Happy Halloween– Arcade Fire Share 21-Minute Horror Film ‘Festi’

Arcade Fire Share 21-Minute Horror Film Festi, Featuring Peter Gabriel, The National, James Murphy, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Garfield, MoreThe entire band stars in the mini-movie, along with a number of noteworthy figures: James Murphy, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Garfield, and the National, as well as others.  This is very bizarre and creepy. Enjoy

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First-Ever County Music Festival Set For New York City

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Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment recently announced that they will launch the first-ever country music festival in New York City. FarmBorough is set to take place on Randall’s Island June 26-28, 2015 and will feature Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley at the top of the all-star line up.

The first additional artists to be announced for the three-day festival include Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, The Cadillac Three and Dwight Yoakam with more to be revealed over the coming weeks. . For more information and pricing information, visit: farmboroughfestival.com.

“We’ve been dreaming about bringing a country festival to New York for a long time, and we feel like the time is right now. We have the perfect partner in Founders and the perfect location on Randall’s Island to really bring fans and artists something special,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “New York City is a global destination. Country fans from all over the world can come to the city and take advantage of all it has to offer, while enjoying three days of the best country music acts too.”

“We’re thrilled to bring our hometown of New York City its first-ever Country music festival. This has been many years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch FarmBorough in June,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “Brian O’Connell and his team at Live Nation are the ideal partners for this venture, and together we form a festival dream team. With Governors Ball, and now FarmBorough, New York City is host to premier, world class, music festivals.”

The 1975 reveal new song ‘Medicine’, taken from BBC Radio 1’s alternative ‘Drive’ soundtrack

The 1975 have unveiled their addition to BBC Radio 1’s rescoring of the cult movie Drive.

Many artists have come together to build a new soundtrack to the 2011 Ryan Gosling film. Other artists include Chvrches, Jon Hopkins,Bastille, Baauer, Banks, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and ZCC (Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil).

The 1975’s song is titled ‘Medicine’ and can be heard below.

This Day in Music History — October 31

1962 : Monster Mash: It was 1962 when what is still the most famous Halloween song of all time was introduced. Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s vocals were his impression of Boris Karloff, known for his role as Frankenstein’s monster.

1975 : Southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band headline a fundraising concert for Presidential nominee Jimmy Carter.

1993 : Rapper Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta. Police said the 22-year-old rapper got into an argument with the two police officers from suburban Atlanta. They said one of the officers pulled a gun and Shakur then fired at the officers.

2001 : Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, Britney, Britney Spears’ tour kicks off in Washington, D.C.

2011 : 17-year-old Justin Bieber is hit with a paternity suit from 20-year-old Mariah Yeater, who claims the singer knocked her up in a Staples Center bathroom. The suit is later dropped, but Bieber takes a paternity test anyway to prove he is not the father.

25 Reasons A Dixie Chicks Reunion Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

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25. It’s been over eight long years since the release of their last album, the Grammy-award-winning, double-platinum, Taking The Long Way.

It's been over eight long years since the release of their last album, the Grammy-award-winning, double-platinum, Taking The Long Way .

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24. And country music is starting to feel like one big brofest.
23. We felt the burn when their 2013 “Long Time Gone” reunion tour stopped in Canada, Ireland, England, Sweden, Norway and Denmark…. but not the United States :’-(
We felt the burn when their 2013 "Long Time Gone" reunion tour stopped in Canada, Ireland, England, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.... but not the United States :'-(

Can’t we all make nice yet?

22. Natalie Maines just keeps getting more fierce.
Natalie Maines just keeps getting more fierce.
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I mean, check out this haircut.

21. And remember how ***flawless their early-00s award show style was?

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20. Sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison’s Court Yard Hounds side project is excellent… but it’s just not the same without Natalie Maines.

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19. And Natalie Maines’ great 2013 solo album Mother would’ve been even better with harmonies from the ladies.

And Natalie Maines' great 2013 solo album Mother would've been even better with harmonies from the ladies.

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18. THE HARMONIES. OH, THE HARMONIES.
17. The Dixie Chicks were proudly feminist before it was cool.

The Dixie Chicks were proudly feminist before it was cool.

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16.Not Ready To Make Nice” is an anthem for the #SorryNotSorry generation.
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15. And “Wide Open Spaces” should be mandatory listening for all young women everywhere.
14.Goodbye Earl” is a glorious revenge fantasy for your inner “misandrist.”

Also, the music video stars a pre-30 Rock Jane Krakowski. So, bonus points.

13. But, seriously, they weren’t scared to make waves and refused to back down when they did.

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Time Inc.

12. Did we mention that Natalie Maines’ voice is big and strong and soft and sweet and everything in between?
11. And radio could use approximately 300% more of Martie Maguire’s expert fiddling.

And radio could use approximately 300% more of Martie Maguire's expert fiddling.

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10. Related: how much do you miss Emily Robison’s dobro and banjo skills?

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9. The Chicks were never afraid to embrace their inner drama queens.
8. They achieved the impossible with “Landside”: a Stevie Nicks cover that’s as good as the original.

Go ahead and click play on this one right now.

7. In fact, every cover they’ve ever done is excellent.
6. Remember when they high-tailed it out of their triple wedding in the music video for “Ready To Run”? Good times.
5. “I Hope” is the best Bruce Springsteen song the Boss had nothing to do with.
4. The documentary Shut Up & Sing is due for a follow-up.

The documentary Shut Up & Sing is due for a follow-up.

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3. Not enough couples use “Lullaby” as their wedding song.
2. Home is a perfect album and there will be no argument on this point.

Home is a perfect album and there will be no argument on this point.

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1. Ladies, we miss you! America needs the Dixie Chicks now more than ever.

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Eric Clapton Honors Jack Bruce with a New Song

Eric Clapton is a legend. Earlier this week, Clapton posted a new song on his facebook page in memory of his former Cream bandmate, Jack Bruce. Bruce passed away over the weekend from liver disease. In another Facebook post, Clapton called Bruce “a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me.” Listen to the instrumental song below.

#TBT Number 1s on This Day — October 30

1951– Tony Bennett – Cold Cold Heart

1967– Lulu – To Sir with Love

1971– Rod Stewart – Maggie May

1982– Men at Work – Who Can It Be Now

1987– Michael Jackson – Bad

1990– Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

1996– Los Del Rio – Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

2003– Beyonce feat. Sean Paul – Baby Boy

2010– Far East Movement feat. The Cataracs and Dev – Like a G6

2012– Maroon 5 – One More Night

Study: Sad Songs Actually Make Sad People Feel Better

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A bad break-up and sad music go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but why?

According to scientists, depressing songs actually help people who are down in the dumps feel better.

In new research published in the journal PLOS One, researchers gathered data from over 700 people using an online survey.

Apparently, survey participants who were more empathetic but had lower emotional stability were more likely to appreciate sad music. And surprisingly, participants reported that nostalgia was the number one emotion evoked by listening to weepy songs – not sadness.

Furthermore, some of the emotions that survey respondents reported feeling when listening to sad songs included “partially positive” ones like nostalgia, transcendence, wonder and peacefulness. That multi-faceted emotional response might actually make sad music more appealing.

“Listening to sad music can lead to beneficial emotional effects such as regulation of negative emotion and mood as well as consolation,” the researchers say. “Such beneficial emotional effects constitute the prime motivations for engaging with sad music in everyday life.”

“Music-evoked sadness can be appreciated not only as an aesthetic abstract reward, but also plays a role in well-being, by providing consolation as well as by regulating negative moods and emotions,” they conclude.

To read the entire study, click here.

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