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4 hrs ago | The Badger Herald Online

Freakfest's main stage to showcase mainly hip hop acts

Freakfest organizers are trying to "keep it fresh" this year, according to Frank Productions spokesperson Jesse Sherman, who confirmed the 2014 lineup featuring Minnesota-based hip hop group Atmosphere. As opposed to last year's headlining act Matt and Kim, the Nov. 1 2014 State Street Halloween party will showcase more performances from hip-hop artists on the main Capitol stage, Sherman said.


Related Topix: Atmosphere, Hip-Hop, Minnesota, Pop/Rock, The Shins

9 hrs ago |


Snow on September 10th? Welcome to Calgary, folks! Calgarians weighed in on the late summer snow-fall in this video from the Herald . Death From Above 1979's Sebastian Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler created some of the most indelible, dark and propulsive music to come out of Canada - and then they stopped speaking to each other for five years.


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9 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

What's new with Generationals: interview

New Orleans' preeminent pop songwriters Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, the duo behind Generationals, release their fourth album, Alix , Sept. 16. It's their second release for Polyvinyl Records, and first under the helm of producer and songwriter Richard Swift, who has produced albums for simpatico pop outfits The Shins and Foxygen, among others.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Pop/Rock, The Shins

13 hrs ago | Silver Bullet Comics

That's That Shit: 5/22/13: Everyone's Quitting, I Don't Even Know Where to Start

Managing Editors Danny Djeljosevic and Nick Hanover, who pretty much have paper and ink in their blood, and CB Columns Editor Andrew Tan, who got his start in comics late in life through Adrian Tomine and is slowly dipping his toes into the broader aspects of the medium. So we deliver the news, Andrew asks the questions and hopefully everyone learns something.


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18 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Tucson mail facility to shut down next year

TUCSON, Ariz. - The U.S. Postal Service says mail sorting operations in Tucson will cease by next year, leading to the potential loss of more than 200 jobs.


Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, The Postal Service

Sun Sep 14, 2014

BBC News

The reinvention of Cerys Matthews

Former Catatonia singer and I'm A Celebrity contestant Cerys Matthews has reinvented herself as an award-winning radio host and Renaissance woman, and was rewarded with an MBE for services to music in June. Now she is staging her own festival.


Chronicle Live

The Wonder Stuff star joins Futurehead for Gateshead college's new lease of life

The Wonder Stuff guitarist Dan Donnelly and Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde have given Gateshead college a new lease of life. The Academy of Music and Sound, on Gateshead High Street , opened in 2010 and thanks to a new partnership with South Tyneside College features a 200-seat theatre, various recording suites, a drum studio, instrument teaching rooms and keyboard lab.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Futureheads, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom, World News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Live review: The 27 craziest moments of Katy Perry's Moda Center set

I considered writing a standard review of Katy Perry's dizzying performance at the Moda Center on Friday night, but no amount of paragraphs could properly catalog the sheer sensory overload of what just hit Portland. Let's break this down.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, Portland, OR, Stephen Malkmus, Tegan and Sara, Music, Entertainment


The Kooks-Listen-2014-pLAN9

Description: The Kooks release their eagerly anticipated new album 'Listen', produced by Luke Pritchard and young hip hop pioneer Inflo. It showcases a new direction and sound for the multi-platinum selling UK act.


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Daily Star


With teen sensations 1D and The Vamps slipping into biker jackets and strapping on their six-strings, the Brighton lads are predicting a surprise rock revival. Frontman Luke Pritchard told me: "They sound like that because the guys who used to be in bands are now writing the songs.


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Newman's 'Cool Hand Luke' to screen at Grandin Saturday

The Classic Film Series returns to Roanoke's Grandin Theatre tomorrow morning, September 13, with the 1967 prison work gang drama "Cool Hand Luke." Paul Newman leads a huge star-studded cast in this enormously entertaining and unforgettable story of indomitable human spirit.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Cool Hand Luke, Celebrities, Paul Newman, Strother Martin, George Kennedy

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Cerys Matthews talks about the good life ahead of her first festival curation

Cerys Matthews is looking to throwing an axe next weekend, not to mention put down her mobile phone and make some sausages. And you could join her too.


