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  1. Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, France, according to French police, on accusations of raping an unidentified 24-year-old woman. According to French magazine Closer, the attack occurred in Brown’s hotel on January 15. The woman is said to have met him at Le Crystal, a nightclub close to the Champs-Élysées. She left the club with Brown, another woman and three other men, after which they went back to his hotel, the Mandarin Oriental. Once in the room, the victim says she was left alone with Brown in his room, he attacked her, and his bodyguard and another man helped Brown abuse her. Police were notified the following Monday, January 21, and Brown, his bodyguard and another man were arrested. A police spokesman gave the following statement to the media: “He is accused of rape and is being held at the judicial police offices in the 1st arrondissement. He was arrested with two others on Monday, and interviews and other inquiries are ongoing. The offense is said to have taken place on the night of January 15 this year.” No statement has been given from Brown’s label, Sony Music, at this time. With Spotify’s new feature for blocking/muting specific artists, this should be a no-brainer. via Rolling Out This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Chris Brown Arrested In France, Accused Of Rape Source
  2. Following last year’s announcement of a new album featuring the vocals of their late frontman Wayne Static, as well as guest singers, the surviving members of L.A. industrial metal group Static-X have revealed that they will be embarking on a North American tour this summer with co-headliners DevilDriver. They’ve also shared a video for a newly recorded version of “Push It” featuring as as-yet-unnamed guest vocalist. Billed as a memorial tribute to Wayne Static, this tour was set up both to promote their forthcoming album, Project Generation, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip. “Our intention is to pay ultimate respect to Wayne and to celebrate the music that has been in all of our hearts for more than 20 years,” bassist Tony Campos said in a statement accompanying the news. “It’s all about channeling the vibe from 1999 to the best of our ability and playing those classic Static-X songs live and loud.” In addition to Static-X and DevilDriver, the tour will feature support from Dope, the heavy rockers who will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Felons and Revolutionaries. The trek kicks off on June 18th in Tempe, Arizona. You can get tickets here. “For those who don’t know, I am the one who first discovered STATIC-X back in the day in a small club in front of about 40 people,” DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara said. “Co-headlining this first memorial tour is not only a way to pay homage to Wayne, but something I’m very excited to do. Static-X will be closing the show each night out of respect for Wayne. I’ll be there nightly, side stage, watching the unit do their thing with a big smile. I hope that Wayne will be there in spirit, watching as his brothers pay respect by bringing this music back to the fans that made the band so massive! I know he would have loved this!” The only question that remains is who Static-X has found to take over vocals for Wayne Static on this upcoming tour. The promo clip that the band released today obscures the person singing this new version of “Push It,” a tune originally found on Wisconsin Death Trip. The band insists that they will reveal this mystery guest in due time but for the moment, says drummer Ken Jay, “It would be inappropriate for us to put the focus on anyone other than Wayne, Tony, Koichi and myself. It feels like the best way for us to celebrate Wayne’s legacy, along with the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip, with all of our fans.” Wayne Static died at age 41 in 2014 from a lethal mix of prescription drugs and alcohol. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, with a pre-sale beginning tomorrow. Both Static-X (click here) and DevilDriver (click here) are offering meet and greets for various stops on this trek, as well. Meanwhile, details on the new Static-X album are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. You can also get tickets here. Static-X and DevilDriver Co-Headlining Tour Dates with Dope: 06/18 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater 06/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater 06/21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live 06/22 – Houston, TX @ The Warehouse 06/23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater 06/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 06/26 – Greenville, SC @ The Firmament 06/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage 06/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 06/30 – Scranton, PA @ Levels 07/02 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House 07/03 – London, ON @ London Music Hall 07/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey 07/05 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s 07/06 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium 07/07 – Reading, PA @ Reverb 07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s 07/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater 07/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel 07/12 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s 07/13 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s 07/14 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall 07/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection 07/18 – Cadott, WI @ Cadott Rockfest 07/19 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino 07/20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge 07/21 – Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater 07/23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater 07/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One 07/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Behemoth's Top 5 Songs Tour Preview: Bring Me the Metallica’s Top 5 Songs Tool’s Top 5 Music Videos Favorite Setlist.fm Music Moments in Source
  3. Idris Elba has been getting a ton of media attention in 2019, and it’s not for his acting. His DJ career is starting to gain steam and has only been bolstered with news that he’s performing at Coachella this year. For those that dismiss his abilities, they need only look online for various mixes he’s made public or tracks he’s put out. He’s actually just been featured on a new track “Boasty” from Wiley, Sean Paul, and Stefflon Don. And it’s absolutely fire. It has a classic dance hall riddim and bouncy vibe — each artist contributes plenty to the end product, whether it’s in vocals or support. Putting Idris on the track is just the icing on top of an already tasty treat. Check out “Boasty” below.  This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Idris Elba Featured On New Track With Wiley, Sean Paul, and Stefflon Don Source
