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For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You’re The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to figure out how to be in an adult couple, mostly because they know they’d be doomed if they were on their own. Aya Cash, the show’s female lead, plays a… More »

We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, “the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming,” even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine appears… More »

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Watch Divine Fits Cover Frank Ocean

Divine Fits, the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup, have been working a few covers into their live shows recently. And at a Rhode Island…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2012 - 10:23 am

Bon Iver, Frank Ocean @ Angel Orensanz Center, NYC 9/24/12

Last night, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean performed at Manhattan's gorgeous Angel Orensanz Center. It was the final installment in Vitaminwater and the FADER's nine-city…
Michael Nelson | September 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Frank Ocean – “Blue Whale”

Last night, as he was performing at Fader's final Uncapped event -- more on that later -- a new Frank Ocean recording popped up online,…
Corban Goble | September 25, 2012 - 8:59 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

So this was a ridiculously great week for videos -- great enough, even, that G-Dragon released yet another perfectly absurd slice of cartoonish awesomeness, one…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2012 - 11:49 am

Watch Frank Ocean Play SNL

Last night, Frank Ocean performed on the first episode of Saturday Night Live's new season, which was hosted by Seth MacFarlane. If you've been dying…
Corban Goble | September 16, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” Video (NSFW)

It was a big weekend for Frank, who, after performing on the season opener of Saturday Night Live, dropped a new, glossy clip for his…
Corban Goble | September 16, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Hear Flying Lotus’s Frank Ocean Remix

Late last night, bass music king Flying Lotus posted a new track, "Binge Eating Without You," on his Soundcloud, adding a note that the track…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

Watch Frank Ocean Play The VMAs

At least one of your Stereogum correspondents is so lame and old that he didn't actually watch last night's VMAs, for like the first time…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2012 - 8:56 am

Stevie Wonder Attempts To Clarify Frank Ocean Sexuality Comments

Last week, writer Paul Lester asked Stevie Wonder about Frank Ocean. This should've been a pretty innocuous question, a chance for an elder statesman genius…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2012 - 9:48 am

Frank Ocean To Play SNL, VMAs

According to Entertainment Weekly, Frank Ocean will be the musical guest the 9/15 season opener Saturday Night Live. This comes on the heels of (less…
Corban Goble | August 29, 2012 - 9:48 am

Mann – “Bend Ya” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Frank Ocean)

Here's a new one from L.A. rapper Mann, a druggy track that just happens to host two high profile features, that of Frank Ocean and…
Corban Goble | August 21, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of…
Liz Pelly | August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Frank Ocean @ Terminal 5, NYC 7/26/12

Though Frank Ocean has performed in New York before, those shows were lesser moments, by design; to date, he's appeared on stage with Odd Future…
Corban Goble | July 27, 2012 - 11:46 am

Watch Nite Jewel Cover Frank Ocean

A little while ago, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez dropped a cover of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange scene-setter "Thinking About You" via her Soundcloud, a track…
Corban Goble | July 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Perform With Earl Sweatshirt, Cover Prince In LA

Last night, Frank Ocean performed at L.A.'s the Wiltern for his Channel Orange release show. Today, some footage of the performance has surfaced, including clips…
Corban Goble | July 18, 2012 - 11:29 am

Afghan Whigs – “Lovecrimes (Frank Ocean Cover)”

Cincinnati indie-soul gods Afghan Whigs have been covering Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes" since the launch of their triumphant reunion tour, but considering the week Ocean just…
Michael Nelson | July 16, 2012 - 10:29 am

Frank Ocean – “Golden Girl” (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)

Here's a Channel Orange bonus cut called "Golden Girl," a breezy, loverlorn number featuring Tyler, The Creator doing a verse in his pitched-down devil voice.
Corban Goble | July 12, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Channel Orange

Let's get this out of the way first: Last week, when Frank Ocean wrote plainly and beautifully about a past relationship, one with someone who…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Watch Frank Ocean’s Stunning Fallon Performance

Last night, around the same time many of us were frantically downloading Channel Orange, Frank Ocean showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2012 - 8:55 am