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9 Times This Decade Mavis Staples Was As Vital As Ever

"Mama Mavis, oh my mama they try my patience. It’s gone, who’s left to save us? I’m praying for my neighbors," raps Pusha T on…
Margaret Farrell | May 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

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Watch Gorillaz Play Colbert With Pusha T, Digital Mavis Staples

Today's the day that Damon Albarn's Gorillaz make their long-awaited return with the guest-heavy new album Humanz. And last night, they were the musical guests…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2017 - 9:45 am

Stream The Official Version Of Mavis Staples & Arcade Fire’s Talking Heads Cover

Three years ago, at a massive 75th-birthday all-star tribute concert in her Chicago hometown, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples covered the Talking Heads…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 9:47 am

Gorillaz – “Let Me Out” (Feat. Pusha T & Mavis Staples)

There's another new Gorillaz track in the world today: "Let Me Out" featuring Pusha T and Mavis Staples. It's the fifth track we're hearing from…
James Rettig | April 6, 2017 - 12:16 pm

Watch Mavis Staples Cover The Band’s “The Weight” With Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeff Tweedy, Others

In Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, the classic 1978 concert movie documenting what was supposed to be the Band's final concert, Mavis Staples and her…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2017 - 10:36 am

Benjamin Booker – “Witness” (Feat. Mavis Staples)

The New Orleans-based musician Benjamin Booker will release a new album this year. It's called Witness, and today Booker shared the titular track with along…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 9, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power (Broken Speaker Mix)” (Feat. Mavis Staples)

Last week, Arcade Fire released a new song called "I Give You Power" featuring the legendary Mavis Staples, with proceeds going towards the American Civil
James Rettig | January 27, 2017 - 10:01 am

Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power” (Feat. Mavis Staples)

Arcade Fire just released a surprise new song called "I Give You Power," which features the legendary singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. This…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 19, 2017 - 3:34 pm

Watch All-Star Tributes To The Eagles, Mavis Staples, & James Taylor At The Kennedy Center Honors

The 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors took place earlier this month in Washington, DC and aired last night on CBS, hosted by Stephen Colbert. Among…
Chris DeVille | December 28, 2016 - 10:48 am

9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016

Eaux Claires is a festival designed around discovery and new experiences. The event -- which was held this past weekend for a second time in…
James Rettig | August 14, 2016 - 7:01 pm

Watch LCD Soundsystem Cover Prince’s “Controversy” At Coachella

Last weekend, reunited Coachella headliners LCD Soundsystem paid tribute to David Bowie. Last night, sadly, they were forced to mourn another fallen musical legend. Near…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2016 - 11:17 am

Watch Mavis Staples Sing “Take Us Back,” Talk Opening For MLK On Colbert

Stephen Colbert has publicly admired Mavis Staples, the soul and gospel great, for years. He first welcomed her to his Colbert Report back in 2010,…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2016 - 9:23 am

Mavis Staples – “Action” + “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”

Mavis Staples' new album, Livin' On A High Note, comes out at the end of the week, and it looks like they're going into promotional…
James Rettig | February 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Grammys 2016: Winners List

The 2016 Grammys are officially underway. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will appear in bold.
Collin Robinson | February 15, 2016 - 3:29 pm

Mavis Staples – “Dedicated”

Mavis Staples' latest album, Livin' On A High Note, sees a bunch of songwriters penning tunes for the legendary singer, including Nick Cave, tUne-yArDs' Merrill…
James Rettig | February 15, 2016 - 11:22 am
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