Get a sneak peek at Spotify’s voice controlled mini gadget

Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ is their first piece of hardware to come out and we finally know a bit more about the funny little device. Last year Spotify announced their very first physical device, the enticingly titled ‘Car Thing’. A select set of Premium users got to receive the gadget and test it last year to see what it can do and if it’s worthwhile. Spotify said the test was a prototype and they had no plans for mass-production. As Business Insider have noted, in September Spotify updated...
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Freiwillig enthaltsam: 5 Frauen erzählen, warum sie keinen Sex haben

Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der sexuelle Freiheit ein großes Thema ist. Ständig lesen wir irgendwo Dinge wie „Experimentiere und erkunde! Hab einen One-Night-Stand! Hab mehr als nur einen One-Night-Stand! Tu es! Hab Sex! Mit dir! Mit anderen! Mit mehreren Personen!“. Doch gleichzeitig gibt es Menschen, die in dieser von Sex regelrecht besessenen Welt bewusst abstinent leben. Ihre Gründe sind ganz unterschiedlich – genauso wie die Dauer ihrer Enthaltsamkeit.Wir haben mit ein paar Frauen gesproch...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Vagina, Wie, Aber, Weise, Gott, Zeit, Kann, Platz, Christin, Durch, Verbindung, Entscheidung, Kontrolle, Abgesehen

Watch Sada Baby Freestyle & Discuss Nickelback With Kenny Beats

One of the best things on the internet is still The Cave, the weekly rap-freestyle show from producer Kenny Beats. On every episode, Kenny welcomes another collaborator and knocks out a quick beat based on their specifications. The show recently came back for a second season, and it's been great so far. You … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Nickelback, Kenny, SADA, Kenny Beats, Sada Baby

Wire's 'Mind Hive' Shows the Post-Punk Band at Their Inimitable Best

Wire are, in some ways, a good measure of post-punk. In the early 2000s the wave of indie bands supposedly inhabiting the "genre" (Bloc Party, Interpol, etc.) seemed to have settled on indie rock but with production and signifiers of post-punk, whether appropriating the scratchy transistor amp sound of bands like Gang of Four or merely imitating bands like Joy Division. But post-punk is not a guitar pedal you can buy, but rather an attitude that takes punk's defiant "no" and uses it as a jumpi...
Tags: Music, Review, Rock, Music Review, Wire, Alternative Rock, Post-punk, Experimental rock, Art punk, Pink flag, Post Punk Band, Bloc Party Interpol

Here’s how many plays a Grammy Award song would need to earn minimum wage

Noting change The way we buy music has changed a lot over the years, and never more than in the recent days of downloading and streaming. With the Grammy Awards being handed out Jan. 26, we look at how buying trends have changed in recent years. Today, millions of listeners use streaming services to get music that is advertisement-supported or subscription-based. According to Nielsen research, U.S. listeners spent an average of 32.1 hours per week listening to music from a streaming service in 2...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Music, News, Taylor Swift, Uncategorized, Infographic, Sport, Pandora, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Nielsen, Riaa, Eddie

Twiztid – “4get U” Ft. Young Wicked & Ekoh

To close out their 6 digital single run, Detroit’s very own Twiztid links up with Young Wicked & Ekoh for “4get U”.
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GRAMMY’s CEO says the awards show nominations are rigged

Last year’s GRAMMY’s CEO says that the award show is rigged calling out one artist in particular. The GRAMMY’s awards ceremony is under fire with a bunch of allegations at the moment – the latest being that the awards are rigged. Former president and CEO Deborah Dugan has spoken out against the recording academy. Dugan was placed on administrative leave last week after taking over from Neil Portnow last August. Whilst the board accused Dugan of misconduct she has hit back with allegatio...
Tags: Music, Awards, Reddit, Discrimination, Allegations, Grammy Awards, Grammy, Artist / Label News, Misconduct, Recording Academy, Dugan, Neil Portnow, Brandi Carlile, Deborah Dugan, Awards Ceremony, Portnow

IKEA and Teenage Engineering’s weird speakers are finally available

Teenage Engineering’s unique brand of music and sound tech gets new life in a series of home and party products from IKEA. Almost 2 years ago IKEA announced that they were working with Teenage Engineering for a range of music products like nothing else. After an eager wait of speculation the range is available to buy. The ‘FREKVENS’ collection are all made with parties in mind, with a design that stands out but doesn’t break the bank. Each product in the range is attachable to the other...
Tags: Music, Technology, Speakers, US, Collection, Ikea, Speaker, Party, Teenage Engineering, Op-1, Blocks, Spotlights, FREKVENS, Kouthoofd, Jesper Kouthoofd

