Hear Jason Isbell’s Furious New Song ‘Cumberland Gap’
News

Variations on the Appalachian folk tune “Cumberland Gap” paint the area – a mountain pass spanning Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia – as a hard-fought piece of ground, a Civil War battleground celebrated for its natural purity. In the present day, Jason Isbell conjures up a much bleaker vision of the territory with an original song from his new album. A squall of guitar feedback opens “Cumberland Gap,” some clear evidence that Isbell’s latest album The Nashville Sound is a considerably...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
‘La La Land’ Director Plots New Musical TV Show ‘The Eddy’
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La La Land director Damien Chazelle will direct a new musical TV series called The Eddy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will center around a club in modern-day Paris, its owner, the house band and “the volatile city that surrounds them.” British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne will write The Eddy. Thorne is known for co-writing the This Is England spin-off series with Shane Meadows and creating the supernatural BBC show The Fades. He’s also written for the hit teen drama...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
I Brazilian Waxed With Sugar & Now I’ll Do It Forever
Beauty

I firmly believe that there is no greater intimacy in life than that between a girl and her waxer. Truly, with whom else could you divulge your innermost secrets while simultaneously holding open your own butt cheeks? I know – welcome to the world of women. And while all that cheery chatter may distract you momentarily, there is no denying that the entire process is painful as hell. But alas, if you’re the type to rid yourself of body hair (at...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Flashback: See Beach Boys Cover Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’
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In 1971, the Beach Boys were in the midst of their tumultuous post-surf period, yet had released two acclaimed LPs, 1970’s Sunflower and, in the summer of 1971, the ironically titled Surf’s Up, which had nothing at all in common with the sun-and-sand-filled tunes that they were world-famous for a decade earlier. With issues including civil rights, ecology and Vietnam at the forefront of American minds, and the Watergate scandal looming, taking lyrics seriously was so important to the band...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Hear Ariana Grande, Cashmere Cat’s Tropical House Ballad ‘Quit’
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Ariana Grande joins Norwegian producer/DJ Cashmere Cat for an effervescent new ballad, “Quit.” The track will appear on Cashmere Cat’s debut album, 9, which arrives April 28th. On “Quit,” Grande details a troubled relationship that neither party wants to end. “I can’t quit you/ Yeah I’m gonna regret it.” Cashmere Cat’s production begins with a keyboard progression and builds to a deft drop that introduces a tropical house-inspired instrumental hook. Grande and Cashmere Cat first...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
How Video Games Inspired ‘Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley
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Read the full interview with Ben Wheatley on Glixel. Free Fire, out in theaters now, is the latest movie from director Ben Wheatley, whose previous cult hits include Down Terrace, Kill List and the J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise. Wheatley is a big fan of video games, and Free Fire was directly influenced by sandbox building game Minecraft and hardcore shooter Counter-Strike. “I had played a lot of Minecraft when we were doing High Rise because we were away from home and it...

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HBO to Air Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday
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The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO this Sunday, April 29th. The ceremony took place in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 7th. At this year’s festivities, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes were the recipients of the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Chic’s Nile Rodgers was presented with the Award for Musical Excellence. Special guests who appeared on-hand to induct the 2017...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Watch Dave Grohl Jam With Preservation Hall Jazz Band on ‘Colbert’
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Dave Grohl joined Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human for a monster jam on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday. Grohl was on hand with his mother, Virginia, to discuss From Cradle to Stage, her new book about rock star moms. After the interview, Grohl leapt off the couch and jumped behind a drum set to join Preservation Hall and The Late Show house band for a fiery rendition of the former’s new song, “Santiago.”  This isn’t the first time...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Fall Out Boy Preview New LP ‘Mania’ With Sinister ‘Young and Menace’ Video
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Fall Out Boy have released a cinematic clip for lead single “Young and Menace,” the first single from their seventh studio album Mania set for release on September 15th. A young girl raised by beast-like creatures is seen discovering her own humanity in the “Young and Menace” video, asking her animal parents about her past. She then escapes to see the human world, an adventure ominously soundtracked by the harsh, electro-rock song that references Nikki Sixx and Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
7 Social Faux Pas You’re Definitely Making
Society

Self awareness is a virtue. One that is getting more and more difficult to possess in this Instagram world of ‘look at me,’ ‘listen to me,’ and ‘oh, I’m sorry, did you say something?’ Check yourself before you socially wreck yourself, and drop these ill-mannered misdemeanors....

