American Songwriter – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 05:47:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tinamania.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png American Songwriter – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ 32 32 Weyes Blood Haunts With Twisted New ‘It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everyone’ Video https://tinamania.com/weyes-blood-haunts-with-twisted-new-its-not-just-me-its-everyone-video/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 21:53:21 +0000 https://tinamania.com/weyes-blood-haunts-with-twisted-new-its-not-just-me-its-everyone-video/ Natalie Mering, better known as Weyes Blood, announced her new album in early September, sharing a preview of the project as she dropped the ghostly song “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody.” Now the singer has an equally bizarre music video to go along with it. When announcing the album, the singer detailed it in […]]]>

Natalie Mering, better known as Weyes Blood, announced her new album in early September, sharing a preview of the project as she dropped the ghostly song “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody.” Now the singer has an equally bizarre music video to go along with it.

When announcing the album, the singer detailed it in an Instagram post: “This dystopian romance novel took a lot of black juice at birth. Forged in fire as they say. I’m so relieved to finally share the opening track, “It’s not just me, it’s is everyone”. Listen through headphones with an open soul, maybe you’ll get a scary glow on your chest if you’re lucky.

His next album And in the darkness hearts burn is set for release on November 18 and will be the second installment in a trilogy that began with the release of his fourth studio album, Rise of the Titanicin 2019.

“‘It’s not just me, it’s everyone’ is a Buddhist hymn, rooted in the interconnectedness of all beings and the unraveling of our social fabric,” the singer described on the track. opening of the album when it is released on September 12. “Our culture relies less and less on people. This is creating an unprecedented new level of isolation. The promise we can buy out of this void offers little comfort in the face of the fear we all live with now – the fear of becoming stale Something is wrong, and although the feeling appears differently to each individual, it is universal.

Now you can hear the haunting melody along with its equally macabre music video. Check out “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everyone” below, in which twisted Disney drama plays out against a sore piano arrangement and the airy, sing-song vocals of Weyes Blood à la Joni Mitchell. “Check out this dystopian Technicolor dance number, witness the technological cannibalism, and watch me dance my heart out in ‘Cartoon City,'” the singer said. captioned a clip video on social networks.

Weyes Blood will begin touring in support of their upcoming album in early 2023. In Holy Flux Tour will begin in January for a series of European dates and continue in the United States throughout the spring.

(Photo by Robin Little/Redferns)

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Classic Bing Crosby Songs and Moments to Relive: From Movies to Inventions to “White Christmas” https://tinamania.com/classic-bing-crosby-songs-and-moments-to-relive-from-movies-to-inventions-to-white-christmas/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:40:33 +0000 https://tinamania.com/classic-bing-crosby-songs-and-moments-to-relive-from-movies-to-inventions-to-white-christmas/ It’s a little known fact, but Bing Crosby’s voice was bottled and sold and people buttered their bread with it. I’m kidding, of course, but the idea shows just how fluid the legendary American singer and performer was. Born May 3, 1903, Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. (aka Bing) was an American singer and actor. Today […]]]>

It’s a little known fact, but Bing Crosby’s voice was bottled and sold and people buttered their bread with it.

I’m kidding, of course, but the idea shows just how fluid the legendary American singer and performer was.

Born May 3, 1903, Harry Lillis Crosby Jr. (aka Bing) was an American singer and actor. Today he is known as the first multimedia star and was one of the most important artists of the early 20th century.

Namely, Crosby was a top-selling record seller, radio audience, and movie seller for over 50 years, from 1926 to 1977. And he boasts one hell of a Christmas album. Crosby has also directed over 70 films and recorded over 1,600 songs. Yeah !

He’s a star and a star who preceded big names like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and more. In 1948 Crosby was voted “Most Admired Living Man” ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII.

Crosby, who died on October 14, 1977, remains one of the most indelible figures in American pop culture and a lot of that is down to his sleepy eyes and slick voice.

Here, we’ll dive into some of Crosby’s most important moments.

1. I go my way

Crosby won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in this 1944 film. And he was nominated for its sequel, The bells of Sainte-Marie in 1945, facing Ingrid Bergman. As a result, he was the first of six actors to be nominated twice for playing the same character.

