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  • Futures League’s ‘Don’t Be A Drag’ a welcome blast from the past

    Futures League’s ‘Don’t Be A Drag’ a welcome blast from the past

    Even though the names and faces have changed, there’s something instantly recognizable about The Futures League’s recently released EP, Don’t Be A Drag – like a weathered flannel shirt that has gotten more comfortable with age. But there’s certainly nothing contemptible about the album’s familiar...
  • Nicki Minaj twerks out the jungle and Drake in 'Anaconda' music video

    Nicki Minaj twerks out the jungle and Drake in 'Anaconda' music video

    Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj premiered the music video for her single "Anaconda" on Tuesday (Aug. 19). In the jungle, she twerks aplenty with some female dancers before giving label-mate Drake a lap dance. "Anaconda" is the latest single from Minaj's upcoming album The Pink Print. It follows the...
  • Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' could become her second no. 1 single on Billboard

    Taylor Swift's 'Shake it Off' could become her second no. 1 single on Billboard

    Now full-time pop star Taylor Swift premiered the new single "Shake it Off" on Monday (Aug. 18). Her feel-good anthem is already projected to possibly top Billboard's Hot 100 chart next week. "Shake it Off" is the lead single from Swift's upcoming album 1989. Her last record Red was a cross between...
  • Method Man & Redman to hit the road, lots of blunts on new tour

    Method Man & Redman to hit the road, lots of blunts on new tour

    Method Man & Redman aren’t just two of the greatest rappers of their generation: they’re also two of the most prodigious pot smokers ever to come out of the New York hip-hop scene. Fittingly, the duo are set to headline The Smoker’s Club’s "Worldwide Rollers Tour" this fall, a concert that’s...
  • Johnny Manziel shows maturity by owning up to preseason mistakes

    Johnny Manziel shows maturity by owning up to preseason mistakes

    Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was ripped to shreds in the media after he was spotted making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline during an Aug. 18 preseason game at FedEx Field in Maryland, according to an Aug. 19 report from ESPN. WFAN morning show host...
  • Video: Dave Grohl adds horror movie twist to ALS ice bucket challenge

    Video: Dave Grohl adds horror movie twist to ALS ice bucket challenge

    The ice bucket challenge to benefit the fight against ALS has made a big splash on the internet in recent weeks, with dozens of celebrities and musicians (not to mention seemingly all of your friends on Facebook) accepting the challenge to get ice-cold water dumped on them in the name of a very...
  • Jake Owen takes over Nashville with beach party, earns platinum certification

    Jake Owen takes over Nashville with beach party, earns platinum certification

    Jake Owen popped open a few of his most well-known hits for a staggering crowd on Monday, taking to the BMI stage in the sweltering summer heat. Following last year's blockbuster party, the singer performed an equally dynamic set in front of tons of his loyal fans. His set included his latest No....
  • Taylor Swift on 1989, ‘Shake It Off’ and what she’s learned since RED

    Taylor Swift on 1989, ‘Shake It Off’ and what she’s learned since RED

    Time sure does fly. Can you believe it has been two years since Taylor Swift’s last album RED debuted? After a well-deserved two year break, Swift is back with a new album, titled 1989. On Tuesday, Fusion’s Alicia Menendez spoke to Taylor Swift about the new album and how she has changed since her...
  • Waxahatchee back for a solo North American tour to support new album

    Waxahatchee back for a solo North American tour to support new album

    Waxahatchee, the indie-folk music project of mastermind Katie Crutchfield, has announced that it will be heading back on a North American tour that will include stops in both the United States and Canada. Crutchfield, who centers much of her music on the exploration of obsession and devastation...
  • Exclusive interview with Will Horton of The Black Cadillacs

    Exclusive interview with Will Horton of The Black Cadillacs

    Hailing from Knoxville, TN The Black Cadillacs combine a little Memphis soul, Knoxville roots music and Nashville’s recent brand of rock ‘n’ roll revival, forming the perfect musical storm. First cousins Will Horton and Matthew Hyrka founded the band with lifelong friend and neighbor, Philip...
  • Most anticipated indie rock releases of this week, August 18 - 24

