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Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce co-headlining tour
Mar 31, 2015 8:25am | Cosequence Of Sound

Following a two-decade long feud, alt-rock torchbearers William Corgan and Marilyn Manson recently made amends and have been spotted performing together on two different occasions, first in London last December, and again in Sydney earlier this month. Now, American audiences will get a chance to see the duo in action as The Smashing Pumpkins and Manson have just announced a co-headlining tour.

Dubbed The End Times tour, the 23-city outing kicks off July 7th in Concord, California and extends through early August. Smashing Pumpkins will be supporting their latest album, Monuments To An Elegy, while Manson will be promoting The Pale Emperor.

The End Times Tour Dates:
07/07 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/09 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/16 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
07/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
07/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
07/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
07/22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
07/24 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/25 – Atlanta...

Azealia Banks Ice Princess Video
Mar 31, 2015 8:23am | StereoGum
Azealia Banks has shared a video for "Ice Princess," the AraabMusik-produced track from her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. There's no interactive element here like there was with her Google-backed "Wallace" video, but it's a slick clip directed by the production team We Were Monkeys. Banks is the titular princess, who owns a pet basilisk that she rides through the air and wears a Medusa-style snake crown. She leads her CGI army into battle with a volcano spitting out little multicolored blobs that eventually end up destroying her. Watch below.


Kendrick Lamar To Headline Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015
Mar 31, 2015 8:14am | StereoGum
With apologies to Atlanta's Birthday Bash, New York radio station Hot 97's annual Summer Jam show is still the gold standard for annual rap spectacles. Once a year, Hot 97 takes over New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, bringing some of rap's biggest stars and piling on the unexpected cameos and collaborations. (It's famously the show where Jay-Z debuted "Takeover" and brought out Michael Jackson on the same day.) Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly may be a dense and sometimes difficult album, but Lamar is still enough of a populist to headline this year's iteration of Summer Jam, which goes down 6/7. Kendrick landed the plum headlining spot at this year's show, which means the rap establishment has a ton of faith in him. This year's bill also features Big Sean, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Childish Gambino, Ty Dolla $ign and friends, and Omarion. Before the main show, the outdoor festival stage will feature B.o.B., Joey Bada$$, Dej Loaf, Travi$ Scott, and Teyana Taylor.

Re-imagined Album Stream: The Go! Team Between The Scene Between
Mar 31, 2015 8:11am | Drowned In Sound

DiS premieres Between The Scene Between, which is the reworked version of The Go! Team's new album The Scene Between.

Rather than blather on about it (Jon Falcone did plenty of that chatting to them recently), here's Ian Parton from the band's introduction:

Between The Scene Between is a reimagining of the album - a 19 minute schizo sound collage flipping between audio loops that I've hoarded over the years, alternate takes on album tracks and samples used on the album in their stripped back form. audio snippets play for a few seconds before moving on. I've always had this interest in the idea of channel hopping - taking things from very different places and making them flow together and jar at the same time. In fact I'd quite like to make a whole album in this way. I work by listening to thousands of records a week, grabbing snippets and putting the best bits in my greatest hits pile. Lots of the time, I can't find a home for it so this is a good way to get it out there and some of it may turn up on Go! Team songs of the future. This features stuff from all over the place: stuff I recorded off the TV, 60s psych, little breakbeats, library music.... I can't even remember where I found half the stuff...

The Scene Between is out now on Memphis Industries. Pick up a copy from


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Combo Moves: DiS meets The Go! Team
Mar 31, 2015 8:09am | Drowned In Sound

The Go! Team made an impact, a huge impact, when their debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike came out 10 years ago. It was a burst of technicolor fun that had an unabashed pop heart and a love of distortion. Considered the indie club DJs nightmare, as the treble had to be taken out of the mix entirely, it was two fingers up to both saccharine dance pop and moping guitar drivel. It was new with a sense of funk that came from the bloc, not the institute.

