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Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace and Tegan and Sara will be appearing on Logo TV's "Trailblazers" special -- an hour-long program that honors pioneers in the fight for LGBT rights.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 12:02 PM
The Sidekicks will launch their summer headline tour on July 31 in Lansing, MI. The tour runs through August 24th and features support from Richmond, VA's Sundials and Chicago, IL's Dowsing. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:51 AM
The Justice Department is planning a review of the music license rules in the US.
Billions of dollars in royalties are at stake, and the lobbying fight that is very likely to unfold would pit Silicon Valley giants like Pandora and Google against music companies and songwriter groups.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:46 AM
FiveThirtyEight has begun crunching the numbers on boy bands.
Why does this matter? As I’ll get to later in this series, it can seem weird that a team of college sophomores are specifically targeting preteens with substantially sexed-up songs. I’m not trying to pull off one of those ludicrous “we need to protect our children” crusades, but no matter how we slice it: Isn’t it slightly off-putting that this has become, for a significant number of artists, a reproducible business model?
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:37 AM
Ryan Rockwell, best known as the frontman for pop-punk act Mixtapes, is excited to independently release a brand-new album today called I Hate How Normal I've Become. This release comes under the project name Youth Culture and is available right now on Bandcamp. Check the replies for the full press release.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:31 AM
Workers at Guitar Center in Chicago, New York City, and Las Vegas have come together to form unions so they can negotiate for better working conditions in writing from their employers at Guitar Center and ARES/Bain Capital. They're looking for your support by signing this petition.
So we decided to come together. We're organizing with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and we are asking the company to recognize our union and negotiate for a fair contract. With Bain Capital's track record, we need your support. Let Bain Capital know you support our right to come together for a fair workplace.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:27 AM
The Blood Brothers will be playing another reunion show in Seattle on August 22nd as part of the Showbox's 75th anniversary celebration.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:23 AM
For All Those Sleeping new video for "Incomplete Me" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:20 AM
Omaha.com has posted a new interview with Conor Oberst -- amongst it is the news that Desaparecidos is working on a new album that hopefully will be out next year.
Desaparecidos is hard at work on a new album. Hopefully it'll be out next year. The other projects there are no immediate plans but I wouldn't be surprised. You know how sentimental I am.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:15 AM
For those asking about the next Blink-182 "splatter" vinyl releases at Hot Topic -- they'll be released this summer. Details in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:08 AM
Following his recent scare, Deryck Whibley has posted a blog on his website saying he's hanging out with Dave "Brownsound" Baksh for the first time in 7 years.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:06 AM
The Matches have added a third San Francisco show.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:03 AM
Stream the title track from Braid's forthcoming album "No Coast" in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:59 AM
Mike Gitter has been promoted to senior director of A&R at Razor and Tie. Full press release in the replies.
Gitter joined Razor & Tie in 2012 and has signed a variety of acts including rising rock outfit Starset and established legends such as HIM and Finch. He was also instrumental in the signing of Chiodos. Gitter continues his A&R responsibilities that encompass not only identifying talent but all-around aspects of A&R including artist relations and recording.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:56 AM
Bleachers' new lyric video for "Shadow" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:53 AM
Ten Foot Pole have announced some July tour dates.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:52 AM
Jared Leto, frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars and Academy Award winning actor, is being rumored to play Marvel's "Doctor Strange." I guess that's no worse than the rumor that Robert Pattinson may play Indiana Jones.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:50 AM
Interscope Geffen A&M has promoted John Ehmann to Vice President of A&R. The news comes on the heels of John Janick being named CEO.
Since joining the company, he has signed and developed such artists as Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, Cedric Gervais, and shepherded Carly Rae Jepsen’s album Kiss, with her hit single “Call Me Maybe” to the market. “John has an incredible ear and eye for talent, and I’m pleased to see him step up into a bigger role at the company,” commented Janick. “He’s an instrumental part of our team here, and his commitment to his artists can’t be overstated." “I would like to thank Jimmy Iovine, John Janick, Steve Berman, and Larry Jackson for giving me the opportunity...
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:46 AM
Funeral for a Friend's video for "Conduit" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:43 AM
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:42 AM
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:40 AM
Rise Against will release The Black Market on July 15th.
The Black Market focuses on the cost of self-awareness. “Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” says Tim. “We’ve always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me.” The intensely melodic strains of the first single: “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” is a case in point - riding a huge chorus and speaking of universal themes of entrapment and escape.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 10:37 AM
You are the hum of electric heat.
Staff ReviewsThe Roots - ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Jake Jenkins)
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Jake Jenkins on 06/04/14 - 08:49 AM
There's a new Jukebox the Ghost single called "The Great Unknown", which you can hear in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 06/04/14 - 08:16 AM
You can hear 10 seconds or so of a new Four Year Strong song called "Tread Lightly" on their Instagram.

