In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn’t last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that’s not where music videos … 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 »
It’s that time of year again. The year-end movie-awards season officially kicked into high gear this morning with the announcement of this year’s Golden Globes nominations. And as ever, there were plenty of music-world crossovers. One of the year’s heavyweights, of course, is A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s sweeping and old-fashioned rock … More »
Anderson .Paak released his latest album, Oxnard, last month. Last night, the California croon-rapper made his Saturday Night Live debut, playing “Who R U?” and “Tints” from his new album. Kendrick Lamar joined him onstage for the latter, while .Paak handled drums and lead vocals. Maggie Rogers, Ella Mai, Lil Wayne, Paul Simon, … More »
Last year, Travis Scott opened for Kendrick Lamar on an arena tour. This year, Scott has ascended to the point where he can headline his own arena tour — complete with working onstage ferris wheel. And last night, when Scott headlined New York’s Madison Square Garden, Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance and … More »
The three South American editions of Lollapalooza have announced their respective lineups for the 2019 festival season. As in previous years, Lollapalooza coordinators will present versions of the festival in Chile, Argentina, and Brasil. Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Lenny Kravitz, and Post Malone will headline each of the three installments. ODESZA, ZHU, Tiësto, Years & Years, GTA, and Steve Aoki round out a handful of the electronic acts to grace the lineups. The 2019 event billings are rife with genre-spanning talent outside of the dance realm, including Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, Ziggy Marley, and Snow Patrol.
Lollapalooza Chile will be held at O’Higgins Park in Santiago from March 29-31. Lollapalooza Argentina will simultaneously run at Hippodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Last but not least, the final South American Lolla leg in Brasil will take place from April 5-7 at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo. See the full lineups for each installment of Lollapalooza’s Latin American stops below.
Legendary producer Mike Will Made-It was most recently credited on the late rappers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s new track “Falling Down” in September. Tonight, we hear a surprise track from Mike Will featuring Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar. “The Mantra” will appear on the Creed II soundtrack, which was executive produced … More »
Next week, Creed II hits theaters. It’s the sequel to 2015’s Creed, which in turn in a continuation of the Rocky film series. The soundtrack for the first movie had some big names attached to it, but it looks like they’re upping the ante for round two. The Creed II soundtrack was executive produced by … More »
From trap-heavy beginnings, California-based Ookay has proven to be quite the versatile producer as of late with a more electronic, pop-leaning sound. This was most evident on his debut Wow! Cool Album! and continued on for a remix of Portugal. The Man‘s “Tidal Wave.” His latest single, “Bad Habits,” has received widespread approval and was accompanied by a fall tour announcement, putting him in a great position to round out 2018. Despite this streak, the multi-talented musician is taking no breaks in releasing a rework of Jay Rock‘s “Win.”
The Top Dawg Entertainment veteran climbed through the ranks this year with features on Kendrick Lamar‘s Black Panther soundtrack, causing Ookay to hop on the bandwagon. However, he’s decided to revert back to old ways for a second, complementing the bass-heavy hip-hop beat of the original with some pounding trap and dub hits on the remix. A live audience won’t know what hit them when the second drop comes to fruition, consisting of straight distortion and occasional robotic synths.
Anderson .Paak is on a roll, and he’s ready to continue his winning streak with the launch of his own aptly titled new Beats 1 show .Paak House Radio on Apple Music. Ahead of the ultra-anticipated release of his forthcoming Oxnard LP, the R&B star will grace the internet airwaves with four episodes of interviews, jam sessions, freestyle cyphers, and more — all with his stellar live band The Free Nationals riding shotgun.
The first episode landed, and the free-wheeling format of the show will continue to give .Paak an extra platform get fans in the groove ahead of his November 16 album drop. The album will be the first solo Anderson .Paak project since 2016’s critically lauded Malibu LP, and the hype is currently at an all time high with a fresh new single and music video for the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Tints.” With a radio show on air, and album up his sleeve, and a steadily successful promotion junket in the rearview mirror, its safe to say Anderson .Paak is riding quite the wave right now.