• K-pop icons Big Bang announce world tour

    One of K-pop's biggest boy bands, Big Bang, announced on Thursday their first world tour in three years, spanning Asia and the Americas to promote a much-anticipated new album. The upcoming tour kicks off with two concerts in Seoul on April 25 and 26 and then moves to at least 15 countries…

    AFP
  • Joni Mitchell fans sending good vibes to hospitalized singer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell's famous fans are voicing their support and worry for the folk song icon while she is hospitalized in Los Angeles.

    Associated Press
  • Stream Plain White T's on Yahoo Live Again!

    Tune in on April 1 to watch Plain White T’s perform LIVE on Yahoo Screen! It’s been years since the Plain White T’s kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. “After years, we finally get to…

    Yahoo Music
  • Kendrick Lamar Hangs on to Top Spot on U.S. Album Chart

    Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” proved that it still has plenty of wind beneath its wings by maintaining the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album sales chart for the week ending March 29, according to data from Nielsen music. Lamar’s album moved 123,000 copies, down 66% from the previous…

    Variety
  • Plain White T's Take a 'Pause' and Go Indie

    "We really have no idea what we're doing, so I'm sure we're going to make some mistakes along the way. It's a trial-and-error process, but it's super-exciting. It's definitely reinvigorating for the band.

    Live Nation
  • Can Tidal 'reestablish value of music' or just pad coffers of mega-stars?

    Jay-Z wants to reclaim the music industry for musicians. The hip-hop mogul released his plan to revamp the way that consumers stream music via a star-studded press conference Monday promoting the premium music streaming service Tidal.

    Christian Science Monitor
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  • Curbed National: OK Go's New Furniture Ad is as Trippy as Their Music Videos

    Screenshot via Youtube Alternative rock band OK Go recently lent their talent for quirky over-the-top music videos to a Chinese furniture company, resulting in what may be the most fun and elaborate furniture commercial ever. This 1:46 ad for Red...

    Curbed Detroit
  • Check this out: Years & Years' sadcore dance pop

    Years and Years are a gift to those who love absolutely massive pop hooksThe trio won the BBC's Sound of 2015 poll (previous winners include Ellie Goulding, Haim, and Sam Smith). Though they only played a short set, Olly Alexander's falsetto was just as gorgeous live as it is on their EP Y & Y —…

    The Verge
  • Lana Del Rey Recruits Grimes for 'Endless Summer' Tour

    Lana Del Rey has recruited Grimes as a support act for her previously announced 2015 tour, now dubbed "Endless Summer." The artful electro-pop singer will open for Del Rey at 10 shows – including a newly added June 9th gig in Mansfield, Massachusetts – beginning May 28th in Noblesville, Indiana and…

    Rolling Stone
  • Why Do I Love This Mopey, Whiny Man?

    Tobias Jesso Jr., a whiny man to love. Photo: Robin Marchant/ By Maggie Lange Recently a friend glared at the speakers by my couch, narrowed his eyes, and accused the speakers of playing Billy Joel in my home. “It’s not Billy Joel,” I assured him, and myself. “It’s Tobias Jesso Jr.” Tobias Jesso…

    Yahoo Style
  • Sinatra centenary marked with new documentary

    Frank Sinatra tells his life story in his own words in a new documentary released this week as part of a year-long celebration to mark what would have been the singer's 100th birthday. The two-part "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All", which centers around Sinatra's 1971 retirement concert, uses old…

    Reuters
  • Rodent romance: male mice use 'love songs' to woo their women

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. I'd like to know," Paul McCartney sings in his 1976 song "Silly Love Songs." Mice might agree. "I do think there is more going on with animal communication than we humans have been attuned to," Duke…

    Reuters
  • Newly released recording from 1967 offers deep dive into British Blues

    By Jeremy Gaunt LONDON (Reuters) - A blues fan's 1967 reel-to-reel tape recording of four then-relatively unknown British musicians is to be released on CD in April, capturing live what today would be dubbed a supergroup. John Mayall, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie were together for…

    Reuters
  • A Calling to Redeem Rap Music

    "We don’t challenge any heresy in the church!" John Perkins declared at a recent meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Church leaders had gathered to discuss the "the gospel and racial reconciliation"—a longtime struggle for the Southern Baptists, a denomination that split off from other…

    The Atlantic
  • Microsoft previews new Music and Video apps for Windows 10

    Microsoft will be the first to admit its upcoming Music and Video apps for PC -- which both drop the Xbox branding -- aren't polished enough to replace current ones just yet. But, if you're already testing ...

    Engadget