Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

Lambchop have today announced their new album This (is what I wanted to tell you) will be released on 22 March 2019

Along with the announcement they have shared the lead single The December-ish You, which finds band leader Kurt Wagner singing in a quivering falsetto over muted soul sparkle as he compromises with the cold expectations and consistent letdown of our era…

Talking about the single, Wagner states in typical enigmatic fashion: “Picture yourself on a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies… This is not that”

Not so long ago, Lambchop had a famously sprawling line-up, toting a dozen or so members around the world and into the studio to document elliptical country-soul mutations. But in recent years, the band has become a more personal vehicle for Wagner. Anchored by him and framed by bassist Matt Swanson and Wagner’s incorrigibly grinning foil, the pianist Tony Crow, the Lambchop of this decade has become more pliant and adaptable, opening itself to unexpected collaborators that give Wagner’s thoughts and feelings the shape they need for each new album. That was the idea for 2012’s engrossing Mr. M and 2016’s FLOTUS, and it remains the approach for This (is what I wanted to tell you)

In the summer of 2017, Wagner left Nashville and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains into North Carolina, where he attended the 50th birthday party of longtime friend and Merge co-founder Mac McCaughan. That night, Wagner re-met Mac’s younger brother, Matt McCaughan, who has spent the last decade drumming for the likes of Bon Iver and Hiss Golden Messenger. McCaughan told Wagner he had been adventuring inside the world of rack-mounted analogue synthesisers and asked if Wagner might send some vocals to which he could compose

They became instant musical pen pals, with Wagner sending him a cappella takes of new song ideas and McCaughan dispatching long-form synthesiser pieces for inspiration. McCaughan eventually headed to Nashville, where, together, they put a band behind the songs, using pedal steel and piano and the harmonica of Nashville legend Charlie McCoy to colour in the spaces of these black-and-white sketches. That unexpected human connection—that is, rekindling an old friendship to make music in a way you never imagined—is a happy answer to the worries of This (is what I wanted to tell you)

2019 tour dates as follows…

12 Apr – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
13 Apr – Copenhagen, DK @ DR Koncerthuset, Studie 2
14 Apr – Oslo, NO @ Röverstaden
17 Apr – Leipzig, DE @ Felsenkeller
18 Apr – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
19 Apr – Vienna, AT @ WUK
20 Apr – Darmstadt, DE @ Centralstation
21 Apr – London @ EartH
23 Apr – Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie
24 Apr – Bern, CH @ Dachstock, Reitschule
25 Apr – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
26 Apr – Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus
27 Apr – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
28 Apr – Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botanique Festival
29 Apr – Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmony
30 Apr – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

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Ciara and Future’s custody battle continues.

This time it involves visitation over their son Future. According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, Ciara has asked a court to force the father of her son into mediation so they can figure out a new travel schedule for the 4-year-old.

If a judge is unable to make it happen, Ciara is seeking a trial to settle the matter.

Ciara claims Future is often an absentee father and skips scheduled visits, frequently at the last minute. He sometimes leaves his son with his mother or grandmother without spending much time with him, which has caused conflicts with her schedule.

Ciara says the back-and-forth has weighed on Future Jr., and she wants to figure out a better schedule for their son. Her team has been trying to settle the issue without a judge to no avail.

The former couple, who were once engaged, welcomed their son in May 2014. They have been involved in an ongoing legal battle over custody, which has sometimes played out on social media.

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ABC is shaking things up come January, with plenty of shifting and new additions in the new year!

Kicking things off in the 2019 midseason schedule is news magazine series 20/20‘s expansion from one hours to two (starting at 9/8c) on Friday, January 4. The same goes for fan favorites America’s Funniest Home Videos and Shark Tank, both of which will air a new hour-long episode along with a previously aired installment.

Noticeably absent from the Monday lineup is long-running dance competition series Dancing with the Stars which will take a break for the spring cycle, opting to return in the fall. Meanwhile, the network is taking one of its newer successes, A Million Little Things, and moving it to the coveted Thursday night slot following mega-hit Grey’s Anatomy at 9/8c. The switch will happen on Thursday, January 17, when the show returns from break.

