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Protest Songs – Steve Cooke

Protest Songs – Steve Cooke

Nov 4, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin

Protest music has strong ties to tradition and national identity. It works as a tool to unite people and does so by identifying common traits among them.  Steve Cooke, though he is originally from the UK has an uncanny knack for creating music that gets to the roots of American identity.  

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Protest Songs – Jeff Magnum

Protest Songs – Jeff Magnum

Nov 3, 2011 3:39 PM by Will Durkin

While Radiohead wound up being a no-show, many musicians have performed at the Occupy Wall Street protest to support the cause.  Among them is the famously reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Magnum.

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RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 2 Featuring Foster the People, Wavves, The Roots, Lana del Ray and More!

RCRD LBL Essentials Vol. 2 Featuring Foster the People, Wavves, The Roots, Lana del Ray and More!

Nov 3, 2011 12:01 AM by Will Durkin

For Volume 2 of our RCRD LBL Essentials Playlist we bring you a range of some of the hottest music out there. From indie rock, to hip hop to electro, we've got you covered.

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Songs of Political Unrest

Songs of Political Unrest

Nov 1, 2011 10:51 AM by Will Durkin

The new decade of the 21st century has so far been remarkable for the overwhelming amount of protests occurring across the world. Brought on by a near collapse of the global economy and information-sharing powers of the internet, the protests taken the form of revolutions in Africa and the Middle East, riots in England, and Occupy Wall Street in the United States. Every movement needs an anthem and Occupy Wall Street has seen some high profile musicians make appearances to lend their support. This week we'll take a look at those artists and hook you up with some free downloads of protest songs.

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Top Quality and Affordable Subwoofers

Top Quality and Affordable Subwoofers

Oct 28, 2011 2:45 PM by Will Durkin

One of the real pleasures of listening to a good sound system is hearing (and feeling) real detail in the low end frequencies. Most entry level systems lack the capability to create good bass, but MonoPrice has released two models that could be game changers for those on a budget that still want good sound.

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Halloween Party Playlist

Halloween Party Playlist

Oct 27, 2011 2:30 PM by Will Durkin

The great thing about Halloween is that it's a holiday for adults as well as kids.  Some would even probably argue that it's more fun as an adult, Halloween parties are always some of the best of the year.  To get you ready for this weekend we've put together a playlist of some Halloween appropriate party songs.

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RCRD LBL Essentials On MP3.com Kicks Off With Mix Featuring Chromeo, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon

RCRD LBL Essentials On MP3.com Kicks Off With Mix Featuring Chromeo, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon

Oct 27, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin

MP3.com and RCRD LBL - two like-minded online music institutions - have joined forces bring you a playlist of some of today's hottest music. Check out our brand new playlist mixer and listen to new music by Katy B, Mark Ronson & the Business Intl., Chromeo, Class Actress, The Field and others!

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CMJ Paper Gardens Interviews

CMJ Paper Gardens Interviews

Oct 26, 2011 7:03 PM by Will Durkin

This past week, Last.fm Discover and MP3.com caught up with a few of the artists participating in the Paper Gardens Showcase at the Livingroom bar in the Lower East Side.  Click through to hear Pree, Tall Ships, Dad Rocks! and The City and the Horses talk about their music and what it's like to come play at CMJ.

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Label of the Week: Dead Oceans

Label of the Week: Dead Oceans

Oct 25, 2011 3:25 AM by Nick Calafato

Despite having a relatively small roster, Dead Oceans boast an impressive array of talent ranging from folk to indie rock and experimental. They were formed in 2007 and are proud of "Fostering a diverse stable of sound-creators".

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CMJ 2011: Deli Showcase at Pianos

CMJ 2011: Deli Showcase at Pianos

Oct 21, 2011 4:27 PM by Will Durkin

Last night at Pianos bar in New York's Lower East Side, Deli magazine put together a great CMJ showcase. The theme of the night was good ol' fashioned rock n' roll with bands like The Ill Fits, Caveman and The Stepkids.

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