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  • Grace Jones Criticizes 'Middle of the Road' Pop Stars Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki, Miley in Memoir Excerpt

    Sep 10

    Photo by Erez Avissar On September 29, Grace Jones is releasing her memoir I'll Never Write My Memoirs. A new excerpt of the book published in Time Out shows Jones criticizing some of the biggest pop stars in the world.  The excerpt begins with Jones saying that she's "never comfortable in the middle of the stream, flowing in the same direction as everyone else" and says her instinct is "to resist the pull of the obvious". She also writes of her experience being copied by several major...

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  • Big Boi and Phantogram Share Big Grams Single "Fell in the Sun"

    Sep 10

    Big Boi and Phantogram will release their self-titled Big Grams EP on September 25 via Epic. Tonight, they've shared their inaugural single "Fell in the Sun". It's available as a free download if you pre-order the album, and it's also available to stream below. Read our interview with Big Grams. Watch Big Boi on Pitchfork.tv's "Selector":

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  • Kendrick Lamar Performs To Pimp a Butterfly Medley on "Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

    Sep 10

    After sending him off as the final musical guest on "The Colbert Report", Kendrick Lamar stopped by Stephen Colbert's new home at "The Late Show" on CBS. He did a four-song medley of tracks from To Pimp a Butterfly: "Wesley's Theory", "Momma", "King Kunta", and "u". Watch the performance below. I suddenly have enormous affection for Kendrick Lamar. #LSSC https://t.co/LfdeoD187w — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 10, 2015 Watch Lamar perform "Fuck Your Ethnicity" at Pitchfork...

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  • Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Deliver "History of Rap 6"

    Sep 10

    Photo by Douglas Gorenstein/NBC As "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" started tonight, Jimmy and his guest Justin Timberlake delivered a sixth entry in their "History of Rap" series. Joined by the Roots, they cycled through hits by Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West, Fetty Wap, R. Kelly, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more. Watch it happen below.

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  • New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Decatur IL - Pops Place. "Pop's Place is your...

    Sep 10

    New 21+ #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Decatur IL - Pops Place. "Pop's Place is your local family bar and grill located on West Main Street in Decatur, IL." Most shows take place on Saturday nights. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/S0XW2 Pops Place

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  • Grace Jones Criticizes "Middle of the Road" Pop Stars Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki, Miley in Memoir Excerpt

    Sep 10

    Photo by Erez Avissar On September 29, Grace Jones is releasing her memoir I'll Never Write My Memoirs. A new excerpt of the book published in Time Out shows Jones criticizing some of the biggest pop stars in the world.  The excerpt begins with Jones saying that she's "never comfortable in the middle of the stream, flowing in the same direction as everyone else" and says her instinct is "to resist the pull of the obvious". Then, she writes that she's been "copied" by several major...

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  • Battles Stream La Di Da Di

    Sep 10

    Next week, Battles will release La Di Da Di, their follow-up to 2011's Gloss Drop. It features the singles "FF Bada" and "The Yabba". Now, the entire album is available to stream via NPR. Listen below, and watch a mini-documentary on the album's creation. Watch Battles perform "Futura" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Timbaland, Tink, and Future Share "UFO"

    Sep 10

    Last year, Timbaland shared a preview of "UFO", a collaboration between himself, Tink, and André 3000. Now, the producer's infidelity-themed track has surfaced in full, but the official version features a different Atlanta MC. Listen to the track with Future in André's place above (via Karen Civil). Watch Future freestyle to a TNGHT beat on Pitchfork.tv's "Selector":

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  • Iron & Wine Covers Neil Young's "Albuquerque"

    Sep 10

    Earlier this year, Sam Beam began his new series of archival Iron & Wine recordings. Archive Series Volume No. 1 featured 16 home recordings, and the follow-up features just two. Archive Series Volume No. 2 is a 7" that's out October 16 via Black Cricket Recording Co. The A-side is his cover of Neil Young's Tonight's the Night track "Albuquerque"; listen above via NPR Music. The single's B-side is Beam's cover of the Four Tops' "It's the Same Old Song". The artwork above is by Plastic...

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  • Thurston Moore Announces Book Stereo Sanctity

    Sep 10

    Thurston Moore has released a book collecting his lyrics and poems called Stereo Sanctity. It's out via his publishing house Ecstatic Peace Library. The limited edition book will be available during Moore's readings and signings next month at Rough Trade shops. The works collected in the book were written between 1981 and 2014. The books are limited to 700 hand-numbered copies. There will be readings at Rough Trade Nottingham on October 13 and Rough Trade East in London on...

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