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KATY PERRY TEAMS UP WITH GRAMMY FOUNDATION

Katy Perry has teamed up with the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY SoundChecks program.   The objective of this is to give students the opportunity to see a touring artist prepare for a show, so they know all that goes into putting on a live performance.   Head to KatyPerry.com right now to see a picture of…

Lee Villaire, Blonde Intuition & Other Good Voodoo

To first set the record straight, the artist formerly known as Lee Villenueve now goes by Lee Villaire.   For Villaire, the new name just has a better ring to it and is a lot easier to pronounce.   The new record features 13 songs that are solely written by Villaire herself with the exception…

TYLER HILTON TO RELEASE DIGITAL EP

Singer and songwriter Tyler Hilton will release a digital EP, entitled Better on Beachwood, through all digital retailers on May 26th. Co-produced by Hilton and Rick Parker (Josh Kelly, Dandy Warhols), the EP features three fan favorites unavailable anywhere else: two new songs, “Tore the Line” and “Don’t Forget All Your Clothes,” plus an acoustic…

RCRDLBL DEBUT WENDY JAMES “YOU TELL ME”

RCRDLBL exclusively premiered Wendy James’ new track “You Tell Me” today. This is the first track released from Wendy’s forthcoming album “I Came Here to Blow Minds”. The album was recorded at iconic fahsion label A.P.C.’s Paris recording studio which has previously only been open to Jarvis Cocker, Jonathan Richman, Wes Anderson, and Sofia Coppola.…

STIC.MAN OF DEAD PREZ AND LORD WARDDD REMIX MATT AND KIM

Stic.Man, one half of political hip-hop duo Dead Prez adds his hard-hitting style to a remix of Matt and Kim’s Green Label Sound single “Daylight.” Stic.Man is a perfect choice as a remixer given Matt and Kim’s love for hip-hop and their long-standing tradition of covering of Dead Prez’ “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop” during…

TAKING BACK SUNDAY SET TO RELEASE NEW AGAIN JUNE 2ND / DATES

Taking Back Sunday are set to release their new album on June 2nd, 2009 on Warner Bros. Records. The album, entitled New Again, was recorded in New York City with producer David Kahne, whose production credits include Paul McCartney, The Strokes and Sublime. Headline Dates: 5/19- Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 5/20- Milwaukee, WI –…

GRATEFUL DEAD AND PHISH SIDE PROJECT THE RHYTHM DEVILS CONCERT DVD

Certainly one of the more intriguing Grateful Dead offshoot projects is the Rhythm Devils. Led by long-time Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, the duo enlisted Phish bassist Mike Gordon into their ranks in 2006 (rounding out the line-up are also guitarist Steve Kimock, percussionist Sikiru Adepoju and former Deep Banana Blackout vocalist Jen…

DRUMS OF DEATH US DATES WITH PEACHES

Drums of Death came to be after an encounter with a dark priest on a sorrowful night in Haiti. A musician known as Colin Bailey emerged from this near fatal encounter as you see him now: dark, dishevelled and disfigured. Cursed by magick, Bailey’s heart was cut out and as he lay on the brink…

CAGE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO DIRECTED BY SHIA LABEOUF

“I Never Knew You”, the brand new video from Definitive Jux artist Cage premiered this Monday, May 18th on MTV2’s Unleashed airing hourly all day. The directorial debut for actor Shia LaBeouf, who also appears in the video, “I Never Knew You” narrates the powerful story of Cage’s debut single from the forthcoming album Depart…

STRANGE MUSIC SIGNS BROTHA LYNCH HUNG

When Dave Weiner, Vice President of Strange Music West, first heard BROTHA LYNCH HUNG’s certified Gold classic Season of da Siccness (1995), he was blown away. The man responsible for signing Master P to Priority Records in the mid-’90s,   as well as orchestrating the joint venture that Tech N9ne and Strange Music entered into…

GG ALLIN AND TESCO VEE THROBBLEHEADS / JPEG

Aggronautix is set to release limited-edition figures of GG Allin “1991” (2000 numbered) and Tesco Vee of the Meatmen (1000 numbered). Each “Throbblehead” figure stands at 7 inches tall, is made of a lightweight polyresin, and will be displayed in a tri-windowed box. GG “1991”: SKOPE IT HERE! Tesco Vee: SKOPE IT HERE! The figures…

EAGLE AND TALON RELEASE “ICE LIFE” MUSIC VIDEO

Hot on the heels of the digital release of their superb debut album, Thracian, duo Eagle and Talon are debuting their first music video as well as announcing select tour dates this summer. Kim Talon & Alice Talon recruited the best dancers they know, i.e. their friends, to help them create the video for “Ice…

TRAILER FOR OZZY DOC ONLINE / VIDEO

Next year, a movie that focuses on the life and career of Ozzy Osbourne is coming out.   It’s called Wreckage of My Past and you can now see a trailer for the documentary at Vimeo.com.   Ozzy’s wife, Sharon, and son, Jack, are the film’s executive producers.   The flick promises to show the…

LIONEL RICHIE REUNITING THE COMMODORES

Will Lionel Richie ever get the Commodores back together?   It’s looking that way.   The singer told Billboard that the long-promised reunion is happening and stated that before the end of the year, more details will come out about it.   Richie said he thinks now “might be the proper time.”   In the…

RICK ROSS WANTS CLOTHING LINE FOR BIG DUDES

In the midst of their rap-beef, 50 Cent told MTV News that the designer clothes Rick Ross would often rap about could never fit him because of the European cut. Well, it looks like Ross hopes to one day change all of that by starting his own clothing line. The “Magnificent” rapper explained to Rap-Up.com…

IS ALICIA KEYS A SWIZZ BEATS HOMEWRECKER?

Have Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz confirmed their relationship? According to the New York Daily News, the hip-hop beatmaker says they are in love but are “nowhere near ready for a baby or a ring.” He allegedly confessed that they kept their relationship private because what they have is “so precious.” The mega-producer filed for…

EMINEM SPEAKS ON NICK CANNON’S RANT / VIDEO

We all know Nick Cannon was not too happy with what Eminem had to say about Mariah Carey in a song called “Bagpipes from Baghdad.” On the track, Slim Shady raps that he wants Mariah back — alluding to a 2001 relationship that Carey had adamantly denied. He also calls the singer a “c**t” and…

JUNE 2009 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have selected ten bands to feature this month. We chose these bands for various reasons but most importantly we love the music they are creating.

NINJA TOUR KICKS OFF IN WEST PALM BEACH, FL

The NINJA tour featuring Nine Inch Nail’s and Jane’s Addiction with opener Street Sweeper Social Club kicked off in West Palm Beach, FL at Cruzan Amphitheatre. This is the first tour in a long time featuring the original line-up of Jane’s Addiction, and supposedly the last time Nine Inch Nails will be hitting the road.

Lucia Seas, Keep The Drive Alive

Lucia Seas is coming from the land of The Bronx Bombers with a new studio release titled Keep The Drive Alive.   The new record caters to ALL people and stresses positivity even during hard times.   Besides Keeping The Drive Alive, Keep The Hope Alive & Keep The Dreams Alive are also underlying themes…

YOB TO DROP NEW ALBUM ON JULY 14

Reunited “cosmic doom metal” band YOB has completed work on its new full length album entitled The Great Cessation.   The record will see a July 14, 2009 release date via Profound Lore Records. Long respected as one of doom metal’s finest and most potent bands, YOB creates mastodonic, mind-bending music.   The Great Cessation…

IS KERCHOONZ THE ANSWER TO ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS?

