Last night was the final evening of Victoria’s annual JazzFest. As a way of thanking its volunteers, the Jazz Society allowed anyone with a volunteer badge into the festival’s final show, which featured a group I had never heard of before – Staten Island’s Budos Band. Thanks to the magic of Google, I quickly learned […]
El Chavo is a Spanish musician who focuses on hip hop and funk. As far as I can tell he’s a producer, but he makes some pretty dope beats. Many are funk-focused, but a few begin to go down the road of chiller hip hop. He’s on the Jakarta Records label, which only really seems […]
I know it sounds like a weird statement to make, but it’s true. Bill Gates retired from Microsoft recently and is moving over to work full-time at his foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They’re one of the largest charitable foundations in the world (if not the biggest) and have done some pretty unbelievable […]
We’ve previously reported on Jay-Z headlining the Glastonbury festival, and just how annoyed that made Noel Gallagher. Now that the festival is upon us, you can see Jay-Z hitting back in one of the best ways possible. I give you the Jay-Z live cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall”.
I know, it’s a bold statement… Until you read this. The peeps at the Bonaroo festival were VERY unimpressed with Kanye’s performance. He came on late, gave a half-assed show, and was, well, Kanye. And he wasn’t just late, he was 2 hours late. Awful. Especially because his original start time was already around 3 […]
For those of you interested, Björk and Sigur Rós are putting on a free concert in Iceland today to try and protest the growth of the aluminum smelting industry, or at leas the “destruction” of Iceland’s environment. The Nattura concert would be tough to get to, but since it’d be a free show anyways, National […]
Tonight Seun Kuti, son of legendary Afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti, is performing in Victoria, and yours truly has tickets. I’m pumped, because if Seun is even half as funky as his father, in a few hours I’ll be getting my dance on fo sho. He’s performing with Fela’s band as well, so it promises to […]
This is just impossible to believe. In a video shockingly reminiscent of the Vice Guide to Travel, two Current.com‘s Kaj Larsen and Christof Putzel venture into Mogadishu back in 2006, just as the Islamic Courts Union was taking power. They actually managed to walk around and talk to a surprising amount of locals, an astonishing […]
Wale is an artist who we’ve covered many times before, The Mixtape About Nothing is a pretty dope concept for an album. As we’ve noted, it’s a hip hop mixtape inspired by Seinfeld. Tons of little samples taken from the show, along with some solid rhyming. The first video is out, called “My Integrity”.
We’re all so used to hearing about how India has benefited from outsourcing and technology. That India’s middle class is booming and pretty much owes its thanks to globalization. But it’s not good for everyone. It’s estimated that about 800 million Indians live on less than $2 a day, and really don’t benefit much from […]