Woodstock: 5 performances to celebrate the 50th anniversary

Woodstock: 5 performances to celebrate the 50th anniversary

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Music

1969. Nixon is elected President of the United States and Gaddafi takes power over Libya, in New York homosexuals begin to demonstrate for their rights during the Stonewall riots, in London, the Beatles perform on the roof of Apple Records and Milan is shaken by the Strage di Piazza Fontana. While the Vietnam War is collecting more and more deaths, the man puts his first foot on the Moon. 

Exactly in the middle of this marasmus of events and revolutions is Woodstock, the most famous music festival of all time that for 3 days – between delays, encores, and unforeseen events, in the end, there were 4 – has united almost a million people who, intoxicated by the situation, by the wonderful music and by many amazing substances, sang at the top of their voices to the Peace and Love anthem. 

After exactly 50 years we are here to celebrate it with the 5 performances that made history. 

Richie Havens – Freedom

Woodstock officially began on August 15, 1969, a few minutes after 5:00 p.m., when Richie Havens took his place on stage. The euphoria and constant requests for an encore led Richie to close his performance by improvising a version of Motherless Child, a song that is a traditional Negro spiritual. The meaning of the title can be related both to the fact that many slave children were sold very young, becoming orphans, but also to the distance with their motherland, Africa.
So Richie Havens, accompanied by his guitar, began to repeat the word “Freedom” infinitely, marking the opening of the Festival in a striking way.

Santana – Soul Sacrifice 

Twenty-four hours later it was time for Santana and his group of the same name, which was not yet well known at the time. Just think of the fact that Santana’s first album had not yet been released, but their performance was a great success, especially that of the song Soul Sacrifice in which Santana showed the world that with the guitar was not bad at all.

The Who – My Generation 

A manifesto of an entire generation, My Generation closes the live show of The Who – who performed on the second day. A song that became a symbol of protest for a large proportion of young people at a time when they were seen as change, as something wrong.
The performance of My Generation went down in history also for its conclusion, when Pete Townshend starts to slam the guitar on stage and then throws it into the crowd.

Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends

The third and last day starts with a bang. Joe Cocker brought on stage a unique line up that decided to end with one of the Beatles‘ greatest hits, With A Little Help from My Friends. In Cocker’s version, the song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to be sung by Ringo Star undergoes a real rearrangement.
We are nobody to judge which of the two versions is better, we just enjoy the beauty.

Jimi Hendrix – The Star-Spangled Banner 

Last, both from our list and from the whole Festival, is Jimi Hendrix. Of his two-hour performance, we decided to mention his performance of The Star-Spangled Banner, the American anthem.
Accompanied by his electric guitar, the decision to bring the national anthem to Woodstock was a clear act of protest against the politics of the time and, of course, against the Vietnam War.

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Guess who’s back? Watch new A$AP Rocky video for his latest single “Babushka Boi”

Guess who’s back? Watch new A$AP Rocky video for his latest single “Babushka Boi”

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Music

If there’s a singer who’s been talking about himself this summer, it’s A$AP Rocky and, unfortunately, not because of his music. It was last July in Sweden when Harlem’s rapper (with three members of his entourage) was arrested on charges of assault and detained for three weeks – canceling his presence at the European tour and also at Sònar2019 – during which time the news became a real political case and sparked the anger of his fans. 

Now, despite the sentence that found him guilty, but without providing for prison, A$AP Rocky is back with the official video of his latest single “Babushka Boi” directed by Nadia Lee Cohen

Although the rapper has been working on the song since before the July events, the video that accompanies it is a clear reference to his last experience with the law. 

The video starts with the rapper himself and his associates getting out of jail and getting involved in a series of crimes, always followed by a group of cops with pig faces that we don’t tell you what will happen to them. 

Finally, we can say, A$AP Rocky is back! 

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Jesus is King, Kanye West’s new album to be released in September

Jesus is King, Kanye West’s new album to be released in September

Giulia Pacciardi · 5 months ago · Music

It was supposed to be called Yandhi but a photo posted in recent hours by Kim Kardashian reveals the real title and the entire tracklist of Kanye West‘s new album, Jesus is King.

According to Kardashian on Twitter and Instagram, with a photograph that is going crazy on the web, the album will contain 12 tracks and will be released on September 27, one year after the last work of the musician from Atlanta.

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We just have to wait to see if what seems to be Kanye’s last week will actually be exactly as his wife told us.

