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Listen to "Artuditu," a Mexican pop song about Star Wars from 1978

From 1978, Lazaro Salazar's Star Warsploitation single "Artuditu." And no, that robot on the album cover is absolutely not the droid you were looking for. The song appeared on an LP with the same name.
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Music, News, Artuditu, Lazaro Salazar


A list of productivity and collaboration lessons from The Beatles

After watching "Get Back," the fantastic film documenting The Beatles at work under incredible pressure in 1970, organizational consultant Tom Whitwell took note of "10 lessons in productivity and brainstorming" that the band demonstrated in the film. Below are a few, from Whitwell's Fluxx Studio Notes: The 'yes… and' ruleThe first rule of improvisation (and brainstorming) is "yes… and". — Read the rest
Tags: Productivity, Post, Music, News, Creativity, Collaboration, Beatles, Whitwell, Tom Whitwell


Watch Wet Leg perform on the Tiny Desk Concert

The fantastic band Wet Leg, hailing from Isle of Wight, appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concert today. Watch them perform "Chaise Longue," "Too Late Now," "Oh No," and "Wet Dream"
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Entire piano tuned to E

Mattias Krantz tuned every key on his piano to E, then cut a board so he could play them all simultaneously. The result is an epic "chord" to rival the THX sound.
Tags: Post, Music, News, Piano, Loud Noises, E. Mattias Krantz


Stephen Sondheim teaching "Send in the Clowns"

We lost a true genius of musical theater with the passing of Stephen Sondheim last week. This video is a lovely little masterclass in musical coaching and a great way to remember the talent and the sweetness of this great artist of the 20th century. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Obituaries, Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater


Watch the moment Paul McCartney composed "Get Back"

In one of many magical moments in Peter Jackson's documentary The Beatles: Get Back, Paul McCartney writes "Get Back." "We were sitting in the studio and we made it up out of thin air … we started to write words there and then … when we finished it, we recorded it at Apple Studios and made it into a song to roller-coast by," McCartney said in The Beatles Anthology.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Mccartney, Apple Studios, Get Back Loretta


Watch Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir Sing Adele’s “Easy On Me”

Kanye West held another Sunday Service livestream today, which was dedicated to Virgil Abloh, West’s longtime creative director who died today at age 41 after a battle with cancer. During the livestream, West’s Sunday Service choir reworked Adele’s 30 lead single “Easy On Me” with some more religious-minded lyrics: “Go easy on me, father/ I am still your child/ And I need the chance to/ Feel your love around,” went the new chorus.
Tags: Music, News, Adele, Kanye West, Virgil Abloh, Virgil Abloh West


Watch Dave Grohl’s Metal Cover Of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You)”

Last year, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl released eight new covers for the Hanukkah season, each song by a Jewish musician. Though Grohl isn’t Jewish, he’s once again teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin, who is, to deliver the goods. “Welcome back to the menorah, y’all,” a tweet from the official Foo Fighters account reads. First up is a metal-ish cover of Lisa Loeb’s hit “Stay (I Missed You),” which will eventually appear in our The Number Ones column. Check it out below.
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Grohl, Lisa Loeb, Greg Kurstin


Virgil Abloh Dead At 41

Virgil Abloh has died at 41 following a private battle with cancer. The influential designer’s passing was announced in a statement on Abloh’s official Instagram.
Tags: Music, News, Virgil Abloh, Abloh


Scott Hutchison Memorial Bench Unveiled In Frightened Rabbit Frontman’s Hometown

A memorial bench dedicated to late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison was unveiled in his hometown of Selkirk, Scotland over the weekend. Using crowdfunding money left over from a different bench that was constructed in Kelvingrove Park a couple years ago, this new bench was designed and built by three young carpenters, as the band’s Instagram account explains. “This beautiful piece will sit at the loch side in Selkirk for family, friends and fans to find a moment of peace,” reads their ...
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Scotland, Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit, Kelvingrove Park, Scott Hutchison Memorial Bench


Karol G Recovering After Falling Down Stairs During Miami Concert

Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G is recovering after falling down stairs onstage during her concert at the FTX Arena in Miami last night, the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports. When one of her backup dancers came to help her, she got right back up and continued the performance.
Tags: Music, News, Miami, El Comercio, Karol G, FTX Arena


