#Music Community

Black Music Action Coalition, Rolling Loud California Team for Social Justice Initiatives

The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) and hip-hop festival Rolling Loud, whose California edition is scheduled for Dec. 10 to 12 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, have announced a partnership to promote awareness of social justice issues. The organization will prioritize activism and community through a series of panel discussions, fundraising efforts and more throughout the three-day festival. Discussions will feature industry thought leaders, activists, and musicians who have used their platforms to advocate for change. BMAC was formed as an advocacy group whose principal goals are to address systemic racism within the music business on behalf of “Black...
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“Holiday Pops” Returns to The Whiting

The community will once again be filled with holiday spirit and Christmas cheer as The Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint Symphony Chorus join to create an exciting, multi-genre presentation at The Whiting. The Holiday Pops performers will inspire and delight with the heartwarming musical traditions of the season, including a selection of Christmas carols chosen to encourage a festive audience sing-along!
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Chick Music is Closing After 79 Years as a Classic City Cornerstone

Every corner of downtown is filled with history and businesses that have fostered the whimsical music community Athens is known for—although many locations are just memories and topics of bar chatter now, especially after the pandemic. After 79 years of service as Athens’ oldest full service music store, Chick Music is closing its doors Wednesday, Dec. 15. However, this close is one of bittersweet relief: The Shepherd family is retiring.
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6 great Australian albums to get this Bandcamp Friday

It’s time for another Bandcamp Friday, the excellent scheme started at the onset of COVID-19 as a way to support musicians who saw their lives severely disrupted by the pandemic. It’s the monthly day when Bandcamp waives their revenue share, with all sale proceeds going to the artists in a...

Baby Bushka returns to the stage after immense loss and grief

For Baby Bushka, San Diego's world-famous Kate Bush ensemble, the last 19 months have been overwhelmed by disappointment, loss and grief. The band self-identifies as "the Kate Bush experience of your dreams," and eschews simpler titles like tribute or cover band. Of course, Kate Bush fans will hear their favorites at a Baby Bushka show, but the performances are something else entirely.
San Diego weekly Reader

Thank God (and the Irenic) for new all-ages venue

Kyle Mcmillan has lived in San Diego continuously since 1993, and he’s been involved in local music for almost that entire time — as a musician, booker, and manager. Now he’s opening a new all-ages club, Bridges, in Clairemont Mesa, and he’s adamant that a higher power inspired him. “I’ll...

Annual Black Fret Black Ball Returns to the Moody Theater in Austin

If you follows this site with any regularity, you know we love Black Fret. A music organization with a heart towards sponsoring and supporting the local music community, Black Fret is a shining example of what people can do when they get together for a united cause. When their annual year-end extravaganza was cancelled in 2020, we were crestfallen. Today, we’re happy to report, it’s back! Whether you’re a long time member or someone who wants to give back to local musicians, the Black Ball is a great opportunity support and enjoy live Austin music.

A Day Away: ‘St. Louis Sound’ showcases city’s musical contributions

The Gateway Arch, the zoo, Six Flags, Grant’s Farm, the Budweiser Clydesdales, plays at the Muny, a ballgame. Those are the attractions that drew my family and school field trips to St. Louis time after time in my youth. It was even a big deal in the ’60s to stand on an observation deck and watch planes take off and land at the airport.
Bay Weekly

Down in Naptown

For this year’s Giving Tuesday, the global generosity movement that traditionally follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, an Annapolis-based group that supports struggling musicians came up with an idea. The Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) debuted a first-of-its-kind song and video this week, featuring more than...

Houston Group Creates Cumbia Music Their Own Way

The origins of cumbia music can be traced all the way back to the 1800’s in Colombia, where the enslaved African people there blended their tribal sounds with the music made by the indigenous people of the land. But the genre has grown to have many adaptations throughout the world.

Trevor Noah To Host 64th Annual Grammy Awards

That's right, Trevor Noah will be hosting the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. The beloved late night host took on the role of award show host for the most recent ceremony this past March. Now, he's back and better than ever to celebrate the music of 2021. The CEO of the...
Arizona Daily Sun

On tour, The Senators share old tunes for the first time

Like so many, the Arizona-based folk band The Senators experienced life-shifting changes throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lead vocalist and guitarist Jesse Teer saw the birth of his second child. Quinn Scully, a bassist who dabbles in percussion, moved away from his hometown of Flagstaff for the first time in his life. Live shows, which put food in the mouths of each member and their families, were placed on hiatus with no promise of when they would return.

Trevor Noah to Host 2022 Grammys

Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards for the second consecutive year in 2022. The comedian and Daily Show host returns to the Staples Center (soon to be rechristened Arena) on January 31. In a press release, Grammys CEO Harvey Mason jr. wrote: “Trevor was amazing as our host...

Community Calendar: December 1st, 2021

24K Magic – at 9 p.m. at Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, 24K Magic, a Bruno Mars tribute show, offers a Bruno Mars concert experience with vocals, musicianship and choreography with hits like “Uptown Funk” and “24K Magic.” Tickets are $25. December 4. Safe x Sound film screening – At...