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Anne-Simone Bittersweet Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Anne-Simone's Bittersweet Album Review

Artist: Anne-Simone Album: Bittersweet Album Co-produced By: Steve Fisk and Anne-Simone Passionately contemplating the true emotions of the one person who has long known you the best is a continuous struggle many people face as they strive to determine where their relationship is truly headed. Versatile musician Anne-Simone, a Seattle resident who co-produced her upcoming debut album, ‘Bittersweet,’ enthrallingly expressed her relatable and gripping exploration of heartbreak in the album’s six songs. On the record, which is set to be released on January 11, 2015, the singer-songwriter engagingly revealed her most venerable feelings of not entirely knowing where she stands with the person she so devotedly loves. Simone, who’s also  [ Read More ]

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Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Will Honor the Music Industry During the Pre-Grammy Gala

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will honor the music industry during the annual Pre-Grammy Gala, which is scheduled to occur on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The gala, which will take place the night before the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The Pre-Grammy Gala, which is being sponsored by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, JBL and MasterCard Worldwide, will feature special musical performances. The gala will also include the 2015 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons, which will honor Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier. He will be presented with the President’s Merit Award, in recognition of his contributions  [ Read More ]

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A Most Violent Year Gets A New Clip

Posted by Rudie Obias On November - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Williams, Elyes Gabel, Harris Yulin, and Giselle Eisenberg. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor. “A Most Violent Year” opens in a limited release in NYC  [ Read More ]

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Stingray Music Now on FilmOn

Posted by monique On November - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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Stingray Music is now available at FilmOn! Music lovers now have even more choices now that FilmOn has brought Stingray Music’s library to their lineup of live channels. Stingray Music is a music network that plays tons of tracks all day every day. As its website states, “[i]t’s a one-stop musical universe where you’ll have access to music that matches your every mood, anytime you want, day or night.” Every channel offers digital-quality sound and are programmed by real people, not robots. Even better: All of Stingray Music’s channels are commercial-free. Stingray Music is stationed in Canada and is proud to share the talents of Canadian musicians with the world.  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Blothar on GWAR’s Future, Oderus & A Possible Video Game

Posted by Melissa Molina On November - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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GWAR has been hypnotizing their fans around the world with their costumes, story lines and most importantly their music for decades. The band has been able to successfully sustain their popularity, a fantastic feat for any musicians out there. Earlier this year they took a major hit when their fearless leader Oderus Urungus (David Murray Brockie) passed away, leaving a huge vacant spot in the lead singer department. It hit GWAR fans really hard, but rather than fade into obscurity, the band continued on. They quickly filled the void with not just one, but two new Scumdog singers – Blothar (Mike Bishop) and Vulvatron (Kim Dylla). In the blink of  [ Read More ]

Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart Lead Returning Cast as London Has Fallen Begins Filming

Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart are setting out to save civilization again, as principal photography on their sequel, ‘London Has Fallen,’ has begun on location in the film’s titular city. The former actor, who is also producing the follow-up, is reprising his role as Secret service agent Mike Banning. The later is once again portraying the President of the United States, Benjamin Asher, in the sequel. Other cast members who are returning to the follow-up to last year’s worldwide smash hit action film, ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ include Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, as Vice President Trumbull; Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, as Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs; and Academy Award winner  [ Read More ]

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Dimestore Prophets Be Yourself EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
Dimestore Prophets Be Yourself EP Review

Artist: Dimestore Prophets EP: Be Yourself Production: Ben Smith Studio: Synergy Productions, Seattle, Washington Mixed: Ben Smith, Jason Shavey and Mark Trutanich 2nd Engineer: Sean Walker Soulfully emphasizing the equally joyful and painful experiences of initially finding, and then determinedly trying to hold onto, true love in such a sympathetic and gripping way that allows people to instantly relate to those passionate feelings can be a difficult challenge for musicians. But the Moses Lake, Washington-based reggae-rock-pop band, Dimestore Prophets, effortlessly and enchantingly did just that with their latest EP, ‘Be Yourself,’ which is now available. Through the strikingly impressive vocals of singer Ray Glover, which are set against an intriguingly  [ Read More ]

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Watch Hard Rock Festival Knotfest Live!

