Monday, October 31, 2005

Worldwide Music Awards 2005

The Radio 1 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Music Awards 2005 take place at Koko in London on December 12. Performers include Soil & "Pimp", Jazzanova, Bugz In The Attic and the Radio 1 messageboard crew. Voting is now open. Pick your favourites and enter the competition to win tickets to the awards ceremony

Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Vibrators

The Vibrators - punk rock group originally formed in 1976. In their long career The Vibrators have toured with the likes of Iggy Pop, Ian Hunter, The Flaming Groovies, and Die Toten Hosen

Weird War

Weird War - rock'n'roll band featuring Ian Svenonious of Nation of Ulysses and Make-Up fame

Syndicate of Soul

Syndicate of Soul - featuring song examples and pictures of their engagements. Songs range from funk, rock, soul, to pop

Ghetto Gitano

Ghetto Gitano - culminating from various different cultures and diverse musical backgrounds, Ghetto Gitano features Cuban rhythyms, harmonies from Brazil, transcendental music from the orient, as well as several flamencos selections

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Victoria Hot Jazz Jubilee

Victoria Hot Jazz Jubilee - takes place April 20 to 23, 2006 in Victoria, BC. Site includes information on Victoria Hot Jazz Jubilee bands, tickets, venues, and more

Melissa O'Neil

Melissa O'Neil - official site on Sony BMG Canada. Includes forum and newsletter sign-up

Original Supremes Website

Original Supremes Website - includes discography, historic TV appearance listings, photos, and more about the original lineup of The Supremes

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Vicki Vann

Vicki Vann - official site for country music artist Vicki Vann. Site includes photos, news, downloads, and calendar

Partners in Rhyme

Partners in Rhyme - music distribution company that offers royalty free music, sound effects, and video libraries. Site provides audio/video samples for all tracks


killersound - company provides custom music and downloadable sound effects. Site includes sound clips, tips and tutorials, and product demos

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Jazz legend Shirley Horn dies at 71

Shirley Horn, the jazz pianist and vocalist who got her start opening for Miles Davis and became revered as a master interpreter of American standards, has died at the age of 71, her record label said

Art of the States

Art of the States - collecting performances and recordings of a wide range of music from all across the U.S., focusing on new, unusual, and lesser-known repertoire

Friday, October 21, 2005

Fremont Public Association: Songs for Shelter

Songs for Shelter features the cream of Seattle songwriters and musicans from the 70's, 80's, 90's and 21st Century--many of them world renowned--coming together in a collection of new music to benefit homeless families in King County, WA. Primarily folksy, the cd ranges from blues to funk, traditional Irish to rock. It features performers including Laura Veirs, Martin Hayes, Laura Love and Danny O'Keefe. Unlike most compilation projects that only recyle album tracks, Songs for Shelter features 10 cuts that have never been released before, including 8 tracks recorded specifically for the project and two songs written expressly for it. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Songs for Shelter will go to support shelter, case management and homelessness prevention programs of Seattle's Fremont Public Association's, a service and advocacy agency that helps 25,000 families each year to overcome poverty and build brighter futures
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Vice Records: Do They Know it's Hallowe'en?

Vice Records: Do They Know it's Hallowe'en? - song features a star-studded ensemble (including Beck, The Arcade Fire, and Sum 41) known as the North American Halloween Prevention Initiative. Both a trick and a treat, this song is a satire as well as a charity-benefit song with all proceeds being donated to UNICEF

Dan Baird

Dan Baird - official site of former Georgia Satellites frontman Dan Baird. includes news, tour dates, photos, and an extensive biography

Dan Baird

Dan Baird - official site of former Georgia Satellites frontman Dan Baird. includes news, tour dates, photos, and an extensive biography

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pop composer Bacharach pens first lyrics of career

It could be just what the world needs now - Burt Bacharach writing lyrics. The legendary, 77-year-old composer has found his voice in a politically charged album "At This Time" that features his first lyrics ever in a nearly 50-year career creating some of pop music's best-known love songs. "You could say, 'How does a guy who has written love songs his entire life suddenly decide to rock the boat?"' Bacharach says about the album that will be released internationally on October 24, with a U.S. release on November 1

“This Bird Has Flown - A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles’ Rubber Soul”

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ legendary album, "Rubber Soul," Razor & Tie is releasing This Bird Has Flown – A 40th Anniversary Tribute To The Beatles’ Rubber Soul. The 14-track album hits stores on October 25th and will mirror the sequencing of the original UK release of "Rubber Soul"

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

MTV Video Music Awards Latino America

MTV Video Music Awards Latino America - official site for the 2005 Latin American Video Music Awards on MTV. Includes multimedia as well as information on performers and nominees

They Fight Crime

They Fight Crime - intelligent pop music with some punk ethics from They Fight Crime, a band based out of Ipswich, U.K.

