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29 Jul

Recorded for Japan is a compilation album containing songs recorded between April and June 2011 to aid the victims of the earthquake, resulting tsunami, and nuclear emergency that happened on March 11th, 2011 in Japan. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the continuing recovery and reconstruction effort, specifically the Japanese Red Cross. The album features the contributions of Acrylics, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beige, Chairlift, Erika Spring, Ice Choir, Kurt Vile, K. Heasley, Kuroma, Pablo Picasso, Patrick Cleandenim, Regal Degal, R. Stevie Moore (feat. Members of MGMT), and Violens.

The digital-only compilation will be available on Aug. 4, 2011 worldwide. (Listen to the sampler below)

The majority of the songs on Recorded for Japan were recorded and mastered at Vacation Island Recording studio, Brooklyn, NY, and otherwise recorded by the artists themselves. Artwork by Max Hooper Schneider. This album has been a genuine group effort, made possible by the generosity of the artists, recording studio and labels involved. Japan continues to need our help and your purchase is greatly appreciated.

Track Listing

01. Beige – Focus*
02. R. Stevie Moore (feat. Members of MGMT) – You Are Too Far From Me*
03. K. Heasley – Belief Match
04. Ice Choir – Two Rings (Hard Mix)
05. Chairlift – The Chase (Propaganda cover)
06. Pablo Picasso – Whip*
07. Kurt Vile – Been Searchin’
08. Kuroma – Running People
09. Acrylics – Sparrow Song*
10. Violens – When To Let Go*
11. Erika Spring – 6 More Weeks (Vacation Version)*
12. Patrick Cleandenim – In My Baby’s Eyes (After Dark Version)*
13. Regal Degal – Excuse Me Who Am I Talking To?*
14. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Thespian City (Live)

*in-studio performance


BUY IT HERE – $7.99

29 Jul

On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records heroes, including many of Thorogood’s legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the 13-track album will be released by Capitol/EMI on July 12 on CD, vinyl LP, and digital download. ’2120′ features Thorogood’s raw, rocking turn on classics by a who’s-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album’s producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.

We’re giving away this album SIGNED to one lucky winner. Hit us up theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE CD!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win!

George Thorogood and The Destroyers: 2120 South Michigan Avenue (CD, LP, digital)
1. Going Back [written by Tom Hambridge and George Thorogood]
2. High Heel Sneakers (featuring Buddy Guy)
3. Seventh Son
4. Spoonful
5. Let It Rock
6. Two Trains Running
7. Bo Diddley
8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
9. Help Me
10. My Babe (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)
11. Willie Dixon’s Gone [written by Tom Hambridge, George Thorogood, and Richard Fleming]
12. Chicago Bound
13. 2120 South Michigan Avenue (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)

George Thorogood – Guitars & Vocals
Jeff Simon – Drums
Bill Blough – Bass
Jim Suhler – Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Buddy Leach – Saxophone

Produced by Tom Hambridge
Executive Producer: Mike Donahue

29 Jul

Rolling Stone is set to make history this Wednesday August 3rd as they choose an unsigned artist to grace the cover of their magazine. The cover will be revealed at a party that night in New York City. Kanye West, Larry David, SNL’s Bobby Moynihan, Amanda Hearst and Chanel Iman among other guests are expected to be at the party.

Music Unites, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding sustainable music education programs, is excited to partner with Rolling Stone and Garnier Fructis to celebrate the first ever unsigned artist cover.

One of the two ‘Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?’ finalists, either Lelia Broussard or The Sheepdogs – together with music industry luminaries, VIPs and media, will gather at the Empire Hotel Rooftop in New York to celebrate the unveiling of the cover and raise funds for Music Unites.

Rolling Stone’s ‘Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?’ contest began with 16 unsigned acts competing for the most coveted prize in music – the cover of Rolling Stone. After four rounds of public voting, the two finalists battled it out on stage last month at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. The ultimate winner, in addition to being the first unsigned act to ever appear on the cover, will also receive a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

The winner will be announced on a billboard in Times Square on August 1 and they will also perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the following day. On August 3, the winner will be joined by the Editors of Rolling Stone and Music Unites founder Michelle Edgar at the cover reveal party. Music will be provided by DJ Paul Sevigny.

Limited tickets to the invitation-only party are available for purchase for $50 at musicunites.org/events. Starting today, through Facebook, people can help support Music Unites simply by clicking ‘LIKE’ on the Music Unites Facebook page and becoming a fan of the cause. Each new ‘LIKE’ through August 1 is automatically entered in to a draw to win a pair of tickets to the exclusive cover reveal party. All proceeds will go towards launching the Music Unites Youth Choir campaign to create after school programs across New York City’s five boroughs.

