Kyle McGovern

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  • taeyang, ringa linga, video, big bang

    Big Bang's Taeyang Plays 'Tron' in Blockbuster 'Ringa Linga' Video

    K-pop singer Taeyang has returned with two music videos for "Ringa Linga," his first solo single in three years. Diverging from the R&B slow jams of 2010's Solar, the Big Bang member angles toward hip-hop bravado on the just-released track — fitting since his bandmate G-Dragon has a co-writing credit here. For the song's visuals, the 25-year-old focuses less on his mic skills and more on his dance-floor prowess. The first of said clips catches Taeyang in a rehearsal space with his back-up dancers — as seen below, the short offers a (relatively) low-key glimpse at a highly choreographed routine.The official video, meanwhile, chronicles a post-apocalyptic rave-up. Hit the play button above to see Taeyang teleport from a bombed-out street alley, to the top of a crane set against an orange sunset, to a futuristic truck-ish vehicle traveling through a Tron-style wormhole.

  • david lynch, bad the john boy, the big dream

    Stream David Lynch's Sinister New Single 'Bad the John Boy'

    David Lynch is continuing the nightmare he started on this year's The Big Dream LP with a new 12-inch single. Due November 12 via Sacred Bones, the fast-approaching record features "Bad the John Boy," an eerie one-off that was recorded around the same time as the filmmaker's second studio album but meant for a separate project. Producer Dean Hurley said in a statement, "It wasn't really recorded with the LP in mind, but it was done around the end of last year when the bulk of the album was being made. It was earmarked for something else entirely, but that thing didn't happen in a way that required the song... so up until now, it was 'a song with no home.'"Now, Lynch has made the creepy mood piece available for streaming. Fans of grim electronic pulse, broken syntax poetry, and cyborg spoken-word won't be disappointed.

  • morrissey, lou reed, satellite of love

    Morrissey Will Orbit Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' on Live Single

    Morrissey plans to honor his own life story on December 5 with the release of his Autobiography's audiobook edition. But first, Moz will pay tribute to the late Lou Reed on December 2, when he puts out a live cover version of Reed's "Satellite of Love."According to fan site True to You, Morrissey recorded his rendition of the Transformer track in Las Vegas, at the Cosmopolitan's Chelsea Ballroom on November 25, 2011. Parlophone Records will put out the single, first as a digital download, and then as a heavyweight 12-inch vinyl and 7-inch picture disc, both supported by additional live tracks, including Moz's own "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side" (via the NME).

  • stephen malkmus and the jicks, new songs, wig out at jagbags

    See Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Tease New Album, Cover the Velvet Underground

    Stephen Malkmus is on schedule to release his sixth album with the Jicks early next year. Though the follow-up to 2011's excellent Mirror Traffic hasn't been officially announced yet, the ex-Pavement leader has confirmed that the LP will boast the very Malkmus-y title Wig Out at Jagbags. On November 8, Malkmus and the Jicks played some new material during a hometown show at Portland's Crystal Ballroom, and fan-shot footage of the set has since surfaced. Stereogum points to video of two songs reportedly destined for Jagbags — "Cinnamon and Lesbians" and "Houston Hades" — and another two — "Lariat" and "Independence Street" — that are likely to appear to on the upcoming full-length but haven't been confirmed yet.

  • arcade fire, lollapalooza brasil

    Lollapalooza Brasil 2014: Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, and More

    Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, Soundgarden, Pixies, and Phoenix are all on the lineup for next year's Lollapalooza Brasil. The 2014 event takes place on April 5 and 6 at the Interlagos Race Track in São Paulo. Other artists on the bill include New Order, Julian Casablancas, Axwell, Lorde, Johnny Marr, Ellie Goulding, and Savages.Every one of those acts will also play Lolla's two other South American franchises: Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Argentina. The Chile engagement happens on March 29 and 30 at Parque O'Higgins in Santiago, while the fest's first-ever Argentina installment takes place on April 1 and 2 at the Hipodromo in San Isidro. Ticketing information for those two showcases can be found on the websites for Lolla Chile and Lolla Argentina, respectively.As for the third edition of Lolla Brasil, pre-sale ticket offers begin on November 18.

