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Video: Vic Mensa – “16 Shots”

Vic Mensa has released a new video for "16 Shots," a song from this summer's EP There’s Alot Going On. "16 Shots" is a hard-hitting police brutality protest…
Anna Gaca / October 23, 2016

Kanye West Says He Won’t Attend the Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn’t Nominated

Speaking during a performance in Oakland last night, Kanye West inserted himself into this week's music industry mystery: Why didn't Frank Ocean submit his albums Endless and Blonde for…
Anna Gaca / October 23, 2016

New Music: Joanna Newsom – “Make Hay”

Joanna Newsom's excellent 2015 album Divers turns one year old today, and record label Drag City has a nice surprise: "Make Hay," an unreleased outtake from the Divers sessions. "We wish you…
Anna Gaca / October 23, 2016

Watch Lady Gaga Perform “A-YO” and “Million Reasons” on SNL

Just a day after the release of her new album Joanne, Lady Gaga appeared on Saturday Night Live to share two of its songs: a stomping country-western disco staging of…
Anna Gaca / October 23, 2016

Eric B. and Rakim Confirm Reunion Tour for 2017

Classic hip-hop duo Eric B. and Rakim have reunited and are planning a world tour, a representative confirmed to Rolling Stone. The tour is expected to begin…
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Usher Took a Video of President Obama Dancing to “Hotline Bling”

Last night, President Barack Obama and BET hosted "Love & Happiness: A Musical Experience," a White House concert showcase featuring performances by artists including Usher, Jill Scott, Common, …
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Preacher Co-Creator Steve Dillon Dead at 54

Steve Dillon, the British comic book artist who co-created Preacher, regarded as a modern comics classic, has died at age 54. His brother Glyn Dillon confirmed the news…
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Watch Lauryn Hill Perform Her New Version of “Rebel” on Charlie Rose

Last week, Lauryn Hill performed at this year's TIDAL X showcase and shared a reworked version of her song "I Find It Hard to Say (Rebel)"
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Nobel Academy Member Calls Bob Dylan “Impolite and Arrogant”

A member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has suggested that Bob Dylan's refusal to acknowledge his award is "impolite and arrogant."
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

New Music: Father John Misty – “Cum to Mama” (Lady Gaga Demo)

Father John Misty, a.k.a. Josh Tillman, has shared his demo for "Come to Mama," a song whose finished version appears on Lady Gaga's new album Joanne. Misty, being…
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Video: Wyclef Jean Plays Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders in “If I Was President 2016″

Wyclef Jean is getting some additional mileage out of his 2004 single "President" this election season. Earlier this month, he released an updated version of the…
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Donald Glover Will Play Lando Calrissian in Upcoming Han Solo Spinoff Film

Atlanta impresario Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in an upcoming, as yet untitled Star Wars spinoff film about Han Solo, has announced. Alden Ehrenreich (who most recently…
Anna Gaca / October 21, 2016

Watch A$AP Mob’s New Money Man Short Film ft. A$AP Rocky, Skepta

As promised last week, A$AP Mob's new film Money Man is finally out. The 12-minute flick is a grainy black-and-white romp through criminal enterprise, reckless discharge of multiple weapons,…
Brian Josephs / October 21, 2016

The SPIN Interview: American Football’s Mike Kinsella

Mike Kinsella quickly cops to being "old," by which he means that he’s 39, married, and spent the day taking his kids to IKEA. His aw-shucks attitude…
Anna Gaca / October 21, 2016

Download Trash Talk’s Tangle EP

West Coast hardcore quartet Trash Talk has returned with the Tangle EP, their first new project since their 2014 LP No Peace. They've made Tangle available as a download over at…
Brian Josephs / October 21, 2016

Moonlight Is a Stunning Deconstruction of Black Masculinity

There’s a cruel dichotomy signified by the color blue. It calls to mind the omnipresence of the skies and the ocean’s unfathomable expanse. These are…
Brian Josephs / October 21, 2016

Tom DeLonge Thinks Wikileaks E-mail Dump Will Help Him Prove UFOs Are Real

Musician is no longer the primary title for former Blink-182 co-founder Tom DeLonge; by the evidence trickling out this year, he might prefer being called…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 21, 2016

New Music: Filthy Friends (R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker) – “Despierata”

Recently, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker have been playing with Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Kurt Bloch in a group called Filthy Friends. Up til now…
Anna Gaca / October 21, 2016

Here’s Why Spotify, Soundcloud, and Twitter Are So Crappy Today

Perhaps you went to listen to the new D.R.A.M. album via Spotify's web app this morning, and noticed that Spotify wasn't working. Then, you went…
Andy Cush / October 21, 2016
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