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Los Angeles Times
1 month ago
Writing

A harrowing look at drummer Jim Gordon's descent from rock talent to convicted murderer

Jim Gordon, a renowned drummer of the 1970s, struggled with inner demons despite his musical success. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

I did a 90-minute workout at 2am!': Lenny Kravitz on sex, spliffs and staying gorgeous at 60

Lenny Kravitz, the rock star, defies age with a combination of genes, self-care, hard work, and discipline. [ more ]
#guitarist
Washington Post
1 month ago
Chicago

Musician Bill MacKay moved to Chicago on a whim. It defined his career.

Bill MacKay moved to Chicago with whimsy, leading to a successful music career in the city's independent music scene. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
5 months ago
Music

Mary Timony on Her Emotional New Album, "Untame the Tiger"

Mary Timony, a guitar great ranked 95th by Rolling Stone, released her first solo album in 15 years, 'Untame the Tiger,' documenting a challenging period in her life.
Timony's album reflects her experience of dealing with relationship breakdown and losing both parents, revealing the emotional depth of that time in a subtly sophisticated way. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
Chicago

Musician Bill MacKay moved to Chicago on a whim. It defined his career.

Bill MacKay moved to Chicago with whimsy, leading to a successful music career in the city's independent music scene. [ more ]
Washingtonian - The website that Washington lives by.
5 months ago
Music

Mary Timony on Her Emotional New Album, "Untame the Tiger"

Mary Timony, a guitar great ranked 95th by Rolling Stone, released her first solo album in 15 years, 'Untame the Tiger,' documenting a challenging period in her life.
Timony's album reflects her experience of dealing with relationship breakdown and losing both parents, revealing the emotional depth of that time in a subtly sophisticated way. [ more ]
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Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Keeley Forsyth: The Hollow

Keeley Forsyth sings with intense physicality, emphasizing the strain in her voice. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Music

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready falls off stage mid-solo

McCready continued playing his solo after falling off stage during Pearl Jam's show, impressing fans with his professionalism and dedication to the performance. [ more ]
#album-release
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Writing

"I'll listen to the birds singing in a certain frequency. I'll listen to the cattle and the sheep and the horses. I love Clare.' Susan O'Neill's love of home

Embracing the solo musician life on the road brings joy and fulfillment. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
Music

Charlie Pyne: new album 'Nature is a Mother'

Musician Charlie Pyne released second album 'Nature is a Mother' on 5 April 2024, expressing responses to the world through her growth as a musician and bandleader.
Pyne's music evolution shifts from fitting in on her debut album to a more organic expression of her recent life experiences in 'Nature is a Mother'. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Music

Cult singer-songwriter Bill Fay: I didn't leave the music business, the music business left me!'

Bill Fay is an enigmatic musician with a career spanning back to 1967, known for rare interviews and a reluctance towards public attention.
His unreleased album 'Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow' by the Bill Fay Group blends art rock, folk, and jazz, showcasing his perpetually tender voice. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Writing

"I'll listen to the birds singing in a certain frequency. I'll listen to the cattle and the sheep and the horses. I love Clare.' Susan O'Neill's love of home

Embracing the solo musician life on the road brings joy and fulfillment. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
Music

Charlie Pyne: new album 'Nature is a Mother'

Musician Charlie Pyne released second album 'Nature is a Mother' on 5 April 2024, expressing responses to the world through her growth as a musician and bandleader.
Pyne's music evolution shifts from fitting in on her debut album to a more organic expression of her recent life experiences in 'Nature is a Mother'. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Music

Cult singer-songwriter Bill Fay: I didn't leave the music business, the music business left me!'

