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Pitchfork

  • 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 -

Stereogum

  • You Blew It! – “In The Garage” (Weezer Cover)
    Since You Blew It! announced their Weezer tribute EP You Blue It, the Orlando group has been consistently releasing tracks. First up was “Surf Wax America,” followed by “My Name Is Jonas” and now here’s “In The Garage.” This one sits so…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:38pm -
  • SZA – “Julia” Video (NSFW-ish)
    SZA’s had a busy week — after releasing a song for DJ Kitty Cash and a collaboration with Jill Scott, here’s the video for “Julia,” her third single from her debut album Z. The video sees her wandering around empty rug warehouses and lookin…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:22pm -
  • Meek Mill Sentenced To 3-6 Months In Jail
    Meek Mill has been sentenced to three to six months in jail after violating his probation. He had previously been convicted of drug and gun charges in 2008 and spent a few months in prison before being released under a five-year parole agreement. Acc…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:03pm -
  • Watch Dr. Dre Join Eminem At Wembley Last Night
    Eminem was joined on stage last night by Dr. Dre at London’s Wembley Stadium at the first of two sold-out shows that were scheduled after the rapper was deemed “too offensive” for last week’s British Summer Time festival. Em and his mentor ra…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:53am -
  • Radiohead Will Record In September
    NME reports that Radiohead will start work on the followup to 2011′s The King Of Limbs in the fall. While speaking to BBC Radio 6’s Mary Ann Hobbes, guitarist Jonny Greenwood said, “We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing an…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:37am -
  • R.I.P. Tommy Ramone
    This one hurts. Tommy Ramone, original drummer for the Ramones and the band’s last surviving original member, died yesterday at home in Queens, after a long fight with bile duct cancer, and the Ramones’ Facebook page announced. He was 65. Tommy w…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:45am -
  • Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
    Last Friday was a federal holiday so there was no Shut Up, Dude. But I don’t wanna leave last week’s winners and losers hanging, so below we’ve got the highest and lowest rated comments from 6/27-7/3 and then from 7/4-7/10 and then a single edi…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 7:42pm -
  • Drake Responds To Tennis Star’s Diss, Weighs In On LeBron In ESPYs Teleconference
    Drake is hosting ESPN’s annual sports awards show, the ESPYS, on Wednesday night, and he gave a teleconference about it this afternoon. During the 20-minute call, Drake said he’ll be doing more celebrity impressions after doing some killer impers…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:15pm -
  • The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
    Because July 4th fell on a Friday, we didn’t run 5 Best Songs last week. But man, last week gave us a lot of good songs. So this week’s 5 Best is broken up into two halves: first, the 5 Best Songs from the week that we’re closing the books on t…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:37pm -

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Yahoo! Music News

  • newMusic festival organization says conductor Lorin Maazel has died
    CASTLETON FARMS, Va. (AP) — Music festival organization says conductor Lorin Maazel has died.
    - 4 hours ago, 13 Jul 14, 1:14pm -
  • Radiohead To Record New Music In September
    Radiohead made a major announcement after an informal year off. When the summer ends, the band will get back to work, recording and rehearsing new music. Johnny Greenwood spoke to Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6 and said, "We're going to start up in S…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:20am -
  • Garth Brooks announces country music comeback, digital downloads
    (Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks said on Thursday he was coming out of recording retirement and will release new music for the first time in more than a decade. Brooks, who in recent years has been playing concerts in Las Vegas, said at a…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:46am -
  • iTunes Extras arrive on HD movie downloads
    The latest update to iTunes (11.3) adds Extras, or bonus content that comes with HD films on Apple's downloading platform. Extras may be viewed directly through iTunes or on Apple TV and will also be available on iOS 8 starting this fall. Similar to…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 10:01am -
  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 9:29am -

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  • Peep Kenzo’s David Lynch-ian Fall Campaign Visuals
    After a week of tantalizing teaser gifs, Kenzo has finally released the images for their Fall Winter ’14 campaign, a collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s Toiletpaper Magazine. In a sharp left turn from … read more »
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 12:58pm -
  • House of Marley Takes Danechall Back to its Roots in Kingston Soundsystem
    The vibes flow heavy and full in “Kingston Soundsystem,” this exclusive clip from The House of Marley's new campaign The Get Together. Emphasizing the communal spirit that music brings to the often rough and rugged … read more »
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 6:28pm -
  • The Things I Carry: Meek Mill
    Meek Mill rolled through the office recently to play us a few joints from his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money and chat for a quick interview, but the Philly spitter was way more … read more »
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 12:17pm -
  • Everything You Need to Know About Rihanna’s Ouch-less Septum Piercing
    In a blaze of truly majestic ’90s glory, Rihanna surfaced in NYC yesterday sporting a satin spaghetti strap dress, matte red lips, silver metallic bucket hat and an ornate septum piercing. There’s been much Instagram … read more »
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:52am -
  • Snoop Dogg x Happy Socks Is Coming, And We’re So Excited
    I doubt anything today could make us happier than the news that Snoop Dogg is partnering with colorful sock peddler Happy Socks to release a special capsule line. The collaboration, dubbed, “The Art of Inspiration,” … read more »
    - 4 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 5:36pm -

