Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Recap: Reunited & It Feels So Good

After a 595-day wait, this is truly the beginning of the end. One down, only five to go .This week’s much anticipated Game of Thrones premiere seems entirely self-aware that it’s time to start wrapping things up. In many ways, this was a return to the dynamics of the very first seasons: A royal army marching north; growing dissent within the ranks of the Northmen as the king brings home a foreign consort; lovers frolicking in bodies of water, vowing to stay there forever; and hushed conversati...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New Jersey, Jon Snow, Sam, King, Robert, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jon, Robb, Westeros, Jaime, Pilou Asbæk, Cersei, Winterfell, Arya

Wait, Why Is Jaime Lannister In Winterfell Again?

Who would've guessed it?! Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is an official Good Guy. At the end of the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere, a newly dark-haired Jaime emerges from a carriage in Winterfell and locks eyes with Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), signaling that their character arcs have officially come full circle.Eight seasons ago, a much blonder, much smarmier Jaime pushed Bran out of Winterfell's highest tower after the tree-climbing Stark son accidentally caught Jaime and his si...
Tags: Fashion, Music, North, South, White Walker, Jon, Jaime, Lannister, Cersei, Peter Dinklage, Winterfell, Bran Isaac Hempstead Wright, Bran, Sansa Sophie Turner, Jon Snow Kit Harington, Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke

Ramirez – “Does It Real Good”

What’s old is new and what’s new is old in Ramirez’ latest offering: “Does It Real Good”. The record pays homage to Project Pat and Memphis Rap by shouting him out, reimagining his flow and the featuring the minimal, repetitive production style of the early 90’s scene. Stream the record here and be sure to check out the originator of this style, Project Pat.
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Mastermind K-pop producer has built a $770 million fortune

The global K-pop music craze is generating a fortune for Bang Si-hyuk, a South Korean producer known as "Hitman."
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RudySamA – “Love You 2” (Album Review)

SoCal’s RudySamA is familiar on the underground scene thanks to his witty wordplay and promising appeal. The Perris recording artist follows up his first project with a must-hear sequel in the new album, Love You 2. While most sequel fails to live up to the hype, RudySamA is eager to change that assumption on his latest effort with an impressive collection of new music. While following up his 2018 EP, Relics, Love You 2 is regarded as the rising star’s most promising effort to-date. Already kn...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, Perris, RudySamA, Love You 2, Spotify Moody

This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from inside the music industry took to their soapboxes to examine the risk of music business 2.0 syndrome and explain why we need a conscious music tech revolution now, plus Barack Obama's tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. Optimistic Delusion And Music Business Version 2.0 Syndrome Read Barack Obama's Tribute to Nipsey Hussle Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW! [Author: Owen Davie]
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Q&A With Hip Hop Producer Third Eye

– Third Eye, congratulations on your latest release “Welcome To The Cohiba Lounge”, definitely will be considered a classic in our book!!  Where are you originally from and how long have you been making beats? My appreciation to the crew for their review, thanks for having me! I was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, from two Italian families on both sides. From the age of 16 -18 onwards, I started taking notice of the production side of things, but never took it seriously. Although ...
Tags: Connecticut, Jazz, West Coast, Adelaide South Australia, West Philadelphia, Warren G, Southern Australia, Q&A Interviews, Third Eye, Masta Ace

Watch SNL & Emma Stone Remake A Random Klymaxx Video

Last year, Donald Glover starred in a Saturday Night Live parody of a music video for R&B singer Oran “Juice” Jones' 1986 song "The Rain." On last night's episode, the cast debuted a remake of another obscure '80s video. This week's host Emma Stone starred in a rendition of the music … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Emma Stone, Saturday Night Live, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones, Donald Glover, Oran, Klymaxx

A “Mom” Necklace For Every Type Of Matriarch

If your mom is anything like our moms, she’s had a lifetime to acquire everything she needs, and she may even be downsizing; nudging you to get those last few boxes out of your childhood bedroom. Or perhaps the mother being gifted is a brand new mom who is still settling into her first season of motherhood. Either way, if you're looking for a special gift this May, we're big “mom” necklace proponents. It’s a small, simple statement of her very important role and relationship, and it won’t take ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Meyer, MEGHAN MARKLE, Jennifer Meyer

When The Star Of A Ring Cycle Is The Traditional Villain

At the Met, “the typically villainous Alberich — the dwarfish Nibelung of the title — is portrayed with nobility and nuance by Tomasz Konieczny, in a stunning company debut.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Alberich, Tomasz Konieczny, 04.12.19

WATCH: Cardi B’s Hilariously Shady Response When Asked If She’d Ever Perform With Nicki Minaj

Don’t hold your breath for an epic Cardi B/Nicki Minaj performance or collab anytime soon. The two rivals will not be kissing and making up in the near future if Cardi B has her way.The “Please Me” emcee was walking the red carpet on Friday (Apr. 12) when Variety’s Marc Malkin unexpectedly brought up Minaj.“Is there ever a chance that you and Nicki would make up and perform together?” he asked.Cadi’s response was a perfect combination of wit and shade.just nod and smile yall
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Shade, Nicki Minaj, Beef, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, US Weekly, Cardi B, Variety, Malkin, New York Fashion Week, Cardi, Nicki, Minaj

Fame & Phonz – “That Pressure” (Album Review)

Cincinnati is stacked with fresh out the oven hot up-and-coming artists right now. Leading the classes of newbies is the popular duo known as Fame & Phonz. Today, the swagalicious duo prepare to put Cincinnati on the map with their latest project, properly-titled, That Pressure. The extremely talented duo have well-earned respect throughout the music industry. Cincinnati has thrown huge parties project X-esque style over the years for the two and recently did a two-day music festival called, “T...
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Tiger Woods Wins the Masters for the First Time Since 2005

