The Cure's Robert Smith to curate Meltdown festival 2018

The artist-curated London festival celebrates its 25th year. The Cure’s Robert Smith has been announced as the curator the 25th Meltdown festival, which takes place at London’s Southbank Centre from Friday June 15 to Sunday June 24. No lineup details have been announced as yet, but Smith has promised more than 30 his “all-time favourite

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Colin Stetson on the restraint and all-out chaos of his first horror score Hereditary

The saxophone virtuoso discusses Hereditary which premieres this weekend at Sundance. Colin Stetson, the saxophonist best known for playing with Bon Iver and Arcade Fire, has long been praised for his cinematic solo compositions, something exemplified on 2011’s stunning New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges. It was hardly surprising then when a track from that

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FACT mix 635: Riobamba

High-octane reggaetón bangers from one New York City’s most exciting DJs. Ecuadorian-Lithuanian artist and activist Sara Skolnick, aka Riobamba, has been promoting reggaetón and global club sounds on the East Coast for many years, DJing regularly in Boston and NYC and programming a plethora essential events, including Boiler Room’s very first reggaetón showcase. Skolnick takes

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The 25 most WTF music news stories of 2017

You already know 2017 was full WTF. The world miraculously continued to spin despite most news coming out the United States seemed like it was written by the staff at The Onion; sexual misconduct was exposed en masse as women (and men) became empowered to come forward about alleged abusers; just like last year, music lost

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Prince Harry Is Engaged To A Black Woman

Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle. We’re only reporting on this for cultural purposes because the actress is a Black woman.  Markle’s father is white while her mother is African-American. Yes, this makes her biracial, but all things considered, we’re claiming her as a Black woman. Reports the New York Times: Yep, Harry wasn’t

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Beyoncé Launches Holiday Capsule Collection [Photos]

Beyoncé looks to extend her winning streak and close out 2017 strong. She is launching a collection holiday themed wears. Right on the heels being named Forbes Magazine highest paid female in music, Queen B delivers new merchandise right in time for the Christmas season.   This drop includes hooded sweatshirts, onesies, crewnecks and t-shirts. All the

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Remy Ma & Lil Kim Unleash 'Wake Me Up' Visual

After throwing barbs at her detractors in the Lil Kim-assisted track “Wake Me Up,” Remy Ma and Lil Kim returned on Thursday (Nov. 16) with the visual for the gritty cut, f Rem's upcoming album 7 Winters & 6 Summers.  The dreary visual finds the two fashionably dressed emcees in several settings throughout New York City, including a

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