6 months ago | Harlem
Billy Mitchell's first encounter with the Apollo Theater came about entirely by chance. It was 1965 and he was fifteen, living in the South Bronx with his mother and eight of his fourteen siblings. The family had been reunited after an eviction fr...
7 months ago | Pazz & Jop
In 2015, having a problem with "poptimism" was more diffuse than ever before. A mode of discourse that was developed following Carl Wilson's 33 1/3 entry, Céline Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, and Kelefa Sanneh's 2004...
7 months ago | Hip-Hop
Brooklyn rapper Junglepussy has a system for social media-spying on a crush: “I do two scrolls and then I’m out.” Sometimes this means two short scrolls; sometimes this means two long scrolls, but no matter what, “It’s never good,” she says. “It’s...
8 months ago | Music Lists
One of New York’s most laudable qualities is its access to anonymity. In a city of nearly 8.5 million people, it’s easy to go unnoticed or to never be seen again by someone. (Think about all those Tinder duds who have been simply relegated to brun...
9 months ago | Concert Reviews
Is Carly Rae Jepsen pop’s best kept secret? Despite the astronomical success of her 2012 single, Pazz & Jop honoree “Call Me Maybe,” the Canadian singer is more of a cult figure than enormous pop star. Her third album, Emotion, released e...
9 months ago | Interviews
A mention of Studio 54 tends to conjure up images of bright lights and disco balls, celebrities and cocaine-fueled hedonism, or even Mike Myers's comic portrayal of owner Steve Rubell in the 1998 film about the club. But according to photographer ...