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PJ Harvey Announces 2017 North American Tour

08 December 2016

PJ Harvey rarely tours in North America, but she’s just announced a 15-show run for spring 2017, with stops on both coasts. The English singer-songwriter has been all over Europe this year, touring behind her latest album The Hope Six Demolition Project , but played just four U.S. shows in 2016. Check out Harvey’s newly announced 2017 North American dates… This […]

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Watch DJ Khaled Continue to Be DJ Khaled on Colbert

08 December 2016

Usually when guests appear on late night television to plug their new book, they don’t walk out holding their own copy. When DJ Khaled stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, Colbert produced the book from under his desk when it came time to talk about it, just like any late night host—except that Khaled… […]

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Huge David Bowie Tribute Concert Featuring His Collaborators Announced for the First Anniversary of His Death

08 December 2016

On the first anniversary of David Bowie’s tragic passing, a large ensemble of his past collaborators and touring musicians will perform a concert in his honor at New York City’s Terminal 5 . As Brooklyn Vegan reports , tickets for the January 10 concert go on sale December 9—unless you are an American Express customer, in which […]

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Watch CRX (The Strokes’ Nick Valensi) Perform “Broken Bones” on Corden

08 December 2016

CRX , the new side project from the Strokes’ Nick Valensi , hit up The Late Late Show With James Jordan last night to perform “Broken Bones.” Before forming CRX, Valensi was the only Strokes member to not have a side project, but they now have a record—New Skin, which is out now—and two late-night performances under their […]

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Childish Gambino Releases Virtual Reality Video for “Me and Your Mama,” Still Can’t Explain What a “Virtual Reality Vinyl” Is

08 December 2016

Childish Gambino has promised to take his Funkadelic-inspired “Awaken, My Love!”  into virtual reality. The actor-singer will be releasing a “virtual reality vinyl” of his project next year, an announcement that prompted a widespread reaction of “What?” inside the SPIN newsroom. Today, Gambino briefly elaborated on the release during an interview with Australia’s Triple J… This […]

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Watch the Less-Than-Wholesome Second Trailer for Fifty Shades Darker

08 December 2016

The second trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, Universal’s mainstream BDSM fantasy sequel adaptation, is out today. Wouldn’t you know it—this movie is not the be-sweatered Ralph Lauren ad that Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) romantic boat ride makes it appear. “Okay, fine, I will have dinner with you. Because I’m … hungry,” Johnson’s character… This news […]

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D.A. Throws Out Azealia Banks’s Battery Case Against Russell Crowe

08 December 2016

TMZ  reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has thrown out Azealia Banks’s battery case against actor Russell Crowe. The embattled singer alleged that Crowe choked her, spit at her, and yelled a racial epithet as he threw her out of his Beverly Hills Hotel suite in an October incident. The D.A. ruled that Crowe was “justified […]

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Bon Iver, Ryan Adams, The Shins and Regina Spektor to Perform on A Prairie Home Companion

08 December 2016

NPR-syndicated live variety show A Prairie Home Companion has announced its first musical guests for 2017, and it’s a even more high-profile, hipper bunch than normal. Since Nickel Creek-famous mandolinist and singer Chris Thile took over for Garrison Keillor this past summer, we’ve heard a lot of Keillor-era reruns of the legendary Lake-Wobegon-heavy radio show. […]

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Major Lazer Remixed 2016 and It Still Sucks

08 December 2016

The video you’re about to watch is called “YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge.” It’s an officially sanctioned recap mashup of the year in YouTube, a meta-level exercise larded with references to things like Pokémon Go, Ghost Town DJ’s’ “My Boo” and the Running Man Challenge, the “damn, Daniel!” kid, “corn on the drill,”  “Polish Mountain,”  Kanye West’s “Famous,”  Ariana […]

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Why Are Trevor Noah and Power 105’s Charlamagne tha God Defending Right-Wing TV Pundit Tomi Lahren?

08 December 2016

Last week, Trevor Noah invited Blaze host Tomi Lahren to a Daily Show interview in which he smartly deconstructed  the rhetoric she’s built her career off of. Noah has been criticized for consistently playing it soft with controversial subjects, so this moment felt like he was finally picking up on Jon Stewart’s legacy. He pressed her on her I’m not racist because I don’t […]

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