  • drenge, u.s. single, 2014 tour

    Drenge Announce Debut U.S. Single, Plot 2014 Tour

    Drenge's breed of blues-punk menace has earned the brother-duo some notoriety in their native England. This year, Eoin and Rory Loveless — singer-guitarist and drummer, respectively — have taken the stage at a number of festivals in the U.K., including Glastonbury, Bestival, and Reading and Leeds, and also provided opening support for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park and Arctic Monkeys at iTunes Festival. Despite their in-demand status overseas, Drenge haven't yet released a single in America.That'll change on January 14, though, when the brothers Loveless drop their first U.S. single via Canvasclub, the monthly 7-inch and digital single series run by Canvasback. The upcoming release features "Bloodsports" on the A-side and "Dogmeat" on the B-side, two tracks from Drenge's self-titled debut album, which was set loose on U.K.

  • lady gaga, artpop, artrave, live-stream

    Watch Lady Gaga's 'ArtRave' Concert Live-Stream

    Lady Gaga's much-anticipated ARTPOP is finally upon us and Mother Monster is celebrating with artRave, an exclusive concert and album release party that's streaming live through Vevo. The event — which is happening right now at a "top secret New York City location" — also includes an exhibition of new works of art Gaga created in collaboration with Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Inez & Vinoodh, Robert Wilson, and her TechHaus team. According to organizers, the exhibit's centerpiece will be the unveiling of a sculpture Koons created for the ARTPOP cover.All of the Little Monsters who can't actually make it to artRave in person can witness Gaga's performance by downloading Vevo's free apps for iOS, Xbox, and Apple TV, or by simply heading over to Vevo's website. Rebroadcasts of the show will also be available on Vevo in the 48 hours following the event.

  • lady gaga, marina abramovic, weed

    Marina Abramovic Helped Lady Gaga Kick Her Marijuana Habit

    Lady Gaga says she developed a marijuana habit so intense that she couldn't stop smoking until performance artist Marina Abramovic forced her to go cold turkey. In a recent interview with British magazine Attitude, the ARTPOP star reveals that she was lighting up as many as 15 times a day to cope with the pain from a hip injury she sustained earlier this year."I was smoking 15 joints a day," Gaga tells Attitude (via Reuters). "It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip... I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was."The injury was so severe that Mother Monster was forced to cancel a slew of U.S. performances booked for her Born This Way Ball tour.

  • bruno mars, gorilla, pharrell williams, r. kelly

    R. Kelly Says He'll Make Ladyparts 'Growl' on Bruno Mars 'Gorilla' Remix

    Bruno Mars has shared a new remix of his "Gorilla" single featuring guest appearances by Pharrell Williams and R. Kelly. Dubbed a "G-Mix," the alternate version debuted on Twitter on November 8, after the Hawaiian pop-crooner took part in a quick Q&A with fans. Rather than beginning with a smoothly sung Mars verse (or an intro featuring Freida Pinto and Luis Guzmán a la the track's music video), the "Gorilla G-Mix" starts with Pharrell spitting what could be a companion to his "Blurred Lines" video cameo: the super-producer rattles off a list of, uh, yoga poses he'd like to try with the ladies who (lyrically) surround him.Bruno shows up soon afterwards, bringing along his "body full of liquor with a cocaine kicker," and primed to launch into the song's arena-sized chorus. Cue R.

  • alanis morissette, jagged little pill, broadway

    Alanis Morissette Peddling 'Jagged Little Pill' on Broadway in 2014

    Alanis Morissette's blockbuster Jagged Little Pill album will soon extend its reach to Broadway. As Variety reports, the iconic (but not really "Ironic") 1995 LP is being developed as a musical for the Great White Way. The upcoming production, also titled Jagged Little Pill, will feature all 12 songs from Morissette's third full-length, and will also include other tracks from her catalogue, in addition to some new tunes written exclusively for the show.Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt will handle orchestration and arrangements, just as he did for Green Day's American Idiot musical. Vivek J. Tiwary (American Idiot, The Addams Family) will produce alongside Arvind Ethan David. As of now, a book writer is not yet officially attached to the project.

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