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MTV VMAs 2015: How Can Miley Cyrus Make the Most of Her Hosting Gig?

The MTV Video Music Awards needs Miley Cyrus more than she needs it, though the two entities have become completely intertwined following the telecast two years ago…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

Still Drumming: Georgia Brings London to New York

The audience for Georgia’s headlining performance at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is hard to pin down. There’s a lanky tall guy in the…
Andrew Stone / August 27, 2015

Metric Already Have Their Next Album Mapped Out

Toronto’s “emotionally primitive” (their description, not ours) synth-rock group Metric are still learning new things about themselves. “It feels like we’re growing, thank God, because otherwise we’d…
Margaret Farrell / August 26, 2015

Ten DJs and Producers Discuss SoundCloud’s Future

Lately, SoundCloud’s troubles have been many, and confusing: Following reports that the Berlin-based streaming service was running “dangerously low on cash,” a slew of internet radio…
Harley Brown / August 26, 2015

Christine and the Queens: The Gender-Defying Chanteuse With a Plan

Dressed in all black at New York’s Sunflower Diner, Christine and the Queens — a.k.a. French singer-songwriter Héloïse Letissier —  sits gleefully in front of a giant stack of…
Brennan Carley / August 26, 2015

A Revisionist History: Yo La Tengo Pick Their All-Time Favorite Covers

A couple of weeks ago, Yo La Tengo started a Spotify playlist to compile the songs they’ve covered over the course of their three-plus decade…
Colin Joyce / August 26, 2015

Imma Let You Finish But Kanye West Is One of the Least Video-Driven Pop Icons of All Time

Rarely is an artist’s career as defined by so many facets as Kanye West’s: his singles have topped the charts, his albums have routinely steamrolled…
Dan Weiss / August 25, 2015

20 Feet From Stardom: Deradoorian Leaves It All Behind

North Brooklyn has changed since the last time Angel Deradoorian was here. Condos have gone up, long-running independent venues have come down, and families with…
Colin Joyce / August 25, 2015

We Quizzed Disclosure on Their Big-Name ‘Caracal’ Collaborators

Though it’s early in the morning at the Meatpacking District’s hottest hotel, the Standard, when the Disclosure brothers — Howard and Guy Lawrence, British dance’…
Brennan Carley / August 24, 2015

Chelsea Wolfe Lives in the Woods, Hangs at Biker Bars, and Finds Herself

The video for “Carrion Flowers,” a shivering dirge that opens Chelsea Wolfe’s recently released fourth album, Abyss, like the beast slouching towards Bethlehem, is nightmarish. Black…
Harley Brown / August 21, 2015
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