Moemaw Naedon – “Dr. Deadhorse” (Album Review)

Since covering Moemaw Naedon back in 2015 with his video, “A Passing Face”, to half a decade later with, “Slime Volcanoes” featuring Calig Kontra, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based rapper/producer has proved his consistency hasn’t slowed down. He has evolved into a stand out emcee and beat maker through out the years, and now his album, “Dr. Deadhorse” finally dropped this month. Consisting of 12-tracks, the only thing I have to say is DAMN! Probably one of the dopest underground projects out ...
Tags: Reviews, Los Angeles, Tech, Jazz, Odin, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Deadhorse, Calig Kontra, Moemaw Naedon, Slime Volcanoes, Deadhorse Moemaw Naedon, Seamus If Sway

Brad Paisley Buys Out Beer Warehouse For Viral Interracial Friends

As protests continue around the country, two Rochester friends have a simple message of unity: "Relax and have a beer!" Benjamin Smith and Marcus Ellis hung out in Smith's driveway last week with a bunch of beers, encouraging people to come by. Their story spread across the internet, and apparently the whole situation inspired none … More »
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The Pointer Sisters’ Bonnie Pointer Dead At 69

Bonnie Pointer, one of the founding members of the Pointer Sisters, has passed away. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning," her sister Anita told TMZ. "Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and … More »
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RMR Has It

It was the giddiest kind of what the fuck: a black man in gold fronts, a ski mask, and a bulletproof vest, surrounded by peers wielding all manner of guns, passionately crooning about hating police and getting revenge on ex-lovers, to the sound of... Rascal Flatts? The artist's name was RMR, pronounced "rumor" -- fitting … More »
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BBC Broadcasts Live Concerts From Empty Halls. A Way Forward?

Last week’s small beginnings showed a way forward, demonstrating what an crucial role the BBC can and must play to aid a potential recovery of classical music before it is safe for venues to open to the public. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Bbc, 06.08.20

Rihanna, Animal Collective, & Hundreds More Musicians Call For New York Police Reform In Open Letter

An wide array of music industry heavyweights have signed an open letter addressed to the New York State House and governor Andrew Cuomo to repeal 50-A, the section of the NY Civil Rights Law that makes police misconduct records inaccessible to the public. More »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Rihanna, Andrew Cuomo, Animal Collective, Rihanna Animal Collective amp, New York State House

Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters Dead at 69

Bonnie Pointer, a Grammy-winning singer best known as an original member of the popular 70’s disco group The Pointer Sisters, died Monday morning (Jun 8). She was 69 years old. TMZ reports: Her sister, Anita, tells TMZ, “It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of The Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning. Our family is devastated, on behalf of my siblings and I and the entire Pointer family, we ask for your prayers at this time.” Bonnie was one of the OG P...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Anita, Bonnie, Bonnie Pointer, Jeffrey Bowen, R.I.P, Celebrity Deaths, The Pointer Sisters, OG Pointer Sisters

Former Ohio Teacher Who Molested 28 First-Graders Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

A former teacher out of Springboro, Ohio was sentenced to just eight years in prison after he was found guilty of molesting dozens of first-grade students. WKRC reports: A jury found John Hopkins guilty of 34 of the 36 charges against him in March. Hopkins molested 28 first grade girls at Clearcreek Elementary School. His actions were caught on surveillance video. He would nuzzle and kiss the girls. He put his hands on their thighs and other body parts and inside of their shirts. Hopkins had tol...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Teachers, Jazz, Sex Crimes, Ohio, Injustice, Hopkins, Pedophiles, John Hopkins, Really, WKRC, Springboro Ohio, Bad Teacher, Child Molesters

Leon Bridges & Terrace Martin Connect For “Sweeter”

"I cannot and will not be silent any longer."
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Bike Ride for Equality [LV]

On June 14th, we'll ride down the Las Vegas Strip as we peacefully protest against police brutally and racism.
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Juicy J – “Hella Fuckin’ Trauma”

Juicy J has released a new song called "Hella Fuckin' Trauma" on which he addresses police brutality and this last week of protests. "I don't need no reparations, bitch, just gimme back what's mine/ You know I keep the peace, but the peace is a nine," he raps on it. "Freedom of speech, I got … More »
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NYT Poll: Most Epidemiologists Wouldn’t Attend A Concert For A Year Or More

When can concerts come back, and when will the concert experience return to normal? In the wake of COVID-19, there's been plenty of confusion on that front. The first attempt at a socially distant concert looked bleak, and presumably Live Nation's proposed reduced-capacity festivals will be similarly dystopian. Drive-in … More »
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Village People No Longer OK With Trump Using “Macho Man” At Rallies

The Village People are no longer OK with Donald Trump playing their songs at his rallies. Trump has been playing both "Macho Man" and "Y.M.C.A." during his public appearances for years now. Just last week, "Macho Man" was played over the loudspeakers while Trump and Mike Pence watched the SpaceX rocket launch. As … More »
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Matthew Dear – “Universal Truth”

Matthew Dear has released a new song, "Universal Truth," as part of the Adult Swim Singles series. Dear's last album was 2018's Bunny, though in the last couple months he's released two separate collections of random odds-and-ends that he found in his vault. This new one, "Universal Truth," is … More »
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An Argument To Ease 2 Metre Social Distancing For Musicians

It’s difficult to see a way of easing social distancing for audiences to make theatres and venues viable during the pandemic, but this was not the case for performers. “There’s no finesse about the 2m rule at the moment. If you’re in a line rather than looking at each other, then it seems to be overkill.” – BBC
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Inter Arma – “March Of The Pigs” (Nine Inch Nails Cover)

Marches and pigs have both been in the news a whole lot over the last couple of weeks. In Richmond, Virginia, for example, the protests against police brutality have been raging constantly, every night, since Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd. So maybe it's appropriate that Richmond metal destroyers have just dropped their cover of the … More »
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John Legend Explains What Exactly Is Meant By “Defund The Police”

As protests continue throughout the country, there has been a growing call to defund the police. It's not a new idea. There's a lot of literature on the subject -- one such book, Alex S. Vitale's The End Of Policing, is being offered as a free download right now and Vitale … More »
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ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus Shares Support For Protesters: “The World Is Full Of Idiots”

Björn Ulvaeus has spoken out in support of the protests against systemic racism and police brutality that have happened worldwide in a video message that he sent to the international news agency Reuters. "The world is full of idiots. The solidarity that we see in the streets of the cities around the world … More »
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Stream Jeff Rosenstock’s Soundtrack For The First Craig Of The Creek Musical Episode

Two years ago, the Cartoon Network debuted Craig Of The Creek, an animated show about a kid and his two best friends having imagination-driven adventures in the woods near their houses. Pop-punk auteur Jeff Rosenstock wrote and recorded the show's theme song. Today, Craig Of The Creek is airing "In The Key Of … More »
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Gordi – “Unready”

Back in April, Sophie Payten announced her sophomore album as Gordi, Our Two Skins. We've heard a few songs from it so far, including "Sandwiches," "Aeroplane Bathroom," and "Volcanic." And today, she's back with another new one. More »
Tags: Music, Gordi, Sophie Payten, Alex Borstein, Madeleine Purdy

Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin – “The Bastard Wind”

Back in 2017, the Seattle doom duo Bell Witch absolutely fucked us up with Mirror Reaper, an album that consisted of one funereal, monolithic 84-minute track. You will probably not be surprised then, to learn that the new Bell Witch song is 19 minutes long. For this band, that's not even that much … More »
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Neil Young Says “We Have To Deal With Our White Insecurities,” Hopes Stacey Abrams Will Be VP

Rock legend and longtime activist Neil Young has spent the past few months in quarantine, sharing occasional videos of himself playing "fireside session" live shows around his house. But after the past few weeks of widespread protests against police brutality, Young has spoken up. This past weekend, Young wrote a reflective … More »
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Year Of The Knife – “Virtual Narcotic”

The Delaware hardcore wreckers Year Of The Knife were supposed to be one of the openers on Code Orange's spring tour. When that tour was canceled, YOTK did like Code Orange and debuted a bunch of new songs in an audience-free livestream. Year Of The Knife have been around since 2015, and last … More »
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The Killers Update “Land Of The Free” With Lyrics About George Floyd

Last year, the Killers released a one-off track called "Land Of The Free" with a music video directed by Spike Lee that was shot at the US/Mexico border. In a statement that accompanied the song at the time, Brandon Flowers said that it was inspired by "Ava DuVernay's 13th and my friend Jimmy … More »
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Weekly Dope: Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies & More

A collection of our favorite songs of the week.
Tags: Jazz, Run The Jewels, Playlists, Flatbush Zombies, 2dope, Weekly Dope

Warum jede*r Weiße eine Mitschuld am White Privilege trägt

Die globale Pandemie scheint in den Nachrichten schon fast vergessen zu sein, als Layla Saad und ich uns zum ersten Mal unterhalten. „Weiße Menschen sind es nicht gewohnt, sich selbst als Weiße zu sehen“, sagt Saad, die Autorin des Buches Me and White Supremacy. „Ich war mir von klein auf bewusst, dass ich eine Schwarze Person bin, denn wenn man nicht Teil der dominanten Kultur ist, ist man immer nur der andere. Und so weißt du einfach, dass du nicht zu denen gehörst, die als ‘normal‘ angesehen ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, Atlantic, New York Times, Charles, Welt, White Supremacy, Kendall, Arbeit, Trotz, Wie, Rolle, Aber, Saad, Jahren

This is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "symphony of social justice"

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his iconic "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," a profoundly important message that King's adviser and friend Dr. Clarence B. Jones called a "symphony of social justice." In 2018, Oakland composer Zachary Watkins (Black Spirituals) wrote for the contemporary classical group Kronos Quartet, in honor of Dr. King's activism. The excerpt above features Dr. Jones, currently director of the University of San Francisco Institute for Nonviolence and Social Jus...
Tags: Video, Music, News, New York City, America, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Jones, Carnegie Hall, Kronos Quartet, Clarence B Jones, Zachary Watkins Black Spirituals, Birmingham Jail Film

Lernen & helfen: Bücher, Filme, Organisationen zum Thema Rassismus

Das Jahr ist zwar noch nicht mal zur Hälfte um, doch wir können jetzt schon sagen, dass es gezeichnet ist von Trauer, Wut, Verzweiflung und Hoffnungslosigkeit. Und das gilt besonders für die Black Community. BPoC mussten in den letzten Monaten nicht nur miterleben, wie Familienangehörige und Freund*innen an Corona gestorben sind, sondern auch, wie Schwarze Männer und Frauen brutal ermordet wurden. So kann das einfach nicht weitergehen. Und deswegen gingen in den vergangenen Tagen auch immer m...
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Before Today Turns 10

It can be hard to remember after a decade of chaotic stage antics, foot-in-mouth interviews, and dazzling studio albums just how offensive Ariel Pink already sounded to people’s ears before he entered the spotlight. By the end of the 2000s, indie rock had nearly reached a breaking point of ornately layered and glossy production. It … More »
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