2. The Grammy Global Achievement Award

In 1963, Crosby won the first-ever Grammy Global Achievement Award for his career in songs that spanned over 1,500 records and seemingly ubiquitous radio broadcasts. The moment was so great that he even received the Frank Sinatra award.

3. The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Crosby is one of 33 people to have three, yes, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He earned them through his work in film, radio and song recording.

4. Working with Bob Hope

Crosby was well known in the mid-20th century for his collaborations with famed artist Bob Hope, starring in the series of Road to… movies from 1940 to 1962. For those of you who have extra time, here is one of those free movies on YouTube.

5. Recordings after the Second World War

After seeing a demonstration of a German reel-to-reel tape recorder brought to the United States, Crosby helped influence the development of recording after World War II after investing some $50,000 (not a small sum in the ‘era) into the California electronics company, Ampex, to build more. Later, he persuaded ABC to allow him to tape his shows. He then became the first artist to pre-record radio shows and to master his commercial recordings on magnetic tape.

6. The World Series

On top of all that, Crosby was part owner of Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates. And, of course, he even succeeded in that, winning two coveted World Series with the club in 1960 and 1971. Check out this rare audio clip of Crosby announcing games!

7. Christmas King

Rumor has it Mariah Carey wants to make herself known as the Queen of Christmas. Well, long before Mariah, there was the Holiday King and his name was Bing. Check out that famous holiday track, “White Christmas,” from the crooner of all crooners below.

Bing Crosby (Photo: Courtesy of via Decca/UMe)

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Review: Kendell Marvel Addresses Nobody on Rugged’s Third Album, Honest Country https://tinamania.com/review-kendell-marvel-addresses-nobody-on-ruggeds-third-album-honest-country/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:10:36 +0000 https://tinamania.com/review-kendell-marvel-addresses-nobody-on-ruggeds-third-album-honest-country/ Kendell Wondergo sun(CmdShft)4 out of 5 stars One look at Kendall Marvel’s bald head, unadorned gaze, long white Rip Van Winkle beard, and hulking, tougher-than-leather persona, and it’s clear he’s serious about everything he does. do. In this case, it’s about creating tough, honest outlaw country inspired by the no-BS style of Waylon Jennings and […]]]>

Kendell Wonder
go sun
(CmdShft)
4 out of 5 stars

One look at Kendall Marvel’s bald head, unadorned gaze, long white Rip Van Winkle beard, and hulking, tougher-than-leather persona, and it’s clear he’s serious about everything he does. do. In this case, it’s about creating tough, honest outlaw country inspired by the no-BS style of Waylon Jennings and Chris Stapleton.

The latter is particularly noteworthy. They wrote dozens of songs together, and Stapleton’s notoriety helped Marvel establish himself as a performer by allowing him to open shows. After being a backstage songwriter for decades, Marvel started making albums in 2017 at the age of 46. In 2019, fellow Nashville resident Dan Auerbach will provide label and production assistance for Marvel on the highly-received Solid Gold Sounds. Release.

For album number three, Beau Bedford (The Texas Gentlemen) took over the production reins. He also provided the Dallas-based backing band, which Marvel had never met before recording these ten fearless tracks. Unsurprisingly, Stapleton plays a fairly large role in the creation of the record. He co-wrote two selections, sang backup on a few others and contributed guitar to another. While Marvel’s sound is similar to its pal, there’s sure to be room for more of what Stapleton is delivering to sheds full of adoring fans.

The baritone’s dark drawl and soulful Marvel swamp dominate these honky tonk and classic country-informed tunes, with an edge when driven by the singer’s gritty approach. From the dark dreamy “Hell Bent on Hard Times”, where he brings a bit of George Jones and blues to the dark ballad (No reason not to turn back / I guess I’ll just go blind), to spunky ZZ Top meets slow rocker Tom Waits, “Put It on the Plate,” a no-prisoners attack on fake preachers, there are no weak moments.

Marvel isn’t playing anything it doesn’t believe by stating in the pre-release notes, “I’m 51, which means I’m long past the stage of catering to anyone, I tell just the stories I want to tell.” One is Waylon’s dull stomp in “Habits,” where he takes on the voice of a hoodlum who knows he needs to change but can’t reform his bad habits by singing. God only knows how many suns I’ve seen rise from the county jail / Lotta daddy’s paychecks wasted on this redneck’s bail.

