hip hop – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 11:53:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png hip hop – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 Jack White: new albums, “Fear of the Dawn”, “Entering Heaven Alive” https://swedishmusicshop.com/jack-white-new-albums-fear-of-the-dawn-entering-heaven-alive/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 12:51:57 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/jack-white-new-albums-fear-of-the-dawn-entering-heaven-alive/ The musical Willy Wonka has mellowed – 2022 Jack White Laughs; 2022 Jack White hasn’t had sugar in two years; 2022 Jack White has been transformed over the past two years. “There has been a complete rebirth on all levels of my life throughout the pandemic,” he says. “I made it my goal that no […]]]>

The musical Willy Wonka has mellowed – 2022 Jack White Laughs; 2022 Jack White hasn’t had sugar in two years; 2022 Jack White has been transformed over the past two years.

“There has been a complete rebirth on all levels of my life throughout the pandemic,” he says. “I made it my goal that no matter how long it lasted, I would come out of it with a totally different scenario to look at life.”

The proof is in a new double album, of sorts, that runs the gamut of old-school White Stripes, Beatlesque experimentation and American jazz brilliance: fear of dawn, April 8 and Enter alive in paradise, July 22. The accomplished frontman has taken a break to polish his upcoming albums even though they’ve pledged to wax – donda-style – and shop at big-box retailers to talk about her transformation.

You recorded two LPs during the pandemic. Was it hard to stay still for so long?
I don’t usually write much about myself, but I wrote a song a few years ago [“That Black Bat Licorice”] about a hospital, a prison, an asylum, any place I could lay on a cot and clear my vision and clear my head. I push myself so hard that sometimes I find myself in the middle of a 16 hour day. I might dream of breaking my leg, that way I’m forced to lie in a hospital bed and forced to take a break and reevaluate what I’m working on.

I have to rework on some furniture [during the pandemic], and it cleared my head. I didn’t write a song for eight months. Creatively, it took me to a place I had missed.

So why two albums?
I started writing a lot of songs, and they went in all directions: some incredibly heavy; almost some like speed metal; some seemed so sweet. I ended up with 20, 25 songs. People don’t react well to double albums these days. I wanted to release them the same day, but there’s no way to squeeze all that vinyl and release them the same day.

You made your first foray into sampling on fear of dawn, specifically Cab Calloway on “Hi De Ho”. How did it happen?
I heard this Cab Calloway song on the radio in the kitchen one day, and I thought, “I love this song; it’s so powerful. So I sampled it, then played a drum beat that seemed to go with it. Then I grabbed a bass and wrote a bassline for that drum beat, and it just went on and on. Pretty soon I thought, “Man, this is so interesting. I wonder if Q-Tip would find anything interesting about this? »

Five minutes later, he threw his own scatting back at me. I like to synthesize different moments, different areas of music, different eras. Best of all, everyone I played it to kept thinking Cab Calloway was me. I thought, “Do I really talk like that?” So it was absurd.

Where do you see rock going?
The genre has been done by thousands and thousands of artists, and some of the greatest people to ever do it did their thing a long time ago. But look at the hope that we have, because people thought hip-hop would only last a few years, and look at how long it lasted. They still do amazing things. Like what Kendrick Lamar is doing with hip-hop right now, it’s amazing. It still has room to grow, but it takes that kind of angst, ambition, and youthful, adolescent energy. And that really means people walking into a room and playing music together, sweating it out.

What was the piece of which you were most proud during these eight months of work on the furniture?
[A bench called] My sonic temple. He came from a Masonic temple a hundred years ago. I rebuilt it from scratch, and you can plug an instrument into the side and play music through this bench. I did it for Johnny Walker; we arrived together on the Detroit garage-rock scene. I never explained what made it make the sound. It’s very mysterious.

Do you have anything special planned for the vinyl editions of your records?
There are going to be a lot of variations. I’m really glad that pop stars have embraced this and released several variations of their records. Nothing gets me more excited when I walk with my kids to Target and say, “Listen, you can buy a Ramones t-shirt here, and you can go buy a Sex Pistols vinyl record here.” I mean, it’s amazing. I think it’s very, very cool to make this available to as many people as possible.

I’m on a campaign that I want to air in every interview I do this year, which is to beg the majors to put their money into building new factories like they had 40 years ago. They have more money than God.

So tell us about your new hair. I like blue !
I don’t know… but it’s really nice to no longer be recognized by a target! Let me buy my Ramones t-shirt in peace, please! No just kidding. People have always been nice to me. I’m not complaining. Everything was a rebirth for me. I have a new team that I work with. I don’t suffer anyone who seems to bring negativity. And I guess that’s also illustrated by my appearance. Everything is new to me.

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Foot tapping fun – Door County Pulse https://swedishmusicshop.com/foot-tapping-fun-door-county-pulse/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 00:29:33 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/foot-tapping-fun-door-county-pulse/ Live music around the door Looking to brighten up your week with some tunes? Check out these performances! breakfast club March 4, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay This authentic reproduction of the timeless musical and dance hits of the 80s will still have your blood pumping. […]]]>

Live music around the door

Looking to brighten up your week with some tunes? Check out these performances!

breakfast club

March 4, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

This authentic reproduction of the timeless musical and dance hits of the 80s will still have your blood pumping.

Ben Larsen

March 5, 1-4 p.m., Harbor Ridge Winery, 4690 Rainbow Ridge Road in Egg Harbor

American acoustic singer.

hunter gatherer

March 5, 2-5 p.m., Door County Brewing Co., 8099 Hwy 57 at Baileys Harbor

Americana, classic rock, alternative country and originals.

Captain John Acoustic Song Circle

March 5, 4-6 p.m., Hügel Haus, 11934 Hwy 42 at Ellison Bay

Stop with your acoustic instrument to sit and play, sing, listen and/or enjoy a good meal! All levels of players are welcome to join the band as they play country, bluegrass, folk, oldies and original music.

Cafe Concert Series

March 5, 7 p.m., Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42 at Fish Creek

Wade Fernandez’s performance will close the Door County Talks and Coffeehouse Concerts series. The cost is $17.50 per person. A limited number of places will be available and a mask is required regardless of vaccination status.

cheese doodles

March 5, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

With over 50 years of combined experience in music and entertainment, this duo can seamlessly transition from rock hits to classics and country and then back to pop favorites.

