Watch Brazilian Girls Tour Argentina in New ‘Pirates’ Video
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Brazilian Girls unveiled an uplifting new video for “Pirates.” The track is the band’s first single from their upcoming album, Let’s Make Love, out April 13th.  Juan Gonzs directed the video, shot in Buenos Aires while the band toured Argentina. The clip blends footage of Brazilian Girls backstage at a giant festival, running through the halls and vacuuming the walls of their hotel, posing for a photoshoot and performing on stage for a rambunctious crowd. “Since we all live in...

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Diplo, Tiesto, Zedd Lead Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas Lineup
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Diplo, Zedd, Tiësto and Kaskade are among the acts that lead 2018’s Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas lineup. In its 22nd year, EDC Las Vegas will take place May 18th through May 20th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack and Marshmello will also take top billing. This year, 250 acts will appear across eight stages, performing a variety of dance music subgenres, including trap, trance, techno, bass, house and bounce. More than 25 back-to-back performances are planned, including...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Nick Cave Concert Film ‘Distant Sky’ Coming to Theaters
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Last year, Nick Cave and his band, the Bad Seeds, embarked on one of the most emotional tours of his career, supporting an album recorded in the aftermath of the death of one of his sons. Now he’s releasing a film, Distant Sky, of a concert the band played in Copenhagen as a one-night only screening in movie theaters around the world. The screening will take place April 12th. David Barnard, whose credits include films and documentaries about Radiohead, Björk,...

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Smashing Pumpkins Plot Reunion Tour Culling From First Five Albums
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Three-fourths of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ classic lineup will reunite for a North American tour this summer. The trek marks Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin’s first tour together since 2000, though the band’s original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky will not join the trio. The Shiny and Oh So Bright tour starts July 12th at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona and wraps September 7th at the Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho. Tickets go on sale February...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Review: Britain’s New Jazz Vanguard Is Funky, Vibrant, Fun and May Cross Over
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Various Artists, We Out Here | *** 1/2Nubya Garcia, Nubya’s 5ive | ****Ashley Henry & the Re:Ensemble, Easter EP | *** 1/2 The question of who will “save” jazz – a music that celebrated a century on record in 2017 – is one that gets a new answer every few years. The cycle goes like this: A flashy award, a pop cosign, a high-profile collaboration or some intangible sense of “relevance” suddenly brings an artist like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper or Kamasi Washington to...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Peter Buck, Joseph Arthur Reveal ‘Spontaneous’ New Band, Arthur Buck
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In normal circumstances, Joseph Arthur never would’ve waited a year to pick up his Dobro – a prized guitar he left behind after playing a festival there. But the Grammy-nominated artist and prolific singer-songwriter spent the last year focusing on a personal transformation that, in turn, caused him to write a solo album. So he needed that guitar. So in Todos Santos, he ran into his old friend Peter Buck. “I was like, come swimming!” the 61-year-old guitarist tells Rolling...

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Hear Frank Ocean’s Serene Cover of ‘Moon River’
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Frank Ocean unveiled a serene cover of the pop standard, “Moon River.” The singer posted the track to Tumblr with the note, “in the late night.” The cover finds Ocean weaving together an array of vocal takes over the steady strumming of a guitar. This hypnotic mix builds slightly towards a subtle but chilling peak as sweeping strings and a bubbly synth line creep into the arrangement. Composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer wrote “Moon River,” which Audrey Hepburn...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Courtney Barnett Previews New Album With ‘Nameless, Faceless’
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Courtney Barnett unveiled a biting new song, “Nameless, Faceless,” set to appear on her upcoming album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18th via Mom and Pop, Marathon Artists and Barnett’s own Milk! Records. “Nameless, Faceless” is a deft indictment of fragile male egos and the many forms of violence against women, from vicious internet comments to random physical attacks. Over a jangly guitar melody, Barnett responds to her anonymous critics with a mix of blunt empathy and...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Against Saint Pablo Tour Insurers
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Kanye West has settled his lawsuit against insurer Lloyd’s of London. Howard King, the attorney representing West’s touring company in the suit, confirmed in a statement to Rolling Stone that “the dispute has been amicably resolved.” The rapper alleged the insurer withheld paying claims from the portion of West’s canceled Saint Pablo tour in 2016. West filed the $10 million suit last August. According to the now-settled suit, West’s touring company, Very Good Touring Inc. alleged that Lloyd’s of London...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
See T-Pain Run Away With the Bride in New ‘May I’ Video
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T-Pain portrays a wedding singer who leaves the nuptials with more than a paycheck in his new video for “May I” featuring Mr. Talkbox. Written and edited by T-Pain and co-directed with G Visuals, the black-and-white clip opens innocently enough with scenes at the church and at the reception, where T-Pain sings for guests. “So may I have this dance?,” he croons. “‘Cause I, all I got one last chance/ So just breathe.” But the seemingly celebratory event takes a...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Metallica to Receive Music’s ‘Nobel Prize’
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Nearly 40 years into their career, Metallica will receive the Polar Music Prize – an equivalent award to the Nobel Prize – this coming spring. The award recognizes international excellence in music. The group will receive an award of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. The band will donate the money to its own All Within My Hands organization, which aids communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations and other local services. “Not since Wagner’s emotional turmoil...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Prince Collaborator Selling ‘Soft and Wet’ Songwriting Stake on eBay
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Amid the bevy of Prince auctions offering clothing, handwritten lyrics and other ephemera from Paisley Park, a former Minnesota studio owner is offering a truly unique item on eBay: A co-songwriting credit on Prince’s first solo single “Soft and Wet.” Chris Moon, credited with co-writing the lyrics to the track off 1978’s For You as well as nurturing the career of the soon-to-be music icon in the late Seventies, is selling his stake in the song for Buy It Now...

