Late one evening in early 2000, the members of Blonde Redhead had been in a barn exterior of Seattle that had been transformed right into a recording studio. The New York–primarily based indie rock trio had been virtually achieved making their fifth album, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons. They had already completed a melancholy music […]

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The Weeknd and Daft Punk have found themselves with a fresh lawsuit on their hands thanks to a Somali-American musician. TMZ reports that singer/songwriter Yasminah is suing both parties over The Weeknd’s 2016 single, “Starboy.” According to Yasminah, “Starboy” borrows numerous elements from her 2009 song “Hooyo,” which she co-wrote. Yasminah’s lawsuit claims that the […]

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In the second season of HBO’s The Deuce, the series about New York City’s burgeoning porn industry has jumped ahead to 1977, and many of the women are making moves toward a modicum of autonomy. Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has gone from tricking to adult-film auteur; Abby (Margarita Levieva) is managing the Hi-Hat and introducing her […]

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Brooklyn-based midnight newbie Unknown Caller – the moniker for producer & songwriter Alex Lichtenstein – has delivered an impressive debut effort in the form of the single “Sayonara.” The track is a dreamy, extremely chill-yet-danceable banger. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to head out for the night with no intention of […]

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Bryan and Kendra met on Myspace in 2006, and released a few singles before meeting IRL in 2008. Their sound fit in the witch house box of the moment with influences from EBM, ambient, noise, dream pop, and a certain eerie aesthetics. They gained momentum as White Ring in 2010 with the release of Black […]

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This spring, the North American leg of Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour delivered one of modern pop music’s most devilish feats of programming, as teens who arrived early to venues ready to shout along to “Royals” and “Green Light” ran headlong into the nihilist boom bap of the New York–Atlanta rap duo Run the Jewels and […]

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After almost 30 years, legendary guitarist and Prophets Of Rage member Tom Morello continues to use music as his platform to fight for social justice. He shows no signs of slowing down on his new song “Rabbit’s Revenge” featuring electronica DJ/producer Bassnectar and Dungeon Family affiliates Big Boi and Killer Mike. The song is the lead […]

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Travis Scott got famous for helping shape Kanye’s abrasive, rap-punk sound on Yeezus; now he’s even more famous for having a baby with Kylie Jenner and also building a reputation as one of the rowdiest performers around. (If you’ve entered a Travis Scott mosh pit and lived to tell the tale, count your blessings.) His […]

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July 15, 2018 The Vans Warped Tour is winding down with final northeast stop growing smaller in the rearview window. However, getting to The Xfinity Center was a traffic nightmare upon reaching the city limits on the interstate. Besides road repair, there was the issue of parking which was at its limit everywhere due to […]

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Bristol post-punk band IDLES are becoming essential listening with every release and they have just announced an art exhibition to celebrate the release of their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance. Open for two days, between 12pm and 8pm, and curated by the band, the exhibition will take place at: HM Electrics Gallery, 65 Nile St. London N1 […]

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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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