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Fresh Sounds 19th November 2017

This week's selection of fresh sounds will make your head explode with all their tuney goodness...Oddnesse - I Used To Pillars - Two's A CrowdRobokid - Judge MeJoab Nevo - Delicatex (Bullet Hole) we two boys together clinging - soulShow More Summary

New York Philharmonic sheds a vice-president

< 1 minute agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Theodore Wiprud has announced he is leaving as head of education at the NY Phil after 13 years. ‘I’m going to wrap it up in early February, with our Young People’s Concerts for Schools about the Harlem Renaissance,’ he says. Safe to assume that Debora Borda has soemthing in mind more akin to the Los […]

New Sights To Delight Your Eyes - 19th November 2017

This week's selection of the best videos to make their way to Devil Towers are so good your eyes will reach out and grab them...Rhye - TasteAnamon - Fast CarLilikoy Mananas - Dangerous Calmambsace - Sons of the SnakeAniqo - World War 3The Three Five Sevens - Witch

Watch: Stravinsky wakes up someone in the audience

1 minute agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Firebird, this week, in Redding, California. Conductor, Scott Seaton.

The Simple Venture – Force of Habit

2 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : mp3hugger

Should really read ‘Force of Nature’ because this is all moody atmosphere before the blanket… Read the post The Simple Venture – Force of Habit

In Don Pasquale, a striking orchestra is replaced by solo piano

2 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Basque National Orchestra went on strike yesterday over various failings of its management. The timing was unfortunate, coinciding with the opening night of Don Pasquale at Bilbao Opera. Instead of cancelling the performance, the opera house engaged an American pianist, James Vaughan, to play the score in a performance conducted by Roberto Abbado. The orchestra […]

Watch: Crash, bash, instrument smashes at climax of Mahler’s 8th

2 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Here’s what happened this week when the Danish Radio Symphony played Mahler’s 8th symphony with Fabio Luisi. The DR techs have helpfully offered a slow-mo replay to show how the cymbal shatters towards the end of the first movement. Watch here.  

Aled Jones is off the BBC while a complaint is investigated

3 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The presenter has withdrawn from appearances on the BBC following  report in the Sun newspaper that an allegation had been made of ‘inappropriate messages and contact with a female member of staff’. The former boy star, 46, has apologised ‘for any upset caused.’ He denies any wrongdoing and continues to broadcast for Classic FM.  

Strange Sounds #13 (Tribute to Chris Cornell)

Tracklisting: 1. Temple of the Dog - Man of Golden Words (Mother Love Bone) / Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) (Live)2. Soundgarden - Birth Ritual3. Chris Cornell - Seasons4. Audioslave - Show Me How to Live5. Chris Cornell - I Am the Highway (Acoustic)6. Show More Summary

Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute to Inspirational Artists

27 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Music is Art

musicisart magazine Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute to Inspirational Artists Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute to Inspirational Artists For a band known for its brash, brazen ways, wild and crazy antics, and often eccentric attitude, Guns N’ Roses sure know how to pay tribute to recently passed musicians. Show More Summary

the maldives’ “blood relations”

29 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Captain's Dead

this maldives record came out in 05, i believe. its called ‘listen to the thunder’ and its fucking amazing. it was one of my favorite records from that year and i still listen to it quite often. this song, “blood relations,” holds quite a bit of emotional value to me. in other news, i just … Continue reading the maldives’ “blood relations”

In Memoriam: Mel Tillis (1932-2017)

31 minutes agoMusic / Country : Country Universe

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Mel Tillis has died. He was 85.

Emerald-Voice for the Silent

Metal On Metal Records2017Dutch heavy metal band Emerald, originally known as Warrior (under which name a four-song demo was released) and not to be confused with the handful of other Emeralds out there (both active and defunct), is a four-piece group that was initially active between 1984 and 1989. Show More Summary

Alice Glass Served Court Summons From Ethan Kath By Pretend Fan

34 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, three years after an acrimonious split from Ethan Kath, Alice Glass issued a statement accusing her former Crystal Castles bandmate of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. Kath denied the allegations and sued her for defamation, and according to Glass, someone pretending to be a fan served her a court summons after her solo…

Nick Cave Holds Press Conference About Playing Israel To “Take Stand” Against Boycotters

35 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a "principled stand" by performing in the country.

Watch Chance The Rapper Host SNL

35 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chance The Rapper hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time last night, but he got to show off some of his musical talent too. For his opening monologue, he sang an original Thanksgiving song about all of the weird family members that you have to spend time with, and later, he begged Barack Obama…

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, starting with 'Why Bob Dylan Matters'

Look for new books too by Barbara Taylor Bradford and Elizabeth Berg, and a middle-school title by Neil Patrick Harris.        

Eminem did a "Walk On Water" / "Stan" / "Love the Way You Lie" medley on SNL

Em brought out Skylar Grey for his first of two SNL performances this Saturday, which ended up being a medley of three songs including the classic "Stan." Continue reading…

Questlove and Common make cameos in SNL skit about Soundcloud rappers

Questlove and Common make cameos on a skit where old school rap group "Soul Crush Crew" (featuring host Chance the Rapper) are not to happy with Soundcloud rapper "Lil Doo Doo." Continue reading…

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