Just this past summer on Aug. 19, Queens native Kim Jong Skillz released an album called Unsupervised, the culmination of a two-year songwriting and recording effort. It’s a hip-hop album with a roller coaster of emotions. He took some time out of his day to speak to The Press about the album, his life and the music industry today.
This year, as part of an annual tradition, we’re sharing our favorite songs of the summer. We’re a little late this time, but considering the concept of time has lost all meaning in 2020, we’re going ahead with it anyway. In a remarkably bad time, these songs brought us solace and comfort, and we hope they’ll do the same for you.
Brevity is clearly a theme on the singer’s debut, entitled What Could Possibly Go Wrong. The album has a Ramones-like conciseness to it — it clocks in at only 34 minutes long. Still, it’s enough time for Fike to sing about a variety of topics, all while developing a sound that’s a mix of modern pop and alternative rock.
Christopher Goodwin was in his senior year of high school when he began falling out of love with the sport that had come to define him. At 6…
Joe Villasana’s $641 vanished into the ether of the live entertainment industry.
He splurged for a ticket to see Rage Against the Machine at the 12,000-seat Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, but the band’s reunion tour has since been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Villasana pleaded for a refund from two Ticketmaster representatives, but they thwarted his efforts. Instead, the pair ingrained in him their company’s new policy: “Ticketmaster cannot issue a refund until the concert is canceled.”
Could a One Direction reunion be in the works? I mean, your band only turns ten once (let’s just ignore that the hiatus has lasted as long as the band did as a group).
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.