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Brockhampton Take Over Gov Ball

Brockhampton have already taken over the world. Not too long ago, they were just a bunch of kids from Texas chatting on a Kanye West…
Peter Helman | June 1, 2019 - 3:50 pm


For someone my age, who came up just after the riot grrrl movement faded from headlines, Bikini Kill's reunion tour is an opportunity to revel…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 1, 2019 - 11:51 am

Björk’s Cornucopia Is A Sensory Feast

Björk’s Cornucopia is being billed as her "most elaborate staged concert to date." It lives up to the tagline, and then some.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 23, 2019 - 12:09 pm

At Her First-Ever American Club Show, Rosalía Proved She’s Ready For Arenas

Rosalía is still playing clubs, but the one-of-a-kind future-flamenco art-pop heroine almost feels ready for arenas. For the first American club show of her worldwide…
Christopher R. Weingarten | April 18, 2019 - 11:34 am

Stef Chura Continues To Be Underrated At SXSW

Stef Chura is the kind of artist that always feels underrated. Although the Detroit rocker's 2017 debut album Messes won her some critical attention and…
Peter Helman | March 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Barrie’s Sweet, Soft Camaraderie Cut Through The Din Of SXSW

Pleasant may sound like faint praise, but it's hard work to be pleasant. It's even harder to be pleasant while sustaining people's focus. To do…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2019 - 11:00 am

Car Seat Headrest’s Leveled-Up Live Show Lays Waste To SXSW

Back in February, Car Seat Headrest were the meat in a Matador Records sandwich at Madison Square Garden. Performing after buzzy upstart Snail Mail and…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2019 - 1:26 pm

CHAI Show SXSW What Disruption Really Means

It's CHAI week here at Stereogum, where we just named the rising Japanese punk band's new LP PUNK our reigning Album Of The Week. It's…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2019 - 11:52 am

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

Stereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2019 - 3:01 pm

911: Robyn’s Honey Tour Is Lethal

Robyn committed a crime last night and I’m here to tell you about it.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 9, 2019 - 11:01 am

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Travis Scott Made An Arena Feel Like A Packed Club And An Amusement Park At The Same Time

It started with a Ferris wheel and ended with a rollercoaster. The ever-escalating excesses of big-budget concert touring have led us to Travis Scott's Astroworld:…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2019 - 5:08 pm

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7 Observations From Kacey Musgraves’ Oh, What A World Tour

When Kacey Musgraves released Golden Hour last March, she tapped into a seemingly bottomless well of critical hosannas. Yours truly was personally responsible for a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2019 - 3:43 pm

At Last Night’s Star-Studded Chris Cornell Tribute Show, Miley Cyrus Outshined Everybody

Over the course of nearly five hours at the Forum in Los Angeles, I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell featured everything from…
Christopher R. Weingarten | January 17, 2019 - 10:43 am

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Dawn Of The Def: Our Trip To The Inaugural Día De Los Deftones

When I ask people what they think about San Diego, I mostly find out that they don’t. Unlike Los Angeles and the Bay Area, there’s…
Ian Cohen | November 6, 2018 - 12:47 pm

Artist Portraits From Desert Daze 2018

Last weekend, the seventh installment of Desert Daze took over Lake Perris in Southern California. For months, the festival had been updating an already impressive…
Ryan Leas | October 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm
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