Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X Dominate Australia’s Charts

In a quiet week for new releases, the highest-charting debut on the current frame is Porter Robinson’s Nurture (Mom + Pop), new at No. 27. Nurture is the U.S. electronic producer’s second album and the followup to Worlds, which peaked at No. 13 back in August 2014. Also making a mark on the albums survey is John Lennon’s first solo […]

Rajan Mishra, Classical Indian Vocalist, Dies at 69

His father, Hanuman Prasad Mishra, was considered one of India’s greatest players of the sarangi, a bowled, short-necked string instrument that is often featured in Indian classical music. His mother, Gagan Kishori, was a member of Nepal’s royal family and sometimes accompanied her husband and sons as a vocalist and tabla player. Rajan Mishra studied arts and sociology at Benares […]

Royal Blood On Their Disco-Influenced New Album, ‘Typhoons’

Rewind to May 2014. A new English rock duo was in town for headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Although yet to release their debut album, the band’s full-bodied two-piece rock sound had already garnered comparisons to the White Stripes and Black Keys. In front of a full-house of sweaty, eager fans at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, the duo of Mike […]

Olivia Rodrigo & Joshua Bassett’s ‘Even When/The Best Part’: Stream

Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett are together again in their new “Even When/The Best Part” duet from the second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Disney released their song Friday (April 30), two weeks before the second season of the Disney+ series premieres on May 14. “Even When/The Best Part” will appear in the “Valentine’s Day” episode, which spotlights […]