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Kanye’s Journey Through The Five Stages Of Grief And His Grand Return

KanyeWestmadehisreturntomusiconNewYear’sEve,oneofthemostfrenzieddaysoftheyear.Itmadeperfectsense,notbecausemanyascribedhimasanattention-whore,butbecausehistrackrecordshowsheperformsbestwhenthere’salittlechaos.AstheNewYear’sEveballpreparedtodrop,Kanyesurprisinglygaveusaeuphoric,piano-backedballad,ratherthananenergeticreturn.

Extended interview with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde; Playing Eddie’s January 11th

By Al Kaufman Concrete Blonde’s “Joey” is the type of song that, when it comes on the radio, people stop what they are doing and listen. If there is a group of people, and they happen to have a few beers in them, they try to hit all the high notes. Johnette Napolitano, lead singer […]

The Melodians Steel Orchestra makes English Magic

The Melodians at BBC Maida Vale in November 2014 to record their new CD ‘Melodians Magic’. Staying in Canterbury for a few days, we drove up to Margate to visit the Turner Contemporary for the first time and were delighted to find Jeremy Deller's English Magic there. Show More Summary

What’s Up Monday 12/29

It’s the last Monday of the year! Spend it the right way by checking out a live show in Atlanta tonight. Charlie Garrett, Hunter Morris, RRest @ 529 Get a free dose of indie, psychedelic rock at 529 in East Atlanta Village tonight! Donations accepted.   Railroad Earth @ Variety Playhouse Railroad Earth is a roots […]

This Version Of ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ Created On An iPad Does Not Need More Cow Bell

MostpeoplegodirectlytotheSaturdayNightLive“CowBell”sketchwhentheyhearBlueOysterCult’sclassic“(Don’tFear)TheReaper.”Hell,Ididwithmyimagechoicesandheadlineandsodidthemanbehindthisvideo.Butthesongisalotcoolerthanthesketchwouldletyoubelieve.

Toadcast #311 – Virgin of the Birds Toad Session

Virgin of the Birds Toad Session from Song, by Toad on Vimeo. Photos – Flickr Video – Vimeo – YouTube Session tracks - Soundcloud – zip download (right click – save as) Interview podcast – mp3 – iTunes – Mixcloud (playlist at bottom of page) Virgin of the Birds first started to become part of the Toad family when he played our first ever New Year’s House Gig back […]

Hauschka announces 2015 North American tour dates

Experimental German composer/musician Hauschka released his latest album, a collection of works for prepared pianos called Abandoned City, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang (read more about that here). Now he's announced another North American tour in...

New Feminist Music Roundup

Teenage Austin trio Charlie Belle: Gyasi Bonds, Jendayi Bonds, Zoe Czarnecki. Photo Credit: Barclay Ice & Coal. The holidays are here, which means we’re smack in the middle of six weeks celebrating colonialism (hi Thanksgiving), capitalism...Show More Summary

mp3: Lydia Ainsworth covers “Wicked Game”

We’ve established that we’re unabashed fans of the “Wicked Game” cover in general, whether the... Read more »

Feature: 2014: Favorite Cover Art of 2014

by Reed Scott Reid • December 2014 Lists are like dreams and fingerprints. No two are exactly alike. Print that out in Comic Sans and stick it above your desk. 30 Aphex Twin - Syro STUDIO: MITDR™ [Warp] The immaterial transaction ofShow More Summary

gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2014

Following last week’s definitive albums of the year list, we present our favorite songs of... Read more »

Dido and Aeneas in Space

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Opera in Space - photo Robert Workman Another opera crowd-funding campaign, this time to support Opera in Space whose production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas is being revived at Kings Place later this month (19, 20 December 2014). The crowdfunding is to enable to company to offer free tickets to disadvantaged people in London. Show More Summary

Premiere: Mamiffer - “Enantiodromia”

Mysteriously named “Enantriodromia,” a track from the newest full-length Statu Nascendi by Seattle-based downer drone duo Mamiffer (Faith Coloccia + Aaron Turner, of Isis fame), comes just in time to coincide with the cold breath of winter on our necks. Show More Summary

Newswire: Lady Gaga reveals that she was sexually assaulted as a teenager

The one upside to the large and sadly ever-growing number of women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape is that maybe, now that the conversation has been made public, more people can come forward with their own stories of sexual assault, and, just as importantly, have their stories believed. Show More Summary

The warm shades in soft red of the mouth of the singing woman Klug

The whole afternoon at Cafe City Miska persuaded to sign a statement that he was only clerk with us, not insurance and the father would not be obliged to pay the big supplement payment for his insurance. Lecture “the ugly”, a story yet to be disordered, the first chapter is more the storage space of […]

The Who Play “A Quick One, While He’s Away” For The First Time In 44 Years

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

True story: Last summer, at the longstanding Columbus, Ohio community festival known as ComFest, I saw two separate local bands cover the Who’s epic song-suite “A Quick One, While He’s Away,” unbeknownst to each other. It was a crazy coincidence, especially since the actual Who haven’t played it in 44 years. That changed Sunday night [...]

? Listen: Dais Queue/Mope Lounge - Split

Before Tiny Mix Tapes closes its virtual doors for a short spell, here’s one more downer for your listening rotation. The new VAALD tapes are surely filling that void as is, but Oxtail Recordings has made their own bummed out splashShow More Summary

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