SUMiT – “Blind.Rage.Vibe”

“Blind.Rage.Vibe”, a hard hitting single by SUMiT off his new 15-track album, “Omniac: MyKindOfCrazy“.
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Texas Teen Arrested for Threatening to Spread COVID-19: “If I’m Going Down, All You Motherf**kers Are Going Down!”

Texas police have arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga after she posted a video on Snapchat claiming to be intentionally spreading the COVID-19 virus, according to new reports. “I’m here at Walmart about to infest every motherf**ker,” she says in one of the social media posts. “Because if I’m going down, all you motherf**kers are going down.” Throughout her many posts, Maradiaga is seen coughing and claiming that she was infected with the virus that is causing a worldwide pandemic, as well...
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CNN Reports On Gwar’s Quarantine Situation

We're living through quite an unprecedented time, and it's the sort of experience where we rely more than ever on solid reporting and crucial information. We need our news organizations to keep us updated on all the latest data, and all the safest precautions we can take as the pandemic goes on. And now, CNN … More »
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Hal Willner – RIP

I really hope this does not just turn into a blog of obituaries. I just read that music producer Hal Willner has died. I did not know Mr. Willner well, but I did get to work with him once. It was a very fun session, and he was a nice dude. I feel lucky to have had that chance. Peace and love to his family and loved ones. Jeff & Hal at a U2 concert in New Orleans in 2017
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Another Salzburg Festival Canceled (But Not The Main One, Yet)

Just short of a month after the Salzburg Easter Festival was called off because of the pandemic, the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, directed by mezzo Cecilia Bartoli and scheduled for May 20-June 1, was canceled. The announcement came shortly after Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz banned all public events in the country through the end of June. – Opera News
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Selena Gomez spricht auf Instagram live über ihre bipolare Störung

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 11: Selena Gomez attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Dolittle” at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Wir alle wissen, dass Selena Gomez seit Jahren mit psychischen Problemen zu kämpfen hatte. Immerhin hat die Sängerin schon oft über ihre Erfahrungen mit Ängsten und Depressionen geredet. Doch, was viele von uns nicht wussten: Gomez leidet auch unter einer bipolaren Störung. ...
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Star-Studded Lineup Set For One World: Together At Home Charity Special

As the coronavirus pandemic goes on, there have already been plenty of charitable causes, whether specific to a paralyzed music industry, or part of the broader fight to help people out while life remains ground to a halt. Chances are, there will only be bigger, more ambitious fundraisers to come. And insofar as you can … More »
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10 Great Bill Withers Samples

It's one of the great disappearing acts in popular-music history. In 1985, Bill Withers, one of the greatest soul singers and songwriters of all time, got sick of the pressures and power struggles and demands of the pop-star career. He walked away from the music business completely, releasing no new music and playing no further … More »
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Kevin Artairus – “Almighty Doofisity” (Album)

With a dope unorthodox style, rising underground newcomer Kevin Artairus delivers his debut full-length album titled “Almighty Doofisity“.  Follow him on Instagram @kevinskranium. 
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Classic Songs Re-Imagined as Vintage Book Covers During Our Troubled Times: “Under Pressure,” “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” “Shelter from the Storm” & More

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, how many of us sought solace from the turbulent 21st century in cultural artifacts of bygone eras? Our favorite records by the likes of the Beatles, Queen, David Bowie; our favorite novels by the likes of Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Philip K. Dick: all of them now possess a solidity that seems lacking in much current popular culture. The work of all these creators has its own kind of artistic daring, and all of it, too, also came out of times troubled in th...
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Watch Eric Church Debut New Song “Never Break Heart” On ACM Presents: Our Country Special

Last night, the ACM Awards, one of country music's two big annual awards shows, were supposed to go down in Nashville. Obviously, big gatherings are simply not happening right now. The ACM Awards were pushed back to 9/16 -- a date that, if we're being honest, sounds optimistic. And instead of the big awards show, … More »
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Black Dresses – “CREEP U”

It's been over eight months since we last heard from Black Dresses with LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR STUPID LITTLE BITCHES -- compared to the pace they released their earlier material at, that feels like a lifetime! But the Toronto duo, made up of Devi McCallion and Rook, have a new album ready to … More »
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2nd Grade – “Velodrome” & “My Bike”

Philadelphia musician Peter Gill, who has played with Friendship and Free Cake For Every Creature over the years, has rounded up a crew of fellow Philly musicians, among them members of Remember Sports, for a new project called 2nd Grade. Their debut album, Hit To Hit, is coming out at the end of next month, … More »
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Producer Hal Willner Dead From Coronavirus

Hal Willner has died from complications with coronavirus, as Variety reports. He was 64. He has been Saturday Night Live's sketch music producer since 1980 and was also well-known for the star-studded tribute compilations and events that he put together over the years. His first such compilation came in 1981, Amarcord Nino Rota, … More »
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The “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” Guy Is Back To Tell You To Wash Your Hands

