Review: 22, A Million//Bon Iver Is Back, Reminding Us All To Breathe

When we talk about music being life, we all have an understanding of what we mean. It’s a daydream, a drive with the windows down, and a soundtrack to our…whatever. It’s the same… Continue reading

The One Where I Live-Blog ‘Aladdin Sane’: I Want To Bite On The Neon Too, David

This past weekend marked the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival (#BKBF) and while navigating through the sea of wonderful totes on every shoulder and maneuvering through the maze of small press, large publishing houses,… Continue reading

Wilco, ‘Schmilco’ AmIRight? (LOL I friggen love Wilco more than you do)

For those of you who know me, and HELLO out there for those of you who don’t, I am a huge (YUGE) Wilco fan. Last July when Wilco surprise-released Star Wars (LOL, still) it was… Continue reading

‘Do Not Sell At Any Price’ Amanda Petrusich is a brilliant reporter, cataloguer, wonderer, and my hero

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 78 record.” Ben hops out of bed, goes to the living room, and turns on the light. He pulls something off the shelf and I put… Continue reading

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