Mismatched Eyeshadow Is Here To Challenge The Status Quo

For the most part, human beings are most attracted to symmetrical features. It's a subconscious thing, and it makes sense, given that much of the classical art world has dedicated years to creating the "perfect" vision of the human form — just look at Da Vinci's Virtruvian Man.When it comes to makeup, we're taught the same thing: Your eyebrows should match, your blush should, too, and don't even get us started on cat-eyes. Symmetry is key — or is it?Instead of copying the same look on both eye...
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FIDLAR – “Alcohol”

Los Angeles punk rockers FIDLAR have been missing in action for a little while. Their last album was Too, which came out way the hell back in 2015. A three-year break between album isn't that song, but when you're dealing with a band whose stock in trade is sloppy, youthful abandon, it suddenly feels … More »
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Kind of Blue: How Miles Davis Changed Jazz

Why is it, as Brian Gilmore writes at JazzTimes, that “even people who hardly listen to jazz adore this album”? Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue hardly needs an introduction. Many thousands of words have been written about its legendary composition and recording, about the extraordinary ensemble responsible for its existence—Davis, John Coltrane, “Cannonball” Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and a young Bill Evans—and about the year of its release, 1959, a watershed moment in the history of...
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Watch Ariana Grande Cover Marvin Gaye During Surprise Coachella Appearance

Ariana Grande returned yesterday "No Tears Left To Cry," her first new music since last year's devastating terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester. Although the song's title and cover art suggested that it would be a heavy emotional ballad, what we actually got turned out to be something lighter and more joyous than … More »
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Videos: Petula Clark, in French

By the time American kids like me heard Petula Clark sing Downtown on the radio in late 1964, she had already invaded France. Petula, of course, started out as a child singer and actress in the U.K. in the 1940s and early '50s. In '57, she was invited to sing at Paris's Olympia Theatre and delivered a performance that left the audience cheering. The next day, Vogue Records signed her to a recording contract. Petula's success in France was partly a result of her personality. The French adored h...
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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2018

Cecil Taylor died on April 5, less than two weeks after his 89th birthday. It would be impossible to condense his artistry into this intro, so I'm gonna talk about the time I personally spent with him. More »
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New Music: Damian Marley Feat. Stephen Marley, Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla Sign “Medication (Remix)”

Damian Marley’s Stony Hill album last year, winning Best Reggae Album at the 59th annual Grammy Awards back in January. One standout off the album is the song “Medication,” which pairs “Jr. Gong” with his older brother Stephen Marley. In celebration of the 4/20 smoker’s holiday, The Marley Brothers return with an official remix, now featuring the Taylor Gang tandem of Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign. Light one up, stream the “Medication” remix below and purchase it here. Continue after the jump...
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New Video: Tory Lanez “Benevolent”

Tory Lanez is heading out on the 54-date “Memories Don’t Die” tour, kicking off next month on May 11 in Miami. In support of his sophomore album of the same name, the Toronto singer releases the Mid Jordan-directed video for the song “Benevolent.” Filled with many twists and turns, watch the action packed short-film unfold below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Tory Lanez Announces ‘Memories Don’t Die’ North American Tour Tory Lanez Feat. Future – “Real Shit” Tory Lanez – Memor...
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Lessons from Prince’s Estate, Still Unsettled on the 2nd Anniversary of His Death

This Saturday marks the second anniversary  of Prince's untimely death. Alex Heiche of Sound Royalties explores why the estate is still unsettled, costing is heirs millions and his fans a chance to hear new music. _____________________________ By Alex Heiche, CEO and founder of Sound Royalties While the creative genius of the late, legendary pop star Prince provides countless models of success for current musicians to emulate, one element of his career provides a glaring exampl...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Prince, Michael Jackson, Irs, Music Business, Major Labels, Alex Heiche, Publishing & Songwriting

College Radio Unites For Vinylthon 2018 This Saturday

Over 90 college radio stations across the  USA and internationally, will join forces to celebrate the third annual college radio Vinylthon this  Saturday, April 21 st. The event, which also marks the 11th annual Record Store Day, is being organized by the College Radio Foundation and will see college radio stations broadcasting special programs entirely with music played from vinyl records. Eighteen stations have also pledged to broadcast a full 24 hours of nothing but vinyl music. Arti...
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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In final look back on a full and complex week of music business news, we revisit hard lessons learned from the Prince estate crisis, a big pay day from ASCAP, Eminem's culinary excursions, and much more! Lessons from Prince’s Estate, Still Unsettled on the 2nd Anniversary of His Death ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017 100M Pay For Amazon Prime, 10's Of Millions Stream Music Music Modernization Act Sails Through House Judi...
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Bernice – “Passenger Plane”

Bernice announced a new album, Puff LP: In the air without a shape, last month with "Glue," an excellent song that landed the Toronto experimental group on our weekly 5 Best Songs list. The album itself is still a month off, but today they've shared another single from it, "Passenger Plane." It's placid … More »
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All The States Where Weed Is Legal

As of now, 10 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. An additional 20 states — along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam — allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes.Weed, of course, remains illegal at the federal level. And even though there's been a push from some members of Congress that could lead to its legalization, there's significant opposition from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. However, it's important to note that President Donald Tr...
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Belly – “Starryeyed”

Belly have shared a new single ahead of the release of their comeback album Dove. The band is putting out a new 10" called Feels for Record Store Day. The colored vinyl EP features two tracks from the forthcoming album, one track exclusive to this release, and a cover of "Hushabye Mountain" from the film … More »
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Wavves – “All Star Goth”

