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The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week feat. Francis & The Lights, Nick Hakim, Syd and More

Okayplayer x Red Bull Sound Select Present: Syd, Ravyn Lenae, St. Beauty…

We’re bringing it back to Philly this fall with Red Bull Sound Select! Fans of the site, whether devout board-locked or more casual and RSS-based, know where it all began for us. Okayplayer was founded in the great city of Philadelphia all the way back in 1999, our office tucked into the wings of the famed…

SZA Channels Her Inner Badchild At Villain For Cinco De Mayo [Video…
Summerstage Announces 2016 Line-Up
Here’s Every SummerStage 2016 Show You Need To See: KING, Kamasi Washington,…
Usher, DMX, Future, Anderson .Paak & More Announced For 2016 Roots Picnic
Watch The ‘Broad City’ Girls Reveal Roots Picnic 2016 Amazing Line-Up: Usher!…

The time has finally arrived! For the curtains to come off of this year’s Roots…

Kendrick Lamar National Symphony Orchestra Square
Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Historic Kennedy Center Performance w/ The NSO [Video +…

Kendrick Lamar took to the stage at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center on Tuesday night. Lamar and…

Janet Jackson Unbreakable World Tour Square
Janet Jackson Announces Dates For The “Unbreakable” World Tour

It’s a great day in the morning for R&B fans. Janet Jackson has announced her…

FKA twigs Announces ‘LP1’ Fall Tour Dates

FKA twigs just announced a European and North American tour in honor of LP1, her debut…

Yasiin Bey & Chrisette Michele headline DC Love Fest 2014
Yasiin Bey, Chrisette Michele + Maimouna Youssef Play Live At DC Love…

UPDATE: We’ve selected our winners so if you want to spend Mother’s Day weekend Love-festing…

Murs cancels Paid Dues Festival
Paid Dues Has Been Cancelled, But May Return In 2015.

The Paid Dues festival is no more. That’s it. Everybody can go home. Christmas has been…

Nas rocks the Kennedy Center in DC to mark the 20th Anniversary of 'Illmatic' - photos by Ralston Smith
Nas’ Historic 20 Year Anniversary of ‘Illmatic’ at The Kennedy Center in…

Exclusive photos courtesy of Ralston Smith It’s impossible not to appreciate the gravity of the…

SXSW 2014: Official Okayplayer showcase
Okayplayer Network Takes Over SXSW 2014 With 4-Part Concert Series!

SXSW 2014 is just about here and Okayplayer is proud to announce that we’ll be hitting…

Check out the line up for Roots Picnic 2014 including Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, Action Bronson and more.
Tix For Roots Picnic 2014 On Pre-Sale Now [F. Snoop Dogg x…

UPDATE: Tickets for Roots Picnic 2014 are now available on a special Early Bird Pre-Sale…

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David Byrne Covers Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” Live At NYC Performance…

Update 2/26: As promised, here’s that ro-Byrne-ic interpretation of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend,” which…

Killer Mike, RJD2, Big Freedia & Dan The Automator Participate In Our…

Austin, Texas is home to some of the country’s biggest festivals: SXSW, Austin City Limits,…

Fusicology celebrates its 10 year anniversary
The Business: How Fusicology Made Profits By Bringing the Party to the…

How many of us have been in this situation before: you get struck with a…

Toro y Moi Announces New Tour Dates

Toro y Moi will continue to promote his experimentally soulful album Anything in Return by spending…