Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Feed The Rhino Releases Video for "Featherweight"

Feed The Rhino have released a new video for “Featherweight”. The video was created by filming on 6 Go-Pro cameras that were fixed together, so the whole room could be shot simultaneously. The editing process …Read More


Church For Sinner Reunites to Record and Release Live Release

Horror punk rockers Church For Sinners will reunite for a special showcase to say their final goodbye as a group. The show will take place in Everett, WA where it will be recorded and filmed …Read More


Lamb Of God and Waldo TV Appearances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Lamb Of God made their TV debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band performed two songs off their latest album “VII: Sturm und Drang” which were “512” and “Still Echoes”. But that’s not all the …Read More


One Eyed Doll Releases Video for "Afflicted"

One Eyed Doll have released a new video for “Afflicted”. Check it out HERE.


One Eyed Doll Announces New Tour

One Eyed Doll will be going on tour for the Halloween season with support coming from Stitched Up Heart, and Run2Cover. Check out the list of dates HERE.


Tina Guo Fuses Classical with Metal

Cellist artist Tina Guo has taken her exceptional talent to a whole another level by taking on the metal music genre with her classical aspect to create a head banger’s ball of tunes. Many various …Read More


Drake Cameo at Lil Wayne Fest Creates Apple, Tidal Friction

The cold war between music streaming services heated up Friday night as a surprise collaboration between Drake and Lil Wayne – two rappers scooped up during the artist exclusive arms race – caused friction between Tidal and Apple Music. The situation occurred at Lil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Festival in New Orleans, where Drake stopped by to deliver a brief three-song cameo. One problem: Jay Z’s Tidal, which named Lil Wayne as a co-owner in July, was livestreaming the festival, creating a conflict of interest since Drake is Apple Music’s marquee signee.

As a result of Drake’s appearance, the Tidal live-stream had to briefly pause while the Toronto rapper was onstage. “Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience,” the Tidal Twitter notified listeners as Drake took the stage. “We’ll be back after the performance.” Drake performed “HYFR” with Wayne, his remix of Fetty Wap’s “My Way” and “Back to Back” during his unannounced Lil Weezyana appearance.

However, contrary to a New York Post story earlier in the day, Drake’s manager Future the Prince denied Tidal’s claims that Apple Music acted as “Big Brother.” “The decision to not have Drake participate in the Tidal stream has nothing to do with Apple or Drake’s deal,” Future the Prince told BuzzFeed. “Point blank, 100 percent. I made a business decision. Apple doesn’t have the power to stop us from being part of a live stream. The only people that have the power to do that are Cash Money and Universal, and they’re our partners.” As for why they elected to withhold Drake from the livestream, the rapper’s manager said, “Aesthetics and quality are important to us and we didn’t have any control over [the livestream] or time to investigate it.”

Representatives from Tidal did not respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment, while an Apple representative referred Rolling Stone to the BuzzFeed article.

After months of sparring with his longtime label Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne aligned with Tidal to release his Free Weezy Album on July 4th. The LP’s arrival prompted Cash Money to file a $50 million lawsuit against Jay Z’s high-quality streaming service, claiming they still had exclusive rights to Wayne’s output. Cash Money added that Lil Wayne’s Tidal partnership was “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”

Drake, meanwhile, signed an exclusive deal with Apple Music reportedly with $19 million. As part of the agreement, Drake hosts his own Beats 1 radio show as well as provides the service unique content, like the “Energy” music video. Drake was also on hand to speak about the new music service when Apple announced their new streaming endeavor in early June.

Skrillex, Deadmau5 Headline Hard Day of the Dead Fest

Skrillex, Deadmau5, Flying Lotus, Future, A$AP Ferg, Hot Chip and Glass Animals are among the artists that will perform at this year’s Hard Day of the Dead festival, which returns to Pomona, California’s Fairplex on October 31st and November 1st. Method Man & Redman, Gesaffelstein, Armand Van Helden, Juicy J, Ryan Hemsworth and many more will head to the Halloween weekend fest that also celebrates the annual Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.

Deadmau5, Future, Hot Chip, Nero and Flying Lotus will headline the Saturday, October 31st festivities while Skrillex, a Gesaffelstein DJ set, Glass Animals, A$AP Ferg and a still-unannounced headliner will topline Sunday’s performances. Other acts at the EDM-leaning Day of the Dead festival include Vic Mensa, Felix da Housecat, Bonobo, Alison Wonderland, Groove Armada, Tommy Trash and Kill the Noise.

Early bird tickets for the fest are available now through Ticketmaster, but anyone under drinking age, be warned: According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, this year’s Hard Day of the Dead fest has imposed a strict 21+ age limit and an 11 p.m. curfew in order to avoid Los Angeles County’s crackdown on electronic dance music festivals.

The countywide ban on EDM festivals comes after two teenage girls died from suspected overdoses at another HARD event in early August. The incident led to the cancellation of the one-day A Night of a Fairplex EDM fest in September, but Live Nation, which run the Hard fests, agreed to place age limitations and cap attendance at 40,000 festivalgoers for the Day of the Dead event as a compromise with county officials. Live Nation also agreed to provide increased security, medical services and access to free water as well as produce and distribute drug education at Hard Day of the Dead.

Suez – Just Enough DLP (Modification Recordings)

Dubstep/dnb Release From Suez On Modification Recordings


Industry Gears Up For Second Annual Pensado Awards, On August 30, 2015

Industry Gears Up For Second Annual Pensado Awards, On August 30, 2015