Burna Boy – “Wonderful”

'Twice As Tall,' his fourth album, arrives this Summer.
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Illinois Governor Names John Prine Honorary Poet Laureate

Upon his death from COVID-19 in April, legendary singer-songwriter John Prine was widely remembered as a masterful lyricist. In a remembrance at this site, Stephen Deusner wrote that Prine "seemed to emerge as a fully formed songwriter, one whose gift for wordplay and character were already intact by the time he … More »
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August Alsina Confirms Romantic Relationship With Jada Pinkett-Smith: “Will Gave Me His Blessing”

August Alsina has seemingly confirmed that he was once in a relationship with Jada Pinkett-Smith … and her husband Will even gave him his blessing! Rumors that August and Jada were dating first cropped up back in 2016 when he was spotted on vacation in Hawaii with the Smith family. The following year, he shared a photo of himself with Jada’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and captioned the image “Date night.” In 2018, August appeared on Red Table Talk and explained the nature of his relation...
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Jordan Groggs Of Injury Reserve Dead At 32

Jordan Groggs, a member of the Phoenix rap group Injury Reserve, has died. The group confirmed his death on their social media accounts today, posting his photo with the caption, "REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life partner and friend." They also shared a GoFundMe for Groggs' family, which elaborates, … More »
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Moving the Haim Way: ‘We Love Feeling in Our Bodies’

The Haim sisters are great at walking. Now, get ready to see them run. The band’s new album, “Women in Music Pt. III,” keeps up the dancing beat.
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23% of Young Women Spending Money Towards Anime & Manga

When it comes to the spending habits of young women in regards to their hobbies, this survey has unveiled that they have a striking penchant for anime and manga just like males; though, another subject has still managed to surpass even the mighty fictional medium… It was estimated that most participants in the survey have […]
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Los Lobos’ Fourth of July So Cal Drive In show postponed

The Fourth of July drive-in style concert featuring Los Lobos and Mariachi El Bronx at So Cal Drive In at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado has officially been postponed. Promoters said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution and the current COVID-19 climate. The number of positive cases continues to rise in Southern California and surrounding counties have received either direct shutdown orders or have been cautioned by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week. The show has been rescheduled for Aug....
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Maroon 5 Bassist Mickey Madden Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden was arrested Saturday in Los Angeles after an allegation of domestic violence, Page Six reports. The specific charge against Madden is penal code 273.5(a), which means that someone willfully inflicted a "traumatic" injury on a spouse or cohabitant. Madden is not married, and the identity of … More »
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Operation Underground – “Rise Up”

Rising underground Hip Hop duo out of Upstate New York, Operation Underground (Alexander Gonzales aka “Tha Freek” and Tristan Gonzales aka “Magnificent T”) releases their new single titled  “Rise Up“.  Follow them on Instagram @operationunderground. 
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Nicholas Reidy – “Memoir of a Martian”

 Rising New York based underground Hip Hop lyricist Nicholas Reidy releases his deep new single titled “Memoir of a Martian“.
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When the coronavirus shut down live events, Insomniac took their festivals virtual

As the number of positive novel coronavirus cases rose in the U.S. in early March, there was confusion and hesitation by many large-scale event production companies over whether to cancel, postpone or reschedule their concerts and festivals. Insomniac, a Beverly Hills-based EDM live events company, was all set for its annual two-day Beyond Wonderland festival at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino March 20-21. However, coronavirus was officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health ...
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WATCH: A1 Bentley & Lyrica Anderson Work Through Marriage Troubles on “The Conversation” As Their Mamas Almost Come to Blows

Another Love & Hip-Hop couple is about to sit down for “The Conversation” in a last-ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Lyrica Anderson and A1 Bentley will be featured on the Zeus’s latest installment of The Conversation, where they will attempt to address their infidelity and trust issues and try to find a path forward. “I did you wrong, made a mistake, cheated, you couldn’t get over it,” A1 says to his wife in the newly released trailer. “I just have a really hard time being with som...
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When the Beatles Refused to Play Before Segregated Audiences on Their First U.S. Tour (1964)

When American rock and roll made its way to the UK in the 1950s and 60s, along with a burgeoning folk and blues revival, many young British fans hadn’t been conditioned to think of music in the same way as their U.S. counterparts. “Unlike racially segregated Americans,” for example, “the Beatles didn’t see—or hear—the difference between Elvis and Chuck Berry,” writes Joseph Tirella, “between the Everly Brothers and the Marvelettes.” They also couldn’t see playing to segregated audien...
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Johnny Mandel Dead At 94

