England’s Glastonbury is scheduled for June 21-25, 2017, and though it’s a ways off, the festival’s first headliner has just been revealed as Radiohead. Radiohead was rumored to be the festival’s headliner following after a peculiar symbol surfaced on the plot of land that hosts the Pyramid Stage, bearing a striking resemblance to the band’s iconic “Modified Bear” trademark from the Kid A era. Think … Continue reading Radiohead confirmed to headline Glastonbury – Dancing Astronaut
This year, the judging panel for the Hyundai Mercury Prize were tasked with a very difficult decision. The British award, which annually honors the album of the year, was to be chosen from a formidable roster of contenders. Nominees included Radiohead‘s A Moon Shaped Pool, The 1975’s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet … Continue reading Skepta beats out David Bowie and Radiohead for 2016 Mercury Prize – Dancing Astronaut
According to E! News, a portion of David Bowie‘s ashes were set free at Burning Man. His wife, Iman, gave permission for the ashes to be scattered across the Temple, a manmade structure that invites attendees to write and attach personal messages, in the company of 70 family members and friends. It was only natural for Bowie’s … Continue reading David Bowie's ashes were set free at Burning Man – Dancing Astronaut
When I heard that Traveler had remixed David Bowie, I initially felt the skepticism of appreciating something that had recently become sacrosanct. Some of the first reactions in the dance music world to Mr. Bowie’s passing were “please do not remix his work.” Same with Prince. While I agree with this sentiment to some extent, nothing … Continue reading Traveler Remixes Queen & David Bowie's "Under Pressure"
The Mercury Prize shortlist for 2016 nominees has been announced. The Hyundai Mercury Prize honors the last year of British albums, with the nominees chosen by a board of British critics and industry figures, and their list for 2016 is very strong. Including Anohni with Hopelessness, Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool, David Bowie’s Blackstar, and Skepta’s Konnichiwa, there are … Continue reading David Bowie, Anohni, Radiohead, and Skepta Among Mercury Prize 2016 Nominees
Image via flickr With a rise in the popularity of streaming, it appears that the music industry is in a bit of a transitional phase. According to Billboard, album sales (and in particular, within the United States) for the first six months of 2016 were at a historic low, dropping 13.6% from the same time … Continue reading Album Sales Drop to Historic Lows, But Streaming is at All-Time High
Image via Billboard Just last week, it was reported that the late Prince’s iconic Yellow Cloud guitar had sold for an incredible $137,500 alongside a lock of David Bowie’s hair, which sold for $18,750. Now Billboard is reporting that more of Prince’s belongings have been sold an auction, and two items in particular fetched an astonishing … Continue reading Prince's 'Purple Rain' Silk Shirt Sells for Almost $100,000
Image via @nbcsnl Crowdsourced database and music marketplace website Discogs just got its most expensive sale of all time. After the record for most expensive sale via the marketplace was set earliest this year with a rare first-pressing copy of David Bowie’s self-titled album (aka Space Oddity), a new record has been set with an ultra-rare … Continue reading A Rare Prince Vinyl Just Sold for a Ridiculous Amount on Discogs