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Case dropped in holdup of Kinks founder

Prosecutors have again dropped charges against a man accused of shooting Ray Davies during a holdup in the French Quarter, and for the same reason: Davies wasn’t in court. The lead singer and co-founder of The Kinks said prosecutors notified him only a few days earlier that trial was scheduled for Thursday. He just didn’t have time to get to New Orleans from London, he told The Times-Picayune. “I am very disappointed with the way this case has been handled,” Davies said Thursday. “I intend to pursue it further.” Davies was shot in the leg Jan. 4, 2004, when he… Read more »


Pure Noise Records Announces Stacked Cover Compilation

The Nashville-based punk rock label, Pure Noise Records has announced the second installment of their Dead Formats compilation albums. Dead Formats Vol. 2 will see many bands from the Pure Noise Records roster covering classic songs across the punk and rock genres. The album will drop on September 15th and holds an impressive fifteen tracks in total. So far, three tracks have dropped. This includes a cover of “Losing A Whole Year” originally by Third Eye Blind and performed by Knuckle Puck, “Come Dancing” originally by The Kinks and performed by Less Than Jake, and “Lithium” originally by Nirvana and… Read more »


Kailee Morgue is Stuck “In My Head” (And She Should be in Yours Too)

Look, every artist wants to say they are just like you. Even with their thousands of followers on Instagram and their crazy lifestyles, they are vulnerable and real. However, when you talk to Kailee Morgue for just a moment, you can see that she’s as real and relatable as it gets. When you really get to know her, you can then see that she’s just as natural and authentic. One of the things that make Morgue such an amazing, inspirational artist is that she holds a strong presence without needing to be incredibly extroverted or loud. She holds herself in… Read more »


Interview: Mark Rose and Bob Nanna of Downwrite

Downwrite is a new, innovative custom songwriting platform founded by Mark Rose and Bob Nanna. We spoke with them about bringing their idea to life, the amazing products its spawned so far, and how they intend to foster an entire community of songwriters.


Valencia bring holiday tour to a close in NYC

On December 19th in New York City, a few hundred fans forgot all of that and took the time to relax and witness some amazing bands. Appropriately decorated for the holidays, Highline Ballroom would become home to the “How Valencia Stole Christmas” tour for it’s last night.


Obama’s Secret Record Collection

When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private bowling alley – and a killer collection of classic LPs. Stored in the basement of the executive mansion is the official White House Record Library: several hundred LPs that include landmark albums in rock (Led Zeppelin IV, the Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed), punk (the Ramones’ Rocket to Russia, the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols), cult classics (Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica, the Flying Burrito Brothers’ The Gilded Palace of Sin) and disco. Not to mention… Read more »

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