Carly Rae Jepsen Made A Quarantine Album Too

Carly Rae Jepsen just released Dedicated Side B, a collection of outtakes from last year's Dedicated. But that might not be the only new material we're hearing from her in the near future, because like Charli before her, she's apparently written and recorded a whole new album in quarantine, too. Queens … More »
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Question For The Culture

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George Floyd Was “Unresponsive” & Had No Pulse When He Was Put Into Ambulance, Incident Report Says

George Floyd had no pulse and appeared to be already dead when he was placed into the back of an ambulance at the scene of his arrest Monday (May 26), an incident report from the Minneapolis Fire Department states. According to the document, which was released by the city Wednesday, first responders were in a state of confusion when they responded to the scene. Prior to their arrival, the only information first responders had was that Floyd had trauma to his mouth, and by the time paramedics arr...
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It Was All A Lie: Surveillance Video Proves George Floyd Did NOT Resist Arrest Before Fatal Police Encounter

After former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was caught on video pinning George Floyd to the ground with his knee on the back of his neck, which resulted in the man’s death, police officials said Chauvin had to use force because Floyd was resisting arrest. However, as it turns out … and (per usual) this may or may not surprise you … that was a whole, entire bald-faced lie. According to newly released surveillance footage, Floyd appeared to be fully cooperating with police as they detained and hand...
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Mahtie Bush – “Facts” (Video)

Sacramento’s Mahtie Bush talks to himself in the dinner table in his new video, “Facts”.
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Sing a song of subversion: US funded Venezuela rock bands to dent Chávez

Partially redacted grant application shows scheme involved paying 10 groups to write songs promoting ‘freedom of expression’The United States funded rock groups in Venezuela to record songs promoting democracy – and undermine the rule of Hugo Chávez – according to documents released after a Freedom of Information Act request.More than 10 bands were contracted in 2011 to produce new songs promoting freedom of expression in the oil-rich nation. The $22,970 scheme, which was to culminate in a battl...
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Minty Chaps – “CARLOS”

Rising Hip-Hop/Rap collective based out of Miami, FL Minty Chaps drop their new single titled “CARLOS“.  Follow them on Instagram @mintychaps. Minty Chaps · CARLOS
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Members of Flaming Lips and Los Lobos score Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1923)

During Passover last month, I posted about The Ten Commandments, Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic silent film version of the biblical Exodus story (plus a related modern story that I never bothered to watch.) As part of tomorrow night's DAWN online celebration of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and drummer Scott Amendola are premiering a far out new score for the film! Watch the excerpt above. Organized by the Jewish arts and culture orga...
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Racist Sean Baker Sr. Calls George Floyd “Piece of Sh*t,” Says Death Was “Glorious to Watch”

While many people have expressed outrage over the death of George Floyd caused by former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, one man is going viral for a racist comment he posted on Facebook about the tragedy saying that it was “glorious to watch.” Early Tuesday morning (May 26), footage surfaced showing Floyd being apprehended by Minneapolis police officers outside a deli for suspected forgery. In the nearly 10-minute video, Chauvin can be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck at the side of a squad car whi...
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The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave 1) – “Give Love To Get Some” (Feat. Leven Kali)

Real-life brothers A-Trak, of Duck Sauce and A-Trak fame, and Dave 1, of Chromeo fame, have teamed up for a new song under the name the Brothers Malkovitch. The two of them have worked together on-and-off throughout their years in the music business, but this is the first time they've put out something for this … More »
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Rammstein postpones its North American tour including stop at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

German heavy rock band Rammstein’s full-scale stadium production North American tour was one of the most anticipated events of the year. However, the band has been forced to postpone its trek due to the continued spread and uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Sadly, but in the best interests of everyone’s health and safety, we have to postpone our North American Tour,” the band issued via its social media pages on Wednesday. “We are now working to rescheduling the tour in 20...
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Kevin Gates – “Grandmotha Grave”

Another loosie from the Baton Rouge native.
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Protesters Surround Home of Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin After George Floyd’s Death (VIDEO)

As more information emerges about the police officers involved with the death of George Floyd, video footage has surfaced showing protesters surrounding the home of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin—who, along with three other cops, was fired Tuesday for his direct involvement in Floyd’s death. Chauvin was caught on video Monday (May 25) with his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck while he attempted to arrest the man for suspected forgery—a non-violent crime that implies he tried to use for...
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A Carnegie Hall Debut Re-imagined Online

Bucking the trend in classical music of often low-quality livestreams, yet not wanting to lay low completely, Timo Andres decided to salvage his Carnegie program by documenting it as a series of videos on the platform. – The New York Times
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3rd Side Slim – “Hottest On Da Low” (Album)

Real rap is back! Stream, “Hottest On Da Low”, the latest album by rising Florida independent artist 3rd Side Slim. 
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Real Estate – “Name” (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)

If your song was on MTV in the fall of 1995, I thought it was cool by default. I had just entered sixth grade, and after years of being restricted to VH1 only, my parents were now allowing me to watch the edgier Music Television as well. Thus, my routine upon returning home from school … More »
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‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: From Broadway Tear-Jerker to Covid-Era Anthem

Versions of the “Carousel” song by Aretha Franklin, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Liverpool F.C. fans have turned it into something universal.
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Halsey Is Studying For The Bar Exam, Declaring ‘Law Is Fun But Hard’

You may not be able to take the bar, but she's working on it.
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“Make Whites Great Again” Trends on Twitter Following George Floyd’s Death by Minneapolis Police

“Make Whites Great Again” is trending on Twitter following the death of George Floyd at the hands (or knees) of a Minneapolis police officer. The phrase, a play off of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, was a worldwide trending topic early Wednesday morning (May 27), just one day after video footage of Floyd’s fatal encounter with police went viral. Overnight, a photo had surfaced of a white man wearing a red hat with the words “Make Whites Great Again” apparently stitch...
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Gunna’s Prettified Psychedelic Trap Music

Trap music is, in a lot of ways, about numbness. Much of the time, the rappers from the dominant Atlanta rap strain are talking about their past lives in the trenches and the traumas that they've endured and inflicted. There's a calloused, wizened seen-in-all quality to a lot of this music, good and bad. And … More »
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CARM – “Already Gone” (Feat. Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley & Ira Kaplan)

CJ Camerieri, co-founder of the contemporary classical ensemble yMusic and the trumpet/French horn ringer who's worked with people like Bon Iver, Paul Simon, the National, Sufjan Stevens, John Legend, and the Tallest Man on Earth, has signed to 37d03d Records, an offshoot of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's artist collective of the same name. Oh, … More »
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Skullcrusher – “Day Of Show”

You probably expect an artist named Skullcrusher to sound a certain way. Skullcrusher does not sound that way. Instead, Skullcrusher is the project of LA-based singer-songwriter Helen Ballentine, who uses that extremely metal moniker to record delicate, lovely guitar music. We've already heard one song from her upcoming self-titled debut EP, "Places/Plans," and … More »
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Stream The Soft Pink Truth’s Crust Punk Covers Album Am I Free To Go?

For more than 20 years, Drew Daniel has been making playful and conceptual dance music as one half of the Baltimore-based duo Matmos. Ever since 2003, Daniel has also been making playful and conceptual dance music on his own under the name the Soft Pink Truth. Just a few weeks ago, Daniel released More »
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