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SXSW 2015 Lineup Announced

October 22nd, 2014 By Kevin Amodia

Right on time, South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced the first round of artists invited to perform at this year’s SXSW Music Conference and Festival Taking place Tuesday, March 17 – Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
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Johnny Marr – Playland

October 25th, 2014 By Phoebe Fico


Not So Playful Playland

What made Johnny Marr so great during his tenure with The Smiths was his ability to service the song rather than his own personal interests as a guitar player. This usually meant complementing Morrissey’s dark lyrics and flexible baritone; however, within that he still managed to carve out his own sound—playfulness and lightness with the guitar that has yet to be equaled. Now, the jangle-pop guitar god is back with his second album in two years, Playland. Read more…

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Thurston Moore – The Best Day

October 25th, 2014 By Aaron Vehling


Not Just an Homage

The Best Day is an obvious Thurston Moore record: It’s got the lengthy deliberations over spiraling, intricate and often atonal guitar riffs and the dissonant chord changes that we’ve come to welcome since he and Sonic Youth first started showing us this world more than 30 years ago. It’s also pretty much a divorce record, but we’ll get to that later. Read more…

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Mary Lambert – Heart On My Sleeve

October 25th, 2014 By Stefanie Martinez


Full Speed Ahead

You’d know her voice if you heard Macklemore’s song, “Same Love.”  Mary Lambert has gone from publishing a book of poetry to being featured on one of the biggest singles in the past year.  Now she’s releasing her first album and showing us who she really is. Read more…

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Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter

October 25th, 2014 By David Sano


I push my fingers into my EAAARS

The late 1990s and early 2000s were a turbulent era – one that saw the emergence and inexplicable widespread popularity of certain strains of American heavy metal. It was a strange milieu, with bands like Deftones, Korn and Limp Bizkit leading the nu-metal charge, and other acts like Mudvayne, Powerman 5000, Sevendust and Coal Chamber making hay while the sun shone. It’s hard to talk about this era without mentioning Slipknot – the only non-Wu-Tang Clan masked nine-piece to ever really hit it big in American music. Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Slipknot have outlasted many of their contemporaries, and despite some recent turmoil, have come together to release .5: The Gray Chapter, the band’s fifth full-length album. Read more…

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CMJ Day Four Part Two – Samantha Crain & First Aid Kit

CMJ Day Four Part One – Adult Jazz

New Build – Pour It On

Moon Block Party at Pomona Fairplex

Lo-Pan – Colossus


WATCH: Kindness Performs “World Restart”

October 25th, 2014 By Doug Farrell

Kindness performed at the FADER FORT a couple of nights ago, and the video for the performance has just hit the internet. The only question that comes to my mind is: “How have I never heard of this kid before?” Read more…

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Ozzy Osbourne Confirms Black Sabbath Will Break Up After One Final Album And Tour

October 25th, 2014 By Doug Farrell

After guitarist Tony Iommi confirmed that Black Sabbaths upcoming tour will be their last, front man Ozzy Osbourne has reaffirmed that stance, saying that the group will break up after the album, leaving the individual members to focus on their respective solo careers. Read more…

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LISTEN: Foo Fighters Release New Song “The Feast And The Famine”

October 25th, 2014 By Doug Farrell

Sonic Highways cannot come soon enough, as far as I’m concerned. That feeling is multiplied by double or even triple having now heard the new single that the Foo Fighters have just released off the new album, “The Feast And The Famine.” Read more…

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LISTEN: Iggy Azalea Releases New Song “Beg For It” Featuring Mo

October 25th, 2014 By Doug Farrell

On the verge of re-releasing a re-tooled version of her debut record The New Classic under the title Reclassified, Iggy Azalea has just released a new video for her single, “Beg For It,” which will be featured on the upcoming record. Read more…

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Klaxons Announce They Are Breaking Up After Final Winter 2015 Tour

Liam Gallagher’s Band Beady Eye Announces They Are Breaking Up

Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Has Died

Decemberists Release Artwork For New Album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Ulver Announces Box Set Reissue Of Early Albums

Death From Above 1979 Announces Fall 2014 Tour Dates

Mariachi El Bronx Announces Fall And Winter 2014 Tour Dates

Run The Jewels 2 Full Album Leaked Four Days Before Official Release Date

Accomplished Music Photographer David Redfern Dies

U2 Announces They Will Release Album Trilogy And Stopped Work On Danger Mouse-Produced Album

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Daft Punk Unveiled

May 16th, 2014

the daftest punk of all --- friendship

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