At 10 am central time, the final pre-sales tickets for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 will go on sale. They did
will sell out very quickly. The fest is also currently having a contest until July, where you can win rad stuff by guessing a certain amount of correct bands who will be appearing.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 runs Nov. 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. All early bird and PIP tickets are sold out, but the regular tickets, price $175, go on sale in July, along with the full lineup release. Right before the tickets went on sale, FFF revealed the first few bands via Twitter: are you ready? Keep coming back here each Friday for more details until the entire line up is revealed soon. Read more
We told you last August about Coheed & Cambria‘s bass player Michael Todd departing the band. Unfortunately this was the result of a mutual decision between him and the group. This stems from his arrest for armed robbery of a pharmacy at the beginning of July. According to music news site The PRP, the former bassist was sentenced Monday to a year of home confinement using GPS monitoring, after pleading guilty. He will also have to serve three years probation. Additionally, Todd must keep up drug treatment and could be subjected to random drug testing.
As you may recall, on July 10th, 2011, before opening up for Soundgarden in Mansfield, Massachusetts, Michael went into a local Walgreens. He was claiming he had a bomb, then left by taxi with six bottles of Oxycodone. He was then arrested and released on bail.
Written by Byron Coley
I Bet on Sky is the third Dinosaur Jr. album since the original trio – J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph – reformed in 2005. And, crazily, it marks the band’s 10th studio album since their debut on Homestead Records in 1985. Back in the ‘80s, if anyone has suggested that these guys would be performing and recording at such a high level 27 years later, they would have been laughed out of the tree fort. The trio’s early shows were so full of sonic chaos, such a weird blend of aggression and catatonia that we all assumed they would flame out fast. But the joke was on us.
The trio has taken everything they’ve learned from the various projects they tackled over the years, and poured it directly into their current mix. J’s guitar approaches some of its most unhinged playing here, but there’s a sense of instrumental control that matches the sweet murk of his vocals (not that he always remembers to exercise control on stage, but that’s another milieu). This is head-bobbing riff-romance at the apex. Lou’s basswork shows a lot more melodicism now as well, although his two songs on I Bet on Sky retain the jagged rhythmic edge that has so often marked his work. And Murph…well, he still pounds the drums as hard and as strong as a pro wrestler, with deceptively simple structures that manage to interweave themselves perfectly with his bandmates’ melodic explosions. Read more
Songs From a Room began in March 2009 in the living room of singer songwriter and co-founder Passion Ate Dave. It is an innovative concept, dedicated to bringing the best of new music to an unplugged, intimate, unusual space or venue. Mix in a crowd of dedicated music lovers, other artists, and industry professionals, and you have an evening which promises electric performances and new networks.
Frank Ocean has character. He’s rare. In a world that divvies up art by genre, that constantly seeks to quantify cool, he is impossible to miss, like a panda bear in a pine forest. And over the past year or so, he’s become harder and harder to ignore. Frank had long labored behind the curtain-writing for Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend-but after hooking up with L.A.’s Odd Future collective, he self-released 2011′s nostalgia, ULTRA. mixtape, and his own star quickly rose. Original songs like “Novacane” and “Swim Good” showcased his knack for riveting storytelling and arrangement, climbed the R&B charts, and led to collaborations with Beyoncé, and Kanye West and Jay-Z. But Frank isn’t about accolades and accomplishments. He’s a less-is-more kind of guy, the quiet type who saves his words because his songs tell us as much about him as they do ourselves. His live show emphasizes that intimacy, closes that razor-thin gap between the man and his fans. Because as rare as he is, Frank Ocean is also familiar, both in the way he moves among us, undeniably a product of this post-everything, hustle-hard, DIY musical moment, and in the way he conveys that quality that we’re all always seeking: utter timelessness.
Now, Frank Ocean has announced his new album, Channel Orange, due July 17th for Def Jam. Late Friday Frank offered the first glimpse of material from Channel Orange, the near 10-minute epic “Pyramids” along with news of a summer tour. Listen to “Pyramids” and check out all tour dates below.
Now in its 18th year, North by Northeast Festivals and Conference (NXNE)has become the Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, for music filmmakers, and for digital interactive innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts.For five days and nights, NXNE Music offers the hottest music and the freshest music-related ideas—all within a few km of each other. NXNE 2011 presented over 625 international, national and local acts at 50 official festival stages in downtown Toronto’s famous club district.
Chicago DJ duo, The Hood Internet, featuring STV SLV and ABX, are releasing their debut album of original material, FEAT (pronounced F-E-A-T) with Decon on Septemb
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Denver based The Lumineers are set to be the featured artists on VH1′s “You Oughta Know” this coming July and August. VH1 has tapped The Lumineers as “You Oughta Know” artists alongside Rebecca Ferguson for two months, rather than the typical one artist for one month each. Launched in 2004, VH1′s “You Oughta Know” franchise introduces promising new artists on the rise to VH1′s base of music lovers. Many “You Oughta Know” artists have gone on to win industry awards and accolades including “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, The Civil Wars, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Foster The People, The Fray, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, James Blunt, Mumford & Sons, Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor and many, many others.
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Usher Covers Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”
The iconic R&B and urban musician Usher just released a new CD, Looking For Myself, yesterday. It’s his 7th studio album, and decided to try some different publicity moves this time around. Most still expect this new record to debut in the #1 spot next week after the numbers are tallied next week. Initially reported via the site Rap-Up,Raymond just appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s “Live Lounge.” Appearing alongside a guitar in hand, he surprised everyone by performing a cover of Foster the People’s Top 40 hit “Pumped Up Kicks.”
“I was in the darkest place I had ever been in,” Krief recalls. “I had to get out of that dark place in order to finish it.”