Bill Fay is an enigmatic musician with a career spanning back to 1967, known for rare interviews and a reluctance towards public attention.
His unreleased album 'Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow' by the Bill Fay Group blends art rock, folk, and jazz, showcasing his perpetually tender voice. [ more ]
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#grief
Irish Independent
2 months ago
London

Man admits killing Irish grandfather (87) on mobility scooter in random attack

The tragic stabbing death of Thomas O'Halloran in London sparked grief and outrage in the UK and Ireland. [ more ]
Pitchfork
1 week ago
Music

Low's Alan Sparhawk Details Solo Album, Shares Video for New Song

The solo album 'White Roses, My God' by musician Alan Sparhawk explores themes of grief and musical experimentation. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 months ago
London

Man admits killing Irish grandfather (87) on mobility scooter in random attack

The tragic stabbing death of Thomas O'Halloran in London sparked grief and outrage in the UK and Ireland. [ more ]
Pitchfork
1 week ago
Music

Low's Alan Sparhawk Details Solo Album, Shares Video for New Song

The solo album 'White Roses, My God' by musician Alan Sparhawk explores themes of grief and musical experimentation. [ more ]
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New York Post
3 months ago
Music

'American Idol' alum and Grammy winner Mandisa dead at 47

Mandisa, a former American Idol contestant known for her Christian music, has passed away at 47. [ more ]
www.amny.com
3 months ago
Music

Diane Gentile's musical journey from growing up in Queens to rocking out in the East Village | amNewYork

Diane Gentile's musical journey from childhood to solo projects.
Her perseverance and passion for music drive her through various bands and personal projects. [ more ]
#pop-music
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Music

I would love to not be underrated': pop experimentalist Empress Of on vulnerability, fame and fun

Empress Of discusses her new album during press activities like a show and an appearance on Radio 1.
The new album features more pop-sounding songs, marking a departure from her earlier experimental tracks. [ more ]
Washington Post
4 months ago
Music

Amaarae found her voice - and the passion to use it

Amaarae started as a rapper but transitioned to a singer based on advice from a family member.
Amaarae's music blends various genres and influences from her diverse upbringing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Music

I would love to not be underrated': pop experimentalist Empress Of on vulnerability, fame and fun

Empress Of discusses her new album during press activities like a show and an appearance on Radio 1.
The new album features more pop-sounding songs, marking a departure from her earlier experimental tracks. [ more ]
Washington Post
4 months ago
Music

Amaarae found her voice - and the passion to use it

Amaarae started as a rapper but transitioned to a singer based on advice from a family member.
Amaarae's music blends various genres and influences from her diverse upbringing. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Music

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker: I needed somewhere to pour all my feelings where it was safe'

Adrianne Lenker is dedicated to her craft for the long term, still considering herself a beginner with room for growth.
Big Thief, led by Lenker, is known for their slow-burn impact, sophisticated Americana sound, and devoted following. [ more ]
Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Former Starbucks General Counsel Trades Coffee For A Ukelele

Paula Boggs transitioned from a successful legal career to become a musician in her 50s, showcasing a mix of bluegrass, folk, gospel, and jazz.
Boggs' band, with the album Janus, offers genuine music with diverse inspirations, including whimsical elements and social commentary. [ more ]
#jazz
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

#IWD 2024: Alejandra Lopez. Part of Part of 'Giant Steps: #womentothefore'

Alejandra López discovered jazz at a young age, delving into improvised music which became her passion and led her to collaborate with established musicians.
She finds inspiration from prominent figures like Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, and explores diverse styles like neo-soul, bringing a fresh and powerful sound to her performances. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Chuck Israels - 'Bass Notes: Jazz in American Culture: A Personal View'

Chuck Israels, an 87-year-old bass player, has written a book about jazz in America that combines autobiographical elements with reflections on his six years as the bass player in Bill Evans' classic trio.
The book contains fascinating material about Israels' path in the jazz world and his experiences playing with Evans, but suffers from some repetition and lack of coherence. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

#IWD 2024: Alejandra Lopez. Part of Part of 'Giant Steps: #womentothefore'

Alejandra López discovered jazz at a young age, delving into improvised music which became her passion and led her to collaborate with established musicians.
She finds inspiration from prominent figures like Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, and explores diverse styles like neo-soul, bringing a fresh and powerful sound to her performances. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Chuck Israels - 'Bass Notes: Jazz in American Culture: A Personal View'

Chuck Israels, an 87-year-old bass player, has written a book about jazz in America that combines autobiographical elements with reflections on his six years as the bass player in Bill Evans' classic trio.
The book contains fascinating material about Israels' path in the jazz world and his experiences playing with Evans, but suffers from some repetition and lack of coherence. [ more ]
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#music
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Pig Destroyer's Blake Harrison Dies at 48

