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MFNW Preview: Danny Brown

What you need to know about the Motor City’s newest madman.


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Danny Brown might be the biggest weirdo in hip-hop. The 34-year-old Detroit rapper has amassed a rabid following of rap fiends, teenagers, critics and stoned Adult Swim viewers with his nasally voice    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

MFNW, Red Bull Sound Select and Kill Rock Stars Present Fucked Up, Wimps, And And And


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[THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME] Hardcore has never been a genre open to experimentation. Anti-establishment and hyper-political, sure, but the music coming out of the D.C. and L.A. punk scenes in the ’8   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Top 5 Miguel Lyrics You Shouldn’t Quote In Your Tinder Profile


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“Pillage and plunder, call me ya plumber/ Knock on this wood, get rocked by this thunder.” “Quickie” is a highlight from Miguel’s overlooked 2010 record, All I Want Is You, but there’s no   More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: D’Angelo and the Vanguard


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[BLACK LIVES MATTER] We’ve never needed D’Angelo more than we do now. The legendarily enigmatic R&B singer spent most of this century in relative hiding—from stardom, from lofty expectations   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Jamie XX, Mattis: Saturday, July 25


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[INVENTED NOSTALGIA] In the lead-up to the release of U.K. polite-house producer Jamie XX’s brilliant debut solo record, In Colour, a clear narrative emerged from the banks of samples, sirens and po   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Joy, Appendixes, Tender Age: Show Preview


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[LOVEMORE] It’s hard to break new ground in shoegaze. By definition alone, the genre tag—designated by the British music press in the late ’80s to describe loud, brittle bands like My Bloody   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, Broken Water


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[BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS] Speedy Ortiz’s music is knotty and intricate, sure, but you don’t need a Ph.D. in musicology to untangle its many pleasures. On both a physical and lyrical level, the    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Torres, Aero Flynn at Doug Fir Lounge


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[STORIES FROM THE CITY] Mackenzie Scott doesn’t take things lightly. The singer-songwriter, who records under the name Torres, has written one of the most intense, unflinching albums of the year   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Mackintosh Braun

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[PASSION PIT PANDORA] Portland synth-pop duo Mackintosh Braun just want you to love them. Playing together since 2006, the pair are well known to television execs—they’ve placed songs on Gre   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Sleater-Kinney at Crystal Ballroom, 5/5

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Sleater-Kinney are finally home.  After starting its reunion tour in Spokane, of all places, the band returned to the Crystal Ballroom on Tuesday night to play the same venue where it    More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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