Judge Rules Kesha’s Claim That Dr. Luke Raped Katy Perry Was Defamatory

The legal battle between Kesha Rose Sebert and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald has been going on for five years and shows no signs of slowing down. In the latest development, a decision by a New York State judge rules that a claim that Kesha made in a text message exchange with Lady Gaga … More »
Tags: Music, News, Katy Perry, Kesha, New York State, Dr. Luke, Kesha Rose Sebert, Lukasz Dr Luke Gottwald, Luke Raped Katy Perry

You can get a permanent Ozzy Osbourne tattoo as part of his album promotion

Metal icon Ozzy Osbourne is having a little fun with the release of his first new solo album in a decade: He’s hosting a global tattoo sale and album listening party. On Feb. 20, the eve of the album release, tattoo shops in 50 cities around the world will be playing the album, “Ordinary Man,” in its entirety in advance of the release. Fans wanting to get tattoos during the event will be the first to select from a collection of exclusive Ozzy-inspired designs. The Los Angeles tattoo shop will be...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, San Diego, Concerts, Duff Mckagan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Parkinson, Ozzy, Hollywood Bowl, Rolling Stones, Irvine

Silversun Pickups stay true to form on a euphoric night at the Observatory

[See image gallery at] Remember those spindly indie kids who clawed their way into Silversun Pickups’ shows in the early 2000s? They need to hire babysitters to see one of the L.A. quartet’s concerts now, and some aren’t so spindly anymore. As for those rangy Pickups themselves, Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester and Christopher Guanlao seem hermetically sealed since the mid-2000s, both in body and spirit. On Wednesday night at the Observatory, the second of a 30-date tour i...
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Bobbi Kristina’s Ex Nick Gordon Died of Heroin Overdose, Autopsy Confirms

The cause of death of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s former boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has been revealed. He died of a heroin overdose. A Florida medical examiner’s office officially ruled the 30-year-old’s death as heroin toxicity after conducting an autopsy. The autopsy also found several other substances in his system including morphine, caffeine, and Narcan—a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. Gordon died on New Year’s Day after being found unresponsive and not breathing. The 911 caller—who identif...
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Otoboke Beaver – “I Am Not Maternal”

Last year, Otoboke Beaver released a new full-length, Itekoma Hits, a sort-of greatest hits album of new and slightly old songs meant to show off the many dynamic sides of the Japanese rockers who have been around for over a decade. Today, they're releasing a new one-off track ahead of a European tour. More »
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Question about neck finish

Author: Drew7 Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:17 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 13 crxsh wrote: Drew7 wrote: By the way, can I just note that that's an extremely pretty guitar? Right?! It's the nicest -- and the flashiest -- guitar I've ever had. And it plays better after using the steel wool. Wonder how often or how many times I'll need to do that ... but we'll see. Nice! It depends if you sanded down to bare wood, or just scuffed up the finish. If bare ...
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Bruno Mars Producing & Starring In New Music-Themed Disney Movie

Bruno Mars is getting his own Disney movie. Deadline reports that the singer has signed a deal with the studio to produce and star in a narrative feature film including original music written and performed by Mars himself. More »
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Longtime Chicago Tribune Pop Critic Greg Kot Takes A Buyout As The Company That Owns The Trib Dismantles It

A native of Syracuse, New York, and graduate of Marquette University, Kot worked for the Quad City Times in Davenport, Iowa, before joining the Tribune as a copy editor in 1980. Ten years later he was promoted to music critic and quickly established his reputation as a trusted and insightful writer on popular music across many genres. – Robert Feder
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago Tribune, Tribune, Marquette University, Syracuse New York, Greg Kot, Kot, DAVENPORT Iowa, Quad City Times, 02.06.20

Ten great, groundbreaking avant garde records

I hate the horse-racing of art. I could never bring myself to declare "THE" ten most groundbreaking of anything. And especially something as subjective as avant garde art and music. I look at this list and immediately think "What, no Glenn Branca? Magma? The Residents? SOFT MACHINE?" I could go on. And I could easily come up with ten more records that I think are as groundbreaking as these. But that said, this is a very good list of very important records. I have most of these in my collection. ...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Experimental music, Glenn Branca, Avant Garde, Henry Cow

Today in History: Bob Marley was born. He'd have been 75 in 2020.

