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Two Dead of Suspected Overdose at Hard Summer Music Festival

Two women have died from apparent drug overdoses following the first day of Hard Summer Music Festival in Pomona, California. KTLA5 (via Billboard) reports that the 18-year-old and 19-year-old women were taken to the hospital from the festival on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, they were …

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Lollapalooza Evacuated Due to Weather

As storms approach Chicago, Lollapalooza has "briefly" evacuated the festival grounds at Grant Park. Find a map of emergency shelters below, and stay tuned to the festival's social media for updates.

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Flipper Reuniting, Enlist Jesus Lizard's David Yow

San Francisco oddball punk/noise heroes Flipper have played reunion shows intermittently over the past few years. Though he's remained active, frontman Bruce "Loose" Calderwood has suffered from a broken back since 1994. According to the band, he's now retired from Flipper.

It's not the end of the …


Travi$ Scott Arrested at Lollapalooza

Travi$ Scott was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following his set at Lollapalooza, ABC7 Chicago reports. Police said that Scott encouraged the crowd to climb over security barricades.

Scott reportedly took the stage, performed one song, and according to a statement from the Office of …

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David Byrne Calls for Streaming Revenue Transparency in New Op-Ed

David Byrne has written about the business of streaming in the past. He argued that free streaming services should go away, that artists should be paid significantly more, that streaming platforms hinder discovery, and that subscription-based services could threaten the overall monetization of …

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Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) Joins Kendrick Lamar for "Alright" at Osheaga

During Kendrick Lamar's headlining set at Osheaga, he brought out a special guest to freestyle over his To Pimp a Butterfly single "Alright". Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) came out and offered his spin on the song's chorus. Kendrick also reportedly said Mos Def was the reason he started rapping. Watch a …

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Dr. Dre Announces Compton: The Soundtrack, Explains Why Detox Never Came Out

Dr. Dre has announced Compton: The Soundtrack, inspired by his work on Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. biopic. The album is out August 7, exclusively on iTunes' Apple Music.

Dre made the announcement on his Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy". He was joined on today's episode by Ice Cube and …

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WWE Not Happy About Meek Mill Sampling the Undertaker's Theme on Drake Diss Track

On Thursday, Meek Mill responded to Drake's diss tracks with "Wanna Know". The track prominently samples "Graveyard Symphony", wrestling legend the Undertaker's entrance music. As TMZ reports, the WWE aren't happy about the sample.

A spokesperson for the company told TMZ, "WWE takes its intellectual …


Chance the Rapper Takes Saran Wrap Quiz on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

Chance the Rapper was a guest on today's episode of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", which was recorded live in Chicago. He was asked to play a quiz game called "Chance the Rapper, meet Saran the Wrapper". He had to answer three different questions about Saran wrap's various uses. He also …

Paul McCartney Performs "Get Back" With Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, "FourFiveSeconds" at Lollapalooza

Last night, Paul McCartney headlined Lollapalooza. His set included a bunch of solo and Beatles classics, of course. He also performed "FourFiveSeconds", his collaborative single with Kanye West and Rihanna. Though neither of his collaborators on that song appeared, he did bring out Alabama Shakes' …

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André 3000 to Co-Star in Season 2 of "American Crime"

André 3000 will star in the second season of ABC's anthology drama "American Crime", Billboard reports. André Benjamin will play Michael Lacroix, an architect and one-half of a power couple (his wife Terri is played by Regina King). The season's arc traces the couple's fight to defend their son when …

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Baio (Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio) Shares New Song "Endless Rhythm”

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio makes dance music under the name Baio. Back in April, he announced that a debut album called The Names, which will be out September 18 via Glassnote. Along with that announcement he shared a song called "Brainwash Yyrr Face", and later, another one called "Sister of …

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Kendrick Lamar Shares "For Free? (Interlude)" Video

Kendrick Lamar has shared a video for his To Pimp a Butterfly cut "For Free? (Interlude). Directed by Joe Weil and the Little Homies, the video features K dot chasing a beautiful lady around a stately palace, informing her that "THIS DICK AIN'T FREE!" Later, he dons Uncle Sam garb and lurks through …

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Chance the Rapper on Lil B Collab Album: "It's All Done. It's a Masterpiece."

Earlier this month, Chance the Rapper and Lil B revealed that they had recorded a "based freestyle album" together. In a new interview with Bootleg Kev on Tampa Bay radio station Wild 94.1, Chance talked a little bit more about the project, as Stereogum points out. He confirmed that it's a …

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Aphex Twin Shares New AFX Track "oberheim blacet1b"

Aphex Twin, aka Richard D. James, recently revived his AFX moniker for an upcoming EP, Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008). Following "Serge Fenix Rendered 2", he's shared "oberheim blacet1b", another cut off the forthcoming release. The track was premiered by Mary AnneHobbs on BBC Radio 6 Music; …

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Show No Mercy: Locrian’s Ode to Extinction

Locrian: "An Index of Air" (via SoundCloud)

