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Kendrick Lamar Is Ready For War

It's time to revisit that old question: Who is running rap? In a genre that thrives on competition, on subtle slights and internal gossip, the…
Tom Breihan | 12:11 pm

Sam Amidon – “Juma Mountain”

The experimental folk musician has built his career by covering and reshaping old songs, usually folk-music traditionals. But on his new album The Following Mountain,…
Tom Breihan | 12:09 pm

DC’s Fort Reno Concert Series Needs Money To Keep Going

For decades, the Washington, DC park Fort Reno has been bringing free, volunteer-run live shows to the city twice a week every summer. The Fort…
Tom Breihan | 11:11 am

Art School Jocks – “Just A Gwen”

Art School Jocks are a young Atlanta quartet whose sound is a sort of fizzy, deadpan DIY take on power-pop; the band themselves call it…
Tom Breihan | 10:53 am

Aldous Harding – “Imagining My Man” Video

The New Zealand singer/songwriter Aldous Harding makes inventive, atmospheric music that doesn't fit neatly into any genre designation, and she's just landed at 4AD, which…
Tom Breihan | 10:40 am

Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj – “Make Love” Video

Last month, Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj teamed up for the single "Make Love," which featured a Nicki verse that kicked the Nicki/Remy Ma feud
Tom Breihan | 10:20 am

Willie Nelson – “Old Timer” Video

Wizened country legend Willie Nelson is 83, and he continues to record and tour at a frightening clip. Next month, he'll release God's Problem Child,…
Tom Breihan | 9:54 am

The Classic Fests Announce Full Inaugural Lineup

After the success of Desert Trip, last year's enormous nostalgia-rock festival, we were bound to see copycats. And now we've got our first. As previously
Tom Breihan | 9:30 am

Helado Negro, Trey Pollard, Zombies’ “A Rose for Emily” Soundtrack S-Town Podcast

S-Town is the new prestige true-crime podcast from the producers of This American Life and Serial. It tells the story of a murder in the…
Tom Breihan | 9:14 am

Bob Dylan To Pick Up His Nobel Prize This Weekend, Avoid Stockholm Lecture

The long, strange saga of Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize is finally about to end, and Dylan has figured out a way to game…
Tom Breihan | 8:54 am

Aye Nako – “Nightcrawler” Video

Brooklyn DIY punks Aye Nako are getting ready to release their new album Silver Haze next week, and they've already shared their songs "Particle Mace"
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Mas Ysa – “Face”

A couple of years ago, Thomas Arsenault, the rootless singer and producer who records under the name Mas Ysa, pulled down an Album Of The…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Aimee Mann Mental Illness

In 1985, at the second annual MTV Video Music Awards, 'Til Tuesday, the new wave band that Aimee Mann formed when she was in college,…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 11:02 am

Watch Mavis Staples Cover The Band’s “The Weight” With Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeff Tweedy, Others

In Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, the classic 1978 concert movie documenting what was supposed to be the Band's final concert, Mavis Staples and her…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 10:36 am

M.I.A. Unveils Lineup For Her Meltdown Festival

Every year, London's Meltdown Festival brings in a major artist to curate and headline; in past years, heavyweights like David Bowie, Patti Smith, Ornette Coleman,…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 9:55 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

Maybe 15 years ago, this guy in Baltimore introduced me to a girl who I guess he was dating. And when she went to go get a drink at the bar or whatever, he whispered to me, all excited, that that was who The Glow, Pt. 2 was about. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Genevieve.
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
Selena had a hell of a lot more cultural impact than, say, Jeff Buckley did. He was the one I was including to be nice, not her.
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March 9, 2017 on The Notorious B.I.G. Died 20 Years Ago Today
Migos and Roc Marciano made great rap albums.
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March 8, 2017 on Don Q Is The New York Rap Hardass We Need
if you cannot get behind "my little midget bitch kick you in the dick," you will never appreciate rap music. it's like "dead in the middle of little italy, little did we know that we riddled two middlemen who didn't do diddly," except if stifler or cartman wrote it. it's magical.
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February 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Rosebudd’s Revenge
I'm talking about persona, numbnuts. He's presenting an image. That takes one.
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February 22, 2017 on The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain
Yeah, I stuck around long enough to see the mudstorm and then left to watch Redman. I remain convinced that this was the right decision.
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January 27, 2017 on “The Impression That I Get” Turns 20
what, you want him to wear some footie pajamas? he's on tv!
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January 26, 2017 on Watch Anderson .Paak & His Young Son Give A Delightful Ellen Performance
Is this former NXT Superstar Danny Burch?!? It's pretty fucked up that you got bounced out of the first round at the UK Championship tournament. Hope the back of your head healed up OK.
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January 25, 2017 on Fuck Slayer
I didn't think either of them was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
new bigbang album is out this week, but apparently t.o.p. has to start his mandatory military service right now, so the group is calling it quits.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
entirely true. also south korea is crawling with boy bands, so yes, that is a competitive title.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week