Nipsey Hussle Laid to Rest in LA This Thursday, funeral services and city-wide celebrations were held across Los Angeles to honor slain rapper Ermias Joseph "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom. Shot fatally outside Marathon Clothing, a store he co-owned near the intersection of Slauson and Crenshaw in South LA, on March 31 by a man policed have [...]

By |2019-04-16T18:49:24-05:00April 12th, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Grimes is (Sort of) Back, RBMA Announce 2019 Shows, and MORE

Grimes photo by Eli Russell Linnetz So, About Grimes... Where to begin? Claire Boucher (who turned 31 on Sunday and now prefers to be addressed as the italicized, lowercase letter 'c') gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal; between the very odd conversation and her recent Instagram posts, it seems like she'll [...]

By |2019-03-23T17:36:40-05:00March 22nd, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: SXSW 2019 is in Full Swing, New Music, and MORE

CHAI are the buzziest band at this year's SXSW. SXSW Takes Over Austin It's been a bit of a slow news week, with what seems like 9/10ths of the music industry in Austin for South by Southwest. If you haven't been, it's not structured like a traditional festival, with bands scheduled to play [...]

By |2019-03-16T14:26:22-05:00March 15th, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: International Women’s Day, Leaving Neverland, and MORE

Maggie Rogers, Mavis Staples, Phoebe Bridgers and Brandi Carlile meet at Newport Music Fest. Photo by Danny Clinch. The artists shared this photo along with messages of empowerment for International Women's Day via Twitter. It's International Women's Day! Though some form of International Women's Day has been around since 1909, the holiday celebrating [...]

By |2019-03-11T16:07:20-05:00March 8th, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Webster Hall Reopening, R. Kelly Arrested, and MORE

Webster Hall is Reopening! It's always sad when an iconic New York venue closes, but Webster Hall's story has a happy update. The 130-year-old venue was shuttered in August 2017 for renovations when longtime owners the Ballingers sold it to AEG. That means Bowery Presents will be handling bookings, and the show schedule looks pretty [...]

By |2019-02-25T15:55:36-05:00February 22nd, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Cardi B Makes Grammy History, Ryan Adams is a Creep, and MORE

Cardi B and Offset make their reconciliation official on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Cardi B Makes Grammy Moves Cardi B made Grammy history on Sunday night with a huge win in the Best Rap Album category for Invasion of Privacy (she had five nominations total). She's the first [...]

By |2019-02-25T18:45:05-05:00February 15th, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Pazz & Jop Lives, 21 Savage vs. ICE, and MORE

Kacey Musgraves topped the 2019 Pazz & Jop Albums List with Golden Hour. Pazz & Jop LIVES - Even if the Village Voice Doesn't When I received my Pazz & Jop Ballot in December, I couldn't have been more shocked.  I'd assumed that when the Village Voice shuttered in August, the music critics' [...]

By |2019-02-08T16:55:23-05:00February 8th, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Kesha Vs. Dr. Luke, New Music, and MORE

New Motions Filed in Kesha / Dr. Luke Legal Battle Kesha's ongoing legal battle with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald rages on, with a few new developments this week. Though a New York judge sided with Dr. Luke and Sony music following Kesha's 2014 allegations that the producer had drugged and assaulted her, Dr. Luke is [...]

By |2019-02-01T17:56:45-05:00February 1st, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Alternative Beef, Cancel Chris Brown, and MORE

Courtney Love & Kathleen Hanna have had ongoing beef since the mid '90s. Can't We All Just Get Along? Rekindling a decades old beef, Courtney Love had some choice words for Kathleen Hanna following the news that the latter's riot grrl act Bikini Kill would play a handful of reunion shows in LA [...]

By |2019-01-27T05:18:40-05:00January 25th, 2019|NEWS|

NEWS ROUNDUP: Bikini Kill Reunion, Toto Forever, and MORE

photo by Tammy Rae Carland Bikini Kill Sells Out Reunion Shows in Minutes Girls to the front! Earlier this week, Bikini Kill's original members - Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, and Kathi Wilcox - announced three reunion shows: 4/25 at the Hollywood Palladium; 5/31 at Brooklyn Steel; and 6/1 at Terminal 5. The band [...]

By |2019-01-19T07:08:41-05:00January 18th, 2019|NEWS|

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