Music | Music

12 Soulful Facts About Aretha Franklin | Mental Floss

The documentary of Queen of Soul's legendary gospel album, 'Amazing Grace,' has finally been released—nearly 50 years after it was recorded.

Music | Music

Beyoncé: Homecoming: The Live Album Album Review | Pitchfork

Beyoncé’s historic Coachella set is preserved as a stunning live album that captures an artist at her peak, flexing her catalog and shining a light on the genius of black artists that came before her.

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Amazon is launching a free music service to compete with Spotify's offering. It complements its existing Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited plans.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Do Remastered Records Actually Sound Better? • Gear Patrol

What is remastering? Do remastered records actually sound better? We asked a master engineer and music journalist to get to the bottom of it.

Music | Music

Here's How Much Coachella Has Changed Over The Years

A lot has changed since the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got its start in 1999!

Music | Vinyl Records!

LA's Best Record Stores

The revival of vinyl has continued more and more throughout the past decade and LA's local records stores, both new and old alike have gained a reputation for upholding the highest standard of music retail. In anticipation of Record Store Day, we're shari

Music | Music

How to Do Coachella!

The time has come... The first weekend of Coachella is just a mere seven days away! To get you ready, we put all of our ultimate desert festival content all in one place. From the parties you should be at to a mini survival guide, we have it. Click throug

Music | Music

The Wild Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Long-Delayed Documentary

“It’s all crazy. It’s the craziest story that I know of in show business. I think we’ve lapped the field on crazy.”

Music | Music

The Black Keys Pull Out of Woodstock 50 - Pitchfork

Due to a “scheduling conflict,” Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will not be performing

Music | Music

The 13 Coolest Record Stores In America

What makes a record store cool? Is its obscure collection of vinyl, a storied history, a coffee shop within the store that brews third wave coffee, or the fact Prince shopped there?

Music | Music

Wanda Jackson on Why She Had to Retire From Touring

“I wanted to work right up until the point that I couldn’t. That point has been reached,” says the “Queen of Rockabilly”

Music | Music

Mick Jagger 'will undergo heart valve replacement surgery this week' after postponing The Rolling Stones' US tour

MICK Jagger is set to undergo heart valve replacement surgery this week after postponing The Rolling Stones’ US tour, The Sun can reveal. The 75-year-old rocker will be having the op in New Y…

Music | Music News

Mick Jagger Spotted for First Time Since Tour Postponement

Mick Jagger was in good spirits Sunday after announcing he wasn't well enough to tour with the Stones.

Music | Music

No word yet from Jazz Fest about Rolling Stones ticket refunds

The Rolling Stones cancelled their May 2 appearance, leaving ticket holders in limbo.

Music | Music

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Artists Ranked From Best to Worst

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Every single inducted artist, from 1986-2019 ranked from best to worst. Including Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Prince and more.

Music | Music

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 29

The sinister pop of Billie Eilish, lyrical rap from Quelle Chris and a long-shelved album from Marvin Gaye are just some of the albums on our short list of the week's best new releases.

Music | Music

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly are going on tour, even though both of them are dead

In a move that many believed would be impossible until the government perfected zombie technology, both Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly will be going on tour soon—even though the former died in 1988 and the latter died in 1959. Rather than reanimating the a

Music | Music

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson announces retirement from touring

A Maud native, Jackson launched her musical career while still a student at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, when country musician Hank Thompson heard her singing on a local radio station. When "You Can't Have My Love,” her 1954 duet with

Music | Music

The English Beat's Ranking Roger Dies At 56 | Billboard

The English Beat and General Public vocalist Ranking Roger --real name Roger Charlery-- has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

Apple AirPods upgrade: Two reasons 2nd-gen AirPods are worth it - SlashGear

Apple's new AirPods are here, and while there are several obvious reasons to upgrade, for me it's the small - but important - details that have my finger

Music | Music

Ready or not, the 2019 Woodstock lineup is here | Music News | Consequence of Sound

The 2019 Woodstock lineup lineup pairs contemporary stars including JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, and Imagine Dragons alongside veteran artists like Robert Plant, Santana, David Crosby, John Fogerty, and Grateful Dead offshoot Dea

Music | Music

The Lush, Vivid World Of The Karen O & Danger Mouse Collaboration | Pitchfork

Karen O and Danger Mouse have concocted a lush, vivid world on their dreamy and poignant collaboration.

