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Atlanta Soundtrack: Young Thug, Sarah Rae and a tribute to the late Tom Gray

With the arrival of a heralded new album, Punk, and a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, Young Thug’s influential and innovative presence as part of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene continues to build, even though he has already been going strong for a decade now. The 30-year-old Jeffery Lamar Williams grew up as the second youngest of 11 children in Sylvan Hills in the Jonesboro South housing projects. As a nod to the challenging hand he was first dealt in life, Young Thug’s first three mixtapes were titled I Came From Nothing 1, 2 and 3. (It should be noted that Atlanta’s Zone 3 is also where Atlanta rap royalty Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz and Ludacris all hail from.)
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Roxy Music – Avalon

EG,EG,Polydor,Polydor 2311 154, 2311.154 LP, Album Scandinavia 1982. Cover – Peter Saville (2) Engineer [The Power Station] – Bob Clearmountain. Producer [Production Assistants] – Barry Bongiovi. Producer [Production Assistants] – Benjamin Arbiter. Producer [Production Assistants] – Ian Little. Producer [Production Assistants] – Peter Revill. Media Condition: Mint (M) Sleeve Condition:...

Mike DeCapite's Playlist for His Novel "Jacket Weather"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. Mike DeCapite's novel...

Track by Track: Perfect Moment talk us through ‘KANGOUROU’

Alex Gow is a musician with incredible attention to detail. Best known for Oh Mercy, his new project Perfect Moment marries Australian kitsch with indie cocktail dance music. Think Leonard Cohen fronting New Order. The album KANGOUROU is an audacious excursion through love, loss, and lockdowns and contains a song...
Miami New Times

The Psychedelic Furs' New Album, Made of Rain, Proves the Band Isn't Quite Done Yet

It's hard to overstate how surprisingly good the new Psychedelic Furs album is. Bands four decades into a career, especially those that haven't released a new album in 29 years, aren't supposed to produce music this good. With a smattering of Brit-pop influence, Made of Rain harks back to the early 1980s wall of sound captured in hits like "Love My Way" and "Heaven."

Top events around Hull & East Yorkshire this week

We’ve got another amazing week ahead of us in Hull & East Yorkshire, packed full of amazing events and immersive attractions. This week sees the arrival of several live music gigs from local bands at The Polar Bear and international superstars at the Bonus Arena. There’s also a little bit of Dirty Dancing going on at Hull New Theatre. And if books are your thing then there’s an insightful day of author talks at the Festival of Words. Check out the full list below.

Best 80s Music: 200+ Songs Of Rock, Hip-Hop, And More

The 80s were an interesting time in music, with the heyday of 70s rock, soul, and jazz giving way to exciting new iterations and subgenres. Disco was on the way out, but it helped lead to house music, electronic, and hip-hop. Tentpole genres like rock and pop produced a number...
No Film School

We Speak with Todd Haynes about 'The Velvet Underground'

Check out our interview with director Todd Haynes!. When you're young your tastes can become, at times, almost rigid. You will brook no criticism of that book, film, album, band, burrito, tree, or shoe that you have formed a bond with; anything short of total allegiance and worship could be grounds for permanent dismissal.

Misheard Lyrics

Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ. 1960s. 1910 Fruitgum Company's, "Simon Says" Misheard Lyrics:. (Use some...

Asia’s Official Bootlegs

Multi-platinum selling English supergroup Asia are to release a 10 CD boxset, The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1, through BMG Records this coming 26th November. There will also be a digital album featuring a selection of 24 tracks taken from the full boxset, out on the same day. Asia was...

The Velvet Underground comes impossibly alive in stunning documentary

Though the most famous incarnation of the Velvet Underground was only around from 1965-1968, its influence on the direction of rock music is incalculable. Founded in New York by Long Island-born Lou Reed and Welshman John Cale, and soon joined by Sterling Morrison and Maureen “Moe” Tucker, the quartet and its beguiling sometimes-singer, Nico, served as the house band at Andy Warhol’s art space the Factory, where their glorious, drone-heavy din and wild Warhol-created light shows were a magnet for a cross-disciplinary posse of experimental filmmakers, painters, models, musicians and hangers-on.

Director Todd Haynes Talks New Documentary The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground are one of the most boundary pushing bands in the history of rock. To cement their legendary, influential status on the big screen, you couldn’t simply tell their story in a straightforward documentary. You needed a filmmaker who could capture the spirit of the 1960s counterculture scene,...

VA – The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes (2021)

2CD soundtrack is curated by the documentary’s director, Todd Haynes, and music supervisor Randall Poster. It includes well-known and rare tracks from the band as well as songs and performances that influenced The Velvet Underground, including the doo-wop of The Diablos, the groundbreaking rock & roll of Bo Diddley, and the avant-garde compositions of La Monte Young.

The Real Reason Andy Taylor Left Duran Duran In The '80s

With more than twenty Hot 100 hits throughout their career Duran Duran is one of the most successful groups in the history of popular music (via Billboard). When any band receives the kind of adulation Duran Duran received — especially in their 1980s heyday — personal and professional pressures mount. Duran Duran faced similar tension as early as 1986. Understanding the public and private dilemma Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor endured at that time reveals the real reason he left the group in the '80s.