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Interview: The Lonely Forest

posted November 13, 2011, 8:18 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Interviews | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Death Cab For Cutie, Minus The Bear, The Lonely Forest

Washington based The Lonely Forest recently got a chance to tour with Seattle’s Minus The Bear. They have also toured with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, and of course there’s that infamous connection with Death Cab For Cutie. The 4 piece are from Anacortes, not Aberdeen, but have still been influenced by Nirvana. The first act signed to Chris Walla’s new label, Trans, we caught up with singer John Van Deusen, and guitarist Tony Ruland, right before they were opening for Minus The Bear.

Sunday’s Best: Deftones

posted November 13, 2011, 9:52 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under General Interest, Sunday's Best | comment 7 Comments

Tags: Deftones

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.

What is your favorite Deftones album?

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Video Of The Week: Blip Blip Bleep “Freak You Out”

posted November 11, 2011, 12:22 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Video | comment 2 Comments

Tags: Blip Blip Bleep

Blip Blip Bleep is a Brooklyn-based electro-pop trio. Founded by New York native Sean Han (guitar/synth/vocals/Ableton Live), Brooklyn-based electro-pop outfit Blip Blip Bleep (BBB) has made a name for itself by consistently delivering catchy hooks, intelligent songwriting and for making audiences dance. Over time the group has grown to include Kayce McGehee (synth/vocals) and Jojo Schwarz (drums) who contribute immense talent and intensify all aspects of the project.

BBB’s first EP Wireless and their second, Alarm Clock, Snooze Bar, Get Up, garnished them a thumbs up from the likes of BillBoard Magazine, IndieFeed, PopMatters, The Deli NYC, and’s video blog. Although BBB performs live in and around NYC, most frequently at the acclaimed Mercury Lounge, the band has a national tour history performing at clubs and colleges alike. The trio has shared the stage with such acts as My Dear Disco, Hedley, Still Life Still, Bear Hands, Boy Crisis, Walter Meego, and Woodhands; with a major highlight playing at the Jones Beach Amphitheater sidestage for the Honda Civic Tour with Paramore and Tegan & Sara.

Since the release of their first LP, Like Track Stars in 2010, BBB has gained attention on an even wider scale. Vanity Fair licensed one of their tracks for the magazine’s behind the scenes video for their 2011 Hollywood Issue; the producers of the indie film/documentary Dressedalso selected several BBB tunes for its soundtrack. Additionally, they have had numerous songs featured on shows like ABC’s Castle, NBC’s First Look, The Today Show, and Friends With Benefits, Bravo’s NYC Prep, Nickelodeon’s The Troop, as well as various popular internet programs.

Artist Update: Adele

posted November 11, 2011, 9:51 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

To celebrate the forthcoming release of the DVD “Live At The Royal Albert Hall”, a fantastic series of one off cinema premieres are going to be held for Adele fans in 26 cities all around the world this month.

These amazing events are free for Adele’s fans and tickets can be applied for now at Adele’s website . On Adele’s site, fans will find a specific page containing full information for all the global screenings and will be able to click on to the venue closest to them for their ticket, date and timing information.

In the U.S.– there will be screenings in Los Angles and New York

Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00pm
SONY Music Theatre, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00pm
Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston St. New York, NY 10012

“Live At The Royal Albert Hall” will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday November 29th and features the full 90 minute performance, plus behind the scenes footage shot throughout that day. The package also contains an exclusive live CD of the entire show. This is the first time fans will be able to hear all of Adele’s hits and best loved songs on one CD plus her stunning covers of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and The Steeldrivers’ “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” .

It has been an unbelievable year for Adele, both in the US and everywhere around the world. “21” has topped the charts in 20 countries and sold over 13million copies so far. Adele is the most nominated artist at this year’s American Music Awards as well as recently receiving 4 nominations for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.

Artist Update: Yelawolf

posted November 11, 2011, 9:20 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Alabama rapper and Shady Records signed artistYelawolf is almost ready to debut his highly anticipated new record Radioactive. A partial play on words, the breakout MC intends for this music to escape the underground indie ghetto and to overtake mainstream radio. A new single with Eminem has dropped, called “Throw It Up“.  It also features a female MC known as Gangsta Boo, who some will probably compare to Nicki Minaj. The album, which will have 15 tracks, will be available everywhere November 21st.


