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Watch Halsey Perform “Bad at Love” & “Him & I” on SNL

For the first Saturday Night Live of 2018, alt-pop star Halsey served as musical guest, performing her two most recent hit singles on the Sam Rockwell-hosted episode.
Andrew Unterberger, Billboard / January 14, 2018

Joyce Manor: These Things Take Time

On the way from New York to Nashville to meet Joyce Manor, I listened to a playlist of the band’s entire catalog — three full-length albums…
Andrew Unterberger / September 1, 2016

Genders (and Their Guitars) Wail About How They ‘Never Belonged to You’

"But I never belonged to you / I never belonged to anyone," protest Portland-based indie-rock quartet Genders on the chorus to their new single. The…
Andrew Unterberger / September 1, 2016

The VMAs Need to Stop Relying on Their Stars So Much

In 2006, the MTV Video Music Awards were on the brink of absolute disaster. That year's ceremonies, hosted by an expired Jack Black, were brutally…
Andrew Unterberger / August 29, 2016

Rihanna Accepts MTV’s Video Vanguard Award, Performs Four Mini-Medley Sets

Rihanna served as MTV's unofficial house performer for the Video Music Awards this year, performing a quartet of medleys spanning her career of megahits. The…
Andrew Unterberger / August 29, 2016

Britney Spears Trades Hits With G-Eazy in Her First VMA Performance Since 2007

Britney Spears' latest music won't be eligible for any Video Music Awards until next year, but she couldn't stay home: Spears and rapper G-Eazy performed her recent single "Make Me..." at tonight's…
Andrew Unterberger / August 28, 2016

Q&A: Discussing the Ed Sheeran Lawsuit With ‘Let’s Get It On’ Heir Kathryn Griffin-Townsend

Earlier this week, news broke that the heirs of late soul songwriter Ed Townsend had officially taken legal action against British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The…
Andrew Unterberger / August 12, 2016

Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate How Terrible This Green Day Album Cover Is

The world is about as ready as it's ever likely to be again for a new Green Day album. A Frank Ocean-length absence following their…
Andrew Unterberger / August 11, 2016

Psychic Twin Dances Through Her ‘Hopeless’ Heart on New Song

Singer/songwriter/composer Erin Fein is your Psychic Twin, and what she's sensing is that you need gorgeously shimmering, melancholic dance-pop in your life. She's right, of…
Andrew Unterberger / August 11, 2016

Britney Spears Finds the Sexy Side of Physical Ineptitude on ‘Clumsy’ Single

The hits keep coming from Britney Spears' imminent ninth album Glory, which saw its third advance track released late last night when Britney Spears tweeted…
Andrew Unterberger / August 11, 2016

Get Stuck in the Time-Lapse Synths of Mylko’s ‘Contrast’

The titular "Contrast" evident in the newest song by Mexico City based electronic duo Mylko would appear to be between the dimension of us earthly…
Andrew Unterberger / August 10, 2016

Kindling Bring the Downpour on Debut LP ‘Everywhere Else’

Summer is not generally shoegaze season — it's hard to really submerge in a sea of guitars when you're already swimming in humidity to begin…
Andrew Unterberger / August 9, 2016

Rostam Plays a Couple New Songs on Radio, Clarifies Relationship With Vampire Weekend

Rostam Batmanglij, once and perhaps future fixture of college-rock sophisticates Vampire Weekend, appeared on California public radio station KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic program yesterday. On…
Andrew Unterberger / August 9, 2016

No Frank Ocean Album Yet Today, So Let’s Listen to the Cure’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 15 Times

Those who woke up today with the excitement of Christmas morning (or who stayed up last night trying to catch Santa in the act) were…
Andrew Unterberger / August 5, 2016

Protomartyr Share Jagged Adult Swim Singles Contribution ‘Born to Be Wine’

The Adult Swim Summer Singles Series stays gift-giving this week with "Born to Be Wine," a one-off from post-punk re-invigorators Protomartyr. The song is a…
Andrew Unterberger / August 3, 2016

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