Kyle McGovern

writer

Biography

  • slayer, jeff hanneman, memorial service

    Metal Greats Toast Jeff Hanneman With Jagermeister and a Mosh Pit

    Droves of Slayer fans paid their respects to late guitarist Jeff Hanneman during a public memorial service held in Los Angeles Thursday (May 23). The rambunctious-but-respectful ceremony featured remarks from Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Metallica's Rob Trujillo, System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian, and more, as well as a mosh pit for attendees (via UPROXX). As SPIN noted previously, the remembrance took place at the storied 4,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium. "All you fans, thanks a lot for showing up," King reportedly said to the crowd, who were lined up around the block an hour before doors opened. "It means a lot. We got a lot of history in this joint.

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    Grizzly Bear Are Grizzly Besties With Ellen Now

    Grizzly Bear made friends with Ellen DeGeneres back in April when the Brooklynites taped a performance of Shields single "Yet Again" for her daytime talk show. DeGeneres called Grizzly Bear one of her favorite bands and snapped a photo with the group (via Instagram). Lead vocalist Ed Droste gushed about the meet-and-greet later on Twitter: "Ellen and Portia [de Rossi] are so nice and welcoming," he wrote. "Feel like we are playing their house they are so enthusiastic." The root of this budding friendship finally aired Friday (May 24).

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    James Blake Sends Shivers Down the Spine in 90-Minute HD Concert Footage

    James Blake bared his smoldering soul for a 90-minute live performance at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club on May 12, and now the entire set is streaming online (via NPR). Blake played a total of 16 songs, drawing heavily from his two studio albums (2011's self-titled and this year's Overgrown), with a few tracks from his various EPs sprinkled throughout. Blake left out Overgrown cut "Take a Fall For Me," so RZA won't cameo here. But the U.K. crooner's face-tingling drop on "I Never Learnt to Share" makes it all worth watching. James Blake @ Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club set list: "Air & Lack Thereof""I Never Learnt to Share""To the Last""Lindisfarne""I Am Sold""CMYK""Our Love Comes Back""Digital Lion""Unluck""Limit to Your Love""Klavierwerke""Overgrown""Voyeur""Retrograde""The Wilhelm Scream""A Case of You"

  • the-dream, iv play, tour, kelly rowland

    Model Father The-Dream on Life, Death, and Modern Parenting

    The-Dream will finally release his long-awaited IV Play album on May 28, and as part of the run-up to the hotly anticipated collection, Terius Nash is appearing as the subject of a three-part documentary series presented by Noisey. Part one, titled "The Man," is online right now and can be seen above. Like its name suggests, the five-minute short focuses more on Nash the man than Nash The-Dream. The North Carolina native opens up about his childhood, discusses the death of his mother (who succumbed to cancer when Nash was a teenager), reflects on the effect his grandfather had on him, and shares his thoughts on parenting."I try to make sure that I can provide a better way and provide more choices and options for my children," Nash says.

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    Watch Queens of the Stone Age's '...Like Clockwork' Live-Stream

    Queens of the Stone Age have already divulged a good portion of their upcoming ...Like Clockwork LP — the desert outlaws packed new songs "I Appear Missing," "Kalopsia," "Keep Your Eyes Peeled," "If I Had a Tail," and "My God Is the Sun" into a gruesome animated short film — but fans can watch QOTSA play the entire album right now. NPR's "First Listen Live" series is currently streaming the California crew's sold-out show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Expect an onslaught of older material to follow the new tunes. Watch the whole thing above. 

