Thom Yorke is a scrawny little guy with a graying ponytail and a general sense of droopiness around him. This is fine. We will continue to like him anyway. In fact, maybe that’s part of the reason we continue to like him. But the truth remains: Thom Yorke does not look like someone who could […]

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The people at Jimmy Kimmel Live have been nice enough to build a whole outdoors set — a festival stage, basically — for performances from bigger bands. If the musical act is popular enough, they’ll play outside, and at least a few hundred fans will get to see them play in a parking-lot-sized lot. Often, […]

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A year ago today, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room at the way-too-young age of 52. Today marks the one-year anniversary of his death, and Vicky Cornell, his widow, is hosting a public vigil for her late husband tonight in Los Angeles. The vigil, set to begin … […]

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Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley was sued on Thursday (May 17) for sexual harassment by trumpeter James Frost-Winn, who worked with Tinsley in the band Crystal Garden. In the lawsuit, obtained by Billboard, Frost-Winn accuses Tinsley of sexually flirting with verbal sexual comments, physically touching and sexting, including communications wherein Tinsley told Frost-Winn that […]

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After months of testing and teasing, YouTube will relaunch its streaming platform next Tuesday (May 22) with multiple subscription price points alongside an entry-level, ad-supported version. The new service, YouTube Music, comes with an array of tools to take on Spotify, Apple Music and other established subscription platforms, and promises thousands of playlists, millions of […]

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Bristol’s Trust Fund, the sharp and giddy project led by Bristol’s Ellis Jones, have given us four albums of old-school UK indie-pop. The last of those albums was 2016’s We Have Always Lived In The Harolds, and it was good. (They also released the single “Splitter” last year.) And now Trust Fund have … More […]

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I don’t know what I was expecting the first time I saw Florence + The Machine live. Something stately, maybe? But stately is not what Florence Welch is, at least not onstage. Instead, she’s a dervish of energy, sprinting and twirling across stages and out into audiences, her vivid plume of red hair flying out […]

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Trust Beach House to make a standard-issue late-night TV promotional appearance feel like a druidic ritual. The Baltimore dream-pop greats just released the overwhelming new album 7, which may well be their best. And on last night’s Kimmel, the performed the mythic, slow-bubbling “Drunk In LA,” which is both a highlight of the album … […]

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In the time following their 2016 sophomore album We All The Light, there was a lot of change in the lives of the individual members of North Carolina folk-rock band River Whyless. Some settled down with spouses while others moved across the country searching to clarify their identity. Eventually, they came back together, channeling new […]

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“Passionfruit,” a breezy and house-inflected party song from Drake’s 2017 album More Life, has been covered many, many times over the past year or so. Artists like Paramore, Franz Ferdinand, and Yaeji have all taken a crack at it. My theory: It’s a good song, and not a particularly hard one … More »

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