• SXSW Car Crash Sandy Le Dead Victims

    Third Victim Dies Following SXSW Car Crash

    The car crash that cast a pall over SXSW claimed the life of another victim this morning. KVUE reports that 26-year-old Austin resident Sandy Le died this morning after several days on life support at University Medical Center Brackenridge. She was struck early in the morning of March 13 outside the Mohawk by 21-year-old Rashad Owens, who attempted to evade a DWI checkpoint before crashing into a crowd, killing three and injuring 22."She lived in this whimsy that almost made you jealous, she was a very carefree and nonchalant person with a definitely giving spirit, and she was very selfless," her brother-in-law, Stuart Gates, told USA Today.

  • War on Drugs 'Lost in the Dream' Live Video

    Watch War on Drugs Perform Most of 'Lost in the Dream' Album

    The War on Drugs are set to release their SPIN Essential third album Lost in the Dream this week, and to celebrate the occasion, the Philly quartet played a hometown show during which they treated the crowd to almost the entire new LP. Adam Granduciel and co. played a special noon set at World Cafe Live, extending the LP's already long tracks with atmospheric jams while mixing in "Brothers," "Baby Missiles," and "I Was There" from 2011's Slave Ambient. Watch the entire show here, and pick up Lost in the Dream via Secretly Canadian on March 18.

  • Damon Albarn SXSW Gorillaz Clint Eastwood Fader Snoop Dogg Del tha Funkee Homosapien Deltron 3030

    Watch Damon Albarn, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Snoop Dogg do 'Clint Eastwood'

    Though he's currently promoting his debut solo album Everyday Robots, Damon Albarn took some time at SXSW to celebrate his other projects with some help from hip-hop royalty. During his headlining set at the Fader Fort, the Gorillaz mastermind brought up De La Soul for "Feel Good Inc." and then joined forces with Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator for "Clint Eastwood," the first time all three performed the track together since it came out 13 years ago. Snoop Dogg also showed up to contribute a brand new verse, adding "a little cayenne" to the set, as Albarn put it to the AP."What can I say about them? They're very dear friends of mine," he said about De La Soul before the show. "But it's Del The Funky Homosapien I'm most excited about.

  • Flaming Lips Miley Cyrus Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Sgt Peppers

    Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips Prolong Their Lovefest With Beatles Cover

    Last month, the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd joined Miley Cyrus onstage to perform "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1," a collaboration that makes sense when you remember both acts' love of the bizarre. The bond was strong enough for Coyne and co. to invite Cyrus to perform on their full-album remake of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, on which she sings "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."Coyne himself broke the news by posting photos of Cyrus in the studio with them in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "Miley in the studio vomiting diamonds while singing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!! If you're a Beatles and John Lennon freak you gonna love love love this track!! Got Andrew from MGMT too!!!!" he wrote in the caption for the above photo. Judging by the one below, plenty of weed was involved, with Miley crafting a joint using her very own Bangerz rolling papers.

  • Jay Reatard Nirvana 'Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle'

    Hear Jay Reatard's Psychedelic Cover of Nirvana's 'Frances Farmer'

    It's hard to believe it's been over four years since Jay Reatard's death at just 29 years old. Just after he passed, someone in his camp uploaded one of his final recordings, a May 2009 cover of Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" intended for an In Utero tribute album. After years of legal holdups, that compilation, In Utero: In Tribute, from Robotic Empire will be available on Record Store Day (April 19), and Noisey premiered a remastered take of Reatard's rendition, on which he played all the instruments. This version benefits from a boost in the sound without sacrificing Jay's intensity on the sped-up, psyched-out cover. Check it out below and pre-order In Utero: In Tribute — which also features Ceremony, Mean Jeans, Thursday, and more — via iTunes. 

  • Rebecca Black Writer Returns With a Chinese Song About Flying Cars

    No doubt inspired by the success of his cultural milestone "Chinese Food," songwriter Patrice Wilson — the evil genius who also penned Rebecca Black's "Friday" — is back with another inane song performed by a young girl, which you're bound to click on out of confusion/curiosity. Then you'll want to make fun of it, but you'll feel bad because the artist is just a baby and she doesn't know any better. But at the same time you can't not say something because it really is just so terrible, so you'll probably send it to a friend and say something like, "The Internet needs to stop." Of course, in sharing it, you're keeping the Internet going, and knowing this just makes you feel worse. Finally, you realize viral culture is a flat circle and either you share it first, or it gets shared with you, and everyone everywhere loses.Anyway.

  • 'House of Cards' Drake Tumblr

    Drake Lyrics Meet 'House of Cards' in Glorious New Tumblr

    It may not be Pink Floyd and The Wizard of Oz, but some enterprising genius figured out that Drake's lyrics are the perfect hip-hop complement to freeze-frames from House of Cards. No doubt, there's a lot of game and hustle in Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood. There's the cunning and romantic drama provided by his wife Claire (the incredible Robin Wright), and also a well-defined weakness for booze and weed in Congressman Peter Russo (Corey Stoll). If you need proof, check out the House of Drake Tumblr, which will bring your love of Drizzy and/or the hit Netflix series to a new level. A few examples below (some spoilers, too), via BuzzFeed.

  • Josh Homme Fuck the Grammys Kyuss Lawsuit

    Josh Homme Would Consider Playing the Grammys Again

    Former SPIN cover star Josh Homme is a blunt man. The Queens of the Stone Age leader is open and honest about his art, his willingness to beat the snot out of stage crashers, and the ways in which Jay Z can piss him off. In a new interview with Australia's Faster Louder, he speaks candidly about getting cut off during the Grammys telecast and his lawsuit against his old bandmates in Kyuss.As previously reported, Homme recently let loose an F-bomb laden rant about playing Music's Biggest Night:"Fuck everything, fuck the man, fuck Imagine Dragons, fuck the Grammys, fuck all this shit."But he revisted the topic in response to a fan's question about his Grammys angst, saying "I'd play anywhere. I don't care about the drama. I got misunderstood for something I said when I was reacting to someone in the audience recently. Not to mention I was really drunk.

  • Austin SXSW 6th street gun march protest demonstration

    Armed Gun Enthusiasts March Through SXSW

    If you're at SXSW and happen upon a large group of people openly bearing arms in downtown Austin on Wednesday, don't be afraid (or at least not too afraid). It's just a demonstration by pro-gun activists set to take place in part on Austin's 6th street, the heavily foot-trafficked main drag. You'll normally see all kinds of weird stuff there, but usually no loaded weapons unless you've wound up on the fighting side of the law.As local radio station KUT reports, conspiracy-loving libertarian site Infowars asked Come and Take It Texas to organize the march in response to an anti-gun panel at SXSW. "We actively engage in conversation with fellow Texans to educate them on our rights," member Justin Delosh told KUT, noting that passersby pose for photos with the marchers.

  • Kanye Coinye West Creators Names Lawsuit

    Kanye West Finally Hunts Down the Creators of Coinye

    Thou shalt not take the name of thy lord Yeezus in coin. That's the lesson a few formerly anonymous Internet users are learning the hard way after they offended Kanye West by inventing the Bitcoin-like Coinye West.The mercurial rapper filed suit against the cyptocurrency's creators in January, but back then he didn't know who they were. At the time he also sued web-hosting sites like Amazon for providing the bandwith for Coinye, but he has since dropped them from the proceedings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the now-unmasked defendants hail from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Slovakia, and New Zealand.While the lawsuit has been amended, it still contains this amusing line: "With each day that passes, Mr.

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