- 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.
- The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” Soundtracks First Justice League Trailer - July 23, 2016
The first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League movie arrived at San Diego’s Comic-Con today. The clip shows Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne recruiting Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash, (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fischer) for his new superhero team, and it’s soundtracked by the White Stripes’ “Icky Thump.” […]
- Lollapalooza Founder Perry Farrell: “I Hate EDM … I Sometimes Cringe At My Own Festival” - July 23, 2016
Perry Farrell started Lollapalooza in 1991 as a farewell tour for his Jane’s Addiction, but in the years since, it’s turned into one of the biggest and longest-running music festivals around. The fest is celebrating its 25th anniversary next week with Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, and J. Cole headlining, and a number […]
- 5 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Friday - July 23, 2016
For the past several years, Governors Ball has been New York’s sole big mainstream music festival. That changed earlier this year, with the announcement of Panorama — the Eastern outpost of Coachella, essentially. The news was met with some resistance, controversy, and interpretation, with some people (i.e., those behind Gov Ball) trying to position the […]
- Watch The Avalanches’ First Full-Band Reunion Show At Splendour In The Grass - July 23, 2016
Australian plunderphonics enigmas the Avalanches made their big comeback this summer with the highly anticipated Wildflower and a few live shows, but thanks to some pesky visa issues, all of those shows ended up being DJ sets instead of live band performances. Their set at Australia’s Splendour In The Grass festival last night was their […]
- Watch YG & Nipsey Hussle Perform “FDT” On The Nightly Show - July 23, 2016
Earlier this week, YG shared a Macklemore/G-Eazy remix of his Nipsey Hussle-featuring anti-Trump anthem “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump),” but last night, YG and Nipsey Hussle stopped by The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore to perform the vastly superior original version. Well, a slightly altered, TV-friendly alternative to the original version: “No Donald Trump.” Watch their […]
- Review: In ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ a Monster Made, Not Born - July 21, 2016
The movie, set in France just after World War I, follows a boy with problems and delivers a sense of foreboding.
- Review: Warm Burst of Romantic Bliss in ‘Summertime’ - July 21, 2016
A film about the struggle for sexual freedom and women’s rights, and also about the power of region, class and custom in the lives of its characters.
- Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’: Mike Birbiglia’s Smart Comedy - July 21, 2016
The movie follows an improv troupe and its members, who can be both supportive and catty.
- Review: Avenging a Sister’s Death in ‘Fight Valley’ - July 21, 2016
A street-fighting crew from New Jersey called the Knock-Around Girls is the focus of this punch-drunk action drama.
- Review: In ‘Hillary’s America,’ Dinesh D’Souza Warns of a Plan to ‘Steal’ the Country - July 21, 2016
The conservative author’s film paints a forbidding portrait of Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats.
- Review: ‘The Seventh Fire’ Explores Drug Abuse on an Indian Reservation - July 21, 2016
A searing documentary that shows the bleak lives of two residents of Pine Point, an Ojibwe village in northern Minnesota.
- Review: All Aboard ‘Train to Busan’ for Zombie and Class Warfare - July 21, 2016
Yeon Sang-ho’s film, set on a South Korean bullet train, pits passengers against the spastic undead.
- Review: In ‘Quitters,’ a Teenager as Sinister as Iago - July 21, 2016
Noah Pritzker’s film stars Ben Konigsberg as a defiant son who moves out of his troubled family’s home and pursues an egotistic, amoral path.
- Review: ‘For a Few Bullets,’ an Antic Race Through Plot Contrivance - July 21, 2016
Set in China in 1940, the film depicts a pair of heroes trying to secure a rare treasure in manic chase scenes.
- Review: In ‘Lights Out’ an Invisible Friend Turns Malicious - July 21, 2016
The director David F. Sandberg extracts maximum frights from a simple concept: an entity that appears in the dark and vanishes in the light.
- Review: In ‘Hooligan Sparrow,’ a Chinese Activist’s Hair-Raising Defiance of the State - July 21, 2016
Nanfu Wang’s guerrilla-style documentary tracks Ye Haiyan’s struggle to win justice for sexually abused schoolgirls and others.
- Review: ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ and a Case of Uncertain Paternity - July 21, 2016
This mildly humorous Julian Branciforte film, fortified with veteran actors, centers on whether a photographer or his father is the parent of a young girl.
- Joe Perry returns to the stage after collapse - July 24, 2016
Joe Perry rejoins his Hollywood Vampire bandmates after stage collapse.
- Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter ‘reunion on the cards’ - July 24, 2016
Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter stayed close and insiders claim a reunion could be imminent after the pair both attended the same documentary screening.
- Sia lands My Little Pony role - July 24, 2016
Sia has been cast in the upcoming kids movie ‘My Little Pony’ as a character called Songbird Serenade.
- David Bowie rare rehearsal surfaces online - July 24, 2016
An audio file of David Bowie rehearsing for the 1995 ‘Outside’ tour has surfaced on Soundcloud.
- Pavarotti estate unhappy with Trump use of music - July 24, 2016
The family of the late Luciano Pavarotti are the latest in a long line music people wanting Donald Trump to stop associating himself with their music.
- Selena Gomez posts cryptic message after tearful stage appearance - July 24, 2016
Selena Gomez got teary-eyed on stage in Indonesia before singing Kill 'Em With Kindness.
- Ariana Grande's White House gig rejected after doughnut-licking furore - report - July 23, 2016
Ariana Grande was allegedly rejected from singing at the White House over confectionery scandal.
- Ciara: 'Future's defamatory comments cost me big bucks' - July 23, 2016
Ciara is refusing to let her ex Future off the hook after he bad-mouthed her.
- Hayley Williams is scared of over-sharing - July 23, 2016
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams still keeps some personal things to herself as "fuel".
- Miley Cyrus ‘cuts down on partying for Liam Hemsworth’ - July 23, 2016
Miley Cyrus reportedly now prefers to spend days out with beau Liam Hemsworth, rather than wild nights of partying.
- 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
- 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...
- Five Perfect '70s Albums - July 22, 2016
When I go on long drives in the summer, what do I grab for the car? Though I love jazz for serious listening, my CDs of choice on the road are often soul and disco albums from the 1970s. My... Related Stories Videos: Five Soul Ballads
- More Bird With Strings - July 21, 2016
In the wake of my post on the lost string arrangements for Charlie Parker (go here), I was curious about how these scores wound up in the hands of alto saxophonist Clark Gibson and the orchestra he assembled in 2015... Related Stories Lost Bird With Strings Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird Charlie Parker: Old Folks
- 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.
- Turns Out, Fighting Fat Shaming And Racist Trolls Is Also A Ghostbuster's Job - July 22, 2016
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.
- 'Star Trek Beyond' Is An Unapologetically Wild Ride, Steeped In Human Drama - July 22, 2016
The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.
- Bigger Budgets Boost 'Star Trek: Beyond,' But Small Screens Might Work Better - July 22, 2016
Chris Klimek says the fancy effects and swooping camera work of the new Star Trek film are fun to watch, but the story's civilization-seeking imperatives might still be better served by TV.
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