Galactic Cowboys

Galactic Cowboys - official site of the Houston quartet. Includes photos, MP3s, lyrics, and Galactic Cowboys news

Skateboard P

Skateboard P - official site for Pharrell Williams aka Skateboard P. Features news, mailing list, song samples, and music video samples


Myran - official site of Myran, otherwise known as M kid, or Mellow kid with bio, song samples, forum, and gallery


Whysp - good-natured prog-folk out of Santa Cruz, California

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fiona Apple successfuly reemerges after hiatus

Most artists who went six years between albums, particularly a young, female singer, would be forgotten by audiences and dropped by their record labels. Somehow Fiona Apple, whether through her early promise as an artist or sheer tenacity, manages to emerge after a six-year hiatus, trouble with her record label and several producer changes with a great new album that builds on the career she established in the '90s and reveals the depth that age and time has given to her talent

Motorola announces groundbreaking music podcast

Motorola will release a podcast for its ROKR iTunes phone next week - one of the first podcasts on the planet to feature legally-licensed music from big name music acts. The company describes the inclusion of music - a major step the podcasting phenomenon - as: "Marking another step towards full legitimacy of a format frequently branded 'the new pirate radio'."

John Peel's legacy to be carried on in website run by his son

John Peel's son Tom Ravenscroft will carry the legacy of the great broadcaster and evangelise new talent on a website devoted to new music. The site has been created as a joint venture between John Peel's record label, Dandelion Records, and Universal Music. Ravenscroft will supervise the site, which will continue the work of his father who launched the careers of a pantheon of rock stars from Marc Bolan to The White Stripes during almost 40 years of broadcasting

Richard Pryor sues record label over sales

Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for allegedly marketing and selling 11 of his recordings without a license. Pryor's suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages for unfair competition, conversion, unjust enrichment and other claims

The Party Party

The Party Party - remixed sound files have U.S. political figures singing such songs as White Lines, Imagine, and Sunday Bloody Sunday

Future Bible Heroes

Future Bible Heroes - official Future Bible Heroes site includes photos, press, news, and more

G-Love & Special Sauce

G-Love & Special Sauce - official site of the hip hop/rock group offers tour dates, audio, photos, and more

Casino Royale

Casino Royale - musicians for hire, Casino Royale plays "gogo/mod/spy/cocktail" music, playing hits from the '80s, '70s, and '60s. Available for weddings and events on the west coast, includng California, Seattle, and Las Vegas

Kristian Bredin

Kristian Bredin - Swedish composer whose work includes productions for chamber, vocal, and orchestra music. He has been part of composition courses and collaborations in Finland, France, and Norway and others

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Faster Louder

Faster Louder - Australian and international guitar driven music news, gig guide, interviews, and reviews

You Am I

You Am I - official site featuring band information, press releases, photos, and discussion board

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Life Once Lost

A Life Once Lost - official site of metallic hardcore band A Life Once Lost. With news, tour dates, multimedia, and discography


Scrabbel - official web site for the San Francisco-based duo Scrabbel who mix string sections with whimsical pop, early British invasion melodies, and electro blip beats

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Nine Lives

Nine Lives - punk rock from New York. Info on upcoming shows, releases, and tour dates

Dan Young

Dan Young - official site of the Phoenix, Arizona saxophonist Dan Young features his blend of jazz, gospel, and Christmas music

Monday, October 10, 2005

ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005

The goal of the ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005 is to promote, encourage and celebrate women's achievements in the music industry. With two nights of music showcases featuring female artists in all styles, a special Woman of Valor award dinner (this year honoring Patti Smith), two full days of panels, workshops and an artist-friendly trade show, the ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005 is a unique and innovative event. Meet, mix and mingle in the beautiful city of Seattle - November 10-12

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Sheet Music Plus

Sheet Music Plus - now has over 387,000 sheet music titles including guitar tab, songbooks, scores, choral music and more. Violin, viola, cello and Christmas sheet music now on sale

Rhino Podcasts

Rhino Podcasts are downloadable weekly audio programs that include one or more segments. You'll hear from artists, industry figures, and Rhino insiders responsible for putting together your favorite releases. You'll hear the voice of Bob Lefsetz as he delivers a regular podcast edition of The Lefsetz Letter

Badfinger drummer dies in his sleep

The drummer of the first band to be signed to the Beatles' Apple record label has died. Mike Gibbins, 56, of Welsh group Badfinger, died in his sleep at his Florida home on Tuesday according to his official website

Saturday, October 08, 2005

New Music Tipsheet

New Music Tipsheet is devoted to keeping the business and consumer worlds up to date with information about upcoming music releases. New Music Tipsheet was created in 2002, as a result of a bunch of indie stores beating up Sperry Media to supply them with thorough new release data. We do everything we can to not only keep everyone up to date about the big releases, but to also turn on the Tipsheet readership to up & coming artists and personal favorites

Hamilton Camp

Hamilton Camp - official site for the late actor, singer, songwriter, and voice actor Hamilton Camp (aka Bob Camp)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Nic Harcourt

Nic Harcourt - music director at the influential Los Angeles radio station KCRW and host of the highly-acclaimed music programs Morning Becomes Eclectic and Sounds Eclectic

Lyrics Domain

Lyrics Domain - browsable, searchable database of song lyrics. Members can request and post lyrics

The Sun

The Sun - official site of the band The Sun. Site includes tour dates, videos, lyrics, audio, downloads, and more

Honey, Where You Been So Long?

