You've finally secured a table at the hottest new restaurant in town. For weeks it's been all over Instagram; everyone you know is talking about it. After thwarted efforts to arrive ad hoc (thanks to queues that stretch round the block), you're now here, and it's time to enjoy your meal over some polite chit chat. Except, sorry, what was that? I CAN'T HEAR YOU! Your night descends into a nightmare cocktail of shouting and dejected silence. If you're Nigella Lawson, this leaves you unable to even taste your food. "It's utterly draining," Lawson recently said of loud, thumping music in restaurants. "And it drowns out the taste of the food." Yet, in many instances, restaurants and music do go hand-in-hand and, these days, your grilled fish is as likely to be paired with a carefully curated vinyl collection as a glass of chardonnay. At Ynyshir in Wales, you might find an "On Record Tonight" section of the menu, featuring chef's picks such … [Read more...] about Does a good music playlist make restaurant food taste better?
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The all-women's band, Trionstage, has filled a gap in the entertainment industry with their rising popularity. They take the stage at weddings, parties, gatherings in consular gardens and all kinds of events and offer a musical and visual feast. Nihan Demirkapı is the cellist, Aslıhan Batur the violinist and Hülya Uysal is the flutist and saxophonist. These three women, who all have classical music education, crossed paths in schools and on the stage. Daily Sabah conducted an interview with the trio on the new trend, on their works and inter-group communication. "We know each other from within the sector but we are also school friends with Hülya. We studied together at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. I was introduced to Aslıhan through Hülya. We used to run into each other because we are in the same line of business. Our acquaintance goes way back," said Nihan.Trionstage consists of Hülya on saxophone, Nihan on cello and Aslıhan on … [Read more...] about Trio brings fresh take to entertainment and music
PUBLISHED: 13:51 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:51 23 May 2019 Andrew Clarke Classic rockers Magnum are performing at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on June 11 2019 Photo: Magnum Archant Rock legends Magnum are looking to bring down the house when they play The Apex in Bury St Edmunds at the beginning of June. Magnum, who were regular visitors to the Top 40 of both the singles and album charts in the 1980s and '90s, came together in the Midlands in the mid-Seventies and released their debut album 'Kingdom Of Madness' in 1978, followed by 'Magnum II' in 1979 and their first live album 'Marauder' in 1980. During this period they toured relentlessly with the likes of Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult and Judas Priest.Their 'Chase The Dragon' album, released in 1982, was the first to enter the Top 20, and was accompanied by a sold out UK tour. 1983's 'The Eleventh Hour', 1985's 'On A Storyteller's Night' and 1986's 'Vigilante' album (produced by Queen's Roger Taylor) all … [Read more...] about Classic rockers Magnum looking to whip up a storm at The Apex
Sumit Paul-Choudhury picks out trends that could shape music over the coming decades, including algoraves, Fortnite concerts and songs catered to smart speakers. By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 21 May 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email Can’t get enough technical death metal? Good news for fans of this high-precision, high-velocity musical subgenre: the indefatigable Dadabots have been thrashing it out live on YouTube 24 hours a day, seven days a week since March – without ever repeating themselves. Quite the feat. Or it would be if Dadabots was a human band; but as you’ve probably already guessed, it’s actually a neural network generating … [Read more...] about What will music be like in 20 years?
By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Styx was a regular on the album and singles charts. With songs like “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Mr. Roboto,” and so on and so on, the original works of Styx clearly struck a chord with the public. Then something happened. New music stopped flowing from the band, which comes to Stamford on May 23. Their last album of new songs was 2003’s “Cyclorama.” Styx, which is now Tommy Shaw, James Young, Lawrence Gowan, Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, and Todd Sucherman, opted to put the focus on their catalogue as they toured year after year. Questions from press and fans about new music typically were sidestepped. The decision to record new music wasn’t the result of a lack of material, said Gowan. There was plenty of material, he said. New music is the lifeblood of a band, said Gowan. In sound checks, he said the band typically … [Read more...] about Styx forges new music for fans