOCUS of NY Cover

    Kenal Louis
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES captured by Kenal Louis Photography is an art form I enjoy very much because like traditional painting and drawing, it allows me to be creative as well as expressive with my camera. Along with being expressive and creative, I also get the pleasure to meet and... The post Geisha Makeup From OSTYLES Land FOCUS of NY Cover appeared first on Kenal's Source For Art, Design, Music, and Photography.
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  • Classic Photo: Led Zeppelin, Melbourne, 1972

    Eric
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
  • JAZZ.FM91 Announces the 2014 Sound of Jazz Concert Series

    Eric
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    JAZZ.FM91 announced the line-up for the 39th Annual JAZZ.FM91 Sound of Jazz Concert Series.  Featuring 5 concerts from September through December, international and local artists will take the stage at the Old Mill Toronto showcasing the very best in jazz.  The Sound of Jazz is the first of many concert
  • John Paul Jones’ Isolated Bass From Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On”

    Eric
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Found on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II, “Ramble On” was recorded at Juggy Sound Studio, New York, during the band’s second concert tour of the United States. In 2010, the song was ranked #440 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  • Video of Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, in 1971

    Eric
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    From the Internet Archive and the Center for Sacramento History, this look at Los Angeles’ Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard from 1971 will set back a few tears. There was no need for a warehouse – this store WAS a warehouse, and a good, and sad reminder we’ll never see
  • David Bowie Accurately Predicted The Music Industry’s Future

    Eric
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    “I don’t even know why I would want to be on a label in a few years, because I don’t think it’s going to work by labels and by distribution systems in the same way. The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within
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  • THATKIDCAM x J.Rhodes – 2nd First Impression (Free Download)

    Kelland Drumgoole
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    SoSoActive.com The debut project from Dallas, TX emcee THATKIDCAM is now available for download and stream. Production was handles by 80′s Baby, J. Rhodes. The definitive guide to urban pop culture.
  • America Has To Vote For Sunday Best Winner!

    jonsilva
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    SoSoActive.com Sunday Best Season 7 Episode 3 cialis pills eli lilly We’re down to the wire. Tonight is a fight to the bone where America votes on who goes home and which other is crowned the winner of Season 7 of Sunday Best. Contestants Geoffrey Golden and Candace Benson, the youngest singers of the season are set to battle it out for the title of Sunday Best and win a recording contract with Fo Yo Soul Records. To ease into the competitiveness of the show The Mississippi Mass Choir, along with Sunday Best Season three winner Le’Andria Johnson, performed the opening number with elegance…
  • VIDEO: V. NOVA, “INTRO” produced by the Crack Factory

    Kelland Drumgoole
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    SoSoActive.com From hiphophundred.com Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents the music video for the intro to his upcoming mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission” (HIPS3). Produced by the Crack Factory and directed by V. and Wit, “Intro” comes hot on the heels of the release of “Abstract Art”, V.’s single featuring Smif-N-Wessun (listen). One other HIPS3 single has also been released – “You Died” featuring Uncle Murda (listen). Part of rap duo BOE & Villa, Nova has worked with Erick Sermon (click to listen to…
  • #ILOVEMAKONNEN – GOING UP ON A TUESDAY (VIDEO)

    Kelland Drumgoole
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    SoSoActive.com Here is Atlanta rappers #ILOVEMAKONNEN video for the smash single “Going Up On A Tuesday.” The video was released a month ago before the California native hooked up with Drake for the remix. The definitive guide to urban pop culture.
  • Drake’s the Man

    Trish Guidry
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    SoSoActive.com Photo courtesy of Allthingsgomusic.com Last week Nicki Minaj dropped a stream of hits from “Anaconda” to a remix with Beyonce’ for “Flawless” as well as teamed up with Jessie J and Ariana Grande for the “Bang Bang” single.  She definitely proved that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Fast-forward to this week and label mate Drake shows why he reigns Young Money supreme.  Not only did Drake kick off his headlining tour Drake VS. Wayne, he randomly drops a verse on rapper producer ILOVEMAKONNEN’s song “Club Going Up on a Tuesday”, in addition to…
 
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  • Listen! TOPS – Outside

    Pete
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Some slow, dreamy pop from a band called TOPS. Maybe you’ll even catch them on TOPS of the POPS one day? The band’s album is out September 2, so you can listen to the track Outside all weekend to gear up for it. Check out some guitar-led synth pop by the Canadian four-piece TOPS.
  • Watch! Paper Lions – Philadelphia

    Pete
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Although Paper Lions’ album My Friends came out just over a year ago, it doesn’t mean the Charlottetown indie rockers can’t keep making videos from it (unless that breaks some law I’m unaware of). The band’s latest video is called Philadelphia, and is not about a guy who gets AIDS who looks like the guy […]
  • Listen! Misun – Goodbye Summer

    Pete
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    D.C. indie band Misun have a slow tune for us to wave goodbye to summer. Although given Toronto’s recent “humid wave”, maybe summer is just beginning? Dare to dream! Unlike riotous tunes like Blah or Sleep, Goodbye Summer is a slow jam that will made you a bit sad that summer is coming to a […]
  • Listen! Childish Gambino – Candler Road

    Pete
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    New stuff from rapper Childish Gambino. We don’t know where the song will end up, as it ain’t on last year’s Because the Internet, and the Internet ain’t telling us where its from, well, because. The new song is called Candler Road. The 3 minute number sort of feels like 2 songs, thanks to the […]
  • Listen! Ekó – Haust

    Pete
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    We once again feature Ekó (aka Lárus S. Jóhannesson, who induces accent-envy for me). We featured his ambient instrumental A Long Melodic Line EP and now have another song in similar vein. The song is called Haust, and has no lyrics so how is the song title Haust?? Repetitive music skips as it tries to […]
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  • James Murphy is making new music from the sounds of the U.S. Open

    Alex Moore
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    James Murphy put in a solid career’s worth of work with LCD Soundsystem, so he has earned his retirement. When he says he’s not about to write 400 hours of new music using the sounds of the U.S. Open you can almost see the sheer size of a commitment like that flash before his eyes as if threatening to crush him. No, James Murphy is hanging back and enjoying retirement—but that doesn’t mean he can’t have his hobbies.Murphy has recently been petitioning to add user-generated music to the New York City subway. Now, for a new project in conjunction with IBM, Murphy is…
  • Zola Jesus shares ‘Dangerous Days’ video

    Alex Moore
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Unbelievably summer is getting ready to wrap up, and no one can agree on what has been our song of the summer. Ostensibly it has been Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” but there seems to be some consensus it’s an underwhelming entry to claim that mantle.For my money, Zola Jesus’s “Dangerous Days” should be a contender. Sure, it’s a little wistful, but that adds to the reward—it keeps you coming back for repeat listens, giving you something a little different over time, unlike the more one-dimensional “Fancy.”She finally got around to…
  • Martin Scorsese to direct new Ramones movie

    Joel Freimark
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    2016 will mark 40 years since the arrival of The Ramones’ groundbreaking debut album, and to mark the occasion the band’s estate has announced none other than Martin Scorsese will be directing a documentary about the history of the band. While this is far from the first film of such nature about the unique existence of one of the most important bands in punk history, to have as highly respected a name as Scorsese already attached to the project certainly puts it in a class all its own.Though best known for his gritty dramatic films like “Raging Bull” and “Taxi…
  • Stream new White Fence and Jack Name singles from the LAMC Series

    Dan Turkel
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    LAMC #12 by White Fence / Jack NameWay back in July, I told you about the exciting upcoming singles from Famous Class’ LAMC 7” record series. Famous Class picks an artist to contrib an unreleased track and that artist picks a little-known band they like to provide the b-side. The single from White Fence, who’ve chosen songwriter and White Fence touring guitarist Jack Name for their b-side, is coming next week and we’ve got the stream ready for ya now if you just can’t wait that long.The White Fence track, “Nero (Has a Lot to Think About)” is a tasty slice of psychedelic…
  • Matthew Dear makes music from machine sounds

    Dan Turkel
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Humans have been making instruments and noise-makers since just about forever, from smacking primitive drums to playing a grand piano to scratching and mixing records across four turn tables, and so on. Now Matthew Dear has gone and made a track, “Drop Science,” (cf. “Droppin’ Science”) which features the sounds of “thousands” of machines—General Electric machines to be specific. Dear visited the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna where he sampled MRIs, engines, and a lot more machines that I don’t know a thing about. Watch below where Dear, and GE, explain.GE listens…
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  • DV8 bring JOHN to the National Theatre

    TheEditor
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    JOHN, a co-production between the National Theatre and DV8 Physical Theatre, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 30 October. The creative associate is Hannes Langolf, with set design by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Richard Godin and sound by Gareth Fry. The performers are Taylor Benjamin, Lee Boggess, Gabriel Castillo, Ian Garside, Ermira Goro, Garth Johnson, Hannes Langolf, Vivien Wood and Andi Xhuma. JOHN will be broadcast to cinemas by NT Live on 9 December. JOHN is a new verbatim dance-theatre work by Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8 Physical…
  • Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows

    TheEditor
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    PUBLISHED to coincide with Leonard Cohen’s eightieth birthday, ‘Everybody Knows’ is the perfect tribute to his enduring talent. With an insider’s knowledge, author Harvey Kubernik analyses Cohen’s outstanding achievements as a musician, songwriter, novelist and poet in this unique coffee-table book. Beginning with Cohen the young poet and author in his home town of Montreal, and concluding with his acclaimed international tour of 2013, ‘Everybody Knows’ honours Leonard Cohen on his eightieth birthday. The book traces his rise to stardom through 200 rare…
  • Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture

    TheEditor
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    THE Hepworth Wakefield presents Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture, as per of it’s autumn season comprising three solo exhibitions, each featuring a new, site-specific commission by contemporary artists: Alexandra Bircken, Folkert de Jong and Toby Ziegler. Coinciding with this year’s WW1 commemorations, the exhibitions explore themes of historical and contemporary combat and of man versus machine, juxtaposing handmade and hand-finished objects with mechanical weaponry, state-of-the art digital technologies and 3D printing. ALEXANDRA BIRCKEN: ESKLATION German artist…
  • Carminho plays Ronnie Scott’s

    TheEditor
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    SHE is Portugal’s brightest new star, considered to be one of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation – live, her voice glistens with potent tenderness as it soars over quintessential Portuguese and acoustic Spanish guitars. Carminho, born Carmo Rebelo de Andrade in Lisbon, cites influences that not only include fado legends Lucília do Carmo, Fernando Maurício, and Amália Rodrigues, but also pop/rock legends such Queen and the Beatles. From an early age, she had listened to her parents’ records – her mother was fado singer Teresa Siqueira – and…
  • Interview: YolanDa Brown

    TheEditor
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    DOUBLE MOBO award winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown is widely regarded as the emerging voice of mainstream jazz in the UK, fusing jazz, soul, reggae, funk and R&B with stylish energy and stunning performances. She has toured with Motown icons, The Temptations, Errol Brown and Diana Krall and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Soweto Kinch and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. YolanDa also provides support to young musicians through her work with the Prince’s Trust and as patron of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians. After recently…
 
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  • DANCE THERAPY AT CHRYSTIE 141 (LABOR DAY EDITION)

    Kahlil Wonda
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    ĀGARD has started a Saturday night residency at Chrystie 141 in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood.  The night is called Dance Therapy and is geared towards the New York party scene’s grown & sexy crowd.  ĀGARD has teamed up with Chrystie 141, Blacka Di Danca, & Elliott LaRue to create a party that caters to lovers of eclectic dance music.  The NYC based DJ is known for seamlessly blurring the lines between genres.  You may hear trap mixed with funk, and a little bit of indie dance or deep house, just to give you an idea of his range.  Whether you’re…
  • Kahlil Wonda and Reggae Lover present Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

    Kahlil Wonda
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Welcome to Episode 20 of the Reggae Lover Podcast, my first “dubwise” edition. This mix was specially requested by Ras Jamal in Savannah, Georgia and features the musical productions and performances of Lee “Scratch” Perry exclusively.   One of the pioneers in the development of dub music and remixing in addition to numerous other innovations in production, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry truly paved the way for the EDM, Hip-Hop, and Reggae movements of today.  Learn more about Perry’s amazing career.   Show Notes. We start off in the 60 – 70 BPM range…
  • ALL VINYL EVERYTHING Summer Finale – FREE Day Party Sunday 8/31 at Noni’s

    Kahlil Wonda
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    The Summer Finale of All Vinyl Everything is Labor Day Weekend August 31st ! Join us one last time OUTDOORS at Noni’s 3pm-9pm FREE / NO COVER / RAIN or SHINE . The best DJs in ATL spinning all wax all day … All Vinyl Everything. Starring Ree de la Vega Mr. DJ Cha-Cha Jones DJ Jaycee of V-103 (ATL, Ludacris, The Aphilliates) Jeremy Avalon DjMafioso Tabone DJ Talib Shabazz DJ Acrojam DJ C-Styles Dj-Fadelf Jackson Rock Most The music starts at 3pm sharp and goes till 9pm EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED Sangria specials + Indoor and Outdoor Bar + Grab something off the grill! Uber…
  • The Honorary Citizen presents GOOD VIBES, a late night retail experience

    Kahlil Wonda
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Small batch clothing brand “The Honorary Citizen” of Atlanta, GA is launching their first late night Pop Up retail shop experience, “Good Vibes”. Beginning this Saturday, The Honorary Citizen will be extending Good Vibes on Edgewood monthly. Every Third weekend, they will be opening a Retail experience at night for lovely folks of Edgewood and their good supporters. There will new product, limited size runs of their cut and sew pieces for sale, novelty tees and more. #thehonorarycitizen #thcinternational #forthelove The shop will operate every 3rd weekend of the month…
  • Dance Therapy NYC with Blacka Di Danca and ĀGARD

    Kahlil Wonda
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    #NYC #Nightlife #Dance #Party   Related articles DANCE THERAPY at Chrystie 141 Tonight (8.16.14) – Music by ĀGARD, hosted by @louneymor. #nyc Debunking The Misery Myth: 10 Reasons NYC Is The Happiest City In The US Jody Watley. NIGHTLIFE Single Preview Edit NYC Bars That Actually Play Rap NYC Nightlife Fixture Maddöx Madison Dead Following Battle With Skin Cancer Da Undercard Nightlife: Providence NYC NYC’s lesser-known boroughs have a lot to offer Forum: Seattle’s Newest Nightlife Spot Poised To Take Over The Weekend #Instagood: Use Instagram to clear abandoned bikes…
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    The Lofty Oaks

  • New Album – The Lofty Oaks – Illusions of Grandeur

    Carter Biel
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    It’s LIVE!  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…
  • Y Y Z – Video + Audio

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

  • Interview: Leslie Stevens

    aftertheshow
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    Leslie Stevens of Leslie and the Badgers, now billed just as Leslie Stevens, is back playing shows with a new band and new songs. I’m glad I caught her set recently at Echo Park Rising — it was fun to hear new … Continue reading →
  • Ednaswap: “Torn”

    aftertheshow
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Did you know that the song “Torn” had been around for years before Natalie Imbruglia hit the top of the charts with it in 1997? The first recording of “Torn” was actually in Danish by Lis Sørensen in 1993: Ednaswap (the writers of “Torn”) … Continue reading →
  • Ex Cops: “Black Soap”

    aftertheshow
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Ex Cops are back with a new song called “Black Soap,” the first track off their second album (release date is October 28th). “Black Soap” sounds like a late ’90s song, like “Dreams” from The Cranberries.
  • Black Books

    aftertheshow
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    “Paradise” by #SouthernDreamPop, Austin-based band Black Books:
  • “Where I’m Going”

    aftertheshow
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Video of a live performance of “Where I’m Going” by The Wild Reeds. “Where I’m Going” is the first track on the band’s new record Blind and Brave:
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  • George Clooney on the Pitt and Jolie Nuptials

    Dianne Franc
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    George Clooney sent his congratulations to the wedding of his friends and Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie last August 28. He couldn’t be more proud of the bold step that the two finally made. He said it was great that the two finally have tied the knot. According to our sources Brad said the words “I do” to Angelina and vice versa after being engaged for more than 10 years. It was a secret wedding last Saturday August 23rd when the power couple had their union at the Chateau Miraval in France which is the couple’s residence. They invited only a few…
  • The Highlight of the 2014 Emmy Awards

    Dianne Franc
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The world of entertainment is filled with celebrity gossip today because TV won’t be complete without the most prestigious award giving body in the field of television which is the annual Emmy Awards. This year once again has made lots of great memories to the people involved in this industry as well as to the people who keep supporting the arts and workmanship of some of the most hard working actors, writers, producers and directors in this field. This year has sure to have given lots of laughs, tears (most of it is tears of joy) and well, some awkward moments that will always be a…
  • Ansel Elgort Is Now Single

    Dianne Franc
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Calling all you die hard fans of the movie The Fault In Our Stars, leading man Ansel Elgort is currently available in the market. Well, that just means he’s back being single and we all know all you ladies would feel like it’s some good news. Ansel went out in public about his relationship with high school sweetheart Violetta Komyshan back in June during the Valentino Show in the romantic city of Paris. But right now, sources say it’s finally over and the two have called it quits. Apparently, Ansel’s schedule now with his acting career taking off is the main reason why…
  • Beyonce Is the Performance of the Night on the VMA

    Dianne Franc
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The VMA this year went all glorious when Beyonce once again graced the stage with her talent. She did not only prove the world she could sing, but she could definitely reign! Everybody who witnessed her performance that night can not deny the fact that she is worthy of the title “the Queen” after her epic act. It was 15 minutes of amazing Beyonce medley of her materials from her latest released album. And it’s all timing when she received the award for Video Vanguard. Her act was not the only thing that was the talk of the night but her outfit whilst she was on stage as…
  • Nicki Minaj and Her Wardrobe Malfunction At the VMA

