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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Brighten Your Day With “Run” [Video]

    The infectious, highly danceable, indie-pop from Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is on display more than ever in their new video for “Run.” The track, taken from the band’s second album released last fall, “The Speed of Things,” will get you moving on the dance floor despite sad lyrics that are in stark contrast to the upbeat music and melody. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is currently on tour throughout the US in support of “The Speed of Things.” Be sure to check out their fun live performance when they come to your city.

  • PEP Channels 50s Pop In “Stephen” Video

    Karys Rhea, best known as drummer for Brooklyn’s Starlight Girls, is releasing an EP for her side project PEP on February 11. Titled “My Baby and Me,” the record is four tracks of vintage pop reminiscent of early girl groups like the Ronettes and Shangri-La’s. PEP has released a video for “Stephen” and it really illustrates how much Rhea understands the genre. She has stated that the idea came to her when she heard “Runaround Sue” playing in a store then downloaded over 100 albums from the period. PEP’s appreciation of that golden era of pop is evident and “Stephen” is a fun song with a great video. Check it out then pre-order the EP at PEP.

  • “Foster The People” Use “Young & Sick” to Make Largest West Coast Mural for New Single

    Foster the People have released their sophomore album, dubbed “Supermodels” today. Their first single off the highly anticipated album is ‘Coming of Age’, a melodic upbeat riffs, layered hooks, a piano break and of course some hand claps. The band used artists “Young & Sick” to create the largest mural on the west coast, spanning 148 ft X 126 ft tall, just completed on the side of the Santa Fe Lofts in downtown LA. They then used the footage as a time-lapse set to their new single. I don’t know if the song makes me enjoy this video or mural time-lapse hooks me on the song. The paradox of Foster the People.

  • Official Jazz Fest 2014 Talent Announcement Video

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held April 25-27 and May 1-4 this year, and to announce the bands, festival organizers teamed with Moontower VFX to create this awesome animated video. While music from The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays, the huge acts playing the fest are revealed. Not big on jazz? Don’t worry. This lineup has something for everyone. Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Robin Thicke, Public Enemy and the Avett Brothers are just some of the big name, non-jazz acts who will be there. There’s also plenty of jazz, too, with Dr. Lonnie Smith, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gregory Porter, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band,just to name a few. Watch the video then check out the full daily lineup at New Orleans Jazz Fest.

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Stage Impromptu Show on NYC Bus

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, so hot right now. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The DJ/MC duo have taken the ‘hip-pop’ world by storm over the past year, dropping chart topping hit after hit and now, they’ve taken over a New York City bus. In preparation for their performance at the Grammys on January 26th, the duo hopped on a bus ‘occupied’ by city patrons going where they need to go, but what they got was an impromptu show from one of the most popular artists out right now. Looks like the crowd enjoyed it. Recipe for internet success, I guess.

  • Stream Against Me! “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”

    Gainesville, Florida punk band Against Me! is back with their first album since singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly known as Tom Gabel) came out as a woman. “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is the same anthemic punk rock everyone has come to expect from the band, but the catchy music is now accompanied by lyrics expressing Laura Jane Grace’s transgender experiences. At just 29 minutes long, the “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” packs a punch that is sure to broaden transgender awareness in a very accessible way. The album doesn’t come out until January 21, but you can stream it in its entirety right now at NPR.

  • Oasis Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Making Catalog Available For Streaming

    It was 20 years ago today that Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, that took the world by storm. By the release of [What's the Story] Morning Glory in 1995, they had solidified themselves as kings of the Britpop movement of the 90s. Constant feuding between guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher and singer Liam Gallagher, caused the brothers numerous breakups over the years. Although officially disbanded in 2009, there has been talks of the band reuniting for the 20th anniversary, but so far no plans have been set in stone. Luckily, Oasis has finally agreed to put their music on streaming services Spotify, Deezer, and Rdio. So until they get back together, here’s a collection of some of the best from the Manchester lads.

