During the show I'll be taking requests, answering questions (think of good ones!), chatting with all of you and playing a lot of my solo stuff plus I Am the Avalanche and The Movielife songs too of course. Might even play some brand new Avalanche songs, who knows. So tell everyone you know about this show and don't forget that I'm going to be giving away some very cool personal possessions I've been collecting for years, including Avalanche and Movielife rare numbered vinyl and super limited edition posters, plus the guitar I wrote Avalanche's last album on. My top supporters who attend the show could...
Get out there and play as soon and as often as possible, because you’ll never be good until you start figuring out what you really sound like, and the only way to do that is to watch strangers, who don’t give a fuck about your feelings, get bored and walk away during your long, meticulous intro or guitar solo. Comedians talk a lot about how the only way to get good at standup is to bomb, and the same goes for playing rock and roll. Until you’ve tried ‘em out on other people, chances are, you THINK your ideas are way cooler than they are. Playing in front of people will slap your blinders off fast. The best crash course...
Fun. has hand-picked 10 albums to be bundled up and sold for just $15, including albums they grew up listening to and bands they’ve toured with while out promoting their Grammy award-winning album, Some Nights. The 10 albums "Drop" will be sold exclusively through Groupon.com for 7 days, starting at 9:00 am EST on Friday, February 7th, 2014.
All of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to The Ally Coalition, a non-proﬁt started by the members of Fun. and fashion designer Rachel Antanoﬀ with the purpose of inspiring people to take action for LGBTQ equality. The Ally Coalition works with partner...
Ben Zamora (ex-vocalist for Horizons) just launched his new pop / electronic solo project working with Nat from 3OH!3 and Canadian producers Derek Hoffman & David Fischer. Watch the video for "What Would I Do Here" in the replies.
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Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy were more than a little irritated when they discovered that the U.S. government apparently uses their music to torture detainees at Guantanamo Bay. So they sent an invoice to the Department of State to the tune of $660,000 in royalties.
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I've taken the helm to give you a stunning tour-de-force of the oft-maligned and misunderstood genre known as "southern rock." There are Rdio and Spotify streams in the replies so kick off your shoes, grab your beverage of choice, and let's wish these winter blues away together!
Nas is going to release a twentieth anniversary edition of his epochal classic Illmatic on April 15th via Sony Legacy. He's also going to be releasing a documentary about the creation of the album called Time Is Illmatic and performing the album front to back across the US, including Coachella. The rerelease contains previously unheard demos, remixes, and freestyles. Check out the anniversary edition artwork in the replies.
In case you missed it, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform "Woods" and a whole different version of "Holocene" with The Roots. You can watch the web-exclusive version of the latter here.
In celebration of its upcoming tenth anniversary on February 10th, Billboard has an oral history of Kanye West's The College Dropout featuring pretty much everyone involved in making the album. Does the album mean anything to you? Come chat about it in the replies.
Everyone pack up and go home early - Future released the banger of the year yesterday. Check out the Mike WiLL Made It-produced "Move That Dope" featuring Pharrell, Pusha-T, and Casino in the replies. It's from Future's upcoming album Honest, slated for release in the coming months.
The latest installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. This week's featured free download comes from Jonathan Richard, who showcases wry lyricism in the vein of Brendan Kelly on understated acoustic EP Blunders, which is available on bandcamp.
The usual. Our families, significant others, people who promoted us, and Thomas Edison. Because, you know, he invented the gramophone. Even though he was a greedy asshole that probably fucked Nikola Tesla out of unimaginable wealth.