    Dianne Franc
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    This year’s VMA started with the song Bang Bang which is a performance done by Jessie J, Arianna Grande and Nicki Minaj. The headliner on this one is actually Nicki having a wardrobe malfunction whilst performing the song with the two other pop stars. This was also witnessed at Inglewood, California where the event took place. Nicki also did an amazing eye-catching performance of her new single Anaconda where she showed a lot of her butt-shaking moves. Looks like Miley Cyrus’ is not the Queen of twerking after all. Although for this particular performance, her sequined outfit was…
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  • [TMN Exclusive Interview] Talking Music, Performance and Brotherhood with The Bots

    Ash El Gamal
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Click here to read the full story: The Music Ninja With every generation comes a new wave of artists who, while often influenced by their predecessors, push music forward reflecting the collective consciousness of their time. Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, 21 and 17 respectively, are certainly representatives of this emerging class but, considering how long the duo has been making music as The Bots, they’ve got a solid head start on most of their peers. The LA-bred brothers recorded their first album nearly 6 years ago and have been rocking the festival circuit, starting with appearances on Warped…
  • Xiu Xiu playing shows, including NYC one-off w/ Yvette

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Xiu Xiu at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe) Xiu Xiu only has a few tour dates coming up at the moment, but one of those is a one-off in NYC happening on October 18 at Glasslands. He's promising Xiu XIu songs from 2002-2004 and 2014, which means we can count on material from this year's Angel Guts: Red Classroom and plenty from the much-loved early period of his career. Strong support comes from locals Yvette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/29) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, with a stream from his 2002-2004 period,…
  • Curtis Williams – Shenanigans Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Jace (Prod. Metro Boomin)

    C.Moore
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayTwo-9′s very own Curtis Williams is here today to drop his newest release “Shenanigans” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Jace. “Shenanigans” is the first leak from Curtis Williams’ upcoming #DancoJames EP, out tomorrow (8/29) on Two-9.com. With Two-9 getting signed to Interscope Records expect their members to be linking up with more mainstream artists for releases like this. If you are new to Curtis and Two-9 be sure to check out more music via SoundCloud and don’t forget to follow Curtis on Twitter.
  • The Boomtown Rats reformed, playing NYC and Boston (dates, tickets on sale)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Like Madness and the Jam, the Boomtown Rats generally matched considerable Anglo-European success with near-total American commercial obscurity. Despite a string of intelligent, irresistible pop singles and intricate, skillful, unpredictable albums filled with assorted musical styles and sounds, the only US hit the Rats ever had was the morbid ballad "I Don't Like Mondays." While their albums are not uniformly excellent, the band's commitment to quality and growth, plus singer/songwriter Bob Geldof's magnetic personality, help elevate even…
  • Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue & Oneirogen played Union Pool (pics)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan photos by Greg Cristman Falls of Rauros @ Union Pool - 8/27/14 Two excellent New England black metal bands joined forces in NYC last night (8/27), as Maine's Falls of Rauros and Masachusetts' Obsidian Tongue played an Invisible Oranges-presented show along with NY-based experimental metal composer Oneirogen at Union Pool. The two bands were well-paired, as both deal in the rustic-sounding atmospheric black metal that is associated with the pacific northwest, and both do it very well. Falls have a new album on the way and treated the crowd to…
 
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  • [TMN Exclusive Interview] Talking Music, Performance and Brotherhood with The Bots

    Ash El Gamal
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Click here to read the full story: The Music Ninja With every generation comes a new wave of artists who, while often influenced by their predecessors, push music forward reflecting the collective consciousness of their time. Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, 21 and 17 respectively, are certainly representatives of this emerging class but, considering how long the duo has been making music as The Bots, they’ve got a solid head start on most of their peers. The LA-bred brothers recorded their first album nearly 6 years ago and have been rocking the festival circuit, starting with appearances on Warped…
  • Xiu Xiu playing shows, including NYC one-off w/ Yvette

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Xiu Xiu at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe) Xiu Xiu only has a few tour dates coming up at the moment, but one of those is a one-off in NYC happening on October 18 at Glasslands. He's promising Xiu XIu songs from 2002-2004 and 2014, which means we can count on material from this year's Angel Guts: Red Classroom and plenty from the much-loved early period of his career. Strong support comes from locals Yvette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/29) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, with a stream from his 2002-2004 period,…
  • Curtis Williams – Shenanigans Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Jace (Prod. Metro Boomin)

    C.Moore
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Click here to read the full story: Good Music All DayTwo-9′s very own Curtis Williams is here today to drop his newest release “Shenanigans” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Jace. “Shenanigans” is the first leak from Curtis Williams’ upcoming #DancoJames EP, out tomorrow (8/29) on Two-9.com. With Two-9 getting signed to Interscope Records expect their members to be linking up with more mainstream artists for releases like this. If you are new to Curtis and Two-9 be sure to check out more music via SoundCloud and don’t forget to follow Curtis on Twitter.
  • The Boomtown Rats reformed, playing NYC and Boston (dates, tickets on sale)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan Like Madness and the Jam, the Boomtown Rats generally matched considerable Anglo-European success with near-total American commercial obscurity. Despite a string of intelligent, irresistible pop singles and intricate, skillful, unpredictable albums filled with assorted musical styles and sounds, the only US hit the Rats ever had was the morbid ballad "I Don't Like Mondays." While their albums are not uniformly excellent, the band's commitment to quality and growth, plus singer/songwriter Bob Geldof's magnetic personality, help elevate even…
  • Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue & Oneirogen played Union Pool (pics)

    brooklynvegan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Click here to read the full story: brooklynvegan photos by Greg Cristman Falls of Rauros @ Union Pool - 8/27/14 Two excellent New England black metal bands joined forces in NYC last night (8/27), as Maine's Falls of Rauros and Masachusetts' Obsidian Tongue played an Invisible Oranges-presented show along with NY-based experimental metal composer Oneirogen at Union Pool. The two bands were well-paired, as both deal in the rustic-sounding atmospheric black metal that is associated with the pacific northwest, and both do it very well. Falls have a new album on the way and treated the crowd to…
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    Maestro Musicians

  • Time for Music Lessons!

    Daniel Broniatowski
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Although it might seem far away, the new school year is quickly approaching. This means that the barrage of decisions to make about after-school activities will hit most parents like a ton of bricks during the first two weeks of September. Don’t get caught at the last minute! The Maestro Musicians Academy is already open […] Related Posts: Boston Music Lessons A Parent tested, Child approved Boston Music School Grand Opening of West Newton Music School Our Music School Locations FAQ The post Time for Music Lessons! appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Music is Medicine Podcast

    Daniel Broniatowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    On Monday, August 4th,2014 we interviewed a guest with a wonderful cause named Leora Friedman. Leora is the founder and CEO of “Music is Medicine” – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects artists with pediatric patients all across the United States. According to her website, www.musicismed.org, “The artist and patient get to know one another, […] Related Posts: Living an Artistic Life Podcast With Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D. Classical Music and the Internet Our Music School Podcast With Roy Sonne The post Music is Medicine Podcast appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • The Teacher-Student Relationship

    Daniel Broniatowski
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    Today, we share a post from guest-blogger, Alexandra Berube, founder of Boston Tutoring Services, LLC. Ms. Berube is a trained teacher with an M.Ed. from Lesley University. She believes that having a personal connection with parents is crucial to a child’s success, and understanding the value of an individualized approach makes all the difference. The […] Related Posts: Our Music School’s Philosophy How to Choose a Violin Teacher Instrumental Music Instruction and the Brain The Purpose of Music Lessons FAQ The post The Teacher-Student Relationship appeared first on Maestro…
  • Intuitive Listening Through Music

    Daniel Broniatowski
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    My dear readers, In my last article, Why We Need Classical Music, I outlined my belief that more than ever, the world needs Classical Music today because of this genre’s unique ability to act as a conduit for peace. Because this topic needed to be explained from a general perspective, I feel that I did […] Related Posts: Why We Need Classical Music The Story Within Music From The Inside-Out Our Music School Does Music Make You Smarter? (The Mozart Effect) The post Intuitive Listening Through Music appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
  • Why We Need Classical Music

    Daniel Broniatowski
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Greetings dear readers, For those of you who do not yet know me, my name is Daniel Broniatowski, D.M.A. I am a classical violinist, music school director, wedding and event classical music contractor, and a classical music advocate. Our music school and wedding music agency are located in Boston and we serve New England. I […] Related Posts: Intuitive Listening Through Music Music From The Inside-Out Music’s Impact on Us Why Traditional Music Lessons Matter The Story Within The post Why We Need Classical Music appeared first on Maestro Musicians.
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    I.A. Entertainment

  • Just 20 seconds of our time…

    Jojo
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Que Pasa? Plan to really start updating this site by next week. We’ve been so busy working on our personal stuff we just haven’t had time but plan to start uploading the music, etc. soon. The direction we’re going in with this site is more of a music blog while selling the music and con kits, etc. I’ll update this post tomorrow. Blog with you later
  • Freak of the Week 1

    I.A. Entertainment
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you need solid rock performances that will inspire, create and drive your creations to the next level then you need I.A. Entertainments Freak of the Week 1. Thick electric guitars, driving bass, and grooving drums serve as the backbone to this 5 kit collection that captures the vibe and the drive of today’s most influential alt rock music world wide. Each kit contains a full mix, alternate variations of each instrument, fills and leads. Will be available on our site soon. As of now you can buy it here Click here to get more info on this Con Kit Click here to buy it I.A.
  • Free Cover Track

    Jojo
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Originally did this track quite some time ago because I wanted to do this cover for the ex but shes a trip so I said forget it. Was one of my favorite songs back in the days. Very talented group from Los Angeles A.K.A. The Flys- Got You. Free to use, dissect or whatever. It includes everything but the vocals. Moderndayfreak Be With YouModerndayfreakBe With You Click Here for Temporary Download! (311 mb) Kit includes: Wav Aiff Rex2 Enjoy!
  • Mogols New Single: Everybody

    Wengy
    28 May 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Mogol just released his new single along with a new site and video.
 
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    Hitbanger - Nigerian Music

  • VIDEO: DJ Jimmy Jatt 25th Anniversary | The Red Carpet Interviews

    identical
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    “Red carpet special! Watch Tiwa Savage, Basket Mouth, Munachi Abi, Julius Agwu, Vector and others rock it out at DJ Jimmy Jatt‘s 25th anniversary. It was a gathering of A-list stars and industry shapers who came out to show love and support when pioneer Dj Jimmy Jatt celebrated his Silver anniversary at Intercontinental hotel, Lagos. The event which kicked off with a Red carpet interview hosted by the duo of Toyin and Onos of Ndani TV saw celebrities bring their A-game to the Red carpet of taking selfies and doing some freestyle for Jimmy Jatt. “I feel great, I feel loved and I feel…
  • Hans Mills – As I Drink

    identical
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
    Hans Mills the “Boma” crooner stages a comeback tune with “As I Drink”, he continues consistently in his part to success and hustle for fame. AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Hans Mills – As I Drink appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • Acoustic Performance VIDEO: HarrySong – Taiye Kehinde + Kolombo

    identical
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    “Music runs in the veins of Harrysong. Regarded as Nigeria’s most successful songwriter. Harrysong has been scoring critically acclaimed singles back to back since his debut with ‘I am in Love’, with his most recent being ‘#Kolombo’. The singer recently released the visual for the infectious single ‘#Kolombo.’ The visual which is already making its way into charts across Nigeria and top choice playlist on Soundcity TV, MTV Base, Channel O, Trace and a handful of other terrestrial TV channels. With media monitoring unit, Massive Airplay rating it as the…
  • Sexy Steel – Elenu

    identical
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    “The smash hit single Bebedi Alhaja took you by surprise back to the 70′s featuring Vector and you loved the feel and video. Sexy Steel being a sensational artiste, artist, actor, designer, model with the different blend and mix in his songs and unique lyrics is back for more. Sexy Steel is bringing in a new era of music with his new track ELENU produced by Young JoNN. Enjoy!” AUDIO DOWNLOAD The post Sexy Steel – Elenu appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
  • VIDEO: Jaywon – From Anambra (Nkwa)

    identical
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Next World Music, Jaywon has just released the video to his new single titled ‘From Anambra (Nkwa)’. The song showcases Jaywon versatility once more , On this Mid-tempo track, we see Jaywon’s distinctive sound on display alongside the catchy and very danceable beat. “From Anambra (Nkwa)” video is a fun, vibrant and captivating visual. v VIDEO DOWNLOAD The post VIDEO: Jaywon – From Anambra (Nkwa) appeared first on Hitbanger - Nigerian Music.
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    GOT A UKULELE - Uke blog for the beginner

  • Ukulele Hangers - REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Sometimes things come along which are just so simply brilliant that it is a joy for me to write about them. Such is the case with Ukulele Hangers.Hanging ukuleles (or, indeed, other instruments) is something a lot of people like to do. It keeps them off the floor, off stands that can be knocked over, and it also makes a music room look just great in my opinion. There are a range of yoke type hangers on the market, but I have never really been a fan. Most of them require some pretty heavy duty screwing or bolting to the wall for security and that is a hassle I don't really need. I would also…
  • Ka1a1aika - Amelie Ukulele duet - Comptine d'Un Autre Été

    Barry Maz
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I dont blog YouTube ukulele videos anywhere near as much as I used to. Simple reason is that YouTube is awash with bedroom recordings of Jason Mraz and others, and its quite hard to find something really nice in between it all.Then I fell across this video of a duo under the name of Ka1a1aika covering this Yann Tiersen piece from the soundtrack of the film Amelie (also one of my favourite films which helps).I think it is really rather lovely. Uke spotters, that is a Kanilea K1T and a Kala solid Acacia tenor)Enjoycopyright www.gotaukulele.com
  • EEK For Eurovision - Bingy Bingy Bangy Bong.

    Barry Maz
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I can't resist getting behind this song.  A little while ago the excellent Omega Music launched an online competition called the Ukuvision Song Contest 2014, in which people submitted videos of original songs which then went to public vote to win a Kala Uke.Matt from Omega got in touch today to tell me that Martyn 'Eek' Cooper who wrote this one is going to submit it for the actual Eurovision Song Contest 2015. And you know, he is just about crazy and loveable enough to pull it off.Martyn, better known as his clowning alter ego 'Eek' is a well known face on ukulele circuits over here in…
  • Workshops With A Difference at The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

    Barry Maz
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    One thing that you will always find at a ukulele festival are players workshops. Its something of a peculiarity that goes with the instrument I guess, but they are always hugely popular with those attending. The most common sort of workshops are the 'learn how to play' type, where you can often learn along with some of the headline acts from the show. This year though, the team at the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival have decided to offer some extra workshops with a difference which certainly look exciting!In fact, GNUF this year are promising that EVERY playing workshop is brand new -…
  • Kamoa E3E Bass Ukulele REVIEW

    Barry Maz
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    You know, it surprises me that out of all the instruments I have reviewed on this site, I haven't yet looked at a ukulele bass. I suppose there are not that many about if the truth be told, but they are becoming increasingly popular. I was therefore delighted to have this Kamoa E3E Bass ukulele sent to me on loan by the good folks at Southern Ukulele Store.Confession first though. I am not a fan of ukulele basses. When I started on uke, there really was no such thing and then Kala came through with their U Bass models, the ones with the rubbery strings. I don't want to be controversial but I…
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  • Roseville woman killed taking bike out of SUV

    Randy Miramontez
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    File Photo ROSEVILLE, CA – A woman was attempting to remove her bicycle from the rear of an SUV when the vehicle started rolling backwards. According to police, 54-year-old Bernadette Ann Richardson, parked her Ford Explorer on Rosemary Court in the Highland Reserve neighborhood last Friday. She left the engine running and got out of the vehicle to remove her bike from the rear compartment of the SUV. For unknown reasons the vehicle started to roll backwards pinning Richardson underneath the vehicle. Richardson was rushed to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she died on Wednesday.
  • Do you know this man?

