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    Just announced: Holy Ghost on tour with LCD Soundsystem

    It has just been announced that NYC dance-punk duo Holy Ghost will be accompanying LCD Soundsystem for the majority of their upcoming tour, including jaunts up and down both coasts and some Canadian dates as well. This all comes in preparation/support of their upcoming May 18th release, Static On The Wire, via James Murphy's (frontman of LCD Soundsystem) DFA label.

    Holy Ghost and LCD Soundsystem tickets
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    Bret Michaels in hospital in critical condition

    Singer and reality television star Bret Michaels is in critical condition after suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Doctors will continue to hold him in the ICU as further tests are run.

    Bret Michaels on ThrillCall
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    New Carrie Underwood Shows

    Carrie Underwood added new tour dates to her "Play on Tour" through the end of 2010. She will perform over 100 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada through the end of the year since launching her “Play On Tour” on March 11. Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia will appear this fall as special guests. Tickets for the newly announced fall dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, April 24th at 10am.

    Carrie Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs. Carrie Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the 2009 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, and three-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist winner.

    Find Carrie's concerts near you.
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    R.I.P. Guru of Gang Starr

    The music world lost another pioneer today. Guru of hip-hop group Gang Starr succumbed to a year-long battle with cancer. Guru was most noted for fusing Hip-Hop and Jazz in the early 90's, working with such Jazz greats at Branford Marsalis and Ronny Jordan.

    Gang Starr on Thrillcall
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    Secret Cities: throwback while looking forward

    Heavily influenced by the 60's Beach Boys sound, Secret Cities (formerly known as White Foliage) hail from Fargo, North Dakota. Mixing Brian Wilson's seminal sound with other elements of pop, psychedelia, and more modern electro, Secret Cities makes a precariously seamless blend of multiple styles.

    A chance meeting with their main influence, Mr. Brian Wilson himself, heavily guided the direction of their debut album, Pink Graffiti. With a full tour calendar on the horizon, it's very possible this could be the next "it" band.

    Not so secret anymore
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    Die Antwoord: Overnight Sensation

    Die Antwoord came to worldwide prominence almost overnight with their delightfully odd YouTube video for their song Enter The Ninja. With completely insane imagery and a ridiculous back story to boot, Die Antwoord have already scored meetings with David Lynch, a deal with Interscope Records, and a slot at this year's Coachella Music Festival.

    Consisting of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek, Die Antwoord are part of a genre of South-African hip-hop known as Zef Rap (the South African equivalent of White Trash). Ninja has been a prominent member of the South African hip-hop community for years, undertaking different stage personas with every project.

    Enter the ninja
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    You Say Party! We Say Die! bids farewell to drummer.

    Devon Clifford, drummer of Canadian dance-punk outfit You Say Party! We Say Die! collapsed on stage Friday April 16th at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theater. Suffering from a massive brain hemorrhage, the drummer eventually succumbed and passed away.

    YSP! WSD! had been scheduled to tour Europe in the upcoming months, but it is unclear at press time whether they will cancel the tour or continue on in memory of their fallen bandmate.

    You Say Party! We Say Die! on ThrillCall
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    R.I.P. Peter Steele of Type O Negative

    Peter Steele, lead singer and bass player of the seminal goth-rock band Type O Negative passed away in his sleep this morning. At press time, it was announced the 48-year old from Brooklyn had succumbed to heart failure.

    Type O Negative rose to fame in the early-mid 90's, with their controversial goth-rock hits like Black No. 1, Christian Woman, and a cover of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl.

    Type O Negative on Thrillcall
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    Yeasayer: preaching the psychedelic gospel

    Since coming onto the scene via 2007's South By Southwest Music Festival, Yeasayer have been turning heads since day one. Shortly after their stint at SXSW, this psychedelic-gospel-pop group created a heavy buzz by touring with MGMT and supporting the likes of Beck on large tours.

    After being asked to play Lollapalooza, the group went back in the studio to record their follow-up effort, Odd Blood. Since it's release, Odd Blood has been greeted by warm critical reception, as well as rabid consumption by fans.

    A full U.S. tour is already in progress for the band, who show no sign of slowing down any time soon.

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    The Get-Up Kids release a reunion EP

    Set for an April 27th release date, these Kansas City second-wave emo rockers are back with an all-new EP. After breaking up in 2005, respective side projects spurted forth, such as Reggie and the Full-Effect and Blackpool Lights. After reforming for a short tour, the band decided it was time to record new material.

    A supporting tour has been undertaken for this EP, with dates covering most of the U.S.

    Get-Up Kids tickets