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Post Malone announced the tracklist of his new album

Post Malone announced the tracklist of his new album

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Music

Yesterday saw the release of the new Post Malone video “Circles” that you can find on Youtube.

Today, it has been revealed instead the complete list of tracks that will be present in his latest album “Hollywood’s Bleeding“. The artist’s latest work contains 17 tracks, some of them in collaboration with SZA, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Ozzy Osbourne and Meek Mill.

The entire tracklist was released this morning and, as we could imagine, also contains the collaboration with Swae Lee “Sunflower“, which was a great success last summer. There will also be “Circles” and finally also “Goodbyes” with Young Thug.

In detail, DaBaby will be in “Enemies“, Future and Halsey on “Die For Me“, Meek Mill and Lil Baby on “On the Road” and SZA on “Staring At The Sun“. Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott will both be in “Take What You Want“.

The album is already in pre-order and will be officially released this Friday.

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What to Expect From Devendra Banhart’s New Album

What to Expect From Devendra Banhart’s New Album

Claudia Maddaluno · 5 months ago · Music

I always panic when asked me who my favorite artist is. I listen to too much music and genres and, come now… what kind of question is that!
On the other hand, whenever Devendra Banhart‘s gently vibrating voice touches my ears, I have an answer to that pretentious question: he is the king of my listenings as well as Zeus is the ruler of Olympus.

Devendra was born in Houston, Texas, to a Venezuelan mother and an American father. He was raised in Caracas and Los Angeles, and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, before dropping his debut freak folk album The Charles C. Leary in 2002.

From that album he increasingly perfected his unique sound inspired by indie folk, psych influences and Tropicalia (the Brazilian artistic movement that was begun by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil and the Os Mutantes). In the following years Banhart dropped Rejoicing in The Hands, Niño Rojo and Cripple Crow, becoming one of the most bizarre, incredibly creative and complete artists of his generation.
However, at that time Banhart was confined to a niche of people who were fascinated by his intimate or exotic atmospheres as well as by the exciting reverberation of his voice and his mysterious but adorable figure.

Banhart is not just a musician and songwriter: his drawings were featured in the San Francisco MOMA in 2007 and he recently released his first collection of poetry.
You could actually find on YouTube a homemade video of Devendra and Marcelo Burlon tattooing each other in LA.
In short, Devendra is an all-round artist, a neo-hippie who doesn’t like hippies and has the ambition to get out of this category, experimenting album after album in different directions even under the same unmistakable trademark.

From Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon to What We Will Be, Banhart combines a wide range of influences including samba, reggae, Arthur Russell, classic rock and psych-folk, alternating between this exercise and his lethargic and emotive sound that has always been his greatest strength.

A decade after his debut, Devendra dropped Mala which is plenty of most legible songs influenced by electronic vibes. For him, it was the opportunity to show that he knows how to take himself seriously.

His ninth LP Ape In Pink Marble continues on with the wispy coziness of Mala but it is the farthest album from what I’ve always loved in his previous records. Maybe Ape is his least successful work and for this reason, we expect his tenth album makes is right again.

Devendra’s new album Ma will be released on September 13 on Nonesuch Records. It was anticipated by three singles which give hope of a change of direction compared to the previous 2016’s Ape In Pink Marble.
The first one, Kantori Ongaku, immediately reminds us of the Cripple Crow‘s atmospheres because it echoes its sparkling sounds as well as his charismatic mix of Spanish and English.
Not least, the video for Kantori directed by Juliana and Nicky Giraffe reminds us of the same aesthetic madness we found in Carmencita.

The confirmation that Ma is moving in this direction comes with the second single, Abre Las Manos, which is much more exotic and tropical than the first and, this time, totally in Spanish language.
The feeling is that Devendra wants to put back the cornerstones of his career (Cripple Crow, Smokey, What We Will Be) and cement them with his tenth album.

We are sure that there will be also more reflective traces, as suggested by the third and final single released, Memorial, which remembers Leonard Cohen and the evocative atmospheres of Last Song For B. Those tracks serve to break a palette of bright colors or fill in the emptiness created by the absences.


Ma” is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as “gap”, “space”, “pause” or “the space between two structural parts. It also describes “an emptiness full of possibilities, like a promise yet to be fulfilled”.
So imagine a pause that, after a break, prepares you for a new time.

Ma is the new time for Devendra Banhart. Or at least it’s what we’re expecting.

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