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Sound Pressure Laboratory Debuts SPACE JAZZ at the Garberville Theatre

GARBERVILLE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sound Pressure Labs invites the press to Garberville Theatre for the debut of SPACE JAZZ on October 16, a live analog-electronic 3-D sound experience with accompanying lasers, lights and videos. It is a multimedia incorporation of sight…


Columbus Citizens Foundation Marks its 71st Year with The Columbus Day Parade: The World's Largest Celebration of Italian-American Culture and Success

Spectators line up along Fifth Avenue to watch the 71st Columbus Day Parade organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundation.NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 

WHAT: The 71st Columbus Day Parade in New York City will celebrate Italian-American heritage with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators. The Parade will run north up Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street…


BrokeNCYDE Releases "Los Locos" Video

Crunkcore duo, brokeNCYDE are back in action with a new music video for their stand-alone single, “Los Locos”. After taking a short hiatus in earlier this year, the group is back to their original line …Read More


WHITECHAPEL To Release Live CD/DVD and Documentary "The Brotherhood of the Blade" Trailer Released

WHITECHAPEL will unleash their new feature length video release, ‘The Brotherhood of the Blade’, which follows the sextet on tour and at home, and dives deep into the hearts and minds of one of metal’s …Read More


FUCK THE FACTS Releases Video for “The Path Of Most Resistance”

Fuck The Facts have gone and released a new video for “The Path Of Most Resistance”. Check it out HERE.


Warfield’s Dominik Takes on the Barrage Fire While Getting the Call to War

Thrash metal go getters Warfield have been hard at work writing and recording for their EP release “Call To War”, with the success of their hit single and video for the track “Barrage Fire”. There …Read More


LCD Soundsystem Label Reps Shoot Down Reunion Rumors

A rep for LCD Soundsystem‘s label wrote a series of scathing tweets refuting rumors that the group was eyeing a 2016 reunion, after reports surfaced online suggesting it was a possibility. “Hey idiots, LCD Soundsystem isn’t reuniting,” DFA Records label manager Kris Petersen wrote. “They’re dead, along with your good looks and cultural relevance.” DFA cofounder Jonathan Galkin also denied the rumors to Pitchfork.

The source of the rumors was music website Consequence of Sound, citing anonymous “multiple sources” as confirming that the group intended to perform “at least three high-profile music festivals” in the U.S. and U.K. Billboard subsequently published its own article with confirmation coming from another anonymous “well-placed source.”

In his Twitter tirade, Petersen called Consequence of Sound’s “multiple sources” “some fucking knobs on the Coachella message board.” He also submitted a statement to Vulture. “LCD Soundsystem is not reuniting at Coachella next year,” he wrote. “I’m sure some festivals have offered the group a giant tempting pile of money, but there is no truth to this. Can we all just move on with our fucking lives?”

While a rep for the band declined to comment, a rep for DFA Records tells Rolling Stone, “‘This office has no knowledge at all of any reunion.” A rep for Monotone, Murphy’s management company also tells Rolling Stone, “We have no knowledge of any reunion.”

LCD Soundsystem played their final concert in April 2011 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Last spring, they put out a five-LP box set of the entire, nearly four-hour concert titled The Long Goodbye. The band also set up a “Long Goodbye” exhibit at Brooklyn record store Rough Trade, which included the album playing in full and photographs of the group.

Since the group disbanded, main man James Murphy has found many interesting ways to keep busy. He remixed computer-generated music made from tennis matches, recorded a chill song for a Noah Baumbach movie, covered David Bowie, opened a wine bar and began campaigning for a chance to refigure the way the New York City subway system sounds.

When Rolling Stone asked Murphy in June 2014 if he ever wondered whether or not it was a mistake to end LCD Soundsystem, he said no. “It felt pretty good,” he said of bidding farewell to the band. “But that doesn’t mean that I don’t miss it. There are times when I miss it a lot.”

Composer John Williams To Receive 44th AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The American Film Institute Board of Trustees announced today that esteemed composer John Williams will be the recipient of the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award, America’s highest honor for a career in film.  For the first time in AFI history,…


Eminem on Tupac: 'He Was a Superstar in Every Aspect of the Word'

Eminem continued Paper magazine’s three-part tribute to late hip-hop greats with an ode to the musical versatility and emotional depth of Tupac: “He was taking things further than a lot of rappers at the time — pushing it to the next level as far as giving feeling to his words and his music,” said Eminem. “A lot of people say, ‘You feel Pac,’ and it’s absolutely true.”

Eminem writes he was 18 or 19 when he first heard Tupac rapping on Digital Underground’s “I Get Around.” He picked up a copy of Tupac’s first LP, 2Pacalypse Now, soon after and years later, he said he would still pit 1995’s Me Against the World against any other classic hip-hop record.

The rapper goes on to praise Tupac’s intricate understanding not just of his own lyrics, but where to place them in the context of a beat or a chord change, “to make them jump off track and make you feel what he was saying.” His ability to do this while tapping into such a wide array of emotions was especially important to Eminem as a budding MC.

“He covered such a broad perspective and there were so many different sides to him, but the best part about him overall was that he was a human being,” Eminem added. “He would let you see that. I used to be fascinated with his interviews like, ‘Yo, what he’s saying is so true.’ He would also be able to trump people who were interviewing him when they would hit him with hard questions — it was incredible. He was a superstar in every aspect of the word.”

Eminem’s relationship with Tupac’s music grew even more personal when the late rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, granted him permission to produce Pac’s fifth posthumous album, Loyal to the Game.

“You wouldn’t be able to tell the 18/19-year-old Marshall that he would ever be able to get his hands on some Tupac vocals and have that opportunity,” Eminem said. “It was such a significant piece of history for me and so much fun. I’m like a kid in a candy store; going nuts with the fact that I’m putting beats under his rhymes. Regardless of how good a rapper someone is, it’s easy for things to eventually get dated. But when you make songs like Tupac did, songs that feel like something, that feeling never goes away.”

Eminem’s Tupac tribute follows Kendrick Lamar’s paean to Eazy-E. Swizz Beatz will close out the series with a piece about Notorious B.I.G.

Read the whole tribute at Paper.

Joan Osborne on 20th Anniversary of 'Relish,' Polarizing 'One of Us'

Featuring the ubiquitous — and to some controversial — Top 10 single “One of Us,” Joan Osborne’s major-label debut Relish was released 20 years ago this past March. To celebrate the anniversary, the album is being reissued October 30th in CD, digital and vinyl form.

Osborne, who continues to tour solo, and has shared the stage with different Grateful Dead offshoots and as a member of the Americana supergroup Trigger Hippy, say the album remains a touchstone for fans.

“I still play a lot of the songs from that album. I feel proud that it’s a record that people come up to me every show and they say, ‘I listened to this record yesterday and it stands the test of time and it’s something I keep going back to again and again,'” Osborne tells Rolling Stone Country. “Or people will say, ‘This is a show that me and my dad can come to together because we both like your music.’ I feel really proud of that.”

Produced by Rick Chertoff (Cyndi Lauper), Relish was highlighted by the raucous “Right Hand Man,” a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man in the Long Black Coat” and the irreverently spiritual “One of Us.” Written by Eric Bazilian of the Hooters, “One of Us” was polarizing with its lyrics asking, “What if God was one of us/just a slob like one of us?” Bazilian’s acoustic demo version of the song appears as a bonus track on the CD reissue.

Looking back, the bluesy singer says it was the song’s pop ballad nature that she herself questioned when it exploded on radio.

“There was a moment where I maybe felt a little bit misinterpreted as an artist, because that song got so much more attention than many of the other tunes. I felt, ‘Well, wait, there’s a lot more going on here and don’t pigeonhole me as a little pop singer or whatever,'” Osborne says. “But you have to look at those as pretty minor complaints for having a song that had that kind of reach and that kind of popularity and impact. That song sent people to the album as a whole and allowed them to see that there were more dimensions to what I was doing. I’d be hard-pressed to be anything but overjoyed about the success of that song.”

In addition to the “One of Us” demo, specific formats of the Relish 20th Anniversary Edition will include various bonus tracks, unreleased songs and live performances. Osborne is currently on the road with Mavis Staples.