In New Orleans, a city synonymous with music and raucous revelry, government officials are launching a public health campaign aimed at turning down the volume. The city this week announced the start of "Sound Check," the latest attempt to address residents' complaints about excessive noise and 60-year-old sound standards city attorneys say are unenforceable. Health inspectors will monitor decibel levels in the French Quarter and trendy Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, where noise has long been an issue of contention between residents and music venues that operate close to homes.
Like tens of thousands of their fellow countrymen fleeing war, members of a Syrian rock group exiled in Lebanon undertook a perilous journey to reach Europe. "We are all humans ... Thank you all very much for coming!" Anas Maghrebi, lead singer of Khebez Dawle, told the audience of some 300 at the start of their concert in a Zagreb club late Wednesday. The alternative rock band from Damascus fled Syria to neighbouring Lebanon in 2013, a year after a fellow band member was killed.
David Bowie has written a song for an upcoming French-British crime series, in the rock icon's first foray into television music in two decades. Bowie in a statement Tuesday said that he had written an original song for "The Last Panthers," a six-part thriller on Balkan jewel thieves that debuts in November. "I was looking for one of the icons of my youth to write the music for the title sequence, but was presented with a God," director Johan Renck, a Swede best known for his music videos, said in the statement.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is not, as I worried, blood squeezed from a stone, and that's the first of its many surprises. Here's another: From start to finish, Persona 4: Dancing All Night nails the feel of classic PSOne-era rhythm games. Perhaps its biggest surprise is this: Persona 4 is one of my favorite games (and, by unlikely extension, game franchises) ever, but I still think I'd get a lot out of by Persona 4: Dancing All Night without that history.
On Monday, Ryan Adams released his much-anticipated album of covers from Taylor Swift's "1989." Now the pair have revealed they've also worked together and would be open to a future collaboration. Adams appeared on DJ Zane Lowe's Beats One radio show to talk about the cover album and was joined there by Swift, who called in to the show. "They're not cover songs," said Swift of the album.
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Ought, Disclosure, and Kelela, plus brand new streaming music from CHVRCHES, Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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