HQ Trivia & Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead early Sunday morning (Dec. 16) of a suspected drug overdose. He was 35 years old. According to TMZ, Kroll’s girlfriend called police early Sunday to do a welfare check after she was unable to get in touch with him. When police arrived at his Manhattan apartment, he was found unresponsive lying face down in his bed with drug paraphernalia nearby and pronounced dead at the scene by EMS responders, the Daily Beast repo...
Tags: Games, New York Post, Yahoo, Drugs, New York City, Tech, Mobile Apps, Pop Culture, Manhattan, Jazz, Vine, Time Magazine, EMS, The Daily Beast, Cto, Rus Yusopov

Offset Interrupts Cardi B Onstage: “TAKE ME BACK CARDI”

Cardi B and Offset are going through a pretty public breakup right now. Cardi announced the split via Instagram earlier this month. Since then, Offset's been posting pleas to social media, asking Cardi to take him back. He shared his "birthday wish" in an Instagram video and tweeted, "FUCK YALL I MISS CARDI." … More »
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Cardi B, Cardi, Offset

Vijay Gupta To Leave LA Phil And Concentrate On Street Symphony

The violinist, who won a MacArthur “genius” grant this year, has decided to leave his seat as one of the orchestra’s first violins. He said, “The L.A. Phil saved my life when I was a 19-year-old kid. It was the way that I was able to continue being a musician and to continue growing as an artist. … And I’m really excited to take that artistry beyond Los Angeles and beyond the work of being in an orchestra.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, Phil, LA Phil, MacArthur, Vijay Gupta, 12.16.18

Placemakers: Why Midsize Cities Are The Next Music Hubs [Kyle Bylin]

Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin writes about the rise of midsize cities. He believes these places are the next platforms for music ideas. Local residents are choosing to build their businesses where they live rather than relocating to pursue their dreams. These small businesses, fused with state personality and pride, are poised to reshape the music landscape in the coming decades. By Kyle Bylin | @kylebylin I. No Place Like Home Four years ago, I boarded a flight from Los Angeles, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Music, Minneapolis, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Pandora, North Dakota, Idaho, Washington Dc, New Orleans, Simon Cowell

How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video)

This is a great video from Real Engineering on YouTube that compares your brain and its ability to put together patterns in comparison to Shazam and how it works. This a great in-depth video of how Shazam is able to process the large level of computing power in a very short period of time. The post How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video) appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Video, Music, Technology, Tech, Engineering, Hash, Shazam, Digital Music News, Hash Functions, Real Engineering on YouTube


As my friend Nick Rossi would say, I fell down the rabbit-hole — comfortable, not claustrophic.  And I’m grateful to Dustin Wittmann for pointing out where the entrance was located, by posting this anonymous-but-delightful dance band side on Facebook. Forty years ago, I wouldn’t … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Irreplaceable, Sam Browne, Tin Pan Alley, Gus Kahn, Pay Attention

Little Dragon – “Lover Chanting (Jayda G Remix)”

More tunes from one of our favorite bands.
Tags: Jazz, Little Dragon, Songs

Culture You Can Heft

In 2004, the way I interacted with culture fundamentally changed. That’s the year I got my first iPod. Before my iPod, if I wanted to listen to music, I’d have to pop a CD into my car’s 5-disc changer or bring along my Discman. When one CD was over and I wanted to listen to another, I’d have to put in another disc. If I wanted to buy a new CD, I’d mosey on down to a music store. I’d often go looking for an album from one band, but after talking to the store clerk, walk away with one fro...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Music, Instagram, Life, Netflix, Silicon Valley, John, Kate, Bonds, Hulu, Aristotle, Terms Of Service, Tulsa, Gus

I Live In A 2-Bedroom In Harlem — Here's How Much I Pay In Rent

What It's Like Living In The Same Building As Your S.O. In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 26-year-old Rachel Herron shows off her Harlem 2-bedroom apartment.When Rachel Herron first saw her boyfriend's apartment, she knew immediately that she wanted to move in. To clarify: not into his apartment, but definitely into the building."I really liked it primarily because utilities are included in the rent,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Harlem, Wayfair, Rachel, Herron, Amazon Home, Rachel Herron

Watch Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson, & Sean Ono Lennon Play SNL

Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson performed on last night's Matt Damon-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. Ronson played guitar while Cyrus sang their collaborative track “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.” Sean Ono Lennon joined them for their cover of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Christmas song, “Happy Xmas (War Is … More »
Tags: Video, Music, John Lennon, Matt Damon, Yoko Ono, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Ronson, Cyrus, Sean Ono Lennon, Miley Cyrus Mark Ronson

SNL Did An Entire Sketch About Whether Weezer Suck Now

Matt Damon hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live and played a ride-or-die Weezer fan in one of the sketches. It starts with him playing their cover of "Africa" by Toto at a Christmas party. Leslie Jones calls Damon a fake fan for liking Weezer's new stuff: "I'm just confused because real … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Matt Damon, Africa, Saturday Night Live, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Leslie Jones, Damon, Toto

The Top 10 College Party Songs of 2018

Wondering what the name of that song from the party last night was? Got you covered! Read on for the 10 iconic party songs that rocked 2018.2018 marks a year of highs and lows for music with several artists passing away and new artists blossoming. As another year of spectacular and not-so spectacular music comes to a close, we want to reminisce about some of the most popular party songs we heard at every get-together on campus this year. 2018 was the year of pop-rap combos and some unpredictable...
Tags: Music, College, College Party, Bruno Mars, Music Video, Miami, Nice, Drake, Party, Tyga, Bronx, Pharrell Williams, Memphis, Migos, Calvin Harris, University Of Miami

Resurfaced tweets out T-Pain as — drumroll, please — as a gay ally!

Turns out not every old tweet is problematic.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Hip-hop, Rappers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Frank Ocean, Ally, Rapper

"all musicals sound like this to me."

all musicals sound like this to me— Matt Buechele (@mattbooshell) December 14, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Comedy, Law, Theater, Ann Althouse, Matt Buechele

KING DIAMOND Unleashes "Come To The Sabbath" Live Clip From Upcoming Live Albums

Yes, it's a Mercyful Fate song. The post KING DIAMOND Unleashes "Come To The Sabbath" Live Clip From Upcoming Live Albums appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, King Diamond


Jed Simon, formerly of Strapping Young Lad. The post IMONOLITH (THREAT SIGNAL, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) Parts Ways With Jed Simon appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Breakups & Shakeups, Jed Simon, Imonolith

Parents Reacting To Extreme Metal Is Pretty Funny

Specifically videos from Behemoth, Architects, Arch Enemy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Animals As Leaders and more. The post Parents Reacting To Extreme Metal Is Pretty Funny appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Behemoth, Architects, Animals As Leaders, Arch Enemy, Nekrogoblikon, Lady Baby, Signs of Swarm, The Black Satans

KATAPLEXIS Gives Death-Grind A New Meaning With Self-Titled LP

Canadian death grinders Kataplexis are one of those bands where we are always surprised that they've fallen under the radar.... The post KATAPLEXIS Gives Death-Grind A New Meaning With Self-Titled LP appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Full Album Stream, New Music, Filth Regime Records, Kataplexis, PRC Music

A Week In New York City On A $90,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a front end engineer working in tech who makes $90,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on burgers.Occupation: Front End EngineerIndustry: TechAge: 28Location: New York, NYSalary: $90,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $2,127Monthly Expense...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, New York, Minneapolis, New York City, Africa, Mta, Michelle Obama, Tsa, Denver, Barclays Center, Bloomingdale, Welp, Cora Harrington, HerRoom

Reader's Poll: Best Vocalist of the Year

There were a lot of great vocal performances this year, but which singer stood out among the rest? We've narrowed... The post Reader's Poll: Best Vocalist of the Year appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Best of 2018

The Only Liquid Liner That Actually Stays Put On My Greasy Lids

The future of beauty is here — and you’re invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, brands, and people that are breaking the rules and redefining beauty standards, one lipstick at a time.Between the cat eye -challenged and those who can finesse a sharp flick in the back of an Uber, in the dark, or with their eyes closed, I'm one of the latter. Not to brag, but since I was first allowed to wear makeup as a teenager, a thic...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Fenty, Fenty Beauty

Who Gets To Claim Verdi?

