It's Governors Ball weekend, three days and nights when the epicenter of NYC's music scene relocates from Brooklyn to Randall's Island. This year's lineup is stacked: the Strokes, Jack White, Vampire…   Read Story »
This week's Shut Up, Dude comes a little later than usual, but I have a good excuse. I'm at Napa Valley's BottleRock ("The strangest festival lineup of 2014?" -Stereogum) to find out what happens…   Read Story »
Sorry for the delay on this, guys. It's like 3AM here. Really epic night, though. Lana did three songs and the escargot is like, the G.O.A.T. escargot. My table is me, Bret Easton Ellis, Andre Leon…   Read Story »
This week the Black Keys and Lily Allen were in NYC to promote their latest albums. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney stopped by SNL, Letterman, and Colbert, and might end up with next week's #1 album…   Read Story »
No intro today, you guys. But I think Ed Droste sums up the week pretty well: props to those in twitter beefs, they seem horrifyingly scary to me to be embroiled in, but great entertainment for…   Read Story »
I walked by Barclays Center earlier tonight and saw some kids outside with lint rollers. Take that, Canada! Not that I don't appreciate the levity; it was a rough week. DJ Rashad and DJ E-Z Rock…   Read Story »
In case you missed the last five days: it was Britpop Week on Stereogum. We celebrated the 20th anniversaries of His 'N' Hers and Parklife, released a week apart in the spring of '94. We also…   Read Story »
Anyone excited for Record Store Day? I'm in line outside NYC's Other Music* right now and in 14 hours that glow-in-the-dark Ray Parker, Jr. 10" is mine. You can check out the full list of…   Read Story »
There was a point during last night's minimally audacious Rock & Roll ceremony -- maybe halfway through the E Street Band's interminable shoutouts -- when I remarked to the guy from Billboard that…   Read Story »
We started off this week with news from Ultra Music Festival, which sounded like a bit of a disaster. Hopefully vibes are more mellow at next weekend's Coachella (don't forget your Hydroxycut). Hot…   Read Story »