10 of the best Bruce Springsteen landmarks in New Jersey

As The Boss regales Broadway audiences with his show of songs and stories about growin’ up and life in the spotlight, we pick out New Jersey locations that have played a big part in his life and career

This impressive building on the Asbury Park boardwalk was built in the late 1920s and is largely used for concerts and sporting events. Since 1999, it has also been the location for Bruce’s tour rehearsals. But Bruce hasn’t been its most raucous resident: in 1956, it was famously the scene of a large-scale riot at a Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers show, after which the mayor threatened to impose a ban on rock’n’roll performances.

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Erykah Badu Talks Politics and Letting Go In Her Manila Concert

If you were lucky enough to catch Erykah Badu’s concert last Saturday, you understand how surreal it is to see her perform live. The queen of neo-soul is everything you want her to be and more. She serenaded the audience with songs they love like “Bag Lady,” “Love Of My Life,” and “Appletree” while the […]

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Beck’s Colors Finds Joy In Its Time

An odd thing happened when Beck’s Morning Phase won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2015: he got Kanye’d. As he was walking up to accept his gramophone trophy from Prince, the outspoken rapper started to follow him onstage, feigning a reprise of his infamous 2009 stage-crashing of Taylor Swift at the MTV…


Sam Smith pledges thousands of dollars to Australia’s pro-marriage equality campaign


Now that’s putting money where your mouth is.

UK singer Sam Smith has made a considerable donation to the Australian pro-marriage equality campaign, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. 

The Grammy-winning artist has pledged a third of the expected profits from his January 2018 show at the Sydney Opera House to lobby group Australian Marriage Equality.

Australians are smack bang in the middle of a non-binding, non-compulsory nationwide postal survey asking the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Read more…

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Four Reasons to Catch Erykah Badu’s Concert

After announcing her tour dates in July, Erykah Badu is finally making her way to the Philippines. Her show in Manila will be the last stop of her Badu vs. Everythang tour. She started with a performance in Birmingham, making her way around the states and also Japan. If you’re still thinking about getting some […]

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Aminé’s new ‘Spice Girl’ video has an actual Spice Girl in it


“Caroline” rapper Aminé is back with a brand new single “Spice Girl,” a genuine, highly catchy tribute to the iconic British girl band who dominated Discmans, Chupa Chups and Impulse cans in the ’90s.

In the video, the rapper gets a big ol’ serve from a real Spice Girl, Mel B, aka Scary Spice, who turns up for a cheeky cameo at the end of the clip. 

Aminé also receives a casual prison visit from Insecure actor Issa Rae.

Zigazig ah. Read more…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Almost Like Praying’ video is here to inspire you


On Friday Lin-Manuel Miranda released his Hurricane Maria relief song to benefit Puerto Rico, and now he’s giving the world a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process.

Miranda released a video to accompany the song, which fosters an even greater feeling of togetherness in wake of the tragic natural disaster. 

After opening with a shot of the island the video shows talented celebrities like Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Estefan, and Gina Rodriguez belting out their verses in the studio.

All proceeds from the song will go to the Hispanic Federation‘s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Read more…

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LAEM Sessions: Aussie songwriter Lenka performs her song The Show on the Lost At E Minor rooftop

Fresh back from a tour of China, Aussie singer-songwriter, Lenka, is preparing for the pending release of her fifth album, Attune, which will be available worldwide on October 13. We … Read more

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Watch Haim’s sullen new short film ‘Valentine’ directed by Paul Thomas Anderson


One of the best sister trios since Charmed, Haim, has released a rare new in-studio video steered by Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.

The new short film, Valentine, was released on Monday, after premiering in New York and Los Angeles in July, reports Rolling Stone. The 14-minute film features rare footage of Este, Danielle and Alana Haim recording of three songs from their latest LP Something to Tell You. 

SEE ALSO: HAIM’s cover of Shania Twain’s ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ is seriously unreal

The clip kicks off with an already released in-studio early recording of single “Right Now,” featuring Este and Alana going absolutely ham on the percussion. Seriously, during the whole film, watching all three Haim sisters smash the drums is a delight. Read more…

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