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Interview: Elijah Wood Talks No Man of God, Psychonauts 2, and Favorite Kanye Albums

The Ted Bundy drama No Man of God is out now in theaters and VOD. Directed by Amber Sealey, the film stars Elijah Wood as FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and Luke Kirby as the notorious serial killer. “In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man,” says the official synopsis. “During the early days of the agency’s criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier met with the incarcerated T...
Tags: Music, Movies, Interview, Jay Z, Ted, Fbi, Kanye West, Bill, Elijah Wood, Kanye, Bundy, Yeezus, Luke, Tim, Tim Schafer, Luke Kirby


Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

We got new LPs by Turnstile, Chubby And The Gang, Filth Is Eternal, and Halsey x NIN today. Time to rock out! This kid knows what I’m talking ’bout.
Tags: Music, Shut Up Dude, Halsey


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Caribou, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Marie Davidson, Men I Trust, Tion Wayne, L'Œil Nu, ArrDee


Famed Music School Falls Silent As Taliban Take Afghanistan

“The students are very fearful about their future – not just of their education and their [music] programme, but also about their life. They do not feel safe in Afghanistan.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Afghanistan


MØL – “Serf”

The Danish blackgaze powerhouse MØL announced their new album Diorama last month with the release of lead single “Photophobic.” Today they’ve returned with a second track from the album, an epic immolation titled “Serf.” There are blastbeats here, and the vocals are consistently shrill and indecipherable in the black metal tradition, but mostly this music reaches for a sort of ceremonial grandeur, the sound of being swept upward into the clouds only to be thrust violently into fire below. Have a...
Tags: Music, New Music, Møl


Watch Jason Isbell Cover Three Rolling Stones Songs In Tribute To Charlie Watts

Lately, Jason Isbell has been in the news plenty and quite vocal on Twitter about being back on the road and the vaccination policies he’s implemented for his shows. He’s stuck to it, cancelling a couple performances in places that wouldn’t enforce vaccination rules. But as for the rest of the shows, it marks fans’ first opportunity to hear the 400 Unit rip through material from last year’s excellent Reunions. And the last few nights, concertgoers got something particularly special out of Isbell...
Tags: Music, News, Jason Isbell, Rolling Stones, Isbell, Charlie Watts


Neil Young Says Covid-Era Concerts Are Irresponsible: “These Are Super-Spreader Events”

Neil Young announced last week that he was dropping out of Farm Aid 2021 due to COVID safety concerns. “I don’t want to let anybody down, but still can’t shake the feeling that it might not be safe for everyone. I worry about audiences coming together in these times,” Young wrote. “My soul tells me it would be wrong to risk having anyone die because they wanted to hear music and be with friends.” And now, in another blog post on his official Neil Young Archives website entitled “Concerts And Cov...
Tags: Music, News, Neil Young, Young, Neil Young Archives


Circulatory System Turns 20

Midway through “Outside Blasts,” the fourth song on Circulatory System’s self-titled debut LP, lead singer/songwriter Will Cullen Hart floats a notion that might be a non-sequitur in a different setting but, here, serves as both mild joke and situational affirmation: “There’s no time/ For coming apart at the seams.” If Circulatory System, released 20 years today, is moderately concerned with positivity, cosmology, singularity, and basic elements of earth science, it is absolutely, positively obs...
Tags: Music, The Anniversary, Olivia Tremor Control, Will Cullen Hart, Circulatory System


Nocturnes — The Best Music To Help With Your Pandemic-Induced Insomnia

From the first Nocturne ever published (by John Field in 1814), to Chopin and Debussy and Britten, on to Max Richter’s “eight-hour lullaby” Sleep, Anna Meredith’s Four Tributes To 4am, and Craig Armstrong’s new Nocturnes for two pianos, here are suggested soporifics for the stressed-out. – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Anna Meredith, Britten, Max Richter, Debussy, Chopin, Craig Armstrong, John Field


Dave Grohl’s Archnemesis, 11-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell, Finally Joins Foo Fighters In Concert

Dave Grohl has finally performed live with his nemesis, 11-year-old British drummer Nandi Bushell. Bushell, who was gifted a guitar by Tom Morello after going viral for covering Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerrilla Radio,” challenged Grohl to a drum battle last year — and won. He wrote a theme song for her and she wrote a song for him. And last night, at Foo Fighters’ concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, Grohl invited her to the stage to help close their set out with a performance of “Everlong....
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, Los Angeles, Dave Grohl, Grohl, Tom Morello, Nandi Bushell, Machine s Guerrilla Radio, Nandi Bushell Bushell


Stream Flee Lord & Roc Marciano’s New Collaborative Album Delgado

Way back in 2010, the Long Island rapper Roc Marciano released his self-produced album Marcberg and essentially invented a new subgenre of underground rap. That subgenre doesn’t really have a name, but you can hear echoes of Roc Marci’s bleak, meditative beats and whispered, intricately worded goon-talk in virtually all of the smoky boom-bap that’s come along in the past decade. Roc Marci remains one of the leading practitioners of that sound, and his 2020 album Mt. Marci was one of his best. He...
Tags: Music, Long Island, New Music, Roc Marciano, Conway, Delgado, Ransom, Marci, Roc Marci, Flee Lord, Stove God Cook


