music

Is Microsoft’s Zune Pass Too Expensive?

In an interview with Bloomberg, senior product manager for Zune Terry Farrell apparently hinted that Microsoft might lower the price of Zune Pass. There’s no direct quote in the interview from Farrell, so I’m skeptical of whether or not Farrell even hinted at it. The only direct quote from Farrell mentions how challenging the space …

OK Go Attempts to Become Even Awesomer, Play Underwater

You may or may not have seen this already, but let’s all just take a few moments to marvel at the kooky brilliance that is OK Go. At this year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, the band perhaps best known for their treadmill dance spectacular took their show underwater. Strapped up with snorkel gear, the guys fishbowled their heads …

The Daily Dose

Friday, May 21, 2010

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Meet the new cast of Scream 4: Though Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox are all set to reprise their roles during Wes Craven’s upcoming Scream 4, there is, of course, a fresh crop ready to die. Ashley Greene (Twilight) will play Sidney …

The Ting Tings Interview

Over the last couple of weekends Microsoft has thrown secret concerts in San Francisco and New York City to promote the recently launched KIN devices. On Saturday I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the three bands playing secret shows throughout NYC (a boat load of pictures are available here). I’d never really listened to

Apple

Lala Shuttering May 31, So What?

Word came down from the hilltop last week that lala.com would be closing up shop at the end of this month. The whole of the Internet and its gaggle of pundits were quick to jump on the ‘iTunes.com is coming!’ bandwagon. I, for one, thought the same thing. Why else would Apple have purchased lala in the first place? But now I’m not …

Exhibit B: Jay Electronica’s Beaterator track

You may only know him from “Exhibit A,” his featured song on Fight Night Round 4, but Jay Electronica’s been burning up the internets for at least the last two years. The N’Awlins native has been winning hearts and ears with a flurry of mixtapes and tracks that  showcase his clever flow and spiritually ambitious lyrics. It helps that …

They Might Be Giants Wax Scientific

They Might Be Giants have been making alternative rock music for over 20 years.  Perhaps best known for “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” their insanely catchy ode to a nightlight, and their popular cover of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” the band has been busy carving out a new niche in the world of children’s music.

Their latest release …

Forget the Beatles. The Rock Band Network Wants You

Ben Trokan sounds a bit mystified as he talks about the first few times he played Rock Band. “I was terrible at it,” he says with a laugh. “And I can actually play all those instruments too — even the drums!” Trokan is the lead singer of Robbers on High Street, a New York City-based indie band that’s about to record its third album. But …

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