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Spotlight On Nirvana: The “Nevermind” 20th Anniversary

Sep 19, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Spotlight On Nirvana: The “Nevermind” 20th Anniversary

Does the name Nirvana ring a bell? We sure hope so. And if your brain’s really in gear, you’ll remember this week (September 27th, 2011) Nirvana‘s Nevermind will officially turn 20. To commemorate this momentous occasion, this whole week we’re going to feature free MP3s from Seattle’s grunge scene, as well as several special guest playlists on such topics as favorite Nirvana songs.

‘Nevermind’ plus free MP3s!

Spotlight On Austin City Limits: Wrap Up

Sep 16, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight On Austin City Limits: Wrap Up

With things kicking off today all over Austin’s Zilker Park, today wraps up our preview of the Austin City Limits Festival. That in mind, we leave you with a wrap up of everything that’s going on this weekend.

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Spotlight on Austin City Limits: The Antlers

Sep 15, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight on Austin City Limits: The Antlers

The city of Austin has the reputation of being the main hotspot for indie rock in Southwest and as a result Austin City Limits is one of the premier festivals to check out the latest hot indie acts.

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Spotlight on Austin City Limits: Bobby Long

Sep 14, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight on Austin City Limits: Bobby Long

Austin City Limits first existed as a showcase for all different sorts of Texan music, so what would an Austin City Limits Spotlight be without some rootsy folk music? Today we’re featuring an ENTIRE Last.fm Discover Studio Session of the talented folk troubadour Bobby Long.

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Spotlight on Austin City Limits: Fitz & the Tantrums

Sep 13, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight on Austin City Limits: Fitz & the Tantrums

The Austin City Limits Festival is, of course, first and foremost about great live music, and so with that in mind we bring you an MP3.com first – a live session recording of ACL 2011 performers Fitz & the Tantrum‘s throwback soul rocker, “MoneyGrabber.”

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Spotlight on Austin City Limits Festival: Mariachi El Bronx

Sep 12, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight on Austin City Limits Festival: Mariachi El Bronx

Over the past nine years, the Austin City Limits Festival has become renown for bringing a wide range of music and activities to the Austin’s Zilker Park.  The Festival has grown from being a celebration of Texas style music, to incorporating acts from across the full spectrum of music – ACL 2011 includes jazz, rock, country, folk, hip hop and electronic music acts. Exemplifying this is the inclusion of a band like Mariachi El Bronx in the line up.

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Spotlight On Life Is Good Festival: Performing Artists, Part 2

Sep 9, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli
Spotlight On Life Is Good Festival: Performing Artists, Part 2

Billed as a “two-day celebration of music and optimism,” the Life is Good Festival marries an impressive line-up of rock and alt-country acts with goodwill hospitality and fundraising. Taking place in Canton, MA, during the weekend of September 24th, the Life is Good Festival will feature three stages, interactive arts activities, and games and activities for families of all ages. 100% of the festival’s profits will go towards the Life Is Good Playmakers, and organization that helps kids overcome life-threatening challenges such as violence, illness, and extreme poverty.

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Spotlight On Life Is Good Festival: Performing Artists, Part 1

Sep 8, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli
Spotlight On Life Is Good Festival: Performing Artists, Part 1

Billed as a “two-day celebration of music and optimism,” the Life is Good Festival marries an impressive line-up of rock and alt-country acts with goodwill hospitality and fundraising. Taking place in Canton, MA, during the weekend of September 24th, the Life is Good Festival will feature three stages, interactive arts activities, and games and activities for families of all ages. 100% of the festival’s profits will go towards the Life Is Good Playmakers, and organization that helps kids overcome life-threatening challenges such as violence, illness, and extreme poverty.

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Spotlight On Life Is Good Festival

Sep 6, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli
Spotlight On Life Is Good Festival

Billed as a “two-day celebration of music and optimism,” the Life is Good Festival marries an impressive line-up of rock and alt-country acts with goodwill hospitality and fundraising. Taking place in Canton, MA, during the weekend of September 24th, the Life is Good Festival will feature three stages, interactive arts activities, and games and activities for families of all ages. 100% of the festival’s profits will go towards the Life Is Good Playmakers, and organization that helps kids overcome life-threatening challenges such as violence, illness, and extreme poverty.

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Bumbershoot 2011: Raise Your Hands If You Like Hip-Hop!

Sep 1, 2011 6:00 AM by Anngie
Bumbershoot 2011: Raise Your Hands If You Like Hip-Hop!

Is that a yes? If we caught your attention up until here, then we’ve got some great free music for you to check out. A couple days back we highlighted Bumbershoot’s soul and roots lineup. This year’s hip-hop roster is just as impressive. Not only does it include Big Boi and Wiz Khalifa, but emerging talent as well. Champagne Champagne anyone?

Free Bumbershoot MP3s