The Buzzy Band Walks Wet Legs To A Party And 13 More New Songs

Moving post-punk revivalists Wet Leg’s latest single tells a more linear story than their ridiculously absurdist debut “Sunbed”: “Angelica” captures the highly relatable experience of feeling awkward at a bad party, observing with a pang of jealousy people who seem to be having real fun. “I don’t even know what I’m doing here,” Rhian Teasdale …

‘Velvet Underground’ Review: And I’m In A Rock ‘n’ Roll Band

It was an extraordinary time, but not exactly a golden age. Haynes has too much respect for art to idealize artists or impose a retrospective fit on their dissonance. The blatant brutality and menace of the music—the buzz and distortion behind lyrics about addiction, sadism, and sexual exploitation—came from nowhere. Film critic Amy Taubin, who …

Salsa Percussionist and Band Leader Roberto Roena, dies at 81

After catching the show, Puerto Rican musician and bandleader Rafael Cortijo invited Mr. Roena, aged 15-16, to join his orchestra, Cortijo y Su Combo, as a dancer and choir member. Mr. Cortijo, a percussionist, began to teach him bongo, and soon Roberto became part of the band. When Mr. Cortijo’s band disbanded, Mr. Roena became …

Bennie Pete, leader of the band who kept the beat after Katrina, dies at 45

New Orleans tuba player Bennie Pete, who founded and led Hot 8, one of the city’s high-profile brass bands, and dedicated himself to preserving the musical traditions of the Big Easy after Hurricane Katrina, died September 6. there is a hospital. He was 45 years old. His wife, Lameka Segura-Pete, said the cause was sarcoidosis, …

Mirror, Hong Kong Boy Band, Cheers the Gloomy Chinese City

HONG KONG – They fill public squares, shopping malls, and form lines that run for several blocks. They bend over the barricades struggling to hold them down and ignore the police officers trying to surround them. The crowds that have filled Hong Kong in recent weeks are not protesters fighting for democracy. They are devotees …

Paul Cotton, mainstay of country rock band Poco, has died at the age of 78.

Paul Cotton, lead guitarist and frequent lead singer and songwriter of the country rock band Poco, died near his summer home in Eugene, Ore, on July 31. He was 78 years old. His wife, Caroline Ford Cotton, said he died unexpectedly, but did not give a reason. It came less than four months after his …

While the Golden Globes Darken, the Band Behind them Harmony

After months of criticism by award-giving group NBC, which led to the cancellation of next year’s Golden Globe Awards broadcast, Hollywood Foreign Press Associationannounced on Thursday that it has launched a series of reforms. As a nonprofit, the group has adopted a new set of charters aimed at renewing its leadership, increasing and diversifying its …