It's no longer freezing in New York after months of snow and gloomy weather. Could the members of Incan Abraham have brought some Los Angeles warmth with them? As they sit on a bench outside of The Brooklyn Bowl, they speak of their upcoming album, Tolerance, as a "tombstone" of sorts. It's the band's debut LP, but they describe it as quite literally a record of the years they've worked leading up to this point.
Musicians have a very unusual relationship with the songs they write. Just like an actor doesn't sit around watching his or her own movies all day (hopefully), a musician doesn't listen to their own albums very often, for various reasons. They could simply be tired of hearing the songs, or maybe they're self-conscious, but sometimes an artist genuinely dislikes their own work. Here are seven albums aren't very well liked by the people who made them.
Music Times writers share an office area of roughly 45 sq. ft, which makes having face-to-face conversations totally impossible. Junk Mail is these millenials attempt to discuss and review the week's hottest album releases... without needing to look at each other. This week: Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot and Carolyn Menyes email back and forth about Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty".
Everything has its own day nowadays, but some things, such as karaoke, get a whole freakin' week. The third week of April is apparently National Karaoke Week. The event, supposedly not invented by Smule, was celebrated by Smule, which used data from its Sing! Karaoke app to determine the most popular karaoke tracks in existence. The app's more than 150 million users generated this Top 10: Read this
Plans were laid out last night for the annual American Idol Summer Tour. The series will be shorter than usual-probably due to less demand in recent years-but will still find its way around to 41 cities, opening on the East coast and working its way west. As usual, the top ten finalists from the current season will take part in the tour. Read this
After two weeks in the top eight, American Idol is finally down to seven contestants this week and decided to let the remaining singers show their real stuff (yet again) with their own choice of song. Thus, the picks were pretty predictable and everyone performed thusly. It's pretty well established who the stars are on this season of Idol -- Jena Irene, Alex Preston and Caleb Johnson, and those three had the strongest showings. The mediocre singers were mediocre and the boring guys were boring. Read this
Music Times writers share an office area of roughly 45 sq. ft, which makes having face-to-face conversations totally impossible. Junk Mail is these millenials attempt to discuss and review the week's hottest album releases... without needing to look at each other.
This week: Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot and Carolyn Menyes email back and forth about Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty". Read this
The slow sales that plagued the Billboard 200 this week didn't avoid the Digital Downloads chart either, although totals weren't nearly as painful for digital tracks. A new name came into play, but the top four tracks will be familiar to our readers. Read this
When Blake Shelton sat down with People Magazine to talk about how closely his song "Doin' What She Likes" mirrors his real life, he had some interesting admissions to make ... like catching the yard on fire more than once!Read more »
On May 6, 2014, Integrity Music will release the 10-track 'The Action Bible Remixed,' a collection of well-known modern worship songs reimagined with the electronic sounds of producer Victor "Liquid" Oquendo and featuring guest appearances by Canton Jones, DJ Maj, KJ-52, L.E.D., Liquid, Milton Young, and Stefan The Scientist.Read more »
The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards may be a year away, but tickets for the event are already gone, gone, gone!Read more »
When DJ Bobby Bones took Gerry House's spot on Clear Channel’s Nashville-based WSIX, a radio station that is syndicated over 50 radio markets across the country, the thought was that Bones would become the new face of country music as far as DJs go. Now, as the DJs contrived public battle with Kacey Musgraves amps up, many are hoping the original thought was wrong.Read more »