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Coachella 2017 Announces Line-up Featuring Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Future Islands, The Avalanches, The xx, Bon Iver, New Order, Real Estate, Glass Animals, and Others

Jan 04, 2017

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2017 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Radiohead, Saturday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 16 and 23 is headlined by Kendrick Lamar. More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Panorama, New NYC Festival from Coachella Organizers, Announces Inaugural Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Three-Day Event in July

Mar 01, 2016

The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, are launching a new festival in New York City named Panorama and today the festival's lineup has been announced. Panorama will go down at Randall's Island Park in New York City, from July 22-24. The headliners will be LCD Soundsystem (in their first NYC show since their Madison Square Garden farewell concerts five years ago), Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar. More

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Fiery Grammys Performance

Performed "The Blacker the Berry," "Alright," and New Song

Feb 16, 2016

Kendrick Lamar may have lost the Album of the Year award at the Grammys last night to Taylor Swift, but he may have won for best Grammys 2016 performance (if there was such an award).  More

Jan 18, 2016

Kanye West has shared a brand new song, "No More Parties in LA," which features Kendrick Lamar. The song was previewed a week-and-a-half ago at the end of another new song West released, "Real Friends."  More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Jun 30, 2015

Kendrick Lamar has released a video for "Alright," a track taken from his acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly album.  More

Feb 23, 2015

Saturday was the first day of Air+Style, a festival founded by Shaun White aimed at bringing together the worlds of snowboarding and music. More

Dec 17, 2014

Last night Kendrick Lamar dropped by the third to last Colbert Report ever. More

Dec 10, 2014

There’s a new Kendrick Lamar album in the works. Since there’s a dearth of information about it, feast your eyes on this Reebok Ad. More

Nov 14, 2014

Kendrick Lamar may appear on You’re Dead track “Never Catch Me,” but that wasn’t his only collaboration with Flying Lotus. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Andy Stott, Slow Club, and More

Plus New Tracks from Mark Lanegan Band, Baths, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Happyness, Marianne Faithfull, Puro Instinct, Alvvays, His Name Is Alive, and Others

Sep 26, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Kendrick Lamar, Andy Stott, Slow Club, Mark Lanegan Band, Baths, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Happyness, Marianne Faithfull, Puro Instinct, Alvvays, His Name Is Alive, Hudson Mohawke, Alexander Von Mehren, Andras Fox, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Aug 11, 2013

Last weekend, Gothenburg, Sweden hosted the sixth annual Way Out West Festival. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus and photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. Check out their gallery featuring Taken By TreesIris DeMentPublic EnemyCat PowerJames BlakeDanny BrownLittle BootsKendrick Lamar, and Disclosure More



Reviews

To Pimp a Butterfly

To Pimp a Butterfly

TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

Mar 25, 2015

Kendrick Lamar is not reluctant when it comes to being the voice of a generation. He may sound conflicted about his actions on record—insecure, remorseful, angry, pensive, probing—but he doesn't shirk the responsibility that comes with the power he has over his listeners. More