How Consumerism Devoured The Workin' Man Blues

HOW CONSUMERISM DEVOURED THE WORKIN' MAN BLUES

There's a very obvious reason why people have, since its origins, described country music as “blues played by white people ,” even...

Stream of the Crop: 4 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

STREAM OF THE CROP: 4 NEW ALBUMS FOR HEAVY ROTATION

Every week , the Noisey staff puts together a list of the best and most important albums, mixtapes, and EPs from the past seven days....

 
 
 
Hobo Johnson Shares Why He Dropped Video Games to Pursue Music

HOBO JOHNSON SHARES WHY HE DROPPED VIDEO GAMES TO PURSUE MUSIC

This week on Noisey Radio , we sit down with enigmatic singer/songwriter Hobo Johnson. Then, Rob Vicious of Shoreline Mafia takes us...

Catch Up on Some of Noisey's Best Longreads

CATCH UP ON SOME OF NOISEY'S BEST LONGREADS

If you're reading this, we're going to assume you're out in the world somewhere, looking for reading material. Maybe you're on the...

 
 
 
Robert Christgau on SOPHIE's Sweet Clarity

ROBERT CHRISTGAU ON SOPHIE'S SWEET CLARITY

The self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics," Robert Christgau was one of the pioneers of music criticism as we know it. He...

Del The Funky Homosapien Discusses His Near-Fatal Fall and Painful Recovery

DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN DISCUSSES HIS NEAR-FATAL FALL AND PAINFUL RECOVERY

Del The Funky Homosapien fractured seven ribs, one of which punctured a lung, after falling from the stage during Gorillaz' headline...

 
 
 
I Went to One of Europe's Biggest Festivals and Only Saw Cover Bands

I WENT TO ONE OF EUROPE'S BIGGEST FESTIVALS AND ONLY SAW COVER BANDS

A version of this article originally appeared on Noisey Netherlands. According to Wikipedia , a cover band is "a band that plays mostly...

Which Person in this Ridiculous Hardcore Pit Is Your Favorite?

WHICH PERSON IN THIS RIDICULOUS HARDCORE PIT IS YOUR FAVORITE?

One of my favorite internet pastimes is watching hours of absurd mosh pit videos. I love them. I get sucked into them like Cameron...

 
 
 
The Evolution of Ambush, North London's Rising Rap Star

THE EVOLUTION OF AMBUSH, NORTH LONDON'S RISING RAP STAR

Ambush is the kind of rapper who can pull off freestyling over a Kendrick beat-jumping from lines about how “man can't tell me ‘bout...

Jai Paul Emerges, in His Once Yearly Appearance

JAI PAUL EMERGES, IN HIS ONCE YEARLY APPEARANCE

Jai Paul is out there somewhere, living his best life. Still, from time to time, he reappears-most recently with news about his label,...

 
 
 
Watch PUSHA-T's Haunted "Santeria" Performance on 'The Tonight Show'

WATCH PUSHA-T'S HAUNTED "SANTERIA" PERFORMANCE ON 'THE TONIGHT SHOW'

Last night, The Tonight Show got a dose of PUSHA-T's luxury drug rap persona when Jimmy Fallon introduced him as a musical guest. Performing...

Investigate 311('s Cover of "Self Esteem" by The Offspring)

INVESTIGATE 311('S COVER OF "SELF ESTEEM" BY THE OFFSPRING)

Actually dope reggae-chillers 311 and wet-look hair gel-loving pop-punks The Offspring will kick off a summer-long co-headline tour...

 
 
 
The Angry, Healing Records I Revisit When Everything Feels Broken

THE ANGRY, HEALING RECORDS I REVISIT WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS BROKEN

To Hell And Back is a weekly column in which Noisey metal editor and lifelong hesher Kim Kelly explores the extreme metal underground...

Johnny Marr Is On Another Planet and Wants Us to Join Him

JOHNNY MARR IS ON ANOTHER PLANET AND WANTS US TO JOIN HIM

The making of Call the Comet, the new album from guitar legend and The Smiths founding member Johnny Marr , is a fitting allegory for...

 
 
 
Watch the Black Madonna Punch a Cop in a New 'GTA Online' Trailer

WATCH THE BLACK MADONNA PUNCH A COP IN A NEW 'GTA ONLINE' TRAILER

Since transforming into a sort of World of Warcraft with Maseratis and assault rifles, Grand Theft Auto Online has become this sort...

