Music Archives

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts,  the stripped-down, live-in-the-middle-of-an-office-cubicle performance series probably most remembered for breaking the Internet when T-Pain dropped by sans AutoTune, held a big contest to give an undiscovered act a spotlight at the Tiny Desk. The winner was Fantastic Negrito, a roots musician from Oakland. What’s good with that name, though? “To me Read More

Are you a young lady whose entire family has been butchered at the orders of the sociopathic little goon you’re about to marry? Or maybe you’re the last surviving member of some once-noble-but-incredibly-tacky aristocratic clan and, like, you’ve found out that you’re basically the only person who has any control over the last dragons in Read More

Miguel’s new song “SimpleThings”, from the soundtrack of Lena Dunham’s Living Single-lite show “Girls”, is EVERYTHING. “I don’t need a model, no I don’t need a debutante…just be a tough act to follow, you know, a free spirit, with a wild heart” G.D. goes in on me about my love of what he believes to be Read More

Since 2009, what’s soured many onlookers to Kanye’s music and persona is that his self-love, so-called, is increasingly contingent on contempt for women, derision of inferiors, obsession with his own influence, hapless strafing, and clamoring for attention that he then claims to resent.