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Firefly 2018 lineup (Eminem, Kendrick, Arctic Monkeys, Killers, SZA, alt-J, MGMT, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Firefly Music Festival’s 2018 lineup also includes Lil Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, ODESZA, Warren G, Lucy Dacus, Alex Lahey, and more.

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28 exciting indie rock albums (probably) being released this spring-fall

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In the world of traditional “indie rock”, this year has already been pretty rewarding, musically speaking. Here’s almost 30 more mostly-established indie rock artists we love that are releasing — or probably releasing — albums before 2018 gets here…

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37 Album Covers with a Meitu Makeover (viral selfie app turns people into anime)

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Okay, fine… 36 album covers and a picture of Mark E. Smith.

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June 13 in Music History: Frampton Comes Alive is recorded, Alanis Morissette releases Jagged Little Pill

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June 13 in Music History: Frampton Comes Alive is recorded, Alanis Morissette releases Jagged Little Pill

 

1958 – Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California (also the alma mater of Captain Beefheart).

1969 – The Rolling Stones hold a photo session to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor. The 20-year-old former member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers makes his live debut with the band the following month at a free concert in Hyde Park, London.

1970 – Grand Funk Railroad, supported by Steel Mill (featuring Bruce Springsteen), appears at the Ocean Ice Palace in Bricktown, New Jersey. Tickets cost $5.

1975 – Peter Frampton plays the first of two nights at the Hinterland Ballroom in ...

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Video of the Week: “Aviation” by The Last Shadow Puppets

Source: Rock On Philly

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This week’s edition of Video of the Week goes to “Aviation” by The Last Shadow Puppets. The video is something out of The Godfather, complete blindfolded cellists, drawn guns, and supergroup members Alex Turner and Miles Kane digging a shallow, sandy grave for a newlywed.  Although it looks like the bride gets away, another fate awaits the rest of the characters. The Last Shadow Puppets are coming to Philly with a sold-out show this Sunday at Union Transfer. Get ready for the show and experience this cinematic video below!

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Iggy Pop & his QOTSA/Arctic Monkeys band played SXSW (review, setlist)

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No question the true highlights were times like when Iggy and this ace band took “Nightclubbing” into “The Passenger” into “China Girl” to end the pre-encore set, but then when they came back out to “Break Into Your Heart,” it was just about as satisfying. As anyone who’s seen Iggy recently knows, he is still unstoppable live in ways that almost seem physically impossible.

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Kieran Shuddall of Circa Waves Discusses New Album and Inspiration Ahead of Sold-Out Union Transfer Show

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Two years ago, Kieran Shuddall’s Circa Waves were played on BBC  Radio 1’s DJ Zane Lowe, who named their single, “Get Away” the hottest record in the world. Since then, Circa Waves have lived up to their early success.  This year, they released their first EP T-Shirt Weather in May, followed shortly by the release their debut album, Young Chasers, and were voted one of the top acts of this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival after completing a massive global tour. I was able to speak with Kieran ahead of their sold-out show at ...

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Monday Playlist: Slow-Down for Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving week is upon us and we are here to slow it down with a little music. With store decorations and commercials rushing us from Halloween straight into Christmas time, Thanksgiving often gets the shaft; but not this year! So, before that fall feeling gets trampled on by Black Friday, we are going to take our time with this one and really make this American tradition all it can be with a playlist to be thankful for!

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CMJ Diary Day 1: New Friends, New Music, and Getting Lost in Brooklyn

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Photography by Amanda Silberling

CMJ Music Marathon is a music lover’s fantasy and worst nightmare. Almost a thousand emerging artists take over Brooklyn and lower Manhattan with incredible showcases raging on day and night, but it’s impossible to see everything, no matter how hard you try. As the oh-so-wise Jennifer Logue advised me: music festivals are best experienced in the moment. You can try to plan a strict schedule (believe me, I did – I have the color-coded Excel spreadsheets to prove it), but your day won’t go according to plan and in that lies the magic of CMJ.

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Firefly Backstage: Getting to Know Red Frog Events

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During the month of June, I enjoyed the distinct privilege of acting in two professional capacities while visiting Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware for the first time. I was pulling double duty: spending two of my four days on site taking in the performances, sights and sounds as a representative of Rock On Philly while working during the other two days on staff for FestWorks. The awesome community and culture of the fans of the annual festival is a very unique one, possessing great interactivity in offering outlook and desired acts in anticipation and ...

