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'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration


Embattled By Anti-Semitism Claims, The Women’s March Forges On

The day after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Hadas Alterman found herself surrounded by nearly 60,000 people in downtown Oakland. The 29-year-old attorney from California has attended her fair share of civil rights demonstrations, but said that she had never experienced anything like the 2017 Women’s March.“It can be scary to protest in Oakland because often there’s a high, very aggressive police presence. But the atmosphere at the Women’s March in O...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Florida, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington, Mexico, Boston, New York City, Chicago, United States, Hawaii, Islam, Tablet, Oakland


50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 18-25

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform Fernando Melo’s Dream Play on Jan. 19 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Courtesy photo by Sharen Bradford)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Women’s March Los Angeles: Non-partisan march celebrating organizations that educate and register voters, inspire youth to perfo...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Eddie Supa is “savage like Randy the wrest-e-ler”

You got two minutes, don’t you? Eddie Supa’s easily in my top level of upcoming artists, whether from Chicago or anywhere. Here’s his quick set of new raps to match the thumpin’ beat he’s always cookin’ too. I’m a 90s wrestling fan, hence the line I highlighted in the title. More good ones above (and…Continue reading ➞ Eddie Supa is “savage like Randy the wrest-e-ler”
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Songs, Randy, Sgt. Tibs, Eddie Supa


How To Take Advantage Of Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes...

As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors have been forced to rethink their marketing strategy entirely. Here we look at memes have and could potentially be tapped as an effective marketing platform. ________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media As content and distribution rules shift in the new media ecosphere, brands – whether they're radio, TV, streaming, personalities, a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Music, Taylor Swift, NFL, Chicago, Netflix, Guest Post, Sandra Bullock, North America, Wrigley, Richard Dawkins, Hyde Park, Music Business, Brian May, Variety


The Curls Skewer 'Lowest Forms of Entertainment' in Outlandish Video (premiere)

None Bands don't come more deliciously — yet naturally — weird than the Curls. Nigh-impossible to succinctly describe or pigeonhole into any indie rock subgenre, the Chicago sextet has that tongue-in-cheek, madcap derangement that makes one think of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band reincarnated for the 2010s with inverted pop sensibilities in place of abrasive elements.Bizarre as their pastiche of sounds is, it's self-conscious without being forced or a put-on. Their video for latest single...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Austin, Premiere, Southwest, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Beefheart, Magic Band, Experimental pop, Fansler, The Curls, Anna Holmquist, Matthew Shelton, Birdland We, Mick Fansler


S.O.U.L. D33P – “Dema Gwon”

Rising female Hip Hop duo from Chicago, S.O.U.L. D33P release their latest single titled “Dema Gwon“.  Released on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes! 
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Singles, Spotify Amazon, S.O.U.L D33P


RUSSIAN CIRCLES Hits The Studio With Kurt Ballou

In Chicago, this time. The post RUSSIAN CIRCLES Hits The Studio With Kurt Ballou appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Chicago, Upcoming Releases, Kurt Ballou, Russian Circles


Stream Tree & Vic Spencer’s New Album Nothing Is Something

A few years ago, the Chicago rapper and producer Tree made a name for himself. His style sounded grizzled and hard-earned -- thoughtful lyrics, ragged voice, seen-it-all delivery. And his production style, which he called "soul trap," involved expertly chopped-up samples and bone-hard swells of bass and drums. This was potent stuff; I loved his … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Tree, Album Stream, Vic Spencer


LET’S HEAT IT UP: COLIN HANCOCK MEETS THE CHICAGO CELLAR BOYS (San Diego Jazz Fest, Nov. 25, 2018): COLIN HANCOCK, ANDY SCHUMM, PAUL ASARO, JOHN OTTO, JOHNNY DONATOWICZ, DAVE BOCK

It’s January, and the temperatures are, shall we say, brisk.  Let’s assume your house has drafts — air pours through windows and air-conditioners — or it’s simply not that warm inside.  You could buy this to solve the problem: or, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Chicago, Bliss, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Nork, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


Dave Douglas Quintet's 'Brazen Heart: Live at Jazz Standard' Sits Cozily Next to Miles Davis' 'Plugged Nickel' Recordings

None Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard - Friday by Dave Douglas Quintet 2015 It is clearly raising expectations too high to compare this eight-CD live documentation of the November 2015 appearance of the Dave Douglas Quartet (his second) at New York's Jazz Standard to the Plugged Nickel recordings by Miles Davis's second quintet from 1965. But barely.Davis' band—the one featuring pianist Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter on bass, drummer Tony Williams, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter—was in the middle...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Chicago, Davis, Jazz, Miles Davis, Music Review, Mitchell, Douglas, Linda, Garden State, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, Tony Williams


Styx kicks off City National Grove of Anaheim’s 20th anniversary celebration

On Sept. 4, 1999, rock band Styx became the first group to grace the stage at City National Grove of Anaheim, then known as The Sun Theatre. The yellow and tan-colored, multi-use entertainment venue, located off Katella Avenue in between Disneyland and Honda Center, is easy to spot with its giant branded water tower. The building along the northern edge of the Angel Stadium parking lot had briefly served as an awards show-themed restaurant, Tinseltown Studios, in 1998 but the concept failed to t...
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Rock, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac, Wu Tang, Disneyland, Stevie Nicks


David Bowie Blows Minds With Augmented Reality

In this piece, David Deal explores how new tech innovation in the form of the app David Bowie Is has allowed the legendary performer to once again grace our homes in the form of augmented reality. _____________________________ Guest post by David Deal of Superhypeblog David Bowie visited my home on his birthday this week. He sang “Life on Mars” in my dining room. He performed a mime on my front porch. He showed me the handwritten lyrics to “Ashes to Ashes” while I was sitting ...
Tags: Music, Berlin, App, Bbc, Chicago, Guest Post, David Bowie, Vr, Ar, Gary Oldman, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bowie, Diamond Dogs, Thin White Duke


Confirmed: Back to the Beach Fest will return to Huntington Beach in April

After drawing a sold-out crowd of just over 30,000 patrons over two days at Huntington State Beach last April, the ska- and punk rock-fueled Back to the Beach Festival will return with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann at the helm. Feldmann took to Facebook on Monday to excitedly announce that the festival will take place Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, just steps from the Pacific Ocean and that the full line-up will be announced “very soon.” He also...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Moscow, Music Festivals, Pacific Ocean, Concerts, Chicano Batman, Huntington Beach, Travis Barker, Hollywood Bowl


Goldfinger’s John Feldmann confirms the Back to the Beach Fest will return to Huntington Beach in April

After drawing a sold-out crowd of just over 30,000 patrons over two days at Huntington State Beach last April, the ska- and punk rock-fueled Back to the Beach Festival will return with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann at the helm. Feldmann took to Facebook on Monday to excitedly announce that the festival will take place Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, just steps from the Pacific Ocean and that the full line-up will be announced “very soon.” He also...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bryan Ferry, Brian Wilson, Moscow, Music Festivals, Goldfinger, Pacific Ocean, Concerts, Chicano Batman, Huntington Beach, Travis Barker


The Popdose Interview: Reverend Horton Heat’s Half New Band and Whole New Life

In the year 2019, some 33 & 1/3 years after they started (give or take), The Reverend Horton Heat is bigger than ever. This past November, Victory Records released the band’s 12th album, Whole New Life, described by front man Jim Heath as “the most positive material I have ever written. It focuses heavily on rock and roll but there is a human interest parallel – songs about growing up poor, vices, marriage, having children and walking the rapturous streets of America.” The album landed high on m...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Texas, America, Chicago, Comets, Popdose, Metro, Sam Phillips, Popdose Interviews, Reverend Horton Heat, Jim Heath, Matt, Sandy, Jimbo, Heath


How a group of guys from Moscow became an internationally renowned Chicago tribute band

Leonid Vorobyev says he loved the music of Chicago since the first time he heard the band as a teenager in Russia more than 40 years ago. A choir conductor by training, he’d also played in a handful of casual rock bands and spent 25 years as a recording studio sound engineer, too. So four years ago when Vorobyev approached 60, the age of retirement in Russia, he decided to celebrate by bringing together all the art and craft he’d worked so hard to master and make the best cover of a Chicago song...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Russia, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Moscow, Siberia, Coachella, Soviet Union


These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

Photo: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution; Illustrated by Mallory Heyer. The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two frozen Jimmy Dean sausage patties. Welcome to winter, everyone!Unless you're off to Gstaad for a spot of skiing with Mitzi and Lance, there's really only way to get through the sub-zero temps and slippery surfaces: a good old-fashioned movie night, served up with a ro...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, North Korea, France, Russia, New York City, America, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Alaska


