Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – May 2019

Ahmad Jamal will turn 89 on July 2, and he doesn't perform live very often anymore. So when the opportunity to see him play at…
Phil Freeman | May 24, 2019 - 12:33 pm

The Anniversary

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Turns 10

The year was 2009; the song was "1901." Even more so than "My Girls," "Two Weeks," and "Stillness Is The Move" -- and arguably only…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Along with the new album that nobody liked, DJ Khaled released an insane seven music videos this past week. All of them are showy and…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 11:53 am

Interview

Cate Le Bon Finds New Structure

The rain can force us into unexpected places. Sometimes, it’s for the better. Such is the case when I meet Welsh musician and novice furniture…
Margaret Farrell | May 24, 2019 - 11:25 am

Gia Margaret – “Babies”

Gia Margaret's wonderful debut album, There's Always Glimmer, is getting a worldwide re-release today, and it includes a fresh track called "Babies," which was originally…
James Rettig | May 24, 2019 - 10:59 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Hues Corporation’s “Rock The Boat”

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 | May 24, 2019 - 10:56 am

The Anniversary

The Man Who Turns 20

"What you have now is something like Limp Bizkit on one side of the cliff and a lot of pop stuff on the other side,"
Ian King | May 24, 2019 - 10:53 am

Geto Boys Tour Cancelled

Earlier this month, Bushwick Bill, one third of the great long-running Houston rap group Geto Boys, announced to the world that he has stage 4…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 10:43 am

Ava Luna – “Take It Or Leave It”

Ava Luna just released a new album, Moon 2, in the fall, and a few of its members have been busy with side projects: Felicia…
James Rettig | May 24, 2019 - 10:24 am

Mac DeMarco Shows Off His Collection Of Garbage

Mac DeMarco's fascination with cultural flotsam is well-documented, and it's what animates things like his creeped-out animated video for "Here Comes The Cowboy." And when…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 10:24 am

The Flaming Lips – “Giant Baby” (Feat. Mick Jones)

The Flaming Lips released their new album King's Mouth: Music And Songs last month as a Record Store Day exclusive, limited to 4000 gold vinyl…
Peter Helman | May 24, 2019 - 10:19 am

Fiona Apple – “In My Room” (Feat. Jakob Dylan) (Beach Boys Cover)

Echo In The Canyon is a new documentary about the Laurel Canyon music scene -- it hits theaters in Los Angeles today (5/24) and New…
James Rettig | May 24, 2019 - 10:02 am

Kanye To Letterman: “Liberals Bully People Who Are Trump Supporters!”

Next week, Netflix will release the next season of David Letterman's new talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. On the show, Letterman spends…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 10:01 am

The Anniversary

Veckatimest Turns 10

Once considered breaking news, album leaks have become largely an innocuous nonentity. Nowadays it’s not only expected but sometimes even encouraged that your fans will…
Pranav Trewn | May 24, 2019 - 9:45 am

Watch A Deleted Scene From Showtime’s Wu-Tang Clan Documentary Of Mics And Men

There's an old story about the Wu-Tang Clan that's famous among journalists. One day, back in the early '90s, the rap journalist Cheo Hodari Coker…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 9:31 am

Watch The National Make A Quick Return To Colbert With “Rylan”

The National just played Stephen Colbert's Late Show last week, but they were already back at the Ed Sullivan Theater last night to do it…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2019 - 9:20 am

Bucks Owner’s Daughter Trolls Drake With Pusha-T Shirt

Last night, the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in gave five of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors now lead the series 3-2, and…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2019 - 9:08 am

Ed Sheeran – “Cross Me” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock)

Initially, we thought the release of "I Don’t Care," the blockbuster duet between mega stars Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, meant new a new project from…
Keely Quinlan | May 24, 2019 - 12:02 am

Watch James Blake Make His Daytime TV Debut On Ellen

James Blake released his new album, Assume Form, earlier this year. It's a star-studded collection of songs, featuring Travis Scott, André 3000, Rosialía, Metro Boomin,…
Julia Gray | May 23, 2019 - 10:10 pm

Trentemøller – “Sleeper”

Danish producer Trentemøller's sound is never stagnant. Last year, he released his slick and hazy DJ-mix album, Harbour Boat Trips Vol. 02 Copenhagen. Before that,…
Julia Gray | May 23, 2019 - 8:35 pm

Yhung T.O. – “Ooh Child / Some Day” Video

Yhung T.O. is a bright rap potential, and a member of the group SOB x RBE. This year, SOB x RBE released their Roll The
Keely Quinlan | May 23, 2019 - 7:50 pm

Stephen Malkmus Concedes Another Pavement Reunion Is “Realistic”

Stephen Malkmus co-founded the hugely influential indie rock band Pavement with Scott Kannberg in 1989. They broke up a decade later and reunited for a…
Julia Gray | May 23, 2019 - 7:36 pm

Young Thug – “The London” (Feat. Travis Scott & J. Cole)

Last year, Young Thug released his On The Rvn EP and his Slime Language compilation, plus a few collaborations and features. He performed at the…
Julia Gray | May 23, 2019 - 6:51 pm

Underworld – “Listen To Their No” & “Soniamode (Aditya Game Version)”

Over the course of the year, British dance music heroes Underworld have been sharing weekly music, film, and text pieces as part of their multimedia
Peter Helman | May 23, 2019 - 5:11 pm

Steve Lacy – “Hate CD”

Steve Lacy has been in the game for what feels like forever, but he's just getting around to releasing his first proper full-length album. Apollo
James Rettig | May 23, 2019 - 4:56 pm

Stereogum Sessions

Watch Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Stripped-Down Stereogum Session

After building up some solid buzz with their early releases, Melbourne rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever finally put their official full-length debut, Hope Downs, last…
Peter Helman | May 23, 2019 - 4:48 pm

Jonny Greenwood Thinks The “Slightly Unusual-Looking” Guy From SNL Should Play Him In A Movie

Who would play each Radiohead member in a biopic about the band? Good question! Jonny Greenwood has some thoughts.
James Rettig | May 23, 2019 - 4:39 pm

The Week In Pop

Jonas Brothers Are Pulling Off One Of The More Impressive Pop Comebacks In Recent Memory

Sometimes you enter into a pop cultural universe late and have to work backwards to fill in the gaps. Maybe you've decided to binge several…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2019 - 4:32 pm

Jose Canseco Responds To The Lonely Island’s Bash Brothers

Last night, the Lonely Island, the comedy-rap trio made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, released a surprise half-hour Netflix special and…
Peter Helman | May 23, 2019 - 3:20 pm

Sleater-Kinney’s New St. Vincent-Produced Album Is Called The Center Won’t Hold

At the top of this year we learned the very exciting news that Sleater-Kinney would soon be returning with their first album since 2015 comeback…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2019 - 3:12 pm
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