32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #7

Louis Armstrong, Teresa Brewer,The Firehouse Five Plus Two, &THE BEES Let’s begin today with a bit from Pennies From Heaven (1936). It’s Louis Armstrong and his band with “Skeleton in the Closet.” And this is what I was looking for when I came across the above… a live version of “Old Man Mose” by Louis Armstrong. But instead I found this: Teresa Brewer rocking it along with the Firehouse Five Plus Two. And the band is made up of all members of Disney Animation. Pretty much all...
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Diplo Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Says “Stalker” Is Trying To Extort Him

Diplo has posted a lengthy message to Instagram denying sexual misconduct allegations against him and accusing an unnamed 25-year-old woman of stalking and extortion. (Last fall, the woman accused the DJ of recording sexually explicit videos of her without her permission, distributing at least one without her consent, and knowingly infecting her with chlamydia.) Diplo, aka Thomas Wesley Pentz, is now accusing the woman, whom he refers to as “SA,” of being “a stalker [who] scammed her way into my...
Tags: Music, News, Diplo, BuzzFeed News, Thomas Wesley Pentz

Deap Vally – “Magic Medicine”

Los Angeles garage-rock duo Deap Vally — aka Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards — have announced their third studio album, MARRIAGE, arriving November 19 via Cooking Vinyl. It follows 2016’s Femejism and this year’s Digital Dream and American Cockroach EPs (not to mention their 2020 LP with Flaming Lips, Deap Lips) and features collabs with KT Tunstall, Peaches, Jennie Vee, and jennylee.
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Peaches, Jennie Vee, Jennylee, New Music, Kt Tunstall, Deap Vally, Lindsey Troy, Julie Edwards, Deap Lips, Digital Dream

Lily Konigsberg – “Proud Home”

Lily Konigsberg is releasing her debut solo album, Lily We Need To Talk Now, at the end of the month. We’ve heard two jams from it so far, “That’s The Way I Like It” and “Sweat Forever,” and now we’re getting a third, “Proud Home.”
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The Harder They Fall review – Idris Elba rides into trouble in garishly violent western

Jeymes Samuel’s gonzo revenge western, with a cast including Elba, Regina King, and Zazie Beetz is enjoyable, if face-splatteringly brutalThe London film festival saddles up for a gonzo revenge western which aims to reclaim the often erased African American side of this genre and history. It stars Regina King, Idris Elba and LaKeith Stanfield, and is created by the impressive hyphenate Jeymes Samuel, also known as singer-songwriter and film-maker The Bullitts, who also co-produces along with Tar...
Tags: Music, London, Film, Culture, Festivals, Idris Elba, Westerns, London film festival, Tarantino, Regina King, Mario Van Peebles, Zazie Beetz, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Jeymes Samuel, London film festival 2021, Elba Regina King

The $uicideboy$ Circus Comes To Town

About halfway into last night’s stop on the $uicideboy$’ Grey Day tour — after Ramirez, before Night Lovell — the Richmond crowd started up a chant: “Suck my dick! Suck my dick!” Men chanted it. Women chanted it. Children probably chanted it. As far as I could tell, nothing in particular set the chant off. The massive crowd wasn’t mad at any one person. It wasn’t visibly horny, either. Instead, this was just a few thousand motherfuckers excited to be out on a warm night, yelling cusswords into t...
Tags: Music, Giggs, Richmond, Status Ain't Hood, The Alchemist, Ramirez, Denzel Curry, Mavi, Pouya, Turnstile, Rhys Langston, Uicideboy, Night Lovell, Bandgang Lonnie Bands, Est Gee, C Biz

Check out Michael Hearst's song: "Ode to Odd Instruments"

Musician Michael Hearst composed a lovely short song using a bunch of instruments I've never heard of: Space Crickets (made by Dan Steinberg)Aquaphone (made by Dan Steinberg)Peavy Patriot electric bass guitar (purchased for $75 from a Navy dude in Norfolk, VA in 1990.) — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Navy, Norfolk VA, Michael Hearst, Dan Steinberg Aquaphone, Dan Steinberg Peavy Patriot

