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Jazmine Sullivan was the musical guest on tonight’s installment of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Philadelphia singer performed “Girl Like Me” from her new project Heaux Tales, which landed last Friday. Check it out below. Heaux Tales follows Sullivan’s 2015 studio album Reality Show, and includes her recent singles “Lost One” and “Pick
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Universal Music Group’s recently-launched production house Mercury Studios has announced a documentary about Abbey Road Studios. If These Walls Could Sing will explore the legendary recording studio’s history in conjunction with Abbey Road’s 90th anniversary this November. The film is produced by John Battsek and directed by filmmaker and photographer Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul
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A new film about the life of legendary singer Billie Holiday is coming to Hulu. The United States vs. Billie Holiday is directed by Lee Daniels and stars R&B singer Andra Day in the titular role. According to a press release, the film “unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life.” The film features a screenplay
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Madlib and Four Tet (a.k.a. Kieran Hebden) have announced the details of their new collaborative LP Sound Ancestors. The music is credited to Madlib; Hebden edited, arranged, and mastered the LP. It’s due out January 29 via the Madvillainy producer’s Madlib Invazion label. Check out the full track list below. Last week Madlib and Four
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The Mountain Goats appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their song “Get Famous,” from the group’s most recent album Getting into Knives. The in-studio performance was filmed remotely; check it out below. The Mountain Goats released two albums in 2020: April’s Songs for Pierre Chuvin, which Darnielle recorded alone on his
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Jazmine Sullivan performed a “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” for NPR. She sang four songs from her newly released project Heaux Tales—“Bodies (Intro),” “The Other Side,” “Lost One,” and the H.E.R. collaboration “Girl Like Me”—in addition to “Let It Burn,” which appeared on her 2015 album Reality Show. Check out the full set below. Ahead of
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Julien Baker was the musical guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night (January 7). Baker performed her recent song “Faith Healer” from Nashville’s Exit/In. Watch it all go down below. “Faith Healer” appears on Julien Baker’s forthcoming album Little Oblivions, which arrives February 26 via Matador. The follow-up to 2017’s Turn Out
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Rio Da Yung OG, the Flint, Michigan rapper who released City on My Back last year, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for a charge related to a January 2019 arrest over possession of a gun with “intent to distribute controlled substances.” In an Instagram story, Rio said he’ll begin his sentence in
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Montreal’s Bell Orchestre—the group including Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry—have announced their first studio album in over a decade. House Music arrives March 19 via Erased Tapes. Today, Bell Orchestre have shared the lead single, “V: Movement,” along with a music video directed by band member Kaveh Nabatian. Watch them perform in
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Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy have shared yet another cover song. For their version of Johnnie Frierson’s “Miracles,” the Bills recruited fellow Drag City artist Ty Segall. Check out the new “Miracles” video, directed by Sai Selvarajan, below. Bill and Bonnie kicked off 2021 with a cover of Lou Reed’s “Rooftop Garden.” Last year,
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Dr. Dre has been hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm, TMZ reports and Pitchfork has learned. According to TMZ, Dre is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He reportedly suffered the aneurysm on Monday (January 4) and was driven to the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai immediately by ambulance. Dr. Dre is reportedly
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The 2021 Grammy Awards have been postponed from the originally scheduled date of January 31, as Rolling Stone and Variety report. The Recording Academy has yet to announce the new date, but sources speaking to RS said that the organizers are aiming to hold the ceremony in March. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for
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Loretta Lynn has announced the new album Still Woman Enough, which arrives on March 19 via Legacy. Marking her 50th studio album, the 13-song collection celebrates women in country music and includes new compositions along with reinterpretations of songs from throughout Lynn’s catalog. The album also features appearances from Margo Price, Tanya Tucker, Reba McEntire,
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Bobby Shmurda (a.k.a. Ackquille Pollard) will be eligible for release from prison next month, the New York State Department of Corrections told the New York Times. The Brooklyn rapper had been denied parole in September 2020, but a review by the New York State Department of Corrections restored his credit for good behavior. He will
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Gerry Marsden, leader of the Merseybeat quartet Gerry & the Pacemakers, has died. Marsden’s friend Pete Price—a broadcaster based in Liverpool—broke the news on social media earlier today (January 3), stating that Marsden died following a short illness stemming from a heart infection. Marsden’s death was subsequently confirmed by the BBC. He was 78 years
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