Chris Martins

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, wa…
By: 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…
By: Chris Martins / December 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 wear…
By: 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 whe…
By: 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,…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Chris Martins / September 19, 2014

Guided by Voices Break Up Just in Time for Their Fall Tour

Guided by Voices are, once again, no more. Robert Pollard's band featured quite a rotating cast before splitting in 2004, but the Dayton lo-fi heroe…
By: Chris Martins / September 18, 2014

CBS Won’t Be Using Rihanna’s Music for Thursday Night Football, Ever

Rihanna's football flap now comes to a summary end. CBS has permanently dropped her video performance of "Run This Town" from the intro of Thursday…
By: Chris Martins / September 16, 2014

Death Blues Go Primordial With Hulking Sound and a Hypnotic Video

You've almost undoubtedly heard the ethereal yet visceral work of the men who comprise Death Blues. Project founder Jon Mueller is an integral member of…
By: Chris Martins / September 16, 2014

Wanna Remove the U2 Album From Your iTunes? There’s a Button for That

U2's Songs of Innocence wound up in iTunes users' music library whether or not any of them actually wanted it. Odd Future figurehead…
By: Chris Martins / September 15, 2014

Hear Primus’ Wild and Woolly ‘Golden Ticket’ From Their Willy Wonka Tribute Album

On October 21, a certain beloved Bay Area prog-funk posse will release Primus & the Chocolate Factory, which is everything you'd hope it'd…
By: Chris Martins / September 15, 2014

Riffstory Lesson: Man Plays 100 Bass Lines From Mingus to Metallica, Nirvana and Beyond

When virtuosic YouTube music supercuts come together, it's usually the singer or the guitarist whose contribution takes center stage. Finally, someone gives the…
By: Chris Martins / September 12, 2014

Elle Fanning Twirls to Karen O’s ‘Ooo’ in a Surprise Spike Jonze Video

Karen O's debut solo album, Crush Songs, arrived this week without a whole lot of fanfare. That's all right, because the music speaks for…
By: Chris Martins / September 12, 2014

Do U Even Satan, Bro? Here’s a New Slipknot Video

Slipknot may be the most outwardly unlovable-looking band to genuinely deserve the descriptor "beloved." Rock deities like Dave Grohl consider 2001's Iowa album…
By: Chris Martins / September 12, 2014

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