Must see documentary, ‘UPRISING: Hip Hop and the LA Riots airs May 1 on VH1

Any American who was at least 10 years old in 1992 is painfully familiar with the Los Angeles (LA) Riots like we’ve grown to know “Katrina” and “9/11.” Mark Ford takes a look 20 years later in his documentary “UPRISING: Hip Hop and the LA Riots.”…airs tonight (May 1, 2012) at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1

The Candles debut album “Between the Sounds” out TODAY!!! (free mp3)

The Candles are proud to announce the release of their debut album “Between The Sounds,” which is the first album from singer/songwriter Josh Lattanzi. The songs are based on the experiences and influences he’s picked up while recording and touring with the likes of Ben Kweller, Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes) and Tinted Windows. The Candles combine elements of the 70s and 90s, creating a sound that will find fans amongst those who like Jackson Browne, Wilco and the Lemonheads.

Pharoahe Monch prepares for W.A.R., tours with Slaughterhouse

Pharoahe Monch is on the front lines once again and this time it’s bigger than just album talk. Monch is gearing up to release his new project W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) through a partnership with Duck Down Music, while establishing his company W.A.R. Media as a viable entertainment portal. W.A.R. is the follow-up album to Pharoahe’s “Desire” project from 2007. Fans can expect what they’ve come to love from Pharoahe on the new LP; complex rapping techniques that are both intricate and intelligent.

Duck Down Music celebrates its 15 year anniversary at SXSW Fri, March 19

Duck Down Music celebrates its 15 year anniversary at SXSW Fri, March 19, 2010. Label Showcase At The Scoot Inn (1308 East 4th street) – Doors at 8PM. Presented by VTECH, 2K Sports & Pro-Keds.

Game Rebellion: Vote now for Brooklyn based punk band’s video “Blind” on MTVU “The Freshmen”

Beginning Monday, February 15, “Blind” is featured on MTVU’s “The Freshmen,” where fans can vote to get their favorite video automatically added to the channel’s rotation the following week! To cast your vote, simply go to and select Game Rebellion’s “Blind” as your favorite! You can vote as many times as you like to make “Blind” a winner, from Monday, February 15 through 2:00pm Friday, February 19!