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PANORAMA 2018 HEADLINERS INCLUDE THE WEEKND, JANET JACKSON & THE KILLERS

  Panorama, one of summer's premiere music festivals, will return to Randall's Island from July 27th to 29th, 2018 with major headliners including The Weeknd, Janet Jackson and The Killers. Other notable performers include Dua Lipa, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gucci Mane, The XX, and Grammy nominees SZA and Cardi B. This year, single day, 2-day and…

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EXCLUSIVE: CLARA-NOVA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE ‘ECHO’

Sydney Wayser, better known by her musical moniker CLARA-NOVA, is on the rise. With experience as a backup singer for Lorde during the New Zealand artist's 2017 tour, Wayser has set out on her own and is poised for stardom. With the release of her new single, "Echo," we caught up with the electropop songstress…

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2018 GRAMMY AWARDS CONTINUES TIME’S UP CONVERSATION

The Grammys, known for its outrageous red carpet fashion and flashy performances, was a more somber affair this year. Typically over-the-top stars such as Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus wore black on the red carpet, perhaps a nod to the dress code at the Golden Globes honoring Time's Up. Many nominees incorporated white roses into…

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THE CRANBERRIES SINGER DOLORES O’RIORDAN HAS PASSED AWAY

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, has passed away at age 46. The cause has not been specified, though O'Riordan's publicist did state that the singer had been in London for a recording session when she died "suddenly." The band's Twitter and Facebook pages have also confirmed O'Riordan's death, requesting privacy…

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FIRST AID KIT TALKS NEW ALBUM ‘RUINS,’ WORKING AS SIBLINGS & GIRL POWER

We caught up with Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit when they were in New York for a concert last month. With upcoming appearances at Bonnaroo and Coachella and a recently-released music video for new song "Fireworks," the two are certainly keeping busy. Editor-in-chief Indira Cesarine chatted with the sisters about their…

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COACHELLA ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP INCLUDING THE WEEKND, BEYONCE & EMINEM

One of the most buzzed-about music festivals in the United States, Coachella has unveiled its lineup for 2018. The festival will take place over two weeks this spring, April 13-15 and April 20-22, 2018, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. For the chance to see headliners The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem perform alongside star…

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STARS WHO STUNNED AT THE 2017 AMAS

The American Music Awards always serves memorable red carpet fashion, from Destiny's Child's matching pink gowns to Britney and Justin's Canadian tuxedos. This year, music's best opted for a more refined take on award show dressing (the early 2000's weren't the most sophisticated in fashion). Read on for the best-dressed of the night! Selena Gomez Selena…

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JOHN CALE’S VELVET TOUCH, COMPOSER AND MAGICIAN OF MUSICIANS AT BAM

  A stroke of luck found me riding in a car from BAM back to Manhattan from the first night of John Cale, the Velvet Underground and Nico (an actual album), with legendary music producer Danny Fields. Fields had managed the Ramones; helped to launch the Doors; and told me that he had introduced Cale—…

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ONE-TO-WATCH RAFFAELLA TALKS FRANCA SOZZANI & NEW SINGLE “SORORICIDE”

  A classically-trained pianist born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side, 21-year-old songstress Raffaella exudes the sharp yet dreamy charm of Jean Luc-Godard's New Wave starlets. When Raffaella was only one-day-old, her parents brought her to an astrologist, who told the family that songwriting is her gift. Aptly, she grew up sneaking into jazz…

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5 FEMALE MUSICIANS TO WATCH IN 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUcAPCxrSQs Princess Nokia Self-described "Yoruba, Taino, Puerto Rican girl with really brown skin, full curly hair, and a spirit that does not quit," Destiny Frasqueri has been rapping under the name Princess Nokia for three years. Now 25-years-old, the native New Yorker gained recognition for her song "G.O.A.T." and mixtape "1992," released this past September.…

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SWEDEN TO HOST THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE-ONLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Following a series of sexual assaults at Swedish music festivals Putte I Parken and Bråvalla (causing the latter to be cancelled next year), comedian Emma Knyckare posted a Kickstarter page calling for the crowdfunded creation of Statement, the world's first female-only music festival. Knyckare raised 533,120 Swedish krona ($66,175) to make the event a reality. Statement…

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MILEY CYRUS RETURNS TO HER COUNTRY ROOTS WITH “YOUNGER NOW”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX2kpeyp80 Miley Cyrus is back and better than ever with her new album, Younger Now, which debuted on September 29th. Following the country-turned-rap-now-turned-country songstress's highly publicized rejection of marijuana, it's easy to interpret her latest offering as a sort of rebirth, or perhaps just a return to her country roots. Breaking with the heavy electronic…

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‘DAY FOR NIGHT’ MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL HITS HOUSTON THIS DECEMBER

The 3rd edition of Day For Night, a music and arts festival and summit, takes place December 15-17 in Houston, Texas. This year’s lineup will include musicians like Nine Inch Nails, Tyler, The Creator, James Blake, Solange, Cardi B, Pussy Riot, Cashmere Cat, and so many others. Day for Night 2017 feature very diverse bunch…

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MEET DJ COCO ROBERT: THE GLOBAL DJ AND BUSINESS WOMAN

Playing at events globally from London to L.A, DJ Coco Robert is on the rise. Not only does she spin the buzzing tunes, but she is also a kick-ass business woman, which is due in part to her bachelor's degree in Music and Entertainment Business from New York University. She has played at events like…

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BOGA ‘WHAT DO YOU SAY’ MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc6FWWHLsO0 BOGA is a band that hatched somewhere between Paris, Toronto, and Los Angeles, and is now the emerging act that combines hip-hop with a contemporary and alternative production. Their sounds has heavy bass lines with hypnotic drums and distorted synthesis, along with powerful vocals. In the exclusive premiere of their music video for "What…

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TOMORROWLAND 2017 A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF EDM

A dragon’s darting eyes watched over ravers wrapped in international flags and flower crowns as fire shot up into the sky. On an island surrounded by giant pink lily pads, bubbles fell on a DJ dwarfed by building-sized books. A giant carried weights and a bearded lady posed as clowns strolled on stilts. Up on…

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GRACE MITCHELL’S UNDENIABLE PRESENCE: SHOW REVIEW

The 19-year-old indie-alternative rocker Grace Mitchell preformed at the Mercury Lounge to a buzzing sold out crowd. As the band was setting-up, people in the front row were peeking at the set lists that were placed across the stage, noting when or if their favorite songs would be played. Grace eventually stepped on stage to…

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM PANORAMA 2017

Panorama 2017 was home to numerous milestones this year, including a farewell from A Tribe Called Quest and the return of Frank Ocean. The three-day festival on New York’s Randall's Island hosted thousands of attendees for its sophomore year. The Untitled Magazine’s Madison Bloom hit Panorama’s three stages for a weekend full with music. Friday…

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HONNE OPENS UP ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT AND CELEB TWITTER FRIENDS

James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck of electro-soul duo HONNE have been busy touring their debut album Warm On A Cold Night for the past year. Maybe you’ve danced along to their gorgeously produced cuts like “Woman” or “Someone That Loves You” featuring Izzy Bizu. Or perhaps you caught them last Friday, as the South England…

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PANORAMA 2017 WAS THIS SUMMER’S MUST SEE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Despite Panorama being pegged as New York's own version of Coachella (Goldenvoice are the producers for both events), the 3 day music festival took place this past weekend and was as captivating as anticipated.  It was a full fledged sensory experience; from ball pits to The Lab - a space powered by HP and curated by META…

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