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  • Incan Abraham: Teddy Cafaro, Spencer Mandel, Giuliano Pizzulo, Andrew Clinco
    In The Indie Apr 03, 2014 EDT

    Incan Abraham Talks West Coast Stereotypes, Peruvian Soda and Debut Album, 'Tolerance'

    It's no longer freezing in New York after months of snow and gloomy weather. Could the members of Incan Abraham have brought some Los Angeles warmth with them? As they sit on a bench outside of The Brooklyn Bowl, they speak of their upcoming album, Tolerance, as a "tombstone" of sorts. It's the band's debut LP, but they describe it as quite literally a record of the years they've worked leading up to this point.

  • 'Honest' by Future
    In The Hip Hop/R&B Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Junk Mail: Future's 'Honest' Album Review...Performed Via Email

    Music Times writers share an office area of roughly 45 sq. ft, which makes having face-to-face conversations totally impossible. Junk Mail is these millenials' attempt to discuss and review the week's hottest album releases... without needing to look at each other.

  • John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats
    In The Rock Apr 23, 2014 EDT

    5 Artists Whose Lyrics Are Better Than Their Music

    When talking about his songwriting, Kurt Cobain was once said “music comes first and lyrics come second.” Most songwriters and music fans place the importance of a song’s music over its lyrical content, but there are some singers whose lyrics are actually the best parts of their songs. Here are five artists whose lyrics are better than their music.


  • Who Shot Ya: Top 10 Most Sampled Jazz Artists of All Time via WhoSampled, From Nina Simone and Erykah Badu to Biggie and Snoop

  • Collateral Damage: Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda Campaign Against Sheet Music Piracy

  • Who Will Succeed the Departing Mariss Jansons at the Royal Concertgebouw?

  • Congrats to Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood - A Proud Dad To Be

  • Jana Kramer Shows Off New Ink

  • Barry and Linda Gibb Sell Johnny and June Carter Cash's Former Home

  • WATCH: Showdown: Natalie Stovall & The Drive vs. Aerosmith

  • Phil Wickham Hits the Road [FULL SCHEDULE]

  • 7 Great Songs with Spoken Word Lyrics

  • Lee Brice May Not Dance, But He Makes You Want To! [WATCH]

  • Frozen Sells Most Copies Yet, Topping Billboard 200 for 11th Week

  • 7 Classic Albums That Are Way Too Long

  • Emerson String Quartet Performs Shostakovich and Britten at Alice Tully Hall for Lincoln Center's Great Performer Series

  • The Column: Ralph Vaughn Williams' 'The Lark Ascending Wins' Again, But Why?

  • Welsh Soprano Superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE Engaged to Long-Time Secret Director Beau Andrew Levitas, Fans Had No Clue!

  • After 10 Weeks in the Hospital, Kevin Sharp Dies at Home

  • Word Entertainment Grows to Offer a Lot More Than Music

  • 6 Artists Whose Sound Doesn't Match The Place They Came From

  • REVIEW: Courtney Love Demands Attention on 'You Know My Name'

  • Lily Allen mentions Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lorde and Rihanna in new track 'Sheezus'

  • Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Frankie Knuckles In Letter to Late DJ's Family

  • John Schlitt's "Live Out Loud" Goes to Radio

  • Under The Influence Of Music Tour 2014 Lineup, Tour Dates Revealed

  • Nicki Minaj Goes Back to Basics, Returns to Rap on Forthcoming Album

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    In The Hip Hop/R&B Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Producer Attempts to Extort Jay Z with Master Tapes

    Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records thought that they had lost four years worth of master tapes a decade ago, but it turns out they lucked out: The tapes were actually stolen by an idiot. Chauncey Mahan, a producer who had worked with Jay at the time, made off with the recordings and recently made a less-than-skillful attempt to extort the rapper.Read more »

    Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Listen to Damon Albarn's debut solo album, 'Everyday Robots'

    Damon Albarn's highly anticipated debut solo album, Everyday Robots, is streaming in its entirety one week ahead of its official release date, April 29 via Warner Bros. Records.Read more »

    In The Hip Hop/R&B Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Travis Barker and Zach De La Rocha recruited for 'Run the Jewels 2'

    El-P and Killer Mike shared a short teaser clip on Instagram yesterday of the follow-up to Run the Jewels, promised for 2014. Now, they've shared a few photos from inside their studio sessions.Read more »

    In The Pop Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Watch: Katy Perry Goofs Around in 'Birthday' Teaser

    Katy Perry is getting ready to throw a "Birthday" party, but it's going to get a little weird. Her fourth Prism single will be getting the official music video treatment on Thursday, April 24, but leading up to that release, today (April 22), Perry released a two-minute teaser video on her Twitter featuring some of the colorful birthday party entertainers that will be featured in the official, full-length visual.Read more »

    In The Pop Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Rock in Rio Will Debut in Las Vegas during 2015

    Rock in Rio has already escaped its Brazilian confines, but the company (also called Rock in Rio) has more-or-less declared that the event will make its American debut in Las Vegas during 2015.Read more »

    In The Rock Apr 22, 2014 EDT

    Kings Of Leon Announce Fall North American Tour

    Kings Of Leon may have just wrapped up one leg of its Mechanical Bull Tour on April 11, but the "Temple" rockers are already planning ahead. Yesterday (April 21), KOL announced an extensive international tour for this summer and fall, including over 30 dates in North America following its headlining set at Lollapalooza this August.Read more »

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