You can now preview another track from The Elves Of Heaven, “Hard Times On 34th Street” which isn’t your father’s happy Christmas song, rather taking a not from the pages of The Pogues’ Christmas classic “Fairytale Of New York”.

The group’s frontman Martin Clancy describes the track:

"Father Christmas disillusioned, unemployed, a crack head…just another bum for the cops to move on…now there are hard times on 34th street. Inspired by the great movie ‘A Miracle on 34th Street’ and drawing on the unfulfilled hopes of ‘A Fairytale of New York", "Hard Times on 34th St" sees our white bearded hero down on his luck and high on cocaine in modern day Manhattan."


Sick Puppies recently stopped by Last.fm to do four acoustic songs, "All The Same", "Odd One", "Maybe", and "You're Going Down" for the site's Discover Sessions. The band were also interviewed by Last.fm and talked about their transition from Rock to Pop radio, their songwriting technique, and the first records they owned. You can watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/gxD0Vw

Sick Puppies released their third studio album, Tri-Polar last year and just recently released the third single off the album, "Maybe."

Robyn stopped by The Tonight Show before Thanksgiving to treat her fans to an electrifying performance of her hit single, “Dancing On My Own.” The track appears on Robyn’s new album, Body Talk, available via Cherrytree Records on iTunes and Amazon now.

With the scent of fresh paint in the air after a brand new launch of, well, just about everything, it seems we may have a brilliant newcomer to the Canadian pop music scene. Ontario-raised and Montreal-residing Ben Wilkins released his new EP, "Back Of My Head" just last week to an unsuspecting global online audience.

While Wilkins brings a certain degree of familiarity in this piano-based pop delight, there is something a bit more distinct and unusual about his music that has really drawn us in. It may be the comprehensive use of strings and horns, the quirky lyrics, the doubled up vocals, or the cinematic song structure (could easily fit into the 'I Heart Huckabees' soundtrack), but one thing is certain: Ben Wilkins makes you feel good. Really, really good.

A song that incorporates Wilkins' minty fresh vocals with intricately arranged strings, brass, winds, and orchestral percussion, "Through To You" captures the best elements of multiple genres and puts them in a warm melting pot of delicious treats. The video (also doubling as the splash page to his website), does a wonderful job of capturing your attention, while keeping things simple in a single room with a stationary camera.

We have fallen in love with Montreal over the past year ourselves, so when Ben Wilkins was brought to our attention via one of our Canadian friends, we had to take a listen. Oh Canada, how jealous we are of your beautifully cohesive and collaborative music scene!




Masterminds of found sound, the Books, have announced the reissue of their entire full length catalog. Re-mastered from the original mixes by Nick Zammuto of the Books, CD and LP version will be released on Temporary Residence Ltd. The albums will be released in chronological order starting with Thought for Food on January 25, continuing with The Lemon of Pink on February 22, and finishing with Lost and Safe on March 22. Each album will be packaged in completely new artwork and will include a book of lyrics for the first time.

The band has taken the last two months to rigorously tour North America in support of their latest album, The Way Out, filling auditoriums with meditative instrumentation and video installations that are both overwhelmingly beautiful and downright eerie. The sometimes bizarre and intense arrangements are complimented by videos of meticulously edited found footage often relating directly to the musical compositions. The Books have developed a clever and hypnotic live show that has captured the attention and imagination of increasingly large and broad audience, making these reissues ideal for new and old fans alike. Most recently selling out Carnegie Hall's renowned Zankel Hall in New York City, the band conclude their North American tour this week with dates on the west coast, supported by The Black Heart Procession. After Christmas, the Books will return to the stage with their largest Australian tour yet.

"Nobody else really makes music like this."- PITCHFORK

"The Books' new album The Way Out stays true to form by sculpting formless arrangements and once again capturing the imagination." - NPR

"Yet another masterwork." - THE BOSTON GLOBE



11/29 Los Angeles, CA Music Box at The Henry Fonda Theater
11/30 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts
12/3 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
12/4 Seattle, WA Moore Theater
12/5 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater

2/16 Perth, AU Perth Festival
2/18 Sydney, AU Seymour Center
2/19 Brisbane, AU The Zoo
2/20 Melbourne, AU Thornbury Theatre
2/21 Melbourne, AU Thornbury Theatre
2/25 Wellington, NZ Kings Arms Tavern
2/26 Auckland, NZ San Francisco Bath House