Blake Harrison, full-time member of Pig Destroyer from 2006 to 2022, has passed away at 48.
Harrison played a significant role in Pig Destroyer's sound design and also contributed to other music projects outside the band. [ more ]
EverOut Portland
4 months ago
Music

The Top 40 Events in Portland This Week: Feb 26-Mar 3, 2024 - EverOut Portland

Fall Out Boy is touring with their new music, nostalgic fans can enjoy Jimmy Eat World as the opening act.
Hailu Mergia, a talented musician, spent years writing music while working as a cab driver before gaining recognition for his work. [ more ]
Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

Pig Destroyer's Blake Harrison Dies at 48

Blake Harrison, full-time member of Pig Destroyer from 2006 to 2022, has passed away at 48.
Harrison played a significant role in Pig Destroyer's sound design and also contributed to other music projects outside the band. [ more ]
EverOut Portland
4 months ago
Music

The Top 40 Events in Portland This Week: Feb 26-Mar 3, 2024 - EverOut Portland

Fall Out Boy is touring with their new music, nostalgic fans can enjoy Jimmy Eat World as the opening act.
Hailu Mergia, a talented musician, spent years writing music while working as a cab driver before gaining recognition for his work. [ more ]
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Pitchfork
4 months ago
Music

1010Benja Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for New Song "Peacekeeper"

Debut album announcement for musician 1010Benja
Description of 1010Benja's music career progression [ more ]
Vulture
4 months ago
Music

Pino Palladino Never Met a Song He Couldn't Play

Pino Palladino has contributed to hundreds, maybe thousands of songs, recognized for his unique sound.
Palladino's approach to playing bass is based on respecting the song's integrity while adding his own touch across various genres. [ more ]
#edm
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

MitiS in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

MitiS is a Pennsylvania-based musician, DJ, and composer gaining popularity in the EDM world.
MitiS, with classical piano training, combines melody and skill to amass a strong following and millions of streams. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
6 months ago
Silicon Valley

Sabai in Sunnyvale | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Sabai merges future bass with house music
Sabai wants to give his fans a feeling of relaxation and comfort through his music [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
4 months ago
Silicon Valley real estate

MitiS in San Jose | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

MitiS is a Pennsylvania-based musician, DJ, and composer gaining popularity in the EDM world.
MitiS, with classical piano training, combines melody and skill to amass a strong following and millions of streams. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
6 months ago
Silicon Valley

Sabai in Sunnyvale | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Sabai merges future bass with house music
Sabai wants to give his fans a feeling of relaxation and comfort through his music [ more ]
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BKReader
4 months ago
Music

Feb 25: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def

Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, is a prolific actor and musician with a background in hip-hop.
Yasiin Bey's upbringing in culturally and politically active parents influenced his early sensibility towards community activism. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
Music

Ada Morghe: 'Embrace the Now', Pizza Express Holborn, 11 March

Ada Morghe's show 'Embrace the Now' features music from her recent album 'Lost' and new songs with her band-mates.
Morghe's music is a blend of poetry, beats, and imagery drawn from diverse influences, reflecting her unique musical journey. [ more ]
Pitchfork
5 months ago
Music

Damo Suzuki, Legendary Can Vocalist, Dies at 74

Damo Suzuki, the former lead singer of Can, has died at the age of 74.
After leaving Can, he became a Jehovah's Witness and took a decade-long break from music. [ more ]
Mission Local
5 months ago
Mission District

People We Meet: NanosauR the DJ

Michael Nano Solorzano (NanosauR) embraces his love for the Mission District and Chicano culture.
Nano Solorzano is a musician who prefers to make music in his bedroom and has collaborated with popular artists such as Dev, Antwon, Lil B, and Chippy Nonstop. [ more ]
Consequence
5 months ago
Music

Toby Keith, Country Music Superstar, Dead at 62

Toby Keith has died at the age of 62 after battling stomach cancer.
He was a popular country music singer known for his patriotic songs and political stance in his music. [ more ]
IndieWire
5 months ago
Film

Piecing Together the Joy and Genius of Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross's documentary 'Never Too Much' provides a fuller picture of the late R&B legend, highlighting his joy as a student of R&B and soul.
The documentary was created by director Dawn Porter, who used a large amount of material including archival footage, interviews, and documents to tell Luther's story. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Mental health

