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Phish returns to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2016

For the last several years, Commerce City has been taken over by Phish heads come Labor Day weekend. But as Phish wound down its all-time, eight-tune encore on the final night of its fifth Labor Day weekend stand at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park last September, frontman Trey Anastasio offered high praise for the band’s soccer pitched visits, but only offered up that “hopefully” they would return again.

Kanye West announces Colorado listening parties for new album

Yeezy season is approaching, which means a couple of things: an aggressively beige fashion show live-streamed to theaters nationwide and the release of West's latest album, which as Pitchfork points out via the rapper's interview on Real 92.3 this morning, could be called "Swish" or "Waves" or something even more generic.

The Lumineers are back

UPDATE: Pencils down: The answer was "album and tour." Listen to the Lumineers' latest single, "Ophelia," off their upcoming sophomore album, "Cleopatra," below. Check out the band's new tour dates here.

Lady Gaga tapped to sing national anthem at Super Bowl 50

By: The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. The NFL told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Gaga will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos.

Youth Lagoon disbands

Trevor Powers, the electronic producer/performer behind Youth Lagoon, has decided to disband his seminal indie project he announced today via Twitter. The decision stemmed from the "isolated & solitary spectrum" that Youth Lagoon's music inhabits: it is a space i no longer inhabit, nor want to inhabit. youth lagoon is complete. i've reached the top of a mountain, only to then be able to see a much larger one i want to ascend.

Nathaniel Rateliff parodies Britney Spears’ sexy “S.O.B.” videos

A few days ago, former teen pop queen Britney Spears posted a few video to her Instagram showing her writhing around in a black bikini to the tune of Nathaniel Rateliff's now thoroughly saturated hit single, "S.O.B." Rateliff's camp didn't know (or approve) of Spears using the song in their video, but they did respond to Spears earlier today, as Rateliff posted a video of himself gyrating suggestively to "S.O.B." in a black bikini of his own.

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij has left the band

Vampire Weekend producer/songwriter Rostam Batmanglij has left the band, according to a note he posted on Twitter today. Related: Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij makes Broadway debut The note reads: hi- I wanted to let ppl kno I'm no longer a member of VW but that Ezra and I will continue to collaborate on future projects and future VW," he wrote.