Musicians Pledge To Boycott Amazon Events Over ICE Contract

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Amazon-Ice-protestThis December, Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computer and web hosting arm, will host Las Vegas’ Intersect Festival, the service’s first music festival. There’s no acknowledgement of Amazon’s involvment in the festival’s promotional materials. Last week, dance producer the Black Madonna, booked to perform at Intersect, reacted with outrage upon learning that Intersect … More »

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Launch The Art Of Process Podcast With First Guest Wyatt Cenac

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The-Art-Of-ProcessTed Leo and Aimee Mann are two great singers and songwriters who come from vastly different worlds. Mann was an MTV-feted new wave veteran around the time Leo was getting his first basement punk bands going. And yet, for years now, they have found common ground. Back in 2014, they formed a duo called the … More »

Braids, Japanese Breakfast, & More Condemn Company For Sexist “Pussy Melter” Guitar Pedal

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Braids’ Raphaelle Standell and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast are among the musicians who have openly criticized Danish company TC Electronic for the use of sexist language surrounding their “Pussy Melter” guitar products. The guitar pedal is a collaboration with Satchel, the guitarist for comedy metal band, Steel Panther (who have songs with … More »

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Announce Hearts Of Oak 15th Anniversary Tour

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On Feb. 11, 2003, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists released Hearts Of Oak, arguably the best album of Leo’s storied career — though with a discography that stacked, you could make a case for several releases as the best. Regardless of which Leo record is your fave, this one is an album fully worthy of … More »