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Iron & Wine plays "Waves Of Galveston"
Welcome to the first round of State Songs, The A.V. Club's new video series. The idea here is to match up three things from one state: a performer, a song, and a location. For this first group of vide
Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater plays "It's Over" by Roy Orbison
In this, our second installment of State Songs, we gathered up former Texan Jonathan Meiburg—of the band Shearwater—and headed out to Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, an incredibly beautiful area not
Balmorhea covers "So I Can Take My Rest" by Robert Earl Keen
Balmorhea is named after a tiny town in West Texas, so the epic, mostly instrumental band seemed like a natural fit for State Songs. For their cover of Robert Earl Keen's slow-burning beauty "So I Can
David Garza plays "Texas Is My Hometown"
David Garza has been a fixture in the Austin music scene since he was a kid, playing with local bands and as a solo artist. (His discography is miles long.) Garza has also done plenty outside of Texas
Matthew Sweet discusses and performs "I've Been Waiting"
First things first: Many of you are probably wondering why we didn’t talk to Matthew Sweet about the title track of his classic 1991 album, Girlfriend. It is, after all, his biggest hit and maybe his
Craig Finn discusses and performs "Jackson"
Craig Finn moved to Brooklyn years ago, but he’s still a good Midwestern boy at heart. He invited The A.V. Club to his apartment when we were in New York City recently, and was a very welcoming host,
Bonus Track: Frank Black performs the Pixies’ “Silver Snail”
For his One Track Mind session, Frank Black—aka Black Francis, aka Charles Thompson—played his solo song “Headache” for The A.V. Club. But as a bonus, he also dipped into his considerable catalog with
Aliens abduct Doja Cat during her iHeartRadio Music Awards performance
Doja Cat continues to stake her claim as one of the most versatile women in rap and pop right now.
R.I.P. singer B.J. Thomas, artist behind "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
B.J. Thomas, the singer behind "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and the original "Hooked On A Feeling" has died.
The wait is over: Coachella will officially return in 2022
After two years in rescheduling and cancelling purgatory, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced their official dates for 2022. The festival, one of the biggest in the U.S., will now retur
Still not convinced about the safety of in-person concerts? Attend this virtual reality festival instead
The Australian music festival Spendour in the Grass unveiled their plans for the world’s first immersive virtual music fest, called Splendour XR, with performances from Grimes, Khalid, The Killers, Ch
Surprise! Morrissey can’t find a label for his new record
Fresh off a decade of controversies, former Smiths frontman Morrissey announced that his new album, Bonfire Of Teenagers, is in need of a record label. On his website, he announced that the album woul
Billie Eilish is happier than ever in self-directed music video for "Lost Cause"
It’s the slumber party of the decade, and no boys are allowed. Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish shares a new music video for her newest single “Lost Cause,” following an announcement for her upcoming s
Grimes reveals she doesn't know what communism actually is in AI-praising TikTok
Last night, musician Grimes posted a nonsensical “proposition for the communists” on TikTok. In it, she rambled on about how the widespread implementation of artificial intelligence can be utilized to
Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi, and H.E.R. to distract you from the bleakness of Amazon Prime Day
Amazon is celebrating Prime Day with a trio of musical performances/storytelling specials featuring Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi, and H.E.R.
A new book about Daft Punk's Discovery era is in the works
An unauthorized book about Daft Punk's Discovery, the album where they officially became robots, is coming later this year.
Congress has some questions about Spotify's new royalty-reducing "Discovery Mode"
U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler has sent a letter to Spotify, asking pointed questions about a new "Discovery Mode" program that offers artists reduced royalties in exchange for better algorithmic placement fo
Dua Lipa saddles up for "Love Again" music video
Dua Lipa’s back in the saddle when it comes to love. The singer released the music video for “Love Again,” a single from her 2020 sophomore album Future Nostalgia, featuring her as a rodeo aficionado
Ed Sheeran has traded his loop pedals for a full band
Ed Sheeran’s return is just around the corner. The musician will share new music at TikTok’s 2020 UEFA European Championship (yes, it’s 2020 even though it’s technically 2021) event at Portman Road, t
Sinead O'Connor says she's retiring from making music and touring
Sinead O'Connor says writing her new memoir convinced her that she's her own boss and doesn't need to do what anyone else says
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