Chris Martins

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    Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Breaks Teeth at Show, Wants 'Diamond Grill Like Kanye'

    An Against Me! show took a gnarly turn last night when singer Laura Jane Grace was apparently hit in the face by her microphone stand, breaking a couple of teeth. Reports of the incident at the Soapbox Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina have varied, via KROQ and Punknews.org, and come mostly from the band's Facebook page.According to one fan, a "crowdsurfer knocked a micstand into her face, shattered teeth, she slammed her guitar on the ground, walked off stage, show aburptly ended, mid-song. other than that...it was amazing!" But another apologized, "on behalf of those douchebags that stormed the stage and stopped the show tonight."Laura Jane Grace herself responded today via Twitter:For those asking, last night my mic was kicked into my face and it shattered a couple of teeth.

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    10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lana Del Rey, Deftones, and More

    Another bounty of full-album streams is upon us. Clear your day and hit play.1) Soundgarden, King Animal. "A vicious, canny brute hopped up on punk, metal and mutant blues ... diverse in its approach to the heavy." - SPIN (via iTunes)2) Lana Del Rey, Born to Die: The Paradise Edition. "She hasn't grown up, but the love-starved Lolita mantle is one she's proud to wear." - SPIN (via OMG!)3) Green Day, ¡Dos!. "More back to garage-band basics with a notable detour or two via sassy white girl rap and bright Britpop." - SPIN (via Rolling Stone)4) Crystal Castles, (III). "Good news for those who dig grave-wave. Unsurprisingly bleak, irreparably damaged, and delightfully dark." - SPIN (via Spotify)5) Deftones, Koi No Yokan.

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    SXSW 2013: Alt-J, the Zombies, Thurston Moore, WHY? Fill Out Initial Lineup

    The folks behind annual Austin music bacchanal South By Southwest have announced the first round of bands set to play the 2013 event, which will run March 12 through 17. Lest we forget the enormity of the massive fest, this initial list tops out at a whopping 230 performers — the total is typically over 2,000 official acts, with countless more showing up to play any street corner, drinking hole, or house party that'll have them. While organizers' vow that this'll be their "greatest and most diverse line up to date," will be tough to quantify, these early confirmations include a whole lot of promise and hail from all over the world.

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    Watch the Weeknd and Drake Sulk as They Enter 'The Zone'

    Last summer, when the Weeknd was still a whispered-about PBR&B enigma, the Canadian singer-producer surprised fans with a Drake cameo on his second mixtape, Thursday. Naturally, the team-up made a lot of sense: While Drake was pushing his moody, minor-chord YOLO doctrine to the mainstream, Abel Tesfaye was going even deeper, even bleaker, in the underground (which is to say, the Internet).More than a year later, with the Weeknd signed to a major and his Trilogy mixtape comp due out November 13, each reappears in the Tesfaye-directed video for that 2011 collab "The Zone." The clip furthers the visual references of the O.G. release. A pretty girl in lingerie lounges in a House of Balloons, smiling and sipping champagne while a mirror reveals that the Weeknd is filming her.

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    Deftones Stream 'Koi No Yokan,' Launch the Rightful Successor to 'White Pony'

    Deftones are streaming their seventh album, the rightly anticipated Koi No Yokan, a week ahead of its release over at Rolling Stone. As implied by the teaser tastes previously received, "Tempest" and "Leathers," the new one comes closer to advancing the nuanced alt-metal glory of 2000's genuinely classic White Pony. It's got more grind overall, but the textures and tones counterbalance the guttural with a distinctly narcotic headiness."It's not a super fast or slow record. It's very dynamic," singer Chino Moreno told Billboard. "There's a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there's also this very soothing element where there's a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time...

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    Ke$ha Leads Satanic-Lite Cult Orgy in 'Die Young' Video

    Ke$ha's upcoming Warrior LP is all about embracing one's inner wolf, but the video for lead single "Die Young" features a handful of people that the white girl rapper has converted into figurative sheep — Satan-worshipping, orgy-having, fancy-dancing sheep. The song itself is co-written by Nate Ruess of fun., and the folks in the new clip seem to be having some choreographed version of that as they carry their new cult leader Ke$ha into an abandoned Mexican church, then writhe with her in time to the hawt electro beatz. The footage is overlaid with chillwave triangles and spliced with shots of wolf-sex, but it all feels a bit too stiff to be all that crazy, sexy or cool. After you watch, catch up on your Ke$ha lore via Marc Hogan's analysis of the "Die Young" single, and Nicole Sia's detailed preview of Warrior, which is due out December 4 on RCA.

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    Listen to Dog Bite's Unapologetically Gnarly 'Prettiest Pills'

    Phil Jones may have played keyboards in Washed Out's touring outfit, but the Atlanta-based artist better known as Dog Bite has also been working on his own. With a deep, buzzing voice akin to Beck's world-weary, doomsday groan on Modern Guilt, he lords over a darkly swirling soundscape that owes as much to gnarled guitarplay as it does to hazed-out synthwork. Equal parts nasty shoegaze and 4AD moodiness, a song like "Prettiest Pills" does plenty to illustrate what this guy does best. While Dinowalrus' approach to rocktronic psychedelia is a happy one, Dog Bite's is angry and unapologetically so. "Prettiest Pills" is the first single from Jones' upcoming full-length debut, Velvet Changes, due February 5 on Carpark. Visit Dog Bite's Tumblr to hear more of his Jones' work, plus collaborations like Acid Flashback and Veux.

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    Listen to KNOX's Acoustic Post-Dubstep Beauty 'Here'

    Nic and Eliza Coolidge are KNOX, a brother-sister pair from Boston whose sonic experiments land them somewhere between the taut, emotive beatwork of James Blake and the acoustically-powered atmosphere of Bon Iver. He handles the seething, surging production, and she weaves her ethereal coo throughout the beautifully shifting sonic playground. This introduction, fittingly dubbed "Here," hails from a forthcoming EP of the same name, due out on Last Night on Earth, the label run by Sasha (of "and Digweed" fame). "We are inspired by so much," the band has said of their influences. "From the consequential sound events of walking down the street, to 20th Century innovators, to vintage pop, to '80s industrial underground, to what are friends are playing.

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    Who Charted? Incumbents Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 Stay on Top of Billboard's Best

    First! After enjoying the biggest album debut sales week in over a decade, our pal Taylor Swift still sits strong in music's metaphorical oval office. Her SPIN-reviewed Red sold 72 percent fewer copies than its opening 1.21 million, but that's still good news. With an additional 344K units moved according to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard, the crossover country platter surpasses Up All Night by 2012's boy band outbreak breakout One Direction to become the second biggest album of the year. She'll have to sell a whole lot more pizza pies, however, if she wants to catch up with Adele's 21, which has sold 4.13 million copies in 2012 despite being released in early 2011. Perhaps she's lamenting that CMAs snubbing after all.

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    The Rolling Stones Deliver the Swaggering 'One More Shot'

    The Rolling Stones have taken a firm stance against laurel-resting in 2012, the year of the iconic rock and rollers' 50th anniversary. In addition to the upcoming Crossfire Hurricane biopic and the commemorative arena concerts, and as part of the career-spanning music anthology GRRR!, they've been releasing their first new music since 2005's A Bigger Bang. First there was the bluesy "Doom and Gloom" and now we have "One More Shot," a classic-Stones rocker featuring Mick Jagger swagger-groveling to a presumably apathetic lover or maybe even a fan. Whoever it is, they'd be foolish to turn away from those infectious na-na-nas and that roiling guitar once they hit. Looking good, old timers, looking good.

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