Iconic UK Venue: Cockpit, Leeds To close.

After 20 years of delivering live music, the Cockpit in Leeds, UK has announced its closure. An official announcement was made earlier on the website today. The statement read “It is with great regret that we have to announce the permanent closure of the Cockpit. After 20 great years as an integral pillar of the Leeds music scene we have decided that it is no longer viable to deliver you the level of service you deserve with the building in it’s current condition.” Click here to read the full statement….

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Starting Your Own Label And Creating Your Own Music Scene

I first started my label Newsonic while studying at Wesleyan University because I was inspired by the tremendous creative music scene happening there. It was not so much about “creating” a scene, but more about cultivating and fostering a nascent scene.  It was an amazing experience.  In just a few years, we released over 30 CDs, organized festivals, and developed a community orchestra. In 1999, I moved Newsonic to Brooklyn and it transformed from a label into an events space and recording studio.  With the wealth of musical talent in…

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WATCH: Bastille Covers Miley Cyrus “We Can’t Stop”

The hit new song, “We Can’t Stop,” by Miley Cyrus has been taking the music scene by storm, with its upbeat sound and hip-hop swag. Watch Bastille perform their unique cover of the hit after the jump. Purchase a CD or buy concert tickets for Bastille here.     Please follow and like us:

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The Friday Night Boys, Artist Vs Poet Members Form New Band; Stream “Sing To Me Softly”

Andrew Goldstein, former frontman for The Friday Night Boys, and guitarist/singer for Artist Vs Poet Dylan Stevens have joined forces. The two have formed the band Summer Skin Search Party, and you can check out their first song, called “Sing To Me Softly” after the jump! The new band is Goldstein’s first exposure to the music scene since The Friday Night Boys breakup in 2010. Summer Skin Search Party already has a Twitter set up, which you can follow here. You can purchase a CD for The Friday Night Boys…

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The Dangerous Summer’s AJ Perdomo Responds To Critics On Twitter

AJ Perdomo, frontman for The Dangerous Summer, responded to some complaints about vocal quality on the band’s upcoming Golden Record and called out some fake aspects of the music scene via Twitter. To read the tweets, head here. You can buy concert tickets here and purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Hands Like Houses Post Thank You To Pierce The Veil

Hands Like Houses recently posted a thank you to Pierce The Veil on Tumblr. They credited Pierce The Veil as a major influence, especially after touring with them over the past two years. Read what Hands Like Houses had to say after the jump, and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Interview: Bad Rabbits

Infectious Magazine interviews Bad Rabbits right after their stint on the Boston Calling Music Festival. Check it out after the jump! Please follow and like us:

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Childish Gambino Posts Exclusive ‘Adventure Time’ Clip

Donald Glover, also known in the music scene under the moniker Childish Gambino, has posted an exclusive clip of an upcoming episode of the hit animated series Adventure Time. Glover has a major role in the episode as Marshall Lee, a vampire. Glover’s appearance has been confirmed for a while. You can view a clip of the song he performs (as his character Marshall Lee) after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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The Coming Weak FINAL SHOW Review/Tribute

There are some bands, which are absolutely infectious in the way they sound. They not only capture your attention and cause you to fall in love with their music-but you then want to share that music with every person around you. Their songs move you, their drive inspires you and their live performance doesn’t allow you to take your eyes away from the stage because they are just that captivating. From the energy they bring to each set, and the connections they make with their audience-every now and again we…

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