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Jon C. Ireson’s Top Albums of 2021

Jon C. Ireson’s Top Albums of 2021 With the entirety of 2021 lived under the thumb of the pandemic, this year was again focused on recorded music. Aside from ill-advised super-spreader events in the southern states during the summer and a slew of cancelled/restricted shows in the fall, the live music scene was crippled once...

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Jon Anderson of Two Story Melody on How to Promote Indie Music

Jon Anderson of Two Story Melody on How to Promote Indie Music Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and interview someone I admire in the music industry for their practical, no-nonsense approach, Jon Anderson, founder of Two Story Melody. Jon introduces independent musicians to the public in proper context by telling their stories....

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Shawna Virago’s “High Road No. 6” Music Video to Premiere at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Shawna Virago’s “High Road No. 6” Music Video to Premiere at San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Transgender Music Pioneer and cult solo folk punk/alt country artist Shawna Virago‘s new music video “High Road No. 6”, out now via Tranimal Records, will see it’s festival premiere at the upcoming San Francisco Transgender Film Festival taking place...

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Charlie Watts: The Backbone of Rock n Roll

Charlie Watts: The Backbone of Rock n Roll The passing of the inimitable Charlie Watts, the Wembley Whammer, is a huge blow to rock n roll and the music community at large. Charlie was the anchor of the world’s quintessential rock n roll band. (Arguments over The Beatles vs. The Stones will go on forever....

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Bandcamp Holds Second Juneteenth Fundraiser Next Friday

By ELI JACE > Next Friday, June 18th, Bandcamp is set to lend a helping hand, as they often do. For their second annual Juneteenth fundraiser, when you purchase any music through the site, every cent will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which helps to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and...

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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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