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The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee artists and its icons. But it wasn't just music -- there was also a large fair offering crafts, handmade wares, and records; a mini-festival of print posters (a lust item… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 22, 2013

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and making the recorded version of the song more or less irrelevant, and then returned later to help Miguel with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013

The 9 Best Things At Bonnaroo 2013

This year's Bonnaroo curators covered important bases in terms of top-level talent: from iconic boomer-fare like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, to iconic R&B fare like R. Kelly, to iconic hipster/hippie fare (a Bonnaroo speciality) in Animal Collective. And the undercard was ripe, too, with strong names from most every genre over four days o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 17, 2013

Jim James, John Oates, R. Kelly, Billy Idol Join Forces On Bonnaroo Superjam

Superjam is an annual tradition at Bonnaroo, and this year the fest hosted three of them. One was led by Jim James and John Oates, with appearances by R. Kelly, Billy Idol, Larry Graham, and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes. R. Kelly covered Sam Cooke. Billy Idol covered T. Rex. Check out some… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 16, 2013

Watch Phoenix And R. Kelly Perform Together At Coachella

At Coachella Saturday night, R. Kelly joined headliners Phoenix for mashed-up versions of "1901"/"Ignition" and "Chloroform"/"I'm A Flirt." Check out video below and photos of the live collaboration above. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 14, 2013

Watch Father John Misty Cover “I Believe I Can Fly” On S.S. Coachella

Many commenters called us out for not including Father John Misty's Fear Fun on our list of the Top 50 Albums Of 2012, and you know what? You might have a point there. So we can begin the healing now, by posting this video of FJM doing a karaoke cover of R. Kelly's gospel… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 2, 2013

Watch Trapped In The Closet Chapter 26

Last week, IFC premiered the new episodes from R. Kelly's cult phenomenon Trapped In The Closet, a television event pre-empted with a a luxe NYC screening event. Today, IFC posted a new chapter of the saga -- which aired in its entirety over the weekend on the cable channel -- a clip which… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2012

Trapped In The Closet Returns

Over the weekend, the long-promised new episodes of Trapped In The Closet aired on IFC, and, as you might imagine, it was a completely confusing, endlessly entertaining installment gleaming with the high production values that teaming up with someone like IFC would suggest. As Kelly emphasized in the wink-heavy Chapter 23, he's fully… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 26, 2012

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… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Virtually the entire music-blogging universe (except me) is at CMJ right now, so you'll have to forgive the indie music universe for neglecting to drop too many videos in the past seven days. I always think it's funny how things come to a near-complete stop for the assumption that most music writers and publicists are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2012

Trapped In The Closet Returns 11/23, Watch Chapter 23

On Black Friday, R. Kelly's celebrated Trapped In The Closet video series will return on IFC. Here's the money quote from Kels:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 17, 2012

Preview Kanye West’s “To The World” (Feat. R. Kelly)

When the tracklist for G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer hit last week, something that immediately got me sweating out of excitement was the leadoff pairing of Chicagoans Kanye and R. Kelly for a track called "To The World." Now, a short preview -- which contains Kels' quotable, epic hook -- has popped up online. And… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 11, 2012

G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer Tracklist Revealed

A day after Kanye and Co. dropped "Clique," the G.O.O.D. Music crew is back with the tracklist for the forthcoming Cruel Summer, a record that's out in a couple of weeks. Personally, I didn't need to read past the first track to feel completely amped about the release. Head below to scope it. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2012

Yeasayer Frontman: “R. Kelly Is A Piece Of Shit,” EDM Music Is “Bottom Of The Barrel”

Yeasayer Chris Keating took some shots at R. Kelly and EDM in a recent Rolling Stone interview. Behold:… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 15, 2012

Watch R. Kelly “Feelin’ Single” On Fallon

Last night, Kels took the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform his epic, glitzy single "Feelin' Single." It unfortunately does not features that swinging interlude from the official "Feelin' Single" video, but that's just another reason to watch that video again. Watch R. Kelly's Fallon performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 24, 2012

R. Kelly – “Feelin’ Single”

Kells returns to the disco climes of "Share Your Love" for the righteously glitzy "Feelin' Single," his new single from the upcoming Write Me Back. And, oh my God is this going to sound good on that R. Kelly cruise. It's basically engineered to wreck a cruise boat ballroom. Listen below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012

R. Kelly – “Share My Love” Video

In the video for R. Kelly's defiantly luxuriant new disco-soul single "Share My Love," lots and lots of people look absolutely delighted that they're about to have sex. Also, people wear nice clothes. None of it is surprising, but if you've got the right mood and disposition, all of it should make you happy. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2012

Future – “Parachute” (Feat. R. Kelly)

Auto-Tuned Atlanata sing-rapper Future is having a great year. His Astronaut Status mixtape is probably the best 2012 tape that didn't get Mixtape Of The Week, he performed with the Roots on Fallon on Friday, and I like the faces he makes in his new "Same Damn Time" video. But the real… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012

Watch R. Kelly & Stevie Wonder Perform At Whitney Houston’s Memorial Service

There's a lot to be said about the fucked-upedness of airing a goddam funeral across multiple television networks, but Saturday's Whitney Houston memorial service did, at the very least, provide for a couple of truly moving musical moments. During the service, R. Kelly, possibly the one single person on Earth who can best relate with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2012

R. Kelly – “Share My Love”

R. Kelly went full crooner on last year's not-praised-enough Love Letter, so it's probably no surprise that R&B's most famous oddball returns with the disco-tinged "Share Your Love," the first single from his new one, Write Me Back. The lyrics? Classic Kels. "Now that we're in this room / Let's do what we're born to… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 1, 2012