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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. Theyd want to talk to me about my sex life, or worse, their sex life. And the thing is, Im not into men. Because Im a lesbian. So Im not into men.
Cody Nelson on 08/13/13 - 10:36 AM

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.
Drew Beringer on 08/13/13 - 10:12 AM
You can stream O'Brother's new album, Disillusion, in its entirety at Soundcheck. The album is in stores next week, August 20th.
Drew Beringer on 08/13/13 - 10:06 AM
The Gaslight Anthem have 7 songs written for their next LP.

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Jason Tate on 08/13/13 - 09:58 AM
You can preorder The Horrible Crowes' Live at the Troubadour album on iTunes for $13.99. It comes with the audio and video and you can download the audio of "Teenage Dream" instantly.

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Jason Tate on 08/13/13 - 09:51 AM
Kevin Devine pre-orders are now up.

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Jason Tate on 08/13/13 - 09:47 AM
Head to the replies to watch Paramore's performance of "Still Into You" from last night's Conan.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/13/13 - 09:19 AM
August Burns Red have announced a headlining tour for this November and December, with Blessthefall, Defeater, and Beartooth joining as support. Tour dates can be found in the replies and tickets can be purchased here.
Drew Beringer on 08/13/13 - 09:07 AM
Shad will be touring across Canada and playing the occasional American city this fall. Pre-orders for Flying Colours are also available on Thursday. Dates are in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 08/13/13 - 08:56 AM
Fresh off the heels of the Seth Rogen Roastmaster announcement, we have a released list of the first group of roasters taking part in the Roast of James Franco (airing this Labor Day, Sept. 2nd), and let's just say, I don't think many of you will be disappointed. More roasters (as well as talent in audience attendance) are yet to be announced.
Cody Nelson on 08/13/13 - 08:50 AM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 08/13/13 - 08:22 AM
You can download some demos from Moose Blood's debut EP Moving Home for free today only on their Bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 08/13/13 - 08:04 AM
The Dear Hunter frontman Casey Crescenzo has launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the recording of his four-movement symphony with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic this fall.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/13/13 - 08:03 AM
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.
Christian Wagner on 08/13/13 - 07:35 AM
Grab a free download of Nine Inch Nails' new single, "Copy of a," here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/13/13 - 06:28 AM
Watch a promo video for a new track from King Krule's forthcoming debut, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 08/13/13 - 04:32 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 08/13/13 - 01:00 AM
"They're minerals, Marie."
Staff ReviewsYellowcard - Ocean Avenue Acoustic (Thomas Nassiff)
Washed Out - Paracosm (Ryan Dennehy)
Thomas Nassiff on 08/12/13 - 10:26 PM
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 posted three images teasing that something is coming on September 9th at 9 PM. We'll keep you updated.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 10:20 PM
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.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 08:58 PM
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.
Deborah Remus on 08/12/13 - 08:40 PM
Love And Death (Brian Welch, formerly of Korn) have released their video "Meltdown." View it in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/12/13 - 07:50 PM
Watch War Generation's new video for "Dead and Gone" in the replies. The band features current and former members of Further Seems Forever and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster. Their debut album, Start Somewhere Never Surrender, drops September 3rd via Rise Records.
Ryan Gardner on 08/12/13 - 07:48 PM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 08/12/13 - 07:43 PM
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.

Track Listing
01) This is Gospel
02) Miss Jackson
03) Vegas Lights
04) Girl That You Love
05) Nicotine
06) Girls/Girls/Boys
07) Casual Affair
08) Far Too Young to Die
09) Collar Full
10) The End of All Things
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 07:33 PM
Looks like Danny Brown's upcoming album, Old, has been delayed till October. Jake Jenkins is heartbroken.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 05:59 PM
Matthew Mayfield has posted tour dates for August/September. You can view them in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 08/12/13 - 05:34 PM
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.

Albums Offered:
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)
8....
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 04:51 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from 2 X 4. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 08/12/13 - 04:38 PM
Some Stranger (Tym, ex-Daytrader) have begun recording their first full-length record with Will Yip (Balance & Composure, Circa Survive, Title Fight).
Jack Appleby on 08/12/13 - 04:23 PM
Summer Skin Search Party is streaming a new song entitled "Home Alone" on BUZZNET.
Joe DeAndrea on 08/12/13 - 04:19 PM
Watch Issues vocalist Michael Bohn speak about his Tourette Syndrome, his childhood, and the transition from Woe, Is Me.
Jack Appleby on 08/12/13 - 04:12 PM
You can read a pretty cool letter Ryan Key (Yellowcard) wrote to his younger self over at Rock Sound.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 04:03 PM
Katy Perry released a lyric video today for her new song "Roar." It's in the replies. It's worth watching.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/12/13 - 02:47 PM
John Mayer's new album is streaming on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 08/12/13 - 02:19 PM
No Sleep Records is on the hunt for an intern. Details on requirements and how to apply can be found in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 02:13 PM
Stream Rookie Of The Year's The Goodnight Moon Part II at 6 PM EST on Idobi. The band will be chatting with fans here.
Christian Wagner on 08/12/13 - 02:10 PM
Stream a new Sworn In song called "Deadpan" here.
Christian Wagner on 08/12/13 - 02:07 PM
Anberlin posted a cryptic Instagram. Make sure you turn up the volume.
Christian Wagner on 08/12/13 - 02:05 PM
Dia Frampton stopped by BUZZNET recently to do a live performance of "How To Say Goodbye." Check it out here.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 01:57 PM
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 Rdios Facebook page or through Rdios Twitter. In the meantime, mosh away to one of three Riot Fest playlists, divided by city for your convenience, and hear whats in store for what will be one for the record books.
Drew Beringer on 08/12/13 - 01:52 PM
Head to the replies to watch full sets from Our Last Night and Lions Lions.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/12/13 - 01:46 PM
Watch Born of Osiris' lyric video for "Divergency" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/12/13 - 01:10 PM
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.
Steve Alcala on 08/12/13 - 12:56 PM
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