A-ALIKES VIDEO “THEY WATCHING”
Revolutionary duo A-Alikes recently dropped the official video for “They Watching” from their Us Against Them EP directed and edited by Solace for Guerilla Nation and Buendia Productions. Surveillance footage blends with clips of gps tracking software and shots of everyday life in the black and white video, which makes their distrust of cameras and the people behind them pretty plain. They point not just to the police cameras hugging the block in most neighborhoods, but also to computer screens, webcams and the handheld devices most people rely upon to get from place to place. The video for “They Watching” concludes with a teaser for “Person Of Interest” — the track that neighbors “They Watching” on their latest project and conveniently offers commentary on the circumstances that befall people who have been targeted by the police or other authorities. Check the footage below to watch the official video for “They Watching” from A-Alikes. Download their project via iTunes.
A-Alikes: “They Watching” (Video)
NEW VIDEO BY POTLUCK INSPIRED BY WEED
Potluck have premiered their brand new video for the track “Real Weed Livin’” online at http://youtu.be/8mOOsofc8qE. The track appears on Potluck’s new mixtape “The Humboldt Chronicles”, which is available as a free download at http://smarturl.it/Potluck_THCMixtape.The album features collaborations with Rittz, Krizz Kaliko, Kung Fu Vampire and more.
“We made this song and the video to represent for Humboldt County, CA and all the green thumb growers,” said 1 Ton from Potluck. “We want people to get an authentic visual about how it is to be ‘Real Weed Livin’! There are no plastic plants and fake backdrops in this video; there is only real crops, real hard work, and real green houses. This is our story and our time to share it with the world.”
EXORCISM POST NEW SINGLE “VOODOO JESUS”
“Voodoo Jesus“, a brand new song from doomy heavy metallers EXORCISM, who feature Joe “Shredlord” Stump in their ranks, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s debut album, “I Am God“, which will be released April 25 worldwide via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music.
Soundcloud “Voodoo Jesus”: https://soundcloud.com/rockngrowl/voodoo-jesus
OLD LINES ENTERS THE STUDIO TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
Baltimore based punk band Old Lines has announced they’ve entered the studio to record a full-length album that’s scheduled for release later this year via No Sleep Records. The band is currently recording in their hometown with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations Studios (Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell, Magrudergrind).
“The direction of this record is an extension of our previous two both in content and sound, but with a more pronounced sense of urgency,” explains Matt Taylor. “Musically, The songs are a bit faster and more chaotic, and the lyrical content follows the same sense of frantic frustration.”
JUSTIN MICHAEL & DIGITAL FREQ PREVIEWS “FOLLOW YOU”
The world is no stranger to the timeless and prestigious sounds of Armada Music. With thousands of releases and over two dozen sub-labels, Armada has impacted and influenced the Trance, Progressive, Electro, Deep House, and EDM genres beyond expectations. Within the last year and a half, one of their highly regarded sub-labels – Trice Recordings, has resonated and grown to become one of the most thriving big-room labels in the dance music community. Industry-intimidating and consistent charting releases from a catalog of high-profile artists such as Vicetone, Tom Staar, Lush & Simon, Audien and more have already put the Trice imprint over the top and yet still climbing. And now without any hesitation, Trice Recordings proudly welcomes the latest addition of artists to their elite handpicked catalog, the inspiring sounds of Justin Michael & Digital Freq.
NEEDTOBREATHE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Musicians, professional athletes and golf enthusiasts will gather on Tuesday, May 20 for the NEEDTOBREATHE Classic presented by Commonwealth Cares Foundation. Registration is now open for the annual golf tournament benefiting Charleston area nonprofit Palmetto Medical Initiative (PMI). Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE — Bear Rinehart, Bo Rinehart and Seth Bolt — are long-time supporters of PMI and, last year, decided to lend their name to Commonwealth Cares Foundation’s annual golf tournament.
