Saturday, February 24, 2024

Around the Tubes: February 24, 2024


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post includes blurbs on Extraordinary, Olivia Rodrigo, Noah Kahan, True Detective, The Thread, Grouplove, Modern English, Kid Cudi, Eddie Vedder, and Chad Powers.

- Hulu has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated second season of the critically-acclaimed comedy "Extraordinary," along with new key art. Check it out below!  The Original series will premiere Wednesday, March 6, only on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ in the rest of the world. Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrols as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers that the process of finding her power isn’t as easy as she hoped, and things in the rest of her life aren’t smooth sailing either. Ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord (Luke Rollason) has had an unexpected revelation about his past, and Kash (Bilal Hasna) and Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) are attempting to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof. It seems that Jen and the gang are dealing with new levels of adulting and chaos that none of them are prepared for. 

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriters Olivia Rodrigo and Noah Kahan team up on a special live recording that will be available at participating independent record stores as part of the celebration of Record Store Day. Olivia Rodrigo “Stick Season”/Noah Kahan “Lacy” - FROM THE BBC RADIO 1 LIVE LOUNGE will be released on April 20 via Geffen/Mercury/Republic.  The 7-inch colored vinyl features three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Rodrigo covering Kahan’s breakout hit “Stick Season” on Side A and GRAMMY® Best New Artist nominee Kahan delivering a stunning rendition of “Lacy” from Rodrigo’s chart-topping sophomore album, GUTS, on Side B. “Stick Season,” the lead single from Kahan’s 2022 album of the same name, has been certified 2x Platinum in the U.S. “Lacy” was named as one of the best songs of 2023 by Variety, which noted, “Rodrigo makes poetry out of insecurity like nobody’s business.” More information and participating stores at

Get on the case and catch up on all the clues from HBO’s riveting Emmy Award®-winning limited series, as Warner Bros Discovery Home Entertainment releases True Detective: Night Country on Digital now, and on Blu-ray & DVD July 9. Fans and newcomers alike can binge on all 6 thrilling episodes from Season 4, while they search for answers and go behind the scenes with bonus content.  True Detective: Night Country is available now to purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. The series will also be available on Blu-ray & DVD by purchasing online and in-store at major retailers on July 9. Pre-order your copy now.

Life Stories, a nonprofit media organization that produces and distributes films about people whose lives inspire meaningful change, announced it will stream THE THREAD, a new documentary interview series on YouTube in which exceptional individuals share the different paths they have taken to lead meaningful lives.  16 episodes of THE THREAD will premiere weekly from March 4 - June 17, 2024 and feature interviews with Gloria EstefanMartin SheenKurt "Big Boy" AlexanderTony HawkKatie CouricMitt Romney, and other notable figures. THE THREAD will be made available to the public through the Life Stories website (, Life Stories YouTube channel, and as a podcast across all major platforms. THE THREAD: Season One trailer can be seen here:

GRAMMY® Best New Artist nominee and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Noah Kahan’s global smash hit “Stick Season” enters the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this week following the release of the long-awaited, final installment of the Stick Season series, Stick Season (Forever). Released on February 9th via Mercury Records / Republic RecordsStick Season (Forever) debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and upon release, “Stick Season” immediately rose to #1 on the Spotify Top Songs USA Chart. Not to mention, this week following his two sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena, Kahan achieved a rare album and single charts double in the UK as Stick Season (Forever) topped the UK Official Albums Chart for the first time and “Stick Season” held the #1 position on the UK Official Singles Chart for the seventh consecutive week. Noah joins the likes of Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and Adele as a select group of superstar artists to have accomplished this incredible achievement.  

 Indie rock mainstays GROUPLOVE release their frenetic new single “Chances” to kick off their headline North American tour. With the band’s vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper at the helm, the new offering is an overstimulated, hallucinogenic, aggressive singsong. A band that transcends their ever-shapeshifting genre, GROUPLOVE too has evolved over the last decade, channeling their ecstatic energy into the deepest tensions of the human psyche, all while playing with the contradictions and complications of existing — Stream “Chances."  With this new single following their 2023 album I Want It All Right Nowand smashing the bottle on the ship of the Rock And Roll You Won’t Save Me Tour, GROUPLOVE will spend the next month on a massive headline run with support from BullyVIP packages for the tour include access to an intimate pre-show soundcheck performance and Q&A, as well as an exclusive fan zine designed by the band. The months of May and June will also see the band make stops at Wildflower! Festival and Bonnaroo. See all upcoming tour dates here and below. 

