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Joshua Hunt, writing for The New Yorker, has published a really interesting article on what devices and music is popular in prisons.
The radio provided hours of welcome distraction for Demmitt, who had come from Sheridan’s adjoining detention center, where, he says, he spent weeks without a radio while confined to a small cell for at least twenty-three hours a day. The radio was unlike any Demmitt had seen outside prison, with a transparent plastic body that revealed the landscape within: a single AA battery rested at the bottom of its circuit board, while its antenna—one and three quarter inches of copper wire coiled around a small ferrite bar—peeked through a white Sony logo, just...
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:37 AM
Demos of Dave Grohl's high school band Dain Bramage can now be found online.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:33 AM
Steve McQueen recently interviewed Kanye West in Interview Magazine.
As my grandfather would say, "Life is a performance." I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook and I'm saying everything in there out loud. A lot of people are very sacred with their ideas, and there is something to protecting yourself in that way, but there's also something to idea sharing, or being the person who makes the mistake in public so people can study that.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:30 AM
Check the replies to hear S. Carey's new song "Fire-scene." The upcoming album can be pre-ordered on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:28 AM
Spotify is now letting artists list their merchandise from Topspin from within Spotify.
There are zero fees or commissions from Spotify or Topspin and you don’t need to change how you sell merchandise at all. ArtistLink links to your existing merchandise anywhere on the web and displays it on Spotify’s artist pages.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:26 AM
Check the replies to see Bruce Springsteen covering the Ramones "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" live.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:22 AM
Firefly Fest in Delaware put their general admission tickets on sale today.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:19 AM
Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect are playing Los Angeles' The Hotel Cafe this Thursday, with a set including songs from all of Shane's catalogues. Tickets can be purchased here - they're first on the bill.
Jack Appleby on 01/20/14 - 10:17 AM
Chuck Ragan and Matt Skiba will be having a StageIt streaming event for chairty on January 26th.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:16 AM
All Time Low, Man Overboard, and Handguns are going on tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/20/14 - 10:16 AM
The Used's new album is up for pre-order.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:13 AM
Brand New will be performing at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday, July 8th.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:12 AM
Quick reminder to fill out our reader poll for your most anticipated albums of 2014.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:09 AM
Lambgoat is reporting that the Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) trial has been delayed, possibly due to plea negotiations.
Although Lambesis was present (accompanied by his parents and attorney Tom Warwick), he was not called forward, and the bailiff subsequently announced that further proceedings have been delayed until February 6th.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:05 AM
According to Entertainment Weekly, not only is the new Zach Braff helmed movie, Wish I Was Here, good, but it also features new music from Bon Iver and The Shins' frontman James Mercer.
“In this case, it was unique because we sent [music supervisor] Mary Ramos to Wisconsin to show the movie to Bon Iver, and they wrote a song pretty much on the spot,” Braff said. “She sat there in Wisconsin while they wrote a song.”
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:02 AM
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 09:55 AM
Matthew Mayfield has posted some upcoming tour dates. They're in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 01/20/14 - 09:51 AM
Apparently I've been living under a rock, but Number One Gun released their new album last Tuesday. If you're like me and had no idea until now, you can stream it on Rdio.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/20/14 - 09:35 AM
From Indian Lakes will embark on the Able Bodies Tour in this March/April - rumor has it they'll be playing the album in its entirety. From some of the ticket links, it looks like The American Scene are supporting. Dates are in the replies - don't miss this one.
Jack Appleby on 01/20/14 - 09:24 AM
We're going to be trying out something a little different this year and featuring staff film reviews for the first time. To get things started, I have reviews up for Her and Lone Survivor, with ones for The Past and Jack Ryan coming later this week. Any feedback is welcome and hopefully 2014 ends up being as memorable and stacked as 2013. Enjoy!
