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Largehearted Boy Weekly Wrap-Up - May 31, 2015

A list of the past week's Largehearted Boy features: Book Notes: (authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates to their book) Andrew Ervin and Steph Opitz for Ervin's novel Burning Down George Orwell's House Gallagher Lawson for his...

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

If you’re a Strokes fan, Primavera Sound is the place to be this weekend. Three Strokes-related acts are playing the Barcelona festival — the band, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, and Albert Hammond Jr. — and there’s bound to be some weird encounters. Case in point: AHJ watched on as Julian Casablancas and the rest […]

Tenement – “Hive Of Hives”

Tenement switch modes so deftly and seamlessly that it’s sometimes hard to keep track — that’s a skill that comes with their hard-earned decade of experience. On “Dull Joy,” the last track we heard off the Wisconsin threesome’s long-in-the-making album Predatory Highlights, they were mining some serious late ’90s rock to great effect. On “Hive […]

Bean Sprouts

Sunflower Bean From: Manhattan, New York, United States I Hear Voices from US trio Sunflower Bean is a compresses the history of 70s rock music into 4 minutes of head splitting, mind expanding, joyous rock. It starts out like Led Zeppelin...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Friday

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together, […]

Watch Florence + The Machine Perform “Ship To Wreck” On Graham Norton

Looks like Florence Welch is recovering nicely from the foot injury that’s been keeping her on a stool during live performances over the past few months. On her appearance on The Graham Norton Show yesterday, the singer was planted firmly on two feet to perform “Ship To Wreck,” a track from her new album, How […]

Photos: Refused @ Doug Fir, Portland, 5/29/15

Refused are currently making their way around the United States for their reunion tour in support of Freedom, their first new album in 17 years. Last night, they stopped in Portland at Doug Fir, which the band called the smallest venue on the tour so far. From the intimacy of these pictures, it shows. They […]

Atomic Books Comics Preview - May 31, 2015

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said...

Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Including Slaraffenland, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers free and legal music and/or stream. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: On the Radio EP [mp3] The Crane Wives: The Fool in Her Wedding Gown album [mp3] Hey Rosetta!:...

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we ran some great artist portraits from Sasquatch!, which I wish I’d gone to this year, even if Kendrick didn’t do “King Kunta” for some reason. Festival season is of course now in full swing. This weekend alone we’ve got BottleRock, Nelsonville, Sweetlife, and Roots Picnic here in the States; overseas there’s Primavera […]

Listen To Noel Gallagher On Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird Podcast

Noel Gallagher was the latest guest on Pete Holmes’ You Make It Weird podcast. Holmes is known for avoiding the usual interview questions and going a little deeper, and Gallagher is known for making some bold declarations, so it should prove to be an entertaining listen. A brief scan through reveals Gallagher jokingly comparing himself […]

Le Knight Club – “The Fight”

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, one-half of Daft Punk, is also one-half of another duo, Le Knight Club, which he started with his Crydamoure label co-founder Éric Chedeville back in the late ’90s. They haven’t put out any new music since 2002, but they recently wrote some music for the Mike Tyson-featuring Algerian film Gates Of The […]

NXNE Cancels Free, All-Ages Action Bronson Concert After Community Protest

Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE) music festival has cancelled a scheduled Action Bronson performance at Yonge-Dundas Square due to widespread community protest. Erica Shiner’s petition against the concert focused on Bronson’s song...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we got two videos that riffed on nostalgic nuggets of ’80s pop culture, and both of them came out within about an hour of each other. Both of those videos are made with charm and inventiveness and a sense of fun, and both of them are on this list. But these constant nostalgia-riffs […]

Watch L7’s Original Lineup Play “Pretend We’re Dead” At First Show In 18 Years

After hinting they would reunite via Facebook last year, and announcing a series of shows and a documentary, it’s finally happening. L7’s original lineup reunited to play their first show in 18 years at the L.A. venue the Echo last night. Watch them encore 1992’s “Pretend We’re Dead,” and check out the show’s full setlist […]

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list is occasionally featured on the Earwolf podcast Who Charted?, and in last week’s “Two Charted” segment, the show’s co-host Kulap Vilaysack expressed some curiosity about the methodology behind our list. So, for Kulap — and for you too, if you’re similarly curious — here’s the deal: We […]

Joni Mitchell Reportedly Still In Very Serious Condition After Brain Aneurysm

Joni Mitchell was hospitalized on 3/31 after she was found unconscious in her L.A. home. TMZ reported several weeks later that she was still in the hospital in a coma several weeks after, though reps for Mitchell denied this. TMZ retorted by citing directly from her hospital documents, which indicate she is still unresponsive. Additionally, […]

Radiohead’s Name Was Inspired By The Guy Who Played Ned Ryerson In Groundhog Day

Any serious Radiohead fan knows that after wisely dropping On A Friday, they named themselves after “Radio Head,” a Talking Heads song from the 1986 album True Stories and David Byrne film of the same name. As Dangerous Minds points out, the song itself has a hell of a backstory, one that came to light […]

Ty Dolla $ign – “Only Right” (Feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee) Video

R&B lothario Ty Dolla $ign is one of DJ Mustard’s favorite collaborators, and three of his other favorites — the Cali rappers YG, Joe Moses, and TeeCee — all show up on Ty$’s queasy Mustard-produced new track “Only Right.” In the song’s brand-new video, all of them show up looking like Pulp Fiction-esque gangsters, cruising […]

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