Miles Davis Statue To Be Unveiled In Alton, Illinois

Alton, Illinois will be the home of a brand new bronzed sculpture of the late jazz trumpeter and former resident Miles Davis. Scheduled for 12th September, the statue will be unveiled by Chicago artist Preston Jackson. $5k was recently donated by Ameren Illinois to help improve the community of Riverbend with the building of a music plaza and the …

Witness This Glorious Online Archive Of Multicoloured Vinyl Records

No serious record collection is complete without a special looking record, whether it be a odd shape or a limited edition picture disc. Coloredvinylrecords.com is a brand new site showcasing some of the most beautiful records including multicoloured vinyl and a great selection of picture discs. While the site isn't a store, each disc comes with a Discogs …

Research Academic Gives Lectures On “How to be Beyoncé”

I can't tell you how many times I've seen the phrase "I wish I was Beyoncé" on Twitter or thereabouts. It's not going to happen of course but clearly her influence in pop culture is strong enough to warrant such widespread emulation. This admiration hasn't gone unnoticed, however, as a postdoctoral research associate (Madison Moore) from King’s …

READ: Thesis Discussing Hip Hop, Skate Culture & Web Culture In Tyler, The Creator’s Music

As someone who wrote a dissertation for my music technology degree, I'm like a moth to flame when it comes to academic papers about music. This one was of particular interest as it relates to the multicultural facets of controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator. The thesis is written by Brazilian producer and musicologist Gustavo Souza Marques and discusses the …