Slowdive will be playing at New York's Terminal 5 tomorrow (Oct. 25) as part of the CMJ Music Marathon before making their way across North America, Music Times chatted with founding member Rachel Goswell about the band's return to the stage and their plans for the future.
Visions of cheerleaders oftentimes bring up teenage girls in mini-skirts supporting the local varsity team, but that's not always what a "cheerleader" is. Enter, Philadelphia indie pop outfit Cheerleader, the latest buzzing band to enter the scene.
With the conclusion of CMJ just this past weekend (ending on Saturday, Oct. 25), we here at Music Times found an array of bands we couldn’t help but fall in love with. One of such happened to be HUNDREDS, a “contemporary trip-hop” duo from Hamburg, Germany, made up of brother and sister Philipp and Eva Milner.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' "Blurred Lines" lawsuit is starting to look like it won't end in their favor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt has denied Thicke and Williams' motion for a summary judgment in a copyright lawsuit concerning their 2013 megahit, concluding that the song may have too much in common with Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up." Read this
Kevin Jonas rocketed to fame in the mid-2000s alongside his brothers Nick and Joe as the Jonas Brothers. After plans to release the JoBros' fifth album V came to a halt and the band broke up last year, Nick and Joe Jonas have since gone on to pursue solo careers, but the oldest JoBro is just as happy out of the limelight. Instead, he is now focusing his energy on the tech world, app development and a surprising career as a home renovator and contractor. Read this
Latin pop superstars Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias have added a string of 2015 dates to their current U.S. tour, "Billboard" reports. This second leg begins Jan. 28 in El Paso, Texas, and ends Feb. 20 in Rosemont, Illinois. Joining Pitbull and Iglesias on the tour will be up-and-coming Colombian pop singer J. Balvin. Read this
She & Him have a new album of timeless tunes coming out titled "Classics," and the pair have recently shared their rendition of Frank Sinatra's "Time After Time." Read this
One Direction has already made some "Midnight Memories," but now the boy band is looking to make some "Night Changes." Yesterday, 1D announced that it will follow up its lead FOUR single "Steal My Girl" with a new track "Night Changes." Read this
Perhaps you've heard: Taylor Swift is going to dominate the Billboard charts when official results come out next Wednesday. Initial projects suggested 1989 would sell between 800,000 and 900,000 copies, and that estimate has since been upped to 1.2 million. That's more than three times more than the next highest debut this year (Coldplay's Ghost Stories). One aspect of the album that's largely been skipped over is Swift/Big Machine's decision not to offer the record on Spotify. Many who were aware suggest this as proof that the streaming trend can be beaten. Never has "correlation doesn't equal causation" been more true.Read more »
We told you a few weeks ago that "Basketball Wives L.A." star Gloria Govan had recently split from Matt Barnes over "trust issues." Naturally, everyone initially assumed there must have been some infidelity — again — but that notion went out the window pretty quickly when it was learned that Govan reportedly forged her husbands' signature on legal documents to secure a loan for $150,000. The kicker? Barnes found out when Nina Rawls decided to sue the couple for non-payment.Read more »
Taylor Swift is continuing her heavy promotion of her new album 1989 and her newfound love of New York City this week with a slew of TV appearances. This morning (Oct. 30), the pop megastar performed three cuts from her album in Times Square, including the fitting cut "Welcome to New York."Read more »
In what must seem like a sacrilegious move from fans of piano music and New York City's music history in general, the Steinway & Sons company is moving from its historic home on 57th Street. According to The New York Times, the company had done business from its original home near "piano row" since the '20s.Read more »
Kim Kardashian has not exactly had much success when it comes to love. Kanye West is her third husband, and the fact they share a daughter, North West, might be the main thing that prevents her from pulling the plug on their already shaky union. The thing is, for once she is dealing with a man who is as headstrong and determined to do things their way as she is, so their clashes have been epic. According to "Radar Online," the most recent one occurred last week on the night of her birthday bash, and it left Kardashian completely reeling. West loves his life in Paris — do not forget he chose to abandon Kardashian for half her pregnancy in order to spend his time in the City of Lights — and has been dropping hints for a while now about wanting to relocate there full time. Until now, Kardashian has kind of shrugged off the idea because her life, family and career is based in Los Angeles, but finally it seems these two have hit a crossroads.Read more »
Danity Kane may be no longer, but former member Dawn Richard is rising from the ashes of the reformed girl group and taking her momentum into reviving her solo career. Yesterday (Oct. 29), Richard announced that she will be following up her critically acclaimed R&B album Goldenheart with a new album in 2015, Blackheart.Read more »