Karaoke

March 5, 9 p.m., Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse, 7855 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor

hip hop show

March 5, 10 p.m., Cherry Lanes Arcade Bar, 127 N. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Featuring performances by Caesar, Chump Service, Drew Lines, Madhatta Mafia, R. Braille, Shawn Crutch, Sheol Dynasty and Space Kase.

Acoustic Music Mondays

March 7, all of Sister Bay

Play alongside seasoned musicians. Time and location change, so call Lloyd Michalsen at 920.737.3347 to learn more and participate.

Open mic

March 8, 9 p.m., Waterfront Mary’s, 3662 N. Duluth Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Hosted by Adam Haste.

Acoustic interference

March 9, 1-3 p.m., Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church Street in Egg Harbor

Open to all musicians, musical instruments, and ability levels, this jam will foster community as new musicians learn from other players and gain confidence. Auditors are also welcome.

Undeclared workers

March 11, 7-10:30 p.m., Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

This seasoned duo plays a variety of genres from the 50s to today.

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Kanye West parents: who is his mother Donda, father Ray? https://swedishmusicshop.com/kanye-west-parents-who-is-his-mother-donda-father-ray/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 20:08:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/kanye-west-parents-who-is-his-mother-donda-father-ray/ He may be Ye to the rest of the world (among other nicknames), but to Kanye West’s parents, he was simply their son. Kanye, whose full name is Kanye Omari West, was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Dr. Donda C. Williams, was an English teacher, while her father, Ray West, […]]]>

He may be Ye to the rest of the world (among other nicknames), but to Kanye West’s parents, he was simply their son.

Kanye, whose full name is Kanye Omari West, was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Dr. Donda C. Williams, was an English teacher, while her father, Ray West, is a photographer. His parents divorced when he was 3, after which he moved to Chicago, Illinois with his mother who raised him for most of his childhood, although he still spends summers with his father. . Donda died aged 58 in 2007. “I was very grateful that he was in my opinion an instrument, that voice or that truth, that comes through him,” Donda told Jet magazine in 2007 before his death. “He has the attention of many, of a whole generation. I was proud that he said those things and grateful that I had that kind of courage and to come out and not be afraid,” he said. she said, “I raised it that way, to think critically and analytically and not be afraid to express how you feel. I helped shape that. I think leaders are people who have to do that.

In an interview on My next guest needs no introduction, Kanye recalled one of his most cherished stories about his mother. “I remember my mom bought me a multicolored bear, and I was a huge fan of (artist) Takashi Murakami back in the days of [my] third album, ‘Graduation,’ so she bought it and she said, ‘It sounds like Murakami,'” he said. “And then I was like, ‘I don’t want this – it’s not a Takashi Murakami bear. “” He continued, “I did everything I could to find this bear (and) place this bear on all the Takashi Murakami stuff I had in the house. Kanye, who shares the North kids , Saint, Chicago and Psalm with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, also explained to host David Letterman that he knew his mother was with him “But she’s here with us,” he said, “and she guides us,” he said.

So who are Kanye West’s parents? Read on to find out what to know about Kanye’s mom, Donda, and dad, Ray, and what he’s said about them over the years.

Who is Kanye West’s mother, Donda Williams?

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Kanye West’s mother is Donda C. Williams. Donda, born July 12, 1949, grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, in 1971 and a doctorate from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in 1980. Donda began her teaching career in the early 1970s at the Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. , before taking a job at Chicago State University, where she worked as an English teacher for 31 years (24 of those as head of the English, Communications, Media, and Drama department.)

“It was in her heart — English, poetry, literature,” Naimah Muhammad, one of Donda’s former students, told the Chicago Tribune in 2007 after her death. “She loved it and shared it with the world.” Luvenia Williams, another professor at Chicago State University, added, “She was a wonderful administrator. We have become close friends. He was an intensely spiritual person who taught with this passion. In a statement to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago State University credited Donda with establishing the school’s Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing “as an academic center to teach the writings of African-American authors and poets while encouraging new literary talents”.

Donda welcomed her first and only child, son Kanye Omari West, on June 8, 1977, with then-husband Ray West. Donda and Ray divorced when he was 3 years old. In 2004, after 31 years at Chicago State University, Donda retired from teaching and moved to California to work full-time for her son, who released his debut album, University dropout, that same year. “I sat in the parking lot and listened to the whole CD. I couldn’t get out of it. I wanted to be still and understand everything,” Donda wrote in her 2009 book, Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From the Mom of a Hip-Hop Superstar
. “I sat there, listening halfway holding back my tears – halfway blocking. I turned up the music really loud. I wanted to open my window and shout to everyone who passed by: “Hey, that’s my child!” “In a 2004 interview with MTV, Kanye called Donda ‘best friend.’ She’s my mom. I LOVE her. She’s my best friend in the whole world. “helped, she drove me to the studio. She was really my first manager. She’s still my CEO,” he said at the time. Donda also helped Kanye launch his charity, the Kanye West Foundation , a non-profit organization that provides music education to underprivileged youth, in 2003. He renamed the organization Donda West Foundation after the death of his mother in 2007.

Image: Courtesy of Gallery Books.

Donda died on November 10, 2007. She was 58 years old. Donda, whose death came a day after undergoing cosmetic surgery with plastic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams, died at Centinela Freeman Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif., after friends and family called 911 from her home in Playa Del Ray to have her taken o to the hospital. “The final manner of death could not be determined,” the coroner said in a statement at the time. “Multiple postoperative factors could have played a role in the death. The exact contribution of each factor could not be determined. There was no evidence of a surgical or anesthetic mishap. A spokesperson for Donda also said she died “due to complications from cosmetic surgery.”

