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Good Old War At The Music Box

Good Old War, the pleasent sounding indie rock band from Pennsylvania, will be performing at the The Music Box in Los Angeles on January 22nd.

The trio are quite talented music writers, who use both the acoustic melodies of their instruments and harmonzied vocals to create a very unique and soothing sound. The dynamic between the instruments and the vocals is really impressive.

Anyone who appreciates good music and lives in the Los Angeles area, should look this show up.

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Las Vegas Welcomes Weezer

On the 21st of January, Weezer will be bringing their Memories Tour to the Hard Rock Hotel, located in Las Vegas.

Still hard at work, Weezer released their most recent album, Hurley, this past year. It was most noticed for its intriguing album cover: the face of actor Jorge Garcia, who portrayed Hurley in the hit television show, LOST.

Though they are not the same young, rockers from 1994 anymore, Weezer still puts on a fun, energetic performance that is still worth the price of admission.

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Snoop Dogg Brings Tour To San Francisco

Lyrically superior to many rappers, the old-timer, Snoop Dogg, is heading to San Fransico's Fillmore Auditorium to perform before his newst album, Doggumentary Music (a sequal to Doggystle), hits stores later in the year. The concert takes place on the 18th of January, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

the 39 year-old rapper is still going strong, creating music and staying on top of his game.The likes of Kanye West, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Gorillaz, and more will be featured on the album.

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Girl Talk, In Dallas

One of the more popular (and controversial) music acts today, Girl Talk, is coming to Dallas, Texas on the 15th of January. Known for his energetic shows, Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk), is taking his non-stop dance party to the The Palladium Ballroom. Tickets are only 25 dollars.

Gregg Gillis was featured in the 2008 documentary, Rip it!: A Remix Manifesto. In it, Gregg speaks about his views on copyright laws, while also showing off his amazing talents. If you are a fan of Girl Talk, this documentary is a must.

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Dispatch, Goin On Tour

Dispatch will be going on a short, summer tour in 2011. They will be making a stop at the Red Bull Arena, located in Harrison, NJ on June 18th. For those interested, the tickets will be on presale January 21st, 2011 at Ticketmaster.com

After their breakup in 2002, Dispatch reunited to play a few shows over the years, but this will mark the first time the band plays together since touring in 2009.

Known for their dynamic sound, Dispatch delves into many elements of music including: folk, ska, raggea, acoustic, and more. For fans, this is cannot miss.

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Music in Commercials

Ever since the television became a popular medium, commercials have featured catchy tunes to get stuck in the consumer’s minds. The marketing formula is no different now in 2010 as it was in 1960.

Most people nowadays are used to hearing old 1980’s pop tunes, like Madness’s “Our House” in Maxwell House Coffee commercials, or Modern English’s “I Melt with You” in Hershey’s commercials.

However, the songs used can become grating and downright boring after hearing them over and over again. While it makes sense to use a catchy, upbeat song for both the artist and the ad company, it can backfire for them both. How can anyone forget being assaulted by Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” in a Samsung 3D TV commercial every single day? That sort of repition makes people never want to hear that song ever again.

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Rock and Roll Circus, A Combo Worth Checking Out (AND FREE!)

Day One may have come to a close with Japanther, The Parmacy, Voxhaul Broadcast, and more, but there's still another day of FREE music and goodies in Lincoln Center with Rock & Roll Circus!

Performances by Ariel Pink and Amazing Baby, and DJ set from Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, plus the Big Apple Circus in attendance. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm, check out more details and get tickets here. Metromix and Paper Mag already labeled it an event not to miss, with sponsors anywhere from Pop Chips to Belvedere. Check out the circus, and the best part is it's all FREE! Don't miss out!

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T.I. releases No Mercy

After a drug arrest and parole violation, southern rapper T.I. is headed back to jail for another 11 months. His new album No Mercy, originally named "King Uncaged" to celebrate his release from prison, is instead an introspective and somewhat depressing glimpse at a guy who used to crush his competitors with bravado and arrogance.

Tip still has the flow and raw skills that took him to the top, but it's hard to ignore the over indulgence of self pity throughout the album. The cover of the album looks like T.I. wiping way a tear, a far cry from the days of Urban Legend, when Tip told us in the first line of his second solo album, "And in case you forgot, I'm the King." It sounded ridiculous at the time, but the attitude behind T.I.'s premature self-anointment was ultimately what skyrocketed him to the top. No Mercy is missing this overwhelming self-confidence, and as a result, people are starting to forget who is King.

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Glassjaw Releases New EP

It's been, roughly, eight years since Glassjaw, the post-hardcore band from Long Island who essentially paved the ground for post-hardcore bands and underground bands in general, released an album with all new material. On January 1st, 2011 Glassjaw released Our Color Green, a compliation of singles the band had written over the past few years. Although each single was released over the course of 2010, Our Color Green is a collection of them all, and marks the first time since 2002's Worship and Tribute that Glassjaw has released a new album.

Prior to the release of Our Color Green, it was hard to think that Glassjaw would ever release new material. Frontman, Daryl Palumbo spent time making music with his dance-punk band, Head Automatica, while also suffering from crohan's disease. The band went through many lineup changes and a long hiatus. Glassjaw was basically done...or so it seemed.

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TIESTO New Year’s Eve At FontaineBleau Poolside


The New Years Eve party at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach made Askmen.com’s list of the top 10 NYE parties in Miami. Performing live will be the world renown super DJ himself; TIESTO. Usher in the new decade with a BANG! Click here for full details.