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Rapper Phora Wounded In Highway Shooting [VIDEO]

Underground rapper Phora was shot and wounded while he was driving on the 210 Freeway in California on Tuesday night (Aug. 25). The 22-year-old rhymer was driving home with his girlfriend in the car when an unknown gunman in another vehicle open fire. Continue reading…

Equal – Shakedown (feat. Seja)

New York producer Equal follows up his 2013 ‘leisure funk’ single “Lost In The Evening” with “Shakedown,” a retro disco fever inducing track featuring vocals from Brisbane singer Seja. “‘Shakedown’ is the product of good friends getting loose on a hot summers night,” Equal says of the making of the track. “There was no end […]

Trump Is The New Hit Single

The biggest story of the year is the failure of Re/code to go it alone. With the number one tech reporter on board, and a plethora of backup, it turned out no one cared, that the “Wall Street Journal” was the brand, and no one had the time, interest or inclination to go elsewhere. This […] The post Trump Is The New Hit Single appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

the Men playing CMJ w/ Destruction Unit, headlining Acheron, opening for Ty Segall's FUZZ (dates)

photo: The Men @ Cake Shop in May (more by Jena Cumbo) After taking some time off, Brooklyn's The Men appear to be back in action. No word on any new recordings but they will be playing some shows this...

Newswire: Tyler, The Creator has been banned from the U.K. over old lyrics

As reported by Rolling Stone, Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator has been banned from entering the United Kingdom for several years, forcing him to cancel a handful of upcoming shows. Tyler announced the news himself on Twitter, blaming...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Bruce Springsteen goes deep into the creation of Born To Run

To help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen’s magnum opus Born To Run, Rolling Stone has posted a previously unpublished excerpt from an interview conducted back in 2005 with the man himself. The reflective...Show More Summary

My Bet With Sinéad O’Connor

When Sinéad O’Connor unloaded on Rolling Stone for putting Kim Kardashian on the cover last month, she was widely applauded. Here was an old-fashioned, says-what’s-on-her-mind rock star asserting her right to be outrageous. Good for her. But as I read O’Connor’s Facebook diatribe, I couldn’t help feel a flutter of sympathy for the magazine. Show More Summary

ATL Insider: Plan A Night At The Fox Theatre

One of the oldest and most beautiful venues in Atlanta, The Fox Theatre is one of our favorite places to see a show (or a movie, or play, or anything really). With its starry sky ceiling and beautifully ornamented walls, it’s a magical place that also happens to have fantastic acoustics. Whether you’re getting ready […]

Happy Birthday, Mario!

If you grew up in the early 2000s, chances are that you heard "Just a Friend 2002" so much that you got sick of it. Your reward for surviving the song was that you got to hear its follow-up also played to death. Mario was a star. The singer turns 29 years old today (Aug. 27). Continue reading…

Fervent new musical “October Sky” rockets straight to the heart

"October Sky," the world premiere musical that rocketed straight into the hearts of Wednesday's opening night audience at the Marriott Theatre, tells a story that is familiar in many ways. Like Elton John's "Billy Elliot" and Sting's...Show More Summary

Film Review: Digging for Fire (Dir. Joe Swanberg)

Digging for Fire Dir. Joe Swanberg [The Orchard; 2015] by 80s Tom Hanks Rating: When Tim (Jake Johnson, also co-writer) discovers a rusty gun and what must be a human bone in the backyard, what must it mean? Is it a sign of a waningShow More Summary

BROCKHAMPTON “Dirt” Out Now

“BROCKHAMPTON is not another rap collective nor do they aim to be. They are The All American Boy Band and they want the world to take note.” So declares Kevin Abstract, JOBA, Ameer Vann, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Rodney Tenor, and Merlyn Wood, straight outta San Marcos, Texas. They came together as BROCKHAMPTON on New […]

Pop Music, Teenage Girls and the Legitimacy of Fandom

Photo via InstagramThere is no greater cultural crime a young girl can commit than loving pop music without apology. Forever marginalized as the screaming, crying Beatlemaniac, Directioner, or Swiftie, teen girl fandom in 2015 is more powerful and worthy of our respect than ever. Show More Summary

Zola Jesus Experiences Sensory Deprivation in "Nail" Video

Zola Jesus  has shared a video for her  Taiga  single "Nail". Directed by frequent collaborator Jacqueline Castel,  the clip sees Zola Jesus (Nika Roza Danilova) performing the song in the claustrophobic confines of a sensory deprivation bed. In addition to the video, she's also announced a fall tour that includes dates in the Midwest and Europe. Show More Summary

HEALTH's 'Death Magic', Reviewed

The noisemongering L.A. act HEALTH has, historically, not brought out the best in music critics. Reviews of Get Color and the band’s two remix records, both titled Disco, seem to have practically written themselves; there is probably no place in contemporary music criticism can one more dependably... Continue reading

Album Review: The Atom Age – ‘Hot Shame’

“This ain’t the place to be” belts out frontman Peter Niven at the very start of “It’s A Mess,” the opening track of the Atom Age’s latest album Hot Shame. He’s only slightly wrong in his sentiment, as the band has crafted a solid collection...Show More Summary

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