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O’ Brother 10/16 Irving Plaza NYC Review

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By Michel R Dussack

On Sunday, October 16th, O’Brother played Irving Plaza in an opening slot for post-hardcore band Thrice. Having seen O’Brother previously open for Cage The Elephant, I knew that they were more than capable of commanding respect from larger crowds, however they seem to have mastered it even more in the short time since May. Shortly before the band took the stage, security entered the photographer’s pit with us, briefly warning us that they were tipped off …

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Amanda Palmer Releases “Ukulele Anthem”, Performance on Ferguson Tonight

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Infamously DIY musician Amanda “Fucking” Palmer is widely celebrated for having carved a career for herself using social media and direct fan support, she has been an innovator in creating new models in the music business that do not depend on corporations. Last Spring, she put out a call on Twitter for lyrics about “an empowering three-syllable object that you weren’t allowed to take to work” to a massive response.

The results were added to the lyrics of “Ukulele

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The Internet Announces Debut Album (Due on Odd Future Records), New “Cocaine” Video

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The Internet is Syd the Kyd on vocals and Matt Martian handling production. The past couple weeks have seen the duo release tracks “Love Song -1” and “They Say” to significant praise. Now, The Internet is ready to announce the release of their debut album, Purple Naked Ladies, coming at the end of this year from Odd Future Records. Today, the group releases the video for “Cocaine” as a special Halloween treat via Odd Future’s Tumblr.

Watch the just-released video …

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TV Casualty (Ted Leo led Misfits Cover Band) Release 7 inch EP For Charity

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Today, October 31st, Matador Records releases a charity 7″ from Philadelphia’s TV Casualty.

This is the first recorded document to be released by a collective made up of Brian Sokel (Franklin, AM/FM), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Atom Goren (Atom and His Package) & Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists). Over the past few years the group has played out in and around Philly for different charitable events, assembling as The Ramones (with Rodney Anonymous), Black Flag (with …

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TAP Exclusive Interview: Shirley Manson of Garbage

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By Tina Benitez

Nearly 20 years since their self-titled debut, Garbage are aware that nothing will ever be like their first—and why should it? “We’ll never sound like the first record again,” says singer Shirley Manson. The Scottish-bred “Supervixen” admits that she felt like a complete innocent when she first joined Garbage, but that was a long time ago. If Manson felt naïve back then, it didn’t show as the raccoon-eyed, sex kitten crooned out dark, pop echoes of “Only …

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New Said The Whale – “Lines” Video

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Said The Whale have released a new video for their single “Lines.” The video mimics the Enchantment Under The Sea dance scene from the classic movie Back To The Future. Head over to saidthewhale.com to watch the video and hear two new songs for the band’s upcoming album Little Mountain (out March 6th, 2012)

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Sting Discusses Childhood In New Webisode

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A new webisode was recently released in which Sting talks about his childhood in the industrial landscape near a shipyard, and his first “rock ‘n’ roll catharsis” with Elvis Presley that would have him “run around the floor in a catatonic fit.” The clip can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/piTfQu

Sting: The Best Of 25 Years, is now available! Featuring 12 re-mastered tracks, including several remixes and newly unearthed live recordings, selections for this compilation represent a diverse cross section …