Met Opera Announces Its First Live Concerts Since Shutdown

The Metropolitan Opera will perform again for a live audience, 430 days after the coronavirus shut down its theater. Members of the company’s orchestra and chorus, joined by prominent soloists and led by its music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will give two concerts at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Sunday, the Met announced on Wednesday. The concerts will go on […]

NSW Labor Push for Targeted Grant for Bluesfest Following Cancellation

NSW Labor has introduced a motion in state parliament this week to offer Bluesfest a targeted grant following the festival’s shock, last-minute cancellation earlier this year. In late March, organisers were forced to pull the pin on the festival just one day before it was due to begin, after a locally transmitted case of COVID-19 was recorded in the Byron […]

Sweet! Jon Bon Jovi Covered Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’

The Bon Jovi frontman performed the Brit’s Fine Line song during his charity set May 7 at Clubhouse in East Hampton. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer has been nourishing those in need through the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, founded in 2006. During the pandemic, the rocker announced the formation of the JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank to […]

Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

Early last year, as international lockdowns upended daily life, they took with them, one by one, many of the major cultural and sporting events that dot the calendar each year. The N.B.A. suspended its season, the French Open was postponed for several months and the Tokyo Olympics were delayed a year. The future of the Glastonbury Festival and the Coachella […]

The Goon Sax Have Announced New Album ‘Mirror II’

Brisbane indie-pop trio the Goon Sax have announced their new album Mirror II is on the way. The follow-up to 2018’s We’re Not Talking is set to arrive on July 9 through Chapter Music here in Australia, and Matador for the rest of the world. Album three saw the band travel to Bristol to record at Geoff Barrow’s Invada Studios, working with […]

All-Female Groups In the Rock Hall: Full List

Martha & The Vandellas (1995): The Hall also looked to the Motown roster for its second all-female group. The inducted members were Martha Reeves and her younger sister Lois Reeves as well as Rosalind Ashford, Annette Beard and Betty Kelly. Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of The B-52’s did the honors. Highest-charting Hot 100 hit: “Dancing in the Street,” No. […]