• Outside Lands lineup announced tickets Kanye Tom Petty

    Outside Lands 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Tom Petty, the Killers, Tiêsto

    Outside Lands is returning to San Francisco for its seventh year, and the lineup is both unique and excellent. Kanye West, Tom Petty, and the Killers top the bill, with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tiësto, Arctic Monkeys, Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and Disclosure also playing sizable sets.The bill was announced by Huey Lewis in a Funny or Die-produced video in which he plays a few different versions of himself as a local, um, News-caster. The best moment comes when West's participation is announced by an adoptable dog named Bobo. Spoon, former SPIN cover stars Tegan and Sara, fellow SPIN cover stars Haim, Cut Copy, Atmosphere, Chromeo, Jenny Lewis, Run the Jewels, Warpaint, Dum Dum Girls, and many more are also on the bill.The festival takes place August 8 to 10 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m.

  • Queens of the Stone Age 'Smooth Sailing' Video Josh Homme

    Queens of the Stone Age's 'Smooth Sailing' Video Deals Drugs, Death

    If you happen to run into Josh Homme at Coachella this weekend and he invites you to party, you may want to think twice. Because as Queens of the Stone Age's brand new "Smooth Sailing" video proves, this man's version of a good time can also leave some people dead. We won't spoil all the danger-filled fun for you — there's plenty to go around — but basic gist of the featurette is as follows. Homme plays a businessman who goes out to dinner with some colleagues, then things turn into an epic shitshow of: booze, karaoke, drugs, thievery, bottle-smashing, arcade games, more drugs, ladies, parking-lot golf, hallucinations, and dead bodies. Think of it like a rock'n'roll version of Peter Berg's ultra-twisted Very Bad Things, only the action takes place over a single night and doesn't involve a bachelor party.

  • Sub Pop Loser Scholarship Application

    Apply for Sub Pop's 'Loser Scholarship'

    Since 2007, famed Seattle indie label Sub Pop Records has awarded its so-called Loser Scholarship to lucky, music and arts-loving high school seniors in the area. The 2014 edition features three payouts for $7,000, $5,000, and $3,000, which are available to residents of Washington and Oregon who have already enrolled in college for next year — so, likely not losers, per se, but slackers-who-know-better may stand a chance. To apply, students have to submit an essay of no longer than one page that touches on one or more of the following topics:- What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?- How and why did you become interested in artistic outlets?- How would this scholarship money help you to progress in your chosen field?- What are your influences and who inspires you?

  • Walter Martin Walkmen Matt Berninger We Like the Zoo We're All Young Together

    Walter Martin and Matt Berninger Get Wild on 'We Like the Zoo'

    Erstwhile Walkmen man Walter Martin is prepping a solo album, We're All Young Together, meant to reflect the sweetness and whimsy of youth. His latest share, a collaboration with the National's Matt Berninger, may be the most childlike yet. Following his yodel-y duet with Karen O ("Sing to Me") and his playful ode to/called "The Beatles," we now get "We Like the Zoo ('Cause We're Animals Too)." Over a simple acoustic backing and a number of appropriately animalistic sounds, Martin sings about being wild at heart, and Berninger claims to be all sorts of fauna: "I'm an antelope / And I'm a billy goat / And I'm a porcupine / And I'm a crocodile / And I'm an octopus / And I'm a platypus / And I'm a jaguar / And I'm a grizzly bear."Dig the song and the illustrated lyrics below, and pre-order We're All Young Together before its May 13 release.

  • Avicii Postpones Shows Appendix Gall Bladder Surgery

    Avicii Postpones Shows After Appendix, Gallbladder Removal

    After falling ill during Ultra Music Festival, Avicii revealed he'll have to postpone a few shows as he recovers from surgery to remove his gallbladder and appendix. The 24-year-old DJ suffered from abdominal pains, nausea, and a fever before being taken to a Miami hospital for treatment."Im sorry for having to postpone the shows this month. I sincerely rly wish I didnt have to but unfortunately theres no going around it," he tweeted early this morning, then added, "Health must always come first and in this case especially after my ruptured appendix that got removed doctors orders have been really strict." He seems to be in good spirits, though, saying that on the bright side, he was able to catch up on House of Cards.Apparently Avicii is pretty unlucky when it comes to health issues in March.

