SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

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SuperMSuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, WayV’s Lucas and Ten, and SHINee’s Taemin. That makes them a supergroup, and they flexed their commercial superpowers this week by landing their debut EP SuperM: The 1st Mini … More »

Watch Taylor Swift Display Her Craft In A Great Stripped-Down Tiny Desk Concert

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Taylor-Swift-Tiny-DeskThey netted themselves a big one. For years now, NPR has been bringing in musicians for its Tiny Desk Concerts, a great simple-idea video series where those musicians sit behind a really-not-that-tiny desk and have to figure out new ways to showcase their songs. It makes perfect sense that Taylor Swift would want to take … More »

Watch Taylor Swift Perform “False God” & “Lover” On SNL

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Taylor Swift was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, opposite host Phoebe Waller-Bridge. (They recorded a promo earlier this week, though they did not appear in any sketches together.) Swift did the requisite two songs for SNL: The first was a stripped-down version of her album‘s title track, … More »

New BBC Charity Album Features Olivia Colman Covering Portishead, Jodie Whittaker Covering Coldplay

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Got It CoveredA whole bunch of famous UK actors have gotten together to record a charity album to raise money for BBC Children In Need. Got It Covered, which comes out next month ahead of the BBC Children In Need Appeal show later this year, will feature stars covering hand-picked song significant to them with … More »

Watch Angel Olsen Sing A Goosebump-Inducing “All Mirrors” With An Orchestra On Fallon

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Angel-Olsen-on-FallonToday, Angel Olsen releases All Mirrors, her absolute stunner of a new album. It’s one of 2019’s best. Last night, she gave the LP a grand rollout on network television. Olsen was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and she brought a whole orchestra — or at least a giant string section … More »

Watch Taylor Swift Speak British With Phoebe Waller-Bridge In SNL Promo

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Taylor Swift is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, fresh off the release of her latest album Lover. She’ll appear alongside host Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who became an Emmys darling a few weeks ago for her show Fleabag. (Swift has gone on record as a Fleabag fan.) In their … More »

Tones And I Is Turning The World Into “Dance Monkey” Junkies

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Tones And IThis year has already given us one Kevin Garnett “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” viral triumph by the name of Lil Nas X. You probably know that story by heart: A savvy young meme-maker who may or may not have built his online following by running a Nicki Minaj fan account heavily promotes his country-rap … More »

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, BTS Announced For Jingle Ball Tour

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Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Billie EilishTaylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season. More »

Taylor Swift Cancels Melbourne Cup Performance After Outcry From Animal Rights Activists

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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has cancelled her upcoming performance at this year’s Melbourne Cup, the Guardian reports. She was scheduled to sing two tracks from her new album Lover in what was being billed as her only show in Australia of the year. The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s largest annual Thoroughbred horse race, is set to … More »

Don’t Take Tove Lo For Granted

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Tove LoOne of the best Onion articles ever is headlined like so: “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” This was early 2001, more than a year after Manson became a scapegoat for the Columbine massacre and still several months ahead of 9/11. Despite a disputed election that introduced everyone to the … More »