NEW SINGLE FROM BRIDGE CITY HUSTLE
From the heart of Brooklyn comes modern funk/soul/rock band Bridge City Hustle who releases new single “Too Good For Me” from their debut self-titled EP. Comprised of four talented and innovative musicians, songwriters, and producers, BCH is keeping funk alive with this groovy new single that attracts fans of Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Anthony Hamilton alike.
WIRE: OFF! DROP VIDEO FOR “RED WHITE AND BLACK”
OFF! have dropped the official video for “Red White and Black,” a track off of their recently released album Wasted Years. In the video, comedians Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Brian Posehn (Mr. Show) play fascists who ultimately get what they deserve.
Watch the video on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/music-video-premieres/off–red-white-and-black-official-video
The punk supergroup also star in the latest episode of Noisey’s Sound Off! series, in which the band gives viewers an inside look at the making of the music video for “Hypnotized.”
WIRE: NOISEY PREMIERES THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION VIDEO ‘SHE’S ON IT-JACK THE RIPPER’
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion continues to champion the raw, the rhythm, the rock, the rebel without a pause… The Blues Explosion tore it up with their first appearance at Coachella Festival last Friday, and return this week to do it again! Not content to lounge by the pool, Jon, Judah and Russell have been playing select shows between the Coachella dates with a week of West Coast crazy!
CLIP POSTED FROM ALICE COOPER DOC OPERA “SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER”
Filmmaker Reginald Harkema comments on the segment, “This clip shows the exciting momentum the Alice Cooper Group gets swept up in when their iconic teen anthem “I’m Eighteen” turns them into overnight sensations. The song “Caught In A Dream” self-referentially soundtracks a swirl of images including limousines, gold records, airplanes, and lunatic teenagers.”
Watch The Official Trailer Here: http://youtu.be/65LiL6R9L3I
JOSH XANTUS “WATCH YOU WORKIN” AUDIO
“Watch You Workin” is the official single and is off the upcoming project “Can I Live Chapters 1 & 2” which is dropping on May 6th. The project features Chinx Drugz, Rocko, Reek Da Villan, Statik Selektah and more!
WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY SINNER SINNERS
LA via France’s rock n’ rolling couple SINNER SINNERS are teaming up with LA Music Blog to premiere their brand new music video for the single ‘No Hard Feelings’. Check out the awesome video via LAMusicBlog.com now! SINNER SINNERS’ full-length album XI will hit digital stores on Monday, April 21, 2014 via the band’s Cadavra Records.
NEW SINGLE BY CHAOS FEAT TROY AVE
Chaos is on a mission to bring hip-hop back to Newark. His latest record, “Hate If You Wanna,” ft. Troy Ave. is an anthem to all the haters and doubters. Chaos represents the people of Newark – our people, our struggle, our message – that we are strong and WE ARE COMING BACK.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY BEAUTIFUL SMALL MACHINES
NYC electro-twang duo, Beautiful Small Machines drops their new single, “The DJ Stayed Home,” which is now available for feature. Also, don’t forget to check out the premiere of the track in The Deli Magazine! This new single is also the title track from Beautiful Small Machines new LP that will be released on July 8, 2014.
LEON MARIN NEW SINGLE “RIOT”
Leon Marin decided to release a “Riot” on his audience with this uptempo Anno Domini Beats produced track. The inconvenience which caused this song’s release was presented after having to take down “Take It Off”. This track is much more uptempo and demanding an audience.
COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE GIORGIO MORODER REMIX OF “MIDNIGHT”
Coldplay have today announced that “Midnight” one of the songs from their upcoming new album Ghost Stories has been remixed by Giorgio Moroder. The legendary Italian electronic music pioneer’s reworking is available to download now, exclusively from http://iTunes.com/Coldplay.
MASTODON REVEAL NEW SONG “HIGH ROAD”
Mastodon has unveiled a brand new song “High Road” from their forthcoming album, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Deftones). Go to: www.mastodonrocks.com to listen now.
