In order for the music industry to make money, they need to show what racks up the most profit nowadays, due to the presence of music streaming services and decrease in record sales.
In recent weeks the live entertainment industry has gone dark, including Mendelson’s own tour to support If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…, but she refuses to let that stop her from performing. She flips on her “party lights,” crystalline specks that electrify the gray curtain backdrop in her Brooklyn home, and arms herself with her keyboard, acoustic guitar and harmonica.
As garbled as the pseudo-electronic finale to “Baba O’Riley” felt, I couldn’t help but feel The New Abnormal somewhat mirrored that same disjointedness. Though, on their first new material in six (six!) years, the band seems to be at least waxing a very ‘80s shade of nostalgia.
With The Slow Rush, Kevin Parker dwarfs his previous expeditions into psychedelia. The guitars that electrified InnerSpeaker and Lonerism are ousted by additional layers of synthesizer elements that expand his sound from psychedelic, to otherworldly.
Based on the lineups already released, it’s clear that, for another year in a row, there is a gender imbalance in festival lineups. Men continue to make up the majority of the coveted top headlining slots at festivals and women’s names are scarcely seen in the larger fonts.
Kanye West exists as a polarizing figure whose talent and alleged genius is always being debated. Nevertheless, through this new album cycle for Jesus is King, a new debate has arisen — whether his declared Christianity is legitimate.
Harry is definitely the Beyoncé of One Direction.
Northbound is arguably at the highpoint of their career. Their highly anticipated second album, Soul Kiss, was released on November 22. They are currently on a twenty-date tour across the United States with renowned pop-punk bands Simple Plan, State Champs and We The Kings, gaining more and more fans as the days go by.