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Practice in Public Makes Perfect: how playing for your fans makes you better

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

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Exclusive! Listen The New Track “Little Scratch”

Track appears in new box set… A new box set showcasing recordings Captain Beefheart made in the early Seventies is due for release. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 features newly remastered versions of three albums that Beefheart and the Magic Band released […]

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New Demo From My Morning Jacket

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]

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Skillax Preparing ‘Harsher, Brighter’ New Album

The National have confirmed that they will start recording their next album “soon”. The US band released their sixth album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ in 2013, more recently showcasing new song ‘Roman Candle’ live. With frontman Morgan recently saying that the group need to “change and evolve” on their next record, guitarist Morgan has now […]

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Judge Asked To Skillax To Attend ‘Stairway’

“Consider heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined. If we can do more to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular disease, more women will live longer, more families will stay together, more workers will stay productive, and we’ll save money on treating a condition that costs the U.S. […]

Life Is Serious -but still, we all need to laugh sometimes!   Parody has been a part of contemporary culture for centuries. Whether in literature, theater, film or art, rarely does a day go by when an example of a parody is not widely visible. In contemporary society, a parody is a satirical redux of art. […]

DUA LIPA Birth name: Dua Lipa Born: August 22, 1995 (age 24) Origin: Westminster, London, England Bio: Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter, and former model who has established herself as one of the leading artists of current time with the release of her eponymous debut album. The album, which contains eight singles so far, includes the […]

SHAWN MENDES Birth name: Shawn Peter Raul Mendes Born: August 8, 1998 (age 21) Origin: Pickering, Ontario, Canada Bio: Shawn Mendes is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. After uploading a series of his cover versions to various video-sharing sites (beginning with the now-defunct application Vine in 2012), Mendes earned a dedicated following that he cultivated through […]

AVA MAX Birth name: Amanda Ava Koci Born: February 16, 1994 (age 26) Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Bio: Born Amanda Ava Koci in Wisconsin, she was raised by Albanian immigrant parents in Virginia. She started singing at a young age and was already active in singing competitions by the time she reached high school. After moving to […]

THE WEEKND Birth name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye Born: February 16, 1990 (Age 30) Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bio: The Weeknd is the stage name of Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He got recognition after posting many of his songs on YouTube under the username ‘The Weeknd’. Inspired by legendary Michael Jackson to become a singer, […]

DOJA CAT Birth name: Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini Born: October 21, 1995 (age 24) Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S. Bio: Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. She first rose to prominence with the release of the music video for her song “Mooo!“, which went viral in 2018. She […]

ROBIN SCHULZ Birth name: Robin Schulz Born: April 28, 1987 (age 33) Origin: Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany Bio: Robin Schulz is a German musician, DJ and record producer. Most of his songs make use of manual guitar riffs. He released the first single from his debut album, February 4th 2014, a remix of “Waves” by Dutch hip hop artist […]

BILLIE EILISH Birth name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell Born: December 18, 2001 (age 18) Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S Bio: Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her successful debut single, “Ocean Eyes”. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Belonging to a family of musicians, she was destined to make […]

ALAN WALKER Birth name: Alan Olav Walker Born: 24 August 1997 (age 22) Origin: Bergen, Norway Bio: Alan Walker is a Norwegian-British music producer, and disc jockey. He shot to fame with his single track, “Faded“. The song was applauded by music lovers all over the world, and it received platinum certification in more than ten countries. […]

JP SAXE Birth name: Jonathan Percy Starker Saxe Born: 23 March 1994 (age 26) Origin: Toronto, Canada Bio: Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter JP Saxe is a soulful performer who makes yearning, R&B-influenced pop. A native of Toronto, Canada, Saxe grew up in a creative family as the grandson of award-winning Hungarian-born cellist Janos Starker. Inspired by his grandfather, Saxe initially studied […]


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