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Posted on 16 March 2012 by lreed

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Ryan Adams debuts new single Lucky Now

Posted on 23 August 2011 by TH3 No08

I’m pretty picky when it comes to music but I’m also loyal so when I find an artist who fits into my wheel house I tend to stick with them through the good times and the bad. Back in 2001 I came across a music show late one night called “Crossroads” featuring a fairly unknown singer songwriter by the name of Ryan Adams dueting with the legendary Elton John (and holding his own pretty well) and I immediately knew this was gonna be a beautiful relationship. He makes awesome music and I enjoy it, It’s as simple as that.
That’s not to say that he hasn’t tried my patience at times. His foray into space metal on last years Orion was certainly not my favorite album of 2010 but I knew if I just stuck around a little longer he’d be back to his old ways and it looks like Adams has done just that. His first song off of the October 11 2011 release Ashes & Fire called Lucky Now begins with a melodic blend of heartfelt lyrics and acoustic guitar that falls somewhere between Easy Tiger and Cardinology and evolves from there. A twisting turning story that unfolds in his voice and guitar, Lucky Now is a solid return to form for Ryan Adams for what looks to be a continued mutually beneficial relationship. Enjoy the first song and pre-order the album here.
Lucky Now by ryanadams

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New Music Tuesday

Posted on 25 April 2011 by lreed

New Album Releases for April 26th, 2011

An Horse

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New Music Tuesday

Posted on 29 March 2011 by lreed

New Album Releases for March 29th, 2011

Amon Amarth

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New Music Tuesday

Posted on 14 March 2011 by lreed

New Album Releases for March 15th, 2011

As Blood Runs Black

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Exclusive Interview with R. Carlos Nakai

Posted on 14 March 2011 by lreed


At what age did you start learning how to play the flute?
About 21 or so while in transition from military to civilian life.

How did you learn how to play?
Applying my background in music theory and practice and upon finding the standard concert flute in C fingering chart.

What inspires/motivates your music?
As a photographer and graphic artist, music fulfills my innermost expressionism and experiences of beingness.

Out of all your albums which is your favorite? And why?
That’s easy! “CHANGES”, my first recording, is always my favorite because it launched me in a new direction full of possibilities.

Where do you grow up? Where do you live now?
I grow wherever I happen to be from one moment to the next. I have two homes, one in northern Sonora in an O’odham village called Chuk’saan and the other upon the Weeminuche’ Uncompahgre Plateau. Mostly, I live on airlines.

Out of all the places you have performed which was your favorite and why?
That would be craters in Volcanoes National Park on Hawai’I and later performing with Keola and Moanalani Beamer in Kamuela. My spirit comes from Polynesia.

Are you working on any projects or upcoming albums?
Yes, three but of those which will make it to Canyon Records will be discerned as each becomes finalized.

What kinds of music or artist influenced you?
Besides traditional ceremonial music of the Mojave, Chemehuevi, Yuma, Cahuilla, Hopi, Athapascans and Celts, I have always liked the music of many world cultures both old and modern.

Can you tell me about your cultural heritage?
I’m one of a number of peoples. I am born into the Red Willow people and born for the Mountain people of the Bear kiva. I am also born through my mother’s people for the Corn and Deer kivas of the Ashiwi. I also carry the blood of my ancient ancestor of the northern Spanish Celtic peoples.

If you had a chance to work with anyone you wanted whom would it be and why?
Saami, Senegalese, Mongolian, Moroccan dreamers of sound and silence. No particular individual strikes me at the moment.


Talisman is Nakai

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Exclusive Interview with Zoe Boekbinder

Posted on 14 March 2011 by lreed


I understand this is your solo album, does this mean that Vermillion Lies broke up?
The band is on an indefinite hiatus. We are both focused on our solo projects and super excited to be doing music independently. I hope for a reunion tour someday though.

How does your music differ from Vermillion Lies?
Vastly. Vermillion Lies was part music and part cabaret. Some of our songs were genuine and many were story songs unrelated to our own lives and experiences. A lot of the songwriting was focused on comedic effect and shock value. While in Vermillion Lies I was writing a lot of the songs I play now and they didn’t quite work with the band. They were too honest. My sister and I both wanted to go in the direction of more sincere music making but its hard to change once people expect a certain thing from you. My songs are super vulnerable for me to perform. I still put a lot into my performance but in a different way… a more vulnerable and less theatrical way.

Your music is very unique if you had to put it in a genre what would you put it in?
Geek glam. Music for people who wear sequins to the library.

Who or what inspires your music?
Despite my best efforts, most of my songs are about heartbreak or heartache. Relationships are my inspiration. I don’t necessarily or exclusively mean romantic relationships. I have written many songs about friends or members of my family. They end up all sounding like love songs… which they are… just not the kind people might assume they are.

