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31 Aug

Tomorrow, September 1st marks National 901 Day. How are you going to celebrate? 901 Tequila is presenting a FREE concert at Irving Plaza in New York City featuring Free Sol, the progressive hip-hop/rock band signed to Justin Timberlake’s Tennman Records.

Although the show is FREE, you’re not guaranteed entry UNLESS you enter our ticket giveaway! One lucky reader will win GUARANTEED entry for them and ONE guest to tomorrow night’s concert. Will there be FREE ALCOHOL? I DON’T KNOW! Will JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE BE THERE? FUCK YES! That’s right, JT will be there. Just so you know, this event is 21+ and stalkers need not enter this contest. What do you have to do to win? You can’t anymore! This CONTEST IS OVER!

31 Aug

Arts & Crafts is proud to announce the release of the newest album by Cardiff, Wales’ Los Campesinos! entitled Hello Sadness on November 15th, 2011. Recorded earlier this year in Girona, Spain by producer John Goodmanson – responsible for the septet’s previous two albums, 2008’s We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed and 2010’s Romance is Boring – Hello Sadness is Los Campesinos! at their most melodic, direct and exhilarating, featuring ten songs of love, loss and heartbreak. It is an honest, bare-bones documentation of two people breaking up and trying not to break up in the process, and is simultaneously the most focused collection by Los Campesinos! to date.

Ever present are the wry observations, the razor-sharp wordplay and the band’s varied instrumentation, combined with some of the saddest, world-weary confessionals Los Campesinos! have ever recorded. Indeed, Hello Sadness is wise beyond its years, exhibited not only in the sincerity, poetry and honesty of its lyrical content, but by the instrumental dynamics of its songs: a band that previously all put their foot on the accelerator pedal at once, a key element of their high octane sound, have learned how to take turns and let each other drive. Yes, things are still loud and upbeat. Yes, lead vocalist Gareth Campesinos! still tells it like it is. Yes, theirs is still the perfect middle ground between punk rock, indie pop, Morrissey and The Fall’s Mark E. Smith. But each instrument has a settled place; each song sounds incredibly confident in its aim and abilities. The result is a band that has never sounded more together while detailing the impact of a relationship falling apart.

At just ten songs and forty minutes, Hello Sadness is perhaps the first Los Campesinos! album that sounds lean and pruned, indulgence shorn away and filler ruthlessly excised. Opener “By Your Hand” envisions death at the hand of a lover – a perfect tune for setting the album’s tone and theme into place – while songs like “Baby I Got The Death Rattle” and “Light Leaves, Dark Sees Pt. II” come from a raw, uncertain place that, in their confusion of emotions, feels more authentic than previous Los Campesinos! recordings. This is bolstered by the band’s own voices – singing together at least once one every song – as a unified message of hope, dismay and need. It’s a confessional feel that’s intensified in places by whispers of incidental sound – the rattle of rain, distant radio, the hiss of room microphones – and snatches of Dictaphone, captured by Gareth in a lonely or introspective moment. It’s an album whose very purpose and complexion changed dramatically when, on the eve of recording, the end of a relationship meant every word that had been penned before had to be rewritten. More heart-on-sleeve than ever before, Hello Sadness is Los Campesinos! at their very best.

Los Campesinos! are: Gareth Campesinos! (vocals), Tom Campesinos! (guitar), Neil Campesinos! (guitar), Kim Campesinos! (keyboard/vocals), Jason Campesinos! (drums), Rob Campesinos! (keyboard/guitar) and Ellen Campesinos! (bass).

Hello Sadness track listing:
1. By Your Hand
2. Songs About Your Girlfriend
3. Hello Sadness
4. Life Is A Long Time
5. Every Defeat A Divorce (Three Lions)
6. Hate For The Island
7. The Black Bird, The Dark Slope
8. To Tundra
9. Baby I Got The Death Rattle
10. Light Leaves, Dark Sees Pt. II

31 Aug

Lady Antebellum is back with a new album Own The Night due out September 13th. The band will be playing some brand new songs from the album TONIGHT at a private, invite only iHeartRadio show at the PC Richard & Son Theater in New York City. We know that you want to be there! That’s why we’re giving away TWO pairs of tickets!

All you have to do is email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: I WANNA SEE LADY ANTEBELLUM!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a valid photo ID)

31 Aug

In the grand tradition of peanut butter meeting Iggy’s chest or Bing Crosby getting down with David Bowie, Third Man Records is ecstatic to present the latest in a long-line of unexpected musical pairings…Insane Clown Posse and Mozart.

Back in ’82, ahem, 1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece that’s been left out of the spotlight ever since. The title of the piece is “Leck Mich Im Arsch” or literally translated to English as “Lick me in the arse.” Understandably this piece has figuratively been swept under the rug. So who better to give this piece it’s due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse?

With fellow Southwest Detroit-born Jack White at the production helm and musical backing by Nashville’s very own Jeff the Brotherhood, this 2011 version of “Leck Mich Im Arsch” marries Mozart’s melody (and lyrics sung in operatic German) with ICP’s poignant lyrical addition in English and Jeff the B’s monster-riffs, letting the whole thing tie together in the most beautiful of ways.

The b-side “Mountain Girl” finds Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope telling tall tales about a shotgun wedding, meth problems and moonshine…all pretty common-fare for a twangy country song birthed in Nashville.

The 7″ single and iTunes digital download of “Leck Mich Im Arsch” will be available for sale on September 13th. One-hundred Tri-color versions of the single will be available from the Third Man Rolling Record Store at the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan on September 17th and another 50 Tri-colors will be randomly inserted into mail orders dispatched by Third Man Records.

31 Aug

Lenny Kravitz performed “Stand” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch the video below and pick up his album Black and White America on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD, Vinyl

31 Aug

Jeff Bridges performed “What A Little Bit Of Love Can Do” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch the video below and pick up the self-titled album on iTunes, Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version, CD

Wanna win the album and The Big Lebowski on Blu-Ray? We have a special contest for you!

31 Aug

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks performed “Senator” and “Surreal Teenagers” (web only) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the videos below and pick up the album Mirror Traffic on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD,

30 Aug

This Labor Day weekend will mark the premiere of the Playground Festival with more than 200 musicians from nearly every genre will be taking to multiple stages, including The Game, whose latest album release, “R.E.D.”, is the top-seller in the nation.

Hosted by Nick Cannon (“America’s Got Talent”), the never-before-seen lineup includes The Game, Big Sean, Panic! at the Disco, Lil Jon, New Boyz, The Cataracs, Break The Circus, Steel Panther, Mickey Avalon, celebrity DJ Heavy Grinder, Fishbone and more. The Labor Day Weekend event also will see the last concert by Confide and the musical debut of model-actress Caroline D’Amore (named The Cutest Girl in L.A. by Paper Magazine).

Combined, the performers have sold over 39 million records. Add to that more than 190 local and up-and-coming acts covering rock, reggae, electronic, rap, hip-hop and pop—along with acres of fun attractions such as The SkullCandy and Oakley Experiences, laser tag, live art shows and carnival rides—and you’ve got a musical celebration such has never been seen before in Orange County.

DJ and performer competitions will award winners with the chance to perform sets on the main stages. And, lucky fans will have the chance to win valuable prizes from SkullCandy and Oakley and meet-and-greets with stars like Cannon and Lil Jon.

For a limited time, attendees can purchase two-day passes for only $90 with the promo code MONKEY23 (regular price: $100).

Day-of tickets are $125, single-day tickets are $65 for Sept. 3 and $75 for Sept. 4. VIP tickets are $125 for one day and $215 for both, and include access to a private entrance and parking with chauffeured transportation to the grounds, artist meet-and-greets and access to a backstage VIP section, front-row seating, fast-passes for all attractions, a VIP after-party and more.

The Playground Festival takes place Sept. 3-4 at Hidden Valley, Irvine, Calif. (the old Lion Country Safari grounds), next to the Verizon Amphitheater. It is presented by Blue Torch Entertainment. For more information, visit PlaygroundFestival.com or call 626-485-6406.

Okay, now that we’ve told you all about the festival, you want to know how you can win tickets. Really easy, just email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: GIMME MY FESTIVAL TICKETS!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a valid photo ID). Oh, and tickets will be left for you at WILL CALL so don’t worry about not getting the tickets in time. Good luck!

30 Aug

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will embark on their debut North American tour kicking off on November 7th in Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (see below for detailed ticketing information). The following day, Noel’s solo debut album NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS will be released on November 8th in the U.S. on Sour Mash/Mercury Records.

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of 2011. The album was co-produced by Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy, who produced the last Oasis album, Dig Out Your Soul (2008).

At a press conference (http://youtu.be/p_OBngICXRo) earlier this summer announcing his new project, Noel stated that the band would be performing classic Oasis tracks along with his new solo material. “I’m proud of them and of what they mean to people,” he said of the Oasis repertoire. “I’ll never do a gig without playing them. They’re like drugs to me.”

And when asked by his manager who the High Flying Birds are, Noel responded “They aren’t anyone in particular. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is me and whoever is around at the time of whatever it is that I’m doing, a loose collective kinda thing.”

On August 30th, the first U.S. single “If I Had A Gun” from NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS will made its radio debut on World Famous KROQ (check it out here, Los Angeles. “If I Had A Gun” will be available at all digital retailers on September 20. On November 10th, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will make their network television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman.

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS marks Gallagher’s first solo album project since the 2009 split of multi-platinum band Oasis. As songwriter, guitarist and producer of Oasis since the band’s inception in 1993, Noel Gallagher was at the helm for their global success, from the launch of their first indie UK singles in 1994 to their final shows together in the summer of 2009. Over the course of their seven consecutive #1 studio albums, Oasis sold over 70 million records worldwide and charted 22 consecutive Top 10 UK hits from 1995 to 2008 (including eight #1’s), creating an astounding historical record.

Fans can click here http://youtu.be/GYaSJSPqtHw to watch the webcast chat that Noel did earlier this week that has been posted to YouTube. And for a look at the video for the first U.K. single, “The Death Of You And Me,” fans can head over to http://youtu.be/kFx_IniNjfE . The Mike Bruce-directed video was filmed in the desert outside Los Angeles in May 2011 while Noel was putting the finishing touches to his debut solo album.

Pre-orders for NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS are underway now at http://idj.to/NGnewbury. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a limited-edition autographed CD Booklet with each purchase.





November 7 & 8 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.masseyhall.com, www.roythomson.com, Roy Thomson & Massey Hall Box Offices & Charge By Phone 416.872.4255

November 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music

On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.kimmelcenter.org, Kimmel Center Box Office & Charge By Phone 215.893.1999

November 12 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre

On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.citicenter.org, Wang Theatre & Shubert Theatre Box Offices & Charge By Phone 866.348.9738

November 14 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, Beacon Theatre Box Offices & Charge By Phone 866.858.0008

November 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall

On Sale September 9th at 10am at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations & Charge By Phone 310.825.2101

November 19 San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

On Sale September 11th at 10am at www.san-francisco-theater.com, Orpheum Theatre Box Office & Charge By Phone 888.746.1799

Death of You and Me Music Video

Live Chat

Noel Gallagher – Press Conference 6th July 2011

30 Aug

Puddle of Mudd has now released their new album, Re:(disc)overed, available now on iTunes. The album features classic rock covers such as AC/DC’s “TNT,” Steve Miller’s “The Joker,” Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (which Puddle Of Mudd recorded with BC Jean), Neil Young’s “Old Man,” and the first single, “Gimmie Shelter.” The album is currently streaming in it’s entirety on the Monster Energy Drink Facebook Page.

Puddle of Mudd is currently in the midst of the Rock Allegiance Tour. Fans can see the full list of tour dates as well as purchase tickets over at http://rockallegiance.com/dates. For more information on Puddle of Mudd, check out the band’s official site, www.puddleofmudd.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

To win Re:(disc)overed on CD, email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: GIMME MY PUDDLE OF MUDD ALBUM!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have U.S. mailing address)