Could Steve McQueen start a lovers rock revival with Small Axe?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of the most memorable moments in Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock – the latest film in his five-part anthology series Small Axe – comes when a room full of Läs mer…

How 'woke' became the word of our era

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As I write this, I’m staring at a fashion magazine with the coverline “Woke bespoke”. Next to it, a newspaper supplement features a dating diary of the search for Läs mer…

Megan Thee Stallion: Good News review – galloping into greatness

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On YouTube, you can still see one of Megan Thee Stallion’s early appearances at a 2016 rap cypher in Houston. It’s a very telling performance. Twenty-one years old and Läs mer…

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom review – Chadwick Boseman glorious in his final film role

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A detonation of pure acting firepower is what’s on offer in this movie version of August Wilson’s 1982 stage play. Declarative and theatrical it might be, but it’s also Läs mer…

'A gamechanger for musicians': app offers library of interactive sheet music

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Classical musicians will have access to a huge library of interactive sheet music via a groundbreaking app that leading cultural figures say has the potential to revolutionise music-making. Artificial Läs mer…

Jamie Lynn Spears: 'Britney created so much power for herself – I wanted that too'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jamie Lynn Spears was sitting in a car, surrounded by screaming fans, when it finally hit her. Of course, she knew her sister Britney was successful – she had Läs mer…

'It's the screams of the damned!' The eerie AI world of deepfake music

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; ‘It’s Christmas time! It’s hot tub time!” sings Frank Sinatra. At least, it sounds like him. With an easy swing, cheery bonhomie, and understated brass and string flourishes, this Läs mer…

Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part one

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Music Khruangbin – Mordechai Because sometimes what you need during lockdown is to be transported somewhere better by whatever’s in your headphones: Mordechai’s self-styled “Earth music” sounds like a Läs mer…

Spotify to let artists promote music for cut in royalty rates

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Spotify has been accused of trying to create digital “payola”, after announcing a feature that would give artists an algorithmic boost on the company’s playlists – if they agree Läs mer…