Michael Lang Calls Woodstock 50 Cancellation “Rumors” After Ticket On-Sale Postponed

An email alerting agents to the postponement of Woodstock 50's ticket on-sale has prompted fears that the 100,000-person anniversary concert will be cancelled, although founder Michael Lang cast the fears as merely "rumors" late Friday. More »
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Beyoncé Has 2 More Netflix Specials On The Way: Report

This week, Beyoncé released Homecoming, a concert film and documentary about her iconic 208 Coachella set, on Netflix. But that's not the only Beyoncé Netflix special on the way: Variety reports that it's just the first installment of a $60 million, three-project deal that the pop star signed with … More »
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we heard new albums by Lizzo and Wand, we watched Guava Island and Homecoming, and we logged a 10 out of 10 in The Number Ones, everyone's favorite column. Tony Orlando & Red Dawn— Tom Breihan (@tombreihan) More »
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Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum Split After Marrying Last Summer

Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying. More »
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Frou Frou – “Guitar Song (Live)”

Frou Frou is the duo of producer-composers Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth. They linked up in 1999 and released only one album together, 2002's Details, before disbanding in 2004. But they reunited last year and are back today with their first new song in 17 years. More »
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Slow Pulp – “High”

It's been almost three years since we last checked in on Madison indie rockers Slow Pulp, but the band has continued churning since then. They've since moved to Chicago (I wonder if Slow Pulp/Slow Mass confusion abounds in the Windy City) and are about to release a new EP called Big … More »
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Nicole Yun – “Tommie” & “Supernatural Babe”

You may have heard Nicole Yun's voice out front of Eternal Summers, the dreamy Virginia indie rock combo that bequeathed us quite a few enjoyable records over the past decade. She'll soon release her debut solo album Paper Suit -- recorded with pals including Ava Luna's Julian Fader, Guided By Voices' Doug Gillard, and many … More »
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SOAK – “Country Air” & “Love It If We Made It” (The 1975 Cover)

SOAK, the young Northern Irish singer-songwriter born Bridie Monds-Watson, will release her second album Grim Town one week from today. She has a new song out today, but it's not on that album. Instead, "Country Air" is from the soundtrack to an animated Finnish-British TV series called Moominvalley. It's a graceful slow dance … More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The week in headlines: Rivers Cuomo Donated To Andrew Yang's Campaign, Lemonade Is Finally Coming To Apple Music And Spotify Praise Be, Bob Dylan Yells At His Fans For Taking Pics At His Show And He Also Tripped On A Monitor, Frank Ocean Is My Dad And … More »
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Watch Toro Y Moi Perform “Freelance” On Seth Meyers

Toro Y Moi released a new album at the beginning of the year called Outer Peace. When lead single "Freelance" debuted in 2018, we named it one of the Five Best Songs Of The Week and the accompanying video made it onto our Best Videos list. More »
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Injury Reserve – “Koruna & Lime” Video

With wildly original singles like "Jawbreaker" and "Jailbreak The Tesla," Arizona rap trio seem ready to make some kind of leap, so we named them a Band To Watch ahead of their upcoming major-label debut album. Today they've confirmed the self-titled LP is out 5/17 and shared another great … More »
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Stream Pivot Gang’s Debut Album You Can’t Sit With Us

Pivot Gang is a Chicago rap crew whose best-known member is Saba, the hometown hero whose Care For Me was among last year's most powerful albums. This year the whole team has come together for a group effort called You Can't Sit With Us. It's billed as Pivot Gang's debut album, and it's out today. More »
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Sebadoh – “Raging River” Video

O.G. indie rock heroes Sebadoh are preparing to release their first album in six years, Act Surprised. The rollout thus far has included "Celebrate The Void" and "Stunned," and as of today you can add "Raging River" to that list. More »
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Operation: Doomsday Turns 20

There's a point in many young rappers' lives when they become infatuated with MF DOOM. Joey Badass mined volumes of Special Herbs compilations for beats on his debut album. Milo scoured filesharing service Kazaa to find DOOM loosies in his pre-highschool years. Odd Future compatriots Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt More »
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Homecoming exists now. That is all. This week's picks are below. More »
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Valee – “You & Me Both”

