HQ’s Scott Rogowsky Gets Mobbed By Teens, Ignored By Pusha-T At Gov Ball

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Scott Rogowsky & Pusha TSeveral Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City’s Randall’s Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, the Gaslight Anthem, and Kali Uchis. And apparently, Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the wildly popular HQ Trivia App, was … More »

Kali Uchis Proves She’s A Star At Governors Ball

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Kali UchisA music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world for an hour or so, a festival set is sort of the opposite of that. But every festival performance is predicated on the shared illusion that it is that and … More »

Jack White Plays “Icky Trump” At Gov Ball: “You Can’t Be A President And A Prostitute, Too, Trump”

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Jack WhiteThis isn’t the first time Jack White has called out Donald Trump. Two years ago he realized that the title of his 2007 White Stripes ballad “Icky Thump” worked just as well, and maybe better, if he changed it to “Icky Trump.” The White Stripes even started selling “Icky Trump” T-shirts. More »

The Gaslight Anthem Played A Good Set To Almost No One Last Night

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The Gaslight AnthemMusic festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there’s boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that thrive by focusing on one genre, like Riot Fest. But from the big dogs like Coachella and Lollapalooza to the regional clones that have sprung up all over the country, … More »

Livestream Governors Ball 2018

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Governors BallGovernors Ball is descending on New York City’s Randall’s Island Park for the eight time this summer, bringing headlining sets from Jack White, Eminem, and Travis Scott along with it. Today is the festival’s second day, and we’ve already reviewed sets from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and James Blake. But there’s still plenty more … More »

James Blake Plays A Beautiful Set To Bored Teens At Gov Ball

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“I’m always down for emo music,” a girl said to her friend as we stood with a few hundred tired, sweaty bodies waiting for James Blake to take the Gov Ball stage. The annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival attracts an interesting crowd, in that I’m not sure anybody actually likes music. Surely, attributing “emo music” … More »

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Still Love You, New York

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Yeah Yeah YeahsI worry about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sometimes. I’m not saying it’s fair, but I do. I’m also not saying they have gone the way of the NYC Rock Revival (TM) peers the Strokes and aged from era-defining life force to “nostalgia act that sticks around to do the hits for the festival checks.” But … More »

Pusha-T Replacing Brockhampton At Governors Ball

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Pusha-TOver the weekend, Brockhampton announced that they were kicking rapper Ameer Vann out of the group in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations made against him online. In the same statement, they also announced that they were cancelling the rest of their current US tour to “go home and regroup.” That means that … More »

Dua Lipa Spotted In The Studio With Diplo and Mark Ronson

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Ever since Dua Lipa’s performance on “Scared To Be Lonely” with Martin Garrix went viral, the English singer and songwriter has been one of dance music’s biggest stars. The 22-year-old musician recently took to her Instagram to showcase a picture of her with English musician Mark Ronson and DJ and producer, Diplo. Back on January

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2 Chainz Is Mad About His Spot On The Governors Ball Poster

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The music-festival font-size wars are a real thing. Yesterday, the New York festival Governors Ball announced its lineup for this summer’s edition, and it features Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs up at the top of the poster. About halfway down, on the eighth line of the poster, sandwiched … More »