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Suckers – Candy Salad

April 30th, 2012

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It’s Kids In A Candy Store!

Candy Salad is an album with great spirit. In only two years, the Brooklyn band has emerged with a sharp, power pop sound that will make you feel like a child in a candy store. Although they stopped performing in face paint and costumes (that was a characteristic of their early day shows), their shouting and chanting in unison is still one of the distinctive feature of their music. Behind Suckers’ sound, there is producer Matt Boynton’s experience (and recording studio – Vacation Island, right in Williamsburg, NY). Read more…

By Silvia Carluccio Posted in Reviews

Opeth, Mastodon and Ghost Heritage Hunter Tour Live at Gibson Amphitheatre 4/26/12

April 30th, 2012

Swedish band Ghost, the opener for this tour, has been generating a lot of buzz in the metal community, so much so that the venue was almost completely full when they played. Not only is this rare for an opening band, but the venue’s doors opened right before they hit the stage. So at a time when people are usually trickling in and getting situated, the crowd was already seated and watching with rapt attention. It’s no wonder since Ghost has so much mystery surrounding them and they write damn good songs. They practically came out of nowhere with a 3 track demo in 2010 and their first full length album, Opus Eponymous, in 2011. Read more…

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Robbers on High Street – Anything Could Happen EP

April 29th, 2012
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Hello My Old/New Friends!

Robbers on High Street was born in Poughkeepsie and has spent the last ten years (give or take) making awesome records and slowly trickling into national awareness. This six piece band is “confident and unabashed in their grasp of late-60s Anglophilia” according to their bio, and it is the truth.  Their newly released Anything Can Happen EP carries the same jolly sonic fun as the early Oasis records. Bonus points: these guys seem way nicer than Oasis. Read more…

By Maggie Levin Posted in Reviews

Alabama Shakes Announce Summer 2012 Tour Dates

April 28th, 2012

Rock group Alabama Shakes have announced their plans to go on tour this summer. Keep reading for more information.

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Watch: The Rapture Release New Video For “How Deep Is Your Love”

April 28th, 2012

This track is off the group’s album In The Grace of Your Love (2011). Watch it after the jump.

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By Hallie Harmon Posted in News

Jack White Set to Score Disney’s The Lone Ranger

April 28th, 2012

Jack White, who has lent his musical talents to movie soundtracks before, has taken on the role of composer for Disney’s The Lone Ranger. Find out more after the jump.

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TLC To Go on Tour with Projection of “Left Eye”

April 28th, 2012

Popular 90s hip hop group TLC lost one of its members, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002. The remaining members have announced that a tour is in the works for later this year. Keep reading for more details.

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Listen: Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp Cover “You’re So Vain”

April 28th, 2012

In the midst of working on upcoming films Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp found the time to join Marilyn Manson on a cover track of “You’re So Vain.” Listen to it after the jump.

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CFCF – Exercises

April 28th, 2012

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You Won’t Break a Sweat

It’s true, the soundtracks to your favorite teen dramas, HBO sports documentaries, and insurance commercials actually fall into a pretty specific genre. Mostly overlooked until recently, ambient/minimalism artists are being championed by the masses with prominent pop musicians dipping their ladles into the pot – Trent Reznor and Jonny Greenwood to name a few. But the few that mainly exist in the music blogoposphere – like Eluvium, Mono, Hammock, and Akira Kosemura – know how to pull on some heartstrings without the use of visual accompaniment. Michael Silver, also known as CFCF, is no different. His latest EP, Exercises, does exactly that and doesn’t even leave you tired.

By Terence Calacsan Posted in Reviews

Nneka Live at the Troubadour 3/11/12

April 28th, 2012

It was a night unlike many others in Los Angeles, the small club was packed to the rafters with people representing all walks of life and a variety of countries- especially African countries. A medley of languages and dialects levitated in an atmosphere of peace and celebration.  One of Africa’s own was to hit the stage and it felt long-awaited.

“Every time I give or perform, I open myself to the world. It’s like stripping naked every night. When you take or receive, make sure you don’t keep it to yourself…it’s all love.” -Nneka

By Aisha Humphrey Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews