- 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 Rhapsody Music News.
- 7 Albums to Rock Your Week - June 24, 2016
With all due respect to Mumford & Sons, it’s The Avett Brothers who deserve the bulk of the credit for returning folk rock to... The post 7 Albums to Rock Your Week appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 10 Reasons Why Laura Mvula Is Utterly Unique - June 22, 2016
In her native Britain, Laura Mvula is a bona fide star. In the United States, she’s the kind of secret discovery that fans love.... The post 10 Reasons Why Laura Mvula Is Utterly Unique appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Letlive: L.A. Soul Punks Rail for Justice - June 21, 2016
The recent unveiling of Prophets of Rage has been met with near universal excitement. It’s damn near impossible not to interpret this positive reaction... The post Letlive: L.A. Soul Punks Rail for Justice appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 13 Reasons You Should Listen to Jake Bugg - June 20, 2016
Four tumultuous years after his debut rocketed to No. 1 on the U.K. charts, the scruffy wunderkind from Nottingham may be older and wiser,... The post 13 Reasons You Should Listen to Jake Bugg appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Lena Dunham On Kanye’s “Famous” Video: “It Gives Me Such A Sickening Sense Of Dis-ease” - June 27, 2016
Over the weekend, Kanye West asked fans to shell out $25 to attend the LA premiere of the video The Life Of Pablo cut “Famous.” Livestreamed and available for the next week exclusively via Tidal, the video depicts West in bed with a naked Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Ray J, Kim […]
- Rae Sremmurd – “Do Yoga” - June 27, 2016
The ridiculously fun Mississippi rap duo Rae Sremmurd were supposed to release their new album SremmLife 2, the follow-up to last year’s hit-packed SremmLife, earlier this month. It didn’t happen. But the album, which has already yielded the single “Look Alive,” is coming in August. And now the duo has shared the new single “Do […]
- Mike Huckabee Paying $25K Settlement For Playing “Eye Of The Tiger” At Kim Davis Rally - June 27, 2016
Lately, we’ve seen a ton of stories about musicians asking politicians not to play certain songs at their rallies. We haven’t seen many about the politicians having to pay the musicians, but here’s one. Last year, when the Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis got out of jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex […]
- Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown For Getting Shot At His Party - June 27, 2016
Former Death Row Records label head turned homicidal, maniacal punchline Suge Knight was shot at a party at the 1 OAK nightclub hosted by Chris Brown in 2014. Knight was hit seven times, surviving gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest, and left forearm. Since then he’s mentioned complications from those injuries, including a blood clot, […]
- Tacocat – “I Live For The Sun” (The Sunrays Cover) - June 27, 2016
The joyously jittery Seattle punks Tacocat released their Lost Time album earlier this year, and they’ve also been cranking out covers lately. We’ve posted their versions of Katy Perry’s “Roar” and the Powerpuff Girls theme song. And now they’ve taken on “I Live For The Sun,” a Beach Boys soundalike that was a minor hit […]
- Op-Ed Columnist: White Savior, Rape and Romance? - June 27, 2016
The full brutality of slavery is strangely missing in a retelling of a Civil War story.
- Board Elections to the Motion Picture Academy Have Rare Sizzle - June 26, 2016
Diversity is among the issues being watched closely ahead of these contests for the governing body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- ‘Finding Dory’ Tops Domestic Box Office in Its Second Weekend - June 26, 2016
The No. 1 movie in North America was again “Finding Dory,” which took in about $73.2 million this weekend for a two-week domestic total of $286.6 million.
- Paul Cox, Independent Filmmaker Who Explored Postmodern Life, Dies at 76 - June 25, 2016
The Dutch-born Australian director was considered a father of Australian art cinema. He said he chose filmmaking not out of ambition, but because it was “pure compulsion.”
- George Lucas Abandons Plan to Build Art Museum in Chicago - June 24, 2016
The filmmaker George Lucas said he would move his narrative art museum to California after “seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot.”
- Review: In ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ the Fault Is Not in the Fireworks - June 24, 2016
All you really need to know about this sequel to the 1996 smash hit is that it took multiple men to cook up this pottage, which hinges on humanity battling aliens.
- ‘Life, Animated’ Shares a Family’s True Fairy Tale - June 24, 2016
The film adaptation of Ron Suskind’s book about his autistic son includes the animation that helped them communicate.
- New York Asian Film Festival Includes a Bit of Japanese Horror - June 24, 2016
“Creepy,” from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, has its premiere on June 29 in the wide-ranging festival, which runs through July 9.
- On DVD: In ‘The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T,’ Practice Makes Pandemonium - June 24, 2016
Dr. Seuss’s sole live-action effort, from 1953, was a one-of-a-kind movie in many ways. So is the 2015 stop-motion curiosity “Anomalisa.”
- Review: ‘Eat That Question,’ on Frank Zappa, the Media and Cultural Upheavals - June 24, 2016
A documentary about Zappa is rich in archival interviews that say worlds about this musician — who was well known but not well understood — and his times.
- Review: In ‘Breaking a Monster,’ a Plea to Play Heavy Metal - June 24, 2016
As three black seventh-graders from Brooklyn rise as potential music stars in this documentary, they must face much more than the music.