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Little Dragon’s ‘Celebrate’ Video Is a Surreal Acid Trip
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Swedish synth-pop outfit Little Dragon unveiled a bizarre and engrossing new video for “Celebrate,” off their new album, Season High. The Ossian Melin-directed clip comprises a mess of bizarre images washed in psychedelic effects. Singer Yukimi Nagano dances to the infectious track on a cliff overlooking a city, a stabbed piñata oozes green slime and drummer Erik Bodin watches in a giddy daze as a guitarist rips through the outrageous solo that closes “Celebrate.” Little Dragon are touring the U.S. in...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Is This The Prettiest Ice Cream In NYC?
Food

Leave it to a downtown sweet shop to take something as bland as flavorless soft serve and turn it into an Instagrammable treat made of premium ingredients! Soft Swerve has been serving up both #lewks and ice cream cones in their Chinatown joint, and the foodie and fashionable set just can’t get enough. The shop offers an array of colors and flavors such as a self-proclaimed “yammy” lavender made from Ube, a purple yam from the Philippines, black sesame, macapuno coconut, and,...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Watch Nikki Lane’s Rhinestone-Studded ‘Jackpot’ on ‘Conan’
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Nikki Lane and her band hit the Conan stage last night in some vintage, rhinestone-studded Western wear – outfits overshadowed only by their blazing performance of “Jackpot,” from her new album Highway Queen. Lane’s defiant twang has just the right amount of grit, while a pedal steel adds some atmospheric honky-tonk to the Las Vegas-inspired love song. Highway Queen came out earlier this year, with “Jackpot” landing on Rolling Stone‘s “Our Favorite Songs Right Now” list in February....

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Watch Dave Grohl Talk Bad Grades With Mom on ‘Colbert’
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Dave Grohl endured the embarrassment of having his sixth grade report card shared on national TV during an interview alongside his mother, Virginia Grohl, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday. The Grohls were on hand to discuss Virginia’s new book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars. Colbert happily detailed Grohl’s poor marks in categories like “Respects Authority” and “Accepts Responsibility,” though the rocker jumped in to defend himself, quipping,...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Watch ‘The Simpsons’ Skewer Donald Trump’s First 100 Days
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The Simpsons celebrate President Donald Trump‘s big accomplishments from his first 100 days in office – lowering his golf handicap, increasing his Twitter followers, making it legal to shoot hibernating bears – in a hilarious and depressing new short. The clip opens with scenes of West Wing chaos as Sean Spicer dangles from a rope in the Briefing Room and Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon strangle each other. Meanwhile, Trump lays in bed and scrolls through his phone, as the tiny dog...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Watch Dan Auerbach’s Solitary New ‘King of a One Horse Town’ Video
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Dan Auerbach previewed his upcoming solo album Waiting on a Song with the scenic video for new song “King of a One Horse Town.” Auerbach’s album will be released on June 2nd. Directed by Aaron Hymes and set primarily in the town of Helper, Utah, a long-haired man is seen mostly in solitude smoking and driving aimlessly. The serene, playful clip has the man taking in his surroundings, enjoying the view of the mountains and his time alone. In a statement,...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
See Ruth B’s Live Debut of Soulful Single ‘If This Is Love’
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Last year, rising singer-songwriter Ruth B debuted her current new single “If This Is Love” during a performance at New York City’s Joe’s Pub. She has unveiled an exclusive clip of the live performance ahead of the release of her debut album Safe Haven. Ruth B wrote the song on a Sunday during rehearsals for her first-ever NYC show and premiered at the gig the following night. She even has to use a lyric sheet while sitting at the piano...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Hear Levi Hummon’s Ed Sheeran-Inspired New Song ‘Don’t Waste the Night’
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Last year, Nashville native Levi Hummon made Rolling Stone Country‘s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know list on the strength of his pop-heavy take on contemporary country. Now he’s back with a new single, “Don’t Waste the Night,” that showcases the best of his pop sensibilities. The earnest earworm has shades of Ed Sheeran and even Justin Bieber, tying pop radio-worthy verses to an intricate, layered chorus that subtly reflects Hummon’s country roots. Echoes of Sheeran were no...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Hear Buckingham McVie’s Bubbly New Song ‘Feel About You’
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Fleetwood Mac‘s Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham show off their still-potent songwriting chemistry on “Feel About You,” the latest track to be unveiled from their forthcoming debut album as a duo. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie will be released on June 9th. “Feel About You” is a bubbly pop-rock song similar to much of McVie’s solo work and the material she wrote and sang lead on for Fleetwood Mac in the Eighties. “You are the sky at night/Black and white/Green and blue,”...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Watch Rick Ross, Young Thug, Wale’s Fiery ‘Trap Trap Trap’ on ‘Fallon’
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Rick Ross, Young Thug and Wale took over The Tonight Show with a performance of “Trap Trap Trap” Wednesday. The track appears on the Maybach Music chief’s latest album Rather You Than Me. Ross set the stage with an energizing opening salvo, after which Young Thug joined him onstage for a flashy, furious and frantically censored verse (“So many different meds on me/ Fuck around, call the feds on me”). Wale descended from The Tonight Show bleachers to close out...

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