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Welcome to PopCrush’s Daily Break! Here’s a breakdown of today’s hottest pop culture and lifestyle stories as heard on PopCrush Nights, which aired across the country. Check out The Weeknd’s graphic achievement, Tinder’s latest feature below, and more.

“Blinding Lights” Now Longest Solo Song in “Billboard” Hot 100 History

The weekend Blinding lights has just gone down in history, becoming the oldest solo song in the Billboard Hot 100 List! The song just passed its 78th week on the roster, surpassing Jason Mraz’s I’m yours. (Going through Uproxx)

Are overnight adventures still a thing after the pandemic?

Has the COVID-19 pandemic made us hyper-aware of germs? A recent poll found that 61% of single men believe people will no longer participate in one night stands. Women are a little less worried, however: only 47% of women think that one-night stands will go away. (Going through Press release)

Tinder just added a new feature to prevent your ex from finding you

The geniuses of Tinder just saved you from some really awkward matches. Thanks to a new feature that prevents you from finding people in your phone’s contact list, you’ll no longer see your exes, coworkers, or loved ones (ew!) By swiping on Tinder. (Going through Tinder newsroom)

One person is to blame for Tuesday’s global internet blackout

A single anonymous IT client is responsible for the internet disruption – and not Kim Kardashian style! A client of Fastly, a cloud computing company, caused a software bug when he changed some settings earlier this week, according to the company. As a result, millions of people have lost connection to sites such as Amazon, Netflix, BBC, Spotify and even the White House. Fortunately, the outage only lasted 49 minutes. (Going through NPR)

Lewis Capaldi gets his own documentary film

Filmmaker Joe Pearlman is about to give us a glimpse into the life of 24-year-old singer Lewis Capaldi. A feature film about the Scottish rise to fame, from pub performances to world tours, is in the works. (Going through

Liam Payne Raises Awareness of Addiction and Mental Health

Being a teenager in the spotlight hasn’t been easy for singer Liam Payne. In a recent interview, Payne spoke about how One Direction’s fame impacted his mental health. He recalls seeing pictures of himself on a boat after taking pills and drinking, and said that was when he knew he needed help.

If you or a loved one is in crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

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Sleater-Kinney, Mammoth WVH, Lukas Nelson + POTR, The High Hawks and more Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000

Each week, Release Day Picks features new LPs and EPs for the JamBase team to check out on release day Friday. This week we’re highlighting new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Mammoth WVH, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, The High Hawks, Cory Wong & Dave Koz, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mr. Bungle, Julian Lage, Phosphorescent and Kendall Street Company. Read on for more information on the records we’ve all queued up to spin.

Sleater-Kinney – Way of well-being

The scoop: Sleater-Kinney’s 10th studio album, Way of well-being, is out today on Mom + Pop. This is Sleater-Kinney’s self-produced debut album, which currently features guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker. Way of well-being is also Sleater-Kinney’s debut album since the departure of longtime drummer Janet Weiss, who originally appeared on the band‘s third album, 1997’s Dig me up. Weiss left the band shortly before the release of their previous St. Vincent-produced album, 2019’s. The center will not hold. Tucker and Brownstein wrote and recorded Way of well-being last year in Portland, Oregon. The 11-track album features local musicians who have been asked to contribute to the recording sessions.

“The whole process was based on taking stock of who and what was nearby, on the generosity of time, spirit and contribution, but most of all on a mutual love, need and gratitude for make music, ”Tucker and Brownstein said.

Mammoth WVH – Mammoth WVH

The scoop: Wolfgang van halen today unveiled the eponymous debut album of his new Mammoth WVH project. While the talented son of the late Eddie Van Halen will take the music from the 14-track LP Ex1 Records / Explorer1 Music Group on the road with a new band, he has played all the instruments and sang all the songs on Mammoth WVH. The album was recorded with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette at 5150 Studios, the same facility where Van Halen prepared some of their most beloved LPs.

“A lot of people have, of course, preconceived ideas about what this should be. Like, ‘Oh, that’s the son, that must sound exactly like that.’ But I did all I could to be my own person. And I think it really shows on the album, ”Wolfgang told People regarding Mammoth WVH. “It’s very liberating to start this path now, rather than doing what everyone expects of me, to go out and just play covers of Van Halen songs. I don’t think I would ever want to do this. Never.”

Lukas Nelson and the promise of reality – A few stars apart

The scoop: A few stars apart is the new studio album by Lukas Nelson and the promise of reality. Singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson wrote the bulk of the songs on A few stars apart during last year’s pandemic. The band recorded the 11-song album in historic RCA Studio A in Nahville, where photos of Nelson’s father, Willie Nelson, hang on the walls. The sessions were led by producer Dave Cobb, who worked with Lukas on the feature film A star is born. POTR members were drummers / percussionists Anthony LoGerfo, bass player Corey mccormick, percussionist Tato Melgar and keyboardist Logan Metz. Guest singer Rina ford appears on the song “Hand Me A Light”, which she co-wrote with Lukas.

“How I feel influences what I write about,” Lukas Nelson said on The JamBase podcast. “Unless I’m trying to write about one thing in particular, it usually comes out based on how I’m feeling right now. I just write my thoughts down and try to hook them up.

