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Newswire: Polaris to re-release Music From The Adventures Of Pete And Pete on vinyl

Polaris, the band best known for providing the soundtrack to the cult Nickelodeon classic The Adventures Of Pete And Pete, has had a nice little renaissance over the last few years. The group reunited back in 2012 for a charity concert before putting together a new music video and a national tour in 2014. Show More Summary

Clueless Christian With Song In 'Fifty Shades': 'What Have I Done?'

A Christian singer of a classic soul band who licensed his music to 'Fifty Shades of Grey' had no idea that the film was based off of a sex-filled, BDSM book. [ more › ]

A Clever, Single-Take Video on the Classical Origins of the Star Trek Theme

17 hours agoHumor : Topless Robot

I learned something today. This video, from CBC Music (Canada's NPR, according to the producer who sent it to me) could have just given a musical history lesson and left it at that, but it's al...

TRAILER: Love & Mercy

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Stereogum recaps: Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is one of the most legendary figures in music, a guy who wrote and produced dozens of classic songs and helped shape the album as music’s preeminent artistic statement. He’s also a bit of an oddball, which makes him an ideal subject for a Hollywood biopic. Show More Summary

A 21st-Century “Pictures At An Exhibition” (But This Exhibition Is One Of The World’s Greatest)

20 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Four contemporary classical composers walk into an art museum. No punch line. But after walking in, this quartet of composers eventually walked away having penned four new compositions, which Network for New Music will premiere Friday at the Barnes Foundation – amid the art and spaces that inspired them.”

Marty in 'Grease': 'Memba Her?!

Dinah Manoff is best known for playing the flirty Marty Maraschino -- opposite Edd Byrnes as DJ Vince Fontaine -- in the classic 1978 musical "Grease." Guess what she looks like now! 

Watch The Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic Love & Mercy

Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is one of the most legendary figures in music, a guy who wrote and produced dozens of classic songs and helped shape the album as music’s preeminent artistic statement. He’s also a bit of an oddball, which makes him an ideal subject for a Hollywood biopic. Just such a movie […]

‘I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar’, They Might Be Giants Cover Jonathan Richman for Week Eight of Dial-A-Song

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

For week eight of their year-long Dial-A-Song project (previously), They Might Be Giants offer up an electronic dance music version of the Jonathan Richman classic “I Was Dancing in a Lesbian Bar,” remixed by Brooklyn DJ Lauren Flax. The song also features an appropriately smoke and light-filled music video directed by Chris Smith.

Glad To Be Gay [music video]

The Classic LGBTQ rights anthem from 'the first gay rock star to be out-and-proud from the off.' The post Glad To Be Gay [music video] appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Christina Aguilera Does The Best Britney Spears Impression On ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ [Watch]

One of The Tonight Show‘s best segments inolves Jimmy and the featured guest taking turns singing classic jingles, theme songs, or children’s rhymes while impersonating another artist called “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” This week, Christina Aguilera was on and had to sing like Cher, Britney Spears, and Shakira. Cher and Shakira were good, but Britney […]

Music Video Of The Day: Alice Cooper 'Elected'

Let this Alice Cooper classic remind you the polls close at 7 p.m. [ more › ]

Lady Gaga Nails ‘Sound Of Music’ At Oscar Awards: Why Is Everyone Shocked ?[Video]

Lady Gaga shocked the world yet again at the Oscars with her stunning performance of ‘Sound of Music’. It was so beautiful that Julie Andrews herself came out to congratulate the classically trained singer and audiences around the world took to twitter to express their utter amazement. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga Worked With Vocal Coach For Months To Prepare ‘Sound Of Music’ Oscars Tribute

Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music during the Oscars telecast didn’t come easily. The eccentric singer reportedly spent months training with a vocal coach to reach the impossible range required to sing the classic songs. Aside...Show More Summary

Grandbrothers – “Naive Rider” Video

Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel met in college in Duesseldorf, Germany, and quickly began to make music together as Grandbrothers. Sarp is a trained classical jazz pianist and Vogel works with synthesizers and electromechanical hammers. On “Naive Rider,” one of the first tastes of their debut album, Dilation, Sarp’s playing evokes Bruce Hornsby for me, […]

So London Needs A New Concert Hall For Simon Rattle? Is This The Real Priority?

“Is this more than a vanity project? Is Simon Rattle’s musicianship really worth it? Would such a “world-class hall” be sustainable after his departure? At 63 he would be, even by the gerontocratic standards of classical music, not a young man when his Berlin contract runs out in 2018.”

Opera Is Dead?

Opera is dead. And why not, since classical music is also dead. Ballet is dead, modern dance is dead, the literary novel is dead, poetry is dead, experimental film is dead. Either abstract art is dead, or representational art, or both. Show More Summary

Aerosmith talks Donington concert film, future plans

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI What better way to kick off something called a “Classic Music Series” than with an Aerosmith concert? “Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014” will blast across movie theater screens nationwide at 7 p.m  Thursday (tickets are...

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from […]

The Young Composer Forging Her Own Path In The ‘Archaic’ Worlds Of Classical Music And Opera

Gabrielle Herbst: “People go to the opera to step out of their ordinary lives, and I was interested in the symbols and archetypes that opera’s stories have, and how people come to terms with their own lives in terms of these very intense emotions and gestures.”

Musical Puppy Adds More Cowbell to Her Human’s Acoustic Version of ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’

3 days agoHumor : Laughing Squid

Guess what, I got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell. In a nod to the classic Saturday Night Live sketch, a beautiful golden retriever/border collie mix puppy named Maple adds “more cowbell” as her multi-instrumentalist human Trench plays an acoustic version of the 1976 Blue Öyster Cult song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper“. […]

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