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Cancer Comes to Country Music
I can’t make up my mind: Has country music finally gone too far? Has the brilliant and powerful mastery of emotional manipulation that is its signature, its relentless effort to make you weep at all costs, at last taken it into territory the bitter end …
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30 of Country Music’s Biggest Acts Teamed Up to Create the Most Epic Music Video Ever
Just in case your calendars weren’t already marked, the CMA Awards (a.k.a. Country Music’s Biggest Night) are celebrating their 50th anniversary on November 2 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. To mark occasion (and get country music fans geared up for all the toe …

Country Music Isn’t Country Music Anymore And Here’s Why
If Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Grahamâ’s pop-country mash-up performance at this year’s Grammy Awards over the weekend didn’t prove it, I’ll say it – country music isn’t just country music anymore. Their respective hits, Ballerini’s Peter Pan …


Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music

Exclusive Interview: Bas Ibellini discusses Fabric, and the future of underground music
With a talent for creating a certain entrancing energy within his sets and studio offerings, we were keen to get to know the budding producer a bit better, and it has been a busy few months for the Londoner, as he explained in this exclusive We Rave You …

DJ Hodor’s Rave of Thrones Brings Nerds and Norms Together at Anthem
On screen, he’s the least significant sliver of television’s current largest ensemble cast, protector of a disabled, psychic prince and a hulking simpleton who communicates only through speaking his own name Hodor.” Outside of the Seven Kingdoms …
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Blaq Poet’s new album Tha Blaqprint has the cosign that most rappers would give a limb to have. That co-sign is DJ Premier and in this new short video, his praise to Blaq Poet is front and center stage.


Scottish study suggests dogs are partial to reggae music

Scottish study suggests dogs are partial to reggae music
Jan. 27 (UPI) –A Scottish study looking at how music affects dogs’ behavior suggests canines are partial to reggae over classical music. Researchers from the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow said they studied the psychological and behavioral …
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THE POP GROUP –  Funky Punky Freaky Reggae Party in Belgium…
few bands that really have, after reuniting many years after they first formed (1977), something challenging, inspiring and perspicacious to say in caustic words and in compelling sound. Their two comeback albums in two years, CITIZEN ZOMBIE (2015)

Around Newburyport
State of the City of Newburyport: 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 10, Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris St., Newburyport. Join for Mayor Donna Holaday’s presentation of the annual State of the City of Newburyport at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry …


Kirk Franklin Worries Gospel Music Might Fade Away Just Like Disco

musicKirk Franklin Worries Gospel Music Might Fade Away Just Like Disco
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is not optimistic about the future of gospel music. He worries that God-themed music would fade away the same way disco did. Franklin shared his thoughts during a guest appearance at Erica Campbell’s syndicated radio show “Get Up!
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Funeral home director, gospel singer faces child sex charges
He’s scheduled to appear in court February 15. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney. Massey operates Massey Funeral Home. His website describes him as an “accomplished musician” best known for gospel music.
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True Worship Music Is Gospel Music Even If It Isn’t Gospel Music
We talk about Colossians 3:16 a lot here at My Song In The Night, because it tells us what kind of songs please God when we assemble together as his church. It has nothing to do with the instruments or the style you use, as long as the music aids our …


LeStrange Viols to bring early music revival to ETSU

musicLeStrange Viols to bring early music revival to ETSU
Members of LeStrange Viols have been featured performers with ACRONYM, Arcadia Viols, Amherst Early Music Festival, The Newberry Consort, Folger Consort, The King’s Noyse, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Trio Settecento, The Oberlin Consort of Viols …
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OpenAir’s 2016 Guide To Colorado Summer Music Festivals
Colorado has the advantage of being a great destination — and place to live — in all four seasons. But summer in Colorado stands out because of the music. There’s a wide selection of outdoor music festivals here from May to September. This summer’s …

Fort Worth’s new Fortress Festival announces notable headliners: Run the Jewels and Purity Ring
which used to be Transmission Events, the company responsible for the dearly departed Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.) New music festival coming to Fort Worth next spring The cutting-edge lineup is a reflection of the style of bands one would normally see on a …


2016’s New additions to country music families

music2016’s New additions to country music families
Our country music families are growing! In 2016,a dozen babies joined the families of some of our country music artists. First to join was Love Lily Brust,, the 7 lb. 7 oz. daughter of Preston and Kristen Brust. Preston is half of the duo LOCASH.