Rick Ross Thinks Polo Is Kinda Like Hip-Hop

RICK ROSS THINKS POLO IS KINDA LIKE HIP-HOP

According to Rick Ross, polo is a lot like the world of hip-hop. During Tuesday's episode of Most Expensivest , the rapper joined host...

 
 
 
Oh Shit, the Rihanna Dancehall Album Seems Real

OH SHIT, THE RIHANNA DANCEHALL ALBUM SEEMS REAL

Because pop fans are insatiable, people have been "where's the album"-ing Rihanna more or less since the moment she dropped ANTI back...

Hiro Kone's New Album Is a an Electronic Exploration of “Morbid Energy”

HIRO KONE'S NEW ALBUM IS A AN ELECTRONIC EXPLORATION OF “MORBID ENERGY”

It's easy to get trapped in cycles of consumption. You order in a single click, not considering the costs-beyond the dollar, the real...

 
 
 
Kid Cudi Says 'KIDS SEE GHOSTS' Took A Year and a Half to Make

KID CUDI SAYS 'KIDS SEE GHOSTS' TOOK A YEAR AND A HALF TO MAKE

We're a month out of the of Kanye West's rapid-fire release schedule and five albums later, it feels good. It was a rollercoaster ride...

The Guide to Getting into Napalm Death

THE GUIDE TO GETTING INTO NAPALM DEATH

When a band is included in the Guinness Book of World Records, it's easy to view them as a bit of a novelty. These types of honors...

 
 
 



New Release

New Release

Hey, world, be on the look out for hot new music by All Reach. Music to quench your soul's thirst. Motivational or let's say inspiring music for the soul, from morning to... Read more ...

6ix9ine Attacked, Kidnapped, Robbed in Brooklyn

6ix9ine Attacked, Kidnapped, Robbed in Brooklyn

Update: 6ix9ine's account of the early-morning scuffle that allegedly landed him in the hospital early Sunday morning differs dramatically from initial reports of the incident... Read more ...

Supergirl: Nicole Maines Is About to Make History as TV's First Transgender...

Supergirl: Nicole Maines Is About to Make History as TV's First Transgender Superhero

Supergirl is making history with the first transgender superhero to be featured on television. The CW series announced at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21 that Nicole Maines had... Read more ...

6ix9ine Attacked, Kidnapped, Robbed in Brooklyn: Report

6ix9ine Attacked, Kidnapped, Robbed in Brooklyn: Report

6ix9ine was reportedly hospitalized early Sunday morning after three hooded gunmen attacked and robbed him shortly following the wrap... Read more ...

Pusha T Marries Longtime Girlfriend Virginia Williams, Pharrell Serves as...

Pusha T Marries Longtime Girlfriend Virginia Williams, Pharrell Serves as Best Man

Congratulations are in order for Pusha T and his longtime girlfriend Virginia Williams, who were married Saturday at the Cavalier Hotel in... Read more ...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Kelela Is The Future

Pitchfork Music Festival: Kelela Is The Future

2018 was the day that Pitchfork quietly became a leftfield R&B festival. It's not just that; there will always be room for plenty of indie rock at this particular shindig. But... Read more ...

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57. The Los Angeles Times, where Gold... Read more ...

6ix9ine Drops New Song 'FEFE' Featuring Nicki Minaj: Listen

6ix9ine Drops New Song 'FEFE' Featuring Nicki Minaj: Listen

Tekashi 6ix9ine has teamed up with fellow New Yorker Nicki Minaj for the release of his new song "FEFE." As promised by 6ix9ine on social... Read more ...

John Coltrane Quartet - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album: Marking a...

John Coltrane Quartet - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album: Marking a Transition

By Fotis Nikolakopoulos The more I stare at the cover photo of this release, the more I become obsessed with it's capture of what I think is the spirit of these four musicians... Read more ...

Ella Mai Is First Woman to Top Three R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Charts Since Beyonce...

Ella Mai Is First Woman to Top Three R&B/Hip-Hop Radio Charts Since Beyonce in 2012

Ella Mai reaches the top of the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart as “Boo'd Up” advances 2-1. The tune climbs five ... Read more ...

Watch Conan O'Brien's Star Wars Cantina Band Documentary

Watch Conan O'Brien's Star Wars Cantina Band Documentary

Finally, Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes are getting their due. The band also known as the Cantina Band, famous for their hit song "Cantina Band" and their raucous performances... Read more ...