Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day and it’s worth re-reading some of his speeches:
This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.
Amy Wang, writing at The Washington Post:
Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.
Darren King was a recent guest on the Your Favorite Band podcast. He talks about his history with Mutemath and why he decided to leave.
The notable artists on your television this week include: Maroon 5 (Kimmel; 1/18), Walk the Moon (Fallon; 1/15), Franz Ferdinand (Fallon; 1/18), Fall Out Boy (Colbert; 1/18), Dashboard Confessional (Conan; 1/16), Grizzly Bear (Conan; 1/18), and Demi Lovato (Ellen; 1/15).
The Greatest Showman soundtrack is once again the number one album in the country this week:
The soundtrack to the musical drama film The Greatest Showman scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set earned 104,000 equivalent album units (down 3 percent) in the week ending Jan. 11, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 70,000 were in traditional album sales (down 10 percent).
Dua Lipa has released a video for “IDGAF.”
All Time Low will be airing a special on Direct TV on January 19th at 9PM ET via Audience Music. Today they’ve released a video of “Last Young Renegade” and a little behind the scenes trailer.
The Indie Vision Music Family & Friends Sampler 1 contains new music from Craig’s Brother, Dogwood, and a variety of other bands. You can check that out on Bandcamp.
Halsey performed “Bad at Love” and “Him & I” on SNL over the weekend.
Aziz Ansari has issued a statement in response to accusations of sexual misconduct. You can read his statement below.
Camp Cope have shared a video of their performance “The Opener” live in the Uzton House at the Sydney Opera House.
Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries, has passed away. She was 46.
The band’s publicist confirmed O’Riordan’s death in a brief statement, “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.”
Some fan shot videos of Brian Fallon performing at the Count Basie Theatre are up on YouTube. There’s a really great piano performance of “The ’59 Sound.”
The trailer for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been released. The show returns on April 25th.
Paul Meany of Mutemath has shared a video of him working on music titled “Everything New” on Facebook
All Time Low have added Creeper to their upcoming UK tour dates.
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The Shins have shared their new song “Heartworms (Flipped).”
Ansel Elgort has shared a new video for “Supernova.”