But that doesn’t mean he’s beyond showing his tender side, which he does exquisitely on “Fool Like Me,” where Took’s chorus a man to keep you, but to lose you takes a idiot like me, is set to a melody so memorably bittersweet you’ll sing it after one round. It’s a high point of both this album and Marvel’s recorded career as it exposes another side of his crass swagger. Closing weeper “Dyin’ Ain’t Cheap” ends the set on another poignant note as Mickey Raphael’s harmonica and pedal steel bring sensibility to a tale about how to live is not easy and to die is not cheap.

Kendall Marvel got off to a late start as a frontman, but he’s making up for lost time with three unapologetically powerful country albums over the past five years, including Go Sun is arguably the best.

Photo credit: Laura E. Partain / Sacks & co.

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Doja Cat’s New Dupe Music Leaves Fans With More Questions Than Answers https://tinamania.com/doja-cats-new-dupe-music-leaves-fans-with-more-questions-than-answers/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 19:42:08 +0000 https://tinamania.com/doja-cats-new-dupe-music-leaves-fans-with-more-questions-than-answers/ Doja Cat has set the record straight with her new music… by contradicting everything she says. Earlier this month, rap star Doja Cat revealed that her next album will be inspired by 90s German rave. “I can’t really say much. I just know there’s a lot going on,” the “Kiss Me More” singer shared when […]]]>

Doja Cat has set the record straight with her new music… by contradicting everything she says.

Earlier this month, rap star Doja Cat revealed that her next album will be inspired by 90s German rave.

“I can’t really say much. I just know there’s a lot going on,” the “Kiss Me More” singer shared when asked about the new music in a recent interview. “I’m very much into this German 90s rave vibe at the moment and it’s really fun… It’s kind of a clue for the album,” she added.

However, in a flurry of tweets on Tuesday, September 20, the rapper insisted she was joking. “I’m not making a German rave culture album guys,” she tweeted. “I was pranking the outlet who interviewed me about it.”

A stream of tweets followed as the rapper continued to tease fans about the sounds of the upcoming album. “I’m doing an R&B album,” she wrote in a tweet. “Straight R&B no rapping at all,” read a post that followed.

“Y’all, I was lying,” she later tweeted. “I’m making an experimental jazz album. I thought it would be funny to trick you into thinking I was doing r&b because I knew it would work but I’m doing experimental jazz now, the honest truth.

After that she changed her story again, writing the album would, in fact, be all R&B. She wrote in another tweet: “There is no A-side or B-side. The album will have 8 sides and come in the shape of a cube.”

She ended the tweeting frenzy with a final post a few hours later. She posted a voice memo on the social media platform, captioned “the truth”. “I’m serious now, guys,” she began.

“I’m releasing a rock album,” she said evenly in the clip. “There are going to be emo jams. The name of the album is called Rock Out: Volume 1…The Abyss…5,000. So stay tuned for that. … I’m entering a rock phase and I hope everyone will enjoy it.

(Photo by: Rich Polk/NBC)

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Elton John will perform at the White House https://tinamania.com/elton-john-will-perform-at-the-white-house/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:01:56 +0000 https://tinamania.com/elton-john-will-perform-at-the-white-house/ Acclaimed singer-songwriter Elton John is scheduled to perform in Washington DC at the White House on Friday, September 23, a press release from the Nation’s Capital reads. Apparently a large tent has been set up on the South Lawn for Friday’s show. Construction or the stage and set for the show began on Monday, a […]]]>

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Elton John is scheduled to perform in Washington DC at the White House on Friday, September 23, a press release from the Nation’s Capital reads.

Apparently a large tent has been set up on the South Lawn for Friday’s show. Construction or the stage and set for the show began on Monday, a White House official told CNN.

According to reports, some 2,000 guests have been invited to attend the event, which has been “in preparation for several months”.

John will be at the White House for an evening entitled “A night where hope and history rhyme”. The concert is in collaboration with A&E Networks and The History Channel. The musical performance will air on television at a later date yet to be determined, officials said.

According to a press release, the event is to “celebrate the unifying and healing power of music, salute the life and work of Sir Elton John and honor everyday story makers in the audience, including teachers. , nurses, frontline workers, psychiatrists, health advocates, students, LGBTQ+ advocates and more.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are expected to deliver remarks during the show. A&E Networks and The History Channel are footing the bill for the event, White House officials said.

