Music and Nightlife Capewide: Sept. 20 to 26

After logging into the app, you’re taken to the Playlist section where you can dive into previously created playlists or create new ones from scratch. I liked that it immediately took me to music that I likeit is my playlist, after allbut I prefer Slacker Radio ‘s paneled approach that offers several points of entry designed to drive you deeper into its catalog. My “The Dirtbombs” query returned several thumbnail images that, when clicked, let me check out the band’s bio page, individual albums, and related groups such as The Gories. Oddly, some related artist listings lack thumbnail images, which gives the interface an incomplete look. View all 4 photos in gallery Rivals such as Spotify and Slacker specialize in recreating the radio experience by focusing on recommendations and channel building, but Xbox Music for iPhone does not (it should be noted that the Xbox Music Windows tablet app does). It’s designed with playlists and collections in mind, which may require you to change how you consume audio. Xbox Music doesn’t list genres/categories/channels so you must actively search for content until you build Collection and Playlists, which I found mildly annoying. Once again, the Xbox Music Windows tablet app one-ups the iPhone versionit features over a dozen music categories. Why this is omitted from the iPhone build is a headscratcher. It also lacks Google Music’s digital locker features. You build Collections and Playlists by tapping and holding the screen to open the “Add To” prompt.

“People’s expectations were just lowered so much. Country and house? This has got to be a joke,” the DJ-producer said in a recent interview. “Once you get over the fact that it’s country and house, just listen to it as music, a lot of people realized it’s pretty good.” “Wake Me Up” is Avicii’s proof. The upbeat folk tune has topped the charts around the world. It has peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, where the song is platinum. Avicii, born Tim Bergling in Sweden, fuses many genres on his debut album, “True,” released this week. The 24-year-old prefers the term folk over country, and believes folk and electronic music aren’t so different. “(Folk is) really stripped down and it’s not as complicated as a lot of other things, so to put a 4/4 beat under it and play around and add synths, it really wasn’t hard,” he said. “I never felt like I was forcing anything at all, it just felt completely natural, otherwise, I never would have done it.” His next single, “You Make Me,” is following in the footsteps of the ultra-successful “Wake Me Up,” which was co-written with Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and Aloe Blacc, who sings on the monster tune. The back-to-back hits come as no surprise: Avicii has been one of the world’s top DJs since his song “Le7els” took off internationally in 2011. He’s constantly booked to headline festivals around the world, and he’s had success releasing singles like “I Could Be the One” and “Silhouettes” in various territories. Because of his worldwide acclaim, Avicii said he’s finally ready to release his first full-length album.

Justin Timberlake

“It’s gonna be fun to play this year. Well I have not put the set list together yet because, as you know, I procrastinate on things like that. We’re looking at playing some new material from the second half of this record,” the “Take Back The Night” singer said of the follow-up to March’s The 20/20 Experience in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday. Timberlake has already teased to MTV News that the second half will be the “more dangerous” older sister, saying, “The first half the sun is out the second half the moon is out, I don’t know.” In addition to new music, Timberlake will soon hit the big screen in “Runner Runner” alongside Batman himself, Ben Affleck. “It’s an exciting movie it’s a lot of fun too. I got excited when I first read the script because it reminded me of a certain genre of thriller that you and I probably grew up with,” he said of the film, which hits theaters on October 4. “The characters are really intelligent. It just felt like a nice little twist but also an homage to the thrillers that I love growing up. And then Ben Affleck signed on. We had a lot of fun shooting it. It’s smart and it’s got a lot in it.” The same day he appeared on Seacrest’s radio show, the “Today” show teased a part of their upcoming interview with the pop star, where he weighs in on Miley Cyrus’ headline-making VMA performance, which he previously likened to performances from Britney Spears and Madonna . “I don’t know that I have definitive thought in one direction or the other about it. I think she’s really smart, and I think she’s really talented. I’m not saying I agree with the presentation, but I also feel like every 10 to 15 years we pick somebody that this is what we’re going to do with them that were going to make them the model of who we want our daughters to be or not be” he said.

Avicii Fuses Electronic Music, Country on Debut

Trespass Music Monday: The Boxcar Lilies Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall and Katie Clarke, singer/songwriters, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, free will donation. September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor Free jazz concerts at the HyArts artists Shanties, Ocean Street, Hyannis, 2-3 p.m. Sept. 21: MJ and the In Crowd. Sept. 28: Bob Hayes and Society by the Sea. The CrabGrass Bluegrass Band Arts Foundation of Cape Cod free concert, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at Hyannis Village Green, Main Street. Hyannis. Stanley and Grimm Arts Foundation of Cape Cod free concert, 4:30-6 p.m.