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.

Elenco

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.

NBA trade rumors: Knicks shopping disgruntled Joakim Noah

The Knicks are “exploring avenues” to trade center Joakim Noah, Yahoo reported Monday.

Sources: After heated verbal exchange in practice between Joakim Noah and coach Jeff Hornacek last week, the Knicks are exploring avenues to part with Noah. He has two years remaining on the four-year, $72M deal he signed in 2016.

Draft settings: When choosing a draft date and time, it’s extremely important to make sure all of your managers are able to attend the draft in person or online so that you can avoid autodrafting. Our system will make autodraft picks for any managers not in attendance for a live online draft, which helps fill the void, but the human element is part of drafting, and absentee managers can have a negative effect on the fairness of the league. In other words: Don’t be that guy/gal who forgets your draft is going on.

Griffin, 28, is averaging 22.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season. Griffin had signed a five-year, 171 million deal this offseason, and is set to make over $31 million a year from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

The trade could also mean more minutes for rookie Luke Kennard. The Pistons selected the former Duke star in the first round of last year’s NBA Draft, but he has found playing time hard to come by this season.

Her life is now an escalating series of surreal moments.

Less that two weeks ago, Maddie Rooney won a gold medal. “Lately I’ve been wearing it 24/7 during this media tour, but I don’t know why any of us would want to take them off. It’s the best feeling,” she says.

Tim Lincecum will wear No. 44 with Rangers in honor of late brother

After wearing No. 55 for his entire major league career, Tim Lincecum will switch to No. 44 with the Texas Rangers in honor of his late older brother.

Sean Lincecum’s funeral was Saturday, which delayed Tim Lincecum from taking the physical needed to finalize his $1 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, which was finalized Wednesday.

Texas anticipates the four-time MLB All-Star will throw bullpen sessions and batting practice before getting into a spring training game.

“I’m not 100 percent what to expect,” Daniels said. “I’m not putting any expectations out there. You are talking about two realities. One, you are talking about one of the best pitchers of this generation. From that standpoint — it’s like what I used to say about Josh Hamilton — nothing would surprise me. On the flip side, he has had some physical ailments, he didn’t pitch last year and he hasn’t pitched in quite a while.”

A three-time World Series champion with San Francisco, Lincecum was 108-83 for the Giants from 2007 to 2015, when he nicknamed The Freak for his long hair and 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. He had season-ending hip surgery in September 2015 and made a brief comeback with the Los Angeles Angels the following season, going 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts.

Lincecum impressed during a tryout for scouts during the offseason.

“I feel like it would be tough to give up the game while I still have the ability to play it,” he said.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Lincecum, the Rangers designated catcher Brett Nicholas for assignment.

Moss is guaranteed $7.25 million this season and a $1 million buyout of his 2019 club option. He was acquired along with left-hander Ryan Buchter for right-handers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer, and the Royals agreed to pay Oakland $3.25 million.

If the 34-year-old Moss signs with another team, a prorated share of the $545,000 minimum would be offset against what he is owed by the A’s, who announced his release Tuesday.

Moss hit .207 with 22 homers and 50 RBIs in 118 games for Kansas City last year and has a .237 average with 160 homers and 473 RBIs in 11 big league seasons with Boston (2007-08), Pittsburgh (2008-10), Philadelphia (2011), Oakland (2012-14), Cleveland (2015), St. Louis (2015-16) and Kansas City (2017).

In his first game at first, Braun was put to test right off the bat. He had to go full extension to keep a wide throw from Jhoulys Chacin from sailing into the stands, and later, he made a nifty grab on a low throw from Hernan Perez.

Joey Bosa has surgery to repair finger injury suffered in rookie year

The Los Angeles Chargers confirmed Thursday that defensive end Joey Bosa had surgery to repair a dislocated finger on his right hand.

Bosa suffered the injury during his rookie season in his fourth game back from a hamstring injury, a Thursday night contest at Qualcomm Stadium against the Denver Broncos.

It has taken some time, but it looks like Raanta is finally showing why many were high on him coming into his role as a starter in the desert. He leads all goaltenders on the ESPN Player Rater for fantasy value during the past 30 days and has been lights-out since Jan. 1 (.937 save percentage in 15 games).

It looks like Jones has finally successfully fended off the challenge from Aaron Dell to his role as primary starter for the Sharks. Struggling through some bad goaltending and injuries, Jones had a really nasty December and January. But so far through February, Jones has posted a 2.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage that is indicative of a workhorse starter. Even better, his only relief from Dell during the past seven games came as part of a back-to-back set.

So look for the comparisons to continue to gain momentum if Jackson runs a sub-4.4 and spins the ball the way he’s capable of during throwing drills. The way Jackson performs on the whiteboard and interviews with teams will have a bigger impact on his draft stock than his workout — as is the case with any quarterback — but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t enjoy the show he puts on during tests and drills.

Kimes: Bridgewater. The Vikings have enough cap space to make a run at Cousins, but I think they’ll back off when his price tag reaches uncharted territory; Cousins is better than Keenum and Bridgewater, but he’s not that much better. It’s hard to forecast when Bridgewater will take Keenum’s job (I expect the team to keep both quarterbacks), but I still think Bridgewater is Minnesota’s long-term plan.

Graziano: Bridgewater. My projected scenario is one in which the Vikings bring back Keenum and Bridgewater, and Bridgewater eventually takes the job away from Keenum — either in a training camp competition or after Keenum struggles during the regular season.

Someone tricked a reporter into thinking Tom Brady would hold out this offseason

You may have heard that Tom Brady is expected to hold out this offseason unless he gets a contract that’s similar to the $137.5 million one Jimmy Garoppolo signed with the 49ers on Thursday. That’s probably not going to happen because those rumors are the result of a giant hoax.

What happened? The report came from Ron Borges of the Boston Herald. Borges received a text message from someone claiming to be Don Yee, Brady’s agent. The text said that Brady “is prepared to sit out all offseason activity” unless he got a new deal similar to the structure and scope of Garoppolo’s.

On Friday afternoon, the Herald released a statement on this situation:

A column by Ron Borges in today’s Herald regarding Patriot Tom Brady’s salary discussions was based on information which proved to be false.

The Herald apologizes to Brady, his agent Don Yee and the Patriots, and to our readers for this erroneous report.

Borges’ column has been suspended pending further review.

“Yeah, let’s do it,” Pederson tells his QB after about one second of thinking.

Foles goes into his huddle and makes the call: “Philly special. Ready?”

Then the Eagles do it, and the result is a complete conning of the Patriots’ defense that extended Philadelphia’s lead to 10 points at halftime.

Pederson and Foles both said after the game that they had been working on that play for a couple of weeks, waiting for the exact right time to go to it in a game. That time came.

Adams has since responded to Carruth’s letter and interview, telling the The Charlotte Observer that she has forgiven him but that he will never have custody of Chancellor.

“Chancellor will be raised either by me or, after I’m gone, by someone else who loves him and who knows him,” she said. “He will never be raised by a stranger — someone he doesn’t know and who tried to kill him.”

Chiefs lineman wants to add ‘M.D.’ to jersey after completing medical school

When Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif completes medical school in May, he may have the coolest M.D. business card ever — his jersey.

Duvernay-Tardif told the Kansas City Star he wants his jersey nameplate to read Duvernay-Tardif M.D. once he completes his seven-year journey through medical school with one final exam this spring.

I’ve already started a conversation with the league office, and they say that anything is possible, Duvernay-Tardif said.

Foster is just that for Lynch and the 49ers, who have taken a hard stand against domestic violence since the Ray McDonald issues a few years ago.

Last season, Brees threw for 4,334 yards while completing 72.0 percent of his passes. He also threw 23 touchdown passes with just eight interceptions while leading the Saints one freak play away from the NFC championship game.

With Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara already on board, the Saints’ second order of business will likely focus around acquiring more weapons for Brees once they get him signed.

After the game, reporters asked Talbot for his thoughts on the challenge, and the goaltender did not pull any punches about his feelings for the league’s goaltender interference rule.

The Oilers have been burned by goaltender interference calls before, as captain Connor McDavid was flagged for interference in overtime on a play that looked legal by all standards. Maroon’s call was a bit more gray than McDavid’s, but that is very much the reason Talbot has voiced his complaints. The NHL’s goaltender interference rule has been a thorn in the league’s side all season, as the league seemingly has no idea how to call this rule on a consistent basis every night.

Hurney, a candidate for the Panthers’ permanent GM role, was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this month after his ex-wife, Jeanne Hurney, filed a complaint of harassment against him. Jeanne Hurney withdrew that complaint after a judge found no evidence of domestic violence in denying a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband.

How the decision to change the NBA All-Star Game format happened

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game was under a much different structure than its previous editions, and it was awesome. Teams captained by LeBron James and Stephen Curry will took court with rosters the two drafted three weeks ago. In previous years, teams were divided by the Eastern and Western Conference, but the league opted to spice things up this season.

