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Albini Was Right About The Music Industry – We’re Not Screwed After All

The music industry – We’re not really that screwed. Sure thing seem bleak, and yes, nobody actually buys music anymore, but 15 years or so into the age of piracy, I don’t really get the impression that the industry is going to collapse on itself more than it already has or that we should all...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival Day 4 – The Festival Comes to an End (In Honor of Corey Mitchell)

Housecore Horror Film Festival was quite the success last year. This Phil Anselmo curated event immediately garnered special attention from the metal world. This was to be the festivals second edition, and it was poised to be bigger than ever. Four days of metal thrashing fun, Housecore proved to be quite the success. However I...

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#footheroom Saving an Underground Venue

It’s an idea that seems almost to serendipitous to come true. It’s the sort of things movies are based off of. It’s #footheroom. Vern Nickerson opened up his own venue, The Room, with a buddy 4 years ago and since then it’s become his passion. He’s been able to book big bands from around the...

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Brazilian vibes on show for all to see at this summer’s World Cup

With the 20th edition of the Football World Cup (or Soccer to you pesky Americans!), kicking off in just under a month’s time in Brazil, aside from all the sporting goodness that will take place for a whole 31 days, what state are the musical prospects of the prosperous South American country in? Well, if...

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Scroobius Pip & Dan le Sac rock and roll in one of their last-ever gigs (3/5/14)

Marketed as the penultimate-ever venue gig between the two artists, a throng of a few hundred Scroobius Pip and Dan le Sac fans packed the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham to see their heroes bring the house down. And they certainly matched expectations! Dan and Scroob have always been a mysterious, yet perfect pairing, a strong compliment...

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Handmade Festival 2014 headliners rule the roost

For its second year, the burgeoning Handmade Festival, situated in a number of venues across the inner-city landscape of Leicester, brought in a diverse range of acts once again. Headliners for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday amounted to Irish experimentalists And So I Watch You From Afar, Japanese pop-rock girl-band Shonen Knife and the rousing acoustics of Dry the...

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Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Public Service Broadcasting are a hard duo to describe; one part electro, one part rock, one part old-timey samples, the Brits are a unique act that’s for sure. Having not been massively into their recorded material to-date, I went over to Leicester’s O2 Academy full of skepticism, not sure whether I’d be disappointed or very...

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7 of the Best Bands at Reading & Leeds 2014

Probably the most favoured festivals of the UK’s youth; Reading and Leeds 2014 have just announced a sizeable chunk of the bands on offer for this summer’s shindig. Here’s a look at a select few of those bands and artists… 1. Metronomy Their fourth album, ‘Love Letters’, has just been released to critical acclaim, and with...

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Prince on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Has Prince revolutionized the way artists market their music?

This time last week in a little flat in East London, something magical was in the works; the return of pop legend Prince. The 55-year-old had previously dropped hints of holding a press conference in his friend and fellow musician, Lianne La Havas’ residence. Well come February 5th, he’d done just that, allowing just a...

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6 New(ish) Acts to Look Out For in 2014

One of my favourite things about a new year is getting a new wave of sounds and faces in the music industry. It freshens things up and it’s great to see and hear a bucketload of talent. Here are my faves of the new year thus far! Courtney Barnett The artist I’m most excited about...

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Beck on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

6 Most Anticipated Music Releases of 2014 (January-June)

With a new year, comes a whole new bunch of releases from some of the most revered artists around, let’s look at some of the biggest and best to come during the first half of 2014… Warpaint American indie rockers Warpaint see their second studio album released in just a couple of weeks time. The...

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Childish Gambino’s follow-up is as daring as ever, as ‘Because the Internet’ finally drops

Donald Glover is a strange man. An established comedian, writer on ‘30 Rock’ and star on cult US sitcom ‘Community’, he is a funny, funny man. But, it turns out music is his main passion, as he returns with his second official album release, ‘Because the Internet’, and his alter-ego Childish Gambino comes to the...

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