GAME PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO “100” FEATURING DRAKE
Multiplatinum Compton rapper The Game brings Drake to his hometown for his brand new music video “100.” The Theo Skudra directed music video premieres today on VEVO at 9AM EST. “Keep it 8 more than 92. Brought my ace Drake out to my hood and we lit it up. My hood. My family. My world. #WinnersCircle,” says Game.
SAM MOORE GETS HONORED
In honor of a career spanning more than 60 years, rock-and-soul great Sam Moore will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The voice behind such hits as “I Thank You” and “Hold On I’m Coming” joins singer/songwriter Gregg Allman, composer John Barbe and his wife, Jane, producer John Huie, and numerous others to be inducted in a ceremony Sept. 26 in Atlanta.
Moore catapulted to international fame as the lead voice of the 1960s duo “Sam and Dave,” a musical collaboration with long-time partner and fellow Georgia native Dave Prater. As Sam and Dave, the duo recorded and performed together for 20 years and produced a string of hit albums. But it was a tune written, arranged, and produced by Isaac Hayes that cemented Moore’s place in music history. In 1967, Moore and Hayes wrote “Soul Man,” which Sam and Dave would record later that year. The song became responsible for a resurgence in Moore’s popularity, when Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi assumed the characters of Elwood and Jake Blues, hopped into the Bluesmobile, and took up a career singing the blues as the Blues Brothers. The song the brothers chose as their signature: “Soul Man.”
CITI TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE LUKE BRYAN CONCERT ON AUGUST 7TH
In celebration of the release of ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights, Citi will present an exclusive concert by the award-winning country artist that will stream live from Irving Plaza on August 7th on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo. Tickets will be available for purchase exclusively for Citi cardmembers beginning Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 am EST. Kill The Lights is Bryan’s fifth studio album and the follow up to his most successful project to date, Crash My Party, which contains six consecutive No. 1 singles, is certified Double Platinum and has sold over two million copies with eight million digital downloads.
“I am so excited to be getting this new music out to my fans and cannot wait to be on stage and enjoy the album release night with them!” said Luke Bryan.
U2 BRINGS ITS REINVENTION OF THE ROCK & ROLL ARENA SHOW TO HBO
U2 and HBO will be debuting a unique combination of two exclusive world premiere specials this fall, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming. First, to debut on Nov. 7, a behind-the-scenes documentary that offers unprecedented access to the band and the team that worked with them to conceptualize and create its current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour. The following week, the network will present the tour’s Nov. 14 performance filmed at the newly renovated Bercy Arena in Paris and aired exclusively on HBO that same day. Both the documentary and the concert will be available on HBO GO and HBO NOW simultaneous to the programs’ HBO world premieres.
“U2 continues to take risks, which has made them one of the most consistently exciting forces in rock’n’roll,” said Lombardo. “The one-two combination of this documentary special, followed by the concert, will provide viewers with the ultimate look at this remarkable band behind the scenes and on the stage.”
THE SWORD STREAM “MIST & SHADOW”
The Sword has teamed up with High Times Magazine to stream the third track from their upcoming album, High Country (Razor & Tie). The track is “Mist & Shadow” and can be streamed HERE (http://bit.ly/HTSword). Starting tomorrow, the song will be available as an instant grat track along with the title track “High Country” and “Empty Temples” with any preorders of the High Country album from iTunes: http://geni.us/thesword.
WIZ KHALIFA & DIDDY CHAT
Wiz Khalifa and Diddy chatted on today’s episode of REVOLT Live about Wiz’s DayToday series finale. DayToday premiered on REVOLT July 1, 2015 and is Wiz’s highly successful internet series which stars the Grammy-nominated rapper and follows him during his buzzworthy U.S. tour—The Boys of Zummer. During the REVOLT Live segment, Diddy discussed why he choose to put DayToday on REVOLT and Wiz told the audience what they can expect to see in the series finale. The five-week series came to an end tonight. To view the series finale click here: Series Finale DayToday On REVOLT and to see previous episodes of DayToday click here: Wiz DayToday Episodes On REVOLT. #DayToday
ADAM ZWIG PARTNERS WITH ELMORE MAGAZINE TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE “JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES”
Adam Zwig has partnered with Elmore Magazine to premiere “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” the debut single from the singer-songwriter’s upcoming live album, Adam Zwig: Live at the Wiltern Theatre. The single, an inspired cover of the 1965 original song from Bob Dylan’s beloved Highway 61 Revisited, can be listened to here, beginning today, and will be available for purchase on Friday, July 31 via iTunes. The full length album, Adam Zwig: Live at the Wiltern Theatre, is slated for release Friday, September 25 (Conscious Records).