Tiny Mix Tapes

  • newRIP: Tommy Ramone, drummer for The Ramones
    From The Ramones’ official Twitter account:We are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone. #RIPTommyRamone• The Ramones: http://www.ramones.com
    - 18 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 11:10pm -
  • Amanda X share new single “Guatemala,” team up with Siltbreeze for first LP
    It’s a time-tested formula. You wanna be cool? Like, icy, aloof, black leather jacket cool? Add an “X” after your first name. That’s how you know this new release from Amanda X is gonna be cool — I mean, if you couldn’t alre…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
  • ♫ Listen: James Ferraro - LAPD - (Extended Motifs)
    Friday night in the U S A and Ferraro checks in from the Golden State! Or at least somewhere close to that state of mind. I’m not actually sure where James is currently located… based on the steady stream of audio this year, new mix…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 12:47am -
  • RIP: Charlie Haden, jazz musician
    From ECM Records:It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:48pm -
  • Mix: Chocolate Grinder Mix 108 - Love Tunnel

    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 3:39pm -

PopMatters

  • The Yugos - "Follow You" (audio) (Premiere)
    The Yugos deliver a nugget of lo-fi indie pop perfectly suited for the summer.If you’re finding your summer in need of a sun-bleached, indie pop ditty, the Yugos have served up something to fill the void. “Follow You” is a rambunctious slice o…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:00am -
  • Counterbalance: Ray Charles' 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music'
    You give your hand to me, and then you say goodbye. I watch you walk away beside a lucky to never, never know the one who loves you so. Because you haven't listened to this week's Counterbalance. Ray Charles' 1962 landmark this week. Klinger: The Gr…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:01am -
  • Cast Off the Ego Scars: An Interview with Harvey Danger's Sean Nelson
    The song was "Flagpole Sitta", and it was everywhere in the late '90s. Nearly two decades later, it finally gets the vinyl treatment."The first record, it requires less intense focus. It grabs you. Even though we were very serious about what we did,…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:34am -
  • Singing the Low-Down, Down-Low Blues
    Women in jazz can sing about their same-sex experiences, while men tend to stay deeply in the closet. Odd, considering the genre once embraced such dalliances.Above: Bessie Smith To celebrate Pride 2014, Billboard.com featured the article "25 Great…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:30pm -
  • Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto: Getz/Gilberto 50th Anniversary
    The seminal bossa-nova record for American audiences still sounds perfect.At a time when the 1960s are associated less with Jefferson Airplane than with Mad Men, it’s interesting and wonderful to listen with real care -- once again -- to the essen…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:06pm -

AbsolutePunk

  • newStaff Recommendations: 7-13-2014
    It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations (http://www.absolutepunk.net/news.php?f=165&daysprune=365&picon=326) for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.As always, check…
    - 13 hours ago, 13 Jul 14, 4:00am -
  • newRadiohead to Record This Fall
    *Radiohead (https://twitter.com/radiohead)* will begin (http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6157499/radiohead-to-begin-recording-new-music-in-september-johnny-greenwood-thom-yorke) recording for their ninth record in September, according to a new…
    - 20 hours ago, 12 Jul 14, 9:05pm -
  • Bear Girls and Capital Arms Sign to Cardigan Records
    *Bear Girl (http://www.facebook.com/BearGirlSr)* and *Capital Arms (http://capitalarms.bandcamp.com)* have signed to Cardigan Records. Also, they will be embarking on a tour with *Slowriter (http://www.facebook.com/slowriter)*; dates are in the repli…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 4:34pm -
  • Questions For Dinosaur Pile Up?
    I'll be speaking with the UK's *Dinosaur Pile Up (http://www.absolutepunk.net/tags/dinosaur%20pile%20up/)* next week. If you have any questions for them, please leave them in the replies. Now's the chance to ask them about their tour with *Brand New…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:39pm -
  • R.I.P. Tommy Ramone
    *Tommy Ramone (http://www.absolutepunk.net/theramones)* has passed away (http://variety.com/2014/music/news/tommy-ramone-last-surviving-original-member-of-influential-punk-band-dies-at-65-1201261584/). He was 65.
    - 2 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 2:14am -

Punknews.org

  • In Memoriam: Tommy Ramone (1952-2014)
    Update: Unfortunately, Tommy Ramone's passing has been confirmed by Ramones managementA legend and icon of punk rock has died. According to Variety and New York Rocker Magazine publisher Andy Schwartz, Tommy Ramone of the Ramones has passed away…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 1:20am -
  • New Review Update: July 11, 2014
    John G here to close out the week with you. I can't ruin the surprise just yet, but we're going to be streaming a release by a veteran band and, man, they just killed it. Don't you love it when a band that you've followed for a while puts out one of…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Videos: Bad Case of Big Mouth: "Elmer and the Man That Feeds Him"
    Bad Case of Big Mouth has posted a new video for "Elmer and the Man That Feeds Him." The song comes from their album, Straight Up Bad Luck.It's due out August 19, 2014 via Eulogy Recordings
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Tours: Self Defense Family (US)
    Self Defense Family have announced a series of autumn tour dates, many of which with the UK post-hardcore band Goodtime Boys.
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • Iron Reagan: "Miserable Failure"
    Iron Reagan have posted a new song titled "Miserable Failure."The band is the new punk/thrash outfit formed by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, No Friends), LandPhil Hall (Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse), Ryan Parish (Darkest Hour, Suppression, C…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Jul 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 -