Johnny Mandel has died, as The New York Times reports. The composer and arranger was 94. Mandel was best known for his film scores and songs. He wrote "Suicide Is Painless," the theme for the 1970 film M*A*S*H and its subsequent long-running TV series. 1965's "The Shadow Of Your Smile," a song he … More »
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Pearl Jam Honor Their Nine Fans Killed At Roskilde 20 Years Ago Today

Nine people were killed when fans stampeded toward the stage during Pearl Jam's performance at the 2000 Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Eddie Vedder referenced the tragedy in Pearl Jam's 2002 song "Love Boat Captain," singing, "Lost nine friends we'll never know, two years ago today." And today, on the 20th anniversary of the … More »
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Disclosure – “My High” (Feat. Aminé & slowthai)

Last month, the brother producer duo Disclosure announced a new album, ENERGY, the proper follow-up to their 2015 album Caracal. It features a stacked guest list, with appearances from Mick Jenkins, Channel Tres, Common, Kelis, Kehlani, Syd, and more. It also has a track called "My High" which features Aminé and … More »
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Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Sues “Communist” Nashville Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Earlier this month, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk And Rock & Roll Steakhouse had its beer permit suspended for repeatedly ignoring health department restrictions put in place for social distancing. Over the weekend, Steve Smith -- the owner of the Kid Rock-branded bar -- joined a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for lost … More »
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Refused – “The Ballad Of Buck Ravers”

A whole lot of people, including me, are very excited for Cyberpunk 2077, the first big release from Polish video game developer CD Project Red since their 2015 open-world RPG masterpiece The Witcher 3. In Cyberpunk 2077, which is now slated for a November release, mercenary protagonist V talks to the "digital ghost" of famed … More »
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Disclosure Connects With Aminé & slowthai For “My High”

Their third album arrives later this Summer.
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Joey Cool – “Lifting Me Higher” (Video)

Kansas City emcee Joey Cool continues the promotion of his upcoming album Coolie High with the visuals for “Lifting Me Higher”.
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Johnny Mandel, 94, Writer of Memorable Movie Scores, Is Dead

After composing and arranging for big bands, he gave the world melodies like “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily” and “Suicide Is Painless.”
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Common Kings will headline two nights at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC

Grammy-nominated Orange County reggae band Common Kings will headline two evenings at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series July 17-18. Tickets are $200-$350 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3 at Price is by vehicle, which can include up to six patrons. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. Common Kings hail from Costa Mesa and its debut album, “Lost in Paradise” was nominated in the best reggae album category at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017. The band is influenced by ...
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‘Hamilton’ Review: You Say You Want a Revolution

The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever.
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Louise Goffin talks famous parents and finding her own place in the music world

The daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin spent her childhood and adolescence in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of the L.A. music scene in the late ’60s and ’70s. Her live debut came when she was 17, opening up for Jackson Browne in 1977 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Her first album “Kid Blue” arrived on the major label Elektra/Asylum in 1979 before she’d even turned 20. Yet while those early memories used to remind Goffin more of struggle and difficu...
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The Month In Metal – June 2020

An intro to the intro to the intro: Black lives matter. I support the protests against police brutality held in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many others. I support those doing the work to dismantle white supremacy. A metal column is the right place to state this. More »
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Album Of The Week: Little Kid Transfiguration Highway

Before we begin this week's review, a reminder: Yesterday we launched Save Stereogum: An '00s Covers Comp. It's a collection of over 40 all-new exclusive tracks from your favorite indie stars that we're releasing as part of our new crowdfunding initiative that also offers perks like T-shirts, a Zoom partied DJ'd by your … More »
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Sad13 – “Ghost (Of A Good Time)”

Sadie Dupuis' pop-leaning project Sad13 is back. It's been four long years since she released her debut under the moniker, 2016's Slugger. Since then, there was another Speedy Ortiz album, 2018's Twerp Verse. But more recently, it seemed like Dupuis was getting back to Sad13. Just last month, she released a … More »
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Kanye West: Wash Us in the Blood review – an intensely potent study of race and faith

This new track sees Kanye at his very best, corralling his anger with masterful focus into an apocalyptic vision of AmericaAmerica, divided along racial and political lines and led by its own Herod, faces an invisible plague and a public reckoning against its history of violence. It’s against this Biblical backdrop that Kanye West imagines the next apocalyptic event, in one of his most focused and arresting tracks for years.Wash Us in the Blood sees the rapper call for a blood rain to deliver bl...
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