Watch My Morning Jacket Play A Majestic “Regularly Scheduled Programming” On Kimmel

Veteran festival-rockers My Morning Jacket got back on the road as soon as COVID restrictions allowed, and they’ve got a new self-titled album — their first proper studio LP in six years — coming out next month. Last night, the band rolled through the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio to perform “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” the first single from that LP. Frontman Jim James gave a lot of live-from-home solo performances during the pandemic, but there’s a big difference between seeing that guy on his...
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Andy Shauf – “Jaywalker”

Canadian troubadour Andy Shauf created a whole conceptual world with last year’s Album Of The Week-worthy The Neon Skyline and he’s not ready to leave it just yet. A couple weeks ago, he shared a new song called “Spanish On The Beach” that was peppered with references to the titular neighborhood bar of his last album.
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Watch Lizzo Cover BTS’ “Butter”

Lizzo is a BTS fan now. Last week, she freestyled a song about the bromance between band members V and Jimin. And during her appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge today — ahead of the release of BTS and Coldplay’s collab “My Universe” tonight — she covered the South Korean boy band’s recent hit “Butter.” And she did it wearing a VMIN shirt.
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Elton John & Charlie Puth – “After All”

Last month, Elton John announced a new album called The Lockdown Sessions, which features a bunch of collaborations with high-profile names, some of which have already been released (Dua Lipa, Rina Sawayama, Years & Years, most recently Lil Nas X) and many of which have not (Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, etc.). Today, John is sharing his team-up with Charlie Puth, “After All.”
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Ich bin 27, hatte noch nie eine Beziehung & finde das völlig okay

Früher dachte ich immer, Romantik sei unvermeidlich. Wie der Eintritt in die Pubertät war eine Beziehung für mich immer so eine Art Meilenstein, den jede:r irgendwann erreicht. Jeder Jugendroman, jede TV-Serie, jeder Film befeuerte diese Vorstellung nur weiter. Romantische Liebe in all ihren Ausprägungen wird in so vielen Kulturen gefeiert, dass es mir als Jugendliche nicht mal in den Sinn kam, dass sie vielleicht nicht jede:r erlebt. Und doch bin ich hier: Ich bin 27 Jahre alt und hatte noch...
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Annie Blackman – “Glass House”

Annie Blackman has been releasing singles all year, most recently the very good “Glitch” last month. Today, she’s back with another one, “Glass House,” a strummy and melodic soarer with some cutting lines: “But who’s to say that I got fucked/ A game’s a game and luck is luck/ I’m not a loser/ I’m a winner in a rut.”
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Scowl – “Bloodhound”

The Santa Cruz band Scowl is a key part of a resurgent Bay Area hardcore scene; earlier this summer, Scowl were one of the bands who played the massive Gulch/Drain/Sunami San Jose show. Scowl’s sound is fast and intense, a whole lot closer to punk than to metal. They’ve got a gift for writing about shitty day-to-day oppressions; “Retail Hell,” the opening track from their 2019 EP Reality After Reality…, is some real shit. Today, Scowl have announced plans to release their debut LP How Flowers Gr...
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Constant Smiles – “Run To Stay”

Constant Smiles are an indie rock collective led and anchored by sole constant member Ben Jones, originally formed on Martha’s Vineyard in 2009. Now 15 albums into their career, they’ve signed to Sacred Bones for the release of the newly announced album Paragons, named for Jones’ “attempt to be a more exemplary person since getting sober” and the friends who have supported him. And today, Jones and company are sharing lead single “Run To Stay.”
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SNL Announces Next Month’s Musical Guests: Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Young Thug, & Brandi Carlile

Ready or not, Saturday Night Live is returning for its 47th season in a couple weeks and the show has just announced its first round of musical guests and guest hosts.
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Willie Nelson – “Family Bible”

Willie Nelson has announced his new album The Willie Nelson Family. True to its name, the gospel-influenced collection features Willie’s sister Bobbi Nelson on piano, his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson on guitar, vocals, drums, and bass, and his daughters Paula and Amy Nelson on background vocals, plus his longtime bandmates Mickey Raphael, Billy English, Paul English, and Kevin Smith on harmonica, drums, percussion, and bass.
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Hear J. Cole Rap Over Drake’s “Pipe Down” Beat On New Single “Heaven’s EP”