NEEDTOBREATHE raised more than $100,000 for PMI through last year’s tournament — which featured participation from fellow musicians, actors, former NFL and NCAA football coaches, and professional athletes, including players from the New York Yankees, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, NASCAR, and the PGA — as well as additional fundraising endeavors. PMI is building sustainable medical clinics around the world, including Uganda and Nicaragua, and recently announced plans to expand its efforts into Burundi. The proceeds from the 2013 NEEDTOBREATHE Classic were used to construct a medical clinic in El Viejo, Nicaragua, which was dedicated in January 2014. This year’s tournament proceeds will benefit another East African clinic in Uganda, with work slated to begin in January 2015.
F.I.D.O. & BASEL POST “SOLD”
Just in time for the warmer months Ultra Music unleashes “Sold”, a monster collaboration between Egyptian producer F.I.D.O. and his mate Basel. Combining absorbing build-ups, energetic bass and just the right amount of melody, listeners will find it impossible not to move their bodies upon hearing “Sold”. The track’s party vibes are vocalized right before it drops with “Put yo’ put yo’ hands up” — infusing “Sold” with an old school hype that dance music fans know and love.
“Sold” is a pure electro house club track that is sure to keep dance floors bumping throughout the spring and into the summer.
Download “Sold” on Beatport – HERE
WIRE: MAX VIDEO “HAVE A NICE FLIGHT”
International rock star and TV personality MAX has unveiled his official music video for the single “Have a Nice Flight,” which is also available on iTunes today. The video was co-directed by Craig Fanning, and portrays a crazed pilot dancing on a plummeting plane and fraternizing with the stewardess crew and other women on the flight. MAX has played for millions of fans throughout Europe over the past decade and has been seen on numerous TV shows. His over the top style is a unique mix of high-octane party rock combined with outlandish humor. In a recent interview with ArtistDirect.com, MAX talked about the new video and his crazy antics:
“My inspiration for the song and video came from my last tour. One time, I got locked in the bathroom with a stewardess. While we were stuck in there, the song just came to me. In this video, I play a pilot who’s so dumb that he gets himself locked out of the cockpit because he was entertaining a stewardess in the mile high club.”
CITI PRESENTS A VERY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM COLDPLAY
Next Sunday, March 23, 2014, Citi ThankYou cardmembers will exclusively enjoy Citi Presents A Very Special Performance From Coldplay. This intimate concert at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles is one of Coldplay’s first U.S. performances prior to the May 19 release of the band’s sixth studio album, Ghost Stories via Parlophone/Atlantic Records. Coldplay at Sony Pictures Studios is part of a special lineup of entertainment events offered exclusively for the Citi ThankYou, ThankYou ® Preferred and Citi ThankYou ® Premier and Citi Prestige ® cards.Citi ThankYou Preferred and Premier cardmembers also can earn more points for entertainment purchases, such as tickets for this special event.
AN EVENING WITH BT IN MIAMI, FL
With the never-ending announcements of parties that make up Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, one show you absolutely do not want to miss is An Evening with BT, taking place at Rokbar on Collins Ave on March 25 from 10PM – 5AM.
1905 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL, 33154
Accompanied by BT protÃ©gÃ©es Au5 and Fractal, dubstep / complextro artist Savant and Australia’s #1 DJ tyDi, An Evening with BT will see one of the most diverse lineups to hit South Beach during March’s madness. Expect trance, bass music, electro and house all packed into the sets of some of EDM’s most illuminating and forward-thinking minds for a night that will have you dancing until dawn.
WIRE: “ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY” PREMIERES THE HANDSOME FAMILY’S LYRIC VIDEO
“Entertainment Weekly” has premiered the lyric video for The Handsome Family’s “Far From Any Road.” Of the song, Rennie says “How strange to have an almost forgotten song from years ago resurrected and so showered with love! People keep asking us how we managed to write such a perfect song to open True Detective. They compliment us on all the various connections to the storyline we’ve managed to include and how perfectly our song emotionally sets the pace for each episode. They think I’m lying when I say that the song was written long before the TV show was a spark of an idea. Maybe time really is a flat circle. Maybe you do need to see a lot of darkness before you can see a little light. We’ve spent 20 years as a band of outsiders searching for ears that could hear us. At last I think we’ve found our Carcosa–that glorious kingdom built with the bricks of our deepest dreams.” You can watch the video HERE.
