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Lessons From Hector Figueroa, Labor Visionary
Hector Figueroa reminded us how unions can bring together not just workers, but the nation.
The mourners came from every corner of the city, thousands filing beneath the soaring vault of Riverside Church to honor Hector Figueroa, among the countrys most dynamic and influential labor leaders. Mr. Figueroa, president of 32BJ S.E.I.U., a New York local… [+1433 chars]
Mara Gay
2019-07-25 22:44:23




How Music Festivals Became a Massive Business in the 50 Years Since Woodstock
Sleeping in a tent for days to catch a glimpse of Beyoncé making history at Coachella. Crowding into a park for a surprise performance that turns out to be Dolly Parton at the Newport Folk Festival. As music festivals have taken off in popularity, these kids …
Sleeping in a tent for days to catch a glimpse of Beyoncé making history at Coachella. Crowding into a park for a surprise performance that turns out to be Dolly Parton at the Newport Folk Festival. As music festivals have taken off in popularity, these kids … [+9114 chars]
Mahita Gajanan
2019-08-14 20:37:28




Your taste in music could be ruining your relationship
A recent survey looks at how musical tastes affect romantic relationships. Find out if your playlists are putting your love life in peril. From doing the Electric Slide at the family reunion to manning the aux cord on a road trip, music has the ability to fos…
From doing the Electric Slide at the family reunion to manning the aux cord on a road trip, music has the ability to foster connections and strengthen relationships—until it doesn’t.Online ticket retailer TickPick recently released “Music Deal Breakers,” a su… [+1204 chars]
KC Ifeanyi
2019-07-31 14:50:03




Maya Hawke Proves That Everyone on 'Stranger Things' Is Good at Music
The actress made two beautiful folk rock songs, adding to the canon of great musical projects from the show's cast.
Maya Hawkethe young actress and daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurmanwas one of the best additions to Stranger Things 3. She played the ice cream-slinging, code-breaking teen Robin, and more or less stole the show in a plotline that involved descending into… [+2278 chars]
Coiln Joyce, Leslie Horn
2019-08-19 15:39:04




17 movies with soundtracks that you need to listen to
Music can elevate a film and make certain scenes stick in the minds of audiences forever. "The Lion King" soundtrack starts with all the familiar musical numbers from "Circle of Life" to "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," then it flows into four score tracks by…
Zach Braff wore a lot of hats during the making of "Garden State," including actor, writer, director, and compilation producer. In a 2004 interview with IGN, Braff said that he personally chose the rock, folk, indie, and pop songs to match the vibe of the rom… [+401 chars]
Andrew LaSane
2019-08-05 14:43:15




If you don't succeed, try again: Regina mom excited for Brooks concert - News Talk 980 CJME
If you don't succeed, try again: Regina mom excited for Brooks concert News Talk 980 CJME Everything you need to know ahead of Garth Brooks’ Mosaic Stadium shows CTV News Gates reopened for Garth Brooks concert, Folk Fest hopeful show will go on CBC.ca Headin…
A Regina mom will get the chance of a lifetime on Saturday, when she, her husband and her family take in Garth Brooks’ concert at Mosaic Stadium. For Stephanie Sather, just getting to the show is noteworthy, thanks to a different life milestone three years a… [+1957 chars]
CJME News
2019-08-09 13:01:00




Jeff Tweedy And Wilco Channel ‘Disturbing’ Political Climate With New Music
The band's new single, "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)," was written shortly after the Women's March.
Jeff Tweedy didn’t want to record new music for the sake of making an album.  The Wilco frontman spent the last couple of years putting out solo music and publishing his memoir in which he details the ups and downs in his life. So when it came time to get th… [+3741 chars]
Lauren Moraski
2019-07-31 14:51:48




'We are the last targets': Thai dissident band in Laos fear death
Taking turns to keep watch at their hideout in Laos, the four members of the self-exiled Thai activist folk band "Faiyen" believe they are on a hit-list like eight fellow dissidents who have already disappeared. Laos, which neighbours Thailand, became a haven…
Laos (Laos) (AFP) - Taking turns to keep watch at their hideout in Laos, the four members of the self-exiled Thai activist folk band "Faiyen" believe they are on a hit-list like eight fellow dissidents who have already disappeared. Laos, which neighbours Tha… [+3089 chars]

2019-07-25 04:17:55




Charles Manson’s Musical Ambitions
Jim DeRogatis writes about Charles Manson’s music career, which included links to Dennis Wilson, of the Beach Boys, and the music producer Terry Melcher, and how it’s regarded or ignored in recent takes on the Manson murders, including the films “Once Upon a …
Kids respond to music, Charles Manson told the Rolling Stone reporters David Dalton and David Felton in a famous interview conducted a few months after the horrifying Manson Family murders, on August 8 and 9, 1969. They can hear it, theyre not so conditioned … [+8974 chars]
Jim DeRogatis
2019-08-14 09:00:00




Remembering Celso Piña: Accordion Rebel, Mexican Folk Pioneer
The late accordion player left behind a colorful legacy, in regional Mexican music and beyond
Celso Piña, one of Latin America’s most beloved accordion players and singer-songwriters, died of a heart attack in his hometown of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. His record label, La Tuna Group, confirmed Piña’s death on Wednesday. He was 66. For more than … [+3228 chars]
Suzy Exposito
2019-08-23 02:29:31




