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Classicalite Q&A with Banjo Player Jake Schepps

Banjo player Jake Schepps sure is opening up the possibilities for his instrument: contemporary classical bluegrass? Yes, a thousand times so. In fact, his latest album, Entwined (Fine Mighty), is the perfect manifestation of a seemingly non-existent ...

Rihanna, Madonna, Arcade Fire, Kanye West & More Show Support For Jay Z's TIDAL Streaming Service

As previously reported, Taylor Swift recently put her music (minus 1989) on Jay Z's new streaming service TIDAL after removing it from Spotify last year. Now a slew of big-name artists, such as Kanye West, Jack White's Third Man Records, Rihanna, ...

'High Minded' and Low Bass: Tim Storms, Saint-Saëns and Enya Get Lower Than Hip-Hop and Dubstep Ever Could

Bass gets a bad rap in music, usually seen as a destroyer of stereos or a noise complaint to the police waiting to happen. Two clever engineering students at George Mason University used the power of sub-bass to their advantage however, channeling ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge Round 2: Vote Who Moves On...Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A. and More

Heavy hitters such as Nine Inch Nails, Green Day and N.W.A. have all moved on to the second round of Music Times' annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tournament. By combining the obsessive bracketology of March Madness with the annual naming of ...

Germanwings Crash Victims Include Two Opera Singers - Oleg Bryjak & Maria Rander - Newlyweds and Teens

As it has been reported, a Germanwings airliner bound for Düsseldorf was deliberately brought down by its co-pilot this week. Among the victims of the crash were teenagers, newlyweds and two opera singers.

Stream Caravan of Thieves' New Album 'Kiss Kiss' Early, Exclusively On Music Times [LISTEN]

Caravan of Thieves' new album, Kiss Kiss, arrives tomorrow (March 31), but you can listen to it a day early exclusively here at Music Times.

Crying Villanova Piccolo Player Performs on Jimmy Fallon, Receives Taylor Swift Tickets

If playing the world's smallest violin is metaphor for sob stories then what about the piccolo? For Roxanne Chalifoux and the windy instrument, it represents, actually, physical tears. Now viral, she was recently invited to perform on Jimmy Fallon ...

[WATCH] 'Cubanacán: A Revolution of Forms,' First New Cuban Opera in 50 Years

'Cubanacán: A Revolution of Forms' is indeed the first new Cuban opera in nearly five decades. Itself some twelve years in the making, this new production comes to fruition via American filmmaker Charles Koppleman to kick off the 2015 Havana ...

Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine Headlining in Chicago

Lollapalooza 2015 has announced its lineup, with Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + The Machine filling the headliner positions. Among the other names at the top of the billing include Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Bassnectar, alt-J, Kaskade and A$AP ...

Arthur Russell Tribute at BAM to Feat. Scissor Sister Jake Shears, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Dev Hynes

Following the release of Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell tribute album featuring Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange and 16 more via Red Hot Organization and Yep Roc; BAM is hosting an evening of performances in honor of the ...

5 Cases of Ted Cruz in Music: 'The Shining,' Miley Cyrus and Criticism in The Country Genre

Ted Cruz became the first of many Republican believed to be in pursuit of the White House during 2016, as he formally announced his name as a runner for the GOP nomination for the presidency. Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and several more ...

Stephen Cleobury on the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge—Live in Chicago

Devotees of the English choral tradition can hear the world-famous Choir of King's College performing live at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago on Tuesday, March 24. The concert is part of the Symphony Center Presents (SCP) concert series.

Leon Bridges: From Playing Coffeehouses to SXSW with White Denim [LISTEN]

Leon Bridges, Fort Worth, Texas native, went from washing dishes at a coffeehouse just months ago, to performing at SXSW and garnering popularity for his music on Soundcloud.

Producers, Mixers, Engineers to Get Digital Royalties in House Bill

A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is being introduced in Congress this week that would give producers, engineers and mixers -- often times the unsung and forgotten heroes in the whole song-making process -- a piece of the digital ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge: Vote Who Moves On...Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A. and More

Music Times combines March Madness and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony into a bracket-style tournament, where only your vote can decide who gets enshrined: Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A.? Vote and check back next week for the ...

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