St. Vincent Allegedly Destroyed Chilean Artist’s Paintings With “Knives And Violence”

By Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015
On Saturday, St. Vincent played the Chilean edition of the Lollapalooza festival. And when she was there, she got herself into some trouble, allegedly because she destroyed paintings that were in the dressing room. The paintings in question were the work of the Chilean artist Constanza Ragal Chaigneau, and as MTV points out, More »


The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

By Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015
It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned rising country star -- makes the connection explicit, morphing his own melancholy bro-country chestnut "Single For The Summer" into a cover of Drake's drunk-dial lament "Marvins Room" during live… More »


Rihanna – “As Real As You And Me” & “Dancing In The Dark”

By Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015
Rihanna plays one of the lead voice-acting roles in the new E.T.-esque Dreamworks animated movie Home, and she's also got a whole mess of songs on its soundtrack album. We've already heard the single "Towards The Sun," which sounds like what happens when Rihanna tries to make a Florence + The Machine song. And… More »


Viet Cong Played With A One-Armed Drummer At SXSW, Still Kicked Ass

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 19, 2015
Viet Cong's self-titled debut is the kind of album that makes references to certain musical epochs without confining itself to their particular genre conventions. The jangling sounds of a 12-string guitar easily lend themselves to psych sensibilities, but all of that meticulous melody is counteracted by hardened synths and a vacuum-sealed rhythm section, making Viet… More »


Marvin Gaye’s Family Now Wants Money From T.I., Too

By Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015
Hey, remember that part in "Got To Give It Up" where Marvin Gaye sang that he would never pull a Pharcyde and let you pass him by? Or that your last guy doesn't smack your ass and pull your hair like that? No? That's because they didn't happen. Last week, a jury awarded MarvinMore »


Read An Open Letter From Marvin Gaye’s Children On The “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit

By Peter Helman / March 18, 2015
On March 10, a jury decided that the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams hit "Blurred Lines" is similar enough to Marvin Gaye's 1977 single "Got To Give It Up" to constitute copyright infringement. The Gaye family is being awarded $7.3 million in damages, and they're filing an injunction to halt all sales of "Blurred… More »


Who’s Who On Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

By Nate Patrin / March 18, 2015
Even after less than a week's worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to help him figure out who has his back. Kendrick's focus on working his post-fame nerves from every angle -- self-awareness, self-doubt, self-centeredness, self-love -- pushes back against the… More »


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 »


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