Daily Archives May 4, 2017

Hear Grizzly Bear’s Spellbinding New Song ‘Three Rings’

May 4, 2017 Music

Brooklyn indie outfit Grizzly Bear unveiled a captivating new song, "Three Rings." The track will appear on the group's as-yet-untitled follow-up to their 2012 album, Shields.

"Three Rings" bursts with an intricate mix of guitar, bass, keys and synths that weave in and out of each other over a freewheeling jazz drumbeat. Singer/guitarist Ed Droste's soft vocals waft over the spellbinding melange, which reaches its peak as he sings, "Don't you feel it all come together."

"Three Rings" arrives after Grizzly Bear shared 14 short teaser videos featuring warped visuals and snippets of new music. The band began releasing the clips in April and each one has been geo-tagged in a different location on their Instagram.

Droste first teased the follow-up to

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Mario Maglieri, Sunset Strip’s Rainbow and Whisky a Go Go Owner, Dead at 93

May 4, 2017 Music

Mario Maglieri – an owner of famed Sunset Strip clubs Rainbow Bar and Grill, The Roxy Theatre and Whisky a Go Go –  died on Thursday. He was 93.

Rainbow Bar and Grill announced the news on its Facebook page. "Dear Rainbow friends and family, it is with great sadness to announce the passing of our beloved Mario Maglieri. Owner and founder of the Rainbow Bar and Grill and the Whisky a Go Go," the bar posted and signed it from The Rainbow & Whisky Family. "He passed this morning while surrounded by loved ones."

Whisky a Go Go paid tribute on its marquee, which read, "Rest in Peace Mario Maglieri King of the Sunset Strip 1924 – 2017."

Whisky a Go Go launched in 1964 and showcased countless rock acts, among them The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Guns N' Roses. The

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Watch Migos, Gucci Mane’s Voyeuristic ‘Slippery’ Video

May 4, 2017 Music

Migos and Gucci Mane filmed a home video in their Miami-set "Slippery" clip. The track is the latest single from the trio's Culture album.

Set at a mansion pool party, the clip is told through both home videos and more pristine clips of the trio, Gucci Mane and various friends like Diddy being surrounded by a bevy of scantily clad women on yachts, in Jacuzzis, by cars and in showers. The home video clips were shot at member Quavo's birthday party.

Migos released Culture in January and have been one of hip-hop's busiest acts ever since. They have made guest appearances as a trio as well as solo throughout the year, including verses on Calvin Harris' "Slide" with Frank Ocean, Sean Paul's "Body" and Katy Perry's "Bon Appetit." Quavo has appeared independingly on

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Hear Halsey’s Menacing New Song ‘Eyes Closed’ Co-Penned By The Weeknd

May 4, 2017 Music

Halsey debuted the sinister, dark-electro song "Eyes Closed" that's on her sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. R&B star The Weeknd co-wrote the dark, synth-y track. 

Halsey belts out one of her most soulful vocal performances on the track. The Weeknd's style is clear throughout, even to the ominously sensual lyrical themes about having feelings for an ex-lover while in a new relationship. "Now if I keep my eyes closed, he looks just like you," she sings on the chorus. "But he'll never stay, they never do."

Halsey opened for the Weeknd back in 2015 following the release of his album Beauty Behind the Madness. The younger singer is setting out on her own massive headlining tour this fall, playing arenas with opening acts Charli XCX and

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‘Total Chaos’: Fyre Festival Organizers Face Third Lawsuit

May 4, 2017 Music

A third lawsuit has been filed against the organizers of the disastrous Fyre Festival. The complaint, obtained by Rolling Stone, alleges negligence, fraud, misrepresentation and violation of consumer protection laws in all 50 states (the latter charge filed so attendees from any state can join the suit if it is certified as a class action lawsuit).

Two festivalgoers, Matthew Herlihy and Anthony Lauriello, filed the suit in New York's federal Second District Court Sunday. Like the previous suits, Herlihy and Lauriello's name organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland as defendants, though the new suit now also names Fyre Festival's marketing director Grant Margolin.

