The Lucid Album Preview
Irish composer and musician Conor Walsh reflects on his minimalist musical style over the preview of the title track of his posthumous album, The Lucid. “I like the idea of conveying a lot through a little and conveying emotions through music without there being lyrics or a narrative.”
Turkish Sunrise (Piano Composition)
Check out Steven Zheng’s original piano composition, “Turkish Sunrise.”
Charlotte Hoather, Soprano
If you ever wondered what an opera singer’s daily life looks like, you’ll love Charlotte Hoather’s blog, where the British soprano invites visitors and fans behind the scenes (and occasionally on stage, too).
Why Did American Music Festivals Almost Disappear in the 1970s and ’80s?
In the 1970s, music festivals went “from cultural phenomena to endangered species.” We’re in a new golden age of live music now, but what happened in the interim?
What Is the Most Nostalgic Song of All Time?
“A simple question, posed at eight o’clock on a Saturday night. I got 5,000 comments back.” At the Village Voice, Mikel Jollett writes on music’s power to evoke memory and a sense of loss.
50 Best Albums of the Year 2017, Ranked
“I will always be an album guy. . . . there simply is no musical experience quite like a brilliant album listened to from start to finish.” At N.B.G.V, Eóin Donnelly offers his thorough, passionate take on his favorite albums, including Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Cigarettes After Sex’s eponymous debut, and dvsn’s Morning After.
The 20 Best Albums of 2017 According to Bandcamp Daily
Discover some of the most exciting, under-the-radar music of the past year, lovingly curated by the Bandcamp Daily team.
We Got Lucky: My Life with Tom Petty
Silas House remembers Tom Petty: “We embraced strangers and threw our heads back and sang. This was a kind of church, too, I thought. A room full of love in a way I’d never experienced before.”
Ghost Story by Andrew Wrangell
In honor of Halloween, composer Andrew Wrangell is serving up some original, orchestral horror music along with a scary story: “Let me tell you a chilling tale…”
One Day Music Came
“There was something in the tones, between the tones that made the world seem like a better place, the sky a bit bluer, the problems lighter to carry.” The writer and illustrator at Fictionspawn Monsters tells a tale in which music brings hope and joy.
How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper
“The first few weeks will be blurry, abstract, and smoked out. Every experience eye opening; some burdening, most reddening. The hotel rooms are bigger than your future.” Negele Hospedales, aka Hospey, recounts what it’s like to work for Chance the Rapper.
The Old Green Singers
Angie recalls her family’s beat-up truck, “Old Green,” which became a concert hall on wheels as she, her mom, and her brothers sang their way through good times and bad.
Dear Summertime Rolls
“The summertime world is languid. It is the snick-snick-snick of sprinklers. It is Perry Ferrell crooning ‘Tag. You are the one.’” Jen writes a thank you note to a pivotal album for her 13-year-old self.
The things I’d do
A poem about music and more:
“it’s out of tune
it’s been a while
but the e isn’t
it all lines up
everywhere I’ve ever played
is right here buzzing”
Fifteen Artists Choose 10 Songs to Celebrate Canada 150
At the Calgary Herald, a playlist that covers wide swaths of Canadian music, from the iconic (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen) to the new and emerging.
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