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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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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The Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock hasn’t achieved the same level of celebrity or acclaim as Kendrick Lamar or Schoolboy Q, both of whom came up alongside Jay Rock as part of the Black Hippy crew and the TDE label. But Jay Rock has always been an emotive, incensed, driven rapper, and good things are […]

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Back in January, the Baton Rouge rap star Kevin Gates was released from prison. Shortly after a previous prison release, he’d been sentenced to 30 months in prison on an outstanding weapons warrant, but he’d gotten out after nine months. But because of the restrictions of his probation, Gates can’t leave Illinois, where … More […]

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