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Adult Swim has released a new digital-only, streaming-only compilation featuring Makaya McCraven, Colin Stetson, Sons of Kemet, Angel Bat Dawid, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Matana Roberts, and other notable figures in the contemporary jazz scene. Check out New Jazz Century below. Luke Rhodes, an Adult Swim writer and producer, spearheaded New Jazz Century. In a
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The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which annually takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, has been rescheduled for the third time. The festival was initially postponed from June to September of this year. It was then announced that the 2020 festival had been called off entirely, and instead, Bonnaroo would return in June 2021. Now, it’s
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Buffalo rapper Westside Gunn has detailed his latest album in 2020. This one’s called Who Made the Sunshine, and it’s out this Friday (October 2) via Griselda/Shady/Roc Nation. It features Slick Rick, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher, Armani Caesar, Boldy James, and more. Just Blaze and Alchemist are among the
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California-based synth-pop band Chaos Chaos have announced “Support Black Womxn,” a virtual concert and comedy livestream that is set to take place on Wednesday, September 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern on the Dash Radio Twitch channel. Featured performers include Reggie Watts, Fred Armisen, Gavin Turek, Zuri Marley, Cautious Clay, Lonnie Holley, and Paul Scheer.
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Omar Apollo has shared a new song called “Dos Uno Nueve,” and ode to his hometown 219 area code in Indiana. Check out the modern-day Mexican corrido below.  “Dos Uno Nueve” is the fourth song Omar Apollo has released this year, following “Kamikaze,” “Stayback,” and “Imagine U.” He released his debut Stereo EP in 2018. 
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The PondHawks, the nation’s leading indie pop band has recently released their newest single “Invisible Stranger”, a song of hope and inspiration regarding the world’s climate at the moment. Born in 2007, the song writing duo Jorie Gracen and Mario Novelli are recognized for their edgy lyrics, incredible harmonies, and their unique musical sound. I
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Deerhoof have released Love-Lore, a 35-minute, 43-song, live-in-the-studio covers medley album. The record is available now digitally, for free, via Joyful Noise. Check it out below. Deerhoof recorded Love-Lore one afternoon at Rivington Rehearsal Studios on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The band had debuted the piece the previous night at the 2019 Time:Spans
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In a ruling issued just a few hours before a midnight deadline on Sunday night (September 27), a federal judge has blocked a ban on new downloads of TikTok. According to the Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols issued an injunction on the grounds that the company hasn’t had sufficient time to defend
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Polo G has released a new song called “Epidemic.” Check out the new Ryan Lynch-directed music video for the track below. It’s the first new solo music from the Chicago artist since the release of his most recent studio album The Goat this past May, following his 2019 debut album Die a Legend. Earlier this
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Beloved Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has died, BBC News and CNN report. He had been hospitalized for COVID-19 in August. According to the reports, he died of cardio-respiratory arrest. Balasubrahmanyam was 74 years old. Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam was renowned for his work as a playback singer, which means he actually sang the songs that film
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The Beastie Boys’ last-ever set—a headlining performance at Bonnaroo in 2009—has been released in its entirety. The show was originally aired as part of the Tennessee festival’s “Virtual ROO-ALITY” streaming event on YouTube, but the group tweeted that the set will be available separately “through the weekend.” Check it out below. The band brought their
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Aminé was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (September 24). The Portland rapper performed a medley of “Burden” and “Woodlawn”—the first two tracks from his new album Limbo. Aminé performed from a hot air balloon that was adorned with world flags and Black Lives Matter messaging. He also wore a shirt to
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Industry without inspiration never leaves a lasting impact. Hard work and discipline often produce a reliable product but, without the spark of love behind its creation, posterity will take a dim view of its ultimate worth. Ten years ago, worldwide charting singer/songwriter, musician, and producer Stephen Wrench launched Musik and Film, LLC, henceforth referred to
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Following last year’s The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt is the subject of another documentary due next month. It’s called Linda and the Mockingbirds, and it follows the singer with the Bay Area performing arts group Los Cenzontles (and Jackson Browne) on a 2019 trip to Mexico. It arrives on iTunes on October 20.
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Perhaps the future of popular music, rising superstar Sage Suede has had the musical courage to go where most artists have never gone before. With his recently released album “Thicc Juicy Bass,” Suede has dared to take the rhyme and pop music and create a different type of sound for each track. With a loyal
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Penske Media Corporation (PMC)—the parent company of Rolling Stone, Variety, and Music Business Worldwide, among other media publications—has announced a new joint venture with MRC, the company that operates Billboard, Vibe, The Hollywood Reporter, and more. Their joint venture, named PMRC, will find Penske taking over the “daily operations” of Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, and
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The French singer, actress, and cultural icon Juliette Gréco has died. She was 93. “Juliette Gréco died this Wednesday surrounded by her family in the house she loved so much,” her family said in a statement to the Associated Press. “Her life was one like no other.” Gréco was born in Montpellier, France, in 1927
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Tenacious D were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (September 22). The duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass played “Save the World” and “Post-Apocalypto Theme.” Watch it all go down below. Tenacious D were meant to kick off their Swing State Tour this fall, but plans had to be canceled due
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Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Angélique Kidjo, and more gathered virtually to cover Smith’s “People Have the Power.” The performance is released in coordination with Pathway to Paris, a nonprofit co-founded by Smith’s daughter Jesse Paris Smith that aims to enact the Paris Agreement by combating climate change. The clip also encourages
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Tune-Yards have shared a new single. “nowhere, man”—a reference to the Beatles song of a similar name—arrives with a new video featuring Charlie Chapin-inspired footage of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner. There’s also stop-motion animation from Japhy Riddle and Callie Day. Watch the video below. “The song and the video for ‘nowhere, man’ were created
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