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Music, All Shook Down 5 Headdress-Wearing Musicians Who Need to Stop

5 Headdress-Wearing Musicians Who Need to Stop

Yesterday, Montreal's Osheaga Festival announced that Native American headdresses would not be permitted inside its grounds this year. "The First Nations Headdresses have a spiritual and cultural meaning in the native communities," Osheaga's Facebook page states, "and to respect and…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Pharrell Extinguishes Kim K, Taylor Swift Walks Backwards, and Florence Welch Gets Witchy

This Week: Pharrell Extinguishes Kim K, Taylor Swift Walks Backwards, and Florence Welch Gets Witchy

This week has been a particularly hazardous one for women's health. Between Annie Clark falling off a speaker stack, Florence Welch dabbling in witchcraft, Taylor Swift climbing down a mountain backwards, and Kim Kardashian setting herself on fire, it's been…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Justin Bieber Cries in a Car, Henry Rollins Never Dies, and Kanye is an Insult to Music Fans

This Week: Justin Bieber Cries in a Car, Henry Rollins Never Dies, and Kanye is an Insult to Music Fans

"All babies contain a soul however they come to this earth and their families. There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy?" Madonna, responding to Dolce & Gabbana's assertion that babies born…
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Music, All Shook Down Will.i.am Fears the 3D Apocalypse, Madonna Dates Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg Fixes Your Finances

Will.i.am Fears the 3D Apocalypse, Madonna Dates Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg Fixes Your Finances

"We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand… This jury didn’t listen to any music, which is rather surprising to me … The fact is that the harmonies are different, the chords are…
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Music, All Shook Down Iggy Doesn't Want a Grammy, Bjork Doesn't Want Spotify, and Antemasque Don't Want Their Onstage Kettle

Iggy Doesn't Want a Grammy, Bjork Doesn't Want Spotify, and Antemasque Don't Want Their Onstage Kettle

"I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, 'Fuck this. I don’t want it, take it. Get it away from me'. People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated…
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Music, All Shook Down The 10 Most Ridiculous Things About The Voice Finale Last Night

The 10 Most Ridiculous Things About The Voice Finale Last Night

The Voice might be the least terrible of television's singing competitions — but that in no way means that it isn't also its own special degree of terrible. Season 7 wrapped up last night after a competition that weeded out…
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Music, All Shook Down The Music World Vents About the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

The Music World Vents About the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

If you, like us, were saddened, sickened and shocked yesterday by the St. Louis grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer that murdered (yes, murdered) 18-year-old Michael Brown last August, then you've probably been looking for…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Transgender Spiderman, Mayor Kanye, and "Naughty" Pharrell

This Week: Transgender Spiderman, Mayor Kanye, and "Naughty" Pharrell

"I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn't ask a straight person these questions. I've tried to be clever with this album, because it's also important to me that my music reaches everybody."Sam…
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Music, Hear This Sidewalk Chalk: Show Preview

Sidewalk Chalk: Show Preview

Sidewalk Chalk is an eight-piece Chicago ensemble that plays a combination of hip-hop and soul. Its laid-back, jazzy approach — horns, keys, soulful singing, unforced rapping — could easily have fit in with '90s-era groups like Digable Planets, but those…
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Music, Hear This Mayer Hawthorne: Show Preview

Mayer Hawthorne: Show Preview

When Mayer Hawthorne takes the stage in Oakland this Saturday, he and his four-piece touring band will no doubt deliver polished versions of songs off of his latest album, Where Does This Door Go, which has been likened — both…
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Music, All Shook Down The 2013 MTV VMAs: A Timeline of Egomania

The 2013 MTV VMAs: A Timeline of Egomania

MTV, the music video channel that doesn't play any music videos, held the 30th edition of its annual Video Music Awards last night, honoring many of pop music's biggest names. Here's our minute-by-minute recap of the 2013 VMAs:0:01: Close up…
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Music,

Summer Guide 2013: Pop Songs to Soundtrack Your Summer

"Cruise," Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly Nelly's summer anthem credentials were solidified all the way back in 2002 with "Hot in Herre." His unexpected remix of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" lowers the cartoon-country level and adds a sharper beat, auto-tune,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Year in Music Booze: Six Artist's Beverages That Made 2011 One Long Hangover

The Year in Music Booze: Six Artist's Beverages That Made 2011 One Long Hangover

Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>Distortion 2 Static</i>'s Top Five Celebrity Guests

Distortion 2 Static's Top Five Celebrity Guests

During its 10-year run, the Distortion 2 Static hip-hop TV show graduated from profiling local upcoming artists to chatting it up with rap superstars. Started by Prince Aries, Ariel Nuñez and DJ Haylow, the show signed off on its broadcast…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

Hip-hop's reliance on marijuana as a creative conduit and lifestyle accessory is well documented. But beyond the genre's top tokers, there's also a bubbling batch of rappers who've rhymed about not so much getting a little tipsy as daily dalliances…
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Music, Reviewed N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D.

Seeing Sounds is the third album from N.E.R.D., the "artist" project from Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of production team the Neptunes and their buddy Shay Haley. It's the musical equivalent of an ad campaign trying to appeal to the…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Twelve Ways the Hives Could've Made a Better Record for Interscope

Twelve Ways the Hives Could've Made a Better Record for Interscope

", which failed to live…
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