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Brazilian pop sensation Anitta: 'Run for president? I'm 27!'

Born in Rio’s favelas, Anitta became Brazil’s biggest pop star. Then a political awakening made her even more influential. She talks Bolsonaro, Black Lives Matter and bisexualityAnitta had imagined that this summer would be a break: a period in which she could record new music. It would have followed 10 years in which she became Brazil’s biggest pop star, including stadium tours, a Netflix docuseries about her life, and hits with Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Rita Ora – all of which skyrocketed her fr...
Tags: Music, Americas, Culture, Pop and rock, Brazil, Rita Ora, Rio, Jair Bolsonaro, Anitta, Bolsonaro Black Lives Matter, Madonna Snoop Dogg


Madonna Is Writing A Screenplay With Diablo Cody

Madonna is working on a screenplay with Diablo Cody, per a video that the pop star posted on her Instagram account. In the video, Madonna eats peanuts and describes her iconic Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra outfit while Cody types diligent notes. On a coffee table are a bunch of notebooks. It seems … More »
Tags: Music, News, Madonna, Jean Paul Gaultier, Cody, Diablo Cody


Come with me, and I will make you fishers of the sun.

I wanted to get the text of the Jesus quote right so I could transform it for the post title. Of course, there are many translations of Matthew 4:19, but the one I wanted was "Come with me, and I will make you fishers of men."I couldn't find it. Translations that ended with "I will make you fishers of men" began with "Follow me" or "Come ye after me." Translations that began with "Come with me" had clumsy endings: "Come with me! I will teach you how to bring in people instead of fish," "Come w...
Tags: Translation, Google, Photography, Music, Law, Roald Dahl, Fish, Bible, Sunrise, Jesus, Matthew, Luke, Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka, Ann Althouse


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


Watch Black Country, New Road Cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”

Black Country, New Road, the noisy young British band from the same scene that birthed Black Midi, were supposed to perform at the Haldern Pop Festival in Germany this year. Although the actual Haldern Pop Festival, like pretty much every other festival out there, is cancelled, its organizers are instead hosting a series … More »
Tags: Music, News, Germany, Weezer, New Road, Black Midi, Black Country New Road, Watch Black Country New Road Cover Weezer


Watch The Weeknd Debut New Music, Perform With Doja Cat In Virtual TikTok Concert

The Weeknd played a virtual concert on TikTok last night. The singer's avatar performed several songs accompanied by trippy 3D visual effects in "The Weeknd Experience," an interactive augmented reality livestream billed as the platform's "first-ever in-app cross reality experience." During "In Your Eyes," a digital avatar of Doja Cat joined the party … More »
Tags: Music, News, The Weeknd, Doja Cat


Billie Eilish Music Video Implements Anime Style

Western singer Billie Eilish (who people may only know due to her hawking merchandise using an artist’s Love Live! art without their permission) has paid tribute to the anime medium with their latest music video as the art-style is used throughout it, likely earning them praise from fans. Eilish’s single “My Future” and the accompanying […]
Tags: Music, Usa, Parody, Fantasy, Artists, Anime, Billie Eilish, Image Gallery, Eilish, Character Design


VMAs Won’t Be Held At Barclays Center After All

MTV's annual Video Music Awards are set to take place later this month. The Governor Cuomo-approved plan was to have them at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with little or no audience present and live performances around various New York City locations. But now, perhaps unsurprisingly, Page Six reports that the … More »
Tags: Music, News, New York City, Brooklyn, Mtv, Cuomo, Keke Palmer, Barclays Center, Page Six, MTV Video Music Awards


How 'Crazy Blues' Changed Music Forever

100 years ago, Mamie Smith recorded a seminal blues hit that gave voice to outrage at violence against Black Americans.
Tags: Music, News, Black People, Mamie Smith, Race and Ethnicity, Blues Music


Burna Boy: ‘Brothers in the US have been stripped of their knowledge of self’

