Louisville Protesters Set Courthouse on Fire After Breonna Taylor Decision (VIDEO)

The civil unrest in Louisville is intensifying after a grand jury decided not to charge any of the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death with her killing. In response to the decision, protesters took to the streets, and things got violent very quickly. Amid reports that at least two officers have been shot during the protests, video footage emerged showing protesters setting fire to a Louisville courthouse and chanting “burn it down” among other things. Earlier today: Black Lives...
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At Least 2 Louisville Police Officers Shot During Protests Over Breonna Taylor Decision

At least two Louisville police officers were wounded in a shooting downtown Wednesday night (Sep. 23) amid protests in response to the grand jury’s decision not to charge anyone for Breonna Taylor’s murder. Reporters are saying that the Louisville Metro Police Department officer was shot at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time. Additional details regarding the officers’ conditions haven’t been revealed. Videos are circulating social media showing protesters running as shots are fired. [UNCONFIRME...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Kentucky, Cops, Police, Jazz, Police Shooting, Taylor, Police Officers, Gun Violence, Louisville, Louisville Kentucky, Louisville Metro Police Department, Ian Miles Cheong

Juliette Gréco, French chanteuse, dies at 93

French singer and recording star Juliette Gréco, whose career spanned more than six decades, died September 23 at her home in Ramatuelle, France. She was 93. Gréco was one of the few remaining living contemporaries to Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, and other Existentialist artists, writers, and filmmakers. She is described…
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Loma – “Don’t Shy Away” & “I Fix My Gaze”

Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski of Cross Record teamed up with Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg in 2017, forming a trio called Loma and releasing a self-titled record. Next month, they're following it up with a new one called Don't Shy Away, recorded at Duszynski's house in rural Texas, and they've already shared two very good tracks … More »
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Hypoluxo – “Nimbus”

Last month, the nervy Brooklyn group Hypoluxo returned with a new single, "Ridden." It was their first release via Terrible Records' Flexible Distribution, after a pretty negative run with an old label that, as the story behind "Ridden" goes, almost killed the band. But they survived, and they are in fact coming back with a … More »
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Louisville Protesters Chant “Burn It Down!” After Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Aren’t Charged for Her Murder (VIDEOS)

Protesters have taken to the streets of Louisville after the Jefferson County grand jury announced their decision to charge just ONE officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment … not for killing Breonna Taylor, but for bullets that entered neighboring apartments. Reaction to the Grand Jury announcement in Louisville. #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020 A man just nearly pulled his...
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Metropolitan Opera Decides To Cancel Entire 20/21 Season

The decision is likely to send ripples of concern through New York and the rest of the country, as Broadway theaters, symphony halls, rock venues, comedy clubs, dance spaces and other live arts institutions grapple with the question of when it will be safe again to perform indoors. Far from being a gilded outlier, the Met, the nation’s largest performing arts organization, may well prove to be a bellwether. – The New York Times
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D-Rell – “Legacy” Ft. Dae Dae

Check out this new single by rising underground artist D-Rell titled “Legacy” featuring Dae Dae, off his new album “The Nomad.”  The post D-Rell - "Legacy" Ft. Dae Dae first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Rell, Dae Dae, D-Rell

Stoney Kev – “Dopamine”

Up and coming New York based Hip Hop artist Stoney Kev releases new single titled “Dopamine“.  Make sure to also check out his latest album “The New World” and visit his website for more of his music.  The post Stoney Kev - "Dopamine" first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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Stevie Wonder Talks Breonna Taylor, RBG, Trump In New Video Statement

Stevie Wonder has shared a lengthy video statement touching on Breonna Taylor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump, and the George Floyd protests. “You can feel there’s a beat to this drumming and it’s off. Even if you’re not a musician, you can hear when the music is not right," he began. "Can you tell that … More »
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Stone Roses’ Ian Brown Says COVID Was “Planned,” Releases Anti-Lockdown Song

We regret to inform you that Ian Brown, frontman of the iconic Manchester band the Stone Roses, has apparently become a full-blown coronavirus truther. "NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX #researchanddestroy," he tweeted earlier this month, and that was just the tip of the iceberg: "So im a Conspiracy Theorist HA! … More »
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How Showmanship, Memes, & A WhatsApp Fan Community Helped Sports Team Crash The UK Album Charts

Chromatica was a smash. Lady Gaga's sixth album, an homage to club music set in an intergalactic social justice utopia, debuted at #1 in the US and had the biggest opening week of 2020 to date in the United Kingdom. However, something strange happened during the album’s second week on shelves: … More »
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Ohana Festival 2020 goes virtual with archival sets and new performances

