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Former Play for Keeps bassist Cash Colligan has started a Kickstarter to bring his friend, former The Cab drummer Alex Johnson, to Las Vegas so he can play drums in a new band. They're looking for $1,000, and according to the project description, "It would make ZERO sense to not have Alex Johnson become a part of this project that WILL CHANGE MUSIC. He knows nothing about this project, though I'm sure when we go live it will be hard to keep the secret." For pledging $100, you can get a whopping email and three tweets from Alex. We've had plenty of Kickstarter debates on this website - where do you think this falls in the spectrum of Kickstarter's niche and usefulness in the music industry?
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/12 - 02:52 PM
Jay Z has revealed the preliminary line up for his Made In America festival. Pearl Jam will join the artist as headliners of the event alongside other acts such as D'Angelo, Rick Ross, Miike Snow, Passion Pit and Janelle Monae. The full line up and details so far can be found here.
Kyle Huntington on 05/22/12 - 08:04 AM
Wind-up Records is looking to hire a web designer/programmer at their New York offices. Details can be found here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/18/12 - 07:08 AM
Seems like the jam sessions always happen at night - let's listen while the sun's still up. Come over to the AbsolutePunk Turntable room for good times and good tunes.

EDIT: Thanks for coming by people!
Jack Appleby on 05/15/12 - 03:46 PM
Still Rings True has posted a new song called "All The Same." You can download it and another new song called "The Broken" here.
Christian Wagner on 05/15/12 - 05:43 AM
Check the replies for last week's Technology Round-Up. If you're interested in a more consistently updated tech (and politics and other shit) round-up, check out my blog (RSS, Twitter). I updated it often with stories I think are worthy.
Jason Tate on 05/14/12 - 11:17 AM
School's out, so stay up late and come DJ over in Turntable. See you there!

EDIT: Big crowd tonight! Thanks for stopping by people - until next time!
Jack Appleby on 05/13/12 - 09:16 PM
Lights and Beau Bokan (blessthefall) are now married. Congratulations to them both!
Thomas Nassiff on 05/13/12 - 05:34 PM
Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so it's time to think of a great gift...if you haven't already thought of one already. Music is always a great gift, and since we're a music website, we're asking if you're giving your mother some music for Mother's Day, what it is, and why did you choose it?
Jake Denning on 05/12/12 - 11:36 AM
It looks like a Freddie Mercury hologram will take the stage with Queen when the band performs next Monday for a special show commemorating the 10th anniversary of the hit jukebox musical We Will Rock You.
From the Article"It's a little unfortunate they did that thing with Tupac as we've been trying to make Freddie appear on the stage for quite a while," guitarist Brian May told the BBC, adding that Mercury's hologram will not employ the same technology used by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to bring the late rapper to life at Coachella last month.

May wouldn't elaborate, but called the "effect" being used "an optical illusion of sorts."
Thomas Nassiff on 05/12/12 - 11:22 AM
Pre-orders for Apart's new album, Gray Light, can be found here. You can still stream the title track on the band's AP.net profile here.
Adam Pfleider on 05/10/12 - 02:20 PM
Björk has had to cancel her headline slots at this year's Primavera festivals due to issues with her throat.
Kyle Huntington on 05/09/12 - 11:46 AM
Heart to Heart have a Kickstarter page to fund the recording and production costs of their full length debut. They are very close to their goal, so if you like what you hear please help them out.
Dre Okorley on 05/08/12 - 01:25 PM
Trendsetter Media and Marketing, a music video production and marketing company based in Freehold, NJ, is looking for interns. Details can be found in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/08/12 - 07:45 AM
I Call Fives, along with Live Shot Charity, have launched the sale of a new shirt from the band in which proceeds will benefit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation.
Christian Wagner on 05/07/12 - 07:03 PM
Gallows are recording the drum tracks for their new album.
Dre Okorley on 05/03/12 - 01:39 PM
Travis Clark of We The Kings has posted his "Albums That Changed My Life," and Cassadee Pope's second studio blog is now up.
Jason Tate on 05/01/12 - 01:42 PM
The late and legendary John Peel's record collection has started to be released online today via a project called "The Space". The first 100 of 2,600 albums have been released in alphabetical order today and include a streaming link plus notes from Peel's personal records.
About "The Space"The names of 2,600 albums of the broadcaster's cherished record collection are being released as part of a project called 'The Space', run by The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket, which aims to recreate Peel's home studio and library online.

