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Devo, Descendents, Anti-Flag, Bouncing Souls playing NXNE 2011 Festival in Toronto


North By Northeast (NXNE) announces the second wave of bands for the 17th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 13-19, 2011. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com.
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The Village Voice to launch 4Knots Music Festival on July 16th 2011


Running between every borough of New York City and culminating near the South Street Seaport, the East River runs at a speed of 4 knots. The Seaport and Pier 17 have a rich and diverse history as profound to New York City as Wall Street, Central Park or even Times Square. Historically, the lower portion of the East River has been one of the busiest and most important channels in the world. Beginning this summer, there will be a new reason for people to flock to the area, ironically which was once also known as the banks of the Sound River.
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The Grownup Noise – “This Time With Feeling”


Record Label: Self-Released
Genre: Indie Rock
Band Link: www.thegrownupnoise.com

There are bands where you can just leave their music on, and go about your day. The Grownup Noise seems like one of those bands. Melodic and pop, indie rock music, that makes you feel good. Their new album is worth listening to. Why? Because I said so.
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Coolie Ranx, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Good Charlotte and others playing Festival for Humanity in Vernon, NJ


The brand new 4-day music and art festival at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey taking place over Memorial Day Weekend called the Festival for Humanity have announced Good Charlotte as one of the headliners for Saturday, May 28th! John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours have also been added for Sunday, May 29th. Other headliners include: Third Eye Blind, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Sister Hazel, Cracker, Soul Asylum, Rebbie Jackson (sister of Michael Jackson) and many more! The festival has been created and aims to benefit charities of suicide prevention, health and nutrition. Early Bird Tickets are currently offered at half face value only through April 1st. For tickets and more information, please go to: www.festivalforhumanity.com.
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Noah and the Whale announce tour dates for May & June


The London band Noah and the Whale will be hitting the road on a full tour across the U.S. beginning on May 24 in San Diego. The tour will include stops at major markets including Los Angeles and New York City, as well as an appearance at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington state. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, March 25. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.
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16th annual Gathering of the Vibes Festival announces initial lineup


Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier summer music festival, announces initial lineup including: FURTHUR featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane’s Addiction, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, moe., The Levon Helm Band, John Butler Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Taj Mahal Trio, The Rhythm Devils with Keller Williams, Steve Kimock and Reed Mathis, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Toots & The Maytals, Dark Star Orchestra, Ryan Montbleau Band, David Gans, Assembly of Dust, The McLovins, King for a Day and Bridgeport’s own Deep Banana Blackout. The New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, and others to headline the Late Night Stage.
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Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show announce ‘Railroad Revival Tour’


This April, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show will embark on a tour unlike any in recent memory. Traveling exclusively in vintage railcars, the three bands will journey across the American Southwest over the course of a week. The aptly titled Railroad Revival Tour will feature the three bands playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route, beginning April 21st in Oakland, California. This sounds like a great tour, and jealous of the South and the West for getting to see this. Maybe if it’s a success they will try to do this over on the East Coast?
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Music Video: Great Lake Swimmers – “The Chorus In The Underground”


Great Lake Swimmers return to the States for eight shows in Austin, TX during the SXSW Music Conference, as well as a one-off show in New Orleans on March 14. In anticipation of these new live dates, GLS has revealed a new video for the track “Chorus In The Underground” from their Juno-nominated album Lost Channels.
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Broken Bells’ Meyrin Fields EP on March 29th 2011


James Mercer and Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse, collectively known as Broken Bells, will issue a four-song EP titled Meyrin Fields on March 29, 2011. The EP features the previously unreleased tracks “Windows” and “Heartless Empire,” as well as “An Easy Life” and the title track. Meyrin Fields will be available a little over a year from the March 2010 release of Broken Bells’ Grammy-nominated self-titled debut, and will be issued in vinyl, CD, softpack and digital formats.
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Arcade Fire announce Spring US tour


Who is Arcade Fire?? The Montreal “indie” rock band have announced a full US tour dates for April. After the upset at the Grammys, the band will play in cities like Phoenix, Vegas, Chicago, Memphis, Dallas and a few other cities. They will also be playing at Coachella, but good luck trying to get tickets for it since it’s sold out already. See the full list of dates below:
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Florence + The Machine announce Summer 2011 tour dates


Florence + The Machine’s success in the United States seems to have no intention of slowing down. After performing at last night’s 2011 Grammy Awards as well as the Oscars and Elton John’s annual Oscar party on February 27th, Florence Welch and her very talented Machine are pleased to announce shows this summer in the United States. She’ll be headlining venues across the country, as well as garnering a prestigious opening slot for U2 at select dates. See all tour dates below.
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Music Video: Band Of Horses – “Out in Nature” (Yo Gabba Gabba)


Rolling Stone has posted a video from the acid tripping surreal Nickelodeon show Yo Gabba Gabba, featuring Band of Horses. The indie rock band perform a peppy little ditty called “Out in Nature.” I’m sure they wrote this while smoking on some nature too haha. The episode will also feature appearances by the Decemberists, Biz Markie and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer.
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