Vans unveils “Channel 66”, focuses on local artists

Popular shoe company Vans unveiled their new livestreaming network, “Channel 66”, in a bid to uplift both everyday communities and artists. The broadcasts take place in New York City, Chicago, Mexico City and Los Angeles and “spotlight each city’s unique heritage in sub-culture by programming through the lens of the people who live it,” according to a press release.

David Byrne to Perform at Benefit Concert, Food for Love

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By Mia Jevack, Contributor
Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is to perform during a virtual benefit concert, “Food for Love”, to help end hunger in New Mexico. Other musicians performing include the likes of Kurt Vile, Jackson Browne, The Chicks and Nathaniel Rateliff. The concert will be streaming live on YouTube Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

Freddie Gibbs and ScHoolboy Q Release New Track “Gang Signs”

Freddie Gibbs and ScHoolboy Q have released their collaborative single, “Gang Signs”. Additionally, the duo dropped an accompanying animated music video directed by Aaron Hymes and Gabriel Alcala, in which a rabbit and a turtle represent Gibbs and ScHoolboy Q. Check out the video below.

Taylor Swift and Evermore lawsuit

By Maddie James, Staff Writer
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Taylor Swift’s latest album, evermore, has drawn worldwide attention from fans and media, as well as a more unusual source. Though the music industry is no stranger to bizarre legal issues, a lawsuit filed against Swift from a small theme park in Utah will certainly be one for the history books.

Phoebe Bridgers releases “Savior Complex” video as a Facebook exclusive

By Maddie James, Contributor
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Indie artist Phoebe Bridgers has released a video for her song “Savior Complex”, a track off her acclaimed 2020 album Punisher. The video is directed by Fleabag creator Phoebe-Waller Bridge and is exclusively available via Facebook.

Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer releases new song

Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer releases new song
By Kwase Lane, Features Editor
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Local Natives co-founder Kelcey Ayer has released a new song under the name “Jaws of Love.” titled “m&m”. The track is Ayer’s first solo release of 2020, quickly following the release of Local Natives’ latest EP, Sour Lemon.

Newport Folk Festival limited edition vinyl package sells out within hours

By Ethan Bloomfield, Contributor Attention vinyl fans: another great sale has already come and gone! A pre-order for the limited vinyl release of music-icon collaboration album A Change is Gonna Come sold out within a few hours. The vinyl was released in support of the Newport Festivals Foundation, a charity created in 2010 “to support…

Lil Nas X announces new song in bizarre commercial

By Ben Lindner, Contributor Lil Nas X took to television during “Sunday Night Football” to offer an absurd advertisement for his new song “Holiday”, which releases Friday, Pitchfork reported. Read more: Run The Jewels releases shirts with a purpose The advertisement features Lil Nas X time traveling to a western town while his Grammy-winning hit…

Japanese electronic group Black Boboi announce new album

By Maddie James, Contributor
SILK, the first full album by female Japanese electric group Black Boboi, is set to release Nov. 25. The album’s announcement was accompanied by the release of two songs, “gd612” and “Postwar”.

Highsnobiety, Newport Jazz Festival announce livestream

By Maddie James, Contributor Starting Monday, Highsnobiety and the Newport Jazz Festival are teaming up for “Jazz TV”. This three-day virtual event will feature DJ sets, live performances and panels on Highsnobiety’s digital platform and YouTube channel. All proceeds from “Jazz TV” will go to the Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund, a nonprofit created to…