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Primavera Sound 2017

Photos and reviews of performances by the xx, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Angel Olsen, Sampha, and more from last weekend’s festival in Barcelona.

Equiknoxx Are Saving Dancehall by Making It Weird Again

Harps, glockenspiels, obscure psych-rock samples, bird noises—it’s all part of this Kingston crew’s bracingly original sound.

Jlin: Woman of Steel

At this point, Gary, Indiana is a steel town best known for its merciless decay. But it’s also the home of Jerrilynn Patton, a producer at the vanguard of electronic music who makes tracks that pulse with a quick and steady heartbeat.

Rock’n’Roll Animals: Musicians Tell Us All About Their Pets

Featuring stories and pictures of Waka Flocka Flame’s precocious French bulldog Angel, Girl Talk’s Collective Soul-loving cat Chloe, Thundercat’s inspirational kitty Turbo Tron, and many more.

Call Super: Techno Expressionist

Coming from a family of progressive artists, this Berlin-based producer and DJ has a distinctly radical sensibility running through his veins.

The 50 Best Britpop Albums

Blur, Suede, Elastica, Pulp, Oasis—here are the mis-shapes who made the scene great

Portraits and Live Shots From Pitchfork’s SXSW 2017 Day Parties

Featuring Lizzo, Priests, Jidenna, Vagabon, Noname, and more from last week’s shows at the French Legation Museum in Austin

Big in Japan: Visible Cloaks and the Power of Cultural Exchange

Inspired by Japanese electronic music from 1980s, this Portland duo embrace the distortions that arise when cultures are crossed.

How Protesting Babies Can Say What They Mean

Real Life Rock Top 10: Greil Marcus on the music of the Women’s March, the similarities between hip young academics and Donald Trump, and more.