Peel, who died in 2004, had a collection of about 25,000 vinyl albums. Every week, the museum will expand its virtual museum by adding the names of another 100...
Kyle Huntington on 05/01/12 - 07:49 AM
Last Call address the problems with their now former label Mightier Than Sword.
From the ArticleWe don’t want to speculate, but I don’t think RJ has much left to stand on as far as MTS goes. And seeing as how there were only a few acts on MTS that were actually touring, us being probably the number one act on there, I don’t think there’s much left for Mightier Than Sword. I don’t think it will keep going. Hopefully everybody gets their money’s worth and gets their records and RJ can get his stuff straight. In the end, even with the difficulty that we’ve come under, he’s still somebody that was a big part of our career for these last 2 years and he got us into some places where we...
Jason Tate on 04/30/12 - 09:13 AM
Since En Serenade broke up, the band is giving away their discography for free.
Christian Wagner on 04/29/12 - 02:17 PM
The Maddigans has launched a fundraiser to support the band's upcoming EP.
Christian Wagner on 04/29/12 - 01:33 PM
A new website called Topshelf vs. No Sleep has popped up with a countdown timer. Any thoughts on what this could be?

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Dre Okorley on 04/26/12 - 08:49 PM
Damon Albarn recently set the record straight on a previous article that claimed he said there would be no more Blur or Gorillaz.
From The Interview"No. That comes from an article which was an interesting take on a very long conversation. I don’t know how we’ll feel when we play Hyde Park. [As for Gorillaz] When Jamie Hewlett and I have worked out our differences, I’m sure we’ll make another record. We’ve been through too much together for it to be that big of a mountain to climb. We’ve just fallen out like mates do sometimes. I’m not the only person to fall out with mates and then make up again – everyone does it."
Kyle Huntington on 04/25/12 - 05:08 AM
PropertyofZack has a bunch of cool shit today, here's a re-cap: Track-By-Track with For The Foxes (Hopeless Records) for their debut EP, a road blog update with The Maine, a video premiere for Carridale, and a stream from the band 1985.
Jason Tate on 04/24/12 - 02:22 PM
Those Mockingbirds have released a new track before heading into the studio to make a new record. The song is called "The Difference Between Love + Addiction" and can be downloaded for free here.
Christian Wagner on 04/24/12 - 08:20 AM
A listening party of the new You Blew It! record will be starting on Turntable.fm basically right now. Come in and talk about the songs!
Thomas Nassiff on 04/23/12 - 06:58 PM
Spotify for Android is getting a complete overhaul, and a preview version is now available via their website. You can read my thoughts on the new version here.
Jack Appleby on 04/23/12 - 09:56 AM
Congratulations to Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and actress, Carey Mulligan, who got married in Somerset, England yesterday.
Kyle Huntington on 04/22/12 - 06:13 AM
Daughter has signed to 4AD. Hit the replies to check out their forthcoming European tour dates and check out the track "Youth".
Kyle Huntington on 04/22/12 - 06:04 AM
David Liebe Hart (from Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) wrote up a track-by-track review from the new Joyce Manor album for AlterThePress.
Jason Tate on 04/18/12 - 07:19 PM
Ryan Russell (Nervous Energies) has made an offer to military families in Birmingham, Ala., or willing to travel there, to do a free photoshoot. The idea comes from Michelle Obama's "Joining Forces" organization. A snippet of the details can be read below and more info can be found here.
From the BlogSo… Any active military family with a member currently deployed or recently returned, I would like to offer myself to shoot a family photograph for you. It may be you/your partner, your kids, you and your kids, whatever. It’s 100% free, the only string attached is you must live in or travel to Birmingham to do the photographs.... All you have to do is email me at ryan@ryanrussell.net and...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/18/12 - 09:20 AM
Breton will release their new double a-side single "Jostle/Foam" on June 4th via FatCat. Listen to "Jostle" form the band's debut album, Other People's Problems, in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 04/18/12 - 07:21 AM
P.O.D. will release their 8th full length album, Murdered Love, on June 19th on Razor & Tie. You can purchase the first single from the album, "Lost In Forever (Scream)" on iTunes.
