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Billboard Announces Updates to Rock, Alternative Album & Song Charts

Bookending the revamp of Billboard‘s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart in June 2020, which expanded the scope of rock and alternative titles eligible to appear on the ranking, Billboard now presents the Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart, which, effective this week (for the chart dated July 2), will employ the same model as Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, whereby any titles deemed rock, alternative (even if core-pop or core-any other genre) and/or hard rock will be eligible to appear. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The 50-position Top Rock & Alternative Albums will now incorporate releases from such core-pop but alternative-leaning artists as Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish and BoyWithUke, alongside those considered core-ro...

WILLOW Releases New Single “maybe it’s my fault”: Stream

WILLOW dropped her confessional new single “<maybe> it’s my fault” on Friday, June 24th via MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation along with a performance video of the track. In the visual, the Hollywood progeny finds herself staring out the window into the pouring rain before picking up her electric guitar and singing, “Met her at a party, I said, ‘She seems nice’/ Every time I thought about it I got butterflies/ And when it turned out we agree that she’s all right/ Never thought I’d be trippin’/ Off all the lost time/ That I said it was fine.” “It’s all too often in tender emotional states we try to blame our hurts on other people,” the singer said in a statement. “Even though none of us are perfect, in some capacity it’s us who allow ourselves to get into situations that don’t serve our highest p...

67 Essential Tours to Catch in Summer 2022

We may be midway through the year (already?!), but we’re only at the start of peak concert season. Summer brings with it numerous opportunities to catch your favorite musicians — many of whom who have been waiting two years to put these shows on the road. So get ready for a summer filled with live music as 2022 tours wind their way through North America. Below, we’ve listed off 67 acts that you won’t want to miss at your local venues, amphitheaters, stadiums, or Vegas casinos. For more on the latest news in live music, make sure to check out this page for continuous updates. Alan Jackson Advertisement <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1195599" data-attachment-id="1195599" data-permalink="https://consequence.net/2022/03/how-to-buy-alan-jackson-ticket...

Building LGBTQ+ Communities with The Aces on Going There with Dr. Mike

Listen via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | Stitcher | Google | Pocket Casts | Radio Public | RSS The Aces close out Pride Month on the Going There podcast by joining host Dr. Mike in a discussion about building community to battle anti-LGBTQ+ bias and discrimination. Advertisement The indie pop quartet — Cristal and Alisa Ramirez, Katie Henderson, and McKenna Petty — talk about their own experiences coming out as gay in an industry that met them with powerful and damaging bias and discrimination. In order to cope, they needed to live a “double life in their head.” One part understood that they were gay, and the other had to be careful not to let those natural feelings come through for fear of damaging their ca...

Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Share Cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs”: Stream

Like it or not, Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have a collaborative album on the way, and now, they’ve dropped the latest preview, a cover of “Venus in Furs” by The Velvet Underground. Whereas the original is notable for John Cale’s electric viola and Moe Tucker’s bass drum and tambourine shake backbeat, Depp and Beck’s take is more straightforward and sludges forward with fuzzed-out guitar and bleary vocals. Listen to it below. In addition to their Velvet Underground cover, Depp and Beck’s upcoming album, 18, will feature them taking on songs by The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, and The Everly Brothers. It will also contain two Depp originals, including the previously released “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr.” Advertisement Related Video “I haven’t had another creative partner like him fo...

JAWNY Taps Beck for New Version of “take it back”: Stream

JAWNY released a collaborative version of his latest single “take it back” on Friday, June 17th, linking up with none other than Beck. “Drivin’ backwards through a hole in the sun/ Hundred miles per hour and I’m feelin’ so numb/ Don’t know how I got here, there was nowhere to run/ Gotta find a way to get away from this love,” Beck croons on the track’s second verse before JAWNY picks up the fuzzed-out, chant-worthy pre-chorus: “So I, I take it back/ I take it back now/ I, I take it back/ I take it all back.” The original single was released as part of the alt upstart’s 2021 EP The Story of Hugo. “I think it’s no secret that Beck has been a giant influence on me,” the artist formerly known as Johnny Utah said in a statement. “Getting to work with him on this record was nothing short of...

