Ring Camera Hacks, Viral Fakes, and Decade Highlights: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

December always goes by too fast in my opinion. One moment, it’s the first and I have all the time in the world to scope out Christmas presents, and the next moment I’m in a mad dash to slap a bow and some wrapping paper on whatever last-minute gift I managed to grab that morning as I rush out the door to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Science, Privacy, New York City, Surveillance, Nintendo, Pop Culture, Birds Of Prey, Fake, Spiders, Rings, Surveillance State, Privacy And Security, Nintendo Switch, Best Of Gizmodo

L.A. Buzz Bands Show (holiday edition), tonight at 9 on The Independent 88.5 FM

Who spiked my eggnog? Tonight, I’ll be spreading a little holiday cheer (and weirdness) on the L.A. Buzz Bands Show, kicking off at 9 p.m. on The Independent 88.5 FM. I’ll have new, original Christmas tunes from Los Lobos, Letters to Cleo, Mike Krol, the Regrettes, Mini Trees, the Jacks and Mikal Cronin, along with freshly minted covers by Jesika von Rabbit and Apex Manor. Plus, I’ll revisit some favorites from recent years, courtesy of Jeff Schroeder (of Night Dreamer, Smashing Pumpkins) and th...
Tags: Music, Radio, Buzz Bands La, Jeff Schroeder, Los Lobos, Local Music, Mikal Cronin, Cleo, Jenny, Jesika von Rabbit, Los Angeles music, Gary Calamar, 88.5 FM, Mike Krol, The Independent 88.5 FM, Cleo Mike Krol

Mumford -- Art and Technics (iii)

...that the development of art historically has its parallel in the development of the individual, and that human infants exhibit, without embarrassment, many characteristics we find most marked [25] in the artist--above all a certain innocent self-love, which makes him regard his own productions as precious and worthy of attention. Without that fundamental vanity, man might never have had sufficient respect for the materials of symbolism to transform them into works of art--works taking stable ...
Tags: Jazz, Mozart, Technics, LM, Stefan Kac, Bach Beethoven, Blog Month 2019, Art And Technics (mumford, Mumford (lewis

Tekashi 6ix9ine to Be Released From Prison After U.S. Federal Government & DA Drop ALL Charges (Report)

Tekashi 6ix9ine will officially be a free man within the next 72 hours if online reports are to be believed. According to an exclusive report from Hip-Hop website, the U.S. Federal Government, probation department and the defense attorney have officially come to terms to give Tekashi Snitch9ine time served. 6ix9ine is set to be released from jail in less than 72 hours, and will appear in court to be sentenced to one-year and a day. Under FEDs sentencing guidelines, the mandatory mini...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Federal, Paul Engelmayer, Daniel Hernandez, Engelmayer, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi, Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, Tekashi Previous, Count Two, Michael Longyear

Izzy Ikkx – “Safe”

From Vienna/Austria, up and coming independent rapper/singer Izzy Ikkx releases his new single titled “Safe“. This single is part one of a conceptual series of singles, all standing alone and yet tied together by mutual themes, most importantly concerning mental health, addiction and coping with life’s downs.  Follow him on Instagram @izzyikkx.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Vienna Austria, Izzy Ikkx

Not Even a Blackout Gives Expert Taiko no Tatsujin Player Pause

A video of an expert Taiko no Tatsujin player has garnered praise as the individual is able to persist in playing through a rather intense level despite being temporarily impaired by a technological fault. The recorded footage depicts the person progressing well through a difficult song before the screen ends up turning off briefly (the […]
Tags: Games, Music, Technology, Anime, Music Games, Arcade Gaming, Taiko Drum Master, Taiko no Tatsujin

Photos: DIIV at the Lodge Room

[See image gallery at] “DIIV, DIIV, DIIV!” Chanted the sold-out crowd, champing at the bit in anticipation of the first of DIIV’s three-show Lodge Room residency on Friday night. Despite the Lodge Room’s small stage, the New York four-piece made it work — kicking off their set with several tracks off 2019’s “Deceiver,” including “Horsehead” and “Skin Game.” Working back through their catalog, the band made sure to tap favorites “Take Your Time” and “Bent (Roi’s Song)” from 2016’s “...
Tags: Music, New York, Featured, Gallery, Show Review, Diiv, Horsehead, Milly, Launder, Lodge Room, Milly Milly

Soulten – “All Cost” | MIC SESSION

Soulten slides thru our Los Angeles HQ and drops an exclusive Mic Session performing his single” All Cost”. Follow Soulten on IG:
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John Frusciante Rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers

Almost 10 years ago to the day, longtime Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante announced that he had left the band, this time seemingly for good. He was replaced by John Klinghoffer, who would go on to play on two RHCP albums, 2009's I'm With You and 2016's The Getaway. Today, the … More »
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Traditional Music Theory Teaches Inequality As A Matter Of Course

The majority of music students in the US don’t listen to classical or “Western art” music at all, except in classes. For those who teach music theory, questions emerge: “How can we justify our near-exclusive reliance on traditional pedagogy, especially in situations where it isn’t necessary to do so? What biases do we create in our students when we declare Western art music to be mandatory knowledge for anyone pursuing formal studies in music? What biases does this reveal in us?” – New Music B...
Tags: Art, Music, US, 12.11.19

Chance The Rapper Cancels Already Postponed Tour

Chance The Rapper has cancelled The Big Tour, which was supposed to be in support of his most recent album, The Big Day. The tour was previously postponed from its scheduled September start date after Chance said that he wanted to spend more time with his family. The rescheduled tour was … More »
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Meek Mill Opens Up About Past Drug Use, Drake, Grammys & More

A "Conversation Between Champions" with C tha God.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Meek Mill, Charlamagne Tha God

Ghost Ship Fire TV Show Put On Hold After Protest

A few days ago, word got out that a television show based on the Ghost Ship warehouse fire was in development from the husband-and-wife team Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. Production on the show hadn't gone very far -- it was only floated as an idea as part of a multi-year deal with … More »
Tags: Music, News, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Ghost Ship

Mozart Dee is Heavenly Reyna!! No More MuzicbyMozart!

Mozart Dee is Heavenly Reyna!! No More MuzicbyMozart! Goodbye Mozart Dee, Hello Heavenly Reyna! Singer/songwriter & Actress Heavenly Reyna has big news to Goodbye Mozart Dee, hello Heavenly Reyna! Singer, songwriter & actress Heavenly Reyna has big news to start the new year and new decade! Watch her video on her Instagram & hear her explain it in her own words. See her travel life,  growing up as a  global trilingual in 30 seconds, getting ready to change the world with her music and acting. S...
Tags: Travel, Videos, Europe, Music, Television, Film, Africa, America, Blog, Barcelona, Morocco, Paris, Lady Gaga, Skype, Mozart, Tim Ferriss

Tonight in L.A.: Thurston Moore Group, Lebanon Hanover, French Vanilla, DIIV, Jonas Brothers, As I Lay Dying, Chon, Motel Radio, Sundressed, Chad Price, Guttermouth

L.A. concerts for Sunday: ► Thurston Moore Group plays Zebulon in support of their new triple-album of compositions titled “Spirit Counsel.” Devin Brahja Waldman opens. ► L.A. art-punk quartet French Vanilla rocks the Echo, with Heaven Pegasus, Mary Set and Kevin supporting. ► DIIV is back for a second night at the Lodge Room, supported by Storefront Church and Nixon / Kato. ► German minimal wave duo Lebanon Hanover play Part Time Punks at the Echoplex, joined by Selofan and Second Still. ► New ...
Tags: Music, Arizona, New Orleans, Preview, Continental, Diiv, Thurston Moore, Kevin, Catalina Club, Harvard Stone, Billy Davis Jr, Devendra Banhart, McCabe, Jonas Brothers, Sammy Kay, Pappy Harriet

How Composer Lei Liang Won The Grawemeyer Award

Breaking down his award-winning “A Thousand Mountains, a Million Streams” – and hearing from the composer himself: “It’s a challenge to see myself as a vessel, as an imaginative and creative force that has a place in history — so that you create while you preserve at the same time. Today, in a different world, that encompasses the environmental, cultural and spiritual responsibilities an artist has.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Lei Liang, 12.13.19

The Metropolitan Opera Conductor Who Originally Wanted To Be The Pope

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says that after many years of wanting to conduct the Mass, he decided one day when he was 10 to play-act at conducting Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. That day, everything changed: “At that moment, my fascination with reli​g​ion was transferred to music and the liturgical aspect of the church became the ritual of the concert.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Mozart, Yannick Nézet Séguin, 12.13.19

