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Gay rap is not a genre.
Scrapbook: MØ Flips Through Her Old Photo Albums
From grunge to crust punk to hip-hop to coyly cool Scandi-pop, MØ digs through her old photo albums for the ultimate #TBT charting her music and style evolution.
Hipsters Can't Ruin Hip-Hop Because Hipsters Don't Exist
"Hipsters" are a fictional construct, an army of imaginary scapegoats in trucker hats perched perilously on top of both a five-panel and a snapback.
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Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. Now I see her presence lurking within magazine features, disguised as the words “Anton’s teenage Welsh bride.”
Courtney Barnett Told Us How to Stop Writing Terrible Poetry and Land a Record Deal
We talked to the Australian singer about art school and why trying to write good songs just leads to writing bad ones.
Turn Up to Keys N Krates' Diplo & Friends Mix
Occasionally, we the at Noisey will kindly request that you drop whatever you're doing and turn the goddamn motherfuck up. Now is one of those times.
Meet Amos: The Man Who Designs Moog's Wonderful Toys
Moogfest takes place in North Carolina this Wednesday and boasts a lineup including M.I.A., Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and many more. So we talked to the man who dreams up synths.
I Went to Bogotá in Colombia For Festival Estéreo Picnic and Danced For Days
Noisey ditched North America for South to eat endless empanadas, catch up with Julian Casablancas backstage, get winded while dancing to Phoenix and find out more about Colombia's music scene.
Give Life Back to Fhqwhgads
How a Strong Bad/Daft Punk mash-up album helped bring out the magic in 'Random Access Memories.'
In what turned out to be a bit of a band bill collision last night, Wild Yaks and Habibi took the stage at 285 Kent with Unstoppable Death Machines and Violent Bullshit. Alternating between spazzing hardcore and garage pop, the audience could be delineated by who drew them to the show as they alternated standing near the stage or sulking in the back. Considering the below-zero temperatures outside, the fact that that space filled up at all was impressive.
There was an early trend of covers, with both Violent Bullshit and Habibi closing their sets with them. Unstoppable stumbled into a cover of Japanther as they started playing along to it over the house music as they were setting up. Their set was fiery, and the fact that they were fresh off an intense West Coast tour was evident. The only hiccup was that the drummer was going through drum sticks so quickly that he had to ask to borrow some to continue their set at one point.
Wild Yaks seemed to have the largest share of the crowd. Halfway into their set the lead singer led the crowd in an a cappella sing-a-long, and throughout the rest of their set there was a good portion of fans continuing to sing along. Near the end, lead singer Rob Bryn made a confession: "We planned to change the band's name in 2013. We're now called 'Golden Sphere of Light.' You can't win them all, trust me." So look for a new release from the newly-minted "Wild Golden Sphere of Yak Light" coming soon.