Will Sparks – Senseless

About the Author: Kassi Chrys A recent graduate of NYU, Kassi Chrys has been immersed in the music industry for over four years as a journalist. In addition to writing for Dancing Astronaut, Kassi is currently studying for the LSAT as she intends to pursue a career in music law. Although her taste is eclectic,…

JAY-Z Has Won A Peabody Award

JAY-Z has now joined his wife as a Peabody Award winner. It has been announced that Jay, who co-produced the 2017 docu-series Time: The Kalief Browder Story, has won a documentary Peabody. He is among nine documentaries to receive the accolade, alongside the likes of American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Netflix’ Chasing…

WSOU Picks of the Week: Deafheaven, Raven Black

Seton Hall University’s WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the US, and has been a force in metal for DECADES. It’s also streamable online from anywhere in the world! Each week, the staff of WSOU shares their picks for the heaviest of the heavy, as well as the station’s charts for that week, right here…

Coachella Security Appear To Beat Up Belly During The Weeknd’s Set

Belly — the Weeknd-affiliated rapper who co-wrote much of Beauty Behind The Madness, not the recently reunited alt-rock quartet led by Tanya Donelly — was seemingly attacked by Coachella security during the Weeknd’s headlining set at the festival last night. TMZ reports that the rapper, who had performed earlier in the night, was … More…

St. Vincent & Bleachers covered Depeche Mode at Coachella (watch)

photo courtesy of Coachella As we mentioned in our recap of Friday at weekend 2 of Coachella, Bleachers brought out St. Vincent during their set for a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough.” Watch a clip of that below. Bleachers’ and St. Vincent’s onstage collaboration came before St. Vincent’s own Outdoor Theatre set…

Post Animal: When I Think of You in a Castle

Psychedelia comes in many guises, and Post Animal wear just about all of them. The Chicago sextet’s debut, When I Think of You in a Castle, is a practical travelogue through the genre’s more melodic and explicitly rock-y incarnations, tempered with just the right amount of brawny power-pop. At times, they resemble the ’70s-radio dreams…

Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz: Bless Yo Trap

Miami rapper Smokepurpp is best known as Lil Pump’s wingman and understudy, the tag-team partner brawling at his side at shows—a strung-out-seeming, assault rifle-wielding wildman in body armor. He’s the 20-year-old madcap with a baby bottle full of lean tattooed on his stomach, a catchphrase-roaring reject fit for casting in a “Jackass” reboot. There isn’t…

The National: Boxer (Live in Brussels)

Boxer: classic stuff, definitive album for one of the definitive indie rock bands of 21st century. One of the best live bands too. The National curate festivals and massively influential artist compilations, Matt Berninger’s relationship with his brother was deemed a worthy subject for a critically-acclaimed documentary, they’ve been this close to debuting at #1…

Jorja Smith Announces Debut Album, ‘Lost and Found’

Jorja Smith shot to stardom after landing a spot on Drake’s More Life “playlist” a year ago. Since her guest appearence on the project, Jorja has gained a large following with tracks like “On My Mind,”“Tyrant,” alongside with Kali Uchis, “Let Me Down” with Stormzy, and more. With fans on standby waiting for an album, Jorja took…

tours announced: Pixies, Acid King, EPMD, Radiohead, Citizens Arrest, more

Pixies at the Capitol Theatre in 2017 (more by Coen Rees) The following new tours were announced. Check the Tour Dates category every day for more. PIXIES – LONDON RESIDENCY Pixies are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa during a London residency this fall. Dates, tickets, and more info HERE….

A$AP Rocky – “Herojuana Blunts” Video

A$AP Rocky has been dropping tracks left and right since the beginning of the year. Earlier this month, he debuted his new Moby-sampling song “A$AP Forever” on The Tonight Show and it felt like we might be getting close to a proper album release, but now it’s not so clear. Today, he shared what ……

Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: photography

I will leave you with some of my favourite photographs I’ve taken. I’m currently preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition, LIKE WATER, A WINDOW, in Toronto as part of Contact Photography Festival. Runs April 28 – June 17th, more info here! — Tess Roby Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/tess-roby-x-gorilla-vs-bear-takeover-photography/

Tess Roby x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Eliot Roby

Eliot Roby is my brother, who wrote and recorded all of the guitar arrangements on Beacon. Often people ask me how it is to work with a sibling, and the answer is that it is both wonderful and difficult… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/tess-roby-x-gorilla-vs-bear-takeover-eliot-roby/

Doon Kanda (Jesse Kanda) releases Luna EP on Hyperdub

Jesse Kanda’s debut musical release as Doon Kanda came out last year in the form of Heart, and looking at the cover art for that release, it’s almost as though Kanda was trying to draw (no pun intended) a hard line between his fantastic and striking work as a visual artist and his hew newfound…

Rest In Peace: some of our favorite Avicii highlights

by: Christina Hernandez Apr 20, 2018 Dancing Astronaut is still reeling from today’s news. Our publication, like many others, would not be here today if it weren’t for this man. He was truly one of the pioneers of the genre, and one of the most talented producers and songwriters out there. In 2011, Levels grew…

A legendary debut: Relive Avicii’s incredible first Essential Mix

by: Bella Bagshaw Apr 20, 2018 The electronic music world was blindsided April 20 upon learning that Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman at just 28-years-old. Winner of two MTV Music Awards and recipient of multiple Grammy nominations, the Swedish DJ and producer left an indelible mark on dance…

Chris Forsyth and Sunwatchers announce sunny North American tour

In his case, sunglasses NOT optional. Friends, neighbors, watchers of various popular television programs! Please! Gather near unto me! For it is I, Tour Date Formatting Boy. I have returned again from deep within the heart of the Tiny Mix Tapes content management system, where TMT news editor Dan Smart has imprisoned me in order…

RIP: Avicii, Swedish DJ

From Billboard: Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local…

BREAKING: Avicii Just Died At 28

Breaking news, Swedish EDM superstar Avicii has died at the young age of 28. Avicii is world renowned for being one of dance music’s biggest stars. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat,…

College Radio Unites For Vinylthon 2018 This Saturday

Over 90 college radio stations across the USA and internationally, will join forces to celebrate the third annual college radio Vinylthon this Saturday, April 21st. The event, which also marks the 11th annual Record Store Day, is being organized by the College Radio Foundation and will see college radio stations broadcasting special programs entirely with music played from vinyl records. Eighteen…

Lessons from Prince’s Estate, Still Unsettled on the 2nd Anniversary of His Death

This Saturday marks the second anniversary of Prince’s untimely death. Alex Heiche of Sound Royalties explores why the estate is still unsettled, costing is heirs millions and his fans a chance to hear new music. _____________________________ By Alex Heiche, CEO and founder of Sound Royalties While the creative genius of the late, legendary pop star Prince provides…

Jack White Is The Lord Of Vinyl: Here Are 6 Reasons Why

Vinyl has continued to enjoy a healthy resurgence, now its twelfth year on the rise. The medium owes a great deal of its renaissance to the efforts of vinyl enthusiast and aficionado Jack White. ___________________________ Guest post by David Deal of the Superhype Blog In 2017, sales of vinyl records rose for the 12th straight year. Although vinyl records…

Prepping Facebook Events For Optimal Promotion

Being able to clearly present and describe your event on Facebook is essential to reaching your patrons and fans, and being able to capture their interest to increase their chances of actually showing up at your event. _____________________________ Guest post from Event Marketing Toolbox Writing a clear and catchy description for your event is half…