Pitchfork Music Festival Reveal First Set of Performers

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Who’s ready for the first round of artists confirmed for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival?

Well, even if you aren’t prepared, the people behind the music festival have unveiled some of the artists due to take the stage during the weekend-long event; Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, and Grimes are just some that made the cut for the first reveal.

Additional acts, reportedly, will be announced within the upcoming weeks, but tickets are already on sale, so if you’re feeling it, head on over to the festival’s website and claim yours. Three days tickets will set you back $130 while single tickets are priced at $60.

Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take place, once again, at Chicago’s Union Park during the weekend of July 18 through 20.

For now, here’s the first round:

Friday, July 18
Beck
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten

Saturday, July 19
Neutral Milk Hotel
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Mas Ysa
Pusha T
The Range
DIIV
Ka
Circulatory System
The Julie Ruin

Sunday, July 20
Kendrick Lamar
Grimes
Slowdive
Wild Beasts

Watch the Grammy Performances

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Missed a performance from 56th Annual Grammys?

Have no fear, we’re here, so if you happen to miss one or just want to re-watch another one, all you have to do is press play on one of the many videos below.

Enjoy! (PS, there are 20 videos)

Beyonce & Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love”

Lorde, “Royals”

Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”

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Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr., “Cop Car”

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Ringo Starr, “Photographs”

Robin Thicke & Chicago, ““Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”/“Saturday in the Park”/“Blurred Lines”

Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Try”/”Give Me a Reason”

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1adbg3_pink-try-give-me-a-reason-nate-ruess-grammys-2014_music

Kendrick Lamar feat. Imagine Dragons, “MAAD City”/ “Radioactive”

John Legend, “All of Me”

Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”

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Daft Punk feat. Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky”/”Le Freak”

Taylor Swift, “All Too Well”

Carole King and Sara Bareilles, “Brave”

Paul McCartney feat. Ringo Starr, “Queenie Eyes”

Metallica and Lang Lang, “One”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah, “Same Love”

Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong, “When Will I Be Loved”

Nine Inch Nails/Queens of the Stone Age/Dave Grohl and Lindsay Buckingham, “Copy of A”/”My God is the Sun”

Surprise Performers Confirmed for the Grammys

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The Grammys have revealed some of the performers that will be taking the stage at the annual music award show, but the biggest surprise on the list comes courtesy of some French DJs who like to wear helmets.

Can you guess who it is?

Well, we aren’t going to give you enough time to guess because the biggest shock on the list is that Daft Punk will be taking the stage to perform. This will be the first time in six years that the electronic duo will be performing on live television; the last time they performed on the show was in 2008 with Kanye West.

Since the release of Random Access Memories, the duo really haven’t done any public performance even though they did appear briefly on stage during the MTV Video Music Awards, but it was just to promote their newest single “Lose Yourself to Dance.” The Recording Academy is billing Daft Punk’s appearance as an “exclusive” one, so who knows, maybe it is. 

Also confirmed to take the stage is Kendrick Lamar who is nominated for seven awards including “Album of the Year” for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, “New Artist” as well as “Best Rap Performance” for “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Imagine Dragons who are fresh from performing a killer mash-up of their songs on the American Music Awards will once again be hitting the stage for the Grammys where they are nominated for two awards one of which is “Record of the Year.”

Grammy veteran P!nk will also appear on the award show to perform what we assume is her Grammy-nominated song, “Just Give Me a Reason” with fun. frontman, Nate Ruess.

There will also be a special Grammy Moment performance by country artists Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton. The performance has been described as a tribute to the Texas and Oklahoma roots of the artists.

LL Cool J will once again be returning for hosting duties during the live broadcast of the show which will take place on January 26, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. CBS will be airing the event live starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Eminem Releases New Video and Album Track List

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Eminem’s commercial for his upcoming album, MMLP2 might have been outdone by a skeletal white girl trying to twerk, but it didn’t mean that the release of his new album will go unnoticed. with this lead single, ” ” being used in a Call of Duty commercial for its newest installment to the new Beastie Boys sounding song (lead single, “Bezerk”), it looks like the rapper is showing that people still do care about him, even after being away for sometime.

Yesterday, Eminem revealed the full track listing for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 as well as some artists that he would be collaborating with. Some of the collaborators are old favorite such as Rihanna who worked with him on “Love the Way You Lie” and former porn star turned actress/singer, Skylar Grey that also collaborated with him once before on Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor.”

Also appearing on the album with Slim Shady are Kendrick Lamar and fun. frontman, Nate Ruess. Yes, you read that right, the singer of that “We Are Young” song and Eminem on the same track.

The news of the track list comes a few days after the rapper released the official music video for the Call of Duty; Ghost song, “Survival.” in the few days since its debut, the video has racked up over seven million plays.

the music video for the song can be seen below as well the full track list including collaborators and all.

THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP2 TRACK LIST

1. “Bad Guy”

2. “Parking Lot” (skit)

3. “Rhyme or Reason”

4. “So Much Better”

5. “Survival”

6. “Legacy”

7. “Asshole” feat. Skylar Grey

8. “Berzerk”

9. “Rap God”

10. “Brainless”

11. “Stronger Than I Was”

12. “Monster” feat. Rihanna

13. “So Far…”

14. “Love Game” feat. Kendrick Lamar

15. “Headlights” feat. Nate Ruess

16. “Evil Twin”

Kanye West to Head on Tour

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Kanye West might have been dropping hints about him heading out on tour soon in support of his latest album, Yeezus, and today all the hinting led to an official confirmation. West announced that he will, in fact be heading out on a North American tour starting in mid-October in support of his recently released album. This will be the rapper’s first solo tour in five-year, at least that’s what the tour poster says.

The tour will hit up 23 North American cities and sales for the tickets are scheduled to go on sale next Friday, September 13. Also going along for the ride with the exception of a few dates will be Kendrick Lamar.

Full tour dates and the tour poster can be seen below.

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10-19 Seattle, WA – KeyArena #
10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
10-22 San Jose, CA – SAP Center #
10-23 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena #
10-25 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
10-26 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center #
11-01 Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena #
11-03  Denver, CO –  Pepsi Center #
11-05  Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
11-07  Chicago, IL – United Center #
11-10  Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills #
11-12  Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre #
11-14  Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre #
11-16  Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
11-17  Boston, MA – TD Garden #
11-19  Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
11-21  Washington, DC – Verizon Center #
11-23  New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11-29  Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena  #
11-30  Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
12-01 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena #
12-06 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center #
12-07 Houston, TX – Toyota Center #

# with Kendrick Lamar