Founded: In 1996 in Los Angeles.
Signature style: Hip-hop based around crackling
rare grooves repurposed for rappers less willfully eccentric than just
supremely, transcendently high.
Let Amenta Abioto clear her throat. You won’t regret it.
[AVANT-GARDE SOUL] Singer Amenta Abioto thinks of herself
as a magician. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean she goes around pulling
quarters out from behind the ears of the audience. She’s refer
Life is unfair, and the music industry is worse. If there
were a rubric to figure out what makes one performer a household name
and another just one more name in the liner notes, the history of po
Born: In Portland in 1939.
Sounds like: All those new retro-soul singers you
love, except Thomas isn’t some Motown-Stax museum installation: He
actually lived it, and he’s still living
[ORCHESTRAL POP] Well, Portland, hopefully you didn’t
expect Typhoon to stay yours forever. A band built like a junior
orchestra clearly has ambitions no basement could contain for long. With
[LUCID DREAM-POP] All there is to know about Pure Bathing
Culture is contained in “Pendulum,” the track that opens the duo’s debut
full-length. A heartthrob drum-machine pattern introduces D
Dale Watson's tour bus, the Relatives' suits, judgmental square dancers and more of the most awesome things at the best lil' roots-ish music festival in town!
Another Pickathon is in the books, and like most music festivals, it takes a few days to recover from. Unlike most music festivals, the exhaustion always feels worth it. Although this year’s installment may have priced out a few regulars—blame the inflated rates at least partially on Feist, perhaps the biggest-name headliner the fest has scored yet, but the crowds certainly seemed a bit ...
What Breaking Bad has taught us about being a suburban drug lord.
1. Always start the morning with a hearty breakfast. High-grade
meth is made from a precise combination of phenylacetone and
methylamine, but the ingredients for a good day at the lab are pancakes