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Gnarwhallaby in Concert at Boston Court Pasadena

16 hours agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

The friendly confines of Boston Court in Pasadena was the venue for a concert by Los Angeles-based gnarwhallaby on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The quartet appeared complete with their trademark rock-solid playing and black jumpsuits for the performance of six pieces by European and American composers of new music. The concert opened with Euphorium (1995-96) […]

Experimental Sound Practices Concert at Cal Arts

16 hours agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

On Friday October 3, 2014 Cal Arts opened the WaveCave, a new experimental sound installation space and hosted a reunion concert by alumni on campus at the Roy O. Disney Music Hall. The WaveCave occupies a room just off the lobby of the concert hall and is intended to be a permanent venue for sound […]

VIDEO: Kyle Rapps & Hefna Gwap featuring Aaron Cohen’s “Searchin”

Kyle Rapps and Hefna Gwap merge for their European Tic Tacs projects and they’ve now made a video for one of its songs, which features Seattle’s own Aaron Cohen. The press release states “Searchin'” “borrows a slick sample of Roy Ayers’ hit of the same title, as originally featured on the ’71 release off his […]

ETHEL Celebrates 10 Years of Grand Canyon Residency

16 hours agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

  For the past decade, the nationally acclaimed string quartet ETHEL has served as the Ensemble-in-Residence of the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP). To date, ETHEL’s residency has impacted...Show More Summary

DJ OP & Styles P ft. Snyp Life, Sauce Money, Fred The Godson, Dave East & Mysonne – 6 Shooter

16 hours agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

DJ OP puts together an even 6-pack of Big Apple beasts for “6 Shooter”, a new leak from his upcoming mixtape with Styles P, The Ghost & Da Drunk. Previously: Styles P – White Niggaz

Outside of music — On the role of the audience

16 hours agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

[Editor’s note: Samuel Vriezen is a brilliant Dutch composer, performer, poet, polymath… oh, let’s just say the list goes on. I’ve known Samuel — online, at least — for the better part of 15 years now, following his artistic and aesthetic progression, getting into stimulating conversations and sharp smack-downs along the way. Just the other day Samuel […]

Young Scooter – Free Guwop

16 hours agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Young Scooter reps for Gucci Mane on his latest release “Free Guwop”. Previously: Trav ft. Young Scooter – Right Away (Video)

7 Free Maschine Expansions With Every Studio / Maschine / Mikro

16 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

Tis' the season and Native Instruments has announced a special holiday deal. For a limited time only (until Dec 31st), buy Maschine MK2, Maschine Studio, or Maschine Mikro MK2 and get seven Maschine Expansions free – tailor-made production kits for contemporary and vintage sounds, worth almost $350!

Kid President Encourages America To #BookItForward With The Cast Of ‘Annie’

KidPresidentisoneofmyfavoritelittlehomies.He’sastraightshooter.He’sacomedian.He’smadeBeyonceblush andtalkedshopwiththeotherPresident(Obama).AndcomeFebruary,he’llbeapublishedauthortoboot.Beforethen,however,K.P.stepsbackintothefamiliarroleofinterviewerwherehetossesseveralquestionsbythecastofAnniewithCameronDiaz,JamieFoxx,RoseByrne,QuvenzhaneWallie,andBobbyCannavale.

SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The drunk driving crash that left four people dead and almost two dozen injured at this year’s South By Southwest is now being brought to court. The Associated Press reports that seven lawsuits have been filed against the organizations who put together the festival, accusing them of serious safety lapses that led to Rashad Owens [...]

SOME STUFFS: Vault recording from En Nihil is released for first time

Dead Frequency (Danver State Recordings) is an album by En Nihil that was meant to be released five years ago as a way to show the return of his explosive audio destruction, but the project was put to the side and left along. It was then decided to release it in 2014, so here it […]

Watch A Promo For Snoop Dogg’s New Football Dad Series On ESPN

16 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next month Snoop Dogg will star in a five-part series about Bishop Gorman High School’s football team entitled Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream. Snoop’s son, Cordell Broadus, is the hot-shot receiver at the Nevada school and is in the process of being recruited by some big-time college football programs. Football aside, the best part [...]

Short Dawg ft. Ab-Soul – Addiction

16 hours agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Drank Sinatra & The Scripts coming soon. Previously: Short Dawg ft. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – 10 Pints

FREE DL: Dekonstruktor’s “Fuck Life We Go Further” (EP)

Fuck Life We Go Further by Dekonstruktor The Moon Mistress were a band from Moscow, Idaho and had made a good amount of music but decided to give it a rest. They returned this year with a new name, and they’re not called Dekonstruktor. They have a new 4-song EP called Fuck Life We Go […]

RECORD CRACK: Australian heavy metal on wax, courtesy of Dracula

Black Wings Over Transylvania by Dracula If you are wanting to hear some brand new heavy metal that sounds like the music that made the music in the 80’s so great, you’ll have to point the finger at Australia to find some. Here is one band that is sure to satisfy and they’re called Dracula, […]

SOME STUFFS: Kia Rap Princess brings Milwaukee hip-hop to you

Kia not only feels she is a rap princess, she even makes it part of her moniker so… please welcome Kid Rap Princess. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin has made a small number of street albums and have come out with a few music videos but she is hoping she will break out in 2015 and be […]

Wale – Miracle On U Street

17 hours agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

After his releasing a trailer to his upcoming project, Festivus, Wale drops off “Miracle On U Street.” The Tone P-laced track will not appear on the new mixtape. Hear it down below. Previously: Video: Wale – The Followers

AUDIO: Meaxic’s “Attitude”

Meaxic are a heavy metal band who have been getting some airplay for songs from their demo but this year, they’ve been hard at work on their debut album. It’s finished now and will be out early next year, and you can hear the first single from it called “Attitude”. If you’re someone who loves […]

Breathing Slowly

For your humble writer, one of the overriding themes this year is the lack of dancing.  The lack of opportunity surely plays a large part in this but so to does the lack of moments, with headphones on, where every cell in your body does a little step to the side in glorious unison to […]

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