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Yikes: Critics Are Not Feeling Google’s Pixel Buds Bluetooth Headphones

Google’s Pixel 2 was well received by critics who finally got their hands on Google’s latest smartphone. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their wireless headphones, the Pixel Buds. Looks like Google missed with these ones. The reviews are pouring in about Google’s wireless headphones and it’s nothing but bad news for the tech

Green Day Shares 'Back In The USA' Video, Joins Miranda Lambert For New Rendition of 'Ordinary World'

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong stars in the band's new video for “Back in the USA” as a character in a black-and-white sitcom inspired by John Carpenter's They Live. Like Roddy Piper's character in the 1988 film, Armstrong has glasses he puts on to see what the world is really trying to convey. In this video's

Emancipator Releases Earthy New Album 'Baralku'

Emancipator, the worldly downtempo alias  Doug Appling, has released his fifth full-length, Baralku.  Taking its name from the the island indigenous Australian people believe the dead claim as their spiritual home, Baralku continues Emanicpator's tradition synthesizing edit-binded shards world music with his classical training and love for hip-hop. See that entrancing style on full display in his Red Rocks 2017 recap video below. 

Billboard's Industry Nights Kicked Off With Performances by Tor Miller, Noah Kahan & Cape Francis

Billboard kicked f our Industry Nights concert series at the Ludlow House in New York City on Thursday (Nov. 16) with performances by Tor Miller, Noah Kahan and Cape Francis. The exclusive members-only club on the Lower East Side — an fshoot the London-based Soho House — fered a swanky setup on the third floor

Equiknoxx announce new album Colón Man on Demdike Stare's DDS

The follow-up to our second favorite album 2016. Jamaican dancehall duo Equiknoxx, aka Gavin Blair and Jordan Chung, have unveiled their new album Colón Man which is out tomorrow on Demdike Stare’s label DDS. The duo released their breakout album, Bird Sound Power, on the label last year and later became our runner-up for Album

Fever Ray's surprise album Plunge is like being thrown into cold water and coming up gasping

Eight years after a self-titled debut as Fever Ray, The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has returned with a new surprise album. Does this latest lucid exploration sex and separation live up to her previous glories? Emily Mackay takes the Plunge and finds out. Karin Dreijer’s first album as Fever Ray explored the domestic isolation and destabilizing

Sound artist Sugai Ken wants to submerge you in his explorations of water and darkness

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Lewis Gordon speaks to Japanese sound artist Sugai Ken, whose music takes the folk traditions his home Kanagawa and turns them into vivid electro-acoustic soundscapes. Sugai Ken’s music has a strong affinity for place.

Rabit’s Les Fleurs Du Mal is a divine opium for mortal hearts

On Les Fleurs Du Mal, Rabit harnesses the influence Charles Baudelaire, Current 93 and Coil to shed the rhythmic and melodic chains his previous work and embark on a journey into hedonism, mysticism and spirit. John Twells submerges himself in an acid bath sound that highlights the disruption and malaise the modern world. “Dear Beelzebub,

<i>Black Ink Crew Chicago</i> Recap, Season 3, Ep. 15 – “My Little Sir Brumfield”

The Black Ink Crew Chicago fam is finally back from their trip to Mexico and as a super sweet gesture, the first thing they do is throw Van a Cabo-themed party since his parole restrictions kept him from going. All the mess with Katrina, Ryan and Rachel aside, everyone came back to Chicago in good

Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, & Bobby Bones Share Personal Connections to Vegas and Hurricane Tragedies at Country Rising

Country music has long had a history giving back in times need. And, over the past few months – from storm damage in Houston, Florida, and the tropics to those affected by the October 1 shootings in Las Vegas, there have been many opportunities for artists within the genre to give their time and talent for those

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Lil B Squash Their Issues Following Rolling Loud Altercation

This past weekend, the folks from Real Dope ENT. threw another epic Rolling Loud event that took place in The Bay in Northern California. From Travi$ Scott, to Young Thug, the performances were incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. However, the biggest headline that came out Rolling Loud weekend was the unfortunate fight that went

Exploring Darius Rucker’s Impact on Modern Country Music

The year 1995 was one flux in rock. Through Nirvana’s posthumous Unplugged in New York LP, Kurt Cobain’s tortured ghost could still be heard around the hour on the radio, and Hole’s Live Through This singles rang out as rejoinders. Dave Grohl hit the ground running with the self-titled Foo Fighters album, a collection airtight

Eminem To Perform On Chance The Rapper-Hosted "SNL" Episode

New York, NY – The social media-savvy folks behind Saturday Night Live’s Twitter account dropped a bombshell Monday morning (October 30). A photo posted to SNL’s account revealed the hosts and musical guests for three upcoming November episodes, accompanied by the caption, “Ready for November.” For the November 18 episode, Eminem is booked as the musical

Hip Hop Single Sales: Chris Brown's "High End" Scores Highest Debut Of The Week

It’s Halloween weekend and Chris Brown plans on releasing his 45-track project, Heartbreak on a Full Moon on October 31, so it’s fitting that his single “High End” featuring Future and Young Thug made its debut on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts ending on October 23. Also making a mark on the chart this week is

Niall Horan, the Heart of One Direction, Treads Water on Flicker

Niall Horan wasn’t the leader One Direction, but he might’ve been the heart. He radiated easygoing charm and mischievous humor onstage and just about everywhere else. It’s what got him past the X Factor audition he almost lost after a lukewarm reception to his rendition Ne-Yo’s “So Sick.” It’s what got him a temporary James