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4 items from 2014


Making Time: Another Ricky D Mix Tape

16 July 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Making a good mix tape takes some skill. Making a great mix tape is a work of art. In order to make a great mix you need to listen to a wide range of artists. You also need to consider the audience. In other words, who are you making the mix for? It’s always smart to select music that you are guaranteed meets the tastes of the listener, but it also good to experiment and include some tracks that they may have never heard otherwise. Creating a message with the mix is also a plus, and I personally love to add tons of movie clips as an added bonus. There has to be a specific flow as well. Pacing is essential in creating a mood (or moods), but you don’t want any of the juxtapositions to be too jarring. And as with any form of editing, you need »

- Ricky

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Jessica Simpson, Fiance Eric Johnson Try to Touch Tongues: Picture

30 April 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Just because they're parents doesn't mean they can't let loose! Jessica Simpson shared a playful snap with her fiancé Eric Johnson on Tuesday, April 29 via Instagram. In the picture, the former NFL star, 34, cupped his future bride's cheek as he pressed his face against hers with his tongue out.  Simpson, who likewise stuck her tongue out while posing in sunglasses, captioned the picture, "Big hands I know you're the one," referencing the footballer's giant mitts and lyrics from the Violent Femmes' 1983 song "Blister in [...] »

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Nine Inch Nails, OutKast and more to headline 2014 Pemberton Festival

9 April 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

British Columbia’s Pemberton Music Festival is back with an all-star lineup, including Nine Inch Nails, OutKast, deadmau5, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Check out the full lineup below. The festival returns after being on hiatus since 2008. Organizers Huka Entertainment said it’ll continue to add artists to the Pemberton lineup in the coming weeks. The already-massive bill boasts Modest Mouse, TV on the Radio, the Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Grimes, Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, Violent Femmes, Tyler the Creator, ScHoolboy Q, Dinosaur Jr. and the New Pornographers.  Pemberton’s comedy lineup includes Bob Saget, Trailer Park Boys, Lisa Lampanelli, Norm McDonald, Jim Breuer, Hannibal Buress and Tom Green. The three-day festival takes place July 18– 20 at Pemberton Valley in British Columbia. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 am Pst. Here’s the complete 2014 Pemberton Festival lineup: Nine Inch Nails Outkast Deadmau5 Soundgarden Frank Ocean Kendrick Lamar Metric »

- Whitney Phaneuf

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Beyond Fright: Harley Poe’s “I’m A Killer” & “Ouija”

6 April 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

In 2000, a friend of mine had a compilation that had quite a few tracks from punk rock, hardcore and various other genres on it, all from the Tooth & Nail Records label. Only a couple of the bands really stood out to me, one of which called themselves ‘Calibretto 13′. Sounding like punk rock version of Violent Femmes, Calibretto was very refreshing and for being a christian band, they had a really unique sound to them. In getting married soon after, having a kid, getting divorced, getting remarried, and having two more kids, I obviously lost track of a lot of that kind of stuff, and had just figured that the band went the way that so many other indie label bands went..into obscurity.

Fast forward to a couple of months ago, when my good friend (and Icons writer) Natty told me about one of her favorite ‘newer’ bands called ‘Harley »

- Jerry Smith

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