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Ken Russell’s Tommy Let Everyone See and Feel The Who

Download | Subscribe via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Radio Public | Stitcher | RSS Discography is a quarterly podcast chronicling a legendary artist’s catalog album by album, and this season is one for the record books. We’re dropping the needle on The Who: every studio album, live record,

Meshuggah announce brief 2019 U.S. tour with The Black Dahlia Murder

Having been booked to play some high-profile U.S. festival dates in May, Swedish tech-metal mavens Meshuggah will fill in the days between with a brief headlining stateside jaunt featuring support from The Black Dahlia Murder. As previously announced, Meshuggah will perform at the festivals Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter, Sonic Temple,

Paramore’s Hayley Williams joins American Football on new song “Uncomfortably Numb”: Stream

On March 22nd, American Football are returning with a new album. Their third full-length to date is aptly titled American Football (LP3) and due out through Polyvinyl. “We were all thoughtful about what we wanted to put out there,” Mike Kinsella previously explained of the band’s approach to the new LP versus its

Spike Lee receives first-ever Oscar nomination for Best Director

Despite having over 35 films to his name since 1983, two of which being 1989’s Do the Right Thing and 1992’s Malcolm X, Spike Lee has never been nominated for an Oscar for Best Director. That was, until today. This morning, the Academy awarded the Brooklyn filmmaker with a Best

Dave Matthews Band announce massive 2019 North American tour

Dave Matthews Band have announced a massive North American for the summer of 2019. The headlining trek, which comes in support of their 2018 album, Come Tomorrow, spans a whopping 60 dates. The itinerary kicks off April 30th in Pensacola, Florida and runs all the way through the end of

Spiral Stairs announces new album, shares Origins of lead single “Hyp-No-Tized”: Stream

Origins is a recurring new music feature that tasks an artist we like a chance with sharing what inspired their latest song. Following up on the release of 2017’s Doris and the Diggers, Scott Kannberg’s first Spiral Stairs LP since 2009, the founding Pavement member is back with another solo album. Called We Wanna Be

Black Panther becomes first superhero to receive Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Black Panther has already recalibrated the way Hollywood views its product, proving that a film starring a predominantly black cast can not only become a cultural phenomena, but a box office smash. With today’s announcement of the 2019 Academy Awards nominations, it’s now redefined how comic book movies are regarded

Broken Social Scene announce new EP, Let’s Try The After – Vol 1, share “All I Want”: Stream

Last week we saw Broken Social Scene debut two new songs, “1972” and “Can’t Find My Heart”, during a live session on The Strombo Show. Today, the Canadian indie rock favorites have announced a new EP which will boast one of those tracks. Additionally, they’ve lined up a series of concert

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons offer free meals to TSA workers during government shutdown

With the government shutdown now a month long, founding KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are offering to feed TSA workers for free at their Rock & Brews restaurant chain, which has a number of airport locations. In a video message on the Rock & Brews Facebook page, Simmons begins,

Halfway to EGOT? Lady Gaga earns two Oscar nominations for A Star is Born

Lady Gaga may have suffered a surprise defeat at the 2019 Golden Globes, but she still has a chance to claim the ultimate prize after receiving an Academy Award nomination. Gaga’s feature film debut in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born earned her a nomination in the Best Actress category. Once

Stephen Malkmus announces electronic solo album, Groove Denied, shares “Viktor Borgia”: Stream

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks delivered one of the few great rock albums last year with Sparkle Hard. On March 15th, however, the Pavement frontman will return with less Jicks and more keyboards on his first solo album in 18 years, Groove Denied. For the last year, Malkmus has teased the

Kendrick Lamar receives Oscar nomination for Best Original Song

Kendrick Lamar has a number of major accolades to his name, including 12 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. The Compton rapper could soon add Academy Award winner to his CV, as he is up for Best Original Score at the 2019 Oscars. Kendrick and SZA’s collaboration for Black Panther,

The Academy reveals 2019 Oscar nominees: See the full list

The 91st Academy Awards still don’t have a host, but as of this morning, we now have the full crop of nominees for the annual ceremony honoring the very best in film. In a year where the race has rarely felt so close, there was a wide distribution of nominees,

Chris Brown arrested in France following rape accusation

Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday following accusations of rape. According to The Associated Press, Brown was detained with two other people after a woman filed a complaint with authorities in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris. A police official says one of one of the other suspects is Brown’s

It Didn’t Stink, So Why Did The Critic Fail to Become a Hit Show?