According to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by People, Donda was able to leave the clinic 5.5 hours after her operation with bandages and prescribed Vicodin for the pain. . “She elected to return home for care even though she was informed that she would be receiving postoperative care at another facility,” the report said. At home, Donda received care from an “experienced nurse” and two caregivers. The night after her surgery, Donda took Vicodin for the pain, slept and felt better in the morning, according to the autopsy report. However, as the day progressed, she reported a sore throat, pain and tightness in her chest, before collapsing early in the evening. A friend who was with her at the time called 911 and Donda was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead in the emergency room. “What came out of the autopsy released today was exactly what I thought would be reported,” Dr Adams told Extra at the time. “Out of respect for Kanye West’s family, I want to honor the physician patient confidentiality agreement.” According to Newsweek, it was later discovered that Donda’s death was caused by heart failure due to multiple postoperative factors. The magazine reported that Donda underwent liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast reduction before her death.

In 2021, Kanye dedicates his 10th album, DONDA, to his mother. “Mom, I need you to tuck me in, I made mistakes and they rubbed it / I know you and grandma had enough / Why do I have to be so stubborn then?” Kanye raps in the song “Donda”. Two years before his death, Kanye also wrote the song “Hey Mama” from his 2005 album. Late check-in in honor of his mother. He interpreted it in front of her in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2005. In a 2015 interview with Q magazine, Kanye said he believed his mother would still be alive if he hadn’t moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. “My mom. If I had never moved to LA, she would be alive…I don’t want to dwell on that because it would make me cry,” he said at the time via Newsweek.

Who is Kanye West’s father, Ray West?

Kanye West’s father is Ray West. Ray divorced Kanye’s mother, Donda Williams, when he was 3 years old. After their divorce, Kanye moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois, and spent his summers with his father in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was born, according to the Daily Mail. ray was a black panther in the 1960s and 1970s. After that, he became one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, photographing former president Ronald Reagan and Maya Angelou. According to Hollywood Life, Ray has also worked as a paparazzo, marriage counselor and store owner.

Like his son, Ray has taken on various career endeavors over the years. In the 60s and 70s he was a Black Panther. After that, West became one of the first black photojournalists for the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, photographing former President Ronald Reagan and Maya Angelou. In addition to his reputable credentials, West has also worked as a paparazzo, marriage counselor and store owner. Ray is also the founder of the Good Water Foundation in the Dominican Republic. In a 2013 interview with the BBC, Kanye opened up about his father’s charitable personality and told the outlet that his father once moved into a homeless shelter “not because he was homeless- shelter, but because he wanted to help former drug addicts, he wanted to get close to that.

Over the years, Kanye has written several songs about his father. In his song “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” from his 2016 album Pablo’s life, Kanye has hinted that his parents’ separation may have been due to financial issues. In his “Champion” from his 2007 album GraduationWest also rapped, “I don’t know, I just want it to be better for my kids / And I ain’t say we were projects / But every time I wanna put away or lay down / My daddy would say” when you see clothes, close your eyes” / We were kinda like Will Smith and his son / In the movie, I ain’t talking about the rich / ‘Cause every summer there will be / A brand new wacky scheme to get rich at from/ And I don’t know what he did for the dough/ But he’ll send me back to school with a new wardrobe According to Cheat Sheet, Kanye and his dad got closer after his mom passed away Ray even filmed Kanye’s “Follow God” music video in 2019. “It took me 42 years to realize my dad was my best friend,” Kanye said at the time.

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Lunar New Year ceramics and hip-hop flyers from the 80s https://swedishmusicshop.com/lunar-new-year-ceramics-and-hip-hop-flyers-from-the-80s/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 19:35:05 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/lunar-new-year-ceramics-and-hip-hop-flyers-from-the-80s/ Photo: Standard Issue, Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York. Gift of El Foco, Inc., @ studiomisch / Mischelle Moy, courtesy of the photographer / Museum of the City of New York Every two weeks, I will collect and share objects, designers, news and events to know. This hand painted silkscreen print by Charlie […]]]>


Photo: Standard Issue, Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York. Gift of El Foco, Inc., @ studiomisch / Mischelle Moy, courtesy of the photographer / Museum of the City of New York

Every two weeks, I will collect and share objects, designers, news and events to know.

This hand painted silkscreen print by Charlie Ahearn was printed by Gary Lichtenstein Editions, with flyers from Pete Nice, Sureshot LaRock, DJ Ross, Paradise Gray and the Cornell Hip Hop Collection.
Photo: Collection of Charlie Ahearn

There’s a sprawling exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York on the music scene of the 1980s, a time when it seemed like every artist was eager to create something new and hungry to see and hear what it all did. the world was doing. Sean Corcoran, the show’s curator, describes the era as “an era of genre-defying creativity and performance which, in my opinion, is one of the most influential in musical and cultural history.” Movies like Wild style and the clip of “Rapture”Gave me a glimpse of how the city’s music scene was electric before Koch cracked down on nightlife and the redevelopment shut down iconic venues. The exhibit attempts to recreate that energy by focusing on a handful of shows at venues like the CBGB, Danceteria, and Mudd Club. But the piece I lingered on the most was a 1980 silkscreen painting by Wild style director Charlie Ahearn of hip-hop artist Dot-A-Rock and his collection of flyers. Seeing who was performing with whom, in which locations, and all the hand-drawn lettering and illustrations summed up the energy of the era. Until June 2022.

Last spring, the designers of Standard issue, a consulting firm in Gowanus, began photographing the open restaurants they spotted in their neighborhoods. They didn’t know what they would do with all the pictures while they were taking them, but now they can be found in Al Fresco: resilience in New York, the first streeterie book that landed on my desk. It’s a treat to flip through. The book captures a very specific moment in early street design, after ad hoc structures survived their first winter and before some of the more elaborate architectures began to emerge. “A friend called the hangars contemporary urban folk art,” says Standard Issue partner Michael McGinn. “We would like to think our little snapshot of the hangars in New York City tells that story.” The studio initially sent the book to friends and clients, but are planning a second print run as many people have requested copies. They are not yet available for sale, but if you are interested in any of them please drop a note to info@standardissuedesign.com.

Photos: El Museo del Barrio Collection, New York. Don d’En Foco Inc ..

Photos: El Museo del Barrio Collection, New York. Don d’En Foco Inc ..

