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Eminem doesn’t sound revived at all on ‘Revival’ — a first-impressions review

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s nice that Eminem hates Trump, but that doesn’t forgive his current inability to write music that’s fun to listen to.

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NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list).

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Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2016

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

From rock giants like The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Green Day to up-and-comers like Car Seat Headrest and Mitski.

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Young M.A. continues to blow up, adds 2nd NYC show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The “hottest rapper in New York” has been co-signed by Beyonce, Jadakiss, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, and more.

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Patti Smith, Alicia Keys & A$AP Rocky playing 2016 Black Ball benefit

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Keep A Child Alive’s 13th annual Black Ball benefit, “an evening of music and philanthropy to reignite the spirit of ’80s activism to end AIDS,” goes down at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on October 19…

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Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange & more playing TIDAL concert at Barclays Center

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Like they did last year, streaming service Tidal is throwing a big, star-studded benefit concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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Courtney Barnett, Drake, Fred Armisen & more set for SNL

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Saturday Night Live has been on a roll with getting awesome rising musicians to perform lately. They just had Margo Price, and now they revealed the hosts and musical guests for the three final shows of this season, including indie rock breakout Courtney Barnett on the season finale (5/21)…

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Making Waves and Asking Questions: Explaining Why We Need The Fair Play, Fair Pay Act in the U.S.

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Tom Godber via Flickr

With the many headlines that have been seen over the past couple years regarding streaming services and artist revenue-related topics, even the casual music fan and average U.S. citizen may have begun to wonder what is going on behind-the-scenes of the music business as it relates to these topics. Perhaps, while driving in the car with the radio on, a listener familiar with some of the news coverage of an artist or company begins to wonder if and how the songwriters, producers, singers and musicians involved with creating the music in the song they ...

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Vita And The Woolf Make Their Mark on the Path of a New Trail in Philly Music

Source: Rock On Philly

The seemingly inescapable name Vita And The Woolf has spent most of 2015 already on the radar of many in the Philly music scene, performing in WXPN sessions and Red Bull Sound Select performances. For Jennifer Pague and company, this has simply been the nature of their rising emergence. A walk in the park, albeit off the beaten path, the band seeks to make their way in pursuit of a creative direction and through the power of live performance. In anticipation of a stripped-down WXPN “Live At Lunch” performance in Dilworth Park this Wednesday at noon, Rock On Philly ...

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James Bay Melted Hearts and Brought Soul to The Troc

Source: Rock On Philly

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Arch Street in our beloved Philly, a line that started off as a small clump of people formed outside of the legendary Trocadero Theatre. This crowd, which was a pretty even mix of women and men, were waiting for doors to open for the heavily anticipated, sold-out show that headlined singer-songwriter James Bay. Only being familiar with three of Bay’s songs, I couldn’t help but overhear the rest of the crowd in front of me in line. Many of them had heard of Bay through seeing him open for Hozier at the same venue roughly ...

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Pharrell Williams: G I R L

Source: Short and Sweet NYC » Music

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G I R L
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That damn Pharrell is so hot right now! In the past year he was part of most of the songs you never stopped hearing such as “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky,” and of course the Academy Award-nominated “Happy.” So it’s a perfect time to launch a new album, especially an album that features Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and our favorite French robots, Daft Punk.

The album, entitled G I R L, as you might expect, is filled with pop-friendly hooks, enticing beats, and near-perfect production. What else might one expect from the producer-of-the-moment? ...

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Inside the Studio with John Storyk @ Drexel University

Source: Rock On Philly

This past Thursday, The Recording Academy’s Philadelphia Chapter, along with Drexel University’s Westphal School of Media Arts, hosted “Inside the Studio with John Storyk: The Evolution of Studio Design from Jimi Hendrix to Jay Z” at the URBN Center. From 6PM to 10PM, this legendary studio architect took us through the highlights of his career thus far, which includes the design and construction of over 3000 recording studios, radio stations, video suites, clubs, concert halls, and theaters. Mr. Storyk has also built private studios for Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, and ...

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