Modern English is excited to announce the release of 1 2 3 4,  the legendary British new wave/post-punk band’s first album of new material in eight years. Produced by Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails), mixed by Cenzo Townsend and mastered at Abbey Road1 2 3 4 retains the intrinsic spirit of these early post-punk days, and is also a sterling sonic example of what Modern English have always done best. The album encompasses seething songs with a punk bite (“Long in The Tooth,” “Plastic”), keyboard-forward melodic rockers ("Not Fake,” "Crazy Lovers") and simmering, darkwave-meets-post-punk gems (“Exploding,” “Out to Lunch”). With a touch of subtle themes lifted from After the Snow (1982) and Ricochet Days (1984) that include the environment, aging, failed relationships, love, politics and more, 1 2 3 4 finds the legendary band delving into nostalgia but, as always, exploring new creative territory. Stream the band’s new single, “Not Fake,” on YouTube HERE. 

Building out an artistic realm without comparison, GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum sonic visionary, artist, producer, actor and director Kid Cudi unveils a brand new offering entitled, INSANO (NITRO MEGA), out now via Republic Records. He has magnified the world of his 2024 ninth studio album, INSANO, with 18 brand new tracks on INSANO (NITRO MEGA). As such, he delivers not just a spiritual successor, but a fully realized body of work in its own right and, as Cudi put it on Twitter, “a continuation, a elevation of the vibes.”  Listen HERE.  It notably includes a like minded cohort of talent, namely Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Chip The Ripper and more. Check out the full tracklisting below.

 The second annual Reportin’ For Duty took place last weekend, honoring the late Leslie Jordan’s life of service by raising over $1 Million for EB Research Partnership (EBRP), an organization close to his heart that is dedicated to funding research to treat and cure Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). The night featured intimate performances from Post Malone, EBRP Co-Founder Eddie Vedder, The War And Treaty, Jelly Roll, Ruby Amanfu, Jake Wesley Rogers and Dan Spencer.  Watch Post Malone and Eddie Vedder perform “Better Man”  Taking place at Humble Baron at Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, TN, the concert and live auction helped support EBRP, which funds innovative and life-saving rare disease research projects.

Hulu announced the series order for half-hour comedy “Chad Powers,” from co-creators and executive producers Glen Powell and Michael Waldron. Eli Manning serves as executive producer along with Omaha Productions’ Peyton Manning, Jamie Horowitz, Ben Brown and ESPN. Waldron and Adam Fasullo are producing for Anomaly Pictures. The series stars Powell, who is also co-creating, co-writing and executive producing under his production co-banner Barnstorm Productions.  It hails from 20th Television.  When bad behavior nukes hotshot QB Russ Holliday’s college career, he disguises himself and walks onto a struggling Southern football team as the talented, affable Chad Powers. Based on the sketch produced by NFL Films and Omaha Productions that aired on ESPN+ as part of the Eli's Places series, the half-hour comedy from 20th Televison will stream on Hulu. Powell and Waldron co-wrote the pilot.


Sunday, February 18, 2024

57 Channels and Only This Is On: February 18, 2024


True Detective:  It seems like this show started out with an interesting scientists being frozen into an ice sculpture but has been overtaken but some unsolved, generic domestic violence case.  Thankfully there is only one week left.


Death and Other Details: Killing some nobody is one thing, but kind of bold that this shadowy figure knocked off a governor.  I guess that will be the downfall of the shadowy figure.


La Brea:  The show was just dumb fun for the first two seasons, but budget cuts really hurt this final season with multiple characters only showing up for an episode or two.  But they did regain that dumb fun for the series finale.  The scene with the army with guns being taken down by people with bows and arrows may have been the funniest thing the show has ever down.


The Challenge: Battle for a New Challenge:  Repeating Control, Chaos, and Conquest just is not working for the finale.  At least we only have one episode left in this season.  Well, and then probably a two part reunion.


