Nintendo released new details about its upcoming Wii U game, Super Mario Maker, in a new overview video today, revealing that a long list of amiibo will be supported in the game and that players will be able to make musical levels using special blocks. More than 50 amiibo figures will be supported in Super Mario Maker. Players will be able to tap a compatible amiibo to the Wii U GamePad, then use that character in the game's 8-bit Super Mario Bros.-themed levels.
NEW YORK (AP) — Radiohead's Thom Yorke has written original music for the upcoming Broadway revival of the play "Old Times" by Harold Pinter, in what its director calls the combination of "a beautiful piece of theater and a true rock star."
As a summer breeze blew, Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Andris Nelsons summoned the sense of an opening to heaven as voices from the giant choir rattled the open-air theater. Nelsons had chosen Mahler's Symphony No. 8, one of the biggest and most involved works of the classical repertoire, to celebrate Saturday's 75th anniversary of Tanglewood, the orchestra's annual summer home and music school in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. For Nelsons, a rising young star in the conducting world who started at the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and whose contract was recently extended, such big ideas are paramount in classical music -- and orchestras can bring them to a wider audience.
It is unlikely you've made it this far into 2015 without hearing Mark Ronson's ubiquitous track "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars. Released in January, the LP includes collaborations with soul legend Stevie Wonder, rapper Mystikal and author Michael Chabon. Diplo, Avicii and Kanye West lend a hand, and Mike Tyson, Nas, Chance The Rapper and Nick Minaj feature on tracks.
Some of Seattle's leading musicians including former members of Pearl Jam and Guns N' Roses have announced a one-off show together to support an influential local radio station. KEXP, a public radio station that was an early champion of Nirvana among other Pacific Northwest bands, is seeking to build a new hub in central Seattle that would include ample space for artists and the public. To raise funds, the station announced an August 23 show that will include Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready and Duff McKagan, the Seattle-born musician and columnist best known as the bassist for Los Angeles-based Guns N' Roses.
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Joanna Newsom, A$AP Rocky, and Earl Sweatshirt, plus brand new streaming music from The Good Life, Lana Del Rey, Four Tet, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic