Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jessie J Giveaway

If you haven't already, make sure you enter for a chance to win a signed Sennheiser microphone and new album, Who You Are, from Jessie J. Enter HERE

Check out the video below to see Jessie J rocking out in the NYC subway station.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

College Pick of the Week

A big thank you to KSUB Radio at Seattle University for helping AE to curate the music you hear in-stores. We’re digging their selections, especially “Get Away” from London indie rockers Yuck.

Video Wednesday: Theophilus London

"Why Even Try" is the lead single off Brooklyn rapper, songwriter and producer Theophilus London's debut EP, Lovers Holiday and features additional vocals from Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lady Gaga Flash Mob

Check out the Lady Gaga flash mob that took place yesterday in an NYC subway station. These little monsters are really rocking out and working the crowd.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Music: Foster The People

Foster The People's debut album Torches is available now in the U.S. via StarTime International/Columbia Records. The album is available on iTunes for a special price of $7.99 and includes the bonus track "Broken Jaw". iTunes has also selected "Helena Beat" as this week's Single Of The Week (http://bit.ly/mDDETZ). Following Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, the band will do an in-store performance tomorrow, May 24th, at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA. The band will also be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, May 25th.

The band will be back on the road after their successful sold out spring tour in support of Torches starting next week. Please see below for full list of dates.

5/30 George, WA - Sasquatch ** SOLD OUT

5/31 Vancouver, BC - Venue ** SOLD OUT

6/1 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ** SOLD OUT

6/2 Sacramento, CA - Harlows ** SOLD OUT

6/3 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (KJEE radio show)

6/4 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amp (KROQ Weenie Roast) ** SOLD OUT

6/5 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amp (Live 105 show)

6/7 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

6/8 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ** SOLD OUT

6/10 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck

6 /11 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line ** SOLD OUT

6/12 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ** SOLD OUT

6/13 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop ** SOLD OUT

6/14 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall ** SOLD OUT

6/16 Boston, MA - House of Blues

6/17 Montreal, QC - Club Lambi

6/18 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club * SOLD OUT

6/20 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ** SOLD OUT

6/21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ** SOLD OUT

6/22 Washington DC - 9:30 Club ** SOLD OUT

6/24 Madrid, Spain - D Code Festival

6/26 Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury

6/28 Philadelphia, PA - TLA

6/29 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge

6/30 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade ** SOLD OUT

7/1 Houston TX - Warehouse Live

7/2 Austin, TX - Emos ** SOLD OUT

7/3 Dallas, TX - The Loft ** SOLD OUT

7/5 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress

7/6 San Diego, CA - House of Blues

7/7 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey ** SOLD OUT

7/8 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey ** SOLD OUT

7/23 Perth, AU - On the Bright Side

7/27 Melbourne, AU - Hi Far Bar & Ballroom

7/29 Sydney, AU - the Metro

7/30 Woodford, QLD - Splendour in the Grass

8/5 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

8/7 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

8/8 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls

8/11 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park

8/12 San Francisco, CA - Outside lands

Monday, May 23, 2011

MP3 Monday: Born Ruffians

Toronto’s Born Ruffians and Warp Records are pleased to announce their second album, Say It, due out June 1st. If Born Ruffians’ 2008 debut album Red Yellow and Blue was the result of a talented and precocious gang of freshmen, their 2010 follow-up, Say It, would be the project they left school to finish — a declaration that they’re smart and ambitious enough to make it on their own, and furthermore, that they’re in it for the long haul.

Taking two weeks to record the album, the band finds itself teaming up again with producer Rusty Santos. The Ruffians and co. holed up at Mississauga’s Metalworks studio and loosed the reins on their ambitions, experimenting with Minimoogs and saxophones before eventually scaling much of it back in the mixing process.

The result is a very mature album, further amplifying the band’s unique voice and sound, ready to take them as far as they want to go.

Download “Little Garcon” from Red Yellow and Blue HERE.

Tour Dates

May 28: Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

June 03: Los Angeles, CA - Echo (All Ages)

June 04: San Francisco, CA, - Rickshaw Stop (All Ages)

June 06: Portland, OR- Holocene (21+)

June 07: Seattle, WA - The Vera Project (All Ages)

June 08: Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall

June 09: Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret

June 11: Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room

June 12: Calgary, AB - Republik,

June 13: Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's

June 14: Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre

June 15: Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club (21+)

June 16: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (18+)

June 17: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern (All Ages)

June 18: Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House

June 19: New York, NY - Santos Partyhouse

June 20: Allston, MA, USA - Great Scott (18+)

June 23: Montreal, QC - Il Motore

June 24: Ottawa, ON - Mavericks

June 25: Peterborough, ON - Red Dog