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For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country i… More »

If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week’s best video still… More »

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

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Charli XCX & Bleachers Cancel US Tour

Since the first leg finished up in Columbus, I attended Charli XCX and Bleachers' Charli & Jack Do America Tour. They both put on a…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 5:48 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Sing The Previously Unreleased “Mow That Lawn” In Finland

Last year, Charli XCX was working on a raw, aggressive, new wave-y punk album in Sweden. That ended up getting shelved in favor of the…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you…
Stereogum | June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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Watch Charli XCX & Jack Antonoff “Doing It” On TODAY

I once went to one of the TODAY show's free outdoor morning shows in New York, mostly because it seemed like a thing to write…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Sing “Boom Clap” With Nile Rodgers In NYC

Yet another new streaming music service called MixRadio launched in NYC last night, and Charli XCX was there to sing a stripped-down, busker-style "Boom Clap"…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 11:37 am
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Hear SOPHIE Debut Three Charli XCX Collaborations At POP CUBE

The highlight of SOPHIE's night-closing set at PC Music's POP CUBE event, which was part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, over the weekend…
James Rettig | May 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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Giorgio Moroder – “Diamonds” (Feat. Charli XCX)

Giorgio Moroder's big comeback looks like it's shaping up to be quite an album. We've already heard massive 74 Is The New 24 contributions from…
James Rettig | May 4, 2015 - 8:47 am
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Watch Carmada Play “On Fire” With Charli XCX On Triple J

Carmada are an Australian dance duo who are making some noise out in the world with their single "On Fire." And in a recent live-in-studio…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 9:18 am

Charli XCX & Bleachers Announce Charli & Jack Do America Tour

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff's Bleachers each siphon dark-tinged but eminently likable pop-rock from the never-ending '80s, and they've already proved their compatibility when they…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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Britney Spears Will Cover Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” On Giorgio Moroder’s Déjà Vu

Giorgio Moroder might be 74, but following a huge guest appearance on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, he's back in the game with a vengeance.
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 11:18 am
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Ty Dolla $ign – “Drop That Kitty” (Feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe) Video

Ty Dolla $ign has released a video for his single "Drop That Kitty," featuring guest performers Tinashe and Charli XCX. Considering the fact that Charli…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Watch Charli XCX Do “Famous” And “Drop That Kitty” With Ty Dolla $ign & Tinashe At The MTV Movie Awards

Last night, Charli XCX performance at the MTV Movie Awards for the first time. She started off with her new Sucker single "Famous," and looked…
James Rettig | April 13, 2015 - 8:16 am

Preview Major Lazer’s TV Series Which Will Feature Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, & RiFF RAFF

Coinciding with the release of their third album Peace Is The Mission, EDM-dancehall purveyors Major Lazer are getting their own TV show through FXX's new…
Caitlin White | April 1, 2015 - 10:02 am

Charli XCX – “Famous” Video (Dir. Eric Wareheim)

Charli XCX's video for the new wave banger "Famous" is part of the new slew of clips being released today as part of the YouTube…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm
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YouTube Music Awards Returning With New Videos From Charli XCX, Migos, Shamir

On 3/23, YouTube will drop 15 exclusive new videos from artists of varying levels of notoriety, among them Migos, Charli XCX, Shamir, Cahoots, Ed Sheeran,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 2, 2015 - 10:31 am

Ty Dolla $ign – “Drop That Kitty” (Feat. Charli XCX & Tinashe)

Ty Dolla $ign recruited Charli XCX and Tinashe -- two of the biggest up-and-comers in the game -- for his new single, "Drop That Kitty."…
James Rettig | February 17, 2015 - 9:01 am
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Hear Charli XCX & Questlove’s Cover Of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” In New Target Ad

Charli XCX and Questlove have teamed up for a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" that's featured in a new ad…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 6:38 pm
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Watch Charli XCX Sing “Doing It” On Graham Norton

It would have been amazing if Charli XCX performed at the Grammys this year. Unfortunately, that didn't happen (maybe next year?), but Charli's been making…
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 7:43 pm
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