I’ll admit that K-pop is not my musical genre of choice. I didn’t grow up listening to it; instead, I was immersed in Joni Mitchell, the Police, and Depeche Mode, which are arguably as far as you can get from the peppy and catchy Korean pop that engages a young global audience with astonishing reach. […]
Slow, rhythmic, atmospheric. These are the characteristics that jump out from the internal reverberations of a pair of headphones or car speakers when listening to “I Told You Everything” or “Jupiter 4” by Sharon Van Etten.
With Connections, Whitaker proves himself as a virtuoso in his field, drawing relations between himself and iconic jazz musicians, between conflict and resolution, but most of all, between his music and his audience.
Bad Suns @ The Fonda [2/2/22]
Graphic by Fabian Artist: Genesis OwusuAlbum/Project: Smiling with No TeethBy Max Dallas Genesis Owusu’s smashing debut oozes with eccentricity and affirms his status as a powerhouse within Australia’s new generation of hip-hop artists. As a part of a slapped-together five-piece band, Owusu jammed for over sixty hours in one week to form the foundation of […]
Raw talent is hard to come by. Even rarer is raw talent matched emotional vulnerability, sultry vocals and unique personal style. Luckily, 29 year-old Rozzi Crane from San Francisco provides all of the above in her upcoming EP “Hymn for Tomorrow”. This soul-inspired, emotional project is reflective of Rozzi’s talent as both a vocalist and […]
Call Me If You Get Lost is Tyler’s second consecutive album to debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also serves as an installment of DJ Drama’s expansive Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. While Tyler pays homage to the mixtape culture he grew up with, he revises several of its conventions, thus progressing hip-hop […]
Harry Nilsson’s 1970 album The Point! has been a kind of security blanket for children since its release, and during quarantine, has played a curiously similar role for my young adult self. It’s a comfortable middle ground between watching a meaningful but emotionally taxing film, and watching an actual children’s show. “Sure, it’s a children’s […]