Music

On December 4, Arctic Monkeys will release a live album of their 2018 concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. As with the show itself, proceeds go to War Child UK, a charity supporting children recovering from the physical and psychological toll of surviving war. The album, recorded on the Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino tour,
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Tonight marked the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards. During the ceremony, countless artists performed including Lil Baby, City Girls, Burna Boy and Chris Martin, and more. Beyond the performances and cyphers, very few actual awards were presented during the broadcast. Most of them—including Best Hip Hop Video, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip
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Rina Sawayama appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (October 26). Making her U.S. television debut, she performed “XS,” the single from her debut album SAWAYAMA. Watch it happen below. Earlier this year, Sawayama opened up about being ineligible for the Mercury Prize and domestic categories of the BRIT Awards due to
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Netflix’s biopic series about the late iconic tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, Selena: The Series, is set to arrive on December 4. After a teaser offered a first look at its star Christian Serratos (previously of The Walking Dead), the series’ first full trailer has been shared. Watch it below. The series follows the 1997 Jennifer
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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angelo De Augustine has shared a new song, “Blue,” featuring Sufjan Stevens, who contributes vocals, piano, and guitar. The track will appear alongside their April collaboration “Santa Barbara” on a forthcoming double A-side 7″ single. Check out the video for “Blue,” directed and shot by De Augustine on Super 8 film, below
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Viola Smith, the trailblazing drummer once heralded as the “fastest girl drummer in the world,” has died, The Washington Post reports. She was 107 years old. According to the Post, Smith died October 21 at her home in Costa Mesa, California. The cause of death was revealed to be complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Smith grew
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A Planned Parenthood virtual benefit festival called Village of Love is airing tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight Eastern. The festival will feature performances from Angel Olsen, Mac DeMarco, Kathleen Hanna, Bright Eyes, Phoebe Bridgers, Weyes Blood, Perfume Genius, Brittany Howard, Tenacious D, Kevin Morby, Margo Price, Devendra Banhart, and others. Eric Andre is also
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Adele hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend, returning to the show on October 24 for the first time since she performed in 2015. H.E.R. was the show’s musical guest, performing her new songs “Damage” and “Hold On.” Watch clips below. After an opening sketch recapping Thursday’s presidential debate, Adele began her
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Verzuz has announced that its next installment will feature T.I. and Jeezy battling over their biggest hits. It’s the start of the program’s second season, and it’s happening at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, November 19. See more details below. Since launching in the spring as a creative outlet during the COVID-19 pandemic, Verzuz has
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Fyre Festival mastermind Billy McFarland was placed in solitary confinement on Friday, as The New York Times reports. McFarland’s attorneys tell the Times that they believe the solitary confinement is the result of the recent launch of his new podcast “Dumpster Fyre” earlier this week; McFarland appeared on the debut episode, speaking via prison phone.
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Quibi, the streaming service started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is shutting down six months after launching, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, the decision to shutter the company was made in an attempt to return as much capital to investors as possible. Read WSJ’s full report here. Quibi cost $4.99 a
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On Halloween night, J Balvin will headline a concert in Fortnite, as Rolling Stone points out. Balvin will perform during the game’s “Fortnitemares” event kicking off at 9 p.m. Eastern. He will also premiere a new song called “La Luz” with Panamanian singer Sech at the Afterlife Party. “Grateful to be the first Spanish language
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MorMor (aka Toronto singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Seth Nyquist) has shared a new song, “Don’t Cry.” It comes with a new video, created by Titmouse and directed by Otto Tang, which features the Toronto artist in a black-and-white animated visual. Check it out below. “Don’t Cry” follows last year’s “Won’t Let You.” In 2019, MorMor
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The Right Girl, a new musical based on (and co-written by) the real-life story of former screenwriter Louisette Geiss and the sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein she says ended her film career, will be presented in a film version to a live audience for the first time next month. The production features music by 11-time
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Patti Smith appeared today on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast promoting the paperback edition of her 2019 book The Year of the Monkey, her relationships with Chelsea hotel denizens like William S. Burroughs and her “cowboy writer” Sam Shepherd, and the time Allen Ginsberg tried to pick her up because he thought she was “a very
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Jarvis Cocker’s group JARV IS… performed a series of covers for an exhibition about dancer and choreographer Michael Clark at the Barbican, as NME notes. The set included versions of the Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs,” the Fall’s “Big New Prinz,” Cocker’s own “Further Complications,” and “House Music All Night Long,” from the band‘s July
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Adele has been announced as host for the upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, set to air on October 24. The singer tweeted the news earlier today, which also revealed that this weekend’s musical guest will be H.E.R. Find the announcement below. Adele released her third album, 25, back in November 2015. She took home
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