MICHAEL BUBLÃ‰ ADDS 13 FINAL US SHOWS FOLLOWING SOLD OUT GLOBAL TOUR
Michael BublÃ©, the multi Grammy Award winning international superstar who has been touring the world for close to two years with his hugely successful “To Be Loved” Tour will finish up his long run with 13 final shows in the US beginning with 2 shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden on July 7 and 8. The final leg of dates was confirmed today by Don Fox of Beaver Productions, BublÃ©’s national tour promoter. A complete schedule of dates follows this release. On sale dates will be announced in markets locally.
OUTKAST SET TO HEADLINE 2ND ANNUAL BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE CONCERT SERIES
BET Networks and AEG today announce GRAMMY ® Award winning group OUTKAST as this year’s headlining act for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, taking place in Los Angeles, CA, June 27 — 29, 2014. Celebrating their 20-year anniversary, and coming off of their long-awaited reunion at Coachella, OUTKAST are ready to create history as they take the STAPLES Center stage by storm on Saturday, June 28, 2014 alongside Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, K. Michele, Ty Dolla $ign, August Alsina and hosted by DJ Khaled.
The Coca-Cola ® Company, the world’s largest beverage company, will return to the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE as the festival’s presenting sponsor. Associated with the “BET AWARDS” since 2009, this collaboration is another example of Coca-Cola’s ® commitment to bringing people together to enjoy culturally meaningful celebrations. As part of the partnership, Sprite ®, one of The Coca-Cola ® Company’s most popular brands, will once again sponsor celebrity basketball game, the slam dunk competition and the youth clinics. Coca-Cola ® and Sprite ® will bring a number of original and interactive activities that will offer fans a weekend filled with creative and delightful moments. Additionally, Coca-Cola ® will host a Latin showcase on Thursday, June 26 and sponsor the wildly-popular “106 & Park” stage on Saturday, June 28 with special performances and appearances from some of your favorite celebrities.
HEART TO HEART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Heart to Heart has announced they will release their sophomore album Dulce June 17th on Pure Noise Records. Dulce was produced by Kyle Black (Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals) in Southern California. Preorders for the new album will be coming soon and a full track listing can be seen below. Fans can also catch Heart to Heart on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour June 13th through July 13th.
While keeping busy out on the road, Heart to Heart is getting ready to release their sophomore full length, Dulce, which will be more diverse and heavier than their previous music, but still show their punk rock roots; and unlike their previous album, the whole band was present during tracking to help ensure this record is as tenacious as it can be.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCE REUNION SHOWS
This fall the influential late ’90s indie rock trio American Football – Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes – will reunite for their first live shows since disbanding 15 years ago. The band will play September 28th at The Pygmalion Festival in Champaign/Urbana, IL, the site of the band’s formation and home of Polyvinyl Records, the storied indie label who released their original EP and self-titled full-length album. On October 11th American Football visit New York City for a show at Webster Hall. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, April 25th via http://americanfootballmusic.com.
WIRE: FLOSSTRADAMUS ‘WAKE & BAKE’ EP
To celebrate 4/20 and Easter, Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus released their Wake & Bake EP for one week of free downloads. The EP features two new tracks including “Smoke 1” ft. Travis Porter and a Young Thug “Stoner” remix. Grab it below.
KEVIN ESTRADA’S ‘ROCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING’ BENEFIT RAISES OVER $10,000 TO BATTLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada’s Rockers Against Trafficking benefit to help raise awareness of human trafficking this past April 11th at Paladino’s in Tarzana, CA (sponsored by Monster Energy) was an amazing success. All of the proceeds from the show will be used to rebuild the lives of these young victims with housing, medical assistance, legal aid, and job placement, and the donations will also be used to build and set up border monitoring stations between countries that are known for human trafficking. All proceeds will be divided between CAST LA (www.castla.org) and Tiny Hands International (www.tinyhandsinternational.org).
FREE ALBUM BY A-PLUS
A founding member of Souls of Mischief and The Hieroglyphics, rapper and producer A-Plus has had an outstanding 2014 so far. He has released another free instrumental album, Think Tank, premiered by PotholesInMyBlog, in addition to his experimental dub-step/electronic album Molly’s Dirty Water premiered by Okayplayer. Get On Down also released a deluxe 20th anniversary edition of Souls of Mischief’s classic 93 ‘Til Infinity.
