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  • Courtney Barnett Plays a Pop-Up Show in "Nobody Cares if You Don't Go to the Party" Video

    Aug 20

    Courtney Barnett has shared a video for her Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit single "Nobody Cares if You Don't Go to the Party". You can check it out below. The video is taken from footage of Barnett playing a pop-up show in London's Camden neighborhood, which happened on August 17.  Leading up to the video, billboards and signs with the song's name were posted in cities around the world, and a teaser clip was posted, featuring Barnett being rudely awakened by an alarm clock...

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  • Tame Impala Threatened With Lawsuit Over "Eventually"

    Aug 20

    Photo by Pooneh Ghana Tame Impala's Kevin Parker has been threatened with a lawsuit by Samm Culley, a member of the '70s funk group Skull Snaps. Culley alleges that Parker sampled the band's "It's a New Day" on Currents track "Eventually", and said a musicologist had corroborated the charges. Parker, in turn, posted an e-mail from Cullen containing the charges on his Instagram, along with a short statement denying the allegations. "WOW unexpected compliment!" he wrote. "The creator of the...

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  • The Weeknd Announces "The Madness" Fall Tour

    Aug 20

    The Weeknd has announced "The Madness" fall tour in support of his upcoming album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The tour kicks off in November and stretches through the end of the year. You can check the dates below. Beauty Behind the Madness is out August 28. It features the previously shared "Can't Feel My Face","Often", "Earned It", and "The Hills".  The Weeknd: 11-03 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre 11-06 Chicago, IL - United Center 11-07 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills 11-11...

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #NYC - Bar Urbo. "Speakeasy meets industrial ...

    Aug 20

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #NYC - Bar Urbo. "Speakeasy meets industrial chic, that’s the vibe that permeates Bar URBO, with its long continuous bar, theatrical lighting, and a 1920’s radio collection. There are classic cocktails, URBO house cocktails and a finger food menu and no utensils required. And what happens in Bar URBO, stays in Bar URBO thanks to plenty of acoustically insulating glass." Live Jazz every Wednesday night starting at 7 PM. Mondays are...

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  • Local/regional acts needed for #NYC dates on 9/11 & 9/13: http://ow.ly/R9YxT #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

    Aug 20

    Local/regional acts needed for #NYC dates on 9/11 & 9/13: http://ow.ly/R9YxT #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • SFXE Shares Tumble To 88¢, NYSE Delisting and Bankruptcy Loom

    Aug 20

    SFXE shares fell another 15% on Thursday morning, trading at just $.88 midday.  Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, SFXE  stock can be removed from trading if its price closes below $1.00 for 30 consecutive trading days. Meanwhile, on Thursday, Wall Street watchers Seeking Alpha said that SFX was running out of cash and likely headed to bankruptcy. SFXE stock began its latest dramatic decline  last Friday, after CEO Robert Sillerman missed a deadline to finance a stock...

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  • Kamasi Washington Announces The Epic Vinyl Release

    Aug 20

    Photo by Mike Park Kamasi Washington has announced a vinyl release of The Epic, his excellent 2015 LP. The 3xLP will be out October 2 via Brainfeeder. It features custom artwork, poster inserts, and a story adaptation by Kenturah Davis. Below, you can check out what it'll look like. Read our interview with Washington. Listen to "Re Run Home":

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  • Laibach Perform Landmark Concert in North Korea

    Aug 20

    The Slovenian industrial group Laibach have become what appears to be the first Western pop group to perform live in North Korea. Last night, the collective performed at the Ponghwa Art Theatre in Pyongyang. According to various reports, their set featured songs by the Beatles ("Across the Universe") and Europe ("The Final Countdown"), plus music from The Sound of Music, a traditional Korean folk song, and more. Below, you can watch footage of the show via The Guardian and The New York...

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  • Boots Announces Debut Album AQUΛRIA, Shares Title Track Featuring Angel Deradoorian

    Aug 20

    Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel Boots, the producer involved with records such as FKA twigs' M3LL15X and Beyoncé's self-titled album, has announced his debut record. It's called AQUΛRIA, and it'll be released November 13 via Columbia. He's also shared the title track, which features Angel Deradoorian. Check that out below. AQUΛRIA follows last year's WinterSpringSummerFall mixtape. It was co-produced by El-P and Carla Azar. Boots will also go on tour in support of Run the Jewels; check out his...

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  • Dave Goldberg's Memo: A Radical Re-envisioning Of The Music Industry

    Aug 20

    A document leaked in Sony's inadvertent data dump last year shared former label and tech executive Dave Goldberg's vision for a radical re-envisioning of the music industry.  _________________________________________   Dave Goldberg (C. Michel/Creative Commons) Dave Goldberg, who died last year, was a former Capitol Records label exec who later went on to help found Launch Media, which was eventually sold to Yahoo! Goldberg was never shy about sharing his views for the future of the...

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