Stumbling Into Brilliance: An Oral History of “The Daily Show”’s Early Years
Even before it was shaping the national conversation and hosting sitting presidents, The Daily Show was skewering the way the media delivers the news. Ahead of their panel at Politicon this weekend, the show's creators and early correspondents tell us how it all came together.
“Two Rungs Above Being A Pimp”: The Rock and Soul of Post-War Nigeria
For a brief moment following the Nigerian Civil War, rock music flourished in the West African country. Uchenna Ikonne tells us what went into the creation of Wake Up You!: The Rise & Fall of Nigerian Rock Music 1972–1977, his new two-part compilation that documents that scene.
RIP: Bernie Worrell (1944–2016)
Aphex Stretch: What the Super-Slow Remix Reveals About Electronic Music
Draw: “The Duel” Asks Heavy Questions, Offers Light Answers
PREMIERE: Motel Radio Make Pop Sophistication Sound Fun on “Phasing Out”
Who says being smart has to mean being boring?
PREMIERE: Experience a Day in the DIY Life of All People with the “Slow” Video
Infiltrate the scene created by the New Orleans quartet.
PREMIERE: Hide Your Head in “Love Shadows” with Nashville’s Harpooner
The former Indianans take you to the lake.
PREMIERE: Sexy Dex and The Fresh Are Here to Prime Your Friday Night
Get on up.
PLAYLIST: Peter Bjorn and John Are Three Busy Dudes
The Swedish trio give us the highlights of their between-album work.
PREMIERE: Steady Holiday Channels Morricone, The Cardigans on “Superstar”
Dark, sophisticated pop from LA’s Dre Babinski.
PREMIERE: Surf Mars with The Galaxy Electric in Their “Please Come Home Soon” Video
Space-age sadness from the nation’s capitol.
Allah-Las Quietly Assert Their Will with “Famous Phone Figure” Video
From the group’s upcoming “Calico Review.”
PREMIERE: Leon Bridges Delivers “Flowers” to Pickathon
It’s the latest episode of the Galaxy Barn Series, part of the Oregon festival’s Spring Season.
The Championship Cure: Because There’s More to Life Than Winning
Pop cultural reminders that you don’t need a million-karat ring to feel like a million damn bucks.
WATCH: Rogue Wave Deliver Intimate Performance on “Nic Harcourt’s TRANSMISSIONS”
Zach Rogue and Pat Spurgeon pare down tracks from April’s “Delusions of Grand Fur.”
Governor’s Ball 2016: The Portraits
Miguel, De La Soul, Nothing, and more, all looking good in the rain.
Breaking: Xenia Rubinos
Classically trained and jazz influenced, the newly minted ANTI- signee is ruling with a golden fist on her sophomore LP, “Black Terry Cat.”
Breaking: The Broad
LA’s latest architectural gem is more than just a home for Warhol, Basquiat, Koons, and Johns. It’s also a valuable member of a growing Downtown community.
WATCH: Set Up Camp and Watch the Bonnaroo Live Stream Here
No sunscreen required.
Needs More Cowbell: On The Lonely Island’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”
First, a bit of context: I’m confident that I could watch eighty-six minutes of Lonely Island digital shorts and feel pretty good about myself afterward….
PREMIERE: Cash Rules Everything Around Sir the Baptist in “Creflo Dollar” for Original Tracks
It’s the second installment of our new video series with Original Penguin.
The Only Thing Missing Was the Goals: Brazil and Ecuador Face Off at the Rose Bowl
Under the rosé glow of the Pasadena sky, the two national sides opened play at the Copa America Centenario.
Given who’s involved here, there was no doubting that “case/lang/veirs” would be powerful. The only question is how they’d choose to use their power.