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Apple Releases Music Memos, A Recorder App For Musicians

Voice Memos has long been a sort of catchall for iPhone users that want to record anything that makes sound. For musicians the stock iPhone app has been a useful tool, but perhaps no more useful than any other basic recorder for capturing music creation.<p>In conjunction with today’s GarageBand …

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Purple Clover

Purple Clover. 8,335,500 likes · 3,036,870 talking about this. Still Crazy After All These Years: For those of us who are young in spirit, if not in …

Trent Shelton

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35 Years After Minnie Riperton's Death, New Fans Still Find Her

"There are just some songs you just don't touch because they're done so well, so like, don't even try," says 24-year-old Moses Sumney. "But I'm going to try."<p>On Saturday night under the stars in downtown Los Angeles, Sumney will join the Decoders, along with more than two dozen musicians and …

You can now listen to headphones through your hoodie

So you just bought a flashy pair of headphones, and you're worried that your hoodie might prevent you from flaunting your new gear. Are you stuck? Not if you pick up Betabrand's upcoming Audio Engineer jacket. Its hood is made of the same "acoustically transparent" fabric you'd find in a nice set …

Breaking a 700-Year-Old Tradition: The American Islamic Gospel Drummer

When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan wraps up at the end of July, a small group of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will celebrate with the the sounds of Qawwali, an ancient, trance-like form of devotional music.<p>The 700-year-old gospel is a lesser-known offshoot of the world’s second-largest …

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

'Finding Fela' Pays Homage To Legendary African Musician, Fela Kuti (VIDEO)

After landing success as a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, the story chronicling the life and times of groundbreaking African composer, performer and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is the subject of the newly released documentary, “Finding Fela.”<p>The Alex Gibney directed film takes an …

Jimi Hendrix Jams Bluesy Solo on Rare Curtis Knight R&B Tune

Previously unreleased "Station Break" appears on the box set 'You Can't Use My Name'<p>Jimi Hendrix plays a fluid, bluesy guitar solo on an instrumental …

Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!" Hits Record-Making Status

From Billboard:<p>Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, hits hallowed ground atop the Billboard Hot 100: It reigns for a 10th week, …

Robert Plant Announces North American Tour Dates With The Pixies

Kicking off Sunday, May 24, at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters are playing a string of North …

Taylor Swift ditched Spotify, but will stream to all 17,000 people on Jay Z's Tidal music service

Will the addition of pop's biggest act help Tidal find a more mainstream audience?<p>Jay Z recently spent $56 million to purchase Aspiro, the Swedish tech company behind the streaming music services Tidal and WiMP. And the company is putting its new cash to work. As of yesterday, tracks from Taylor …

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Billy Thompson (Band) | Blues from Washington, DC

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22<p>SHARES<p>Photo by Liz England<p>Beach time it is. Not only is it Miami Music Week with Ultra and WMC in full South Beach swing, but it's also a scorching …

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

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If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Wellness

Sometimes You Just Need Pudding; Here Are 11 Recipes

Chocolate, vanilla, rice, and tapioca—we love all pudding equally. Here are 11 great recipes for it.<p><b>There's something very comforting about pudding</b>, whether it is of the chocolate or rice variety. It's just you, a bowl, and a spoon, ya know? We feel you. Here are 11 recipes to satiate that need.

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Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

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The Complete Fall 2015 Trend Guide

4 cities, 1 season. Let's go.<p>Fashion month has come to a close, and while we had a lot of fun out there on the streets, the real point of all of this, of course, is to look forward to next season. Watching every single runway show from all of the cities has taught us a lot, so here, we rounded up …

The Power of Solitude

The Mystery of Solitude is one of the greatest mysteries in our life. As human beings, we are social creatures and, without others around us from …

Improv Changed My Life: 10 Ways It Will Make YOU Awesome

Lights up! I’m blinded, but still manage to make out 30 strange faces staring directly at me. They’re silent, but the air is breathing with the tense …

50 great moments in jazz: John Coltrane's giant step for improvisation

Perhaps the most influential saxophonist all of time, Coltrane produced an intensely soulful sound that reached way beyond the jazz cognoscenti<p>Miles Davis was a good authority on the saxophonist John Coltrane, who played in one of the trumpeter's bands in the 1950s. Their time spent working …

4 Ways to Improvise

Written by Michael Fox<br>Published: <b>September 17, 2014</b> at 7:59 PM [UTC]<p>When I first walked down this path of using strings to create sound, I was unaware …

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