There are still a few weeks to see In Foco: the Puerto Rican experience of New York, 1973-1974. Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Roger Cabán and Felipe Dante, the founding members of the Bronx collective In Foco, created this collection of 79 images to ensure that the daily life of Puerto Ricans was portrayed in fine art photography. En Foco made the collection a fix to early 20th-century fine art documentary photography that “visually whitewashed an entire society,” according to Biasiny-Rivera. Images show small business owners courting at their lunches and barbershops, smiling migrant farm workers waving huge freshly picked cauliflower heads, and well-dressed students in a public school cafeteria . One of the images that stood out to me was the 1974 Biasiny-Rivera photo taken during a demonstration at the PS 188 in response to the school board’s dismissal of two co-principals: a woman sits, resting her hand on her chin – much like Dorothea Lange’s Migrant mother – while holding a protest sign against racism in the school system. It’s a scene that could have happened today. Photographers donated the 79 images to El Museo, which exhibited them in 1979. This is the first time the entire collection has been exhibited since then. Until February 27.

Photos: @ studiomisch / Mischelle Moy.

Photos: @ studiomisch / Mischelle Moy.

Chinatown’s oldest boutique features an ever-exciting contemporary art program, led by fifth-generation owner Mei Lum. Next week, Wing On Wo & Co. is launching a new series of artist collaborations with the WOW creative team focused on Lunar New Year. These bundles, which will be rolled out over the next month, include a set of bok-choy bowls; a cerulean plateau through Tiffany saw to share candies and treats that represent abundance; and a gourd-shaped wine set by Saw and Tomie arai for an altar accompanied by gourd-shaped candles and clementine. These sets beautifully show how traditional sacred objects and rituals can be updated with a modern perspective.

Photos: MoMA Design Store.

Photos: MoMA Design Store.

With flurona spreading across the country, entertaining at home seems like the only responsible way to see friends. I am therefore considering improving my dishes so that sharing a meal is a little more special. I watched these 80s Bodum glasses that the MoMA Design Store has reissued for its fall-winter collection. Since the start of the pandemic, the team has relied more on digging through the archives, as it has been difficult to visit trade shows to research new products. Annie Auchincloss, one of the MoMA Store buyers, got her hands on some old Bodum catalogs in which she saw these big geometric glasses and worked with the brand to bring them back. Goblets, martini glasses and champagne flutes are dead bells for the original 1983 products – same colors, same shapes – but are made with recycled plastic.



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Sweden fights “Gangster Rap” after Einar’s murder https://swedishmusicshop.com/sweden-fights-gangster-rap-after-einars-murder/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:18:16 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/sweden-fights-gangster-rap-after-einars-murder/ STOCKHOLM – Sweden has never seen anything like Einar. A hyperactive and self-assured young artist in a place increasingly obsessed with global hip-hop, at 19 he was one of the greatest rappers the country has ever produced. Born Nils Gronberg, Einar had the face of a puppy, the flow of an international rap connoisseur, and […]]]>


STOCKHOLM – Sweden has never seen anything like Einar. A hyperactive and self-assured young artist in a place increasingly obsessed with global hip-hop, at 19 he was one of the greatest rappers the country has ever produced.

Born Nils Gronberg, Einar had the face of a puppy, the flow of an international rap connoisseur, and the puffy lyrics of a hardened gang member. He was also white and born in Sweden, a distinction loaded in a scene where most rappers are of an immigrant background.

Raised primarily by a single mom, Einar first caught the eye when he was 10, with videos of his childhood freestyles shared online regularly. Later, while living in a rebellious teenage home, he broke up with only his third song, a steel loverboy track that topped the nation’s pop charts. Soon he was a dominant force on Spotify, becoming Sweden’s most watched actor of 2019, ahead of global giants like Ed Sheeran.

But one October night, the nation’s biggest crossover star became her main warning, shot multiple times and left for dead outside her home.

“We have heard pom, pom, pomsaid Dumlee, an aspiring rapper who was with Einar that night. Dumlee, a convicted rapist affiliated with a gang called Death Patrol, said in an interview that he and Einar scattered into hiding before they went into hiding. hear more shots a few minutes later: “Bam, bam, bam, bam. “

Einar’s murder, which is still unsolved, has rocked the Swedish rap scene. His fate and the violence that surrounded him in life also gave a very Swedish face to issues that have rocked here for years, and gave new urgency to debates in the mainstream politics over the rise in gun violence, immigration and gang warfare. .

Some lawmakers, newspapers and parents have questioned the role of the music they labeled – in a throwback to the 1990s – “gangster rap.”

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Petter Hallen, a veteran rap journalist and DJ who hosts a show on Swedish public service radio station P3 Din Gata.

He compared the situation to the social conflicts that erupted in the United States around the murders of Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur in the 1990s, and more recently around the style of rap known as drill music in Europe and the United States. United.

“You’ve got the politicians involved, the media, the rap fans, celebrity culture, public service, tax dollars, influencer culture, youth culture, race – all these ripples in all directions. of Swedish society, ”Hallen added, describing the confluence of factors. which captivated this Nordic country of 10 million inhabitants.

More associated with Abba than with sharp rap, Sweden has for at least six years been battling a wave of gang violence that has contributed to its passage from one of the safest countries in the world. among the most violent in Europe. Last year there was at least 342 shootings leaving 46 dead (compared to 25 shootings in 2015), as well as dozens of bombings.

This carnage has long been seen as a problem confined to the ethnically diverse outer “suburbs”, where the poorest dwellings feel dislocated from the glittering wealth of the country’s largely white inner cities.

But Einar’s death – in an affluent part of Stockholm, rather than a suburb – has widened the debate and the accusations, with some saying rap has become a convenient bogeyman, especially with elections slated for this year. .

Shortly after the shooting, Mikael Damberg, then Swedish Minister of the Interior, told reporters that the culture around music could lead people to gangs. Hanif Bali, a member of the Moderate Conservative Party, who complained last year that a music grand prize was awarded to a criminally convicted rapper, said in an interview with the Swedish parliament that radio stations should stop playing music by anyone convicted of gang crime. .

Many Swedish rappers, especially Einar’s peers from neighborhoods like Rinkeby at the end of Stockholm’s metro lines, feel like they are being used to distract from politicians fighting crime.

