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Turn Down for What? Why EDM Is Entering Its Punk Phase

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:55
On a Friday night in Montreal DJ Vice a eight-year resident DJ at Tao Las Vegas held out about an hour to play DJ Snake's crunktacular "Turn Down for What" – at the time the fourth most popular song in America and easily the most raucous thing on the entire...

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AmericanaFest Announces Initial Lineup

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:30
The Americana Music Association has announced half of the 160 artists set to play its 15th annual AmericanaFest this September in Nashville Lee Ann Womack Marty Stuart Hayes Carll and Rhett Miller are among those included in the initial announcement 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time Lee Ann Womack Running September...

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'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Hostile Work Environment

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 23:05
The human resources file on this episode is gonna be a doozy folks  The good men and women of Cardiff Electronics are working overtime to create the fastest most portable PC on the market What does this entail? Project manager Joe MacMillan steals whiz-kid programmer Cameron Chase's back-up files fries her...

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My Bloody Valentine Returning to the Studio This Fall

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 20:58
It's been a little over a year since My Bloody Valentine released their long-awaited third LP mbv but it looks like the band will be back with more sometime soon In an interview with NME this week frontman Kevin Shields revealed that the band is planning to record a new...

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Elvis Presley's Sweat-Stained Jumpsuit Going Up for Auction

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:11
A white suit emblazoned with a peacock that Elvis Presley wore while performing in Las Vegas is going up for auction this week And one thing that makes this particular garment special according to Time is that it's stained in the armpits with the King's own 40-year-old sweat Find Out Where...

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'Gimme Shelter' Singer Merry Clayton Seriously Injured in Car Accident

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 15:47
Merry Clayton the "Gimme Shelter" backup singer whose story was featured in the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom was badly injured in a car accident in Los Angeles earlier this week Representatives for the singer posted news of her condition in a statement on her website 'Gimme Shelter' Singer Merry Clayton...

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Grand Ole Opry Star Jimmy C. Newman Dead at 86

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:49
Jimmy C Newman the first Cajun singer ever to join the Grand Ole Opry has died The High Point Louisiana native was just shy of his 87th birthday when he succumbed to cancer Saturday night in Nashville 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time Newman who said the "C" in his middle name...

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Pearl Jam Break Into 'Let It Go' In Italy

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:19
"Let It Go" the defiant ballad from the Disney movie Frozen has been all over the place since winning the Best Original Song Oscar this past March It's been mashed up with Game of Thrones belted out by tens of thousands of fans on YouTube and of course covered by...

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Fan Dies at Electric Daisy Carnival

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:19
A 24-year-old man died on Saturday morning at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas The Los Angeles Times reports that the man identified as Montgomery Tsang collapsed in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as he was leaving the dance music festival and was pronounced dead shortly...

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Watch Sam Smith Cover Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know'

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:11
Following close on the heels of the release of his debut album In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith stoked the fires while breaking hearts this weekend with a cover of Whitney Houston's 1985 hit "How Will I know" Sam Smith Breaks Down 10 Great R&B Voices Smith takes the tempo way down...

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Schoolboy Q Concert Shooting Likely Not Random, Police Say

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:43
Thursday night's shooting outside Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre was likely not just a random act of  violence police officials said on Saturday according to the Associated Press Three people were injured in the incident which took place after a benefit concert featuring Schoolboy Q Nas and Flying Lotus  Seven Hot Hip-Hop...

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Little Dragon Master Their Contradictions at New York Show

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 15:30
It is Swedish tradition as one learned from Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano at New York's Terminal 5 Friday night that on the night before the first day of summer it's typical to "dance around and drink some Schnapps" That the group chose to follow this statement with the mid-tempo dance number...

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Watch Foo Fighters Cover Rolling Stones, Queen at Firefly Festival

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 12:43
The Foo Fighters made the most of their headlining appearance at Firefly Music Festival in Dover Delaware on Friday night delivering their only performance on the books so far this summer for a crowd of 80000 fans Inside the Foo Fighters' Wildly Ambitious New Album and HBO Series After running through an...

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Kanye West Surprises Dave Chappelle Fans at Radio City

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:10
The music component of Dave Chappelle's nine-night stand at Radio City Music Hall doesn't officially start until next week when the comedian will be joined by a roster of artists including Nas the Roots and Janelle Monáe But attendees of Friday night's show were in for a treat as Kanye...

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Luke Bryan Recalls Love and Loss on 'Roller Coaster'

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 08:10
Life's hardly a beach for Luke Bryan in his latest video for the bittersweet contemplative "Roller Coaster" The follow-up to the chart-topping "Play It Again" is the fifth single release from the nearly double-platinum-selling album Crash My Party The clip was shot while the country superstar was in Panama City...

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Tom Morello: How the Chicago Cubs Can Win the World Series

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 00:05
I'm a Chicago Cubs fan I grew up in Libertyville Illinois and attended my first game at Wrigley Field when I was four My dear Aunt Isabelle who got me into the Cubs lived 82 years and never saw a World Series victory A total of 106 years have gone...

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'Star Wars' Enlists Rian Johnson to Direct 'Episode VIII'

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:36
Rian Johnson's dive into science fiction with 2012's Looper will serve him well on a much bigger project as the director will take on Episode VIII of the upcoming Star Wars series Initial reports had also attached Johnson to direct Episode IX though it was later confirmed that he would only...

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The Shins Team With Zach Braff Again for 'Wish I Was Here' Soundtrack

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:15
The Shins have another song that could "change your life" as Natalie Portman proclaimed of their tune "New Slang" in the 2004 movie Garden State And like that film it just happens to appear in another Zach Braff movie The shimmery lilting "So Now What" which finds frontman James Mercer...

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Garth Brooks' Big Comeback Tour Still Keeping Us Guessing

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 14:35
Garth Brooks last topped the US country chart with a new boxed set late in 2013 and hasn't really been heard from on these shores much lately Across the pond however he debuts this week at the top of the Irish Album Chart with a compilation originally released in 2007...

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Michael Jackson 'Hologram' Creator Files $10 Million Countersuit

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:45
The company that produced the Michael Jackson "performance" at the Billboard Music Awards this year has filed a $10 million countersuit against Hologram USA which had preemptively sued it prior to the broadcast Although Hologram USA claims to hold the patent to the projection of the Tupac Shakur hologram (but not...

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