Congress Sends Bill Cracking Down on Ticket Bots to President Obama

President Obama will consider legislation intended to crack down on ticket scalpers who operate automated software to snap up seats, after the House of Representatives passed it…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Beach Slang Announce New Touring Lineup

In an e-mail to SPIN, Beach Slang confirmed the addition of two new touring members for their upcoming European trek. They're drummer Cully Symington, who played with…
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Report: Spotify Not Buying SoundCloud After All

Spotify won't be acquiring rival music streaming platform SoundCloud after all, TechCrunch reports. Rumors that a deal was in the works were reported by the Financial Times back…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

What Is Kanye West Doing With a List of Video Games In the Studio?

Pete Rock's Instagram is private, but today, videos he posted of a recent studio hang with Kanye West leaked out across the internet. The videos aren't…
Jeremy Gordon / December 8, 2016

MF DOOM Remixed DJ Khaled’s “I Got the Keys” Into JJ DOOM’s “Banished”

Today, MF Doom appeared on Ninja Tune's weekly radio show, where he provided an hour-long set of classic jams, remixes, and rarities. One of those tracks was…
Josh Rosenberg / December 8, 2016

A New Radio Drama Inspired by PJ Harvey, On Kosovo Field, is Coming to BBC’s Radio 4

This year's PJ Harvey album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, was a collection of songs inspired by world trips (often to disenfranchised communities) that the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 8, 2016

Sigur Rós Are Teasing a Mysterious Something

Here's a new, 15-second teaser video from soothing Icelandic landscape-painting Sigur Rós, who appear to be planning to announce something about 2017 this coming Monday:…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Video: Jack White – “The Rose With The Broken Neck” (Danger Mouse Cover)

Jack White has released a video of his cover of Danger Mouse’s "The Rose With The Broken Neck," from his 2015 acoustic tour. In the…
Sadie Bell / December 8, 2016

Oakland Mayor Announces $1.7 Million for Affordable Arts Spaces in Wake of Warehouse Fire

In the aftermath of this weekend's deadly fire at the Ghost Ship artists' warehouse in Oakland, California, city mayor Libby Schaaf has announced a $1.7 million project intended…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

For All His Talents, Prince Wasn’t Very Good at Using His Laptop

Prince had a complicated relationship with the Internet. Although he came to resent it for what it did to artists' income, he was one of the…
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Mick Jagger, 73, Is a Father Again

The BBC reports today that Mick Jagger has become a father for eighth time, at the modest age of 73. The Stones singer was present…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 8, 2016

Greg Lake of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer Dies at 69

Greg Lake, co-founding member of UK prog giants King Crimson and the virtuoso bassist/guitarist of legendary trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, passed away yesterday at the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 8, 2016

Watch the Roots Perform “Super Mario Bros.” Theme With Shigeru Miyamoto

The Roots get to let their inner nerd out every once in a while as The Tonight Show's house band—like when Questlove cheesed after hitting Phil Collins'
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Watch Madonna Twerk in the Passenger Seat of “Carpool Karaoke”

What is Madonna promoting, exactly? Her last album came out more than a year and a half ago, her tour ended in March, she's not…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Listen to the Full Soundtrack of Westworld, Including Nine Inch Nails, Amy Winehouse, and Even More Radiohead Covers

Sad that Westworld is over, with its world reduced to shambles—at least until 2018? November's six-track sampler of the soundtrack wasn't enough for you? Never…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 8, 2016
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