“How many famous rappers are there in Sweden? It’s like 20, “said Sebastian Stakset, artist known as Sebbe Staxx, a member of the country’s leading gangster-rap group, Kartellen.” How many armed children are there in the surroundings? Thousands. “

“They are just a reflection of a much bigger problem,” he said.

For decades in the United States, rap has been linked to moral panics and blamed for urban violence. Europe too has recently experienced growing concern over its exercise scenes, where deep basslines combine with harsh, hyperlocal descriptions of life, feuds and death in troubled neighborhoods.

Sweden’s growing problems with crime make it perhaps more likely to be gender preoccupied. When Magdalena Andersson became the country’s first female Prime Minister at the end of November, she used his first political speech to attack gangs.

In December, Dagens Nyheter, the leading Swedish newspaper, published analysis of all those arrested or prosecuted for firearms offenses since 2017. About 85% were foreign-born or had at least one relative who was. Some 71 percent were from the lowest income group in the country. Most of the country’s top rappers come from these backgrounds.

Some of these rappers started their careers in the suburbs making amateur videos known as “freeslaktish” that require little more than a camera phone and a car, or a yard full of friends. Others have started to trace leads in youth centers set up to help young people avoid crime, said Diamant Salihu, author of a much discussed Swedish book published last year on the ongoing battle between two gangs, Shottaz and Death Patrol.

Salihu said Stockholm police linked some of Sweden’s biggest rap stars, including Yasin and Jaffar Byn, to Shottaz.

“As the conflict got bigger and more brutal, the rappers got more involved as they had to choose sides which made them targets,” Salihu added during a walk around Rinkeby, where he said. indicated the sites of 10 murders since 2015, including a cafe and a pizzeria.

The artists sometimes escalated tensions by referencing suspected gang members and commemorating dead or imprisoned friends in songs and videos, Salihu said. As in the United States, a thriving Swedish underground media ecosystem of YouTube pages, Instagram accounts and other social networks documents and dissects the music, personalities and conflicts of those associated with it, often starring and igniting. the oxen at the same time.

“It has all turned into a sport spectacle for rap fans,” said Hallen, “and those interested in, drawn to and fascinated by street crime. “

Salihu titled his book after a quote artist Jaffar Byn gave to authorities after an arrest. When the police asked how long the gang violence would last, he replied, “Until everyone dies. “

Beyond the intermittent badass words, Einar’s potential gang affiliations were only the subject of whispered speculation. But in March 2020, he became a target.

Authorities later said in court that the Varby Network, one of Sweden’s most notorious gangs, originally intended to kidnap the teenager after a studio shoot this month with Yasin, which was Einar’s only competition as the best Swedish rapper at the time.

This plot failed, but about two weeks later the group succeeded, kidnapping Einar after another studio date with artist Haval. Einar was forced to pose for pictures, bloodied, in feminine lingerie, a knife to his neck. The gang demanded 3 million Swedish kronor (approximately $ 331,000) to prevent the footage from being released.

They later attempted to plant a bomb in front of the rapper’s house to increase the pressure. Einar refused to pay.

Swedish police only discovered details of the crime after gaining access to Encrochat, an encrypted telephone network. After a high-profile trial, Yasin and Haval were sentenced for their role in the plots. The two men, whose representatives declined to comment on this story, are appealing their sentences, and Yasin was released on December 28, after serving his sentence.

Einar refused to cooperate with the trial, but his mother, Lena Nilsson, testified. In the months that followed, the young rapper spoke to his rivals even more forcefully in music and on social media, with some seeing his new tracks as subliminally goading those he held responsible for his assault. . On October 9, Einar was arrested along with two other people after being stabbed at a restaurant in Stockholm. He was not charged. Less than three weeks later, on October 21, he was dead.

A lawyer for Einar’s family did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this article. But the musician’s mother recently brought up the debate surrounding her son’s death. on Instagram, writing: “Most rappers aren’t criminals, they’re artists. They tell a horrible reality that we have in Sweden.

“Like many mothers, I lost a son in horrific violence,” Nilsson added. “Our hearts are torn from our chests.”

With increased fan attention, political pressure and law enforcement control over Swedish rappers, many across the country are questioning whether the still young genre can change – or even should.

More than a dozen local rappers and their associates approached for this story declined to be interviewed, fearing they would be stereotyped or attract unwanted attention.

But those who spoke freely said they felt no need to change what they were rapping about, and not just because it reflected reality. “This is what is selling right now,” said the artist known as Moewgli, who has collaborated with Einar on several hit singles and served a prison sentence for theft. “If something sells, I’ll do it,” he said. “I’m all about the money.”

Dumlee, the aspiring rapper linked to the Death Patrol gang, has said politicians will move on soon. In December, he was getting ready to release a track called “caries”Which included a line aimed directly at Shottaz, Death Patrol’s rivals, without bothering to incite more tension.

Stakset – Swedish hip-hop pioneer and mentor to Einar who did several songs with the young rapper, and now help gang members quit crime – pointed the finger at the government. For decades, politicians of all stripes have allowed problems in the suburbs to escalate, especially with education and housing, he said.

“They tried to sweep everything under the rug,” Stakset said. But after Einar’s murder, he added, “the rug is not big enough”.

Alex Marshall reported from Stockholm and Joe Coscarelli from New York. Nicholas Ringskog Ferrada-Noli contributed reporting from Stockholm.



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Georgia Music Store closes after 79 years in business https://swedishmusicshop.com/georgia-music-store-closes-after-79-years-in-business/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:41:42 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/georgia-music-store-closes-after-79-years-in-business/ Steve Shepherd assists a client on the last day of Chick Music on Wednesday December 15, 2021 in Athens, Georgia. Chick Music, a staple of the local music community, is closing due to the retirement of the Shepherd family after 79 years in business. (Kayla Renie / Athens Banner-Herald via AP) Kayla renie PA ATHENS, […]]]>


Steve Shepherd assists a client on the last day of Chick Music on Wednesday December 15, 2021 in Athens, Georgia.  Chick Music, a staple of the local music community, is closing due to the retirement of the Shepherd family after 79 years in business.  (Kayla Renie / Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Steve Shepherd assists a client on the last day of Chick Music on Wednesday December 15, 2021 in Athens, Georgia. Chick Music, a staple of the local music community, is closing due to the retirement of the Shepherd family after 79 years in business. (Kayla Renie / Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

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When Chick Music opened at 11 a.m. on December 15, customers were already waiting to take advantage of the reduced prices and strike up a friendly chat with employees.