Calling all Cybers. Rock-N-Jocks is going to save 20% off all New Era fitted hats with their one day Cyber Monday sale. Enter in promo. code CYBER at the checkout page to save big money for Christmas presents. This sale is only November 29th. Only at www.rocknjocks.com

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La Blogotheque presents
A Watch Your Steps / La Blogotheque Production

Yann Tiersen / A Take Away Show Part 2
Palestine - Amy

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Image by Nat Le Scouarnec
Sound by JB Aubonnet



On November 30th All Time Low bassist Zack Merrick will launch his latest line of AMERRICKAN DREAM clothing in partnership with Kill Brand Apparel (www.killbrand.com).

More info will be announced soon, but in the meantime please “like” the AMMERICKAN DREAM Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Merrick-an-by-Zack-Merrick/176613089022107 and visit www.killbrand.com.

Kill Brand Apparel is a company that seeks to provide a unified creative response to a new generation who let their passions determine the way they live their lives. Many barriers have been broken over the past twenty years, and today young people grow up in an environment where their creativity can take them wherever they want to go. The people who do what they love are taking their skills further than ever. Kill Brand is intended to be an expression of the burning desire to push the limits that unifies creative people in the realms of art, music, and sports, and creates one all encompassing culture. Like artists, musicians, and athletes who pursue their goals with incredible dedication, Kill Brand employs that same type of love and enthusiasm in an attempt to create clothing that reflects the passions that make us, as a generation, who we are.

In 2001, Kill Brand was created by musician, Jonny Smith. While on tour in the band Tokyo Rose, Jonny ran into a problem -- no clean t-shirts. With a hot pink T-shirt and black spray paint in hand, Jonny randomly graffitied K-I-L-L across the front of the T, and took the stage. This fresh trend took punk rock fans by storm. Before long, Jonny was designing, spray-painting, and selling his T's out of the back of the tour van. As demand grew, Jonny invested in a screen printing machine (that he used in his studio apartment) to keep up with demand. Jonny personally screen-printed every item by hand with his signature, KILL. Kill Brand's notoriety grew as Jonny left Tokyo Rose and pursued promoting the apparel at music festivals across the U.S.

Now Kill Brand designs are requested by stylists from GQ Magazine, featured in Alternative Press, Maxim, and many more. Kill Brand is currently available in Tilly's, D-tox, Zumiez, and over 200 retail stores worldwide.

Young hip-hop mogul, Soulja Boy, has released the official music video for the hit single "Speakers Going Hammer." The music video starts off with a peaceful and quiet city shown in black and white, but is soon disrupted as Soulja Boy arrives with his entourage to bring some excitement to the neighborhood. "Speakers Gonig Hammer," which has been performed live on numerous talk shows and the BET Hip Hop Music Awards, can now be seen on VEVO.

Smoke DZA and Big K.R.I.T. talk about their favorite experiences with The Smokers Club Tour at the Karmaloop Headquarters.



Accomplished producer and in-demand remixer Alex "XXXchange" Epton has come together with lifelong friend Chris Devlin (of Devlin & Darko) and video-collage artist/producer Ghostdad to form WIN WIN. The self-titled project on Vice Music serves as a unique model for the future of electronic music performance, having sprouted from the desire to supplement the auditory stimuli with a visual element that shifts with the mood of the music. WIN WIN's musical efforts are manifested visually by Brooklyn-based video collagist, Ghostdad, who dredges pop-media archives and re-assembles clips live, juxtaposing moving images for optimum effect.

XXXchange first made national headlines as a founding member of electro-rap trendsetting group Spankrock in 2005. With so many sound-alikes popping up in the wake of their debut album Yoyoyoyoyo, Alex refined his approach and developed a reputation for his minimal, disco-tinged instrumental work. Few have had the opportunity to remix such a diverse, credible array of musicians as XXXchange, who's resume includes official interpretations for Thom Yorke, The Death Set, Bjork and many, many more. Alex has since achieved a full-on songwriting credit for The Kills while penning half of Kele's eponymous debut earlier this year. Devlin won success as a member of popular DJ duo Devlin & Darko while also contributing heavily to the Spankrock album as well.

WIN WIN, the self-titled debut album slated for a February 15th release on Vice Music, is an elastic demonstration of hyperactive yet tactful electro, anchored by the single "RELEASERPM" featuring Lizzie Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance contributing wafer-thin vocals to the layers of synthetic instrumentation. Other guests include Alexis of The Hot Chip and former partner-in-crime Naeem of Spankrock.


Physical copies won't be out until December 14th, but the full album First Four EPs is out digitally today (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/first-four-eps-bonus-track/id400999240) and can also be checked out via stream at Spinner (http://www.spinner.com/new-releases#/2).

The band is commemorating the digital release week with a special live performance on Fuel TV's music show Daily Habit on Thanksgiving Day. If it's anything like the explosive 4 song, 4 minute set they churned out on Last Call with Carson Daly a few weeks ago (which, coincidentally, is rerunning tonight) it is not to be missed.

Today Cut Copy is proud to announce the release of the first commercial single
from their new LP Zonoscope, “Take Me Over.” It’s available at all fine download
outlets immediately, and will be dropped on 12” vinyl (with an awesome Alter
sleeve) in the very near future. You can listen to it here

In addition, we can now unveil the first leg of the massive Zonoscope World Tour,
which will see the band traversing Europe. The dates are as follows (Don't worry
Irleand, Poland, and Spain. We haven’t forgotten you. We just need to be cryptic
for a little longer):

Thurs 3 March - Glasgow - Death Disco Special
Sat March 5th – Manchester – Now Wave @ Gorilla
Sun 6 March – London - The Forum
Tues 8 March - Oslo - Rockerfeller
Wed 9 March - Malmo - KB
Thurs 10 March – Copenhagen - Loppen
Fri 11 March – Stockholm - The Strand
Sat 12 March – Helsinki - House of Culture
Mon 14 March – Tallin - Rock Café
Wed 16 March - Berlin - Lido
Thurs 17 March - Koln - Gebaeude 9
Fri 18 March – Amsterdam - Melkweg
Sat 19 March - Paris - Nouveau Casino

Wed 23 March - Lisbon - Coliseum

Some tickets are still left for the Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth stops
on the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which Cut Copy are headlining (sorry,
Sydney and Melbourne, tickets are all gone). The dates are as follows:

Fri 4 Feb – Brisbane – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - Buy Tickets
Sat 5 Feb – Melbourne - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - SOLD OUT
Sun 6 Feb – Sydney - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - SOLD OUT
Fri 11 Feb – Adelaide - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - Buy Tickets
Sat 12 Feb – Perth - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - Buy Tickets

KarmaloopTV sits down with The New Boyz to talk about their evolution as artists and what to expect from their upcoming album “Too Cool To Care” dropping this December. Would love if you could post up!

The video for Theophilus London’s second Green Label Sound single “Flying Overseas” feat. Devonté Hynes & Solange Knowles, was shot on a beach near Malibu, CA. “I wanted the video to be less concept-y and very minimal,” said London. “A very personal and emotional visual piece.” The outcome is full of psychedelic elements. “The technique for creating the datamosh effects was different from anything our crew had done before,” said director Tim Nackashi. “We filmed Theophilus' face and fed that into the computer as data. It was a great experiment. Theophilus is a true artist.” Download “Flying Overseas” & “Humdrum Town” for free here.

Ninja Tune VJ Mox creates a video collage set to a minimix of tracks from Leo Zero's Disconnect album on Strut. The video mixes in news images from the UK during the late '70s and '80s, from a rubbish collection strike in 1979, the mayhem of a Celtic vs Rangers on-pitch invasion in 1980 and the Brixton riots of 1981 to a bizarre '70s attempt to smuggle vinyl-shaped pot cakes in record sleeves from Jamaica. Images of Leo's work throughout his career pepper the visuals including his celebrated days as a resident at Soulsonic in London to his work as a member of A Mountain of One.

Rock group Sick Puppies have teamed up with shoe retailer Steve Madden. The band are currently featured in over 90 stores nationwide and online at

www.stevemadden.com/music. The band recently stopped by to chat with Steve Madden music host Allison Hagendorf to talk about the beginning of the band and the truth behind the name Sick Puppies. The interview can be seen here: http://bit.ly/hN5RWH. The Steve Madden music page is also featuring a new photo gallery of the band as well as a "shop video".

Sick Puppies released their third album Tri-Polar last year, and recently released the 3rd single from the album "Maybe".
For more updates on Sick Puppies visit their Facebook page.

