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Gal Costa's Brazilian masterpiece Índia set for long-awaited vinyl reissue

May 17, 2017 In News<p><b>Featuring the original censored artwork.</b><p>Brazilian legend Gal Costa is to have her hugely influential 1972 album <i>Índia</i> reissued on …

Vinyl Records

Unforgettable album covers from world's most famous artists - CNN Style

PHOTO ESSAY: Meet 5 Jazz Artists of Color Making New Music With Healing Power

1 /<p><b>Brandee Younger</b> remembers the time she wished Barack Obama happy birthday on Facebook. “Six people blocked me,” the harp player says. “Two were …

Art Exhibit by Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn in DC: Pictures

Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings Give a Glimpse of 1940s New York

If you’re in New York City and you catch the Q train at the new subway station at 86th Street, you’ll glimpse a massive, scowling, photo-realistic portrait of the artist Alex Katz by his friend, the painter/photographer Chuck Close. But Katz’s presence can also be felt 30-odd blocks south. That’s …

Art

Back to the Underrated '80s Bands: 10 More You Need to Hear Now

<b>Wall of Voodoo</b><br>Let’s start with some homeboys. Noir poetry backed with new-wave synths and splashed with overdriven spaghetti Western guitar? It’s a …

This Artist Gave Colorful Parrots Elegant Legs, Because Why Not?

Nives Widauer's watercolors are full of irreverent surprises.<p>Dancing with awkward-limbed jigs and posing about in balletic positions, a company of parrots strive to find balance between their lovely, chromatic plumage and augmented, bipedal faculties. The shock of a parrot sprouting legs below his …

Top 30 Alternative Albums of the 1960s

In 1960, The Beatles were naff skiffle-beat teens; by 1970, they'd overseen a revolution. In a decade, rock'n'roll had exploded into a global …

Weird and Wonderful Digital Art from a Millennial POV

Artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions.<p>In a misty abyss depicted in <i>Wanderer above the Sea of Fog</i>, allights an alluring symbol of modern civilization: McDonald’s golden arches. Italian artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends …

The 20 best 7"s of 2016

<b>Small is beautiful.</b><p>With soundtracks, artwork and reissue lists behind us, we turn our attention to new music.<p>As in 2015, we’re splitting our new …

11 records from 2016 I’m thrilled to have in my record collection

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It was great in that we were blessed with some of the best music we've heard in years — sometimes at a breakneck pace, but tragic in that we …

'His Instrument Gave Me Wings': Remembering Synth Inventor Don Buchla

Don Buchla believed in the humanity of wires. The modular synth pioneer created an instrument like none other, one that relied on intuition, learning and, most importantly, human touch. He died September 14 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 79.<p>Commissioned by San Francisco Tape Center …

It’s Time To Retire ‘Hallelujah’ From In Memoriam Segments And Replace It With These Songs

At the 2016 Emmys this past Sunday, the wickedly talented, one and only Tori Kelly performed an emotional and tasteful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” It was good, I have to admit that much, if not a little milquetoast. But maybe we’re all just a little bored with the song being used …

Falla; Lorca: Encuentro CD review – tender fusion of flamenco and classical

Estrella Morente (soprano), Javier Perianes (piano) (Harmonia Mundi)<p>The sensuous, light, almost rasping voice of Estrella Morente gives authentic inflections to these songs of Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca. In the notes, Morente describes developing her better-known flamenco voice for …

Piano

Madeleine Peyroux: Secular Hymns review – immaculate simplicity

(Impulse!)<p>There’s an immaculate simplicity about the way Madeleine Peyroux and her two accompanists treat these 10 songs, which she calls secular hymns. With composers ranging from Stephen C Foster to Tom Waits, Willie Dixon to Linton Kwesi Johnson, the only subject they seem to have in common is …

Chicago Blues

Urgent Jumping! review – 70s gems from east Africa

(Sterns)<p>Whether Nigerian Afrobeat or Mali’s desert blues, West Africa has grabbed the lion’s share of acclaim for the continent’s musical legacy. As a corrective comes this treasure chest of dance classics from Kenya and Tanzania, made between 1972 and 1982, when Nairobi was a cultural hotspot, …

Africa

Rice says it regrets offense at band's performance mocking Baylor

Rice University issued a statement Saturday saying it regrets the performance by the marching band at halftime that addressed Baylor and its sexual assault scandal.<p>The Marching Owl Band (MOB) formed "IX" for Title IX, in reference to the lawsuits Baylor is facing, and a star, in reference to former …

5 albums we can't wait to check out this fall

<i>Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer — so this weekend we're previewing the</i> <i>games</i><i>, movies, music and more that our staff is most excited about</i> …

The Long, Strange Hunt for the Folk Singer Who Thought He Was the Next Messiah

It took author Mike Stax 15 years to make sense of the life and times of the musician Craig Smith, who was on the brink of fame before something inside him snapped.<p>You don't know his name now, but there was a time when Craig Smith was on the path to becoming a star. In the early 60s, the …

The best pop songs of all time

The best pop songs of all time are as varied and attention-grabbing as the artists who sing them. Topically, the cover everything from love and sex …

Music

The best country songs of all time

Today’s best country songs seem to revolve mostly around tractors, muddy boots and lining up shots at whiskey bars, but once upon a time the genre …

Video Explains The Story Behind Phish Classic 'Sleeping Monkey'

On July 23 Phish brought the main leg of their 2016 Summer Tour to a close at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California. The show ended …

7 Tracks That Will Make Your Labor Day BBQ Tastefully Lit

Impress your squad with everything from the classic deep house of Pepe Bradock, to Craig David, Mood Hut, and Yves Tumor's souful falsetto.<p>Labor Day is summer's last stand—a final excuse to kick it with your squad, gluttonize some gluten, and, of course, not work in the slightest! But for us here …

10 Hard Rock + Metal Bands That Best Utilize Multiple Vocalists

They say two heads are better than one, right? That's definitely the case for this Loud List as we shine the light on hard rock and metal bands who …

Internationally renowned jazz musician Till Brönner releases new album

Till Brönner is celebrated as Germany's most successful jazz performer - not just at home but all over the world. DW spoke to Germany's most …

Americana Music Releases for the week of Sept. 2nd

chatHere’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of September 2nd, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out …

Proto-punk: 10 records that paved the way for '76

<b>Punk may have seen ‘no future’, but it was not year zero. Four decades since it exploded onto the scene, Nick Soulsby traces the records that laid</b> …

John Prine & Sturgill Simpson Discuss Songwriting & Perform Together For Grammys

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine and on-the-rise singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson recently appeared together for a discussion regarding their …

Songwriting

20 great music videos of 2016 (so far) - Features - Alternative Press

The Video Music Awards are tonight, and they’ve included a few standouts in the nominees for the rock music videos category. But so many music videos …

Music