Roskilde Festival 2021 Is Cancelled Due to COVID-19

On a typical year, 130,000 music fans descend on the site, about 20 miles west of the capital, Copenhagen. This, however, is the second successive year Roskilde has had to cancel due to COVID-19. The latest development is “very serious for the festival,” for the Roskilde Festival Charity, the organization behind the fest, “and for our community,” the statement continues. “We […]

From Claire Rousay, Field Recordings for a Modern World

One spring evening, the San Antonio-based experimental musician Claire Rousay was in the driver’s seat of her parked car, smoking cigarettes and sipping a well-concealed beverage, when she picked up the Zoom H5 field recorder that is never far from her reach. “I track my whole day every day,” Rousay says. “If I’m home, I’ll have a pair of stereo […]

A Double Pass To Spring Loaded Festival This Weekend

Australia’s ultimate Aus rock festival Spring Loaded is back with a vengeance in 2021, and this time it boasts an even bigger lineup. We’re talking about the likes of Aussie rock giants Grinspoon, Jebediah and more all set to conquer stages across the country over the next few months as the festival tour upgrades to nine dates this year, traversing […]

Billie Hayes, ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’ and Broadway Star, Dies at 96

The Kroffts reacted on Twitter to the news of her death: More recently, Hayes served as a voice actor for The Black Cauldron (1985) and for such cartoons as Trollkins, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, Paw Paws, Darkwing Duck, The Brothers Flub and Transformers: Rescue Bots. Born on Aug. 5, 1924, in DuQuoin, Illinois, Hayes played in bandleader Vince Genovese’s orchestra […]

Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Winner in Tax Judge’s Ruling

After Michael Jackson died in 2009, at age 50, the executors of his estate began shoring up the shaky finances of the onetime King of Pop, settling debts and striking new entertainment and merchandising deals. Before long the estate was in strong shape, with debts reduced and millions of dollars in earnings. But there was another matter that has taken […]