Stereogum has just released their 40 Best New Bands of 2010, and the list is amazing! All the bands on the list have a complete bio with links to their website and social network profiles. Additionally, each band has provided a free track for users to download. So make sure you head over to Stereogum and take a look at what they think the best bands of 2010 are.
Yoko Ono is planning to throw a two day concert in Los Angeles for her late husband, John Lennon.
According to Spin, October 1st will feature performances by Iggy Pop, Nels Cline and Mike Watt. October 2nd will host sets by Lady Gaga, along with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. And finally, both nights will feature “RZA, Perry Farrell, Carrie “Princess Leia” Fisher, actor Vincent Gallo, Paul Simon’s son Harper, and more.”
“Hand-picked artists will join the band onstage, much like the We Are Plastic Ono Band show in Brooklyn this past February, where guest stars included Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, and Scissor Sisters…
“Fans can expect something similar to the Brooklyn show, where the band played selections from Plastic Ono Band’s catalogue, including an all-star jam finale of 1969’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The set also featured newer material culled from Ono’s surprising 2009 album, Between My Head and the Sky.
“Tickets are already onsale for the event via Ticketmaster.”
“Struggles with mounting debt were made public last year when our readers responded with generosity to save the magazine. But the prolonged downturn of the ad market has forced a hiatus”, according to a post on the site. Moving to web-only has hurt other publications, but the magazine’s staff vows to fight on. “Paste, while considering strategic alternatives, is focusing on its digital assets, including PasteMagazine.com.”
“We thank all of those who have shown such tremendous support to a vision of independent media focused on Signs of Life in Music, Film & Culture, including subscribers, advertisers, writers, photographers, illustrators, publicists, record labels, movie studios, book & game publishers and others in the press.”
Hello RouteNote readers. Once more we find ourselves together on a Wednesday. Would you like some new music to entertain your ear drums? Today I’ve got two new artists for you to listen to and enjoy, or ignore and hear of again. It’s entirely up to you.
Cutthroat Convention are a band I’ve become slightly obsessed with over the past few days. I don’t know if I particularly like them or not, but they’re not that much like anything else I’ve heard before. Normally if something is sold to me as ‘Experimental’ I expect it to be very boring and very much not experimental. Cutthroat Convention are an exception to this. They seem to have a good sense of humor too, if this quote from their website is anything to go by “You’re experimental, we’re boring c*unts”
Please listen to the song below and if you’re in anyway tickled, then please download their album for free here and visit their MySpace page.
My other little suggestion for you is a BIG M.C by the name of Status Reign. He’s already quite well established in his home town Minneapolis (yes, my contacts reach that far, what of it?) and I can’t particularly see any reason that he shouldn’t become a stinking success elsewhere. He reminds me a little bit of Brother Ali, which can only be a good thing. Listen to the track below and visit his MySpace and Bandcamp pages.
Guns N’ Roses made a very big impressions on Friday night at Reading Festival. Guns N’ Roses were booed and jeered — only to have have the plug pulled on them at the end of their crushingly disappointing set.
We have received a lot of emails saying that Axl Rose just look out of condition and was struggling to even sing! 80,000 disgruntled festivalgoers didnt hang around as the major headed over to the NME/Radio 1 Stage, where LCD Soundsystem were giving a lesson in how to headline a festival.
Audiodax has a very strange mix of electronic hip hop, but somehow it works. Audiodax is the teaming of Thomas Balcom (aka Temble) and Matt Rivera (aka Krypton Flo) who met at DePauw University. The guys are both fans of Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles, Kid Cudi and Ratatat.
Their ultimate goal is to make people’s life a little sweeter with their music, “[We want to create] music that will inspire good feelings and even better times,” they write on their web site.
Here is a free mp3 to stream titled “Uh Oh”. Make sure you share it around!
The Smashing Pumpkins closed out this years Sunset Strip Music Festival with a bang. In avoid disappointing the fans who have been coming out to shows for the better part of 3 decades, Corgan also still had the time to slip into a messy jam of gothic noise midway through the Zeitgeist classic “United States.”
Olly Murs has been able to do what Joe McElderry couldnt do, and thats to enter the UK singles chart at number one with his debut single. McElderry, who beat Murs in last season’s X Factor final, famously missed out on a number one debut last December with his first single to Rage Against The Machine, although The Climb did appropriately climb to the top a week later.
My Darkest Days performing Porn Star Dancing. (C) 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group. This track is actually quite catchy! Didnt really like it the first 10 times I watched the video, but it has grown on me.