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Interview: Ghostland Observatory

posted December 7, 2011, 3:40 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Editorial, Interviews, Live Show Reviews | comment 6 Comments

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When we heard Ghostland Observatory was playing Austin City Limits live, we realized how very little coverage we’ve given to one of indie music’s largest success stories. Yep, it was time to get inside and find out why this duo has one of the most loyal fan bases in music.
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Vans Warped Tour 2012 Lineup

posted December 7, 2011, 1:46 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Vans Warped Tour, Vans Warped Tour 2012

It’s almost summer time again already. And you know what that means…well, besides swimming, lemonaid, and ice cream, there’s also the annual Van’s Warped Tour. They had previously announced the dates for next year, and today just announced the first 5 bands. Update: As of May 1st, there are now over 90 bands!

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Sleeping With Sirens

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On The Verge: Childish Gambino

posted December 6, 2011, 8:38 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Tour | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Donald Glover, Childish Gambino, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Camp

Stand up comedian, TV star, and most recently wearing the hip-hop hat, artist Donald Glover doesn’t seem to have any limits. Probably most well known up to this point for his role on the NBC show Community, the young emerging star raps using the moniker Childish Gambino. He recently had a featured solo stand up comedy performance Weirdo on Comedy Central, has a part in the new Muppets movie, and is quickly gaining credibility and popularity by appearing on many best of 2011 music lists.

Stirring up attention from a buzzworthy appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin last month, Glover’s Camp sold over an astonishing 50,000 records it’s first week in late November. He just missed Read more

Artist Update: Neon Indian

posted December 6, 2011, 9:49 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

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Neon Indian will head back out on the road for a full North American tour this Spring, and is offering fans a way to save money when they buy advance tickets directly through the band’s website, and has also created an exclusive T-shirt only available as a bundle with pre-sale tickets. Every ticket has lower service fees than you’ll find anywhere else and comes with a tour laminate that will get you a 10% discount at the merch booth at any show on this tour. Pre-sale info is here.

Prior to the full tour, the band has a pair of shows on New Year’s Eve (Lights All Night Fest in Dallas) and New Year’s Day (A special event w/ The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono in Oklahoma City). There are also dates in Japan and Australia in Feb. & March. Read more

Artist Update: Miike Snow

posted December 6, 2011, 8:11 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Ex-Lives, Attack On Memory, Happy To You, Born To Die, Miike Snow, Penguin Prison, onifc

As 2011 winds down, the best of the year lists have already started to be complied and published.  It’s also time to start looking forward to new music scheduled for release in 2012.   When it comes to the music scene these days, there’s no place quite like Brooklyn or Sweden.  Miike Snow released one of the greatest and most underrated albums in 2010, and now are gearing up to release their sophomore effort soon.  Here is a brief timeline of announcements the trio has officially made from their Facebook account:

Oct 7 Miike Snow has begun mixing the new record this week and will release the first new music from it before the year’s end. Thank you Thank You Read more

Tour Review: St. Vincent

posted December 6, 2011, 7:30 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: St. Vincent, Strange Mercy

It’s that super busy time of year which doesn’t seem to ever slow down until we are finally relieved by the holidays themselves. There is so much going on right now with holiday preparations, sports, shopping, cleaning, and without doubt the never ending barrage of constant new music. For us that means catching more shows than normal. Recently hometown hero Annie Clark returned to DFW for a trio of performances as St. Vincent, 2 of them being her usual concerts, and between them was a free, unplugged acoustic set.

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3rd Round of SXSW 2012 Band Announcements!

posted December 5, 2011, 7:02 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment 3 Comments

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Here we go again!

3rd Round of Official 2012 Showcasing Artists
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On The Verge: Juicy J

posted December 4, 2011, 3:35 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Blue Dream & Lean, Kreayshawn, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Lola Monroe

Wiz Khalifa is not just satisifed with being a successful artist himself, he wants to be a mogul. To that pursuit he’s been making moves to get the right players in place. That means recruiting for the new label Taylor Gang. He had already inked a deal with former model Lola Monroe, who was nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at this year’s BET Awards.

The new announcement is that of newly signed Juicy J, of Three 6 Mafia fame. The Memphis rapper, who is a co-founder of Three 6 Mafia and an Academy Award winner, declared the announcement last week on Hood Rich Radio. Juicy J also just dropped “Stoners Night Pt. 2” , the lead single from his new mixtape Blue Dream & Lean. It features Wiz, and will lead towards a compilation album in 2012. You can download the mixtape for free here.

Update: Here is another video taken from a song off this mixtape, featuring Kreayshawn. And another new one, called “Juicy J Can’t”.

Sunday’s Best: Guided by Voices

posted December 4, 2011, 7:12 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Sunday's Best | comment 4 Comments

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

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Artist Update: Yelawolf

posted December 2, 2011, 6:50 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Yelawolf, Radioactive, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, SXSW, SXSW 2011

Shady Records’ artist Yelawolf made his television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Promoting his new full length release Radioactive, here is Catfish Billy performing “Let’s Roll“. We are predicting a huge year for him in 2012. You can read our review of his live show at SXSW 2011 here, where we were lucky enough to see him in a room of only about 400 people.

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