It looks like Kony (the warlord brought to the attention of many via the Kony 2012 campaign) is reportedly "in talks" with the Central African Republic governement to possibly surrender.
US officials expressed doubt that the new talks represented a long-awaited breakthrough. The US State Department said the LRA's top commanders had used "any and every pretext to rest, regroup and rearm, ultimately returning to kidnapping, killing, displacing and otherwise abusing civilian populations".
On December 5th, Lana Del Rey will premiere her 30-minute short film Tropico on Vevo. The three-part story, based on the biblical story of sin and redemption, begins in the Garden of Eden (starring Del Rey as Eve) and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles and will feature music from Del Rey's Born To Die: The Paradise Edition. You can watch the trailer for this absolutely necessary event on Vevo.
The service's final day of operation will be December 2nd, when Turntable promises to throw one final party. "If we also want to give Turntable Live a real shot, we need to fully focus on it," Turntable writes. So far, it's happy with the response. The streaming shows — all of which are hosted from Turntable's SoHo studio — try to recreate the live concert experience, straight down to asking fans to buy tickets ahead of time. Eleven shows have been run so far, with the last one bringing in $670 from 170 total viewers. While recreating the feel of a concert may be an exciting goal, Turntable.fm's users will likely...
Brothers Joeseph and Michael Pepe contributed production and writing to one of the standout tracks from Deniro Farrar's The Patriarch from earlier this year. Now, their new band Cairo Fire has premiered their first track titled "Bold & Beautiful," which you can stream in the replies. If you're into indie pop-rock, do not pass this up.
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We've got another female-fronted group for your ears. Today we're bringing you the U.S. premiere of a new song from Toronto pop-rock group Crystalyne. The band has made their presence known in Canada supporting some of the country's biggest acts including Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and Walk Off The Earth. Listen to "Anchor" in the replies or on the AP.net profile and let us know what you think. It's off of the band's new EP, The Remedy, which will be released next week on November 26th.
Doing a cover song is always a huge risk and when you're covering a sentimental iconic emo band like The Get Up Kids, you better make sure you do the song justice. Chicago's Farraday automatically has a unique advantage, utilizing the strong vocals of its powerful frontwoman, Aubyn. Listen to their cover of "Action & Action" in the replies which comes from A Tribute To The Get Up Kids coming out on Pacific Ridge Records.
The other night at the Las Vegas stop of Nine Inch Nails' current tour, Trent Reznor Facetime'd with and dedicated the song "In This Twilight" to ailing photojournalist Andrew Youssef. The touching video is in the replies. If you haven't heard of this great relationship, check out Consequence of Sound's profile on the two.
Matthew Stewart (Outlerloop Management) has posted a lengthy and informative blog post explaining how he got his start in the music industry. In the blog, Stewart also goes into great detail about the rise of We Came As Romans.
Friendly reminder that Jason Butler (Letlive.) and Omid Majdi, President of New Noise Group and a former member of Letlive, will be chatting on the site tomorrow, November 22, at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. If you're not familiar, New Noise Group is a non-profit looking to open a recording studio in LA that will provide free recording and music production classes for artists - check out their Kickstarter and donate. We'll also be giving out a pair of guest passes to any upcoming Letlive show - details tomorrow.