Contest: 3LAU launches Spring Break Flyaway Sweepstakes

Listen Here Reviews is teaming up with Total Assault to bring you a contest where you can win a chance to see DJ and producer 3LAU live in his hometown of Las Vegas during his residency at Drai’s Nightclub. You can find more information here and you can enter the contest below.

Kayne West’s new album produced by Paul McCartney

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A day after the release of the song “FourFiveSeconds” which features Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Rihanna, it has been revealed that McCartney has produced Kanye’s entire album. A title has not been released, though the trio’s latest track will appear on both Kanye and Rihanna’s new records.

If you missed the premiere of “FourFiveSeconds” you can take a listen to it over at Rihanna’s website.

 

Head Wound City announce EP reissue

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Head Wound City, the supergroup made up of members from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, the Blood Brothers, and the Locust’s have announced that they will be reissuing their self-titled EP released in 2005. While there has been no word about a possible reunion, the members are optimistic about that happening.

Jack White Madison Square Garden show to be streamed on Pandora

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Jack White’s upcoming Madison Square Garden show on January 30th will be streamed on Pandora. The show will begin at 9pm Eastern time and will be on a continuous loop for 72 hours. Starting February 3rd, you will be able to listen to the show song by song. The same day, The Daily Show will be interviewing White.

Never Shout Never announces acoustic tour

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Never Shout Never has announced an acoustic tour with Hayley Kiyoko and Me Like Bees. Dates are below.

Feb 20 @ The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Feb 21 @ Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 24 @ Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 25 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Feb 27 @ Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
Feb 28 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Mar 1 @ The Loft – Lansing, MI
Mar 3 @ The Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Mar 4 – The Mod Club Theatre – Toronto, ON
Mar 6 @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 7 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

Bane, Backtrack and Malfunction announce tour

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Bane, Backtrack, and Malfunction will be heading out on a US tour this March. The dates are below.

Thu-Mar-26 Providence, RI Simons 667
Fri-Mar-27 Danbury, CT Heirloom Art Space
Sat-Mar-28 Amityville, NY Spring Mixtape Festival @Revolution Music Hall
Sun-Mar-29 Syracuse, NY Saint Claire Theater
Mon-Mar-30 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
Tue-Mar-31 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Wed-Apr-01 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Thu-Apr-02 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
Fri-Apr-03 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Sat-Apr-04 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
Sun-Apr-05 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Mon-Apr-06 Salt Lake City, UT Loading Dock
Wed-Apr-08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Thu-Apr-09 Portland, OR Star Theater
Fri-Apr-10 San Francisco, CA 924 Gilman Street
Sat-Apr-11 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Sun-Apr-12 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Mon-Apr-13 San Diego, CA Epicentre
Tue-Apr-14 Phoenix, AZ Underground
Wed-Apr-15 Abilene, TX Primal Skate Shop
Thu-Apr-16 Austin, TX Red 7
Fri-Apr-17 Houston, TX Walter’s Downtown
Sat-Apr-18 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Sun-Apr-19 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
Mon-Apr-20 Nashville, TN The End
Wed-Apr-22 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
Thu-Apr-23 Philadelphia, PA Voltage
Fri-Apr-24 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Sat-Apr-25 New York City, NY Studio @ Webster Hall

Ben Folds posts Facebook update on new album

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Ben Folds has posted a long update on Facebook about his upcoming album.

Stumbling from out of the shadows.
Rubs eyes, squints.
Blinding light overwhelms him at the cave door.
A million memes, hashtags, even platforms have lived and died.
All the while, he composed.
He emerges. Grey beard.
Inspired.
He speculates blogs may be a thing of the past.
Still,
He blogs.

Okay, that’s bullshit, but it has been a while since I’ve told anyone what I was up to. So here it is.

I don’t recall ever being quite so excited about an album I’m making. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not. It’s just that we don’t often get to make a record that we’ve never heard before. I LOVE my band on this record – NYC’s almost classical sextet, yMusic. Love ‘em musically and personally. They are pushing me. Collectively and individually they’ve been on quite a few great recordings (Sufjan Stevens, Bjork, Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver, Blake Mills and lots of other stuff) since most of the group graduated Julliard nearly a decade ago. Then there’s their new cellist, Gabe who just got out of Curtis, which is a maximum security music conservatory – hardcore shit. He’ll cut a bitch over a parallel 5th.

We tracked this album in 12 days total, with a lot of time spent, me, Rob Moose and CJ Camarieri, sometimes in New York, LA or Nashville, arranging. The playing, the recording, happened quickly.

On this record, yMusic are the rock band, straight up – not ornamentation. We call the ornamentation, “and strings” which is beautiful of course, just not what we are doing. The odd instrumentation is yielding something that I can’t wait to release. It’s a pop record, if that’s what you call what I write. But the instrumentation is:

Piano
Cello
Viola
Violin
Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute
Trumpet, French Horn
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

And… minimal booms and beats from drums from time to time. The odd marching snare, or concert bass drum. More often than not, no drums but still pop songs. Also, no bass ever. This limitation is FUN when you get it right. When we began, it wasn’t yet great. I love that kind of process. Anyway, the record is something I mean, and without getting too damn braggy about it, I’m proud of it.

Looks like the album will be up to10 of these songs, along with full orchestra recording of Concerto For Piano and Orchestra that I’ve been previewing snippets of with orchestras over the past year.

We can easily get this record out by September. On vinyl it will be a double album I suppose with the concerto being side 4. That’s my thinking at the moment.

Touring beginning April with vague plans to do some last minute announced gigs where the whole show is improvised. Maybe a ‘bring your poetry’ and we’ll rock this bitch kind of thing. We’ve been discussing that one.

But we’ll be hanging around each city longer to do more, smaller gigs, take time.

http://bit.ly/BFyMusic

Bob Dylan giving away his album to 50,000 senior citizens

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While Bob Dylan’s new album Shadows in the Night wouldn’t normally appeal to an older crowd (senior citizens), Dylan is still going to try to appeal that particular demographic anyway by sending 50,000 copies of his new release to seniors through the magazine AARP. Dylan also recently did an interview with the magazine which you can read here.

The Lookouts to have LP Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) re-issued

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Before Tre’ Cool joined Green Day as their drummer in the early 1990’s, he was a part of a band called The Lookouts. Thirty years after releasing their album Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) the group have decided to re-release the record. Alternative Press sat down with Lookout Records founder Larry Livermore and Tre’ to discuss the record and what it was like living in the mountains of northern California.

You can listen to the track “Story” below.

 

The Black Keys cancel upcoming tour dates

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The Black Keys have been forced to cancel the bands upcoming tour dates due to drummer Patrick Carney injuring his shoulder. You can see the cancelled and the remaining dates below. While the band tried to reschedule the cancelled dates, the plans fell through. All tickets will be refunded.

02-16 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
02-17 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
02-19 Munich, Germany – Zenith
02-20 Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
02-21 Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
02-23 Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
02-24 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
02-25 Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
02-27 Manchester, United Kingdom – Phones 4U Arena
02-28 Birmingham, United Kingdom – LG Arena
03-01 Glasgow, United Kingdom – SSE Hydro
03-03 London, United Kingdom – O2
03-04 Cardiff, United Kingdom – Motorpoint Arena
03-05 Leeds, United Kingdom – First Direct Arena
03-07 Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
03-09-10 Paris, France – Zenith
04-02 Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Riverstage
04-03 Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
04-05 Yarra Valley, Australia – Rolling Green at Rochford
04-07 Melbourne Vic, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
04-10 Sydney, Australia – Qantas Credit Union Arena
04-11 Hunter Valley, Australia – Rolling Green at Bimbadgen Arena
04-14 Perth, Australia – Red Hill Auditorium
04-16 Adelaide, Australia – Entertainment Centre Theater
04-18 Christchurch, New Zealand – Horncastle Arena
04-19 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
04-22-23 Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
05-28 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
05-30 Athena, Greece – Rockwave Festival
06-06 Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam
06-07 New York, NY – Governors Ball
06-12 Isle of Wight, England – Isle of Wight Festival
06-14 Aarhus, Denmark – Northside

Fall Out Boy looking at biggest sales debut since 2007

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According to an article on HitsDailyDouble, Fall Out Boy is expected to sell around 200K copies of American Beauty/American Psycho, which would make it the biggest selling record that the band have had since 2007’s Infinity On High. Upon Infinity On High’s release it sold 260K.

Asking Alexandria front man leaves band

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Danny Worsnop, front man of Asking Alexandria, has left the band. You can read a statement from him below.

To all of my friends and fans: I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together we’ve done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what’s best for the band and at this point in time, that isn’t me. Asking Alexandria will continue to tour throughout the year and will be working on a new album. I will always support and love Asking Alexandria and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am excited for the next chapter of my life with We Are Harlot and will see you all on the road!

Paramore announce tour with Copeland

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Paramore have announced a tour with Copeland where the band will be playing smaller places than they normally do. You can see the bands statement about the tour below as well as dates.

It feels right to bring the Self-Titled era to a close. We’ve had a very personal and hugely triumphant journey with this one. What wouldn’t feel right is saying goodbye to this time in the band’s career and not celebrating it with our fans in some special way. So we’ve decided to do one last little run with it. Smaller shows, beautiful theaters…and we’re not calling it a tour, by the way. Each night will be a little event, or as we said just a few seconds ago, a celebration. As we acknowledge the past few years (and more) of everything we’ve been through together, we’re also looking forward together at all there is to come.

Another way we want to celebrate our journey thus far, is to bring out a band who helped us in our most humble, playing 500 beats faster than we should, terrible hair, beginning. We might’ve never gained any traction on the road had they not allowed us on their tour almost exactly 10 years ago. So if you’re coming to one of these shows make sure to get there early for Copeland.

Lastly, thank you to anyone and everyone who made this album a milestone in Paramore’s career and in each of our lives. We started this journey 3 years ago, desperate for any sort of future at all! Now we are standing taller, more confident, knowing that we are the ones who write our own future. This means you too.

Hayley, Jeremy & Taylor

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4.27 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
4.28 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
5.03 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
5.05 Boston, MA @ Citi Wang Theatre
5.06 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
5.08 Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata
5.09 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
5.11 Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Theatre
5.12 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
5.14 New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
5.15-5.16 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival*
5.17 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
5.19 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
5.20 El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
5.22 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
5.23 Los Angeles, CA @ Dolby Theatre
5.25 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

* without Copeland