Oct 26, 2017 |

Screaming Females had such a clear goal for their new album that it became almost a mantra: they wanted songs that were concise, crisp and melodic. That???s exactly what the New Jersey punk trio delivers on Rose Mountain, their sixth LP, due in February on Don Giovanni Records. The album is a milestone in a number of ways. Not only does Rose Mountain reflect a new approach to the band???s songwriting, the LP marks the first time Screaming Females have worked with an outside producer, and comes as the trio celebrates 10 years together. ???I???m very pleased and proud of us as a band for playing together for so long,??? says singer and guitarist Marissa Paternoster, who formed Screaming Females in 2005 with bassist Michael Abbate and drummer Jarrett Dougherty. Their longevity helped prompt the concise-crisp-melodic mantra for Rose Mountain. Although melody has always been a central part of the band???s music, the musicians have often layered them into massive thickets of interlocking sound on previous albums. They were ready to try something more streamlined with the 10 new songs on Rose Mountain. ???Our last three releases were dense musically,??? Dougherty says. ???This time, we tried to really hone in on what was important about the songs and get rid of what wasn???t important.??? The trio decided the vocal melodies were particularly important, and were careful to leave room for them while they were writing the new songs. ???Before we got to that point where we had a complete, complex, intricate thing instrumentally, we stopped and said, ???Let???s not finish this off, let???s let the vocals finish this off,?????? Dougherty says. The restraint they showed in writing the tunes didn???t affect the riveting intensity the band brought to playing them. You can hear it on ???Empty Head,??? the taut, lean album opener. It???s there in the interplay between serrated guitar and a buoyant bassline on ???Triumph,??? and in the airy verses that build into a tough, determined chorus on ???Wishing Well.??? Many of the songs on Rose Mountain deal with Paternoster???s ongoing battle with chronic mononucleosis, which became so severe in 2012 that the band went on hiatus from touring for nearly a year. ???I just could not get my act together,??? Paternoster says. ???We had to take time off, I couldn???t sleep, I wasn???t eating.??? Writing about the pain and uncertainty that accompanied her illness proved cathartic for Paternoster, who was already paying more attention to her lyrics than she did in the band???s earlier days. ???A lot of time it was just an afterthought, and I would just punch in whatever fit phonetically,??? she says. ???From playing hundreds of shows, I???ve realized that people do actually listen to the words. And if they???re going to take the time to listen to the words I???m singing, then I ought to take just as much time to write something that???s well thought-out.??? If leaving room for Paternoster???s vocal melodies was part of the band???s strategy for Rose Mountain, working with producer Matt Bayles was the other part. With a deeply rooted DIY streak, Screaming Females had self-produced their previous releases (with Steve Albini engineering their 2012 LP Ugly and the 2014 concert album Live at the Hideout) before overturning a long-standing, self-imposed rule and deciding it was time to bring in outside help. ???What???s the best way to challenge yourself as an artist? Do something you told yourself you???d never do,??? Dougherty says. Bayles is perhaps best known for his work on albums by heavy metal acts like Mastodon and the Sword, which helped make Screaming Females confident in their choice: they figured he would be right at home with a loud, raucous band. Bayles joined the group in New Jersey to offer advice on composition before the musicians spent a month recording the album with Bayles in Seattle. They delved more deeply than ever before into the intricacies of guitar tones and drum sounds, and experimented with subtle touches that you wouldn???t expect on a Screaming Females album: listen for the organ buried beneath the terse guitars on ???It???s Not Fair,??? or the eerie, distorted tack-piano that brings the title track home. ???It???s definitely the most eclectic record in terms of instrumentation and dynamics that we have done to date,??? Paternoster says. It???s a fitting way to celebrate 10 years together, a period that has taken the band from playing basement shows in their hometown of New Brunswick to touring with the likes of Dinosaur Jr., Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Garbage, who teamed with Screaming Females to record a cover of Patti Smith???s ???Because the Night.??? They???ve been featured on NPR and performed on Last Call With Carson Daly, building an audience without losing the focus and drive that inspired them in the first place. ???It???s pretty amazing that the three of us have been this committed this way,??? Dougherty says, and Paternoster agrees. ???At the end of the day, what we really try to do is challenge ourselves musically, so that the three of us remain interested in this project we love very much,??? she says. ???Hopefully we can continue to do so and make music for as long as it???s feasible for us to do so.??? Truewave // Punk band from Berkeley / Oakland, California.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors
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BNQT
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Smithfield
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Oct 24, 2017 |