Posted by monique On October - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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Oct. 25-26 is a weekend full of rock and roll! Knotfest, the biggest metal concert ever put on in America, is taking place and you’re invited! If you’re able to attend the festival in person at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Campgrounds in San Bernadino, CA, that’s awesome, but if you’re not able to make it in person, we’ve got it right here for you at ShockYa! Look below this post for a live stream of the festival. The festival is hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and Hardrive’s Joe Brutus. Bands scheduled to perform include Slipknot, Danzig, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament and many  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Exclusive Interview with Rapper DaForce Dawg

Exclusive Interview with rapper DaForce Dawg DaForce Dawg is an unconventional rapper, not only because he’s originally from Canada, not only because as an enfant prodige he took a guitar in his hands at the age of 5, the drums at 9 and by the time he was ten years old he had his own band. His being out of the ordinary can be spotted straight away in his sound and multi platform stages: his free-flowing style, over hitting hip-hop beats, magically blends with his strong social media presence. His talents as a producer has made him sought after by many independent artists, and despite he was approached by Warner  [ Read More ]

Alki David Plans to Take Rap Battles Mainstream

Posted by monique On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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Alki David is making his feeling clear about where he wants to take rap battles. In an interview with LA Weekly, he stated his intentions to bring rap battles to the mainstream. Rap battles have always been a part of David’s life. According to the article, David has loved rap battles since encountering them in the early 1980s while as a breakdancing young man in London’s Covent Garden. FilmOn’s upcoming “Ether” rap battle between Dizaster and Cassidy is one step David is taking to create rap battles that aren’t censored. “Television is fraught with FCC rules and so much compliance that it makes it very difficult to allow artists to  [ Read More ]

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Ashanti Releases New Single Early in the Morning Featuring French Montana

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ashanti released her new single, ‘Early in the Morning,’ featuring French Montana, today, in support of her latest studio album, ‘Braveheart.’ The musician’s latest song and #1 independent record, which was released by Written Entertainment/eOne Music, are now available on iTunes. The video for ‘Early in the Morning’ premiered today on VEMO, and is also set to be featured on BET’s ’106 and Park’ on Monday, October 20. Ashanti will be on hand to introduce the video on the hip hop and R&B countdown show. The video for ‘Early in the Morning’ was shot at P. Diddy’s studio, Daddy’s House, and was directed by Eif Rivera. The helmer  [ Read More ]

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San Bernardino: Knotfest Band Set Times Released

Posted by Melissa Molina On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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Slipknot’s KNOTFEST-the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America—has revealed band performance times for the three day destination festival to be held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. In addition, the complete roster of KNOTFEST sponsors have been announced. Nearly a dozen sponsors will be on hand, offering promotions and additional activities for KNOTFEST attendees. KNOTFEST–powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and hosted by Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) and Lou Brutus (hardDrive)–boasts a massive lineup of over 50 bands playing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the biggest names in metal–including Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men,  [ Read More ]

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Legendary hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has a lot going for them these days. Apart from reveling in their status as hip-hop royalty, the group has announced that they’re launching their very own internet-only television channel as well as a record label and community development plan for their hometown of Cleveland, OH. According to Cleveland.com, the group announced an Oct. 16 show at the Masonic Auditorium. This show will also be broadcast to internet fans on ETV.com, part of FilmOn Networks‘ lineup of services. ETV.com gives creators the ability to create their own pay-per-view events for their fans. Creators can also collect tips and donations from their viewers. In this case,  [ Read More ]

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Michael Leonard Witham’s A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Michael Leonard Witham's A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

The enthrallingly natural ability to compellingly tell a relatable story through raw vocals and powerful instrumentals, particularly on a first record, is a tremendously difficult task. But Michael Leonard Witham, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, defied the odds to create a gripping debut album, the folk rock-alternative country-driven ‘A Scandal In The Violets.’ The record, which intriguingly mixes musical style elements of such diverse talents as Jack White, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, uniquely explores all corners of the human heart through its soulful vocals and instrumentals. Witham, who’s set to release the Americana-infused ‘A Scandal In The Violets’ on October 21, proves he’s the true epitome of a  [ Read More ]

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Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Fans of The Velvet Underground must read this article, because there’s some big information about one of the band’s most legendary albums. The band’s 1969 self-titled third album is coming back for a 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition. “The Velvet Underground” will be re-released by Polydor/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) as a six-cd set with 65 tracks, featuring different mixes (including the remastered stereo mix by MGM house engineer Luis Pastor “Val” Valentin), a set of 1969 recordings from The Record Plant in New York City (recordings that were supposed to make up their fourth album), live recordings from The Matrix in San Francisco and a case-bound book and liner notes  [ Read More ]

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