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Freezing Cold Release New Video and Plot North East Run of Shows in Support of Salinas Records LP

Salinas Records recently released Glimmer, the debut full-length LP from New York based indie/punk rock band, Freezing Cold. Now the band is back with a new video for “Teenage Insights” and set of tour dates (see Big Takeover premiere)!

Katie Burden ‘Edge of Sleep’ EP OUT NOW

Katie Burden’s atmospheric art rock has an ineffable, visceral quality to it. Her taste for the theatrical and shamanistic delivery often conjure up the ghost of Jim Morrison but in a modern context, her sound falls somewhere between Perfume Genius and CocoRosie.


Multi-platinum recording artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s highly-praised, third LP Artist 2.0 has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. With a first-week debut of over 141M audio streams, Artist 2.0 was the highest streaming album this week, while also becoming the second highest first week album streaming debut of 2020, just behind Eminem’s Music to be Murdered By. The streaming trailblazer soared past his first-week streaming record established by his RIAA platinum-certified sophomore LP, HOODIE SZN, in addition to nearly doubling the album equivalents it sold, making Artist 2.0’s first-week numbers the highest of A Boogie’s career.

Fassine released new single/video “Magpie”

“Charismatic singer Sarah Palmer intones with a Siouxsie like coolness and aplomb, but her vocals are silky and elegant” – Blackbook
“Ones to watch.” – The Guardian
“Sarah Palmer’s vocals are translucent against the dramatic atmosphere of cryptic synths and severe bass…” – SPIN
“Oppressive yet artful music of an electronic bent, the three-piece sit in a wonderfully British lineage of pop futurists.” – Clash Magazine

BANISHER: Degrees Of Isolation Full-Length Streaming Exclusively At MetalBite

Recorded by BANISHER’spowerful lineup including members and ex-members of Decapitated, Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Redemptor, and Shodan, Degrees Of Isolation delivers eight new songs totaling forty minutes of pulverization. The album was recorded at Invent-Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz, Poland and the cover art created by Łukasz Jaszak.

Nowhere Fast (Melodic, Soul, and Rock n’ Roll from Southern and Midwestern Roads) Drop Lyric Video for “Dark Towns”

Nowhere Fast create dark, energized, and passionate rock that flourishes from their beloved and unmistakable roots in melodic punk rock. For more than a decade, the band has toured North America with indelible fervor and a restless spirit.

‘Aeonian’ was recorded in Michigan with producer Nick Diener (The Swellers/The Apology Tour) at his Onder Studios. It’s the band’s second release with Diener. The album was mixed by Nick and the band, and mastered at Knack Mastering by Kim Rosen (Jeremy Enigk, Franz Ferdinand and Dashboard Confessional).

The Suicide of a Friend Inspired the Track Please by Joules – ‘Please’

Joules is a power trio out of Cocoa Beach, Florida making genre defying sounds from the soul.

The suicide of a mate, Sam, inspired the tribal, primal force of this song. Trying to capture the pain of those left behind by the senselessness of it all. Very potent lyrics tell the story of all the crazy shit that people do to forget.

Paradise Ibiza moves to Amnesia for 2020 season ‘The Age Of Love’

For the first time since its inception in 2012, Jamie Jones and Paradise will relocate from its previous home of DC-10 to the revered dance music temple of Amnesia for the 2020 season.

Widely regarded as one of the best clubs on the planet and winner of the ‘Best Global Club’ award on no fewer than four occasions, Amnesia is often described as the birthplace of Balearic Beat. Paradise will now have free reign to create magical moments on the fabled Amnesia terrace, ushering in a new musical journey on the island.

Deeper share new single ‘Lake Song’

Last month, Chicago’s Deeper announced their sophomore LP Auto-Pain with the searing lead single “This Heat.” A follow up to their critically-acclaimed eponymous 2018 LP, the album is set for release on March 27th on Fire Talk (Patio, Dehd, Weeping Icon).

Hermann Wine & Jazz Fest Sets 2020 Dates

Experience all that historic wine country has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats at the 6th Annual Hermann Wine and Jazz Festival.

Join the City of Hermann August 28, 29, 30 — one weekend prior to Labor Day weekend — and experience various stages and locations of live jazz, local food, beverages, shopping and entertainment.

