Comedienne and Laughspin guest columnist Cameron Esposito put together a wonderful, thought-provoking piece on being a gay comic, homophobia in comedy, and being heckled by other stand-ups. Check it out here.
For years guys would come up to me — other comics, audience members, married heterosexual audience member couples — and proposition me after shows. I would be just talking about my life — having a girlfriend, going to a movie with that girlfriend, whatever — and for some reason, that would get folks going. They’d want to talk to me about my sex life, or worse, their sex life. And the thing is, I’m not into men. Because I’m a lesbian. So I’m not into men.
Yellowcard's Ocean Avenue Acoustic is available today. Last week, a stream of the entire album premiered at Pandora and on YouTube, so you had a week to really get into the release before picking it up today. Thomas also wrote a review on the record and we will be posting a roundtable discussion on the release later this week. What are your favorite renditions? Did YC knock it out of the park or do you think it could have been better? Share your thoughts on the release in the replies. You can also download it on iTunes or Amazon. The band is also heading out on the road soon to promote this release and you can check out the dates and buy tickets here.
Dumb Numbers is a new project from Adam Harding, featuring Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion), Dale Crover (Melvins), Murph (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), CR Matheny (Emperor X) and others. Watch their new video for "Redrum" over at Rolling Stone. Their debut self-titled album is now available via Joyful Noise Recordings.
Today we're streaming Patterns In Static, the new EP from NJ-based band Reach. Formerly Boy Meets Machine, the group has returned to its alt. rock roots to deliver its debut EP with a new direction and moniker. Listen to it in the replies.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
We know that Arcade Fire will be releasing its fourth studio album on October 29th. Earlier this month, an Instagram account with the name 'Reflektor' popped up and has been associated with the band and is rumored to be the title of LP4. The account postedthreeimages teasing that something is coming on September 9th at 9 PM. We'll keep you updated.
It's time to pick up your ball and go home because Kendrick Lamar just turned out the lights with his verse on "Control (HOF)," a new track from Big Sean also featuring Jay Electronica and production from No I.D.. Good game, good effort. Check the track out in the replies.
Billy Talent's first self-titled record turns 10 this fall and to celebrate the band will be playing the whole thing at smaller venues in some Canadian cities with Anti-Flag as the supporting act. Dates in the replies.
creativeLIVE are about to launch a series of free, live online workshops with influential music industry figures. There will be 3 - one with Incubus manager, Steve Rennie; one with metal guitarist/producer Eyal Levi; and one with DJ/producer Big Chocolate (Cameron Argon). Dates and details are in the replies.
In the replies, you can check out the artwork for Panic! At The Disco's upcoming album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, which hits stores on October 8th.
01) This is Gospel
02) Miss Jackson
03) Vegas Lights
04) Girl That You Love
07) Casual Affair
08) Far Too Young to Die
09) Collar Full
10) The End of All Things
Soundsupply has released its latest 'drop.' in partnership with the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest that's happening in Cleveland this weekend. They lined up 9 albums from bands that are playing at the event, along with its first digital book coming from Kern & Burn, who are speaking at the Fest.
1. Braid - Frame & Canvas (Polyvinyl Records)
2. Tristen - Charlatans At The Garden Gate (American Myth)
3. Football, Etc - The Draft (Count Your Lucky Stars)
4. Diamond Youth - Orange (Topshelf Records)
5. Barrow - Though I'm Alone (Mayfly Records)
6. Annabel - Youth In Youth (Count Your Lucky Stars)
7. Gates - The Sun Will Rise And Lead Me Home (Self-released)
Rdio is giving a lucky winner and a friend the chance to make their own once-in-a-lifetime memory by giving away VIP prize experiences including side-stage access, artist meet & greets, and VIP passes to the Riot Fest of their choice (Toronto: August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013, Chicago: September 13, 2013 - September 15, 2013, or Denver: September 21, 2013 - September 22, 2013). Fans can enter on Rdio’s Facebook page or through Rdio’s Twitter. In the meantime, mosh away to one of three Riot Fest playlists, divided by city for your convenience, and hear what’s in store for what will be one for the record books.
Haulix has posted their interview with Staff Member Jack Appleby. Among the topics discussed are his start at Mind Equals Blown and AbsolutePunk, his new role at Siren Records and how fans can contribute more to their favorite artists.