In 2016, a truly brain-numbing viral video earned a weird little historical-footnote status. Piko-Taro -- the suave and mustachioed pop-musician alter-ego of the Japanese comedian Kazuhito Kosaka -- came out with an utterly ridiculous 45-second synthpop ditty called "PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)." Thanks in part to a Justin Bieber tweet, the song peaked at #77 on the … More »
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Watch Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires Cover Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend”

Jason Isbell is gearing up to release a new album, Reunions, with his band the 400 Unit. We've heard a lot of music from him in recently -- including the great "Only Children," which ranked amongst our favorite songs last week. But at the same time, Isbell's also been getting on … More »
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Aesop Rock – “Drums On The Wheel” (Video)

New music video by one of rap’s most verbose underground MC/producers Aesop Rock titled “Drums On The Wheel“, off his new ten track EP of music composed for the video game Freedom Finger. Music From The Game Freedom Finger is available now from all streaming platforms and digital retailers, alongside a just-launched pre-order for limited edition 10” vinyl. Video directed by Jim Dirschberger that features visuals of Freedom Finger gameplay as well as exclusive visuals drawn by Travis Millard a...
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Amazing Radio Acquires CMJ, Plans To Relaunch Festival This Fall

Plans are in the works for the CMJ Music Marathon to return this fall for the first time since 2015. Yes, you read that right: Somebody is trying to bring back that beleaguered festival in this beleaguered year. More »
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Whitney Were Robbed At Gunpoint In Portland

It feels like we're living through the Purge right now, and Chicago indie rockers Whitney were robbed at gunpoint this weekend in Portland, where they're apparently located right now. "heyyyy. we all just got robbed at gunpoint a few blocks from our house," bassist Josiah Marshall wrote in an Instagram post yesterday. "we’ll be without … More »
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Tips From Met Opera Performers For Surviving The Shutdown Of Everything

One Met Opera dancer said that his counterparts in other cities should “get to know your rights under the newly passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (known as the CARES Act).” – Los Angeles Times
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Whitney Peyton – “No Time” (Video)

Philadelphia’s very own Whitney Peyton unveils the visuals for the song “No Time” off her new album Alpha.  
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Online Music Streaming Is Up 32 Percent

The two leading platforms are Spotify with 35 percent and Apple Music, with 19 percent. Amazon Music is third with 15 percent of market share. Paid subscriptions represented 80 percent of total revenue, with advertising and brand partnerships rounding out the remaining 20 percent. – Ludwig Van
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King Beli ft. Renni Rucci & BWA – “Juice Her Up”

King Beli is an emerging new artist with a street-smart rap style, charged-up persona and a string of latest street hit, “Smackdown.” Ready to pull out the big guns and ascend beyond regional recognition, King Beli links up with a trio of Hip Hop beauties and fellow new sensations Renni Rucci (QC) and BWA (Dimepiece) for an undeniable radio smash, titled, “Juice Her Up”. Produced by the platinum North Carolina producer Dee Money. “Juice Her Up” is a female-charged song that motivates the best o...
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Haven’t We Suffered Enough?

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Sheryl Crow – “Lonely Town, Lonely Street” (Bill Withers Cover)

Sheryl Crow has paid tribute to Bill Withers -- the soul legend who passed away last week at 81 -- by releasing a cover of "Lonely Town, Lonely Street," which appeared on his 1972 album Still Bill. "I love Bill Withers. His passing last week was a heavy blow, on top of the … More »
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Woods – “Strange To Explain”

Ever since Woods released their last album Love Is Love in 2017, the members of the long-running NYC folk-rock outfit have kept plenty busy. Side projects, releases through their Woodsist label, backing up David Berman on the Purple Mountains album, teaming with Dungen on a collaborative EP -- it's been a … More »
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Stream Serengeti & Kenny Segal’s New Album Ajai

The wordy, idiosyncratic Chicago indie rapper Serengeti has done a whole lot of collaborative work over the years. He's formed groups with people like WHY? and Sufjan Stevens. Just a couple of weeks ago, he teamed up with his old comrade Open Mike Eagle to release the Quarantine Recordings … More »
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Moon Boys – “Next Bitch” Ft. Franklin Fresh

Out of London, UK, rising independent Hip Hop group Moon Boys releases their new heavy club banger single titled “Next Bitch” featuring Franklin Fresh.  Content of the track portrays the parting lifestyle with no short supply of women and alcohol. The lyrics contain clever references to movies like Donnie Darko which along with the catchy flows creates an amazing atmosphere and energy.  Follow them on Instagram @moneyoutofnothing. 
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Loserlik – “The Green Tape” (Album)

Loserlik out of Clifton Forge, Virginia drops his self produced project symbolizing both getting high and coming down, “The Green Tape”.  This tape is a shining example of how Loserlik got his name, and his style which is un-alike.   He is also holding a contest, whoever can video themselves spitting the best verse over “When the Smoke Clears” will receive $100 via PayPal. The contest starts today and ends April 11th. 
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Mykki Blanco – “Patriarchy Aint The End Of Me”

Queer rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco returned late last year with "Lucky (Live In London)," her first new song in three years, which featured producer FaltyDL on keys and a three-piece string section. And now, she's back again with another new song. More »
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