Category Archives: Music
This morning, Lollapalooza released the much anticipated lineup for the 2014 edition of the August music festival in Grant Park in Chicago. The early leaked reports proved to be true when Eminem, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys and Skrillex showed up at the top of the bill. The last headliner, Outkast, was an easy guess based on every other music festival this summer.
One of the best performances at last night’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards was the mash-up pairing of Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar. Their performance was loud, bright and perfectly put together.
Also, it provided us with one of my favorite moments from the Grammys. Taylor Swift was shown rocking out to the performance and was either having a seizure or just putting her hands in the a-urrr and waving them like she just didn’t k-urrr. Either way, she definitely provided the whitest part of the night to us.
Speculation of an OutKast reunion was running rampant since the end of The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last April and with the release of the lineup it is now official. The Atlanta based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 will come back together to rip faces off on the first night of the three-day festival. Seems to me like they should be the act to close the festival, but I digress.
For those of you who peruse message boards, you know lot of rumors will fly in the ten or so months leading up to the official release of the lineup.
It’s inevitable. It happens every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Someone from your hundreds of contacts in your phone will text you “Happy Easter!”, “Happy Thanksgiving!” or “Merry Christmas!”. Sometimes you will know the person who sent you the text and have even conversed with them in the last month. Most of the time, however, you have no idea whose number that is or it is someone you can’t believe you still have stored in your phone. Even worse, sometimes it’s on a group text with other people you either don’t know or don’t care to know, and that can turn into an hours worth of buzzing and binging with you getting 30 more “You too!” texts.
Kanye West being Kanye West. During his San Antonio, Texas stop on the Yeezus tour, he was heckled by a female fan that paid probably way too much for her front row seat. The fan wanted Kanye to take off the mask he wears during his concerts and Kanye obviously took offense because he is completely self-diluted and out of his mind.
After they initially yelled to him, he went on a 3 or 4 minute rant, all auto-tuned of course, about how he has to wear the mask so no one takes his picture and gets a bad angle and puts it on Instagram. Also, how he puts his life at risk by saying stuff on TV.
Eminem is just over a week away from dropping The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (MMLP2). An event that many, including myself, have been looking forward too ever since Eminem dropped clues that a new album would be coming in 2013. He has already added to the hype by releasing Berzerk, Survival and Rap God off the upcoming LP and now has really ramped up the anticipation with The Monster featuring his Love the Way You Lie partner, Rihanna.
The full track list – with appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey, Fun.’s frontman Nate Ruess, British blues rock and folk singer Jamie N Commons, Sia and Rihanna – and album art work are available as well. The only thing missing is the actual album, which has remained unleaked for the time being. Below is the track list which includes list for the deluxe version of the album as well.
French electro-house master Bob Sinclar has dropped the music video for his second single off his album “Paris By Night” which debuted in April (the album’s first single “Summer Moonlight” video here). Feels like we’re late to the party. This song is a smooth jam with a great video. A bit NSFW-ish at times, it goes along with a Spring Break vibe from the club to the beach all while following my new crush. Can someone please find out who this smoke show is?! Follow Bob on Twitter and be sure to grab that album so you can hold on to summer a bit longer.