Stream Under Attack’s Frantic New EP Preservation’s Crash

Two years ago, a group of veteran Richmond musicians got together and released a righteously fast and furious hardcore punk EP. The members of Under Attack have been in bands like Municipal Waste, Limp Wrist, and Succession. Together, they make old-school basement-rage music that’s almost overwhelming in its simplicity. Their debut EP Through The Blade was a burner. Their new one Preservation’s Crash is another.
Tags: Music, Richmond, New Music, Under Attack, Municipal Waste Limp Wrist


For Over A Century, Black American Composers Have Gotten Attention In Europe That They Couldn’t Get At Home

From William Grant Still, William Dawson, and Florence Price to expatriates working there today, African-American composers whose music has been quickly forgotten here have looked to audiences across the Atlantic, where “they listen to my music instead of looking at me.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Atlantic, William Grant, Florence Price, William Dawson


Joey Purp – “Candypaint”

Three years is a long time in rap, but we won’t have to wait too much longer to hear the fired-up Chicago rapper Joey Purp’s follow-up to his 2018 album QUARTERTHING. Next month, Purp will release UpLate, a new mixtape that promises to embrace the homegrown Chicago sound of house music. We’ve already heard the tape’s lead single “Outside.” Today, Purp has shared another one.
Tags: Music, Chicago, New Music, Joey Purp


Stream Filth Is Eternal’s Merciless New Album Love Is A Lie, Filth Is Eternal

Earlier this year, the ferocious and bloody-minded Seattle hardcore band Fucked And Bound announced a name change. It’s hard to imagine a band name as nasty and memorable as Fucked And Bound, but the band found one that’s at least in the same zone: They would now be known as Filth Is Eternal. Along with the name change, the newly rechristened Filth Is Eternal released a slow, dank noise-rock burner called “ZED.” It sounded like a band changing both its identity and its sound. But that’s not what...
Tags: Music, Seattle, New Music, Fucked and Bound, Filth Is Eternal


Foo Fighters celebrate 26th anniversary at The Forum with hits, new songs, deep cuts and surprises

During some of the darkest days in the past 18 months, music fans were given a ray of sunshine in the form of an 11-year-old British drummer who challenged Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana anchor Dave Grohl to a virtual drum-off. Following weeks of back and forth banter and displays of insane skills, Grohl conceded to his “arch-nemesis” and declared Nandi Bushell the winner. For the first time ever, Bushell and Grohl came face-to-face during the band’s rescheduled and sold-out show at The Forum...
Tags: Music, Sport, James Brown, Things To Do, Soccer, Missouri, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Freddie Mercury, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Aurora, Grohl, Pat Smear


Drake Announces Certified Lover Boy Release Date On SportsCenter

Drake has been teasing his Certified Lover Boy album for more than a year now, starting with the release of his great Lil Durk collab “Laugh Now, Cry Later” last August. Since then he’s scheduled it for January release, then pushed it back. He’s put out a solid EP that made him the first artist to simultaneously debut songs at #1, #2, and #3 on the Hot 100. He’s logged a bunch of features, including a Kanye-dissing guest spot on Trippie Redd’s “Betrayal” that inspired Kanye to doxx him. He’s con...
Tags: Music, News, Espn, Drake, Kanye, Sportscenter, Trippie Redd, COVID


Vespertine Turns 20

I’ve been to a lot of sad movies, but I can only recall one movie-theater experience where the entire audience was sniffling and sobbing out loud. When Dancer In The Dark played at my college early in 2001, in the lecture hall where they showed movies on weekends, the end of the movie audibly wrecked everyone. This was intentional. Dancer In The Dark is an extreme experience, an emotional crucible. We meet this character, this idealistic and idealized young woman who loses herself in the magic o...
Tags: Music, Bjork, The Anniversary


The Number Ones: Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
Tags: Music, Billy Joel, Mick Jones, The Number Ones


Courtney Barnett – “I’ll Be Your Mirror” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

Courtney Barnett is in the middle of rolling out her own new album Things Take Time, Take Time — perhaps you’ve heard its great singles “Rae Street” and “Before You Gotta Go” — but her new song today is not on that album. Instead, Barnett is back with her contribution to the all-star The Velvet Underground & Nico tribute album I’ll Be Your Mirror, from which we’ve already heard Kurt Vile and Matt Berninger‘s tracks.
Tags: Music, The Velvet Underground, Kurt Vile, Barnett, Courtney Barnett, New Music, Matt Berninger, Nico, Rae Street