Over the last 10 years, the music made by prolific Chicago/Baltimore trio Locrian has always been tough to categorize: Is it noise? Black metal? Dark ambient? Industrial? Drone? Things get more complicated on their most recent outing, Infinite Dissolution, …

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Courtney Barnett Performs "Elevator Operator" and "Pedestrian at Best" at Pitchfork Music Festival

Courtney Barnett was among the many performers at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. Below, watch her play "Elevator Operator" and "Pedestrian at Best", from this year's Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

Read our feature, "Tired and Hungry and Alive: 36 Hours with Courtney …

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Vic Mensa and Future Islands' Sam Herring Chat Backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival

Future Islands and Vic Mensa both performed at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. The Talkhouse Music podcast got Future Islands frontman Sam Herring and Vic to sit down together backstage for a chat. (Previously, they hosted Haim and Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry). You can listen to it …


Mac DeMarco Streams Another One

Mac DeMarco's eight-song "mini-LP" Another One is out August 7. He's already shared half the record, releasing "No Other Heart", "The Way You'd Love Her", "Another One", and "I've Been Waiting For Her". Today, he's made the whole thing available to stream. Check it out below, via NPR Music. (And …

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Lollapalooza Streams Live All Weekend

Lollapalooza takes place today through Sunday in Chicago. The festival is streaming live all weekend via RedBull.tv. Watch the stream, and find the schedule of artists, below. (Note that the schedule is subject to change.) The webcast starts today at 2 p.m. Central.

Today, you can catch performances …


Disclosure Reveal Caracal Tracklist Featuring Lorde, the Weeknd, Miguel, Sam Smith, More

Disclosure have revealed the full details of Caracal, their upcoming album. Apart from the previously shared "Holding On", "Bang That", "Moving Mountains", and "Omen" featuring Sam Smith, the album features songs with Lorde (as previously reported), Miguel, and the Weeknd. Check out the tracklist …

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Drake and the Game Shut Down Compton in "100" Video

Drake and the Game's new collaborative single "100" is set to appear on the Game's new album The Documentary 2. Today, the track's video surfaced. Directed by Theo Skudra, it features footage of the two rappers amid huge crowds in Compton, along with shots of the neighborhood and its residents. Late …


Lil B, DOOM, GZA Get Marvel Comic Book Covers

Last month, Marvel Comics announced they would pay homage to hip-hop through a series of variant covers inspired by classic and contemporary hip-hop albums. Today, they revealed a handful of covers inspired by Lil B's Black Flame, DOOM and Madlib's Madvillainy, and GZA's Liquid Swords, as Billboard


Todd Terje Performs "Alfonso Muskedunder" and "Preben Goes to Acapulco" at Pitchfork Music Festival

Todd Terje was among the many performers at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. Below, watch him perform "Alfonso Muskedunder" and "Preben Goes to Acapulco", two tracks from last year's It's Album Time.

Read our Guest List with Todd Terje.

Check out photos from the fest here and here. Watch more …

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Teklife to Launch Label With Compilation Featuring DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, DJ Earl, More

Footwork crew Teklife will launch their own label with a 15-track compilation this November, Fact reports. In a statement released via the Teklife mailing list, they announced "a compilation of 15 trax including DJ Rashad - DJ Spinn - DJ Earl - DJ TAYE - TASO - and pretty much everybody from the …

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Lauryn Hill Performs Nina Simone Cover "Feeling Good" on "The Tonight Show"

Lauryn Hill was a musical guest on tonight's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", performing her Nina Simone cover "Feeling Good", from the tribute album Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone. Watch the performance below.


David Bowie Shares Unreleased "All the Madmen" Single Edit

David Bowie has shared the unreleaed single edit for "All the Madmen", which appears on the forthcoming Five Years 1969-1973 box set. "All the Madmen" originally appeared on 1970's The Man Who Sold the World LP, but the mono single edit was never released. You can listen to it below.

The edit is the …

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Mark Ronson, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, and Kirin J. Callinan Cover Queens of the Stone Age's "I Sat By The Ocean"

Mark Ronson was recently a guest on Triple J's "Like A Version" series, and he had Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Kirin J. Callinan back him up. Together, the trio did a cover of the Queens of the Stone Age track "I Sat By The Ocean", with Miike Snow singer Andrew Wyatt on lead vocals. They also …

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Meek Mill Responds to Drake's "Back to Back Freestyle" with Latest Diss Track "Wanna Know"

Drake and Meek Mill are currently embroiled in a conflict over the latter's claims that the former used a ghostwriter for his verse on "R.I.C.O.", which appeared on Meek's new album Dreams Worth More Than Money. Noisey reports that Meek Mill has now responded to Drake's latest diss track "Back to …


Azealia Banks Cancels Tour, Says K. Michelle was "Unavailable"

Azealia Banks recently announced a U.S. tour in support of last year's album Broke With Expensive Taste-- a tour that Banks was co-headlining with K. Michelle. Now, Banks reports that the tour will not be going off as planned, but that new tour dates are forthcoming.

K. Michelle, meanwhile, posted a …

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