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iLoveMakonnen Comes Out

Very early this morning, Makonnen Sheran—better known as the rapper iLoveMakonnen—announced on Twitter that he is gay. https://twitter.com/iLoveMakonnen5D/status/822353517448835072 https://twitter.com/iLoveMakonnen5D/status/822353737146470400…
Jordan Sargent / January 20, 2017

Watch Zack De La Rocha Join Run the Jewels At Their Trump-Bashing D.C. Show

Run the Jewels were forced to reschedule an earlier January Washington D.C. tour date to last night, which, obviously, led to a show that was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 20, 2017

Stephen Malkmus, Carrie Brownstein, Carl Newman and Others Release New Anti-Trump Protest Album

It's a big day for political music, with a new ACLU benefit compilation featuring Mount Eerie and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart out,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 20, 2017

Watch the Icky, Surreal Trailer for Flying Lotus’s New Movie Kuso

One of the more wild-card, big-name entries this year at the Sundance Film Festival is a new film by Flying Lotus called Kuso. Deadline just…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 20, 2017

Jack White’s Third Man Records to Open Pressing Plant in Detroit

Earlier today, Jack White’s Third Man announced that it will open a record pressing plant in its Detroit store. The plant will begin manufacturing records…
Taylor Berman / January 19, 2017

Everything You Missed From the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration Concert

The Trump Inaugural Concert just ended. If you were lucky enough to miss watching it, here's a detailed run-down of the surreal, celebrity-free show.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 19, 2017

Donald and Melania Trump Walked Out to The Rolling Stones’ “Heart of Stone” at Today’s Inauguration Concert

Those watching or in attendance at the "Make America Great Again!" inauguration concert this afternoon may have noticed that, after a long set by the Old…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 19, 2017

Why Inauguration Performer Tim Rushlow Said Yes to Donald Trump

Tim Rushlow is the ex-lead singer of Little Texas, a band that was omnipresent on country radio in the 90s. Tonight, he will perform at the president-elect's…
Anna Gaca / January 19, 2017

3 Doors Down Manager Says Band Is Playing Inauguration Because They’re “Good Mississippi and Alabama Boys”

Very few musicians want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration festivities, but where KISS and R. Kelly fear to tread, 3 Doors Down rush in. The Southern…
Anna Gaca / January 19, 2017

Ryan Adams Shares Song Titled “Doomsday,” Announces New Tour

Ryan Adams has shared a third single--"rollicking," "wind-swept," "pleasant," "urbane," "harmonica-studded," are a few ways to describe it-- from his upcoming album Prisoner. "Doomsday" premiered on Zane Lowe's…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 19, 2017

Report: Donald Trump Plans to Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts, Privatize Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Donald Trump's transition team is eyeing staggering cuts to the federal agencies that support the arts, humanities, and public broadcasting, the Hill reports. Under the…
Anna Gaca / January 19, 2017

Trump Inauguration Planner Says Kanye West Is Not “Typically and Traditionally American” Enough to Perform

When Kanye West voiced his support for president-elect Donald Trump, and then deigned to visit Trump Tower and pause for a photo-op with him, it…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 19, 2017

Taxstone Will Remain in Jail After Court Revokes Bail

Yesterday, popular hip-hop podcast host Taxstone (born Daryl Campbell) posted $500,000 bail after being arrested on gun charges stemming from a shooting at a T.I. concert last…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 19, 2017

Stream Japandroids’ New Album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life Right Now

Today, Vancouver duo Japandroids shared their latest release Near To The Wild Heart Of Life with NPR Music. Following 2012's critically-acclaimed Celebration Rock, Brian King and David Prowse flesh out the…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2017

Bruce Springsteen Played a Secret Show for Obama Staffers at the White House

Bruce Springsteen played a secret show at the White House on January 12 as a sign of appreciation for President Obama and his staffers, according…
Taylor Berman / January 18, 2017
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