Last week, Janelle Monáe finally announced that her first new album in five years would be called Dirty Computer and that it'd be coming out this year. And today, she's shared two songs from it -- "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane" -- alongside videos, which were respectively directed by Alan Ferguson and Andrew Donoho…
Sounds like: Capital Cities, Panic Is Perfect, PREP Song: WOWH - The Hits What's so good? Is this cookie-cutter indie pop/rock? Predictable and familiar? Yeah, I guess so. But my Lord does it hit all the notes just right. Based out of...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, Kanye West Song: Balkan Bump - Aymo (Ft. Talib Kweli) What's so good? My goodness, it's been nearly a decade since Talib Kweli last crossed my path. Which meant that when this song crossed my...Show More Summary
Self-Release/Independent2017Dawn Of 7th Sky is a post-hardcore/metal band from Aix-en-Provence (France). Fronted by lead vocalist Marika, Dawn Of 7th Sky released this single in the summer of 2017. Backed up by the menacing yet melodic...Show More Summary
This week's selection of the best videos to arrive on planet Devil are so good your eyes will send you a valentine...Elk Minister - Must Have Walked Into A DreamIdle Youth - Mauvais SangKlara Zubonja - We Have No ControlJump For Neon - To TokyoEt Tu Brucé - The Light
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Message from the Wagner scholar Barry Millington: In addition to the fourteen songs by Alma Mahler published in her lifetime, several dozen more – perhaps as many as one hundred – were written and have been lost or destroyed. One of those ‘lost’ songs, Einsamer Gang (Lonely Walk), has recently been discovered and will be […]
This is Barbara Hannigan at this week’s Victoires de la Musique. And the orchestra sings along, too.
The facts of the affair are incontestable, the letters available for public scrutiny. In 1924, a philosophy professor at the University of Marburg made love to the brightest student in his class. He was Martin Heidegger, 36 years old and married, on his way to becoming a force in his field. She was Hannah Arendt, […]
Spend your weekend reading 'Surprise Me,' the new novel by Sophie Kinsella. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.
The former principal bassoonist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has settled his case for unfair demotion. John Wetherill, 63, claimed in 2012 that the Indy and its Polish music director Krzysztof Urbanski were engaged in a strategy to ‘move out and replace’ senior players like himself with others much younger and cheaper. Wetherill was demoted to […]
Murray Perahia's recording of the Beethoven sonatas 'Hammerklavier' Op.106 and 'Moonlight' Op.27 No.2 is just out - sadly too late for my #hammerklavier roundup, but worth waiting for - and full of his extraordinary, empathetic musicianship. Show More Summary
I’m listening to Liza Ferschtman’s fine new recording on Challenge Classics of the violin concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. I cannot listening to it without the memory, unbidden, of the vicious reviews it received in New York, where the critic Irving Kolodin called it ‘more corn than gold’, an epithet that has stuck for seven […]
photo: Regina Brocke It’s not funny, it’s not provocative, it’s not even offensive. It’s from the Theaterhaus Stuttgart premiere of a work by the Israeli choreographer Nadav Zelner.
Pierre-Narcisse Guérin - Énée racontant à Didon les malheurs de la ville de Troie (from the Louvre) Stravinsky, Berlioz, Haydn, Purcell; Karen Cargill, Scottish Ensemble, Matthew Truscott; Kings Place Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb...Show More Summary
What's so good? These past few days have been absolutely crazy here in America. With the horrific events last week from Florida, it feels like culturally that there is a shift going on. I can only hope that this shift leads to some actual...Show More Summary
Sounds like: How To Dress Well, LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Collarbones Song: Oscar Key Sung - D.Y.T. What's so good? "D.Y.T." is the hypnotic new single from Australian modern R&B purveyor Oscar Key Sung. His first new release of the year,Show More Summary
Sounds like: Bonobo, Max Cooper, Four Tet, Shigeto What's so good? So I started this draft quite a while ago, and now I think it's about time to post it! Anatole's new single "Outgrown", featuring Tom Iansek (of Big Scary and No. 1 Dads), was...Show More Summary
What's so good? This week's fresh hip-hop playlist is headlined by the latest single from Post Malone. "Psycho" is the second official single from the controversial star and features a verse Ty Dolls $ign. While not as hard hitting as...Show More Summary
The Dandy Warhols, David Cross & Janeane Garofalo, Ssammi Lanzetta, Vieux Farka Toure, BOYSETSFIRE, and more Sunday show options. Continue reading…