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Officially, it was a way for Khloe Kardashian to celebrate her 36th birthday during quarantimes. Her sprawling Calabasas spread was transformed into a pink-hued wonderland with oversized balloon displays, flowers aplenty, a sweets station and even a giant inflatable slide bearing her likeness, all for her close-knit family to enjoy before watching her blow out the candles on a
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Dirty Projectors are the latest group to perform a set as part of NPR’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series. With Felicia Douglass and Maia Friedman singing, Mike Johnson playing knickknacks, Kristin Slipp on keytar, and Dave Longstreth on various other instruments. Watch them perform “Lose Your Love,” “Overlord,” “Inner World,” and “Search for Life” below.
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Dave Chappelle threw a socially-distanced music festival in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio during the July 4 weekend, as Spin and Cincinnati’s CityBeat point out. Guest performers included Erykah Badu, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Michelle Wolf, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Jon Hamm, and Chappelle himself. According to Spin, Chappelle covered Radiohead’s “Creep,” Badu did
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Elton John has been honored with his very own official UK coin. The Royal Mint announced the accolade, marking the second installment of their “Music Legends” collection (the first coin was minted in honor of Queen). “It really is a fabulous honour to be recognised in this way,” Elton John said in a press release.
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Hollywood is in mourning over the loss of Nick Cordero.  On Sunday, July 5, Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, confirmed that the Broadway star had passed away after spending 95 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19 and other subsequent health issues. He was 41 and leaves behind a 1-year-old son, Elvis.  After first testing positive for coronavirus in March,
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Today (July 3), Bandcamp is once again waiving its share of revenue and giving all proceeds to artists and labels. To celebrate the occasion, a wide variety of independent labels and artists have announced new music, special merch, and other releases. Among the participating labels are Merge, Sub Pop, Father/Daughter, No Quarter, Fat Possum, and
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Ian Isiah has shared a video for the new song “Loose Truth,” from his upcoming Chromeo-produced project AUNTIE. The video was directed by Thuan Tran and follows Isiah interacting with “essential workers, first responders, business owners, activists, artists, friends and family members” throughout Brooklyn. Check it out below, and scroll down for Isiah’s statement on
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ML Buch has released her debut album, Skinned. The Danish singer, producer, and composer of baroque synth symphonies and dream-pop nuggets announced the album early last year, before quietly delaying its release and receding from the public eye. Now, as suddenly as she vanished, Buch is back: the 10-track LP is now streaming on Bandcamp,
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Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist NNAMADÏ has released a new album. KRAZY KARL follows his previous 2020 releases: April’s full-length BRAT and June’s Black Plight EP. In a press release, NNAMADÏ describes the sound of the record as “untethered,” “deranged modern compositions,” and “when your brain tries to leave your skull, but you keep mashing it
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NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson is sitting out the Brickyard 400 race this weekend after testing positive for coronavirus. According to a statement released by NASCAR, Johnson is missing Sunday’s race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway because of the diagnosis. “My first priority is the health and safety of my loved ones and my teammates,” the 44-year-old said in a team release.
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New York black metal artist Liturgy and avant-garde pop duo LEYA have shared a new collaborative track. It’s called “Antigone.” The single was originally shared in an interview the artists did with Paper magazine. Listen to “Antigone” below, and read the full interview here. “Antigone” marks the first new release from Liturgy since Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
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Long before Tom Cruise started doing his own stunts, Peter Graves starred in the classic TV series Mission: Impossible, making Captain Clarence Oveur—”over, Oveur”; “we have clearance, Clarence”—the man to pilot this flight, until he’s felled by the fish, of course.  Like Barbara Billingsley, he didn’t understand what he was reading, either, when he first got the
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boygenius have announced that they’ll share some demos from their 2018 EP as a one-day fundraiser for social justice causes. The tracks—voice-memo recordings of “Stay Down,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Bite the Hand”—will be available just for the duration of Bandcamp’s next fee-free sales day for artists on Friday (July 3). The demos will
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