Bits

Published on March 5th, 2019

The farther away we get from the ’80s, the bigger the era’s musical legacy becomes. It’s like we’re spinning a yarn describing a period a »

Published on March 5th, 2019

If you never saw the late, great Charles Bradley or any of his Dap Records cohorts, you missed an experience that only soul music can »

Published on March 1st, 2019

Taken from the “Love & Rockets” comic universe by his own hand, Eulalio “Speedy” Ortiz was the doomed character and deus ex machina of the »

Published on March 1st, 2019

If you’ve yet to have your “I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Gary Clark Jr.” experience, you’re long past due. »

Published on February 22nd, 2019

Once upon a time human strangeness was a form of entertainment. Its attractions went from town to town, arriving by caravan shrouded in mystery under »

Published on January 31st, 2019

The first time I met Richard Sherfey my band was touring through Athens, Georgia. It was a bit cold but as a bunch of Florida »

Published on January 30th, 2019

How heavy does musical pedigree weigh on folks who are born to rock in the most rocking of towns? How do you stand out without »

Published on January 30th, 2019

Israel-born, Chicago-based Marbin plays a mind-bending mix of psych-, prog- and rock-inflected jazz, honed over more than 1,000 live dates since the band landed in »

Published on January 30th, 2019

In “Black Mirror,” the Netflix series, we see technology reflecting our darker selves. In “Black Mirror and Other Third World Reflections,” a new exhibition at »

Published on January 26th, 2019

Even at his most plain-spoken Lee “Scratch” Perry is cosmic. “I just take up a pen and start to hear the words coming from the »

Published on January 26th, 2019

“Fake (Fake) Records (Records) … ” Now that we’ve got your attention we hope you’ll take that aural echo from “Hip Hop” by Dead Prez »

Published on January 25th, 2019

No less an observer than David Bowie reportedly once said, “Disco never sucked in the U.K.” Maybe what he had in mind were bands like »