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Joanna Newsom – Make Hay

Joanna Newsom shares an unreleased outtake for the 1st "AnniDIVERSary" of the release of Divers: Continue reading…

Joanna Newsom – “Make Hay”

Joanna Newsom released Divers exactly one year ago today. And to celebrate the occasion, she’s just returned with a new song called “Make Hay,” an unreleased outtake recorded during the sessions for the album. Per the track’s slightly cryptic YouTube description: Joanna Newsom friends and faithful, we wish you a happy first AnniDIVERSary! The standard […]

Atomic Books Comics Preview - October 23, 2016

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr. Atomic Books...

Solange To Play SNL Next Month Alongside Host Benedict Cumberbatch

Solange scored her first #1 album this month with A Seat At The Table, and here’s another first for her: She’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s 11/5 episode alongside host Benedict Cumberbatch. It’ll be the last episode before Election Day, so it should be interesting even beyond the promise of two powerful […]

Watch Taylor Swift Play “This Is What You Came For” For The First Time At Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix Concert

Taylor Swift performed her first and only concert of the year at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas after Formula One’s US Grand Prix qualifying race tonight. In addition to hits from 1989 and Red (which came out four years ago today incidentally), she played “This Is What You Came For” live for […]

Watch Nai Harvest Piss Off Security At Their Final Show

Fuzzed-out Sheffield alt-poppers and Band To Watch alums Nai Harvest announced that they were breaking up back in July. But they just played their final concert at London nightclub Kamio last night, and they went out with a bang. Security tried to shut the show down after a mere two songs due to all the […]

President Obama Dances To “Hotline Bling,” Dabs With Usher At His Final White House Musical Event

The Obamas held the last musical event of Barack’s presidency, BET’s Love And Happiness: A Musical Experience, on the south lawn of the White House last night. As the AP reports, the show featured performances from Jill Scott, Usher, the Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Janelle Monáe, and De La Soul, among others, and Obama took […]

Couple Gets Engaged Onstage At Danny Brown Show

Danny Brown is on tour in support of his new album Atrocity Exhibition right now. And during his show at Dallas’ South Side Music Hall last night, as Complex reports, he invited a young man onstage, who in turn invited his girlfriend onstage to ask her to marry him. She said yes — whew! — […]

Jay Z Is The First Rapper Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay Z just became the first rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame since its inception in 1969. Jay was among the 24 nominees announced this week, which also include Max Martin, Madonna, George Michael, Sly Stone, Cat Stevens, Bryan Adams, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface, Gloria Estefan, and Jeff Lynne. […]

Couple Taking Engagement Photos Encounters Black Metal Band In The Woods

John Awesome and Nydia Hernandez were having an engagement photoshoot with photographer Janet Wheeland in Holy Jim Canyon, California when they stumbled into an entirely different kind of shoot. Black metal band Coldvoid happened to be in the same woods shooting promo photos under the full moon, and the two groups decided to join forces. […]

Hear An Unearthed Demo From Pre-Smiths Band Freak Party

Before Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke formed the Smiths with Morrissey and Mike Joyce, they played in a funk band called Freak Party. And, as The Manchester Evening News reports, their former drummer Si Wolstencroft recently unearthed a lost Freak Party cassette entitled Kraak Therapy, a two-song studio demo recorded in 1981. He’s releasing 500 […]

Miley Cyrus Campaigns For Hillary In GMU Dorms

Hillary Clinton really wants to win Virginia. She picked Virginia’s former governor Tim Kaine as her running mate, she gave away a meet-and-greet with the great Virginia rapper Pusha T, and now she’s gotten Miley Cyrus to head down to Virginia to canvas. The pop star dropped by the George Mason University campus in Fairfax […]

The Chainsmokers Wanna Work With Bon Iver

In between bragging about their dicks and shitting on Lady Gaga, the Chainsmokers hope to somehow find the time to work with Bon Iver. When asked about how they choose their collaborators, Andrew Taggart told NME, “The size of the artist isn’t really important to us. We look for, first of all, a unique voice, […]

Eric B And Rakim Announce Reunion Tour

Influential hip-hop duo Eric B and Rakim split up in 1993 after the release of 1992’s Don’t Sweat The Technique. But now, after 23 years and several solo albums, they’re getting back together. The DJ and MC announced the news on Twitter this week, proposing Eric B as a new presidential candidate and teasing a […]

Member Of Nobel Academy Says Bob Dylan Is Being “Arrogant” But Please Email Them?

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize In Literature last week. It was a big deal! Except because he’s Bob Dylan, he’s being really weird about it, refusing to acknowledge it in any way and completely ignoring the Swedish Academy’s attempts to contact him. Understandably, the people who decided to bestow this great honor upon him […]

Watch Lauryn Hill Sing “Rebel” On Charlie Rose

A week ago, Lauryn Hill shared “Rebel,” a new version of her 2002 MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 track “I Find It Hard To Say (Rebel).” And today, she stopped by to play the updated song on Charlie Rose. Watch her performance below.

Azealia Banks Shares An Apology Letter To Zayn

Azealia Banks has been in the news a lot this week following a bizarre altercation at a hotel party thrown by Russell Crowe. That was just the latest in a long series of controversies centered around the rapper, and now she’s returned to Instagram to address a different one. Banks’ Twitter account was suspended back […]

Mary J. Blige – “American Skin (41 Shots)” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Bruce Springsteen wrote “American Skin (41 Shots)” about the 1999 New York police shooting death of Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo, but unfortunately, it’s more relevant today than ever. During Mary J. Blige’s recent Apple Music-sponsored interview with Hillary Clinton — yes, that happened, and it was weird — she sang part of the song while […]

Hear 90 Seconds Of Charli XCX & Lil Yachty’s “After The Afterparty”

“After The Afterparty,” the first single from Charli XCX’s upcoming third album and a collaboration with Atlanta rap weirdo Lil Yachty, is dropping at the end of this coming week. We’ve already seen it in emoji form, but now we can actually hear the thing in the form of a 90-second preview on iTunes. Do […]

Morrissey Says Brexit Was “Magnificent,” Implies He Should Get Into Rock Hall Before PJ Harvey

Whenever Morrissey opens his mouth to do anything besides sing (or eat vegan hot dogs or whatever), it’s usually a pretty bad look for him. Case in point: When asked about the current political climate in a recent interview with FasterLouder, he went off on this delightful little rant and called Brexit “magnificent”: The British […]

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