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Brian Kramer – Full Circle

This CD, from US-born, Sweden-based bluesman, Brian Kramer is already one of my personal favourites of the year. With all the material written by Kramer, and an excellent cast of supporting musicians providing back-up, it hits the spot for me with its soulful guitar-work and laid-back ragtimey-blues feel. Since its arrival, I’ve been listening to…
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Three Lessons You Shouldn’t Learn From Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke & Beyoncé

Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke, and Beyoncé are some of the most famous musical artists in the world. Whenever one of them has gone rogue with their album release or distribution strategy, it’s obviously become big headlines. But here’s the thing: Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke, and Beyoncé are some of the most famous musical artists in the world!!!
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Mickelson – Flickering

“This is the first time I wrote songs that were 100% personal and without any motivation but to make the most expressive record that I could with whomever I wanted and however I envisioned it. This is my first honest record,” says San Francisco Americana music artist Mickelson, referring to his debut solo effort “Flickering.” As longtime frontman and songwriter…
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How to Build Your Fanbase Using YouTube Cards

Cards: the evolution of annotations. Have you used YouTube annotations to enhance your music videos? Well get ready for YouTube “cards” — the new, mobile-friendly YouTube interactivity feature that will eventually replace annotations. (Don’t worry, though; YouTube claims they won’t phase out annotations until cards can do everything that…
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Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders – Zone-O-Tone

Andy Fairweather Low is a Welsh superstar, without doubt. Think Wales and Tom Jones probably comes to mind. But think again: AFL is the guy who brought the 1960s hits ‘Paradise’, Bend Me, Shape Me’ etc to the musical table as frontman of Amen Corner. In the 70s he again hit the UK charts with the wonderfully colourful and wittily emotional, ‘Wide Eyed…
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Brooke Moriber to Bring Her Musical Talents to TV

For native New Yorker Brooke Moriber, having a knack for stage performance came very early on. After garnering the role of Young Cosette in Broadway’s “Les Miserables” as her first audition at age 8, it was clear the young actress …
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LOCASH Expands Palate With Release of Signature Wine Line ‘Shipwrecked’

There is an age-old alignment between country music and alcohol, but while the rest of the country music world reaches for their whiskey or beer bottles, rising country duo LOCASH is popping open wine corks. As their new single “I …
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Garth Brooks Breaks the Nebraska Ticket Sales Record

Garth Brooks has broken the Nebraska ticket sales record. The previous record was held by Garth as well. It was from September 24th – 28th 1997 when he sold 66,661 tickets for Devaney Center in Lincoln. Today he has sold …
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Interview with Northeast Party House

The footy obsessive behind Northeast Party Houses’ exploratory guitar riffs Mitch Ansell sat down to discuss triple J’s Hottest 100, that T-Swift situation, getting his chap out, sex at a gig, and AFL. First of all congratulations on placing 195th in Triple J’s Hottest 100… that’s a pretty snazzy little achievement! Is the countdown something you guys value?
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Surf City – Jekyll Island

You can tell just from looking at the album cover* of Jekyll Island that there is going to be an abundance of psychedelic elements to this record. A fine display of a ten year old mastering colouring in within the lines, the vivd imagery evokes a sense of a higher existence. Set to release their fourth album Jekyll Island on March 20, New Zealand’s Surf City…
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Jorma Kaukonen – Ain’t In No Hurry

A new release from Jorma is always welcome and eagerly anticipated by his legion of fans worldwide. ‘Ain’t In No Hurry’ is a typically laid-back bit of work with Kaukonen’s trademark, spicy guitar-work and gripping gritty vocals both working full tilt. As usual these days, he’s joined by his old buddy from Jefferson Airplane rock-star days, and Hot Tuna Bassman the…
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Jane Lynch and Her “See Jane Sing” Tour in Atlanta

Although I hate to acknowledge it publicly, I’m a “Gleek.” In case you don’t know what that means, I’m admitting to having watched Glee on television. One of my favorite characters on the show was Coach Sue Sylvester, portrayed by veteran actor, comedian and stage performer, Jane Lynch. So, I was excited to be attending her “See Jane Sing” tour as it made a stop…
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Kenny Chesney’s BIG REVIVAL Hit Nashville Hard

Kenny Chesney – clad in a dark sleeveless Grace Potter and the Nocturnals t-shirt – hit Nashville like a house a-fire. From the opening of the New Orleans funeral drum corps/street preacher noir film until the last ringing note of …
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Squirtgun Records Returns with “Return Of Our Stupid Noise”

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Squirtgun Records (distributed by eOne Music Canada) presents Return Of Our Stupid Noise, a raucous roll-call of Squirtgun co-conspirators both new and old. Out May 5th,  the record is the result is a righteous …
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Casket Of Cassandra Announces New Management and “The War For Day Four Tour Part 2” May Tour

With influences ranging from Korn and Slipknot to Trivium and Megadeth along with Suicide Silence and Children Of Bodom, it is no surprise to see why the Casket Of Cassandra’s blend of metalcore, thrash metal, and female vocals has garnered …
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Teen Icon Zendaya Tapped as Host of 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards

Multi-talented actress and recording artist Zendaya will serve as host of the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, taking place SATURDAY, APRIL 25 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, it was announced today …
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Mae Launch Free The Everglow 10th Anniversary Tour Sampler Via Noisetrade

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its seminal album, The Everglow, Mae is hitting the road this spring with two amazing bands: All Get Out and Mike Mains & the Branches. Download Noisetrade’s The Everglow 10th Anniversary Tour Sampler, …
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Prurient Premieres New Song “Dragonflies to Sew You Up” on Rollingstone.com

Listen to “Dragonflies to Sew You Up”, the first song to surface from Prurient’s double album Frozen Niagara Falls, now on Rollingstone.com. This 16-song album is Prurient’s first full-length since 2011’s game changer Bermuda Drain and sees figurehead Dominick Fernow …
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Dreaming Big With a Day Job

We have all either met them or read about them. Those extraordinary human beings of mastery who apparently do not need sleep and can make 24 hours look like a week. One of my favorite historical figures who has always made me feel like a complete slacker was Ben Franklin. To name a few of his roles and goals: statesman, writer, inventor…
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Outfit Premiere “New Air” Video on Dazed

Having recently announced that their new album Slowness will be released 16th June on Memphis Industries, today Outfit have shared another brand new song and video in the shape of ‘New Air’ courtesy of Dazed. “It was one of the …
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