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Arcade Fire Receiving JUNO International Achievement Award

Arcade Fire's latest album, Everything Now, might have been near-universally disliked, but they're at the legacy arc in their career where they pick up accolades just for existing. At this year's JUNO Awards, the group will receive The JUNO International Achievement for the success they've managed on a global scale. (Past winners have included Bryan…

Fanny was not the other Mendelssohn

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week: I’m uncomfortable with the title of this release. Rather than being ‘the other Mendelssohn’, Fanny was the heart of the Mendelssohn family and a fine composer in her own right – despite patriarchal suppression by her father and angry resentment from her brother, Felix.  Fanny, married to a […]

Watch “Jimmy Kimmel”’s Parody of Drake’s “God’s Plan” Video

“The budget for this video was $100. I gave almost all of it away. Don’t tell Jimmy....”

Shorties (March's Best Books, Andrew Bird Covered the Mountain Goats, and more)

Signature previewed March's best new books. Andrew Bird covered the Mountain Goats' "Distant Stations." February's best eBook deals. The JC interviewed author Laura Lippman. Drowned in Sound reconsidered the Cure's Pornography album. eBook on sale for $2.99 today: The Radium...

Má vlast: Jiri Belohlavek's last recording with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana Má vlast; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek; DECCA Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2018 Star rating: 4.0 A treasurable memory of the late Jiri Belohlavek in peak form in Smetana This disc is the Czech Philharmonic...Show More Summary

Champyons - No Applause

Sounds like: North Downs, Khruangbin, The Cactus Channel Song: Champyons - No Applause What's so good? As the heavens open up on Cape Town for what feels like the first time in years, the earth soaks, and we continue to rotate on this floating mass called Earth. Show More Summary

Heather and Tony Mabe sign with 7flat Records

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Manchester Orchestra & Julien Baker – “Bad Things To Such Good People” (Pedro The Lion Cover)

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker have teamed up for a cover of Pedro The Lion's "Bad Things To Such Good People," off the David Bazan project's 2000 album Winners Never Quit. They recorded the song at Manchester Orchestra's studio in Atlanta. Proceeds from the track will benefit the 1 Million 4 Anna foundation. Their cover…

Towkio & SZA – “Morning View”

Chicagoan Towkio teamed up with SZA for a song on his new album WWW., which is out now. The rapper literally "dropped" the album from 100,000 feet earlier this week. How did he do it? He literally got into a helium balloon and then parachuted down with the LP in tow. That's dedication.

President Macron will appear in Peter and the Wolf

He has scheduled a  concert at the Elysée Palace next Thursday where he gets to recite the role of Peter. Or maybe the wolf. The concert will be attended by school children, sick children and Palace staff, we read.  

Jimmy Kimmel Parodies Drake’s “God’s Plan” Video

Lately, Jimmy Kimmel has been generating a lot of press for the ways that he's been taking on the Republican establishment, especially over their indefensible health-plan proposals. It's been an unexpected and heartening turn for Kimmel. But we should never forget that generating next-day viral videos is Kimmel's primary job, and he's just come up…

Adam Fischer gives humanity prize to George Soros

The  Tonhalle Düsseldorf has given this year’s human rights award to the controversial Hungarian-born investor George Soros. Music director Adam Fischer, likewise Hungarian born, said he wanted ‘to draw attention to the growing danger of xenophobia, racism and restrictions of freedom in Europe.’ The last comment appears to be aimed at certain central and east European […]

Phoebe Bridgers brought out Conor Oberst, covered Sheryl Crow at MHOW (pics, video)

Soccer Mommy, whose great Fat Possum debut is streaming now, opened the show. Phoebe and Soccer Mommy do it again at MHOW tonight. Continue reading…

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker release Pedro the Lion cover

Manchester Orchestra and Julien Baker put a unique spin on this Pedro the Lion song and they sound brilliant doing so. Proceeds will be donated to 1 Million 4 Anna. Continue reading…

Alice Glass – “Stillbirth (Zola Jesus Remix)”

Earlier this week, Zola Jesus shared the new track "Bound" and announced the impending release of her companion-piece album Okovi: Additions. She also announced that she and fellow world-destroying post-goth queen Alice Glass would head out on a co-headlining tour this spring. This is amazing news, since both are the sort of live performers who…

German Figure Skater Slammed For Performing To Schindler’s List Score

Social media erupted with criticisms when German figure skater Nicole Schott began performing to the Schindler's List score during her free skate performance at the Olympics on Thursday night. "Nicole Schott is a German woman skating to Schindler's List. that feels real fucked up #Olympics," one user wrote. "NO ONE SHOULD BE SKATING…

Kacey Musgraves – “Butterflies” & “Space Cowboy”

Cult-favorite pop-country star and late-breaking Vampire Weekend inspiration Kacey Musgraves teased her third album Golden Hour late last year, and we named it one of our most anticipated releases of 2018. Today Musgraves has officially announced the project -- her first since 2015's Pageant Material, not counting 2016's A Very Kacey Christmas -- and shared…

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