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'Doom Abuse' by The Faint

Back of The Billboards: 'Doom Abuse' by The Faint

Apr 2014 15:53PM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

Organizers in Detroit did not see this coming.

First Detroit Electronic Music Festival Cancelled, Already Rescheduled for 2015

Apr 2014 14:08PM EDT

A pair of electronic music events have been cancelled in Detroit, although it doesn't seem like too much work was put into getting them off the ground at all. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival and the Federation of Electronic Music Technology, two festivals planned for July 4th weekend in coordination with each other was called off via an alert on the events' mutual website.READ MORE

Ed Sheeran: 'I'm on my way...I'm on my way...HOME SWEET HOOOOOOOOOME!'

Pharrell Williams and 'Happy' Continue Digital Downloads Domination

Apr 2014 13:17PM EDT

The slow sales that plagued the Billboard 200 this week didn't avoid the Digital Downloads chart either, although totals weren't nearly as painful for digital tracks. A new name came into play, but the top four tracks will be familiar to our readers.READ MORE

One Direction aims to save this summer's music touring business.

One Direction 'You & I' Big Payno Remix Hits Web

Apr 2014 12:48PM EDT

One Direction's Big Payno remix of its new single "You & I" has arrived online. Today (April 16), the Liam Payne mixed version of the track arrived on SoundCloud, and it's just the sort of One Direction/EDM blend that you would expect... pretty tame.READ MORE

Avicii will be among the headliners at the Electric Daisy Carnival UK.

Avicii and Calvin Harris Will Headline Electric Daisy UK 2014

Apr 2014 12:25PM EDT

Insomniac has polished off the details of its United Kingdom chapter for 2014, and have released an official list of performers for 2014. Avicii and Calvin Harris will be included among the headliners for the two day festival.READ MORE

Flying Lotus

7 Gateway Artists Into Hip-Hop

Apr 2014 14:20PM EDT

If you ask someone what kind of music they listen to, fifty percent of the time their answer will be “everything, except country and rap”. While I’ve written about country songs that would appeal to country-haters, hip-hop is much trickier and more misunderstood. If you’re thinking of getting into hip-hop, here are seven artists that would be excellent entry points.READ MORE

Mad Men

10 Coolest TV Theme Songs

Apr 2014 14:04PM EDT

In celebration of the premiere of Mad Men's final season this weekend, we've come up with a list of ten of the coolest TV show theme songs of all time. Let's begin with the song that inspired this list...READ MORE

Ultra Music Festival

Movement to Cancel Ultra 2015 Pushed Back; A Good Sign for Festival

Apr 2014 11:51AM EDT

An announcement on Friday has EDM fans celebrating and anti-Ultra groups fearing the worst.READ MORE

John Frusciante, "Enclosure"

Junk Mail: Emailing About John Frusciante's New Album 'Enclosure'

Apr 2014 16:31PM EDT

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. This week: Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter and Carolyn Menyes email back and forth about John Frusciante's Enclosure.READ MORE

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams Still on Top, but John Legend Approacheth

Apr 2014 14:34PM EDT

Tell us if this one sounds familiar: Pharrell Williams and "Happy" was the most downloaded song in America last week. Of course it does. Williams and his hit, the best selling track of 2014, have topped the Digital Downloads chart for eight straight weeks.READ MORE

Robyn

Robyn and Röyksopp Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Apr 2014 11:37AM EDT

Swedish pop stalwart Robyn and Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp set up a website nearly four months ago stating their intents of performing a tour together during 2014. The pair of acts apparently decided that fans had endured enough suspense and formally released the official list of dates Monday.READ MORE

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers To Receive Legend IMS Legend Award

Apr 2014 17:16PM EDT

Nile Rodgers will be honored with the International Music Summit's Legends Award next month.READ MORE

The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden

LCD Soundsystem 'Long Goodbye' Exhibition to Be Held in New York

Apr 2014 12:07PM EDT

It's been three years since LCD Soundsystem played its farewell show at Madison Square Garden. Although the band is no longer together, fans can relive their concert experience via the dance-rock crew's live album, The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden.READ MORE

Jay Z, or at least the Made In America Festival, may be heading west.

Made In America Festival May Schedule Second Event in Los Angeles

Apr 2014 12:49PM EDT

It's only a rumor for the time being (a well-sourced rumor, mind you), but reports suggest that the Made In America Festival might be looking to launch a West Coast version of the event as soon as this summer. According to the reports, Live Nation (the promoter of the flagship Philadelphia event) are looking at Los Angeles.READ MORE

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Festival Reviewing Policies Following Security Guard Trampling

Apr 2014 11:38AM EDT

The organizers of Ultra Music Festival, based in Miami, will be conducting a comprehensive review of its security measures, following the trampling incident that put 28-year-old private security guard Erica Mack in the hospital this past weekend.READ MORE

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