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Henry Rollins Takes Hard Stance Against Suicide In Light of Robin Williams’ Death

August 21st, 2014 By Megan Hatfield

Henry Rollins’ thoughts on Robin Williams suicide has led to much controversy that it seems better if he had said nothing at all.

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Tanlines, Live at the Sayers Club

August 22nd, 2014 By Reuben Merringer

As part of Red Bull’s Sound Select concert series, Brooklyn’s electro-pop duo Tanlines performed an intimate set at the relatively tiny Sayers Club in Hollywood in anticipation of playing the main stage at FYF Fest this weekend. Sound Select’s mission statement is both to put on great shows and expose new audiences to rising talents, with an emphasis on supporting local acts. Wednesday’s show, curated by Amoeba Music and KCRW, included opening acts Roses and SISU, fitting complements to Tanlines’ peppy, hip-swinging beats and encouraging lyrical turns. Read more…

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Celebration – Albumin

August 22nd, 2014 By Chris Ernt


Strongest When They’re Raunchiest

Celebration’s sound is hard to pin down and pigeon-hole. They label themselves as a psychedelic soul band, but that doesn’t come close to describing the breadth of their sound. Read more…

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Joy – Under The Spell Of Joy

August 22nd, 2014 By Aaron Vehling


They Came, They Riffed but They Didn’t Conquer

What is the recipe for Joy? On the classic-rock revival band’s latest, Under the Spell of Joy, they offer up their own interpretation: Equal parts Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Add a couple cups of early 90s Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden, then whip it up and serve it cold without any sugary topping. Read more…

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John Legend and Sharon Jones Marvin Gaye Tribute Live at Hollywood Bowl

August 21st, 2014 By Marisa Rose Ficara

Bright lights and a warm breeze welcomed a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Wednesday night. With the help of the Los Angeles Philharmonic & Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend provided a moving tribute to the Motown hero Marvin Gaye roughly three decades after his untimely passing. What was expected to be a beautiful tribute to Marvin Gaye himself as well as to his record What’s Going On turned into a musical political platform. Recorded and released in 1971 during a time in American history where Richard Nixon was president, Americans were protesting the Vietnam War and racial tensions were escalating in the streets. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On emphasized love and political awareness to his listeners. Fast forward four decades later and his platform still resonates more than ever.
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DragonForce – Maximum Overload

Murder City Devils – The White Ghost Has Blood On Its Hands Again

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The Silent Scene – Cities EP


WATCH: Jenny Lewis and Beck Cover Rod Stewart’s “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”

August 22nd, 2014 By Megan Hatfield

Beck and Jenny Lewis perform a cover of Rod Stewart’s 1978 hit song “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy.”

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Lollapalooza Attacker Sentenced To Jail Time

August 22nd, 2014 By Megan Hatfield

The man who attacked and bit another attendant at the Chicago Lollapalooza music festival has been charged for his crime. Chicago residents will no longer have to worry about becoming someone else’s supper anytime soon.
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Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues Playing Benefit Concert Sunday 8/24 In St. Louis

August 22nd, 2014 By Megan Hatfield

Cat Power Sun announced earlier today that she and the Dirty Delta Blues will be playing a benefit concert this Sunday Aug. 24 at the Firebird.

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Run The Jewels Announce New Album RTJ2 For October 2014 Release

August 22nd, 2014 By Jess Marshalek

Run The Jewels, the rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike, have announced they will release their sophomore album via Mass Appeal Records on October 28th, 2014. The album is called, RTJ2, and the duo released a new single as well this week, “Blockbuster Night Part 1.”

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Amanda Palmer Announces Book “The Art of Asking” For November 2014 Release

Amanda Palmer Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ani DiFranco Announces New Album Allergic To Water For October 2014 Release

Morrissey’s Album Pulled From Digital Retailers and Spoken Word Videos Pulled Down

T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens and Taylor Goldsmith Unite for Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes

Chino Moreno Announces New Team Sleep Album for Early 2015 Release

WATCH: The War On Drugs Release New Video For “Under The Pressure”

Aphex Twin Announces New Album Syro For Sept. 2014 Release

The Knife Breaks Up

Thurston Moore Says Black Metal is “Music Made by Pussies of the Lowest Order”

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the daftest punk of all --- friendship

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