You don't sweat the small stuff when you nearly die': Nadine Shah on grief, rehab and getting her groove back

Nadine Shah is a funny and charismatic musician known for her atmospheric, tragicomedic post-punk songs.
Shah is a vocal advocate for issues including mental health, gender equality in the music industry, and fair compensation for musicians. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
6 months ago
Writing

Jarvis Cocker, the cursed poet of Britpop: The past is a lie. We all have a completely false official autobiography'

Jarvis Cocker shares his trick for conducting interviews: preparing 10 questions on different topics and letting the conversation flow.
Cocker's memoir, Good Pop, Bad Pop, delves into his personal memories and connects the complexity of life and art. [ more ]
#del-palmer
Pitchfork
6 months ago
Music

Del Palmer, Longtime Kate Bush Collaborator, Dies at 71

Del Palmer, musician and engineer who worked with Kate Bush, has died at 71.
Bush pays tribute to Palmer's talent and creativity on her website. [ more ]
Consequence
6 months ago
Music

Del Palmer, Kate Bush's Longtime Collaborator and Partner, Dead at 71

Del Palmer, the longtime bassist and collaborator of Kate Bush, has died at the age of 71.
Palmer had a four-decade long collaboration with Kate Bush, contributing to every album she released between 1978 and 2011. [ more ]
Pitchfork
6 months ago
Music

Del Palmer, Longtime Kate Bush Collaborator, Dies at 71

Del Palmer, musician and engineer who worked with Kate Bush, has died at 71.
Bush pays tribute to Palmer's talent and creativity on her website. [ more ]
Consequence
6 months ago
Music

Del Palmer, Kate Bush's Longtime Collaborator and Partner, Dead at 71

Del Palmer, the longtime bassist and collaborator of Kate Bush, has died at the age of 71.
Palmer had a four-decade long collaboration with Kate Bush, contributing to every album she released between 1978 and 2011. [ more ]
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Pinstripe Alley
6 months ago
New York Yankees

Pinstripe Alley Top 100 Yankees: #34 Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon's impact on the game outstripped his relatively short career.
Gordon was a talented musician and athlete, excelling in baseball and other sports. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
6 months ago
Silicon Valley

DJ Pauly D in Sunnyvale | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

DJ Pauly D is a successful DJ and musician who gained popularity from his role on MTV's Jersey Shore.
He is known for his energetic performances and ability to blend different genres of music. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
NYC music

Zita Carno, Concert Pianist, Coltrane Scholar and More, Dies at 88

Image Zita Carno in 1960 with the composer Wallingford Riegger.
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Music

Amp Fiddler, Storied Detroit Artist, Dies at 65

Amp Fiddler, musician and singer known for his work with Parliament-Funkadelic and mentoring J Dilla, has died of cancer at the age of 65.
Fiddler was credited with helping develop Detroit hip-hop and promoting a collaborative production ethos. [ more ]
#producer
www.vice.com
7 months ago
Music

VICE Spotlight: Elle Shimada

Rising Australian artist, Shimada, is known for her innovative approach and fearless attitude in her multidisciplinary art.
Her journey as a musician started with a violin gifted by her late-grandmother and a determination to overcome language barriers. [ more ]
KALTBLUT Magazine
1 month ago
Music

The Modern Wonder of Electronic Alt-Pop Nolo Grace harmonizes dreams and reality in "Eyes Of The Dragon" - KALTBLUT Magazine

Nolo Grace, a Korean-American musician and producer, creates enchanting music combining electronic alt-pop with soulful vocals and experimental productions, reflecting on loss, healing, and transformation. [ more ]
www.vice.com
7 months ago
Music

VICE Spotlight: Elle Shimada

Rising Australian artist, Shimada, is known for her innovative approach and fearless attitude in her multidisciplinary art.
Her journey as a musician started with a violin gifted by her late-grandmother and a determination to overcome language barriers. [ more ]
KALTBLUT Magazine
1 month ago
Music

The Modern Wonder of Electronic Alt-Pop Nolo Grace harmonizes dreams and reality in "Eyes Of The Dragon" - KALTBLUT Magazine

