20 May 2020 Playlist: Tremendous Satisfaction

Middle of the week now. Hang in there. Before we get to today’s playlist of delights, I just want to state for the record: Louis Armstrong looks like he’s having a great time while he’s singing. But it is harder than you would think to get a screengrab of him singing which doesn’t make him look like he’s in excruciating pain. More of Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson, this time on The Dick Cavett Show from 1971. Previously, we had given you Mawaan performing his M...
Tags: Music, Television, Movies, Stimuli, Brit, Netflix, Spike Lee, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Qi, Jim Henson, Fishbone, Greg Davies, Kermit The Frog, Sandi Toksvig, Umbrella Academy

#TrackOfTheDay: “Siamese Cities”

MetricCanada (2001) Where the hell did I first hear Metric? No freaking clue. Like many bands with me, they weren’t on my radar…and then suddenly they were all over it. And they continue to pop up in places where I didn’t expect…took me forever to realize they did “Black Sheep” from Scott Pilgrim. In this case, we have a track from an EP that was evidently only available at shows. Quite tasty. You can snag their music at Amazon.
Tags: Music, Stimuli, TrackOfTheDay

12-Year-Old Chicago Boy Held His Dying Twin Brother on the Way to the Hospital After They Were Shot At

A Chicago family is devastated after a 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in front of his twin brother in Northwest Indiana over the weekend. Demetrius Townsel Jr. was shot in Gary Saturday night (May 16) while riding in the backseat of a car next to his twin brother Darius, according to reports. Police said there were a total of five people in the vehicle when the shots were fired. The boys were reportedly visiting family in the area and were with their cousins in the car. The driver of the ve...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Chicago, Jazz, Twins, Gun Violence, Gary, Northwest Indiana, Lake County, Katherine Brown, Darius, Human Interest, Sad News, Andrew Holmes

Frankie Jax No Mad – “Lotus”

Following the release of his first mature album in February, “ZURURA ZURURA”, check out the new single “Lotus” off Frankie Jax No Mad’s second EP he just dropped, “The Mountains Stared Back“. THE MOUNTAINS STARED BACK by Frankie Jax No Mad
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Frankie Jax No Mad, Frankie Jax

Guns N’ Roses reschedules SoFi Stadium stop in Inglewood due to coronavirus

Guns N’ Roses is the latest band to announce a rescheduled tour because of the novel coronavirus global pandemic. The Los Angeles rock band has been selling out stadiums and arenas since reuniting in 2016 and was set to headline Inglewood’s new SoFi Stadium on Aug. 8 while out on its massive summer 2020 trek. However, like most of the tours mapped out for this year, GN’R has opted to reschedule those dates. Fans who purchased tickets are more than welcome to hang on to them for the new, yet-to-b...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jeremy, Concerts, Linda Perry, Inglewood, Hollywood Park, Ajay, Kerry Brown, Music + Concerts, SoFi Stadium

Else Blangsted, Who Fled the Nazis and Found a Hollywood Ending, Dies at 99

A top movie music editor who worked with Dave Grusin and Michel Legrand, she was haunted by the fate of her first child.
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Movies, News, Dave Grusin, Michel Legrand, Deaths (Obituaries, World War II (1939-45, Blangsted, Else (1920-2020

PUP Launch Pandemic-Appropriate Jigsaw Puzzle

Devo are selling face masks and energy domes with face shields, the Wu-Tang Clan is selling "Protect Ya Hands" hand sanitizer, and now PUP are selling another quarantine essential: jigsaw puzzles. More »
Tags: Music, News, Wu Tang Clan, Devo, Pup

Watch "Mondo Elvis," a short and unsettling 1984 documentary about extreme Elvis Presley fans