MARKIS PRECISE NEW EP STREAM
Fresno, CA producer Markis Precise is set for the release of his latest album, The Feeling of Flying, a soulful record that features some of the best underground lyricists in the game. In the premiere, RESPECT Mag writes the album is an, “exploration of lyricism, sound, and vivid storytelling that returns Hip-Hop to an organic state, blending new wave content with the idealogical foundation on which Hip-Hop was built.” The Feeling of Flying embodies Mark’s prolific career, following his days navigating the West Coast underground. In addition to Brother Ali, Fashawn, and Elzhi, the project features Oddisee, Ras Kass, Zion I, Chuuwee, Gift of Gab, The Grouch, Eligh, Sol, and Strong Arm Steady. On the second single and title track, which released in June, he teamed up with Rhymesayers MC Brother Ali. This followed the project’s first single, “Kiss the Ring,” which boasted verses from Fashawn and Elzhi and was premiered via Nah Right.
RODRIGO SOLO NEW VIDEO
Venezuelan singer / songwriter Rodrigo Solo presents the video for debut single “Tal Vez No Se Hunda El Barco” (Perhaps the Ship Won’t Sink) feat Linda Briceño & Viniloversus. The video will air exclusively on NBC UNIVERSO during its music segment UNIVERSE: NOW today at 1pm EST in the U.S.
“‘Tal Vez No Se Hunda El Barco’ is a song dedicated to Venezuela. The idea was to write a a song about hope and use a boat as a metaphor. I think it’s healthy to keep the faith that things can improve regardless of how dark the night or how terrible storm. The song talks about the hope for a better country,” affirms Rodrigo Solo.
MATT NATHANSON NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 2ND + SINGLE
Matt Nathanson’s new album Show Me Your Fangs – his tenth studio recording – delves deeper and further into the complexities and observations of everyday life than any of his previous albums. Songs such as “Giants,” “Bill Murray,” “Adrenaline,” “Washington State Fight Song,” and the title track tell vivid stories touching on the overall theme of self-identity and how we choose to reveal ourselves. These vignettes are all offered wrapped in richer, musical textures with Nathanson’s signature seductive hooks. In as much as these songs have a solemn message, leave it to Nathanson to offer the perfect counter balance with the album’s new single “Gold In The Summertime” with its sultry ‘70s soul groove.
CAROL DUBOC ALBUM # 7
On Carol Duboc’s deeply personal 2013 release, “Smile,” the contemporary jazz singer-songwriter opened up in a way that she had never done so before, revealing the pain and heartache involved with dissolving her marriage while being the mother of a young daughter. She described writing the album with producer and jazz keyboards legend Jeff Lorber as therapeutic. Her therapy continues on “Colored Glasses,” a Gold Note Music ten-track disc written and produced by Duboc and Lorber set for release on September 18 and launched that evening with a Hollywood concert date that will be streamed online.
Two years on, Duboc’s new material details her struggles with cutting the ties of the relationship, one tinged by her partner’s delusional view of the world. Writing lyrics and melodies to rhythm tracks sent to her by Lorber, Duboc addresses the realities and realizations of moving forward with honesty and candor, even if she felt her ex was hiding the truth behind “colored glasses,” thus spawning the album’s title. But she acknowledges her own role as well.
The 20/20 Project are back with their follow up single “Spit”, from their forthcoming EP “Tapes and Crates”. MCs D-Squared and Idrees trade bars over Dj Unknown’s up-tempo throwback track, paying homage to the classic beats of the golden era.
EMINEM X GWEN STEFANI
Watch the official lyric video for Eminem’s Kings Never Die feat. Gwen Stefani after the jump. Southpaw Soundtrack out now.
