Astroworld Updates: Police Address Report Of Someone Injecting Festivalgoers With Drug

A “mass casualty event” at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston last night left eight people dead, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old. Seventeen concertgoers were hospitalized, 11 of whom were in cardiac arrest, and hundreds more were injured after the crowd surged towards the stage during Scott’s headlining performance.
Tags: Music, News, Houston, Travis Scott, Scott, Astroworld, Astroworld Festival

Former UB40 member Astro dies after short illness

Musician went on to perform in breakaway group with former vocalist Ali Campbell and Mickey VirtueFormer UB40 member Astro, real name Terence Wilson, has died after a short illness, his current band has confirmed.The musician went on to perform with breakaway group UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, UB40, Astro, Ali Campbell, Mickey VirtueFormer, Terence Wilson

7 Possible Destinations Where Odell Beckham Jr. Could Be Playing Next

Odell Beckham Jr. and the Cleveland have come to an agreement to officially part ways. Prior to that, there has been rumored dissension between Beckham Jr. and Baker Mayfield. The Browns held the receiver out of practice for the week leading to speculation about his release. The trade deadline came and went, and the Browns wasn’t able to trade him. While Odell Beckham Jr. haven’t had a great season, he’s still explosive and could give some team a boost. Where do you see Odell Beckham Jr. signi...
Tags: New Orleans Saints, LSU, Raiders, Derek Carr, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Saints, Cleveland, Jameis Winston

A Single Dads Guide To Homemaking

Real talk. You probably didn’t plan on ending up as a single dad. It’s not exactly what you dream about in 5th grade, but if, for whatever reason, this is where you find yourself now, then we’ve got some advice for you – and don’t worry, like everything else in life, you don’t need to have everything planned. Let’s just make it through today and take it from there. So we recently looked at how you can make a new place feel like a home but seeing as though the seasons are changing and everyone on...
Tags: Home Improvement, Jazz, Sheboygan, Daddy Talk, Remodelling

Watch Snail Mail’s Late-Night TV Debut On Colbert

Snail Mail’s Valentine, our reigning Album Of The Week, was officially released yesterday. And last night, Lindsey Jordan made her network television debut, going on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to play the album’s lead single and title track. Watch her performance below.
Tags: Music, News, Stephen Colbert, Colbert, Valentine, Snail Mail, Lindsey Jordan

Saturday listening: Peaceful Snow Lounge Corps by Death in June

Lately, I haven't been able to stop listening to the instrumental version of Peaceful Snow Lounge Corps by Death in June, a neofolk group that has been making great music since 1981. Peaceful Snow Lounge Corps (Instrumental) is an enchanting album they released in 2010, featuring 2 hours of piano songs. — Read the rest
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On my radar: Damon Albarn’s cultural highlights

The musician and composer on a magical performance by Udo Kier, a west African drumming app and where to find a taste of PalestineDamon Albarn was born in east London in 1968. Interested in music from a young age, he studied at East 15 Acting School and then Goldsmiths, where he co-founded the band that helped kick off Britpop. As well as recording eight studio albums with Blur, Albarn also co-created Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad & the Queen, spearheaded the collaborative organisation Africa E...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, London, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Jazz, Damon Albarn, Stonehenge, Gorillaz, Africa Express, Albarn, Notting Hill, Goldsmiths

Dennis Bovell: ‘I’m still angry about the six months I was jailed, wrongfully’

The reggae musician and producer, 68, talks about Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, police intimidation, impressing his dad and writing songs in prison to vent his angerMy very first memory is meeting my dad. I was small and because he worked in America, I only knew him from the photo that sat on the mantelpiece. It’s because of my dad that I made every effort to become a musician. He said to me, “You should find a decent job, because if you make music, you’ll never eat a decent meal in a decent...
Tags: Music, America, Life and style, Culture, Reggae, Bob Marley, Dennis Bovell, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bob Marley Linton Kwesi Johnson

Abba: Voyage review – full-on and frothy

(Polydor)The return of the Swedish super troupers has plenty of bittersweet erudition, plus a good dollop of mass-market cheeseNearly 40 years after their break-up, Abba’s reunion album upholds the contradictory legacy of the very first Swedish pop powerhouse. Half of this record finds hatchet-burying divorcés Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus returning as titans of emotionally literate pop. There are songs here with a cinematographic grasp of gesture all...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Abba, Stockholm, Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Ulvaeus, Anni Frid Lyngstad Agnetha Fältskog

8 Dead, Hundreds Injured In Crowd Surge At Travis Scott’s Astroworld Fest

The first night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival descended into chaos Friday at Houston’s NRG Park, with at least eight people dead and hundreds treated for injuries, KHOU, Reuters, and the Associated Press report.
Tags: Music, News, Associated Press, Houston, Travis Scott, Astroworld, Astroworld Festival, KHOU Reuters

Astroworld: police describe events at fatal festival concert – video

At least eight people died and numerous others were injured in what officials on Saturday described as a surge of the crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Houston while rapper Travis Scott was performing. Officials declared a 'mass casualty incident' just after 9pm on Friday during the festival where an estimated 50,000 people were in attendance, the Houston fire chief, Samuel Peña, told reporters at a news conferenceAstroworld festival concert crush leaves at least eight dead Continue read...
Tags: Music, Texas, US news, Houston, Travis Scott, Samuel Pena

Meet the musician singing against Nicaragua’s ‘apocalyptic’ regime

Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy once sang odes to the Sandinista rebels but now laments Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian ruleHis songs provided the soundtrack to the Sandinista revolution; patriotic, nostalgia-filled odes to the rebels and rifles that saved Nicaragua from imperialist tyranny.“Mine are simple, brotherly, kind folk who sow and defend their revolución,” Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy sang in one of his most famous tributes to the 1979 armed insurrection that ended decades of US-backed dictatorship...
Tags: Music, Americas, US, World news, Culture, Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy

Moby: ‘I have been accidentally celibate for six years’

The musician on his hair (or lack of), Fox News and his great love: a tiny dog named BagelBorn in New York City, Moby, 56, became a global star with his 1999 album, Play; his records have now sold more than 20m copies. His latest, Reprise, is a collection of orchestral recordings of his classic hits; Gregory Porter covers his song Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? on his new album Still Rising. Moby lives in Los Angeles.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Being argumentative. Continue re...
Tags: Music, New York City, Los Angeles, Life and style, Culture, Fox News, Gregory Porter, Moby

Brazilian singer Marília Mendonça dies in plane crash on way to concert

Singer, 26, was one of Brazil’s most popular singers and a Latin Grammy winnerMarília Mendonça, one of Brazil’s biggest singers and a Latin Grammy winner, has been killed in a plane crash on her way to a concert.The 26-year-old pop star died alongside her producer, her uncle – who worked as her adviser – and both the pilot and co-pilot of the plane. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Americas, World news, Culture, Brazil, Marília Mendonça

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