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Everything Everything lead celebration of Manchester Central Library + MORE

Band take over library for a week to celebrate revamp and to highlight arts cutsQuestion: what can you find in a library? Answer: everything. True, but this week the correct answer will actually be Everything Everything, as the Manchester rock band of this name are staging an anarchic takeover of th.... More »

Fleur East: 'Performing Uptown Funk Was A Massive Risk' + MORE

"I'm sorry that my one got the hype before the original," the soulful singer explains....... More »
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David Rees’ Aphex Swift Is The Best Aphex Twin/Taylor Swift Mashup Album Of The Year So Far + MORE

Mixing together Aphex Twin and Taylor Swift is a weird idea at first, but it makes so much sense the more that you think about it. They may be pretty far apart sonically, but both of them have released albums this year that challenged the boundaries of where pop music can go. Enter cartoonist David .... More »

Watch Axl Rose and AC/DC Debut in Lisbon—Select Clips + Complete Show + MORE

PHOTO: Pedro Gomes | Getty Images AC/DC made their concert debut with Axl Rose as lead singer last night in Lisbon, Portugal, and you can select watch clips from the show right here. You can also wat...... More »

New Video: Snootie Wild feat. K. Camp, Jeremih & Boosie Badazz “Made Me (Remix)” + MORE

Snootie Wilds is the next one up from Yo Gotti’s Cocaine Muzik Group. After patiently waiting his turn and cranking out mixtape hits — the trapstar finally has his enough clout to stand on his own two. Today, The Fader debuted his official remix video for “Made Me,” featurin.... More »
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LIGHTS Announces New Album 'Little Machines'; Drops New Single "Up We Go"LIGHTS has announced her new album is titled Little Machines and will be released on September 23rd.In support of the release, the Canadian electro-pop star will be hitting the road this fall.You can listen to the first single “Up We Go,” check out the album artwork, track listing and tour dates below…

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The Rolling Stones guitarist and his wife bridge 31-year age difference.

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Top 10 Merge Records Releases


Starting today, Merge Records will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the four-day festival down in Carrboro, NC. Personally, I’m kicking myself for not saving up enough loot to attend because not only is the lineup dy-no-mite, but the label has always meant so much to me. The following list is a testament to that…

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New Music: Ca$h Out f/ Juicy J, Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign, & Kid Ink – ‘She Twerkin (Remix)’Ca$h Out salutes the big booties on the all-star remix to “She Twerkin.” The Atlanta rapper grabs Juicy J, Lil Boosie, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kid Ink, and takes it to the strip club on the bouncy banger off his upcoming debut Let’s Get It, due September 2.Drop down and get to twerkin’.

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Just 20 minutes long, the quick slice of time that is Joyce Manor’s second LP swings dramatically between belly laughs and gut punches. Mostly, though, it dishes out the latter. Never Hungover Again represents a tightening of the California punk band’s sound and also a new stroke of bravery. The album, produced by Joe Reinhardt, breaches a higher fidelity than either their self-titled debut from 2011 or 2012′s Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired…

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This album is a lot of things but mostly it’s thoughtful in its approach to describing the problems and the life of Chicago.

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A new album from the Libertines: what could possibly go wrong?Pete Doherty, Carl Barât and co are thinking about making a new album. What chance of it actually going to plan?Exciting news for fans of vintage military dress uniform! The Libertines, not content with re-forming for gigs, have announced they plan to play new songs at their shows in September. And thats not all, drummer Gary Powell told XFM the band had plans to maybe do a new album…

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Most students of music history would say that alternative rock (and its spiritual forefather, punk rock) developed as a reaction to the self-indulgence that had come to dominate rock music in the the 1970s and early 1980s. A younger generation that grew tired of music it considered increasingly predictable and over-serious decided to ditch the chains of technical proficiency in favor…

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Video: Tiny – ‘What You Gon Do?’While T.I. is professing his love to his wife, Tiny hits back with “What You Gon’ Do,” the brand new single off her Pretty Hustle label. Mrs. Harris doesn’t hold back on the ladies’ anthem, which was inspired by her tumultuous relationship with the Atlanta rapper.“All I wanna do is stay down for you, but you make it so hard / I’m about to give up on you,” sings the former Xscape member…

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Los Angeles tribute to Beatles star dies after being consumed by bark and ladybug beetles

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