Jake Denning on 04/16/12 - 11:10 PM
Last week's technology round-up can be found in the replies. I've also started updating my blog with cool tech (and political) shit I read throughout the day on a much more consistent basis.
Jason Tate on 04/16/12 - 11:06 AM
The Cribs have update their official website and featured their North American tour diary. Go check it out now and remember that their new album In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull is released on May 7th.
Kyle Huntington on 04/12/12 - 11:18 AM
Angels and Kings will be closing its New York City venue. Locations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Barecelona remain open.
Jason Tate on 04/12/12 - 10:21 AM
Jordan of The Ready Set is the latest in the "albums that changed my life" series.
Jason Tate on 04/10/12 - 02:36 PM
We've got this week's technology round-up in the replies. Lots of cool shit this week ... including those glasses from Google that I hope do not become the new bluetooth headsets.
Jason Tate on 04/06/12 - 05:20 PM
Stunt Company PR are looking for interns! Want to be part of the team that sends me a million emails a month? Hahah, just messing, they're great people over there, and they're looking for interns for this summer. There's a bunch of details about the position below.
Internship DetailsDescription: Interns have the unique opportunity to learn about the music industry and more specifically, the world of music publicity – a distinctive and constantly changing field. Among the many things an intern will learn about include creating press releases, media alerts, press kits, advance media mailings, creative media campaigns specific to tours and album releases, managing guest lists, and of...
Jason Tate on 04/06/12 - 04:16 PM
Invisible Children have launched the second video as part of their Kony2012 campaign.
From the BlogThe goal of KONY 2012 was to make Joseph Kony famous to inspire the world to contribute to the international effort to stop his atrocities. And in just one month, over 100 million people have seen the film thanks to the support of you and so many others. It has been incredible to see global attention put on Joseph Kony, but fame is only the first step. We need to turn this awareness into informed action. That’s why we made KONY 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous. It gives a closer look at the LRA, the international effort to stop them, the progress the campaign has made, and Cover the Night...
Jason Tate on 04/05/12 - 02:11 PM
The Crofoot venue/promotions company in Pontiac, MI (Metro Detroit) are looking for office interns for their marketing staff. Interested? Send your resume here.
Jason Tate on 04/04/12 - 01:30 PM
Van Morrison will headline the Green Man Festival in Wales this year.
Kyle Huntington on 04/03/12 - 07:59 AM
Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile stated that the band's new material will touch on nu metal.
ExcerptI think our newer stuff is a lot more structured. When I think of nu-metal, I think of Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and even Chevelle—those types of bands. The songs are a lot more structured and they’re a lot deeper and the tunings are even lower. I kind of wanted to touch on that and have our songs to have more of a rock and roll feel. Just in your face, angsty, here-it-is rock and roll. And that’s what I think of when I think of nu-metal: structured, heavy music that has a point. It’s angry just like all the other music, but the bigger parts are bigger and the...
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/02/12 - 06:18 PM
The boys at UnderTheGunReview aren't just speculating all about Chiodos these days. They've got a bunch of other content as well: An 8 HD video set of Whitechapel performing in Grand Rapids, a new interview with Red Fang, SXSW photos, a Bruce Springsteen live review (doubt it's as long as Thomas'), a column on The Bled's breakup, and some Hunger Games commentary on the soundtrack.
Jason Tate on 04/02/12 - 02:51 PM
The Vaccines and R. Stevie Moore will be covering eachother for a special Record Store Day release. The Vaccines will take on Moore 1986 track, "Why Should I Love you?" whilst Moore will be covering the band's single "Post Break-Up Sex". The limited release will hit shelves on April 21st.
Kyle Huntington on 04/02/12 - 05:20 AM
Happy 6th anniversary to everyone at To Write Love On Her Arms. Keep up the good work!
Jake Denning on 03/30/12 - 09:06 PM
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