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Countdown to Hollystock 2015: Kid Felix Picks Your Best Music

Source: Rock On Philly

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Kid Felix is one of our favorites here at Rock On Philly. They have been featured on WMMR, played live sessions on Radio 104.5, and they are hitting the stage of Hollystock Music and Arts Festival this Saturday (tomorrow!), and also playing at TLA on August 18th. Frontman Jake Falana took a moment to let us in on their musical favorites at the moment to make a playlist just for your ear drums!

Rock On Philly: What can we expect from your set at Hollystock 2015?
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British Brothers of Drenge Share Psychedelic Grunge and Witty Humor

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With a North American tour and festival performances in Japan and South Korea on the horizon, it’s safe to say that Drenge brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless aren’t in Derbyshire anymore. Emerging from the rural outskirts of Sheffield, England – home of Arctic Monkeys – Drenge forged a sound that combines punk and blues with an undertone of psychedelic shoegaze. At the same time, the band is characterized by an unfailing penchant for having fun and cracking jokes. As Drenge prepares to play Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, June 14th, we talked to Rory Loveless about comedic music, the importance of ...

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Foals announce New LP What Went Down with Oodles of Goodies

Source: Rock On Philly

Get ready! English rockers Foals have announced not only the name of their new LP What Went Down, but also the album artwork, tracklist, and a teaser trailer (below) to boot!

The follow-up to 2013’s Holy Fire will be released on August 28, 2015 through Warner Music. Recorded in France with producer James Ford (who has also worked with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine), the first single, “What Went Down,” will be introduced on BBC1 radio next week, according to Pitchfork, the same day pre-orders for the album are set to begin.

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Best of the B-Sides: “Don’t Forget Whose Legs You’re On”

Source: Rock On Philly

It was an iconic moment in British indie music – finally, after the golden age of Oasis and Blur was long gone, a new, acne-clad crew of Sheffield boys had arrived to save rock ‘n’ roll.

“We’re Arctic Monkeys,” said lead singer Alex Turner, only nineteen years old at the time. “Don’t believe the hype.” It was 2005, and Arctic Monkeys were about to play on national television for the first time. With his shaggy bowl-cut and schoolboy demeanor, Turner played the first chord of “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor,” the hit single ...

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Palma Violets Talk Blooming on Sophomore LP “Danger in the Club”

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It was a manager’s nightmare. After releasing a power-packed debut album and ascending the charts, the young English garage rockers Palma Violets were out of steam, exhausted from a grueling international tour. Internal struggles surfaced; the band feared they could never live up to the success of 180their first release. Desperate, the Clash-inspired Londoners retreated to a farm in the deserted hills of Wales to repair relationships, write new music, and (whether they liked it or not) chop down firewood in the forest.

From the outskirts of Stonehenge emerged Danger in the Club, an album that glides over the hurdle of a sophomore slump. As an homage ...

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Meet Your New Best Friends: Cyberbully Mom Club, Stars of Philadelphia DIY

Source: Rock On Philly

“I want the turntable!” calls Sam Becht, drummer of Cyberbully Mom Club. In the electronics section of Philly AIDS Thrift, Becht finds a pile of decrepit, decades-old Fisher-Price instruments and passes one to each of his three bandmates. Beneath an array of second-hand disco balls and Christmas lights, the goofy University of the Arts students rock out on their dusty, plastic instruments.

With a name like Cyberbully Mom Club, it’s not surprising that the Philadelphia DIY group doesn’t take themselves too seriously. The project formed when singer-songwriter Shari Heck recorded a demo in her one-bedroom studio apartment late ...

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With A Little Help From Brian Wilson, Mini Mansions Deliver All The Feels

Source: Rock On Philly

The seemingly endless winter months are an emotional time for us all, so let Mini Mansions’ new single “Any Emotions” envelop you like your favorite sweater. The L.A. band’s latest track features vocals by Brian Wilson (yes, THAT Brian Wilson) and its video stars a very expressive Colin Hanks (yes, the very talented son of THAT Hanks).

While Mini Mansions are still making a name for themselves, vocalist and drummer Michael Shuman is no stranger to mainstream success. As the bassist for Queens of the Stone Age, Shuman has plenty of pals in the biz, including Alex Turner of ...

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