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antiMusic reports: Which of these terms does not belong: Disney, Miley Cyrus, Ice Cream Cart, Stripper Pole, Televised Teen Awards Show? One of these has caused another sexually charged controvery for teen star Miley Cyrus.
Billboard reports: Three days after her performance of new single "Party in the U.S.A." at the Teen Choice Awards, Miley Cyrus is still facing controversy over the risquι number, which featured a prominent pole and some questionable dance moves.
The sixteen-year-old singer emerged onstage wearing a tank top, hip-hugging shorts and boots and at one point straddled what resembled a stripper pole protruding from an ice cream cart. Fans immediately took to the Internet to debate over whether Cyrus' performance was inappropriate for her age and young fanbase, while Disney Channel, the home to Cyrus' "Hannah Montana" show, seemed eager to avoid being linked to the controversy.
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PR reports: MTV has announced that JAY-Z and Lady Gaga will join the list of VMAs performers that includes Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse.
Critically acclaimed artist Jay-Z, a "Best Male Video" and "Best Hip Hop" nominee for "D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)," will hit the stage to perform a song from his [overused cliche removed] upcoming album The Blueprint 3.
Lady Gaga, known for her over the top live performances and fashion forward style is sure to bring the crowd to their feet with a single from her multi-platinum debut album, The Fame.
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Submitted News reports: One of the world's legendary clubland hotspots, Montreal's STEREO will reopen its doors once again this Labor Day Weekend, from Thursday 3rd September Monday 7th September, announcing an extravaganza of festivities over a five day affair. Grammy Award winners Sharam from Deep Dish, and Roger Sanchez will join the star studded line-up along with Angel Moraes amongst others.
The Stereo team has worked diligently around the clock for the past eight months, on the new face of Stereo, after a fire in July 2008. Keeping true to the essence of "a club for the people" maintaining its original history and architectural shape, as well as upgrading and adding finesse to its sound-system and interior decor. Upgrades include a new live staged format for live bands of all genres with seating, creating a modern yet intimate feel. Stereo will also be eco friendly being a "full green club" using re-purified water and recycling methods; where party people can make their mark on the dancefloor, not on the environment.
With this in mind, you can expect to see a revitalized nightlife for Montreal, kick starting this Labor Day weekend with the re-birth of Stereo; where once again DJ royalty may play to a crowd with no boundaries; regardless of color, age, or sexuality it's the ultimate DJ's playground. Looking back on this history of Stereo, international DJ and Grammy Award Winner, David Morales who previously owned Stereo for six years, was renowned for his 16 hour sets at Stereo "La Vie en Stereo". More on Stereo - Stereo CDs - Stereo" >Stereo Tour Dates/Tickets
On Thursday 3rd September, one of the original pioneers of Stereo, Angel Moraes will grace the decks for the opening night, to pay tribute to the legendary nightclub that he built 11 years ago. Moraes plans to play a 'Stereo anthology' showcasing all the musical highlights from those memorable Stereo nights, as well as some new gems! There will only be 800 exclusive invites issued for this night so you have been warned!
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PR reports: Sean "Diddy" Combs and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett team up to search for the next big name in music with "P. Diddy's StarMaker." The new ten-episode one-hour series will bring together the most respected names in music and feature industry power players hand-selected by Diddy to teach, test, coach, and ultimately create the world's next global music superstar.
Pete Wentz, Lady Gaga, Nicole Scherzinger and Kelly Rowland will make special appearances throughout the series to help Diddy and his team of experts judge the talent. Hosted by Kimberly Caldwell, the series will kick-off with a special 90-minute premiere on August 16, from 10:00PM-11:30 PM directly following MTV's hit "America's Best Dance Crew."
Each week, contestants will showcase their talents to some of the top names in the music industry as they vie for the ultimate prize: an exclusive recording contract from Bad Boy Records and a career launch supervised by Diddy. [even his show ideas are unoriginal] From performing in front of an audience each week to handling photo shoots and paparazzi, Diddy will push these contestants with a variety of challenging tasks.
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PR reports: On Tuesday August 11th, John Hampson of Nine Days (#1 hit "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)") officially releases his Shiny New Album to the masses on iTunes.
As the first track of the album suggests, the hit songwriter from Long Island NY, has spent the last few months "On The Road" performing a selection of tunes from his brand new solo album, "Shiny New Album" (New Line/Pop Core/Dirty Poet).
The shows consist of songs from his new release such as; "When We Were 22", "Good Time For A Mistake", "Stella", plus a true highlight, "How Much"; his current single, which has been garnering regular airplay at stations such as: UR CHR KFMI (Eureka, CA), UR HOT KLTZ (Glassgow, MT), UR HOT KLAN (Glassgow, MT), RR-I CHR (KZII Lubbock, TX) and more.
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US / THEM reports: The Happy Hollows have announced the release of their debut full length in October. The album, Spells is a culmination of their work with producer and former Mighty Lemon Drops guitarist David Newton (The Little Ones, The Blood Arm), who also produced the group's 2008 EP Imaginary.
The young group's infectious and irreverent noise-pop has earned considerable following up and down the west coast, with their energetic and charismatic performances.
Vocalist/guitarist Sarah Negahdari wields ominous riffs and finger-tapped arpeggios while singing with a cherubic-yet-mischievous grin. Meanwhile, the agile rhythm section of Charles Mahoney (bass/vocals) and Chris Hernandez (drums/vocals) vault and lunge with precision.
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Big Hassle reports: Downtown Records is thrilled to announce the recent signing of New York City artist Lissy Trullie. This October 20th, Downtown will release her critically acclaimed debut Self-Taught Learner with a mix of four new and previously unreleased compositions.
The month before, movie goers taking in Diablo Cody's (Juno) latest film "Jennifer's Body" (Out September 18th) will also hear Lissy Trullie's compelling cover of the Hot Chip song "Ready For The Floor" as part of the films original motion picture soundtrack, in stores August 25th.
As well as playing planned dates in the UK, France, and CMJ in New York, later this year Lissy Trullie will enter the studio with producer Bernard Butler to begin work on her full-length debut, which will be released on Downtown in early 2010.
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Decca reports: Fresh from a sold-out tour with Lady Gaga, rising UK troubadour Gary Go is making his mark in the US after scoring the coveted "Single of the Week" spot at iTunes this week. "Wonderful", the first single from his self-titled debut album can be downloaded for FREE with the full album available for purchase as well exclusively at iTunes. This comes one month prior to the physical album release of September 15th (Decca).
Gary Go will also perform on his iPhone and Mac (as well as traditional instruments) at Apple's NYC SoHo store this Sunday, August 16th at 2:00pm with an audience Q & A to follow.
Go, who describes his music as "anthemic, epic, sharp pop with honest words," wrote many tracks for his first album using software downloaded to the iPhone. On his "GO Phone," he recreated piano, guitars, drums, and a horn section to make the album demo using a virtual four-track recording studio. He then went on to perform several songs on his iPhone at Wembley Stadium to a crowd of 70K people.
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Filter reports: With his sophomore release, Future Sons & Daughters, digitally out this week via FILTER US Recordings, LA singer-songwriter AM has released the video for his first single "Grand Opinion".
Directed by Blake West, the video finds AM playing tour guide through a dreamy and color saturated Los Angeles. Fulfill your laid back illusions of summer and check out the video here: More on AM - AM CDs - AM" >AM Tour Dates/Tickets
Fusing intelligent lyrics, undeniable pop sensibilities and sparse, psychedelic grooves, Future Sons & Daughters strikes a balance between the classic and the modern.
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PR reports: Modernboys Moderngirls (MBMG) are officially releasing their debut album, I Might As Well Break It on September 15, 2009. The album was self-produced by singer, songwriter and guitarist Akira Alemany and mixed by Ryan Mills (Born Ruffians, Most Serene Republic).
In 2008, the band printed an early cut of the album so they could book summer festivals and have something to put on their merch table at shows. This official release features additional recordings, 3 new songs, and has been re-mixed and re-mastered to prepare the album for an international release.
