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Five Can’t-Miss Emerging Artists at Lollapalooza 2016 

When Lollapalooza lands in Grant Park on Thursday, July 28 (and stays through July 31), music fans will have no shortage of excellence to behold.
Chris Martins / July 20, 2016

Five Can’t-Miss Emerging Artists at Firefly 2016

Okay, we're as thrilled as anyone about Florence + the Machine and Earth, Wind & Fire, but what's a Dover, Delaware festivaler to do while…
Chris Martins / June 9, 2016

Five Can’t-Miss Emerging Artists at Sasquatch 2016

We didn't set out to highlight the most gorgeous-sounding music from the up-and-comers on this year's Sasquatch! bill, but it's a welcome coincidence. You'd be…
Chris Martins / May 19, 2016

Miguel’s F**king Music

Miguel isn't a big man but he knows how to fill the space that he's in. That's not a metaphor — not yet, at least…
Chris Martins / June 29, 2015

Coachella 2015 Day Three: St. Vincent’s Mannequin Moves, Drake and Madonna’s Lip-Lock, and More

Thirteen-year Coachella veteran Chris Martins and trusty photographer Wilson Lee hit the Southern California desert to document Coachella 2015. Day Three begins...
Chris Martins / April 13, 2015

Coachella 2015 Day Two: FKA Twigs’ Acrobatics, Tyler, the Creator’s Jabs, and More

Thirteen-year Coachella veteran Chris Martins and trusty photographer Wilson Lee hit the Southern California desert to document Coachella 2015. Day Two begins...
Chris Martins / April 12, 2015

Coachella 2015 Day One: Steely Dan’s 13-Piece Band, Tame Impala’s Fuzz Bombs, and More

Thirteen-year Coachella veteran Chris Martins and trusty photographer Wilson Lee hit the Southern California desert to document Coachella 2015. Day One begins...
Chris Martins / April 11, 2015

Rude Awakening: 25 Major Moments in White Reggae History

Was there a bigger surprise hit in 2014 than Magic!'s "Rude"? There, tucked into the balmy folds of the Summer of Ass, was a soft…
Chris Martins / December 19, 2014

Review: D’Angelo Brings Organic Funk Back to Life on the Epochal ‘Black Messiah’

When D'Angelo sings, "All we wanted was a chance to talk / 'Stead we only got outlined in chalk" on his long-awaited third album, we…
Chris Martins / December 17, 2014

TV on the Radio Leave It Behind

There is a man. He is handsome, but right now a little silly. He's wearing flip-flops, for one, and the kind of slack, open-lip grin…
Chris Martins / November 17, 2014

Let German Viral Sensation Milky Chance Take You to ‘Loveland’

Who are Milky Chance? Why, didn't you hear the man in the video above? They are Milky Chance, and if you haven't yet heard their…
Chris Martins / October 6, 2014

Watch Beck Bring ‘The Golden Age’ to ‘Austin City Limits’ TV

The Austin City Limits festival kicks off today in, duh, Austin, but folks in other locales will be treated to another gift from the rock…
Chris Martins / October 3, 2014

7 Emojis U Wish U Had, Including Sad Drake and a Broken iPhone

Isaiah Toothtaker is not only a man who takes many teeth (we've heard rumors there's a Mason jar somewhere). He's also a man who wears…
Chris Martins / October 2, 2014

Jay Z and Solange’s Elevator Fight Is Getting the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Treatment

Welp, it happened. Someone over at Law & Order: Special Victims Unit learned the word "thot." Never one to slack when it comes to the…
Chris Martins / October 1, 2014

Coolio Is Still Mad His Kurt Cobain Collab Never Happened (and Other Tales From 1994)

In 1994, Coolio climbed out of the trunk of a Chevy Impala and forever into our lives. The Compton MC born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. moved amongst…
Chris Martins / October 1, 2014

Watch Gary Clark Jr. Slay Hyde Park With ‘Don’t Owe You a Thang’

It's no secret that Gary Clark Jr. is a force to be reckoned with in the live arena — whether playing an actual arena or…
Chris Martins / September 30, 2014

Weezer Declare ‘The British Are Coming,’ Announce Club Tour

Weezer take on "punk-ass Redcoats" in the latest taste from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. "The British Are Coming" is…
Chris Martins / September 23, 2014

Watch the Black Keys Turn ‘The Tonight Show’ Into a Blues Juke

When they aren't busy being worshipped by topless women or composing songs for cartoon series about embittered anthropomorphic horses, the men of the Black Keys…
Chris Martins / September 23, 2014

RL Grime and How to Dress Well Combine for Luxe R&B ‘Reminder’

West Coast beat boss RL Grime returns with the full, official audio for his How to Dress Well-assisted single, "Reminder." It's the WEDIDIT heavyweight's first…
Chris Martins / September 23, 2014

Our Typo Could Be Your Meme: #Fugazi1888

You know what they say: We're all always just a slip of the keyboard finger away from genius. Just kidding. No one says that because…
Chris Martins / September 19, 2014

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