The Nigerian pop star on Black Lives Matter, how British fans find it easier to tune into his wavelength – and why everyone’s got it wrong about Muammar GaddafiBurna Boy might be Africa’s biggest music star, but when he speaks, it’s hard to place exactly where he’s from. Ask him about the US, and a mid-Atlantic lilt comes into play; quiz him on his time in the UK, and he sounds more like Skepta than King Sunny Ade. But when he talks about his beloved Nigeria, the rich tones of the west African c...
Tags: Music, UK, Nigeria, Africa, US, World news, Culture, Atlantic, Lagos, Burna Boy, Muammar GaddafiBurna Boy


Sunrise enigma.

It was an austere sunrise: But right at my vantage point, I found this: Nice performance art! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Music, Law, Birds, Sunrise, Performance art, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


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

Here's 9-year-old Moroccan Cannon responding to fan requests to put his mom, Mariah Carey, in his TikTok. More »
Tags: Music, Mariah Carey, Shut Up Dude


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Fka Twigs, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Freddie Gibbs, John Cale, Machinedrum, Kelly Lee Owens, Bbymutha, Excide, 645AR, Black Noi$e


Stream Lil Keed’s New Mixtape Trapped In Cleveland 3

Right now, a whole lot of rappers are following in Young Thug's footsteps, attempting the same kind of squeaky, melodic trap style. The 22-year-old Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, a protege of Thug, is the only one who's really willing to get as weird as Thug himself. On his Long Live Mexico album last year, Keed … More »
Tags: Music, News, Mexico, Atlanta, Cleveland, Lil Keed


Where’s Classical Music Performance Headed Post-COVID? Here Are Some Clues

Having listened to recent online offerings from North America and Europe (where concerts are carefully starting to move back into halls), David Patrick Stearns predicts that “innovation and experimentation will continue to be part of the package …, but in a less reckless form than in the past, and with a strong streak of social responsibility. Performances will be more intense. Decorative elements will be at a minimum. The pursuit of artistic truth could easily translate into a lack of polish. ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, North America, David Patrick Stearns, 08.06.20


Best Coast Rerecord “Boyfriend” With More Inclusive Pronouns For Charity

Best Coast's debut album Crazy For You just turned 10. And to celebrate, the band is releasing a new version of its classic opener "Boyfriend," one of the best songs of the past decade. They rerecorded the track with new pronouns to make it more inclusive, and all proceeds will go … More »
Tags: Music, Best Coast


Review: I just can’t get over how good Fender’s Acoustasonic Stratocaster sounds

My “wow” moment came when I picked up the Acoustasonic Stratocaster for the third time and finally plugged it into an amp. The first couple of times I noodled around with it I’d just played it acoustic. It sounds fantastic and it’s the most comfortable acoustic I’ve ever played. But a hollow-body Stratocaster can only make so much sense until you plug it in. I’m a beginning player. I started learning last year and I’ll be the first to admit that this particular axe is a bit too much guitar for m...
Tags: Startups, Music, Creative, Tech, Insider, Stratocaster, Distract, Plugged


Bryan Adams Announces Stadium Concert In Germany Next Month

From what Bryan Adams has told us, the summer of 2020 seems way, way shittier than the summer of '69. But now it looks like Adams will get to sing "Summer Of '69" in an actual stadium before the summer of 2020 is over, so maybe things are looking up. Adams has been booked to … More »
Tags: Music, News, Germany, Bryan Adams, Adams


Iceland’s Eurovision Contestant Gives In, Plays “Ja Ja Ding Dong”

Daði Freyr has heard your cries of "play 'Ja Ja Ding Dong,'" and he has answered them by playing "Ja Ja Ding Dong." "Ja Ja Ding Dong," for the uninitiated, is the absolute banger from Will Ferrell's Netflix comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga. In the movie, the running joke … More »
Tags: Music, News, Netflix, Iceland, Eurovision, Eurovision Song Contest, Ferrell, Daði Freyr, Ja Ja Ding Dong, Ja Ja Ding Dong Ja Ja Ding Dong