Since first taking place in 2015, the Wine and Jazz Fest has become Missouri’s only weekend wine and jazz festival, offering a 3-day, getaway weekend to wine country that is “LIVE from the Vineyards.”



These two anthems illuminate multiple sides of the Atlanta rapper. “Party Pack” drips towards a woozy and wild melody. As “How Many Shots?” details the night he survived a horrifying recent shooting with pensive bars and another hard-hitting hook. Both tracks pave the wave for his anxiously awaited Pain 3—due out very soon.


NBC and dick clark productions announced today that Kelly Clarkson will return once again to host NBC’s three-hour live telecast of the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” on Wednesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This will mark Clarkson’s third time hosting the hugely popular award show after receiving unanimous acclaim as host in 2018 and 2019.

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” will be broadcast live from Las Vegas and feature the year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Gabe Adams – Man Born With No Arms or Legs Has More Heart Than All of Us!

Gabe Adams travels on an adventure of a lifetime spanning Utah to Nashville with Grammy Award winning record producer & hit songwriter Joe West, Together, the duo accomplish things that they thought might not be possible and along the way encourage others to push a little harder, reach a little higher and see the world in a different light.

Adams was born in Brazil with Hanhart Syndrome, a genetic disorder, leaving him with no limbs. Gabe’s tragic beginning was not his tragic end, but rather the seed of a story that would eventually become a self-authored masterpiece with all the ingredients needed to change the world.


The ever-dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is set to astound North America with the most lavish touring burlesque show in history, her all-new revue, DITA VON TEESE: GLAMONATRIX.

The Glamonatrix burlesque revue takes audiences on a stunning visual journey with one show-stopping performance after another. The uber-glamorous variety show presents extravagant new production numbers from Dita and the cast, with costumes created by famed corset maker Mister Pearl, British designer Jenny Packham, French couturier Alexis Mabille, burlesque icon Catherine D’Lish, and more. Shoe aficionados will delight in the extraordinary bespoke footwear by Christian Louboutin.

News: Dita Von Teese Announces The North American Leg Of Her Latest “Glamonatrix” Tour

Kodacrome Shares ‘hauntingly beautiful’ Video for “Tender Exit”

“The five-song EP finds vocalist Elissa LeCoque and keyboardist Ryan Casey expanding on their analog-synth-based sound by adding orchestral instruments to the mix. “Tender Exit” proves how hauntingly powerful this combination can be.” – Magnet Magazine


El remix de “Nadie Lo Sabe” con J Álvarez, Juhn “El All Star”, Nio Garcia X Casper Mágico ya esta disponible en todas las plataformas digitales. La canción, que habla de una relación secreta ha tenido una gran aceptación entre la fanaticada de los artistas y ahora se impulsa con Casper Mágico X Nio Garcia que le ponen un toque diferente y único con su gran talento.

M-Dot – “The Atonement” [prod. Pete Rock]

“The Atonement” by M-Dot is the first glimpse into the state of mind the Boston lyricist was in while crafting his sophomore album “Ego & The Enemy Part 2: A Dissolute Paradise” This [lead] single is fueled by Soul Brother #1, the legend Pete Rock. By definition ‘Atonement’ is about correcting a previous wrongdoing, so consider this the first step on the pathway to redemption for anyone whose been napping on M-Dot until now. Ego & The Enemy: Part 2 is due for release this year, and features collaborations with some of the best producers in Hip-Hop, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, !llmind, Apollo Brown, M-Phazes, plus a few other surprises.


Due to overwhelming demand, second and final shows have been added to Roger Waters: This Is Not A Drill 2020 Tour. Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center on July 11, 2020; Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena on July 18, 2020; and San Francisco, CA at Chase Center on September 26, 2020.

In his new show, This Is Not A Drill performed In The Round, Pink Floyd Founder, Roger Waters, raises the alarm as the clock ticks faster and faster to extinction.

CLAVVS Share ‘No Saviors (Extended)’ EP, Out Now On All DSP’s

CLAVVS have shared their new extended EP for their acclaimed project No Saviors. The No Saviors (Extended) EP includes two new singles, “Half Moon” and “Dark Thoughts” as well as their double singles “Keeps” and “Fade” released last year.

