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The former DJ who picks the music for “the Leftovers”—from Wu-Tang to Christian rock – Quartz

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

There are two places in the world where you can hear the Wu-Tang Clan, 1970s Christian folk music, and the theme song to Perfect Strangers all in the span of one hour. The first is an especially weird edition of Spotify Discovery Weekly. The other is on The Leftovers, the critically acclaimed HBO series that features the boldest and most diverse musical stylings on television. And the curator of that…

Republicans sound alarm on Trump’s troubles ahead of 2018 – Politico

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast — or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. With the party preparing to defend its congressional majorities in next year’s midterms, senior Republicans are expressing early concern about Trump’s lack of legislative accomplishments, his record-low approval ratings, and the overall dysfunction that’s gripped his administration. Story Continued Below The stumbles have drawn the attention of everyone from GOP…

Fun outshines a scorching sun at Coachella music fest’s second weekend – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Despite a brutal heat wave that drove many into air-conditioned dance tents and a few others to medical tents with heat exhaustion, the second weekend of the annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded with hundreds of thousands of revelers none the worse for wear. Give or take. Coachella marks the unofficial beginning of the American concert season, and promoter Goldenvoice further solidified its status this year by expanding its…

New Music: Frank Ocean feat. Travis Scott – ‘Lens V2′ – Rap-Up.com

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

After dropping “Chanel” and “Biking,” Frank Ocean unleashes two version of “Lens,” a new song premiered through blonded Radio. The first is a solo edition, while the second is a Travis Scott-assisted remix. Over a soothing beat, an Auto-Tuned Frank harmonizes about Mariah Carey, Rally’s, and freeways, before touching on his partner’s timeless qualities. “Fake flowers, no water needed,” sings Ocean. “Real life drowned by the weekend / No wins,…

Hijabi Artist Channels Beyoncé For Debut Of Her ‘Resistance Music’ And Video – KCBX

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Mona Haydar is a Syrian-American artist from Flint, Mich. She wears a hijab with pride. She’s been a performance poet for 13 years, writing about love, trauma, loss and joy. Earlier this month, she did something different. She released her first rap song, “Hijabi,” along with an accompanying video. In just a few days, the music video went viral, with more than 1 million views on Facebook. Produced by Tunde…

MHS alumni reflect on music programs | Local News | meridianstar … – Meridian Star

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The Meridian Star asked Facebook users to reflect on the effect The Meridian Public School District’s music program had on their lives. What follows are a few of their responses. Bob Rice, 1974 graduate: I was in the band program during all of my high school years, and played in the marching band, symphonic band, and jazz bands. The discipline I learned for studying and keeping…

Frank Ocean Debuts New Music, Including a Travis Scott Remix – BET

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

During last night’s episode (April 22) Ocean previewed his second new song of the month, surprising fans with the previously unannounced material. The track, “Lens,” arrived in two forms; both as an original version and a remix version featuring Travis Scott. Ocean previously debuted his new song, “Biking” featuring Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator, during an episode of his radio show earlier this month. As fans celebrate the singer for releasing his music…

Vinyl Takes Video Game Music Appreciation To New Levels – Kotaku

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

iam8bit’s BIT.TRIP record. Image credit: Gramovox. Vinyl’s not just a fad, it’s a fundamentally unique way of interacting with music and art. So it makes sense that fans of the medium would want to re-introduce video games to the wonderful world of spinning records that preceded them. Advertisement Take Rez for example. Released in 2001, it was one of the first games to utilize music not just as the background…

MHS alumni reflect on music programs – Meridian Star

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Meridian Star asked Facebook users to reflect on the effect The Meridian Public School District’s music program had on their lives. What follows are a few of their responses. Bob Rice, 1974 graduate: I was in the band program during all of my high school years, and played in the marching band, symphonic band, and jazz bands. The discipline I learned for studying and keeping…

Technology is a boon and bane for music in digital era. Here’s why. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

For better and worse, music is here, there and virtually everywhere. Thanks to the digital revolution and countless new apps, there has never before been more music available, via more platforms, to more people. The resulting explosion of options has irrevocably changed the way we make, access, digest and even think about music. Those options range from Mp3 players, iPods, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other downloading and streaming formats to…

