Archive for December 21st, 2010

South By Southwest Recruits Blur’s Graham Coxon, Das Racist and More

December 21st, 2010
The South By Southwest Festival the yearly confab of music film and digital-media types that takes over downtown Austin Texas every March has announced the third group of artists that will be performing during the festival's official offerings The list is a testament to the breadth of SXSW's offerings with Blur...

New Orleans Rapper Magnolia Shorty Murdered

December 21st, 2010
A 28-year-old woman found shot to death in a car that crashed into the gates of a New Orleans apartment complex has been identified as Renetta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe a bounce MC who had been affiliated with Cash Money Records News of the rapper's death spread through New Orleans and the...

Exclusive Audio: Classic Frank Zappa Live Track

December 21st, 2010
Frank Zappa — a close collaborator of Captain Beefheart who passed away last week — would have been 70 years old today To celebrate the occasion his estate is releasing a three CD concert set taped at London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1978 The shows were the source of some tracks...

Exclusive Audio: Powerful New Elvis Costello Track

December 21st, 2010
The ever-prolific Elvis Costello releases at least one album a year these days but even at that pace he still has plenty of material left over Today he's releasing the four-track EP National Ransack which is composed of outtakes from November's T-Bone Burnett produced disc National Ransom Click below to...

Daily Digest: Lauryn Hill Plots Tour Dates; Velvet Revolver ‘Dating’ New Frontman

December 21st, 2010
Lauryn Hill Announces More ConcertsHaving announced a handful of East Coast shows earlier this month the enigmatic soul singer has filled out her touring schedule over the coming weeks Concerts in Toronto Montreal Minneapolis and St Louis go on sale Wednesday while shows in Asheville NC Charlotte and Charleston have...

Steven Tyler: Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez Is ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘Street’

December 21st, 2010
Are Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez set to be American Idol's next Paula and Simon? Not so much Earlier this month at the Kennedy Center Honors the Aerosmith frontman 62 gushed to UsMagazinecom of his fellow judge "First and foremost she's a lady and she's not afraid to show that at...

Kings Of Leon Show Canceled After Fire

December 21st, 2010
Update Kings of Leon have officially postponed tonight's show Two tour buses parked in a loading bay of the O2 Arena in London caught fire early Tuesday morning possibly jeopardizing a Kings of Leon show scheduled for the venue later in the day Six people were treated for smoke inhalation at the...

‘Spider-Man’ Star Hurt in Major Fall

December 21st, 2010
Monday night's performance of the troubled musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark ended prematurely after an actor playing the web-slinging superhero fell between 8 and 10 feet into a pit during a complicated aerial stunt that was part of the show's finale Press representatives for the show have not identified the...

Playback: ‘The Sing Off’ Ends Second Season on High Note

December 21st, 2010
After two weeks and five episodes Committed won The Sing Off's second season beating out Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town Street Corner Symphony and the Backbeats for $100000 and a Sony Music recording contract The a capella reality show debuted last December on NBC with host Nick Lachey...