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LIVE REVIEW: Kodaline w/ Gavin James, New York, NY

There’s nothing to clear up the sinuses quite like a room packed with 3,000 swooning girls and 150 minutes of guitar-driven torch ballads. Just four years old, Kodaline is already at the peak of its game– putting on a tightly-wound, 16-song set list for all the feisty ladies of Manhattan.  The indie-rock Irish quartet has been on the road for the better part of three years now to support their critically acclaimed debut, In A Perfect World, and follow-up album, Coming Up for Air, where they blended emotionally charged and radio-friendly anthems with Euro electronic synths (a…

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How To Delete The U2 Album Off Of Your iTunes

As many of you probably noticed, there is a new album in your iTunes that you didn’t pay for and chances are you didn’t want. The album, Songs of Innocence, was released by U2 in a collaboration with apple a few days ago. However, here is the catch, instead of letting people who wanted to, buy it, they forced it upon 500,000,000 of us by putting it in our iTunes without permission. So, naturally the question everyone is asking is “How do I remove it from my account.” Yesterday apple released…

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5 Songs You Must Hear Before June 2014 Ends

Sometimes the world of rock can get noisy and chaotic as hundreds of hopeful up and coming acts, alongside music legends, release new material each month. Don’t fret about filtering through it all though. Here’s a list of five song releases in June that you should listen to before the month comes to a close. Please follow and like us:

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ALBUM REVIEW: 28 North ‘World on Fire’

28 North’s newest album World on Fire is said to be their breakout album. Well, guys, I absolutely agree with you! Described as the love child (resulting from an imaginary “magical musical orgy”) of Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, U2, R.E.M., Oleander, and The Eagles, I’d say it’s very hard to not like 28 North, even if you’re not a fan of any of the band’s “parents.” Hailing from Pittsburgh but currently residing in Los Angeles, this quartet brings the energy like no other. Labeled “New Classic American Blend with an…

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Anachronistic Film Soundtracks

In the article “Bad Movies With Great Soundtracks,” I mentioned something called anachronism, specifically in regards to Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. By definition in the World English Dictionary, “anachronism” is the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed. While it is a term that is most often used when people incorrectly reference something from a specific time period (i.e. wrongly stating an artist’s time period in which they worked), it has also been used to label a…

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Livewires

San Francisco based dirty rock ‘n rollers, The Livewires were kind enough to share a track-by-track of their latest self-titled EP with us. Citing influences from The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and classic blues, this trio have been hailed by SanJose.com as having “penchant for classic electric blues, a la B.B. King, but with a heavier power-pop influence mixed in.” Check it out below. Please follow and like us:

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Paul McCartney, U2, Bruce Springsteen Join Call For Pussy Riot’s Prison Release

Paul McCartney, U2 and Bruce Springsteen are the latest to add their names to an open letter with Amnesty International urging for Pussy Riot’s release from Russian prison. Over 100 musicians have joined the call, including Radiohead, Yoko Ono, Madonna and Patti Smith. The letter emphasizes that the effects of Pussy Riot’s “shockingly unjust trial and imprisonment has spread far and wide, especially among your fellow artists, musicians and citizens around the world.” Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are still imprisoned in Russia after receiving two-year sentences last year for…

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Jack White Talks U2 Cover For “Gatsby” Soundtrack

For the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, blues-rocker Jack White offers a dark and twisted cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.”  As it turns out, White’s take on the song has not only been around for a while (it was featured on a U2 tribute album as well as a b-side for his single “Sixteen Saltines”) but it also has a deeply personal meaning for him.  “I talked to Jay-Z a lot,” White told Rolling Stone, referring to the rapper who is the Executive Producer for the soundtrack. “We went…

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GUEST BLOG: Leave The Classics Alone And Pick Up A Guitar

My name is Jim Ivins and I am an independent musician in New York City. I, like everyone else, am still very much adrift trying to figure out this new tech-driven music industry that has left everyone in the game baffled. I am all about new ideas and innovation and DIY and people trying to figure out the best way to get noticed and even…dare I say it…make money in this business, however, there is one route that WAY too many people are taking that I have a MAJOR problem…

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