Resident Alien:   Harry working in an office may end up being weirder than him being a doctor.  I also cannot imagine it will end well.


Ghosts:  I thought the British boyfriend was going to be the one sucked off, but if one of the main characters had to go, it was probably for the best that the hippie was sucked off.  She was the least funny and the I do not remember anything because I took too many drugs is just a one note joke.  I wonder if she will get replaced by the headless guy, or we will just have one less main ghost.


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Around the Tubes: February 17, 2024


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post includes blurbs on Wicked, Bob Marley, Rod Stewart, The Black Crowes, and Hulu's spring schedule.

After two decades as one of the most beloved and enduring musicals on the stage, Wicked makes its long-awaited journey to the big screen as a spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event this holiday season.  Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, stars Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Broadway’s The Color Purple) as Elphaba, a young woman, misunderstood because of her unusual green skin, who has yet to discover her true power, and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Ariana Grande as Glinda, a popular young woman, gilded by privilege and ambition, who has yet to discover her true heart. WICKED – In Theaters November 27.

In conjunction with the upcoming biopic Bob Marley: One Love, which is based on the life of global icon, Island/UMe will be releasing a new limited edition of Bob Marley ’s timeless album, Exodus, on May 24, 2024. Including an exclusive 10” LP of rare bonus tracks and an essay by Jamaican historian Herbie Miller, this all-new package will be encased in a gatefold design for the first time and is available for preorder HERE.  Cited by Time Magazine as the Best Album of the 20th Century (“Every song is a classic, from the messages of love to the anthems of revolution”) and the BBC as the “album that defined the 20th Century,” the legacy of Exodus extends beyond genres, eras, and continents, whose impact propelled Third World culture and politics into the global spotlight.

 To mark Valentine's Day, Sir Rod Stewart and Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra release Pennies From Heaven," their third offering from the exquisite collaborative album Swing Fever - out February 23rd on Warner Records.  The track sees a sensational interpretation of the early American classic written by Arthur Johnston and Johnny Burke.  As Jools explains, "It’s such a lovely song and you can do it a lot of different ways. The lyrics are very optimistic and positive, and in the mouth of Rod, they're like modern poems of the 20th century. It's an expression of joy and the message of it is, 'It's going to be alright.'"

legendary rock band The Black Crowes debut “Cross Your Fingers,” their second release from their highly anticipated new album Happiness Bastards, dropping March 15th via the band’s own Silver Arrow Records. An electrifying plea against a toxic lover “Cross Your Fingers” couples’ romantic agony with a killer guitar riff, emphasizing the blistering heat of a fraught relationship. Stream “Cross Your Fingers” HERE. Following the exhilarating lead single “Wanting and Waiting,” from the forthcoming album Happiness Bastards, “Cross Your Fingers” packs on the momentum with the urgency of a band who is just getting started. A delicate acoustic introduction makes way for an explosive, guitar-tearing drop and rhythmic chorus infused with the funk and soul of the Robinson Brothers’ Georgia roots. Since its release in January, “Wanting and Waiting” has dominated the airwaves – already top 10 at four radio formats, including AAA, Americana, Active Rock, and Canadian Active Rock.

- Hulu announced launch dates for three forthcoming titles: “Under The Bridge,” “Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told,” and “The Contestant.”  Please see below for Hulu's Spring Programming Slate.  Click on the title for the trailer (if available):


EXTRAORDINARY SEASON 2 (MARCH 6, 2024,all at once)

WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES (MARCH 28, 2024, 3 episodes at launch, then weekly)

UNDER THE BRIDGE (APRIL 17, 2024, 2 at launch, then weekly)






DAVEY & JONESIE'S LOCKER (MARCH 22, 2024, all at once)

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Around the Tubes: January 10, 2024


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post includes blurbs on A Gentleman in Moscow, Em Beihold, Noah Kahan, Bob Marley, Garbage, Marcus King, Yard Act, Zara Larsson, The Veronicas, Dylan, The Chiand Dreaming Whilst Black.

