A Kanye-Worn Pair Of Yeezys Is Going For $75k

By Peter Helman / August 3, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Today in “stupidly expensive things” news, sneaker consignment shop the Heat Check is offering up a pair of Nike Air Yeezy prototypes worn by Kanye himself at the 2008 Grammy Awards, as Kicks On Fire points out. The size 12s will only set you back a paltry $75,000, and they’ll even throw in a special… More »

Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale Are Getting Divorced

By Peter Helman / August 3, 2015 - 8:30 pm

Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years, former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, citing irreconcilable differences. As TMZ reports, both musicians are seeking joint custody of their three sons — 9 year-old Kingston, 6-year old Zuma, and 1-year-old Apollo. In a joint statement, Stefani and Rossdale said, “While the two of… More »

Generation X Ages Out Of Lollapalooza

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / August 3, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Lollapalooza is one of the longest-running music festivals of its nature, and the original touring iteration was one of the defining events of Generation X. But it seems the now-stationary Lolla is leaving that demographic behind rather than growing up along with it. The stats don’t lie: Lolla has become less and less popular amongst… More »

Watch Pre-Fame Miguel Sing An Unreleased Song In Unearthed 2008 Doc Crazy Enough

By Caitlin White / August 3, 2015 - 5:21 pm

If you want to know what it’s like to watch Miguel perform live during the very peak of his current WILDHEART era, read a great review of his show at Terminal 5 last night here. But if you’re more interested in the man behind the myth — aka Miguel seven years ago — then check… More »

Ashley Monroe – “Pink Houses” (John Mellencamp Cover)

By Caitlin White / August 3, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Ashley Monroe’s excellent new album The Blade — which serves as something close to her sophomore record — is out now. Following up 2013’s critically-acclaimed Like A Rose, this new record showcases Monroe’s ability to honor country’s disparate past, from bluegrass and honky-tonk to gut-wrenching ballads like the title track. Today, she’s shared a renditio… More »

Thurston Moore Broke Up Chelsea Light Moving Because Crazy Sonic Youth Fans Wouldn’t Stop Bothering Him In Small Venues

By Chris DeVille / August 3, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Thurston Moore’s first musical project after the end of Sonic Youth was Chelsea Light Moving, an experimental rock supergroup that released one self-titled album in early 2013. Ever since that album cycle wound down, though, Moore has mostly been releasing music under his own name. There’s been one small release with Caught On Tape, hi… More »

Photos: Pickathon 2015

By Stereogum / August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey, Ryley Walker, Meatbodies, and a slew of other acts. Kamasi Washington blew the crowd away, and Shabazz Palaces’ set was tighter than ever. Photographer Colin McLaughlin captured some of the… More »

D.R.A.M. – “$” (Feat. Donnie Trumpet)

By Tom Breihan / August 3, 2015 - 2:16 pm

The Virginia sing-rapper D.R.A.M. released his #1Epic EP way the hell back in March, and his song “Cha Cha” has blown the hell up since then. Just last weekend, Drake used the track as the basis for his “Hotline Bling.” And D.R.A.M. also had a memorable appearance on Surf, the new album from Donnie Trumpet… More »

CeeLo Apologizes For Rape Tweets, Almost Called His New Album Girl Power

By Caitlin White / August 3, 2015 - 2:13 pm

CeeLo Green has a new album coming this fall called Heart Blanche; it was preceded by initial single “Robin Williams.” As Green begins to ramp up his press in advance of the album’s release, he continues to face questions about pleading no contest to the felony of drugging a woman against her knowledge, and hi… More »

Kevin Gates – “Tomorrow”

By Tom Breihan / August 3, 2015 - 1:58 pm

When he wants to be, Baton Rouge’s Kevin Gates is one of the best rappers in the world. And while Gates’ new single “Tomorrow” isn’t necessarily his best, we do hear flashes of that in there. It’s a hard-as-fuck street song that’s delivered entirely in a sweetly bluesy singsong, and that’s not exactly the sort… More »

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