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The Julie Ruin Surf a New Wave on ‘I’m Done’

Only Kathleen Hanna can bend squelchy, wet-fart synths into a powerful rock anthem. The Julie Ruin releases their second album Hit Reset on July 8th…
Dan Weiss / May 23, 2016

Riot Fest 2016 Lineup: The Original Misfits’ First Show in 30-Plus Years, Ween Reunited, and More

The 2016 edition of Riot Fest has finally announced both its lineups, for Denver and Chicago, and the unmistakable biggest story is the reunion of…
Dan Weiss / May 18, 2016

Is This a Teaser for Another New Radiohead Video?

This Tuesday, Radiohead unveiled the distressing "Burn the Witch," the first song from their forthcoming first album in five years, via Instagram teaser videos. This morning, it appears there…
Dan Weiss / May 6, 2016

Listen to Charli XCX Cover the Stooges’ ‘No Fun’ for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Update: Julian Casablancas' cover of Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs" is worth checking out too. Listen below. Iggy Pop is 68 years old, the same…
Dan Weiss / April 15, 2016

Watch a Drone at a Muse Concert Crash Into the Crowd

Neo-prog rock titans Muse aren't exactly. known for their subtlety. To wit, last year's Drones was described by front man Matthew Bellamy as concerning "how…
Dan Weiss / April 15, 2016

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ Is Finally Available for Download

As it becomes increasingly clear that Tidal is just a bunch of toddlers in a trenchcoat, noted Pirate Bay user Kanye West has finally allowed…
Dan Weiss / April 1, 2016

The Roots, Kimbra, and Bilal Pull Out of David Bowie Tribute Concert

Update: Dorf has revised his earlier statement:  There was a production miscommunication about some shared equipment last night on the tight City Winery stage for…
Dan Weiss / March 31, 2016

Santigold’s New Video for ‘Can’t Get Enough of Myself’ Features Andy Samberg, Jay Z, and Pharrell

Santigold's new album 99¢ contains fewer knockouts than her previous work, but the bouncy "Can't Get Enough of Myself" is one of the exceptions. The…
Dan Weiss / March 22, 2016

They Might Be Giants’ New Surprise Album, ‘Phone Power,’ Is Available Now

The only artist who releases music at a freakier clip than They Might Be Giants is Future, though Brooklyn's finest don't need any performance-enhancing cocktails.
Dan Weiss / March 8, 2016

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Frontman Makes Dumb Caitlyn Jenner Joke on Twitter, Apologizes

Ruban Nielson of psychedelic-indie standard-bearers Unknown Mortal Orchestra underwent a teachable moment last night when, (understandably) frustrated with Caitlyn Jenner's LGBTQ-unfriendly politics, Nielson made the…
Dan Weiss / March 4, 2016

Parquet Courts Perform ‘Berlin Got Blurry’ on ‘Conan’

SPIN's 2014 Band of the Year Parquet Courts release their fifth full-length album Human Performance on April 8th via Rough Trade, their first release since…
Dan Weiss / March 3, 2016

Killer Mike Responds to Allegations of Sexism While Campaigning for Bernie Sanders

Longtime Bernie Sanders advocate and campaigner Killer Mike drew ire from Hillary Clinton supporters after a rally in Atlanta where he quoted activist Jane Elliott:…
Dan Weiss / February 17, 2016

Radiohead to Play First Live Shows Since 2012

It looks like 2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for Radiohead, and while we couldn't be more ready for the new album we're…
Dan Weiss / January 21, 2016

The Weeknd Unveils Blood-Spattered New ‘In the Night’ Video

It's not terribly easy to figure out the plot of the BRTHR-directed new clip for the Weeknd's most craven MJ homage yet, "In the Night,"
Dan Weiss / December 8, 2015

Former Foo Fighters Guitarist Still Sore About Being Canned

Franz Stahl played guitar with Foo Fighters between 1997 and 1999 after Pat Smear (also of Nirvana and the Germs) temporarily quit; Smear even introduced…
Dan Weiss / November 13, 2015
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