Jo Passed Contemplate an (Affordable) Hopeful Home on 'Their Prime'

Jo Passed Contemplate an (Affordable) Hopeful Home on 'Their Prime'

“We’re almost like a cyber, sci-fi version our grandparent’s generation,” Joseph Hirabayashi tells Exclaim! It’s a bright spring day in Vancouver — home for musician, songwriter and Jo Passed frontman — and Hirabayashi is sitting outside at a downtown café reflecting on his surroundings.   Indeed, it is a weird and transformative time, when media and how we engage with it […]

Light This City Come Back Wiser and Harder on 'Terminal Bloom'

Light This City Come Back Wiser and Harder on 'Terminal Bloom'

In 2008, San Francisco melodic death metal trailblazers Light This City called it a day immediately after releasing their phenomenal fourth album, Stormchaser. The band disappeared for most a decade, but after opening for Darkest Hour’s 20th anniversary show in their hometown, they’ve returned with their strongest effort yet, Terminal Bloom.   “Laura Nichol, vocalist] has a half-sleeve Darkest Hour’s] […]

Michael Cohl Becomes Investor And Board Member Of Civilized Worldwide

Michael Cohl Becomes Investor And Board Member Of Civilized Worldwide

Michael Cohl, former Live Nation Chairman and powerhouse concert producer, has recently joined Civilized Worldwide Inc. as an investor and a member its board directors. Civilized Worldwide Inc. comprises civilized.life, a news and entertainment website; Civilized Studios, a multi-platform video network; and Civilized Events, which produces branded events for the cannabis industry and consumers. Cohl’s experience will help Civilized Worldwide […]

Why Blockchain Isn't Even Close to Fixing Musicians' Problems

Why Blockchain Isn't Even Close to Fixing Musicians' Problems

According to a new study published by Choon, a blockchain-based streaming platform, 52% people said they would use an alternative streaming music service if it rewarded artists more fairly. 76% said they’d love to see their favorite musicians support themselves.  In addition, almost a third consumers, 31%, believe it wrong for organizations to ‘part-own’ streaming services. Censuswide conducted the independent […]

Yucking Awesome – Graveyards & Sunshines (EP)

Yucking Awesome – Graveyards & Sunshines (EP)

Yucking Awesome is a artist from Providence, RI, currently residing and expanding his career in Brooklyn, NY. His new project, “Graveyards & Sunshines” is an experimental fusion album exploring the complexities life through the essence jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul. Much the record was cut in one day. The music was highly inspired by late relatives (his father, a trumpet […]

Kurt Cobain's Daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, Loses Her Father's Guitar In a Divorce Settlement

Kurt Cobain's Daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, Loses Her Father's Guitar In a Divorce Settlement

According to divorce paperwork now surfacing, Kurt Cobain’s famous ‘Unplugged’ guitar — worth millions — now belongs to Frances Bean Cobain’s ex-husband. Kurt Cobain, lead singer the grunge band Nirvana, passed away 24 years ago.  The last guitar he played in public is now worth millions, and Kurt wanted it to remain in the family as an heirloom. Unfortunately, that […]

"Fuck Tom Brady!" Parquet Courts Explain 'Wide Awake!'

"Fuck Tom Brady!" Parquet Courts Explain 'Wide Awake!'

At the very end “Total Football,” the rollicking first song on Parquet Courts’ wondrous, outspoken new album, Wide Awake!, there’s a lyrical barrage worth further contemplation: “Swapping parts and roles is not acting but rather emancipation from expectation / Collectivism and autonomy are not mutually exclusive / Those who find discomfort in your goals liberation will be issued no apology […]

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Drop 'Sparkle Hard,' and Nix a Pavement Reunion: "No, That's Not Happening"

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Drop 'Sparkle Hard,' and Nix a Pavement Reunion: "No, That's Not Happening"

During a radio interview last year, Pavement’s Spiral Stairs suggested that the band, which reunited for a tour in 2010 after breaking up in 1999, might be back to celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2019.   During a chat with Exclaim! about his new album with the Jicks, Sparkle Hard, their seventh overall, Stephen Malkmus has definitively quashed the idea. […]