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Watch The Jesus Lizard Play First Show In 8 Years In Nashville

After an eight-year hiatus, the Jesus Lizard announced a tour to close out 2017. Last night, the band played the first date in Nashville, TN at the Cannery Ballroom, and fan-shot footage indicates that it was a wild time; David Yow crowd-surfed at one point. The band played "Puss," "Then Comes Dudley," "If You Had…

Morrissey Cancels Tomorrow’s KROQ Christmas Show

Morrissey has already cancelled two of his tour dates that were scheduled for this week -- in Philadelphia and Boston -- and an appearance on Colbert that was supposed to take place on Tuesday. Now, he's cancelled his appearance at this weekend's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. He was supposed to headline the second night…

Guided By Voices – “Space Gun”

Guided By Voices have already released two albums this year -- How Do You Spell Heaven and August By Cake -- and they've just announced a new one due out next year. Space Gun is coming in March, and GBV shared the title track. Listen and check out the tracklist below.

Maestro quits in Alan Gilbert huff

Thomas Hengelbrock, music director of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, says he’s leaving the job a year early in protest at the tremendous fuss made by the organisation over Alan Gilbert’s arrival. ‘It was extremely unpleasant of the NDR to announce my successor in a week when I had ten concerts to conduct,’ Hengelbrock complained to […]

Just in: Leipzig calls off Katharina Wagner

Tonight’s prize-winning press release: STATEMENT ZUR NEUEN TANNHÄUSER-INSZENIERUNG DER OPER LEIPZIG (PREMIERE: 17. MÄRZ 2018)   Aufgrund organisatorischer Schwierigkeiten war es leider nicht möglich, die Produktion Tannhäuser unter der Regie von Frau Professor Wagner zum angekündigten Zeitpunkt zu realisieren. Show More Summary

The Slatkins give $100,000 for Detroit young artists

Lovely gesture from a departing music director. Press release: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that its Music Director Leonard Slatkin and his wife, composer Cindy McTee, have committed $100,000 to the DSO’s endowment to showcase an emerging artist each season. Show More Summary

NY City Ballet chief ‘vehemently’ denies allegations

Peter Martins, artistic director of New York City Ballet has gone on leave of his own accord while the company looks into two anonymous allegations of sexual harassment that have been published by the NY Times and Washington Post. Here’s the restrained statement he sent internally to the company’s musicians: For the Orchestra: I know […]

Some Trouts are more pouty than others

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week: There are five trouts on the cover of DG’s new release and it’s clear from the photo that some are more pouty than others. Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) takes up the most space, reclining on a divan. Sitting on the bare floor is Daniel Trifonov (piano). In the dark […]

James Levine denies, accusers persist

The former music director of the Metropolitan Opera issued a denial through the New York Times on Thursday of allegations that he abused his power to seduce young men. Levine said: ‘As understandably troubling as the accusations noted in recent press accounts are, they are unfounded. As anyone who truly knows me will attest, I […]

Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Artemis' by Andy Weir

Spend your weekend reading 'Artemis' by Andy Weir. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.        

Miscellany: Salonen, Ojai, etc.

Photo by Adam Crane. Esa-Pekka Salonen, seen above on the Santa Monica beach in 2008, will be the subject of a Total Immersion program at the Barbican on Sunday. The day will culminate in BBC Symphony performances of Wing on...

Die Antwoord Clown Eminem Over 'Untouchable' Line [VIDEO]

Die Antwoord are blasting Eminem for mispronouncing their name. Continue reading…

Watch Chance The Rapper hilariously report the weather

The rapper tested out his meteorologist skills on 'WGN Morning News' in Chicago Friday.        

French Montana Accused of Stealing Beat for 'Lockjaw'

A Moroccan producer is suing French Montana over 'Lockjaw' beat. Continue reading…

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