Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Morrissey Responds to Death of a Superfan: 'Rest Well'

Morrissey was stricken with pneumonia this week forcing him to postpone a gig in San Francisco and cancel his performance at Mexico City’s Vive Latino festival But the singer found the energy to write an open letter to a super fan who recently died Writing on fan site True-to-You Morrissey…

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Garth Hudson Auction on Hold

Late last month several of Garth Hudson’s belongings were sold to the public by a Kingston New York landlord who claimed Hudson failed to pay more than $50000 in storage space fees The event drew Hudson supporters after the former Band keyboardist encouraged Facebook friends to buy the items and…

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Snoop Lion and Major Lazer Host Raucous Bash in Austin

When Major Lazer came out tossing vuvuzelas you knew they meant business Dull plastic toots bounced off the warehouse walls as hypeman Walshy Fire DJ Jillionaire and Diplo himself emerged the latter two clad in suit and tie Over the next hour the group spun a tight twisted set at…

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Greatest Jimi Hendrix Song?

Jimi Hendrix’s newest release People Hell and Angels landed at Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 this week selling 72000 albums It’s his biggest chart success in 44 years – not bad for a guy who died in 1970 Review Jimi Hendrix People Hell and Angels Now we have a question…

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Carole King Musical Aims for Broadway

A new musical centered around Carole King’s life and career is set for a spring 2014 opening on Broadway Beautiful The Carole King Musical will be written by screenwriter Douglas McGrath – who was nominated for an Oscar for his script for 1994’s Bullets Over Broadway – and will follow…

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Low Cut Connie Flaunt Their 'Brand New Cadillac' Live

Low Cut Connie recently returned to their favorite boozy Philadelphia dive Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar to show off their old-school rock & roll chops In this exclusive clip they perform their charmingly unpolished single “Brand New Cadillac” from their latest album Call Me Sylvia Even during a snowstorm the band is…

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'The Guide' by Young Fathers – Free MP3

Artist Young FathersSong “The Guide”Album Tape One “We created it as an musical version of the kind of pamphlets handed out on the high street by evangelicals  This is how we get to heaven” Young Fathers’ G explains of “The Guide”

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Mumford & Sons Keyboardist: I Thought Phillip Phillips Was Us!

When Mumford and Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett first heard American Idol winner Phillip Phillips’ blatant soundalike hit “Home” he was momentarily confused Said Lovett “I was like ‘What’s that? Did we do that?'” On the Cover Mumford & Sons Rattle and Strum But other than that Lovett doesn’t mind the sudden post-Mumfords…

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The Naked and Famous Rock Out to 'Young Blood' Live

After two years of constant touring New Zealand post-punks the Naked and Famous are hard at work on several new projects Not only is the band writing their second album but on March 18th they’ll release a full live concert film for free on their website The movie One Temporary…

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Suedehead Return to Familiar Grounds to Record 'Lying in Bed' – Premiere

Suedehead’s name brings the song by Morrissey to mind but this band makes decidedly more cheerful tunes Led by former Beat Union frontman Davey Warsop Suedehead bring a bright feel-good melody to their track “Lying in Bed” As this clip shows the tune was recorded in a loose session at…

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