Courtney Barnett Rocks SNL Season Finale

Courtney Barnett’s debut performance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live is winning her fans among the general population and media observers as well. Check out her video of Barnett and her band performing “Pedistrian At Best” (above) and “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party”(below) on the show.

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RollingStone: Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ Album Is a Haunting, Stunning Triumph

Nearly nine years after Radiohead gifted In Rainbows on unsuspecting fans in 2007, their seismic, no-label, price-point-be-damned surprise release has been co-opted by an exhaustive number of major-label artists. This year alone has seen pop royalty like Kanye, Rihanna and Beyoncé springing albums on their fans, and in the past 48 hours James Blake and Death Grips have also unleashed new albums. Radiohead’s ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, popped into view a few hours ago and for a band that once pleaded for “no surprises,” Pool’s most thrilling surprise isn’t its Mother’s Day release, but that Radiohead’s least rock-oriented […]

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Rolling Stones tell Trump to stop using their music

The Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign. The band have issued a statement saying that the US presidential candidate does not have permission to use the band’s music. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.” The candidate has been playing their songs at his rallies for months. Read More Source: BBC

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Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Will Be Simulcast on Radio Stations Nationwide on Wednesday

The opening line from one of Prince’s most beloved songs has sparked a tribute to the late icon, set to air on radio stations worldwide tomorrow (May 4). KCMP (89.3 The Current) Minneapolis has invited stations to fete the legendary Minneapolis native by joining in a simulcast of Prince’s version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which he wrote in the mid-1980s and which Sinead O’Connor took to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in 1990; Prince’s version reached No. 62 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1994. KCMP, and others, will air Prince’s recording of “Nothing” at […]

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Jazz Fest attendance figures dip due to rain

NEW ORLEANS – Rain wreaked havoc on the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which led to a drop in overall attendance this year, organizers said Tuesday. Festival organizers said the crowd numbered 425,000 for the entire event, nearly the smallest crowd in five years. It compares to 460,000 fans for 2015 – the highest attendance total since 2005. The large crowds in 2015 (particularly on a day which saw huge crowds for both Elton John and Ed Sheeran, performing on opposite stages at the same time) prompted some safety changes to this year’s event. That […]

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