    Randy Miramontez
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Suspect as seen in surveillance video Click for video ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed responsible for stealing items out of at least five vehicles Thursday morning. According to the Roseville Police Department, the suspect broke into a number of vehicles in the Cirby Ranch neighborhood on this morning and he was observed on surveillance video (click the photo to the right). The suspect was driving a white Chevy Astro or similar-looking van, and may be working with an accomplice. If you know this person, or his…
  • Joan Rivers hospitalized in critical condition

    Randy Miramontez
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    NEW YORK, NY – Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during throat surgery. According to officials, the comedienne was having throat surgery and suddenly stopped breathing. She was transported in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Rivers, who has been very open about her health issues and allowed cameras to film last year when doctors discovered a spot on her throat that was causing a persistent cough. During the episode Rivers explained, “We’re just not going to be sad about this. We’re gonna do…
  • Explosion rocks downtown Sacramento

    Randy Miramontez
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Area of explosionGoogle Maps SACRAMENTO, CA – A propane tank exploded this morning at a recycling center sending shock waves throughout downtown. According Sacramento Fire Spokesman Robert Padilla, an old Regional Transit bus was being broken down and recycled at approximately 10 a.m. at the Sims Metal Management facility on N 12th Street, when the propane tank attached to the bus exploded. The area west of 12th and North B streets were evacuated and parts of North B Street were closed down. There was no threat to people or nearby structures. However, fire crews are monitoring the situation…
  • State of emergency declared after Napa quake

    Randy Miramontez
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Buckled road in NapaTwitter: Jeff Ranieri SACRAMENTO, CA – Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency after a major earthquake struck Northern California Sunday morning. The 6.1 magnitude quake ignited fires, damaged buildings, knocked out power for thousands, and sent scores of people to local hospitals. It was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. Read: 6.0 quake strikes Northern California At least three people, two adults and one child, are listed in critical condition at Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa, this according to city officials. Queen of the Valley…
 
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    DJ Intheorious' Mixes

  • 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…
  • #EssexFest 2014 Mix by Walshy & Intheorious

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

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

  • Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Voted Best Guitar Riff by UK Radio Listeners

    AlexandreG.
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was the one that stands out in a set of one hundred songs submitted, handpicked by official jury of ‘Radio 2′ :  DJs, music producers and critics, which included also, and among many others, songs from Guns N ‘Roses, AC/DC, The Kinks and Pink Floyd. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said he [&hellipNo visits yet
  • The 10 Best David Bowie Albums

    AlexandreG.
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
        10 – ‘The Next Day‘ – (2013, Columbia, Bowie & Visconti) 27th (!!!) studio album by David Bowie, and the first to feature new material in ten years. Following the unexpected release of the single ‘Where Are We Now?’ on Bowie’s 66th birthday, the album features 14 brand new tracks. The cover art [&hellip(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)
  • Robin Williams, Dead by Apparent Suicide at the Age of 63

    AlexandreG.
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    We’re picked up unawares by the news of the death of Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams, yesterday (Monday,Aug. 11). Williams was found unresponsive in his home in an apparent suicide. The actor was 63 years old. The world has reacted with obvious regrets, but also with gratitude for the legacy he leaves behind. Some music [&hellip(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)
  • Jack White 2014 Tour and Concert Setlist

    AlexandreG.
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    The busiest rock singer alive is on tour in the presentation of his second album ‘Lazaretto’. Meanwhile it’s known that ‘Lazaretto’ has sold 62,000 vinyl units to become the top vinyl LP of 2014, and the best selling since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy in 1994.   Jack White 2014 Tour Dates In Support Of ‘Lazaretto’ 06/10: Los [&hellip(Visited 90 times, 6 visits today)
  • The Best Jimi Hendrix Wallpapers

    AlexandreG.
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Jimi Hendrix was one of the biggest cultural figures of the century: guitarist, singer, and songwriter, he blow everybody in the 1960s with his outrageous electric guitar playing skills and his experimental sound. Hendrix’s innovative fuzz style, feedback and controlled distortion of his guitar, in 1967 was like an atomic bomb. He created a new [&hellip(Visited 433 times, 2 visits today)
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  • Dame Dash Talks Jim Jones Calling Him A “Culture Vulture” (Video)

    Brandon Wyche
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Earlier this week, Jim Jones went to instagram to call his long time Harlem friend, Dame Dash, a culture vulture. Seems familiar? Well earlier this summer, Dame Dash called Joie Manda, Lyor Cohen & a few others a “culture vulture” and that resulted in Dame going back & forth with Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex. It was shocking to Jim call Dame a culture vulture, but Dame responded like a true man that got plenty of respect from our Instagram followers when we posted his response here. Nothing negative here, Dame expressed his respect & love for Jim with the following…
  • Young Thug – You The World (Prod. By C4)

    Niyah Nel
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
      Young Thug & producer C4 have been in the studio working on their next collaborative project titled Nerds. Nerds will feature some of their previous work as well as new records likeYou The World. Check out You The World below.  
  • Action Bronson – Easy Rider (Behind The Scenes) (Video)

    Niyah Nel
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
      Noisy takes us on set for Action Bronson’s “Easy Rider” music video. The song itself paints a picture of the series of fantasies Bronson has on a daily, as he tells it. In a short clip, we go behind the curtains to see all of the action scenes and trippy fantaises come together as a dope visual.  Check it out below.  
  • SIR E.U – Nike Boy (Video) (Dir. By Unkle Luc)

    @quinelleholder
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Watch below as Miami based director Unkle Luc masters the manipulation of negativity in the official visual for Bombay Knox recording artist SIR E.U‘s ‘Nike Boy’. M A D A G A S C A R is on the way!
  • HHS1987 Presents: Body The Beat with Garci (Beat Produced by All Star) (Video)

    Brandon Wyche
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    In this day and age beef, social media exploits, tabloid gossip and gimmicky images have, in many ways, dimmed the spotlight on what truly makes rap music the world-spanning, culture-defining art form that it is: banging beats and dope rhymes. With our new series, Body The Beat, HHS1987 has taken it back to the essence by having a number of today’s hottest emcees kick rhymes over beats provided by some of the most highly-touted producers in the game. For our fifth episode installment, Garci drop rhymes over the production of world famous producer All Star. Rapper: Garci Producer: All…
 
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    The Record Stache

  • The Sweet Five #97/#98

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Curated by Stephen If you’re sitting at your desk, at home – wherever and you need a pick me up – The Sweet Five is your hit. Whether you’re into the hippest of hops, or the indie-ist of rocks – The Sweet Five has music that will make your Grandma feel good about herself. The Sweetest Five tracks of the week are below! The Killers – Fancy (Iggy Azalea cover) Never in my lifetime, I would imagine The Killers to cover this song. I have seen The Killers live, they were awesome – but it would be awesome to hear this. A snippet of the action below. Ben…
  • Premiere: Work Drugs – Runaways

    Matt
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    I’m excited to premiere Work Drugs’ new single, Runaways. It’s a warm, laid back track that comes accompanied by an all too perfect video. Not only do the visuals perfectly fit the theme of Runaways, but they feature a montage of clips from the greatest product endorsement film of all time – The Wizard. You know, the one where Fred Savage and crew hitch-hike their way to a Nintendo tourney at Universal Studios. Pretty appropriate choice considering that Work Drugs themselves will also be traveling to “Califorrrnia… (whispered ever so softly)” this…
  • Elsie – Take Your Time In Love

    Matt
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Take Your Time In Love pulls influences from ’80s pop ballads and tells a narrative? I wish I would have heard this song when it first came out last week. Elsie weaves a tale of caution told through ultimate regret, that doesn’t come off sounding nearly as depressing as it could, given the subject matter. It must be those deep synths and bold studio polish that gives the song a slightly uplifting feeling. The lyrics are quite the opposite, though. Elsie put together a pretty emotional track with Take Your Time In Love. It fits nicely alongside the rest of her electro bass pop…
  • BAILE – Don’t Worry / Manic

    Matt
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    After a string of top notch remixes covering artists like Bronze Whale, Daughter, and Zhu, BAILE gives us what we’ve been desperately waiting for. Some original tracks! BAILE came through today with not one, but two brand new songs that are entirely his own. Plus, news of a debut EP came attached with the tracks. Don’t Worry is my favorite of the two new singles. It has this excellent atmosphere that haunts you throughout the song. BAILE infused this one with some laid back, downtempo vibes with a hint of some deep house. The samples layered throughout keep the track interesting…
  • New Navy – Rosaline

    Matt
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    The internet was loving New Navy’s previous single, Heaven. It’s definitely a great song, but it’s just a little slow compared to what I’m used to hearing from the band. I mean, these are the same guys who made tropical pop jams like Zimbabwe and Regular Town. Those songs, along with everything else in their catalog, are amazing! New Navy’s new song Rosaline brings the liveliness of their older tracks, but keeps the sweet polish that we heard in Heaven. It’s as if the band channeled Hats era Blue Nile and crafted a new, emotional version of the signature…
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  • Best of Amazing Tunes No. 11 Yurs – ‘Race’

    rightchord
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:23 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. YURS are an indie pop duo from London made up of Nick and Henry who have been playing gigs for a year or so.  This track has been featured on Amazing Radio and we thought that it was worth an extra plug.
  • Episode 96. Lost On Radio

    rightchord
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Lost On Radio is a weekly showcase of incredible new, undiscovered, and under appreciated music from around the world. The show is curated and presented by Mark Knight, the founder of Right Chord Music. Lost On Radio aims to showcase incredible artists that have been overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes. Since it started, Lost On Radio has attracted listeners from over 80 different countries. Listen back to all previous episodes by clicking the menu button on the player below, or subscribe and listen via iTunes to access visual chapters. Lost On Radio is now broadcast…
  • First Signs Of Love No 119. Adam Wedd

    rightchord
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Adam Wedd is a singer-songwriter from the outskirts of Kingston Upon Thames, South London. He has shared stages and music videos with artists including Ed Sheeran, Luke Sital Singh and Thomas J Speight. He’s no rookie in the music business and has been making music for 10 years in and out of various different bands. 2013 saw Adam’s music picked up by BBC6’s Tom Robinson as part of his New Music Mixtape, along with live sessions on Phoenix FM, Cardiff FM, Premier Radio, Coventry FM and BBC Kent & Dorset. While ‘Sons & Daughters’ from his début ‘People, Places &…
  • Artist Of The Week. Terry Emm

    rightchord
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Having just released his third album, Bedfordshire based singer-songwriter Terry Emm is very modest about his success. Exclaiming that without luck, and the help of mentor Michael Clarke, the album may never have happened. After the release of his second record, Emm overcame a rather dark period in his life. Using the past as inspiration, he established a new sound based on the experiences, and the music, of his youth. Released this month, ‘Starlight’ showcases flippant jazz instrumentals and lo-fi folk, yet it remains mature and crafted, almost as if it was carefully designed to sound…
  • Antix – Breathless

    rightchord
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Slick flow, dark strings and dirty dubstep infused beats combine to create something truly wonderful. Turn it up loud. This is Antix and this deserves to be massive. London hip-hop has a new hero.
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    Hamptons DJ

  • Gray Suprise Wedding Southampton 8/23/14

    Paul
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    This wedding was a great idea.   When Jen approached me with the concept I was excited to be apart of it.  They invited about 50 of their closest friends to what they thought was an engagement party.  Little did they know a priest would be arriving 45 minutes in and they were getting married. […] The post Gray Suprise Wedding Southampton 8/23/14 appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Kevin’s 50th Birthday Party Manorville 8/16/14

    Paul
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Been a while since I did something in Manorville so I was excited to put in a winning bid on this one. Yes, Thumbtack. The hosts Milli & Kevin were very nice people. I knew i had a very down to earth crowd so I played some classic Rock, motown, and then I went current. […] The post Kevin’s 50th Birthday Party Manorville 8/16/14 appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Heather Benn 40th birthday party boat Real Escape

    Paul
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Boat Birthday Party in Sag Harbor 8/9/14   I received a call about a week and half ago to play at a 40th birthday party on a boat.  I was really excited about the opportunity.  A week of thoughts raised a couple of concerns that I wasn’t able to answer.  They told me they had […] The post Heather Benn 40th birthday party boat Real Escape appeared first on Hamptons DJ.
  • Southampton Commons 2014 Annual Holiday Party

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

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

    surf
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Country Music History Country music evolved from traditional folk music. It is more than music, it is an attitude, a feel, a look, and it is an American art form, same as jazz or rock and roll. Country music represents tradition through musical pieces brought to America by english and african migrants. It became commercial in the roaring twenties of the last century when Okeh Records released a recording of fiddler John Carson called Little Log Cabin in the Lane. The company then began to search talent for the emerging hillbilly market, which was created in part by the widespread radio…
  • In Memoriam Charlie Haden

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

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

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

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

  • They Cannot Slow Down

    Edward Reid
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Lady AntebellumI am always amazed when people feel they know all about my musical background. If we never sat down and discussed specific aspects about my education and career achievements, it is safe to assume you really have no clue. When I started learning music in high school, diversity was not a musical goal. To be honest, I did not know what I was going to do within the music industry. The view of my path did not become clear until my latter semesters of college. Once I started to take on various musical projects, I developed relationships with artists and industry execs across genre…
  • Might Be A Good Idea

    Edward Reid
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Sam SmithPlease pardon the cliché, but this past month I have experienced many “ups and downs“.  The “ups” involve this blog as I took advantage of two opportunities to work on my music historian skills with posts about Johnny Winter and James Brown respectively. The “downs” have been dealing with the deaths of two friends who really supported my music blogging endeavors. Therefore I approach this week somewhat energized after two well received posts, but also needing to push forward without the encouragement of surrounding friends. I am going to keep writing because I am…
  • A Fitting Tribute to the Godfather

    Edward Reid
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    James BrownThis has been a good week for me. Everything has lead up to last weekend’s release of the James Brown biopic Get on up. I have been looking forward to this movie for several months now, and here I was preparing to finally see this major film event. I easily have that opinion because I rarely go to the movies to view anything on the big screen these days. Yet, here I was preparing to pay money to sit and watch a new release with an audience of strangers. As I drove toward the multiplex of theaters, I started to think back to the time of James Brown’s death. A friend of mine…
  • Johnny Was Good!

    Edward Reid
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Johnny WinterDo you remember Chuck Berry’s hit song Johnny B. Goode? I’m sure most of you reading this post have heard it before as it is considered one of the most popular songs of all time. The third verse of that song really sums up the life and career of this week’s featured artist Johnny Winter.His mother told him "Someday you will be a man,And you will be the leader of a big old band.Many people coming from miles aroundTo hear you play your music when the sun go downMaybe someday your name will be in lightsSaying Johnny B. Goode tonight."Go goGo Johnny goGo go go Johnny goGo go go…
  • On Common Ground

    Edward Reid
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Linkin ParkAs I approach the 200th post of Weekly Music Commentary I have had the privilege of featuring some of the best bands of our day. I must say there is something special about a band. The term band can refer to a variety of musical units but this week I am referring to those units that consist of both instrumental and vocal performers. Many folks start out in high school joining with friends to have fun playing and dreaming of that day when they become stars. I never joined that kind of band back in my high school days. Of course, being a horn player made me more of a luxury than a…
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    Bobby Owsinski's Big Picture Music Production Blog

  • The Potato Chip Bag Microphone

    Bobby Owsinski
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    This one is downright scary when you think about it. We've all heard about the CIA being able to listen to conversations from a block away by measuring the minute vibrations on a pane of window glass with a laser. The following research, which is a joint effort between MIT, Microsoft and Adobe, takes this concept a step or two further by capturing sounds from a plant in the room, or my favorite, a bag of chips.It's called the Visual Microphone, and is built around the passive recovery of sound from video of an object.Although for best results a high speed camera with a frequency higher…
  • Why Your Show Is More Than A Collection Of Songs

    Bobby Owsinski
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Many artists at varying levels of success put little thought into their stage show, and it shows. It's a rare performer that can captivate an audience by his or her performance alone, and most audiences, even on a club level, expect to be entertained on multiple levels these days.In the following excerpt from my How To Make Your Band Sound Great book, I point out the differences between an amateur show, one that's tight and professional, and a big production show that you'll see from a typical arena act. Which one do you fall into?"So what is a Show exactly.  It’s much more than just a…
  • There's A New USB Spec In Town

    Bobby Owsinski
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    USB Type C on the leftWe're all getting weaned off of Firewire for Thunderbolt and USB 2 for USB 3, but now comes yet another data transfer format that promises to up the ante for moving our data around. It's the new USB Type-C.USB Type-C (sometimes referred to as USB 3.1) has a new cable and connector scheme and it's twice as fast as the current USB 3.0 at 10Gps, which is fast enough to be used for video transmission. The spec is also robust enough that it will even be able to be used for DC power transmission, which could open up all sorts of applications, and maybe help get rid of…
  • New Music Gear Monday: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Synth

    Bobby Owsinski
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    When the Minimoog and Arp Odyssey first came on the market as the first mass-manufactured portable synthesizers way back in the 70's, they were pretty limited in the number of voices available. As a result, polyphonic synths couldn't get here fast enough as we all wanted the ability to play chords with our favorite non-traditional sounds.Today there's a trend back to monophonic synths and the new Pro 2 by Dave Smith Instruments is really one of the kind. It contains 4 oscillators, two classic analog filters, a 32 step sequencer, a load of control voltage inputs, and what the company is…
  • Warner Bros Supervising Sound Editor Jason Brennan On The Latest Inner Circle Podcast

    Bobby Owsinski
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    On the latest Inner Circle Podcast, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Jason Brennan joins me to discuss the latest television audio happenings on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank. Jason is a one-man gang as he handles just about everything that has to do with audio on a TV show.We'll also take a look at some of the new YouTube features that artists, bands and musicians might find useful, as well as the battle of the old RCA Studio B in Nashville now being rented by Ben Folds.You can listen by going to bobbyoinnercircle.com, iTunes or Stitcher.Help support this blog. Any…
 
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  • Bluffing- Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom (Free Album)

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Bluffing, for some odd reason, went under my radar until a few months ago when I finally heard their sugar rush debut, Sugar Coated Pills of Wisdom. Clocking in at under 18 minutes, Bluffing don't waste any time in not wasting any of your time while at the same time making you feel that your time was well spent with their super-charged bursts of sweet, sour, silly, simple, slinky fuzz-pop with a punk slant. Drummer/vocalist JBoxer brings in familiar sounds from past bands Le Rug and Butter the Children but, with the help of Olivia Drusin on guitar and vocals, cuts, edits, and mangles…
  • Tomorrows Tulips- Stay Glued To You

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Tomorrows Tulips' Stay Glued To You is a dusty, hypnotic trek led by Ford Archbold's droney whispers and buzzed bass. The song is from their upcoming full-length, WHEN, set to release on October 7th via Burger Records. Check out the video for Baby, a more energetic garage pop number, and Stay Glued To You below.
  • Zeahorse- Career

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Noisy Aussie foursome Zeahorse impressed us with their first single "Pool," but their latest has us face down on the floor. With it's drunken bass plucks, sinuous guitars, and face-fucking drums that continually build and bash together, "Career" is HUGE.  Along with "Pool," this song is off their forthcoming EP set to release September 2nd on HUB / Dine Alone Records.
  • Germ House- A Matter of Call

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Justin Hubbard and Tara McManus came up together in different groups in the Boston scene but recently relocated west to Las Cruces, New Mexico to raise their family. Inspired by their new arid surroundings, the husband and wife duo began making sun-baked lo-fi tunes as Germ House, a stifling mixture of dusty pop melodies rolling ragged over gravely garage rock and punk rhythms. Recorded mostly in their home studio, Germ House's debut album, Showing Symptoms, is lo-fi, DIY rock done right. It's murky but uncomplicated, melodic yet mercurial, much like the mood of the Chihuahuan…
  • Mumblr- Roach

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is the second single from Mumblr's forthcoming debut full-length album, Full of Snakes."Roach" is about lead singer Nick Morrison’s fear of passing on his worst traits to his future children. His anxiety is reflected in the slow building rhythms provided by bassist Sean Reilly and drummer Scott Stitzer which eventually build into a quick pulse and then expel into stream of fuzzy, agitated guitars while Morrison croons the chorus: “Our spirits don’t fit in the ground, they just get carried around/ Until I pass my sins down.”Pre-Order
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  • 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!
  • The Seconds...

    Chase Spruiell
    31 Oct 2013 | 2:16 am
    Here's something I just wrote on the way to Florida.The Seconds...How many days can I go unchained Unspoken for With lights ahead and night behind How many hours can I fake In toxic motion With substance favor and substance blinds How far will this car go Tank unattended In a race on the road...Is there a bottom to the pit Is there a sky to the world How much darkness can I put behind me Before the light bends and the day breaks  I'm hidden in timeAs wheels tarnish the ground The moment is sated andThe seconds are…
 
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    Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • 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
  • Episode 56 - Chris Difford

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

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

  • NEW: Man Made – ‘TV Broke My Brain’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    ‘TV Broke My Brain’ is the nifty debut-track from Mancunian based three-piece Man Made. The young trio have set the barrier with this debut. Catchy and repetitive (in a good way) ‘TV Broke My Brain’ oozes a sense of coolness. 90’s nirvana-esc vibes flow out of its chorus with high-intensity drum-rolls and slackly lined vocals, the track sounds primed for the radio. The band themselves shouldn’t by shy of exposure in the coming months, in-part due to some famous routes (they are led by Nile Marr, son of Smiths legend Johnny) but taking that link aside and judging them on the…
  • DZ Deathrays announce UK & European headline tour

    Inthejunkardmusic
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
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  • In Photos: Dumb @ Old Blue Last / 26.08.14

    Inthejunkardmusic
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
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  • NEW: VÉRITÉ – ‘Weekend’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    NYC based solo-artist VÉRITÉ treads a (very) fine-line between inspiration and imitation on her brand new track; ‘Weekend’. Sounding eerily reminiscent to a certain Miss Lana Dal Ray (particularly around the verses) ‘Weekend’ is only going to push VÉRITÉ’s blossoming career forward on from her well received debut ‘Strange Enough’ which was full of radiant pop-melodies. Looking to the long-term though… Is she a star in the making or just a glorified Del Ray wannabe??? By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Reporters – ‘Hold The Controls’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    One listen to ‘Hold The Controls’ by 17 year old Milton Keynes duo Reporters, is all it took to realise they’re a band worth getting excited about. Taken from their forthcoming debut ‘Seen Leaving’ EP; ‘Hold The Controls’ explodes into life with a thrash of distortion, melodic undertones and enough teenage-angst to take the indie world by the scruff-of-its-neck. Take a listen to ‘Hold The Controls’ below: Reporters play London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 8th September. Go check them out. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    TETO World Music Magazine

  • World Of Music Art and Dance Festival 2014

    Této Parvanov
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    WOMAD Festival is a monumental discovery for any lover of music, dance, food and its cultural background. WOMAD 2014 at Charlton Park exceeded all expectations and provided its goers with a music line-up that stretched the World, from the New Zealander Dub band Fat Freddy’s Drop to the Bulgarian and Serbian sensation that is Goran Bregovic and his Weddings and Funerals Orchestra. WOMAD 2014 was the first time that the festival has sold out since moving from Reading. This meant that 40,000 people danced and smiled their way through four days of 184 performances, done by 106 artists and…
  • Folkarria Eco Festi-Bal 2014 | Spain

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

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

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

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

  • Afterthem / Hidden Cameras

    afterthem
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Greetings from Afterthem We would like to submit music for your review We also hereby authorize you to download it … play The post Afterthem / Hidden Cameras appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Feel the Softness

    waterox
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    RelatedThree Words Sir. O’s skills both as a singer and a songwriter are highlighted in this track, with […]I’m gonna start off The post Feel the Softness appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Azwel- Out on a Limb, First single on 'From Now On'

    azwel
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hello, I am submitting music that was just released. Below is the release info and links to the music: Artist: Azwel Album: The post Azwel- Out on a Limb, First single on 'From Now On' appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
  • Flosho - Stay Up Campaign

    ashomer
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    This September 2014, Montreal based indie conscious-Hip-Hop/motivational-speaking duo, Flosho, will set out on a mission to combat teen depression and teen bullying The post Flosho - Stay Up Campaign appeared first on Weekly Podcast | Weekly Podcast - We love indie music.
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    Inthejunkyardmusic

  • NEW: Man Made – ‘TV Broke My Brain’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    ‘TV Broke My Brain’ is the nifty debut-track from Mancunian based three-piece Man Made. The young trio have set the barrier with this debut. Catchy and repetitive (in a good way) ‘TV Broke My Brain’ oozes a sense of coolness. 90’s nirvana-esc vibes flow out of its chorus with high-intensity drum-rolls and slackly lined vocals, the track sounds primed for the radio. The band themselves shouldn’t by shy of exposure in the coming months, in-part due to some famous routes (they are led by Nile Marr, son of Smiths legend Johnny) but taking that link aside and judging them on the…
  • DZ Deathrays announce UK & European headline tour

    Inthejunkardmusic
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
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  • In Photos: Dumb @ Old Blue Last / 26.08.14

    Inthejunkardmusic
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:27 pm
      By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: VÉRITÉ – ‘Weekend’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    NYC based solo-artist VÉRITÉ treads a (very) fine-line between inspiration and imitation on her brand new track; ‘Weekend’. Sounding eerily reminiscent to a certain Miss Lana Dal Ray (particularly around the verses) ‘Weekend’ is only going to push VÉRITÉ’s blossoming career forward on from her well received debut ‘Strange Enough’ which was full of radiant pop-melodies. Looking to the long-term though… Is she a star in the making or just a glorified Del Ray wannabe??? By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
  • NEW: Reporters – ‘Hold The Controls’

    Inthejunkardmusic
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    One listen to ‘Hold The Controls’ by 17 year old Milton Keynes duo Reporters, is all it took to realise they’re a band worth getting excited about. Taken from their forthcoming debut ‘Seen Leaving’ EP; ‘Hold The Controls’ explodes into life with a thrash of distortion, melodic undertones and enough teenage-angst to take the indie world by the scruff-of-its-neck. Take a listen to ‘Hold The Controls’ below: Reporters play London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 8th September. Go check them out. By Michael Jamison TwitterGoogle+PinterestVK
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    Rock.It Boy Entertainment

  • MAX & RUBY IN SURREY

    Rob
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
  • JAY & THE AMERICANS

    Rob
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
  • MAX & RUBY IN CHILLIWACK

    Rob
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
  • MAX & RUBY IN MISSION

    Rob
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
  • SONGS of PROTEST: Important pieces of our history

    Siren D
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
      Siren D   From the first time you heard your favourite band play live to that new song that keeps playing over and over in your head, music can evoke old memories or stir up new emotions.  Mankind has used song to spread ideas and messages to others since it’s beginning.  Sometimes the message is clear, other times we might really have to delve into our imaginations in order to understand what the artist is telling us. Our favourite songs are special to us because we can interpret the meaning to identify and reflect our own lives, past or present.  Then there are…
 
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    Lauren K. Jones: Electric Cello

  • New Don't Panic Song

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Yesterday, we released a new song called "Unstoppable." We've been working on perfecting this one for a couple of months.
  • Don't Panic's First Show!

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    After working for several months on new songs adding our new bass player, Brent, to the mix, we are finally ready to anounce our first show!
  • Fundraiser This Saturday

    6 Nov 2013 | 2:30 pm
    This weekend, Nick Medlock (of Call Me Old Fashioned) and I will be joining Ryan Tree at a fundraiser for an organization called Find Me.
  • New Ryan Tree Song

    3 Oct 2013 | 3:30 pm
    About a month ago I wrote and recorded a cello part for Ryan Tree's new song, "Making Friends With Failure."
  • Bethany Heights at Tim Finnegans

    3 Oct 2013 | 3:00 pm
    Tomorrow night, Bethany Heights is playing two sets at Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub.
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    grooveonfire.com

  • 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.
  • Lee Fields and the Expressions Live In The KEXP Studio

    Flash
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    I am loving the new Lee Fields and The Expressions album Emma Jean, which is a must-listen for any fans of funky vintage soul music. Fields is in top form and, as usual, The Expressions are a crack backing band that hits every high and low with prime efficiency. The group recently performed live at the KEXP studios, playing three tracks from the new record and ending with “Faithful Man,” the title track of their outstanding album from 2012. Excellent. Songs: Just Can’t Win Don’t Leave Me This Way Talk To Somebody Faithful Man
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    Style of Sound

  • Kamp! | Baltimore EP on CASCINE

    John Noi
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Kamp! continues to grow their global fan base on the strength of their stylish synth pop, which fluidly melds modern versions of 80′s new-wave with international disco. Their warm, layered ... Read More The post Kamp! | Baltimore EP on CASCINE appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Trinity @ As Usual, Berlin | DJ set

    John Noi
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    A nice DJ set from Trinity at As Usual at Crack Bellmer last Thursday night, a weekly party in a nice bar in Berlin. Trinity says, “It gave me a great ... Read More The post Trinity @ As Usual, Berlin | DJ set appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Kitsuné Trip Mode – MiniMix By Jerry Bouthier

    John Noi
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The groundbreaking Parisian label renowned for fusing music and fashion under one stylish roof welcomes back Jerry Bouthier for ‘Kitsuné Trip Mode’, a dj mix inspired by the escapists’ moods ... Read More The post Kitsuné Trip Mode – MiniMix By Jerry Bouthier appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Manual Movement August 2014: Julio Largente Mix

    John Noi
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hot on the heels of his fantastic ‘Haiku’ release on the MNL label, Argentinian Julio Largente created an exclusive guest mix for Manual Movement’s monthly show. Tracklisting: Peter ... Read More The post Manual Movement August 2014: Julio Largente Mix appeared first on Style of Sound.
  • Constellation Fall 2014 Three-Song Sampler

    John Noi
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    A rather nice sampler of songs from Constellation Records containing a slate of their new releases for Fall 2014. For a rundown of all these releases, plus deals for direct ... Read More The post Constellation Fall 2014 Three-Song Sampler appeared first on Style of Sound.
 
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    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
    We’ve been doing the “finding foster dogs their forever homes” thing for years. The theory – which usually pans out – is that you take a dog who’s in need of an owner and find him or her a new… 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.
  • Behind the Video: “Now It’s a Taqueria”

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

    admin
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Click here to listen to the interview with Bev Barnett (time = 47:30) So you’re an artist. You have something to say. You need people to know about it. You promote yourself online. How do you choose between the obvious: FaceBook,… Read more → The post Songs and Stories #136: Bev Barnett’s Social Media Balancing Act appeared first on Singer/Songwriter Michael Gaither.
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    Snapshots and Needle Drops

  • 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…
  • Sing With Me Whale

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

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

  • 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.
  • 5 Minutes to Ukulele Mastery?

    Danno Sullivan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    5 ways to get better on your uke in just 5 minutes a day! The post 5 Minutes to Ukulele Mastery? appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • 23. “Baby Your Mother” ukulele song

    Danno Sullivan
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    You have my personal guarantee that this song will make either you or your mother weep. For completely different reasons. The post 23. “Baby Your Mother” ukulele song appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
  • The best way to get better on uke–guaranteed

    Danno Sullivan
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    The best way to get better at playing songs your ukulele is--by playing songs on your ukulele! Here's a quick tip to help you get better fast. The post The best way to get better on uke–guaranteed appeared first on Uke Song of the Month.
 
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    Music Imperium

  • Rihanna - Playlist

    umut bozkurt
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    This is a playlist of RihannaAll those songs are also posted per song on Music Imperium
  • Rihanna - Umbrella (Orange Version) ft. JAY-Z

    umut bozkurt
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Music video by Rihanna performing Umbrella. (C) 2007 The Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Rihanna - Russian Roulette

    umut bozkurt
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Music video by Rihanna performing Russian Roulette. (C) 2009 The Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Rihanna - California King Bed

    umut bozkurt
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Music video by Rihanna performing California King Bed. (C) 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Rihanna - Unfaithful

    umut bozkurt
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Music video by Rihanna performing Unfaithful. (C) 2006 The Island Def Jam Music Group#VEVOCertified on Feb. 15, 2012. http://vevo.com/certified http://youtube.com/vevocertified
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    Radio Crowdfund

  • Mid-Hi Ate Us Update, Vulfpeck

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    The full-on beauty of Radio Crowdfund posts will fully return to this space the Thursday after Labor Day, aka September 4. Meantime, I will be moderating an Austin Music Foundation panel discussion this week, “Creative Funding: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign From Start to Finish,” at 6PM Wednesday, August 20, at One-2-One, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX, 78704. Panelists include Austin musicians / successful crowdfunders Alexander Beggins (Wild Child), Erin Ivey (Austin Artist), and Roger Blevins (Mingo Fishtrap). RSVP here for the event or just come on by,…
  • Fij/Bickers, Radiation City

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Paul Schomer #72. Dog days indeed. Just two songs to feature this week, might take some time off in August. If you check back and there hasn’t been an update, just give it a week! 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… - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - MADE IT > FLANNEL GRAPH: Way to go! NOT…
  • Here Comes the Reign Again, Young Creatures, The Girls Upstairs

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Paul Schomer #70. I operate under the notion that if a band or individual artist made a great recording in the not-to-distant past, it/they/he/she should be counted on to deliver more of the same. The dog days are here a little early and this week was extraordinary, had me hunting hunting down to the wire for anything good. I finally found some nice news a few squares past my limit. Also, nothing new from my old crowdfunding barrel of bands, so I’ve selected an interesting kick-worthy compilation project to highlight instead. As always, thanks to all the artists in advance for letting…
  • Field Mouse, John June Year, Stereo Confession

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

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

  • The 16 Keys to a Good Singing Voice

    Christopher Sutton
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    What does it mean to have a good voice, and can you learn it? Why do some singers sound bad? Here are 16 tips to help you get a good singing voice yourself. Continue reading →Related posts:How To Love Your Own Singing Voice Open Your Ears to Tuvan Throat Singing! How To Teach Someone To Sing In Tune
  • How To Achieve Excellent Tone, Balance and Blend in Your Choir

    Jenny Green
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Having excellent blending is essential for any choir to sound great. Here are some tips, tricks and exercises to help your choir achieve that magic blend. Continue reading →Related posts:Practical Listening Skills for the Developing Choir The Choir Who Can’t Sing (George Bevan) A Cappella for Ear Training: What? Why?
  • Introducing MusicMonde: the new free app for video music lessons online

    Christopher Sutton
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Online video music lessons provide easy, affordable, convenient access to high-quality music instruction. The free MusicMonde app finds you the perfect teacher. Continue reading →Related posts:Theta Music launches new online ear training games Top Online Courses for Playing By Ear This October: Learn Your Instrument Free With dlp!
  • How To Love Your Own Singing Voice

    Jenny Green
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One big reason people don't sing is they're worried about the sound of their voice. Here's why and how you can learn to love the sound of your singing voice. Continue reading →Related posts:Open Your Ears to Tuvan Throat Singing! Music & Life: Singing and Childhood Through Her Eyes: The Composer’s Voice
  • Can you learn Perfect Pitch? A new scientific study aims to find out.

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

  • Lone – “Lying In the Reeds”

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Very cool “set it and forget it” track with a really catchy intro by Lone. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/magicwirelone
  • Taylor Swift’s New Album 1989 And More

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Taylor swift started up a dancing party with her fans around the world, as she premiered her new song Shake It Off during her Yahoo worldwide live-stream, the song is one that she produced with Max Martin and Shellback. This was the first surprise in…
  • Dirty Sound Magnet – ‘The Bloop’ EP Review

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ah Dirty Sound Magnet: great name, great band and a great sound. The unreconstructed sound of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band have already impressed with ‘what lies behind’ and now they’re back to unleash further 70s-inspired hell with this six track,…
  • Miranda Lambert Talks About Finding Success With Country Music

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Like a good wine, Miranda Lambert only seems to get better with age. She first busted onto the scene when she participated on the show Nashville Star, although she didn’t win the show, she was impressive enough to land herself a deal with Epic Records…
  • Throwing a Hen’s Night Dance Party

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    For any of you ladies out here planning or organising a wedding, you’re probably well aware by this point that things can get a little tense. To get things heated in a different way, your Hen’s Night is the perfect opportunity to let off some steam and let your hair down before the big day. So what better way than a dance party with good friends, funky laser projectors, good wine and some good laughs? Here are some tips and tricks for throwing the best Hen’s Night dance party in history! Ingredients for the perfect hen’s night dance party A Venue – preferably close to where one…
 
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    GIGsoup

  • The Courtesans with a moment of doom-pop ‘Genius’

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    London based all female band The Courtesans release their debut single ‘Genius’ this Monday (25th August 2014). The bands long-awaited debut album ’1917′ will follow on the 8th September 2014.  ‘Genius’ is a seductive track containing wonderful howling guitars, mesmerising drums and sultry layered vocals. The accompanying hard-hitting video considers the never-ending, unattainable portrayal of ‘the perfect woman’. With unavoidable advertising and mounting social pressure from both sexes. The band will be playing Proud Camden this August and have…
  • Is this the catchiest indie-pop track of 2014? In-Flight Safety ‘Animals’.

