Man Arrested for Streaking, Knocking Over DJ Equipment at Firefly 2019

A man was arrested on Saturday at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware on charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief, the Associated Press reports. Here’s what that means in this particular instance: An unnamed 21-year-old man reportedly stripped naked, streaked around the festival, and knocked over sound and DJ equipment. He was reportedly taken to a medical tent because he was very intoxicated. It unclear exactly whose equipment was affected in the incident, but the festival’s lineup on Saturday included Travis Scott, Kygo, Passion Pit, Death Cab for Cutie, Snail Mail, BROCKHAMPTON, and more. Pitchfork RSS Feed

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” one-room shack is available to rent for $4,000 a month

Notorious B.I.G. in the Juicy video Hip-hop fans searching for a place to live, look no further. Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood home is currently available to rent in Brooklyn. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the late legend’s 972-square-foot Clinton Hill apartment is up for grabs at a steal of $4,000 a month. Although Biggie called it a “shack” in his hit single “Juicy”, the space has since been refurbished with new floors, appliances, and countertops. “It’s so calm and residential now,” real estate agent Fabienne Lecole told the New York Post, “It’s hard to imagine it’s the same street that he sang about with all the drugs and gunfire. It couldn’t be more different.” Here’s the full listing via Compass: Amazing three-bedroom home with additional den/office and separate dining room with best light is now available for rent in the desired neighborhood of Clinton Hill historic district. The limestone eight-unit condominium prewar building was recently renovated and maintains gorgeous pre-war details, like hardwood floors and high ceilings. The kitchen has been has granite countertops, stainless appliances and lots of storage. This home also features a windowed dining room and a spacious southeast facing living room with an additional office. The building offers […]

Eric Andre, Tiffany Haddish, and Lil Rel Howery go on a Bad Trip in red-band trailer: Watch

Since a hidden-camera prank (or ten) never goes out of style, here’s the trailer for Bad Trip, an upcoming comedy written by longtime Jackass director/ringleader Jeff Tremaine. In the tradition of Bad Grandpa, Bad Trip has a loose plot to tie together its series of increasingly ridiculous pranks, pratfalls, and stunts. Eric André and Lil Rel Howery star as friends who decide to take off on a cross-country adventure, using a car stolen from André’s incarcerated sister (Tiffany Haddish). As she gives pursuit, the three work their way from one group of shocked everyday strangers to the next, with André appearing to take the brunt of the punishment. Kitao Sakurai directs the hidden-camera outing, which if its NSFW red-band trailer is any indication, will feature its fair share of nudity, frightened middle-aged folks, and Howery grimacing at the sight of his pal’s body being destroyed. And look, we’re not going to sit here and pretend we won’t watch. Adult men have been getting pantsed and hit in the genitals since the earliest days of cinema as a medium, and the tradition remains alive as long as new generations are invited to partake in these lowbrow joys. Bad Trip will stumble, crash, and scream its way […]

Nicki Minaj and Trina Drop New Song “BAPS”: Listen

Nicki Minaj and Trina have collaborated on a new track called “BAPS.” Listen to it below. “BAPS” is taken from Trina’s forthcoming album The One, which is out this Friday, June 21. Other guests on The One include 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, K. Michelle, Kelly Price, and Lil Wayne. Find the tracklist and cover art below. Nicki Minaj released Queen last year. She’s recently teased that a new single “Megatron” will arrive this Friday. Read “What Trina Taught Me” on the Pitch. [embedded content] https://twitter.com/TRINArockstarr/status/1137094274540089349 Pitchfork RSS Feed

Quentin Tarantino says Thor: Ragnarok “drastically my favorite” of the MCU

Quentin Tarantino has yet to see Avengers: Endgame. Reason being, the auteur is still catching up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to a new interview with Empire Magazine (via CBM). “I haven’t been keeping up to date with them for, I guess, the last four years,” Tarantino admitted, acting as if he hasn’t been busy making movies himself. “I think the only comic book movies I saw last year at theaters were Wonder Woman and Black Panther.” He shared that he started bingeing the series “a couple of weeks ago” with the intent to finally see Endgame. He added, “I just finished Captain America: Civil War, so next up is Doctor Strange.” (Ranking: Every Marvel Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best) So, far his top pick involves everyone’s favorite Norse god. “Actually, the last one I saw was [Thor:] Ragnarok,” Tarantino insisted. “I loved it. It was my favorite one of the series since The Avengers – drastically my favorite.” He’s not alone. Taika Waititi’s has quickly become a favorite among many MCU fans, namely for its ability to feel like a filmmaker’s film. That aspect likely appealed to Tarantino, who certainly has a thing for signature […]

