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Boston Ballet announces 2023–2024 season

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces programming for the 2023–2024 season, which celebrates the evolution of the living artform of ballet. The six-program season, which marks Boston Ballet’s 60th season, brings together a collection of brilliant choreography from the past, present, and future. The Company’s 60th season runs October 5, 2023 through May 19, 2024 at the Citizens Bank Opera House. The Company will then return to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris May 27–30 after a historic debut there in 2019.

“Boston Ballet’s monumental 60th season will bring together a dynamic range of repertoire, showcasing the best of the past, present, and future of our artform,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “We aim to bridge the connection between art and humanity, utilizing the transformative power of dance to inspire change in our community and beyond. I know our talented artists will shine, showcasing the brilliant and challenging choreography in these works.”

Hannah Jadagu Shares “Admit It” Video + US Tour Dates 2023

On Friday, May 19th, Hannah Jadagu (pron. juh-dah-goo) will release Aperture, her first full-length effort on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop.


Platinum pop singer-songwriter Jake Scott today released Live 2022, his new album recorded during the “Lavender” fall headline tour last year. The effort captures Scott’s high-energy, engaging performances and deeply authentic, heartfelt songwriting that has resonated with audiences nationwide. Each song on the album was recorded from a different night of the tour and allows fans to relive the experience.

BOTANIST release title track ‘Selenotrope’ as final single

Plant-based metal avant-gardists BOTANIST have sown the dreamy title track ‘Selenotrope’ as the final single taken from their forthcoming album “VIII: Selenotrope”. The album is expected to bloom on May 19, 2023.

SATURNUS release new lyric video ‘Chasing Ghosts’

SATURNUS reveal a stormy lyric video for the track ‘Chasing Ghosts’ as the second single taken from their forthcoming album “The Storm Within”, which has been scheduled for release on June 16, 2023. Please see below for album details.

Divine Sweater Share “In the Comedown” Single + Lyric Video via EARMILK

Earlier this year, Divine Sweater announced their newest LP, Down Deep (A Nautical Apocalypse), due May 26 via Better Company Records. Having introduced their forthcoming project with two stand-out singles, “All the Way Back” and “When the World is Ending,” thus far, the band continues the momentum with the release of another track, “In the Comedown.”

[VIDEO] Divine Sweater drops tranquil track “In The Comedown”

Kaien Cruz Returns with Heartfelt New Single “Black Ice”

Written by Kai with Tre Wright (Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Guapdad 4000) who co-produced it alongside Cam Griffin (Summer Walker, Kiana Lede, Rico Nasty), “Black Ice” sets the tone for what’s further to come from the multi-faceted artist’s forthcoming project due out later this year.

The Teskey Brothers Share Striking “London Bridge”

The Teskey Brothers release ‘London Bridge’ – a momentous offering from their forthcoming new album, The Winding Way, out Fri June 16. A dramatic and sprawling work, ‘London Bridge’ is a masterclass in songwriting and musical exploration, and once again spotlights Josh Teskey as one of the country’s most powerful singers. Set against a lush musical backdrop of meandering guitars and soaring strings, it is as timeless and exciting as it is The Teskey Brothers at their most experimental and arguably, their best.

Jeremy Voltz Shares Powerful and Soaring Indie Soul Single, “Baby This is Worth It” from his upcoming album ‘Running Away’

The string-laden production heightens this song’s intensity, juxtaposed with tense acoustic guitar which carries the verses. “We wanted the chorus to feel like an explosion, a raw outpouring of desperation and vulnerability,” explains Voltz of his and co-writer Oliver Charles’ approach.

CHROME WAVES release the third single and music video

Today Midwest post-black metal operatives CHROME WAVES release the third single and music video from their album, ‘Earth Will Shed Its Skin,’ out April 28th. Check out “Broken” now at all streaming/download platforms and watch the video HERE –

sophie meiers Announces Conceptual EP ‘shine__space’, Drops Lead Single

The LA-based multi-hyphenate creative sophie meiers (they/them) invites us into their world with the announcement of their new EP, ‘shine__space’ out May 26 via Epitaph Records. The first of three EPs to come, each one encapsulating its own unique sound, story, and world– which sophie refers to as their “portals”. Sonically, the first portal revolves around cutting sequenced synths, arpeggiators, and resampled audio — vocal chops reminiscent of a digital age.

