Music

  • ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween': A CBS Animated Special

    ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween': A CBS Animated Special

    Michael Jackson and Halloween seem to go together more and more these days. First we had the spooky MJ compilation Scream, which collects every even vaguely Halloween-adjacent Jackson song, and now we have a CBS animated special entitled Michael Jackson’s Halloween, as announced by the official CBS Twitter account: Get ready to go on an […]

  • ‘Fela Kuti Box Set #4′ Curated by Erykah Badu (Audio)

    ‘Fela Kuti Box Set #4′ Curated by Erykah Badu (Audio)

    Two legends of music cross paths across time thanks to the latest release in Knitting Factory Records’ ongoing series of Fela Kuti retrospectives. It’s Fela Kuti Box Set #4, this entry in the series having been personally curated by Erykah Badu. If you’re not familiar with Kuti’s work, Badu offered a handy listening guide to […]

  • Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Producer and composer Quincy Jones has evidently wanted to start a TV channel dedicated to jazz and various other related forms of music for a while now. But he only recently got just such a project funded through Kickstarter: It’s called Qwest TV, and it’s now “coming to a screen near you” sometime in the […]

  • ‘The Saga Continues': New Wu-Tang Clan Album Out Now

    ‘The Saga Continues': New Wu-Tang Clan Album Out Now

    We’ve been hearing about the new studio album from The Wu-Tang Clan for a few weeks now, and now the new record is finally here. It’s called The Saga Continues, a somewhat shortened title with no “Wu-Tang” in the actual title of the album, but other than that everything appears to be as promised, and […]

  • Cassette Store Day is Coming on October 14th

    Cassette Store Day is Coming on October 14th

    It’s important in these troubled times to take a moment and appreciate your local, uh, cassette store. That’s the principle behind Cassette Store Day, which is coming to a host of independent music stores all around the country this Saturday. If you have a cassette player in your house from the golden age, it may […]

  • ‘Starboy’ Comic from The Weeknd and Marvel is Happening

    ‘Starboy’ Comic from The Weeknd and Marvel is Happening

    The speculation regarding the nature of the upcoming collaboration between Marvel Comics and The Weeknd turned out to be largely accurate, as we are getting a Starboy comic featuring the adventures of the character first seen in The Weeknd‘s album of the same name last year as well as the attendant music videos and short […]

  • ‘A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982)': New Bowie Box Set

    ‘A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982)': New Bowie Box Set

    I have decided that until someone stops me, I’m going to start writing about cool new box set releases on here. Last week the boxed artist in question was Isaac Hayes, and today it’s David Bowie, whose continued posthumous retrospective series continued a few days ago with the release of A New Career In A […]

  • Spotify Time Capsule Takes You Back to the Good Old Days

    Spotify Time Capsule Takes You Back to the Good Old Days

    Music is possibly the closest thing we have to time travel, at least in the emotional sense – there’s no better way to take you back to how you felt at a certain time and place in the past than to listen to whatever music was playing at that time. Spotify has a new custom […]

  • The Weeknd x Marvel Project Teased on Instagram

    The Weeknd x Marvel Project Teased on Instagram

    Is Starboy becoming part of the Marvel Universe? I wouldn’t rule anything out the way things are these days, and that would appear to be one interpretation of a recent Instagram post by The Weeknd himself that cites Marvel in advance of New York Comic-Con this, uh, weekend. Other than that, we have no idea […]