An essay in pieces by Janice Sapigao on the moments leading up to meeting Lupe Fiasco in an ice cream parlor in LA. This essay also meditates on the relationship between artist and audience, between celebrity and fandom, as well as race and understanding.
Danniel Schoonebeek interviews legendary punk rock frontman Jack Dalrymple about his new band, toyGuitar
Danniel Schoonebeek catches up with Lera Lynn in the wake of touring for her latest album, The Avenues, and her appearance in True Detective season two.
Paul Cunningham examines Pittsburgh’s Sol Persona, a solo project from Karter Schachner, for fans of Perfume Genius and How to Dress Well.
Scott Creney considers the revolutionary fire on Pharrell Williams’ new single “Freedom.”
Jeff Jackson’s second installation of Ideal Home Noise rounds up new work from Tom McCarthy, Mickey Zacchilli, and Bob Dylan.
Chelsea Hodson & Jon-Michael Frank
Chelsea Hodson and Jon-Michael Frank discuss Night Redacted and Diana Ross and the Supremes, two recordings they made for Black Cake Records.
Danniel Schoonebeek interviews musician Benjamin Booker about his punk roots, James Baldwin, comedy, and innovation.
An exhausted look at the way a record is reviewed nearly the same way every time, over and over, with almost nothing to actually say.
Kati Heng talks with Chastity Belt’s Julia Shapiro about punk, feminism, and Katy Perry’s shark theft.