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The stars of the Disney Channel’s early-’90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational level. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but even several generations of teen idols later, Britney Spears still feels like the surest shorthand for “young female pop singer,” and even… More »

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 »

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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 as…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 10:23 am

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

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

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

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

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 is…
Miles Bowe | April 2, 2013 - 11:22 am

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

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

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

Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait”

Last week, Prince released a new digital single called "Screw Driver," and now he's given us another one. This one is called "Breakfast Can Wait,"…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Prince Crafts On The Web

How would you decorate YOUR Paisley Crib? It would be hard, right? You’d want to make sure that everything was just so. If you were…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | January 29, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Prince – “Screw Driver”

Last week, Prince previewed a new track "Screw Driver," which featured vintage Purple Rain rock vibes with a pop edge. Prince has now unveiled the…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 23, 2013 - 10:34 am

Prince – “Rock And Roll Love Affair” Video

Prince's video for his new single "Rock And Roll Love Affair" is nothing more than a casual soundstage-performance clip, but it's worth watching anyway, for…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Watch Prince Play Kimmel

Prince isn't exactly a regular part of the late-night TV musical-guest rotation, so Jimmy Kimmel Live! scored a major coup by booking him on the…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2012 - 10:56 am

DāM-FunK – “17 Days” (Prince Cover)

L.A. synth traveler DāM-FunK has never been exactly shy about his Prince influence, but he makes it just a little more concrete today, covering Prince's…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Perform With Earl Sweatshirt, Cover Prince In LA

Last night, Frank Ocean performed at L.A.'s the Wiltern for his Channel Orange release show. Today, some footage of the performance has surfaced, including clips…
Corban Goble | July 18, 2012 - 11:29 am

Hear Hot Chip Cover Prince

Hot Chip stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 show for a live session recently, performing tracks from their forthcoming In Our Heads as well…
Corban Goble | June 1, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Sign “O” The Times Turns 25

In a lot of ways, Prince's Sign "O" The Times, which celebrates its 25th anniversary tomorrow, is the last great double-album of the LP era.
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2012 - 11:00 am

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2012 - 11:16 am

Evan Voytas Covers “Nothing Compares 2 U”

It's been a while since we checked in with L.A. multi-instrumentalist and experimental popster Evan Voytas, but he recently recorded this cover of Prince's "Nothing
Corban Goble | October 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm