Northern California producer Bleep Bloop is on a mission. Aaron Triggs, known professionally as Bleep Bloop, aims to bring his cosmic soundwaves to the masses. The DJ Shadow protégé just made his debut on Shadow's new label Liquid Amber with a new three track EP 10 Watt Lazers. We had the chance to chat with Triggs on the heels of his EP release to discuss his relationship with DJ Shadow, talk about the creative process behind the EP and his love for out space.
Elite food options and four themed floors of entertainment make Acme Feed & Seed the current "it" place in Nashville. The roof provides a beautiful view of the Cumberland River and the Tennessee Titans' pro football stadium. But don't get it twisted; music is the centerpiece.
Last month we shared a video (filmed by Taylor Swift) of Lena Dunham dancing along to a song named after her by the all-girl Brooklyn rap trio Hand Job Academy. Although the song isn't actually about the GIRLS creator, it references her in the hook and on the line "finna let it all hang out, Lena Dunham." The video for the song also features a parody the text from Dunham's book cover for her biography Not That Kind Of Girl, switching out "a young women tell you want she's 'learned'" for "a bad b*tch tells you what she's 'learned." Music Times caught up with the women behind the Dunham-approved track, Clara Bizna$$, Uncle Meg, and Ash Wednesday. Here's what they had to say:
Madonna has caved. The entertainment icon made her upcoming effort, 'Rebel Heart,' available for pre-order and offered six songs for purchase. This all follows a bunch of leaks from earlier in the week of 10 unfinished tracks. Madonna dropped "Unapologetic Bitch," "Illuminati" and "Bitch I'm Madonna" featuring Nicki Minaj. Kanye West produced some of the tracks. The first single, "Living for Love," can also be streamed here. Read this
The ongoing saga between pop's elite and online streaming services got another new wrinkle this week when an email from Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier claimed Pharrell's hit "Happy" only generated $2,700 in revenue from Pandora Radio in the first quarter of 2014. Read this
One Direction's upcoming gig on Saturday Night Live isn't the only time the "Night Changes" band will be coming to NBC in the next few days. Yes, 1D will be having its very own concert and behind-the-scenes special, fittingly titled One Direction: The Special, next week and now there are two trailers for Directioners to watch over and over again until the airdate arrives. Read this
Last night (Dec. 18), PEOPLE broke into new territory by airing the first-ever People Magazine Awards on NBC. And like any new award show, in addition to giving out trophies to the likes of Kate Hudson, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston, the event had to have a few musical guests. And everyone's favorite pop-punk boy band 5 Seconds of Summer were on hand to provide the entertainment. In continued promotion of its new album LIVESOS, 5SOS performed its cover of "What I Like About You" with plenty of attitude. Read this
We don't want to comment on the issues of freedom of speech or what merits good taste in school photos. Instead, let's focus on totally awesome high school yearbook photos from our favorite musicians. Read this
Earlier this fall, Crooked I (KXNG CROOKED) and Sway Calloway announced they were starting a new competition for aspiring rappers called One Shot. Since the competition was announced, other celebrities have signed on as guest judges including T.I., The Game, DJ Khaled, RZA, Twista, Tech N9Ne, Scarface, E-40, Charlamagne Tha God, Joell Ortiz, and DJ Drama.Read more »
Last night (Dec. 18), PEOPLE broke into new territory by airing the first-ever People Magazine Awards on NBC. And like any new award show, in addition to giving out trophies to the likes of Kate Hudson, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston, the event had to have a few musical guests. And everyone's favorite pop-punk boy band 5 Seconds of Summer were on hand to provide the entertainment. In continued promotion of its new album LIVESOS, 5SOS performed its cover of "What I Like About You" with plenty of attitude.Read more »
Christofer Drew was not as prolific in 2014 as he would've liked. In fact, the Never Shout Never mastermind didn't produce a single music release this year. Thankfully, he says he has two records on tap for 2015.Read more »
Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at hyphy hype-magnet E-40 and part two of his four-part 'Sharp On All Corners' series.Read more »
Last week Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy confirmed their split after a three-year engagement and while their fans may have been caught by surprise, it seems that those close to the couple weren't. There had been rumblings about the status of their relationship for at least a year, with rumors that a split was a bit inevitable and now we are learning some of the reasons why.Read more »
Legendary London club, Fabric has been saved from closure after its license was put up for a snap renewal review in front of the local Islington Council. This was done at the request of local police who were becoming increasingly concerned at a recent spate of drug-related deaths and hospitalizations stemming from clubbers at the venue. Four people have died in the past three years. The council voted to renew the license, but only if the club agreed to several very stringent terms that include drug sniffing dogs and ID scans.Read more »