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Stream Lana Del Rey’s new song “Lust For Life” ft. The Weeknd (it’s an instant eye roll)

Lana Del Rey has revealed the title track off her forthcoming album Lust For Life featuring The Weeknd. We gave the song a few spins and just couldn’t get down with it… To be quite honest, it’s pretty boring. There’s no unique structure to it. Like many Del Rey songs, it’s straight from the pop […]

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Låpsley unveils gorgeous cover of The Weeknd’s “The Hills”

As if the hype for her upcoming freshmen debut wasn’t enough, Låpsley has stolen the spotlight once again with an astonishing cover of The Weeknd’s chart-topping hit “The Hills.” Transforming the song’s once seductive R&B-infused drops into a powerfully heart-wrenching ballad, the young singer/songwriter’s ethereal murmurs are caressed solely by a soft piano accompaniment. Flexing her vocal chops more […]

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The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Cage the Elephant among chief Hangout Fest acts

Among the dozen or so festivals I covered for Grimy Goods in 2015, the beach-side Hangout Fest stood out as easily the most unique and definitely one of the most memorable of the bunch. When Beck’s fest-closing set ended last year, I was already making plans to come back in 2016. Headlining the 2016 edition […]

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The Weeknd, BANKS, Travis $cott turn The Forum into Madness; Lana Del Rey guest set

Is there anyone in music who’s had a bigger 2015 than The Weeknd? Wednesday night’s show at The Forum – the second of two sold-out shows on The Madness Tour at the 17,500 capacity venue – was further evidence that the answer to that question is no. With a nearly two-hour set, The Weeknd – […]

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The Weeknd tops Coachella main stage with baby-making jams

Nine months from Saturday night, there are going to be a lot of babies that are born as a result of the Weeknd’s main stage closing set. “This is the greatest night of my entire life,” Abel Tesfaye said at one point during his set. Tesfaye’s bedroom ballads were the perfect setting for many couples […]

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Day 2 Coachella 2015 Photos: Jack White, Run The Jewels, Drive Like Jehu & more

It’s now time to roll out our Coachella 2015 photos from day 2 of the annual music festival. Saturdays are always the busiest and craziest days at Coachella. From the packed polo fields, to the cozy VIP areas, and even the bustling artist compounds — day two of Coachella is always a manic adventure. Grimy […]

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The Weeknd to headline Hollywood Bowl with ScHoolboy Q & Jhené Aiko

The Weeknd is jumping back on the road this fall for a mini tour consisting of four exclusive shows including The Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 9! The Weeknd will be joined by ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko at all four shows (scroll down for more dates). This is going to be an unforgettable evening of […]

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Hot New Music: Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape 2 feat. A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd, Washed Out & More

A few months ago we had Tweeted about up-and-coming producer, Clams Casino (Mike Volpe). The man’s got mad beats-and-instrumentals game—melding them together like hot butter to form the smoothest soundscapes set to tantalize the ears of any music aficionado. Clammy Clams is like a magician of beats: he can make any shitty rapper appear masterful […]

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