4 months ago | Music Festivals
Back in the 1970s, Legs McNeil, the former "resident punk" at Punk magazine, once articulated the genre’s core as being "this wonderful vital force that was really about corrupting every form. It was about advocating kids to not wait to be told wh...
4 months ago | New Yorkers
In the early nineties, a sharp young trio of Brooklyn dwellers — dubbed Digable Planets — brought jazz-laced hip-hop and interplanetary rhymes to us earthlings. While they emerged in the same golden age that bred De La Soul and Arrested Developmen...
7 months ago | Interviews
One afternoon when he was a toddler, Shehzaad Jiwani walked into his father’s home office, picked up a guitar, and smashed it to pieces. He wasn't throwing a tantrum, though. He’d just seen the music video for Nirvana’s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" f...
8 months ago | Concert Reviews
“I am a Brazilian,” writes Caetano Veloso in his autobiography Tropical Truth, “And I became, more or less involuntarily, a singer and composer of songs.” For Veloso—and his longtime friend and musical collaborator Gilberto Gil—making music was in...
11 months ago | Pazz & Jop
"For the first time in my life, it's starting to feel like rock music is a girls' club," Sadie Dupuis, lead singer and guitarist of shredders Speedy Ortiz, recently wrote in a Pitchfork feature. "2015 has me most impressed with the femmes who are ...
3 years ago
The onset of age can devolve into a rapid spiral of emotions, among them cynicism and panic. It's human to reach a certain age when, alone with fading memories in hand, you're forced to take stock of your experiences and regrets, accept them, and ...