Jealous Of The Birds Returns Shares “Beginner’s Luck” From ‘Hinterland’

“It made sense to me to begin the record from a place of humility and acknowledge the extent to which I’m never done learning. The older I get, the more I discover that the key to learning is to open oneself to being teachable. The song’s structure is set around archetypal figures from which one might construct a perspective of the world. There’s value in that which I wanted to dedicate a song to and ‘Beginner’s Luck’ is what came of it.” – Naomi Hamilton

Prog Rock Trio BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE Shares Lyric Video for “Scarlet Haze”

Speaking about “Scarlet Haze,” Paul Visser says: “We’ve always loved filthy riffs and heavy songs, but huge, melodic tracks have a vital place in our sonic landscape; ‘Scarlet Haze’ is one of those. We can’t wait to hear you screaming the chorus back to us at a live show. We’re so excited for people to hear ‘Tempus Veritas’ and explore the new musical worlds which we’ve had such a great time crafting.

TENHI release lyric video of title track from new album “Valkama”

TENHI unveil a lyric video of the title track and second single taken from their forthcoming album “Valkama” (“Harbour”/”Shelter”). The long awaited new full-length of the Finnish dark folk ensemble has been scheduled for release on June 9, 2023.

Yvie Oddly & Wreckno are “Topsy Turvy” – New Single Out Today

Yvie Oddly and Wreckno have teamed up to release the incredible new single and video for “Topsy Turvy”, out TODAY. The video features cameos by Lexi Brumback and Thee Plastic Dollz and is definitely a 10/10, or rather, a full 69. If you’re not familiar with Yvie Oddly, it’s time to get in the know. The (r)evolutionary drag queen performer, rapper, and fine artist won season eleven of RuPaul’s Drag Race and ‘worked’ her way up to finalist in All Stars, All Winners. Recognized as one of the most powerful drag queens by New York Magazine, Yvie’s ability to push the boundaries of drag performance art is simply mind-blowing, and musically, this queen is definitely one-to-watch.

GYRDLEAH Stream Entirety of Spellbinder at Decibel Magazine

Atmospheric black metal outfit GYRDLEAH are streaming their new album Spellbinder via Decibel Magazine. The album is out on April 21 via Black Lion Records.

Album Premiere: Gyrdleah – ‘Spellbinder’

Indie rock-folk band Setting Sun share reflective single “Same Face” ahead of LP release

Today, the Hudson Valley, NY based indie rock-folk band Setting Sun reflect on change, both internally and externally, with new track and lyric video “Same Face” out everywhere now. The band’s self-produced first album in ten years, The Feelings Cure is due out May 19 via Young Love Records and is available for pre-order now.

Jeremie Albino Announces ‘Tears You Hide’ Album Out June 9 | Stream New Single “You I’m Waiting On”

Of the song, Jeremie Albino says: “This one is about the tension that builds up between two people that know they like each other but they’re still waiting on the other to make the first move. Leaving the door open hoping one day they’ll walk through it and mustering the courage to finally take that first step yourself.”


Co-written by Jharrel and inspired by his hometown of New York City, “Chinatown” is a thoughtful and impressive showcase from the rising artist that allows him to flex his deft and dynamic lyrical skills. The track’s airy, piano-driven production, punctuated by flurries of strings, horns, and sounds of bustling subway cars, beckons listeners further into Jharrel’s world.

Former Lillix Bassist Louise Burns Releases New Album 21st April


Today, international critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rita Ora announces her third album You & I (out July 14th via BMG) and releases new single “Praising You (feat. Fatboy Slim).”

Rita has co-written every track on album, making You & I her most diaristic project yet. Working with executive producer Oak Felder (Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Usher), Rita has created a high-spirited record about what it feels like to fall beautifully, instinctually in love all while set to tracks destined for the dance floor.