Watch full sets from Coachella 2015: Jack White, Run the Jewels, RATATAT and more
Coachella 2015 is a wrap. Though the lineup wasn't as surprising or glamorous as previous years, the mega-festival made up for it in theatrical value.
Watch: Madonna kisses Drake at Coachella — will he ever be the same?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vY445wh_LI Things got weird during Drake's headlining performance at Coachella on Sunday. As he closed out the final night of the mega-festival, his set included a some baffling and uncomfortable surprises.
Watch: Mumford & Sons on SNL, performing “The Wolf,” “Believe”
Since Mumford & Sons have traded their signature banjoes for electric guitars, the UK act seems to be training itself for arenas around the world.
Watch: Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots play “Holiday” with toy instruments
https://youtu.be/as-SALpccd8 Who would have thought that in the year 2015, one of the best segments to watch on late night TV would be the Roots and various artists playing toy instruments with Jimmy Fallon?
Coachella 2015 live stream: Catch sets this weekend from the comfort of your home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLknyzCPtZQ Don't have money for the ticket, the lodging, the flight to Coachella 2015? Don't have time for the bros or for trying to get a pass before they sell out in a matter of minutes?
Listen: New Mumford & Sons song, “The Wolf”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsP-MjIueL4 This generation's "Bob Dylan goes electric" moment is here. Mumford & Sons have ditched their banjos and have decided to explore a world of the future.
Watch: St. Vincent plays “Teenage Talk” on Fallon, backed by teen dancers
Always one to turn a performance into an art show, St. Vincent brought a group of teenagers to back her "Tonight Show" appearance on Monday.
Watch: Rihanna pranks Jimmy Kimmel, performs “Bitch Better Have My Money”
https://youtu.be/N-w8lEL_0y4 Rihanna upped the ante for April Fools' stunts. Late night television host, Jimmy Kimmel, is typically on the giving end of pranks to his guests.
VIDEO: Ben Roy of Spells talks “Those Who Can’t,” K pop in the rain at SXSW
When he's not standing on top of a barrel rattling it until you're sure he's going to fall or screaming in a fan's face or rolling around on the stage, Ben Roy is a comparatively calm guy.
VIDEO: In The Whale talks new material while lounging poolside at SXSW
On a particularly overcast Thursday at SXSW we decided to meet up with Nate Valdez and Eric Riley of In The Whale at the pool at the downtown Austin Sheraton.
Stevie Wonder tribute: Watch Ryan Tedder, Beyoncé, India Arie and more perform
Using a long list of A-list performers, the Grammys took on the task of commemorating Motown great, Stevie Wonder, on Monday. The tribute show, which was taped last week, brought some of music's biggest acts to give performances from the Wonder songbook.
Watch: The 10 best Saturday Night Live musical performances
This Saturday marks Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special, with an almost comically long list of confirmed past cast members and guests to ring in the occasion.
“Portlandia” and Sleater-Kinney’s reunion are a weird (but welcome) cultural synergy
On a recent weekday, a co-worker overhead a pair of 20-something dudes having the following exchange at Wax Trax Records as they thumbed through the vinyl: Dude 1: "Carrie Brownstein's in a band?" Dude 2: "Yeah, in the '90s.
Watch: D’Angelo on “Saturday Night Live”
When artists use the "Saturday Night Live" stage to make a political message, oftentimes it results in the last visit by said artist. Case in point, Sinead O'Connor ripped up the picture of Pope John Paul II and sent NBC into chaos.
Watch: Kanye West’s “Only One” video is actually pretty sweet
You've seen the tender side of Kanye West before -- there's "Hey Mama" and pretty much all of "808s and Heartbreak." He brought that side to the "Ellen" show to premiere the Spike Jonze-directed video for "Only One." In home movie-type filming, Jonze was able to capture a sincere side of Kanye that fans rarely get to see (usually it's all "Imma Let you finish" and rants about jogging pants).
Watch: The Weeknd’s “Earned it” video is filthy, just like “Fifty Shades of Grey”
http://youtu.be/waU75jdUnYw It was only inevitable that "Fifty Shades of Grey" would eventually become a movie. And, when the smash book of trash that we love to hate becomes a movie, it's going to need a soundtrack.
Watch Ben Gibbard cover Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xz72V-Mphw Ben Gibbard's covers are held in pretty high esteem. Entire listicles have been dedicated to his best covers from his various projects. How many people had heard of "Such Great Heights" before Gibbard's project Postal Service covered it?
Watch: Nancy Grace, 2 Chainz debate weed legalization, seriously
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRNqIl9_2cs This is a conversation you never saw coming: Conservative TV pundit Nancy Grace talking about irresponsible marijuana use with rapper 2 Chainz. As Grace asks 2 Chainz to watch videos of parents who force their toddlers to smoke marijuana and asks the rapper to justify his pro-legalization philosophy, the conversation stays mostly civil.
Watch Gov. John Hickenlooper play banjo, sing with String Cheese Incident
UPDATE: We were curious, so we reached out to see if Hickenlooper was actually performing on Tuesday, and it turns out he was, for the most part.
John Hickenlooper: A timeline of music moments with Colorado’s rock governor
On Jan. 12, 2011, the day after Gov. John Hickenlooper’s first inauguration concert, Reverb’s Ricardo Baca wrote: “Will Hick be able to maintain his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle as the guv?
New Year’s Eve 2014: Please don’t play these five songs at your party tonight
Cash, check. Mints, check. ID, check. Keys, check. Good music ... hopefully. It's pretty much 2015, and in this age, everyone with a laptop thinks they're a DJ.
Stephen Colbert last show: The best music moments from “The Colbert Report”
Alas, after nine years and 1,442 episodes "The Colbert Report" will end its incredible run of smart and hilarious political satire. On Dec. 18, Stephen Colbert will run out in front of a screaming crowd, sit at his "C" shaped desk and take the role of a conservative political pundit for the last time.
Watch: Kendrick Lamar debuts new song on “The Colbert Report”
Among guests like President Obama and Smaug, Kendrick Lamar may have gotten the biggest honor of his career by being asked to be one of the final guests on "The Colbert Report." And Lamar didn't waste the opportunity on Tuesday, as he used the appearance to debut another new song.