The Chicago rapper Valee, who we named one of the best new artists of last year, is known for his unique vocal delivery. He approaches the mic delicately, with so much finesse that it becomes its own kind of power. His flow has been influential, but no one does it quite like Valee. More »
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The Number Ones: Grand Funk’s “We’re An American Band”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
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Stream Lizzo’s New Album & Watch Her Pay Tribute To Nipsey Hussle On Kimmel

According to Lizzo's contagiously fun single "Juice," she's "not a snack at all -- baby I'm the whole damn meal!" It's a conclusion we agree with: Her new album Cuz I Love You, out today, is further evidence that the Minnesota singer/rapper/dancer/flautist is the full package. She continued to bolster her … More »
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Julien”

The world is ready for a new Carly Rae Jepsen album. It's been four long years since her instant-classic E•MO•TION, although we've gotten B-sides and "Cut To The Feeling" and plenty of collabs in the meantime. But still, the world is ready for a new Carly Rae … More »
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Modest Mouse – “I’m Still Here”

Remember when Modest Mouse supposedly had another album ready to go following 2015's Strangers To Ourselves? Clearly that did not happen. Instead, the Issaquah rockers embarked upon another one of their long intervals between projects. They've toured quite a bit in the last four years without a peep (or should we say a … More »
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Lil Dicky – “Earth” Video

Last year, Lil Dicky released his problematic collab with Chris Brown, "Freaky Friday." Now, the joke-rapper is setting his sights on climate change. Thursday morning, he went on Ellen to tease a video for a new song called “Earth.” Dicky said the video features 30 of the biggest stars in the world — … More »
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G Herbo Arrested For Battery

Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested for battery in Atlanta yesterday, Pitchfork reports. According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers responded to a call from a woman who said "she was in a verbal altercation with the father of her child when at some point he assaulted her then left the location with … More »
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Christine And The Queens Cancels Coachella Set Due To Mother’s Death

Christine And The Queens will not perform at the second weekend of Coachella. As Pitchfork points out, Héloïse Letissier explained in a tweet this afternoon that she had returned home to France to be with her family following the death of her mother this past Tuesday. More »
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Justin Bieber Wants Laura Ingraham Fired For “Disgusting” Nipsey Hussle Comments

Justin Bieber doesn't typically weigh in when it comes to political commentary, but he decided to speak up Thursday (April 18) and add to the growing list of artists who have blasted Fox News host Laura Ingraham for her disgusting comments mocking Nipsey Hussle after his fatal shooting. "Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did … More »
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Jason Bonham Retracts Howard Stern Anecdote About Jimmy Page Giving Him Cocaine When He Was 16

Earlier this month, Jason Bonham -- the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham -- went on The Howard Stern Show and recounted a story about Jimmy Page giving him cocaine for the first time when he was 16 (allegedly). "We got called to his room and there was a woman on the floor with … More »
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Danzig Preps New Movie, Elvis Covers Album

Glenn Danzig has been talking about releasing an album of Elvis Presley covers for years now. And now, it's finally about to happen. More »
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Lizzo Really Is The Whole Damn Meal

"HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?" It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018's biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »
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Childish Gambino Launches Adidas Line With A Bunch Of Short Films

Childish Gambino has had a big week. He headlined the first day of Coachella, debuted a new song, and premiered a new Rihanna-starring film called Guava Island. And now, he's capping it all off by officially launching a new line of Adidas sneakers called Donald Glover Presents. More »
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SZA, The Weeknd, & Travis Scott – “Power Is Power”

I don't know if you've heard, but Game Of Thrones is ending. The eighth and final season of the HBO juggernaut is already underway, and Columbia Records is celebrating with an album of original songs inspired by the show. More »
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Cayetana Going On Indefinite Hiatus

Cayetana are going on an indefinite hiatus. The band announced their final run of shows "for the foreseeable future" today, alongside a Facebook note that doubles as a thank-you for everyone who has listened to and supported the band over the years. "We are so floored and grateful that in a world filled … More »
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