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for Skope: Valentino Khan’s 6-track “House Party” EP (ft. Diplo, Wuki, Chris Lorenzo, more)

“I set out to make an EP with a simple concept: great house music. Even though it’s been the backbone of dance music, I still have always looked to drive the sound forward. I wanted you to be able to listen to the music anywhere – driving in the car, in your bedroom, at the club or played out at a festival. I also wanted to bring in some collaborators that I felt have always been pushing boundaries in Diplo, Wuki & Chris Lorenzo. So here’s my ‘House Party’ EP. I’m truly proud to release this body of work to the world. Listen to this everywhere and anywhere.” – Valentino Khan

NEWS: Hot Club of Cowtown goes wild on first album of original material in ten years, ‘Wild Kingdom,’ out Sept. 27.

Something magical happens when the sultry hot jazz made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli meets the hard-driving Western swing sound pioneered by Bob Wills and early string bands of the American Southwest. The ear-catching result of this surprising marriage is the Hot Club of Cowtown, the effervescent Austin-based trio beloved for more than two decades by devoted fans across the United States and around the world. Romantic and rhythmic, happy-making and heart-breaking, sophisticated and elegant while still down-to-earth and rugged, the Hot Club of Cowtown now returns with its much-anticipated eleventh album, an enticing new collection of original compositions (plus a few inspired standards) entitled Wild Kingdom.

EXHUMED To Release Horror October 4th Via Relapse Records

wenty-one years since their murderous debut, EXHUMED continues their onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on their new album, Horror, coming October 4th via Relapse Records.

Aptly titled, Horror is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band’s most intense tracks to date. Nightmares meet shred, as the speed-inducing track “Ravenous Cadavers” highlight EXHUMED’s penchant for blazing, face melting guitar work, while “Naked, Screaming And Covered In Blood” and “Playing With Fear” elevate EXHUMED to levels of grind unheard of since Gore Metal!

George Strait Adds Two More “Strait to Vegas” Dates at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in 2020

With three years of sold out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the superstar known worldwide as The King of Country, is now set to expand his “Strait to Vegas” shows into 2020. George Strait will add two shows at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 23 at 10am local time via www.StraittoVegas.com.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Aug. 16 at 10am through Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10pm.

Strait also recently announced his return to the heartland in 2020 via performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, Jan. 24 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

FW: For Skope: Cityzen’s gripping bass house single “Rave Tech Repeat”. Out on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK

Cityzen’s newest release – “Rave Tech Repeat,” which is out R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK. “Rave Tech Repeat” is a gripping bass house piece, which undoubtedly stands out from the crowd of these days’ house releases by incorporating underground aspects of dance music.

Nathan Bajar shares “when i’m with her” lyric video | on tour this month

“When a song creates a world around its production and then continues adding to this world, layer by layer, the power of the art is easy to feel on a full-body scale, just as we see with Nathan Bajar’s new release” – Lyrical Lemonade

Electric Youth’s New LP ‘Memory Emotion’ Out Now

“Electric Youth’s mastery of moods has never sounded as ambitious as it does on Memory Emotion’s opening track, ‘The Life’… the music spans a film’s worth of feelings — romance, spacey majesty, a newfound urgency — while it reaches toward the stars. Many of the album’s songs feel like they’re from forgotten movies, or ones that haven’t been made yet.” – AllMusic

Vevo and Bishop Briggs share official live performance of “Tattooed On My Heart”

Vevo announces the release of Bishop Briggs’ live performance of her new single, “Tattooed On My Heart,” following last week’s session of “Champion.” A Vevo LIFT alum, Bishop Briggs’ music transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic into a wholly unique sound. Born in London to Scottish parents, Bishop Briggs grew up in Japan and Hong Kong before moving to Los Angeles days after graduating high school. She performed for years in any venue that would have her, and was finally discovered in a hole-in-the-wall by a former-A&R rep. The rest is history, with Briggs having an RIAA-certified platinum single “River” under her belt, and well as multiple sold-out tours and live performance slots for alt-J, Bleachers, Coldplay, Kaleo and more.

