Janelle Monáe prides herself on being a political activist along with being an artist. In her lyrics, her live performances or even just in her public speaking, the “Make Me Feel” singer has established herself as a staunch supporter of women, racial minorities and the LGBTQ community. More »
“I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!” Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then collapses into hysterical laughter with a male cohort — presumably her older brother, a fellow musician named Finneas O’Connell who’s been her close collaborator ever since … More »
After months of anticipation, Woodstock 50 organizers have at last shared the full lineup for the festival’s half century anniversary. John Fogerty, Santana, Country Joe McDonald, Canned Heat and Hot Tuna, and John Sebastian, who all appeared at the 1969 event will perform at Woodstock 50, in homage to the festival’s original lineup. The Grateful Dead, who also graced Woodstock’s 1969 lineup, will take the stage at Woodstock 50 as Dead & Company with John Mayer.
The three-day lineup is an eclectic amalgamation of 1969 artists and comparatively more recent acts. The Killers, Halsey, JAY-Z, Black Keys, Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Cage the Elephant, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Earl Sweatshirt, and Brandi Carlile illustrate the genre-canvassing character of Woodstock 50’s sprawling roster of talent.
“Woodstock ’94 was a nice mix of young and old and that’s kind of what we’re going for here,” festival organizer Michael Lang told Rolling Stone. Woodstock 50 will take place from August 16-18 at Watkins Glen, New York. Tickets for the landmark anniversary event will go on sale April 22. More information about tickets can be found on Woodstock 50’s official website.
“Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, who knows what that is. I don’t give a shit. It’s irritating every year that suddenly my inbox lights up with, ‘Oh man, sorry about …’ I don’t give a fuck!” That was Trent Reznor, talking to Stereogum last year about all the times that the Rock … More »
2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »
Janelle Monáe was nominated for the Album Of The Year award at the Grammys this year for Dirty Computer and she performed as well, bringing out the album’s “Make Me Feel” with a performance that highlighted her characteristically neo-futurist flare. It featured a cadre of dancers, some wearing the pants that were in … More »
Fifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny’s Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them “BO$$,” “Sledgehammer,” “Messy,” and their one top 10 hit, the … More »
For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017 out of the 899 people nominated, only 9.3% were women — not even double digits! The surge of enlightenment and optimism ushered in with #MeToo and Time’s Up … More »
Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »