Bloc Party Working On Fifth Full-Length

March 17th, 2015
After going on hiatus in mid-2013, it looks like Bloc Party are back in action at work on a new full-length that would follow their previous LP Four and EP The Nextwave Sessions. Kele spoke with Veronica and Lewis at Triple J about the group's return and performed an acoustic preview of a new track called "Exes". Take a listen to the full interview here and stream the live acoustic "Exes" ...

Drake, J. Cole, Big Sean, Kevin Hart, YG,...

March 17th, 2015
Drake has enlisted comedian Kevin Hart, Big Sean, and the Forest Hills Drive Tour featuring J. Cole, YG, and Jeremih for 2015's OVO Fest in Toronto on the August 2-3 weekend. Drake will be performing with special guests, who have yet to be announced. You can grab tickets when they go on sale on March 20th.

Earl Sweatshirt Delivers New LP 'I Don't...

March 17th, 2015
After a string of high profile sudden album drops from Azealia Banks, D'Angelo, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar over the last few months, Earl Sweatshirt is the latest in line to surprise us with a new full-length at a moment's notice. Earl's latest effort is titled I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside and it will be out on March 23rd. Check out the album art, tracklisting, and new music video for "Grief" below.



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The New Pornographers Map Out Summer Tour...

March 12th, 2015
Indie pop supergroup The New Pornographers will be making a run of European and North American tour dates this summer including festival stops at Sasquatch!, Primavera Sound, NXNE, and Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago. The band continue to support their 2014 album Brill Bruisers. Check out all of the dates below.

Tour Dates
05-22-2015 / Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
05-29-2015 / Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
05-30-2015 / Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli De Delling
05-31-2015 / Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
06-01-2015 / Aarhus, Denmark @ Fonden Voxhall
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Muse Set Release For New LP 'Drones',...

March 12th, 2015
Muse have returned with the announcement of a new full-length entitled Drones that will arrive on June 8th. The last album was 2012's The 2nd Law, which featured the smash "Madness". The band are streaming a promo single called "Psycho" and you can watch the lyric video below.

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Dashboard Confessional & Third Eye Blind...

March 11th, 2015
Emo heroes Dashboard Confessional and alt-rock powerhouse Third Eye Blind will be making a co-headlining tour through North America this summer in support of making the teen angst and sexually frustrated part in all of us very satisfied. It's been some time since either of these bands delivered a new album to us, so hopefully we'll hear some news on that front in the near future as well. For now, check out all of the tour dates below.

Tour Dates
05-29-15 / Jacobs Pavilion Nautica @ Cleveland, OH
05-30-15 / Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park @ Indianapolis, IN
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Kendrick Lamar Unveils New LP 'To Pimp A...

March 11th, 2015
Kendrick Lamar will drop his highly anticipated follow-up to 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d. city on March 23rd. The new album is called To Pimp A Butterfly and will feature the intense, excellent single "The Blacker The Berry". Take a look at the album artwork, listen to "The Blacker The Berry", and see the album's tracklisting below.

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Lana Del Rey & Courtney Love Team For US...

December 1st, 2014
Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love will join up for a Spring tour through the western United States starting on May 7th in The Woodlands, Texas. The two have only announced eight shows together before Lana continues through the rest of the country without Love. Del Rey released her latest album, Ultraviolence, earlier this year to much acclaim. Check out the dates below.

Lana Del Rey Tour Dates
05-07-2015 / The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (with Courtney Love)
05-09-2015 / Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (with Courtney Love)
05-12-2015 / Morrison, CO @ Red...

Amon Amarth Announces Fall Tour with...

June 7th, 2014
Viking Metal giants Amon Amarth have been crushing heads and leaving a trail of devastation in their wake for many moons, and they'll continue to do so this fall. With the recent Deceiver of the Gods still fresh in memory, the band will be hitting the road with the anthemic Sabaton and our favorite blackened thrashers in Skeletonwitch. The tour will be hitting smaller markets, so make sure to check out the arena-ready tour when it comes to you:

09/25 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
09/26 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
09/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
09/29 Portland, OR – Wonder...

80/35 2014 Releases Second Wave of Artists...

June 7th, 2014
After much waiting and anticipation, the venerable Cake has been announced as the second headliner for this year's 80/35 Festival in Des Moines, IA. Also announced in the second wave of bands include Surfer Blood, Those Darlin's, Pert Near Sandstone, Boy and Bear, The Whigs, King Fantastic, and more. They join already announced acts such as Conor Oberst, Dr. Dog, and Ziggy Marley. The festival takes place July 4th and 5th in downtown Des Moines, and all pertinent details can be found at www.80-35.com.

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Live Review: Sky Ferreira / Trouble Lights

June 3rd, 2014
Live Review: Sky Ferreira w/ Trouble Lights
Blue Moose Tap House, Iowa City, IA, 5/8/14

Each year the University of Iowa tries to spur civic duty with the 10,000 Hours show. If one logs at least ten hours of volunteer work, one gets a free ticket to a concert. In the past, the show has featured such acts as Ben Folds, Cake, Guster, and Girl Talk. This year, our friends at SCOPE brought the rising Sky Ferreira to the Blue Moose Tap House.

Opening the show were our good friends in Trouble Lights. I’ve spoken at length about the duo in the past, and everything I have said remains true. ...
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