Herlihy and Lauriello's complaint echoes the majority of the horror stories that emerged as Fyre Festival

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Watch YG Heat Up Carnival in ‘Pop It, Shake It’ Video

May 4, 2017 Music

Compton rapper YG heads to Trinidad and Tobago to celebrate Carnival in the new video for his DJ Mustard-produced track, "Pop It, Shake It."

The clip finds the MC spitting his stripper anthem onstage, in the streets, at a festival ground and in the middle of the Trinidad Carnival parade. Regardless of his locale, YG remains surrounded by plenty of women twerking and dancing in their extraordinary masquerade costumes.

YG released "Pop It, Shake It" in March, notably reuniting with DJ Mustard. The pair worked closely on YG's early projects, but had a falling out before YG began working on his 2016 LP, Still Brazy. Last summer, however, the pair announced that they were working on a new mixtape titled, 400 Summers. A release date has yet to be

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LCD Soundsystem Give Album Update, Talk Live Show Planning

May 4, 2017 Music

LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy offered an update on the band's new album, which will be their first since 2010's This Is Happening. In a post on Facebook, Murphy said the band is trying to finish the record quickly, though did not estimate a release date, noting he still had to record vocals for one song, mix two songs and get the album mastered, pressed and shipped. "I insist that there is vinyl on the day it's released (because … well … because I'm an old person)," Murphy wrote.

Of the album itself, Murphy said, "It's been one of the most enjoyable records to make in my life, if not the most fun ever (I think it is, for sure, the happiest I've ever been making a record). So it will be sad in some ways to see it leave the house etc. But we're really

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Dead Cross’ Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo Talk Spastic New Album

May 4, 2017 Music

Dead Cross' self-titled debut won't come out for another three months, but frontman Mike Patton is already cracking up about recording a gristly hardcore-punk LP at his age. "Let's be honest, being in a band like this at almost 50 years old is a little comical," he says. "I'm not some young tough guy trying to prove a point anymore. For me to make a record like this, it's entirely a musical adventure. I just think it's fun, and it makes me smile and laugh a lot." And on cue, he laughs.

Judging from the spasmodic vocal acrobatics he pulls off on the record, which is due out August 4th, it certainly sounds like he's having fun. Easily the snottiest record the Faith No More and Mr. Bungle frontman has made in years, Dead Cross contains 10 charging, head-spinning ragers, like

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Miley Cyrus Talks Reaching Out to Trump Voters, New Album

May 4, 2017 Music

Miley Cyrus discussed unity in the age of President Trump and her decision to return to her rock and country roots in an expansive interview with Billboard.

Cyrus will release a new single, "Malibu," May 11th with an as-yet-untitled LP expected to arrive later this year. Cyrus wrote the lyrics and melodies herself and recorded the LP with producer/multi-instrumentalist Oren Yoel. The record reportedly includes songs about Hillary Clinton and women in the workplace, but Cyrus said the deliberate aesthetic shift from 2013's hip-hop heavy Bangerz and her 2015 psych romp with the Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, was partly inspired by a desire to reach those outside her bubble.

"This record is a reflection of the fact that yes, I don't

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Review: Chris Stapleton’s Second Album Is Equal Parts Otis and Waylon

May 4, 2017 Music

He may appear to be a thick-bearded Seventies outlaw-country throwback, but make no mistake: Chris Stapleton is a soul singer, with a preternaturally creaky voice that can turn wizened or brawny, full of pained howls and distended vowels. His 2015 solo debut, Traveller, transformed him from an eclectically accomplished Nashville songwriter (for acts from Alison Krauss and Ashley Monroe to Adele; those are just the A's) into an icon of artistic cred in a town starved for one. His gobsmacking Justin Timberlake duet at the 2015 Country Music Awards – which he swept, Adele-like – sealed the deal. The question, given country's cookie-cutter tastes, was what comes next?

Thankfully, the follow-up to Traveller is a

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