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Hey, Midwesterners, here’s something for you. The Soundest Festival is at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on May 24.This is an all-day music fest featuring a bunch of independent hip-hop artists. Some of the artists that will be there include Atmosphere, The Pharcyde, MF Doom, Brother Ali, Freeway Jake One and a few dozen others.The tickets are $30 and you can get them online at the Rhymesayers site. You can also see the full line-up and listen ... Read More
In the world of iTunes and BitTorrents, it's nice to give local records stores some recognition. Enter Record Store Day . On April 18, over 1000 indie record shops across the U.S. will participate with appearances by all sorts of awesome bands. Among the participating bands, The Breeders' Kim and Kelley Deal will be at Shake It in Cincinnati, Chris Cornell and The Bad Plus at Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids at Good Records in ... Read More
My band Royal Pink couldn't be more excited to be playing with two AWESOME girly acts, Bunny Rabbit and Nicky Click tonight in Brooklyn at The Glasslands ! For indie lady music connoseurs, it's a must-see! So come on ... Read More
Last night my friend (and perennial concert companion) asked me if I've seen the newly released All Points West festival line-up . I hadn't, so I checked it out. It's pretty fantastic.Day 1 includes the Beastie Boys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, the National and Ra Ra Riot.The last time the Beasties played in the NYC area the tickets were $75 a pop for just them. A one-day pass to All Points West is just under $100 for about 20 ... Read More
Rapper Lady Sovereign will be appearing at Hot Topic stores in support of her new album Jigsaw before she goes on a U.S. tour. She will also have a record release part at Tribeca Grand in April. Visit her website or her MySpace page for more information. Details after the jump. 4/09/09 - Hot Topic @ Roosevelt Field (630 Old Country Rd, Garden City, NY) 6:00pm in-store signing, copies of JIGSAW available and exclusive new Lady Sovereign t-shirt designs 4/10/09 ... Read More
Former BUST cover girl Jenny Lewis is going on tour. She's starting with a few dates in Australia before she gets to the U.S. on April 10. For venue and ticket information go to her website. A full list of dates (and a list of opening acts) is behind the jump. Lewis is supporting her album Acid Tongue as well as her upcoming film Welcome to Van Nuys, which is a documentary chronicling the making of her album.Sat 3.28 Sydney, AUS V Festival - Centennial ... Read More

WIN LILY ALLEN!!!

BY Susan in Music Stuff |

Well, not really. Calling all you Lily Allen lovers, not only is she our April/May cover girl (on newsstands NOW), but you now have the chance to win a copy of her newest album, a special remix cd and even a Lily Allen Myspace secret show t-shirt!! PLUS, two lucky winners will get an original vinyl record of her new album 'It's Not Me, It's You'. This contest begins now, so do not delay and get your entry in ASAP! Winners will be randomly chosen after April ... Read More
So, this is the last SXSW post I'll do, promise. I'm still reeling from the residual excitement! I'll leave you with this amazing performance I recorded of King Khan and the Shrines  gospel of being reborn. Khan puts a whole new meaning to wanting to be inside his ... Read More
  I'm back on the cold, hard east coast now, and write about my last day in Austin with a bit of sadness over leaving SXSW! Yesterday was a great day at the Mess With Texas party, a show with over 10 bands in Waterloo Park on two outdoor stages. I wanted to catch up on sleep and stay out of the sun, after three days of it, I was starting to feel a bit nuts. So, I headed to the park in the early evening and first caught poppy garage rockers,  The Thermals ... Read More
  Friday, Day 3 of SXSW was exhausting, but super fun. I was out, trolling around Austin from 1 in the afternoon until 2 at night. My feet were just straight red when I got home. I started my day intending to catch Handsome Furs at the Insound Party at Club Deville, and totally missed it because it was so tough to get a cab downtown. Bummer. But, I caught School of Seven Bells at Emo's Jr.. They drew a surisingly loyal crowd, and their effortless pop-psych ... Read More