Last year, the legendary Skate and Surf Festival returned to Asbury Park after ten years away. While the man behind the scenes, John D, has the city's best interest at heart, he has made careless mistakes when booking certain performers. Last year, upon moving the festival to Asbury, the city required he remove the hip hop artist DMX from the bill, citing homophobia in his music. This year, a band called Attila is on his festival's lineup.
Since we finally got some new D'Angelo in our lives it only makes sense for some new Miguel, right? He just dropped three new songs which I would assume will be from his upcoming follow up to 2012's stellar Kaleidoscope Dream. Head to the replies to stream all three new songs and swoon with me.
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Throughout this year, we've been bringing you our favorite new releases in quarterly playlists. With the new year a couple of weeks away, we've compiled all of these playlists into a massive one that we call: "2014, A Year In Music." We've also put together a fourth quarter playlist with the best from the past three months which you can listen to as a stand alone playlist if you'd like. If not, press play on our 90-track summary of some of the best music of 2014. We focused on lesser known releases for the most part, so hopefully you can pick up some last minute additions to your end of the year list. Check out both the all year playlist and the fourth quarter playlist in both Spotify...
Season one of the Serial podcast ends today ... but we're going to keep right on trucking. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast covers Green Day being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songkick's declaration of the "hardest working band" in music, the NYT article that claims the internet is bad for the industry and suits are good, and Wondering Sound cutting operations and the future of publishing online. We hope you enjoy. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rob Cavallo have written a musical based on the movie School Of Rock. It will debut fall next year on Broadway.
School of Rock — The Musical, based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, will have its world premiere on Broadway. Performances are slated to begin Nov. 2, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Teenage Time Killer have signed with Rise Records. A huge number of artists will appear on this release including Randy Blythe, Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor, Jello Biafra, Lee Ving, Tommy Victor, Nick Oliveri, Pete Stahl, Vic Bondi, Clifford Dinsmore,, Max Cavalera, Tony Foresta, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, and Keith Morris.
Esta Coda have been working on a new EP called Miles Away with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive) and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Rain" - give it a listen in the replies. The EP will release in early 2015, but if you like what you hear, you can catch the band on Saturday the 20th at a holiday show in Scranton, PA with The Menzingers, Captain We're Sinking, Tigers Jaw, and more.
Heartsupport is a non-profit founded by Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red), where fans of the music community can come together and talk about issues such as depression, anxiety, etc. You might recognize past videos from musicians such as Kevin Jordan (This Wild Life), Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), and JT Cavey (Texas In July), where they talk about their own experiences. Head to the replies to check it out a video titled #UniteTheScene.
Sony Pictures has decided to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after major theaters said they wouldn't screen the movie. "We have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release of 'The Interview,'" the company said in a statement.