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Scene from the Natalie Merchant video "Giving Up Everything."

April 9, 2014 Rarely is an artist as revealing as Natalie Merchant in this new video and song.

These guys can get along. Why can't we? Kanye West (left) and Justin Vernon in 2010.

April 4, 2014 Some writers have argued that music criticism is unhealthily obsessed with pop.

Beyoncé on stage Aug. 3 during "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" at the Barclays Center in New York City.

March 17, 2014 Just as intriguing as Beyoncé's flawless image is the depth of devotion shown by her fans.

Lady Gaga donned luxurious plastic bags for her SXSW Keynote on Friday.

March 15, 2014 In her SXSW keynote, Gaga illustrated how hard it is to steer clear of corporate pop's constraints.

Anything can happen in Austin. Be prepared.

March 10, 2014 Six recommendations for making the most of the sometimes overwhelming Austin-based music festival.

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