Funk/Hip-hop/R&B Ass Shakin Music!! Band Members Jamie Ringholm - Keys Will Dowdy - Harps Evan Johnson - Bass JT - Drums Emsy Robinson Jr-Guitar... See More Dallas's one and only live improv Hip Hop band. Friday's Foolery was formed in the summer 2011 during a church rehearsal while playing around with a few Disney tunes and posting them on YouTube. From there, they formed their style with the motto "Creativity through Diversity".

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Oct 26, 2017 |

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase ???the Flock??? growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks... and they're loving every minute of it.

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Jack Ingram
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Oct 24, 2017 |

Since first emerging in 2009, JR JR have defined themselves by a commitment to making intelligent pop music. In order to do so, the pair -- Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott -- paint with an expansive palette balancing everything from indie and alternative to hip-hop and electronic music. They achieved that balance in a big way on their self-titled third full-length album, JR JR [Warner Bros. Records] which served as the culmination of their unique camaraderie and musical collaboration thus far. By the end of 2015, heavy praise from the likes of NPR, Paste, PopMatters, Billboard, The Daily Beast and more coupled with growing attention for their initial single 'Gone,' sparking the attention of a wide array of radio programmers and seeing the band performing on CONAN, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic and The Late Show with James Corden. Alongside critical success, the duo's music has also become the soundtrack of choice for many working in film & television as well, with tracks recently featured in HBO's Togetherness, trailers for Seth Rogen's Sausage Party, I Am Cait, Please Like Me, Grandfathered, iZombie, and trailers for Showtime Network. As they continue to tour widely and perform to sold out audiences their dedication to being both smart and accessible remains their guiding formula, with JR JR now at the dawn of their next chapter.

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Dallas Opera: Samson and Dalila
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Echosmith
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"Little Shop of Horrors": The Campy Sci-Fi Rock MusicalIt's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch. "Little Shop of Horrors" takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." You'll eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first.

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Oct 24, 2017 |

American gypsy punk band founded in 1999 in New York City.