The annual three-day Ohana Festival in Dana Point was slated to kick off on Friday, Sept. 25 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point with headliners Eddie Vedder, Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam. Due to coronavirus concerns, the event was canceled earlier this year but promoters have decided to take things virtual and stream archival performances from Vedder, The Strokes, Social Distortion, Tash Sultana, Jenny Lewis, Glen Hansard, LP, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mudhoney, Benjamin Booker and Las...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Concerts, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Dana Point, Ohana, Doheny State Beach, Keb Mo, Jeff Ament, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Kona Brewing Co, Top Stories OCR

Michael Sheen Faces Down A Toaster In Kelly Lee Owens’ “Corner Of My Sky” Video

Kelly Lee Owens released her excellent Album Of The Week-worthy Inner Song last month. One of its many highlights is "Corner Of My Sky," a collaboration with the legendary John Cale. The song is a reflection of Owens and Cale's shared Welsh heritage, and for its official music video they brought … More »
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Atmosphere Announces New Album, The Day Before Halloween, Due Out October 30

Today, iconic hip-hop duo Atmosphere drops a mind-bending music video, “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome,” heralding the release of their latest studio album The Day Before Halloween, due out, appropriately, on October 30. Directed by Jason Goldwatch, the music video veers towards the unsettling with psychedelics, brain surgery, and a nod to the infamous Cold War-era MK-Ultra program. From the outset, “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome” makes it clear that this chapter of Atmosphere’s discography will b...
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Emily A. Sprague – “Star Gazing”

In addition to her stellar work as Florist, Emily A. Sprague also puts out ambient music under her given name. She's put out a couple albums so far, 2017's Water Memory and 2018's Mount Vision, and today she's announcing a new one called Hill, Flower, Fog, which was briefly … More »
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Why The Internet Is Debating “Canceling” Beethoven

A musicologist and a songwriter, stars of Vox’s ‘Switched on Pop’ podcast produced with the New York Philharmonic, have been criticised for their new reading of Beethoven’s Fifth, which argues that white men embraced the work and turned it into a “symbol of their superiority and importance.” – ClassicFM
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Starrah – “Keep Calm” (Prod. James Blake)

Starrah has been around for a while now. You might recognize her name from guest features with Diplo, Big Sean, or Charli XCX, but mostly she's been a behind-the-scenes fixture, racking up writing credits on songs by Rihanna, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Calvin Harris, and many more. She's also been a part of the … More »
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Happy birthday to John Coltrane

Born on this day in 1926, the great John Coltrane. Here is Saint John performing his civil rights elegy "Alabama" composed after members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 167th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls and injuring more than a dozen others. "You can play a shoestring if…
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Detective Brett Hankison Charged With First-Degree “Wanton Endangerment” in Breonna Taylor Shooting Death, $15K Bond Set

The Jefferson County grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky. In a zoom court hearing, Circuit Judge Annie O’Connell announced that Brett Hankison will be charged with three counts of “wanton endangerment” in the first-degree in Taylor’s shooting death. According to Kentucky law: “A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indiffer...
Tags: Crime, News, Kentucky, Jazz, Taylor, Louisville, Jefferson County, Walker, Louisville Kentucky, Mattingly, Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD, Michael Harriot, Kenneth Walker, Bond Set, Annie O Connell

Holy Motors – “Trouble”

Back in July, the hazy Estonian cowboy rockers Holy Motors announced Horse, the followup to their 2018 debut (and Album Of The Week) Slow Sundown. So far, we've heard the uncharacteristically sprightly "Country Church" and the characteristically desert noirish "Endless Night." Today, they're back with a final preview of … More »
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Pylon – “Modern Day Fashion Woman (Version 2)”

Pylon were legends of the post-punk and new wave scene in Athens, Georgia in the early '80s, and their storied career is being celebrated with a new comprehensive box set out in November. In addition to remastered versions of both of their studio albums, the 47-track Pylon Box includes a collection of rarities called Extra … More »
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How BandCamp Became The Anti-Spotify

The platform, with its artist-first business model, has since its birth in 2008 become a player in the music streaming wars by celebrating niche communities while promising a radically transparent approach to royalties. – Los Angeles Times
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Premature Evaluation: Sufjan Stevens The Ascension

"Is it all for nothing?" Sufjan Stevens cries out. "Is it all part of a plan?" This anguished outburst arrives about halfway through The Ascension, his first proper solo album in more than five years, on a song named for the seizure and anxiety medication Ativan. Over the track's jittery electronic pulse, he later utters, … More »
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YG – “Out On Bail”

Next month, the reliable Compton rap hardhead YG will come out with his new album MY LIFE 4HUNNID. For months now, YG has been putting out singles, usually with eye-grabbing videos. We've posted his tracks "Laugh Now, Kry Later!," "FTP," and "Swag." Today, he's come out with a new … More »
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