Michelle Edgar, Founder and Executive Director of Music Unites, says, “We are so excited about this Aug 3rd Rolling Stone Event. That this event is the celebration for the first unsigned artist to ever be on the cover of the magazine reinforces everything Music Unites stands for – empowering emerging artists and motivating up-and-coming musicians! What this event is celebrating is inspirational and we are so happy to be a part of it.”

Proceeds generously donated to Music Unites by tickets sales for the Rolling Stone cover reveal event will enable the organization to build on the foundation it has created in its first two years inspiring and supporting the next generation of musicians and music professionals. Music Unites programs and initiatives benefiting under-served communities in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, include the Music Unites Youth Choir, Empowering Women through Music, and Adopt-A-School. Music Unites has also hosted multiple workshops and discussion panels, some geared toward music education and mentoring for students, and others geared toward networking, for the music industry community at large.

Music Unites has fostered many exciting partnerships over the past two years, having presented several successful, inspirational and informative outreach events in conjunction with organizations including ASCAP, Girls Inc., The Grammy Museum, Bebe Stores Inc., The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, and the UN Foundation. Some of the artists Music Unites has worked with include Sting, Mark Ronson, Chester French, John Forte, and more recently Kate Nash, Shontelle, Caitlin Moe, and Diane Birch.

The Rolling Stone unsigned artist cover is on sale nationwide from August 5.

WHO: Rolling Stone cover winner (either Lelia Broussard or The Sheepdogs), Kanye West, Larry David, SNL’s Bobby Moynihan, Amanda Hearst, model Chanel Iman and more tba. Music provided by DJ Paul Sevigny.

WHAT: Rolling Stone’s ‘Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?’ Cover Reveal Party

WHEN: August 3rd, 2011 at 8pm til 11pm. Press check-in at 7pm.

WHERE: The Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street, New York

PRESENTED BY: Garnier Fructis SPONSORED BY: Heineken and Sobieski Wodka Polska

100% proceeds from this event will benefit Music Unites.

About Music Unites
Music Unites is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging and established artists and bringing music education to students in underfunded inner city school systems. Our goal is to connect people through the universality of music by providing opportunities for a rich musical experience. Presenting a variety of performances in different venues and locations, we connect audiences with artists and provide opportunities for exposure to the diverse world of music. We support the community through a variety of music education programs. www.musicunites.org

Follow on Twitter @musicunites


29 Jul

Flaming Lips are on a national tour this summer. Wednesday night they played the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha (FromThePhotoPit.com was to get some cool shots of Wayne Coyne in his bubble, the band and a ton of confetti. Check them out below and go to flaminglips.com for more tour dates.

29 Jul

To the delight of fans, Atmosphere has announced that they will add a second leg to their “The Family Vacation Tour” this summer, which kicks off next week with a highly anticipated performance at Lollapalooza. Joined by Rhymesayers artists and veteran MCs Blueprint and Evidence, the iconic indie rap heroes will continue their touring late into September adding stops in the Midwest and South. Blueprint will be supporting the dates with a set largely drawn from his most recent release, Adventures In Counter-Culture, which straddles dance and hip-hop. Also hitting the stage is Evidence, who will be releasing his highly anticipated Rhymesayers debut Cats & Dogs on September 27th.

Atmosphere’s recent release, The Family Sign, has garnered the attention of many – charting at the #2 spot for Independent Albums and Rap Albums on the Billboard charts, as well #13 on the Billboard Top 200. Much like the title of the album and tour imply, the focus right now is on the fans, friends, and obviously the family. Full list of tour dates below along with Atmosphere’s latest video, “The Last To Say” which premiered on MTV and addresses the difficult subject of domestic violence.


“THE FAMILY VACATION TOUR” FEATURING: Atmosphere, Evidence, Blueprint, DJ Babu & Prof
08.05 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
08.06 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza ^
08.07 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
08.09 – London, ONT @ London Music Hall
08.10 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
08.12 – Bangor, ME @ KahBang Festival
08.13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
08.15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
08.16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
08.17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
08.19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
08.20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at The Complex
08.21 – Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavillion
08.22 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
08.24 – South Lake Tahoe, NV @ Montbleu Resort
08.25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Civic Auditorium
08.26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
08.27 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
08.28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Convention Center
^ – Only Atmosphere
* – No Babu

“THE FAMILY VACATION TOUR” FEATURING: Atmosphere, Evidence & Blueprint
09.13 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
09.14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
09.15 – Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
09.16 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore
09.18 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
09.20 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
09.21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
09.22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09.23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09.24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
09.26 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
09.27 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown



29 Jul

There isn’t much to say that hasn’t already been said about Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. The press either love them or love to hate them and keep an eye on their movement as the group continues to surprise the public at every turn along the way.

