I’ve loved the 1943-44 recordings by the Blue Note Jazzmen since I first heard them in the early Seventies.  Here’s James P. Johnson’s pensive yet dramatic composition, BLUE MIZZ, from 1944 — with the personnel listed on the label.  I’ve … Continue reading →
Tags: Ebay, Surprise, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Johnson, Ben Webster, James P. Johnson, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives

The Slap Frost Revue Announces the First Leg of their 2020 Tour

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Slappington Frostworthy (@slapfrostgotmeagain) on Dec 18, 2019 at 1:05pm PST With dates across the country paired with a stacked roster of performers, the Midwest/East Coast leg of the Slap Frost Revue is shaping up to be their most ambitious effort in their six year history. Rather than each artist performing on his own, the show has been transformed into...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, House, Portland, Jazz, Boulder, Kansas City, Jacksonville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Hawks, Michael Marshall, Denver CO, Midwest East Coast

Asshole In Gold – Its Asshole (LP)

Relying on his magnetic energy and pimp-talk storytelling with previously released tracks, “Brittany,” “Beautiful Is Love” and “Chilli & Daiboo,” it’s only a matter of time before uncommon Houston rapper Asshole In Gold blows up. Today, for the new legion of fans, he unveils his anticipated new album, properly-titled, It’s Asshole. A bold introduction piece, Asshole In Gold tells us all about his journey from Houston to the world. The seven-track project is raw untapped potential. The new Hous...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Dallas, Houston, Betty, Leroy, Jui, Asshole In Gold, Fang Gang Forever, It's Asshole, LegnaConneckGroup, Stack Moses Gold, Northside Houston, Pine Village, Texaz Tee, Respect Magazine

Cats Is Being Updated With “Improved Visual Effects”

How many lives does Cats have? On Friday -- the movie's opening day -- Universal notified thousands of theaters they will be receiving an updated version of Tom Hooper's troubled film with "some improved visual effects," according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. The move is unheard of for a … More »
Tags: Music, News, Cats, Tom Hooper

Abbey Simon, Masterly Pianist, Dies at 99

Mr. Simon, light of touch yet breathtakingly pyrotechnic, was known for his interpretations of the Romantic literature.
Tags: Music, News, Simon, Deaths (Obituaries, Abbey Simon

Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Favorite Videos of the Year

We get an avalanche of video submissions at Buzz Bands LA, so at year’s end, it does become a bit of a herculean task to go through them and pick out the highlights. Take some time and peruse the brilliance of our best of 2019, from a local scene that not only produces excellent music, but also conjures up outstanding visuals in accompaniment, often created with the most miniscule of budgets, but with a maximum of imagination. Think of this collection of our Top 40 of 2019 not as a competition, ...
Tags: Videos, Video, Music, UK, Featured, David Lynch, Borneo, NICK, Chelsea Wolfe, Local Artist, Buzz Bands La, The Year In Lists, Fidlar, Moses Sumney, Philly, Brendan Eder

Denny’s Thought Teenage Punk Show Booker “Was Renting The Space For A Meal”

Last weekend, a teenage punk became an online hero. Bryson Del Valle, a 17-year-old high school senior from Costa Mesa, booked a punk show in the back of a Denny's in Santa Ana, California. The Long Beach punk band Wacko played a 20-minute set to a chain restaurant full of rowdy kids who … More »
Tags: Music, News, Denny, Costa Mesa, Wacko, Bryson Del Valle, Santa Ana California The Long Beach


Shrine World Music Venue, on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue), just below 134th Street in Harlem, is a welcoming place, “a multimedia arts and culture venue, founded in 2007 by musicians and music lovers in the music capital of … Continue reading →
Tags: New York, Bliss, Jazz, Harlem, Adam Clayton, John Ludlow, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Steve Little, Pay Attention

Tonight in L.A.: Ariana Grande, Leaving Records Anniversary Party, the Joy Formidable, Adam Lambert, Us the Duo, Common Holly, Emarosa, Taleen Kali, Ezra Furman, Soulection, Sloppy Jane, Scotty Boy, Bones, Tourist, Saosin, the Vandals

L.A. concerts for Saturday: ► Ariana Grande does the first of two nights at the Forum as part of her Sweetener World Tour, with Social House supporting. ► Welsh trio the Joy Formidable are closing out a year in which they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut “A Balloon Called Moaning” with a show at the Teragram Ballroom. Twen opens. ► Celebrating 10 years, the Leaving Records Anniversary Party brings Julia Holter, Dakim, Ana Roxanne, Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes, Sudan Archives, Mndsgn a...
Tags: Music, Kentucky, Los Angeles, Ariana Grande, Preview, US The Duo, Alex, Tourist, Adam Lambert, Supremes, Holly, Molly Malone, Catalina Club, Bones, Largo, Observatory

Radiohead Puts Every Official Album on YouTube, Making Them All Free to Stream

There are those who say that Radiohead was the last of the great rock bands before the internet crushed the record industry and popular music fragmented into a proliferation of microgenres. Maybe it's fair to say some of those people have been humming Radiohead songs since the band’s debut, Pablo Honey, in 1992. And maybe rock isn't a thing of the past, it's just evolved, thanks in no small part to Radiohead, who also helped usher in the very streaming and downloading revolution that kil...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, College, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Facebook Twitter, Napster, Josh Jones, Yorke, Nicky Wire, Durham NC Follow, Colin Greenwood, Pablo Honey, Radiohead Releases

2020 = 303 + 808 + 909, literally

As many have observed (even before Roland themselves caught on), the year 2020 is the sum of 303 + 808 + 909. So 2020 means some serious techno (and acid techno), and auspicious dates to celebrate March 3, August 8, and September 9. Mark those techno calendars. If you want to consider the zodiac, you may need a different year. Japan’s Juunishi is derived from the Chinese zodiac, and 2020 (which starts toward the end of January) is the Year of the Rat. Then again, it is associated with wea...
Tags: Math, Music, Japan, Tech, History, Gear, Techno, Music Tech, Roland, TR-909, Alexandre Dulaunoy, Juunishi

My Chemical Romance comes roaring back for first reunion show at The Shrine in LA

At long last, the wait is over. Emo rock band My Chemical Romance has been teasing fans for years now and its long-awaited reunion finally came to fruition Friday night at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Fans began lining up and camping out earlier this week just to get inside first and squish their bodies up against the barrier to be as close as humanly possible to the band. The hardcore devotees that braved the cold were even given custom blankets by Gerard Way & Co. as a tok...
Tags: Music, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Jersey, Island Of Misfit Toys, Southern California, Concerts, Los Lobos, Helena, San Fernando Valley, Frank Iero, Sara Taylor

Watch The Trailer For Hulu’s High Fidelity Remake With Zoë Kravitz

In case you haven't heard, Hulu is making a gender-swapped TV reboot of High Fidelity. Zoë Kravitz, whose mom Lisa Bonet had a role in the 2000 film adaptation with John Cusack, is starring as record store owner Rob. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Lisa Bonet, Hulu, John Cusack, Zoe Kravitz, High Fidelity

Get a free plug-in version of the 1176 Peak Limiter

The pre-Christmas week is turning out to be a great time to load up your plug-in folder. Next – an IK Multimedia rendition of a landmark dynamics processor. After two versatile and essential reverbs for free this week, now you get one of the most effective dynamics processors of all time, too. Broke producers, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to us! Through Christmas, you can get IK’s Black 76 Limiting Amplifier via Audio Plugin Deals. You’ll need to fill out a form, but you can opt o...
Tags: Music, Holidays, Mac, Windows, Tech, Plugins, Software, DSP, Au, Music Tech, Brad, UA, Bill Putnam, IK-Multimedia, United Recording Electronics Industries, Brad Plunkett

