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Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Marijuana Deathsquads Live Score 1920s Dada Films

Vernon joined members of Poliça and Gayngs to soundtrack the experimental short films

Morrissey Shares Eulogy For Dick Gregory

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died this weekend and Morrissey has shared a eulogy for the late figure via his nephew's Facebook page alongside a picture of the two of them together. Here's the euology: Dick Gregory, America's last hope, dies, aged 84. He knew how all aspects of the…

Watch JAY-Z Perform 4:44 Songs for the First Time

During his V Festival set, he rolled out “The Story of O.J.,” “Kill Jay Z,” “Family Feud,” and more

Watch Jay-Z Pay Tribute To Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington By Performing “Numb/Encore”

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jay-Z and Linkin Park will, of course, be forever intertwined because of their collaborative 2004 Collision Course mash-up EP. Last night, at his first show since Chester Bennington's death last month, Jay-Z paid tribute to his late collaborator by performing "Numb/Encore" at the V Festival in Staffordshire, England. Check out video via Pitchfork below. …

Watch JAY-Z Honor Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington With “Numb/Encore”

“Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight!”

Watch St. Vincent Debut New Song “LA” In Tokyo

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last night, St. Vincent played her first show since releasing a new song, "New York," and announcing her forthcoming Fear The Future tour. She has a new album on the way, of course -- she recently talked a little about it in a new interview -- and at last night's festival set at Summer Sonic…

Watch Marijuana Deathsquads Score 1920s Dada Films With Justin Vernon

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

On Thursday night at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Marijuana Deathsquads played new scores that they wrote to soundtrack 1920s experimental short films by Dada artists Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling, and Rene Clair. The Twin Cities-based noise collective recruited Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to perform alongside them -- Marijuana Deathsquads' ringleader Ryan Olson also…

Atomic Books Comics Preview - August 20, 2017

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...

Watch The Killers’ Promo Video For Mayweather Vs. McGregor Fight

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next week, there's a big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, and the Killers recorded a promo for the match (which will air on Showtime PPV) featuring the band performing their recent single "The Man" (from their new album Wonderful, Wonderful) in a boxing ring in the middle of the desert. The fight's taking…

40 Years Ago Today NASA Sent A Mixtape To Aliens

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Forty years ago today, NASA launched the space probe Voyager 2 -- it's currently a little less than 11 billion miles away from Earth -- and a couple weeks later it was followed by Voyager 1, which has surpassed its twin and is now around 13 billion miles away. Both spacecrafts contain a 12-inch, gold-plated…

Men I Trust - Tailwhip

Sounds like: Parcels, Jungle Song: Men I Trust - Tailwhip What's so good? Fudge, this band just keeps getting better. And fortunately I'm not the only one noticing it -- a bunch of other folks have also caught on. The band recently moved back to Montreal, and penned this song as an ode to the BMX "tailwhip". Show More Summary

Sunday Night Chill: Back To School

What's so good? With the end of August comes the end of the summer, and with the end of summer comes the inevitability of going back to school. As a teacher this is a never-ending cycle for me so I really feel like I can sympathize with...Show More Summary

Members Of The NYPD Stood In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

“We applaud Colin and the men and women here today who are using their platforms to promote positive change.”

I gave up a career in the defence industry to be an opera singer

17 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Our story of how violinist Jen Lindsay saved Aida last week by standing up in the orchestra to sing an aria when the soprano missed an entry went viral worldwide. Then we discovered that Jen is an aspiring opera singer, applying for auditions around the US. Now the story gets even more interesting. Jen is […]

JAY-Z Ends Show With A Tribute To Chester Bennington

He ended his set with “Numb/Encore” in tribute to the late artist.

How Stephen Hough would save classical music

17 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The British pianist, a near-neighbour of ours, has been shooting the breeze with Pacific Standard:   There are certain concert organizers who simply think that if you put something on at eight o’clock, people are going to come. We know that isn’t true. I’ve talked about changing the times of concerts—having them earlier, or later. […]

Death of a favourite Shostakovich student

17 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A survivor of the siege of Leningrad, Boris Grabovsky returned from the War to find his father declared by Stalin an enemy of the people and his own chances of getting into conservatory close to zero. Somehow, Dmitri Shostakovich smuggled him into his class. The pair remained confidants ever after. Grabovsky, who died on August 16 […]

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