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Nova Scotia band In-Flight Safety have released the lead single from upcoming album ‘Conversationalist’, called ‘Animals’. The track is an up-beat indie-pop track that we guarantee will leave you fumbling for your repeat button. ‘Animals’ has been given a 22nd September release date (via Conehead UK / Ook La La Records US) and comes with a string of live dates (see below). Veterans of SXSW, NXNE, The Great Escape and BBC Radio sessions the new album is the bands third. Of ‘Conversationalist’ Mullane says “There’s a celebratory feeling…
  • BOOM! : Dreamshow – ‘Chasing Control’

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    A stunning indie ballad adorns today’s Track of the Day wall in the GIGsoup office. If it’s raspy vocals, smooth harmonies and wonderful hooks you like then look no further that Dreamshow’s ‘Chasing Control’. The track is taken from the groups debut EP. The ‘Chasing Control’ EP is currently set for a 23rd September 2014 release The Dreamshow project is fronted by Constantine V, who has pulled together a set of talented musicians to create this Pete Doherty-esque ballad. Its beautiful strings and un-complicated percussion create a moment of pure…
  • King Creosote to release new single ‘Something To Believe In’ and new London show

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    If you haven’t seen the beautiful ‘From Scotland with Love’ then drop everything and buy or download it now. It’s a quite stunning archive of Scottish film, a journey into the past, the film explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. For music fans it is also accompanied by the critically acclaimed King Creosote LP of the same name. From that LP the artist is now releasing the opening track ‘Something To Believe In’ on the 20th October 2014, on Domino Records. ‘From Scotland With Love’ was created in…
  • LIVE MUSIC – DZ Deathrays – Shacklewell Arms, London (19th August 2014)

    Paul Smith
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    I’ve read countless accounts of how good DZ Deathrays are live and had sort of made my mind up that they were going to be massively over-hyped. I admit it, I was wrong. I was so wide of the mark it’s laughable. These guys are the reason live music is, and will continue to be, so addictive. It was a thoroughly enjoyable night of music at the sold out Shacklewell Arms. All three acts were superb and each of them packed out the venue. You go to some gigs and there is small collection of folks hanging around the bar waiting for the main act. Not tonight. Each band was fully supported and it…
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    this is our jam

  • {RECAP} röyksopp, robyn

    krista
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Sometimes pictures speak louder than words so we're going to shut up and share some FANTASTIC pictures Wes Della Volla captured during the Röyksopp and Robyn show at Wolf Trap last week!We highly recommend you listen/desk dance to "Do It Again" while staring at these pictures:Click ahead for the rest of the pictures including some robot/Robyn love!!Read more »
  • {THROWBACK} "something like that"

    stacey
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As we embark on Labor Day Weekend, it's only appropriate to honor one of the greatest country songs ever in existence -- Tim McGraw's "Something Like That." Not only does it celebrate the end of summer, it is guaranteed to be a favorite of all of those so-called country haters (*cough* Krista).And gosh, Tim sure is a pretty human.
  • {IF YOU LIKE} sam smith, zak waters

    stacey
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    (via 1/2/jennifer miller)If you like the smooth falsetto of Sam Smith or the flirty vibes of Zak Waters, then we most highly recommend checking out Reigen Miller. Brooklyn-based Reigen popped on to our radar with him jam "Good Vibes" that is perfect for these dog days of summer. Grab a fruity drink and enjoy!
  • "there is nothing about you i won't love"

    krista
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    I can't stop listening to Terror Pigeon's latest release "Girl!" It's a beautiful love poem layered on an amazingly energetic synth-pop track. Beware, this song gives you all the feels (in a beautiful, beautiful way).Check out the lyrics below that are the kind of poetry I can wholeheartedly get behind:Please allow me, To speak this clearly: There is not will nor force or power on this earth To keep you from me. And where I'm going Will you come to then? Cause all I want to do and see Would be infinitely better with you beside me! I cannot say it, Words can't convey it, The way that my whole…
  • sturgill simpson is my jam

    stacey
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    I'm always on the lookout for new country music, and Sturgill Simpson is exactly what I was looking for. With wry lyrics that don't buy in to the big truck/daisy dukes/drinking beer formula that is oh so present in pop country, this Kentuckian's album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is pretty much soundtracking my week. It's no wonder NPR World Cafe Live featured Sturgill on World Cafe Next.For proof, check out incredible full performance on KEXP.
 
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    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith

  • THIS is Music!

    Wolfgang "Thunderhand" Hammersmith
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    In conjunction with my previous post questioning whether or not Rap is real music, I encourage you to listen to An Electrifying Beethoven’s 9th: Sir Georg Solti, Jessye Norman and The Berlin Celebration Concert – Beethoven, Symphony No 9 Bernstein 1989. Now THIS is what I call music!  
  • Is Rap Music?

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

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

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

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

  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band / Tara Sommerville / Donald Fagen

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The August 25, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band performing "I Am Going To Put Some Pants On," Creativity Corner insight from Tara Sommerville, and a Laugh O' The Day with Donald Fagen. 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 - Mark Erelli / Dr. Shelley Carson / Arlo Guthrie

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The August 18, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Mark Erelli performing "Five Beer Moon," Creativity Corner insight from Dr. Shelley Carson, and a Laugh O' The Day with Arlo Guthrie. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Janis Ian / Tom Aageson / Mike & Ruthy

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The August 11, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Janis Ian performing "Society's Child," Creativity Corner insight from Tom Aageson, and a Laugh O' The Day with Mike & Ruthy. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Robin Roberts & Billie Preston / Eric Maisel / Sam Baker

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    3 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    The August 4, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Robin Roberts & Billie Preston performing "Babelicious," Creativity Corner insight from Eric Maisel, and a Laugh O' The Day with Sam Baker. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter…
  • The Standing "O" Project Podcast - Darrell Scott / Martha Quintana / Glenn Frey

    John Dillon & Viv Nesbitt
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The July 27, 2014 edition of The Standing "O" Project podcast features Darrell Scott performing "There's A Stone Around My Belly," Creativity Corner insight from Rev. Martha Quintana, and a Laugh O' The Day with Glenn Frey. Want to matter to the music? TheStanding "O" Project is about excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community…
 
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    Crooked Manners

  • 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…
  • The Hotwives of Orlando is Merely OK

    Michael
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    I am a huge fan of the Paul Scheer/Rob Corddry style of parody that risen the past couple of years. Shows like Children’s Hospital, NTSF:SD:SVU, and Burning Love are all exceptional send up of their respective genres. Hulu saw the success of the series and commissioned the original series The Hotwives of Orlando with Paul Scheer serving as producer. The series was created by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Danielle Schneider who also plays Shauna Maducci the quintessential angry Italian trophy wife. The rest of the cast include Kristin Schaal (Flight of the Concords), Casey…
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    SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON DOWN | SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON DOWN

  • 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
  • Metronomy – Love Letters

    Scott
    25 Jan 2014 | 7:37 am
    British electric quartet, Metronomy, have just released “Love Letters” a new single from their forthcoming album of the same name. It’s very Age of Aquarius . Listen below. Listen: Metronomy – “Love Letters”
  • Kevin Morby – Wild Side (Oh The Places You Will Go)

    Scott
    24 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    If Short Sleeve Button Down was in the business of giving out awards, then Kevin Morby’s solo album, Harlem River, would certainly win an award for album that I was the least surprised to love. Morby... Read more
 
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    Where It's A-T

  • Recording Enthusiasts Gather in Tucson for Annual PotLuckCon

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    We kicked off the month of August in Tucson, Arizona, at the annual PotLuckCon and, boy, the whole weekend was a blur of fabulous audio products and information! PotLuckCon was founded by musician and producer Craig Schumacher. He started the conference as a way to get music creators in one place, every year, to talk […]The post Recording Enthusiasts Gather in Tucson for Annual PotLuckCon appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 3

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    This is the 13th installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed Part 2 of his blog on bass, you can read it here. Steve rigging up mics for a live show Tip time! With the ATM250 and a lot of other mics, it […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 3 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Top 5 Workouts Made Awesome By Headphones

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    With little more than a couple clicks in a search engine you can find countless articles on the best workout headphones, the best exercise headphones, or even the best running headphones. But what all of those blogs, articles, and top 10 lists fail to mention are the best exercises to perform with headphones. From running […]The post Top 5 Workouts Made Awesome By Headphones appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: #ATMicMan

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Looking for a friend for your next concert? Even if you have a big crowd, there’s probably room for #ATMicMan. He tends to get in for free, too. In all seriousness, Audio-Technica wants to see where you’re going this summer (and what you’re hearing when you get there). It’s a simple process: just print out […]The post Meet the Newest Addition to Our Family: #ATMicMan appeared first on Where It's A-T.
  • Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 2

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    This is the 12th installment in guest blogger Steve Lagudi’s series on Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – if you missed Part 1 of his blog on bass, you can read it here. A view that never gets old. Now I am going to go one step further with DI boxes. I know […]The post Steve Lagudi Blog Series: Guitars & Bass in a Live Setting – Bass, Part 2 appeared first on Where It's A-T.
 
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    Latest News, Music News, Tour Dates, Festival Dates, Headliners

  • Syd Arthur set to embark on a UK tour this September and October

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Canterbury psych-rock quartet Syd Arthur, who released their latest album ‘Sound Mirror’ back in June, are set to embark on a UK tour this September and October. Armed with an creative live show jam-packed with a cracking set of songs, the band kick off their run of dates in Bristol on the 17th September, before visiting Birmingham, Kendal, Glasgow, Leicester, Hull, Newcastle, Sheffield, Folkestone, Brighton, Southampton, London and finishing up at Manchester's infamous Band On The Wall venue on the 2nd October. The band have had a busy year so far, with performances at SXSW,…
  • Original Penguin reveal exclusive video of Twin Atlantic

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    Original Penguin release exclusive video of Twin Atlantic performing their single 'Brothers And Sisters' at the Plugged In Series. Twin Atlantic, who performed on the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage at the Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend, are a band on the brink of brilliance. Their epic, anthemic, stadium rock sound has propelled them into the mainstream in 2014 as showcased in recent singles 'Heart And Soul' and 'Brothers And Sisters'. Whilst their third studio album 'Great Divide’, which was released earlier this week, went straight in at number 6 in the UK Album…
  • The Chemical Brothers to headline the Bugged Out Weekender

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Chemical Brothers will headline the Bugged Out Weekender which will take place from the 16th - 18th January in Bognor Regis. The Chemical Brothers, who have four Grammy’s, a Brit Award and five Number 1 albumsto their name, will continue their long standing relationship with the Bugged Out Weekender with an exclusive DJ Set at next year’s event. After celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the next Bugged Out Weekender aims to improve upon last year’s success with even more additions to the line-up. Joining the line-up is Norwegian producer Todd Terje, British…
  • Roo Panes announces new single

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Roo Panes has announced his new single ‘Know Me Well’ from his upcoming debut album ‘Little Giant’ which is set for release on the 6th October. ‘Know Me Well’ is the first track on the upcoming album which has already been previewed in the single ‘Tiger Striped Sky’ which was released in June. The young British singer-songwriter already has3 EP’sto his name; the latest being 2013’s ‘Land Of The Living’ and has just completed a 21 date tourof the UK with more dates on the horizon. The upcoming dates include a one off show…
  • Eliza and the Bear release new video

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Eliza and the Bear have unveiled the music video for ‘Light It Up’; the title track from the bands upcoming EP. The four track EP, which is set for release on the 29th September, is the follow up to a series of lauded singles including ‘Friends’, ‘Brother’s Boat’ and ‘It Gets Cold’ which was used as the soundtrack to the Sochi Winter Olympics. Frontman James Kellegher commented: "Light It Up is about making a positive change to your way of life and when times get rough, doing something about it." In the last year the band have supported…
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  • The Weird One Rides Again: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun Review

    Dane Vandervelden
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Weird Al's 14th album, Mandatory Fun, dropped on July 15th to much fanfare from his longtime fanbase. I personally have only ever heard snippets of Weird Al albums in the past and I’m definitely of the mindset to be amused by his special brand of pop parody. Also of interesting note, it’s Al’s first album in a 32 year music career to hit number one on Billboard. How does it stack up to his other classic albums?And who gets ritualistically eviscerated in genius parody this time around? Lorde (her hit "Royales" is spoofed as "Foil"), Iggy Azalea ("Fancy" is now "Handy"; think plumbers)…
  • Concert Review: Sarah Donner

    Nina Mohan
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Self-described “singer/songwriter/creative type” Sarah Donner graced the stage at Tin Can Ale House this past weekend. The overall tone for the show was set at maximum quirk, partially by opening act Birdie Rae, Donner herself, and her stage partner, the robot from closer Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. Donner’s set list was a mix of acoustic tunes with a broad range of subjects. She kicked off her performance with the jolly “Let Him Go”. Performing solo, Donner was obviously unable to recreate the pleasant harmonies from the original track, but cleverly substituted the kazoo solo…
  • 'SomeKindaWonderful' Q&A

    Mandi Paige
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You must STOP and you must LISTEN because this group is a crazy HIT. (unless you’re driving, then dear lord you shouldn’t be reading this!)They are driving their way towards the top of the Alternative charts while earning massive national radio play, and with the amount of talent and musical ambition that can be heard over the songs it won’t be long until all of you are singing along.     ( I had no intention of rhyming that…)Now,    I love the story behind the bands song “Reverse”,that is was merely a song recorded by chance, in less than three hours after…
  • Album Review: Shakey Graves "West of Calgary"

    Stephen Sherwood
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    "West of Calgary" accounts for musician Alejandro Rose Garcia's life on the road, which he sends plucking guitar and sweetly howling to an audience increasing both in numbers and rambunctiousness. On stage he is known as Shakey Graves. The album is composed of twenty live songs, and is a refreshingly organic cut from an artist who is far more captivating as a live performer than a studio musician. From the intro to "The Waters" an intimacy exists between the artist and the audience as the opening tack simply titled "Hello" begins with a seemingly small crowd applauding Grave's appearance on…
  • Alvin Youngblood Heart: Reviving an American Tradition

    Stephen Sherwood
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Its been called the devil's music, others say its the truest representation of the human spirit; either way, the blues remains one of the most significant happenings in the history of American music. Traditionally, the music was passed on from one kindred generation to the next. It was played in the shacks where they lived and sung in the fields where they worked. Over time that tortured but resilient sound was picked up by a main stream audience as it evolved into the most iconic genre in American music, Rock n' Roll. Since then the appreciation for deep and authentic blues has regressed to…
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    Stars & Catz » Mainstream Music & Indie News

  • Mathew Knowles Claims That Jay Z and Solange’s Elevator Brawl Was Staged To Boost Ticket Sales + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Kate Bush fans defy singer's request for no photos or video recordings – www.independent.co.uk She made a plea to fans to leave their filming equipment at home, but footage of Kate Bush’s first London gig has already surfaced online. Continue Reading On www.independent.co.uk » Rihanna Took A Volcano Selfie: […]
  • Hilltop Hoods announce huge national tour + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Review: Kate Bush's first gig in 35 years is the cultural event of the year – www.express.co.uk IT’S the cultural event of the year. Continue Reading On www.express.co.uk » Everyone Except You Went To Kate Bush’s Comeback Gig – musicfeeds.com.au After a thirty-five year absence following her last live […]
  • Beyonces feminist performance at MTV VMAs draws flak + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Gerard Way Announces US Fall Tour – www.alterthepress.com Gerard Way has announced he will be heading out on his first US solo tour later this year.Dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday (August 27th).The former My Chemical Romance frontman is hitting the road this fall […]
  • Who won at MTV awards + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Radio 2 releases list of top 20 'Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever' – www.telegraph.co.uk The top 20 guitar riffs of all time have been selected by Radio 2 listeners Continue Reading On www.telegraph.co.uk » Bluesfest 2015 Lineup Announced Next Week – musicfeeds.com.au The first of what will assuredly be many […]
  • Henry Rollins Apologizes for Comments About Robin Williams' Suicide + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Childish Gambino Streams Creeping New Track ‘Candler Road’ – musicfeeds.com.au Childish Gambino, the hip-hop alter ego of multi-talented actor and comedian Donald Glover, has unveiled a brooding new track titled Candler Road. The track is Glover’s first original material… Bringing You The Latest Aussie & International News – Reviews […]
 
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  • Miley Cyrus to headline Australia’s first iHeartRadio Festival + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   ArtsBeat: ZZ Top Cancels Shows After Bassist Is Injured – www.nytimes.com Dusty Hill fell on the band’s tour bus, and ZZ Top bowed out of concerts with Jeff Beck. Continue Reading On www.nytimes.com » It's a Fact: Americans Really Love Beyonce – www.spin.com In case there was any doubt, […]
  • Watch Kate Bush Stage Her Massive Comeback Live in London + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
      Today’s News & Buzz   MTV to kick-start three careers with global campaign – www.themusicnetwork.com MTV has announced an international campaign to offer its fans a chance to kick-start a career in the creative industries. Through its international, multi-platform initiative MTV Breaks, three young adults aged 18 to 26-years-old will be given the opportunity […]
  • Ed Sheeran, Jessie J Added To iTunes Festival 2014 Line-Up + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   News: Out On The Weekend festival announces Brisbane lineup – www.fasterlouder.com.au “A celebration of Americana music, great food and fine booze” Continue Reading On www.fasterlouder.com.au » Bill Hader: Justin Bieber one of the worst 'SNL' guest hosts ever – www.foxnews.com Safe to say Bill Hader is not a Belieber. […]
  • Studios 301 gives five acts 40 hours free studio time + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Why MTV didn’t give Beyoncé Video of the Year or Best Female Video – www.washingtonpost.com It has been re-established: the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video is not the same thing as crowning someone Best Artist. The surprises came early for some watching the VMAs Sunday night. […]
  • Mystery shrouds murder-suicide case involving Marin musician, Calistoga man + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Robyn and Royksopp accidentally became a band – www.thestar.com The Swedish pop princess and the Norwegian electro-explorers touch down at Echo Beach on Monday. Continue Reading On www.thestar.com » Cat Power and Sky Ferreira To Play Benefit Shows for Ferguson, Missouri – www.spin.com In addition to making bummed-out indie […]
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  • Watch: Grimes’ video for “Go” is quintessential Grimes + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   M+A perform Habes on U Se: music session – www.telegraph.co.uk The Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent winners perform Habes on U Se. Continue Reading On www.telegraph.co.uk » Underworld thug Toby Mitchell snaps again – www.couriermail.com.au BOXER Anthony Mundine has compared his alias, The Man, to Beyonce’s alter ego, Sasha Fierce […]
  • Are These The Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time? + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Gen Y: Your music officially sucks – www.dailytelegraph.com.au RADIO listeners have voted for the best 100 guitar riffs of all time — but is the lack of new songs on the list a sign that rock music has truly rolled over? Listen for yourself. Continue Reading On www.dailytelegraph.com.au » […]
  • Top 5 moments at the MTV Video Music Awards + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   ArtsBeat: Prince to Release 2 New Albums – www.nytimes.com His band 3rdeyegirl appeared (sans Prince) on “Good Morning America” to announce a Prince solo album and a 3rdeyegirl album coming in September. Continue Reading On www.nytimes.com » MTV Awards Red Carpet – www.nytimes.com Some highlights from the red carpet […]
  • Travis Scott & Big Sean Perform “Don’t Play” at Trillectro 2014 + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora Chat To MTV Ahead Of 'Black Widow' VMA Performance – www.mtv.co.uk Watch the babes talking all things VMA ahead of Sunday’s bash… Continue Reading On www.mtv.co.uk » Jack White sprains ankle, refuses to postpone tour – consequenceofsound.net Jack White’s epic live shows have landed […]
  • Is Cameron Diaz ready to marry rocker Benji Madden? + MORE