What happened to Verdi? He used to be on Italian money (back when the lira existed), and now there’s a festival – but there’s also a huge argument between dozens of Verdi fans. Which political party and movement can claim the composer? – Los Angeles Review of Books
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Verdi, 12.15.18

This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on why midsize cities will be the next major music hubs, why copyright law isn't so bad for creatives, how to effectively work with a record producer, and more. Placemakers: Why Midsize Cities Are the Next Music Hubs [Kyle Bylin] Copyright Flipped On Its Head: A Creators Perspective Kid Rock Saved Christmas, Paying Off All 350 Layaway Accounts At A Tennessee Walmart How To Work With A Record Producer: Reto P...
Tags: Music, Tennessee, Music Business, Live & Touring, Owen Davie, Kyle Bylin

Hilarious Meme Accurately Describes the Whole Kanye and Kim Kardashian West vs. Drake Thing

A hilarious meme that oh so accurately paints a vivid picture of this whole “Kanye and Kim Kardashian West vs. Drake” debacle is making the rounds on Twitter. The meme itself isn’t new, but the way that it’s used is. A black man is rapping, pretty horribly, tbh, and his white lady friend is hyping him the hell up in the background. If you can’t see how this relates to Kim and Kanye by now, I don’t know what to say to you. Check it out and see for yourself below: “Kanye West and Kim K outside of...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Memes, Viral, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kim, Drake, Beefs, Lol, Kris Jenner, Kanye, Kim Kardashian West, Ye

Album Review: JARBOE The Cut Of The Warrior

Avant rock at its finest, Jarboe continues to embrace 35 years into her career. The post Album Review: JARBOE The Cut Of The Warrior appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Reviews, Music, Steve Reich, Neurosis, Jarboe

"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 16th

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2018 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:...
Tags: New York Post, Music, David, New Jersey, New Zealand, Michigan, Kim, Columbia, Penn, Toronto Star, Jocelyn, Seattle Times, Kenosha News, Elaine, St Louis Post Dispatch, Gill

Lil’ Uzi Vert Runs Off During Nardwuar Interview

Nardwuar and Lil’ Uzi Vert recently reconnected during The Breakout Winter Festival in Vancouver, Canada. Two years after their first meeting, The Human Serviette appears to have rattled the Philadelphia star somewhat. After speaking about their love for plaid, GG Allin memorabilia, and reminiscing about the early days, Lil’ Uzi Vert somewhat uncomfortable with Nardwuar knowing too much. At that point, Uzi takes a page from Kanye West and Kodak Black‘s recent viral moments and storms out of t...
Tags: Interviews, Kanye West, Jazz, Philadelphia, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Nardwuar, Uzi, Vancouver Canada, Allin, Serviette

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - December 16th, 2018

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Insomnia by Marina Benjamin This slim, beguiling memoir of sleeplessness from award-winning memoirist Marina Benjamin comes with ringing endorsements from leading lights of contemporary creative nonfiction like Deborah Levy and Olivia Laing. Told in s...
Tags: Music, David, Levy, New Orleans, Montreal, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Austen, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, Deborah Levy, Jim Crow South, Anne Carson, Maggie Nelson, Semiotext, John Cowper Powys, Marina Benjamin

Granblue Fantasy Fes AR Show Brings the Girls to Life

Enthusiasts of wildly praised smartphone game Granblue Fantasy have been rendered speechless by “Granblue Fantasy Fes 2018” as the event featured the game’s characters dancing on-stage by way of augmented reality, a stunning display perhaps popularized by virtual diva Hatsune Miku. Numerous characters from the franchise (albeit mostly the girls) could be seen singing and […]
Tags: Music, Japan, Technology, Events, Augmented Reality, Anime, Hatsune Miku, Granblue Fantasy

Cardi B Wants Fans to Leave Her “Baby Father” Offset Alone

Cardi B didn’t look too pleased with Offset after he crashed her Rolling Loud performance last night. Cardi was in the middle of her performing Saturday (Dec. 15) at the Rolling Loud festival in Los Angeles when Offset took over the stage in his latest attempt to beg for her forgiveness in front of the whole world. This came not too long after he and 21 Savage got the crowd to chant “Cardi, take Offset back!” WATCH: Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Rolling Loud Set to Beg Her to Take Him Back “I just ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Savage, Celebrity Couples, Cardi B, Cardi, Offset, Celebrity Relationships, Rolling Loud, Celebrity Break-ups

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