Palestinian Activists Angry at Nick Cave Over Israel Show

Supporters an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott Israel called Cave's shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday (Nov. 20) in Tel […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross' Best Looks From the 2017 American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross may have been hosting her first American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 19), but her  wardrobe (and awesome spirit) helped her look like she'd been there before. Here are some her best looks from the evening. Shine in Sequins Ross shone on the red carpet in a custom Stella McCartney dress that featured an open back […]

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Finnish Goth-Metal Band HIM Bids Farewell to U.S. With New York City Tour Stop

After 20 years together, Finnish goth-metal band HIM is calling it quits. But before throwing in the towel, they've embarked on a farewell tour, which included a 19-date North American leg that ended at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday night (Nov. 17).  In a nod to the self-imposed send-f, the five-piece band — which categorizes their brand rock as […]

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Goldie and Skepta collaborate on new vinyl-only single 'Upstart (Road Trip)'

Originally published by The Vinyl Factory. “Minted somewhere between Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange.” Goldie and Skepta are releasing a new single ‘Upstart’ exclusively available on 12” Metalheadz this December. The 12″ follows Goldie’s The Journey Man LP – which came out in June on the label, and Skepta’s Vicious EP – which came out in October on Boy […]

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Rabit’s Les Fleurs Du Mal is a divine opium for mortal hearts

On Les Fleurs Du Mal, Rabit harnesses the influence Charles Baudelaire, Current 93 and Coil to shed the rhythmic and melodic chains his previous work and embark on a journey into hedonism, mysticism and spirit. John Twells submerges himself in an acid bath sound that highlights the disruption and malaise the modern world. “Dear Beelzebub, I adore you,” a French […]

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Visionist's divergent new album Value suffers from uneven execution

Visionist evolves with each his releases and his latest, Value is no different – perhaps to its detriment. Tayyab Amin looks at the album’s ideas on opposing forces and finds that the holistic, amorphous concept is interesting, but the execution is lacking. Visionist (né Louis Carnell) originally carved a place for himself as one the more idiosyncratic voices to emerge […]

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Ear candy: 7 of the best Bluetooth earphones for under $200

With the headphone jack in danger going extinct quicker than physical media, the need for a pair wireless earphones to listen to music on the move has never been more urgent. Tom Wiggins picks seven the best for replacing those wired earbuds. Like batteries and toilet paper, cheap wireless earphones tend to be a false economy – but that doesn’t […]

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Dean Blunt and Mica Levi have written an opera together

Opening later this month. Dean Blunt has written and directed an opera with music from Mica Levi. The opera, titled Inna, will be showing at London’s Institute Contemporary Arts on October 27 and 28, according to Hyperdub. Watch a short trailer below. For tickets and more info, visit the ICA site. Blunt’s previous studio album was 2014’s Black Metal, while Levi […]

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Portugal's Out.Fest might be an antidote to Lisbon's rising tide of gentrification

Barreiro, located across the Tagus river from Portugal’s capital, was once one the country’s busiest industrial ports. Now the post-industrial town  poses an alternative haven for artists and musicians as the gentrification Lisbon continues to develop. April Clare Welsh headed to Saturday’s Out.Fest – an experimental music extravaganza with a community-minded ethos – to get the lowdown. In recent years, Lisbon has […]

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Get Ready for Airport-Style Security at Your EDC Hotel

You knew this was coming in the wake that . Already the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas began scanning visitors with metal detector wands and inspecting bags, creating a 10 minute wait to enter. This new security protocol is unfortunately likely to extend to the rest the Strip and into the foreseeable future. Security for these venues must be reconfigured […]

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