“Oh, my shrink was right, God does hate me!” — Jay Sherman When it premiered Jan. 24, 1994, The Critic had everything going for it. Written by Simpsons showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss, with future Superbad writer-director Judd Apatow in the writer’s room, it had a voice cast that included

10 Boy Band Songs That Don’t Suck

The Backstreet Boys are about to drop DNA, their first new album in six years. We thought it’d be fun to look back and see if the boy band trend was actually as bad as we remember. Surprisingly, we found some songs we didn’t totally mind hearing again. Boy bands.

Trump-linked Russian pop star Emin Agalarov cancels North American tour due to Mueller probe

It was roughly a year and a half ago that we first heard of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star who allegedly, with the help of publicist Rob Goldstone, helped arrange Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign in order to get dirt

Dexter’s Michael C. Hall to star in Skittles-inspired Broadway musical

If you own a TV, you’ve probably seen those gross Skittles commercials where the candies grow on peoples’ skin like a fungus. Keeping with their absurdist approach to marketing, the company will eschew buying a traditional Super Bowl ad in favor of staging a 30-minute Broadway musical on the afternoon

J Cole announces new single “Middle Child”

New music from J Cole is imminent. The Dreamville rapper has announced the release of “Middle Child”, which will drop Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:00 p.m. The track reunites J Cole with producer T-Minus, who helmed “Kevin’s Heart” from his 2018 LP, KOD. The origin of the single is unclear, but

Ducks *Still* Fly Together: Mighty Ducks cast reunite and hit the rink

For a trilogy that was never overwhelmingly successful in its time, The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels have stuck around in the cultural consciousness in a way not many of their peers can match. The story of a scrappy Minneapolis team and its law-dodging coach wound up being one of

Corona Capital Guadalajara 2019 lineup: Tame Impala, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Phoenix

Last year, Mexico City’s annual Corona Capital expanded to neighboring Guadalajara for an offshoot festival. Corona Capital Guadalajara will return for a second go-around on Saturday, May 11th, and some formidable acts top its 2019 bill. Tame Impala, Chemical Brothers, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chromeo, and Christine and the Queen highlight the

Spotify now lets you mute specific artists

Spotify has been trying to figure out a way to handle the existence of problematic artists on its platform since back in the summer. It started with a Hate Content & Harmful Conduct policy that drew controversy after the streamer removed artists like XXXTentacion and R. Kelly. That policy ended up being

50 TV Shows You’d Be Crazy To Miss in 2019

2018 was a colossal year for TV, and that reflected on all of us here at Consequence of Sound. As we launched the early phases of our growing television coverage, we were immediately struck by the colossal burden that attempting to cover broadcast and streaming television in this era puts on

Foals premiere new single, “Exits”, announce 2019 tour dates: Stream

Foals are set to take over 2019 with not one, but two new albums, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and Part 2. Today, the UK rockers have revealed the details of Part 1, as well as the album’s lead single. They’ve also announced an expansive world tour. Part

Pearl Jam: Chris Cornell’s death has affected new album

Pearl Jam want to release a new album in 2019 — or, at least that’s the plan. However, according to a new interview with Rolling Stone, it hasn’t been easy for the Seattle rockers, and several factors have kept their much-delayed follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt in flux, including the untimely

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard tease imminent release of new music

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard gave Ty Segall a run for his money in 2017, when the prolific outfit released not one, not two, but five albums in the span of 12 months. After a relatively quiet 2018, the Australian psych rockers have new material in the works — and

Slipknot are literally pouring their blood into recording new album

Often times we hear musicians talk about pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into their music, but in the case of Slipknot, it looks like the “blood” part of that notion is literally manifesting itself, thanks to drummer Jay Weinberg. With the band currently in the studio recording their new

Born of Osiris’ Lee McKinney on the Dangers of Technology, the State of Metal, and More

Progressive metalcore act Born of Osiris have remained a consistent force in heavy music, thanks to the group’s penchant for marrying impressive technical instrumentation with undeniable melody. The Illinois outfit recently released its new studio album, The Simulation, which centers around a theme that’s a hot topic right now: the dangers