Honey, Where You Been So Long? - MP3 blog of pre-war blues

Dancetracks Digital

Dancetracks Digital - online store for album and individual track MP3 downloads from independent artists, compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and all MP3 players

Thursday, October 06, 2005

American Idol Underground

American Idol Underground is an online community where emerging artists get their music heard and fans discover new music.

As an artist, you get guaranteed airplay on one of American Idol Underground's genre-specific Internet radio stations, a place to connect with fans, and the chance to win a demo recording package and other awards.

As a fan, you get to hear the next big thing before it becomes the next big thing. More importantly, you get a real say in what music gets airplay. And if that's not enough, the most active and accurate music judges can also win prizes and awards


Fluctu8 is a web based aggregator. The goal of fluctu8 is to allow users to keep up to date with a range of different audio sources, be it music or talk radio, world wide. Fluctu8 maintains a list of content sources and periodically checks the sources for new sound file releases / content. It publishes new sound files / content from the sources, and information about the sources themselves through the fluctu8 interface and presents this information to site users

Final Nominations List: 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards

Final Nominations List: 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards - complete nominee list for the 6th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. Nominees include Bebe, Marc Anthony, Obie Bermúdez, Juanes, JD Natasha and Aleks Syntek

King Crimson

King Crimson - official site of the influential and innovative group King Crimson. Includes tour dates, releases, interviews, and more

Lewis Kaplan

Lewis Kaplan - official site of the international violinist, teacher, soloist, and aeolian chamber player, featuring information on upcoming performances and teaching assignments at the Juilliard School of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria - offering royalty-free music loops and sound effects for webmasters, game developers, and film makers

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Yewande CD Release Show

Yewande CD Release Show
The Temple Bar
1026 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
Wednesday, October 19th
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The Spill Canvas

The Spill Canvas - official site of the rock band The Spill Canvas. Includes news, tour dates, videos, and merchandise


Swords - six musicians filling every sonic void with two guitars, bass, two drum kits, occasional vocals, electric piano, accordion, violin, and some well placed electronic effects


Smashbox - art/jazz/rock fusion from Calgary. Includes clips, press, and tour info

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The KISS Podcast

The KISS Podcast - podcast showcasing rock and roll legends KISS. Includes tunes from every era of the band's history, live tracks, and covers by other artists

Monday, October 03, 2005

Eric Clapton offers his life story

Eric Clapton, hailed by many as the world's greatest living guitarist, may be about to land a chart-topping publishing deal worth at least 3.5m pounds. His agent is auctioning the worldwide rights to his life story to Britain's leading publishing houses and has given them until Wednesday to come up with the highest bid

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Fugees - official site from Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records for the Fugees. Features news, message boards, audio samples, and more

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Katrina Relief Concert

Survivors of Hurricane Katrina will get a day of pampering and entertainment, care of artists like Diddy, Jermaine Dupri and Gladys Knight. More than 2,000 survivors from local Atlanta Red Cross shelters will attend a Recycling Inspiration Weekend, sponsored by the Terrie Williams Agency, which will include a relief concert featuring Keith Sweat, Doug E. Fresh (Master of Ceremonies) and former BET "106 & Park" Host, A.J., salon and spa services, activities for children and free health risk assessments, including blood pressure screenings and wellness education. There will also be a Stay Strong "Group Therapy" session allowing survivors and friends to discuss their emotions over the past few weeks. There will also be fireworks for a grand finale. The event kicks off on Sunday, October 2 from noon to 8:00 pm at the Inspirational Estate (Freedom Drive), 2981 Mars Hill Road, NW, in Acworth, GA.


film - four piece alternative pop rock band from Athens, Greece, heavy on the bass guitar and female vocals, producing music with a motion picture soundtrack feel

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

The Devil and Daniel Johnston - documentary film by Jeff Feuerzeig that artfully melds current footage, vintage performances, home movies, and dozens of recorded audiotapes from Daniel Johnston's life

Jamie Lidell

Jamie Lidell - includes news, tour dates, and photos for the British performer Jamie Lidell, who mixes funk and soul with electronica