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tUnE-yArDs’ “Riotroit” at Sonos Studio

posted December 13, 2014, 12:27 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment


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Wedged between a gig at The Wiltern and a TV appearance on Conan’s late night talk show, tUnE-yArDs visited Sonos Studio for an intimate show as an intergalactic quintet. Continuing Pandora’s string of memorable sponsored events in 2014, loop pedals captured Merrill Garbus’ hard, infectious drum beats and several part harmonies filling the air, with the crowd making it inside (the line was quite long) lucky to witness the futuristic synth five (with three additional members joining the duo) in action.

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Interview: The Pack A.D.’s Maya Miller

posted December 9, 2014, 1:10 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, Interviews | comment Leave a Comment


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As the days drift away in what’s left of a diverse 2014 musical year, one of my fav releases (‘Do Not Engage’) that stood out from “The Pack” came from this Vancity punk pair. Flying high with “Airborne” and “Rocket” space themes and addressing loner obsessions in “Stalking is Normal”, DNE provides raw, real rock at its finest. Hitting the road again to deliver their trademark vibrant and high energy mosh-filled stage shows, they’re currently traversing their frosty homeland with The Tokyo Police Club and Said The Whale this month. I recently connected with one half of The Pack A.D. north of the border duo, drummer Maya Miller on a tour stop to amusingly discuss annoying “women in rock” questions, touring books in briefcases, the possibility of Diplo and Jay-Z collabos and what we’d be surprised to know.

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Meme: Ultimate Lineup

posted December 8, 2014, 12:42 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Meme | comment Leave a Comment


What is your ultimate, all-star lineup? Old, new, dead or alive, choose one member for each instrument!
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Press Release Roundup: December 8

posted December 8, 2014, 9:49 am by henshaw | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup | comment Leave a Comment


Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, we will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across our virtual desk.

This Will Destroy You

 Photo Credit: Malcolm Elijah

This Will Destroy You have today announced a North American tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars. The band will play a run of dates along the west coast, as well as additional dates in Austin, Dallas and NYC this winter. A full run of dates can be found below.

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Best of: Nick Fry, 2014

posted December 7, 2014, 12:06 pm by CharlesMartel | Filed Under General Interest, Top Albums | comment Leave a Comment


Nick Fry’s (Charles Martel) Best of Everything 2014

As the end of the year approaches, it is time to look back at the releases which have really stood out over the year (and a few which have not). So here we go: Read more

General Interest: Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone

posted December 4, 2014, 4:35 pm by Colasanti Chiara | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment


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When I found out that one of Kinivo‘s mottos is “Listening is believing” I understood why they give all this attention to offer electronics products that help customers in their home, at work or when they are on the move.

Creating innovative products for the new era” and for the innovative consumers too, I should add.

Founded in 2010 Kinivo LLC is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington USA; for more info, go to www.kinivo.com.

Having the chance to try Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone it’s possible to confirm: “Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling”.

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Jazz Street: Louis Armstrong

posted December 3, 2014, 11:46 pm by Nathaniel Lathy | Filed Under Jazz Street, Throwback Thursday | comment Leave a Comment


Louis Armstrong performed with vigor and endless charisma. I wanted to listen to Satchmo after reading Robert Christgau considered him one of the top five artists of all time. 1280px-Louis_Armstrong_restored

The legendary critic puts him in an elite group along with Thelonious Monk, The New York Dolls, Chuck Berry and the Beatles.
I went ahead and purchased the 100-song Special Portrait two years ago.

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Charles Martel’s Top 1000: Epilogue

posted December 3, 2014, 12:30 am by CharlesMartel | Filed Under Recommendations from the Writer's Mind, Video | comment Leave a Comment


I mentioned at the very start of this series that the top 1000 list is continuously changing. On average I listen to about 300 new albums a year and buy about 60. Hardly surprising then that there are tracks which I had not heard when I began this list, but have heard now, and feel would warrant inclusion on the list if it were drawn up today.

So, here are five tracks which I have (re-)”discovered” since I first posted and which would probably find their way into this list should I ever do it again.

In no particular order –

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Press Release Roundup: December 1

posted December 1, 2014, 4:15 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Press Release Roundup | comment Leave a Comment


Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across my virtual desk.

Hiatus Kaiyote

Hiatus-Kaiyote-By-Fire-EP-Cover Grammy nominated Aussie foursome Hiatus Kaiyote returns TODAY with their highly anticipated EP ‘By Fire’. You may recall we caught up with them last August (read the interview here) , being a personal Music Emissions favorite and this was guaranteed to be on repeat the moment it dropped. ‘By Fire’ tides us eager fans over until their next album ‘Choose Your Weapon’ drops in March. Read more

Interview: Gemini Syndrome

posted November 30, 2014, 11:02 am by Cliff Follett | Filed Under Interviews | comment Leave a Comment


It has been over a year since seeing Gemini Syndrome for the first time opening with another tour in Dallas. After conflicting schedules for the staff at Rocklahoma and falling in love with their music on my playlist, I sat down with lead singer Aaron Nordstrom to find out what is different about Gemini Syndrome and what makes the band tick.

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