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Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in California

Music tycoon is having surgery but ‘doing fine’, his spokeswoman saysSimon Cowell is said to have undergone surgery after breaking his back in a fall from an electric bike in California.The music mogul’s spokeswoman said he was was in hospital and was “doing fine”. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Media, California, UK News, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Simon Cowell, saysSimon Cowell


Simon Cowell breaks back falling off electric bike in US

Music tycoon and entertainer having surgery but his spokeswoman says he is ‘doing fine’ Simon Cowell is having surgery after breaking his back while testing out an electric bike in California, it emerged on Sunday.The 60-year-old entertainer, who has a home in Malibu, was said by his spokeswoman to be “doing fine”. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Television, Media, California, US, UK News, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Simon Cowell, Malibu


PsiloSage – “Dior Psilo” (EP Review)

PsiloSage is a rising artist coming to us from Inland Empire, California. Following up on the success of his 2019 tape “Spore 2”, he has just released his brand new album “DiorPsilo“. With this record, will Psilo be able to become a distinguished force in the underground scene, or will he stumble into mediocrity? Having a unique style is something many are derived from in the modern scape of music, but PsiloSage is not one of them. From the intro “SeaShore” it can be drawn that Sage relies...
Tags: Reviews, California, Jazz, Vibin, Spore, Inland Empire California, PsiloSage


Hollywood’s Triller sets its own rhythm even as it gains from TikTok troubles

Triller, the short video app backed by a Hollywood mogul and music celebrities, is rapidly ballooning in both user size and valuation. It’s now seeking a new funding round of $250 million that will push its valuation to over $1 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. That’s a leap from its $130 million valuation reported last October. Triller’s founder and CEO Mike Lu declined to comment, although another executive confirmed the funding with Dot.la. The app has emerged as...
Tags: TC, Apps, Twitter, Music, Hollywood, Microsoft, Entertainment, California, China, Singapore, India, Funding, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Eminem


Frank Ocean’s 18-Year-Old Brother Ryan Breaux Killed in Fiery Car Crash in California

Frank Ocean is mourning the tragic loss of his younger brother. The Grammy winner’s 18-year-old brother, Ryan Breaux was killed in a single-car accident on early Sunday morning (Aug. 2) in Thousand Oaks, California. According to reports, Breaux and his former high school classmate Ezekial “Zeek” Bishop, 20, veered off the road around 1:30 a.m. and crashed into a tree located in the center median. The Tesla was engulfed in flames when authorities arrived. Breaux and Bishop were pronounced dead on...
Tags: Celebs, California, Tesla, Ocean, Pop Culture, Jazz, Tokyo, Bishop, Car Accidents, Frank Ocean, Ryan, KTLA, Breaux, Thousand Oaks California, Sad News, Wendell Campbell


A country music reading list

Over the years, I've become a fan of country music, from its Appalachian and Black roots to outlaw country and cosmic American. There's so much rich history and culture surrounding the genre(s) that I'm grateful for smart guides to the people, places, and stories behind the sound. Last month, I appreciated Elamin Abdelmahmoud's Rolling Stone piece "Rewriting Country Music’s Racist History." And over at , Aaron Gilbreath curated a collection of some great online writing about country music. He...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, Country Music, News, California, Country, Dolly Parton, Rolling Stone, Bakersfield, Parton, Willie, Merle Haggard, Waylon, Maybelle, Aaron Gilbreath


The Go-Go’s – “Club Zero”

The Go-Go's are releasing their first new song in nearly 20 years. The iconic California new wave band are the subject of a new documentary directed by Alison Ellwood, and while they were shooting, they also wrote a new track via email exchanges between band members and recorded it in San Francisco and … More »
Tags: Music, California, San Francisco, The Go-Go's, Alison Ellwood


How a Historian Stuffed Hagia Sophia’s Sound Into a Studio

Bissera Pentcheva used virtual acoustics to bring Istanbul to California and reconstruct the sonic world of Byzantine cathedral music.
Tags: Music, News, California, Turkey, Istanbul, Acoustics, Sophia, Abel, Bissera Pentcheva, Pentcheva, Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Cappella Romana (Music Group, Bissera, Jonathan S


