Jul 31, 2010 Record Label
Psycho Realm is a Chicano hip hop group started in 1989 by brothers Jacken (Joaquin Gonzalez) and Big Duke (Gustavo Gonzalez) from the Downtown, Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. The first recorded Psycho Realm song, “Scandalous”, was released on the soundtrack of the film Mi Vida Loca in 1993. That same year B-Real of the rap group Cypress Hill saw Psycho Realm performing at Olvera Street for an End Barrio Warfare concert. Their performance inspired B-Real to the point that he wanted to join the group. With this time period being the height of Cypress Hill’s career anything Cypress Hill related would get major publicity. In 1997 Sony released the first Psycho Realm album, labeled as an addition to the Cypress Hill Family by the sticker placed on the CD case. Due to conflicts with the record label the Gonzalez brothers left Sony as Jacken explains, “the machine was just trying to censor me / Didn’t do it for Sony so they ended up releasing me / Independent, no longer locked down for an infinity / So my vicinity stays true to my identity.” The brothers then went on to form Sick Symphonies, their own record label, which lacked the big budget for promotion and distribution in chain stores along with group member B-Real, who was stuck on his contract with Sony for Cypress Hill.
Jul 31, 2010 Columbia Records
NCCo stops charging council for records
New Castle County Executive Chris Coons’ administration has abandoned a temporary policy of charging County Council members for county documents and will let council regulate itself.
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Jul 31, 2010 Atlantic Records
Album Info: Released March 11, 1970 Recorded July – December, 1969 at Wally Heider’s Studio C, San Francisco and Wally Heider’s Studio III, Los Angeles Genre Rock, folk rock Length 36:24 Label Atlantic Records Producer Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu was the first album Crosby, Stills & Nash released after adding Neil Young to the group, and was greatly anticipated after the popularity of the first CSN album and Young’s albums. Stills estimates that the album took around 800 hours of studio time to record; this figure may be exaggerated, even though the individual tracks display meticulous attention to detail. The songs, except for “Woodstock”, were recorded as individual sessions by each member, with each contributing whatever was needed that could be agreed upon. Young does not appear on all of the tracks, and drummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Greg Reeves are credited on the cover with their names in slightly smaller typeface. Jerry Garcia plays pedal steel on “Teach Your Children” and John Sebastian plays mouth-harp on the title track. Song Info: Released March 11, 1970 Recorded 1969 Genre Folk rock, Pop Length 2:59 Label Atlantic Records Writer Graham Nash Composer Graham Nash Producer Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “Our House” is a song written by British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, most famously recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on their 1970 album Déjà Vu. It reached #30 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song refers to Nash’s brief affair with Joni …
Jul 29, 2010 Record Label
Less Than Jake interview JR the saxophone player from the band Less Than Jake sat down this past weekend in Philadelphia and spoke to me about their new album GNV FLA. Their new album is named after the airport abbreviation codes for Gainesville, Florida. JR talks about the business side of the band and their new record label. Less Than Jake jumped to and from major labels over the last decade and finally decided to start their own record label and hold onto control of all music, merchandise, and live shows. The interview runs just under thirty minutes, but the points he talks about are very important for anyone who is in an independent band. Less Than Jake have been together doing their music for over fifteen years, and expect to see them for at least another fifteen to come! The video includes live performances of Does The Lion City Still Roar, Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts, and All My Best Friend Are Metalheads. For more information visit: www.LessThanJake.com ___ From Wikipedia Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida. Originally formed in 1992 as a power pop trio, the band evolved into a hybrid of third-wave ska and punk pop, with added elements of modern rock and even metal. To date, the group has released seven original full-length albums and a number of singles and compilations. The current lineup comprises guitarist/vocalist Chris Demakes, bassist/vocalist Roger Manganelli, drummer/lyricist Vinnie Fiorello, trombonist Buddy …
Jul 29, 2010 Columbia Records
Maxwell performing Pretty Wings at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. (C) 2010 National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. Under license to Columbia Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
Jul 29, 2010 Atlantic Records
Five Tar Heels, one each from Duke, State named preseason All-ACC
North Carolina had the most All-ACC 1st team selections on defense with five.
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Jul 27, 2010 Universal Records
Theme parks dash to oblige the rich
The economy could be teetering on the edge of a double-dip recession, and theme parks are still tossing discounts at reluctant travelers.
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Jul 27, 2010 Record Label
For more episodes of Rehearsal Space, weallmakemusic.com Alain Macklovitch aka A-Trak began his music career in Montreal at the age of 13. Influenced by his older brother David (of the band Chromeo), he began scratching records on his father’s turntable. Before long, his DJ battles became the stuff of legend, culminating in A-Trak winning the DMC World Championship when he was just 15 years old. Since then he’s accumulated numerous awards and has found success both as a DJ and a producer. In this episode of Rehearsal Space, A-Trak discusses the pros and cons of being Kanye West’s tour DJ and the appeal of combining hip hop and club music. He also explains how Apple’s Logic Studio gives him the control and the tools he needs to create music at home. Despite all of his successes, A-Trak doesn’t look backwards. He’s too busy working on his debut album, running his record label Fool’s Gold, producing tracks for Kid Sister, and planning what’s next.