Kenya Jones

“About as professional as a troupe of monkeys trying to play instruments.” Writer. Editor. Music enthusiast. (kAY-rock)

Gotye Continues Massive North American Tour Heading Into Fall

Australian-born viral internet and radio sensation Gotye has been on the road for most of this past Summer. The singer will continue his journey on through Fall into winter, ending up in Europe once done with his massive North American tour dates. Gotye’s album Making Mirrors is still at the top of the charts along with his extremely popular single “Somebody I Used To Know” and this tour really takes advantage of that success.

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Howl Griff Offer Full Stream of Fragile Diamond

Howl Griff’s new album Fragile Diamond is being touted as the best way to enjoy these last few gasps of Summertime as Fall rolls around the corner and comes for us all. We think it’s that and a bit more. It’s seems to represent more of a promise: that good, upbeat rock and roll doesn’t have to horde it’s thrills in the bright sunshine. It can permeate the darker, more muted moods of Fall even as the green turns to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.

Fragile Diamond is the very spirit of The Beach Boys or The Beatles with an edge to the romanticism of sunny days and clear blue skies embodied in gorgeous melodies and effective guitar riffs. It serves as a reminder that steady women with fragile hearts exist in the crisp winds of Autumn just as they exist in the warm breeze of Summer.

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Ben Folds Five, Fraggle Rock and The Nerdist Just Hit You With “Do It Anyway”

Ben Folds Five is back and at their nerdy best with the announcement that they have teamed up with The Nerdist crew and Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock gang to bring you a nostalgic explosion of geeked-out awesomeness.

Today saw the premiere of the bands’ video for “Do It Anyway,” the first track from their much anticipated album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music) due out tomorrow, September 18th.
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Skies Revolt Set to Release Fifth Edition of ‘Making Moves’ Vinyl Series

Following their recently released album Some Kind of Cosmonaut earlier this year (Jan 2012), alternative rock quartet The Skies Revolt will also be releasing their Making Moves 7-inch on October 23rd. It is the fifth in a series of releases featuring a few hand-picked bands for the special project headed up by members of Motion City Soundtrack. The Skies Revolt release will contain two single tracks on 7-inch vinyl, as well as a bonus track with the digital package.

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My Morning Jacket Announces New Tour Dates

My Morning Jacket will take the stage of the historic Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY for three consecutive nights in continuation of their Spontaneous Curation Series.  To keep with the spirit of the series, no songs will repeat for each of these performances.

In conjunction with each night of the show, every Capitol Theater ticket buyer will receive a complimentary download which will be delivered shortly after each performance. More info below.
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TAUK To Go On Fall Tour With Perpetual Groove

 

The NYC-based rock/fusion quartet TAUK will open for festival legends, Perpetual Groove on select dates of their Fall Fend For Your Life US tour. TAUK will join the tour with a one-off set in Richmond, VA on Sept 6th followed up by the band’s highly-anticipated return to their hometown jam/rock mecca, Brooklyn Bowl on September 21st and 22nd. More dates inside!

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New York’s CMJ Music Marathon 2012 Is Right Around the Corner

Hey now, it’s that time of year again! Fall is approaching, and with it comes some of the year’s most exciting events. Besides already being smack in the midst of New York Fashion Week, we are about to turn the corner and run head first into the city’s biggest and best music festival: CMJ Music Marathon 2012. Panels and an impressive roster of initial artists have already been announced!
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New York’s 4Knots Music Festival Was Literally On Fire!

[In case you missed it …] Saturday July 14th was Bastille Day. It was also the day that New York’s second annual free all ages 4Knots Festival presented by Village Voice took place on South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 … where it literally caught fire. That ladies and gentlemen, is how you throw a party! Read on for more details …

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Willie Garson Eats Cake In PERIODS. Films’ Latest Short ‘FOPS’

Making noise in the land of well produced internet shorts is the acclaimed comedy film series PERIODS., a collection of improv comedy bits primarily based on different eras in human history created and directed by Victor Quinaz.  With a special (and hilarious) guest appearance by White Collar’s Willie Garson, their latest short, awesomely entitled FOPS, represents the best three and a half minutes this gang of hooligans has come up with yet – just in time for Bastille Day this weekend. Keep reading if you like delicious cakes …

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New York’s 4Knots Music Fest Kicks Off Again This Saturday

The Village Voice, the nation’s largest alternative weekly newspaper, will kick off this year’s 4Knots Music Festival this Saturday. The eagerly anticipated line-up includes the bands Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, and Doldrums to name a few. The free, all ages, daytime event takes place on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 8:00 PM.  Click inside for more info …

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Lowlakes’ Self-Titled EP – Familiar, Yet Strikingly Evocative

Lowlakes have arrived, fostering the progression of alternative mood music in the tradition of ambient-pop landscapers Antony and the Johnsons, Sigur Ros, and only a handful of others in that loosely populated scene.

The Australian dreamers of dark melody are here to share their brand of subtly reflective song with the release of their self-titled EP. Take a listen to their premiere track “Song For Motion” and get a jump on the buzz …
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Daniel Radcliffe Reveals What Scares Him About The Woman In Black

 

Recently ACED sat down and had a quick chat with Daniel Radcliffe, the 22 year-old star of the upcoming Hammer horror film The Woman In Black (due out this Friday February 3rd). He had a lot to say about the legacy of Hammer films and what makes this particular one unique to that legacy. He even let us in on which moments in the film genuinely scared the crap out of him. Read on to find out …
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