MATCHSTICKMEN RELEASE DIGITAL-ONLY ACOUSTIC EP
Matchstickmen tone down the aggression this year by releasing a download only acoustic EP entitled ‘’Acoustic Grooves To Soothe The Soul’ on Monday 18th November 2013 through MainLine Records. It is the follow up to their 2012 highly praised EP ‘A Change In Season’.
‘Acoustic Grooves To Soothe The Soul’ features reworked versions of songs from their debut album ‘Through Hell…And Kept Going”, their latest EP ‘A Change In Season’, plus previously unreleased material.
Matchstickmen’s ‘Acoustic Grooves To Soothe The Soul’ was released on Monday 18th November 2013 through MainLine Records/Code 7 Distribution and is available on digital formats at iTunes, Amazon and many more digital retailers NOW!
NINE INCH NAILS AND SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE SUMMER CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up for a North American tour that will kick off on Saturday, July 19, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. The co-headline run, presented by Live Nation, is their first outing together and will include shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (July 21), the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (August 1) and the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA (August 25). Both bands will play full sets nightly. Special guest Death Grips will open on most dates.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public Friday, March 21, through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. See below for itinerary. Thefan pre-sale begins today at noon local time at www.nin.com and www.soundgardenworld.com, with additional pre-sales going live on Tuesday, March 18.
SHAKIRA HOOKS UP WITH ACTIVIA
Today, Dannon Activia’s first-ever global partnership featuring Shakira launched with a new dance-themed ad that features her newest single, “Dare (La La La).” The Colombian-born superstar supports the yogurt’s mantra that ‘Feeling Good Starts from the Inside.’
To hear the worldwide premiere of “Dare (La La La)” and view the ad, click here.
Activia is a probiotic yogurt that helps regulate the digestive system when consumed daily for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR”
ABC’s innovative new series “Rising Star,” which opens the gate to a new era in reality competition, kicks off its nationwide search for talent on Saturday, March 29th. The U.S. series is helmed by executive producers Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). Aspiring singers are encouraged to visit www.abc.com/risingstar for more information on the audition process. Solo vocalists, duos and vocal groups (up to five members) can register to audition in person, online or nominate a friend/family member.
“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.
MATT NATHANSON ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR WITH GAVIN DEGRAW
This summer the official music party starts on Friday, June 13th when Matt Nathanson teams up with old touring pal Gavin DeGraw to co-headline a two month North American tour kicking off at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre in Tucson, AZ. Shows include the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (6/18), Greek Theatre in San Francisco (6/20), Humphrey’s in San Diego (6/15), Massey Hall in Toronto (7/16) and Central Park’s Summerstage in New York (8/13). Initial dates are listed below with additional dates to be announced soon. Joining Nathanson & DeGraw will be special guests Mary Lambert, featured songstress from Macklemore’s anthem Same Love and Andrew McMahon formerly of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate, promising incredible nights of killer music! Come early, stay late, and tear it up this summer with Matt Nathanson and Gavin DeGraw.
SIA RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “CHANDELIER” TODAY
Multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed songwriter, recording artist and hit maker Sia releases today her brand new single entitled “Chandelier.” “Chandelier” is the first single from her forthcoming album due out this summer on RCA Records, and is available now at iTunes, Amazon and all digital providers. Click here to listen now. “Chandelier” was written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by her longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin, along with Shatkin.
Sia shared the news last week with fans via twitter of new music coming today: https://twitter.com/Sia/status/443203165458952192/photo/1.
GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHÃ–N TEAMS UP WITH MARCO MENDOZA AND DEEN CASTRONOVO
Guitar legend Neal SchÃ¶n has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U. The new album features SchÃ¶n, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.