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Avant-R&B Singer serpentwithfeet Preached A Gospel All His Own At Basilica Soundscape

If you know anything about Basilica Soundscape, the boutique music festival that transpires every September in Hudson, New York, it's that its organizers brand it as an "anti-festival." It's true: The event is a far cry from the average American music festival experience, in which the same handful of accessible, industry-supported artists perform on large…

Ministry, New Order Demonstrate Their Staying Power At Riot Fest 2017

Halfway through last night's typically intense headlining set at Riot Fest, Trent Reznor took a second to address the crowd. "It's an honor tonight to play with two of my all-time favorite bands, Ministry and New Order." Over the past 12 years, Riot Fest has slowly and, relatively quietly, established itself as one…

Weekend Mix - 16th September 2017

This week's mix is so full of tuney goodness you'll want to find a friend to listen with you...Benbo - I'm A TakerEVERYTHING IS FINE by BenboIllogical Time Concerns - A Dream So Big It Eats MeSummon The Birds - London Tap WaterSaintShow More Summary

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen & Lorde Perform With Bleachers On MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged is being revived once again, and Bleachers' Jack Antonoff is one of the first people to participate in the new concert series. Back in March, he performed at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and he brought out Carly Rae Jepsen and Lorde for special guest appearances. The concert finally aired last…

U2 Cancel Tonight’s St. Louis Show Citing Security Concerns

U2 were scheduled to play in St. Louis tonight at The Dome at America's Center, but the concert has been canceled. The band and Live Nation issued a statement saying that "the St. Louis Police Department that they are not in a position to provide the standard protection for our audience as would be expected…

Watch Bon Iver Perform With Aaron & Bryce Dessner At Cork Opera House

Bon Iver performed at the Cork Opera House in Ireland last night for the Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival. He was joined by his good old friends Aaron and Bryce Dessner (of the National, who also played the fest) for "33 'God'" and an encore performance of "The Wolves." Fionn Regan also performed on…

Tim Heidecker – “Bob Dylan’s Trump Campaign Song”

Over the last few months, comedian Tim Heidecker has been releasing songs that take aim at our current political situation -- there was one about Richard Spencer getting punched in the face, another one about 4Chan, and another one about Mar-A-Lago." -- and last night he put out another track. This one sees him adopting…

Watch Bruce Springsteen Join Paul McCartney At MSG

Last night, Paul McCartney played the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden. During the encore, he brought out Bruce Springsteen to perform the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There," which they've played live together before. They did the song not once but twice in a row. For their first rendition, Steven Van Zandt…

Martin Shkreli Is In Jail For Threatening Hillary Clinton And His $2M Wu-Tang Album Might Not Even Be A Real Wu-Tang Album

Renowned big pharma fuck boy Martin Shkreli is currently in prison serving time for securities fraud. His initial $5 million bail was revoked Wednesday because prosecutors believed his pre-sentence behaviors were threatening, reports the Washington Post. Show More Summary

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

This week we interviewed the Lemon Twigs, Mims, Alison Goldfrapp with Gillian Gilbert, Emily Haines, and Chris Hillman. We reviewed Brockhampton and Brand New concerts, and albums by Foo Fighters, Havah, and the Killers. We celebrated the 10th anniversary of albums by Dirty Projectors, Kanye West, and Animal Collective. And we learned about Jake Paul…

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Well, well, well... another week is over and the world is still spinning. The 'Gum Squad will be up in Hudson this weekend at Basilica SoundScape. The best way to describe Basilica would probably be "educated goths trying to have fun in the woods" and we can't wait to join 'em! Zola Jesus, Thou, Priests,…

Animal Collective Reveal That The “My Girls” Intro Came From The Just-Crashed Cassini Spacecraft

One of the day's biggest new stories is that the Cassini spacecraft, the first probe ever to orbit Saturn, finished its 20-year mission when it crashed into Saturn early this morning. The probe accomplished a lot. It explored the moons of Titan and Enciladus, two places that could, at least theoretically, support life. It successfully…

Kid Of Kid ‘N Play Apologizes For Bizarre Colin Kaepernick Impersonation

Christopher Reid -- also known as Kid, one half of the bygone party-rap duo Kid 'n Play -- has apologized for his impersonation of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in a planned sketch for Fox Sports 1’s Speak For Yourself that never actually aired. "Let me be clear -- the skit and photo were not meant…

Björk’s New Album Is Titled Utopia

Björk has announced the title of her forthcoming album. She and artistic collaborator Andrew Tomas Huang sat down for a Facebook Live interview with Nowness today to discuss her new single "The Gate," her touring VR exhibition Björk Digital, and aspects of her previous album, Vulnicura. Toward the end, host Jefferson Hack asked if she…

Alice Boman – Dreams

Malmö, Sweden's Alice Boman returns with the sublime, heartbreaking new single "Dreams". The limited (300 copies) hand-stamped, hand-numbered Dreams 7" is out today via the Control Group. Boman says of the track: Continue reading…

Book Notes - Margo Berdeshevsky "Before the Drought"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Petal – “Comfort” & “15”

Last month, Petal released a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs" that's included on a new 7" that's meant to mark time between Kiley Lotz's 2015 debut Shame and the sophomore album she's currently working on. The 7" features two new songs. There's the titular "Comfort," which starts off slow and wistful and closed-off but…

Q&A: Chris Hillman On Working With Tom Petty, Reappraising The Byrds, & Touring In His 70s

Chris Hillman bought his first smartphone just a few months ago. "I didn't want one," he admits. "I had a flip-top phone and that was fine. But there's a new baby in the house. My daughter had a girl, so I got the smartphone for the camera." Soon his trepidation turned to astonishment at the…

New Music To Delight Your Ears - Lacika and the Hookers

Lacika and the Hookers From: Berlin, Germany Is music an art form, is it a form of entertainment? Is it for dancing or to make you think? Is it a form of polemic a way to get your unique voice heard or is it a way to make money? Should it be challenging or should it be accessible? Is it ephemeral product or is it cultural artefact. Show More Summary

“Cash Me Outside” Girl Signs To Major Label

14-year-old Danielle "Cash Me Outside" Bregoli has signed a record deal with Atlantic Records, according to TMZ. Last month, she released her debut single, "These Heaux," under the name Bhad Bhabie and it's racked up 21 million views on YouTube. The track debuted at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, which makes her the youngest…

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