Eminem ft. Gwen Stefani “Kings Never Die”:
THOMAS JACK “RIVERS”
A new anthem for the summer has finally been unveiled, and it comes in the form of ‘Rivers’ – an original single from tropical house tastemaker and globetrotting DJ/producer and Thomas Jack. ‘Rivers’ builds upon the sound’s usual laidback style with an up-tempo summer cocktail of classical guitar flourishes, organic percussion, and infectious vocals from collaborators Jack McManus and Tim Woodcock. Today, ‘Rivers’ has been paired with a gorgeous music video that translates the meaning behind the track into its visual counterpart.
DF3 “CITY LIGHTS”
Brooklyn electronic pop trio DF3 has this super dancy track out for the summer, ‘City Lights.’ If you’re into Chromeo or Justice, this is on the same wavelength.
KINSKI SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “I FELL LIKE A FUCKING FLOWER”
Directed by Carlos Lopez (Mudhoney, Intelligence, etc.), the video “captures a trippy and frantic feeling of perpetual motion” that perfectly complements the driving guitar riffs of the song, lending this instrumental track, taken from the band’s seventh album 7 (or 8), an unspoken narrative that feels perfectly at home. Kinski will be playing several festivals in their hometown of Seattle this summer.
SUIS LA LUNE EP STREAM
Sweden’s Suis La Lune’s are streaming their new EP ‘Distance/Closure’ in full on Culture Collide.
Set for release on July 31st via Topshelf Records, the EP, ‘Distance / Closure,’ features all of the original members, with the only change being a role swap between guitarist Karl Sladö and drummer Daniel Pettersson.
COLOR OF TEAL’S 2ND ANNUAL STRIKE OUT CANCER BOWLING FUNDRAISER
Color of Teal is hosting their 2nd Annual “Strike Out Cancer Bowling Fundraiser.” The event will take place at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square New York on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 5:30 P.M to 8:00 P.M. The bowling session will begin at 6PM.
Bowling captains Rah Digga, Roxanne Shante, Rapsody, and Eric Stanley will be co-hosting the session respectively for this charity benefit. Each player will be joined by a group of teammates.
Funds raised from the 2nd Annual Strike Out Cancer Bowling Fundraiser will benefit the Teal Care Co-Pay Assistance Program for Women, which serves the entire East Coast. This program services more than 100 hospitals and treatment centers, and provides financial assistance for women undergoing cancer treatment.
LOCKN’ MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are the latest additions to the lineup at the Lockn’ Music Festival. Weir will perform as the Featured Guest Of The Day appearing in unique Artist collaborations on Saturday, September 12th. Hart will curate a “deep rhythm experience” at Lockn’s forest stage during two consecutive one-of-a--kind late-night presentations-tuning The Woods with sound, lights, and vibrations for unprecedented multi-–sensory sets-and performing a third evening on the main stage with EOTO.
In addition to Weir and Hart, Lockn’ Festival features their Grateful Dead bandmates Phil Lesh, performing with Carlos Santana, Chris Robinson, Warren Haynes, and others, and Bill Kreutzmann, who will perform with both Billy & The Kids and Jorma & Jack Celebrating 50 Years Of Jefferson Airplane.
DRESDEN EP STREAM
After nearly eighteen months of waiting, Georgia rockers Dresden’s Self-Titled EP is now exclusively streaming on New Noise Magazine. The self-titled effort, which can be heard HERE, features four tracks and will be released on Famined Records tomorrow as a free download.
THE ATOM AGE SHARES HOT SNAKES-INSPIRED NEW SINGLE “WASTEOID”
Oakland, CA-based six piece The Atom Age find their inspiration from the dust covered collections of unhinged 60’s Punk and R&B, whose crazed energy was once misconceived as a better fit for your trashcan than for your turntable. While taking many of their cues from these primitive pilgrims of punk, The Atom Age’s sound somehow sounds more raw and more urgent than ever alongside their contemporaries of today. Blending the swagger of Link Wray and Murder City Devils with the angular punk of Hot Snakes and Rocket From the Crypt, the new album Hot Shame was announced for an August 28th release on Asian Man Records.
ONLYJAME X TWISTA
OnlyJame is gunning for the top. The PaperBOYMusic artist just teamed up with the legendary Twista on his newest single, “Major League”. Only big moves ahead for OnlyJame and this release makes that statement loud and clear. The Chicago-based MC is currently prepping his upcoming project, but decided to drop the track for your Summer listening pleasure.
