Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay from "Friends" sang "Smelly Cat" on Night 5 of the 1989 tour at Staples Center. Watch the video here:
Future’s new album DS2 is really good, and suspected car thieves think so too. Uproxx reports that last night in downtown Los Angeles, a woman stole a car and proceeded to lead the LAPD on a high-speed chase throughout the city, cruising through red lights and weaving in and out of traffic, undeterred by running […]
Montreal songstress Cœur de Pirate (that's French for heart of a pirate), made her name writing shimmying pop songs that were coyly cute, heavy on the hooks, and deeply inspired by 60s yé-yé pop—a combo that was met with resounding acclaim and consolidated on her 2012 album Blonde. Show More Summary
It's going down on September 16 in New York City.
Sounds like: Sweater Beats, Dawn Golden Song: Skylar Spence - Can't You See (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) What's so good? My favorite narcissistic record just got the remix treatment from my favorite cutie pie Ryan Hemsworth. "I can hardlyShow More Summary
Taylor Swift just wrapped up an unprecedented 16 straight sold-out nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and she’s been bringing out famous guests every single night, including Beck and St. Vincent the night before last. Last night was Swift’s final night at the arena, and she pulled out all the stops. She brought […]
An "extra weird" LP from The Black Keys member's latest project.
Duran Duran’s upcoming 14th album, Paper Gods, is filled to the brim with featured players. So far, we’ve heard cuts with Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers (“Pressure Off“) and Mr Hudson (the title track), and the list of collaborators also includes Lindsay Lohan (!), John Frusciante, and Jonas Bjerre. The veteran English rock band also […]
When A$AP Rocky announced the tracklist for his new album At Long Last A.S.A.P., there were lots of expected names on it: Future, ScHoolboy Q, Kanye West, etc. But there was also a curveball in Rod Stewart. Stylistically, though, it made a lot of sense. Show More Summary
In my monthly essay for Standpoint magazine, I assess the bleak future for the Proms and two of the BBC orchestras as new management and financial assaults dismantle the old defences. Proms controllers for the past quarter-century — John Drummond, Nick Kenyon, Roger Wright — fought to protect the festival’s unique character from interference by […]
The video for A$AP Rocky’s Miguel/Mark Ronson/Rod Stewart collab “Everyday” is billed as A Hip-Hop Hollywood story. It imagines a not-that-outlandish future in which Rocky is old, fat, and famous enough to have a Vegas residency and his very own star on the Walk Of Fame. At the end it transitions to modern day scenes […]
Photo courtesy of Amy Schumer's Instagram Last night, Amy Schumer and Talib Kweli performed a joint show at Chicago venue Constellation. At one point during his set, Kweli performed "Get 'Em High", his collaboration with Kanye West and Common off 'Ye's The College Dropout. Show More Summary
by Bill Pearis Future Punx's debut album, This is Post Wave, is out digitally this Friday (8/28) and you can listen to the whole record now -- a stream premieres in this post. With songs flowing into each other and...
"Everyday" is A$AP Rocky's collaboration with Rod Stewart, Mark Ronson, and Miguel from June's At.Long.Last.A$AP. After performing the track together in an SUV on James Corden, Rocky and Stewart have teamed up again for the track's official video, out now via Apple Music. Show More Summary
Beach House's new album Depression Cherry comes out this week via Sub Pop and the band is currently on tour in support of it. That tour previously did not include a NYC show, but now it includes a VERY...
Thoughtful piece by David Patrick Stearns in Philly.com on this summer’s two US operatic premieres. Everyone raved over George Benjamin’s post-modern opera, Written on Skin. Stearns could not see the point. Most reviewers cavilled at Jennifer Higdon’s traditionalist Cold Mountain. Stearns liked it. So why is that? Read here.
Hailing from the same Brooklyn streets that raised both Mike Tyson and Mic Tyson, boxer Frank Galarza stars in part two of Gasface’s Hell Train. Narrated by Bodega BAMZ. Previously: Hell Train Pt. 1 ft. Bodega BAMZ
Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in honor of his innovative music videos and live performances, and continued work in music, art and fashion. West has been nominated for over 30 Moonmen — starting with four for 2004's "All Falls Down" — yet has only...
Taylor Swift’s revenge moment has arrived! MTV announced today that Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year’s Video Music Awards. Wikipedia notes that Video Vanguard is a lifetime achievement award “is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture, honoring an artist’s body of […]
Taylor Swift is living out her ultimate mix tape with the 1989 World Tour, whose setlist had made room for more than 20 special guests since mid-May. Last night, during the middle of a five-show residency at L.A.'s Staple Center, Swift brought Natalie Maines onstage for a surprise duet of "Goodbye Earl." The pair...