Vic Mensa Submits His Application For Superstardom At SXSW

By Chris DeVille / March 18, 2015
Vic Mensa's 2013 mixtape Innanetape was the kind of project that creeps up on you, gradually ingratiating itself over days and weeks. In the 17 months since, Mensa has kept gradually but unmistakably building a head of steam, showing he's every bit as fascinating as fellow Chicago upstart and longtime collaborator Chance The Rapper… More »

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Get SXSW Attendees To Rave About Vlad & The Putins, Cheez Wiz Khalifa, DJ Cialis, & Other Made-Up Acts

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 18, 2015
Every music festival emits an unnecessary air of pretension, but SXSW is probably the least easily mocked. No one's walking around in a bikini and furry boots (and if they are, I haven't seen them), and for the most part, Austin is crawling with industry folks, which makes Jimmy Kimmel punking attendees all the more… More »

Natalie Prass Embraces Her Rock Roots In SXSW Debut

By James Rettig / March 18, 2015
Natalie Prass' SXSW debut was absolutely packed. She was squeezed onto the inside stage at Austin's Cheer Up Charlie's late Tuesday night, and it became readily apparent that it was much too small a space for an artist who has picked up as many fans as she has over the past few months. But eve… More »

Leonard Cohen – “Never Gave Nobody Trouble”

By Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015
Leonard Cohen released his last studio album Popular Problems just a few months ago, but he's already released one live album since then, and now he's got another one ready to go. First came the massive live album/DVD set Live In Dublin. And later this spring, he'll release Can't Forget: A Souvenir OfMore »

The Week In Rap: The Great Drake/Kendrick Lamar Rivalry

By Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015
This year, the best story in rap -- and the best story in music, and maybe the best story in popular culture in general -- is the three-way dance that Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West have been dancing. They've all been throwing huge shadows over rap for years, and they're all entangled with one… More »

Madonna Albums From Worst To Best

By Mary von Aue / March 18, 2015
Throughout Madonna's four decade career, she's pissed off a lot of people. Backlash against Madonna has brought otherwise divergent groups to consensus, from Pope John Paul II to Planned Parenthood. As an artist, she has given us so many iterations of herself that she's been able to remain both relevant and agitating across generations. More »

AP Issues Correction Acknowledging Robert Durst Was Not In Limp Bizkit

By Peter Helman / March 17, 2015
On Saturday, Robert Durst -- millionaire real estate heir, subject of HBO's true crime miniseries The Jinx, and alleged murderer -- was arrested in New Orleans. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, no relation, remains at large. The Associated Press, however, isn't so sure about that. According to a report that went out Monday evening over… More »

Ryan Adams Announces Live At Carnegie Hall Album

By Peter Helman / March 17, 2015
Ryan Adams has announced a new live album, Ryan Adams: Live At Carnegie Hall, which -- as its title suggests -- compiles every song that Adams played during a two-night gig at Carnegie Hall in November. That comes out to a totally modest 42 tracks, including two previously unreleased songs, "This Is Where We Meet… More »

Wavves And Cloud Nothings Announce Joint Album No Life For Me

By Chris DeVille / March 17, 2015
We've known about Wavves and Cloud Nothings' collaborative album for about a year, and now we know it's actually coming out. Wavves posted what appears to be the album cover to Instagram and Twitter just now. It's called No Life For Me, and according to the text on the cover, Nathan Williams'… More »

James Murphy – “We Used To Dance”

By Peter Helman / March 17, 2015
Noah Baumbach's upcoming film While We're Young, due out 3/27, is about a couple of married, middle-aged creative types (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) whose lives are shaken up when they start hanging out with a pair of free-spirited young Brooklynites (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). Yes, that all sounds very Noah Baumbach-y. Fellow… More »

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