Jessie Jones – “Sugar Coated” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 28, 2015 - 9:57 am

Jessie Jones was once the frontwoman of the Burger Records-backed band Feeding People, who put out their debut on the So-Cal mainstay label in 2011 before signing to Innovative Leisure and releasing their final effort, Island Universe, in 2013. Jones has an intriguing, almost cinema-ready backstory: Supposedly raised a devout evangelical Christian, her love of… More »


Kembe X – “Hereditary (2 Bitches)” (Feat. Danny Brown)

By Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 9:53 am

Kembe X is a young rapper from Chicago who’s worked with people like Ab-Soul, and his new track “Hereditary (2 Bitches),” he extols the virtues of polygamy over a pretty, aqueous beat. That’s not why we’re posting the song, though. We’re posting it because Danny Brown shows up to breathe fire all over it. If… More »


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Lineup

By James Rettig / May 28, 2015 - 9:42 am

Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the lineup for the 10th anniversary of the festival, which will be held at Auditorium Shores in Austin from 11/6-11/8. Headliners include Jane’s Addiction (who will be performing Ritual de lo habitual in full), D’Angelo And The Vanguard, a full Wu-Tang Clan reunion, Venom, Gogol Bordello (performing Gypsy Punk),… More »


Hear Alternate Versions Of Jamie xx’s In Colour Tracks

By Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 9:30 am

Jamie xx’s gorgeous, incandescent solo debut In Colour comes out next week, and it’s the sort of album we’re going to be talking about for a while. He’s been working on the album for a long time, tinkering with different versions of the tracks that ended up on the album. And last night, he wa… More »


Watch Drake Do A New Freestyle In Detroit

By Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 9:06 am

Last night, Drake brought his Jungle tour with Future to the Palace Of Auburn Hills, the arena just outside Detroit. He took the opportunity to unveil a new “freestyle” — an a cappella verse that was absolutely not done off the dome. Instead, like so many Drake verses, it was a carefully worded rebuke to… More »


Tyler, The Creator Hints That Odd Future Are “No More”

By Tom Breihan / May 28, 2015 - 8:43 am

When Odd Future came onto the scene six years ago, the L.A. rap crew came off as a tight unit. Since then, the different members have grown into solo artists, and their paths seem to cross only incidentally. No Odd Future members guested on Tyler, The Creator’s new album Cherry Bomb or on Earl Sweatshirt’… More »


Watch Majical Cloudz Peform A New Song At FORM Arcosanti

By James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 10:38 pm

Hundred Waters held the second iteration of their FORM Festival this weekend in the eco-city of Arcosanti, located in the Arizona desert. Majical Cloudz were one of the many great acts on the lineup, and they brought along some new music to perform. The project has been relatively quiet since the release of 2013’s Impersonator,… More »


Riot Fest 2015 Lineups

By James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 9:52 pm

Riot Fest celebrated their 10th anniversary last year by having a bunch of bands play their essential albums in full. There doesn’t seem to be any similar shenanigans planned for this year’s fest, but they do have reliably extensive and decent lineups that pay special mind to their punk roots. Over the past few years,… More »


Bono Impersonator Gets To Sing Onstage With U2

By James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 6:55 pm

UPDATE: An attendee tells us the iPhone was part of the show. Fake Bono was directed by Bono to hold the phone, and it was broadcast on a venue screen that’s not visible in this video. As commenter Matthew points out, it’s still tacky, but not this guy’s fault. Mea culpa! More »


Status Ain’t Hood: The Meditative Chamber-Rap Of Dr. Yen Lo

By Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 5:33 pm

The classic sound of New York rap, the late-’80s/early-’90s style that we most often associate with the city, is based entirely around the drums, and on the way tough and haggard and stressed-out voices interact with those drums. DJ Premier is a legend not because he was an innovator — he wasn’t, not really –… More »


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