Chicago Residents Continue to Defy Stay-at-Home Order As New Video Shows House Party With Stripper

Chicago residents obviously don’t G.A.F. about catching coronavirus because there’s ANOTHER video that has gone viral showing yet ANOTHER house party amid the nationwide quarantine showing folks not following proper social distancing guidelines … and this one features a stripper! Over the weekend, viral footage showed hundreds of people (possibly 1,000) attending a massive house party in the westside area of Chicago. While police have already hit the homeowner with fines and cited her for disord...
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100GrandRoyce & 183rd – “Prodigal Sun” (EP Review)

100GrandRoyce is an MC from Harlem, New York that came up as a member of The Stackboys. He’s dropped quite a few projects over the past few years, the previous of which being Nice Guys Finish Last this past Black Friday. But to start off the new decade, he’s enlisting 183rd to produce his 5th EP in it’s entirety. Things kick off with the title track, where 100GrandRoyce talks about how no one can fuck with him over a meditative instrumental with a saxophone hanging in the back. The next song “N...
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If I can’t hear your band on your band’s website, is it really a band website?

There is a new record out by a band that is made up of a former student and sometimes colleague. It is quite good. The record is very well produced slightly quirky pop music. Not my usual space, but I really like it. I was going to write a short review and encourage you all to go listen to it. I prefer to link directly to a band’s website, so they can control how their work is presented, instead of a facebook or youtube page. I finally found this band’s website, even though a search of the band’...
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Kentucky Governor Apologizes To Local Tupac Shakur For Coronavirus Unemployment Comment

According to the most recent statistics, more than 26.5 million Americans have applied for unemployment since late March, when states began to go on lockdown to combat. Some of those applications are undoubtedly scams, which was the premise for the following quip from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Monday: "We had somebody apply for … More »
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Peru’s Queen of Quechua Rap Wants to Rescue Indigenous Culture With Her Music

Renata Flores, 19, is part of a generation of Peruvian musicians combining the bouncing beats of Latin trap, rap and reggaeton with the sounds, and language, of the Andean countryside.
Tags: Music, News, Peru, Flores, Indigenous People, Andes Mountains, Incas, Renata Flores, Rap and Hip-Hop, Quechua Language, Renata (Singer, Queen of Quechua Rap Wants

SXSW Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over Ticket Refunds

SXSW was one of the first major festivals to cancel due to coronavirus, an outcome that appears to have put the Austin institution in financial jeopardy. The massive music, film, and technology event laid off about a third of its 175 year-round employees in the wake of the cancellation, which occurred … More »
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No Charges for White Father & Son Who Chased Down & Fatally Shot Black Man Jogging in South Georgia Neighborhood

25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was jogging in a quiet suburban neighborhood near his home in Brunswick, Georgia back in February when he was pursued, shot, and killed by a father-son duo who suspected him of committing robberies in the area. However, months later, a prosecutor said the pursuers were justified in their actions because of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law, and they will not be facing any charges for the time being. Ahmaud Arbery was a former football player and enjoyed running to stay fit...
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I Feel For Her

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Gud Cyrus – “Version Update” EP

Out of Toronto Canada, rising underground Hip Hop artist Gud Cyrus releases his new groundbreaking EP titled “Version Update“.  Follow him on Instagram @gudcyrus. 
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SiriusXM rises on Q1 earnings beat, but warns of coronavirus impacts to come

SiriusXM’s first quarter 2020 earnings today painted a picture of what’s ahead for the music and entertainment service in light of the coronavirus outbreak. While the company surprised with both an earnings and revenue beat in the quarter ended March 2020, its satellite radio business also lost net subscribers due to declines in auto shipments, and the company spoke of further declines in ad sales and in customer responses to its marketing campaigns. The company did manage to beat expectations i...
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Substance810 – “Just Ridiculous”

Dropping some real bars during this quarantine, Michigan’s very own Substance810 premieres his new single, “Just Ridiculous”, off his new album, “The Definition Of“.
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Fatt Father – “Dreamin’” Ft. Finale & Quelle Chris (Prod. By Scud One)

  Detroit emcee Fatt Father releases “Dreamin’”, the 2nd single from his upcoming 4th album King Father. The Scud One produced track features Finale & Quelle Chris as they join Fatt Father in detailing some of history’s ugliest moments that helped create & still fuel some of the worldly issues that we witness today. King Father is set to be released on May 12.    
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The First Published Black Composer Went Into Print In 1551

His name was Vicente Lusitano, he was son of a Portuguese father and African mother, he worked in Italy and (later) Germany, and his first book of motets contains daring chromaticism and dissonances that precede Gesualdo by decades. His place in European music history was obscured not (or not only) by racism: it was a case of sharp aesthetic disagreement with, and professional enmity from, an influential colleague. – Van
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Mélat – “Happy Hour”

Celebrate the times you have with your loved ones.
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Four Tet Shares New Tracks On Soundcloud, Including Destiny’s Child & Erykah Badu Edits

Four Tet just released a new album last month, Sixteen Oceans -- it's pretty good! -- and today Kieran Hebden is back with a whole bunch of loose new tracks that he's uploaded to his SoundCloud page. More »
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Berlin Philharmonic, Shut For Weeks, Will Begin Performing Again Friday

Friday’s concert will strictly adhere to current social distancing guidelines in Germany, with players forming a chamber orchestra, spaced apart from one another on stage. The programme includes Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, music by Ligeti, Barber’s Adagio for Strings anda chamber version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soprano Christiane Karg. – ClassicFM
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Get a Free Online 'Lion King' Broadway Course for Your Kid

The most theatrical of our kids may be tiring of the simple one-person plays and puppet shows they’ve been performing in the living room. Maybe they had a role in the school’s spring musical before everything—including their would-be rehearsals and performances—shut down. Or maybe they’re just bored and are looking…Read more...
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Bec Plexus’s New Album Is a Digital Confession Booth

Listen to how four composers adapted their visions to a singer’s avant-electronica production style.
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Mark Hoppus Filled Out The ‘Best Blink-182 Song’ Bracket

Since March Madness is cancelled and everyone has a lot of time on their hands, people have been making all kinds of pop culture-related brackets and sharing them on social media. There's the Early 2000s Emo / Pop Punk Band Bracket, the 2000s Indie Bracket, the Just Some Bands … More »
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Professional musicians are not right-brained

Professional jazz musicians are seen in EEGs as using mostly their left brain hemisphere, which is considered the logical/analytical side.The right hemisphere may be more suitable to the sort of creative invention required of people still learning how to play.Is the study's conclusion about jazz, or is it about competence? The cliché is that creativity happens in the right hemisphere of the brain, while more analytic activities go on in the left. While this isn't entirely untrue, it's an over-s...
Tags: Art, Music, Learning, Neuroscience, Brain, Creativity, Innovation, Jazz, Miles Davis, Drexel, Charlie Parker, Rosen, David Rosen, Drexel University s Creativity Research Lab, John Kounios, Kounios

New Poll Says Most Americans Won’t Attend Concerts Until There’s A Coronavirus Vaccine

Bad news for musicians and concert promoters: A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll suggests Americans will not go out to see live music until a coronavirus vaccine exists. Ditto movie theaters, sporting events, and amusement parks. Mask or no mask, it looks like most people intend to steer clear of large gatherings well beyond … More »
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Victor Mariachi – “Preyer” (Video)

Rising Gwinnett County, Georgia based Chicano Hip Hop artist Victor Mariachi releases his new video/single titled “Preyer“.  Follow him on Instagram @victormariachi.
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Madchild – “Quarantine” Ft. Hooper Turnt Sanger (Video)

Underground Hip Hop legend Madchild releases his new video titled “Quarantine” featuring Hooper Turnt Sanger.  The video is a comical look at how Madchild is dealing with being stuck in quarantine, as he’s trapped inside with his thoughts, broke up with his girlfriend, and trying to distract himself with social media and binge-watching TV series.
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Watch Sade's stunning TV performance of "Is It A Crime" (1985)

Almost every night for the last week, I've been listening to my vinyl copy of Sade's 1985 masterpiece "Promise." Sade's deeply sexy, jazzy soul stands the test of time. This morning, I was surprised and delighted to see this stunning 1985 TV performance of "Is It A Crime" on The Old Grey Whistle Test that Reddit user castigamat posted to r/LiveIsBetter.
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Flying Lotus Shares Instrumental Version of ‘Black Balloons Reprise’

FlyLo's next instrumental project arrives next month.
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