New York’s Panorama Fest announces lineup.


This lineup boasts the return of Nine Inch Nails, as well as some common ground with Coachella in Mitski, DJ Shadow, Preoccupations and Glass Animals.  Some other highlights include Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings, Pinegrove, MGMT, Foxygen, Tyler the Creator, Girl Talk and many others.

Julia Nunes begins Kickstarter to fund 5th Full Length Album

Singer-songwriter Julia Nunes began a Kickstarter campaign to fund her followup to the excellent Some Feelings.  In addition to the record, backers have access to exclusive t-shirts, handwritten lyrics, ukuleles, and more.  To pledge to this campaign and watch a preview, check out Nunes’ Kickstarter.

Run the Jewels-‘Run the Jewels 3’


In retrospect, it seems so clear now.  Run the Jewels wasn’t important when they collaborated with Zack de la Rocha.  They weren’t important, when they were receiving higher festival billing, nor were they when they performed on late night shows.  Their importance appeared as Killer Mike began turning up during the 2016 election cycle, campaigning behind Bernie Sanders.  Killer Mike was a regular staple in Bernie’s campaign, and Sanders returned the favor by introducing Run the Jewels at Coachella.  In a year that the nation still feels hungover from, Run The Jewels 3 is a much needed cup of coffee with a shot of whiskey-a little energy along with the hair of the dog that bit you. Continue reading