FREE Music Download: Billy Corgan and company have added the FREE sixth installment to their Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project with the song, “Spangled.” This “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” inspired track is available as a free download with an optional donation to The Sweet Relief Donations at sweetrelief.org. The foundation supports career musicians who are facing financial trouble due to disability or illness, and a ten dollar donation makes you eligible for a chance to win a Fender Stratocaster signed by Billy Corgan. So listen to a great tune and support an awesome cause all at the same time!
Get a FREE Mp3 download of The Decemberists cover of R.E.M. below. The band stopped by an LA radio station last week to play favorites from their new album The King Is Dead and to play a cover of R.E.M.‘s “Cuyahoga.” If you miss the connection, Peter Buck contributed his guitar on The King Is Dead. The Decemberists pay tribute to the influential band with Colin Meloy’s vocals resonating as mellow and optimistic as Michael Stipe’s on “Cuyahoga.” Download the track at WXRT here:
FREE Music Downloads! How about some free love songs from Amazon as we get ready for Valentines Day? These also fit well with Mother’s Day, don’t you think? These free Valentine’s Mp3 Music Downloads from Amazon.com featuring 14 songs about love, including “Valentine’s Day” by Matt White and “God Gave Me You” by Dave Barnes. It looks like some have reverted to $0.99 but many are FREE and that’s the way we like it!
Free MP3 Music Downloads! Check out these great tunes you can download for free from Urban Outfitters, who is offering a FREE 11th sampler of the LSTN series, this time featuring artists like Arcade Fire, Pavement, !!! and Of Montreal. Click here to download 24 free tracks from Urban Outfitters.
SPIN Magazine is also back with 18 free songs from a variety of artists.
Volume Vote is offering a FREE MP3 download of California Gurls by Katie Perry today , August 16th ONLY. Thsi neqw site, VolumeVote, offers a free MP3 download a day. VolumeVote is helping dozens of artists and labels give away sample to get more sales. Why? VolumeVote visitors tend to be music lovers. Following the actions of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, bands are increasingly noticing something candy shops realized years ago: Free samples result in more sales. More fans = more merchandise and concert tickets sold = More money And who’s going to complain? Music lovers love discovering new music.
KATY PERRY After becoming the fastest-rising single at pop radio in more than four years, Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ has shattered another record by scoring more than 13,000 spins in one week for the second consecutive week on both the BDS and Mediabase charts. ‘California Gurls’ has become the all-time Mediabase Top 40 airplay record holder with 13,167 spins in one week — an average of 92 spins per week at a pace exceeding 13 times per day.
Katy has set records and turned radio upside down,” says Greg Thompson, executive vice-president for promotion at Capitol Records. “This track has broken all-time spins records, and achieved massive Hot 100 audience numbers of historic proportion.”
FYI, Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ has spent 3 weeks at No. 1 at pop radio (setting the record for the quickest ascent to the top spot since Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ in May 2005) and made the biggest leap to No. 1 since Mariah Carey’s ‘Shake It Off’ in September 2005.
It has also spent 8 weeks at No. 1 on the iTunes Singles chart. Last week, ‘California Gurls’ reached an audience of 140 million, also the largest ever for a Capitol artist. It is expected to reach an audience of 150 million Hot 100 listeners this week.
‘California Gurls’ is Katy Perry’s first single from the upcoming studio album Teenage Dreams, out August 24th in the U.S. and Canada and August 30th in the rest of the world.
Every summer on July 4th weekend in San Francisco, Fillmore Street is home to the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast: The Fillmore Jazz Festival. The festival annually attracts more than 90,000 people from all over the City, the Bay Area, and beyond. Visitors gather to celebrate and enjoy a musical tradition of live jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel as well as local culture and fine cuisine in the heart of the city by the bay.
This year the Festival celebrates its 26th anniversary by once again blending art and soul from sunup to sundown, from Jackson to Eddy, presenting the music of old favorites as well as new ‘up and comers’ on multiple stages. You can also browse 13 blocks of fine arts and crafts, enjoy gourmet food and beverages, and participate in cooking demos by the Fillmore’s finest chefs.
Click for schedule. Entertainment includes:
• Bobbie Webb and the Smooth Blues Band -www.bobbiewebb.com
• The Coltrane Church -www.coltranechurch.org
• Kim Nalley -http://www.kimnalley.com
• Marcus Shelby Orchestra -http://www.marcusshelby.com/
• Norman Bautisa – Latin Jazz – http://www.bautistaband.com
• Brent Kimbrough & Company -http://www.brentkimbrough.com
Art and crafts include photography, painting, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, pottery, clothing, hats, and children’s toys – over 200 artists and craftsmen. Delicious “street food” includes oysters, calamari, fish & chips, grilled chicken, bbq pork, jambalaya, tri-tip and even food from the new local restaurant, Out the Door. The event will also be pouring fine wine and beer.