According to White House staff, John’s team “expressed an interest on his behalf to play at the White House again.”

In 1998, the flamboyant entertainer was invited by then-President Bill Clinton to host a state dinner for then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The title of Friday’s show comes from a line in a poem by writer Seamus Heaney titled “The Cure of Troy.” President Biden has often said Heaney is his favorite poet and the POTUS has used the work’s ‘When hope and history rhyme’ line many times throughout his career, including his acceptance speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The last stanza of this poem says:

“It means someone hears
The outcry and the birth cry
Of a new life at its end.
It means once in a lifetime
That justice can arise
And hope and history rhyme.

In Biden’s 2017 memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, the president wrote that he used to listen to John’s music with his sons, Beau and Hunter Biden. Years later, when Beau was diagnosed with brain cancer, Biden would sing the artist’s songs to him in the hospital.

John is also scheduled to play a baseball concert at Nationals Park on Saturday, following the White House event.

Photo: Greg Gorman/UMe

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6 of Metallica’s most unforgettable live performances https://tinamania.com/6-of-metallicas-most-unforgettable-live-performances/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:40:58 +0000 https://tinamania.com/6-of-metallicas-most-unforgettable-live-performances/ Metallica has been a constant in the music world since vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich founded the metal band in 1981. of Metallica on more than just a few occasions. So, in an effort to capture some of our favorite moments from the Los Angeles-based band (though it’s a difficult task), we’ve compiled […]]]>

Metallica has been a constant in the music world since vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich founded the metal band in 1981. of Metallica on more than just a few occasions. So, in an effort to capture some of our favorite moments from the Los Angeles-based band (though it’s a difficult task), we’ve compiled six of their most unforgettable live performances below. Keep reading and we’re sure you’ll find yourself transported to the mosh pits of metal magic.

1. “Am I Evil” at Levski Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria (2010)

In perhaps one of metal music’s most epic moments, the Big Four of the thrash subgenre – Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer and Anthrax – all performed at the same gig in 2010. On June 16, 2010, all four groups shared the stage. for the first time in Warsaw, Poland. Afterwards, the four bands rehearsed the performance for a video version of the concert in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22.

On top of that, the bands reunited for a historic rendition of “Am I Evil?” by Diamond Head. (Most of the band members were present for the performance, but drummer Dave Lombardo was Slayer’s only representative.)

2. “Enter Sandman” at Tushino airfield in Moscow, Russia (1991)

As part of the annual Monsters of Rock hard rock and heavy metal concert series, Metallica performed a set in Moscow for an almost mythologically sized audience. Metallica’s crowd estimates range from 500,000 to 1.6 million in attendance. AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche and The Black Crowes were also part of the lineup for the 1991 Monsters of Rock concert.

“They brought AC/DC and Metallica to come and play and there was a lot of excitement, but they weren’t really used to hosting rock shows.” Ulrich said Ultimate Guitar about the concert. “So if you watch the videos on YouTube, you will see how many soldiers were there.

“There were helicopters flying over the audience. It was an incredible mix of excitement, energy and chaos, and it was a complete fuck. 1.6 million might be a bit ambitious, but like I said, there were a lot of fucking people. It was a pretty crazy day,” he concluded.

3. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California (1985)

Another standout moment from James Hetfield’s long-haired era was Metallica’s raucous 1985 Day on the Green performance. And at the start of the band’s now-legendary track, “For Whom the Bells Toll,” Cliff Burton rips through an iconic bass solo. Burton, who sadly passed away in 1986 in a bus accident, is recognized as one of the greatest bass players of all time.

4. “Escape” at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey (2012)

On the opening night of the Orion Music + More Music festival, Metallica did something they had never done before: they performed their acclaimed 1984 album ride the lightning in its entirety from back to front. And, in this case, the group had never played ride the lightning song “Escape” live before tonight. Check out the very first performance of “Escape” – nearly three decades after its release – below.

5. “Overkill” at Whiskey a Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA (1995)

Never a band to forget their roots, Metallica held a tribute concert to Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister in 1995. The concert was a tribute to Lemmy on his 50th birthday, and Metallica took on the band name “The Lemmys” to the occasion. The Lemmys were dressed in clothes resembling the Motörhead rocker, and they never performed under that moniker again.

