Mosh. Skank. Bop. Bang your head. Jump. Whacky balloon arms. Jazz hands. Spirit fingers.  Throw up your favorite band’s hand sign or just good old rock & roll “horns”.  Maybe the band will kick up the fun by breaking out beach balls or super soakers. Maybe they’ll just come over the barricade and play with […]

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Nirvana hit ’90s teen culture like a bomb. The myth rock fans of a certain age always tell about the little Seattle trio that could and its David-and-Goliath battle to unseat poppy Cali hair metal to usher in the grunge era is only a half-truth. In its inaugural January 1992 Billboard chart–topping week, Nevermind surged […]

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Tonight Charlie Puth made a special appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to plug an album that actually is too good to be true: Charlie Puth Sings ’90s Punk. This masterwork we’ll never get to actually own includes such epic ’90s bangers as Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy,” the Offspring’s “The Kids Aren’t […]

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The Lower East Side was growing dark on a recent Wednesday evening on Canal Street. In a steamy fifth-floor walk-up, tenor saxophonist Isaiah Barr and drummer Austin Williamson were improvising in a roiling, minor-key flux as about 50 people — most in their 20s, some much older; no average ethnicity or background — stood comfortably […]

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Moss Kena, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from London, has teamed up with Rapsody and versatile duo THEY. for the remix of his acclaimed single “Problems.” The original is featured on Kena’s breakout EP Found You in 06, which he released in March. Kena is best known for his soul-infused take on Kendrick Lamar’s single “These Walls,” […]

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It’s an image unlikely to fade from the public imagination: A beaming Kid Cudi, huddled arm in arm with an equally ecstatic Kanye West during the unveiling of Kanye’s 2016 album The Life of Pablo. For longtime fans of Cudi, whose career has been defined by a kind of tragic unpredictability, it was a moment […]

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Festival season kicked off with Beychella and is now officially under way. Over the weekend, Governors Ball returned to Randall’s Island in New York City for its eighth year, continuing as one of the longest-running festivals still holding down the tri-state area. (Though it’s been contested in recent years by Panorama Festival on the same […]

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Avengers: Infinity War is a glorious mess of a blockbuster, but it succeeds on the merits of its well-established characters — how endlessly satisfying it is to see them bump up against one another in unexpected combinations. The movie asks and answers questions we didn’t even know we had: What would happen if Thor hung […]

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Just before the release of Iceage’s fourth album, Beyondless, frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt is in Los Angeles for a few weeks. He’s at the beginning of the press cycle for the album, and is just entering the weird headspace of having to unpack his band’s latest record, its influences, and why it exists. But one […]

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‘April is the cruellest month…’ So begins T.S Eliot’s masterpiece The Waste Land and while his modernist musings on disillusionment and despair still resonate today, he clearly didn’t have an inbox overflowing with fresh musical goodness to cheer him up. Here are some artists you may have missed: Bad Nerves East London garage rock purveyors Bad […]

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While unfounded news runs rampant about Kanye West’s mental health, Bow Wow continues to seriously concern his massive social media following with melancholy posts almost daily. On Tuesday morning (April 24), the 31-year-old former child rapper abruptly tweeted, “Feel like jumping off this balcony,” prompting onlookers to divert their attention to his words. Feel like […]

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Havoc, the surviving member of the legendary Mobb Deep, isn’t taking too kindly to a lawsuit filed against the group, seeing that his late brother-in-rhyme, Prodigy, hasn’t even been dead a full year. “About the manager suing Mobb Deep … I mean, what kinda sicko sues his artist after he dies knowing that man got […]

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