It’s only been four months since J. Cole dropped his latest album The Off-Season, but he’s already back with a new single tonight. It’s called “Heaven’s EP,” and it finds Cole rapping over the “Pipe Down” beat from Drake’s recent blockbuster Certified Lover Boy, which in turn sampled Lil Wayne’s 2007 mixtape track “Pussy Money Weed,” which sampled OutKast’s “Jazzy Belle” from 1996’s ATLiens, which sampled “Prelude” by Lamont Dozier, “Cell Therapy,” by Goodie Mob, and “It’s Yours” by T La Rock & ...
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Nirvana Announce 30th Anniversary Nevermind Reissue With Four Previously Unreleased Full Concert Recordings

The 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind is looming tomorrow — we celebrated by examining Kurt Cobain’s compositional genius — and today the surviving band members have announced their latest deluxe reissue of the album. In November, Geffen/UMe will re-release Nevermind in a variety of formats, ranging from single-disc CD and vinyl copies of the original tracklist to Super Deluxe Editions featuring 94 audio and video tracks.
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Watch The Fugees Reunite In NYC

You’re never going to believe this, but a concert that involved both Ms. Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean didn’t start on time. Earlier this week, the Fugees, a group who hadn’t released an album in 25 years and hadn’t performed live in 15, announced a global reunion tour. The tour was set to start with a New York show in an unannounced location. Last night, the New York show happened, but there were some predictable snags.
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On 10th Anniversary Of R.E.M.’s Breakup, Michael Stipe Declares “We Will Never Reunite”

Sept. 21 may be a great day for Earth Wind & Fire fans, but for R.E.M. fans it kinda sucks. Ten years ago today, the band announced that they were calling it a day. And on this Sept. 21, Michael Stipe insisted that the breakup was permanent.
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Lou Roy – “Valkyrie” (Prod. Illuminati Hotties)

Lou Roy is a singer-songwriter from the LA suburb of Topanga Canyon. “Valkyrie,” her first single for UK label Balloon Machine, was produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties and inspired by the chaos of Las Vegas and, per her own description, “female figures in Norse mythology who ride horses through the sky with big, long swords and are very sick.” Lou Roy sings, “Ride with me, Valkyrie/ Slay all those fuckers that have hurt you in the past.” The song exists at the intersection of folksy i...
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Why ‘Live at the Market Theatre’ is a monument

In 1998, Sibongile Khumalo and other musicians recorded an odyssey through SA’s musical landscape. Decades later, it helped Thandi Ntuli find her way to self The post Why ‘Live at the Market Theatre’ is a monument appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Thirty Years Ago Nirvana Changed Seattle Music Forever

The album represents a moment in time when everything about Seattle culture changed. The very words “Seattle music” meant something different afterward, both in the Northwest and in the world. – Seattle Times
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Ben LaMar Gay – “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks On You” (Feat. Ohmme)

Chicago singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay will release his new album Open Arms To Open Us this fall via two of the best record labels going, International Anthem and Nonesuch. He’s introducing it today with the phenomenal opening number “Sometimes I Forget How Summer Looks On You.” It’s a rhythmically jittery track that finds warmth within chaos — founded on a subtly violent keyboard melody and tense, jazzy drums by Tommaso Moretti, with Gay’s voice gliding over everythin...
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Wiki – “Can’t Do This Alone” (Feat. Navy Blue)

In a week and a half, two prolific underground-rap forces will come together on a new album. The New York rapper Wiki, who’s now put in more work as a solo artist than he did with his old group Ratking, will release the new LP Half God, which was produced entirely by the lo-fi master Navy Blue. We’ve already posted the early tracks “Roof” and “Remarkably,” as well as the MIKE collab “Promised.” Today, Wiki has shared the one album track that features Navy Blue rapping as well as producing.
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Girlhood – “4AM”

