AuthorJulianna Hurtado

Why Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Doesn’t Rip Off Anybody

For those of you who were too swept up in the lavish lyrics, the contagious chorus, the interminable swag of Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings” to notice the haters coming to play…congrats on your internet willpower. Because not long after Grande dropped “7 Rings”—which has now reached over 8.5 million streams and won Grande the biggest female debut in...

Kanye West is Recording in Miami, Debuted New Material at Second “Sunday Service”

Kanye West fans are living in a state of postponement. This past November, West delayed the release of Yandhi. Again. “After performing again, I realize the new album I’ve been working on isn’t ready yet,” Kanye said on Twitter after taking the stage with Kid Cudi at the Camp Flog Gnaw music festival. “I’ll announced the release date once it’s done. Thank you for understanding.” Since then, fans...

Vampire Weekend Announce Double Album, with New Singles Out Next Week

It’s been almost six years since Vampire Weekend released Modern Vampires of the City. Fans have been patient, with all of the leaked working titles, with the announcement of founding member Rostam Batmanglij leaving the band, with last Summer’s festival sets—their first in years. Still, 2018 came and went, and Vampire Weekend didn’t drop any new music. But with their names on...

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Proves You Don’t Need Album Sales to Reach No. 1

After two weeks in second place—behind 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was—Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie claimed his first No. 1 Billboard spot with his newest album, Hoodie SZN. But as the New York Times points out, Hoodie SZN only sold 823 traditional copies. That makes Hoodie SZN the all-time, lowest-selling No. 1 album. A Boogie breaks a record that was established one week earlier with I...

Will Tame Impala Release a New Album in 2019?

Since 2010, there hasn’t been a bigger psychedelic pop band than the Kevin Parker led Tame Impala. Hailing in from Australia, Tame Impala has dominated a genre first paved by The Beatles, further cultivated by Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips, and nuanced by contemporaries such as MGMT and Animal Collective. And with their last album, 2015’s Currents, Tame Impala became unstoppable...

The TickPick Guide to Music Festivals

A frequently updated guide on the best upcoming music festivals happening in North America. Lineups, news, rumors, tickets and dates, all in one place. Here is your TickPick Guide to Music Festivals.   Boston Calling Dates: May 24-26 Allston, MA Looking for a smaller music festival that still has the integrity, diversity, and star power of Firefly and Gov Ball? With over 50 bands, three...

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Tour: What to Expect

In late October, Justin Timberlake had to delay his monumental “Man of the Woods” Tour by cancelling a show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Timberlake explained, “my vocal cords are severely bruised… I’m gonna make this up to you.” Unfortunately, the postponement was followed by more cancellations, prompting Timberlake to share an update in early December...

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Expands 2019 Tour, Adds Two Nights in NYC

Last year was a prolific one for Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who published his memoir in addition to releasing the new solo LP WARM. Fresh off the book tour, and an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tweedy has announced that he will be expanding his 2019 tour. The lengthened Jeff Tweedy 2019 Tour will include a number of East Coast and Midwest stops, such as Columbus, Ann Arbor, Toronto...

Nas Shares Powerful “Cops Shot the Kid” Video

One of the few standouts from Nas’ Summer ’18 7-track has finally received a music video. “Cops Shot the Kid” derives a lot of its momentum from its iconic sampling of Slick Rick’s beloved “Children’s Story“. And to our delight, the legendary MC made a cameo at the tragic finale of the new “Cops Shot the Kid” video. Check out the new...

The Most Anticipated Concert Tours of 2019

Some acts are saying goodbye, while others are performing in their prime. This year promises musicianship across the board. From Ariana Grande’s Sweetener tour, to Elton John’s farewell to the road, 2019 will be marked by live music greatness. Here are the Most Anticipated Concert Tours of 2019.   Robyn This February, Robyn will embark on a North American tour in support of last...

James Blake’s ‘Assume Form’ Is Coming Soon, Features Andre 3000

Thanks—again—to Amazon, who is responsible for leaking coveted information regarding the new James Blake album. According to the company’s French interface, James Blake’s new album is titled Assume Form, and will drop January 25th via Polydor. And that’s not all. The Amazon page featured a detailed tracklist, too. According to the page, Assume Form will be composed of 12 tracks...

Sia Will Release A New Album and Full-Length Musical in 2019

On Christmas day, the mysteriously cloistered pop music hitmaker Sia revealed her upcoming projects to an inquiring fan. In the recent tweet, she divulged that not only will she be out with a new album in 2019, but she will debut a new, original musical as well. Check out the sly announcement below. sia on Twitter If Sia follows through on her promises, her upcoming LP will be the first since...

Are the Black Eyed Peas Making a Comeback?

We’re not talking about the Fergie-fronted, iconic pop hitmakers of the mid-2000’s. We’re talking about one of the most promising hip-hop groups of the late 90’s. A group we thought had, by all sounds and appearances, disappeared. Plenty of people feel that “Where Is the Love” and other Elephunk singles were the genesis of a talented combo who called themselves...

Our Favorite Albums of 2018

It’s been a year. As shown by some particularly insightful creatives out there who were able to capture what people are going through, what people are feeling, in their music. This year, we had a few culture-defining singles. Gambino’s “This Is America” and XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” particularly come to mind. As does Ariana Grande’s “thank you...

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