Oregon Bach Festival Announces Three Finalists To Lead It

The festival has been in turmoil for the past few years after letting its artistic and executive directors. Finalists are conductors Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Craig Hella Johnson and Julian Wachner. – Eugene Register-Guard
Tags: Art, Music, 01.23.20, Miguel Harth Bedoya Craig Hella Johnson

Gabrielle Union Claps Back at Terry Crews After He Threw Her Under the Bus by Saying He Never Witnessed Racism on “AGT” Set

Gabrielle Union is not too happy with Terry Crews at the moment. In fact, she feels her former America’s Got Talent colleague just threw her under the bus. In a series of tweets on Friday (Jan. 24), the actress seemingly responded to Crews’ recent comments in which he contradicted her allegations of racial insensitivity behind the scenes on the reality competition show. She wrote in part: “Truth telling, wanting change & having MULTIPLE witnesses who bravely came forward to let EVERYONE know I d...
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David Bowie – “Stay ’97”

Every week for the next few weeks, we'll be getting a new track from the David Bowie archives, all of which will be compiled on the Is It Any Wonder? EP. So far we've gotten "The Man Who Sold The World (ChangesNowBowie Version)" and "I Can't Read '97," and today we're … More »
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Peter Stamm's Playlist for His Novel "The Sweet Indifference of the World"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Peter Stamm's latest novel The Sweet Indifference of the World is a riveting and surprising exploration of memory and identity. The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote of the book: "An ...
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Chance The Rapper To Host Quibi’s Punk’d Reboot

Chance The Rapper is set to host MTV's reboot of Punk'd on the short-form video streaming platform Quibi. The original celebrity prank show ran 10 seasons on MTV with Ashton Kutcher as the host. More »
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Jason, Jug and Roy

In The Wall Street Journal this week, my latest "Anatomy of a Song" column was on Redbone's Come and Get Your Love a No. 5 Billboard pop hit in 1974 (go here). Redbone was among the first Native-American rock bands in the album era. I spoke at length with Pat Vegas, the band's co-founder. Here they are performing their hit on TV's Midnight Special in 1974... Here's a French telecom ad that used the song over Christmas... And here's a wedding video that used Come and Get Your Love... ...
Tags: Amazon, California, Dave, New Jersey, Paris, Jazz, Roy, Ornette Coleman, Newark, Usa Today, Wall Street Journal, Catherine Deneuve, Philly, Tom, West Philadelphia, Dylan

When Classical Music Was Central

“However difficult to imagine, across those eventful decades, countless people embraced the idea that what happened in the concert hall and the opera house was inseparable from the destiny of the United States and the well-being of the American people.” – Washington Post
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Stream Glean’s Demo 2020

Glean are a young hardcore band from San Diego with a big, chunky, melodic sound. In their seesawing dynamics and their bruised, passionate hooks, Glean recall the early-'90s moment when some of the architects of hardcore's early days started branching out and striving for alt-rock acceptance: Bob Mould with Sugar, Walter Schreifels with Quicksand. You … More »
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B2D – Now Or Never (LP)

Colorado Springs rapper B2D has developed popularity with his consistency and aggressive Hip Hop sound. Today, we get the seventh indie project from the established hitmaker, properly-titled, Now or Never. Exhibiting superior raps solo, B2D displays the ultimate power of independence success with nine incredible tracks about the struggle, the triumphant and more on his journey to the top. The perfect time for newfound fans to hop on the train and follow the rest of B2D’s ride to the top of the ...
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Chromatics – “Toy”

Believe it or not, Chromatics released a new album last year, Closer To Grey. It wasn't their long-anticipated (and missing in action) Dear Tommy, but it was very good, and the Los Angeles group is back with another very good new track today. Their new single is called "Toy," and it's a characteristically … More »
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Opera And Classical Young Artist Programs Are Big Business — For Everyone But The Young Artists

Zach Finkelstein: “Company X is a prestigious music apprenticeship festival for instrumentalists and singers. They take in about $15 million a year in revenue, own over $80 million dollars in assets, including real estate, investments, and cash on hand, and pay their CEO almost half a million dollars a year. Nearly two thousand young musicians paid $60 each last year to apply for a handful of spots, with no guarantee of being heard in person. netting the company an estimated $118,000 in applic...
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Nearly 98, this man shook President Truman’s hand, befriended Dr. Seuss and Stan Lee and hasn’t stopped dancing

