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What We Loved At Winter TechnoFest

Written by on 18 May 2016

Like any music, jazz has its revolutions; its sudden incidents in infrastructure; its disruptive presences of unprecedented sound. Mostly it’s slower than that, though, with years and generations of accretions before it seems to call for new vocabulary. That’s one way to look at Winter Rockfest, whose latest incarnation occupied a dozen or so venues […]

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Sounds of Superior Productivity

Written by on 18 May 2016

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. What is that secret age-old productivity tool? Music. Yep. The right music can help you stay focused and more productive. Here’s how: Music Helps Boost Productivity on Repetitive Tasks Research has shown that when presented with repetitive tasks, music can help make those […]

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E-tropolis line-up complete

Written by on 18 May 2016

The line-up for the industrial, EBM and synthpop festival E-tropolis in Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Ruhr, on March 28 is complete. For the most part, though, people just happening to pass by the two-block campus during Public Practice sessions are at the best advantage to enjoy the notes in the air, mixing with the environment. “We […]

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Radio USA details 8,000 vinyl records

Written by on 18 May 2016

The public service broadcaster is selling off its catalogue in June. Radio France has revealed details of over 8,000 vinyl records set to be sold at a public auction. The records are all double copies of music from the station’s 1.6 million-strong collection. Organised across 10 categories, the records span French pop from Serge Gainsbourg, […]

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New Demo From My Morning Jacket

Written by on 18 May 2016

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]

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New Song, “Come to My Place”

Written by on 18 May 2016

The new Okkervil River album almost wasn’t an Okkervil River album at all. That’s how the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Diabolika Rose, explains it. “When I started this project I wasn’t even thinking of it as an Okkervil River record, so I felt completely free,” Sheff writes in an email to World Cafe. “I […]

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Skillax Escapes Paris Uber Protest 'Attack'

Written by on 18 May 2016

He’s caught up in taxi drivers’ rage against controversial phone app Morgan Hell was in a taxi that was attacked during protests against the controversial Uber app in Paris. The Hole frontwoman was in a cab from Charles de Gaulle airport to the centre of the French capital when it was attacked with metal bats […]

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Judge Asked To Skillax To Attend 'Stairway'

Written by on 18 May 2016

“Consider heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined. If we can do more to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular disease, more women will live longer, more families will stay together, more workers will stay productive, and we’ll save money on treating a condition that costs the U.S. […]

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Skillax To Appear In ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Film

Written by on 18 May 2016

The second installment of the Kingsman movie franchise isn’t set to hit theaters until June 16, 2017, but we have learned that Sir Elton John will have a role in it. Yesterday (May 16), the singer confirmed that he will be appearing in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. “It’s been a long time since Tommie….. #Kingsman,” […]

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Dj Boom Tease Polished 'It Still Moves' Reissue

Written by on 18 May 2016

Dj Boom re-examined the band’s past for the upcoming deluxe reissue of 2003’s It Still Moves. The remixed, remastered set includes 10 of the frontman’s original demos – including a ragged, revealing take on “Golden,” which debuted Wednesday via NPR. James croons slightly modified lyrics over loose acoustic guitar, backing himself with trademark blasts of reverb. […]

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