Jeremih releases surprise Cinco de Mayo EP

Another holiday surprise. Jeremih has surprise released a new EP in honor Cinco de Mayo, Pitchfork reports. The release is titled Cinco De MihYo and follows Jeremih’s surprise Christmas mixtape with Chance The Rapper. “I was inspired by the holiday and put this project together in the last 24 hours,” he explained in a statement. […]

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Chromatics' Johnny Jewel destroyed all copies of Dear Tommy album after "near-death experience"

Now we know why the album is so long overdue. Johnny Jewel’s manager has shared the reason why Chromatics’ Dear Tommy album has not yet been released, despite being announced way back in December 2014. Explaining on Twitter why the Dear Tommy-era Chromatics tracks had been pulled from YouTube and Spotify, Alexis Rivera said that the album had been finished, but […]

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A staggering amount of vinyl was sold on Record Store Day 2017

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory 547,000 albums sold on vinyl in a week. Nielsen Music has released data Billboard from this year’s 10th anniversary Record Store Day event, which shows the annual celebration going from strength to strength. For the week Record Store Day (ending April 27), album sales at independent shops jumped 197% […]

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Bill Murray is releasing a classical album

Mass hysteria! Bill Murray is turning his attention to music again with a classical album due to arrive in August. As The New York Times reports, the iconic actor is working with cellist Jan Vogler on a new project titled New Worlds, in which he sings and performs literary readings over chamber music performed by an […]

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Santa Claus Is A Gay Black Man In New Children’s Book

Many movies and books have defined Santa Claus as a White man who gives out gifts for Christmas, then returns home to Mrs. Santa Claus and his helper elves. Well, this folklore is about to be disrupted thanks to comedy writer Daniel Kibblesmith. Kibblesmith is producing a new children’s book with Harper Design that will star […]

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R.I.P. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Paul O’Neill

Paul O’Neill, founder the arena prog rock outfit Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has passed away following a private battle with a chronic illness. He was 61.   The band confirmed the news in a Facebook post late last night (April 5). “He was our friend and our leader — a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul,” […]

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Troy Ave Defends His Attacks On Capital Steez –

Troy Ave and Joey Bada$$’s beef began in June 2015 when the two traded shots over who was the true Hip Hop indie king New York. During the back and forth, many feel that Troy crossed the line by saying Joey’s Pro Era bro Capital Steez — who committed suicide in 2012 — was in […]

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Troy Ave Says He's The Second Coming Of Tupac In New Interview –

Troy Ave stopped by The Breakfast Club today (April 5) for the first time since that Irving Plaza incident, and then being shot on Christmas Day. One the more memorable parts the interview is when the Brooklyn rapper said he feels like the new Tupac after surviving a couple murder attempts. Later in the interview, Troy explained that […]

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Five Things You Should Know About Future Islands’ ‘The Far Field’

Three years ago, Baltimore trio Future Islands scored a major breakthrough with Singles, their fourth album and first for new label 4AD. After slogging it out on the indie rock circuit for eight years, it was a performance the album’s powerhouse single “Seasons (Waiting On You)” on Late Night With David Letterman that proved to […]

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Thank You, RuPaul, For Telling Straight Girls at Gay Clubs to ‘Check’ Themselves

When RuPaul said “Check yourself before your wreck yourself” after being asked his opinion about bachelorette parties at gay bars on the The Dinner Party Download podcast, many us in the LGBTQ community applauded him for saying something that we, at one time or another, have thought ourselves. But heterosexual women weren’t so amused. And […]

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