4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of March 11th

Beach House have announced a string of North American tour dates, scheduled for late spring and early summer. The Baltimore duo’s itinerary includes several previously announced festival appearances, including sets at Bonnaroo, Bellweather, and the nostalgic-as-hell Just Like Heaven festival, as well as two-night stopovers in Brooklyn and Seattle. They’ll

4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) – Week of April 24th

David Byrne and Jonathan Demme–the legendary, versatile, award-winning American director that passed away this week–have a long friendship. They met while collaborating on a film that turned out to be a seminal work for both Byrne’s band Talking Heads’ and Demme’s career: the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense. In

4-1-1 Music News Minute w/Todd Michaels

Scottish trio Chvrches have shared a teaser for a new version of their track “Down Side of Me,” and its upcoming video. The video is directed by Kristen Stewart as a collaboration for “7-inches for Planned Parenthood,” a benefit compilation for the women’s health provider. The single was released in

Kanye’s SNL 40 Performance: Yay or Nay?

So as we all know, the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live was this past weekend. Regardless if you watched it or not, Kanye West concluded the show with a performance featuring Sia and Vic Mensa. As much as I love Kanye, AKA Yeezy (and trust me, I love Kanye) I wasn’t a

Sia Announces New Album

Less than one year since the release of her 5th studio album, '1000 years of Fear', Sia has already announced that she is finished with her 6th studio album titled 'This Is Acting.' Following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Sia states that her next album will more pop than what

So Far It’s Been a Funky ’15

With great releases from D’Angelo and Mark Ronson, 2015 is shaping up to be an extremely funky year! Last week I wrote about the triumphant return of D’Angleo, who has come back with a fury with his newest release, Black Messiah.   Capping last week off with an incredible Saturday Night