River by Navroze Godrej

Navroze Godrej recently put out his first solo music single. The song titled River is a beautifully composed ballad with Navroze’s soulful and free voice enhanced by some fantastic music. River by Navroze Godrej
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Stormzy hits back at media for 'intentionally spinning my words' over racism comment

ITV apologises for the way it covered the grime star’s comments, in which he said he believed ‘100%’ there was racism in BritainStormzy has hit out at media outlets he accused of “intentionally spinning my words for some click bait” after comments he made in an interview about racism in the UK were misrepresented by various publications.The grime artist gave an interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica last week in which he was asked if Britain was still racist, to which he replied: “defi...
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'Shameless' influencers face backlash for promoting Saudi Arabia music festival

Celebrities criticised for posting about a ‘cultural revolution’ in country without mentioning human rights record MDL Beast had all the markings of a big budget electronic music festival. The line-up included big name acts like David Guetta and Steve Aoki. The guest list featured supermodels (Joan Smalls and Alessandro Ambrosio) and actors (Armie Hammer and Ed Westwick), and there was plenty of fluorescent face paint and neon lights.But the event was not held in the California or the Nevada des...
Tags: Music, Film, California, Saudi Arabia, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Nevada, David Guetta, Ed Westwick, Armie Hammer, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Steve Aoki, Joan Smalls, Alessandro Ambrosio, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Continue

Terrace Martin – “Beige” f. Arin Ray & Elena Pinderhughes

Let the outpour of Sounds of Crenshaw continue.
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Art and Technics (vii)

"Order of any kind gives man a sense of security: it is the changeful, the unexpected, the capricious, in other words the unpredictable and uncontrollable, that fill him with anxiety and dread. Hence whenever man becomes unsure of himself, or whenever his creative powers seem inadequate, whenever his symbolisms breed confusion and conflict, his tendency is either to find a refuge in blind Fate, or to concentrate upon those processes in which his own subjective interests are not directly involved...
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Harry Styles’ Fine Line Debuts At #1

Harry Styles' sophomore album, Fine Line, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It kicked off with 478,000 units in total, with full album sales making up 393,000 of those units. The former One Direction member's self-titled 2017 debut album also landed at #1 when it came out, landing 230,000 equivalent … More »
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Caper – “Sun Wu kong Intro” (Video)

“Sun Wu kong Intro”, the lead single off  “Sun Wukong“, the highly acclaimed album by Caper out the Bronx.
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Harry Hits Home Run With New Album

Harry Styles is back with a No. 1 album after a two year hiatus. His new album Fine Line on Columbia bowed at No. 1 with 478,000 equivalent units giving him the third-largest opening week of 2019. The One Direction singer just wrapped up a sold-out crowd at L.A.’s Forum where he was joined by Stevie Nicks for a duet on Landslide.
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L.A. Buzz Bands Show, tonight at 9 on The Independent 88.5 FM

Here’s a break from the holiday music (we did that last week, if you’re feeling festive, stream it from the archive): Join me at 9 tonight on The Independent 88.5 FM for this week’s L.A. Buzz Bands Show — I’ll be sharing a batch of songs from our favorite-songs-of-2019 list as Part 1 of my two-week recap of 2019. Included are tunes from Beck, FIDLAR, Mini Mansions, Mating Ritual, Cartalk, Kitten, Avi Buffalo, Finneas, Mondo Cozmo and more. Check out the playlist below and if you’re out of FM ran...
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The Guardian’s Top Classical Albums Of 2019

This is the calm before the storm of 2020 – a year sure to see a deluge of Beethoven for his 250th birthday. Opera was neglected shamefully, while Clara Schumann, Offenbach, and Berlioz gained some powerful new recordings. – The Guardian (UK)
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Tonight in L.A.: Ariana Grande, Bleachers, No Age, Emarosa, Matt McJunkins, Mooey Moobau, Glass Spells, Torrents, EMAEL, Machine Girl

L.A. concerts for Sunday: ► It’s a second night with Ariana Grande at the Forum, with Social House supporting. ► Bleachers close out the year with a sold-out show at the House of Blues Anaheim, with Claud opening. ► And Emarosa rocks a second sold-out show at the Moroccan Lounge, with La Bouquet, Luna Aura and Alke supporting. Also: Christmas Pageant with Sisters of Bardo, Lael Neale, Annie Hardy, Hale May, Guy Blakeslee, Liz Pappademas and Jane Preston at Spirit House Echo Park No Age, DADDY, J...
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Stream: The Wholly Holiday Music Mix, 2019

Like that goofy dude who’s been wearing a Santa hat to work for the past two weeks, Buzz Bands LA returns with The Wholly Holiday Music Mix, 2019, a compilation of new, mostly original songs for the season. As always, we go for the most un-department-store mix of holiday songs. It might put a spring in your step, or bring a tear to your eye, in these final days before Christmas. Check out new original songs from Los Lobos, Letters to Cleo, Robbie Robertson, Mikal Cronin, the Regrettes, Kid Nobod...
Tags: Music, Santa, Los Lobos, Molly Burch, Jesika, Cleo Robbie Robertson Mikal Cronin, Know Phoebe Bridgers SASAMI