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The Toxic Avenger plays at the Transmusicales (one of the best french festival, which launched many famous artist)

It will be his first live, with a backing band, the musicians of Hello Africa (hardcore rock - selection of the Printemps de Bourges 2011).
There will be three artists on stage, machines / sequences / guitar / battery.

“Angst one” EP, European release : november the 22th 2010.
Featuring SomethingALaMode - Remixes by Black Strobe & Kid 606.

Newsletter : http://www.roymusic.com/newsletter/18-11-2010/news_toxic11-2010b.htm

NYC/Hoboken artist Jason Gluskin will showcases his vibrant, music and cityscape paintings at his first New York City solo show, dubbed Urban Expressions, this December. The month-long exhibition will be hosted at Midoma Gallery. The show kicks off with a reception party, featuring an acoustic set by singer-songwriter Jacyln Dima and handcrafted jewelry by Steve Reily on December 9th from 6 pm – 8 pm.
In the past year Gluskin’s work has been on display throughout New York City and New Jersey.

He has sold many original acrylic paintings and prints, and co-created a mural at the Hoboken Medical Center Pediatrics Ward with local students. His signature style has garnered press in television, film, print and online media. (See Press and Video). Jason strives to capture the dynamic energy of music and his surroundings, on canvas, in a unique and explosive way. “The city’s brightness and positive energy are a dominant theme in my work”, says Gluskin. He has been dubbed a “Rock ‘N’ Roll” painter by NYC area media.

Jason’s painting reflects his impressions of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Country and Punk. Some compositions are representations of real musicians, including The Band with Bob Dylan which was profiled in The Bands’ bass player Rick Danko’s website and one featuring Bruce Springsteen which was showcased on the arts page of NJ.com.
“Music fills my world.

Certain songs or albums will strike a chord or emotion that I need to project visually. The compositions of famous musicians are imaginary, though I watch performance footage to capture the artists personas. That energy transcends all my other work.

Show Information
Midoma Gallery
545 8th Ave at 37th Street 7th Floor New York, NY
Opening Reception Dec 9, 6 PM – 9 PM on display through Jan 8
RSVP at midoma@mac.com

Jacyln Dima: www.jaclyndima.com
Steve Reily: http://www.steverileyart.com/

Far East Movement, the Los Angeles electro/rap group, have reached a milestone in their career with their smash single "Like a G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev. The track that continues to thrive across the country has bounced back to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after spending two weeks on top of the charts last month. The group also met up with LA Times Editor, Raha Lewis, in Sin City for an exclusive interview right before they hit the stage to perform to an audience of roaring fans. Check out the interview on YouTube!

FM's newly released album, Free Wired, debuted at #24 on the Billboard charts, one of the highest charting records by any all-Asian American group. Free Wired, featuring the lead single "Like A G6" and the newly released banger "Rocketeer," can now be purchased on iTunes.

Australian rockers Juke Kartel have released the music video for "If Only," the first single from their US debut album Levolution (iTunes). The band told AOL Music that filming the video "was an amazing experience - from skipping around rattlesnakes in the desert, to amazing conversations with the homeless in downtown LA, to the beauty of the California beaches. The concept of searching for our instruments during the video actually helped us rediscover the song, thinking back to when it was written as well as reliving our story up to this day."

In addition, the band recently premiered the track "Brightest Star" exclusively on iTunes. More than half of the proceeds from each sale will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of breast cancer research. Visit JukeKartel.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter for more information and the latest news and updates.

Just in time for Black Friday, DANE COOK’S new album I Did My Best: Greatest Hits will reach stores November 22nd. The album is a greatest hits collection of Cook’s best material pulled from his entire catalog of comedy albums.

To celebrate the album’s release, Dane has launched a soundboard where you can share some Dane-isms with your friends.

Gangrene (Alchemist and Oh No) released the video for "Take Drugs" today and it's absolutely insane, being a pizza guy can be hazardous to your health. The album Gutter Water drops next Tuesday, November 23rd on Decon. It premiered on Spin earlier.

From Betty Boop to Bettie Page, Katy Perry has made a distinct transformation from her debut album, One of the Boys, to her new album, Teenage Dream. In a new video, Katy talks about the changes that she’s gone through since her last album and ponders why her albums are always focused on food…

This week, Katy is also celebrating a Firework as part of her on-going “Firework” contest. Cory’s mom is the Firework this week because of her inspiring “if you can’t stand up, stand out” motto. Fans who think they are a Firework or know someone who is one can enter their video for a chance to win a trip for 4 to London to watch Katy perform live!

