Friday, April 9, 2010


Where ya been, girl? Check out Macy Gray gettin' funky with cheerleaders and skater boys in this Adria Petty directed music video. This is the first single from Macy's forthcoming album 'The Sellout'.

Macy Gray will be headlining a FREE concert at NYC's Webster Hall on 4/19/10. Visit to find out how you can win free tickets.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


As most of you already know, I'm a huge fan of music that comes out of Australia. I don't know why, but my obsession with Australia grows daily. I honestly think I'm supposed to live there. Anyway, here is another band that I'm really digging right now. They are called The Middle East and they are coming to a town near you! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!

Check out all the latest tour dates below:

4/14--University of California--Davis, CA (w/ Passion Pit & Mayer Hawthorne)
4/15--Fox Theater--Pomona, CA (w/ Pavement)
4/16--Soho Restaurant and Music Club--Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Beach House)
4/18--Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival--Indio, CA
4/19--The Clubhouse--Tempe, AZ (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/21--Walter’s on Washington--Houston, TX (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/22--The Loft--Dallas, TX (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/23--Revolution--Little Rock, AR (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
4/24--Masquerade Music Park--Atlanta, GA (w/ Frightened Rabbit)~
5/5--Horseshoe--Toronto, ON
5/6--The Ladies Literary Club at Calvin College--Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/7--Magic Stick--Detroit, MI (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/8--Andy Warhol Museum--Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/9--Big Orbit’s Soundlab--Buffalo, NY (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/11--Space--Portland, ME (w/ Laura Marling)%
5/13--Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire--Montreal, QC (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/14--The Middle East Downstairs--Cambridge, MA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/16--The Fillmore at TLA--Philadelphia, PA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/17--Music Hall of Williamsburg--Brooklyn, NY (w/ Mumford & Sons)
**SOLD OUT** ^
5/18--Webster Hall--New York, NY (w/ Mumford & Sons)
**SOLD OUT** ^
5/19--Mercury Lounge--New York, NY ^
5/20--930 Club--Washington, DC (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/21--Beachland Ballroom--Cleveland, OH (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/22--Wexner Center--Columbus, OH (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/24--Lincoln Hall--Chicago, IL (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/25--Varsity Theater--Minneapolis, MN (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/29--Sasquatch Music Festival--Quincy, WA
5/30--560 Club--Vancouver, BC (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
5/31--Aladdin Theater--Portland, OR (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/2--Slim’s--San Francisco, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/4--The Music Box--Los Angeles, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons)
**SOLD OUT** ^
6/6--Belly Up Tavern--Solana Beach, CA (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/7--Rhythm Room--Phoenix, AZ (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/9--Antone’s--Austin, TX (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/10--House Of Blues Cambridge Room--Dallas, TX (w/ Mumford & Sons) ^
6/12--Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival--Manchester, TN
~Dates with Frightened Rabbit
%Dates with Laura Marling
^Dates with Mumford and Sons


Melissa Auf der Maur's second solo record and multimedia project, Out of Our Minds (OOOM), is finally out! Check out the AOL Spinner Listening Party ( and don't forget to pick up your copy today!

Consisting of 12 powerful tracks produced and mixed by top-flight collaborators including Chris Goss (QOTSA, UNKLE), Alan Molder (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins) and Mike Frazer (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC), the multimedia project album also extends into a 28-minute, HD film starring and conceived by MAdM, as well as a limited edition comic book and matching picture disc vinyl illustrated by Jack Forbes.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


She & Him hit Jimmy Kimmel to perform a couple hits off their latest SMASH, Volume 2.


"Tiny Light" is the latest vid from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The song is also featured in the ad for the new ABC Family original movie Beauty & the Briefcase premiering Sunday, April 18 at 8pm/7c on ABC Family!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Check out the Lolla lineup!

SoundgardenGreen Day Lady Gaga Arcade Fire The Strokes Phoenix Social Distortion MGMT Jimmy Cliff Hot Chip The Black Keys The National Spoon Devo Cypress Hill Cut Copy The New Pornographers Erykah Badu Slightly Stoopid Grizzly Bear Gogol Bordello Chromeo Wolfmother Yeasayer X Japan MUTEMATH Metric Dirty Projectors AFI Mavis Staples Matt & Kim The xx Drive-By Truckers Blues Traveler Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros The Temper Trap Jamie Lidell Frightened Rabbit F**k Buttons Deer Tick Blitzen Trapper Stars Raphael Saadiq The Cribs Minus the Bear Switchfoot The Walkmen Mumford & Sons Wild Beasts Rogue Wave Los Amigos Invisibles The Big Pink The Dodos Hockey Cymbals Eat Guitars B.o.B Dawes Warpaint The Antlers The Soft Pack Rebelution Balkan Beat Box Wavves American Bang The Ike Reilly Assassination Company of Thieves Nneka Harlem The Constellations Miniature Tigers Mimicking Birds The Kissaway Trail HEALTH Javelin The Morning Benders Foxy Shazam Violent Soho Royal Bangs Freelance Whales Semi Precious Weapons Dan Black The Band of Heathens Dragonette My Dear Disco Shawn Fisher Neon Hitch Skybox The Ettes Jukebox the Ghost These United States MyNameIsJohnMichael

Monday, April 5, 2010


The Beastie Boys, Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Drive-By Truckers and Fela Kuti are included among the wealth of exclusive pieces that will be available on Record Store Day at select participating independent record stores. In support of indie record stores and the annual occasion, many labels have created special cds, records, box sets, and more for some of their most celebrated artists that will only be available on April 17, 2010 until they sell out. There are hundreds of these special collectibles, all of which can be found at .

Exclusive pieces will be available from the following artists:

Beastie Boys – Super surprise content white label 12” vinyl (1,000 available)

Drive-By Truckers – “Your Woman is a Living Thing”/”Just Maybe” 7” vinyl single (both tracks RSD exclusives)

Fela Kuti – 4 songs recorded in LA in 1969 10” EP with replica cover artwork of first Nigerian Fela Kuti record (1,000 available)

Sonic Youth – Hits Are For Squares, 15 tracks selected by other artists with exclusive new Sonic Youth track “Slow Revolution” on individually numbered Double LP [Confusion is Sex and EVOL reissues on 12” white and pink vinyl respectively available early for RSD as well]

Phoenix – “Fences” album track plus remix 12” single on pink vinyl (first vinyl from Phoenix; 3,500 available)

These are only a sample of the amazing items that will be in stores on Record Store Day. More will be announced in the next two weeks leading up to Record Store Day and you can also head to to see them all now.

About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day, organized by the Music Monitor Network, the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), and the Alliance of Independent Music Stores (AIMS) celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. It takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2010.