Music | Music

Rolling Stones’ ‘Circus,’ once lost and unfinished, will receive a theatrical release

For over two decades, “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” was a lost film, unfinished and unseen, more rumor than pop culture memory. Now, in time for the North American leg of the Stones’ ongoing No Filter Tour, “Circus” has been remaster

Music | Music News

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, Dead at 81

Pioneering guitarist and progenitor of surf rock with “Let’s Go Trippin'” and “Miserlou” inspired generation of musicians

Music | Music

What if Beto O'Rourke Ran America Like Ian MacKaye Runs Dischord Records?

By now you’ve probably heard all about the fabulous piece on Beto O’Rourke that was published in Vanity Fair a couple of days ago. In...

Music | Music

Glastonbury 2019 Lineup Announced: The Cure, the Killers, Janet Jackson, More - Pitchfork

Tame Impala, Lauryn Hill, Vampire Weekend, and more also join previously announced headliner Stormzy

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple addresses Spotify’s claims, but not its demands

Two days after Spotify announced that it had filed a suit against Apple with the European Commission over anticompetitive practices, Apple today issued its own response of sorts. In a lengthy statement on its site called “Addressing Spotify’

Music | Music

Ultra Rare Beatles Demo Found in U.K. Charity Store Expected to Fetch $20,000 at Auction

Staff at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) were stunned when a plastic bag left at their local fundraising store included a super-rare demo cut of The Beatles first ever single, "Love Me Do"

Music | Music

Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer and Rock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 90

Drummer Hal Blaine, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who propelled dozens of hits as a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” died Monday at 90.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Listening To Music While Doing Work 'Significantly Impairs' Creativity, Study Finds

Listening to your favorite band while chipping away at a presentation for work or your memoir may not lead to your best stuff. While it's often thought that having background music on actually boosts creativity, a new study finds that it actually can do j

Music | Music

Steven Wilson Says 'Boy Band Led Zeppelin' Greta Van Fleet Won't Last

"Maybe they'll prove me wrong and develop into a good band and make a good record." | iHeartRadio

Music | Music

How we made Booker T and the MGs' Green Onions

‘It was originally called Funky Onions – but to laced-up, deep-south America, that sounded like a cuss word, so we had to retitle it’

Books | Books

Joni Mitchell to Release Book of Lyrics, Poetry, and Paintings | Pitchfork

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings compiles unreleased works by Mitchell from 1971

Music | Axes & Gear

15 Steps to Better Chops: Pump Up Your Technique with These Essential Exercises

Want to be a better player? Of course—we all do. That’s why we practice. So why does it seem like all that practice time isn’t paying off? It could be because

Music | Music

Buddy Guy Is Keeping the Blues Alive

Is the legendary guitarist and singer the last of his kind?

Music | Music

10 Undeniable Facts About the Michael Jackson Sexual-Abuse Allegations | Vanity Fair

The author, who spent more than a decade covering the scandal for V.F., shares the key revelations and insights that viewers of the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland need to know.

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

The best true wireless earbuds for 2019

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best in true wireless earbuds, from sweatproof work

Music | Music

Record Store Day 2019 Full List: Robyn, “Twin Peaks,” Death Grips, Weezer, and More

Bob Dylan, Soccer Mommy, Sigur Rós, Broken Social Scene, Moses Sumney among this year’s huge list of vinyl releases

Music | Music

The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s | Pitchfork

Kate Bush, N.W.A., Brian Eno, Madonna, Prince, and the other icons who defined a decade

News | News

Michael Jackson accusers detail alleged sexual abuse in new interview

Ahead of Leaving Neverland debuting on HBO this Sunday, Wade Robson and James Safechuck — the men accusing Michael Jackson of sexual abuse in the film — are speaking out.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Look out: Phonographs are 'anachronistic,' per Georgia legislation

Vinyl collectors spin with disbelief

Music | Music

Monkees Singer and Bassist Peter Tork Dead at 77

The affable performer played with the Monkees from their earliest days as a made-for-TV band all the way through their recent reunion tours

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

Samsung Galaxy Buds last an hour longer than AirPods on a single charge

In addition to the Galaxy S10, Samsung announced Galaxy Buds. The new wireless earbuds last an hour longer than Apple's AirPods on a single charge.

Music | Music

A Thousand People In The Street: 'For What It's Worth' Captured Youth In Revolt

Though often associated with the Vietnam War, Buffalo Springfield's signature song was inspired by a confrontation back home, which erupted on a few famous blocks in Los Angeles.

Music | Music

18 Signs You Are Addicted To Collecting Vinyl

It always starts off like a little hobby. And then, before you know it, you're spending $150 on an out-of-print import.

Music | Music

Queen Will, Queen Will, Rock You at the Oscars

Queen, accompanied by Adam Lambert, will perform a song from Bohemian Rhapsody at the 2019 Oscars ceremony.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

16 Great Things to Do in New York (Feb 20–March 6)

Looking for awesome things to do in NYC today? Here’s a frequently updated list of things to do in and around NYC, including Travis Scott at MSG, New York Philharmonic with Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Saltz on the Armory Show, Independent, Spring/Break and more.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Weird Sadness of Aughts Nostalgia

The aughts were a weird time for music: Mixtapes were rampant, a sort of weird sadness hung over everything post-9/11. We now move through nostalgia so fast that we’ve skipped over 1999 and are thinking about 2009.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

The rules of estate sales

Estate sales are the ultimate tease. They show a little leg when the estate sale organizers start posting delectable photographs of the contents on the website weeks in advance.

Music | Music

Rolling Stones' hellraiser Keith Richards reveals he's cut down on hard liquor and cigarettes in a bid to live a cleaner life...after December turned into 'one long party' for his 75th

Keith Richards has revealed he is reining in his infamous party lifestyle and cutting down on hard liquor and his beloved cigarettes,in a new interview with MOJO Magazine .

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

The Beatles never existed in the world of Danny Boyle’s new film Yesterday

A story about a world without the world's greatest rock band from screenwriter Richard Curtis

Music | Music

Listen to Jessie Ware’s New Song “Adore You” | Pitchfork

Ware’s first track of 2019 was co-written and produced by Metronomy’s Joseph Mount

Entertainment | Entertainment!

5 Grammy winners who didn't deserve their win this year — sorry

The 61st annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As usual, the Recording Academy had some missteps.

Music | Music

The Beatles' Paul McCartney Reveals A 'Very Personal Thing' About Songwriting

The Beatles bassist Paul McCartney has offered his advice to young people who want to become musicians and songwriters in a recent interview with Lindsey

Music | Music News

The best thing about the halftime show was everyone making fun of Maroon 5

There is no band more consistently, doggedly embarrassing in America than Maroon 5.

Music | Music

How Tone-Deaf Are You? This Test Can Tell

Before you audition for 'The Voice,' you might want to spend five minutes making sure you're up to the challenge (or at least won't completely embarrass yourself).

Music | Music

Peter Jackson Signs On to Make New Beatles Film Out of Unseen ‘Let It Be’ Footage

Sir Peter, meet Sir Paul, and Mother Mary. “Lord of the Rings” filmmaker Peter Jackson has come aboard a project that Paul McCartney had previously hinted was in the works: a new Beatles documentar…

Music | Music

A Brief History of Rock Musicians Who Went Electronic

Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus recently announced that he’d be going electronic on his next solo record. It’s a weird move, but from Neil Young to Eric Clapton, it’s not without precedent.

Music | Music

New Record Store Scratches LI's Itch For Rare Presses

The Needle & Groove specializes in hard-to-find albums for vinyl aficionados.

Music | Music

Better Oblivion Community Center Performs 'Dylan Thomas'

In their first-ever public performance together as Better Oblivion Community Center, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers debut their song 'Dylan Thomas' on the ...

Music | Chicago Music Scene

Why won’t City Hall fight for Chicago’s homegrown music scene? | Music Feature | Chicago Reader

The Chicago Independent Venue League shouldn’t have to push back against the Live Nation handouts in the Lincoln Yards development—but the city doesn’t protect its own treasures.

Music | Music

10 modern hard rock bands that are better than Greta Van Fleet

Anyone looking for modern bands that channel '70s hard rock can do a lot better than Greta Van Fleet.

Music | Music

The 15 concerts we can't wait to see during 2019

It's natural, at the beginning of any new year, to look ahead. And if you're a live music fan, you'll certainly like what you see for 2019.

Music | Music

Huey Lewis and The News Prep First Album of New Songs in 18 Years

The singer hasn’t performed a concert in nearly a year due to suffering sudden-onset hearing loss

Music | Music

New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

It's a brand-new season of New Music Friday and our 2019 debut includes the sparkling, smart pop of Maggie Rogers, swooning love songs from James Blake, new Pedro The Lion, Deerhunter and more.

Music | Music

How Technology is Reviving the Global Music Business

As it stands, streaming continues to be the biggest contributor to the global recorded-music business. Estimates suggest that streaming paid out $9.6 billion into artist and labels in 2018, making up more than 50 per cent of the global trade’s total rev

Music | Music

Roger Daltrey on swagger and sensitivity, the new Who tour, plus the Beatles question

As Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend prepare a new album and tour, The Who rocker talks with the L.A. Times about sex, drugs and whether a Beatles-Who supergroup makes sense.

Music | Music

Rolling Stones to headline 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival | cleveland.com

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival.Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-d

Music | Music

How to play vinyl with AirPlay or Bluetooth to HomePod, headphones, and more

In the age of digital media, users may sometimes forget what it was like with physical media formats, specifically with audio. Through the years we’ve had CD, cassette, digital, and vinyl. Wouldn’t…

Music | Music

10 apps to help you produce your next album on your phone

Making music on your smartphone might seem like a sweet (and rewarding) deal. But you'll need some good apps—we collected some of our favorites.

Music | Music

Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Fall Off Stage After Chugging a Beer

Guitarist took mid-song tumble during recent Las Vegas gig, recovered without missing a beat

Politics | Liberal "Tolerance"

Leftists PANIC After Discovering Coachella Owner Donates Thousands To Republicans | Daily Wire

Although the high-profile, star-studded music festival has been going on for years, it seems leftists only just realized — this week — that Coachella, which draws decidedly liberal headliners like Beyonce and Eminem, is owned and managed by ... a Repu

Entertainment | The Hometown

Elvis Birthday Week Opens in Croon-tastic Fashion

GRACEBAND will sequin-up the stage, in Hermosa Beach, all to pay homage to The King.

Music | Music

6 Takeaways from the 2019 Coachella Lineup | Pitchfork

All in all, a pretty good year—but what's up with the EDM throwback?

Music | Music

Rockers We've Lost in 2018

Ultimate Classic Rock honors those who we've lost in 2018.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Daryl Dragon Dead: ‘Captain’ of Captain & Tennille Dies at 76 – Variety

Daryl Dragon, familiar to 1970s music fans as half of the bestselling duo the Captain & Tennille, died Tuesday in Prescott, Arizona at 76.

Science & Technology | Tech

In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the “sold out” show

Jesse Lawrence Contributor Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of liv

Music | Music

Rock Is Dead, Thank God

It’s time to face the reality that rock has been eclipsed by pop, hip-hop, and EDM, and accept that it might actually be a positive thing for the genre.

