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Proposed Bill for Registry of Philly Bands Threatens Music Scene

Something pretty scary is happening in the music world, and we're not talking about Kanye West's Twitter rant. Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has this week proposed a bill that would require local and touring bands, rappers, DJs, et. ...

Father John Misty Drops Terrifying Lullaby 'Maybe, Sweet One, You Won't Have Nightmares'

Earlier this month, Father John Misty performed "Holy Sh--" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, but he had a performance planned for the end of the show that never aired. Thanks to the Internet fans can stream "Maybe, Sweet One, You Won't Have ...

Danny Brown Hints at New Album, Comments on Sufjan Stevens, Kid Cudi on Twitter

Danny Brown this weekend responded to fan questions on Twitter commenting on artists including Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Natalie Prass and Sufjan Stevens.

Joan Baez Adds Paul Simon and Mavis Staples to Tour-Launching 75th Birthday Concert Lineup

Joan Baez is launching an 18-city North American tour with a concert celebrating the legendary folk singer-songwriter and social activist's 75th birthday and 55 year-long career. The folk pioneer has announced that she's added Paul Simon and Mavis ...

Field Report Releases 'Your Friend Tia' About 8-Year-Old With Sickle Cell Anemia

Field Report frontman Chris Porterfield wants everyone to know about a pretty amazing eight-year-old girl in his Milwaukee neighborhood who lives with sickle cell anemia. He wrote the song "Your Friend Tia" to make her feel better after all the ...

"Best American Rock Band" Wussy Debut "Dropping Houses" Off New LP 'Forever Sounds'

In certain circles, Wussy is considered to be the best band in America, and with the Ohio rockers set to release its 6th LP, titled 'Forever Sounds,' the group is living up to those claims with the album's first single, "Dropping Houses."

Donald Trump’s Dad Was Woody Guthrie’s Racist Landlord, Subject of Unrecorded Songs

By the time Woody Guthrie signed his name to lease an apartment in one of Fred Trump's Brooklyn buildings in December 1950, he had already written and recorded many of his most famous condemnations of inequality and racism as well as his alternative ...

Chief Keef, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne Most Profane Lyricists While Country Music is SFW

It's no secret that rap is a profane genre of music, but which artist has the dirtiest mouth of all? According to a new study, the foulest emcees in the game are none other than Chief Keef and Lil Wayne.

Blizzard of 2016 Playlist: 10 Songs to Help You Get Through the Snow Storm!

There are a number of concerns surrounding the eminent Blizzard of 2016 that is set to strike the northeast United States this weekend. Will it actually be a crazy snow storm? Will we lose power? Do you want to build a snowman with me? One thing's ...

Pickathon 2016 Lineup: Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House Headline

Pickathon is one of the most beloved festivals by fans and artists in the rock and folk communities, and the Oregon-based three-day concert continues that tradition with another stacked lineup for 2016. On Tuesday (Jan. 19), Pickathon revealed its ...

Bonnie “Prince” Billy Covers Leonard Cohen Ahead of 'Pond Scum' Release [LISTEN]

Will Oldham, the musician and actor best known as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, is getting ready to drop 'Pond Scum,' a collection of his Peel Sessions for BBC Radio 1. Just ahead of the forthcoming compilation album's release, Oldham shared a cover of ...

Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex to Play Okeechobee Music Festival; Tickets on Sale!

Festival season kicked off this month with a slew of major festival announcements, including Coachella, Governors Ball and a few up-and coming festivals like Okeechobee Music + Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Florida. ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new 2015 songs from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, ...

Jimmy Fallon as Bob Dylan Singing 'Hotline Bling' is Exactly What We All Need [WATCH]

When Jimmy Fallon decides to get into character, it is quite the treat. The late night host has been known to channel some of the greatest performers and he has added Bob Dylan to his list this week. Fallon performed "Hotline Bling" as Dylan ...

Jeff Buckley Streams Heartfelt Cover of Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman' [LISTEN]

As promised, Jeff Buckley has begun rolling out his previously unheard recordings and cover songs, the first of which is a stream of his heartfelt take on the Bob Dylan classic, "Just Like a Woman."

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