Frank Ocean stirs controversy with Coachella performance

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor 
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Pop music’s endeared recluse Frank Ocean has caused widespread controversy after his first performance in nearly seven years at Coachella, headlining Sunday’s bill as the closing act. Concertgoers camped-out at the stage’s frontend barricade, scorched under California’s unforgiving sun and were greeted by Frank Ocean over an hour later than scheduled. Just hours beforehand, Ocean’s performance was excluded from Coachella’s official livestream listing, despite promotional material still advertising it on the day of the performance. 

Rock and metal legends collide for PowerTrip Festival

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor
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Some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal are set to headline the PowerTrip Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The festival will take place from October 6-8th, with two headliners featured each night. Friday night will star Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden. Saturday night will feature AC/DC and Ozzy Ozbourne with Tool and Metallica closing out on Sunday. 

Tyler, the Creator announces Deluxe Edition of Call Me If You Get Lost

By Roman Salomone, Contributor 
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West Coast rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator has recently announced a deluxe version of his 2021 album Call Me If You Get Lost. The new edition is entitled Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale, and will feature leftover cuts from the recording sessions of the original album. 

Donald Glover wins plagiarism lawsuit over “This is America”

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor 
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Riding off the heave of acclaim from his co-created Prime Original Swarm, renaissance man Donald Glover would again circle the victory lap by winning the plagiarism lawsuit brought onto him over his 2018 Childish Gambino hit, “This is America.”

Swans release new single “Paradise is Mine”

[Photo Courtesy of Phil Puleo] By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor Experimental rock outfit Swans have released their latest single “Paradise is Mine.” The nine-minute-long comeback is the first glimpse into their sixteenth studio record The Beggar, following 2019’s leaving meaning. The record is set to release on June 23 from Young God Records; run by lead…

Lollapalooza Chicago announces their 2023 summer headliners and line-up

[Courtesy of Choose Chicago] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor On March 21st, the highly anticipated release of Chicago’s Lollapalooza lineup was announced on Instagram, causing music fans to go into a frenzy. Hosted in Grant Park, the four day music festival will be from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6.  Read more: Nelsonville Music Festival releases…

Lucy Dacus releases new music video 

By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor [Photo courtesy of Bandcamp] Spawning from her 2018 album Historian, Lucy Dacus has released a new music video for her highest-streamed track, “Night Shift.” Read more: Rihanna explains Super Bowl Performance and Album Update in New Interview The video was directed by filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun, and features actors E.R. Fightmaster…

Brazilian psychedelic rock band BIKE release new single “O Torto Santo”

By: Liam Syrvalin, Contributor [Image courtesy of Shameless Promotion PR] BIKE, a psychedelic rock/noise rock band hailing from Brazil, released their first song on Wednesday in two years with their new single “O Torto Santo.” They released the track with Before Sunrise Records, a Brazilian new indie rock record label.  Read more: Black Country, New…

The Flaming Lips announce Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots anniversary tour

[Photo courtesy of Blake Studdard] By Julia Weber, Features Editor The Flaming Lips have announced a world tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. The announcement follows the 2022 re-release of the album celebrating the 20th anniversary with a deluxe edition containing 100 total tracks including a number…