Status Ain't Hood

ALLBLACK Carries The Bay Area Flame

"Thank you, Kenny." That's something the Oakland rapper ALLBLACK says over and over on 2 Minute Drills, his new collaborative EP with the producer Kenny…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 11:30 am


‘Til Today: 25 Years After Her Solo Debut, Aimee Mann Looks Back

Before she had no luck at all, Aimee Mann had beginner's luck. She hit it big at the age of 24 with one of the…
Doug Bleggi | November 21, 2018 - 11:21 am

LFO Singer Devin Lima Dead At 41

LFO singer Devin Lima died at age 41 on Wednesday morning (11/21) following a yearlong battle with stage 4 cancer, according to TMZ.
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | November 21, 2018 - 11:19 am

Watch St. Vincent Cover Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” In Brooklyn

Last month, St. Vincent released MassEducation, a stripped-down reworking of her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION. She recorded the reimagining with Doveman's Thomas Bartlett on the piano,…
James Rettig | November 21, 2018 - 11:17 am

Wild Pink, Lilith, & More Cover Carly Rae Jepsen For E•MO•TION Tribute Album

Carly Rae Jepsen, Queen Of Pop, is about to start a new era. Earlier this month, she released "Party For One," the first single from…
James Rettig | November 21, 2018 - 10:56 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 10:43 am

Sounding Board

Every Song On The Beatles’ “White Album” Ranked Worst To Best

"The White Album" was a neat little concept. Actually, it was a sprawling mess that defies concept, but still: clever idea to roll this one…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2018 - 10:00 am

Hear Christine And The Queens Cover Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” & Mash It Up With Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”

Héloïse Letissier, the French pop auteur who records as Christine And The Queens, has been perfecting an oblique and personal take on pop music, and…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 9:50 am

Fontaines D.C. – “The Cuckoo Is A-Callin'”

The Irish post-punk combo Fontaines D.C. impressed us mightily with "Too Real," their tense and explosive single from earlier this month -- so much that…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2018 - 9:39 am

Weezer – “Zombie Bastards” Video

Weezer didn't release an album in 2018, and yet this has still been one of the biggest Weezer years in recent memory, largely on the…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 9:28 am

Thyla – “Blue”

Thyla, Brighton's grungy dream-pop heroes and Band To Watch, have shared the latest off their debut EP, What’s On Your Mind, due this February. …
Jael Goldfine | November 21, 2018 - 9:21 am

Post Malone, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, & Foo Fighters Headlining 2019 Reading & Leeds Festivals

The headliners for the 2019 Reading and Leeds festivals in England were revealed on Wednesday morning, with Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters, and…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | November 21, 2018 - 9:16 am

Pusha-T’s Toronto Show Breaks Out In In Onstage Brawl, Pusha Accuses Drake Of Paying People To Throw Beer

The best rap feud in years isn't over yet. Pusha-T and Drake stopped making songs about one another months ago, and they reached the stage…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 8:57 am

Phosphorescent – “House Of Cards” (Radiohead Cover)

Back in October, Matthew Houck released a new album for his folk-rock project Phosphorescent. C’est La Vie is his first new album since 2013's Muchacho.
Julia Gray | November 20, 2018 - 9:19 pm

Dean Ween To Open A Cannabis-Friendly Music Venue In Denver

Ween guitarist, Dean Ween, has put forth plans to establish a weed-friendly music venue in Denver. According to the Denver Post, the proposal was announced…
Taylor Mims / Billboard | November 20, 2018 - 8:58 pm

MusiCares’ Dolly Parton Tribute Concert Lines Up Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Mark Ronson, & More

Every year before the Grammys, the Recording Academy names a musician as the MusiCares Person Of The Year. This year's honoree is Dolly Parton, who…
James Rettig | November 20, 2018 - 11:50 am

Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock & TOBACCO) – “Acid King” Video

Aesop Rock toured with psychedelic synth-sludge weirdos Black Moth Super Rainbow way back in 2007. A year later, the underground rap veteran teamed up with…
Peter Helman | November 20, 2018 - 11:45 am

Frankie Cosmos, Vagabon, & More Playing “Love Speech” Benefit Concert At Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre

Last month, the Brooklyn synagogue Union Temple was the target of anti-semitic graffiti. The synagogue also doubles as a music venue called Murmrr Theatre, where…
James Rettig | November 20, 2018 - 11:41 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Unreqvited Mosaic I: L’Amour Et L’Ardeur

Maybe it's Friday Night Lights. Maybe I'm conditioned. But there's a certain kind of ringing, sustained guitar chord that kicks me in the soul every…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2018 - 11:06 am

6ix9ine Denied Bail, Facing Possible Life Sentence

On Sunday night, federal agents arrested the New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine on racketeering and gun charges. At the time, many of us speculated that…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2018 - 10:26 am

Sneaks – “Money Don’t Grow On Trees” Video

Eva Moolchan is releasing their third album as Sneaks, Highway Hypnosis, at the beginning of next year. She's shared a few tracks from it already,…
James Rettig | November 20, 2018 - 10:17 am

Earl Sweatshirt – “The Mint” (Feat. Navy Blue)

A couple of weeks ago, Californian rap cult hero Earl Sweatshirt broke a long silence, releasing the new track "Nowhere2Go." The new song came after…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2018 - 9:50 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2018 - 9:27 am

Watch Bono & Pharrell Sing “Stayin’ Alive” On Jimmy Kimmel’s (RED) Show

Once a year, Jimmy Kimmel Live dedicates one big all-star holiday show to raising money (RED), Bono's charity that works to increase AIDS awareness. Lots…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2018 - 9:00 am

Texas Pastor Leads Community In Prayer As “Devil-Worshipping” Band Ghost Comes To Town

Swedish heavy metal outfit Ghost are headed to Midland, Texas, and the community isn't too pleased. On Friday, Midlanders joined together to pray and "plead…
Julia Gray | November 19, 2018 - 8:47 pm

Smashing Pumpkins Threaten To Record Christmas Album

It’s the holiday season—a terrible time for something bad to happen to you or your loved ones, wouldn’t you agree? Let’s say you slip and…
Andy Cush / Spin | November 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm

Lena Dunham & Ben Lee Psychoanalyzed Noel & Liam Gallagher Last Night With A Little Help From Brad Pitt

When Lena Dunham and Ben Lee announced their "psychological exploration" of Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher back in September, I wondered, "Who cares?" and "Why?"
Julia Gray | November 19, 2018 - 6:27 pm

The Rolling Stones Announce 2019 US Tour Dates

Fifty-six years in, the Rolling Stones are still rolling. The classic rockers just announced a new round of American tour dates for 2019. They're calling…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Grandaddy – “Bison On The Plains”

Last year, the reunited late-'90s early-'00s indie-rockers Grandaddy released Last Place, their first album in 11 years. And today, they're back with "Bison On The…
Peter Helman | November 19, 2018 - 12:49 pm


Nicole Atkins & Mark Lanegan – “November Rain” (Guns N’ Roses Cover)

It was raining today when I stepped outside my house in Ohio on the way to my office. It was cold. It was, obviously, November.
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
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