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Stages And Times Announced For Voodoo Music And Arts Experience 2013

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Voodoo Music and Arts Experience

The fourteenth annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is swiftly approaching and we can now reveal the day-by-day schedule of the event's exciting line-up.

The first day of the festival (Friday, November 1st) sees the main Ritual stage host the likes of BET award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at 7:15pm, just ahead of Pearl Jam's exciting headline spot, while Macclesfield trio The Virginmarys will be bringing in the earlier crowds around 3:45. The Le Plur stage will feature electronic producers Boys Noize and Calvin Harris at 6:15 and 7:30 respectively, while the soulful tones of Allen Stone and ZZ Ward will be resonating over on Flambeau. The Carnival stage will also have some interesting sounds emanating from it over the first day, with Nashville rock 'n' rollers Those Darlins appearing early on in the afternoon ahead of California 6-piece Youngblood Hawke and chiptune band Anamanaguchi closing the stage at 8:15.

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Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season

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Made In America Festival 2013

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.

Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.

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The Gaslight Anthem - 45

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem released brand new single '45' off their upcoming album 'Handwritten' out July 23rd 2012 on Mercury Records.

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Gaslight Anthem, Interview

Interview with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem

Having sold well over 400, 000 albums worldwide, The Gaslight Anthem are a band whose music is quickly becoming a household name. Over the summer the New Jersey four piece took to the studio to record their Fourth studio album 'Handwritten'. Vocalist Brian Fallon took some time out of his day to speak with us about their new album 'Handwritten', the new label, cheese burgers with 'The Boss' and most importantly of all, Brian's enduring love for New Kids On The Block.

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The Gaslight Anthem, American Slang Album Review

The Gaslight Anthem are one of the most interesting rock bands to creep out of the woodwork in the past few years, and their new album American Slang delivers more of the same pop hooks bristling with attitude that their previous albums have. However, American Slang looks set to break these guys right into the mainstream.

It certainly is risky being a band with the word 'Anthem' in your name. Many (me included) could see it as setting a precedent for the sound they create, and the potential for them to fall flat on their faces instead of being anthemic is huge. Luckily, American Slang offers 10 fantastic songs worthy of 'Anthem' status. It plays like a greatest hits album, albeit a very short one. Each song is perfectly crafted song a sing-along chorus, sometimes reaching even Springsteen-esque levels of epic. One such moment is album opener, standout and title track American Slang, kicking the album off in exactly the right direction.

The title track has some great layered vocals over the weaving and jagged guitar lines, which are just as much of a hook as the great vocal parts, in terms of melody and lyrics. It is one of the more rocky songs on the album, with power chords taking the place of more intricate melodies as showcased in the dark and atmospheric album closer We Did It When We Were Young, a song that flips The Gaslight Anthem blueprint on it's head but still maintaining the sing-along edge.

The album has an almost 'retro' sound to it, particularly evident in the guitar work on Stay Lucky and the production sound of the album. It is a good mix of modern pop punk with a sound from back in the past and it works to great effect, creating something that is perhaps timeless. This is shown again in The Queen of Lower Chelsea, a song that takes cues from The Police, but seems like a respectful homage as opposed to a blatant rip off.

Another of the more 'retro' songs on American Slang is The Diamond Church Street Choir. This is a much more laid back, almost swing/jazz song. It is playful and contains that trademark sing-along chorus and the fluid guitar work, which is an understated highlight throughout the album.

Put simply, I could go on for pages about how great this album is. There are ten great songs here, each offering something different but equally important to the album. At 34 minutes it is a little on the short side, but it feels like a perfectly formed cohesive piece of work. This deserves to light up the charts and get heard by millions.

Ben Walton


The Gaslight Anthem, The '59 Sound Single Review

Review of The Gaslight Anthem's single The 59 Sound.

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