He did it! Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title on Sunday (Apr. 14), marking his first major victory since the 2008 United States Open and his first Masters win since 2005.43-year-old Woods shot 13 under par throughout the tournament. His victory comes after four back surgeries that left him wondering in recent years if he’d ever play again.Woods finished the tournament with his signature fist pump and hugged his family members.Today’s win also marks Woods’ 15th major championship win overall...
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Is Meghan Markle The Most Powerful Woman In Fashion? All Signs Point To Yes

Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but according to Anna Wintour, royals certainly are.At Tina Brown’s annual Women in the World summit the Vogue editor-in-chief and arguably the most influential name in fashion revealed she’s inspired by the style of none other than the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.“Obviously, her style is fantastic,” Wintour said, according to The Cut. “When she went on that trip to Australia and New Zealand, she was very respectful in choosing a lot of unknown...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Australia, Vogue, New Zealand, Copenhagen, Anna Wintour, Sussex, MEGHAN MARKLE, Wintour, Tina Brown, Duchess of Sussex

Madonna Shares Madame X Album Teaser

Madonna announced her forthcoming album, Madame X, today in a cinematic teaser video. Her Autotuned vocals play over a piano melody as she dons a variety of elaborate costumes: “The thing that hurt the most was that I wasn’t lost.” The video was created by Nuno Xico and frequent Madonna collaborator Steven Klein. More »
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The Best Hairstyles At Coachella Were Perfectly Pastel

Coachella is a lot of things: hot as hell, fun AF, and full of interesting people from all over the world. It's also super colorful. This year, color was heavily present in various parts of the festival, from the multi-tiered Spectra art installation to the food station setups. Of course, the colorful theme went beyond the festival infrastructure.Festival-goers painted the Indio, California grounds in rainbow shades with their neon outfits and iridescent face shimmer. Pastel hair color also dom...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Selena Gomez, Coachella, Indio California, Cardi, Taki Taki, Coachella Pink

Morrissey Reschedules Canadian Shows Due To Medical Emergency

Morrissey has postponed his first Canadian tour in almost two decades due to a "medical emergency." He was slated to perform at the Orpheum in Vancouver tonight and tomorrow, but the Vancouver Civic Theatres announced that the shows will be moved to 10/14 and 10/15. His Edmonton show, originally planned for 4/18 at … More »
Tags: Music, News, Vancouver, Morrissey, Edmonton, Vancouver Civic Theatres

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Gave a Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border to Deliver a Unifying Message

"A country is not a hotel, and it's not full," Ma said
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Uncategorized, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, U S Mexico Border, Onetime

Diabolic & Vanderslice Release ‘Collusion’ Album

Battle-ready bars over neck-breaking beats.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Vanderslice, DIABOLIC

Watch Japanese Breakfast Cover “Lovefool”

A few weeks ago, Japanese Breakfast debuted a new song and cover in Boston. We saw fan-shot footage of the new song, and now, we bear witness to their awesome cover of the Cardigans' classic "Lovefool." The band know how to cover a song. On New Year's Eve, they delivered equally great More »
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A Week In New York City On A Joint $400,000 Income

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.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Cvs, Joe, Tula, Tupperware, Kiehl, Flatiron, Tex Mex, Peloton, Michael Scott

The Flaming Lips – “All For The Life Of The City”

Yesterday, the Flaming Lips released an exclusive Record Store Day LP, King's Mouth: Music And Songs, limited to 4000 gold vinyl copies before its wide in July. They premiered its lead single, "All For The Life Of The City," via Billboard. King's Mouth is a concept album based on the band's art installation … More »
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Everything I Hid Under My Bed — & Why I Got Rid Of It All

What Exactly Is Under Sloan's Bed? When I moved into my three-bedroom Lower East Side apartment I fought for the big room with the two big windows. My two roommates put up a good fight, but I’d sell my soul for natural light. I have lived in some tiny spaces where sunlight was the only reprieve from a dark, gloomy NYC apartment.I won out, but had to give up one key feature: This room didn’t have a closet.At first, I didn’t think the closet-less room would be an issue. I was going to get a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lower East Side, Sloan, Meghal

"In Rebuke to Trump, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach at US-Mexico Border."

Reads the headline at Inside Hook.“As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls,” Ma said, taking a verbal jab at President Trump’s attempts at building massive walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. After his performance, the artist, referring to the bridge that connects the two cities, said:. “I’ve lived my life at the borders. Between cultures. Between disciplines. Between musics. Between generations.” [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Protest, Law, Mexico, US, Trump, Ma, Bach, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump Yo Yo Ma Plays Bach

Watch Weezer Bring Out Tears For Fears, TLC’s Chilli At Coachella

Back in January, Weezer released a surprise covers album, The Teal Album, following the success of their "Africa” cover last year. They brought some of those covers to life last night during their Coachella set. TLC's Chilli joined the band to perform "No … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Africa, Tlc, Coachella, Weezer, Chilli, Tears for Fears

K-Pop Takes America As BTS Play SNL, BLACKPINK Play Coachella

Last night was a big night for K-Pop in America. K-pop boy band BTS made their Saturday Night Live debut, while K-pop girl group BLACKPINK took the Coachella stage for the first time. BTS performed "Mic Drop" and “Boy With Luv” without its usual Halsey feature. BLACKPINK played a 13-song set including hits … More »
Tags: Video, Music, America, Saturday Night Live, Coachella, Bts, Blackpink

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