  • Wild Beasts 'A Simple Beautiful Truth' Video Present Tense

    Wild Beasts Channel Talking Heads for 'A Simple Beautiful Truth' Video

    How's this for a music video concept? Four dudes head to a Welsh mountain and wander around, executing some weird choreographed dance, and once the sun goes down, their clothes light up and they do the same dance in a circle around an electric umbrella. That's pretty much what happens in Wild Beasts' video for "A Simple Beautiful Truth," an airy synth cut from their fourth album, Present Tense. If it all sounds kind of bizarre, well, that's exactly the point."We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain," the band said in a statement. "We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like 'A Simple Beautiful Truth,' to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime.

  • Tune-yards

    Hear tUnE-yArDs' Dreamy R&B Jam 'Wait for a Minute'

    After a wild megamix preview of new album Nikki Nack and the Diwali-inflected "Water Fountain," tUnE-yArDs is back with a new cut from the LP. As far as Merrill Garbus songs go, "Wait for a Minute" is one of the most direct. Garbus puts her voice front and center over some more conventional R&B rhythms enhanced with dreamy effects and an airy echo. Check it out below and pick up the follow-up to W H O K I L L on May 6 from 4AD.

  • Drake UConn Twitter NCAA CHampionship Basketball Kentucky Wildcats

    Drake Gets Clowned by UConn Basketball Team After NCAA Championship

    In victory and defeat, it seems that Drake doesn't have much luck when it comes to attending championship basketball games. Last year, he was caught on camera being denied entry into the Miami Heat's locker room after they won the NBA title, though he did get to later awkwardly party with LeBron James and the rest of the team. This year is way worse, as the Toronto rapper gave his beloved Kentucky Wildcats a pep talk before the NCAA championship, only to see them lose to UConn in a thrilling game.To make matters even worse, UConn and other people took to Twitter to rub it in, with the official Huskies basketball account posting a card-like picture commemorating the game with the caption, "Imma just hand @Drake a business card and say...

  • The Roots 'When the People Cheer' 'And Then You Shoot Your Cousin'

    The Roots Herald New LP With 'When the People Cheer'

    In between The Tonight Show, collaborating with Elvis Costello, and playing a healthy amount of concerts, the Roots somehow found time to write and record their 11th studio album. The Philly crew offered up the first taste from the upcoming And Then You Shoot Your Cousin in the form of the beautifully bleak "When the People Cheer," which highlights the record's concept about growing up in gritty neighborhoods. "Am I a douchebag or just another do-rag?" Black Thought rhymes over a piano-inflected Questlove beat before a group of girls sing the chorus like some sort of schoolyard rhyme. And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which is said to have a similar theme as 2011's excellent undun, is due out May 13 from Def Jam.

  • Nas Q-Tip 'One Love' 'The World Is Yours' Fallon

    Nas and Q-Tip Celebrate 'One Love' and 'The World Is Yours' on 'Fallon'

    With his Illmatic XX reissue due next week, Nas headed to The Tonight Show to celebrate the landmark album's 20th anniversary with a little help from none other than Q-Tip. They started with "One Love," which was originally produced by the Tribe star, in a reserved performance that saw the icons mainly sitting on stools and backed by the Roots' expert musicianship. Q-Tip seemed like the more energetic of the two, continually shouting "whoo!" and "20 years!" They stuck around for a Web-only exclusive of "The World Is Yours," which Q-Tip previously remixed. That rendition featured more intensity from both rappers and the Roots, with the crowd getting even more into it. Watch both performances here and pick up Illmatic XX on April 15 via Sony Legacy.

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