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Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by More »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013

Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and the xx. The parody video by Animal New York (with the music by Adam Horne of the band Bear Ceuse) was so hilarious because the impressions were… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013

Watch A Video Diary Of James Brooks And Grimes’ Summer

Grimes and Elite Gymnastics/Dead Girlfriends/Default Genders dude James Brooks make up one of the most interesting and generally likable couples in music right now. They're both vocal feminists and fans of frothy pop music, and they both Tumblr prolifically, make great electronic pop songs, and generate feverish debate on Stereogum and in its comments section. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2013

Franz Ferdinand – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Franz Ferdinand released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action this week and, in their promo run, stopped by French radio station Oui FM. There, the band did an acoustic cover of Grimes's "Oblivion." Earlier this year, the Crutchfield sisters (Katie of Waxahatchee and Allison of Swearin') did their own rendition for Rookie which you… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 28, 2013

Watch Grimes Interview 2 Chainz, Riff Raff, Snooki, Richard Simmons, & More On The VMA Red Carpet

Last week, we learned the exciting news that Grimes, along with fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, would co-host MTV Style's VMA red carpet show. Sadly, we did not get one single glimpse of Claire Boucher on the network's official pre-show. But Grimes stayed busy filming on-camera interviews for the web. There was the much-blogged-about moment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2013

See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards, the borough's first-ever televised live awards ceremony. There weren't a lot of big surprises (thanks to spoilers from Stephen Colbert and Joey Fatone, Sr)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 25, 2013

Watch Grimes And Kathleen Hanna Discuss Beyoncé, Riot Grrrl, And Feminism On MTV’s VMA All Access

Tonight is the MTV Video Music Awards; surrounding the awards show, MTV has been airing a series of interviews with artists online. One of them is a feminist dream conversation between Grimes (tonight's VMA red carpet co-host) and Kathleen Hanna. Throughout clips, Grimes and Hanna talk about feminism and politics, riot grrrl, Beyoncé, and more. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 25, 2013

Grimes To Co-Host VMA Red Carpet For MTV Style

Last week, Grimes ignited a minor internet shitstorm when she played stuff like Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey during a Boiler Room DJ set. Since we met her, she's been a fascinating underground-experimental type who's proud to proclaim her love of straight-up pop music. And Grimes's latest gig will propel her completely out of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2013

Grimes Denies Trolling Boiler Room

As GQ reports, yesterday, at superstar house producer Richie Hawtin's house in Ibiza, Grimes played a special DJ set for Boiler Room, one that was broadcast live online. Boiler Room DJ sets are usually a place where musicians can display cooler-than-thou taste in minimal bass music or whatever, but Grimes went the other direction,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo's Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg's Way Out West festival, to DJ in the afternoon sun. There are trees all around him, and he's in front of a placid duck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2013

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a bit, but before the hip-hop marathon started, Sunday may have had the best start of the weekend with Deep Sea Diver's early 2pm set. You may not have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013

Watch Grimes, Frank Ocean, Tanlines At The 2013 Webby Awards

The 17th Annual Webby Awards went down last night at Wall Street's cavernous Cipriani's. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the ceremony featured a performance by Tanlines, who played their song "All Of Me," as well as the presentation of awards to the previously-announced winners, including Frank Ocean and Grimes. Ocean was unable to attend, so… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 22, 2013

Katie & Allison Crutchfield – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Well, this is pretty dope. Rookie has commissioned a theme song for the month of May, and it's badass both in theory and in execution. Waxahatchee leader Katie Crutchfield and her twin sister, Swearin' leader Allison have recorded a punked-up cover of a song that never exactly screamed for a punked-up cover: Grimes' ethereal burble… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013

Watch Grimes Talk Fashion At The Met’s Punk Gala

Indie Twitter was a-grumble last night as reports and photos from the Met Gala were unveiled. For those who don't know, the Met Gala is a celebration of a massive annual fashion-themed exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Institute. This year's is punk. Naturally, subculture co-option is a sensitive subject for many, but… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 7, 2013

Grimes, Frank Ocean Win Webbys

Frank Ocean and Grimes are both recipients of 2013 Webby Awards. For his use of Tumblr to release music, his candor, and the movements he's made in changing a landscape, Ocean has received a 2013 Webby for Person Of The Year:… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 30, 2013

Watch Grimes In Steve Buscemi’s Latest Vampire Weekend Webcast Promo

The narrative behind Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weeknd's partnership for their upcoming American Express UNSTAGED webcast (4/28) becomes more robust with today's promo videos. Before the collaboration was officially announced, we all had a bit of a "huh?" moment when they all appeared together in NYC's Easter Day Parade. Connections start to be… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 26, 2013

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: "It's not about the music, man, it's about the festival experience." With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013

Coachella 2013 Sunday: Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Jessie Ware, & More

SpaceGhostPurrp doesn't really scream Sunday brunch hour entertainment, but he and his crew Raider Klan were one of the acts to kick off Day 3 of Coachella. Yet, he, Key Nyata, and the whole lot of them sold the kind of menace that is better suited for a dark club than beaming sun rays and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 15, 2013

Grimes – “Skin (Four Tet Remix)”

On Tuesday, Four Tet guest-hosted DJ Roska's show on the UK's legendary pirate-turned-Internet radio station Rinse FM. During the set, Four Tet played a track he made featuring a vocal loop from Grimes's "Skin" over a twinkly, soft bass. While it sounds in line with his style, it was just an experiment and not… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 10, 2013