The high hawks – The high hawks

The scoop: Jamgrass Supergroup The high hawks released their self-titled debut album. The star group consists of Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman, Railway land Tim Carbon, horseshoes and hand grenades ” Adam greuel, Americans who work hard ‘ Chad Staehly, DeadPhish Orchestra Brian adams and large American taxis Will stalk. The group’s relationships run deep, having collaborated in various formats over the years. The high hawks features covers of “Fly High” by Woody Guthrie and “Goodnight Irene” by Lead Belly, as well as 11 originals written by band members. Among the originals is “When the Dust Settles Down” by Staehly, written in response to the death of his HWA bandmate Neal Casal.

“The reason I think it worked so well is that we’ve known each other for so long,” Carbone said. “I was part of Adam’s group. I produced two Great American Taxi records. I worked with Chad in some really creative situations. I’ve known the guys from Leftover Salmon for over twenty years. They are a big happy family. It’s kind of the perfect situation. You have a bunch of guys who know and love each other. And oh yeah, by the way, we play these cool original songs too. “

Cory Wong and Dave Koz – Golden hour

The scoop: Guitarist Cory wong and saxophonist Dave koz release their collaborative album Golden hour today. The new record features the very prolific Wong teaming up with the famous smooth jazz saxophonist for 11 tracks that saw Koz step out of his comfort zone. “Recording Golden hour was the most fun I have ever had in the studio, ”Koz said in a statement. “It was also the most terrifying, but in a good way, because it was about being vulnerable and having to trust my own musical instincts, with everyone jamming on the arrangements at the same time.” These jams come from Wong’s 10-piece group and feature horn lines from Prince’s chief horn arranger. Michel nelson. Wong and Kox prefaced Golden hour with the opening number “Today” and Cory also talked about the album’s title track and the overall vibe:

In addition to “The Golden Hour” being one of Dave’s favorite songs on the album, the term conjures up a picture of an essential part of the day, either the afternoon before sunset or just after. the sunrise. This moment is all about capturing the warmth and authenticity, when you feel so alive and energized, excited about what the future may hold for you. It is this intersection between night and day, a moment of transition when the momentum shifts from one thing to another.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Magician – Butterfly 3000

The scoop: It is difficult to avoid the use of “prolific” to describe King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, who released their 18th studio album, Butterfly 3000. The mysterious album follows LW, which was released in February and last year KG. Australian rockers have kept details of Butterfly 3000 sparse, revealing only the number of 10-song tracks on the album while retaining their titles before release. The mystery was heightened by the fact that the group chose not to share any singles or even artwork until today’s release. What was revealed ahead of release day was a press release that read:

Butterfly 3000 might be their most fearless leap into the unknown yet; a suite of ten songs that all started out as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesizers, before being transformed into addictive, upbeat and utterly alluring dream-pop by the six-piece. The album simultaneously sounds like nothing they’ve ever done before, and full blast, no doubt Gizz, to its psych-a-tronic neon blossoming. It is without a doubt the most accessible and jubilant album of their career.

Mr. Bungle – The night they came home

The scoop: Cult heroes Mr. Bungle released the live album, The night they came home, today via Ipecac Recordings. Famous Northern California Experimental Rockers – Longtime Guitarist Trey spruance, singer Mike patton and bassist Trevor Dunn with the famous hard rocker guitarist Scott Ian (Anthrax, SOD) and drummer Dave lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) – captured the 14 song collection during their special Halloween 2020 livestream, The night they came home, which the group performed a day after the release of their first album in 21 years, Easter Bunny’s Unleashed Wrath Demo. The live compilation includes songs from the LP including “Bungle Grind” and “Eracist”, as well as a rendition of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Mr. Rogers to open the live album and a cover of “Loss Of “by Van Halen. Control ”to close it.

Julien Lage – Strabismus

The scoop: Jazz guitar virtuoso Julien lage debuted at Blue Note Records today with Squint. Lage co-produced the 11-song set with Margaret Glaspy and her longtime collaborator Armand Hirsch. The disc also includes the rhythm section of the guitarist composed of the bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave king (The worst). Squint sees Lage marrying his jazz roots with a singer-songwriter slant, aided by informal guidance from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. “I love improvised music and have always been fascinated by the music of singer-songwriters,” Julian said in a statement. “For me, the jazz that came out of Blue Note has always engaged both sides of it.” Lage presented the album with “Saint Rose” and followed with “Boo’s Blues” as well as a performance video for “Familiar Flower”, a tribute to jazz master and saxophonist Charles Lloyd.

Phosphorescent – BBC sessions

The scoop: Phosphorescent Matthieu houck performed sessions in London for BBC Radio in 2011 and 2013. Houck selected a total of five tracks from the sets to appear on BBC sessions, a new EP released today via Dead Oceans. The compilation opens with stripped-down interpretations of “Song For Zula” and “Terror In the Canyons (The Wounded Master)” from the 2013 ensemble of Phosphorescent and ends with intimate versions of “At Death, A Proclamation”, “Los Angeles” and “” We’ll Be Here Soon ”recorded as part of the 2011 session.

Kendall Street Company – The year the earth stood still: Ninurta

The scoop: Today, the Charlottesville, Virginia-based group Kendall Street Company unveiled Ninurta, the first part of their ambitious two-volume The year the earth stood still project, via What Is Yes Records. While on tour due to the pandemic, the band entered White Star Studio in rural Louisa, Va., With producer John Tranium. The eight resulting tracks Ninurta The collection finds Kendall Street Company exploring ambient soundscapes and is described as “a nod to the Mesopotamian god whose unwavering presence emerges every seven millennia to save humanity from its own greed.” Nine more tracks arrive as “Companion of Space Opera” Inertia in September.

