Joy to the World! Hot Press chat to Dublin grunge rockers Oh Joy

Joy to the World! Hot Press chat to Dublin grunge rockers Oh Joy
They take a more melodic route than typical early 90’s grunge, and offer something quite aggressive … Perhaps, for the guys, it was interesting to see an outside party’s take on music that they own and are inherently close to.
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In Defense of Post-Grunge Music
Component is a section of Aux.Out. for one-off pieces, special editorials, and lost orphans of the music discussion. Today, Sasha Geffen talks about her relationship with Post-Grunge, and how it might be overlooked as both nostalgic and useful music.
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Grunge: A Success Story
Grunge stuck, maybe because it so vividly evoked both the black … “Kurt Cobain was just too lazy to shampoo,” said Charles Cross, the editor of the Seattle music monthly The Rocket, talking about Nirvana’s lead singer. Mr. Cobain’s matted sheep-dog …
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New Year’s events roll-out

New Year’s events roll-out
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Members of the Williams community are gearing up to kick off the New Year with several events planned for the night. Best Western Plus is having live music with Omar from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by DJ Bobby Russell from 8 p.m. to …
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Grizzly Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring Snoop Dogg, Nas and Foster The People
Bears, rodents and some primates across the world will soon begin their annual hibernation. Grizzly Fest, however, just kicked into gear. Grizzly Fest is not a bear, but it does share some characteristics with its namesake. The two overlap in their size …
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12 Days of Christmas Day 12: Tickets to SweetWater 420 Festival
And so the time has come for the finale of my 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. Thanks to all of you who participated and, most importantly, thank you for reading The Music Scene blog on a regular basis. Your support is invaluable and deeply appreciated.


Sunday, Christmas Eve: Watch All Star Musicals and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show

Sunday, Christmas Eve: Watch All Star Musicals and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show
‘Twas the night before Christmas and the mouse was stirred by the sound of Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff singing standards from the musicals. Yes, the cricketing legend has dusted off his sparkly suit and reinvented himself as a warbling showman for ITV’s All …
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Review: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas | Dallas Summer Musicals | Music Hall at Fair Park
Dallas — Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is magic. Seriously, did you notice the colder temperatures that started coming in when the musical opened on Tuesday at the Music Hall at Fair Park? And even though North Texas got the shaft on snow, the Dallas …
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2018 OST season to include four musicals
The Okoboji Summer Theatre, operated by Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, will present four musicals and five non-musicals during the 2018 season. Individual show box office admission will be $ 22 for musicals and $ 20 for non-musicals. The 2018 …
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Radio 3 to broadcast Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concerts

Radio 3 to broadcast Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concerts
The first concert broadcasts from the new Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Concert Hall will take place on 9 January. Radio 3 is to broadcast a series of four lunchtime recitals by its New Generation Artists from the conservatoire. The weekly hour-long …

Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra: Two Concerts
Student tickets may only be purchased in person at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office or by phone at 609.258.2787. STUDENT TICKETS MAY ONLY BE PURCHASED IN PERSON at THE MCCARTER THEATRE TICKET OFFICE or BY PHONE AT 609.258.2787. Now in its third year, the …
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Memphis Libraries: Concerts, Games and, Oh Yes, Books
Credit Renee Davis Brame The Memphis Public Library has begun a reinvention, of sorts. “Re-branding” may be a better term. The strategy is called #StartHere. But what does that mean, exactly? Listen Listening… 3:57 For “starters,” it’s about …
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Latest Male Vocalists News

Blake Shelton Earns Fifth CMA Male Vocalist Award
Blake Shelton was convinced his friend was going to win the male vocalist trophy at Wednesday night’s (Nov. 5) CMA Awards in Nashville. But in accepting the honor, Shelton dedicated it to one of country music’s biggest hitmakers of the ’80s.
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This Interactive Chart Compares the Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers
When it comes to determining who the best singers are, we’re all bound to disagree at least a little bit. You may acknowledge that, say, Bruce Springsteen is a talented musician, but you just don’t get why your dad wants to listen to him all the time.
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Stapleton earns top selling country CD
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – Chris Stapleton has the top selling country CD in the U.S. and second on the overall Billboard list with “From a Room, Vol. 2.” The disc moved 125,000 units with 116,000 in pure album sales. “From a Room: Volume 1,” which came …
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DJ class broken up at 3am after turning into 250-person rave

