Music: Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

alabamashakescoverI don’t know why some YouTube videos have so less hits and views.  There should be tons of views for this as OTHERtone show hosts Scott Vener and Pharrell Williams on Beats 1 channel interviews lead singer of Alabama Shakes Brittany Howard.

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Funko Pop! Babymetal Band

babymetalcoverMaking waves for the last couple of years from Japan and touring around the globe is Jpop trio glam-metal band Babymetal.  Now the band gets Funko Pop! bobble-heads coming this December 2015.  The Pop! Rocks series features:  Su-metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal.

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EDM Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars


askyfullofstarsaviciiThis episode of Beat x Beat profiles a coming together of two music genres:  rock and EDM.  Frontman of Coldplay, Chris Martin takes us behind-the-scenes of the making their song “A Sky Full of Stars” from their latest album “Ghost Stories.”  Coldplay and Avicii each put their magical touch on the song.

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Viral Video Friday: The Ting Tings “Wrong Club”

wrongclubAnother great Ting Tings track that makes you wanna dance on a Friday.  The Ting Tings with the “Wrong Club.”

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ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D from FanimeCon

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“The Eddie” from Ramen and a Half interviews Rookies is Punk’d at Fanimecon. ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D is a Japanese punk rock band from Shibuya, Japan, that was formed in 2005.
They’re very well known in their home country and have spread a niche of fans in cities of Asia countries and in the US. They’re hoping to go places and share what they have to offer to the music world.

This was an interview done last year. We apologize for the rough interview package because we had audio issues, but we decided to pull it out of the vault and put it together as best we can for the fans.

The majority of their Official Website ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D is in Japanese, but you can google them and find plenty of information.

They will also be at AnimeNEXT in June 6-8th, 2014. You can still Pre-Register.

AX 2013 – Alodia! Porno Graffitti! CARAT!


This past weekend one of the biggest anime conventions here in the States – Anime Expo took place in SoCal, the LA Convention Center.  Our team was ushered in and out of press conferences asking questions and taking pictures with Anime Expo’s special guests – world famous cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, Jrock band Porno Graffitti and Jpop girl group CARAT.

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Trending Artist: Gaby Moreno

Gaby Moreno is an eclectic singer and songwriter playing anything from the blues to ragtime jazz songs to Latin pop.

From Guatemala, Gaby is a very versatile and talented Latin alternative-rock artist that has been in the United States for over 10 years. She’s also won the John Lennon songwriting contest, sang the Charlie Chaplin song “Smile” for the Academy Award winning documentary The Cove, and wrote the theme song for the NBC comedy, Parks and Recreation.

Gaby can be compared to having the sweet soulful sounds of Etta James and Édith Piaf, whether she sings in English or in Spanish!

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Flashback: “Whip It” (1980)


Sometimes it’s good to revert to the basics…simple and funky. And, this Friday, it’s about keeping both. Simple costuming, simplistic concepts, and basic, funky beats characterized the band, Devo!

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Flashback: Rock Lobster (1978)

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O.K….so who didn’t love this song back in the day?!  The B-52’s had a particular musical style that was just plain fun and fabulous.

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Music: Santigold – Master of My Make Believe

santigoldalbumAre you looking for a different type of sound?

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