SHOWTIME today released first-look images from the new eight-episode series A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW and announced it will premiere Friday, March 29 on streaming and on demand for Paramount+ subscribers with the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan before its on-air debut on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME on Sunday, March 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series also will premiere on Paramount+ on March 29 in Canada, the UK and Australia with additional Paramount+ international territories to follow at a later date.   An adaptation of Amor Towles’ internationally best-selling novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW follows Count Alexander Rostov, played by Emmy® Award-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars franchise, Halston, Trainspotting), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol and threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.


- Platinum-certified critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Em Beihold returns with her much-anticipated new single “Maybe Life Is Good” out now via Moon Projects/Republic Records.  Listen to “Maybe Life Is Good” HERE.  Fans have clamored for the track’s official release ever since she first posted a snippet of “Maybe Life Is Good” on social media. In advance of its arrival, it has already generated nearly 500K views and counting across platforms.

 GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Noah Kahan reveals the long awaited final release of the Stick Season series titled Stick Season (Forever), out today via Mercury Records/Republic Records—listen HERE. The 30-track collection includes his new highly anticipated single “Forever” and two new collaborations, “You’re Gonna Go Far” with Brandi Carlile and “Paul Revere” with Gregory Alan Isakov. These three new songs join 21 previously released tracks from 2022’s Platinum-Certified Stick Season and its 2023 follow-up Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever), as well as critically acclaimed collaborations with Post MaloneKacey MusgravesHozierSam FenderGracie Abrams, and Lizzy McAlpine.  Noah says, “I am excited and kind of sad to be releasing ‘Forever,’ alongside these two dream collaborations with Brandi Carlile and Gregory Alan Isakov. Firstly, I’m grateful and beyond proud to be sharing these two songs with artists that have soundtracked my entire life. Gregory and Brandi have written songs that have carried me through pain, loneliness, dramatic life changes, and the entirety of my career. I am so honored to have them on this final re-release.”

The worldwide digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the highly anticipated feature Bob Marley: One Love is available now via UMe/Island Records/Tuff Gong.  Bob Marley and the Wailers — One Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack comprises 17 of the late reggae luminary’s best-known recordings, which will be featured in director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biographical drama. The film debuts in theaters nationwide on Feb. 14. Experience Bob Marley and the Wailers — One Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack HERE

Due to demand, influential alternative rock band Garbage is making their 4th studio album, Bleed Like Me, available on vinyl for the first time since it was originally released in 2005. Bleed Like Me is out on April 5 via UMe.  Fully remastered for 2024, this expanded reissue of 2005’s Bleed Like Me includes 2CD, 1LP white vinyl, deluxe 2LP red vinyl, and HD digital formats and features b-sides, rare tracks, remixes and alternate versions of tracks.  PRE-ORDER HERE

Marcus King announced the release of his new Rick Rubin produced album, Mood Swings, released on April 5 via American/Republic Records. In support of this new album, King also announced his 2024 headlining tour across North America and Europe produced by Live Nation and FPC Live!, in addition to dates supporting Chris Stapleton. More information available on - for information on tickets and pre-sale see below.  Mood Swings is King’s magnum opus, an eclectic symphony of soul that is uniquely timeless and current.  Drawing on King’s darkest moments, it became a beacon of hope for King as he created it, and will be a refuge for anyone going through similar challenges in their lives.

Yard Act have shared "When The Laughter Stops" feat. Katy J Pearson, the final advance preview of their upcoming second album Where's My Utopia? due out on March 1st.  Where's My Utopia? is the follow up to the Leeds band's breakout debut record The Overload, which arrived in January 2022. The Overload was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize after a slew of positive reviews, national radio playlistings, and a placing at #2 on the Official UK Charts. The new album is a co-production between Yard Act and Gorillaz member Remi Kabaka Jr..  Listen to "When The Laughter Stops" feat. Katy J Pearson HERE.  Watch the "When The Laughter Stops" feat. Katy J Pearson video HERE.  Preorder Where's My Utopia? HERE.

Multiplatinum chart-topping global pop powerhouse Zara Larsson releases her brand-new studio album VENUS. Get the 12-track album HERE via Sommer House/Epic Records. Along with the new album, today Zara Larsson has shared the electric official music video for new single “You Love Who You Love.” The video was notably co-directed by Zara herself alongside Viivi Huska. In the clip, Zara stars as a pawnshop owner where you can trade in your ex’s gold for cash, and lends her support to a friend getting over a breakup. Watch it HERE. Just yesterday, Zara Larsson gave the US debut TV performance of “You Love Who You Love” on Good Morning America. Watch it HERE.