Nigel Kennedy: Liberace Of The Violin Or Latter-Day Paganini? Or…

“Paganini may be a better comparison: a restless figure of astonishing ability, despised by (some) as a circus performer and accused by others of selling his soul to the devil. Kennedy seems similarly trapped, … with a gift for embarrassing nearly everyone nearly all the time.” – London Review of Books
Tags: Art, Music, Liberace, Kennedy, Paganini, Nigel Kennedy

Jarvis Cocker – “Paroles, Paroles” (Feat. Laetitia Sadier) (Dalida And Alain Delon Cover)

Jarvis Cocker recorded an entire album of ’60s and ’70s French pop covers — Chansons D’Ennui, credited to the fictional artist Tip-Top — as a companion to Wes Anderson’s new movie The French Dispatch. We’ve already heard its lead single, a cover of Christophe’s “Aline,” which soundtracked the film’s first trailer. And now we’re getting a cover of Dalida and Alain Delon’s 1073 hit “Paroles, Paroles,” which was itself a cover of an earlier Italian song, sung as a duet between Cocker and Stereolab’...
Tags: Music, Wes Anderson, Jarvis Cocker, New Music, Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier, Alain Delon, Aline, Cocker, Christophe, Dalida, Tip Top, Laetitia Sadier Dalida

The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Addresses Split With Bandmate Kevin Whelan

Everyone invested in New Jersey indie rock heroes the Wrens has been waiting well over a decade for Charles Bissell — the band’s singer, guitarist, resident producer, and de facto leader — to finish tinkering with the new album they’ve been promising since not too long after 2003’s masterful The Meadowlands. That includes Bissell’s Wrens co-frontman Kevin Whelan. In a New York Times interview last month, Whelan announced that, having run out of patience with Bissell’s perfectionist delays and co...
Tags: Music, News, New York Times, Queens, New Jersey, Observatory, Whelan, Bissell, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Jerry MacDonald, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan Kevin

Los Angeles Will Require Vaccination For Indoor Concerts

The city of Los Angeles will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for indoor concerts starting on November 4, as ABC 7 reports. The new ordinance, which was passed by the LA City Council on Wednesday, will also require vaccination proof at indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, and other locations.
Tags: Music, News, Abc, Los Angeles, LA City Council

Lala Lala – “Utopia Planet”

Lala Lala’s new album I Want The Door To Open is out at the end of the week. We’ve heard a handful of songs from it already — “DIVER,” “Color Of The Pool,” and “Prove It” — and today we’re getting one more, “Utopia Planet,” in which gluey synths and saxophone playing by fellow Chicagoan Sen Morimoto accompany Lillie West’s surreal visions of a better future.
Tags: Music, New Music, Lala Lala, Lillie West, Utopia Planet, Chicagoan Sen Morimoto

NYT Jazz And Classical Critics Go Back And Forth Over Met Opera’s “Fire Shut Up In My Bones”

Though this opera isn’t Terence Blanchard’s first work to qualify as contemporary classical, he’s best known as a jazz drummer and film score composer. So the paper’s contemporary classical maven, Seth Colter Walls, and jazz writer Giovanni Russonello went to see the piece together. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Terence Blanchard, Giovanni Russonello, Seth Colter Walls

The Dodos – “With A Guitar” & “Pale Horizon”

The Dodos are releasing their new album Grizzly Peak, their first full-length since 2018’s Certainty Waves, next month. The duo announced the record last month by sharing the tracks “Annie” and “The Surface.” And now they’ve given us another two tracks, “With A Guitar” and “Pale Horizon.” As Meric Long explains:
Tags: Music, Annie, New Music, The Dodos, Meric Long

Billy Bragg – “Mid Century Modern”

Earlier this summer, UK folk-punk stalwart Billy Bragg announced that his 10th studio album, The Million Things That Never Happened, would arrive in the fall, and released lead single, “ .” Now, Bragg is back with another one, “Mid Century Modern.” The track itself is a country-adjacent, mid-tempo ballad that finds its famously left-wing singer grappling with today’s constantly shifting political landscape.
Tags: Music, UK, Billy Bragg, New Music, Bragg

Hand Habits – “Clean Air”