“After a year of dedicated work on behalf of our latest version, we felt called to start from scratch on a new project with no preconceived expectations,” noted the saxophonist.Jake vanaman. “This concept of building an album from scratch is an idea we were talking about in 2016 while discovering the magic that can take place in a studio environment. Without the pandemic, I’m not sure we would have taken this deliberate break to complete such a project. “

Compiled by Scott Bernstein, Nate Todd and Andy Kahn.

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‘Holler’, a raw and captivating story of poverty and nostalgia Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:52:27 +0000



Rated R. In VOD and digital.

Note: A-

From the first writer-director Nicole Riegel comes “Holler”, a film as raw as its subject. This subject is Ruth (an outstanding Jessica Barden), a high school student from Rust Belt Ohio, who lives with her older brother Blaze (Gus Halper) while their mother Rhonda (Pamela Adlon) is serving time in prison. Blaze didn’t graduate from high school because he had to take care of his little sister in her senior year. Ruth’s life story is a litany of loss and hardship: eviction notices, water cuts, prison visits, drug addiction, impending plant closure, petty theft and more. The future is bleak, although Ruth was accepted into college. While her mother’s reaction to Ruth’s acceptance is, “We are not students,” Ruth is intelligent, secretly ambitious, and her brother longs for her to go out.

She and Blaze collect aluminum cans in plastic bags for gasoline money for her truck, but need more income and start working at a local junkyard, collecting iron, aluminum and especially copper for Chinese dealers. This is the only decently paid job they can get, and it is difficult, dangerous and can be life threatening when their boss Hark (Austin Amelio) forces them to participate in illegal demolition raids, kidnapping. the metal of abandoned buildings, risking falling on the police or a rival gang of scrapbookers. These scrapers are modern day gleaners, and scrapers are junk too. Society has little or no need for these people and will not miss them. Ruth, who is smarter than most, if not all male workers, is an asset to Hark’s team. But she also has strong opinions and he doesn’t like that.

The narration is meager. The film was shot using portable cameras in the gray Ohio winter and cramped interiors. It is sad and cold. Ruth’s red woolen cap is her trademark, distinguishes her from everyone, a sign of the fever in her head. “Holler” is reminiscent of Tony Richardson’s 1962 masterpiece “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” and the so-called “kitchen sink” dramas of the British era “Angry Young Men” after WWII. “Holler” is also a kitchen sink drama, and the sink has no water (or copper) and no angry young men for that matter. Most of the town’s residents work in a food processing factory, where Ruth’s neighbor Linda (winner Becky Ann Baker), who is a friend of Rhonda’s, is a shop steward.

Barden keeps Ruth quiet. She doesn’t pretend to be smart because it’s a world in which you can’t be better. But you can see Ruth’s longing in Barden’s eyes and feel her desire to be better, to rise above the hideous clamor of poverty and crime and fly away. With its emo-rich soundtrack, “Holler” also has a lot in common with “The Rider” and “Nomadland” by Oscar winner Chloe Zhao. These are films that turn difficult moments in real life into works of lasting transcendence.

(“” Holler “contains profanity and suggestive language.)

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Back to the past: K-pop scene goes retro with songs from the 90s and 2000s Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:59:42 +0000

SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) – Taking a trip down memory lane has always been an option for many musicians. But the K-pop scene seems to be turning more and more towards these oldies but goodies before the summer.

The move comes a year after project group SSAK3 reached the top of the national music charts. Like its band name “ssaksseuri”, Korean slang meaning “clean sweep,” it has swept the summer music scene in 2020.

The trio – consisting of comedian-host Yoo Jae-suk and ’90s-2000s star singers Lee Hyo-ri of girl group FIN.KL and male soloist Rain – topped the charts with their remake of the Summer Song. “In Summer”, a catchy dance hit released by Deux in 1994.

Most recently, male vocal group SG Wannabe caused a stir on the “Hangout with Yoo” TV show, singing their biggest hits of the mid-2000s. Videos showing the members singing have racked up millions of views on YouTube, viewers commenting on how touched they were after watching the trio’s vocals mature over the years.

Now, young artists are also turning to retro, recreating songs that were popular long before the K-pop scene turned into the meticulous and glitzy empire it is today.

One singer who seems to be wholeheartedly embracing the trend is the Joy of K-pop girl group Red Velvet, a group known for their hypnotic and addicting sound that was considered experimental even in the K-pop industry.

The 24-year-old recently released her first solo EP “Hello”, containing six tracks from 1996 to 2003, including those made before she was born. The tracks range from the catchy and upbeat main song “Hello”, a remake of Park Hye-kyoung’s 2003 song, to R&B numbers, like “Day by Day” by As One (1999).

Saying that her priority was to preserve the feel of the original songs, Joy said she was referring to magazines and films from that era, such as the hugely popular romantic comedy “My Sassy Girl” (2001).

“My # 1 goal was not to damage the feeling of the original songs. I didn’t want the (remade version) to sound like completely different songs. At the same time, I thought about how I could use my music. voice for a unique advantage, ”she said at a press conference.

His strategy hit the nail on the head, with the lead song “Hello” debuting at No. 1 on some national music charts and the album swept through the charts on iTunes’ top albums in 26 regions.

