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It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

In baseball, the five-tool player is kind of a bullshit concept, but it connotes a particular beauty. The five-tool player hits for power, hits for average, throws well, fields well, and roams the basepaths like a guerilla warrior; when the term “five-tool” is deployed, it implicitly presents these skills as equally weighted. As the greatest… More »

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

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Prince (Feat. Zooey Deschanel) – “FALLINLOVE2NITE”

When Prince guested on The New Girl last month, he performed a song with Zooey Deschanel called "FALLINLOVE2NITE." The song, a zippy EDM pop thing…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 10:35 am
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Hear Arcade Fire Cover Prince’s “Controversy” In Minneapolis

In a nod to Minneapolis, where they played the second night of their U.S. tour earlier tonight, Arcade Fire kicked off their encore with a…
Scott Lapatine | March 9, 2014 - 1:33 am
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Watch Prince Play “FUNKNROLL” On Arsenio

The best episode of the original Arsenio Hall Show that I ever saw was an early-'90s one where Prince essentially took over the entire show…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2014 - 5:11 pm
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Max Tundra – “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Prince Cover) Video

A few years back, Max Tundra spent a day recording a cover of Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover" entirely with hand-played keyboard parts and…
Miles Bowe | February 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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Watch Prince On New Girl

Prince hasn't acted in anything besides music videos since his 1990 movie Graffiti Bridge. But this Sunday, Fox will air an episode of New Girl,…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2014 - 5:06 pm
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Prince – “Da Bourgeoisie”

Lately, Prince Rogers Nelson has abandoned the archaic practice of recording and releasing albums, forsaking it in favor of throwing random songs out on the…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2013 - 12:46 pm
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Watch Clips From Prince’s “Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party”

Super early this morning, Prince hosted a "The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party" at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl ply…
Liz Pelly | October 19, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait” Video

Prince doesn't show up in director Danielle Curiel's video for his morning-sex funk jam "Breakfast Can Wait," and neither, for that matter, does Dave Chappelle.
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2013 - 12:45 pm
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Watch Footage From Prince’s Surprise NYC Show That Ended At 6AM Yesterday

Extremely late on Sunday night or very early on Monday morning (depending on who you ask), recent Twitter-joiner Prince played a show a Tribeca's 500-capacity…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 27, 2013 - 4:26 pm
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Prince’s “Breakfast Can Wait” Artwork Features Dave Chappelle

As we told you earlier this week, Prince is now on Twitter! On Friday, he posted an excerpt of a new single called "Breakfast Ca…
Liz Pelly | August 18, 2013 - 5:25 pm
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Prince Joins Twitter

It's just another #FollowFriday! Er, Wednesday. I wish it were Friday! Anyway, the Twitter handle @3rdeyegirl has been (sporadically) active since January 6, but a…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 10:23 am
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She & Him Are The Latest Act To Ban Camera Phones Via Patronizing Signage

Camera phones have been interfering with sight lines at concerts for years. Why, it was way back in 2010 that legendary opponents of contemporary culture…
Michael Nelson | July 8, 2013 - 6:49 pm
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Janelle Monáe – “Q.U.E.E.N.” (Feat. Erykah Badu) (Prince Remix)

"Q.U.E.E.N.," Janelle Monáe's irresistible, Erykah Badu-assisted diva-funk vamp, stands as one of the greatest singles of the past few months, and it's also yielded my
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 1:35 pm
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Prince – “Fixurlifeup” Video

Prince recorded his new single "Fixurlifeup" with 3rd Eye Girl, the new badass all-female backing band that played with him at last weekend's Billboard Music
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2013 - 10:23 am
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Watch Miguel, Prince, Icona Pop Play Billboard Music Awards 2013

The Billboard Music Awards have historically been the most low-rent of America's non-niche music awards shows, but last night, the show had an unexpected viral…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 9:36 am
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Prince & 3rd Eye Girl – “Let’s Go Crazy” (2013 Remake)

Go on IMDB sometime and you can see that nearly every week there's a new remake coming out. Some might complain, but the fact i…
Miles Bowe | April 2, 2013 - 11:22 am
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Prince, Justin Timberlake Rumored For SXSW

Every year, a whole lot of very, very famous people come to Austin for SXSW, mixing uneasily with the glut of unsigned bands and performing…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2013 - 11:01 am
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The Music Of Prince (Feat. D’Angelo, Elvis Costello, Fred Armisen, & More) @ Carnegie Hall, NYC 3/7/13

Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Among the performers:…
Scott Lapatine | March 8, 2013 - 11:15 am
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Watch Prince Play Fallon

Prince was in New York City yesterday, stopping by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a rare television performance. Prince and his backing band 3rd
Liz Pelly | March 2, 2013 - 11:29 am
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