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  • Chief Keef reportedly dropped from record label

    Chief Keef reportedly dropped from record label
    With a whisper quite the opposite of the way Chief Keef exploded onto the rap scene, word came out Tuesday that the Chicago rapper (real name Keith Cozart) has been dropped from noted hip-hop label Interscope Records. Through a series of tweets Tuesday,...
  • Judas Priest puts farewell aside

    Despite rumblings of a farewell album and tour, the demise of Judas Priest was greatly exaggerated back in 2011. The veteran British metal band lived to fight another day, even with founding member K.K. Downing choosing to bow out rather than carry on...
  • Thurston Moore Talks About Guitar Playing, WestConn And His New Band

    Thurston Moore Talks About Guitar Playing, WestConn And His New Band
    Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore's new solo album "The Best Day" officially hits stores this week. On his current tour — which brings him and his new band to the Ballroom at the Outer Space Thursday night — Moore has been enjoying the lack...
  • Benjamin Booker's perfect storm

    Benjamin Booker's perfect storm
    Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album brims with feral blues-punk songs sung in a raw, grainy voice that sounds as though it belongs to a 60-year-old soul survivor rather than a fresh-faced, 25-year-old upstart. Only a year ago, Booker was working...
  • Google Merges Songza Into Subscription Music-Streaming Service

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Google is folding music-discovery features from Songza, the startup it acquired this summer, into the Google Play Music subscription service. Google Play Music users now will be prompted to pick a radio station based on mood,...
  • Haymarket troupe parlays small operas into big successes

    Haymarket troupe parlays small operas into big successes
    Haymarket Opera Company is the most notable success story among the newer Chicago groups specializing in historically informed performances of pre-classical music. Since its calling-card production of Handel's rarely performed "Aci, Galatea e Polifemo"...
  • Brubeck Brothers Celebrate A Legacy And New Sounds

    Brubeck Brothers Celebrate A Legacy And New Sounds
    While the Brubeck brothers, Chris and Dan, long ago established their own distinctive musical identities and moved out from under the huge shadow cast by their jazz giant of a father, Dave Brubeck, their grand patriarch's loving presence is still felt...
  • Showtime Mixes Internet Sensation Rachel Bloom With Seasoned Writer for 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showtime couldn't be happier that you've probably never heard of Rachel Bloom, 26, the star of their new half-hour comedy pilot (with songs!), "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," about a smart lawyer turned self-deluded stalker. For the...
  • Hampton students help produce song aboard John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

    Hampton students help produce song aboard John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
    Madison Smith nodded in beat with the up-tempo music as she typed out some lyrics on her iPad. "Dreams are in my future/dreams are in my past/While the end is coming sooner/ dreams are always meant to last." She was reluctant to reveal her creative...
  • Hysteria vs. subtlety: Two new jazz films

    Hysteria vs. subtlety: Two new jazz films
    Why don't filmmakers get jazz? Why do most feature films miss the meaning of the music in attempting to depict it? Why is the original American art form apparently so elusive on screen? Two new films shed light on these mysteries, one peddling...
  • Film Review: 'Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In 2011, while country crooner and legendary guitarist Glen Campbell prepared to tour in support of his latest album, his family revealed that he had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Remarkably, the Campbells not...