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Raccoon Fighter: Spiral Flag (Capsule Reviews) + MORE

The masters of the short-form album return with another winning EP..... More »
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Ilana Rapp: Is the Band 'After Romeo' the New 'One Direction'? + MORE

After Romeo is going on a national tour tied to the release of their upcoming EP Good Things. After Romeo's Website , Twitter & Instagram. Photo by Mi... Read more: After Romeo, Music, Boy Bands, Pop Rock, Entertainment News.... More »
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Kaytranada remixes tracks by Chance the Rapper and Solange — listen + MORE

Fresh off winning the 2016 Polaris Prize for his album 99.9%, Montreal producer Kaytranada has dropped two new remixes of tracks by Chance the Rapper and Solange. The first is a new take on Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky”, off the singer’s recent album A Seat at the Table. Kayt.... More »
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Damien Leith breaks into cabaret + MORE

IRISH singer Damien Leith, known for heartfelt ballads about his homeland, is branching out with a new cabaret play, The Parting Glass: An Irish Journey..... More »
New Music: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’
With her ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” still burning up the airwaves, Tinashe teams with A$AP Rocky on the Detail-produced follow-up “Pretend.” The L.A. singer swallows her pride and gives her man another shot, while Rocky delivers a jiggy verse.
“When I’m looking for love, I pretend it’s you / A love that never ends,” she coos over a crashing snare…

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Fame can be glamorous — fancy parties, mansions, frenzied fans. But what happens when your fame dries up? What if you’re left behind or forgotten? What about when the phone stops ringi
Such is the story of Pharrell’s hat, Sia’s chandelier, Miley Cyrus‘ sledgehammer, Beyonce‘s surfboart and Iggy Azalea‘s copy of “Clueless…

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Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments…

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The singer’s been leaving cryptic clues on her Instagram account for us to solve…

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Out of the box

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ELVIS Costello and T Bone Burnett reveal how they and a host of stars have breathed life into Bob Dylan lyrics from the Basement Tapes period.

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Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid Maad City is being taught as a text in schools Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid Maad City album was widely praised for its storytelling and lyrical craftsmanship, and is now the subject of a college English class alongside James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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Country-music sensation Hunter Hayes brings the heat (and does the weather) on TODAYHunter Hayes is a rising country-music star with four Grammy nominations, a 2012 Country Music Association New Artist of the Year Award and a 2014 Guinness World Record for his 24-hour blitz of 10 live gigs in 10 different cities. But music isn’t his sole passion.

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Album reviews: Making musical horse sense

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THE Yearlings are proof you shouldn’t judge an album by its nondescript cover, and you don’t need hype when the music speaks for itself.

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Take the essential elements of “gangsta” rap — the plainspoken narratives, throbbing bass lines and West Coast sheen. Pack it with today’s trap music, a little dancehall reggae and Afrika Bambaataa’s planet-rocking electro-funk. Read full article >>

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Arcade Fire Perform 'Hot Hot Hot' With Buster Poindexter in BrooklynOn Friday night, Arcade Fire invited former New York Dolls frontman David Johansen onstage at their Brooklyn concert to perform a cover of the singer’s hit song as Buster Poindexter, <a href="https://www…

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Sisqo has released a new song called “A-List,” his first solo single in 13 years.

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Submit to Deafheaven's Obliterating Single, 'From the Kettle Onto the Coil'Black-metal alchemists Deafheaven are the newest addition to this year’s Adult Swim Summer Singles Program, which last week saw a release from <a href="http://www…

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Jean Redpath, Prolific Scottish Folk Singer, Dies at 77Ms. Redpath’s repertoire of contemporary tunes, ancient ballads and Robert Burns poems filled some 40 albums.

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