Drug Scandals Lead Founder of Iconic K-Pop Label YG Entertainment to Step Down

YG Entertainment is one of the biggest music companies in the K-pop industry, one of the institutions considered a part of the “Big Three” label groups in South Korea (which also includes SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment). Today, it’s been announced that founder Yang Hyun-suk and his brother, CEO Yang Min-suk, have resigned from the company following sustained allegations of the company’s involvement in drug scandals involving artists that were signed to their roster, as Billboard reports. “I’ve dedicated the past 23 years of my life to YG Entertainment. It was my greatest joy to support the best music and the best artists,” Yang Hyun-suk wrote in a statement posted to the YG Entertainment website earlier today. “From today onward, however, I have decided to step down from my responsibilities and positions at YG.” Founded in 1996, YG has served the label home for various notable K-pop acts including Big Bang, Psy, and recently, BLACKPINK. The company came under scrutiny earlier this year after the “Burning Sun” scandal, in which reports emerged that drug use and sexual abuse had taken place at the Burning Sun nightclub, owned by Big Bang member Seungri. On Tuesday, June 11, a whistleblower filed a […]

Charli XCX announces star-studded new album, plus massive tour

Charli XCX has announced her first album in five years. The almost self-titled Charli arrives September 13th through Atlantic Records and will be supported with an expansive tour. The futuristic pop star’s third full-length to date brings together a who’s who of prominent guests. Among them: Lizzo, Troye Sivan, HAIM, Big Freedia, Christine and the Queens, and Sky Ferreira. There are also collaborations with rapper CupcakKe, rising electro-pop artist Clairo, German pop singer Kim Petras, and Brooklyn producer Yaeji. (Read: The Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2019) Of the 15 tracks on the Sucker follow-up, we’ve already heard “1999” featuring Sivan — one of our favorites of 2018 — and the Christine and Queens-assisted “Gone”. Additionally, the new album includes the previously released joint track with Lizzo, “Blame It on Your Love”. The single’s video, directed by Bradley & Pablo, is also expected to arrive today. According to a statement, Charli XCX worked with AR makeup artist Ines Alpha on the record’s artwork. The goal of the piece is to “dismantle classic beauty ideals.” Charli XCX recently teamed with BTS on “Dream Glow”. Charli Artwork: Charli Tracklist:01. Next Level Charli02. Gone feat. Christine and the Queens03. Cross You Out (feat. […]

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Announces Birth of Baby Boy

The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne and his wife Katy have welcomed their first child together—a baby boy named Bloom. Coyne announced Bloom’s birth in an Instagram post yesterday (June 7). He shared a picture of his newborn son, with a caption reading “Yay!!!!!!! Bloom is finally here ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.” Earlier today, Coyne posted another photo of Baby Bloom (wearing a Flaming Lips onesie). “Yesssss!!! Baby Bloom is ready to rock!!” Coyne wrote. “Soooo grateful to the most badass smart and loving baby delivery squad evva!! Thank you Mercy Hospital!!!” Find his posts below. Coyne and his wife were married in early January in Oklahoma City. The couple said “I do” inside of a giant plastic bubble. The Flaming Lips’ last studio LP was 2017’s Oczy Mlody. The band will release their new record King’s Mouth on streaming platforms July 19 (a vinyl version of the LP was released in limited quantities for this year’s Record Store Day). Revisit Pitchfork’s 2013 interview with the Flaming Lips. Pitchfork RSS Feed

Whitney announce new album, Forever Turned Around, share “Giving Up”: Stream

Whitney have announced their sophomore record, Forever Turned Around. The follow-up to their breakout debut, 2016’s Light Upon the Lake, is set for a August 30th release via Secretly Canadian. Featuring co-production from Brad Cook (Bon Iver) and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty), Forever Turned Around was largely recorded in Chicago. Whitney’s main duo, vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakecek, joined returning rhythm guitarist Ziyad Asrar in his basement studio for the sessions. Local artists including Lia Kohl and OHMME’s Macie Stewart also contributed to the album. (Read: Five Rising Chicago Acts You Need to Hear) A press release describes the album as being about all forms of partnership, with an emphasized focus on “the bonds between two best friends and creative partners and the joy and stress that comes with it.” While on the surface new single “Giving Up” sounds like a track about a slowly disintegrating romance, it could just as easily be interpreted as an ode to bandmates leaning on one another for support. “Though we started losing touch/ I’ve been hanging on because/ You’re the only one I love/ Even when you’re giving up,” go the lyrics. Take a listen to the new track below. [embedded […]

Barry Jenkins Directing Biopic About Famed Choreographer Alvin Ailey

Barry Jenkins—director of Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk—is set to direct a new biopic about iconic choreographer Alvin Ailey, Deadline reports. The Fox Searchlight film is being made with the support of the Ailey Organization and is co-produced by Alicia Keys. Ailey, who died in 1989, is considered one of the most influential figures in modern dance. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988. In 2014, President Barack Obama honored Ailey with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read “Director Barry Jenkins on the Music That Made Moonlight” and an interview with Beale Street star Stephan James. Pitchfork RSS Feed