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Zack de la Rocha is making a record right now
May 31, 2016 11:43am | Cosequence Of Sound

With the election season in full gear and Donald Trump just one FBI indictment away from the presidency, now seems like an appropriate time for Rage Against the Machine to make a comeback. For a moment it seemed like a reunion was imminent, but ultimately Prophets of Rage turned out to be a super collaboration between the Rage Against the Machine members not named Zack and MCs from Public Enemy and Cypress Hill

So where’s this leave de la Rocha? Aside from a one-off collaboration with Run the Jewels, the Rage frontman has shied away from the spotlight since the band’s last reunion in 2011. In a new interview Rolling Stone, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford were asked about their longtime bandmate.

Morello and Wilk acknowledged they haven’t spoken to de la Rocha about Prophets of Rage, though Commerford said he did receive his blessing. “We’re a family and there’s support across the board,” Commerford explained. “I support him and everything he does, and vice versa. I’ve definitely been keeping him in the know. You’re never going to replace Zack, and we aren’t trying to do that.”

Most interesting, Wilk revealed that de la Rocha is busy “making a record right now.” He didn’t elaborate on the nature of the project, but undoubtedly speculation will center on de la Rocha’s long-in-the-works solo album.


Temples touring after Desert Daze fest
May 31, 2016 11:41am | Brooklyn Vegan

They'll be previewing songs from their second album which will be out in early 2017.

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Sasquatch affected by winds but not wildfire; The Cure, Alabama Shakes, Yo La Tengo & more played day 3 (pics)
May 31, 2016 11:35am | Brooklyn Vegan

High winds had some sets canceled, others moved, but Sunday still delivered some of the most memorable performances of the festival.

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Jack White wrote the theme song for Maya Rudolph and Martin Shorts variety TV show listen
May 31, 2016 11:35am | Cosequence Of Sound

Jack White, in all his peculiar mystique, is the music industry’s own Willy Wonka. White is endlessly working on something surprising and always delivers, from recent collaborations with Beyoncé (on “Don’t Hurt Yourself”) and even the Muppets, to now crafting the theme song for Maya and Marty.

Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s new variety television show debuts on NBC tonight, but a clip from the theme song has already been shared. The funkified rock theme, written and produced by White, features him on drums and Dean Fertita (backing band member of The Dead Weather, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Iggy Pop) on organ.

Third Man Records also credits Dominic Davis on bass, Lillie Mae Rische on wah wah guitar, and Fats Kaplin on pedal steel guitar. This marks White’s first effort writing music for television, but as of most of his endeavors, so far so good.

Listen to the clip below.

Prophets of Rage has Zack De La Rochas blessing, will play RATM songs
May 31, 2016 11:25am | Fact Magazine

As well as new material from Public Enemy and Cypress Hill at their first show tonight.

Prophets of Rage, a reformed Rage Against the Machine with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real replacing Zach De La Rocha as frontman, will make their live debut tonight in Los Angeles at the Whiskey a Go Go. The ensemble will perform old Rage hits and new songs.

But don’t call it a “supergroup” as Tom Morello told LA’s rock station KROQ this morning: “I dont look at it like a super group…I look at it like its an elite task force of revolutionary musicians come together at a historical moment to stir shit up.”

According to B-Real, the group has been practicing in secrecy for a month and, as Chuck D tells it, getting De La Rocha’s vocals right has been an accomplishment: “It takes me and B-Real to do Rage-ified Zack De La Rocha songs so a marching salute out to him.”

Rage purists fret not, though. RATM bassist Timm Commerford tells Rolling Stone the group has been given De La Rocha’s blessing. “I spoke to Zack and got his blessing, and that’s really great,” Commerford said. “We’re a family and there’s support across the board. I support him and everything he does, and vice versa. I’ve definitely been keeping him in the know. You’re...

James Blake announces tour, including Radio City (dates)
May 31, 2016 11:25am | Brooklyn Vegan

James Blake recently put out his lengthy third album The Colour In Anything, and played two small shows (for his standards): LA's Belasco Theatre and NYC's Webster Hall. Now he's announced a more extensive North American tour of larger venues...

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Built to Spill announce tour with Hop Along and Alex G
May 31, 2016 11:22am | Brooklyn Vegan

Built to Spill, who recently gave their classic There's Nothing Wrong With Love a long overdue vinyl repress, will be touring a lot this year...

