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Contest: Win The Wallflowers’ Glad All Over

posted October 19, 2012, 9:27 pm by ROCKthusiast | Filed Under Contest, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Glad All Over, The Wallflowers, Jakob Dylan

Seven long years after the release of their last album, Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers are back with Glad All Over, and longtime fans couldn’t be happier. Original members Rami Jaffee and Greg Richling are part of the reunion, Dylan still sounds great, and Jack Irons of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam fame has joined the band on drums.


You say free?

Would we lie to you? More importantly, look deep into Jakob Dylan’s sunken eyes and ask if HE would ever lie to you! In the meantime, go to to listen to Glad All Over in its entirely. Please also note that this contest is open to Canadian residents only.

How To Win

Tell us in a tweet to @musicemissions or on our Facebook page what makes you “Glad All Over.” The most creative ones as judged by Music Emissions will be awarded either a vinyl copy or one of two Glad All Over CDs from The Wallflowers, Sony Music Canada and With a Bullet. This contest closes on Thursday, October 25rd at 9PM EST. Good luck!

Tour Review: New Order

posted October 19, 2012, 9:06 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Live Show Reviews, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Review by special guest correspondent Angeleeta Sosnowski

We all have our musical bucket list of acts we’d love to see live. Some are simply not possible (Michael Jackson or Queen with Freddy Mercury), others we hold out hope the band can reunite despite their differences (The Smiths, Guns N Roses, Oasis). On a warm Friday evening, I was lucky enough to cross one of my bucket list bands, New Order, who chose Dallas as one of their stops on a five show tour of the United States.

As a kid growing up in the 80s, bands like New Order were the cornerstone of my musical collection. Full of thoughtful and

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Dillon Francis: Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up) [Preview]

posted October 19, 2012, 7:07 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Dillon Francis, Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)

Here is a preview of the new Dillon Francis song “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)”. Here is what he had to say about it:

” Heres my brand new single which comes out on October 30th on Calvin Harris’ label Fly Eye records… this is really one of my favorite songs i have ever made!! Im so happy that i have been working with calvin harris lately and get to put out a song thru his label. I hope you guys all enjoy this :) ”

Released by Fly Eye Records, the track will debut October 30. You can see his newest music video and find tour dates here.


Contest: Win Smoke and Jackal’s EP1 (CLOSED)

posted October 19, 2012, 6:12 pm by ROCKthusiast | Filed Under Contest, Releases | comment 3 Comments

Tags: Jared Followill, EP1, Nick Brown, Smoke & Jackal

Smoke & Jackal are music’s newest supergroup. Consisting of youngest Kings of Leon member Jared Followill and Mona singer and guitarist Nick Brown, they released their first collaboration, EP1, on October 16th. Music Emissions, in our seemingly neverending series of cool contests, has copies for some of our lucky readers to win for free!

You say free?

You can sample EP1 on Smoke & Jackal’s web site, where they are streaming it. First track “Fall Around” is also iTunes’ Single of the Week, although in the US only. Please note that this contest is open exclusively to Canadian residents.


How To Win

Thanks to the good folks at Sony Music Canada and With a Bullet, Music Emissions has two Smoke & Jackal CDs and one red-hot vinyl to give away. All you have to do is be sure to follow us on Twitter and send us a message with the hashtag #SmokeandJackal. If you don’t already, feel free to also Like us on Facebook and leave a comment there, or even at the end of this post. You have until 9 PM EST on Thursday, October 24th. Good luck!


Video: Wiz Khalifa

posted October 19, 2012, 4:29 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Wiz Khalifa

If you are anything like me, you may be wondering when Wiz Khalifa‘s new O.N.I.F.C. is finally coming out. Originally scheduled for  August 28th, it has officially been confirmed that the release date has been pushed back to December 4th. This seems to be the fault of the label, so Wiz has been busy trying to keep his fans appeased. He just recently dropped his new mixtape Cabin Fever 2, which you can download free here. The track listing and artwork for both projects are listed below. And so are the upcoming tour dates for the 2050 tour are listed below. That tour features Taylor Gang opening support artists Chevy Woods, Juicy J, Lola Monroe, and Berner & Tuki Carter. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y’s collaborative mixtape, Live In Concert, should also be coming out this month or next.  Last we heard, it was still lying in wait while samples are cleared.

