Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

George Jones' Funeral Will Be Open to the Public

A funeral for George Jones will be open to the public this Thursday May 2nd at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville The service will start at 10 am “George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family”…

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Beastie Boys Writing a Memoir

The Beastie Boys are planning a memoir commemorating their music and career but it won’t be a straightforward narrative-style remembrance Instead surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock plan to create a loosely structured oral history featuring a mix of their voices outside contributors and images cut through with their characteristic…

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Artist to Watch: Ashley Monroe

Hometown Knoxville Tennessee Backstory Monroe released an EP with singer-songwriter Trent Dabbs in 2008 and sang background vocals on the rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson’s 2011 album The Party Ain’t Over (produced by Jack White) That same year she went on to form the band Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert Country Pedigree Monroe…

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Iggy Pop, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips Rock 'True Blood' Soundtrack

Iggy Pop My Morning Jacket and the Flaming Lips will quench their thirst for blood on the next installment of the True Blood soundtrack True Blood Music From the HBO Original Series Volume Four also features Alabama Shakes Los Lobos Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Eric Burdon and more ‘True Blood’ Behind-the-Scenes…

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'Fall' by The Presets – Free MP3

Artist The PresetsSong “Fall” Album Pacifica “I’ve been a fan of the enigmatic Danish born Mr Thomas Barford and his alias Tomboy for quite a while now” The Presets’ Kim Moyes tells Rolling Stone “His take on ‘Fall’ is a blissful sunset drive home that would work easily enough on the…

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The Monkees Reveal U.S. Summer Tour Dates

The Monkees are returning to the road in July for a 24-date American tour they are dubbing “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees” As was the case on their reunion tour in late 2012 it will feature surviving members Michael Nesmith Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork “The reaction to the…

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Vampire Weekend Debut Two New Songs

Vampire Weekend premiered two new songs “Everlasting Arms” and “Obvious Bicycle” from their upcoming third LP Modern Vampires of the City during a homecoming concert at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom last night The show was live streamed online and directed by Steve Buscemi and now you can check out two high quality…

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Mark Ronson, Mitch Winehouse Disagree Over 'Back to Black' Cover

Amy Winehouse’s father has taken to Twitter to deliver his verdict on the new cover of his daughter’s 2007 hit “Back to Black” by Andre 3000 and Beyoncé “I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black Terrible” Mitch Winehouse Tweeted “He should have let Beyonce do it all”  Winehouse also reportedly dismissed…

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Billy Joel Captivates the Crowd at Jazz Fest

For just shy of two hours yesterday afternoon Billy Joel held tens of thousands of visitors to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the palm of his hand It was Joel’s second full-length show in the past three years and as of today no more shows have been…

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Rolling Stones Play Surprise Show at Tiny L.A. Club

The Rolling Stones hit LA last night with a surprise show in a tiny venue The band announced on Twitter yesterday that they would be playing at the EchoPlex an indie club in Echo Park that holds just 700 people Tickets at $20 a person went on sale at 1…

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