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B. B. King
May 25, 2015 5:01pm | Fact Magazine

Two daughters of blues legend B. B. King, who died earlier this month, have accused the musician’s aides of poisoning him.

Karen Williams and Patty King have claimed, in documents provided by their lawyer to the Associated Press, that King’s business manager LaVerne Toney and her personal assistant Myron Johnson, killed the musician.

In Photos: Public Service Broadcasting @ Sheffield University
May 25, 2015 4:56pm | Drowned In Sound

In Photos: Laura Marling @ Albert Hall, Manchester
May 25, 2015 4:48pm | Drowned In Sound

Ride at the Roundhouse in London
May 25, 2015 3:30pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The Oxford shoegazers return for a headline show at the former train shed. Gaëlle Beri provides the photos.>

Liverpool Sound City: Day 3
May 25, 2015 3:00pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The last day at Liverpool's dockside festival with Belle & Sebastian, Findlay, Gengahr, Peace, Honeyblood, Moon King, Peace, Dead Buttons and Prose. Mike Hughes shoots.>

Arca debuts new song
May 25, 2015 2:25pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi, aka Arca, was last seen collaborating with Björk on her latest studio album

Grimes isn
May 25, 2015 1:47pm | Chart Attack

In the era of the out-of-the-blue album release, not everyone can perform the manoeuvre as elegantly as, say, Beyoncé. Responding to Twitter fans Sunday, Grimes divulged that the highly-anticipated follow-up to Visions (after that polarizing Rihanna reject and a scrapped album) will be dropped as a surprise.

She tipped her hand a bit further, telling fans that they can expect this top secret, ultra special surprise precisely in October, which suggests that Grimes, like myself, isn't a terribly great secret keeper. Or maybe she's fed up with the typical album rollout schedule or of having each newly released song being disseminated as her "new sound." Maybe album release dates are played out.

Or maybe, just maybe, she doesn't even know what a surprise is, and

The People, Performers, and Pictures of CBC Music Festival 2015
May 25, 2015 1:08pm | Chart Attack

This past weekend was one of the first out of 119 music festivals that are coming to a venue, street, island, airplane hangar, backyard, and anywhere else in Canada we can squeeze a few stages this summer. CBC Music Festival took over Toronto's Echo Beach with the best view in the city and an all-Canadian lineup that included Patrick Watson, Bahamas, C

Unknown Mortal Orchestra keep getting better and better
May 25, 2015 12:37pm | The Line Of Best Fit
A fine show at London

Cymbals Eat Guitars provide a tsunami of slacker rock
May 25, 2015 12:15pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The New York purveyors of off-kilter rock delivered a turbo-charged set at London

PREMIERE: Toronto mystery TIO
May 25, 2015 11:39am | Chart Attack

We don't know much about TIO 

Jack White Explains Why He Doesn
May 25, 2015 11:33am | StereoGum
Jack White came into his members-only Third Man Records Vault Chat yesterday to answer some fan questions. He addressed his current relationship with Meg (not good), his dislike of touring and festivals, and his frustrations with the media. The full Q&A is only available if you subscribe to his membership, but Consequence Of … More »

Trent Reznor credited as music consultant for Batman: Arkham Knight trailer
May 25, 2015 11:05am | Cosequence Of Sound

You may have noticed Nine Inch Nails

On the verge of breaking out, Christian Rich share lessons from a decade in the music industry
May 25, 2015 11:03am | Fact Magazine

After producing tracks for some of the biggest names in R&B and hip-hop, the duo set out on their own.

Christian Rich is comprised of twin brothers Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan. The pair first emerged back in 2003, placing tracks for Clipse, Lil

Life After Dilla: 25 great post-Donuts instrumental hip-hop mixtapes
May 25, 2015 10:31am | Fact Magazine

So why post-Donuts?

Donuts is a somewhat arbitrary point to single out, but it can be used as a convenient marker on the timeline of independent hip-hop. In our list of the 100 best indie hip-hop records, Donuts was set as a cutoff because it felt like the last really significant release of that era. It emerged in the midst of a transitional period in rap where old traditions began to stagnate both above and below ground, and the genre began to evolve in new directions.

New York began its decline, and the South rose to prominence on a national scale. The nascent blog boom allowed access to a wealth of previously obscure material, prompting a reassessment of the historical canon and spurring cross-pollination between previously far-flung styles. Soon enough, the internet, for better or worse, would become a wellspring of new ideas that pointed to unexpected and radically different directions.

Aftershocks were felt in instrumental hip-hop too. In the wake of Donuts the sub-genre grew stale, partly suffocated by a wave of well-meaning but uninspired posthumous tributes to Dilla himself. But as rap evolved, hip-hop instrumentals were quick to follow. A period of nearly unchecked file sharing provided producers with an unprecedented amount of new sample sources from a variety of locales and musical epochs. Sampling and live instrumentation intermingled more and more, closing the gap betwe...

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