Daily Top 5 News Countdown: The xx Announce 25-Show NYC Residency + More
Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s damn near impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad rock ‘n’ roll tidbits. But fear not: In the spirit of simplification and efficiency, we’ve collected today's top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.
Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Missy Elliott and a bunch of other guests make this one totally worth the money. [Brooklyn Vegan]
Maybe they'll cancel each other out and Justin Timberlake will win? [Stereogum]
We'd have waited a bit longer, just to be sure of the band's staying power, but those Grammy folks are c-r-a-z-y! [Contact Music]
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney produced 'Underneath the Rainbow,' a Southern Rock-inspired record from the Atlanta garage greats. [Consequence of Sound]
Each audience will be limited to 40 people, so indie's most intimate-sounding band is finally getting the setup it deserves. [Consequence of Sound]