- One of these days Rihanna won’t be in the news and that will be a welcome day. The pop star kicked off her summer tour over the weekend in Baltimore and it was the spectacle you’d expect. She visits Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 20.
- The Dismemberment Plan played its penultimate (at least for now) reunion show over the weekend in Philadelphia at the Roots Picnic, alongside the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Ariel Pink, Esperanza Spalding and (of course) the Roots.
- Do you want some more controversial videos? Too bad! Now we have Kanye West’s “Monster” and Tyler, The Creator’s “She” to add to the pile. Remember the good ol’ days when a video was controversial because Snoop Dogg wore a hat with a marijuana leaf that had to be blurred out?
Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Monday morning:
- The Ramones, “I Don’t Care”