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New Tours from Skrillex, Battles, Liars and Aesop Rock

written by: Rian Lussier on May 9, 2012

In an event that blurs boundaries between tour and music festival – Skrillex, Diplo, Grimes and more team up for a group summer tour, via train. The Full Flex Express tour will travel through Canada in July. Performers also included are KOAN Sound, Pretty Lights and Tokimonsta. The gang will head off from stop to […]

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This Week in New Releases

written by: Rian Lussier on May 2, 2012

New album announcements include Twin Shadow’s sophomore effort, new Michau and the Shapes as well as a new album and tour from The Gaslight Anthem.

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New Tours from Andrew Bird, The Walkmen and Death Grips

written by: Rian Lussier on April 27, 2012

Andrew Bird will be making his way all over America and across the pond this summer on tour. The tour will kick the off on May third in Philadelphia and come to a close in late autumn in England. Andrew Bird Tour Dates 05/03/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 05/04/12 – New York, NY @ Beacon […]

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This Week In New Releases

written by: Rian Lussier on April 24, 2012

From the dance heavy tunes of Passion Pit to the heart wrenching crooning of Cat Power, check out this week’s new album announcements.

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Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Lineup

written by: Rian Lussier on April 17, 2012

Outside Lands released their 2012 lineup! The headliners include Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Jack White and The Foo Fighters. The eclectic lineup also includes the likes of Beck, Die Antwoord, Skrillex, Bloc Party, Sigur Ros, Andrew Bird, Norah Jones, White Denim, Explosions in the Sky and The Kills. The festival will […]

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On This Day in Music History: The End of The Beatles

written by: Rian Lussier on April 10, 2012

On April 10, 1970 Paul McCartney announced the break up of the Beatles. The Beatles had spent the last few years drifting apart, each of the Beatles were pursuing their separate musical interests. By spring of 1970 there were no official plans for the group to record again in the future. It seemed like the […]

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This Day in Music History: Happy Birthday Sun Records

written by: Rian Lussier on March 27, 2012

On March 27, 1952 Sam Phillips launched production at Sun Records. The Memphis based label would cultivate the careers of Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and a myriad more. Phillips spent a few years moving around the country through a chain of disc jockey and on-air personality gigs while harvesting a […]

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Summer Festival Lineup Roundup

written by: Rian Lussier on March 22, 2012

Music festivals from Canada, the midwest and to the Eastern shores are releasing their lineups and getting everyone excited for summer 2012. The Spring Awakening Music Festival will be kicking off on June 16th and 17th in Chicago’s own Soldier Field. The lineup includes Afrojack, Skrillex, Moby, A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox and many more. […]

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This Day in Music History: Wedding Bells are Tolling

written by: Rian Lussier on March 20, 2012

On this day in music history wedding bells rang for many rock stars. Maybe the stars align or it is purely coincidental, but March 20th has been chalk full of musician weddings. First, on March 20, 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married. Due to legalities the location for the two to get married […]

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This Day in Music History: The Ed Sullivan Show Gets Cancelled

written by: Rian Lussier on March 15, 2012

On March 15, 1971, CBS announced that it was cancelling The Ed Sullivan Show. The variety show aired for twenty three years – making it the longest running show in television history. The CBS primetime comedic variety show was hosted by none other than Ed Sullivan. Unlike the majority of television hosts Sullivan was not […]

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This Day in Music History: The Kingston Trio’s Brush with Death

written by: Rian Lussier on March 13, 2012

On this day in music history the Kingston Trio survived a crash landing. On Friday, March 13, 1959 the folk-pop trio was traveling through the mid-west on their North American tour. The Kingston Trio were one of the biggest bands in America having sold three million copies of their single “Tom Dooley.” While flying in […]

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On This Day in Music History: Rest in Peace The Notorious B.I.G.

written by: Rian Lussier on March 9, 2012

On March 9, 1997 Chirstopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed, he was only 24 years old. It has been fifteen years since the renowned rapper The Notorious B.I.G.- was shot and killed. His death would be a tragic consequence of an East Coast versus West Coast feud. On the […]

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