Archive for June 25th, 2009

Hit The Lights – Coast to Coast EP

Artist: Hit The Lights Album: Coast To Coast Label: Triple Crown Genre: Pop Punk Last Summer, I announced Hit The Lights as the band who would be the official soundtrack to UTG’s Summer and that remained the fact for much longer than just Summer. Having followed this band since they play for gas money in […]

Weekly 5: Top Cults [with members of J.A.C.K.]

Weekly 5 is our attempt to get more coverage for more artists. Doing interviews and even moreso scheduling them can be difficult, especially in the busy summer tour months, so to give bands opportunity for coverage when our schedules don’t meet too well, we’ve developed: The Weekly 5. This is a top 5 list any […]

New Music First: Letterday – The Company We Keep

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, Massachusetts must put something in the water to turn out as many great musicians as they do. Whether it’s the hardcore kings in Death Before Dishonor, the brocore skills of Four Year Strong, The screamo talent of Therefore I am, or, and this is […]

The Roots to premier song on Fallon tonight!

The Roots are using their late-night TV gig on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as a forum to preview their upcoming album, How I Got Over. Billboard reports that the show’s house band will debut the socially aware title track from their ninth studio LP on tonight’s (June 24) broadcast. The song’s official music video […]

Ex-Wilco Member Jay Bennett Died Of Overdose

Authorities say former Wilco guitarist Jay Bennett died of an overdose of the pain killer, and that they’re investigating his death as an accident. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says tests show the 45-year-old musician died from fentanyl. The drug is found in patches commonly prescribed to treat chronic pain. Bennett died May 24 after […]

50 Cent talks “Before I Self Destruct”

NEW YORK — No fair; 50 Cent is cheating. Well, it’s not really cheating when you have producers such as Dr. Dre, Timbaland and Polow Da Don working on your album. Fif is stacking the deck for his current incarnation of Before I Self Destruct. Fif is on his third different production of the album, […]

Lil’ Wayne in Court

Lil Wayne was present in a Yuma County, Arizona court, as the judge gave him pretrial updates on his drug possession and weapons charges. The charges stem from January, when Wayne was arrested in Yuma near a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. Police reports note officers found cocaine, Ecstasy and a hand gun in his vehicle. James […]