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More Music From The Inbox 20 Sept 2017 The National, Antipole, Zakwe and More!

Artist: The National, “Turtleneck” Album: Sleep Well Beast One of my favourites back and better than ever Sounds like:  Scratching and clawing Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: Antipole, “Shadow Lover ft. Paris Alexander” Album: Northern Flux I’ve been following this band out of Norway for a while now. Sounds like:  the emotion of music Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: Zakwe, “Sebentini” [&hell.. more

Random Music News for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Repeat after me: It’s still summer. It’s still summer. It’s still summer. And now, the music news for September 20. Here’s an early review of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Maybe you don’t need the iPhone X after all. Are kids growing up slower? According to this survey, yes. Taylor Swift has been hit [&hellip.. more

I Like This: Monowhales

Yes, they used to be Ginger Ale & the Monowhales, but that name has been truncated to just Monowhales. Besides, it took up to much space on posters. Here’s their new video, the first under the new name and image. Here are some upcoming tour dates. The band will also perform at the Invictus Games [&hellip.. more

An Anti-Virus Company Calls Avril Lavigne “The Most Dangerous Celebrity Online” When It Comes to Malware

McAfee, one of the big anti-virus software companies, is worried about Canadian musicians. AScared, actually. While observing the malware bouncing around the Internet, the company has issued a new set of rankings of “celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.” Maybe because Canadians are considered so cute, cuddly [.. more

And the Winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize Is…

One of the fantastic things about the Polaris Music Prize is that you never, ever know what the Grand Jury will name the best Canadian album of the year. Would it go to a well-known name like Leonard Cohen or Gord Downie? Maybe to a perennial indie favourite like Feist or Tanya Tagaq? What about a [&hellip.. more

Bennington’s Family, Linkin Park Reach Out

It’s been nearly two months since Chester Bennington took his life. In commemoration of National Suicide Prevention Week, his family is speaking out. They want to make it clear that even a person who looks happy and content could be harbouring suicidal thoughts. They also want to make it clear that life is worth fighting [&hellip.. more

How Much Will the iPhone X Cost in Countries Around the World? A Lot.

When the iPhone X goes on sale October 27, the sticker shock won’t just include the MSRP. Because the thing is wrapped in glass, you’ll probably want Apple Care ($250) for that time you drop the phone. And then there’s sales tax, of course. In the case of Canada, the 64 GB edition costs $1,319. [&hellip.. more

It Seems Everyone at BreakOut West in Edmonton Was Paid Except the Musicians

Some protests broke out in Edmonton at this year’s BreakOut West. From MetroNews: A musicians’ union led a protest against a major Edmonton music festival Thursday. Graham Guest, a professional musician and board member with the local Canadian Federation of Musicians chapter, said it’s “unreasonable” that Breakout West Music Fest is not paying performers for [&hellip.. more

Action Bronson’s “F*ck That’s Delicious” Cookbook

We here at A Journal of Musical Things love Action Bronson. If music and food are life, he lives that in spades. The man enjoys all aspects of his life and is a talent! Having a new cookbook named after his incredible Munchies web series “F&ck That’s Delicious” just seemed like the appropriate next step! [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Anyone else miss Cassini? Now, some music news for September 19, 2017. Some U2 fans are proposing that September 25 as the International Day of U2. Thoughts? “Bono’s brush with mortality?” What’s that all about? (Via Larry) Weekly Canadian music sales numbers vs. one year ago: Total albums, -17.2%; digital albums, -24.1%; physical albums, -11.9%; [&hellip.. more

When the Beatles Played Shea Stadium

[A guest post by reader Phil Capobianco. I think he’s a Beatles fan. – AC] On August 15, 1965, in front of 55,000 adoring fans, The Beatles played to their biggest audience, ushering in a new era in concert history. It was the first stop on their second tour of the U.S. The show was [&hellip.. more

Rage Against The Brexit Machine – Huh?

Sometimes the best way to protest is to be just plain weird! Activist Peter Cook has come up with the idea that the strange combination of pop music and underpants is going to save Britain from Brexit! From their GoFundMe page: We are forming a popular movement that will reclaim and empower the centre ground [&hellip.. more

Of COURSE the Foo Fighters Were on Carpool Karaoke

The Foo Fighters’ promotional blitz for Concrete and Gold is in full effect, which included (to the surprise of no one) an appearance on carpool karaoke. Here’s a preview of the segment. Surprise! @foofighters #CarpoolKaraoke coming your way this week! — The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) September 18, 2017 Okay, so that’s not much [&hellip.. more

Honouring Cohen with a “Tower of Song”

Leonard Cohen’s family will celebrate his life in Montreal in November, with some of the biggest names in music performing his songs. In commemoration of the one year anniversary of his death, the Cohen family announced this morning the “Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen” at the Bell Centre on Monday, November [&hellip.. more

Determined to Get an iPhone X? You Could Be Waiting Until 2018.

You’ve made up your mind. You’re going to get an iPhone X, costs be damned. I hope you’re patient. Apple has already told us that there’s been a glitch in the supply chain, leading to a shortage of the new OLED screens. That’s one explanation for why the phone won’t be available for order until [&hellip.. more

Rolling Stone Magazine Going Up for Sale

There was a time when Rolling Stone was required reading for anyone who cared about music. It was a counterculture bible, a journal staffed by tastemakers and the source of some fantastic writing by geniuses (cf. Tom Wolfe) and weirdos (Hunter S. Thompson), not to mention some brilliant photographer (Annie Liebovitz immediately comes to mind.) Things [&hellip.. more

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