Purchasing New Phone Case for New Smartphone

Christmas is right around the corner and a lot of people are getting new phones as their big item for Christmas. With phones costing in the thousands, sometimes we all forget to protect them. I’ve been guilty in the past and unfortunately, my iPhone was dropped and broken. Let me say, getting those phones are expensive and it wasn’t covered under Apple Care. There are so many places to get those protective cases, but they’re only good short-term. I’ve been guilty of grabbing worthless cases at...
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Watch Matt Berninger Sing “The Long Words Song” For Apple TV+ Kids Show Helpsters

Matt Berninger, frontman of the National -- a favorite band of dads everywhere -- is embracing his dad energy by appearing in a segment of the Apple TV+ kids show Helpsters. Berninger lends a hand to a crew of monsters to sing a song about long words. "I like long words and I like to … More »
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Do Music Genres Even Exist Anymore?

Music critics may resist the idea, but “what if the genre killers are right? What if it doesn’t matter whether they’re right, but it’s happening anyway? Start to finish, 2019 gave us plenty of evidence.” – Slate
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Lizzo, Game of Thrones and the lighter side of 2019

It was the year that Game of Thrones went bad (or, depending on your perspective, worse), Lizzo stole all our hearts and the internet was flooded with Tik Toks. In this special episode of Full Story, lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman and opinion editor Bridie Jabour explore the best, and the worst, of pop culture and lifestyle this yearFor more Guardian lifestyle and culture reporting, you can check out this piece on the fashion of ‘Succession’, our deep dive on the dress that stole the summer, and a...
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This morning, Connor Cole, a young Facebook friend, someone with good taste, casually asked me to list the recordings that had impressed me in the past year.  I’ve stopped composing “ten best” lists because I know that I will hurt … Continue reading →
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Watch Lizzo Perform On SNL’s Eddie Murphy Episode

Lizzo capped off her big 2019 with the musical guest spot on the last Saturday Night Live of the year. She appeared opposite host Eddie Murphy, who returned to the show after a 35 year absence. She performed "Truth Hurts" and "Good As Hell," and both performances were holiday themed, especially the last … More »
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Holiday Foodblogging: Vegan Chili

Since I first posted a recipe here, I've made peace with cheese, re-upped on eggs, and scheduled meat once every other week, but there are still plenty of days and all kinds of reasons which call for hearty plant-based meals. I've tried my hand at chili a few times with mixed success. Here is the latest effort. Whole Economy was fresh out of dry red beans except for adzuki, which I've never cooked or eaten before. I cooked about 3/4 of a pound of them in a stiff vegetable broth made from plen...
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Listen Up

From the surreal to the sublime, experimental and ethereal, our favorite songs from the week BENEE: Blu BENEE’s surreal new single, “Blu,” arrives with a music video wherein she (aka Stella Bennett) puts on a performance aimed at unsettling its sole attendee (and all those watching on a screen). The lyrics suggest this lonely guest, who’s eventually held hostage and forced to watch a video …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pop, Soul, Hip-hop, Indie, Listenup, Electronic, Link About It, Blu, James Blake, Planet Earth, Remixes, Free Nationals, Stella Bennett

Metal Dad Christmas, Year 9: All In One Place

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“SMD Xmas,” Year 9: All in One Place

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Diese wunderschönen Fotos zeigen die Kultur langhaariger Frauen in Argentinien

Seit 2006 reist Irina Werning bereits durch Argentinien und sucht nach Frauen mit langen Haaren, die sie fotografieren kann. Von großen Städten wie Buenos Aires und Córdoba bis hin zu kleineren Gemeinden im ländlichen Norden des Landes veranstaltet sie “Langhaarwettbewerbe“, um Personen für ihr Projekt Dear Long Hair zu finden. Es ist nicht immer einfach, sagt sie, aber durch lokale Facebook-Gruppen, Kleinanzeigen und Flyer konnte sie schon einige Frauen unterschiedlichen Alters und mit verschie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Bergen, Bild, Tod, Wie, Weil, Wasser, Oder, Irina, Erfahrungen, Kultur, Argentinien, Irina Werning

Musicians decry Hamas ban on co-ed school concerts in Gaza

Authorities sanction strict Islamic fatwa that forbids boys and girls playing together on stage – but face strong criticism from teachersTwo orchestral concerts by students and graduates of Gaza’s decade-old music conservatory have been cancelled after the Hamas authorities insisted for the first time that they could not go ahead with girls and boys playing together on stage.The Gaza music school, part of the Palestinian-wide Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, rejected a new single-sex ...
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