The statistics of Bandcamp Friday speak for themselves: In the year-plus since the launch of the campaign, during which the platform has waived its revenue share for music purchased on the first Friday of each month, fans have paid artists more than $50 million dollars . “Bandcamp is like my life source,” metal auteur Trevor William Church told Rolling Stone in 2019, no doubt speaking for many creators in the age of meager streaming royalties. Bandcamp Friday continues on May 7th — read on for a slew of recommendations from RS staffers on what to throw into your virtual shopping cart. Juliana Hatfield , Blood Juliana Hatfield writes some of the most acerbic, delightful pop songs out there — she gets you bobbing your head to her catchy melodies and sweet voice, then lays you flat with a line like, “I’m living in a nightmare and I can’t wake up/The whole world is controlled by fascist, blood-sucking fucks.” Continuing in the same vein as 2017’s Pussycat — which … [Read more...] about Bandcamp Friday, May 2021 Edition: Support Artists by Buying This Music
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“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
THIS scrawl by John Lennon was a hit as a collection of Beatles memorabilia went under the hammer. It was one of two strange scribbles by the late musician that together went for £9,563. Items from the band’s Hamburg years included letters to German photographer Astrid Kirchherr. Lennon ’s work permits for visits to the city fetched £137,750. A letter from John Lennon sold for £50,250, while photographs of the Beatles arriving at Hamburg airport in June 1962 were sold for £12,750. The collection was sold for a total of £383,823 by auctioneers Bonhams in London on Wednesday. Most read in Music Exclusive 'WAKE-UP CALL' I quit drinking to make our best album yet, says Royal Blood's Mike Kerr DIVIDE & CONQUER Can you guess the football-mad celebrity in this throwback childhood pic? 'I'M FREE' Jesy Nelson says 'I didn't know I could be this happy' after quitting Little Mix … [Read more...] about Strange drawings by John Lennon sell at auction for over £9,500 – but could your two-year-old do better?
Contents > How much does the iPhone 12 Pro Max cost? > Best iPhone 12 Pro Max deals - SIM-free > Where to buy the iPhone 12 Pro Max - UK stock availability > Best iPhone 12 Pro Max deals on contract > Where to get refurbished iPhone 12 Pro Max deals The iPhone 12 Pro Max launched last October alongside its iPhone 12, 12 Pro and 12 mini siblings. The largest handset of Apple's first 5G range, the 12 Pro Max boasts a huge 6.7in Super Retina XDR OLED display (the largest ever on any iPhone), improved cameras, and 4x better drop protection thanks to a Ceramic Shield front. The 12 Pro Max also offers the largest battery at 3,687mAh. On the inside, the Pro 12 Max boasts the A14 Bionic chip – one of the first 5nm processors – making it more energy-efficient and faster. Despite its smaller size Apple packs six cores into the A14 chip: four high-efficiency and two high-performance, along with a quad-core GPU. All combined, the iPhone 12 Pro … [Read more...] about Best iPhone 12 Pro Max deals of May 2021
FOR their third album Brighton duo Royal Blood “brought the tour bus party to the record” changing their heavy rock to a more groove and disco-influenced sound. But for singer and bassist ro it also marked the realisation that his own partying had to stop. He had to kick the alcohol and drugs that were taking over his life. Explaining how he chose his music instead of them, he says: “Two years ago, I had a moment of clarity, where I realised that to make this third album the best we’ve ever made meant it was one or the other. "And that was a big enough wake-up call for me to change the way I was living. “I was on something that was sinking and it was only getting worse. At what point do I jump off and save myself? “I just saw into the future and knew I was going to do this now, rather than in six years when I was broken and hadn’t got anything left. I was slowly killing myself. “I couldn’t eat McDonald’s if I wanted a six-pack. I couldn’t have both and so I … [Read more...] about I had to choose between drink and making the best album we’ve ever done, says Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr