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RIP Adam Yauch (1964 – 2012)

May 4, 2012 drainu182 0

(Via press release)

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high …

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Heartless Bastards Announce Summer Tour Dates

May 2, 2012 drainu182 0


Heartless Bastards are thrilled to announce a run of summer tour dates, kicking off in Norman, OK at Opolis on July 26th. The Austin, TX-based quartet has been on the road since January, performing to sold-out rooms and earning many accolades for their superb live act. These new Western US tour dates, which include festival appearances at the Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, and the High Sierra Music Festival, will be supporting Heartless Bastards’s critically acclaimed …

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Ticket Giveaway: Marilyn Manson Wellmont Theatre Montclair TONIGHT

May 2, 2012 drainu182 0


Marilyn Manson has just released his new album Born Villian (iTunes) and is out on a headlining tour playing large clubs and theatres. Tonight, Manson plays the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey (about a half hour from Manhattan). We know that you wanted to go but maybe you were a little short on cash (Mr. Manson’s entertainment is not cheap but well worth the money!). That’s why we’re hooking you up!

ONE lucky reader will win a …

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Metric Releases New Single “Youth Without Youth”, Announces U.S. Tour Dates

May 1, 2012 drainu182 0


For the past week, Metric has been sharing clues with fans about “Youth Without Youth,” the band’s first single from the forthcoming album, Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop). We’ve seen mysterious video footage from the recording studio, heard Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw speak on the making of the song, and even saw fan interpretations of “Youth Without Youth” after the song’s lyrics and sheet music were unveiled and before the song’s release (relive the experience at www.ilovemetric.com/youthwithoutyouth).

Today, “Youth Without Youth” …

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New Jack’s Mannequin “Release Me” Video

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Jack’s Mannequin premiered the official video for their single “Release Me” today at Buzznet. The song comes off of their third studio album, People and Things. The video, directed by Michael J. Goldberg and Matt Campbell, uses a fan-swoon-inducing format featuring Andrew McMahon, a green screen and some cyclical social commentary.

Watch it below:

Jack’s Mannequin released People and Things last October. Andrew McMahon described the album as a “final installment to a three-part story,” preceded by successes, Everything in …

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Dave Grohl To Direct and Produce Documentary on Sound City Recording Studio

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Confirming widely circulated rumors, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana announced today that he will direct and produce a feature Documentary film, SOUND CITY about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, California. The film was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The console, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood …

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Explosions In The Sky Confirm Last Leg of U.S. Tour

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Explosions In The Sky have confirmed a victory lap of June U.S. dates rounding out the extremely successful touring campaign that kicked off around the April 26, 2011 release of Take Care, Take Care, Take Care… on Temporary Residence Ltd.

The new shows include headline appearances at prestigious venues including a long awaited return to Nashville for the band’s first ever Ryman Auditorium show–rounding out a 2011-2012 itinerary that has included Explosions’ biggest ever headline dates–from New York’s Radio City …

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Screaming Females 4/29 Pomona VLHS Review

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When seeing a band play in a live setting, the venue they play in is a huge factor in determining whether or not that concert experience is either good or bad. On Sunday night, I ended up going to probably the shadiest part of Pomona (as if the city wasn’t shady enough as it is) to catch New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females at a low-key venue only known as Pomona VLHS. What does VLHS stand for? It stands for …