The record will be released independently by the band, and distributed by Fontana North. It will be available in stores across Canada and digitally across North America.
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PR reports: It's been four years since Miguel Migs released the critically acclaimed Get Salted compilation on his own Salted Records. A lot's happened since the landmark release Migs wrote and recorded an album (Those Things), released a remix album (Those Things Remixed) put together a new live act and toured with his band Petalpusher, continued to tour all over the world full time as a DJ, worked on his label, and of course, there's his beloved '67 Chrysler Newport convertible and other life things to take care of, too. With Salted's catalogue growing at a rapid pace there's now a wealth of great material to share with the fans - leading us to the August 25 release of Get Salted Volume 2.
In an industry overly saturated with diluted compilations containing dance music hits, Migs digs a little deeper, never having been one to chase the "latest sound" or obsess over what's popular at the moment. Instead he stays true to his original musical passion maintaining and creating a stylistically soulful yet diversely inspired vibe. Keeping it real he delivers an underground electronic experience oozing futuristic disco, dubbed out techy funk and atmospheric melodies for your listening pleasure. Get Salted Volume 2 shows off Migs' technically seamless transitions, while he blends a choice selection of underground soulful edged deep house dance grooves, including some unreleased exclusives, that evoke a true booty shaking energy whilest still capturing a deeper emotional response
Get Salted Volume 2 is the perfect CD for a day at the beach, at night at your house party or in the car driving. Miguel Migs "So Far" (Yogi and Husky Deep Wash Dub Edit) brings the vibe in gently with slow synths and a soothing vibe while Nathan G "88 Keys To Love" picks it up with some classic house piano stabs. The space disco of Roberto De Carlo feat. Colin Corvez "You Are The One For Me (Miguel Migs Salted Dub)" is contrasted by the 90's Hip-House sound of Dutchican Soul "Get On Down" (Unreleased Dub Edit) and then again by the jazzy tech house of Dirty Culture "No Matter How." Swingin' soulful grooves are shared by Jay-J with Charlene Moore "Love Alive (Dub)" and Fred Everything feat. Tortured Soul "Lying To You" (Fred Everything Dub) before Migs brings in a little R&B flavor with his own unreleased dub of "Sometime (feat Tim Fuller.)" You get the point by now, don't cha? It's a soul/R&B/House/disco party mix that works equally well on large sound systems and little earbuds.
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Red Light reports: Acclaimed Irish singer Lisa Hannigan, whose debut album, Sea Sew, was recently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, will support David Gray on his upcoming North American tour, which launches on October 23rd in Boston.
Released by ATO Records in the U.S. and on Hannigan's own Hoop Recordings in Ireland and the U.K. Earlier this year, Hannigan played sold-out shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and numerous other cities on her first headlining tour of the States, which culminated with three appearances at SXSW. She also performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Colbert Report."
Sea Sew was recorded in 14 days at a Dublin studio by Hannigan and a talented group of friends - Tom Osander (drums), Shane Fitzsimons (double bass), Donagh Molloy (trumpet, melodica and glockenspiel), Gavin Glass (piano), Lucy Wilkins (violin) and Vyvienne Long (cello). An album of elegant chamber pop arrangements and deceptively gentle folk-rock melodies, its songs have been heard on Los Angeles radio station KCRW and in episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "Brothers & Sisters," "90210," "Ghost Whisperer" and "One Tree Hill."
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Adrenaline reports: La Coka Nostra' just finished up an extremely successful run on this year's incarnation of the "Rock the Bells Festival", which featured: Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley; The Roots, Common, Big Boi, KRS-One, Reflectional Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek), M.O.P. and many others.
During one of the stops of the tour, LCN met up with their old friend and legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock. Pete Rock and members of LCN go way back to the House of Pain days. Pete Rock actually produced a remix of the House of Pain hit "Jump Around"
Check out the video of their meeting at the "Rock the Bells Festival" where LCN and Pete Rock plot the possibility of performing both versions of "Jump Around" live on stage.
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