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Prodigy: Keith Flint–Remembered

After Madonna signed Prodigy to Maverick, the band went from rising underground rave rockers to world famous industrial legends.  The band shocked then Maverick CEO Madonna by reportedly refusing her invitation to join her on a world tour opening for her. Madonna was reportedly livid, and reportedly had to let their contract play out. Madonna fans in the know were insulted, some hardcore Prodigy fans respected their cred.

After the major club hit of “Firestarter” which brought international acclaim to the band, they soon later released the catchy, albeit sexist “Smack My B— Up.”  Women I knew at the time were divided. They loved the song, but hated the message. The band later released a video of the song showing violence against a woman and drug use, with the abuser later turning out to be a woman.

The band had recently released their latest album, “No Tourists,” and were set to embark upon a 2019 world tour. Sadly this month, Keith Flint was found in his home, allegedly having taken his own life. Knowing some of the history of Prodigy however, one may wonder if in fact it was drug related.

While not the first of their style as some media wrongly claim–they are certainly a great, legendary band. Keith Flint was a huge part of that legacy, along with Liam Howlett and Maxim. He will be greatly missed.

subnormal, 2019

Best New Music

The Goddess Aurora has a beautiful new song out, “Animal.” Her tour kicks off soon and she will be in Los Angeles next month at The Fonda!  Old school fans of Kate Bush and The Cranberries will love this brilliant, amazing, phenomenal artist who channels the spirit with her elegant and hauntingly beautiful voice, dance, and essence.

Broods’  third studio album, “Don’t Feed The Pop Monster,” is available now courtesy Neon Gold / Atlantic Records. The 12-track album includes previously released tracks “Falling Apart,” “Hospitalized,” “Everything Goes (Wow),” and lead single “Peach.”

“Everything Goes,” below is a nice, catchy pop song blending modern retro trip hop trances, and light crunchy guitar smashed into some nice tight distortion that flows with a seamless vibe.  Assisting in the expert and unique sound;  Broods’ Caleb & Georgia Nott reunited with longtime collaborator Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), along with Swedish production duo Jack & Coke (Charli XCX, Tove Lo), Big Taste (Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber), Tommy English (Kacey Musgraves) and others  to create a unique and compelling album. ’

“Our goal was to make songs that are true to us, without hiding behind any kind of façade. We worked really hard and went through a thousand different emotions in the process,” states Broods’ Georgia Nott, “The fact that we can feel so many different emotions and still make something that’s so true to us—to me that’s the most important part of this whole experience and we’re so excited to finally share this album with the world.”

Next month, the band will embark on their North American headlining tour. Kicking off on March 26 in Santa Ana, CA, the tour will bring the band through Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York City and more.

Wallows are a very solid band, well worth hearing. The release of their debut album “Nothing Happens” hits March 22nd on Atlantic Records.  Recorded at Los Angeles’ Sargent Studios, the album sees Wallows reunited with Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Alvvays, Future Islands).

Wallows first video and single from “Nothing Happens” titled “Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)  is an amusing video, and outstanding song, that will be sure to find it’s way onto our very discriminatory playlist.

The video, directed by Drew Kirsch (Louis The Child, John Legend, Quinn XCII), features Wallows in a retro karaoke bar surrounded by friends and familiar faces including special appearances by Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser), Brian Jones (Vampire Weekend, Human Natural), and Nina Ljeti (1980s Horror Film II music video director), among others.

The band will be kicking of a North American tour this month before heading over to Europe.

The beautiful and talented Kimbra is back with a cool new single. The song certainly deserves a great music video, and Kimbra herself deserves much more attention.

Kacey Musgraves is yet another beautiful singer with a lovely voice, perfectly on key and a sweet tone and pitch. “Love is a Wild Thing” here is an outstanding song, reminding of the country-rock crossover appeal of early Jewel.

Due to overwhelming demand, the multiple GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter has added 17 new North American shows to her sold-out Oh, What a World: Tour. Following her previously announced tour dates, Kacey will hit the summer festival circuit, becoming the first-ever female country artist to play Coachella, and will then launch the second North American leg of her tour on August 24th.

On February 10th, Kacey will perform at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards in celebration of her four nominations for Album of the Year and Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies,” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.”

The Love You Down III fest featuring Swimm and Warpaint kicks of this Thursday and Friday at Echoplex in Hollywood. The advertising for the show was somewhat confusing, initially not totally clear if Warpaint were playing or not. It appears they are. We last saw Warpaint  (with a huge thanks to Columbia) opening for Depeche Mode, were amazing.

Listening to Warpaint is kind of like stepping into a magnificent church or temple. You need to stop everything else you are doing, be present, and prepare for your spirit to be lifted.

Also Thursday night,  returns for an LA gig. We first saw her at Glass House, then the El Rey, which were amazing. This week, she plays The Wiltern.  Her new single “Blur” below with Foster the People, as well as the rest of her new album Forever Neverland, is truly brilliant.

The brilliant and beautiful Grimes dropped a new single late last year, and it brilliantly shows her industrial rock roots. Having noted Skinny Puppy as an influence before, “We Appreciate Power”  shows industrial fans what we already knew; Grimes rocks.

Another great new artist we love–Poppy, is getting more and more trippy with each release. In the brilliant “Play Destroy,” she joined Grimes for this searing masterpiece.

Check back on this page later this week for more new content including the Hollywood Calendar.

2019, subnormal

Nomi Prins: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

A world renowned journalist, Nomi Prins is also a former international investment banker, author and speaker.  Her latest book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World, explores the central banks position in the world economic hierarchy.

Her former book; All the Presidents’ Bankers, is a groundbreaking narrative about the relationships of presidents to key bankers over the past century, and how they have impacted domestic and foreign policy. Her other books include Black Tuesday; a historical novel about the 1929 Stock Market Crash, and the hard-hitting expose It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street. She is also the author of Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron’s and Library Journal.

Nomi has appeared on numerous television programs internationally for BBC and RtTV, and nationally for CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, Democracy Now, Fox, and PBS.  She has been featured on hundreds of radio shows globally including for CNNRadio, Marketplace, NPR, BBC, and Canadian Programming.

Appearing in numerous documentaries, her writings have also been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Newsday, Mother Jones, Truthdig, The Guardian, The Nation, NY Daily News, and LaVanguardia, among more.

Nomi has spoken at many top institutions and forums including; The Federal Reserve IMF  World Bank Annual Global Central Bank Conference, Purdue University for the Sinai Forum, The University of Wisconsin for the Eau Claire Forum,  Ohio State University Law School, Columbia University, Pepperdine Graduate School of Business, National Consumer Law Center, Environmental Grantmakers Association, NASS Spinal Surgeons Conference, the Mexican Senate, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Nomi was a member of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Federal Reserve Reform Advisory Council, and is listed as one of America’s TopWonks. She is on the advisory board of the whistle-blowing group ExposeFacts, and a board member of animal welfare and wildlife conservation group, the Elephant Project.

Nomi received her BS in Math from SUNY Purchase, and MS in Statistics from New York University, where she completed coursework for a PhD in Statistics.

Prior to becoming a journalist, Nomi worked on Wall Street as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, ran the international analytics group as a senior managing director at Bear Stearns in London, and worked as a strategist at Lehman Brothers and analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Hollywood Sentinel and subnormal magazine are very pleased to bring you here our exclusive interview with Nomi Prins.

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