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Soundcloud to introduce advertisements to streams

Posted by johng (g+) on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Music streaming service Soundcloud has announced that it will soon include advertisements in its streams. At first, advertisements will be through the invite only "On Soundcloud" program wherein artists will be able to monetize their tracks by allowing commercials to play before streams. Artists will then get an undisclosed percentage of revenue gained from the stream advertisements.

Following that, eventually Soundcloud plans to introduce a paid subscription service where paying users will not get any advertisements. Various parties have stated that this move may be a result of the company trying to make itself look more desirable for acquisition by a bigger company.

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Tours: Chuck Ragan (East Coast)

Posted by sam on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Chuck Ragan Chuck Ragan has announced a string of east coast dates for this winter. He will be bringing along the The Camaraderie on this tour. He previously announced that he will tour the west coast. You can view those dates here.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Little Big League cancel September dates, Riot Fest

Posted by leanne (g+) on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Little Big League Little Big League announced Monday that they will not be playing their date at Riot Fest and are canceling their September dates leading up to the festival.

You can click Read More for the details.

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Henry Rollins comments on Robin Williams suicide

Posted by leanne (g+) on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Henry Rollins Henry Rollins has released a roughly 1000-word editorial at the L.A. Weekly addressing the suicide of Robin Williams. Along with addressing the suicides of people that he has known personally, Rollins states, "How in the hell could you possibly do that to your children? I don't care how well adjusted your kid might be - choosing to kill yourself, rather than to be there for that child, is every shade of awful, traumatic and confusing."

You can read the whole thing here.

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New Review Update: August 21, 2014

Posted by adame (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is Adam E. bringing you three new reviews. Today FXX begins its marathon of every "Simpsons" episode, which begs the eternal question -- what is your favorite "Simpsons" episode ever?

Today's reviews are:

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The Dirty Nil: 'Guided by Vices'

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Dirty Nil The Dirty Nil are streaming a new song from their new single. The tune is called "Guided by Vices" and can be found over at New Noise.

The "Cinnamon" single was released on Tuesday by Fat Wreck Chords.

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Media: The Young: 'Chrome Cactus'

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image The Young are streaming their new LP, Chrome Cactus. It's out now via Matador Records. You can check out the stream here.

Meanwhile, the group is going on a tour this August. You can click Read More for the dates.

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Tours: GWAR (US)

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Image Following the cremation of founding member Oderus Urungus, GWAR has announced a full tour with new scumdog Blothar. The tour runs across the USA and features support from Corrosion of Conformity, American Sharks and other bands. It has been dubbed the "GWAR Eternal" tour.

The band is still supporting Battle Maximus from 2013. You can click Read More for the dates.

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Bruce Lee Band release single with Jesse Michaels, announce LP

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Bruce Lee Band The Bruce Lee Band has debuted a new song. It's called "Generations" and features Jesse Michaels doing a guest spot.

The band has also announced a new LP which is Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend. It's out in September and you can pre-order the record here. The modern incarnation of the Bruce Lee Band features Mike Park on vocals as well as contributions from Jeff Rosenstock and a rotating cast of musicans.

You can click Read More for the new song and album tracklisting. The band released Community Support Group earlier this year.

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Tiger Army cancel 2014's Octoberflame Festival to focus on new album

Contributed by alex101. Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Tiger ArmyTiger Army has announced the cancellation of their annual Octoberflame Festival, so that they can focus on finishing their long-awaited follow up to 2007's, Music from Regions Beyond. The band says they've written many of the songs for the new record, and also confirm they are planning to go into the studio soon. The album should be out in 2015, and the band will be going on tour to support it.

They also stress they're only canceling this years Octoberflame, and that the festival is not over for good.

You can click Read More for the full announcement.

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Sticks and Stones to play acoustic mini-set benefit show

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Image Sticks and Stones have just announced that they will be playing an acoustic "mini-set" to benefit comic creator Seth Kushner, who is currently fighting leukemia. The show will take place August 26 at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

There will also be performances by Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddah, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld, and others.You can find more info here.

Sticks and Stones existed mainly from 1988 to 1994. Members included Jack Terricloth of World/Inferno Friendship Society, Johnny X, and others. They have performed very rarely since the 1994 break-up.

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