Entries tagged with: Selena Gomez
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Kid Cudi at 2015 Pemberton Fest (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
We're always posting about about a ton of rap, like the brand new Kendrick Lamar song, but still some stuff falls through the cracks. Here's a roundup of some recently-announced NYC rap shows and new songs that we've missed:
Kid Cudi plays Terminal 5 on February 10 (rescheduled from December 6). Tickets are on sale now, and all tickets purchased for 12/6 will be honored.
Tech N9ne is playing Irving Plaza on April 16 with his pals Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Stevie Stone and Ces Cru. Tickets are on sale now.
Atlanta vets Arrested Development are returning to NYC on February 3 at BB King's. TIckets are on sale.
Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden does a live podcast on February 2 at SOB's. Tickets are available.
Brooklyn's influential Big Daddy Kane plays a MLK celebration on January 18 at BB King's. Tickets are available.
Previously-mentioned shows coming up in NYC include Oddisee, Maxwell & Nas, Future & Ty Dolla $ign, Fetty Wap, Rihanna & Travi$ Scott, Pusha T, A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & G-Eazy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Migos, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, The-Dream, Big Boi (DJ), Talib Kweli, Jimi Tents, Iamsu, Pell, GoldLink, Lil Reese, D.R.A.M., and more.
Now for some new music. DJ Mustard and Travi$ Scott teamed up for "Whole Lotta Lovin," which sounds quite possibly like DJ Mustard's next hit and it's probably my favorite Travi$ Scott song yet. Check it out below. DJ Mustard plays NYC tonight.
Fetty Wap brought his trademark sing-rapping to a remix of Selena Gomez's "Same Old Love," and he's not the first cool rapper she teamed up with on this album cycle. Listen below.
R&B vet Brandy released "Beggin & Pleadin," her first new song in four years, and it's got her howling over a trad-blues backdrop. It works, and it's certainly a change from the glossy synth-R&B of her last album.
Mick Jenkins dropped two new songs, "Grenade Theory" and "$3,000 Advice," both produced by THEMpeople and featuring theMIND. Those follow 2015's Wave[s] EP.
We also got solid new songs from Black Milk, Rockie Fresh, Domo Genesis, Rae Sremmurd, Smoke DZA & Manolo Rose, Curren$y and Boosie Badazz that you can hear below.
And we don't know if it's true yet, but Kim Kardashian tweeted a hint that Kanye West will be prefacing his new album Swish with a new song every Friday, starting today (1/8), like he did for 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He last released "Facts" on New Year's Eve. He also co-wrote and co-produced the new Sia song that came out this week.
UPDATE: Kanye did in fact release one and a half new songs, one featuring Kendrick Lamar and produced by Madlib.
Browse our Hip Hop section for even more. What else?
Saturday Night Live Season 41 continues on January 16, and it's been announced that the first musical performer of 2016 will be 2015's country breakout Chris Stapleton. Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Girls actor Adam Driver hosts the episode. After that it's Selena Gomez on January 23 with UFC star Ronda Rousey hosting.
Chris made a bunch of 2015 year-end lists (he was one of our honorable mentions) and he picked up a Grammy nom for Album of the Year. Last month, Chris played "Sometimes I Cry" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which you can watch below.
He was also just announced for Coachella 2016, along with LCD Soundsystem, Guns N' Roses, Sufjan Stevens, M83, The Last Shadow Puppets, Lush, and many more.
Like last year, The FADER have listed their favorite tracks of the year. They picked 107, "because 100 just wasn't enough." It's got two Drake songs in the top 10, and a Skepta song cracks it too (grime in general is pretty well-represented). A certain former bubblegum pop singer who's becoming a popular choice for #1 is #1 here too. Mixed into the mostly rap/R&B/electronic pop list is Adele, some country representation from Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves, lo-fi DIY from Sheer Mag and Girlpool, and a few other outliers. Check out the whole list, and a Spotify playlist of it, below.
Please: Do everything you possibly can in one lifetime.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 23, 2015
Twitter released their '2015 YEAR ON TWITTER' today. No real surprises as far as THE MOST POPULAR MUSICIANS go, and that includes Kendrick "11 Grammy Nominations" Lamar. Nothing very "indie" about this list either, but for those who love music industry data, you can peruse all the music-related stuff, below.
Illustration by Ryan Casey
We already saw Rolling Stone's top 50 albums of 2015, and now they unveiled their top 50 songs too. It's got a lot of the songs you couldn't avoid this year even if you wanted to: "Hello," "Hotline Bling," "Trap Queen," plenty of The Weeknd, one appearance by Justin Bieber. There's also indie rock anthems like Titus Andronicus' "Dimed Out," "Kurt Vile's "Pretty Pimpin," Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian at Best"and Tame Impala's "Let It Happen," a nod towards raw DIY with Sheer Mag's "Fan the Flames," and a lot more. Check the whole thing out below.
Rolling Stone has published their list of the Top 50 Albums of 2015. As always, it has older artists who don't seem to pop up on many other lists (Madonna, Darlene Love, Mark Knopfler, Boz Scaggs, Keith Richards, James Taylor, Don Henley) (did you even know Don Henley released an album this year?). There's also two major rap albums in the top 3 (with Adele sandwiched in between), a good amount of country (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Ashley Monroe), smaller indie rock bands (Hop Along, Car Seat Headrest), mainstream pop (Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen), alt-rock giants (Muse, Marilyn Manson), and a lot more. And they're counting D'Angelo's December 2014 release for this list (it cracks the top 5).