NEW VIDEO: Borza shares visual for “True To You”

Born in London, raised in Québec, and of Persian background, Borza considers himself being a human on this earth. His main interest & goal with music is to have the listener experience the natural synergy that music has with spirituality. He believes that music can help to heal people in different ways. This year Borza will finalize a full length record that will have essences of alternative pop, folk & reggae, that will be produced by his dear friend Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois).

Carriers unveil “Another Guy” via Paste | Debut LP out 8/23 (tipped by Sharon Van Etten)

Having played in several bands and touring throughout the US since, skipping college in the process, Cincinnati-based artist Curt Kiser has been meticulously crafting his proper debut as a songwriter in step with his own personal development. Adopting the moniker Carriers back in 2014, Kiser has worked with a collective of friends, including Bryan Devendorf (The National) and John Curley (The Afghan Whigs), to bring his sweeping rock visions to life.

Carriers announce debut LP, share Origins of lead single “Patience”: Stream

Sarah McQuaid USA & UK Autumn Tour

Spain-born, American-raised and UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is heading out on the road again for 12 solid weeks of touring, with 35 shows in the USA and 22 in the UK (57 concerts in total), starting on September 6th and winding up back in her adopted home county of Cornwall on November 30th.

Produced by guitar legend Michael Chapman, Sarah’s fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous is distributed worldwide by Proper on LP as well as CD, and has received rave reviews worldwide: Dutch music magazine Heaven hailed it as “an early contender for folk album of 2018,” the UK’s fRoots said it was “a collection to savour” and the USA’s PopMatters called it “a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.”

Electro-Industrial Act NEON INSECT Announces The Release Of NEW MOSCOW UNDERGROUND / Signs New Licensing Deal

German electronic/industrial artist NEON INSECT is pleased to announce the release of their highly-anticipated full-length release, New Moscow Underground.

For fans of: Ministry, Skinny Puppy & Front 242.

Neon Insect, now under new licensing agreement with New Dark Ages, will release New Moscow Underground on CD on September 15. First pressing limited to 100 copies in digipack format.


And on Friday Lil Baby gave the kids “one last fun day” before school starts. The event was Morris Brown College. Lil Baby (4pf) and Big (Wolfpack) teamed up to give the kids a carnival styled event, with dance contests, games, food, drinks, book bags, school supplies, carnival rides and much more. This will be an event Lil Baby does annually to give back to their community.

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Boy Scouts Release New Single + Animated Video, Watch “Hate Ya 2”; New Album ‘Free Company’ Out August 30

Raised in California’s Central Valley on country music and The Carpenters, Boy Scouts aka Taylor Vick picked up her first guitar in fourth grade. She started writing her own songs not long after, inspired by acoustic guitar-wielding radio icons like the Dixie Chicks and Michelle Branch. Now an Oakland-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Vick makes the kind of music that hits like good advice from a beloved friend. In the vein of Frankie Cosmos and Florist, her music is generously warm and inviting, built atop her open, searching voice, but it doesn’t shy away from tough emotional truths.

ALLEGAEON Announces Apoptosis Tour Pt. II US Headlining Trek With Inferi And Paladin

Comments the band, “We’re very excited to announce the second leg of headlining shows in support of our new album, Apoptosis. This will be the first extensive tour we have done since release and we couldn’t be happier to be joined by our friends in Inferi and Paladin for the ride. Check out the dates below – we hope to see you all very soon!”

