Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:10:13 GMT
A lot of the releases I loved most in 2016 felt like they could only have come out this year. They were inward-looking, personal albums informed by where the artists find themselves at this specific moment in time.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:20:35 GMT
This past Saturday, Dec. 3, a not-so-small feat was accomplished at Guestroom Records. In a matter of just three hours, a locally-produced album outsold every 2016 release at the record store on Frankfort Avenue, including international blockbusters such as Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool, Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway, and Metallica's Hardwired To Self-Destruct.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:16:37 GMT
Exclusive: Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows is a faithful follower of the Kanye West style of promotion - and he'll never go back to the 'old ways' Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows says the way the band chose to launch new album The Stage followed a path set out by Kanye West, Beyonce and Radiohead . And asked whether his band are the heavy metal Kanye West, he tells Metal Hammer: "I think there are a lot of similarities."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:00:46 GMT
The list of nominees for the 59th Grammy awards have dropped and feature an interesting mix of electronic music artists. The nominees for Best Dance/Electronic Album are Flume's Skin , Jean-Michel Jarre's Electronica 1: The Time Machine , Tycho's Epoch , Underworld's Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future , and Louie Vega's Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII .
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:39:10 GMT
At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015, Beyonce was the perceived frontrunner for album of the year. The singer had pulled off one of the best-kept secrets in recent music history when she dropped her self-titled visual album by surprise.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:13:43 GMT
Twenty One Pilots and David Bowie lead the rock nominations at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Both the Columbus, Ohio duo and the late music icon are recognized in five categories.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:46:13 GMT
Elbow are veterans of that post-Radiohead era in British pop-rock that gave us Coldplay, Travis, and Starsailor, and they're still going strong 15 years after their debut. They'll return next year with Little Fictions , their first album since 2014's The Take Off And Landing Of Everything .
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:23:42 GMT
British musician Kate Nash recruited an array of musicians, including Green Day 's Billie Joe Armstrong, Radiohead 's Ed O'Brien, Queen 's Brian May, Tegan and Sara , Sia and Karen O to sign a letter to Barack Obama regarding the treatment of Standing Rock Sioux tribe members protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. In her letter – which is also addressed to the Department of Justice and Army Corps of Engineers – Nash writes: "We are deeply disturbed by the police actions that have been taking place, where non-violent protests have been and continue to be met with extremely aggressive tactics including; being shot with water cannons in below-freezing temperatures, chemical weapons, rubber bullets and attack dogs.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:32:17 GMT
Outcome of Sound has reported that BeyoncA©, Radiohead, and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April of 2017. Given Radiohead headlined Lollapalooza last year and has already played Coachella four times, it's likely a long shot to return again next year.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:22:30 GMT
Ticket bots might be illegal in NY state now, but they're only the most visible part of an epidemic in the live-music industry. Between live streaming and online ticketing, nearly every facet of the concertgoing experience has been digitized.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:34:05 GMT
Casual listeners of a band will stick around for a few albums, perhaps even five or six if the group evolves well. But what could possibly keep listeners interested in and excited about a band's eighteenth album? Indeed, "An Odd Entrances" is lead vocalist and guitarist John Dwyer's eighteenth studio album with Thee Oh Sees and second of 2016, and while it succeeds in more than a few ways, it essentially relies on its chronological position in Thee Oh Sees' abundant career to be understood.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:12:30 GMT
Gustavo Santaolalla is one of a handful of accomplished guitarists whose career began by playing in rock bands before "stumbling" into a career as a film composer. What separates Santaolalla from his peers , however, is that he prominently features the guitar-along with ronroco, charango and other "guitar-like" instruments-in virtually all of his scores, perhaps his most famous being Brokeback Mountain and Babel , each of which earned Santaolalla an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:53:47 GMT
After reaching No. 1 on the US charts with "Viva la Vida," Coldplay received a lawsuit from Mr. Joe Satriani, who claimed that part of the song was copied from his tune "If I Could Fly."
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:46:53 GMT
Independent Venue Week is to return in 2017 for its fourth year, with The Charlatans ' Tim Burgess announced as ambassador. 120 independent music venues across the UK will host gigs during the seven day campaign, which runs from January 23-29, 2017 and aims to highlight the plight of small gig venues and celebrate their importance to the UK music scene.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:41:09 GMT
Radiohead's Thom Yorke is on the cover of an Iranian sex manual, so is novelist John Updike. No one knows why.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:43:34 GMT
A new Burial record has surfaced online, after it was "accidentally" sold on Black Friday. The 12" is called 'Young Death' and has appeared on music marketplace Discogs.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:33:41 GMT
Beautiful, strange, spontaneous, frightening, skeletal, spacious, arid and elegiac: Metal Box by Public Image Limited is made up of the bleached white bones of art rock, disco and reggae, reassembled into a gorgeous noise that defies easy description. It is also one of the best albums of all time.