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DaBaby’s 4th Of July concert went ahead as planned last night. The event took place at the relaunched Cosmopolitan Premier Lounge in Decatur, GA, outside of Atlanta. Despite public assurances that safety measures were in place and that the event would require attendees to wear face masks at all times, footage from the concert doesn’t…

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Axl Rose has become increasingly outspoken about politics since the 2016 election of Donald Trump. In recent months, the Guns N’ Roses leader has beefed with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Twitter and commissioned some anti-Trump merchandise.

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Bassnectar, real name Lorin Ashton, has announced that he is “stepping back” from music following sexual misconduct accusations, as Jambase reports. Last week, an Instagram account called @EvidenceAgainstBassNectar was started to document multiple accounts of Ashton grooming underage girls and engaging in inappropriate relationships with fans.

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At the 2015 VMAs, seemingly on the fly, Kanye West announced plans to run for president in 2020. A lot has changed since then — including Kanye loudly throwing his support behind Donald Trump’s presidency — but it seems he’s back on the 2020 campaign train. Tonight, on Independence Day, he tweeted that he’s running…

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On Juneteenth, when Bandcamp was donating its share of sales revenue to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, TV On The Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe shared the impassioned new protest song “People.” Yesterday, Bandcamp once again waived its share of the revenue, and Adebimpe shared another new song, a synthpop jam with an infectious falsetto chorus…

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North Carolina artists are banding together to raise money for the beloved Carrboro venue Cat’s Cradle. Superchunk, the Mountain Goats, Iron & Wine, Hiss Golden Messenger, and more are covering some of their favorite songs for the upcoming compilation Cover Charge: NC Artists Go Under Cover To Benefit Cat’s Cradle, with all proceeds going directly…

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After spending most of quarantine throwing various outtakes and rarities up on Bandcamp, Thurston Moore is now getting ready to hit us with a proper solo album. The former Sonic Youth co-leader announced By The Fire a couple weeks ago with the lead single “HASHISH.” And now he’s followed it up with another new track,…

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has essentially shut down live music in America, with most artists forgoing performing for now and a few attempting new socially distanced alternatives. But a few artists have been controversially forging ahead with normal concert experiences. For instance, last weekend country singer Chase Rice put on a show in Tennessee with…

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Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly have announced that they are filing for divorce. The news was confirmed by representatives of both artists as the two sent a joint statement to the Associated Press.

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Even beyond his work with artists like Ratboys, Vagabon, Lala Lala, and Spencer Tweedy, Chicago musician Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is one of the most versatile and exciting artists going right now. In the past month alone he’s followed up April’s genre-defiant BRAT with a pair of genuinely experimental rap tracks called “Impatient” and “Stressed Out” and…

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