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A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

Let's get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde's concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty.
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2018 - 11:28 am

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Despite Making The Best Music Of Their Career, MGMT Are Still Imprisoned By Their Past

MGMT never had a chance to sell out because they arrived already bought-in. Instead, after finding success on their debut album, the band adhered to…
Pranav Trewn | March 19, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Charli XCX Brings The Future To Brooklyn

When you grow up consuming the products of the pop machine, you quickly come to realize there’s a formula to it all. Be malleable and…
Layla Halabian | March 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm

SXSW 2018: Waxahatchee Plays New Songs For Rachael Ray

Less than a decade ago, Katie Crutchfield was performing at punk houses as part of P.S. Eliot, and now she's out here playing for celebrity…
James Rettig | March 18, 2018 - 5:01 pm

SXSW 2018: bbymutha Can And Will Win You Over, No Problem

Midway through bbymutha's set at Fader Fort yesterday, the rapper looked out at the crowd and said: "There's this thing my daughter does before my…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 17, 2018 - 12:27 pm

SXSW 2018: Illuminati Hotties Are The Best Band That Almost No One Saw

There's a trajectory that a lot of the best bands playing SXSW tend to follow, in that the first year they're here barely anyone sees…
James Rettig | March 17, 2018 - 12:24 pm

SXSW 2018: Soccer Mommy’s “Scorpio Rising” Is The Only Song

Soccer Mommy kind of dresses like Avril Lavigne. When she walked onto the Fader Fort stage yesterday, Sophie Allison wore a pair of black leather…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 16, 2018 - 12:48 pm

SXSW 2018: Behold Superorganism’s Ecstatic Pop Utopia

Superorganism take the stage in a cult-like procession. Most of them are wearing brightly colored rain jackets, hoods up. Their three back-up singers are holding…
James Rettig | March 15, 2018 - 1:36 pm

SXSW 2018: I Am Obsessed With Hop Along

I truly believe in my heart of hearts that Frances Quinlan is a national treasure. Every time I see her perform I feel like I’m…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 15, 2018 - 1:28 pm

SXSW 2018: Mal Blum Is Punk’s Greatest Hidden Treasure

Mal Blum has been releasing music for over a decade now, and in that time they've built up a solid fanbase, most recently opening up…
James Rettig | March 14, 2018 - 12:50 pm

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Rabit & House Of Kenzo Bring The Club To The Festival At Day For Night

The festival experience can often feel static and uninspired, sort of like screaming into the void if the void was a bunch of people waiting…
James Rettig | December 19, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Nine Inch Nails, Cardi B, & En Vogue Highlight Houston’s Wet And Wondrous Day For Night

Houston has had a year. In August, the world watched as Hurricane Harvey submerged the city in an incomprehensible amount of water, and as freeways…
Gabriela Tully Claymore & James Rettig | December 18, 2017 - 2:29 pm

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Searching For The Meaning Of Christmas At The Lil Uzi Vert Show

I spent the year learning the fragility of my own body. At any point in the last 11 months, I could have been gunned down…
Pranav Trewn | December 18, 2017 - 10:10 am

Photos: A 2nd Annual Stereogum Christmas Show 2017

We threw our second annual Stereogum Christmas Show last night at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right. Remember Sports and Mannequin Pussy opened with incendiary sets, and…
Stereogum | December 6, 2017 - 12:52 pm

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St. Vincent Brings Pop Art Plasticity To Brooklyn

Ever since we were first introduced to Annie Clark's brilliant new St. Vincent album MASSEDUCTION, there have been a few defining characteristics that drew a…
Ryan Leas | December 3, 2017 - 2:36 pm
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