Tanglewood Is Back This Summer, With Beethoven and Yo-Yo Ma

There won’t be the traditional, grand closing-night performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its stage full of singers. In fact, to reduce the risk of aerosol transmission of the coronavirus, there will be no vocal music at all at Tanglewood this summer. But there will still be a lot of Beethoven, along with crowd-pleasing tributes to the composer John Williams […]

That Fyre Festival Cheese Sandwich Tweet Is Being Auctioned Off As NFT

The man behind that viral Fyre Festival tweet — the one with the sad cheese sandwich — is auctioning off the tweet as an NFT. Trevor DeHaas, author of the tweet, announced he’d be sending the tweet to auction. “I’m selling my viral cheese sandwich picture from [Fyre Festival] as an NFT,” he wrote, again via Twitter. “Proceeds will be […]

Cultural Venues’ Quest for Billions in Federal Aid Is Halted by Glitch

As the government prepared on Thursday to start taking applications for a $16 billion relief fund for music clubs, theaters and other live event businesses, thousands of desperate applicants waited eagerly to submit their paperwork right at noon, when the system was scheduled to open. And then they waited. And waited. Nearly four hours later, the system was still not […]

The Avalanches Announce ‘Since I Left You’ 20th Anniversary Edition

Last November marked 20 years since sample wizards the Avalanches released their seminal debut album Since I Left You. Now, the band are celebrating with a deluxe reissue of their breakthrough record, featuring a slew of unreleased tracks, including a remix featuring the late, great MF Doom – who contributes a previously unheard verse to ‘Tonight May Have to Last Me […]