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Monday, January 21, 2019

#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Jan. 21

Posted By on Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 1:24 PM

click to enlarge Benji becoming part of the Misra Records family - PHOTO: SCREENSHOT OF @AVATARBENJI 'S TWEET
  • Photo: Screenshot of @AvatarBenji 's tweet
  • Benji becoming part of the Misra Records family

Every Monday, CP staff writer Jordan Snowden wraps up the weekend in local and national music news with #MusicMonday. Here's what went down in the past few days.

Local

Country-pop crossover star Maren Morris is headed to Stage AE April 25. Tickets go on sale tomorrow but with the code “Lovesong” you can grab yours today.

What are your favorite WYEP songs? Until Feb. 27, the local station is accepting submissions for their 913 Songs Countdown. In March WYEP will be playing a countdown of, you guessed it, 913 songs voted by listeners. Every qualified voter will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an autographed vinyl prize pack.

December Pittsburgh City Paper cover star, Benji., signed to Misra Records. This came just as few days after the hip-hop artist was named one for NPR’s 2019 artists to watch.

Mac Miller would have turned 27 last Saturday. Fans from Pittsburgh and beyond took to social media to wish the late rapper a Happy Birthday.

After 14 years, Room 16, a dance/night club in the Strip District is closing at the end of January. On Friday the club had a Static Nightclub reunion party. More nostalgic events will take place throughout the remainder of the month.

National

Did Ariana Grande's new single, "7 Rings" sound familiar to you? It did to fans of Princess Nokia, Soulja Boy, and 2 Chainz, who are all claiming Grande ripped off their beat and sound.

Two documentaries (Hulu and Netflix) were released last week chronicling the disaster that was the Fyre Festival. Ja Rule, one of the co-founders of the festival, took to Twitter to defend himself after he was left looking less than innocent.
The tweets go on for quite a while, so check them out if you're looking to fall deeper into the Fyre rabbit hole.

That's all for today. Check back next week for another edition of #MusicMonday. 

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