Archive for the ‘MUSIC’ Category

Hip Hop Artist Chuckie Campbell Announces His Taking Back Tomorrow Tour

Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction have announced that their promotional tour for their new album, ‘Taking Back Tomorrow,’ will run through September 5, primarily across the western United States. The award-winning Buffalo hip hop artist is set to complete his current tour on September 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chuckie Campbell & The Phaction’s North American Summer Tour: The West also features fellow Buffalo hip-hop-rap-new school artist, G Premacy, who’s performing selective tracks from his album, The Move. ‘Taking Back Tomorrow’ features some of today’s most groundbreaking voices, including Iesha Green (who shares songwriting credits with Rihanna) and Heidi Feek (the daughter of country music stars, Joey and Rory Feek).  [ Read More ]

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FilmOn TV is about to expand its programming and audience with hip-hop mogul and icon Damon Dash. The online streaming network will launch Dame Dash TV to offer its viewers the very best in business, music, and style. Dame Dash TV will offer a number of hot programs, such as “Intelligent Boss Moves” with starring Dash and Dr. Boyce Watkins, “Hip Hop Motivation,” a new talk show that will feature guests like rapper Cam’ron and boxer Andre Berto, “The Secret to Ballin’,” a guide to getting rich and successful with insight from executives and artists like Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, and Chris Brown. “What you’re watching now is the DNA  [ Read More ]

Regina Spektor’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps Music Video Premieres to Support Kubo and the Two Strings

The new music video showcasing Sire Records artist Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ has officially debuted. The video’s premiere supports the song being included on Warner Bros. Records’ original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ which is now available. The track can also be heard in the upcoming animated family movie. ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is set to be distributed in theaters nationwide this Friday by animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features. The companies have released the following synopsis for the adventure film: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed  [ Read More ]

Gain Insight Into The Mind’s Eye with Pasadena Screening and Q&A

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 5 - 2016 0 Comment
Gain Insight Into The Mind's Eye with LA Screening and Q&A

Graham Skipper and Lauren Ashley Carter are using their psychokinetic capabilities in order to save their lives in their new horror film, ‘The Mind’s Eye.’ In celebration of RLJ Entertainment distributing the mind-altering movie this weekend in theaters and On Demand and iTunes, the thriller will have its opening day screening tonight at 7:30 pm at the Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, California. There will be a Q&A following the screening with ‘The Mind’s Eye’s writer-director, Joe Begos, actors Graham Skipper and Matt Mercer, and producers Josh Ether and Zak Zeman. Acclaimed genre filmmaker, Mickey Keating, will moderate the Q&A. Tickets for the screening and A&A can be purchased online,  [ Read More ]

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SXSW Announces Select Speakers and Expanded Access for All Badge Types for 2017

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced its first wave of speakers for the 2017 event, which is scheduled to run March 10-19, 2017. While the speakers cut a wide swath across the tech, film, music, television, business, sports and journalism fields, most reflect the cross-collaboration SXSW is known for: multi-hyphenate luminaries and emerging talent working across industries and platforms. Speakers at SXSW 2017 will include Keynotes Jennifer Doudna and Jill Soloway. The Featured Speakers will include Dan Lyons, Mary Lou Jepsen, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Candice Morgan, Adam Savage, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Gary Vaynerchuk and Amber Venz Box. New for 2017, the Interactive, Film and Music badges will now include  [ Read More ]

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Bazodee Celebrates New Caribbean-Inspired Bollywood Music with Official Trailer and Poster

The devoted daughter of a hard-working businessman is proving her loyalty to her father, while also discovering her true love, in the official trailer and poster for the upcoming musical film, ‘Bazodee.’ The romantic drama, which is set to be released in theaters on August 5, was directed by Todd Kessler and written by Claire Ince. ‘Bazodee’ stars Natalie Perera as the daughter, Kabir Bedi as her father, Machel Montano as her love interest, as well as Teneille Newallo, Rahul Nath, Chris Smith, Valmike Rampersad, Staz Nair and Kriss Dosanjh. In anticipation of the romantic musical’s theatrical release, Montano, who’s known as the King of Soca, has also unveiled the  [ Read More ]

FilmOn and Dame Dash TV Creating Lifestyle Programming For the Millennial Generation

The idea that opposites do attract is taking on a whole new meaning. FilmOn TV, the biggest online platform for free television and programming, is further uniting fans of such diverse musical styles as Latin and Urban, and distinct hobbies as celebrity news, sports, cars and travel, with its 59 new channels. More than a dozen additional channels are also set to go live in the coming weeks and months. The 59 new channels that were recently launched by FilmOn TV, which is owned by founder Alki David, include: Oi2 Media has released its first 50 global and free audio-stream music channels and radio stations, and is set to release  [ Read More ]

Post Death Soundtrack’s The Unlearning Curve Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Post Death Soundtrack's The Unlearning Curve Album Review

Band: Post Death Soundtrack, featuring Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson Album: The Unlearning Curve Production: All songs by Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson, except track 7 by Colin Everall, Kenneth Buck, Steve Moore and Jon Ireson Vocals by Steve Moore and Kenneth Buck Lyrics by Steve Moore and Kenneth Buck, except chorus of track 5 by Colin Everall Produced and Engineered by Kenneth Buck and Jon Ireson Mastered at Suite Sound Labs in Vancouver Taking the soulful journey into the realm of self-discovery can be a powerful healing process for many people as they strive to regain control over their destinies. The Canadian-based band, Post Death  [ Read More ]

