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Spotlight On Sony/PIAS Warehouse Fire: Hardly Art

Aug 17, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight On Sony/PIAS Warehouse Fire: Hardly Art

This week, we’re highlighting a handful of the many record labels who lost inventory in the Sony/PIAS warehouse that was destroyed by a fire during the recent London riots. Today, we’re taking a look at Hardly Art.

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Spotlight On Sony/PIAS Warehouse Fire: Indie Label Jagjaguwar

Aug 16, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight On Sony/PIAS Warehouse Fire: Indie Label Jagjaguwar

This week, we’re highlighting record labels who lost inventory in the Sony/PIAS warehouse, that was destroyed by a fire during the recent London riots. Today, we’re taking a look at Jagjaguwar.

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Spotlight: Help Labels Affected By Destroyed Sony/PIAS Warehouse

Aug 15, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli
Spotlight: Help Labels Affected By Destroyed Sony/PIAS Warehouse

On August 9th, 2011, the third day of rioting across England, a Sony/PIAS warehouse burned in the dark hours of the morning. Sony/PIAS is the largest music distributor for the UK and Ireland, servicing over 150 independent labels. The warehouse stocked these labels’ CDs and LPs, in some cases their entire catalogs, now all lost with the flames.

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Spotlight On Outside Lands: Bay Area Food & Wine

Aug 12, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli
Spotlight On Outside Lands: Bay Area Food & Wine

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival celebrates more than live music. Each year, festival goers are treated to some of the Bay Area’s finest in local food and California’s world-renowned wines. Respectively called Taste of the Bay Area and Wine Lands, the delectable side of Outside Lands means you can leave those packed lunches behind.

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Spotlight On Outside Lands: Indie Rock Highlights

Aug 11, 2011 6:20 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight On Outside Lands: Indie Rock Highlights

While San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival hosts a huge range of music this year–from folk and funk to hip-hop and electronic–it features has a particularly strong lineup of indie-rock bands. We’ve picked out some key highlights below–and some free downloads!

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Spotlight On Outside Lands: Hip-Hop, Funk and R&B

Aug 10, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight On Outside Lands: Hip-Hop, Funk and R&B

Muse, Phish, and Arcade Fire may be headliners at this year’s Outside Lands Festival, taking place this weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, but the festival’s not just about rock. Today we take a look at some of the hip-hop and R&B artists playing the annual three-day event.

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Outside Lands Spotlight: Electronica Line Up

Aug 9, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Outside Lands Spotlight: Electronica Line Up

This year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival features a wide array of music across numerous genres. Today we’ll take a look at the electronic artists who will be performing during the three-day event.

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Outside Lands 2011: Download A Free Festival Album Sampler All Week Long

Aug 8, 2011 6:00 AM by Phil Tortoroli
Outside Lands 2011: Download A Free Festival Album Sampler All Week Long

All this week grab free songs from some of the best acts performing at this year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, only at MP3.com.

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Spotlight on Lollapalooza: 2011 Mixtape

Aug 5, 2011 2:30 AM by cbssyndication
Spotlight on Lollapalooza: 2011 Mixtape

To wrap up our Spotlight on Lollapalooza series, we’ll leave you with this mixtape sampler by The Kickdrums

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Spotlight on Lollapalooza: Indie Pop Band Noah And The Whale Among The 2011 First Timers

Aug 4, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Spotlight on Lollapalooza: Indie Pop Band Noah And The Whale Among The 2011 First Timers

Lollapalooza has put together one of their strongest lineups ever for 2011, with many of their top level acts appearing at the festival for the first time.

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