Two For One Prince: I’m Going To Live-Blog Purple Rain

Earlier today I listened to Prince for the first time ever. (Well, you know what I mean.) I should’ve, you think?, listened to Purple Rain as my first Prince album, but that’s not what happened. After Prince I felt… Continue reading

Let’s Live-Blog: The Beginning Of New Discovery: Prince

The last time I did this, I was writing about Bruce Springsteen. I sat down to write about Born To Run because I’ve always hated The Boss. And who are we if we are not… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? White Girl Writes About Hip Hop (Again): Miller, Joe and Chance

My favorite question to ask people is, “What Have You Been Listening To Lately?” It’s a nice way to let someone open up about music. The value is in how different people talk… Continue reading

Reasonable Doubt: Marketing Big Hip Hop

I thought hip hop was supposed to be rebellious. You know, that it would Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. But now it seems that Big Hip Hop has become what… Continue reading

Yeezus, Mary and Joseph. It’s Here.

There’s no other way to say it. Kanye Is Back. But…did he ever leave? A persistence in our persistent feed, Yeezy is a man of many words. And even though they’re all over… Continue reading

Devon Powers Explains, There Is No “New Boss”: There Is No “New” Narrative

Since the last time we spoke, Patrick Stickles “publicly” “attacked” me on twitter about the review I wrote of his show. It was awesome and ended well. I think we’re friends now. (When… Continue reading

Gender Punk Politics With Titus Andronicus

Seeing Titus Andronicus perform is like going to a Patrick Stickles Variety Hour. The New Jersey band has played Washington, DC a fair share – but their recent show at The Black Cat… Continue reading

Come Over. Let’s Listen To Some Daft Punk.

In a perfect world, a record will stand on its own. Nothing else will matter but the track listing, the art, the personnel and the sounds of it spinning. Records should be their… Continue reading

Getting Old And Modern With Vampire Weekend

It has to be said that Ezra Koenig is one of the most underrated vocalists, maybe, of all time. He has the ability to control his consonants and vowels unlike any other singer out there.… Continue reading

What Have You Been Listening To Lately? WAMPIRE, Milk Music, SSGs and Chance

There has been too much negativity on this website lately. Just today, a friend told me “you write angry sometimes.” Thanks, Joe. So, in an effort to get some good vibes going on… Continue reading