Tom Corboy's "Mondo Elvis" (1984) is a short, award-winning, and oddly unsettling documentary about extreme Elvis Presley fanatics after The King's demise. From the description at Mondo A-Go Go Video's channel: "This award-winning film takes a searing look at Elvis Presley's most fanatic followers. Meet such devoted disciples as the twin sisters who believe Elvis was their father, a woman whose husband divorced her for excessive devotion to Elvis, and an impersonator who claims The King...
Tags: Video, Music, News, America, Fans, Documentaries, Elvis Presley, Elvis, The King, Fandom, Tom Corboy, Mondo Elvis

Rockie Fresh – “VS Ideas”

Rockie will drop a deluxe edition of 'Destination' in the coming days.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Rockie Fresh

Dreamville – “Don’t Hit Me Right Now” (Video)

Another video from the ROTD 3 sessions with Bas, Cozz, Buddy, Guapdad 4000 & Yung Baby Tate.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Buddy, Bas, Cozz, Dreamville, Guapdad 4000, Yung Baby Tate, ROTD

RZA Launches 36 Cinema, Innovative Live-Commentary Film Platform

36 Chambers, the record label and production house founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh, has launched 36 Cinema; a live-commentary film platform. The first-of-its-kind experience will feature live-commentary of classic films, presenting in-depth discussion with directors, actors, critics and superfans. The intent of 36 Cinema is to provide viewers with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the films that have inspired and influenced generations of cinephiles. 36 Cinema will feature Shogun Ass...
Tags: News, Kung Fu, Jazz, Wu Tang, Wu-tang Clan, Rza, Dan, Hollywood Theatre, Shaolin, Dan Halsted, 36 Chambers, Mustafa Shaikh, Shogun Assassin

Rudy WiLL – “Trail Blazer” EP

Following up on his “Welcome to Snow Beach” release a few months ago, Rudy WiLL is putting Michigan back on the map as he returns with his new EP, “Trail Blazer”, featuring Rome Streetz, DirtyDiggs, Substance810 and more. 
Tags: Rome, Albums, Jazz, Michigan, Rudy, Snow Beach, Rudy Will

Denver Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting Waffle House Cook for Telling Him to Wear a Mask

A Colorado man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot a Waffle House employee in Aurora after they asked him to wear a face mask while inside the restaurant. 27-year-old Kelvin Watson was arrested Monday morning (May 18) by the Aurora Police Department and charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the May 14th shooting, the Sentinel Colorado reported. Witnesses told police that Watson and another man came to the restaurant shortly after midnight last Thu...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Colorado, Jazz, Watson, Bmw, Denver, Gun Violence, Aurora Colorado, Waffle House, Aurora, Denver Colorado, Aurora Police Department

The Weeknd Reschedules Tour, Is Betting People Will Be Ready To Attend Arena Shows By Summer 2021

The Weeknd was supposed to launch a grand arena tour this summer in support of his massive hit After Hours, one of the most popular albums of 2020. Like most major summer 2020 tours, it was postponed due to coronavirus. More »
Tags: Music, Tour Dates, The Weeknd

Kraftwerk's connection to R&B and black DJs in America

Pioneering hip hop musician Afrika Bambaataa's love for Kraftwerk is evidenced by his groundbreaking 1982 electro track "Planet Rock" (above). Indeed, Bambataaa's underground DJ sets in black nightclubs were a key point-of-entry into the United States for many international electronic musicians in the early 1980s, from Yellow Magic Orchestra to Gary Numan. I hadn't realized though that Kraftwerk readily acknowledged that it was a two-way musical conversation: Black American music, particularly...
Tags: Video, Music, News, America, James Brown, Soul, United States, Hip Hop, R&B, Electronic Music, Kraftwerk, Electro, Gary Numan, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Bo Diddley, John Morrison

‘Foul Child: The Legend of Big L’ Documentary (Trailer)

Celebrating the fallen rapper's legacy and influence.
Tags: Videos, News, Jazz, Big L

Is It Safe to Play Bingo Online?

