Migos: Culture

Okay, just for a second—as a thought experiment—let’s treat Culture as the sophomore album from the Migos. In this reality, it marks a sharp improvement from the North Atlanta trio’s debut, 2015’s Yung Rich Nation, an album that showed a tremendous amount of technical dexterity, but stiffer writing and only half-formed pop instincts. The Migos are better now, we’d say. They really grew. In the real world, of course, Culture comes in a long, long line of hits, mixtapes, and one-offs. Since [Read Entire Story]

Paris Jackson Will Make Her Acting Debut As A Social Media Guru On Star

Paris Jackson, the 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, might be ready to step into the spotlight. She recently gave her first-ever in-depth interview, and now she's set to make her acting debut on an upcoming episode of Lee Daniels' girl group drama Star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson will play Rachel Wells, … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fifth Harmony Cancels NHL All-Star Game Performance

Courtney Daniels replaced Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the game. read more SOURCE: Music - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Jansport J: p h a r a o h

“I think a lot of us heard Donuts and made it our Bible.” Talking about his excellent new album p h a r a o h in an interview with Bandcamp, the California producer Jansport J (aka Justin Williams) was blunt about the beat tape’s most obvious influence. Since Dilla’s Donuts came out, a little more than a decade ago, it has stood as both monolith and lodestar at the base camp of the beat scene. Few producers have been able to escape its shadow or avoid the microsample-strewn path it lays out. P [Read Entire Story]

Live Review: Hamilton Leithauser at Tractor Tavern 1/21

photos by Matthew B. Thompson (view set) You know when Hamilton Leithauser is about to hit a key vocal line. Like Arjen Robben dropping his shoulder before shooting on goal or Michael Jordan sticking his tongue out before driving to the hoop, Leithauser pulls the mic away from his face, tightens his shoulders, and then nails it – whether its a borderline-spoken couplet or an extended belt – with ruthless precision. It’s not a surprise when he does – he’s been doing [Read Entire Story]

Striker Live at Complex in Glendale, CA

To everyone who skipped this show: you missed out Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

CEP: Drawing the Target Around the Arrow

Caroline Polachek—of the recently-disbanded synth-pop outfit Chairlift—has characterized her forays into sine-wave synth composition as a recuperative process, “an ear break from working on whatever I was working on.” Drawing the Target Around the Arrow, released under her initials, CEP, collects eighteen of these sparse instrumental tracks, recorded between 2012 and 2016. Polachek’s songwriting for Chairlift and solo projects like Ramona Lisa often skews dreamy and ornate, sometimes edging into [Read Entire Story]

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper announce tour

The Edgar Winter Band are opening on all dates. Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Father John Misty – “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” Video

Hey, another new Father John Misty song! FJM gave us his new album's obnoxious and enjoyable title track "Pure Comedy" last week, and now he's back with "Two Wildly Different Perspectives," a piano ballad about the perils of extreme polarization. It's less sarcastic than your average Josh Tillman joint, and it arrives with … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

On The Ground At No-Ban Protests Around The Country

We gathered across the country to send a message to the Trump administration — and to the world — that America must keep its arms open. SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Justin Bieber Gets Hit, Bounces Back in Celebrity Hockey Game

The singer responded with an empty-net goal and an assist as Team Gretzky beat Team Lemieux 5-3 in the 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout.read more SOURCE: Music - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Stream Boosegumps On The Way To Meet You EP

The songs on Boosegumps' On The Way To Meet You EP sound like they could be coming out of a music box that was cast aside and forgotten about in a dusty, cluttered basement. They're all centered around twinkly, forlorn chords and an enveloping sense of nostalgia and warmth, pulled together by Heeyoon's lovely voice. More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Drake Previews New Song, Teases More Life Release Date

During the first stop of his Boy Meets World tour in Amsterdam, Drake previewed a new song and teased the release date of his ‘More Life’ project SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Geoff Nicholls, Black Sabbath Keyboardist, Dies at 68

Nicholls joined Black Sabbath following the firing of Ozzy Osbourne in 1979. read more SOURCE: Music - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

In Stores Now 1/30

January ends on a bang as many long-awaited albums hit stores this past Friday. Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings return with their fourth LP, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “their most polished and measured set to date of punkish power-pop. Produced by John Goodmanson, the album combines a dynamic, full rock-band sound with emotive lyrics and bright pop hooks.” They’ll be LIVE on KEXP on Friday, February 17th at 1:00 PM PT, and KEXP presents them two nights at The [Read Entire Story]

Behold Barbarity Releases Brazen Anti-Semitic Tee Shirt

NSFW Continue reading… SOURCE: Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Max Richter: Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works

Two years ago, the choreographer Wayne McGregor premiered “Woolf Works,” a narrative dance piece based on three Virginia Woolf novels (Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and The Waves) at the Royal Opera House. He enlisted Max Richter to pen an original score for over two-hour, three-act affair. The production, by and large, was polarizing, eliciting high praise and violent rebuke. The New York Times singled out Richter’s score, which “frequently veer[ed] into cinematic manipulativeness.” It is hard not to [Read Entire Story]

FEiN ‘The Disco’

LA indie rock act FEiN releases the impressive new track The Disco. Having toured nationally, and performing at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, their track Grownupz has reached over 100k soundcloud streams while amassing 1 million Spotify plays. The dynamic duo are planning to release tracks every two weeks. feintheband@gmail.com SOURCE: Kings of A&R - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Besnard Lakes prep new 12″ (listen to "Laura Lee"), touring w/ The Life & Times

Montreal's great The Besnard Lakes will release a new 12" single, Are The Divine Wind, this Friday (2/3) which features two songs written at the same time as the ones that made up last year's A Coliseum Complex Museum but weren't used for the album... Continue reading… SOURCE: BrooklynVegan - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Molly Burch – “Wrong For You”

Molly Burch's trademark anachronistic sensibility doesn't betray the relevance of her finely crafted songwriting. While she's often touted as a descendant of Patsy Cline or Billie Holiday, she has more direct ties as a contemporary of Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten. Her songs are doused in rustic twang and pitter-patter percussion, seemingly resistant to … More » SOURCE: Stereogum - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Camila Cabello Crushed Her First TV Performance Since Leaving Fifth Harmony

Camila Cabello performed ‘Bad Things’ with Machine Gun Kelly on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ marking her first televised performance since leaving Fifth Harmony SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Harry Potter fans honor Mr. Ollivander following John Hurt’s death

Actually, if you think about it, it doesn’t seem curious at all. Hundreds of Harry Potter fans paid tribute to late actor John Hurt, who famously played master wandmaker Garrick Ollivander in the Potter film series, following the renowned thespian’s death last week at the age of 77. At Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks in both California and Florida, scores of fans raised their wands high for the actor outside Ollivander’s Wand Shop. Coincidentally compounding the [Read Entire Story]

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