  • Looking Back At Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Performance 46 Years Later

    In May of 1968, Johnny Cash released his 27th album titled “At Folsom Prison.” The live album was recorded January 13, 1968 at California’s Folsom State Prison. Cash had been interested in the prison since the release of his second Sun records single, “Folsom Prison Blues” in 1955. The idea to record there finally came to fruition when personnel changes at Columbia records led to famed producer Bob Johnston being assigned to Johnny Cash. Backed by Carl Perkins, The Tennessee Three, and his wife June Carter, Cash played two shows for the inmates at Folsom. Both shows were the same day, resulting in a fatigued second performance that only produced two tracks on the final album. When Columbia released the album in the Spring, they put little effort into promotion, believing that Johnny Cash had little appeal outside of his country niche. However, with Bob Johnston attached, who had help make Bob Dylan a star, the album had a much broader audience and it immediately took off. By the end of the year, “At Folsom Prison” was certified gold and the aging country star was now a mainstream success with a whole new audience. The album was certified triple platinum more »

  • This Is Why Muse Is The Must See Band Of Coachella 2014.

    Yes, Outkast is reuniting. But are they a band? No. Obviously Outkast is going to steal the show but in terms of rock bands the energy and musical talent of Muse will be second to none. This past October at Austin City Limits Muse headlined and went through a 18 song set that is a good preview for what we can expect at Coachella this April.

  • What to Expect From Coachella 2014. 9 Live Iconic Sets From Bands You Need to See

    The Coachella 2014 lineup has officially been announced. After the anti-climactic line-up of 2013, a totally revamped list of bands is sure to raise some eyebrows this year. First and four-most, the Outkast reunion, which has been heavily rumored is now a reality. Enough to make the trip out to Palm Springs, but that’s not the only set from some of the greatest live performers of days past. Fatboy Slim, Beck, Nas and Motorhead are some of the older performers who never cease to put on an entertaining show. Combine that with Muse, Foster the People and Calvin Harris and that makes a recipe for the Coachella line-up we’re all accustomed to seeing.

  • Alfred Hitchcock Stars In New Music Video From King Krule

    With his jazz-tinged bluesy debut album, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, UK-based King Krule has established himself as an incredible new force in darkwave. At the age of 19, he manages to make more complex music with dark, literary lyrics than any of his contemporaries. Hell, there are plenty of veterans twice his age who don’t have his songwriting ability. If you haven’t heard King Krule yet, check out this video for his song “A Lizard State” directed by Jamie-James Medina. The beautifully shot video also features an unlikely cameo from Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Once “A Lizard State” whets your appetite, get the full album for just $8.

  • JuggaLove Juggalo Dating Service [Video]

    Are you a juggalo looking for your juggalette? Is it hard finding a significant other who is down with the clown? Try out JuggaLove, founded by Dr. Kenneth “2 Krunk Pussy Killa” Ross, and find your dream gal who’s not put off by Faygo-induced diabetes, Great Milenko tattoos, and ridiculously oversized JNCOs.

  • Footage From Nirvana’s Last LA Concert [Video]

    On December 30, 1993 Nirvana took the stage at the LA Forum during their In Utero tour and the show was captured by filmmaker and longitme friend of the band, Dave Markey. This footage would be the last time the band would play Los Angeles before singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April of 1994. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the performance, Markey recently posted a a video highlighting three songs form the show. Here is Nirvana playing their covers of the Vaselines’ “Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam,” Daivd Bowie’s “Man Who Sold The World,” and their own “All Apologies” at the LA Forum for the last time.

  • Photo of the Day: ‘The Boss’ Gets Pulled Over for Speeding in 1978

    Bruce Springsteen was driving along from Manhattan to Holmdel, New Jersey, speeding like “the Boss”, when a couple of coppers made a routine speeding stop. The officers were thrilled to find out that the man behind the wheel was none other than Springsteen himself. Bruce’s then girlfriend, rock photographer, Lynn Goldsmith, happened to be by his side when the interaction took place and took one of the most epic classic rock photos ever to be taken. Photo via: @HistoryInPics

  • Iconic Concert: Alt-J at KEXP’s VIP Club Concert Series

    We were first introduced to Alt-J back in April when we saw them perform at a Coachella house party (see the photo below). What a weekend it was – view RSVLTS Coachella Adventure [75 Photos]. We knew it right then and there that these guys would be huge and it’s looking like they are starting to gain some serious mainstream traction. In September 2012 they performed an intimate concert for a few dozen lucky fans at KEXP’s VIP Club Concert series. The audio quality is second to none and it really showcases their immense talent. Set List: Intro Interlude I / Tessellate Something Good Dissolve Me Fitzpleasure Matilda Breezeblocks Bloodflood Hand-Made Taro Photo via: themahoganyblog.com

  • With Arms Wide Open Christmas Parody [Video]

    How could it have taken 13 years for someone to turn Creed’s ultimate turd anthem, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a Christmas parody? Instead of questioning it, just be glad that it finally happened. It helps that it’s pretty awesome, too. Be sure to follow along with the onscreen lyrics written in perfect Scott Stapp-speak.

