Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Justin Bieber on Anne Frank: Reactions From Twitter and Beyond

A head-scratching note that Justin Bieber left in the guestbook of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam last week has resulted in a wave of Internet backlash The pop star wrote that he hoped that the teenage Holocaust victim “would have been a belieber” a message that prompted thousands of harsh comments…

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OMD Marvel Over Synthpop's Growing Fanbase

OMD (otherwise known as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) have been making synthpop for over three decades but they feel their fanbase has grown even larger lately “In the Nineties – grunge and Britpop – there seemed to be nothing more out of fashion than an Eighties synthesizer band” Andy…

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Eric Prydz Dreams of Depeche Mode

DJ-producer Eric Prydz dropped by Rolling Stone’s Rock Room and shared his thoughts on his dream collaboration keeping new music exclusive to his live set and his stage setup “I would love to do something with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode” Prydz said “The music he’s been writing since the…

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Q&A: Jamie XX on DJing, the XX's Next Steps and His Surreal First Coachella

Jamie Smith of the xx has a special way of winding down after a gig with the band spinning real vinyl deep into the night Several nights a week the producer/multi-instrumentalist hosts a party as a DJ in whatever town the xx are passing through sharing his favorite sounds and…

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Coachella 2013: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan Brave Sandstorm

The first weekend of Coachella 2013 ended with an anticlimactic super bummer when the weather deteriorated into a blinding sandstorm by the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers started their headline set to close the festival yesterday  “California show your teeth” singer Anthony Kiedis sang during the band’s second song “Dani…

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Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock Throw 'A Little Party' for 'Gatsby' – Song Premiere

There are party fiends and then there’s Jay Gatsby In “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” – a new song from The Great Gatsby soundtrack – the Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and producer GoonRock demonstrate their willingness to keep up Swinging sax…

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Band to Watch: Parquet Courts

Hometown Brooklyn Backstory Austin Brown and Andrew Savage met at the University of North Texas in Denton and met up again in New York where they formed Parquet Courts with bassist Sean Yeaston and Savage’s brother Max on drums In 2012 they released a cassette-only collection called American Specialties Nerd Alert Back…

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Pitbull Responds to Jay-Z's 'Open Letter'

After Jay-Z fired back last week at critics of his recent trip to Cuba with the pointed new song “Open Letter” Pitbull has chimed in with a freestyle of his own over the backing track Timbaland and Swizz Beatz produced for Hov The Florida rapper comes down squarely on Jay-Z’s side…

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Justin Bieber Hopes Anne Frank 'Would Have Been a Belieber'

Justin Bieber concluded a visit to the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam last week with a guestbook entry that said he hoped the teen Holocaust victim II would have been a fan “Truly inspiring to be able to come here” the singer wrote according to a post Friday on the…

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Boy George Covers the Stooges in 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' – Song Premiere

Click to listen to Boy George’s’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ Culture Club singer Boy George and Iggy Pop are an unusual combination but the former has sharp teeth In this cover of the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” George gives a startlingly menacing take on the classic track Though…

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