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Ticket Giveaway: Saint Motel 3/1 NYC Mercury Lounge

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One of our favorite bands, Saint Motel, kicked off their national tour a few weeks ago in San Diego. Tomorrow night, they headline the Mercury Lounge in New York City. These guys are so so so good. We’re not just music bloggers here talking, we’re fans. The band just released their first vinyl which features “At Least I Have Nothing” and “Puzzle Pieces.” The last few times Saint Motel has played in NYC, they’ve played with Ariel Pink, Amazing …

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Avalanche City Signs With Roadrunner Records, New EP Out 4/3, To Tour with Fun.

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Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of New Zealand’s Avalanche City in North America. Avalanche City is the brainchild of Dave Baxter, a singer songwriter who wrote, produced, recorded and played every instrument on his debut album Our New Life Above The Ground, which was released July 8, 2011 in New Zealand. Baxter recorded the now platinum album in just one week. Avalanche City is the fastest selling debut artist in New Zealand history.

Roadrunner Records will release …

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New Caveman “Vampirer/Old Friend” Video, On Tour Next Week (Playing SXSW)

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In anticipation of their upcoming headlining North American tour, Caveman are sharing an exclusive live performance of “Vampirer/Old Friend” that they shot in Los Angeles last year on their first visit to the West Coast. You can see the video, shot by John O’Hara in Silver Lake on YouTube HERE and Vimeo HERE. Their debut CoCo Beware will get a wide release on March 27th via Fat Possum Records after the self-release on the band’s Magic Man! label in …

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Forecastle Announces 10th Anniversary Lineup

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AC Entertainment and The Forecastle Festival are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 10th anniversary of Forecastle. The three-day event will take place July 13-15, 2012 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park. The final Forecastle lineup will total more than 70 bands on five stages. As previously announced, Saturday headliners My Morning Jacket are collaborating with the producers on the sights, sounds and experiences of the entire festival weekend.

The 2012 event marks the 10th year of the …

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CD Giveaway: Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth

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Van Halen are out on tour in support of A Different Kind of Truth, their first new album in 14 YEARS!.

To celebrate the tour and new album, we’re giving away A Different Kind of Truth on CD to ONE lucky reader!

Email us tapcontests@gmail.com (with the subject: I WANT MY VAN HALEN CD!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a US mailing address)

Make sure to tell everyone you …

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AWOLNATION Announces New Tour Dates

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AWOLNATION has announced a string of tour dates in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada this April leading up to the band’s performance at one of the premiere music festivals, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California April 14 and 21. Tickets for the new dates go on sale this Friday, March 2 and fans can visit www.awolnationmusic.com/events to purchase.

AWOLNATION’s latest single, “Not Your Fault,” now the band’s second consecutive top 5 single, is one of …

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Ticket Giveaway: Bleeding Knees Club 3/6 Mercury Lounge NYC

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Next Tuesday night, if you want to hang out with us, you’ll come to the Mercury Lounge in New York City. We’re going to go see our Australian buddies, Alex and Jordan. They’re better known as the alternative punk rock duo, Bleeding Knees Club. BKC are coming to the U.S. for a few select shows in NYC and LA before heading to SXSW. We know that you’re always cautious about paying to see a band without having checked out …

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Vampire Weekend and Feist Lead 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup

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The 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15. Seven years in, this independently run three-day event has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced and rewarding weekends of music around.

A tremendously focused and thoughtfully curated event, the Pitchfork Music Festival has historically introduced emerging bands while also honoring a great number of already beloved and internationally renowned acts. This year continues with that high standard …