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  • Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina to Appear on "House of Cards"

    Aug 12

    Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear on the forthcoming season of the Kevin Spacey-starring Netflix series "House of Cards", Baltimore's City Paper reports (via Stereogum). It is currently unclear what role they will play on the show. Earlier this year, it was reported that they met with the show's team around when they made a speech at Lincoln Center. They told The Wall Street Journal that they were meeting with the show's producers because...

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  • Fucked Up's Damian Abraham Hosts Documentary on Medical Marijuana in Canada

    Aug 12

    Damian Abraham, Fucked Up frontman and former host of "The Wedge", is the host of a new documentary produced by Vice. Canadian Cannabis looks at the legality of medical marijuana in Canada. Watch the first 20 minutes of the doc below. The description at Vice reads: Canadian weed has gone through some major (and to many, unwelcome) changes in 2014. In April, the Canadian government rolled out a new medical marijuana program that requires patients to patronize a government-licensed weed...

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  • A$AP Rocky Five-Part Documentary SVDDXNLY Continues With Cameos From Drake and Macklemore

    Aug 12

    A$AP Rocky is the subject of Noisey's new documentary SVDDXNLY, which follows the MC on tour. The first part went up last week; watch the latest installment below. The latest installment features more previews of unreleased music. "It's laid back, it's slow, it's calm, it's chill, it's druggy, it's cloudy," said Rocky of his new work. "It brings you back to the first time you ever got high, you know what I mean? Everything is purple. It's just psychedelic, man." He also...

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  • Ariana Grande Destroys Aliens and Robots in Her Campy Sci-Fi "Break Free" Video

    Aug 12

    Ariana Grande just shared the Chris Marrs Piliero-directed video for her Zedd-produced single "Break Free". In it, she's the hero of a campy sci-fi adventure wherein she frees a bunch of prisoners from their alien captors. So yeah, she definitely blasts an alien in the face with a laser and shoots rockets out of her chest to destroy a giant robot. The whole thing ends with a dance party aboard a spaceship. Zedd, an adorable little alien, and the Beats Music app all make prominent...

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  • Beck Performs "Loser" on "Austin City Limits"

    Aug 12

    On October 3, the live music show "Austin City Limits" returns with a new season on PBS. The debut episode features an hour-long set from Beck, and you can preview that episode now by watching him perform his classic single "Loser" below. The new season will also include episodes featuring Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Tweedy, Nine Inch Nails, and others.

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  • Killer Mike Writes Essay About Michael Brown, Black Teenager Killed by Police in Missouri

    Aug 12

    Michael Brown was an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by the police in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend. His death has sparked protests and passionate discussion about race and the abuse of police power. Killer Mike, who has addressed both issues in his music, wrote about Brown's death on his Instagram account, as Rolling Stone points out. His words were attached to a photo of Brown's mother and stepfather. He wrote: We are human beings. We deserve to be buried by our children...

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  • Foxygen Perform New Songs "Cannibal Holocaust" and "Hang" on KEXP

    Aug 12

    The same day they announced their new album, Foxygen performed three new tracks from ...And Star Power on Seattle radio station KEXP. In addition to doing their newly shared single "How Can You Really", they did album tracks "Cannibal Holocaust" and "Hang". Watch the performances below. (And head here to watch them perform another new one, "Can't Contextualize My Mind".) "Cannibal Holocaust" "Hang" "How Can You Really" ...And Star Power is out October 14 via Jagjaguwar. Watch...

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  • Stream "The Knick" Soundtrack, Plus Albums From Castanets and Fat White Family, Via Pitchfork Advance

    Aug 12

    "The Knick", Steven Soderburgh's new turn-of-the-century medical drama starring Clive Owen, premiered last week on Cinemax. Composer Cliff Martinez, known for his work on Drive, Spring Breakers, Traffic, and more, has scored the show. The Knick: Original Series Soundtrack will be released by Milan on August 19 digitally and September 16 on CD. Right now, the soundtrack is streaming in full via Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album...

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  • Music Biz Crowdfunding: Alt-Fest, Neverland Ranch, Hard Rock Hotel, Hearo.fm, Rob Zombie

    Aug 12

    Crowdfunding is going strong not just for album releases and the like but also for music business endeavors. Such projects range from supporting festivals and movies to crowd investing in businesses to more tongue-in-cheek efforts such as purchasing Neverland. But possibly the most important news here is that Rob Zombie avoided crowdfunding till now because he misunderstood it and bought into one of the many myths of music crowdfunding. Now he's conducting a campaign that looks like it will...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Magnolia, TX - GenuWine Tasting Room. "Wine ...

    Aug 12

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Magnolia, TX - GenuWine Tasting Room. "Wine Bar, great food & Live Music in The Woodlands TX. Unique boutique wines & Craft Beer." Live music is held Wednesday - Saturday nights. Acoustic, Blues, Folk, Jazz, S/S, Soft Rock... http://ow.ly/Afnp8 GenuWine Tasting Room

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