Crowd Breaks into Singing Bon Jovi in the Park: The Power of Music in 46 Seconds

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Marks a Major Change. Here’s Why—and What to Expect

Over 100 million people tune in annually for the Super Bowl, the U.S.’s most-watched televised event. Most are in it for the football. Some for the commercials, and others for the nachos. But it can often feel like there’s just as much hype around the Halftime Show as the part involving sports. And for good reason: the Super Bowl Halftime Show is not only the pinnacle of pop stardom, but it also provides endless fodder for water-cooler conversation, a sub-15-minute spectacle that consistent...
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Rihanna, Washington, Jay Z, Uncategorized, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, San Francisco, Atlanta, Colombia, Super Bowl, Jennifer Lopez, Rick Ross

Tyler, The Creator Wins Kodak Maverick Award

Tyler, The Creator was honored with the first-ever Maverick Award at the fourth annual Kodak Film Awards at a ceremony in Los Angeles yesterday which took place at the American Society Of Cinematographers Clubhouse. More »
Tags: Music, News, Kodak, Los Angeles, Tyler The Creator

Mr. Lil One – “Ruthlesss” (Video)

“Ruthlesss”, new video by San Diego’s very own Mr. Lil One putting on the persona of Joker with this heater.
Tags: Videos, San Diego, Jazz, Mr. Lil One

Can Amazon Compete With Spotify? Nope…

Can Amazon compete with Spotify? Nope. Amazon is the epitome of uncool like Wal-Mart. Amazon isn’t a brand, Spotify is. That’s why Spotify is the top digital streaming platform because it branded itself with artists. Amazon has not. Even though Amazon has created a bully brand running around with slogans like “We are the last company anyone wants to compete with”, it’s tough to compete with Spotify’s monthly active users that reached 248 million with total revenue at $1.7 billion. Plus, Spotif...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Wal-mart, Wal Mart Amazon, Kings of A&R, The Latest, Digital Streaming, Nope Amazon

Ears Wide Open: Joy Weather

As happens with departures, breakups and other partings of the ways, songwriter Brian Ishiba didn’t know what he had until it was gone. In the case of the song “Oh California,” it was good old suburban Los Angeles. Ishiba fronts the L.A. trio Joy Weather, who released their self-titled debut album of emo-inspired indie-rock last week. The band got its start under the name Royce, but its evolution was put on hold a few years ago when Ishiba moved to Tokyo, where he had attended college. While liv...
Tags: Music, Featured, California, America, Tokyo, Pacific, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Joy Weather, Brian Ishiba, Los Angeles Ishiba, Ishiba

Dua Lipa – “Physical”

Dua Lipa's sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, is coming out in April. The British pop star has shared two songs from it so far, the official lead single "Don't Start Now" and the promotional single/title track. Today, she's back with another new song that's getting a concerted single push, "Physical." … More »
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Legendary Psychedelic Poster Artist Wes Wilson Dead At 82

Legendary psychedelic poster artist Wes Wilson has died at 82. As The New York Times reports, he passed away at his home in Missouri last week and no cause was given. More »
Tags: Music, Missouri, New York Times, Obit, Wes Wilson

WATCH: Roddy Ricch Honors Kobe Bryant While Performing “The Box” on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’

Roddy Ricch has already taken over 2020 and we’re barely a month in. Fresh off his first Grammy win, the Los Angeles rapper/singer took to the stage on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to perform his hit single “The Box,” which is currently the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for the the third week in a row. Roddy Ricch, who performed inside of (you guessed it!) a box, also made sure to honor the late Kobe Bryant by rocking a purple and gold No. 8 Lakers jersey during his late-night TV debu...
Tags: Videos, Music, TV, Celebs, Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, Roddy

Torae Will Teach Music Business College Course In Brooklyn

As seen on BILLBOARD, a new hip-hop education course, “The Business of Music”, is an eight-week course taking place this spring semester at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY conducted by Torae. The class will examine important aspects and tools of the music business. This class is designed to educate aspiring recording industry professionals; you do not have to attend Medgar Evers college to enroll. “The Business of Music” will be taking place from February 26th to April 15th on Mondays and ...
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Jazz, Talib Kweli, Brooklyn NY, Pete Rock, Torae, GMR, Medgar Evers, Medgar Evers College, Business of Music, Business of Music Torae, Wale Rapsody

