Q&A Sessions: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, standing on the shoulders of heroes

Veteran journalist Felicia Mabuza-Suttle tells us about how she dealt with patriarchy, her passion for youth development and why she is a germaphobe The post Q&A Sessions: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, standing on the shoulders of heroes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Facebook Says They’re Deleting Accounts Of Users Who Won’t Stop Trolling Lizzo With Hateful Comments

Upon the release of Lizzo’s new Cardi B collab “Rumors” last week, the rapper and singer was bombarded with negative online comments, many of them fat-shaming or racist in nature. It got so bad that Lizzo broke down in tears Sunday on Instagram Live, telling viewers, “Sometimes I feel like the world just don’t love me back.” She also posted a TikTok video critiquing the use of the Mammy trope against her: “These people who are saying this are probably the same people who are mad when I’m being h...
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Anderson .Paak Got A Tattoo That Reads “When I’m Gone Please Don’t Release Any Posthumous Albums Or Songs With My Name Attached Those Were Just Demos And Never Intended To Be Heard By The Public”

The release of a second posthumous Pop Smoke album, one the late rap star had little to no input in — as well as renewed talk of a posthumous Aaliyah album — has instigated a fresh wave of discussion about how to respect artists’ legacies after they die. Anderson .Paak has taken a firm public stand on the matter.
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Los Angeles Will Now Require Masks At Large Outdoor Concerts

In the post-vaccine, post-Delta era of the pandemic, the music industry seems to be landing on a basic requirement for concert attendance: You must be fully vaccinated (as AEG is insisting upon beginning Oct. 1) or, barring proof of vaccination, provide negative test results (as is Live Nation‘s current policy). Los Angeles County has decided on a stricter standard.
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Mac McCaughan – “Circling Around”

In July, Mac McCaughan announced he’d be returning with his second solo album, The Sound Of Yourself. At the time, he shared a lead single called “Dawn Bends.” Today, he’s back with another.
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Eminem Playing White Boy Rick In 50 Cent’s BMF

Eminem will portray the drug dealer and FBI informant Rick Wershe Jr, aka White Boy Rick, in 50 Cent’s new Starz drama BMF (Black Mafia Family), as The Wrap reports. Apparently Eminem’s part in the show is very small, but nonetheless 50 Cent had this to say: “I’m honored and appreciative of my good friend Em for supporting my new show BMF. We couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend that is Eminem.”
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Battle Ave – “My Year With The Wizard”

It’s been six years since the Hudson Valley, NY band Battle Ave released their last album, Year Of Nod. Today, they’ve announced their first new material since then: an eponymous EP that was put together remotely and will be out in October. They’re leading things off with “My Year With The Wizard,” a fuzzy and melodic one that features some impeccably mumbled-out lyrics from project leader Jesse Doherty. “My year with the wizard was a long one/ You act like a friend, but you’re the wrong one,” h...
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Penelope Isles – “Iced Gems”

Penelope Isles, the Brighton-based indie-rock group and Best New Bands Of 2019 alumni led by siblings Lily and Jack Wolter, signaled a follow-up to their debut album Until The Tide Creeps In last month with the release of expansive new single “Sailing Still.” Today, they’re officially announcing LP2, Which Way To Happy, produced by the band’s own Jack Wolter and mixed by alt-rock production legend Dave Fridmann.
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Hovvdy – “Junior Day League” & “Around Again”

Last month, Hovvdy announced their new album True Love. At the time, they also shared the album’s title track. Today, they are back with two more songs.
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Lorde – “Mood Ring”

Lorde’s third album, Solar Power, comes out at the end of this week. We’ve heard two songs from it — the title track and “Stoned At The Nail Salon” — and today we’re getting a third, “Mood Ring.” It’s another Lorde/Jack Antonoff co-write/production and it has vocals from Solar Power‘s coterie of background singers: Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, and Kiwis Marlon Williams and James Milne.
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Ducks Ltd. – “How Lonely Are You?” (Feat. The Beths)

Ducks Ltd., the Toronto jangle-pop band formerly known as Ducks Unlimited, have been on our radar since their excellent 2019 debut EP Get Bleak. Carpark re-released an expanded version of Get Bleak earlier this year, and now Ducks duo Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis are getting ready to hit us with their official debut album Modern Fiction. Lead single “18 Cigarettes” made it onto our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list when it came out last month, and today, they’re sharing another new track called “How ...
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Nite Jewel – “To Feel It”

At the end of the month, Ramona Gonzalez is releasing No Sun, her first Nite Jewel album in four years. Recorded after the dissolution of her marriage in 2018, No Sun is both a continuation of Gonzalez’s PhD research into women’s musical lament practices and a very real expression of personal pain. We’ve heard “This Time” and “Before I Go,” and now we’re getting one final offering. While it retains the simmering sadness of the other early tracks, “To Feel It” also leans into the dancey euphoria ...
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박혜진 Park Hye Jin – “I Need You”

