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  • Tyler, the Creator Expands Spring Tour, Adding Dates With Earl Sweatshirt
    Photo by Erez Avissar Odd Future kingpin Tyler, the Creator, who's about to release his sophomore album, has added more dates to his international spring solo tour. He'll also be joined by Earl Sweatshirt for a string of shows. Wolf, Tyler's new a…
    - 14 Mar 13, 3:56pm -
  • SXSW: Pitchfork's Show No Mercy With Skeletonwitch, Trash Talk, Pallbearer, and More
    Photos by Trent Maxwell. Above: Trash Talk. For all of our 2013 SXSW coverage, head here.  There were blues skies and warm spring breezes for a packed house at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Day Party at House of Vans at Mohawk on Wednesday. Not exa…
    - 14 Mar 13, 3:40pm -
  • Echo Chamber: DIIV: "Fuck SXSW"
    Photo by Erez Avissar "Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There… I said it. Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The 'music' element is all a front, it's the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but…
    - 14 Mar 13, 2:04pm -
  • SXSW: Eagulls
    Photo by Erez Avissar/Weird Magic. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. The Leeds-based melodic punk band Eagulls are not the sort of group that seems to be comfortable inside the corporate shit-show of SXSW. (Revisit their handwritten…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:50pm -
  • Lil Wayne Was Hospitalized for Seizures Again
    TMZ reports that Lil Wayne was taken to a Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. on Tuesday night after apparently suffering "multiple seizures" following a music-video shoot. He was apparently released a few hours later and is "doing much better now." Thi…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:38pm -
  • SXSW: Eddi Front
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Behind the record-hiss atmospherics of singer-songwriter Eddi Front's recent self-titled EP, her songs take on an air of mystery. Accompanied by a pianist in a long chapel, th…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:25pm -
  • SXSW: Blue Hawaii
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. "Is that Grimes?" asked a fellow concert-goer upon seeing Blue Hawaii frontwoman Raph Standell-Preston flail and wail in front of projected jellyfish at Resident Advisor's show…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:16pm -
  • SXSW: Chvrches
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Up and coming Glasgow three-piece Chvrches have songs. Good ones. And quite a few. Several of the songs they played last night are not yet released, and they sounded like the…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:04pm -
  • SXSW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Photos by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Karen O should never, ever be taken for granted. Ten years into the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she has reached national treasure status-- a fact pushed forth by her giddy, silly, terri…
    - 14 Mar 13, 12:47pm -


  • newScott Weiland In Jail For Stealing Razors, Possessing Meth
    TMZ reports that Scott Weiland has been in jail for the last month, charged with burglary and felony possession of a controlled substance. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer made the mistake of trying to shoplift razors from a…
    - 8 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:28pm -
  • newHenry Rollins Criticizes Robin Williams And Other Suicide Victims In Controversial Editorial
    In the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide there have been many responses and reactions. Today, Henry Rollins wrote an editorial for LA Weekly titled “Fuck Suicide.” Rollins’ main point is essentially that people who are parents have no right to…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:22pm -
  • newRichie Sambora Reconciles With Jon Bon Jovi Thanks To Ice Bucket Challenge?
    It’s a social media miracle! Well, kind of. Maybe. See, relations between Jon Bon Jovi and longstanding Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora have been frigid lately, and Sambora hasn’t performed with Bon Jovi for well over a year. But as Billboard p…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:47pm -
  • newNite Jewel – “Hounds Of Love” (Kate Bush Cover)
    “Hounds Of Love” is one of many Kate Bush songs that have been covered again and again; the most famous version around these parts is the ace Futureheads version from a decade ago. Now Nite Jewel, aka Ramona Gonzalez, has taken a swing at it, and…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • newThe Weeknd – “Often” Video (NSFW)
    The Weeknd’s new video for “Often,” the loose track he released earlier this summer, is peak Weeknd. Abel Tesfaye spends the whole thing in a stylish hotel room, staring dispassionately at nothing and singing about nasty sex while ignoring the…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:08pm -
  • newThe Week In Pop: On Not Hating Taylor Swift’s Much-Hated Anti-Hater Anthem
    “Shake It Off” is hater-proof, which is a good thing because damn do people ever hate it. Not everyone, of course: The lead single from Taylor Swift’s 1989 is projected to become her second #1 hit next week. That makes sense because “Shake It…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:02pm -
  • newHear Ty Segall Talk And Perform On Marc Maron’s WTF
    Ty Segall is about to release his fantastic new album, Manipulator, and to promote it, he made a stop on Marc Maron’s WTF. Maron is super excited in this interview — he just jumps right in with absolute fervor talking about how he came across Seg…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • newOnly Real – “Pass The Pain”
    Only Real got some attention for the song “Cadillac Girl,” which featured a sort of half-rapped vocal style. Now he’s got a new one called “Pass The Pain,” which sounds less like a bedroom project and more like an actual rock band. Listen t…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:52pm -
  • newDeaf Wish – “St Vincent’s”

