John MayerProbably not, considering the song meanders into middle of the road territory pretty quickly. Mayer said, “when I sing it, I do not think about marijuana — I think about walking around your house naked with a guitar.” Okay, whatever, I’m pretty sure Ryan Adams probably wrote this anyway considering it sounds like a lamer b-side from ‘Jacksonville City Nights.’ Mayer’s new album ‘Battle Studies’ is out November 17 and although we’re not exactly psyched about it, we’re still sort of interested in hearing the Taylor Swift collaboration, ‘Half Of My Heart.’ Also, extra points for the tags. “John Mayer dot com!” Hear it here.


Buzzcocks LogoThe Buzzcocks have announced they will play one show in Auckland alongside their appearance at Christchurch’s Southern Amp 09. The band plays The Studio on Saturday November 14 and tickets are $79.50, which for some reason is more expensive than the tickets to Southern Amp.

They are on sale Wednesday September 30 and will be available from Real Groovy and Eventfinder.

Big Boi

It looks like today is shaping up to be a good one. After you’ve finished listening to the new Ghostface then feel free to go right ahead and check this out. It’s the first official leak from Big Boi’s upcoming album, ‘Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty’ and I’m pretty sure you’ll vouch for us when we say that it doesn’t disappoint. No word on the release date yet or if this will be the official single but don’t waste your time worrying about all that right now. Download here.

The Wizard of Poetry

Looking for a good way to start your day then look no further. The album isn’t out yet but right now imeem is streaming the new Ghostface Killah album ‘Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry In Emerald City’ in it’s entirety. We suggest you start with ‘Guest House,’ the standout track on the album that jacks The Incredibles beat that was featured on Rick Ross’ ‘Yacht Club.’ Not a bad thing by any means and nor is Fabolous’ guest verse which has him playing a cable guy standing at the wrong end of Ghost’s barrel. Oh and don’t say we didn’t warn you about ‘Stapleton Sex.’ Hear it at imeem / 2dopeboyz.

Sir Howard Morrison

I’m really sick of typing up this sort of news but Sir Howard Morrison passed away early this morning. Needless to say, he was a legend in his own right. Born in Rotorua in 1935, Morrison formed the Howard Morrison Quartet in 1958 and the groups debut album, ‘Battle Of Waikato/My Old Man’s An All Black’ went on to sell 78,000 copies. Today that’s still a number very few artists in New Zealand will ever make. Once going solo, Morrison dominated New Zealand music and became a household name, especially after releasing ‘How Great Thou Art.’ Tributes have been flowing in all day and his funeral is set to take place on Tuesday morning at 11am. [NZ Herald]

Roc Raida

Tonight between 9-10pm, among other new tracks, Grymeworks are paying tribute to Roc Raida who passed away this weekend. If you know anything about the man, it’s highly recommended you check it out. If you don’t, then we suggest you tune in, sit back and salute a legend. Hear it at RDU 98.5FM or download the show soon after at the Grymeworks blog.

Mariah Carey

A little late on #5, I know. Better late than never though right? This week we’ve got new music from Kid Cudi, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and Mariah Carey. Don’t hesitate.

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