[QUEEN AYE] At this point, comparing St. Vincent
to anyone else isn’t just besides the point—it’s downright unfair. Over
the course of four increasingly weird and wonderful solo albums, Anni
Happy birthday! Gosh, you have to be, what, 12 years old
now? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, running around the Moda
Center, shooting Silly String at unsuspecting fans,
Queens rapper puffed a joint onstage, fought security, and got the show shut down early.
Before last night’s Action Bronson show at the Roseland, I had never been to a concert in Portland that was shut down early. But 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 loose the seco...
[FANTASY RAP TOP CHEF] The first thing you notice about Arian Asllani, the Queens-bred rapper who goes by the name Action Bronson,
is that his voice sounds almost exactly like Ghostface Killah’s.
With his new project, Nicolas Jaar explores the Darkside of the Earth.
When electronic wunderkind Nicolas Jaar was looking for a
guitarist for his new project, he ended up going with an unusual choice:
someone who didn’t really know how to play the instrument.
[ROUNDBALL ROCK] On a recent Grantland podcast, Stephen Malkmus let his guard down on the secrets behind the awesomely titled Wig Out at Jagbags,
his new record with the Jicks. “There’s one song
[THUG LYFE] Archy Marshall is a lover, not a fighter. The music he creates under his nom de plume King Krule
is wise beyond its years—gritty, stubborn, stark and impossibly
tuneful. Watching the
It only takes a few minutes for Travis Morrison to start messing with me.
“When you finish a
record, there’s this period where some of the songs quickly join the
party,” he says, describin
[CHAIN HANG LOW] This has not been the greatest year for hip-hop. So
many big-event albums have either failed to innovate (Drake’s #everythingwasthesame, er, Nothing Was the Same) or were elaborat
Everybody knows the iconic walking bass
line in Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’.” But do you
know who wrote the part? Though they played on hundreds of