Chungha, the spirited soloist who has released hits like “Gotta Go”, “Stay Tonight” and “Play”, is another singer who recently performed a new version of Sharp’s 2001 hit “My Lips Like Warm Coffee”, one of the few mixed groups that rose to popularity in K-pop history.

For the song that remains one of Sharp’s greatest hits, Chungha teamed up with singer-songwriter Colde. The two, both in their 20s, cut back on some rap parts and added more vocals in the process of turning the band’s song into a song for a duet.

The 2021 version of Chungha and Colde landed at No. 1 on the national music charts, like Genie Music and Bugs Music, upon its release.

Paul Kim, who collaborated with Joy on a Sung Si-kyung song in his debut EP, is another K-pop soloist who borrowed songs from the past for a summer project.

He recently unveiled the summer project “School Trip ‘Summer: re'”, a collection of three remade summer issues from the late 90s and early 2000s. They include the mega-bit “Love on the Beach” from the Cool 1997 mixed trio “Love on the Beach”, Sung’s 2002 song “Perfect Match” and 2001 UN male duo’s dance song “Wave”.

Some singers, meanwhile, have decided to release updated versions of songs they have sung in the past.

Soloist Baek Ji-young, known for her poignant voice, and hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth have released a new take on their 2010 collaboration “Will Love Ever Come Again” in 11 years. The three added more jazz sounds to the song which was originally released as an electronic dance floor merged with hip-hop.

Soloist NS Yoon-G, who moved on to an acting career, also released her song “If You Love Me” in nine years. The singer, who initially collaborated with hip-hop musician Jay Park, worked with Joohoney, a member of boy band Monsta X, for the 2021 release.

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‘IT WAS JOY’: In the last days of the school year, the students of Eureka High Performing Arts had their turn on stage | Lost Coast Outpost Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:51:38 +0000

Photos / video: Stacy Young.

Eureka High’s performing arts students were recently able to present the arts in front of people with COVID-compliant in-person theater and music productions. Performing for a sparse – but surely enthusiastic – audience, the students tugged at the hearts of friends and families with a charming rendition of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” late last month and dazzled viewers. with jazz, a symphony group, orchestra, choir and a cappella performances last week.

“It was just exhilarating to be on stage again,” said Isaac Young, a sophomore, actor and singer at Eureka High. Outpost. He starred as Charlie Brown and Linus in the musical (it was a split cast production) and sang the tenor for Limited Edition, Eureka High’s a cappella group, at the concert. “It was really nice to be up there again, after more than a year without being there. “

Getting there was not easy. Learning to sing or play an instrument from a distance, for example, is a huge challenge, said Charles Young, music director at Eureka High. Outpost, not to mention the barriers some children face in practicing in a home full of family members during school and office hours. For the limited edition, singers had to listen to recordings and practice on their own during distance learning, Isaac said.

Teaching theater from a distance was difficult, but possible, said Nan Voss, theater director at Eureka High. Students have focused on things like character voices or facial expression this year rather than physicality and spatial relationships. “Some of my students really blossomed as actors and took on roles they might not have played in person,” Voss said. “I think for some of them, being alone in their own room has helped them not to be afraid to express themselves.”

When Eureka High’s campus opened in March, returning to the auditorium was not as easy as returning to class, as vocals, as well as mouthpiece instruments, obviously require screening. For safety reasons, some music students at Eureka High gathered to learn percussion rather than their usual instruments for a while after they returned to campus.

“There was this jam session where I taught them a simple four-beat pattern on a percussion instrument. And it was a cacophony of sounds, ”Young said. “They look at me like, ‘Can we do this again?’ And I said, ‘Well we’re going again, but this time I really need you to beat the drums. If you’re gonna break my drum head then you better make it worth it . ‘ It was so strong, it was so strong, but it was joy.

Once this was deemed safe, student musicians resumed a sort of regular routine by practicing their familiar instruments before school, outdoors, and socially. But only a fraction of each set was present for those rehearsals as the school alphabetically divides its student body into stable groups to mitigate the COVID danger, which impacted instrument ratios. “Strangely enough, all of my trumpets were in the bottom half of the alphabet. So I would have a lot of trumpets, flutes, but no clarinets, ”Young said.

Finally, playing for an audience came with a whole new set of complications. The 750-seat auditorium was limited to around 100 people, and shows developed complicated registration and placement protocols for their guests. “Even though the audience was masked and socially distanced, it was a bit scary and disturbing; I just didn’t want my little show to turn into a “super-broadcaster” event, Voss said. “All of our safety precautions have paid off; the cast and audience remained healthy throughout the race.

A week later, the music department organized a few consecutive concerts in one evening.

“To get there we had to make sure we had the audience there for a while, we had to open the doors, fog the place up. [with a machine] to take down COVID, then we could reload with a different audience, ”Young said. “Oh my God, my grace.”

To avoid wearing masks, the cast of the musical took quick tests before their final rehearsals and the show itself. “We were all thrilled the first day we rehearsed and saw our faces. It was touching, overwhelming and so necessary. All of our muscles relaxed a bit and there were so many smiles, ”said Voss.

The student musicians and singers could not quickly test their performances. “[Singers] got these special masks that look like a platypus face so that we can speak better and articulate and be heard more, ”Isaac said. “But singing with a mask on is just difficult in general.” Musicians and their instruments were required to wear masks that covered their bells (the part of mouthpiece instruments from which breath infested music comes out).

