An Oscar nominees playlist in preparation for March 2.
(RNN) - Whether you're an official Bonnaroovian or simply considering experiencing the Roo for the first time, Wednesday is the day you've been waiting for - it's BLAM time. A little later tonight the 2014 lineup will be announced - and it'll be a creative one at that.
Starting at 7 p.m. ET the BLAM (Bonnaroo Line-up Announcement Megashow) will kick off with hosts Taran Killam and Hannibal Buress, and include a Bonnaroo-style jam with The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds, as well as two hours of covers from artists like Dave Matthews, Kings of Leon, Phish, .fun, The Lumineers, Tenacious D and more.
Then at 9 p.m. the big announcement will take place and it'll all wind down by 9:30 p.m.
(Spoiler alert: We hear Wiz Khalifa is locked in to play).
If you're familiar with the Roo, you know the announcement ceremony has almost become as big as the festival itself - and that's OK, it's always entertaining to say the least.
If you have an Xbox, you can stream BLAM off of the Bonnaroo app or watch the show at www.bonnaroo.com.
Stream Beck's entire Morning Phase album ahead of release
We've waited eight years for new music from Beck, and thanks to NPR it's finally here - a week early.
Morning Phase serves as a companion piece to Beck's 2002 album Sea Change, and several of the tracks were recorded years ago for an album that never materialized. However, the album is different in its own right, showing how Beck has reinvented himself over the past eight years.
In January he offered a preview of Blue Moon, one of the songs on the album, giving fans an idea of what to expect - melancholic, haunting, and yet extraordinarily complex.
Welcome back Beck, welcome back.
Head on over to NPR and give it a listen while you can. Morning Phase will officially release on Feb. 25.
David Crosby undergoes heart procedure, postpones shows
David Crosby will reschedule a handful of shows missed due to doctors placing two stents in his artery on Valentine's Day.
Doctors found a 90 percent blockage in the left coronary artery. The stents increase blood flow to the heart. Crosby says he did not have a heart attack, but that not listening to his doctor would have certainly led to one.
He's expected to make a full recovery.
"It seems I am once again a very lucky man," Crosby said in a statement. "I'm sorry to have to move the dates, but I promise the music will be good when we do play them."
The rescheduled dates include two shows in Vienna, VA, San Francisco and Chicago as well as five sold-out shows in Los Angeles.
Crosby released his first solo album in 20 years in January.
Academy hosts first Oscar concert
This year the Oscars are honoring their music nominees in a whole new way. The Academy will have a live Oscar concert on Feb. 27 at UCLA's Royce Hall.
The concert will include an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers, and preceded by a brief Q and A with each composer.
The nominated composers are William Butler and Owen Pallett for Her; Alexandre Desplat for Philomena; Thomas Newman for Saving Mr. Banks; Steven Price for Gravity; and John Williams for The Book Thief.
The concert will also include special performances of nominated original songs, including Let It Go performed by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and Happy performed by Grammy-winner singer-songwriter Jill Scott.
Interested in hearing the Oscar-nominated original songs and scores? Check out our Oscars playlist on Spotify.
Get your drama on
ZZ Ward is one of music's best emerging artists and if you haven't been introduced to her, as our columnist friend at Your Week in Pop Culture would say, "Get it together!"
Ward released a lyric video for her ballad,Last Love Song, with lots of dramatic overacting. Hit play, grab a lighter (unless you're at work) and wave it around with proper, swaying sentimentality.
Devo founding member Bob Casale died Monday.
The band says the guitarist of the quirky '80s group died of heart failure.
"As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got," said Gerald Casale, a founding member and Bob Casale's brother, in a statement on the band's website.
Bob Casale was 61 years old.
Candice Glover: Music Speaks - Feb. 18
Ashanti: Braveheart - Feb. 18
Eric Church: The Outsiders - Feb. 11
Greg Laswell: I Was Going To Be An Astronaut - Feb. 11
Beck: Morning Phase - Feb. 25
Dierks Bentley: Riser - Feb. 25
MKTO: MKTO - April 1
Music is largely about love – making up and breaking up. And if Valentine's Day was particularly brutal to you this year, the creative geniuses at CDZA want to help you move forward with their mashup of break-up anthems through musical history.
Girls, sing it out loud and proud and get it off your chest.
And to be fair, guys, here's your dose of musical therapy.