Taylor Swift Headlining Glastonbury 2020

Taylor Swift is taking on a significantly lighter touring load in support of her new album, Lover. She's only performing a pair of stateside shows -- two in Massachusetts and two in Los Angeles -- for what's being dubbed Lover Fest and West. More »
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, Glastonbury

Watch Debbie Harry & Jesse Malin Cover The Pogues’ “Fairytale Of New York”

Last night at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, a group got together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clash's London Calling, which came out on 12/14/79. Musicians on the bill included Gogol Bordello's Euguene Hutz, Blondie's Debbie Harry, Jesse Malin, Fred Armisen, Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner, Sunflower Bean's Julia … More »
Tags: Video, Music, New York, London, New York City, Gogol Bordello, Jesse Malin, Bowery Ballroom, Julia, Debbie Harry, Pogues, Joe Strummer, The Pogues, Euguene Hutz Blondie

Watch Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron Cover “I Will Always Love You”

A few months ago, Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum released a new album with the Canadian musician Julie Doiron, Lost Wisdom pt. 2. And a couple weeks ago, the two musicians went out on tour in support of it. That tour is about to wrap up -- they only have dates in Philadelphia and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Dolly Parton, Philadelphia, Mariah Carey, Phil Elverum, Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron


November 21, 2019 might have been an unremarkable day and night for some of us — leaving aside that it is Coleman Hawkins’ birthday — but at Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, the stars were … Continue reading →
Tags: New York, Wow, Bliss, Swing, Jazz, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Count Basie, Jo Jones, Coleman Hawkins, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing

James “Radio” Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr. Movie, Dies at 73

James “Radio” Kennedy—the man who inspired the movie “Radio,” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.—has died. He was 73 years old. Kennedy’s niece and caregiver, Jackie Kennedy, confirmed the sad news to WYFF News 4 Sunday morning (Dec. 15). Jackie said her uncle was taken to Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson County Saturday afternoon, and he passed away early Sunday morning. Kennedy was a regular fixture on the sidelines of T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina for more than 50 years after h...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cuba, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jackie, South Carolina, Kennedy, Jones, James, Hanna, Anderson County, Harold Jones, Jackie Kennedy, Anderson South Carolina, R.I.P

Suburban Metal Dad #896: “SMD Xmas, Day 8: What They’re Missing”

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Being A Content Gatekeeper for Children [Podcast #293]

Do you check the ratings of movies and video games before your children consume them? What about YouTube or other online streaming services? Resources like Common Sense Media are wonderful resources but are there other things to consider? This week on the podcast we discuss our personal approaches and several things to keep in mind as parents — and even as Uncles, Aunts, Grandparents, friends, etc. as a content gatekeeper for children. Jump into the conversation via Twitter @ChurchMag using #...
Tags: Podcast, Parenting, Children, Seo, Web, Pop Culture, Content Rating

The Grammys Tend To Be Pale, Male, And Somewhat Stale

Can the Recording Academy’s new plan change that? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Recording Academy, 12.13.19

Listen Up

From a rhythmic collaboration to a charitable cover of Silent Night, a few of our favorite tracks from this week Phoebe Bridgers feat. Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger: 7 O’Clock News / Silent Night With 100% of the profits from this recording donated to Planned Parenthood, Phoebe Bridgers’ collaborative cover of “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” arrives with meaning and purpose. Fiona Apple harmonizes …
Tags: Design, Music Videos, Dance, Hip-hop, Jazz, Christmas Music, Listenup, Electronic, Collaborations, Funk, New Music, Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers, House Music, Fiona Apple, Kaytranada

Pipe Dreams: Will an Organ Roar in the New Geffen Hall?

Organ lovers hope the rebuilt hall will return a pipe organ to the New York Philharmonic’s home. But space is tight.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Musical instruments, New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Restoration and Renovation, Organs (Musical, New Geffen Hall

French new wave star Anna Karina dies aged 79

Karina was best known for the string of films she made with Jean-Luc Godard, including A Woman Is a Woman and Pierrot le FouDanish-French actor Anna Karina, star of Band a Parte and Pierrot le Fou and collaborator with New Wave director Jean-Paul Godard, has died of cancer at the age of 79, her agent said.Karina, who epitomised 1960s chic with her elfin features and big kohl-rimmed blue eyes, starred in seven films made by her ex-husband Godard, including Alphaville. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Film, France, World news, Culture, World cinema, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Godard, Karina, Pierrot, Jean Paul Godard

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