Mixtape Of The Week: Young Thug, Birdman & Rich Homie Quan Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1

Birdman isn’t the center of attention on the Rich Gang mixtape, but let’s take a moment for Birdman anyway. For someone who, at least according to conventional wisdom, cannot rap, Brian “Baby” Williams sure has verses on a lot of classic songs. “Big Ballin’,” “#1 Stunna,” “Bling Bling,” “Shine,” “Get Your Roll On,” “What Happened [...]




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Watch Future Islands Take “Seasons” To Jools Holland

Future Islands frontman Gerrit Welmers brought his signature moves to BBC’s Later… With Jools Holland last night. They performed “Seasons (Waiting On You)” which is, of course, off their most recent album, Singles, and the group gave a characteristically passionate performance. The band also posed for an appropriate picture in front of a large sign [...]




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Kurt Cobain’s People Should’ve Been More Permissive Of His Heroin Addiction, Says Coolio

Coolio’s “Fantastic Voyage” came out in 1994, so Spin decided to include the 51-year-old rapper in their ongoing ’94 celebration. Specifically, they played him a series of hits from that year and asked him for commentary. While listening to Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box,” he recalled his reaction when he heard about Kurt Cobain’s death, asserted [...]




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Tom Morello Addresses PancakeGate And 5 Point Cafe’s “Hipster Version Of A Studio 54 Doorman”

Tom Morello has addressed what he’s calling “Pancake-Gate” in a long Facebook post that sees the Rage Against The Machine singer try to justify his actions Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe and provide context to the whole situation. (For those of you just tuning in, see here for how this all started.) Morello goes into a [...]




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KCRW Premiere: Dead Times — “Better Off”

LA-based electronic-R&B outfit Dead Times seems right in line with where a lot of music is headed right now. Beats are big, but there are lots of different ways to serve them up.
Their recent single “Every Moment” is a sexy slow burner, but their brand new track “Better Off” is a joyful, “feel-good foot-stomper” that is more along the lines of a band like DeLux.
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