Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / May 29, 2015 - 7:55 pm

This week we ran some great artist portraits from Sasquatch!, which I wish I’d gone to this year, even if Kendrick didn’t do “King Kunta” for some reason. Festival season is of course now in full swing. This weekend alone we’ve got BottleRock, Nelsonville, Sweetlife, and Roots Picnic here in the States; overseas there’s Primavera… More »

Listen To Noel Gallagher On Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird Podcast

By James Rettig / May 29, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Noel Gallagher was the latest guest on Pete Holmes’ You Make It Weird podcast. Holmes is known for avoiding the usual interview questions and going a little deeper, and Gallagher is known for making some bold declarations, so it should prove to be an entertaining listen. A brief scan through reveals Gallagher jokingly comparing himself… More »

Le Knight Club – “The Fight”

By James Rettig / May 29, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, one-half of Daft Punk, is also one-half of another duo, Le Knight Club, which he started with his Crydamoure label co-founder Éric Chedeville back in the late ’90s. They haven’t put out any new music since 2002, but they recently wrote some music for the Mike Tyson-featuring Algerian film Gates Of TheMore »

NXNE Cancels Free, All-Ages Action Bronson Concert After Community Protest

By Chris DeVille / May 29, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE) music festival has cancelled a scheduled Action Bronson performance at Yonge-Dundas Square due to widespread community protest. Erica Shiner’s petition against the concert focused on Bronson’s song “Consensual Rape,” asserting that the Queens rapper “glorifies gang-raping and murdering women” and that allowing him to perform on public property would be… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm

This week, we got two videos that riffed on nostalgic nuggets of ’80s pop culture, and both of them came out within about an hour of each other. Both of those videos are made with charm and inventiveness and a sense of fun, and both of them are on this list. But these constant nostalgia-riff… More »

Watch L7’s Original Lineup Play “Pretend We’re Dead” At First Show In 18 Years

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 29, 2015 - 2:45 pm

After hinting they would reunite via Facebook last year, and announcing a series of shows and a documentary, it’s finally happening. L7’s original lineup reunited to play their first show in 18 years at the L.A. venue the Echo last night. Watch them encore 1992’s “Pretend We’re Dead,” and check out the show’s full setlist… More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / May 29, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list is occasionally featured on the Earwolf podcast Who Charted?, and in last week’s “Two Charted” segment, the show’s co-host Kulap Vilaysack expressed some curiosity about the methodology behind our list. So, for Kulap — and for you too, if you’re similarly curious — here’s the deal: We… More »

Joni Mitchell Reportedly Still In Very Serious Condition After Brain Aneurysm

By Caitlin White / May 29, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Joni Mitchell was hospitalized on 3/31 after she was found unconscious in her L.A. home. TMZ reported several weeks later that she was still in the hospital in a coma several weeks after, though reps for Mitchell denied this. TMZ retorted by citing directly from her hospital documents, which indicate she is still unresponsive. Additionally,… More »

“Radio Head” Was Inspired By The Guy Who Played Ned Ryerson In Groundhog Day

By Chris DeVille / May 29, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Any serious Radiohead fan knows that after wisely dropping On A Friday, they named themselves after “Radio Head,” a Talking Heads song from the 1986 album True Stories and David Byrne film of the same name. As Dangerous Minds points out, the song itself has a hell of a backstory, one that came to light… More »

Ty Dolla $ign – “Only Right” (Feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee) Video

By Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 2:03 pm

R&B lothario Ty Dolla $ign is one of DJ Mustard’s favorite collaborators, and three of his other favorites — the Cali rappers YG, Joe Moses, and TeeCee — all show up on Ty$’s queasy Mustard-produced new track “Only Right.” In the song’s brand-new video, all of them show up looking like Pulp Fiction-esque gangsters, cruising… More »

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