Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks Joins PUP In The Studio

PUP tweeted a picture of Charly Bliss' Eva Hendricks in their studio yesterday. They wrote, "you knew we wouldn’t miss a chance to have eva from @charly_bliss sneak into the studio while they’re in toronto for a gig @HorseshoeTavern tonight right??? might still be some tickets left if you’re real lucky!" Could a Charly Bliss … More »
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Watch Salt-N-Pepa And En Vogue Perform At The Billboard Music Awards

Salt-N-Pepa closed out the 2018 Billboard Music Awards for a special performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of becoming the first female rap artists to hit the Top 40 on the Hot 100 chart. Tyra Banks introduced them. More »
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Chvrches Debut 4 Love Is Dead Songs In Toronto

Chvrches will release their new album Love Is Dead this week. Last night they debuted four of its songs at a show in Toronto at Danforth Music Hall. Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry sang "ii," "Graffiti," and "Forever," and Martin Doherty took over for "God's Plan" (not the Drake one). We've already heard "My Enemy," … More »
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LVRN Talent Summer Walker Is On The Rise, Thanks To “CPR” & “Deep”

Another dope artist from the Atlanta collective.
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The Met Now Says James Levine Has A Decades-Long History Of 'Sexual Misconduct'

From the Met's countersuit to Levine's lawsuit against the Met, details from the investigation: "The company says it found credible evidence that Mr. Levine had 'used his reputation and position of power to prey upon and abuse artists,' citing examples of sexual misconduct that it says occurred from the 1970s through 1999."
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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Lost Its Guest Star Cellist To The Royal Wedding

Nineteen-year-old British star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was scheduled to perform for LACO's final concert of the season, but then a little thing called Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding got in the way. LACO's executive director knows how to spin: "It's such a great moment for the classical music world. This kind of visibility on […]
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Review: A Rising Star Takes Her Turn, as the Met Turns the Page on Levine

The conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla led the ensemble at Carnegie Hall a few hours after the Met filed a lawsuit against its former music director, James Levine.
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ListenUp: Christine and the Queens and Nine Inch Nails return, plus new music from Slow Hollows, Peter Fenn and more

Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk: Girlfriend French pop singer/songwriter/producer Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has teamed up with Pasadena-based funk master Dâm-Funk (aka Damon Garrett Riddick) for the new track "Girlfriend...... Continue Reading...
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“September” Co-Writer Calls Taylor Swift’s Earth, Wind, & Fire Cover “Lethargic As A Drunk Turtle”

The co-writer of Earth, Wind & Fire's iconic "September" poked fun at the furor surrounding Taylor Swift's version of the song -- but is clearly no fan of the cover herself. Swift released her gentle, banjo-laced rendition of "September" on April 12, prompting a brutal storm of caustic reaction from … More »
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Alt-Day Sunday: Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Sun Is Shining”

A New Day Is Rising The post Alt-Day Sunday: Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Sun Is Shining” appeared first on
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8 Natural Products That’ll Transform Your Summer Beauty Routine

When making the transition to an au naturel beauty routine, you might ask yourself, Where the hell do I start? Well, the key to any summer swap is finding formulas that are as airy and breezy as the caftan you'll practically live in all season long. But when it comes to finding green products that won't clump, flake, or drip off the second you step outside, you'll notice that your pool of picks to choose from has suddenly dwindled.Sure, you could spend hours combing through Insta feeds or relen...
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Why EPs Are Still Important

EPs have existed for a long time as a great way for artists to test the waters before dropping a full length album. Here we look at the benefits of having an EP, how to use it, and the history behind the format. __________________________ Guest post by Ellie Batchiyska of IndieOnTheMove Guest post written by Ellie Batchiyska, a writer for SoundStageDirect, the number one online source for the best vinyl records and turntables. "As an aspiring artist, you probably understand ...
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Lou & Grey's Summer Drop Is All We Want This Season

Oh hello ice-cream-truck weather — nice to see you again. You know what else is nice? Switching out our bulky cold-proof wardrobe for a 24/7 uniform of colorful, breathable pieces that'll leave us feeling 100. To make the seasonal flip an easy one, we turned to the soft, stylish buys at Lou & Grey. No matter what you have on deck this summer — from weekend beach hangs to patio Frosé sessions — the effortless staples here provide the ultimate base for your hot-weather lineup.In fact, we love the...
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Your End-All Guide To Perfecting Your Hair-Care Routine

Your ultimate guide to gorgeous hair... if(window.location.href.indexOf("") > -1) { window.location.replace(''); } Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Fastest Way To Fix Your Dry, Split EndsRoyal Wedding-Worthy Ways To Rock Your LocsGreat News For Your Hair: Ulta Is Having A Major Sale
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Buffett Kicks Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour Off in KC

Jimmy Buffett kicked off his new 2018 Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour on Saturday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. (The previous 2018 shows have been billed as a continuation of 2017’s I Don’t Know Tour. View the set list from the show here. The Kansas City Star has a review of the show: Maiden voyage of sailor-themed Jimmy Buffett tour is a pleasure cruise in Kansas City Jimmy Buffett’s nautical-themed concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City took about 15,000 giddy passengers on a t...
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Mark Dery visits the "David Bowie is" exhibit

My favorite culture critic, the inimitable Mark Dery, visited the "David Bowie is" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Author of the excellent "All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Rock Matters," Dery sees the exhibit as "a burial chamber for a rock god, replete with everything he’ll need for the afterlife." From the Brooklyn Rail: Crepuscule with Bowie, I thought, not quite groping my way through the perpetual twilight of David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum. The 400 artifacts in this blockbuste...
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Anticon Announces 20th Anniversary Concert Celebrating Brendon “Alias” Whitney

