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This week we’ve got new videos from tUnE-yArDs, TV On The Radio, SebastiAn, Mr. Dream, Coma Cinema, Big Freedia, and the Human League. That’s a still from the Human League video above, who put together a slightly nauseating and fun clip using just a mirror effect and some octopuses. That thing above is obviously not… More »

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’… More »

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Festival Supreme 2015 Lineup

The Tenacious D-run Festival Supreme Is entering its third year of existence, and they’ve just announced their lineup which, as always, features a healthy mix of music, comedy, and artists that fall somewhere in between. Headlining the festival this year is Die Antwoord, the Kids In The Hall, the Darkness, Dan Deacon, Jenny Slate, Tim… More »

By: James Rettig / June 8, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

At this year’s Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets, and Q&As from artists like Christopher Owens, Tycho, Phosphorescent, Big Freedia, Courtney Barnett, and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. See our photographer Wilson Lee’s live photos above and check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year’s festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it’s a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring… who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

Big Freedia Brings A Reasonable Amount Of Ass To Kimmel

Sissy bounce emissary Big Freedia, the New Orleans sensation whose concert is something you absolutely should take your most prude friend to, made her network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Which is impressive booking! To know Freedia is to know that she worships at the altar of ass, and that this makes the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 26, 2012 - 11:26 am

Spank Rock – “Nasty” (Feat. Big Freedia)

“Nasty” is probably the title you’d expect for a team-up between Baltimore/Philly dance rapper Spank Rock and New Orleans sissy bounce queen Big Freedia. And the song itself, from Spank Rock’s new album Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar, is also just about exactly what anyone could’ve predicted: Overdriven snares, beeping synths,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Big Freedia – “Excuse” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

“Excuse” follows “Almost Famous” on the five-song Scion A/V Presents Big Freedia EP. The video, funded entirely by Scion A/V, was directed by Scott & Karl of Project Fathom. If you liked the “Y’all Get Back Now” clip, but were holding out for an actual “Bounce” class, here goes:… More »

By: brandon / July 15, 2011 - 10:06 am

Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival started in the 70s, and it’s gotten pretty diverse — there probably aren’t many other festivals where you could catch Arcade Fire, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Lupe Fiasco,… More »

By: jessica / May 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Big Freedia – “Almost Famous” (Stereogum Premiere)

“I wanna thank all of my fans and all of my haters for making me famous.” Freedia gets that mission statement for “Almost Famous” out early, and spends the rest of this track — the lead single from her first release of entirely original material and the Sissy Bounce scene’s first widespread national release at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2011 - 5:06 pm

Big Freedia – “Y’all Get Back Now” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Booty-clap pied piper and Sissy Bounce emissary Big Freedia has spread awareness of her gender-bent rap amalgamations far beyond their New Oreleans origin, though it’s only with next week’s Scion A/V-presented self-titled EP that Freedia, and the Bounce genre at large, is seeing a proper national release. It is also Freedia’s first release of all-original… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 22, 2011 - 2:34 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece — when the author of that year’s article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about “due diligence”: kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am

Big Freedia – “Azz Everywhere” Video (NSFW) (Stereogum Premiere)

If you’re catching up on Big Freedia, the salient facts are these: She’s the ascendant ambassador of New Orleans’ “Sissy” bounce scene, a libidinous rap amalgam fronted by transgendered MCs that play hard to the ladies, and is a certain lightning rod both for those susceptible to being enraged at things their closed-minds find culturally… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 15, 2010 - 5:09 pm

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most easily navigated festival experience, according to our forces on the ground. We sent photographers Graeme Flegenheimer and Patrick Collier, who suffered through $4 water bottle prices and severe crowding to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Gucci Mane, DMC, Andrew W.K., Tim Harrington, Doug E. Fresh, The Cool Kids, Delorean & Dominique Young Unique Close Out The JellyNYC Pool Parties @ Williamsburg Waterfront 8/29/10

And so ended the Pool Parties, at least in the form in which we know them. That is to say, they ended with fun and sunny sets from the previously confirmed Florida booty rap party starter Dominique Young Unique and Barcelona’s blissed out dance rock blog-beaters Delorean, and a series of special guests that ra… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach — the person who organized MoMA’s ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things — asked me if I’d want to help curate shows for this summer’s Warm Up series at PS1. You may have attended one/more of these Warm Up events in the past… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010 - 11:00 am