Beyoncé and Jay Z bring art to the Louvre in their ‘Apesh*t’ video

Beyoncé and Jay Z bring art to the Louvre in their ‘Apesh*t’ video

The Carters bowled over an unsuspecting internet on Saturday afternoon when, without warning, they released a new joint album on Tidal. The 9-track “Love Is Everything” is wall-to-wall bangers, but even still, “Apeshit” stands out. Beyoncé teased the album’s first video on Saturday with a snippet posted to Instagram. The 6-minute cut follows Bey and husband Jay Z on a dance-filled tour through the famed French art museum, the Louvre. The Louvre is a piece of history unto itself, with the art museum built into a palace that was constructed…

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Holy sh*t, Beyoncé and Jay Z just dropped a surprise album

Holy sh*t, Beyoncé and Jay Z just dropped a surprise album

Sad about missing Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run II” tour? Well, now you don’t have to be. Not exactly, anyway. The wife-and-husband power duo surprise released a new album — exclusively for Tidal, of course — on Saturday afternoon. The long-rumored joint album bears the title “Everything Is Love.” SEE ALSO: Tiffany Haddish all-but-confirms who bit Beyoncé, providing the answers we’ve been waiting for To whet the appetites of all those non-Tidal subscribers out there, Bey shared a video snippet from one of the album’s nine tracks on…

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The Legacy of ‘The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years,’ 30 Years Later

The Legacy of ‘The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years,’ 30 Years Later

Music docs are becoming a pervasive, tired genre, yet the 1988 film still feels unflinching, gripping, and fresh. Whether they’re geniuses or tortured souls, musicians rank as some of the most compelling and natural subjects for documentaries — most of them are captivating, elusive performers who typically have an insightful or outrageous thought to share and will license their music for free (if a filmmaker is lucky). More importantly, watching musicians’ larger-than-life and meticulously constructed personas unfold on a big screen can force us to reflect on some basic tenets…

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How Composer Daniel Pemberton Brought The Funk To ‘Ocean’s 8’

How Composer Daniel Pemberton Brought The Funk To ‘Ocean’s 8’

EXCLUSIVE: In addition to its stellar female ensemble, one of the other stunning characters in Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s Ocean’s 8  that takes its chic sensibility to a whole other level is its snappy ’70s jazz funk score written by Daniel Pemberton, a British composer who is fast becoming a go-to musician for his unique compositions on major studio releases. In fact, Pemberton is already a fave of Ridley Scott’s having crafted a classical score for the filmmaker’s…Read full story

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Hiro Murai Throws Out Rulebook With ‘Atlanta’, Delivers Visceral Action With ‘Barry’ & Wows With “This Is America”

Hiro Murai Throws Out Rulebook With ‘Atlanta’, Delivers Visceral Action With ‘Barry’ & Wows With “This Is America”

One of the most disruptive directors working today, Atlanta helmer Hiro Murai has brought specificity of vision to the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series, resulting in an experience unlike any other on television. Working with Donald Glover prior to Atlanta—on memorable music videos for the actor’s alter ego, Childish Gambino—Murai found a methodology and a shared sensibility that would factor significantly into the FX series. Set within the context of Atlanta’s music…Read full story

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An Irish band’s tribute to Aaron Swartz

An Irish band’s tribute to Aaron Swartz

Brian writes, “I play in band in Dublin, Ireland. In January 2017 we released an album called ‘Long Gone’ and on it we had a song called ‘Papaya‘ which I wrote after watching The Internet’s Own Boy. It is a tribute to Aaron Swartz. The title came when I was singing ‘The panic is spreading like fire’ I really spat out the ‘like fire’ and the rest of the guys in the band thought I was saying ‘papaya’. The ‘Simple, really, simple reallys…’ came from RSS.” (more…)Read full story

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Hear all 77 songs Weird Al covered on tour

Hear all 77 songs Weird Al covered on tour

From Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” to Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out,” Weird Al and his band covered a different song for the encore each night for Yankovic’s recent “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.” Now he’s put together a video of all of those cover songs, 77 songs for 77 cities. It’s nearly half an hour long and there’s no footage, just the music, but it’s totally worth a look/listen (if for no other reason to appreciate the effort). 00:00 – Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple) 00:35 – Blue…

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‘Captain Marvel’ Marks the Debut of the MCU’s First Female Composer

‘Captain Marvel’ Marks the Debut of the MCU’s First Female Composer

In bringing Pinar Toprak on board for such a vital tentpole film, Marvel is changing the landscape for women composers for the better. With every new Captain Marvel announcement, the Marvel Cinematic Universe only seems to be upping the ante of our expectations in the best possible way. I still remember the sheer palpable joy that accompanied San Diego Comic-Con 2016 when Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson was officially cast as Carol Danvers. That was the first concrete development for the film, which will be the first solo outing for a…

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