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Portugal. The Man at SXSW

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Portland, Oregon-based band Portugal. The Man took their psychedelic pop rock sound to IFC’s Crossroads House at the 2011 SXSW Music Festival.  Peep one of their shows below …

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Airborne Toxic Event Posts New Video for “Changing”

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Airborne Toxic Event has posted the new music video for “Changing” from April 26′s upcoming album All at Once. The video features special guests and jaw-dropping dance crew the Strikers All-Stars.

The video was  directed by Jon Danovic, who also directed their documentary DVD All I Ever Wanted: Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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The Transplants Perform on Conan

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The Transplants dropped by Conan on Monday night to  perform “Saturday Night” off Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s new solo album Give the Drummer Some. The appearance featured Barker (obviously) behind the drums, Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong on guitar and vocals, Skinhead Rob on more vocals and legendary DJ Mix Master Mike.

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Soundgarden Set to Start Recording New Album

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Chris Cornell confirmed to Spin magazine that Soundgarden will begin recording their first new album in 15 years next week in Seattle.

The Soundgarden singer also told Spin that the band does not have a set schedule or pre-determined finish line.

“We’re putting the music first,” Cornell explained. “The process of writing, recording, and being creative together is the most important thing, not meeting a deadline.”

After a 13-year hiatus, Soundgarden reunited in the spring of 2010 to play a few secret gigs before a very public outing at Lollapalooza. Watch footage from that festival appearance below.

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Civet Releases Love & War

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L.A. rockers Civet, led by provactive sisters Liza Graves and Suzi Carmichael, have released new studio album Love & War.

“Recording the new record was very liberating; we knew what we wanted and went for it,” says Graves. “Our choruses are bigger and badder than the last record, coupled with blazing guitar solos and raw vocals everyone has come to love; that combination of Motörhead grit and ‘77 raw power.”

After extensively touring  Europe, Japan and North America over the last few years with acts such as Flogging Molly, H20, The Adicts, Dropkick Murphys, The Pogues and on the Vans Warped Tour, Civet had influences from all across the musical spectrum to pull from.

The final product features 14 daring and unapologetic tracks about relationships gone wrong, shattered dreams and their journey to where they are today. With a matured sense of reality, the girls dug deeper than ever before and translated their experiences over the past few years into soul wrenching lyrics and choruses on the new album.

“On this record, Suzi and I not only found our voice, but we rediscovered our punk rock ‘n’ roll roots,” says Graves.

Armed with Graves’ trademark deep raspy vocals and Carmichael’s incendiary lead guitars, Civet bare their teeth on songs like the brash party anthem, “L.A. Nights” and the angst fueled “Summer of Hate,” and sink their claws into fans with feverous deploy on one of the band’s best written albums yet.

Order your copy today.


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