Nolo Grace, a Korean-American musician and producer, creates enchanting music combining electronic alt-pop with soulful vocals and experimental productions, reflecting on loss, healing, and transformation. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

Benjamin Zephaniah: for him, poetry was all about communication

Benjamin Zephaniah, a poet, writer, musician, and activist, has passed away at the age of 65.
Zephaniah's work was known for its irreverence, political commentary, and social activism. [ more ]
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Chicago

Ana Tijoux Announces 2024 Tour

Chilean musician Ana Tijoux is embarking on an international tour to promote her upcoming album.
The tour includes her first full-on U.S. tour since 2018 and dates across Europe. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Music

Denny Laine, star musician with Moody Blues and Wings, dies aged 79

Denny Laine, former frontman of the Moody Blues and member of Wings, has passed away at the age of 79.
Laine had lung damage caused by interstitial lung disease. [ more ]
BBC News
7 months ago
London

Busking on the London Underground for 20 years

Fabio Tedde has been busking on the London Underground for 20 years.
There are over 200 buskers registered through Transport for London's Licensed Busking Scheme.
Fabio is passionate about bringing joy to people through his music. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Music

George Brown, Kool & the Gang Drummer, Dies at 74

George Brown, drummer of Kool & the Gang, has died at age 74.
Brown was a key contributor to hits like Ladies Night and Celebration.
He described the band as 'the sound of happiness.' [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
8 months ago
Music

George Brown, Kool and the Gang drummer and co-founder, dies aged 74

George Funky Brown, co-founder and drummer of Kool and the Gang, has died at the age of 74.
Brown co-wrote some of the band's biggest hits including Celebration, Ladies' Night, and Jungle Boogie.
He struggled with depression and prescription drugs, and retired in August. [ more ]
www.npr.org
8 months ago
Books

Pink gives away 2,000 banned books at Florida concerts

Pink is collaborating with PEN America and Books & Books to give away 2,000 challenged books at her concerts in Florida.
The books being given away include titles like Beloved by Toni Morrison and Amanda Gorman's The Hill We Climb.
According to PEN America, Florida has surpassed Texas with the highest number of book bans in public school classrooms and libraries. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
8 months ago
Music

For Latin Grammy Nominee Edgar Barrera, Mistakes Can Be Perfection

Edgar Barrera is the most-nominated musician at the 24th annual Latin Grammys with 13 citations.
Barrera has collaborated with numerous artists in the Latin pop industry, including Christina Aguilera and Shakira. [ more ]
Consequence
8 months ago
Music

J Mascis announces new album What Do We Do Now, shares "Can't Believe We're Here"

J Mascis has announced his fifth solo album, What Do We Do Now, set to release on February 2nd.
The album features guest performances from The B-52's Ken Mauri and Matthew 'Doc' Dunn.
Mascis wanted to add full drums and electric leads to create a more band-like sound. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
1 month ago
NYC LGBT

The UK's favourite gay icons named in new poll

The UK's top LGBTQ+ icons are predominantly musicians, with Freddie Mercury leading as the most beloved gay icon. [ more ]
Pitchfork
1 week ago
Music

Cassandra Jenkins: My Light, My Destroyer

Cassandra Jenkins' new album, My Light, My Destroyer, showcases her smoldering, sophisticated songs with cosmic elements while maintaining wit and charm. [ more ]
#actor
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Kate Nash looks back: I trusted the wrong people with my money and had to move back in with my parents; 15 female wrestlers saved me ...'

Kate Nash's journey from a successful music career to acting and maintaining a balance between personal and professional life. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Post your questions for David Duchovny

David Duchovny is a multi-talented individual with achievements in music, writing, acting, and more, showcasing his diverse skills and interests. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Kate Nash looks back: I trusted the wrong people with my money and had to move back in with my parents; 15 female wrestlers saved me ...'

Kate Nash's journey from a successful music career to acting and maintaining a balance between personal and professional life. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Post your questions for David Duchovny

David Duchovny is a multi-talented individual with achievements in music, writing, acting, and more, showcasing his diverse skills and interests. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Francoise Hardy, French pop singer and fashion muse, dies aged 80

Francoise Hardy, a French pop star known for her elegance and voice, has passed away at 80 after a battle with lymphatic cancer. [ more ]
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