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SXSW 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

SXSW 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.Over the past several days, have pulled out of participating in SXSW 2020 due to concerns surrounding coronavirus. Now, SXSW 2020 has been canceled, Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced. “I’ve issued an order that effectively cancels South by Southwest,” Adler said during a press conference today (March 6). “There was no path forward that would mitigate the risk enough to protect our community.” The press conference also included officials from the city of Austin and the surrounding county. Find that below.SXSW released an to confirm the...

March 7, 2020
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Rage Against the Machine Announce Reunion Tour

Rage Against the Machine Announce Reunion Tour

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.After announcing a string of , have unveiled a full tour, as notes. Featuring support from , they kick things off next month in El Paso, Texas. Their “Public Service Announcement Tour” itinerary also includes a . Proceeds from the band’s shows in El Paso, Phoenix, and La Cruses will go to immigrant rights efforts, the band announced in a statement, according to the . Proceeds will go toward different activist groups in other cities.According to a press release, Run the Jewels’ return to the road will accompany the release of their long-awaited...

February 22, 2020
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Mazzy Star’s David Roback Dead at 61

Mazzy Star’s David Roback Dead at 61

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.—the producer and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded alongside Hope Sandoval—has died, according to a representative for the band. A key figure in the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene of neo-psychedelia in the 1980s, Roback also played in bands such as Rain Parade and Opal. He was 61 years old. The cause of death has yet to be announced.After co-founding Rain Parade and releasing one album with the band, Roback departed the group, citing a sense of limitations in the band. He spent time in Berkeley and New York before founding Opal with...

March 7, 2020
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Chuck D Says Flavor Flav’s Public Enemy Firing Was a Hoax, Flav Denies It

Chuck D Says Flavor Flav’s Public Enemy Firing Was a Hoax, Flav Denies It

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.The public feud between and reached a boiling point in early March when announced that Flav was from the group. As it turns out, the whole dust-up appears to have been an elaborate April Fools ruse to help promote a new album from Chuck’s project Enemy Radio. Loud Is Not Enough is out now (listen below), and it features a single with both Chuck and Flav called “Food as a Machine Gun.”In an interview with on the Uproxx podcast (recorded on March 10), Chuck said he was inspired by Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds hoax. He outlined some recent...

April 1, 2020
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Sturgill Simpson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sturgill Simpson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. has tested positive for COVID-19, as the singer revealed via a post to his account earlier today. Simpson said he first sought medical attention on March 13, when he began to experience “chest pains, fever, and pre-stroke blood pressure levels,” but was unable to be tested for coronavirus until April 6. He says he received the results from the Nashville CDC on April 10.“All I know is I first felt symptoms a month ago yet I’m still positive and contagious and now on quarantine in the dojo until April 19th,” he wrote. “But hey, at least our...

April 11, 2020
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David Cross and Bob Odenkirk Announce Mr. Show Benefit Special

David Cross and Bob Odenkirk Announce Mr. Show Benefit Special

and are bringing back Mr. Show for a live charity special. The full title is The Mr. Show “Kidz With Beardz” Presents: Come Join Our Zoomtacular Annual Business Call!, and it takes place on May 13 at 8 p.m. Eastern. The show will benefit —an organization that works to help families facing poverty.Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Aukerman, Tom Kenny, Jill Talley, Jay Johnston, Brian Posehn, Brett Paesel, and John Ennis are slated to appear on the special alongside Cross and Odenkirk. Eban Schletter will provide the music. Grab tickets to the stream .Read Pitchfork’s feature “.”A daily roundup of the...

May 5, 2020
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DJ Sets Are Going Online—But Is Anyone Getting Paid?

DJ Sets Are Going Online—But Is Anyone Getting Paid?

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.Like so many others, DJs everywhere have suddenly been left with no work and no income because of restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. With some health officials and politicians now that large public gatherings may not return until the fall of 2021—or at least until there’s —it’s unlikely that DJs will be getting back into the booth anytime soon.But these dire circumstances haven’t stopped DJs from sharing music with the world. Except now, they’re just doing it online. Over the past month, livestreamed sets have become so...

April 22, 2020
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Cover Story: Natural Selection | Features | Pitchfork

Cover Story: Natural Selection | Features | Pitchfork

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.Natural SelectionBefore Irv Teibel, listening to nature meant leaving the house. Here’s the story of the man who brought the rain, thunder, and crickets to your stereo, one satisfied, relaxed customer at a time.By Mike PowellOne night in 1969, an anxious New Yorker named Irv Teibel discovered the perfect ocean. He couldn’t see it, couldn’t smell it, couldn’t dip his toes in it. But he could hear it, and the sound was all he needed.Like a lot of searches, Teibel’s had started accidentally, when, earlier that year, a friend asked him to help record...

November 2, 2016
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Rage Against the Machine Announce Rescheduled Reunion Dates

Rage Against the Machine Announce Rescheduled Reunion Dates

Back in March, had to their long-awaited with due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the group has announced a slew of rescheduled 2021 dates on their website. “Rage Against The Machine will commence our tour at such a time when we are confident it will be safe for our fans,” the band wrote. Find their full 2021 itinerary below, and grab tickets . (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)In November of last year, Rage Against the Machine their first handful of reunion dates, including a headlining slot at the 2020 Coachella Valley Music...

May 1, 2020
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Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.Best new musicFiona Apple’s fifth record is unbound, a wild symphony of the everyday, an unyielding masterpiece. No music has ever sounded quite like it. It happens to most of us at an early age: the realization that life will not follow a straight line on the path towards fulfillment. Instead, life spirals. The game is rigged, power corrupts, and society is, in a word, . Art can expose the lies. The early music of Fiona Apple was so much about grand betrayals by inadequate men and the patriarchal world. Did it teach you to hate yourself? Did it...

April 17, 2020
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