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Nobody puns on the Wu-Tang Clan, not on RZA's watch

As reported by the New York Daily News (via Rolling Stone), RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan has filed a trademark opposition suit against a Brooklyn-based dog-walking service that tried to register the trademark “Woof-Tang Clan.” The dog company is owned by a guy named Marty Cuatchon, and just in case there was any doubt… Read more...

Utopia finds Björk at her best: Full of love

After decades of producing some of pop music’s most challenging works, Björk gave us perhaps her most difficult record in 2015 with Vulnicura. It traced in painful detail the dissolution of her 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney, with leaden string arrangements and Björk’s spirit as black as the lake at… Read more...

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls open their session with the wandering “Fish Out Of Water”

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their own tracks. This round, we’re joined by Jon Langford’s newest collaboration, Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls. The four-piece band, which released its first record, Four Lost Souls, in… Read more...

Pinegrove cancels tour as frontman, Evan Stephens Hall, is accused of sexual coercion

As more and more people get called out for inappropriate, abusive behavior in their past, Pinegrove frontman Evan Stephens Hall has decided to issue a response to allegations of misconduct against him as soon as they were brought to his attention rather than wait until the backlash had begun to swell. In a post on the… Read more...

Get Involved, Internet: Help Filthy Friends' Scott McCaughey recover from a stroke

Recently, musician Scott McCaughey—a member of Filthy Friends and The Minus 5—suffered a stroke, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for his medical costs. According to the campaign description, McCaughey is still in the ICU and “has a long, difficult road ahead to recovery.” The GoFundMe page will help to… Read more...

Morrissey has some stupid shit to say about sexual assault and more

These days, it should be generally accepted that getting Morrissey’s take on current events is a bad idea for everyone involved, since he usually ends up saying something bad and we’re all left to try and parse his weird political takes. So, it should be wholly unsurprising that a recent interview Morrissey gave to… Read more...

R.I.P. Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC 

As confirmed by his family (via Pitchfork), AC/DC rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young has died. No specific cause of death has been given, but Young had been suffering from dementia and had retired from the band in 2014 so he could seek treatment. He was also diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008, but it… Read more...

Here are 6 new albums you should know about this week

Charlotte Gainsbourg takes full creative control on Rest; the late Sharon Jones takes one final encore on Soul Of A Woman; and OCS reverts to its lush, reflective roots on Memory Of A Cut Off Head. These, plus The Body & Full Of Hell, Mavis Staples, and Kamaiyah in this week’s notable releases. Read more...

Morrissey still has some fight left in him on Low In High School

Morrissey hasn’t made it easy to be a Morrissey fan in recent years, delivering multiple foot-in-mouth political proclamations, a puzzling debut novel, and sporadic, underwhelming new music. 2014’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business felt like a death knell—a listless, uninspired album that veered from attempted… Read more...

What are you listening to this week? 

Sampha, “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” Read more...

Warped Tour is totally over, dudes 

Noisey is reporting that Vans Warped Tour will be coming to an end next year after one last cross-country tour, eliminating both the traveling punk-themed music festival itself and the Warped Tour’s use as a metric for just how out of touch a given person is with what “the kids” are listening to today. That means… Read more...

FBI reportedly investigating the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to prison

Last week, rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to at least two years in prison in Philadelphia for violating probation after being arrested two times earlier in the year. The charges in both cases were dropped, but the judge decided that being arrested at all violated Meek Mill’s probation—which comes from a drug and… Read more...

Brand New postpones tour as another woman shares accusations against Jesse Lacey

Over the weekend, in response to a woman who came forward with allegations that he solicited nude photos from her when she was underage and forced her to watch him masturbate over Skype, Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey posted a message on Facebook, apologizing for inappropriate things he had done in the past,… Read more...

Brand New's Jesse Lacey shares statement on sexual misconduct allegations

While Hollywood is going through a very public reckoning regarding sexual abuse and harassment, the movement to expose abusers has begun to take hold in other mediums as well. Just this weekend, DC Comics suspended a longtime editor over sexual harassment allegations, and on Friday a woman named Nicole Elizabeth Garey… Read more...

Here are 3 albums you should know about this week

Legendary post-hardcore outfit Quicksand goes contemplative on its first album in 22 years, while the rarities collection Phases captures Angel Olsen’s lovelorn evolution. These, plus Yung Lean in the week’s notable releases. Read more...

Taylor Swift has a big, drunken night out on Reputation

The definitive song of the first era of Taylor Swift’s career is 2008’s “Love Story,” a heart-in-throat Dashboard Confessional anthem that has the artistic audacity to re-envision Romeo And Juliet with a happy ending. Swift was going through a typically Swiftian tough relationship at the time, and connected, like many… Read more...

Madonna is now a college freshman, recording Elliott Smith covers at night

Eventually, everyone succumbs to the desire to grab an acoustic guitar and illustrate that they, like, really like Elliott Smith. No, no, they know everyone does, but they really do. Generally this occurs sometime during late fall of freshman year, hair pulled beneath an unassuming beanie in the quad, the song… Read more...

What are you listening to this week? 

Stop what you are doing, immediately, and watch the above video by the fraternal rap duo The Hoodies. It will be the best six minutes you’ve spent on the internet in months. The pairing of 11-year-old Young Poppa and his older brother E Class results in some of the most exuberant, funny, wise, and technically… Read more...

Marilyn Manson tries to justify pulling out a fake rifle onstage in San Bernardino

Sunday night, in his first concert since a falling prop broke his leg, Marilyn Manson tried out stretch out his old “freak out your parents” muscles by taking out a fake rifle and pointing it at the audience. This comes from Variety, which says the gun had a microphone on it and was “obviously fake,” but the realness… Read more...

Filthy Friends cap off this year’s Undercover with a melancholy version of Whitney’s “How Will I Know”

Whitney Houston had earlier attempts at dance-pop than “How Will I Know,” but none of them took hold of the airwaves like the 1985 smash hit did. While the original is uptempo and undeniably danceable, the lyrics could be interpreted as somewhat sad, with Houston potentially pursuing an unrequited love. Filthy Friends… Read more...

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