Our philanthropist of concert tickets is giving away the biggest tickets of all to us. Jay Z at Nassau Collisseum on 1/19 and The Prudential Center on 1/22. How do you win? In the replies, tell us what you would do if you could be Jay Z for a day. Also remember to include your name and email in the post. There are also a few other concerts he's giving away tickets to as well, so let us know if you would want to be entered for a chance to win a pair as well!
Fun.are launching a campaign to raise $250,000 to fund a community health center primarily for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The campaign will be run by The Ally Coalition, an organization co-founded by the band and guitarist Jack Antonoff's sister Rachel.
Scroll down to see this week's Free Music Friday. This week's featured free download is from New Leverage. Their new EP Basement Ghosts carries the spite of early Brand New with the melodrama of Circa Survive and sounds like it could well have been plucked from the good bit of the early-'00s.
Hopeless Records has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the construction of Sub City Studios, calling the studio "an encouraging environment for teens who are passionate about music, [that] will be available to them after school and on breaks." Watch the informational video in the replies and donate here to enjoy some awesome perks.
Independent record label, Hopeless Records, has announced a crowdfunding campaign for Sub City Studios. Sub City Studios will provide an encouraging environment for teens who are passionate about music, and will be available to them after school and on breaks. The studio will offer youth a safe place away from gangs, drugs and violence, and will help...
Chuck Inglish will release his solo debut album, Convertibles on April 8th via Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun. You can stream his new track called "Legs" featuring Chromeo in the replies.
01) Elevators (Feat. Buddy & Polyvester The Saint)
02) Swervin (Feat. Sir Michael Rocks & Polyvester The Saint)
03) Legs (Feat. Chromeo)
04) Came Thru/Easily (Feat. Mac Miller & Ab-Soul)
05) Attitude (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
06) Mas O Menos
07) Money Clip (Feat. Vic Mensa, Retch, Hassani Kwess, Sulaiman)
08) Prism (Feat. Jade)
09) Game Time (Feat. Action Bronson)
10) Hurt You Back (Feat. Benny Cassette & Sabi)
12) Glam (Feat. Chance the Rapper)
Ages and Ages have released a new music video for their track "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" which you can watch in the replies. The band's new album, Divisionary will be released on March 25th via Partisan Records.
Cut Teeth (Red Knife Lottery, Monday’s Hero, The Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather) will begin recording their new album this weekend. It's set to be released early spring/late summer via Topshelf Records.
Even though we've posted about Aaron Marsh's (Copeland) studio The Vanguard Room multiple times, we thought we'd let you know that they have a brand new website. There's some neat live session videos on the site and Aaron's always looking for new bands/artists to produce so give it a look.
Rdio has decided to make their streaming service on the web -- free.
If you love something, set it free. Well, we couldn't agree more. So starting today Rdio is free in the U.S. on the web. That means you can listen to 20 million songs plus all the albums, playlists, and stations you love anywhere there’s a computer. Absolutely free. Our ad-free option, Rdio Unlimited, will still be available for $9.99 a month for mobile and web access. If you’re already an Rdio Unlimited subscriber, your listening experience will stay exactly the same.
The routing of the Vans Warped Tour schedule for this summer has changed due to scheduling conflicts. The Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, TX dates of the tour are now at the beginning from June 13th-15th, and the Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO dates are now on August 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Check the replies for all the dates.
Hit the replies to watch some behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the making of You Blew It!'s excellent new album Keep Doing What You're Doing, out now via Topshelf. The video also features Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It., who produced the record, and comes courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Finally, keep your eyes open for Drew's review of the record going up tomorrow!
Seahaven has announced that Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only will be released on March 25 via Run For Cover. The album was engineered and mixed by Ben Brodin (Bight Eyes, Pete Yorn), and produced by Seahaven's Kyle Soto at Mike Mogis' ARC recording studio in Omaha, NE. The "Silhouette (Latin Skin)" 7-inch is still available for preorder and it drops next week.
Anberlin has uploaded a video to YouTube – check it out in the replies – where they announce that 2014 will see the band release its final album (via Tooth and Nail) and embark on its final world tour.
In 2014 we're going to release our final record and tour the world one more time. We don't want to fade out. We want to end with hugs and celebrate the life that was Anberlin and not be bummed about us ending.
Brighton's Signals have something pretty swell going on musically, falling somewhere between Deas Vail, Mae, and Search The City. The band's debut album is releasing on January 21, but we've got "Trumpets" today - go enjoy that in the replies and pre-order their record via BandCamp.
Pleased to premiere "Life Moves", a brand new song from Cardiff, UK's Goodtime Boys, who are signed to Bridge 9, and will release Things I Still Don't Understand on February 25th. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis, Defeater, and Balance & Composure. Head the to the replies to check it out, and if you like what you heard, you can pre-order the record here.
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
Today, we're finally reaching the artist whose song gave our feature its name: Mr. Bob Dylan. How it took us 11 volumes to get...