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The Met Will Stage Its First Opera by a Black Composer
The company is making plans to bring Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” to New York.
I wish my father was alive, Mr. Blanchard said in a telephone interview. He was an avid opera fanatic. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is based on a memoir by Charles Blow, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times, with a libretto by the writer and director Kasi… [+1455 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-09-20 19:12:51




Google-Doodle zu B.B. King: Der Mann, der die Gitarre singen ließ
Er prägte Generationen von Musikern - von Eric Clapton bis Jimi Hendrix: B.B. King war einer der legendärsten Blues-Interpreten seiner Generation. Heute wäre er 94 Jahre alt geworden.
Montag, 16.09.2019   04:20 Uhr Wer an diesem Montag die Startseite von Google ansteuert, bekommt dort statt des gewohnten Logos eine Animation eines Musikers mit Gitarre und famosem Anzug zu sehen. Es handelt sich um niemand anderen als B.B. King. An diesem… [+2165 chars]
SPIEGEL ONLINE
2019-09-16 02:20:42




"Dachau liest": Leben zwischen Rhythm & Blues
Zum Auftakt des Literaturfests erzählt Radiomoderator Fritz Egner von Begegnungen mit den Größen der Musikbranche. Andere Autoren führen in Krimiwelten oder in aktuelle politische Debatten hinein
Zum Auftakt des Literaturfests erzählt Radiomoderator Fritz Egner von Begegnungen mit den Größen der Musikbranche. Andere Autoren führen in Krimiwelten oder in aktuelle politische Debatten hineinIm Oktober rascheln die Buchseiten wieder. Zum sechsten Mal bere… [+4344 chars]
Von Franziska Stolz, Dachau
2019-10-01 20:08:01




Fleetwood Mac’s 50 Greatest Songs
From British blues to California rock, from smooth sunshine to the most haunting breakup epics ever
In 1976, early in therecording process of what would come to be Fleetwood Mac’s epochal album Rumours,they took some time off from touring and rented a house in Florida to work onnew material. With the two relationships at the center of the band unraveling,it… [+1305 chars]
Christopher Weingarten
2019-09-22 16:28:00




Flashback: Hear B.B. King, Randy Travis Collaborate on ‘Waiting on the Light to Change’
Renowned blues icon was born on September 16th in 1925
Blues icon B.B. King often said in interviews that the blues and country music were “first cousins.” Riley B. “Blues Boy” King was born on this day in 1925, and is being paid tribute in today’s Google Doodle, which depicts the legendary musician playing his s… [+2868 chars]
Jon Freeman
2019-09-16 19:14:41




Gong Gong Gong: Phantom Rhythm 幽靈節奏 (幽霊リズム)
The Beijing-based post-punk duo stack garage instrumentation, Ali Farka Touré melodies, and dissonance without a whiff of the baroque.
A couple of misfits and a brash bouquet of sound: These are the building blocks from which rocknroll sprang. Beijing-based Gong Gong Gong slot directly into the canonthe streamlined duo of Tom Ng and Joshua Frank use two of the most familiar instruments in th… [+2431 chars]
Linnie Greene
2019-10-10 05:00:00




Jacquees, Young Thug, and Gunna Want to Teach You How to Verify Your Relationships
Acrobatic singer and Atlanta stars get equal parts sensual and ridiculous on their latest collaboration, "Verify"
Good — or at least entertaining — R&B often succeeds on how well it embraces the highest of stakes. When it comes to the expansive inner worlds of rhythm and blues, the flirting is Machiavellian, everyone spits game like the Bard, and the subsequent sex i… [+1553 chars]
Charles Holmes
2019-09-23 16:07:16




Exclusive Preview: The Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Let It Bleed’
A debate over which Rolling Stones album is the best can have felonious results, but this near-lifelong fan will make the case for 1969’s “Let It Bleed” — the second in the group’s grand-slam of consecutive classics that began in 1968 with “Beggars Banquet” a…
A debate over which Rolling Stones album is the best can have felonious results, but this near-lifelong fan will make the case for 1969’s “Let It Bleed” — the second in the group’s grand-slam of consecutive classics that began in 1968 with “Beggars Banquet” a… [+6973 chars]
Jem Aswad
2019-09-20 14:10:08




Chicano Batman, keeping the Latino rhythm and blues alive and well
"We're four Latinos breaking through in a market of rock music and succeeding. That's the face of immigration or migration or however you want to call it. That shifts a lot of people's preconceived notion of the status quo and that feels good." From Los Angel…
MetaFilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment to. A typical weblog is one person posting their thoughts on the unique things they find on the web. This website exists to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond… [+60 chars]
filthy light thief
2019-09-29 04:48:41




Country Music Is More Diverse Than You Think
Common stereotypes overlook the roles that blacks and women have played in shaping a uniquely American genre.
When A.P. Carter collected songs for the Carter Family, he brought along Lesley Riddle, a black slide guitar player, to help him remember the melodies. Riddle also taught the Carters a hymn from his church, When the Worlds on Fire, which they recorded. They t… [+1210 chars]
Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
2019-09-13 19:00:04