Here is the brand new video for “It’s Nothing” featuring  2 Chainz, and is from O.N.I.F.C. The other is “STU”, from Cabin Fever 2.  It features Juicy J, and was directed by Greg Neiser 19th. Read more

(CMJ) Video Of The Week: Angel Haze “Werkin Girls”

posted October 19, 2012, 9:06 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Angel Haze, Azealia Banks, Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$

We love the CMJ Music Marathon!  The annual extravaganza is an almost unparalleled modus operandi for discovering the best emerging artists. The city transforms into a music mecca for both experiencing and exploring. Take for example, the buzz generating female hip-hop artist Angel Haze.  The influential website Noisey/Vice premiered the 21 year old’s new official video for  “Werkin Girls” off her Reservation EP – she kills it on this track. Directed by Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman BRTHR, the chilling and creepy visual landscape debuts at a great time: right near Halloween! I bet she will get a lot of comparisons to Azealia Banks.


The New York based MC, originally from Detroit, has according to the CMJ website, also recently appeared on the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Not only that, she also executed a highly lauded delivery while performing and holding her own with radar worthy peers Childish Gambino, A$AP Rocky, and Joey Bada$$.

Via CMJ 


Tour Review: Kendrick Lamar with Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Stalley (Surprise Guests T.I. and Dr. Dre)

posted October 18, 2012, 9:00 am by Carlita | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Stalley, T.I., Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, TDE, BET

Discovering Section 80 recently (yes I know, I’m late to the (after) party), it’s obvious Kendrick Lamar has star (hiii) power,something that’s been debatably missing on the West Siiiide for a while. Touring now on the BET Music Matters tour with fellow Black Hippy members Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, I knew this show would be dope from the gate. Seeing Black Hippy at Rock The Bells over the summer, these three each and collectively deliver something different. Read more

Live Review: The Mahones and The Suburbians at Indie Week

posted October 17, 2012, 7:48 pm by ROCKthusiast | Filed Under Festivals, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Toronto, Indie Week, The Suburbians, The Mahones

Review and photos by special guest correspondent Adam Harrison

There is no better feeling to a music lover than discovering that next artist you’re going to be obsessed with. That is the best thing about Indie Week. You likely won’t have heard of many of the bands, but you are sure to discover a least a couple new artists to download.

My plan for Saturday night’s portion of Indie Week was to head to Horseshoe Tavern to check out The Mahones, an Irish punk rock band from Kingston. Word is their live shows are a heck of a good time. I figured I might as well go down a bit early and check out a couple of the seven offered bands playing until four o’clock in the morning. I might just find something new… and sure enough I did.

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Interview: 10 Questions (or so) for The Dudes

posted October 17, 2012, 7:23 pm by ROCKthusiast | Filed Under Interviews | comment 1 Comment

Tags: The Dudes, Barbers Thieves and Bartenders, Dan Vacon

The Dudes are one of Canada’s national music treasures. Or at  least frontman Dan Vacon’s beard is. Vacon, “The Dudes’ major creative force” according to the always-accurate Wikipedia, isn’t afraid to speak his mind, as Music Emissions writer Gilles LeBlanc recently found out. After crisscrossing Canada earlier this year, The Dudes are returning to Toronto for a show at Lee’s Palace on Friday, October 19th. (See here for ticket info!) Vacon took the time to answer Gilles’ questions prior to an appearance at the Halifax Pop Explosion. Give ‘em some love will ya on Facebook, or follow @wearethedudes on Twitter.


So glad to have you back in Toronto – Canada as a whole is a much better place with new music from the Dudes playing! How has your cross country tour in support of Barbers, Thieves and Bartenders gone so far this year?

Thanks for the kudos! It’ll be so fun to come back! Our initial Canadian tour in support of the new album was pretty great. AND injury free! We finally had a rad show in Winnipeg. Windsor still sucks, Victoria’s still a miracle, Toronto’s still a champ.

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Contest: Win Say Anything Tickets

posted October 17, 2012, 12:19 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Contest, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

The band Say Anything  have packed their things and have hit the road in the United States for their second full tour to support their newest album Anarchy, My Dear (released March 13th on Equal Vision Records). The month-long tour kicked off the first week of October at House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, and will then make its way around the country, from coast to coast and many states in between. Tickets to upcoming dates can be purchased here.  For a full itinerary, see below.

What To Win

We are giving fans in Dallas/Fort Worth a chance to win free tickets to see the band live, courtesy of AEG Live Dallas. The contest begins right now, and runs until Tuesday the 23rd at midnight central standard time. Read more

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