Ten former American Idol contestants are suing the show (for 25 million dollars) for the allegedly racist policies set in place by its producers.
The group claims they were unjustly kicked off the show because of their race, accusing producers of orchestrating a “cruel and inhumane” scheme to juice ratings by allegedly digging up their criminal histories after they were accepted on the show in order to embarrass them in TV segments. According to their lawyer, James H. Freeman, they were treated unfairly by the producers. Freeman also says their arrest histories were obtained illegally, and the practice was used to find dirt only on black singers. None of the contestants, Freeman says,...
From Autumn to Ashes will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of their sophomore album, The Fiction We Live, by issuing the album on vinyl for the first time ever. Only 1000 copies of the album will be pressed with 500 pressed on maroon vinyl and sold exclusively through Hot Topic. The 500 black 180gram vinyl copies can be pre-ordered through the Workhorse Music Group store.
My heart is heavy as a dawn sets towards a new sunrise. 4 years ago my band Design The Skyline formed from the passion of 7 individuals with the goal of creating a unique open-minded experience in a world bound by normalities. While the goal was ultimately reached and many loving, dedicated fans rose and stand by us, we have decided to part ways and begin a new chapter in our music careers.
"Thank you to all the fans who supported us, fought with us and will continue to do so! I have endless love and appreciation for you! I will never forget all the messages from everyone saying I saved lives, opened eyes, inspired, and helped push through the...
TMZ shot footage of Scantlin leaving the police station Wednesday night. On the way out, Scantlin defended himself, "My neighbor vandalized my house so I had to take action." He also mentioned the sledgehammer ... but was mum on the buzz saw.
Fest 12 has added more bands including Lucero, J. Robbins, Tim Kasher, Cross My Heart, Drag The River, Modern Baseball, The Moms, Half Hearted Hero and more. The full update is below and the rest of the bands (now over 350) that are playing can be seen in the replies. Fest tickets are here.
Kid Dynamite will be breaking up after a farewell European tour next year.
It was 2010 when we were first invited to play This Is Hardcore in Philly. It was our first show in nearly 5 years, since playing CBs. We’ve always gotten offers to reunite for a show or two, but nothing ever really panned out. It seemed like all of us were interested in possibly hitting the stage a few more times. Why not? Right? Over the past 3 years we’ve had the pleasure of playing some pretty exciting shows; a warm welcome in California, a magically dusty weekend in Austin, a unexpected romp in Gainesville, a beautifully nostalgic show at the Church in Philly and most recently our first trip to Europe. We...
Boston post-hardcore band Actor|Observer will release their second EP, Circular Mill, on August 2nd. You can listen to the blistering opening track, "Deliver Me From Clever Art " featuring Dylan Massucco of American Verse, in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. Pre-order the EP here.
The ninth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your enjoyment. In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Touché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm. I could talk with Jeremy all day about music and records and we almost did, as we discussed the inspiration behind the artwork of the band's upcoming new album, Is Survived By, his record label Secret Voice, and the hobby of collecting vinyl.
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We're thrilled to be premiering the first song and title track off of Dowsing's upcoming new album, I Don't Even Care Anymore. The Chicago-based emo group have matured and refined its sound on its second LP for Count Your Lucky Stars, so take two minutes out of your day today to check out the band's rad new song in the replies. If you dig it, you can pre-order the record here.
Eyes Set To Kill have announced their new album, entitled Masks. It's due out on September 17th on Century Media Records in the US, and on September 23rd in Europe. A new song called "Lost and Forgotten" can be heard in the replies.
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In a plot twist that surprises no one, I have forgotten to post the last two updates to the lineup for Fest 12 (tickets here). Before I start typing a bunch of band names, news today comes in that Fest will be announcing "two reunions, two legends, one [band] who has not played since Fest 3, and more," so we'll have an update again later today as well! Over the past couple weeks, Fest 12 has confirmed performances from ALL, Circle Takes The Square, Titus Andronicus, Fake Problems, Sundowner, United Nations, Hop Along, Adventures, Glocca Morra, Junior Battles, Mikey Erg, PJ Bond (full band) and more. The updated lineup (330+ bands) is in the replies.
Last night, Ben UFO dropped "Kool FM," a new song from Four Tet's upcoming Beautiful Rewind album, on Rinse FM. Check out the whole set here, and stream the song in the replies via YouTube. Beautiful Rewind is out "soon" via Four Tet's own Text label.
Today we're bringing you the new single from Burlington, VT's Bombardier To Pilot. "Moving" is a new song from the band's upcoming EP Brighter and fans of Transit and Misser will be sure to love this. Listen to the song in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.