  4. New music from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is on the horizon. The legendary singer-songwriter brought his “‘So What Do You Want to Know?’ Conversations with Nick Cave Tour” to his native Australia this month. The events include Q&A sessions where fans get to speak to the artist directly, and at a recent show in Melbourne, he offered an answer to the perpetually burning question of new music (via NME). Addressing the crowd, Cave said, “We’ve really nearly finished a new record, I would say. And it’s an amazing thing in my opinion.” He added that the forthcoming release, which will be the Bad Seeds’ seventeenth studio album to date date, has him “very, very excited.” The feeling is mutual. Last year, Cave’s wife and model Susie Bick revealed that her husband was holed up in Los Angeles working on an album. At the time she wrote that Cave’s newest compositions “reveal themselves at night in his fever dreams. They are his Fever Songs.” Cave’s last release was the live EP Distant Sky — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen. His last full-length studio LP came in 2016 with Skeleton Tree. In addition to his new work with the Bad Seeds, Cave and frequent partner Warren Ellis are set to score HBO’s forthcoming docuseries The Case Against Adnan Syed, which follows the trial story that Sarah Koenig made a cultural phenomenon with the inaugural season of the podcast Serial. Source
  5. Dido is set for a comeback with her first album in five years, Still on My Mind, dropping March 8th via BMG. After sharing the electronically ambiance of “Hurricanes”, the English songwriter has now delivered another taste of the record with “Give You Up”. A simply exquisite piano ballad, the track vibrates on little more than simple keyed notes and resonating vocals echoing over one another. Muted heartbeat thrums punctuate the composition as Dido resiliently sings of being finally ready to move on: “I found a way to let you go/ So you don’t have to stay now/ A broken mind, but I came close/ But you can’t rip my heart out/ I’m giving up, I’m giving up/ I’ll give you up/ I found a way to let you go/ It’s gonna rip your heart out.” The empowering song was written by Dee Adams of Aussie duo The Opposite Kids. Speaking of the track in a press release, Dido called it “just so perfect. It’s a good break up song, where you’ve been hurt but feel strong. It’s that point in a relationship where you are pulling yourself out of the gutter and deciding that it’s their loss. Which I can totally relate to.” Take a listen below. Dido will support Still on My Mind with an international summer tour. It’s her first trek in 15 years, so it should come as no surprise that it’s one of our most anticipated tours of the year. Source
  6. When it comes to the music industry (or any industry for that matter), it’s important to recognize mental health as a priority. This is exactly why artists including Getter and Flosstradamus recently joined a panel to discuss mental health, during a live Q&A facilitated by Icon Collective and Back To Back. Long hours, unpredictable pay, and overall stressful situations are just the beginning of artist struggles — especially on the way up to the top. As a bigger act, that shifts into hefty tour schedules, even more time on the road, and potential tolls on health and wellness. Not to mention, DJ/producers are expected to put themselves out there with their art and social media presence. It’s a demanding gig to say the least. In the video below, Getter, Flosstradamus, Aryay, and Blaise DeAngelo weigh in on their own personal experiences and the importance of mental health in the industry. We commend these artists for being open and honest about the hurdles they’ve faced. The better we can all understand, the better we can all build a support system for the EDM community and beyond. Watch over an hour’s worth of footage from the live Q&A, posted below via Back To Back. Icon Collective x Back To Back: Mental Health Live Panel More: Icon Collective | Photo via Rukes.com This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Getter, Flosstradamus & More Discuss Mental Health During Q&A Session [WATCH] Source
  7. Bring Me the Horizon continue to abandon their deathcore beginnings as they release new music from their latest album, amo, which arrives this Friday (January 25th). The UK band goes full dance-pop on their newest song, “Mother Tongue” (listen below). The track follows previously released songs “Mantra”, “Wonderful Life”, and “Medicine”. The music is a far cry from the band’s 2006 deathcore debut, Count Your Blessings, and even much different from the metalcore sound of their following three discs, ending with 2013’s Sempiternal. The band started exploring a pop-leaning rock sound on 2015’s That’s the Spirit, with amo seemingly marking a full transition. “Mother Tongue” is a mid-tempo track with electronic vibe and a dance-y chorus. Bring Me the Horizon kick off a North American tour tomorrow night (January 23rd) in Nashville, Tennessee. The trek runs through a February 16th gig in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out a full list of dates here. Tour Preview: Bring Me the Metallica’s Top 5 Songs Tool’s Top 5 Music Videos Favorite Setlist.fm Music Moments in Behemoth's Top 5 Songs Source
  8. 2019 is here and with it is the the brand new collab between two of Italy’s finest, Danny Ores & Flaremode. It’s titled “Nutty” and lives up to the name, packing enormous hype and energy into the full three and a half minutes. Danny Ores had a massive year in 2018, releasing on Dannic’s Fonk label and earning the attention of legends like David Guetta, Bingo Players, and Fedde Le Grand. Flaremode was on a roll too, cementing a residency with Billboard Radio as well as releasing huge tunes on Smash The House Records and capping the year off with the electrifying single “Front To Back” with Rivero. Together, Danny Ores & Flaremode prove to be an amazing team and “Nutty” is a track you can expect to hear in heavy rotation all year long. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Danny Ores & Flaremode Team Up For Massive Single, “Nutty” [Mixmash Records] Source
