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Welcome to Goth Country

When it comes to musical genres, I think I’m pretty much game for anything. So when friend of Need Coffee, Patrick Ogle, decided to post a Kickstarter for a collection of goth covers of country songs…I signed up immediately. I also appreciate it when he says things like this: Genres are just marketing tools. What is good is good and most genres have good and bad in them. This record is my homage to country and my belief is that these songwriters are among the best. If you want to hear his ...
Tags: Music, Headsup, Guy Clark, Goth Country, Patrick Ogle, Kris Kristofferson Lucinda Williams


Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Announce Breakup

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down have announced that they are breaking up. “After over a decade of making music together, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down is dissolving,” the group wrote in a statement on social media. “Thank you to all who have recorded and performed with us. Thao and Adam are each moving on to pursue other projects.”
Tags: Music, News, Adam, Thao, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Thao Nguyen


Romania’s Enescu Festival Persists Despite The Pandemic

The Romanian “embodied an ideal of the complete musician in his roles as composer, virtuoso violinist and pianist, conductor, teacher and generous mentor to younger artists.” And the country attracted 32 orchestras from 14 countries for the 25th Enescu Fest. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Romania


Pharmakon is the solo industrial noise project by badass musician Margaret Chardiet

I love this NSFW video that Margaret Chardiet made with collaborators Jacqueline Castel and Caroline Schub for her track Devour, from her 2019 album Devour. Check out how the grain and static works to obscure and then reveal the various scenes of flesh and destruction that flicker throughout the video. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Margaret Chardiet, Caroline Schub, Jacqueline Castel


The New York Phil Is Essentially On Tour For Its Entire Season

Moving all of the instruments – and all of the music – is no small task. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, New York Phil


Did Los Angeles Just Experience Its Best Hollywood Bowl Season Ever?

Mark Swed thinks so – and it wasn’t just post-shutdown elation, either. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Mark Swed


The Chopin Competition Finally Opens Again In Poland

Before COVID lockdowns hit, the last competition in the series to be delayed was thanks to WWII. – Seattle Times (AP)
Tags: Art, Music, Poland


Kacey Musgraves Nods To Forrest Gump Scene On SNL Season Premiere

Last night was the season 47 premiere of Saturday Night Live, and Kacey Musgraves was the musical guest opposite host Owen Wilson. She performed two tracks from her recent album star-crossed, “justified” and “camera roll.” During the former, she nodded to a scene in Forrest Gump in which Robin Wright plays a song nude on acoustic guitar by playing the song nude on acoustic guitar. For “camera roll,” she did a more traditional SNL setup. Watch videos of both below.
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, News, Saturday Night Live, Owen Wilson, Robin Wright, Forrest Gump


Grimes Explains Trolling Paparazzi With The Communist Manifesto: “I Like Capitalism”

Grimes has responded to the increased attention following her breakup with Elon Musk by called “LOVE” (in response to online hate) and trolling paparazzi by posing for a photo reading The Communist Manifesto. Those photos, which are also part of an upcoming merch campaign, made the rounds yesterday and inspired such headlines as Grimes, Who Dated A Literal Billionaire, Was Seen Reading Karl Marx, AKA The Communist Bible and .
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, News, Grimes, Karl Marx


Sunday with Heather Small: ‘I like films that talk about women’

The singer describes a peaceful family day with gospel music, films and Caribbean cookingEarly riser? I’m not lying in with anyone, so there’s not much incentive to stay in bed, and my son is 24 – so there are no early starts with a child that you can’t reason with.Sundays growing up? We were all about Caribbean traditions. It was church and family. We’d have a breakfast of sardines, crackers and hot pepper sauce, then an early Sunday dinner of chicken, rice, peas, coleslaw and dumplings. Contin...
Tags: Music, Pets, Life and style, Soul, Caribbean, Heather Small, Sunday with…, Caribbean food and drink



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