Charli XCX is levitating a couple of feet over a DJ booth. “My fans like pop music and poppers. Guess they really know what’s uppppp!” she drawls like an automaton with vocal fry. Air horns pierce through the torchlit rave dungeon. As she reaches the chorus of a new demo she’s calling “Gen- eration,” the […]

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On Monday, singer Bryan Adams swung so wide with a coronavirus rant, he spun past concert cancellations, whizzed by “bat eating,” and landed on, of course, veganism. In an Instagram post lamenting the cancellation of his May shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the singer plays 1983’s “Cuts Like a Knife” and goes off on […]

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One day after Arkansas concert venue TempleLive announced its first “socially distant” concert, it seems the floodgates regarding “socially distant concerts” have opened in the U.S. Consequence of Sound reports that electronic musician and YouTuber Marc Ribellet is embarking on the first-ever drive in concert tour of the U.S. Taking a page from Denmark, Ribellet’s […]

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In news that doesn’t make sense the more you think about it, Arkansas concert venue TempleLive announced that country-rock singer Travis McCready, of the band Bishop Gunn, will perform an “intimate acoustic set” on May 15, but with social distancing measures in place. This would make the event the first concert performed to a live […]

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Even as states around the country begin to reopen, it looks like it will take some time until things are totally back to normal in the entertainment industry. Events and concerts are continuing to get canceled, so if you had plans for an outdoor festival or Broadway play this summer, make sure to check your […]

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As pandemic-related business closures remain in affect across much of the country, the iconic indie record shop Amoeba Music has been forced to close one of its locations. The store on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood will not reopen even after retail is allowed to come back online at some point, with co-owner Jim Henderson say, […]

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Whether you want to donate money to the fight against the novel coronavirus, or just see the inside of his house (mostly the pool table room), do yourself a favor and watch Post Malone’s coronavirus benefit livestream, composed entirely of Nirvana covers. Joined by bassist Brian Lee, guitarist Nick Mack, and Blink-192’s Travis Barker on […]

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We won’t gaslight you and we won’t be deniers. The upcoming Dixie Chicks album Gaslighter, set to be the country group’s first new album in 14 years, has been postponed indefinitely from its original May 1 release date. At a time when we all need the Dixie Chicks’ tell-it-like-it-is songwriting, stomp-along instrumentation, and enveloping harmonies, […]

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Alright, alright, Ticketmaster will refund your tickets already. The sales and distribution platform and its parent company Live Nation have come under fire in recent weeks as would-be concert-goers sought refunds for over 18,000 events canceled or indefinitely postponed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to Billboard, Live Nation is reportedly finalizing a plan that […]

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R. Kelly’s Brooklyn Federal Court trial for racketeering and sexual-misconduct charges has been moved from summer to late September, as the coronavirus shutdown has caused delays in the court system. During a telephone conference Thursday afternoon, Judge Ann M. Donnelly recognized that the July 7 trial date likely wasn’t realistic, and scheduled jury selection for […]

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This is so exciting that we actually heard our pork rolls screaming from the fridge while gelling their hair. The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund announced on Tuesday that the state’s two foremost music royals, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, will be coming together for a benefit show to raise money to “fight the […]

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