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What To Do When Weather Strikes

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With one of Museyon’s roving reporters stranded on the road we’ve experienced first-hand the effects of the volcanic eruption in Iceland. But while Eyjafjallajokull’s eruption may be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, bad weather halts planes all the time. So here’s some tips on what to do next time snow, lightning or plain old bad luck puts the kibosh on your travel ... Read More »

A Rare Chance to Buy a Munch

Edvard Munch Fertility

Here at Museyon we love museums, but when it comes to getting up close and personal with great art, nothing beats the auction house. Almost once a season (the big auctions happen in November and May) a rare gem turns up, bringing a bit of adrenaline to the auction house. This time it’s Christie’s and Fertility, one of the last ... Read More »

Remembering Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren SEX

Music lost a pioneering force today with the death of Malcolm McLaren, the British musician, promoter and manager most famous as the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols.   A life-long Londoner, McLaren got his start with a little shop called SEX along with partner Vivienne Westwood. Located in the fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, SEX (later Seditionaries) became the official HQ of ... Read More »

Mad for Madchester

Hacienda

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, there’s only one sure cure: The Happy Mondays.   The Mondays were the bad-boy band at the center of the late 1980s “Madchester” scene — a trippy, dancy blend of music that was provided a cheery antidote to an earlier (and drearier) Manchester acts such as Joy Division, The Fall and The ... Read More »

In a Nutshell: Candombe

Candombe

When Russell Slater wrote to us from Montevideo, Uruguay, about the capital city’s signature sound. We had to find out more. Thankfully, he gave us the scoop:   It’s impossible to spend anytime in Montevideo, Uruguay, without suddenly feeling like you’re in the middle of a parade. The sound of drums are everywhere … maybe even moreso than in Brazil. ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: The Blogosphere

Animal Collective

From the vicious spiel of celebrity blogging stars like Perez Hilton to the underground waves produced by those touting the latest in lovable indie starlets, there’s no doubting that these days, popular blogs and their musical tastes can be considered a scene. Not only are record labels happily shipping album after album to the more popular pontificators in the hope ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Baltimore

Dan Deacon

In honor of the release of what’s widely tipped to be one of the albums of the year, Beach House‘s third effort Teen Dream, this years Scene In Six Sounds will be taking us to where it all started for the dreamy twosome, Baltimore. A scene known for its affordability and slightly eccentric outlook, there’s no doubt that the Maryland ... Read More »

Virtual Van Gogh: See ‘The Real Van Gogh’ Without Heading to London

National Gallery London

The much-anticipated exhibition The Real Van Gogh opens at London’s Royal Academy of Art this weekend, with promises to shed new light on the artist though his own letters. It’s the first major Van Gogh exhibit to hit the city in over 40 years, and it’s sure to be a big one. Can’t make it across the pond? No need ... Read More »

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