João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88.
New research suggests how to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert — or a lecture — and channel that energy for a sustained time period.
Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.
The Mummies were an American garage punk band from San Bruno, CA. Formed in late 1988, they exhibited a defiantly raw and lo-fi sound, dubbed “budget rock.” The Mummies, with their unique sound coupled with their rebellious attitude and distinctive performance costumes, established themselves as a major influence on garage punk and garage rock revival acts later in the decade, as well as in the 1990s.
‘Fire of Love’ is the groundbreaking debut album from Los Angeles psychobilly band The Gun Club, released in 1981 on Ruby Records. The Flesh Eaters’ singer Chris D. produced five Read More…
The Dukes of Stratosphear were an English rock band formed in 1984 by the pseudonymous “Sir John Johns” (Andy Partridge), “The Red Curtain” (Colin Moulding), “Lord Cornelius Plum” (Dave Gregory), and “E.I.E.I. Owen” (Ian Gregory). The Dukes were actually a side project of XTC (though many believed the mysterious band to be an actual psychedelic pop band from the 60’s), releasing records concurrently with their continued musical activities.
‘Ptooff!’ is the extraordinary debut studio album by English psychedelic rock band The Deviants, released in 1967 on record label Underground Impresarios. This tireless proto-punk classic is a much overlooked, criminally Read More…
Released in 1981, ‘Spinal Injuries’ is one of the most brilliant and criminally under-appreciated, defining releases from that great early 80’s post-punk/deathrock/goth/darkwave period, by the band Cortex from Gothenburg, Sweden.
Before wireless controlled hobby quadcopters or US military weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles raining death from the sunny skies, and decades before the Australian band formed under the same moniker, there was simply the British punk band, The Drones.
The Sky’s Gone Out by Bauhaus was released in October 1982 by record label Beggars Banquet.
As Last.FM puts it: “The Boys made arguably one of the best LPs of the 70s with their self-titled first album and provided the template for superior Pop Punk before even the Buzzcocks had got out of first gear”.