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    In The Interviews Dec 16, 2014 EDT

    Bleep Bloop Talks '10 Watt Lazers' EP, DJ Shadow Relationship & Outer Space [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

    Northern California producer Bleep Bloop is on a mission. Aaron Triggs, known professionally as Bleep Bloop, aims to bring his cosmic soundwaves to the masses. The DJ Shadow protégé just made his debut on Shadow's new label Liquid Amber with a new three track EP 10 Watt Lazers. We had the chance to chat with Triggs on the heels of his EP release to discuss his relationship with DJ Shadow, talk about the creative process behind the EP and his love for out space.

  • Acme Feed & Seed
    In The Interviews Dec 12, 2014 EDT

    Acme Feed & Seed: How One of America's Hottest New Venues Is Turning Nashville On Its Head

    Elite food options and four themed floors of entertainment make Acme Feed & Seed the current "it" place in Nashville. The roof provides a beautiful view of the Cumberland River and the Tennessee Titans' pro football stadium. But don't get it twisted; music is the centerpiece.

  • Ash Wednesday (left), Uncle Meg (middle), Clara Bizna$$ (right)
    In The Interviews Dec 11, 2014 EDT

    "Lena Dunham" Rap Trio Hand Job Academy Dish On The Story Behind The Song, Their Name And More

    Last month we shared a video (filmed by Taylor Swift) of Lena Dunham dancing along to a song named after her by the all-girl Brooklyn rap trio Hand Job Academy. Although the song isn't actually about the GIRLS creator, it references her in the hook and on the line "finna let it all hang out, Lena Dunham." The video for the song also features a parody the text from Dunham's book cover for her biography Not That Kind Of Girl, switching out "a young women tell you want she's 'learned'" for "a bad b*tch tells you what she's 'learned." Music Times caught up with the women behind the Dunham-approved track, Clara Bizna$$, Uncle Meg, and Ash Wednesday. Here's what they had to say:

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  • Ultra Buenos Airea Announces 2015 Phase 1 Lineup; Tiësto, Alesso, Porter Robinson Included

  • Ed Sheeran 'x' Leads Album Sales in U.K. Leading up to Christmas: Olly Murs, Sam Smith Chart High

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  • The-Dream Shares New Song "Fruition" From Upcoming Album [LISTEN]

  • One Direction Release NBC Special Teaser 'Little Things' On Heels Of SNL Performance [WATCH]

  • T-Pain Shares CDQ Of Lil Wayne Collab 'Let Me Through' Ahead Of 'Stoicville' Release [LISTEN]

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  • Scorpions Announce New Album 'Return To Forever,' Single 'We Built This House'

  • 'X Factor' Winner Ben Haenow Tops Christmas Singles Chart in UK with OneRepublic Cover "Something I Need"

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    In The Off-Key Dec 21, 2014 EDT

    The Next 'Entourage'? David Fincher to Direct 'Living on Video' - Show About Music Video Business for HBO

    HBO may have found its new "Entourage." David Fincher is the mastermind behind "Living on Video," which follows an aspiring director who gets caught up in the business of music videos in the 1980s. The show was written by Rich Wilkes and Bob Stevenson, who was friends with Fincher when he was involved in the world of music videos.Read more »

    In The Off-Key Dec 21, 2014 EDT

    Paul Stanley's Unaired Folgers Coffee Commercial Surfaces, KISS Frontman Sings Sans Makeup [WATCH]

    Remember that time when KISS frontman Paul Stanley was the face of Folgers Coffee (sans makeup)? It's okay if you don't because no one does. The singer appeared in a TV spot back in 2000, but it never aired. After watching the commercial, which recently surfaced on the Internet, it's easy to see why it never saw the light of day.Read more »

    In The Genres Dec 21, 2014 EDT

    U2 Accused Of "Cashing In" On Irish Terror Attacks With Belfast Video Shoot

    Between the widespread criticism against the free iTunes release of their latest album, 'Songs of Innocence.' and Bono's unfortunate biking accident in New York City, U2 couldn't seem to catch a break this past year, and following a controversial music video shoot last week, matters have only gotten worse. According to reports, residents of Belfast, Northern Ireland have accused the legendary rock band of tastelessly "cashing in" on their city's infamous sectarian violence with a music video shoot last Wednesday, Dec. 17, which stirred up plenty of painful memories.Read more »

    In The Genres Dec 21, 2014 EDT

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Playing First Two Albums In Full For DVD Release

    Legacy acts have turned "full album" shows into a major trend over the past few years, but few have recordings on the level of Lynyrd Skynyrd's first two albums. Though much of the original band is no longer with us, the contemporary lineup will give fans flashbacks to the early '70s with a pair of album-centric shows in February.Read more »

    In The Genres Dec 21, 2014 EDT

    Kevin Gates Shares "I Don't Get Tired" Music Video Featuring August Alsina [WATCH]

    Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates has shared the music video for his latest single, "I Don't Get Tired" featuring August Alsina, which you can check out here. The Jon J.-directed clip incorporates footage of Gates on tour in between shots of him rapping in an auto-repair shop and outside of a convenience store. August Alsina, who provides the chorus hook, appears in some of the live performance footage, but doesn't appear alongside Gates in the scenes shot specifically for the video.Read more »

    In The News Dec 21, 2014 EDT

    NYPD Claims Mayor de Blasio Has Blood of 2 Slain B'klyn Cops on His Hands

    Did New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lay the groundwork for violence against police officers by seeming to side with protestors who have been upset over the lack of an indictment in the death of Eric Garner? That appears to be the official position of the NYPD, which is now grieving what it is calling the "assassination" of two police officers reportedly sitting in their patrol car eating lunch yesterday. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos likely did not see Ismaayil Brinsley walk up beside the passenger side front window and take aim.

    Brinsley's deadly actions were intended to be a retaliation for the deaths of Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police officers who were never charged, not even with a misdemeanor. While de Blasio spoke out against the violence condemning the murders, members of the NYPD turned their backs on him when he walked into the room to give an official press conference on yesterday's crime.

    It seems the NYPD feels that the mayor has been unsupportive and not aligned himself with them while the city has been in a state of upheaval and racial tensions are intensifying. The police feel so much like City Hall has abandoned them that officers actually have been signing a petition that would ban de Blasio from attending their funerals should they die in the line of duty.Read more »

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