Nearly a dozen members deep, the Los Angeles collective has been releasing music, videos, art, and has established a presence over the past couple years that most charting artists will never fulfill in their entire careers. Everyone from Beyonce to Jay Z to Pharrell have been supportive or even collaborated with members of the group and shared their praise. Tyler, The Creator was recently featured on a single / video with his rap favorite “Pusha T” while the group’s singing member “Frank Ocean” has contributed to the new Beyonce album and Kanye West / Jay Z’s “Watch The Throne” album. The rap / production duo of Hodgy Beats & Left Brain aka MellowHype have hit the charts with their “Blackenedwhite” release on Fat Possum while Tyler, The Creator’s “Goblin” LP is on it’s way to breaking 100k in record sales in only a few short months of its release on XL Recordings. His video’s climb to the million mark on you tube almost the moment they hit the web.

As quickly as Tyler, The Creator’s self-directed video for “Yonkers” climbed into the millions and moved kids around the world, he has earned two MTV VMA nominations for “VIDEO OF THE YEAR” AND “BEST NEW ARTIST”. Tyler is a 20 year old kid with a DIY spirit, who wrote + directed his own video (Yonkers) and now finds himself face to face against major label performers such as Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Beastie Boys.


Today marks the announcement of Odd Future’s first ever national tour. The ALL AGES “GOLF WANG” tour hits over 2 dozen markets in North America w/ no openers except for a DJ set from Odd Future’s Syd The Kid. Fan on-sale Wed (8/3) + general on-sale Fri (8/5)/ Sat (8/6).

In the meantime, check out the madness in this Lance Bangs directed clip of Odd Future performing “Sandwitches” at the House of Blues in LA where Tyler, The Creator first injured his foot. Bangs has been following the guys around for some time now capturing footage for the Odd Future pilot on Adult Swim.



9/28 @ House of Blues- San Diego, CA
9/30 @ Warfield Theater- San Francisco, CA
10/2 @ Roseland Theater- Portland, OR
10/3 @ Vogue Theater- Vancouver, BC
10/4 @ Showbox at the Market- Seattle, WA
10/7 @ In The Venue- Salt Lake City, UT
10/8 @ Fox Theater- Boulder, CO
10/9 @ Ogden Theatre- Denver, CO
10/11 @ The Granada Theatre- Lawrence, KS
10/12 @ First Avenue- Minneapolis, MN
10/14 @ Metro- Chicago, IL
10/15 @ Bogarts- Cincinnati, OH
10/16 @ Royal Oak Music Hall- Royal Oak, MI
10/18 @ Sound Academy-Toronto, ONT
10/19 @ Terminal 5- New York, NY
10/21 @ Royale Nightclub- Boston, MA
10/22 @ Union Transfer- Philadelphia, PA
10/23 @ 9:30 Club- Washington, DC
10/24 @ Sonar- Baltimore, MD
10/27 @ Cats Cradle- Carrboro, NC
10/28 @ Centerstage- Atlanta, GA
10/30 @ Voodoo Experience Music Festival- New Orleans, LA
10/31 @ The Fillmore- Miami, FL
11/2 @ The Ritz- Tampa, FL
11/3 @ The Beacham Theatre- Orlando, FL
11/6 @ Fun Fun Fun Fest- Austin, TX
11/8 @ Marquee Theatre-Tempe, AZ

29 Jul

WU LYF is the hottest new band from England and this past Tuesday they played a sold out show at the Echo in Los Angeles. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was there to catch the boys from Manchester rock Silver Lake. Check out his photos below and go to wulyf.org for newly announced tour dates.

29 Jul

Metallica is set to celebrate their THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY with a week of shows just for Met Club members at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco. The four shows will take place on December 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th. The shows are expected to include special guests, rare songs, mixed up set lists and much more.

Fan club members will be able to attend all four shows for the low, low price of $19.81 (marking the band’s first year of existence, 1981). If fans only wish to purchase individual show tickets, they’ll be able to buy them for 1980′s prices at $6.00 each.

There will be a special reservation system to purchase tickets. Log in to your Met Club account or sign up for an account now


29 Jul

Beyoncé performed “Best Thing I Never Had” before sitting down for an interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the videos below and pick up her album 4 on iTunes,
Amazon MP3, CD

29 Jul

Lady Gaga slowed down all of Los Angeles today when she used several helicopters and security to help her get to the Jimmy Kimmel Live taping. Kimmel interviewed Gaga before she performed “You and I” and “The Edge of Glory.”

Watch the videos below and pick up her album Born This Way on iTunes, CD