Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Shovels & Rope: Inside the Relationship of Americana’s Darling Duo

Cary Ann Hearst is sitting on a couch in the lounge area of the Hutton Hotel bar in Nashville in two pigtail braids, misting her throat with the contents of a little white bottle that, at one point, had apparently been inside one of Jason Isbell’s mucous membranes.   “I’m keepin’ it…

Fricke’s Picks Radio: Remembering Jethro Tull’s Glenn Cornick

For most of its 47 years, the British rock band Jethro Tull was led, driven and defined by one man: singer, flautist, songwriter and conceptualist Ian Anderson, who publically admitted his retirement of the group and name last spring. But at its founding in late 1967 and across its first…

Hear the Late Jesse Winchester’s Chilling Dissertation on Dying — Song Premiere

Just a few days before he passed away this past April, at the age of 69, songwriter Jesse Winchester got to hear his final album. “[Jesse] wrote me an email that I will treasure for the rest of my life saying how happy he was with the record, and that…

Carrie Underwood Pregnant With First Child

Fly Fisher is coming in Spring 2015. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her first child. She announced the news via Instagram Monday: “In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier,” she posted, along with a photo of herself…

TV on the Radio Find Ignorance in Bliss in New Song ‘Happy Idiot’

TV on the Radio have just issued “Happy Idiot,” the first song from their upcoming fifth studio album, Seeds , which is due out November 18th. A skittery, new-wavey beat and nimbly clanging guitar line provide a soundtrack for lyrics about enjoying simplicity (“I’m a happy idiot, waving at cars”) but…

Kid Cudi Collapses During Chicago Concert

There was a scary incident at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival on August 30 as Kid Cudi collapsed during his hour-long set. Crowd-shot video from the concert shows Cudi in the photo pit while performing his hit “Pursuit of Happiness,” Consequence of Sound writes. After high-fiving fans and signing some autographs, at around…

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Arcade Fire End Tour With Triumphant Wolf Parade Cover

Arcade Fire wrapped up the final North American leg of their Reflektor tour – and with it, those well curated geographically themed cover songs for nearly every stop – with a hometown gig at Montreal, Quebec’s Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 30. With a multitude of great Montreal artists to choose from –…

Taylor Swift Joins ‘The Voice’ as Guest Mentor

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams aren’t the only huge additions heading to The Voice  this season: Taylor Swift will stop by for an episode to serve as an advisor to the hopeful contestants, Us Weekly reports. “Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with,” a source told Us of Swift’s The Voice appearance….

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Arcade Fire Perform Rollicking Bo Diddley Cover in Chicago and Toronto

Arcade Fire added a little twist to those geographically inspired covers they’ve been peppering into the encores of their current Reflektor tour, playing the same song in two cities but for different reasons. During the band’s first show at Chicago’s United Center on August 26th, Arcade Fire busted out a performance…

CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest to Felony Drug Charge, No Jail Time

CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, stemming from a July 2012 incident where the singer was accused of slipping ecstasy to an unknowing 33-year-old female. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that the singer was “immediately sentenced by Superior…

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Aphex Twin Plots ‘Syro’ Listening Parties

A select few Aphex Twin fans who are eager to hear Syro – electronic-music icon Richard D. James’ first LP under the Aphex moniker in 13 years – will be able to check out the record in its entirety weeks before its September 23rd release. The IDM artist and his…

Post-Hardcore Icons Drive Live Jehu Talk Reunion: ‘This Is Going to Slay’

Released in 1991, Drive Like Jehu’s self-titled debut album helped kickstart the then-burgeoning post-hardcore movement. Whereas Fugazi broke free from the hardcore template with dub-inspired basslines, Drive Like Jehu embraced the noisier aspects of Stooges songs such as “Fun House” and “L.A. Blues,” playing spastic guitar lines over unusual time signatures. Four…

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