• Sleater-Kinney and 2.5 Wave Feminism

    Last night, I saw my first riot grrrl concert when Sleater-Kinney took the stage in Pittsburgh for the first time in 19 years.The show was sold-out. It was good. My ears hurt. I recognized about half the songs after marathon listening sessions in the prior weeks. I didn't care when I didn't…

    Huffington Post
  • Metallica is releasing a remastered 1982 demo... on cassette

    Dust off your tape players, folks: cassettes are still making a comeback. A number of independent artists have already leveraged the classic format, and Metallica is looking to join the bandwagon. The ...

    Engadget
  • Bjork museum retrospective tests boundaries of music

    In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question -- just how does one put music on a wall? The highlight of the two-floor retrospective, which opens to the public Sunday and runs until June 7, is a…

    AFP
  • A Symphony for Cats

    A team of psychologists at the University of Wisconsin created custom music designed to appeal to cats by mixing beats that fall into the same frequency range that cats use to communicate with one another. The songs also have a tempo  similar to the beat that cats purr to. When researchers played…

    The Atlantic
  • Learn to Grill Steak From Illustrious Rapper Bun B

    The Houston rapper displays his grilling prowess at the rodeo cook-off.

    Eater Houston
  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, ...

    Associated Press
  • Britney Spears’ Hair Extenstions Fall Out During Vegas Show

    Britney Spears lost some hair extension last week. During her Britney Spears: Piece of Me show in Las Vegas on February 27th, Spears lost some hair extensions. Spears was in the middle of her song “Do Something” when her hair extensions hit the floor. It looks like Spears was doing a lot of dancing…

    Wochit
  • Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned for Los Angeles

    Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will be the subject of a tribute concert in Los Angeles at the end of the month in anticipation of his upcoming new solo album, No Pier Pressure. The show – officially titled "Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson" –...

    Rolling Stone
  • Conductor Rattle coming home to lead Britain's LSO

    One of classical music's biggest names, British conductor Simon Rattle, is going home to lead the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), he said Tuesday, following news of his departure from the Berlin Philharmonic. The shaggy-haired 60-year-old will become music director at the LSO in September 2017,…

    AFP Relax News
  • Artiphon's Instrument 1 crams most of the music store in one gadget

    We first caught up with the folks behind Artiphon at NAMM 2013, and after taking the time to redesign its Instrument 1, the company is hoping to crowdfund the device. For those that may not remember, the ...

    Engadget
  • Janelle Monae Playing Education Rally to Support New York Children

    Janelle Monae will perform a free public concert in Albany, New York on Wednesday, March 4th, as part of a rally hosted by Don't Steal Possible, a campaign organized by Families for Excellent Schools that aims to help hundreds of thousands of children in some of New York's…

    Rolling Stone
  • Off topic: Spock on the money, underwear by the numbers, music evolution, Will Smith’s career

    In Canada, “spocking fives” in honor of Leonard Nimoy. In case you wanted to know, boxer briefs now make up 40 percent of U.S. men’s underwear sales. Did the Beatles start

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Photo Release -- Devon Allman Presents Friday Night Blues in Ameristar's Bottleneck Blues Bar

    ST. LOUIS -- Join us 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, as Ruf Recording artist, Devon Allman officially comes home to "his house," the Bottleneck Blues Bar (BBB) at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, ...

    GlobeNewswire
  • Andrew McMahon Honors Wife And Baby In Sweet New Music Video

    This music video might be one of the only mainstream rock projects to feature a diaper change and baby carrier.Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon rose to fame in the early 2000s as the lead vocalist and instrumentalist for popular rock bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate. This year, after…

    Huffington Post
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    Big Sean

    Big Sean hopes Dark Sky Paradise, his latest, will be his first No. 1 album. The numbers come out on Wednesday (March 4), but all indications say he'll get there–on his own terms. "Before I was always caught up in the label being in my ear, saying, 'You need a radio song, you need this, you need…

    CBS Local
  • Purity Ring Are The New Heroes of Pop

    Photograph by Elizabeth Renstrom for Yahoo Style Of all the electronic music acts that have emerged in the past five years—and there have certainly been a lot—none have more of a signature sound than Purity Ring. Through a string of early singles in 2011 and eventually a stellar debut album, 2012’s…

    Yahoo Style
  • Ethio-jazz: burned to the ground but the beat goes on

    Heaps of twisted iron, piles of ash and a charred microphone are all that remains of Jazzamba, the iconic Addis Ababa nightclub that revived Ethiopian jazz after it all but disappeared under communist rule. The fire that destroyed the venue in January has left Ethiopia's vibrant and growing jazz…

    AFP
  • The big streaming showdown – Beats vs. Spotify

    How does Apple’s effort stack up against the most popular music service around?

    Fortune
  • Exclusive Song Premiere: Hear Toto's 'Burn,' From Band's First Album in Nearly a Decade

    Toto's David Paich acknowledges that he thought 2006's "Falling in Between" was "going to be our last album, ever." But a combination of resurgence, legalities and genuine creative desire led to the making of "Toto IV," a new album featuring co-founders Paich, fellow keyboardist Steve Porcaro and…

    Billboard