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Metropolis: 4/15/2017

Apr 18, 2017

Set List

  • Inner City, "Good Life" (Virgin)
  • Rythim Is Rhythim, "Strings Of Life" (Transmat)
  • Trentemøller, "One Eye Open" (In My Room)
  • Depeche Mode, "You Move [Jason Bentley Remix]" (Columbia)
  • Goldfrapp, "Systematic" (Mute)
  • Busy P, "Genie [feat. Mayer Hawthorne]" (Ed Banger)
  • Louis The Child, "Love Is Alive [feat. Elohim]" (Ultra)
  • !!!, "The One 2" (Warp Records)

I am usually one to avoid bands with jokey names, but Cende snuck in with pretty, emo-tinged power pop before I could roll my eyes.

Katie Crutchfield has been nothing but honest as Waxahatchee. Her careful words carry keen insight — and she writes sharp songs to match. Waxahatchee's fourth album, Out In The Storm, takes a hard look not just at broken relationship, but also at the spiraling aftermath.

A year ago this week, the artist Prince was found dead at Paisley Park, his home, studio, and party space in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. Today, a series of search warrants and affidavits from the criminal investigation of Prince's accidental opioid overdose were made public by the Carver County District Court in Minnesota.

Spoiler alert: DAMN. opens with Kendrick Lamar narrating his own shooting death at the hands of a blind assailant. This seems to be a tradition amongst Los Angeles rappers: Lamar's most obvious predecessor, Ice Cube, rapped about dying at least three times on his first two albums. The shared message from both artists is that violent ends can arrive unexpectedly, especially if you're young, black and male.

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A 23-year-old, Russian-born violinist named Artem Kolesov is capturing international attention after posting a YouTube video in which he comes out as gay.

Kendrick Lamar's victory lap continues. The rapper closed the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Sunday night — like most Coachella performers, he'll return at the same time next weekend — with a set that blew through social media thanks to live-streaming and widespread interest in his new material.

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