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Someone actually found the vinyl records Jack White hid inside furniture

100 copies of The Upholsterers single are scattered throughout suburban Detroit living rooms.

Kool G Rap - Thoroughbred (Best of 2014)

On the low, Kool G Rap had himself a busy year. I put together this little compilation of the Genius of Rap's various featured tracks of 2014. These collaborations are a bit all over the place, and some of them aren't really my style at all (i.e. the track with Cold World), but I can't complain. It's still KGR. Enjoy... and turn it up!!

Serpentine Path, Forn & Vilkacis playing St Vitus (IO presents)

Our metal blog Invisible Oranges, fresh off presenting that awesome Psalm Zero show, is presenting yet another NYC metal show with a great lineup. This one will feature filthy local doom-purveyors Serpentine Path, who share members with Unearthly Trance...

In The Lab with Mick Jenkins

By Eric Diep Mick Jenkins has had a helluva year. After receiving a large response for his provocative single “Martyrs,” the Chicago MC impacted hip-hop with his latest mixtape, The Water[s], which displayed his poetic rhymes over sleek beats from OnGaud, High Klassified and more. It’s almost the end of 2014 and rap fans are […]

Watch Out! Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver: “Hard To Be An Outlaw” – David Letterman 12/17/2014

2 hours agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

It’s good to be David Letterman. Though his last show is set for May 20, 2015 he continues to showcase great music for quality and less commercial reasons. And why not? He’s the reigning late night king. And while it lasts it’s good to be the king. Texas music legends Willie Nelson and Billy Joe [...]

Brooklyn duo Hollands released debut LP (stream it), playing it in full at New Year's Eve show

by Bill Pearis Brooklynites John-Paul Norpoth and Jannina Norpoth make orch pop as Hollands. Having played around for a few years, Hollands released their string-laden debut album, Restless Youth, in November and fans of groups like Fanfarlo and Seabear should...

Analyzing Music No Longer Allowed

2 hours agoMusic / Classical : PostClassic

One of the things my Concord Sonata book is being criticized for is that all I do is analyze the music. Apparently I’m supposed to be bringing in multidisciplinary approaches: I dunno, historiography, reception history, gender studies. Musicology has moved on from the mere analysis of music, and by analyzing a piece I must be […]

Win a Led Zeppelin Prize Pack: Deluxe CD’s, T-Shirts, Bags & More!

  We’re giving away 4 sick prize packs to 4 very lucky Led Zeppelin fans! The Led Zeppelin I, II, III, IV, and Houses Of The Holy deluxe re-issues are now available for purchase at every awesome record shop in town: Criminal Records, Decatur CD, Mojo Vinyl, Wuxtry Records, and Wax N’ Facts! To celebrate, […]

Aaron Dessner co-curating Eaux Claires Music Festival w/ Justin Vernon, tickets on sale

Photo: Justin Vernon @ Osheaga 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts) As discussed, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is curating a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, WI called The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, which takes place...

Book Notes - Michael J Seidlinger "The Face of Any Other"

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, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Lady Gaga Recalls The Valuable Advice She Got From A 65-Year-Old Stripper

LadyGaga andTonyBennettappearedtogetheronTheTonightShow topromotetheircollaborationalbumandupcomingtour,andthankstoJimmyFallon’sprompting,TonyBennetttoldalovelystoryaboutthetimehegotadvicefromacabdriver.Apparentlythiscabbietoldhimthateversinceentertainersstartedusingmicrophones,everybody’saphony—becauserealperformersdon’tneedtousemicrophones.

Here’s Rich Homie Quan Singing ‘Silent Night’ And It’s Glorious

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Watch The Daily Show Defend Jay Z’s Honor After Fox News Smear

2 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, in the wake of the recent killer-cop fiascoes, New York governor Andrew Cuomo met with Jay Z to talk about criminal justice reform. Since then, conservative talking-head goobers like Sean Hannity have jumped on the meeting, bringing up Jay’s criminal past as if this would somehow invalidate the things he has to say [...]

GrandBuda – Esclavos Del Rey

2 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

We first caught a taste of GrandBuda‘s work when he played Fortune Sound Club’s Happy Ending Fridays having just released his remix for Drake’s “How Bout Now” with Chapel Sound’s Nick Wisdom, today he drops his EP Esclavos Del Rey. This EP is a clear breath of solid Canadian Hip-Hop, if the Kaytranada and Louie […]

Operators playing Baby's before Future Islands tour, then touring with The New Pornographers (updated dates)

Photo: Operators in Central Park in September (more by Amanda Hatfield) As discussed, Dan Boeckner's current band Operators are set to support the upcoming Future Islands tour, including the NYC shows on January 8 & 9 at Terminal 5....

Newswire: Madonna isn’t pleased that her new songs leaked

A very wise person once sang, “Music makes the people come together” but Madonna apparently does not like it when the people come together over a possible leak of her not-even-announced-yet new album. The 13 tracks that were released...Show More Summary

Ryan Adams Is Writing & Drawing His Own Comic Books Plus Recording A Soundtrack

2 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ryan Adams’ obsession with comic books is well documented, but not until this week did he reveal that he’s creating his own. Adams appeared on Marvel’s This Week In Marvel podcast this week, and as Consequence Of Sound points out, the singer-songwriter confirmed what his Twitter followers might have already discerned: He’s writing and illustrating [...]

Dan Deacon scores (and appears in) Adult Swim's latest "infomerical," 'Unedited Footage of a Bear' (watch)

Dan Deacon (right) takes notes in Adult Swim's latest "informercial" Adult Swim has released another oddity into its 4 AM "Infomercial" slot that unleashed "Too Many Cooks" and "In Search of Miracle Man." Titled "Unedited Footage of a Bear," it...

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