Earlier this year, rapper and producer Brendon "Alias" Whitney, who co-founded the collective/label Anticon, died at the age of 41. Today, a Los Angeles benefit concert has been announced in celebration of Whitney's life, with proceeds from the ticket sales going to his wife and two children. It also doubles as spotlighting the 20-year … More »
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A Week In New York City On A $32,084 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a project coordinator working in fashion who makes $32,084 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on chicken parm from her office cafeteria.Occupation: Project CoordinatorIndustry: FashionAge: 33Location: New York CitySalary: $32,084Payche...
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Facebook Pixel Basics For Artists, Labels

Not often discussed in the world of music marketing, Facebook pixels provide an excellent way for artists to reach fans directly and keep better track of who is visiting their website, as well as advertise to them directly. _______________________ Guest post by Dan Servantes of GHStrategic Do you know which of your fans are most likely to see you on tour? Or which fans are considering purchasing merch from your online store? How about just knowing which fans care about you enough to g...
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Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel On Releasing Dear Tommy This Fall: “That’s The Idea, Unless I Change My Mind Again”

Last week, Chromatics released their first new song in nearly two years, "Black Walls," and announced that their much-delayed album Dear Tommy would be out in the fall. Just this morning, Johnny Jewel dropped a separate solo album called Themes For Television. He also sat down for an interview with Billboard … More »
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Independent music is now bigger than all the major labels

As digital music revolutionises the industry, independent artists and labels are taking over as they collectively earn more than the major labels for the second year. A new annual survey of the recorded music and music publishing sectors by Music & Copyright shows rising revenues for the industry and great news for independent music. The combined market share of independent record companies is now bigger than that of even the world’s biggest major label, Universal Music Group. Music & Copyri...
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The Magical Scrunchie That's Already Sold Out 3 Times

You never want something until you can't have it. So, each week in The Sell-Out, we're getting the scoop from your favorite retailers on what's selling like crazy. Watch this space to find out what everyone's buying, sign up for wait lists, and keep tabs on restocks.We're all for throwback trends here at Refinery29, especially of the '80s and '90s variety. Case in point: scrunchies. They're scientifically proven to make your outfit 100% cooler and more fun. (The source for that fact is me, and ...
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Oh Sees – “Overthrown”

It's been five months since anything came out under one of the Oh Sees' many names, which means that John Dwyer has been slacking, at least compared to his normal heavy flow of material. Last year, he released two albums associated with his San Francisco psych-rock project, Orc and Memory Of A … More »
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Meghan Markle's Reception Look Was Full Of Hidden Meanings

Before the world even had a chance to recover from the gorgeousness of Meghan Markle ’s first elegant wedding dress, the new Duchess of Sussex stunned in a second reception look that had plenty of meaning and charm.The second gown, a silky, sleek halter with an open back was designed by British designer Stella McCartney, daughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Sir Paul McCartney, who, funny enough, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. Stella McCartney recently shared the original sketch of the ...
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Carly Rae Jepsen Replacing Jessie Ware At Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is still happening in Chicago later this year, as it always does, but the festival has just announced a lineup change that seems worth mentioning. Because of "unforeseen circumstances," Carly Rae Jepsen will be replacing Jessie Ware when the fest happens in August. No offense to Ware, but this seems like a trade up! … More »
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Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, Orchard, Deezer, Others Sued For Copyright Infringement

Sony, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Microsoft, Orchard, Deezer, Shazam, MediaNet, CD Universe and Saavn are being sued for copyright infringement by a South African musician. A new lawsuit alleges that major digital music distributors and streaming services allegedly sold or streamed tracks from South African gospel singer Seugne Botha aka Ms. Botha without a license or remuneration. The Complaint alleges that Sony, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Microsoft, Orchard, Deezer, Shazam, Me...
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Forest Whitaker And Johnny Depp Try To Solve Biggie’s Murder In The City Of Lies Trailer

Despite his domestic abuse allegations, Johnny Depp continues to get cast in movies, and one of his next roles is in City Of Lies. He portrays Russell Poole, the Los Angeles Police Department detective who investigated the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. The film is based on Randall Sullivan's nonfiction book LAbyrinth and … More »
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J.Lo & Taylor Swift Both Wore This Trending Makeup Trick At The Billboard Awards

The Billboard Music Awards red carpet may have been all over the map in the fashion department — we saw everything from huge ruffle sleeves to head-to-toe leopard print — but the makeup was far more wearable. As in, we'll be copying these looks tomorrow.See, if there's one thing we took away from tonight's show, it's that matching your eyeshadow to your outfit is a surefire way to instantly pull a look together. What's more, it makes you look like you thought long and hard about your look when ...
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When Classical Music Is A Weapon (Has It Really Come To This?)

Weaponized classical music is just the next step in the commodification of the genre. Today, most young people encounter classical music not as a popular art form but as a class signifier, a set of tropes in a larger system of encoded communication that commercial enterprises have exploited to remap our societal associations with orchestral […]
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Jenna Bush Hager Just Made A Major Statement About Gun Safety

Jenna Bush Hager — the daughter of former President George W. Bush — doesn't typically wade into politics. But after the Santa Fe High School shooting, in which a 17-year-old killed 10 people and injured 10 others, the mother of two young kids was moved to speak up.Along with a picture of her home state of Texas and a heart, Bush Hager posted a powerful statement on Instagram."I know the world is focused on a wedding, but my heart is in my home state and it is broken," started Bush Hager, who i...
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