FOOL’S GOLD’S LEAF DROPS RAGING NEW “DRAMA” VIDEO
Lights, camera, action… Leaf’s brash empowerment anthem “Drama” gets a cinematic music video courtesy of directors GOLDRUSH, who provide a perfectly pulp-y NYC backdrop for the young Fool’s Gold superstar and her MBM crew to wreak havoc on haters.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARTNERS WITH BILLBOARD TO PREMIERE NEW SONGS FROM AUSTIN PLAINE AND SOREN BRYCE
Washington Square, the alternative leaning imprint of Razor & Tie, has partnered with Billboard to premiere new songs from recent signings Austin Plaine and Soren Bryce- Read More and Hear Music Here:
KADAVAR NEW VIDEO
In advance of the release of Berlin, Popmatters premieres the band’s new video, “Last Living Dinosaur”, calling the song, “a perfect single”, “which has that guitar and bass tone that makes subwoofers hum and aging rockers weep with joy that there’s at least one young band around that totally gets it”. Watch KADAVAR’s “Last Living Dinosaur” video now at this location.
GILLIGAN MOSS “IT FELT RIGHT” DEBUTS WITH WONDERLAND MAGAZINE
Following the kaleidoscopic swirl of the Diplo-endorsed breakthrough hit “Choreograph”, Chicago-bred, New York-based Gilligan Moss is unveiling another glittering pop anthem: his new single “It Felt Right”, premiering today with Wonderland Magazine.
“SAVE ME” SINGLE
On the heels of a 2015 that has already seen them make their Coachella, Tomorrowland, and EDC Las Vegas debuts, as well as the release of their new single “Save Me” with acclaimed UK vocalist Katy B, Keys N Krates are back to share that song’s music video. The Adam Beck and Paul Johnston-directed visual presents an absurdist take on romance and materialism that contrasts starkly with the romantic tropes presented in Montreal producer CFCF’s “Exercise #3 (Building)” video (also directed by Beck and Johnston). Under a motif of forbidden love, the video profiles the exaggerated inanimate relationship as it evolves from suppression to unabashed celebration.
Roadrunner recording group Trivium has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album. “SILENCE IN THE SNOW” – which follows 2013’s acclaimed “VENGEANCE FALLS” – arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 2nd.
ERIC BELLINGER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “VALET”
Grammy winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger releases a brand new single “Valet” featuring Fetty Wap and 2Chainz via YFS/300 Entertainment. With production by J White and SoufWest, Bellinger revisits his Choose Up Season mixtape and flips a new version of last year’s fan favorite “Valet”.
RICH BOY “FEATURING… RICH BOY”
Rich Boy’s career started off with a Top 10 single “Throw Some D’s” and solidified his standing in the rap universe. Rich Boy continues to stay active with appearances on soundtracks and numerous mix tapes. He is known for his vocal delivery, his blunted vowels and dense drawl that exude a potent and distinct Southern swagger.
“Featuring” is Rich Boy’s strongest effort so far in his career, and as the name suggests, is loaded with feature appearances from some of the biggest names in hip hop such as: The Game, Yelawolf, Curren$y, Ty Dolla $ign, Dom Kennedy, Trinidad James and many more!
Rich Boy is back with a vengeance. As Rich Boy notes “I always want to be expanding, experiencing something new. I think that’s what keeps me young!”. “Featuring” will appeal to fans new and old.
PSYCH-ROCK’S EMPIRE MACHINES SHARE NEW SINGLE RELEASE ‘ANIMAL SKIN’ EP
Austin, TX-based indie psych-rock outfit Empire Machines are pleased to release their EP Animal Skin. Available now, the three-song record features what The Deli Magazine describes as “The Beatles doing Bloc Party.” To celebrate the release, Empire Machines are giving fans a taste of the title track. “It’s a heavy hypnotic track with psych-tinged vocals about longing for typical youth,” explains singer and guitarist Matt Blackwell. “It went through many different iterations, and took us the longest of any song yet.”
ONE DIRECTION RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “DRAG ME DOWN”
One Direction surprised fans this morning with the impromptu release of their brand new single “Drag Me Down.” The band dropped the song on iTunes and Spotify worldwide today with no fanfare, and before premiering it on radio or online. “Drag Me Down” is available now HERE.