Following her breakout EP How can I and a series of collaborative singles with the likes of Blood Orange and Clams Casino, Korean-born, LA-based producer/singer/rapper 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, one of the best new artists of 2020, is finally getting ready to release her debut album Before I Die.
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Thomas Quasthoff Is Singing Again — But Only Jazz

The acclaimed bass-baritone experimented with the genre (including one album) before he made a surprise retirement announcement in 2012. Now, at age 62, he says: “It’s a different kind of singing, but I have now learned a new instrument – the microphone – and I love it.” – The Guardian
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Matthew E. White – “Nested”

Richmond singer-songwriter, producer, and Spacebomb founder Matthew E. White has already released one record this year, a full-length collaboration with Alabama outsider artist Lonnie Holley. And now White is gearing up for a second, K Bay, his first proper solo album in six years. We’ve already heard two songs from it, “Genuine Hesitation” and “Electric,” and today, he’s sharing a third.
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Spirit Was – “I Saw The Wheel”

Since LVL UP a few years ago, the band’s three main songwriters have all dedicated themselves to their own projects: Dave Benton, who just announced a new Trace Mountains album; Mike Caridi with the Glow; and Nick Corbo, who heads up the band Spirit Was, which gets its name from a LVL UP song. Corbo was responsible for some of the heaviest moments in his old band’s discography and he continues digging into muddy and abrasive textures on Heaven’s Just A Cloud, Spirit Was’ debut album.
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Curtis Institute Lets Go Its Longtime Star Oboe Teacher

Richard Woodhams, who retired after 40 years as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal oboist in 2018, was told by the music school that his teaching contract will not be renewed. No reason has been given other than “Curtis has decided to move in a different direction.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Lotic – “Come Unto Me”

After years of stray tracks and mixtapes, released her proper debut album, Power, in 2018. Today, she’s announced its follow-up, Water, which will be out at the end of October. She’s introducing it with “Come Unto Me,” a shadowy and pounding track that makes clear the occasional Björk collaborator’s influences. It’s haunting and beautiful and comes with a striking video directed by Matt Lambert. Lotic had this to say about the vid: “1.8 million Africans died on the Middle Passage; their bodies ...
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Singer Judy Collins recalls Leonard Cohen, and talks new podcast, album and tour

Judy Collins says she is more than happy to give credit where it is due: Her new podcast, “Since You’ve Asked,” was her manager’s idea. “I’m so happy to be able to say that,” the singer says by phone from her home in New York City recently. “My manager is so smart. She said, ‘I’d like you to do some podcasts,’ and I said, ‘Great!’” But it’s Collins’ own intelligence and curiosity that makes “Since You’ve Asked” such an engaging listen. Episodes have so far included writer and teacher Julia Camer...
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Every Time I Die – “Post-Boredom”

More than 20 years ago, Buffalo’s Every Time I Die started off as a straight-up hardcore band. Over the years, their sound moved into a polished metallic attack, and the band became hugely popular. Every Time I Die haven’t released an album since 2016’s Low Teens, and plenty has changed in the time since then. Guitarist Andy Williams, for instance, has become a very successful pro wrestler, working as the Butcher in AEW. But today, ETID have announced plans to release their new LP Radical this f...
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Circuit des Yeux – “Dogma”

Haley Fohr is about to return with a new Circuit des Yeux album, her first since 2017’s Reaching For Indigo. The album is called -io, and it also marks Fohr’s debut at her new home, Matador. -io came out of a period of great, pervasive grief — Fohr struggling to process a personal loss, and then having to work alone on new music during lockdown last year. As a result, the world of the album is described as “a place where everything is ending all the time.” “I became obsessed with black holes, wh...
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Album Of The Week: Wolves In The Throne Room Primordial Arcana

The veteran black metal wanderers Wolves In The Throne Room formed in Olympia, a beautiful little college town that also happens to be Washington’s state capital. Olympia has a lot of thrift shops and seafood restaurants. It’s a bougie place with hippie signifiers and a vague sense of encroaching methiness. K Records and Kill Rock Stars are both based in Olympia, and Kurt Cobain lived there for a while. Rancid wrote one of their best songs about wanting to get back to Olympia. A lot of great ind...
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Apple AirPods Max, Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones on sale today

If you're in the market for an upgrade to your existing wireless headphones, you'll need to check out these sweet headphone deals going on now at Amazon.
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Spotify could launch its HiFi lossless audio tier any day now

In February, Spotify announced its plans to launch a lossless audio tier called Spotify HiFi. Now, a newly discovered video suggests the launch could be soon.
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