Rock-N-Jocks is going to save you a ton of money for your Christmas shopping with 30% off of everything on their entire site. This 2Day sale only lasts from November 19th-20th. Enter in promo. code TURKEY at the checkout page and save 30% off of everything. Hurry and go save only at www.rocknjocks.com

We first had the pleasure of championing this act a few years ago around his video parody of Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air where Shad plays the part of Will Smith. Since then, Shad's career has picked up quickly, now with a new record TSOL out on Black Box Music in Canada and Decon Records in the US.

Having just finished up a North American tour with K-OS, and heading off to Europe in a few weeks (see dates on your left), Shad's style of hip-hop is far from traditional. Incorporating elements of humor, irony, intellect, and instrumental brilliance into both his live show and recordings, Shad's splash has already hit home with the likes of Pitchfork, URB, and OkayPlayer to name a few, but we still like to think of ourselves as the true discoverers of this Canadian hip-hop anomaly ;)
A big shout out to Shad's bandmate, DJ T-LO who has a slew of awards for his scratching abilities across the globe and to his management at The Faculty Of who are just amazing people.

We saw Shad premier his new video for the single, "We, Myself, and I" in Toronto during TIFF week and can't seem to get enough of it! Check it out for yourself, along with the Fresh Prince parody titled "The Old Prince".

Good Charlotte recently stopped by Fuel TV's The Daily Habit to rock the stage with a live performance of "Like It's Her Birthday." The high-energy track appears on GC's fifth studio record, Cardiology, which has been receiving high praise from critics and fans alike. Fans who didn't catch the original airing on Monday can watch GC live on The Daily Habit right now.

Yesterday Norah Jones released ...Featuring, a compilation album featuring duets that the singer has done throughout her career with artists in almost every genre. One of those songs is "Creepin' In," a collaboration with the legendary Dolly Parton. "We cut it live with her... it was way faster than it was supposed to be but it was great, her energy is just great," Norah shared. Check out the video to hear more from Norah and Dolly about their experience recording the song, and grab ...Featuring now on Amazon or at NorahJones.com.



Chromeo have teamed up with La Roux's Elly Jackson for a dynamic electro-funk duet, "Hot Mess." The original version appears on Chromeo's latest album, Business Casual (Big Beat/Atlantic), but Jackson took a shine to the Canadian duo and offered to lend vocals to the new and recently completed redux. "Hot Mess" marks a rare appearance for Jackson outside of her work as La Roux.

"Hot Mess" itself is an ice-cold break up number, not unlike classic '80s duets by Prince & Sheena Easton, the Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield, or The Human League. "Hot Mess" will be released as a single complete with remixes by Turbo Recordings founder Tiga and Duck Sauce who recently dominated international charts with the single, "Barbra Streisand." Chromeo recently worked with Parisian design house Surface To Air to produce the stunning video for "Hot Mess" which premiered online earlier this week, receiving attention from mainstream sites and taste-making blogs alike. Carrying the momentum into the New Year, the duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg will hit the road for a string of US dates this winter.


Thu 1/20 Quebec City, QC Imperial
Fri 1/21 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Sat 1/22 Toronto, ON Opera House
Thu 2/3 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Fri 2/4 New York, NY Terminal 5
Sat 2/5 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Thu 2/10 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sat 2/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Thu 2/17 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Fri 2/18 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Sat 2/19 Pomona, CA Fox Theatre

LA street fashion icon Taz Arnold, the guy who created Ti$a, revived MCM, and was apart of this infamous photo with Kanye West is coming to Atlanta to host Art Nouveau's "TABLOID" event. Take a closer look at the Promo Video and purchase tickets at An-Mag.com/Tabloid

LONDON (November 17, 2010) - Today, Converse releases the dynamic music video to the original song 'Didn't Know What Love Was' - a genre-blending collaboration featuring outstanding British artists Bernard Sumner from Bad Lieutenant, New Order and Joy Division, Alexis and Joe from Hot Chip and Hot City.

Directed by renowned Sweden-based Video Director Andreas Nilsson (MGMT 'Flash Delirium', Miike Snow 'Rabbit', Fever Ray 'If I Had a Heart', Yeasayer 'Madder Red') the video has, as Nilsson describes it, "a dry sense of humour, combined with a rather frantic visual idea."