DJ class broken up at 3am after turning into 250-person rave
A DJ class that turned into an impromptu rave had to be broken up at 3.30am as the evening class lived up to its name and then some. Held at Rushcliffe School, which regularly hires out its hall for evening classes and events, a small group was meant to be …
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How DJ International Took Chicago House Around The World
It’s late in Chicago’s darkened Warehouse club, in the early 80s, and Frankie Knuckles is revolutionising music. Having been re-editing tracks on tape for the dancefloor for years, the incessant beats and loops are taking over. They’re revitalising …

Pics: Rave Parties Around The World
Rave parties are typically parties in which men and women gather together, smoke marijuana, consume alcohol, pop tranquilisers and dance to popular music. Image courtesy: Procured via Rave parties A rave party is an event through which …
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Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand

Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand
Korean pop music has been a lucrative niche market over the past few … However, nobody came close to J-pop diva Namie Amuro. Her announcement in September that she planned to retire in 2018 became one of the year’s biggest entertainment stories …
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Frankie Simone’s Proudly Queer Dance-Pop Is Just What Portland Music Needs
As a queer-identifying Puerto Rican woman creating catchy pop tunes in a city that … “My mom is an incredible singer, and I learned so much just singing to a ton of disco divas with her.” Despite starting songwriting at a young age and playing with …
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CALENDAR: Richmond Divas, Disney on Ice and Reverend Horton Heat fill dates Dec. 13-19
Holiday Divas: The Richmond Divas — vocalists Debra … Christmas with K.O.S. & Susan Greenbaum: Popular Richmond show band and singer join forces in holiday music, 4 and 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs.


Premiere: Sultans of String featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock

Premiere: Sultans of String featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock
Canada’s 3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees/3x CFMA winning ambassadors of musical diversity, Sultans of String recently released Christmas Caravan, an album on which they have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas music with genre-hopping …

New Sounds: The Dazies and Courters team up in the name of rock and roll
Studio 52 is a community artist space located in the heart of Allston, and is proud to support the Boston music scene and local artist community. Ahhhh, December, that wonderful time of homogenized Year End lists, stuffy holiday parties, and more people …
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Rock the charts with the Foo Fighters on Rock Band 4
Hello Neighbor – the game about being an intrusive, sneaky neighbor … Demons Age offers a new classical RPG experience on Xbox One – inspired… Battlestar Galactica Deadlock – the tactical game for space combat and … Legrand Legacy to hit PC in …


Latest Pianists News

Bob Saget’s NSFW standup, pianists Vijay Iyer and Kate Liu
Whether it’s a gala event, a once-in-a-lifetime concert or a hidden gem of a play, we’re here to up your cultural (and fun) IQ. Here are top picks for your cultural calendar for the coming week, the coming month and beyond. 1 January may be cold …
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REVIEW: Pianists Varshavski, Shapiro dazzle symphony audience
Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro play the piano so fast my ears didn’t know what to do or where to listen. Like a couple of dervishes, the Wisconsin-based piano duo — though Varshavski is originally from Ukraine and Shapiro from Moscow — zip …
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CAPE VINCENT — The energetic themes of Frederic Chopin’s scherzi and rolling melodies of his nocturnes were soaked up by a small crowd Sunday morning at the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for Young People. The competition, which had 15 …
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Asian pop dance group brings K-pop to Virginia Western campus

Asian pop dance group brings K-pop to Virginia Western campus
What’s included? You’ll get delivery of The Roanoke Times every day and access to all of our digital content, including and the eTimes at no additional charge. You’ll get delivery of The Roanoke Times every day and access to all of our digital …
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Seoul rides the “Korean Wave” to promote its soft power far beyond East Asia. ‘The Republic of Korea is a country rich in history, culture and creativity. It’s time to get the word out.’ Leader of Top-Selling K-Pop Group Super Junior Loses Father …
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Korean Embassy to host K-pop cover festival
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea plans to host the final stage of “Myanmar K-pop Cover Festival” at the Myanmar Plaza in Yangon this coming Wednesday. K-pop, short for Korean pop music, is very popular in Myanmar and the Southeast Asian region …
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