If you had a chance to work with any artist who would it be and why?
My goodness… that’s a super hard question to answer. I’m not sure I could pick just one. Andrew Bird is on the top of the list. He is incredible. Mosdef is in there. Johnny Cash if he were alive. Jona Bechtolt of YACHT and The Blow, he makes such amazing beats.

If you weren

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New Music Tuesday

Posted on 10 March 2011 by lreed

New Album Releases for March 8th, 2011

Exene Cervenka – Excitement Of Maybe
Children Of Bodom – Relentless, Reckless Forever (CD/DVD)
Cut Copy – Zonoscope (CD/DVD) Deluxe Edition
Defeater – Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
Sara Evans – Stronger
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Grails – Deep Politics
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Avril Lavigne – Goodbye Lullaby
Memphis – Here Comes A City
Alexi Murdoch – Towards The Sun
Parts & Labor – Constant Future
Raekwon – Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang
R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now
Ringo Deathstar – Colour Trip
Daniel Tosh – Happy Thoughts
Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
WC – Revenge of the Barracude
Wires Under Tension – Light Science
Wye Oak

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Charlie Sheen vs. Enrique Iglesias – Tonight (I’m Lovin Me)

Posted on 10 March 2011 by lreed

So the other day I was in my car on my way to work and I heard this song on the radio. I thought it was Enrique Iglesias

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Exclusive Interview with Home Video

Posted on 07 March 2011 by lreed


The Noob News.com exclusive interview with Home Video

How long have you known each other and how did you meet?
We

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Justin Bieber Finally Cut His Hair

Posted on 22 February 2011 by Christian

The Internet collectively held its breath: Would the music industry’s teen Samson really do something so rash just to goose holiday weekend grosses for

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Hold It Against Me

Posted on 17 February 2011 by lreed

Britney Spears’ highly anticipated seventh studio album Femme Fatale is confirmed to be released on March 29th. Check out her new music video for

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New Music Tuesday

Posted on 15 February 2011 by lreed

New Album Releases for February 15th, 2011

Asobi Seksu – Fluorescence
Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
Hayes Carll – Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)
Sarah Darling – Angels & Devils
The Dears – Degeneration Street
Deicide – To Hell With God
Drive By Truckers – Go-Go Boots
East River Pipe – We Live In Rented Rooms
Eddie Spaghetti – Sundowner
Tommy Emmanuel – Little By Little
The Forms – Derealization
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Hillsong United

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Which Fan Demographic Was Most Angered by the Grammys?

Posted on 14 February 2011 by Christian

Last night’s Grammys have, believe it or not, pissed a lot of people off, for a variety of hilarious reasons. But who is

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Weezer

Posted on 11 February 2011 by Christian

You will, most likely, have a two-part reaction to the video, above, of Weezer in the studio recording a jingle for State Farm. Part 1:

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And Headlining Lollapalooza This Year Are …

Posted on 09 February 2011 by Christian

Eminem, Foo Fighters, and Muse, according to the Chicago

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Fergie Knows That Her Super Bowl Performance Was

Posted on 08 February 2011 by Christian

Some have quibbled with the Black Eyed Peas’ halftime performance during yesterday’s Super Bowl, and Fergie feels you. “Some of my notes were pitchy to me,” sheadmitted to a radio show today. Still, “It was so exhilarating. The whole thing. It was so big. That’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.” Fergie saved most of her defense for the beleaguered Christina Aguilera, whose

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Christina Aguilera Forgets Words to National Anthem

Posted on 07 February 2011 by Christian

Christina Aguilera mixed up the words to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. When she was supposed to sing, “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” the Grammy winner went with, “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.” Whoops. Twitter users were quick to notice, and Aguilera’s Wikipedia page has already been updated to reflect the error. But she otherwise sounded fine! Check it out, below:

Aguilera Flubs National Anthem [ArtsBeat/NYT]

What are your thoughts?

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R.I.P. The White Stripes

Posted on 02 February 2011 by TH3 No08

So apparently the White Stripes have decided to call it quits. They left this note on their website…

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about
the band and have it stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes

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New Music Tuesday

Posted on 01 February 2011 by lreed

New Album Releases for February 1st, 2011

Cowboy Mouth – Mardi Gras
Dirtbombs – Party Store
Go!Team – Rolling Blackouts
Paul Hardcastle – Desire
Hotel Of The Laughing Tree – Terror & Everything Else
Insane Warrior – We Are The Doorways
The Jane Dear Girls – The Jane Dear Girls
Bobby Long – A Winter’s Tale
David Lowery – Palace Guards
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: Stanley Theatre 1980
Matisyahu – Live At Stubb’s Vol. II
Marcus Miller – A Night In Monte Carlo
North Mississippi All-Stars – Keys To The Kingdom
Gurf Morlix – Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream
Red – Until We Have Faces
Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin M.A.S.
The Rippingtons – Cote D’Azur
Seefeel – Seefeel
Todd Snider – Live At The Storyteller
Tiger Riot – Look Up
Tristen – Charlatans At The Garden Gate
VA – OST – Blue Valentine

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