Commuter by Ceephax Acid Crew is a treat for the eyes and ears

Commuter is an excellent song by Ceephax Acid Crew, whose music videos never contain a dull moment. The video to "Commuter" is full of trippy surprises, and you should check it out if you're in need of something mind-bending today. Ceephax Acid Crew (born Andy Jenkinson) is the brother of Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson), who also makes awesome electronic music. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Tom Jenkinson, Andy Jenkinson


Stephen Sondheim Dead At 91

Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s most renowned and prolific songwriters, has died. He was 91. The news has been confirmed to the New York Times via his lawyer, F. Richard Pappas, who described Sondheim’s passing as sudden.
Tags: Music, New York, News, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Sondheim, Richard Pappas


Watch Jenny Lewis Perform “Puppy And A Truck” On Fallon

Over the last few months, Jenny Lewis has been on the road, touring with Harry Styles. On Nov. 20, they hit the Forum in Los Angeles, and a few days later, Lewis stopped by The Tonight Show to perform her one-off single “Puppy And A Truck.”
Tags: Music, News, Jimmy Fallon, Los Angeles, Jenny Lewis, Fallon, Lewis


Kanye West Addresses His Marriage And Mental Health In Thanksgiving Prayer: “Good Lord, My Wife Did Not Like Me Wearing The Red Hat”

Last night Kanye West posted a lengthy “Thanksgiving Prayer” video message, in which he addresses his family life, his brief Presidential run, his relationship to Christianity and estranged wife Kim Kardashian West, his mental health, his finances, his support for Donald Trump, and more. “This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the family that my wife has given me, I’m thankful for the life God has given me, and I’m thankful for your time, attention, and patience,” Ye said.
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, News, Kanye West, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian West, Ye


Brian May Blasts Brit Awards For Adopting Gender-Neutral Categories, Says Queen Would Not Be Woke Enough Today: “We Would Have To Have A Trans Person”

Queen guitarist Brian May has a bone to pick with the BRIT Awards, which recently adopted gender-neutral categories beginning in 2022, scrapping the male solo artist, female solo artist, international male solo artist and international female solo artist categories. “A lot of things work quite well and can be left alone,” the Queen guitarist tells the Mirror. “I get so sick of people trying to change things without thinking of the long-term consequences. Some of these things are an improvement, ...
Tags: Music, News, Queen, Brian, Brit awards, Brian May


Conservative Talk Radio Show Gets Punk’d By Band Name-Dropping Caller

A punk fan is doing god’s work this week, calling into a conservative radio show and sneaking as many punk band names as possible into a chat with the hosts. Illustrator Rob Dobi — using the name Bill — called up WSMN’s Life With Liz show this week, planning to “name as many punk bands as I could before they caught on.”
Tags: Music, News, Bill, Blink-182, Misfits, Liz, Bad Brains, Life Of Agony, Converge, Black Flag, Anti-Flag, Sick of It All, Reel Big Fish, Descendents, Minor Threat, Against Me


Watch LCD Soundsystem Play “Beat Connection” For First Time In 16 Years

On Tuesday night, LCD Soundsystem kicked off a 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel by covering Spacemen 3 and Joy Division and breaking out a couple songs for the first time in over a decade, including “On Repeat” and “Thrills,” both from their 2005 self-titled debut.
Tags: Music, News, Joy Division, Lcd Soundsystem, Brooklyn Steel


Kanye West And Taylor Swift Were Added To Album Of The Year Grammy Nominees Day Before Announcement

Kanye West and Taylor Swift were among a group of Grammy nominees that were added at the last minute to the Big Four categories (Album, Record, and Song Of The Year, plus Best New Artist) due to a rule change expanding the field for those categories from 8 nominees to 10.
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Grammys


Planes Mistaken For Stars Frontman Gared O’Donnell Dead At 44

Planes Mistaken For Stars frontman Gared O’Donnell has died at 44 following a battle with esophageal cancer.
Tags: Music, News, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Gared O Donnell


Astrid S Accuses French Montana Of Ripping Off Her Song

The Norwegian pop musician Astrid S has accused French Montana of ripping off her song. In a TikTok video, Astrid S pointed out similarities between her 2016 single “Jump” and French Montana’s “How You King?,” a song from his new album They Got Amnesia that came out last week. Montana is credited as the sole writer on the song, alongside production credits for Hitmaka and FnZ.
Tags: Music, News, Montana, French Montana, Astrid S, Hitmaka