Stream Terminal Nation’s Ridiculously Heavy New Album Holocene Extinction

The Arkansas band Terminal Nation make some brutally heavy and intense music. Terminal Nation have been releasing music since 2014, and they've left behind a bloody trail of grimy, nasty EPs. Listening back through their Bandcamp, you can hear a whole aesthetic evolution at work, as the band has moved from short, fast … More »
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Gag – “Still Laughing”

The Olympia, Washington band Gag make a ferociously ugly form of hardcore punk. You could be listening to them on headphones in a sterilized, empty Apple Store, and you'd still feel like you had basement-show funk accumulating in your pores. Gag have been around for the better part of a decade, and they've spun off … More »
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Stream Jason Molina’s Posthumous Album Eight Gates

If today feels especially haunted out there in indie-rock land, it's not just you. David Berman died one year ago today, and tributes are pouring across social media. Microphones In 2020, an album on which Phil Elverum reckons with his continued existence against a backdrop of mourning, is out now. And then there's … More »
Tags: Music, News, Phil Elverum, Jason Molina, David Berman, Magnolia Electric Co, Songs:ohia


Anderson. Paak – “Lockdown (Remix)” (Feat. J.I.D, Noname, & Jay Rock)

On Juneteenth, Anderson .Paak released "Lockdown," a protest song about racism and police brutality that got a solid amount of votes in our annual Song Of The Summer poll. The video version of the track had a verse from Jay Rock. And now .Paak is releasing a star-studded new "Lockdown" remix … More »
Tags: Music, Jay Rock, Anderson Paak, Noname, J.i.d


Stream The New Blink-182 Dude Ranch Tribute Comp Feat. Joyce Manor, Adult Mom, Lisa Prank, & More

Today is, randomly, a huge day for Blink-182. The pop-punk veterans released their own new single "Quarantine," and Christian Lee Hutson included their 1999 track "Going Away To College" on his new covers EP. And here's the real motherlode: a whole bunch of indie, punk, and emo acts have join forces … More »
Tags: Music, News, Blink-182, Joyce Manor, Adult Mom, Lisa Prank, Fat Tony, Rozwell Kid, Christian Lee Hutson, Retirement Party, Spirit Night


The Staves – “Nazareth”

It's been a while since we've heard from the great folk trio the Staves. In 2017, they released a collaborative album with yMusic; in 2018 they offered a Christmas song. But you'd have to go all the way back to 2015 and the group's beloved album If I Was -- More »
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Taylor Swift’s Bonus Track “The Lakes” Is Out

Two weeks ago, with less than a day's advance warning, Taylor Swift released her new album folklore. In announcing the album, Swift mentioned that it would have a bonus track called "The Lakes," which would only appear on the physical editions of the album. Since folklore came out digitally before any … More »
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Stream Komusō & Setsuko’s Blisteringly Intense New Split EP

According to the infinite font of wisdom that is Wikipedia, the Komusō were "a group of Japanese mendicant monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism who flourished during the Edo period of 1600–1868." Komusō, the band whose name invokes those monks, is a Tokyo combo whose sound ranges from creeping, tightly wound post-hardcore to … More »
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Stream Year Of The Knife’s Hellacious Debut Album Internal Incarceration

The young Delaware band Year Of The Knife make an absolutely brutal form of metallic hardcore. They play fast and ugly, bu they're not a basement band. Instead, YOTK's sound has the grand-scale ferocity of some of the best death metal. It's a truly satisfying form of pulverization. Today, we get to hear it in … More »
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Stream Krallice’s Surprise Album Mass Cathexis

For more than a decade, the New York band Krallice have combined forbidding, atmospheric black metal fury with experimental math-rock complexity. Most of the time, they've been wildly prolific. In 2017, for instance, Krallice released two albums -- Go Be Forgotten on their own, and Loüm in collaboration with Neurosis member … More »
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