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  • Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Issues Public Apology

    Jul 14

    Late last year, Conor Oberst was accused of raping a woman after a Bright Eyes show in 2003. In February, he sued his accuser, Joanie Faircloth, for libel, claiming his reputation had been damaged by her accusations. Now, Faircloth, whose real name is Joan Elizabeth Harris, has recanted her statements in a public apology. She wrote: The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. I made up those lies about...

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  • Oneohtrix Point Never, Cold Cave, Dillinger Escape Plan Replace Death Grips on Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden Tour

    Jul 14

    Death Grips are no more, which means they won't be touring with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden after all. Trent Reznor tweeted, "sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?" Now, Reznor has put his trust in three groups of "new and old friends": Oneohtrix Point Never, Cold Cave, and the Dillinger Escape Plan will open the tour on select dates. Check out Oneohtrix Point Never's amazing new logo for the tour: Look familiar? Read our recent feature on...

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  • "Weird Al" Parodies Pharrell's "Happy" With Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho in "Tacky" Video

    Jul 14

    "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing a new album called Mandatory Fun this week. Today, he's shared a video for a Pharrell parody called "Tacky". It recasts radio hit "Happy" (and its 24-hour-dancing video) as an indictment of unappealing modern behaviors: "I would live-Tweet a funeral / Take selfies with the deceased." The video was produced by Nerdist and features appearances by Jack Black (who twerks), Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Margaret Cho, and Aisha Tyler. Watch below.

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  • Local rock acts needed for 10/2 at JR's Bar in #Philadelphia PA: http://ow.ly/z7Y6Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Jul 14

    Local rock acts needed for 10/2 at JR's Bar in #Philadelphia PA: http://ow.ly/z7Y6Y #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • How Do I Get My Stuff Featured on Music Blogs?

    Jul 14

    **Guest post written by Joy Ike, creator of Grassrootsy.com and Independent Musician, as featured on Grassrootsy.com.   "...the question you’re asking is: “How do I get write-ups when nobody knows who I am?” Well I’d like to pose 4 different answers to your question..."

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  • Neil Young Prepares For Late 2014 PonoMusic Launch As New CEO

    Jul 14

    Late last week in a shakeup at PonoMusic, Neil Young became CEO while Rick Cohen was named COO. John Hamm stepped down as CEO while remaining an investor. In addition, today Omnifone has announced that their MusicStation platform will be powering the service. They state PonoMusic will launch "before the end of the year" in the US, UK and Canada which suggests that the October delivery of PonoPlayers to pledgers is still on track. Shakeup At PonoMusic Last week's announcement that Neil...

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  • Action Bronson Raps Inside a Port-a-Potty

    Jul 14

    Good morning. Here is a fan-shot video of Action Bronson rapping from the inside of a Port-a-Potty during his performance of "It Concerns Me" at this weekend's Ottawa Bluesfest. He doesn't once waver during his detour, though it should be noted that he also doesn't wash his hands after finishing up. (Watch out for germs, guy taking a photo.) Watch it below, via Consequence of Sound.  As CoS points out, this actually isn't the first time Action Bronson has rapped inside a Port-a-Potty. Watch...

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  • Slowdive Announce Tour

    Jul 14

    Photo by Tom Spray After the reunited British shoegaze outfit Slowdive finish up the festival circuit this summer, they'll head out on a tour that will take them across North America in the fall. Their first North American tour in two decades includes their return to Toronto, where they played their final show back in 1994. "North America was good to Slowdive back in the 1990s," the band said in a press release. "The fact that the last Slowdive concert was performed in Toronto (at Lee's...

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  • What They Really Mean: The Musician's Guide To Industry Speak

    Jul 14

    Networking is one of the most crucial components to any job in any industry. Your ability to connect and stay connected can easily make or break you. Knowing what you want and how to translate that into what you need to do to get there makes a world of difference on the road to success. If you're hitting dead ends and brick walls in your outreach to industry influencers, this is the perfect read for your Monday morning.  Join Sari Delmar as she disects the particulars of the music industry...

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  • Sharon Van Etten Shares "Our Love" Video

    Jul 14

    Sharon Van Etten has shared a video for "Our Love", from her recent record Are We There. Directed by Karen Collins, it's a primarily black-and-white clip that opens with minimalist shots of the artist under sheets with a partner, culminating with Van Etten underwater. Watch below via V Magazine. Read our recent feature on Sharon Van Etten.

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