6/12 – Diplo releases his “Express Yourself” EP; starts Facebook photo competition.
7/2 – Girls frontman Christopher Owens announces he’s leaving the band; indie kids everywhere mourn.
7/15 – Korean rapper PSY releases “Gangnam Style,” which quickly goes viral, gaining over 130 million views to date.
7/25 – Taylor Swift moves on to her second Kennedy.
7/29 – Animal Collective begin a weekly radio show leading up to the release of “Centipede HZ,” complete with trippy visuals.
9/1–9/2 – NSO moves to Center City as Jay–Z & Co. take over Philly with Made in America fest; stay tuned for the Ron Howard directed documentary.