    Oliver Braithwaite
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
      Today’s News & Buzz   Bushmania sweeps the nation before comeback gigs – www.guardian.co.uk Excitement over Kate Bush’s first gigs in 35 years fuels entire cottage industry in memorabilia The Kate Bush bandwagon is rolling into town and it seems unstoppable. As excitement about the singer’s first concerts since 1979 reaches levels once associated […]
 
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    Soul You Know

  • Maja 7th | Dominique Larue latest hip-hop music video "Attucks"

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Hip hop duo Maja 7th and Dominique LaRue is back with a new video for their hip-hop tune (and one of my fav's) Attucks from their latest album GRAND.Directed by Red August (who also directed the duo's previous videos) Attucks music video is filled with vibrant imagery and "the face of the franchise" Dominique LaRue alongside Maja 7th showing the world her word play is nothing to mess with! Attucks is also a milestone for the duo as this is the first time the duo are filmed in a video together!Check out the Maja 7th | Dominique Larue latest video Attucks, (the third music video from their…
  • Rewind- Check out RnB Divas LA Season 2 Full Episode 6

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    If you didn't see last week's episode of R&B Divas LA (or wanna watch it again), no worries I got you! The show is at the halfway mark and it is short from drama, music and relationship woes! Check out the highlights of this episode of R&B Divas LA:Don't ask Ms. James about her personal life: Leela James was not feeling the invasive questions from Madame Noir! Once they asked about her personal life, she was not a happy camper it was written all over her face! Hey Leela, if you want Q&A on just your music, holla at me!Who is Grace Kelly? Yes, Chrisette Michele friend and makeup…
  • New hip-hop music- Listen to LikWuiD's new EP Likwuidity: In Depth + Free Download

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    I had to switch it up as yall today. I didn't find new albums to suggest for New Albums Tuesday's but I got one EP you gotta listen to! South Carolina raised and New York based femcee LikWuiD released her latest EP titled Likwuidity: In Depth EP! The nine track EP was solely produced by 2Hungry Bros and features Making the Band's reggae rapper Dylan Dillinjah, Black Moon's DJ Evil Dee and Meredith Hansen. Likwuidity: In Depth EP has a ranging of tracks that is giving props to female emcees such as MC Lyte, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lady of Rage and more (Herstory), social injustice (de…
  • 5 Life + Music lessons from TV One's RnB Divas LA (Season 2, Episode 5)

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Hello everyone, I know I know I am a tad bit late with this post as R&B Divas LA is now on episode 6! But I got a reason for my tardiness! See what had happen was, I was on a mini vacation in Florida with the fam having a fabulous "hot" time...But I'm back now and I got five life and music lessons from R&B Divas LA (Full Episode 5) that you can learn from (or tell others about them):1. Crenshaw is not what it's made out to be: Michel’le invited the divas to her Martin Luther King Jr. performance in the Crenshaw section of LA, but both Lil Mo and Chrisette Michelle raised eyebrows…
  • You have to listen to: Born I Music latest hip-hop track- Blue

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Washington D.C hip-hop/electronic artist Born I Music get's deep on his latest track titled Blue! A contrast from his hip-hop/house tune titled Havana, Blue is raw and autobiographical track about Born I Music upbringing as a child of African immigrants experiencing trials and tribulations of growing up in Silver Springs MD.Born I Music describes Blue as: Important not simply because of it's honesty or the skill of the artist, but because of it's message. Life is not always black and white, at times its downright... blue. I love this song, the realness and simplicity of Blue makes…
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    EmuBands » News

  • Featured Releases – w/c 18th August 2014

    Emubands
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    First up this week is a track from the Stirlingshire pop-rock four-piece Miniature Dinosaurs. With airplay on Radio 1 three months before they even played their first gig, Miniature Dinosaurs generated a swell of interest over the last 4 years, supporting the likes of Fenech Soler, Young the Giant, Twin Atlantic and Johnny Foreigner to name but a few. Upon the release of their debut album ‘In the Spirit of Everything’, unfortunately the band have decided to call it a day and will play one final hometown show at the Tolbooth in Stirling on Friday 29th August. Next up is…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 11th August 2014

    Emubands
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    First up on this week’s list is Brixton-based MC G FrSH with a track from his brand new album ‘Alfie’. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Sonny Reeves, Tanika Bailey to name but a few, ‘Alfie’ continues to push boundaries, showcasing G FrSH’s experiences and feelings, particularly love. The album has already been met with great acclaim, reaching Number 1 in the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and Number 18 in the overall iTunes album charts. Next up is ‘We Were Kings’, the new single from Hackney-based electro-pop duo SUNS. Having…
  • Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2014

    Emubands
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Belladrum Tartan Heart is Scotland’s best annual festival of music and performing arts for all ages! Dubbed Scotland’s “friendliest, wackiest, most inclusive festival”, Belladrum will play host to an eclectic and exciting mix of leading pop acts, comedians, artists, alternative and up-and-coming talent. Held on the Belladrum estate in Beauly, Inverness-shire, Belladrum is a wonderland for adults and children alike, with a wide range of activities and events scattered throughout its fields. Entering its 11th year, music will be provided from around 90 acts across five…
  • Featured Releases – w/c 4th August 2014

    Emubands
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    First up on this week’s list are Oxford-based 4-piece Pixel Fix with ‘Lungs’, the opening track from their brand new EP ‘Running Thin’. Described as “sounding like early Prefab Sprout with the Edge on guitar”, Pixel Fix are purveyors of new indie R&B, blending dreamy soul with indie rock, and rife with pop hooks. This year has seen the band play Greenville in Germany, support Young Kato on their UK tour, as well as playing alongside Coasts in London and Dan Croll’s album launch. Next up is ‘Only Bodies’, the titular track from the debut…
  • Shazam Release Mac Desktop App

    Emubands
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Shazam announced last week the launch of a Mac desktop app. Available as a free download, the music recognition service is designed to work quietly in the background, and is able to recognise the tracks playing around you – either music which is played on your mac, or in the nearby vicinity, by using the in-built microphone on your device, similar to Shazam on mobile. The app displays artist and track information, along with artwork, and a link to the song in iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. It is hoped the Shazam for Mac will help fans engage more with Artists, rather than serving…
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    The DJ Stone Crazy Spot

  • 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.)  
  • 7 Reasons Stacey Dash Should Run for Republican President

    Stone Crazy
    29 May 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Actress Stacey Dash Recently, Actress Stacey Dash joined Fox news as a paid contributor. Looking at this, this inspires a list on why she should run for President on the Republican ticket. 1. She’s black (or at least part-black). Republicans have a hard time attracting people of color.  Having ex-Klan members like David Duke running on their ticket does them no favors.  Plus when the black guy became President, the slogan “Take Back Our Country” really pissed many people off.  All of sudden, it’s take our country back when the black guy wins. 2. She’s a woman.
 
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    DIY Conspiracy - International Zine in the Spirit of DIY Hardcore Punk!

  • Black Love – Black Love

    Matthew Holmes
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Artist: Black Love Title: Black Love Release: LP Year: 2014 Label: I.Corrupt, L’Œil du tigre, Zegema Beach, Aorte, Good Post Day, Don’t Live Like Me, L’Orchidoclaste You don’t hear too much about really awesome Canadian bands here in the States but this is a band that I was excited to listen to. Black Love is...
  • Council Of Rats – Ill Weathers

    Matthew Holmes
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Artist: Council Of Rats Title: Ill Weathers Release: LP Year: 2014 Label: Adagio830  So it’s been a few bands now from Milan, Italy that have been dropping excellent albums via Adagio830. Council Of Rats is a new addition. This LP was released around the same time that HOLY put their most recent effort out. “Ill...
  • Yuen from Shock&Awe! Media

    Mittens XVX
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Being thrilled about DIY hardcore punk coming from distant parts of the world I was curious to contact Yuen from Malaysia, the editor of the fascinating Shock&Awe! fanzine, author of Borneo DIY HC Punk Blog, Midin distro, gig organizer and a participant at Phantom Limb community space in Kuching. In our conversation we talk about punk, politics and...
  • Afiach Presents “Fuck NATO” Benefit Compilation

    DIY Conspiracy
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Afiach Collective from Wells strikes back with their fifth release. ‘Stop Killing People You Twats’ is a benefit compilation for the anarchist group Stop NATO Cymru who will be opposing the NATO Summit in Newport next month. The benefit compilation is available from Afiach’s bandcamp page for £2.99 or more. The compilation is featuring 38 songs with a political message by...
  • Chest Pain – WELTSCHMERZ

    Matthew Holmes
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Artist: Chest Pain Title: WELTSCHMERZ Release: LP Year: 2014 Label: To Live A Lie Records Chest Pain is a band. Chest Pain has been jamming since 2008. Formed in Austin, Texas, the band has played a couple of tours, tons of local shows, and put out a few releases. Their final release, ‘WELTSCHMERZ’ (translated from...
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    East Coast Digital Radio

  • [Video] @DonPanama – ‘Should Be Looking For More’

    The Shadowking
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Rich Boy Lifestyle is proud to present the world premiere of DMV representative Don Panama’s latest video “Should Be Looking For More” from his forthcoming album titled “Look What You Made Me”. Over a super clean instrumental with smooth soul samples & chops, Don proclaims to his lady friend that they should be looking for more than the typical pitfalls that a relationship brings. With a high quality commercial sound and female mass appeal, “Should Be Looking For More” is bound to catapult Don Panama into the mainstream. Watch Video Below You can purchase a copy of the…
  • [Mixtape] Sex Is A Weapon 6 Hosted @Nathanielrnb @Djalamonj

    The Shadowking
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    [Mixtape] Sex Is A Weapon 6  Hosted Nathaniel & Dj Alamo Listen To Mixtape Below Download Mixtape | Free Mixtapes Powered by DatPiff.com
  • [Video] @ThePimpton – ‘All Men Are Mortal’

    The Shadowking
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Canada-based rapper Kyriel “Pimpton” Roberts just released his new video for “All Men Are Mortal” off his upcoming album Killa Call Me Killa, Vol.2. Watch Video Below
  • [Album] Jah Orah & KD Assassin “Used To Be Bobby & Darrick”

    The Shadowking
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    St. Louis emcee’s Jah Orah and KD Assassin will be filtrating the airwaves and stages with their brand of what KD has dubbed Street Hop with the release of their brand new full length LP entitled Used To Be Bobby and Darrick, released on indie label Systematic Muzick Presents today! They come out swinging immediately with some seriously infectious boom bap on the DJ Reminise produced title track! From there the soundscape gets real flavorful from the bass heavy ‘Anti Trap Muzick’ to the banging, blog buzzing Tony Baines produced single ‘BruisHer’ featuring 106…
  • [Video] Mitsue – ‘Wait’ Directed by Syke Williamz

    The Shadowking
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Mahogany Mitsue teases you and tell you to “Wait” with the latest video from her “Sex Sells” Project. Produced by Boola and Directed by Syke Williamz. Watch Video Below
 
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    Slightly Off Key

  • 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…
  • New Music Fix 8.18.14 – Benjamin Booker and Eric Harland Voyager

    slightlyoffkey
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    For more reviews and exclusive content, follow @offkeymusicblog on twitter and “Like” it on Facebook! Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker Where did this dude come from? A killer guitar player with a smokey voice and enough raw energy to start a fire… I didn’t know they still existed. Apparently, they do if you know where to look.  In the case of Benjamin Booker, it’s the birthplace of American roots music, New Orleans.  You can almost feel the city’s presence throughout the entire album – whether through the humid heat of Bookers voice, the…
  • Discography Adventures – The Rolling Stones

    slightlyoffkey
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    As promised the other week, I hunkered down and spent some quality time with The Rolling Stones’ discography. The rules I set out for myself were simple – I would start with 1964’s The Rolling Stones and proceed in chronological order through all of their studio albums (excluding compilations, of course).  While I might have already angered some of you live-album aficionados, my thinking behind this was to focus more on their songwriting and creative development than their (as far as I’m concerned, consistently stellar) abilities as live performers.  It was…
  • New Music Fix 8.5.14 – Tom Petty and Spoon

    slightlyoffkey
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Editors Note: Congrats to Tom Petty for his first ever Billboard #1 album! I’m not saying that my review pushed him over the edge, but… TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS – HYPNOTIC EYE As the man behind one of the most catchy songs of all time (Sheee was…an American giiirl!), you may think that Tom Petty has nothing left to prove. Not so, of course.  Early success has a habit of plaguing even the most consistent songwriters with unfair comparisons.  Tracks like American Girl and Free Falling were such colossal hits that no matter how brilliant Tom…
  • Discography Adventures – An Introduction

    slightlyoffkey
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Anyone who’s ever read this blog knows that I tend to prefer complete albums over hit singles.  There’s just something about devoting 45 minutes to an artist’s (or band’s) vision that I find extremely enveloping – like a plush sofa or a warm blanket. While the world of digital music may diminish the physical need for albums, it presents album lovers like me with limitless possibilities in terms of consumption.  Not only can I listen to an album almost anywhere (with the possible exception of underwater), but I can also instantly summon a nearly infinite…
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    Melody Fusion : 10 Most Recent Blog Posts

  • Stats & Graphs

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
     
  • August 2014 Contest: Post the Best Bio

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    For August 2014 Contest, we want to know more about YOU! We now have a solid number of members, but there are quite a few of you hiding out :) We want to know more about you; about your musical efforts and career, your band, what you are looking for, what you are up to. This is your opportunity to brag about yourself and market your musical or whimsical self!
  • Winner July 2014 Contest!

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Here's the July contest winner: Joe Lemire! He wrote a great article on how music is constantly evolving: "Traditional Country Music", describing the roots of country music and how blending of cultures, communities, teaching styles and other music have influenced the various subgenres of country. 
  • Free Classified Advertising on Melody Fusion

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Yes, we are doing it again! The big brains of Melody Fusion have been working on this for a little while, and here we are: Classified Advertising on Melody Fusion! 
  • June 2014 Contest Winner!

    1 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    June has been a riot! This month's contest "Post the Most Tracks" has definitely made some musical waves on Melody Fusion. We've enjoyed watching members crank up the volume and share all this music with our membership. 
 