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Ryan Adams Delivers Valentine’s Day Gift With New Song ‘Baby I Love You’
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Ryan Adams delivered a Valentine’s Day gift to fans with new song “Baby I Love You,” the singer’s first track since releasing Prisoner in February 2017. The song’s accompanying visual was directed by Brook Linder. “Baby I Love You” – which is not a cover of the Ronettes classic – is similar to Adams’ lovelorn double LP Love Is Hell. But here, Adams’ perspective on romance is slightly brighter. “If I cry to you / Can you hold me still? / I...

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Machine Gun Kelly Explores Relationship’s End in ‘The Break Up’ Video
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Machine Gun Kelly explores a relationship’s bitter end with his colorful “The Break Up” video. Director Jordan Wozy follows the rapper and his ex as they air grievances over the phone, shifting through color-coded rooms that include one filled with cacti and another with “Fuck You” balloons. The rapper also marked Valentine’s Day by launching another unsentimental project: his 1-800-The-Break-Up website, which allows users to text custom relationship-ending messages or pre-set, greeting card-styled disses....

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Hear Khalid’s Sultry New Song ‘Love Lies’ With Fifth Harmony’s Normani
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Khalid and Fifth Harmony singer Normani unite on a slinky, R&B single “Love Lies,” featured on the soundtrack to new romantic comedy Love, Simon. The track is Normani’s first release outside the platinum-selling pop group, which issued their self-titled third LP last year.  The vocalists originally met on the set of Khalid’s celebrity-packed “Young, Dumb, and Broke” video. “I’m just thankful that she’s in the video, because I’m pretty sure it’s not the first thing...

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Dave Chappelle, Lil Uzi Vert, Diplomats Lead 2018 Roots Picnic
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Dave Chappelle, Lil Uzi Vert, the Diplomats, Dirty Projectors and the Roots are among the acts appearing at this year’s Roots Picnic, which takes place at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on June 2nd. Chappelle will host a Roots Jam Session “with mad mad mad surprise guests! Like seriously im not naming em here. Just gonna be one POW! after another POW POW after another #BoomBapPowSurprise for ya,” Questlove promised on Instagram. The Roots and Chappelle previously held a Jam Session during...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Why People Still Care About Tool’s New Album
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The fifth Tool album has become something like alt-metal’s Chinese Democracy. This April will mark 12 years since the release of the group’s most recent LP, 10,000 Days, and 10 since they started teasing a follow-up. Among journalists and fans, Tool albumspotting has become its own pastime. Information has trickled out as a baffling series of contradictions. Late last year, drummer Danny Carey told an interviewer that Tool’s fifth LP would “definitely” be out in 2018, while in January, singer Maynard...

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D’arcy Wretzky Slams Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins Reunion
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Original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky criticized Billy Corgan for allegedly excluding her from the band’s still-unannounced reunion tour in a new interview with Alternative Nation.  “Everyone said changed since he had a kid, and he can be very charming, and fun. He’s fun to talk to; I enjoy mental sparring with him,” Wretzky said. “I just was so out of that world for the longest time, I wasn’t aware of a lot of the crazy stuff, like he supports Trump. What?...

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Eminem Chronicles Bleak Love Triangle in ‘River’ Video With Ed Sheeran
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Eminem traces a relationship from hopeful beginning to volatile end in the new, documentary-style “River” video, featuring guest singer Ed Sheeran. The clip opens with an unseen director interviewing Eminem, the rapper’s fictional girlfriend and her ex-husband about their cycles of romance and despair. “My personal life is not exactly a highlight reel,” Eminem says as the video veers from the idyllic first stages of his relationship to a heated argument about an unplanned pregnancy. “What else can I say?...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Hear Lion Babe Channel J Dilla on New Song ‘Honey Dew’
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New York R&B duo Lion Babe conjure the spirit of J Dilla with their seductive new single “Honey Dew.” Lucas Goodman nods to the late producer with his clanging, just-off-the-beat percussion, thumping synth-bass and dusty piano. “Everybody wants a piece,” vocalist Jillian Hervey croons over the low-simmering funk. “Honey Dew,” the group’s first release of 2018, follows their December stand-alone single “Rockets” featuring rapper Moe Moks. Goodman and Hervey began their collaboration...

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