[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just
change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If
Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph
An eyewitness account from WW contributor Michael Mannheimer.
“On what started off as another sleepy Monday night, at a show that was moved up from Peter’s Room to the actual Roseland to
accommodate a theater that was about half-full, all hell broke
[ELECTRONIC SOUL] Much has been made about Dan Snaith’s
inability to stay still. The Canadian musician, who records under the
name Caribou, has never made the same record twice, constantly
When the going got tough, Matt Flegel just got noisier.
When Calgary-based noise-pop band Women split up in 2012,
it wasn’t without controversy. Led by brothers Matt and Patrick Flegel,
the band had carved out a niche as one of the most innovative
Nick Jaina is not famous. Far from it, really. But the
question of what it means to be an artist—and how much pain you’re
willing to endure to pursue your art in the quest for something grea
[THE NEW WORKING CLASS] Technically, The Failure is
billed as And And And’s official debut full-length, but anyone
following the local music scene since 2010 has probably heard at least a
Now that we’ve all gotten over our hangovers, made resolutions we’re bound to break by the end of the month, and tweeted about the post-Josh Smith Pistons winning six straight games (just give Stan Van Gundy all the Diet Pepsi), it’s time to queue up our favorite social ne...
[POST-GIRL-TALK EDM] During Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth’s
fantastic early-evening set at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival, it
was hard to distinguish who in the crowd was on drugs a
Growing up, I hated Fleetwood Mac. Maybe part of the problem was I usually lumped them in with the Eagles, a band that is truly terrible, or with my general distaste for classic rock dinosaurs, borne from a childhood spent listening to Phil Collins and Sting greatest hit tapes on every single family roadtrip. Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Hole hit right when I got my first Discman, and soon aft...
[FUTURE JAZZ] Steven Ellison won’t settle down. The producer, better known to the world as Flying Lotus,
isn’t just one of the most innovative musicians putting out material
these days. He’s