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Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie – Codes & Keys

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By Cassandra Paiva

“Codes and Keys”, Death Cab for Cutie’s seventh studio album, will be released on May 31st on Atlantic Records. The album as a whole remains similar to the indie rock band’s typical sound (not saying that’s a bad thing, in fact it’s really a good thing).

First track and second single “Home is A Fire” starts the album off slow and steady and has a rhythm reminiscent of singer Ben Gibbard’s band The Postal Service

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Sleeper Agent Join Manchester Orchestra and Cage the Elephant On Tour Tonight in Houston

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Sleeper Agent will hit the road with fellow Bowling Green, Kentucky natives Cage the Elephant and Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra beginning today, May 27th, in Houston, TX at the Verizon Wireless Theater. The band will be giving audiences a taste of what’s to come when they release their riotous debut album, Celabrasion, on mom + pop music this August.

Describing their music as akin to “The Ronettes on speed,” Sleeper Agent make hook-laden scuzzy garage-pop rooted in both soul and Southern …

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Ticket Giveaway: Natasha Bedingfield 6/10 Irving Plaza NYC

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With so many different indie rock shows going on these days, it can be frustrating to find a show with some good ole pop and rock music with artists who can truly sing. That’s why on June 10th, you should head over to Irving Plaza in New York City to catch the British pop star Natasha Bedingfield (tickets). If that wasn’t enough, the ever so sweet Kate Voegele and the rising singer/songwriter star Andy Grammer are set to …

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Gary Clark Jr. 5/17 Bonnaroo Buzz Tour Stone Pony Asbury Park Photos

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Critics are already raving about the bluesy singer/songwriter Gary Clark Jr.. Labeled “Best Young Gun” by Rolling Stone Magazine’s in their recent Best Of Rock issue, Clark has been developing a huge following on the Bonnaroo Buzz Tour. Last week, the tour came to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Our photographer Ashton Popiel (AshtonPopiel.com) was there and got some great shots of Gary and his band. Check them out inside.

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New We The Kings “Friday Is Forever” Video

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We The Kings have just debuted their new video for “Friday Is Forever” on VEVO. The Bill Fishman directed clip features the band (and some lovely ladies) playing on a boat on a truck driving them through Hollywood. Check it out for yourself below:

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The Studio At Webster Hall To Host Black N Blue Bowl (Feat. The Ritz’s Best Hardcore Bands) Saturday May 28th

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Anyone who’s ever been to the Ritz or or is familiar with music history in New York City knows about all of the big rock bands like U2 and Depeche Mode who made their U.S. debuts at the club on 11th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. Surely they’ve seen videos on YouTube of MTV’s Live at the Ritz concert series that featured legendary performances from Guns N Roses and Iggy Pop. What you may not know or remember …

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Scream To Release Dave Grohl Exec. Produced “Complete Control Sessions” on SideOneDummy

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After nearly 30 years since first emerging from DCs nascent punk underground, Scream has returned with the release of “Scream’s Complete Control Sessions.” A seven song EP recorded live in Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 this past February (with John Lousteau and Scream behind the board), it picks up where the band’s 1993 swansong, “Fumble” left off. Known for their incendiary live shows, urgent mix of punk, Bad Brains/Clash-inspired dub, and rock-and-roll swagger, the original lineup of vocalist Pete Stahl, guitarist …

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Bonnaroo Buzz Tour 5/17 Stone Pony Asbury Park NJ Photos

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There’s no better way to people psyched about Bonnaroo than with a tour featuring some of the most talked about up and coming bands playing the Festival next month. The tour, headlined by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals kicked off last week at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Our photographer Ashton Popiel (AshtonPopiel.com) was there and got some great shots of the band. Check them out inside.