Iowa Turns 20

While to the unimpressed, nü metal may have seemed like an indistinguishable black cloud descending on the mores of good taste (in the ’90s? as if), each band in the canon had their own point of entry for disenfranchised young people everywhere. System Of A Down were political. Linkin Park had Matrix-era nerd cred. KoRn leaned into the hip-hop grooves. Kittie gave a voice to teenage girls, whereas Limp Bizkit spoke to the inner bro. As a fellow disaffected teenager at the time, these were all in...
Tags: Music, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, The Anniversary, Corey Taylor, Ross Robinson, Joey Jordison, Kittie, Iowa Turns, Slipknot Slipknot


Stream Westside Gunn’s New Mixtape Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Sincerely Adolf

What is Westside Gunn’s whole thing with Hitler? Gunn has built a whole reputation on being a sort of artistically refined street-rapper, as someone who can transition comfortably from the block to the balcony, and yet he continues to play around with Hitler’s name as if that’s just some kind of transgressive luxury good. It’s very strange! It seems very bad! Nobody is calling Westside Gunn a Nazi, but the persistent invocation of Hitler’s name seems like the exact opposite of the tasteful gutte...
Tags: Music, Lil Wayne, Hitler, Hermès, New Music, Conway, Jadakiss, Gunn, Westside Gunn, Boldy James, Mach Hommy, Sauce Walka, Benny the Butcher, Stove God Cook




Japanese Breakfast Detail Sable Soundtrack

Between the new album and the bestselling memoir that’s being adapted into a movie, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner — a person who does not share my opinion of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire” — is having a huge year. It’s not slowing down anytime soon. Back in 2018, Zauner announced that she would soundtrack the forthcoming video game Sable. In June, she shared the new Japanese Breakfast song “Better The Mask,” which comes from that soundtrack. And today, Zauner has announced that t...
Tags: Music, News, Billy Joel, Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner, Sable, Zauner


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Are my fret buzz standards too high??

Author: fusion58 Subject: Re: Are my fret buzz standards too high?? Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:49 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 6 noice wrote: I recently bought a used 2016 Classic S Antique in great shape and am LOVING it. But there's one thing that is driving me crazy...it's FRET BUZZ, particularly on the EAD strings. Using the measurements provided by Suhr support, I've set it up very close to factory spec. I've experimented with slightly more relief, higher action, even a di...
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Aaliyah Released One in a Million 25 Years Ago

Aaliyah was once called the Princess of R&B music. At the age of 15, she released her debut album and it has sold 6 million records worldwide. Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number was the album and with the R. Kelly stuff, it’s very controversial. Two years later, Aaliyah returned with a much more mature sound for her second album. One in a Million was the name of the project. Once again, she sold another 8 million records worldwide and it solidified her as a star. She was only 17-years-old with two...
Tags: Music, Uncategorized, Albums, House, Jazz, Aaliyah, Marvin Gaye, Kelly, Rick, Missy Elliott, Missy Elliott Timbaland, One In A Million, Page Letter


Outkast ATLiens Released 25 Years Ago Today

Outkast is regarded as one of the best hip hop duos to ever touch the mic. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was their debut back in 1994 and it was a classic. The album introduced the Goodie Mob and their first album, Soul Food was also a classic. The hip hop community was waiting to hear some new music from Outkast. Early in the summer of 1996, they released the first single, Elevators for their upcoming album. The album was called ATLiens and it was released 25 years ago today. ATLiens went o...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Belle, Big Boi, OutKast, ATLiens, ATLiens Jazzy Belle Elevators Mainstream, Mo Khujo Decatur Psalm


‘It was the happiest time’: The Beach Boys on their strange second coming

They helped define the 60s, but were hopelessly uncool as the 70s began – and Brian Wilson was unravelling. The band discuss the masterpieces they made against the oddsIn the 1960s, the Beach Boys staked their claim as the US’s most popular band, as their dazzling, harmony-drenched songs about surfing, cars and California Girls epitomised the American dream. So, at the end of the decade, when leader and principal songwriter Brian Wilson – who had recently spent several months in a psychiatric ho...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, London, California, Environment, Beach Boys, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Brian Wilson, American Express, Charles Manson, Al Jardine, The IRS


Halsey Discusses Their Nine Inch Nails Collaborative Album: “I Was Like, Please Make Weird Choices”

Halsey’s new album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power is out now. The pop star worked on it with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and in our Premature Evaluation review we wrote that it’s “a collaboration that should please Halsey fans and Nine Inch Nails fans alike.”
Tags: Music, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Halsey, New Music, Atticus Ross


Kanye West Debuted Donda v3 Alongside DaBaby And Marilyn Manson

Kanye West debuted yet another version of his new album Donda at the third listening party, which took place at Soldier Field in Chicago. West came out into the stadium with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson. The former recently made some homophobic comments and has been dropped from festivals left and right; the latter is currently being sued for multiple instances of sexual assault. A verse from DaBaby replaced one by Jay-Z that was played at the last listening party.
Tags: Music, News, Jay Z, Kanye West, Soldier Field, Marilyn Manson, Donda, Chicago West, DaBaby, Kanye West Debuted Donda



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