Why We Like Falsetto, Why Melodies Matter and Other Musical Wonders

Top row: Audience members rate the music during our All Songs Considered listening party. Bottom row, left to right: Susan Rogers, Bob Boilen, Amelia Mason, James Reed, Stephen Thompson. NPR hide caption

Top row: Audience members rate the music during our All Songs Considered listening party. Bottom row, left to right: Susan Rogers, Bob Boilen, Amelia Mason, James Reed, Stephen Thompson.

Why do we like falsetto so much? Why is melody the single most important part of a song? And why does country music move (or repel) us? These are just a few of the questions that popped up during our All Songs Considered listening party in Boston last week.

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson were joined by a panel of guests — musicologist and engineer Susan Rogers, Boston Globe music critic James Reed and Amelia Mason, writer for WBUR ‘s The ARTery — to play songs for a live audience and attempt to unspool the myriad ways that music makes us feel. Members of the audience were invited to rate the music on a scale of 1 to 10 with numbered cards. And, invariably, a passionate discussion followed over why the music did or didn’t resonate.

All Songs Considered is home to the best new music and a community of fans always ready to share their opinions on the current music scene. You can contact hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton (and the team) directly via our contact form. To submit your music, just email us a link to your favorite original song. (Please do not attach mp3s to emails).

Source: NPRMusic

Deftones Confirm Uk and European Tour In November

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Deftones have confirmed upcoming European and UK dates in November.

Nov 15: Bataclan – Paris (FR) (On Sale April 28 @ 9:00AM GMT)
Nov 16: Bataclan – Paris (FR)
Nov 18: Columbiahalle – Berlin (DE) (On Sale April 29 @ 9:00AM GMT)
Nov 19: Koln Palladium – Cologne (DE) (On Sale April 29 @ 9:00AM GMT)
Nov 21: The SSE Arena Wembley – London (UK) (On Sale May 1 @ 9:00AM GMT)

Source: haGhostCultMagazine

Godhunter and Destroyer of Light Confirm Tour, Split Release

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Godhunter and Destroyer Of Light will be releasing a co-release titled Godhunter vs Destroyer Of Light: Endsville this summer via Battleground Records and Heavy Friends Records, and an East Coast US Tour is confirmed for both bands. The recording was handled at WaveLab Studios in Tucson by Dana Fehr (North, Juarez), while the other half was recorded at Orb Recording Studios in Austin, engineered and mixed by Matt Meli. The entire album was then mastered by James Plotkin.

Destroyer Of Light Journey To Psycho Land:
May 06: Mohawk – Austin, TX
May 11: The Grand – Austin, TX
May 12: Kamposi – Midland, TX
May 13: Sandbox- El Paso, TX
May 14: Rips – Phoenix, AZ
May 15: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
May 18: Sweet Springs Saloon – Los Osos, CA
May 19: San Jose Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
May 20: Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
May 21: Black Forest – Eugene, OR
May 22: Ray’s Golden Lion – Richland, WA
May 23: Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA
May 24: High Water Mark – Portland, OR
May 25: Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
May 26: TBA – Salt Lake City, UT
May 27: house show – Las Vegas, NV
May 28: Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO
May 30: KC’s Too – Haysville, KS
May 31: The Crazy Horse Saloon – Texarkana, AR

Godhunter vs. Destroyer Of Light Endsville 2015 Tour:
Jul 29: Tucson, AZ
Jul 30: Tempe, AZ
Jul 31: El Paso, TX
Aug 01: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 02: Denver, CO
Aug 03: Omaha, NE
Aug 04: Minneapolis, MN
Aug 05: Chicago, IL
Aug 06: Kalamazoo, MI
Aug 07: Indianapolis, IN
Aug 08: Nashville, TN
Aug 09: Raleigh, NC
Aug 10: Charleston, WV
Aug 11: Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 12: Buffalo, NY
Aug 13: New York, NY
Aug 14: Boston, MA
Aug 15: Death To False Metal Fest – New Haven, CT
Aug 16: Philadelphia, PA
Aug 17: Baltimore, MD
Aug 18: Columbia, SC
Aug 19: Atlanta, GA
Aug 20: Little Rock, AR
Aug 21: New Orleans, LA
Aug 22: Austin, TX

Source: haGhostCultMagazine