Read their commentary here and check out the whole list below...
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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Dave Grohl, Neil Young & Dan Auerbach / Olivia Wilde / Band of Horses, Global Festival, 9/29/2012
A crowd of 60,000 strong showed up at the Great Lawn in Central Park yesterday (9/29) for Global Festival, a concert to raise awareness about (and funds to help) global hunger, featuring names like Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan:
The acts seemed especially stunned by the size of the Central Park crowd. "This event is so great, I can't get over it," marveled Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell. Auerbach was similarly moved: "What an amazing thing, it feels great up here," he said. The Keys proceded to fill the giant space with their fast, fuzzed-out riffs, Auerbach buzzing across the stage during cuts like "Howlin for You" and "Money Maker," backed by Patrick Carney's tight grooves. The highlight? When 60,000 fans clapped during the furious breakdown of "I Got Mine," and Auerbach lost himself in the monster riff.The evening ended with an incendiary set from the great Neil Young, who closed the festivities with a 10-minute version of "Rockin' In The Free World" featuring Dave Grohl and Dan Auerbach. If you missed it, although Foo Fighters probably won't be around the block any time soon, you can catch Neil Young on his upcoming tour that hits both MSG and Barclays Center before the end of 2012.
Dave Grohl launched the Foo Fighters' set with a mellow solo version of "Times Like These," before the band kicked in raucously and Grohl bounced across each end of the stage headbanging. Grohl seemed most psyched to be there out of anyone, letting out several throaty howls and leading huge sing-alongs on "My Hero" to "All My Life."...Grohl seemed determined to savor every moment; at one point, he made it clear that this would be the band's last show for a while. "I wish we could play all night - but I'd rather see Neil Young," he said. "We don't have any shows after this. This is where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don't know when we're gonna do it again." -[Rolling Stone]
Pictures of that collaboration as well as all bands and cameos from Olivia Wilde, Selena Gomez, John Legend and more, are below.
Bob Lefsetz writes...Lilith Fair 2010, back from a 10+ year hiatus, kicks off June 27th and runs into August. The maxi pad-sponsored tour comes to the NYC area for a July 31st show at PNC Bank Arts Center. Acts at that date include Cat Power, Chairlift, Carly Simon, Sarah McLachlan, Selena Gomez, Missy Higgins, Jill Hennessy, Indigo Girls, Sara Bareilles, Priscilla Renea and a "special guest" (other acts not playing NJ include Loretta Lynn, Metric, Gossip, Beth Orton, La Roux Erykah Badu and Tegan and Sara). Tickets are currently on sale with "no service fee."
Seeing the decline in recorded music revenues, ticket prices soared. We can blame Live Nation, but let's first and foremost blame the acts. Who not only priced tickets exorbitantly, but scalped their own tickets. They were greedy.
What's the end result?
The club business has been devastated. Live music is about the special event, one doesn't go regularly. It's about paying top buck for a name brand. Take a chance? At these prices!
And now we've got Sarah McLachlan admitting that Lilith Fair tickets are "pretty soft" (the story is everywhere, but it originated on "Billboard": Sarah McLachlan says Lilith sales "pretty soft")
What Sarah says seems reasonable, that only 300 seats or so out of 16,000 are $250, and that there are 9,000 that are $25, until you click through and try to buy some.
At the local L.A. date at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre/Irvine Meadows, the first Ticketmaster choice is:
'Lilith Universe' - Diamond Package
The price? $750 a ticket.
Then we've got:
'Lilith Spirit' - Gold Spirit
The price is: $450 a ticket.
Then there's 'Lilith Spirit' - Silver Package. Prices there are $300 a ticket.
And then, fourth choice down, we come to "NEW FULL PRICE TICKET". Where the options are: $252, $101, $71.50, $41.50 and $31.50.
But it gets even worse. After that, there's a line for "Citi Cardmember Preferred Tickets". And then, at the very bottom, we've got "Lawn 4 Pack Offer". Those are only $14.25 apiece, but after service charges, aren't you just better off buying the ultimate DVD, which you can watch again and again in the privacy of your own home. up close and personal?
In other words, first and foremost, we've got a perception problem. No matter how many super-expensive seats there are, perception is you just can't get a good one unless you pay up, demoralizing potential attendees.
Furthermore, no one on the bill is "hot". There's no GaGa that makes people NEED to go. [Bob Lefsetz]
The tour recently canceled its July 8th stop in Arizona for undisclosed reasons, but there's speculation that it's in protest of the state's controversial new immigration law.
"The GoGo's are encouraging Lilith to move this date to another state in protest of the new immigration law. We are NOT supporting the state government," [GoGo's Belinda Carlisle] wrote on her Facebook account a few weeks ago. "I don't mix business and politics but I'm afraid I have to this time."Full tour schedule is below...
Carlisle eventually deleted the post, but The Go-Go's released a press statement last week informing fans the show was cancelled and tickets could be refunded. But they also said the band had not been told why the show was cancelled. [ChartAttack]