How The Clash Can Lead to a Great Record Collection

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Photo by Adrian Boot Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long we’ll be lost in a supermarket of exclusive features that remind us why The Clash continue to rock our Casbah and remain the only band that matters. Today, Kenneth Partridge …

Mykele Deville unveils powerful new mixtape, Peace, Fam: Stream

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Mykele Deville is nothing if not prolific. The Westside raised MC has dropped three full length projects in the last 12 months, each written and recorded in less then a one month span. Peace, Fam marks an ascension from the down and dirty apartment floors and closets where he recorded his first two projects, 2016’s Super Predator and Each One, …

Meet Mykele Deville: Chicago’s DIY Rap Phenomenon

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Photography by​ Zakkiyah Najeebah When speaking about Chicago poet-rapper Mykele Deville, it’s easy to delve into hyperbole. To many entrenched in Chicago’s DIY community, he represents change, a rising tide that spilled over the dam separating homogeneous scenes. A tide that created the diverse blend found today in the city’s most popular below-ground art spaces. From afar, he is a larger-than-life …

Fox News host: Secret Service should “kill” Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow for their Trump attacks

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Instead of publicly condemning the rising number of hate crimes perpetuated against people of Jewish and Muslim faith, this week President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to fight Snoop Dogg. In case you missed it (and be glad if you did), Snoop’s latest video features a scene in which he mock shoots a clown who looks much like the 45th …

Drake, ASAP pop up in The Weeknd’s video for “Reminder” — watch

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Today marks The Weeknd’s 27th birthday, and the Canadian crooner is celebrating with the release of a high-budget music video for “Reminder”. It features all the usual tropes: guest stars galore (Drake, ASAP Rocky, and Travis Scott make cameos), fast cars, gorgeous women, and drugs. And all I did for my 27th birthday is get blackout drunk at a dive bar. …

Vitamin String Quartet premiere cover of The Weeknd’s “Starboy” — listen

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On his smash hit “Starboy”, Abel Tesfaye weighs out pros and cons of his success as The Weeknd. Indeed, beneath Daft Punk’s slick, polished production, the swaggering and indelibly catchy track — like much of Tesfaye’s work — houses something much darker, a snapshot of a human battling demons both internal and external. The melancholy of the song’s core isn’t exactly obvious, especially if it’s …

Dave Grohl, A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak supergroup to perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards

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Photos by David Brendan Hall / Philip Cosores The 2017 Grammy Awards look to be doing everything in their power to ensure a high viewership, especially amidst high-profile boycotts from hip-hop and rap darlings Kanye West, Drake, and Frank Ocean. Along with booking Daft Punk’s first live gig in three years, the awards ceremony plans to stage a monster collaborative performance featuring …

Sneaks announces Merge Records debut, shares hypnotic “Inside Edition” — listen

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Eva Moolchan is an up-and-coming musician whose minimalist yet intriguing fusion of bass, drum machines, spoken word, and post-punk is turning heads in Washington, DC’s male-dominated DIY punk scene. Last September, Moolchan, who performs under the moniker Sneaks, signed on with Merge Records (Arcade Fire, Caribou, Spoon), which reissued her 2015 debut album, Gymnastics. (The LP was originally released on Sister Polygon, …

The 13 Scariest Cover Songs

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Feature Image by Virginia McCarthy and Cap Blackard Cover Girl is a monthly music column in which Associate Editor Nina Corcoran compares cover songs to their original version. To celebrate Friday the 13th, this month’s column highlights 13 cover songs that give us the spooks, either from their lyrics or their musical arrangements. As the world keeps turning and so does everything …

The Weeknd looks for a “Party Monster” in surreal new video — watch

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Most of the visuals for new album Starboy have found The Weeknd starring in his own flashy, Hollywood-type thrillers. There was the action-packed short film Mania, and the music video for “False Alarm”, which depicted a bank heist gone horribly wrong. Abel Tesfaye’s new clip for “Party Monster” features some of the same blockbuster effects, only this time set in a surreal world filled with …