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Music

The New Lil Peep Doc Is the Defining Document of the SoundCloud Rap Generation

'Everybody's Everything' is both a tribute to the late rapper, and an examination of the image and money-obsessed music industry he found success in.
Justin Staple
3.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Mad Libs—DSA Edition: Bill Nye Surprised AOC at SXSW to Talk About Climate Change

Just watch the video already.
River Donaghey
3.11.19
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The Chill Woman Who Pwned InfoWars Discusses Life After Going 'Softly Viral'

After InfoWars took down the original video, actress Dasha Nekrasova recently reposted the clip of herself coolly telling street interviewer Ashton Whitty she has worms in her brain.
Luke O'Neil
5.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch the Trailer for 'Sorry to Bother You,' the Most Bonkers Movie at Sundance

Boots Riley's "fucked-up vision of the world" stars Lakeith Stanfield with the voice of David Cross.
River Donaghey
3.12.18
Film

[Exclusive] This Film's Epically Problematic Heist Is a Parable for Trump's USA

Bank robbery film 'American Paradise' combines gorgeous shots of the midwest with complex issues surrounding race and power.
Beckett Mufson
7.19.17
Animation

Stop What You’re Doing and Let This Little Clay Person Overwhelm You with Feelings

Kirsten Lepore's short animation 'Hi Stranger' is the internet's creepy new life coach.
Beckett Mufson
3.23.17
Soundcloud

We Talk Getting Money in Music on Episode 5 of the THUMP Podcast

Thoughts on a long week at SXSW and the recent news that Soundcloud will pay (some) DJs for streams of their mixes.
THUMP Staff
3.23.17
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Watch The Chainsmokers Become This Generation’s Smash Mouth by Covering Smash Mouth

When life imitates memes imitates life.
THUMP Staff
3.17.17
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Ellie Herring's House-Heavy "F150" Mix is a Rush of Blood to the Head

Hear an hour of music that inspired the Kentucky producer's 2016 EP 'What a Joy.'
THUMP Canada Staff
3.15.17
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Watching the Birth of a Star in Virtual Reality Is Interstellar Therapy

Experience a 'Fistful of Stars' in Eliza McNitt's soothing and operatic educational space odyssey, premiering today at SXSW.
Beckett Mufson
3.14.17
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The THUMP Guide to the Best SXSW 2017 Parties

We run down the best places to dance at the 2017 edition of the Austin-based music festival.
Dan Gentile
3.13.17
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Everything You Need to Know About Grackles, the Horny Devil Bird of Texas

Heading to Austin for SXSW? Brush up on the winged vermin that will, in all likelihood, terrorize you at some point.
John Nova Lomax
3.10.17
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