This Week in Good Music News

This Week in Good Music News
Good Music NewsJuly 24, 2020

There's still some good news left in the world and we need it now more than ever! Find a reason to smile and check out what the music world has been up to for your weekly dose of some welcome good news:

1. Sofar Sounds alumni, Tall Heights, will be playing backyard shows across the Boston area. Check out their Sofar performance below!

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2. Hamilton fan Ricky Downes III made a parody of the broadway featuring the Muppets and yes, we're obsessed.

3. One Direction celebrated their 10 year anniversary.

A word from a Sofar team member on the importance of this milestone:

"This week, we celebrated 10 years of the iconic British boyband, One Direction. Four of five original band members (no shade, Zayn), shared memories and heartfelt messages about their time in the band, from X-Factor through their five studio albums. It was a glorious day for 1D fans to relive our glory days, connect with old concert-going friends, and pray for a reunion tour. 1D forever." — Grace, NYC

4. Residents in Barcelona are celebrating the re-opening of Spain with open-air concerts that are bringing the city back to life.

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5. US Senators introduced a bill to fund independent venues struggling during COVID-19.

(Psssst — do artists next please!)

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6. Sofar alumni Morgan Jay reminisced on an old Sofar show on Tik Tok.

7. Taylor Swift released her 8th album, folklore, today and it's full of feelings and surprises.

8. TikToker, @emilyw0o's musical cat took over the internet for a day.

9. Beyonce released the official trailer for her upcoming visual film, Black is King, and we're counting down the days until it's available to stream.

10. We hosted more amazing artists in the Sofar listening room, including an especially feel-good performance from Boston-based band, Juice.

Bring this good music news into your weekend and stay tuned for more good things and great shows happening every day at 3pm EST in the Sofar listening room!

Header image is from Beyonce's upcoming film, Black is King.

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