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Monthly Archives: February 2013

NME AWARDS WINNERS LIST

NME AWARDS WINNERS The winners of the 2013 NME Awards have been revealed. The coveted Album Of The Year went to The Maccabees’ Given To The Wild. One Direction took home the not so coveted Worst Band award. Check out the winners’ list below: Best British Band: Biffy Clyro Best International Band: The...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/28/13

Styx are suing their record label for what will surely be thousands of dollars for unpaid royalties. The band has stated that “for every one dollar the band has received from A&M they should have been paid anywhere from two to five dollars.” In related news, the band is extending its midwest tour...
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REVIEW: DELPHIC: COLLECTIONS

Delphic’s name refers to the oracle of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi. And you would have thought they were descended from such a god based on the stellar reviews their debut album Acolyte received. It was as though they were writing the reviews themselves, they were so unanimously positive. I wasn’t writing...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/27/13

Spinner has premiered a new version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Izabella,” which will appear on the new album People, Hell and Angels out March 5. http://www.spinner.com/2013/02/26/jimi-hendrix-izabella-song-premiere/ From Tegan and Sara: “Just announced Las Vegas, Flagstaff, San Diego and Santa Cruz in April! Most shows on sale Friday, but Vegas is on sale NOW! Ticket...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/26/13: VOLUME 2

A Facebook update from Cradle of Filth: “Unfortunately at this time the The Cultural Section of the Chinese Government have decided that Cradle of Filth are unsuitable to play in Mainland China and so we are currently banned from playing there. Therefore the show on Tue 30 April in Shang Hai, China –...
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VIDEO: BOY: LITTLE NUMBERS

Here is the video for a lovely song called “Little Numbers” by BOY.  Their debut album, Mutual Friends, is now available.  See Amazon link below.    ...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/26/13

Liberty N’ Justice’s new double album The Cigar Chronicles was released today. Founding member Justin Murr tells reports, “Because of the buzz and the preorders we are a featured release on iTunes on the main page of all music and on the rock page as well!” Very nice! The album features one disc...
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REVIEW: SALLY SHAPIRO: SOMEWHERE ELSE

Sally Shapiro is not a solo artist. We only see the beautiful blonde, fairy-like girl, who does use the pseudonym Sally Shapiro, but technically Sally Shapiro is a duo, the other half consisting of musician/producer Johan Agebjörn. That might sound a little confusing, but I think they like it that way. There’s always...
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NEWS: METALLICA ANNOUNCE ORION FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Metallica will host their second annual Orion Music + More festival in Detroit on June 8 and 9. They announced the full line-up today (see below). The show will feature live music performed on five stages. The event will also include James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights...
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    TOMOMI ITANO: COME PARTY! Release Date:  12/17/14 Label:  King Records Tomomi Itano's latest single would likely please AKB48 haters, if they could overlook the fact that that's where she got her start. Seriously, this one is far superior to AKB48's music. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that Tomomi Itano got her start in […]
  • SUMIRE UESAKA: 閻魔大王に訊いてごらん (Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran)
    SUMIRE UESAKA: 閻魔大王に訊いてごらん (Enma Daio ni Kiite Goran) Release Date:  12/10/14 Label:  King Records Sumire unleashes anime theme song and it's awesome. Sumire Uesaka's recent single is the theme song for an anime but neither Yes Asia or CD Japan stated the name of the anime in English. So, I translated the product info with […]
  • MYNAME: 2ND MINI ALBUM
    MYNAME: 2ND MINI ALBUM Release Date:  2/16/15 Label:  Loen Entertainment MYNAME have finally released new Korean music after spending a year in Japan. It comes in the form of their 2ND MINI ALBUM, as they've simply called it, and it's proof pudding (as the saying goes) that they're here to stay. Not only that, they're […]
  • G.E.M.: 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance]
    G.E.M.: 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance] Release Date:  2/18/15 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment G.E.M.'s gorgeous new single 多遠都要在一起 [Long Distance] reviewed. Video and Spotify links provided. Check it out if you love ballads. G.E.M.'s new single, "多遠都要在一起," is officially translated on its Youtube page as "Long Distance." (See player below.) It's a very emotive and heartfelt ballad […]
  • G.E.M. - XPOSED
    G.E.M. - XPOSED Release Date:  7/17/12 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment G.E.M. is one of China's biggest pop stars of all-time. In fact, she's hugely popular all around the world, even in New Zealand. If you're not familiar with her, please read this review and consider checking her out. This album would get five stars out […]