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    Foxbeard Music

  • Sexy Country Artist, Stacy Burk Mixes Things Up

    CourtneyL
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Some of you may recognize the country crooner, Stacy Burk for the music video for his track “Til Your Boots Are Dirty” that he did with “Dancing With the Stars” Alum, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. This charming Texas cowboy is back at it with his latest single “Mix A Little” which was recently released on iTunes. “Mix A Little” is a charming country track with Stacy’s sexy smooth vocals  as he sings about getting to know a new woman that has come into his life. Stacy sings to her “Baby, I know a spot where  we can go, so pour another shot…
  • Amanda Lamb Releases “We Were Here” Video

    CourtneyL
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Amanda Lamb has released the perfect summer song with her new single, “We Were Here”. With lyrical imagery that will take you on a drive down the coastline, Amanda Lamb tells the story of living life to the fullest and celebrating the summer. She croons, “Life’s too short to live it on the down low, I want the whole wide world to know, we were here.” If you are looking for a fun summer country song, this is it!  
  • Smoke Season Releases “Badlands” Video

    CourtneyL
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Los Angeles indie-Americana duo, Smoke Season recently unveiled the music video for their new single, “Badlands.” The video was shot in the desert of Joshua Tree, CA and plays like an old Western movie. Stocked with Western staples such as revolvers, card games, cowboy boots and jean fringe, this video doesn’t disappoint. The duo’s haunting and sultry vocals create the perfect musical soundtrack for a drive through the desert. They chant, “There’s only bones on the dusty road.”
  • The Student Loan Releases New Album, “Moonlit Toasters”

    SueD
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Portland Oregon based The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project known for their fun and funky originals, quirky covers, and knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor.  Moonlit Toasters is The Student Loan’s fourth independent release, recorded by prolific producer, engineer and session player Billy Oskay (Foghorn Stringband, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary) at his Big Red Studios in Corbett Oregon and produced under the auspices of revered Portland guitar extraordinaire Scott Law (Banjo Killers, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Darol Angers Republic of Strings). Moonlit…
  • Eight Dollar Mountain Releases New Album, “Tied To The Tracks”

    SueD
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:57 am
    Rising from the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountain range of Southern Oregon comes Eight Dollar Mountain, an exciting, high-energy bluegrass quintet. Tied To The Tracks (Release date: June 25, 2014) the band’s third release  was produced by Vince Herman, the incomparable lead man of the progressive “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” band Leftover Salmon.  Herman, a recent transplant to Oregon from his longtime home amongst the prolific Rocky Mountain bluegrass scene, lends his energy, creative style, and finely tuned ear to the production helm. Recorded at The Studio at Pacifica in Williams, Oregon…
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    One For The People

  • Certfied Track: Hookworms - The Impasse

    Phill Walker
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Hookworms return with news of upcoming LP The Hum and new track "The Impasse".Hookworms have been relatively quiet of late, other than a couple of festival slots and news of this new LP come, other than the fact they warned us, as a relative surprise. Obviously MJ is constantly working with a variety of different acts on a variety of different projects, so taking that into consideration, it's no surprise they've hit the ground running with "The Impasse".Read More »
  • Tracks: Whistlejacket - Swimming Lessons

    Phill Walker
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    London's Whistlejacket return pretty much half-a-year since "Melt", and "Swimming Lessons" doesn't disappoint.It's good to know not much has changed on the Whistlejacket front - their tracks are still jam packed full of heavy, shoegaze guitar riffs and catchy melodies. It seems like an absolute age since "March Hare" blew our socks off, sounding like a cross between Slowdive and The Stone Roses and luckily we've been treat to more music.Read More »
  • Tracks: Teen Brains - Flume

    Phill Walker
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Norfolk's Teen Brains return with new track "Flume" set to feature on the next compilation from Leeds' Beech Coma."Flume" serves as Teen Brains' follow-up to "Annabel", which we heard back in April when the weather was starting to perk up. Now we've been hit with the new track and, well, it's starting to dull down - the weather that is.Read More »
  • Video: School - SoLong

    Wayne Flanagan
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Watch School's debut video for their charming single "SoLong"School's "SoLong" has been around for over seven months now, so a 'UK' release seemed a bit odd, especially when you could buy it previously (I know, the Internet right?). But we know what it actually means, and that is a new press release and a refreshed image (and more people are seemingly 'into it', so good job team), but, more importantly, things such as a video, which is always nice to see.Read More »
  • Tracks: Death Valley Girls - Electric High / Gettin' Hard

    Phill Walker
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    LA punks Death Valley Girls unveil "Electric High" & "Gettin' Hard", off the back of debut album Street Venom.Enough of their debut though, Death Valley Girls are already on the way with their follow-up EP, Electric High and "Electric High" along with b-side "Gettin' Hard" are the first tracks we're to hear from it.Read More »
 
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  • Sundown 2014 preview: Undiscovered Festival Coven in Norfolk?

    Kes Phelps
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Where can you find the likes of Ellie Goulding, Chase and Status and John Newman in one of the UK’s […]The post Sundown 2014 preview: Undiscovered Festival Coven in Norfolk? appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Beacons Festival 2014 review

    Jonny Chadwick
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    It’s hard not to get stuck in hyperbole when trying to summarise my experience at Beacons Festival in Skipton, North […]The post Beacons Festival 2014 review appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • BBC Introducing Stage Returns to Bestival

    Kes Phelps
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
      Bestival has announced that the BBC Introducing Stage will be returning after a seven year hiatus. The action kicks off […]The post BBC Introducing Stage Returns to Bestival appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Berlin Festival relocates to Arena Park, Kreuzberg

    Kes Phelps
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Berlin Festival have announced they will be relocating to Arena Park, Kreuzberg. The Berlin Festival’s night program has traditionally taken place at […]The post Berlin Festival relocates to Arena Park, Kreuzberg appeared first on Festival Mag.
  • Berlin Festival 2014 preview: What is not to love?

    Sarah Campbell
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    I’ve lived in Berlin for the best part of a year now and can safely say that it feels like […]The post Berlin Festival 2014 preview: What is not to love? appeared first on Festival Mag.
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  • Maroon 5 – V (Album Stream)

    DS
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Maroon 5 band releases their fifth studio album titled V. Out on September 2, 2014, via Interscope Records. The V album was recorded in LA over the past year with producers Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Shellback and Sam Martin. Listen now online or download from iTunes. Maroon 5 – V by streetkingdom on Grooveshark
  • The Chainsmokers – Kanye Feat. Siren (Video)

    DS
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    New York deejays/producers Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, known as The Chainsmokers, release their new single called Kanye. Record features guest appearance from Siren. Check out the official video.
  • Tinashe – Aquarius (Album Cover + Tracklist)

    DS
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Aquarius is the debut album from L.A singer Tinashe. To be published on October 7, 2014 via RCA Records. Check out official tracklist and artwork. Tracklist: 1. Aquarius 2. Bet On It 3. Cold Sweat 4. Nightfall (Interlude) 5. 2 On feat. ScHoolboy Q 6. How Many Times 7. What Is There to Lose (Interlude) 8. Pretend feat. A$AP Rocky 9. All Hands On Deck 10. Indigo Child (Interlude) 11. Far Side of the Moon 12. The Calm (Interlude) 13. Feels Like Vegas 14. Thug Cry 15. Wildfire 16. Deep In the Night 17. Bated Breath 18. The Storm (Outro) Album trailer:
  • Usher – She Came to Give It to You Ft. Nicki Minaj (Video)

    DS
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Usher releases official video for his song called She Came To Give It To You. Single features Nicki Minaj and its produced by Pharrell Williams.
  • Jessie J – Bang Bang Ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj (Video)

    DS
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Jessie J releases video for her new single Bang Bang. Song features guest appearance from Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya. Check out the full version now.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Google Android and Apple Dominate Smartphone Platforms; Microsoft & Blackberry Lag Far Behind

    dangellert
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    When an internet company, an app, or any new tech business becomes dominant, it is hard to imagine their decline. Seeing the new comScore report about smartphone platforms gives a sobering reality-check for any tech company. The chart shows Smartphone platforms are dominated by Android and Apple. Astonishingly, Microsoft and Blackberry are not even close — at least 40 percentage points lower. That is not competitive, that’s a joke. The story here is that continuous and smart innovation within the context of popular culture is mandatory for any tech company to keep marketshare. It…
  • Tickets For iTunes Festival From Beats Music

    dangellert
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Beats Music is offering tickets to see selected artists and a trip to London for the iTunes Festival in September. This is the latest promotion by Apple to bring attention to their Beats Music service. Airfare, hotel, and tickets for two are said to be a $2000 value. Win tickets for the following concerts (so far).: Calvin Harris Pharrell Williams + Jungle Kiesza Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance The promotion appears on their artist page as Win #BeatsSeats. Winners will be announced on August 28. Click here to win the #GoWithMe iTunes Festival #BeatsSeats.
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    ‘Orbital Glitch’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Experimental genre. These are abstract compositions that incorporate crackles, pulses, pings and jagged swells atop an atmospheric soundscape; songs definitely not constructed with a verse and chorus roadmap… Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Orbital Glitch‘ In case you seek more, Beats Music offers up ‘Orbital Glitch, vol. 2‘ also.   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
  • Comparing Music Streaming Services

    dangellert
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Findthebest.com has compiled an exhaustively detailed run-down of 100 music streaming services throughout the world. They not only list number of users, pricing and available territory — but also include how many people are aware of the brand, percentage who have actually listened, streaming quality, compatible devices… an excellent resource. Click here to view. Pandora is the over-all leader with 70% of people aware of the brand and 31% which have listened to the service. For on-demand services, Rhapsody leads in awareness but Spotify comes out ahead with people that have…
  • Shazam and Beats Music Partner-up

    dangellert
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Beats Music has joined forces with Shazam to continue expanding the Beats Music listening experience. Now you can listen with Beats Music to the track the Shazam app found for you. Shazam is a mobile app that recognizes music and TV around you — the app listens to what you are hearing and finds it for you. You’ll see the name of the track and artist info like lyrics, video, artist bio, concert tickets. Shazam lets you buy the track or just listen. And now you can listen with Beats Music too.
 
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    Never Enough Notes

  • Deerhoof announce new album ‘La Isla Bonita’ for November

    Never Enough Notes
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    One of the most inventive, evolving, itchy-footed bands of our time, Deerhoof, have announced they are to release a new album, 'La Isla Bonita', on 3 November. Apparently the album's moniker bears no link whatsoever to the Madonna hit, which has saddened us somewhat. A glitchy punk injection to that 80s classic would have made all our end-of-the-year lists! Emerging from San Francisco's punk scene in the mid 90s, Deerhoof's 20-year career sees the band return to their roots whilst still maintaining that super sweet vocal vs raw guitar juxtaposition we all know and love. 'La Isla Bonita' was…
  • Little Scout’s UK debut single ‘Go Quietly’ is definitely one to watch

    Chloe P
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    After the success of their critically acclaimed 'Take Your Light', Aussie indie rockers Little Scout slide onto the British music scene with their self-produced UK debut single ‘Go Quietly’, which is out now. As distorted, urban and wild as Australia itself, ‘Go Quietly’  lures the listener in with dreamy high pitched vocals and then retains your attention with its tribal drumbeat, layering and daring sonic sounds. This track is very exciting and striking to the point of being a trendsetter for others. I will definitely be keeping tabs on these interesting Brisbanites in the future…
  • NEN PLAYLIST: Plastique

    Never Enough Notes
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    London electro-fuelled rock trio Plastique bring you today's playlist, a veritable selection of their faves at the moment. See every NEN PLAYLIST as it's published:  Plastique formed in 2010, and are Anelise Kunz (Vocals), Fabio Couto (Guitars), and Gabriel Ralls (DJ and Producer). Their debut self-titled album released in 2012, and was followed by '#SocialScar' at the end of 2013. Regularly billed on London's alternative scene in clubs like The Underbelly, Mother Live, Hope and Anchor, Rattlesnake, The Water Rats, Enterprise, Dublin Castle, and more, they're back after a brief hiatus this…
  • DISCOVER: The Gravity Drive

    Aimee Davis
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Think husband and wife duos and images of lovey-dovey odes to one another spring to mind...meet The Gravity Drive a gritty and powerful twosome who certainly are no Sonny and Cher. Self-financed and self-promoted they hail from Bridport, Dorset and have their debut album 'Testament' coming out, along with single 'Cherry Ripe', on the 27th October. Ava and Elijah Wolf aka The Gravity Drive have described themselves "a harmony driven, him/her, alternative pop duo with a bite. They met, they married, they started making music and independently releasing records on their own label." Can't get…
  • Kate Boy release synth-tastic video for ‘Self Control’

    Aimee Davis
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As a first introduction for me to Kate Boy this is strong, catchy and damn right eletro-tastic with a real vibe of the 80s. Their video is now online and is the studio version of 'Self Control' which will be released on the 8th September, they've also announced a string of UK dates. Kate Boy are a Swedish trio and have taken control of the reigns once again with their latest video, giving fans a sneak peek into their Stockholm studio environment, recording a live version of the new single ‘Self Control’ and re-recording the live audio to accompany it. The finished video is an exclusive…
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  • Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner

    Admin Mr. Mig
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
        A few months ago we launched our first remix contest and now after a long and tough debate we have a winner! FIND OUT MORE HERE!The post Maxxbeats First Remix Contest Winner appeared first on .
  • Carmen Electra Premieres Mig & Rizzo Production with Sean Kingston

    Admin Mr. Mig
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:32 am
    Carmen Electra Premieres New Mig & Rizzo Production With Sean Kingston At Avalon in Los Angeles 6/5/14 Carmen Electra will be performing her brand new single "Around The World" (Citrusonic Records) live at Avalon in LA with Sean Kingston of "Fire Burning" and "Suicidal" fame. "Around The World" was produced by Mike Rizzo & Steve "Mr Mig" Migliore. It was co-written by Carmen Electra, Mig & Rizzo, and Ariana Iacono. #ELEVATE Special performances @SeanKingston @realAmyWeber @JazminSisters & #me SPECIAL GUEST DJ @CarolineDamore @AvalonHollywood LISTEN 2 @1027KIISFM 4 more…
  • What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails – Data Recovery

    Admin Mr. Mig
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:31 pm
    What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails And The Measures You Should Take To Prevent it from happening. As musicians we tend to stay focused on our art. We don't find the same pleasure in waiting for hard drives to transfer data between themselves. What a drag.. Well wake up...because things are going to get real up in here.  It's time to pay attention to one of the most important services that you can do for yourself and your craft. The last thing you need is for your countless hours of creativity to be flushed down the drain of [...]The post What To Do If Your Hard Drive Fails – Data…
  • Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today

    Admin Mr. Mig
    31 May 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Submit Your Music To These 2 Websites Today   For immediate TV, Film & Label Opportunities. by Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore If you really think you have music that is worthy of Film, TV, Commercial placements or a Record Deal then read on! I am sharing 2 of the best music placement companies in the business with you. I have personally been working with these 2 companies for quite some time and I am going to tell you that they are 100% reputable and do a great job of connecting matching opportunities between artists and companies who want their music. Submit [...]The post Submit Your…
  • Top 5 Beat Maker Software Programs

    Admin Mr. Mig
    30 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    Top 5 Beat Maker Software Programs (what's the difference?) "It's The Ear..Not The Gear!"Let me break it down for you.. Hey guys..It's Mig here. If you are looking for software for making beats? Great! I want to talk about something that I am constantly asked by new producers and recording artists. After hearing the quality of my production work on big named artists like Beyonce, Lorde, Cher and countless others,  people often ask me..right away "What do you use to make everything sound so good? " and "What's the best software for making beats? I think the misconception is that you have…
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    GuitarDude

  • Why You DON' T Love "Yourself".

    Francesco Settesoldi
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    In one of my previous posts I wrote about Self-Love. We all know that feeling to a certain degree. Now, there is no such thing as a "Self".  It cannot be found, it cannot be grasped. There's only Consciousness. That's why loving yourself becomes loving the Consciousness,the breathing, the thoughts, the emotions, the very fact of existance. Therefore, the word Self-Love is used in this article to refer to that kind of Love that does not contain the me/you duality idea. It's all One.If you always love "yourself", or if you consciously love "yourself" 96% of the time, feel free to move…
  • Bass Guitar For Beginners: 4 Books

    Francesco Settesoldi
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Let's talk about Bass Guitar for beginners. So, you are starting to play Bass Guitar and you are looking for a method that brings you positive results. Take a look at these four books:Bass Guitar For Dummies: this book will teach you the basicsHal Leonard Bass Method : a good alternative to the one i've previously mentioned. Pick one or anotherm just start with somethingThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar: this one can be a good complement to "Bass Guitar for Dummies", you can buyt them togetherMel Bay's Bass Scales Wall Chart : this book features the most commonly used scales…
  • Blues Guitar Lesson with Marty Schwartz

    Francesco Settesoldi
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Hey people! Here is a great Blues Guitar Lesson, by Marty Schwartz. Learn how to play a few more advanced blues/rock licks with this video. I like those licks, they sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Marty is very good at teaching them with his chilled vibe.Before you watch the video, make sure to grab one of those books if you are serious about playing the Blues.RECOMMENDED RESOURCES Blues You Can Use  Blues Guitar Songs  Blues Rhythm Guitar (Master Class) The Blues Guitar Handbook  2000 Blues Licks That RockAlso Check Out my free lessons here. If you want…
  • Guitar Equipment: the Line 6 POD HD500X Guitar Floor Multi-Effects Pedal

    Francesco Settesoldi
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    One of my readers recently bought this Line 6 POD HD500X Guitar Floor Multi-Effects Pedal, which I think was a pretty good choice.You can connect extra pedals to it and you don't need to purchase a power supply. There is a built in noise suppressor and a wide range of different sounds to choose from. This is not only something that you will use at home, but you can also use it to perform Live, as it provides good quality sounds.The other thing you could do is you could use a real wah wah pedal with separate reverb, overdrive, phaser and delay pedals (or whatever you choose to use) which is…
  • 5 Books to Develop a Productive Mindset

    Francesco Settesoldi
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    So, I've been making lists and spreading the word about several books in the past months. Books about Motivation, books about Self-Improvement. I noticed that my readers gave more attention to some books than others. Therefore, today I wanted to make a list of those books that seem to be more successful and inspire the attention of my readers:1 - Self-Discipline in 10 days: How To Go From Thinking to Doing : this book is clearly fascinating my readers, probably because it contains practical exercises to do.2The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change : altough…
 
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  • Bade acche lagte hai (serial) - star pluss Song Tittle Lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Serial : Bade acche lagte haiSong LyricDil ki dhadkan badhti jaye,Saamne jab who aaye..Pyaar isi ko kehte hain kya,Koi yeah samjhaye..Magar sacche lagte hain..Yeah dharti, yeah nadiya, yeah raina aur tum..Kuch jaana kuch anjaana sa,Mujhko woh ab laage..Saari raina sapna banke,Woh aankhon mein jaage..Magar sacche lagte hain..Yeah dharti, yeah nadiya, yeah raina aur tum...Dheere dheere haule haule,Chupke se ab hoga..Kehte hain yeah pyaar jise hum,Na jaane kab hoga..Bade acche lagte hain..         Yeah mausam, yeah baatein, yeah uljhan aur tum….Hum tum kitne paas hain…
  • Saraswatichandra (Star Plus) - Serial Tittle Song Lyric

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Serial : Saraswatichandra (Star Plus)Actors : Gautam Rode,Jennifer WingetSingers : Javed Ali & Shreya Ghoshal {download}Song LyricsKuch na kahein, bas chup raheinKhamoshiyan hi keh jaayeTham jaaye, yeh jahaanAur pal bhi, theher jaayeRahein na kuch bhi darmiyaanMitey yeh saari duriyaanMilke bhi hain adhuri si,Yeh daastaan...Rahein na kuch bhi darmiyaanMitey yeh saari duriyaanMilke bhi hain adhuri si,Yeh daastaan...Zid yeh thi tumhe, ki hum bhi kuch kaheinHamein yeh gila tha ki tum chup raheYeh majbooriyan, aur yeh fansle Chah nhi te bhiBadhte gaye....Ab jo yeh ehsaas haiYeh jo adhuri aas…
  • Nee Jathaga Nenundali (2014) - Telugu Movie Songs and Lyrics

