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  • Councilmen Justin Brannan (ex-Indecision) & Keith Powers form the “CBGB Caucus”

    Councilmen Justin Brannan (ex-Indecision) & Keith Powers form the “CBGB Caucus”

    Two NYC Councilmembers, Justin Brannan of Brooklyn (who was in hardcore bands Indecision and Most Precious Blood before getting into politics), and Keith Powers of Manhattan, have formed the “CBGB Caucus” in the NYC Council to help support independent music venues as they remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve shared a letter to members […]

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  • The Air Jordan 1 x Dior Raffle Is Officially Open, $2200 For HI’s Bruh

    The Air Jordan 1 x Dior Raffle Is Officially Open, $2200 For HI’s Bruh

    Source: Jordan Brand / Dior / NIke After months of anticipation, it’s finally here: Air Dior! Today Dior has launched its exclusive online microsite for the Air Jordan 1 x Dior raffle and though it’s only been up a second we’re sure it’s already gotten hundreds of thousands of signups from hypebeasts, sneaker collectors and […]

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  • Bill Callahan releasing new album ‘Gold Records’ in September

    Bill Callahan releasing new album ‘Gold Records’ in September

    Bill Callahan‘s great 2019 album Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest was his first in six years, but he’s already announced his next album will be out soon. It’s titled Gold Records and will be released September 4 via Drag City. Bill made the album with guitarist Matt Kinsey and bassist Jaime Zurverza, and was born […]

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  • Crickets – “Elastic”

    Crickets – “Elastic”

    There’s a new supergroup out in the world. Last year, Le Tigre’s JD Samson formed a new trio called Crickets. The group also features Roddy Bottum, the Faith No More keyboardist and Imperial Teen leader, as well as Michael O’Neill, Samson’s bandmate in MEN, a band that released a couple of electro-pop albums in the […]

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  • Fantastic Negrito Shares New Song “I’m So Happy I Cry” with Tank and the Bangas: Stream

    Fantastic Negrito Shares New Song “I’m So Happy I Cry” with Tank and the Bangas: Stream

    Fantastic Negrito returns this summer with Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, the follow-up to 2018’s Please Don’t Be Dead. After previously sharing the album tracks “Chocolate Samurai” and “How Long?”, the blues artist has today dropped the new single “I’m So Happy I Cry”, a collaboration featuring Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas. […]

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  • Sabiyha asserts her self-worth in powerhouse single “Love Me Alone”

    Sabiyha asserts her self-worth in powerhouse single "Love Me Alone"

    We’re calling it now: Sabiyha is set to be the next big thing in pop. Her tracks resonate a kindred spirit with womxn around the world in their tales of self-empowerment, worth and love. “Love Me Alone” is no exception, as it necessitates reclaiming oneself in the midst of a toxic relationship.  The Dancehall beat […]

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  • Bent Arcana – “Misanthrope Gets Lunch”

    Bent Arcana – “Misanthrope Gets Lunch”

    Bent Arcana is a new improvisatory collective led by Oh Sees leader John Dwyer and featuring an eclectic roster of musicians including Ryan Sawyer, Peter Kerlin, Brad Caulkins, Tom Dolas, Marcos Rodriguez, Laena “Geronimo” Myers-Ionita, Joce Soubiran, Andres Renteria, and TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone. They introduced their self-titled debut album earlier this month […]

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  • Cowards Hang Images Of Slain Black Men From Tree In Milwaukee

    Cowards Hang Images Of Slain Black Men From Tree In Milwaukee

    Source: Screenshot / facebook As protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement continue to surge in many major cities across the nation, the reaction to the gatherings has become decidedly disturbing. In Milwaukee, images of Black men slain due to gun violence were seen hanging from a tree at a local city park. […]

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  • Oceanator announces debut album, shares “A Crack in the World”

    Oceanator announces debut album, shares “A Crack in the World”

