Jason Aldean Artist of the Year: American Country Countdown Awards List of Winners!

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Move over American Country Music Awards, there’s a new fellow in town, the dick clark productions produced American Country Countdown Music Awards or the ACCMA as we like to call it around here.Winners have been announced for the star-studded inaugural American Country Countdown Awards which aired LIVE tonight on FOX from Nashville’s Music City Center. Jason Aldean was named Artist of the Year, while hosts Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan scored the most awards of the evening with three each.Florida Georgia Line won Group/Duo of the Year and won two additional awards for […]

HBO Doc ‘Regarding Susan Sontag’ Original Soundtrack Released

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One of the better docs of late on HBO had a brilliant soundtrack, and now Lakeshore Records announces they will release the ‘Regarding Susan Sontag’ Original Soundtrack digitally on December 23, 2014, and on CD March 10, 2015.Susan Sontag was one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. “Regarding Susan Sontag” the doc is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century.The film features original music written by spouses composers Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. “The director, Nancy Kates, loves music and […]

Make Time for 8-bit Champions Anamanaguchi

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If you do not like video games, please stop reading, you and I are through. If you have a soul then you know that video games are the shit. We live for them, we live by them. The only thing that could surpass my admiration for music is my dedication to video games. My adornment for A Link to the Past can easily be juxtaposed with Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures in my book. My favorite video games and albums are my greatest chattels. Lucky for me, so therefore lucky for you, they have coalesced in the form of Chip-tune to […]

The Head and The Heart in Concert Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event The Head and The Heart in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd. Photos are copyright by Paul Froggatt / PR Photos. The Head and The Heart in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA. Photo is copyright by Paul Froggatt / PR Photos.

Make Time for Australian Post Punks Total Control

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It’s hard to imagine that the beloved lo-fi punk sound could somehow muse with an upbeat and gleeful synthesizer, and actually make something that you would want to listen to?Post-punk somehow makes it work. A genre that was big in the underground alternative world during the 80’s, and is now being resurfaced by Australian quintet Total Control.This five piece ensemble consists of band members Mikey Young, Dan Stewart, Al Montfort, Zephyr Pavey, and James Vinciguerra. It all started out with Mikey Young and Dan Stewart meeting and instantaneously connecting over their love of 80’s acts such as, Devo, Gary Numan, […]

W.A.S.P. in Concert Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event W.A.S.P. in Concert at The Pearl Room in Mokena. Photos are copyright by Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Fatal Smile guest as W.A.S.P. in Concert at The Pearl Room in Mokena at The Pearl Room. Photo is copyright by Daniel Locke / PR Photos.

Box Set Duo and Rabbit Quinn in Concert Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event Box Set Duo and Rabbit Quinn in Concert at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. Photos are copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos. Rabbit Quinn as Box Set Duo and Rabbit Quinn in Concert at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. Photo is copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos.

Hunter Hayes in Concert on Today Show Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Hunter Hayes in Concert on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Photos are copyright by Debby Wong / PR Photos. Hunter Hayes in Concert on NBC’s “Today Show” at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, NY, USA. Photo is copyright by Debby Wong / PR Photos.

Hunter Hayes in Concert Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Hunter Hayes in Concert on NBC’s ‘Today Show’ at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Photos are copyright by Debby Wong / PR Photos. Hunter Hayes in Concert on NBC’s “Today Show” at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, NY, USA. Photo is copyright by Debby Wong / PR Photos.

Busta Rhymes Falls Down, Goes Boom VIDEO

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Rapper Busta Rhymes took a header during the O.T. Genasis performance in New York.Busta Rhymes was headbanging to the rapper’s song at the Webster Hall show, when Busta fell of stage, hitting his head in the process.Gashed and a bit bloody the show went on as the rapper emerged from the crowd though he did not reappear onstage after his fall. He used Twitter later on to reassure fans that he’s in good health, as well as shout out O.T. Genasis for making a record powerful enough to make him to “bust his ass”

The Acetates Debut Music Video “Self Portrait”, Some Thoughts

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It may be cold as hell in whatever godforsaken city you live in, but here in Southern California, the brightly lit good times are practically ALL the time. The music from Angeleno bands verily represent our happy-go-lucky demeanor – and the ever present sun – which is there almost too often. This week’s spotlight is a great representation of our blue sky culture, enter The Acetates.Hailing from Hollywood, The Acetates are a five-piece band that play shows all throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The band’s debut EP, was released during a month long residency back in May 2014, followed […]

OneRepublic in Concert Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event OneRepublic in Concert at MEO Arena in Lisbon. Photos are copyright by Eduardo Ventura / PRPhotos.com. OneRepublic in Concert at MEO Arena in Lisbon on  November 21, 2014 at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo is copyright by Eduardo Ventura / PRPhotos.com.

23rd Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event 23rd Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Guests included Nico and Vinz, Kendall Schmidt, Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt. Photos are copyright by Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Nico and Vinz during the 23rd Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival at the BMO Harris Bank Stage at Pioneer Court in Chicago, IL, USA. Photo is copyright by Daniel Locke / PR Photos.

Creed Singer Can’t Manage His Life, Bizarre Video, Divorce

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp’s wife filed for divorce recently and supported the petition with text messages she claimed were while he was on an alleged drug binge last month.Stapp, 41, was married to a former Miss New York USA for eight years, according to the documents, filed in Palm Beach County. They have three children.Stapp, who fronted Creed and sang about positive God themed anthems such as “My Own Prison”, ” “My Sacrifice”, “What’s This Life For”, “With Arms Wide Open”, “Higher”, and “One Last Breath” that contain lyrics supporting Christian theology.Stapp now claims he is broke and living in […]

Mary J Blige Talks Sobriety and British Soul Sound VIDEO

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In this week’s Billboard cover story on newsstands Monday 11.24, Mary J Blige talks getting sober, her new musical direction and why she could have helped Amy Winehouse.Blige, who​ spent most of her adult life struggling with alcohol and cocaine, has strung together two solid sober years since last drinking. But she knows herself well enough not to rest easy.“I’ve done those things for so long,” she says. “I would stop drinking and then I’d start again. This is the second time that I’ve stopped drinking. It’s peaks and valleys, peaks and valleys.”Blige also says she felt “connected to [Amy […]

Toby Keith Added As Headliner for Third Annual Taste of Country Music Festival

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Singer songwriter Toby Keith has been added as the third headliner for the 3rd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival.The Festival will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Keith joins the previously announced Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as a headliner.Keith’s new single, “Drunk Americans,” is just the latest success for the artist, who has an unparalleled catalog of chart-topping music that includes acclaimed albums and standing-room-only tours. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named Keith their Songwriter/Artist of the Decade; […]

Review: Make Time for Los Angeles Duo De Lux

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If the Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem had a child, De Lux would be their beautiful little bundle of joy.  If a little punk and a bit of funk decided to groove to some disco, out would pop De Lux.Los Angeles band De Lux consists of band members Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco, as the two met as young teenagers each of them fueled with a passion for music. The story goes that together they started a band, were practicing one day when they came up with a smooth bass line that eventually would become the signature De Lux sound.I […]

Review: ‘The Church’ Album by Mr. Oizo

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Oh, so you love EDM? Love to hear those fist-bump worthy bangers from whatever millionaire DJ of the week? Please don’t make me vomit all over your furry raver boots.Popular Electronic songs that have been coming out of recent have all been inherently vapid. It’s the same house song with the cheesy lyrics promoting the peace, love, unity and respect mantra like clockwork. Worst is that the so called mainstream “hard” electronic scene has been yielding nothing but the same 100 bpm “Turn Down for What” bullshit, if every song in that vein was revealed to all been written by […]

Static-X in Concert Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event Static-X in Concert at the House of Blues in Chicago. Guests included Static-X, Otep and INVITRO. Photos are copyright by Daniel Locke / PR Photos. Static-X in Concert at the House of Blues in Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Photo is copyright by Daniel Locke / PR Photos.

Enrique Iglesias in Concert Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event Enrique Iglesias in Concert at the Barclaycard Center in Madrid om November 15, 2014. Guests included Tamara Falco, Enrique Solis, Fernando Verdasco, Ana Boyer, Enrique Iglesias, Isabel Preysler, Tamara Falco and Enrique Solis. Photos are copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos. Tamara Falco, Enrique Solis, Fernando Verdasco, Ana Boyer during an Enrique Iglesias concert at the Barclaycard Center in Madrid, Spain. Photo is copyright by Solarpix / PR Photos.

Justin Furstenfeld in Concert Photos

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We have added a set pictures from the event Justin Furstenfeld in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd on November 14, 2014. Photos are copyright by Paul Froggatt / PR Photos. Justin Furstenfeld in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd – November 14, 2014, PA, USA. Photo is copyright by Paul Froggatt / PR Photos.

In This Moment in Concert Photos

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Roxanna Collaborating with Jermaine Jackson For Next Album

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Catapulted to fame by her hit single, “Unforgotten,” singer/songwriter Roxanna embodies a revitalizing vision of contemporary music with a smooth and undoubtedly authentic sound. Lucky PBS Detroit viewers can see her special “Exotica Live” Saturday November 15, 2014 at 9 PM in SE Michigan and across Canada! Her velvety ballads paired with uplifting pop anthems have made critics sit up and notice the songbird’s debut album, Exotica, which seamlessly offers a soulful devotion to lost love and music’s power to heal. Influenced by some of the industry’s most renowned Latin and pop artists, including Julio Iglesias and Christina Aguilera, the […]

Stars in Concert Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event Stars in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd on November 12, 2014. Photos are is copyright by Paul Froggatt / PR Photos. Stars in Concert at Radio 104.5’s Performance Theatre in Bala Cynwyd on November 12, 2014, PA, USA. Photo is copyright by Paul Froggatt / PR Photos.

Make Time For Canadian Musician Mac Demarco

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Getting good new music is confusing as hell nowadays.We went from a time where we heard of bands via word of mouth, radio play or MTV (Back when the M was the sole purpose of that channel) to our current digital age where we have an almost endless amount of methods to acquire new music, but in all of the internet era of music, a collective cynicism has developed.Anyone can put their music on the internet, is that the beauty of our current music scene or its hindrance?Though the ever expanding group of aspiring musicians of any kind have a […]