Reggae legend and activist Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945. He would have turned 75 this year. The Jamaican singer was born on February 6. Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981, at age 36. In Los Angeles last Friday, Bob Marley’s children, including Cedella Marley, Julian Marley and Rohan Marley, and several of the late singer's grandchildren, all held a pre-Grammys brunch. The gathering also celebrated Julian Marley, who was nominated for best reggae album at last Sunday’s Grammy Awa...
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Smashing Pumpkins Will Open Guns N’ Roses’ North American Tour

Guns N' Roses just announced a big North American summer stadium tour. And now, they've announced that the Smashing Pumpkins will be joining them on a few of those dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow. More »
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Stream: Film School, ‘Is This a Hotel?’ and ‘Don’t You Ever’

West Coast shoegazers Film School continue to demonstrate what a fine idea it was to call class back into session a couple of years ago. Their 2018 album “Bright to Death,” their first in eight years, felt like the crest of a hill they’d begun climbing with their early albums between 2001 and ’10. The singles they released last year, “Influencer” and “Go (But Not Too Far),” showed that their dreamy guitar textures, ethereal vocals and undulating beats could still move the dial on your mood. Film...
Tags: Music, West Coast, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Film School, Don, Dan Long, Bertens, KEXP, Adam Wade, Greg Bertens Jason Ruck Nyles Lannon Justin Labo, Noël Brydebell

David Byrne, The Weeknd Playing SNL

A new round of Saturday Night Live host and musical guest pairings have been announced, and they're pretty exciting this time! … More »
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US customs dismantled 'impossible to replace' instrument, Mali musician says

Harp-like kora arrived in pieces in Paris with note from TSA‘Would US customs have dared to dismantle a Stradivarius?’Malian musician Ballaké Sissoko has accused US border officials of breaking his “impossible to replace” musical instrument during a security check.Sissoko plays the kora, a west African instrument whose 21 strings can sound similar to a harp. US border officials said they did not open the instrument case. Continue reading...
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Why are pop songs getting sadder than they used to be?

Are popular songs today happier or sadder than they were 50 years ago? In recent years, the availability of large digital datasets online and the relative ease of processing them means that we can now give precise and informed answers to questions such as this. A straightforward way to measure the emotional content of a text is just to count how many emotion words are present. How many times are negative-emotion words – 'pain', 'hate' or 'sorrow' – used? How many times are words associated with ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, Entertainment, Youtube, Society, United States, Sociology, Innovation, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Emotions, Uptown Funk, Composing

Flash Dancers: Ekphrastic Singles - "Mary’s Dress Waves" by Kathryn Kulpa

The Flash Dancers: Ekphrastic Singles series is curated by Meg Pokrass. Authors pair an original work of flash fiction with a song. Mary’s Dress Waves by Kathryn Kulpa (after "Thunder Road") I used to dream of being kidnapped. I would be drooping in my molded plastic desk/chair, drawing lightning bolts and three-dimensional boxes in my notebook. The door of Mrs. Casey’s sixth-grade classroom would slam open and he would scan the room for a hostage and I, only I, would meet his gaze: def...
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Stream: The Radio Dept., ‘The Absence of Birds’

Swedish dream-pop luminaries the Radio Dept. — the almost-two-decade-old collaboration between Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg — have returned with the new single “The Absence of Birds” ahead of a North American tour in April and May. It’s a typically restrained and painterly song that the duo says “is a song about missing someone. And about forcing the hand of chance to make new and unexpected things happen.” They add: “There’s more to come this year, 10 or more songs will be released in so...
Tags: Music, Latest Music, New Music, Fonda Theatre, The Radio Dept, Radio Dept, Johan Duncanson, Martin Carlberg

New Zealand To Lose Its Only Classical Music Radio Station

In proposed changes, the classical station will lose its FM frequency, all its presenters, interviews and live programmes. Playout of recordings will only continue as a fully automated playlist on a digital stream and AM frequencies. Under the plans, New Zealand will have no longer have a live-presented radio station dedicated to classical music. – ClassicFM
Tags: Art, Music, New Zealand, 02.04.20

NOVA ONE – “violet dreams”

NOVA ONE is the musical project of Providence-based Roz Raskin. Their debut album is out in April via Community Records, who also released 2018's secret princess EP. The forthcoming lovable is a stellar collection of songs that puts a dream-pop edge on '60s pop tropes, all while exploring gender, femininity, and queerness. More »
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BTS’ Latest Power Move Is Connecting People Through Major Works of Public Art

Is it a web? A nest? A trap? According to British sculptor Antony Gormley, the new public art installation at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3 is all of the above. “New York Clearing,” which opened to the public on Feb. 5 and will remain on display through March 27, is one of five site-specific projects helmed by K-pop supergroup BTS. Technically, it’s part of promotion for the group’s hotly-anticipated upcoming album, Map of the Soul: 7, out later in February. But the art is meant to...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, London, News, Berlin, New York City, Uncategorized, Seoul, Antony Gormley, Antony, Lee, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Gormley, Thomas Arnold, Roy Rochlin

Watch Elsa Garmire’s pioneering laser show from 1972 – futuristic and expressive even now

Forget that cheesy Pink Floyd stuff from the planetarium. Scientist Elsa Garmire used optic chops to make lasers into a real instrument – and her work holds up today. Sound and light artist and researcher Derek Holzer spotted this one; don’t miss his vector work and other synesthetic studies. It’s not a new article, but this story from Sloan Science & Film, Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York is worth visiting now. Death of the Red Planet, 1973. What’s telling is, it to...
Tags: Music, Usa, Science, Sci-fi, History, Pink Floyd, Physics, Cinema, Stories, Futuristic, Motion, Clara, Audiovisual, Red Planet, Sloan, Queens New York

Post Malone Running Out Of Face To Tattoo

There will come a day when Post Malone has no more free real estate on his face left to tattoo. He, and we, will have to contend with this fact eventually. Fortunately, and/or unfortunately, that day is not today. More »
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The 1975 – “Me & You Together Song” Video

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Tonight in L.A.: Flor, Sángo, Mondo Cozmo, the Rescues, Radical Face, Mr. Bungle, Aventura, Jane Holiday, Grouptherapy, King Dream, Xavier Omar, Actress, Danko Jones, the Melvins, Blu Anxxiety

L.A. concerts for Thursday: ► L.A.-based pop quartet Flor headline the Glass House in support of last fall’s album “Ley Lines.” Get there early for Winnetka Bowling League and Insecure Alex. ► Versatile DJ/producer Sángo does a sold-out show at the Echoplex, joined by Savon. ► With more new music on the way this year, Mondo Cozmo does a sold-out show at the Hi Hat, with Poppy Jean Crawford and Andy Clockwise supporting. ► Radical Face is back for a second night at the Troubadour, with Axel Flóve...
Tags: Music, Preview, Actress, Glass House, Neil Hamburger, Bootleg Theater, Melvins, Catalina Club, Saint Rocke, Gomez, Sango, Andy Clockwise, ATF, Aventura, Hotel Cafe, Flor

How Can I Open Myself Up to New Romantic Relationships?

“You should not be able to walk away unscathed, which is to say, unchanged,” writes one of our advice columnists.
Tags: Art, Music, Movies, News, Claude, Graham, Monet, Braun, Frederic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chopin, Sylvia, Plath, Poetry and Poets, Jorie, Twomens2020

Premiere: Karmic, ‘Living Off Love’

“Living Off Love,” the new single from L.A. indie-pop posse Karmic, is for those moments you’re walking on air, completely intoxicated by the company of another, tapping your heels together in glee (if your feet aren’t busy doing something else). The follow-up to November’s “Little Lucille,” it exemplifies Karmic’s distinctive sound: playful, with a relentless groove, the percussive vocals of Kylee Katch and Laura Baruch flitting around the beats like the biggest flirt on the dancefloor. “Living...
Tags: Music, Featured, Austria, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Lucille, Karmic, Kylee Katch, Laura Baruch, Living Off Love

Hayley Williams – “Cinnamon,” “Creepin’,” & “Sudden Desire”

We now have half an album's worth of Hayley Williams solo music. The Paramore leader announced her debut album Petals For Armor last month, and she's already shared the enormously promising early tracks "Simmer" and "Leave It Alone." (She's also covered Dua Lipa in the BBC Live Lounge.) And … More »
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