Neil Young’s high-quality streaming music service will be called Xstream – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Neil Young’s high-fidelity audio project Pono is undergoing a new change. In a post to Pono’s Community site, the singer informed users that after the company shut down its music store last summer, it will become a high-quality streaming audio service. The new service will be called Xstream, and comes after Pono has struggled to relaunch its music store after its supplier shut down last year, and to find an…

Music and Miracles Superfest 2017: See who we spotted at Jordan-Hare Stadium – AL.com

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Country music lovers gathered at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday to enjoy performances from Blake Shelton and more during the 2017 the Music and Miracles Superfest. The second annual Music and Miracles Superfest, which benefits the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, will also include performances from superstars Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini as well as southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and newcomer David Ray. Last year’s Music and Miracles Superfest attracted more…

Neil Young’s high-quality streaming music service will be called Xstream – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Neil Young’s high-fidelity audio project Pono is undergoing a new change. In a post to Pono’s Community site, the singer informed users that after the company shut down its music store last summer, it will become a high-quality streaming audio service. The new service will be called Xstream, and comes after Pono has struggled to relaunch its music store after its supplier shut down last year, and to find an…

Technology is a boon and bane for music in digital era. Here’s why. – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

For better and worse, music is here, there and virtually everywhere. Thanks to the digital revolution and countless new apps, there has never before been more music available, via more platforms, to more people. The resulting explosion of options has irrevocably changed the way we make, access, digest and even think about music. Those options range from Mp3 players, iPods, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other downloading and streaming formats to…

Tradition vs. recent hits: Ranking the best country music albums of all time – STLtoday.com

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

#100. “5th Gear” by Brad Paisley Album Score: 68.92 Release year: 2007 Album type: Studio album Genre: Rock, country, country rock #99. “Hero” by Maren Morris Album Score: 69 Release year: 2016 Album type: Studio album Genre: Country, pop #98. “All About Tonight” by Blake Shelton Album Score: 69.44 Release year: 2010 Album type: Studio EP Genre: Country #97. “Time Well Wasted” by Brad Paisley Album Score: 69.55 Release year:…

Neil Young’s high-quality streaming music service will be called Xstream – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Neil Young’s high-fidelity audio project Pono is undergoing a new change. In a post to Pono’s Community site, the singer informed users that after the company shut down its music store last summer, it will become a high-quality streaming audio service. The new service will be called Xstream, and comes after Pono has struggled to relaunch its music store after its supplier shut down last year, and to find an…

California Sounds: New regional music from Kamasi Washington, Tara Jane O’Neil, Pinky Pinky, the Cairo Gang and … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Kamasi Washington, “Truth” (Young Turks). A gentle breeze that develops into a hurricane-like crescendo, this 14-minute song is the saxophonist and composer’s first new work since his 2015 breakout album, “The Epic.” “Truth” is taken from the forthcoming “Harmony of Difference,” a six-track EP that premiered, along with a video directed by A.G. Rojas, as part of the Whitney Biennial in New York. The work is Washington’s first for his…

Elderbrook reveals the formula behind his tender multi-instrumental electronic music – AOL

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hey x A post shared by ELDERBROOK (@_elderbrook) on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:30am PDT Calling Elderbrook just an electronic artist would undermine his many talents as a producer, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Born Alexander Kotz, Elderbrook’s musical influences range from country to soul. Yet, the tender, crooning vocals over dark, ambient instrumentals emote a feeling unique to Elderbrook’s music. The London-based musician’s ups his textured vocals on danceable house…

SEE: Springsteen surprise at the Asbury Park Music and Film Fest – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The world premiere of Just Before The Dawn drew the crowd in, Bruce kept them there. Brian Johnston Buy Photo Stevie Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen share a mic and Southside Johnny sings at the Upstage Jam, Friday, April 21 at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival at the city’s Paramount Theatre.(Photo: Doug Hood)Buy Photo ASBURY PARK – A Springsteen surprise rocked the Asbury…

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