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Lady Antebellum changed its name after learning the history of Antebellum. I have no idea what Antebellum means to be honest. The dictionary definition of antebellum literally means “before the war,” coming from the Latin phrase, ante bellum. But to further break it down Antebellum is also an aesthetic – architecture and fashion. The issue is that it was created by slave labor.

The band says, “We are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery,” Lady A wrote, of the band’s blind spots at the time.

We also hear the discussion is moving in many directions. Some are calling that the rock band Guns N’s Roses drops Guns as before the Civil War ended, state “Slave Codes” prohibited slaves from owning guns. The crowd is urging DSP’s to pull tracks that subjugate women from both male and female artists because slavery brought women under control and dominance. How far will this go? What I do know is that blackout is moving beyond Tuesday.

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Coachella has cancelled for the second time. The festival was going to happen in October but organizers pulled the plug. Really, they had no choice after meeting with health officials. It’s not going to happen this year.

Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean were scheduled to headline Coachella, along with performances by Calvin Harris, Big Sean, Lewis Capaldi, Charlie XCX, Flume, 21 Savage, Lana Del Rey and Lil Nas X.

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Leah Kate impresses with the fun and upbeat track Bad Idea.  Flying under the radar the NY/LA based artist has clocked 1 Million+ streams on Spotify, performed at both London and New York Fashion Week and garnered support from Clash, Dancing Astronaut, Earmilk, Ladygunn, and NYLON.  Word on the street is the week Leah got fired from her job is when things started happening like landing on Spotify’s New Music Friday on Spotify. Give it a listen on KOAR’s Indie Invaders.

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Look out for Elle Hollis because the 23 year old electro pop artist is onto something. For real, she released the infectious pop track Onto Something. Hailing from Netherlands her music leans more Scandinavian pop. Think Astrid S. She inked a pub deal with Warner Chappell and landed on Spotify playlists including Made In NL. Give it a stream.

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I know it’s tough, but I turned off the news for a week. I was more creative. I thought by watching the news 24 hours a day that I was keeping myself informed, rather I was being propagandized. Here is a song lyric – turn off the news and your life will improve. The media will leave you feeling pessimistic, and overwhelmed. Why watch the news when its sole purpose is to ruin your day? The news will zap your creativity and feeling empty.

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