Buffalo Sunn, The Sound of Visit Dublin Campaign, Teams with Grammy Winning Producer Joe Chiccarelli for Idle Man Release

Having found an enthusiastic audience for their full-length debut By The Ocean By The Sea on tours of the US, Asia, Germany, and Ireland, and at festivals and conferences such as SXSW, CMJ, and MUSEXPO, the band are hard at work building on their successes and expanding their exposure.

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All Saints, Sister Sledge, and Phil Rudd (AC/DC) to Headline SpringFest, Scotland's Newest Music Festival

Edinburgh is set to welcome one of the most exciting music festivals in Scotland for 2017. SpringFest, an indoor festival with four stages, ten zones, and numerous covered spaces, takes place on the bank holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May at the Corn Exchange. 

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Prince William, Kate and Business Mogul Renzo Rossi Partner with CharityStars.com, The U.K.’s Leading Charitable Foundation, To Raise Funds, Awareness

With a little less than 72 hours available to bid on Prince William and Kate's Range Rover, CharityStars.com has introduced their newest campaign with Business Mogul Renzo Rossi raising funds for earthquake ravaged Italy.

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HL London: New Tunes from The Vellas, Three Dimensional Tanx, Partisan, Hands off Gretel, featuring Lauren Tate

From Blue Soap here's a selection of our rock releases covering every genre from psych and indie to grunge. Your support is always hugely appreciated, so as ever please do drop me a line if you'd like to interview or feature any of our artists and I'll make arrangements.

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HL London: New Music from the London Underground

I'm away for a week from tomorrow, still working but from a beach rather than the office. I'm not sure whether I'll have access to a signal reliable enough to send music to you over the next seven days, so I'm sending everything now, please digest it all at your leisure! 

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Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts Plays Host to an Exciting Spring Line-Up

The 2ube is a weekly live music show that takes place on Friday evenings in LIPA Cafe where some of the most exciting bands from Liverpool's diverse music scene have been appearing. Every few weeks these live shows are streamed to an online global audience - the next live stream happens on March 20th when you're invited to embed the YouTube feed on your website.  

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FW London: House of Holland and Metail Partner To Create A Fully Immersive Online Fashion Week Experience

British brand House of Holland is once again working with local fashion technology company, Metail, to create an immersive catwalk experience, and inviting fashionista’s everywhere to participate in London's Autumn Winter 15 Fashion Week collection as it is shown live on the catwalk.

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HL London: February 2UBE Travels Inside Liverpool's Music Scene

For the last few weeks we've devoted Friday to sending you music from artists who'll be playing at Liverpool's new music showcase The 2Ube and this week we're continuing with the current single from Frances.  'A Million Lines' is taken from her latest EP 'Grow'; it's deceptively simple, emotive record from an artist that the industry is keeping a very close eye on.

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HL London: The Extraordinary Faerground Accidents Release New Single “She Makes Me Want to Die”

Signed to John Robb's Louder Than War Records, Faerground Accidents recently swept into my life, a parade of badly applied lipstick, gold cloaks, silver body paint and wine drunk straight from the bottle - and they've brought with them one of the most exciting new singles I've heard in ages!  

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HL London: The New Southern Electrikk, Featured on Five Continents, Drops New Sounds February

Sometimes a record explodes after just one press release, and that seems to be the case with The New Southern Electrikk and their new single 'Brown Eyes'.  The track will be released along with B-side 'Theme to The New Southern Electrikk' an instrumental, as strong as the A release, that motivates with a classic beat and nice acoustics.

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  • Philippine Devastation Apocalyptic; 10,000 Feared Dead

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    Typhoon Haiyan, packing winds up to 315k/195mph began its death march at 9:45pm Thursday slamming into the Philippine nation cutting a swath of indescribable devastation and leaving widespread destruction and ruin in its wake.

