Alternative Music News

Keller Williams' Grateful Grass Release New Album to Benefit Rex Foundation
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass release DOS, an album to benefit the charitable non-profit organization started by the Grateful Dead, Rex Foundation. The album is available for digital download via nugs.net....
Foxygen Announce New Album, Tour
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Foxygen will release their third studio album, ...And Star Power, on October 14. The follow up to 2013’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic will feature 24 tracks. The first single, “How Can You Really” is available to stream here....
Chris Robinson Brotherhood Confirm Fall Tour Dates
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Chris Robinson Brotherhood will embark on a headlining tour beginning October 16 in Fayetteville, AR and running through November 4 in Asheville, NC. Tickets to all newly announced shows will go on sale August 1. Currently, the band is preparing to hit the road for a short tour with Bob Weir & R...
Marc Brownstein Says Electron Will Play Eight Shows This Year
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Marc Brownstein announced on Facebook that Electron will play eight shows this fall. The project, which most recently included Aron Magner, Mike Greenfield and Tom Hamilton, have not confirmed the actual...
The Flaming Lips to Play _Transmissions from the Satellite Heart_ in Full
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne revealed via Instagram that the band will perform their 1993 album Transmissions from the Satellite Heart in full at their September 14 show at First Ave in Minneapolis, MN. The band’s sixth album features The Lips’ first radi...
James Mercer's Flake Music to Reissue Debut Album
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The earliest incarnation of The Shins was Flake Music, formed in 1992 in Albuquerque. James Mercer, along with Jesse Sandoval, Martin Crandall and Neal Langford, released one album, When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return in 1997. The album will reportedly be reissued via Sub Pop and Aural Apothec...
You Can Intern for _Relix_
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Relix Magazine is currently seeking editorial and graphic design interns to work in its New York offices this fall. Though internships are unpaid, interns will gain valuable hands on experience working on Relix Magazine, Relix.com and Jambands.com. All interns must be able to commute to Relix’s...
White Denim to Live Stream Austin City Limits Taping
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
White Denim will return home on August 4 as the band makes their debut on Austin City Limits. The taping will be live streamed via YouTube on the day of the event. Currently, White Denim is preparing for a show at the Gathering of the Vibes festiva...
Lockn' Expands Festival Grounds
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Lockn’ Festival confirmed the addition of a 385-acre farm adjacent to the current festival site in Arrington, VA—a portion of which will be used for camping during the festival this year. The acquisition enables Lockn’ to provide a better experience for patrons including campgrounds that surround t...
San Francisco Giants Announce Jerry Garcia Tribute Night
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
The San Francisco Giants will host Jerry Garcia Tribute Night on August 12 as the team takes on the Chicago White Sox. The special event ticket package includes a collector’s edition Jerry Garcia t-shirt, with a VIP package available with various other amenities. A portion of the proceeds will be do...
Taj Mahal Joins Van Morrison in Ireland
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Taj Mahal joined Van Morrison on July 28 at the Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland for two songs including “Alabamy Bound” and “It Takes a Worried Man.” The blues legend was on his way back to the states following a run of shows with the Taj Mahal Trio that wrapped up in Paris, FRA. Next up for V...
Animal Collective Announce DJ Tour
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Animal Collective will embark on a DJ tour this Fall with residencies scheduled in Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. Band members Geologist and Deakin will team up for the September dates before Avey Tare joins them for October and November. Deakin and Tare will play a one-off s...
Twiddle Confirm Fall Tour Dates
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Twiddle will embark on the “Chilled Monkey Brains” Tour beginning September 11 in Asbury Park, NJ. The Vermont quartet is currently preparing for a slot at the Gathering of the Vibes festival as well as moe.down 15 in Turin, NY. At various points throughout the tour, Twiddle will team up with Pa...
Butch Vig Says the New Foo Fighters Record is Done
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Producer Butch Vig revealed on Twitter that the new Foo Fighters album is officially finished. The follow up to 2011’s Wasting Light will be released in November, although a specific date has not been announced as of yet. “As previous...
Real Estate to Release "Had to Hear" Single; Debut Video
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Real Estate will release the Atlas tune “Had to Hear” as a limited edition 7” along with a new b-side featuring a cover of The Nerves’ “Paper Dolls” recorded in Chicago, IL during the Atlas sessions. The band has also debuted the official music video for the song, shot on tour in Mexico City and...
Phish Continue Bustout Streak, Deliver Yet Another Lengthy "Chalk Dust Torture"
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Following a noteworthy show at Merriweather Post, Phish was tasked with topping such an effort as their tour continued in Portsmouth, VA at the nTelos Pavilion. The evening certainly got off to an unexpected start as “Timber (Jerry)” made its tour debut as the opener before a brief “Undermind” dropp...
Pabst Brewery Announces Music Festival
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Pabst Brewery has announced the lineup for the Pabst Project, a three-night music festival that will feature a number of outdoor concerts, as well as a several other shows at venues across Portland, OR. Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, GZA, Violent Femmes, Lord Huron, Guided By Voices, Phosphorescent...
Everyone Orchestra Add NYC Show
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Everyone Orchestra will return to New York City for a show at the Cutting Room in New York City on Saturday, September 20. Conducted by Matt Butler, this incarnation of the group will feature Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce, Ashish Vyas of Thievery Corporation,...
Rhode Island Senator Wants to Clarify Airline Rules After Deer Tick's John McCauley Kicked Off Flight
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000
Last week we reported that Deer Tick frontman John McCauley was kicked off of a US Airways flight on his way to the Newport Folk Festival when the airline refused to allow him to board t...

Alternative World News & Dialogue

Nearly 2 mn young adults in England still live with parents report
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:08:29 PDT
An estimated 1.97 million people aged between 20-34 still live with their parents in England a quarter being in long-term employment, data collected by the UKs leading housing & homelessness charity Shelter has revealed.
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U.S. GMO crop companies double down on anti-labeling efforts
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:08:29 PDT
One year after the launch of a social media effort to allay consumers' concerns about the safety of foods made from genetically modified crops, U.S. companies that develop GMOs have further committed to a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat attempts to
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Celebrate National Lasagna Day with These Pasta Cats (One Short Video!!)
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:03:28 PDT
July 29 is National Lasagna Day, so here are 8 pictures of Garfield-inspired cats eating Italian.

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Watch Cheetah mum give birth
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:58:30 PDT
Cape Town - Four very special cheetah cubs have been born at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
The cubs carry the very rare "king cheetah" gene, highest on the list of endangered cheetahs species.

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Applaud Cheetah Conservation Effort - Please Sign!
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:58:29 PDT
Right now, there are less than 100 Asiatic cheetahs in Iran. The country has a history of critically endangered species and has already lost the Asiatic lion and Caspian tiger to extinction.
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Alternative Energy News

King Coal Deposed in West, but Reigns in East
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:02 CDT
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Electric vehicles: Recharging in private
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:00:02 CDT
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Solar energy: Dyes help harvest light
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:00:02 CDT
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200 MPH Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Planned
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:00:02 CDT
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