I.B. BAD ON A VIBRANT BUT BIFURCATED MARKETPLACE
What's growth got to do with it? (1/19a)
BRUCE GIVES OBAMA
A SEND-OFF SHOW
How fitting is that? (1/19a)
BBC RADIO 1 HOSTS FUTURE STARS
...including DIY up-and-comer Jorja Smith. (1/19a)
THE PRESIDENT-ELECT ON STREAMING
Political performance battle A companion piece to the SNL cold open. (1/19a)
Meet a genuine, bona fide rock star: Gutxi Bibang (pronounced, approximately, "Gucci BeBang"), a second-generation African from the Basque country of Spain who channels the fury of hard rock and punk through the fulcrum of swashbuckling psychedelic style. His "System of a Gun" clip below says it all, but we also like this quote from Atwood Magazine: "Gutxi Bibang has established himself as not only a major international force, but a veritable force for making modern, accessible rock music that inspires change–all while flipping a finger (or two, depending on your country) at dysfunctional systems everywhere."
His debut U.S. performance last night at Communion NYC, we're told, left behind smoking ruins and blown minds.