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Manchester Orchestra @ WRXP Holiday Extravaganza 12/2 Hammerstein Ballroom NY

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Manchester Orchestra opened up the first of two WRXP holiday concerts last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. “Matt Pinfield’s Holiday Extravaganza” had an interesting mix of bands: Manchester Orchestra, Jack’s Mannequin, Passion Pit and Phoenix. The only unfortunate part about the show is that we’d only be treated to merely a half hour of Manchester Orchestra. For those of us who arrived early, Manchester Orchestra put on an intense set of five stadium anthemic alternative rock …

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Orianthi to Play Free NYC Show on 12/10

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For fans of Orianthi in New York City and surrounding areas, the guitar goddess will be performing a free show next Thursday, December 10th at the Union Square Best Buy in NYC. The concert will begin at 6:30 pm, and Orianthi will be signing autographs and meeting fans after her performance. Click here for additional details.

Orianthi is featured in the current print issue of Rolling Stone and in Guitar Edge magazine, while “According to You,” the first single from …

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The Script’s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” Featured During Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a lavish event that features elaborate lingerie, extravagant set design and music from some of today’s biggest stars. Last night’s event featured music from none other than Irish rockers The Script. The band’s hit song “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” off of their self-titled debut album played during the show while Heidi Klum made a surprise walk down the runway.

Take a look at the video filled with highlights from this year’s …

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Phoenix @ WRXP Holiday Extravaganza 12/2 Hammerstein Ballroom NY

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Last night, we had the chance to attend WRXP Matt Pinfield’s Holiday Extravaganza Ball. Though the show was a bit lacking in holiday spirit, no one really cared as there was a solid lineup of rock bands. Headlining the show was perhaps the most popular indie rock band in America right now, Phoenix. Prior to taking the stage, Glassnote Records CEO Daniel Glass informed the band that they had been nominated for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy. Is this …

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Puddle of Mudd Behind The Scenes of “Spaceship”

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Puddle of Mudd have just released a behind the scenes look at their stunt packed video for their new single, “Spaceship.” The music video features Travis Pastrana and the rest of the crew from the hit television show Nitro Circus. Check out the video, and watch what happens when a group of adrenaline junkies and musicians collaborate to make a music video. Make sure to pre-order your copy of the group’s upcoming release, Volume 4: Songs In the Key …

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Kill Brand Launching New Clothing Line Featuring Photography of All Time Low Bassist Zack Merrick

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Kill Brand, the burgeoning lifestyle brand based out of Asbury Park, NJ, is teaming up with All Time Low bassist Zack Merrick for a limited edition collection of clothing featuring the original photography of the musician.

From the bright lights of the stage, to the parking lot after the show, to long hauls to the next city, life is different for a musician on the road. It is with this idea in mind that KIll Brand/Kids Into Living Life …

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Clare And The Reasons West Coast Tour with Van Dyke Parks, cover Genesis’ “That’s All” (Free MP3!)

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Brooklyn group Clare and the Reasons is pleased to announce a west coast tour with Van Dyke Parks in February 2010. Parks collaborated with the group on their celebrated debut release, The Movie, and Clare and the gang are eager to join up with him once again behind the release of their new album, Arrow, out now on Frog Stand Records. As the band prepares for tour, they are releasing a cover of Genesis‘ song “That’s All” (now with …

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The Word Reunite for 3 Shows: Philadelphia, NY, Ft. Lauderdale

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Longtime friends and collaborators Chris Chew, Cody Dickinson & Luther Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars), John Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood), and Robert Randolph (of Robert Randolph & the Family Band) will be reforming THE WORD for three very special shows this December/January. Tickets are on sale now.

Dec 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre for the Living Arts
Dec 31 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Jan 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

Avant-jazz keyboardist …

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Sugar Red Drive Listening Party (Listen Now!)

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Sugar Red Drive have released their self-titled debut via Sugarbear Records. Hailing from Poughkeepsie, NY, Sugar Red Drive consists of Archit Tripathi (Vocals), Jim Knauss (Guitars), Davey Alexander (Bass), and P.J. Gasperini (Drums). Influenced by bands like Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Led Zeppelin, Sugar Red Drive bring a strong alternative sound, with infectious rock and earnest, sincere songcraft, including album single, “One More Time,” which features churning riffage and snarling lead vocals. Billboard Magazine claims, “the track …