‘The Office’ star Creed Bratton talks Grass Roots rock fame, ‘Slightly Altered’ new album

A three-legged feng shui toad inspired the first single off Creed Bratton’s new album “Slightly Altered,” but that’s definitely not the only time good fortune has smiled on the singer-songwriter and actor. As lead guitarist for the Grass Roots in the late ’60s, Bratton was part of the psychedelic pop/rock band’s peak period when singles such as “Midnight Confessions” and “Let’s Live For Today” cracked the Top 10. As a character actor, decades of scuffling around Hollywood ended in 2005 when Brat...
Tags: Music, TV, Hollywood, London, California, Oregon, Berlin, Office, Israel, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Middle East, Athens, Elvis Costello


Burger Records Shuts Down

In the past few days, a number of people have accused Burger Records, the California garage rock record store and label, of fostering a climate of sexual predation. Women have accused Burger founders Sean Bohrman and Lee Rickard, as well as many artists tied to Burger Records, of preying on underage girls. Across the label's … More »
Tags: Music, News, California, Burger, Burger Records, Sean Bohrman, Lee Rickard, Burger Records Shuts Down


Burger Records And Affiliated Artists Accused Of Widespread Predatory Sexual Behavior

The Orange County label and record store Burger Records has been accused of fostering a culture of predatory sexual practices, many targeting underage women. These accusations have been leveled against its founders, Sean Bohrman and Lee Rickard, and many artists associated with the label, its popular festival Burgerama, and the California garage-rock scene as a … More »
Tags: Music, News, California, Orange County, Cosmonauts, Audacity, Burger Records, Part Time, Tomorrow's Tulips, The Growlers, SWMRS, Cherry Glazerr, The Buttertones, The Black Lips, Sean Bohrman, Burgerama


X – “Don’t Mind If I Do” (Video)

Directed by DMT Media, “Don’t Mind If I Do” is the latest video and head banger by rising California based rapper X.
Tags: Videos, California, X, Jazz, DMT Media Don


Stream Ceremony Side Project Spice’s Excellent Self-Titled Debut Album

For the past 15 years, Ross Farrar has led the California punk band Ceremony. In that time, Ceremony have had a hell of a musical journey, going from feral powerviolence to glimmering dream-pop, making huge changes with every record. Now, Farrar has a whole new band, and their debut album doesn't sound like anything that … More »
Tags: Music, California, Spice, Ceremony, Farrar, Ross Farrar, Stream Ceremony Side Project Spice


Eddie Gale, jazz trumpeter and Blue Note star, dies aged 78

Gale died of prostate cancer at his home in California, following an illustrious career playing with John Coltrane, Sun Ra and moreEddie Gale, the free jazz trumpeter with two celebrated albums on the Blue Note label, has died aged 78. His wife confirmed to the New York Times that he died at his home in California on 10 July, from prostate cancer.Born in Brooklyn in 1941, Gale’s music career started when he played bugle for his cub scout brigade. He grew up surrounded by jazz. “People like Jacki...
Tags: Music, California, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, New York Times, Jazz, Gale, Ocean Avenue, Bud Powell, Randy Weston, Lester Young, Eddie Gale, Jazz Times, John Coltrane Sun Ra, Jackie McLean Max Roach Sonny Rollins Cecil Payne


Sir Veterano – “The Gathering” (Album)

California producer Sir Veterano is back in full force and premieres his new album, “The Gathering”, featuring MC Eiht, Planet Asia and Mitchy Slick on lead single “Reputable” (watch the music video) as well as appearances from Murs, Bishop Lamont, Casual, Ras Kass, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Fashawn, K-Bizz, 4TWO7, M.E.D., Skillz and Supastition. I feel like I’ve been buried in a coffin for the last decade and just woke up. Dug myself out of my music grave and started walking around. The Gather...
Tags: Asia, California, Albums, Jazz, Skillz, Sir Veterano, Veterano, Murs Bishop Lamont Casual Ras Kass Guilty, Simpson Phat Kat Fashawn


Blu & Exile – “Miles: From an Interlude Called Life” (Album Review)