6. “Puppet Master” in Antarctica (2013)

On December 8, 2013, Metallica performed a show called Freeze ‘Em All in Antarctica, making the metal rockers the first band to play on all seven continents. The band played in an isolated dome for the set, and it’s definitely one of the weirdest setups we’ve seen for a gig.

Photo credit: Anton Corbijn

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Country Artist John Rich Talks Nashville ‘Wokeism’ and the Music Industry https://tinamania.com/country-artist-john-rich-talks-nashville-wokeism-and-the-music-industry/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:45:02 +0000 https://tinamania.com/country-artist-john-rich-talks-nashville-wokeism-and-the-music-industry/ Country singer-songwriter John Rich talks about the “wokeism” he perceives in Nashville and the music business in general. In an interview with PRAGERU earlier this week, Rich derided the influx of creative parameters he says he and other artists have to endure to achieve their dreams. “The wave of awakening that has hit this country […]]]>

Country singer-songwriter John Rich talks about the “wokeism” he perceives in Nashville and the music business in general.

In an interview with PRAGERU earlier this week, Rich derided the influx of creative parameters he says he and other artists have to endure to achieve their dreams.

“The wave of awakening that has hit this country and especially the entertainment industry, which has made its way to Nashville. So these artists are sitting there and being told by their publicist, their managers, the heads of their record labels, ‘Hey, we know you think these things about America, that you’re kind of against all of this woke up stuff we do” – they don’t call themselves “woke up”, of course.

“’But we know you’re not really for that. But hey, don’t even think about posting an article that goes against that. Don’t say X, Y, Z on your mic or on your stage. No, you can’t save this song because it says this. And they completely control these artists and the artist only has two choices at this point.

“Do they want to have a career? It was their dream. Are they playing along, moving forward and not stepping on these landmines? Or do they go out and hit the trip wires and light up the place? And lose their recording contract. And not to be invited to the awards ceremony and the radio will not broadcast them, etc. But basically erase their career.

“That’s what they’re up against. Is there freedom and art in Nashville, like total freedom? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. It’s sad.”

The comments match Rich’s July headlines.

On July 22, Rich took to former President Donald Trump’s social media network, Truth Social, to announce what is sure to be a controversial new song titled “Progress.”

In the song’s lyrics, Rich makes opinionated remarks on a variety of divisive topics, including, in his opinion:

  • America’s replacement of religion by government.
  • President Biden’s Build Back Better bill.
  • Immigration and the death of American soldiers during the evacuation from Afghanistan.
  • How virus response measures have encroached on freedom.
  • And the shutdown of Main Street as Wall Street profited to historic highs.

And Rich’s reaction to all this “Progress”, as he calls it, is to take it all and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

But one wonders when Rich talks about a lack of total freedom, what does he mean? In the interview clip above, he didn’t mention any details, or acknowledge the fact that many have had to endure restrictions and limitations in their careers in the past, from racism and sexism to a number of restrictions. smaller.

Nonetheless, Rich shares his opinion on whatever censorship he faces, exactly.

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Ondara heals through new songs https://tinamania.com/ondara-heals-through-new-songs/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:43:35 +0000 https://tinamania.com/ondara-heals-through-new-songs/ We all have an inner voice. That silent whisper that offers guidance, a sense of morality and ambition. It can push us to great heights or prevent us from making bad decisions. It can even steer us towards healthier choices that keep us alive or thrive. For Kenyan-born artist, Ondara, this voice inspired him to […]]]>

We all have an inner voice. That silent whisper that offers guidance, a sense of morality and ambition. It can push us to great heights or prevent us from making bad decisions. It can even steer us towards healthier choices that keep us alive or thrive. For Kenyan-born artist, Ondara, this voice inspired him to leave the sometimes claustrophobic confines of his native homeland and culture to become the poet, songwriter and performer he had felt destined to be. As a child growing up in Nairobi, Ondara first discovered music through the radio, late night shows he listened to through crackling BBC broadcasts. He would wait for everyone to fall asleep to try his luck. Later, while strolling through local markets in the early 2000s, he came across pirated CDs. It was there that he discovered the artist who was to change his life: Bob Dylan. Today, Ondara lives in the United States, where she arrived after winning an immigration lottery. He is now a Grammy-nominated songwriter. But his latest project, he says, is both the easiest and the hardest thing he’s ever done. His new album, Spanish Villager #: 3which comes out on September 16, could end up saving his life.

“I think part of it is just finding something to do with your life that’s not nothing,” Ondara told American Songwriter. “You know?”

As a teenager, he says, he was just trying to figure out where he belonged in the world. What was he going to do with his time on the planet? According to him, there was no clear path to achieve what he wanted to achieve: art. From where he was in Kenya, he couldn’t figure out the next steps, couldn’t see them in his head. But finding Dylan one day was like starting a fire. He had always loved words and writing. But he never really considered himself a singer. So, upon hearing Dylan’s songs, Ondara thought he could write poetry and recite them to music as he realized Dylan often did.

“I thought he was just a poet who told poems,” Ondara says. “If there is a chance that I can find myself in the West, then maybe I could also be accepted by being a narrator of poems.”

He sang in private some, but not in public. His earlier discovery of Jeff Buckley inspired him to sing at least a little. Today, he still does not feel like a singer (although he is one). As for songwriting, he says, it’s an “extrapolation” of his love for literature and poetry. He thinks about it in a beautiful way: his voice, he says, is what “publishes” his poems. Ondara was lucky and won a lottery that allowed her to come to the United States. He chose Minneapolis, Minnesota because he knew Dylan was from the nearby area. There he began opening mics weekly for two years, honing his skills and confidence.

“I desperately wanted to come to America,” he says. “I wanted more. And I knew the place for more was America. So I tried all kinds of things. I tried to apply to school, for jobs. I thought if I could squeeze in there, I could try to be a rock star. I just needed to find my way somehow.

Then, after finding out about Dylan, he received news of his immigration lottery win, which he calls “absolute luck.” Maybe others would call it fate. Anyway, he “now manifests his destiny”. Opportunity lifted him out of the poverty he grew up in. He’s not inspired by fame or popularity, just opportunity and artistic sophistication. He wants to live a meaningful life, to wake up and be happy with what lies ahead. Music happened to be that thing that would help. Since arriving in the United States, Ondara has opened for bands like the Lumineers, First Aid Kit, The Head and the Heart and even Neil Young. He earned a Grammy nomination for his 2019 album, Tales of America. He continued with a 2020 LP, Folk N’ Roll, Vol. 1: Tales of Isolation. He calls the time he spent doing all of this “very dreamlike” when he now thinks about it in retrospect.

“At the time,” he says, “it didn’t seem particularly special. Just put one foot in front of the other, do what I was meant to do in the universe.

While he’s grateful people care, the accolades aren’t the driving force. In fact, at this precise moment, it is health that pushes him. Although this decision, he says, came almost unconsciously. His latest record is somewhat dichotomous, in that it came effortlessly to him but proved difficult to comprehend in its entirety. “It came out of me,” he says. He calls the process “tyrannical” in that he doesn’t feel like he has “too much control over the process.” In fact, he says “it’s very violent, almost aggressive” in the way it’s manifested.

“In that sense,” says Ondara, “it’s very difficult but also easy. I’m kind of giving in to the will of my body and my subconscious.

There are many layers to the album, as well as the accompanying singles and music videos. Visual themes for the release include Ondara wearing clothes and playing an acoustic guitar covered in newspaper. An immigrant, he toyed with and wonderfully subverted the idea of ​​an “alien” on the record’s first single. With each passing day, the themes and composition of the LP become clearer to him. The songs are born of years past, from the pandemic to the murder of George Floyd to the social unrest that followed. Thinking back to the songs, he realizes that he is in a process, in pursuit of healing.

“I think I’m trying to get healthier and heal from what the last few years have been like,” Ondara says. “I think there’s probably been a lot of accumulated trauma inside of me that has so many layers within it. Maybe that’s why the disc has a lot of layers.

The main character of the album, says Ondara, is a “conduit” of his own healing. That’s what he’s learning and he’s dealing with the creative acts that led him to make the new album. Coming from a country where he felt suffocated to land in a country where people like him are often in social peril, it’s a lot to endure. Art helps. Poetry and song buoy. He had been in a perpetual state of dissonance. Now, however, with three LPs under his belt, he has a chance to breathe and chart a new, healthier path. And from the release date of her album, Ondara will undergo a long tour, putting the next foot forward. Listening to himself. In a time when logic often rules, it’s his connection to (his) art, he says, that keeps him connected to what’s most important.