Science & Technology | Tech

Received AirPods for Christmas? Here are some tips & tricks to get you started

AirPods were a super popular Christmas gift this holiday season. If you were lucky enough to receive them, here are a few tips and tricks to help make your listening experience even better.

Music | Music

Why Mainstream Rock Sucked in 2018

From Imagine Dragons’ overproduced posturing to artists ripping off a whole lotta Led Zeppelin, here’s what went wrong this year

Music | Music

Jeff Goldblum Has a Number One Jazz Album. It Only Took Him 50 Years

The actor-keyboardist used to bluff his way into playing piano bars as a teen. Now at 66, he explains why he recorded his debut album

Music | Music

How the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Is All Wrong, Even When It Gets It Right

Applauding the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for getting something right to me is like praising Mr. Trump for doing something “presidential.” Sure, sometimes the president can read a teleprompter without an inappropriate adlib or sit through a public c

Music | Music

The Cure Hint at New Album, Share 2019 Tour Dates

In addition to announcing new tour dates, The Cure also said that they're finishing up work on their first new album in over a decade.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Photographer Spends 10 Years Tracking Down The Original Locations Of Vinyl Covers

Alex Bartsch is a photographer who is a true reggae fan. He was first introduced to Bob Marley when he was a child, and he got so inspired that he spent 10 years of his life traveling around London searching for original locations of the most famous regga

Music | Music

The best wireless powered bookshelf speakers

By Brent Butterworth This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutte...

Music | Music

Ringo Starr Shows How to play Ticket to Ride, Come Together and Back off Boogaloo


Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Born in war, Bangladesh’s rock ‘n’ roll is dying

The seeds of rock ‘n’ roll culture were planted in Bangladesh during the birth of the country in 1971, after a war for liberation separated this majority-Muslim territory from Pakistan.

Music | Music

Should the Beatles’ White Album Have Been Even Longer?

Based on the discarded songs on the new “Super Deluxe” edition, it could have just as easily been a triple album, says Rob Sheffield

Music | Music

The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ is a global hit, again

Everything old is new again as The Beatles return to the top 10 in the U.K., U.K. and Australia.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Neuroscience of Singing

Singing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and strengthen human connection. Science can now tell us why.

Music | Music

Rolling Stones Announce 2019 North American Stadium Tour

The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced a North American tour for next year that launches April 20 in Florida and wrap in Chicago on June 21.

Music | Music

Untold Beatles Stories Emerge As White Album Climbs Charts

Producer Chris Thomas and engineer Ken Scott have been speaking about the double LP, which has the formal eponymous title of The Beatles.

Music | Music

The Beatles’ White Album at 50: When They Was Fab

Dominic Green on a half-century of the marvelous, mixed-up mess that may be the Beatles’ greatest album.

Music | Music

Sinatra: He Sang One for the Ages - WSJ

Frank Sinatra recorded the definitive version of the sorrowful saloon song ‘One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)’ in 1958.

Music | Music

Cloud Nine: The Story Behind The Great Temptations’ Song | uDiscover

Cloud Nine is often assumed to be about getting high, but The Temptations’ Otis Williams swears “there weren’t drug references”.

Music | Music

How vinyl records are made - INSIDER

Brooklyn Phono is a vinyl record pressing plant in NY. They have 5 printing presses and make 3,000 vinyl per day.

Music | Music

The Best Hip-Hop Producer Alive, Every Year Since 1979 | Complex

Hip-hop has evolved each year since its birth, not only lyrically, but sonically. Here are the best hip-hop producers, from the genre's beginnings to today.

Music | Music

Who Is Greta Van Fleet’s Music For?

The rock band Greta Van Fleet is riding high on a bunch of very apt Led Zeppelin comparisons, but do they have more to offer than that, and who wants this kind of music anyway?

