One of the biggest issues in music is the assumption that people care about music. We assume that music is important to everyone universally. It is the backbone of a civilized society. It has existed since people banged stones together. The fact is, music is wall paper for most people. It is a thing in the background, but not the one thing they are passionate about. They like “that song” but other than a few “that songs” through the course of the year, they don’t really care all that much. Five records a year, that’s about it.
Graham Spencer, writing for MacStories, on the rumor that Apple may ditch the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7.
It's too early to tell whether Apple really will get rid of the 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7 next year, but I think the real question is when will they get rid of it, not if they get rid of it. In my eyes, it's either going to happen in 2016 with the iPhone 7 or 2018 with the iPhone 8. I will be amazed, probably dumbfounded, if we get to 2020 and our phones still have the same 3.5mm audio jack. Although Macotakara implied that the reason for removing the audio jack is to make the iPhone thinner, I think the more likely reason is a combination of making it thinner, but...
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Kevin Devine has announced his 5th installment in the Devinyl Splits with Owen which will be released on December 18th via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders will go live on Thursday at 2pm EST on Bad Timing's webstore.
It's December 1st -- which means the damn year went by really fast again. It also means it's holiday theme time again for the website. If it doesn't automatically change for you the option can be found at the bottom of your options page. Note: This only changes the desktop version of the site, not the mobile one. Also, if you like talking about Christmas music from bands of this ilk -- check out this thread.
The creators of services make money – Google, YouTube. A huge amount of money, by trawling, like in the sea – they take everything there is. ‘Oh, sorry, was that yours? Now it’s ours. No, no, we’re joking – it’s still yours’. They’ve seized control of it – it’s like what the Nazis did during the second world war. Actually, it’s like what everyone was doing during the war, even the English – stealing the art of other countries. What difference is there?
Back in high school I was in a band called Beneath Oceans with my buddies Michael Porter and Keelan O'Hara. This last summer we reconnected to see if the old songs were still any good. They weren't, so we started writing new ones. Our friend Jeremy Buller joined us and we retitled the project Young In The City.
Today, we released our debut EP on Bandcamp. Pick it up today, pay what you want. We're just excited to share these new jams.
Jump to the replies to watch James Dean Wells (The Gay Blades) perform a new song called "Walk You Home." The video is a part of the Bedstockfest series started by MyMusicRx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association. You can find out more details on their site and you can check out the plethora of other artists' videos on their Youtube page.
It's been four years since Holly Ann released her debut album, Ravens, which was produced by Aaron Marsh (Copeland) but she's finally back. Holly will release her second album, Light & Bloom, on December 15th via Deeper Well Records. Jump to the replies to stream the first offering from the record called "Carry You."
Glassjaw have released a new song called "NewWhiteExtremity" which you can find in the replies. The track is from the band's upcoming album which will be announced in the near future. "NewWhiteExtremity" is the first song from the band since their 2011 EP, Coloring Book.
The Ghost Inside have posted a new statement detailing their conditions after their horrific crash just a mere 10 days ago. All of us here at AP.net send our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in the crash, their family and friends.
Hi friends. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Through the grace of our incredible host hotels and the community here in El Paso we were able to enjoy a great meal and have a couple hours of much needed relief away from the hospital. Our families that are here aren't used to being 'on the road' and although the circumstances couldn't be less ideal, this holiday will always be a special one for us, a genuine day of giving thanks for the gift of...
Adele's album 25 has now crossed the 4 million mark of pure album sales. There are still four days left in sales tracking this week. She could be on track to reach another million in sales during the album's second week.
During the fall finale of Gotham tonight, Warner Brothers released a new teaser for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hit the replies to check it out. The full trailer will be released on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Wednesday, December 2nd.
Prior to the holidays, the fat American kind at least, I caught a sweet gig featuring The Smith Street Band and The Front Bottoms thanks to SideOneDummy. When this tour was announced, I couldn't wait to go. Everyone loves The Front Bottoms, especially the kewl Tumblr teens, but I was extra excited to catch The Smith Street Band in this particular hemisphere on their long journey from home, Melbourne.
The show did not disappoint. Catch a few shots as well as a gallery link after the jump.
If I Die Young is an organization promoting awareness of mental illness, addiction, and suicide, they are having a benefit show called "Let's Move Cities" on Sunday, December 13th at the Fox Lounge VFW in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Check out more details on the event page here.
Every Time I Die are performing an intimate show at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg, VA on December 17th and we're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. Leave a post in the replies to be entered to win!