Last week, the video for “Half Moon” was premiered exclusively with KCRW. The video features two dancers falling in and out of love, like stages of the moon. Using juxtaposing settings of a bright sun-lit abandoned building and an empty neon nightclub, “Half Moon” explores all of love’s complexities, it’s perpetuity and it’s transience.

SONIKKU Shares New Track “WKND”

Taking cues from Daft Punk, Madonna, and the classic “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”, SONIKKU and LIZ accelerate into the groove with dance floor abandon on “WKND”. “WKND was the first track I cut for the album and I wanted to meld all my influences into one disco epic,” SONIKKU says. “I have a huge love-affair with disco music and wanted to reference classic paradise garage New York disco”

Electro Prog Sensation VOYAGER Release Official Music Video for “Runaway”

Vocalist Danny Estrin comments on the video: “Both my keytars and I were born in the 80’s. There’s something about this generation that has carried through my musical influences (and love for cars) and is pretty evident in the material Voyager is writing today. Being in a band is a journey in itself, and my personal journey has always seen my keytars accompany me all around the world (sometimes in less than mint condition). It was only fitting that we pay a tribute to such an integral part of Voyager’s sound and image in our video for ‘Runaway,’ and we hope our fans continue to follow us and be a part of our history, and our future.”

E Scott Lindner Premieres New Track “21” – New Album “In Flowers Through Space” Out February 28th

New York City-based composer, producer and audio engineer E Scott Lindner has shared the new track “21” from his upcoming album In Flowers Through Space. Using the recording studio as his instrument, the record is a conceptually rooted in the Fibonacci sequence of numbers—a spiraling mathematical formula which is seen in flower petals throughout the natural world and has historically been associated with beauty. Under The Radar premiered “21” and writes “The track is a gorgeous, sprawling, cosmic meditation that fuses avant-jazz and modern classical composition.” Flowers Through Space will be released on February 28th on Infinity Gritty, an imprint of Ropeadope Records.


Marking a groundshaking power move, multi-platinum rapper and Compton champion YG has entered a high-profile joint venture with Epic Records. Epic Records will exclusively release, distribute, and market new music from 4HUNNID, YG’s Los Angeles-based independent record label. Supporting YG’s vision, Epic intends to cement 4HUNNID as the epicenter for West Coast rap.

YG is eager to get started. He stated, “Me and my team have been doing innovative, legendary stuff for years—helping keep the West Coast alive. Now, Epic comes through at the best possible time with a platform for our expansion. I’m proud of this opportunity and will make the most of it.”

Greg Gould supports anti-bullying week with new single ‘The Boy Is Mine’

Australia’s Got Talent star Greg Gould has launched into 2020 with the announcement of his upcoming single & short film style music video ‘The Boy Is Mine’, featuring the vocals of X Factor UK Finalist Peyton and the acting talents of Home & Away’s Lynne McGranger.

KILL ALL THE GENTLEMEN Announce Upcoming Gigs In The UK

Kill All The Gentlemen UK Dates:
07.03 | Yeovil | The Railway
18.03 | Hull | O’Ryleys
19.03 | Nottingham | The Old Salutation Inn
20.03 | Leeds | Santiago’s
21.03 | Glasgow | Audio
22.03 | Newcastle | Trillian’s
28.03 | Tiverton | The White Horse
18.04 | Exeter | Holiofest
24.05 | Exeter | Cavern
20.06 | Treforest (Wales) | Green Rooms

TJ Roberts new single ‘True Secret To A Happy Life’ On Libertino 28/02

TJ Roberts are a rock band on the rise. Emerging from the ever expanding and exciting South Wales music scene, Tom, Heather, Gavin and Jasper embark on a sonic voyage pushing rock-infused indiecana to its limits. Consummate entertainers live, the band have a kaleidoscope of influences evoking the earworm melodies of Big Star, mid-west charm of Twin Peaks and Wilco and the beautiful droll of the late-great David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) TJ Roberts are set to release a string of singles and a sophomore album during 2020, as members of the Libertino Records family.

Keith Urban – “God Whispered Your Name”

“God Whispered Your Name” is the first single from Keith Urban’s forthcoming album (unannounced). Just like the ones before it, Keith’s most recent album GRAFFITI U was an absolute smash, boasting platinum certification, 3 platinum singles and one gold single. This song gives off total “wedding song” vibes. Mark our words.