This has remained the DNA of the bands genesis Ian Parton, but hes slowly and softly branched away from the skip-rope chanting. The bands second album took a far more brazen approach to distortion whilst the third, Rolling Blackouts, injected a plethora of huge vocal hooks into each track. The output was suddenly a chain of choruses threaded together with noise. Its this hunger for hooks that has similarly driven the new album, The Scene Between.

If anything, the desire to push the songs front-and-centre is bigger in The Scene Between and has caused the most dramatic personnel flux yet, as vocalists were sourced to provide particular tones and accents, and this will be reflected in the live band who make their UK debut on June 17th at Londons Village Underground. With the album out, a chat with Parton reveals that, probably, this is the album that most honestly reflects him as an individual in both style and approach.

I think The Scene Between hasnt got the i...

Space Dimension Controller (Live on FACT stage at Bloc 2015)
Mar 31, 2015 8:08am | Fact Magazine

Over the next weeks, FACT TV will be bringing you sets from our stage at Bloc Weekend.

Up next, previous FACT mix contributor and all-around cosmic caner Space Dimension Controller takes the stage for 40 minutes. You can also check out our photos from the weekend.

The post Space Dimension Controller (Live on FACT stage at Bloc 2015) appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..

Lower Dens x gorilla vs. bear takeover
Mar 31, 2015 8:00am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Lower Dens‘ beautiful new record Escape From Evil is finally out today on Ribbon Music, and to commemorate the occasion, we’ve invited Jana Hunter and the band to take over the site for the day. So stick around and get deep with the band, and stay up on all of their posts HERE. And if you haven’t heard the record yet, this is a great starting point: lead single “To Die in L.A.” is available for free download here.

Watch Freddie Gibbs and J Rocc in the Boiler Room at SXSW
Mar 31, 2015 8:00am | Fact Magazine

The saloon doors of Boiler Room’s SXSW showcase never stopped swinging this year.

With a hip hop slant provided by the likes of Kaytranada, Rae Sremmurd and Ghostface Killah, the stage also witnessed sets from Beat Junkies turntablist J Rocc and Piñata rapper Freddie Gibbs. Now that the barbecues have cooled, Boiler Room has unveiled those two shows for your home-viewing pleasure.

Watch Gibbs’ set in the player below and check out J Rocc underneath. Don’t miss Gibbs’ excellent new Pronto EP.

The post Watch Freddie Gibbs and J Rocc in the Boiler Room at SXSW appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..

The Rolling Stones Announce North American Tour
Mar 31, 2015 8:00am | StereoGum
The Rolling Stones have announced that they will embark on a 15-city North American Zip Code tour. The tour is scheduled to coincide with the re-release of their 1971 classic Sticky Fingers, which will be reissued on 5/26, and will contain "a generous selection" of unreleased Stones material. This is their first North American stadium tour since 2007, and they are largely playing different locations that they didn't get around to during their 2013 50th anniversary round of shows. Check out the tour dates below. 05/24 San Diego, CA @ Petco Park 05/30 Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium 06/03 Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium 06/06 Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium 06/09 Atlanta, GA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium 06/12 Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl 06/17 Nashville, TN @ LP Field 06/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field 06/23 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater 06/27 Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium 07/01 Raleigh, NC @ Carter-Finley Stadium 07/04 Indianapolis, IN @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway 07/08 Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park 07/11 Buffalo, NY @ Ralph Wilson Stadium 07/15 Quebec, QC @ Le Festival DÉté de Québec Tickets go on sale 4/13 for the general public, and on 4/8 for American Express cardholders. [Photo by Brian Rasic.]

Sabellas debut track Loving Like This could be the song of the summer
Mar 31, 2015 8:00am | The Line Of Best Fit
Give a big, warm welcome to Sabella, the latest member of the Best Fit Recordings family.>

The Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour
Mar 31, 2015 7:57am | Cosequence Of Sound

This summer, The Rolling Stones will embark on their first full-fledged North American tour in eight years.

