Um novo modo de pensar a música e o mercado independente

História

Criar e lançar um selo fonográfico como o Astronauta Discos já era cogitado desde o final de 1996, mas somente em 1999 Leonardo Rivera* o montou.

O selo lança álbuns e artistas que não recebem a devida atenção no departamento artístico das grandes gravadoras; acreditando no equilíbrio entre a música e o mercado; e respeitando expressões artísticas legítimas.

O Astronauta Discos permitiu que inúmeros artistas novos e independentes pudessem lançar seus primeiros álbuns – entre eles Luis Capucho, Autoramas, Saara Saara, Mathilda Kovak, O Divã Intergaláctico, Los Bife, Coyote Valvulado, Ju Martins e Senhor Kalota. Tornou-se uma casa para o artista no início de sua trajetória.

Apostando em novas tendências e valorizando propostas ousadas e criativas, busca coerência e comprometimento com a renovação, mas sem expor o novo artista a programas de caça-talentos na TV ou propostas similares.

* Foi A&R; e Gerente de Produto da PolyGram/Universal Music; colaborador de revistas especializadas como International Magazine, Backstage, Bizz e Billboard Brasil; autor do livro Seu Jorge – A Inteligência é Fundamental e apresentador do programa Mundo Astronauta.

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Senhor Kalota

A Senhor Kalota é uma das mais bacanas na mistura de ska com pop e rock, trazendo ainda leves pitadas de blues, dub e reggae. O som da banda mineira promove um resgate aos estilos oitentistas, apostando na liberdade musical e atualizando a linguagem. Integrada por Visso Lana na guitarra e vocal, Alexandre Deléo no baixo e backing vocal e Leo Lago na bateria e backing vocal, realizam uma alquimia rítmica acentuada, mostrando uma música robusta, materializando-se em grooves e riffs repletos sentimentos. O álbum digital está em todas as plataformas de streaming.

Chiqueti

Nascido em Lages, SC, começou na música ainda na adolescência. Morando em Floripa desde 1995 e tocando na cena a partir de 1997 em várias bandas cover, sempre como baixista, aventurou-se como vocalista fazendo violão e voz simultaneamente com o trabalho autoral a partir de 2011, quando apresentou a canção Rosa no festival de talentos da UNIVALI. Em 2015 lançou “De Cara”, seu álbum de estréia que mostra o vigor da obra que Chiqueti construiu ao longo de seus anos de carreira. Um álbum denso, vigoroso, forte, flertando com a melancolia e fazendo pensar em amores e superações. O álbum “De cara” já está disponível nas principais plataformas de streaming.

Ju Martins

A cantora, instrumentista e compositora Ju Martins gravou seu álbum de estréia após anos cantando na noite, pesquisando estética e repertórios de pop/rock e MPB. Gravado no estúdio da Warner Chappell, na Gávea (RJ), o álbum canções que refletem suas principais influencias — como Elis Regina, Fátima Guedes, João Gilberto, Cássia Eller, The Beatles, Clube da Esquina, Luiz Gonzaga, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone e Suba, só para citar alguns. O álbum sai no primeiro semestre de 2016.

Report: Jaguars cut Jaelen Strong

The Jaguars waived wide receiver Jaelen Strong, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports..

Houston waived the former third-round pick after that game. He played 19 games with the Texans, making 28 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns.

He rebounded with a strong 2017 and a great predraft season, with good performances at Shrine Game week and an excellent pro day. Hamilton is a precise route-runner with some YAC capability, a team captain from a military family who will be an A-plus in the locker room and an experienced slot receiver who knows how to work the middle. Older fans may remember Penn State’s Bobby Engram’s development into a productive possession receiver who played in the NFL forever. Hamilton, Penn State’s all-time leading receiver, has similar traits. I like the Courtland Sutton-Hamilton one-two punch at receiver in this draft class: a gamble-on-greatness player and a steadier option. They could be the Broncos’ starters in 2019.

The Vikings know a thing or two about finding contributors via avenues other than the draft. One of the team’s best receivers, Adam Thielen, wasn’t picked. Neither was a certain Hall of Fame defensive lineman named John Randle, who wasn’t selected back when the draft had 12 rounds.

The next few picks after Murphy were solid. Morgan Moses has evolved into a premier right tackle, particularly in pass protection. Spencer Long’s athleticism was great for Jay Gruden’s zone running game. Long recently joined the Jets in free agency. Bashaud Breeland and Ryan Grant became regular contributors, though never difference-makers. Washington’s first five picks, aside from Moses, bring us back to the philosophical How do you grade a draft that yielded decent players who join other teams five years later?

I ain’t searching for that someone, he said My mom, she’s my hero.

With violence and poverty all around him, he found his refuge in football.
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Raiders release quarterback Josh Johnson

Raiders coach Jon Gruden needed less than two months to see what he needed to see from Josh Johnson.
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Bridgewater worked out at LSU’s Pro Day as a tight end and received an invitation to try out for the Buccaneers. If he should earn a longer stay, he’ll get a chance to renew acquaintances with high school opponent turned Bucs linebacker Kendell Beckwith.

Again, I think we sort of invented how to do this thing. We’re learning again as always when it comes to the cameras, the reporters, the live shots of players. We’ll be in some Draft rooms. I think you’ll see a little more of Todd McShay on opening night than we have in the past. We will bring him in some to add his expertise. He deserves that. Over the years, he’s become better and better. He’s dialed in. With him and Kiper, we’re blessed to have that kind of talent and depth as far as Draft analysts. Again, I think the Authentic B.J. Goodson Jersey biggest change is adding some of the College GameDay and adding Kirk to our main set. That’s kind of the big changes for us.

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Report: Sale of Panthers to David Tepper getting closer

The sale of the Panthers could be nearing a close, and the most likely buyer remains the guy with the most money who is already in the club.

South Carolina financier Ben Navarro was recently reported as trying to lure Peyton Manning into his group, and is reported to have made the highest bid, in the $2.5 billion range. But there are questions in the league about his liquidity and his financing.

La Canfora also mentioned one potential clause in the sale which would require Tepper to pay an amount ($200 million to $300 million was posited) if he moved the team within a certain time frame. That would allow the league to offer an inflated number for the final sale price, which will come in handy at a time when many around the league think other teams are coming up for sale in the next few years.

It dropped, video review confirmed that Middleton got the shot off in time and Game 1 was headed to overtime.

Previously the first athlete to play in both the Under Armour All-America football and baseball national high school all-star games, Murray has seen his pro baseball stock soar this spring. Showcasing unforeseen power, Murray is second on the Sooners in home runs and stolen bases. Murray came into the weekend batting .355 in Big 12 play with a sparkling on-base percentage of .488.

Yet with his mind inevitably looking ahead to the spring game, Murray went 0-for-5 in a 7-6 loss to Texas on Friday night. Then, worn out from the spring game, Murray went 0-for-5 once more in Saturday’s 5-3 defeat.

“He might have been a little bit tired,” said Oklahoma baseball coach Skip Johnson, who a couple of weeks ago told Murray to go rest in the clubhouse after the Sooners had jumped to a big middle-inning lead; an inning later, Johnson found Murray out cold in a recliner, the effects of a football practice from earlier in the day. “But he’s a competitive kid. That’s what you like about him.”

Rams trade Tavon Austin to Cowboys for sixth-round pick

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The Seahawks may or may not have Thomas on the trade block; they may or may not be counting on him; the Cowboys may or may not still have interest in trading for him; and Thomas may or may not holdout in the absence of a new contract. Are you following?

Collins did his campaigning during film sessions.

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49ers GM John Lynch: If Allegations Against Reuben Foster Are True, He’ll Be Cut

On Monday, 49ers GM John Lynch made it clear that they will release LB Reuben Foster if the allegations against turn out to be true.
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It was a fun way to demonstrate parental pride, but the color scheme was rather subdued. If one of my kids were playing in a bowl game, I’d paint him riding a unicorn and slaying frost giants with a vorpal sword while racing down the freeway. It would look like six different Rush album covers threw up on the side of that bus. Because I am that proud a parent.