Related Topix: Flintshire County, Wales, United Kingdom

Coast Magazine

Holy Ghost! closes the ceremony with their final set on Pacific Festival's main stage.

Orange County's Pacific Festival was a big success this summer. A nearly sold out crowd ventured to the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Aug. 16 to enjoy live indie dance music while swimming in the ocean, dancing in the sand and soaking up the beach city's almost-too-perfect weather.


Related Topix: The Holy Ghost, Australia, World News,

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Hear Literature play live, plus new Death From Above 1979 and Ex Hex on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Tonight's Indie Rock Hit Parade is a special one indeed! Tune in to XPN at 10pm for a two-hour mix of brand new tracks and some old favorites, with a special spotlight on the newly released new album from Death From Above 1979 ! We'll also hear a brand new Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session with the Philly quartet Literature ! Don't miss these new tracks, either: Philadelphia: Home to a rich musical history, a unique musical identity, and one of the nation's most thriving musical communities. In a scene filled with so many local bands worth listening to, there will always be new music to discover-and The Key is your source for finding it.


Related Topix: Death from Above 1979, Philadelphia, PA

Los Angeles Times

Fresh perspective fuels Death From Above 1979's reunion, new album

Sebastien Grainger, left, and Jesse F. Keeler of Death From Above 1979 at Warner Bros Records in Burbank. 'We don't talk about the past,' says Death From Above 1979's lead singer.


Related Topix: Death from Above 1979, Luke Goss, Music, Entertainment

Yo La Tengo to Perform 30th Anniversary Show at The Trocadero

Hoboken trio Yo La Tengo is hitting the road for a mini-tour that celebrates the 30th anniversary of their very first show, which took place on December 2, 1984. The four-night tour kicks off at New York's Town Hall on December 3rd , and culminates here at home, at The Trocadero Theatre on Saturday, December 6th.


Related Topix: Yo la Tengo


Death From Above 2979 reveal new video for 'Train Wreck' - " watch

Death From Above 1979 have revealed the video for new single 'Train Wreck' The video begins with a girl attempting to learn how to play the song on her bass guitar before attending one of the band's gigs and then hearing the song as she skateboards around her home town. The song is also on the band's new album, 'The Physical World', which came out this week .


Related Topix: Death from Above 1979

The Arizona Republic

Tucson mail-sorting center set to close in April

Tucson mail-sorting center set to close in April Tucson mail-sorting center, which already had been scaled back, is set to close in April Check out this story on Starting next year, the U.S. Postal Service will close its Tucson package-sorting center and will truck most packages to its Phoenix package-sorting center at 620 N. 47th Ave. The U.S. Postal Service plans to close what's left of its Tucson mail-processing operation next year, nicking the city's civic pride and potentially slowing mail from businesses and government agencies that depend on timely mail delivery.


Related Topix: The Postal Service, Phoenix, AZ

Thu Sep 11, 2014


'Gilmore Girls' on Netflix: Here Are the Show...

With Gilmore Girls making its Netflix debut on Oct. 1, we run down the top musical moments from the series. 8. The Shins made an appearance in the season four episode "Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist," playing at a club in Florida, where Rory and Paris attempt to make Spring Break memories by kissing on the dance floor.


Related Topix: Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Gilmore Girls, Pop/Rock, The Shins, Alexis Bledel, Liza Weil, Sebastian Bach


Full Screen: Death From Above 1979 have black fans, plus more music videos

The intention of the video is nice, if a bit obvious: center a boilerplate live video around the kind of person who's often overlooked or even shunned in the culture, like black women. It normalizes being a person of colour at an indie rock show far more than is the reality , but I'm sick of looking at white people on my computer today, so let's give them the progressive props they want.


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