     
  • Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger Review – Explosive, Stunning, Powerful

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    "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger," from Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films, presents a haunting account of DOJ corruption that enabled the most notorious mobster in recent history to rule South Boston for more than three decades.

     
  • La Crise d'Adolescence de l'Union Européenne

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    Annoncée comme un cataclysme, la sortie de la Grande-Bretagne de l'Union européenne est peut-être l'occasion rêvée de repenser l'Europe et de renouer avec ses origines sans occulter l'idée que ce Brexit traduit aussi une forme de crise de croissance de l'Europe politique.  

  • Eleven Dead in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting; Four Officers, Two Others Injured

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    At least eleven guests at a baby naming ceremony at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood are dead after a lone gunman entered the building shouting "All Jews must die" and opened fire.

     
  • Beltway Insider: 8K Dead, World Sends Aid to Nepal; Lynch Approved; ISIS Offensive; Morsi Sentenced

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    President Obama called for complete disclosure to members of the media regarding the killing of two citizens, one American and one Italian, held captive by Al-Qaeda terrorists during a counterterror strike in January authorized by his office.

     
  • GOP Endures Hell Week

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    Republicans are licking their wounds as hell week continues to burn through their strongholds after twin scandals erupt and a bland rebuttal to an unexciting State of the Union address fails to ignite the conservative fires.

     
  • Op/Ed: The Chicken or the Egg - and the Rooster

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    Children who grow up on a farm learn the "facts of life" at an early age, such as the observation in an old song: "They're laying eggs now/ Just like they used ter/ Ever since that rooster/ Came into our yard."

     
  • London/NY/LA Theatre: The Play That Goes Wrong Review – Uproarious, Laugh Out Loud Funny

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    The Play that Goes Wrong, the Broadway and West End smash hit, presents an award-winning comedy as The Cornley Polytechnic Drama society stages a 1920's murder mystery, and lives the adage the show must go on!

     
  • MIFF Announces Special Screening on Federico Fellini

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    The 42nd Moscow International Film Festival announces a special screening of "In the Shot - Federico Fellini" a unique documentary chronicling the director's life, along with other rare moments, and the restored film, "Interview."

     
  • Boy Erased Review - Exceptional Character Driven Performances Drive this Religious Drama

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    Boy Erased, from Focus Features, presents the true story of a Pentecostal preacher and his son, whom after discovering he is gay presents to him the option of attending conversion therapy or leaving his family forever.

     
  • Newtown Massacre Remembered Four Years Later

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    Sandy Hook Elementary school, the scene of one of the nation’s worst mass shootings in history, paused today taking fifteen minutes beginning at 9:30am until 9:45am to reflect, on the tragedy that stuck this hamlet four years ago.

     
  • Paris Fashion Week: Rani Zakhem Couture, Fall/Winter 2018-2019 – Dazzling, Flamboyant, Sensual

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    The Rani Zakhem Couture Fall Winter 2018-2019 collection is a vibrant, sparkling tribute to the combating and combative woman, Amazone of all jungles and terribly "Glamazonian", fatally seductive when, like a warrior goddess, she appears in her crystal armor.

     
  • SONY Pictures Entertainment Pulls The Interview

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    Sony Pictures Entertainment has decided to scrap all plans for distribution of the James Franco Seth Rogan comedy slated for a Christmas Day release due to unsubstantiated terror threats allegedly made by a North Korean government loyalist.

     
  • No Ordinary Vacation: Live “The Suite Life” At Capella Pedregal

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    Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the ultra-luxury vacation haven for Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities alike is adding a special twist to their already breathtaking suites with specially crafted themes for those looking to turn a normal vacation into a “Suite Life” experience.  
  • Cal Phil Chorale Joins Heralded Maestro Victor Vener And His World-Class Orchestra For First Of Spectacular Five Concert Summer Series

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    Maestro Victor Vener and the acclaimed California Philharmonic present what promises to be another awe-inspiring summer series of concerts, mixing stage and sound, at the iconic music destination the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.