Vinnie Paul of Pantera, RIP

Pantera posted the shocking news: Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away.Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bandsPantera and Hellyeah.No further details are available at this time.The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time. Rest in Peace, Vinnie. The Phil Anselmo-led Pantera broke up…

Vinnie Paul Dead at 54

Update, 12:26 a.m.: Pantera have released the below statement. Original story follows. Vinnie Paul, legendary drummer for Pantera, has died, Billboard reports. He was 54. No further details have been made available. In addition to Pantera, Paul was also a founding member of Damageplan and Hellyeah, the latter of whom he was currently a member. This…

Hybrid Minds ft. Alexa Harley – Solitude (Diamond Eyes Remix)

UK duo Hybrid Minds had a hit on their hands with their single “Solitude,” which came out last year. A deliciously sumptuous track with all the trappings of liquid gold, “Solitude” is peaceful and beautiful. But while it’s a wonderfully composed track, it lacked a lot of the punch desired in a live setting… enter…

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 44

by: Robyn Dexter Jun 22, 2018 Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter…

Marshmello releases highly-anticipated sophomore album ‘Joytime II’

by: Grace Fleisher Jun 22, 2018 Marshmello‘s positive energy and love everything aesthetic has yielded the producer one of the steepest ascensions to fame in the industry. On top of his own accomplishments, Marshmello has largely aided in EDM’s marriage to pop culture at large with genre-hopping collaborations that feature some of the world’s top pop…

Tirzah & Mica Levi (aka Taz & Meeks) – Obviously

As we’ve mentioned, we are deeply in love with Tirzah‘s beautiful and incredibly soulful new LP Devotion, coming this summer on Domino. The Mica Levi-produced record feels like a romantic, ultra-modern take on some of our favorite ’90s R&B love songs and slow jams, and as we patiently wait until we’re able to share something…

Dumb :: Barnyard

Holding down the down-and-dirty post-post-punk line in 2018. More Minutemen than contemporaries, Vancouver’s Dumb aren’t afraid to teeter on the edge of falling apart, or falling into syncopation. The catchiest moments on their new LP, Seeing Green, come when the band weaves in-and-out of fidelities – and the uncatchiest moments do just the same, as…

YouTube Adds Monetization: Merch Sales, Fan Memberships, Premiers, Brand Partnerships

YouTube is expanding the way that musicians and other creators can monetize and market videos with channel memberships, merchandise sales, marketing partnerships via FameBit and video premiers. The moves come just as Facebook, Instagram and others are stepping up efforts to woo top creators away from the platform. __________________ YouTube is adding some major new monetization and…

Non-Traditional Methods For Sharing Your Music Online In 2018

The internet is a place full of endless music promotion. It can be easy to get lost in the commotion on popular music sharing platforms, such as SoundCloud and Spotify, but there are many other avenues for self-promotion. Spotify streams and SoundCloud plays are important, but you can look to other platforms for sharing your music and…

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Michael Rault

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. On his new album for Daptone Records subsidiary Wick Records, New Day Tonight, singer/songwriter Michael Rault channels Todd Rundgren and George Harrison vibes into something freshly modern. He’s not aiming for pastiche…

Legendary avant-garde artist installing 1000+ spheres on Fort Tilden Beach

Yayoi Kusama with Narcissus Garden (1966) installed in Venice Biennale, Italy, 1966 ©YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will be bringing her famous art installation “Narcissus Garden” to Fort Tilden in the Rockaways this summer. The piece, which is comprised of 1,500 mirrored stainless…

Drummer Alex Rüdinger Leaves Good Tiger

Super-drummer Alex Rüdinger and prog supergroup Good Tiger have parted ways. According to a statement on Rüdinger’s Facebook page, the split came about on amicable terms, a combination of an ill family member needing his assistance (which previously caused him to take a leave of absence from the band mid-tour) and a desire to explore other creative…

Premiere: Myon – Butterflies ft Jenn Blosil

by: Bella Bagshaw Jun 21, 2018 Anjunabeats and Armada affiliate Myon has struck gold again with a new, impassioned house track, “Butterflies,” another offering via Thrive Music. The track tails the weighty success of Myon’s 2016 release, “We Are The Ones,” which invoked a feature on America’s highest-rated TV show, “Dancing With The Stars,” for its 2017…

Instagram Targets YouTube With 10 – 60 Minute Videos, Passes 1 Billion Users

Instagram now has 1billion users globally, up an impressive 200 million from September of last year. Anchoring its next chapter is an aggressive move into longer form video, including expanding the allowed video length for all users. Instagram has launched IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical videos. Videos will also be viewable within the…

How To Guide To Get Music On Spotify Playlists

With Spotify now one of the most popular platforms for music consumption, figuring out how to get your music placed on one of the streaming services coveted playlists has become the Holy Grail for up-and-coming musicians. Here we look at some advice on cracking the playlist code. ___________________________ Guest post by Josh R. from The…

video: KNIFE KNIGHTS – GIVE YOU GAME

ISH BUTLER x ERIK BLOOD. Mildly NSFW video directed by Justin Henning: Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/video-knife-knights-give-you-game/

[Q&A] Meet the artists bringing down the house at Mamby: Moon Boots

by: Bella Bagshaw Jun 20, 2018 Since 2015, Mamby On The Beach has been allowing Chicago’s festival-goers to relish a diverse roster of acts right from the lakefront, the awe-inspiring Chicago skyline as its backdrop. Perched quite literally atop the sands of Oakwood Beach, Mamby is known for its eclectic lineup, which this year features everything from…