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Indie Spotlight: JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD

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From News, posted 10.05.17 Described by Stereogum as a “punk-minded roots rocker,” Jessica Lea Mayfield recently released Sorry Is Gone, her highly anticipated fourth studio album, produced by John Agnello (known for his work with Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth). NPR’s Tom Moon described how the singer/songwriter has evolved since her last album, Make… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Violent Soho

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From News, posted 4.08.10 After kicking around Brisbane for the last 5 years, Violent Soho (guitarist James Tidswell, vocalist/guitarist Luke Boerdam, drummer Michael Richards, and bassist Luke Henery) took the world by surprise with their self-funded, self-released debut LP We Don’t Belong Here. The lads packed their bags at the end of 2008 and… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Dominate Mojo’s “100 Records That Changed The World”

From News, posted 7.03.07 Mojo, the prominent and influential British music magazine, has selected a list of “100 Records That Changed The World” in their June issue.. The list is described as “The most influential and inspirational recordings ever made, they changed music – the way it was… Read more...


B.B. King, Sonic Youth Added to Library of Congress List

From News, posted 4.17.06 The Library of Congress has announced the fourth annual selection of 50 sound recordings to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. The news conference, held April 11 in Washington, D.C., featured a wide variety of outstanding spoken and musical recordings that span the years 1903… Read more...


David Bowie Continues Pushing the Envelope

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.11.04 There’s a delightful irony in the fact that David Bowie’s most recent album is called Reality . After all, he’s the artist who came to fame in the early 1970s as the master of many musical guises such as Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and The Thin… Read more...


Laurel Parton Joins BMI

From News, posted 1.14.04 Los Angeles native Laurel Parton, frontwoman and songwriter for Nashville-based garage-punk outfit Trauma Team, has joined BMI for performing rights representation. Drawing comparisons to Sonic Youth, The Pretenders, The Fall and The Who, Trauma Team's self-titled debut has been completed and will be released March 2004.… Read more...


Sonic Youth Rocks in Hollywood

From News, posted 8.28.03 BMI band Sonic Youth headlined the recent Don't Knock The Rock Film and Music Festival in Los Angeles with a show at the El Rey Theater on August 17. The seminal New York art-punk band is featured in Dave Markey's dreamy experimental homage to… Read more...


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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.02 On their 16th album, Murray Street, seminal New York art-punks Sonic Youth deliver some of their most distinctive music to date, striking an artful balance between the band's trademark excursions and conventional verse/chorus song structure. The album is also the band's first as a quintet, with influential indie composer/musician/producer Jim… Read more...