(Actually, my sons prefer it when I don’t attend their athletic events and didn’t even want to be mentioned in this write-up. Joke’s on them.)

For the love of everything right in the world, please don’t do this.

We don’t pay first-round prices for long-range projects at any position but quarterback. If he needs two years to develop, let some other team develop him. Then we’ll sign him in free agency.

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Stanley Cup playoffs Power Rankings: Vegas at No. 1 heading into Round 2? You bet!

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Any potential goaltending controversy is firmly behind the Caps, as Braden Holtby emphatically reclaimed his throne (he has stopped 137 of 147 shots since coming on in relief during Game 2). Now, all the focus is on shaking Washington’s playoff demons — specifically the rival Penguins.

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After surviving a wild series against the Maple Leafs, the Bruins advance. Since the 2004-05 lockout, only two teams have won their first-round series in seven games and then went on to win the Stanley Cup. One of them was the 2011 Bruins. We’re not totally down on Tuukka Rask just yet, but he’ll need to play a lot better than he did in Game 7, when he looked a bit leaky.

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Towns’ new max deal, plus more offseason moves for the Wolves

The Timberwolves took a step in 2017-18 with their first postseason appearance since 2003-04.
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The accelerated rebuild that started in June with the trade for Jimmy Butler now enters an offseason of continued expectations — not just to appear in the playoffs, but advance past the last week of April.

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Their play-action I think will go to an entirely different level, Martin said.

Defensive coordinators will have sleepless nights plotting against both Barkley and Beckham.
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I always measure a person’s desire to compete, and you could tell his competitive level is just so high, Martin said. He’s one of those guys who hates to lose.

More so than anyone in the draft that I see, if I had to bet on someone in a gold jacket, I would bet on Saquon Barkley.

Our NBA Insiders give four deals that work, either heading into the draft or in free agency.

Kevin Pelton: From the Lakers’ perspective, I wouldn’t be willing to offer any more than Ingram, given the possibility of signing Leonard via free agency next summer. But there is value to getting Leonard a year early, when Marcell Dareus Jersey he still counts just $20.1 million against L.A.’s cap.

As a result, by stretching Luol Deng’s contract, the Lakers would have enough flexibility to acquire Leonard, sign a max free agent (say, LeBron James), retain matching rights on restricted free agent Julius Randle and still have an amount similar to the non-taxpayer midlevel exception available to sign another free agent. Perhaps that would be enough to bring back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on another one-year deal before re-signing him to a long-term contract in the summer of 2019.

Given all that, I think the Lakers could part with Ingram, despite the promise he has shown at age 20.

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NFL trade news: Patriots send WR Brandin Cooks to Rams, stockpile draft picks

The Patriots have traded reciever Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Rams for the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the team announced Wednesday.

The Rams were linked to Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason but opted for Cooks, who was due a $8.5 million club option before the season.

The Brewers’ three shutouts this season have come against three of the toughest pitchers in the division: St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez, and along with the Cubs’ Jon Lester and Quintana.

“We’ve been pitching well. We have got to pick it up offensively, as much as anything,” Counsell said.

Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-1) gets the ball for the home opener. He has a 1.50 ERA in two career starts against the Pirates.

Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) takes the hill when the team opens a six-game road trip at St. Louis. The right-hander is 0-6 with a 5.89 career ERA against the Cardinals.

Martin reportedly had a loaded shotgun, a large knife and an axe in his car when police took him into custody Feb. 23. His girlfriend said Martin’s anger and depression had worsened over the last month and he began writing on the walls of his home.

The Instagram threat, which came from a private but verified account, included a photo of a gun and bullets and was hashtagged #HarvardWestlake and #MiamiDolphins. Former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, as well as two other people, were tagged in the post.

Martin was the target of bullying in the Dolphins locker room from 2012-13, largely perpetuated by Incognito and Pouncey. He was also apparently the victim of bullying at Harvard-Westlake, which filed a workplace violence prevention restraining order against Martin.

The requested order prohibits Martin from coming closer than 150 yards from the campus of his alma mater.

Martin, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015, has previously posted on social media that he suffered from depression and attempted to commit suicide.