Santigold Announces Comeback Album Spirituals, Shares “Ain’t Ready”: Stream

Santigold has announced her new album, Spirituals, out September 9th. As a preview, she unleashed the defiant single “Ain’t Ready.” For Spirituals, Santigold recruited a list of contributors including Rostam, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Boys Noize, JakeOne, Doc McKinney, Psymun, Ricky Blaze, Lido, Ray Brady, and Ryan Olson. In a statement, the artist revealed how she got over writer’s block. “Recording this album was a way back to myself after being stuck in survival mode,” Santigold explained. “It wasn’t until I made the space to create that I realized I wasn’t only creating music but a lifeline. California was on fire, we were hiding from a plague, the social justice protests were unfolding. I’d never written lyrics faster in my life. After having total writer’s block, they started...

The Rome and Duddy Show Leak New Dirty Heads Music, Judge TGATS Live

Listen via: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | iHeartRadio | Pocket Casts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | RSS Sublime with Rome’s Rome Ramirez and Dirty Heads Duddy B were back on Facebook this week for another live episode of The Rome and Duddy Show! Related Video Once again, the hosts presented a new round of The Great American Talent Show and answered fans’ questions. But there was also some juicy bonuses during this TGATS, including “leaks” of new music from Dirty Heads and Duddy’s brother, Jake Bushnell. Advertisement Listen to the full episode now, or watch a replay of the full livestream below. Then make sure you like, subscribe to, and review The Rome and Duddy Show wh...

She Wants Revenge Announce Summer Comeback Tour

She Wants Revenge are hitting the road. On Thursday, the dark alternative act announced the “Disappear Tour,” slate of summer headlining dates across the US. The tour signals a coming together between singer Justin Warfield and multi-instrumentalist Adam Bravin after their second indefinite breakup in 2020. (The first occurred in 2012 following the release of the duo’s third and most recent album, 2011’s Valleyheart.) Back in April, Consequence even did a deep dive into the history and happening of the California-based darkwave act as part of our ongoing Whatever Happened To series. The cross-country trek begins August 11th at the Music Box in San Diego, California, before continuing on to cities like San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. After eleven other ...

The What Podcast Makes Their Bonnaroo Schedule Picks

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Radio Public | RSS Bonnaroo is just a week away, which means it’s time to finalize your personal schedule. The What podcast’s Barry and Lord Taco, with some help from Brad, offer their picks for which acts they plan to see at The Farm this year. Related Video Will they choose The War on Drugs, Arlo Parks, or Japanese Breakfast, or Robert Plant & Alison Krauss on Friday? Where will they find some downtime on Saturday to rest up for late-night? What other events are going on outside of music that are can’t-miss — and where can you see The What hosts recording a live episode? Advertisement Find this all out by listening to the episode now above, or w...

St. Vincent Covers “Funkytown” for Minions: The Rise of Gru Soundtrack: Stream

St. Vincent is going straight to “Funkytown.” Today, Annie Clark has unveiled her cover of the Lipps Inc. classic for the soundtrack to Minions: The Rise of Gru. Take a listen below. “Won’t you take me to funkytown?/ Won’t you take me to funkytown?/ Won’t take me to funkyto-own?/ Won’t you take me to funkytown?” she asks again and again with a healthy amount of vocoder over a bouncing, synth-driven beat produced by Jack Antonoff. The song will be featured in the upcoming sequel to 2015’s Minions, which promises to tell “the origin story of how Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the world’s greatest supervillain, first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled,” all set in the flash of the 1970s. Advertis...

The Wild Things on Working with Pete Townshend, Concept Albums, and Face Crystals

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Podcasts | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Radio Public | RSS The Wild Things sit down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Afterglow, the band’s sophomore album that was co-produced by Pete Townshend. Related Video Sydney Rae White and Rob Kendrick tell us about how the record slowly morphed into a type of concept album, how they landed The Who guitarist as their guide, and what it was like to have their first post-lockdown show as openers for the legendary rockers at Royal Albert Hall. The husband-and-wife team also gives us the backstory on first single “Only Attraction,” live favorite “Drunk Again,” and their love of face crystals. Advertisement Listen to The ...