As for A Million Little Things‘ empty spot Wednesdays at 10/9c, beginning January 9, Match Game will return with new episodes until newbie Whiskey Cavalier starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan debuts February 27. Joining the Wednesday comedy block on January 9 is Goldbergs spinoff Schooled which will air at 8:30/7:30c, directly after The Goldbergs.

Meanwhile, former Wednesday series American Housewife will return on its new night beginning Tuesday, February 5. The show will take over the empty slot left behind after The Connerwraps its first season run.

On Sunday, March 3, American Idol is back with two-hour episodes airing at 8/7c. For The People will return for its second season on Thursday, March 7 along with new episodes of Station 19.

Other new shows slated to premiere are The Fix on Monday, March 18 at 10/9c, which takes over for The Good Doctor, and Grand Hotel on Monday, June 17 at 10/9c.

All of these shows and more favorites are set to premiere this new year on ABC. For the full rundown, check the list below:

Friday, January 4

8/7c Fresh Off the Boat
8:30/7:30c Speechless
9/8c 20/20 (NEW TIME/TWO HOURS)

Sunday, January 6

7/6c America’s Funniest Home Videos (TWO HOURS)
9/8c Shark Tank (NEW TIME/TWO HOURS)

Tuesday, January 8

8/7c The Conners
8:30/7:30c The Kids Are Alright
9/8c black-ish
9:30/8:30c Splitting Up Together
10/9c The Rookie

Wednesday, January 9

8/7c The Goldbergs
8:30/7:30c Schooled (SERIES PREMIERE)
9/8c Modern Family
9:30/8:30c Single Parents
10/9c Match Game (SEASON PREMIERE)

Thursday, January 17

8/7c Grey’s Anatomy
9:01/8:01c A Million Little Things
10/9c How to Get Away with Murder

Tuesday, February 5

8/7c American Housewife (NEW DAY AND TIME)

Wednesday, February 27

10/9c Whiskey Cavalier (SERIES PREMIERE)

Sunday, March 3

7/6c America’s Funniest Home Videos (ONE HOUR)
8/7c American Idol (SEASON PREMIERE)
10:01/9:01c Shark Tank (NEW TIME/ONE HOUR)

Thursday, March 7

9:01/8:01c Station 19
10/9c For The People (SEASON PREMIERE)

Monday, March 18


Monday, June 17

10/9c Grand Hotel


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Indie Music

Published on December 12th, 2018 |
by Indie Hip Hop Staff

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.


1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.


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Tags: indie wednesday

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said on Monday that he is carefully considering the clemency request for Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for killing a 43-year-old man who had solicited her for sex when she was just 16 years old. The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled last week that Brown must serve 51 years before she’s eligible for parole.

Prosecutors said that Brown went with Johnny Mitchell Allen with the intent to rob him, but she and her lawyers insisted that she shot Allen in self-defense because she thought he was going to kill her. She also said she went home with him to have sex for money on the orders of her abusive boyfriend, who beat her and forced her into prostitution. In her appeal, she said that she only took money from the victim’s wallet after he was dead because she was afraid of what would happen if she went back to her boyfriend empty handed.

Governor Haslam was speaking at an event on the importance of higher education in Tennessee on Monday when Justin Laing, a higher-education professional and member of Black Lives Matter Nashville, stepped up to the mic during the audience question portion.

“Since we’re here talking about education, I wanted to ask a question about one of your Tennessee students and a graduate of Lipscomb University, Cyntoia Brown,” Laing said, to audience applause. Brown earned her associates degree from Lipscomb while incarcerated.

“As a victim of sex trafficking and assault, this is an unjust sentence in the first place,” Laing said. Under Tennessee law, all minors engaged in sex work are legally considered victims of sex trafficking. “She has not been treated as a victim of trafficking and not given the justice she deserves.”

“The Supreme Court’s decision that Cyntoia must serve 51 years before she can be considered for parole is a human rights issue,” Laing said. “And so I ask you, what really, functionally, is the difference between life without parole — which is no longer constitutional as the United States Supreme Court declared for minors, for any crime — and ‘you might get parole after 51 years,’ for a victim of sex trafficking?”

