Watch Dave Grohl Play Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Blowout From A Giant Motorized Throne

By Peter Helman / July 5, 2015 - 11:43 am

Dave Grohl broke his leg during a gig in Sweden last month, and although he managed to tough it out like a champ and finish the show, the Foo Fighters were forced to cancel all of their upcoming tour dates in Europe, including a headlining set at Glastonbury. Fortunately, Dave Grohl made it out to… More »


Watch Tweedy Play CBS This Morning

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Tweedy, the father-son duo of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and 19-year-old drummer Spencer Tweedy, released their debut album Sukierae last year. Today, they appeared on CBS This Morning to perform Sukierae singles “Wait For Love” and “Low Key,” and the two also sat down for an interview with Anthony Mason. Watch both performances and the full… More »


Jay Rock – “Gumbo”

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Jay Rock sometimes gets overshadowed by his more famous Black Hippy peers Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, but it looks like he might get his turn in the spotlight again soon. There’s still no official word on when his next album might be coming, but he’s been dropping a whole bunch of very good… More »


Miguel – Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love And Let It Kill You Short Film

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Miguel just released his really good new psychedelic R&B album Wildheart, and he’s already given us a sexy video for its sexy lead single “Coffee.” Now he’s put together a 13-minute short film called Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love And Let It Kill You, which is basically one extra-long and extra-sexy music video… More »


Download Wilco’s First-Ever All Acoustic Show From Solid Sound 2015

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Wilco’s biennial three-day Solid Sound Festival just kicked off last Friday. Two years ago, they performed a set of fan-requested covers, and this year they performed their first-ever all-acoustic show. Check out the full setlist and listen to “Hesitating Beauty” below, which Jeff Tweedy said was “so much nicer” to sing “now that everyone ca… More »


Stream Lil Wayne FWA (Free Weezy Album)

By Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 11:40 am

As promised, Lil Wayne has released FWA, formerly known as The Free Weezy Album, on the 4th of July. Leading off with previously released single “Glory,” the record also features Jeezy, Cory Gunz, Euro, and Wiz Khalifa, and a whole bunch of people contribute production. After falling out with Cash Money Records, Weezy is releasing… More »


The Chemical Brothers – “EML Ritual” (Feat. Ali Love)

By Peter Helman / July 3, 2015 - 8:07 pm

The Chemical Brothers’ debut album just turned 20 years old a week ago, and the duo are currently gearing up to release Born In The Echoes, their first LP in five years. We’ve already heard “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted,” the Q-Tip-featuring “Go,” and St. Vincent collab “Under Neon Lights,” and now they’ve just shared… More »


Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / July 3, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Tomorrow we’re gonna recognize the 239th anniversary of America’s independence and the 10th anniversary of Sufjan Stevens’ epic independent LP Illinois. In honor of the day, Hrishikesh Hirway of the great music podcast Song Exploder asked me and a few dozen writers and entertainers (including Jim James, Matt Berninger, Nick Zammuto, Will Butler, and other… More »


Streaming Music Now More Expensive For Chicagoans

By Peter Helman / July 3, 2015 - 3:06 pm

If you live in Chicago and you’re paying for a subscription to any music, TV, or movie streaming service, well, now you’ll have to pay a little more for that subscription — nine percent more, to be exact. As The Chicago Tribune reports, Chicago’s Finance Department just voted on Wednesday to extend the city’s amusement… More »


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / July 3, 2015 - 2:40 pm

The week began on, like, Tuesday with the launch of Apple Music and it pretty much ended on Thursday because of the three-day weekend, and frankly, not a whole hell of a lot happened in between. It kinda felt like everyone besides Trent Reznor took the week off and nobody even bothered to release any… More »


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