ALLEGAEON w/ Inferi, Paladin:
10/15/2019 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
10/17/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/18/2019 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/19/2019 The Pin! – Spokane, WA
10/21/2019 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
10/22/2019 Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA
10/23/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
10/25/2019 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
10/26/2019 Satellite Bar – Houston, TX
10/28/2019 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/29/2019 529 – Atlanta, GA
10/31/2019 Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
11/01/2019 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY
11/02/2019 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/03/2019 Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/2019 The Varsity – Minneapolis, MN
11/05/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO


“It’s nice to have something out that’s more me. I hiked five fucking hours for this fucking shoot. Five. fucking hours. If anybody doesn’t like it then fuck you. I hiked five hours. I don’t care. It’s beautiful, it’s elegant, and it doesn’t have to force you into keeping your attention. I just wanted something that was able to be suspenseful without forcing it. This video is just me existing. I wanted you to be moved by what’s going on. And if not, then fuck you. I hiked five hours.” – JPEGMAFIA

Devon Welsh: “Somebody Loves You”

Devon Welsh just announced his sophomore Album True Love (out Oct 11 on his own record label You Are Accepted.) In an age of collaborations & high-end production — Devon Welsh highlights the importance of the individual voice as an instrument in music. After his 1st solo album Dream Songs in 2018 (Pitchfork, FADER, Noisey, Billboard, etc), he moved to rural Wisconsin to recorded this new album while working on his emotional health through meditation and therapy… True Love reflects on the real, ambiguous emotional spaces around love – romantic, platonic, internal; how it can be a game, a daydream, a paradise, or horror. It also touches on our culture’s rigid notions of manhood / masculinity, with men now trying to move past macho stereotypes into a deeper, more authentic understanding of identity & love.

Keeana Kee with a mix of upbeat, sexy exotic pop tunes that make you want to dance on a Spanish beach and fall in love

Upcoming superstar Keeana Kee is on fire with the premiere of her new single “Let’s Make Love”. With a serious string of songs making waves from the eclectic musician, Keeana Kee will draw you in and uplift your soul. The piece, which was produced by DAVIX, shows the vibrant and unique side of her buzzworthy songwriting and production with vocals to die for. (PasteMagazine.com)


Alt-rock trio Wallows release the Nothing Happens 2019 Tour Documentary today, giving fans an inside look at their sold out North American/European headline tour – taking you through sound check, set up, performing, goofing off backstage, into their tour bus, and more. Watch the Nothing Happens 2019 Tour Documentary HERE.

Alexander 23 Shares Video For “Another Summer Night Without You”

Alexander 23 shares the visual for his track “Another Summer Night Without You,” from the Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why (Season 3) Sountrack. Watch the video directed by Alexander 23 (Alexander Glantz) and Kenny Okagaki HERE.

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole premieres “Go On”

“‘Go On’ began 26 years ago in 1993, a melody and groove I composed while living in San Francisco just starting my career,” Cole explains to Parade. “My manager Carter thought it was a hit (even though there were no words!) but I never finished the song. Carter is sadly no longer alive, I miss him very much, and I finally finished the song for him. I hope he is right about it, we’ll see! I think I just needed to live life a while in order to have something lyrically fitting for the music. Post-divorce, 13 years deep into my relationship with the love of my life, in all its struggle and beauty, I’ve found my words.”

Paula Cole Encourages You to ‘Go On’ With this Flowing Poetic Song


Boston’s Alt. Rock pioneers Letters to Cleo will be headed back out on the road this fall for a short run of intimate shows on the east and west coast including their annual pair of homecoming shows at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. The band will be doing two nights at the Paradise with both single and two-day tickets available. The idea for the annual homecoming shows started in 2016 when the band was on the road supporting their first release in 17 years, their Back to Nebraska EP. The band was on stage at the Paradise playing to an enthusiastic and elated hometown crowd when their manager suggested “same time next year?,” and now this year will be their fourth annual set of homecoming shows. In addition to the two Boston shows the tour starts out in Los Angeles, with stops in Washington D.C. and Pawtucket, RI.

NY-based 80’s goth/dream pop/industrial band Reduction Plan shares urgent “Deliver”

Reduction Plan’s music comes from within solitude’s frigid embrace. Pulling from 80s goth, industrial, dream-pop, as well as cacophonous no-wave, Reduction Plan uses both noise and space to illustrate the power of silence. Synth swells, hypnotic guitars, pulsing drum machines, and haunting murmurs form the foundation of the project’s sound.