Chris Martins

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  • Tupac Shakur Musical Songs Stream Holler If Ya Hear Me Saul Williams

    Hear Songs From the Tupac Musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

    You can now hear three remade 2Pac songs from the Tupac Shakur-inspired musical, Holler If Ya Here Me. As previously reported, the Broadway production does not aim to tell the story of the iconic rapper's life and death, but rather to paint its own live-action moving picture via the themes expressed in the man's work.

  • Jack White Black Keys Feud Rolling Stone Ripoff

    Jack White Puts Down Adele While Dissing Black Keys

    Jack White has words for the Black Keys, and they aren't nice. In an excerpt from the next Rolling Stone cover, the Lazaretto-maker reiterates his previously made-in-private theory about the Nashville-via-Akron duo ripping him off. He even takes it to the schoolyard, which is fitting not only because of the inherently childish nature of the conversation, but because the beef arose when White told his ex-wife he didn't want their kids going to school with Dan Auerbach's kids."There are kids at school who dress like everybody else," he said, "because they don't know what to do, and there are musicians like that, too. I'll hear TV commercials where the music's ripping off sounds of mine, to the point I think it's me. Half the time, it's the Black Keys. The other half, it's a sound-alike song because they couldn't license one of mine.

  • Zebra Katz Herve Tear the House Up Video

    Watch Zebra Katz' Eye-Popping 'Tear the House Up' Video

    You know Zebra Katz from his Diplo-backed heater, "Ima Read," but the New York performance artist born Ojay Morgan has been plenty busy since. There was the honey badger-channelling "Pulla Stunt," and his darkly menacing "Y I Do," plus an Icona Pop collaboration to name a few — all of which floated just below the radar. Well, hit play above to experience Katz' new calling card: "Tear the House Up," produced by Hervé, and the accompanying video directed by Ghost+Cow. The clip is a stunner, finding the MC in various wild outfits to match his freaky, colorful enrivons. One scenario has him wearing what we can only assum is Big Bird's pelt inside of what we can only assume is Ronald McDonald's sex dungeon. Much fun with patterns, guns, and androgyny follows. Meanwhile Katz raps his ass off, eschewing his creepier styles for pure dance-rallying rhymes. Via BuzzFeed.

  • Prom Body 'Pretty Flower' Stream Naughty by Natural

    Prom Body Share 'Pretty Flower,' a Bouquet of Garage-Punk Goodness

    Prom Body hail from Tucson, Arizona, and sport the kind of sound that usually emerges, coughing and waving its arms, from a suburban smoke-filled garage. But for every ounce of snot-nosed Wavves-y stoner punk in this quartet's music, there's another of No Age's lo-fi-for-art's-sake, and maybe another still of Jay Reatard's early and weird fist-pumping aggression. Main brain Mike Fay and the gang are plotting their second album in 10 months — Naughty by Natural, out this summer on Topaz — and there's a fine specimen therefrom to be found below.

  • Serengeti Rapper Kenny Dennis Sitcom Video Show

    See Serengeti's Kenny Dennis Character in His Own Sitcom

    David Cohn, a.k.a. Chicago MC Serengeti, wears many hats. Within the music world alone he's carved out space as a wry confessionalist (his Saal album with Sicker Man), a weirdo party-guy (his Sisyphus project with Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux), and a mustachioed middle-aged rapper named Kenny Dennis (read an entire SPIN interview about that here). Well, turns out the man is pretty damned good at inhabiting a character on camera as well.Above is a short from a proposed sitcom starring Cohn as Dennis, ostensibly dubbed Kenny Show.

  • EMA 'Drown' Stream The Future's Void Bonus

    Hear EMA's Buzzing, Breathy 'Drown' Bonus Cut

    SPIN profile subject EMA went looking for meaning in the digital abyss and she came back with The Future's Void, an album whose bleak title belies the fact that it's a fantastic work portending many happy returns from the South Dakota-bred artist. As it turns out, one of those has already arrived: a bonus cut from that very same LP dubbed "Drown," previously unheard by the Internet's collective ears. Heard below, via Stereogum, the song offers a mix of menacing beat-work, buzzing synths, and breathy vocals. On your way out, watch the videos for "So Blonde" and "Satellites."

  • Primavera Sound Festival Live Stream Online Watch

    Primavera Sound Is Live-Streaming Here

    Spain's celebrated Primavera Sound festival is live-streaming, right now, above and below via two channels for maximum coverage. As previously reported, three-day gala runs from May 29 through 31 in Barcelona, and this year's iteration brings with it the reunion of shoegaze greats Slowdive. Thursday's lineup-toppers include Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Disclosure. Friday brings the National, Pixies, Slowdive, and Haim. And Saturday includes Nine Inch Nails, Kendrick Lamar, Volcano Choir, and Caetano Veloso. Not all of those (including NIN, sadly) will be watchable for viewers at home, but a whole lot of it can be seen right here. Scroll down for the broadcast schedule, via Pitchfork.Schedule, converted to ETThursday, May 29Channel 111:45 - Grupo de Expertos Solynieve12:40 - Real Estate2:40 - Warpaint3:50 - St.

  • Marilyn Manson 'Sons of Anarchy' Season Seven Role

    'Sons of Anarchy' Casts Marilyn Manson as White Supremacist

    Marilyn Manson leant his creepy aural abilities to the opening credits of WGN's mostly flagging witch drama, Salem. Now the industrial-metal icon is in for an upgrade — he'll have a recurring role on the beloved FX series Sons of Anarchy, Variety reports. The show's seventh and final season airs in September, and will find the Antichrist Superstar himself playing Ron Tully, a white supremacist leader who exercises considerable power though he's behind bars.Manson shared his thoughts on the role: "Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father's. So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship.

  • Stephon Alexander & Rioux 'Here Comes Now' Stream Album

    Hear Stephon Alexander & Rioux's Interstellar Jazz Excursion 'A Brief History of Time'

    First things first, let's meet the band. Erin Rioux is a New York producer specializing in the psychedelic side of dance music. Normal enough. And Stephon Alexander is a Dartmouth professor and celebrated theoretical physicist specializing in the cosmology of the early universe. Gulp. To be fair, the latter also plays sax, keys, and percussion, but their project Stephon Alexander & Rioux is indeed meant to be a merging of science and music.Before you go on, watch them jam above. We'll wait. Good? Okay.The pair's album, Here Comes Now, is out August 4 via Connect and aurally offers a wild mix of "cosmic jazz, electro funk, and mutated digital disco," as the label perfectly puts it.

  • Moire No Gravity Stream Werkdiscs Shelter

    Moire Announces Album, Shares Dark and Twitchy 'No Gravity'

    Mystery producer Moiré will release his debut album on August 18 via Werkdiscs, the ever-reliable imprint run by London bleak-ist, Actress. The new set will be called Shelter, and you can hear the first taste of it below — a twitchy yet spacious production dubbed "No Gravity," which earns its title even while embracing hefty beatwork. Of course, Moiré (the man and the visual phenomenon) is all about using contrasting elements to create a bigger picture.Or, as the label words it: "Perceptual experience does not necessarily confirm individual sounds, as much as 'moiré' does not appear when looking at individual lines. It's really about the combination and interaction of the minutiae that make the whole... the sum of the parts.

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