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DJ Quik Addresses Police Brutality on “Black Friday”

California legend DJ Quik has been mostly quiet musically since releasing 2014's The Midnight Life, but the recent fatal occurrences of anti-black police brutality has forced him out of…
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

The xx Announce First Shows After Three-Year Hiatus

The lineups for Lollapalooza South America were released today, and while headliners like Metallica, The Weeknd, and the Strokes seem relatively predictable, the appearance of…
Josh Rosenberg / September 28, 2016

Listen to “Ballin,” a Lukewarm New Song from Kanye West and Juicy J

Today, Juicy J shares a new collaboration with Kanye West, "Ballin," which debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. The song isn't much to write home about:…
Andy Cush / September 28, 2016

Captain Murphy (a.k.a. Flying Lotus) Returns Once Again With “Crowned”

Flying Lotus has spent this year immersing himself in the debauched, directing a short film apparently so gross that barf bags were issued during its premiere.
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

Garth Brooks’s Seventh Diamond-Selling Album Puts Him One Up on the Beatles

Sometime recently, Garth Brooks's 2007 greatest-hits compilation The Ultimate Hits quietly sold its ten millionth copy. Brooks already had six ten million-selling records—his first three studio…
Anna Gaca / September 28, 2016

A U.N. Panel Just Advocated for Slavery Reparations in the U.S.

In 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates published "The Case for Reparations" in The Atlantic, turning a political issue that had spent years on the sidelines into a…
Andy Cush / September 28, 2016

The Weeknd Plays a Destructive “Starboy” in New Video

The Weeknd's Daft Punk-assisted "Starboy" dropped with little warning last week. Now, Hump Day has brought a music video for the single, which is the title track from…
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Host SNL

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will host Saturday Night Live on October 8, Deadline reports. Miranda will be joined by those other paragons of popular American musical culture, Twenty One Pilots.
Anna Gaca / September 28, 2016

Watch James Corden Horn in on the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”

On last night's The Late Late Show with James Corden, the host announced that he's making it his mission to bring back boy bands. Corden's…
Josh Rosenberg / September 28, 2016

Promoter Sentenced to Four Years Over Deadly Stampede at Steve Aoki Show

Miguel Ángel Flores, the Spanish promoter behind a 2012 Steve Aoki concert where five people died following a crowd stampede, has been sentenced to the maximum penalty…
Anna Gaca / September 28, 2016

The Greatest Meal of Action Bronson’s Life Involved a Baby Turtle and Smoked Snake

Action Bronson's palate is nearly as renowned as his goofy free-associative rhymes, so it's no surprise that when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, the fellow foodie…
Andy Cush / September 28, 2016

Chromatics’ “Magazine” Video Is Four Minutes of Arthouse Cinema

Chromatics' long-awaited album Dear Tommy remains MIA, but the band's Johnny Jewel did create the soundtrack for Belgian director Fien Troch's new independent teen drama, Home. That soundtrack includes an airy,…
Anna Gaca / September 28, 2016

Watch De La Soul and Estelle Perform “Memory of… (US)” on Fallon

The quiet success of De La Soul's And the Anonymous Nobody... has been one of the year's more pleasant surprises. The trio's first album in 12 years, Nobody...
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

Stream the Legends’ Woozy Pop-Duet With Maria Usbeck, “Cocaine”

Stockholm-based synth weavers the Legends are the primary musical outlet for Johan Angergård. They put out their fifth album, It’s Love, last year, and covered the…
Charles Innis / September 28, 2016

Solange’s New Album A Seat at the Table Comes This Friday

If Danny Brown's early release of Atrocity Exhibition wasn't enough of a stunner, here's the knockout: Solange Knowles is releasing her new album, entitled A Seat at the…
Brian Josephs / September 27, 2016

Danny Brown, You Can Vote in This Election, Even If You’re a Felon

During a Twitter Q&A following the surprise release of his very good new album Atrocity Exhibition this afternoon, Danny Brown fielded a question from a fan who…
Andy Cush / September 27, 2016

James Chance Shares “Melt Yourself Down,” From First New Album in 30 Years

No-wave pioneer James Chance has been on a tear as a live performer lately, bringing his skronking funk to small DIY venues and art spaces…
Andy Cush / September 27, 2016

Danny Brown’s New Album Atrocity Exhibition Is Out Now

Danny Brown's unpredictability also applies to his album release strategies. Atrocity Exhibition was supposed to drop Friday, but Brown was too impatient to wait a few more…
Brian Josephs / September 27, 2016

Katy Perry Strips to Convince You to Vote

If "Donald Trump will have the nuclear codes" doesn't convince young people to vote, maybe Katy Perry will. The pro-Hillary Clinton pop star teamed up with Funny…
Brian Josephs / September 27, 2016
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