Check out the URB Magazine premiere:
CLOSE YOUR EYES PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO
CLOSE YOUR EYES premieres their brand new music video for the track “Kings Of John Payne” on VEVO. Taken from their latest album Line In The Sand, CLOSE YOUR EYES have combined punching lyricism with impassioned harmonies to create a truly dynamic, refreshing hardcore experience.
Watch “Kings Of John Payne” now:
TOP THREE FINALISTS FOR SECOND ANNUAL MILESTONE AWARD AS VOTED ON BY FANS
Billboard, dick clark productions and Chevrolet announced today that Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic are the top three finalists for the Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and broadcast LIVE on ABC at 8pm ET. Fan voting for the three finalists will continue online with the winner being announced during this year’s broadcast.
This is the second year that this editorial award will go to an innovative artist who achieved a notable chart milestone in the past year. In addition to the three finalists, the other nominees for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet included Imagine Dragons, John Legend, and Luke Bryan.
Voting for the three finalists is now open on Billboard.com/milestone. Voting will continue through the first two hours of the live Billboard Music Awards telecast, closing at 10pm ET / 9pm CT. The 2014 Milestone Award will be announced toward the end of the show and presented to the winner by superstar artist, Kelly Rowland. Tune in for the announcement of a special sweepstakes during the show.
KANISHA K TEAMS UP WITH GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER JASON MILES
Exploding onto the pop scene with her infectious breakout hit “My Another Day,” Holland, Mich.-based pop songstress Kanisha K is teaming up with Grammy-winning producer and four-time nominee Jason Miles for a forthcoming single “Stupid Boyfriend.”
Miles impressive resume includes work with iconic artists including Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, The Crusaders, Freddy Cole, George Benson, Herb Alpert, Vanessa Williams. He and Kanisha hit Jason’s studio, The Clubhouse, in New York City April 14-15 to lay down vocals on the track.
WIRE: NEW MUSIC FROM STANTON WARRIORS PREMIERING ON ETON MESSY
Stanton Warriors’ latest track “Loving Me Wrong” further endorses their reputation for their evolving and inimitable sound. An edit was uploaded to their Facebook page a week ago and it all went a bit crazy, with over four million organic views, with zero PR or marketing.
Our friends at Eton Messy are now premiering the full version, click here to listen and share: http://bit.ly/SWEtonMessy
JACK WHITE NEW SINGLE & TITLE TRACK “LAZARETTO” RELEASED
Jack White has unveiled the title track and first official single from his new album
Lazaretto out June 10th on Third Man Records/Columbia. The new single “Lazaretto” can be streamed at http://jackwhiteiii.com now and will be available tomorrow, April 22nd, as an instant download with all iTunes pre-orders.
DEAD FINGERS TO RELEASE ‘BIG BLACK DOG’
Dead Fingers returns to release Big Black Dog on sister labels Pipe and Gun and Communicating Vessels on July 15, 2014, with a national headlining tour to celebrate. Since 2012’s eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have had some time to take a step back and take stock of all of the dynamic changes their lives have undergone over the past few years. As new parents, Kate and Taylor have added a whole new perspective to their road weary travelogues and broke-beat folk/country/blues hybrid, that speaks as much to their growing maturity as artists as it does to their innate ability to put their lives squarely in the fabric of their songs.
PAUL STANLEY NEW BOOK A HIT
Face The Music: A Life Exposed, KISS frontman Paul Stanley’s revelatory behind-the-scenes memoir, will debut at #2 on The New York Times’ Best Sellers list for print hardcover non-fiction on April 27, 2014, reflecting sales for the week ending April 12, 2014. Additionally, Stanley’s memoir debuted on the Times’ Combined Print and E-Book best seller list and E-Book best sellers list at #3 and #13 respectively.
The memoir, an instant best seller in both the U.S. and Canada, also debuted at #4 on the Wall Street Journal’s Nonfiction Best Sellers list, #3 on Publishers Weekly’s Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list, and #4 on The Toronto Star’s Original non-fiction best sellers list.
In Face The Music, Stanley takes readers through a no holds barred journey chronicling his rapid climb to superstardom from a tumultuous childhood and his current life contentment with his family and children.
