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THE KILLERS SET TO SHOOT LIVE DVD

The Killers are set to play two shows at the London Royal Albert Hall in July on July 5th and 6th.     According to NME.com, the shows will be filmed for a DVD release.    The Las Vegas-based band previously played the famed venue last November.  

EMINEM TO PERFORM AT 2009 BET AWARDS?

According to XXLMag.com, Eminem is “not confirmed” to perform at the 2009 BET Awards, despite what earlier reports have suggested. A rep reached out to the site and explained that nothing is etched in stone just yet, stay tuned. In related news, Em stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to talk about this new Relapse…

A FINE FRENZY’S DARING SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 8

On September 8, 2009, A FINE FRENZY led by Alison Sudol–will release Bomb in a Birdcage on Virgin Records, the follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed One Cell in the Sea. While the debut established Sudol as one of the most talented young singers and songwriters around, the new album reveals another side of A Fine…

ANDERSON READY THE RELEASE OF ‘IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY’

From The Netherlands to the United States, ANDERSON is stretching their electro/indie-pop hybrid across the globe, arriving stateside this summer with the release of the new album IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY. The album’s first single “Trevor * On The Dancefloor” will hit airwaves later this month as a showcase of the band’s stylistic marriage…

ATTACK! ATTACK! UK NEW SINGLE “THIS IS A TEST” / AUDIO

Their album was produced by Stuart Richardson of Lostprophets and the band is currently on tour in Europe with Silverstein. Their song “You and Me” will be featured in Guitar Hero 5 and their song “Honesty” will be featured in the game FUEL. Attack! Attack! UK most recently played SXSW here in the states and…

ASSEMBLY OF DUST COLLABO WITH KELLER WILLIAMS / AUDIO

While “demonic schemes” may not come to mind when you think of Assembly of Dust, Genauer’s post-Strangefolk crew since 2002, his band’s latest album does have the feeling of something remarkable being unleashed. The record, recorded over two years, showcases Genauer’s maturation as a songwriter, as evidenced both by the material and the all-star collaborations…

CHRIS ISAAK UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Chris Isaak and his longtime Silvertone band are about to embark on a 32-city Summer tour across the US beginning July 10th in Council Bluffs, Iowa in support of his new “Mr. Lucky” CD, it was confirmed today by Reprise Records. There will also be some preliminary shows in California in May prior to the…

MTV PICKS UP KEELAY & ZAIRE / VIDEO

Keelay & Zaire’s album Ridin High has raised a lot of eyebrows since its release in March, but the boys have only scratched the surface of their upcoming exposure. The video for their latest single “Alright With Me” can already be seen on MTVU and is slated to run regularly in MTV’s video rotation as…

MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN COVER MXPX ON SAN DIEGO RADIO / VIDEO

The full length release of MxPx’s frontman side project, Mike Herrera’s Tumbledown, through Austin-based indie label, End Sounds album is out now. The pop-punk-a-billy, country group out of Bremerton, WA consists of Herrera as songwriter/lead vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Jack Parker, standup bassist Marshall Trotland, and drummer Harley Trotland.   The country music sounds, which Herrera…

BUTTERFLY BOUCHER NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 2 / LA DATES

Singer-songwriter-musician BUTTERFLY BOUCHER has announced the release of her forthcoming album SCARY FRAGILE, available digitally and in stores June 2 via the imprint Situation Operation.   It was produced by David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor). The album’s lead single “Gun For A Tongue” captures Butterfly’s edgy mix of soaring pop-rock melodies and unflinchingly intimate…

BURNS REMIXES PASSION PIT / MP3

Name-checked as one to watch by Annie Mac, Mylo, Calvin Harris, and blogs alike, 23 year old BURNS is the electronic wunderkind tipped to take British dance music kicking and screaming into the next decade.   One limited release, key support tours, and bootlegs ranging from Altern 8 to Prince have brought him a torrent…

MIMOCO RELEASE STAR WARS MIMOBOT SERIES 4

Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT collection of designer USB flash drives, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace with an all-new series of themed MIMOBOT characters, beginning with the iconic, tattooed face of the deadly Sith apprentice, Darth Maul. Episode I’s fan favorite Sith villain is scheduled to be…

JACK’S MANNEQUIN WANT YOUR ARTWORK IN NEW VIDEO

Jack’s Mannequin are creating a special music video for their powerful single “Swim.”   The lyrics, music and video are about keeping hope alive and growing in the difficult times that the world is now facing. The video is designed to inspire strength, courage and perseverance in the face of all obstacles.

fun. ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM

Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the release of AIM AND IGNITE, the highly anticipated debut from fun., out August 25th.   AIM AND IGNITE was produced by Redd Kross’ Steven McDonald and is a stunning array of diverse inspirations from three extraordinary musicians-former front man of The Format Nate Ruess, ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew…

SOREN ANDERS COVERS THE SMITHS / MP3

Alternative Baroque-pop songwriter Soren Anders has recently recorded the classic Smiths song “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” which was released to the public on May 20 through the popular music blog “The Music Slut” www.themusicslut.com, in conjunction with a project released by The Music Slut called “TMS Hearts Moz,” which celebrates the musical career of…

Gaucho, Deep Night

There are various feelings that are sprung from listening to Gaucho’s “Deep Night,” but one thing is for sure — it is music that definitely brings you to your feet.   A mixture of jazz with a twist of New Orleans swing, Gaucho is known as a “gypsy jazz sextet,” with the members of the…

Jared McCloud, Romance of the Atlantic

Jared McCloud’s sophomore album, “Romance of the Atlantic,” offers a look into his story — one of working towards stardom, as well as the difficult journey of a musician who has to hit the road and leave a loved one behind. A combination of acoustic and light rock, this disc is smooth and soothing. In…

