• Microsoft rebrands Xbox Music to Groove

    Microsoft killed off the Xbox Music branding in its music and video apps for Windows 10, but today the company is rebranding the entire service to Groove. In a blog post detailing the changes, Microsoft's reasoning for the new name appears to be because "Groove describes what people feel and do…

    The Verge
  • King's X's Dug Pinnick Teases Jimi Hendrix Tribute Album Full of 'Obscure Songs'

    King’s X singer-bassist Dug Pinnick, who has been juggling a slate of side projects since King’s X has been on a recording hiatus, hopes to release a Jimi Hendrix tribute album on Rat Pak Records this summer.

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  • Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage By Festival Security After 5-Hour Set

    Last month, Gawker opined that every concert should end at 11 p.m., because people have jobs and stuff. Looks like Damon Albarn was behind on his internet hot takes.

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  • Essence Festival 2015 Day 4 Highlights: Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Lianne la Havas & More

    Essence festival day 4 highlights include performances by Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and more.

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  • Sad fate for old-school music weekly as NME becomes free sheet

    It is testament to the decline of the New Musical Express that the latest, and possibly terminal, indignity to befall it should come cloaked in the deadly bromide of marketing speak, a far cry from the ...

    Financial Times
  • Grateful Dead bow out with legacy-spanning jams

    For decades, Grateful Dead fans have taped, debated and methodically noted the set lists for the legendary band's more than 2,300 concerts. A total of 71,000 people bought tickets to Sunday's show, breaking a record at 91-year-old Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears and the oldest stadium…

    AFP Relax News
  • Luke Bryan to Duet With Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on New Album

    When Luke Bryan releases his fifth studio album Kill the Lights on August 7th, he'll do so with one tantalizing duet. Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town joins the stadium headliner on the song "Home Alone Tonight." The track list for Bryan's upcoming LP was released this morning. The addition of...

    Rolling Stone
  • New Duncan Sheik Musical on NAMT’s 2015 Festival Slate

    The National Alliance for Musical Theater has set the slate for its 2015 Festival of New Musicals, the annual showcase of new work that attracts commercial and regional stage producers from around the country. Among the titles on tap is the latest by Duncan Sheik, the musician who’s been the…

    Variety
  • Hunter Hunted Premieres 'Ready for You,' Discusses Broadway & '90s Alt-Rock Influence: Exclusive

    Hunter Hunted are the L.A.-based indie duo comprised of Michael Garner (keyboards, ukulele, vocals) and Dan Chang (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals). They are preparing for the release of their debut album Ready For You, which arrives on July 10, and their first co-headlining tour with Young Rising…

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  • Charanjit Singh, Acid House Innovator & Bollywood Session Musician, Has Died

    Charanjit Singh, who began his career as a Bollywood session musician before eventually recording what is generally considered to be the first acid house music, died in his sleep on July 3 according to a report from the Guardian. He was 74.

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  • Logan Mize: 'I'm Not Afraid to Write a Stupid Song'

    When Logan Mize released his Pawn Shop Guitar EP earlier this year, it marked an important step forward for the singer: his first major label project. He's put out two albums independently, but the goal was always to end up in the big leagues. "Being an independent artist, I was...

    Rolling Stone
  • The Roots' 4th of July Performance Proves Philly Has the Coolest Mayor

    Philly hosted the original Fourth of July, so when the date comes around, the pressure’s on to do it up. The city hosted its annual Fourth of July Jam Saturday night with a performance from the Roots. That’s sounds great, but some unexpected local star power took the performance to the next level.

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  • Polish Open’er Festival blends global rock, local culture

    By Urszula Poszumska and Anna Jaworska-Guidotti LONDON (Reuters) - Prodigy, Drake, Kasabian and the Libertines were among this year's headliners at Poland's Open'er Festival, but what helps make it one of Europe's top-rated music events is the warm welcome for local and foreign bands alike.When the…

    Reuters
  • 'Trombone Shorty' takes main stage at Essence Festival

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He's no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true.

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  • Lindsay Ell Talks Female Guitarists and Luke Bryan Lessons

    Lindsay Ell recently returned from touring Europe with Luke Bryan, and she credits that experience with helping her reach a new level of artistry. "Luke is an incredible performer, but then you get to meet the guy behind the music, and he's just a great human being," she tells...

    Rolling Stone
  • Kid Cudi Revealed New Details About His Next Album On Twitter

    Kid Cudi’s presented his fans with a Fourth Of July gift: an update on the status of his new music.

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  • Miguel Released A 12-Minute Short Film, 'Wildheart Chapter 1'

    Miguel recently released his third album, 'Wildheart,' and he recently put out some new visuals to accompany the fresh tunes.

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