But even protected by their masks, Young said the students’ happiness in playing music together and performing in front of an audience is evident. “The sense of community and the sense of joy on the faces of my students – of having an audience in the room to applaud – was palpable. You can feel it in the room, the feeling of relief, ”he said.

“It was really nice to be able to play with such a large group of people again. We sounded like a real band. It was really exciting, ”said Kyra Dart, drum major for a senior symphony group. “It was a bit chaotic. But I think it’s just because we haven’t done it for over a year now.

The very small audience was special in a way. “I wasn’t very nervous about the audience because COVID protocols require you to only have a few guests. So the people who come to see the show are people who love us, ”Kyra said. “I actually heard a few people say that they were a little moved to hear us perform together in person for the first time in so long.”

Limited edition vocal group.

The cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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The best 2021 Tiny Desk contest entries we’ve seen this week: Volume 3 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:00:26 +0000

Recently, we shared some of our favorite entries from the 2021 Tiny Desk contest, which closed on June 7th. , our judges will start combing through our entries to find a winner. Here are some of the best entrees we’ve seen recently.

Raine Stern, “Touchin ‘Dont Feel Right”

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin.
Goes well with: Canceling a date you didn’t want to go in the first place

“Touchin ‘Don’t Feel Right” has all the confidence and intimacy of a blues-funk love song, but with a respectful twist. This Raine Stern slow-burn celebrates not wanting to be hit, while hitting all the right notes in the right places. The recent competitor on NBC The voice wrote and arranged everything we hear, but it’s the musicians who join her who pull it off effortlessly. And there’s just something uplifting about a song that asserts strong personal boundaries right now, as we all try to navigate this world we are reliving in. Oh, and stick around for a mind-blowing guitar solo. –Pilar fitzgerald

Mackenzie Shrieve, “I Didn’t Tell You”

Hometown: Alamo, California
Goes well with: The final scene of Chip bag

When I first opened “Didn’t I Tell Ya” I was a fanatic of the scene: friends in wicker chairs on a porch, their guitars to the soft sound of the rain. I was intrigued and loved by the sound style: the way songwriter Mackenzie Shrieve waltzes between song and speech. But what really stood out to me about this entry was the honest and intelligent lyricism: “You think I didn’t want you / when I couldn’t keep up / I never worked hard / only good luck” , Shrieve admits. “Another midnight talk / where you say go to hell / I think I deserve it / I play the bad guy very well.” –Elle Mannion

Oh, Hooray, “Torment the butterfly”

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Goes well with: Restart; contemplate one’s life looking out of a cafe window

“Torment the Butterfly” is a sweet ode to self-esteem – becoming your own person and not letting someone else define you. Singer Jamie McDonald begins the song slowly and relaxed. It’s just him and his ukulele remembering a past relationship. When the rest of the group join in, they increase the tempo and urgency and cut off just as Jamie declares he is leaving. “Torment the Butterfly”, with its engaging storytelling and playful instrumentals, is both thoughtful and joyful. The group describes the song as a celebration of freedom and free will, which is best exemplified when McDonald’s sings, “Maybe I can learn to love myself / stop learning it from someone else. ” –Jill britton

talkative, “suck Up”

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Goes well with: Learn to skate to impress your crush

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Celeste Tauchar calls her music as a loveseat “indie rock emo with glitter all over”. And while there was no real glitter involved in her entry video, filmed in a Los Angeles backyard, Tauchar and his band performed a well-executed version of “Suck Up” – a song that ‘she says is trying to maintain your identity in the midst of anxiety – which shines with charm and personality. –Marissa Lorusso

Nan Macmillan, “How many kilometers”

Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia.
Goes well with: Walk in the woods and stop to admire the view

Nan Macmillan studied poetry in college before earning her MA in Performance and Production – and it shows. In her video for “How Many Miles”, performed at a Charlottesville artisanal cider house, Macmillan’s clear and luminous voice cradles listeners as she recites three poetic lines.

“Love is not always tender, I tried, I know / The bitterness of a broken heart / From a life before / And I know a refuge, it feels like home / How many kilometers should I travel? / How many kilometers should I travel? / How many kilometers? ” –Elle Mannion

Mi $ HNRZ, “Delorean”

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Goes well with: Flirt with second chances

Latin Trap has dominated the charts for a few years, but it is rarely represented in the Competition. Enter Mi $ HNRZ. Like the time machine of Back to the future, his song “Delorean” offers a nostalgic escape: a last chance at love once lost. Amid swirling pinks and purples, the group crams a ton of talent into a tiny space (a skill that we, the Tiny Desk Contest team) very seriously). This summer song portrays a hopeful vision of “una noche mas”, one more night to right the wrongs of the past. It is a will or not for the Bad Bunny generation. –Pilar fitzgerald

Jake Lloyd, “Cold Summer”

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Goes well with: Checking your ex’s Instagram when your friends specifically tell you not to

If you weren’t paying attention to the lyrics to “Cold Summer” you’d never think the song was about wanting someone you’re no longer with, even if you realize they’ve treated you badly. However, it’s hard not to be drawn to every word that comes out of Jake Lloyd’s mouth. Her voice is incredibly soft, each word leading perfectly to the next. The emotion he feels towards the person he is talking about is palpable, evident through his facial expressions and his articulation. Poignant lyrics aside, the song is fun – perfect for a summer party with your friends. –Jill britton

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Eurovision Song Contest Winners Måneskin: “Cocaine? Damiano hardly drinks beer! | Pop and rock Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:02:00 +0000

Bbefore their memorable victory at Eurovision with Zitti e Buoni, bringing Italian rock back to the world stage and earning praise from Simon Le Bon and Miley Cyrus; before a baseless accusation of snorting cocaine almost escalated into a diplomatic crisis; and before their post-victory ping pong tournament become a secondary story, the Italian group Måneskin had already raised eyebrows in Rotterdam, the host city of this year.

