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Monday Evening Awesome: eighth blackbird's Tiny Desk Concert

YouTube Classical music isn't dead, and it doesn't even smell funny. It smells great when it's played by eighth blackbird. May 2, 2016 by TOM HUIZENGA • The Chicago new-music ensemble eighth blackbird is on a roll. Just after winning...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: All hit country songs are about the same four basic themes

Has country music really gone to hell in a handbag, the way classic C&W fans like to claim it has? Writer Peter Lewis decided to investigate, taking a scientific, systematic approach to the issue in a semi-comedic piece for Medium called...Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon & Paul Rudd Perform a Near-Perfect Remake of Styx’s ‘Too Much Time On My Hands’

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On the April 29, 2016 episode of The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon and actor Paul Rudd performed an amazingly near-perfect shot-for-shot recreation of the classic Styx music video for their 1981 hit “Too Much Time on My Hands” ICYMI, Paul Rudd and I might have been in Styx https://t.co/TkCwM7Lsrs #TooMuchTime — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) […]

The Artisans Who Make, And Repair, The Instruments Of India’s Classical Music

14 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“With preferences substantially tilting towards electronic instruments such as keyboards, electric guitars and recorded sounds at processions and devotional functions, Suresh says its future is bleak. ‘Nobody likes to work in this field now. From about 12 shops in 1940 of dhol-tasha makers in Lalbaug, just three or four remain.'”

Paul Rudd's Faithful Remake of 1981 Styx Music Video for Too Much Time On My Hands

Jimmy and Paul do a shot-for-shot remake of the classic 1981 music video for Styx's "Too Much Time On My Hands." From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

ELDER MUSIC: Even More Classical Gas

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

Copyright expires on Bolero, world's most famous classical crescendo

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel's "Bolero". "We are accustomed to say that a performance of Bolero begins every 10 minutes in the world. Show More Summary

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Attempt Another Drum-Off, But in a Classic Rock and Roll Power Move, Get Other Musicians to Do the Drumming on Their Behalf

Will Ferrell and his brother-from-another-mother Chad Smith hosted the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera last night, and, as you would hope, a drum-off was the centerpiece of the event. The duo ended up eschewing their previous Tonight Show format and the actual drumming duties, but don't ... More »

Fallon & Rudd Do Styx

Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd turn in a frighteningly accurate recreation of the music video for the 1981 Styx classic Too Much Time on My Hands, right down to the cheesy moustaches, Tommy Shaw’s teal jumpsuit, and every curly lock on Dennis DeYoung’s head.

Danish Rock Museum Is Meant to 'Ooze Rock 'n' Roll Attitude'

Gold and velvet: the two classic symbols of rock music This "rock, pop and youth culture" museum in Roskilde, Denmark opens today, and according to its creators MVRDV and COBE it is "oozing rock ’n’ roll attitude, with its golden exterior...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Here’s what some lost music from the 11th century probably sounded like

If a melody from the days before sound recording survives into the modern age, more or less intact, it’s generally because someone had the foresight to write it down. In the case of what is now termed classical music, that someone is typically the composer. Show More Summary

A Surprisingly Interesting Dive Into Classical Music Metadata

Many digital service providers have been criticized for their failure to properly populate the metadata for their classical music. This article breaks down how such metadata works, and what standards need to be followed in order to ensure that DSP's classical content remains up to snuff. __________________________________ Guest Post by...

Play with Steve Reich’s techniques in a free iPhone app

Steve Reich’s musical etudes are already a kind of self-contained lesson in rhythm. Inspired by drumming traditions, Reich distills in his music essential principles of rhythmic construction, introducing Western Classical musicians to cyclic forms. Show More Summary

Newswire: Eric Bachmann’s new video nods to classic ‘70s films (and a ‘70s game)

Eric Bachmann recently shed the name of his long-running solo project, Crooked Fingers, for good, releasing a self-titled album on Merge. The music on Eric Bachmann is mellower and more direct than almost anything he’s done in the past, with lyrics that are more reflective of his personal feelings than any he’s ever written. Show More Summary

Salonen, a conductor in demand, eyes more time to compose

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

As one of the leading lights in contemporary classical music, Esa-Pekka Salonen is in an enviable position where he can pick and choose at will. The 57-year-old Finn is in New York conducting the Metropolitan Opera's triumphant production...Show More Summary

Donkey Kong in Real Life

Reality and video games merge in this film by MyNameIsBanks called Donkey Kong Classic. This is a short that any video game nerd is going to love. It has great visuals, great music and great acting.…

‘Empire’ Co-Creator Working on TV Version of a Notorious 1960s Classic

After taking on the White House in “The Butler” and tackling the music business in Fox’s hit series “Empire,” Lee Daniels has his sights set on the pill-popping 1960s. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Daniels, who co-create...

The Beyoncé challenge

5 days agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

Beyoncé is strong -- and artistic -- competition for classical music, when we try to build a new audience.

Paying Homage To Prince: D’Angelo Rocks Lace And Covers “Sometimes It Snows In April” With Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum [Video]

This is a hard performance to watch. Music guest D’Angelo pays a moving tribute to Prince by covering his classic “Sometimes It Snows in April” with help from Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s cover band, Princess, for the Tonight Show

Esa-Pekka Salonen Nails A Big Problem With Classical Music Marketing

“We have been so apologetic in this, what we call classical music, that we say: ‘You don’t have to know anything, you don’t have to have any background, you don’t have to have any frame of reference, just come with an open mind, and you’ll love it. It doesn’t quite work like that. Because if […]

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