Beyoncé’s historic performance at last year’s Coachella was an instant classic, and it looks like, with a little luck, the show will be able to live on in full streaming glory. Netflix is teasing a new special about Queen Bey called Homecoming, which will be released on Wednesday, April 17. Besides the yellow color scheme […]

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Nipsey Hussle’s sudden death shocked fans and artists throughout the rap scene. In response, the hip-hop world unofficially observed an extended moment of silence this week by releasing no new music out of respect for Hussle, with the exception of a surprise new song from Noname today, the odd minor project earlier in the week, […]

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In the early days of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, before its first season had finished airing, Rachel Bloom explained why the show had to be a musical: “There’s an old adage about how to write musicals in general,” she said, paraphrasing Bob Fosse. “When emotion’s too strong to speak, you sing, and when the emotion’s too strong […]

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This list has been updated with March releases. It’s always exciting to see what shape music will take in a new year. What invisible connections will be made, and who will become a breakout star or a cult favorite. This year so far, we’ve got exciting new music from indie veterans, career-best (so far) music […]

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In October 2017, Brian Beattie, an excitable Austin music producer who has worked with Bill Callahan, Okkervil River, and the Dead Milkmen, set off in his beige 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan, dubbed the Golden Rocket, on a mission to break an old pal free from the shackles of creative oppression. Beattie was traveling to Waller, […]

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Self-loathing or self-deprecation aren’t substitutes for a personality, so Canadian punk four-piece PUP understand that you also have to add in a generous, triumphant spirit. Take “Free at Last,” the second single from their upcoming third record Morbid Stuff, which sprints out of the gate with a missive someone might have sneered at singer Stefan […]

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Music is math. There are only so many notes in a scale, and only so many pleasing chord progressions to be created from combining them. The field of commercial music is an economy of the familiar. Success is a tug of war between tested formulas and unique personal style — the balance is key. Travel […]

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Recycling is a fundamental part of the song creation process. The trick is distinguishing the difference between good copying (legal, inspired) and bad copying (illegal, shameless). To figure out how to copy a song, you must first know which parts to copy. If we define music as organized sound (and we do), there are three […]

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In the grand scheme of people who’ve hated on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the past, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor would fall under the Hard Fucking Pass category. When asked about it last year, let’s just say the prospect of rubbing elbows with some boomers while making small talk about Pretty […]

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An epic way to start the @rockhall induction ceremony as @StevieNicks performs "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with @Harry_Styles #RockHall2019 #3RockHall pic.twitter.com/CBL228rYnp — WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) March 29, 2019 We knew Stevie Nicks’s long-lost “love child” Harry Styles would induct her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but – surprise! – […]

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This profile originally ran on June 9, 2013. We’re revisiting it now in honor of Stevie Nicks’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Look to the shawls; let them show you the way. All night you’ve been ­anticipating their arrival on the Fleetwood Mac stage: the witchy moment when Stevie Nicks, that […]

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Though they tussled and toppled the likes of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan on the charts with hits like “Make It Easy on Yourself” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine No More,” the Walker Brothers get left out of most hagiographies of ‘60s rock and pop, banished to the purgatory of easy listening stations, […]

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After director Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland debuted on HBO earlier this month, in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck reveal their alleged childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson, reactions were heated and mixed. While many found the documentary and its two accusers both convincing and heartbreaking, others rejected even the possibility the King […]

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Every week, Vulture runs through the best, most interesting, and sometimes most confusing rap releases. In this installment: Quelle Chris is perpetually daring, Maxo writes a coming-of-age record, and Chief Keef teams up with Zaytoven. Quelle Chris, Guns Detroit’s rap scene is one of those, like the Bay’s or Baton Rouge’s, that seems hermetically sealed from the […]

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Last yr, rock fans turned unexpectedly captivated by the drama surrounding Dire Straits’ fuzzy dismissal of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a lot in order that Vulture lined it extensively by widespread demand. Well, guess what, you snub fans! Radiohead is sort of, type of filling that void for this yr’s induction class, […]

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