The Summer Set is in the running for Macy's "Rising Star" contest. You can vote for the band here (25 times per e-mail address). If they win the band will get to play the iHeartRadio festival this fall, receive an ad campaign with Macy's, and get added into rotation on Clear Channel stations. The contest ends tonight at 9 PM PST and fans can also enter to win a trip to the iHeartRadio Festival when they vote each time.
In a move that's been heavily speculated on for some time but never made official, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyershas been announced as the new host of 'Late Night,' and will take over the reins from Fallon when he goes on to host The Tonight Show starting early next year.
Vampire Weekend were on Saturday Night Live last night, performing "Diane Young," which you can watch here and "Unbelievers," which you can watch here. Their fantastic new record Modern Vampires of the City hits stores this Tuesday, and don't forget to check out my review of the album.
Captain, We're Sinking will be releasing its new record, The Future Is Cancelled, on May 14th via Run For Cover. We are really excited to be premiering the entire LP for you today. If you miss the sweet jams of Tigers Jaw or love singing your lungs out to The Menzingers, then you'll love this. Check out the album either in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order the record here.
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Our friends in Dikembe have announced a good amount of tour dates for this summer, which you can exclusively see in the replies. Also the band was recently added to The Fest in October, just released a split 7" with Pet Symmetry and is currently recording LP2 for fall release on Tiny Engines.
Nashville, TN's Darling Parade have been featured on Showtime, ABC Family, The CW, Syfy, MTVU and more, so we thought we'd get in on the action. Head to the replies to watch the female-fronted pop/rock group's new lyric video for "Ghost." The track appears on their latest album, Battle Scars and Broken Hearts. Recommended for fans of Hey Monday, VersaEmerge and Paramore.
Our friends in The Venetia Fair released an incredible record called Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain earlier this year and today we're exclusively premiering the wacky and hilarious hybrid lyric/music video for "Pride Alone Won't Put This Fire Out." You can view it in the replies.
After nearly two months of testing the waters with the weekly round-ups and occasional news post, we here at AP.net (but mostly me) are finally ready to delve into the world of frequent and consistent comedy content. To kick it off, we're premiering a track off of comedian/podcaster Pete Holmes' new album Nice Try, The Devil.
In an age of comedy rife with pessimism and bitterness, Holmes' unflinching optimism is a refreshing and hilarious change of pace, and the short, self-examining track "White Wine / Youth Pastor" perfectly exemplifies his state of mind. You can stream it in the replies, and keep a look out for Nice Try, The Devil, premiering on Comedy Central this Sunday, May...
Pennsylvania Deathbed Fest has announced its initial wave of bands. Notable acts include Impending Doom, Within The Ruins, and Texas In July. It will be held at Maingate in Allentown, PA. A list of bands can be seen in the replies along with a ticket link.
The official cause of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death has been ruled as alcohol-related cirrhosis.
We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis. While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent Necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life. Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving – he was excited and looking forward to working on a...