Rome Streetz & The Artivist – “Joyeria” (Album Review)

Rome Streetz is an MC from New York that came onto my radar earlier this year with his near-perfect 3rd studio album Headcrack, which was entirely produced by Canada’s very own Futurewave. This was followed up with Noise Kandy 3: The Overdose in June & to end his prolific year, he’s teaming up with The Artivist for Joyeria. After the intro, we get into the first song “Run da Jewelz”. Where Rome flexes over a soul sample with some horns. The next song “Die4U” touches down on loyalty straight fro...
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Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Year in Photos

2019 was certainly a year for indelible memories — and here are many of ours, in the way of Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Year in Photos. Here we salute the assiduous work of the concert photographers who contributed to this website in 2019. Alphabetically: Josh Beavers, Matt Cowan, David Gonzalez, Bryan Greenberg, Jessica Hanley, Brandon Hardy, Maximilian Ho, Roy Jurgens, Annie Lesser, Susan Moll, S.Lo, Notes From Vivace, Dana Lynn Pleasant, Zane Roessell, Samantha Saturday, Jazz Shadem...
Tags: Music, Featured, Gallery, Show Review, Matt Cowan, Jessica Hanley, Desert Hearts, Josh Beavers, Best of 2019, Photos of the Year, Better Oblivion Community Center, Popular With Us 2019, The Year in Photos, Vivace Dana Lynn Pleasant Zane Roessell Samantha, Michelle Shiers Samuel C Ware, Coachella Pasadena Daydream

My top three Polish tunes of the last decade

Charles Darwin once remarked: “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” Albert Einstein declared: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician.” Jimi Hendrix called music his “religion.” Image by Pezibear from Pixabay We all know benefits of the music! Music makes you happier! “I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James Music lowers stress and improves heal...
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Shorties (Walter Mosley Remembered Toni Morrison, Recommended Anti-Christmas Songs, and more)

Walter Mosley remembered Toni Morrison at the Observer. uDiscoverMusic recommended anti-Christmas songs. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 869 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. December's best eBook deals. Jonathan Rosenberg discussed his book, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from The Great War through the Cold War, with Weekend Edition. Deadline re...
Tags: Music, Hbo, New York, America, David, Dolly Parton, Toni Morrison, Neal Stephenson, Chromatics, Brooklynvegan, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Brown, Hazlitt, Pogues, Salman Rushdie, Walter Mosley

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is #1 on Hot 100 After 25 Years & Also Her 19th #1 Hit

Christmas came a bit early for Mariah Carey. For the first time ever, “All I Want for Christmas” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 25 years! Carey’s holiday album “Merry Christmas” was first released way back in 1994, and since then, the highest any of her Christmas songs have ever been near the top of the Hot 100 was back in December 2017 when the same song was ranked No. 3. In addition to that amazing feat, “All I Want for Christmas” is the first holiday No. 1. on the Hot 100 in over SIX...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Rihanna, Christmas, Pop Culture, Jazz, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Supremes, Madison Square Garden, Carey, Billboard hot 100, Ira Madison III, 1 Singles

"Arise, fair sun..."

1. At 7:18, a yellow orb comes into view... 2. What light through yon cloud cover breaks? It is the East, and Meade is the sun! I thought I would have no sun in my sunrise photograph, but Meade has importantly and profoundly worn a sun-costume on his globelike head. I only discovered his head as a sun substitute when I got home. If I'd noticed at the time, I'd have repositioned myself to frame the sun-head right where the sun was rising behind those clouds.3. Something I did notice at the ti...
Tags: Photography, Music, Cold, Law, Beck, Snow, Birds, Ice, Sunrise, John, Hearing, The Colbert Report, Shakespeare, Paying Attention, Meade, Lake Mendota

Apple removes nostalgic app that made your phone look like an iPod

Apple removed a music player app that could make your iPhone look like an old school iPod from the App Store. The app called “Rewound” appeared on the App Store last week, but the app’s creator said that it's already "killed" by Apple.
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The Culture Story In Los Angeles This Year? The LA Philharmonic

