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Music News & Reviews

Chance the Rapper interview: Special Olympics headliner has new music on the way

It'll be a busy week for Chance the Rapper. He's finishing up the follow-up album to his Grammy-winning 2016 release "Coloring Book," which he says will be out in a few days. He's preparing to begin work on another album with Kanye West this month in Chicago. And he's producing and headlining a major multiact charity event, the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary concert Saturday at Northerly Island.

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‘Warped is like the day that people who are dead inside get together’: Who still goes to Warped Tour?

Last Friday morning, huge crowds of people descended on the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J., to bid goodbye to a beloved summer tradition: the Vans Warped Tour. On its last leg, the Warped Tour drew fans of all kinds. Some, who had faithfully attended year after year, were decked out in fishnets and 10-year-old band T-shirts soaked in nostalgia. Others, much younger and there for the first time, stood out in colorful cropped tops and body glitter. There were even a few families sprinkled in there, wearing matching death metal T-shirts.

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Deafheaven review: A duel between catharsis and melodrama on ‘Ordinary Corrupt Human Love’

Deafheaven has never fit neatly into any one genre. While adopting some of the sonic signifiers of black metal – ultra-harsh vocals, blistering tempos, progressive arrangements – they also incorporate ballads, acoustic instruments and introspective lyrics. The California quintet is as comfortable submerging itself in cheesy beauty as it is in conjuring mayhem, all in service to the neo-poetic lyrics of singer George Clarke.

Cranky Willie Nelson walks offstage in Charlotte and cancels his show

Willie Nelson walks slowly on stage at the Outlaw Music Festival, picks up his guitar, sets it back down, curtly whips his cowboy hat into the crowd, then shuffles back offstage. Reports indicated he had been ill and was annoyed about something.