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Louis C.K. Releases New Special, ‘Live At The Comedy Store’

Comedian Louis C.K. has surprised fans around the globe with the digital release of a new, hour-long stand-up special.

Live At The Comedy Store was released through the star of Louie‘s official website earlier today. It’s the first special from C.K. in two years, and his first to be filmed at a venue other than a theater in well over a decade. Through his email list, Louis offered a lengthy explanation on his reasoning behind this decision, which you can now read in full at the end of this post.

As always, this special is available for only $5. Stay in tonight, support comedy, and laugh until you hurt. Louis C.K. does not disappoint. Read more »

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Travis Scott Releases Two New Singles, Announces Tour With Young Thug

Travis Scott has proven himself as a leading force in 21st century hip-hop through his work behind the boards for GOOD Music and his bars on Owl Pharaoh and Days Before Rodeo, so today’s announcements should provide plenty of excitement for those familiar with the trendsetter. Announcing a tour featuring repeat collaborator Young Thug, the duo will be performing across the United States throughout March with support from Metro Boomin.

Furthermore, Scott has dropped two brand new songs entitled “High Fashion” and “Nothing But Net,” featuring Future and Partynextdoor alongside Young Thug, respectively. Both cuts are absolute must-listens, so follow the jump to check them out along with the confirmed dates for the ‘Rodeo’ tour. Read more »

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Gerard Way Announces Spring Tour Dates

Currently on tour in the U.K. and heading to Asia shortly after, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will be embarking on a number of shows across North America in the middle of May. All the dates will be leading up to his appearance at the Boston Calling Music Festival on May 23.

Tickets for all of the shows held prior to Boston Calling will be available on January 31 at 12pm local time.

Tour dates are available below. Read more »

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I See Stars To Release ‘New Demons Remixes’

Michigan electronic hardcore outfit I See Stars will be re-releasing their previous album, New Demons, on February 24 via Sumerian Records, under the name New Demons Remixes.

The new release will contain remixes of the original record, which came out in October of 2013.

The record’s lead single, The Leader” (Scout Remix), is available for stream below. You can pre-order a digital copy of New Demons Remixes here. You can check out the album’s full track list below. Read more »

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Brand New Announce More Headlining Shows, Some With Circa Survive

Coming off their Coachella announcement, Brand New announced two headlining shows to tour around it. The band has now announced more shows, including a Coachella sideshow with Built To Spill and Desaparecidos, as well as a short run with Circa Survive.

Brand New will play in Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Hall on April 15 with support from Desaparecidos and Built To Spill, to coincide with Coachella. Following this one-off date, the band will tour around the festival starting on April 16 in Tempe, AZ and end on April 25 in Clive, IA, with support from Circa Survive, who is also on the Coachella bill. General on-sale tickets for the Los Angeles show will go on sale January 29 with the other dates going on sale January 30, both at noon local time.

You can check out the updated tour routing below. Will Brand New finally play some new tunes during these shows? Time will only tell. Read more »

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Lil Wayne May Leave Cash Money, Taking Drake & Nicki Minaj With Him

More drama has arisen from Lil Wayne and his ongoing feud with Birdman, who is the co-founder of Cash Money Records and has Young Money Entertainment as an imprint label subsidiary, which is owned by Lil Wayne.

According to a report from TMZ, Weezy is currently asking for $8 million in debt for Birdman’s ongoing delay for his final album, Tha Carter V. Lil Wayne is also wanting to sue Birdman in order to leave Cash Money with all of his Young Money Entertainment artists, which includes Drake and Nicki Minaj.

The only setback with this impending lawsuit is that all record distribution for all Young Money artists is put through Cash Money Records. With this being said, it would have to be settled in court and it could take months for a final verdict to be reached. But in the eyes of Weezy, he will stop at nothing to make sure Young Money Entertainment cuts all ties with Cash Money. Read more »

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Desaparecidos Sign To Epitaph Records, New Album Out This Year

Desaparecidos are arising from the musical depths to release new music again. After releasing only one album in 2002 with Read Music/Speak Spanish and two singles — “Anonymous” and “The Left Is Right” — in 2013, it was noticeable that the band was slowly but surely getting their act together for a somewhat explosive return.