Edgar Wright offers update on Baby Driver 2, teases next film

Believe it or not, but it’s already been two years since Baby Driver. Not surprisingly, director Edgar Wright is already hard at work on a follow-up, and while it’s not the much-hyped sequel to his action musical, it’s something radically different for the filmmaker. In an interview with Empire, Wright revealed

Phantom Planet reunite, perform secret LA concert

Phantom Planet reunited over the weekend and performed together for the first time in half a decade. According to posts on social media, the band played a secret show in in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. You can see fan-shot performance footage of “Wishing Well”, off their 2002 album The Guest, below.

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Videos

POND announce new album, Tasmania, share video for lead single, “Daisy”: Watch

POND may hail from Perth in Western Australia, but they’ve named their newly announced album after a different Australian state: Tasmania. The

Beirut share video for new single “Landslide”: Watch

Zach Condon’s beloved baroque indie outfit Beirut is set to return next month with a new album, Gallipoli. Due out February 1st via

Jake Gyllenhaal pulls the terror out of art in trailer for Dan Gilroy’s ultra creepy Velvet Buzzsaw: Watch

It’s been almost five years since 2014 Filmmaker of the Year Dan Gilroy turned Los Angeles into a nightmarish playground

Jeff Tweedy and his sons perform “I Know What It’s Like” on Kimmel: Watch

Jeff Tweedy’s Wednesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live was a true family affair. In support of his newly released

Behemoth unleash video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica” ahead of European tour: Watch

Behemoth are continuing their assault on the senses of the world’s metal fans today with the release of a new

Natasha Lyonne relives the same terrible party over and over in Russian Doll trailer: Watch

The idea of being forced to repeatedly live through the same day over and over has captured our imaginations ever

Taylor Bennett performs new single “Streaming Services” on Colbert: Watch

Taylor Bennett has wasted no time getting back to work in the new year. Last week saw the Chicago MC

Noname brings Smino and Saba to Fallon for “Ace” performance: Watch

Hip-hop fans are still eagerly awaiting word on a teased collaborative album from Noname, Smino, and Saba. After all, Noname and Saba’s

Kanye West leads Sunday Service featuring gospel versions of his songs: Watch

Kanye West previously made a habit of dropping new music on what he called G.O.O.D. Fridays. Now, the Chicago rapper

Chance the Rapper stops by Sesame Street to help out Elmo and Cookie Monster: Watch

Chance the Rapper and Sesame Street make total sense. He’s written an album called Coloring Book, he’s always been there

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Songs

The Weeknd and Gesaffelstein reunite for “Lost in Fire”: Stream

The Weeknd failed to capture the magic of his beginnings on last year’s My Dear Melancholy, EP. However, the Canadian

Cape Francis shares the Origins of new song “Button Up”: Stream

Origins is a new music feature in which we task artists with dissecting the inspirations behind their latest single. The rock

Kehlani reveals “Nights Like This” featuring Ty Dolla $ign: Stream

Kehlani will celebrate the birth of her first child later this year, but that hasn’t stopped the Oakland R&B singer from

Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem announce new collaborative album, share “Concerning the White Horse”: Stream

Veteran filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and lute player Jozef Van Wissem have reconvened for a new collaborative album, An Attempt to Draw

NO WIN announce debut album, downey, detail Origins of new song “Vision”: Stream

Origins is our new music feature in which we ask acts to dissect the inspirations behind their latest single. NO WIN,

Radkey cast a fast and heavy web with new song “Spiders”: Stream

Radkey are about to kick off a tour of the UK and Europe, and they’ve teamed up with Consequence of

Animal Collective unearth ambient version of “My Girls”: Stream

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Animal Collective’s critical smash Merriweather Post Pavilion. In a recent Instagram post, the experimental outfit promised

Toro Y Moi shares new album, Outer Peace: Stream

Toro Y Moi is set to return next week, January 18th, with his new album, Outer Peace. In anticipation, you can

SOAK announces new album, Grim Town, shares “Knock Me Off My Feet”: Stream

Indie folk prodigy Bridie Monds-Watson, a.k.a. SOAK, has announced her sophomore album, Grim Town. It’s due for release April 26th through Rough

Stella Donnelly announces debut album, Beware of the Dogs, shares “Old Man”: Stream

Stella Donnelly made a splash with her 2018 debut EP, Thrush Metal. Now, the Western Australia native is gearing up

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Movies

Martin Scorsese set to direct documentary on Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour

It’s official: Martin Scorsese will be directing a long-rumored documentary on Bob Dylan’s iconic “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour for Netflix.

