- Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul - July 18, 2016
When Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings unveiled 100 Days, 100 Nights in 2007, the album’s success, critically and commercially, ignited an explosion in retro... The post Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 15 - July 15, 2016
PJ, Rare Much like contemporaries such as Kehlani and Jhene Aiko, Paris Jones writes about her life in realistic and plainspoken terms. As she... The post The Best New Releases: July 15 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- We Are Napster - July 14, 2016
UPDATED: Rhapsody is now Napster. We’re the same great service you love – all of your playlists, favorites, albums and artists have not changed.... The post We Are Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 8 - July 9, 2016
Switchfoot, Where the Light Shines Through On their first full-length for Vanguard, San Diego’s Switchfoot dive deeper into the sun-kissed melodies and dreamy beach... The post The Best New Releases: July 8 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe - June 27, 2016
Behind the Technicolor masks worn by Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Periera. The tropical sonic warriors bridge... The post Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Matt Kivel – “Things To Come” & “Indigo” - July 26, 2016
Back in February, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Matt Kivel released Janus, his Alasdair Roberts-produced third full-length. There were, however, a few tracks that didn’t make the LP’s final cut, and today, we’re premiering two of them. The gently cascading “Things To Come” is “a song of loss and memory, or, the absence of memory,” Kivel says. […]
- Lana Del Rey – “Super Movie” - July 26, 2016
Lana Del Rey has a ton of demos and unreleased songs floating around on the internet, as most pop stars do, and recently a previously unheard one called “Super Movie” has surfaced. As Idolator points out, fans are speculating that this one was recorded sometime during the Honeymoon sessions, though it also contains similar lyrics […]
- Into It. Over It. – “No EQ” Video - July 26, 2016
Into It. Over It. dropped the stellar Standards a little over four months ago and proved they’ll continue commanding attention now that the hype storm surrounding the emo revival has dissipated. The first visual we receive from that project is for the standout track “No EQ.” The DimeStore Films-directed clip features an Evan Weiss costume […]
- Douglas Dare – “Doublethink” - July 26, 2016
Douglas Dare is a London-based musician with a captivating voice and big ideas. His upcoming album Aforger explores the boundary between reality and fiction; as Dare himself explains, “The album title plays with the idea of a forger — someone creating imitations or copies, and reimagines them as the creator of something that’s no longer […]
- Noble Oak – “Careless” - July 26, 2016
Toronto-based producer, singer, and songwriter Patrick Fiore is Noble Oak. He makes sweeping, expansive backdrops and floats his gauzy tenor over them beautifully. His latest single is “Careless.” Sustained synths open, before a slick syncopated drum pattern, shimmering sweeps, intricate percussion and classical piano chords come in to envelope Fiore’s voice. He sings in pretty, […]
- Famed Oak Tree From ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Is Toppled by Heavy Winds - July 25, 2016
The tree was one of the enduring symbols from the 1994 prison-escape film and attracted thousands of visitors each year to Lucas, Ohio.
- Marni Nixon, the Singing Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86 - July 25, 2016
Ms. Nixon was the ghost singer for actresses in many of Hollywood’s most famous musicals, from “The King and I” to “West Side Story” to “My Fair Lady.”
- Comic-Con Fans Find Diversity With ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ - July 24, 2016
The convention, which attracts roughly 140,000 people to downtown San Diego every July, also introduced a new trailer for “Wonder Woman.”
- ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Wins the Domestic Box Office - July 24, 2016
The film took in about $59.6 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, a solid debut for one of Hollywood’s most timeworn franchises.
- A Hollywood Start-Up Sees New Life in Dead Movie Scripts - July 23, 2016
With the coming release of “Coin Heist,” Adaptive Studios will test its idea of turning neglected Hollywood scripts into books and movies.
- In a Gleeful Twist at a Horror Film Screening, ‘Blair Witch’ Is Revived - July 23, 2016
After a secretive two-year development and production process and a fake marketing campaign for a nonexistent film called “The Woods,” a new “Blair Witch” sequel was unveiled.
- Movie Listings for July 22-28 - July 23, 2016
A guide to movies playing at theaters in the New York City area, as well as select festivals and film series.
- Review: ‘Looking: The Movie’ Finds Change (and Angst) Are Constant - July 22, 2016
The film, on HBO, is a delayed finale for a show that ran two seasons.
- Comic-Con Makes a Fashion Statement - July 22, 2016
A dress made from Legos and another made from recycled trash inspired by “Wall-E” were just some of the designs modeled on the Her Universe runway.
- What I Love: A Big Life in a Tiny Home - July 22, 2016
How the actress Linda Emond made the most of her 200-square-foot studio on the Upper East Side.
- Night Out: Keegan-Michael Key and Mike Birbiglia Take Pizza and Obama Imitations Seriously - July 22, 2016
The comedians and stars of the new film “Don’t Think Twice” take in some improv ... then some calories.
- James Schamus, a Hollywood Honcho, Takes on Directing - July 22, 2016
Mr. Schamus, who ran Focus Features for years, is trying his hand at directing with “Indignation,” an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel.
- Selena Gomez and Rihanna to headline Global Citizen Festival - July 26, 2016
Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Kendrick Lamar are among the stars who will perform at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival, it has been announced.
- Lenny Kravitz: 'Guns N' Roses are really chilled these days' - July 26, 2016
Lenny Kravitz has revealed that his friend Bill Clinton used to come and visit him backstage at shows and play the saxophone.
- Simon Cowell hints he's unimpressed with Liam Payne's solo deal - July 26, 2016
Simon Cowell has gushed over how "amazing" Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles are, but seemed to forget Liam Payne.