- Hitmaking Australian sisters The Veronicas further teased their highly anticipated new album Gothic Summer by unveiling the newest single “Here To Dance.” Over a funk-disco rhythmic bass and shimmery strings, “Here To Dance” reminds you to dance like no one's watching. "This song is about disengaging from drama, whether online or personal, and remaining unbothered," Jessica explains. "’I don't care who's watching, I'm just here to dance’ is a metaphor and a directive to go where the love is." Stream HERE.

- one of the UK’s hottest prospects, rising pop/alt-artist DYLAN, has returned with “The Alibi”, a glittering reintroduction with incisive lyricism that pushes her sound into the upper echelons of pop. The soundtrack to her generation’s heartbreak, the track sees the 24-year old- who was recently nominated for Rolling Stone UK's "Rising Star Award," reaches new heights of vulnerability, while boasting some of her strongest storytelling to date.  Listen to 'The Alibi'  Co-written by DYLAN with Ines Dunn (Mimi Webb) & Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé), “The Alibi” shifts away from the driving guitars normally associated with DYLAN, drawing focus to DYLAN’s crystalline voice placed over synths that build into an irresistibly hooky chorus. A deeply personal, yet relatable pop-anthem, the track documents the aftermath of her greatest, yet most toxic love story. That these lyrics are set to her most polished track to date, makes the song even more striking.

SHOWTIME announced today that the second half of the sixth season of the hit drama series THE CHI will return on Friday, May 10 on streaming and on demand for Paramount+ subscribers with the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME® plan, before making its on-air debut on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME on Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series is currently in production in Chicago on the remaining eight episodes of the supersized 16-episode season.   Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Twenties, Master of None) under her Hillman Grad banner and executive produced by Academy Award® and Emmy winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is produced by 20th Television.

SHOWTIME has picked up a second season of the critically acclaimed half-hour dramedy series DREAMING WHILST BLACK, which garnered industry praise for its inaugural season, including nominations from the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards and the NAACP Image Awards. Featuring returning star and BAFTA Award winning co-creator and co-writer Adjani Salmon (Chivalry), season two is expected to commence filming later this year in the UK. The season will premiere in the U.S. on streaming and on demand for Paramount+ for subscribers with the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan, on air on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, and in the UK on BBC Three and iPlayer. The series is co-produced by Big Deal Films in creative collaboration with A24. A24 will also distribute the series globally.  Loosely inspired by real-life events, DREAMING WHILST BLACK season one tells the story of Kwabena (Salmon), an aspiring filmmaker stuck in a dead-end recruitment job who takes the first step toward achieving his dream. Along the way, he is quickly confronted with the tribulations of balancing finances, love, and his own sense of reality. The series was adapted from the web series and acclaimed Big Deal Films-produced BBC pilot of the same name, which earned Salmon the 2022 BAFTA for Emerging Talent: Fiction and Screen International Star of Tomorrow. The show and Salmon have secured additional award recognition within the UK, including The Royal Television Society's 2022 Breakthrough Award win for Salmon and series nominations in the International Emmys and the Broadcast Awards.


Sunday, February 04, 2024

57 Channels and Only This Is On: February 4, 2024


True Detective:  Is this show really going down the supernatural rabbit hole?  The first season played footsie with it before declaring that humans are the real monsters.  But they are really laying it on thick this season to the point where they really are going to have a hard time explaining how this is all really happening.


Death and Other Details:  Wait, they already caught the murderer?  The waitress really did it?  Well, I guess that was the death and now we are moving on to the other details.  Though I got the feeling the Indian dude is the big bad they were speaking of.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians:   Ha, Edge got beat up by a little kid.  That would have been the saddest defeat I saw this week if it were not for…


La Brea:  Scott asking if this was Back to the Future or Terminator rules is the smartest thing anyone said on this show, even though that was pretty much already asked during Endgame.  Unfortunately we did not get an answer.