“I think music,” Ondara says, “has this function of bringing people together and creating a spiritual element in the world that the world desperately needs right now. That’s what I appreciate the most. »

Photo via Sacks Co.

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The 14 Best Fictional Bands You Should Be Listening To Right Now https://tinamania.com/the-14-best-fictional-bands-you-should-be-listening-to-right-now/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 20:45:03 +0000 https://tinamania.com/the-14-best-fictional-bands-you-should-be-listening-to-right-now/ We all have our favorite bands. Whether it’s bands you grew up with, bands your parents showed you, or bands you discovered later, we often identify with bands that have meant something important to us in the past. over the years. From posters hanging on our bedroom walls to bands at the top of our […]]]>

We all have our favorite bands. Whether it’s bands you grew up with, bands your parents showed you, or bands you discovered later, we often identify with bands that have meant something important to us in the past. over the years.

From posters hanging on our bedroom walls to bands at the top of our digital playlists, there are myriad acts around the world that have meant so much to so many.

But some of these groups do not exist. Or rather, they are fictional. These are not bands that you can buy tickets for and see them at your local venues. These are bands that were formed in TV shows or movies, but their songs are compelling nonetheless.

Here are the 14 best fictional bands you should be listening to right now.

1. Rhythms

Whether it be Hit a trash can! Drummin’ on a street lamp! Where Oooo-eeeee-oooo! Killer tofu! Where I need more allowance! Why? Because I do! the Beats (aka the fictional group from the Nickelodeon television series, Doug) is one of the biggest bands that ever existed. Who can forget when they arrived at the Honker Burger after Doug and Skeeter couldn’t do the show? All-time classic stuff.

2. The Blues Brothers

The group that made wearing sunglasses famous on stage, The Blues Brothers, a creation of Saturday Night Live, have lived in movies, television and in our hearts. Whether it’s singing lyrics or playing the harmonica, they’re classic.

3. Clash at Demonhead and Sex Bob-omb

Scott Pilgrim vs the World is one of the best films of this century. Not only does it have a great premise (a future boyfriend fighting exes for the love of his life), but it also features incredible music from several fictional bands, two of which are The Clash at Demonhead and Sex Bob-omb. . Rumor has it that Beck wrote many songs for the film. BEC!

4. Crucial Taunt

Possibly the sexiest fictional band of all time, Crucial Taunt was fronted by the great Tia Carrere (aka Cassandra Wong). Who can forget Wayne (of Wayne’s World) fantasize about the band and its lead singer with “Dream Weaver” playing? If Crucial Taunt were a real band, they would be certified platinum.

5. Dewey Cox

Perhaps the most versatile fictional artist, Dewey Cox, has gone through phase after phase in film, walk hard. He went from his folksinger Bob Dylan phase and his cowboy phase to his greaser rock phase. How many Grammy Awards would he have today? Seven? Eleven?

6. Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem

The group made famous by The Muppets, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem is an amalgamation of Dr. John and Janis Joplin with a hint of Jimi Hendrix. If the band were real, they’d probably be in New Orleans right now, playing from noon to midnight, earning tips from locals and awards from around the world.

seven. Hedwig and the Angry Thumb

Over the years, this band has blurred the line between real and fictional given all the stage performances of this standout piece. Hedwig & the Angry Inch features some truly classic songs that have landed on mixtape after mixtape. Rock meets poetry meets heartbreak meets marginalized identity in this standout band.

8. Josie and the Pussycats

This fictional group hit the big screen in the early 2000s. Based on the Archie Comics series and the Hanna-Barbara cartoon, the film features Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson, as well as Parker Posey and more. Although the film was not a huge success, it has since become cult due, in large part, to the music.

9. school of rock

The film that made Jack Black a global star also produced an excellent fictional band. school of rock was a huge hit and propelled its frontman, from the real-life band Tenacious D, to even greater popularity. Black can rock and roll with the best of them.

ten. The Soggy Bottom Boys

The band that made “The Man of Constant Sorrow” a household name, The Soggy Bottom Boys, were so good they helped the film earn multiple Oscar nominations. With classic harmonies and self-deprecating stunts, The Soggy Bottom Boys are a hit then, now, and forever.

11. spinal valve

Perhaps the top of the mountain when it comes to fictional bands, this band, who performed in their own “Mock-u-mentary” or “Rock-u-mentary”, created and broke the mold when it comes to popular groups. which do not actually exist. And there are rumors of a comeback. With a new movie scheduled for 2024.

12. Still water

Feeeever dogggg, scratch my back doooooor! These are the words of the famous fictional group of almost known. Led by Jason Lee (in real life), the group experienced domestic turmoil, acrimony and success for days. The film put rock and roll journalism front and center and Stillwater was in the eye of the tornado.

13. Wonders

Formerly The One-ders, The Wonders was a fictional band led by Tom Hanks as the fictional manager. A Beatle-esque band from the 60s, the group had harmonies, songs that reached the top of the fictional charts, and enough swagger to make teenagers scream. Why? Because of “That Thing You Do”.

14. Riverbottom Nightmare Group

The fictional foil villain group of Emmet Otter Christmas Jugband won first prize in the talent contest, eclipsing Emmet and his mom. But in our hearts, they are the sworn enemy of the only true victor. Even so, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band had hits in this Jim Henson-led holiday classic. (Although we still love the song”Barbecue” from Emmet to his gang.)

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Allison Russell posts heartfelt message and takes time to heal her voice https://tinamania.com/allison-russell-posts-heartfelt-message-and-takes-time-to-heal-her-voice/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 22:06:22 +0000 https://tinamania.com/allison-russell-posts-heartfelt-message-and-takes-time-to-heal-her-voice/ Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Allison Russell took to social media on Sunday (September 4) to share news of her vocals. Russell, who rose to fame and popularity with the release of the 2021 album, outdoor childexplained on the social media platform that she is suffering from vocal cord disorder which could be permanently harmful if she does […]]]>

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Allison Russell took to social media on Sunday (September 4) to share news of her vocals.

Russell, who rose to fame and popularity with the release of the 2021 album, outdoor childexplained on the social media platform that she is suffering from vocal cord disorder which could be permanently harmful if she does not take a break from her constant touring and performing.

“Dear friends, I am beyond devastated and sorry to tell you that I will not be able to perform my set at @waterislifefestival in Duluth today,” she wrote on Facebook“I’ve been vocally battling on and off since March. At the urgent request of @brandicarlile (and many other brilliant singers) vocal coach extraordinaire @robertraab (who generously helped us all on the road with Queen Brandi ), I finally went to see a specialist here in LA. I was afraid to go because I felt something was very wrong and I was afraid to hear confirmation…

“I was put on vocal rest and rehabilitation by my new otolaryngologist, @drshawnnasseri. Apparently I suffered from a vocal hemorrhage about 2 weeks ago and I have vocal nodes which are inflamed and about to bleed again Dr Nasseri tells me that if I play back to back shows this weekend I could cause permanent and irrevocable damage He gave me a steroid to get me through my set yesterday evening but wants me to be quiet other than voice rehab for the next week.

“This has been a particularly stressful, tense and heartbreaking time in my world and I believe the relentless flood of cortisol has taken its toll on my voice, body and mind. Dr Nasseri told me that I had ran a marathon with a broken ankle and that if i continued as i am it would destroy my voice and be the end of my career.The images of my damaged vocal cords were deeply upsetting and terrifying.I have a dangerously low pain threshold raised, it’s been such a constant companion in my life, it feels familiar and normal, I didn’t realize how much I was hurting myself.

“The good news is that with some vocal rest and physiotherapy under the guidance of vocal whisperer Raab, I should make a full recovery. I am not a trained musician or singer, I have always followed my ears, my instincts , my intuition. I thought it was enough, but it is no longer sustainable. I will work hard to regain my full powers over the next week and beyond, and I will learn and internalize best practices and techniques of preservation.

Many on Facebook commented, wishing Russell luck and telling him to rest and heal. As she notes, Russell gets help from Brandi Carlile’s voice coach. Carlile herself has recently suffered from vocal cord problems, which she highlighted in her recent bestseller, broken horses.

While it’s unclear how many shows Russell may have to miss, here’s a link to her round calendar, which will probably be updated in the next few days.

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