Trap Glazed: We Made R. Kelly A Predator

Update: From January 3 to January 6, Lifetime aired a documentary called Surviving R. Kelly, which catapulted the controversial rapper and all the troubling allegations against him back into the spotlight. The following story was originally published July 26, 2019.On Monday, R. Kelly released a 19-minute song. Let the absurdity of that sink in. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised as this is the same man who dragged his R&B opera, “Trapped in the Closet,” out for three parts, 33 “chapters,” and a ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Time, Chicago, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Chris Brown, Black, R Kelly, Kelly, Black girls, Robert Sylvester Kelly, Sesali Bowen, Mute R Kelly, Oronike Odeleye, Odeleye


Writhing Squares Scrape Away the "Dirt in My Mind's Eye" (premiere)

None The Philadelphia-based band Writhing Squares consists of Daniel Provenzano of Purling Hiss (among other groups) and Kevin Nickles of Ecstatic Vision and Taiwan Housing Project. Playing together over the past few years, Provenzano handles bass, Nickles handles saxophone and flute, and both take turns doing vocals, keyboards and percussion. Together they revolve in serrated circles, turning up and tuning into cosmic static like a Dark-Side-of-the-Moon Duo. "Dirt in My Mind's Eye" is the lead...
Tags: Music, Experimental, Taiwan, Chicago, Philadelphia, Premiere, Nickles, Provenzano, Daniel Provenzano, Writhing Squares, No Wave, Kevin Nickles


CupcakKe – “Squidward Nose”

Earlier this week, the great Chicago rapper CupcakKe worried a whole lot of people by tweeting "im about to commit suicide." She posted a screenshot of the tweet on Instagram with the caption "Thank you for everything y'all have done for me I really appreciate it." … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, CupcakKe


Bill MacKay – “Pre-California”

Chicago composer Bill MacKay has announced a new album, Fountain Fire, that will be out in March. It's his first solo work since 2017's Esker, though the guitarist teamed up with Ryley Walker soon after that on their second collaborative album, SpiderBeetleBee. Today, he's shared the opening track from it, "Pre-California," … More »
Tags: Music, California, Chicago, Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Esker


9-Year-Old Chicago Boy Who Went Missing After School Found Safe

Michael Campbell, a 9-year-old boy from the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago who was reported missing Tuesday night (Jan. 8) after he didn’t return home from school, has been found safe.According to Chicago police, Campbell was last seen at 3 p.m. when classes ended at Harvard Elementary School, which is about a block away from his home. Michael’s mother reported him missing that night at 8:30 p.m. and spoke with reporters, pleading for him to return home safely. “Baby, please, please, please ...
Tags: Kids, News, Children, Abc, Chicago, Jazz, Good News, Michael, Missing Persons, Campbell, Englewood, Vincennes, Michael Campbell, Chris Campbell, Missing Persons Found, Harvard Elementary School


Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced

The Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering.  Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories.   The Boston musician is up for consideration for Song of the Year (“Angelina, Angelina”); Album of the Year and Traditional Blues Album (Why Did You Have To Go); Traditional Blues Male Artist; Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award, and, with his group, the Boston Blues A...
Tags: Music, Boston, America, Chicago, Blues, Memphis, Sheraton, Bma, Beth Hart, Moss, Bruce Houghton, Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, Copeland, Horn


Fresh abuse investigations launched after R Kelly documentary

Prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta appeal for new information after allegations of abuse are made in documentary about R&B star, who has long denied wrongdoingFresh investigations have been launched into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against R Kelly by prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta, after the airing of Surviving R Kelly, a documentary that contained claims of abuse by the R&B singer.Chicago prosecutor Kimberly Foxx urged any potential victims of Kelly to come forward, saying: “Th...
Tags: Music, Television, Documentary, Atlanta, US news, Chicago, Culture, Television & radio, R&B, Factual TV, R Kelly, Kelly, Rape and sexual assault, Gerald Griggs, Kimberly Foxx, Kelly Continue


CupcakKe Makes First Statement Since Suicide Scare

Yesterday, Chicago rapper CupcakKe, real name Elizabeth Harris, tweeted about her plan to commit suicide. She wrote, “im about to commit suicide.” On Instagram, she posted a screenshot of the tweet, captioned, “Thank you for everything y’all have done for me I really appreciate it.” CupcakKe was hospitalized earlier … More »
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Elizabeth Harris, CupcakKe


Banco – “Yeah”

 Rising Chicago, IL based Hip Hop artist Banco releases his new single titled “Yeah“.
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Singles, Banco


Oozing Wound – “Tween Shitbag”

Nightmarish and visceral Chicago thrashers Oozing Wound have announced a new album called High Anxiety, and all the song titles are really great. The first one is called "Surrounded By Fucking Idiots." The second one is called "Filth Chisel." The third one, premiering today, is called "Tween Shitbag." The fourth one is called "Die On … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Oozing Wound



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