- Movie Listings for June 24-30 - June 23, 2016
- Ellie Goulding: 'Britain should follow Glastonbury festival's lead after Brexit result' - June 27, 2016
Ellie Goulding is hopeful the British public will pull together after the shock decision to leave the EU.
- Ray J: 'I don't want to be caught up in the craziness of Kanye West's new video' - June 27, 2016
The rappers publicly feuded in 2013.
- Elton John joined by Neil Tennant on Beats 1 - June 27, 2016
Don’t miss a very special Beats 1 show airing tomorrow Tuesday 29th June 3am BST and 2pm BST. To celebrate the 50th Episode of the Rocket Hour
- Good Charlotte announce additionL London dates - June 27, 2016
Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a handful of shows in the UK ahead of their performances
- John Lennon blood soaked shirt sells at auction for over $40,000 - June 27, 2016
A shirt spattered with the blood of late Beatles star John Lennon has sold at auction for £31,000 ($40,819) - smashing its estimate of £7,000 ($9,216)
- Guy Garvey demands change in refuge policy - June 27, 2016
Guy Garvey’s Meltdown festival was an overwhelming success this year (10-19 June) with nine packed concerts, seven standing ovations
- Mark Ronson: 'Lily Allen's new material is heartbreaking' - June 27, 2016
Lily Allen has been using her heartbreak following her alleged split from husband Sam Cooper to inspire her new album, producer Mark Ronson has revealed.
- Justin Timberlake faces backlash for BET Awards comment - June 27, 2016
Justin Timberlake received backlash for writing he was "inspired" by Jesse Williams'' speech.
- 50 Cent pays fine for cursing during show - June 27, 2016
50 Cent is back in the U.S. following his arrest for using profanity in public in St. Kitts.
- Beyonce takes home four gongs at BET Awards - June 27, 2016
Beyonce and Drake were among the big winners at the BET Awards on Sunday night (26Jun16).
- Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain" - June 7, 2016
Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain"
- Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life" - June 1, 2016
Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life"
- Rock Hall POV: Rock & Roll's Greatest Moment - May 24, 2016
Rock Hall POV: Rock & Roll's Greatest Moment
- Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'" - May 24, 2016
Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
- Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political - May 19, 2016
Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political
- Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky" - May 19, 2016
Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"
- Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba - May 19, 2016
Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba
- David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify - May 19, 2016
David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify
- Celebrating the Intersection of Rock & Politics - May 19, 2016
Celebrating the Intersection of Rock & Politics
- Rock Hall POV: Director of Collections Jun Francisco - May 3, 2016
Rock Hall POV: Director of Collections Jun Francisco
- Your Family Values Are Destroying Rock & Roll - April 28, 2016
Your Family Values Are Destroying Rock & Roll
- The Genius of Michael Jackson - April 18, 2016
The Genius of Michael Jackson
- 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
- John Coltrane: Speak Low - June 27, 2016
As far as I can tell, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane recorded Speak Low only once in the studio, during Sonny Clark's Sonny's Crib album session for Blue Note on Sept. 1, 1957. What's notable about the recording session is that... Related Stories John Coltrane: Blue Train Red Garland: Halleloo-Y'-All 9 Box Sets You Deserve
- Weekend Wax Bits - June 25, 2016
In the Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed John Mellencamp for my "Anatomy of a Song" column in the Arena section on Small Town, John's hit from 1985 (go here). John is one of the founders of a form...
- Stanley Cooper (1925-2016) - June 24, 2016
Stan Cooper, a long-time JazzWax reader who in the 1950s was a music publishing executive who brought Learnin' the Blues to the attention of Frank Sinatra, died in Jupiter, Fla., early yesterday morning. He was 91. [Photo of Stan Cooper... Related Stories Sinatra on TV: The DVDs 9 Box Sets You Deserve The Things We Did Last Summer
- A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film - June 27, 2016
Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
- Telling The Story Of A Confederate Deserter In 'Free State Of Jones' - June 25, 2016
During the Civil War, a Confederate deserter led a band of poor farmers and escaped slaves to defy the Confederacy in Mississippi. Writer and director Gary Ross talks about Free State of Jones.
- 'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse - June 24, 2016
The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
- 'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy - June 24, 2016
Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Finding Dory' And Great Voice Acting - June 24, 2016
This week's show finds us swimming around in Pixar's latest, and then we talk about the finer points of the voice acting we love the most. Plus: what's making us happy this week.
- Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry - June 24, 2016
The Kiwi actor/filmmaker uses humor to address painful situations in his films. His latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, follows a city kid trekking through the wilderness with his reluctant foster dad.
- Shark, Weak: 'The Shallows' Strands Blake Lively At Sea - June 23, 2016
A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.
- Vehicle Blamed For 'Star Trek' Actor's Death Was Subject Of Recall - June 21, 2016
Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Pavel Chekov, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He might have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
- HBO's 'Suited' And The Search For The Perfect Fit - June 20, 2016
A new documentary follows the clients of a custom suiting shop that works with clients who are transgender or gender-nonconforming.
- Actor Kevin Hart On Comedy, 'Central Intelligence' And Lessons From His Mom - June 18, 2016
Hart has drawn enormous crowds to his stand-up shows and comedy films. The actor/comic says he owes a lot to his mom. "She never let me start something without finishing it."
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