Latest DJ Raves News

Game of Thrones star hosts ‘Rave of Thrones’ DJ night
A giant night out is being hosted by a popular Coventry venue. Rave of Thrones is coming to the Kasbah in Hillfields on Saturday February 7 – a night hosted by Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn who plays Hodor in the critically-acclaimed American fantasy …
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Hodor Is Embarking on a ‘Game of Thrones’-Themed DJ Tour
Falcona also promised that each “Rave of Thrones” show would feature a visual GoT-themed set from Australian artist EGO alongside other special guests. No word yet on if the actor/DJ will bring his skills to America. Nairn’s tour isn’t some sort of one-off …
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Superstar DJ-turned-author Moby says he was just as happy poor as he is rich and famous
In 1989, Moby said he was a sober Christian trying to get a DJ job and a record contract. He moved to New York. There, he got involved in the rave scene and the underground club scene. Halfway through the book, he started drinking again and moved …
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More Rockin’ Apps For Drummers

More Rockin’ Apps For Drummers
Six years ago the app market was a young tech toddler, clumsily stumbling around the block with chintzy music programs that were borderline useless. A few years later the market grew into its gawky phase, offering valuable musical apps while still feeling …

The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time
Rarely does the desire for rehab warrant the title of douchebag. After all, trying to remedy a drug addition is tough enough when you’re a normal person, let alone a rock star from the ’80s (seriously, they don’t even make addicts like that anymore).
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Six neglected drummers who deserve recognition
“Give the drummer some!” James Brown once demanded, but drummers often don’t get enough attention and acclaim. Though singers and lead guitarists are celebrated by the hundreds in rock annals, drummers are often turned into punch lines (‘How do you …
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Your Guide to Some of K-pop’s Greatest Divas

Your Guide to Some of K-pop’s Greatest Divas
Some idols in K-pop are sweet. Others are funny. A few can be annoying. Then there are some idols that are fabulous. Most idols mold their mannerisms and behavior into something they and their companies believe the public would like the most. Generally …

ARTS ISSUE: Pop divas create personas with style, musical talents
Miley Cyrus’ much discussed VMA performance will soon be remembered as an event on par with other infamous pop music moments. It was rude, crude and not exactly deep. But one thing is for sure — it has cemented an iconic image of Cyrus in our minds …
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Which Pop Diva Holiday Album Should You Listen to This Year?
Though everyone knows that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the only recent pop Christmas song worthy of being include to the list of classic Christmas songs, every year, female pop stars try to create the new Great American Pop …
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Brooklyn synth-pop act Negative Gemini to play Henao Center tonight

Brooklyn synth-pop act Negative Gemini to play Henao Center tonight
Brooklyn electro-pop solo project Negative Gemini is gaining a lot of notice for her heady blend of essential techno sonic tropes and leftfield pop sensibility gaining praise from Fader and Nylon and a plethora of blogs. Local promoters Ugly Orange are …
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twenty | one | pilots Vessel
This review originally ran in AP 295. The major-label debut by twenty | one | pilots traipses across electro-pop, hip-hop and classic pop music—and that’s just the first song. In the first two minutes of “Ode To Sleep,” the Columbus, Ohio, duo set …

Producer Loops releases Deep Techno Progressions Vol 4 & Stick Up Boys: Electronic Pop Vocals Vol 2
Producer Loops has released Deep Techno Progressions Vol 4, a sample library featuring a collection of crossover construction kits, bringing the sounds of Techno and Deep House together to create an energetic sound that still manages to venture into Deep …


Does ‘Dreamgirls’ Offer Lowdown on Motown?