The 15-city Zip Code tour kicks off May 24th in San Diego and runs through mid-July. Each performance promises a set of greatest hits and “special gems” from the band’s iconic catalog. Fans can also look forward to a unique stage set-up that extends deep into the audience, as well as massive video screens and special effects.

Coinciding with the tour, the band will release a deluxe reissue of their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. (The tour’s name is actually a play on the album’s Andy Warhol-designed cover.) Due out May 25th, the reissue will feature “a generous selection of previously unreleased Stones audio outtakes,” including an outtake of “Brown Sugar” featuring Eric Clapton, an acoustic rendition of Wild Horses, and five tracks recorded live at London’s Roundhouse in 1971. Pre-orders are now ongoing through iTunes.

The Rolling Stones 2015 Tour Dates:
05/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
05/30 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
06/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium
06/06 – Dallas, TX @ Cowboys Stadium
06/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium
06/12 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium
06/17 – Nashville, TN @ LP Stadium
06/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field

Watch Van Halen Make Their First US TV Performance With David Lee Roth On Jimmy Kimmel
Mar 31, 2015 7:54am | StereoGum
David Lee Roth rejoined Van Halen, righting a longstanding historic injustice, in 2007. But somehow, Diamond Dave had not appeared on TV with his old band until last night, when they were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live. With the band performing on the show, Kimmel shut down Hollywood Boulevard and put a huge stage on it, and they probably needed a stage that size to fit Alex Van Halen's drum kit on there. Judging by the performance they gave, it's entirely possible that Roth has lost his sense of rhythm completely somewhere through the years. But he's still one of the great clownish presences in rock history, and he's so much fun to watch. (He wore a giant nose bandage on the show, which somehow made him look even sketchier. It was great!) On the show, the band trotted out a couple of classics, "Panama" and "Runnin' With The Devil." Watch both below.


Mokonas brilliant Nocturnal Meditations radio shows made available for the first time
Mar 31, 2015 7:50am | Fact Magazine

If you happen to be awake between midnight and 1am on a Monday night (GMT), then you may have stumbled upon Mokona‘s Nocturnal Meditations radio show.

If you’re asleep like you should be at those times, then you won’t have: unlike most of Radar Radio‘s broadcasts the shows aren’t uploaded as podcasts. If you miss them, you miss them, basically.

Some background: Mokona tends to keep himself to himself, but has low-key released some of the coldest tracks of the last few years. ‘Stewardess Rush’, from Templar Sound’s first compilation, was a favourite of Ben UFO’s, while ‘Untitled’, featuring Ruff Sqwad’s Rapid, was a grime anthem for insomniacs (the same people who’re awake for Noctural Meditations, we guess). [disclaimer: Templar Sound is a label operated independently by FACT’s Australian editor Aidan Bennison]

Mokona’s music has always been heavy on atmosphere, and on Nocturnal Meditations, he shows the full breadth of his ambient collection, from new age tomes to video game OSTs. After weeks of FACT (and plenty of others) bugging Mokona to make these radio recordings available to hear again, he relented. Below, stream a playlist of some of his favourite Nocturnal Meditations epsiodes – the first time they’ve been available for playback – and read our Q&A with...

My Morning Jacket Spring (Among The Living)
Mar 31, 2015 7:41am | StereoGum
My Morning Jacket have shared "Spring (Among The Living)," the second single from the band's upcoming seventh studio album. Like lead single "Big Decisions" before it, the track is accompanied by a slow-motion visualizer that shows off some pretty striking images of the eponymous waterfall from the album title. (Which is apparently Yosemite's Vernal Fall, though this looks like some pretty heavily stylized footage of it.) This song was also featured in the album trailer that MMJ put out earlier this month. Listen to the new track below.


Drenge make a bloodied mess of the idea second album syndrome
Mar 31, 2015 7:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Sheffield-via-Castleton two piece add an extra member, and produce a second album as powerful and thrilling as the first.
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