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Universal Zulu Nation plans hip-hop anniversary celebration

Posted July 13, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

The Universal Zulu Nation is organizing a 6 day event in New York City to mark the official 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, running Nov. 4-9.

The parts is expected to host several artists in both hip-hop and in genres influenced by it. The Universal Zulu Nation was founded in 1973 by Afrika Bambaataa.

Confirmed Official Universal Zulu Nation events include:

  • Crotona Park Summerstage featuring the legendary Chuck Chillout, DJ Hollywood, and Busy Bee, June 25th
  • Central Park Summerstage with Rock Steady Crew, July 27th
  • Staten Island Summerstage featuring Latin Freestyle superstars Lisette Melendez and George Lamond, July 30th
  • Martha’s Vineyard Summer Madness Festival featuring Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Monie Love, Amel Larrieux, and Queen Lisa Lee (Soulsonic Force’s first female MC), August 8th
  • Woodstock 45th Anniversary/UZN 41st Anniversary, August 15th-17th

Derek Archambault raising funds for hip replacement surgery

Posted July 13, 2014, 9:08 a.m.
Derek Archambault raising funds for hip replacement surgery

Derek Armchambault (Defeater/Alcoa) has opened a Pledge Music fundraising campaign to pay for his upcoming hip surgery, which is to paid out of pocket.

He is offering an Alcoa EP, Thank You, digitally to raise funds along with several limited edition items.

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Music News Joel Tannenbaum writes piece on music copyrights

Posted June 29, 2014, 9:49 a.m.

Joel Tannenbaum writes piece on music copyrights

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Joel Tannenbaum of Plow United and Ex Friends has published a lengthy and detailed piece explaining copyright law and how it benefits musicians here. The article examines and explains various facets of the liscening and ...

Music News New Aidan Baker poetry book

Posted June 8, 2014, 8:43 p.m.

New Aidan Baker poetry book

Aidan Baker - Passing Through

Aidan Baker (Nadja) is set to release Passing Through, his fifth collection of poetry. The book will release on July 15 via Wounded Wolf Press as is a collection of "‘synesthetic" poems, writings about other ...

Music News Bazillion Points going digital only next year

Posted April 27, 2014, 10:39 a.m.

Bazillion Points going digital only next year

Starting in 2015, Bazillion Points will make the switch from publishing paper books to exclusively digital releases. The company, which has released such books as Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe (1989) by Bruce Pavitt, Swedish ...

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Music News Abbey Road Studios series for Record Store Day

Posted March 29, 2014, 7:22 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Abbey Road Studios series for Record Store Day

This year Abbey Road Studios will release a selection of vinyl material all mastered at cut at the famed studio. The series includes 7"s ...

· Lily Allen - ‘Air Balloon’ (7”)
· Jack Bruce - a) ‘Fields of Forever’ b) ‘Drone’ (7”)
· Chrissie Hynde - ‘Dark Sunglasses’ (7")
· Coldplay - ‘Midnight’ (7”)
· Diana Dors - ‘So Little Time’ (7”)
· Marianne Faithfull - ‘Sister Morphine’ (7”)
· Gloria Jones - ‘Tainted Love’ (7")
· Grace Jones - ‘Me! I Disconnect from You’ (12")
· Kylie - ‘Golden Boy’ (7”)
· Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance - ‘Ooh La La’ (alt take, take 4) (7")
· John Martyn - ‘May You Never’ (7”)
· PiL - ‘Death Disco’ (12”)
· Sex Pistols - ‘Never Mind the B*llocks’ boxed set (7 x 7”)
· The Temperance Movement – a) ‘Tender’ b)’Up in the Sky’ (7”)

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Music News Steve Klein (ex-New Found Glory) arraigned on felonies

Posted March 16, 2014, 10:20 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Steve Klein (ex-New Found Glory) arraigned on felonies

Steve Klein, former guitarist of New Found Glory who was dismissesd from the band in December, pled no guilty in a California court on charges ...

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Music News Metal Cats, coming soon

Posted March 12, 2014, 8:26 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Metal Cats, coming soon

Alexandra Crockett - Metal Cats

Alexandra Crockett will be publishing a book of photos titled Metal Cats in May on powerHouse Books. The book contains photography of several metal musicians ...

Music News Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) pleads guilty

Posted March 5, 2014, 8:11 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Tim Lambesis, frontman for As I Lay Dying, pled guilty earlier this week to charges that he hired a hitman to murder his wife. Sources ...

Music News Sean Madigan Hoen (ex-Thoughts of Ionesco) writes memoir

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 9:30 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Sean Madigan Hoen (ex-Thoughts of Ionesco) writes memoir

Sean Madigan Ionesco - Songs Only You Know

In April, Soho Press will release Songs Only You Know: A Memoir by Sean Madigan Hoen, former vocalist for Detroit band Thoughts of Ionesco. The ...

Music News New Mike Patton soundtrack

Posted Jan. 29, 2014, 6:44 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Faith No More singer Mike Patton has scored another film, this one titled The Vatican Tapes. His The Place Beyond the Pines score in 2013 ...

Music News What Would Andrew WK Do?

Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 9:35 p.m. in Music News by Loren

What Would Andrew WK Do?

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Party rocker Andrew W.K. is now hosting a print advice column in Village Voice. In addition to the column, W.K. is in the ...

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