All of Marvel’s Netflix series have been cancelled, with Jessica Jones and The Punisher getting the axe

In the past few months, the Netflix arm of Marvel’s film and TV empire has clearly been winding things down. Whether it’s because of Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, or simply because the pop culture mega-conglomerate is trying to bring all of its properties in-house from now on, Netflix previously announced that Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have all been cancelled. Now the last dominoes have fallen, as Deadline reports that The Punisher and Jessica Jones have been axed. The former leaves just after its second season debuted on the streaming service, while the latter will air its already completed third season before ending its run. There’s no current release date for the final season of Jessica Jones, but it will mark the conclusion of a five-year run on Netflix for the far more adult side of Marvel’s output. Here’s Netflix’s statement to Deadline about the cancellations: “Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come. In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the […]

Police release Jussie Smollett attack suspects without charges

In the latest in a string of bizarre twists, police have released two Nigerian men from custody just hours after arresting them on suspicion that they were involved with the attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollet. “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet Friday night. The men — identified by TMZ as Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo — are brothers from Nigeria. At least one of them — Olabinjo — previously appeared as an extra on Empire. Police raided the brothers’ home on Thursday, where they found several bottles of bleach. Smollett initially told police that he was attacked by two men outside a Subway restaurant in Chicago during the early morning hours of January 29th. The 36-year-old actor, who is openly gay, described the assailants as white men wearing ski masks, who asked Smollett if he was “that f***ot Empire n*****?” before attacking him with a rope and bleach. As they fled the scene the men yelled, “This is MAGA country!” according to Smollett. Yesterday, police ruled out local media reports that Smollett staged the attack himself. Consequence […]

Madlib and Oh No Share Video for New Song “Big Whips”: Watch

Madlib and his younger brother, the rapper Oh No, have shared a new song called “Big Whips.” It arrives with a music video directed and edited by David James. Watch below (via Complex). “Big Whips” is set to appear on All City Records’ forthcoming Gangster Doodles Vol. 1 compilation—out March 1. Each track on the comp will come with an original drawing by Marlon Sassy aka Gangster Doodles. Along with Madlib and Oh No, the compilation features Quelle Chris, Kaytranada, Father, Chester Watson. Check out the album cover below. [embedded content] Pitchfork RSS Feed

HOUSE Magnetic Magazine Premiere: NØISE (Lowtempo Mix)

I’ve been a die–hard music fan since my youth, but I began to understand the structure of music when I learned to DJ 12 years ago. After a few years of DJing with vinyl, a program called Serato was introduced that allowed me to DJ using MP3’s with the same control I had with vinyl. As a bonus though, unlike vinyl, MP3’s can be edited and remixed. My first production endeavors were simple re-edits of songs for improved mixing. The post HOUSE Magnetic Magazine Premiere: NØISE (Lowtempo Mix) appeared first on Franchise.

18 photos from Cocoon’s masterful Printworks London opening party

Printworks London‘s latest series began with a bang last weekend as Sven Väth took his Cocoon party to the industrial spot. Patrick Topping, Grainger, Dana Ruh, Dubfire, Ilario Alicante joined the main man on September 29, putting on a show for the capital’s heads. Printworks continues this weekend (October 6) with Maceo Plex’s Mosaic. He’s joined by Len Faki, Ellen Allien, Danny Daze and loads more. Nina Kraviz, Mount Kimbie, Anastasia Kristensen, The Black Madonna all play later in the season. See how it went down below. Mixmag RSS Feed

Miranda Lambert dumps salad on woman in heated restaurant altercation

Some celebrities throw punches, others hurl expensive heels. For Miranda Lambert, her weapon of choice is… a fresh salad. The country music star was involved in a heated altercation this past Sunday that ended in Lambert dumping a salad on a woman’s lap. As TMZ reports, the incident took place at Stoney River Steakhouse in Nashville. It all began with an exchange about millennials between Lambert’s friend and older male customer. Their tense convo apparently escalated to the point that Lambert and the older male got into a screaming match with one another. The musician — who was described as being “in a fit” and actually needing to be held back — retaliated by targeting the man’s wife, who was also dining at the restaurant. Lambert reportedly walked over to the couple’s table, picked up the wife’s salad, and proceeded to dump the dish on her lap in front of everyone. That’s one way to get tableside service. Police eventually responded, but when they arrived Lambert and her friend were long gone. An official police report hasn’t been filed. TMZ obtained video footage of the salad-dumping aftermath, which can be seen below. There also photos over on TMZ’s website. [embedded […]

REVIBE’s energy gel fueled 50,000 ravers all summer long

In August, we covered REVIBE energy gel and how its caffeine and alcohol-free formula can keep ravers going without dreaded hangovers. It launched headfirst into clubland this summer, making appearances at Cocoon in the Park, SW4 Festival, Full Moon Europe, MTV Calling and Bassfest, saving 50,000 weary ravers across the UK. The brand shows no signs of slowing down with new partners, venues and countries all being discussed for release in these up-and-coming colder months. More information can be found here. See images from this summer below. Mixmag RSS Feed

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles: When the Fab Four Met Ed Sullivan

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery “Struck by lightning.” That’s how my father describes the sensation of watching The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. “I had never been so excited by any musical group or performance like that.” It’s a definitive event from his childhood — as it was for millions of other Americans — as monumental as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy or the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The next day at school, it was all he and his classmates (and their teachers) wanted to talk about; in the days that followed, he remembers spinning his copy of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” while he and his sisters pretended to be The Beatles, playing along on broomsticks as if they were guitars. [embedded content] Listening to him talk about his memories of that performance 55 years ago, I realize that it can never happen again. The world’s gotten smaller, but the culture’s gotten larger; TVs have more than three channels, and “rock music” is no longer synonymous with “pop music.” It’s impossible now for any musical act, let alone a rock […]

Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich Responds to Ariana Grande Tweets: “It Was a Surprise”

Earlier this week, Ariana Grande spoke out publicly about her decision not to attend or perform at the 61st Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles tomorrow, Sunday, February 10. She called out Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, who had given an interview about her absence and said that the singer “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” Ariana tweeted that he was “lying”: “I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend,” she said. Now, Ehrlich has responded to Ariana in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I saw those tweets and what she said. I guess it was a surprise,” he said. “I will say this, and they don’t want me to say it but I’m going to say it: The thing that probably bothered me more than whatever else she said about me is when she said I’m not collaborative.” He also stated that he “usually does not have this happen,” and that he never spoke with Ariana directly, instead corresponding with her management team. “I don’t know […]

Kanye West sued by family of little girl sampled in “Ultralight Beam”

One of the many joys of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo single “Ultralight Beam” is hearing the sample of that little girl praying in the very beginning. Unfortunately for Yeezy, that heavenly voice is now sending him into legal hell. As TMZ reports, Andrew and Shirley Green, the legal guardians of Natalie, the then-four-year-old whose prayer went viral in early 2016, claim that Kanye asked the wrong parents for permission to use the sample. In court documents obtained by TMZ, the Greens, who adopted Natalie in December 2012, claim that Kanye cleared the sample through Natalie’s biological mother Alice Johnson, who has no authorization. What’s more, they state that Johnson never received a written license or payment in the aftermath, and are now currently seeking profits from the single in addition to other unspecified damages. Revisit the track below, followed by the original viral video.. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed