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WHIL Sold To University Of Alabama

WHIL Sold To University Of Alabama

April 11, 2011, By

Spring Hill College recently announced that it will sell public radio’s WHIL-FM 91.3 to the University Of Alabama for $1.1 million. The college cites “limited resources” …

?uestlove, Keren Ann Pair Hip-Hop With Ravel And Debussy

?uestlove, Keren Ann Pair Hip-Hop With Ravel And Debussy

April 11, 2011, By

We are all familiar with ?uestlove’s ability to perform brilliantly in just about any possible musical context thrown his way. However, his upcoming Philly-Paris …

Young Jeezy Signs Freddie Gibbs To CTE

Young Jeezy Signs Freddie Gibbs To CTE

April 11, 2011, By

Young Jeezy has signed up-and-coming lyricist Freddie Gibbs to his Atlanta-based Corporate Thug Entertainment imprint on Def Jam. Hailing from Gary, IN, Gibbs endured many …

Sole Finds New Life In ‘Cruel World’

Sole Finds New Life In ‘Cruel World’

April 11, 2011, By

Former Anticon artist and the label’s founder, Tim Holland, aka quirky hip-hop artist Sole, is releasing his debut LP with label Fake Four on …

Dirtbombs Is Ready To ‘Party’

Dirtbombs Is Ready To ‘Party’

April 8, 2011, By

The Dirtbombs, the Detroit garage-rock band founded by Mick Collins of the Gories, will tour North America in support of its latest album, Party House. …

Reatard Gets A Reissue

Reatard Gets A Reissue

April 8, 2011, By

Last winter, just as he stood on the verge of making a full national break through, Jay Reatard, aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., died mysteriously …

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

April 8, 2011, By

Big Sur’s Woodsist Festival is coming back, taking place July 30 and 31 this summer. The folksy Woodsist label’s showcase has also announced its lineup, …

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

April 8, 2011, By

Alex Barck, the DJ known most recently for his work with Jazzanova, and musician/producer Christian Prommer have teamed up under the name Prommer And …

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

April 8, 2011

It’s another week of unexpected chart shake-ups and shake-downs. Pretty, Pretty Swedish Princess Lykke Li saddles into the top spot with a sophomore album …

La Vida Boheme Comes To America

La Vida Boheme Comes To America

April 8, 2011, By

Along with help from Nacional, the Venezualan dance-punk four-piece La Vida Boheme’s debut LP, Nuestra, is being released in the U.S. on May 10. …

Supergroup Composes 8 Songs In 8 Hours At Rethink Music

Supergroup Composes 8 Songs In 8 Hours At Rethink Music

April 8, 2011, By

What happens when you put a cabaret singer, a dark fantasy author, a pianist and an indie guitar player in the same room and force …

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

April 8, 2011, By

British quartet Wild Beasts has released a video for “Albatross,” the group’s recent dark, moody track. A simple half-electronic, half-acoustic drumbeat sits under lush …

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

April 7, 2011, By

A decade after his 2001 release, The Essence Of J Rawls, Ohio-based hip-hop producer J Rawls has announced the release of his newest solo album, The …

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

April 7, 2011, By

Pianist Aaron Goldberg and composer-arranger Guillermo Klein will collaborate on Bienestan, a new collection of reinterpreted jazz standards among Klein’s original works. The album, …

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

April 7, 2011, By

Fifteen years go, Stones Throw started as a vinyl-only label. Founded by DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw aimed to provide music “by …