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What the fuck is pop music? More than any other year, 2015 forced us to grapple with what we mean by the term. Do we mean the word's historical roots in "popular," as one radio DJ helpfully mansplained to me on the phone a couple weeks ago? Do we mean the way these songs sound--big, glittery, sharp, packed with the youthful approximations of exultation and wonder? Or do we mean celebrities superpowers, artists whose...
You're counting down the days until you get to see CHVRCHES for FREE at McCarren Park on June 15. You've got your sunblock and your umbrella (it's rain or shine!), and your Instagram all geared up. Now all you need to do is guarantee your spot. The first step is to RSVP, which you can do here. The second is to make sure you arrive early, as RSVPs are first-come, first-served. (In other words, even...
Lauren Mayberry, lead singer of the fast rising Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches, made headlines Monday with a blog post for The Guardian decrying the rampant misogyny she faces as a woman whose line of work requires her to engage with people on the internet. She deals with an endless stream of dudes saying outrageously offensive shit, and, fed up with the whole thing, she posted to the band's Facebook a screen shot of one...

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