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Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset

Daft Punk Explode into the Sunset After 28 years of bringing house music to the masses, Daft Punk announced their dissolution with a dramatic video post. Featuring excerpts from their 2006 film Electroma, the video entitled ‘Epilogue’ shows the helmeted French duo walking off into the desert. Bot 1 activates a self-destruct sequence on Bot...

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Monday Night Football Returns with help from Little Richard and Butcher Brown

By ELI JACE > Tonight Monday Night Football returns to ESPN with a doubleheader for its 50th season. Many things will be different this year, but when the NFL’s pre-kickoff festivities get underway a new jam will charge up the night. Little Richard’s “Rip It Up (Feat. Butcher Brown)” will be the new starting bell...

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Shawna Virago to Perform at Utah Transgender Pride Festival This Weekend, a Virtual Event presented by Genderbands

Shawna Virago to Perform at Utah Transgender Pride Festival This Weekend, a Virtual Event presented by Genderbands Celebrated folk punk singer songwriter Shawna Virago will be performing this weekend for a special virtual event. “I’ll be playing twang filled folk punk at this event, where all genders are welcome.” News from Genderbands below: Genderbands is...

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Stones Dig Goat’s Head Soup from Their Vault

By ELI JACE > The Rolling Stones are taking the Clorox wipes to Goat’s Head Soup. Last week The Estate announced the upcoming deluxe reissue of the Stones’ underrated 70s album, with a new look and new tunes. The deluxe version, available September 4, includes an extra disc with 3 unheard outtake tracks, instrumental versions,...

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Music From the Women of New Nashville

Music From the Women of New Nashville   By Jessica Brant   Demystifying the music industry inside Nashville’s throbbing heartbeat is a task left to niche music journalists excited to crack open its chasm and expose undercover talent. Nicknamed the “Buckle of the Bible Belt,” and home to the Grand Ol’ Opry and North America’s...

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Playlist: Celebrate Black Music Month With New Releases From Black Indie Artists

[metaslider id=14909] Playlist: Celebrate Black Music Month With New Releases From Black Indie Artists While Black Music Month was initiated over 40 years ago by President Jimmy Carter, in the current climate here in 2020 it seems even more important to recognize black Americans and black artists around the world for their massive contribution to...

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BET Awards 2020: Public Enemy Deliver Monumental Black Lives Matter Performance with Nas, Rapsody, The Roots, Jahi and YG

BET Awards 2020: Public Enemy Deliver Monumental Black Lives Matter Performance at BET Awards with Nas, Rapsody, The Roots, Jahi and YG Last night’s BET Awards went off like a power keg, partially thanks to the undeniably explosive opening performance by Public Enemy and friends. Nas, Rapsody, Jahi, YG and Black Thought helped Chuck D...

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Bandcamp Donating Juneteenth Proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: 17 New Releases to Listen and Buy

Bandcamp Support Racial Justice By Donating Juneteenth Proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Always taking a positive lead in the underground music community, Bandcamp recently made a statement pledging it’s support for racial justice, equality and change, opting to donate 100 % of profits this Juneteenth (and every following Juneteenth) to the NAACP Legal...

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Mr. Bungle Return With Extremely Timely Cover of The Exploited’s politically-charged anthem, “USA”

Mr. Bungle are back with a timely cover of one of their shared influences, uncompromising punks The Exploited and their song “USA”. Info below from the band’s Bandcamp. 100% of the proceeds from this track will go to MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund through July 4th: www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund Buy the limited-edition t-shirt until July 4th by visiting our...

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Industry News: The Music Industry and Other Media Outlets Will Stage a ‘Blackout’ Tuesday

By now, most people in the music industry as well as fans have heard about the music industry’s plans to stage a digital protest, a “blackout” of music and entertainment media in solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement and protesters marching about recent events. On May 25, 2020, a video was released of a white police...

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This Week Marks the Deaths of Ian Curtis, Chris Cornell; Artist Mental Health Now More Important than Ever

[metaslider id=14529] It seems like reminders come up every few days about the anniversaries of musicians’ deaths, with two genre-definers of the lot having passed just this week. 40 years on, the influence of Ian Curtis and his band Joy Division can still be felt on every part of modern music, with post punk and...

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Lockdown Get-Down: Check Out All the Art, Music and Other Stuff You Can Do This Weekend

[metaslider id=13809]For many of us who have been self-isolating and now may be on mandatory quarantine, it’s been the ultimate Netflix and chill marathon. But even watching all the seasons of Friends in a row and contributing to the baby boom that will inevitably happen this December can get boring. Despite being one of the hardest...

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