PESTILENCE NOT ALLOWED IN THE USA

The innovators of Death Metal, Pestilence were not able to headline, May 24, 2009, at the Maryland DeatFest due to their detainment at the US border. Band leader Patrick Mameli and guitarist Patrick Uterwyck were kept in custody for several hours and sent back to the Netherlands late yesterday. Upon entering the US and stopping…

RYAN DANIEL’S NEVER FORGETS THE TROOPS

Ryan Daniel’s debut CD, Love Life and Memories, includes a memorable track titled Unknown Soldier.   Written about 15 years ago by Bob Dellaposta and Todd French, Unknown Soldier is a timeless patriotic song and the perfect fit for a Memorial Day playlist!   “The song hit me because I served 10 years in the…

MORE HELLO KATY TOUR DATES

Good news for Katy Perry fans!   If you missed or couldn’t get tickets to the singer’s sold-out Hello Katy tour, you’re in luck because she’s added more dates.   Head over to KatyPerry.com to check them out. July 24th – New York, New York @ Rockefeller Center July 25th – Boston, Massachusetts @ Agganis…

SPRINGSTEEN TO PLAY GIANTS STADIUM FOR LAST TIME

This fall, Giants Stadium in New Jersey will be torn down and replaced, but before that happens, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play three shows at the venue.   According to Billboard, The Boss announced the news at Thursday’s concert at the neighboring iZod Center.   He explained the concerts will take…

LIMP BIZKIT KICKS OFF TOUR

Limp Bizkit kicked off their reunion tour last week in Latvia.   The concert marked the first time the band stepped on a stage in eight years and it was also their first show in the country, according to NME.com.   The band tore through their catalog of hits including “Nookie,” “Rollin’,” “Break Stuff,” “My…

CREED TO HEAD INTO THE STUDIO

According to Billboard, Creed will enter the studio in just over a week to begin recording their first new album in eight years.   Frontman Scott Stapp said the band hopes to have the album completed in the next five weeks, with a tentative release in August.   The record’s tentative title is Full Circle.…

DUFFY SET TO SING THE NEXT BOND THEME SONG?

Nothing is set in stone, but it appears that Duffy might sing the theme song for the next “James Bond” film.   A producer for the famed movie franchise told Britain’s The Sun that he “would love to get Duffy to sing the next tune” and thinks she is “wonderful.”   The follow-up to the…

50 CENT DONE WITH RICK ROSS BEEF?

DrewReports.com has learned 50 Cent is over the rap beef with Rick Ross. DJ Whoo Kid spoke on 50’s behalf, explaining that Fif has already promoted Rick’s Deeper Than Rap album by feuding with him. Whoo Kid reveals the G-Unit general is “moving on” and looking forward to getting his Before I Self Destruct LP…

DOWNLOAD A DAVID COOK PERFORMANCE FOR CHARITY

David Cook did a wonderful rendition of his song “Permanent” on the American Idol season finale last week, and now, if you download the performance on iTunes, all proceeds will be going to charity.   The money will benefit the Washington, D.C. based organization Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.   Earlier this month, the former Idol…

CASSETTES WON’T LISTEN NEW ALBUM PREVIEW & MP3

Cassettes Won’t Listen (a/k/a Jason Drake) has been recording, producing and remixing in the depths of New York for many years, amassing fans and critical acclaim by the likes of Spin, MTV, Perez Hilton and many more. New York City has always been home and the main focus of inspiration for CWL….until now. The warm…

SNOWGLOBE LIVE ON NEW MTV REALITY SHOW

MTV presents “$5 Cover,” a musical drama set in Memphis, Tennessee, and stars the hottest up-and-coming Memphis artists playing themselves as they fight for love, inspiration and money to pay the rent. The series explores the modern-day incarnation of the city’s historic music scene through the lens of Memphis-based filmmaker Craig Brewer, acclaimed director of…

PRS GUITARS FEATURED IN GUITAR HERO SMASH HITS

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is happy to announce that two of their most popular electric guitar models are featured in the soon to be released Guitar Hero ® Smash Hits from Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The Custom 24, the top-selling PRS guitar model in history, and the vintage styled SC 245 are among the…

HORSE FEATHERS LIVE AT BAEBLE’S GUEST APARTMENT

Some bands were built for a natural settings. Given singer Justin Ringle’s wispy, back of the throat falsetto, Sam Cooper’s delicate plunk on a grainy sounding banjo, Nathan Crockett’s rousing fiddle playing, and the collective, three-part harmonies all three dole out, you’ll find Portland’s Horse Feathers to be one such group. Stopping by Baeble’s Guest…

TANTRIC’S ‘MIND CONTROL’ SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 4

TANTRIC made up of Hugo Ferreira (lead vocals, keyboards), Joe Pessia (guitars), Erik Leonhardt (bass and vocals), Marcus Ratzenboeck (violin), Richie Monica (drums) will be releasing their fourth album, MIND CONTROL, August 4th on the Silent Majority Group label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).   It was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Framing…

DIANA OLSON INTRODUCES SKOPE READERS TO ALICIA WILEY

I must have been sleeping to miss the talent of Alicia Wiley until now.   She was the Minnesota Music Award winner as Best selling self released recording 2004,   Best Female Vocalist 2004, and Best Keyboardist/Pianist 2006.   She has been compared to Fiona Apple and Diana Krall but this voice is even better.…

STOLI FINDS THAT KID KAMAKAZI IS A “CLUTCH SHOOTER”

Alot of people talk a big game but when it comes times to show & prove it is another story. My next guest is fresh from Los Angeles, CA named Kid Kamakazi. Kid Kamakazi is young but he hustles like it’s do or die. At first you think he is just an emcee but his…