Jonathan Bautts on 01/20/14 - 09:16 AM
Damon Albarn (Blur & Gorillaz) has announced that he will release his debut solo album, Everyday Robots on April 29th via Warner Bros. Records. You can check out the album art and title track in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Everyday Robots
02) Hostiles
03) Lonely Press Play
04) Mr Tembo
05) Parakeet
06) The Selfish Giant
07) You And Me
08) Hollow Ponds
09) Seven High
10) Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11) The History Of A Cheating Heart
12) Heavy Seas Of Love
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/20/14 - 09:13 AM
Stream We Are The In Crowd's new single, "Long Live the Kids," in the replies. It's now available on iTunes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/19/14 - 09:12 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/19/14 - 08:23 PM
Pennybirdrabbit will release her new EP, For Love on February 18th via Big Beat. You can stream her new track called "Cheap Goodbyes" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 11:24 AM
Head to the replies to watch Tegan and Sara perform a cover of P!nk's "Just Like A Pill" in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 11:10 AM
While performing in Hawaii, Jeremy Bolm (Touche Amore) said that a new Hesitation Wounds' full length may happen in the near future.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 11:05 AM
Looks like Dr. Manhattan is going to be working on new material soon.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 10:59 AM
Savages' new music video for "Strife" can be seen after the jump.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 10:56 AM
Johnny Foreigner will release their new album, You Can Do Better on March 10th. You can find the album artwork in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 10:44 AM
311 will release their new album, Stereolithic on March 11th and it is currently available to preorder through PledgeMusic

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 10:41 AM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s new music video for "Run" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 10:37 AM
Jump to the replies to check out a live video of San Fermin performing their song "The Count."
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/19/14 - 10:35 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/19/14 - 08:55 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Blake SolomonBeen jamming some dancey jams. Check out Clubfeet and Betty Who, but only if you're looking to have a good time.
Ryan DennehyQueen Bey's latest and this Ryan Hemsworth remix of Lorde.
Christian WagnerWe're going to be streaming the new EP from Mime Game this week. I haven't stopped listening. Think Augustana and Acceptance without piano.
Chris CollumNew records from Against Me!, The Men and The Lawrence Arms.
Zac DjamoosI've spent the week listening to...
Jason Tate on 01/19/14 - 01:00 AM
A variety of musicians and bands have begun speaking out on Twitter about the Kelly Thomas verdict. Will Pugh, of Cartel, stated, "If you care at all about civil liberties, you should be paying attention to the Fullerton PD's actions," and Man Overboard tweeted, "No justice for #KellyThomas means no justice for all American citizens. A sad day in our history. Embarrassing and heartbreaking to witness."
Jason Tate on 01/18/14 - 09:23 PM
Sparrow Sleeps has posted up lullaby versions of a variety of The Gaslight Anthem songs.
Jason Tate on 01/18/14 - 09:19 PM
Madonna has apologized for calling her son the n-word on Instagram.
I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur.. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.
Jason Tate on 01/18/14 - 04:59 PM
A Cute is What We Aim for b-side, "Beautiful Bully," can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/18/14 - 04:56 PM
Stepdad will release their new EP, Strange Tonight on March 4th via Quite Scientific Records. You can stream their new song "Running (Does That Mean You Care?)" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/18/14 - 01:11 PM
According to Amazon, The Used will release their new album, Imaginary Enemy on April 1st via Hopeless Records.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/18/14 - 12:50 PM
MTVU is making Time Will Tell censor parts of their video for "It Could Be Worse," saying it's "too suggestive for rotation." You can watch the video in the replies and see if you agree. The song features Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights.
Ryan Gardner on 01/18/14 - 10:26 AM
Head to the replies and cast your eye over everything that happened in UK music this week.
Andy Biddulph on 01/18/14 - 07:17 AM
Knuckle Puck (Chicago pop-punk) broke their van. You can pick up some merch or buy their EP on Bandcamp if you feel inclined to help. The band will be touring this spring with Neck Deep.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/17/14 - 04:56 PM
In honor of the recent Anberlin news, Under The Gun Review compiled a list of essential Anberlin tracks as chosen by writers, musicians, and other industry folks. Members of Go Radio, Emarosa, Longtime Anberlin producer Aaron Sprinkle, and several others contributed -- I myself added "Dance, Dance, Christa Paffgen." Check out the playlist and writers' thoughts here, and let us know your essential Anberlin songs in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 01/17/14 - 03:26 PM
Congratulations to Gwen Stefani who has announced on Instagram she and her husband are expecting a boy.
Jason Tate on 01/17/14 - 03:10 PM
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