    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:47pm -




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Yahoo! Music News

  • newVeteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died.
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:21pm -
  • newCountry Music and the Rise of the Binge-Drinking Bro
    Full disclosure, I prefer the musical stylings of Arcade Fire to Kenny Chesney. In fact, by the time the 2013 Grammy-winners for best album wrap up their current world tour at the end of this month, I will have seen it on two stops -- Minneapolis and…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:19pm -
  • newMusic site SoundCloud to start paying artists
    BERLIN (AP) — SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • newPremium music streaming subscriptions to hit 20 million in 2014
    In fact, according to Futuresource Consulting, revenues from these subscribers are expected to hit $3 billion this year. "Global consumer spend on streaming services in the US and Western Europe -- excluding personalised radio services -- reached alm…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 11:19am -
  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Music City Tippler Hires Strategic Hospitality to Consult on Business Operations
    As rumored last month, changes are indeed taking place at Music City Tippler, as Strategic Hospitality has been hired to consult on the day-to-day operations of the seemingly troubled restaurant and bar. The restaurant group, which owns and operates.…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:16pm -

NPR Music

  • newA Rational Conversation: Do We Really Need A Rock Festival?
    California will host two major events this week: First City Festival and FYF Fest. Do they fill a gap left by Coachella? And is making a festival rock-centric a good way to draw concert-goers?
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:03am -
  • Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne
    Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world's biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:35am -
  • Top 40 In A Summer Of Discontent
    It's striking how little current pop hits reflect the angst and anger that have dominated this summer's news. But critic Ann Powers finds that one of 2014's biggest songs offers unexpected guidance.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:30am -
  • 'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola
    It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 5:00am -
  • How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever
    Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:21pm -



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Tiny Mix Tapes


  • newLong Live the Beastie Boys: Their Five Most Underappreciated Songs
    PopMatters looks at five Beastie Boys songs that are not only underappreciated, but some of their best.Above photograph taken from the Beastie Boys' Facebook page Beastie Boy MCA (Adam Yauch) died of cancer in 2012, but only in June did Beastie Mike…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:14pm -
  • newJenny Hval and Susanna: Meshes of Voice
    With Meshes of Voice, Norwegians Jenny Hval and Susanna Wallumrød come together to craft an avant garde masterpiece. Far more so than its male counterpart, the female voice is capable of heartbreaking beauty and often-absurd grotesqueries that bord…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:05pm -
  • newLiterature: Chorus
    This is a huge step forward for the band, while preserving all of the most attractive qualities of the debut.Literature have spunk, verve, pluck. Their songs tend to skip and jump and breeze by. Their 2012 debut LP Arab Spring was one of that year's…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:05pm -
  • newRichard Thompson: Acoustic Classics
    Folk troubadour Richard Thompson commits an intimate solo studio performance of his classics to tape, highlighting both his skills as a guitarist and exceptional songwriter. Acoustic Classics serves as a fitting showcase for not only Thompson’s un…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:04pm -
  • newBishop Allen: Lights Out
    At their best, Bishop Allen develop a time and a place through memorable hooks and high craft, but they just can't sustain it for the whole album.Bishop Allen might have boosted their career with a stunt -- releasing an EP a month for a year in 2006…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:03pm -


