Waxahatchee’s Out in the Storm and 5 Other Albums to Listen to Now

Katie Crutchfield. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty s for Vulture Festival Every week, Vulture gathers new albums you can listen to right now. We don’t have a problem admitting it: Keeping track everything that’s released can be overwhelming, but finding out about interesting music doesn’t have to be work. Read our picks …

The Heady, Cinematic Music of Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan

Jim Jarmusch. Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty s for Anthology Film As a denizen early-’80s New York, director, producer, and musician Jim Jarmusch’s interdisciplinary appetite was influenced by the city’s melding hip-hop and punk and by no-wave films and the cinema transgression. As the city’s creative class embraced collaboration and experimentation, working …

Lana Del Rey’s Romance With Rap Is On Again

A$AP Rocky and Lana Del Rey. Photo: Getty s For all the talk her repurposing a ’40s and ’50s aesthetic, Lana Del Rey has always kept abreast the music the moment, and what the music the moment happens to be, more and more and more, is rap. “You were sort …

When Did Arcade Fire and the Killers Become the Same Band?

The resemblance is uncanny. Earlier on Vulture’s Songs the Week, I praised the Killers’ new song “The Man” for being a glitzy disco-funk confection, but also noticed something a bit odd about it. For a good half-listen, I confused it with Arcade Fire’s two new glitzy disco-funk singles, which I’ve …

The 13 Best Concerts of 2016

You had to be there. Photo-Illustration: Vulture While scoring concert tickets may be more a hassle than ever — despite the law’s best efforts — live music has never been easier to find. 2016 saw a boom in the festival scene, with New York City alone adding three new weekend-long …

Some of PWR BTTM’s Music Has Returned to Streaming

PWR BTTM. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty s for SXSW In early May, punk duo PWR BTTM’s music was yanked from all streaming services at the request the band’s former labels following allegations sexual assault against one member the duo (the band has denied the allegations). But as June 13, some PWR …

The 30 Best Broadway Songs of the Past 40 Years

Photo-Illustration: Vulture What is the modern American musical theater? What are its best songs? When does it even most properly begin? Must we now divide everything into “Before Hamilton” and “After Hamilton,” as with the birth Jesus Christ himself? Phantom the Opera is still running — would “Before Phantom” and …

Chris Cornell’s Voice Transcended Generations

Chris Cornell at Lollapalooza in 1992. Photo: John Storey/The LIFE s Collection/Getty Teens from the ’90s got a raw deal: We never settled into the idea that our heroes were built to last. The death Kurt Cobain was a shock. Losing Tupac really hurt. We still feel the loss Big …

Where Do PWR BTTM Go From Here?

PWR BTTM’s Ben Hopkins, who’s been accused multiple counts sexual assault. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Wire Last week, one member the queer punk duo PWR BTTM, Ben Hopkins, was accused multiple incidents sexual assault in a private Facebook group posting that spread online. Days later and with only small warning, PWR BTTM’s …

Maybe Lana Del Rey Can Save Us All

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty s Lana Del Rey has always been drawn to history, and what interests her the most is how history is drawn. How cultures in the present make sense their past is the question at the heart her work. This sense connection is especially pronounced on the …