Mark Swed: “The biggest story of all has been the stellar rise of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, becoming surely the most successful arts organization of the century so far through an insurmountable belief in the value of music to the betterment of humanity. The vision has been if you build a better concert hall, make new music widely available, and view the world through the lens of music and give it to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have it, good things happen.” – Los Angeles Times
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Video Resurfaces of Charlamagne Saying He’ll Suck Tekashi 6ix9ine’s D*ck if He Beats His Racketeering Case

A video clip that has clearly NOT aged well has resurfaced showing Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God saying he’ll give Tekashi 6ix9ine the gift of oral sex if he ends up beating his RICO case and doesn’t spend the majority of his life behind bars. Following Tekashi’s November 2019 arrest for racketeering and firearms charges, Charlamagne appeared on The Brilliant Idiots podcast and made this bold declaration: “If Tekashi 6ix9ine beats this case, I will suck his d**k and he doesn’t even hav...
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Jimi Hendrix Hosts a Jam Session Where Jim Morrison Sings Drunkenly; Jimi Records the Moment for Posterity (1968)

Two psych rock superstars at the height of their fame, both notorious for epic drug and alcohol consumption, and neither particularly suited to the other’s sensibility, Jim Morrison and Jimmy Hendrix might have been an oddly consonant musical pairing, or not. Morrison, the egomaniac, looked inward, mining his dark fantasies for material. Hendrix, the introvert, ventured into the reaches of outer space in his expansive imagination. What might come of a musical meeting? We know only what t...
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Weekly Dope: Free Nationals, Kaytranada, Atmosphere & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
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This Week’s Shows: Dec. 16-22

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: All Time Low, DIIV, Joel Taylor, Robert Francis, Colyer, SiR, Whispertown, James Vickery, LA Takedown, Rooney, UMI, the Habits, Waterparks, Il Divo, DaBaby, Kiefer Sutherland, Sebastian, Hellyeah, Ezra Collective, Zealyn, Chris Isaak, Hepa.Titus, X, the Milk Carton Kids, Jaden & Willow, Ozma, Lola Kirke, Ginger Root, Teddy Swims, Fatlip, Thursday, Shoreline Mafia, the Grouch, Eric Bellinger, Anita Baker, the Growlers, My Chemical Romance, Quitapenas, Francisca Vale...
Tags: Preview, Adam Lambert, Alain Whyte, All Time Low, Anita Baker, Ariana Grande, Batushka, Bleachers, Chris Isaak, Colyer, DaBaby, Diiv, Eric Bellinger, Ezra Collective, Ezra Furman, Fatlip

Roddy Ricch’s ‘Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial’ Tops Charts

Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial is the No. 1 album in the country.
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Stokyo Record Runner

Billed as the world’s smallest record player, this Ghostly edition Stokyo Record Runner laps the grooves of 33 1⁄3 rpm records, amplifying sound out of its internal speaker. The underside of the van bears a stylus and a cartridge system, which picks up the songs encoded below. It’s self-propelling for up to 90 minutes of playtime, courtesy of two AAA batteries. Though this playful, pocket-sized record …
Tags: Music, Design, Speakers, Vw, Records, Vinyl, AAA, Record Players, Vans, Made in Japan, Ghostly, Stokyo

Lawyer punched fashion designer in seat dispute at opera

Matthew Feargrieve convicted of assault on Ulrich Engler at Royal Opera HouseA lawyer has been convicted of assaulting a fashion designer during a dispute over a front-row seat at an opera performance.Matthew Feargrieve was found guilty in London of punching Ulrich Engler at least once while attending a performance of Wagner at the Royal Opera House on 7 October last year. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, London, Crime, UK News, Culture, Opera, Royal Opera House, Wagner, Matthew Feargrieve, Ulrich Engler, Royal Opera HouseA

Ears Wide Open: Benten

The first single from L.A.’s Benten takes aim at a time and place not often referenced by contemporary pop producers: the south of England in the 1990s, when the likes of Massive Attack and Portishead were pioneering trip-hop. “Without You” would have been at home in that next wave, boasting a sumptuous groove, celestial atmospherics and squawking bursts of synth that speak to the song’s central conflict: how a codependent relationship and addiction muddies the waters of love. The milky vocals c...
Tags: Spotify, Music, England, Featured, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Madeleine, Portishead, Benten, Martina Topley Bird, Madeleine Mayi, Odora Records

