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  • The Internet's Matt Martians Discusses Odd Future Breakup

    Jul 1

    Photo by Brick Stowell Earlier this year, Tyler, the Creator implied via Twitter that Odd Future was "no more." Then, fellow OF member Earl Sweatshirt weighed in, saying Tyler's comments had been "solidifying the obvious." Now, in an interview with All Hip Hop, Matt Martians of Odd Future affiliate the Internet has discussed the collective's decision to "shed that name". Asked about Tyler's comments, Martians said: It needed to be said, because I think it’s important for our progress, and...

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  • How to Open For Nationally Touring Artists

    Jul 1

    Nailing big opportunities is one of the major things that kickstarts the career of an independent artist. Sometimes it’s having a video go viral. Other times it’s falling under the good graces of someone who knows someone. But sometimes it’s getting to open for a national touring act and getting your name out to larger audience […]

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  • Fox News Pundits Claim Kendrick Lamar's BET Awards Performance "Incites Violence"

    Jul 1

    During the BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar performed his To Pimp a Butterfly track "Alright" while standing on a vandalized police car. The performance was a talking point on the latest episode of the Fox News roundtable program "The Five", Stereogum reports. In short, the pundits were not fans of Lamar's lyrics or imagery, claiming his performance "incites violence". "This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years," said Geraldo Rivera. ...

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  • Kendrick Lamar's Epically Beautiful "Alright" Video Just Dropped

    Jun 30

    Kendrick Lamar has shared his video for his To Pimp a Butterfly track "Alright". Directed by Colin Tilley and the Little Homies, the black-and-white clip features the artist performing a variety of stunts, including flying down the street and rapping from atop a traffic light and while upside down. Oh, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for clowns, boombox stacks, and classic cars. Watch below.  Watch Pitchfork.tv's feature on Kendrick:

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  • Thom Yorke, Atoms for Peace Albums Available on Apple Music

    Jul 1

    Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel In 2013, Thom Yorke and his Atoms for Peace collaborator Nigel Godrich removed Amok and The Eraser from Spotify in protest of the company's business model. This led the two men to debate back and forth with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. As Consequence of Sound points out, Yorke's albums (including his new one, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes) and Amok are available to stream on Apple Music. In a 2013 interview with Sopitas (via CoS), Yorke said: "I feel...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for 7/29 at House of Blues Foundation Room in West #Hollywood CA: http://...

    Jul 1

    Local/regional acts needed for 7/29 at House of Blues Foundation Room in West #Hollywood CA: http://ow.ly/P17AF #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Local acts needed for 7/5 at Syndicate Lounge in #Birmingham AL: http://ow.ly/P17AF #gigging #DIY #gigs4u...

    Jul 1

    Local acts needed for 7/5 at Syndicate Lounge in #Birmingham AL: http://ow.ly/P17AF #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Disclosure's "Holding On" Video Is Part One of a Dramatic, Dystopian Sci-Fi Epic

    Jun 30

    Disclosure's Caracal, the follow-up to their excellent 2013 debut Settle, is out on September 25. The Lawrence brothers recently dropped a trailer for something related to the album. Turns out it was for a short film directed by Ryan Hope, which will be broken up into four music videos. The first one is for "Holding On", Disclosure's new single featuring Gregory Porter. Shot in Mexico City, the clip tells the story of Mariela, a savior-type character in a dystopian...

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  • Local Acoustic, Indie, Rock, S/S acts needed for 8/14 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/P0T2S #gigging...

    Jun 30

    Local Acoustic, Indie, Rock, S/S acts needed for 8/14 at Fat Baby in #NYC : http://ow.ly/P0T2S #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • Acts needed for 7/19 at Seattle Club Sur in #Seattle CA: http://ow.ly/P0ra8 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Jun 30

    Acts needed for 7/19 at Seattle Club Sur in #Seattle CA: http://ow.ly/P0ra8 #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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