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Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Break Down Their Biggest Songs: Guitar Moves

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are a dream pairing, who very well may have one of the best albums of 2017​ with the '​Lotta Sea Lice.' In this edition of Guitar Moves they meet up in the desert with Matt Sweeney to show him their style of shredding.

Fishbowl Freestyle with Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett gives us his best bars based on random words from our fishbowl.

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The 22 Best Albums You May Have Missed in 2019

It's time to highlight the scrappy, underdog LPs that we spent the most time with this year.

Grimes Is the Artist of the Decade

No artist has challenged our assumptions about what pop music can be like Grimes.

My Chemical Romance Is the Artist of the Decade

The band dominated and influenced rock throughout the 2010s—even though they were inactive for most of the decade.

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Stop Sleeping on Ambar Lucid, a Bilingual Artist Making Devastating Indie Rock

The 'Dreaming Lucid' singer interlaces English and Spanish lyrics to tell highly personal stories of despair and escape.

Clams Casino on 'Moon Trip Radio': "It Sounds Like Music to Be Alone To"

VICE spoke to the New Jersey producer about his latest solo release and how fatherhood has changed his approach to making music.

11 Artists on Covering John Cage's '4'33"'

Mute Records is celebrating its 40th birthday with 58 covers of Cage's trailblazing piece of silent music from artists like Lee Ranaldo and Maps.

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Mannequin Pussy and Girl in Red Defend Decisions to Play Coachella

Independent artists want to explain, rather than celebrate, their presence at the Philip Anschutz-owned festival.

Neon Indian’s New Song Tackles Life as a Mexican Immigrant in Trump’s America

Alan Palomo's new ode to growing up on the border is a political turn for the chillwave group—and it slaps!

Here's the New Song From The National's Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers

The duo recorded "Walking on a String" for Netflix's 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie,' which is out now.

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Rock 'n' Roll May Be Dying, But Dad Metal Is Doing Great

Haters beware—the heaviest bands in your dad's 6-CD changer are thriving more than anyone else, somehow.

Akon Is Now the Proud Owner of a City in Senegal

Akon City will be a sustainable tourist destination that runs on Akoin, the singer's own cryptocurrency.

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Why Your Favorite Alt-Rock Legends Are Remixing Their Old Albums

Acts like The Replacements, Pearl Jam, and now R.E.M. have decided to tinker with the past. But they’re not rewriting history—just presenting it from a new angle.

Tyler, The Creator Is the Artist of the Decade

After starting the decade testing the limits of shock with Odd Future, the rapper’s journey to mellow and sincere has been even more radical.

Wilco Haven’t Just Endured, They’ve Gotten Better

'Ode To Joy’ cements their legacy as the greatest band of our time.

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Touring Is Hard, and Band Therapists Are Here to Help

These mental health professionals know what it feels like when the van breaks down, when the booker shorts the fee, or when your drummer is just being a dick.

Forever Warped: On the Beach, at the Tour That Refuses to Die

It was "a funeral where everyone could keep hanging out." For now.

Know When to Dance Like a Woman, and Look Like a Man

When Millennium Dance Complex opened in the 90s, the world of hip-hop had very specific visions of how men and women should look and perform. Two decades later, a lot has changed.

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Doll Skin's Joyful Pop Punk Is the Future

The Arizona band's new album 'Love Is Dead and We Killed Her' gives mid-aughts alt-rock a fresh coat of Manic Panic.

Puerto Rican Hitmaker Jhay Cortez Doesn't Need American Hip-Hop’s Approval

The writer behind Cardi B's "I Like It" and other bangers is ready to top the charts under his own name.

Lucky Daye Is Turning His Traumatic Religious Upbringing into Hope

The most exciting new voice in the R&B revival grew up in a Christian church that forbade him from listening to music. With his debut album, 'Painted,' he's turning his pain into song.

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