Marc Hogan

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Biography

  • ScHoolboy Q, BJ the Chicago Kid, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

    Watch ScHoolboy Q and BJ the Chicago Kid Define 'Oxymoron' on 'Kimmel'

    Schoolboy Q's ambitious Oxymoron is finally getting a little more late-night TV time. The Black Hippy crew member performed his Chromatics-sampling "Man of the Year" in February on The Arsenio Hall Show, and last night he brought two tracks to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the smoky "Studio" with R&B stunner BJ the Chicago Kid and the "ish"-talking "What They Want" with just his backing band. Watch them here, and since Beck's Morning Phase came out the same week as Oxymoron (with lower sales numbers, naturally), maybe somebody can get these guys booked on Ellen?

  • Nirvana, Krist Novoselic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Pretends Rock Hall Performance Isn't Inevitable

    Check out the best moments of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 ceremony with Nirvana, Kiss, and more.The night is almost here when Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Still unconfirmed is whether surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are performing at the April 10 ceremony, held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and coming to HBO on May 31. Earlier this week, Novoselic teased the possibility he would, in fact, be playing.The recent Lorde accordion cover man wrote: "Been playing those @HalLeonardBooks bass tabs to get up to speed. Muscle memory is good too.

  • Glastonbury 2014 lineup

    Glastonbury Adds Jack White, Skrillex, Pixies, Robert Plant to 2014 Lineup

    Jack White, Skrillex, Pixies, Robert Plant, M.I.A., and Danny Brown have all been booked for this year's Glastonbury Festival, organizers announced today (April 3). They join previously reported acts such as Arcade Fire,  Black Keys, Warpaint, Lana Del Rey, Dolly Parton, Disclosure, and Blondie. The event takes place from June 25 to June 29 in Pilton, England.The lineup has some depth — it also includes Lily Allen, Massive Attack, Rudimental, De La Soul, Goldfrapp, London Grammar, MGMT, Jurassic 5, Dexys, the 1975, Kelis, James Blake, Tinariwen, Chvrches, Little Dragon, Interpol, Mogwai, Chromeo, Midlake, Angel Haze, Four Tet, ESG, the Sun Ra Arkestra, François Kevorkian, Parquet Courts, Chance the Rapper, Phosphorescent, Courtney Barnett, tUnE-yArDs, Jamie x, and many more.For the full bill, read below.

  • Joseph Arthur, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, R.E.M., Lou Reed,

    Joseph Arthur and R.E.M. Duo Cover Lou Reed on 'Letterman'

    David Letterman's long goodbye begins. On April 3, the man who has been an institution of late-night network TV for more than three decades announced he would retire in 2015. On Late Show, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills — who broke the news — and Peter Buck helped back urbane singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur for an elegiac cover of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side." Watch that above, and check out Letterman's retirement announcement below. No Garth Brooks for this guy, eh, Paul?

  • Kings of Leon, measles, Seattle

    Kings of Leon Fans Might've Been Exposed to Measles

    When it comes to unusual natural phenomena at live shows, Kings of Leon have the worst luck. A handful of years ago, the Tennessee just-plain-rock titans had to scrap a concert in St. Louis on account of, well, pigeon droppings (see our 2010 KoL cover story). And now they and their fans have been put at risk of catching a potentially fatal disease.As Chris Burlingame, an editor with Seattle's Sunbreak, points out, the Washington state health department has listed Kings of Leon's March 28 show at the city's Key Arena as a source of possible measles exposure. According to the department's announcement, a woman attending the show had become contagious with the virus two days earlier.

  • Pure X,

    For Pure X, 'Heaven' Is Whatever in Weird, Radiant Video

    "To me, the idea of heaven is something anyone can have at any moment in time." That's Pure X guitarist Nate Grace in a recent SPIN interview. This ecumenical concept carries through to the Ben Kitnick-directed video (via Gorilla Vs. Bear) for "Heaven," mellow psych-pop gold from the Austin, Texas band's album out this week via Fat Possum, Angel. It's a gleaming but also slightly unsettling clip that finds the divine in demolition derbies and painful-looking behavior alike. Read Pure X's track-by-track guide to Angel, and catch up on our reviews of last year's Crawling Up the Stairs and 2011's Pleasure.

  • Tacocat,

    Tacocat Hit Back at Creeps With Handmade 'Hey Girl' Video

    Tacocat's textspeak-titled NVM, cheekily pronounced "Nevermind" and out earlier this year on Hardly Art, is a refreshing delight that hasn't yet caught as many ears as it should. The Seattle quartet draws as much from indie-pop forebears like Cub (whose drummer was once Neko Case) as riot-grrrl heroes like Bikini Kill. So "Hey Girl" can take on leering cat-callers while still being playful — "Tell a girl that she should smile," vocalist Emily Nokes sneers, but the fizzy pop-punk backing really does get across the anti-creep message with something like a grin. Directed by Eric J. Olson and James Smith, the handmade, animated video (via Stereogum) is endearing enough to make you want to get into a fight with the next man on the street who shouts at your friends and loved ones.

  • How to Dress Well,

    How to Dress Well Teases Album With Sublime 'Repeat Pleasure'

    Four years after Tom Krell's debut album as How to Dress Well, Love Remains, introduced him as one of the leading voices in a shadowy, bedroom-spun movement that came to be known as alt R&B (and other epithets), he remains as singular as ever. Forward-leaning grooves and silky vocals have since found their own orbit, most notably revolving around artists like Solange's Saint Records and up-and-comer Kelela.Meanwhile, How to Dress Well is still wonderfully off in his own world.In early March, Krell shared "Words I Don't Remember," an exquisite, subtle expanse of bleary-eyed R&B. Now he has announced that song will appear on his upcoming album, "What Is This Heart?" (quotes and all), along with the newly shared "Repeat Pleasure," which is as soaring and spectral as you'd expect, but also remarkably direct about its depth of feeling.

  • Lana Del Rey,

    Hear Lana Del Rey's Disco-Noir 'Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight'

    Lana Del Rey's biggest North American tour starts on April 11, so be ready for a little bit of that Ultraviolence any time now. Before her follow-up to 2012's Born to Die, which is expected to involve the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, a new song titled "Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight" has surfaced online. A disco revival has carried across the pop charts over the past year or so, from "Suit & Tie" and "Get Lucky" to Pharrell's G I R L, and this one hops on that train and then robs it, carrying the safe's contents to Del Rey's shadowy gangsta-Western hideaway.Backed by Chic-like strings and guitar flashes, the "Once Upon a Dream" singer puts her expressive voice to work, breathing and cooing and squeaking her come-ons.

  • Drake,

    Drake Visits Erykah Badu on Simmering 'Days in the East'

    As Kanye West finishes his new album, Drake keeps putting out new tracks every other day. The Nothing Was the Same MC shouted out Jennifer Lawrence and Chance the Rapper on Lauryn Hill-sampling "Draft Day," which he shared earlier this week with no advance warning. The Toronto rapper-singer's latest surprise offering, "Days in the East," finds him sipping tea with Erykah Badu. Produced by October's Very Own label roster members PARTYNEXTDOOR and co-produced by Drake's regular sonic auteur Noah "40" Shebib, the slow, spacey track dramatically switches up its feel about halfway through. "Tryin' to put the power in my own hands right now," Drake brays at one point. He's ruminating about a relationship, of course, but he could also be referring to his Soundcloud-borne music release strategy.

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