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NEWS ROUNDUP 2/17/13

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has changed his Twitter name to Justin Bieber. Because his account was already verified, it still appears as a verified account even though he changed the name, thus duping even more people than would normally be fooled by something like this. Carney’s reason for doing this would...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 02/15/13

Kate Nash has announced that she’s “hitting the great American road in March with my all-girl full band and I’m bringing Because I am a Girl with me!” Tour dates and tickets are available here: http://www.myignorantyouth.com/tour/ Hotel Diablo’s Alex Grossi posted some news on Facebook: “It Looks like Gilby Clarke and Chris Wyse...
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REVIEW: IMAGINE DRAGONS: THE ARCHIVE EP

Las Vegas indie rock darlings Imagine Dragons have recently re:released their stunning 2012 debut, Night Visions, in a deluxe edition which now comes with five bonus tracks, known collectively as The Archive EP. The EP is available to be purchased alone on iTunes. “Round & Round” starts off with electric and acoustic guitars...
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NEWS ROUNDUP 2/14/13

Today Jessie Ware covered Rihanna’s “Diamonds” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS6kSagTixk Lana Del Rey has unveiled her video for “Burning Desire”: http://youtu.be/hNcGgGMXXTs Check out the 2013 Hangout Music Fest line up: http://hangoutmusicfest.com/lineup/  It includes Tom Petty, Kings Of Leon, The Shins, Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit and lots of other uber-talented cats....
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LADY GAGA CANCELS REMAINDER OF TOUR

From her site: Born This Way Ball Tour Cancellation Thursday, 12 February 2013 – For immediate release. Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled. After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/13/13

Karin Park, Chvrches, Au Palais and other artists will be holding a non-profit event called FREEDOM in London to mark the one year anniversary since Pussy Riot’s infamous “Punk Prayer” in Moscow. As you probably know, three members of the group were found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to...
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REVIEW: PLACEBO: B3

This 5 song E.P. was released digitally last November. It was also released physically, though the CD is a limited edition collector’s item. (I actually just saw the CD on Amazon for less $$ than the download, so I’d recommend grabbing that.) The Amazon product description states, “While not a reflection of the...
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NEWS ROUNDUP: 2/12/13

Hurts are giving away a free download of their smashing new song “Sandman” over at: http://www.informationhurts.com/gb/splash/ It’s quite the nice track, meshing their usual dark pop sensibility with something of an R&B beat. Michael Stipe and Courtney Love will be doing a duet on “Rio Grande” on Johnny Depp’s upcoming “pirate compilation.” It’s...
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NEWS: LADY GAGA CANCELS SHOWS

Lady Gaga has regretfully been forced to cancel two dates of her Born This Way Ball.  She posted the following message for fans on Facebook: “There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Way Ball. Im so sorry. I barely know what to say. I’ve been hiding...
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REVIEW: BLOOD RED SHOES: WATER

Last year Blood Red Shoes, the duo consisting of Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter, released one of the year’s very best albums in the form of In Time To Voices. Why they stopped promoting that and released a new 3 song E.P. is beyond me, but I’ll take all of the tunes from...
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PLAYLIST: BACK TO MINE: MICHAEL MCCARTHY (with commentary!)

PLAYLIST: BACK TO MINE: MICHAEL MCCARTHY There’s a series of chill-out mixes compiled by various artists called Back To Mine. (“Back to mine?” is what they say in England when someone asks someone to go back to their place, usually to have sex.) They’re basically mixes for, well, making love. I decided to...
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