Joe Siracusa is alive and well on the eve of his 98th birthday. That’s important to note, Siracusa says. Because when you get to be his age, and you’ve had fame enough to show up on celebrity birthday lists — as drummer in bandleader Spike Jones’ City Slickers, followed by a long career in Hollywood animation studios — he says people tend to worry when his name doesn’t appear in the newspaper on his Feb. 3 birthday. “One year it wasn’t there,” he says, sitting in his favorite chair at the Tarzan...
Tags: Music, TV, Hollywood, Movies, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, PA, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Italy, James Taylor, Cleveland, Stan Lee

Luke Geddes' Playlist for His Debut Novel "Heart of Junk"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Luke Geddes' debut novel Heart of Junk is quirky, moving, and hilarious. Publishers Weekly wrote f the book: "[A] rambunctious, oddly touching debut…[Geddes] offers even his most m...
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Watch The Strange Spectacle Of Griselda Performing Hard-Ass Drug-Rap On Fallon

Last year, the grimy and guttural Buffalo rap crew Griselda -- the team of Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher -- finally released the album WWCD, their long-awaited official debut for Eminem's Shady Records. Remarkably, Griselda kept their old aesthetic perfectly intact. The album was nothing but nasty, ugly crime-life … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Eminem, Fallon, Conway, Westside Gunn, Griselda, Benny the Butcher, Westside Gunn Conway The Machine

Stream The Turning Soundtrack Feat. New Music From Kim Gordon, Warpaint, Alice Glass, & More

Today's the day: The Turning, Floria Sigismondi's feature film adaptation of Henry James' horror novella The Turn Of The Screw, is officially out. So is its soundtrack, which features an impressive collection of mostly female leading lights from the alternative and indie realm. More »
Tags: Music, Courtney Love, Henry James, Album Stream, Lawrence Rothman, Sunflower Bean, Kim Gordon, Alison Mosshart, Mitski, Muna, Floria Sigismondi, Alice Glass, Warpaint, Vagabon, Empress Of, Cherry Glazerr

Suhr Guitar Talk :: Question about neck finish

Author: crxsh Subject: Question about neck finish Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:58 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 2 Hi all. New around here, but I've been a Suhr owner for the last year or so. This is my 2018 Classic Antique in Firemist Gold (with a Thornbucker now in the bridge). It's undoubtedly the nicest guitar I've ever owned........... but I find myself slightly disappointed with how the neck feels. I falsely assumed that the Antique would feel more worn in the hands, but neck-for-neck, I r...
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Chinese New Year 2020! Kpop & Mandarin pop

Chinese New Year 2020! Kpop & Mandarin pop Once you experience LunarNew Year or Chinese New Year in Asia, you will always     Once you experience Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year in Asia, you will always remember it and what a big and special holiday it is in Asia. One of the funny things about family travel is where it takes you long after your trip or visit to a country.  Case in point, is our daughter Heavenly   who is now a teen singer, songwriter and SAG actress. Since she is fluent ...
Tags: Travel, Videos, Asia, Music, China, America, Blog, Beijing, Shanghai, Reyna, SM Entertainment, KPOP, Beijing Penang

Stream Higher Power’s New Album 27 Miles Underwater

There's something fascinating about the very idea of the hardcore band that has the potential to cross over. It's not an easy thing to do! Right now, there's a tiny cadre of bands who came out of the DIY basement scene and managed to grow to the point where they get booked at gigantic rock … More »
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Los Lobos Rock the Fillmore for "Bill's 89th Birthday Bash"

Two teaser jams on seminal covers that became staples for the Grateful Dead then coalesce into a smoking version of the Dead's "Bertha" that fires up the Fillmore. The Garcia/Hunter classic has long been a repertoire staple for Los Lobos, so much so that the uninitiated have often mistaken it for a Los Lobos original. The band really rock out here with Hidalgo, Rosas, and Louie Perez each taking a hot guitar solo over a flowing groove from bassist Conrad Lozano as they ride the jam for extra m...
Tags: Music, Review, Berlin, America, Rock, Bill, Grateful Dead, Los Lobos, Santana, Bill Graham, Bertha, Latin Rock, Allman Brothers Band, Roots Rock, Louie Pérez, Event review

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