Nilsson continues, "The cast, besides the artists, were a bunch of different look-a-likes who are probably better called 'kind-of-likes'. One reason for this idea was that I wanted to explore with body doubles and contrasting shapes and sizes a story that felt connected to the larger theme of connectivity. Another reason was that I just found the image of a growing/shrinking Alexis very funny."

"We are excited about this visionary music video that brings to life the original track "Didn't Know What Love Was" through a journey with Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip and Hot City. As Converse continues to celebrate music, collaborating with innovative directors like Nilsson tells a deeper story that supports our on-going support of both iconic and emerging talent. The music video gives the artists the unique creative opportunity to express themselves via a globally accessible platform. The new video and original track are both available for free download and demonstrate the incredible dynamism of the UK music scene", said Geoff Cottrill, Chief Marketing Officer of Converse.

On working with the artists involved in the track Nilsson comments: "Didn't Know What Love Was' is the first video I have created for Converse's music project, a project that celebrates and supports the greatest art form since pyramid building - music. For the 'Didn't Know What Love Was' track, Converse has brought together truly amazing artists. Working with Bernard Sumner of Joy Division and New Order was like hanging out with my own personal history and Hot Chip and Hot City are both contemporary favorites that I listen to when I work in the garden and dance with my dog."

Converse's year-long campaign celebrating the incomparable British music scene has been championed by the release of the hot new track 'Didn't Know What Love Was' with remixes by Hot City, Chew Lips and Hudson Mohawk.

To support the track, Converse commissioned three short films featuring Bernard Sumner, Alexis and Joe from Hot Chip and Hot City, which are all available now, along with today's music video, for music fans globally to download at www.converse.co.uk and authorized Converse websites around the world.

Soulja Boy has unveiled the official music video for the club banger "Mean Mug" featuring 50 Cent. The music video features the two hip-hop moguls going back and forth while taking a few jabs at their enemies. "Mean Mug" will appear on Soulja Boy's upcoming release, The DeAndre Way, along with other hit singles "Speakers Going Hammer" and "Blowing Me Kisses." The DeAndre Way will hit shelves on November 30th and is now available for preorder on Amazon.com!



November 17, 2010 - The digital version of “Love Like Woe,” the first single from Sire/Decaydance Records artist THE READY SET has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The JR Rotem-produced “Love Like Woe,” off The Ready Set’s debut EP I’m Alive I’m Dreaming, is climbing radio and sales charts across the country. The track is currently #15 on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart, with over 25 million in audience and growing every week. “Love Like Woe” is also #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #25 on the Digital Songs Chart.

The Ready Set is 21 year-old Indiana-born drummer, singer, songwriter and keyboardist Jordan Witzigreuter, who creates infectious, danceable pop designed for fun. I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming is the first release from the joint venture between Sire Records and Pete Wentz’s Decaydance Records.

MTV has been an early supporter of The Ready Set. Witzigreuter spent the summer on the MTV VMA tour with Never Shout Never, performed live on the finale of the TJ competition and was selected for MTV’s coveted “PUSH” & “POSTED” artist programs. The video for fan-favorite “More Than Alive” premiered yesterday during primetime as a part of MTV's "premiere week" alongside Bruno Mars, B.O.B. and My Chemical Romance. This marks one of the first times MTV has premiered a developing artist during primetime.

On November 30, 2010 The Ready Set will premiere the digital holiday EP “Regifted”. The release includes “Wishlist,” an original holiday song, a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” and an acoustic version of “More Than Alive” as well as a digital booklet for only $1.99. To coincide with the holiday EP, "I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming" will be discounted and sold for only $6.99 on iTunes.

The Ready Set is out on tour now with Hey Monday and Cartel. The nationwide string of dates runs through November 27th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and he will also be performing at several radio shows through December. Keep an eye out for 2011 touring plans. Visit www.thereadyset.com or www.myspace.com/thereadyset for more info.

This week KarmaloopTV checks in with DJ Quiz and DJ Enuff to talk about Def Jam Cipher Sessions.


November 16, 2010 — Burbank, CA — A very special transmission for Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, the brand-new album from Reprise Records’ My Chemical Romance, is now beaming in full video glory from Dr. Death Defying’s lair on www.mychemicalromance.com.

In this special event, Dr. Death Defying, a DJ who appears on Danger Days, is spinning the album in its entirety and providing commentary between songs, including the band’s two new singles “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” and “Sing.”


