pop and rock music

The National Was Stalled. Two Outsiders Got the Band Moving Again.

The National Was Stalled. Two Outsiders Got the Band Moving Again.

The New York group was ready for a break when the director Mike Mills asked to collaborate. Contributions from Carin Besser, its lead singer’s wife, provided the spark.
Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

The Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo had a shoey after a race in Shanghai last year.
Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey

To “do a shoey” is to pour alcohol (usually beer) into a shoe (yours or someone else’s) and chug it. A growing number of celebrities have taken part in the Australian trend.
Rihanna on Race

Rihanna on Race

Rihanna arrives on the red carpet for the 2018 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit.
Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

Whitney Houston’s Estate Plans a Hologram Tour and a New Album

The family of the singing star, who died seven years ago, has reached a deal with the marketing company behind the posthumous resurgence of Bob Marley.
As ‘Rocketman’ Prepares to Take Off, Hollywood Holds Its Breath

As ‘Rocketman’ Prepares to Take Off, Hollywood Holds Its Breath

Depending on ticket sales, the R-rated musical fantasia about Elton John could have ripple effects for its star, its studio and the wider film industry.
Eurovision 2019: Netherlands Wins Without Usual Kitsch or Gimmicks

Eurovision 2019: Netherlands Wins Without Usual Kitsch or Gimmicks

Duncan Laurence, representing the Netherlands, won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.
The Netherlands Wins Eurovision Without Usual Kitsch or Gimmicks

The Netherlands Wins Eurovision Without Usual Kitsch or Gimmicks

Duncan Laurence, representing the Netherlands, won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday.
Sunday Routine: How the Members of the Band AJR Spend Their Sundays

Sunday Routine: How the Members of the Band AJR Spend Their Sundays

Band of brothers, from left: Jack, Adam and Ryan Met plan their next tour using a white board.
Tame Impala Makes Music for Loners. But Now Kevin Parker Plays the World’s Biggest Stages.

Tame Impala Makes Music for Loners. But Now Kevin Parker Plays the World’s Biggest Stages.

Kevin Parker in Perth, Australia. The musician is still working on Tame Impala’s next record. “If I could make an album every year I would,” he said. “I’d love to.”
Album Review: For Jamila Woods, History Is Today’s Inspiration and Tomorrow’s Blueprint

Album Review: For Jamila Woods, History Is Today’s Inspiration and Tomorrow’s Blueprint

Jamila Woods, a 29-year-old singer and poet from Chicago, celebrates crucial creative titans on “Legacy! Legacy!”
Eurovision Arrives in Tel Aviv, in Range of Rockets and the Focus of Protests

Eurovision Arrives in Tel Aviv, in Range of Rockets and the Focus of Protests

Signs advertising Eurovision on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, a commercial and entertainment hub viewed by many Israelis as a bubble of secular liberalism.
Eurovision Arrives in Tel Aviv, in Range of Rockets and the Focus of Protests

Eurovision Arrives in Tel Aviv, in Range of Rockets and the Focus of Protests

Signs advertising Eurovision on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, a commercial and entertainment hub viewed by many Israelis as a bubble of secular liberalism.
Stereolab, Britain’s Clever Post-Rock Innovators, Want to Capture Ears Again

Stereolab, Britain’s Clever Post-Rock Innovators, Want to Capture Ears Again

Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier, the backbone of Stereolab, are returning to the road to support reissues of seven albums.
Rihanna, Breaking New Ground, Joins With LVMH for Fashion Brand

Rihanna, Breaking New Ground, Joins With LVMH for Fashion Brand

Rihanna at her Savage x Fenty show in New York in 2018.
Fat White Family Is Trying to Start a Rebellion, Messily

Fat White Family Is Trying to Start a Rebellion, Messily

Clockwise from bottom left: Nathan Saoudi, Sam Toms, Adam J. Harmer, Alex White, Adam Brennan and Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family.
How Björk Brought Her Sci-Fi, Feminist Fairy Tale to Life

How Björk Brought Her Sci-Fi, Feminist Fairy Tale to Life

Björk calls her latest live spectacle, “Cornucopia,” digital theater, or a sci-fi pop concert.