  9. Rosalía is a Catalan songwriter who embeds traditional flamenco music with elements of contemporary R&B and hip-hop. Last year she released El Mal Querer, a powerful full-length inspired by the 14th century novel Flamenca, which jettisoned her stardom to the point where she’s now headlining Spanish festivals like Primavera Sound and Bilbao BBK Live, as well as playing this year’s Coachella. Following an epic run of videos from El Mal Querer shared in 2018, Rosalía has revealed today another for the song “DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa)” – the fifth of the album’s 11 tracks to receive a visual treatment. Directors Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó work in a great deal of compelling imagery showcasing the singer’s signature swagger, from her decked out on the back of a speeding pick-up truck encompassed by her posse to her chin-deep in a pool of ink-like water beside a stray engine. In every scene, Rosalía comes across singularly unfuckwitable. Check it out below, as well as a few of Rosalía’s other videos from El Mal Querer. Rosalía was also recently featured on the highlight “Barefoot in the Park” off James Blake’s just released album Assume Form. Source
  10. The Mountain Goats closed out 2018 with a surprise EP titled Hex of Infinite Binding. Fans will be delighted to hear that the John Darnielle-led folk outfit will be delivering even more new music in the new year, according to a press statement. In anticipation of this incoming material, The Mountain Goats have mapped out a North American tour. “Good people of the Mountain Goatsmassive, we are pleased to report that we have sojourned for a season in the cave upon the hillside where the ancient crystals tremble; and have returned from thence with much news, of which you will all be soon made aware,” Darnielle remarked in a statement. “The first bit of this news is that we are going to tour like wild hounds.” (Read: The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers) The new trek officially begins April 26th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and runs until September 18th. Darnielle & co. are expected to play back-to-back nights in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. They’ll also hit cities like Brooklyn, Toronto, Boston, Memphis, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles. Consult the full tour schedule below, and grab tickets here. The Mountain Goats 2019 Tour Dates: 04/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 04/27 – Milton, DE @ Dogfish Head 04/28 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theater 04/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 05/01 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall 05/03 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral 05/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre 05/05 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix 05/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls 05/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls 05/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater 05/10 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery 05/11 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre 05/13 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley 05/14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre 05/15 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 08/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall 08/29 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter 08/30 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station 08/31 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge 09/01 – Spokane, WA @ The Bing Crosby Theater 09/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox 09/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos 09/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Vancouver 09/07 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre 09/09 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 09/10 – Portland, OR @ Alladin 09/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 09/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 09/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater 09/16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues 09/17 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 09/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl The Mountain Goats’ last full-length album, Goths, came in May 2017. Revisit one of its singles, “Rain in Soho”: Source
  11. Ty Segall dished out four albums in 2018, including covers LP Fudge Sandwich and one of the year’s best in Freedom’s Goblin. The prolific garage rocker, naturally, is planning another productive 12 months, today announcing a new live album. Deforming Lobes is set to hit stores on March 29th through Drag City. It was recorded live on stage last year at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom onto two-inch tape. The material was then mixed at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini, the renowned studio wizard known for his work with the Pixies, Nirvana, and Jawbreaker. (Read: The Top 50 Albums of 2018) The eight-track collection includes selections from Segall records past, such as Emotional Mugger, Twins, and Manipulator. It also notably features Ty Segall’s Freedom Band — Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye — and marks the “first original statement” from the group, per a statement. As a first look at Deforming Lobes, Segall has let loose a new live version of Twins track “Love Fuzz”. Stream that below. Pre-order the new album here. Peep the artwork and full tracklist below. Deforming Lobes Artwork: Deforming Lobes Tracklist: 01. Warm Hands 02. Squealer 03. Breakfast Eggs 04. The Crawler 05. Finger 06. They Told Me Too 07. Cherry Red 08. Love Fuzz Source
  12. Death Cab for Cutie will spend their summer touring across North America with the accompaniment of opening acts such as Mitski, Car Seat Headrest, and Jenny Lewis. Ahead of that anticipated trek, the group appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday to deliver a glowing performance of “Northern Lights”. The single is taken from Thank You For Today, Death Cab’s ninth LP released back in August 2018. It was recently remixed by Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails. Check out the performance below, followed by the remix. Death Cab are currently on the road in Europe, and will return with North American dates come March. They celebrated the 15th anniversary of their classic Transatlanticism record last fall. Grab tickets here. Source
  13. Thanks to various high profile artists like Tekashi 6ix9ine, Datsik and more recently R. Kelly (though “recently” isn’t as accurate as saying “again for the same thing”) becoming embroiled in high-profile PR scandals, more and more users on music services are voicing their desire to boycott these artists. Up until now, it’s been impossible to passively block an artist on Spotify — you’ve still been able to skip songs or remove their songs from playlists. However, Spotify is introducing a new feature that will fix that. Spotify has been actively testing the new feature on its iOS. Rather than blatantly “blocking” an artist, the button reads, “Don’t play this artist.” It’s essentially the same thing with less harsh wording. Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge “The feature simply lets you block an entire artist from playing, so that songs from the artist will never play from a library, playlist, chart list, or even radio stations on Spotify,” writes Verge. But it’s not perfect yet. Right now, the function lets you block songs from that artist, but not songs the artist is featured on. As the feature is rolled out to more users, it’s likely that oversight will be fixed. No word yet on when the feature will be pushed wide to all of Spotify’s users, but it likely won’t be that much longer. via The Verge This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Spotify Adding Block And Mute Features For Specific Artists Source
  14. Halestorm will stay busy in 2019, as the hard rockers have announced a new string of North American tour dates. The trek will set off April 12th and continue through an appearance at Columbus, Ohio’s Sonic Temple Fest in May. Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco will open on the North American run, which follows a handful of overseas dates. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, January 25th. Find the full list of tour dates below. You can also grab tickets here. Speaking last year with Heavy Consequence, Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale discussed the #MeToo movement and the treatment of women in the music industry. “I just think that the movement starts where people are brave enough to speak up,” she said. “I think that it will continue to be a ripple effect. I’m proud of the people who are unafraid to step up and say, ‘Hey look, here’s the problems that are happening and here’s where we need to fix things.’ Because, honestly, if there isn’t any communication and we don’t talk about what’s going on, nothing ever changes.” Read Heavy Consequence’s full interview with Lzzy here. “Uncomfortable,” the hard-hitting lead single off Halestorm’s most recent album, Vicious, is up for Best Rock Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards. The band picked up a Grammy in 2013 for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I).” Halestorm 2019 Tour Dates: 03/09 – Sydney, AU @ Download Sydney 2019/Parramatt Park 03/13 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation 03/15 – Wellington, NZ @ Sam Fran 03/21 – Chiba, JP @ Download Festival Japan 2019/Makuhari Messe 04/12 – Ladson, SC @ 98 Rockfest 2019/Exchange Park Fairgrounds 04/18 – Mankato, MN @ Verizon Center * 04/20 – Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium * 04/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center * 04/23 – Boise, ID @ The Revolution Center * 04/25 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center * 04/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Chan Centre * 04/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium * 04/29 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall * 05/01 – Winnepeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre * 05/03-04 – Mexico City, MX @ Domination Festival 05/05 – Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Event Center * 05/07 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center * 05/09 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center ^ 05/12 – London, ON @ London Music Hall * 05/13 – Toronto, ON@ Danforth Music Hall * 05/17-19 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival * = with Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco ^ = with In This Moment, Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco Alice in Chains' Top 5 Tour Preview: Bring Me the Tool’s Top 5 Music Videos Favorite Setlist.fm Music Moments in Behemoth's Top 5 Songs Source
  15. This June, Morrissey is heading to your living room. On Monday, Funko debuted its forthcoming lineup of POP!s at London’s Toy Fair, and the former Smiths frontman is among the 2019 class, complete with his trademark ‘do and a handful of flowers. Take a look below: Cute, huh? And unlike the real deal, this POP! won’t ever cancel his plans on you, or make you wait 45 minutes, or shame you for eating ham. No, just plop him on the shelf and play your go-to Moz LP nearby. Pre-orders are currently on-going with shipments to go out in June. Though, if Moz isn’t your bag, Funko has an assortment of other musicians, ranging from Billy Idol to Notorious B.I.G. to The Purple One himself. Source
  16. Indie experimentalist John Vanderslice has announced his first album in nearly six years, The Cedars. The 12-track effort is due out April 5th on Native Cat Recordings. The Cedars marks Vanderslice’s 10th LP of original material overall and follows Dagger Beach from 2013 (the same year as his full-album cover of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs). In the downtime between releases, he founded the Bay Area analog recording studio Tiny Telephone, serving as a full-time record producer. He’s finally back to his own music, however, and he’s sharing our first listen to the effort today. Featuring John McEntire (Tortoise, Stereolab) on drums and synth, “I’ll Wait for You” finds Vanderslice’s voice trying to cut through the buzz, like clarity fighting its way through the haze of addiction. In fact, the song’s lyrics sound like the in-recovery musician reaching out to a friend still battling dependence, unable to fully help with the burden as he still struggles with his own. “It’s a miracle I’m not a drug addict/ But it’s a shame I’m still hard at it/ But damn it sure took you,” he sings. “I got you into this/ And I can’t get you out of this/ ‘Cause I’m always gonna use.” Take a listen below. In a press release, Vanderslice explained that The Cedars takes its inspiration from a plot of land he owns in North California: “I own a small piece of land in very rural West Sonoma and from the tippy top of this land you can see a strange, Mars-like serpentine canyon called The Cedars. Roughly 11×11 square miles in size, it’s a land-locked geological anomaly that has over a dozen endemic trees and plants. It’s only 6 miles away but it takes up a mythic space in my mind, like the perfect sound, the perfect lyric. A lot of this record was written on this land, under the spell of this place.” Digital and physical pre-orders for the album are going on now, and you can peep the tracklist and cover art below. The Cedars Artwork: The Cedars Tracklist: 01. Utah And The Sky Over Utah 02. Will Call 03. I’ll Wait For You 04. 151 Rum 05. Spectral Dawn 06. Interlude 1 07. Oral History of Silk Road 1 08. Interlude 2 09. Henry Ford Gymnasium 10. I Got Shit To Lose 11. -EXT 12. Enter The Void Vanderslice will support the new record on the road this summer with the reunited Pedro the Lion. John Vanderslice 2019 Tour Dates: 05/01 – Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar * 05/02 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House * 05/06 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom * 05/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer * 05/08 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel * 05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg * 05/11 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall * 05/13 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace * 05/14 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch * 05/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s * 05/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi * 05/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater * 05/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe * * = w/ Pedro the Lion Source
  17. Last fall, Flight of the Conchords made their long-awaited to television with the HBO special, Live in London. Now, the New Zealand comedy duo have announced a companion live album, due out March 8th via Sub Pop. The home release will be available in a variety of formats, including as a double CD and triple LP. North American LP pre-orders through Sub Pop and select independent retailers will receive a limited “Loser” edition pressed on clear with blue and yellow high melt vinyl, while European pre-orders get a standard clear “Loser” edition vinyl. Recorded at London’s Eventim Apollo, the 22-track album boasts two songs edited out of the HBO special for time, “Carol Brown” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)”. Fan favorites sit alongside seven new songs premiered during the duo’s “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour”, including the previously released “Father and Son”. The other new songs are “Summer of 1353”, “Stana”, “Seagull”, “Back on the Road”, “Bus Driver”, and “Iain and Deanna”. That latter track, about a steamy and X-rated office romance, has been shared ahead of the release. Take a listen below. Flight of the Conchords: Live in London Artwork: Flight of the Conchords: Live in London Tracklist: 01. Father and Son 02. Band Reunion 03. Iain and Deanna 04. Inner City Pressure 05. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 06. Summer of 1353 07. Complimentary Muffin 08. Stana 09. Stuck in a Lift 10. Foux du Fafa 11. Seagull 12. Mutha’uckas – Hurt Feelings 13. One More Anecdote 14. Back on the Road 15. Thank You London 16. Bowie 17. Bus Driver 18. Tuning 19. Robots 20. Shady Rachel 21. Carol Brown 22. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) Source
  18. Download | Subscribe via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Radio Public | Stitcher | RSS Discography is a quarterly podcast chronicling a legendary artist’s catalog album by album, and this season is one for the record books. We’re dropping the needle on The Who: every studio album, live record, single, and solo release from Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, and Roger Daltrey. Yes, this is no ordinary Who documentary. This is a quest to examine the big picture and discover WHO this legendary band really are. By 1973, The Who were superstars. Their gargantuan rock opera Quadrophenia had given wayward teenagers a mirror with which to find themselves, even though the ensuing tour would be the catalyst for each band member to go a bit off the rails in their own ways. Join host Marc With a C on a sojourn through 1973 to 1976, when Ken Russell’s film adaptation of Tommy took the world by storm and turned lead vocalist Roger Daltrey into a heartthrob for teenyboppers everywhere. During this short window, three-fourths of the band would somehow also find the time to make solo statements, each with varying degrees of success, while Pete would bleed onto the page with confessional works like The Who by Numbers. Brace yourselves for Maximum Discography, as this episode touches on the albums Quadrophenia, Odds & Sods, Two Sides of the Moon, Mad Dog, Ride a Rock Horse, The Who by Numbers, One of the Boys, and even a few soundtrack appearances! Be sure to check out our full index of every record discussed – over in our Reverb LP record bin! Take a listen, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser, follow Marc on Twitter, and follow Discography on Facebook. Marc With a C Social Links: Music | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr | YouTube | Patreon Source
  19. Having been booked to play some high-profile U.S. festival dates in May, Swedish tech-metal mavens Meshuggah will fill in the days between with a brief headlining stateside jaunt featuring support from The Black Dahlia Murder. As previously announced, Meshuggah will perform at the festivals Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL; Epicenter in Rockingham, NC; Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio; and Chicago Open Air in Bridgeview, IL. Six headlining shows have now been added to the band’s U.S. itinerary, including stops in Atlanta, Boston, and New York City. You can get tickets here. While Meshuggah’s most recent album is 2016’s The Violent Sleep of Reason, the band is releasing limited-edition vinyl reissues of the albums Nothing, I, Catch ThirtyThree, obZen, and Koloss on March 22nd. Pre-orders are available here. Prior to the U.S. dates, Meshuggah will be performing shows in South America and Mexico. Then, after the stateside run, they’ll be playing a run of European festivals in August. See their complete itinerary below. Meshuggah 2019 Tour Dates: 04/26 – Santiago, CL @ Coliseo Theater 04/27 – Santiago, CL @ Coliseo Theater 04/30 – Buenos Aires, AR @ El Teatro Flores 05/03 – Mexico City, MX @ Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 05/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville 05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre ^ 05/07 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore ^ 05/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works ^ 05/10 – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival 05/12 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore ^ 05/14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^ 05/16 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom ^ 05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 05/18 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air Festival 08/01-03 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air 08/04 – Saint-maurice-de-gourdans FR @ Sylak Open Air 08/07-10 – Jaroměř, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival 08/09-10 – Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz Festival 08/04 – Leeuwarden NL @ Into The Grave 08/14 – Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze Open Air 08/17 – Somerset, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival ^ = with The Black Dahlia Murder Metallica’s Top 5 Songs Tour Preview: Bring Me the Tool’s Top 5 Music Videos Favorite Setlist.fm Music Moments in Behemoth's Top 5 Songs Source
