Rich Juzwiak · 04/25/16 01:30PM

Actually, Lemonade is Beyoncé’s weakest album since I Am...Sasha Fierce.

Let's Watch an Old Bootleg of Prince Just Shredding Through a Cover of "Honky Tonk Woman"

Alex Pareene · 04/21/16 01:56PM

Prince’s unreleased catalog is nearly as expansive as his official discography, and for years, fans have traded bootlegs with the same fervor as Phish Heads. One of my favorites is “The Undertaker,” an unreleased EP-length project recorded “live” (in one take with no overdubs) in 1993 by Prince and two core members of The New Power Generation, drummer Michael Bland and bassist Sonny T.

Here Are a Couple Good Merle Haggard Songs

Alex Pareene · 04/06/16 04:37PM

Merle Haggard, one of the finest singers (and songwriters) in American popular music history, died today, on his 79th birthday. Here are a couple good songs.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/24/16 04:43PM

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of punk this November, the son of the Sex Pistols’ manager says he will burn his $5 million collection of punk memorabilia. That’s fuckin punk.

Driving and Dying in the Service of the Country Rap King

Andy Cush · 01/28/16 02:10PM

On his right arm, to remember his time in the service of the Country Rap King, Jerry Kuntz wears a tattoo. It’s the head of a dead-eyed Texas longhorn. On one horn hangs a high school varsity letterman’s jacket, like the one Robert Underfinger used to wear all the time, when he and Kuntz worked together on the Maverick Dirt Road Street Team. Underfinger was only 18. Taylor Nixon was 19, like Kuntz was. He loved diesel trucks, so there’s a heavy-duty tire on the other horn.

What Were Your 2015 Summer Jams?

Rich Juzwiak · 09/07/15 11:30AM

Sometime a few weeks ago, in the middle of this supposedly Song-of-the-Summer-less summer, I realized that I was swimming in music that I adored. It happens regularly that I feel like I’ll go months without being excited about anything musically and then bam!, I’m overwhelmed with good stuff.

No One Deserves to Get Pranked More than EDM Fans

Sam Biddle · 07/08/15 04:10PM

Going to an EDM show is already self-troll of sorts, but it helps if the DJ has contempt for the crowd too. Hope you brought enough “molly” pills to ride this one out!

Andy Cush · 07/01/15 10:08AM

At Maxim, former Gawker writer Max Rivlin-Nadler lands the first interview with Lewis, a mysterious Wall Streeter-turned-musician whose melancholy albums were recently reissued to clamorous praise. Lewis doesn’t say much, but it’s worth reading the tale of how his music found listeners decades after it was recorded.

There Is Now An R&B Song That Interpolates The Rent Anthem 

Jordan Sargent · 06/23/15 12:10PM

Trey Songz is perhaps the goofiest contemporary R&B singer people take seriously. He once wrote a song about emoticons called “LOL :-)” and another about inventing sex called “I Invented Sex,” a claim that was has yet to be verified by an independent governing body. But today he might have revealed his most absurd ploy yet: a track that interpolates Rent’s “Seasons of Love”—aka the “five hundred twenty five thousand minutes” song.