As recent research has revealed, rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence of a defendant's criminal behavior in hundreds of cases nationwide, frequently leading to convictions that are based on prosecutors' blatant mischaracterizations of the genre. Ignoring many of the elements that signal rap as form of artistic expression, such as rappers' use of stage names or their frequent use of metaphor and hyperbole, prosecutors will present rap as literal autobiography. In effect, they ask jurors to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, to secure guilty verdicts.
For me, seeing bands not only being great but also humble and acceptable – that's something that's always been built into the ethic and aesthetic of this city. It doesn't matter how famous you get outside of Seattle; you can't come back and act like an asshole "rock star." If you move to New York or Los Angeles or maybe Nashville, you could go out and be like, "That's a super famous rock star. That's just how he acts." But Seattle doesn't play that shit.
Sony saw a pretty big breach this weekend which lead to a variety of their films (some still in theatres, some not out yet) being leaked. One of the notable films is the To Write Love On Her Arms movie.
“Fury” has been downloaded by over 888,000 unique IP addresses since showing up on peer-to-peer networks on Nov. 27, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. That’s high enough to be the second most-downloaded movie currently being pirated, and it’s not out of movie theaters yet. Another big Sony movie, “Annie,” is also being pirated, this one three weeks ahead of its own wide release. Other Sony movies being downloaded include “Mr. Turner,” “Still Alice” and “To Write Love on Her...
December 1st -- the holiday season is upon us! Time to break out the holiday theme. If it doesn't change automatically, or you are all bah humbug and don't like fun ... you can change the default theme in your options
Like Christmas music? The General Forum has posted their annual "Christmas Song List" thread for compiling and talking about all the relevant Christmas tunes that are out there. Great place to start when you're making your holiday playlists.
You Blew It! will release their new EP, Pioneer of Nothing, on January 27th via Jade Tree Records. The band has also announced new tour dates for 2015 with Tiny Moving Parts and Rozwell Kid which you can find in the replies.
The Amsterdam Red-Light District released their sophomore full-length Gone For A While last week via Red-Light Records, and today we're premiering a new music video from that album, "A Chance To Change". Head to the replies to check it out, and if you liked what you heard, you can pick up the album here.
Dr. Dog will release a new live album entitled, Live at a Flamingo Hotel, on January 13th via Anti Records.
01) These Days - 3:09
02) That Old Black Hole - 3:56
03) Heart It Races - 4:12
04) How Long Must I Wait - 3:44
05) The Beach - 5:15
06) The Truth - 4:57
07) Too Weak To Ramble - 5:32
08) Say Ahhh - 4:47
09) Jackie Wants A Black Eye - 4:47
10) Stranger - 4:10
11) Heavy Light - 5:28
12) Worst Trip - 3:34
13) Ain't It Strange - 4:35
14) Shame, Shame - 5:49
15) County Line - 3:50
16) Shadow People - 4:55
17) Broken Heart - 4:06
18) The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer - 4:40
19) Lonesome - 4:35
Mat Kearney will release his new album, Just Kids, on February 24th via Republic Records. He's also announced new tour dates starting in March in support of the new album, which you can find after the jump.
Punk rock superstar, Chris Farren (Fake Problems & Antarctigo Vespucci) will release his new Christmas album appropriately titled, Like A Gift From God Or Whatever tomorrow. For every purchase this December, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). You can stream the first track called "I'm Not Ready For Christmas" on Bandcamp and read Chris' interview over on Noisey.
Hey Guys, There’s no point in dancing around the subject, so we’ll cut right to the chase. We regret to announce that Wolves will be the final release by The Blackout. Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion we are unable to sustain this band anymore, and we feel the time is right to bring it to a close. This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a band, and although we do it with heavy hearts, we also do with our heads held high. We are all extremely proud of Wolves, and are eternallygrateful to each and every one of you who helped it get made. We said that it would not exist without your support, and we honestly mean...
While I spend as little time as possible in Dallas (I lived there 18 years, it was enough), I venture back to see my family for the holidays and this Thanksgiving break I was lucky enough to not only see my myriad of family members, but to also catch a show at fabled venue, The Door. My first club show ever was at The Door in 2003 so even though the locations have changed, the nostalgia still hits hard.
Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are on out a killer tour with support from the UK's Architects, Hundredth, and Backtrack. The Door is a great venue for a lot of reasons, but for a show like this, the best reason is NO BARRIER. I forgot about this detail when I was packing up my...
I'm excited to share yellowbirddd's CENTINELA with you all. It's a really special album that will fit perfectly in your winter listening rotation. It'll be released tomorrow and can currently be pre-ordered digitally and on vinyl through Bandcamp. The indie/folk singer-songwriter is recommended for fans of Bright Eyes, Kevin Devine and Elliott Smith.
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Copeland has a few hundred left over copies of Ixora from the original pre-orders. If you missed it the first time around, here's your chance. On the fence? Check out my review and hopefully that will sway you.
Today only, you can grab a free download of a new yellowbirddd song titled "Diamond in the Desert" at Broke & Awesome. If you like what you hear and pre-order his new album, CENTINELA, you'll get a free CD of his previous album, Missing.