Stream Tegan And Sara’s The Con X: Covers Album Featuring Grimes, Hayley Williams, & More

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Tegan And Sara’s The Con turned 10 years old over the summer, and the duo is about to embark on a tour in honor of it where they’ll play the whole thing live. They also arranged a tribute covers album that features some huge names. We’ve already heard CHVRCHES and RyanMore »

Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

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“Mi Gente” is the perfect name for it, really. More »

Watch Paramore’s Deeply Enjoyable Tiny Desk Concert

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It’s always interesting to see an arena-sized band strip things down enough to do something self-consciously small. Case in point: Nashville rockers Paramore, rulers of the mid-’00s MySpace emo moment, are the latest participants in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series. They busted out three songs from their ’80s-pop-informed LP After Laughter, including the fired-up … More »

Watch Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cover Jawbreaker

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Paramore’s Riot Fest set time clashed with the weekend’s big Jawbreaker reunion, and Hayley Williams was sad about that. “the fact that our set time at Riot Fest overlaps a bit with jawbreaker is my slow but certain death. i hope you all see jawbreaker for me,” she tweeted last month when … More »

Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

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“I could fight forever, but life’s too short.” Every lyric on Rainbow — Kesha’s first album in five years and the first since initiating a messy legal battle against former producer and label head Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald — is loaded, but those words in particular stand out. They’re among the first lines on album … More »

Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

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Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your entire news feed without trying very hard, and one who is also known for trying extremely hard, a polarizing figure who’s been known to wear out her welcome even among … More »

Paramore’s Hayley Williams & New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Announce Separation

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert started dating in 2008, and last year, they got married. Today, they’ve shared a statement on social media announcing that they are separating. “We want to publicly state — plainly, and only this time — that we are splitting up,” the note reads. “We also … More »

Watching Katy Perry Struggle For Relevance This Year Has Been Painful

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Katy Perry opens her new album by singing, “Can I get a witness?” Her promotional tactics for Witness have communicated a similar sentiment, albeit more intense: “Please look at me!” This is the singer known for spraying whipped cream from her cupcake bra, so it’s not like she’s ever been a master of understatement. But … More »

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Shares Notes On After Laughter

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We just named Paramore’s poppy new LP After Laughter one of the best albums of the year so far, and now the band’s Hayley Williams has taken to Instagram to share a few notes on the record, praising guitarist Taylor York, discussing the return of drummer Zac Farro, and thanking music journalists and … More »

More Than 120 Artists Sign Letter To Obama About Dakota Access Pipeline

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CANNON BALL, ND - NOVEMBER 30:  Snow covers Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Native Americans and activists from around the country have been gathering at the camp for several months trying to halt the construction of the  Dakota Access Pipeline. The proposed 1,172 mile long pipeline would transport oil from the North Dakota Bakken region through South Dakota, Iowa and into Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)As water protectors continue to stand their ground at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, they’ve been met with excessive, violent force from authorities and militarized police. #noDAPL protests have been ongoing since the summertime, and demonstrators are now facing near-freezing temperatures in addition to increasingly aggressive policing tactics. A class-actionMore »