  20. On March 22nd, American Football are returning with a new album. Their third full-length to date is aptly titled American Football (LP3) and due out through Polyvinyl. “We were all thoughtful about what we wanted to put out there,” Mike Kinsella previously explained of the band’s approach to the new LP versus its predecessor, 2016’s self-titled LP. “Last time, it was figuring out how to use all of our different arms. This time, we were like – Ok we have these arms, let’s use them.” The veteran emo rockers teased the forthcoming record with last month’s “Silhouettes”. Another offering, “Uncomfortably Numb”, has been unboxed today and features guest contributions from Paramore singer Hayley Williams. Check out the collaborative track below via its official music video. Helmed by Atiba Jefferson, it features American Football band members as well as Workaholics actor Blake Anderson. Peep the band’s upcoming North American tour dates in support of LP3. American Football 2019 Tour Dates: 03/20-24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest 03/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro 05/10 – Mayer, AZ @ FORM Arcosanti 05/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater 05/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall 05/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom 05/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial 05/17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo 05/19 – Sain-Therese, QC @ Santa Terasa Music & Arts Festival 05/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 05/22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 05/23 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat 05/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw 06/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall 06/22 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall 06/25 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf 06/27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 06/28 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk 06/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Source
  21. Ultra’s underground operation, RESISTANCE, has evolved quite a bit since the single stage in 2015. As Ultra Music Festival 2019 approaches, the RESISTANCE team is making ambitious moves for this installment. RESISTANCE has revealed that it will have its own island.  With the move of Ultra to the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium, RESISTANCE is taking over the beach park side of the venue. The new venue will allow for more space and hours than ever before as Ultra will officially run from 2pm – 2am on all three days. RESISTANCE will be hosting the Carl Cox MegaStructure all weekend long, while Richie Hawtin’s PLAYdifferently will will takeover a brand new structure on Saturday 30th March. photo credit RESISTANCE RESISTANCE brings The Arrival, straight from the PLAYGROUND Sound Camp at Burning Man, as a third stage to this year’s event. Armed with three stages and newly extended hours, RESISTANCE does not drop the ball on picking the lineup. Headliners joining Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin will be Adam Beyer and Sasha | John Digweed. In addition to Adam playing his own set, the Don of Drumcode will be teaming up for a highly anticipated B2B set with Cirez D. RESISTANCE 2019 Lineup RESISTANCE Lineup Headliners making their RESISTANCE Miami debut include Deadmau5’s techno alias, Testpilot, Belgium’s Charlotte de Witte and Italy’s Ilario Alicante. Meanwhile, techno pioneer and Cocoon boss Sven Väth returns to Ultra Music Festival for the first time since 2013. Ilario Alicante at Awakenings Then, RESISTANCE offers a rare B3B set between Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber and Paco Osuna anda special B2B set between Jamie Jones and Joseph Capriati. The rest of the headliners include Art Department, Black Coffee, Hot Since 82, Joris Voorn, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Matador, Nic Fanciulli, and Tale Of Us. While the headliners are great, RESISTANCE could not resist booking well sought after supporting acts. Making their debut will be Alan Fitzpatrick, Andrea Oliva, Dennis Cruz, Enrico Sangiuliano, La Fleur, Noir, Richy Ahmed and Camelphat B2B Solardo. While veterans include ANNA, Chip E, Christian Smith, Cristoph, Hector, Jon Rundell, Josh Wink, Luigi Madonna, Marco Bailey, Pleasurekraft, Popof, Stefano Noferini, and Technasia B2B Carlo Lio. Enjoy music from the artist making their RESISTANCE debut. Ultra Music Festival 2019 Tickets on sale now Follow Ultra Music Festival 2019: Facebook Official Website Twitter Instagram The post The Ambitious RESISTANCE 2019 Lineup and Production Plans appeared first on EDM | Electronic Music | EDM Music | EDM Festivals | EDM Events. Source
  22. Despite having over 35 films to his name since 1983, two of which being 1989’s Do the Right Thing and 1992’s Malcolm X, Spike Lee has never been nominated for an Oscar for Best Director. That was, until today. This morning, the Academy awarded the Brooklyn filmmaker with a Best Director nomination for last year’s BlacKkKlansman, which also received five other nominations including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Needless to say, he was quite thrilled, as you can see by his reaction via his own Instagram: Previously, Lee had been nominated for Best Original Screenplay in 1990 for Do the Right Thing and once again in 1998 for Best Documentary Feature for 4 Little Girls. In 2015, he received an Academy Honorary Award. In December, Consequence of Sound named Lee their Filmmaker of the Year. Revisit our exhaustive interview with the veteran in which he discusses the ways in which we should approach nostalgia and the current presidential administration. Winners of the 2019 Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday, February 24th. Click here to see the full list of nominees and stay tuned for our complete coverage in the weeks to come. The Dark Knight Fan Theory Blade Made Comic Book Movies Lady Gaga - A Star Pulp Fiction Fan Theory Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Trailer The Come Up: The Music Source
  23. Dave Matthews Band have announced a massive North American for the summer of 2019. The headlining trek, which comes in support of their 2018 album, Come Tomorrow, spans a whopping 60 dates. The itinerary kicks off April 30th in Pensacola, Florida and runs all the way through the end of September. Several cities will get multiple nights of DMB, including Camden, NJ; Noblesville, IN; Saratoga Springs, NY; West Palm Beach, FL; and Quincy, WA, which will play host to a three-night Labor Day Weekend run at the legendary Gorge Amphitheatre. (Read: A Running List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Omissions) Additionally, Dave Matthews Band will headline New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park. Tickets go on sale February 22nd. Every ticket purchase can be redeemed for an unreleased live recording from the band’s 2018 tour. Once sold out, you can find tickets on secondary retailers, including StubHub. Consult the group’s full tour itinerary below. Dave Matthews Band 2019 Tour Dates: 02/15 – Riviera Maya, MX @ Dave & Tim Riviera Maya 02/16 – Riviera Maya, MX @ Dave & Tim Riviera Maya 02/17 – Riviera Maya, MX @ Dave & Tim Riviera Maya 03/06 – Munich, DE @ Zenith 03/08 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle 03/10 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel 03/12 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 03/13 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 03/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Afas Live 03/17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena 03/19 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet 03/20 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum 03/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr Theatre 03/23 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom 03/25 – Warsaw, PL @ COS Torwar 03/27 – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin 03/28 – Vienna, AT @ Stadhalle 03/30 – Padova, IT @ Gran Teatro Geox 04/01 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena 04/03 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum 04/06 – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena 04/30 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center 05/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena 05/05 – New Orleans, LA @ Jazz and Heritage Festival 05/07 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 05/11 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena 05/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Center 05/15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 05/18 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion 06/14 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion 06/15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion 06/19 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 06/21 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center 06/22 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre 06/28 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 06/29 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 07/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 07/03 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/05 – Elkhorn, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre 07/06 – Elkhorn, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre 07/09 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center 07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage 07/12 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center 07/13 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center 07/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater 07/19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion 07/20 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 07/23 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 07/24 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 07/26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre 07/27 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre 08/23 – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre 08/24 – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre 08/27 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 08/30 – Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 08/31 – Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 09/01 – Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre 09/04 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 09/06 – Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena 09/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 09/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion 09/22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival Revisit Come Tomorrow single “That Girl Is You”: Source
  24. Origins is a recurring new music feature that tasks an artist we like a chance with sharing what inspired their latest song. Following up on the release of 2017’s Doris and the Diggers, Scott Kannberg’s first Spiral Stairs LP since 2009, the founding Pavement member is back with another solo album. Called We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized, the “feel-good” LP arrives on March 22nd via Nine Mile Records and Coolin’ By Sound. “To me We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized feels like the records I’ve been listening to and the records I’ve been digging and aspire to sound like,” Kannberg says in a press release. “In my early-twenties I felt like I knew everything — I always knew about new bands before everyone else — but that kind of closed off a lot of bands that I didn’t give much credence to, and now I’m a bit older and it’s, like, ‘Wow, how did I miss that?’” He cites artists like Nick Lowe, Jim Lowe, and Van Morrison as influences on the album.”I even tried to sing like Van Morrison on a lot of the songs,” he added, “like how he repeats himself a lot. Those are the kind of bands I would never have liked in 1984… or 1994… or 2004 really.” The album was originally built upon four cuts that didn’t make it on the last Spiral Stairs record, which he elaborated upon. Kannberg also penned new songs alongside Posies bassist