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“New York City, she speaks to me in tongues,” declares Swedish art-pop diva Neneh Cherry on “Across the Water.” She gives as good as she gets: The …

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The Last Mardi Gras

This two-night 1978 set is an excellent entree to an artist whose live dates were often more vital than his studio ones. The storied New Orleans …

Mardi Gras

Mapping Differences In America's Musical Tastes, State By State

Are you streaming music right now? If you're in America's Pacific region, there's a much better chance you're nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia, which you'd be more likely to be doing if you were across the country in the South Atlantic. Those observations come from a …

Justin Bieber's custody footage released

Prosecutors have disclosed hours of video footage from Justin Bieber’s visit to a Florida police station, where he was tested for drink driving. The footage shows the singer being frisked and walking a straight-line sobriety test.<p>Officials permitted the release of the videos after weeks of …

Rihanna to make concept album for DreamWorks animated film

Rihanna is poised to take her music into the world of children’s movies. The Barbadian pop star has been cast as a voice actor in the animated film Home, and is due to drop a concept album based on the film this year, according to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.<p>“In addition to her …

Rick Ross Defends Controversial Trayvon Martin Lyric

Rick Ross has been forced to defend a controversial lyric involving Trayvon Martin found on his upcoming album <i>Mastermind</i>.<p>In new song “Black and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Spotify and Ministry of Sound settle music playlists copyright lawsuit

Dance brand Ministry of Sound and streaming service Spotify have reached an “amicable” out-of-court settlement in their legal battle over music playlists.<p>Ministry sued Spotify in September 2013, claiming that the latter had refused to delete playlists based on Ministry compilations that had been …

Alice Coltrane On Piano Jazz

On this episode of <i>Piano Jazz,</i> pianist and composer Alice Coltrane shimmers on a set of her original tunes and honors the legacy of her husband, saxophonist John Coltrane. She also duets with host Marian McPartland in Trane's "Giant Steps" and "Miles' Mode."<p>"I remember her working at Birdland back …

Kanye West Surprises German Fans at Drake Concert

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Drake’s concert in Berlin, Germany Thursday night, where the rapper performed the <i>Yeezus</i> track “Black …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore's Grammy Text, Teases New Albums

*Photo by Pooneh Ghana<br>*<p>Kendrick Lamar has responded to Macklemore's post-Grammy text message in his latest interview with Billboard. Kendrick initially responded to the text, in which Macklemore said that Kendrick deserved the Grammy for Best Rap Album, by saying that Macklemore's win was "well …

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It's not unusual for Cuban cigars to sell for $1.1m – but Tom Jones is new guest

Cigar enthusiasts on Saturday paid more than $1.1m (£650,000) for six handmade Cuban humidors, at the gala closing of Havana’s 16th annual Cigar Festival.<p>The hot item was a one-of-a-kind handcrafted humidor packed with Montecristo cigars that fetched $235,000.<p>The Welsh crooner Tom Jones was among …

Mitch Winehouse: 'Amy's lasting legacy will be saving children from addiction'

She blazed a trail during her rollercoaster life and now, even in death, Amy Winehouse will be changing people's lives.<p>The foundation set up in the late singer's name will launch a five-year programme tomorrow to take former drug users and alcoholics into schools, giving pupils the chance to talk …

London's biggest nightclub opens

London's biggest nightclub opened its doors on Saturday, a venue with a capacity of 3,000 promising something of the alfresco debauchery of Ibiza with an outdoor terrace incongruously sited next to the Blackwall Tunnel.<p>Studio 338 is in Greenwich, south-east London, and has hot air pumped into the …

David Bowie's catharsis in divided Berlin revealed in adapted V&A show

It was the fastest-selling show the Victoria and Albert Museum has ever staged. But when the David Bowie Is exhibition moves to Berlin this summer, there will be a few notable tweaks.<p>Bowie's cathartic years in the chrysalis of divided Berlin are counted as among the singer's most innovative. And so …

Pharrell Williams' Happy returns to No 1 after selling millionth copy

Pharrell Williams has sold his millionth copy of the song Happy, sending the single back to No 1 for the third time this year.<p>Basking in the glow of his Oscar-night performance, where Happy was nominated for best song, Williams is also enjoying an historic chart success. It has been more than a …

Chris Brown ordered to remain in anger management programme

Chris Brown has been ordered to remain in his anger management and drug rehabilitation programme for another two months. Although the singer has reportedly responded well to therapy, a Los Angeles judge has instructed him to continue receiving full-time treatment until he stands trial for assault, …

Pharrell’s ‘Mountain’ Hat Bought by Arby’s for $44,100

For all the derision and confusion Pharrell has received for his oversized, Smokey the Bear hat, it now has some philanthropic benefit.<p>Beyond …

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Hear Big K.R.I.T.’s Slow-Rolling ‘New Agenda’ With Rick Ross

Mississippi country-rap auteur Big K.R.I.T. is readying <i>Cadillactica</i>, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Def Jam debut <i>Live From the …

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Janelle Monáe, Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg, War On Drugs, Action Bronson, More to Play Roots Picnic

The Roots are bringing their Roots Picnic festival to their hometown of Philadelphia for a seventh year. This year's fest takes place May 31, at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. Okayplayer has now unveiled the lineup. Along with the Roots, who will play their own set as well as one backing up Snoop …

Janelle Monáe

Kanye West Brings Donda Music to Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Jay Z‘s Roc Nation announced Monday that they will be managing Donda Music, a branch of Kanye West‘s creative house Donda, effective immediately. The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Neil Young Reissuing Time Fades Away For the First Time on Record Store Day

Neil Young's 1973 album <i>Time Fades Away</i> is a live album featuring his backing band the Stray Gators, and beyond its initial release, has never been reissued. That is, until Record Store Day on April 19. Remastered from the original analog recordings, the album will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.<p>…

Vinyl Records

band crush: rainy milo

Plenty of artists have the internet to thank as their pathway to success-- after all, it's tough to remember a time pre-Soundcloud--but for Rainy …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

15 Bands to Watch in 2014

<b>Ah, a new year.</b> And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …