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4 min ago | JamBase

Bear Creek 2014 | Umphrey's, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk & More

The community-oriented Bear Creek Music & Art Festival returns to The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL from November 13 to 16. Today, the initial lineup for this November's eighth installment of Bear Creek has been revealed.


Related Topix: Live Oak, FL, Umphrey's McGee

5 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Meet The Merchant: Iris Records finds past and future in vinyl

Between streaming, digital downloads, file sharing, and the death of the CD there's been no shortage of portentous or advantageous omens of a music industry in the midst of a drastic transition.


Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ, Kool & the Gang

9 hrs ago | Surrey Advertiser

Sam Bailey and Sigma added to 'explosive' GuilFest line-up

X Factor winner Sam Bailey, chart-topping dance duo Sigma and hip hop legends The Sugar Hill Gang have been added to the GuilFest line-up.


Related Topix: The Sugarhill Gang, Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock, The Boomtown Rats, Kool & the Gang, The Human League, Events, Life, Holidays, Christmas

Wed Apr 16, 2014


AC/DC's Brian Johnson denies retirement rumours

Rumours have circulated in the past few days that the band might be forced to call it quits due to ill health.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, Johnson


Kool & the Gang trigger a wild disco party in Houston with local TV news stars in on the action

The 411: The non-profit's eighth annual gala drew a ready-to-rock crowd of more than 550, most of whom showed up in some combination of disco threads, wigs and go-go boots.


Related Topix: Kool & the Gang

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunday Herald

Prime minister of funk gigs for Glasgow dudes

George Clinton has learned many lessons in his 60 or so years in the music business, the most important of which requires a little doctoring for consumption via a family newspaper.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, House Party, Black Entertainment, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic

National Ledger

The Voice USA Results 2014 - Recap, Team Usher Elimination Tonight

The other three coaches, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Adam Levine have made eliminations already during this first segment and now Usher will have to eliminate two of his singers.


Related Topix: Blake Shelton, Country, Rufus, B.B. King, Blues, Black Entertainment, Kelly Osbourne, Pop/Rock, The Pretenders

Financial Times

Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Scott's, London

Allen Toussaint joked at Ronnie Scott's about needing a translator when he leaves New Orleans because no one understands a word he says.


Related Topix: Dr. John, Blues, The Meters

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Robert Aaron out of jail for now, in the NY Times, still playing shows

The NY Times ran a great profile of musician Robert Aaron who was busted with lots of heroin in his apartment after cops barged down the door looking for someone to pin Philip Seymour Hoffman 's death on... If drugs were a part of his evolution, they were not the center.


Related Topix: Drugs

James Chance Signs With True Groove Records, Records James Brown Cover

Chance hasn't lost his touch, the latest proof is the well executed cover of James Brown, where you can feel his original style all over the place.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pop/Rock, Flea, Deborah Harry, Blondie, Comedy Movies

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Top 5 things to do in Kalamazoo this week: 'Farm City' author, Mindless Behavior and more

Bassist Chris "Freekbass" Sherman will release his new album, which features several heavy hitters from the world of funk and jam music, will perform in Kalamazoo this week.


Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Mindless Behavior, Hip-Hop, Funkadelic, Dartmouth College, Western Michigan University, Reo Speedwagon, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Daily Press & Argus

Fowlerville youth performs at college's Carnival of Care

The Carnival of Care is the celebration of the human spirit and champions the cause of auto no-fault insurance.


Related Topix: Fowlerville, MI, Johnson, Livingston County, MI

Sat Apr 12, 2014


LIer Chuck D named 'ambassador' of Record Store Day 2014

Like many musicians and music fans of a certain age, Chuck D has no trouble remembering the first record he bought with his own money.


Related Topix: Rap, Public Enemy, Black Entertainment, Roosevelt, NY, Hempstead, NY, Music, Entertainment

Ain't It Cool News

Capone chats with under the Skin director Jonathan Glazer

Capone talks the pros and cons of having your body consuming by alien Scarlett Johansson, with UNDER THE SKIN director Jonathan Glazer!!! Hey everyone.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Birth, Mystery Movies, Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Dance, Jamiroquai

Retrostate Return to Release New Single

The Retrostate line up features Damon Goss , Marcus Pearson , Rick Greaves and Lawrence Greenfly from Subfactory Records on keyboards.


Related Topix: Nile Rodgers

Popular Charles Walker Band returns to Northfield in support of their ...

Back by very popular demand, the Charles Walker Band returns to Northfield for a not-to-be-missed evening of fantastic live music and dancing on Saturday, April 12 from 9 p.m. to midnight.


Related Topix: Blues, Charles Walker, Northfield, MN, Sly & the Family Stone, Black Entertainment

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Island Packet

SC governor outraising Democratic challenger in governora s race

Haley had $2.6 million more on hand than Sheheen as of March 31 – up by $300,000 from the end of 2013, according to records filed Thursday with the State Ethics Commission.


Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Camden, SC, Greenville, SC, Charleston, SC


Red Cross Gala Sets Treasure Island Afire

On Saturday, April 5th, sleepy Treasure Island blazed to life for the 2014 Red Cross Gala as beautifully lit tents and a sea of guests dressed in vibrant red took over the Great Lawn.


Related Topix: Sly & the Family Stone, Black Entertainment

Tallahassee Democrat

Limelight cover story: Charlie Wilson calls for a funky 'cardio show' at Cascades Park

In 2013, singer Charlie Wilson hijacked the BET Awards and showed the younger generation of singers how it is done, son.


Related Topix: R-N-B, Charlie Wilson, Hip-Hop, The Gap Band, Stevie Wonder, Soul

Nashville Scene

Rock 'n' roller Mac DeMarco gets a little more earnest with his brand-new Salad Days

Before he answers a single question, New York-via-Canada indie-rock troubadour Mac DeMarco proves a point he'll soon state calmly but defiantly - "I don't think it's necessarily like I'm growing up all of the sudden."