After a late rehearsal ended, bassist Victoria De Angelis says, they were parched – but realized there was no clean water in their hotel rooms. “We went to the hotel reception, but they said there was no water around,” says De Angelis. “So we went into the kitchen and took some. “

Cameras captured them and the next morning the hotel contacted Måneskin’s management, claiming the artists had stolen water and had to pay for it. “And, of course, we did!” said De Angelis.

“Yes, we behaved well! »Intervenes guitarist Thomas Raggi. Band members can barely keep a straight face as they recount this anecdote – more reminiscent of an overseas summer school adventure than a song contest that reached 183 million people.

As they admit their guilt in the late-night hydration bust, they are upset by the unproven coke-snorting allegations, which were voiced after cameras caught frontman Damiano David leaning over- above a table. David, who said he cleaned a broken glass, then took a drug test, which came back negative. “I think if someone isn’t particularly good, there’s no reason to criticize them,” he says. “So I saw it all like, ‘Oh, Måneskin is too good, we have to say he sniffs. “ I know it’s not great to self congratulate but the truth is we played really well and there was something they needed to discredit us.

“Damiano hardly drinks beer,” adds De Angelis.

“Yes, it’s a sfigato, a moron: he goes to bed at 11pm with his chamomile tea, ”says Raggi.

Top of the pops … the group celebrates after winning Eurovision last month. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP / Getty Images

Måneskin – Danish for moonlight, inspired by De Angelis’ half-Danish heritage – premiered in 2015 and had a stint as street musicians on the streets of Rome. They came second in the 2017 X Factor Italia series, their swaggering rock’n’roll instead eclipsing this year’s winner. After their first album, Il Ballo della Vita (The Dance of Life), triple platinum in Italy, they won the 2021 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, the winner of which becomes the country participating in Eurovision.

During our conversation, they freely discuss, complement and comment on each other’s responses like characters from Seinfeld, alternating between light mockery and serious contemplation, all with artistic curiosity and refreshing candor. While they recognize how important Eurovision can be for musicians who don’t sing in English, they say they didn’t grow up as fans of the competition.

“We were never the biggest followers of a cult,” says David, explaining that for people their age – they were all born between 1999 and 2001 – Eurovision doesn’t just sound like it has with the older generations. After Toto Cutugno’s victory in 1990, its relevance declined in Italy to the point that between 1998 and 2010 the country did not participate.

“What we’ve always tried to do is never set expectations and preconceived ideas; you could argue that neither X Factor nor Sanremo is the right context for a rock band, but we avoid such a rigid mindset. Living in Italy is difficult to have a global audience, but, once you have the right opportunity, then the music is the one that speaks.. “

“The magic has happened” … watch the video by Zitti e Buoni.

Their second album, 2021’s Teatro D’Ira: Vol 1, cemented their reputation as solid live artists and added a tinge of authorial ambition. The band evokes 70s rock with a twist of millennial nostalgia, straddling a continuum between Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys in exquisitely cut pants. They recorded the album live and in a remote rural studio, like so many rock greats before them. “After our first album, when we were really young, we had a moment where we stopped and we thought: what kind of band do we want to be? David said. This introspection lasted two years.

“The work shows more artistic maturity,” says Raggi, who says they stopped focusing on David’s soulful vocals and created the impression that a whole band is playing: “Our artistic vision is more and more targeted. ” The drummer, Ethan Torchio, seconds Raggi, with a hint of nerdiness. “There has been a thorough technical study of our instruments – our leap in quality is due to the fact that we have worked very hard towards the same goal. “

The group attributes the success of Zitti e Buoni to a combination of Italian language and a mainstream sound that English-speaking listeners were easily able to acclimatize to. “Zitti e Buoni is a very old song of ours,” says David. “It’s one of our first tracks in Italian and it was completely different before – it was an acoustic ballad with just vocals and guitar, but we couldn’t come up with a convincing chorus.” Then, after a few years, they relaunched it, thanks to a riff composed by Raggi. “Pssssh! The magic happened, ”says David.

The English-language anthem I Wanna Be Your Slave – which like Zitti e Buoni is in the UK Top 30 – was also a bit slow. Damiano once sent an audio note to our group chat where he said, ‘Hey, look at that banger I made up on the piano. “I was hanging out with Thomas, and we thought: this sounds like shit,Says De Angelis.

It took a work trip to London, where they transferred it to bass and distorted it, for it to click. “My audio note was indeed bad,” said David. “But my group mates, as artists, should to have had a minimum of imagination.

The power ballad Vent’Anni (20 years old), which begins with the warning: “I’m only 20 years old, so don’t be surprised if I have a penchant for drama”, is a meditation on loyalty to yourself and your heritage. “Vent’Anni is another side of us: we are young, we talk about our experiences. There is rage, anger, aggression, but there are more thoughtful and intimate parts, ”explains David.

Coraline – my favorite – combines their signature rock with the poetic imagery of the tradition of Italian singer-songwriters, a tribute to Italian cantautori. What begins as a description of a girl with hair “like red roses” and “copper threads” is a study of a character who is still a child but ultimately carries the world on her shoulders. “She wants the sea, but is afraid of the water, but maybe the sea is inside of her / Every word is an ax, a cut in the back.”

