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Music Review: Future - DS2

Future DS2 [Freebandz/Sony; 2015] by Pat Beane Rating: It just might be DS2 ’s cumulative power (the bonus tracks are mostly culled from the Monster trilogy), commodity status (a physical release, a pricetag), and relative lack of DJ tags that have scored it legitimacy. Show More Summary

Vinyl Lives: Scotti’s Record Shop – Summit, NJ

Any business that stays open for over fifty years safely earns the status of being an institution. Any record store that stays in business for this long earns the status of hero. Nestled between Summit Ski & Sport and the Bow Tie Beacon...Show More Summary

The music of Estonian composer Cyrillus Kreek

Until I heard performances by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the music of Cyrillus Kreek was unknown to me. An important figure in Estonian musical history, knowledge of him and his music does not seem to have particularly travelled. Show More Summary

Newswire: People keep pretending to have sex with Nicki Minaj’s wax figurine

The Las Vegas location of wax museum franchise Madame Tussauds has announced that it’ll be hiring extra security to watch over its statue of rap star Nicki Minaj, so as to discourage patrons from taking pictures of themselves in sexually explicit positions with the recently added figurine. Show More Summary

What Other Hip-Hop Movies Should Hollywood Make After 'Straight Outta Compton'?

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures In the wake of the breakaway success of the N.W.A movie Straight Outta Compton, which raked in $60 million in its first weekend to score one of the largest August box office opens in history and seems...Show More Summary

Weekend Wax Bits

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In this weekend's Wall Street Journal, I interview comedian Richard Lewis for my "Playlist' column in the paper's Review section. Richard talks about a song that changed his life—Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze (go here). Interviewing Richard is always tricky, since...        

Video: "Q and U" - The Bazillions

Quick - I have a question for you. Has there ever been a band quite as educationally questioning as the Bazillions? Y'know? Because this is a new video for "Q and U," off their album On The Bright Side? Get it? Forget this, then. I'm quitting. The Bazillions - "Q and U" [YouTube]

Are the Kids still 'KIDS'? Revisiting the Skate Crew Behind the Classic Film

All photos by Derek Scancarelli “The Parks Department is coming. You should probably put that cigarette out,” Jefferson Pang advises us as he swivels his head toward the marble archway in Washington Square Park. Standing in 90-degree...Show More Summary

Thirty Years After His Breakout Solo Moment, Clarence Clemons Is Still a Hero

The Hero album cover shows Clarence Clemons as we’d probably like to imagine the late saxophonist in heaven—fists raised high and triumphant above the clouds. He's also wearing head-to-toe red leather, and it's less certain we'd picture that. Show More Summary

Diggin’ In The Crates: Twelve Jewelz (Volume 7)

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) Okay, hip-hop heads in the house. It’s time for a brand new batch of Twelve Jewelz. We’re on Volume 7, son! I’m excited, hope you are too. This week, we’ve got more B-Sides, remixes, radio freestyles, original versions, unreleased gems, and mixtape rarities, all from the ‘90s and early 2000s […]

He the Best: An Interview With DJ Khaled About Basketball

DJ Khaled, impresario and bon vivant, has attached his name to some of the biggest hip-hop hits of the past decade. Thing is, it’s often unclear what he actually does. He’s a producer, but rarely credited as doing such, and he does not rap on these tracks. Show More Summary

Newswire: Axl Rose proves The Secret Of The Ooze is tardiness

Get your Chinese Democracy jokes ready, because here’s some news about how Axl Rose is sometimes late for things. Alternative Nation (via Consequence Of Sound) recently shared a Tampa DJ’s anecdote about a time when the former Guns N’ Roses frontman was late for a concert because he was watching a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Show More Summary

Basilica SoundScape 2015 reveals set times, brings in Godspeed You! Black Emperor for pre-event show

As 2015’s sea serpent September curls and flops into view, a lot of us are getting anxious. Some because we have to go back to school, some because we want summer to last forever (‘cause sweating and sunburns are funalicious!), and some still because we haven’t gotten our Basilica SoundScape 2015 tix. Show More Summary

Ted Leo, Aimee Mann Team With Conan O'Brien for Song Supporting Presidential Candidate Lincoln Chafee

If you haven't heard of Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee, you're not alone: the former Rhode Island governor is currently polling at 0%. To help him out, Conan O'Brien enlisted Ted Leo and Aimee Mann to write a song in support of Chafee, with the intention of getting him to 1% in the polls. Show More Summary

"We treat every gig as if it's our last one": DiS meets The Darling Buds

DiS caught up with Andrea Lewis and Matt Gray from 1980s indiepop sensations The Darling Buds prior to their recent set at Indietracks.

Video History of the Phonograph

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It's video Friday! Today, one of the documentaries in the March of Time newsreel series that was shown in movie theaters from 1935 to 1951. This one is called In the Groove: The History of the Phonograph Industry (1949), which...       Related Stories Van Alexander (1915-2015) Jazz Legends, in Their Words  

Five FYF Acts We’re Pumped To See

FYF is quickly approaching, and us here in LA (we’re Lauren and Kristi btw, hi!) have a serious case of butterflies. FYF has always prided itself on it’s eclectic lineup, spanning across genres seamlessly while featuring up-and-comers and seasoned vets alike. This year is no different, so we’ve rounded up some artists that we’re most […]

WATCH: Jack Colwell – ‘Don’t Cry Those Tears’

A scruffy haired, gap toothed young man, in ripped jeans and a leather bomber, Jack Colwell doesn’t look out of place among the DIY bands of Sydney’s inner west. He certainly doesn’t look like someone who’s... The post WATCH: Jack Colwell – ‘Don’t Cry Those Tears’ appeared first on Who The Hell.

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