Concerts


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Portable selfie sticks may be catching on faster than Instagram addiction, but a few major U.S. festivals are banning the devices. The NME reports Coachella and Lollapalooza have already announced that the photo sticks won’t be allowed at their events.

Several festivals in the U.K. have participated in the ban in 2014. “Selfies are a big part of the gig experience,” a spokesperson for London’s Wembley SSE Arena told music-news website NME. “The sticks might mean you are refused entry to the venue so our advice is don’t bring them and stick with the tried and tested use of an arm.”

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Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill brought their budding romance to the City of Love last night. As her Pinkprint European tour rolled into Paris for the second of her sold-out shows at the Zénith de Paris, Nicki surprised the crowd by bringing out her new boo. Meek hit the stage for a quick set that included “Dreams & Nightmares Intro” and “Ima Boss.” He’ll be a full-time guest on Nicki’s tour when it hits the U.S. this summer, with Tinashe, DeJ Loaf and Rae Sremmurd also joining them on the road.

Following the concert, Omeeka enjoyed some alone time (well, almost) as they cozied up backstage before paying a late-night visit to the Eiffel Tower.

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The annual Lollapalooza music festival has announced its 2015 lineup. Taking place on July 31st – August 2nd at Grant Park in Chicago this year, Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence and the Machine have been confirmed as headliners. After having Eminem abd Outkast headline last year — hip-hop is noticeably absent from the headliners list.

However, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Tyler, The Creator, Travi$ Scott, DJ Mustard, Logic and Mick Jenkins are all scheduled to perform. 1-day passes go on sale today but 3-day passes are sold out already. Purchase here.

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Travi$ Scott returned home on Tuesday night. The Grand Hustle/G.O.O.D. Music rapper-producer brought his co-headlining “Rodeo” tour with Young Thug and Metro Boomin to Houston’s House of Blues.

Streamed by Yahoo! Live, the near 90-minute concert featured Scott and Thugger going back-and-forth between songs that have helped build their heavy cult following in recent years. André 3000 and Trae Tha Truth were some of the artists who were spotted taking in the live rage fest, filled with mosh puts, crowd surfing, and ultimate chaos. For those who missed the live stream, watch the full show from start to finish below.

Travi$ Scott and Young Thug’s “Rodeo” tour wraps up March 31 in Seattle, WA.

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Day three of The FADER Fort at SXSW in Austin, Texas was one for the ages on Friday night. After sets by Big Sean, Migos and OG Maco, T-Pain closed the event appearing as am unannounced headliner. The Grammy Award-winning singer delivered one unforgettable one-hour performance, filled with back-up singers, choreographed dances and incredible vocals.

With his DJ Drama-assisted The Iron Way Gangsta Grillz mixtape set to arrive next week, T-Pain took music lovers down memory lane, with his long catalogue of hits spanning the decade. A wide range of hits from his own personal records, to chart-topping collaborations with Kanye West, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx and more, watch the full show below.

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G.O.O.D. Music was in the building as Big Sean appeared during Day 3 of FADER Fort at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Thursday night. Fresh off a No. 1 album under his belt with Dark Sky Paradise, the Detroit MC performed new cuts from his new album (“All Your Fault,” “Blessings”), guest features (“Mercy,” “Gang Bang”) and more. When it came time to end his 29-minute set, Big Sean called on E-40 to join him on stage to perform their club banger “IDFWU.”

Next, it was label Quality Control’s turn to hit the stage. Lead by OG Maco and Migos, the Atlanta artists tried to make the best of their shortened set, running through street anthems such as “U Guessed It,” “One Time,” “She Don’t Wanna Be A Freak No More,” “Handsome And Wealthy,” and “Fight Night.”

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Ear Drummers Records took over FADER Fort at SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas on Thursday night. Hitmaking producer Mike WiLL Made-It closed Day 2 of the packed all-day event, calling a few surprises to join him on stage. Delivering a rambunctious, high energy 43-minute set, Mike WiLL Made-It brought out Two-9, Rae Sremmurd and Future on stage to perform fan favorites. The biggest guest of them all was Miley Cyrus, who joined Mike WiLL for “23” before singing her No. 1 smash-hit “We Can’t Stop.”

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drake ovo fest 2015

As if we haven’t had enough big surprises this week, Drake took to Twitter moments ago to announce the lineup for his sixth (sorry, 6ixth) annual OVO Fest.

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kanye west glastonbury

Jay Z famously left his mark on Glastonbury in 2008 when he sonned Oasis’ Noel Gallagher by opening his set with a cover of “Wonderwall” and switching up the lyrics (“Oasis said I couldn’t play guitar/Somebody should have told him I’m a fuckin’ rock star”). And now it’s Kanye West’s turn to take over the legendary British rock festival.

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Rihanna is coming to March Madness championship weekend. The pop star is set to headline this year’s March Madness Music Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana next month.

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