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Pandora Doesn’t Hire Many Black People…

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From Pandora’s ‘Diversity’ Report, released this morning.

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The racial breakdown of Oakland, CA, where Pandora is based (2010 US Census).

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“Pandora is based in Oakland, the ‘rainbow’ city of the West Coast, with a mixed African American, Latino, Asian and white population, and a proud music and digital arts tradition.  Significantly, Pandora chose to base its headquarters here, and build a company that reflects this community.  As your workforce is 75% non-tech, there should be a strong pathway and few impediments to identifying and employing qualified Black and Latino from the local community and around the country so Pandora can reflect its user and consumer base.”

Jesse Jackson, in a statement issued this week.

+The Music Industry: It’s Still a White Boys’ Club…

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Jack White Releases Apology Regarding the Black Keys, Lana Del Rey and Meg White

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Jack White Releases Apology Regarding the Black Keys, Lana Del Rey and Meg White

Rock’n’roll artist, producer and label owner Jack White has done a great deal of press leading up to his new Lazaretto LP, but much of it has brought some negative attention to the artist. Following last year’s email leak revealing his unsavoury thoughts about the Black Keys, White had some more comments for Rolling Stone this week. Today, however, White has attempted to put it all to rest with a statement. Over on his official website, he shared a lengthy statement titled “An apology and explanation from Jack White.” He opened by saying, “It seems like it’s becoming…Read More

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Reviews of the Black Keys, Chromeo and Little Dragon Lead Our New Release Roundup

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Reviews of the Black Keys, Chromeo and Little Dragon Lead Our New Release Roundup

As is our typical Tuesday tradition, below you’ll find our roundup collecting reviews of the biggest new album releases this week, for your convenient reading pleasure. This week’s heap is particularly notable, so we’re sure you’ll find something to tickle your musical fancy. Read on to help find it.

Let’s start things off with the wildly popular garage- ock duo the Black Keys and their new album, Turn Blue. While channelling dark subject matter into their characteristically grungy blues, the Black Keys also smooth out their typically rough sound to produce more poppy anthems. Read the review to find out more about the band’s daring venture into the mainstream.

We’ve also got a review of veteran singer-songwriter Tori Amos‘ 14th release, Unrepentant Geraldines. Amos took this album as an opportunity to address personal and political issues, all while producing a genuine and touching brand of songwriting that is all her own. Follow the link to read our reviewer’s opinion on the album.

Little Dragon‘s Nabuma Rubberband is out today, and our reviewer praises the fact that the band avoided releasing a shallow, cookie-cutter pop record, saying that they “effortlessly churn out magnificent anthems of sorrow here, ones that listeners can still dance to.”

You’ll also want to read our review for Days of Abandon, the latest from noisy indie outfit the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. No matter how much material the band releases, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart remain wide-eyed and green, and each track maintains the honest charm they’ve had since the beginning. Sean Nicholas Savage‘s Bermuda Waterfall is also amongst this week’s reviewed albums; head to the link above to learn all about Savage’s self-actualizing new release.

Finally, we reviewed White Women, the fourth release from the smirking yet complex pop duo Chromeo. Our reviewer thinks it’s the best Chromeo record yet — do you agree?

Find selections from the albums reviewed above and much, much more in our Rdio Genre Playlists:

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Dance & Electronic
Hip-Hop

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Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein Talks New Beginnings and ‘Symmetry in Black’

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With the upcoming release of their 10th album, 25 years into their career, legendary New Orleans sludge metal band Crowbar took the same approach they always do while writing a new record — except this time, vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein was able to give the band his undivided attention. Windstein — who last year quit his other high-profile metal band, Philip Anselmo’s supergroup Down, in order to focus on Crowbar — knew that Symmetry in Black had to be something special. “With Crowbar being my only focus now, I knew it had to be killer. It had to be a…Read More

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Beefs 2014: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Rekindles Justin Bieber Feud, Calls Him a “Fucking Moron”

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Beefs 2014: The Black Keys

It’s been more than a year since Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and bucket-peeing teen heartthrob Justin Bieber exchanged public insults following the 2013 Grammy Awards, but apparently Carney still has a bone to pick. Rather than turn the other cheek, he lashed out at the Biebs once again, this time in a Rolling Stone interview. The whole mess started in February 2013 when Carney was asked by a TMZ reporter about how he felt about Bieber not getting any award nominations. He responded, “Grammys are for music, not for the money, and he’s making a lot of money. I don’t…Read More

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American Dj Black 24Blb 2Ft Blacklight Tube And Fixture

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American Dj Black 24Blb 2Ft Blacklight Tube And Fixture

  • 24-inch black light complete wth black light bulb and fixture
  • 6 ft. power cord
  • On/Off switch
  • Reflectors for super high output
  • 120V or 220V operation

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Single 24 inch (2 foot) Black Light

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Specifications:
  • Reflectors for super high output!
  • Assembled with tube & fixture
  • 6 ft. cord
  • On/Off switch
  • Lamp: (model: BLACK-TUBE) 20W black light
  • Actual fixture dimensions: 29.5″ x 3.25″ x 2.25″
  • 120V or 220V operation
  • UV Lamp Wavelength: always between 390-410 nm
  • Specifications subject to change without notice

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Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold and S. Carey Lead This Week’s Can’t Miss Concerts

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Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold and S. Carey Lead This Week

This weekend is a big one for religious holidays, but for those not celebrating Passover or turning their homes upside-down in search of Easter eggs (and even for those that are), why not take the opportunity to celebrate music by going out to a concert or two? We’ve highlight some big ones coming the week of April 17-23 below, but if nothing tickles your fancy, be sure to take a peek out our complete Concert Listings for more shows near you. …Read More

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American Dj Tape 4 B Black Stage Tape

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American Dj Tape 4 B Black Stage Tape

  • 4 INCH BLACK LOW RESIDUE STAGE TAPE 45 YARDS ON A SINGLE ROLL GREAT TO SECURE CABLES TO THE FLOOR

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  • American DJ Brand 4″ Wide Stage Tape
  • Available in black and yellow
  • Easy peel off
  • Leaves no heavy tape residue

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