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News Flashes 06.17.21: Black Writers Week at Roger Ebert, X Ambassadors New Music Video, Travie McCoy Signs To Hopeless and Drops New Single

[Bottom Left Clockwise: Photo by Thomas Falcone, Photo via RogerEbert.com, Photo by Nikolas Ray,Shadow Monster created by Mathematic] Today we’ve got Black Writers Week at RogerEbert.com, X Ambassadors release a new music video, and Travie McCoy announces signing to Hopeless Records and shares his new single. Black Writers Week at Roger Ebert This week RogerEbert.com kicked off their inaugural Black Writers Week featuring guest essays and virtual panels. Some of the participants include Shawn Edwards, Karen Horne, Erica Ford, Ytasha Womack, Tambay Obenson, Tananarive Due, and idobi’s very own Sherin Nicole! For the full list of contributors head here to… Read more »


The Mowgli’s announce November tour with X Ambassadors

Ever the busy group, The Mowgli’s will be hitting the road this winter on the “Random Acts of Kindness” tour with X Ambassadors and Royal Teeth, following their stint with Walk the Moon and Smallpools. You can find those dates here! 11/4 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory* 11/5 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cafe and Bar* 11/6 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom* 11/7 Atlanta, GA – The Loft* 11/12 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater 11/13 Washington, D.C. – Rock and Roll Hotel 11/14 Providence, RI – Lupo’s 11/15 Boston MA – Paradise Rock Club 11/16 Rochester NY – Water Street… Read more »


Paramore Named As 2024 Record Store Day Ambassadors

On February 10, Paramore announced that they have been named as Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024. “The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic. Indie record shops are some of the only spaces we’ve at that offer tangible, tactile experience of music discovery,” the band said in an Instagram post. “In this world that feels more disconnected and hostile than ever, it feels important to remain in touch (literally) with what inspires us, empowers us. or simply brings us joy. Thankfully, for all our sakes, there still survives among the chaos, the purity and radical simplicity of… Read more »


Panic! At The Disco ignite a frozen winter night in Minneapolis

The temperature outside the Skyway Theater the night of the Panic! At The Disco’s Minneapolis show was a frigid zero degrees with a wind chill plummeting into the negatives. But that didn’t stop the hardy concertgoers of the Upper Midwest from filing up the venue before the show even started – just in time for Brooklyn’s X Ambassadors and California’s The Colourist to ignite the frozen winter evening with a fire that didn’t die down until long after Panic!’s headlining set had ended.


Anti Social Camp Drops Second Wave Of Compilation Tracks

Anti Social Camp is entering its fourth year as a premier, yet totally free, songwriting camp in NYC. Now, the songs previously written by artists on the rise are being shared in the Anti Social Camp Vol. 1 compilation. The second wave of tracks is currently available ahead of the full 13-song release. Additionally, the full compilation arrives on March 20 via Amuse. Check out the full list of tracks below. “Anti Social Camp celebrates the age of collaboration in pop music,” said Danny Ross, Founder of Anti Social Camp and Berklee NYC professor. “Anti Social Camp Vol. 1 is our… Read more »

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