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FilmOn and Dame Dash TV Creating Lifestyle Programming For the Millennial Generation

Dame Dash TV (DDTV) is set to deliver the latest lifestyle news to the Millennial Generation, as the lifestyle network has partnered with FilmOn. DDTV, which is now live, can be found under the Celebrity TV genre on FilmOn.com, the world’s largest streaming TV and radio network. The lifestyle network, which can also be accessed directly through its homepage on FilmOn’s official website, features scripted and unscripted content that focuses on music, movies, fashion art and information. DDTV follows Damon Dash, who’s best known for working with Jay Z and Kareem Burke to co-found Roc-A-Fella Records, for which he also served as the CEO, exploring the latest lifestyle trends. One  [ Read More ]

Categories: FASHION, MOVIES, MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, NEWS

SakkieFTW’s Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SakkieFTW's Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Artist: SakkieFTW EP: Experiment 1.3.2 Production: Written by SakkieFTW on Reason 8; Mixed and Mastered by Adam Veenendaal Honoring cherished beats that help make intense genre music thrive, while also incorporating your own intriguing instrumentals, can be a challenge that not all musicians can conquer. But Vancouver-based Dubstep-DnB artist, SakkieFTW, is proving that mixing classical and uniquely modern sounds can ultimately form one of the most pulsating and captivating EPs of the year. The musician has released the memorable and defining five-track EP, ‘Experiment 1.3.2,’ which isn’t afraid to push boundaries and appeal to a variety of listeners. The stunning EP beings with the intense track ‘Spiral,’ which features the  [ Read More ]

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Singer-Songwriter Christian O. Reveals We Got Tonight In New Lyric Video

Leaving listeners with a deliberate sense of self-empowerment is a vital component for all soulful musicians. Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Christian O., is naturally inspiring his fans with his latest song, ‘We Got Tonight,’ for which he has recently released a lyric video. The New York City native, who is currently living in Los Angeles, has released six singles since he arrived on the West Coast last October. Christian is now preparing to unveil his debut EP, ‘A Little Bit of Everything,’ this month, and is set to drop his first studio album in August. The poet is also about to distribute his third music video, while on pre-production of the fourth.  [ Read More ]

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One of the most events in all of hip-hop is Summer Jam from Hot 97 in New York City. Now the annual event will be broadcast live on FilmOn TV in a multiple-year deal for streaming rights. FilmOn CEO Alki David, Emmis New York GM Charlie Morgan, and Hot 97 air personality Ebro Darden announced the winner of 2016′s ” Who’s Next” and it’s… Bed-Stuy’s own Wxlfman!!! He was awarded a $50,000 cash prize and a recording contract with FilmOn Music and MondoTunes worth $1 million. “Wxlfman slayed, night after night,” said FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David in a press release. “He’s a child of hip-hop’s mid-90′s, adolescent years  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Christopher Duddy Talks It's So Easy and Other Lies (Exclusive)

Music fans are often enthralled with the idea of the high-powered lifestyle that their favorite musicians seemingly live, and fail to realize that their public persona is usually an act that’s constructed to help promote their latest albums. But musicians usually become more willing to honesty share the details of their personal struggles once they overcome the biggest conflicts in their lives. That’s certainly the case in co-writer-director-producer Christopher Duddy’s new autobiographical music documentary, ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies.’ The film powerfully chronicles the battles that Guns N’ Roses founding member and bass player, Duff McKagan, has contended with throughout his life. Featuring exclusive archival footage, ‘It’s So Easy  [ Read More ]

3Bubble and J.Gray Live From the Pentagon Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
3Bubble and J.Gray Live From the Pentagon Album Review

Artists: 3Bubble and J.Gray Album: Live From the Pentagon Production: Dope Boyz, Mantra and AllArounda Reveling in their accomplishments is a goal that many people strive to achieve in their lives, but they often neglect to remember one of the most important aspects that helped them obtain their success: the determination and drive that was required to accomplish their objectives. But Houston rappers 3Bubble and J.Gray, who share a passionate love for creating music, understand the importance of dedication. They have both put endless pressure on themselves, including having lengthy recording sessions in the studio, in order to find triumph in sharing their voices with the public. The duo proved  [ Read More ]

Chris Wirsig’s The 13 Crystal Skulls Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 11 - 2016 0 Comment
Chris Wirsig's The 13 Crystal Skulls Album Review

Artist: Chris Wirsig (keyboards, vocals) Album: The 13 Crystal Skulls Production: Chris Wirsig Gracefully capturing the sophistication that intriguingly drives the joy of dreams and the equally agonizing pain of nightmares is a challenge that many musicians aren’t able to accomplish, particularly without a heavy reliance on vocals. But San Francisco-based composer Chris Wirsig has captivatingly been able to effortlessly highlight the intensity that motivates his alluring imagination and harrowing visions through his latest instrumental-led songs. His 13 new tracks that are featured on his upcoming album, ‘The 13 Crystal Skulls,’ which is set to be released this Friday, May 13, powerfully highlight the emotions of his fantasies. Wirsig, who  [ Read More ]

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