Måneskin’s success has been touted as an oddity – in Italy and on Eurovision – because they are a rock band rather than a pop group. Aren’t talent shows the domain of stiff, songbird-like performers? And isn’t Eurovision the arena for the Abba-style bubblegum high-camp?

Admittedly, the only rock band to win Eurovision Song Contest was the Finnish orc cosplay group Lordi, in 2006, with the magnificent show of Hard Rock Hallelujah. But rock entries have been a staple of Eurovision since 1956, when Freddy Quinn presented the rock’n’roll song So Geht Das Jede Nacht. Wearing glam-rock inspired metallic leather unitards with slight fetish elements, designed by Etro, and using an ensemble that casts towering shadows on the backdrop, Måneskin wowed audiences with an energetic and elegant performance, demonstrating that all Eurovisions the entrance must be a camp to be memorable.

David in the X Factor Italia final in 2017.
Riding a wave of success … David in the X Factor Italia final in 2017. Photograph: Stefania D’Alessandro / Getty Images

Moreover, while the English public is mostly unaware, there is an Italian rock tradition, of the group Premiata Forneria Marconi in the 1970s to artists who have enjoyed constant mainstream success since the 1980s, such as Vasco Rossi and Gianna Nannini.

In 1979, the prog-rocker became a singer-songwriter Ivano fossati, who wrote some of the most artistically refined songs for Italian divas (indulge yourself and listen Danza), released La Mia Banda Suona Il Rock. It’s a rock song that has had a huge critical, commercial and cultural impact in Italy (and makes for a great drunken karaoke number). The lyrics praise music, especially rock, as a vehicle for universal communication: “It seeps into walls, it breaks doors and, in the end, it tells you that your soul is not. dead. Måneskin is part of this philosophy, straddling the border between reality and escape. “Music is a way for us to express a full range of emotions,” says Raggi. “The stage is like your magic box, where you can do whatever you want, because you are 100% free, and you can express yourself for who you really are.”

Måneskin acknowledges that their foundation rests on English language acts, such as the aforementioned Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin, plus REM and, in Torchio’s case, “a lot of progressive rock”. Nevertheless, De Angelis puts the spotlight on Italian rock groups from the 80s and 90s, such as Marlene Kuntz, whose songs blend noise rock and the tradition of Italian singer-songwriters; Verdena, which draws on grunge; and the alternative rock band After hours. “Of course, the dominance of pop-indie-trap in Italy is undeniable, but then came Måneskin,” says De Angelis. “There is a new domination now! David said.

They have already sold out most of the dates in Italian concert halls for their 2021-22 tour and are reserving appearances at major European festivals, such as Rock am Ring in Germany. Rolling Stone Italia noticed that when singing in Italian they might be big fish in a small pond, while in English they might be goldfish in the ocean. Nevertheless, they are clearly adapting to the new ecosystem.

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Behind the background music of the Kusiaks Thu, 10 Jun 2021 05:38:13 +0000

Joined in music are John Kusiak, right, with his son, Ben.

The scene is a busy street in New York City in 1910. A piano plays, and we see horses and strollers whizzing by as men in top hats and women in long dresses pass by. Chord changes and a backdrop of strings keep the action moving until the focus is on the all-new Penn Station. Music swells and horns join us as we see the grandeur of the building. We then see the men who built the station and the musical tempo accelerates, a bit like a train picking up speed.

Among our multi-faceted residents

For the PBS documentary, “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station”, the background music provides the ambiance and the feeling. Often overlooked, music designed for TV shows, commercials or movies is its own art form, evoking emotion and adding texture without going beyond the subject. Without music, the PBS movie would have a narrator and scenes of passers-by and a building. But there would be no punch.

John’s 40th birthday includes “American Experience”

Arlington composer and musician John kusiak has created the oomph for television, movies and commercials for over 40 years, writing music for the PBS show “American Experience”, numerous commercials and films and most recently podcasts. He does it from his home studio equipped with synthesizers, computers and keyboards. Her son, Ben, came down the stairs to watch and listen to his father at work, sometimes joined by friends from school.

Today, Ben Kusiak is also a composer while some of his friends have left their mark in the music world. Like his father, Ben writes for commercials and movies and added podcasts to the mix. In a happy twist, he sometimes hired his father to help him.

“He could still see me working from home, and he would sit in the studio sometimes,” John said in a recent interview. “It’s not like I’m giving him lessons per se, but he picked it up by osmosis and saw it as a possibility and maybe it could be fun.”

Ben became Kenny at AHS

Ben’s friends at Arlington High School gave him the nickname Kenny, combining “Ben” with the K in his last name. The name stuck, and he writes music under the name Kenny kusiak. He went from his father’s studio to his own, with equipment and instruments filling a room in his Brooklyn apartment while John still works in his Arlington studio.

Ben has written music for television and has done sound design, mixing, and sheet music for podcasts, including the popular “Crimetown.” He has also written for films and commercials, such as Casper Mattresses as well as Cartoon Network and MTV.

When Ben was growing up, it was his father’s studio that caught his eye. “As a kid, I would go there and he would play us the music he had been working on that day. I watched and took in more than I thought I would. “

Ben was surrounded by music, not only at home but at school. He thanks his teachers at Arlington High School for encouraging him. At the request of drama teacher Michael Byrne, he starred in a production of “Les Mis” and was recruited by Cheryl Hemenway for the Madrigal Singers.

