Romare – “Motherless Child” Video

By James Rettig / February 16, 2015
Experimental sample-based producer Romare has made a video for his new track "Motherless Child," which uses dual screens of archival footage to set a somber, meditative mood. "There are two tributes running through the song," Romare explains. "One is to John Lennon and the other is to the spiritual 'Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherle… More »

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

By James Rettig / February 15, 2015
Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and… More »

Hear Charli XCX & Questlove’s Cover Of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” In New Target Ad

By James Rettig / February 15, 2015
Charli XCX and Questlove have teamed up for a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" that's featured in a new ad campaign for Target's spring fashion line. According to DIY, Questlove produced the track, which features some backing vocals from the Roots' Black Thought. The commercial will debut tonight during… More »

Paul McCartney @ Irving Plaza, NYC 2/14/15

By Ryan Leas / February 15, 2015
Every now and then, I take a trip to some other, quieter city and, like a lot of people who live here, get tempted to leave New York. And then things happen, like my day gets spontaneously rearranged around seeing Bruce Springsteen fill in for Bono when U2 plays in Times Square. Or, I… More »

Watch Dave Grohl Yell At The Kaiser Chiefs In Their Tour Video Skit

By James Rettig / February 14, 2015
Right before the encore during Kaiser Chiefs' recent run of arena shows, the band has been playing a video where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl verbally berates them in their dressing room to get them pumped up. The clip was shot when the band toured with the Foo Fighters last month in South America, a… More »

Watch Justin Bieber Beat Action Bronson At Ping Pong

By James Rettig / February 14, 2015
Justin Bieber beat Action Bronson in a game of ping pong last night with a rumored score of 20-7. They were both at The FADER's inaugural All Star Ping Pong Tournament, which was held in Manhattan at SPiN NYC. Other guests included DJ Khaled, Vic Mensa, and A$AP Ferg, and the whole thing wa… More »

Watch Damien Jurado Lecture A Chatty Concertgoer In Kalamazoo

By James Rettig / February 14, 2015
It's always annoying when you're at a show and the people around you seem to be more interested in talking to each other than paying attention to what's happening on stage. And I can imagine it's even worse for the performer, who is trying to concentrate and basically do his or her job. As More »

Watch Drake Cover “Only One” & “FourFiveSeconds,” Bring Out Kanye For “I Don’t Like” In NYC

By James Rettig / February 14, 2015
Drake's headlining show at last night's Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend concert at Irving Plaza served as something of a victory lap for the successful release of his surprise new mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and he brought the other biggest name in rap along to celebrate. After covering Kanye West's two… More »

Watch Win Butler Score In The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

By James Rettig / February 14, 2015
Win Butler played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last night, alongside Common, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Nick Cannon, and a few other celebrities. The game was East Vs. West and the Arcade Fire frontman played for the West, who won with a 59-51 victory. He scored 8 points and 12 rebounds. Watch video and… More »

Death Grips Fuel Tour Speculation With Live Rehearsal Video

By James Rettig / February 14, 2015
Let the Death Grips intrigue continue... Last night, the "broken up" band shared a 20-minute video of what looks like them rehearsing for a possible live performance. They posted it on their Facebook page along with the message "today." Back in December, some evidence piled up that pointed to the band possibly going… More »

Watch Charli XCX Sing “Doing It” On Graham Norton

By James Rettig / February 13, 2015
It would have been amazing if Charli XCX performed at the Grammys this year. Unfortunately, that didn't happen (maybe next year?), but Charli's been making the talk show circuit recently and has given us enough TV performances to get by. Earlier today, she stopped by the other side of the pond (well, I guess herMore »

Run The Jewels Soundtrack A Couple Of Under Armour Commercials With Jamie Foxx

By James Rettig / February 13, 2015
Among their many talents, Run The Jewels make some great pump-up music, so it was only a matter of time before they got their music featured in some commercials for an athletic company. That company in question is Under Armour, and RTJ2 track "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)" plays over two new advertisement… More »

Watch Mac DeMarco And His Mom Quiz Each Other About Mac DeMarco Trivia

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015
Mac DeMarco's mom, Agnes, has become a celebrity in her own right after MC-ing Australia's Laneway Festival earlier this month, and though she could theoretically be depicted as helicopter parent extraordinaire, the elder DeMarco comes across more as her son's #1 fan. In a new video segment by Faster Louder, mother and so… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015
Alyson Stoner, the adorable little white girl who danced in Missy Elliott's videos for "Work It" and "Gossip Folks," is a grown-up now. She's been in a couple of Step Up moves, where she plays Camille, Moose's girlfriend. (She's also the sister's voice on Phineas & Ferb.) And she just got a bunch of other… More »

Destruction Unit – “Final Flight” Video

By Caitlin White / February 13, 2015
Two years have passed since psych-thrashers Destruction Unit released Deep Trip, but today they've debuted a stark, black-and-white video for the massive throttle of album track track "Final Flight." We get clips of the band performing inside a restaurant interspersed with shots of Joshua Tree's wilderness, director Cali Thornhill DeWitt's 59-year-old uncle doing what appear… More »

Drake’s Homecoming Concert Film Coming To Theaters For One Night Only

By Caitlin White / February 13, 2015
"I hope they document what I'm becoming," raps an impossibly young and fresh-faced Drake on "Congratulations," the final song in the preview for a new concert film called Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage. The film features footage from his hometown concert in 2009 at Toronto's Sound Academy around the time So Far Gone was taking… More »

Watch Justin Vernon Join The Staves In London

By Caitlin White / February 13, 2015
Justin Vernon produced, If I Was, the second album from British female folk trio the Staves, but it seems like the working relationship between Vernon and the the three Stavely-Taylor sisters keeps expanding. Previously, the band released a mini-doc about creating the album with Vernon, and now footage has surfaced of Vernon joining them… More »

Björk – “Black Lake” Trailer

By Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015
Working with director Andrew Thomas Huang, Björk has made a short film for "Black Lake," the soul-ripping 10-minute centerpiece from her emotionally heavy new album Vulnicura. The video is part of Björk's new Museum Of Modern Art retrospective, where you'll be able to see it in some sort of immersive 3D experience. More »

Ex-Cult – “Clinical Study” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015
Memphis post-punk outfit Ex-Cult mediate their new breed of hardcore with the manic energy of what I can only imagine an early Dischord show must have felt like. It's timeless. The band released their latest EP, Cigarette Machine, last week, and today we're premiering a fan-shot video for the lead track, "Clinical Study." Ex-Cult's recording… More »

Spirit Club – “Duster” Video

By Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015
Spirit Club is the new side-project trio led by Wavves frontman Nathan Williams, and they only just announced the impending release of their self-titled debut. Their second video, after "Still Life," is for "Duster," a relatively soft, poppy song without that much punk in it. The video, on the other hand, has a… More »

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