It’s pure to really feel management slipping away whenever you’re speaking on the telephone with Deerhunter entrance man Bradford Cox, and that’s most likely a very good factor. Offhand feedback can result in 15 unbroken minutes of response, rotating boasts, poignancy, or wry meta-commentary on the entire endeavor of constructing music, being in a band, […]

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The day earlier than the discharge of Sharon Van Etten’s new video for “Seventeen,” the third single off her new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, she darts downstairs in denims and a sweatshirt to open the entrance door. “This is my first ‘grown-up’ condo,” Van Etten says as we enter the Carroll Gardens brownstone walkup she […]

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After reviews that Sony has all but blacklisted R. Kelly, the label and musician have “agreed to half methods,” Billboard reviews. Amid the fallout from the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly — which featured allegations of over 25 years of sexual abuse — Sony will not work with the artist. Variety reports that the Pied […]

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The decades-overdue downfall of R. Kelly seems like a plot ripped straight out of a Lifetime particular, however due to Surviving R. Kelly, it’s the truth presently staring the Pied Piper of R&B within the face. Earlier this month, Lifetime aired the bombshell six-part sequence — a painstakingly detailed rehashing of over 25 years of […]

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Time is a construct, however scamming is without end, child. Mariah Carey is at bitter odds with a former assistant she’s now satisfied would possibly simply be one other grifter within the lengthy line of con artists come earlier than her. Carey is suing Lianna Azarian, a girl she says labored as her govt assistant […]

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Rihanna has been compelled to take her personal father to courtroom. TMZ reports that Rihanna is suing her dad, Ronald Fenty, for utilizing her Fenty model and title for his personal monetary acquire. According to the lawsuit, her father and his enterprise associate, Moses Joktan Perkins, began a expertise improvement firm known as Fenty Entertainment […]

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While Troy Ave’s look in Manhattan court docket on Friday was transient, the at all times modern rapper took time to talk at size about his love of fur, fishing, and apparently, classic newsprint. The “More Money More Problems” performer, whose authorized identify is Roland Collins, faces charges related to a fatal May 2016 shootout during […]

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Are you prepared for music-festival nostalgia? Over the subsequent few years, we’re more likely to bear witness to fond remembrances and supersized celebrations as a few of the greatest North American music festivals obtain a degree of longevity meriting acknowledgment. Coachella unofficially turns 20 this 12 months, however the fest itself hasn’t made a peep […]

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Will 2019 be the yr that R. Kelly is finally canceled? Despite comprehensive reporting on R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse and psychological manipulation of younger ladies and underage women, a trial for youngster pornography prices in 2008 (for which he was eventually acquitted, to the shock of many who thought he was a condemned man), […]

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Ever since Lifetime aired its six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, increasingly folks have begun to reckon with the ethical implications of loving the R&B singer’s work regardless of Kelly being accused of the sexual abuse and exploitation of underage girls and women. Some have apparently responded to this psychological battle by cranking “Ignition (Remix),” reportedly […]

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There are plenty of friendships on the market within the Hollywood “neighborhood” which might be positively price speaking about. Hell, which might be positively price celebrating. We’re ride or die for Nicole and Naomi. We’d take a bullet for Winona and Keanu. But, frankly, we’re going to want you to instantly neglect each single BFF […]

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Last yr, we have been bombarded by big-deal releases. Beyoncé and Jay-Z launched an album collectively. Kanye West was concerned in at least 5 albums in as many weeks. Christina Aguilera made a comeback and the yr was so packed that it barely acquired observed. Mariah Carey got here in on the finish of 2018 […]

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Scarcely every week into 2019, there’s nonetheless no escaping Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin’s 2018 single “I Like It.” Reviving fellow Bronx denizen Pete Rodriguez’s 1967 hit “I Like It Like That” by means of sampling, the repurposed boogaloo bursts with an opalescence bolstered by the added lure bass and star flip from the […]

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We have some transformer-robots, aerial stunts, a million-and-a-half wardrobe changes, and now, maybe probably the most poignant factor of all: one Las Vegas icon christening the reign of one other. Canadian megabelter Céline Dion determined to forgo backstage remedy in favor of hanging with us plebeians within the crowd throughout opening weekend of Lady Gaga’s […]

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Ever since Beyoncé’s self-titled visible album appeared like a Christmas miracle on the iTunes retailer at midnight on a Thursday in December of 2013, the principles for find out how to launch a document had been rewritten actually in a single day. Since then, she and Jay-Z have change into masters of the shape: 2016’s […]

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The Coachella lineup is out and it’s large. Set to happen on the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on the weekends of April 12 and April 19, this yr’s headliners embrace the extremely in-the-news-all-the-time singer Ariana Grande. Also coming is the probably-definitely-maybe-eventually–retiring Childish Gambino. Tame Impala can also be headlining, and the remainder of […]

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Recently, whereas within the pharmacy line at my native CVS, Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Heart of Rock & Roll” made its presence recognized on the overhead audio system. It instantly stirred up emotions of ambivalence. The motive: Messrs. Lewis and News’ 1984 hit completely exemplifies certainly one of widespread music’s extra irritating subgenres: […]

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Photo: Well Go USA Let’s dispense with any niceties or equivocation: 2018 has been a yr of Asian-American excellence. Crazy Rich Asians smashed (admittedly low) box-office expectations and led the best way in an excellent yr for Asian-American popular culture, the place extra Asian-Americans appeared on screens, labored behind them, made music, cracked jokes, and […]

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Hippies within the wild. Photo: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images While a few of us have but to recuperate from the trauma of Woodstock ’99, it’s that point once more to go on celebrating the original. For its 50th anniversary, Woodstock will return to the place all of it started, Bethel Woods, New York, […]

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