Witness the disaster of Fyre Festival unfold in new Netflix documentary trailer: Watch

On January 18th, Netflix and director Chris Smith (Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond) will take the morbidly curious and sincerely fascinated

Documentary accusing Michael Jackson of sex abuse to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

A damning new documentary accusing Michael Jackson of child sexual abuse will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Leaving Neverland,

Stellan Skarsgard cast as a key villain in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

After more than a year of development, Denis Villeneuve’s ambitious, two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune seems to be kicking into high

Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019

Kevin Hart will not reverse his decision and return as host of the 2019 Academy Awards. During an appearance on Good

Paramount Pictures shelves Star Trek 4

Jim Gianopulos, the head of Paramount Pictures, announced at last year’s CinemaCon that the studio was working on two new

Sopranos prequel film will explore “Tony’s boyhood”

David Chase announced last year that he’d begun work on a prequel film to his beloved HBO series The Sopranos.

Venom sequel moves forward, latches onto screenwriter Kelly Marcel

As a movie, Venom may not have been the most successful, feeling more in line with lazy superhero fare of the ’90s

Netflix shares details on David Fincher and Tim Miller’s upcoming Love, Death, and Robots

Netflix today revealed details on its upcoming animated anthology series, Love, Death, and Robots. Created by David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller,

Lists

10 Most Anticipated Family Movies of 2019

Part of the reason we go to the movies is purely nostalgia. We grew up with them. They’ve always been

10 Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies of 2019

Like Superman, or Loki, or Jean Grey, or any of the dozens of other characters who’ve cheated death, comic book

10 Most Anticipated Directorial Follow-Ups in 2019

One of the more exciting points in any movie year is this moment, early on, when a bunch of directors

10 Most Anticipated Horror Movies in 2019

Horror isn’t just having a resurgence, it’s taken over. Blame it on nostalgia, chaotic times, or the fact that the

10 Most Anticipated Indie Rock Albums

Indie rock is such a precious term. Don’t you hate it? It’s annoying, isn’t it? Alas, that’s what we’ve been

10 Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums of 2019

While all types of music share the beautiful ability to bridge the gaps between people, let’s not fool ourselves and

10 Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2019

For a genre so indebted to being “in the now,” pop albums sure do have endurance. They’re events, no different

10 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2019

Get ready, ’cause 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest year in metal in a long time. While 2018

10 Most Anticipated Legacy Rock Albums of 2019

Releases from veteran rock bands and artists can bring a strange mix of emotions. While we’re always anxious to hear

Phish’s 10 Wildest New Year’s Eve Spectacles

Each year, Phish put on a “gag” for fans during their New Year’s Eve show. The tradition dates back to

Reviews

Film Review: The Upside Is a Would-Be Feel-Good Drama That Leaves a Poor Aftertaste

The Pitch: Dell (Kevin Hart) is on the brink in every possible way. His ex-girlfriend Latrice (Aja Naomi King) doesn’t want

Film Review: Escape Room Is a Puzzle Box of Horrors With Too Little To Discover

The Pitch: Six mysterious strangers from all walks of life receive the same gift from somebody close to them: a puzzle

TV Review: Mahershala Ali Brings True Detective Back To Its Rustic Roots In Season Three

The Pitch: After the West Coast vibes of Season Two nearly soured the entire franchise, Nic Pizzolatto returns to the

Film Review: Netflix Makes You Choose Your Own Adventure in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The Pitch: In this special choose-your-own-adventure Black Mirror set in 1984, young programmer Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) struggles to design an

Film Review: Holmes & Watson Makes a Mess of a Comedy Dream Team Reunion

The Pitch: An exceptionally Step Brothers-ian pair of alleged geniuses, Detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and Doctor John Watson (John C.

