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  • Familiars

    Familiars | ALBUM REVIEW

    Over the past eight years, the Antlers have excelled at combining moody, dramatic rock with dark, personal storytelling. On their fifth album, the Brooklyn three-piece opt for something a bit unfamiliar: The nine tracks are grounded in...

    June 17, 2014 12:20 AM ET
  • Enter the Slasher House

    Enter the Slasher House | ALBUM REVIEW

    Harmony-happy Panda Bear has always been Animal Collective's solo star, but now it's yelpy co-founder Avey Tare's time to shine. Slasher Flicks, his new side project with ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy...

    April 8, 2014 12:05 AM ET
  • Salad Days

    Salad Days | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Macky's been a bad, bad boy," Mac DeMarco declares on his second album. Glance around the Internet, and you can see why: The 23-year-old Montreal indie rocker loves to get naked, smoke and crossdress. It'd be easy...

    April 1, 2014 12:20 AM ET
  • Tegan Quin on Her 'Awesome' Vocals and Tegan and Sara's 'Lego' Song

    Tegan Quin on Her 'Awesome' Vocals and Tegan and Sara's 'Lego' Song | ARTICLE

    When the musical comedy trio the Lonely Island reached out to Tegan and Sara with the prospect of recording a song for The Lego Movie, Tegan Quin remembers their reaction was, "Legos, cool!" The indie-pop sister...

    February 18, 2014 5:35 PM ET
  • Watch Rare Pete Seeger Footage From 1961

    Watch Rare Pete Seeger Footage From 1961 | VIDEO

    In 1961, two brothers, Michael and Philip Burton, set out to make a documentary about the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) by examining the citizens that were affected by their witch-hunts. One of their subjects was

    February 14, 2014 10:40 AM ET
  • Hear Tegan and Sara's Valentine's Day Playlist

    Hear Tegan and Sara's Valentine's Day Playlist | ARTICLE

    "A majority of love songs I listen to are sad," Tegan and Sara's Tegan Quin tells Rolling Stone when we ring her up to quiz her on her favorite Valentine's Day tunes. "Valentine's Day can be so...

    February 13, 2014 12:50 PM ET
  • Kacey Musgraves Covers Bob Marley

    Kacey Musgraves Covers Bob Marley | VIDEO

    Kacey Musgraves' momentum keeps thriving this weekend, as the breakout country star's season-ending performance on Austin City Limits hits PBS Saturday night. The seven-song set features tunes from her acclaimed debut Same Trailer Different...

    February 7, 2014 1:20 PM ET
  • Miranda Lambert 'Slows Down' on New Single 'Automatic'

    Miranda Lambert 'Slows Down' on New Single 'Automatic' | ARTICLE

    Miranda Lambert released "Automatic," the first single from her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fifth album, on Wednesday. The song sounds like what's becoming classic Lambert – exploring the days of yesteryear, with vibrant rich storytelling reflecting her midwest upbringing. 

    February 6, 2014 2:35 PM ET
  • Foster the People Are 'Coming of Age'

    Foster the People Are 'Coming of Age' | VIDEO

    In Foster the People's new video for their latest single "Coming of Age," the Los Angeles band hone in on a distinct Eighties vibe, the golden era for coming-of-age teen films. The video splices together washed-out scenes...

    February 6, 2014 9:55 AM ET
  • Will Ferrell and Snoop Dogg Talk Cowbell Collaboration in Lively AMA

    Will Ferrell and Snoop Dogg Talk Cowbell Collaboration in Lively AMA | ARTICLE

    Will Ferrell participated in his first Reddit AMA yesterday, as a benefit for his favorite non-profit Cancer for College. Needless to say, the Anchorman star was his hilarious self throughout, fielding questions about...

    February 5, 2014 11:45 AM ET
  • Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview

    Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview | VIDEO

    A week before Jimi Hendrix unexpectedly passed away in 1970, he sat down with British journalist Keith Altham for what would be his last known interview. PBS' animated web series Blank on Blank has...

    February 4, 2014 12:45 PM ET
  • 'Back to the Future' Musical Confirmed for 2015

    'Back to the Future' Musical Confirmed for 2015 | ARTICLE

    A new musical based on the 1985 film Back to the Future will hit the stage in London's West End next year, the Associated Press reports. The film's original screenwriters, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale have...

    January 31, 2014 9:55 AM ET
  • Grammy Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor

    Grammy Executive Producer Apologizes to Trent Reznor | ARTICLE

    The Grammys may have enjoyed their second biggest ratings in over 20 years, but the show's ending wasn't as triumphant for Trent Reznor. The Nine Inch Nails frontman was tapped for a closing number that...

    January 29, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews on Pete Seeger: 'He Made Me Want to Be a Better Person'

    Dave Matthews on Pete Seeger: 'He Made Me Want to Be a Better Person' | ARTICLE

    For many modern musicians, folk hero Pete Seeger, who died this week of natural causes at age 94, was a musical and cultural inspiration – his songs and devotion to his beliefs became the modern blueprint for...

    January 28, 2014 3:25 PM ET
  • 'Better Call Saul' Rings Up Jonathan Banks

    'Better Call Saul' Rings Up Jonathan Banks | ARTICLE

    Breaking Bad fans who were upset at the fate of Jonathan Banks' character Mike Ehrmantraut will be happy to know he's been granted a second life. Deadline reports that Banks has signed to reprise his role...

    January 28, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar After Grammys: 'You Got Robbed'

    Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar After Grammys: 'You Got Robbed' | ARTICLE

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cleaned up at the Grammys last night, winning Best New Artist and three awards in the Rap category. But after the ceremony, Macklemore Instagrammed a picture of a text he...

    January 27, 2014 8:33 AM ET
  • Sting and Paul Simon Open Up

    Sting and Paul Simon Open Up | VIDEO

    Next month, Paul Simon and Sting will hit the road for a one-of-a-kind tour that will bring the two musical icons on one stage for the first time in their careers. The show will feature...

    January 23, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • Katy Perry Talks Weed, Aliens, Her Virginity and More

    Katy Perry Talks Weed, Aliens, Her Virginity and More | ARTICLE

    Since releasing Prism this past October, Katy Perry has been consistently in the news. Maybe not at the same level as during the "I Kissed a Girl" days, but, to cite just a few instances, she...

    January 21, 2014 3:25 PM ET
  • Miley Cyrus Slated for Intimate 'MTV Unplugged' Performance

    Miley Cyrus Slated for Intimate 'MTV Unplugged' Performance | ARTICLE

    Miley Cyrus will strip down in a whole new way, as she's the latest artist tapped for MTV's iconic program, MTV Unplugged. The pop star's performance is set to air on Wednesday, January 29th at 9 p.m....

    January 21, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Jerry Garcia Gets a Digital Makeover

    Jerry Garcia Gets a Digital Makeover | ARTICLE

    Grateful Dead fans now have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the rich career of founding member Jerry Garcia. Last night, JerryGarcia.com relaunched with a massive set of archival material for fans...

    January 17, 2014 10:20 AM ET
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