listening to joni: #14: night ride home

Night Ride Home, 1991 Although I mostly enjoyed Joni's previous album, Chalk Mark In a Rainstorm, I still harboured a nagging doubt and vague dislike.Both Chalk Mark (1988) and Dog Eat Dog (1985) didn't feel like Joni to me. I don't mean that they didn't repeat some formula or sound. I hope it's obvious that I don't approach music from that point of view. Those two albums had a cold, flat, pop-synth feel.Re-reading my posts about them, I noticed I wrote almost exclusively about the lyrics. It w...
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Touch – “My Emergence” Ft. MC Kado (Video)

Rising underground Hip Hop artist Touch premieres his new highly-anticipated music video titled “My Emergence” featuring MC Kado.  Follow him on Instagram @208touch.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Touch

Frankie Jax No Mad – “The Mountains Stared Back” (Album Review)

Kenyan born and now LA resident Frankie Jax No Mad recently dropped a smooth joint titled “The Mountains Stared Back,” and it might be worth a couple spins. The album is a slow burn. Each song takes its time and methodically trundles on at its own self defined pace. Which is perfect for an artist like Frankie, who navigates the instrumentals with the exact same atmosphere and speed. His lyricism isn’t exactly going to revolutionize the genre any time soon, but it’s still thoughtful and well ...
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Lil Wayne Addresses Critics, Describes How A White Cop Saved His Life When He Was 12 And A White Pilot Tried To Have Him Arrested This Week

Lil Wayne faced criticism last week over comments he made about George Floyd's murder at the hands of police officers. "We have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge," he said during an Instagram Live interview. "We have … More »
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Default Universe – “CHASUI” (Album)

DefaultUniverse, an American hip hop duo (Double D and Milofuk0) from Columbia, SC, releases their new album titled “CHASUI“.  This album is influenced by Japanese subculture Pinkeiga (Pink Filmピンク映画) and Ero-Guro (エログロ). It’s a full-length Sex/Horror concept album telling tales, from erotic fetishes to disturbing and grotesque imagery of sexual behavior and decadence within society. Default Universe:T H E – EMM – T H E O R Y · CHASUI茶スイ
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Rayshawn Bedell – “Bodies”

Rising NYC based underground Hip Hop artist Rayshawn Bedell premieres his latest single, exclusively with UGHHBLOG, titled “Bodies“. Follow him on Instagram @rayshawn_bedell. 
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Rayshawn Bedell

How to Virtually Attend DC Jazz Festival Performances

Like many live events this year, the DC Jazz Festival has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the smooth sounds of some of the world’s best jazz musicians. Despite the official live event being on hold for now, each Saturday, the DCJazzFest from Home Series is…Read more...
Tags: Jazz, Streaming, Music Festivals, Lifehacks

Watch Killer Mike Discuss Protests, Destruction Of Property On Real Time With Bill Maher

Last weekend, Killer Mike, who just put out the powerful new Run The Jewels album RTJ4 with El-P, gave a speech urging protesters in his Atlanta home not to burn down the city. And last night, he once again went on Real Time With Bill Maher to expand on his thoughts … More »
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Watch Sturgill Simpson’s Charity Livestream From An Empty Ryman Auditorium

Last night, Sturgill Simpson played a livestreamed concerrt from Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, which has been closed due to the pandemic, as part of a charity drive to raise money for the Special Forces Foundation, the Equity Alliance, and the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. More »
Tags: Music, News, Nashville, Sturgill Simpson, Ryman Auditorium, Special Forces Foundation the Equity Alliance

Grim Moses x Beatahoe – “Drugas Lordini” (Album)

Make sure to check out this new album by Beatahoe and Grim Moses titled “Drugas Lordini“.   This is a conceptual piece about the Mena, Arkansas CIA money laundering operation. The name DRUGAS LORDINI is theatrical metaphor to paint an audio soundscape of a disturbing part of American History. Some of the people involved are still operating in government today. Drugas Lordini by Grim Moses
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Beatahoe, Grim Moses, Mena Arkansas CIA

P.U.R.P. x Trapbyjack – “Trapped in Quarantine” EP

Rising Atlanta based underground Hip Hop artist  P.U.R.P. teams up with one of his frequent producers Trapbyjack, releasing their new EP titled “Trapped in Quarantine“.  Make sure to follow him on Instagram @purp_601.   
Tags: Atlanta, Albums, Jazz, P.U.R.P, Trapbyjack

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