Behold Moebius’ Many Psychedelic Illustrations of Jimi Hendrix
The 1995 release of posthumous Jimi Hendrix compilation Voodoo Soup has divided fans and critics for over two decades now. But whatever ..
Unreleased Townes Van Zandt Collection Coming In March
Gotta love Townes Van Zandt, and particularly the news that a previously unreleased collection of songs titled Sky Blue will be released ..
A Fender Stratocaster Made Out of 1200 Colored Pencils
Alder and Ash. These woods have traditionally made up the body of the Fender Stratocaster. Crayola colored pencils? They were never part ..
Live Review: Fontaines DC (Coventry Central Library)
Having been fortunate enough to cross the pond for SxSW a couple of times, I got a surreal case of deja-vu when I arrived at Coventry Central ..
The Musical Instruments in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights Get Brought to Life, and It Turns Out That They Sound “Painful” and “Horrible”
Welcome to The Garden of Earthly Delights. You’ll find no angelic strings here. Those are reserved for first class citizens whose ..
Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony
Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on –David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling ..
The Hu, a New Breakthrough Band from Mongolia, Plays Heavy Metal with Traditional Folk Instruments and Throat Singing
Maybe you’re jaded, maybe you think it’s time for heavy metal to finally hang up its spikes, maybe you think there’s nowhere ..
Actress Lucy Lawless Performs the Proto-Feminist Comedy “Lysistrata” for The Partially Examined Life Podcast
Remember Lucy, aka Xena the Warrior Princess, perhaps better known to younger folks as Ron Swanson’s (eventual) wife on Parks and Recreation? ..
The “David Bowie Is” Exhibition Is Now Available as an Augmented Reality Mobile App That’s Narrated by Gary Oldman: For David Bowie’s Birthday Today
Maybe it’s too soon to divide pop music history into “Before David Bowie” and “After David Bowie,” but two years ..
Look How Young They Are!: The Beastie Boys Performing Live Their Very First Hit, “Cooky Puss” (1983)
Would you look at this video? Here we have the original line-up of the Beastie Boys (when they had a fourth, female member, Kate Schellenbach) ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year: Oxford’s Best
Oxford has long had a vibrant and eclectic music scene and our good friend Ronan at Nightshift has been documenting it every single month ..
The Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions Read by Bob Dylan
From 2006 to 2009, Bob Dylan hosted the Theme Time Radio Hour on Sirius Satellite Radio. Each show featured “an eclectic ..
How Nirvana’s Iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Came to Be: An Animated Video Narrated by T-Bone Burnett Tells the True Story
Credited with igniting the 90s grunge craze and putting Pacific Northwest punk and indie scenes on the map, Nirvana’s “Smells ..
Dua Lipa Brings Her ‘New Rules’ To The New Year With Fiery ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Performance — Watch
New year, ‘new rules’! Dua Lipa slayed her hit song at ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan ..
Halsey Slays ‘Without Me’ At ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ 2019 — Watch
Well, that’s one way to start the new year! Halsey’s performance at ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ ..
Shawn Mendes Delivers Flawless Performance At ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ 2019
Shawn Mendes is kicking off 2019 on the right note! He gave an incredible performance of ‘Lost In Japan’ at ‘Dick Clark’s ..
Haruki Murakami Day: Stream Seven Hours of Mixes Collecting All the Jazz, Classical & Classic American Pop Music from His Novels
What makes the novels of Haruki Murakami — originally written in Japanese and almost unfailingly filled with some odd but deeply characteristic ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Selections
Back again like a carrion crow to roadkill. Every year since 2009, Chris T Popper has shared his favourite tunes of the year, and we love ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Selections
Dr Roddy had been gone for a while trying to make a new life on land. Fuckwit. I have been absent from the house of Mackerel for a couple ..
President Obama Names His Favorite Books, Movies & Songs of 2018
Photo by Pete Souza via obamawhitehouse.archive.gov On Facebook this morning, President Obama wrote: “As 2018 draws to a close, I’m ..
David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” Gets Psychedelically Covered by The Flaming Lips
By now, you’ve hopefully seen David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s unlikely encounter in 1977, where they sang a hastily prepared ..
Watch The Smiths Play Their Last Live Show (December 12th, 1986)
It couldn’t have lasted—a flame burning twice as bright, and so on. One of the best bands to emerge from the explosion of British ..
What Makes Music Sound Like Christmas Music? Hear the Single Most Christmassy Chord of All Explained
During the past few months of this year, as in those same months of any year, we’ve been hearing a great deal of Christmas music. ..
Lin-Manuel Miranda & Emily Blunt Take You Through 22 Classic Musicals in 12 Minutes
Watching James Corden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Emily Blunt donning bad wigs to mug their way through a 12-minute salute to 22 movie musical ..
Sam Palladio Releases Festive ‘Bring The Snow’ & Talks Life & New Music After ‘Nashville’
Sam Palladio is bringing the holiday spirit in his new song ‘Bring The Snow!’ He talks to HL, exclusively, about the song & ..
Rihanna Confirms She’s Dropping New Music In 2019 & Fans Can’t Contain Their Excitement
Bad gal Riri is back with some new tunes in 2019! The singer confirmed she has a new album coming next year & fans are freaking out.
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)
So here we have it – the top of the pile! Our favourite songs of 2018. 25 Ought – Disgraced In America Way back in January, ..
The Moonlight Sonata But the Bass Is a Bar Late, and the Melody Is a Bar Early
From composer and electronic musician Isaac Schankler comes an experimental take on Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. As the title says, the ..
Listen to a Heartfelt Musical Retelling of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” with Hanky in Hand
It’s that time of year when certain songs conspire with certain moods to hit you right in the ol’ brisket. The feeling is voluptuous, ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)
Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark Murder ..
The Beastie Boys Release a New Freewheeling Memoir, and a Star-Studded 13-Hour Audiobook Featuring Snoop Dogg, Elvis Costello, Bette Midler, John Stewart & Dozens More
Quick way to date yourself: name the first Beastie Boys album you bought (or heard). If you somehow got your hands on an original pressing ..
Meet the Hurdy Gurdy, the Hand-Cranked Medieval Instrument with 80 Moving Parts
Donovan’s “Hurdy Gurdy Man” may be the creepiest song ever written about an obscure medieval instrument (made all the more ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)
The second instalment of our favourite tracks of 2018. Enjoy… 75 Holly Miranda – Golden Spiral This wonky, horn-led ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)
It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – ..
Carlos Santana & Tom Morello Launch Online Courses on How to Play the Guitar
Thanks to two new courses from Master Class, you can now learn to play guitar from Carlos Santana and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom ..