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Cheerleader Root On Infectious Indie Pop Melodies And Road Trip Soundtracks Ahead of CMJ 2014 [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Oct 2014 17:11PM EDT

Visions of cheerleaders oftentimes bring up teenage girls in mini-skirts supporting the local varsity team, but that's not always what a "cheerleader" is. Enter, Philadelphia indie pop outfit Cheerleader, the latest buzzing band to enter the scene.READ MORE

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performs at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 22, 2014.

Wilco Concert At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium On October 22, 2014 [PHOTO SLIDESHOW, SETLIST]

Oct 2014 14:06PM EDT

Wilco used the second and final night of their Ryman residency to give hardcore fans the show of a lifetime.READ MORE

Noel Gallagher in 2007

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Share Video for 'In the Heat of the Moment' [WATCH]

Oct 2014 11:19AM EDT

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds take a slick, straightforward approach in the video for their new single "In the Heat of the Moment."READ MORE

Cameron Carpenter

Classicalite Q&A with Cameron Carpenter on 'If You Could Read My Mind', His International Touring Organ and Working With Terry Riley

Oct 2014 09:18AM EDT

We recently caught up with celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter last week in Berlin where he is touring in support of, You Could Read My Mind. His latest record quickly became the top-selling classical album in the U.S. To wit, he has recently completed a custom built International Touring Organ (ITO) giving him the mobility to attract modernity in classical music abroad.READ MORE

Lynn Anderson, Neal McCoy, and Sara Evans

The Ladies of Country and the American Music Awards

Oct 2014 20:40PM EDT

Since 1974, the American Music Awards have been naming the Favorite Female Artist of the Year in Country Music. This year, they will crown the 42nd Favorite Female Artist - Country on November 23rd. Let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at the history of the category and the 12 women who have won the award ...READ MORE

Hunters

Interview: Hunters' Izzy Almeida on Leaving New York, Dating in a Band and A Tentative Second Album

Oct 2014 16:44PM EDT

When most people think of nostalgia for the '90s, images of Spice Girls and Pokemon dance in their head... not so much for the sludgy grunge music of the hard alternative rock scene. But, that's exactly what indie band Hunters brings to mind. Blending together the sensibility of riot grrrl punk with thrashing metal guitars, this Philadelphia via Brooklyn band recalls and era gone by.READ MORE

Paul McCartney - "McCartney II" (1980)

Paul Is NOT Dead: The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi and a History of Musical Death Hoaxes

Oct 2014 15:47PM EDT

The Beatles formally released a press statement on October 21 during 1969 to deny claims that Paul McCartney had died. He wasn't the first celebrity to undergo a death hoax nor would he be the last. One would think that with a news cycle that constantly updates during the new digital age, people would panic less about these things. Alas, it's almost gotten worse. Check out five of the most famous death hoaxes in the history of musicians and how they got started:READ MORE

Caleb Nott & Georgia Nott

Broods Co-Founder Caleb Nott Talks New Zealand, Lorde And Getting Along With His Talented Sister, Georgia [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Oct 2014 15:37PM EDT

Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress.READ MORE

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Music That Lives It: The Doors, Pink Floyd and...Drake?

Oct 2014 14:49PM EDT

Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 50 years ago, which he immediately turned down, citing that no author "should allow himself to be turned into an institution." A somewhat ironic argument considering the institution that his arguments have become in the world of philosophy. Although not the inventor of existentialism, Sartre was at the apex of the doctrine during its rise in popularity following World War II. Music Times gathered a few songs that can be seen as representing Sartre's thought process and we hope that all you philosophy majors will lay off if we blur some lines. This is dense stuff.READ MORE

Led Zeppelin - "Led Zeppelin II" (1969)

'Led Zeppelin II': 9 Songs Ranked For Its 45th Anniversary

Oct 2014 10:16AM EDT

Today, Oct. 22, marks the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's classic second album Led Zeppelin II. Released just nine months after their debut, Led Zeppelin II refined the band's soaring, metallic take on blues, delivering some of rock's greatest guitar riffs in the process. In celebration of this incredible album, here are its nine songs ranked.READ MORE

The Strumbellas

Juno Award Winners The Strumbellas Talk 'We Still Move On Dance Floors,' Perform "Run" and "Ride On" [WATCH]

Oct 2014 17:34PM EDT

Canadian folk band The Strumbellas celebrated the U.S. release of their sophomore album We Still Move On Dance Floors last month. The effort won them the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and was also nominated for the 2014 Polaris Prize. The band stopped by the Music Times offices before their show in NYC to talk about the album, their upcoming plans and what it felt like to win a Juno.READ MORE

Shayna Leigh

Shayna Leigh Talks New EP 'Hey Shayna Leigh,' Performs Debut Single "Drive" Ahead of CMJ Showcase [WATCH]

Oct 2014 15:35PM EDT

New York City-based singer-songwriter Shayna Leigh is fresh of the release of her latest EP, Hey Shayna Leigh. She sat down with Music Times on "Studio Sessions" to talk about how she got her start in music, the inspiration behind her EP, and what she has planned for the future, among other topics.READ MORE

Joan Jett

Little Kids Rock Benefit NYC 2014: Founder David Wish Explains Why Music Education Is Vital To The Future

Oct 2014 18:43PM EDT

This Thursday (Oct. 23), Little Kids Rock will bring together Alice Cooper, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Cheap Trick, Tommy James, Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) with Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (Beastie Boys), Darlene Love, Glen Hansard, Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Jesse Malin, Brody Dalle and Jake Clemons (E Street Band) to pay tribute to Joan Jett, who is being honored as "Rocker of the Year," at their sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit. The event takes place at New York's iconic Hammerstein Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. and will also honor Guitar Center CEO Mike Pratt for his support as well as Jake Clemons, who will receive the "Big Man of the Year" Award, a prize originally named for his uncle and former E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons.READ MORE

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids Frontman Nathan Willett Talks New Album 'Hold My Home,' Tour Plans, PledgeMusic Campaign And More Prior To CMJ Show

Oct 2014 18:17PM EDT

Cold War Kids drop their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, tomorrow (Oct. 21). Serving as the follow-up to 2013's Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, the album explores the notion of "home" and features production from guitarist Dan Gallucci and frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Matt & Kim). We chatted with frontman Nathan Willett about the inspiration behind the new effort, how the band has evolved, their tour plans, and the special memorabilia available to fans on their PledgeMusic campaign.READ MORE

Twin Peaks - "Wild Onion"

CMJ 2014: 12 Annoying Band Name Trends

Oct 2014 17:32PM EDT

An eye-catching name is one way to get people to remember and pay attention to your band, especially in a festival as massive as the CMJ Music Marathon. But when there are six other bands that have a similar name as you, it is probably time to rethink it. Here are 12 annoying band name trends in the CMJ 2014 lineup.READ MORE

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