Fans With Parquet Courts Tattoos Get Free Concerts For Life

By Caitlin White / March 25, 2015
If you have chosen to emblazon your body with a tattoo in tribute to Brooklyn indie-rock mainstays Parquet Courts, then good news! Your decision will earn you free admission to Parquet Courts concerts for life. The band members explain in a recent post on their website:… More »

Watch Brandon Flowers Perform Three New Songs And Cover Robert Palmer In Las Vegas

By Chris DeVille / March 25, 2015
Earlier this week Killers frontman Brandon Flowers debuted his new single "Can't Deny My Love" and took it to The Tonight Show. Before all that, he played a gig at Bunkhouse Saloon in his hometown of Las Vegas, where he performed other material from his new solo album The Desired Effect. For… More »

The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness

By Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015
Not that long ago, major recording companies employed whole offices full of people whose whole purpose was to shape and mold rappers, to turn them into hitmakers. Maybe those people still exist. Maybe they're up late at night, trying to figure out how to make Kid Ink happen. But the big labels, for the most… More »

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Tops The Album Charts

By James Rettig / March 25, 2015
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly has come in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. The album -- which was officially released (with some snafus) on 3/15 -- comes in with 363,000 equivalent album sales (actual sales + streaming) over the past week. It's the second-largest sales week this year after Drake'… More »

Toro Y Moi – “Run Baby Run”

By Caitlin White / March 25, 2015
Toro Y Moi is probably the most successful artist as far as leaving behind the pigeonhole of chillwave and continuing to make music on his own terms. For his latest album What For? Chaz Bundick has released the power pop anthem "Empty Nesters" and the retro funk jam "Buffalo." His latest, "Run Baby… More »

QT – “Hey QT” Video

By Chris DeVille / March 25, 2015
One of the most momentous occasions of PC Music's SXSW showcase was a rare US appearance from QT, the pop star/soft drink manufacturer/elaborate conceptual art project starring Quinn Thomas (aka Hayden Dunham) backed by SOPHIE and A.G. Cook. So far QT has only released one single, "Hey QT," and her showcase appearance… More »

Watch Action Bronson Throw A Fan Offstage In NYC

By Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015
Earlier this week, Action Bronson released his proper major-label debut Mr. Wonderful. And last night, he played a record-release show at the notoriously awful New York venue Terminal 5. As Bronson and Party Supplies were performing "Amadu Diablo," their freestyle over Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason," a bro got onstage. Bronson immediately… More »

Watch Modest Mouse Perform “Be Brave” As The First Musical Guests On The Late Late Show With James Corden

By James Rettig / March 25, 2015
Modest Mouse were the first musical guests on the new Late Late Show With James Corden, which got its start at the beginning of the week. The band performed Strangers To Ourselves track "Be Brave," and the nine-member band and their intricate setup certainly gave the new stage and sound system a proper workout. More »

Lollapalooza 2015 Lineup

By James Rettig / March 25, 2015
Lollapalooza has announced its lineup for this year. The Chicago-based festival will be headlined by Paul McCartney (his first appearance at Lolla), Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, and the Weeknd. Among the 130+ other artists scheduled, there's Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Brand New, TV On The Radio, Gary Clark Jr.,… More »

Singles Band Citizen Dick Is Getting An Official Release For Record Store Day

By James Rettig / March 24, 2015
Citizen Dick, the fictional grunge band featured in Cameron Crowe's 1992 film Singles, is getting a 7-inch release for Record Store Day. The vinyl will feature "Touch Me I'm Dick" -- the full version of which surfaced a few years ago -- on the A-side and an etching of a quote from the film… More »

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