- LeAnn Rimes: 'Frenzy over affair destroyed my confidence' - July 26, 2016
LeAnn Rimes has finally regained her confidence after the backlash over her affair with Eddie Cibrian.
- Christina Grimmie to release four new videos after tragic death - July 26, 2016
Christina Grimmie is to posthumously release four new music videos, which she shot back in February (16) before her tragic death in June.
- Fan arrested after grazing Justin Timberlake's neck - July 26, 2016
Things got a little too close for comfort for the singer
- Demi Lovato campaigns for mental health reform at DNC - July 26, 2016
Demi Lovato helps kick off Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton
- The most iconic fashion in music history - July 26, 2016
Music tends never to be just about the music. So much goes into creating the profile behind an artist that there ends up being so much more
- Dr. Dre handcuffed by police during alleged road rage incident - July 26, 2016
The rapper experienced some serious drama in his driveway.
- Sharon Osbourne: 'Ozzy is a dirty dog' - July 25, 2016
Ozzy Osbourne wants to give his side of the couple's recent marriage breakdown story on Sharon's U.S. chat show
- Bruce Springsteen Joined on Stage with Bob Seger in Detroit, Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws - April 15, 2016
"We hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in Michigan," said Springsteen. read more
- Tribeca: Patti Smith Explains Why Acting "Is the Worst F—ing Job in the World" - April 14, 2016
During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'Onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!" read more
- TV's Most "Shazam-ed" Songs in March 2016 - April 14, 2016
Wonder what song that is still stuck in your head from last night's episode? These are the most Shazam-ed songs from TV in March.
- Kelly Clarkson Welcomes a Baby Boy - April 14, 2016
Remington Alexander Blackstock is here. read more
- Ruling Clears Way for Katy Perry to Buy Hilltop Convent - April 14, 2016
A judge determined that attempts by members of an order of elderly nuns to sell the property to an L.A. businesswoman were improper. read more
- Country Artists Condemn LGBT Laws, But Labels Remain Silent - April 14, 2016
Their silence underscores a divide between the creative class of artists who can use their platform to speak out and an industry that must be careful about taking a position. read more
- 'The Voice' Reveals Top 12 - April 14, 2016
The coaches could choose one of their bottom artists to advance. read more
- Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Anti-Gay Bill - April 13, 2016
The former Beatles' drummer joins Bruce Springsteen in canceling his upcoming show over the recent legislation. read more
- Ice Cube: "Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be" - April 13, 2016
"Rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be — that’s kind of been like the American dream," the rapper told Bloomberg about the presidential candidate's appeal. read more
- Big Ears Fest Closes With Xylophone and Air-Raid Siren-Assisted Experimental Piece - April 13, 2016
- Cher Says She's Now Torn Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - April 13, 2016
The singer tweeted that after a "marathon research" session she realized Bernie Sanders mirrors her own beliefs. read more
- Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court - April 13, 2016
The 2nd Circuit says it needs guidance on whether state law gives copyright holders performance rights. read more
- Woody Shaw: The Tour, Vol. 1 - July 26, 2016
Let's stick with 1976. Yesterday I posted about Dolo Coker's California Hard, a superb album recorded by the pianist for Xanadu in December of that year. Today, let's dig a newly released album by a working band formed by drummer...
- Dolo Coker: California Hard - July 25, 2016
Dolo Coker was an insider's jazz pianist. He'd pop up on albums here and there and was better known by his peers. Coker spent much of his career playing and recording as a sideman and didn't record his first leadership... Related Stories Blue Mitchell + Sonny Red: '66 Bill Evans: Some Other Time Larry Young: 1964-65
- Weekend Wax Bits - July 23, 2016
In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Walt Frazier for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The former New York Knicks champ talked about growing up in Atlanta and why he needed two parking...
- 'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86 - July 25, 2016
You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
- In Which We Learn Michael Caine's Other Name - July 25, 2016
Airport security personnel often recognize Sir Michael Caine, just not the name on his passport — Maurice Micklewhite, his birth name. Tired of the confusion, he has legally adopted his stage name.
- 'Lights Out': A Scary Swedish Short Spawns A Summer Hit - July 24, 2016
A self-taught filmmaker and his wife made the terrifying film in just one evening, using IKEA lights and a homemade dolly. The 2 1/2 minute short has now been adapted for the big screen.
- At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight - July 24, 2016
As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.
- Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction - July 23, 2016
Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
- MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment - July 23, 2016
Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.
- How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond - July 23, 2016
Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.
- 'Star Trek Beyond' Director Recalls Classic Show's 'Sense Of Family' - July 22, 2016
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to director Justin Lin about leading the third installment of the Star Trek reboot, directing popular movie series, and the growing importance of international movie markets.
- What Happens When You Ask Celebrities What They're Wearing ... In Klingon? - July 22, 2016
Glen Weldon was with NPR's Nina Gregory when she asked some of the stars of the new film on the red carpet a standard question in a non-standard way.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Ghostbusters' And 'Mr. Robot' - July 22, 2016
On this week's show, we bust some ghosts — well, we don't, but we watch those who do — and we address the beginning of the second season of USA's Emmy-nominated conspiracy thriller.
Monthly Archives: April 2009
Do you remember the Simon game? I remember having one as a kid and it was a lot of fun. It was basically a memory game using colors and sounds. The key objective was to remember all the sounds that corresponded to the color (or vise versa). The more sounds/colors, the harder it becomes. Try the new hand Simon Hand Held