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How did a guy from the West Bank end up getting part of that “Despacito” money? It started with American Idol.

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 “What would you do if I made this for you?”

Lana Del Rey

“Goddamn, man child / You fucked me so good I almost said I love you,” Lana Del Rey begins her fifth al

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Lizzo wants her live shows to be church, and her sold out show at the

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Kesha has always been a more imaginative, multi-faceted artist than she’s been given credit for.

Lizzo has made her name for by loving herself and forcing everyone else to follow suit.

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I was thinking a lot this weekend about things you never see at Jazz Fest, and I got two more on Sunday.

Of the hundreds of bands that played in Austin last week, only 14 New Orleans acts performed at official South By Southwest showcases.

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Zack Villere’s Little World took the aesthetic of his S

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Lake Street Dive still makes love songs, but that’s not all it makes anymore.

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Finger-style folk guitar rolls a warm, pop-friendly melody when a reassuring voice jumps in as if calling from the heavens to remind us that

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Monday Night Raw in New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center last week made it clear that the WWE is not in the wrestling business.

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Wednesday night’s highlights in New Orleans include guitarist

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Big Freedia received a rock star’s reception when she played Jazz Fes

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Helen Gillet’s Jazz Fest shows present a fascinating challenge.

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In 2008, The Vettes’ “Give ‘em What They Want” got airplay on B97, and

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Matt Aguiluz of A Living Soundtrack lived in Japan from 2011 to 2013, an

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Though everyone's pipes had burst the day before, enthusiastic fans streamed into Mardi Gras World on Thursday night to catch a set by e

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Sia wins this year's Christmas music derby, while Gwen Stefani is slowed by Blake Shelton. Plus new Christmas music from Hanson, Paul McCartney, Grace Potter and more.

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Thursday night, Old Crow Medicine Show covers Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" at the Orpheum.

“I’m an everlasting iconoclast,” raps Merrill Beth Nisker--Peaches--on her most recent rele

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“How many of y’all drink 151?” asked Stephen “Thund

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Last spring pop-electronic duo Roar! talked about leaving behind their previous name

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According to photographer Steph Catsoulis, the rock band connected solidly with the audience when it played Gasa Gasa last week.

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P.J. Morton has had his feet in a number of musical streams.

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[Jazz Fest emphasizes one element of rock band Royal Teeth's sound at the exp

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At the beginning of this week’s My Spilt Milk Podcast interview with Boyfriend, she says she wor

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When Warner Brothers reissued Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night, I messaged Jonathan Pretus of

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JoJo’s career started in the early 2000s when MTV’s TRL and the t

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Earlier this month, Kraftwerk brought a future from the past to the Orpheum Theater.

As summer draws to a close, crank up the AC and the volume and listen to this week's "Freshly Spilt Milk" with hot new tracks from old favorites including Speedy Ortiz and The Tallest Man On Earth, as well as promising new artists like Toy Cars and Space Mountain.

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Shark’s Teeth extensive body of work helps to explain the new

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Even numbers are a problem.

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The surf-like band takes on bigger issues on its new album, "Bermuda."

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The Breton Sound plays arena-sized rock in indie-sized rooms.

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Louisiana rock/pop band Royal Teeth have been best known over the last few years for its

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Visit Fro-Yo Ma’s Soundcloud page and it refers you to his social media pag

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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino’s songs occupy a very specific emotiona

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Brett Harris is a reason to revisit the nature/nurture debate

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Von Mozes started life as Teenager, which emerged from indie rock band

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features music from Cellars, Steve James, Nap Eyes and more.

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Spookyland, Lazyboy Empire, GoldLink and more!

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Part-time Stereolab collaborator Sean O'Hagan has found full expression of his Beach Boy impulses as well as his love of low-tech drones in

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This time last year, GIVERS previewed new music when they played Voodoo.

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When describing Lake Street Dive to a friend, I compared them jokingly to

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music from Infuze, Sun Club, Rastronaut, Young Romance, and more.

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk includes new music from Miley Cyrus, Battles, The Bird and the Bee, and more!

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk features new music by Death by Unga Bunga, Idgy Dean, Griz, and more.

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Miguel blasted onstage at the Joy Theater Tuesday night with the ener

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk includes new music from Jack Ü, Alesso, Major Lazer x DJ Snake vs. Pop Noir, a lot of soul and a special bonus summertime mixtape.

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[Updated] Home production software has been a mixed blessing.

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Jules De Martino of The Ting Tings wants people to know that they’re a real b

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This week's "Freshly Spilt Milk" Soundcloud playlist includes new music from Mozambo, The Indien, Peter Broderick, Maribou State, and more.

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This week "Freshly Spilt Milk" has new music from Penguin Prison, Doldrums, CRNKN and more.

Zola Jesus

“I’ve always written pop music. I’ve never not made pop music.

On Thursday night, the female population of downtown New Orleans skyrocketed.

Real Estate

“We wanted to make a really clean, really nice sounding album.

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[Updated] How does a singer make it? 

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There’s nothing sexy about pop/rock songs, but there’s also nothing like a song that stops whatever you’re doing and changes your mood.

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YouTube views don't always equate to sales, but in the case of pop-rap duo

Ekhi Lopetegi of Spanish dance rock band Delorean is reluctant to use the word "chill" wh

Let's get it out of the way — Dent May sounds a lot like the Beach Boys.

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Oxford, Mississippi, is best known as a college town — one of the craziest in the country, according to a slew of annual lists.

"Complexity isn't necessarily an indicator of growth."

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Stuart McLamb was just another 21st Century success story.

Sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin of sunshine-infused punk-pop band B

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Superstorm Sandy almost cost Star & Micey a van door.

Cover art for Lee Dorsey's "Soul Mine"

This Week's Spotify Soundtrack is an open challenge to all the gloomy sum'bitches to hang on to their angst.