A Live-Blog of Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’, A Record of Individuality and Sadness, Sandwiched Between “R” and “B”

OK, here is what I know about Frank Ocean: he was a part of OFWGKTA (which I used to write about a lot because I listened to them a lot); he sort-of “came… Continue reading

I Live-Blog Bowie’s ‘Low’, Find Out It’s Still A Mystery To Me In The End (It Might Be A Mystery To Everyone?)

It’s been three years since I’ve Live-Blogged here. The last one was Chance The Rapper’s #10Day. CTR has since taken off to new heights we all could’ve probably predicted, probably because he is… Continue reading

Reading ‘On Bowie’ and Discovering the Great, Late David Jones

On Bowie is a great love story of our time. Only Rob Sheffield could’ve written a book this wonderful, with such ease about Bowie’s mysticism, his prolific career, and his time on The… Continue reading

Surprise! There’s a new Wilco record and it’s called ‘Star Wars’

2015 is Wilco’s 20th anniversary and they’re showing off. Last week they joined the Assertive Musicians Club by releasing a surprise album. But wait, they released it for free. And wait, they named… Continue reading

Azealia Banks Finally Stirs It Up Right With ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

“I’m so tired of all this drama,” Azealia says. She finally showed up: Miss Azealia Banks, Yung Rapunxel herself has her very own full-length debut album.   Broke With Expensive Taste has been… Continue reading

Lunch with Will Hermes: The Writer Talks Music Journalism, Writing for Rolling Stone, NPR, and his New Book Project: A Biography Of Lou Reed

Will Hermes is a senior critic at Rolling Stone and regular contributor to NPR’s All Song’s Considered. His writing often shows up in The New York Times and has appeared in SPIN, Slate,… Continue reading

Spoon Rewards Us, Again, With ‘They Want My Soul’

The narrative of Fight Club revolves around one scene in the movie. Tyler Durden is sitting across from The Narrator in a bar. Earlier that night, The Narrator came home to find his… Continue reading

I’d Like To Go Down The Lazaretto with Jack White EVERY DAY

Do not adjust your eyeballs. You are, in fact, reading a late-to-the-game review of Lazaretto. Here’s what happened. I was scheduled to write something for philly.com just like the few other times I have (tUnE-yArDs,… Continue reading

Merrill Garbus is My Spirit Animal. I Love Nikki Nack

When I listen to a tUnE-yArDs record, I wait for the moment when my mouth drops open. Sometimes I’m alone, dancing at home, and other times I’m on the street, making faces at… Continue reading

IT’S JACK WHITE DAY: NEW JACK WHITE RECORD ANNOUNCED

Because you know I am the ULTIMATE JACK WHITE FANGIRL, I’d like to take this brief special moment to tell you about the NEW JACK WHITE RECORD. Third Man Records is releasing his… Continue reading