You can also participate in hourly cooking demos near the Fillmore Center Plaza, featuring chefs from noted local restaurants. From Asian to Cajun, from hoppin’ dance music to smooth jazz, from fine art to kitsch gifts, there is something for everyone on July 4th weekend in the Fillmore. Don’t miss it!
Presented by the Fillmore Street Merchants Association and the Fillmore District CBD.
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2010 – Event 411
Saturday & Sunday, July 3 & 4, 2010
Fillmore Street ~ Jackson to Eddy
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
WHAT: 26th ANNUAL FILLMORE JAZZ FESTIVAL showcasing the Bay’s best talent from up-and-coming jazz fusion and latin-flavored acts to seasoned crooners belting out jazz standards. Eat, drink, and shop, while you stroll, dance, and groove to your favorites.
WHEN: Sat/Sun, July 3rd and 4th, 10 am – 6 pm both days
WHERE: Fillmore St. between Jackson and Eddy, San Francisco
PARKING: Clay/Webster Garage, Japantown Plaza, Fillmore Center Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Steiner) or Fillmore Heritage Ctr Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Webster)
WEBSITE: www.fillmorejazzfestival.com (performers/schedule posted on site and listed below)
PHONE: 800-310-6563 for more event info
The 7th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival presents free continuous performances by some of the world’s finest world music artists who call the Bay Area home, Noon to 9 PM, on Saturday, June 5th. It offers a wonderful mix of intimate performances in Telegraph Avenue cafes and shops, near UC campus, as well as a featured concert in People’s Park, sponsored by Amoeba Music, 1:00 to 6:00 PM, .
Berkeley World Music Festival
Saturday, June 5th 2010
Noon – 9pm
Continuous music outdoors & in cafes
The Festival showcases the Bay Area region’s vibrant world music scene. In People’s Park, Zydeco Flames headlines with rising stars Khi Darag! and Sekhou Senegal. Zydeco Flames is recognized as the West Coast’s premier Zydeco band, with one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business. Khi Darag! mixes Persian, Klezmer & Psychedelic Rock in a riveting array of instrumentation with female vocals. The Kouyate Twins lead Seyhou Senegal in moving African melodies and high-impact dance grooves. The twins continue a long family line of “Griot” storytellers who carry on the oral history and arts of West Africa.
Visitors are also be treated to a dazzling world music tour at various Telegraph Avenue venues. Featured lead performers are considered pioneers in their respective genres. Mathew Monfort of Ancient Future opens the Festival with Celtic-Raga. Monfort is highly regarded for his pivotal innovations on the scalloped fretboard guitar. Also appearing are: Hamudeen (Moroccan Folk Traditions) with legend Yassir Chadly; Tara with renowned Irish-Jazz lyricist Melanie O’Reilly; The Afrofunk Experience; Belly Dance Bazaar; Gamelan Gender Wayang (Balinese Chamber Music); Gramophone & Dynamo (Greek Rebetika-Ladino-Balkan Underworld) with Charming Hostess’ founder Jewlia Eisenberg; Grupo Falso Baiano (Brazilian Choro); and street artist treasure, Michael Masley (Cymbalom Bowhammer). The Festival’s exciting finale is Quijeremá presenting it’s stunning mix of original Latin American Folk music and jazz.
Not to be missed is the After-Festival Party led by internationally renowned Markus James & and Wassonrai (West Africa meets Mississippi Blues). Show, with $12 cover, starts at 9:30 PM at Ashkenaz. With extraordinary world music, international craft bazaar and Berkeley Poetry Festival, there’s something for everyone. For show times and artist bios, visit www.berkeleyworldmusic.org or pick up a day-of-event schedule.
Starbucks is offering 10 free songs for download to your iTunes account. Starbucks has created a free music mix to complement their Frappuccino® beverage. Featuring electrifying summertime favorites ranging from Frightened Rabbit to Hot Chip, your free Frappuccino® Beverage Music Mix is available to download on iTunes now!
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Expiration Date: 08/31/2010
Frightened Rabbit — “Nothing Like You”
Hot Chip -“One Life Stand”
Wintersleep -“New Inheritors”
The Bamboos (featuring Kylie Auldist) -“On The Sly”
Macy Gray -“Kissed It”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club -“Bad Blood”
Shout Out Louds -“Walls”
Wye Oak -“My Creator”
Thanks to Free Things to Do in Raleigh for this lead