In celebration of HBO’s upcoming television biopic Bessie, the cable giant has launched the Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour featuring singer Stacy Barthe and hitmaker Bryan-Michael Cox. The trek takes place in New York on April 28 and 30.
Bessie chronicles the meteoric rise of the late blues legend Bessie Smith (played by Queen Latifah), who became the highest-paid black entertainer of her day. Tragically, she died at the age of 43 in a car accident. The tour itself takes the name of 81 Theatre in Atlanta, which is where Smith developed her singing act in 1913.
The Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour features workshops and showcases with singers and producers.
On April 28, Stacy Barthe and Bryan-Michael Cox will participate in a workshop on the craft of songwriting and producing. There will also be a music showcase with artists Deva Mahal, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Adeline Michele and Phony Ppl.
has debuted his new song ‘Lonely Town’ – and it will make you dance.
The Killers frontman dropped the latest track from his upcoming solo album complete with a fitting music video.
Flowers has already shared two more tracks from The Desired Effect – ‘I Still Want You’ and ‘Can’t Deny My Love’.
While the record forms his second solo LP, Killers fans can rest assured the band aren’t splitting up.
Flowers previously likened the group to explorers, claiming: “We’re going to keep on digging.”
The singer will take to the stage next month for a UK tour, beginning at London’s Brixton Academy on May 21.
We all know that Tech N9ne is a little crazy (in a good way), but he turns it up in his new video for “Hood Go Crazy.” The party clip features the Kansas City rhymer in Hugh Hefner mode as he entertains a bevy of women at a wild mansion party. Joining him on the fun is fellow rappers B.o.B and 2 Chainz.
In the clip, hundreds of women are acting crazy throughout the lavish mansion. From the kitchen to the bedroom to the pool, the ladies can’t control themselves as B.o.B suggests on the chorus. “White girls go crazy / Black girls go crazy / College girls go crazy / This the type of s— to make the hood go crazy,” he raps.
Meanwhile, Tech is lounging by the pool with a plethora of hot bikini girls and somehow manages to keep his hands to himself. “This the ending from the N9ne / Grindin’ bitches from behind / If you way drunk off the yac / Spit it up, spit it up, spit it up,” he raps, cribbing the lyrics from Black Sheep’s classic ‘90s club jam, “The Choice Is Yours.”
Finally, Dueces is in the bedroom as he watches the ladies have a pillow fight. It must be nice.
There were a couple brief moments during Damien Rice’s sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday night where the attention of nearly 6,000 wasn’t held squarely in his hands. The first was when he raised a toast to the Greek (whose opening night was being hosted by Rice) and all the behind-the-scenes employees who make concerts possible. The second moment was stranger, when during the closing song, “Long Long Way”, a crowd member was invited to join Rice on stage and help sing, creating a comedic and triumphant conclusion to the show as the random dude impressed with both his confidence and enthusiasm.
Today is the 75th anniversary of The Joker’s debut in the Batman comics, and to mark the occasion, director David Ayer has shared our clearest look yet at how Jared Leto plans to portray the character in the forthcoming Suicide Squad movie.
After two years of touring behind …Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age are currently on a well-deserved hiatus. However, Josh Homme isn’t just sitting around playing Xbox, as he’s teamed up with members of Jimmy Eat World and Paramore to form The Sweet Stuff Foundation.
is heading into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
The 29-year-old will receive the first ever Contemporary Icon Award at a ceremony on June 19.
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