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Born in Russia and raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Zedd began playing piano at age 4. ???Both my parents are musicians and from a very early age they encouraged me to make classical music,??? Zedd recalls. ???I kept up with that until I was about 12 when my brother and I started a rock band. From there I went in a more post-hardcore/ metal direction and really developed my sensibilities as a drummer ???so I was sort of constantly moving into different styles of music.??? Upon hearing Justice???s album ??? in his lateteens, Zedd was inspired to try his hand at electronic music and learn the art of production. By 2010 he???d won two Beatport remix contests and soon started drawing rave reviews for his remixes of tracks by the likes of Skrillex, The Black Eyed Peas, Fatboy Slim, and Lady Gaga. This theme of experimenting with different musical styles has remained a constant and proven successful for Zedd, who teamed up with Alessia Cara for his latestsingle ???Stay???and landed his first #1 at Top 40 Radio in the U.S. Heralded as a "bright and buoyant banger" by Entertainment Weekly and "super infectious and immediately likeable??? by Billboard, the certified platinum single (U.S.) has garnered over 620million streams digitally andreached the top 10 on Billboard???s Hot 100. Zedd also took to the stage with Alessia on the season finale of ???The Voice??? to perform ???Stay??? to an audience of over 9 million viewers. Zedd explains, ???I???m always working on bigger projects, but forthe moment this track isn???t necessarily part of anything bigger than just me making music. I???m trying not to look at genres, and the songs I???ve been working on are really all over the place ???from a complete chord progression to ???Stay??? to a song that I never would have done before. I just like to close my eyes and make the music that I want to hear.??? It is with this spirit of openness and inclusion that Zedd organized a fundraising concert with 100% of its profits benefitting the American Civil LibertiesUnion (ACLU). The concert, aptly named WELCOME!, was started as a call-to-action on Twitter in response to the immigration ban and resulted in a lineup including Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Daya, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Incubus, Machine Gun Kelly, Macklemore, Miguel, Mija, Skrillex, Tinashe and Zedd. These musicians span the spectrum of musical genres, emphasizing that everyone is welcome. The impetus behind the fundraiser is near to Zedd???s heart; Zedd confides, ???As an immigrant myself I feel the need to stand up against the tyranny that threatens our basic human rights. I'm thrilled to come together with all of these incredible artists to help raise money for the ACLU, an organization that works daily to defend and preserve the rights guaranteed to us by the constitution.??? Zedd released his debut album Clarity after signing with Interscope Records in 2012 ???the same year he found himself featured in the New York Times, who praised him as an EDM prodigy and noted that ???his talent is extraordinary.??? The albums??? title track shot to No. 2 on Top 40, nabbed a Grammy Award, and sold 2.6 million copies. Platinum follow-up hit ???Stay The Night??? (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore) racked up more than 400 million streams and won the 2014 MTV Clubland Video Music Award. For True Colors (2015), the follow-up to Clarity, Zedd made a point to limit his listening to artists from outside the realm of electronic music, such as Radiohead, Queen, and King Crimson. ???I get a lot of inspiration from artists who work in genres whose rules are very different from my own genre. It really helps me break down the boundaries of what can be done with things like song structure, melody, and rhythm.??? While each track on True Colors is indeed a world unto itself, complete with gorgeously crafted textures and mesmerizing rhythms, the album also bears a classically melodic sensibility that hints at the simplicity of its origins. ???For this album I wrote every song on piano, because I wanted the core of each one to have a timeless feel to it,??? says Zedd. The album was a resounding success, debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and in the Top 10 in eight countries worldwide. True Colors also earned Zedd a 2016 Billboard Music Award for ???Best Dance Album.??? Its lead single ???I Want You to Know??? (feat. Selena Gomez) spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard???s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and has been certified Platinum, while the second single, ???Beautiful Now??? (feat. Jon Bellion), has been certified Gold. In support of the album, Zedd hit the road for a 53-date global headlining tour, which included shows at New York City???s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles??? Staples Center. True Colors was launched with an ingenious series of fan-only events that brought the album???s central theme to life by connecting each song on the album with a specific color. ???I hear color in all the music I write and for this album, I wanted to really focus in on that concept and take it to a new level,??? says Zedd. Dubbed the #ZeddTrueColors campaign, the events included outings in Joshua Tree, Alcatraz, and the Grand Canyon. Fans were taken to these color coded locations, got to spend time with Zedd, and heard the new tracks before anyone else. For the finaleat the Empire State Building, Zedd took over for an acoustic performance of ???True Colors,??? accompanied by a majestic light show bathing the top of the building in ever-changing pulses of color. These events were captured in the True Colors documentary, which also explored the process behind the music through high-voltage performance footage and revealing interviews with Zedd, his family, and industry supporters. The film premiered at The Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2016, Zedd teamed up Aloe Blacc to create ???Candyman??? ???a modern reinterpretation of Sammy Davis Jr.???s 1972 classic ???The Candy Man??? that kicked off M&M???s 75th anniversary celebration, attracting over 40 million impressions nationally and selling 1.5 million copies. Over the summer, he followed up with ???Starving,??? the smash with Hailee Steinfeld and Grey that broke the top 10 on Top 40 radio and racked up over 240 million plays on Spotify alone in just four months. With the success of his collaborations like ???Clarity,??? ???Stay The Night,??? ???Starving,??? and most recently, ???Stay,???Zedd???s next single is sure to follow suit. While speakingwith Zane Lowe, Zedd confirmed his next single would be with Liam Payne and lends to a more urban sound for him that is sure to dominate the charts this summer.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies
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Bizzy Bone
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Formerly known as Chet Faker. Growing up on his dad's chillout compilations along with vocal albums from the jazz great Chet Baker, Australian electronica artist Nick Murphy combined the two and took the name Chet Faker when he launched his career with a downtempo cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity." Looking to avoid any confusion with the Australian singer of the same name, Murphy dubbed himself Chet Faker when he made "No Diggity" his first upload to the Internet in 2011. After the song became a viral hit, Murphy released his debut EP, Thinking in Textures, on the Opulent label in 2012. A year later he partnered with fellow Aussie Flume on the Lockjaw EP released on Future Classic, while 2014 saw the release of the slow and serene Built on Glass, his debut album for Downtown Records.

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Durand Jones and The Indications
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