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    Movie : Nee Jathaga Nenundali (2014) .Starring : SachinJ Joshi, Nazia HussainDirector : Jaya RavindraSingers : Shreya ghoshalMusic : Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit TiwariLyricists : ChandraboseSong  1 : Vintunnavva Nestham {mp3}                 Vintunnavva Nestham {lyric}Song 2 : Manase Pedavina {mp3}               Manase Pedavina {lyric}Song 3 : Pranama Naa Pranama {mp3}               Pranama Naa Pranama {lyric}Song 4 : Kanabadunaa {mp3}       …
  • Premante Emito - Song Lyric from Nee Jathaga Nenundali (2014) Telugu Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Singers : ShaaribLyricists : ChandraboseMusic : Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit TiwariSong LyricsPremante yemito varninchaalanteDaarampai muthyame nilapadamePreminchadamemito vivarinchalantePuvvulatho katthine nimaradameNeerantu kaadu nippantu kaadu ee premade ye gunam ho..Neetlo putteti nippera prema kashtamra challarchatam ho…Dehanne daati andanne daati digi choodaraa lothugaa.. ho…Aa lothulloni aunnathyamlona premuntundi yetthugaa.. ho…
  • Kshaminchave Cheli - Song Lyric from Nee Jathaga Nenundali (2014) Telugu Movie

    VALLURI SRINAVYA
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Singers : Sreeram ChandraLyricists : ChandraboseMusic : Mithoon, Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari Song LyricsKshaminchave cheli sahinchaveSakhi nanu marachi nuvve jeevinchaveBharinchave nijam smarinchakeGatham nanu marachi nuvve jeevinchaveNee prema meeda chesesthunna pramaaname..Naa janma daati saagisthunna prayaaname..Naa jeevitham jeevinchaveKshaminchave cheli sahinchaveSakhi nanu marachi nuvve jeevinchaveNinne namme nestham nuvvu..Neekandinche saayam nuvvu ..Nuvve saage daare nuvvu..Neeke cheppe dhairyam nuvvu..Nuvvu mokke daivam nuvvu..Cheragani charitha nuvvu..Ninne namme nestham…
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    MusikFace

  • CYGNETS – Gallows (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Video submitted by Logan Turner. Submit your music here. About CYGNETS: Cygnets have been an indie rock/electronic band in Canada now for 5 years. They’ve made 15 videos, and released 3 albums and are about to release our first album on a label. They’ve always tried to make exciting music that fuses electronic sounds with modern indie rock all anchored by dramatic catchy vocal hooks. This has resulted in them frequently being compared to the 1980s. Which doesn’t bother them, though they don’t really associate ourselves with a particular scene or period of music.
  • Summon the Octopi – Apricots Apricate (Alligators Alligate)

    Charlie Ferrer
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Video submitted by Rob Gordon. Submit your video here. About Summon the Octopi: Listen up and submerge into the instrumental post-rock world of the Octopi. A one dude band from Berlin, Germany writing, playing and recording all instruments creating a sonic collage of buzzing abyss, delicate romance and intricate grooves that will keep you on your toes, auditorily dissecting the vast influences that acted as ingredients to this truly unique recipe. Summon the Octopi’s debut EP’Nonversations’ is due November 17th 2014 and will drop jaws like lollipops from babies mouths.
  • M.Dizz – Werk (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Video submitted by Marcus Edwards. Submit your video here. About M.Dizz: M.Dizz a.k.a. the producer Dizzle Beatz, comes out of Detroit, MI with influences from across the country. He represents the Detroit based group High Royalty Ent. as an artist, producer, and engineer. He has produced 95% of his total catalog and has been making music since his freshman years in college. He is a strong lyricist with great songwriting ability ad a top notch producer. Be on the lookout for his latest project “The Resume”. What Inspires M.Dizz: In his own words, “I am inspired by music of…
  • Gold Plated People – 88 Constellations (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Video submitted by Brett Buescher. Submit your video here.  About Gold Plated People: Gold Plated People began, after longtime friends Tullie Bailey (Tullie Rap) and Robert Houston II (Black Pegasus) decided to combine backpack style hip hop with some abstract and alternative sound. After making music and touring around the world as solo artists for over a decade, they felt it was time try something fresh and bright. Which led to their first single 88 constellations, a trippy take on space travel meets spirituality. With Tullie Rap’s Johnny Cash like sensibility, and Black…
  • The Midwest Home-Grown Band – Sturgis Calls (Music Video)

    Charlie Ferrer
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Video submitted by Eric Einhorn. Submit your video here. About The Midwest Home-Grown Band: The Midwest Home Grown Band is a unique assembly of Americana style troubadours prone to inserting melodic musical morsels into tasty jam sandwiches filled with prophetic prose and insightful true-isms. They are also known for their migratory trolling of the pubs and clubs throughout the Heartland. Bartering their craft for alcohol, cigarettes, gasoline, and an occasional buck, they are a happy-go-lucky bunch that cares much more about playing their clever tunes to an enthusiastic audience than about…
 
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  • UK trio alt-J ∆ announce surprise Australian promo tour

    musicuniverse
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    UK trio alt-J ∆, performing two special headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney this October. Their upcoming second album This Is All Yours (released Friday 19 September on Liberator/Infectious Music) is arguably the most anticipated British record of 2014. Last time the Leeds indie outfit – Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) – were in Australia, dates sold out in just five minutes. Get prepared – these 2014 shows will sell fast! alt-J announced their arrival back in May 2012 with their debut album, An Awesome Wave. Internationally, alt-J…
  • Phosphorescent Australian 2014 Meredith sideshows announced

    musicuniverse
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Phosphorescent has announced his Meredith 2014 sideshows to accompany his forthcoming appearance at the annual music festival. Between performing at The ‘Sup as part of the Meredith Music Festival 2014 lineup, Athens-bred musician Matthew Houck – the brains behind the Phosphorescent moniker – will bring his esteemed songbook to both Melbourne and Sydney. Houck doesn’t have quite as lengthy an affinity with Australia, but it’s comparatively early days yet for the skilled singer-songwriter. The prolific craftsman has released six studio albums as Phosphorescent since starting out back…
  • Cloud Nothings announce Meredith sideshows

    musicuniverse
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Cloud Nothings are returning for an Australian tour this December. From its beginnings as Dylan Baldi’s basement phenomenon to the current power-trio of drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke, Cloud Nothings’ beyond immediate alt-punk is at once nostalgic and groundbreaking – recalling the golden age of Buzzcocks, Blink-182 and Husker Dü yet featured among Hype Machine’s Most Blogged Artists of 2014. Backing up Attack On Memory, the Steve Albini-helmed breakthrough album with which they first toured Australia in 2013, Here And Nowhere Else again sets Baldi’s breathtaking ear…
  • The 2015 Soundwave festival lineup is here

    musicuniverse
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    The Soundwave 2015 lineup has finally arrived to usher in the festival’s awesome new two-day format with an awesome two-day bill, topped by Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash, and Marilyn Manson. Honestly, we don’t know how AJ Maddah does it but Soundwave continues to get bigger and badder each year. The 2015 lineup is stacked with quality, from Incubus, Lamb of God, Ministry, Antemasque, Gerard Way, Fall Out Boy, Judas Priest, and Godsmack, to All Time Low, Papa Roach, Tonight Alive, Crossfaith, Atreyu, and Fear Factory. Soundwave’s new two-day format will mean twice as…
  • Hot Dub Time Machine announces biggest Australian tour

    musicuniverse
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Australia’s hottest mashup DJ right now is Hot Dub Time Machine and he has just announced his Biggest. Tour. Ever. With his retro madness, dancing gladness skillz, Hot Dub aka DJ Tom Loud, looks set to transport his genre-hopping party to hot-dubbers across Australia this October. Having already become the talk of the town following his performance at this year’s Falls Festival, Hot Dub surpassed everyone’s expectation at the 2014 Splendour in The Grass. With his dial set to 1954, Hot Dub promises to bring you back to the future, and it involves a whole lot of booty shaking,…
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  • ‘Birdman’, A Film Starring Michael Keaton A Washed-Up Superhero Actor Who Tries Taking on a Broadway Play

    Deb
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
      Birdman (full title: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)) is a 2014 American comedy-drama co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film stars Michael KeatonEmma StoneEdward NortonAndrea RiseboroughZach GalifianakisNaomi WattsAmy RyanMerritt Wever, and Benjamin Kanes. The film will be released on October 17, 2014. An actor (Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
  • St. Vincent (Annie Clark) Fails at identifying her own musical influences

    Deb
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
      Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release an album with one of her favorite musicians, David Byrne. During some downtime at last weekend’s Rock En Seine festival where St. Vincent was playing a set, French site Sourdoreille decided to play a little game with Clark to see if she could identify songs from her biggest influences and collaborators. “This is a very cruel game you’re playing,” she said at one point. Clark is mostly on-point, though she does mess up when the…
  • Keira Knightley Shows Of Her Nipples (NSFW)

    Deb
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
      Kiera goes bare for a spread in Interview Magazine More in INTERVIEW MAGAZINE In a gorgeous new black and white spread for Interview magazine, the 29-year-old actress bares her breasts while striking a stunning pose in only high-waisted black pants and black lace gloves. Knightley pouts her lips with her long wet hair cascading down her head and face. In another shot from the spread, Knightley wears a beautiful black dress while lying on her back. The gown features intricate embroidery of suns and birds. Also visible in the pic is Knightley’s wedding ring. Keira Knightley by…
  • Watch: Kate Boy Perform ‘Self Control’ Live in studio

    Deb
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
      Kate Boy is a Stockholm-based electro-pop group. The members are Kate Akhurst (originally from Australia), Markus Dextegen and Hampus Nordgren Hemlin of the Swedish trio Rocket Boy. Get the EP ‘Northern Lights’ HERE   Music video by Kate Boy performing Self Control. (C) 2014 Fiction Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited.     UPCOMING SHOWS:AUG 29 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN DEBASER MEDISAUG 30 STRADBALLY, IRELAND ELECTRIC PICNICSEP 12 PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO ELECTRONIC BEATS FESTIVALOCT 12 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO CORONA CAPITALOCT 14 LOS…
  • Underworld franchise gets a Reboot!

    Deb
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
      The popular franchise Underworld gets a reboot. The greedy film companies still think there is money to earn from this series apparently.  To date, the franchise has made a shade over $450m – not a bad sum, given that they didn’t cost a huge amount to make in the first place.        According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is set to be rebooted, with Cory Goodman (who previously wrote the 2011 film Priest, which had a similar action-horror atmosphere) in charge of writing the script. Presumably, the success of great female characters such as…
 
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  • Rock Show: Thurston Moore UK Tour Dates

    Rockshot
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts, will be released on October 20th, 2014 on Matador Records. The Best Day album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads. Following The Thurston Moore Band’s (James Sedwards of Nought – guitar, Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine... The post Rock Show: Thurston Moore UK Tour Dates appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Rock Media: Angus & Julia Stone. Video & Tour.

    Rockshot
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Monday 6th of October sees the release of ‘Grizzly Bear’, the second single taken from Angus & Julia Stone’s critically acclaimed self-titled third album, produced by Rick Rubin. The album debuted at #1 in France, Australia and New Zealand and peaked Top 10 in 14 other counties on iTunes. Grizzly Bear’ features a breezy Californian... The post Rock Media: Angus & Julia Stone. Video & Tour. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Interview: Jon Anderson. Creating New Spirit.

    Tim Price
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    On a cool English afternoon Tim Price, connected with the legendary Jon Anderson in a sunny California. We learn how a new project with violinist extraordinaire, Jean-Luc Ponty, became a Kickstarter campaign. We delve into the works of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson and Yes and the historical content continues as two towns who helped to... The post Interview: Jon Anderson. Creating New Spirit. appeared first on Rockshot.
  • Live Review: Green Man 2014

    Rockshot
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    The dramatic and picturesque Brecon Beacons makes Green Man one of the most striking music festival settings. The undulant landscape on all sides makes a mind-blowing backdrop for the rich offering of music and activities on offer for the 20,000 capacity crowd. It’s just the right size to create the festival atmosphere without making you... The post Live Review: Green Man 2014 appeared first on Rockshot.
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  • Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker – Album Review

    Jamie Coughlan
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Ramshackle, Unhinged Cowpunk Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson apparently sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in Mississippi to acquire his talent. Benjamin Booker needs his own mythos. What good is a bluesman without one? So, here’s what happened: Rough Trade Records mixed Chuck Berry with B.B. King in a big old pot of Gumbo (there may have been voodoo involved), threw in some pinches of  The Gun Club’s cowpunk and a generous portion of  1950s rock n roll energy. The ramshackle result is New Orleans based garage rock/blues wunderkind Benjamin Booker. The devious…
  • J Mascis – Tied To A Star – Album Review

    Jimmy Knuckles
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Intimate, Mature, Solid. If you’re a Dinosaur Jr. fan you won’t be too surprised to see another J Mascis record surface in 2014. Over the past few years we have seen the indie rock icons frontman Mascis churn out quality after quality release at a prolific rate. With each project an opportunity for Mascis to show off his various talents, whether it’s long solos, acoustic covers, pounding the drum skins or perhaps just to lend his vocals, Mascis has been busy. On Tied to a Star we find Mascis returning to his acoustic roots. On his second album for legendary Seattle indie…
  • Palma Violets @ Club 85, Hitchin 21/08/2014

    Jamie Coughlan
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Visceral, Unhinged, And Stuart Pearce So Adrian (flatmate), Frank (friend), and I are standing there, Stellas in hand, at the back of the black light loving Hitchin hotspot Club 85 waiting for London four piece Palma Violets to take the stage when in walks retired footballer Stuart Pearce! Screw the sycophantic Radio 1 mouthpiece Zane Lowe, the presence of the former England and Nottingham Forest star and renowned punk is a much bigger endorsement for the young hellraisers from Lambeth. I mean, the man loves a gig so much that in 1979 he ended up on the back cover of infamous punk band The…
  • Jonathan Boulet – Gubba

    James Barber
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Jonathan Boulet is a name that many will associate with an exuberance for celebrating sunshine. Whether you knew he was from the country of eternal summer (Australia) or not, you would have felt the shimmers in the dreamy warmth of his first two albums. Tracks like “You Are A Animal” felt redolent of the kind of relentless tribal energy Animal Collective channeled for their album Feels. But rather than achieving an abstract culmination of effects that were at once warm and experimental, Boulet harnessed a more coherent path. This is probably why a cursory glance at his last.fm page…
  • Jakil – Istanbul – Play It Again, Sam

    Jamie Coughlan
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Feel Good. Get The Funk. I like funk. In 2006 I had the chance to go to see the inimitable James Brown in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. For free. Due to rampant assholery on my part, I got accidentally drunk the night before and missed the entire gig the next day. On a scale of one to stupid, that life decision was about a 42. It’s right up there with the time I decided not to go to see Fugazi in 2001 as I only knew them because Kurt Cobain wrote their name on his Converse. I figured they couldn’t be that good. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. You’d be nearly as stupid as me if…
 
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  • NYC’s Top 5 Concerts This Week: #2 is a Major Artist Playing FREE

    Nicolas White
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Hump Day—a holiday to reflect, to come together, and to remember the three days that came prior. On this truly special day that comes but once a week, it stands to reason that we must all look forward to what comes next. So, wipe away those wistful tears blurring the computer screen, and check out these freakin’ awesome concerts happening this week! The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. Twin Peaks @ Baby’s All Right (8/14) Look at…
  • The Best Concerts in NYC This Week: You Probably Didn’t Even Know #3 Existed!

    Nicolas White
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Some great concerts coming your way in NYC this week. There’s the peculating hype of a band about to break-out at Webster Hall, a local favorite playing a career-defining gig, an unknown yet surprisingly awesome festival out on an island, and a few free shows that cannot be missed. Can you wait a fraction of a second to see who’s playing? Let’s find out. The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. FKA Twigs @ Webster Hall (8/6)…
  • Interview: UTOPiA Festival Director, Aaron Brown, Talks What It Takes to Create a Unique Fest in 2014. Plus: Win 2 Weekend Passes!

    Nicolas White
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In a music festival climate cluttered with options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer scope of the American market. In this great festival boom, every type of event imaginable has popped up, from the gargantuan Bonnaroo’s of the world, to the scattered stages of free city fests. Amid all the noise, though, one festival is doing its own thing—Texas’ UTOPiA Fest.  UTOPiA Festival 2014 We sat down with Aaron Brown, the festival director of UTOPiA, to hear the story behind the event. Join us, as we discuss the ethereal “magic” that drove him towards this…
  • Shows of the Week: 5 NYC Concerts You Can’t Miss

    Nicolas White
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    We sort through the forever crowded concert forecast in NYC: This week brings some awesome acts, including DJ Mustard, Neon Indian, and Cherry Glazerr. Go ahead, guess who’s number one. I dare you. The Best Concerts in NYC This Week Let the Rukkus Concierge do the work for you—just click “Get Tickets” and we’ll find the best deal available and make it happen. Simple. 1. Jagwar Ma @ Webster Hall (7/30) Jagwar Ma are from Australia… mate. Why?: Jagwar Ma were destined for widespread popularity the moment they dropped Howlin, their debut LP. Contrary to the immediacy of…
  • Preview: What to See at Out In the Streets Festival

    Jason Schellhardt
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    We know you’re still recovering from Gigawatts Festival, but let us give you a few reasons to spend another weekend in Bushwick–well, technically Ridgewood. Out In the Streets will return to the Vander-Ende Onderdonk House for two days of live music and much more. Out In the Streets 2014 In addition to having a solid lineup of great Brooklyn bands, Out In the Streets will offer art, food vendors and a giant slip-n-slide. Sounds like a pretty rad weekend to us. Tickets are available now through the festival’s website. Must-See Acts: 1. Hunters Why?:These Pennsylvania…
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