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Today OFF!, the LA-based punk/hardcore quartet comprised of Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt), are offering up First Four EPs as a free stream on Think Indie, where you can also purchase the album digitally a week before you can get it anywhere else. Falling just shy of 18 minutes, the 16 song set is a cavalcade of raw intensity and blistering tempos (only two songs crack the 90 second mark). The few mp3 leaks that precede today's stream have been surfaced in such esteemed outlets as Pitchfork (who named the track "Upside Down" as "Best New Music" last week), Fader, Spinner, Brooklyn Vegan, and just about everywhere else you can think of.

While the recorded output of the band is nothing to scoff at, the multitudes of fans who have seen the band at their appearances at CMJ, Fun Fun Fun Fest, FYF Fest, Riot Fest, and their historic TV appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly will attest that nothing matches the ferocious onslaught of the band in the live arena. As the 7" box set nears its release on December 14, the band have announced an appearance at the FYF Christmas party supporting No Age and The Soft Pack at the Glasshouse in Pamona, CA (see details below).

First Four EPs stream on Think Indie:

"Upside Down" track review on Pitchfork:

All 13 Legendary Beatles Studio Albums & Special Digital Box Set
· Apple Corps, EMI and Apple are proud to announce that The Beatles are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store http://www.itunes.com

· Starting today, each of the Beatles' 13 legendary remastered studio albums, including "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Revolver," "The Beatles [The White Album]," and "Abbey Road", will be available as iTunes LPs, which create an immersive album experience with a beautiful design and expanded visual features including a unique mini-documentary about the creation of each album.

· The two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and the classic "Red" and "Blue" collections are also available as iTunes LPs.

· A special digital "Beatles Stereo Box Set" contains the 13 remastered studio albums as iTunes LPs with all mini-documentaries, "Past Masters," and the "Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964" concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures the Beatles' very first US concert in its entirety.

· Individual songs from all the albums & box set are also available to purchase.

· In addition, Beatles fans can stream and view the "Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964" concert film from iTunes for free until December 31 2010.

· Visit The Beatles iTunes homepage. http://www.itunes.com/thebeatles

· Visit The Beatles official site: http://thebeatles.com

Last week Travis Barker gave fans a behind the scenes look at the creation of the "Carry It" music video off of his highly anticipated debut album, Give The Drummer Some. Now the hip-hop punk rock drummer has premiered the official music video and he does not fail to deliver. "Carry It" features high energy performances from Wu-Tang Clan members, RZA and Raekwon, along with Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom

To watch the official music video for "Carry It" visit Vevo.com.
Give The Drummer Some, is slated for for a Feburary 2011 release and will feature a star studded line-up including Rick Ross, Ludacris, E-40, The Cool Kids, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Clipse, Game, Bun B, Lil Wayne, and more.

Converse Rubber Tracks is a new, state-of-the-art recording studio opening in Brooklyn, NY that will provide emerging artists with the incredible opportunity to record music in a high-quality studio alongside a team of experienced local engineers at no cost. Converse Rubber Tracks will provide a platform for new musicians and directly help them overcome one of the biggest hurdles in their career--affording studio time.

The new short-film, titled "Software & Gear" features interviews and testimonials with critically acclaimed musicians and producers all discussing their favorite equipment in the studio that enables them to capture their music the exact way they want to. Featured in this short-film are artists and producers including Dan Black, Robert Schwartzman of Rooney, The Bodega Girls, and Homeboy Sandman.

Musicians can visit www.converse.com/rubbertracks to receive more information about Converse Rubber Tracks studio, details on the registration process and updates for the official date when applications open.

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1. Friday Night Lights
2. Too Deep For The Intro
3. Before I’m Gone
4. Back To The Topic
5. You Got It (feat. Wale)
6. Villematic
7. Enchanted (feat. Omen) (Produced by J. Cole and Omen)
8. Blow Up
9. Higher
10. In The Morning (feat. Drake) (Produced by L&X Music)
11. 2Face (Produced by Syience)
12. The Autograph
13. Best Friend
14. Cost Me A Lot
15. Premeditated Murder
16. Home For The Holidays
17. Love Me Not
18. See World (Produced by J. Cole and Elite)
19. Farewell
20. Kanye West feat. J. Cole, Pusha T. Big Sean & CyHi Da Prynce – Looking For Trouble [Bonus Track]