The London pop duo Girlhood’s self-titled debut was one of 2020’s low-key pop pleasures. Today, almost a year after the album’s release, Tessa Cavanna and Christian Pinchbeck are back with a new one-off track called “4AM” that sees them once again artfully merging ’90s soul and R&B with the concurrent beat-driven electronica sounds of that moment. Despite the aggressive tone of the big beat movement, the rhythm here is typically understated and gliding. I imagine Jorja Smith’s records might have...
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Q&A Sessions: Lebo M — a lifetime of roaring

Lebo M tells us about his journey from South Africa to Hollywood, his days as a ballroom dancer and his successful battle against alcohol abuse. The post Q&A Sessions: Lebo M — a lifetime of roaring appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Spice – “A Better Treatment”

Last year, in the early days of the pandemic, two members of the great long-running punk band Ceremony started a new band and released a truly awesome debut album. Ceremony singer Ross Farrar and drummer Jake Casarotti make up half of Spice, which also has members of Creative Adult and Sabertooth Zombie. Their self-titled debut album came out last July, and it ruled so hard. Now, with the pandemic continuing endlessly and with the Dune movie looming, it seems like the perfect time for more Spice...
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Hana Vu – “Keeper”

Hana Vu is releasing her debut full-length, Public Storage, at the beginning of November. She’s shared “Maker” and “Everybody’s Birthday” from it so far and today she’s back with another single, “Keeper,” a high-drama track that boasts some strobing synths and Vu’s lower register. It comes with a music video directed by Meagen Houang which finds Vu causing some chaos in an apartment. Here’s Houang on the idea behind the video:
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Alt-J – “U&ME”

For a while there in the first half of the 2010s, the Leeds art-rock band Alt-J seemed like one of the biggest, most influential acts in music. They’ve been off the radar since the release of 2017’s Relaxer, but they’re back today with news of a new LP and their first new single since they were releasing alternate versions of their songs featuring rappers three years ago.
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A Composer Breaks Down The Music Theory Behind Nirvana’s “In Bloom”

This Friday is the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s groundbreaking Nevermind, an album that forever transformed the pop music landscape. The album’s furious rock anthems “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” and “Lithium” made everything else being played on the radio at the time seem scrawny and frivolous by comparison. In the ensuing three decades, countless words have been written about how Nevermind mainstreamed the sound of grunge by emphasizing emotional delivery over tonal precision....
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Nick Cave Plays HG Wells In New Benedict Cumberbatch Movie About Cat Illustrator Louis Wain

Nick Cave has carved out a nice little side hustle composing film scores alongside his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis, and he’s also written gritty dramas like The Proposition and Lawless. But in all of Nick Cave’s time in the movie industry, he hasn’t done a whole lot of acting, despite being a deeply compelling presence with a ton of gravitas. Most of Cave’s acting roles have been quick cameos: Freak Storm in Johnny Suede, the saloon singer in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Ro...
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New Metropolitan Opera Radio Host Named

Only the fifth person to serve in this capacity, Debra Lew Harder follows in the footsteps of former legendary voices of the Met, Milton Cross (1931-1975), Peter Allen (1975-2004), Margaret Juntwait (2004-2015), and, most recently, Mary Jo Heath (2016-2021). – Broadway World
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How An Opera By A Black Composer Finally Made It To The Met

The company’s certainly had opportunities before: William Grant Still submitted scores in 1919 and 1935; both were casually dismissed. So Terence Blanchard was astounded to get a call from Peter Gelb asking to stage Fire Shut Up in My Bones after its 2019 premiere. – The New York Times
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Bruce Springsteen Announces The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts Vinyl And Film

In September of 1979, a collective of rock stars who called themselves Musicians United For Safe Energy, or MUSE, organized a series of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York. At the time, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band had just finished its Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour, and they were getting to work on The River. A couple of months later, that collective released a triple-LP live compilation of recordings from those shows, but Springsteen only had one song on that. (Springsteen’s...
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Bartees Strange – “Weights”

DC rocker Bartees Strange has been crazy busy ever since he released his towering album Live Forever a year ago. Just last week, for instance, Strange released his cover of Richard Swift’s “Lady Luck.” Don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon. Strange is getting ready to release a new deluxe edition of Live Forever, and he’s just shared a new song that’ll be part of that. The new one is called “Weights,” and it kicks ass.
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