Album Review: 21 Savage Shines When He Gets Deep on I Am > I Was

The Lowdown: 21 Savage’s new record, I Am Greater Than I Was (i am > i was), makes for an

Classic Album Review: Sufjan Stevens’ Songs for Christmas Clings to the Good Left in the Holiday Season

In the waning days of 2001, it seemed impossible to determine the more omnipresent fixture on the lawns of America:

Album Review: Zayn Bores with Half-Baked Concept Album Icarus Falls

The Lowdown: One Direction was never meant to last. Simon Cowell took five teenage boys who had been eliminated from

Film Review: Welcome to Marwen is Certainly Unlike Anything Else You’ve Seen All Year

The Pitch: Previously told in documentary form as Marwencol in 2010, Welcome to Marwen is the fictional studio take on Mark

Film Review: Bumblebee, Unlike Most Transformers Flicks, Offers More Than Meets The Eye

The Pitch: It’s 1987, and Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) is dealing with the death of her father by throwing herself into

Concerts

30 Most Anticipated Tours of 2019

As the drip, drip, drip of festival lineups starts leaking, we shouldn’t forget that there’s more than one way to

Boston Calling reveals 2019 lineup: Tame Impala, Travis Scott, Janelle Monáe, Black Star among highlights

Boston Calling has revealed its 2019 lineup. Marking its 10th edition, the three-day music festival takes place May 24th-26th at

Phish announce 2019 summer arena tour

Trey Anastasio will embark on a tour with his new band, Ghosts of the Forest, this spring, but fear not Phish fans: Anastasio

Jeff Tweedy extends 2019 North American tour

Jeff Tweedy has expanded his 2019 North American tour with new dates for April. Specifically, the Wilco frontman has lined

Woodstock founder announces 50th anniversary festival for August 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and there are multiple events in the works in celebration of the

Disturbed’s David Draiman on Evolution, That “Black Album” Comment, and 2019 Arena Tour

Disturbed are about to kick off their biggest North American tour of their career, headlining major arenas in support of

Bonnaroo reveals 2019 lineup. Bonnaroo is great again.

Bonnaroo has revealed its 2019 lineup, and it looks to be a return to form for the iconic American festival.

High on Fire cancel North American winter tour as Matt Pike risks losing big toe due to diabetes

Having already dropped off a co-headlining tour with Municipal Waste this past fall, High on Fire have now been forced

Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to headline Mexico’s Ceremonia Festival in 2019

Ceremonia is an one-day festival which takes place on April 6th in Toluca, Mexico. The newly unveiled lineup boasts Massive

BottleRock reveals 2019 lineup: Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons lead the way

BottleRock has revealed its 2019 lineup. The Napa Valley, California music and wine festival takes place May 24th-26th at the

TV Shows

Hoo-ah! Al Pacino joins Jordan Peele’s Amazon series The Hunt

Michael Douglas’ recent Golden Globe win for The Kominsky Method only adds more reason for why veteran A-list performers should

A 1950’s Western TV series predicted Trump and his border wall

The federal government remains shutdown as President Trump holds the country hostage in a bid to secure funding for his

NYPD Blue sequel series adds original stars Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup

NYPD Blue is making its way back to television and two of the series’ original stars are along for the

Pig Destroyer song used in torture scene on TV’s MacGyver

Pig Destroyer are one of grindcore’s finest, but apparently their music is not for everyone — just ask the title

Game of Thrones spin-off adds pilot director, more cast

It feels almost inappropriate to be talking so feverishly about HBO’s next series set in the Game of Thrones universe when the one

HBO offers first look at Game of Thrones’ and Veep’s final seasons, Watchmen adaptation

HBO offered a peak at the year to come in a new teaser trailer airing during the 2019 Golden Globes.

Season two of Killing Eve to premiere in April

BBC America has confirmed April 7th for the premiere of Killing Eve’s second season. The Emmy-nominated series stars Jodie Comer as

Netflix reveals The Punisher season two release date, teaser trailer: Watch

Netflix has been chopping down its Marvel shows left and right, with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all getting the axe (after

Stranger Things season 3 finally has a release date

We’ve seen a teaser, we’ve seen the episode titles, hell, we’ve even seen bits and pieces of the accompanying video

Netflix confirms Black Mirror’s fifth season will premiere in 2019

If you were worried that Bandersnatch, the fascinating “choose your own adventure” episode of Black Mirror that hit Netflix on

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