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Bob Dylan's Return to Forest Hills: Forget Folkies vs. Rockers, It's Sinatra Time

On Friday night, Bob Dylan played Queen's Forest Hills Stadium for the first time in nearly 51 years. The original show—August 28th, 1965—had been Dylan’s first since going electric at the Newport Folk Festival that July, and most in attendance remember it as one of his best. Show More Summary

A$AP Ferg Wants to Be the Third Member of Daft Punk

Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features Harlem MC A$AP Ferg, whose new album Always Strive and Prosper is out now.  Who is a fictional character that you relate to? Probably Jesus. Show More Summary

How Nostalgia for ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’ Revived Miracle Legion

Without Miracle Legion, there wouldn’t have been Polaris. Funny enough, the reverse is also true. Polaris was never a household name, except in a very specific kind of household—namely, the ones where weird kids devoured the ‘90s children’s...Show More Summary

Taking Photos at Shows Is Messing With Your Memories

Here’s a fun game to play the next time you’re at a live show: As the musicians begin playing, resist the urge to pull out your phone and document the moment rather than living it. While not every audience member defaults to this mode,...Show More Summary

9 Great Rap Mixtapes You Might Have Missed This Year

As our recent debate over the millennium's best hip-hop mixtapes rages on, it's worth remembering that listeners have been gifted some truly terrific tapes amid one of the most front-loaded years for music in recent memory.  While aShow More Summary

Empress Of Dreams About Being a Spice Girl

Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features Los Angeles electronic pop artist Lorely Rodriguez, aka...Show More Summary

Is 2016 Music’s Biggest Year in Decades?

Consider last weekend a microcosm of the year to date in music. Last Friday, at the Forum in L.A., Kanye West released his video for “Famous,” the Life of Pablo song responsible for reigniting his bad blood with Taylor Swift and bringing out the worst in both. Show More Summary

How to Mourn an Icon: Rob Sheffield on the Brilliant David Bowie Book He Wrote in a Month

On January 11, America awoke to a planet off its axis: David Bowie had passed away, at 69, after a long and secretive battle with cancer. But not all “Starman” superfans had been asleep when the news broke late into the night—including Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Mixes of June 2016

This month’s roundup of mixes tends to skirt the edges of the dance floor, when it doesn’t fall outside the disco ball’s radius entirely. Vancouver’s Khotin explores ambient vibes on his set for the Libra Mix series, while the dub-loving...Show More Summary

The Best Underground Garage Rock Albums of 2016 So Far

The Shake Appeal column is Pitchfork associate editor Evan Minsker’s excuse to listen to and write about rock’n’roll—punk, garage rock, psychedelia, budget rock, and pretty much anything else with guitars and attitude. He returns after...Show More Summary

The Women of Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound

When Devonté “Dev” Hynes speaks most clearly, it is usually through a woman’s voice. Hynes’s debut album as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves, was in large part written from a female viewpoint. In the meantime, Hynes has helped craft...Show More Summary

Frank Zappa vs. the Media: A Look at the New Documentary “Eat That Question”

“There might be a couple of people who think of me as a composer...an isolated minority, perhaps,” Frank Zappa mused to a German journalist in 1970, in between flicks of his cigarette. “Some people think that I’m some sort of political rebel.” Then, in a jarring moment, he turned and stared directly into the camera. Show More Summary

8 Pitchfork Staffers Share Their Favorite Concerts of 2016 (So Far)

The air is thick with fog. Your ears are ringing. It’s densely crowded, and you spent way too much money on that last beer. It’s worth it, though. Nosebleeds, sweating in the middle of a pit, or somewhere in between, you dropped those dollars because you know all the words to that song, and you crave a communal experience with it. Show More Summary

What’s Next for ‘Nashville’? Its Stars Share a Few Ideas

For a show that’s not afraid to go deep on the music industry, “Nashville” spends curiously little time dealing with the people that actually power it: the fans. But the cast are acutely aware of how much they owe to obsessive viewers of their delightfully ridiculous country music soap opera. Show More Summary

The 1975’s Matt Healy on That Time Usher Mistook Him for Skrillex

Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features Matt Healy, frontman for sly British pop band the  1975,...Show More Summary

Pharrell’s Stunned Face Launched Maggie Rogers’ Career. Now What?

Maggie Rogers moved out of her NYU apartment on May 31. On June 1, a video of Pharrell Williams listening to her song “Alaska” launched her career after going—shall we say—slightly viral. As nearly two million viewers know by now, the...Show More Summary

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