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Come to Daddy: here's the only Aphex Twin playlist you need

Throw all your other music away: you like Aphex Twin now<p>If you told me Richard D. James — better known as Aphex Twin — was an alien, I’d believe you. He makes beats from the inside of a bank vault, he owns a tank, and when Madonna begged him to remix a song, he said he'd only do it if she agreed to …

Rolling Stones kick off Australian tour seven months after postponement for death of L'Wren Scott

"We're sorry we kept you waiting," jokes Mick Jagger, as Rolling Stones play postponed Adelaide concert of Stones on Fire tour seven months after death of L’Wren Scott<p>The Rolling Stones kicked off their Australian tour in Adelaide last night with an apology, as they finally appeared in the …

Hey Boy Featuring Snoop Dogg

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Future Islands Perform With Strings and Brass for 4AD Session, Expand Tour

Future Islands have recorded an installment in the 4AD Sessions video series. They perform several cuts from this year's <i>Singles</i> accompanied by a string quartet and brass section. Below, watch performances of "Sun in the Morning", "Doves", "Light House", "A Song for Our Grandfathers", and "Seasons …

Music Festivals

Spoon Expand Tour

<i>Photo by Tom Hines</i><p>Spoon have added a handful of dates to their current tour in support of this year's <i>They Want My Soul.</i> Check out the amended schedule below. They've also announced a performance on "The Daily Show With John Stewart" that will take place October 30.<p>Read our discography-spanning …

San Diego

Kenny Chesney Preps the Big Revival Tour 2015

After parking his tour bus for more than a year, the country megastar will return to the road on his 47th birthday<p>Fresh off the triumphant debut of</i> …

Klaxons Announce Final Tour

Klaxons are heading out on a run of shows in Europe and the UK that they're calling their "last headline tour." They're also calling it "the world's first ever 3D printed tour," as they claim they'll be playing 3D printed instruments created in conjunction with Customuse and the University of …

University of Sheffield

Annie Lennox turns nostalgia trip into a dull ride

Annie Lennox, late of Eurythmics fame, is on shaky ground. "Nostalgia" (Blue Note), the title of her sixth studio album, is a loaded word, one which does not bode well for an artist once famous for pushing the outer edges of pop showmanship. And its premise, basically an American songbook rehash, …

Indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney are back and as great as ever

At this point, Carrie Brownstein is probably best known as a comedian, she being half of the wildly successful <i>Portlandia</i> duo. But prior to <i>Portlandia</i>, Brownstein rocked out <i>hard</i> in the band Sleater-Kinney, a trio of women who released seven incredible albums during the ’90s and 2000s before amicably …

Bob Seger: Ride Out

The Detroit classic-rocker goes to Nashville and gets deep<p>New Bob Seger albums don't show up too often (this is his second since 1995). But he's …

Mark Lanegan: Phantom Radio

Alt-rock vet makes a grimly beautiful record on his phone<p>Since his days fronting grunge-era rockers Screaming Trees, baritone growler Mark Lanegan …

OK Go: Hungry Ghosts

Band’s affable songs don’t quite match its awesome videos<p>OK Go's songs are a lot like their brilliant viral-hit videos: cute, ingeniously crafted and …

Taylor Swift: 1989

When it comes to Taylor Swift and supercatchy Eighties pop gloss, too much is never enough<p>When Taylor Swift decides to do something, the girl really …

Justice in Nailah Franklin death: Years of delay, Cook County Jail havoc

It was seven years ago this fall that 28-year-old Nailah Franklin disappeared, touching off a frantic weeklong search for the bubbly pharmaceutical rep that ended with the tragic discovery of her body in a densely wooded south suburban area.<p>A few months later when prosecutors brought murder charges …

Crime

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano continued to advance.<p>Authorities on Sunday said lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an …

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Hidden Valley Lake

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 4 miles from Hidden Valley Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:58 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 11 miles from Clearlake, 27 miles from Windsor and …

Ten civilians killed as Yemeni Houthis advance into Qaeda stronghold | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Shi’ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government fire thrust into strongholds of al Qaeda and its Sunni tribal allies in the center of Yemen on Sunday, killing around 10 civilians, local tribesmen said.<p>Shi'ite Houthi rebels man a checkpoint in Yareem town of Yemen's central …

VA, lenders and nonprofits mobilize to help veterans on the home front

There are fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans.<p>Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant market share compared with competing private and …

Islamic State: Militants 'pushed back' in Iraq

<b>Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have recaptured the town of Zumar from Islamic State militants.</b><p>Further south, Iraqi security forces are reported to have ejected IS from Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad, in a battle to secure a Shia pilgrim route.<p>Meanwhile the US military said US-led forces made …

Middle East

Pro-Western parties seen leading Ukraine vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians overwhelmingly backed several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the former Soviet republic's drift away from Russia.<p>Two exit polls released as voting closed indicated that President Petro Poroshenko's party will secure …

Family 'in shock' after shooting at Washington state high school

Hospital officials on Saturday identified four students who were critically injured when a freshman football player opened fire at a Washington high school. Police also confirmed reports that a school cafeteria worker helped stop the shooter's rampage.<p>Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, …

Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola, drawing criticism from nurse

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.<p>But the sketchy details of how such quarantines will be handled …

Authorities: Suspect in Calif. shooting spree deported - CNN.com

<b>Los Angeles (CNN)</b> -- One of the suspects in a California shooting spree that left two sheriff's deputies dead was deported to Mexico twice, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>Authorities say Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was arrested Friday after police found him …

Last U.S. Marines, British combat forces end Afghan operations, prepare withdrawal

CAMP LEATHERNECK Afghanistan (Reuters) - British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban.<p>Their coming …

A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s …

NFLPA questions domestic violence training and education program

The players' union has questioned why the<p>NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."<p>In a memo sent to<p>NFL Players Assn.members Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and obtained Friday by the Associated Press, the union also said the plan …

App of the Week: Rooms – Forums Get a Modern Makeover

Forums have been around since the dawn of the consumer internet. Before the invention of Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook, there were various forums …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …