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interview via Talal Albahiti Historically, when people think of electronic music, the Middle East is usually not a region that comes to mind. But MDLBEAST in Saudi Arabia is hoping to change that with its massive SOUNDSTORM festival, which has already received numerous accolades and features top-notch programming this year. We had the opportunity to …

NEW | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 09/30/2021 (NEW YORK, NY) – Vault Works presents an exhibit and autograph session with Ernie Paniccioli, the most prominent hip hop columnist on Thursday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heritage (98 Orchard Street) in New York. His book, Hip-hop at the end …

Photo by Tom Ham IDLES finally announces the release date of their new album Starcrawler and the good news also comes with a new single in the form of the explosive “The Beachland Ballroom”. Named after the iconic Ohio location, the song is an emphatic and revealing celebration of the band’s growth – of performing …

Last week (September 22), the 2021 edition of the Vans’ Musicians Wanted contest wrapped up. Out of thousands of emerging act entries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, one winner has been crowned – Lemonade Shoelace from Northern Ireland. The rising psych-pop artist was congratulated by the jury – which included 88rising founder Sean …

Manchester’s Louder Than Words Music and Writing Festival has announced its schedule for this year’s event. From November 12 to 14, the festival will present a program of conferences, panels, Questions and answers sessions and performances at the Innside Hotel in Manchester on topics spanning the entire music industry, such as British electronic music composers, …

BEVERLY – Here’s a story with names like Czarface, Venom, and Carnage. But we promise you it’s a beautiful one. It started last February with an Instagram DM to Seamus Ryan. Ryan grew up in Beverly and is a member of the Boston-area hip-hop group Czarface, which also includes Peabody native George Andrinopoulos, who owns …

The Pulaski County Fair, billed as the county’s first in over 100 years, will be held at Riverfront Park on the Little Rock north side of the Arkansas River. It started on Wednesday and continues through Sunday with lots of rides, games, food, a petting zoo and lots of music. (For more on the fair, …

Decatur, Georgia – Downtown Decatur will be bustling with people this weekend as the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Amplify Decatur Music Festival and Decatur Artists’ Market take over the city from October 1-3. Amplify the Decatur music festival The Amplify Decatur Music Festival arrives at Square on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2. A …

Photo credit: Six Creative Degrees Life is Beautiful returned to downtown Las Vegas this month and provided a much-needed oasis for music and art lovers. After a tumultuous year, music festivals have surely been missed. The joy they bring to people’s lives is irreplaceable and with some events put aside due to weather and other …

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Roberto Ricciuti / Getty After R. Kelly Having been convicted of sex trafficking in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 28, many took to social media to voice their opinions on the verdict and support the victims. For Chuck D, his publication on social networks triggered a violent reaction leading him to …