Other Voices Live broadcast a bumper concert from UCC this week, packed full with some of the best music from Ireland available now. It's hard to pick the best from the super set of acts, although Rufous Nightjar are spectacular.
OpenSea and Water & Music published a report into the music NFT market which presents stats for 2021 on the number of music NFT project drops, the blockchains and platforms used, and the different types of utilities offered by music NFT projects.
This week I watched Edgar Wright's excellent documentary The Sparks Brothers, about the band Sparks. To my musical shame, I didn't know who Sparks were beforehand, aside from recognising their early hit This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, without knowing the name of the band.
Scientists have recently discovered that Lemurs sing with categorical rhythm, something that was prior only known to be present with just birds and humans. This informative episode of NPR's Shortwave has all the details, along with some clips of singing Lemurs that happen to be Queen fans!