The 1975’s “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” Video Is A Surreal Stop Making Sense Tribute

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The 1975 - "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)" VideoAmbitious and/or pretentious pop-rock lightning rods the 1975, one of the best and/or most insufferable acts in music right now, just released their latest conversation starter A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships last Friday. Today they’re sharing yet another video from the project, and to call it a good one would be an … More »

Beyoncé takes the throne, Ekali sends it, David Byrne rewrites history & more: Here’s everything that happened at Coachella day 2

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Ekali played to a packed Sahara tent in the middle of the afternoon

As if closing out the Do LaB tent wasn’t enough of an achievement, Ekali’s Sahara tent set was a testament to his massive growth and range as a producer. With over 20,000 in attendance, it’s for certain that Ekali’s destined for a monumental year, and to that, a congratulations is in order.

When you bring @denzelcurryph to your @coachella set and he incites a riot 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Party Favor delivers a star-studded set

Party Favor‘s set was filled with surprises. Dropping off a fervent performance with surprises from Tyga, Jamie Foxx, and Rich The Kid, Party Favor saw that things got a even hotter out on the polo fields.

OSCAR WINNER @iamjamiefoxx #coachella @ohdagyo

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Louis the Child brought out Joey Purp and debuted some new music

EDM’s fastest rising duo, Louis the Child, dropped their new original and confirmed a new remix of a new Khalid song.

MØ brought out Diplo and Charli XCX

Danish pop artist  graduated from her “Lean On” performance two years ago at Coachella with Major Lazer and blew the crowd away with her main stage sunset performance, where she even managed to bring out a few friends along the way. In addition to performing a solo rendition of the Justin Beiber featured “Cold Water,” MØ brought out Charli XCX for “Porsche,” and danced onstage with Diplo for their collaboration “Get It Right.”

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David Byrne rewrote history

Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne took the stage with a performance of past and present classics in Stop making Sense fashion, even finishing on a cover of Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout,” listing names of black victims of police violence with an absolutely epic drum-heavy rendition.

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Beyoncé took the throne

Queen B delivered. As expected, Beyoncé’s headlining performance was nothing short iconic. Undoubtedly, it’ll go down as one of the greatest Coachella performances in history with Beyoncé standing as the first ever woman of color to headline the festival. “Ain’t that ’bout a bitch?” she quixotically squealed, when talking about the phenomena.

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Moving through her performance with poise, hair flowing, barely seeming to break a sweat, Beyoncé’s energy and the performance’s production proved she’s one of the greatest entertainers to ever grace the stage. The New York Times has even gone so far to call her bigger than Coachella in their latest editorial.

She opened with a performance of “Crazy In Love,” brought out her husband JAY-Z for one of their many collaborations “Déjà Vu,” had her sister Solange come out for “Get Me Bodied,” and then she did the unthinkable. She saved humanity. I mean—and then she reunited Destiny’s Child.

Although rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion have been circulating for months, nothing comes close to the real thing. The trio performed “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name,” and “Soldier.”

“I was supposed to perform last year but I got pregnant, thank God,” Beyoncé said before closing her set with an a cappella rendition of her uplifting “Love On Top.” “I had time to dream with two beautiful souls in my belly and this is everything and more I had in my dream, so thank you for sharing this with me. I want to sing this last song to all my incredible, beautiful fans. Loyal fans. Ride or dies. I love y’all.”

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So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?

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“God’s Plan” rules the world. Drake’s dominant single is #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends well beyond the United States. Although the song hasn’t caught on in Asia or Africa and is only a minor hit in Latin America, it’s the most popular track globally … More »

Watch David Byrne Talk Utopian Ideals, Dogs On The Daily Show

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Have you ever seen David Byrne out in public? It’s everything you want it to be. Maybe 18 years ago, I sold Byrne a ticket to a Marc Ribot show, and he looked pretty much exactly like the bugged-out icon from Stop Making Sense, minus the enormous suit. He seemed, in other words, like a … More »

David Byrne – “Everybody’s Coming to My House” Video

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“American Utopia: Detroit” is a new mini-documentary chronicling David Byrne’s collaboration with students at the Detroit School of Arts. During Byrne’s visit, the kids recorded a version of “Everybody’s Coming To My House,” the lead single from the former Talking Heads singer’s new highly collaborative solo album American Utopia. Students from the school’s … More »

Watch David Byrne’s Giant Suit Emporium Commercial And Performance With Stephen Colbert

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Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne just released American Utopia, his first solo album in 14 years and our reigning Album Of The Week. And last night, he went on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote it, performing lead single “Everybody’s Coming To My House” backed up by a barefoot band … More »

Album Of The Week: David Byrne American Utopia

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One Tuesday morning, just a little under 10 years ago, my wife and I learned that she was pregnant. I didn’t know what the fuck to do with this information. I couldn’t process it. It didn’t seem real. For a longer-than-probably-appropriate time, I convinced myself that it wasn’t real, that the pregnancy test had somehow … More »

David Byrne Addresses Lack Of Women On His New Album

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David Byrne is releasing a new album, American Utopia, at the end of the week, though it’s streaming now. He’s just posted a statement addressing the lack of women who worked on the album, in light of a playlist he made highlighting the many people he collaborated with on American … More »

Stream David Byrne American Utopia

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Forget about that first art-punk wave for a second. How many artists who were big in the early MTV era are still pushing themselves and their audiences. Is David Byrne the only one? It seems entirely possible! Next week, Byrne will release his new album American Utopia, which happens to be his first solo album … More »

David Byrne – “This Is That” (Feat. Oneohtrix Point Never)

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Earlier this month, David Byrne announced a new album, American Utopia, which is his first solo LP since 2004’s Grown Backwards. And around the same time, he shared a new track, “Everybody’s Coming To My House” and announced an accompanying world tour. Today, Byrne debuted a new song on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio … More »