1. Radioactive (Intro)
2. Get Away (Feat. Shawty Fatt & Mystikal)
3. Let’s Roll (Feat. Kid Rock)
4. Hard White (Up In The Club) (Feat. Lil Jon)
5. Growin’ Up In The Gutter (Feat. Rittz)
6. Throw It Up (Feat. Gangsta Boo & Eminem)
7. Good Girl
8. Made In The U.S.A.
9. Animal (Feat. Fefe Dobson)
10. The Hardest Love Song In The World
11. Write Your Name
12. Everything I Love The Most
13. Radio
14. Slumerican Shitizen (Feat. Killer Mike)
15. The Last Song

Music Emissions Exclusive: Blake Anderson Interview

posted November 8, 2011, 6:22 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Interviews, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Workalcoholics, Blake Anderson

Our FFF coverage continues. Thanks to Twitter, we knew that television star Blake Anderson would be attending the fest in Austin. We originally thought he would only be present Sunday to see Slayer until we spotted him walking around Friday. Comedy Central‘s hit show Workalcoholics‘ has been a trendsetter, and we are big fans. I knew that a couple members of Odd Future Wolfgang had guest appearances in one episode. And obviously he was at this event, so had a hunch that the rising star was also a music lover. We got to chat about how the show got started, their previous jobs, his wide palette of musical tastes, and of course we had to find out his smoking preference. This was one of the few, maybe only, interviews that Uncle Blazer gave during the weekend.

The 2011 Voodoo Experience

posted November 8, 2011, 4:46 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Limousines, Fishbone, Voodoo, TV on the Radio, Odd Future, The Raconteurs

written by Jordan Davis

Voodoo Experience 2011

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 3

posted November 7, 2011, 10:21 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Interviews, Live Show Reviews, Music News, Video | comment 2 Comments

Tags: fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, Fun Fun Fun Fest

FFF is officially wrapped up. What an unbelievably incredible weekend! You can read about yesterday here.

The fest, in it’s sixth year, may have reached perfection. It’s got the right size crowds, one of the most diverse line ups, and hasn’t yet sold out to the corporate man yet. As we made the 3 hour trek back home to Dallas, I felt (and still do) both overwhelmingly exhausted and exhilarated. We only had 3 people, but between us were able to catch another 15 shows yesterday, and a total of 40 for the entire weekend! Somehow we also managed to snag a few interviews along the way, including one with Workaloholics’ Blake Anderson.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 2

posted November 6, 2011, 11:29 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, Fun Fun Fun Fest

Day 2 of FFF is a wrap, and we are exhausted.  You can read about it here.

Lucky for us we get an extra hour of sleep with the time change tonight, we are in desperate need of it!  We spent nearly 9 hours today watching 15 acts.  Nearly everyone was talking about the Danzig fiasco last night.  The size of the crowds has swollen as the weekend has started, and of course the biggest news of the day was that Ryan Gosling was on site for a new movie shooting on location, called Lawless.  Not only did we see him up close, throughout the day as we walked around backstage we spotted members of The Joy Formidable, Girls, The Thermals, Fat Tony, Wayne Cohen of The Flaming Lips, and even one member of Miike Snow.  Most of the shows we attended were picked by Pitchfork to be streamed, so I guess they have good taste to be at the same shows we picked.  Let’s recap all of the performances of the long day.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 Day 1, Part 2

posted November 5, 2011, 10:11 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews, Music News | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Fun Fun Fun Fest, fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Public Enemy, Danzig, Passion Pit, Okkervil River

The first day of FFF is over–and what a day it was! You can read part 1 here.

We took in a total of 11 acts today: Fat Tony, Mind Spiders, Cloud Nothings, Auto Body, Black Milk, Okkervil River, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Danzig Legacy, and Public Enemy. No, we didn’t watch all of the entire sets, but we enjoyed nearly everything we experienced. After all the shows, we were hanging in the media lounge, and were really near to Chuck D of Public Enemy and Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. Wow, this still almost doesn’t feel real!

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