Players, media, and fans voted for the All-Star starters. Fans’ votes were weighted most, compiling 50 percent of the total points, and media and player votes accounted for 25 percent each. The 10 starters chosen this year were James, Curry, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, and Kevin Durant.

The remaining 14 players were chosen by a coach’s vote, picking seven players from each conference. Those players are Russell Westbrook, Karl-Anthony Towns, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Love, Victor Oladipo, Kyle Lowry, Al Horford, John Wall, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Jimmy Butler.

James and Curry received the most votes overall, and were named captains. From there, they alternated picks starting with James (the leading vote-getter) to each select four of the eight remaining starters. (Steph Curry had first selection over jerseys.) There were no limitations regarding conference, and each athlete was free to select whoever he thought would make the best teammate.

Wind has wreaked havoc on the 2018 Winter Olympics’ skiing and snowboarding events, forcing postponements and nearly ruining the women’s slopestyle snowboarding finals. On Sunday, unseasonable winds could make one of the sport’s most electrifying disciplines even more dangerous.

The women’s big air event will kick off Sunday evening with a qualifying round that will determine Thursday’s final. Fortunately for Sunday’s competitors, the winds that affected Phoenix Snow Park haven’t been nearly as brutal at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, where massive jumps will push the world’s best boarders to their limits in the quest for Olympic gold.

The massive ramps and pressure of the world’s biggest stage should unlock some extra twists and flips at Alpensia. American Jamie Anderson can follow up her gold medal performance in the slopestyle competition with another trip to the podium. Her teammate, Julia Marino, will compete knowing Sunday’s runs are about more than just determining 2018’s best.

The Kansas sideline incident cost Mayfield a start in his final home game when coach Lincoln Riley benched him.

This process right now is different than anything of the stuff I’ve been through before because it’s more individualized right now than anything else, Mayfield said. Normally in the offseason, I’m with the team. We’re working toward one goal together.

Mayfield also apologized for the flag plant. But he said that the arrest in Arkansas in February 2017 is what braced him for the Manziel chatter.

I didn’t want to be portrayed as the villain or somebody like that, Mayfield said. I do good things within my community. I’m not trying to say those cover up any mistakes that I’ve made. But there’s always a learning curve when you’re growing up.

The best thing she did was help me create more awareness. I appreciate her for giving me more awareness. For me to be sitting here on the greatest weekend of the NBA All-Star Weekend… the best weekend in he NBA where all the countries all around the world come to watch the greatest players in the world no matter they’re a part of Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, and I get to talk about social injustice, equality, and why a person on a certain network decided to tell me to shut up and dribble.

So thank you, whatever her name is. I get to talk about what’s really important. and I can help change kids not only in America, but in Brazil and England and Mexico and all over. So thank you.

More than anything, it’s rejuvenating that we’re expecting to win now and we’re expecting to contend, Braun said. The challenge of playing a new position — it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.

During his offseason workouts at Pepperdine University, Braun said he would take ground balls with Rangers third baseman Trevor Plouffe and free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas.

It didn’t feel as foreign to me as I expected it to, Braun said, adding that he plans to borrow a teammate’s glove until his own are broken in and that he’ll seek out others for advice on playing the new position.

Dmitri Soloviev and Ekaterina Bobrova were the penultimate team, hoping to surpass a season best of 76.33. They scored a 75.47, putting them in fifth place with one team to go. Luca Lanotte Anna Cappelli of Italy came on, with a season best of 75.87. They beat that, with a 76.57, for fifth place to close out the first part of the ice dancing competition.

The Cowboys’ Doomsday Defense lived up its name against the Broncos, beating up Denver from start to finish in a 27-10 rout.

The offense had a mixed bag of good performances, led by quarterback Roger Staubach, making it hard to find a good MVP on that side of the ball.

White and Martin, however, weren’t exactly the right guys to honor together from the defense. They did dominate up front, combining for three sacks. But Kyle and Barnes, the Cowboys’ starting cornerbacks, helped hold the Broncos to just eight completions and 61 passing yards, and each had an interception.

This is hair-splitting with the first and only split Super Bowl MVP. The right (but impossible) answer would have been naming the entire Dallas D.

“The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem,” Trump wrote Monday evening, contradicting not just the stated reasons of the kneeling players but a decades-long tradition of protesting racial injustice from the football field.

Trump kept tweeting about football for days, and his arguments became ever more esoteric. He promoted the hashtag #StandForOurAnthem as an alternative to the megaviral #TakeAKnee. He claimed his chief of staff, John Kelly, “totally agrees w/ my stance on NFL players.”

