The only person who bakes better brownies than Snoop Dogg is Martha Stewart. Naturally, they finally decided to team up to host a cooking show and, based off the first trailer, things look tastier than imagined. They’re not the only ones doubling down on music. Hamilton had its timeline chronicled in a PBS documentary, Beck made a supergroup with super-famous musicians, Joanna Newsom shared a gorgeous leftover song, and Run the Jewels are back with a bold single.
Finally, a show you and your mother can enjoy together. On November 7, VH1 will premiere the very real TV series Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner. The show is hosted by, yes, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Even since Snoop came by her show in 2008 to make mashed potatoes, the two stayed in touch and (really!) became friends. After joining forces to roast Justin Bieber in 2015, the duo decided to work together more often. The show will see them cook with celebrity guests. Based on the trailer above, you can expect plenty of weed jokes and unusual cooking humor. Welcome to 2016, folks. [Consequence of Sound]
If you loved Hamilton, then you need to flip on PBS. The station just aired an 82-minute documentary about the story of the hip-hop musical. The film, called Hamilton’s America, talks about Lin-Manuel Miranda, the history of the musical, and how it relates to current-day politics. There to share their opinions on it all are none other than Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, and Elizabeth Warren. All in all, it’s an early Halloween treat. Check it out above even if you don’t have cable (Yay!) because America is great sometimes, even if we need to rewrite our history. [Pitchfork]
This past Saturday night, a bunch of unlikely musical celebrities joined forces to form a supergroup. The members? Beck, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Of course, this was for a charity concert, not just for laughs, to help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. They performed The Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA,” Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb,” Bruce Springsteen’s “My Hometown,” and songs by Prince, Ariana Grande, and more. The lineup also featured The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan, E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan, and Goldfrapp’s Davide Rossi. That’s a lot of names for one news blurb, so take a break to watch footage from the event above and smile knowing our heroes are all friends, or at least friendly enough to cover songs together. [Consequence of Sound]
Last year, Joanna Newsom returned with her first album since 2010, the excellent Divers. On October 23, her record label Drag City shared a song that didn’t make it onto the album, “Make Hay”, to celebrate its anniversary. It’s full of bright piano that romps around while Newsom sings through deep notes and friendly falsettos. Best of all, another song called “China” is set to come out on a later date. What a twinkly treat. [Pitchfork]
Rap fans, your Christmas has come early. Run the Jewels announced their third album, Run the Jewels 3, is on the way. There’s no official release date, nor are there any songs set to drop from it, but El-P shared a new single called “Talk To Me” by the duo and didn’t say if it would be included on the record or not. It’s fiery and fast, showing they haven’t slowed down at all, even for the Adult Swim Singles series on which it premieres. Check it out above and head to the series’ website to download it for free. [Rolling Stone]
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