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SXSW 2015 Is Coming! And That Means More Blog-Worthy Talent At Hype Hotel


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Austin's 2015 SXSW Festival draws ever nearer, with a line-up already rich in upcoming talent and vibrant diversity. There's something for everyone at this iconic citywide musical celebration, and nothing encompasses that more than Hype Machine's Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat spot.

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Hype Hotel is set to return to SXSW for 2015

Now heading into its fourth year, we can expect Hype Hotel to be full of yet more talented new bands and artists for 2015. Selected by a variety of different music blogs, the line-up is awash with the very best of all genres including indie, rock, pop, electronic, rap and R&B, who entertain fans of different ages and cultures for five days during the event, which this year takes place from March 17th to 22nd.

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Where Did It All Go Wrong For Alt-Fest's Crowdfunding Campaign?


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Crowdfunding has altered the landscape of contemporary culture, overwhelmingly for the better. No longer are fans subject to the whims of record labels and their increasingly focussed budget. For fans, the power is in their hands and they can directly contribute to ventures of their favourite acts bands, fund the continuation of their best-loved shows and play their part in the investment of innovative technologies. The successes are widespread- from Amanda Palmer’s well reported project to fund a new record, tour and book to the Veronica Mars movie project and Neil Young’s Pono high quality music player, crowdfunding is increasingly the source of cultural revolution.

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Marilyn Manson pulled out of the event after cancellation rumours took hold.

But for every project that far exceeds its stated aims, there’s one that fall flat on its face. Former teen TV star Melissa Joan Hart raised a paltry $51,000 out of her stated aim of $2 million for a romantic comedy called Darci’s Walk Of Shame. In contrast, Kristen Bell’s Veronica Mars project reached its $2 million target in just 12 hours. And now another aborted project can be added to the list of abject crowdfunding failures. The three day event, which was due take place on August 15-17th in Kettering, sold a not too shabby amount of tickets- 7,500- but this was far from enough to make the event financially viable. What’s more, only £61,000 of a projected £1.2 million was raised through Kickstarter, far from enough to pay for headliners Marilyn Manson and Gary Numan. The problems that befell the event highlight the very facts that drive a crowdfunding project into the ground.

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Picture - Gary Numan - Sonisphere 2014... Stevenage United Kingdom, Friday 4th July 2014

Gary Numan - Sonisphere 2014 - Knebworth House - Performances - Day 1 - Gary Numan - Stevenage, United Kingdom - Friday 4th July 2014

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Gary Numan - Smithsonian Channel presents Blondie powered by Yahoo held at Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas 3.13.2014 - Austin, Texas, United States - Friday 14th March 2014

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SXSW 2014: 10 Acts You Cannot Afford To Miss


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Every year, hundreds of bands descend upon Austin, Texas to make the South by Southwest Festival one of the most anticipated of the year. Featuring musical acts from all over the world, the music section of this mammoth festival takes place from March 11th to 16th 2014. This year sees the festival get even bigger and better as a host of new acts showcase alongside some big name veterans to give an awesome lineup of over 2,000 acts. Anyone lucky enough to be making the trip to Austin next month is going to have a hard time deciding which bands to go see, so to help you make up your mind, here’s ten acts that we consider unmissable from this year’s lineup.

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Gary Numan - Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) Album Review


Gary Numan's latest venture 'Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)' was certainly an exciting prospect as he returned with producer Ade Fenton for a third time with a record that he described as both heavy and dark - well, he's certainly achieved that. He seems to have abandoned those days of being a 70s/80s chart sensation long ago and now just presses on with the kind of music he really wants to make.

Gary Numan - Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) Album Review

'Splinter' became Numan's most successful album in 30 years with a spot at number 20 in the UK Album Chart and even managed to garner attention overseas with a chart spot in the US for the first time since his 1981 album 'Dance'. I have to say, it's really no surprise.

The album kicks off with 'I Am Dust'; a good choice as it encompasses all aspects of the record. It is one of the particularly heavy, industrial tracks on there - so much so, in fact, that it's almost mechanical - with a menacing feeling about it that is very apparent on every single track. Track two, 'Here In The Black', happens to be a favourite and is where producer Ade shines most; his TV and film score background is so clearly evident on the powerful, cinematic soundscape. Numan's whispered vocals are chilling and tormenting - the classic Numan dance beat introduced later gives major relief for the trembling listener.

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A British Year For North Carolina's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013?


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The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit brings another year of eclectic electronics with rather a large helping of Britain filling up the line-up!

Headlining this amazing festival in Asheville, North Carolina on the last weekend of October (25th-27th 2013) is Nine Inch Nails; unsurprisingly, given their impressive headlining record this year which includes Lollapalooza, Leeds & Reading Festival, Outside Lands and Rock en Seine. Also scraping the top of the bill are Bassnectar and Pretty Lights, but there's something particularly British about a good chunk of the bands that follow. 

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Gary Numan - Love Hurt Bleed


Gary Numan unveils a video for his track 'Love Hurt Bleed', taken from his upcoming new album 'Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)'; his twentieth record that will hit shelves on October 14th 2013, and his second on the Mortal Records label.

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Gary Numan - Gemma Numan and Gary Numan Friday 27th July 2012 in good spirits as they return to their Manchester hotel

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Gary Numan - Gary Numan and his wife Gemma Numan Wednesday 25th July 2012 outside their hotel in Manchester

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Gary Numan, Jagged, Album Review


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