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SXSW 2015 lineup: Colorado’s Publicist UK among first batch of official acts

SXSW 2014 - Day 4

The first batch of official SXSW 2015 artists have been announced, and Colorado’s Publicist UK is among the names.



Kenny G vs Chinese government: Smooth jazz star angers with protest visit

Kenny G. Photo courtesy of the artist's website.

Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.



Taylor Swift has a file on men who have threatened to kidnap or kill her

Taylor Swift @ Pepsi Center

While the musical world of Taylor Swift is all bubblegum pop and starry eyes for New York City, at least one aspect of her personal life seems utterly terrifying.



New Chance the Rapper album: His next release, “Surf,” will be free

The new Chance the Rapper album will once again be a free release, the musician revealed in an interview with Billboard. Photo courtesy of the artist's website.

The new Chance the Rapper album will once again be a free release, the musician revealed in an interview with Billboard.



Chief Keef dropped by Interscope

Chief Keef. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook page.

You can now add getting dropped from Interscope Records to the list of things Chief Keef don’t like.



Thurston Moore “The Best Day” review: Taking it back to Sonic Youth

On "The Best Day," Thurston Moore moves from the folky elements of his past solo efforts to more of a rambling, instrumental-heavy, Sonic Youth feel.

On “The Best Day,” Thurston Moore moves from the folky elements of his past solo efforts to more of a rambling, instrumental-heavy, Sonic Youth feel.



Watch: iLoveMakonnen, Drake share “Tuesday” video

Watch: iLoveMakonnen, Drake share "Tuesday" video

Drake and iLoveMakonnen have released the hilarious, toast and laundry-filled video for “Tuesday.”



Jessie Ware “Tough Love” review: A catchy, lovelorn album

London pop chanteuse Jessie Ware returns with another lovelorn round of catchy pop, setting her self up for a crossover third album, "Tough Love."

London pop chanteuse Jessie Ware returns with another lovelorn round of catchy pop, setting her self up for a crossover third album, “Tough Love.”



Foxygen at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Foxygen at the Bluebird Theater on 10/20/14.

Foxygen frontman Sam France is a beautiful, eye-linered rock and roll mess, and the band’s raucous show at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on Monday night was much the same: pretty, fun, and messy.



CMJ Music Marathon 2014: See these 10 bands this week

CMJ 2013

To help you navigate the week of CMJ Music Marathon 2014, we picked out 10 bands you have to see this week in New York.