‘The Voice’ season 11 winner: How country music rules
The NBC hit reality competition “The Voice” has crowned its latest winner, with singer Sundance Head being named as the champion of the show’s 11th season. Mr. Head won out over fellow competitors Billy Gilman, Josh Gallagher, and Wé McDonald.
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Country Music Events: How Big Brands are Building Loyalty
It can be indie, it can be gritty, it can be rock and pop. It’s on primetime à la the CMA Music Festival’s annual “Country’s Night to Rock” (called the most social show of the year by Forbes in 2014). And thanks to Blake Shelton, the country …


Contemporary German Pop Music

musicContemporary German Pop Music
In the 60’s and 70’s German music – or better: music in Germany – ranged from traditional German folk music (which is pretty much forgotten about today), over folk imbued “Schlager” (best compared with a mix of country, r & b-oldies and very …

Jackie Wilson: The Singer And The Showman
Jackie Wilson was one of those: a singer’s singer … Wilson cracked the pop Top 10 just six times. But on the R&B charts, 15 of Wilson’s records were Top 10 hits. The late Michael Jackson was a fan. In 1984, when Jackson collected seven Grammy Awards …
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The TSU Toronadoes
“Tighten Up” began as an instrumental jam that local R&B group the TSU Toronadoes played at their shows … Allen Hill, frontman for Houston’s Allen Oldies Band, figures he’s played the song hundreds of times, and says that spontaneity makes capturing …
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music: DJ Slamin Jay Ft Jumabee X Magnito X Jaywon – Leg Over

musicmusic: DJ Slamin Jay Ft Jumabee X Magnito X Jaywon – Leg Over
He has played for top Night Clubs including Embassy by Glamour,Online Radio and Central Radio UK, currently DJ Slamin Jay is been managed by Starshow entertainment and has finally decided to unleash his first official single featuring the rave Jumabee …

Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn set to DJ the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards
Nairn, who played the role of Hodor is a veteran DJ and produces electronic music, and even has his own show named Rave of Thrones. Cool, right? Ever since Hodor’s death on Game of Thrones, Kristian Nairn’s popularity has soared to new heights and that …

EDM Concerts + Raves Near Me
At The DJ List, we want to connect you to your favorite artists so … You might be thinking, “There are no EDM concerts near me, and the only raves near me are a 12-hour drive down a backcountry road.” You’d be surprised. These days, EDM events …


Latest Music Festivals News

musicSummer 2014 music festival preview
A general view of the crowd during day 4 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 16, 2013, in Manchester, Tenn. Stages upon stages and music everywhere you turn. Yes, festival season is officially upon us. 63 Photos Scenes from Coachella 2014 …
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Read Best of Interviews with Film Professionals and Festival Directors
There is more variety in music in film today. Film scores are now a broad church … VanChan or “The Vancouver Channel” is a North American, MONTHLY, webisode festival in where the contestants create a pilot WEB SERIES. Comedy, Drama, Cooking show?

Country music festivals shutting down left and right
Three major country music festivals have been canceled in 2016 with little-to-no explanation provided. Most recently, Dega Jam, set to take place on July 4 weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, was axed. The racetrack’s director of public …
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WATCH: Panic! At The Disco’s “This Is Gospel” Video…Without The Music

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Well, this is super creepy. Yeah, the original version of this video dropped back in 2013, but it’s resurfaced today in a new form. A no music version, watch below: Panic! play their biggest Bay Area show yet on March 25, 2017 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Dig These Discs: Saint Motel, Tove Lo, Tyler Glenn, Rumer, Norah Jones
Shades of gospel songs appear in “Tragedy,” as Jones sings of a 25 … Rumer’s voice is described as reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, and is well-suited to this genre of music. In 2010, she even released a holiday EP, “Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas.”

Soundwave Festival Croatia Announces First Names for 2017
Next up, eclectic crate-digging house and disco purveyors Horse Meat Disco bring their dance floor delight to Soundwave, experimentalist beat-maker MNDSGN, who grew up in south New Jersey, was raised with Gospel music at church and B-Boy culture at home to …