This is the 3rd full-length album from the critically acclaimed California hip hop duo Blu & Exile. Their 2007 full-length debut Below the Heavens: In Hell Happy with Your New Imaginary Friend is rightfully regarded by many to be one of the best hip hop albums to come out within the past 15 years. This was followed up in 2011 with Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them & then the 2017 rarities compilation In the Beginning: Before the Heavens. But as we enter the 2nd half of 2020, they’re ret...
Tags: Reviews, California, Africa, Jazz, Miles Davis, West Coast, Blu, Exile, BLU & EXILE


Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot multiple times on Sunday

Rapper, 25, says in Instagram post she ‘suffered gunshot wounds’Fellow rapper Tory Lanez arrested on concealed weapons chargeRapper Megan Thee Stallion said on Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully recover.“I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” the 25-year-old Texan whose legal name is Megan Pete wrote in an Instagram post, without saying who shot her or why. Continu...
Tags: Music, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Culture, Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion, Megan Pete


Big Sean Facing Backlash Over “IDFWU” Song Allegedly About Naya Rivera Following Her Tragic Death

Big Sean is currently on the receiving end of backlash over his 2014 hit single “I Don’t F**k With You (IDFWU),” which he allegedly wrote about Naya Rivera after their breakup earlier that year. As was previously reported, the former Glee actress’ body was found Monday (Jul. 13) in Lake Piru in California after she went missing last week. Now, folks are leaving comments on social media slamming Big Sean for making “IDFWU” about Naya Rivera and their public break-up. Naya and Sean reportedly met ...
Tags: Music, Celebs, California, Hip Hop, Ariana Grande, Dj Mustard, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Dorsey, Don, Sean, Rivera, Naya


Naya Rivera Confirmed Dead at 33, Body Found at Lake Piru in California Where She Went Missing Days Ago

The search for Naya Rivera has come to an end after her body was found in California’s Lake Piru where she went missing five days ago on July 8th. Via TMZ: Ventura County officials said Monday that a body had been found at the lake, and our law enforcement sources have confirmed it is, in fact, her. A press conference sharing the news publicly is forthcoming. As we reported … Naya and her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, were swimming in Lake Piru when something terrible happened Wednesday. ...
Tags: Celebs, California, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Ventura County, Steven Spielberg, Columbia Records, Lax, Don, Cabo San Lucas, Sean, Naya, Ryan Dorsey, Lake Piru, R.I.P


'A self-centered publicity stunt': just how serious is Kanye West's presidential bid?

The musician’s dramatic move has met with mockery. But perhaps his aim is to fuse spiritual authority, political power and merchandisingOnce the strangest of bedfellows, Kanye West and Donald Trump are now officially rivals.On the Fourth of July, the California-based rapper and entrepreneur tweeted that he was running for president, citing his belief in God and immediately winning the “full support” of his fellow billionaire Elon Musk – who, per the candidate himself, will head up America’s spac...
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, California, America, Kanye West, Culture, Donald Trump


Iconic musician Booker T. Jones launches online directory of black-owned businesses

Booker T. Jones has been a major force in American culture for nearly six decades. In the early 1960s, the organist and bandleader formed Booker T. & the M.G.s, one of the first prominent racially integrated groups. He wrote classic tunes like “Green Onions” and “Born Under a Bad Sign.” He played on countless Stax soul hits like “(Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay” and “Knock On Wood,” and performed with and produced artists ranging from Bill Withers to Stephen Stills to Rod Stewart. He also wr...
Tags: Music, Mississippi, California, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Martin Luther King, Rod Stewart, Memphis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Booker


Big B – “Welcome to the Club” (Album Review)

Big B is a 47 year old rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada starting out as the frontman for 187. After the band’s dissolution, the hooligan would go on to join OPM in 2002 & become a household name for the infamous California powerhouse Suburban Noize Records just a couple years later. His first 3 solo albums High Class White Trash, White Trash Renegade & More to Hate would become some of my favorite releases that the label has ever put out. We just celebrated the 7 year anniversary of B’s previous a...
Tags: Reviews, California, Jazz, Everlast, Opm, Las Vegas Nevada, Big B, Suburban Noize Records, Michael Bradford


Things to do – in-person and online – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 9-16

