New Bruce Springsteen Album Letter To You Out Next Month

It looks like we're getting a new Bruce Springsteen album soon. Listings for an LP called Letter To You, supposedly out 10/23, popped up on Amazon UK and Nail City Record's website today. They've already been taken down, but confirms that the album is real and provides the following tracklist: … More »
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“Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” Star Mary Cosby Married Her Dead Grandmother’s 2nd Husband to Take Over the Family Business

Bravo has a new show called Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, and it has been revealed that one of their castmates has a VERY interesting backstory. According to the bio of cast member Mary Cosby, who is described as a proud “Pentecostal First Lady,” she married her dead grandmother’s second husband in order to take over the family business. And not only did she wed her late grandma’s husband, but they also share a teenage son and have been in marital bliss for the past two decades. Cosby’s cas...
Tags: Videos, TV, Bravo, Pop Culture, Cosby, Jazz, Family Business, Salt Lake City, Mary Crosby, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, RHOSLC, Mary Cosby, Robert Cosby


I have an extra copy of the Labi Siffre My Song 50th anniversary boxset to give away to one of my loyal Soul Sides readers. Edit: Congrats to Jaime Wolf aka MC Escher of East Village Radio for winning the set!
Tags: Music, Soul/funk, East Village Radio, Labi Siffre My Song, Jaime Wolf

Listen to "Songs About Comic Books & Mid-30s Malaise," the new album from the Roland High Life

When I'm not writing things here on BoingBoing and elsewhere, I also sing and play guitar for an indie rock called the Roland High Life. And today, we have a new album out called "Songs About Comic Books & Mid-30s Malaise!" The subject matter is precisely as you would expect it to be. You can hear it now on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes / Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, plus a bunch of music streaming services I haven't even heard of like Deezer and ClaroMusica and Saavn and Anghami and K...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Comic Books, Mental Health, Depression, Musicians, Saavn, Deezer, Songwriting, Scarlet, Shure, Audio Engineering, Anghami, Singer/songwriter, Focusrite Scarlett

The Libertines’ Hotel Is Opening This Month

The Libertines are opening their Albion Rooms hotel in Margate, England this month, Clash reports. The band initially acquired the seaside property in 2016, and the fully renovated five-story Victorian building will also include a restaurant, a coffee shop, two bars, and a recording studio. More »
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AWKWORD x Jesse Jett- “Ten Demands” (Video)

Check out this new video by underground Hip Hop veteran AWKWORD and Jesse Jett titled “Ten Demands“.  This track is about envisioning a new society in which prisons and police are no longer necessary, and communities are equipped to provide for their own health and safety.  Follow him on Instagram @awkwordrap.The post AWKWORD x Jesse Jett- "Ten Demands" (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Awkword, Jesse Jett

Ronald 'Khalis' Bell, cofounder of Kool & the Gang, dies aged 68

The singer, who wrote and composed some of the group’s biggest songs, died at his home in the US Virgin IslandsRonald “Khalis” Bell, a cofounder and singer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.Bell died at his home in the US Virgin Islands Wednesday morning with his wife by his side, publicist Sujata Murthy said. The cause of death has not been released. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, US, US news, Culture, Bell, Us Virgin Islands, Kool the Gang, Khalis, Ronald Khalis Bell, Sujata Murthy

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist – “Frank Lucas” Ft. Benny The Butcher (Video)

“Frank Lucas” is the newest video off the highly acclaimed collaborative project “Alfredo” courtesy of Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist. Gangsta Gibbs brings red-hot Griselda Records spitter BENNY THE BUTCHER down to the city built off of cocaine for 4 and a half minutes of bars, boats and bling.The post Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - "Frank Lucas" Ft. Benny The Butcher (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Freddie Gibbs, Benny, Frank Lucas, Alfredo, Alchemist, Benny the Butcher, Alchemist Gangsta Gibbs

Kool & The Gang’s Ronald Bell Dead At 68

Singer and musician Ronald Bell, who founded the iconic funk and R&B group Kool & The Gang with his brother Robert, died on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports. A publicicist confirmed the news, saying that he died suddenly at his Virgin Islands home with his wife Tia Sinclair Bell. No cause … More »
Tags: Music, Gang, New York Daily News, Robert, Obit, Virgin Islands, Kool and the Gang, Ronald Bell, Kool & The Gang, Tia Sinclair Bell, Ronald Bell Dead

Happy 909 Day! Listen to the songs that came before ‘Energy Flash’

There are few techno tracks as influential as Joey Beltram's "Energy Flash." But it's also a case study in form and influence - one you can learn from. To get started, listen to the tracks that came first. The post Happy 909 Day! Listen to the songs that came before ‘Energy Flash’ appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
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eLZhi – “Light One Write One” (Prod. By JR Swiftz)

eLZhi & JR Swiftz are back with “Light One Write One”, the 2nd offering off their upcoming album Seven Times Down Eight Times Up dropping on September 25. The post eLZhi – “Light One Write One” (Prod. By JR Swiftz) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Elzhi, JR Swiftz, Swiftz

Tamar Braxton Says Fiancée Assaulted Her & Threatened to Kill Them Both in Murder-Suicide

On Tuesday (Sep. 8), reports emerged that Tamar Braxton’s fiancée David Adefeso was seeking a restraining order against Tamar for what he described as a “domestic violence situation,” insinuating that Tamar had physically assaulted him. But now, Tamar is telling her side of the story, and it sounds like she’s the one who needs the restraining order after all! The Blast reports: According to sources close to Braxton, the ex-couple got into a heated altercation while driving to check the reality s...
Tags: Celebs, David, Pop Culture, Jazz, Toxic Relationships, Logan, Tamar, Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Celebrity Relationships, Los Angeles County Court, David Adefeso, Adefeso, Logan Herbert