TMA-2 HD Headphones

With ultra-high definition sound, courtesy of bio-diaphragm speaker units that drastically reduce distortion, AIAIAI’s TMA-2 HD headphones deliver unmatched precision. Their Alcantara-wrapped pads are filled with memory foam that retains the wearer’s ear shape, reducing use-related discomfort and the likelihood of headaches. On a full battery, these will last through 16 hours of playback.
Tags: Music, Design, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Listening, Aiaiai, Alcantara, TMA, Musicality, Head Phones, TMA-2 HD

Diese 9 cruelty-free Beauty-Brands gehen noch einen Schritt weiter

Sind wir mal ehrlich: Eigentlich ist es absurd, dass tierversuchsfreie Beauty-Produkte noch immer nicht die Norm sind. Allein schon die Tatsache, dass wir beim Kauf eines Lippenstifts ständig überlegen müssen, ob es an einem kleinen Babyaffen getestet wurde, ist im Grunde einfach nur traurig. Tierversuche in der Kosmetikbranche sollten schon längst der Vergangenheit angehören. Aber wie bei vielen Dingen, die in unserer Welt schief laufen, sind sie nun mal weiterhin gang und gäbe. Glücklicherwei...
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Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Fiesta Bowl Predictions

We finished the regular season with some pretty entertaining conference championship games. The first three spots in the college football playoffs were set, but the fourth was up for grabs. With LSU dominating Georgia and Utah getting blown out by Oregon it was wide-open. We all thought the Oklahoma and Baylor winner would have the inside track to that spot. With Oklahoma winning, they’re set to face LSU in the other semifinal game at the Peach Bowl. In the Fiesta Bowl, we get a must see game ...
Tags: Utah, Featured, Oregon, Football, LSU, Georgia, Jazz, Tigers, College Football, Oklahoma, Clemson, Ohio State, Ohio State Buckeyes, Baylor, Justin, Clemson Tigers

WATCH: Jay-Z Snatches Phone Out of Guy’s Hand for Trying to Record Beyoncé at Diddy’s Party

If you ever find yourself in the presence of the greatness that is Beyoncé, make sure her husband Jay-Z doesn’t catch you pulling out your phone and trying to record the moment. Jay-Z, Beyoncé and a slew of other A-list celebrities attended Diddy’s 50th birthday party over the weekend at the Bad Boy founder’s Holmby Hills mansion in Los Angeles. During the star-studded bash, Beyoncé was seen cutting a rug on the dance floor with Kelly Rowland, Saweetie and others when a man boldly attempted to r...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Beyonce, Funny, Jay-z, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Hilarious, Jazz, Lol, Jay, Diddy, Don, Bey, Holmby Hills

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” Hits #1, 25 Years After Its Release

Mariah Carey has just scored her 19th #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, and she's done it with a song that's 25 years old. Back in 1994, Carey released "All I Want For Christmas Is You," a bubbly holiday jam that she co-wrote and co-produced with Walter Afanasieff. Today, for the first time ever, … More »
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Watch U2 Debut “Ahimsa” With A.R. Rahman, Play “Desire” And “One” With Noel Gallagher In Mumbai

Last month, U2 released the new single "Ahimsa," a collaboration with the great Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman. The song's title is named after the doctrine of doing no harm and respecting all living things. Last night, U2, on the final date of their long global Joshua Tree anniversary tour, came to Mumbai's D.Y. More »
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Hatty Keane Drops Digital Love Video

The 25 year old Hatty Keane dropped the video for her track Digital Love. You’ll want to put your phone down and check out the video, unless you’re watching the video via your phone. Produced by Luca Perrin, the video looks at today’s digital age, revealing the loss art of communication. The Michael King repped artist has tastemaker support from the likes of Spotify, Clash Magazine, Buzz Music and Celebmix.  She’s on 14+ Spotify playlists including Buzz Music. Moreover, she was flown to Israel...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Israel, Forbes magazine, Forbes, Michael King, Hatty Keane, Indie Invaders, Buzz Music, Hatty Keane Digital Love, Hatty Keane Drops Digital Love Video, Luca Perrin, Spotify Clash Magazine Buzz Music

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