In a direct attempt to combat illegal file sharing and compensate artists, Kerchoonz.com, launching next month, is the first integrated social networking and media site to legally enable streaming and download of music, videos and online games, whilst paying the featured artists and creators of music. Its founders, Indiana Gregg and Ian Morrow, themselves Glasgow-based…

MINUS THE BEAR WORK ON NEW ALBUM

Seattle-based quintet Minus the Bear are currently hard at work on their highly anticipated fourth studio album, still untitled. Excited to expand on their inimitable brand of rock n roll songwriting and explore their existing love of audio ingenuity, the band teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Chicarelli (My Morning Jacket, The White…

THREE AUDIO STREAMS FROM ‘CLASSIC SINATRA II’

On June 2, Capitol/EMI Records and Frank Sinatra Enterprises will release Classic Sinatra II, the long-awaited follow-up to the double platinum Classic Sinatra released in 2000. Featuring 20 classic recordings spanning from 1954 to 1961, the CD also offers a previously unreleased recording.  

YELLOW BIRD PROJECT SPREADS ITS WINGS WITH “THE INDIE ROCK COLORING BOOK”

Yellow Bird Project, a non-profit organization founded in Montreal, Quebec, has announced the upcoming release of its latest philanthropic venture, The Indie Rock Coloring Book.     The collection includes coloring and activity pages by acclaimed artist/graphic designer Andy J. Miller, inspired by some of today’s most vital and visual indie rock artists.   The…

DOLORES O’RIORDAN OF THE CRANBERRIES SIGNS TO ZOE/ROUNDER RECORDS

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and songwriter of The Cranberries, has signed to Zoë/Rounder Records.   The 11 track No Baggage will be released on August 25th.   With No Baggage, O’Riordan’s unforgettable, distinguished voice is back and better than ever.   O’Riordan co-produced and wrote all the tracks on the album with Ontario-based Dan Brodbeck,…

SUPER 400 ALBUM ‘SWEET FIST’ OUT SEPTEMBER 9 / AUDIO

The three friends began long jam sessions that lasted for days, searching for a sound and feel that would develop into a breathing entity.   Super 400 takes the classic ‘power trio’ approach with their live show three instruments taking up the sonic space of an airplane hangar, rocking to the heavens but their vocal…

KORLEON & BOHAGON NEW VIDEO FOR “GANGSTA SH*T”

Fresh off of the new Trap-a-holics mixtape is Korleon ft. Bohagon – Gangsta Sh*t. The video is a prelude to their movie they putting together. Produced by SME and directed by EastEndQuack.   Korleon & Bohagon – Gangsta Sh*t [youtube upNybK_TDHs nolink]

STATIC-X EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Static-X will be hammering out their heaviest, most flammable work to date as they start their trek of major European festivals June 12th in Tallinn, Estonia. Just coming off the coattails of headlining 2009’s Snocore US run, this European metal journey is in support of their new release CULT OF STATIC, on Reprise Records. The…

MITCHEL MUSSO PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “HEY”

Mitchel Musso’s newest music video for “Hey”, from his debut self-titled album, premiered on the Disney channel just now and is now available online! “Hey” from the upcoming debut album from Mitchel Musso in stores and online June 2nd

DEBUT EP FROM KEYGRIP OUT JULY 28

New York City’s keygrip is proud to announce the release of their debut EP vis-à-vis on July 28, 2009 on RRMC Recordings.   Led by songwriter Michael Di Lalla, the music is melodic Brit-pop with hints of 80’s influence and modern day eclectic indie-rock leanings.   The writing is accessible, yet edgy and heartfelt. Self…

EAN EVANS LIVES ON THROUGH HIS MUSIC / AUDIO

Evanscapps is the collaborative work of Ean Evans from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bobby Capps from 38 Special. Evans passed away on May 6th after losing his battle with cancer. He was 48. Rock Ridge Music plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album in Evans’ name to Lyrics For…

STOLI GETS AN EARFUL FROM PARACHUTE / MP3

We have been excited all week to unleash this interview with Mercury Records band, Parachute. We sent over a Q&A for them to answer and Will Anderson took it one step further. Will answered all our questions and placed them on MP3 for all to download & enjoy.

NEW SINGLE FROM DEPEDRO “DON’T LEAVE ME NOW”

DePedro may be the first solo album for the man behind the name, Jairo Zavala, but in no way is it his debut. Already a celebrated recording artist in Spain, where he was born and raised, Zavala has spent the past two decades playing, writing, and performing with bands like Amparanoia, Vacazul, Los Coronas, and…