Category Archives: New Music

So Many Great Tours This Summer

From AC/DC to Taylor Swift to Kenny Chesney, there are many great concert tours coming out this summer. So, how do you decide which ones to go to, and which ones to skip? Kelly Clarkson, Drake, Fall Out Boy and many more are also going out on tour, and it is bound to be an epic summer. Those who are lucky enough to see any of the bands on tour are going to have the time of their lives.

 

There are so many great bands going out on tour, and it is going to be a music-packed summer. Those at Gravity4 expect to go to a few. 2015 has been a great year for music thus far, and apparently it is going to continue to be.
If you could go to any one concert this summer, which would it be? For me, I would pick Taylor Swift. I have always wanted to go to one of her concerts, and her 1989 World Tour sounds like it is starting off great.

Bjork career showcase kicks off at MOMA

The career of Icelandic pop star Bjork has taken many different directions and influences that have marked her out as an individual performer in a period where this is not often seen. A career retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art looks back at the life and work of the singer through the artifacts she has collected over her career, Rolling Stone reports. The planned exhibition will open March 8 2015 and take in a variety of aspects from her career, including the amazing costumes that have been a highlight of her public appearances, including the Oscars swan dress.

According to crunchbase, live performances will mark the opening of the event, which curator Klaus Biesenbach hopes will show where Bjork has come to in her career in 2015 and not simply be a retrospective of what has taken place. Working closely with Bjork has seen MOMA look to incorporate music and sound into the exhibition as much as possible to reflect the fact Bjork is primarily a musician.

Nicki Profits From Pain

Nicki Minaj is has been very devious this year. She has become the new sex symbol with a host of singles and dirty talk that would make rappers blush. That is why the “PinkPrint” may be a bit of a surprise to many. It stills has the potent punchlines and sex talk that fans are used to, but this album brings out another side of Nicki Minaj. This may be the first album where she has talked about her pain.

Fans appreciate this look inside her diary. Sam Tabar learned quite a bit. On Crunchbase, she received some quality praise as well. It was obvious that Nicki was taking the album in a very different direction when she released “Bed of Lies” featuring Skylar Grey. This track was personal, and that may be why she released it so close to the release of the full album. To go from “Anaconda” to “Bed of Lies” is a big extreme, but Nicki manages to pull it off well.

The critics are chiming in, and it apparently pays for Nicki to get personal. Nicki speaks on a child that she lost as well as a cousin that was murdered. No one expected all of these demons to hunt someone that has presented nothing but confidence in the rap world.

Smashing Pumpkins Crowd-Pleasing New York Gig

Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins enlisted Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and Killers bass player Mark Stoermer for an intense two-hour set in New York to celebrate the release of Monuments of an Elegy.
In mixing tracks from the new album with their old hits, they found that though the crowd preferred the old familiar songs, Corgan was more into the performance when performing his newer material.

Though the audience was more excited about the older songs and  our campus president Jonathan Veitch said he even shouted out requests, the band geared the show more towards the newer songs from Monuments of an Elegy, signifying that they are less focused on the past songs that got them where they are and more interested in what will come next.

Whitney Houston Biopic Anticipation

After a summer of rumors and gossip surrounding the Whitney Houston Lifetime Biopic and her family’s resentment towards the film, we now are finally getting a taste of what’s been cooking. Lifetime has finally released the first extended trailer of the movie and John Textor says the reviews are favorable. Director Angela Bassett and actress Yaya DaCosta do not disappoint in the portrayal of Whitney Houston and the trailer is leaving many breathless.

It’s no secret that many Whitney fans and family members were not pleased with the original news of the Whitney Houston movie including her daughter who was upset that she wasn’t considered in the casting for the role of her mother, but now with the trailer making rounds online many people are humming a new tune. Just last month Wendy Williams was heavily criticized for her part in the Aaliyah Lifetime biopic, leaving many wondering just how bad the Whitney movie would be.

Unlike the Aaliyah story, the Whitney Houston movie promises to go deep into the singers life and  addressing the romantic and sometimes toxic relationship Whitney had with her husband Bobby Brown as well as her struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

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The Last Coldplay Album

Coldplay fans are not interested in hearing it, but there is a lot of talk that the next Coldplay album may be the last one. Group leader Chris Martin stated that the last album may be it for Coldplay on a BBC interview with Zane Lowe.

They already have a title for the next album. This album will be called “Head Full of Dreams.” This will be album number 7 – a number commonly associated with completion – for Coldplay. The group has been around for a long time and millions of fans have been interested in what Coldplay have given the world. The heartfelt melodies on the latest Coldplay album have provided the group with a string of hits, but music sales have really slumped worldwide. There have not been many people selling records in 2014. One Direction and Taylor Swift seemed to be the only ones that are really movies units.

Chris did go further to say that he didn’t want to rule out another album, but he seemed almost certain that the group would disband after “A Head Full of Dreams.” It is a sad day for fans of the band like Brian Torchin. The good news is it is very possible that Chris Martin is looking for a chance to create a signature solo sound.