Americana Artist You Need to Know: Che Apalache
Multinational acoustic group mixes bluegrass with global styles of folk music on sparkling new album 'Rearrange My Heart'
As a young man, Che Apalache leader Joe Troop left his native North Carolina and spent time working and playing music in other parts of the world — Spain, Morocco, and Japan, before settling in Argentina. He’s lived the immigrant experience as an American abr… [+4620 chars]
Jon Freeman
2019-08-12 18:53:59




First Aid Kit Cover Silver Jews’ “Random Rules”: Listen
The Swedish folk duo has also shared a new song called “Strange Beauty” in tribute to David Berman
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have shared a new song in tribute to David Berman, who died earlier this month at age 52. Its called Strange Beauty. The song begins, David died yesterday/And today it is raining/I know I didnt know you/But in my heart I know it… [+892 chars]
Matthew Strauss
2019-08-22 14:05:24




Free screening of new movie: King Baby in Los Angeles, August 3, 2019
Los Angeles Boing Boing readers are invited to the premiere of the film King Baby (2019) the first feature film from filmmaker and artist Case Esparros. King Baby is a second coming of Christ story set in a decaying world. It is a meditation on belief divided…
Los Angeles Boing Boing readers are invited to the premiere of the film King Baby (2019) the first feature film from filmmaker and artist Case Esparros. King Baby is a second coming of Christ story set in a decaying world. It is a meditation on belief divid… [+2500 chars]
Mark Frauenfelder
2019-08-01 17:11:27




Stephen Cheng Recorded a Cult Classic in Jamaica. Then What Happened?
Hua Hsu writes about the Chinese-American singer Stephen Cheng, who recorded the song “Always Together (A Chinese Love Song)” for the Jamaican record label Sunshine.
Pop-music history is filled with dreamers who came and went, leaving behind just enough to scramble a latter-day listeners sense of what was once possible. In 1967, the Jamaican record label Sunshine released a seven-inch single by a man named Stephen Cheng, … [+10050 chars]
Hua Hsu
2019-08-23 18:55:49




The ‘Forever Business’: Smithsonian Folkways’ Quest to Preserve Music’s Past
The label sets the bar for archiving standards while acquiring niche collections and releasing new music that broadens the definition of "folk"
In the middle of January, with temperatures hovering around zero degrees, John Smith and his colleagues at Smithsonian Folkways drove a truck up to a 19th century homestead in Sharon, Connecticut to pick up a record label. For over 50 years, the remolded barn… [+15650 chars]
Jon Blistein
2019-08-01 20:18:34




See Jim James and Janet Weiss Perform ‘Rainbow Connection’ With Kermit the Frog
The duet took place at the Newport Folk Festival
Kermit the Frog made an unannounced appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, where he shared a rendition of his classic tune “Rainbow Connection.” The iconic muppet was backed by a band that included Janet Weiss on the drums and later invited My Morning Jacke… [+1629 chars]
Emily Zemler
2019-07-29 08:01:24




Watch Post Malone Sing an Irish Folk Song, Play Beer Pong, and Preview New Music on “Fallon”
Tyler Childers also made his TV debut, performing “House Fire”
Post Malone appeared on last nights episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, playing beer pong with the host. He later performed the Irish folk song Seven Drunken Nights with Fallon and the Roots. Post also sat down for an interview with Fallon to … [+449 chars]
Matthew Ismael Ruiz, Matthew Strauss
2019-08-07 13:06:46




Music Writers Attribute Lil Nas X’s Success To Inventing Country Genre
NASHVILLE, TN—Lauding the singer for his unique melding of roots, Americana, and Appalachian folk styles, music writers across the industry attributed the extraordinary success of Lil Nas X Wednesday to his invention of the genre of country. “What really sets…
NASHVILLE, TNLauding the singer for his unique melding of roots, Americana, and Appalachian folk styles, music writers across the industry attributed the extraordinary success of Lil Nas X Wednesday to his invention of the genre of country. What really sets L… [+887 chars]
The Onion on Entertainment, shared by The Onion to The Onion
2019-07-31 17:15:00




Carly Rae Jepsen Made a Dance Playlist That Could Save Your Summer
NPR asked her to make an entry for their "roséwave" series, which celebrates breezy music for the hot months. She says it's meant for a "living room dance party."
Over the last few years, NPR has been outlining the borders of a loosely defined musical genre called "roséwave." It started as a Twitter joke by an editor and snowballed outward, encompassing all things breezy and lighthearted. Yacht rock? Roséwave. Saxophon… [+2042 chars]
Colin Joyce, Leslie Horn
2019-08-07 13:58:35




Watch Post Malone Play Beer Pong, Sing Irish Folk Music With Jimmy Fallon
Earlier this week, at a Bud Lite-sponsored New York show, lovable punching bag Post Malone debuted a new single called "Circles" and announced that he'd have a new album out next month. He also covered "Santeria" with Sublime With Rome backing him up, which i…
Earlier this week, at a Bud Lite-sponsored New York show, lovable punching bag Post Malone debuted a new single called “Circles” and announced that he’d have a new album out next month. He also covered “Santeria” with Sublime With Rome backing him up, which i… [+1750 chars]
Tom Breihan
2019-08-07 13:28:13
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