The Challenge: Battle for a New Challenge:  Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.  Last week those two duds had to team up to beat a chick and this week they lost to one because they were too dumb to make a chicken out of shapes.  Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

Around the Tubes: February 3, 2023


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post includes blurbs on Extraordinary, Black History Month, The Last Repair Shop, and Black Pumas, and Colouring.

- Hulu has released first look images for the highly anticipated second season of the critically-acclaimed comedy "Extraordinary."  The Original series will premiere Wednesday, March 6, only on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ in the rest of the world. Season two picks up where season one spectacularly left off, following Jen (Máiréad Tyers) on her powers journey as she enrols as a client at the power clinic. Jen soon discovers that the process of finding her power isn’t as easy as she hoped, and things in the rest of her life aren’t smooth sailing either. Ex-cat, now-boyfriend Jizzlord (Luke Rollason) has had an unexpected revelation about his past, and Kash (Bilal Hasna) and Carrie (Sofia Oxenham) are attempting to be totally mature and dignified about their break-up, which is not easy when they’re still living under the same roof. It seems that Jen and the gang are dealing with new levels of adulting and chaos that none of them are prepared for. 

- In honor of Black History Month, Hulu is proud to continue highlighting Black stories and storytellers through our refreshed "Black Stories Always" hub throughout February and all year round. This upcoming month brings exciting TV and film premieres, including Hulu Original "Love & WWE: Bianca & Montez," Nat Geo’s "Genius: MLK/X" and "The Space Race," Andscape's "Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story," and the season three premiere of acclaimed series and winner of Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, "Abbott Elementary!"   As part of Hulu’s "Black Stories Always" campaign, explore our extensive film and TV content showcasing talents of Black creators. Titles include FX’s "Snowfall," Andscape’s "Cypher," Onyx Collective’s "Reasonable Doubt," fan-favorites including "The Bernie Mac Show," "My Wife and Kids," "The Wonder Years," the beloved film "Soul Food" and many more. This year marks the iconic anniversaries of "Family Matters" (35 years), "Sister, Sister" (30 years) and "Black-ish" (10 years), as well as the 10th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film "12 Years A Slave."

From Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated and Emmy®-winning filmmaker, musician and LAUSD star alumni Kris Bowers (A Concerto is a ConversationGreen BookKing RichardQueen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story) and Oscar® winning director Ben Proudfoot (two-time Oscar® nominee for The Queen of Basketball and A Concerto is a Conversation), comes THE LAST REPAIR SHOP, a film about LAUSD’s unique free and freely-repaired musical instrument repair shop, which helped launch countless illustrious careers and millions of music lovers.  Watch Now Here (Full 39-Minute Film):

Grammy-nominated contemporary soul group Black Pumas is set to deliver an electrifying live performance from The Wiltern on Friday, February 9, 2024. Part of their Chronicles of a Diamond tour, the show will air live on Veeps, allowing fans worldwide to be a part of the magic. The in-person show at The Wiltern is sold out so the Veeps livestream provides an exclusive opportunity for fans without tickets to experience it. Veeps All Access subscribers can access the show for free, otherwise tickets to the show are on sale for $14.99.   Hailing from Austin, Texas, Black Pumas set the music world on fire with their debut album, which garnered three Grammy nominations in 2020. Ever since then, they have been a force in redefining soul music. With their massively anticipated sophomore album Chronicles of a Diamond released in October 2023, Black Pumas continue to ride the wave of acclaim. The record solidified their status in the music industry, earning them their seventh Grammy nomination overall, with this year’s nomination for Best Rock Performance for their song "More Than a Love Song."


With his anticipated new album Love To You, Mate due out February 23 via Bella Union, and following the singles “Lune”, “For You” and “Love To You, Mate”, Colouring today shares another new track, “How’d It Get So Real?”, ahead of the LP’s release. “How’d It Get So Real?” was something Jack Kenworthy’s wife Helen said to him during the year following her brother’s cancer diagnosis and the song is a message of support to her during this turbulent time. With its shuffling groove and beautiful ear worm of a chorus the song is one of the most uplifting and life-affirming on the album. Click HERE to listen.  “I've always been on the side of making up scenarios rather than being really honest about my life within my music,” adds Jack about his second album Love To You, Mate. “This is the first time I've been able to do that. I've been less scared of it because it's not my story. It’s a shared one.”