Music | Music

Hear The Beatles’ Previously Unreleased, Acoustic ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

“Acoustic Version — Take 2” with just George Harrison on guitar and Paul McCartney on harmonium taken from upcoming, revelatory White Album box set

Health & Fitness | Health

Healthy Songs: The Amazing Power of Music Therapy | music therapy | Oliver Sacks | Gabby Giffords

When I was a child, on most Fridays, my dad, mom, brother, and I would travel to Cape Cod to visit my grandparents. For my father, this drive would come after a long day of work, during which he had already commuted from our home, an hour outside of the c

Music | Music

10 Bands Keeping The Spirit Of Rock Alive

Whether they’re unapologetic in their politics, deploying shredding solos or rolling with swagger, here are seven bands keeping rock alive.

Music | Music

SXSW 2019 Initial Lineup Announced! | Pitchfork

Swervedriver, Laura Jane Grace, Viagra Boys, the Chills, Oh Sees, Otoboke Beaver, and many more

Music | Vinyl Records!

Magnificent Obsession: Author Marcus Barnes Explains The Enduring Global Appeal Of Vinyl Records

As the UK celebrates it’s first ever National Album Day author Marcus Barnes explains the enduring cultural phenomenon of vinyl records and releases a guide to the best vinyl emporiums on the planet.

Music | Music

Lindsey Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac Attack: 21 Things We Learned From His Lawsuit

If you’re headed to the Fleetwood Mac tour that began just over a week ago, “don’t stop” thinking about the bad vibes that exist between the four long-standing members on stage and exiled Lindsey B…

Music | Music

Lindsey Buckingham reveals why he was fired from Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham has given his account of why he was fired from Fleetwood Mac earlier this year for the first time.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Record Store Day Black Friday 2018 Releases Announced

“Stranger Things,” Weezer’s “Africa,” Smashing Pumpkins, and more get exclusive vinyl releases

Music | Music

Happy Birthday John Lennon: The Beatles Legend In His Own Words

Celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s birthday today by listening to a compilation of interviews by The Beatles legend.

Music | Music

THE BASS 1935 - 1969 | The Players You Need to Know #Bass #Fender | Music | Pinterest | Bass

THE BASS 1935 - 1969 | The Players You Need to Know #Bass #Fender

Music | Music

popcorn oldies - YouTube

Music | Music

The Roy Orbison Hologram Is Not As Creepy As You’d Think

Roy Orbison, who is dead, is touring as a hologram, but it’s not as creepy or Lynchian as you might expect — in fact, Lynch has already made a Lynchian version of Orbison, and it’s better.

Music | Music

Billy F. Gibbons: these are the 10 guitarists who blew my mind

ZZ Top's guitar legend names the blues players who changed his life

Entertainment | Film

Review: Dark comedy 'Chasing the Blues' drones on about extreme record collecting - Los Angeles Times

Like listening to someone drone on about the minutiae of their hobby for 77 minutes, “Chasing the Blues” has you checking your watch for the entirety of its thankfully brief running time.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

SLUG Magazine | Salt Lake UnderGround Magazine

SLC underground publication covering shows, music reviews, local culture, and the Utah skate and snow scene.

Music | Music

Otis Rush, Pioneering Chicago Blues Guitarist, Dead at 84 | Pitchfork

He passed due to complications from a stroke which he initially suffered in 2003

Music | Music

Relatively Clean Rivers - an AMAZING lost record.

Relatively Clean Rivers: American band
Album: Relatively Clean Rivers
Year: 1975

Music | Music News

Hear Paul Stanley Explain Why Kiss Is Saying Farewell

Paul Stanley joined the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast to talk in depth about Kiss’ just-announced End of the Road world tour (which they’ve said will mark the end of their touring career) and much more, from the making of “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” to the dangers of pyro.

Music | Music

Reviler | Minneapolis music blog

Reviler.org is a Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota based music blog featuring local and national reviews, concert photography and more.

