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How to Not Waste Your Time at an Open Mic

Open Mics can really suck! As a new transplant to Philadelphia I’ve been hitting up alot of them – trying to learn the music scene, meet other people, and begin to get my foot in the door. Some Open Mics have been 3 hours of wasted life – listening to music I don’t like by people I don’t know in divey bars I’d rather not be in. But on the…
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Augie March – Havens Dumb

“If love is a bolt from the blue then what is a bolt but a glorified screw that doesn’t hold nothing together?” There are two trends that I do my best to avoid when writing about music. The first is beginning an article with a “When I first heard” anecdote; the second is the use of superlatives. Allow me to diverge from both when I say: Augie March’s One…
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James Carothers – Bringing Country Back

James Carothers takes a swig of his Yazoo pale ale, looks out the hotel room window, and sighs. He’d like to chill for a while but he’s got another interview to do. This one. Carothers is in Nashville on a two-day whirlwind promotional trip, some 1,200 miles from his Los Alamos, New Mexico home, for meetings and interviews surrounding the success of his Nashville…
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A Study in Record Production: Miranda Lambert and Beck

As you prepare to self produce your next recording, take time to study record production that inspires you. We look at tracks by Miranda Lambert and Beck. The role of a record producer is critical to any successful recording project, regardless of budget or intended outcome. In a nutshell, the producer is tasked with helping the artist realize…
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Andy Wood to Perform at the Salvation Army NFL Pre-Game Show on Thanksgiving Day

Fusion guitar genius ANDY WOOD is very pleased to announce that he’ll be performing with rising country star Billy Dawson this Thursday, November 27th as part a 45-minute set in West Plaza’s Miller Lite Stage at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. …
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The Dandy Warhols Announce Spring European Tour Dates

Seminal rock outfit The Dandy Warhols are excited to announce a new string of European tour dates set to launch in the Spring of 2015. The tour starts off in Paris on March 14th and runs through April 4th, wrapping …
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Committed Highly Anticipated New Christmas EP ‘Home for Christmas’ Available Now

On the heels of their triumphant win of season two of the hit NBC a cappella competition series The Sing-Off, NAACP Image Award Nominated 5 member group Committed releases their Christmas EP HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (https://itun.es/us/qMc93) today on iTunes via …
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Sara Evans Releases Brand New Music Video For “Put My Heart Down”

Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in Country music, releases a brand new music video for her single, “Put My Heart Down” today and fans can see the debut on RollingStone.com and …
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The Jayhawks Ring In New Year With West Coast Tour

They say that there is no going back. They say that you can’t go home again. But the Jayhawks are sure as hell going to try. The Americana pioneers will take to the road just after the holidays on a …
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Dylan Rouda Returns to His Roots to Share Maria’s Message

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Indie Pop/Rock Recording Artist, Dylan Rouda, will return to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio to perform a solo amped set for his former classmates, friends and fans at Woodlands Tavern. This long awaited performance is …
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Andrae Crouch Tribute Tour “Let The Church Say Amen” Kicks Off December 6

GRAMMY® Award winning Gospel music legend, Andraé Crouch, will be honored with the “Let the Church Say Amen” Celebration Tour, kicking off nationwide on December 6 this holiday season, and hitting 10 major markets for its initial run. The tour will …
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REMTV Out Now

R.E.M. and MTV came of age together. From the start, their fates were intertwined, with the band releasing its first single in July 1981, just weeks before the network premiered its first music video. From that point on, MTV documented …
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Kenny Chesney to Receive Groundbreaking Award at the First Ever American Country Countdown Awards

Country superstar Kenny Chesney will receive the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS’ Groundbreaker Award.  The award is given to an artist who has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible within the definitions of today’s country music. It recognizes trailblazing …
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Five Songwriters Spend Weeks Secluded in California to Create Ethereal Debut Album “Seven Seasons”

“‘Salt and the Spring’ represents our most collaborative effort,” says guitarist Sean Alexander of San Francisco-based band Hidden in the Sun of the unconventional first single from the fivesome’s upcoming debut album Seven Seasons. Check out the track via Blurt …
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Donna the Buffalo Performs at the Red Clay Music Foundry on Fri Jan 9th

Donna the Buffalo just passed the marker as their 25th year as a band and have proven to be a consistent purveyor of American music. What’s the recipe? To be sure, it’s infused with more spices than you’ll find at …
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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Love Has Many Faces’ Is Available Now

Joni Mitchell’s new four-disc boxed set LOVE HAS MANY FACES: A QUARTET, A BALLET, WAITING TO BE DANCED is available at retailers today. The four-disc collection features 53 newly remastered songs recorded throughout her landmark career. Mitchell selected the material …
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RONiiA Premiere “Dearest” on Death + Taxes

“Fool’s Game” was written during the cold polar vortex that occurred during Winter of 2013 in Minneapolis, and on the road between cities in Europe.  Nona and Fletcher wrote and recorded their parts in Minneapolis, and the song’s production was …
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Love and Theft Take Grand Ole Opry Stage at the Ryman for Two Nights This Week

Following the release of their new sobering single “Whiskey On My Breath” today, the platinum-selling duo Love and Theft are set to perform the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium for two special nights this Thankgiving week. Certain to be …
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Randy Houser and Eckrich Invite Military Family to be “Like A Cowboy”

Platinum-selling country music star and American Country Countdown Awards Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Randy Houser partnered with Eckrich to honor a military family with a night of surprises on November 22, during Houser’s appearance at Royal Farms Arena …
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CMT “Next Woman of Country” Artist Kelsea Ballerini Digitally Releases EP

Newly named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Black River Entertainment songwriter and recording artist Kelsea Ballerini digitally releases her self-titled EP today. The acoustic music video for Kelsea’s debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” is featured …
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