  • newCongratulations Pete and Meagan!
    Congratulations to Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper on the birth of their baby boy (, Saint Lazslo.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:20am -
  • newWild Party Release Video and Tour Dates with Hellogoodbye
    *Wild Party ( Party)* have released a video for "When I Get Older" and tour dates with *Hellogoodbye* ( Both are in the replies. Phantom Pop releases October 7th via Old F…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:57pm -
  • newBetter Off Perform Acoustically and Cover Pedro The Lion
    Watch Luke Granered of *Better Off ( Off)* performing "Garden State of Mind" and a cover of *Pedro the Lion ( the Lion)*'s "Options" acoustically in the replies via Zero Pla…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:52pm -
  • newScott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots) Arrested on Meth Charge
    Former *Stone Temple Pilots (* frontman Scott Weiland has reportedly been charged ( with felony possession of a controlled su…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:40pm -
  • newTrash Talk Release Animated Music Video for "The Great Escape"
    *Trash Talk (*'s animated music video for "The Great Escape" can be seen in the replies.
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:08pm -

  • newNew Review Update: August 21, 2014
    This is Adam E. bringing you three new reviews. Today FXX begins its marathon of every "Simpsons" episode, which begs the eternal question -- what is your favorite "Simpsons" episode ever?Today's reviews are:Empire! Empire! I Was a Lonely Estate…
    - 10 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • newThe Dirty Nil: 'Guided by Vices'
    The Dirty Nil are streaming a new song from their new single. The tune is called "Guided by Vices" and can be found over at New Noise. The "Cinnamon" single was released on Tuesday by Fat Wreck Chords.
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • newMedia: The Young: 'Chrome Cactus'
    The Young are streaming their new LP, Chrome Cactus. It's out now via Matador Records. You can check out the stream here.Meanwhile, the group is going on a tour this August.
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • newTours: GWAR (US)
    Following the cremation of founding member Oderus Urungus, GWAR has announced a full tour with new scumdog Blothar. The tour runs across the USA and features support from Corrosion of Conformity, American Sharks and other bands. It has been dubbed t…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:30pm -
  • newBruce Lee Band release single with Jesse Michaels, announce LP
    The Bruce Lee Band has debuted a new song. It's called "Generations" and features Jesse Michaels doing a guest spot. The band has also announced a new LP which is Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend. It's out in September and you can pre-order…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:00pm -

Culture Bully

  • Portlandia debuts tonight!
    Don't forget to watch Porlandia when season 2 of the hit comedy debuts tonight!
    - 6 Jan 12, 7:28pm -
  • Portlandia Season 2 Preview
    A video preview of the upcoming season of IFC's Portlandia starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, and featuring guest appearances by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Kristen Wiig, and Andy Samberg.
    - 2 Jan 12, 8:57am -
  • Culture Bully Presents: 2011 Mashed
    The 4th installment in Culture Bully's annual mashup compilation, "2011 Mashed" features 7 new tracks as well as the 5 best mashups that were released this past year.
    - 25 Dec 11, 1:22pm -
  • How to Fail at (Music) Blogging
    Closing out a chapter of personal Interneting in true blog fashion... by over-sharing.
    - 4 Nov 11, 5:25pm -
  • Mac L’s “Raw Material” & the Trouble with Local Scenes
    A look at some of the underlying issues facing the development of local music scenes & a free download of "Raw Material," the latest release from Nashville's Mac L.
    - 26 Oct 11, 11:31am -