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Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup Including Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys and Tiesto

April 8th, 2014 By Kevin Amodia

The lineup for the seventh annual Outside Lands Festival, held in Golden Gate Park has just been announced, and wow is it hot. Atop the roster of extraordinary performers is Kanye West, fresh of his “impressive” performance with Jay Z at last month’s SXSW in Austin, TX. Joining Kanye to add even more star power to San Francisco’s historical park is Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, classic rocking Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys.
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Fucked Up – Year of the Dragon

April 17th, 2014 By Laura Ansill


The Year of Fucked Up (Again)

Since the release of 2012’s many-a-year-end list topper David Comes to Life, fans have been wondering whether we’d seen the best, and possibly the last, of Fucked Up, and worried that maybe it was time to prepare for the almost inevitable downfall. The sixth in their now nearly 10-year-old Zodiac Series, Year of the Dragon answers that question once and for all: Fucked Up is here to stay and they’re bringing our heads banging right along with them. Springtime may be the season for pop punk, but Fucked Up wants to make sure we don’t head into the sunshine all full of smiles and rainbows, and they’ve got a 20 minute musical onslaught that should do just the trick. Read more…

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Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper Sky

April 17th, 2014 By Jody Poczik


Nothing New, but Nothing to Pass Up

Rodney Crowell is a name any country music fan undoubtedly knows. When you’re discussing an artist as prolific as Crowell, there are a few things you can expect before pressing play: the songwriting is going to be meaningful and carry its own merit; the recording is going to sound pristine; and overall you can expect the album to be, at the very least, good. Tarpaper Sky certainly does not skip over any of these. Crowell was born in Crosby, Texas in 1950, and moved to Nashville in 1972 where he got a job as a songwriter and began his career in music. Recently, he has released his fourteenth album of his 36 years as a recording artist. Read more…

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Amps for Christ – Canyons Cars and Crows

April 17th, 2014 By Connor McInerney


Where Fusion Falls Flat

Amps for Christ is an experimental side project by Henry Barnes of the outfits Man is the Bastard and Bastard Noise, power violence bands both based out of southern California. Despite Barnes’s previous experience in hardcore punk subgenres, his newest project is reflective of his appreciation for traditional folk music, combined with an aptitude and preference for eclectic electronic instrumentation. The end process of these influences is a sound similar to a combination of artists like Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel and The Antlers. These inspirations come through loud and clear on the project’s newest album, Canyons Cars and Crows. Read more…

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The Mowgli’s Popup Show at Great Scott, Boston

April 17th, 2014 By Emily Clark

On the one year anniversary of the tragic Boston marathon bombing, band of merry pranksters The Mowgli’s paid tribute to the victims and supported #BostonStrong with a popup pre-show. Prior to their sold out concert in Cambridge, the band gathered some wooden stools and donations from lucky passersby, Twitter savvy fans and regulars at small bar venue The Great Scott in honor of the tragedy’s one year anniversary. All proceeds from the show went to One Fund Boston , a foundation helping those most affected by the tragic bombings that occurred last year in Boston. Read more…

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OFF! – Wasted Years

Teebs – E s t a r a

Trophy Scars – Holy Vacants

John Frusciante – Enclosure


LISTEN: La Sera Releases New Track “Running Wild”

April 18th, 2014 By Alec Cole

New work from La Sera, and not nearly as blue as the last two. Another track from Hour of the Dawn is out, and it kicks ass…cheerfully. Listen to “Running Wild” below.

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Veruca Salt Announces Summer 2014 Tour Dates

April 17th, 2014 By Alec Cole

It’s the article we’ve been waiting to post ever since we heard that Veruca Salt was reuniting. The vaunted Chicagoan grunge outfit has announced tour dates in support of an upcoming release.

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Wax Trax! Records To Return in Summer 2014

April 17th, 2014 By Alec Cole

Spring is in the air, it’s almost Easter – there’s no better time for new beginnings. Wax Trax! Records should agree, as the once-defunct indie label is roaring back to life. The label is set to reactivate this Summer, and plans to celebrate the occasion with the release of a special 12″ single.

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Beck Announces Possible Release of New Album By End of 2014

April 17th, 2014 By Alec Cole

We had to wait six years for Morning Phase, Beck’s eleventh studio album. Lucky us, he seems bent on making up for lost time, and has teased an end-of-the-year due date for his next album.

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Unreleased Hank Williams Tracks Found In The Garden Spot Programs Will Be Released By Omnivore Recordings

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2014 Lineup Including Spoon, Chromeo, and A$AP Rocky

NEW MUSIC ALERT: Converge Releases New Video for “All We Love We Leave Behind”

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Front 242 Announce Fall 2014 Tour Dates

Nick Oliveri Joins Queens of the Stone Age Onstage in Portland

WATCH: Haim Performs Live at Coachella

††† (Crosses) Announce Spring 2014 Tour Dates

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There Are a Thousand Good Genres and Only One Bad One

April 11th, 2014

"but kenny g puts out some pretty good xmas albums" GET RIGHT OUTTA HERE, YOU

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