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Blake Solomon on 06/04/14 - 08:14 AM
Head to the replies to hear a RAC remix of Bleachers' song "I Wanna Get Better."

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Blake Solomon on 06/04/14 - 08:04 AM
To help cover the expenses for their upcoming UK tour, Diamond Youth have released a new acoustic EP titled UK OK on Bandcamp. It's only available for a limited time.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/04/14 - 05:56 AM
If all goes well, I'll be seeing Pennsylvania's poppy surf rockers Wish List tonight. After their own set, they'll be putting aside their lo-fi Weezer aesthetic to play as Infinity Crush's full band. Sounds twice as nice to me, so you can stream or download their self titled LP for free (or pay-what-you-want) either in the replies or on bandcamp. My personal highlight is "Always On A Sunday," but fans of Wavves will probably want to give the whole thing a listen. Be sure to share any free (legal) music you may have made or stumbled across in the replies as well!
Ryan Dennehy on 06/04/14 - 04:03 AM
Paper + Plastick Records has signed Minneapolis-based rock act And We Danced (featuring former Cadillac Blindside frontman Zaq Zrust and former guitarist for The Stereo and The Jealous Sound, Jeremy Tappero). The band will release their debut seven-song release, Back To The Middle, on July 1 via the label and a new song called "Goodnight Toronto" can be streamed in the replies. Check out more information and the 12" vinyl preorder in the label's webstore.
Ryan Gardner on 06/03/14 - 09:05 PM
Anberlin's new album, Lowborn, has been pushed back to July 22nd.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/03/14 - 03:41 PM
Last night Jimmy Fallon had Macklemore's musical partner Ryan Lewis ask people on the street if they knew who Ryan Lewis was. The video segment can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 02:12 PM
Hidden Hospitals, featuring former Damiera members, has started a Kickstarter for their first album.

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Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 02:09 PM
Known Pleasure Records will be releasing Chalmers' EP Four Songs on cassette. The group features members of You Blew It! and We Were Skeletons; the EP can be preordered here and downloaded for free on their Bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 06/03/14 - 02:00 PM
Gwar frontman David Brockie died of heroin overdose the Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday.

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Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 01:57 PM
The first batch of dates for Misery Signals' "Malice X Tour" can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/03/14 - 01:15 PM
Secret Voice (Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré's label) will be releasing the debut 7” EP from Oakland, CA’s No Limbs. The band recorded the EP with Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Comadre) in January and delivers seven blistering fast in and out songs in eight minutes. The record is set for a September release. For now enjoy a song off their latest cassette tape Belch called “Mind Vise."
Drew Beringer on 06/03/14 - 12:50 PM
Writer, and friend, David Greenwald has written an interesting piece on Medium looking at "How should a music critic be?":
Do we need 100 aggregations of every headline? 50 takes on every review? 25 thinkpieces on every inflammatory video? The web has opened up culture writing to a broader, necessary range of voices, and maybe having more options means expanding our overall readership—or maybe it means, in our aging niche, everyone gets by with less. I would never tell anyone to stop writing: our competition is YouTube (and Netflix), not each other, but sometimes, after a full week of stone-turning controversy essays, I wonder how many readers can smell the stench of desperation.
Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 12:07 PM
Neal Avron has tweeted that mixing is now complete on the new Yellowcard album. He's also teased the sound as "bold and beautiful."
As you wait for it, l'll let you know it's bold, beautiful & worth many front/back listens.
Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 12:00 PM
AP.net user TSTLSOOM has a grandmother who is one of The Aquabats' biggest fans. Our reader is a grandson trying to help his grandma "fight the bad guys" on stage with them at an upcoming show -- figured maybe we could help.
She is going to their show at hobanaheim for her birthday and she would really want to help the bats fight the bad guy on stage with them. I would like to make this happen for a woman who has always been there for me since day one. I'm asking for my friends to help me simply by posting this: #grandmabat I hope that the bats would see this and maybe just maybe she can get her wish!!
Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 11:43 AM
Me Vs Hero have released a a new music video for the song "Things We Know" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 11:37 AM
According to a recent interview, Big D and the Kids Table's next original release will be called 666. It'll be a vinyl series with 6 ska songs, 6 thrash songs, and 6 stroll songs. They've also hinted at covering an entire album by a defunct band that won't be reuniting anytime soon.

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Jason Tate on 06/03/14 - 11:36 AM
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