The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts
The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: shows for a good cause, rock remixing pop, a new music video, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a basketball game.
Mumford & Sons to donate profits from sold-out Charlotte show to LGBTQ organization.
Mumford & Sons have posted a public statement on Facebook to address the controversial state law known as “HB2” and the “Bathroom Law.” This law annulled Charlotte’s non-discrimination policy that extended to the LGBTQ community. The band stated, “We do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.” They are “now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice.” Some artists such as Ringo Starr and Bruce Springsteen have already cancelled their shows in North Carolina, while others such as Against Me! will still perform as a sign of protest.
Magic Man The Griswolds to perform at Fete Ballroom with Panama Wedding
Panama Wedding will open for Magic Man and The Griswolds on their Hotline Spring tour, which comes to Providence this weekend. Look forward to hits like Magic Man’s “Paris” and the Griswolds’ “Beware the Dog” at this synth-heavy, high-energy show at the Fete Ballroom!
Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump remixed a Carly Rae Jepsen song
Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump proves he’s a man of many talents in his remix of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” off her 2015 record Emotion.
Death Cab for Cutie releases music video for “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)”
“Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” is from Death Cab for Cutie’s eighth studio album. The animated video features office clerks bored by their 9-5 cubicle monotony. One dull man loses his paycheck and stumbles into the desert to find it. He ends up a celebrity “Star Head.” The rest you’ll have to watch and find out.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea plays national anthem at Kobe Bryant’s final game
Fans tore him apart for his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” complete with his signature bass and a stack of amps. Some called out Flea for “butchering the anthem before Kobe’s final game,” and others said it was the “worst national anthem ever.” His response? “I rocked that sh*t.”