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Pitchfork Music Festival: Julien Baker’s Radical Vulnerability Gets A Dose Of Rock-Star Swagger

At this point in her career, Julien Baker is too popular to be playing the smallest stage at Pitchfork Music Festival. But the smallest stage…
Chris DeVille | 1:04 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe Perform “Americans” On Colbert

Janelle Monáe released her new album Dirty Computer, one of the very best albums of the year so far, a few months back. And today,…
Peter Helman | 11:08 am

Offset Arrested Near Atlanta For Alleged Gun Possession

Rapper Offset was reportedly arrested just outside Atlanta Friday (7/20) after authorities allegedly discovered during a traffic stop for an improper lane change.

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Pitchfork Music Festival: Tame Impala & Courtney Barnett’s Aussie Rock Explosion

A snatch of conversation I heard outside the Pitchfork Music Festival on Friday afternoon: "Oh, I did ketamine yesterday." "Ooh! How…
Tom Breihan | 10:23 am

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It's Pitchfork Festival's opening ceremonies tonight and I am not there because I'm attending something even better: Taylor Swift (Cats) in New Jersey! But if…
Scott Lapatine | July 20, 2018 - 4:29 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The Song Of The Summer poll is up! Please go rock the vote and check out the five best songs of the week below.
Stereogum | July 20, 2018 - 4:21 pm

Zhu & Tame Impala – “My Life” Video (Feat. Willow Smith)

The shadowy electronic producer Zhu and Kevin Parker's world-conquering psych-pop project Tame Impala teamed up on a single called "My Love" earlier this year. Today,…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

As you read this, my colleague Chris DeVille and I are in Chicago, fleeing our normal dad responsibilities to watch some bands play in a…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2018 - 11:40 am

Silk City – “Feel About You” (Feat. Mapei)

Silk City is the superstar producer team-up of Diplo and Mark Ronson, named after the Philadelphia club where they first DJed together nearly two decades…
Peter Helman | July 20, 2018 - 10:51 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”

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,
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2018 - 10:48 am

Ryan Adams Hit The Studio With Miley Cyrus

Over the last few weeks, Ryan Adams has been in the studio. We know this because he's been constantly posting updates about it on on
James Rettig | July 20, 2018 - 10:35 am

Watch Pusha-T & 070 Shake Bring “Santeria” To The Tonight Show

Pusha-T released his latest album, Daytona, back in May. It includes seven tracks, one of which is the moody "Santeria," which features G.O.O.D. music's exciting…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 20, 2018 - 10:20 am

Devon Welsh – “By The Daylight” Video

Following a few years of silence, Majical Cloudz frontman Devon Welsh has been sharing some new solo material lately. He released the stunning "I’ll Be
Julia Gray | July 20, 2018 - 10:12 am

Taylor Swift Starring In Cats Movie Adaptation

Working Title and Universal's much-discussed movie adaptation of the hit Cats musical has grown some sizeable claws. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden…
Alex Ritman / The Hollywood Reporter | July 20, 2018 - 10:03 am

Radiohead Return To Toronto, Demand Accountability For Fatal Stage Collapse: “The Silence Is Fucking Deafening”

Radiohead's two concerts at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena this week mark their first visit to the city since 2012, when a stage collapse at Downsview Park…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2018 - 9:56 am

Watch Beck Cover Spoon With Britt Daniel And Sing A Rarity With Jenny Lewis At MSG

Beck followed up Billy Joel's 100th Madison Square Garden gig -- and his own Colbert performance -- with an MSG show of his own Thursday.
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2018 - 9:00 am

311 & The Offspring Cover Each Other’s Hits

311 and the Offspring are going on tour together starting next week, and the two bands have covered each other's hit songs to celebrate. The…
James Rettig | July 20, 2018 - 12:01 am

Four Men Indicted In XXXTentacion Murder Case

A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion.
Associated Press | July 19, 2018 - 8:46 pm

Watch Chvrches Cover Kendrick Lamar

Chvrches love a cover. Before releasing their latest LP Love Is Dead in May, the Scottish synth-pop trio shared covers of Beyoncé’s "XO" and the…
Julia Gray | July 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm

Vanessa Carlton – “Needle In The Hay” (Elliott Smith Cover) Video

Vanessa Carlton has transitioned from beloved few-hits wonder (shout out to "Ordinary Day") to tasteful cover artist. She covered Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" in March…
Julia Gray | July 19, 2018 - 7:46 pm

Rico Nasty – “Pressing Me” Video

Maryland rapper Rico Nasty flaunted her "Big Dick Energy" last week after releasing her impressive major-label debut Nasty just a month ago. She shared the…
Julia Gray | July 19, 2018 - 6:20 pm

24Dollas (24hrs & Ty Dolla $ign) – “Mind Games” (Feat. Roy Woods)

Serial collaborator Ty Dolla $ign announced yet another new project this week, teaming up with fellow R&B singer 24hrs under the name 24Dollas. We've heard…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2018 - 5:12 pm

Knife Knights – “Light Up Ahead (Time Mirage)” & “My Dreams Never Sleep”

Last month, Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood introduced their Knife Knights projects with "Give You Game," and today the two are back to announce their…
James Rettig | July 19, 2018 - 4:35 pm

Wiz Khalifa Thinks Men Should Break Bananas In Half Before Eating Them

Although his feelings aren't quite as strong as Joanna Newsom's or Jack White's, Wiz Khalifa still has pretty strong feelings about bananas. Specifically, he has…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2018 - 3:51 pm

JEFF The Brotherhood – “Parachute”

Jake and Jamin Orrall, the relentlessly prolific siblings known as JEFF The Brotherhood, are gearing up to put out another album called Magick Songs, the…
Sara Nuta | July 19, 2018 - 3:11 pm

The Week In Pop

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

Remember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory.
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm

SOPHIE Has Three More “Albums” Coming This Year

Last month, SOPHIE released her new album, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES, and it looks like she has a lot more new music in the…
James Rettig | July 19, 2018 - 2:21 pm

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields Shows Off His Jazzmaster Collection

Fender is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Jazzmaster by talking to musicians who love the guitar. One of those musicians is My Bloody Valentine's…
James Rettig | July 19, 2018 - 1:59 pm

Swamp Dogg – “Answer Me, My Love”

The great cult soul singer Swamp Dogg is 75 years old, and he's still pushing his music out into strange new places. On his new…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2018 - 1:53 pm

Tirzah – “Devotion” (Feat. Coby Sey) Video

We just got a new Tirzah song, "Affection," at the beginning of the week, and today we're unexpectedly blessed with another one. This is the…
James Rettig | July 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
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