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Industry Interview: Boston Calling’s Talent Buyer: Trevor Solomon

Boston Calling is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to check out the brand new location and incredible acts headlining this year (looking at you Weezer, The 1975, and Bon Iver!). There are SO many incredible acts in both music and for the first time ever, a comedy stage. It’s going to be a weekend packed with non-stop action. In preparation, we interviewed the man responsible for booking those acts, Trevor Solomon, to grab his thoughts on the festival’s evolution and how bands can vie for their own shot at…

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WATCH: Cage the Elephant – Trouble

The music video for “Trouble,” the second single off Cage The Elephant‘s fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty (RCA), came out today. Directed by singer Matt Shultz (his directorial debut) and set in the Southern California wilderness, the music video is a dream filled with gratification and bizarre snapshots of the ordinary and extraordinary. It’s all very wistful. “I really wanted to make a video that was like John Wayne or a young Clint Eastwood acting in a Cocteau Play or Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberry’s,” Shultz said in a statement. Cage the Elephant is…

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STREAM: Twin Peaks “Butterfly”

Chicago’s Twin Peaks released a lyric video for their newest song, “Butterfly.” The track is off the group’s upcoming album, Down In Heaven, which is scheduled to release on May 13 through Grand Jury. A handwritten lyric video for the single was created by the band’s very own, Clay Frankel. Check out the buzzing track, below, which according to Pitchfork could be summed up into the phrase, “Let’s have sex because we are going to die.” To hear more from Twin Peaks, you can purchase a CD here. The band will be on…

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STREAM: Bear Hands “Marathon Man”

A few weeks back Bear Hands announced the release of their new album, You’ll Pay For This, teasing fans with their track “2AM.” If you liked that, then you’re going to love their latest release, “Marathon Man”, which is streaming for your listening pleasure below. If you happen to be lucky enough to live in one of the 15 cities on their tour, catch them with Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups and Foals. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #62

‘”Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond what we do here.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone The following photos were posted between December 14-20, 2014 and are shown with the original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you missed last week’s edition you can catch up on those pictures here: Week #61 Please follow and like us:

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Cage The Elephant To Begin U.S. Tour

Tonight, Cage the Elephant will begin a tour of the U.S. and you can check out all of the dates below. The band’s tour runs through most of December and they are touring with Alt-J and Interpol. Their latest album to date, Melophobia, came out last year. To listen to more of Cage the Elephant, you can purchase a CD here. And to check out their shows, you can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #52

“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” ― Sarah Dessen (author) The following photos were posted between September 19-25, 2014 and are shown with the original captions. To make it easy for you, we have linked each picture to the user’s account. Be sure to follow each of them so you don’t miss anything! If you missed last week’s edition you can catch up on those pictures here: Week #51     Please follow and like…

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WATCH: Cage the Elephant “Come A Little Closer” Live at Leeds

This past weekend, Cage the Elephant performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in London, England. They performed their hit song “Come A Little Closer” which you can watch below. The band played Saturday and Sunday at the festival. On September 5, they’ll be starting a U.S. and Canada tour with The Black Keys. The tour will go through September 28. If you’re interested in listening to more of Cage the Elephant, you can purchase a CD here. And to see if their tour is coming near you, you can…

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Lollapalooza 2014 Schedule Announced

Lollapalooza returns to downtown Chicago from August 1 to 3, and now festival-goers can start planning out their itinerary. The full 2014 lineup was announced earlier, but now Lolla has released their full schedule, which you can check out here. Per usual, the festival presents an array of difficult choices: Eminem vs. Arctic Monkeys on Friday, OutKast up against Calvin Harris, Cut Copy and others on Saturday, and Kings of Leon squaring off against Skrillex, Chance the Rapper and Darkside on Sunday. Oh, the choices. Other decisions you’ll be forced to make:…

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Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Announced

Lollapalooza 2014 released its lineup today, and the huge names on the roster have fans even more excited than they were before. With artists like Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, The 1975 and others set to attend, it’s going to be a big year. The festival will be taking place from August 1 through 3 in Grant Park in Chicago, I.L. The event is described as more than just a music festival, but a “three day cultural experience” with food, shows, kids events and even a farmers market.  For more…

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