HELLO HARVARD VIDEO “TRAPPERS”
Hello Harvard is Canadian artist who uses catchy riffs to capture dance, punk and blues into one sound. Likening himself to Bruno Mars with a skateboard instead of a fedora, Hello Harvard has a punk sound slowed down with blues licks, and pumped up with pop vocals. Hailing from Burlington Ontario, Hello Harvard combines danceable hooks smashed with pop, punk and blues influences. He jumped around with many bands before finally deciding to pursue a solo career.
Here is a link to the Music Video “Trappers”
NEW VIDEO BY A GREAT BIG WORLD
Check out Darren Criss and Jessica Szohr’s love story unfold in the brand new music video for “Already Home” from A Great Big World:
T.I. AND RUSSELL SIMMONS TEAM UP
Mega film, television and music star, T.I. joins media, music, fashion & entertainment mogul and philanthropist, Russell Simmons in a creative partnership with greenROKS, a youth oriented entertainment company. greenROKS is a multi-media platform fusing music, story-telling and technology while developing a brave new world of cool content that drives today’s youth to be more conscious of relevant topics in the world. The partnership will launch this Spring, first, with a series including mobile gaming, music and other multimedia platforms.
This marks one of the most unique, innovative collaborations in pop and youth culture, boasting an all-star team of executives with unparalleled expertise in gaming, technology, fashion, music, television, multi-media and pop culture. The greenROKS purpose is to develop nuanced projects, including mobile, video and animation that will engage and entertain, while educating youth on relevant health, environmental, social matters and family-focused issues.
ONE DAYS NOTICE DRUMMER LEAVES MUSIC FOR PORN
Five piece punk band One Days Notice will be slimming down to a quartet after the recent announcement that drummer Phil Evans Jr. will be leaving the group to pursue a career in the porn industry. When vocalist Chris Bassitt was asked about the decision he said “It doesn’t really surprise me at all. He was always whipping out his giant sausage at band practice.”
TAYLOR GANG’S CHEVY WOODS RELEASES “30 DEEP”
A little more than six months after the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, Gangland 2, rising star CHEVY WOODS is preparing fans for the release of his official, yet-untitled, debut EP on Taylor Gang with the new warm-up song, “30 Deep.” Over a head-nodding ID Labs-produced track, Chevy Woods reps his homies setting the tone for the next phase of his career. “30 Deep” is available for download on iTunes.
WIRE: MANICANPARTY DEBUT “WARPAINT” VIDEO
Brooklyn-based tribal-pop duo Manicanparty are pleased to debut the video for “Warpaint”, the first single from their upcoming District EP, available June 10, 2014. “We really wanted to create a visual piece that inspired the viewer with a newfound confidence to take on every day challenges, the band explains about the video. “So we invented these bizarre characters as they each prepare for something to happen. Like a woman putting on makeup to prepare for the day….we each find our own ways to deal with the battles of everyday life.”
COUNTRY ON THE RIVER NAMES OPERATION TROOP AID AS ‘OFFICIAL’ CHARITY OF THE FESTIVALS
Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 — 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 — 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.
The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.
“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.
WIRE: SEBASTIAN BACH’S NEW VIDEO “ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD”
In honor of the release of iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach’s new album, GIVE ‘EM HELL, fans globally can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for “All My Friends Are Dead” on USAToday.com.
LEWIS WATSON VIDEO “STAY”
Lewis Watson is set to release his long-awaited debut album The Morning in the US on June 17th. Demonstrating Lewis’ powers as a songwriter, The Morning combines fully-realised reworkings of select songs from his early EPs with plethora of new material — including instant grat track “Halo,” “Stay” and much more. These new songs take Lewis’ stripped-back, guitar-and-voice roots to a new level of richer, more textured soundscapes.
WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY TROPHY SCARS
Trophy Scars, it’s fair to say, don’t believe in doing things by halves. In fact, they’re more inclined to do things in doubles. The upcoming album from the Morristown, New Jersey quartet, Holy Vacants, was initially worked up as a 35-page screenplay treatment by vocalist and lyricist Jerry Jones, and is conceptually even more ambitious than 2011’s Never Born, Never Dead EP, which took reincarnation as its theme.
Inspired by The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun”, “Gutted” is a dark track about the ghosts of an angel murdering husband-and-wife couple. Courtesy of Pure Volume, you can listen to the track HERE: