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Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka "the Live Music Capital Of The World." The Fest celebrated its eighth year with headliners M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, and Slayer, along…   Read Story »
M.I.A. stopped by 6A last night to perform "Come Walk With Me" with the Roots, but not before talking to Jimmy Fallon about the time she embarrassed herself in front of them at a Japanese club. It's…   Read Story »
M.I.A. is supposed to be a messenger, but the mission of her music is often obscured by critics' and listeners' schismatic view of her work. But before her war with the NFL, her allegiance with…   Read Story »
M.I.A.'s Matangi is out today and along with the religious iconography that is referenced throughout the album, in a recent interview with NPR, the "Bad Girls" rapper has explained that the middle…   Read Story »
Talking to Pitchfork last month, M.I.A. called "Paper Planes" "an accident": "It wasn't a song we made for the masses. It took two years to get popular, and there were many fights about censoring the…   Read Story »
After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live from a warehouse in New York,…   Read Story »
Grab some popcorn (but don't dare smear butter on that keyboard) and cozy up in front of your laptop screen because the inaugural YouTube Music Awards are going down this evening live from New York's…   Read Story »
Last night, before M.I.A.'s set at NYC's Terminal 5, Julian Assange Skyped into the venue from his current home in London's Ecuadorian embassy. M.I.A. has had a long mutual admiration with the…   Read Story »
We've heard significant chunk of M.I.A.'s oft-delayed, "too positive" Matangi, but now it is available to stream in full before its release next Tuesday. On top of "Bad Girls," "Y.A.L.A.," "Bring The…   Read Story »
With a new Arcade Fire single released days before we heard Reflektor in its full form, there's at least one giveaway on this list. Still, this week was as varied as ever. Who else made the cut?…   Read Story »