Kyle McGovern

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  • alice in chains, ?uestlove, mtv video music awards, grammy, toilet, bathroom

    Poople's Choice Awards: Alice in Chains, ?uestlove Keep Their Trophies in the John

    Award season is now in full swing. The Grammy Awards are fast on the approach, the Golden Globes go down on Sunday, Oscar nominations are due next week, and the "People" just showered Justin Timberlake with love. But what are these trophies really worth? Well, they're not really worth shit, if you believe Alice in Chains or ?uestlove.On January 9, Alice in Chains shared a photo of their MTV Moonman boldly going where many men and women have gone before: the bathroom. "This #MTV Video Music Award doubles as a toilet paper dispenser," reads the cheeky Facebook caption.

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    Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears Are Too Naked for French TV

    Don't expect Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" to crash onto French daytime television any time soon. The New York Times reports that the Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel, the organization that lords over French broadcasting, has pretty much banned the fleshy visual from airing during the day and evening.The council has also blacklisted Britney Spears' whips-and-chains-filled video for "Work Bitch." Both clips have reportedly played during daytime programs, sometimes with a warning that they're inappropriate for children under the age of 10, sometimes without a warning.

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    Watch David Byrne Revive the Talking Heads' 'And She Was' With Jherek Bischoff

    Earlier this week, composer Jherek Bischoff played a pair of guest-heavy gigs at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. As Stereogum points out, the Seattle-based visionary shared the stage with several artists, including Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Mirah, and his "Eyes" collaborator, David Byrne. Now, fan-shot footage of Bischoff and Byrne performing together has surfaced online. Above you'll see Byrne lead a rendition of "Strange Overtones," a future-funk team-up he recorded with Brian Eno back in 2008; and below you'll find a slightly behind-schedule shout-out to Santa Claus (Byrne introduces the song with a way-behind-schedule jab at Karl Rove), followed by an orchestral-pop take on the Talking Heads' Little Creatures classic "And She Was." (Warning to anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of Bischoff: The camera stays focused on Byrne for all three clips.)

  • bruno mars, super bowl 2014, halftime show

    When Is Super Bowl Halftime 2014?

    Bruno Mars will play the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, February 2. But the Unorthodox Jukebox crooner isn't the only performer with plans that weekend. A long roster of big-ticket acts have gigs planned in and around the New York City area, including the Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kings of Leon, Robin Thicke, and the Roots. Scroll down for more details.Event: VH1's Super Bowl BlitzDates: January 27 - February 1Venue: Various (New York, NY)Lineup: J.

  • flagland, it's your time

    Hear Flagland's Woolly Hum-Along 'It's Your Time'

    Flagland were raised on the meat-and-potatoes of alt-rock. To wit, the band's Facebook page cites three key influences: "Nirvana, Pixies, Weezer." Now the Brooklyn-based trio — comprising singer-guitarist Kerry Kallberg, bassist-singer Dan Francia, and drummer Nick Dooley — specialize in "panic rock for the panicked," which is another way to say that they're heavy into gloriously unkempt fits of '90s revivalism.On February 25, Flagland will release Love Hard, their third album and first for Father/Daughter Records. The boys have already shared the upcoming LP's waltzy first single, "Comfortable Life" (via Stereogum), and now they've unveiled the second. "It's Your Time" is a shaggy slacker behemoth, sung by Francia and boosted by vocal harmonies that would make Blue Album-era Matt Sharp proud.

  • superchunk, indoor living, reissue, merge records

    Superchunk's 'Indoor Living' Reissued for Merge Records' 25th Anniversary

    Iconic indie label Merge Records has announced an upcoming reissue of Superchunk's out-of-print sixth album, 1997's Indoor Living. The remastered LP will be available in vinyl and CD formats on February 25, complete with new liner notes by bassist/Merge co-founder Laura Ballance and producer/engineer John Plymale.Physical editions of the reissue will include a download of a 14-track live album — the eighth and latest installment in Superchunk's long-running Clambakes franchise. Clambakes Vol. 8: We'd Like to Thank the Homecoming Committee captures a 1997 concert recorded at North Carolina's Duke University, and follows (of course) Clambakes Vol. 7: Shut the F*ck Up!...No, We Love You - Live at the Corner Hotel 1996, which the band shared on SoundCloud back in November.But back to Indoor Living.

  • outkast, governors ball, reunion

    OutKast Are Headlining Governors Ball 2014, Too

    OutKast will headline this year's Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City. A representative with the festival confirmed the news to Rolling Stone, who note that the upcoming gig will be the reunited hip-hop duo's first performance in the Big Apple in more than a decade. The announcement also marks the second major 2014 festival booking for OutKast, who, on January 8, were revealed to be one of the top-billed acts at Coachella this year, alongside Arcade Fire and Muse. Organizers for Governors Ball have yet to name the other headliners for the three-day showcase, which runs from June 6 through 8 and takes place at Randall's Island Park in NYC. But, promoters seem to be teasing the roster with hints over social media. Check out the event's Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts to find said clues.

  • milli vanilli, opera

    Milli Vanilli's Lip-Sync Scandal Turned Into Opera

    Milli Vanilli's oft-mocked but ultimately tragic story will soon become the stuff of opera.

  • red bull music academy, documentary, trailer, what difference does it make

    James Murphy, Brian Eno Talk Shop for Red Bull Music Academy Documentary

    Red Bull Music Academy is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a new documentary and book. What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music offers a feature-length look at "the challenges that a life in music can bring," according to the RBMA website. Director Ralf Schmerberg filmed testimonials from a few reliable sources on the subject, including James Murphy, Nile Rodgers, Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Rakim, Flying Lotus, Debbie Harry, Philip Glass, and Thundercat. The doc will hit theaters in select cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit among them) on February 17. A day later, on February 18, What Difference Does It Make? will be released online for free.

  • angel olsen, hi-five, burn your fire for no witness

    Stream Angel Olsen's Feedback-Powered Torch Song 'Hi-Five'

    On February 18, Angel Olsen will drop her second album, the fiercely titled Burn Your Fire For No Witness. Rightly recognized as one of the 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014, the upcoming effort finds the Missouri-born singer-songwriter leaving behind the folky quietude of 2012's Half Way Home for sturdy fuzz-rock produced by John Congleton (Cloud Nothings, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent). Olsen shared the LP's first single, "Forgiven/Forgotten," a few weeks ago, and now she's let the second one slip. The just-unveiled "Hi-Five" finds a compromise between alt-country and noise-rock, offering a Southern shuffle — and lonely heart — coated in wobbly distortion. Check it out via the disco ball-sporting visual above (courtesy of Zia Anger, who also directed the music video for "Forgiven/Forgotten").

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