Posts tagged "music"

Fresh Out The Box: Justin Bieber’s Latest, The Weeknd’s Finest & Alessia Cara’s Cute Debut

A semi-regular exploration into the “New Release” tab on your music streaming platform of choice.

Megan Reynolds / August 28, 2015

Listen Now: “Hell You Talmbout” Is A New American Protest Anthem

Stop what you’re doing. Press pause on whatever the hell is going on around you, and then press the play button above. Janelle Monáe and the entire roster of talent from her Wondaland Records label —  Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty and George 2.0 — have released the protest anthem the Black Live…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2015

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour Is A Celebration Of Boss Women

Nicki Minaj is approaching the peak of of her powers. She is a 32-year-old woman, finally flexing, knowing that she can. If she falls, it won’t hurt – but trust me, she won’t. She’s in control, and it looks incredible and sounds even better. Her show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn last night proved a…

Megan Reynolds / July 27, 2015

Sinead O’Connor Calls Kim Kardashian A Cunt & Declares That Music Is Dead

Sinead O’Connor is an incredible singer and a bad ass who once incurred public ire by ripping up a photo of the Pope on live television in protest of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. She is also basically the mean old lady who lives down the street who hollers about turning “that racket down!&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

Alessia Cara Makes “Bad Blood” Tolerable, Listenable, Beautiful

Here’s a pocket of joy from an 18 year old wunderkind. …

Megan Reynolds / July 9, 2015

Listen To The “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Soundtrack Right Now

The soundtrack for the widely-acclaimed Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a stunning collection of old friends and new, gathering together to put their own spin on Nina Simone’s classic songs. NPR First Listen — the best way to listen to new music these days, honestly — has the soundtrack streaming until its release…

Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2015

Taylor Swift Denounces The New Apple Music Streaming Service

Taylor Swift thinks that Apple Music’s new streaming service at $9.99 a month – similar to a Netflix to music type of deal – is unfair to musicians.
Swift took to her Tumblr to write an “open letter” to Apple, admonishing them for this new business move. She thinks that the free trial period especially,…

Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

Hilary Duff Recorded An Acoustic Version Of “Tattoo” In Her Backyard

“Tattoo” is one of the more emotional songs on Hilary Duff’s new album Breathe In. Breathe Out., so she decided to take things up a notch by recording a stripped-down acoustic session in her own backyard, joined by a kickass guitarist who remains awkwardly nameless.
Last I heard, Hilary was living in Brooklyn, and if she still…

Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

That Rumored Kylie Jenner Album Is Really Happening!

Remember when the internet briefly theorized that Kylie Jenner was working on a rap single with Iggy Azalea and Tyga and she fervently denied it? Despair no more, because that single is real, as is an entire album to go along with it.
According to Us Weekly, Kylie’s secret album is being produced by Tyga, and…

Claire Hannum / June 12, 2015

Meet The Iraqi Cellist Who Plays At Baghdad Explosion Sites

Karim Wasfi, accomplished conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has begun sharing music outside concert hall walls – these days, he plays at the sites of explosions in his hometown of Baghdad. He told NPR’s Morning Edition that he does this as a form of resistance:
“This was an action respecting the souls and

Claire Hannum / June 8, 2015

It’s “Ode To Billie Joe” Day, So Let’s Hear It For Bobbie Gentry

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day…
This is, of course, the opening to Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode To Billie Joe” — and the first thing that popped into my head this morning when I woke up this morning and saw what day it was. The day Billie Joe McCallister jumped off the…

Robyn Pennacchia / June 3, 2015

This Lovely Video Offers A Tender Look At Life And Grief

Who knew a video about balls of yarn could be so emotional?

Claire Hannum / June 3, 2015

Here’s Original Voice Of Pocahontas Singing “Colors Of The Wind” In Different Styles

Actress Judy Kuhn has been nominated for four Tony awards, but her real claim to fame in millennials’ hearts is her stint as the singing voice of Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film. Kuhn is currently starring in the Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, but she took a break from her leading lady duties to…

Claire Hannum / May 29, 2015

Meet Damon C. Scott, The Subway Busker With A #1 Hit

If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the past few years, you probably recognize Damon C. Scott, whose viral vocals on the New York City subway have been uploaded to YouTube more times than anyone can count. He’s known for his stirring cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” but what most YouTube viewers don’t see…

Claire Hannum / May 26, 2015
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