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The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they’ll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can only dream of. Their stadium anthem “Centuries” was inescapable during ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff (the highest-rated event in the history of cable), it’s #6 today on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year’s best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you know,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West’s ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn’t clear which of Kanye’s army of collaborators helped out on which songs, or who many of those collaborators even were. We’d read stories of Paris apartment recording sessions with Daft Punk, or of Rick Rubin helping Kanye strip his tracks down to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013 - 11:19 am

Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips’ seminal 2002 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse. It’s not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock opera… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Rock Stars Occupy Wall Street: A Photo Diary

It’s a full-on revolution down at Occupy Wall Street right now; the contingent seems to be growing every day, with no sign that it will be relenting any time soon. People are pissed and enacting their democratic right, and there’s a lot to be said about that. The movement’s growing size has stoked a media… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival started in the 70s, and it’s gotten pretty diverse — there probably aren’t many other festivals where you could catch Arcade Fire, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Lupe Fiasco,… More »

By: jessica / May 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Kanye West – “Runaway” Video

At long last here’s the 35-minute short film Kanye briefly teased at the VMAs last month. The usual suspects — Pusha T, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj (in a Brit accent), and Bon Iver — make vocal assists, and allegedly 90% of this soundtrack will appear on the forthcoming LP. “Runaway” (written by Hype Williams and shot… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Child Rebel Soldier (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell Williams) – “Don’t Stop”

Kanye West released his latest G.O.O.D. Friday track right on time (or, slightly late, since he Tweeted in from Japan early Saturday morning). The trio have used the Child Rebel Soldier name a couple times before, on 2007’s “Us Placers,” and on the remix to N.E.R.D.’s 2008 single, “Everyone Nose,” so this collaboration’s been i… More »

By: jessica / October 11, 2010 - 10:09 am

Santigold, Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Biel Climb Kilimanjaro

This is how you stunt for publicity: An unlikely assemblage of superstars have banded together to raise awareness about the global clean water crisis by climbing Africa’s tallest peak, Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro. That’s 19.340 feet, the very typing of which alone seizes my height-fearing heart. The troupe of charitable backpackers includes Santi White, Lupe Fiasco,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 11, 2010 - 9:16 am

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine’s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Saturday In Photos, Rage Delivers Bruises

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh

Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great and photogenic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2008 - 12:27 pm

Mini CRS, Mini Thom Yorke Make A Video For “Us Placers”

Kanye, remember when times were simpler, when you had your innocence and shit wasn’t so ham-fistedly black and white? Well, even if he doesn’t, this VA$HTIE-directed video for “Us Placers” from Kanye’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing mix finds cute lil’ kidz versions of ‘Ye, Lupe, Pharrell, and Thom Yorke (slumped and depressed like Rain Man,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2007 - 2:20 pm

mtvU 2007 Woodie Awards: Spank Rocked

There’s a grand tradition being hatched at mtvU’s Woodie Awards show. Sure, there’s the live performances that come at a 50/50 mix of stuff we like (last year TV On The Radio, this year, say, Rilo Kiley) and stuff we don’t (last year and this year: most of the rest) and the knack of tragic… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 12:50 pm

Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, & Pharrell Sample Thom Yorke

Thanks to Roman for taking time out of his weekend festivities to drop a line about a new Lupe track “sampling” Thom Yorke’s “The Eraser” (really, it’s the track mostly unmodified with Fiasco, Kanye, and Pharrell taking turns with their verses). The off-time keyboard chords are well suited to the trio’s syncopated lyrical drills, and… More »

By: Stereogum / May 29, 2007 - 9:08 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice: 2006 Mashed Up

UPDATE: Since this post was published, we’ve made MySplice an annual tradition. Listen to and download all editions here.

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Do albums matter as much as singles anymore? We like to think so. But 2006 was a great year for indie acts representing with a hot track. We wanted to figure a way… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2006 - 6:00 pm