Young Thug Plays Three New Songs, Including Elton John & Gunna Collab, In Givenchy Runway Show

Next week, Young Thug is set to finally release his new album Punk, which he’s been talking up for a couple years now. (He’ll perform on Saturday Night Live the day after it’s out.) Young Thug has teased songs from it on his Instagram and performed a few of them live for a Tiny Desk Concert; so far, there’s only been one proper single, “Tick Tock.”
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Elton John, Young Thug, Gunna, Givenchy Runway Show

Love Live! Superstar! Rapping With Beauty & Personality

Love Live! Superstar!‘s idols have been tasked with experimenting with rap, a turn of events that will surely prove comedic as each girl has more chances to show off the extent of their unique personalities. The episode, as always, also concludes with a spectacular performance that idol fanatics will surely describe as even better than […]
Tags: Music, Comedy, Dancing, Sunrise, Anime, Idol, Yuri, Moe, 3D CG, Image Gallery, Love Live

‘We were witness to magic’: ex-Drones drummer Mike Noga’s posthumous swansong

In the lead-up to the belated release of an apocalyptic yet hopeful final album, the late musician’s family open up about his talents and strugglesIn July 2020 a jubilant Mike Noga took to social media to announce the forthcoming release of a new solo album, Open Fire. “It’s been a long time in the making but I couldn’t be prouder of this one,” he wrote in a Facebook post.One month later news broke that the singer, songwriter and former drummer for the Drones – who played with the acclaimed Aust...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Australia news, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Culture, Pop and rock, Gig Economy, Australian Music, Mike Noga

Big Thief Prep Double LP For 2022

Big Thief have already shared a handful of standalone songs this year, such as “Certainty,” “Little Things” (which ranked among our favorite songs that week), and “Sparrow.” All of those seemed to tie into the New York indie-rock act’s ongoing fall tour. Now, reports that the band is actually prepping a double LP for early 2022. It’ll feature 20 songs recorded over the course of a two-week quarantine in the Vermont woods in July 2020.
Tags: Music, New York, News, Vermont, Adrianne Lenker, Big Thief, Buck Meek

Kacey Musgraves Really Was Nude Behind Her Guitar On SNL

As you probably remember, Kacey Musgraves paid homage to a very specific scene from Forrest Gump in her Saturday Night Live performance last weekend, where she played star-crossed tracks “justified” and “camera roll.” During “justified,” Musgraves appeared to be fully nude on acoustic guitar, a la Robin Wright’s Jenny. Now, we know for certain that Musgraves was, in fact, naked behind her guitar, which her publicist confirmed to Variety.
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, News, Saturday Night Live, Robin Wright, Forrest Gump, Musgraves, Jenny Now

Orchestra Conductors: Old Guys Rule

Orchestra conductors appear to live longer than people in any other profession. Famous conductors of the past, then in an era when life expectancy was around 50 years, lived well into their 80s and 90s. – San Francisco Classical Voice
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Get Used To Seeing The Name Tai Verdes

The concept behind the MTV reality show Are You The One is as follows: Twenty-two young singles are matched into ideal couplings using dating software, then must work to identify their perfect matches while living together. If each algorithmically ordained couple successfully identifies each other, the whole group gets to split a million dollars — so, sort of a dystopian remix of familiar MTV concepts like The Real World and Next. In season six, filmed in New Orleans in 2017, the contestants wer...
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Arca – “Born Yesterday” (Feat. Sia)

Arca has finally announced KICK ii, the follow-up to last year’s KiCk i and, if Arca still decides to go through with the whole project, the second part of four in a series. KICK ii will be out on December 3 and she introduced it last week with “Incendio,” which made our list of the best songs of the week.
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Philadelphia Public Orchestra: Reinventing How Orchestras Work

Ari Benjamin Meyers explains that part of his inspiration for the public orchestra came from the lesser-known Fellini film Orchestra Rehearsal, in which the orchestra and conductor are used as metaphors for radical political change. – Philadelphia Magazine
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12 Tipps fürs erste Mal