Music | Music

The Unheard White Album: An Exclusive First Listen

The massive new box set of the Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece is full of unheard gems. Here are 15 of the most revelatory moments.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Watch Flight of the Conchords perform new song 'Father and Son' on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Flight of the Conchords performed their new song 'Father and Son' on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ahead of their HBO special.

Music | Music

Can You Find the 30 Album Covers Referenced in This Picture? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Music | Music

Paul McCartney says "new version" of Beatles' 'Let It Be' film is in the works

Sir Paul McCartney has hinted that a "new version" of the classic Beatles film 'Let It Be' is currently in the works

Music | Vinyl Records!

Vinyl Is Bigger Than We Thought. Much Bigger.

There's lots of talk of a resurgence of vinyl records, but industry sales numbers drastically understate the size of the market because they don't count used vinyl sales. New data tells us that the true vinyl market size is probably twice as large as indu

Music | Music

Screw nostalgia—the Avengers and Blondie made punk as relevant as ever at Riot Fest | Bleader

On the final day of Riot Fest 2018, the Avengers and Blondie bridged the four decades since their first releases with vital, inspiring sets.

Music | Music

Paul McCartney says John Lennon would've loved Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune has developed a bad reputation over the years, mostly because it’s egregiously overused, but stylistic tricks like this are only a problem when they’re not used well. Paul McCartney happens to believe he would’ve used it well if Auto-Tone

Music | Music

It’s 3 p.m., let’s watch Little Richard freak out about Jimi Hendrix’s greatness

It’s 3 p.m.! Let The A.V. Club briefly make use of the waning hours of your productivity with some pop culture ephemera pulled from the depths of YouTube.

Music | Music

John Coltrane and the End of Jazz

Dominic Green on putting the saxophonist’s classic quartet’s ‘lost album’ in its context.

Music | Music

Let’s please stop pretending there’s a ‘cassette resurrection’: Alan Cross

Now that vinyl is firmly back in the mainstream, some people are clinging to the hope that old-school cassettes may not be far behind.

Music | Music

A Brief History of Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra’s Bromance

Ahead of Nelson’s tribute LP to his favorite singer, watch a series of surreal space travel PSAs they recorded in the early Eighties

Entertainment | Entertainment

Sony Admits: We Released Fake Michael Jackson Songs

Its 2010 releases weren't from the King of Pop, but rather an impersonator.

Music | Music

Aretha Franklin, Respect, and her Jewish Producer

The story behind the Queen of Soul’s hit song, Respect.

Music | Music

Even Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger embarrasses his teenage son

Their father-son relationship involves regular social media banter.

Politics | BDS

Lana Del Rey (Politely) Tells Roger Waters to Shove His Boycott

Lana Del Rey rejected Roger’s pleas to boycott Israel. Polite, yes, but a rejection nonetheless.

Music | Music

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is no longer the best-selling album of all time in the US

New data has revealed the best-selling album of all time in America, with an unexpected artist taking the title.

Psychology | Personality

What is synesthesia?

People with synesthesia experience unique perceptual cross-overs, such as associating letters or sounds to colors. Learn more about it in this Spotlight.

Music | Music News

AC/DC sighting in Vancouver sparks new album rumours | CTV Vancouver News

Singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd were spotted outside The Warehouse Studio in Gastown.

Entertainment | Entertainment

'She knew she was blessed' - Smokey Robinson remembers Aretha

When Motown great Smokey Robinson saw his lifelong friend Aretha Franklin play music for the first time, he said he was struck by the talent of the young girl who would become the "Queen of Soul."

Entertainment | ENTERTAINMENT

The Secret Jewish History Of Aretha Franklin – The Forward

Aretha Franklin, who has died at 76, was known as the "Queen of Soul" — and many Jewish artists helped her get that royal title.

Music | Music

How the Elvis 68 Comeback Special Happened Despite Colonel Parker | Den of Geek

Director Steve Binder tells how he outmaneuvered the Colonel as Elvis 68 Comeback Special hit theaters.