Meg Duffy is releasing their new Hand Habits album Fun House, the follow-up to 2019’s excellent placeholder, in just a couple of weeks. We’ve already heard “Aquamarine,” “No Difference,” and “Graves,” and today, Duffy is sharing one last single, the lush folk-rock ballad “Clean Clair,” which features the War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley on bass.
Tags: Music, New Music, Duffy, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Dave Hartley

This Nine Inch Nails/Hall & Oates mash-up is a wonderful match made in hell

Bill McClintock brings together Hall & Oates's new wave R&B classic "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" from 1981 with the Nine Inch Nails industrial-funk hit "Closer" (1994) into an oddly killer mash-up. The guitar solo is courtesy of Iron Maiden's "Flight of the Icarus" (1983). — Read the rest
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Eartheater – “Scripture”

A year ago, Alexandra Drewchin, the impossible-to-categorize musician who records under the name Eartheater, released her album Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin. Since then, Eartheater has had a whole lot going on. Grimes has been teasing an Eartheater collab on her mysterious forthcoming album. Eartheater also recently appeared in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty fashion show, which is a pretty big look for a relatively experimental musician. And today, Eartheater has released a new track.
Tags: Music, Grimes, New Music, Alexandra Drewchin, Eartheater, Rihanna s Savage x Fenty

PinkPantheress – “I Must Apologise”

PinkPantheress is a TikTok phenom who makes low-key dance music in the same vein of Erika de Casier or TLC, with a little bit of Hannah Diamond’s pop uncanny valley in there as well. She’s putting out her debut mixtape, To Hell With It, next week, which comes on the heels of a string of singles from the young UK musician that have all bubbled up over the past year. Most of those are included on the forthcoming To Hell With It, as is the just-released “I Must Apologise,” which samples the house m...
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Crystal Waters, Erika de Casier, PinkPantheress

Converge’s Jane Doe Model Revealed

As explained when we revisited the album for its 20th anniversary last month, the cover art for Converge’s Jane Doe is iconic. I’ve been seeing it on T-shirts ever since high school, long before I’d ever heard a note of the post-hardcore luminaries’ music. The artwork, a mixed media portrait of an unknown woman by vocalist Jacob Bannon, has become a central part of Converge’s iconography, functioning as a logo for the band long beyond the Jane Doe album cycle. Many people have it tattooed on the...
Tags: Music, News, Jane Doe, Converge, Jacob Bannon, Tom Breihan

The Schitt’s Creek Monopoly game is simply the best… at least as far as Monopoly games go.

If you’ve been missing your “Ew, David!” fix, or Moira’s capacious vocabulary (see what I did there?), I give you the ultimate family game night board game: The brand new Schitt’s Creek Monopoly game. Let’s just say that if you are ever going to get me to play Monopoly, this is the version that will […]
Tags: Games, Shopping, David, Humor, Pop Culture, Board Games, Moira, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Men, Entertainment + Media, Gifts For Teens + Tweens, Toys + Playthings, Creek Monopoly

Flock Of Dimes – “Through Me”

The always well-curated Adult Swim Singles series continues today with a new one from Flock Of Dimes. Between this project, her output with Wye Oak, and her work with Bon Iver, Jenn Wasner has been prolific in recent years, so it’s amazing she still has hot tracks like “Through Me” sitting around. But she does, and today we get to hear it.
Tags: Music, New Music, Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes, Bon Iver Jenn Wasner

Pharrell Pulls Something In The Water Festival From Virginia Beach, Citing “Toxic Energy” And The Police Killing Of His Cousin Donovan Lynch

In 2019, Pharrell Williams brought the inaugural edition of his Something In The Water festival to his Virginia Beach hometown. Pharrell headlined that first festival himself, performing with a succession of surprise-guest collaborators that included Jay-Z, Diddy, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, and Tyler, The Creator. That first festival might be the only Something In The Water festival that ever comes to Virginia Beach. The festival planned to come back for 2020 and 2021 editions, but they w...
Tags: Music, News, Virginia, Pharrell, Pharrell Williams, Virginia Beach, Jay Z Diddy, Something In The Water, Donovan Lynch, Snoop Dogg Missy Elliott

Anaïs Mitchell – “Grace Cathedral Hill” (The Decemberists Cover)

The time is drawing near for us to revisit the early Decemberists era. Next year the bookish and occasionally proggy Portland folk-rock band’s debut album Castaways And Cutouts turns 20 years old this coming spring, and you better believe I’m gonna reflect upon it when the time comes. But thanks to Kill Rock Stars’ 30th anniversary covers comp Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars), we can return to the Colin Meloy zone a little early.
Tags: Music, Portland, The Decemberists, New Music, Colin Meloy, Anais Mitchell

Smash Mouth Quietly Hired New Singer While Steve Harwell Recovers From Heart Issues

Smash Mouth, last seen performing for hordes of maskless bikers at Sturgis last summer, quietly hired a substitute singer while Steve Harwell recovers from health issues. Fans attending Smash Mouth’s recent concerts were surprised to see Harwell replaced by… some guy who definitely wasn’t Harwell, leading many to wonder if the band had fired their longtime frontman without bothering to say anything.
Tags: Music, News, Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell, Harwell, Sturgis

Hear Lil Yachty Remix Tame Impala’s “Breathe Deeper” From New The Slow Rush Deluxe Box Set

Tame Impala are putting out a new deluxe edition of their most recent album The Slow Rush early next year. The box set will include alternate artwork, a 40-page booklet, and a Slow Rush calendar for the year 2050, which seems quite a ways away. The new edition will also feature unreleased B-sides called “The Boat I Row” and “No Choices” and some extended cuts and remixes, including last year’s ones by Four Tet and Blood Orange.
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Watch Centro-matic Reunite & Perform With Jason Isbell At ShoalsFest

The twangy Texan indie rock band Centro-matic started in 1995, and they played their farewell show in their Denton hometown in December of 2014. This past weekend, though, Centro-matic got back together. Jason Isbell booked the band to perform at ShoalsFest, his festival in Florence, Alabama. On Sunday night, Centro-matic reunited to play their first show in nearly seven years, and Isbell sat in with them.
Tags: Music, News, Centro, Will Johnson, Jason Isbell, Denton, Isbell, Florence Alabama, Centro-matic

SeeYouSpaceCowboy – “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy” (Feat. Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie)

Earlier this year, the theatrically messy San Diego post-hardcore band SeeYouSpaceCowboy got together with the metalcore supergroup If I Die First to release the split EP A Sure Disaster. Next month, SeeYouSpaceCowboy will follow that EP with their sophomore LP The Romance Of Affliction. Knocked Loose guitarist Isaac Gale produced the album, and we’ve already posted first single “Misinterpreting Constellations.” The album features a couple of heavy-hitter guests, and one of those guests is Aaron...
Tags: Music, San Diego, New Music, Underoath, Aaron Gillespie, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Isaac Gale, Underoath Gillespie

Diese 5 junge Muslim:innen definieren Beauty zu ihren Bedingungen neu

Muslim:innen gehören zu der weltweit größten Klientele im Bereich von Beauty. Kürzlich stellte sich heraus, dass insbesondere saudische Frauen mehr für Make-up ausgeben als für Lebens-, Transportmittel oder Kleidung. Außerdem ist Dubai gerade im Begriff, Seoul als Schönheitshauptstadt der Welt abzulösen.Da Beauty-Hersteller:innen die potenzielle Kaufkraft des „muslimischen Dollars“ erkannt haben, richten sich Kosmetik- und Modekampagnen zunehmend an diese Gruppe: Die halale Schönheitsbranche bei...
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Stream Spiritual Cramp’s Excellent New EP Here Comes More Bad News

San Francisco’s Spiritual Cramp make nervous, urgent, wiry punk rock, and they’re extremely good at it. For the past few years, the band has been silent, but if you’ve seen their live-in-studio cover of the Hives “Walk Idiot Walk” — recorded for last year’s Save Stereogum Zoom party and recently shared with the rest of the world — then you know that they’ve kept their knives sharp. Today, Spiritual Cramp finally return with their Here Comes More Bad News EP, their first new music in three years....
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