What to listen to

  • For your final dose of post–Halloween spooky, check out Grimes’ latest freak–pop–esque release “Flesh Without Blood,” featuring Taiwanese artist Aristophanes. Either use it to prep for next year's Halloween OR play it to freak out the conservative uncle at your family’s rapidly approaching Thanksgiving dinner. Happy holidays.
  • Justin Bieber gets this week's Doing The Most Award. Still riding the wave of success of his latest release “Sorry,” JBiebz recently announced his cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” on Twitter. Want to check it out? Dial (213)322–1113. No, really. In a move more in–theme than a sorority girl at her first mixer, J–Baby released the song on a literal hotline that automatically plays it when you call the number. #modern #art

What to see

  • Still dreaming of seeing The Strokes on tour? Spend your Saturday night (11/7) doing the next best thing with Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist and keyboardist for The Strokes, performing solo at the First Unitarian Church.
  • See ODESZA playing at Union Transfer in one of two shows both happening this Wednesday, Nov. 11. Tickets were sold out months ago, but try to snag one on resale—Odesza’s uniquely dreamy electronica is worth the extra effort.
  • Her arrival has been quite the "waiting game" (props if you get the song reference), but check out Banks moody R&B sound at the Theatre of Living Arts this upcoming Monday, Nov. 9 before she joins The Weeknd to finish up his tour.

What to talk about

  • Karen O, also lead singer of the on–hiatus Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, has turned to cater for a different audience— namely the viewers of the video game “Rise of the Tomb Rider” trailer. Having penned the songs for films like Her and Where The Wild Things Are, Karen O is no stranger to the cinematic songwriting. The track, “I Shall Rise,” and trailer can be seen here.
  • The Pope’s US tour may have ended, but good ol Francis’ music career has only just begun. Pope Francis has plans to release Wake Up, an album featuring contemporary music overlaid with a select number of the Pope’s speeches later this month. He released one track “¿Por Que Sufren Los Niños?” or “Why Do The Children Suffer?” last week in preparation for the album’s release. No better track to listen to while atoning for the sins committed this past Halloweekend.


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