That day has come for the Omaha, Nebraska quintet, fronted by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), as they’ve joined the stacked roster of Epitaph Records. With this announcement, it is exciting to know that a new Desaparecidos album will be released as well, their first in 13 years.

In addition to this, the band will be performing at both weekends of Coachella as well as being direct support for Brand New at their upcoming shows. Read more »

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Coachella Announces Over 40 Sideshows for 2015

Coachella has announced the scheduled lineup for their 2015 sideshows, performances that will take place at various California venues around the festival between April 7 and April 18.

This years acts include musicians like Tame Impala, Jenny Lewis, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Interpol, Caribou, Swans, Jamie xx, Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, Jon Hopkins, and many more.

For more information regarding the shows and on-sale dates for tickets, go to the Goldenvoice website.

Check out the entire lineup below. Read more »

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Purity Ring Announce Spring World Tour

Music fans are surely going to be busy during the spring months; here’s another slew of tour dates to mark on your calendars.

Purity Ring are heading off on a world tour in April through June in support of their new album, Another Eternity, that drops March 3. If you need a PR refresher, you can stream their newest single, “Begin Again,” here.

They plan on hitting all the big cities stretching from the UK all the way to California.

Check out the tour dates below and go to their website to purchase tickets. Pre-sale begins on Wednesday. Read more »

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REVIEW: Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors – ‘Medicine’

Artist: Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors
Album: Medicine
Genre: Folk/Americana

With winter maintaining its stranglehold on the majority of North America it can be hard to picture sunnier days, let alone recall the joy that comes with better weather. Thankfully, this year music fans can find some semblance of comfort during the coldest months thanks to the new album from Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, which delivers pure audio joy through your speakers one song at a time.

Medicine is the latest album from Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, who have carved a nice niche for themselves in the worlds of folk and rock over the last several years. Over the course of twelve songs, Holcomb and his band weave an intricate tapestry of tales covering everything from love to unity, all while maintaining an infectious sense of fun that never lets up. It’s not the first perfect release of the year by any means, but it comes far closer than most, and it boasts more than enough radio-ready singles to help the band further infiltrate pop culture at large. Read more »

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The First ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Is Here!

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming reboot of Marvel’s Fantastic Four.

There has been a lot of rumors surrounding the rebirth of the Fantastic Four, including the possibility of the team’s origin story being completely rewritten to fit a more modern, tech-heavy story. The first trailer keeps the exact cause of the group’s transformation a mystery, but otherwise looks to be the grittiest, perhaps most aggressive take on a superhero film in recent memory. It still carries that typical comic book feel, but there is also some influence from Christopher Nolan’s vision of Batman at play as well. You can view the trailer below. Read more »

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Netflix Inks Indie Darlings Jay And Mark Duplass To Adam Sandler-esque Deal

News has broken of yet another landmark deal for Netflix. Per Deadline, the streaming platform has inked brothers Jay and Mark Duplass to a four-film deal, reminiscent of the company’s recent four-film deal with maestro of schlock, Adam Sandler. The key difference here is that Sandler’s films are Netflix exclusives, while each feature of the Duplass quartet will see a brief theatrical run.

The news came out of Sundance, where Netflix numbers among the many buyers and the Duplass brothers have a hand in four different productions: The BronzeThe OvernightTangerine, and Animals. That fact alone exemplifies the difference between the Sandler and Duplass deals: the former makes big, dumb comedies that make the money while the latter make smaller indie fare that garners acclaim. Ted Sarandos said as much when the deal was announced: “Independent film has always been a big part of Netflix, and the reason we do things like the Adam Sandler deal is so we can do things like this as well.” Read more »