Ciara Covered The Rolling Stones's 'Paint It Black' For a Vin Diesel Movie About Witches

This is an Instagram video posted by Ciara, temporarily celibate recording artist, in which she shares a snippet of her new song, “Paint It Black.” The track (which Ciara describes as “unreal”) was originally performed by The Rolling Stones (whom Ciara describes as “one of music’s Greatest Bands), and was recorded for… »9/17/15 7:00pm9/17/15 7:00pm

Relive Your Frustrated Teen Art Camp Days With New Speedy Ortiz Video

“I’m not averse to gettin’ salt in my face/ let me marinate a week and reevaluate,” goes “Swell Content,” this euphoric-sounding jam from Speedy Ortiz, a line that seems to advocate giving yourself permission to fuck up now and again, something a lot of us need as a reminder. »9/15/15 3:41pm9/15/15 3:41pm

Grace Jones: Miley, Rihanna, and Nicki Do Not Challenge the Status Quo

In a recently published excerpt of Grace Jones’ upcoming memoir (cheekily titled I’ll Never Write My Memoirs), the legendary musician shares her criticisms of today’s current pop stars, asserting that many of them attempt to claim originality and subversiveness, while really only copying her style and playing it safe. »9/10/15 4:55pm9/10/15 4:55pm

Jenny Hval 'Fights For Visibility' in New Video For 'Take Care of Yourself'

What’s it even mean to take care of yourself, asks musician Jenny Hval, a pained, contemplative exploration she sets on an icy synth melody. “Shaving in all the right places?” she wheezes rhetorically, as footage of her own live performance rolls at a faster pace than her diaristic, plaintive mumblings. “Am I taking… »9/09/15 3:46pm9/09/15 3:46pm

Teenage Girl Band Isn't 'Sultry' Enough To Win Battle Of The Bands

Kalliope Jones, a band made up of three young teenage girls, competed against other 12-to-16-year-old musicians Massachusetts’ Tri-County Fair Battle of the Bands this weekend. The sole male judge on the panel reportedly took points away from the band in the “Stage Presence - Showmanship” category because the girls… »9/09/15 3:20pm9/09/15 3:20pm

Director Says Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Video Can't Be Racist Because It Had a 'Super Hot' Black Producer

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”can’t be racist! Sure, it’s a highly stylized, white-washed celebration of African colonialism, but—as the video’s director so helpfully pointed out—it also had black people working in production! This video’s best friends are black! »9/02/15 4:10pm9/02/15 4:10pm

Was Banning Tyler, the Creator, the Victory International Feminism Needed?

On Sunday, August 23, Tyler, the Creator, was riding through France on the nicest tour bus he’d ever rented—a giant TV screen, a circle couch, extra beds—and heading towards the end of what was meant to be a month-long tour of Europe, reveling in the amenities his hard work had afforded him. The 24-year-old Los… »9/02/15 11:30am9/02/15 11:30am