1. Justin Bieber surprises Coachella

    The Biebs showed up to perform with Chance the Rapper on Sunday.


  2. Listen to Michael Jackson’s new song ‘XSCAPE’

    Jackson’s vocals were recorded in 2001 during his sessions for Invincible, and the song is a pretty satisfying blend of funk, pop, and classic Michael.


  3. But the fact is, there is no Platonic ideal of a feminist. It is near impossible to eschew everything and anything that can be linked to the patriarchy, and even if one could, it would be an identity so radical that it would be nearly impossible to sustain. There is just no perfect way to resist centuries upon centuries of male dominance and occasionally put on lipstick and a pair of heels. Or even have a kid, for that matter. The good news is that past generations of women didn’t have to be perfect feminists to elicit change, and neither do we.

  4. It might be easy to forget, but Lady Gaga is still around. She really wanted you to know that in a bizarre performance last night at South By Southwest.

    Watch Lady Gaga roast a pig, ride a bull, and get ‘puked’ on at SXSW


  5. Iggy Azalea just made the most amazing music video homage to Clueless

    Children of the ’90s, get ready for a flashback: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and British singer Charli XCX just dropped the music video for “Fancy,” and it’s an amazing #tbt tribute to 1995 rom-com masterpiece Clueless. Shot at the same high school the movie was filmed at, Azalea plays a badass version of Cher Horowitz, decked out in a spot-on version of Horowitz’s then-stylish boxy blazer and platform shoes. There’s even a shout out to Dionne’s near car crash at the 1:20 mark. 

    Watch the full video here


  6. Growing up means willing to be condemned by your former self.

    Read more on this story here.

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  7. This Oscar category has a history of producing American standards, like “When You Wish Upon a Star.” In this week’s podcast our entertainment editor picks out three of the previous Best Song winners.

    Listen to our playlist of Best Song winners here.

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  8. The Russian version of “Let it Be” is…uh…different

    Everything’s happened before in the world

    People are always the same

    That’s how it was, it is, and always will be

    4 crazy, early foreign language versions of Beatles songs


  9. Yes, people can get a decent impression of you by just hearing about the type of music you like. Specifically, music is a very strong predictor of how open to new experiences you are. You can even predict whether someone is politically conservative or liberal by seeing markers of openness in their music collections.


  11. The Swedish town of Luleå is becoming famous for its incredible ice orchestra

    7 photos of this song of ice and wire


  12. Beats Music is billing itself as a more responsive streaming service made by real musicians; the company was founded by Dr. Dre and legendary producer Jimmy Iovine, and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails serves as chief creative officer. While services like Pandora use elaborate algorithms to make music recommendations, Beats Music is positioning itself as a curator with a human touch.

    Beats Music: Do we really need another subscription streaming service?


  13. Besides digital music streaming, the only area of music sales growth in 2013 was…the LP?

    The baffling revival of vinyl