  Hikari Shimoda’s “Whereabouts of God, No. 39” is part of her “Silence and Affirmation” exhibit at Corey Helford Gallery. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on new cultural experiences online and in-person, July 9-16.   EVENTS   Cultural Traditions from Black Communities Around the World – Connecting Community Art Workshops: Free, virtual workshops that explore creativity of the countries represented by African diaspora artists. “Mask Making,” with Maria Elena Cruz...
Tags: Facebook, California, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Senegal, Sport, Pop, West, Soccer, South Africa, Middle East, San Diego, Long Beach, Beethoven, Amy Winehouse


Naya Rivera Presumed Dead After Her 4-Year-Old Son Was Found Alone on Boat on Lake in Los Angeles

Naya Rivera, a former star on the hit TV show “Glee,” is presumed dead after she went missing while on a boat on a lake in California with her 4-year-old son. According to reports, Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies found Naya’s 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, asleep and alone on the boat shortly before 5 p.m. on Lake Piru, but Naya was nowhere to be found and her life jacket was still in the boat. Josey told police he and his mom were swimming, but she never came back up. It wasn’t immediat...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, Pop Culture, Naya Rivera, Jazz, Ventura County, Lake, Rivera, Naya, Ryan Dorsey, Lake Piru, Josey, Josey Hollis Dorsey, Ventura Co Sheriff @VENTURASHERIFF


Osees – “Blood On Your Boots”

John Dwyer, leader of the California garage-rock institution variously named Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees, OCS, etc., has been busy with his Bent Arcana side project lately. But now he's returned to his main gig for a new track under the name Osees, a new permutation that he debuted with last year's More »
Tags: Music, California, John Dwyer, Oh Sees, Osees


Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Artist Jaysin the Sin God

Where are you from? I lived in a trailer park that was right outside of Chicago in Melrose Park for the first 10 years of my life. I kept getting into trouble. Kicked out of schools & shit so my mom moved me to Alabama with my grandma as punishment basically. I lived there for the next 15 years.   What is the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? One that pops straight in my head right now is when I stayed at my dads one summer & he showed me how to make these mixtapes on actual casset...
Tags: California, Alabama, Chicago, Jazz, Michigan, Detroit, Jason, Clay, Wal Mart, Melrose Park, DMX, Graff, Q&A Interviews, DJ Clay, Jaysin, Jaysin the Sin God


Watch The New Go-Go’s Documentary Trailer

The Go-Go's are getting a documentary. The pioneering California new wave band emerged out of the LA punk scene of the late '70s and are still the only all-female band that wrote their own material and played their own instruments to hit #1 on the Billboard albums chart. Their story is being told in the … More »
Tags: Music, News, California, La, The Go-Go's


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juli freuen

Sommer hin oder her: Es gibt Tage, an denen hast du einfach keine Lust, rauszugehen. Und das ist auch überhaupt nicht schlimm. Denn wenn du mal einen kompletten Samstag auf dem Sofa verbracht hast, schätzt du die frische Luft und ein bisschen Bewegung am Sonntag sicher umso mehr. Abgesehen davon ist die Wetterlage aktuell ja eh ziemlich wechselhaft und da ist es nie verkehrt, einen Plan B für die Freizeitplanung zu haben – nur für den Fall, dass der BBQ-Abend buchstäblich ins Wasser fällt. Und d...
Tags: Hong Kong, Chuck, Fashion, Music, Japan, Hbo, New York, Salma Hayek, California, Mexico, Boston, Nazis, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, India


Sanity Menon & Ra.Instrumentals – “City Dwellers” (Album Review)

Sanity Menon  and  Ra.instrumentals are two California based rappers who have been building up a strong fanbases since there emergences in the underground scene around the ladder half of the 2010s with their renowned solo projects Flip Side and Ra’s Buck. The two have come together for their first joint effort titled “City Dwellers”. The album fuses profound lyricism with vibrant production, which ultimately results in excellent hip hop.  Sanity shows off his versatility as he can s...
Tags: Reviews, California, Albums, Jazz, Menon, RA, Ra.Instrumentals, Sanity Menon, Hallow Heart


Slaves Change Their Name

Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A. The Dixie Chicks changed their name to the Chicks. And now the champions of the problematic name Olympics, Slaves -- the California post-hardcore band, not the UK punk duo -- have finally decided to change theirs. More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, California, Dixie Chicks, Slaves



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