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  • Mariachi Rendition of Radiohead's "Creep", New Paul Williams Songs to Appear in Animated Film

    Jul 14

    The Book of Life is an animated film based on Mexican folk art and Day of Dead folklore. The soundtrack will feature mariachi and norteño renditions of popular songs, including Radiohead's "Creep", as Billboard reports. The film is in theaters on October 17. It's also set to feature original songs from songwriting legend (and Random Access Memories collaborator) Paul Williams, plus a mariachi version of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend". "Using norteño and...

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  • Tupac Shakur Musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" Closing After Only Six Weeks

    Jul 14

    "Holler If Ya Hear Me", the Broadway musical based on the work of Tupac Shakur, opened on June 19 at the Palace Theatre. Now, as The New York Times reports, it will close on Sunday after just six weeks. Producer Eric L. Gold released a statement blaming "the financial burdens of Broadway" for the show's closure. The Times reports that it was one of the worst-selling musicals of recent years. "My hope is that a production of this caliber, powerful in its story-telling, filled with great...

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  • Drake Featured on PARTYNEXTDOOR's "Recognize"

    Jul 14

    October's Very Own singer/producer PARTYNEXTDOOR has announced the sequel to his self-titled mixtape. PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 will arrive on July 29, and today, he's shared "Recognize", which features a guest spot from Drake. PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 will be available for pre-order on iTunes at midnight tonight.

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  • Pissed Jeans to Reissue Debut Album, Tour

    Jul 14

    Pissed Jeans' 2005 debut album Shallow has been out-of-print for a long time. On October 6 in Europe and October 7 in North America, Sub Pop will reissue the album. Listen to "Boring Girls" above. The album comes with two bonus tracks from their first single: "Throbbing Organ" and "Night Minutes". If you pre-order the LP via Sub Pop, you'll receive colored vinyl, the "Throbbing Organ" 7", and an instant download of the full album. It's available to purchase digitally now. The band have...

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  • Spoon Announce Vinyl Gratification Program With Independent Record Stores

    Jul 14

    Often, when you pre-order a record from iTunes or other online retailers, you receive "instant gratification" downloads of early singles. Spoon's Britt Daniel had a valid question: Why couldn't they offer the same purchase incentives to customers who pre-ordered vinyl from independent record stores? They've come up with an interesting solution to that problem. It's called the Vinyl Gratification program. Spoon have teamed up with 150 independent retailers. Starting tomorrow (July 15),...

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  • Elbo Room in #Chicago is seeking Acoustic/Folk acts for July & August: http://ow.ly/z9ucE #gigging #...

    Jul 14

    Elbo Room in #Chicago is seeking Acoustic/Folk acts for July & August: http://ow.ly/z9ucE #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #HiltonHead Island SC - Tiki Hut. "The famous...

    Jul 14

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #HiltonHead Island SC - Tiki Hut. "The famous Tiki Hut Beach Bar is nestled in the sand dunes and volleyball courts of Coligny Beach, framed by an authentic open-air thatched roof, and featuring island cocktails, live entertainment and the best hamburgers on the island." Live music is typically held Thursday - Sunday evenings. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/z9xqK Tiki Hut

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  • Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller Share "Hunnid Stax" Video

    Jul 14

    Ab-Soul's These Days track "Hunnid Stax" has a new music video directed by Adam Roberts. It stars Schoolboy Q and Mac Miller, and if you're looking for a video where a woman, kneeling atop a kitchen counter, slowly pours maple syrup over a stack of pancakes, that's a thing that happens here. Watch below. Watch Schoolboy Q perform "Hands on the Wheel" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Nick Cave Releases Trailer for Pseudo-Documentary Film 20,000 Days on Earth

    Jul 14

    Nick Cave is the subject of a new film called 20,000 Days on Earth, which takes both a fictional and nonfictional approach to the Bad Seeds/Grinderman frontman's life. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, it a pseudo-documentary that collages together fictionalized, mostly unscripted scenes from Cave's 20,000th day on the planet. He narrates the film, which features scenes of him writing in his office, going to therapy, hanging out with Kylie Minogue and Ray Winstone, eating with Warren...

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  • 3 Years Ago Today Spotify Launched In U.S.

    Jul 14

    Hello America. Spotify here. That was the blog post headline three years ago today on July 14th, 2011 when Spotify launched in the U.S. Since then Spotify has become the largest streaming music service in the U.S. with 3 million paid subscribers here. Globally, Spotify has 10 million paying subscribers and more than 40 million active users across 56 markets. What will the marketplace look like in another 3 years? Competition is increasing with Beats Music looking how they can prosper...

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