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Pop Smoke Dead At 20

The ascendant Brooklyn rap star Pop Smoke has been murdered. According to TMZ, Pop Smoke was shot and killed early this morning in what appears to be a home-invasion robbery. Police claim that two men wearing hoodies and masks broke into Pop Smoke's Hollywood Hills house around 4:30AM, shooting Pop Smoke and fleeing … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Obit, Hollywood Hills, Pop Smoke

Shorties (R.I.P., Author Charles Portis, New Music from Anna Calvi, and more)

R.I.P., author Charles Portis. Stream a new Anna Calvi song that features Charlotte Gainsbourg. February's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: The Collector's Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro Stream a new Waxahatchee song. Hannah Rothschild recommended books of British satire at Literary Hub. Stream a new song by Greg Dulli. BuzzFeed and Literary Hub featured new essays by Brandon Taylor. Aquarium Drunkard found some interesting music at Bandcamp. Book Riot re...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Pakistan, New York Times, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Toni Morrison, Jenny Diski, Julian Barnes, Highland Park, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Carson, Lauren Groff

A Fan Survey From Valentine’s Day At The Blood Incantation Show

On this past Friday one of the hottest tickets in Brooklyn was the sold-out show from Blood Incantation, the psychedelic Denver death metal band that earned surprisingly widespread acclaim with the recent Hidden History Of The Human Race. (Like-minded local acts Dysrhythmia and Artificial Brain opened.) It also happened to be Valentine’s Day. More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Denver, Sounding Board, Blood Incantation

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It's Valentine's Day, the perfect day to curl up with your sweetheart and binge-watch five hours of Hulu's gender-flipped, Brooklyn-set High Fidelity remake. I know what you're wondering: does the new version include the Beta Band's "Dry The Rain" and a reference to Stereogum? The answer is yes and duh. More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Hulu, Shut Up Dude

Nation Of Language – “Rush & Fever”

Brooklyn synth-pop band Nation Of Language have spent the past few years releasing a string of killer singles, playing shows in and around New York City, and building up a loyal local fanbase. We named them a Band To Watch and one of the best new bands … More »
Tags: Music, New York City, Brooklyn, Nation of Language

Shorties (An Excerpt from Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Memoir, New Music from Adult Mom, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Daniel Mallory Ortberg's memoir Something That May Shock and Discredit You. Stream a new song by Adult Mom. February's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $3.99 today: Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron played a Tiny Desk Concert. Shannon Wheeler is sharing the origin story of Too Much Coffee Man in the forthcoming graphic novel, Too Much Coffee Man: The Before Years Stream a new song by Coriky, Ian Mackaye's new ban...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Haruki Murakami, Los Angeles Times, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Nicole Atkins, Julie Doiron, Johanna Warren, Joseph Shabalala, Shannon Wheeler, Sasha Fletcher, Luis J Rodríguez, Mdou Moctar

THICK – “Bumming Me Out”

Brooklyn Band To Watch THICK announced their debut album, 5 Years Behind, last month with its title track, and today they're back with another new song from it, "Bumming Me Out." It's a chiming and chugging one about getting pulled down by everything around you. "Everything that I see, bumming me … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Brooklyn, Thick

The Strokes Tease The New Abnormal

At their New Year's Eve concert in Brooklyn, the Strokes debuted a new song and promised a new album in 2020. And now, they've taken to social media to tease something called The New Abnormal. An album title, perhaps? Unclear, but guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. posted the same teaser artwork on his own … More »
Tags: Music, News, The Strokes, Brooklyn, Albert Hammond Jr

Stream Pop Smoke’s New Mixtape Meet The Woo 2

Last year, the Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke released "Welcome To The Party," the single that might go down in history as the big breakout moment for Brooklyn drill music. The New York version of the genre is a mellow, melodic, heavy-hearted take on the original Chicago drill, and it's closer in sound and … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Chicago, Brooklyn, Album Stream, Pop Smoke

Store Front – “Rip The Price Off”

Store Front impressed us with their 2018 debut single "Go For Broke," and they've impressed us again with the lead single from their imminent Task EP. The Brooklyn quintet -- fronted by singer Amy Rose Spiegel and featuring the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart's Peggy Wang -- plays a dreamily gleaming strain … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Amy Rose Spiegel, Peggy Wang, Store Front

