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Steve Grand's 'Time' Video Charts the Course of a Love Affair: WATCH

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There are many relationships that await us in life and you could meet your next guy because you missed a train. Singer-songwriter Steve Grand takes a look at the highs, the lows, and the possibilities in the video for "Time", a cut off of his new album All-American Boy, featuring model Daniel Williams.

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Controversy Over Little Big Town 'Lesbian' Country Song Is 'Mostly Fabricated' By The Media: VIDEO

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According to the Washington Post, a number of radio stations around the United States have been forced to take “Girl Crush” by Grammy nominated Little Big Town out of rotation following complaints that the song is “promoting the gay agenda” - despite the fact the uproar is based on a misinterpretation of the lyrics.

“Girl Crush” is actually a song about a woman envious of her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend:

“I want to taste her lips, yeah cause they taste like you / I want to drown myself in a bottle of her perfume / I want her long blond hair, I want her magic touch / Yeah cause maybe then, you’d want me just as much / I got a girl crush.”

However, Billboard reports that despite headlines declaring that multiple stations are pulling the song, most broadcasters polled said they had received no complaints.

While country music is seen as more progressive now — in November of last year, Billy Gilman came out as gay — there’s a deep chasm between what’s popular on country radio and what fans are actually buying: “Girl Crush” is No. 4 on iTunes, but lags at No. 33 in radio rankings. Further proof is Kacey Musgraves and “Follow Your Arrow,” a song referencing same-sex kissing that racked up awards and sales but struggled to find a radio audience.

Little Big Town vocalist Karen Fairchild is surprised about a controversy which is based around assumptions made by listeners:

“That’s just shocking to me, the close-mindedness of that, when that’s just not what the song was about. But what if it were? It’s just a greater issue of listening to a song for what it is.”

The band’s label recently shot a short commercial to clear up some of the confusion. During the ad, the band introduces the song, while Fairchild explains “it’s about a girl saying, you know, ‘Why do you love her and not me?’"

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NEW MUSIC: Inheaven, Tommy Wallach,The Sinclair Sinclair, Assembling Languages, Akroyd Smart

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New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this post.

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Inheaven: “Regeneration”

 

With their debut single “Regeneration”, London, England-based feedback-laden indie rock outfit Inheaven deliver a classic anthem of amp-pulverizing noise pop that updates the post-punk template for a new disenfranchised generation.

 

Recommended for fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eagulls and perhaps your new favorite thing.

 

 

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Tommy Wallach: We All Looked Up

 

Tommy Wallach (above) is something of a Renaissance man.

 

A Brooklyn-based writer and musician, as well as releasing new single “I Will Watch”, Wallach is also set to publish his debut novel We All Looked Up with Simon & Schuster along with a companion album of the same name. Not only that, the book is also being made into a movie next year by Paramount.

 

MTV has described the novel as “like ‘Skins’ meets ‘The Breakfast Club’ meets Lars Von Trier’s ‘Melancholia.’”

 

Bit of an underachiever then, much like London based rapper, writer, poet, actress and playwright Kate Tempest.

 

 

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Martha Stewart Delivered the Funniest, Dirtiest Jokes at the Justin #BieberRoast: WATCH

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Martha Stewart is many things. She’s a grandmother, an ex-con, and the owner of multi-million dollar empire built out of blueberry scones and scented potpourri. Last night at Justin Bieber’s roast, though, she proved to be something else that few people were expecting: a deliciously blue comedian.

“I know you’re all wondering why I’m here tonight,” The 73-year old interior design guru began. “It’s because Martha Stewart Changes peoples’ lives for the better.”

“I believe the bedroom is the most important room in the house but I don’t have to tell you that, Ludacris. You have three kids with three different women. May I suggest pulling out some time and finishing on some fine, highly-absorbent Martha Stewart bed linens?”

Stewart saved all of her best and most self-deprecating material for a bit of prison advice directed at Bieber. Check out her set in full AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jubilant Music Video from Ryan Amador Celebrates the 'Spectrum' of Sexuality: VIDEO

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You may remember Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ryan Amador and Jo Lampert from their statement-making video "Define Me" which we featured here in which they cleansed themselves of the unwanted labels put on people because of their sexuality.

Amador is back, with Lampert and Gyasi Ross, and a host of other couples to make an uplifting statement along similar lines celebrating the full spectrum of sexuality.

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Featuring, in order of appearance, Camille Devoney & Alisha Carderella, Bounce & Laura Waleryszak, Dominique Toney & Dylan MacDonald, Brook Unique Miller & Kari Miller, Rick Shattuck & Raneir Pollard, Lindsay Hicks & Amy Jackson Lewis, Jonathan Arroyo & Daryl Jim Diaz.

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18 Music Celebs Line Up for Bizarre #TIDALforALL Press Conference: VIDEO

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Did you miss yesterday's extremely weird press conference for Jay Z's streaming music service TIDAL at which Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmaus, Kanye West, Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, and Alicia Keys were paraded on stage.

Keys served as ringmaster of this musical circus, calling it a "graduation" while she hummed a few verses of "Pomp and Circumstance", and praised the power on stage for coming to the rescue of music!

“How much do we love our music? How much do we love this thing called music? So we come together before you this day, March 30 2015, in one voice in unity, in the hopes that today will be another one of those moments in time, a moment that will forever change the course of music history."

She then cited Nietzsche: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Then, as if in some secret society ritual, the musicians signed a Declaration, Madonna humped the table, and they all walked off the stage without announcing anything, really.

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