Eartheater – “Volcano”

Experimental artist Alexandra Drewchin, better known as Eartheater, is about to release a new album called Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin. The LP was inspired in part by the Earth's geology, and several of its instrumental compositions were initially developed as the soundtrack to films of solar storms and volcanic eruptions. Today, following … More »
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Michigan Opera Theatre Picks Yuval Sharon As Its Next Artistic Director

Sharon’s presence elevates MOT immediately to international relevance in the opera world and brings to Detroit the kind of innovative artistic leader unique among the city’s cultural institutions. His hiring is a bold but risky choice for a company with a largely conservative artistic profile that has historically lived on razor-thin financial margins and struggled to forge a post-DiChiera identity. – Detroit Free Press
Tags: Art, Music, Michigan, Detroit, Sharon, Yuval Sharon, 09.09.20

The Music Of Biology And The Biology Of Music

The argument that there is both an aliveness and a wholeness to organic life which is potentially recognizable to musicians in musical terms has in the past been easier to make for those immersed in the invisible, mycorrhyzal webs of oral traditions than in the architectural solidity of art music, with its notations, institutions, theories and formal pedagogies. But let’s not get stuck in these academic distinctions. – Resilience
Tags: Art, Music, 08.19.20

“Backstabber”, One Of Eminem’s First Recordings

Check out one of Eminem‘s first ever recordings before the fame, “Backstabber”, a single by Soul Intent, Eminem’s first rap group.The post "Backstabber", One Of Eminem's First Recordings first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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Jenny Owen Youngs – “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry Cover)

I'm a big fan of Jenny Owen Youngs from back in the day -- her debut Batten The Hatches and its follow-up Transmitter Failure were in heavy rotation for me during my high school years and are both great -- and she's still putting out music (and hosting a … More »
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K-Pop Supergroup Tops Global Billboard Charts, Suggests Different Direction For Pop Music

The song topped Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart and rose to number one on the iTunes charts in over 100 countries. It also set a YouTube record for the most views in 24 hours. BTS’s success, particularly on the Billboard Hot 100 recently, highlights the need to re-examine how we define pop music within the global music industry. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Audience, 09.08.20

M.I.A. – “CTRL”

Back in March, after she launched a Patreon but before she came out against mandatory vaccinations, M.I.A. shared a new song called "OHMNI 202091." Today she's launched the similarly named with the release of another new song called "CTRL." … More »
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Aesop Rock Announces New Album, “Spirit World Field Guide”

Aesop Rock, one of underground hip-hop’s most enduring and illuminating talents, has announced his new album Spirit World Field Guide is set for release on November 13 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The collection, arguably the most expansive and ambitious work in the verbose MC/producer’s storied career, is a concept album of sorts; a guide to an upside-down world illustrated across 21 insightful chapters of firsthand know-how of the terrain, wildlife, and social customs of our parallel univer...
Tags: News, Jazz, Aesop, Justin, Aesop Rock, Kaufman, Rob Shaw, Rhymesayers, Spirit World, Malibu Ken, Travis Millard

mxmtoon – “ok on your own” (Feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)

The young ukulele-slinging star mxmtoon released her debut album, the masquerade, just about a year ago. Since then, the singer-songwriter -- who's otherwise known as Maia -- embarked on a two EP series across 2020. First was dawn back in April, and mxmtoon will follow it up with dusk in a couple weeks. And today … More »
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Skip Marley – “Make Me Feel” f. Rick Ross & Ari Lennox (Video)

Skip's debut EP, 'Higher Place,' is out now.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Rick Ross, Marley, Skip Marley, Ari Lennox, Ari Lennox Video

Zion I – “WLCM” (future)

Based in Oakland, CA, Zion I has risen through the ranks of independent hip-hop as one of the most prolific conscious rap artists of the past 2 decades. With more than two-dozen releases under his belt, Zion I uniquely bends the musical genres swinging between a range of influences including rap, rock, reggae, and other styles. This fluidity within his music has led him to create inspired music influenced by social & political woes, personal challenges & triumphs, family, spirituality, and hi...
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Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist – “Frank Lucas” f. Benny the Butcher (Video)

Off that Alfredo album, still in rotation.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Freddie Gibbs, Benny, Frank Lucas, Alfredo, Alchemist, Benny the Butcher

eLZhi, “Light One Write One”

With Seven Times Down Eight Times Up dropping September 25th, eLZhi is…
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Aesop Rock Opens “The Gates” Ahead of ‘Spirit World Field Guide’ Album

Aesop's new album arrives November 13th.
Tags: Videos, News, Jazz, Aesop, Aesop Rock, Aesop Rock Opens

A breakthrough AI-assisted color grading tool emerges from a VJ-Hollywood collaboration

Hollywood-quality color grading is about to get way more accessible, affordable, and automated. It's all thanks to a fresh collaboration between experts in AI and live visual software - and studio colorists. The result promises to be a huge deal for anyone working with color in moving images. The post A breakthrough AI-assisted color grading tool emerges from a VJ-Hollywood collaboration appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
Tags: Music, Metal, Hollywood, Color, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Motion, Color Grading, Color Correction, Synopsis, DaVinci Resolve, Vdmx, Vidvox, CinemaNet

Aesop Rock – “The Gates”

Early this year Aesop Rock shared a one-off single called "Rogue Wave" -- which inspired a response track by The O.C.-era indie rockers Rogue Wave called "Aesop Rock" -- and a video game soundtrack called Freedom Finger (Music From The Game). Now the underground rap legend is ready to drop his … More »
Tags: Music, Aesop Rock, Rob Shaw, Justin "Coro" Kaufman

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