Shorties (February's Best Books, New Music from Lucinda Williams, and more)

Vol.1 Brooklyn and InsideHook previewed February's best books. Stream a new song. The Week UK previewed 2020's most anticipated books. Patterson Hood discussed the new Drive-By Truckers album with Weekend Edition. Emily Books is on hiatus. Polica visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Stream a new song from Sufjan Stevens' collaborative instrumental album, made with his father Lowell Brams. Paste previewed February's best albums. Stream a n...
Tags: Music, UK, Sufjan Stevens, David, Brooklyn, Low, Uncanny Valley, Polica, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lee, Literary Hub, Lucinda Williams, Patterson Hood, Carmen Maria Machado, Anna Weiner, Joanna C Valente

Jennifer Spiegel's Playlist for Her Memoir "Cancer, I'll Give You One Year"

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. Jennifer Spiegel's Cancer, I'll Give You One Year is a boldly told memoir of illness and identity. Gina Frangello wrote of the book: "Jennifer Spiegel is—thank God—an anti-guru. Th...
Tags: Music, Jerusalem, David, Brooklyn, Bob Dylan, Florence, Oj Simpson, Epcot, Bush, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Johnny Cash, Julie Miller, SPIEGEL, Antiheroines, Gina Frangello, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng

Phony Ppl – “Fkn Around” (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

Megan Thee Stallion played a Tiny Desk Concert backed by the Brooklyn neo-soul band Phony Ppl last month. During the performance, they debuted a brand new collaboration called "Fkn Around." Today, they're finally sharing the studio version of the song, and as you might be able to guess from the title, "Fkn Around" … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Phony Ppl, Megan Thee Stallion

Torae Will Teach Music Business College Course In Brooklyn

As seen on BILLBOARD, a new hip-hop education course, “The Business of Music”, is an eight-week course taking place this spring semester at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY conducted by Torae. The class will examine important aspects and tools of the music business. This class is designed to educate aspiring recording industry professionals; you do not have to attend Medgar Evers college to enroll. “The Business of Music” will be taking place from February 26th to April 15th on Mondays and ...
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Jazz, Talib Kweli, Brooklyn NY, Pete Rock, Torae, GMR, Medgar Evers, Medgar Evers College, Business of Music, Business of Music Torae, Wale Rapsody

Tonight in L.A.: Juliana Hatfield, J. Laser, Plastic Picnic, Kate Clover, Figs Vision, WASI, Will Reagan, Marube, Love Ghost, Acres Even, the Shirtwaist Sisters, Chelsea Saints, Felipe Esparza

L.A. concerts for Monday: ► Juliana Hatfield visits the Echoplex in support of her latest covers project, “Juliana Hatfield Sings the Police.” ► J. Laser (Jordan Lawlor from M83) previews music from his forthcoming EP at a free show at Zebulon. ► Brooklyn quartet Plastic Picnic heads up the lineup at It’s a School Night at Bardot. Earlier, catch Cuffed Up (see “French Exit”), Flor de Toloache and Yashua. ► And these January residencies come to an end: Kate Clover at the Bootleg Theater (with Ros...
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Clarke, Le Tigre, Preview, Kate Clover, Maui, Juliana Hatfield, Figs Vision, Bootleg Theater, Harvard Stone, Jam, Observatory, Wasi, Zebulon, Marube

Vanity – “Anticlimax”

The Vanity who released a song called "Anticlimax" today is not the Vanity who died in 2016, the late pop star and Prince protégé. This Vanity is a Brooklyn rock band whose Bandcamp tags include "glam," "punk," and "Stones," with a lead guitarist who used to be in Rik & The … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Bandcamp, Vanity

Stream: Mayer Hawthorne, ‘M.O.’

