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Music Review: Pitbull - Climate Change

C limate Change is an album about nothing. It hears nothing, speaks nothing, and sees nothing. It could be about partying, but even that subject is given such perfunctory treatment that what's left hardly rewards participation. It exists simply because it does.

Listen: 99Jakes - Stairs Descending Into Heaven

What joy what fun what the what what, like, getting home from school each day by 4pm and watching Yu-Gi-Oh!, religiously, at 4:30pm and falling for Joey but keeping a piece of my heart closed for Kaiba while tapping at the fat, plastic...Show More Summary

Listen: Patrick Shiroishi - Niño Pequeño y Hombre Gordo

WEIRD CRY RECORDS is back in they's music exploration grind in 2017 with Patrick Shiroishi's Niño Pequeño y Hombre Gordo. Right now, I'm sitting in a quiet, post-4/20 apartment setting with my wife asleep in the other room, and NiñoShow More Summary

Wren Kitz announces new album “Dancing on Soda Lake,” unveils new single “Haunted Hole”

If you think about it, all the best things are always "Vermont-based." I mean, come on: Teddy bears? Covered fucking bridges? World-class Ski resorts? The famous Lake Champlain Maritime Museum? BERNIE SANDERS??? (yeah, no, don't worry: it's still hip to keep mentioning him)...the list could pretty much go on forever. Show More Summary

Premiere: Ian William Craig - “Live at Casa Deebs”

I know, I know: We already done-told you about how, on May 5, licensed and board-certified Canadian "Sound-Whisperer" Ian William Craig will be releasing his newest work Slow Vessels, an "album-length EP" which "both extends and radically reprises" six of the tracks featured on last July's <

Discogs continues the development of gear-centered Gearogs site, launches marketplace

Not sure of the "exact" timeline here, but since at least the time of J.S. Bach, Discogs has been hard-at-work building a comprehensive music catalog and marketplace...But come on now; are we going to act like it's difficult to establish an online database that contains info on 10 million music releases, without neglecting format or reissues? Psssht!

What's going on Wednesday?

Tonight's NYC-area shows include The New Pornographers, Diana Ross, Split Single, Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds, Juliana Hatfield, 21 Savage/Young M.A., and more. Continue reading…

Music Review: Diamanda Galás - All the Way / At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem

Diamanda Galás All the Way / At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem [Intravenal Sound Operations; 2017] Rating: 4/5 “Thus the dark, mysterious, oriental strain of the Greek character is linked to the feminine through the art of lament. As a sort of stylized lament, the amanes is associated, in the Greek tradition, with the female voice. Show More Summary

Gorillaz played 'Humanz' in full w/ special guests @ Rough Trade (pics, video, setlist, review)

It was not your typical Gorillaz show in more ways than one. The most obvious was that it was happening at Rough Trade, a small venue whose floor space is probably smaller than most of the stages the band usually play... Continue reading…

Watch Warpaint Perform “Whiteout” on “Ellen”

Warpaint were the musical guests on yesterday’s episode of “Ellen.” The band performed “Whiteout” from 2016’s Heads Up. Ellen DeGeneres professed that she loves Warpaint and their new album during her introduction of the performance....Show More Summary

Music Review: Pitbull - Climate Change

Pitbull Climate Change [RCA/Polo Grounds/Mr. 305; 2017] Rating: 0.5/5 C limate Change is an album about nothing. It hears nothing, speaks nothing, and sees nothing. It could be about partying, but even that subject is given such perfunctory treatment that what’s left hardly rewards participation. Show More Summary

John Cale Enlists the Kills, Clinic, Wild Beasts, More for The Velvet Underground & Nico 50th Anniversary Show

Back in October, John Cale announced a special European show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground’s classic debut album. The show will take place May 26 at Liverpool Waters, Clarence Dock–an open-air stage in Liverpool,...Show More Summary

Radiohead, Bon Iver, Run the Jewels, More Nominated at 2017 A2IM Libera Awards

The A2IM Libera Awards have announce this year’s nominees: Radiohead, Run the Jewels, Bonobo, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard lead the field, Billboard reports. The award show is held by the American Association of Independent Music—an organization representing independent labels—and recognizes achievements in independent music. Show More Summary

Summer Jam 2017 lineup: Migos, Joey Badass, Young MA, Jidenna, more

Also: Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Desiigner, DJ Khaled, French Montana, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M., Faith Evans (paying tribute to Biggie), and more. Continue reading…

WFMU Record Fair is this weekend: live music & film schedule ++ $2 off admission

It's a busy month for crate-diggers in NYC. Last weekend was Record Store Day and this weekend is the WFMU Record Fair which happens Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30 at Brooklyn Expo Center in Williamsburg. Get $2 off admission... Continue reading…

Hot 97 Summer Jam 2017 Lineup: Migos, Lil Yachty, DJ Khaled, D.R.A.M, More

Migos, DJ Khaled, Joey Bada$$, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Desiigner, Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M, French Montana, and Young M.A are just some of the names performing at the Hot 97 Summer Jam this year. The one-day event takes place June 11 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Show More Summary

Listen to Odesza’s New Song “Late Night”

After sharing a new track earlier today called “Line of Sight,” Odesza have released another new single. Listen to “Late Night” below. The new songs mark the first new music from the electronic-leaning duo in over 18 months. Odesza’s...Show More Summary

Iggy Pop Guest Designs Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story Magazine

Iggy Pop has guest designed the Spring 2017 issue of Zoetrope: All-Story, the literary and art quarterly founded by Francis Ford Coppola. The collection features original artwork from Iggy, as well as items from his collection. In a note to readers, Iggy writes, “Here are my treasures, and my companions. Show More Summary

Mark Lanegan shares "Beehive" video from new LP, announces U.S tour

Mark Lanegan's new album, 'Gargoyle,' is out this week (4/28) via Heavenly and he has just announced a late summer tour... Continue reading…

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