The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

Suwannee Hulaween unveils another cutting-edge boutique lineup for 2018: String Cheese, ODESZA, Tipper, STS9, Gramatik, REZZ, more

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Suwannee Hulaween is one annual boutique gathering that is developing a devout following with its expert curation and wildly magical grounds. The Halloween weekend festival, running from October 26-28, 2018, hosts an impressive talent roster that brings an exceptional mixture of jamtronica, emergent bass, and deep house to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River, and complete with the largest bat house in the southeast US, the storied festival grounds have earned a reputation of inexplicable imagination and exploration. 

Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the longtime host band of the festival The String Cheese Incident, plus a top billing of Grammy award winners and nominees featuring live-electronic front runners ODESZA, a South-East exclusive by modern funk icons Jamiroquai, and very special showing by singer-songwriter Janelle Monae on the wake of her blowout Dirty Computer record.

The star-studded billing continues with the reigning king of west coast bass Tipper, five piece American funk band Vulfpeck, multiple sets by leaders of the post-rock dance movement STS9, the alternative radio chart topping wonder of The Revivalists, dark-electro wunderkind Rezz, plus the unique electronic stylings of Gramatik, NGHTMRE, Troyboi, Snakehips, Emancipator Ensemble, Manic Focus & the MF’n Band, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Eats Everything and many more.

Tickets on sale now.

I Regret To Inform You That My Nemesis Charlie Puth Is Getting His Shit Together

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Charlie PuthCharlie Puth is ridiculous, but more importantly, he is meticulous. His music is toothless, but his commitment to that music and its spoils is ruthless. More »

Premature Evaluation: Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer

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Brevity and directness are not Janelle Monáe’s things. Her albums, when they arrive, are vast and sprawling and messily ambitious. In the past, she’s collided R&B with new wave and Broadway and psychedelic indie rock and abstract jazz and operatic funk-pop, and she’s done it while telling goofily all-consuming stories about identity-proscribing dystopias and “robot … More »

Watch Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Film Feat. Tessa Thompson

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Janelle Monáe’s long-awaited Dirty Computer is out today, and the album is accompanied by a 44-minute short film of the same name, which she’s is calling an “emotion picture.” The narrative film follows a character named Jane 57821, portrayed by Monáe, who is on the run from a totalitarian society with her very stylish … More »

Stream Janelle Monáe’s New Album Dirty Computer

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Janelle Monae Dirty ComputerIt’s been a while since Janelle Monáe’s last album — 2013’s The Electric Lady — but in that time, Monáe has been coming into her own, an impressive accomplishment for someone who already came across as so sure of herself. She’s fostered a burgeoning film career, with memorable roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures, … More »

Janelle Monáe Comes Out As Pansexual

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Tomorrow, Janelle Monáe will release her much-anticipated new album Dirty Computer. That’s a big deal, and it’s the reason that Monáe is the subject of a new Rolling Stone cover story. But Monáe doesn’t just talk about the album in that interview. She also reveals something profound about herself. More »

Janelle Monáe’s New Album Will Feature Brian Wilson And Zoë Kravitz

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Janelle Monáe is just ahead of releasing Dirty Computer, her first album in five years. Going along with the titular theme, Monáe has shared the track list today as a virtual “reveal experience.” Upon entering the album’s website, Monáe’s soothing, robotic voice plays on a loop, “Repeat after me: I am … More »

Janelle Monae – “I Like That” Video

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Janelle Monae’s suddenly imminent album and “emotion picture” Dirty Computer is premiering Thursday night in short-film form on MTV and BET before its official Friday release, but first we get one more standalone video for its latest single. More »

Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Film Premiering 4/26 On MTV & BET

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Back when Janelle Monáe announced her new album, Dirty Computer, she said that it would be accompanied by a 44-minute-long “emotion picture,” also known to some as a “film” or a “short film,” if you want to go there. Now that the album’s release is on the horizon — it comes out next Friday … More »