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Month: May 2020

On Friday morning — a few hours after the release of her new album, “Chromatica” — Lady Gaga called off a virtual listening party due to the escalating nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. “As much as I want to listen to ‘Chromatica’ together as a global […]

During a press conference on Sunday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said that he had recently received a call from Jay-Z about the state’s response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. While talking about the various ways public figures have responded, Walz said that he “reciev[ed] a call last night, […]

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires have been doing a bunch of livestreams since the pandemic started. Isbell put out a new album with his band the 400 Unit, Reunions, a few weeks ago, and he and Shires performed a show from an actual venue and livestreamed it to celebrate the release. This weekend, they were […]

Kevin Bronson on May 31st, 2020 Share this: Cover image by Antonija via unsplash.com Here’s our latest weekend new music playlist, Greatest Hits … This Week (Vol. 155). We hope it provides you a modicum of comfort and enjoyment. It features new music from a stellar cast of L.A. artists, including Wait. Think. Fast., Nightjacket, […]

Halsey says she was hit with a rubber bullet and shrapnel at a protest in Los Angeles yesterday. The pop singer posted a series of photos on her social media accounts from the frontline of a protest over the murder of George Floyd. Police officers have been using rubber bullets and tear gas against protestors. […]

Kevin Bronson on May 31st, 2020 Share this: LP ONLINE FINDS ■ LP was supposed to be in the middle of a month-plus North American tour last week, plans that were sabotaged by the pandemic. But on Friday she gave fans a taste of the experience, releasing the album “Live in Moscow,” recorded in April […]

Lady Gaga has shared a statement on her social media accounts about the murder of George Floyd and the protests that have taken place over the last few days. “The voices of the black community have been silenced for too long and that silence has proven deadly time and time again,” she wrote. “And no […]

Ada Rook, one-half of Black Dresses — who recently disbanded — has released a new solo album, 2,020 Knives. It’s a sprawling 18 track collection of tender and strobing synth-pop songs. There’s a collaboration with Katie Dey, “broken wires,” and songs that were written with the production crew The Oracle. 2,020 Knives is available to […]

CupcakKe has released a new song, “Lemon Pepper.” It’s the Chicago rapper’s second new track of the year following “Yes Lawd” back in March. CupcakKe said that half the proceeds from the song will be donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. It’s also CupcakKe’s birthday today — happy birthday, CupcakKe. The track has her back […]

Nicole Atkins released a new album, Italian Ice, on Friday, and last night she hosted an album release livestream that featured performances by Dean Ween, Chris Isaak, Becca Mancari, and more. Spoon frontman Britt Daniel was also on-hand to play a band rarity, “The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine,” a deep cut from their 2005 […]