    Oceanator, aka multi-talented NYC musician Elise Okusami, has announced her debut album, Things I Never Said, which will be out August 28 via Plastic Miracles. The first single is “A Crack in the World” which has her trying to stay positive despite the news, “taking pleasure in the simple things in-between.” Musically, Oceanator is still […]

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  • Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record

    Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record

    Bill Callahan spent six years following up 2013’s Dream River with last year’s expansive Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest. His next record is coming much more quickly. The artist formerly known as Smog will release Gold Record this September. The album emerged from Callahan’s rehearsals for the tour supporting his prior LP, when he aimed […]

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  • Eric Church – “Stick That In Your Country Song”

    Eric Church – “Stick That In Your Country Song”

    For the past decade-plus, the country superstar Eric Church has carved out a niche for himself as a sort of outsider’s Nashville insider, a rebel who fills arenas while operating within the pop-country system. That’s been working out for him. Church released Desperate Man, his last album, a couple of years ago, but right now […]

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  • Oceanator – “A Crack In The World”

    Oceanator – “A Crack In The World”

    Brooklyn-based musician Elise Okusami has announced Things I Never Said, her debut album as Oceanator. The album was originally supposed to come out on Tiny Engines a few months ago, but after the label came under fire last year, it’s now being released this summer via Okusami’s own Plastic Miracles imprint. And today, she’s sharing […]

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  • Chuck E. Cheese’s Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

    Chuck E. Cheese’s Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

    Chuck E. Cheese Chuck E. Cheese is at risk of shuttering its doors for good. CEC Entertainment, the parent company of millennials’ go-to birthday party spot, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being forced to close more than 600 locations due to COVID-19, according to CNBC. Though some Chuck E. Cheese locations have […]

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  • Beyoncé to Receive 2020 BET Humanitarian Award

    Beyoncé to Receive 2020 BET Humanitarian Award

    Beyoncé has been announced as the the recipient of this year’s BET Humanitarian Award. She’s being recognized for her philanthropy work, including the “Formation Scholars” initiative, BeyGood4Burundi partnership with UNICEF, and most recently, BeyGOOD’s Black Business Fund. She will be honored with the award during this year’s ceremony, which is set to be televised on […]

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  • Top 20 Metal Albums of 2020 (So Far)

    Top 20 Metal Albums of 2020 (So Far)

    Welcome to our Mid-Year Report, in which we are sharing the music, movies, and television shows that have helped us survive the tumultuous first six months of 2020. Here, we celebrate the Top 20 Metal Albums of 2020 (So Far). In a year that has taken a heavy toll on us emotionally, physically, and economically, […]

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  • Sleater-Kinney Strip Down “Modern Girl” for COVID-19 Relief Concert: Watch

    Sleater-Kinney Strip Down “Modern Girl” for COVID-19 Relief Concert: Watch

    Washington-based musicians gathered virtually on Wednesday night for the  “All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief” benefit livestream. In addition to Pearl Jam delivering their first-ever performance of “Dance the Clairvoyants”, the show also featured appearances from Ben Gibbard, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and more. Olympia favorites Sleater-Kinney were also on hand, […]

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  • Holy Wave prep ‘Interloper’ (watch the “Hell Bastards” video)

    Holy Wave prep ‘Interloper’ (watch the “Hell Bastards” video)

    Austin’s Holy Wave will release new album Interloper on July 3 via Reverberation Appreciation Society. (It was originally due out in May but like a lot of albums, it got pushed due to COVID-19.) The band’s hypnotic brand of psych, set to driving motorik rhythms and fractal guitar patterns is in fine, intense form on […]

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  • Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record

    Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record

    Bill Callahan has announced a new album. It’s called Gold Record and it’s out September 4 via Drag City. The 10-song album features a new version of “Let’s Move to the Country,” from Smog’s 1999 album Knock Knock, and a track named after Ry Cooder. Check out the tracklist below. Gold Record is the follow-up […]

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