Franchises

Status Ain't Hood

Welcome To Rap’s Well-Connected Old-Man Era

It used to be a truism: Rap fans are fickle. Rap fans don't take care of their elder statesmen. Rap fans are only after what's…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2017 - 11:55 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: James Elkington Wintres Woma

Wintres Woma, the first solo album from the Chicago-based English guitarist James Elkington, opens with a display of raw technique that's enough to leave you…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 10:57 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We lost a rap legend this week way too soon. If you haven't read Tom's Status Ain't Hood column on Prodigy, take some time to…
Stereogum | June 23, 2017 - 3:56 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey what's up it's Gabriela subbing for Tom this week. How's it going? I'm gonna take this intro space to address the videos I did…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 23, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – June 2017

The Vision Festival is a totally unique event on the New York jazz scene. Every year, Patricia Nicholson-Parker (wife of bassist William Parker) and the…
Phil Freeman | June 23, 2017 - 10:49 am

The Week In Pop

In The Future, All Albums Will Be Produced By Jack Antonoff

A certain nervous tension arose when young New Zealand pop visionary Lorde announced that her new album Melodrama would be entirely co-produced by Jack Antonoff…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Sounding Board

LCD Soundsystem Continue To Preview American Dream At Second Brooklyn Residency

In case you missed it, LCD Soundsystem are playing a lot of shows at Brooklyn Steel this year. On the heels of their residency there…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2017 - 11:16 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Vince Staples Big Fish Theory

"We making future music. It's Afro-futurism. This is my Afro-futurism. There's no other kind." That was Vince Staples, talking to LA Weekly, describing his new…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2017 - 4:06 pm

Interview

Nick Hexum Addresses 311 Truther Rumors, Talks New Album

From dominating alternative radio to soundtracking your favorite movie about brain injury to chartering your incredibly specific cruise, 311 are nothing if not incredibly diverse.
raptor jesus | June 21, 2017 - 3:11 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Look What Prodigy Brought To The Table

Prodigy slumps in a musty easychair, sweaty and shirtless. The room is dark and dank. Candles burn. A skull sits in a pizza box next…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2017 - 10:40 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Young Thug Beautiful Thugger Girls

Twenty-five seconds into his new album Beautiful Thugger Girls, Young Thug lets it go. He's been singing over a faraway whistle and a lightly strummed…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2017 - 10:32 am

Sounding Board

Dylan Brings (Some Of) The Hits To Firefly

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. You might've noticed headlines recently looking back at Monterey, calling it the moment rock…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm

Sounding Board

Weezer’s Hit-Filled Firefly Set Was A Nearly Perfect Situation

Like many American festivals through the first half of 2017, Firefly's lineup has suffered this year. Whether it's over-saturation or simply artists' touring and album…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2017 - 2:02 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

What a week for great new music! The Lorde blessed us with Melodrama, Arcade Fire debuted "Creature Comfort," Hundredth's RARE is out, Young Thug dropped…
Stereogum | June 16, 2017 - 4:40 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It didn't make this week's list, but I'd like to give a shout out to Selena Gomez's deeply ridiculous "Bad Liar" video. I like that…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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