On Tuesday, Trump wrote that he’d never heard boos as loud as when the Dallas Cowboys took a knee.

On Wednesday, he praised the team’s owner, Jerry Jones: “Players will stand for Country!”

Some players had been kneeling during the pregame national anthem since the beginning of last season. The demonstrations were no longer the spectacle they were when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick inspired them a year ago to protest police killings of unarmed black people.

Nevertheless, Trump repeated his demand on Sunday, just before sunrise at the New Jersey resort where he was weekending, in his first tweet of game day.

Hundreds of players — nearly entire teams in two cases — locked arms or bent a knee that evening. Interest in the kneeling players spiked massively, both on the news and in Web searches.

Executives, owners, coaches and most of the NFL’s 1,664 players “scrambled to figure out an appropriate response,” wrote ESPN: “A small protest .?.?. had now become a leaguewide, nationally polarizing crisis under Trump.”

Last year was a bit of a departure, with some teams accelerating the process by making their moves Sunday night.

Some of this season’s replay rulings have been criticized by Blandino and Mike Pereira, Blandino’s predecessor with the NFL who also is a Fox rules analyst. Some within the league believe that Riveron has, at times, attempted to re-officiate plays from New York rather than adhering to the intended role of replay and merely correcting obvious mistakes while otherwise allowing the calls made on the field to stand.

The competitive advantage is slight; it provides a head start of a half day or so in making plans and lining up candidates. But there’s probably no going back now, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see some coaching moves made official Sunday night.

The improbable score set off pandemonium at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where purple-clad fans had appeared set for yet another of the franchise’s brutal postseason defeats. Instead, it was Drew Brees and his shocked teammates, particularly Williams, who will have the offseason and beyond to bemoan a near-certain victory that got away in the final moments.

Adding to the Saints’ misery was the fact that they had staged a terrific comeback just to position themselves for a gut punch. The Vikings had controlled the first half, taking a 17-0 lead, but Brees threw three second-half touchdown passes, two to wide receiver Michael Thomas to take a one-point lead with just over three minutes left in the game.

“I feel like, you know, that’s something that runs through our minds, my mind, especially when you feel like you lost something you should have had,” linebacker Vic Beasley said last week. “You get a chance to play these guys again; you want to give it your best shot.”

Giants receiver Odell Beckham is not expected to see the field on Saturday after suffering an ankle sprain Monday that could reportedly keep him out of action in Week 1 of the regular season. Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is also slated to miss Saturday’s game while recovering from a concussion. It’s unclear if the Texans plan to play DeAndre Hopkins after the receiver missed practice this week.

In between several moments of brilliance in the second overtime, Cousins’ body language suggested he could barely stand.

Without Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants struggled to push the ball downfield. Eli Manning managed a mere 198 net passing yards with no touchdowns and an interception and if not for a field goal in the third quarter, Big Blue would have had a big fat zero on the scoreboard.

It’s unknown whether Beckham will be ready to go Monday night, but the Lions finished Week 1 as the seventh-best pass-coverage unit in the league per Pro Football Focus. Plus, during last year’s Week 15 matchup, Lions cornerback Darius Slay and safety Glover Quinn limited Beckham to three catches for 31 yards and no touchdowns.

Strength (and Weakness?): This year’s Saints are a new creation. After eons of relying almost exclusively on Drew Brees and the air game, New Orleans shredded teams on the ground in 2017 with the spicy combination of Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara. By the numbers, they’re the first pair of teammate backs to each record 1,500-plus scrimmage yards. To the eyes, they’re a brilliant meshing of rare individual gifts.

That included a whopping six takedowns each against the Bucs and Vikings. The Panthers have a shot if they can rattle the likes of Brees, Keenum and Goff when it matters most. I’d also point to a ground game that, when it’s on, can pound away with Jonathan Stewart, a surging Christian McCaffrey and Cam Newton doing Cam Newton-like things.

His feet hardly left the floor on a 3-pointer that rolled around the rim and in. He also managed to hit a turnaround jumper and calmly made two free throws to ice the game with 8 seconds left.

Davis, who fouled out in the first overtime, called Cousins’ performance “legendary,” adding that his fellow big man — more than anyone — earned the day off from practice the Pelicans were given on Tuesday.

Marquee teams have not played up to expectations. The New England Patriots, coming off their fifth Super Bowl title with Bill Belichick as their coach and Tom Brady as their quarterback, opened the season with a stunning loss to the Chiefs and have a record of 3-2. The Cowboys, who led a post-election partial recovery in TV viewership last season, are 2-3 following the last-second defeat Sunday to the Packers. The Chiefs remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team.