LCD Soundsystem

10 Best Albums of 2017 to Pump Up Your Productivity Over the Holiday Break

You won't be disappointed by any of these albums.<p>Every year, I pick my favorite albums that will pump up your productivity. They have that "something special" that matches up with a work setting, cranking out reports and listening on earbuds at your desk. If you have other picks to add, send me a …

Katy Perry

The best live bands of 2017 – from Liam Gallagher to Wolf Alice

These are the artists that blew everyone away this year. We are not worthy<p>Wolf Alice Credit: Getty<p>Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> …

Father John Misty

What’s going on Sunday?

You can browse our full <b>NYC show calendar</b> for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…<p><b>Yo La Tengo @ Bowery Ballroom</b> <br>Yo La Tengo’s annual …

Music

The unlikely story of D.C.'s new music venue, The Anthem

A 6,000-person capacity room maintains the feeling of a club, garnering fans in both audiences and the top bands who perform there

Bon Iver

The best albums of 2017, No 6: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

Plot twist! James Murphy and co returned with an exquisite ode to love, musical heroes and middle-age<p>More on the best albums of 2017 More on the best culture of 2017<p>It was the comeback that was never supposed to be, for a band that were never allowed to disappoint, after they flamboyantly broke up …

James Murphy recovering from the flu but LCD Soundsytem’s BK Steel run rolls on (night 3 review, setlist)

“Ten shows in a row in the middle of Flu Season,” <b>James Murphy</b> half-jokingly grumbled near the start of <b>LCD Soundsystem</b>‘s third night of their 10-show …

Daft Punk

The Best Albums of 2017, According to Us

This year may have been one raging trash fire, but at least we were blessed with good music to tune out all the bullsh*t. From pop releases like <b>Reputation</b> and <b>Rainbow</b> to soulful R&B offerings like <b>Ctrl</b> and <b>War & Leisure</b>, the year was full of great tunes to help us dance and cry the pain away. Scroll …

Entertainment

The 17 Best Albums of 2017: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde and Other Favorites

U2 says: "Love is all we have left." Chance the Rapper says: "Music is all we got."<p>We tend to side with Chance. Music—whether charged with the spirit …

Kendrick Lamar

The Best Music Of 2017

2017 brought us plenty of outstanding new music. We saw once-dormant acts LCD Soundsystem and Fever Ray release new albums. Newcomers Overcoats and …

Colorado

Aqueous Come Home to Play New Year’s Eve at Town Ballroom

Buffalo’s own Aqueous is coming home to finish off their fall/winter tour that has seen them travel across the country. Having last played Buffalo at …

Buffalo

What’s going on Friday?

You can browse our full <b>NYC show calendar</b> for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…<p><b>Yo La Tengo @ Bowery Ballroom</b> <br>Yo La Tengo’s annual …

The Voice

The 25 Best Albums of 2017

When looking at the best albums of 2017, it was clear that we were blessed with an embarrassment of riches. In a world that is shifting under our …

Playboi Carti

The 25 best songs of 2017, ranked

Packed with high-quality releases from some of the biggest names in the industry, 2017 was a prolific period for new music.<p>From the sounds of Kendrick Lamar's instant-classic album, "DAMN.," to appearances from artists like SZA, Frank Ocean, and Jay-Z — as well as a few great indie acts — the list …

Entertainment

Everything Now: Arcade Fire turn from indie rock torchbearers to disco tricksters

<i>Editor's note: In the run up to the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on 28 January 2018, Firstpost will be taking a closer look at all the major albums and</i> …

Arcade Fire

Hear Jarvis Cocker and Iggy Pop cover Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand”

The song appears on the BBC TV show, Peaky Blinders<p><b>Jarvis Cocker</b> and <b>Iggy Pop</b> have recorded a version of <b>Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds</b>‘ “<b>Red Right …

Iggy Pop

The 2018 lineup for Best Kept Secret is indie gold

The Best Kept Secret Festival goes down June 8th-10th, 2018 in Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands. The lineup definitely caters to the indie crowd, as LCD …

Father John Misty

2018 Grammy predictions: Arcade Fire have won Album of the Year, but can they finally win Best Alternative Album?

<b>Arcade Fire</b> have a strange track record at the Grammys. They were surprise winners for Album of the Year in 2011 for “The Suburbs” … and that’s it. …

Music

Albums

We asked the opbmusic staff to each name their top 5 albums of the year. As always, some went with more and were forced to narrow it down. But when …

Oregon

The 10: Kerfuffle Before Christmas 3, Cam'ron, Sonny Baker

The two prime events sold out for this weekend could not be more different: Every Time I Die's holiday show at Buffalo RiverWorks, which The News …

Cam'Ron

From proven stars to starting out, 20 of the albums that mattered in 2017

Until Paul McCartney toured Australia we didn't agree on anything in popular music this year, a state of heightened disagreement that certainly …

Kendrick Lamar

Google's Most Searched Actors, Musicians, Movies, Shows + More

1. Google has released its most-searched terms of the year in the U.S.,<p>and here's a rundown of the top three in nine of the categories:<p>1. <b>Most</b> …

Prince Harry

The 405's Top 20 Songs of 2017

The Playlist<p>The Rundown<p>20. 'Marine Tigers' - The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die<p>With their 2017 album, <i>Always Foreign</i>, <b>The</b> …

Music

What’s going on Thursday?

You can browse our full <b>NYC show calendar</b> for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…<p><b>Yo La Tengo @ Bowery Ballroom</b> <br>Yo La Tengo’s annual …

Music

The Most Overrated Albums Of 2017

It happens in every field, to even the most optimistic and kind-hearted person — you get fucking sick of hearing about that <i>one</i> band. It’s pretty inevitable that press, exposure, and praise get distributed unfairly, and perhaps, quite frequently, undeservedly. But what is it that makes us call …

Music

LCD Soundsystem cover Chic and celebrate Doug Jones’ election victory at majestic New York show

It was the second of a ten-show residency<p>LCD Soundsystem played the second of ten huge homecoming gigs in New York last night (December 12) – where …

AudioStream 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year for holiday cheer; our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Chock full of treats for the young and young at heart, I hope you enjoy …

Audiophile

31 Gift Ideas for the Significant Other You Just Started Dating

Let's be honest, the person you just started dating might be the most difficult to shop for these upcoming holidays. There is a <i>very</i> fine line between showing you care enough but not too much, (it's still new, after all) and certainly there is a fine line between spending enough but not too much. …

Laurie Metcalf

BBC - 17 things we learned in 2017

17 things we learned in 2017<p>1. How Jodie Whitaker reacted when she found out she was going to be Doctor Who<p>Fainting? No. Crying? <i>Maybe</i>. Keeping it a secret from everyone else? Definitely. In Jodie Whitaker's first interview after it was announced she was getting the keys to the TARDIS, the new …

Jodie Whittaker

David Byrne announces 2018 tour

It's his first solo tour in nine years<p><b>David Byrne</b> has announced an upcoming solo tour – his first in nine years.<p>He will be performing a small number …

Music Festivals

Albums of the Year 2017: Idles - Brutalism

In March, Bristol’s Idles drove up and down the country, leaving painfully small quantities of their debut album <i>Brutalism</i> in each independent record …