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Future to tour the world on The Future Hndrxx Tour

In 2017, the presence of Future is near-ubiquitous. Check the charts: Future. Turn on the radio: Future. Watch Ellen: Future. Go to bed: wake up to Future. Open your refrigerator: What are you doing, get your foot out of the potato salad, Future!

Gilbert to Hamburg

Alan Gilbert, whose tenure as the music director of the NY Philharmonic just ended, has a new appointment: he will be the music director of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, starting in the fall of 2019. He was their principal guest...Show More Summary

Listen: Secret Colors - “Now And Then And When”

I am 24 years old standing on a nondescript beach on the coast of South Carolina. It's nighttime. The ocean bounces moonlight off its surface, and I watch the ripples of light with a sottish grin. I look down. Sea foam covers my feet, tickling my heels with a yellowish-white glow as they sink deeper into the smooth, mirror-like sand. Show More Summary

Oakland Friday Photo

Avocado toasts May, 2017 Caused a sensation on Twitter. Good thing I already have a house. Of course, they are homemade avocado toasts and didn't cost $19.

Bill Orcutt destandardizes the standards on solo electric album, premieres video for “The World Without Me”

Far be it from me to complain about the uncomplainable (no, I'm not talking about meth), but when did bombardment-by-abhorrent-cover-version become standard practice in supermarkets? Nickelback doing Queen, Nickelback doing Metallica,...Show More Summary

Listen: você é um sampler humano - três peças p/ sample de temer?/?afrohouse?/?808

Similar to the Sun Araw, Swan Meat and Chino Amobi types that've been scope the sensitive levels in 2017, você é um sampler humano follows in a Portuguese sync with the newest digital release by problemas dos outros, três peças p/ sample de temer?/?afrohouse?/?808. Show More Summary

The Afghan Whigs to ride or die to a town near you this fall

Are you ready to Whig out? Do you get my joke? Well, either way, The Afghan Whigs — a "rock and roll band from Cincinnati" — are touring the country again in support of new record In Spades, which came out back on May 5. The 28-cityShow More Summary

Music Review: Laurel Halo - Dust

"My sound is probably a matter of simultaneously having that no-mind mentality, that floating in the ether quality, while still having an amount of soul and a certain amount of emotion — without venturing too far into either territory. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: Songs about pockets - there’s gotta be some out there

Challenge accepted. There were actually hundreds of them, but I decided 20 was enough. There's only so many songs about pockets you can listen to before it gets tiring! 01. Coast Modern - "Pockets Full Of No" 02. Natalie Royal - "Pockets" 03. Show More Summary

Listen: Carlos Casas - “Triune God” (excerpt)

Self is still terrifying, y'all. More-or-less a column on MS Excel. In rows of [howevermany]: real words, tendons grip, portmanteaus, and onamonapias. You are nowhere. There will never be a soul to satisfy help. Nobody will ever pump your blood. Show More Summary

Xiu Xiu announce more North American tour dates

Even though the Jamie Stewart-led project has been around more or less consistently for roughly 15 years now, these last couple of years have felt like a Xiu Xiu renaissance; and I personally look forward to watching the general public become increasingly squeamish as Xiu Xiu (both musically and as people) reach an unprecedented peak of international prominence.

[Premiere] Feel Freeze – Give Me Your Heart (O/RIOH Remix) (video)

Copenhagen-based producer O/RIOH with a hauntingly beautiful electronica remix of the track “Give Me Your Heart” from fellow Danes in duo Feel Freeze. “‘Give Me Your Heart’ is about love on several levels. First of all, the song is about falling deeply in love without looking back. It is a song about that moment where […]

[Premiere] Sau Poler – Dribble EP (stream)

Sau Poler is another addition to a line of amazing Barcelona-based producers/djs, he’s kicking off summer by self- releasing a football-inspired 3-track EP “Dribble” which drops on June 23rd, right after the solstice. The EP is three groovy tracks that dribbles between deep house and Balearic. “The Dribble EP is an ode of 3 club […]

Candye Kane White Trash Woman

9 hours agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Candye Kane White Trash Woman Ruf Records If blues is, as some describe it, “grown-up music, then Candye Kane’s emergence as a blues diva is not far removed from her earlier career in the adult entertainment business. But while her background...Show More Summary

Music Review: On Melodrama, Lorde throws a party for all of our messy selves

“She’s so melodramatic.” It’s an insult nearly every young woman has had lobbed at her, anytime she’s dared cross the heavily policed gates of emotional regulation. Many times it’s even directed to women by other women as a way to devalue feelings, which should always be minimized and neatly packaged when expressed, if expressed at all. Show More Summary

Music Review: Vince Staples drops his second straight classic

You don’t want to write about Vince Staples. Few modern musicians have made playing with the press such an essential part of their appeal. There is, on the one hand, his endless trolling: sardonic tweets about American Apparel and 3Show More Summary

For Our Consideration: That’s enough, computer: 76 rejected OK Computer think-pieces

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s OK Computer, a landmark album that has already been feted with an expansive new reissue, as well as numerous new articles about the album’s lingering impact—particularly its prescient...Show More Summary

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