Shorties (A New Emil Ferris Comic, Musicians Who Endorse Bernie Sanders, and more)

io9 shared Emil Ferris's contribution (a profile of Mary Shelley) to the book Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World. Noisey listed musical artists who have publicly endorsed Bernie Sanders. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. January's best eBook deals. Paste listed the best albums of the 1990s. Aut...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Washington Post, David, Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, Bernie Sanders, Atomic Books Comics Preview, PAUL, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Library Journal, Mary Shelley, Austra, CBC Books, Patterson Hood

This Is “Science”? Researchers Claim Rachmaninov Was The Most Original Composer In 200 Years

The scientists set out to quantify the creativity of 19 of the most prominent composers of recent centuries, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. An analysis of their chord sequences found that none matched the originality of Rachmaninov. – The Times
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Ludwig, 01.30.20, Johann Sebastian Bach Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

F R E S H & G-BABY – “Self Made” (Video)

Check out the first song and visual released in 2020 for both solo artists F R E S H and G-BABY out of Topeka, KS.  The official video for Self Made tells the story on how they have paved their way to success and pride themselves on taking a “Self Made” path instead of following trends and traditions. The video is shot by 88 projects and gives off a trippy colorful vibe in one scene, and in another the fellas take a stroll thorough a Topeka neighborhood on lowrider bikes!
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Topeka, G-Baby, F R E S H

Stream: Nicole Kiki Jaffe, ‘The Lion’s Den’

There are two sides to every breakup and two stages to go along with it. There are the deep wounds of the actual departure, and there is the aftermath — that moment, as Nicole Kiki Jaffe declares on her new single, “you come out the other side.” “The Lion’s Den,” Jaffe’s new single, finds a menacing metaphor for traversing matters of the heart. The cathartic alt-rocker, the followup to last year’s singles “Stay” and “Holdout,” sounds like a victory lap for making it through. “The Lion’s Den” cam...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Nicole Kiki Jaffe, Den Jaffe, Lauren Lakis Fox Violet

Alone In The Wild? : Tips To Tackle The Worst-Case Scenario

Going into the wilderness may be adventurous and exciting, but there are quite a few things that may go wrong. What’s the worst that could happen? One could get lost in the wild, get attacked by a ferocious animal or run out of food and water supplies. There’s no need to be alarmed, here are a few tips to tackle the worst-case scenario that may occur while you’re out in the wild. Tips To Tackle the Worst-Case Scenario The arduous journey into the wild, that one may embark on, might lead to s...
Tags: Outdoors, Jazz, Wolf, Stock of Food

White Man Wears Blackface to Rob Maryland Bank

Want to get away with a crime? Just blame the black guy. This was at least the warped logic of one white man who robbed a bank and attempted to obscure his identity not with a mask, but by wearing blackface. Maryland police believe a white man robbed a PNC Bank on Tuesday (Jan. 28) instead of a black male despite the description the teller gave to police. “We interviewed the teller, and the teller gave us a description of a black male, five-seven, five-eight, 180 pounds,” Perryville Police Chief...
Tags: Videos, Music, Wtf, Crime, Maryland, Jazz, Robbery, Miller, Blackface, PNC Bank, Ford Focus, Perryville, Bank Robbery, Really, That's Racist, Rob Maryland Bank

Afrorack and Africa’s first DIY modular synth make some wild, delicious grooves

Bamanya Brian from Uganda wanted to explore modular synthesis – so he turned his electronics skills to making the instruments he needed himself. The gear is DIY; the resulting music is irresistible. Meet Afrorack (artist name and a nice fitting moniker for his monster modular, too)! Brian is actually here in Berlin right now, playing tonight at HAU2 (if you’re at CTM Festival), and participating in our Musicmakers Hacklab Sunday at Radialsystem. That has me … quite busy, so I’ll reso...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Africa, Uganda, Brian, Arturia, Lake Victoria, Afrorack, Bamanya Brian, Michail Stangl

Hear Cat Stevens’ Previously Unreleased “Butterfly,” Cut From His 1978 LP Because It Was “Too Pop”

In 1978, after a near-death experience and subsequent conversion to Islam, Cat Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam and decided to walk away from his music career. But he owed his record label one last Cat Stevens album, so he reunited with his Tea For The Tillerman producer Paul Samwell-Smith to record Back To … More »
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Gorillaz – “Momentary Bliss” (Feat. slowthai & Slaves)

Two days ago, Gorillaz started teasing the first "season" of a new project called Song Machine. Yesterday, we found out what it actually is -- a series of collaborative singles, aka "episodes," that will be released throughout the year. And today, the first installment has already arrived. More »
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“Dueling Experts” New Self Titled Album

From a lost chamber of a dark cavern, Dueling Experts unlock the most esoteric of styles. Chicago’s Verbal Kent (of  Ugly Heroes ) joins forces with Ghana based emcee Recognize Al i for the premiere of their new self titled album, “Dueling Experts” on Mello Music Group, entirely produced by Lord Beatjitzu .   “We are amped and ready to share our project with everyone. We feel we’ve captured something special here, and that launching our ideas through the Mello Music Group platform is ideal...
Tags: Chicago, Albums, Jazz, Ghana, Mello Music Group, Verbal Kent, Recognize Ali, Dueling Experts, Beatjitzu

Video: Hello Forever, ‘I Want to Marry You’

As the sublime harmonies kick in during “I Want to Marry You,” you can almost smell the incense wafting down from atop Topanga Canyon, where singer-songwriter Samuel Joseph’s pop collective Hello Forever is stationed. “Sitting on the grass beside a stranger / Memories of a time when we were ageless / Offer her my hand and then she takes it / Rupturing inside. Here I’m awake and warm,” he sings sanguinely. The tune is the latest from the flower-toting outfit (which includes co-founder Andy Jimene...
Tags: Video, Music, Silver Lake, Local Artist, Joseph, Topanga Canyon, Samuel Joseph, Hello Forever, Andy Jimenez Molly Pease Jaron Crespi Joey Briggs, Anand Darsie, Kool Aid Precious

Desert Sessions: Easier Said Than Done

“Easier Said Than Done” from Desert Sessions (Josh Homme’s ongoing collective series) has Homme guiding listeners through the avant-garde song and video. Highlighted by solemn vocals, grand piano, an electric Wurlitzer, drum rolls and “little tiny baby claps,” the tune is from Arrivederci Despair—which was released late last year. Sometimes humorous (with  Homme peeing on a man dressed in a Nazi uniform) and sometimes disturbing …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Experimental, Rock, Culture, Listenup, Queens Of The Stone Age, Josh Homme, Avant-Garde, Desert Sessions

Taiyamo Denku – “Far East” Ft. Ras Kass (Prod. By Bo Faat)

Taiyamo Denku is back  with a single new single, “Far East” featuring Ras Kass. Bo Faat, the German beatsmith, gives us a bass heavy Orient that takes us Far East with the production. The song merges creative lyrics, full of punchline metaphors, and a great beat for Denku and Ras to deliver over.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Ras, Far East, Orient, Ras Kass, Taiyamo Denku, Denku, Bo Faat, Ras Kass Bo Faat

LIVVIA Isn’t Afraid To Say It

The artist-to-watch Olivia Somerlyn aka LIVVIA just dropped the catchy single Say It which is about speaking your mind. Even though the pop market is a bit overcrowded, the 25 year old is cut from a different cloth. The track has been added to Spotify’s Brand New Chill, Chilled Pop Hits and Apple’s Music Teen Pop Hits. Moreover, she grabbed the opening support slot for Jonas Brothers during the UK & Ireland run. Give it a stream.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, UK Ireland, Jonas Brothers, LIVVIA, Indie Invaders, LIVVIA Jonas Brothers, OLIVIA SOMERLYN

Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday” Video

Tame Impala's fourth LP, The Slow Rush, is almost upon us. The whole album will be out on Valentine's Day, and we've already heard four songs from it -- "Borderline," "It Might Be Time," "Posthumous Forgiveness," and "Lost In Yesterday," plus the non-album track "Patience," … More »
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