Does ‘Dreamgirls’ Offer Lowdown on Motown?
The movie Dreamgirls tells the story of the rise of a small black record label and the ups and downs of its star girl group. The plot draws quite a bit from the story of Motown Records, its founder Berry Gordy Jr., and the Supremes. But how much of the …
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Jimmy Ruffin, Motown Hitmaker, Dead at 78
Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who had hits with “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold On (To My Love),” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to The Associated Press. He was 78. No details were immediately available about the cause of death.
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Motown lives again with ‘Masters of Soul’
If you are able to take these selections and run with them (no judgment if you’re off-key), then you are heading in the right direction for Saturday night’s “Masters of Soul” concert at the Oxford Performing Arts Center. The ensemble music revue …
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Spin names the 100 greatest guitarists of all time

Spin names the 100 greatest guitarists of all time
(CBS News) Who are the greatest guitarists of all time? Eric Clapton? Slash? Jimi Hendrix, perhaps? Think again. Spin magazine came up with the top 100 guitarist of all time, and none of them made the cut. Neither did classic guitarists Keith Richards …
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10 Overlooked Japanese Metal Guitarists That Deserve Your Attention
At the very core of a good heavy metal band, especially in sub-genres such as power, speed or thrash metal, is a guitarist who can set the tone, leading the way for their respective bands with creative riffs and exciting solos. This holds true especially …

Rolling Stone fucks up big-time with its 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
The once-revered Rolling Stone magazine released its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” on its website today, and man, does it suck. “We assembled a panel of top guitarists and other experts to rank their favorites and explain what separates …
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How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County

How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County
Bean Blossom in northern Brown County is home to one of the most important institutions in bluegrass music — the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Every June, about 20,000 fans of the oldest continuously operating bluegrass festival in the …
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Bluegrass returns to Old Mobeetie
The annual Old Mobeetie Music Festival kicks off Friday with a lineup of seven featured bands. Festivities open at 6 p.m. Friday at the courthouse square in Old Mobeetie, located about 33 miles east of Pampa off of Texas Highway 152. The lineup includes …
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Kids on Bluegrass
Guestblogger Marina Gorbis is executive director at Institute for the Future. The title of this post is actually the name of the program started by the California Bluegrass Association, an organization that brings together young pickers, ages 3 to 18, to …
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Watch Wilco’s John Stirratt Talk Band Chemistry, Fave Bassists in New Video

Watch Wilco’s John Stirratt Talk Band Chemistry, Fave Bassists in New Video
Stirratt credits legendary session bassists such as Stax mainstay Donald “Duck” Dunn and country fixture Joe Osborn for helping him find his sound. He also discusses his reverence for classic Fender basses. “It really was the reason that rock & roll was …
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Early Buzz: Wealthy bassists, art vandals and more
Hey, everybody! I hope you’re having a happy and healthy week. Let’s kick off this Thursday with a few headlines: – First of all, check out my profile of Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi. We hung out at the top of Rockefeller Center and even shot some video, in …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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Latest Music Festivals News

11 Awesome Asian Music Festivals to Attend in 2017
Until very recently there weren’t very many music festivals in the Far East beyond cultural events. However, over the last few years there has been a surge in large-scale music events – all with awe-inspiring production, international lineups and …

2017 Country Music Festivals Guide
Country music festivals are as much a part of summer as the beach and baseball, but keeping track of them can be a chore. Taste of Country’s Country Music Festival guide actually begins in January with a fest that will remind you of summers past.
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Music Festivals: Peace, Love and a Business Battle
As music fans get ready to listen to Florence + the Machine, Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes this weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago, a turf war is heating up in the music-festival business. Lollapalooza, one of the oldest and most popular festivals, is …
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Latest Trombonists News

The 10 worst things about playing the trombone
Here are the 10 worst things that could only happen to you… Trombonists trump even the legendary ‘ba-dum tish’ sound when it comes to comedy. There’s the tragic wa-wa-wah, the pratfall waaaa-oooo-aaaap, and the Jonny Briggs theme tune for starters.
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On Key: An Accordion Player Fills an Orchestral Gap
Among its ranks, the New York Philharmonic counts 28 violinists, 11 cellists, four flutists, three trombonists and even one bass trombonist. But when the call came for an accordionist this past week, the orchestra had to go outside its circle. The ensemble …
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University of Redlands: Pokorny Low Brass Seminar slated July 5-9
July 7: Trombonists Timothy Higgins and Michael Mulcahy present a faculty recital at 4 p.m. in the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall in Watchorn Hall. • July 8: Sergio Carolino, tuba, presents a faculty recital at 4 p.m. in the University of Redlands …
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