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  • Haim Chat With Pharrell on Beats 1, Are Getting Their Own Show

    Aug 30

    Photo via Twitter On today's episode of Pharrell Williams' Beats 1 radio show OTHERtone, the producer welcomed Haim to the studio. During the episode, the sisters revealed that they're getting their own Beats 1 show. When asked about the show's title, they told Pharrell that they might call it "Haim Time". They also revealed that they're working on a new album. Listen here. Pharrell told a story about seeing Haim at SXSW in 2013, but then the sisters revealed that they once approached...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Lisle, IL - Maple Avenue Pub. "Maple Avenue Pub...

    Aug 30

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in Lisle, IL - Maple Avenue Pub. "Maple Avenue Pub is the Western Suburbs hub for all generations. Our neighborhood Pub is always glad to see you and your friends. We concentrate less on “gimmick” and more on quality food and drinks at a great price. From our award winning Karaoke night and Live Bands, to our indoor bags games, pool tables, and 12 TVs -- Something can be found to entertain everyone." Shows are typically held on...

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Monterey CA - Cibo Restaurant. "Cibo (pronounced...

    Aug 30

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Monterey CA - Cibo Restaurant. "Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz." Live music is held on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-8 PM. Jazz only:...

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  • The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Under Fire for Controversial Rape Comments

    Aug 30

    During an interview with The Sunday Times, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde made comments about rape that have drawn widespread criticism. She was asked about an excerpt from her new memoir where she details being forced to perform sexual acts on a member of a biker gang as a 21-year-old. She told the Times that the incident was her own fault, and then, she made comments claiming that rape can sometimes be the victim's fault. According to Jezebel, she said of her own experience, "...You can’t...

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  • Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Streams Live Stand-Up Comedy Show

    Aug 30

    Photo via the Phi Centre Earlier this month, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) did a standup comedy show called "Happy Birthday! Shut Up." at the Phi Centre in Montreal. Tonight, Bey is performing a set called "The Benny Trill Show" at Pond Dalston in London, FACT notes. Listen to a live audio stream of the performance over at NTS Radio. Watch a trailer for the event below in which he promotes a Dalston business and proclaims, "God shave the Queen!"

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  • Kanye West to Perform 808s & Heartbreaks in Full at One-Off Show

    Aug 30

    Photo by Erez Avissar Nearly seven years after its release, Kanye West will perform his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak in full at a one-off show, Consequence of Sound reports. The performance is scheduled for Friday, September 25 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Recently, West replaced Frank Ocean as the headliner at FYF Fest, where he brought out Rihanna and Travi$ Scott. This weekend, he will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs. Watch West's video for "Heartless":

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  • This Week In Music Commentary

    Aug 30

    Plenty of chatter in the music industry this week, as Lady Gaga issues a cease and desist over breast milk ice cream, Louisa Wendorff talk T-Swift and Twitter, and Straight Outta Compton continues its reign of success. Lady Gaga Sends Cease And Desist To Breast Milk Ice Cream Maker Experiencing The Ryan Adams Bump: From Almost 0 To 685,000 Miles Per Hour Louisa Wendorff Interview On Taylor Swift And The Power Of A Tweet Weekend Box Office: Straight Outta Compton Is #1...

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  • TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

    Aug 30

    Some of the most popular items on Hypebot this week included a look at several labels working to fix the music industry, an examination of the actual problem with streaming, and the power of the Ryan Adams bump, plus much more. 9 Labels Working To Fix A Broken Music Industry The Future Of Music: A Manifesto For Executives, Creatives And Artists The Real Problem With Music Streaming Google Launches A Dedicated Hangouts Site Experiencing The Ryan Adams Bump: From Almost 0...

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  • Tidal Blame Apple for Blocking Drake’s Performance From Lil Wayne Festival Stream

    Aug 29

    Photo by Pooneh Ghana Drake made a surprise appearance to close out Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana Festival last night at New Orleans' Champions Square. The whole thing streamed via Tidal, but it cut out when Drake took the stage. The streaming service reported that their competitor, Apple, blocked Drake's performance from being streamed on Tidal. Update (8/29, 3:15 p.m.): Despite Tidal's tweets (below) claiming that Apple was responsible for pulling Drake's performance from the stream, Drake's...

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  • Flying Lotus Chats With Jaden Smith on Beats 1

    Aug 29

    Photo via Beats 1 Jaden Smith has a show on Apple Music's Beats 1 called "MSFTS Frequency", and on today's show, he sat down for a conversation with Flying Lotus. They discussed the origins of You're Dead!'s concept, the video for "Never Catch Me", and working with Kendrick Lamar. They also talk about potentially collaborating with each other. Listen here around the 45:30 mark. Read our interview with Flying Lotus, and watch his episode of "Over/Under":

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