Michelle Peters on the Western classical music scene in China In recent years, there has been a revival in interest in classical music in China that is aiming to shake China's traditional emphasis on technical superiority and instead...Show More Summary
Evgeny Kissin, the L.A. Phil's Minimalist Jukebox festival, 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' the New York Philharmonic Biennial and more. MARCH 24
Pretty Woman walking down the street…the street of Broadway, that is! The director of Pretty Woman, Garry Marshall, is working with famed producer of theater and film Paula Wagner on a musical adaptation of the early '90s classic! Garry will help write the musical's book alongside the film's screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Ugh, this would be a fairy tale [...]
JERU THE DAMAJA'S HIPHOP CLASSICISM (Nectar) If I were to pick my favorite year in the history of hiphop it would be 1994. Here, the music fused into something mature and self-aware. Hiphop knew its messy past and looked forward to a future that was not wide open but limited to a plan, an aesthetic program. Show More Summary
While some people might think that music pirates wouldn't be that interested in a classical album from a well-known jazz pianist, the recent leak of Vijay Iyer's "Mutations" is a reminder that piracy happens in all genres. When IyerShow More Summary
When the chamber music revival of the 1960s and early 1970s — a kind of classical music response to the folk music revival a few years earlier — had passed its peak, the string quartet as a medium was still strong. But the progressive musical world had moved on to electronics, the new Minimalism and radical experimentalism. Show More Summary
) Atlanta’s biggest electronic music group, STS9, covers this Outkast classic. Jazz meets hip-hop for a toe-tappin’ good time. Today’s MR’s, below the fold. Georgia: All the sound and fury behind SB 167, the “anti-Common Core Bill” that went before the House Education Committee, ultimately signified nothing. Insight from Charlie and Maureen Downey The Senate […]
Vienna’s Musikverein—the Golden Hall—is renowned for its architecture and sound. But more recently this famed house of classical music has been seen as Money Hall or perhaps Karaoke Hall, becoming a backdrop for China’s rich and fam...
The HUGO Man Music Limited Edition commemorates HUGO Fragrance’s long standing connection to music. Up and coming artists, Kate Boy and Kasper Bjørke worked to together with HUGO fragrances to reshape famous classic recordings for the new scent. Read the rest of the story at: The Power of Reinvention: HUGO Man Music Limited Edition
Here's another classic musicless music video by Mario Wienerroither. This time, it's The White Stripes' The Hardest Button to Button that gets stripped of its audio and remixed with empty noises to sound like real life. It's a lot more awkward and a lot less revolution rousing! Like two kids playing for change in a subway station. Read more...
With Reflections, Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams returns with another strong collection of songs which are indeed reflections and meditations on life. Continue on here to see why we think the album is another classic from a man with many classic and award-winning hits!
September Girls' Cursing the Sea is an irressitable lo-fi, reverb-laden album, easily my favorite new music this week. Joan as Police Woman's The Classic and Dean Wareham's self-titled album are also new releases I can recommend. David Bowie's Rebel...
YouTube entertainer Max “Smooth McGroove” Gleason created a multitrack a capella cover of the dungeon theme music from Nintendo’s classic 1987 video game The Legend of Zelda. We’ve previously written about Max and his a capella covers of other classic video games. Here is the original version of the song: videos via Smooth McGroove, GBelair
Sometimes classical doomsaying hits close to home. This is from Mark Grant's Maestros of the Pen: A History of Classical Music Criticism in America, published in 1998.
Iggy Azalea‘s hot new song “Impossible to Nothing” is this week’s pick for the JustJared.com and KIIS-FM 102.7‘s JJ Music Monday. The song is off the 23-year-old rapper’s new album The New Classic, which will hit stores on April 15. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and you get the new song [...]
(NSFW) The music video for Braindead, a single from Jarell Perry’s White EP. The up-and-coming LA-based singer and songwriter fuses classic R&B with minimal bass-driven beats. You can stream the EP on Soundcloud.
Instant classic by theronniebus. Love the music too. -
With a techno rock sound and imaginative videos, The Cars are the embodiment of '80s music culture, so this week let's celebrate The Cars and their individual members with some of their lost videos and singles.
"Six Pacmen" is a performance piece from Tacit Group that fuses the arcade game Pac-Man with the 1973 musical composition "Six Pianos" by Steve Reich. In this twist on the Namco classic, the song "Six Pianos" is played one measure at a time. Players...
The classical repertory is a never-ending temptation for ballet choreographers to revise to suit their visions. But something fetid happens when updating “Swan Lake,” to Peter Tchaikovsky’s 19th century musical masterpiece.