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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 »
A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn't the first time rhythm &…   Read Story »
The first day of Coachella brought us the first Outkast concert since 2006, the fourth Replacements concert since 1991, and the first time Haim was on the festival grounds legally. (According to…   Read Story »
Looking back, it's hard to believe that there was ever any doubt that an OutKast reunion would happen. When the rumor mill started up last fall, it seemed like a pipe dream but here we are a few…   Read Story »