Substance810 – “The Definition Of” (Album Review)

Substance810 is an MC/producer from Port Huron, Michigan who first made his mark in 2006 with his debut album The Definition under his original moniker Tekneek. 14 years later & 5 more projects later, he’s returning with a sequel to the album that started it all titled “The Definition Of“.  The opener “All My Life” speaks about being a righteous man now & for this to be the only song not to be produced by Substance810 himself, the psychedelic boom bap production Know It comes through with ...
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Tennessee Concert Attracts Packed Crowd With No Masks Or Social Distancing

Country musician Chase Rice held a concert on Saturday night (6/27) in Petros, Tennessee, which is about an hour outside Knoxville. The event took place at the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a former maximum security prison that is now a museum and occasional concert venue. More »
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Family Gang Black – “Ventilation” (Album)

Rochester emcee Family Gang Black shows what he’s capable of doing on his stellar debut album Ventilation.  
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Watch James Blake Cover Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”

James Blake is well-equipped for the art of the quarantine livestream with his simple boy-and-his-piano setup, and he's been popping up over the last few months to deliver quite a few performances. He's been covering a lot of different songs during these performances. So far, he's done Radiohead, Ray Charles and … More »
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JAMLA’s Reuben Vincent Returns with ‘Boy Meets World’ EP

JAMLA's youngest in charge is back in action.
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Disguised Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes Far-Right Rally With “Inject Obama With The Wuhan Flu” Sing-Along

Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. The prankster crashed a far-right rally in Olympia, Washington over the weekend to sing a song about injecting liberals, Obama, Fauci, the World Health Organization, CNN, mask-wearers, and more with the "Wuhan flu." As The Daily Beast reports, event organizers say that Baron Cohen first pretended … More »
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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover The Beatles In An Empty Rose Bowl Stadium

Miley Cyrus has become the music industry's go-to for classic rock covers. In recent months, she's covered Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and Pink Floyd. Now, she's covered the Beatles' "Help!" for a new performance that aired yesterday as part of Global Citizen's Global Goal: Unite For Our … More »
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Why Does Some Music Have Therapeutic Effects?

And can brainwaves explain it? There’s a place at “the frontiers of biotechnology and experimental music” trying to figure it all out. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Music, 06.26.20

Who Gets Fame, And Who Gets Remembered, As Being Part Of Dance Music?

Aluna Francis: “We not only need to give credit to the artists that created the genre, we also need to establish a long-term plan to secure a healthy future for dance music that is culturally and racially inclusive.” – Pitchfork
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Beyoncé Announces Black Is King Visual Album On Disney Plus

Beyoncé will release a new film project called Black Is King on 7/31, exclusively through Disney Plus. A trailer for the movie is out now. As Variety reports, Black Is King is a full-length visual album in the vein of 2016's Lemonade, based on the music of last year's The Lion King: The … More »
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Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump over use of songs

US president played 1969 classic at Tulsa rally despite cease-and-desist directivesThe Rolling Stones are threatening Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.The Stones said in a statement on Sunday that their legal team was working with the BMI music rights organisation BMI to stop the use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign. Continue reading...
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Conductors On Hold

There’s truly no way to perform the craft of being an orchestra conductor right now. So they, like most of us, are doing other things: “For conductors with steady work before the pandemic — globe-trotting and rarely home — the aftermath of cancellations has amounted to a surprise sabbatical. They have learned new languages, picked up old instruments, and composed. And they have begun to reimagine performances for the coming year.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 06.26.20

Beyoncé Announces Black Is King Film On Disney Plus

Beyoncé will release a new film project called Black Is King on 7/31, exclusively through Disney Plus. A trailer for the movie is out now, and it sure looks like it could be a full-length visual album in the vein of 2016's Lemonade. That would fit with the theme of last weekend's "Black … More »
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