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Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Mac DeMarco – “The Way You’d Love Her”

Mac DeMarco recently announced the release of a new mini-album, cheekily called Another One. Actually, “cheeky” might be the best way to describe DeMarco’s preferred mode of being, and “The Way You’d Love Her” continues nicely in this vein. No one is better at dragging an undercurrent of sardonic ribbing through the wide-eyed, moony ballad. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 11, 2015 - 11:41 am

The Strokes Perform “All The Time” For The First Time At Shaky Knees

UPDATE: There are actually conflicting reports as to whether Mac DeMarco performed with the Strokes. Setlist.fm and various social mentions claim DeMarco played with the band. But other reports dispute this, and DeMarco’s not visible onstage in the “Last Night” wide angle Instagram clip below even though Julian Casablancas seems to introduce him here:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Mac DeMarco Readies Another One Mini-Album, Enormous Tour

A week and a half ago, I watched as the unreformed Canadian goof Mac DeMarco drew an impressive crowd at Coachella. He has momentum on his side, so it seems like a good time to do what he’s doing: Cranking out a quick mini-album and spending the next few months on the road. This summer,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2015 - 9:48 am

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2015

Tom trekked out to Indio, California last weekend to document the first round of Coachella 2015. If you haven’t read his coverage, check out his reports from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all of which are equipped with live performance shots. Photographer Paul Carter caught up with a handful of musicians to capture some of the… More »

By: Stereogum / April 13, 2015 - 11:51 am

Watch Mac DeMarco Breeze Through “Let Her Go” On Conan

Mac DeMarco brought his goofy antics and trademark toothy grin to last night’s episode of Conan. He performed a high-energy rendition of his breezy Salad Days track “Let Her Go.” It also looks like the singer stumbled across a giant O’Brien head backstage, and was rightfully confused judging by the look on his face i… More »

By: James Rettig / March 31, 2015 - 8:24 am

Watch Mac DeMarco And His Mom Quiz Each Other About Mac DeMarco Trivia

Mac DeMarco’s mom, Agnes, has become a celebrity in her own right after MC-ing Australia’s Laneway Festival earlier this month, and though she could theoretically be depicted as helicopter parent extraordinaire, the elder DeMarco comes across more as her son’s #1 fan. In a new video segment by Faster Louder, mother and son competed against… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Watch Mac DeMarco’s Teaser Video For Coachella

Coachella has posted a weird teaser video that Mac DeMarco recorded to promote the festival, which he’s performing at for both weekends. With his sunglasses-covered face fully in frame (and cellphone fully in view), DeMarco’s pitch-shifted and slowed down voice talks about how excited he is to play the festival: “We will be jamming with… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015 - 9:43 am

Mac DeMarco’s Mom Was The Breakout Star Of Laneway Festival

Agnes DeMarco has become something of a celebrity herself after following her son’s rise to fame in the indie world. She’s been interacting with Mac’s fans on Twitter for a while now, but she’s just made a big leap after MCing Australia’s Laneway Festival over the weekend. Mac agreed to play the event as long… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 10:09 am

Magic! Lead 2015 Juno Nominees, Mac DeMarco & Alvvays Up For Breakthrough Awards

Do you believe in Magic!? Well, the Junos do. The Canadian music awards announced their 2015 nominations today, and as Global News reports, the white reggae bruddahs lead the field with five: Breakthrough Group Of The Year, Pop Album Of The Year, Single Of The Year, Juno Fan Choice, and Songwriter Of The Year. Kiesza… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Mac DeMarco’s Dirty Old Sneakers Sold For $21k On eBay

Proving that there’s almost always someone on the internet willing to fork over money for whatever weird thing you’re selling, Mac DeMarco’s auction for an autographed pair of his dirty old sneakers ended, and the winning bid clocked in at $21,100. The winning bidder even looks to have good feedback, so it’s possible they’ll eve… More »

By: James Rettig / January 5, 2015 - 8:30 am

Mac DeMarco’s Dirty Old Sneakers Are Going For $10K On eBay

A fresh new pair of canvas Vans low-tops will run you something like $50. But if you want to buy Mac DeMarco’s gnarled, mangled, vaguely sweat-stained old pair, you better be ready to put up five figures. DeMarco is selling an old pair of sneakers, one he’s worn onstage many times, on eBay. He’s signed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 29, 2014 - 8:42 am

Hear Wiz Khalifa Rap Over Mac DeMarco

Having met neither man, I feel like Wiz Khalifa would get along really well with Mac DeMarco. There would be a lot of laughing, and they might even develop a secret handshake. As it stands, Khalifa decided to rap over the instrumental from DeMarco’s “Chamber Of Reflections,” turning it into a new song called “Smoke… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2014 - 11:58 am

Watch Mac DeMarco Get Tortured On The Eric Andre Show

Mac DeMarco made a quick appearance on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show earlier this week. Everything starts off normally enough with DeMarco playing 2 track “Still Together,” but things take a weird turn when the host stops everything and announces that it’s time to “Attack DeMarco” and a bunch of samurai come out to… More »

By: James Rettig / November 30, 2014 - 11:37 am

Mac DeMarco Detained By Police During UCSB Concert

Mac DeMarco can be a wild performer, but his antics never seemed like the sort of thing that would lead to a run-in with the law. Yet that’s exactly what befell DeMarco during a concert Friday at UCSB. According to The Santa Barbara Independent, campus police detained DeMarco during his performance at The Hub “after… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Watch Backer, A Weird Mini-Mockumentary Starring Mac DeMarco

Meet Dave Fuck. He’s a professional backer. As in, he helps people back cars up for a living. Played by indie rock’s resident goofball prince, Mac DeMarco — with a hilariously deep voice — he’s the subject of a new short film by director Cole Kush. Simply titled BACKER, it’s a bizarre three-minute mockumentary that… More »

By: Peter Helman / October 27, 2014 - 10:59 am

Mac DeMarco Jumped Out Of A Cake And The Audience Got Naked At Baby’s All Right’s 1st Birthday

Brooklyn venue Baby’s All RIght celebrated its first birthday last week with a string of stacked shows. I was there on Friday and Saturday night for a fantastic Porches./Frankie Cosmos double header and the energy of the crowd was palpable, and things apparently were even crazier at a Mexican Summer-sponsored party on Thursday that wa… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014 - 10:03 am

Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her acceptance speech, she encouraged people to wear and eat seal and said, “fuck PETA.” This year’s award gala was held in Toronto earlier tonight and featured performances from Mac DeMarco,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It’s accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight’s performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq. The… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Hear Mac DeMarco Cover Burt Bacharach In Wacky Video Intro To New Guitarist

Mac DeMarco is no stranger to messing with people. When I saw him perform a couple weeks ago at FYF Fest, he introduced one of his most popular songs, “Blue Boy,” as “Big Big Big Dirty Diaper.” He’s also no stranger to covers, as his recent acoustic cover of Angel Olsen’s “Lights Out” reminds us. More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 12, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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