Hear Sturgill Simpson Protege Tyler Childers’ New ‘Whitehouse Road’
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Tyler Childers doesn’t know what it is about his home state of Kentucky that is breeding some of country and Americana’s keenest current songwriters, like Sturgill Simpson, Angaleena Presley and Kelsey Waldon, and he doesn’t really care to guess. “Maybe it’s just in the water,” he says, calling from a church parking lot on his birthday, before deadpanning, “you know, from the sulfur and stuff.” Whatever is it – the water, the bluegrass in the bones, the blue-collar existence where...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
See Big Boi, Run the Jewels in Danger Mouse’s Breakneck ‘Chase Me’ Video
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Danger Mouse and Run the Jewels‘ rapper El-P hop in the car with actor Ansel Elgort for a high-speed getaway in the new video for “Chase Me.” The song appears in the upcoming film Baby Driver, with the video emulating the car chase scenes that anchor the film. “Chase Me” loops a snappy breakbeat and flecks of crude guitar from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms.” The video adds a slew of percussive noises to the already battering tune: squealing breaks,...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
NYC Sushi Legend To Summer At Surf Lodge
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For those of you standing in the pit of uncertainty, on your weekly pilgrimage of trying to get into the Surf Lodge – things are about to get all the more enviable. For those of you smart enough to sneak your way in with a dinner reservation – things are about to get all the more delicious. Next Friday, June 30th, Surf will be welcoming beloved downtown sushi spot, and New York’s first hand-roll bar, DOMODOMO, to spend the summer at the...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Mobb Deep’s Havoc on Prodigy’s Death: ‘I Still Can’t Believe It’
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Mobb Deep rapper Havoc did not initially believe the reports of his longtime collaborator Prodigy’s death on Tuesday at age 42, according to TMZ. Prodigy had a long history of health troubles stemming from his battle with sickle cell anemia.  “I knew that he was in the hospital, but I know that he’s not dead – he goes to the hospital all the time,” Havoc remembered thinking, in a video obtained by TMZ. “Rumors get around, dumb shit. I was laughing...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Watch Hilarious ‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Trailer
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The debut trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, Netflix’s upcoming sequel series, showcases the weird, winding life paths of Camp Firewood’s signature misfits. In 1991, a decade after leaving the fictional Maine summer camp, Lindsay (Elizabeth Banks) hosts her own news show, “Puff Stuff”; McKinley (Michael Ian Black) is the father of a newborn baby; Victor (Ken Marino) is a male stripper; Andy (Paul Rudd) roams around in a leather jacket emblazoned with a “Most People Suck”...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Watch Haim Dance Down L.A. Street in Joyful ‘Want You Back’ Video
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Haim strut down a deserted Los Angeles street in the new video for “Want You Back.” The song will appear on the trio’s upcoming album, Something to Tell You, out July 7th.  The one-shot clip opens with Danielle Haim leaning up against a Ventura Boulevard street sign before making her way into the empty street where she meets her sisters, Alana and Este. The trio continue their long walk in lockstep with the snappy “Want You Back,” tossing in a...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
See Radiohead’s Paranoia-Inducing ‘Man of War’ Video
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Radiohead released a cryptic, uneasy video for “Man of War” on Thursday. The song is one of three bonus tunes set for release on OKNOTOK, the 20th anniversary reissue of the band’s OK Computer album.  “Man of War” is a crisp mid-tempo ballad with pretty string arrangements and shiny piano parts. Only the occasional shards of distressed electric guitar hint at the anxiety in the nerve-wracking lyrics from Thom Yorke, who warns,  “drunken confessions and hijacked affairs will just make...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: My 15 Favorite Metal and Hard Rock Albums
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When Rolling Stone began ranking the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time, one of the first musicians we consulted was Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Not only did he co-write and drum on five of the LPs that made the list – including the Number Two pick, Master of Puppets – he’s been one of metal’s most prominent and outspoken mouthpieces for nearly four decades now. He’s demonstrated his impeccable taste in interviews and on Metallica’s numerous “garage days” releases, on...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Brits Sure Know How To Throw A Garden Party
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On the hottest day in June for the last 40 years, on the longest day of the year, the second annual V&A Summer Party gathered London’s finest, poshest, and most creative for a garden party of earthly delights – mainly the hunky men stationed every which way offering up cocktails and champagne. Showing up in an array of festive frocks, clearly, people take their solstice seriously.  All of the usual social suspects were in attendance, from Eugenie and Beatrice to Edie Campbell and Elizabeth...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
6 NYC BBQ Joints You Can’t Miss This Summer
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Just because we are surrounded by skyscrapers and halal carts, New Yorkers shouldn’t have to miss out on the savory joy of quality barbecue worthy of a Texas cowboy. These juicy hot spots make for great summer hangs, so bring on the meat sweats baby! Sorry, vegans need not apply....

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Hear Infamous Stringdusters’ Rollicking ‘Hard Life’ From New Live Album
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Seven albums into being a band, the Infamous Stringdusters are finding new ways to keep their music fresh. The bluegrass quintet released its seventh LP, Laws of Gravity, back in January and immediately began fiddling with the finished project. The band started by recording a mash-up of every song on the album, and then went one step further by cutting a live version of the album: Laws of Gravity: Live. The Stringdusters release the live record digitally on Friday, June...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
See Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers Take on Pro-Trump Activists on ‘Late Night’
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Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunited on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday. The pair took on the alt-right, pro-Trump activists who attempted to disrupt Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, in which Caesar appears to resemble Trump, last Friday in New York. The former Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” hosts fittingly resumed their classic “Really!?!” segment for the task. “Now let me get this straight. You waited in line to get tickets to a...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Future Announces Future Hndrxx World Tour Dates
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Future has announced the dates for the second leg of his 2017 tour, dubbed The Future Hndrxx Tour. The rapper will launch his new run of live dates as headliner at Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 8th before he heads overseas. The 34-date tour then takes him to Portugal and he will perform his first-ever shows in Africa (July 21st in Mozambique and July 22nd in Tanzania) before he returns to North America for a string of festival and amphitheater...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
Jason Aldean Sets ‘Concert for the Kids’ Benefit Show
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Jason Aldean has announced the date of his second annual Concert for the Kids. The “They Don’t Know” singer will perform on Friday, August 11th, in his hometown of Macon, Georgia. The concert – this time featuring Aldean’s full band – benefits the Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, in Macon. Aldean raised more than half a million dollars with last year’s inaugural benefit, an acoustic solo performance. Tickets to this year’s show go on sale June 23rd. Aldean has had a...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
See Luke Combs’ Jubilant Cover of Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Brand New Man’
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Luke Combs has one of those voices that sounds right singing just about anything. So while recent Number One “Hurricane” asserts his place as a rising star in the current country marketplace, the North Carolina native can easily switch things up with an ace cover of Brooks and Dunn’s chart-topping 1991 debut “Brand New Man.” In an acoustic performance recorded for the Sony Music Nashville series Live @ 1201, Combs confidently belts out the tune with a little instrumental and...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Could Party Drug Ketamine Be a Treatment for Depression?
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Anne McNealis tried at least a dozen medications to manage her depression before turning to ketamine. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Cymbalta – you name it, she’s used it. But McNealis couldn’t tolerate those conventional treatments, she says. She has struggled with severe depression for about 20 years and even on medication, she still woke up every morning wishing she hadn’t. Two years ago, McNealis decided to enroll in a ketamine clinic at a Kaiser Permanente facility in San Francisco to see...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Lions, Tigers & Socialites Galore At The WCS 2017 Gala
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‘Twas a wild affair on Thursday, June 8th, when the Wildlife Conservation Society hosted its 2017 gala on the gorgeous grounds of the Central Park Zoo. More than 500 guests gathered in their black tie best to support the preservation of the world’s majestic big cats. According to the WCS, wild tigers have gone from 100,000 to a mere 3,400 in the past century, and only some 30,000 lions remain in the wild today. Those numbers should be chilling for...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Former NFL Player Ryan O’Callaghan Comes Out as Gay: Why It Matters
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Two weeks before former NFL offensive tackle Ryan O’Callaghan’s world turned upside down, he went to the Los Angeles Pride parade and festival. Being in that environment and walking around West Hollywood wasn’t a shell-shocking experience, to use O’Callahan’s own words. He’d been an out gay man for several years. He didn’t fit the gay stereotypes, but O’Callaghan had spent a lot of time cultivating a self-accepting identity that he spent so much time trying to escape. O’Callaghan knew that...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Watch TLC Dance, Croon in Playful ‘Haters’ Video
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TLC confidently brush off their naysayers in their laid-back “Haters” video, dancing and mugging for the camera alongside an eclectic group of fans in a Brady Bunch-styled split-screen. T-Boz and Chilli co-star in the minimalist clip, trading verses and harmonizing throughout the synth-driven R&B-pop tune. The visual concludes by promoting Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. TLC released the track last month as the first single from their upcoming self-titled LP, out June 30th. The girl-group’s fifth album will...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Eli Young Band Singer Talks New Album, Finding ‘Old-School’ Sound
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For the past 15 years, Eli Young Band’s albums have arrived in three-year intervals. That means that Fingerprints, the Texas act’s sixth LP and follow up to 2014’s chart-topping 10,000 Towns, is right on schedule. Except it’s not nearly so simple for this hard-touring band, who find themselves hitting the reset button and joining a new label just a few short years after they seemed poised to make the jump to crossover success. “It was important to us with this...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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