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America’s youth orchestra is off to … Mexico

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, 115 young musicians, leaves today for a tour of three Latin American countries – Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico – working with young musicians in all three nations. Marin Alsop conducts. The NYO’s founder, Carnegie Hall chief Clive Gillinson says the orchestra will ‘serve as great […]

Bayreuth’s Meistersinger: It’s a Jewish problem

The first review is online. It’s by Shirley Apthorp in the FT and it lays Barrie Kosky’s production concept succinctly on the line: A caricature Jew, with hooked nose and evil grin, swells up to engulf the entire stage. Its hot air ballon head then deflates, until only the star of David skullcap can be […]

Watch Tyler, The Creator Discuss Representation in Cartoons At San Diego Comic Con

“How many fuckin’ black cartoon characters is it on TV right now? Name five.”

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Penguin

Penguin From: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England It's animal week on the Devil's blog this week, after Monday's feature on Phatrabbit today we're taking a more ornithological direction with Newcastle's mysterious Penguin (first featured on the blog back in April, Fresh Sounds 30th April 2017). Show More Summary

IBMA Honors Bluegrass Today

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Jay Electronica to Perform at Paid Dues Festival 2017

Jay Electronica will perform at this year's Paid Dues Festival in September. Continue reading…

2017 IBMA Award nominees announced

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Julie & The Wrong Guys (Eric's Trip / Cancer Bats) prep debut LP, share 1st single

Julie & The Wrong Guys are comprised of Julie Doiron (of '90s Canadian/Sub Pop band Eric's Trip, among other things), singer-songwriter Eamon McGrath, and the rhythm section of Toronto hardcore band Cancer Bats.... Continue reading…

Western Addiction made a video for "Honeycreeper," begin tour this week

"Honeycreeper" is off Tremulous, Western Addiction's first album in 12 years. Watch the grainy, black-and-white clip and catch them on tour with Night Birds this week... Continue reading…

Morrissey US Tour Dates Appear On Spotify

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

It looks like Morrissey is gearing up to announce a US tour. As Moz fan forum Morrissey-Solo points out, a number of unannounced tour dates have appeared in the official Spotify app for October and November. The last time Morrissey performed in the States was earlier this year on a string of dates that were…

Trae Tha Truth Hands Out 75 College Scholarships to Houston Students [VIDEO]

Trae Tha Truth is doing his part to help the young people in his hometown of Houston succeed. Continue reading…

? Listen: Le Makeup - “Sketch for Wheat Road”

All awash in the warmth of Le Makeup. Towards the sweltering world, Keisuke Iiri strides through golden fields. Winds flatten and swirl the grasses. Sunsets turn the whole sky pink, and scribbles of other pastels mark the horizon. Watercolors...Show More Summary

Hamilton Leithauser – “The Song With No Name”

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, the benefit compilation Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia was announced alongside a new track from Heems, and today Hamilton Leithauser has shared his contribution to the compilation, a cover of "The Song With No Name," originally recorded by Irish folk-punk group Shane MacGowan (of Pogues fame) And The Popes. "With so many real…

Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Arcade Fire have always made dance music. Consider "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)," the most crushingly heavy relic of the disco-punk era. Recall "Ready To Start," a propulsive rock song that never fails to get bodies moving. Behold the new wave glories of "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" and "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations." What do you think…

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