If you missed the “Retirement Sale” signs in the window, it might have looked like a typical Athens holiday shopping afternoon.

It was the last day of activity for Chick Music, a family-owned musical instrument store that opened in 1942 in a store on College Avenue, where Lewis Chick tuned pianos in the basement. After joining the staff in 1947, Billy Shepherd and his wife, Anne, bought the business in 1963 and moved to 240 W. Clayton St. four years later.

As the second generation of Shepherds to lead Chick Music, Steve, Van and Christy have spent decades treating shop customers like family, and their retirement is hard earned and well deserved. On closing day, Steve was busy fixing a violin brought in for maintenance; Christy was on the register; and Van went back and forth between the sales area and the reception desk.

“This place is part of the musical history of Athens, but it was the people who came here who made it that way,” Van said. “We appreciate everyone who came today.”

One of the patrons who stopped by to pay tribute to Chick Music was Ken Richardson of Athens hip-hop legends Lo Down and Duddy, whose plaque on the Athens Music Walk of Fame is encrusted in the sidewalk just outside the outside the store. Richardson brought a pizza for the staff donated by Little Italy and shared stories of spending hours in the keyboard room in the early 1990s.

“It’s bittersweet for me to be here today,” said Richardson. “I learned to make beats on the Alesis SR16 drum machine they were selling here, and no one ever bothered me or asked me to leave. When I got my first tax return I went in and bought it.

Although the walls that were once lined with guitars and musical instruments were mostly bare, there were still plenty of accessories like drum heads, mic stands, and various cables for visitors to lean over. , as well as several sheet music books in the back room. .

Staff member Braxton Thompson, who has worked at Chick Music for more than a decade, said shepherds and their employees would likely share their tearful farewells when the store closes and they start moving shelves and counters. When asked what he was going to do next, Thompson said he plans to teach music and perform in concerts in the New Year.

In the family spirit that the shepherds learned from their mother and father, Van said that he, his brother and his sisters would not be fully out for a few weeks.

“Just knock on the window if you need something,” Van said.


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The artists who have called the Grammys over the years https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-artists-who-have-called-the-grammys-over-the-years/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:23:06 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/the-artists-who-have-called-the-grammys-over-the-years/ For almost as long as the Grammys have been around, musicians have criticized the voting process, nominations, and winners. Grammy disses have taken many forms over the years, but in the 21st century much of the commentary has focused on the history of the awards show excluding women and black performers from major categories. Since […]]]>



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Best concerts in Houston: November 22-28, 2021 https://swedishmusicshop.com/best-concerts-in-houston-november-22-28-2021/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 12:15:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/best-concerts-in-houston-november-22-28-2021/ Harry Styles returns to Toyota Center to catch up on postponed date | Courtesy of the artist Put on your dancing shoes for these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28, 2021. This week, Harry Styles catches up with a rescheduled tour date, a legendary Mexican band spends […]]]>


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Put on your dancing shoes for these must-see shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28, 2021.

This week, Harry Styles catches up with a rescheduled tour date, a legendary Mexican band spends two nights, a free concert series ends, and a holiday tradition returns to Jones Hall.

Want to go one step further for live gigs in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston schedule for additional shows taking place across H-Town.

Top 10 shows and concerts in Houston this week

  • Harry Styles at the Toyota Center | Tuesday 23 November – The threat of Hurricane Nicholas in September forced the postponement of Harry Styles’ planned downtown concert, and now the mega-fan crowd will finally find a chance to see the One Direction superstar when he arrives for that postponed date just before Thanksgiving. Tickets range from $ 39.50 to $ 149.50, but you can find hard-to-obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • Maná at 713 Music Hall | Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 November – The legendary Mexican pop rock group makes a stopover in Houston’s brand new concert venue, 713 Music Hall, located in the brand new Post HTX building. They will be there the day before and the day before Thanksgiving for a much anticipated performance. The remaining tickets range from $ 120 to over $ 275, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m. both evenings.
  • Farruko at the Smart Financial Center | Friday November 26 – Reggaeton sensation heads to Sugar Land to support their chart-topping eighth studio album, The 167. Tickets range from $ 49 to $ 199, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • Bob Schneider and the Very Special Moonlit Orchestra Holiday Show at the Hobby Center | Friday November 26 – Start your holiday season this year at Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall where Austin-based singer-songwriter Bob Schneider and his Moonlight Orchestra perform season classics the day after Thanksgiving. Tickets range from $ 65 to $ 106. 8 p.m.
  • Houston Symphony presents Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty at Jones Hall | From Friday November 26 to Sunday November 28 | Virtual option – The Houston Symphony’s Thanksgiving Weekend Presentation features a family-friendly collection for all ages at Jones Hall, with romantic and enchanting music by Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty ballet. Additionally, Bruch’s gypsy-flavored Violin Concerto No.1 is a perennial audience favorite, as evidenced by its selection as Britain’s favorite classical work in a Classic FM poll. Saturday’s performance will also be televised live. Tickets range from $ 29 to $ 149; $ 20 for the virtual stream. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m.
  • Water parks with young arrested, Phem at House of Blues | saturday 27 november – The Houston-based pop rock group is back on the road after releasing their The biggest hits album in early summer. Tickets range from $ 30 to $ 45. 7 p.m.
  • The Fab Four at the Bayou Music Center | saturday 27 november – The Beatles tribute group on a world tour stops at the Bayou Music Center in downtown Houston to perform many of the band’s legendary rock songs, fan favorites and deep cuts in what promises to be a night of happiness to sing. Tickets range from $ 25 to $ 59.50. 8 p.m.
  • No Limit Reunion Tour at the Smart Financial Center | saturday 27 november – The legendary hip hop record label is hosting a reunion tour with rappers Master P, Mystikal, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, Fiend, Mercedes and Mr. Serv On. Tickets range from $ 72 to $ 182. 7:30 p.m.
  • Mastodon & Opeth at the Smart Financial Center | Sunday November 28 – Grammy-winning heavy metal band stops in Sugar Land to perform songs from their latest release, Calm and sinister, which fell at the end of October. They will be joined by Swedish prog metal band Opeth, who are themselves on tour for their album at the end of 2019, In the Cauda Venenum. Tickets range from $ 49.50 to $ 79.50. 7 p.m.
  • Jazzy Sundays in the Park: Crystal Thomas with the Eastside Kings at Buffalo Bayou Park | Sunday November 28 | FREE – Blues artist Crystal Thomas performs with Eastside Kings in the latest installment of the Jazzy Sundays in the Park series for 2021. Bring food, a blanket or lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the music. Food and drink will also be available for purchase. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Swedish House Mafia / Weeknd, DJ Snake, Stones, more https://swedishmusicshop.com/swedish-house-mafia-weeknd-dj-snake-stones-more/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/swedish-house-mafia-weeknd-dj-snake-stones-more/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:06:06 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/swedish-house-mafia-weeknd-dj-snake-stones-more/ So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), collect even more new music we would call “indie” and talk about what metal comes out. We post music news, song premieres and more all day long. We are updating a weekly playlist some of our favorite […]]]>


So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), collect even more new music we would call “indie” and talk about what metal comes out. We post music news, song premieres and more all day long. We are updating a weekly playlist some of our favorite tracks right now. Here’s a daily recap with a bunch of interesting, recently released songs in one place.

MAFIA OF THE SWEDISH HOUSE AND THE WEEKND – “MOTH TO A FLAMME”

A day after it was more or less revealed that the Swedish House Mafia was playing and possibly headlining Coachella 2022, the trio released a new song featuring the 2018 headliner’s lead vocals. by Coachella, The Weeknd. SHM is aimed at the moody ’80s synthpop that has become The Weeknd’s calling card in recent years, and it basically sounds like a new single from Weeknd.

MICK JENKINS – “SCOTTIE PIPPEN”

Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins’ new album Elephant in the room comes out next week, and here’s another new single. This one finds it in a relaxed indie-soul direction.

THE ROLLING STONES – “COME TO THE BAL”

The 40th anniversary edition of the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo yourself released today and includes a whole bunch of unreleased tracks, like this stormer they did with producer Jimmy Miller.

MANNEQUIN – COMPULSORY ENJOYMENT

LA Dummy, which includes three former members of the shoegaze band Wildhoney, makes LA motorik baroque psych that will likely appeal to fans of Stereolab and Broadcast. In addition to their good faith: their first album was released via the big independent Chicago label Trouble in Mind.

SILENT PLANET – “ANHEDONIA”

California metalcore band Silent Planet’s previously announced album Iridescent arrives on November 12th, and here’s a new single that covers a lot of ground, from downtune nu metal-y riffs to booming pop hooks.

MAJID JORDAN – “STARS ALIGN” (ft. DRAKE)

Drake appears on a new song from Majid Jordan, who signed to his OVO Sound label. It’s on their new album Wildest dreams, and it’s cut from a synthpop fabric similar to that of the classic Drake / Majid Jordan collaboration “Hold On, We’re Going Home”.

BIG SEAN & HIT-BOY – “QUELLE VIE”

Frequent collaborators Big Sean and Hit-Boy have released a new single together, and he finds Sean’s contagious pop-rap in great shape.

DJ SNAKE – “SG” (ft. OZUNA, MEGAN THEE STALLION & LISA from BLACKPINK)

DJ Snake is back with a new guest-filled multicultural single that stars Puerto Rican Latin reggaeton / trap star Ozuna, Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Lisa from K-pop giants BLACKPINK. A lot of it is in the reggaeton realm, but everyone brings their unique flair to it.

TO OTHERS – “EXIT IN THE CEMETERY” & “DALMATIEN”

Having recently released their new album Strength, gothic hard rockers Unto Others have released a new two song single titled I believe in halloween just in time for the holidays.

DEATH ANGEL – “WHERE THEY WERE” (LIVE)

Thrash tests Death Angel’s new live album Bastard tracks features songs that have rarely been performed live. It was recorded on May 22 during a livestream and released on November 26 via Nuclear Blast. “’Where They Lay’ is a great example of a Death Angel Bastard track,” said singer Mark Osegueda. “We rarely played this song live and I guess the last time we did it was in 2010! I love the output I get singing this song. Particularly because the tracks I do are so cathartic !!! ” That sounds good.

TAKING MEDICINES – “HYMENAGE GARDENER”

Taking Meds succeeds “Lifesaver” (one of the best punk songs of September) with the second single by Terrible news of wonderful men, and it’s another indie / punk crossover jam that induces nostalgia for the 90s and rocks today too.

SKATSUNE MIKU – “TRUE STORY”

The Vocaloid ska-punk project Skatsune Miku follows the recent single “Lonely Rolling Star” with “True Story”, a cover of a song by Persona 4: animation. Notice to fans of video game music and ska-punk.

MAGGIE GENTLY – “HOLD MY HAND”

“Hold My Hand”, the new single from San Francisco songwriter Maggie Grabmeier, formerly of The Total Bettys, is a crisp and catchy indie rock track.

KINGDOM OF JADA – “JUNGLE”

Jamaican reggae / dancehall singer Jada Kingdom has been on the rise for quite some time now, and she recently signed with Republic who will be releasing their new EP in 2022. Most details on this EP are yet to be determined, but she’s just released. release an excellent new single, “Jungle”. It’s a hypnotic mid-tempo reggae song and it’s airy and upbeat but with obscurity, both musically and lyrically.

ZAC JONE $ – “THE WEED SONG” (ft. JESSE ROYAL)

Another great new reggae (or at least reggae-ish) song: Zac Jone $ teams up with Jesse Royal and producer Iotosh for a hip hop / reggae / dub ode to weed.

PROBLEM – “DIM MY LIGHT” (ft. SNOOP DOGG)

The Compton Problem rapper retains the sound of classic West Coast rap, so it’s no surprise that Snoop Dogg – an architect of that sound – sounds great about it.

BOBBY FISHSCALE – “OWN EYES” (ft. INK & MOZZY)

Florida rapper Bobby Fishscale, signed by Roc Nation, calls on Ink and Mozzy for this powerful and dismal new song. “To me, having eyes means not letting others dictate your future,” Bobby said. “See it with your own eyes.”

GOV’T MULE – “MAKE IT RAIN” (TOM WAITS COVER)

Gov’t Mule shared another song Heavy load blues, and this one is a blues rock revamp of Tom Waits’ 2004 song “Make It Rain”.

CONFINES – “ORO Y MUERTE”

Confines (aka David Castillo of Primitive Weapons, Saint Vitus Bar, and more) is releasing a new EP, Work the blood, on December 3 via Synthicide, and the lead single “Oro y Muerte”, is a dark and beating dose of industrial / EBM.

200 HANDLE INJURIES – “ITTY BITTY PIECES”

Cleveland Death Metal Maniacs 200 Stab Wounds Release New Album Slave To The Scalpel November 12 via Maggot Stomp, and here’s the stupidly heavy new single “Itty Bitty Pieces”. For more information and an interview with the group, visit Invisible Oranges.

SULFUROUS – “EMANTED TRAPIDATION”

Danish death row inmates Sulphurous shared another track from their upcoming LP The black mouth of the sepulcher, and it starts out in riffy, melodic territory before turning into something a lot more brutal.

HALFNOISE – “LAST DAY ON EARTH”

Halfnoise (aka Zac Farro from Paramore) shared another song from their upcoming album Pattern, and this one is very different from the indie-funk-pop of “Two of Us”. This one finds it in jangly and psychedelic pop mode with a certain influence of George Harrison.

KUBLAI KHAN – “RENENTEMENT”

As Kublai Khan prepares for a tour with The Acacia Strain, Dying Wish and Orthodox, as well as an appearance on Every Time I Die’s “Tid the Season” holiday shows, they released this overwhelming new dose of metallic hardcore.

WAVES BURIAL (mem PIANOS BECOMING TEETH, BLACK CLOUDS) – “CINEMA SHAME”

Burial Waves – the new group led by Pianos frontman Become the Teeth with members of We Were Black Clouds, Deleted Scenes, Caverns, and more – to release debut EP Holy Land November 12 via Dark Operative. He presents the recent single “Light Heads”, as well as the newly released “Cinema Shame”. This one is totally in post-rock territory, and Kyle’s hushed vocal performance suits him perfectly.

JERRY CANTRELL (ALICE IN CHAINS) RELEASES “SIREN SONG”

Alice in Chains guitarist and singer Jerry Cantrell will release a new solo album, Enlighten, next week and here’s one last taste.

IAN ISIAH – “MUST SEE”

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Ian Isiah is back with this new single via Chromeo’s label Juliet Records. Just Ian and a guitar, the singer describes it as “SELF-RECOGNITION”.

DIJON – “RODÉO CLOWN”

The quirky R&B artist from Dijon will release his debut album, Absolutely, on November 5th. Here is a tender story of a rodeo clown, with an accompaniment of oboes, which are words that are not often found in a sentence together.

VIRGIL SHAW (DIESELHED) – IN THE TIME I WAS WORRIED

Virgil Shaw from San Francisco, who was on Dieselhed, just released this 70s-style country-folk album on Sonny Smith’s Rocks In Your Head label.

EXBATS – “GHOST ON THE DISC”

Exbats AKA Kenny McClain and his daughter, singer and drummer Inez McClain have just released a new album Now where were we, and here is the video of the flagship album “Ghost in the Record Store”.

CARRIE BIELL (THE PALACE OF THE MOON) – “COME BY”

Seattle’s Carrie Biell of Moon Palace to be released We are okay, his first solo album in 14 years, on February 11. The new single “Come By” is a dreamy folk number that features Sera Cahoone (Band of Horses, Carissa’s Weird) and should appeal to Sharon Van Etten fans.

AMERICAN GIRLS – “SOME GENDA HIGH”

US Girls is back with a new single “Some Kinda High”, based on a sample by Canadian pianist and songwriter Glenn Gould

ABBA – “JUST A CONCEPT”

Swedish pop icons ABBA are back and will be released Trip, their first album in 40 years, on November 5. They just shared the third single from the album, “Just a Notion”, which was written and recorded in 1978, but now includes all new backing tracks with the original vocals.

KILL LINCOLN – “THIS SONG” (THE BOUNCING SOULS COVER)

Kill Lincoln released a very funny ska cover of the Bouncing Souls classic “That Song”, and you can read more about it here.

TWO HALF PASSES – “BIG ENERGY”

Orange County ska band Half Past Two’s eponymous new album is out next week, and here’s a new song tinged with hard rock. Read more here.

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS – “LA RIVIÈRE MONTE”

Legendary Guns N ‘Roses guitarist Slash has announced a new album from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, 4, and here is the first single. Read more here.

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KKR buys music rights portfolio from Kobalt Capital for $ 1.1 billion By Reuters https://swedishmusicshop.com/kkr-buys-music-rights-portfolio-from-kobalt-capital-for-1-1-billion-by-reuters/ https://swedishmusicshop.com/kkr-buys-music-rights-portfolio-from-kobalt-capital-for-1-1-billion-by-reuters/#respond Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:56:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/kkr-buys-music-rights-portfolio-from-kobalt-capital-for-1-1-billion-by-reuters/ © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, United States, August 23, 2018. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid (Delete superfluous words from paragraph 2) (Reuters) – Private equity giant KKR & Co (NYSE 🙂 and the […]]]>


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(Reuters) – Private equity giant KKR & Co (NYSE 🙂 and the family office of former Goldman Sachs (NYSE 🙂 partner Stephen Hendel bought Kobalt Capital’s music rights portfolio for around 1.1 billion dollars, the companies said on Tuesday.

The deal will give KKR and Dundee Partners access to more than 62,000 copyrights for artists from pop, rock, hip hop, country and other genres, the companies said.

Kobalt Music serves 25,000 songwriters and 600 publishers, including Paul McCartney, Enrique Iglesias and Phoebe Bridgers. The deal is another indication of the increased interest of private equity groups in the music industry. Asset manager Blackstone (NYSE 🙂 Inc said last week it would invest $ 1 billion with a consulting firm to buy music rights and record songs as online streaming grows in popularity and becomes more lucrative.

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