Every fall, the CMJ Music Marathon in New York is responsible for thrusting some of the hottest independent acts in music into the spotlight of the Big Apple. Various venues throughout the city will be taking part in CMJ this weekend, so it's going to be pretty hard to pass by your local music hall without hearing the buzz of new sounds emanating through every doorway. With a series of panels and discussions on modern music and technology, the marathon is just as much a showcase of new bands as it is a celebration of the digital age that allows said artists to climb the ranks of exposure with a few clicks.
For a bunch of irreverent underground rappers and artists, California's Odd Future have been spending quite a bit of time in the spotlight. Their commander-in-chief Tyler, The Creator has been dominating the hip-hop scene with his off the wall videos for "Yonkers" and "She," his breakout album Goblin, and most recently, his VMA for Best New Artist. Tyler's raucous VMA acceptance speech wasn't the last time you'll see the unit on prime time television; They've now been picked up for a live-action comedy series on Adult Swim.
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We could come up with a lot of puns on this tour's name, but we will spare you the perverted immaturity. Instead, we will stick to single music reference from a legend who arguably helped spawn these devilish electronica sub-genres, Dubstep and Electro.
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In this angry world of joblessness and debt ceilings, you need to wind up passed out on the hardwood floor every now and then. Helps maintain sanity.
Already feeling that summer buzz-kill from missing out on Coachella and Sasquatch this year? Don’t worry, there are still plenty of festivals fixing to satisfy that music-hungry appetite at a much lower price than Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza. Check out these upcoming music festivals that will tune your ears in to some audio bliss.
Where: Chicago, IL
When: June 15-17
Who: Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Cut Copy, TV on the Radio, Neko Case, Thurston Moore, No Age, Gang Gang Dance, Deerhunter, Superchunk, Ariel Pink, Curren$y + more!
Mysterious pictures of Beyonce in distinctively 70s clothing and reports of Beyonce working with Odd Future and Sleigh Bells, fueled rumors of an new album.
According to NME, Sony Music Australia chief told the Daily Telegraph that Beyonce blew him away with the six tracks she played for him. He also mentioned Beyonce plans on touring solely on the new album's material.
Beyonce is the 3rd Pop Diva after Britney Spears and Lady Gaga to release an album in the first six months of 2011.
Beyonce is also the headliner for the U.K's Glastonbury festival in June.