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Florence and The Machine Perform Digital Met Gala Concert: Watch

Grab your biggest sunglasses and get dressed in your finest garments: Florence and the Machine have announced they will perform a live digital benefit concert for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The livestream, dubbed “A Moment with the Met”, will take place this Monday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m. ET on Vogue’s YouTube channel. Watch below. The Met Gala traditionally takes place on the first Monday in May, but because of the pandemic, this year’s event has been canceled. In its place, this livestream will seek to raise funds for the Costume Institute and A Common Thread. In addition to a live set by Florence and the Machine, fashion designer Virgil Abloh will perform a DJ set, Vogue will recount previous Met Galas, and new videos will be released featuring Cardi B, Naomi Campbell, Liv Tyler...

Jehnny Beth Shares New Song “Heroine”: Stream

Jehnny Beth’s debut solo album, To Love Is to Live, sounds like it will be a heavy affair. Early singles have all been various levels of intense, from the sensual pulse of “Flower”, to the ominous stalk of “Innocence”, to the thunderous spasms of “I’m the Man”. However, the album’s latest preview, “Heroine”, brings a more melodic air to the affair. To be fair, the Savages singer hasn’t taken her foot off the post-punk pedal for this one — not at all. But with warped jazz horns and undulating baking vocals swirling together over propellant drums, there’s a more hypnotic thrust here. It’s coupled with lyrics that, as Beth explained in a press release, owe a lot to the galvanizing of her collaborators: “When I think of this song, I think of Romy from the xx strangling my neck with her hands i...

JoJo on Singing for Britney Spears, What She Learned from Robin Williams, and Her New Album

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Radio Public | Stitcher On today’s episode of This Must Be the Gig, JoJo discusses her new album, good to know. The R&B pop star burst onto the scene at only 14 years old with her 2004 debut single “Leave (Get Out)”, an incredible, soulful jam that is already stuck in your head just from reading the title. After releasing two albums as a teen, a dispute with her label led to those tracks being held away for years from any and every online streaming or purchase outlet. After settling the dispute in 2014, she re-recorded the albums and started putting out new music, and that’s not even mentioning her acting career, starring in films such as RV and Aquamarine. Today, that evolution continues, with ...

Rock Concert to Take Place in Arkansas Next Week With “Pod” Seating and Temperature Checks

On Monday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson officially gave the okay for concerts to return to parts of the state — though few venues or artists were ready to make the risky move in the middle of the pandemic. Similarly, beginning on May 18th, the state of Arkansas will allow live events to resume, and already one concert is on the books. Bishop Gunn singer/guitarist Travis McCready has announced a limited-capacity concert taking place at TempleLive in Fort Smith, Arkansas next Friday. Perhaps a preview of what’s to come for future live events across the country, Ticketmaster is listing tickets broken down into “fan pods,” blocks of seats set six feet apart that must be purchased in groups of two to 12. The venue boasts a 1,100-person capacity, but has slashed it by 80%, with only 229 se...

You Care: Cucumber Connoisseur Alexis Skyy Says She Scrapped With Blac Chyna, Has No Idea Why

Source: Prince Williams / Getty Reality star Alexis Skyy has confirmed that she threw hands with Blac Chyna. Interestingly, the Love & Hip Hop star says she has no idea why her and the baby mama of both Rob Kardashian and rapper came to blows at a party. Skyy, who happens to be Fetty Wap’s alleged baby mama, shared the tea with Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked, which denotes inherent messiness. HotNewHipHop reports: “That was at a house party,” Alexis clarified. “I don’t have a problem with Chyna. Everybody knows Chyna’s crazy. Chyna is just Chyna. Chyna is a bad b*tch, I have no problems with her. She just came up to me like, ‘Hey Lex, what’s up?’ We spoke. We were speaking about our kids. ‘How’s Laiya, how’s every...

Everclear’s Art Alexakis Dives Into Living With MS, Going Solo and COVID-19

Art Alexakis may no longer still be living with your ghost, but he has been dealing with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis for the past few years. Almost exactly 25 years after Everclear found mainstream success with their sophomore album, Sparkle and Fade, the veteran songwriter recently released one of the most personal of his career: the MS-inspired “The Hot Water Test” from his solo album that was released in October. The track from Sun Songs comes at a fitting time for Alexakis and the rest of the MS community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it’s a valuable reminder to people about the importance of social distancing — particularly for those dealing with other medical conditions, like an autoimmune disease. The video has also helped draw some extra attention to the 58-year-...

Bassnectar Drops New Mixtape Ahead of Virtual Listening Party Tonight

After teasing his newly launched THE LOCKDOWN MIXTAPES series all week, Bassnectar has finally released its first edition, titled “Inside For The People.” Although Nectar fans were recently hit with the heartbreaking news about the cancellation of his remaining 2020 special events, they can find solace in the THE LOCKDOWN MIXTAPES. The first iteration features a myriad of exclusive edits, never-before-heard flips, and “mashed-up bootleg versions” of some of his favorite tracks. Additionally, the mixtape features two singles from his forthcoming full-length All Colors LP. You can listen in full below. “Inside For The People” is an all-encompassing blur of genre-bending madness. Right off the bat, Bessnactar stuns with unreleased e...

Gryffin Aims to Connect the World with Debut Concert Film “Gravity Live from the Shrine”

If you weren’t in attendance at Gryffin‘s awe-inspiring performance at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium last October, fear not, you still have the chance to experience every moment. When the electronic artist brought his revolutionary new show, dubbed Gravity II Live, to the iconic venue, the reviews were out of this world. Fans got the chance to witness hits like “All You Need to Know,” “Desire,” “Heading Home,” and “Hurt People,” all while traversing the origins of the universe.  Gryffin and his team are now using footage from that evening to bring the experience to your home screen, with the forthcoming concert film Gryffin: Gravity Live from The Shrine. While touring has been put on hold due to the...

Contest: Win a PRIME GO from Denon DJ

Can you think of a better way to spend your time indoors during COVID-19 quarantines than brushing up on your DJs skills from the comfort of your couch? Denon DJ is giving away one of their PRIME GO ultra-portable battery powered standalone DJ systems, and entering to win is easier than you think. The PRIME GO is the ultimate battery powered standalone DJ system. Among its highlights are built-in rechargeable battery with up to 4 hours of playtime, 7” HD touchscreen interface, Wi-Fi connectivity for digital streaming, multifunction performance pads, built-in FX, on-board recording and dual mics.  Check out this PRIME GO Performance Mix by Crossfader Learn more about the PRIME GO here. Enter to Win A PRIME GO If you can not view the contest widget below click here. About Denon DJ With ...

Lollapalooza Delves Into the Archives to Present New Livestream Events

Lollapalooza‘s fate in 2020 remains uncertain. Due to COVID-19, organizers of the Chicago-based festival are working to reach a decision by the end of May as to whether the four-day event will take place this summer. In the meantime, Lollapalooza is opening up the archives and livestreaming two unique weekly events, Lolla From The Vault and Perry’s Power Hour. Lollapalooza was created by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell in 1991 and today the festival’s primary dance music destination, Perry’s Stage, continues to bear his name.  Lolla From The Vault kicked off yesterday as fans relived a 2010 headlining performance from The Strokes. For dance music fans, Perry’s Power Hour starts this coming Sunday and will feature Alesso‘s 2019 hea...

Lil Tjay Drops “Ice Cold” Verses About Quarantining on New Song: Stream

New York rapper Lil Tjay has returned with his first new solo single of the year. It’s called “Ice Cold” and it’s arrived with a new music video in tow, too. Update: Lil Tjay has announced the impending release of a new mixtape, State of Emergency, due out on May 8th. Lil Tjay has helped re-popularize Auto-Tune in hip-hop with tracks like his Polo G collaboration “First Place” or his 2019 album True 2 Myself, and he doesn’t step away from the effect here either. As it turns out, he dropped “Ice Cold” as birthday gift to himself to celebrate turning 19 years old earlier this week. “Ice Cold” is an of-the-moment single that’s as mellow as it is catchy. Over a straightforward beat, Lil Tjay sing-raps about losing his mind during the coronavirus pandemic and how exhausting it is experiencing t...

Amanda Palmer Uses Patreon to Announce Separation From Neil Gaiman

The Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer and fantasy author Neil Gaiman have separated. On Sunday night, Palmer broke the news on her Patreon by revealing that Gaiman is living in the UK while she and their son quarantine in New Zealand. On Monday morning, Gaiman took to Twitter to express surprise at her sharing the news without his consent and he requested privacy moving forward. Allegedly an influx of queries regarding Gaiman’s location prompted Palmer to write the Patreon post and make it public, as she assumed that “he’s finally told the internet that he’s left New Zealand.” Palmer confirmed that she’s in lockdown in New Zealand with their four-year-old son, Ash, and said that their break-up is not a result of COVID-19 or lockdown. “All I can say is that I’m heartbroken, I really a...