Music

SHE PERFORMED ALL NIGHT
At fifty-one, Dion is wrapping up her Vegas residency with a world tour, an album, and two movies in the works. Why has it taken forty years for the world's most talented singer to finally become cool?
RAVIN' CLAW
On a Thursday night in Brooklyn, a giant basilisk was crowd-surfing at the Knitting Factory. The crowd roared and cheered, lifting the stuffed animal overhead as it sang along with a ridiculous chorus about saving Ginny Weasley from the serpentine monster.
CUTTING AND PASTING
On a quiet street in Pasadena, California, is a house where one of the world’s most famous pop songs was made. It’s owned by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, the duo behind "Despacito." I’m sitting in their home studio to talk to them about one of the key techniques they use to make many of their hits: sampling.
GOOD AS HELL
Lizzo is one of few artists whose songs appear across multiple 2020 candidate playlists, including those of Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand (who dropped out last week), Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg.
LANA THE LEADER

In 2012, she had Brian Williams and half of the internet against her. But she’s only gotten stronger since the discourse around “Born to Die” and now she’s poised to deliver perhaps her best album yet in “Norman F***ing Rockwell.”

PIRATE'S BOOTY

How online communities forming around stolen rap music are creating a new age of leaks at the expense of the artists they stan.

DOWN WITH DISEASE

For Phish fans, the longstanding jam band’s Labor Day weekend concerts at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado have been a welcome tradition returning for eight years. But now, what should be a weekend of camping, body odor and too-long guitar solos has been thrown into chaos by a plague outbreak.

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