    Most anticipated indie rock releases of this week, August 18 - 24

    There exists a plethora of music, and modern technology has only expedited its dissemination, so much so that there is already more than you could ever listen to in one lifetime. One must then prioritize his or her listening habits so that time can be optimized with the best music available. May...
  • Wolf Pack players participate in ALS challenge

    Wolf Pack players participate in ALS challenge

    According to the Hartford Wolf Pack Facebook page, Danny Kristo and Dylan McIlrath of the Hartford Wolf Pack participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday. Throughout North America, people poured a bucket of ice on their head to raise funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
  • Beck, Skrillex among artists playing small late night shows during ACL Festival

    Beck, Skrillex among artists playing small late night shows during ACL Festival

    The Austin City Limits Festival is now less than two months away and on Monday organizers announced a series of intimate late night shows that will take place during the festival at some of Austin’s most celebrated music venues. Beck, Rhye, Skrillex, Diplo, Jenny Lewis, Mac DeMarco, Chvrches, My...
  • Shayna Baszler makes her official UFC debut at UFC 177

    UFC 177 preview: Will Shayna Baszler shine in promotional debut?

    The hotly-anticipated bout between fast-rising heavyweight veteran Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms and Ruslan Magomedov has been scrapped from UFC 177, according to an August 17 report from UFC.com. Odoms, 39, will instead fight Magomedov on an upcoming UFC card that hasn't been determined yet, and...
  • ‘Rain Plans’ comes together for Israel Nash: Weather or not

    ‘Rain Plans’ comes together for Israel Nash: Weather or not

    There is no magic formula to achieve greatness – unless of course you’re a singer-songwriter. In which case, the only real secret to success… is to successfully keep yourself from being a well-kept secret. With his outstanding third studio album, Rain Plans, set for an August 19 U.S. release, fans...
  • Brad Paisley sets about to build up My Country Nation

    Brad Paisley sets about to build up My Country Nation

    Brad Paisley's latest partnership involves the launch of a country-lifestyle platform, designed to engage the current music consumer base. With the help of Taillight, ARC Entertainment and WME, Paisley is setting about the creation of My Country Nation, otherwise known as MyCN. As a new online...
  • Ricky Martin takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge

    Ricky Martin takes on the ALS ice bucket challenge

    The ice bucket challenge has taken over social media and YouTube. Open up Facebook, twitter, YouTube, turn on your television and it is all about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Everyone from students and radio personalities to celebrities, and artists such as Ricky Martin are being nominated to...
  • Watch: HAIM drops funny, cameo-filled video for 'My Song 5'

    Watch: HAIM drops funny, cameo-filled video for 'My Song 5'

    “My Song 5” is one of the more interesting songs off of HAIM’s excellent debut album album Days Are Gone. Combining a scuzzy guitar riff, trudging percussion, lifting harmonies, and what sounds like a gassy tuba, “My Song 5” was already a weird song before the band had A$AP Ferg drop a verse on the...
  • Venissa Santi vies for votes in 2014 Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition

    Venissa Santi vies for votes in 2014 Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition

    At stake is a $20,000 recording contract with a major record label, the Concord Music Group. Philly-based, Cuban-American vocalist Venissa Santi hopes she’s the last one standing on November 16 at NJPAC in Newark for the third annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Based on her...
  • Kelley Suttenfield leads intimate tracks ‘Among The Stars’

    Kelley Suttenfield leads intimate tracks ‘Among The Stars’

    Kelley Suttenfield proved she could handle a variety of jazz styles in a full band setting for her 2009 Rhombus Records debut, Where Is Love? Understandably, she went spare for her second round in the intimate, revealing, and intensively spacious, Among The Stars — due to drop September 30. The East...
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