Give girl musicians a break!

Give girl musicians a break!

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Drummer Viola Smith died last week — at the age of 107. Gender played a huge role in her career as she was one of the very first female professionals in her field, a role she powerfully embodied all her life...

26 October 2020

Music, politics and Billboard

Music, politics and Billboard

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Yesterday, the 2020 Billboard Music Awards took place — albeit virtually, for reasons clear to everyone but the current President of the United States. And that happened to be one of the key themes of the night...

15 October 2020

"Stairway to heaven" is finally Led Zeppelin's

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Very few songs shaped Rock n' Roll the way this song did. And very few songs were more fought over than this one. Now, it seems, all this fighting may finally be giving way to peace and sheer musical pleasure...

5 October 2020

Musicians for Breonna Taylor

Musicians for Breonna Taylor

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We have gotten used to living surrounded by political, social and racial tensions. However, some events still touch us — musicians even more so. Such is the case for Breonna Taylor and the aftermath of her death.

24 September 2020

Do the Reggay!

Do the Reggay!

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On 9/11 2020, Frederick "Toots" Hibbert passed away from complications due to Covid-19. Such a fateful and timely occurrence cannot be denied, especially for such a pioneering musician...

14 September 2020

K-Pop is world pop

K-Pop is world pop

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If there was still any doubt that K-Pop was taking over the world (of music), here is proof: released one week apart, boy band BTS and girl band Blackpink are smashing all sorts of records with their respective new singles...

3 September 2020

A WAP-ping record

A WAP-ping record

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US Rapper Cardi B started making a name for herself from the get-go: her 2017 Major label debut single, "Bodak Yellow", was the first of four tracks to make it to #1 in the charts. The last one, "WAP", got released a couple of weeks ago...

24 August 2020

F*** U twice

F*** U twice

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Leading Electronic / Trip Hop band Archive broke out of their native UK in the 2000's with songs like cult classic "Fuck U". A clear message then, it is perhaps even clearer now, as they release a new version of the track...

13 August 2020

Legends do die

Legends do die

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Before Taylor Swift's latest album shot straight to the top, the biggest deal in US music was rapper Juice WRLD. With his latest album spending a couple of weeks at #1, it was a notable success by all accounts. The fact that it was a posthumous release made it all the more special...

3 August 2020

Kanye runs for Kanye

Kanye runs for Kanye

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You may have heard: Kanye West is running for president. Or, rather, you may have read it — on Twitter. While that latter piece of information does not even feel remotely shocking in the Trump era, what follows still does...

23 July 2020

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