Random Music News for Saturday, March 11, 2017
Spring forward, etc. Why is daylight saving time still a thing? Why do we bother when science says it’s a waste of time? (No pun intended.) And now, the music news.
- HMV continues to slash prices on its way to extinction. Everything is now up to 60% off. Movies can be had for less than five bucks. Expect a bunch of stores to be shuttered by month’s end, a full month ahead of schedule.
- Two unreleased Bowie albums are coming for Record Store Day.
- Could there be a world without wifi? Maybe–if telcos keep offering unlimited data. (Not in Canada, of course. We’re still paying a LOT for capped packages.)
- Here’s what U2 has planned for Record Store Day. (Via Larry)
- Some AirBnB renters turned a one-bedroom apartment into a nightclub, complete with a DJ and bouncers.
- What’s this about a Tool tour? Is this connected to a new album? Or are they just looking to get out for a while? In any event, it’s been 10 years, 10 months and 10 days since 10,000 Days.
- Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons is really struggling with arthritis.
- Classic rock’s “10 biggest douchebags.”
- A new play in Halifax is based on Rosalie Trombley, the legendary Canadian radio music director in Windsor/Detroit.
- Interesting: Adele’s 21 is now a bigger seller in the UK than Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
- Also interesting: Big brands seem to have pulled away from SXSW this year.
- So why is Montreal’s Stingray Digital betting so hard against streaming music? Here’s why.
- A Jay Z/Beyonce-themed bar? Yep.
- Japanese researchers have come up with an AI that knows how to make people cry.
- Like Jamaican reggae? Then you’ll want to know about this.
- There’s been a fascinating discovery of music from the 16th century.
- Hot and cold water make different sounds.