One of the moderators attempted to interrupt him and move on to another audience question, but Laing continued: “And so I ask why has Cyntoia Brown been incarcerated for 14 years for enduring harm? And so I say Governor Haslam, you have the power and ability to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, and so I ask when will you grant her clemency, I ask what will be your legacy as you leave office, and how will you answer to this human rights violation that the state of Tennessee is committing by keeping her incarcerated?”

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in November. Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock

The governor thanked Laing for his question, and responded that his office is in the midst of reviewing Brown’s case.

“We’re reviewing a lot of cases,” he said, “and while Cyntoia’s case has gotten a lot of publicity, I don’t think you want us to treat hers any different than a whole lot of cases that I think people want us to review.”

Governor Haslam reiterated that his office is talking to everyone involved in Brown’s case, and they will have a decision on clemency before he leaves office in six weeks. In response, a woman in the audience shouted, “That’s not good enough!” and chants of “What do we want? Clemency! When do we want it? Now!” and “No justice, no peace” erupted, preventing the event from continuing.

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna have spoken out about Brown’s case, and since the Supreme Court ruling last week there’s been renewed interest online, with advocates encouraging people in Facebook groups and on Twitter to call Governor Haslam’s office and demand clemency for Brown before he leaves office in January. A petition on urging the governor to grant clemency has over 500,000 signatures.

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It’s the end of the year, which means awards seasons will get into full swing soon enough. Following last week’s Golden Globe awards nominations announcement, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced their nominees for the 2019 Critics Choice Awards. The combined 9th Critics’ Choice TV Awards and the 24th Critics’ Choice Film Awards will air on Sunday, January 13 on The CW.

The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Homecoming (Amazon)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)

Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor (ABC)
Diego Luna – Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)
Richard Madden – Bodyguard (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Billy Porter – Pose (FX)
Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us (NBC)

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America)
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America)
Elizabeth Olsen – Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Julia Roberts – Homecoming (Amazon)
Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)

Richard Cabral – Mayans M.C. (FX)
Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)
Noah Emmerich – The Americans (FX)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)
Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor (ABC)
Shea Whigham – Homecoming (Amazon)

Dina Shihabi – Jack Ryan (Amazon)
Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix)
Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO)
Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Holly Taylor – The Americans (FX)

Atlanta (FX)
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
The Middle (ABC)
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)
Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)
Bill Hader – Barry (HBO)
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
Justina Machado – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Debra Messing – Will & Grace (NBC)
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

William Jackson Harper – The Good Place (NBC)
Sean Hayes – Will & Grace (NBC)
Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta (FX)
Nico Santos – Superstore (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO)

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin – GLOW (Netflix)
Laurie Metcalf – The Conners (ABC)
Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Zoe Perry – Young Sheldon (CBS)
Annie Potts – Young Sheldon (CBS)
Miriam Shor – Younger (TV Land)

A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
American Vandal (Netflix)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Sharp Objects (HBO)

Icebox (HBO)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
King Lear (Amazon)
My Dinner with Hervé (HBO)
Notes from the Field (HBO)
The Tale (HBO)

Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Paul Dano – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Benicio Del Toro – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)

Amy Adams – Sharp Objects (HBO)
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Connie Britton – Dirty John (Bravo)
Carrie Coon – The Sinner (USA Network)
Laura Dern – The Tale (HBO)
Anna Deavere Smith – Notes From the Field (HBO)

Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Eric Lange – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Alex Rich – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Peter Sarsgaard – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Ellen Burstyn – The Tale (HBO)
Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects (HBO)
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Julia Garner – Dirty John (Bravo)
Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects (HBO)

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
Archer (FX)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
The Simpsons (Fox)
South Park (Comedy Central)

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Vernon Jane have returned with their epic new music video for the single ‘Push Me’. 

Resting on a knife edge between taut tension and visceral release, ‘Push Me’ finds Vernon Jane delivering a music that bristles, broods and buzzes with an undercurrent of atmosphere that rest behind the weaving vocal, guitar and brass melodies and punctuated drum beats.

Add to this the breathtaking visuals of the accompanying music video, directed by DOCK, and this collision of sound and vision makes for a giant leap forward from Vernon Jane in terms of style as the group affirm who and what they are.

Vernon Jane play the Button Factory this Wednesday night (December 12th) with support from Fat Pablo and Junior Brother. Tickets are on sale via

Click below to watch the music video for ‘Push Me’ by Vernon Jane.

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