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Artist Update: Passion Pit

posted April 24, 2012, 3:57 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Passion Pit, Gossamer


On July 24th, Columbia Records will release Gossamer, the highly anticipated follow-up to Passion Pit’s critically acclaimed 2009 debut album Manners.  The album will be comprised of 12 new tracks that showcase Michael Angelakos’ ever-expanding lyrical talents and bring to life his trademark irresistible beats.  “On Gossamer there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with,” explains Angelakos.  Gossamer was made throughout 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City, and again finds Angelakos working with Manners producer Chris Zane.

Acclaimed for their unabashedly danceable live performances, Passion Pit is Read more

Identity Festival 2012

posted April 24, 2012, 3:26 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Identity Festival 2012, Identity Festival, EDM, dub step


Presenting the 2012 Identity Festival featuring Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision, Nero (DJ Set), Paul Van Dyk, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Showtek, Noisia, Arty + more to be added. Taking over 15 cities in North America this July 19-August 19. Limited number of $25 All-In Tickets are on sale now at www.IDFestival.com.

The IDENTITY festival is North America’s first travelling electronic music festival and features the most cutting-edge acts in EDM presenting them in some of America’s most storied venues, arenas that were long reserved for rock bands. A full list of cities and dates are listed below – tour stops include Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, New Jersey, New York and more.

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Contest: Snipits Vol. 6

posted April 24, 2012, 1:39 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Contest | comment 9 Comments


On the line, $10 Amazon cash… Just click play below the banners and figure out what five artists and songs are played here…First one to guess correct will win!

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Curren$y Arrested In Dallas

posted April 24, 2012, 12:56 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Live Show Reviews, Rumors, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

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New Orleans hip-hop star Curren$y, just kicked off the Jet Life ‘Direct Flight’ Tour 2012 on 4/20 in Houston. After also playing Austin, the Jets crew arrived in Dallas for the next scheduled show Monday night. Several hours before it started, Curren$y was either arrested or detained by Dallas police.  Details are still unclear, but according to his Twitter account, Spitta and some of his entourage were listening to some new Fiend music and enjoying some herb, when suddenly the local authorities showed up. A picture from his manager Mousa’s instagram account is below, which shows the hip-hop star and friends in handcuffs. The photo includes their tour bus, which looks like it’s near the venue. House of Blues Dallas is notorious for not letting fans enjoy marijuana, and is located in near proximity to a police station. It seems they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Another picture of the event was found online and is also posted below. Twitter seemed to explode with the news, with everyone from fans to friend and fellow collaborator Wiz Khalifa taking to the social media outlet to express their frustration. Seems like it was also DJ EF Cuttin who was involved in the incident.

They were later released, and continued on with the show later that night, with Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Fiend, Trademark, Styles P. and others all taking turns performing. Curren$y finally took the stage around 12:15 a.m., smoking what looked like a joint or blunt. “Thanks for all those #freeSpitta tweets – Fuck it let’s go…Y’all know all the lyrics. I see the Jet hats and the gear, and I don’t smell no cheap shit either!” The picture below was posted to Instagram by Mousa after the release. The rest of the show went great, it seemed as if the previous events of the day only made the rapper more energized. Full review coming soon.

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Artist Update: SOAD and Deftones

posted April 23, 2012, 5:22 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Rumors, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Deftones, System Of A Down, SOAD


According to Billboard, and now nearly every other site, System Of A Down will be touring America this year, with the opening support provided by Deftones. The pair of veteran alt rockers are joining forces for a two-week summer tour starting in August, tour dates can be found below.

Yes, I know what you are thinking, and you are so right. Although only

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Contest: Dry The River

posted April 23, 2012, 9:14 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Contest | comment 6 Comments

Tags: Dry The River


In celebration of their newest release “Shallow Bed”, Music Emissions would like to provide three copies of Dry The River’s debut EP “Weights & Measures” to the first three people who reply to this editorial.

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Sunday’s Best: Bob Marley

posted April 22, 2012, 8:26 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Sunday's Best | comment Leave a Comment


Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods.

Recently, the marijuana community celebrated 4/20 and even more fittingly today is Earth Day! So is there a better fit for this Sunday’s Best?

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Introducing: PusherJones

posted April 20, 2012, 1:44 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

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PusherJones is the musical and visual brainchild of Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner and The Simpsons Creative Director Dave Warren, combining music with an animated adventure about an imaginary rock band from Hollywood. The four animated members are: DB (vocals), Jesse (guitar), Dominic (bass) and Boner (drums).

Backed by real life musicians from Velvet Revolver, Queens of the Stone Age and Weezer. The line up features Franky Perez (vocals), Dave Kushner (lead guitar), Dave Warren (rhythm guitar), Scott Shriner (bass) and Joey Castillo (drums).

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Video Of The Week: Willie Nelson & Snoop Dogg “My Medicine”

posted April 20, 2012, 10:01 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Video | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson & Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, 4:20, 4/20


This week’s video of the week was more of a challenge than usual. Not only is this is the 2nd weekend of Coachella, it’s also 4/20.  I finally remembered this song which came out a few years ago. Snoop Dogg will be at Coachella on Sunday night, and today Willie Nelson is getting a monument installed in Austin. It will be an 8-foot statue that will be unveiled at 4:20 pm.

Update: Wow, after we posted this today, who would have guessed the duo would release another new song today? You can go to their website and listen to their brand new track, “Roll Me Up.” The site features a joint that you can watch burn as you listen!

Artist Update: Fiend

posted April 20, 2012, 7:58 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: 4/20, 4-20, Fiend, Curren$y, 420


What would a 4/20 holiday be without Curren$y?  This year, he appears in a brand new music video called “Champagne”, with Fiend.  It was shot and edited by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps.

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