Ben was surrounded by music, not only at home but at school. He thanks his teachers at Arlington High School for encouraging him. At the request of drama teacher Michael Byrne, he starred in a production of “Les Mis” and was recruited by Cheryl Hemenway for the Madrigal Singers. He graduated in 2006.

His instrument in high school was the guitar, not a traditional band instrument, yet Sabato “Tino” D’Agostino, head of instrumental music, found a way for him to be included, even giving him a solo in “Bohemian Rhapsody. “.

D’Agostino’s, the influence of the father

At the dynamic gatherings, D’Agostino made sure to include “guitar-oriented stuff” as Ben calls it, such as “Soul Man.” At soccer games, the group played from the stands and Ben joined in using a generator and portable amp. He credits his father for encouraging his high school friends to embark on music and other creative careers. It worked: Zach Gresser is a music therapist; Seth Botos is a drummer; Benjy Brooke is a freelance animator who has worked on projects for Netflix. The band, including Kobi Cummings, were in a middle and high school band and John recorded their CD.

His father, meanwhile, had himself played guitar earlier in his career and had written music for the Dart-Band stroller, of which he was a member. A former neighbor of Arlington, Bestor Cram, founder of Northern Lights Productions, was making a movie and asked if John would write the music for the movie. John didn’t look back.

“I just loved it,” he said. “I thought it was fun and I’ve always been very eclectic and wrote music that wasn’t necessarily applicable to the band I was in, and I had a lot of stuff on the shelf. Composing music for movies requires you to be eclectic and able to write in different styles. And so it was perfect for me.

Advertisements, documentaries

John’s work includes commercials for Visa and Taco Bell as well as the documentaries “The Fog of War” and Tabloid, ”directed by Erroll Morris. He wrote the music for the film of Eric Stange, an Arlington resident. “Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive. “

John’s music can be in the background, but it also stands on its own for occasions such as weddings or just to listen and enjoy. It is available in sheet music to buy or download to buy.

Ben says his siblings are also musicians. Her brother, Jackson, who works in the solar industry, is a good songwriter and her sister, Jessie Russo, is an artist, singer and songwriter. “At first, I didn’t know I was going to do the same job as my father: composing for film and television,” Ben said. “But it was very clear that music was a gift he could pass on.”

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This report by YourArlington co-editor Marjorie Howard was published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

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Flamingos Coffee Bar on B Street in Hampton recently opened, and according to their website, they want people to support their “local caffeine dealer”.

Executives from the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the café bar’s grand opening event on social media Monday, saying, “Stop and introduce yourself. “

“They are proud to be a part of the Hampton Beach community and look forward to meeting you when you stop by,” the Facebook post said.

According to the Flamingos website, they “strive to provide a cool, unique, playful, and fun environment while you meet up with friends at the beach or have a quick cup of coffee to (flamin) go”.

“We’ll try to limit the flamingo puns along the way, but no flocking promises,” the website administrator wrote.

Contact editor-in-chief Kimberley Haas at

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Lacuna Coil and Apocalyptica Postpone North America Tour Dates to Spring 2022 Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:01:06 +0000

Lacuna Coil and Apocalyptica Postpone North America Tour Dates to Spring 2022

Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil and Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptica are rescheduling their North American tour together until spring 2022. It’s part of Apocalyptica Cell-0 tour, with Lacuna Coil supporting all North American dates.

It was initially predicted for May 2020, postponed to January-February 2021, then postponed until the end of August-September 2021. Now they have pushed it back for a year.

The tour is scheduled to begin April 7 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA and end at the Queen Elizabeth Theater 4 in Toronto, ON on May 5. In between these shows, they are expected to perform at venues such as the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, Emo‘s in Austin, TX, The Belasco in Los Angeles, CA, The Regency in San Francisco, CA, Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, House of Blues in Chicago, IL, St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI, Roxian in Pittsburgh, PA, Empire Live in Albany, NY, Webster Hall in New York, NY and Big Night Live in Boston, MA, among others. The full updated schedule is available below.

Dallas, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Albany dates are new, and tickets previously purchased for other stops will remain valid for the new dates. Tickets are currently available for all concerts on both groups website.

Cell-0 was released in January 2020, showing off the same cinematic style they’ve been known for since their debut album Play Metallica by four cellos in 1996. It is the continuation of their record of 2015 Shadow maker, who changed their sound with the addition of an American singer named Franky Perez.

Lacuna Coil’s last release was their 2019 album Black anima. They shared a live performance of “Apocalypse” from the album last month and contributed to Iron Maiden’s mobile RPG “Legacy of the Beast”.

Apocalyptica North America Cell-0 Tour dates 2022:

4/7 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
4/8 Orlando, Florida – The Plaza Live
4/10 Houston, Texas – House of Blues
4/11 Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
4/12 Austin, TX – Emo’s
4/14 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
4/15 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
4/16 Los Angeles, California – The Belasco
4/17 San Francisco, California – The Regency
4/18 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
4/19 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
4/20 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/21 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/23 Edmonton, AB – Midway
4/24 Calgary, AB – Le Palais
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/27 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
04/29 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Roxian
4/30 Albany, NY – Empire Live
5/1 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
5/2 New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/3 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
5/4 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
5/5 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater 4

Photo credit: Stephen Hoffmeister


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