Bingo is one of the most popular social games and it has plenty of fans online. In addition to being enjoyed by tens of thousands in brick-and-mortar locations, it can be played at specialized Internet bingo rooms and casinos. Anyone can enjoy the thrills of these games from the comfort of one’s home, as well as on the go on mobile devices. While the game is widespread and easily accessible, there is always the concern of safety. In the paragraphs below we will explain why it is safe to play b...
Tags: Gaming, UK, Technology, Jazz, Bingo

ReachingNOVA – “In These Times” (Video)

ReachingNOVA releases a music video or his new song “In These Times”.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, ReachingNOVA

UBI – “Light ‘Em Up” Ft. Godemis (Video)

The CES Cru premieres the visuals for “Light ‘Em Up” off of UBI‘s solo debut Under Bad Influence.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Ces Cru, UBI, Godemis

Gunna Reveals ‘Wunna’ Cover + Tracklist Ahead of Friday’s Release

With Young Thug, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, and more.
Tags: News, Jazz, Gunna, Wunna, Lil Baby Travis Scott

The Long Beach Dub Allstars talk new music, local politics and more

It’s been a long 19 years since the Long Beach Dub Allstars released their last record. But this month, fans of the reggae-rockers will finally get to hear new music when the band releases its new self-titled album on May 29. It’s a 10-track record described by band members as a more grown-up version of the famously party-loving band that formed in 1997 out of the demise of Sublime after the death of the band’s influential frontman Bradley Nowell. The original 10-piece Allstars lineup included f...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Jeremy, Orange County, Wilson, Marshall, Linda Perry, Bradley, Ortiz, Brad, Hollywood Park, Goodman, Nowell

Retired WWE Wrestler Shad Gaspard Dead at 39 After Disappearing in Ocean While Swimming With Son

The body of former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been found after he disappeared while swimming in Venice Beach over the weekend. He was 39. Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (May 20) police were notified by a citizen that a body had washed ashore on Venice Beach. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the body as Gaspard and notified his family. Officials then held a press conference and released a statement confirming Gaspard’s death. UPDATE: officials confirm description of pro wres...
Tags: Celebs, Sports, Pop Culture, Jazz, Wwe, Venice Beach, Coast Guard, Gaspard, Celebrity Deaths, Coroner 's Office, Mario Ramirez, Shad Gaspard, Shad Gaspard Dead, Venice Beach The Los Angeles County, Aryeh, Siliana

Omni – “Constant Reminder”

The nervy Atlanta trio Omni released their latest album, Networker, last year through their new home at Sub Pop. Just last week, they put out two covers, one of Billy Joel and another of 10cc. And today they're sharing a previously unreleased track called "Constant Reminder" through Adult Swim's singles series that dates … More »
Tags: Music, Atlanta, Billy Joel, Omni, Sub Pop Just

Ice Cube Says Mr. Rogers Once Sued Him

AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Ice Cube's debut solo album after leaving N.W.A., turned 30 years old over the weekend. To celebrate its anniversary, Cube hosted a digital listening party on Instagram Live. And during the session, he revealed that the late Mr. Rogers once sued him over the song "A Gangsta's Fairytale." … More »
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Producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown launch We are Hear: On The Air to help artists affected by COVID-19

When friends and award-winning music producers Linda Perry and Kerry Brown began We Are Hear as a record label four years ago, it rapidly evolved into a multi-faceted endeavor that now includes artist management, publishing, live events and a physical storefront, recording and performance space on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. Though the novel coronavirus has halted any of We Are Hear’s in-person activities, it hasn’t stopped Perry and Brown from creating content and insuring a wide variety ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Jeremy, Kerry, Paul Frank, Rhodes, Concerts, Jesse Malin, Linda Perry, Brown, Perry, Hollywood Park, Devo

Blu & Exile Announce New Album, Drop “Miles Davis” Single

Miles, From An Interlude Called Life, July 17th.
Tags: News, Jazz, Songs, Blu, 2dope, Exile

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