Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup Announced

August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.


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Coachella 2012 Lineup Is Revealed

Coachella has officially announced the lineup for this year’s festival: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Buzzcocks, Justice, A$AP Rocky, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, WU LYF and it just keeps going.

The Weeknd: Echoes Of Silence

As promised, The Weeknd released the final piece of the 2011 trilogy late last night. Echoes of Silence is nine tracks, including a genius cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and production from Clams Casino.

The Weeknd “The Knowing”

Until now the only videos The Weeknd has put out have been “unofficial,” but this one looks legit. The near eight minute epic from debut mixtape House Of Balloons is a lonely journey through space and time, a war of the sexes and sadness.

What’s New In Music This Week

This Week: Drake is back with superstar guests; Swedish electronic outfit Korallreven’s debut; Pterodactyl is noisy and bright; 31 years of R.E.M.; A synth-phonic release from Tycho.

Spotlight: The R&B Influence

Is R&B back? Or maybe our original concept of the genre is evolving and broadening. Here are five artists that showcase R&Bs current progression.

The Weeknd “The Birds (Part 1)”

The first video from The Weeknd’s new mixtape, Thursday, it’s unclear whether or not it’s an official clip. The much anticipated release dropped last week.

The Weeknd: Thursday

Toronto R&B superstar The Weeknd has released the highly anticipated follow up to mega hit, House Of Balloons. Get the free mixtape, Thursday.

Spotlight: Canada

The idea of isolating artists based on region (let alone country) seems a tad backwards, but simply put, we’re in the midst of another Canadian wave of music.

Stereogum Presents Cruel Summer 2011

Stereogum gives us a fantastic, two-volume mixtape, made just for summer. Featuring: The Weeknd, John Maus, YACHT, J Masics, Hooray For Earth, Cold Cave, Washed Out, and lots more.