Mayer Hawthorne was a busy body in 2019. Besides releasing and touring behind “Tuxedo III,” the third album of his funk-soul project with producer Jake One, Hawthorne kept the spigot running on his solo work, releasing a stream of singles starting last summer with “The Game.” It marked the first song from his own label, Strange Sounds. It’s not so strange (by now) that the Michigan-bred, L.A.-based singer-songwriter, born Andrew Cohen, continues to tap into the sounds of early soul and all the m...
Tags: Music, Featured, Brooklyn, Michigan, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Mayer Hawthorne, Hawthorne, Andrew Cohen, Daptone Studios, Wayne Gordon, Jake One Hawthorne

KOTA the Friend Delivers New Project, ‘Lyrics To Go Vol. 1’

A quick strike project from the Brooklyn rapper.
Tags: Albums, Brooklyn, Jazz, Kota, KOTA The Friend

Shorties (A 2020 Literary Calendar, New Music from Mitski, and more)

Literary Hub shared a 2020 literary calendar. Stream new music from Mitski. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale today for $1.99: Jaws by Peter Benchley Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein Michelle Obama shared her exercise playlist. Electric Literature recommended indie literary m...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Dave Eggers, Maya Angelou, Mitski, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Electric Literature, Peter Benchley, Yumi Zouma, Kate Millett, Ben Loory, Amanda Yates Garcia, Katie Gately, Joanna Kavenna, Kiley Reid

Tonight in L.A.: Elbow, Nada Surf, Somme, Sungazer, 4XFar Festival, Keith Seat, Whitmer Thomas, Tate McRae, Gal Pal, Brenda Carsey, Brian Buckley Band, VST, American Mile

L.A. concerts for Sunday: ► U.K. rockers Elbow visit the Wiltern in support of their latest album “Giants of All Sizes.” Get there early for Jesca Hoop. ► With their new album “Never Not Together” arriving Feb. 7, Nada Surf does the first of two nights at the Troubadour, tonight with Apex Manor opening. ► Somme celebrates the release of her second EP “Memories Burning” [check out the title track here] with a show at the Bootleg Theater, joined by Rebecca Black and Maiah Manser. ► Brooklyn prog-j...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Brooklyn, Elbow, Somme, John Adams, Frankie Valli, Preview, Michael, Vst, Bootleg Theater, Jennings, McCabe, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Coachella Valley, Gallagher

P.E. – “Soft Dance”

Most of the members of the Brooklyn band Pill reformed under the name P. E. after breaking up last year, and in a couple months they'll release their new project's debut album, Person. They shared "Top Ticket" from it in November, and today they're back with another track, "Soft Dance." It's … More »
Tags: Music, News, Brooklyn, Pill, P.E

THICK – “5 Years Behind”

Last spring, the Brooklyn Band To Watch THICK released a three-track EP to celebrate their signing to Epitaph Records. Today, they're announcing the release of their debut album -- out 3/6 -- with its title track, "5 Years Behind." The song's about temporal anxiety and always feel like you're playing a … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Brooklyn, Thick, Miranda Rose Kahn, Epitaph Records Today

Shorties (Recommended Books That Feature Women's Anger, New Music from U.S. Girls, and more)

The New York Times recommended books that feature women's anger. Stream new music from . Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. January's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale today for $1.99: Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins White Fur by Jardine Libaire shared an excerpt from Alice Bag's book Violence Girl: East L.A. ...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, William Gibson, St Vincent, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Troy James Weaver, Dan Deacon, Jason Reynolds, Billy Collins, Alice Bag, Jardine Libaire, Hollywood Stage, Meg Pokrass, Emily Yacina Anna Wiener

The Hep Sounds of The Legal Innovation Project

Jimmy Baikovicius from Montevideo, Uruguay [CC BY-SA (] Last Friday evening I attended Winter Jazz Fest, an annual New York City tradition that sees hundreds of performers playing a dozen or more venues over a few nights each January. I made it to 5 concerts at 5 separate venues in the Village before finally hailing a cab and heading back to Brooklyn at 1AM on Saturday morning. All of the acts I saw were memorable. Some of them were amazing perfo...
Tags: Law, New York City, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Innovation, Jazz, Don, Brecht, Greenwich Village, Montevideo Uruguay, Spyro Gyra, Jimmy Baikovicius

Shorties (The Best 100 Books Written by African American Women, New Music from Destroyer, and more)

The ZORA Canon includes the best 100 books written by African American women. Stream a new Destroyer song. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,282 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. January's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes Paste listed the best albums of the 1970s. Stream a ne...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, David, Brooklyn, Lgbtq, Canon, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Olsen, Algiers, Sarah Moss, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Wurtzel, Zora Neale Hurston, Jennifer Baker

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An underdog fencer from Brooklyn overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics. Directed by Luther Clement and Shuhan Fan [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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