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Rock-N-Jocks just released a perfect match for your Nike Kobe Zoom V's with this custom Los Angeles Dodgers done in L.A. Lakers colors. Since the Lakers are best in the league you might as well get the best on top of your head. This fitted is all purple with the top of the bill in black and the bottom of the bill in yellow. The embroidered "LA" logo is in yellow and outlined in black. The embroidered m.l.b. logo on the back of the hat is in purple, yellow and black. Just limited to 30 total pieces be sure to get yours before they sell out. Exclusively available at www.rocknjocks.com Also be sure to follow RNJ on their blog for updates and discount codes at http://rocknjocksnewerafitteds.blogspot.com/

November 10, 2010 // New York, NY – Los Angeles duo, Pepper Rabbit, is thrilled to announce upcoming west coast tour dates supporting Freelance Whales and Passion Pit this Fall, plus dates with Ra Ra Riot to kick off the new year. The band has spent the past month on the road across America supporting Cotton Jones, hitting the CMJ Music Marathon for four ecstatic shows, followed by a trek across Canada with Rural Alberta Advantage, in support of their debut full-length, Beauregard, released in stores October 26 on Kanine Records. You can download the album track “Babette!” here.

Xander Singh and Luc Laurent met in Boston, began making music and recorded Beauregard in New Orleans, made their live debut in India, before settling in Los Angeles, where they have begun to earn high praises from peers such as Local Natives and press, including Under The Radar, Seattle’s KEXP, New York’s WNYC, Blackbook and an upcoming feature in FILTER, on stands later this month.

“Songs that manage to be happy and haunting all at once” - FILTER
“A treat-filled introduction to a duo unafraid to pound around on a variety of instruments…Singh and Laurent seamlessly blend their influences into a unified sound” - Under the Radar

Live Pepper Rabbit, performing as a trio, create a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound with an array of instruments from ukulele to clarinet, pounding rhythms and heavy synths. The band will celebrate in Los Angeles, November 18 at The Echo before heading out on the Freelance Whales/Passion Pit dates below. Be certain not to miss.

11/18/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
11/19/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop ^#
11/23/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^#
11/24/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
11/29/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre *
11/30/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *
12/1/10 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
12/3/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium *
12/4/10 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre *
12/5/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *
12/7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *
12/9/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
1/22/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s %
1/25/10 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall %
^ w/ Freelance Whales
# w/ Miniature Tigers
* w/ Passion Pit
% w/ Ra Ra Riot

Up until now, best known as founding member and drummer of Bruce Peninsula and collaborator with Timber Timbre, Steven McKay, a Toronto/Hamilton, ON native, is releasing his debut solo album.

Drawing influence from The Zombies, Free Design, early Cat Stevens and AM Gold hits McKay’s self-titled album is doused in a warm 60/70's air. Produced and engineered by Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Ohbijou) the songs range from stripped down rootsy folk, bright sunshine pop to dark proggy, dance rhythms. Touching on ideas of urban decay, home sickness, Canadian landscape, and old friends, the songs utilize rich percussion, smart lyrics, accompanied by gorgeous vocal harmonies and embellished by cheeky chimes and fun vintage synthesizer flairs.

As a drummer, singer, guitarist and whistler extraordinaire, McKay is a sought-after collaborator. In the past two years, he has worked with Timber Timbre, Thom Gill (Owen Pallett, THOMAS, Katie Stelmanis), Tusks, Casey Mecija (Ohbijou), Drew Smith (The Bicycles), Maylee Todd, and many more.

As the solo act, Steven McKay and his band, have played all over Ontario, opening for Cuff the Duke, Elliott Brood, Jim Guthrie, and Danny Michel among others. Made up of guitarist Thom Gill, bassist Bram Gielen, vocalists Allie Hughes and Alex Samaras and drummer Eric Woolston, Steven's live show is celebrated for its instrumental precision, charming and amusing stage banter and beautiful vocal performances.

Steven McKay and his band will be on the road in Fall 2010 and again in early 2011 to promote this self titled release.

11/4 - Toronto - Imperial Pub
11/11 - Guelph - E-Bar
11/17 - Montreal - Le Cagibi
11/18 - Antigonish - the Golden X Inn
11/19 - Sackville - the Roadhouse
11/20 - Halifax - the Argyle Gallery
11/23 - Toronto - Soundscapes (in store)
11/25 - Kingston - the Mansion
11/26 - Hamilton - Casbah Lounge
11/27 - Waterloo - the Grist Mill