The Malta Independent 20 August 2017, Sunday


Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' darkly happy-go-lucky

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 16:06 Last update: about 3 days ago

Arcade Fire are darkly happy-go-lucky on "Everything Now," applying Euro disco and new wave to somber themes on their fifth album like consumerism, flummoxed youth and suicide prevention. Working...

Canadian artist Mappe Of charts new, ethereal course

Friday, 18 August 2017, 16:05 Last update: about 3 days ago

A Canadian artist who spent time busking in Australia and playing heavy metal with his friends has taken his work in an ethereal new direction. The result is an art-rock delicacy, "A Northern...

Dan Wilson revisits his hits for Adele, John Legend

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 16:04 Last update: about 3 days ago

Dan Wilson helped write that tune? And that one, too? If you still read album credits or liner notes, you may find Wilson's name attached to some of your favorites songs. Formerly of Trip...

Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah's high altitude

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 3 days ago

Willie Nelson is blaming Utah's high altitude for forcing him to cut a performance near Salt Lake City short. Nelson ended his show early at the USANA Amphitheatre in suburban West Valley City on...

Detroit's '67 riots halted music, helped recalibrate sound

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:54 Last update: about 11 days ago

It wasn't sweet music that brought Martha Reeves to the microphone at the Fox Theatre that day in July 1967; it was brutal reality. Detroit was burning. Headlining a string of shows for a...

Florida divers, snorkelers submerge for reef music festival

Friday, 11 August 2017, 16:53 Last update: about 11 days ago

A local radio station's broadcast underwater in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday attracted about 400 divers and snorkelers who listened to music and announcements advocating reef...

On third album, Foster the People finds the right mix

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 16:51 Last update: about 11 days ago

It hasn't always been easy to be Foster the People. Making sophisticated pop with thoughtful lyrics in danceable, candy-coated hooks is like being a character actor trapped in a leading man's body. If...

Minnesota judge cancels Universal deal with Prince estate

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 16:52 Last update: about 11 days ago

A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince's estate. Universal struck a deal with the estate in January, but the estate...

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 16:50 Last update: about 11 days ago

Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted that it was...

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