Ariana Grande has had a big year and a half. After releasing Sweetener in August of last year, she quickly followed it with Thank U, Next this past February. We were big fans of both here at Stereogum — we included Thank U, Next on our recent countdown of the More »
Donald Glover surprised a lot of people Wednesday when he announced a pop-up fundraiser supporting Andrew Yang’s longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. After Thursday’s event, the Yang Gang revealed something even more surprising: Glover is joining their ranks in an official capacity. More »
Here’s a political endorsement we didn’t see coming: Donald Glover, the mercurial multimedia superstar sometimes known as Childish Gambino, is in the tank for Democratic presidential candidate and notable ex-goth Andrew Yang. Glover and Yang are appearing together tomorrow in Los Angeles. More »
With 2020 just around the corner, a whole new slate of possible upcoming LPs to speculate over has been revealed, thanks to HasItLeaked.com. Among the artists currently pinned to be in the studio presumably working on new material are Daft Punk, Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Childish Gambino, and The Avalanches among others. The site has a credible track record for calling leaks correctly, and while the site does not post leaked music, it does have a relatively airtight rap sheet when predicting upcoming records. In the past, the site has successfully predicted projects from Eminem, Gorillaz, and Taylor Swift.
The prediction features the “I Feel It Coming” duo as well as Purity Ring and Squarepusher, who’s first album in five years is already confirmed to be slated for 2020. However, considering 2020 will mark seven years since Daft Punk’s comeback LP Random Access Memories, which itself broke a seven-year gap, lends credence to the idea that perhaps the Androids are due for one? Furthermore, signing to Columbia Records for a single album deal seems unlikely, meaning another Daft Punk LP could actually be a materializing reality. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.
— Has it Leaked? (@hasitleaked) November 23, 2019
In the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »
Since the beginning of Childish Gambino, I’ve tried to meet Donald Glover where he’s at. Across his career, the TV-writer-turned-TV-star-turned-rapper has released a string of projects that showed potential without a whole lot of promise. His music was wide-ranging, with bountiful ideas, but none of them were enacted with much finesse. Most of them arrived … More »
A whole lot of artists and their fans are descending on Chicago’s Grant Park for Lollapalooza this weekend. Yesterday brought dozens of fence-hoppers and a surprise onstage collaboration between Death Cab For Cutie and Chance The Rapper. And it also brought Childish Gambino and 21 Savage together, with the former hopping … More »
The saga of Chris Gaines is a truly weird, inexplicable, generally forgotten episode in music-business history. In the late ’90s, Garth Brooks was one of the biggest stars in the United States, and he was arguably the biggest star in country music history. So he took a big swing. He introduced a whole new alter-ego, … More »
Disney’s big not-really-live-action live-action remake of The Lion King is coming out in a week, and right now, Disney is in the process of unveiling it. Last night, that meant that Beyoncé released “Spirit,” a new song that’ll appear on the soundtrack. And last night, it meant that Donald Glover was on Jimmy … More »
Austin City Limits Music Festival has unleashed its 2019 lineup ahead of its two autumnal weekends: Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.
Since 2002, the festival has drawn music fans spanning all genres to Zilker Park for consecutive weekends of the industry’s top names. This year’s iteration boasts Guns n’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B (weekend one), Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, and Robyn (weekend two) as headliners. Electronic music fans will delight in lineup additions like GRiZ, RL Grime, Fisher, Hippie Sabotage, Kaytranada, Troyboi, Jai Wolf, and more.
Childish Gambino was forced to cancel his appearance at last year’s festival after a foot injury, so fans who were hoping to catch his performance in 2018 will delight in two performances at the festival’s 2019 edition.
The festival features eight different stages to cater to fans of rock, indie, country, folk, electronic, and hip-hop, so regardless of one’s musical persuasion, this lineup features something for everyone.
Tickets and more information are available here.
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