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The summer festival scene grows ever more crowded, and now a fairly major new one called the Hudson Project Festival has announced that it'll come to Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York (near the…   Read Story »
The soundtracks of the last four blockbuster Spider-Man movies have a spotty history, and Alicia Keys doesn't exactly have a great record of making good songs for big movies. And yet everything comes…   Read Story »
We skipped 5 Best Songs last week due to SXSW, and came back to a Week In Music so overcrowded with options that we could have easily filled two or more such lists and still had worthy songs to argue…   Read Story »
We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. Chris Martin's band has been a punchline since that first fresh-faced beach walk, and there are some good reasons for that. When your debut album…   Read Story »
Last night, the up-and-coming Compton rapper YG played what's sure to be the first of many guest-heavy shows at the Fader Fort, always a hub for big moments. Befitting his status as a leading light…   Read Story »
We've already heard some great tracks off the upcoming Divergent soundtrack: M83 contributed the epic "I Need You", A$AP Rocky teamed up with Gesaffelstein for "In Distress," and Pia Mia rounded up…   Read Story »
One of the biggest, silliest stories in recent music memory -- the apologetic post-Grammys text that Macklemore sent to Kendrick Lamar, and What It Means For Rap -- is almost over. Kendrick has…   Read Story »
Following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Divergent is the next teen blockbuster to have a stacked soundtrack featuring a bunch of indie favorites. There are new songs from M83 and…   Read Story »
Kendrick Lamar and James Blake shared a ton of festival stages last summer, and they both had the dubious honor of losing the Best New Artist Grammy to Macklemore; it makes sense that they'd have an…   Read Story »
Every once in a while, the NBA tries to be something it's not, which is how you end up with John Legend and/or Carrie Underwood headlining the NBA All-Star Game halftime show. This year, though, the…   Read Story »