Matthew Harris, multi-instrumentalist Tim Regan, and Kelley Stoltz, as well as drummer Jim Lindsay, a touring member of Kannberg’s other band, Preston School of Industry. Today, Consequence Of Sound shares the album’s rip-roaring first single, “Hyp-No-Tized”, which embodies the aforementioned “feel-good” vibes with some bouncy brass and slick riffs. Hear it below. We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized Artwork: We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized Tracklist: 01. Hyp-No-Tized 02. The Fool 03. Diario 04. Them Cold Eyes 05. Hold On (Til I Figure It Out) 06. Fingerprintz 07. BTG 08. Dear Husband 09. Swampland 10. Borderline Spiral Stairs will kick off a tour of North America and Australia this spring with a showcase at SXSW in Austin. See below for the full dates. Spiral Stairs 2019 Tour Dates: 03/12 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk 03/19 – Davenport, IA @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel 03/20 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout 03/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry 03/22 – Madison, WI @ Kiki’s Righteous House of Music 03/23 – Detroit, MI @ Third Man Records 03/24 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern 03/26 – New York, New York @ Mercury Lounge * 03/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Brewery * 03/28 – Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s * 03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s * 03/30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room * 04/20 – Brisbane, AU @ Stones Corner Pub 04/21 – Tallarook, AU @ Boogie Fest 04/26 – Ballarat, AU @ The Eastern 04/27 – Melbourne, AU @ The Toff 05/30 – Seattle, WA @ Hotel Albatross 06/01 – Portland, OR @ Alberta St. Pub 06/03 – Tuscon, AZ @ Hotel Congress 06/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge 06/05 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 06/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater 06/08 – Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Festival 06/14 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN Pre-orders for the album are now live. Read on as Kannberg details a few of the other iconic artists who informed “Hyp-No-Tized”. Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel: They love ’em in Australia. The song was originally called “I Wanna Headbutt Barnesy” ’cause that’s what I want to do every time I hear their songs. Mark E. Smith: Actually finished vocals the day he died. Kelley Stoltz had a big framed photo of him and I sang with tears. He would’ve hated the song. Bryan Ferry: Bryan Ferry, photo by Lior Phillips I tried to write a song that could’ve ended up on The Bride Stripped Bare. 1978 LA west side vibes! Great videos of the songs from this record. “Burning Down the House”: Great Talking Heads song with the second-best solo breakdown in rock. First was the solo in “How She Boogaloo’d it” on Wild Honey. Trumpsters, Religion, Netflix…: Lyrics reflect our need to be numbed. I’d rather play golf! Source
  25. Black Panther has already recalibrated the way Hollywood views its product, proving that a film starring a predominantly black cast can not only become a cultural phenomena, but a box office smash. With today’s announcement of the 2019 Academy Awards nominations, it’s now redefined how comic book movies are regarded in terms of classic filmmaking appraisal, as the Marvel Studios epic has become the first superhero film to receive a Best Picture nomination. The writing was already on the wall: Black Panther received recognition from the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Producers Guild, the Writers Guild, and the Screen Actors guild. But the Oscars are another level of prestige all together, and the film’s inclusion alongside nominees like The Favourite, A Star is Born, Roma, and Vice is a landmark moment. It was 10 years ago that the Motion Picture Academy chose to expand their Best Picture category from five to up to 10 nominees. The move came after many criticized the Academy for refusing to give Christopher Nolan and The Dark Knight recognition in the major categories (that is, Best Director and Picture) despite its eight other nominations. (Read: After Avengers: Infinity War, What’s Next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?) At first, the shift led to films like Inception, District 9, and UP — movies popular amongst audiences but not as high-brow as those usually considered Oscar-worthy — appearing on nominations lists. Eventually, however, a status quo seemed to return, as popular blockbusters failed to break through. The Academy proposed a new “popular movie” category last year to rectify this, though it quickly backed down amid outcry over the ill-defined stipulations. Critics were also concerned films like Black Panther or A Star is Born, crossover hits that were both box office and critical successes, would be relegated to the second-tier award. Superhero tales like Wonder Woman and Logan previously failed to make the Best Picture cut (though the former’s sloppy third act arguably excludes it from consideration and the latter did become the first superhero movie to receive a writing category nod), but it’s fitting that Black Panther would be the one to bring such recognition to the genre. Beyond its status as the third-highest grossing domestic film of all time ($700,059,566, unadjusted for inflation), it’s a cultural milestone. The movie connected with a historically underrepresented demographic without pandering and while maintaining a wide appeal; for the Academy to recognize that and not simply see it as a comic book blockbuster is a notable moment. Even if you argued that cultural relevance played into the film’s nomination as much as its actual quality (it’s certainly the first nominee to feature CGI War Rhinos), the nomination widens the interpretation of what defines the Best Picture. Black Panther received seven nominations overall, including Best Original Score (Ludwig Goransson), Best Original Song (Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars”), Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart), Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. It may still be an underdog for the big prize, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the movie take home some gold on when the 91st Academy Awards air Sunday, February 24th on ABC. The Dark Knight Fan Theory Blade Made Comic Book Movies Lady Gaga - A Star Pulp Fiction Fan Theory Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Trailer The Come Up: The Music Source
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