What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
Lana Del Rey is smiling more these days. Sometimes she’s smiling through tears, like she does in a hazy shot from the recent video for “Fuck It I Love You,” but she’s smiling all the same—a sign of a new level of nuance from an artist who made a name for herself peddling dreamy, depressing […]
The first thing to know about Orville Peck is that the Canadian country-pop crooner always wears a mask. Its top half is made of leather, and from the bottom hangs a row of long fringe, which he sometimes braids to each side to reveal his scruffy chin—his memorable look is something like a cross between […]
Lollapalooza, Sake 101, and more happenings from July 25-28.
A predictable lineup might make celebrating Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary less than thrilling.
Also, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers dominate Lollapalooza rumors.
A month-old mashup created by local producer Chaz Allen has garnered a lot of attention this week—could it be a tipping point for his web-based concert series?
Using rape fantasies in “shock” music isn’t just gross, it’s profoundly boring.
A copycat song highlights how Del Rey’s more than a pretty face.
A bare-bones single from an unknown artist storms the charts
A haunting preview from The Big Dream
Frank Ocean leads the charge in making the Internet and pop music safer for sincerity
Whether the subject is contraception or M.I.A.’s middle finger, America wants to keep women in line
SNL gets indie-er
Germans looking for Lana help Del Rey chart, and more