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  • Local/regional acts needed for 3/13 at The Chop Shop in #Charlotte NC: http://ow.ly/sD832 #gigging #...

    Jan 15

    Local/regional acts needed for 3/13 at The Chop Shop in #Charlotte NC: http://ow.ly/sD832 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Seattle WA - Waid's Restaurant & Lounge. Live...

    Jan 15

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Seattle WA - Waid's Restaurant & Lounge. Live music is typically held Thursday - Saturday nights. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/sD6ed Waid's Restaurant & Lounge

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  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck Discusses Polaris Prize Win

    Jan 15

    Photo by Leigh Ann Hines Last year, Godspeed You! Black Emperor won the Polaris Music Prize for their album Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!. They responded by criticizing the entire event, saying the gala "doesn’t serve the cause of righteous music at all". They donated their $30,000 prize to start music programs in the Quebec prison system. In an interview on the "Kreative Kontrol" podcast, Godspeed (and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra) member Efrim Menuck has shared more thoughts on...

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  • The Roland 808 Drum Machine Is Coming Back

    Jan 15

    The classic Roland 808 drum machine will seemingly be available soon, in some form, once again. As FACT reports, yesterday, the Roland Corporation uploaded a video to its YouTube page about the sought-after vintage Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. The new video suggests that a remake or re-release of the instrument is "coming soon." The Roland TR-808 was first introduced during the 1980s and helped shape the sound of hip-hop, synth pop, and dance music. The video tells the drum machine's history...

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  • Watch Four Tet Make a Beat in 10 Minutes, Using Only Samples From Michael Jackson's Thriller

    Jan 15

    Four Tet's Kieran Hebden is the latest participant in "Beat This", a web series from dontwatchthat.tv that challenges producers to make a beat in under ten minutes. For this installment, Hebden chose to make a track using only samples from Michael Jackson's Thriller. Watch him craft the track in real time and hear what he comes up with, below.  But, keep in mind, as Hebden tweeted, "10 mins is not very long to make a track and I've never sampled thriller before so go easy on me :)"

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  • Twilight, Black Metal Supergroup Featuring Thurston Moore, Announce Album, Share Track, Break Up

    Jan 15

    Black metal supergroup Twilight welcomed a new member in the middle of 2012: Thurston Moore. "We're not coming together to make music," Moore said then of the group. "We're joining forces to destroy all rational thought." Unfortunately, the band itself has also imploded. With news of their new album—III: Beneath Trident's Tomb, out March 18 in North American and March 17 in Europe through Century Media—comes the announcement that Twilight has broken up. The album will be their last. III...

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  • New/old all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #PanamaCity FL - A&M Theatre. Shows ...

    Jan 15

    New/old all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #PanamaCity FL - A&M Theatre. Shows can be held any night of the week. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/sCvc6 A&M Theatre

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  • Stream New Releases From Indian, Jeremy Jay, and Girl Trouble via Pitchfork Advance

    Jan 15

    Chicago doom metal band Indian releases From All Purity on January 21 in the U.S., January 17 in Germany and Benelux, and January 20 everywhere else, via Relapse Records. It follows their 2011 LP Guiltless, which was featured as one of Show No Mercy’s Top 40 Metal Albums of that year. Listen to From All Purity here. It is streaming until January 21 on Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album experience. Singer-songwriter Jeremy...

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  • New 18+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #PanamaCity FL - The Purple Grape. "This new ...

    Jan 15

    New 18+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #PanamaCity FL - The Purple Grape. "This new wine bar concept combines the convenience of a wine store with the elegance of a fine, upscale meeting destination." They host live music Thursday-Saturday nights. Solo/duo acts only: http://ow.ly/sCrr9 The Purple Grape

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  • Mixcloud Relaunches For Radio Shows, DJ MIxes: Still Free, Still Fully Licensed

    Jan 15

    Today Mixcloud officially relaunched its site with a nice new design. I took the opportunity to speak with Co-founder and CTO Mat Clayton to get a sense of the bigger picture for Mixcloud. While they are encouraging music shows and talk shows, Mixcloud's biggest strength remains in electronic music. But that means they've developed a service well-designed for a digital world and one that's also free to show creators including full music licensing. I first blogged about Mixcloud back in...

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