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This Week’s Top 11 Playlist – 20 April 2012

April 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Having travelled close to 40,000 miles on airplanes over the last month (with much more to come in the next five weeks), I've had to chance to listen to a lot of music.  Here are my latest round of recommendations.  

Listen using the player below or anytime using the Mediazoic link. A full playlist after the jump.


By 2020, “Broadcasting” Will Mean Nothing to Anyone Under 40

April 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

From GigaOm:

If this week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show is any indication, by 2020 “broadcasting” is a term that will be foreign to anyone under 40. Based on the show’s programming this year, as well as the general vibe that multiplatform delivery is the future, it seems that pretty soon no one will be concerned about how content is distributed — just if it’s good or not.


Punk Rock for Rug Rats

April 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

It’s never too early to get the little tyke into punk rock.  From AntiMusic: KinderAngst is here to usher in


More Music from the Inbox: 20 April 2012 (With a Nod to Record Store Day)

April 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

I've been living on airplanes and out of suitcases for the past couple of weeks, something that will continue well into June.  Fortunately, I've got dudes like Brent Chittenden to help me sort through all the new music that comes into my inbox every day.  Please enjoy--and yes, keep the music submissions coming. - AC

Artist: Cobra Ramone

Album: Cobra Ramone

Her press bio is a little... um... large but the music is pretty solid. A bit grimy with a very clean vocal style makes for some rather interesting listening.

Sounds Like: A dirty rock Teegan and Sara.

Link / Listen / Watch


Here We Go, Blaming Satan Again

April 20th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Satan (not exactly as illustrated. Besides, she got the devil horns wrong.)I thought we were beyond all the scare tactics about rockers and pop artists being in league with the devil. Apparently not.  The only difference is that this time, we're not talking about Black Sabbath, KISS, Marilyn Manson or some black metal band from Norway.  No, the Evil One is in kahoots with--wait for it--Nicki Minaj.

Fox News has published a story on a new generation of Satan-friendly pop stars like Minaj, Lady Gaga and even Kanye West that is getting attention from some far-flung places.  RT, the Russian English language news network, emailed me last night asking for a comment on the story.

Okay, here it is.  THIS IS NOTHING NEW, PEOPLE!  MUSICIANS HAVE BEEN INVOKING BEELZEBUB FOR SHOCK VALUE AND TO ATTRACT ATTENTION FOR DECADES!  SINCE BEFORE ROCK'N'ROLL WAS BORN, IN FACT!


Timelapsed Sound

April 19th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

The concept of “timelapse” is invariably associated with film or video, the compression of long stretches of time into just



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