  • Iconic Concert: The Black Keys Live at the Crystal Ballroom

    Th The Black Keys performed at  Portland, Oregon’s  famed Crystal Ballroom on April 4, 2008 and it was filmed by  Lance Bangs. The 17 songs set reflects the no-frills genius of the drums-and-guitar duo’s studio sound and no you can throw on the headphones and listen along at work. As an added bonus you can check out a past Iconic Concert of The Black Keys performing for a few dozen fans at BBC Radio One – watch it here.

  • One Man’s Complete Dominance Of Spotify Right Now Is Terrifying

    Business Insider asked Spotify to send over the top Christmas songs getting streamed right now and apparently Spotify listeners only want to spend Christmas with one man, and no one else. That man is Michael Bublé. Basically, listeners have his 2011 smash album, “Christmas,” which has sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S, on repeat. Only Mariah Carey shakes up the list with “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

  • 10 Signs Pitbull is Actually Santa Claus

    Pitbull and Santa Claus have never been in the same room at the same time. Fact. Mr. Worldwide travels the world spreading cheer to men, women and children of all shapes and sizes. Fact. Mr. 305′s time is valuable and worth billions. Fact. All signs point to limitless parallels bewteen Pitbull and the big guy. Don’t believe us? Just check out these 10 Pitbull lyrics that are undoubtedly hints that Pitbull is infact Jolly Old St. Nick. Dale.

  • Jon Lajoie’s New Holiday Classic, “Merry Christmas Exclamation Point!” [Video]

    Comedian Jon Lajoie, who can be seen on “The League” as Taco, has released the perfect Christmas song for that simple message you text to people you know but not too well: “Marry Christmas!” It will surely become a new Christmas classic as we become increasingly more connected to each other while somehow also losing our social skills. It almost makes me feel bad for doing just what he sings about every year, but not enough to change my ways or anything. Merry Christmas!

  • Never Before Seen Images of The Beatles Auctioned Off

    Recently a collection of 161 photographs of the Beatles taken during the production of their animated film “Yellow Submarine” were auctioned off. The photos were never before seen by the public and include the band seeing their animated likenesses for the first time and shots of them watching the completed film. The winning bidder also received the copyright for these photographs, making them quite the business investment. The gallery is estimated to sell for around $80,000.

  • Nirvana ‘Unplugged’ Aired 20 Years Ago (Iconic Concert)

    By far the most iconic “Unplugged” set from the MTV archives, the Nirvana set composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The Album for the set was released after Cobain passed away and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and has become the group’s most successful posthumous release, having been certified 5x platinum in the United States by 1997. “We’d seen the other Unpluggeds and didn’t like many of them, because most bands would treat them like rock shows—play their hits like it was Madison Square Garden, except with acoustic guitars.” said Dave Grohl, Nrivana Drummer. The show was played on November 18, 1993, but aired on MTV on December 14.

  • Incredible 3D GIFs From Josh Ethan Johnson [45 GIFs]

    Photographer Josh Ethan Johnson recently used some 3D GIFs he created from photos of people and places around NYC  to make a video for the song “Tendency,” a joint collaboration between Brooklyn’s Estate and Tokyo’s Liquid Pegasus. The video is cool but it’s just a small sample of the GIFs Johnson created using a Nimslo camera that allows him to take 4 pictures at once from slightly different angles to create stereoscopic 3D images.  

  • 5 Suggestions For New Gathering Of The Juggalos Location

    Insane Clown Posse has announced that they’re moving the location of their annual Gathering of the Juggalos from Cave-In-Rock Illinois. The new spot hasn’t been officially revealed yet, so we thought we’d throw out some ideas that we think all parties could agree on. Someone get us Violent J on the phone and let’s make this happen!

  • The Killers Release Christmas Video Starring Owen Wilson [Video]

    The Killers have released their annual Christmas video for the Product (Red) campaign to raise money for AIDS charities. This year’s “Christmas In L.A.” stars actors Owen Wilson and Harry Dean Stanton. The video is a mix of live-action and animation, with the Owen Wilson cartoon character being humorously accurate. The song is a an alt-country ballad in collaboration with Dawes and lyrically it seems to take some lines from Warren Zevon’s “Carmelita”. Are they trying to equate being a lost actor in L.A. with Zevon’s heroin-addict character? Beats me, I turned off the sound because the song was boring me, but the video was pretty cool to watch.

  • The Style Evolution of Brandon Flowers

    With a decade of rock stardom under his belt, not to mention a new best-of album called Direct Hits, we decided to look at the style progression of The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, from eyeliner wearing Brit Popper to leather jacket clad statesman of rock.

  • Kanye West Leaves Nike For Adidas [Video]

    After his performance at Madison Square Garden, Kanye West stopped by Hot 97 and talked with host Angie Martinez about his troubles with Nike. Apparently, Yeezy, the Great and Almighty, wanted royalties on the level of athletes like Michael Jordan. Nike refused, pointing out that Kanye is not a professional athlete, to which he replied “I go to the Garden and play one-on-no-one. I’m a performance athlete.” Now the creative genius says he will partner with Adidas for the next Yeezy shoe. What will the professional crybaby have a problem with next? Only time will tell. I give it until the afternoon before we hear about the next thing that bothers him.

  • Seth Rogen And James Franco Parody Kanye and Kim [Video]

    Remember how terrible Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ video, featuring fiance Kim Kardashian, was? If not, you should get your head checked because it just came out last week. Anyway, James Franco and Seth Rogen have remade the video from the set of their upcoming movie, “The Interview”, and it’s as good as the original was bad. Which means it’s really, really good. Hey Kanye, want to know what real genius looks like? All you need to do is watch this video.

  • Major Lazer Teams With Palladium For “Sweat” [Video]

    Major Lazer, the fun, dancehall DJ side project from famed producer Diplo, has released a video for “Sweat” from their “Free the Universe” album released earlier this year. The video was produced in partnership with footwear manufacturer Palladium, whose boots are prominent throughout. Major Lazer videos are always fun, and “Sweat”, directed by Ryan Staake, is no exception. The black light lit video is a great showcase for Palladium’s boots and if this is the future of footwear advertising, then it’s a future we’ll gladly embrace.

  • Pharrell’s 24-Hour Music Video for “Happy”

    Pharrell “Outside-the-box” Williams has done it again. Well not saying that he’s already done this, but his progressive, forward thinking has gotten him significant creative recognition in the past in the early years with the Neptunes and N.E.R.D., then as a solo producer and more recently in fashion and art. His newest brain child combines two of those. A 24-hour long music video based on the time of day. The premise, simple; The video is a simple one-shot take for each segment, some featuring Williams and some, just regular folk dancing or singing “Happy”. Result; By the end of watching 5 minutes worth, skimming through the hours, you now know “Happy” word for word. Mission accomplished, P.W. 24 HOURS of HAPPY

  • Snoop Releases Mixtape For 20th Anniversary of Doggystyle

    Tomorrow marks the 20 year anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle and to celebrate he released a mixtape of the samples he used on the monumental album. The entire mix is available to stream and Soundcloud and it’s a great listen. Throughout the samples, he explains what he was looking for and how they were used on Doggystyle. It’s an informative look at the creation of a rap album that you wouldn’t normally get a chance to experience.

  • Watch Kanye West’s Bizarre Bound 2 Video

    Self-proclaimed “creative genius” Kanye West has unleashed his greatest turd upon the world with his new video for Bound 2, featuring fiance Kim Kardashian. Oh yeah, and she’s naked. Miss Kardashian turns in her greatest acting performance yet, managing to show slightly more interest and excitement than she did in her role as a corpse in her sex tape with Ray J. There is plenty of overly saturated time-lapse photography to look at in the background when you get bored with the simulated sex atop a motorcycle. The romantic lyrics are what save the production, though. “I wanna f– you hard on the sink/After that give you something to drink/Step back, can’t get spunk on the mink”. Creative genius, indeed.

  • Bob Dylan Releases Interactive Music Video And CD Box Set

    Almost 50 years after being release, one of Bob Dylan’s best known songs, “Like A Rolling Stone”, has received the music video treatment. It’s an interactive video that features such celebrities as Drew Carey, Danny Brown, Marc Maron, and the “Pawn Stars” family lip syncing to the song on different channels that you can switch between while the video is playing. It’s a cool idea and no doubt you’re better off watching these people lip sync than going to an actual Bob Dylan performance these days and watching him incoherently fumble through his set. The video is in celebration of the release of his 47-disc “Complete Album Collection Volume 1″. Volume 1? Really? 47 discs and just volume 1? You hi-tech types can also get the collection on a USB drive with a bonus harmonica case!

 
 
 
 
 

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