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Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan…   Read Story »
There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week's music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily on those tropes didn't make it onto this week's…   Read Story »
Janelle Monáe's blast of an album, The Electric Lady, came out almost a year ago. So it's a bit of a surprise to be getting a video for its title track today -- but hey, any Janelle Monáe-related…   Read Story »
It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat…   Read Story »
Skrillex was tasked with putting together this year's Bonnaroo Superjam and he curated a star-studded lineup, including Lauryn Hill, Warpaint, Zedd, Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, A$AP Ferg, Janelle…   Read Story »
The World Cup starts today, and so it makes sense that Janelle Monáe was on Letterman last night, performing her Pepsi-sponsored, World Cup-themed cover of David Bowie's "Heroes." It can be easy to…   Read Story »
I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent…   Read Story »
Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph stopped by her old stomping grounds to impersonate Beyoncé, but her primary area of focus these days is The Maya Rudolph Show, an old-fashioned primetime…   Read Story »
Last month, for a Pepsi ad campaign, Janelle Monáe released a cover of David Bowie's beyond-classic "Heroes." She also reportedly filmed an interactive video for the song in Rio de Janeiro, with an…   Read Story »
Bonnaroo has announced the lineups for a trio of Superjams at this year's festival. The annual improv sessions have previously featured D'Angelo's return to the public eye and the one-time-only…   Read Story »