Battling Road Rage with Rhythm
Music is the antidote. The post Battling Road Rage with Rhythm appeared first on The Good Men Project.
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. ~  Bruce Springsteen. Theres a lot of truth in that sentence. Music is the universal language. It takes a message, wraps it in melody, molds it into a lyrical style and han… [+5101 chars]
Tim Clark
2019-10-11 15:30:28




Ginger Baker’s Best: A Deep Dive Into the Late Drummer’s Hidden Gems (Listen)
When Ginger Baker died Sunday at the age of 80 after years of ill health, the rock era lost its first real superstar drummer. Mind you, Baker would’ve absolutely hated having his name tied to anything rock — in death and he did in life — despite having made h…
When Ginger Baker died Sunday at the age of 80 after years of ill health, the rock era lost its first real superstar drummer. Mind you, Baker would’ve absolutely hated having his name tied to anything rock — in death and he did in life — despite having made … [+5360 chars]
chrislwillman
2019-10-06 20:11:01




Concert Review: Gary Clark Jr. Mixes Rock Intensity and Soul Grooves at Hollywood Bowl
Back in the early ‘70s, Eric Clapton and Marvin Gaye fulfilled very different functions in the rock and soul pantheon — a twain to be enjoyed, and never exactly to meet. It only took four and a half decades or so for Gary Clark Jr. to come along and be the gu…
Back in the early ‘70s, Eric Clapton and Marvin Gaye fulfilled very different functions in the rock and soul pantheon — a twain to be enjoyed, and never exactly to meet. It only took four and a half decades or so for Gary Clark Jr. to come along and be the gu… [+5007 chars]
chrislwillman
2019-10-01 20:44:46




The Bard of Bedtime
Sandra Boynton’s picture books have sold 75 million copies, captivating children and the adults who read to them. What’s the secret to her popularity?
John Cuneo I knew I was in the right place when I spotted cartoon-fowl statuaries flanking the gate of a rural drive. Bright, fat beaks and combs bulged out from stoic, teardrop bodies. These were unmistakably Sandra Boynton chickens. Since the early 1970s, B… [+14850 chars]
Ian Bogost
2019-10-08 12:00:00




Le Guess Who? 2019 Announces Full Lineup
The eclectic Utrecht festival Le Guess Who? is now under two months away. In announcements over the past couple months, the 2019 installment of the festival was already shaping up to be adventurous and expansive even by its past standards. But today, as Le Gu…
The eclectic Utrecht festival Le Guess Who? is now under two months away. In announcements over the past couplemonths, the 2019 installment of the festival was already shaping up to be adventurous and expansive even by its past standards. But today, as Le Gue… [+4353 chars]
Ryan Leas
2019-09-20 15:34:57




Filmmaker Ken Burns Attributes Country Music's Enduring Appeal To Its Focus On Love And Loss
Country Music, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by documentarian Ken Burns, debuted earlier this month on PBS. The entire series can be streamed via PBS’ Passport for six months, through March 15, 2020.
Country Music, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by documentarian Ken Burns, debuted earlier this month on PBS.  The entire series can be streamed via PBS Passport for six months, through March 15, 2020.Alfred A. Knopf, Burns longtime publisher… [+8822 chars]
Jane Levere, Contributor, Jane Levere, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/janelevere/
2019-10-01 02:55:00




Podcast Reload: Programa 2, Temporada 11
Apple Arcade nos lo pone fácil con Sayonara Wild Hearts y Mutazione, hablamos de Blasphemous y también de Link's Awakening.
Queríamos hacer esta semana muy deprisa, corriendo como Naruto, la parte sobre la actualidad; al final nos hemos detenido un poco en ese plan malvado de la ESA para el posible E3 de 2020. Lo importante, en cualquier caso, vuelven a ser los lanzamientos. Tení… [+516 chars]
Pep Sànchez
2019-09-23 07:00:00




Chicago rapper Polo G teams up with Mustard for “Heartless”: Stream
Chicago rapper Polo G has shared a new song called "Heartless" featuring Mustard. The song arrives with a music video, too. Watch it now.
Chicago rapper Polo G has dropped a new single called “Heartless” featuring Mustard. He has shared a coinciding music video, too. Check it out below. “Heartless” is the first new material we’re hearing from Polo G after the release of his debut album, Die a … [+1324 chars]
Nina Corcoran
2019-09-23 01:08:19




13 New Songs Released Today
Listen to new songs from Cursive, Ben Watt (Everything But the Girl), Ariel View, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Zeta, Josienne Clarke, Gatecreeper, Street Sects, and more. Continue reading…
Josienne Clarke So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that wed call indie, and talk about what metal is coming out. We post music news, show recaps, track premieres, and mor… [+5475 chars]
BrooklynVegan Staff
2019-09-24 22:12:43




As Cup-winning Blues showed, games lost early don't have to spell the end
After going from worst in early January to Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues became the poster boys for coming together at the right time.
When the Tampa Bay Lightning woke up on Jan. 3 atop the NHL standings, the St. Louis Blues were dead last. Tampa had won 31 of its first 39 games while St. Louis had won just 15 of its first 37. The Lightning staked themselves to a 30-point lead on the Blues… [+5677 chars]
Stephen Whyno AP
2019-09-25 20:25:21
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