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    Young Galaxy, the Field, Nite Jewel Assemble for Sally Shapiro 'Elsewhere' Remix LP

    Earlier this year, Sally Shapiro — the Swedish duo comprised of an alias-using singer and producer Johan Agebjörn — dropped their third album, the "If It Doesn't Rain"-featuring Somewhere Else. On May 28, Paper Bag Records will release Elsewhere, a 10-track remix LP featuring alternate takes on songs from Somewhere Else. The upcoming collection includes remixes from the Field, Young Galaxy, Nite Jewel, Little Boots, Lovelock, Dan Lissvik, Lost Years, the Tough Alliance's Henning Fürst, Mitch Murder, and Mauvais Cliché. For a taste of what to expect, stream Dan Lissvik's slick reworking of "If It Doesn't Rain" below and sample the Field's zonked-out version of "Lives Together" here. Pre-orders of Elsewhere can be placed via the Paper Bag Records website. Elsewhere track list:1. "I Dream With an Angel Tonight (Lovelock Remix)"2.

  • caribou, moma ps1, warm up 2013

    Caribou, Liars, and Ryan Hemsworth Lead MoMA PS1's Warm Up 2013 Concert Series

    Liars, Caribou, J. Cole, Majical Cloudz, and Ryan Hemsworth have all been tapped to perform at this year's Warm Up concert series, taking place at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York. The 16th annual Warm Up showcase holds concerts every Saturday from June 29 to September 7. All events happen in the museum's courtyard and run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., with doors opening at noon. Other artists booked include Mr. MFN eXquire, Juan Atkins, XXYYXX, IO Echo, Empress of, and Kode9. Warm Up is curated by a committee that features Dean Bein of True Panther Sounds, Kris Chen of XL Recordings, Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records, Matt Werth of RVNG Intl, and others. Last year's installment featured appearances from Atoms for Peace, Jamie xx, Danny Brown, Matthew Dear, and Le1f.

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    Bruce Springsteen Makes a Grown Man Cry in New Documentary Trailer

    Bruce Springsteen inspires intense loyalty. That's the thesis behind Springsteen & I, an upcoming crowdsourced documentary that looks at the effect the Boss has had on his fans' lives. The movie's just-released trailer features several Springsteen diehards gushing about the icon, throwing out descriptors like "absolutely genuine" and thanking him for his work — one guy tears up on camera. Springsteen & I is made up of fan submissions and includes "some of Bruce's most loved songs and previously unseen performances," according to his website. Baillie Walsh directed the film; Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films, and Scott Free London produced.

  • phoenix, primavera sound 2013

    Primavera Sound Live-Stream: Phoenix, Postal Service, Grizzly Bear, Wu-Tang, and More

    Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival (May 22 to 26) is currently underway and organizers are generously streaming several live sets via the showcase's YouTube channel. Fans unable to make it to the European event can watch performances from the Postal Service, recent SPIN cover stars Phoenix, Wu-Tang Clan, Dinosaur Jr., Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Swans, and James Blake, to name a few. Full webcast schedule below (EST).Primavera Sound 2013 webcast schedule: Thursday, May 23:11:40 a.m. – El Inquilino Comunista12:25 p.m. – Wild Nothing1:20 p.m. – Delorean2:30 p.m. – Tame Impala3:45 p.m. – Dinosaur Jr.4:55 p.m. – Postal Service6:15 p.m. – Grizzly Bear7:14 p.m. - Phoenix9:10 p.m. – Animal CollectiveFriday, May 24:11:50 a.m. – Pony Bravo12:40 p.m. – Nick Waterhouse1:30 p.m. – Peace2:30 p.m. – The Bots3:35 p.m. – Manel4:45 p.m.

  • washed out, paracosm

    Washed Out Teases New Album 'Paracosm' With Dreamy Visuals

    Chillwave survivor Washed Out returns August 13 with his second full-length album, Paracosm, comin' atcha courtesy of Sub Pop. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2011's Within and Without explores the titular phenomenon, "where people create detailed imaginary worlds." For this latest effort, Ernest Greene teamed with producer Ben Allen who worked on Within and Without as well as with Animal Collective and Deerhunter. The upcoming LP features some very Washed Out-y song titles — there's as-yet-unreleased lead single "It All Feels Right," plus "Great Escape," "Don't Give Up," "All I Know," "Falling Back," "Weightless," and "All Over Now" — but Paracosm is said to span a wider sonic spectrum. More than 50 instruments were used on the album, including (as per the announcement) "the most significant ...

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