Music

The Flaming Lips Experiment with COVID-friendly Shows

The Flaming Lips, a rock band spanning almost four decades, has been the first band to implement plastic bubbles in their shows as a way for fans to be able to dance and move safely. The band is famous for their exciting and inventive live performances, with awe-inspiring light shows and frontman Wayne Coyne often utilizing the bubbles himself (pre-COVID) to surf over the crowd, so the lack of concerts has been felt by band members and fans alike.

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Tibet House Annual Benefit Concert

The 34th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert will take place virtually on Losar, the Tibetan New Year, this February 17th. The show usually takes place at Carnegie Hall in New York City, but it will be streaming virtually this year on Mandolin. Tickets are available through the Tibet House and Mandolin websites, starting at $25.

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Sabrina Carpenter Explains the Real Meaning Behind Her Song, “Skin”

After Olivia Rodrigo released the song “Driver’s License,” fans could not help but get caught up in the Disney Channel drama. This song allegedly expresses Rodrigo’s heartbreak after her co-star and rumored ex-boyfriend Joshua Basset was seen with Sabrina Carpenter.

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Little Mix to Release New Music

Last month, Jesy Nelson quit Little Mix; however, the other band members, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards will continue as a trio. Pinnock revealed that they will be releasing new music in just a few weeks.

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Certified Lover Boy postponed a second time

Drake has pushed back the release of his much-anticipated sixth album, Certified Lover Boy. The rapper posted the news on his Instagram story Wednesday and told fans that he will not be dropping the album this month, as he is recovering from knee surgery.

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Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black pardoned

Kodak Black and Lil Wayne were among some of Trump’s last and most notable figures to be pardoned. Wednesday morning saw 143 pardons and commutations announced by former President Trump in his final hours occupying the office. Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were set up for meetings with former President Trump by lawyer Bradford Cohen.

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The Weeknd Takes the Stage for Super Bowl LV

While Super Bowl LV will look different from the ones in the past, there are some traditions that will live on. Although there will be a significantly smaller audience and extra regulations, the halftime show is a highly anticipated event. For this year’s halftime show, The Weeknd will be putting on a performance for the biggest football game of the year.

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Celebrating Legends: remembering Janis Joplin on her 78th birthday

Considered to be one of the most influential musical talents of the psychedelic rock era, Janis Joplin, aka “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul”, would have celebrated her 78th birthday today (January 19). Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas and was the oldest of three children. Although she was raised in a religious household, during her adolescent years she befriended a group of “outcasts”, which led to her discovering musical genres such as the blues and folk music.

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Selena Gomez’s New Song “De Una Vez” is in All Spanish

Selena Gomez’s new song “De Una Vez,” which translates to “At Once,” is about moving on and moving forward. Selena sings solely in Spanish in this song that is about feeling “stronger alone” and “bulletproof.” Many fans speculate that this new song is about her ex-flame, Justin Bieber, who is now married to supermodel, Hailey Baldwin Bieber.

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Tracy Chapman wins in lawsuit against Nicki Minaj

Tracy Chapman was awarded $450,000 dollars in a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj. Chapman filed the suit after her song “Baby Can I Hold You” was sampled in Minaj’s song “Sorry” without permission. The Minaj team did ask for permission back in July of 2018, however Chapman declined within a matter of days.

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Lady Gaga and J-Lo to Perform at Presidential Inauguration

While President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration may be limited by the coronavirus, there are still exciting moments in store. Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez are scheduled to perform at the ceremony. Lady Gaga will be performing the National Anthem for the ceremony and J-Lo will be performing a musical number.

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Why has Tik Tok become fascinated with Sea Shanties?

One of the latest and arguably one of the most unusual Tik Tok trends to surface features young adults listening to 19th century sea shanties.

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