Someone Made A Lars Ulrich Toilet


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Grammys CEO Addresses Marilyn Manson, Louis CK Nominations: “We Won’t Look Back At People’s History”

Yesterday, the Recording Academy unveiled the nominations for next year’s Grammys. They were weird, in the way that Grammy nominations are always weird. ABBA and Sun Ra Arkestra were nominated for the first time ever. Taylor Swift and Kanye West are up against each other for Album Of The Year. Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste somehow led the field with 11 nominations. But people noted two nominees in particular: Marilyn Manson and Louis CK.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Abba, Grammys, Marilyn Manson, Recording Academy, Jon Batiste, Harvey Mason Jr, Sun Ra Arkestra, Louis C.K, Marilyn Manson Louis CK Nominations


Watch Mastodon Perform “Teardrinker” On Seth Meyers

“Pushing The Tides,” the lead single from Mastodon’s latest album Hushed And Grim, just picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance. (Hushed And Grim won’t be eligible ’til next year, though the band has a good track record at the awards show.) And this week the band appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform another song from that album, “Teardrinker.” Watch below.
Tags: Music, News, Seth Meyers, Mastodon


The Wrens’ Kevin Whelan & Charles Bissell Trade Blows In New Interview About Breakup

Kevin Whelan, formerly of the Wrens, is releasing Observatory, his debut album as Aeon Station, next month on Sub Pop. Notoriously, half of the album was originally recorded for inclusion on the next Wrens album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s widely beloved The Meadowlands, which was also supposed to be released by Sub Pop. But due to a falling out with Wrens bandmate Charles Bissell — who has been tinkering with the new Wrens music for more than a decade, and who was seeking more robust ...
Tags: Music, News, Observatory, Whelan, Meadowlands, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan, Jerry MacDonald Bissell


Watch LCD Soundsystem Cover Spacemen 3 & Joy Division At Their First Show In Three Years

A little while ago, LCD Soundsystem announced plans to play a 20-show residency at Brooklyn Steel — not a small venue by most standards, but a small one by theirs. The first of those Brooklyn Steel shows went down last night, shortly after keyboardist Gavilán Rayna Russom announced that she was leaving the band amicably. The band didn’t play any new songs last night, but they did bust out a few tracks they haven’t played in a while and a couple of covers, including one that they’ve never done be...
Tags: Music, News, Joy Division, Lcd Soundsystem, Spacemen 3, Brooklyn Steel, Gavilán Rayna Russom


Gavilán Rayna Russom Quits LCD Soundsystem

Ahead of LCD Soundsystem’s 20-date residency at Brooklyn Steel starting tonight, their longtime synth player Gavilán Rayna Russom has announced that she has quit the band. Russom joined LCD Soundsystem in 2008, contributed to their 2010 album This Is Happening, and has been performing with them ever since. In a new interview with Pitchfork, Russom discusses her reasons for leaving:
Tags: Music, News, Lcd Soundsystem, Russom, Brooklyn Steel, Pitchfork Russom, Gavilán Rayna Russom


ABBA, Selena Gomez, Low, Japanese Breakfast, & Sun Ra Arkestra Among First-Time Grammy Nominees

The 2022 Grammy nominations are here and there are quite a few artists up for a Grammy award for the first time ever.
Tags: Music, News, Selena Gomez, Abba, Nico Muhly, Low, Murray, Gang Of Four, Valerie June, Japanese Breakfast, Griff, Snoh Aalegra, Bo Burnham, Olivia Rodrigo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Black Coffee


Olivia Rodrigo, Kanye West, Taylor Swift Among Grammy Nominees For Album Of The Year

We now know who will compete for the biggest prizes at this winter’s Grammys ceremony. The general field categories — otherwise known as the Big Four — are headlined by an Album Of The Year race that pits relative newcomers like Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, and Lil Nas X against established stars like Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber plus Grammy favorites like Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste, H.E.R., and Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Also: Indie-world superstar Japanese Breakfast is up for Best...
Tags: Music, News, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Grammys, Tony Bennett, Taylor Swift Kanye West, Rodrigo Kanye West Taylor, Olivia Rodrigo Doja Cat, Billie Eilish Jon Batiste


Here Are The 2022 Grammy Nominations


Tags: Music, News, Grammys



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