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  • Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Criticizes Apple

    Jun 17

    Apple recently entered the streaming music fray with their announcement of Apple Music. As Stereogum points out, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is not a fan. In addition to retweeting a FACT article titled "Indie labels advised against signing with Apple Music amid fears of revenue 'black hole'," he cited iTunes as the reason why he's listening to less music lately. He wrote: don't need to read this. its true. the company that made me believe in companies, and not joking: PEOPLE is no more...

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  • Foo Fighters Cancel European Dates, Including Glastonbury, Due to Dave Grohl Leg Injury

    Jun 16

    Last week, Dave Grohl injured his leg after falling off stage at a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. While he continued performing after receiving treatment, it was revealed afterwards that he'd suffered "at least one fracture." Now, Foo Fighters have canceled the remainder of their European tour dates owing to his injury, including their Glastonbury headlining set. Check out the amended schedule below. In a press release, a publicist said that Grohl underwent surgery on Monday, but...

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  • Foals Share New Song "What Went Down" and Video

    Jun 16

    Photo by Nabil Elderkin Foals recently announced their new album What Went Down, the follow-up to 2013's Holy Fire. Today on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, the band premiered the title track off the new record, which is out August 28 via Warner Music. Listen below. UPDATE: They've also released the menacing, suspenseful video, directed by Niall O’Brien. Watch it below. Read our 2013 interview with Foals.  Watch a trailer for the album:

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  • Why bands should play two (or more) shows in the same town in the same week, and how venues can benefit from it

    Jun 16

    [This article was written by Cristof Ensslin, cellist and manager of The Wilhelm Brothers, a cello-infused folk rock band from Asheville NC.] Are you doing the booking for an indie band? Have you ever come across a venue that didn’t want you to book another show within a certain radius and time span? Chances are, […] The post Why bands should play two (or more) shows in the same town in the same week, and how venues can benefit from it appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • Lana Del Rey Previews "Honeymoon"

    Jun 16

    Photo by Erez Avissar Lana Del Rey revealed earlier this year that she was at work on a new album called Honeymoon; she also said it would be out in September. Now, she's shared a snippet of the title track through a new Instagram account, along with the lyrics, as Buzzfeed points out. Check them out below.  A video posted by Honeymoon (@honeymoon) onJun 16, 2015 at 12:28pm PDT A photo posted by Lana Del Rey (@lanadelrey) onJun 16, 2015 at 12:32pm PDT

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  • The Bundle Deal: The Miracle of Spotify’s Paid Subscription Numbers

    Jun 16

    We all knew it was coming.  Of course Spotify was going to answer back the big ballyhoo of Apple Music’s underwhelming unveiling.                                                                                 By digital music veteran Jon Maples from his blog  It came today as Spotify announced 1) that it now had 20 million premium users 2) that it was paying more than ever for content ($300 million in the first three months of 2015!) and once again, tried to clear up the misconception...

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  • The Pitchfork Review Issue Six Available Now, Featuring Antony, Young Thug, DJ Rashad, and More

    Jun 16

    Pitchfork is happy to present the sixth issue of The Pitchfork Review, our perfect-bound quarterly music publication. It's on sale now at the publication's website and at select retailers. The Pitchfork Review combines new long-form stories, photography, illustrations, and more with selected recent pieces from Pitchfork—all packaged in a beautifully designed, collectible publication. This 128-page issue of The Pitchfork Review features: Two collectible covers (see above and below) Interviews...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #NYC - Nighthawks. "New York is a city where...

    Jun 16

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #NYC - Nighthawks. "New York is a city where different cultures meet at every intersection. Here at Nighthawks, we're right in the intersection of the timeless New York eatery and a selection of some of the Best Mediterranean food on the island." Live Jazz every Sunday (noon - 3 PM) during brunch and on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 8 PM - 10:30 PM. Wednesdays are reserved for regular Turkish music. Jazz only:...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Columbia SC - The British Bulldog Pub. "An English...

    Jun 16

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Columbia SC - The British Bulldog Pub. "An English Pub with an international flavor in food, sport and sound." Live music is held Thursday - Sunday nights as well as every other Tuesday (a regular Bluegrass band). All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/Opc6k The British Bulldog Pub

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  • Foals Share "What Went Down"

    Jun 16

    Photo by Nabil Elderkin Foals recently announced their new album What Went Down, the follow-up to 2013's Holy Fire. Today on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, the band premiered the title track off the new record, which is out August 28 via Warner Music. Listen below. Read our 2013 interview with Foals.  Watch a trailer for the album:

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