Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Song Saturday: Shake it out with “I Found You”

The Alabama Shakes—a four-piece soul-rock band from Athens, Ala.—are currently playing a free gig at New York’s Lakeside Lounge. The gig was in response to selling out two shows in the city earlier this week.  The band garnered national attention after their CMJ Music Marathon appearance in New York City this October. A lot of […]

Other Voices music festival in Ireland celebrates 10 years

The big news in music festivals for 2011 was the 10th anniversary of Bonnaroo. But, another music festival also celebrated 10 years this past weekend—the Other Voices music festival in Ireland. Trade in the hippies and sun-soaked Tennessee farmland of Bonnaroo for fishermen, a 200-year-old church and a small Irish village that juts out into […]

New Song Saturday: Parting ways with “Leaves Fall” Get More: Mansions on the Moon, MTV Shows Atlanta band Mansions on the Moon formed a little over a year ago. They have collaborated with N*E*R*D, Diplo, DJ Benzi and Chiddy Bang’s Xaphoon Jones. “Leaves Fall” is a single from their upcoming EP Lightyears. Read about the 80s-influenced, slightly melancholic serenade at MTV’s Buzzworthery […]

Grammy nominations announced: Kanye leads, Bon Iver surprises, Dubstep breaks through

Nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night. Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations, but his album My Beautifully Dark Twisted Fantasy failed to score a slot in the Album of the Year category. The album did receive a nomination for Best Rap Album. His song “All of the Lights” […]