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James Blake Announces North American Tour Dates
May 31, 2016 11:16am | StereoGum
jamesblakeJames Blake has announced North American tour dates in support of his new album The Colour In Anything. The musician played his first post-album release shows in Los Angeles, New York, and London earlier this month. The tour kicks off in Dallas in September and wraps up a month later in Los Angeles, … More »

Savoy Motel Souvenir Shop Rock
May 31, 2016 11:15am | StereoGum
Savoy MotelSavoy Motel are a genre-mashing retro party-rock band from Nashville featuring members of Cheap Time and Heavy Cream, and their new single "Souvenir Shop Rock" is officially a jam. They're signed to What's Your Rupture, and the blaring brass and aggressive disco-punk sounds that initiate this song immediately call to mind labelmates Love Is All. More »

Stereogum At Sasquatch Festival 2016: Toyota Music Den Highlights
May 31, 2016 11:08am | StereoGum
Tacocat @ Sasquatch! Toyota Den

Margo Price adds tour dates, including a 2nd NYC show in November
May 31, 2016 11:01am | Brooklyn Vegan

Country breakout of the year Margo Price has expanded her tour in support of her masterful debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter. She had already announced a free Hudson River Park show in NYC...

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PREMIERE: HSY are done dealing with your shit in Little Man
May 31, 2016 10:43am | Chart Attack

"Little Man," the latest from Toronto sludge punks HSY, is a two-minute lo-fi blitz extra coarse grit, scorching hot and aimed like a death ray straight at your dumb face.

The track, recorded by Barry Weatherhead and mixed by Ian McPhedran, is basically a song-length "fuck off," explains HSY frontman Jude. It's a fast and dirty sandblasting that'll wash away any old scum you point it at.

"The song was written during a really angry spell for me," he says, "and luckily I don't have the same animosity now that I did then. I felt disrespected and shit on by people who fashioned themselves as leaders and innovators of a 'scene.' The whole experience has helped me realize that art or music or whatever you're creating has to say something, and above all it needs to have integrity. 'Little Man' means something to me. It means I'm done dealing with your shit, let's move on."

You can catch HSY live on their way to Sled Island  (with Psychic TV!) at any of the dates below:

May 31st - MTL @ La Plante*

June 1st - Kingston @ The Mansion*

June 3rd - Toronto @ The Horseshoe Tavern *

June 17th - Winnipeg @ Sad Boy Club

June 18th - Saskatoon @ Amigos Cantina w/ Duchess Says & tunic (MoSo Festival)

June 19th - Edmonton @ Buckingham

June 23rd - Calgary @ CJSW 90.9 Live Radio Session (1 pm)

June 23rd - Calgary @ Tubby Dog, Craft Singles Showcase (Sled Island)

June 24th - Calgary @ Dick...

Jack White The Maya And Marty Theme Song
May 31, 2016 10:37am | StereoGum
Maya And Martin

Lollapalooza reveals 2016 aftershows
May 31, 2016 10:35am | Cosequence Of Sound

In addition to the four-day spectacle at Grant Park, Lollapalooza organizers stage a series of aftershows at venues throughout the city of Chicago.

Among the acts playing aftershows this year: The Last Shadow Puppets, M83, Foals, Vince Staples, Dan Auerbach’s Black Keys side-project The Arcs, Daughter, Frightened Rabbit, Wolf Alice, Bloc Party, Miike Snow, AlunaGeorge, Wavves, Nathaniel Rateliff an the Night Sweats with Con Brio, Chairlift, FIDLAR, MØ, Phantogram, Modern Baseball, Houndmouth, and The Joy Formidable with Pinegrove. Additionally, Lollapalooza founder Perry Ferrell and Jane’s Addiction will play two shows at Chicago’s Metro.

The full list of aftershows and ticketing information can be found here.

Lollapalooza takes place July 28th – 31st and boasts performances from Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, HAIM, Disclosure, Grimes, and many more. Check out our breakdown of the lineup.

Aaron Sorkin to make directorial debut with poker drama Mollys Game
May 31, 2016 10:23am | Cosequence Of Sound

After decades of being showered with acclaim for his screenplays — from last year’s Steve Jobs to 2011’s Moneyball to 2010’s The Social Network to 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War to 1995’s The American President and the list goes on — Aaron Sorkin has finally decided to give it a go behind the camera for his feature-film debut.

It’s a poker drama called Molly’s Game, based on Molly Bloom’s 2014 memoir, Mollys Game: From Hollywoods Elite to Wall Streets Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker, which Sorkin adapted alongside his Steve Jobs partner-in-crime Mark Gordon.

Here’s the book’s official synopsis:

“Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the worldan insiders story of excess and danger, glamour and greed.

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seenshe was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Mollys game became the game for those in the knowcelebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with b...

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