Du hast dich also entschlossen, zum ersten Mal Sex zu haben. Egal, ob du noch in die Schule gehst, studierst, in deinen Zwanzigern oder Fünfzigern bist, dein Sexdebüt kann sich wie ein großer Schritt anfühlen. Im Allgemeinen erhalten wir viele gesellschaftliche Botschaften darüber, wie es ist, wenn eine Person ihre Jungfräulichkeit verliert. In Wirklichkeit gibt es aber keine „richtige“ Art und Weise, zum ersten Mal Sex zu haben – und „Jungfräulichkeit” bedeutet für jede:n sowieso etwas an...
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Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan Announces New Covers Album Of Songs By PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Cat Power, & More

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan has announced a covers album, Imposter, which he made with musical partner Soulsavers. It’ll be out on November 12. Gahan just covered Metallica for their Blacklist album. Imposter features Gahan covering songs by PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Cat Power, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Mark Lanegan, and more.
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Portrayal Of Guilt – “…where the suffering never ends”

Portrayal Of Guilt are releasing their second album of 20201, CHRISTFUCKER, next month. They announced it with lead single “Possession” and today they’re back with “…where the suffering never ends,” a terrifying blast of noise that breaks apart into a screaming match. Its music video, directed by Craig Murray, depicts a camping trip that turns into a hellish nightmare. Murray explains:
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How Do We Justify Touring Orchestras When It Worsens Climate Change?

I’m increasingly uncomfortable with attending concerts “interpreted by these internationally-touring orchestras when I realize that at least 80 people took a plane for a single concert; particularly when I know that I can listen to a similar interpretation of the same piece by a more local orchestra. – Van
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Watch Members Of Mastodon, High On Fire, & Yob Cover Mountain’s “Never In My Life”

Jordan Olds’ great video series Two Minutes To Late Night no longer drops a new all-star cover every week, the way it did in the early months of the pandemic. But the series is still going, and whenever it puts together one of those ad hoc remote-supergroup covers, it still absolutely rules. Two weeks ago, for instance, the series paid tribute to Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ version of “Stagger Lee.” Today, Two Minutes To Late Night salutes the great ’70s proto-metal hard rockers Mountain.
Tags: Music, News, Mountain, Nick Cave, Mastodon, Melvins, Yob, Big Business, Brent Hinds, High On Fire, Two Minutes To Late Night, Coady Willis, Jordan Olds, Aaron Rieseberg

How A Homeless Kid From Baltimore Eventually Became The New Mexico Symphony’s Principal Tubist

Imagination, hard work, and a big dose of luck propelled Richard Antoine White’s career, he says. – Baltimore Sun
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Metals Turns 10

There are hit songs, and then there are songs that seem to permeate every fibre of popular culture, like cigarette smoke on a denim jacket. Feist’s “1234” was such a song. The numbers don’t lie: a Top 10 single in the US, Canada, and the UK, “1234” propelled sales of the Canadian singer’s 2007 album, The Reminder, past the 2 million mark. But such metrics don’t tell the full story of the song’s sheer ubiquity and its grade-schoolers-to-grandmas cross-generational appeal.
Tags: Music, UK, Feist, The Anniversary, Chilly Gonzales, US Canada, Mocky

The Number Ones: Jon Bon Jovi’s “Blaze Of Glory”

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, Bon Jovi, Jeff Beck, Jon Bon Jovi, Danny Kortchmar, The Number Ones

Dave Grohl Hints That Nirvana’s Nevermind Cover Art Might Change Because Of Naked-Baby Lawsuit

Last month, the world celebrated the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Amidst all the anniversary pageantry, there was also the shadow of a strange developing story. Spencer Elden, the guy who was the baby on the Nevermind album cover and who has celebrated his strange distinction over the years, sued Nirvana, the band’s individual surviving members, Kurt Cobain’s estate, album-cover photographer Kirk Weddle, and the various labels involved in releasing Nevermind, claiming that the cover ...
Tags: Music, News, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Kirk Weddle, Spencer Elden

Billie Eilish Protested Texas Abortion Law At ACL: “My Body, My Fucking Choice”

Recently, the state of Texas enacted the country’s most restrictive abortion law, banning all abortions after six weeks and allowing individuals to sue abortion providers for $10,000. Artists like Lucy Dacus and Jack Antonoff pledged to donate proceeds from Texas shows to abortion funds. On Saturday night, Billie Eilish headlined the first weekend of the Austin City Limits festival. During her show, Eilish spoke up against that abortion law.
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Glastonbury, Austin City Limits, Lucy Dacus, Billie Eilish, Jack Antonoff

‘We wanted to make history’: Michael Jackson’s bizarre year in Bahrain

In 2005, a Bahraini prince welcomed the deposed king of pop and wrote a Hurricane Katrina charity single with him. But Jackson’s erratic behaviour sent plans off courseOmar Shaheen remembers the moment well. In early 2005, the young Bahraini was driving when he received a surreal job offer: the chance to work with Michael Jackson. “It was totally out of left field,” he recalls. “It is a pinch-yourself kind of moment when you get a call to say you’re going to be working with someone who you idoli...
Tags: Music, Culture, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Bahrain, Shaheen, Michael Jackson trial, Abdulla bin Hamad al Khalifa

Musicians Flee Afghanistan And The Taliban

After trying for a month, “more than 100 young artists, teachers and their relatives affiliated with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, a celebrated school that became a target of the Taliban,” finally escaped, heading for Portugal. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Taliban, Portugal, Afghanistan National Institute of Music

The Medieval Ban Against the “Devil’s Tritone”: Debunking a Great Myth in Music Theory

Music lives deep within us, in the marrow of our evolutionary bones, tapping into “this very primitive system,” says British musicologist John Deathridge, “which identifies emotion on the basis of a violation of expectancy.” In other words, our brains are predisposed to hear certain combinations of sounds as soothing and others as disturbing. When we plot those sounds on a staff, we find one of the most dissonant, yet intriguing, combinations, what can be called an augmented 4th or dimin...
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DEVO Co-Founder Jerry Casale Muses on Songwriting & Social Protest: Stream the Nakedly Examined Music Interview Online

This week’s Nakedly Examined Music podcast features a discussion of songwriting and social protest with Jerry Casale, the co-frontman of Devo since its formation in 1973. Jerry developed the idea of “devolution” with his friend Bob Lewis in the late ’60s when attending Kent State University, and by his own account was radicalized to political action by the Kent State shootings in 1970...
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‘I don’t play music when I have sex – maybe I should’: Michelle Visage’s honest playlist

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge puts together the soundtrack of her lifeAt my 10th birthday party, I got not one but three copies of Andy Gibb’s album Shadow Dancing. He was so hot! So sexy! But since I had three copies, I didn’t need to buy it. The first one that I used my own money to buy was Kenny Rogers’s The Gambler. It was No 1 on the radio, and I wanted that record. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Television & radio, Michelle Visage, Rupaul, Kenny Rogers, Andy Gibb

Jason Donovan on Kylie, coolness and cocaine: ‘I’m a survivor and I’ve made mistakes’

Fresh from a run in Joseph, and about to go on tour, the actor and singer reflects on superstardom, drug addiction and the steadying joy of fatherhoodDespite insisting that he likes to look to the future, Jason Donovan is confronted with the past much of the time. He has just started a UK tour – one that has been postponed twice because of the pandemic – singing the songs that turned him into a huge star in the UK in the late 80s and early 90s, after his role in the Australian soap opera Neighbo...
Tags: Music, UK, Television, Drama, Theatre, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, Soap opera, Neighbours, Kylie Minogue, Joseph, Kylie, Jason Donovan

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