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Depeche Mode Denounce Richard Spencer’s “Official Band of the Alt-Right” Claim

Depeche Mode have responded to white nationalist and “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer’s remark that “Depeche Mode is the official band of the alt-right.” A representative for the band tells Pitchfork, “That is a ridiculous statement. Show More Summary

Watch the 2017 BRIT Awards Live Stream Here

The 2017 BRIT Awards are taking place tonight at the O2 Arena in London. Watch a live stream of the ceremony below. Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Skepta, the 1975, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, and Emeli Sandé will all perform, and there will be a George Michael tribute. Show More Summary

Juliana Hatfield Announces New Anti-Trump Album Pussycat

Juliana Hatfield has announced a new album called Pussycat, which is coming April 28 via American Laundromat. Hatfield wrote the album as a reaction to the 2016 presidential election. “All of these songs just started pouring out of me,”...Show More Summary

"Day 37/100: Lavender Country "Red Dress"

It's the latest song in the 'Our First 100 Days' series. Continue reading…

Watch Danny Brown Perform at Jack White’s Third Man Pressing Party

Jack White’s Third Man Pressing—the new record pressing plant housed in the back of Third Man’s Detroit shop—is holding a grand opening party today. Last night, before the party that’s open to the public, Third Man threw a private opening party. Show More Summary

Jay Z, Nas, DMX, Jadakiss Track Previewed By Swizz Beatz: Watch

Last night, Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze engaged in a “battle of the beats.” It streamed live on YouTube and lasted for over two hours. At one point, Swizz dropped an unreleased song that appears to feature Jay Z, Nas, DMX, and Jadakiss. Show More Summary

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! I fell deep, through the holes of your eyes / and what I found resembles dark signs / The kind of hell I’m in ain’t enough to keep me down / the kind of hell I’m in just ain’t enough / just ain’t enough to keep me down Still I cry […] The post TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live Shots: Alter Bridge and Nonpoint at the Regency Ballroom, 2/20

Alter Bridge is out on the road for their The Last Hero Tour, aptly named after their most recent release on Napalm Records. While the band last passed through the Bay Area in 2016 with Breaking Benjamin, they haven’t done a proper headlining...Show More Summary

The Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra at the Hi Ho Lounge on Fat Tuesday!

Finding the black Indians of New Orleans on Mardi Gras is always a challenge. Hearing them sing their songs is even more of a mean feat considering all the photographers vying for the best shot as the tribes march and meet one another. Show More Summary

Brooke Moriber, The TVD First Date

“I grew up a few blocks from Tower Records on east 4th street in NYC when CDs were the thing. I always felt like a kid in a candy store sifting through the albums.” “What I didn’t know then was how much lush, uncompressed, instrumentation I was being deprived of by only listening to digital […] The post Brooke Moriber, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Premiere: Dakota Blue, “Lavalike” EP

PHOTO: PRISCILLA MARS | Following some delay, emerging singer, guitarist, and visual artist Dakota Blue has released “Lavalike,” an intriguing five-track EP. Each of the tracks on “Lavalike” were written, played, and produced by Blue, an LA native. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Poison, Open Up and Say… Ahh!

With a band as great as hair metal heroes Poison, where does one even begin? With the cover of their 1986 debut Look What the Cat Dragged In, on which the boys look cuter than any of the groupies they sleazed into the sack with? Or with...Show More Summary

In rotation: 2/24/17

Vinyl comes back in Davis fair: Little did Josh Chapman realize seven years ago that when he started the Vinyl and Music Fair he had created a monster. A nice, friendly, old-school monster. What began “as a little, 10 or 15-table swap” of music is now the twice-a-year Vinyl and Music Fair with more than […] The post In rotation: 2/24/17 appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live: Lee Fields & The Expressions at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 2/18

Round about showtime Saturday night as the young backing band the Expressions were churning out the cool and lightly funky sounds of the past the way serious students from Greenpoint, Brooklyn could do in their matching paisley tux jackets, out came the front man in his sparkly blue tux jacket. Show More Summary

TVD Radar: “Signal to Noise” WFDU Fundraiser at the Mercury Lounge featuring Monsterland, 2/24–2/25

“College radio” probably conjures up images of walls of records and pimply faced geeks gently dropping a needle on a Ramones record with WWII-era radar operator headphones on. For me it’s hard to update the image I have of college radio...Show More Summary

Tamar Eisenman, The TVD First Date and Premiere, “Easy Comes Free”

“Time to get a turntable! When I moved to New York City about a year ago, I was pretty obsessed with getting a new turntable. Moving makes one buy things. However, a few months later you usually realize you don’t need half of what you bought. Show More Summary

What's going on Saturday?

Tonight's NYC shows include Run the Jewels, Lauryn Hill, Afropunk at The Apollo, Hamilton Leithauser/Lucy Dacus, Indie Pop Prom, and more. Continue reading…

Frank Ocean Annotates Lyrics For New Song “Slide”

Frank Ocean recently guested on Calvin Harris’ new song “Slide,” also featuring Migos. Now, the singer-songwriter has taken to Genius to annotate one of his first lyrics on the new track. “A picasso painting that sold for so much money,”...Show More Summary

Steve Albini, Kim Deal, Mike Watt, More Appear in New Indie Rock Documentary

Where It Begins: 1977-2000 is a new documentary that follows “the rise of American independent music through a midwest college music scene.” Directed by John Isberg, it features interviews with producer Steve Albini, Joe Shanahan, Kim Deal, Mike Watt, Ian Mackaye, and more. Show More Summary

Take a Video Tour of Jack White’s Third Man Pressing Plant

Last month, Jack White announced the opening of Third Man Pressing, a new vinyl pressing plant located in Detroit. The environmentally conscious, state-of-the-art facility features “eight of the first newly built presses built in 35 years,”and is capable of crafting 5,000 records every 8 hours. Show More Summary

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