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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Brooklyn NY - The Flat. "We are a cozy neighborhood...

    Jul 8

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Brooklyn NY - The Flat. "We are a cozy neighborhood cocktail lounge serving full bar and our original cocktails. We are always looking for fresh parties and promoters bringing cutting edge, noncommercial music." Live shows can be held any night of the week. All experimental genres welcome: http://ow.ly/yVqW6 The Flat

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  • Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Tour

    Jul 8

    Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled his remaining tour dates, citing exhaustion in a series of tweets. He'd been scheduled to play at a number of festivals in July and August, including our Pitchfork Music Festival. His tweets, as they appeared: I sincerely apologize to any of y'all who planned to see me at these next couple festival dates. Due to lack of self maintenance ..... — EARL (@earlxsweat) July 8, 2014 i had to press eject on the tour. I am physically and mentally at the end of my...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, & 8/8 at Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ): http://ow.ly...

    Jul 8

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/23, 7/25, 7/30, & 8/8 at Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ): http://ow.ly/yV9on #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/27 & 8/9 at 10th Street Live (Kenilworth, NJ): http://ow.ly/yV9on #...

    Jul 8

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/27 & 8/9 at 10th Street Live (Kenilworth, NJ): http://ow.ly/yV9on #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Merge Shares Documentary, New Covers by Superchunk, Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger

    Jul 8

    Google Play has premiered a documentary about Merge Records in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It's narrated by Daniel Handler, writer of the Lemony Snicket books, and features interviews with the label's artists and employees. Watch it here. Additionally, they've shared a free sampler in which Superchunk, the Mountain Goats, Telekinesis, Saint Rich, and Hiss Golden Messenger cover songs by Merge artists Spoon, The Magnetic Fields, Wye Oak, Mikal Cronin, and American Music Club. Dave...

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  • Jenny Lewis Shares "The Voyager", Extends Tour

    Jul 8

    Jenny Lewis has shared "The Voyager", the title track from her forthcoming solo album. Listen to it above. Previously, she shared the Beck-produced "Just One of the Guys". She's also added dates to her current tour. Check out the full schedule below.  Read Lindsay Zoladz's column on Rilo Kiley's appeal.  Jenny Lewis: 07-08 Ottawa, Ontario - Ottawa Bluesfest 07-10 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall * 07-11 Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Auditorium * 07-12 Miami, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie...

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  • How Musicians Should NOT Use Social Media [VIDEO]

    Jul 8

    This YouTube video takes a comical, but all too true look at how musicians, in this case local ones, use and OVERuse social media. Spewing a steady stream of useless information interspersed with begging for a few more Facebook Likes is more much likely to drive fans away than it is to attract them, but it does make for amusing viewing. WATCH: Related articles 42 Ways to Make Money As An Independent Musician YouTube Live Streaming Opens To All Musicians 18 Ways Musicians Can Make...

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  • Charli XCX Announces North American Tour, Shares "Boom Clap" Remix

    Jul 8

    Photo by Pooneh Ghana Charli XCX has announced a North American tour that begins in September. Check out the full schedule below. She's also shared a remix of "Boom Clap" by pop duo ASTR, which you can listen to above. (You can watch her perform "Boom Clap" on last night's episode of "Seth Meyers", too.)  Read our Guest List with Charli XCX. Charli XCX: 09-26 Orlando, FL - The Social 09-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room 09-29 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Live 09-30 Charlotte,...

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  • Wolfgang's Vault Bringing 12,000 More Concert Videos To YouTube Channel

    Jul 8

    Wolfgang's Vault is a memorabilia and merch store that has long included streaming audio of live shows via its Concert Vault. In the spring they added Music Vault, a YouTube channel that features both full concerts and single live songs from the late 70s to today. While their website tends to focus on the late 60s through the 70s, Music Vault reveals what appears to be a larger range of related music. Now Music Vault is adding 12,000 more live videos to YouTube. Wolfgang's Vault is...

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  • Small Change Turns Songkick Into A D.I.Y. Ticket Sales Powerhouse

    Jul 8

    Sometimes the smallest changes have the greatest impact. Songkick made just such a shift with the addition of custom ticket sale links. Previously, when you added a show to Songkick, the app pointed you pre-chosen ticket sources. Now users can add a custom link that sends fans wherever they want. That could, for example, include a custom landing page with additional info or a special offer on BandPage Experiences.  To add direct Songkick ticket links: click ‘Edit events’ next to the artist...

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