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Rihanna Announces “ANTI” 2016 World Tour Dates

posted by Ellena Rodriguez November 24, 2015


Word on the street is that Rihanna is dropping her 8th studio album, ANTI, on Black Friday. Though it is still a rumor, RiRi has officially announced a massive world tour in support of the forthcoming LP. She will kickoff the 2016 tour in North America on February 26 where she will be performing in San Diego, CA. Travi$ Scott will be a featured guest as she stops at big cities in North America such as Miami, Montreal, Los Angeles, and of course Chicago. She will then have special guests The Weeknd and Big Sean join her this summer for her European leg of the tour.

Tickets go on sale December 3rd.

Check out the full tour dates down below!

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Leon Bridges – “Kevin”

posted by Oscar November 23, 2015

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After premiering it live last night at the American Music Awards, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have shared their collaboration with Leon Bridges. The song is called “Kevin” and its production has a very early 90s vibe to it, but it goes into a whole new soulful direction for the Bridges-sung chorus.

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DIIV – “Mire (Grant’s Song)”

posted by Oscar November 23, 2015

DIIV – Mire Grant’s Song

I hate to admit that it took me a long while to finally check out indie dream pop group DIIV, but better late than never, today I finally broke that streak and gave a listen to their latest offering off forthcoming album Is The Is Are. The song is called “Mire (Grant’s Song),” following up previous releases off this project, “Dopamine” and “Bent (Roi’s Song).”

The song premiered on Mexico City’s Ibero 90.9 FM, and it came paired with a special message that frontman Zachary Cole Smith wrote about the song and shared on the band’s Tumblr.

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The Arcs – “Young”

posted by Oscar November 23, 2015

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Dan Auerbach’s new band The Arcs have released some more new music today, following up the full album Yours, Dreamily that dropped back in September of this year. The new song is titled “Young” and it will be part of a new EP that the Black Keys leader created with Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo and Dr. John.

The project is a limited-edition 10″ six-song recording and it will be released on November 27, 2015 as part of Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event. A digital version will be available December 11.

Hear the first cut off The Arcs Vs. The Inventors, Vol I., co-written by the Silver Jews’ David Berman, below. Continue Reading

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Foo Fighters Release Surprise ‘Saint Cecilia EP’

posted by Oscar November 22, 2015

Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia EP

The Foo Fighters have surprisingly released a new EP late at night, titled Saint Cecilia. The EP comes equipped with  five new tracks that were recorded “in October of this year as a celebration of life and music” at Austin’s Hotel Saint Cecilia (inspiring the project’s name).

Download the EP on its designated website; you may also pre-order the EP on vinyl. Stream it below.

Lead singer Dave Grohl wrote a message about how the project was conjured up and the motives behind creating and releasing this EP. Read that open letter below. Continue Reading

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Video: Adele Performs “Hello” and “When We Were Young” Live on ‘SNL’

posted by Oscar November 22, 2015

Adele was the musical guest last night on SNL, just one day removed from the release of her latest album, 25. The British singer played her two singles off the album, including “When We Were Young” and her hit lead single “Hello.”

Check out the former below and see above to see the powerful performance of “Hello” above. Continue Reading

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POD Photos: James Bay Live at the Riviera

posted by Oscar November 21, 2015

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UK rising star, James Bay played the Chicago stop of his current tour and brought to our city his collection of sounds that has earned him the 2015 “Critics’ Choice” award at the Brit Awards.

We sent over one of our favorite photographers in the game, Phil Shaw,on assignment to capture everything that makes Bay one of POD’s favorite new artists of the year… And of course the man delivered! Check out some select cuts from last night’s show below. Find the rest of the shots on our Facebook album.

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Video: Adele Poses as an Adele Impersonator at an Audition For Fellow Impersonators

posted by Oscar November 21, 2015

In the buildup to the long-awaited release of new album 25, Adele got together with Graham Norton for a little prank that would the singer transform herself into an Adele impersonator to test her singing chops at an audition with other impersonators. The woman behind “Hello” dons a fake nose and chin to become Jenny before joining her fellow aspiring Adeles, throwing shade at her own self while the rest of crew defend their idol from Jenny’s comments.

The moment of the big reveal is quite nice actually, as the impersonators are left in disbelief for a while until they realize they have the real thing singing in the most intimate setting they could have ever hoped for. See that above.

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Stream Ty Segall’s T. Rex Covers Album, ‘Ty-Rex’

posted by Oscar November 20, 2015

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Ty Segall continues his charge toward legendary levels of Rock & Roll badassery, today giving us a full-on taste of his T. Rex compilation album excellently titled Ty-Rex. Ty’s covers album is due out next but today the collection of T. Rex tributes (many of which were previously released on a pair of 7-inches that were released in 2011 and 2013) has been made available for streaming. The best surprise here is Ty’s previously unreleased rendition of the classic, “20th Century Boy.”


Stream the album now in full over at Spin. Get the project via Goner Records on November 27, Record Store Day Black Friday.