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24 Aug

'Southside With You': How a Rom-Com Recreates the Obamas' First Date

Even Michelle Obama has to use deodorant. That’s how the indie romantic comedy-drama Southside With You introduces its not-yet-famous female heroine: She’s applying perspiration protection to her underarms. The year is 1989, and the future

24 Aug

Hear the Gaslamp Killer's Hypnotic New Song 'Warm Wind (Frimpong)'

Los Angeles experimental producer the Gaslamp Killer has unveiled a gritty, psychedelic new track, “Warm Wind (Frimpong),” off his upcoming LP, Instrumentalepathy. With an effervescent bass and shuffling drums, Gaslamp Killer maintains a steady, spacey

23 Aug

8 of the Weirdest Super Nintendo Games Ever Made

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was home to some of the greatest video games ever made. Secret of Mana, Mario Kart, Street Fighter II – the list of bona fide classics goes on and on.

23 Aug

Hear Thundercat's Incisive New Song 'Bus in These Streets'

Thundercat has released a clever new song “Bus in These Streets,” in which the bassist portrays the blandness of the tech-consumed existence with a cheerful melody. The track finds Thundercat putting a peppy spin on his

23 Aug

'Stranger Things' Composers Plot U.S. Tour as Survive

Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will embark on a fall U.S. tour with their Austin synth outfit, Survive, who have also released a pulsating new track, “Wardenclyffe.” The instrumental song is rife with

23 Aug

New Music Books Feature John Lennon, Michael Bloomfield and DMC

It’s a big year for music books, from Philip Norman’s Paul McCartney tome, The Life, to high-profile upcoming memoirs by Bruce Springsteen and Brian Wilson, Metallica’s Master of Puppets history, Rob Sheffield’s book of Bowie

23 Aug

Needtobreathe Talk Christian-Band Stigma, Experimental New LP

Needtobreathe are something of an anomaly in the current pop-music landscape. Despite an absence of mainstream radio support, the Charleston, South Carolina, foursome has built a massive live following and released increasingly higher-charting albums. Their

23 Aug

Britney Spears Donates VMA Costume For Louisiana Flood Relief

Britney Spears is offering the chance to meet her at the MTV Video Music Awards or win the outfit she’ll wear during her performance as part of an effort to raise money for flood victims

23 Aug

Hear Sharon Van Etten's Chilling Orlando Tribute 'Not Myself'

Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has released an aching new song for charity, “Not Myself,” dedicated to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. The sparse, plaintive ballad finds Van Etten crooning a soulful

23 Aug

Watch Emma Stone Serenade Ryan Gosling in New 'La La Land' Trailer

After Ryan Gosling crooned about “City Stars” in the first trailer for the upcoming musical La La Land, costar Emma Stone takes the lead in the new spot with “Audition,” a poignant love ballad.  The