Wavves self-titled debut album turns 10 years old in September. And tomorrow, to celebrate the anniversary -- and Record Store Day -- frontman Nathan Williams is reissuing the LP on limited edition colored vinyl. Today, he's shared a prevously unreleased bonus track featured on the reissue called "All Star Goth," a lo-fi, tunefully noisy demo … More »
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20 Unique Wedding Bands For Every Type Of Bride

First comes love, then comes marriage. That's the standard sequence of events in everyone's favorite playground song — likely the result of some steamy k-i-s-s-i-n-g in a certain tree. For grown-ups taking their romantic relationship to the next level, it's first comes engagement ring, then comes wedding band. Then, hopefully, happily ever after.Fantasizing about the "perfect" engagement ring is pretty universal — be it an Etsy find, a vintage piece, or a contemporary design. In contrast, weddi...
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Stream The Surprise Debut Album From Billie Joe Armstrong’s New Band The Longshot

Today is a big day for new albums that have come out without a whole lot of advance notice. There's J. Cole's new album KOD. There's stoner metal legends Sleep's out-of-nowhere return The Sciences. And now there's also Love Is For Losers, the debut album from Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's new … More »
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Avicii Dead At 28

Avicii has died. As Billboard reports, the Swedish DJ and EDM superstar was found dead this afternoon in Muscat, Oman. His publicist has confirmed his passing. No cause of death has yet been revealed. Avicii was 28. More »
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My Bloody Valentine EPs Pegged For Summer ’18, Spring ’19 Release

I realize today is the day we all get excited about the two new Kanye West releases in the pipeline, but I'd wager Kanye himself is equally excited for the pair of EPs My Bloody Valentine have on the way. More »
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Music Has The Right To Children Turns 20

Remember ephemera? I mean, you're not supposed to -- it's short-term material meant to leave a vague informational imprint on your mind before receding to make room for more important things. But that kind of detritus is in short supply lately: The internet's tendency to preserve every last piece of tossed-off thought, whether it's a … More »
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A$AP Rocky – “Herojuana Blunts” Video

A$AP Rocky has been dropping tracks left and right since the beginning of the year. Earlier this month, he debuted his new Moby-sampling song "A$AP Forever" on The Tonight Show and it felt like we might be getting close to a proper album release, but now it's not so clear. Today, he shared what … More »
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M83 Reuniting With Nicolas Fromageau For Film Soundtrack

For years now, M83 has been the project of Anthony Gonzalez. But it started out as a duo with Nicolas Fromageau. Gonzalez and Fromageau recorded and released two albums together, 2001's self-titled debut and 2003's Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, before Fromageau left the band. Gonzalez went on to make classics like M83's … More »
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How A 32-Year-Old Woman In Media Learned Not To Disclose Her Salary

In our series My Salary Story , women with years of career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.We're joining forces with The Salary Project at Career Contessa for the next few months to reflect an even wi...
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Link About It: The Story Behind One of Prince's Most Famous Songs

Almost exactly two years after Prince's tragic accidental overdose and death, the original story and recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U" has been released by the musician's foundation. Paul "St Paul" Peterson (who was a singer in Prince's band, the...... Continue Reading...
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New Music: 88GLAM Feat. NAV & 2 Chainz “Bali (Remix)”

Toronto’s 88GLAM released their self-titled debut project back in late 2017. The XO duo of Derek Wise and 88 Camino now return with 88GLAM Reloaded, a deluxe edition of the album that now comes with four new tracks. One of those four records is a remix of NAV-featured “Bali,” now with an added guest verse from 2 Chainz. Continue after the jump…. New Music: 88GLAM Feat. NAV & 2 Chainz – “Bali (Remix)” Previously: NAV Drops “Freshman List,” Announces ‘Freshman Tour’ with 88GLAM
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Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Film Premiering 4/26 On MTV & BET

Back when Janelle Monáe announced her new album, Dirty Computer, she said that it would be accompanied by a 44-minute-long "emotion picture," also known to some as a "film" or a "short film," if you want to go there. Now that the album's release is on the horizon -- it comes out next Friday … More »
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Win A Fluance RT81 Turntable

Record Store Day is this weekend and what better way to celebrate the occasion than by giving away a brand-new turntable that you can spin all of your limited-edition vinyl on. (It also plays regular-edition vinyl, too!) That's right: We're giving away a Fluance RT81 Record Player to one lucky winner. Look … More »
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This Exhibit Will Change The Way You Think About Fashion

Fashioned from Nature, the Victoria & Albert Museum's next big fashion exhibition, has arrived, inviting audiences to "trace the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world" from 1600 to the present day. And it's more than just an archive of really cool clothes. The split-level show explores how designers have been inspired by nature – from the feathers of birds to the fluidity of the sea – and how, at the same time, fashion has harmed our planet.Asking two questions – "How can w...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Earth, Nature, Britain, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, Stella Mccartney, Emma Watson, Asia Africa, Victoria Albert Museum, Erdem, Balenciaga, Katie Jones, Susie Lau

Coachella Security Appear To Beat Up Belly During The Weeknd’s Set

Belly -- the Weeknd-affiliated rapper who co-wrote much of Beauty Behind The Madness, not the recently reunited alt-rock quartet led by Tanya Donelly -- was seemingly attacked by Coachella security during the Weeknd's headlining set at the festival last night. TMZ reports that the rapper, who had performed earlier in the night, was … More »
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These Looks Are Proof That Brows Are The Basis Of Every Makeup Routine

Kat Von D Beauty Shortcuts If you ask us, the basis of every great makeup look starts just north of our eyes with our eyebrows. In fact, if the past five years have been any indication, it's safe to say the whole brow obsession is only gaining steam. So, to play up our favorite facial features in some fun ways, we tapped three R29ers to test Kat Von D Beauty 's newest brow line — from a bold powder that sculpts standout brows to an electric-blue pomade that also serves as the perfect unde...
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