Fanatic. Happy December. As you know, vinyl production has slowed and often it takes a long time to get a record you ordered. I finally got a chance to hear the new Grouper album Shade on vinyl. I think it’s really good. There are so many records I’m waiting on!...
Robbie Shakespeare, a record producer and acclaimed bassist of the Jamaican duo Sly and Robbie, has died. He was 68.
It had been reported by The Jamaica Gleaner that the musician had recently undergone surgery related to his kidneys. He was living in a hospital in Florida before his death.
News of Shakespeare’s death was also shared by Jamaica’s Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport on its official Twitter.
“Minister [Olivia] Grange [is] saddened by the passing of the legendary bassist Robbie Shakespeare,” reads the ministry’s official statement. “Robbie’s loss will be felt by the industry at home and abroad. He will be...
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U.K. post-punk duo Wet Leg have been among the year’s most striking breakthrough success stories, and are no strangers to KCRW’s Top 30 Chart. Yet, somehow, this is their first time at number one. Perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising, given that they’ve released knockout single after knockout single (see: “Wet Dream”) in advance of their self-titled debut album, and anticipation of their first LA shows is so high that most of us at KCRW are basically orbiting the stratosphere. Now, if we could only get some enterprising soul out there to create the mash-up of “Chaise Longue” and the Daria theme song that this world truly deserves...
Ed Sheeran is doing what could reasonably be considered a series of “underplay” shows this week, mostly for winners of radio contests, including appearances at New York’s Empire State Building and Irving Plaza. Before he headed east, the pop superstar got his very intimate mini-tour underway with a hour-long show for SiriusXM subscribers at the Belasco Theatre, the smallest and most club-like of the downtown L.A. historic venues that are currently open for concerts.
The venue suited him well in everything but his fame level, at which point it stands out as a colossal mismatch. Sheeran can and does fill the...
For many, the holidays are that special time of the year when we are thankful for the people who are most important in our lives. This often includes family, however, a more recent trend has expanded this to include close friends. Over the past weekend, I celebrated this time of...
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “The Photo Album,” Death Cab for Cutie go all out with a mega deluxe edition bundle due in the spring of 2022. The album was released at a pivotal point in their career — it was time to decide whether or not to quit their day jobs. Thankfully they did and the album became a fan favorite, including an alternate lyric version of the song “Information Travels Faster.”
You need to know the legendary Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete! His nickname, pronounced “bowl-ah set-ay,” comes from the Portuguese for “seven ball” in snooker — the game’s only black ball apart from the eight ball, nodding to Sete as the only Black member in his jazz group. A visionary with a signature style, Sete played with Dizzy Gillespie and Vince Guaraldi. We’re sharing his composition “Soul Samba,” culled from “Bola Sete — Samba in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse, 1966-1968.”
Lucas Jagger has grown up so much, and he shared a ton of photos taken across the country, including a few with his dad. Time flies by so fast. Lucas Jagger shared a bunch of photos from his recent travels “around the U.S.” on Thursday November 18. The 22-year-old shared a variety of photos, including one where he and his dad Mick Jagger were spending a bit of quality time together. Lucas looks a lot like the 78-year-old Rolling Stones vocalist did during his younger years, but he’s quite a bit taller than Mick is.
Good morning! Wishing you a happy Monday, November 29th, 2021 from all of us at Viewing NYC!. Here's what the weather looks like in the City right now. Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.
American singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist Ted Nugent has slammed Dee Snider over a comment that seemingly celebrated his COVID diagnosis. At the beginning of the pandemic, Nugent took a public stance refusing the COVID vaccine and tested positive for the infectious disease in April of this yer. Upon hearing the news, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick shared some news headlines on social media about Nugent supporting COVID conspiracy theories and captioned the post “How it started, how it’s going”.
ANDERSON — The Anderson Symphony Orchestra will introduce Communion — an Indianapolis-based quartet — to local audiences at the ASO’s annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Paramount Theatre. The vocal group will perform traditional carols, contemporary classics made popular by Stevie Wonder and NSYNC and...
We are looking forward to February, when Beach House will issue their eighth studio album. We’ve already noticed that the duo expand their sound on the title track “Once Twice Melody” with a live string ensemble.
Good morning! Wishing you a happy Thursday, November 25th, 2021 from all of us at Viewing NYC!. Here's what the weather looks like in the City right now. Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.
EDITOR’S NOTE. Joe Baxter is one of my favorite people. He loves music, the Round Barn, his wife Jean, a club sandwich from Farmstead Cafe, Route 66 and America (not in that order). A songwriter and musician, he has a way with words and can turn a phrase such that you want to listen, or in this case, read for a while. If you are one of his “face friends” on social media, you know he can get you thinking with his posts and musings. He’s letting us post them here on The Luther Register! We’re trying something new. Find Joe at the Arcadia Round Barn where he is the head conversation aficionado catching stories from Route 66 travelers from all over the world. Thanks Ramblin’ Joe! ENJOY! – dawn.
Watch: Necessary Realness: BTS & Megan Thee Stallion FINALLY Together. Megan Thee Stallion announced that she's no longer performing at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21. The award-winning rapper, who was scheduled to hit the stage with BTS to perform their hit track, "Butter," shared the news on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The landscape of food media is diverse, and until recently the female voice has been faint and overshadowed by male counterparts. Writer and professor Mayukh Sen researches and reports on seven immigrant women who revolutionized how modern America cooks and eats. Yotam Ottenghi and test kitchen chef Noor Murad reach into the pantry, freezer, and fridge and have created recipes for forgotten ingredients. Master preserver Delilah Snell has tips on preserving this holiday season that go beyond canning. Filmmaker Scott Gawlik dives into the strange and wonderful world of table setting competition. Persimmons are plentiful at the farmer’s market. Finally, Arturo Enciso and Ana Salatino took their backyard baking project to greater heights, making kouign amann with masa and perfecting their concha for this week’s “In the Weeds.”