Watch My Chemical Romance Reunite In LA

It finally happened: Last night, My Chemical Romance played their first show together since they first broke up in 2013. Their first reunion show -- of five scheduled so far -- took place at the Shrine Expo Hall In Los Angeles. The morning before the show, the band handed out "Devotion" … More »
Tags: Video, Music, La, My Chemical Romance, Youth Code, Shrine Expo Hall In Los Angeles

Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine Headlining Coachella 2020: Report

Are you ready for Coachella 2020? Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, and Rage Against The Machine are, if a new report from Us Weekly is to be believed. A source tells the magazine that said artists will be headlining next year's festival, which is set to take place over two weekends between 4/10 and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Coachella, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott Frank Ocean Rage Against, Travis Scott Frank Ocean

The best subscription gifts for kids this year: There’s one for every age, and every interest

It’s final countdown to the holidays, which means  last-minute gift ideas, which means subscription gifts for kids, which are always some of our favorites to give — last minute or not! Wwe know from experience that our kids love to receive boxes in the mail each month, addressed to them. So fun! So many of […]
Tags: Shopping, Stem, Reading, Pop Culture, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gift Boxes, Wwe, Gifts For Kids, Kids' Toys, Kids' Activities, Educational Kids' Activities, Holiday Picks, Art For Kids, Gift Subscriptions, Craft Kits, Toys + Playthings

Top 10 Most Popular Anime & Game Songs For Karaoke in 2019

The most popular karaoke songs from anime, tokusatsu and games for the year of 2019 have been compiled by XING using their online karaoke service JOYSOUND, publishing some not at all shocking results as one legendary song maintains its place at the number one spot (making some wonder if it will ever be displaced). The […]
Tags: Music, Rankings, Doraemon, Anime, Karaoke, Evangelion, Haruhi, Xing, Kekkai Sensen, Hero Academia, Kimi No Na Wa

Kijimi, key planet in new Star Wars flick, is named after the synthesizer

J.J. Abrams, mega-nerd – not only is the Star Wars writer/director a scifi fan, but synth fan, too. No spoilers here, but his love of a certain synthesizer comes out in Rise of Skywalker‘s script. Kijimi is the lush polysynth from Black Corporation, also makers of Deckard’s Dream (the Yamaha CS-70 homage) and assorted modules. Kijimi, the creators say, doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a name that struck them, and one originating in Japan, the country in which the company is headquartered. ...
Tags: Music, Japan, Sci-fi, Disney, US, Tech, Gear, Reddit, Tokyo, Oscar Isaac, John Williams, Music Tech, Yamaha, Skywalker, Skywalker Abrams, Deckard

'As Young as You Feel'

A close friend of Cole Porter at Yale, actor Monty Woolley began acting in 1936. His first credited film role came a year later in Live, Love and Learn. His breakthrough role was the curmudgeonly and conniving Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), a role he perfected on Broadway starting in 1939. In 1951, he played the lead in As Young As You Feel, with Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter and Constance Bennett. The film, directed by Harmon Jones (The House on 92nd Street, Pinky), ...
Tags: Hollywood, Yale, House, Broadway, Jazz, Cole Porter, Young, Sheridan Whiteside, Marc Myers, Constance Bennett, Harmon Jones, Monty Woolley, Marilyn Monroe Thelma Ritter

Thoughts on the mortality of a friend

On December 12, a friend died. She was younger than me, and had only known about her cancer for 11 months. Those 11 months contained some fear and some optimism. At one point she asked fearfully, “what if I die? What will my life have meant?” I didn’t know how to answer. I mentioned her many students and friends and all of the other people whose days and lives she brightened, but I don’t think that was what she wanted to hear. After her death, a friend from her teenage years shared something ...
Tags: Personal, Jazz, Thoughts

show more filters
December - 2019
January - 2020
February - 2020