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Jawny Wants To Be a Rockstar When He Grows Up

July 23, 2021

To mark the release of his new EP, the Oakland-born musician shares a summer playlist packed with early aughts classics.

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Mel Ottenberg on Christina Aguilera and the Looks He Styled for Her Sold-Out Hollywood Bowl Shows

July 21, 2021

Our Creative Director takes us behind the scenes of the pop icon’s sold-out Hollywood Bowl shows.

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An Intimate Moment with The Late Musical Genius Sophie

July 14, 2021

“Noise,” a new exhibition from the artist Zoe Chait, is a raw and intimate homage to the late musical icon.

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Bones Gives a Rare Interview About Love, Identity, and Fatherhood

July 13, 2021

The ultra-prolific emo rap pioneer is in a new phase of his life, one he’s still trying to wrap his head around.

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St. Vincent Is the Schmaltzy Radio DJ We Didn’t Know We Needed

July 12, 2021

For her latest collaboration with Apple Music, the enigmatic artist reaches back in time with a ’70s-inspired radio program that hits all the spots.

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The Driver Era are Listening to Tove Lo, The Fugees and The Rolling Stones

July 12, 2021

The brother duo pulls together the perfect playlist for road tripping, nights out, and everything in between.

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Assploitation Drops a Hot Wet American Mixtape of Sizzling Porno Soundtracks on Club Mel

July 9, 2021

This week on Club Mel, Assploitation reviews his top porn soundtracks and drops a hot new mixtape.

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Kali Uchis Is Having a Cool Girl Summer

July 8, 2021

To celebrate her new album, the Colombian-American artist makes us an unbeatable summer playlist.

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Rauw Alejandro, Like the Rest of Us, Has A Big Crush on J.Lo

July 7, 2021

Before kicking off his world tour, the summer’s breakout artist takes a moment to field a few questions.

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“You Have Powerful Eyes”: When Christeene Met Oliver

July 6, 2021

The musical artist sat down with Alissa Bennett’s 10-year-old son to discuss the ins and outs of arson, scary dolls, the gender spectrum, and everything in between.

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Moneybagg Yo Tells DJ Khaled Why This Is Just the Beginning

July 2, 2021

With the sucess of his latest album “A Gangsta’s Pain,” the Memphis-born rapper is ready to enter CEO mode.

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Vince Staples Is Exactly Who—and Where—He Wants to Be

July 1, 2021

The Long Beach rapper talks to the writer and actor Jermaine Fowler about his upcoming wave of new music, finding his professional sweet spot, and why home is still where his heart is.

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Lucy Dacus and Thandiwe Newton on Creative Solidarity and the Perfect Red Lip

June 30, 2021

The singer and songwriter hopped on the phone with the actor to discuss her new album, the possibility of a Boygenius reunion, and the challenge of making honest art.

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Daya on Pride, Moving West, and Her Love of Coldplay

June 29, 2021

This past year, the Pittsburgh-born singer-songwriter recorded her most honest music yet.

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Faye Webster’s Divine Comedy

June 24, 2021

The musician lives up to the title of her latest album, “I Know I’m Funny haha,” whether discussing her crush on an Atlanta Braves player or her struggles with bangs.

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Casey Spooner on NFTs, Threesomes, and Warehouse Raves

June 21, 2021

The queer electronic artist behind Fischerspooner prepares for hot girl summer with SPOONERHOLLYWOOD, a multimedia meditation on his musical career.

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Who the Hell Is Dan Greene?

June 18, 2021

Meet the shadowy mastermind behind the hardcore collective the Armed, we think.

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TOBi is Listening to Outkast, Nina Simone, and the Tarzan Soundtrack

June 16, 2021

The Juno Award-winning musician makes us a playlist.

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Mel Ottenberg and Physical Therapy on Nasty Tracks and Sketchy Trade

June 11, 2021

This week in Club Mel, we bring the party indoors.

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“You Have to See It to Be It”: Michelle Zauner and Karen O in Conversation

June 10, 2021

During their first-ever meeting, the Japanese Breakfast singer and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman find common ground in music, food, culture, and loss.